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« Reply #4880 on: February 11, 2024, 08:24:02 pm »
Good first half. I hope we dont ease off goal difference could still come into play.
If nothing else TNB hope this has again been a pleasant distraction from real life.
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« Reply #4881 on: February 11, 2024, 08:28:36 pm »
If nothing else TNB hope this has again been a pleasant distraction from real life.

Totally mate, Arsenal have turned up in the last week, just when I needed them most. Iíll remember that when they eventually let me down.

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« Reply #4882 on: February 11, 2024, 08:32:33 pm »
Setting banter aside, it's worth noting that people wrote them off too quickly after back-to-back defeats when they didn't even play poorly and were simply unlucky. Additionally, they have rarely been outplayed and have dominated most of the games they've played this season. So, I think they can be contenders until the end.

Arsenal seems to be spreading the goals out. I believe Gabriel and Saliba together have scored six league goals together. Everyone is chipping in, and they have scored over 50 goals in the league.
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« Reply #4883 on: February 11, 2024, 08:40:23 pm »
Credit to the Liverpool team of 2020-2022. We learned their importance from you.

And your chants, songs and manager celebrations.

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« Reply #4884 on: February 11, 2024, 10:07:57 pm »
Those set pieces of theirs are pretty damn good. I know Al thinks they're a waste if time. I disagree. I hope Liverpool start thinking a bit more intelligently about our own.

Really struck me against West ham.  They make man marking virtually impossible.  They're the number one team for set pieces and it isn't because they have the best group of players in the air.

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« Reply #4885 on: February 11, 2024, 10:10:23 pm »
Really struck me against West ham.  They make man marking virtually impossible.  They're the number one team for set pieces and it isn't because they have the best group of players in the air.

What are they doing thatís different? Donít really watch them apart from against us.

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4886 on: February 11, 2024, 11:19:17 pm »
What are they doing thatís different? Donít really watch them apart from against us.
Lobbing the ball into the box, innit..

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« Reply #4887 on: February 11, 2024, 11:49:07 pm »
What are they doing thatís different? Donít really watch them apart from against us.

Lots of variations in terms of positioning in the box and they mix it up a lot between long and short set pieces so hard for a defence to predict.

Itís all pretty clever and clearly effective but not something other teams shouldnít be capable of doing if they also put the work in in training.

I remember when we won the league it felt like a set piece got us going on several occasions rather than simply ripping teams open each time.

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« Reply #4888 on: February 11, 2024, 11:52:20 pm »
For a few weeks it seemed like we werent playing football just trying to get set pieces. Last few games weve played with a lot more purpose and set pieces have been a great bonus to have.

We owed west ham this, 25 shots last time and lost 0-2. They couldnt ride their luck every time.

Don't get too carried away again. There's still a lot of falling down for nothing and clutching of faces. Throw-ins that take for ever etc. You had no reason to waste time in the second half today so you didn't. But it'll be business as usual next week.
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« Reply #4889 on: February 12, 2024, 12:24:51 am »
Much more impressed with the defensive performance. Its not the first time we have shut a team out and reduced them to almost zero quality chances.

We have conceded the least amount of goals and have 9 clean sheets which is the most amount of clean sheets. David Raya is a strong candidate for the golden glove despite the fact he has played less games than those around him. Raya is also starting to settle as the Raya v Ramsdale stuff dies down. Ramsdale will be sold in the summer

This Arsenal team is built differently to former Arsenal teams, even last years. Most people think of Arsenal as a team that plays free flowing attacking football, entertaining football ect. However this team plays less adventurous football and controls the game much better, we dont allow teams to have a string of quality chances against us. Three things we do very well; control the ball for long periods of the game starving the other team of possession, have an excellent and disciplined off the ball shape with 10 outfield players willing to work hard (none of this Rashford jogging back shit), a fantastic press that can win the ball back soon after losing it. I would say our best players this year have been Saliba, Rice, Gabriel; not Saka, Odegaard or Martinelli.

