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03 Feb 2019 21:31:56
So glad we added exactly what we needed in the Winter Window - a towering powerful CD and CDM rather than a lightweight, wishy washy midfielder. Wenger never addressed our main oroblem so I am over the moon Emery is buying exactly what we need and getting that gritty and tight defence we once had under GG. Well done Emery.

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03 Feb 2019 22:31:30
It sounds ridiculous but we need to teach our defenders the basics about defending from zonal responsibility for their position ie don't get drawn out of position ball chasing or ball watching and if you can't get back don't go forward/ take your breaks at the back ect.
Obviously they are not novices or children but they almost look like they are on many many occasions.
Get back to basics and text book defending both as individuals and as a unit.

03 Feb 2019 22:47:24
So who would you have bought out of all the winter window transfers available players SY4?

04 Feb 2019 04:43:35
Paddy - not my job to find the talent but Lichtsteiner was never going to solve a problem. Bit of a Silvestra signing. Torriera is a good signing but he isn’t going to be our CDM anchor. He should have been working on our weaknesses from day 1. Wenger turned a Rioche side into champions by adding what it required. Paddy and Anelka while clearing out unwanted players.
Emery inherited a strong attack but needed to add defensive order as well as a new spine with say Dacoure from Watford and may be Rugani / Gimenez / Suele or more realistic - Oxford, Coady or Chester
He then needed to train and drill the defence.
You can’t play without creativity and Ozil is key to that. Build a disciplined hard working defensive unit behind him and tell him to just run going forward. I am sure Laca and PEA would score lots of goals with Ozil in the hole behind them.
Our fullbacks get exposed so play 3 at the back and 4 in midfield. Two of which will be hard working defensive players. Either side of those Kola and Bellerin.
For me - 20m on the keeper wasn’t needed when other areas were a necessity and I don’t see Suarez as the solution in this window.
My main issue is - zero effective coaching on defence. Only solution is to remove creativity in midfield and still we can’t defend. Work effort is zero and pressing has dropped off.

04 Feb 2019 08:43:08
The players looked confused yesterday SY that's for mate.

04 Feb 2019 14:13:57
I suppose, that two 33 year olds and a 35 year old because of injuries in defence aren't an excuse either sy, or is that dicks plan?



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