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12 Aug 2018 16:56:06
45 minutes into the new managers Arsenal career against the best team in England, I always thought it might take a little longer than that to put right what's been wrong for a decade.
It's not good in fact we are exactly where we were last season but that was after 22 years of planning and team building so let's give change a little bit longer before we get to disheartened.

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12 Aug 2018 17:49:37
Agree gunner, for me what was sad was the performances from the serial offenders of dross performances, xhaka bellerin ozil myki and ramsey, from the experienced side. I also think the 433 formation should be binned asap.

12 Aug 2018 17:51:18
From another angle, it was a babtism of fire for Emery and this inherited squad of flakey players.

12 Aug 2018 18:07:47
Not going to slate them too much after all it was Man City who are pretty well ahead of everybody at present. Agree Though Steve Bellerin and Xahka in particular are weak links. I think a 3-5-2 would be better for us especially against the better teams.

12 Aug 2018 18:13:37
It won't get any tougher Steve that's for sure, we are not in the champions league so City are the best side we will face this season.
Chelsea away next week is obviously no walk in the park but we need to see improvement on today even if it's not dramatic improvement that produces 3pts or even 1pt it has to be better simply because Chelsea are not city.
Xhaka voted worst player by Arsenal and neutral fans alike in a fan player rating poll, no one got high marks for us, it was a mixed bag for the other players you mentioned Steve but it does seem Xhaka performance was the one everyone agreed on the most.
I can't see why people rate him but hopefully I might as the season goes on but I'm sure the team will improve more and more as the season goes on but Xhaka? He's got his work cut out to win me over personally.

12 Aug 2018 18:17:37
For me Lacazette and Aubameyang should be starting every game and Emery should be choosing one of Ramsey and Ozil. Actually was pleased with the play of the centre halves there was one very lazy play with Mustafi when he was 1 v 1 with Sterling but other than that I was actually impressed with the partnership Emery chose. It was the play of the full backs that was woeful and appalling. Guendouzi’s a nice player in the midfield but he should be playing with Torreira not Xhaka. Believe it or not I was actually kind of encouraged by the match and believe when Emery nails down a regular starting XI they’re going to be a diificult side to play against.

12 Aug 2018 18:27:56
4 4. 2 - drop Rambo and change formation against the stronger sides.

Centre midfield partnership let us down again for both goals.

Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi ( replace long=term ) , Need a proper left back

Ozil, Torreira, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan

Aubameyang and Lacca.

12 Aug 2018 18:35:24
Agree Quoth Aubu and lacazette should start to develop a potential deadly partnership. I think it is too much of a luxary to have both Xakha and Ramsey starting. Torreira and Guendouzi or Elneny should start as the DM's with Ramsey further forward.

{Ed025's Note - i would have ramsey further back on the bench..

12 Aug 2018 18:38:25
I was baffled by ramseys position in the team today, he seemed to be playing CF most of the game and did nothing, auba, myki and ozil for most of the game looked as though they didn't know where they should be. Unfortunately niles was woeful at left back, was completely found out, lich looked far better.

12 Aug 2018 18:45:20
I don’t think the starting XI will be the same against Chelsea, Laca should start, Xhaka shouldn’t, it was as difficult as it gets today.

{Ed025's Note - very tough start bambam which is just what you dont want with a new manager and new players, chelsea up next is tough as well but then you will settle i hope and we should see the team develop from there..

12 Aug 2018 18:50:23
I would have Ramsey playing deeper than that still Ed025 mate, deep in Europe Spain Germany France or Italy asap before thier window closes, if we can find a buyer.
20 million now is better than nothing next summer for a non committed showboat player who thinks he's much better than he really is.

{Ed025's Note - i want to argue with you mate...but i cant..

12 Aug 2018 18:53:50
Yeah Steve AMN was targeted for sure today but it is not his fault he is not LB but having both our usual LB's out left us hamstrung in that sense. Torreira has to be starter now. Agree Ramsey does not seem to know what role he fits into. If Xakha is to play he should be further forward and have Torriera and Elneney/ Guendouzi as the the two DM's then Miki, Ozil and Xhaka or Ramsey ahead in the 3 behind Both Aubu and Lacazette drop the fullbacks and go 3 at the back. Bellerin is weak link and needs dropping have a back 3 of Monreal (Kos when he is back) Mustafi and Sokratis. Leno should be given a chance as number 1.

12 Aug 2018 21:44:37
Banbury, i not only think the personnel will change, i think myki will be changed, i think torreira will play and i think the formation will have to change. It wouldn't surprise e to see lich start, left or right back.



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