UEL: Arsenal vs Standard Liege |Thursday 3rd October| KO 20:00 | BT Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Rex Banter, Sep 30, 2019.


What will the result be?

Poll closed Oct 3, 2019.
  1. Arsenal win

  2. Draw

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  3. Standard win

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  1. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Imo but that is exactly what he is. Not in the Özil style but a play maker none the less.
  2. HollandGooner

    HollandGooner Well-Known Member

    Its good to see that we played with a few youngsters and they did well.
    But this is the Europa League its funny that we can even play our second string and still smash teams. hopefully we will make it into CL next year because that should be the level we are aiming for. Also did Emery already told us why Özil was missing yesterday? could have been a good game to take up some rhytm.
  3. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

    I wouldn't call this team second stringers. At least 55-60% of yesterdays team, should be the main starters in the EPL.
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  4. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    If 50% of THE team is second string its a second string team though.
  5. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

    Only attack was 100% second stringers. Midfield had better balance than the team which plays in the EPL. 3/4 defenders should be the main starters.

    This starting eleven would go head to head with the team which played against United imo.
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  6. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Just because we have a Good second string doesnt mean its not a second string.
  7. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

    Let's settle this and say, that they're undeservingly second string. Ones because of the injuries, others because of Emery's decisions.
  8. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Nah, Laca, auba, saka are fullt deserved. Pepe might not be ATM but could very well be. Guendouzi deserved His Spot. Xhaka probably not tbf. Leno deserves his. Thats 5/11
  9. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    That's my point. They're the only two ~24 year olds who have joined this league and hit the ground running, and look how f*cking elite they are. I'm not expecting that from Pepe.

    I don't think you can quantify excuses. It's not a scoreboard but every new signing needs time to adapt, so do young players. Some will think that adapting to a new language/style of football/league is more of an 'challenge' than adapting to first team football. Others will not. But everybody (but you it seems) will accept that both groups face challenges.

    This is a fair point, even for an adapting player he has been quite bad I can't lie. Every time he tries to shoot or cross it's been terrible. I might change my avi when nobody's looking.:lol:

    Looking forward to doing battle with you over the course of this season.
  10. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Already did that :lol:
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  11. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    Lucky guy, I feel like @hydrofluoric acid and @<<reed>> will be on my neck ffs.

    I change my avi's quite often as well but doing it anytime soon will be admitting defeat, I will sink with this ship.
  12. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    God bless. Hope he Steps up before its too late for you.
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  13. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    I think there are very few players who are guaranteed starters. Leno, Tierney, Aubameyang... probably Bellerin if he gets back to his pre-injury levels. After that it's really up for grabs, there are probably around 15/18 players who can claim the other 7 spots.
  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    Don't worry! You are one of my favorite poster! I would not hold it against you!

    Its also good that someone still believe in Pepe. He needs the faith!
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2019
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  15. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Watched game live but only now just catching up on the thread.

    Some superb football in 1st half and came across post at half time calling for Xhaka to be brought on

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  16. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    This second string plays better and more fluent football than our first, so there's that.
  17. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    At least they do vs **** teams. It's not certain they'd do it vs pl teams. Though i'd like to try them there. Would you argue the players playing each week in PL is actaully our second string players? Not the new players that have played 10 games in their lives?
  18. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    I would argue that since we play pretty crappy football with our starters, it wouldn't hurt to try different options, but it also boils down to Emery and his stubbornness of playing with 3 central/defensive midfielders.
    Our creativity is shot because of that. We don't have anyone who can drive the ball forward aside from Özil and Ceballos.
  19. The White Pelè

    The White Pelè Well-Known Member

    Clean sheet, 4 goals and 3 points. Just perfect! Martinelli looks amazing. What a signing!
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