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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Oxlade Chamberlain is having a wonderful season imo. The guy is 21 and it's quite pleasing to think where he could get to. Dribbling is consistently effective now and his decision making has improved. Only needs to add slightly more final product to really get to another level.

    He's way ahead of where Walcott was at the same age tbh
    I completely agree, and he's been doing it for a good year now for club and country.

    I just hope he doesn't keep getting injuries, he's got a lot of potential both out on wing and in central midfield.
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    Really hope we sign Lacazette and Schneiderlin in the Summer... :moon:
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    (Original post by leinad2012)
    I completely agree, and he's been doing it for a good year now for club and country.

    I just hope he doesn't keep getting injuries, he's got a lot of potential both out on wing and in central midfield.
    He's had some good performances at CM but I see him as a wideman tbh. Obviously he can make those driving runs from the middle as well but with his athleticism you really want him cutting inside. He probably lacks the finesse passing ability etc to really succeed through the middle at Arsenal anyway.

    What I'd really love to see are more goals from him. But it's really very rare for young wingers to score that often, usually comes later with confidence etc.

    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Why would we play Monreal at CB over Mert? I know lots of people hate Mert but tbf Monreal was pretty terrible at CB most games (and that's coming from arguably the most vocal supporter of Monreal on this forum). Sure, it did the job of toughening him up, but he's been playing brilliant at LB and definitely isn't a CB.

    Also don't see why Ozil would be dropped, he's been playing much better than Cazorla the last 4 or 5 games, a midfield three of Coq Rambo and Ozil has balance and attacking intent, which I like with a Sanchez Walcott Giroud/Welbeck front 3.
    How was he terrible exactly? Didnt commit any individual errors, positioning was on point and generally covered very well. Mertesacker playing next to him looked like the liability, not him.

    But either way, Monreal is arguably our POTS.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    We played our worst game of the season against them and yet should have scored at least 3? And youre saying we cant score 3 if we actually turn up?

    How does that square? And we dont need to keep a clean sheet either, 3-1, 4-2 etc all to the good! Bottom line, score an early goal and we have a decent chance. 25% I should say.
    I'm sure we will create chances but this Arsenal team isn't exactly clinical. I'm just seeing too much confidence in this thread when realistically our chances are slim.
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    Ox has everything it takes to become one of the best wingers in the league if he could actually stay fit long enough to get some form together. Has improved this season but as has always been the case, his game lacks end product.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    He's had some good performances at CM but I see him as a wideman tbh. Obviously he can make those driving runs from the middle as well but with his athleticism you really want him cutting inside. He probably lacks the finesse passing ability etc to really succeed through the middle at Arsenal anyway.

    What I'd really love to see are more goals from him. But it's really very rare for young wingers to score that often, usually comes later with confidence etc.



    How was he terrible exactly? Didnt commit any individual errors, positioning was on point and generally covered very well. Mertesacker playing next to him looked like the liability, not him.

    But either way, Monreal is arguably our POTS.
    Right now he's definitely better as a winger, but I'm guessing he'll be converted into a CM role later in his career when the legs start going a bit. The scary thing is is that I think he could easily be a top scoring midfield player in a few years, he scores the odd worldy every now and then which just takes your breath away.

    Terrible on Monreal's part is probably a bit harsh, but he wasn't exactly exceptional (and at the time most people were calling for him to be sold iirc). Mert is a much better CB he's ****ed in a 1v1 pace battle but it's up to the midfield to make sure that doesn't happen. Plus Monreal and Kosc have hardly played a game together as a central pairing, it makes no sense system wise to have them as a CB pairing in such a big game, considering other options which are tried and testes (people may hate Mert but he was part of a central pairing that got the most clean sheets in the pl last year and on his day can be very good).
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    (Original post by Stefano93)
    Really hope we sign Lacazette and Schneiderlin in the Summer... :moon:
    Have a feeling Wenger might surprise us with very astute signings this summer. Lacazette would be one. Thing is, when you start collecting top class players like this they tend to raise each other up a level.

    This team we are building are a team that is so much better than we had a few seasons back with Fabregassed, Nasri and RVP. In the sense we can both play defensive possession and break at amazing pace. It is a lot more flexible.

    We are so close to being truly competitive. Mentally we are getting stronger too. I see real winners in this team unlike that era, we just need a rock solid CDM and CB vitally.
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    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Why would we play Monreal at CB over Mert? I know lots of people hate Mert but tbf Monreal was pretty terrible at CB most games (and that's coming from arguably the most vocal supporter of Monreal on this forum). Sure, it did the job of toughening him up, but he's been playing brilliant at LB and definitely isn't a CB.

