Ozil has a feedback issue | Will United come for a win, or a draw?

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Why not?

Why not?

I’ve invented a new concept. Imagine this, for the Brits who like to gym, protein milk specially formulated to have in your tea. None of this premixing bullshit. Just a little bit in your tea. I think it’s a winner, who’s with me?

Anyway, what’s going on people? YOU FEELING WENGER OUT STAMP YOUR FEET? Or you feeling Wenger out, throw a BBQ, and do nothing on that Sunderland game day?

I feel like the response to offering up people nothing to do for that game has been pretty good. I think almost everyone understood the rationale.

Offer zero effort to a board who has zero to say on the matter of the future of the club. Pretty big statement right there.

BOYCOTT.

How about Mesut Ozil, and that interview with Goal by Chris Wheatley of GoonerTalk fame?

“Some people like me, some people don’t. Some people look at my body language and think I don’t care.”

“But that’s me. I won’t change my body language or my style of play drastically anymore.”

This is what happens when you’re a superstar and you don’t have good people around you to tell you what’s what.

#1 Most people like you, because you’re a superstar talent. Especially Arsenal fans who turned a blind eye to your less impressive credentials and created some weird mythical legend about you

#2 If you choose to ignore feedback, you’ll never hit the heights. I’m not talking from me, but when Carlo A moves you away from Madrid because of character issues, you should work on those issues. When Mourinho calls you a coward, you should look at the broader reasoning behind that comment outside a moment you can write in your book

Here’s the thing, the game is about more than just passing. It’s about digging in for your team. It’s about evolving your special talents to mean something in a modern system.

… but look, if you have a manager who doesn’t recognise how to extract more, then what are you supposed to do? I mean, be self-motivated and seek out ways to achieve betterment, sure, but this is football, not real life.

Big game against United at the weekend. I’m really sad because I’m on a pitch and I have to fly to the west coast. In the UK, if I said…

‘Guys, Arsenal are playing during that time’

They’d be all like…

‘Oh Pete, I’m so sorry, let’s move the pitch. This is your religion, and we respect this’

Over here, they don’t even care.

Still, Gary Neville thinks the first goal will be important. I am yet to read a pundit say, ‘it’s the third one that’ll matter’, but hey, I don’t get paid for my opinions unless it’s how to make a biscuit sound more sassy online.

What will be interesting is how Jose goes at the game. He just beat Celta Vigo away from home, and he’ll be playing them 4 days after Arsenal. If he loses to us, we’re 2 points behind United. If he beats us, he can extend out to 8. There’s a game in hand, but at least he’ll have some comfort. He can’t afford to play for a draw. He needs a win, because his team are very stuttery. So it’ll be interesting to see how he approaches a broken Arsenal literally presenting its jugular for the quick death.

I’d imagine he’ll have seen what Spurs offered to us. They’ll hustle our babies, hit us with pace, try and open us up through the middle, use Fellaini in some horrendous way, exploit the gaps we’ll no doubt leave everywhere, and try to silence a crowd that’ll be ready to tut really loudly when that all important first goal #GNev was talking about goes in after 2mins. Lots to go at.

Gonna be fun. Another must win match for Wenger. If he loses that, expect scenes.

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180 Responses to “Ozil has a feedback issue | Will United come for a win, or a draw?”

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  1. Bamford10

    Protest tomorrow, beginning 3pm. No new contract. Wenger out.
    #afc #WengerOut #NoNewContract
    @Arsenal @pumafootball @Betfair

  2. jasongms

    Santi is light weight and not the answer. I remember the away game against spurs last season, he was absolutely mauled.
    We need an Athletic, ball playing midfielder. The player that Ramsey should have been. Whether he can turn into that or find that form he had a few seasons ago is doubtful, but maybe a new manager could bring the best out of him.. You know a manager that does tactics, formation building and actually instructs the player what is required of him, apart from “play with freedom”

  3. Leedsgunner

    With everything so depressingly going well at Tottenham this season — it still lightens this Gooners heart that when it counts the most, they can still bottle it like the best of them.

    Before we speak of any power shift, let them prove it by winning trophies.

    PS. Well done West Ham.

  4. Jim Lahey

    @Jason –

    “Santi is light weight and not the answer. I remember the away game against spurs last season, he was absolutely mauled.”

    I am guessing you’re not a fan of players like David Silva also?

  5. Bamford10

    Nah, sell Ramsey. He’s finished. Sell Walcott. Sell Ozil. Sell Giroud. Most importantly, though: sell Wenger.

  6. Bamford10

    Jim

    One, David Silva is/was a better player than Cazorla (though note, I like Cazorla). Two, he was always coupled with an athletic Yaya Toure or Fernandinho.

  7. Jim Lahey

    @Bamford –

    There isn’t exactly a giant gap between Santi and David Silva and they both provide the same outlet for their respective clubs. It is no coincidence that we have fallen apart once Cazorla got injured. The team is crying out for a player of his abilities.

