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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by flowx(m): 12:17am On Aug 25, 2019
Last last Arsenal Don win trophy...

Oya my people:

Stand up, stand up, for the champion; for the champion...
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by PopeFlatino(m): 12:21am On Aug 25, 2019
grin guy na dat thing dey vex me

VvD is good ,yes but I have seen the more impressive Matip and Allison protecting that backline most of the times more than he does expecially against Barca.

I am sure that they are promoting him to win d ballon d'or ahead of d ever impressive Mane or even Salah because they are Africans..Mane will win Matches for them ,VVD will be hyped.

As a Barca Fan without sentiment,if the Organizers of the award nominates Mane or Salah alongside Leo Messi,I will tip them to win it because of their heritage but if they bring up VVD to contest ,Leo Messi should just claim it ,
eni4real:

Real game: Matip and Salah score

English Media: VVD for Ballon d'or!!!
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by eni4real(m): 12:25am On Aug 25, 2019
PopeFlatino:
grin guy na dat thing dey vex me

VvD is good ,yes but I have seen the more impressive Matip and Allison protecting that backline most of the times more than he does expecially against Barca.

I am sure that they are promoting him to win d ballon d'or ahead of d ever impressive Mane or even Salah because they are Africans..Mane will win Matches for them ,VVD will be hyped.

As a Barca Fan without sentiment,if the Organizers of the award nominates Mane or Salah alongside Leo Messi,I will tip them to win it because of their heritage but if they bring up VVD to contest ,Leo Messi should just claim it ,
They are not even hyping Allison who also won the Copa America... ..
English Media is warped!!!
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by MrBONE2(m): 1:13am On Aug 25, 2019
temmypotter:
VVD is overrated!

He's a great player no doubt, but this whole hype is around the English media trying to bring the ballon dor to English Premiership and they know VVD is their best bet, Mane and Salah's records are good but still shit next to Messi and CR7

Honestly, VVD has not done enough as a CB to win the Ballon Dor, also .. am I the only one who sees that VVD doesn't challenge, he wittingly shies away from challenging a player, that's how last champions league he kept escorting Messi treading back, Like Pepe today, dude didn't challenge him directly, didn't want to spoil a record that really doesn't make sense, the best Center backs in the world are not afraid of being dribbled past, ask Sergio Ramos

grin

Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Mypeople2(m): 1:16am On Aug 25, 2019
exstreve:
OMG

Just when We Nigerians thought VVD will never get dribbled, then along came PEPE with his fantastic dribbles, he successfully dribbled past VVD and now our Economy is booming, our bad roads are now good,Me Invictus is no longer Accused of fraud, even the 80 Nigerians are freed



Thank you OP, THANK YOU PEPE
grin grin grin grin you don dey kolo, abi ? grin grin grin grin
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Nobody: 2:20am On Aug 25, 2019
temmypotter:
VVD is overrated!

He's a great player no doubt, but this whole hype is around the English media trying to bring the ballon dor to English Premiership and they know VVD is their best bet, Mane and Salah's records are good but still shit next to Messi and CR7

Honestly, VVD has not done enough as a CB to win the Ballon Dor, also .. am I the only one who sees that VVD doesn't challenge, he wittingly shies away from challenging a player, that's how last champions league he kept escorting Messi treading back, Like Pepe today, dude didn't challenge him directly, didn't want to spoil a record that really doesn't make sense, the best Center backs in the world are not afraid of being dribbled past, ask Sergio Ramos
You're a dummy.
I'd love to educate you on defenders who can mark a full space but I don't think you have the brain capacity to understand I'd say.


Playing a high defensive line is a big gamble. You need a pacy, intelligent defender who can mark not only the players but can mark the passes, intercept and make blocks and interceptions.

There's a reason why when many attackers play against Van dijk, they barely touch the ball. Van dijk will be in the middle of the pitch all through the game because he has recovery speed and interception.

Which defender can play high defensive line and keep up to several clean sheets?

The last defender who did it was vidic.

There's a reason Liverpool hasn't lost forn2 years at anfield.

Look beyond dribbling. There are other defensive attributes and Van possesses all of them.

Van dijk even outpaced pepe in the match.

You'll not see a faster defender than Van dijk.

Yes o, he might not even near you... But he'll always make sure the ball doesn't come to you.

He's the best center back on the planet at the moment.

The closest to me is thiago silva of psg.

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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by yinkeys(m): 2:21am On Aug 25, 2019
Wasted funds.
We shoulda gotten Zaha.
Pepe missed 2 clear chances
Poor finisher
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Nobody: 2:25am On Aug 25, 2019
yinkeys:
Wasted funds.
We shoulda gotten Zaha.
Pepe missed 2 clear chances
Poor finisher


Pepe is just the reincarnation of gervinho.

