Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal |15.7.17 |11.00 BST

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  1. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    I'm glad Özil was played with the second string. He surely has to work harder mentally to find players he barely knows. This will hopefully sharpen him up and make linking easier with Laca. It's a pity Cohen-Brammall didn't get on but we are strong on the left which is great. I'm pretty pleased with pre season so far.
  2. Erlis

    Erlis Only Came To See Granit Xhaka

    I would add Iwobi too. He appears to be in great form. Hope he retains it throughout the season.

    One more thing, I never saw Giroud having a better game than he had today. :D
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  3. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    How when he's not playing with him?
  4. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    People going a bit ott in the negativity about pre-season game.
  5. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Excellent point.
  6. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Özil playing with relatively unknown youth players means he will have to be sharper mentally than he normally is. That can only help WHEN he eventually plays with Laca.
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  7. Linson

    Linson Well-Known Member

    Damit completely forgot and missed the entire thing...

    Player ratings please!!!!
  8. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Watched at work. Game was annoying me quite a bit. Giroud starting with Lacazette behind him was annoying so at least he scored. He didn't look good otherwise. Lacazette was OK but I want to see him upfront, not playing 2nd striker to the guy we are trying to replace in the starting lineup.

    More positively, Nketiah looked good in his cameo but he's a striker playing games wing back. Willock was the best youngster today. Looks great at CM. Nelson not quite as effective today but he's not a wing back either.

    Will watch the game again at home later.
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  9. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Not as much as it would help him actually playing with Laca.
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  10. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Obviously not. We know what Özil can do and we should see both him and Laca vs Chelsea next week.FYI, when Bergkamp played with a relative unknown or junior player,he told them to play their natural game and let him do the work of finding them. Özil has this job now. He was on point today.
  11. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Not really. His hair is slick. His touch most definitely is not.
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  12. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    What happened to Zelalem btw?
  13. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Yes, Özil was on point, but that doesn;t mean he doesn't need to familiarise himself with a new player before the serious games start. He's not all knowing.

    At any rate, can't wait for next week, that's when we'll see what we've got.
  14. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    He was massively over-rated by AM fans.
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  15. Preacher

    Preacher Always Crying

    Injured. 6-9 months out.
  16. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Oh. Must have missed it somehow.
  17. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    We can all breath.
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  18. squizo

    squizo Member

    Ospina 7/10
    Martinez 5/10
    Kos 8/10
    Elneny 8/10
    Monreal 7,5/10
    Ramsey 7/10
    Xhaka 7/10
    Ox 6/10
    Iwobi 8/10
    Maitland-Niles 7,5/10
    Lacazette 7,5/10
    Giroud 7/10
    Welbeck 5/10
    Walcott 4/10
    Özil 8,5/10
    Mertesacker 8/10
    Bielik 8/10
    Coquelin 7,5/10
    Kolasinac 7/10
    Willock 8,5/10
    Nketiah 8/10
    Nelson 7/10
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  19. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Haven't really followed up on his progress. But when I saw him play in preseason games he seemed like he didn't have the physical attributes like the likes of Nelson or Willock have now. He had great vision though.
  20. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    We have plenty of games including the Charity Shield. Lots of time to train and watch dvd's of team mates too. I kind of trust Özil tbh. If he wants to fully conquer his doubters, this quiet efficiency and taking charge as he did today is a good start. Roll on next week. The squad depth, apart from CM is good when you look at the players yet to return.
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