Most Arsenal fans were not happy with Arteta for changing our style from last year; however its necessary to evolve from a 'good entertaining team', to a team capable of competing and winning the bigger prizes. We are much more tactical and deliberate with patterns of play and a strong structure, as opposed to the free flowing football we were often associated with

Ive said it before, Arteta is a top manager with strong tactical acumen. Like his mate Xabi, he is going to be one of the more in demand managers in the future, and keeping him at the club is critical for Arsenal. Contrast to the lemons who suggested/suggest Arsenal need a new manager to 'go the final step'.
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« Reply #4890 on: February 12, 2024, 02:01:45 am »
It's Granit Xhaka and Grimaldo who transformed Leverkusen. Xabi Alonso is no doubt a great coach, however.

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4891 on: February 12, 2024, 08:24:06 am »
Much more impressed with the defensive performance. Its not the first time we have shut a team out and reduced them to almost zero quality chances.

We have conceded the least amount of goals and have 9 clean sheets which is the most amount of clean sheets. David Raya is a strong candidate for the golden glove despite the fact he has played less games than those around him. Raya is also starting to settle as the Raya v Ramsdale stuff dies down. Ramsdale will be sold in the summer

This Arsenal team is built differently to former Arsenal teams, even last years. Most people think of Arsenal as a team that plays free flowing attacking football, entertaining football ect. However this team plays less adventurous football and controls the game much better, we dont allow teams to have a string of quality chances against us. Three things we do very well; control the ball for long periods of the game starving the other team of possession, have an excellent and disciplined off the ball shape with 10 outfield players willing to work hard (none of this Rashford jogging back shit), a fantastic press that can win the ball back soon after losing it. I would say our best players this year have been Saliba, Rice, Gabriel; not Saka, Odegaard or Martinelli.

Most Arsenal fans were not happy with Arteta for changing our style from last year; however its necessary to evolve from a 'good entertaining team', to a team capable of competing and winning the bigger prizes. We are much more tactical and deliberate with patterns of play and a strong structure, as opposed to the free flowing football we were often associated with

Ive said it before, Arteta is a top manager with strong tactical acumen. Like his mate Xabi, he is going to be one of the more in demand managers in the future, and keeping him at the club is critical for Arsenal. Contrast to the lemons who suggested/suggest Arsenal need a new manager to 'go the final step'.

Totally agree, though i think calls for emery shouldve stayed and spurs will finish above us were more banter than serious thoughts.

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4892 on: February 12, 2024, 09:15:35 am »
It's Granit Xhaka and Grimaldo who transformed Leverkusen. Xabi Alonso is no doubt a great coach, however.

Not sure i totally agree. Alonso had totally changed them at the 2nd half of last season without those players. Xhaka, Grimaldo & Boniface just helped take them on further.

Wirtz is special mind you. Whoever signs him is getting a great talent.

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4893 on: February 12, 2024, 10:55:43 am »
What are they doing thatís different? Donít really watch them apart from against us.

Delivery is key, weve put in some great crosses with pace. Also positionally it seems some players pull away at the far post so they can ran up and attack the ball rather than jumping from the standing position, the rest of the players block the defenders to clear their way.
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« Reply #4894 on: February 12, 2024, 12:23:49 pm »
Delivery is key, weve put in some great crosses with pace. Also positionally it seems some players pull away at the far post so they can ran up and attack the ball rather than jumping from the standing position, the rest of the players block the defenders to clear their way.

Sounds like American football tactics!
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« Reply #4895 on: February 12, 2024, 03:12:45 pm »
This is a great chance for them to win the Champions League. They can beat city at home, not sure too many of the other teams could! Arsenal probably have the best defensive set up too, so would all be down to them keeping their nerve against the traditional bigger clubs.

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« Reply #4896 on: February 12, 2024, 03:53:22 pm »
This is a great chance for them to win the Champions League. They can beat city at home, not sure too many of the other teams could! Arsenal probably have the best defensive set up too, so would all be down to them keeping their nerve against the traditional bigger clubs.
idk.. I don't think we are at that level yet.

