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  1. Steve Vallins
    2 May 2021

    A thoroughly professional performance considering Newcastle’s recent results .

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  2. GoingGoingGooner
    2 May 2021

    Despite being ahead the first half was pretty boring. Newcastle created nothing and we just passed the ball around. We dominated the second last third of the match and could have scored a couple more but two was enough. I can’t help but notice that we make very few runs to pull defenders out of position and when we do start a run it’s often ignored by the man on the ball…almost as if we are playin with our heads down.

    However, this was pretty much a dead rubber. The match that counts is to come later in the week.

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  3. Brickfields Gunners
    2 May 2021

    WOO HOO , HOO ! A fine and controled win. 3 points and a clean sheet.
    Up the Gunners !

    Meanwhile elsewhere crowds gather to protest something or the other , while Covid cases rises.

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  4. Nitram
    2 May 2021

    GoingGoingGooner

    I’m not sure we were watching the samematch.

    “Despite being ahead the first half was pretty boring. Newcastle created nothing and we just passed the ball around”.

    I’m not sure about that.

    1st half statistics show we had 61% possession. Had 13 goal attempts. 4 on target. That’s one of our best 1st half showings all season. Hardly just ‘passing the ball around’.

    “We dominated the second last third of the match and could have scored a couple more”

    Not sure about that either.

    2nd half statistics show we had 63% possession, but we had just 6 attempts, under half the first half, with just 1 on target, which was just quarter of that achieved in the first half.

    As I say, I think we must of been watching different games because I thought overall it was a decent match and a fine performance.

    However your last line is perfectly correct, Thursday is what really counts.

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  5. jjgsol
    2 May 2021

    I found the whole game boring and uninspiring. AS with all the other games I have watched this season, I could not wait for it to end.

    Against very poor opposition, our weaknesses and inadequacies were there for all to see.

    If this is how you want us to continue to play in the future, then I am sure that Arteta will provide that for you, interspersed with regular games of mind-blowing and mind-numbing ineptitude.

    Arteta is destroying my interest in football and Arsenal, but if his “style” is what you all want, then I am well shot of it.

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  6. Menace
    2 May 2021

    I enjoyed what I saw and most of all I loved the Keeper taking the high balls in the 6yd area like he owned it. We were fortunate to score early and we didn’t go gung ho for an additional goal. We coped well considering it was Mike Dean with the whistle.

    We could have been more aggressive but under the circumstances our play was controlling and
    efficient. It was a good result before a big match on Thursday. I hope Arteta has a good squad to chose from and is sufficiently aggressive.

    I would prefer Ryan in goal – better for my BP.

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  7. Nitram
    3 May 2021

    Menace

    I must admit Ryan is looking impressive, especially as you say the way he commands the six yard box.

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