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Liverpool vs Arsenal, A Familiar Outcome

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Notes from Anfield:
Lots of noise from the Liverpool fans, always makes me feel sad that we no longer have that kind of passion, but the majority prefer the groan/slag as a way of supporting our team.
Third kit on view, looks handsome, still cant help feeling the trusty yellow gives us a link to greater glories?
Cameras on Cellabos in the pre.match warm up.
Liverpool really strong from the outset, Arsenal concede the midfield, some horrifying mistakes from us and we seem to miss an inner strength and seem really frightened of Liverpool. We are set up to defend and will grab our chances when they come.
Not taking our chances when they come or grabbing much.Our one hope, our attack seems to have damp in its gunpowder today. Taking a lot of stick and the Liverpool fans roaring their team into scoring.
Liverpool fans now booing us if we get the ball. If we can keep the ball it will make them a bit quieter. Staying noisy. Boo.
Half time getting closer and everyone in Arsenalville knows we’re are dead vulnerable at this point. In it swings and Guendouzi is pulled down, no VAR, ref doesn’t see it, Van D knows what he did but the goal stands. Hearts will go on forever but the Arsenal Titan is slipping under the water.
HT comes, phew. We are still in this, still have a chance.
After the half-time oranges and tea, off we go again,  if a second goes in early we are saying goodnight. Luiz knowing full well that this a new epoch in football and all eyes are watching, human and digital, tugs the shirt of Mo, and gives Liverpool a penalty. Tugging the shirt! Could at least have brought him down!!?
Leno has saved one in 18, which becomes 19. Goodnight sweetheart.
Liverpool cruising now and  in comes number 3, Nacho will be scapegoated before being flogged, in 9 days time. The usual stick from the commentator: build them up, smash them down. Liverpool love fest now under way. Green Arsenal eyes watch on.
Its warm and hot and Liverpool know this is one is over.
Ceballos goes off Torreira comes on and saves a bit of face with a goal, at a second attempt. He wants more goals and try’s to egg the team on a bit. Not happening too much egg on our face. Its horrible when you still have the hope that we might pull off a come back, when you know it isn’t happening?
On another day Liverpool could have had 4 or 5. But we too could have scored some goals, but today isn’t one for the photo album. It will be interesting at least to see Pépé develop?
Hope the big Ö is match fit soon.
2012 was the last time we won at Anfield, which seems a long time ago, with players long gone. It was often the case though, back in 89 we hadn’t won there since 75.
Not sure who can stop Liverpool at their place when they are like this? Well the transfer honeymoon is over, fingers will be pointed and blame passed on and around and back again.
And on we go, and next weekend entertain the Middlesexers.
Mills
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  1. Thanks Mills. Klopp has a style and he has been given time and backing to make it pay. I would be very surprised if Liverpool do not win the League this year. We have plenty of good players too and time will tell whether they have what it takes to become genuine contenders.

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  2. Good recap Mills, given the circumstances.

    I felt deflated after the game yesterday, not due to any disappointment about the result. Rather what was supposed to have been the measuring stick to see whether we would show some good ol’ fashioned grit to at least stand tall, became “same old same old”, questionable tactics and whatnot.

    But as things go in this supporting lark thought the goalposts are getting shifted and now the real test only comes next week. We win… yay, we might win the battle of the also-rans after Mancity and Liverpool; we lose… we all will be hoping Frank took on a job too big for him and Ole drive Manutd into the bushes.

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  3. It was not the outcome that surprised me; it was the shockingly negative tactics adopted by Emery. A 4-4-2 diamond is notionally a positive team formation but Emery contrived to make it a defensive approach with the 4 at the back narrow in width just within the penalty box, protected by 4 midfielders in a line 10 or so meters ahead and two forwards somewhere on the fringes living off scraps. We totally conceded the flanks to Liverpool’s fullbacks and they had the freedom of Anfield to lob in in both long and short crosses. We were under the cosh from the start with the occasional break by Auba and Pepe. Yet he never changed tactics until around the 80th minute.

    But there are gooners here and elsewhere who after 14 months want to give Emery more time. Nah. There is sufficient evidence at Arsenal and his spell at PSG to conclude is totally unsuited to coach a big club like ours. Unlike Pep, Klopp and Pochetinno, after 12 months we cannot identify his system his philosophy and evidence that we are going forward. Instead the football is abysmal; a chameleon coach who will play uninspiring football that may get us in top-4 but bore us to death. I am convinced; Emery-Out.