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« Reply #4897 on: February 12, 2024, 04:18:28 pm »
Its good for us to have as many teams as possible motivated when they play Abu Dhabi, teams like Arsenal, Villa, United and Spurs could all still take points off them and do us a massive favour. The set pieces especially from Arsenal look like they could cause them big problems.

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« Reply #4898 on: February 12, 2024, 06:27:38 pm »
idk.. I don't think we are at that level yet.

The rest of the competition isnít amazing, Arsenal are performing as well as anybody left in it currently.
 
Not sure that will be the case next season, with continues improvement and some big clubs wanting to push on further.
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« Reply #4899 on: February 12, 2024, 06:43:30 pm »
The rest of the competition isnít amazing, Arsenal are performing as well as anybody left in it currently.
 
Not sure that will be the case next season, with continues improvement and some big clubs wanting to push on further.

I only see city and real as better than us, so a lot of it will be about the draw, but one game at a time.

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« Reply #4900 on: February 13, 2024, 05:38:59 am »
idk.. I don't think we are at that level yet.
I mean Arsenal then 2nd or 3rd best team in there with the best Defense which helps more in terms of winning a knock out comp then winning a league(Goals matter more in terms of winning league then goals allowed).
Arsenal imo has a better shot at CL then PL.

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« Reply #4901 on: February 13, 2024, 08:41:31 am »
Would be good for us to see City and Arsenal come up against each other in the next round.

Two legged matches against another English club can be very draining.

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« Reply #4902 on: February 13, 2024, 09:01:02 am »
Lets not underestimate Porto, they have a bigger European pedigree than us.

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« Reply #4903 on: February 13, 2024, 09:05:15 am »
Lets not underestimate Porto, they have a bigger European pedigree than us.

Its a pretty short list in the knockouts of clubs that dont tick that box to be fair. Copenhagen, Sociedad and Red Bull?

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« Reply #4904 on: February 13, 2024, 09:08:01 am »
how are they getting away with consistent blocking and knocking the goalies

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« Reply #4905 on: February 13, 2024, 09:22:05 am »
Lets not underestimate Porto, they have a bigger European pedigree than us.

They might do but quality wise you're much better.

Had a quick look at the teams still in it and it's actually one of the weakest I can remember for some time. Even Bayern aren't anywhere close to what they used to be.

The only two I'd be worried about would be Real Madrid and Man City. I can see why some say you're third favourites.

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« Reply #4906 on: February 13, 2024, 09:26:34 am »
This is a great chance for them to win the Champions League. They can beat city at home, not sure too many of the other teams could! Arsenal probably have the best defensive set up too, so would all be down to them keeping their nerve against the traditional bigger clubs.
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« Reply #4907 on: February 13, 2024, 09:35:00 am »
This is a great chance for them to win the Champions League. They can beat city at home, not sure too many of the other teams could! Arsenal probably have the best defensive set up too, so would all be down to them keeping their nerve against the traditional bigger clubs.
If they avoid the best team i.e City before the final because anything can happen in a one-off game. I don't see them beating City over two legs.

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« Reply #4908 on: February 13, 2024, 09:48:53 am »
Its a pretty short list in the knockouts of clubs that dont tick that box to be fair. Copenhagen, Sociedad and Red Bull?

We are massively overachieving just being there, all down to Arteta

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« Reply #4909 on: February 13, 2024, 09:50:19 am »
how are they getting away with consistent blocking and knocking the goalies

We block the path not the player, if they run into our players its not a foul, its like a screen in basketball, whoever plants their feet first gets the call.

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« Reply #4910 on: February 13, 2024, 09:50:49 am »
Bit of over-rating going on here methinks. Arteta hasn't either shown that he can cope with going far in a cup competition and continue doing well in the league, nor has he shown that he has any sort of grasp of European football. Knocked out last season by Sporting (when they were a better side than they are now), knocked out by Olympiacos in his first season, couldnt get past Villareal the season after.

