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Omglol 3,173 pts

Matchday Thread - Arsenal vs Southampton - 02 February 2016

Posted by Omglol over 1 year ago · 19 replies

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Sub: Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott

Per out (Wenger angry or he use this as chance),Walcott out of first XI(Rightfully he was awful was few games) Flamini still in first team, guess COQ is not 90 min fit.

19 Comments

poodris 2,605 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by poodris

They need to get ramsey out of cm, and get flam as far away from the pitch as possible.

It's really too bad they were too complacent to get some real depth over the summer. Instead, shitstains like flamini, arteta, and ox have destroyed their chances in this wide open season.

I hope they can get back on track, but doubt they have the rigidity in the back, and no distribution from the midfield, so any team which puts 2 makers on ozil can expect a 0-0 or 1-1 draw.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,229 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by Ix Techau

14 games to go. Spurs will bottle it so they're out. Leicester will eventually bottle it. It will be between Man City and Arsenal and right now there's only two points separating us. Hopefully the Guardiola news will backfire and cause a bit of stir in their dressing room.

As soon as we get the squad firing we'll go on a title-winning run. Just watch.

Mate Kiddleton 1,452 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by Mate Kiddleton

He needs to do this more than once every ten years tbh. Today he made 2/3 passes and fluffed our best chance. It's like playing with 10 men

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,229 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by Ix Techau

Another way of looking at things is that if Claudio Ranieri can come in and be top of the Premier League after 24 rounds with a mid-table team, how come Arsene Wenger can't do the same with a supposed top team he has assembled for years that has infinitely more resources than Leicester?

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,229 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by Ix Techau

It's a legitimate question but why do these anomalies only happen to us? Goal keepers playing like Gods, defenders clearing from the line etc. all in one game.

I do think opposition teams sharpen up a bit extra when playing against Arsenal, for many reasons:

  1. We have a reputation of playing dominating football
  2. It's easy to disrupt our flow
  3. It's easy to counter our style of football

But again...Wenger keeps talking about how squad harmony is important, how you shouldn't bring too many players in at the same time, how changing managers often is disruptive...and yet here Claudio Ranieri comes in, buys a bunch of players and is top of the league in February. If all those things were a factor, Leicester should be mid-table now.

Wenger has more experience in the league, has better players at his disposal, has vast financial resources, has had the luxury of assembling the exact team he wants, and is in full charge of one of the biggest clubs on the planet. And Claudio Ranieri still outclasses him after just eight months at Leicester.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by VA10

To be fair at the moment Ranieri is outclassing everyone including Pellegrini with even more resources and don't forget he practically sacked Mourinho. But yeah I get your point.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,424 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by Morleys

Leicester are an oil club that we obviously can't compete with.

Honestly if they win the League then Wenger will look like a right tit.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,424 pts
Posted over 1 year ago by Morleys

Leicester won't win the league.

If they finish above us, which is looking increasingly likely, then the point still stands

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