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  4. Good review Mills,
    Yeah we won’t play pool every week and in all reality third is our best outcome this season unless something major changes.
    When we brought Luiz we knew he had a ricket in him however although I don’t believe he is an upgrade on the boss, I do think he’ll have more Burnley’s than Liverpool’s this season.
    For most away games Laca is better suited than Auba to lead the line and once you add Pepe and Mezut to that attack we should score everywhere. I think the squad is good because of the amount of quality youngsters we have however the idea of getting rid of Nacho is ludicrous especially with Keiran never kicking a ball for us yet and the fact that Sead is much better going forward than he is a defender.
    Once again it’s very important not to lose against the spuds and a win would put Saturdays game into the distant memory.
    I would imagine if Mustafi and Elneny do leave then January will see more recruits come in.
    Although I am puzzled by Unai I can see the squad evolving and getting better.

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  5. ian yes indeed the attack will be much better when Ozil is picked with Pepe and Lacca and PEA, but do you think Emery will actually do that, I don’t, for me I think Emery views Willock, Mkhitaryan, Ceballos all ahead of Ozil in his preferred starting 11, I would also not be surprised to see us limit Ozil’s chances of a start even more by playing Xhaka, Torreira and Guendouzi as a midfield 3,
    If Emery can sell Ozil in the next 8 days he will, regardless of how good or bad an idea that would be

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  6. Thanks lads.
    I would like to see a few games without Guendouzi. Hes a great player, but tricky skills against a steam-hammer side (champions of Europe) doesnt work for me. He reminds me of silverfish, sort of runs around in circles quickly, then gets squashed. Dont get me wrong, I like him and think hes a future star, just not quite yet.
    Hindsight is blind sight, but the last time we won at Anfield Diaby bossed the midfield, he was a giant of a player that day. And that was pretty much the end of the line for him.
    Perhaps a tougher midfield might have been more ideal yesterday?
    I think Emery could have shown the footage of the Chelsea /BM CL final, Chelsea showed how defending was done that day, also when we played BM about four or so seasons ago and put in a great defensive performance. Everyone took their place, covered the spaces and made sure Bayern could do very little.Not sure we know how to park the bus?
    Anyway fork it.

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  7. There’s little doubt looking at the Arsenal squad on paper one will see some genuine quality there. Something a proper top coach can do wonders with to push the leagues top sides to the brink. What puzzles me though is Emery’s pecking order.

    Does he genuinely pick the kids ahead of some seasoned campaigners because he truly believe they are better than them or better suited to his style, or does he pick them because he think they will do their every play exactly the way he tells them to and not follow their own instincts?

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  9. @Shotta totally agree on your analysis of how things went yesterday.

    I highlighted that emery last season was playing with 8 defensive minded players against weaker teams, okay Liverpool is not a weak team but just highlighting a tendency.
    Yesterday he played with 6 but used Willock and Ceballos to cover the holes left in wide areas and kept our fullbacks back and narrow like you said.

    I didn’t like the way we played, we played scared in and out of possession.
    We had some good chances but had no real control of anywhere on the pitch.
    The players tried but those tactics show limited ambition and for me not really our style or philosophy of the last few decades.
    We will see how it plays out over the next few months and games but for me i do not like emerys philosophy.
    It does not matter the players he has at his disposal, his fist thought is negative and while its not my preference, if it works then great but if it does not work then the manager will be under double the scrutiny as its not really fun hanging on in games, providing little excitement and providing a doo doo show when we have the ball at our feet. Like i said we will see how things continue i was giving him till Christmas.

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  10. Labo I posted this on the last thread about our supposed squad strength

    our 25 man squad of players over the age of 21 currently stands at 23, and its proposed we sell 3 of them, which would see us 5 players short of what we are allowed. And that would include 3rd choice keeper Matt Macey who has not played for our first team yet and he turns 25 in a couple of weeks.
    It would also include Bellerin, Holding, and Tierney who are all recovering from major injuries, not forgetting the constantly injured Mavropanos (who by the way Emery suggested a few weeks ago, might be best if he went out on loan this season, but with his injuries there has been no takers yet)

    I’m still a bit confused how a squad that is likely to be at least 5 players short of that allowed, can have seen a 10 out of 10 transfer window happen to it.

