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    Another poor performance from that lil sideman Gibbs.
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    From what I've seen, you were certainly value for the win.
    My arsenal fan friend was pretty critical of you and maybe it was because you were against one of the worst sides in the league.
    But in all honestly, their keeper had an excellent game and it could've easily been 4-0.

    The difference between you and United is that you play well and get ahead, but then try your hardest to bottle it.
    United play like garbage for most of the game and then something ridiculous happens.
    We have to play a really good game or else we won't get the points, so it can be tough to see a rival team like that fluke so many wins :/

    I expected all the top teams to win and although I'm pissed about United being so lucky, this isn't one of the games where I expected them to drop points.

    P.S: I'm fed up with their fortune so now I'm rooting for you to absolutely demolish them at the weekend. Good luck
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    ^ He's ****ing obsessed. Think he's got some warped version of de Clérambault syndrome.

    You looked good from what I saw on MOTD. Think you'll beat us on Monday, Özil was getting in the pockets and if you just counter whilst sitting deep as you've done recently we'll find it hard to break down. Could even play for the draw tbf.
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    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Him and Giroud were both made scapegoats for last week, the whole team was complete ****. We shouldn't be knocking playing when they're down, don't know if any of you saw the AFTV vid a couple of days ago of fans running to Mert's car to take selfies with him, probably the same guys who talk **** about him after.

    Giroud has bounced back well, 2 vital goals in 2 games.

    He missed an open goal. As much as I like Giroud he was partly to blame.


    Look how pleased he was though <3

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    Daily mail thinks Coquelin's been one of the best defensive players this half season lol

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...d-problem.html


    As for Ospina, I don't think there's much he could have done for the goal conceded, longer shots are clearly his weakness and ironically that's one of Schezny's strengths, but I'd choose stability over ability.
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    (Original post by Depleted)
    ^ He's ****ing obsessed. Think he's got some warped version of de Clérambault syndrome.
    You clearly don't understand.
    Considering how important a top 4 finish is for our club this season, damn right I'm obsessed.

    We don't have another 200m to buy our way out of trouble like you do - if we miss out this year we're in trouble.

    To see the potential future of my club be decided by ridiculous and almost weekly events of Man United fortune is soul destroying.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Daily mail thinks Coquelin's been one of the best defensive players this half season lol
    Probably just remembering the City match quite vividly, I'd imagine.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Probably just remembering the City match quite vividly, I'd imagine.
    Nah they've compared his stats to other players by taking into account interceptions, duels won and tackles etc.

    Coquelin's been very solid for us this season. Not been amazing but a lot of our current stability is credit to him.




    Stats don't always tell the full story though. I wouldn't say he's been THE best defensive player in the league, but I will say he's been excellent for us so far. Also I think this table only accounts for games since his return to Arsenal, but not beforehand.
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    (Original post by angelfox)
    Another win, another poor performance though bar 20 minutes in the second half.

    I've got a funny feeling we may win at Old Toilet next week, don't think we'll give up the cup without a fight...
    Utd games are ground hog day. Wenger will put all midfielders and giroud in the team and we'll control possession while bein too narrow while creating no clear cut chances or giroud will bottle them.

    Game ends and utd win 2-0. Young and Rooney. Wenger needs to set up to counter this utd team is useless when given possession. Start Walcott and welbeck up top and Sanchez and rosicky behind them with Ramsey and coq behind them.


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    (Original post by Numan786)
    Utd games are ground hog day. Wenger will put all midfielders and giroud in the team and we'll control possession while bein too narrow while creating no clear cut chances or giroud will bottle them.

    Game ends and utd win 2-0. Young and Rooney. Wenger needs to set up to counter this utd team is useless when given possession. Start Walcott and welbeck up top and Sanchez and rosicky behind them with Ramsey and coq behind them.


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    Is Ramsey even fit?

    Ozil Giroud Sanchez
    Ramsey Coquelin Cazorla
    Monreal Koscielny Merte Chambers


    Can't think of a better 11 for this game atm. I would take Ramsey off though since his decision making in these types of games is usually very poor and often wasteful. Ox would be a good shout instead to bring energy into the midfield and will probably be a better B2B then Coquelin or Cazorla.


    Welbeck needs to stay miles off the XI. Possibly take off Ozil for Walcott or even Sanchez because Sanchez usually goes missing in these types of games too.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Nah they've compared his stats to other players by taking into account interceptions, duels won and tackles etc.

    Coquelin's been very solid for us this season. Not been amazing but a lot of our current stability is credit to him.




    Stats don't always tell the full story though. I wouldn't say he's been THE best defensive player in the league, but I will say he's been excellent for us so far. Also I think this table only accounts for games since his return to Arsenal, but not beforehand.
    Surprised Fernandez is so high in interceptions.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    He missed an open goal. As much as I like Giroud he was partly to blame.


    Look how pleased he was though <3

    Getting happy because he scored another goal against a nobody but rarely scores when it really counts? Guy has no goals vs Chelsea which really says it all.

    (Original post by AR_95)
    Nah they've compared his stats to other players by taking into account interceptions, duels won and tackles etc.

    Coquelin's been very solid for us this season. Not been amazing but a lot of our current stability is credit to him.




