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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Rev on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:50 pm

@Rev wrote:Expecting nothing less than 90% pass accuracy from that team cheers


88% at HT c'mon guys!

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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Jay29 on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:50 pm

Watford have been horrendous. Literally sleep walking all half Laughing

Alexis is having a top game. He's dropping off a lot and drfiting to the left but he's got Ozil making runs. Ozil can do that now that he doesn't have to worry about getting on the ball with Xhaka and Santi in there.

Xhaka's long range passing has been outstanding.

One or two hairy moments at the back but otherwise it's been very comfortable. Hope we don't switch off in the second half.
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by RealGunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:51 pm

Fantastic performance.
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Chumlum on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:55 pm

Not bad so far - you can see a few things starting to fall into place.

Holding's inexperience comes through at times, but man, what a great pickup this guy was. I look forward to his development.

Walcott has been industrious. I think one aspect of his game that I've overlooked or underrated, personally, is how he uses his pace to make attacking interceptions or pressure opponents in the final third.
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:55 pm

Actually thought you played pretty bad there for 20 minutes after you went up

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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by EL Patron on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:56 pm

This is the perfect opportunity to stat pad and build that goal difference. Just need to keep it tight at the back and stay patient. Watford will come forward and we can just hurt them with our pace. Hopefully Ox, Theo and Alexis grab a goal
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Jay29 on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:01 pm

@Hapless_Hans wrote:Actually thought you played pretty bad there for 20 minutes after you went up


There was that period where Watford seemed to wake up and come at us but we saw it out in our own unconvincing way. Cech had to make an excellent stop to prevent an OG.

Thought that period showed how slow we are to defend transitions. The cover doesn't get back quick enough, puts a lot of pressure on the backline.
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Rev on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:12 pm

Bellerin has been excellent today
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by EL Patron on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:14 pm

Typical Arsenal ....

Where was the cover from Ox ??


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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Rev on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:15 pm

Soooo many unlucky touches leading up to that goal Mad
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by EL Patron on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:20 pm

Need to show some game management, keep the ball and be patient. The chances will come, we are trying to force it too much.
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by RealGunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:24 pm

WIlshere/Elneny for oxlade needed
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Rev on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:25 pm

Oxlade Oxlade...decisions decisions...
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Rev on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:26 pm

Cech ffs
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by RealGunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:55 pm

Yesssssssssssssssss

3 points
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Jay29 on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:58 pm

That was a terrible second half from us.

So many wasted counter attacks. Should have been 5 or 6 up, Ox could have had two tap ins at the back post. Then the defending for their goal Laughing Overloaded on the left hand side, Ox not even tracking back, then the ridiculous attempts at getting the ball clear.

After that it's panic time. Should be getting a hold of the ball and keeping it, but we just let Watford keep coming at us. Monreal was poor, constantly getting tight on Amrabaat and getting turned. Anyone else notice the three teams we've played so far have all targetted his side?

Good thing Cech was on his game today.

Ox is not going to have a career here playing like that. Just doesn't work hard enough. Compare him to Walcott, who wasn't always successful with his shooting/crossing, but worked for the team. You know it's bad when you're getting subbed off and Theo Walcott, known for not always working for the team, is moved over to your side to give better cover to Monreal.

This is why I really want us to sign a winger. Or we could have played Campbell. Might have been useful today.
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by RealGunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:03 pm

Oxlade will go back to the bench once the entire team is fit and available. Wasn't impressed by him at all today. Seemed a bit disinterested. Might be his last season with us.


Walcott was really good today. This is the Theo we need every week.

Ozil,Sanchez and xhaka our 3 best players. Sanchez MOTM.

Think Arsene is still not sure about the midfield. Can see more experiments
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by El Gunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:04 pm

Good first half performance.
The 3 points we needed! On to the next one.

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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by El Gunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:07 pm

@RealGunner wrote:Oxlade will go back to the bench once the entire team is fit and available. Wasn't impressed by him at all today. Seemed a bit disinterested. Might be his last season with us.


Walcott was really good today. This is the Theo we need every week.

Ozil,Sanchez and xhaka our 3 best players. Sanchez MOTM.

Think Arsene is still not sure about the midfield. Can see more experiments


Oxlade has never been impressive when starting, much suited as a squad player to come off the sub. Hope he's happy with that.

Expecting this once everyone is fit over the next few weeks.

Cech
Bellerin - Koscielny - Mustafi - Monreal
Cazorla/Elneny - Xhaka/Elneny
Walcott - Ozil - Sanchez
Giroud/Perez

I swear to God if Ramsey just walks back into this team

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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Rev on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:12 pm

That line-up is pretty much our best 11, hope nobody get's injured till then.

This game was won in the first half plain and simple. Too bad we usually turn up like 1 in 10 games in the first half Laughing
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by RealGunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:13 pm

our shape today



Ozil very much a false 9 with Sanchez a LF.
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by RealGunner on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:16 pm

Reporter: "Rob Holding played well today..."

Wenger: "I'm very happy you noticed that"


LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LEGEND
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by EL Patron on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Impressed with Holding so far, still a little raw especially with the ball at his feet but his defending is decent. The guy can only get better with more training and game time. Playing against Vardy, Ighalo and Deeney is not a walk in the park but the guy did well overall. Now time for Mustafi to take over :coffee:
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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Jay29 on Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:23 pm

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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Eman on Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:48 pm

Tbh I felt last year we played best when Ramsey was our right winger, which allowed Bellerin more freedom going forward. We need Ramsey in the middle because otherwise we might be weak numerically but he's also an option there if we want to play a possession game and improve our pressing and defensive game.

Anyway today was really promising. Xhaka was excellent and gives us that midfield destroyer without sacrificing our passing game at all so I can see why we bought him. Cazorla playing deeper is huge for us too - with those two playing great passes early in our buildup play, we can cut teams apart a lot easier. Alexis did a great job with improved service and Theo is showing us that he cares about reviving his career. With the signing announcement, this was all in all a good day to be a Gooner (seems a while since I could say that).

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Re: Watford vs Arsenal (16/17)

Post by Jay29 on Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:20 am

Apparently Coquelin was going to start yesterday but he picked a knock at the last minute Laughing

This favouritism for Coquelin is disgusting.
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