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23 Sep 2018 18:08:03
For 55 minutes Everton were looking far more in control than us, in fact we looked like the away side. Talk about goals changing games. The worldy from lacca was a sucker punch and the offside one took them out completely. But hey 3 points and a solid (cough cough) clean sheet. The gunners are back. Splutter splutter. Well done cech, credit where it is due. My MoM.

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23 Sep 2018 18:29:39
Cech was our best player followed by Torreira and Belerin had a 97.2% pass completion rating, plus Xhaka ran with purpose showed real effort and gave some decent passes especially when playing the ball to his left, obviously there were areas you can pick holes in him still without having to look to hard but most definitely a dramatic improvement on his first 2 seasons and 3 games this season.

23 Sep 2018 18:41:51
Cech was excellent in crosses, decision making and saves. He also looked better on the ball. MOM by a long way

Need to stop Khaka dropping off to sleep as him and Torreira could form a decent pairing .

Holding did a decent job as Sokratis looked solid again before taken off.

Front two still look disjointed but can’t complain about their goal ratios together nor with Laca’s commitment to the badge.

Still trying to work out Özil and Rambo - struggling to fit into the new look Arsenal

3 points and a clean sheet - well done today boys!

23 Sep 2018 19:00:38
I think you've got to play 4 3 3 to accommodate and get the best out of both Lacasette and Pea and probably Mesut too.
Mesut playing in a Free role behind Lacasette and Pea both down the middle is the only way I see of having any chance of getting the best out of them all at the same time.
I'd pay Aaron's contract up and let him go now as he's so not interested in anything other than personal interests rather than the teams interests.
On the whole it wasn't good but the work rate of most players definitely seems to be increasing.

23 Sep 2018 19:02:04
Xhaka is a fraud, his tackling is non existent, his midfield presence is below average and torreira spent most of the game, like Gouendouzi mopping up for xhaka. The sooner these fraud players we have like xhaka pretending to be a midfielder and bellerin pretending to be a right back are taken out of the team, the sooner we will start to look more solid. If we are playing with flying full backs (cough cough) ozil and ramsey in the same team, we need proper defending full backs andxtwo tackling midfielders. Until it is addressed we will always struggle to control games. I do actually think we are controlling games less and less as games go on. It is only our attacking that is pulling us to wins and cech.

23 Sep 2018 19:06:44
Sy, ozil ramsey xhaka and bellerin can't play in the same team. Any two from four BUT this team needs more winners when we have not got the ball. Xhaka put us into trouble numerous times today with poor distribution and never won a thing.

23 Sep 2018 19:15:24
Gunner, i think 442 is our best to suit auba and lacca with sanchez left w., no hold on will get back to you on that one.

23 Sep 2018 19:20:58
62 - I like the idea of PEA and Laca as a front two with Özil behind them in the middle.

That means we need a lot of discipline in the middle 3 while still giving us options going forward. Rambo ( agree ) can’t be part of that 3.

May be it’s Torriera, Matteo and Xhaka ( for more ) - that’s Xhaka using his 9th life with us.

In the back - Bellerin ( get disciplined or dropped ) Mavropanos Sokratis Nacho ( get disciplined or dropped )

We have two fullbacks ready to jump in if we can’t figure out that one stays back.

This gives us minimal width. alternative is 3 at the back and pack midfield with Özil at the tip in the middle.

23 Sep 2018 19:51:40
This is what I saw from Xhaka today.

Running back at full pace when we lost the ball.
A defensive header that cleared the ball from danger at a corner.
An interception getting in ahead of an oppenent to be first to the ball when thd Everton player was better placed
He also went past a couple of players although admittedly then went on to lose the ball but he did carry the ball past 2 players.
His passing was quite often neat 20 yards long and aimed forward rather than sideways or backwards or 2 yards, especially when playing the ball to
Although no graet he knows he can't tackle so only challenged oppenents in an attempt to put them off rather than win the ball where he would most likely give away a free kick and pick up a red or yellow in the processes.
Yes he still gives away sloppy passes in really dangerous positions and he also struggled to pass to his right with any accuracy more often than 50% of the time.
If this was his debut and the first time I'd seen him I'd say he had potential once he got used to the premier league but obviously it wasn't his debut but his 100th game for us.
I am not a fan of Xhaka but his in his last two games I've seen more positives than I've seen in his first 2 seasons combined.
Would I want us to buy him if he was at another club? No absolutely not but there is no question he is improving at last under Dick.

Well that's what I saw from where I was sitting.

23 Sep 2018 19:59:35
I think today was his best game for arsenal i'd give him 5 out of ten. I saw one rating on news now, he got a 4. A bit harsh or maybe i'm being generous. Lol.

23 Sep 2018 20:21:44
Steve he's been awful for 2 seasons and 3 games but the last 2 games he's not been awful by any stretch of the imagination, obviously he's not going to attract bids from Liverpool City Real or Barcelona even if he maintained his current form for the rest of the season but there is definitely been huge improvement on anything before v Newcastle and Everton, ok It would have been almost impossible for him to have got worse but credit where it's due and I can't believe I'm saying this but I'd play Torreira Guendouzi and Xhaka next premier league game up.

23 Sep 2018 20:52:00
Gunner, i honestly don't know what he brought to the team today that was what we are needing from our central midfield. I just see his partners covering his weaknesses. He gave the ball away poorly three times, he never made one tackle and he allows players to run past him without responsibility. When we look solid when he is playing, i will cut him slack. While i think and see through my eyes we are slack out of possession and i see him weak at defending and not taking responsibility, i wont. We have a massive problem and in my mind he isn't helping it at all. He isn't good defensively and for me he doesn't make up for it with any other part of his game to compensate.

23 Sep 2018 21:34:38
Cech has looked shocking at playing out from the back, but in his main remit making saves he's been very good, he's made the 3rd most saves in the league, more than twice as many as kepa, Alison, loris and ederson which is a damning indictment of our defence that he's having to face so many shots.

23 Sep 2018 21:58:18
Eden, as an out an out goalkeeper, he's been the best in the prem so far. he's got a new lease of life, is he playing for a new contract or just playing better. I don't know but he is playing better.







 

 

 
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