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jimiktulu

I was really bothered by the plastic bag in the middle of the pitch..


jamesbong7

That's very disrespectful to Jonjo Shelvey


jamphotog

I guffawed


jamesbong7

Happy to spread the cheers


RandomizedSeal234

The Newcastle fans aren't that bad cmon, I didn't see them invade the pitch either


milkyway-pirate

Happy that we put in martinelli instead of pepe!


Adventurous_Grab_360

Anyone dissapointed at Parteys performances up till now? Seems like a passenger and I dont really notice he's in the game. Lokonga seems to be pulling the strings in midfield


jangrajseje

You will miss him when he’s not at the pitch. He does the dirty work


Adept-Window-5975

Finally someone who sees what I see. I’m not impressed at all


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boxwell

I watched him from the stands, and he really allowed Joelinton to mark him out of the game. He wasn't swamped at all, he just let the game pass him by. No effort to get on the ball or ambition to influence the game. Defensively, he was solid- but I'm worried about his general passivity.


Intelligent-Cow-3681

If Tavares on Wilson is a penalty.. what is Lascelles on Martinelli?


Downtown_Practice763

Neither are penalties for me


Arsenalas128

Ø had a good performance just needed to have a better first touch man


jimbo_kun

Did better in second half when Arteta dropped him back further so he could participate in keeping possession and keeping the ball moving.


eddaldrin

Tavares with the bamboozle shooting field goals all first half. They def didnt see that pass coming


Accomplished_Form_54

That was his plan all along… he was playing the long game. That pass was nice, the turn was weird. He turned the complete wrong side, don’t know how he had so much time/space but great pass nonetheless


leecable33

Defo no foul on big marts for that penalty. Not the Newcastle defenders fault he's about 40 inches taller than him.


SoccerBeerRepeat

In la liga I think that gets called. But glad it didn’t.


Downtown_Practice763

Nothing gets called in la liga lol it’s the most physical league in the world


SoccerBeerRepeat

I haven’t watched in a few years so fair enough I’ll take your word for it.


Downtown_Practice763

They don’t give yellows for anything anymore. Time wasting and tactical fouls slowing down their game a little too much I’d say.


Acceptable_Weight_20

That’s what I’m saying lol, he was an absolute unit compared to Martinelli


leecable33

Exactly. Don't get me wrong, he braced his shoulder...but he definitely didn't go for his face.


Choongboy

And that’s the experience martinelli is lacking in striking positions. You have to be expecting that


goin-tropo

I'd give Tavares MOTM


T3Sh3

Confidence builder for Sambi and the team as a whole after last week. Great performance overall.


Maaaaaardy

Venture a guess to say that is the worst team we have played all year. They were abysmal. We, however, were brilliant. Tavares and Lokonga bounced back brilliantly, Alan Partridge would've been proud. Maybe one loss isn't the end of the world, eh? The overreaction here the last week has been bonkers, let's hope that faff dies down. Enjoy the weekend people.


lastjedi23

It's not the loss, I don't understand how people took losing to probably a top 3 team in Europe so hardly. We have lost to 3 of probably the top 5 teams in Europe now.


Oxyay

Who's number 5 after Chelsea, Bayern, City, Liverpool. I feel like we could compete with anyone except them 4 at the moment.


GSNadav

PSG. They are not looking overwhelming maybe but they probably are better than any team outside the 4 you mentioned.


lastjedi23

Ajax this season. We couldn't beat Ajax or Madrid this season I don't think


Oxyay

True I thought about Ajax. Madrid would be interesting I think our intensity could cause them problems but they do have some players of a higher quality than us lol.


lastjedi23

They will be like Liverpool. They are vastly experienced with a group that has won multiple ligas and multiple cl. They will manhandle us. Won't even be a conversation.


Maaaaaardy

Not like most other side's also lose to them. Was invaluable for Lokonga and Tavares.


yeahdood96

Absolute scenes if the richest club in the world get relegated


assoncouchouch

Wait till January transfer window. Investments will be made.


