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  1. Mikey
    24/10/2019

    I would imagine that even if we were to win 6-0 that would give evryone the opportunity to slag of UE because of his league team selection. The more we win by, the more wrong UE has got it wrong in a different context. Yet if we don’t win well, or worse, it will still be his fault.

    This is a total lose-lose scenario as far as the media/blogs/AAA are concerned.

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  2. Gord
    24/10/2019

    How Arsenal Could Line Up against Vitoria SC, and the Mis-firing Sun gets No Click Throughs!

    The Sun is due to lose thousands of dollars today, since Arsenal supporters started a boycott of anti-Arsenal medja.

    In real news, the officials for today’s game are from Holland. Hopefully they are fair, unlike the PGMO.

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  3. FrankA
    24/10/2019

    I am still hurting by the league loss. It has not been a good week. Arsenal why???

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  4. Andrew Crawshaw
    24/10/2019

    @FrankA – simples. Mike Dean

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  5. John L
    24/10/2019

    There is no escaping the fact that Arsenal were poor for the most part at Sheffield United and I take particular note, as always, of Adrian Clarke’s assessment on Arsenal.com

    Despite this, there would have been a very different outcome if the referee had awarded either of the two penalties which might have been given in the first half. Also, can you imagine an Arsenal player committing a foul like the assault which could have broken Aubameyang’s leg escaping with anything less than a red card?

    Sheffield Utd are difficult to beat when we are off-form. Sheffield Utd + Mike Dean are impossible.

    Still, if only Pepe had taken that chance after Arsenal’s best move of the match …..!

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  6. Menace
    24/10/2019

    The sky has cleared in London but it is very cold. Brass monkey weather as they say.

    John L – Good summary.

    Looking forward to a good game tonight.

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  7. Nitram
    24/10/2019

    Have to agree with Menace, good assessment John L

    What I would like to add, given what I believe Sheff Utd could actually of got away with, they pretty much played well within the rules.

    In the final analysis I cant take a thing away from them, we lost first and foremost because of how they played.

    Yes things could of been different if we took our CHANCE but we didn’t.

    Yes things could of been different if we had been awarded one or both of our penalty appeals but we wasn’t, and if I’m honest, which I always am of course, I don’t think the Saka incident was a penalty, but neither was it a dive.

    As for the shirt pull, that is a penalty, no question. Anywhere else on the pitch a shirt pull, no matter how small, is a free kick AND a card.

    I’m sure Dean saw it but even if he didn’t there is no excuse that VAR didn’t. They saw on TV everything we saw and didn’t even revue it.

    Now THAT is worrying.

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  8. Gord
    24/10/2019

    Just trying to see a bit of commentary before having to leave again.

    We are not taking many shots and not getting many of those on target. And according to the stats, we are the only team fouling. Really? PGMO-Holland?

    COYG!

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  9. Gord
    24/10/2019

    How to go Martinelli! Assist to who? haka isn’t playing, of course Mustafi is good for a yellow. Seems like PGMO. Maybe deserved, it just smells.

    COYG!

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  10. Dec
    24/10/2019

    Looks like this Pepe chap might be able to play a bit after all. Credit where it’s due, well done sir.
    Onwards and upwards from here.

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  11. Nitram
    24/10/2019

    Performance ?

    Result ?

    Who cares?

    Lat’s hope this is the day our new boy hits his stride !!!

    Well done lads. A win is a win.

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  12. WalterBroeckx
    24/10/2019

    Martinelli always seems to have a goal in him. Two wonderful free kicks from Pepe to save the day

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  13. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    24/10/2019

    Arsenal looked to be soft underbellies for most part in the game in their Europa League Cup match at home against Victoria Guimaneas until the 20 minutes to the end of the match when they started showing urgency in their game to equalize the 1-2 goal lead Guimaneas took in the match. And I must say the introduction of Nicholas Pepe into the match to replace Lacazette immediately after he was carded with a yellow did the magic for Arsenal as Pepe’s 2 defining free kicks pulsatingly gave Arsenal a 3-2 3 points victory over Guimaneas in the match. What a pulsating end to the match ignited for Arsenal by Pepe.

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  14. Strus
    24/10/2019

    It seems young players like to be inconsinstent. Willock deserved to be substitutedat half time for the 2m=nd match in a row.
    Maitland-Niles played another poor match in EL in midfield/right wing.
    Tierney has to build stamina, he had cramps at the end. It such a good player, but got roasted at 0-1 many times…
    Martinelli dribbles a lot, not always reasonable choises- he is still abit raw. Took his goal with aplomb and got anonther good chance.
    Guendouzi is now the best midfielder. Far better than Ceballos, Willock, Xhaka and Torreira.
    Lacazette is still far away from his best form.
    There is little pressing in midfield of the pitch. Aanytime Victoria player got the ball in central area, both CB retreated. Sokratis and Luiz made often the same move in EPL, so it is Emery’s style of defending. Wenger style was quite diffrent.
    Pepe’s free kicks were imperious. Both were great placed, both were hard to predjuce and to prevent. It was worth to see the whole shambles -team play almost did not exist in opposition half. Both free kicks came form individual dribbles of Torreira and Guendouzi.
    Chances and good balls came from usual and unsual players. You can expect Bellerin to make some good crosses, but Mustafi did great TB to him, Tierney made another pinpoint cross.

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  15. Menace
    24/10/2019

    What can one say when a team plays so badly & wins?

    There is lots to be sorted out by the coach. Our lads were beaten/passed with ease but their stamina told in the end coupled with two good dead ball goals by Pepe.

    Passing out from the back is still painful. The forward momentum is lacking and reduces confidence in our strike force.

    There were a few bad calls by the officials and the cards seemed to be held back by the referee apart from the one for Lacazette.

    The result must have upset a few spuds who were getting ready to gloat.

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  16. Brickfields Gunners
    25/10/2019

    WOO HOO, HOO ! A realb escape , but then they all count , don’t they ?
    3 more points and we shoud progress. Hope we keep on winning !
    Up the Gunners !

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  17. Gord
    25/10/2019

    OT: VAR and Corruption

    ESPN (world wide leader in being ESPN) in https://africa.espn.com/football/english-premier-league/story/3971255/how-to-fix-var-in-the-premier-league-in-one-easy-step has:

    The Bundesliga went through this two years ago. It decided to implement VAR from its central hub in Cologne. What followed was months of uncertainty and confusion with Hellmut Krug, the VAR project manager, stripped of his role after questions were raised over manipulation. There is certainly no suggestion of such interference in England, in fact it would be the opposite. With so few decisions being overturned, the end result is the same: if the match referee himself is not seen to be making these key decisions, there is a lack of transparency and confidence in the process.

    In Germany, VAR was manipulating events after the fact. In England, the PGMO manipulate the game in real-time. The last thing 😈 Mike Riley wants, is for a twisted decision of the PGMO to be reversed. Hence the “high bar” crap.

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