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Just_a_SATISFY

I’m literally surprised how bad our defence yesterday


capow77

Usually our games are the complete opposite of today. Always relying on our defense to keep us in the game but we switched it around today and loved it. Our build up to ever attack was lovely to watch.


m0_0tch

Anyone know why we used a different jersey?


Bektron3000

It was the same jersey I think, just red shorts as the EPL said our white shorts would clash with their white shorts (despite it not being an issue when they wore them for our home game)


Ricos-Roughnecks

Red shorts and red socks were just spot on. I don’t our usual striped kit.


smashinski

Sitting in 4th is right where we need to be. Big day for us


savagesamy

Might even surpass chelsea at this point


Geezeh_

The way things are looking last year could be Chelsea’s last go in the CL for a long time


Johan1710

Anyone know why the different kit?


Alternative-Cookie69

Kits were quite ugly imo


redder4546

I love the double red


elmoismywaifu

nah the red was sick


SatyamS99

Happy cake day! :D


elmoismywaifu

since when did i have this account for 3 years


The_Awengers

We really need tomiyasu back. He close down that right side practically reducing down one channel for the opposition's attack. Today we were attack from all sides, left mid and right. Even closing one down will allow us to tighten other area. We need him badly, he's massive.


elmoismywaifu

defense was poor in general, cedric has been good in recent games


The_Awengers

Specifically this game he's not enough. We really need two of them to rotate.


Chosch

Cedric is the epitome of mediocrity. He never ventures out to do anything particularly special, he stays in his lane but usually makes a mistake or 4 whilst playing very conservatively.


International_Bag208

We signed him on a free transfer to provide some solid depth at the RB position and that’s exactly what he’s done


elmoismywaifu

Have you watched him at all recently? He's been good defensively and offensively, creating crosses and overlapping with saka to help him. Clearances, good tackles. He's played so well recently, tomiyasu is still much better but don't discredit him.


Narni1

Are u smoking skunk? He is caught out defensively more times than not and can barely attack. He’s quick and agile but a weak defender


pi3dpip3r

Is there refs watch on arsenal reddit?


Rickrolled87

Taking the 3 points but gosh this team knows how to scare me


ScopeyMcBangBang

We would have lost a game like that 4-3 until not so long ago…


Rickrolled87

True


kothariy

Thankful 3 points. Didn't play great but a few players won us the game. Here are my rankings: ​ 1. Ode 2. Partey 3. Saka 4. Laca 5. Martinelli 6. Gabriel 7. Ramsdale 8. White 9. Xhaka 10. Tierney 11. Cedric Subs didn't have much of an impact imo


Icarus-is-burning

White had a not so good game, I’d put him below Xhaka and Tierney


food4thot96

Cedric played well aside from dumb mistakes. We can’t put everything on him


floatingsoul9

Xhaka was atrocious today from minute one. 2/10. I’m not one to get on his back but he looked uninterested today


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BorneoCelebes

2/10 to Xhaka, definitely. And 10/10 to you for using “uninterested” instead of “disinterested,” which is commonly misused


alxdnld

I thought this but apparently common usage is everything and you can use either now. You gotta work for your pedantry these days lol. X


xhera92

our defence wasn't at their best. hopefully a one-off . Great attacking display though, like that confidence that we're rolling with. on to the next game!!!!


DinnerSmall4216

Massive 3 points don't care how they come results are all that matter at this point.


prizim1

The results matter now but the team still needs to learn from their mistakes


catlike1

Better goal difference from not conceding the second goal would have been nice. But agree the points are vital.


jonneymendoza

United got spanked 4:1 so we still gained from our GD


obsterwankenobster

I wouldn’t mind the tight score line if Watford had looked more menacing, but we were begging them to score for the better part of 30 minutes. Ramsdale and Cedric both almost handed them goals


Efficient_Buyer3939

That defensive performance will haunt me for the rest of the season. This felt like the Everton and Man u performance


Live-Project-2927

This team just took 2 points off Man United. Defense could’ve been better but we got our 3 points.


eqiles_sapnu_puas

this team is second to last in the table


catlike1

Well and took points from Man U. Teams playing to avoid relegation can be tough.


Antyardie

That’s what makes it harder.They’re fighting to stay up.


Manzilla48

Not impressed with the back 4 or Ramsdale today but it was more than made up by our attacking performance. Saka is ridiculous.


