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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts

2017-18 PL MATCHDAY THREAD

Posted by THE POLICE 11 months ago · 92 replies

Hello and welcome back to our coverage of the Premier League! After a couple of months away, with nothing but tedious pre-season friendlies and incessant transfer rumours to keep us occupied, Premier League football is finally back.

Arsenal begin the new season and looks to challenge for the Premier League title, asusual as any seasons before.

Let's have premier league matchday discussions here..

92 Comments

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 5,107 pts
Posted 5 months ago by Gunner

By the way, Ix Techau, how is that Prediction thing coming along? Will you be able to release it before next season?

Giroud
Is it though
THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 9 months ago by THE POLICE

LIKE THE FAMOUS MSN AND BBC, ARSENAL FANS HAVE AOL TO CHEER!!!

AOL

Finally we saw the debut of AOL on Sunday, should make the most of every game the trio play in this season as it may not last for much longer. Whether Ozil and Alexis stay or not, Wenger claims that the club would consider selling both players in January if there is still no agreement on an extension by then.

Per
Do one
THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 9 months ago by THE POLICE

ARSENAL 2 - 1 SWANSEA CITY

S. Kolašinac (51) S. Clucas (22)
A. Ramsey (58)

Aaron Ramsey hit his 50th goal for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger's side came from behind once again to see off Premier League strugglers Swansea City 2-1.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 9 months ago by THE POLICE

Key Opta Facts:
- This was Arsene Wenger's 400th home win with the Gunners in all competitions (213 Emirates, 185 Highbury, 2 Wembley).
- Sead Kolasinac has had a hand in more goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season than any other player (3 goals, 3 assists).
- The Gunners have come from behind to win 3 Premier League games this season, more than they did in the whole of 2016-17 (2).
- Swansea have mustered fewer shots (76) and shots on target (20) than any other Premier League side this season.
- Aaron Ramsey has scored his 50th goal in all competitions for Arsenal, the 11th player to do so under Arsene Wenger.
- Arsenal have won their last 13 games at the Emirates in all competitions, their longest ever winning run at the stadium.

Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 5,107 pts
Posted 9 months ago by Gunner

Amazing what we can actually do. Perhaps some replacements for Sanchez and Ozil would help us.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 8 months ago by THE POLICE

MANCHESTER CITY VS ARSENAL

The stats make for daunting reading ahead of our trip to the Etihad to take on Manchester City this Sunday.

The hosts have played 10 Premier League games, won nine, scored 35 goals and conceded just six. On top of that, they have scored 20 goals in their last four home matches, a record that is more than 18 of the 19 clubs in the division have managed in total so far this term.

Many have already anointed Pep Guardiola’s side as champions-elect, even at this early stage, but Arsene Wenger remains confident his side can spring a surprise on the Citizens this weekend. His side must be “prepared to take a risk” he says, and the prospect of two attacking sides going toe-to-toe remains an enticing one.

Omglol 3,313 pts
Posted 8 months ago by Omglol

Cant understand why they needed help. MC was a better team, but if they are they need to capitalise. We had good patches and we were defending against one of the best in form teams in Europe, and yet they were gifted 2 goals and 10 yellows.

I'm sick of this shit, every faking time it's so easy to spit on Arsenal without consequences from commentators, fans, old Arsenal players, refs, your grandmother. We have right to be the weaker team, and play shit and have problems and lose, but this is bullshit and it reaching next level.

Per
Do one
THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 8 months ago by THE POLICE

I don't want to make it as an excuse for the loss, but its surely robbed the momentum we got after Laca's goal in the second half.. the penalty call was a 50-50 so can't claim much, but the third goal was surely an offside unless the linesman was sleeping... It could have been a great game if refereeing was atleast at normal standards.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 8 months ago by THE POLICE

MANCHESTER CITY 3 - 1 ARSENAL

K. De Bruyne (19) A. Lacazette (65)
S. Agüero (50 pen)
Gabriel Jesus (74)

Key Opta Facts:

