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Credit to Alexis, Wilshere and Szczęsny. No DM in Arteta, Mert too slow and Ozil not getting his grove. Our performance today shows many flaws and we'll be very lucky to achieve fourth let alone win a trophy. it was like we had no midfield today, several balls over the top exposed mert's lack of pace.
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This game is reminiscent of so many of our's big defeats in big games last season, with so many more to come this season...
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Yup many more to come inevitably...
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We play at the same pace most games. Weak teams will allow us to be slow and comfortable and play cute passes... but big teams bring the hammer.

I cant tell you how many times ramsey, ozil, and wilshere tried difficult one-two passes in the middle of the pitch when all they needed to do was switch play or turn a defender.

And Im sorry but Welbeck isn't a natural striker. He might improve in the future but so far he is giving us performances worthy of United last season
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I think there are two problem with the team - Midfielders all play very similar game. No energy after city game. Wenger should have rotated the squad a bit more.
We just played a big team on saturday and thought we did pretty well. I agree that we haven't been playing anywhere close to our potential but so much outrage over one game. We had a bad day. Everyone played horribly. Only people I'd say had a decent game were Jack and wojo.

You are judging Welbeck way too soon. He's played 2 games with the team that too against City and BVB. Yeah we know his finishing isnt good enough but give the guy some time
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
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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?
Its one injury per match and that's if we're extremely lucky, you should know the trend by now.
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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!
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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.
Ozil criticism is unfair.I am not saying he isnt playing bad but he is not a wide player. Welbeck, the lone striker upfront had more touches than Ozil. Welbeck had 38 touches while Ozil had 33. The most creative player Arsenal have had the least amount of touches. That is just mad.
Yaldho it aint unfair. Whilst Welbeck should have buried his chances as a striker because its his job, Ozil had no right no be invisible in such a big match. His attitude? He doesnt even look like he cares, lethargy and inertia at its very peak. There's nothing more i can say and i cant badmouth the transaction as 43 million pounds down the drain even though its looking exactly like it. Its painfully unbelievable watching arsenal these days.
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Piss poor performance that is all.
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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.
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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!
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Goonerincali welcome to the Arsenal forum.
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Dont talk about Ozil like that here AikayARS, people don't like it when you critizice their untouchable wonder boy.

The players nor the manager step up when it matters most, the manager is supposed to instil confidence into his players and motivate them as much as he can and he may be doing it but from where I'm looking it looks like he does jack s**t. The players come out and run around like a bunch of donkeys with no real intent, we genuinely looked lost and disorientated today.

Our midfield was getting bulldozed and trampled on today, the amount of times I saw a player run past our midfield and get a shot away with complete ease absolutely infuriated me. I thought Wilshere was our best player on the day and Arteta was probably the worst along with Ozil, he made mistake after mistake and that one time where he let the ball go across him leaving Ramos I think it was on goal left me abosultely puzzled as to why we didnt't buy a DM.
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That's the term AV..."Disorientated".

Truth is, we have a long way to go before being labelled a big club to be contested with because we just don't do it big anymore, we never step up in big games and that's a fact. If Wenger is satisfied with the same mediocrity every season and doesnt see what everyone else sees, then im at a loss and would boldly say we are fckd.

INSANITY: Doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result. Im out.
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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! :)
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so horrible that he didn't give the panelty
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.
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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 :)
👽. NP. Formation still foreign to a lot of us.


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