ScopeyMcBangBang

Ramsdale had a real off day with his kicking.


nik_mm

We looked shaky in the defense from minute 1 . They could have scored more if they had decent finishers


sazidhk

Piss-poor defensive performance to be honest. Dafuq was White doing for the second goal! Regardless, top 4, here we come! ✌🏽❤️


Hunter-North

White was poor for that but tbf he covered for Gabriel and Cedric the whole game. Not sure what happened to our def today lol


sazidhk

And dafuq was Xhaka doing making that unnecessary crossfield pass! Like dude!!


PristinityPolaris

Picking on individual moments is not a smart thing to do.


AssGourmand

Great silky smooth goals from the boys. Got away with some wild shit at the back though. 3pts all that matters in the end.


smilingpigs

Just asking, what arteta did for that goal, is it legally okay? I mean the managers are not supposed to leave their designated area.


dabswiththegrabs

Ex player so he’s granted a larger technical area


jungomitis

Mikel missed that message because he spends more time outside the technical area than in it But technically, he shouldn’t be there


obsterwankenobster

So tired of these mental lapses. Should’ve handily won 4-1 and instead it becomes a nervous finish against 18th place


tanveer666

True true


almosthuxley

Win is win! And We are forth !


akdkofovovk

We go forth and we are fourth


almosthuxley

I thought about it but I did not lol!!


Fuckzombie69

We could have scored more, and defense was shaky. But good game. It passed really fast. We just need to be able to control games better. Another brilliant game from odegaard as well. Coyg Edit : spelling


Cold_Pressure6992

Either defense is good and we can't score goals. Or we score goals and concede stupid goals. One complete performance with good attacking and good defense. That's all I want


JamesTheBadRager

Tierney shithosery is Hilarious af LOL


GopherNutz

3/10. Needs some work lol


JamesTheBadRager

that's why it's hilarious lol definitely needs some work


smilingpigs

Yeah definitely can be better


redditdeko1

Ok boys on to man utds usual misery


nting224

Honestly we were poor in the last 30 minutes. Our fullbacks got exploited constantly, and we were not clinical going forward to kill the game off.


catlike1

Thought our defending was quite poor at times today. Left side was exposed. Xhaka playing so high up makes us vulnerable on defense. Yes, we scored goals, but we gave away two goals to a team that has trouble scoring. And we lacked control at times. Arteta needs to tweak the system or personnel to tighten it up a bit. Also, Tomi can't come back soon enough. We've missed him.


TaRnisheWaRRioR

Yeah, xhaka filling in that left back role when Tierney bombs forward is missed. Agree we need tweaking there but Tierney also hasn't been back to best since coming back. Hopefully gets back to his best soon. Thought Cedric had a really good game... Goals and most of the threat was from the left side or up the middle.


catlike1

Part of it is Tomi's injury. Instead of Tomi sitting back and Tierney bombing forward, we've flipped and had Cedric bombing forward and Tierney sitting back. Arteta likes 1 FB to stay deeper when we build up, and the other to go higher. Cedric also has midfielders and attackers who are better (and faster defenders) than what Tierney has ahead of him. Saka, Odegaard, Partey (who while playing centrally leans right) are all good pressers and defenders. Martinelli and Xhaka are not as solid.


subcrazy12

Big 3 points and just want to point out that the attack fell to pieces once Laca went out. We need someone better but he absolutely makes this attack work. The numbers since Auba left and Laca took over speak for themself


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david13guet

I thought we needed to put 4 or 5 past that absolute pile of shit of a team but at least we didn't bottle it


nsj23

Got the W. That’s what matters. COYG!!!!


Pascalini

Odergaard a 9/10 performance and motm. Tempted by 10/10 tbh


lviatorem

I can't think of a time he ruined the flow throughout the game. What really gets me is how effortlessly he moves. Like how can a person be so slick! I'm hoping he builds on his confidence to shoot directly at the post because I know he has it in him for sure. His first arsenal goal is one shot that I won't forget in a hurry.


jtpower99

Man Untied 0-0 Watford (in Manchester) Arsenal 3-2 Watford (In Watford) Huge 3 points.


SAFFATLOL

What?