All pace and no brain. I'm happy he said no to Liverpool. He wouldn't have fit into our system.
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by fredie107(m): 2:34am On Aug 25, 2019
Congratulations Arsenal for winning "Nicolas Pepe officially dribbles past Van dijk" trophy...... grin cheesy grin
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by yinkeys(m): 2:40am On Aug 25, 2019
stefanbanach:



Pepe is just the reincarnation of gervinho.

All pace and no brain. I'm happy he said no to Liverpool. He wouldn't have fit into our system.
Pepe & David Luiz sad
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by DevilhimseIf: 3:24am On Aug 25, 2019
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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Seywayfem: 3:53am On Aug 25, 2019
He was cautious to run into him after that first half
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Aystarz: 4:28am On Aug 25, 2019
garfield1:
Up arsenal.sincerely,emery is tactically inept and useless.why play a flat 4 midfield,why play guendouzi and an inexperienced willock? All he needed to do was play torreira,xhaka and ceballos in the center.he should have started kola instead of monreal and chambers instead of luiz.he should have reviewed the chelsea vs liverpool supercup video to learn how to beat liverpool

I've said it time and again, Emery is too dull/naive to be an Arsenal manager.

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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by DammyGbade(m): 4:39am On Aug 25, 2019
Arsenal fans consoling themselves grin Dribble that was later intercepted cool

You'll never walk Alone
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by obentenyson(m): 4:56am On Aug 25, 2019
CONTACTSAMSUNG:
grin

See how arsenal fans are being joyous like they won a trophy

Mehn, failure is big barrier in this life

Meanwhile check out my signature and thread for beautiful offers on electronics
na why u product at no dey sell cheesy
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Evangkatsoulis: 5:08am On Aug 25, 2019
eni4real:
Modric is the king of the World cup..
World cup golden ball is the reason why Modric was better than Ronaldo in 2018!!! Now tell me how VVD is comparable to Modric!!!

VVD is not that good. He is not as good as peak John Terry, Vidic or Ferdinand was!!!

And messi won thw 2014 golden ball. So why didn't he win the ballon d or?
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by onegig(m): 5:32am On Aug 25, 2019
temmypotter:
VVD is overrated!

He's a great player no doubt, but this whole hype is around the English media trying to bring the ballon dor to English Premiership and they know VVD is their best bet, Mane and Salah's records are good but still shit next to Messi and CR7

Honestly, VVD has not done enough as a CB to win the Ballon Dor, also .. am I the only one who sees that VVD doesn't challenge, he wittingly shies away from challenging a player, that's how last champions league he kept escorting Messi treading back, Like Pepe today, dude didn't challenge him directly, didn't want to spoil a record that really doesn't make sense, the best Center backs in the world are not afraid of being dribbled past, ask Sergio Ramos

Football has evolved in the last decade to the point that all those rugby tackles would give you multiple cards in this day and age. Football isn't about physicallity anymore but much more about skills and IQ.

Yeah there are players that make tackles and whatever but a Defence is not just a single player making stupid tackles and clearing out opponents. It is much more about positioning and weighing the risks. Having to make a tackle only means that you've been caught out of position and should be a last ditch effort.

Looking back on Salah’s second goal, you’d wonder what Luiz was thinking? To lunge for the ball like that on one of the fastest players who thrives on being able to run direct at goal. Why take such risk? Just shepherd him and stay goal side.

His positioning was bad and making useless tackles/shirt holding led to a yellow earlier, he put himself in a situation where he was likely going to need to foul instead of just slowing Salah down and hoping his teammates got back to cover.


Late in the game there was a near identical scenario with VVD and pepe—last man back against a pacy skillful attacker. VVD backed off, slowed him down, and Robertson tracked back and took the ball off pepe. You see the fine margins between what makes VVD very good. He rarely needs to make a tackle because tackling is just a last ditch effort in defending and he does make a tackle when it is extremely needed go take a look at his tackles on Son, Sissoko and a host of others last season.

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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by baratech: 5:57am On Aug 25, 2019
After dribbling, he did not score... Arsenal still lost woefully.... Who your dribble epp??
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Goalnaldo(m): 6:22am On Aug 25, 2019
temmypotter:
VVD is overrated!

He's a great player no doubt, but this whole hype is around the English media trying to bring the ballon dor to English Premiership and they know VVD is their best bet, Mane and Salah's records are good but still shit next to Messi and CR7

Honestly, VVD has not done enough as a CB to win the Ballon Dor, also .. am I the only one who sees that VVD doesn't challenge, he wittingly shies away from challenging a player, that's how last champions league he kept escorting Messi treading back, Like Pepe today, dude didn't challenge him directly, didn't want to spoil a record that really doesn't make sense, the best Center backs in the world are not afraid of being dribbled past, ask Sergio Ramos
no be lie I can't remember seeing him challenge a player.
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Amozever12: 6:26am On Aug 25, 2019
yinkeys:
Wasted funds.
We shoulda gotten Zaha.
Pepe missed 2 clear chances
Poor finisher
Guy, take it easy Pepe just started premier league and needs time. What even makes u think Zaha would score that chance

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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by pat077: 6:57am On Aug 25, 2019
Nothing special in that.
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Alabdgood: 6:57am On Aug 25, 2019
Mumu Gunners and what was the end results oo
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Nobody: 6:59am On Aug 25, 2019
stefanbanach:
You're a dummy.
I'd love to educate you on defenders who can mark a full space but I don't think you have the brain capacity to understand I'd say.


