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UEL Group Stage: Vorskla Poltava v Arsenal | November 29, 2018 17:55 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Nov 26, 2018.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Nov 29, 2018.
  1. Arsenal Win

    71.4%
  2. Draw

    14.3%
  3. Vorskla Win

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  1. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Nketieh had an impressive game, very rounded game. Good hold-up play, got a bit of pace and good movement. Not worried about him not getting scoring, we know he can finish.

    Willock could turn into a really good player I think. Interesting skillset, don`t really know who to compare him to. But the way he glided across the pitch is very impressive, eats up the ground.

    Really look forward to the last game, should be like one of the enjoyable CC-games some years ago when Vela&co turn on the style.
     
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  2. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    I wonder if any of the guys will get a chance in the Carabao Cup against Sp**s, I hope they do but knowing Emery he'll probably take the game very seriously. Would be good to see how the youngsters do with first XI players in the side.
     
  3. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    Did anyone see that interview with a fan in Kiev, saying how much he and other fans are enjoying the Europa, because they get to visit all sorts of places they had never heard of

    It's rather like the spirit of the FA Cup as it used to be zonks ago, and admirable, I think
     
  4. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    this is the other positive, not just their youth

     
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  5. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Men's Rights Activist

    If he hasn't heard of Kiev, I worry for him.
     
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  6. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    We had a youth team that reached a Carling cup final though.
     
  7. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I'd never heard of him but thought he looked very good and very confident.
     
  8. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    he didn't set out for Kiev though - and don't tell me you'd ever heard of Poltava before the EL draw, because I won't belieive you:p
     
  9. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    He's a scary talent.
     
  10. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Shocking stuff. You can buy two in Iceland for a pound ffs.
     
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  11. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Don't think he's quite as athletic as Koullibaly - he's physically dominant and taller than most opponents he'll come up against but he's not that quick. I was really impressed with how composed he was though, definitely acquitted himself even better than I expected - rubbish opposition notwithstanding.

    Agree on all counts - Willock has a lot of upside to his game, it was just acclimatizing to the consistent pace of first team football and he looks like he's close now. And Nketiah could definitely start games for us, I've long believed that and today was an encouraging sign - even if he didn't score. I believe if given more time, the goals will definitely come.

    Monster talent IMO. Big fan of Hudson-Odoi - marries physical power and athleticism with excellent dribbling and end product. Could easily be considered a peer to Sancho and Nelson but hasn't gotten the trust.
     
  12. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Men's Rights Activist

    I did actually. It's a good word for Scrabble.
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Wtf?
     
  14. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Men's Rights Activist

    The supermarket, Hydro.
     
  15. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    And then the senior players ****ed it up.
     
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  16. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    loved the energy and off the ball movements today. that’s what hungry players give you.

    Can’t really say anyone did bad. AMN was probably the worst of the bunch, but playing out of the position has to be a good excuse.

    If Vorskla attacked more/better, and Jenko dealt with it as he did sith everything he did today, he would be my MOtM. did well on the ball, off the ball, offside traps...

    Nketiah was my motm, his movement and skills were top. does it at such composed and confident way you would think he has 100 caps for the first team.

    Emile was great, Joe grew into the game, all the other kids did well too, basically there was nothing to complain about at all :)
     
  17. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    @MutableEarth that Joe Willock goal is different class :eek:. He's looks like he's a up a level from last year .
     
  18. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Freddie Ljungberg did exceptional work with him earlier this season, as well as Saka. He's really added an extra layer to his game - particularly his attacking and pressing from the front - his shooting is a million times better this season aswell. Would have said his finishing was his biggest weakness, but now it's very much up there with his passing and dribbling. Much less dawdling in general aswell.
     
  19. GoonerBoy19

    GoonerBoy19 Well-Known Member

    I liked how the kids took the chance and played without fear. Few of them needs to be integrated with first team. Willock, ESR and Nketiah are close to first team.
     
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  20. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    You got to like that , shows he's got real hunger . That finish had the look of someone whose thought a lot about finishing .
     
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