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12 Sep 2020 20:16:48
Willian - Five recoveries, hit the post and 3 assists including his saved shot. Pretty good game - not sure Pepe will be in the starting 11 with a fit Willian as he offers so much more and is more direct. Well played Willian.

Fingers crossed for a CDM like Gabriel. A mountain of a player who knows how to defend, built like a modern day strong Centrehalf plus plenty of pace. Can't wait to see Saliba and Gabriel at the back as a unit. Don't care if it's a back 3 with Holding, Luiz or Mari or part of a back four with Cedric and Tierney. actually excited about our defence. Really excited about our attack. Frustrated about the keeper situation especially if we sell Emi for just 16m.

My main concern is our midfield still. We are now just one or may be two CDM beasts from an excellent side or just one from a Top 4 side.

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12 Sep 2020 20:36:47
According to reports Gabriel was outstanding?

{Ed047's Note - he had a nervous start with a bit of miscommunication with Leno but that aside he was pretty good mate, got MOTM. 👍🏼

12 Sep 2020 20:47:41
There’s a lot of games in a season. Pepe will get a lot of game time.

12 Sep 2020 21:07:52
Thanks Ed047 mate, we could really do with a strong commanding CB who leads by example and hopefully he will carry on as he's started mate.

{Ed047's Note - I hope so too mate, Saliba is the same size as Gabriel so it would be great if they both get going quickly, I could see Arteta playing them either side of Luiz.

12 Sep 2020 21:20:22
I was sort of hoping that might be the plan Ed47 mate but I heard Holding did well too and Mikel said he's going nowhere. Interesting times if Arsenal suddenly had a glut of reliable CBs after going 10 years with just Kos fitting that description :-)

{Ed047's Note - it would be a result mate and we still have Mari to come back too.

12 Sep 2020 22:05:43
Yes I was thinking that too? plus don't laugh, the ever handsome Calum and Mustafi :-)

{Ed047's Note - I wasn’t going to mention those two! 🤣

12 Sep 2020 22:32:39
Sorry G62 but he goes by the name Rob Holdinho now, the Brazilian effect is really hitting him. Took 2 players out of the game playing keepy uppies 70 yards from our goal 🤣.

12 Sep 2020 22:42:32
Hi JGunner mate, Aubariniho Lenoriho Sakarinho, it's not compulsory to be Brazilian to play for Arsenal these days but it sure helps :-)

12 Sep 2020 23:46:02
Pepe to play alongside willian and auba, just behind laca once saliba and gabrielle. Thoughts?

13 Sep 2020 08:55:29
In a 4 2 3 1 Ben?

13 Sep 2020 10:43:15
I have very mixed feelings about our current 3-4-3 formation, which in effect is really a 5-2-3 formation as the two wide midfielders are essentially fullbacks. The 3 CD, s has certainly helped Holding improve, and will probably be best to bed in the new signings. However, as poor as Fulham were yesterday there were times when they got the ball to and around our penalty area easily. This is because we frequently kept 5 Defenders in a line, marking no-one in particular. This was especially the case when Mitrovic came on and was dropping into midfield. This resulted in our midfield being overrun at times with the 2 central midfielders relying on our forward players to come back and help. Therefore our center backs Either need the confidence and communication for one of them to come out and take up that DM role when needed, or we need to return to a back 4 and get that extra body permanently in midfield.

13 Sep 2020 12:03:21
I can’t see - Laca - Willian - Pepe and PEA all starting a PL game, super super adventurous IMO.



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