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  • Layla Layla Mar 7, 2013 12:18 Flag

    Arsenal match retrospective

    yes,dawson and vert had a great game together. & we still got kaboul who was our best CB last season to come back next season. & caulker is a solid young CB too. so all good in that area.

    I really like walker & he is still learning & developing all the time.
    ekotto, well I think we can do better as some games he seems to lack the effort & hunger (especially away). but ability wise he is one of the best in the prem. & most games he is good. but just unreliable maybe every 5 or 6 games.

    I still think we have to work out the best way to use bale & work around him. if he has a free roaming role then we have too get the balance right. if he sits behind the striker then we are going to have to work out a way of getting round having no width on the left which makes the pitch even narrower.
    which is a nightmare against teams who put 11men behind the ball.
    the other team know the likes od Dempsey or sig aren't going to sprint down the wing and whip a ball in.

    I still think he should start wide left but feel free to come central when he wants. so he sort of ends up being 50% of the time wide left & 50% of the time central.
    but obviously if he is having a lot of joy out wide, then stay out there more.
    & if he it having more joy out centrally, then stay out there more.

    ideally u want a player who can automatically go out wide left and do a decent job when bale goes central. so they can sort of play off bale. so stay in the middle when bale out wide, but then go wide left when bale comes in the middle.

    but its a great problem to have as we have 1 of the most in form players in the world right now.

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    • also wanted to say how good was modric when he came on against utd!
      I still am a huge fan of his.
      he was also superb against barca on Saturday. he ran the show.
      great goal against utd too. he doesn't score many but when he does they are usually screamers!
      I still think Madrid haven't used him right yet.

      when bale does go, I hope its abroad as we need more british players to go abroad to improve our national teams. & ideally id like him to get in a swap for modric & some £££!
      id welcome him back. 1 of the best playmakers in the world.
      obviously id rather keep bale but he will want to be challenging for CL & titles & be on 200k+ a wk.
      but lets just enjoy every moment we have bale at the lane!

    • I'd say Siggy did that job last night very well, switching with Bale on the left. It was his cross that Bale scored from and he was in the middle for the tap in from Defoe's effort. He seems much more at home now than earlier in the season, must be why AVB didn't want to sell him in January.