Pretty much agree with every word of this mate.xisstential wrote: ↑Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:52 amProper old school Arsenal performance!!?? It was one of the worst performances I've seen and God knows there have been plenty in the last decade. Against 11 it would have been thankful relief, but a frantic, frightened, cowardly, error stricken performance against 10 men was embarrassing and pitiful.Gunner Rob wrote: ↑Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 amexactly. this was a proper old school Arsenal performance and result. 1-0 to the Arsenal. Brilliant. Would much rather have that than a 3-3 draw we would probably have got under Wenger.Nos89 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:26 pmDon't care about how we won at Watford, we won 3 points and back up in the top 4. Finishing as high up the table we possibly can is the aim, third really isn't a distant dream.
Remember when Arsenal were criticised for not winning ugly but were losing beautifully? Well we won bang ugly tonight and that's what was needed.
The negativity after a positive result is undermining the manager. Look at Ipswich, wanted McCarthy out after poor but positives results got relegated. Under the previous manager we would have lost that but played better football.
good to see the defence improving now too - 5 clean sheets in the past 6 matches. Champions League here we come!
Xhaka is one of the worst players ever to pull on the jersey....he offers absolutely nothing except to give away the odd dangerously positioned free kick with ill judged, ill timed, reckless challenges, that's when he's not bottling out of them completely. The rest of the time he hangs around in the midfield too lazy to get forward on attack or back on defence.
Mykhatarian is just plain shite with no idea where the goal is, Iwobi is...who knows, is there a word for him?? And Mustafi, an ever present danger to the team, a mistake waiting to happen. These aforementioned players are just 4 of the worst, there are others Imo who aren't good enough to play for us either.These are not proper old school Arsenal material, they are dreadful players and Emery's committment to Xhaka and Iwobi makes me seriously question his judgement.
You feel relieved after the final whistle as it's 3 points in the bag but the thought of Leicester and Wolves away overshadows almost everything. Also Palace will be another examination of this team....thankfully it's at home, although I still expect us to be a "leeeetle beet jaded and lacking sharpness in the final third".
No way was that proper old school Arsenal. Only the scoreline was, the performance was truly shocking and there were absolutely no signs that our away form is getting any better. There was a real lack of desire and aggression too. Too many half hearted tackles. Somehow we got away with that one last night.
Some awful individual performances too. Mikhatarian (sp?) is up there with the worst players I have seen at the club. One good game (Spurs away) in his entire time in England, including his time at Man United suggests he isnt going to improve any time soon. He has ability but how long do you wait for him to start producing something?
Ands bad as our defence is, its the lack of chances being created away from home that worries me most. At Everton there was absolutely nothing and last night against 10 men there wasn't much more. And even if we do create something it is usually wasted.
The contrast between our home and away form is incredible. Dont think Ive ever seen such a difference.