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TopTopQuality 2,636 pts

Wenger is finished

Posted by TopTopQuality 8 months ago · 63 replies

If you watched last night's shithousery against PSG, you know that Arsenal played like shit and a fair score would've been 5-1 to PSG (thanks to Cavani the donkey).

Here is a wonderful write up about why Arsenal are so shit. It's probably the best article I've ever read about Arsene Wenger's football.

https://theringer.com/arsenal-arsene-wenger-premier-league-efcbac78ec3d#.cfl6bds9q

Basically it doesn't matter who plays for Arsenal. Wenger is the problem. He could easily turn Messi and Luis Suarez into donkeys.

Wenger is the man of yesterday. His time is up. An old dog can't learn new tricks.

Here are some important extracts:

"Arsenal play with an improvisational, near-positionless form in possession. The players are allowed to move freely off of the ball, often roaming between spaces in search of the next opening rather than staying in their positions and waiting for space to open...

...It can make for some beautiful football if the players link up effectively...

...It’s extremely difficult to score goals like these without fluid positioning, but no team can reasonably expect to score 80 improvisational goals in a season — and that’s Arsenal’s problem....

...Without a clear and explicit guideline for their positioning, though, Arsenal’s shape often becomes disconnected. The problems appear as soon as they start bringing the ball out of defense. Despite playing with three central midfielders, without any positional directive, only one of them typically drops back to receive a pass from the center backs...

...This creates two problems: (1) the defenders don’t have as many options to advance the ball to, and (2) if the central midfielder does get the ball, he’s then disconnected from the other two midfielders, which then makes it harder for him to advance the ball.

... it’s fairly easy for any smart pressing team to cover the gaps between the Arsenal midfield... With the dropping midfielder alone in deep positions, Arsenal’s opponents can block his few passing lanes easily while also covering the two Arsenal midfielders higher up...

...Arsenal are able to create overloads due to their fluid movement, but they’re all too often arranged in a straight line, rather than a triangle, which negates all the advantages that come from overloading. As a result of these straight lines, the number of passing options is limited and, in some cases, the attackers simply get in the way of their teammates...

...Even with such a critical deficiency in their football, Arsenal can often rely on their individual talents to get by... Although Arsenal can still challenge in most games through their talent, it certainly seems like the lack of structured strategy limits the team’s potential...

.... In the open and fast-paced Premier League, the rarity of defensive compactness has suited Arsenal’s attackers, who can find space more easily and create the kinds of high-quality chances that expected goals loves. But part of the reason they haven’t advanced beyond the Round of 16 in the Champions League since 2010 is that continental teams don’t allow the same kind of space at the back...

...After a decade without clear evolution, will Wenger ever change? ... The likes of Xhaka and Pérez will undoubtedly improve their play, but Wenger’s free-form attacking structure will not get the most out of them. It hasn’t got the most out of anyone in a long time...

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 2,361 pts
Posted 26 days ago by THE POLICE

OMG you're so desperate. Mn City were robbed, a disallowed goal, a penalty not given. They also were unlucky to lose Silva early and hit the bar a couple of times.Arsenal played like shit to be honest.And crediting the win to Wenger is laughable, it was a fluke and Wenger should GTFO.

Blah blah blah asusual.. we ultimately won the game.. If the same excuses were given by Wenger, you would have jumped on him...

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Omglol 2,942 pts
Posted 24 days ago by Omglol

Thierry Henry: Arsene used to say he wanted to play against teams that played against him, not teams that play all at the back, anti-football. What I saw here was, especially in the first half, Petr Cech bypassing the midfield and going long to Olivier Giroud all the time. "You cannot play in a back three and just expect it to work well in three or four games. It takes time. From what I’ve seen I wasn’t reassured because of the way they played."

So if the manager sticks to his tactic they call him clueless, if he changes tactic, again, clueless. When we try to play good football, they say pretty football don't earn you titles, if we play for points, we play antifootball. Henry is awful, one of worst backstabber I have seen.

Crystal Palace destroyed us 3:0, are they now better team than us, just because we suffer awful season?

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THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 2,361 pts
Posted 24 days ago by THE POLICE

So if the manager sticks to his tactic they call him clueless, if he changes tactic, again, clueless. When we try to play good football, they say pretty football don't earn you titles, if we play for points, we play antifootball. Crystal Palace destroyed us 3:0, are they now better team than us, just because we suffer awful season?

Spot on mate..

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