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Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 18:48
Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Wilshere, Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette.

Subs: Ospina, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny, Walcott, Welbeck. Yes



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Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 18:48
Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Can, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho, Salah.

Subs: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Lallana.



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Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 18:52
Our backline doesn't want to be sleeping tonight.



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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 18:52
How certain are we all that Oxlade-Chamberlain will score at some point?

F*ck me I'd fancy my chances against that Liverpool defence, though I imagine Liverpool are thinking the same about ours.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 18:55
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MattySadler
How certain are we all that Oxlade-Chamberlain will score at some point?
F*ck me I'd fancy my chances against that Liverpool defence, though I imagine Liverpool are thinking the same about ours.

Yes I think it's which defence holds it together best tonight.



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Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:11
I'm sure if Xhaka or Sanchez get a booking tonight they get a suspension.

If so I'm pretty sure we will get Xhaka out the team over christmas. lol



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Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:12
Quote:
MattySadler
How certain are we all that Oxlade-Chamberlain will score at some point?
F*ck me I'd fancy my chances against that Liverpool defence, though I imagine Liverpool are thinking the same about ours.
Law of the X.
Have we gone back to a back 4?



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
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Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:14
Quote:
Padre Pio
Quote:
MattySadler
How certain are we all that Oxlade-Chamberlain will score at some point?
F*ck me I'd fancy my chances against that Liverpool defence, though I imagine Liverpool are thinking the same about ours.
Law of the X.
Have we gone back to a back 4?

I'm assuming so.



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Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:18
Really could be a test for Maitland-Nile’s .



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Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:23
Appears we have ditched three at the back.

A right footed left back against Salah kind of makes sense but yeah this is a huge test for, and a massive show of faith in, Maitland-Niles.

 
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Bergmars (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:27
What is it with Wenger playing people out of position.



Under new managment

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:53
Class from Maitland-Niles early on

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 19:59
Milner on for Henderson

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:01
Dangerous low cross from Robertson. Koscielny clears.

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:07
Cech saves at his near post

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:10
Alexis and Lacazette link up well. Alexis nearly wriggles free but the keeper claims.

Firmino heads wide of the far post after another good cross in from the left.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:12
1-0 Liverpool.

Salah's low cross deflects up into the air via Koscielny and Coutinho is able to head in.

Koscielny backing off and allowing Salah into the penalty area...

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:12
What does Xhaka do, he can't track back or what?

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:16
Too many not performing again

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:18
Firmino cuts inside and fires narrowly over. Too easy.

 
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Shane (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:21
I swear Iwobi is far and away the worst attacking regular we've ever had. He makes Walcott look like f*cking Maradona. Painfully sh*t player.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:25
With Iwobi struggling and Hector doing the same, its painful to watch.

Alexis is such a turnover machine.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:25
Cech does well coming out after Monreal and Koscielny get brushed past.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:28
Quote:
Trent2000
What does Xhaka do, he can't track back or what?

Should change his first name to Granny



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:30
Cech saves after another Koscielny f*ck up. Mane misses the rebound.

 
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SA-Gunner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:32
There's so many average and @#$%& players in this team. Iwobi is the new Sanogo.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Bergmars (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:32
It's embarrassing how poor this tripe ate



Under new managment

 
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Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:33
Iwobi, Xhaka and Hector are shocking.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:36
Where do we start?

Bellerin has been poor, Koscielny has been sh*t, Monreal has been poor, the midfield doesn't look up to it at all, Alexis has been sh*t, it isn't happening for Ozil or Iwobi and Lacazette is being isolated. We've got no out ball, we're chasing shadows and look like conceding every time Liverpool go forward.

The positives? Its only 1-0.

Wenger out.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:38
Absolutely terrible 1st half from us.
Outplayed every department.

Look like 11 misfits playing.



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Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:38
I don't think you can fault the tactics or anything.

Our off the ball movement is just light years behind. Ozil the lone spark.

