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crazy4lsu
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Our transfer policy shouldn't be getting cast-offs from big teams, or overpaying for players by virtue of their resume, i.e. Mustafi's WC medal.

We really need a consistent approach, at all levels, in terms of who to target. Xhaka and Torreria were good buys in the sense that they were forward-thinking, though I can't for the life of me not wonder how Wenger thought he was going to accommodate Xhaka with the other midfielders in the squad.


Stewie Griffin
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
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Not trying to discount that at all, just commenting. He's a better finisher than Giroud, but he arguably misses just as many good chances.



Some stats from Premier League's website.

Big chances missed, 2018-19:
Auba: 20
Vardy: 17
Salah: 16
Kane: 11

Auba's missed a bunch this year, but he also gets into spots no one else does. For example, last year, Salah missed 23 big chances, and Kane missed 18. Auba missed six after coming in in January.


Look at conversion rate.

Auba: 20 goals on 82 shots (24%)
Salah: 22 goals on 128 shots (17%)
Aguero: 20 goals on 112 shots (18%)
Kane: 17 goals on 102 shots (17%)
Hazard: 16 goals on 90 shots (18%)
Laca: 13 goals on 74 shots (18%)

We also lead the league in conversion rate. The problem is we aren't creating enough chances or shooting enough. We're 8th in shot attempts but 3rd in goals.

We desperately need a winger or attacking mid who can carry the ball and beat people inside or down the line. We have a bunch of passers and no ball carriers.

ETA: From Twitter
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Arsenal's conversion rate of 23.1% of shots resulting in goals this season (excluding blocked shots) is the highest of any team in any Premier League campaign since Opta first started analysing games in 1996
This post was edited on 5/8 at 9:24 am


cwil177
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
I loved Wilshire and Santi moving the ball forward from the center. We miss that.


crazy4lsu
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
My favorite dribbler was Diaby. It seemed like he had the ball on a lasso.


dgnx6
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
I want Van de Beek. This Ajax team is much better than us.


crazy4lsu
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Van de Beek is worth our whole transfer budget. He's unbelievable.

God what I wouldn't do for Ajax's and in fact the entire Netherlands youth system, either at Arsenal or for the US. They produced such amazing players. It's their spacing off the ball which allows the ball carrier to have seemingly endless options.


dgnx6
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Spoke too soon, but they still have great players to get this far.

Without smart moves, still think we can win Europa, Arsenal will be right back after finishing 5th or 6th.

I'm not as confident after these cl games, but Valencia has only scored 46 goals in la Liga. That only bests the bottom 7 teams in the EPL.
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glassman
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Cech
Monreal
Koscielny
Sokratis
Maitland-Niles
Torreira
Xhaka
Kolasinac
Ozil
Aubameyang
Lacazette
This post was edited on 5/9 at 1:00 pm


Stewie Griffin
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
From gunnerblog

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The only thing keeping me going is the idea that we could win a European final in the same week Tottenham lose one. Don’t. Screw. This. Up. ??


glassman
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Pretty spot fricking on.


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glassman
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different arse
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Auba and Laca


ATLienTiger
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
I really don't want to see Kolašinac play for Arsenal again. Can't defend, and absolutely can't do anything in the final 3rd.


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dgnx6
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Wooo


gallagherkck
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Alright, fellas!

Let's lift the cup and get into Champs League!

It's all there to play for!


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Alan Garner
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wanker


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jackwoods4
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re: Arsenal 18/19 Season Thread
Does anybody want to fight?


gallagherkck
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Does anybody want to fight?


May 29 at a Sonic in Baku?


jackwoods4
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Let us all not remain calm


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