Fixtures Wednesday July 15th - Liverpool - Emirates Stadium - 8:15 Pm

Kick-Off

       Injuries                    Steve Gleiber



Get the Latest Post Go to the Bottom of Page It is currently Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:18 pm

All times are UTC


  


Reply to topic

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Rich, warrior and 3 guests

 
Post #501321  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:30 pm
Posts: 7376

grantyboy wrote:
dec wrote:
Three points and a clean sheet. AMN, Willock and Aubameyang the standout performers for me. Substitutions were odd. Willock was playing well and Ceballos really struggled. Giving a Brazilian teenager his debut in the rain at Newcastle??? Pépé did ok with one superb feint and turn.


Yeah seemed more like a "get em on the pitch" than anything tactical or useful. Thankfully Newcastle didn't seem too interested. Ref was as always shite. A blatant shirt tug in the first half, as professional a foul as you could see didn't even get a yellow while Arsenal were pinged for the most minor of infractions. Special mention to Mikhitaryan who I though was utter garbage but strangely think he'll get better after a couple of matches. Lazy b****** though.

Heh. Mkhitaryan is a weird player. I said it to my son during the game. He has very good technique and is capable of excellence and utter shite within 30 seconds. Lovely run through the middle with a brilliant change of direction followed up with an apalling pass.

_________________
"I just kept going pretty lively. Them killers wasn't too healthy company."


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501322  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:02 pm
Posts: 11937

dec wrote:
grantyboy wrote:

Yeah seemed more like a "get em on the pitch" than anything tactical or useful. Thankfully Newcastle didn't seem too interested. Ref was as always shite. A blatant shirt tug in the first half, as professional a foul as you could see didn't even get a yellow while Arsenal were pinged for the most minor of infractions. Special mention to Mikhitaryan who I though was utter garbage but strangely think he'll get better after a couple of matches. Lazy b****** though.

Heh. Mkhitaryan is a weird player. I said it to my son during the game. He has very good technique and is capable of excellence and utter shite within 30 seconds. Lovely run through the middle with a brilliant change of direction followed up with an apalling pass.


Just saw a stat saying he lost the ball 15 times in the first half. He’s infuriating, he seems to have some decent aspects of technique but has little composure and doesn’t drive forward anywhere near enough. Like you say he’s weird, there’s a decent player in there somewhere but he just gets it all wrong and is in danger of reaching Mustafi levels of frustration


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501323  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:31 pm
Posts: 3286
Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex

Have to look back and apologise to Emery his decision was perfect and brilliantly made for the good of the team.

Perfect start and had the newbies made an impact wuld have been super perfect. Trust in the youth till they settle will be my pov in future.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501324  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:36 pm
Posts: 2032

TOP GUN wrote:
dec wrote:
Heh. Mkhitaryan is a weird player. I said it to my son during the game. He has very good technique and is capable of excellence and utter shite within 30 seconds. Lovely run through the middle with a brilliant change of direction followed up with an apalling pass.


Just saw a stat saying he lost the ball 15 times in the first half. He’s infuriating, he seems to have some decent aspects of technique but has little composure and doesn’t drive forward anywhere near enough. Like you say he’s weird, there’s a decent player in there somewhere but he just gets it all wrong and is in danger of reaching Mustafi levels of frustration


I never really saw him at Dortmund, and we tried to sign him off the back of that form, but I suspect we’re seeing this later, older version of him where maybe he’s lost a little bit of what made him the player he was.

_________________
'At Arsenal it was always the same 8 or 9 who stayed behind after training. And I guarantee if you do that you'll become a better player'


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501325  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:55 pm
Posts: 8682
Location: Singapore

3 points, clean sheet, young Gunners did well especially Willock, new signings had a run-out, and Aubameyang gets a goal!

Positive start to the season. Forget the negatives for now, enjoy the victory!

_________________
A new Chapter awaits!


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501326  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Posts: 7970

Mkhitaryan was very poor in the first half but much better in the second. Didn’t think Nelson and Willock did as well as some of you. I thought Xhaka was quite good but for me our best player was Guendouzi. Plays with such intelligence, picking the right pass so often.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501327  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:02 pm
Posts: 11937

Chelsea could struggle this year.

