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15 Nov 2017 18:59:59
Xhaka, statistically misplaced more passes than any other premier league player. Just saying!

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15 Nov 2017 19:30:26
Yeah but he does it stylishly 😀.

15 Nov 2017 19:57:58
Agree with that Dags, his hair always looks mint. Is it possible it’s first season syndrome and next year he’ll be a world beater? 😉.

15 Nov 2017 20:07:42
Dags at least he's good at something. I got him wrong, i thought he was no good at anything.

15 Nov 2017 20:48:30
The good news is Spurs have lost to the two top 4 rivals they've played so far this season, both Utd and Chelsea :-)
The bad news is we aren't currently top 4 rivals :- (.

15 Nov 2017 21:02:27
Cant pass, can't tackle, can't head, can't score, remind me again why did we buy him for 35 million instead of kante. Why did we buy him instead of any kante?

16 Nov 2017 08:01:40
Thing is what will we do about it?
Take a 20 million loss on him and let him go? I doubt Arsene would be prepared to accept he was that wrong.
So we keep playing him until he either comes good or is out of contact and leaves on a free.
Tis the way of things at Arsenal now days
If utd city Chelsea had paid 34 million for him they would have already done so or be looking to take a big hit on him and moving on from their mistake.

16 Nov 2017 08:18:54
Which is a little crazy 62 as he’s going to be losing a lot of millions next summer with a load of players out of contract.

The wonderful world of Wenger! It must be lovely to be in it.

16 Nov 2017 09:40:03
I think it's about not admitting he got it badly wrong Stoner mate, I think much of Arsenes problem is he sees admitting mistakes as a weaknesses especially admitting it to himself.
He would rather carry on driving a Sinclair C5 than accept he made a bad call, I really do think it's a confidence thing with him, if he doubts himself on anything he would see it as a loss of self confidence.
So he tries to make round pegs fit in square holes in the hope he will eventually be proven right.
I think it's quite a common trait in some really successful people who surround themselves with yes men, they have outstanding success for a limited period because they back themselves 100% for 100% of the time, while people like Fergie allow for others to have a say behind the scenes and then make their own decisions based on a combination of what others think and their own judgment.
Arsene likes his assistant to be seen and not heard while Fergie allowed input from his assistant managers many of who went on to manage themselves, Mourinho also has allowed for others to have some input and many of his assistants have gone on to success of their own.
Mourinho and Fergie were always the boss and everyone knew that but also they were wise enough to know that no one is always right and we all need good people around us for long term success.

16 Nov 2017 18:21:32
Xhaka is a victim of Wenger's insistence on playing creative players in the defensive midfield roles. We have only one true DM player, Coquelin, and he is not good enough to play at the top level.
I have never understood why Wenger deviated away from playing tall, strong, athletic players in the DM roles, which brought so much success in the early years of his management. If, for example we signed N'Zonzi and Fellaini, we would have decent defensive cover and height both defensively and offensively. Xhaka is a quality player, who has a decent range of passing and shooting. Wenger made a mistake by curbing his natural aggression he showed in the early days at the club. Certain players, such as Alli at the toot would not be half the player they are if their 'nasty' streak was elimated from their game.



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