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What is our philosophy under Emery?

Rvp made a valid point last week in the game again Burnley when he said he doesn't really understand the philosophy under Emery. I would have to totally agree with him.

Everything with Emery is so erratic. We started last season playing a high press but eventually that was abandoned. Then you have the constant tinkering with formation and players. Back 3, back 4 and then a suicidal diamond formation yesterday against Liverpool.

The only thing which is consistent is the playing out from the back which has now become so predictable and laughable at times.

The approach yesterday was suicidal. Allowing their full backs the freedom of the land was never going to be sustainable. It seemed Emery was more concerned with damage control and this was even more evident when we went behind. He continued with the pathetic diamond with ceballos on the flanks.

As soon as Torreira came on for Ceballos I knew he had accepted defeat. Why didn't Laca come on? Why did we wait until 80 mins to bring on some attacking players and change formation

Also, why is Laca not starting the big games? Auba has 1 goal from open play in 14 league games against the big six. Its a no brainer.

With Emery into his second season I still have no idea what style he is trying to impliment. He has made us defensively more vulnerable and suffocated our attacking game. Let's be honest, the brand of football to date under Emery has been a struggle to watch.

If there are no improvement by the end of the season and top 4 is not achieved, he will have to be shown the door

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

According to reports we have the option to dismiss him at the end of this season without taking a major financial hit

I'm more than ready to give him every chance to succeed but if after two years there is no clear plan and the team selections are still completely awful then he needs to go

We were always going to lose against Pool, they're simply better than us and by some distance, plus they were at home. All that said the set up was hilariously amateurish and that is the part that's not acceptable.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Substitutions drove me insane yesterday. Why wait when it was so obvious that something needed to change? It genuinely felt like Wenger all over again.

I'd have brought on Kolasinac and switched to wing backs at half time. It was so obvious that Monreal was done at LB, Salah made him look like a pensioner time and time again. Playing as the 3rd CB hes able to anticipate the game a little better and can mask his declining pace/strength/stamina. I'm not a fan of 3-4-3 but personally think it's the perfect formation vs Liverpool.

Prepared to give Emery this season to implement some kind of "identity" as Bellerin/Tierney are so important to us.

That said, we've been playing with a makeshift RB/RWB for the bulk of the past 2 or 3 seasons now. Can't think of any other club who would let the same issue effect us season after season. I feel pathetic arguing with friends about AMN being decent but not playing his position... its the only position opposition fans know him to play we've had him there that long.

Still got to put yesterday into perspective. Pool are miles ahead of us and our objective is to improve enough to break into the top 4. Away games vs mid table & below will be the true marker of that. I'm still positive we can do it

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

I'm a big fan of Emerys Sevilla side as it resembles one of my alltime favorite teams (2000s Valencia under Cuper/Benitez), but at Arsenal he seems to be a bit confused on how to play his high line, pressing, quick counter game. I can still see he wants to play this particular style, but the defense due to lack of quality or gelling is not nearly disciplined enough yet to do it without leaking too much goals. Another problem is that the current midfield is not good enough to break down teams parking the bus when there are less opportunities to counter. His sevilla side had 2-3 hardworking but creative midfielders, at arsenal maybe only torreira?

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

The only time we have looked potent going forward under Emery is when we play a back 3 and kolasinac as the wing back.

He has killed off our central game as there is virtually no creativity through the middle

Before every big away game I am always worried that Emery will overcomplicate things with the team and formation. Surely he must, by now, have an Ideas as to how he wants us to play

comment by Bats (U18355)

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by RonAlvinho - Victoria Concordia Pathetic (U6117)
posted 4 hours, 24 minutes ago
Substitutions drove me insane yesterday. Why wait when it was so obvious that something needed to change? It genuinely felt like Wenger all over again.

I'd have brought on Kolasinac and switched to wing backs at half time. It was so obvious that Monreal was done at LB, Salah made him look like a pensioner time and time again. Playing as the 3rd CB hes able to anticipate the game a little better and can mask his declining pace/strength/stamina. I'm not a fan of 3-4-3 but personally think it's the perfect formation vs Liverpool.

Prepared to give Emery this season to implement some kind of "identity" as Bellerin/Tierney are so important to us.

That said, we've been playing with a makeshift RB/RWB for the bulk of the past 2 or 3 seasons now. Can't think of any other club who would let the same issue effect us season after season. I feel pathetic arguing with friends about AMN being decent but not playing his position... its the only position opposition fans know him to play we've had him there that long.

Still got to put yesterday into perspective. Pool are miles ahead of us and our objective is to improve enough to break into the top 4. Away games vs mid table & below will be the true marker of that. I'm still positive we can do it
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Agree with all of this

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by RonAlvinho - Victoria Concordia Pathetic (U6117)
posted 4 hours, 26 minutes ago
Substitutions drove me insane yesterday. Why wait when it was so obvious that something needed to change? It genuinely felt like Wenger all over again.

I'd have brought on Kolasinac and switched to wing backs at half time. It was so obvious that Monreal was done at LB, Salah made him look like a pensioner time and time again. Playing as the 3rd CB hes able to anticipate the game a little better and can mask his declining pace/strength/stamina. I'm not a fan of 3-4-3 but personally think it's the perfect formation vs Liverpool.

Prepared to give Emery this season to implement some kind of "identity" as Bellerin/Tierney are so important to us.

That said, we've been playing with a makeshift RB/RWB for the bulk of the past 2 or 3 seasons now. Can't think of any other club who would let the same issue effect us season after season. I feel pathetic arguing with friends about AMN being decent but not playing his position... its the only position opposition fans know him to play we've had him there that long.

Still got to put yesterday into perspective. Pool are miles ahead of us and our objective is to improve enough to break into the top 4. Away games vs mid table & below will be the true marker of that. I'm still positive we can do it
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Disagree.

We let them play with their FB's moving forward time and time again. Neither of Willock or Gwendouzi picked them up and kept the pressure that came from their flanks away from our FB's.

You can't prevent Salah doing his things the whole game. He is that good.

Playing from the back and let them have the midfield and press, press, press wasnt the best tactic allthough it worked almost until HT for us.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

“If there are no improvement by the end of the season and top 4 is not achieved, he will have to be shown the door“

I’m worried than you’re claiming not to have seen any progression, whether that be squad or playing style. Do you honestly think the job emery has was going to be achieved in 1 season? 90% of the 10 users on this board are so unbalanced no wonder it’s a ghost town.

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