IS EMERY BROKEN (EVEN BEFORE THE WOLVES’ MATCH)?
@ njk 00:19, **[I would rather have Emery doing his press conference in Spanish so that we can understand him better.]** ——— I’ve read many of Emery’s Spanish interviews translated to English and I haven’t found them illuminating. His ideas don’t follow a straight line and I wonders if he is able to hold a line of thought through. It is troubling that the same seems a pattern in his tactics. When you think you’ve got a lead to his tactics and follow it, it ends in a blind alley. Against Wolves there was absolutely no sense in removing Lacazette before the hour mark as his play was unsettling the Wolves defence. It is tactically obvious that Aubameyang benefits from Lacazette’s ‘chaos’.
@Eris 20:48, **[As for today, I’d like to think that Emery must be a suicidal kind …… in the game where with the side 1 goal up he chooses to take off Torreira and bring on Bukayo Saka. ………. I am all for blood(ing) the kids but, apart from say Martinelli and Willock, I am not a fan of bringing them into league games when we are not in a clear lead]** ——– absolutely no logic in bringing in Saka for Torreira. We were leading but Wolves were threatening. If anything the logical thing was a reverse substitution: strengthen our defending at a small cost to our offense. Of course there was the option of a like to like substitution like Willock for Torreira, maybe for the sake of fresh legs. There is a chance the substitution might have been a tactic of attack as a form of defence but why the 18 year old Saka when Pepe the terror of defenders was sitting on the bench. Eris you needn’t be apologetic about it, but little Saka shouldn’t be the player Emery should be deploying to change our game. What a coincidence that Emery brought in Ozil, Martinelli, Saka (fans favourites) and left out Xhaka and of course Mustafi. Has he come to the end of his wits? Is he a broken man, now being blown about by the wind?
@LE GALL 17:02, **[just want to keep that happy feeling for seeing Mesut play again; he’s not a player, he’s a musician, just makes the ball sing]** ———– and why on earth has Emery kept 0zil of all players out of the squad. Illogical. Against Wolves, Ozil brought intelligence to our midfield. There are two categories of people that operate outside the comprehension of normal folks: the geniuses and the dunces. Am unable to conclude to which category Emery belongs. Am still hoping it’s the former.
@jw1 17:43, **[Never might have guessed this disparity ……. Shots = ARS 10/4 — WOL 25/8]** ——–just doesn’t rhyme with what Emery promised us: protagonist, controlling the game, energy, intensity, structure. Do the words just tumble out, meaningless?
@17HT 17:01, **[Not a lot to get excited about, I fear…]** ——— the typical British understatement, I think.
@TA 17: 57, **[Well that is not good enough, but glad to see others more philosophical than me.]** ———- philosophical interlude. I get the drift.
@Admir 22:44, **[Emery’s birthday is tomorrow. P45 for birthday is what he deserved.
11 games, not a single one in which we outplayed our opponents.
11 games, just once we scored more than two goals.
11 games, we have already dropped more points than Man City had during the whole of last season.
11 games, we have won just four or a little bit over one third.
11 games, we still don’t have Best XI.
11 games, we have kept a clean sheet in just two occasions.
11 games, we have just 16 points yet I have feeling it’s at least five more than we have deserved.
Sack him in the morning]** ———— everything in a nutshell. How I and the players wish Emery can be as brief as Amir.
Already many want Emery out. On my part I want to hang on to hope till the 19th week. Who knows but things might soon suddenly click. Am forever hoping. After all football is about hopes whose flip side is fears. Football is also about pains and ecstasy and capriciousness. So be not surprised if after our next, crucial PL match v the Foxes I am fully with Admir in the growing chorus — ‘Tomorrow will be too late’.
Gooners lets hear of your hopes and your fears.