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Haaland only has 2 offsides in EPL this season. Even CR7 has 4 :lol:
 

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Today is Arsenal - Liverpool and I'm kinda cheering for Arsenal. I wanna see them go on a winning streak against main rivals for the title
 

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It's nothing short of an impressive what arteta is doing with arsenal. I honestly thought he is kinda joke of a coach, and in general arsenal needing whole squad overhaul to even fight for cl let alone some higher goals. Just goes to show with a few bang on signings and most importantly players that are modern, fast and pacey, you can transform your whole team.
 

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Liverpool's equalizer came out of nowhere. Arsenal wasted myriads of opportunities to score
 

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It's nothing short of an impressive what arteta is doing with arsenal. I honestly thought he is kinda joke of a coach, and in general arsenal needing whole squad overhaul to even fight for cl let alone some higher goals. Just goes to show with a few bang on signings and most importantly players that are modern, fast and pacey, you can transform your whole team.
He spent tons of money to make this team though. But we might say that the whole league spends tons of money, so we can't hold that against him.

I wouldn't call it (yet) impressive. If they are still top in March, or win the league I'd call it that. They always fold by that period and fight for 4-5th place.
 

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He spent tons of money to make this team though. But we might say that the whole league spends tons of money, so we can't hold that against him.

I wouldn't call it (yet) impressive. If they are still top in March, or win the league I'd call it that. They always fold by that period and fight for 4-5th place.
They haven't been this dominant in a while tho.

What makes them look a lot better than before
1. Arteta bringing the old Arsenal philosophy of playing the same against all teams together with the model of overloading the frontline from Pep's City. This took some time, they were already trying to do this last season, but lacked all the right pieces (some players not really fitting and most of them left the club in the last two transfer windows)
2. really great scouting and GM work, they are not overspending like United are, but building a team for the long haul (Partey next to Xhaka makes Xhaka a b2b and he is really underrated in attack, Tomiyasu and White ARE AMAZING, Saliba came back). Sure. most of their good transfers are 30mil+, but compare that to Correa, Joao Mario and Nainggolan ---> these are more like what Barella and Skriniar transfers are for us.
3. Ramsdale and Odegaard are already in world class form, my personal opinion - it's clear they haven't had this good gk in a while and this good midfielder ever since Cazorla left (yeah, I'd even say he is already a better overall player than Ozil was for Arsenal). Odegaard is like two players in one - like United's Casemiro and Eriksen put together - he puts so much work in defence, and yet, he is always present in attack. I'd say he is the next Modrić, that's the best comparison. I'm surprised Real Madrid doesn't want him back.
 

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another good presentation what Arsenal were doing (and how dangerous Liverpool still is)
 

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Another great match today in EPL. Meanwhile Liverpool has been utter garbage this season so far, one can always believe they can turn things around in such a game where form doesn't matter at all. In fact, I would like to see them win today.

I can't stand Pep. Anyone but ManCity or ManUtd for the champion though.
 

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There's no way Manchester City does not win the league.
Last season they were about to bottle it, like inches away. Of course a different story this season with Haaland, but you never know. He may pick up an injury and ruin his momentum, a couple of key suspensions in crucial matches and ect.
 

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as long as City doesn't have a 10 point lead in the league, there is always a chance for another team to snatch it. it's still too open atm, but yes they are favourites
 

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as long as City doesn't have a 10 point lead in the league, there is always a chance for another team to snatch it. it's still too open atm, but yes they are favourites
they'll win it comfortably
 

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Mount is slowly becoming Chelsea's most important player
 

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Just switched from El Clasico to Liverpool - ManCity and after 0.8 sec the ref blows the whistle for the end of first half :lol:
 
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