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30 Dec 2018 08:11:30
I think we also need to remember we have had a first choice defence available, the moment Kos is fit Holding gets injured, for me Holding was very good, injuries though have shown how weak we are.

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30 Dec 2018 08:52:13
Mate we used the injury thing for Arsene to hide behind for years let's not make the same mistake with Dick, we have looked terrible at the back all season and teams who've spent much much less than us at the back look more solid than us.
No more excuses just slow but sure progress.
As much as we shouldn't expect to compete for titles this season or next we most definitely should not make the same mistakes with Dick as we did with Arsene.
We should be upset and we should demand better than yesterday from any Arsenal team, when you haven't got the players you need to adjust your tactics and get the very best out of what you do have and leaving Lacasette on the bench as Arsene did last season at Anfield was infuriating to say the least and only made worse by letting a player who wants out of the club unless we give him 3 times the wage he's worth lead us into the pitch sends out a terrible message to everyone.

30 Dec 2018 09:08:10
I’m not hiding mate, it is what it is . The injuries just haven’t helped that’s all.

30 Dec 2018 09:45:36
Agreed mate of course they haven't helped but every team has them and it's all about how you cope with them.
We just mustn't make the mistake with Dick we did with Arsene and accept excuses from him or worse still make them for him.
5 months 100 plus training sessions our defence should be showing signs of improvement, improving George's defence now that would have been a huge ask of anyone but Arsenes defence? It wouldn't seem the most impossible job in the world by a long long way.

30 Dec 2018 09:57:44
Kos and Kola were injured in plenty time to have a replacement plus Chambers went out on loan after that. Per retired the prior season, Nacho a year older while Mavropanos has been injured all season.
He adds a 37 year old freebie from Juve - not a suitable solution - so really only added Sokratis

Injuries and quality and numbers were always going to be a challenge do Emery is both unlucky but has himself or back staff to blame.

We shouldn’t give him excuses but give him time plus a bit of pressure to learn and learn quickly or we will never improve.

30 Dec 2018 10:33:35
Chambers should be sold he is awful, you say plenty of time? But Dick joined us so late and in a WC year there is no time to get anyone.

30 Dec 2018 12:18:48
While it still had problems, holding, soc and mustaffi, with bellerin and kolasinac as wing backs actually looked to have some legs. The team looked balanced and we had lacca and auba up front. Since then and injuries, its all gone pete tong. I actually think Dick had hit on something to improve on but now we are in a mess. Injuries at the wrong time was key.

30 Dec 2018 14:44:11
Sorry lads maybe I'm being to tough but I've heard all these injury excuses or reasons so many times before, whenever a big club gets thrashed 9/ 10 it's Arsenal, it was embarrassing under Arsene and it certainly doesn't feel any less painful under Dick.
If we are ever to progress we need to stop being the whipping boys of the top clubs.
Liverpool United Spurs even Chelsea have had poor seasons periods runs but none of them got totally blown away anywhere near as often as we have over the last decade.

30 Dec 2018 15:02:29
Your not mate my point - made poorly is that Dick has been a tad unlucky because it’s lot his squad, he’s had no time to get quality in really, in 12 months time my words might be different.

30 Dec 2018 15:52:17
Gunner somethings gone drastically wrong in the last month and its coincided with defenders going sick en bloc. We were coping better up until then and haven't coped since. Having xhaka, lich, kos and amn in fairly frequently and not first choice options definitely hasn't helped us at all. We are definitely letting in more easy goals since than we were.

30 Dec 2018 15:55:34
But i also don't think the standard of defending is acceptable either at the moment.







 

 

 
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