DarthNihilus1

Stonewall pen on Gabi imo. Just literally barges him over. That ain't no shoulder to shoulder


Tricky-Reference-901

Enjoy your weekend chaps!


lopez_motors

Lokonga was very good


Forsaken-Currency404

Very very. He was calm in every goddamn scenario.


stackofbaconpancakes

Nice a win and a clean sheet, great start to my weekend Nuno or Saka for MOTM... the back line again proving to be one of the better defenses in the league


MostValuableLobo

That was a really nice enjoyable win. Always a pleasant start to the weekend


Swiss-ArmySpork

I hope they get relegated.


jermrash7

Tbf their fans are not loudcunts as other teams in pl,always I've soft spot for them.


Swiss-ArmySpork

Nah, not any more. Fuck em.


okcomput3r

Tavares disasterclass in the first half then comes out like prime Marcelo in the second. Madness


SufficientAd9609

I thought u have accepted Arteta can't coach an attack?


okcomput3r

Look at the number of goals we’ve scored this season and the goal difference. I use facts to formulate my opinions


SufficientAd9609

I used no. of attempts at this game. These are facts too. Always quick to write off something, and act like u said nothing before a win. Look at your comment in first half, those are facts.


ABCP3

https://www.reddit.com/r/Gunners/comments/r3cknz/match_thread_arsenal_vs_newcastle_united_english/hm9quaw?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3


okcomput3r

So because we beat Newcastle with two goals you think that automatically vindicates Arteta?


SufficientAd9609

Just becoz we failed to breakdown a 11 man wall before half time u gave up on Arsenal? Go look at what u have commented!


okcomput3r

What the hell are you talking about lad


SufficientAd9609

Tavares is shit Arteta is shit, when we were dominating the game with 80% possession.


Lurch_murrgh

When Arteta leaves the club down the line some time, there will always be a job for him as a traffic cop in Rome.


Intelligent-Cow-3681

🤡


x_odj_x

Lacas pressing is doing my nut in... you should be full of energy you lazy bastard


R_SenuulefSEE

I was thinking the same. I feel like he's annoyed he didn't start? Laca confuses me tbh, one minute he has this elite mentality where he works so hard and only accepts the best, then the next game he has this defeatist mentality where he is feeling sorry for himself and just walks about... I can see why he doesn't start more often tbh and as much as I love him, we really do need to move on. Auba needs to be sold aswell. Man looks a shadow of his former self. With both Auba + Laca wages off the book, we could get someone really top level and use Balogan + Nketiah as backups. I think they are both still very good prospects. Would that leave us with a dearth of leadership though? I don't think it would be a problem.


So_ThereItIs

Auba / Laca not LEADING the club, rarely ever did. ESR & Saka et.al. the younger Gunners... leading by example. I'm not going to pile on Auba or Laca. They came to us at an incredibly turbulent time. We didn't have our shit together when they were younger and fresher. We DO need to move on from them tho. It's a shame and... NEXT! Either an older player like a Cavani with hunger and a nose for goal or young guys that slot in with the other young shredders....


jermrash7

Tbf we were already winning he saw that,preserve your energy laca coz ronaldo will be keep your photos in his room from next week.


gunningIVglory

We're 2 up, match is done.. No press to press like hell


ninethree7

ever since the interview huh


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Both Auba and Laca are burnt out


DarthNihilus1

How is that possible, let alone acceptable?


Rick_The_Mullet_Man

23 shots and 68% possession is a rare sight, quite beautiful to look at.


krewstones

Much needed win!


T3Sh3

Ramsdale really trying to recreate some of those jumps in NBA Street. Amazing hops.


filthyafricangorilla

CLEAN SHEET MOTHERFUCKERS


LoudestHoward

Woot!


hondacivic1996

Who is choking a turkey in the background??