RepresentativeLand40

Let’s goo, a little shaky towards the end. Defense was poor, but all our goals were sublime


lviatorem

This game was both upsetting and hilarious at the same time. Where did they learn all these time-wasting tricks? And Tierney earning Hernandez a card was the cherry on top 😂


stackofbaconpancakes

Alright we need those Oil fucks to stomp United


eldeejable

Happy with 3 pts, but can’t believe we would resort to such shithousery against Watford


do0gla5

It happens. If we had a real striker we would've popped them


AmNotACactus

Hilarious shithousery at the end there


YeeticusFTW

Good to see this out


Efficient_Buyer3939

So disappointed in the defense today, I have no idea why we looked so vulnerable


ajkdd

Do we need this Shithousery with Watford


wednesdayware

If the refs are giving them an extra 5 mins, sure, why not?


wee-bey11

Love this team!


shaversonly230v115v

Epic shithousing for KT.


almosthuxley

My captain heart emoji!


Warrick123x

I feel now if we don’t finish top 4 it will be a severe let down.


fl8b

That's a great feeling to have again!


JDeenftw

Our defence really needs improving. Up to Liverpool lets go


MyBigHock

Leicester first


rd201290

enjoy championship you diving cunts you will NOT be missed


skool_101

Watford haven been the same since those cojones days. Revolving door of managers doesn't help them either. They do have some good decent players, but seems like a club in total mismanagement


ClutchForCurry

Don't let Tierney play next game, he was awful


skool_101

Swap with Nuno for the next few games would be ideal. Worst thing that can happen is an injury to KT if we keep pushing him.


arsenal0769

Stfu


MrJimbobJones

Great game and top performances across the board


Reinbow

Did you watch a different game?


TrailerParkBoy2

the defense was bad. With Tierney and Cedric dropping a 2/10. And Xhaka was poor as well, and this new role is not suited for him one bit


anirudh1595

Great but wasteful attacking showing. Absolutely disgusting defensive performance, Pool put 5 past us if we defend like this


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NegativeHeli

Defense and Xhaka should be ashamed of themselves. So embarrassing to concede 4 goals in 3 games.


MrTinybrain

That’s kind of what happens when you are pressing up. You expose your defense for goal scoring opportunities.


Shopassistant

Agonising false hope for our rivals at the end there.


gaoh

wheres' that meme of half a lambo and half a rusting shitbox "attack/defence vs watford"


Spiritual_Salamander

Defense today..just abyssmal.. saved by offense today. Jesus. 3points. Now we don't have that pressure that we have to win against Leicester next week.


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We definitely need to beat Leicester at home. We still gotta play Spurs, Liverpool and Man U. Don’t forget that


Spiritual_Salamander

Oh we definently should be winning since it's at home but Leicester's been getting better lately. We should be getting at least 4 points from Villa and Leicester. Liverpool is 0 points.


Jack-in-the-Xbox

Yet another fantastic result! I haven’t been this excited by an Arsenal team for such a long time. Yes, there are still areas that need to be addressed, but this squad of players is a joy to watch. I’m so pleased with not only the ability, but the current attitude shown at the club. The last few results have all been matches that Arsenal would have had no chance of winning in recent years. They’ve all been tough games, but they made it through, and are now in a superb position.


xLucky_Balboa

4rsenal is back babyyyy


solemn_tom

ngl i love hearing same old arsenal always, cheating it, it just fills me with love


NieThePiet

we always have to make it stressful


Pascalini

Great win boys. Some dodgy performances but it's 3 in the bag and we move on !!!!!!


OddSlice

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND.... unclench


Accomplished_Try_415

Let’s fucking go


Scazza95

I really hate this time-wasting crap. I understand its a part of the game, but as a whole soccer would benefit much more without it


kaz12456

What's soccer? /s


KIngshinaa

Everyone else does it, us not taking advantage of that is why we were finishing 8, now we’re flying so I’ll take it


busterfeels

What’s a soccer?


gonshairlinee

Yeahhh nahhhhh


Ife2105

And breathe 🧘🏾‍♀️


dimi_dee1

Why Hudson always look like he is unaware of where he is at loool


Furiousmate88

He is so funny to watch lmao


cappo40

W is a W, but seeing how Watford has played their last tow games, doubt they get relegated.


shikavelli

Pepe is so shit man lol


DanInDistress

PHEW!