Haven’t replaced Hazard and look weak at the back.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501328  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:02 pm
Posts: 11937

Bernard wrote:
Mkhitaryan was very poor in the first half but much better in the second. Didn’t think Nelson and Willock did as well as some of you. I thought Xhaka was quite good but for me our best player was Guendouzi. Plays with such intelligence, picking the right pass so often.


I thought Willock, Chambers and Maitland niles all played well but thought Nelson was poor actually. He didn’t take on his full back and didn’t really distribute it well.

I didn’t really think much of Xhaka or Guendozis performances to be honest. Their passing was largely sideways with little through balls so Aubameyang got little service at all. I don’t think they are a good pair in the middle of the park as they don’t drive forward anywhere near enough


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501329  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Posts: 7970

TOP GUN wrote:
Chelsea could struggle this year.

Haven’t replaced Hazard and look weak at the back.

I agree. I’ll be surprised if the top four aren’t, in whatever order: City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal. I see Chelsea and Manchester United as the next two after that, again in whatever order.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501330  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:58 am
Posts: 29224

3 points are 3 points, anyway we can get it.

_________________
"If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken. Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools..." - Rudyard Kipling


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501331  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:30 pm
Posts: 7376

Bernard wrote:
Mkhitaryan was very poor in the first half but much better in the second. Didn’t think Nelson and Willock did as well as some of you. I thought Xhaka was quite good but for me our best player was Guendouzi. Plays with such intelligence, picking the right pass so often.

I thought Xhaka was typical Xhaka, complete with dopey booking. For me Guendouzi was only ok. He can be quite lazy at tracking back which you would hope he will grow out of.

_________________
"I just kept going pretty lively. Them killers wasn't too healthy company."


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501332  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Posts: 7970

dec wrote:
Bernard wrote:
Mkhitaryan was very poor in the first half but much better in the second. Didn’t think Nelson and Willock did as well as some of you. I thought Xhaka was quite good but for me our best player was Guendouzi. Plays with such intelligence, picking the right pass so often.

I thought Xhaka was typical Xhaka, complete with dopey booking. For me Guendouzi was only ok. He can be quite lazy at tracking back which you would hope he will grow out of.

I’m surprised you only think Guendouzi was ok. For me he was much better.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501333  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:45 am
Posts: 22149

Chelsea falling apart. Central defence rubbish. Which is kind of ironic really.

_________________
I believe in our team, I believe in our quality and I am convinced that I am right. (Arsene Wenger Dec 08)


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501334  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:58 am
Posts: 29224

I can't wait till we have less use for Xhaka. I'm also sure Emery can't wait to sell Mkhitaryan. It's painfully obvious why he never settled in at Man Utd. I'm encouraged my Willock and AMN. I think with minutes on the pitch, they will improve considerably.

When everyone is healthy, we will be a decent side. Good enough to nick a top 4 if we stay healthy and Emery does his part with tactics...and if one of the rivals for top 4 have a bad season.

_________________
"If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken. Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools..." - Rudyard Kipling


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501335  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:58 am
Posts: 29224

Lumpard having a tough first match. Great pass from Pogba for Man Utd's 3rd goal.

_________________
"If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken. Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools..." - Rudyard Kipling


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501336  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:02 pm
Posts: 11937

Whilst they are thrashing chelsea I don’t think united look up to much either.

Neither team seems to have a dynamic attack. I wouldn’t be intimidated by playing either of those 2.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501337  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:36 pm
Posts: 2032

Bernard wrote:
dec wrote:
I thought Xhaka was typical Xhaka, complete with dopey booking. For me Guendouzi was only ok. He can be quite lazy at tracking back which you would hope he will grow out of.

I’m surprised you only think Guendouzi was ok. For me he was much better.


It was a hard game to assess how a lot of players did I thought. I was most disappointed with Ceballos really but then away to Newcastle in the rain on a slippery pitch where the home team are closing down hard perhaps makes for a scrappy game.