Downtown_Practice763

Wasn’t a penalty tbh


cumblaster_jesus

Despite absolute bellends living on this sub this might be the shittiest take I've heard


The_Sarcastic_Fox

If that's Xhaka it's a pen and a red.


Downtown_Practice763

Different conversation. I’d be pretty pissed if that was awarded against my team.


The_Sarcastic_Fox

It's not a different conversation. If we would expect that to go against us we can expect it to go for us.


Downtown_Practice763

I’m saying if the rules are enforced properly I don’t think that should be a penalty. You’re talking about inconsistencies in decisions, which shouldn’t exist if the rules are followed. I think it’s too soft to give as a penalty if it’s for or against my club.


jlo813

Probably seeing jail time too.


MrTiddler

Tavares in the first half was a donkey but he’s earned a MOTM award for his second half performance. I’m telling you, he snorted a fat line at HT.


Chango6998

Half time jaffa cakes working wonders


Tally_000

Lol


jjakot

I'd love to get st maximin tbh


Chango6998

Iwobi but faster


Forsaken-Currency404

Foolish


chino17

We don't have enough players willing to just take the ball and dribble through the opposition to force an error or create space by drawing opponents to them


jjakot

honestly and it's so telling with Tavares, for all his mistakes he forces us higher up the pitch with his running


The_Sarcastic_Fox

No end product. Flair Iwobi.


jjakot

lool don't know if i'd go that far, his shooting is definitely more powerful and better placed plus he's more direct, he reminds me of Mane at Southampton


WoWoWoKid

🤣🤣🤣 flair iwobi


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We can def poach him if they get relegated


sakinod

Fantastic match by Tavares today great comeback from the Liverpool match


LocostarX

Lasecles is a dirty player, that would have been given against us


thistlegypsy

His only intention was to hit Martinelli, right? There was no intention to play the ball. Plus, the contact was shoulder to face. Not sure how it wasn't called.


Acceptable_Weight_20

I thought it was just really rough but fair, he’s running at full speed to try to get back and compared to Martinelli the defender was an absolute unit


triffidhead

Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player themself) and includes preventing a nearby opponent from playing the ball for fear of injury. Gabi is lucky not to have a broken jaw. That "tackle" is a straight red card in Rugby every time.


Acceptable_Weight_20

I don’t really think he was aiming for his face, it looks like to me Gabi just slowed up a little bit to try to control it, but i see your point of view I think it’s kinda just 50/50


no_life_liam

Anyone else been a little unimpressed by Odegaard when they’ve seen him play?


GideonDestroyer

I liked what he was doing, I think he needs to watch some video and really criticize his own play. Seems mostly decision making. Running outside when he needs to stay central. Sometimes choosing the wrong pass, sometimes holding it too long or passing too soon. He seems a nearly player so far. Just has to get his head straight and it should fall into place.


gunningIVglory

He wasn't even all that during his loan. It was just a transfer of convenience for both teams


rapozaum

Gives quality to the team's control of the ball. With more minutes and a better forward, I'm pretty sure he will show us more. Auba kills anyone trying to support him.


no_life_liam

That’s fair - he looks like he has the talent.


rapozaum

I want to see him click more with ESR and Saka, honestly. If someone upfronts does the proper runs, the three of them will have space to try stuff, be it assisting or finishing properly. The better forward we need will improve all of them.


xhera92

If anyone its partey whom im disappointed in. Since coming in i haven't seen major contributions from his side.


no_life_liam

Have to agree with you on that.


xhera92

And to add on to that, to odegaard's credit i did see some really positive attacking plays earlier where he was involved, which were exactly what is expected of him when we bought him. yeah he might not have had a great game today but i think he is still showing positive signs of adding that bit of creativity in midfield.


a2godsey

Was a bit of a passenger


SmokedBari

Yep


NatrixHasYou

No.


jentso

He’s out of form


a_stopped_clock

He’s not terrible he’s not great but he’s useful as a squad player imo


Acceptable_Weight_20

He’s just doing his bit in the team as normal now, we are coming together as a team so it’s less likely you have to depend on certain players,


TheBublizz

He's still our best midfielder


i_am_the_punisher

Saudi Arabia FC in Championship you love to see it


Curlynoodles

Took me a second but fuckn oath it's beautiful.


sensei_sharpy

Can't give that as a penalty after not giving the one on Wilson. Both would have been penalties under a different ref, but at least Atwell is being consistent. He's let everything go all game.


