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06 Dec 2019 08:55:51
This is the worst arsenal defense i have seen in my lifetime. To me it seems like there is no competent defender in that back line, except maybe Tierney, who didn't start last night to my surprise.

Why not try a centre back partnership of holding, mavropanos, holding etc? Clearly experience doesn't help when it comes to arsenal because both luiz and sokratis are awful. At least mavropanos and holding may get better with age but the same cannot be said of sokratis and luiz. This players are uncoachable. It is time to drop them and think of how to sell them.

Another issue i have noticed is our midfield players lack pace, physicality and positional intelligence and this puts our already awful defense under pressure. It is time to gut xhaka from the team completely and sell him. He is a defensive midfielder without pace, who cannot tackle and that is why we are weak when it comes to transition play. we are always vulnerable to counter attacks. It is shocking.

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06 Dec 2019 09:16:29
It's the midfield that makes the defence look so bad, it really is.
Torreira and Xhaka just can't help but get involved with attacking leaving no cover for the defence and the opposition a free run at our defence.
If you play me up front and give me 20 chances every game I will score goals it's the same for our defenders because they are run at so often with no one between them and the attacking players of course sooner or later individuals are going to make mistakes exactly as even if would score goals if I had so many clear cut chances.
Are our defenders elite world class defenders? No of course not but neither are the Sunday League players they are made to look in our side.
Chop change chop change the personel all you like it won't fix a problem that makes all our defenders look so poor.

06 Dec 2019 09:16:57
The new manager has to start by rebuilding the defence as soon as possible defensively we need a RB. Perhaps we should start: Bellerin, Holding, Mavrapanos, Tierney. Next season Saliba arrives. In January I would like to see a RB, a CB and at least one proper DM signed.
In time we should sell Bellerin (can’t tackle) , Chambers (utterly useless) , Mustafi, and Sokratis. Perhaps It’s worth keeping Luiz, as he only has next season left on his deal.

06 Dec 2019 09:54:54
Agree with you gunner62 mate, our midfield is awful. We had good technical midfielders before like cazorla and wilshere. They couldn't defend but they could build up attacks, keep the ball and evade pressure. now the midfielders we have can't defend or attack. It is horrendous.

06 Dec 2019 10:48:11
That's the thing exactly Punani mate, not only don't they help out with there presence they do the defense no favours by not retaining the ball or taking chances either.
All season long I've been reading pundits tipping us to best Palace Norwich Southampton and others because despite us being weak at the back we are unstoppable going forward, really 21 goals in 15 games we will be lucky to score 50 goals all season at this rate, about as scary as being chased by a sloth :-)

06 Dec 2019 19:40:19
For me Torriera is being told to be/ play as a box to box midfielder rather than deploy him as what he is. a DM.
It’s typical Arsenal, buy a player and not play to his strengths, for Sampdoria he was a lion, just sittin there mopping things up.
Look when he first arrived everyone (well I was :) buzzin about him because he was exactly what we’ve been missing for a long time. Aggression in the middle of the park.

Deploy him as a DM and tell him sit n sweep, he’ll do a great job! (My opinion ofcourse) =)

{Ed047's Note - couldn’t agree more, it’s mental that he’s not put where he’s best.

But nothing currently surprises me about Arsenal right now.

06 Dec 2019 21:44:36
Martinelli Ozil. Pepe
Torreira Chambers
Tierney Holding Mavrapanos Bellerin

Be brave and get it done.

07 Dec 2019 00:58:29
gunner62 mate so many players have to be replaced in that backline. No pace. we need to play a midfielder who can stop counter attacks, For me the arsenal line up should be:


bellerin holding chambers tierney

maitland-niles/ torreira guendouzi torreira/ ceballos

pepe auba saka/ martinelli.



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