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gco40203
02-20-2014, 09:30 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26267641

sadly the guy is lost in this team at the moment. He is contributing very little at the moment, looks short of the required fitness and looks demotivated and lacking confidence. Everything he does turns to ****e instead of gold.

If Wenger wants to build a team around him we need to have players that suit his strengths and that requires pacy, mobile attacking players both up front and midfield. The current squad has great footballers but they all work at a pedestrian pace. At our best we used to break at speed and we need to get that back otherwise a player like Ozil will be a waste of time. Last few weeks whenever he makes a run or looks to play a killer ball he looks up to see no support. He needs runners in order to be effective (as per Ox's run for the second goal vs liverpool).

Lord Roose Bolton
02-20-2014, 09:37 AM
I dont like Santi playing on the left.

Seems harsh to leave him or Ozil out tho, but Ox on the left, Gnarby on the right might be worth a try.

Nicosia Gooner
02-20-2014, 09:43 AM

Luis Anaconda
02-20-2014, 09:44 AM

Monty91
02-20-2014, 09:49 AM
including being heavily involved in our two goals against Liverpool (adding to his superb record of 'assists' overall this season).

Last night it was obvious the pelanty miss affected him and as a player still finding his feet in the english game that is not the most criminal thing in the world. He also set up the pelanty for himself.

Misery indeed.

Luis Anaconda
02-20-2014, 09:55 AM
I know you will say he has success with it but a simple run up and put the ball in the corner seems to work for the best pelanty takers

PSRB
02-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Neuer had already gone to his left before Ozil had kicked the ball

Monty91
02-20-2014, 10:00 AM
I ain't being funny but with our first and second choice takers not on the pitch, I was perfectlt happy to see a creative player widely considered one of the world's best step up to take it. That he missed does not change that.

And I do not buy the opinion that he was too lacking in confidence to take it. He had come off the back of two good performances, had set up the pelanty himself with a lovely piece of skill, and quite obviously wanted to take it (I doubt he was forced)

gco40203
02-20-2014, 10:01 AM
not sure he played well vs manure but then he wasn't alone and once again had no outlets. Also him being heavily involved in the first goal vs liverpool is overstating the case for him.

However fully agree that first season for a foreign player is always tough in the premiership especially the second half of the first season when it starts getting physically tougher. However we need to reshape our squad with more pace if we need to maximise his impact. He needs players to feed, he also looks a bit lost being out on the wing and should be given a more central role with pace available down the sides and through the middle.

Monty91
02-20-2014, 10:01 AM

redgunamo
02-20-2014, 10:01 AM
would be perfect at it.

Since Ian Wright though, I always prefer an actual goalscorer to do the job. Simply because putting the ball in the back of the net is their business, however they do it, and that seems to be preferable to a reliance on any particular technique or method.

Luis Anaconda
02-20-2014, 10:03 AM
worst thing for me was that we had no other option for pelanty takers - not one of the other players on the pitch (in red) struck me as someone who you want to take it. Normally I would say the centre forward but would have been a lot to give it to Yaya - after that probably only the Ox stood out to take one

gco40203
02-20-2014, 10:07 AM
fully agree with you. If he had hit it with some real welly then it would have gone in but that "dink" style always gives the keeper a chance if not perfectly placed

Curly
02-20-2014, 10:07 AM

Luis Anaconda
02-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Never understand a striker not wanting to take a penalty ********FREE GOALS*******

Luis Anaconda
02-20-2014, 10:09 AM

gco40203
02-20-2014, 10:09 AM
yeah agree. Lets put Ozil in the centre and give him some wide outlets. Ox and Gnabry would definitely be worth a go.

redgunamo
02-20-2014, 10:14 AM

Luis Anaconda
02-20-2014, 10:16 AM
But he is Germany's first choice penalty taker which says a lot. Agree that there was no problem with him taking it

PSRB
02-20-2014, 10:16 AM

redgunamo
02-20-2014, 10:22 AM