Arsenal 2018/19

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Adisa, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Nov 6, 2018

    montpelier Full Member

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    Yeah, that would be me too I think. They look stronger than Utd certainly - busier in the MF & more incisive up top.

    I'm still not convinced by Xhaka, mind. Even trying to be positive I can't do any better than ''nice left foot but...'' - they've got him running about though, at least.
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    ThatsGreat New Member

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    Why let perceptions colour your interpretation of the game. It was a tightly fought match against a quality opponent and Arsenal definitely finished stronger. Thats going to be as good as it gets for us this season. Get a winger in place of Mkhitaryan and a genuine defender in place of Mustafi(even though he was good in this match) and then we can be disappointed to be drawing with City/Liverpool at home.
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    JSArsenal Full Member

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    I agree that ambition off the pitch must match the ambition on it but for some reason, I still don't want the manager and the players to get into the mindset of simply fighting for fourth. Push for the title until its mathematically impossible. I just want more for Arsenal and wish I could say Kroenke and the board felt the same.

    Difference between us and Bournemouth is that we have the resources to aim for the title so that is a fairly disingenuous comparison. When I say aim for the title, I'm not talking about wishing and hoping that we somehow win it. I mean doing everything in our power to win it, buying players, improving our current staff, our fitness methods, all of it. City didn't win the title by simply saying they want to win it. They invested money into the club's training ground, facilities, bought players, brought in Guardiola and went for it.

    Why can't we do the same

    I didn't expect huge improvements, I don't even expect us to win the league. All I'm saying is that if we set our sights high and work towards achieving that lofty goal then its unlikely that we will fall too far below that goal.

    No example really comes to mind and I'm not very familiar with how much time a long distance run should take so this will be arbitrary. Lets say you normally finish a 2km run in 8 minutes but now you want to finish in 6 minutes. When you run its likely you will do so at a pace that will lead to you finishing at or around the 6 minute mark and never really improve from there. Now if you say you want to finish in 4 minutes you will train to reach that goal and obviously increase your pace, you might not get down to 4 minutes the next time or the time after that but if you set it, as a goal then you will get there eventually.
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    ShadesOfTomato Full Member

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    Whether they indulge in hype or not - they still represent your fanbase.

    I'm surprised so many of you seemed to expect to lose. Even at our worst I went into big games at Anfield with the expectation that a result was very possible.

    Emery has had a decent start but the litmus tests will come over the season, and especially when you go to the big away grounds. Drawing at home to a team that has beaten you there only three times this millennium isn't that big a deal. Ultimately, you've played 3 big games and won 0.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Because liverpool had their usual 10 minutes complete meltdown in which they gave up 3 soft goals. The remaining 80 minutes were a mauling. There's a big difference between looking competitive for 90 minutes and looking competitive for 10 minutes because the other team had a mini-meltdown
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    haram Full Member

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    Arsenal’s home record was pretty good last year, they were terrible away.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Yes, and still for 80 minutes in that game they looked like boys against men. It's not hard to see they were far more competitive this time around
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    maniak Full Member

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    We tire them in the first, kill them in the second.
  10. Nov 26, 2018

    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    This is a great stat, but if we don't improve in the first half the likes of City and Tottenham are gonna kill us.
  11. Nov 26, 2018

    Grinner Fat gutted, hairy shouldered, stinky Arse. Staff

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    Ship out Kolasinac and Mustafi and get some quality replacements and we might stop conceding shit goals so easily.
  12. Nov 27, 2018

    JMack1234 Full Member

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    How is Mhki doing at Arsenal? Not heard much about him since he left.
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    Ooh2B New Member

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    Pretty much the same as Sanchez over at your place:drool:
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    If you had to rank them in terms of rubbishness Mhkitaryan, Welbeck or Silvestre?

    Obviously for us Sanchez has been way more rubbish than Van Perise was ;)
  15. Nov 27, 2018

    Irwin99 Full Member

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    Can't be that bad, surely?
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    NieThePiet New Member

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    Problem is, when Mikhi hasn't a good day, he has an awful day and nothing works.
    Had some good games important scorers - maybe we can say he is doing ok.
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    Ooh2B New Member

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    Without hesitation, Silvestre.

    Too true bout our Judas, (I sometimes think Arsene colluded with SAF in order to get ye all ahead of the pool there) but the universe is balancing itself..;)

    How’s Jose getting along?
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    Ooh2B New Member

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    I haven’t seen much of Sanchez since, but Mhiki might edge him on return on investment and value at the moment.

