Alfie’s World Cup Podcast – Argentina, Banega and Pavon?

Okay we now have Alfie’s view on tonight’s World Cup games, especially talking about Ever Banega’s performance against Nigeria and he has also mentioned Pavon a bit…

Watch, listen and enjoy…..


  1. Philip says:

    How about selling Ramsey(45m) and Ozil(40m) to get Fekir(60m) and Brenard(free).
    Play Fekir at the top of the midfield 3 with Torriera and Xhaka behind him. In a 4-3-3 with Auba-Laca-Miki up top.
    And have Bernard as a quality backup winger.
    I would also get Banega to be backup to Fekir.

  2. Unai Emery says:

    Pavon is overrated… There is nothing much in even in his YouTube videos to show that he is world class…
    Would take Zaha over Pavon any day….

    1. gotanidea says:

      Agree. Guedes and Gelson Martins too

      Arsenal should avoid wingers that do not have the guts to take on the opponents consistently. They need a winger that has high stamina to press like Lozano, to force the opponents to make mistake

  3. Brian Uweh says:

    Banegas Class yesterday shun throughout the match he had that ability to control the tempo something weve lacked since Fabregas left his defence splitting passes and his tackles were very impressive,I hope we do sign him prior to this game Argentina lacked that creativity upfront he was their link,himself and messi were the standout players yesterday and Christian Pavons Cameo was very very impressive down that right wing he put in a performance to get many thinking,very interesting player.Hope we sign Banega over fellaini anyday anytime anywhere

    1. gotanidea says:

      Banega and Messi were impressive, but Pavon was nothing special. Their performances showed what they can do when everybody presses their opponents and fights with high motivation

      I have never seen Messi work as hard as what he did last night. He pressed, tackled, chased the opponents, always challenged the defenders and was very mobile

      This kind of spirit that were missing from Arsenal players last season, especially Ozil. Argentina showed the difference between playing normally and putting extra efforts

  4. Sheet Head says:

    Banega, Fellaini, Vazquez, Torreira, Soyuncu, Leno, Lichsteiner, Sokratis, Martins, Golovin .. You guys realize that’s a WHOLE NEW TEAM!!! ???
    Lichsteiner – Soyuncu – Sokratis
    Torreira – Fellaini
    Martins – Banega – Golovin – Vazquez
    Benzema? (just kidding)
    How many players are we really gonna sign???

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      I think we should sign as many as we can…

      these players cost less than 40m

      time to rebuild the team….its Emery’s team now

      1. McLovin says:

        @HafizRahmann aka John Ibrahim aka The House of Rahman,

        is it true that we need 300 millions to spend this summer?

  5. Sheet Head says:

    I think Emery is trying to break the record of most signed players in one window ??

    1. bran911 says:

      At least he buys players we really need. Wenger once signed 5 players after 8-2 mauling from Man U. And they all turned out to be flops, in other words ‘panic buys’

      1. McLovin says:

        Ah I remember:

        Arteta – flop
        Benayoun – flop
        Mertesacker – for the money invested (8 millions), I would argue that he wasn’t a flop
        Andre Santos – looooooooooooool
        Park Chu Young – loooooooooooooooooooool

        What the fudge was Wenger thinking?

        1. Phelyx says:

          Arteta and per not flop

          1. Sheet Head says:

            Sure, he was vital for the team some time back. But that also showed just how mediocre players we had

        2. Sheet Head says:

          I had forgotten we ever had a player called Benayoun.

          1. arie82 says:

            Benayoun had a good performance for us, and he is a loan from chelsea

  6. Heyzee says:

    Where is that guy that said he wasn’t gonna watch the world cup because of FIFA’s corrupt practises. kudos to you bro because I just realised your stance last night…FIFA is the most corrupt entity ever and VAR is shit.Nigeria were denied a clear penalty even with the VAR…what happened last night was a clear case of RACISM and FAVOURITISM (they prolly wanted Argentina to go through to sell more tickets blabla) but trust me,this isn’t good for the spirit of the game.The way smaller teams have been treated in this tournament ain’t good at all…referees are always quick to go check the VAR when something goes in favour of the bigger teams and become reluctant to do the same for the smaller teams for the fear of having to come back to the pitch and favour them(the smaller team)…this is too bad…FIFA you’re shit…shame on you FIFA…on a side note…Banega was good tonight…and Messi..what more can I say…I just want this guy to win the world cup to cement his place as the GOAT.

    1. Shekar233 says:

      I agree with you that FIFA are corrupt and shit. But yesterday’s decision to not give penalty to Nigeria is correct.
      The player tried to clear the ball with his head, while he did get a touch with his head (though mistimed)it was then deflected onto his hand. It would have been extremely unfair to give that a Pen. Coz he couldnt have avoided the touch even if he wanted to.
      But i feel the pen given against Portugal was a similar case. I realy am distrought with such double standards. Even in the portugal game it was clear that the ball was headed by the Iranian player which hit the Portugese player’s hand. He could not have avoided the touch …yet refree after watching the VAR review decided to give a pen.

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