Playing a high defensive line is a big gamble. You need a pacy, intelligent defender who can mark not only the players but can mark the passes, intercept and make blocks and interceptions.

There's a reason why when many attackers play against Van dijk, they barely touch the ball. Van dijk will be in the middle of the pitch all through the game because he has recovery speed and interception.

Which defender can play high defensive line and keep up to several clean sheets?

The last defender who did it was vidic.

There's a reason Liverpool hasn't lost forn2 years at anfield.

Look beyond dribbling. There are other defensive attributes and Van possesses all of them.

Van dijk even outpaced pepe in the match.

You'll not see a faster defender than Van dijk.

Yes o, he might not even near you... But he'll always make sure the ball doesn't come to you.

He's the best center back on the planet at the moment.

The closest to me is thiago silva of psg.
Varane is the fastest CB. You're talking about high line? Lol. Arnold and Robertson are insanely fast, young and energetic that's why he's always covered, Alison is also very good. Let VVD play in Real Madrid where all the defenders except Varane are always close to the opposition's 18 yard plus Marcelo who wouldn't track back let us see if children won't use him to rub ground

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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by immaculate1234(m): 7:21am On Aug 25, 2019
How to play Liverpool instead


garfield1:
Up arsenal.sincerely,emery is tactically inept and useless.why play a flat 4 midfield,why play guendouzi and an inexperienced willock? All he needed to do was play torreira,xhaka and ceballos in the center.he should have started kola instead of monreal and chambers instead of luiz.he should have reviewed the chelsea vs liverpool supercup video to learn how to beat liverpool
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by princfred(m): 7:28am On Aug 25, 2019
temmypotter:
VVD is overrated!

He's a great player no doubt, but this whole hype is around the English media trying to bring the ballon dor to English Premiership and they know VVD is their best bet, Mane and Salah's records are good but still shit next to Messi and CR7

Honestly, VVD has not done enough as a CB to win the Ballon Dor, also .. am I the only one who sees that VVD doesn't challenge, he wittingly shies away from challenging a player, that's how last champions league he kept escorting Messi treading back, Like Pepe today, dude didn't challenge him directly, didn't want to spoil a record that really doesn't make sense, the best Center backs in the world are not afraid of being dribbled past, ask Sergio Ramos
For you to say this, it's like your brain is overrated or overheated.

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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by ChristianEast: 7:28am On Aug 25, 2019
temmypotter:
VVD is overrated!

He's a great player no doubt, but this whole hype is around the English media trying to bring the ballon dor to English Premiership and they know VVD is their best bet, Mane and Salah's records are good but still shit next to Messi and CR7

Honestly, VVD has not done enough as a CB to win the Ballon Dor, also .. am I the only one who sees that VVD doesn't challenge, he wittingly shies away from challenging a player, that's how last champions league he kept escorting Messi treading back, Like Pepe today, dude didn't challenge him directly, didn't want to spoil a record that really doesn't make sense, the best Center backs in the world are not afraid of being dribbled past, ask Sergio Ramos
Only a plastic La Liga fan would type this trash.

I am a #Chelsea fan but if you say VVD is overrated, then you need help.

He is better than Ramos and the best player in the world this year.

He deserves the ballon d'or and that is the #FACT

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Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Nobody: 7:30am On Aug 25, 2019
Somebody That I will dribble without breaking a sweatangry if not for all those our wicked seniors and teachers for school that year..

Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by immaculate1234(m): 7:31am On Aug 25, 2019
stefanbanach:



Pepe is just the reincarnation of gervinho.

All pace and no brain. I'm happy he said no to Liverpool. He wouldn't have fit into our system.

Who e for bench
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by ChristianEast: 7:31am On Aug 25, 2019
garfield1:

At least we are above chelsea and man u and this wont change for the rest of the season
If we catch una again, na the usual go happen.

So you be Arsenal? NO WONDER

pele
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Timmyiyke: 7:31am On Aug 25, 2019
Who dribbling help?
Re: Nicolas Pepe Officially Dribbles Past Van Dijk To Shatter His 50-Game Record by Obason22(m): 7:32am On Aug 25, 2019
Still Enjoying my trophy and celebrating ystdy trash to Arsenal

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