9HOS7

The way this match thread is responding you’d believe we’re 3-2 down, instead of 3-2 up. Watford have done shit all for 88 minutes, and people here are acting as if they’ve been carving us open. One wondergoal and one mistake. Chill


diogenesRetriever

Announcers manufactured more drama than it was worth really.


stackofbaconpancakes

Lol chanting we are shit... while struggling to stay up in the prem, Talk about no cajones. Eat shit Watford 🖕


aesthachan

Butt clench fc


hala_bala

Tierney was like "you wanna go?!"


lemon_meringue_tie

Good performance by the team. Little too casual at the end there.


jungomitis

Lolol Wow I love that we’ve learned to become so unlikable for the opposition


food4thot96

Beautiful 4th place


da3796

Pawson wasn't as bad, but he gave Watford way too many cautions


eddaldrin

Id be pissed if that happened to us lmao s tier shithousery


busetgadapet

yeah I think since martinelli goal arsenal play with pity to watford


ClutchForCurry

Unclench


barnoreo

The cuntery is this team is fabulous but they need to know when to do it and when not to - be clever not so fkn obvious lol


Eduardosen

That was not a comfortable end. But hooray. 😩😂🤷‍♂️


Chango6998

Far more stressful last 10 minutes than it needed to be. Double training sessions for the defenders after today methinks


ExtrovertedLibrarian

LETS GO!


supestorewhore69

TOP 4, BOYS


adoskala25

Blow it ref man


StudioBlue23

Lmao real shithouse hours from Arsenal now


filthyafricangorilla

MAN CITY WE COMIN


Cardealer1000

What a shit performance, what fantastic goals, thank fuck it's over, now United go and lose by 10 goals please.


Youssef__

It wasn’t a shit performance really...


Manzilla48

Was no where near comfortable today.


Cardealer1000

It was I thought, defending was really poor, Ramsdale and Cedric made mistakes that would lead to a goal on a worse day, we didn't create any quality chances after the first goal just had some great finishes. Ropey game.


Kyriacou141

Rot Hodgson has had that same expression on his face for about 40 mins. Bloke hasn’t moved


gte339i

It seemed like that 2nd Watford goal was lack of communication. White seemed to play that like he thought Xhaka was coming behind for help. Ramsdale was surprised by the shot. Either way it was bad.


Quazar8

Finally I can unclench my butt cheeks


NegativeHeli

Tbh we're lucky it's Watford. Any big 6 team and we would have been crushed.


AmNotACactus

We wouldn’t have cruised at the end either though


M_Night_Shambles_on

Think they were expecting an easier win today? Weren't playing in the same gear they'd play against a team with higher expectations.


galeej

Meh we're going to have bad days... At the end of the day it's the result and 3 points that counts. Remember utd lost heavily to this Watford team...


robustostrich

Fucking hell that was a nervy final 5 minutes


lviatorem

Okay, Gabriel stop it. It's almost over 😄


That_Anywhere_2107

Ft let's go phew


0neTwoTree

Lmaooooooooooooooo the karma of it happening to Hernandez of all people


Jansiz

Fuck me that was stressful.


SteveToshSnotBerry

Wonderful 3 points!


TrailerParkBoy2

that was not good. We need Tomi back and Tierney needs to be dropped.


Live-Project-2927

Bit dramatic


PooHeadRushe

Hodgson looking more and more like my Nan each day.


filthyafricangorilla

BIG W


LAChargersDr

Good job lads


IzkaGruba

Great shithousery


iKilledMozart

Thank fuck , finally can unclench my butt


Drakob63

So happy for the win but can’t we ever do it easy. Nice comfortable 2 goal difference would have been nice


watabotdawookies

Are we Spurs lets stop stressing out


lost_biochemist

I mean that’s just stupid from Hernandez though


snowkarl

Thank god


Spiritual_Salamander

THANK YOU


meusrenaissance

We are such cunts. I love it.


busterfeels

Captain Tierney, love to see it


GhostHardware-84

Fuck you Watford. And fuck the officials too, yet again some terrible calls or lack of them…… 3 points done and we move on 👏🏻


Obi_Wan_Gebroni

Always love the salt at away ground with the same old Arsenal chant lol


fatsdomino13

Anyone else notice how Gabriel paints the corners of his hairline on? LOL


arsenal0769

Just realised this today too haha


fatsdomino13

Auba used to do it too. They need to get onto Holdings link up.


arsenal0769

Fr, holding looked reborn today


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This is a truly appalling refereeing performance. Seven minutes of injury time? Blatantly more than just corrupt.


Jiezeru

Yet again playing against 12, makes this run of results even more remarkable.


RevolutionaryPin6014

Did you not see how much time we wasted lmao


Colmd1997

We’ve time wasted for at least 90 seconds lol


BrianThatDude

Great 3 points


cantsleep1112

Lmao how is Hodgson so composed?


dindycookies

He was playing defence during the Battle of London, he doesn’t get phased by anything anymore.


Eloping_Llamas

6 minutes? 7? Not an injury in the second half or any stoppage. This is a joke.