Arsenal 2-0 West Ham Utd (15/12/21)

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Ironing Board » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:54 pm

I wonder if Moyes will pull Antonio off at half time?

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by El brooko79 » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:54 pm

Burnley Hammer wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:50 pm
Vlasic for Lanzini and Oko Flex for Antonio. Yes really, I would. It might not work. It might be a disaster. At least we might not look so bloody predictable though.
I thought Lanzini was the only one when any compsure on the ball.
We can't get out as our defence are clearing it or giving it away.

Would almost consider moving Rice into the back 3 to bring it out and Lanzini central.

But need Rice CM and don't want to see Arthur LWB against Saka

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Al Fisti » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:54 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:48 pm
They have pressed, but were powder puff for 40 minutes.
They press impressively and cause us many poblems. Didn't see it in that way neither from City, Chelsea or Liverpool. Think we have been lucky with the 0-0 so far.

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by OFT » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:55 pm

EastEndIRON wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Shame to see the absolute pasting Antonio takes on here

Who will be the next skapegoat, I wonder?

I don't think its that at all, the bloke looks weary both physically and mentally and we have no clear alternative.

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by il_martello_di_genovesi » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:55 pm

We haven’t been great, but is Keown disappointed with us, because we aren’t making it easy for Arsenal to get through us?

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by 3Dicks » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:55 pm

We always struggle with a high press, Arsenal are hounding us all over the pitch forcing errors, hopefully they can’t keep it up for 90 mins.

We do seem to have an annoying habit of working the ball out wide for a cross when we could work on opportunity centrally.

I’d defiantly swap Lanzini with Fornals

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Captain Corelli » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:55 pm

EastEndIRON wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Shame to see the absolute pasting Antonio takes on here

Who will be the next skapegoat, I wonder?

At the start of the match Dawson was being labelled as a “liability”, now he is being lauded as our man of the match :lol:

You just can’t beat the well rounded opinions on this “fan” forum


Mate, you REALLY MUST have claret and blue glasses on! I've supported Mickey thru thick and thin BUT anyone can see that he has been very, very poor recently. Hopefully he'll score in the 2nd half but that won't take away just how poor he has been recently.

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by funky chicken » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:55 pm

Antonio has f*cked me off for so many games now I am actually getting to the point were I don’t give a sh*t if he does pick up a 2nd yellow, or a niggle. That’s how fed up I am of watching him play these past few months.

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by endofthenorthernline » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:55 pm

Maybe we are going for the Ali style 'rope a dope' ?

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:55 pm

wigwig wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:41 pm
There must be a way to pull Masuaku at HT.
'king Arthur?

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by S-H » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:56 pm

The general consensus on here pre match, was that Arsenal were going to batter us ..

And still people are moaning like they expect us to be winning?

Make you're bloody minds up.

Fab and Daws our best players, so far.

Come on you eye-rons, let's do this!!

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by irving boleyn » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:56 pm

bonzosbeard wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:53 pm
We are certainly not the team we were. Europe catching up?
We've lost 3 top defenders !!

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by OFT » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:56 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:54 pm
I wonder if Moyes will pull Antonio off at half time?
Run 'em up the flagpole and see who salutes :grin:

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:56 pm

Our midfield get a free pass sometimes for some reason
The five players between the back four and Antonio have been very poor IMHO, Rice included
They haven't been able to string two passes together and are getting completely overrun by Partey and Xhaka, which allows the wide players (Saka and Martinelli) and Odegaard, licence to really push on - so we are backs to the wall and can't get out...when we do, the midfielders just give it away again

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by floydie_hammer » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:57 pm

Most of our threat comes from the wings and arsenal have already got coufal booked and saka is keeping masuaku occupied. Might be worth dropping lanzini into a midfield 3 with rice and soucek so we can try playing through the middle more.

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by mcan » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:57 pm

IronRhino wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:45 pm
Lucky not to be losing here. Playing like a bottom 4 side, rather than top 4

Need half time badly
If we were playing like a bottom four side we’d be getting turned over badly by now.

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by WestSam » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:57 pm

Our press is poor, only Antonio and Fornals moving forward. Bowen and Lanzini sitting back. If we do win the ball, Antonio cannot hold it or do anything useful. Don't want to slate him as he is our main man. Just want him to click. He is thinking too much. Instinct seems off. I still think we look better with Benrahma over Lanzini, better pressing.
Cmon West Ham :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Billy Bonds boots » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:57 pm

There pressing us well and we're still trying to play it out of the back, we all know Antonio needs a rest this why we needed another striker in the summer, Bowen hardly been mentioned he needs to get more in the game, we seem like rabbits in the headlights at times. COYI were still in it :scarfer:

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by ageing hammer » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:58 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:54 pm
I wonder if Moyes will pull Antonio off at half time?
Thought he was doing that to Arthur, even Warp's mum would struggle with both hands

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Re: ⚽ Arsenal vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by SullySpecial » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:58 pm

Moyesiah won’t pull off both Antonio and Masuaku at half time. He needs to concentrate on his team talk.

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