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Re: Arsenal have won just SIX Premier League games.
Posted by: VanTheManPersie
Date: 05/02/2020 04:51
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.
He's a professional footballer manager. I'm a professional banker. I do not work more than 9 hours a day. Even if he Arteta works 12 hours a day, he still has practice sessions to do, meetings to attend, communicate with the back room staff about what he wants, analyze the previous game and instruct each players what he wants from them. Prepare for press conferences,etc. not to mention flying around. The guy lost his voice at the end of his second game shouting from the touchline.
He would have just told both auba and laca to look for the open man next time. We were playing every 3 days with the squad confidence rock bottom. Where 's the time to watch every single arsenal match played in the past 15 months?
He needs time to observe the same patterns. We forget all of us have been watching every minute of arsenal games, but arteta would have been focused only on city.

And even if he does know, he might just believe that this same team is probably his best chsnge to finish higher. Our bench is way worse.

Ppl have started clamouring for ozil to be kicked out of the team again forgetting that Emery did try that and we were way worse. Guendouzi, Ceballos, xhaka, Willock, smith-rowe are so much worse in the final third, it's not even funny. Almost everyone here agreed we need ozil back, even if he isn't as good as he used to be.

Until we get a player better than ozil, we have no option but to at least use him. And no is not like playing with 10 men. He was hooked off at 55 min vs Chelsea, but in that time he had a 100% pass completion rate.. Say what you want, that helped us keep the ball secret luiz sending off.

We need a big clear out in the summer and Arteta needs to be given the same backing as emery. He picked up a @#$%& show mid season. Can't compare us with everton, spurs, United. Believe it or not they have better players individually (everton debatable) , and certainly more athletically conducive to running a lot.

If get can get the rest of the world to believe that mustafi, xhaka, ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang, elneny, mkhitaryan, Nketiah are worth more than their current value , we could easily get 150mn pounds out of player sales which could help fund players for arteta in the summer.

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