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Re: Pre-season underway
Posted by: hahanice
Date: 19/07/2017 20:18
not much chatter about the last 2 preseason games so ill give my insights.

the game against western sydney seemed pretty easy. really liked OG and lacazette linking up together. lacazette is so smooth the way he turns and finds shooting angles. really impressed by him. he is the type of player that can find a goal from nothing.

Welbeck looked good too, though he is a bit clumsy.

Liked almost all of the youngsters. Beliek was good. Willock was great in all of the games he played in. Neilson looked good in game 1, though he fell off a bit. Same with Bramal. really liked Malen as well. Niles looks solid. i don't think hes a game changer but he is a solid no nonsense type of player. i really liked watching all of our youngsters have the confidence to take players on and drive forward.

not sure i really like nkeitah, though he was being played way out of position, and hit the post twice.

Cech was fantastic against Bayern especially, and Martinez was brilliant in the shootout. pretty upset that woj is gone, especially after his instagram post saying he will miss arsenal, and its his boyhood club. but we are well stocked in goal.

the sr players are what we think they are. ozil looked good at times, frustrating at others. Kolasinac is better in the back 3 as opposed to as a wing back.

The ox and ramsey both looked fantastic. ramsey looks much fitter than he did last year. hopefully he can get back to some good form. he looks faster and sharper. the one who looks like he is the odd man out is Theo. not sure where he will find game time. hes always been useful, but is also one of our more frustrating players. didnt really do much in the first 3 games, especially not in comparison to the youngsters who all looked better than him.

oh, and elneny absolutely covered himself in glory for me. asked to play as a center back because the team needed to, he stepped in with no fuss and did a terrific job. well done to him.

i like the formation, we look sturdier. we were definitely outclassed by bayern today, but somehow got a win. the referee's were miserably bad but didnt change the scoreline much (pen shouldnt have been a pen, and offsides goal should have stood).

kind of a jumbled mess, sorry

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