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AWassist 1,486 pts

Matchday Thread - Newcastle v Arsenal - 29 August 2015

Posted by AWassist over 3 years ago · 20 replies

Important match specially that we have just 4 points in three games. Giroud has had a good scoring record against them and hopefully he scores again. It seems that Ozil did not train with the team, should he be sidelined would make line up would be interesting. Arsene would be forced to use either Ox or Theo. I hope Ramsey moves centrally and Ox plays as a winger rather than centrally. My line up would be

Giroud, Alexis, Ramsey, Ox, Santi, Le Coq, Monreal, Gabriel, Calum, Hector and Cech.

20 Comments

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by Morleys

Özil did train. One of him, Ramsey or Cazorla needs to be dropped and it's ridiculous that they're all shoehorned into the side.

AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by AWassist

Özil did train. One of him, Ramsey or Cazorla needs to be dropped and it's ridiculous that they're all shoehorned into the side.

Good to hear that Ozil trained and is fit it give's us breathing space. Else bench would have looked woefully thin, Joel is still short and we are missing 5 first team players.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by Morleys

WINGERSSSSDSS

My only complaint is that why did it have to happen when Özil apparently isn't fit ffs, this is the perfect team for him to play in

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by Ix Techau

WINGERSSSSDSSMy only complaint is that why did it have to happen when Özil apparently isn't fit ffs, this is the perfect team for him to play in

Most likely because Wenger somehow thinks Özil doesn't work well with wingers. I don't think it's a coincidence that the second Özil is out we go with two wingers all of a sudden.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by Morleys

I think it's more of the fact that an injury to Özil means he doesn't have to shoehorn in both Ramsey or Cazorla. If Özil was fit you can guarantee Ramsey would be out wide instead of Ox. Ridiculous management.

Mate Kiddleton 1,512 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by Mate Kiddleton

Ramsey behind the striker is essentially visual AIDs.

You're not half wrong, he's like a headless chicken out there. Meanwhile Ox grabs a goal and runs around tripping over himself

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by Morleys

Ramsey was a lot better in the second half but he's still to naïve to play behind the striker. My line up in the next game would be (providing if everyone's fit):

Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Nacho; Coquelin, Ramsey; Ox, Özil, Alexis; Own Goal

STUART 486 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by STUART

Gabriel & Coquelin looked very good again. Ramsey offers something different to Ozil, but we really missed him today. It reminded me of a few seasons ago when we really had no ability to cut through teams.

Bellerin is growing game by game into a top top quality player. Really exciting to see, reminiscent of Cole.

Ox would be best used as an impact sub I'm starting to feel. I know he scored but he has a bit of the Theo about him, going missing in games.

Still clearly the biggest missing element is a striker. Theo was anonymous as per usual and should not be considered as a first choice forward.

TopTopQuality 2,753 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by TopTopQuality

Our final third was so poor today without Ozil. I hope people realize the importance of him being there.

It was poor because Cazorla, Ramsey and Ox were playing like shit, worse than usual.

Plus Walcott was upfront against a team than parked the bus

AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted over 3 years ago by AWassist

It was poor because Cazorla, Ramsey and Ox were playing like shit, worse than usual.Plus Walcott was upfront against a team than parked the bus

Or may be Ozil make then tick and they look better than they are?

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