_________________
'At Arsenal it was always the same 8 or 9 who stayed behind after training. And I guarantee if you do that you'll become a better player'


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501338  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:45 am
Posts: 22149

Ash wrote:
It was a hard game to assess how a lot of players did I thought. I was most disappointed with Ceballos really but then away to Newcastle in the rain on a slippery pitch where the home team are closing down hard perhaps makes for a scrappy game.

I was most pleased that we saw it out comfortably without any of those brain farts that have littered our performances for absolutely ages.

_________________
I believe in our team, I believe in our quality and I am convinced that I am right. (Arsene Wenger Dec 08)


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501339  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:36 pm
Posts: 2032

TOP GUN wrote:
Whilst they are thrashing chelsea I don’t think united look up to much either.

Neither team seems to have a dynamic attack. I wouldn’t be intimidated by playing either of those 2.


Just seen Utd's 4th. You sure about that...

_________________
'At Arsenal it was always the same 8 or 9 who stayed behind after training. And I guarantee if you do that you'll become a better player'


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501340  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:36 pm
Posts: 2032

long time gooner wrote:
Ash wrote:
It was a hard game to assess how a lot of players did I thought. I was most disappointed with Ceballos really but then away to Newcastle in the rain on a slippery pitch where the home team are closing down hard perhaps makes for a scrappy game.

I was most pleased that we saw it out comfortably without any of those brain farts that have littered our performances for absolutely ages.


Yeah that was something new and different for us! :laughing7:

_________________
'At Arsenal it was always the same 8 or 9 who stayed behind after training. And I guarantee if you do that you'll become a better player'


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501341  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:02 pm
Posts: 11937

Ash wrote:
TOP GUN wrote:
Whilst they are thrashing chelsea I don’t think united look up to much either.

Neither team seems to have a dynamic attack. I wouldn’t be intimidated by playing either of those 2.


Just seen Utd's 4th. You sure about that...


Yes 100%, I don’t think they look very impressive at all. They are less worse than Chelsea simply. This is not the united of old.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501342  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:36 pm
Posts: 2032

TOP GUN wrote:
Ash wrote:

Just seen Utd's 4th. You sure about that...


Yes 100%, I don’t think they look very impressive at all. They are less worse than Chelsea simply. This is not the united of old.


Chelsea look like us in the first two fixtures last season. Hard to say how decent Utd’s performance is but I’d put it between promising and good. I don’t think they need to be the Utd of old to challenge for top 4 which is what will affect us. I hope you’re right.

_________________
'At Arsenal it was always the same 8 or 9 who stayed behind after training. And I guarantee if you do that you'll become a better player'


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501343  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:36 pm
Posts: 2032

Chelsea in the bottom 3 :21encouragement:

_________________
'At Arsenal it was always the same 8 or 9 who stayed behind after training. And I guarantee if you do that you'll become a better player'


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501344  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:26 pm 
Online

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 16024

Maybe Chelsea were missing their defensive leader


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501345  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:36 pm 
Online

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 16024

Happy with any away win, however they come. Prem away wins really will be gold dust in the chase for the top 4. We won’t make any headlines for that but that is fine.
Also we could probably put out an 11 of injured and benched players that is possibly stronger than the starting 11. Potentially our entire first choice back 4 didn’t play
Martinez
Bellerin, Holding, Luiz, Tierney
Torreira, cellabos
Pépé, Özil, Kolasinac
Lacazette


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501346  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Posts: 7970

Ash wrote:
It was a hard game to assess how a lot of players did I thought. I was most disappointed with Ceballos really but then away to Newcastle in the rain on a slippery pitch where the home team are closing down hard perhaps makes for a scrappy game.

I agree about Ceballos. I thought he was really sloppy in possession. But the possible reasons you give are believable so I won’t write him off as another Suarez yet.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501347  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:42 am
Posts: 12035
Location: Rotorua New Zealand

Gaz from Oz wrote:
Kiwi, something to gladden the heart. Bathurst and Roos

https://youtu.be/awwQC-32R2k

Thanks for that ..... may already mentioned it ..... son and I were returning from a job ; late one night from way out in the Wop Wops of Oz .... bloody kangaroos were leaping across the road every few minutes ,

we stopped and waited for a B train to come through then got right up his backside and let him bounce the f*&***%^$ away .

Never saw the match got a bit lubed last night ...good result .

