20/07/19 | Fiorentina 0-3 Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Losmeister » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:24 am

Zenith wrote:
Losmeister wrote:btw, was Burton sposed to play Xhaka's role?

Burton was the only natural CM who started for us so I guess, to a certain point, you can compare his role to Xhaka's.

Olayinka played alongside him in central midfield, even though he's technically a wide player.


I was unimpressed...
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Zenith » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:35 am

Losmeister wrote:
Zenith wrote:
Losmeister wrote:btw, was Burton sposed to play Xhaka's role?

Burton was the only natural CM who started for us so I guess, to a certain point, you can compare his role to Xhaka's.

Olayinka played alongside him in central midfield, even though he's technically a wide player.


I was unimpressed...

In their defence, I don't think I've ever witnessed a central midfield consisting out of 2 academy players with no senior level experience come out on top against a seasoned Serie A midfield.

Roughly 500 games of top level experience between Castrovilli, Cristóforo and Saponara.
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby gooney » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:44 am

Emery confirmed no cb pretty much. Said they are willing to wait for their firsy choice for a year than settle for second choice. Think about it.....after last years defense arsenal identified an 18 year old with less than 20 games as the solution. Nothing else can improve tgis defense
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby NJ_Gunner » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:07 am

I know the preseason shouldn’t do this to me but I can’t help but get my hopes up just a little bit from how solid we have looked... 3 out of 3 fairly comfortably. I know it’s a lot of the kids out there but still the performances are impressing me.
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby jrolls » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:54 am

NJ_Gunner wrote:I know the preseason shouldn’t do this to me but I can’t help but get my hopes up just a little bit from how solid we have looked... 3 out of 3 fairly comfortably. I know it’s a lot of the kids out there but still the performances are impressing me.


Hell, the kids are most of the reason I’m excited and impressed. The enthusiasm and familiarity between them has really shone in these three games. I’d rather some of them get a majority of playing time over some of the current first team squad.
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby gooney » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:15 am

NJ_Gunner wrote:I know the preseason shouldn’t do this to me but I can’t help but get my hopes up just a little bit from how solid we have looked... 3 out of 3 fairly comfortably. I know it’s a lot of the kids out there but still the performances are impressing me.

Solid? Loooooool you watch this match and thought that was solid?
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Jase89 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:23 am

gooney wrote:
NJ_Gunner wrote:I know the preseason shouldn’t do this to me but I can’t help but get my hopes up just a little bit from how solid we have looked... 3 out of 3 fairly comfortably. I know it’s a lot of the kids out there but still the performances are impressing me.

Solid? Loooooool you watch this match and thought that was solid?


People seem to forget what LOL means. It's an acronym, not an actual word. So when you say Loooooool, you're making yourself sound ridiculous by essentially saying Laugh out out out out out out out loud.
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Tony_Adams » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:58 am

gooney wrote:Emery confirmed no cb pretty much. Said they are willing to wait for their firsy choice for a year than settle for second choice. Think about it.....after last years defense arsenal identified an 18 year old with less than 20 games as the solution. Nothing else can improve tgis defense
What did he say? Does that mean not even that tall one from the greek league?
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Nuggets » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:38 pm

Our defending in this game was fooking woeful, main culprit was the deadhead Mustafi-is-shit, fook another season with that pillock. Monreal, and Calum Chambers weren't much better. Goals were good Fast Eddie Nketiah scoring twice before midfielder "Smoking" Joe Willock, getting one as well. All in all pleasant to watch.
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby DiamondGooner » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:37 pm

Tony_Adams wrote:
gooney wrote:Emery confirmed no cb pretty much. Said they are willing to wait for their firsy choice for a year than settle for second choice. Think about it.....after last years defense arsenal identified an 18 year old with less than 20 games as the solution. Nothing else can improve tgis defense
What did he say? Does that mean not even that tall one from the greek league?


Yeah this situation is just not acceptable from Emery, he must push the club to get him at least a Sokratis type in, we can't just have Sokratis and Holding to CB every game of the season, we need at least 3 top seniors to see us through the year.
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby starmandb » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:58 pm

alexafc12 wrote:Unai's subs this pre season are a bit strange imo. 10 minutes and bringing on a brand new team practically.

Subs have scored twice in pre season so far
In 03/04 we played two different 11,s in each half in pre season friendlys v Austria Wien and besiktas
It's pre season
It's for fitness and trying out team shape
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Power n Glory » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:16 pm

Jase89 wrote:
gooney wrote:
NJ_Gunner wrote:I know the preseason shouldn’t do this to me but I can’t help but get my hopes up just a little bit from how solid we have looked... 3 out of 3 fairly comfortably. I know it’s a lot of the kids out there but still the performances are impressing me.

Solid? Loooooool you watch this match and thought that was solid?


People seem to forget what LOL means. It's an acronym, not an actual word. So when you say Loooooool, you're making yourself sound ridiculous by essentially saying Laugh out out out out out out out loud.


Kids these days. :lol:
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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Phil71 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:20 pm

Jase89 wrote:
gooney wrote:
NJ_Gunner wrote:I know the preseason shouldn’t do this to me but I can’t help but get my hopes up just a little bit from how solid we have looked... 3 out of 3 fairly comfortably. I know it’s a lot of the kids out there but still the performances are impressing me.

Solid? Loooooool you watch this match and thought that was solid?


People seem to forget what LOL means. It's an acronym, not an actual word. So when you say Loooooool, you're making yourself sound ridiculous by essentially saying Laugh out out out out out out out loud.


Maybe he has a stammer.

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Re: 20/07/19 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | Pre-season Friendly

Postby Jase89 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:05 pm

Phil71 wrote:
Jase89 wrote:
gooney wrote:
NJ_Gunner wrote:I know the preseason shouldn’t do this to me but I can’t help but get my hopes up just a little bit from how solid we have looked... 3 out of 3 fairly comfortably. I know it’s a lot of the kids out there but still the performances are impressing me.

Solid? Loooooool you watch this match and thought that was solid?


People seem to forget what LOL means. It's an acronym, not an actual word. So when you say Loooooool, you're making yourself sound ridiculous by essentially saying Laugh out out out out out out out loud.


Maybe he has a stammer.

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