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village wrote:I'm all for giving managers time, but Emery doesn't seem to have much of a clue and this year seems like a golden chance for Arsenal to get back into the CL with any sort of competent season. Lampard may come good at Chelsea but he and his decent crop of kids will probably take a season to really bed in, Tottenham appear f**ked and Man U are a total mess.
Tonight will show just how f**ked/not f**ked we are. Any kind of win that is convincing and we have hope. Anything less and the season is a write off
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village wrote:I'm all for giving managers time, but Emery doesn't seem to have much of a clue and this year seems like a golden chance for Arsenal to get back into the CL with any sort of competent season. Lampard may come good at Chelsea but he and his decent crop of kids will probably take a season to really bed in, Tottenham appear f**ked and Man U are a total mess.
I agree. Emery has been shown up on lacking some very basic tactical nous far to often and it's not as if he set-up the team with any inspired plans that outwit coaches. He's a fairly average coach.
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The fact Sako is a better player than Pepe already x(

They never bring in the right experience to blend with their great youth setup.
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Genk 1st goal ruled out for foul - shocker of a decision - excellent header
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Southampton 0 - Leicester 9 :shock:
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Tidy 3 points, that. :)
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Sefton wrote:Southampton 0 - Leicester 9 :shock:
Only two #PL keepers have seen their team score 9️⃣ and kept a clean sheet @Pschmeichel1: (1995) Man Utd 9-0 Ipswich @kschmeichel1: (2019) Southampton 0-9 Leicester
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What an atmosphere at the home of the European Champions 8)
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That Son miss will hurt I feel
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So Seft

If you had a choice:

England RWC winners
Or
Liverpool Premier League winners
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iarmhiman wrote:So Seft

If you had a choice:

England RWC winners
Or
Liverpool Premier League winners
:shock:

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Pocchetino cost that game for us. We were crying out for midfielders who could keep the ball to stop the waves of attacks but he left NDombele and then Lo Celso on the bench way too long
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I'm starting to think Emery sin't the man at Arsenal. He constantly gets tactics and selection wrong, is saved by individual brilliance and his appointment of Xhaka as captain, not only one of our shittiest players but our stupidest who loses us more matches then he wins, has been toxic and clueless.

I see the fans boo'ed Xhaka off the pitch today.
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eldanielfire wrote:I'm starting to think Emery sin't the man at Arsenal. He constantly gets tactics and selection wrong, is saved by individual brilliance and his appointment of Xhaka as captain, not only one of our shittiest players but our stupidest who loses us more matches then he wins, has been toxic and clueless.

I see the fans boo'ed Xhaka off the pitch today.
I don't know what he is trying to do. Arsenal sustained pretty much by individual brilliance from auba (it was pepe midweek). The midfield is awful and just not functioning. He played torriera as the attacking midfielder midweek. Also, considering our defence is bad we might as well pick a unit who can play together for a long time which might help (ie Bellerin, Chambers, Holding and Tierney) and i don't think it will be any worse than a defence featuring sokratis and luiz. Not sure a team desperate lacking creativity in midfield can afford to banish its most creative midfielder. The midweek game was the worse team performance in a very, very long time while also containing good individual moments from all the players who played. It was bizarre. I actually think most of the transfers have been good recently and business off the park is much improved over the last two seasons with a lot dross cleared out, decent players brought in and at least getting rid of emery won't be expensive.
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iarmhiman wrote:So Seft

If you had a choice:

England RWC winners
Or
Liverpool Premier League winners
Right now, I’ll take both. Would be a nice treble to go with Saints winning Super League.
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Still on for the quintuple, the sextet if you count the European Super Cup :smug:
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Sun Tzu wrote:Still on for the quintuple, the sextet if you count the European Super Cup :smug:
Winning the League will do me.

Could they beat Pep's 17/18 achievements? A long long way to go yet.

