11 responses

  1. Richard
    15/07/2017

    Yeah good game to get minutes under the belt the youngsters impressed again. They divide a good pressing game and they do like to take players on. Difficult to judge anything other than the fact it brings these set of players up nearer to match fitness.
    Of course there are other things to look at in next two games. I am hoping the youngsters get some game time against Bayern and Chelsea but I’d expect to see more of a first eleven against either Chelsea or Bayern .

  2. Leon
    15/07/2017

    Two teams attempting to play passing football on a rugby pitch which was in poor condition.
    Never mind, they got through, and not a bad match either.
    I didn’t see any criticism of selecting Elneny (as Tony said on the early article) to play in central defence, but if anyone had said he was unsuited for this role I would have to agree, although he may develop into a new McLintock yet.

  3. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    15/07/2017

    OT.
    It’s not surprising to see the 23 year old Spanish Muguruza beating the 37 year old sjoren invested American Ms Williams 7-5 6-0 this afternoon at the All England Club Wimbledon in the ladies single’s final match. With the cenre-court retractable roofing closed during the playing of this match, how can the sjoren infected American Ms Williams get fresh air to breath in? Had the roof of the centre court not closed and there is fresh air to breath in by Ms Williams, would she had not tired out in the 2nd set of match, but performed very well to beat Garbine Muruguza and takes the match to 3rd set?

  4. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    15/07/2017

    Hmmm. I think the WSW defended stubbornly during the 2nd half of this match. And in as much as the Gunners tried to break through it during the last quarter of the match, they couldn’t as the WSW continued in their stubborn defending. The only time in the 2nd half which the stubborn defense-line of WSW would have been beaten was when Ozil’s bending free kick got through, but hit the post. How unlucky was Ozil and how lucky was the WSW goalkeeper who was beaten to the save of that free kick?

    Yes, the young Gunners of, Nketiah and Willock who Le Prof introduced into the game in the 2nd half gave a good account of themselves as they’ve shown they were full of energy. And were quick to the ball, fast, pacy and agile. But they lack finishing which is their weakness. They can’t finish off whenever they are positioned to finish off. I mean score. Scoring is the most important aspect of a striker’s or midfielder’s job. If they don’t score, how is their team going to win a match? In this regard, I will implore Le Prof to hold on tightly to all the young Gunners he played in the 2 games of their Australia tour. They are very good. In fact, watching them playing in the 2 matches they’ve played, I never knew we have such group of talented youth players. All that is left for Le Prof to do now so that they’ll come good totally, is for him to work on their lack of finishing. So that they will be scoring goals for Arsenal.

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    15/07/2017

    Less I forget. Is Le Prof trying to convert Moh Elneny to a centreback? That will be interesting. He played there very well in my own view and even came forward to score a goal for us. But I can’t remembered who was that Gunner that made that fiasco of a back pass inside our box to Ospina which he caught instead of him to kick the ball away or pass it to a Gunner. A fiasco of a back pass that led to WSW scoring their only goal in the match at the 2nd attempts resulting from the free kick they were awarded in our box. I hope it was not Elneny that committed that blunder of a back pass.

  6. John L
    15/07/2017

    Samuel. Back-pass was by Ramsey and not a blunder. Keeper was Martinez not Ospina.

  7. Jammy J
    15/07/2017

    Did anyone see the way in which Giroud totally ignored Lacezette after his goal? Lacezette went to go celebrate with him and he just ran right past Lacezette and gave him the cold shoulder. Giroud seemed to make a point of not passing to him throughout the match. What a shame to see such childish behaviour, from a player that has been so good to/for Arsenal. If he maintains this attitude problem with Lacezette, then perhaps that will be a factor in whether he is sold or not.

  8. Edda1971
    15/07/2017

    Most improved player in 2 days would be Elneny for sure. He didnt look at all comfortable at the back in the first game on thursday, but today he was great. Thank god we have a stubborn manager that knows better than all of us 🙂

  9. MickHazel
    15/07/2017

    Edda1971
    Sorry, but why does playing Elneny at centre back make Wenger stubborn?

  10. Edda1971
    16/07/2017

    Well I have never seen Elneny as a centreback before, and after thursday I really didnt think he had it in him. But with Kosielny out for the 2 first games of the season and Mostafi late back for training I think Wenger wants to see if Elneny might be a soloution. And what i mean about him beeing stubburn is just that, when he sees things noone else sees he sticks with it no matter what. And more times than not he is right…

  11. Brickfields Gunners
    16/07/2017

    @ Edda 1971 – I think AW has lost some of his old stubborness , he did major substitutions before the 70 th. minute ! But then again he did technically wait until the last third of the game.
    Must have come as a shock to many regulars !

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