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Re: Arsenal have won just SIX Premier League games.
Posted by: goonerred
Date: 04/02/2020 17:02
Laca is completely shot in terms of confidence. And our front three players be it a combination of auba /pepe/Nelson /Martinelli and Laca included have extremely sub standard passing. On top of that they auba and laca only pass to each other with their final balls.
So the creativity is taking completely in ozil and Torreira s hands which doesn't work well. One e.g. It's when ozil found space on the left and passed to Aubameyang and sprinted to the center leaving both his markers with almost 10 - 15 yards of space in front of him. Auba chose to carry the ball himself instead of playing him in the center and then decide to play ozil when ozil made another diagonal run away from goal. This time the defense was close and smothered ozil s cross.

If Aubameyang plays the simple pass on the center earlier, it opens both sides of the pitch up and increases our chances to score.

Granted our midfield isn't great, but the fowards are some of the worst passers in the league.
Arteta should be docking them some of their wages or something if that's happening, it's not exactly teamwork is it?
It isn't obvious.. I have been following every single game we play for decades, watching most matches twice. As would most of the posters here.
Everyone here knew which players need to be moved on but emery gave xhaka a new contract cause he seems extremely professional and focused. It takes time to be with the team to realize. What both of them do can easily be termed as a lack of vision. That both of them just couldn't see the better option. You will have to observe the pattern over a period of 6/7 months judge what is happening and then think of the us something for nefarious at play.
But i, like most of us here have seen Lacazette pre Aubameyang and post. Arteta hasn't.
He needs many of his senior players by his side cause they can easily down tools and get him fired like they did with both wenger and emery.

Its no secret that Alexis for e..g will never pass to ramsey if the latter was in a goal scoring position. Seen it many times in the final 18 months of alexis. Alexis though would pass to everyone else.

The current pbm is a bigger one cause it makes sure that nobody else can actually score any goals if laca/auba are the ones playing the final ball.

Also most of these passes that they try for each other are so difficult to come off, they you would rarely even notice them on highlights to realize that "hey, what if he he squared that ball to guendouzi at the edge of the box or what if he played it to pepe so it's unmarked on the back post vs his best mate who had a very difficult finish on the near post while running."
Arteta should be watching our matches over and over again, he will notice it, and should then look further back at matches the whole thing not just highlights, he's the manager. If you watch our matches twice, he should be wathing ghtem 10 times over.

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