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26 Dec 2019 17:49:47
Lacazette needs to get tid of his lead boots - terrible touch, slow and poor link up play. Pointless having Ozil with a striker like that.

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26 Dec 2019 18:03:37
The bloke looks short of match practice and confidence to me, you could quite clearly see him saying sorry to Ozil after one poor effort he'd snatched at.
The problem is Martinelli has to play when fit so Lacca Auba Ozil Martinelli, can you accommodate all 4 without exposing the defence relentlessly?
Torreira has to play DM with the enthuses on Defence because around the opposition box he concedes way to often and gets booked to easily.

26 Dec 2019 18:32:22
Drop Laca for Martinelli- you missed off Pepe also. Pea, Martinelli with Ozil in the hole.
I wasn’t at all pleased with Torriera for their goal. A decent CDM would have sniffed that goal chance and killed it off. He was sleeping and slow to react - not good enough from him there. Would rather we got a Ndidi type player than him to be honest.
The defence is clearly a disaster as Papa, Luiz and Mustafi combined couldn’t fill Keown’s left boot. Need to fullbacks back
Mikel has a lot of work to do - but we knew that.

26 Dec 2019 19:12:49
I actually thought Papa and Luis did well today dealing with all crosses and corners extremely well mate.
Back in August Pepe was voted the signing of the summer and this week the worst buy of the summer, still time for him but the clock is ticking fast.

26 Dec 2019 19:19:01
I actually thought he came on well, a ton of hustle, no pouting for not having started.

I really think that the midfield is the problem. Not the wings. There is no fluidity and acres of space. Torreira and Xhaka drift out of position because neither has a set position.

Ed said “look how Torreira plays for Uruguay, ” but All I saw was a player drawn to the ball, and not in a shut down, Makelele kind of way.

We’ll see what January brings. I expect movement. Even clearing out a player or two will help insofar as it will cast people in definite roles.

26 Dec 2019 22:22:40
Lucas Torreira vs. Bournemouth:

100% aerial duels won
94 total touches
88% passing accuracy
77 passes attempted
11 ball recoveries (five more than any other player)
2 tackles
2 interceptions
1 block
1 chance created
1 shot

He actually had a pretty decent game tbh! We were let down today but poor final balls and decision making which is funnily enough the same as at Everton last time out.

{Ed0666's Note - you’ll get better mate let the new guy get his feet under the table.

26 Dec 2019 23:37:52
Noted Glenn but he slept when needed most - not bashing him but I want my CDM protecting the back 4 and sniffing out danger.

I don’t need Luiz playing Hollywood passes or charging up front.

I want the basics done - he’s stats looked pretty good what you shared so that helps me be more balanced 👍.

27 Dec 2019 08:02:52
Oh yeah we will Ed mate! I'm fully behind Arteta the boys just need to make a quick adjustment to their game. It's crazy how when we were shocking at the back we could still put 2 or 3 in the other end but now when we're actually showing shape and signs of strength at the back, we can't do what we've always been good at 😂.

{Ed0666's Note - he needs time to implement his blueprint. He is a supremely intelligent guy, articulate and tactically astute, the complete antithesis of Emery. I still think he’ll prove to be a better signing for you than ancelotti. I like the guy and he looks like he means business with that steely glare.

27 Dec 2019 11:10:05
I couldn't agree more and from what I've seen of him so far he's conducted himself brilliantly. All of his interviews have been flawless and the guy oozes class. It takes time but the players need to take some responsibility on the pitch and up their game. Little things like first touches and crossing the ball need to be improved and that alone will start to have an impact on results. Also like Arteta has already said, if the players don't buy into his plans then they don't fit the culture of the club and have to leave. There are a few of those at the club already so some chopping and changing needs to happen!



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