Arsenal Singe Foxes Fur.

A solid Arsenal win really nothing to get over excited about but plenty to feel reassured about. The person who probably got the most out of it was Arteta. These games are supposed to give us a glimpse into the future and yes some fringe players got a few minutes game time but it was clear that the future for Arteta went no further than Monday’s game against Liverpool, by the end eight of the eleven starters for Liverpool were out there playing in their usual positions practicing for Monday night’s clash. Nothing wrong with that of course, only a few tweeks will be made to the team that finished last tonight. The bigger fish that Mikel is frying is of course a Champions League spot for which he will be judged a success or a failure at the end of the season.

Leno: will be on a hiding to nothing for some time to come as he is compared to Martinez, I still felt worried every time he had to catch something high but solid as ever on the ground. 7

Kolasinac: best game for a while which is what we need if Tierney doesn’t make the start on Monday. 7

Luiz: commanding, oozing experience, the best player on the pitch by some way. 9

Holding: not surprisingly so much more reassured when he has Luiz next to him, will start ahead of Gabriel on Monday. 7

Maitland Niles: just when you think he has a chance of taking that RB slot we are reminded that he is not a RB, moved to the left late on and was solid as a rock, will start there ahead of Saka on Monday. 6

Elneny: solid performance without setting the game alight, good back up player.
6

Willock: did you know that he joined the club when he was just four and a half, think about that for a moment, it boggles the mind? Sadly I can’t see that going past next season unless he makes an improvement of Martinez proportion. 5

Saka. The bar is now quite high for this player; he shone in the first half but drifted in the second, more is now being expected. 6

Pepe: goodness we have overpaid for this player, FGB predicts he will be the player of the season, I hope so but there seems to be some way to go. 5

Nketiah: got his goal but, but, but, I want more, I want better hold up play, I want more speed on the break, the boy still has a lot of work to do. 6

Nelson: it was good to see Reis given an opportunity to come in from the left; he looked a lot more reassured than when shunted out on the far right. 7

15 Responses to Arsenal Singe Foxes Fur.

  1. LB says:

    A few words just to change the page.

  2. LBG says:

    98% agreement from me, LB. Think I was happier overall with the performance than, perhaps, you. Felt we pinged the ball around more effectively without X and ( to a certain Dani). Elneny is much better than X, at keeping the ball moving, turns BOTH ways, and is certainly closer by far to Bolt in movement!!)
    Thought Willock was better also than your ranking, and in particular seemed to hold shape better than recently.
    Other than that, as I immediately reacted quite content myself. Now for the Pool ( and its Gerry Marsden’s birthday.🤮

  3. RC78 says:

    Thanks LB! I also mostly agree with your grading 🙂

    I would give an 8 to Luiz and a 8 to Saka a 6 to Pepe and a 6 to Holding.

    As for Pepe, he grew into the game only in the second half and he really needs to use that right foot of his…That said, he unlocks the game with his run so I think a 6 is fair 😛

    As for Holding, I believe all their chances came on his side and for sure AMN could have done better but Holding is not great in one on one situations. On the other hand, Kola did very well.

    I m missing Martinez though, I must admit.

  4. fred1266 says:

    Nicolas Pepe vs Leicester City

    Eddie vs Leicester

  5. jjgsol says:

    I did not see the game so cannot comment on it.

    However, is 4 shots on target against the Leicester 2nd team and 3 against West Ham good enough?

  6. LB says:

    jj

    That question and many more like it will be answered on Monday evening.

  7. LBG says:

    Poor old Chelski! Come on the Baggies!!

  8. LBG says:

    Lucky old Chelski.

  9. fred1266 says:

    Yea

    Chelsea, United and Everton were litterally given there wins today

  10. fred1266 says:

    there has been alot of talk from a former player saying we should sign Dele Alli, what your all thoughts on that

    personally i have a bit of dislike for spurs and all there players but not disrespect put think he has been overhype just because he is English,

    Thus far has had one good season and still getting all the accolades for that year, so not sure why dey think he would fit our squad or would he?

    if i am to take any spurs player would be Son

  11. fred1266 says:

    not a spurs fan but that hand ball was bullshit

  12. LBG says:

    Fred
    NO Spursey players, thanks.
    Very clear and obvious handball……and I havent even watched it!!🤣

  13. LB says:

    One of the clearest hand balls you will see all season.

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