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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Player analysis and ratings Vs Villa

By 1970’s Gooner


Needs to improve his kicking. Other than that had a good game. Came out to collect the high balls when he could and relieved the pressure that we all feel when crosses come in. 6


Improves with every game and plays with confidence. With Jenkinson still out I think he will be a very able understudy to Sagna. Djourou should have a rest now. Another Flamini in the making and with a bright future. 7


You somehow feel a sense of security when he is in the line up. Anywhere he plays he plays well. What a shot he has in him. I think he will be scoring many more goals this season. Should he be kept at left back even if Gibbs or Santos get fit enough to start? probably not! 6


Had one of his better games for Arsenal. He was very strong in the air and nearly scored from a corner. Looked solid today and I hope he continues in this manner. 6


Excellent performance. He is this season’s revelation for me. He has settled in his role as a centre back in the Premier League and is able to deal with the physicality of the game here. What a run out of defence which saw him play the one two with Song and then drive in the Villa box to win the penalty for the winning goal. 9


Back to what he does best today after a poor performance against United. Won the balls in the midfield and distributed simply. 6


Tomas is improving by leaps and bounds this season. He is becoming more effective with every game he plays and is strongly starting to challenge for a first team spot at the expense of the other two more creative midfielders, Arteta and Ramsey. I think Ramsey will probably be rested next game. 8


Put in a better performance today. Kept the ball well and took up dangerous positions in the opponent’s area. Won the penalty by moving on to Song’s pass touching it away from Dunn’s reach. 6


A much more improved performance from Theo today. He was everything that he should have been against United. He found space to run in, put in good crosses and got a deserved lucky rebound for the goal. 7

The Ox

Carried on where he left against United. This boy is a fantastic player. He can run at pace, dribble, place his crosses and defend when needed. Above all he has no fear. He should be a starter every game now. No need to rest him. Arshavin can warm the bench until the summer when he will go back to Russia. 8


Two very well taken penalties and a very good all round performance today. Kept the ball and linked up play well. His positioning and peeling off players always causes problems for defenders. 7

Sagna and Arteta

Welcome back

Man of the Match: Laurent  Koscienly


Anonymous said...

Chamberlain, Coquelin, Wilshere, Scz, Verm, Cos, Sagna, Gerv, Walcott, Afobe, Jenkinson is going to make us a champions of the EPL years to come, i'm really impressed with the talent they players have

Anonymous said...

To the first comment, I wouldn't be saying that just yet. People were saying that 2 or 3 years ago with the likes of Cesc, nasri, adebayor, clichy, flamini, hleb and more.
You've also missed a few people like koscielny, song, frimpong, who have been brilliant this season

Anonymous said...

To be frank,the defence will still be a problem.You look at the goals conceded agaginst AV.Against a stronger defensive minded team,the gunners could have lost.
What I like is the spirit of the players chasing and harrying the AV guys in the 2nd half. That's the way.I don't know if they can keep the work rate for the rest of the season.IT's the only way to go up.
David Pleat in his comments on the Pool Man u game summed it up nicely.You may have 19 % no 99% possessin but unless it translates into goals,it's of no use.He went on to analyse how Pool foiled the red faced by anti soccer and denying them chances to cross.
Hopefully Arsenal can learn a thing or two.

Anonymous said...

Arsenal need to win five to eight games in a row in the epl to fight for the cl berth.Teams cannot win more than five/six games in a row.Don't ask me why. The epl is so competitive.By the fifth to eigthth game,hopefully the gunners draw,then they can start anothe similar run.
It's easier said than done but it's not mission impossible if the gunners want to save their season from going down hill.

Anonymous said...

What a relief ! And whatever was said at half-time must give us more optimism. Also, shouldent Per be always defending in the middle to near post at corners + for free kicks so that, with his height, he's 1st to attack the ball before Dunne, etc, can score against us ? Ask Keown, maybe ?