7 games, 22 days - Arsenal v. Crystal Palace - Sun. 4/21 @ 11am ET

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  1. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Hurt now, anyway, right?
     
  2. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
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    United States
    He was allegedly nursing a groin injury. I understand the gamble. It just backfired.
     
  3. Shen-O

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    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mustafi plays like he's 5'4, 135 lbs. Lets players easily past him without the slightest of trouble. Always has his arm up in the air asking for offsides. He is allergic to any type of battle, any type of contact.

    Dude just defend!!
     
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  4. footykid

    footykid Member+

    Jan 10, 2005
    Mississauga, Ont
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Its sad that we haven't been able to play our 3 best cbs together. Papa, Koz and Holding are so reliable in the game.

    I get UE gambling on Mustafi being a "vet" but I would have left the kid on and let Koz run the back four.

    Iwobi doing Iwobi things, I don't think he can be the primary creative force but he is definitely grown into a mature member of the team. Wish he had a little more confidence in his finishing though.
     
  5. Aaron d

    Aaron d Member+

    May 15, 2005
    Wooster
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    United States
    Is Xhaka injured? Why didn’t he dress if LT was nursing something or even start. He didn’t play as much as LT in TH.
     
  6. NorthBank

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    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes. He played our previous match @NAPOLI, but came off after 60'. Now he's listed with a hip injury in Arsenal Team News.
     
  7. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
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    United States
    Me too but in addition to the "vet" factor, I think Mavropanos sitting on a yellow probably factored in as well.

    With Ramsey leaving, do you think Iwobi could be transformed in to more of an 8? I've heard various Arsenal Twitterati speculate about it.
     
  8. The Jitty Slitter

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    Rangers
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I see Arseblog now wrote about that as well and Xhaka injured :)

    But I agree with their analysis that in which case a midfielder like Mhki or Iwobi was needed
     
  9. The Jitty Slitter

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    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
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    FC Sankt Pauli
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    Germany
    I don't mind Ramsey leaving.

    Him being injured again just when we need him is typical, and he hasn't solved Arsenal's away issues
     
  10. yossarian

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    And Blogs also noted that he guessed Emery was gambling that he could get away with the hair-boy-midfield at home. But yeah, the gamble failed. He remedied it at halftime, the remedy immediately worked, and then Mustafi decided it was a great time to audition for some sort of improv comedy troupe.
     
  11. The Jitty Slitter

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    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
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    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I agree the half time fix worked - but then Mustafi did his genius
     
  12. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    His statsbomb radars scream that he is a #8.

    But we gonna have to be honest, Emery isn't an adventurous manager. He is risk-averse unless his back is against the wall. We wont see AMN nor Iwobi as a CM unless there is a serious crisis.
     
  13. mebeSajid

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    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Iwobi's best position is probably on the left in a 4-2-3-1, or on the left in a 3-4-2-1.

    Mustafi's best position is ammunition for the cannon.
     
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  14. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
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    Emery is absolutely risk-averse, and I agree there's little chance we'll see Iwobi as an 8 this season. But I'm curious as to whether it's something they toy with over the off-season. I like him a lot and I think he has improved this season, but all the "Sterling-only-recently-became-a-good-finisher" examples aside, I'm not convinced he's ever going to develop the end-product that his current position really requires.
     
  15. The Jitty Slitter

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    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
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    FC Sankt Pauli
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    Germany
    Emery needs to be more risk averse about his failed Spandau ballet haircut
     
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  16. DaPrince84

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    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
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  17. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
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    So true.
     
  18. casoccerdad47

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    Mar 31, 2006
    Arsenal may have to pay a reverse transfer fee to get rid of him.
     
  19. DaPrince84

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    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
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    Arsenal FC
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    --other--
    I cannot see him doing it.

    Emery doesn't gamble except with more defenders on the pitch.
     
  20. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
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    United States
    Can't believe @The Jitty Slitter dropped the ball with regard to this reference.

    :thumbsdown:

    :p
     
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  21. The Jitty Slitter

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    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
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    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I blame my fever
     
  22. Shen-O

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    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
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    United States
    Not if you want that cannon to hit its target
     
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  23. NorthBank

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    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    YES! I was thinking the same.
     
  24. NorthBank

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    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    #99 NorthBank, Apr 22, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
    Unless someone else is about to create the new match thread, I will do it shortly. PM me if you're already doing it and I'll skip it.

    Edit: I just wrote it. I'll post it after I eat dinner.
     
  25. casoccerdad47

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