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  12. Eddie. And as much as we are excited about Ceballos and Pépé, our attack wasn’t really a weakness. What was was them not always getting quality service and to rather rather rely on the individual skill of Lacazette and Auba. We simply do not have a a style suited to get the best out of them, or Emery simply do not pick the best starting 11 from those available to him.

    If we sell Monreal and Mustafi go too with Kosc already gone, how can anyone honestly say anything has been done this past window to address our defense. Luiz, for me, is not better than Mustafi, just less maligned. Tierney is a player that we still need to develop. Lichtsteiner left but we shifted a central midfielder to be back-up to Bellerín.

    Emery did well in a second tier European cup competition with Sevilla, PSG are by far the most expensive team in Ligue 1.

    Some say Poch (with Spurs), Klopp and Pep all took a while to get going and adapt to the challenges of the Premier League. But Klopp and Pep arrived already top coaches in England, Poch too had a few years at Saints before going to Spurs. At Emery’s current pace he may need 5 years.

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  15. Something that worried me was Emery saying that he didnt want ever to play against Liverpool. And that he also wanted to play all our games at home. Surely that kind of mentality means we wont be able to do what Palace did yesterday?

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  16. Perhaps somebody should’ve told the Hodge it’s only the third game of the season and nobody really expects him to get anything at Old Trafford.

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  18. Well ladi da. Deano coudnt help the Chicken. I expected two last minute injury time goals. Nice work Nucarsehole.

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  19. Poch may have a style, but, well…meh.

    I think Bruce is probably a better coach. AFC faced his Newcastle team before he’d settled them down (nevermind threetransferwindows©).

    Following on the comments on Guendouzi above, as well as not quite getting the old pass and move in the six role just yet, he often can’t receive and turn with the ball when it is played out to him. Making a few good blocks isn’t really worth that spot on the pitch.

    Hayden excelling today in CM for team holding in for dear life whereas Bruce asked him to block up RM against Arsenal which isn’t really his game as he’s a CB/Sweeper/CM who’s perhaps not been given the chance at CB for log spell just yet.
    hopefully it’ll happen for him. Same as Chambers who he played alongside at CB for the Gunners and he played well when asked. But Chambers. Done well in CM/DM for now two other teams in the PL when on loan. Isn’t he worth a punt in that role over the still less experienced Matteo? If Hayden in CM is making Bruce happy…? It won’t happen as we can see even Torreira was not happy with his late introduction yesterday. Selling Monreal will really help Emery reclaim the dressing room. If he lets Nacho go he’s just dooming himself lol!

    Willock though, hugely impressive in his role and in spite of many understandable rookie errors he was effective. In midfield. As a midfielder. Highlight for me the run and nutmeg on the Liverpool RB.

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  20. Not even the Mikes down under Uxbridge trying to enforce a pelanty ban on City in these post arsene days could bring themselves to reward that cheap lame dive and stumble over the defender by Kane their favourite player.

    it was close, but he had no need to fall into the CB. High comedy listening to the silence from the Sky crew, the inability to describe the dive as simply: a dive! Classic commentary for sure. Priceless.

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  21. Fins Issac played in every position when he was with us and very good he was too.
    Only thirty five games left and were still third in the table, I really don’t know what anyone’s worried about.

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  22. My good friend Baba Grumpy in his post-game thinks Arsenal losing was just an excuse for the anti-Emery and the pro-Kroenke to have a moan. Check it out: https://uncensoredarsenal.com/index.php/arsenal-losing-a-chance-to-have-a-moan/#comment-328

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  23. Well, I don’t feel much different than I did beforehand. Reasonably positive and hopeful for what’s to come, albeit with the point underlined that Liverpool (and City) are firmly ahead of us, and Anfield has become the bad place for us.

    I’m looking forward to more from Pepe and Ceballos, who have both shown they have great skills to offer; the return of the three young defenders. We’ve had three talented players 21 or under play every game; Reiss got a game and a half; Hale End and academy in rude health, hopefully Smith-Rowe and Saka to get on pitch before too long. Good players around besides those lot.

    Chelsea, Utd and Spurs have dropped points and shown vulnerabilities. A derby awaits.