Been doing a bit of artwork myself of late ; illustrating a kid's book I'm doing for a son .

What are you doing watercolours or oils ?


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501348  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:04 am
Posts: 5965
Location: Townsville Australia

TOP GUN wrote:
Chelsea could struggle this year.

Haven’t replaced Hazard and look weak at the back.

Yeah my heart bleeds for them. Lampard out.

_________________
If this policy does not deliver then I would say we have to change it.
AW 150810


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501349  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:04 am
Posts: 5965
Location: Townsville Australia

kiwipete wrote:
Gaz from Oz wrote:
Kiwi, something to gladden the heart. Bathurst and Roos

https://youtu.be/awwQC-32R2k

Thanks for that ..... may already mentioned it ..... son and I were returning from a job ; late one night from way out in the Wop Wops of Oz .... bloody kangaroos were leaping across the road every few minutes ,

we stopped and waited for a B train to come through then got right up his backside and let him bounce the f*&***%^$ away .

Never saw the match got a bit lubed last night ...good result .

Been doing a bit of artwork myself of late ; illustrating a kid's book I'm doing for a son .

What are you doing watercolours or oils ?

Good win given the circumstances last night.

Oils by preference as you can make a mistake and fix it later - sometimes months later. A couple from the recent Lord Howe trip.


Attachments:


_________________
If this policy does not deliver then I would say we have to change it.
AW 150810
 Profile  
 
 
Post #501350  Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:04 am
Posts: 5965
Location: Townsville Australia

Another which I like better than the first


Attachments:


_________________
If this policy does not deliver then I would say we have to change it.
AW 150810
 Profile  
 
 
Post #501351  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:20 am
Posts: 8976

Are those your works, Gaz? Very nice.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501352  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:12 am 
Online

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 16024

Bernard wrote:
Ash wrote:
It was a hard game to assess how a lot of players did I thought. I was most disappointed with Ceballos really but then away to Newcastle in the rain on a slippery pitch where the home team are closing down hard perhaps makes for a scrappy game.

I agree about Ceballos. I thought he was really sloppy in possession. But the possible reasons you give are believable so I won’t write him off as another Suarez yet.

I could only listen in the radio but the comma kept describing Cellabos as ‘near and tidy’


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501353  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:20 am
Posts: 8976

Just some thoughts about the game...

- I think Mkhitaryan was trying too hard... a run of games with things going his way especially in terms of goals and assists should help his confidence. But he may not have that luxury with Özil, Lacazette and Pépé all competing for spots in our front four.

- we still don't get the ball into the final third fast enough. 2 shots on target (total 8 shots only) when we had more than 60% possession is quite miserable...

- I was surprised at how easily Lascelles lost Aubameyang for the two shots on target we had. Thought he was one of the better young defenders in EPL.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501354  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:05 pm
Posts: 981

After watching the game yesterday, just wondering if Luiz would be be better for the team by playing in Zhakas place, as Papa and Chambers looked quite solid, he would give them protection and would be able to get forward more and support the attack with his long range passing and shooting and he's good at free kicks.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501355  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:22 pm
Posts: 18513

Draytonkid wrote:
After watching the game yesterday, just wondering if Luiz would be be better for the team by playing in Zhakas place, as Papa and Chambers looked quite solid, he would give them protection and would be able to get forward more and support the attack with his long range passing and shooting and he's good at free kicks.


Morning Dray,

I do wonder if we might eventually end up playing with a back three, with Luiz as the sort of quarterback able to ping the ball around and start attacks from deep. That would allow Kierney and Bellerin to bomb forward.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501356  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:22 pm
Posts: 18513

Goonie wrote:
Just some thoughts about the game...

- I think Mkhitaryan was trying too hard... a run of games with things going his way especially in terms of goals and assists should help his confidence. But he may not have that luxury with Özil, Lacazette and Pépé all competing for spots in our front four.

- we still don't get the ball into the final third fast enough. 2 shots on target (total 8 shots only) when we had more than 60% possession is quite miserable...

- I was surprised at how easily Lascelles lost Aubameyang for the two shots on target we had. Thought he was one of the better young defenders in EPL.


