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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby Salibatelli » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:05 am

Ach wrote:Henry didn't come from the same city playing in the same league


Precisely also he’s played in 20 games for us already so hardly knee jerk, what is knee jerk is creaming yourself over it one header as if it changes anything.

That’s the very definition of knee jerk, one game changing history.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby jayramfootball » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:33 am

ag6789 wrote:We have all different quality players who'll all contribute at different times in the season . That ensures a robust versatile team.That will only take us over the line. Not the same group is expected to deliver every day.
Different players have different qualities, and that makes the team unpredictable and a feared one. Especially, from opponents perspective. Also, different players need different time and space to start delivering. There's no one size fits all, shoes.
Willian, checked all boxes to be successful at Arsenal, but, unfortunately didn't work out. Rice hot the ground running from day one, Havertz, been more of a struggle. Happens to all teams and to all managers. No point in skinning the player/ manager/ club at slightest of inconvenience, when most other things are going more than ok. Like being near or at the top of the league!


Yup whole squad is contributing to currently the best team in the league.
What impresses me the most is just how good the team is in any situation.
Open up and we destroy you, park the bus we start patient and can score from anywhere at any time.
I think Arteta is taking the reigns of tactical innovation and player development from Pep.
It’s brilliant.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby theHotHead » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:37 am

Jedi wrote:Unironically think we've been bang average all season and somehow we're #1.

To think that we're top of the table and people were calling for his head semi-recently. Just goes to show how Mikel has resurrected this club along with its standards.

Thats the bonkers thing, I don't think we have been especially good at all and here we sit top of the league.

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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby theHotHead » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:38 am

MathyGooner wrote:
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jayramfootball wrote:Masterful subs by the Don.

We are top of the league!

Agree
Said from day one Havertz should come off the bench
And Eddie has to go get us a CF


Couldn’t agree more. I think Eddie has had enough fecking chances now.

Eddie ballsing up that 3 vs 2, its not like I wasn't certain that he would but to actually see him do it, I dunno what to say about the boy
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby theHotHead » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:40 am

Salibatelli wrote:
Ach wrote:Henry didn't come from the same city playing in the same league


Precisely also he’s played in 20 games for us already so hardly knee jerk, what is knee jerk is creaming yourself over it one header as if it changes anything.

That’s the very definition of knee jerk, one game changing history.

Not sure why this piece of obviousness has to be pointed out to people.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby jayramfootball » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:43 am

theHotHead wrote:
Jedi wrote:Unironically think we've been bang average all season and somehow we're #1.

To think that we're top of the table and people were calling for his head semi-recently. Just goes to show how Mikel has resurrected this club along with its standards.

Thats the bonkers thing, I don't think we have been especially good at all and here we sit top of the league.

Madness


Take a step back and look more closely HH.
What Arteta has done is genius.
We look so balanced as a team and can handle any opponent - and we can do it with different players on the pitch.
This is the best drilled Arsenal team i have seen in a long long time.
We’ll lose some along the way but over the long run this is a very very good team.
The best right now.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby UFGN » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:43 am

theHotHead wrote:
Salibatelli wrote:
Ach wrote:Henry didn't come from the same city playing in the same league


Precisely also he’s played in 20 games for us already so hardly knee jerk, what is knee jerk is creaming yourself over it one header as if it changes anything.

That’s the very definition of knee jerk, one game changing history.

Not sure why this piece of obviousness has to be pointed out to people.


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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby Ach » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:55 am

theHotHead wrote:
Salibatelli wrote:
Ach wrote:Henry didn't come from the same city playing in the same league


Precisely also he’s played in 20 games for us already so hardly knee jerk, what is knee jerk is creaming yourself over it one header as if it changes anything.

That’s the very definition of knee jerk, one game changing history.

Not sure why this piece of obviousness has to be pointed out to people.

Agendas must be met. People thinking this goal washes away months of crap just to troll on a day we win a must win game and go top tells you all you need to know about these "fans"
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby Ach » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:58 am

theHotHead wrote:
Jedi wrote:Unironically think we've been bang average all season and somehow we're #1.

To think that we're top of the table and people were calling for his head semi-recently. Just goes to show how Mikel has resurrected this club along with its standards.

Thats the bonkers thing, I don't think we have been especially good at all and here we sit top of the league.

Madness

Pretty much what motd said. We have room for improvement and that's up front. Get an actual striker in and we could have something special

Other improvements in areas also needed. LB, squad depth etc but up front is a must
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby MathyGooner » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:09 am

Not sure I entirely agree about the form because that’s focusing on only half the sport. Yes, in attack we’ve been bang average but defensively we’ve been immense this season. That’s why we sit top of the pile.

It’s very true that if we can get a killer striker it’ll be sick. I’d also like to see us learn to switch tack in games, revert back to last season’s blitzing at times and then tighten up again when needed.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby jayramfootball » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:14 am

MathyGooner wrote:Not sure I entirely agree about the form because that’s focusing on only half the sport. Yes, in attack we’ve been bang average but defensively we’ve been immense this season. That’s why we sit top of the pile.

It’s very true that if we can get a killer striker it’ll be sick. I’d also like to see us learn to switch tack in games, revert back to last season’s blitzing at times and then tighten up again when needed.


It showed on MOTD that are attack is only very slightly lower than it was last year. Goals per game, shots, xG, etc - and our defensive game has got better.
It's just the development of the system and squad IMO.
I prefer the way we are playing compared to last year - I think we're less vulnerable.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby Ach » Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:07 am

MathyGooner wrote:Not sure I entirely agree about the form because that’s focusing on only half the sport. Yes, in attack we’ve been bang average but defensively we’ve been immense this season. That’s why we sit top of the pile.

It’s very true that if we can get a killer striker it’ll be sick. I’d also like to see us learn to switch tack in games, revert back to last season’s blitzing at times and then tighten up again when needed.

Yup we saw on motd our attack is worse than last season and hopefully that's sorted in January.

It's the age old problem. Are we so good defensively cos we are poor offensively? We need to get the balance right. Reminds me a little of the first couple of years under Arteta when he concentrated so much on the defensive side we played awful football. Fortunately we have better individuals now than the likes of Willian, Xhaka, lacazette etc to see us through games
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby DiamondGooner » Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:20 am

Top of the league.

I think buying Rice and Timber will give us that quality to improve but I think we need one more in attack and we can push all the way.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby ag6789 » Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:39 am

Getting Rice is the key. Must say didn't expect he would push his game to another level as soon as he joined Arsenal. Think he was probably preparing himself ( mentally) for this opportunity for a few years.
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Re: Mikel Arteta, First-Team Manager

Postby VCC » Sun Nov 26, 2023 3:28 am

ag6789 wrote:Getting Rice is the key. Must say didn't expect he would push his game to another level as soon as he joined Arsenal. Think he was probably preparing himself ( mentally) for this opportunity for a few years.

He has been there for years carrying a club.
Arteta has little to do with his quality the guy is a star
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