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  24. anyone see the Kane penalty claim, some media are besides themselves that it was not given, but for me Dean and VAR got it right, he went looking for it, the ball was to his right and rolling to the right of him, but he stepped into the fallen defender on his left, he manufactured the contact, I’d go as far as to say he should have been booked for diving. I know former ref Keith Hackett said it should have been a penalty cos defender fell in front of him to block his path which is an offence, but I beg to differ with him, cos if Kane had actually gone towards the ball the fallen defender is not in his path at all.

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  25. Anyway, no getting around it I’m swimming against tide here. I’m fine with that but at same time it can be pretty aggravating (as no doubt my thoughts are to those sure they are not right)
    I’ll attempt to disengage, with occasional safe post about how youth are getting on or whatever (won’t be easy to give up a place to air Arsenal thoughts) but, Columbo style, one last thing.
    Leaving aside whether it’s right or wrong to believe Emery was a bad appointment, or enough has been seen already to know he should be booted out immediately, or after first year, what can relentless negativity achieve at present, or is it, as most fan talk surely is (though at the same time can overall be part of real results, like voting I suppose) just venting; airing thoughts, expressing frustration, trying to find like-minds to nail down what’s what together?

    I guess that’s all understandable enough, and i’d be doing same if I was as sure as most are here he is…shite basically.

    Anyway, hope you can resist firing back angrily. Chances extremely remote of him leaving early months of season but if it’s a bad season very likely soemone else will be in charge next time.

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  26. A deal to buy Bolton Wanderers has collapsed and ‘the process to close down the club,’ formed in 1874, will begin on Wednesday if there is no rapid resolution found.

    A badly run club going to the wall. No sympathy for them at all. Can’t wait for all the idiots saying the BPL clubs should bail them out. No the bloody shouldn’t, that would be just rewarding the awful running of a club. If Bolton go under, other clubs will profit, clubs will move up the pyramid to take their place, an extra non league club gets league football.

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  27. Rich I don’t see Emery getting sacked anytime soon, barring a major run of bad results that put top 4 in doubt, or should I say CL football next season in doubt(so EL results will have bearing too), he is here. And if we get into CL next season he will be our manager, regardless of the type of football that the team plays to get it. CL football is the club target for this season, he gets it then he stays, he fails to get it and that contract extension might be withdrawn. He might very well still get the extra year even if he misses out on CL, but I doubt it.

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  28. I’m not worried ian

    I’m following on from the discussion that the drop off in quality in the squad without Rambo on the pitch won’t be offset by Pepe up top as we were hoping, as George and Shotta mused upon on their podcast.

    Certainly won’t help Pepe attempt to make up that difference if the coach only selects two forward type players, reignites his feud with Ozil, shrugs at Monreal leaving, and instead opts to flood his midfield with not young players but inexperienced rookies (Dani hasn’t played a lot at Madrid). At Anfield in their current form (no L in 38).

    Great game against Tottenham at home last year. Thanks to the quality of Rambo. Let’s see how they got on next week. I’m hoping that the Gunner’s beat the team sponsored by Riley, same as this last week. Never give up hope whilst Auba can snatch on an error and ping one in from 25 yards!

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  29. Rich is very unlikely Emery will leave, at least before the end of this season. For me if our players are fair game for criticism then he is too, and just as we want our players to do better the same goes for him.

    It’s concerning that no one can say with certainty what his actual playing style is. It’s concerning that he plays kids ahead of season campaigners in games of that magnitude.

    While that was just the third game of the season, shouldn’t we be working with our best matchday XI so they can build on their chemistry and get stronger as we go on game by game? Are Guendouzi and Willock now nailed on starters? Will there be 3 or 4 changes for the Spurs game?

    Klopp said “the diamond” surprised him. I dunno what to think of that except that nobody, and I’m talking about Arsenal fans here, really knows what to expect next.

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  30. fins you forget that Pepe is not Rambo’s replacement, Ceballos is and I was told last week that he will be 10 times the player Ramsey ever was, really i was told that, so I don’t know why you are worried, Emery is a tactical genius, and I think he reads the blogs and twitter, cos in the days before the LFC game it was brought up that Emery had made more half time subs, by far, than any other manager in the BPL last season, so there was no way in hell he was adding to that bad stat at Anfield, even if the performance cried out for it.