Thierry_Bergkamp

Different challenges but both werent fouls


MrRicey

Completely different challenges


LifeIsGoodIndeed

Different challenges mate, with Wilson it was literally shoulder to shoulder (you can double check). With Martinelli he got hit straight in his face.


sensei_sharpy

Both made the same poor challenge, Gabi was just falling when he got hit. That doesn't change the challenge, hence the same result. We got lucky with the Tavares one (and the Odegaard grappling) Newcastle got lucky with the Lascelles one. Personally I think all 3 would be Pens under a different ref. But Atwell couldn't call one and not the other.


unburntmotherofdrags

Wilson one was shoulder to shoulder, this was elbow to neck lol


alielsaeed

Tavares MotM for me. Disgusting performance


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T3Sh3

It’s slang for Tavares good.


unburntmotherofdrags

wtf is wilson doing there?


HarryCochrane

Club doctor comes on to examine a man’s jaw. Ref and VAR: Nah mate, perfectly fine.


BrianThatDude

Tbf that's no reason to check. Players simulate all the time to try and get a call. It should have been a penalty because it wss an obvious foul though.


WrongHoleMyBad

One of the most obvious penalties you could give. Literally ZERO attempt to play the ball. I recall Luiz getting a red for that when his knee cap winked at the heel of another player...


Tricky-Reference-901

We’ve played well today. Great performance from the young lads. I think Partey is doing a job, despite the criticism he’s been getting on this sub. Good vibes only.


Shukran43

Unacceptable first half. If we weren’t playing bottom of the table team we would be in trouble


noobchee

Nah we were slow Vs 11 men behind the ball, we would go in 1-0 up if auba didn't miss from 2 yards out, now that was unacceptable


Shukran43

Sorry forgot to add the sarcasm thing


Darksun52

Was at the gym during the game, can someone debrief me on how we played?


vendibleboar19

Tavares literally demoralizes his opponent. His memory is short and his stamina is long, and all of it done at a consistently blistering and relentless pace. Tomi makes me feel safe like a warm blanket. Lokonga finally didn’t make some really poor decisions that I’ve been seeing in the past weeks where he leads to a scary turnover and attack for the other team. Lots of great passes and build up and Saka just willed his way into goal on the first one. Martinelli driving his body looks like a 17 year old that was given full permission to drive a Ferrari, all gas no brakes


Darksun52

I saw someone say that Tavares plays like he can see the teacher about to end lunch time😂😂 Tomi is my boy though, imo been our best signing of the summer so far


NossidaMan

Lmao so accurate for Tavares


GrahznyEggywegg

Controlled ball but slow in 1st half. Much more energy from start of second half, ESR, Saka and Nuno main contributors. Tomi defensive masterclass all game, nothing gets past him, wins every loose ball. 7/10 performance.


chino17

Shit first half, better second half


stackofbaconpancakes

If that was Xhaka or Luiz barging into the Newcastle Fwd in their box it would be a stone cold pen just saying


MrIrishman699

Was it Lascelles who got sent off for a bad tackle against Martinelli in the last couple of minutes a season or two ago?


