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Mavropanos MotM Ratings v Man U


By Matty Sadler
April 29 2018

I think most of us expected another 8-2 after we saw the teams but that could've been a lot, lot worse. We almost came away with a point against a much better side, and the youngsters who came in didn't look out of place. Really dead game though.

Ospina - 6. Had nothing to do really but thought he could've done better on United's winner.

Bellerin - 7. Okay but crossing let him down in the first half. +1 for stopping Alexis scoring.
Chambers - 8. Quality. Lots of winners.
Mavropanos - 8. Didn't look out of place at all. Great find. MotM for such an incredibly good debut at a hard ground.
Kolasinac - 5. Quality on the ball wasn't there.

Xhaka - 5. First half was shocking. Second half was a bit better. Poor on United's first goal, excellent on our goal.
Maitland-Niles - 7. Slow start but grew into the game. Combative with some great touches.

Mkhitaryan - 7. Worked hard, good on the ball, scored. Glad to have him back.
Iwobi - 6. Okay but not particularly effective.
Nelson - 6. Okay. Showed some quality but again, wasn't particularly effective. Needs to offer more.

Aubameyang - 6. Okay.

Subs:

Welbeck - 6. Lively.
Monreal - 6. Better than Kolasinac.
Willock - 5. Got stuck in.

Mavropanos vs Man United

32 touches
32 passes (91.4% accuracy)
4 clearances
3 interceptions
2 blocks
2 duels won
1 dribble won

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Mavropanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
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29/04/2018 18:27
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Re: Mavrospanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
younghansolo (IP Logged)
29/04/2018 20:56
Frustrating because I thought we played very well. Great movement and we were regularly finding the space with our passing. Just weren't at it up front and just generally can't defend as a unit.

Says our only hope is to score a couple against Athletico as they will certainly score.

 
Re: Mavrospanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
29/04/2018 21:13
I think once Mikky went off our limitations began to show more



- 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: Mavrospanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
30/04/2018 00:32
Most enjoyable watching the future of Arsenal FC playing.



'In the end the most satisfying solution is the one where you have cleared everything away and there is no solution at all any more, at the same time, the problem has been solved. That's the nicest way of doing it.'
Brilliant Orange [2010]

 
Re: Mavrospanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
MattySadler (IP Logged)
30/04/2018 07:16
We did play some good stuff.

I think Mavropanos and Maitland-Niles have given us reason to be optimistic for the future again.

As I said during the game, big issue I saw during the first half was the defence, obviously quite cautious, were way too deep, and we lacked runners into the opposition box (which led to a few times where we were looking to cross and had no one to aim for).

 
Re: Mavropanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
MattySadler (IP Logged)
30/04/2018 17:30
Spoke a few weeks ago about our style of play needing centre backs who are monsters physically so they don't lose foot faces, duels, 50-50s, etc, and said I thought Mavropanos was the only one of our current centre backs who fit that profile.

Early days after one game but looking a decent shout.

Like in the U23 games I've seen, he also looked comfortable as the left-sided centre back.

 
Re: Mavropanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
PKGooner (IP Logged)
01/05/2018 09:06
Thought Aubameyang was awful. I'd give him a 3.

With his touches, passing and general movement.

 
Re: Mavropanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
01/05/2018 09:26
I will be more interested in Auba's conversion rate like Izaghi or Romario.



'In the end the most satisfying solution is the one where you have cleared everything away and there is no solution at all any more, at the same time, the problem has been solved. That's the nicest way of doing it.'
Brilliant Orange [2010]

 
Re: Mavropanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
MattySadler (IP Logged)
01/05/2018 18:02
Quote:
PKGooner
Thought Aubameyang was awful. I'd give him a 3.
With his touches, passing and general movement.

No I totally agree. I was writing in a rush as I was going out for food after the game. Never in a million years was he a 6, he was rubbish.

 
Re: Mavropanos MotM? Ratings v Man U
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
02/05/2018 03:18
He is not much different in most games except that he can score. I had asked when he was signed that ww can't expect miracles cause he goes missing on games until he scores

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