Players 'carrying' Arsenal

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by krackpot, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Song should be on that list

    He didnt lead us to the same level as those mentioned in the op. But he was immense for us 3 seasons, even after Cesc et al left...
     
  2. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Laca Respect for Alexandre

    We’ve needed a player like Gilberto for over a decade.
     
  3. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    That’s why I don’t rate Flamini, cost us both Gilberto (admittedly aging, but still very useful) and Diarra (who was better than Flam imo) in the space of six months...then Flamini ****ed off for free anyway!
     
  4. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    Henry and RVP. If anyone carried us it was them.

    Cesc was phenomenal but he had a few silky guys around him that contributed to that beautiful football.
     
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  5. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Disagree, Flamini didn’t cost us anything. Gilberto was on his last legs, should’ve left earlier even.

    Diarra was a nutcase and didn’t do nothing with his career really despite his talent. If Wenger doesn’t pick you, that’s a red flag.
     
  6. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Cesc and RvP at times carried us. Other than these two, for a small moments, don’t think I have seen any player in an Arsenal team “carry” us. Always been a collective.

    Henry always had good players around him pulling their weight and producing.
     
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  7. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Gilberto had only just lost his place in the team that season, still think he could have done a job though not as a starter anymore.

    Was Diarra a nutter? Didn’t know that, always thought he was s good player.

    Always thought Arsène didn’t pick Diarra because the midfield was outstanding that year and he didn’t want to break up the chemistry, though still believe Flamini was carried by the sheer collective abilities of Hleb-Fabregas-Rosicky stepping up after Henry went to Barcelona.
     
  8. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Don’t think Diarra has stayed at a club for more than 2 years ffs. Something is off, or he’s badly advised.
     
  9. Ciscoo

    Ciscoo Member

    None have come close since RVP, but at times, there have been players we couldn’t do without. Sanchez, Walcott, Kos and Bellerin to name a few.

    All of those players had big flaws though. It says more about the state of our club than anything else.
     
  10. kraphtous

    kraphtous Unai Enemy

    It‘s hilarious to see Cesc and RvP in these lists.

    Carried us to what exactly? :lol:

    They don‘t deserve to be celebrated like this.
     
  11. Ash10

    Ash10 Well-Known Member

    A certain flying dutchman comes to mind
     
  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter YNWA Trusted

    He played at a decent level for Real tbf, Jose was a big fan of his for the three or four years he was there.

    Arsène said one of his biggest regrets was selling Diarra. When he went to Portsmouth he was bossing it.
     
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  13. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    They carried trash like Denilson and Song to Champions League every year, something we don't seem capable of any more.

    Makes you think.
     
  14. Ash10

    Ash10 Well-Known Member

    Got us to UCL on his own with a barely midtable squad which we can't do even after spending like crazy
     
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  15. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    Flamini had a defined role in the midfield and he executed it well. I wouldn't say he was "carried" because his only job was to win the ball and give it to the more talented midfielders, and he did that well.
     
  16. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    One of the few saving graces of Emery atm is that he's not overplaying the young and returning from injury players. Tierney is being handled very well imo, even during a period of fan unrest at poor results and performances.
     
  17. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    I meant that Diarra could have performed that role, and he had an extra three and a half years on his contract...would have been better in that role imo, Flamini got forward a bit too much for me.
     
  18. Ceballinhos

    Ceballinhos Cheating on Santi

    They made us competitive almost by themselves at this time.
    Were they supposed to win any major trophies with such a limited/thin squad they've played with? Selling the best players around them without properly replacing them?
     
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  19. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, in that case I agree.
     
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  20. kraphtous

    kraphtous Unai Enemy

    van Persie carried us into the CL (not an actual trophy) for one season in his 8 years at Arsenal. He was either injured or not doing much for the rest of his 7 years at Arsenal. Fabregas is even worse considering that he doesn‘t have the injury excuse, he just couldn‘t do it despite having fantastic players around him.
     
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