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We Sure Arteta Learned From Pep?

I know he went to Man City and we saw him with Pep. But right now we're looking more like he learned from Jose. We're bus parkers and it's boring sh !t to watch. Hard enough to put up with when it's good performance and we win games. But when it's a losing sh !t show like that, it's infuriating.

Without Emi 3 at the back isn't going to work. The system is actually making Leno look a poor keeper. He CAN'T do it. Doesn't help with Bellerin AND Saka in the WB positions. It's one or other with AMN or you get what we had today. Both opposition wingers making our WBs look silly because they can't actually defend very well.

Terrible performance but I'm not going to blame players for this one. Today was a management car crash from starting lineup through strategy to substitutions, Arteta fecked up a like goodun. That said though, can't help thinking that's both this game and the pool one that could have had differnt results had we had a certain Mr Partey available from the day the season kicked off. So I'll blame the tight owner moreso, for making Arteta job unnecessarily difficult. Yes, any excuse to blame ke but I like Arteta and it's not his fault the owner didn't wanna pay.

posted 3 days, 23 hours ago

Pep with the ball, Moyes without it

Arteta's influences are clear

posted 3 days, 22 hours ago

Pep is a great manager going forward but needs an assistant who is better on the dfensive side. Arteta is defensive so was a good foil for Pep. Its not that he learned from Pp, its that he complimented him. You can see Man C dont defend as well since he left.

People expected a mini Pep in Arteta but it rarely works like that.

posted 3 days, 22 hours ago

comment by Christopher (U20930)
posted 29 minutes ago
Pep with the ball, Moyes without it

Arteta's influences are clear
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There was/is no Pep. City move the ball forward and fast. That's Pep in using this system. Not amble it up the pitch slowly, passing back on yaselves several times. We've got more quality upfront than Moyes ever had. Which is why this is Joseball. We're parking the bus against everyone. Just not as obvious against weaker teams because they park it too, playing us. Smaller teams just give us back the ball and won't allow us to sit back all game. They wanna get stuck into us instead. So it looks as though we're playing more attacking football against the but were not. Same big red, boring football bus.

posted 3 days, 21 hours ago

Stop being an idiot, we've seen how easy it is to get dismantled by City first hand in the past. We can't match them man for man or in terms of system yet as they're so much further along with their project. We gave them a good game and with a bit of luck could have had a point, which is a good result for anyone.

posted 3 days, 21 hours ago

comment by TBaggerin (U11806)
posted 15 minutes ago
Stop being an idiot, we've seen how easy it is to get dismantled by City first hand in the past. We can't match them man for man or in terms of system yet as they're so much further along with their project. We gave them a good game and with a bit of luck could have had a point, which is a good result for anyone.
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KDB on and we WOULD have been dismantled. The performance today was half decent 20 mins and utter sh !t the rest and a more in form City would have made mince meat today. Them playing weakly by their standards was the only reason we never got totally embarrassed today. So no, it wasn't a good result for us at all, just a poor result for City because they're out of form. Pep'll be well happy because his team has pulled out the win whilst playing poorly.

posted 3 days, 21 hours ago

Not a good result, but one of our chances go into and Bellerin and Leno don't mess up for their goal and we'd be talking about a tactical masterclass.

We're playing away against one of the best, most expensive teams in world football who are about 4 or 5 years into a project. Meanwhile we're a cheap club who have been mismanaged for coming up on a decade, a year into hopefully turning it around.

I don't know what you honestly expect.

posted 3 days, 21 hours ago

Go in*

posted 3 days, 21 hours ago

comment by TBaggerin (U11806)
posted 8 minutes ago
Not a good result, but one of our chances go into and Bellerin and Leno don't mess up for their goal and we'd be talking about a tactical masterclass.

We're playing away against one of the best, most expensive teams in world football who are about 4 or 5 years into a project. Meanwhile we're a cheap club who have been mismanaged for coming up on a decade, a year into hopefully turning it around.

I don't know what you honestly expect.
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YOU mighta said tactical masterclass. I'd still be saying BOREFEST! Having complained about teams parking the bus against us as much as we Arsenal fans have over the years. I have a problem with us adopting a bus parking strategy. Bus parking is for promoted and bottom of the league clubs.

I hate that sh !t on principle, it's gutless. You can play a defensively minded game, without flat out sitting back off the opposition all game. Play to win or don't bother is my motto. And bus parking, ain't playing to win. I'd ban it from footy entirely if I could.

posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

In the long run I wanna see us go more toe to toe in these kinda games, but we have to have the players, the system and the game management to pull it off.

Right now, we're not there. If we're still doing the same after another 2 transfer windows I'd be be miffed. As it is we've got a horrible record of getting bent over by top 6 teams, I'm happy to see us tighten things up, get some better results and build on that as we get more confidence and a better mentality in these games.

posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

comment by TBaggerin (U11806)
posted 19 minutes ago
In the long run I wanna see us go more toe to toe in these kinda games, but we have to have the players, the system and the game management to pull it off.

Right now, we're not there. If we're still doing the same after another 2 transfer windows I'd be be miffed. As it is we've got a horrible record of getting bent over by top 6 teams, I'm happy to see us tighten things up, get some better results and build on that as we get more confidence and a better mentality in these games.
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What's bugging me is that today isn't a one off. I wouldn't mind so much if we'd done this for pool and today. But played kickass attacking footy for the other games against weaker teams. But we aren't, we're just doing the same against crappy teams we should be playing off the park. Yeah the club is on a rebuild but we're not such a weak team, we need to be approaching playing Sheffield Utd and West Ham, the same defensive way we approach playing Liverpool and City. Arteta's better than that and so are the players.

As I said on another thread, I hope the only reason we saw 343 today is he hasn't had Partey in training long enough to be happy with switching to 4 at the back yet. Because 343 definitely has to go.

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