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Arteta hasn’t built in proper squad depth, hasn’t built a proper squad. He thought Tavares was satisfactory back-up for injury-prone Tierney; he isn’t, and it was naive to think he would be. He thought Lokonga & Elneny were satisfactory midfield depth for Partey & Xhaka —
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Fantastic finish from Jesus. 1-0, Arsenal. #afc
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"Is it a duck or a rabbit?" — Mikel Arteta You have to be kidding me. #afc
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This remark from Edu is a bad sign. The basics of his job should not be exhausting to him. #afc
Edu Gaspar: “It’s a big, big, big responsibility to find a player, a process to find the right player. Talking to the finance, talk to legal, talk internally, talk to Mikel, talk to the board. I started to be really tired! I lose a little bit of hair! This is me.” [Amazon] #afc
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Ten Hag has some dilemmas to resolve, problems to solve, no doubt. Will he make the right decisions? Will United sign a CF and CM before 9/2? Will Ten Hag manage to shape #MUFC into a good team this season? Hard to say, but he has a big task and it will be interesting to watch.
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2-0 to Brighton at Manchester United, Pascal Gross with his second goal! #BHAFC playing like the slick, well-oiled machine that they are. #MUFC playing like a team at the start of a new project and not looking comfortable at all. Peak Potterball. Cristiano Ronaldo warming up.
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Palace need a proper Gallagher replacement, need a CAM. Eze is a very good player, but I don't think he can fulfill that role at the moment. Palace should sign a CAM and start Eze wide ahead of Ayew, IMO. #cpfc cc: @BackOfTheNest @patrickeagles15 @holmesdale_road @RedNBlueArmy1
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To take the next step, Saka needs to improve his shot, the power of his shot, needs to look to shoot more. He has dribbling, intelligence, combination play, but he needs to develop the ability to score from 20 yards out, needs to become a goal-scoring threat in & of himself. #afc
Arteta's post-match comments are dishonest. “The disappointing thing was that we didn’t score more goals b/c we had so many opportunities and we looked a real threat." This is nonsense. Arsenal's xG was 1.46 (Palace's was 1.23) & Arsenal were a non-entity in the 2nd half. #afc
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Both teams had 10 shots and if either team could complain that they should've finished more of their chances, it would be Palace. An honest manager would've said that while he was happy with the win, Arsenal need to create more chances and need to keep Jesus better involved. #afc
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Crystal Palace (1.23) 0-2 (1.46) Arsenal
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I like Martinelli, but he isn't dangerous enough, isn't productive enough. If Arsenal want to finish top four, they need a better wide right forward. #afc
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Also, Jesus looked great in the first thirty minutes, but he was completely invisible after that. To finish top four, Arsenal need Jesus to be involved and central to what they're doing for the entirety of the match. #afc
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2-0. It looks like Arsenal will get a result here, but let's be clear: there has been nothing convincing about this performance whatsoever. #afc
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One good set piece, Saliba excellent, a good save or two from Ramsdale, a deflected second goal, but little else. This was not a top four team performance, and Arsenal do not look like a top four team. #afc
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Poor from Odegaard. Needs to just finish that.
Great tackle from Saliba.
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Jesus looks fantastic. Great on the ball, great movement, a livewire.
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1-0. Arsenal continue to be good on set pieces.
Two bad passes from Ben White. Within two minutes of one another.
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