    Stats don't always tell the full story though. I wouldn't say he's been THE best defensive player in the league, but I will say he's been excellent for us so far. Also I think this table only accounts for games since his return to Arsenal, but not beforehand.
    All he does is run around and tackle, his distribution is quite average and he doesn't really sense danger as well as other defensive players. He's an upgrade on Flamini really.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Getting happy because he scored another goal against a nobody but rarely scores when it really counts? Guy has no goals vs Chelsea which really says it all.
    Lionel Messi also has no goals vs Chelsea, and believe it or not, in more appearances than Giroud
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Getting happy because he scored another goal against a nobody but rarely scores when it really counts? Guy has no goals vs Chelsea which really says it all.


    All he does is run around and tackle, his distribution is quite average and he doesn't really sense danger as well as other defensive players. He's an upgrade on Flamini really.

    'Guy has scored vs Liverpool, UTD and City? Think it was more so that after (wrongly) being slated by fans he was pleased to regain some form.

    Like I said, the stats don't tell the full story. Even if all he does is run around and tackle, it's something we've missed in the side as our ball retention has been poor. Whilst not being the best defensive player as the article suggests, I stick to my point, he's been great for us so far.
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    I like coq - hope he has a good future with us.

    To be fair to him, ever since ramsey + wilshire have been injured, he has had an impossible job.

    Being pared with cazorla in the middle is just asking for trouble, and sure enough, coq often has to do the job of two players as cazorla finds himself way up the pitch..

    He can be a really solid defensive option for us next season, if partnered witha proper central midfielder and not a CAM

    Would love to see a schniderlin type player join, and have a hoast of midfield options in the new player, coq, ramsey, wilshire, artenta (one last season)
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Lionel Messi also has no goals vs Chelsea, and believe it or not, in more appearances than Giroud
    Giroud > Messi

    (Original post by jam277)
    All he does is run around and tackle, his distribution is quite average and he doesn't really sense danger as well as other defensive players. He's an upgrade on Flamini really.
    To be fair, the whole Arsenal team don't have a goal vs Chelsea in our last four clashes. Sad really
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Getting happy because he scored another goal against a nobody but rarely scores when it really counts? Guy has no goals vs Chelsea which really says it all.


    All he does is run around and tackle, his distribution is quite average and he doesn't really sense danger as well as other defensive players. He's an upgrade on Flamini really.
    Scored vs City, Utd, Liverpool this season and over the last few years also scored vs Bayern, BVB, Liverpool, Spurs etc. We're talking about a target man striker here as well, and he's comfortably hitting 1 in 2 these days so that's fine. Against Chelsea I can think of a few chances he's missed over the last 3 seasons but in general I dont think it's a reasonable barometer of him at all. Messi has never scored against Chelsea either, in general strikers find it tough.

    Coquelin is not a top player no but even covering defensive ground and committing tactical fouls is a huge upgrade on where we were. Flamini is gone in the summer so we should probably aim to get Coq as back up DM to someone like Schniderlin or Kondogbia but odds are Wenger will just play Coq for a few years before begrudgingly accepting he's not quite good enough ala Flamini.

    It is quite exciting to think that even a fairly average DM like Coq improves us so much, then to think what a top DM would do for us.
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    (Original post by fallen_acorns)
    I like coq - hope he has a good future with us.

    To be fair to him, ever since ramsey + wilshire have been injured, he has had an impossible job.

    Being pared with cazorla in the middle is just asking for trouble, and sure enough, coq often has to do the job of two players as cazorla finds himself way up the pitch..

    He can be a really solid defensive option for us next season, if partnered witha proper central midfielder and not a CAM

    Would love to see a schniderlin type player join, and have a hoast of midfield options in the new player, coq, ramsey, wilshire, artenta (one last season)
    With Ramsey now back, and Jack coming back in a week or two.. how will we even keep everyone content?

    We'll have Ozil, Cazorla, Jack, Ramsey, Ox, Theo and Welbz to occupy four positions. Then we have the likes of Rosicky, Arteta (when he's back) and Gnabry (when he's back) too. Wouldn't even have enough for the bench, considering we should have two defenders and a keeper on it too :confused:
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    (Original post by SA-1)
    With Ramsey now back, and Jack coming back in a week or two.. how will we even keep everyone content?

    We'll have Ozil, Cazorla, Jack, Ramsey, Ox, Theo and Welbz to occupy four positions. Then we have the likes of Rosicky, Arteta (when he's back) and Gnabry (when he's back) too. Wouldn't even have enough for the bench, considering we should have two defenders and a keeper on it too :confused:
    Someone or other is always injured.
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Is Ramsey even fit?

    Ozil Giroud Sanchez
    Ramsey Coquelin Cazorla
    Monreal Koscielny Merte Chambers


    Can't think of a better 11 for this game atm. I would take Ramsey off though since his decision making in these types of games is usually very poor and often wasteful. Ox would be a good shout instead to bring energy into the midfield and will probably be a better B2B then Coquelin or Cazorla.


    Welbeck needs to stay miles off the XI. Possibly take off Ozil for Walcott or even Sanchez because Sanchez usually goes missing in these types of games too.
    It'd be disasterous to play the same team we played against QPR coq-caz duo would get found out by a better team. Need Ramsey next to coquelin and rosicky or ozil playing in the hole as cazorla goes missing in big games. Walcott needs to start but wenger has a vendetta agains him now so I don't expect him to start anymore games this season but he's the only big game player we have.


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