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Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
MattySadler (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:04
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If this isn't an intentionally deceptive graphic and it isn't just Gabriel at right back in our usual set up... an actual formation change!? Surely not!?



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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:23
Wenger reinventing himself? Different formation? Dropping players due to form or injuries? Too late for this imo.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
MattySadler (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:24
Agreed too little too late.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:28
From SKy...

Well, this is a surprise....it's desperate times for Arsene Wenger and it looks as though he's resorted to pretty drastic changes, opting for three at the back - an unheard of formation for the Gunners boss.

That means Hector Bellerin and Shkodran Mustafi drop out of the team, while Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Mohamed Elneny all drop out too.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:29
That back line is so sh*te.



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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:36
Wenger has claimed he has switched Arsenal to a 3-4-3 formation to make them more stable at the back.

We shall see.



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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
tigerline (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:39
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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 19:51
Of course you have to remember we are playing a rampant free scoring Middlesbrough team. lol



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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
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17 April, 2017 19:59
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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
SuperRob (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 20:09
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Of course you have to remember we are playing a rampant free scoring Middlesbrough team. lol

Nonsense. If we win this game then that must mean Wenger is a genius and should be rewarded with a new contract

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 20:54
Quality free kick and goal from Sanchez in a otherwise dull game makes it 1 nil at half time.



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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 21:08
1-1 New formation, same s.hit defending.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
grayfox1 (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 21:09
What is the point of having Monreal in the team?

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 21:11
Monreal is f.ucking s.hit in any formation.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
grayfox1 (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 21:24
change that clown now.

we really are on the same level as middlesborough...

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
MattySadler (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 22:09
A few thoughts...

Both of our goals were excellent.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was superb first half, but quieter in the second.

Monreal was dogsh*t. I can understand him struggling against a rapid powerhouse like Adama Traore, but he was struggling to keep up with 32 year old Stewart f*cking Downing.

We still can't defend balls into the box.

Not sure what I made of Alexis's glee at the end, seemed a bit put on.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 22:15
A wins a win I suppose.

3 At the back or 10 at the back we still look crap.



Matty,
Agree about Alexis's glee at the end.
Totally put on.



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Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
MattySadler (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 22:21
Agreed. Shame he is a tw*t

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Bergmars (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 22:23
Average performance from an average team against a very poor team.



DB10,the best.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
17 April, 2017 23:04
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Average performance from an average team against a very poor team.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
18 April, 2017 00:02
Issues of this team are still there.
1) suspect at dealing with long direct balls into the box
2) suspect at dealing with crosses and easily letting opponents make crosses
3) struggle against teams that press high
4) struggle to find players in the final third against packed defences with Wenger's preference to keep the ball on the ground rather than crossing

All these issues tell me it is a coaching issue less so a player quality issue. Need a better coach.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
18 April, 2017 00:29
A better coach would tell Sanchez to stop trying to be a playmaker, it's infuriating.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
Bergmars (IP Logged)
18 April, 2017 06:16
Yes he gave the ball away too many times,as for Xakha he gets worse.



DB10,the best.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
MattySadler (IP Logged)
18 April, 2017 06:48
Main problem we had with Xhaka last night was, yet again, how Wenger decided to use him. Have him anchoring the midfield in front of the defence, fine, but just like earlier in the season, Wenger had him p*ssing about off the ball, vacating spaces left by our "further forward" players, and at times he was our most advanced midfielder ffs.

Can't fault Xhaka, Ramsey or Ozil on the ball. All had high pass completion. Aside from his involvement in the two goals, Alexis was dogsh*t. Also, that 3-4-2-1 setup definitely needs a more mobile forward, Giroud just couldn't get himself into the game at all. It also needs a better left wing back.

I can't see where Walcott would fit into this system unfortunately, so I can't see him playing much if we persist with it.

 
Re: Team News & Middlesbrough Match Thread
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
18 April, 2017 13:41
^ Walcott seems to have finally accepted that this "I'm the next Thierry Henry" was laughable at best and he's about as good a striker as Monreal is a left back.

However where else he's expected to play in this latest desperation change of formation, I do not know.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."


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