This is exactly why i dont understand why pep wants sanchez cause quick passing is not really his strength. Maybe for God's pushing and finishing.

Liverpool players look a lot sharper physically for this game.
MN had been quality in possession.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:40
Maitland-Niles has done well. As you say he's used the ball very well.

I'd get Kolasinac and Walcott/ Welbeck on for Alexis and Iwobi. Get Maitland-Niles in midfield and some pace in attack. It would at least give us an option on the counter attack.

 
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Eboractos (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:42
Quote:
Bergmars
What is it with Wenger playing people out of position.
Trying to look like the genius that he isn't

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Shane (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:43
Ozil's body language is back to that of a teenager who's been told by his parents that he can't bring his girlfriend upstairs with him.

This is what I was talking about when I said the 'you can't blame him for leaving' phrase doesn't apply to him.

Anyone who says I'm forgetting about the last six games is forgetting about the last four and a half years.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:45
1st time in 17 home PL games that Arsenal have not produced a 1st half shot on target (since 2-1 defeat v Watford in January)



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Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:45
Like the idea, but we know nothing will happen till the 70the minute and he brings on Danny for Iwobi.

We are way to predictable and besides Cech, MN, Ozil and Wilshire there is no drive.

Lcazzette is so isolated, he has no chance alone up there.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:45
We are not able to hold the ball together. Getting welbeck and kolasinac will worsen.
Clear instructions from wenger to release the ball quick and play quicker.

This is how we should anyways be playing. Tooele is we haven't this such quick moves for a long time. Only ozil s moves coming off. Sanchez/wilshere/xhaka/iwobi all struggling with the accuracy when trying to pass quicker.

Liverpool s work rate and players speed over the first 2 years is phenomenal.

Its high octane stuff. We have stolen the ball a few times aa well but the run of the players don't match /etc. We look disjointed.
We are used to to the show possession based stuff.

I realized today why wenger moved to the slow possession game. It's not just cause it was in vogue, it actually makes people look better than they are.

We don't have players with the quality to play such quick passes accurately.

Today ozil had shown why he's a class apart. Only obey players calm on possession are MN and to some extent wilshere. Everybody else had been @#$%&

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:47
Mustafi coming on.

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:49
Mustafi on for Monreal, so we now have two natural centre backs occupying the two centre back spots.

 
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MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:53
Cech saves off Salah as Liverpool counter again.

Alexis gets a simple five yard pass to Ozil wrong.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:56
Too easy.

Three players taken out of the game with one pass. Salah scores.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:58
Get in.

Bellerin crosses, Alexis gets in front of Gomez and heads in from close range.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:58
Because we tend to defend in numbers. That s been our answer to defending for a long time. Numbers rather than intelligence.

Mustafi too shouldn't have allowed so much space. Its ok to foul sometimes. Anyway it was coming. We are all in possession wilshere guilty on both sides of the pitch. Where was xhaka?

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 20:59
My owe my, WTF

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:00
@#$%& come on!

 
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Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:01
Please change Iwobi for Danny, we can win this!!!!

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:02
Superb goal from Ozil get in

 
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SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:03
My 3-3 prediction is on!

 
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Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:03
OMG, I must be dreaming!!!!

 
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SA-Gunner (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:07
WTF, what was the defense doing there.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:12
As a fan of the game, you don't want it to end.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:16
Just cant catch a break!!!!

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Shane (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:16
Cech f*cking poor for the first and third goal.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:19
Maitland-Niles that guy

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:21
They ruined my 2-2



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
MattySadler (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:22
Iwobi off Dat Guy on

 
Re: Team news and Liverpool match thread.
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:42
Torrid game technically. But very entertaining.
Ozil, MN, coutinnho and lovren the standout players.

Wilshere did well. Still doesn't look as quick as he used to be. It's a good game under his belt. High intensity.

He's our best bet when teams press high


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