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Arsenal thoughts - Part 1

By rwakeley1/8/2021 09:46Sun Aug 1 09:46:14 2021

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Something strange - I could not get into that game at all. It felt to me somewhat peculiar. An odd's vs even's kinda experimental feel. If I'm being honest, I don't think it was a very good game. Us, by not turning up in spells, them by effecting changes. I left feeling how I would imagine a Hampton fan leaving the ground Monday night.
I go back to our central midfield. I don't think Hampton had much of one Monday night. I recently praised our distribution from the back - and wow, was that evident on Friday. Despite our dominance in the second 45, I don't recall one creative movement or penetrative run through the middle. Despite the lack of cohesion, we do carry a real threat, but I worry from a defensive, being over-ran notion. It's the Dorchester, Hartley types who would love this stuff.
I have a notion on our opening spell. All distributed out the back from the young blonde lad - Reminded me of a young, Willie Young. We struggled to cope. Again a trait of the top sides in our division. Noticable, their no 8 and Willie going walkabout in the second 45, we had more of the ball.
I'm toying with the notion of Tommy Brewer in the middle. I think going alongside Corks is a difficult marriage, so maybe a switch. The relationship with Forbes, and who goes where needs sorting. The loss of Matt Ball leaves for me a hole which needs shoring up. Over to the Gaffer.