ARSENAL VS EVERTON – DAVID RAYA STARTS!

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Well hello, my darlings… it’s Sunday; we’re playing Everton away from home; tell me why you shouldn’t be worried?

I can’t.

We should be panic-stricken.

Everton – is obviously a terrible outfit, but unfortunately, they’ve been underperforming their xG.

Yes, they have played mostly poor teams. But the people that are actually tuned in… you know, the folk that read the game purely on dataless vibes will tell you this… we could get smacked up.

Everton were handed their own backsides by Unai Emery in the first two games of the season, but since then, they’ve created a lot of good chances, they just haven’t finished. The have a new striker called Beto who used to work in a KFC – he’s on the PL site today basically saying he has no talent but he works hard. Can you think of a better headline to go out the morning of our game?

Going away to Goodison Park when you are Arsenal is the worst type of road trip. Everton willl multiply their effort, we’ll decide we’re shit, and it’ll be a horrible afternoon. Everton, under Mr Dyche, is basically a regen of BIG Sam Bolton from back in the day.

Team news is BRUTAL if your name is Aaron Ramsdale, the English keeper, fresh of an international cap, has been benched for David Raya. I didn’t think the debut would come this soon, but here we are. Aaron hasn’t showered himself in glory this season, it was only a matter of time, now let’s see what Raya has up his sleeve. I’m looking for more saves and better passing.

Eddie keeps his place, Fabio takes over from Haverts, and Big Gabi is BACK.

I like it. What you saying?

Why is a win important? Because every win is important this season if we want to go past 90 points. There are also positives happening at clubs we don’t like.

Spurs were losing to Sheff U, the worst team in the league, up until the 90th minute. But they recovered the game once gifted 15 minutes of injury time. Not cool. The super fun Aussie manager is proving out a reality of modern football > the only way to win with players in 2023 is by creating a great environment to work in. You can’t be a whopper these days. Conte and Jose failed with their managerial vision of misery and this Aussie with nothing more than relatable quips about the working class is crushing it.

We have them after PSV… buckle up.

Let’s talk United.

EtH… the literal last manager the Le Grove comments section BEGGED for circa 2017-23, is deeply in the mud. The man who put discipline first, seems to be struggling. He took the mayo from the kitchen, he decided to eviscerate a player with a mental health issues publicly, and he truly believed banging the table of standards was a good idea… after spending £175m on Antony and Casemiro.

… anyway, Welbz ended United yesterday. EtH, tactical genius, famed for LONG BALL TO RASHFORD thinking, fell to Roberto De Zerbi.

Erik ten Haag has been telling the media over and over again that he is the boss and two year in… it seems like that aggressive behavior is having ZERO impact on the players. Booed at halftime… booed at fulltime. Worst United start in 900 years. Let’s just hope it’s not over too soon. Biggest threat to the rest of the league is United hiring De Zerbi. In fact, let’s be clear, whoever fires their manager first will go for De Zerbi, and that will be a masterstroke.

Since he took over at Brighton they are:

  • 1st in shots
  • 1st in shot on target
  • 3rd for touches in the opposing box
  • 2nd for expected goals
  •  2nd for possession

Liverpool, a team in a HUGE mess, beat Wolves. Let’s be clear: they weren’t amazing, and the luck went their way. Either way. they’re full of goals this season, and Klopp is still a beast of a manager.

Right now I’m watching Chelsea labor against Bournemouth. After spending a billion, Connor Gallagher is their captain, and Sterling is still their best player. It’s such a weird setup they have. Clearly there’s a lot of talent, at least on paper, but the whole thing looks a way off banging. Mudryk still does not look like the player we all dreamed of.

Right, that’s me done, gonna go and prepare mentally for the game. If you want to join us On The Whistle, save your place below.

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Madhu

We should relinquish corners no use

TR7

ESR looks totally lost on the bench, feel really bad for him.

TheLegendaryDB106

Is Wally disguised as Batman? 😂

Useroz

Trossard
1

Goona

Tross the BOSS!

Mr Serge

Cracking gosl

Guns of SF

YES

Useroz

Fuxk you tough guy team

Samesong

Saka assist

Matt

What a goal!!

Dissenter

That was chess

Sweet sweet chess

TheLegendaryDB106

Finally!!!

Well taken by Tross the Boss!!!

Lovely!!!

MidwestGun

That a boy Tross!! Whew we needed that!

Danish Gooner

Bossers

Un

Yeeeeeah
Saka with the assist
My boy Leandro back with a bang
Fuck yes
Saka already looking better with Jesus on

Gonsterous

Get In!!! Trossard to the rescue!!!

Chris

Odegaard pre assist and dictating our attack again, what was being discussed this morning

gunnerman

Beautiful technique. Van Persiesque

Un

Greta first time with his weaker foot
He should be starting Wednesday

Madhu

What a finish from Trossard. My word . Now dont screw up keep attacking

TR7

Viera and Trosaard involved in the goal, two players overlooked for accomodating Harvertz.

Useroz

Need the 2nd and 3rd now…. no kidding

TheBayingMob

What a finish …

Danish Gooner

Bossard

Dissenter

It was like trigonometry 101, all them triangles

rollen

Bossard!

Un

ChrisSeptember 17, 2023 18:01:33
Odegaard pre assist and dictating our attack again, what was being discussed this morning

Chris
😉
You know it mate

TT

The Bossard!!!

Jamie

Bossard let’s go

georgia boy

TROSSY POOOOOOO

Matt

Please let’s not do what we have normally done this season when we have gone a goal up. Realistically there is probably close to 30 minutes left in this game

Little Mozart

Bossard

Useroz

Pin them down in their half
Dont let then fool around in ours

Guns of SF

Mid you dont get USA on cable tv?