    Also don't see why Ozil would be dropped, he's been playing much better than Cazorla the last 4 or 5 games, a midfield three of Coq Rambo and Ozil has balance and attacking intent, which I like with a Sanchez Walcott Giroud/Welbeck front 3.
    Agreed. Seconded. Yes and yes brother. Monreal wasn't 'terrible' at CB but is deffo suited best at LB.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    Have a feeling Wenger might surprise us with very astute signings this summer. Lacazette would be one. Thing is, when you start collecting top class players like this they tend to raise each other up a level.

    This team we are building are a team that is so much better than we had a few seasons back with Fabregassed, Nasri and RVP. In the sense we can both play defensive possession and break at amazing pace. It is a lot more flexible.

    We are so close to being truly competitive. Mentally we are getting stronger too. I see real winners in this team unlike that era, we just need a rock solid CDM and CB vitally.
    Agreed, if we do push for a few world-class signings we will be competitive in each area of the pitch. I really cannot stand them *****'s, make me irate asf. Wish we kept Sagna tho.
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    Monreal currently looks a steal at £8m, which is astounding cos I wanted him flogged as recently as 6 months ago
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Monreal currently looks a steal at £8m, which is astounding cos I wanted him flogged as recently as 6 months ago
    He was solid at Malaga. Never really showed that form with us until recently, the improvement this season has been very encouraging.
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    (Original post by Stefano93)
    Agreed, if we do push for a few world-class signings we will be competitive in each area of the pitch. I really cannot stand them *****'s, make me irate asf. Wish we kept Sagna tho.
    It's ok brah, we have a new Prince of the Emirates.



    I love how he encapsulates everything that the British tabloid press hate:
    German, Muslim, seemingly low work rate (big no no in English football, they love people who seem to put in a 'good shift'), shy.

    But to me, he is the Prince of our club. So much beauty to his play and I wish people could love him as a player like I love him.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    You'd know all about that wouldn't you :lol:
    Dont get it

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    (Original post by Mackay)
    As discussed: you read what you want to read.
    Not really you just got your posts exposed.

    Clearly you made two contradicting statements(that Chelsea increases the coefficient just a little bit despite them being the 4th highest club in UEFA's coefficients) and that Arsenal do a lot, then when I show the thing you then decide to change the goal posts, then got offended when I called you out on it and exposed your idiocy.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    Have a feeling Wenger might surprise us with very astute signings this summer. Lacazette would be one. Thing is, when you start collecting top class players like this they tend to raise each other up a level.

    This team we are building are a team that is so much better than we had a few seasons back with Fabregassed, Nasri and RVP. In the sense we can both play defensive possession and break at amazing pace. It is a lot more flexible.

    We are so close to being truly competitive. Mentally we are getting stronger too. I see real winners in this team unlike that era, we just need a rock solid CDM and CB vitally.
    yeah......but do you have a Joe Allen?
    exactly. :cool:

    but yes i agree in a sense; you're only 2 or 3 quality signings away from a scary team.
    however i would argue that you have been like this for several years now - what makes you think wenger will suddenly bring in exactly what you need and at the same time not sell anybody you really need?

    i think one thing your team has over united for instance is a great sense of chemistry already there.
    however your game to game consistency really needs to match this.
    i don't mean it in the sense of getting results because you've been decent at grinding out games this season; i mean it more in a general sense of performance.
    bring in a few players that can add to your chemistry and make you more reliable as a team could finally have you challenging for the title.
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    my mate just got presented an award by henry, damn what is life. guy won young achiever of the year, wouldn't even care if it was a plastic 5 a side medal, would go mental if henry gave me it.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Not really you just got your posts exposed.

    Clearly you made two contradicting statements(that Chelsea increases the coefficient just a little bit despite them being the 4th highest club in UEFA's coefficients) and that Arsenal do a lot, then when I show the thing you then decide to change the goal posts, then got offended when I called you out on it and exposed your idiocy.
    Literally didn't say that. So, as previously alluded to, you inference what you want to inference to fit your narrative.
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    Stop de-railing the ****ing thread Mackay.
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    Do you man want Podolski sold end of season? I just want him to get more game time at Arsenal, he's having a *****y time at Internazionale .
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    (Original post by Stefano93)
    Do you man want Podolski sold end of season? I just want him to get more game time at Arsenal, he's having a *****y time at Internazionale .
    I like the guy and would prefer to keep him as he's a decent option. What it comes down to really is whether he's happy being used as just a flat track bully (ie rotation option) and as a goal threat to bring on in the last 15 mins when desperate.

    He's a quality finisher, but doesn't offer enough apart from that to deserve a starting spot
 
 
 
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