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Postby Tony Adams » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:48 am

Va-Va-Voom wrote:I feel like Gilberto is one of the most underrated players in PL history.
Agreed, as good as Makelele imo
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Phil71 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:15 am

Tony Adams wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:I feel like Gilberto is one of the most underrated players in PL history.
Agreed, as good as Makelele imo


We wouldn't have had that 2003/04 season without him. His presence in central midfield allowed Vieira the freedom to support the front four from behind.

Hugely underrated. We've had nobody who comes anywhere near him since he left. One of the best central midfield players every to play in the PL. He was for us what Fernandinho has been for Man City.

Football is not only about playing. You also have to stop the other team from playing. That's what these players do, and they do it so well that it goes un-noticed. It gets lost amongst the flair that only happens because they allow it.


"I can’t play. I can stop other people from playing. But I can’t play. Bobby can play."

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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Tony Adams » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:00 pm

Phil71 wrote:
Tony Adams wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:I feel like Gilberto is one of the most underrated players in PL history.
Agreed, as good as Makelele imo


We wouldn't have had that 2003/04 season without him. His presence in central midfield allowed Vieira the freedom to support the front four from behind.

Hugely underrated. We've had nobody who comes anywhere near him since he left. One of the best central midfield players every to play in the PL. He was for us what Fernandinho has been for Man City.

Football is not only about playing. You also have to stop the other team from playing. That's what these players do, and they do it so well that it goes un-noticed. It gets lost amongst the flair that only happens because they allow it.


"I can’t play. I can stop other people from playing. But I can’t play. Bobby can play."

Jack Charlton
Also key to Brazil's world cup win before joining us, played every minute in the finals tournament!
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Ach » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:17 pm

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Used to call him the Condom. He's that good at protection.
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Angelito » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:37 pm

Top-25 player in modern Prem history. Probs top-20.

I really wanted us to use some PR to shed light on some Arsenal greats. In the Prem alone, Gilberto, Ljungberg, Sagna, Koscielny, Overmars, Bould, Lauren, Wiltord, etc. are so overlooked.

Instead, we used PR to highlight Stan's comprehension of a #6 and to big up Arteta as Pep's teacher.
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby thebigbangtheo » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:09 pm

Simply loving the Gilberto discussion, I've similarly thought his impact and contribution seemed not to be duly appreciated by the masses and agree with the comments of the previous posts.

That he had tons of technique and ability on the ball but would tend to only use it when necessary and rather play the simple, effective and efficient ball than look skillful just for the sake of looking skillful and I think that's probably why a lot of what he was about does go a little under appreciated.
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby theHotHead » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:31 am

Phil71 wrote:
Tony Adams wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:I feel like Gilberto is one of the most underrated players in PL history.
Agreed, as good as Makelele imo


We wouldn't have had that 2003/04 season without him. His presence in central midfield allowed Vieira the freedom to support the front four from behind.

Hugely underrated. We've had nobody who comes anywhere near him since he left. One of the best central midfield players every to play in the PL. He was for us what Fernandinho has been for Man City.

Football is not only about playing. You also have to stop the other team from playing. That's what these players do, and they do it so well that it goes un-noticed. It gets lost amongst the flair that only happens because they allow it.


"I can’t play. I can stop other people from playing. But I can’t play. Bobby can play."

Jack Charlton

Yup, spot on with this, the work he did was under the radar, little things, little annoying fouls he would commit that would stop the opposition attacks, breaking up play, winning the ball back, no fuss. Excellent player. Gave us extra height and strength in the middle of the pitch, something we have lacked since he left - literally.
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Phil71 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:42 pm

He is a top character as well. A gentleman.

It was a real pleasure to have him at Arsenal.
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Ach » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:04 pm

Taken out a 120m loan from Bank of England
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Postby Santi » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:45 pm

repayable by May apparently so seems more like a cash flow thing to tide us over while fans hopefully return.
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Postby Nuggets » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:33 am

Phil71 wrote:He is a top character as well. A gentleman.

It was a real pleasure to have him at Arsenal.


BUt! sadly shit on by Arsenal regarding the captaincy, he was a rock in defence.
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Phil71 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:48 pm

LMAO wrote:


I guess that's because we've banned travel from Brazil, and Portugal get's a lot of people traveling to and from there.
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Re: Arsenal-Related General Discussion & Random News Thread

Postby Angelito » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:53 am



Sigh. State of affairs at Arsenal...
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Postby Power n Glory » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:24 am

Angelito wrote:

Sigh. State of affairs at Arsenal...


We used to be classy. We've taken a nosedive over the past year or so.
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