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Jason

closed Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal

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Man of the Match   30 members have voted

  1. 1. Who is your Man of the Match?

    • Kepa
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      0
    • Rudiger
      0
    • Luiz
      0
    • Alonso
      15
    • Jorginho
      3
    • Kante
      0
    • Barkley
      0
    • Pedro
      3
    • Willian
      1
    • Morata
      0
    • Hazard (sub)
      5
    • Kovacic (sub)
      3
    • Giroud (sub)
      0

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411 posts in this topic
1 hour ago, Unionjack said:

I was upset that CJO never even made the bench after his last N London game. I wonder why?

I dont know either :(

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8 hours ago, Jason said:

Am curious to see what will happen when Jorginho doesn't play. Who will take his role? How will we fare without him? 

 

7 hours ago, manpe said:

Think we'd have to alter our system/formation in that case. Obvious answer would be Fabregas, but imo that would be a bit of a disaster against strong opponents because of his immobility and lack of composure under pressure. If it was me Kante or Kovacic would take the spot depending on the opponent and it wouldn't be too bad imo.

I would be happy to put Kavacic there. His passing looks spot on and he looks like hes very calm with a proper footballer head.

And Barkley I'm really happy to say is playing well - just a shame that Kovacic is so good really. But no problem in Barks taking Kovas spot if that happened.

Its going to suprize allot of us to see just what a diff Kova is going to make to us. Hes like a mixture of Eden and Jorgi with Daves defense bits added on!

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11 hours ago, Unionjack said:

I was upset that CJO never even made the bench after his last N London game. I wonder why?

You mean CHO?

If so, I 100% agree with you. Sarri has sadly, taken a book from Conte/Mourinho regarding the youths. As you said, Sarri couldn't even put them on the bench. I'm slightly disappointed with Sarri on that.

I was a bit jealous on Arsenal gambling Guendouzi and the gamble is really paying off for them. I see huge potential on Guendouzi like I see with CHO.

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The spaces we gave arsenal to score was the fault of all of the attack, midfield and defense. There was so much space because when the midfielders go up to press, the defenders are supposed to push up too, cover the space between the defense - midfield and keep a high line to put runners offside. But the Defenders pushed back instead of pressing forward and allowed acres of space for arsenal to find between Jorginho and the defense. 

The midfielders too didn't recover back in time when arsenal got to the flanks and when the midfielders got to the box, they left the edge of the box free for cutbacks to work.

The attackers also didn't press as one. Sometimes only Morata went to press, sometimes only pedro, but the worst was willian who didn't press well or track back. So willian's wing was the easy avenue for arsenal to pass out of the back and locate bellerin to attack the slower Alonso. 

Hopefully Sarri fixes this in time before other English clubs look for how to exploit this. The important thing is the team must be compact and not be more than 15-20m from the striker to the defenders.

 

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11 minutes ago, kellzfresh said:

but the worst was willian who didn't press well or track back. So willian's wing was the easy avenue for arsenal to pass out of the back and locate bellerin to attack the slower Alonso. 

I'm afraid Willian is going to be a problem I think.

He started out OK but as soon as Pedro scored you could see his demeanour change.. You could almost hear him thinking "Oh fuck. He has made the RW his own and I will be on the bench as soon as Eden is fit = now wheres those emojis"

But I would play CHO as much as I could get away with if I was Sarrii,

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29 minutes ago, Unionjack said:

I'm afraid Willian is going to be a problem I think.

He started out OK but as soon as Pedro scored you could see his demeanour change.. You could almost hear him thinking "Oh fuck. He has made the RW his own and I will be on the bench as soon as Eden is fit = now wheres those emojis"

But I would play CHO as much as I could get away with if I was Sarrii,

If Willian is jealous then :lol: Well he was never a good goalscorer, so a coach that values a finisher will always prefer pedro to willian. 

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4 minutes ago, kellzfresh said:

If Willian is jealous then :lol: Well he was never a good goalscorer, so a coach that values a finisher will always prefer pedro to willian. 

But with us APARENTLY going to give him an extra 2 year contract AND a payrise WTF???

They got a good kid in Guendouzi .

His stats

 

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1 hour ago, Unionjack said:

But with us APARENTLY going to give him an extra 2 year contract AND a payrise WTF???

They got a good kid in Guendouzi .

His stats

 

Guendouzi looks like a very good talent, reminded me of Luiz and Ampadu because of the hair lol, looks very composed on the ball, matured and a very good passer too, he will be a very good player if properly developed and he's at the right club for it, Arsenal have produced and developed many good players along the years, but the lack of trophies is Arsenal's downfall as many of these players latter ended up moving to other top clubs to win titles (Cesc, Van Persie, Ashley Cole, Adebayor, etc). I have high hopes for Ampadu, CHO and Mount, only time wil tell how far they will go here

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On 8/18/2018 at 11:29 AM, MrExcalibur100 said:

I only watched the 2nd half and missed the 1st. Hazard and Kovacic were amazing. The former is standard but the latter was fantastic. All of a sudden positive about the season than I've ever been. We still need to do something about Luiz for Christensen. I just dont see Luiz surviving as a starter throughout the season. Alonso will get a pass from me for now. :D

 

Amazing match and football. I can't believe we're playing this sort of football now. That was better than anything we played last season entertainment wise. 

The key is to see if the manager can get this kind of performance week after week and season after season!

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