People talking about 'only' being weaker than Abu Dhabi or Real. Inter got to the final last season, have a better coach and are storming Serie A. Atletico have proper pedigree, a better coach and are always a pain in the arse. Bayern still have properly big game players and a coach who is a twat but also has big European pedigree. PSG have huge players and again a coach who has won it before. With Inter/Atletico playing each other, I'd say the three who will likely remain in the quarters all have a better chance along with Abu Dhabi and Real. Arsenal probably on the same sort of level as the likes of Napoli, Dortmund and Barca.

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« Reply #4911 on: February 13, 2024, 09:56:14 am »
Bit of over-rating going on here methinks. Arteta hasn't either shown that he can cope with going far in a cup competition and continue doing well in the league, nor has he shown that he has any sort of grasp of European football. Knocked out last season by Sporting (when they were a better side than they are now), knocked out by Olympiacos in his first season, couldnt get past Villareal the season after.

People talking about 'only' being weaker than Abu Dhabi or Real. Inter got to the final last season, have a better coach and are storming Serie A. Atletico have proper pedigree, a better coach and are always a pain in the arse. Bayern still have properly big game players and a coach who is a twat but also has big European pedigree. PSG have huge players and again a coach who has won it before. With Inter/Atletico playing each other, I'd say the three who will likely remain in the quarters all have a better chance along with Abu Dhabi and Real. Arsenal probably on the same sort of level as the likes of Napoli, Dortmund and Barca.

Thats probably true. Experience in CL seems to be crucial as well, look how long it took the cheats to win it, both cheats. I think we ll come unstuck at some stage by showing naivety this season. Should get to the quarters though it would be failure if we dont.

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« Reply #4912 on: February 13, 2024, 10:05:26 am »

'When I looked at the group and who was involved I was extremely surprised (to be invited),' Arteta said. 'These are people with so much experience, knowledge and different backgrounds. But it's fascinatingÖ really challenging, and inspiring.' Enlightening, too. Even if it isn't immediately obvious what Arsenal can possibly learn from rugby or basketball.ď

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« Reply #4913 on: February 13, 2024, 10:05:57 am »
They might do but quality wise you're much better.

Had a quick look at the teams still in it and it's actually one of the weakest I can remember for some time. Even Bayern aren't anywhere close to what they used to be.

The only two I'd be worried about would be Real Madrid and Man City. I can see why some say you're third favourites.

It's a 2 way thing. I agree when you look at the teams left in, City & Real look strongest, teams like Bayern & Barca perhaps aren't quite what they were, but at the same time, given our performance, or lack of in the tournament, it would seem immensely arrogant to say.

I'd rather just concentrate on getting past Porto first. Get to the quarter finals and anything can happen really. 

Bit of over-rating going on here methinks. Arteta hasn't either shown that he can cope with going far in a cup competition and continue doing well in the league, nor has he shown that he has any sort of grasp of European football. Knocked out last season by Sporting (when they were a better side than they are now), knocked out by Olympiacos in his first season, couldnt get past Villareal the season after.

People talking about 'only' being weaker than Abu Dhabi or Real. Inter got to the final last season, have a better coach and are storming Serie A. Atletico have proper pedigree, a better coach and are always a pain in the arse. Bayern still have properly big game players and a coach who is a twat but also has big European pedigree. PSG have huge players and again a coach who has won it before. With Inter/Atletico playing each other, I'd say the three who will likely remain in the quarters all have a better chance along with Abu Dhabi and Real. Arsenal probably on the same sort of level as the likes of Napoli, Dortmund and Barca.

Hard to argue with that. One thing i would say is in the Europa, even in the knockout stages we tended to rotate the teams a bit. Was it arrogance, or lack or priority, i'm not sure.

