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Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans


By Matty Sadler
January 14 2017

If only we started every game like we started that second half...

We went in at half time 1-0 up after a dire first half, but we improved immensely in the second half, dominated and went 3-0 up after two very kind deflections, before Alexis wrapped things up to make it 4-0.

A routine win against an awful Swansea side. Our first ever double over Swansea in the Premier League.

I'm very disappointed with Alexis though. Yes, I get it, he loves football and wants to play every minute, week in, week out, but that was a pathetic reaction to being substituted. I'm embarrassed for him. He needs to get real.

Cech - 6. Made a couple of comfortable saves in both halves.

Gabriel - 7. Another decent performance at right back.
Mustafi - 7. Solid defensively and did well playing out from the back.
Koscielny - 7. Solid bar one really awful back header in the first half.
Monreal - 7. Took a kicking in the first half but a good performance. Good going forward.

Xhaka - 7. Slow start but bossed the midfield afterwards.
Ramsey - 7. Again, a slow start, but produced a very good box-to-box performance in the end, particularly in the second half. Involved in three of the goals.

Iwobi - 8. Quiet first half, but superb in the second half. Involved in the first and fourth goals, and had a shot and a cross deflected in for the second and third goals.
Ozil - 7. Quiet first half, but did well in the build up to the first goal. More involved in the second half.
Alexis - 7. Not great in the first half but played a part in the first goal. Much improved in the second half where he looked livelier, though some of his decision making left a lot to be desired. Scored before throwing a wobbly when he was substituted.

Giroud - 7. Scored the opener and won most of his headers.

Subs:

Oxlade-Chamberlain - 6. Some good runs.
Lucas - 5. Didn't get into the game.
Welbeck - 6. Decent on the ball.



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Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
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14/01/2017 17:59
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017:01:21:09:19:32 by Padre Pio.

 
Re: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
14/01/2017 18:06
If u don't shoot, u are most likely not going to score. Own goal or not, pretty or not, they all count. Players should just disregard Wenger and shoot when they get a chance. But not the Giroud type of shot from 40m out caused by a rush of blood to the head - those actions should be condemn.

 
Re: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
14/01/2017 22:32
What pray tell are you waffling on about maple



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Re: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
15/01/2017 00:19
Quote:
Jack_is_the_truth
What pray tell are you waffling on about maple

One too many....

 
Re: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
15/01/2017 00:46
Nobody is complaining, I love deflected goals, they were corkers.
Iwobi had a good match



- 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: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
tigerline (IP Logged)
15/01/2017 00:56
Quote:
Padre Pio
Nobody is complaining, I love deflected goals, they were corkers.
Iwobi had a good match

Go ahead and include Ozil's shot ... I would love to see us score more goals on rebounds from blocked shots. But that cannot happen unless we take an aggressive approach to attack the goal.

 
Re: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
Moax25-04-04 (IP Logged)
15/01/2017 08:41
Iwobi was class yesterday and I feel Ramsey needs a shoutout too he was great. Let's hope he can perform like that outside of Wales haha

 
Re: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
MattySadler (IP Logged)
15/01/2017 08:49
Ramsey had a great second half. His off the ball movement was good, he was involved in the goals and he was even beating Swansea players with skill.

For both his and our sake, I hope he can carry on this form.

 
Re: Deflected Glory Iwobi MotM? Player Ratings v Swans
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
15/01/2017 10:57
You can see the difference with Giroud as CF during 1st half, and with Alexis as CF during 2nd half.

With Giroud, the team is awful, static and better teams than Swansea will not give us such luxurious space for Giroud.

The difference between Arsenal and rest of Top-6 teams is that they have a mobile forward who can create space and havoc outside the box with their pace and mobility.

With Giroud, we are playing with 10 players and a training cone in opponent box.

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