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15 Jul 2018 05:49:05
Having watched yesterday's macth, I couldn't quite work out the formation, but it clearly worked and the absence of gaps that were apparent in the formations of recent seasons was noticeable, particularly in front of the fullbacks. I would appreciate it if fellow gooners could explain the formation used yesterday to me.
There was a freedom to the way the team played, despite more disciplined roles. I noticed that youngsters such as Nelson and Reine-Adelaide looked far more assured and confident under Emery. Nelson in particular looked very lively, back to the way he played when he first came through. Two youngsters that impressed me were Osei-Tutu and Smith Rowe, both look to have promising futures, as did Guendouzi, who looks an accomplished young player. I appreciate it is tricky to being young players through at a top PL club, but we seem to have some very talented youngsters,

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15 Jul 2018 06:36:17
I think if we are playing Borehamwood then the minimum we should expect is ‘freedom’. Can’t exactly judge much on a pre season friendly like this. Perhaps against better quality opposition.

15 Jul 2018 08:04:29
Sky walker - of course it is easier to play freely in a friendly against low level opposition. However, under the previous management the players seemed restrained and played without freedom. The freedom to express themselves as they wished, in terms of shooting, tackling and expressing themselves.

15 Jul 2018 09:18:23
It was definitely a flat back four with a DM, Chambers played that role with Ramsey the deeper mid next to him 2nd half.

So it kind of looked 4-2-3-1 with Lacazette up top first half and Nketiah 2nd half. Aubameyang scored his first coming off the left.

Perez was working hard pressing too, as they all where, not sure about his shorts though. 😂

Apparently they went straight back to Conley for another training session after the game.

15 Jul 2018 10:03:29
Can’t remember us scoring so freely against them for a few years. So something’s changed for the better.

15 Jul 2018 10:25:41
And you’ll be the first ones complaining if we aren’t doing this against a better standard of opponent. Give them a chance to find their way before judging against such a side. Realism is required for this season, regardless of the improvements made thus far.

15 Jul 2018 11:09:19
Totally agree skywalker mate, a game against Borehamwood is a training session no more no less.
It's ridiculous time draw any conclusions about the future from a game like this or any friendly I it's simply a part of preseason getting fit programme.
How many teams have a great preseason followed by an awful campaign in the league and vice versa, it's just a case of people being desperate for the new season and life under Dick to start getting carried away in my opinion.
We will have to wait for the city game for our first real glimpse of our fresh start, not long now :-)

15 Jul 2018 13:23:03
Totally agree Skywalker but it was good to see the team press regardless of the opposition and for players like Aubameyang and Lacazette to score.

We have much better tests heading our way against PSG, Atletico and Seville but yesterday was mostly about fitness along with learning a new way of playing.



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