  • Manchester City's 31 points and a +31 goal difference is the best-ever start to a Premier League season after 11 games.
  • Arsenal have registered just one win away to the 'Big Six' in the Premier League since the start of 2014/15, drawing seven and losing 10.
  • Manchester City's haul of 52 goals is a record for a PL club after 17 games in all competitions (since 1992-93).
  • Since the start of last season, Arsenal have conceded 12 goals from the penalty spot, more than any other Premier League side.
  • Sergio Aguero has had a hand in 10 goals in his last five Premier League games (7 goals, 3 assists).
  • Petr Cech has saved none of the 13 penalties he has faced with Arsenal in all competitions.
  • Gabriel Jesus' rate of a goal every 89.6 minutes in the Premier League is the best record of any player to score 10+ goals in the competition.
Omglol 3,313 pts
Posted 8 months ago by Omglol

It wasn't just the penalty. They stopped in first half 3-4 counters with hard tackles and none get yellow. First such foul from us an instant yellow (rightfully). Monreal foul anywhere else on the field would not be foul, I was thinking its other way around, not giving every touch as a penalty.

Little niggle
Little bit niggle
Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 5,107 pts
Posted 8 months ago by Gunner

Also, I don't think it was Ozil's type of game. We were more on the defensive side and I think Wilshere would of started ahead of him

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 8 months ago by THE POLICE

even Alexis is yet to recover from the summer transfer shock... if he plays to his level, we could surely see different results.. Let him leave anywhere by next summer.........

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 8 months ago by THE POLICE

Key Opta stats:

  • Arsenal ended a run of six Premier League games without a win against Spurs (D4 L2), picking up their first victory since March 2014.
  • The Gunners have won 11 home Premier League games in a row, their best run since winning 13 consecutively at Highbury between February and November 2005.
  • Mauricio Pochettino has lost four of his last six London derbies as Spurs boss in all competitions (W2), as many as he’d lost in his previous 18.
  • Spurs have lost three of their opening 12 Premier League games, only one fewer than they lost in the entirety of last season.
  • Since his Premier League debut in September 2013, Mesut Ozil has provided 45 assists, more than any other player in the competition and 21 more than any other Arsenal player in that time.
  • Hugo Lloris has never kept an away Premier League clean sheet against the ‘big six’, conceding 56 goals in 24 games at an average of 2.3 per game.
  • Alexis Sanchez ended a run of 11 Premier League matches without scoring against the ‘big six’ – his previous goal came against Chelsea in September 2016.
  • Arsenal have never finished lower than 4th at the end of every Premier League season in which they’ve beaten Spurs at home.
THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 8 months ago by THE POLICE

BURNLEY 0 - 1 ARSENAL

Key Opta stats:

  • Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 10 top-flight matches against Burnley (W7 D3).
  • Arsenal will end the day inside the top four of the Premier League outside the month of August for the first time since March this year.
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances against Burnley – he's only scored more against Sunderland (6) and Hull (7).
THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,331 pts
Posted 8 months ago by THE POLICE

ARSENAL 5 - 0 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

Key Opta stats:
- Arsenal have now won their last 12 home league games in a row, their best run since between February and November 2005 at Highbury (13).
- Huddersfield have failed to score in seven consecutive away games in all competitions – their longest ever such run.
- Alexandre Lacazette scored his fifth home Premier League goal of the season – no other player has more on their own turf (level with Rooney, Sane, Salah, Lukaku and Jesus).
- There have been seven goals scored in the opening three minutes of Premier League games this season, with Lacazette scoring two of those (29%).
- With a goal and two assists, Mesut Ozil was directly involved in three goals in a Premier League game for the first time in his career.
- Mesut Ozil has assisted Olivier Giroud 14 times in the Premier League – only two players have assisted another more often for Arsenal in the competition (Robert Pires to Thierry Henry, 17 and Thierry Henry to Freddie Ljungberg, 15).
- Olivier Giroud has scored 16 goals as a substitute in the Premier League, the fourth highest tally in the competition (Jermain Defoe 23, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Kanu 17).

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