Offical match day thread

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  1. TheBear

    TheBear Well-Known Member

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    Shame ESR had to go off - he's looked decent.

    Yesss 2 - 1

    We've had almost 70% of the posession spent a huge chunk in their final third yet we've both had the same number of shots.

    Arteta needs to fix the way we attack. Needs to be faster more aggressive.
     
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  2. TheBear

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    Well played by Mari there, most people loose those battles against Vardy
     
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  3. TheBear

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    Soo to be fair on Arteta.. I was wrong both Pepe and Willian had good games.

    Odegaard has been excellent since he came on.
     
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  4. TheBear

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    Overall a good performance. Came from behind showed some character.

    Willian put in a good shift and Pepe was dangerous throughout.
     
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  5. BrunelGunner

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    Great win, definitely didn't expect it when seeing that line-up and even less so when we went 1-0 down with some absolutely comical defending.

    But we stayed in the game, dominated it from that point and were causing them problems throughout.

    Pepe was magnificent. Odegaard looked good when he came on, too. Willian probably had his best performance in an Arsenal shirt. Cedric was tenacious and aggressive, linked up well with Pepe too on that right hand-side. Lacazette was a great focal point and did well holding the ball-up, dropping deeper in between the lines.

    Defensively I thought we did well too apart from the opening 5 minutes. Vardy didn't have a sniff all game.

    To be fair, it did help that Maddison was injured and Barnes got injured, but we still had to put in a performance and we did.

    Onto the next one <ok>
     
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  6. straycat_67

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    Shout out to Xhaka too... he seems like a player reborn!
     
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  7. PINKIE

    PINKIE Hilda Ogden of not606

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    Big result that, might have been a good time to play Lesta, but they have been flying so to beat them so comprehensively on their own turf is a great result.

    Also coming from behind again to win, will give the team huge confidence and won't allow their heads to drop when they concede again
     
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  8. TheBear

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    What a **** up by Xhaka.

    Burnely had only had one touch in our final third before that.
     
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  9. omogooner

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    Xhaka has that in his locker... Any half decent side or manager he would not even be on the bench! We seem to have a penchant for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Reason why this team will never be a decent side!
     
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  10. TheBear

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    Not sure why we are scrapping with them this half. Baiscally playing Burnelys game.
    Just keep the ball and move it around MUCH quicker!!

    Xhaka has terrible today.
     
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  11. TheBear

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    Thats 100% a penalty.
     
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  12. TheBear

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    Oh my God. Worst ****ing miss ever from Pepe
     
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    I really dont get it with our players! They are awful it is untrue..
     
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    So Var doesn’t give us the penalty earlier and then cancels the penalty award.
    truly an agenda against Arsenal by PGMOL
     
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  15. BobbyD

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    the pieters one you see given or not given (i probably would have given it). VAR being used correctly by sticking to what the ref decides in a 50/50

    Absolutely no way that pieters one is a pen

    if you want to blame anyone, blame xhaka or your players for not putting this game to bed
     
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  16. TheBear

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    Chambers is ****
     
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  17. Big Ern

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    and @PINKIE thinks Arsenal should be in the race for the top 4 poll.
    please log in to view this image
     
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  18. TheBear

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    Aubameyang is back in form and the biggest issue today was an inability to find him.

    He kept having to come deep just to get on the ball.

    If you are going to play him on the left you need to feed him balls to run on to.

    Xhaka made countless bad decisions today then Arteta takes Partey off?!
    Chambers looks like a CB playing as a fullback.
     
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  19. PINKIE

    PINKIE Hilda Ogden of not606

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    ****ing frustrating that. We should have won that game. Had plenty of chances, should have had a pen and yet we somehow gifted Burnley an equaliser.
     
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  20. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    That's what happens when you're a mid-table team, a lack of quality in most positions.
     
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