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So having watched the replay...yeah, we sucked. Let's hope villa doesnt take points for this match for Saturday. We need to bounce back and win on Saturday
I really think 4-1-4-1 can work but when both Wilshere and Ramsey are on form and when we have a solid CDM. Wilshere and Ramsey can keep the ball well but today Ramsey tried too many clever passes when he and Wilshere are better playing a simple game and waiting for the likes of Sanchez and Welbeck to make a run.


My lineup for Villa if Wilshere is injured:

Tex
Chambers-BFG-Kos-Gibbs
Ramsey-Arteta
OX(Rosy sub)-Santi-Sanchez(Poldi sub)
Welbeck

I'm sure Arteta will do better the next game. Just came back from injury.
Wilshere is injured

Insult to injury, or is that injury to insult?
There has been a lot of criticism of Ozil lately but after seeing him today I felt the whole team lacks movement.
Wilshere has been really good so far; but hardly any other player is playing the Arsenal way. Despite the admiration, I think Alexis was poor today. He was trying to dribble past 2-3 players near the half way line when an easy pass was available. Such unnecessary play not only was frustrating for the team but also slowed our game and allowed dortmund to regroup. Even Ramsey is guilty of trying to be flashy in the last few games. Quick simple passes did the trick for us last season. Tricking an opponent player does boost individual players confidence, but hardly helps the team cause at the half-way line. Wilshere has been quick in exchaning passes and playing it simple which is why he is visibly the best midfield player. Ramsey and Sanchez are slow in involving players across the field. We have the players but -Arsenal needs to play as a team!
+5
No one should be singled out in today's loss but when Santi and OX came on you saw the difference they gave compared to Ozil. They spread the ball around quicker and looked to receive the ball (even poldi). Ox also covered Bellerin well.

At the moment though we just aren't gelling and I think the gap between defense and midfield is the biggest reason.
Piss poor performance that is all.
+1
Been following footytube for years now but this is my first post. Frustrating game, deserved to lose but not many teams go to Dortmund and win. The whole team did't show up today so singling out players (Ozil) I think is unfair. Also saying Wenger out is nonsense. Can't blame the man when the players can't put 3 passes together. Sometimes you just have to put your hand up and accept that we were outplayed on the day.
+2
Bro, this isn't about just this game but I've kinda scrutinized ozil's game for and man I'm not freaking impressed. The utter negligence and nonchalant attitude he portrays in these games made me say so. Its fukin unacceptable and he should pick his game up or get fukd. Tonight highlighted another reason why he should sell kebabs on the bench for a while and allow Carzola do his thing then. For fuks sakes we don't need mediocrity at this level, we certainly don't!
+4
Goonerincali welcome to the Arsenal forum.
+2
Is it me, or was the ref just horrible today? Don't get me wrong, I know we were out played and deserved the loss but that ref was giving me fits! He had one big call to make and got it right in my opinion, but it was all the little no calls against us that was really frustrating to watch. I can remember at least 3 against Wilshire that we're no calls, and every time we put pressure on a Dortmund player they went down easy and got the call. Again, not the reason we lost, but really frustrating. I'll be back to rant again soon! :)
+1
I'm not joking when I tell you this, the only thing I saw highlights of was Arsene picking his nose. So what was the formation used? I had said it this morning that a 4-1-4-1 system against Dortmund is suicidal. Please tell me he didn't use it.
+1
Thanks for the welcome. Even if it was that don't think we played any formation really :P. We played like absolute shite, bad day at the office but that's that really. Nothing more to it.

Even I don't like this formation right now as it is clearly not working and it seems to have hindered our attacking ability but Wenger must see something in training or must have something in mind. Let's just hope it comes together soon. Going to be a stressful season :)
Ozil despite being played in a position he might not like puzzles me, are we sure this guy really wants to be here? His attitude is "very questionable".
+3
What a player Modric is, beautiful passing and always gives his all.
What a player Arteta is, beautiful passing and always gives his all.


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