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09 Jan 2021 17:04:37

Leno, Cedric, Luiz, Mari, Tierney, Elneny, Willock, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli, Aubameyang

Subs: Runarsson, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Saka, Nelson, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Lacazette

What's AMN got to do to start a game these days. Surely he would improve midfield or right back position.

Understand resting Laca and ESR and Saka - that's a message to The oldies.

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09 Jan 2021 17:27:05
Take martinelli out of that don’t look good.

09 Jan 2021 17:27:14
Martenelli has pulled out due to injury whilst warming up. Didn't look good.

09 Jan 2021 17:45:03
Don't get the hype around amn if I'm honest.

{Ed047's Note - don’t tell anyone, but me neither🤷‍♂️

09 Jan 2021 18:03:44
D16 same here mate, nowhere near good enough slows down the play too much, I don’t know where the hype come from Because he’s garbage.

09 Jan 2021 18:15:12
I wish Tierney weren’t playing because he gives so much in each game. I guess we need cover there.

09 Jan 2021 18:33:11
You don’t like Martinelli?

09 Jan 2021 20:25:12
AMN never gets a chance in his favoured position, ever, so I don’t how anyone can diss the poor lad.
He may not be good enough, I don’t know, but he has been criminally mismanaged, just like Ozil and Pepé.

09 Jan 2021 20:52:16
How on earth pepe is mismanaged.

09 Jan 2021 22:37:26
OMG how on earth is Pepe being a failure and out of his depth for anything to do with MA? Are you pepes agent?

10 Jan 2021 07:58:07
337 and Moe. Typical you pounce on the more debatable of players commented on.
Pepé has not set the world alight with his play, I fully agree, but when a club mortgages its future on one player - in this case a preposterous amount of money in £72m - the Manager has some responsibility - as does the player himself of course - to get the best out of resources available whether that player was his purchase or not.
Look at Pepé’s playing record. He hardly ever gets given any kind of run in the team. He is played a couple of times and dropped. Or subbed. He is a young man who has immense pressure of expectation placed upon him, yet if he has one average performance is dropped. Where is his confidence going to come from that?
We buy the ludicrous Willian to undermine him further - what a signing that has turned out to be!
Pepé is by no means blameless - his ridiculous sending off was shameful - but I think Arteta and Arsenal are hoist by their own petard here.
AMN. A decent game in the Community Shield and then we drop him (panicking when Wolves offer £20m for him) .

I think we can forget we are talking about real people here. If we hadn’t stuck by Xhaka for all his average games (dozens and dozens of them, week-in, week-out) then we would t have the player people are suddenly raving about on here now (not me, I still think he is ordinary) .
Pepé is clearly more fragile in character than others, but that’s humans for you! It is Arteta’s job to get the best out of him
That’s all.

10 Jan 2021 10:28:22
Firstly he wasn’t MA’s signing Emery was in charge I believe and apparently he wanted zaha but correct me if I’m wrong palace wanted full payment where as Pepe came with an instalment plan! Bit like when you want a new car and you can’t afford the Porsche but you can pay for the Skoda monthly 😂.

{Ed047's Note - exactly that mate, it’s something like £10 million a year after an initial down payment.

He just doesn’t look any good and with him one side and Willian the other it’s not good.

10 Jan 2021 11:23:11
When you look at Pepe you have to question the overall quality of the French league. How could he ever have looked good? He has no real pace, and is all left foot, so premiership defences are finding it incredibly easy to play against him. I am just shocked French teams made him look good. I suppose in his defence, many games played has been with either Bellerin, badly out of form, or Cedric, just not anywhere near good enough, as his back-up. Personally I would sit Pepe down and get him to study videos of Mahrez, another near all left footed right winger without blistering pace, and yet someone who has a much more consistent and positive effect on the games he plays.



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