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Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
MattySadler (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 14:38
Leno - 7. Stunning double save in the first half. Reacted quickly to block from Rose in the second half.

Mustafi - 5. Thought we'd got away with playing him at right back as he was fine for the most part, but that foul for the penalty was idiotic, even if they were offside.
Sokratis - 8. Rose to the occasion. Kane got nothing out of him.
Koscielny - 7. Had a fair bit to do but did it all well again.
Monreal - 7. Solid defensively and offered an overlap option when he could.

Xhaka - 7. Quality on the ball.
Guendouzi - 6. I was surprised to see him substituted at half time. Thought he had read the danger well.

Mkhitaryan - 7. Worked hard and showed quality on the ball, particularly for our penalty.
Ramsey - 7. Took his goal well. Worked hard.
Iwobi - 7. Thought he did well, particularly in the first half.

Lacazette - 6. Quality assist for Ramsey's goal but missed two chances he really should've put away.

Subs:

Torreira - 6. Got stuck in. Sent off late.
Aubameyang - 5. Moved well at times without getting too involved. Awful penalty.
Ozil - 5. Didn't get into the game at all.

Despite all the pre-match talk about the team selection it looked like we had got it spot on, as we showed shape, structure and discipline for the most part. We took the lead through Ramsey and continued to defend well, but failed to build on our lead when Lacazette missed a sitter. Spurs equalised after being given a penalty for an obvious foul by Mustafi on Kane, though he was clearly offside. We had another big chance late on but Aubameyang's penalty was awful.

Think the officials got all of the big decisions wrong today.

Very disappointing as we should have all 3 points.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/03/2019 15:55 by Padre Pio.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 14:54
Good display today and like you say.

Think the officials got all of the big decisions wrong today.

Very disappointing as we should have all 3 points.



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Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
goonerred (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 14:59
And another one. Is that Vertongen inside the box when the penalty is taken? Should have been retaken. Knowing our luck, it would have been had Aubu scored!

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Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Flava (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 15:51
Wasn’t it nice to rock up to an away game against the top 6 with full backs not playing as wingers and two central defenders who can defend.

Mustafi has to go, we could be decent if we upgrade him

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
younghansolo (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 16:31
Really not sure how to feel about this result. Partly so happy because we didn't lose or get hammered, but feel massively let down that we didn't win it. Also a draw doesn't really do us any favours. Weird one.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 16:44
Would have settled for a point before the game.
But feel gutted we didn't get 3 points.
VAR would certainly helped us today.



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Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
goonerred (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 16:48
And united leap frog us into 4th with a late goal against Saints. This makes me even more annoyed at the offside pen and our missed penalty.



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Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
goonerred (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 16:54
On the bright side, we can be the first team to beat Ole in the league.



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Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 18:29
It's a good point. Should have won but it happens. The key is the good performance and the team hitting form at the perfect time. I'd rather that than running out of steam like Spurs seems to be.

If we can beat Man Utd, that will be massive.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
02 March, 2019 19:23
Four points out of six against a top six club is a good haul



- 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: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 00:06
Kudos to Emery for getting his team selection right against Bournemouth and Tiny Totts.
Remember, we have 4 crucial games in a row - Tiny Totts, Rennes, ManU and Rennes.

We have a thin squad lacking depth and rotation is a must,


overall, a brilliant team performance.

Leno - 8. MOTM - Stunning double save in the first half. Reacted quickly to block from Rose in the second half. He won us a point.

Mustafi - 5. Thought we'd got away with playing him at right back as he was fine for the most part, but that foul for the penalty was idiotic, even if they were offside.

Sokratis - 8. Rose to the occasion. Kane got nothing out of him.

Koscielny - 7. Had a fair bit to do but did it all well again.

Monreal - 7. Solid defensively and offered an overlap option when he could.

Xhaka - 6. Quality on the ball. Minus one point for not commanding and dominated the midfield.

