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Arsenal 3 - Portsmouth 1

The Emirates

Sun 02-09-07, 1.30pm

Attendance: 60114


3 - 1
Emmanuel Adebayor 7 (pen), Cesc Fabregas 35, Tomas Rosicky 58
Kanu 59
Venue: The Emirates
Attendance: 60114
The Teams
Manuel Almunia
David James
Kolo Toure
Glen Johnson
Phillipe Senderos
Noe Pamarot
Gilberto Silva
Sylvain Distin
Gael Clichy
Hermann Hreidarsson
Tomas Rosicky
Cesc Fabregas
Sulley Muntari
Mathieu Flamini
Sean Davis
Alexander Hleb
Matty Taylor
Robin Van Persie
John Utaka
Emmanuel Adebayor
Lukasz Fabianski
Jamie Ashdown
Abou Diaby
David Nugent
Da Silva Eduardo
Niko Kranjcar
Richard Hughes
Theo Walcott
Pedro Mendes
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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 2 2007

Time: 4:57PM

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The manager needs to reflect carefully on his team selection today. Mendes on the bench? Davis in midfield? Johnson at right back? Lauren right midfield? Not impressed.
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02/09/2007 18:03:00

Agreed, we have not replaced GON rather reduced the quality on the right. Doubt if sideboard will make much differnce either. Much improvement needed & it won't be easy with the red scouse & dirty B'burn away to come.
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02/09/2007 20:03:00

He needs to fit Kranjcar, Mendes, Taylor and Muntari in the midfield.
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02/09/2007 20:07:00

also agreed Et_tu_Pompeii... im not sure he can put out a midfield with all those fellas in it tbh stillthewhizz - maybe away games in his favoured 4-5-1...
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02/09/2007 20:38:00

We're lacking a confident swinger of the ball now that O'Neil is gone, Kranjcar has to be that man. If only he was a right winger. James, Johnson, Primus, Campbell, Distin, Utaka, Mendes, Muntari, Kranjcar, Benjani, Kanu. That has to be it. I still feel like Harry doesn't know what to do with Utaka though.
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02/09/2007 20:46:00

i do like that side mate - and i do think kranjcar is going to be awesome this season, but i really feel that matty taylor's ability to get up and down the pitch all ay long needs him to be in to add that defensive cover as well as his offensive skills... by selling o'neil he's made it an easy option to play him on the right - keep him their i say, but he doesnt offer much defensively tho oes he, so with johnson behind him we could be up a certain creek...
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02/09/2007 20:59:00

Which begs the question apart from him being 'our boy' why on earth did he let go of O'Neil? Going to have to sit this one out and pray that Johnson/Lauren comes good.
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02/09/2007 21:10:00

it is still not a question i cant answer - despite so many answers offered to me... tbh i think o'neil was not rated as highly as he should have been, granted we all loved him, but i think he is a better footballer than some credit him and he did and could have still done a job on the right or middle. but ive decided that 'arry has to be given the benefit of the doubt on this one and pray it pays off...
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02/09/2007 21:25:00

Wonder what the stats were for most consecutive passes? 3?
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03/09/2007 07:06:00

if that - thinking about it it prob was and that was kanu for his goal, he passed it to himself a couple of times!
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