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If he's anything like a typical Arsenal product, he'll need about 25-30 games to get up to a basic level of physicality needed for the Championship!
Agree. THe two cup games ive seen him in he always went down with cramp with about 20mins to go.
 

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If he's anything like a typical Arsenal product, he'll need about 25-30 games to get up to a basic level of physicality needed for the Championship!
Though he has had a season with the B team to get up to our levels!
 

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Looked very good against Oxford. I assume he'll start against Wycombe
 

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I read somewhere he was at fault for one of Oxford's goals?
I don’t recall him being involved in either - maybe he should have been! I thought he was fine...
Interesting that it was Rico playing hopscotch at RB in view of the latest speculation with him. Coaches setting up a direct comparison in game conditions, or just a lack of defenders?
 

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I thought he was fine...
Interesting that it was Rico playing hopscotch at RB in view of the latest speculation with him. Coaches setting up a direct comparison in game conditions, or just a lack of defenders?
A chance to see how Dom can deputise for Rico and how Rico can do so for Henrik?
 

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I don’t recall him being involved in either - maybe he should have been! I thought he was fine...
Interesting that it was Rico playing hopscotch at RB in view of the latest speculation with him. Coaches setting up a direct comparison in game conditions, or just a lack of defenders?
Don't think Thompson can play RB and it also gave coaches more time to evaluate him in his natural position. To be fair he had a decent game (cracking shot onto crossbar included) and managed to play the 90 which is a big step for him.
 

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Looks like Dom will start at left back tomorrow
 
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BTW did anyone else think his shot might have crossed the line after hitting the bar last Tuesday ?
 

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BTW did anyone else think his shot might have crossed the line after hitting the bar last Tuesday ?
Yes, I did at the time - although my vision was playing tricks as a result of all the changes in camera angles. I think when I watched the replay it didn't look to have done so.
 

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BTW did anyone else think his shot might have crossed the line after hitting the bar last Tuesday ?
Ha ha - yes! I really thought it looked like a goal when watching live, but spent a few minutes pausing the highlights afterwards to check(!), and came to the conclusion that it didn't cross the line....
 

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Played well v Wycombe. Good to be able to have confidence in Rico’s understudy, particularly if Rico might have to be called on to replace Henrik at any point in Roerslev’s absence.
 

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Decent couple of games this week and as been mentioned would allow us if necessary to play Henry at right back to cover for Dalsgaard
 

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Grew into the game, he looked well out of his depth in the first half hour but quickly looked solid. A few decent crosses, but did notice he stood and ball watched a little.
He will improve but he definitely isn’t Rico.
 

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Grew into the game, he looked well out of his depth in the first half hour but quickly looked solid. A few decent crosses, but did notice he stood and ball watched a little.
He will improve but he definitely isn’t Rico.
Yeah he's definitely not there yet and he's got a way to go, he makes some mistakes and errors in judgment. But some good signs for sure (y)
 

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Funny isnt it as i didnt think he was too bad and had a solid game.

Needs a touch more confidence on the ball.
 

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Yeah he's definitely not there yet and he's got a way to go, he makes some mistakes and errors in judgment. But some good signs for sure (y)
Looks like he needs a season on loan to a league one club. Problem is we need cover for Rico, difficult decision.
 

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He's suddenly gone from being nowhere to playing 90 minutes, a few more games and he'll be up to the pace of the game but he looks to me like he has all the attributes. The big question is the timescale for the returns of Rico and Mads.
 

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Thought he did pretty well to be fair, linked up well going forward and was ok defensively.. has improved a lot from last season already
 

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Thought he did OK and definitely grew into the game but he lacks confidence on the ball for sure.

The talent and effort is definitely there though, and the coaching team obviously think he isn't too far away. Will be interesting to see how he develops, depending on Rico could be a bit of a sink or swim season for him.
 

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I think any substitute coming on after 2 minutes cant be expected to perform as well as a starter. Experience would help which he doesn’t have. Also his flank was Millwall’s focus for attacking. I thought he did well, especially as he was booked after just 13 minutes.
I think he is a future star
 

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Thought he did pretty well considering his lack of experience. Not sure how good people expect our back up left back to be. Rico is the best in the league but we can’t have 22 like that.
 

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Funny isnt it as i didnt think he was too bad and had a solid game.

Needs a touch more confidence on the ball.
I'd agree with all of that :confused:

He just needs gametime now, really. Everything else is there, he just needs experience. And we'll have to tolerate a mistake or two, as with any youngster...

He's got a great role model to learn from, too (y)
 

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I agree that ideally he'd get a season out on loan, but that we probably can't afford him that opportunity. We're disappointingly light in the full back areas at the moment with Rico potentially out and Roerslev on the sidelines for a while.

Rico is a huge part of what we do though, hopefully it was just a precautionary measure...
 

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It comes to something when "disappointingly light" means our first ever World Cup player (and most capped international) covered by an impressive young (currently injured) prospect, and a quality young Englishman (who was ever present last year?) covered by an ex-Arsenal lad we paid a million for...... We just can't have multiple quality full-backs, it wouldn't be an effective way to build a squad...
 