    We do need an athletic box to box player, but we also need a player that is capable of retaining the ball and seeing passes that other players can’t, and that is what Cazorla does.

  8. Bamford10

    Jim

    Our whole midfield needs a rebuild. I’d leave it at that. Cazorla would help a little, maybe, but he was never the best solution, and he would only be one small part of a needed three-to-four-part rebuild.

  9. jasongms

    Jim

    Don’t get me wrong I appreciate Santi’s skill set

    But don’t you think that boat has sailed. Relying on a player that is ageing and had an injury forced long-term layoff to consolidate the midfield is going to work.?
    What we need is a younger version of Santi that is more powerful and athletic.

    @Bamford

    I’ve said this many times, personally, I’d hold off critiquing the players until such time as they can work with a manager that shows tactical nous and brings proper organisation to the team. Not just running around to suit themselves as they do now.
    Really the club should be bringing in a new manager now to assess the players and work out what personal he wants to keep /bring in to get the team moving forward. All this bs with Wenger is just doing more damage than good, but we all know this.

  10. jasongms

    Obviously there are a few players that have no future at the club what so ever, Gibbs, jenks, sanogo etc

    But with players like Ramsey, there is a player in there, I just don’t think his skill set is being utilzed and just maybe a better manager could bring that out of him, no?

  11. Samesong

    But with players like Ramsey, there is a player in there, I just don’t think his skill set is being utilzed and just maybe a better manager could bring that out of him, no?

    Ramsey a funny one because he to me doesn’t have a good enough football brain. How much better can he get now he’s like 25-26 now or am I wrong? He doesn’t score many goals and the only excuses are that one wonder season he had.

  12. Dissenter

    I’m tired of people saying” there’s a player in there” regarding our British core.
    That’s after 3-4 years of mediocrity
    We said the same of Walcott for so long a time, look at where he is after 11 years at the club. He’s a lot richer but what has he really achieved.

  13. Danish Gooner

    Today we saw how crap CP really are just because the fat Walrus had a couple of wins against Arsenal and Cavski they all cry “Look at how cerebral Fat Sam is” and he deserves better and then they go and get tanked like this at City downing tools very early and fat bastard have secured his 5 mil pay off,football is a degenerate vastly overrated business and especially the Pl,fat Sam supposedly the new english Messiah,give me a fucking break he is as disgsutingly poor as Arsene.Wenger is often being ridiculed for having no plan B and rightly so but the fat tool is even worsetoday they looked like some sort of conference side,playing some horendeous football and a class act like Pep were never gonna let that rat have three points at his place.English football must get rid of these false messisas otherwise you will never win a World Cup again.

  14. Danish Gooner

    Tony Pulis,Mark Hughes,Fat Sam,Southgate they are at best ordinary but clubs still hire them and wonder if you are a young Ronaldo or Kylian Mpappe and have to be coached by those blonkers,give me a break no wonder english footballers are so far behind.

  15. Dissenter

    A new manager will clear the entire midfield out over two seasons. The personnel is average at best but the main problem is the lack of balance.
    The absence of balance is reflected by the signing of Xhaka. Wenger spent 35 million on a player that he did even know how to utilize properly.
    A good manager will ditch the obvious squares in round holes;
    Cazorla- he’s irretrievable broken, two Achilles ligament surgeries is a sayonara for any top athlete.
    Wilshere- don’t even get me started. He’s been living off that famous Barca game for the past 6 years.
    Xhaka- Yes, I would sell him because he’s slow, cant tackle, temperamental and has the IQ of a baby. He wont do well in England but will prosper on the continent.
    Campbell- he’s already out.
    Ozil- we all know he’s a gifted coward.
    Alex Iwobi- send him on loan to a premier league club where he is guaranteed to play before deciding to keep him or not.

    I’ll give Oxlade, Ramsey and Elneny another year to see if they can step up.

  16. Redtruth

    Danish Gooner
    “English football must get rid of these false messisas otherwise you will never win a World Cup again.”

    You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  17. Boomslang

    Compare:
    Lippi
    Allegri
    Conte
    Sarri

    To:
    Pulis
    Southgate
    Fat Sam
    Pardew

    That’s why England won’t win anything anytime soon.

  18. Mick Kartun

    Wenker said manure is a must win at mirror.

    Its usually the biggest tip when you put a bet against it.

    Well since i was winning the last 2 bet as i posted here, juve 3-0 barca and monaco 0-2 juve, then i will put:

    Arsenal 1-4 Man Utd.

  19. Berg

    I really don’t get this give Ramsay another year and there’s a player in there. What attributes does he actually have apart from a supposed engine, he just jogs around like a headless chicken

  20. Dissenter

    Berg,
    “I really don’t get this give Ramsay another year and there’s a player in there. What attributes does he actually have apart from a supposed engine, he just jogs around like a headless chicken”

    It’s just that he used to be a chicken with a head once and he still turns out useful performances for Wales.
    It’s not feasible to clear everyone out.