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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Apart from Joel Campbell, every other first-team outfield Arsenal player has been injured so far in 2015.

    What a stat.
    That's just depressing.
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    my guy ali rizzo going in lmfao

    not even phased by this result, we'll still win the title, believe.
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    4th place trophy is a prestigious competition tbf.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Sam's the kind of manager that you don't like for some reason but you can't deny his quality.

    He's never been a top club manager but mid-tabled for sure. Honestly I feel like Sunderland are a little below him but he'll keep them up for sure.
    He was treated harshly at West Ham, especially when fans were moaning about boring football even when they were winning.

    All in all, he isn't a very likeable guy but he knows what he's doing. He set-up really well to beat Palace so your next game could be a bigger test than you think.
    When he built the side around Downing circa January, West Ham were playing top football and were fourth in the table. When he replaced Downing with Nolan, he began gritty football and they only won three matches in 2015 against bottom feeder sides. The gritty football is effective for sh*t sides e.g. Sunderland, but for any side with money or ambition, Allardyce is useless. Now Bilic is more or less playing the same way Allardyce did from August to January with Payet (before he got injured obvs) in Downing's position and WHU are flying.

    The Premier League has evolved, so whilst Allardyce may have been able to get top 6 a decade ago with his style of football, it's impossible to get top half with that style of football nowadays. Someone like Mark Hughes was able to evolve his style from the very physical side at Blackburn to the present short passing style at Stoke, Allardyce should look to him if he wants to get anywhere half-decent again in his career.
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    (Original post by iamthetruth)
    Arsenal should be competing for PL and CL I don't care what anyone says we have too many defeatist fans and bandwagon fans.
    Agreed. Sick of this beta mentality. Sick of being Pep's *****. Sick of the same old injuries hampering us. Just sick.
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    (Original post by Four Queue)
    Agreed. Sick of this beta mentality. Sick of being Pep's *****. Sick of the same old injuries hampering us. Just sick.
    Sounds like you're sick.
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    Injuries happen, of course, but the way in which they happened yesterday - given the nature of the draw and the disappointment of the performance - just compounds them. That, and they happened to your two best outfield players.
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    wait, if Cazorla is out as well that means Campbell starts the next game (alongside Ox) and our bench: Ospina Debuchy Gibbs Chambers Walcott Iwobi R-Adelaide. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    wait, if Cazorla is out as well that means Campbell starts the next game (alongside Ox) and our bench: Ospina Debuchy Gibbs Chambers Walcott Iwobi R-Adelaide. :rolleyes:
    Chambers can play dmf apparently we're all good -.-
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    When you lost Sanchez yesterday, you could just see how anxious your players became. And rightly so. He's obviously your attacking linchpin and star, but he has played far too much football with far too much travelling. Obviously, he wants to play every game, but sometimes you need to just stamp your authority and make your mark as a manager.
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    The stats show Mesut Ozil is on course to smash the PL record for assists
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    (Original post by iamthetruth)
    The stats show Mesut Ozil is on course to smash the PL record for assists
    Fabregas was going to do the same thing last year. Stats also showed Costa was on for around 70 goals after 5 games last year. Don't be stupid.
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    (Original post by The Shed End)
    Fabregas was going to do the same thing last year. Stats also showed Costa was on for around 70 goals after 5 games last year. Don't be stupid.
    Cesc Fabregas is known to slow down towards the end of the season like he did in Barca. Mesut has one more than Cesc of last season at the same time. We at Arsenal believe in Mesut he will do it and overtake the legend Thierry Henry record and then become the best playmaker in PL history.
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    Annoys me when people say 'It's alright that we got 1 point vs Norwich and West Brom as the teams around us dropped points as well.' So what? We should take the initiative and go out and smash these teams. We could be 3 points ahead if we had won both games, like we should be doing, but it's alright losing apparently because other teams lost too.
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    (Original post by ClockEnderAFC)
    Annoys me when people say 'It's alright that we got 1 point vs Norwich and West Brom as the teams around us dropped points as well.' So what? We should take the initiative and go out and smash these teams. We could be 3 points ahead if we had won both games, like we should be doing, but it's alright losing apparently because other teams lost too.
    Only because it's early in the season. It'd be a different story if we drew/lost and there were only a few games left.
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    (Original post by Use Err Name)
    Only because it's early in the season. It'd be a different story if we drew/lost and there were only a few games left.
    Dropped points are dropped points and bite you equally as painfully in the a*se regardless of when they are dropped.
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    Well whoever wins the league this season will probably be the "least deserved " anyway, not had a poorer all round season since 2010/11
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    (Original post by Use Err Name)
    Only because it's early in the season. It'd be a different story if we drew/lost and there were only a few games left.
    loser mentality
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Injuries happen, of course, but the way in which they happened yesterday - given the nature of the draw and the disappointment of the performance - just compounds them. That, and they happened to your two best outfield players.
    Didn't realise Ozil had died.
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    Cazorla and Sanchez set to miss crucial game against Olympiacos. Can't make this ****e up. Cazorla probably isn't as much of a loss as we can now see Ramsey back in CM, but knowing Wenger and his absurd decision making, anything can happen.

    Knew that win against Zagreb would work against us. All in or Europa League now which will 100% kill any chance we had of winning the PL.
 
 
 
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