The Arsenal v. Crystal Palace, Sunday October 27

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by mebeSajid, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    England
    @Super Llama will be triggered
     
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  2. Super Llama

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    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
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  3. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    Arsenal’s attacking output goes way down when Xhaka doesn’t play. Until you find a way to replicate that, you find a way to deal with the defensive issues.
     
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  4. footykid

    footykid Member+

    Jan 10, 2005
    Mississauga, Ont
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    France
    Is tha because Xhaka is good, or because we played El Neny when Xhaka was out?
     
  5. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    It’s because Xhaka is elite at getting the ball forward.
     
  6. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Not in this system

    maybe play torreira deeper with xhaka and guen higher up?
     
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  7. Super Llama

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    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
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    I don't know what to trust anymore, elitefouls, forwardpassxgd, or wanye's legendary "heard he's a brown-noser" metric
     
  8. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    We could play Özil.

    Something often overlooked that made him basically unique when he was actually playing is that he put up both elite chance creation numbers and elite ball progression numbers.
     
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  9. footykid

    footykid Member+

    Jan 10, 2005
    Mississauga, Ont
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    I don't know if that's been true since the start of his second season.
     
  10. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    That’s crazy talk.
     
  11. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    What’s new, and who cares? He is too busy liking every post DaPrince writes or creating stupid memes for me to care.
     
  12. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    It must be hard not to trust your own eyes. You’ll figure it out; I believe in you.
     
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  13. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
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    #88 AEAAFC96, Nov 1, 2019
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    One of the great conundrums of modern football I have a problem with is the inability of some managers to realize that you'll never ever find a unicorn in certain positions; that you have to sacrifice something to get something that no other manager has.

    Ozil, ok can't really defend at a decent level, fine. For a team that's crying out for a creative fulcrum to unlock defenses however, I'd take someone like him and figure a way to hide him when teams go on the attack. Granted it's not easy being football and all but, damn some teams would murder you to have someone like Ozil just pinging balls left and right, stretching a back line.

    I mean, f**k me but if Mourinho didn't really have a major problem with Ozil at Real, WTF is Emery's problem with him?!?!?!?!?!?!

    EDIT: Since I don't follow La Liga that heavily I don't recall if Jose had problems with Ozil during their time together at Real or if he had problems with Ozil at first but then figured a way to maximize his skills in attack while covering for him in defense.
     
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  14. KozIsCul

    KozIsCul Member+

    Feb 6, 2005
    ~facepalm~
     
  15. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Yeah, you clearly don’t care.
     
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  16. wanye_stirrear

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    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    You’d be surprised.
     
  17. Super Llama

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    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
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    #92 Super Llama, Nov 1, 2019
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    Yeah I think your intuition is right, if memory serves Mourinho (who had just left Madrid) was kinda mad that Madrid let go of Ozil and shocked they'd let him go to Arsenal.

    Edit: to flesh this out a little, this is an area I give Mourinho a ton of credit: he has strong philosophical and tactical principles but is fleixlbe and willing to integrate players that diverge from exactly what he wants. Pep is not good at integrating divergent players, and Klopp is somewhere in the middle. Meanwhile, we're in the worst of all worlds: we have a manager with no philosophical or tactical principles who won't play a player that doesn't meet those (nonexistent) principles.

    Speaking of kinda mad :ROFLMAO::cry:

    As an aside; it's true, @DaPrince84 and @thebigman have some compromising pictures of me wearing JNCOs and Timbs at an Ashanti concert in 2003 and they've been extorting me into repping all of their very bad posts and not letting me rep any of wanye's very good posts. Pls somebody hack them and set me free
     
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  18. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    When Koz is liking your posts, you have a problem.
     
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  19. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
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    When I'm liking your posts, you have probably seen the JNCO photos
     
  20. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
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  21. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
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    Hang on yung, why you bring my name up?

    I have nothing to do with ya’lls tiff.
     
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  22. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
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    Stop creating memes
    You know what you did, you son of a bitch
     
  23. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    I was not bringing you into it purposely. I was just stating a fact. When he is not obsessing over me, he follows you around like a little brother. Anyone on the board can see that.

    There also is no tiff. I don’t reply to his comments. He replies to mine and makes memes. I guess he is more interested in my thoughts than I am of his.

    @Tonerl : Believe what you want. You obviously know my feelings better than me.
     
  24. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
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    Wasn't Ozil generally subbed out around the 60th(give or take 5 minutes) with Madrid? Have him do his thing and get a lead, bring on a player that can defend for the final 1/3rd of the game.
     
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  25. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
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    Arsenal FC
    Generally, responding to banter huffily and then incessantly posting about how not mad you are and how little you care is not the most convincing way to prove that you are not mad and that you don't care.

    I'm sorry for repping @DaPrince84 's posts though, blackmail and all that

    Tbf he was used that way a lot to begin with under Wenger as well and it's pretty effective, unless you don't have a lead.
     

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