Offical match day thread

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  1. TheBear

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    Yeah agree with all the sells.. Ozil might be hard to shift though.

    Personally I'm quite happy with the 3-4-3 formation. As we seem to go 4-3-3 when we attack.
    Elneny brings more mobility - (as would have Guendouzi) with added defensive stability - However we really need a player alongside Partey who can do more with the ball. The side still lacks creativity more than anything. Unfortunatley Ceballos seems very inconsistent.

    I would love us to sign an Szobolazai or Aouar in January and go..

    -------------------------Leno-------------------------
    ---------Hold/Luiz--Gabriel--Tierney-----------
    Bellerin-------Partey----Szob/Aouar-----Saka
    ---Pepe--------Aubameyang------Martinelli---

    Bench: Saliba, Willock, Elneny, Xhaka, Cedrick, Willian, Runarsson.
     
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  2. TheBear

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    Playing like ****.
     
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  3. TheBear

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    They are upping the intensity but I hope Arteta goes full Berzerker mode at half time. This is a **** show.

    If we loose a 4th game this early in the Season - I give up.
     
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    Sh*t show so far!
     
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  5. cini65

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    How do Lacazette and Willian keep getting games? Dogshit. Auba in the middle. Pepe on the right. Saka on the left. Partey, Elneny and Willock in the middle. 4 at the back. Don't care where villa are in the table, they're ****ing **** and we're playing five defenders at home. Again. How many times Partey or Elneny have it run forward a few steps, only have two options, stop, turn around and have to pass it back to a defender. So ****.
     
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  6. TheBear

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    This is my main issue with Arteta. Its not soo much the tactics, not the workrate but the selections.

    How can Saliba not even get a game? ..but Mustafi is constantly picked even after playing like dogshit.
    I still think Guendouzi would be a better partner for Partey than Xhaka, Elneny or Ceballos.
    Why is Ceballos always played soo deep?
    Is it not worth trying Ozil in the side when we are soo badly lacking creativity? ..even on the right?

    Most importantly.. Lacazette is'nt cutting it, Nketia is too raw - play Auba down the middle!
     
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  7. TheBear

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    ****ing Willian! if he played with any less intensitity - he would be ****ing asleep!!
     
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  8. white_gunner

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    Going 1-0 down makes it extremely hard for our team to get a result against any half decent team.

    we are poor going forward
     
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  9. TheBear

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    When Aubmayang is short on form/confidence we struggle.

    Lacazette doesnt look like the same guy anymore. He's turning into a 1 in 4-5 striker. Not top level.

    Pepe was supposed to be the guy that helped us in this department - but soo far he's not making the difference in the way he should.
     
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  10. TheBear

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    **** me.. We're not making Top 4 this Season. Will struggle to make the top half like this.

    Arteta is lucky there's no fans there tonight. This performance was everybit as bad as the games that got Emery fired.
     
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  11. white_gunner

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    top 4, no.

    but ironically where last season we drew 6 games, this season we are losing 3 and winning 3, which actually results in 3 more points, so we will see where we end up.
     
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  12. TheBear

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    6th-7th.

    This makes 4 losses and its not even December.
     
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  13. white_gunner

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    looking like it, I predicted 5th at the start, looking like we won’t get that.

    I wonder how long Arteta will get. His style of play is not necessarily being highlighted game after game.
     
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  14. straycat_67

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    Well that was an absolute sack of ****e performance, EVERY single player out there tonight needs to hang their head's in shame, utter disgrace!!

    If it had ended up 6-0 it would not have been undeserved by Villa, we lacked, desire, hunger and skill......terrible!!

    Thank god for the International break!!
     
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  15. gooner4ever

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    Uttter **** performance - no desire or press like we had against United, and Grealish is the type of player we are missing
     
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  16. BrunelGunner

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    Villa outworked and outfought us in every possible way - they looked hungrier than us and were sharper than us from minute one. They were winning all the second balls, transitioning with lightning speed and weren't afraid to overload the flanks. In stark contrast, we were lethargic, sloppy in possession, not recovering the ball fast enough and not tracking runners. It was a disastrous night.

    Arteta has to find a way of changing things - if he persists with shoehorning Willian and Lacazette in the team, he will get sacked. Neither of them provide us with anything positive and are dreadful in the final third. Meanwhile we're forcing our best striker out wide where he's getting no chances and is significantly less effective. This 3 at the back has to be switched to because we look sterile going forward and aren't exactly stellar defensively. There's no fluidity when we move forward. No players are getting between the lines to create space.

    It looks like the players have downed tools, which is a worrying sign.

    Not good.
     
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  17. TheBear

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    I dont understand Lacazette.

    We've seen how sharp he can be - he should be peaking as a striker but instead he's getting worse.
     
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  18. cini65

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    Arteta saying that last night was the first time since he joined that he didn't see 'his team' out there. Could be two very different conclusions to take... either (a) we're ****ed as he's lost the dressing room and they've downed tools, or (b) he and they have actually recognised properly that they were ****ing turd.

    At least we don't have him coming out and saying we had spirit and heart I suppose.
     
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  19. TheBear

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    Bit depressing.

    We certainly dont look like a Champions League level side these days
     
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  20. TheBear

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    431 mins since we last scored an EPL game in open play? Is that right?

    Two games on the trot now playing with a back four and we are no more creative. The formation is'nt the problem.
     
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