A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 October, 2019 05:59

You know that dumbfcuk of a manager, regardless of which team he is playing against, home or away, he is always fearful of conceding a goal and field a defensive side not to win but to avoid defeat.

Gone are the days of the arrogant French Spine who expected to win when stepping on the pitch with opponents wondering how many goals they would concede within the first 20 minutes.

Gone are the days where fans are confident than even we conceded 3 goals, French Spine would score 4 goals to win that game.

Now, we employed a puta who is a latter-day Wenger Lite, playing crab and boring football, unable to forge a compact unit between midfield and defence to counter-attack opponents as 'One nil to Arsenal! Boring, boring Arsenal!".

Bramall Lane?
Same old, same old unless Kolasinac-Sokratis-Luiz-Chambers suddenly developed telepathic understanding, covering for each other and committed no howlers like missing a header and trip players in the box.
To rub salt in the wound, 6 strangers trying to string 3 consecutive passes and just cannot find the target in front of an open goal.

….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. Leno

… Chambers … Sokratis … Luiz … Kolasinac

….. ….. Torreira ….. ….. ...… ….. Xhaka

… Pepe ….. ….. ….. Guendouzi ….. ….. Saka

….. ….. ….. ….. ..... Aubameyang

Lacazette and Tierney are not match fit to start a league game. Both of them are reserved to play a full 90 minutes against Vitoria. Ceballos' form took a dip and will start against Vitoria as well.

Ozil who?



'Unai Emery is tiptoeing around Wenger Legacy hoping to safely make it to the death of his Arsenal career.'

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 20 October, 2019 09:14

Well we did score 3 goals with 10 men so cant all be cowards then



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 October, 2019 10:05

Leno

Chambers
Luiz
Holding
Tierney

Guendouzi
Willock

Pepe
Ozil
Matinelli

Auba

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 October, 2019 10:31

Quote:
Padre Pio
Well we did score 3 goals with 10 men so cant all be cowards then

Was that at home?



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Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
Date: 20 October, 2019 10:40

Name of the game is to get 3 points. That is all that matter for this season. If we have players of the calibre of Henry and Bergkamp in our ranks, sure we can throw in entertaining football into the mix as well.

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 20 October, 2019 12:09

If I want to be entertained I will go to the circus. The name of the game is points. A good performance yes I want that .
We have been leaking too many goals, Tierney should be available, Bellerin soon, then we can play out from the back.
No doubt Merlion will claim that because we beat Villa 3-2 at home with ten men for over half the match it was a piece of cake as it was at home.
If the team can show that spirit home or away they will get more good results.
As we were letting teams have so many shots against us I would expect the manager to take steps to rectify it. A good defensive performance at Sheffield with a 1 goal win will do nicely it I doubt it will be that easy.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 October, 2019 13:43

Sheffield United will aim to continue their city's stranglehold over Arsenal when they host the Gunners at Bramall Lane on Monday evening.

Arsenal fans have to go back into the archives since they last recorded a Premier League victory in the city of Sheffield, when Ian Wright's eighth-minute goal proved enough against Sheffield Wednesday in August 1993.

The Gunners take on Chris Wilder's Blades in search of three points which will keep their top-four aspirations on track and end a barren run of eight league matches without a win in the Steel City.

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That dumbfcuk is obsessed with data analytics and will over-analysed this 26 years trend by setting up a defensive team afraid to lose.

Best expectation is a 0-0 with no services whatsoever for Aubameyang like Bournemouth game.



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Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: litmus (IP Logged)
Date: 21 October, 2019 01:54

Lacazette should start alongside Auba. Laca has better close control in tighter spaces, which is likely to be the case tonight. Right game to play Ozil?

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 21 October, 2019 08:41

Think there will be goals in this one.
Away win.



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Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: younghansolo (IP Logged)
Date: 21 October, 2019 15:06

This is a real test. Cold night in the north at an old fashioned ground that makes some serious noise. Intimidating to the highest degree, especially with their tough tackling style.

I'll take a win by any means.

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 21 October, 2019 20:58

Not a lot of cowering, mainly slow to start, inept defending and poor finishing, left urgency to last 20 minutes.
Arsenal had more shots, more possesion but were out thought and out fought.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Merlion96 (IP Logged)
Date: 21 October, 2019 21:17

It is that dumcfcuk that was cowering in fear, setting up a team to counter-attack the Blades rather than to attack them incessantly and pressed them continuously with quick passes.

In ManU vs Liverpool and Everton vs West Ham, the main point is all of them are quick passing teams even with out a No. 10. I didn't see their players taking 3 or 4 touches, looking around to pass the balls.

Instead, a well-drilled and fit side, took 1 or 2 touches and then move the ball with players in open space to receive the ball.

That dumbfcuk is a dodo and not up to speed to build a quick-passing team with wingers and attacking wingbacks, without a NO. 10.

We are getting nowhere with his kind of dumb football and players will be disillusioned soon and doubt whether Laca or Auba will ever dream of extending their contract anytime soon.

If you all want to know how Klopp and Gordon rebuilt Liverpool, read "Allez, Allez, Allez" by SImon Hughes.

The situation at Arsenal FC with Silent Stan and Emery now exactly mirrors that of Gillet & Hicks' Era with Roy Hodgson now. And how long does Hodgson last, like a fish out of water at Anfield?



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Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
Date: 21 October, 2019 21:26

I agree 100%, terrible manager.

He gave away top4 last season at the death resting players For Europa League and gettignsmashed by 3 mid table teams away. We let him off with that.

Now the board fully backed him and spent big and hes made our attack much worse, boring style of football and defense has not improved. Give him till Xmas then send him packing if we haven't improved.

Re: A defensive team cowering in fear at Bramall Lane?
Posted by: Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
Date: 21 October, 2019 21:59

Probably one of the easiest seasons to finish in top 4.
But we won't with this manager.



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