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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,085 pts

2017-18 PL MATCHDAY THREAD

Posted by THE POLICE 4 months ago · 78 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..

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,085 pts
Posted 16 days ago by THE POLICE

ARSENAL 1 - 3 MANUTD

Arsenal have been made to pay for defensive mistakes but they certainly haven't played in a way that suggests they deserve to lose this match. A mixture of bizarre incidents, spectacular saves from De Gea and a poor refereeing decision have certainly played their part.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,085 pts
Posted 14 days ago by THE POLICE

Key Opta stats:

  • Arsenal suffered their first home league defeat in 15 games, since losing 2-1 to Watford in January.
  • Manchester United have won more Premier League away games at Arsenal than any other side (eight).
  • David de Gea made 14 saves in the game, the joint-most in a Premier League game since 2003-04, when Opta started collecting this data (also 14 for Mannone for Sunderland v Chelsea in April 2014 and Tim Krul for Newcastle v Tottenham in November 2013).
  • Jose Mourinho won away to one of the 'big six' in the Premier League for the first time in 12 attempts (D5 L6).
  • Paul Pogba has scored four goals and assisted six more in his last nine Premier League appearances.
  • Alexandre Lacazette has scored more home goals in the Premier League this season than any other player (six).
  • Aaron Ramsey has had a hand in seven goals in his last seven PL games (two goals, five assists) after contributing just two in his first seven apps of the season (one goal, one assist).
  • Jesse Lingard has scored three goals in his last two Premier League games, as many as in the previous 51 combined.
  • Paul Pogba received his first red card in league competition since May 2013 for Juventus vs Palermo.
THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,085 pts
Posted 8 days ago by THE POLICE

SOUTHAMPTON 1 ARSENAL 1: SUPER-SUB GIROUD RESCUES LAST-GASP POINT

Key Opta Stats:

  • Southampton have only lost one of their last seven home Premier League games against Arsenal (W2 D4).
  • Charlie Austin has scored in all three of his Premier League appearances against Arsenal.
  • Since the start of 2014-15, only five Englishmen have scored more Premier League goals than Charlie Austin (30).
  • No player has scored more substitute goals for a single Premier League team than Olivier Giroud – level with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd (17).
  • Dusan Tadic provided his 26th assist for Southampton in the Premier League – only Matt Le Tissier (64) has more for the club in the competition.
  • Arsenal have conceded 32 Premier League goals away from home in 2017. Only West Ham (35) & Stoke & Watford (33 each) have shipped more.
  • No team has gained more points from losing positions in the Premier League this season than Arsenal (10 - level with Man City).
danielson116 565 pts
Posted 6 days ago by danielson116

It's Dark Age.

Na this isn't a panic game. It's a sign (in my opinion) that we need to sell Alexis in January and build around Lacazette (and Ozil if he decides to stay). Bring in someone like Reus, Lemar, Draxer, or Icardi to have a dynamic playmaker to go alongside Laca, with Ozil in behind

Poom 258 pts
Posted 5 days ago by Poom

It's surely lighter compared to most of the times we've been to Southampton in the past few years. . . Agree that Sanches has to go. That fire in the belly is no longer there on a game-to-game basis.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,085 pts
Posted 19 hours ago by THE POLICE

Key Opta stats:

  • Arsenal have won 13 of their last 14 home Premier League games, losing the other to Manchester United.
  • Newcastle are without a win in nine Premier League games (D1 L8), their longest winless run in league football since May 2015 (10).
  • The Gunners have won each of their last 10 Premier League games against the Magpies, a run stretching back to March 2012.
  • Rafael Benitez has never enjoyed a victory away to Arsenal in the Premier League in seven attempts, drawing two and losing five.
  • Jack Wilshere started consecutive Premier League games for Arsenal for the first time since May 2015.
  • Petr Cech has now kept 199 Premier League clean sheets.
  • Mesut Ozil has been directly involved in six goals in his last five Premier League games at the Emirates (2 goals, 4 assists)
Gunner Gunners fire long distance screamers at people 4,616 pts
Posted 12 hours ago by Gunner

How about we switch to a 4-2-2-2 and have Ozil and Alexis behind Giroud and Lacazatte. It would help Giroud a lot, great for counter-attacks like Leipzig, and creates a good foursome name (GOAL)(Giroud, Ozil, Alexis, Lacazette).

We could replace Alexis with Alex Iwobi to make it work still.

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,085 pts
Posted 4 hours ago by THE POLICE

This lineup will expose our defense, since we don't have strong midfielders to support this system.. This lineup will work if we have someone like Kante or Matic in the middle..

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