    I have said time and again that Emery is Jose light, and his attempt to park the bus on Saturday only reinforces that view, also him claiming afterwards that the shirt pull was not a penalty, and that our performance was an improvement on our other two games this season is a worry. Refs can now say when they don’t give AFC a penalty for a shirt pull, well your manager says that not a foul, and the biggest worry is that if Emery sees that performance as an improvement I can only assume its cos the players actually carried out his micro managed instructions close to how he wants it. 9 players in defensive formation, fullbacks on the toes of the CB’s, midfield within 10 yards of our area, and two attackers isolated is exactly what he set out. All his windmill arm waving and shouting is having the desired effect for him. I really do think that Guendouzi and Willock will keep their places over the likes of Ozil and Nelson cos they will carry out his instructions completely, there will be no off the cuff invention from them, they will play the ball to the right if told to, even if playing it to the left is the better option, whilst Ozil and Nelson will play it as they see it, which never goes down well with micro managers like Emery

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  31. Ed I saw the Kane incident, and from the normal angle loked like it might be, until the others revealed that it was a dive/ looking for it as you say. Was surprised that he didnt get a yellow. But then that Deans their guardian.

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  32. Eddie at 11:58am…

    You know at the Europa finals when Özil came off and it was said he a few words with Emery. I wonder whether it could be that Özil was made/forced to play to instruction and despite protestations from Ö during that match that things ain’t working, Emery windmilled that he should keep at it. Just a theory though.

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  33. What is it with Word press, is it because I view this site from multiple platforms that logging in is such a chore? Anyways here is my 2 cents worth on the pool match….

    Interesting debate as usual. I understand Emery parking the bus at Anfield, CL winners, haven’t lost in 2 years at home and we are top 6, 8 in the league? I am not an expert but a few things come to mind, if we are to park the bus at Anfield, why set up a 4-4-2? Wouldn’t a 4-5-1 maximize the bus size? Robertson and TAA had a field day, surely our coaches knew about how good they are?
    Insisting on playing the ball from the back also was perhaps not all that helpful, Pool has the most aggressive pressing team in Europe(?) wasn’t passing it out playing right into their strength? If we had a mature team on the field with everyone in sync I could see it but game 3 with 3 new players and a rookie on? We ended up giving up the ball 22 times in our half ( pool gave it up 5 times in their half), Ceballos with 6 giveaways in our half, you’d think that would have earned him a seat by Freddie for the 2 nd half….
    I think that we have good pieces to our team, I just hope El Molino can get the most of them!!

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  34. I tend to think managers should be given a standard three years however Unai is not a manager he is a coach. The changes around the club will happen with or without him. How much influence he has or player exits I’m not sure. The system we have has never allowed the coach much influence in other clubs so I see no reason for us to be any different.

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  35. i don’t think any or much of the criticism of UE lack of identity on the pitch relates to Raul and now Edu’s work on the transfers.

    But it does make emery’s work more difficult if he has to juggle Monreal in and out of the set up. and perhaps he’d have liked to have played a defensive RB in Mustafi against Liverpool as he did in two tough late season away trips last year -played well with the unfortunate invitation to Kane covering his good work.

    Most of my criticism has been towards the person who made the call on Rambo and I think we all know who that was! Blaggers’ favourite, people are taking photos with the head of football relations ahead of the football coach. Nope I don’t envy Emery. But I do wish he’d have found another solution at RB though AMN is doing OK I’d prefer to see him in CM as he’s won more plaudits playing there in tough matches in far less minutes then Matteo has to date with far more appearances in the role. I just don’t appreciate his concept of midfield and I guess that is unlikely to change especially now all the quality is up top and not in the midfield (Ozil is more of a forward for me), and I’m not sure Emery can go top heavy. He finds himself with an attacking squad yet he’s not an attacking coach. That’s not to egregious a critique.

    Perhaps the chameleon will surprise me? pressures certainly on him this season, last season he predictably recalled Rambo and Ozil too late, this season he might have had problems thrown his way with Monreal and Mustafi, the Kozza one perhaps of his own making, so if there’s a worry then there appears to be some repetition here which isn’t all relating to Emery but is affecting the team.

    Hopefully these premature concerns about him losing the dressing room are wildly misplaced, and there’s no better game to regroup then a NLD so i wish them all well in that contest as I personally dislike Poch’s diving style more then any other that I’ve seen!

