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    The Oracle
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    We should now be looking to protect Saka and Smith-Rowe so I dont want to see them today. We also need to protect Lacazette so let’s see Martinelli, Balogun, Nelson and Azeez. We can bring in reserves Cedric & Bellerin and maybe even Gabriel. We have little to play for and Fulham are doomed, we can’t afford injuries to what are now clearly our key players. How many of you had even head of Smith-Rowe at the start of the season, now he’s undropable. Then again I’m sure Arteta would sooner be playing Willian if he could justify it.

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    Well we have made changes but not the ones we all thought. ESR, Saka And Laca would have been the ones I would have chosen to rest I would also have rested Xhaka he has played so much this season and you could just play Cedric there. It’s a nothing game for us but just want a good team performance and more importantly, no injuries please.

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    First half was awful, passing all over the place, no pace, no energy and no skill or drive whatsoever.

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    the specialone
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    This was such a frustrating result.Most of the games that we’ve failed to pick up points,I feel it is our own doing.I put majority of the reason down to just that cutting edge mentality that we seem to be lacking.The “do what it takes” attitude.If You were to sit and analyse I can prove it to you how we could’ve just gained so many more points if the players has a better mentality naturally.

    The penalty?Not in my opinion.Even Alan shearer said he didn’t feel it was a penalty to Fulham.What part of “there has to be enough contact” do the officials not understand?It’s just so frustrating, week in week out it’s the same nonsense.
    Should I tell you what,look at the incident of Martinelli rounding the keeper and passing it to Pepe.And look at what their keeper does.Martinelli could’ve easily gone down it was 100% a penalty.I still rememeber the Phil Foden incident earlier on where he stayed on his feet and that’s the only reason the penalty wasn’t given everyone after the game was baffled don’t remember it was city against which team.

    Basically,the FA encourages you to dive.By constantly not making the right decision, and that’s where VAR fails miserably.

    We had 18 shots apparently to their 3.It was not an ideal game.But the difference was that their player went down at the slightest of contact and Martinelli didn’t.That’s where the 2 points was lost.
    Does Arteta analyse?Because I don’t think so it’s the same reasons we are failing to win it against wolves also it was the same.

    We’re too nice a team I feel.You need to be ruthless when you go out onto the pitch.
    Top teams are not “nice”.But again the days of us being a top team are well far gone.

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    We created more than enough chances to win that game we just did not take them. It was a nothing game and we managed to concede yet another stupid goal. We played ok and I can’t complain about the performance overall it was just the finishing! The result was not great but the injury to Laca is a disaster. There is no chance he will be back for the semi Final if his hamstring has gone ! Pierre may be back although he may take some time to recover so dont know how fit he will be? I would go with Martinelli over Eddie but knowing Arteta he will try something crazy and play a false 9.

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