West Ham vs Arsenal Official Match Thread

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Re: West Ham vs Arsenal Official Match Thread

Post by Clayton » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:45 pm

andyginbrasil wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Mikeveep wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Point is they DIDNT slice through our defense,

And a lot of that is thanks to the defensive midfield display.....We are always going to let goals in its in our nature, but to walk away from the first half of the season having just a -2 goal difference ( at the same stage last season it was -16 ) there is optimism that our defense has greatly improved.
I think what has made the difference is MP now knows what our central midfield players are capable of and is playing to there strengths or weaknesses whatever you want to call it .
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Re: West Ham vs Arsenal Official Match Thread

Post by Dwayne Pipes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:22 pm

Who was that little girl playing for the Arseoles yesterday?
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Re: West Ham vs Arsenal Official Match Thread

Post by Oldun » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:25 pm

Dwayne Pipes wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Who was that little girl playing for the Arseoles yesterday?
Best chant from near me was,now you are going believe it ,your barber is a cunt.
Shame it didn't catch on.
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Re: West Ham vs Arsenal Official Match Thread

Post by terrya1965 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:31 pm

Mikeveep wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Point is they DIDNT slice through our defense,

They looked like they would, but excellent defending never allowed that final through ball which usually ends up with a tap in.
It was the FIRST time Arsenal hadn`t scored since the opening day of the season v City.For that reason alone the team have to be congratulated.The thing is,we wasn`t actually conservative in the way we played.We went for it.
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Re: West Ham vs Arsenal Official Match Thread

Post by HammerJammer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:37 pm

Horrible weekend for our numerical nonce.

May there be many more.

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Re: West Ham vs Arsenal Official Match Thread

Post by h69 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:25 am

Whiskyman wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:37 am
IronsForever wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:02 am

Whiskyman must have missed the first 15 mins.
I didn't. I'm assuming you are referring to the effort Fabianski saved early doors. Of course our defence isn't perfect but considering today we were up against one of the best strikers in Europe I think our defence proved more than adequate. Of course there is always room for improvement but anyone saying Arsenal found it easy to get through our defence today watched a different game to the one I saw. Including the first 15 minutes. ;)

And FFS if a goalie having a relatively quiet afternoon isn't an indication of a defence being in relative control of a situation I don't know what is. I think it's only the 4th clean sheet we've kept, Chelsea, Newcastle & Fulham being the others, and I will stand by my comment it was our best defensive performance of the season. Particularly considering the opposition.
They made a slight error for that Lacazette chance but I thought they were pretty solid. Balbuena makes a big difference but that was the best I have seen Oggy and Diop play together. Arsenal have scored in their last 20 matches so to restrict them to one decent shot on target and one just round the post was admirable given Lacazette and especially Aubameyang's goal scoring record.

That said, I thought Iwobi and Guendouzzi were their best players

This is good though....innit .... fam !

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