Morning Goonie,

I think the lack of threat in the final third despite the large amount possession is the biggest reason we bought Pépé. We need to be turning that 60% possession into more attempts on goal and chances.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501357  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:21 pm
Posts: 14065
Location: Stockholm

Not pretty yesterday, but three good points in the bag. I thought Emery was proven right with his team selection when Ceballos and Pépé came on, because it’s obvious they’re a bit behind the others in terms of match fitness. The need a week or two at least to get back into it, but both showed some promise.

Thought Guendozi and Xhaka bossed the midfield, particularly in the second half. The entire back four was really good, special mention to Maitland-Niles for a great assist, and Monreal who I thought looked like his rock solid old self. Mkhitaryan had one of those days where nothing went his way, but he’s always involved and no matter how much fans want to see the back of him he’s miles ahead of Nelson at the moment. Willock had a good first half but ran out of gas early in the second.

Think it’ll take some time before we get the best out of this team, so it’s important to get the points whichever way we can until then.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501358  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:21 pm
Posts: 14065
Location: Stockholm

Rich wrote:
Maybe Chelsea were missing their defensive leader

Their decision to sell him seem even stranger after yesterday. Rudiger is their only central defender I rate, Christensen is mediocre and Zouma is just a disaster. Luiz would start every single game for them.

Overall I can’t see Chelsea and United finishing above us. Pogba is the best midfielder in the league on his day, and Rashford and Martial are quality too, but behind them United has nothing. Think our squad is miles ahead of both of them. Our bench yesterday was really strong and we were still missing Özil, Bellerin, Tierney, Kolasinac and Holding.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501359  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:16 am 
Online

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 16024

Hazuki wrote:
Rich wrote:
Maybe Chelsea were missing their defensive leader

Their decision to sell him seem even stranger after yesterday. Rudiger is their only central defender I rate, Christensen is mediocre and Zouma is just a disaster. Luiz would start every single game for them.

Overall I can’t see Chelsea and United finishing above us. Pogba is the best midfielder in the league on his day, and Rashford and Martial are quality too, but behind them United has nothing. Think our squad is miles ahead of both of them. Our bench yesterday was really strong and we were still missing Özil, Bellerin, Tierney, Kolasinac and Holding.

Yes, this season is a really big opportunity to get back in the top 4. Chelsea and Man U with very inexperienced managers.
Also with City still facing a possible champions league ban, 5th place may get champions league


 Profile  
 
 
Post #501360  Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:22 pm
Posts: 18513

Hazuki wrote:
Not pretty yesterday, but three good points in the bag. I thought Emery was proven right with his team selection when Ceballos and Pépé came on, because it’s obvious they’re a bit behind the others in terms of match fitness. The need a week or two at least to get back into it, but both showed some promise.

Thought Guendozi and Xhaka bossed the midfield, particularly in the second half. The entire back four was really good, special mention to Maitland-Niles for a great assist, and Monreal who I thought looked like his rock solid old self. Mkhitaryan had one of those days where nothing went his way, but he’s always involved and no matter how much fans want to see the back of him he’s miles ahead of Nelson at the moment. Willock had a good first half but ran out of gas early in the second.

Think it’ll take some time before we get the best out of this team, so it’s important to get the points whichever way we can until then.


I thought Nelson was quite bright yesterday. You can see he has excellent technical ability, its just whether he can turn good positions and situations into a quality final ball or a shot on goal. That's where he needs to develop his game.

Willock was very promising, too, until he ran out of steam as you said.

As a lot of forumites have already said, Mika is a curious mix of great, mediocre and awful, often in the space of the same phase of play. One minute he's bursting forward past several challenges with a surging run and then he *%^@* up an easy pass.

AMN always has some really excellent moments going forward but I still feel he is vulnerable defensively, essentially because he's not a natural defender and doesn't have that instinctive defensive awareness.


 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
     [ 513741 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 12531, 12532, 12533, 12534, 12535, 12536, 12537 ... 12844  Next

All times are UTC

Gooners Online - Click to see what Everyones Doing

Colour Key:  Visited Profile    Members Profile      Admin

Get Latest Post

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Rich, warrior and 3 guests


Search for:

Go to Top

Powered by php BB © 1993 - 2018