Most points (100)
Most away points (50)
Biggest winning margin to second (19) - no chance
Most wins (32)
Most away wins (16)
Most goals scored (106)
Biggest goal difference (79) - no chance
Most consecutive wins (19)
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Thanks to Bournemouth for putting the first thing approaching a smile on my face today.

Now watch Villa ruin it.
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Typical united performance these days. So passive.

Liverpool will win 3-0
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Ole Ole Ole Ole, Ole Ole.
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iarmhiman wrote:Typical united performance these days. So passive.

Liverpool will win 3-0
I presume you’re not talking about the Villa game. And quelle surprise, City score late to win the match. This is why Pool will not win the league this year.
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Sefton wrote:Thanks to Bournemouth for putting the first thing approaching a smile on my face today.

Now watch Villa ruin it.
And there you go. Ruined.
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My day is officially a sack of shit.
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Sefton wrote:My day is officially a sack of shit.
It’s unruined.
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Maybe not so shit. :lol:
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eldanielfire wrote:The Special One to Arsenal?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... unai-emery

:shock:
That would be delicious
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c69 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:The Special One to Arsenal?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... unai-emery

:shock:
That would be delicious
I'm no fan, buuutttttt, given Arsenal haven't have a backbone since Vieria left he could well be the coach who actually sorts out some of Arsenals long standing problems with defence and defensive protection. As long as he wasn't aiming to stay long.
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Andre Gomes is going to be out for a long time. That’s a horrific broken leg.
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eldanielfire wrote:
c69 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:The Special One to Arsenal?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... unai-emery

:shock:
That would be delicious
I'm no fan, buuutttttt, given Arsenal haven't have a backbone since Vieria left he could well be the coach who actually sorts out some of Arsenals long standing problems with defence and defensive protection. As long as he wasn't aiming to stay long.
He might bring them some short term success but he’ll not build a team that will last beyond when he pulls the plug and leaves. He’s quite good at seeing where his cheque book built squad is beginning to run out of steam and realised that is the time to move on.
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eldanielfire wrote:The Special One to Arsenal?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... unai-emery

:shock:
Do arsenal have the money to back him?
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ScarfaceClaw wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
c69 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:The Special One to Arsenal?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... unai-emery

:shock:
That would be delicious
I'm no fan, buuutttttt, given Arsenal haven't have a backbone since Vieria left he could well be the coach who actually sorts out some of Arsenals long standing problems with defence and defensive protection. As long as he wasn't aiming to stay long.
He might bring them some short term success but he’ll not build a team that will last beyond when he pulls the plug and leaves. He’s quite good at seeing where his cheque book built squad is beginning to run out of steam and realised that is the time to move on.
I agree. I'm shocked, largely because we'll never have the money he wants. A good summary:

https://twitter.com/SimpsonsArsenal/sta ... 3377206274

I do wonder, with all the rumours of Emery; That he can't speak the language and communicate properly, divisions between him and he players (hence wanting the popular among players Xhaka as captain), seemingly no idea on tactics and unable to change tactics when things go wrong, terrible substitutions, fans going against him and can' get our new 72 million pound play going yet.

Who is there Arsenal could go for?
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Winnie wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:The Special One to Arsenal?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... unai-emery

:shock:
Do arsenal have the money to back him?
No way :lol:
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Poor son - not a red card tackle. ref should have given the option yellow but sub him, or ill red him myself.

Andre Gomes... :uhoh: :( :(
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bayern without a coach now, mourinho in the running
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Akkerman wrote:bayern without a coach now, mourinho in the running
I was wondering who The Special One was also eyeing up. He usually uses one club to draw attention and more money from another. Arsenal never made sense given our budgets and insistence we develop academy players.
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Yeah no thanks Mourinho. Better him than bumbling on with Emery but there must be a dozen better candidates, especially long-term. Why not give Eddie Howe a crack (assuming he'd leave his beloved Bournemouth) or Marco Rose who seems to be the new Klopp in Germany.
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