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Favourite Wenger XI
Emery is getting rid of all Wenger-ishq players out of the team... Cazorla, Wilshere, Rambo and Ozil next..?
With Rambo... maybe Emery getting this one wrong...???
Good tactical switch by Emery through the game.. Lets do it against Moaninho!!!
Though Emery has made some improvements, we still feel Déjà Vu of Wenger era...
And do not just buy for the sake and ask for more, like ManU
We have to buy the league like ManShitty..
CARDIFF 2 - 3 ARSENAL
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette's burgeoning strike partnership came to the rescue as Arsenal eventually shook off Cardiff City to claim a 3-2 win in the Welsh capital.
Arsenal 3 West Ham 1
Unai Emery claimed his first win in charge of Arsenal as Marko Arnautovic stuck first for West Ham but Nacho Monreal levelled and Arsenal won Issa Diop's own goal and Danny Welbeck's late third.
A narrower spread of talent – instead of a more dramatic difference – is crucial in determining a team’s chances of success. A decent team who all have roughly the same level have a better chance of winning a game than an average team with one superstar. Which category would you place Arsenal in?
“It is better to have a team of all 70% players than it is to have a team where two players are 100%, the majority are 70s and then there is one bumbling 50% and one dreadful 30%”. “Strong links don’t win matches. Weak links lose them.”
That’s not to say the stronger players can’t do more. The likes of Ozil have got to promote a winning culture through their actions on the field and their dedication off it. Granted, there have never been many grumbles out of Arsenal about the latter. And, on it, he has been consistently one of the most productive players in the league.
Since he signed for Arsenal in September 2013, he has given the most Premier League assists (50) and created the most big chances (61). He is second only to David Silva in assists from open play (37 to 35).
He is second in most chances created to Christian Eriksen (480 to 478), although the Spurs man has played 29 more matches in that time. In the chances created from open play category, Ozil (353) is second only to Eden Hazard (410). Those numbers are all according to Opta Data.
In that same time frame, no team has committed more errors that led to shots than Arsenal (145). Arsenal winning and losing football matches depends less on Ozil than it does on the mistakes committed at the back.
The degradation of the Arsenal squad over the past few seasons is not Ozil’s fault. It’s not Emery’s either but it is a problem he has to solve.
NEW MANAGER, BUT SAME STORY!!!
Unai Emery was given a harsh lesson on life in the Premier League as he started his reign as Arsenal manager with a comprehensive 2-0 defeat at the hands of defending champions Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Emery has a lot of work to do...