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we almost always lose the community shield and i fucking don't get why we can't get our shit together early on even if it is against a great rival. I fucking hate losing to arseanl and i hate even more that it was so clear from the very beginning we would lose this match and there was never anything we could do about this.

Our midfield cant handle the press at the start of the games. We can only get into games in the second halves when opposing players start getting tired and cant press as hard. Matic and Ramires together in midfield is basically suicide.

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We did fuck all today.. Arsenal deserve the win because we didn't turn up! Hardly threatened.. big Pete didn't have to do much!

Disappointed!

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Oscar and Zouma should have started. Ramires should be nowhere near our starting XI. Matic has to be faster in attack or should be replaced. Falcao is as good as playing with 10 men and Azpi is probably on his way to being dropped.

All that from a friendly match?

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Our reality, pretty much. And we don't improve, sad.

We dont improve ourselves and we gift good players to our rivals. Smh

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Arsenal didn't really look that good either. But Arsene did to Jose what Jose usually does. Scored a goal and then sat back and they defended very well.

We had the chances though, should have really scored at least 1.

Also, WOW Courtois!

Ivanovic was the worst player on the pitch imo.

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At least we played better second half and showed what we can do when we actually play soccer. We blew some clear goals and played bad in first half. Oscar came in and changed the way we play in a great way.

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Pathetic. Absolute pathetic. Whoever's saying "this is a friendly! *trollface*" needs to fucking wake up. Just because we are champions last season doesn't mean we are gonna be champions THIS season.

The fact that we can't beat Arsenal seals it. And people say we don't need Pedro. Falcao isn't good enough. Remy showed immaturity as a striker. Getting caught offside countless is unacceptable. Costa getting injured over and over...

The Chelsea that was winning 5-0's last season is gone. I don't know what happened, but I'm tired that we can't play football and when we do finally try it's too late.

Now Wenger has finally beaten Mourinho. And this won't be the last time with this squad.

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Too bad it took us to be a goal down to start actually getting into the game, but oh well. Still got another friendly (Wednesday?) so is still apart of the preseason.

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We was awful, we've never lost to Arsenal and we just had to bloody loose to them now... Hope Jose kicks the team in the arse and get them back into gear!

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Really poor for large spells but this has been the case since around December. We are desperate for another midfielder to either assist or replace Fabregas when he's not at his best. Ramires is the typical Ramires in that he will work hard but his passing and finishing is ridiculous at times, we should have better. Hazard was invisible today and that completely kills us going forward, Mourinho can't rely on one player to keep digging us out. Remy was poor but the system looked terrible, Falcao the same. We need to strengthen, if we don't we will continue history that the champions who don't strengthen will fail to defend it.

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Congratulations to Arsene for finally beating Mourinho. In a friendly match, and with a plate for a trophy.

Was hard to watch. The team's not quite there yet.

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In addition to some other stuff, I posted this in the match thread at half-time. I was true then, it is true now and it's been true for months now, even years, depending on how you choose to look at it. That's why I simply can't be upset by this game or the way we played.

What have we seen so far that we DIDN'T see in the 2nd half of the season? Or for majority of the 2013/14 season? Against big sides, specifically in the CL?

* Is it hopeful lobs to no one in particular? Or wingers playing as fullbacks, spending more time in the opposition half?

* Or 3-4 passes in our "built attacks" then a player hoofing it to no one in particular? Or passing it to Ivanovic to cross the ball to no one in particular? Or ZERO shots on target for over 70 minutes?

* Or Ramires being an automatic, unjustified starter? Or Hazard receiving the ball in bad positions, before being crowded out?

I can go on.

This was all predictable to anyone who knows quite a bit about football and the history of Jose Mourinho, the manager. No signs of practicing organised attacks, instead a brief period of dominance then an overreliance on individual brilliance of 1 player. Whether it's Drogba, Milito, Ronaldo, now Hazard. When the team became "defense + Hazard" for the 2nd season in a row, I knew we were headed in the wrong direction.

We all wanted to blame it on "fatigue", but that was only part of the problem. The bulk of our problems lies at the feet of the manager. The technical quality of most of our players has gone down the drain. We now rely on instictive talents of our attackers to win us games instead of anything coached on the training ground. That might work against smaller, weaker teams, but against stronger sides, it won't.

I know many people in this thread will start blaming individuals again, I won't because I know better. Our players are MUCH better than they have shown today. I know what they are all capable of and I know why they've played the way they did today. I refuse to blame any of them.

I'm not that surprised Roman has failed to back Mourinho in the transfer market. Signings will have been a temporary solution to a permanent problem. We will be lucky to scape 3rd place this season. CL? forget about it. At the first sight of a big team, we will park the bus and be humiliated again like against PSG and Atletico. We might win the FA cup, but that's about it. Time to wake up. This team is already on the decline under this manager.

That is the biggest load of bollocks I've read in along while. Mourinho is the best manager in the world. End of story. This post is so out of touch with reality it's embarrassing.

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Didn't play poorly at all. Quite the opposite, really. We outplayed them for the most part.

Just couldn't finish some easy chances.

Positives: Matic was a beast, Courtois was a wall, CB pairing weren't troubled too much, Willian started well, Cesc grew into the match.

Negatives: Ramires, Ivanovic, our backup strikers, and our general lack of creativity in the final third.

WE NEED A COUPLE OF SIGNINGS STILL! But I doubt we'll make any attacking signings at all so we better get used to this if Hazard and Cesc are struggling.

That's what Arsenal would say

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