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18 Aug 2018 19:47:02
Couple of good big calls from Emery :

1. Dropped Rambo despite contract situation
2. Subbed Xhaka at halftime
3. Stuck with Guendouzi who was excellent today
4. Subbed Özil who is struggling this season. Possibly could have done this sooner though

Poor stuff

Defence - highline with no pace. Fullbacks leaving two slow centre backs on their own.

Very disappointed in what Emery is p@ssing about at in the back 4

Encouraged by what he's doing in midfield

Unsure what he's doing up front

Disappointed with tactics, energy, organisational play and basic tactics

Early days but hoped for better early signs - main highlight is Guendouzi but was that Emery or the talent spotters.

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18 Aug 2018 20:02:11
Yeah still early days like you say good that Emery is not afraid to make early changes Changing Torrira for Xakha certianly helped us more in 2nd half. I fail to see what Xhaka actually does to contribute. I think Emery will Learn that you can't have both Miki and Ozil start without us being overrun in the midfield defensivly.

I think you need to pick one or the other as a number 10 behind both Lacazette and Aubu. Our backline was way too high today and with Mustafi and Sokrtais not being the quickest you are asking for trouble really. Guendouzi had another good game. Plenty of work for Emery to do and hopefully come the Janaury transfer window a couple of buys.

18 Aug 2018 20:03:54
Extremely disappointed in Dick for playing Xhaka again, he was voted worst player on the pitch v city last week and repeated that achievement again today in cross section vote of Arsenal Chelsea and neutral fans.
I always knew we might have to go through a few managers before we found the manager who would make us a force again but hoped and still hope that in Dick we might get it right first time but Xhaka and Iwobi? I genuinely thought only Arsene could see anything in them but somehow we might just have found another.
Obviously it's far to early to judge Dick fairly but I personally have gone from very excited about him to very worried about him, hopefully the next few weeks will ease my mind and we won't see Xhaka during those weeks.

18 Aug 2018 20:20:09
This is worrying :

Alexi Iwobi confessed Arsenal players ‘weren’t sure what they were supposed to be doing’ during a chaotic first half against Chelsea.

We need to play to our players strengths - Cech can’t play the ball out, our defence has zero pace, Bellerin can’t cross. Emery must adapt while he makes changes to the squad.

18 Aug 2018 20:24:44
Yes it’s early days BUT

We just played M City ( who I think will win the league ) and Chelsea away . I would say a superb return going on recent years would have been 2 points . They were always going to be potential defeats .

Coupled with a new manager, new ideas, he’s still trying to work out his best XI, I think he has a better idea today .

Things “should” get a tad easier from now .

Time is most definitely needed.

18 Aug 2018 20:40:23
100% agree time is needed Banbury mate but so is common sense from Dick too mate, playing Xhaka and Iwobi today did his credibility among most Arsenal fans few favours, especially Xhaka mate he offers nothing to the team in any way.
Lose trying new can have its upside but to simply repeat what everyone already learned under Arsene about Xhaka is crazy especially after his performance against City.

18 Aug 2018 21:03:51
All fans can be managers mate, he sees these players day in day out, a poor 90 minutes against M City isn’t uncommon no matter who you are .

Let’s see where we are by the end of September in terms of selection.

18 Aug 2018 21:20:37
Fair comment mate I've always said we hace to wait until October before we can form any kind of opinion on Dick but two years of Xhaka not turning up has to be enough no matter if he's Pele Maradona Messi Ronaldo all rolled into one on the training pitch, on match days he does more for the opposition than us most weeks and his best games are when he has no effect the results are all .

18 Aug 2018 22:38:43
Gunner62,the kind of system emery wants to play requires wingers who can run at defences and make the pitch big hence iwobi being on the pitch. The problem is that we do not have wingers never mind good ones. Iwobi is the only wingers. Mkhi and ozil are number 10s. It is shocking that we went from Pires to iwobi. I was really surprised why we didn't sign lozano or malcom or even pavon. we are desperate for wingers.

18 Aug 2018 22:55:49
There are certain teams you don’t play that high line against and you definitely don’t knock it arround at the back. Unfortunately you have already done it against 2 of them, the good news is you don’t play liverpool till November as they would run riot right now. I think Emery will get the team playing well eventually you look pretty good going forward so if he can sort it out at the other end you will be fighting Unt and spurs for 4th, 5th and 6th.

18 Aug 2018 23:44:51
We never really had too much problem attacking - it was balancing attack and defence

Why doesn’t he change tactics until he has the players - he’s putting us under so much pressure by playing from the back and splitting the two centrehalves. Crazy

He inherited a bad defence and good attack.







 

 

 
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