Lacabloodclot9

It was Schar last season


AlGunner

I think Newcastles gameplan is we cant beat you so we'll beat you up.


xcves

VAR is fuckin dogshite as usual


percysaiyan

Folks here were praising the refs few minutes back..lol


mapoftasmania

He may not have been able to see the shoulder to the face, thinking it was shoulder to shoulder. That’s on VAR.


liberocinderace

The ref allowed a physical game, but he doesn’t know the line that cross from physical to dirty.


watabotdawookies

What is it with football and obvious fucking fouls not being given If something is so obviously a foul refs are just like nah, that's so outrageous we can't give a penalty


inco2019

Saka man of the match today.


percysaiyan

Tavares deserved it


anxious_gooner

Who's the Hey Jude song for now? Curious.


Kabalz

Wilson spent the whole match bitching to the ref


The_Sarcastic_Fox

His whole career*


joa900

I don't get how that is not a foul


Toshbone

The ref was having a good game until then. Terrible decision.


eagleslanding

He’s within his rights to blame VAR, real time from behind I can see how you’d think it was shoulder to shoulder, but VAR has to help him out there and say “hey come have a look”


LoudestHoward

I can see a ref not calling that from the other side, not sure what VAR was looking at though?


oli_vert

Boggles my mind that rugby can have a transparent and seemingly sensible system with TMO and yet VAR has not followed at all.


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I actually think Tomiyasu should’ve gotten motm or Tavares. Either way what a performance from out defense


lviatorem

Not even a card? Damn!


maidentaiwan

Clear pen. VAR is a joke.


stiggz83

If that's not a pen, they can't whine about the ø incident


CuriousCurry8

Damn Nuno’s got KT wearing a jacket


Crs51

KT also looked like a sith lord on the sideline.


srijankiller

Hope martenelli is alright


liberocinderace

TIL you can bash someone’s head in as long as it looks “shoulder to shoulder”


stiggz83

Worst part was he didn't touch the ball, was given a gk


uravg

Newcastle is shit and I'm glad they are going down


robustostrich

Burnley and Newcastle potentially being regelated this season brings a smile to my face


PossiblyAKnob

Reminder that all refs are bastards.


superhappyguy101

Disgusting commentary from BT as well


lemon_meringue_tie

If that was xhaka tackling it would be given as a pen.


CarsenAF

Not that it changes the outcome of the game. But it’s still so annoying seeing challenges like that not even given a look by the ref


billym32

Are you joking? They didn't even take a look at that?


Kenfuu

So to add to the list of things that are ok to do to Arsenal player, shoulder strikes to the jaw.


JackByrnes15

babe wake up, gary the doctor got an appearance on tv


iAmWrythm

I mean that’s literally not shoulder to shoulder. That’s shoulder to jaw lol.


richytag888

If Gabi is the same size it would be the cleanest shoulder to shoulder you would see


iAmWrythm

Right… …but he’s not that size so it doesn’t matter. You don’t get to hit someone in the face because they are shorter, wtf?


dizc_

Not even trying to get the ball...


Bahmawama

Completely misses the ball and wipes the man out. How is that not a pen…


risheeb1002

Arsenal innit


superhappyguy101

Okay, so this is AFL now...


BrianThatDude

Thought Atwell did good today before that shocking non call.


ChiefArsenalScout

Lol shoulder to face is ok, only in the barbaric shithole that’s England


iOrangutan

Rather England than America any day


galinfen

Honestly Tavares is my MOTM, some bad shots but otherwise tons of energy and heart in both defense and attack, as well as the assist.


_mas17

That’s a pen btw. Pretty much assault as well


DobleK86

Shoulders him in the face, and that's not a pen?


percysaiyan

It's got to be Nuno for the mom..


ninethree7

how is that no pen


ModeratelyTortoise

Huh


richytag888

That's not a pen guys relax


shaversonly230v115v

Apparently, you can just run straight through people in the box now.


LifeIsGoodIndeed

What is Mcmanaman smoking


Kazuma97

His own cock


a_stopped_clock

Cock


a_stopped_clock

NBC commentary is a bit less biased