    Once The Arsenal got past two minutes without conceding a penalty I didn’t feel any stress in that match haha! However I did think fatigue and prolonged intensity would take it’s toll against the AFC back line on such a hot day.
    if you’re going to wave the red flag at the bull you need to be able to sidestep otherwise you’re just playing the odds IMO. Hood it upnthe pitch? If people can’t critique a coach for clearly playing the odds then when can they?

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  36. tomorrow Arsenal U21’s are away to Northampton Town in the EFL Trophy, its expected that Rob Holding will play as he continues his comeback from injury. Emile Smith-Rowe also expected to play

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  37. reports in Spain claim Arsenal and Sociedad are close to agreeing a deal where Nacho Monreal joins Real Sociedad on a free but Arsenal would get preferred option over a number of players of their choice from Sociedad

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  38. I really think we should not be letting him go, but looks like Sead and Tierney of LB.

    The way Luiz has started, if he continues will be worse than Mustafi the Scapegoat.

    How do you think Freddie and Arteta would be as a Clough-Taylor style duo?

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  39. Mills as long as Scarface is tearing up the joint in a transfer fuelled frenzy i don’t think Mikel or Freddie will be allowed anywhere near the hot seat. That’s hoping he doesn’t get to burn it all down in flames.

    Hoofing the ball up the field on every play in front of the watching world during a big match is one way to get the smoulder going. Especially if as redshark highlights you don’t have the appreciation that if you’re going to play the odds then it makes every sense to ask an Eto/Laca to play in midfield behind one forward because even if you’re parking a bus you’re better off parking the bus with your best footballers on the pitch.

    I’m just going to repeat the above sentence in case anyone feels that this is excessive criticism when discussing a football match:

    if you’re parking a bus in a game of football, you’re still better off parking the bus with your best footballers on the football pitch? I appreciate someone can disagree with that sentence and critique but I have a simple answer for them to consider: Eto at LM etc.!

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  40. Tickets please, parking the bus, burning down the house! The big Ö will be your left back today once hes been broken and become the big Hööf rhino foot.Thats real football that is! The old long ball kick and run. Values out of the window. Here come the 80s! Just say no to mullets!
    Weird how Montana seems to be running the club! More famous than the players or coach or owners!
    Gonna miss Nacho, to me a great unassuming Arsenal hero. Had way to much poop from our Muthercarewecaremorethanyoucare mob. Odd fact was he always listened to classical music and seemed to be his own man. Not an easy thing in this day and age. My pennys on him making a great coach one day.
    Arsenal FC. owned by the Kronks, run by aftv and Billy Blagger?

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  41. When the going got tough second half of last season Emery had Ramsey to call on and we all know he didn’t disappoint. We remember that 8 games, 7 clean sheets (?) as the Ramsey and Xhaka partnership won us the midfield. Is Ceballos ready to step in the Ramsey-sized hole?

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  42. Labo, for me its too early to say, but at this point, no. But could be. Hope so!

    (shakes head at Rambo being let go)

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  43. Is Ceballos ready to step in the Ramsey-sized hole?

    Possibly. In several seasons time.

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  44. Yours truly and the @Arseblagger are not afraid to discuss the question: “Is Emery the Right Coach For Arsenal”?. Check out today’s Uncensored Podcast.
    https://uncensoredarsenal.com/index.php/is-unai-emery-the-right-coach-for-arsenal/

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  45. The sadness of the last few seasons was the Ramsey shaped hole just about every time we had begun to gain momentum. And I think that this was a real problem. How do you build a side and a style of play around a unique player who has a history of injury? Or rather, how do you develop an alternative and equally effective style for when he is unavailable.?

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  46. do the bloggers get together and decide on which player to attack, I ask cos I’ve seen several blogs since the LFC game dedicated to attacking Xhaka, a few of the big twitter accounts too. Some of which are part of the wecaremorethanallyouotherfans mob, its actually laughable that they have the cheek to go under the banner of “we care”

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  47. seems the PGMOL have appointed Martin Atkinson to game manage the north london derby

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  48. Difficult to know what Nachos feelings are on leaving but if he wants to stay getting rid of him is crazy at this point.

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  49. Whatever the logic, I will be sad if Nacho is dealt. Teams need pros like him, Ramsey, & Welbeck to hold them together. It’s not clear among those left who can accomplish that.

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