Nacho Goes-Real?

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Poor old Unai, even Danny Murphy is jumping in with the two footed special.

“Alright, Arsenal had a tight four and it was hard [to break down] but you can’t play against a top team and let them get so high up the pitch so easily in wide areas, especially with the full-backs they’ve got.

“If you go to Liverpool every year and get done, why not try something different? It looked like a system that had been put on a board and they hadn’t worked on it.”

I think the above is a fair point, but honestly, have you watched Liverpool?

Push up against their pace and you’re fucked. Sit deep against their technical prowess and you’re fucked. There are very few ways Emery was going to get out of that game alive with two ghastly errors from his lead center-back.

It’s frustrating that we have to play second fiddle against teams, even after the manager has blown a huge amount of cash, but the reality is we’re still in a rebuilding process… the deeper worry is that even when this squad is settled, I’m not sure peak-Emery is taking it to the promised land. That said, we’re in great company, because United and Chelsea look frail.

For now though, I’m quite content that we executed a fairly ok game plan, against a world-class team.

Spurs on the other hand are not so world-class. Their squad is under attack from clubs around Europe, their two best defenders have had their heads turned and the coach looks utterly furious. I think most people must realise he’s coming to the end of his cycle, if the players feel that, they’re in big trouble this year.

We have to attack their weaknesses this weekend, there’s no better time to get at them.

Let’s see what Unai has to offer.

In other news, it seems like Monreal is going to be granted an exit to Real Soceidad. Interestingly, the club are apparently going to waive the fee so we can land first option on a number of prospects in their ranks. That’s very smart and again, a new type of transfer strategy we’ve not seen before.

Back to the player. I’d be very sad to see the Spaniard go. He’s been an underrated gladiator for Arsenal over the years. He’s reliable, productive and has always had a superb attitude. I think everyone is a little uneasy that Kola is going to be our left-sided option for at least the next 6 weeks.

Rumours are that Tierney doesn’t join full training for at least a month. That’ll mean 2-3 weeks until he rejoins the first team. Then he has to adapt to a faster league. We could be in need of him, so there’s the risk of a rush and return to injury that sets him back again.

It’d also be great if Nacho was mentoring Tierney.

… still, we’ve splurged an horrendous amount of cash this summer, moving people off the wage bill has to be a priority at some point.

GOOD NEWS THAT HOLDING SHOULD RETURN AFTER THE BREAK.

Right, see you in the comments. x

307 Responses to “Nacho Goes-Real?”

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  1. Gentlebris

    ‘It is not insulting to state that you spend your time rephrasing what others have written to belittle them.
    This is your modus operandi. Take something said out of context and harp on that and pretend that the other person is an idiot for having a different opinion than you.’

    And if someone did a third of that to him he called the police, like he did when his grammar was being put through the grinder by someone here yesterday. I was really shocked he could be offended by what he does to other for fun.

  2. Champagne charlie

    Raptora

    “Wait, wasn’t CC an AKB and Pedro was a WOB? Who would have thought…”

    About as embarrassing a comment as you can make. I’ve disagreed with Pedro previously, I’ve agreed previously too. Same now. This idea we’re in opposing factions therefore never capable of agreeing to anything is utterly bizarre.

  3. Champagne charlie

    “It is not insulting to state that you spend your time rephrasing what others have written to belittle them.
    This is your modus operandi. Take something said out of context and harp on that and pretend that the other person is an idiot for having a different opinion than you.”

    Bingo

  4. Pierre

    RH
    “Pierre if this was happening at Arsenal under Emery we will not hear the last of it from you. A club hiring a manager who does not fancy two of their biggest transfers in the last two windows, Sanchez and Fred, it would have been snide remark after snide remark”

    Classic

    Receding making a snide remark about me making a snide remark.

  5. Receding Hairline

    “And if someone did a third of that to him he called the police, like he did when his grammar was being put through the grinder by someone here yesterday. I was really shocked he could be offended by what he does to other for fun.”

    Wasn’t offended ..just pointed out the fellow was wrong end of ..

    ‘It is not insulting to state that you spend your time rephrasing what others have written to belittle them.
    This is your modus operandi. Take something said out of context and harp on that and pretend that the other person is an idiot for having a different opinion than you.’

    You belittle yourself with some of the stuff you come out with, you do not need me for that. You stated AMN a more well rounded player than Pepe and just now you remember they are not even age mates …what exactly does AMN have gping for him that makes him a “well rounded player”

  6. goonerboy

    Are Liverpool unbeatable at home- no way at all- a team with a strong defence able to compete in midfield could get a result- yes Spurs- not a great team- got a result against City and could do the same v Liverpool who are no better than City.
    Our poor defending, lack of pressure on the ball in midfield – we had kids out there-makes a good team like Liverpool look great-because we give them too much space when we don’t have the ball.
    OK but we know this is our weakness- but if they have a weakness- and it is in their Scouse DNA- it is over-confidence- why don’t we attack?Its not as if
    we don’t have 4/5 top quality attacking players?
    Why the fuck did we not pick a more coherent attacking unit?
    Our attacking was at times clueless. I refuse to believe that with the players we have this is as good as it gets- it just isn’t. We could have done much better against the Liverpool back 4. Our most effective players weren’t on the field!

    We are pathetic away from home and whilst we accept that we will never improve.