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Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
16 September, 2018 02:57
Auba and Laca can't play together unless it is 4-4-2.
Any other formation, they will struggle as both are traditional CF, running through centre, off-the-shoulder running, spinning off defenders to create a yard of space to shoot.


Laca is way better as the CF in the box whereas Auba is more gazelle-like, another version of Anelka, using his pace to run behind and between defenders, outpacing them.


Notice that Auba has no dribbling skill, another Walcott using pace and push-and-run style, does not have Giroud's upper body strength and skill to hold the ball, and worse, does not have Giroud's ability to link-up plays to put a fellow in the clear in the box.


Have we bought a pig in a poke with Auba a misfit in Arsenal team … like Gervinho or Chamakh?

Redemption time is to play Auba as CF with Welbeck or Iwobi in support.

I will drop Ramsey and Guendouzi and play Xhaka as No. 10 with Torreira and Elneny as the dfensive Double-Pivot to protect Back-4 and to play one-touch direct and short passes to Forward-Line to maintain a fast attacking tempo.

But I beleive Emery will rest Xhaka and Let Mkhi be No. 10 to link up Auba.

At St. James Park 1st half, we were awful, reminscing of Arsene Wenger Crab Football at its worse with 30+ backward and sideward passes wihtout a single penetrative forward pass.

Torreira changes the 2nd half with his simple and direct short passes to release the Forward-Line quickly instead of dwelling on the ball for ages before passing the ball.

Those youths will be supersub. DOubt Emery will start them.


................................... Leno


... Lichsteiner ... Holding ... Mavrospano ... Jordi Tosei


.................... Torreira ......…..... Elneny


...Smith-Rowe........... Mkhitaryan ........... Welbeck


...............…..........Aubameyang


Smith-Rowe should start if Iwobi is still not fit.



'Love is a dream, wholly subjective. People fall in love with the most extraordinary people' Nancy Mitford.

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
16 September, 2018 07:31
Auba is our best striker end of story. He should be played upfront with Laca benched!

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
16 September, 2018 11:39
Xhaka is not a #10. Neither is Ramsey. Ozil, Mkhitaryan and Iwobi are the #10 in order of effectiveness. Emery should stop the Ramsey #10 experiment.

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
SA-Gunner (IP Logged)
16 September, 2018 16:53
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Auba is our best striker end of story. He should be played upfront with Laca benched!

What a clown mate! Laca has been our best player in the last two matches. Sure, let's bench him and play the off-form Auba

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
litmus (IP Logged)
17 September, 2018 13:49
Once GS has decided he doesn't like a player, that player is deemed@#$%&no matter what. Not even if he one day becomes Superman and Flash and Hot Shot Hamish combined and scores 100 goal a game.

We should play Welbeck at home against these guys. He needs a full game. If we play Auba its to build us his confidence and form.

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
17 September, 2018 17:57
Emery will probably use the second string as Wenger did.



- 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: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
17 September, 2018 20:47
I think Emery will not take a risk and field a rather strong side at home and get the business done by 1st half … say 4-0 up and then replacing senior player sin 2nd half.

Yes, Auba needs this game to rediscover his confidence.



'Love is a dream, wholly subjective. People fall in love with the most extraordinary people' Nancy Mitford.

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
17 September, 2018 21:30
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SA-Gunner
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Gunnersingh1
Auba is our best striker end of story. He should be played upfront with Laca benched!

What a clown mate! Laca has been our best player in the last two matches. Sure, let's bench him and play the off-form Auba

2 games WOW! Auba has been scoring 25 plus goals for the last 5 years!

Auba is a far better striker than Laca. Only people who don't understand the game think otherwise!

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
SandyB (IP Logged)
17 September, 2018 21:49
Laca rocks. I'd prefer Aubameyang getting a rest n Laca starting upfront with Welbeck.

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
SA-Gunner (IP Logged)
17 September, 2018 23:12
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Gunnersingh1
Auba is our best striker end of story. He should be played upfront with Laca benched!

What a clown mate! Laca has been our best player in the last two matches. Sure, let's bench him and play the off-form Auba

2 games WOW! Auba has been scoring 25 plus goals for the last 5 years!

Auba is a far better striker than Laca. Only people who don't understand the game think otherwise!

That's the past. Present is that Aubameyang is playing badly, thus there's no logic behind benching Laca (who is in good form) However, for the Ukraine's game I would rather Laca gets a rest.

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
tigerline (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 13:20
Could Smith-Rowe be a #10 of the future?

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 21:01
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SA-Gunner
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Gunnersingh1
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SA-Gunner
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Gunnersingh1
Auba is our best striker end of story. He should be played upfront with Laca benched!

What a clown mate! Laca has been our best player in the last two matches. Sure, let's bench him and play the off-form Auba

2 games WOW! Auba has been scoring 25 plus goals for the last 5 years!

Auba is a far better striker than Laca. Only people who don't understand the game
think otherwise!

That's the past. Present is that Aubameyang is playing badly, thus there's no logic behind benching Laca (who is in good form) However, for the Ukraine's game I would rather Laca gets a rest.

Auba playing well when he's played in his proper position. Am shocked...

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 21:12
Well that should have helped Auba's confidence



- 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: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
20 September, 2018 23:36
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Padre Pio
Well that should have helped Auba's confidence

Not exactly against quality opposition.......

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 05:30
I predicted 4-0 and they let in 2 soft goals @#$&&@ (Sm145)



'Love is a dream, wholly subjective. People fall in love with the most extraordinary people' Nancy Mitford.

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 07:16
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Well that should have helped Auba's confidence

Not exactly against quality opposition.......

It doesnt matter, once aplayer finds the net, it doesnt matter what the opposition, confidence often comes back.
Ferguson used to do it all the time with off form strikers and it could be against a non league side it still worked



- 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: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
younghansolo (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 10:42
I agree. A goal is a goal

 
Re: Match against Vorskla - Time to play Aubameyang as CF
SuperRob (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 10:43
Shocking performance. Completely unprofessional. Especially once Torreira and Auba went off. I think from that point we actually lost 2-1. They just stopped playing and stopped concentrating. Hope Emery gives them a bollocking for having such a poor mentality to finish the job because it's unacceptable to concede 2 goals against such poor opposition, even if you've already won the game.


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