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The Skipper

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  1. 9. Álvaro Morata

  2. 27. Andreas Christensen

    Go as far to say that based on pure CB talent he’s already top 5 in the league.
  3. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    If he continues to play at this level at the very least you might be right in the long run for sure. I know a lot of people were mad at the Aké sale but he’s certainly an upgrade. He still seems to be quite under appreciated it seems though.
  4. 2. Antonio Rudiger

    He’s a good player that’s still quite young for a defender, he’ll only get better. His weaknesses (concentration, positioning) will only get better. We’ve got a top player in the making here if everything goes well for him.
  5. 27. Andreas Christensen

    The phrase wasn’t meant to be taken quite literally Henrique lol. My main point was that we’re much more sturdier defensively when he plays instead of his alternative, Cahill/Luiz. Is this false?
  6. 22. Willian

    Ironically they scored right after this. Willian in a nutshell. But honestly, a top performance from him last night.
  7. 7. N'Golo Kante

    Masterclass in how to effect the game off the ball. Really good performance, read the game extremely well. Just wish he could develop some sort of final third threat (long shots, final through balls particularly).
  8. Michy Batshuayi

    I understand what you’re saying re: Costa. It’s one of the biggest problems with Michy - his presence up front is sometimes very poor, I agree. But we were playing with ten men at times with Costa when his head was turned, and Michy barely got a sniff. How is Michy going to improve at all if you don’t give him any serious minutes? Why couldn’t Conte take a small risk on dropping a very unproductive striker at the time? I do agree that Michy going on loan is best for all parties as it stands though. And Giroud is a great back up striker for sure, perfect conduit whilst Michy develops at BVB. The best thing about the 18 month deal is that it keeps our options open.
  9. Michy Batshuayi

    I even forgot about what you said towards the end of the post. It’s that, plus his constant need for a new target man, plus the things I’ve mentioned before... using Michy like he’s some sort of 17 year old academy product that can’t be trusted whatsoever. Of course Michy isn’t infallible - far from it - and I do understand that he doesn’t fit Conte’s system too well but I feel like Conte could’ve managed the Michy situation far better. He has his deficiencies but he isn’t a completely useless player.
  10. Michy Batshuayi

    When Costa went anonymous for months and Conte completely ignored Michy for example. When he played Hazard false 9 (which let’s be honest isn’t really effective) instead of Michy for example. Can’t say Conte has been fair with Michy. I know he doesn’t fit his system per se but still.
  11. Michy Batshuayi

    Are you okay? Michy is on loan mate. Giroud only has an 18 month contract. I’m as angry as the next person about how Conte misused Michy but you shouldn’t make up some false narrative.
  12. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    I don’t know, I don’t think his attributes would translate too well as a B2B midfielder, unless he suddenly became effective in the final third which is extremely unlikely. IMO he has a better future as a holding mid, but he’d need to learn the role a lot. I also don’t think Ramires was/is better technically than Bakayoko. Ramires was just an incredible athlete and used that very well. You’re probably right though, just don’t think he should be playing as a B2B mid if he wants to be an important player.
  13. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Of course I’m not talking about definite ability - I’m talking about his profile as a player. A strong defensive midfielder with big presence, that should be good at driving the ball forward whilst chipping in with a few goals. That’s the sort of player Bakayoko is, not really a technical B2B midfielder that is deadly in the final third (Toure).
  14. 14. Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Always thought he was more like a Vieira type.
  15. Michy Batshuayi

    Food for thought.
  16. Alex Sandro

    You guys are judging a player after watching him in ONE game. Bravo.
  17. 24. Gary Cahill

    What? Are you serious?
  18. 18. Olivier Giroud

    Eto'o too (even if he was OAP).
  19. 10. Eden Hazard

    He has a chant (quite crap though tbh). The problem is that he doesn’t have a real connection with the fans, I think it has to do with the fact that match going fans don’t want to feel too attached to him because there’s always the potential that he’ll move to let’s say a Real Madrid. It’s unfortunate.
  20. 28. César Azpilicueta

    Has potential to be like a director at this club in about 20/30 years if he showed potential for it imo. Top notch guy.
  21. 9. Álvaro Morata

    It’s the longer hair.
  22. 10. Eden Hazard

    It’s weird how he doesn’t seem to be as mythical as those two. Some will say someone like Essien or Ashley Cole were bigger legends but evidence suggests otherwise. If he gets us a CL he should be remembered as the best player to play for this club imo.
  23. 10. Eden Hazard

    13 goals and 8 assists in 27 starts (7 sub apps). One assist in the last 10 games. Not bad. Maybe not this season due to injury, but I do feel like a good point for Eden to aim for (numbers wise) is something close to 40 goal contributions (apart from all the other things he brings to a game). Would’ve easily achieve this this season but guys around him don’t really know how to finish.
  24. 24. Gary Cahill

  25. 18. Olivier Giroud

    Yeah, him and Eden will make beautiful music. Giroud was always part of the best team goals Arsenal scored - he’s somewhat of a creative presence up front. His style of play means he can play at this level for years to come tbh. Good player.