Wardo

Good goal

Now let’s not bottle it and defend for the rest of the match

Luteo Guenreira

What a finish by Trossard. I’m sure he’s felt a little frustrated with his performances and lack of playing time after a great preseason, you can see good it felt for him to knock that one in.

rollen

Don’t fall back, keep attacking.

MidwestGun

Guns SF yep I do .. I stream through YOutubetv.. but it is behind comments some.. I even checked to see if I could fast forward.. haha

Wegotsupermik

Yes we need to keep attacking now and not do the usual thing of spending the next 20 mins wasting time – which just works up the away fans and leads the refs to add on 10 mins injury time. There are more goals here.

Samesong

That reverse pass from Oden

Montana Gooner

Lost electricity and missed the beginning of the half. Looks like I didn’t miss much. Nicely taken Leo.

Useroz

Trossard should yell at Vieira to leave it

Samesong

Trossard should yell at Vieira to leave it

Can’t say that.

Gonsterous

Apparently we have scored 16 goals from corners since the start of last season. That’s a good stat.

Get my boy esr on the pitch.

MidwestGun

Second goal would make me feel .. a whole lot better.

Useroz

Oh …Jesus.. nearly

Useroz

Fuxking slow in taking shots….oh my

Gonsterous

Cmo Viera… game is opening up now…

Guns of SF

Nice attack

Madhu

Omg

omar

Its all good when the opposition isnt looking to score. We all know how shit Arsenal is at defending, so now Everton has no choice but to look to score, expect a nervy 30 minutes.

MidwestGun

Dang… goal mouth seemed like it was gaping open.

Gonsterous

Should have feint the shot. Cmon now !!!

andy1886

If that had been Eddie through on goal people would be losing their shit..

Useroz

Don’t defend for 10+ mins. Jesus

MidwestGun

Might be time to get Zinny off.. lock it down some.

Luteo Guenreira

Odegaard should do better there. So many options

Dissenter

Why not just give ESR a run out for a few minutes

Havert’s had his chances

Gonsterous

Ffs kai is back.. why can’t ESR get game time???

TR7

Arteta will give everyone game time except ESR.

andy1886

If Arteta decides to try and protect 1-0 rather than counter then he’s learnt nothing.

Dissenter

Feels like we took off two players that gave us control for two players that don’t

Samesong

Havert’s had his chances

I often agree with you but Havertz is better off the bench and is defensively better.

MidwestGun

Will probably be a lot of injury time.. as per the usual now.

Useroz

Arteta had to Kai it… can’t help himself

TheLegendaryDB106

This is bonkers…. why Kai???

What has ESR actually done to not get any game time at all??

Mystifying.

Madhu

ESR and Riess could have got few mins

psuedo warrior

Vieira really should be scoring that. Really can’t understand how professional footballers miss open goals from so close out

Mr Serge

Kai is on for physicality

rollen

Different standards of reffereing for Arsenal and other team.

Mr Serge

Height when they have corners

FB

why can’t ESR get game time???

Because this is not pre school where everyone gets a go to play

🙄

Davedale

Why do we play like this after we score…..we play around with it really slowly at the back which only invites the opposition to squeeze further forward I just don’t get it……

Goona

This is fucking sloppy

MidwestGun

Come on Jesus calm down dude.

Guns of SF

ESR should ask to be sold
Heart breaking to see this ongoing BS

Wardo

Why is this such a hard game.

Nervous and I shouldn’t be

Goona

@guns its ridiculous ESR can’t get on bloody stupid

Useroz

DavedaleSeptember 17, 2023 18:17:10
Why do we play like this after we score…

Have to come from arteta instruction?

Dissenter

Game’s still on the line
Tchaikovsky should be getting a yellow for that he’s been fouling repeatedly

TR7

“Because this is not pre school where everyone gets a go to play”

ESR is better than some of the players getting much more game time than him. For some weird reason every other player in the squad is ahead of him in the pecking order.

Gonsterous

FB

You want players to be fit and make an impact from the bench, you keep them match fit by giving them game time. Not expect them to show up once in 5 months to try to do something in a game. Kai has been given time to show his worth, it hasn’t worked out, give someone else a go.

Goona

We go one up and fall asleep evert fucking time….

Useroz

Only 4 mins fergie haha

FB

I imagine you lot, Goona GunsSF et al have all seen ESR in training on a regular basis

Shut up

MidwestGun

If I’m being perfectly honest Raya makes me feel calmer.. haha And I know he has barely even needed to make a save. Just his body language I guess.

Nice only 4 mins.. guess I was wrong about the long extra.

Useroz

Ffs Gabriel boot it upfield

Dissenter

Simon Hopper needs to take a dump
That’s why it’s only 4 minutes of stoppage time
Man’s gotta do what he’s got to do

Goona

@fb…tool! If he’s not capable he wouldn’t be on the bench would he?

Useroz

Take your time…

Matt

Jesus needs to stop all this rolling around as soon as anyone comes near him.

Gonsterous

FB

Please get artetas cock out of your backside and get some perspective, please.

Dissenter

Mid
Yea, Raya seems more controlled in every thing he does

It’s a shame because Ramsdale wasn’t bad either

psuedo warrior

It’s amazing how Arsenal can put together a gazillion passes when game is 0-0. But struggle to keep it together for 10 passes when leading.

Always found this bizarre with Arteta team

Useroz

Corner… last one hopefully

Useroz

Fuxking 3 points

Dissenter

Everton fans have perfected the art of leaving the stadium early

They know out to empty those terraces quickly

Wardo

COYG

I really really REALLY hope Everton go down this season !!!

The add nothing to the EPL

TR7

Ramsdale wasn’t that good for Arsenal Dissenter

MidwestGun

Jesus knows how to kill off a game though… Brazilian dark arts. must have wasted at least 2 mins.