I doubt we'd do the same in the Champions League.
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« Reply #4914 on: February 13, 2024, 10:08:40 am »
"Mikel was a beautiful presence", said Buffalo Bills coach Todd Drucklehaus, "He brought his intense knowledge about facial collision simulations to our table as well as his life-long love for the Glass Bead Game". "And you should see his knife skills" added Scooter Puck, coach to the Ice Hockey giants the Minnesota Twats. "We finished with a barbecue and Mikel threw a sack of road salt on the beef and started attacking it with his scimitar".   

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4915 on: February 14, 2024, 08:38:44 am »
I think we also score many set piece goals because we force a lot of corners and free kicks in the final third. Everton have the second most set piece goals, however im willing to bet their ratio might be higher.

 Its always in swinging too. Saka/Odegaard as the left footers from the right, and Rice/Martinelli/Trossard as right footers from the left. We dont rush either; Arteta sits down and the set piece coach Nicolas Jover takes the position as manager for the duration of the set piece, the time delay and the fact Jover steps out to the front while Arteta takes a seat adds to the theater. Is it gamesmanship and mindgames? I've likened it to the strategy of subbing your reserve keeper in during a penalty shootout, the mere effect of doing this might affect the opposition players in thinking this keeper must be good at penalties if he is being subbed in for the shootout. We dramatize set pieces and given our growing reputation as set piece specialists, I wonder if the defending team is being out under pressure by our set piece 'routine'.

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4916 on: February 14, 2024, 08:42:50 am »
I think we also score many set piece goals because we force a lot of corners and we have a team full of cheating divers who constantly fall over to win free kicks in the final third. Everton have the second most set piece goals, however im willing to bet their ratio might be higher.

 Its always in swinging too. Saka/Odegaard as the left footers from the right, and Rice/Martinelli/Trossard as right footers from the left. We dont rush either; Arteta sits down and the set piece coach Nicolas Jover takes the position as manager for the duration of the set piece, the time delay and the fact Jover steps out to the front while Arteta takes a seat adds to the theater. Is it gamesmanship and mindgames? I've likened it to the strategy of subbing your reserve keeper in during a penalty shootout, the mere effect of doing this might affect the opposition players in thinking this keeper must be good at penalties if he is being subbed in for the shootout. We dramatize set pieces and given our growing reputation as set piece specialists, I wonder if the defending team is being out under pressure by our set piece 'routine'.
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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4917 on: February 14, 2024, 08:45:05 am »
Fixed it for you

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4918 on: February 14, 2024, 10:14:33 am »
I think we also score many set piece goals because we force a lot of corners and free kicks in the final third. Everton have the second most set piece goals, however im willing to bet their ratio might be higher.

 Its always in swinging too. Saka/Odegaard as the left footers from the right, and Rice/Martinelli/Trossard as right footers from the left. We dont rush either; Arteta sits down and the set piece coach Nicolas Jover takes the position as manager for the duration of the set piece, the time delay and the fact Jover steps out to the front while Arteta takes a seat adds to the theater. Is it gamesmanship and mindgames? I've likened it to the strategy of subbing your reserve keeper in during a penalty shootout, the mere effect of doing this might affect the opposition players in thinking this keeper must be good at penalties if he is being subbed in for the shootout. We dramatize set pieces and given our growing reputation as set piece specialists, I wonder if the defending team is being out under pressure by our set piece 'routine'.

Its mighty impressive, there's very obviously an aim to win as many corners/free kicks as you can to use your primary weapon. I remember when we used to play Stoke and they had Rory Delap, and there was just a feeling of impending doom when you gave away a thrown in pretty much anywhere in your own half. Its that same feeling now with you guys getting a corner. With your attacking players not being particularly prolific its very important, Arteta deserves a lot of credit for making you such a fearsome set-piece team.

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Re: The Arsenal Giddy Title Challenge Thread. Warning: There will be Blud, Fam!
« Reply #4919 on: February 14, 2024, 10:18:00 am »
I know we are deriding Arteta for doing this, but if Klopp had hired a set piece expert and that improved our xg but .5 , we'd be applauding him for it.

That said I think I'd be applauding Klopp for shagging my wife.
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