    If he had the heart to go with the ability he’d be a top top player, but as we all know..
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    Ooh2B New Member

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    Not to mention how waaaay more expensive AS is and will be.
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Thought I'd check if you'd seen the light yet?
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    if you're going use terms like seen the light you'd come across much less of a dick doing so if you didn't just do it after a game he's scored two goals (one a pen) in
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    Bubz27 ACMarket employee

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    So a simple change in manager was all they needed to shift the entire feeling around their club.
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    What was impressive today was the attitude, under Arsene they'd have crumbled when they went 2-1 down. Started feeling sorry for themselves. Today they outworked and outfought a Spurs team who are known for outworking and outfighting opposition like Arsenal.
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    Hansinity Full Member

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    Better without Özil
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    Pires_7 Banned

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    i completely forgot he was missing :lol:
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    ThierryHenry wishes he could watch Arsenal games with KM

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    Fantastic. Emery’s a winner.
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    JSArsenal Full Member

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    This isn't true, we came back from 2-0 down to beat Spurs 5-2 a few years back. Things went badly wrong in his last season but I'm not going to pretend like Wenger didn't have days like today during the latter half of his reign. I'm just happy Emery is continuing the great man's good work.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    To be fair, Aubameyang was obviously a world class striker and everyone knew that when he was a Dortmund. Saying "we should have bought him" is a no brainer, and it's nothing to do with hindsight. It has nothing to do with his current game either, so it's weird that you'd ever have the opinion that he isn't one player we should have went for when you consider how shite our current striker is.
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    Sorry I should have said in his last couple of seasons, heads dropped when these things happened.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    I wonder whether you'd have called Lukaku shite last season?
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    I did, countless times... I never wanted him in the first place and said in the summer I was amazed United, Chelsea and Arsenal all wasted their time spending huge money on lacazette/lukaku/morata instead of getting Auba. Lacazette tbf I like he just isnt really a lone striker type, but is showing his quality this season splitting with Aubameyang.

    I had that opinion at the start of the season, and nothing throughout the season changed my mind. Hes never been good enough for a starting role at a big club because he just lacks technical ability. Dont care if he can score 40 goals in all competitions over a season, a striker who scores fewer but can create more for the rest of the team will always be more beneficial especially in tighter games (which doesnt matter since hes never even scored 30 goals across all competitions).
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    JSArsenal Full Member

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    I think that is fair. My post was just a reaction to how tired I'm getting of how people seem incapable of praising Emery without comparing him to Wenger in some fashion and casting the latter in a negative light. Its understandable given the large shadow Wenger casts over the club but I think its best to let Emery grow as his own manager without comparing everything that he does to his predecessor.
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    Fair point, for all the abuse Wenger gets he's still the 2nd most succesful manager in premier league history. I also don't blame him for the lack of fight more just everything became stale for both players and manager as opposed to it being Arsene's fault.

    Either way you must be thrilled at how you guys have played especially after those opening 2 defeats.
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Been a good decade or more since I last seen a hunger and killer instinct from an arsenal team. It’s sad that it feels like the top 6 seems like a different league than the one united are playing in
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    JSArsenal Full Member

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    I blame Wenger wholeheartedly for how stale things got. The backroom that he left the club with was the same one he brought with him. He never freshened things up coaching wise and just kept the same yes men around him. He kept faith with too many players who weren't playing for him and it cost him his job.

    I was a bit wary of Emery at first, thought he was a middle of the road, safe pair of hands manager, not up there with the best of the best. But he won me over today, utterly impressive managerial performance and I can't wait to see what he does when he gets better players to work with.
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    You can’t underestimate the fantastic job Emery has done in a short period of time.

    Sure, they can look disjointed at times but to go on this run they’ve been on and to re-claim that fortitude and hunger to not give up speaks volumes of his man-management skills.

    The race for the top 4 will be amazing this year and in all probability whoever finishes 5th this year will be the best team to ever miss out on CL football in the Prem Era.
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    Grinner Fat gutted, hairy shouldered, stinky Arse. Staff

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    Someone tell Dier...chat shit, get banged.
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    B20 HALA MADRID!

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    Makes you wonder how stale the coaching in other departments had been allowed to become as well.
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    Smells like 3rd-4th spot this season for them.