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Big chance for Dom to shine and show TF ( and certain fans) of his pedigree.. crucial period for him
 

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Already showing what the benefits are of playing "proper" games. As with Mads, I was struck by how solid Dom was defensively - not perfect, still plenty to learn, but a quality foundation and could be a very decent player.
 

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Very good performance.. Broke up a few attacks and went forward as well. Good delivery for Pinnock header from the fk.
 

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More development needed after yesterdays showing IMO. Hes learning quickly due to Ricos injury. Poor distribution yesterday and struggled with Prestons press. Seems to cut back a lot when he has the ball.
 

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More development needed after yesterdays showing IMO. Hes learning quickly due to Ricos injury. Poor distribution yesterday and struggled with Prestons press. Seems to cut back a lot when he has the ball.
The ball he played to Josh ahead of the first goal gave a hint of what he may be able to offer but I agree that he is generally too cautious at the moment.
 

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The ball he played to Josh ahead of the first goal gave a hint of what he may be able to offer but I agree that he is generally too cautious at the moment.
Yes forgot about that, good pass.

Everything else seemed to be either very cautious or a bit of hit an hope.
 

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Good on him. I thought he was the least of our worries yesterday overall. He was clearly targeted by Preston who pumped long balls constantly in his direction. I thought he stuck to his task well, tackled fine and was OKish in possession. We obviously lack the pace and overlapping that Rico gives us which is a major handicap, but I think Dom has definitely grown in the last couple of games and is an able deputy when needed. I'm not sure he's someone you would necessarily want for 46 games as he hasn't shown Rico's dynamism going forwards, but it's probably unrealistic to expect to have a Rico mark 2 happy to sit on our bench.
 

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Good on him. I thought he was the least of our worries yesterday overall. He was clearly targeted by Preston who pumped long balls constantly in his direction. I thought he stuck to his task well, tackled fine and was OKish in possession. We obviously lack the pace and overlapping that Rico gives us which is a major handicap, but I think Dom has definitely grown in the last couple of games and is an able deputy when needed. I'm not sure he's someone you would necessarily want for 46 games as he hasn't shown Rico's dynamism going forwards, but it's probably unrealistic to expect to have a Rico mark 2 happy to sit on our bench.
Spot on!
 

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More development needed after yesterdays showing IMO. Hes learning quickly due to Ricos injury. Poor distribution yesterday and struggled with Prestons press. Seems to cut back a lot when he has the ball.
yes their full back learnt after just 5 minutes that he was not going to attack him, making life very easy. Those cut backs were doing my head in.
 

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People moan about Dalsgaard but Thompson was equally at fault. Didn't win a single dual in the air that I can remember. But he was a fill in so we cant blame him. Good ball for our first goal though.
 

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People moan about Dalsgaard but Thompson was equally at fault. Didn't win a single dual in the air that I can remember. But he was a fill in so we cant blame him. Good ball for our first goal though.
I can’t see that Thompson was equally at fault at all.

Three of the four goals were (at least in part) due to poor defending from Henrik.
 

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He is going to be a pretty good player one day but at the moment is being caught wrong side too often especially from crosses from the left. He is bit nervy going forward so tends to turn inside and go back to the keeper so nulifies our only real outlet which is the counter. Also struggles in the air. We have got used to Rico who is fantastic in the air for a small bloke.

He will come good and shows some good stuff like his pass for the goal but we need Rico back ASAP.
 

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I can’t see that Thompson was equally at fault at all.

Three of the four goals were (at least in part) due to poor defending from Henrik.
I think you have a thing against Henrik. I saw a bloke busting a gut getting forward for overlaps who was never given the ball to play in. First goal - Daniel's should have claimed. One other Bryan gave the ball away in a dangerous position. So Henrik couldn't have been at fault for 3 that's 2 down to others. I cant even remember him being particularly at fault for the other 2. The whole midfield / back 4 just had a collective nightmare not helped by a keeper welded to the goal line.
 

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People moan about Dalsgaard but Thompson was equally at fault. Didn't win a single dual in the air that I can remember. But he was a fill in so we cant blame him. Good ball for our first goal though.
Harsh about not winning a single dual in the air. They targeted him as our shortest defender against someone who was 6 foot 4. I suspect Rico might have struggled in the air too!
 

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I think you have a thing against Henrik. I saw a bloke busting a gut getting forward for overlaps who was never given the ball to play in. First goal - Daniel's should have claimed. One other Bryan gave the ball away in a dangerous position. So Henrik couldn't have been at fault for 3 that's 2 down to others. I cant even remember him being particularly at fault for the other 2. The whole midfield / back 4 just had a collective nightmare not helped by a keeper welded to the goal line.
I’ve summarised how Dalsgaard was at fault in the other thread. Have a look at the match highlights. I have been one of his biggest fans, so no agenda, just saying what I see.

Thompson wasn’t great, he was sloppy in possession and didn’t do much going forwards. But he didn’t contribute to the defeat in the same way Henrik did.
 

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