Guendouzi - 5. Bewildered as if the game bypassed him and not really involved like Torreira. Lightwieght, easily push down. Again, committed same error by putting the team in danger with hsi pass out of the box. Like Mustafi, alwasy make at elast one "fatal"error that cost the team. Much more to improve in how to read the game and anticipate opponents'movement off the ball.

Mkhitaryan - 7. Worked hard and showed quality on the ball, particularly for our penalty.
Ramsey - 7. Took his goal well. Worked hard. But he seemed ponderous due to hsi lack of pace.

Iwobi - 7. Thought he did well, particularly in the first half. He is improving with every game played now. he took to Emerian Football like a duck to water.

Lacazette - 6. Quality assist for Ramsey's goal but missed two chances he really should've put away. He is really not clincial enough and why he was dropped from France 2018 WC squad.

Subs:

Torreira - 6. Got stuck in. Sent off late.
Aubameyang - 5. Moved well at times without getting too involved. Awful penalty.
Ozil - 5. Didn't get into the game at all.

Emery - 8 - got his rotation right, the team started to udnerstand each other movement and final passes are increasingly finding their man.


Reminscing of Arsene Wenger "18 consecutive CL Cup seasons" Era where we emerged from a horrendous wintry slump and started to find form, growing from strength to strength, from March to May, stringing together a run and squeaked Top-4 place with soem divine help, like say "LasagneGate" and Tiny Totts bottled it (Sm6)

Will it be another case of "so near and yet too big a gap" and missing out by ONE POINT?



'It's kind of fun to do the impossible' Walt Disney.



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Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
MattySadler (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 08:26
On reflection I think 5 for Ozil was generous

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
younghansolo (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 09:19
Is it just me that cannot stand harry kane. Nothing to do with him being a sours players I just can't stand the lovein.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 09:29
Quote:
younghansolo
Is it just me that cannot stand harry kane. Nothing to do with him being a sours players I just can't stand the lovein.
Yep and for being a spurs player



- 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: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Mr. Brightside. (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 11:28
Just a point about Kane being offside.
He was in a offside position but had not touched the ball. Being in an offside position is not a punishable offence.
If Kane had scored and not been fouled it would have been ruled out.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 11:46
Quote:
Mr. Brightside.
Just a point about Kane being offside.
He was in a offside position but had not touched the ball. Being in an offside position is not a punishable offence.
If Kane had scored and not been fouled it would have been ruled out.

Tell Alan Shearer that. lol



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Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
younghansolo (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 12:15
Quote:
Mr. Brightside.
Just a point about Kane being offside.
He was in a offside position but had not touched the ball. Being in an offside position is not a punishable offence.
If Kane had scored and not been fouled it would have been ruled out.

You don't have to touch the ball to be interfering with play. The first offence is what the whistle is blown for. In this case it was offside. You can't be fouled if you have committed an offence and as soon as the ball was played he was interfering with play.

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 13:16
One more thing is we can @#$%& on wenger as much as we want but pochhetino is finding out what it means to play in big games in ucl and in premier league in the same week.

We can say what we want but one of the reasons spurs are struggling is also their European games. We pretty much changed half the players and still cruised the second game in europa.

We performed extremely well no doubt about it, but our squad depth for a europa team is pretty good, esp in midfield. We are @#$%& in defense though. Considering the improved away performance and the remaining fixtures of other teams, it would be disappointing to finish outside top 4 now. Well done emery for raising my expectations for this season

 
Re: Player Ratings vs. Tottenham
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
03 March, 2019 23:24
Quote:
Mr. Brightside.
Just a point about Kane being offside.
He was in a offside position but had not touched the ball. Being in an offside position is not a punishable offence.
If Kane had scored and not been fouled it would have been ruled out.

The Professional Game Match Official Limited (PGMOL) group and the Premier League Matchday Centre have confirmed that Harry Kane was offside before winning his penalty against Arsenal on Saturday.



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