EPL | Arsenal vs Watford| 31/01/17 | 7:45 K/O (GMT)

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Taylor Gang Gunners, Jan 29, 2017.


Match result?

  1. Arsenal Win

    27 vote(s)
  2. Draw

    2 vote(s)
  3. Watford Win

    9 vote(s)
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  1. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted


    So, after dismantling Southampton in the FA Cup, attention turns once again toward the Premier League. A home game against a team desperately struggling for form, if we approach it with the required seriousness and dedication, we'll win comfortably.

    Team News
    Santi Cazorla out- Achilles
    Granit Xhaka out- Suspension
    Things are looking good on the injury front, there are murmurs that Coquelin and Ramsey are struggling with injuries, but we'll know for sure closer to the game. Mesut Özil should go straight back into the starting XI, will there be starts for the likes of Giroud and Bellerin?

    Possible Lineup
    Bellerin Kos Mus Nacho
    Ramsey Coquelin
    Walcott Özil Iwobi
    Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Perez, Welbeck, Giroud.

    Özil, Alexis and Iwobi with the goals.
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  2. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Watford having too many injuries and massively off form so I expecting easy win here

    Bellerin Kosh mustafi Monreal
    Ox Coq
    Walcott Özil Iwobi
  3. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    We should smash them.Hope that Liverpool will get something from Chelsea.
  4. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    Big win needed, build on our recent form and get pumped for Chelsea on Saturday. It will be very, very hard on Ox if Wenger drops him.

    I'd try three in mid to see if it'd work for the Chelsea game:

    Bellerin Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
    Ramsey Coquelin Ox
    Özil Alexis Iwobi​
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  5. NotAUserName

    NotAUserName Guest

    Cech - Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal - Coquelin, Ramsey - Sanchez, Özil, Iwobi - Giroud.
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    I hope to see:
    Gk: Cech
    RB: Gabriel
    LB: Gibbs
    CB: Mustafi
    CB: Kos
    CM: Coquelin
    CM: OX
    ACM: Özil
    RW: Walcott
    LW: Iwobi
    CF: Alexis
  7. Ewarwoowar

    Ewarwoowar Well-Known Member

    Us at home and Watford really depleted, We could take predominantly the same approach as yesterday, they will park the bus but if we show any where near the link up play and finishing as We did at Southhampton, we should open them up with ease!


    We have also got to utilize and identify in this game our best midfield options looking toward the Chelsea(I know, no s**t Sherlock) game!

    Is it official,, are Ramsey and Coq or either or neither injured?
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  8. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Kill this game off as early as possible and then bubblewrap our best players for Chelsea.
  9. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Ox and Walcott doing their thing yesterday. One playing a blinder and the other scoring for fun.

    But we've seen these false dawns with them so many times. Must frustrate Wenger, he never knows what's going to turn up. Or whether they'll be out injured.
  10. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Give Ox a game in the centre and move Özil further forward if need be. Don't want us to be relying on a midfield that we know is mostly ****.
  11. DanishGooner

    DanishGooner New Member

    Agree with giving the Ox a game in central midfield and I would ideally pair him with le Coq or El-Neny (if he's back).
    However, I am having a hard time deciding between Walcott and Welbeck paired with Sanchez-Perez-Özil.
    We're almost back to the invincible days in terms of quality in depth.
  12. Lookin' for a new Baby

    Lookin' for a new Baby New name pending...

    Every time we go in to a game like this, I've always hoped for a goal fest. I've learned my lesson now, 3 points and no injuries is my only requirement. Oh, and no red cards!!!!!
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  13. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Surprised so many calls for Ox in midfield. Our season will be defined by the Chelsea, Liverpool & Bayern fixtures... He is the last type of midfielder we need in those games.

    We either need to give Ramsey & Coquelin a run of games to form a partnership or take risk on AMN.

    Would love a formation shift but it didnt even happen when we swapped Giroud & Alexis upfront!
  14. Gooner n Proud

    Gooner n Proud a.k.a. nasri_8 and Voice of Flamini

    Bellerin Koscielny Mustafi Monreal
    Ramsey Coquelin Chamberlain
    Perez Alexis
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  15. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    Seeing lineups with both Ramsey and Coquelin in midfield makes me cringe... last season was emotionally scarring :confused:
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  16. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Bellerin - Mustafi - Koscielny - Monreal
    Maitland-Niles - Chamberlain
    Walcott - Özil - Perez

  17. blaise

    blaise Well-Known Member

    I d risk Ox in midfield in these games rather than Ramsey, but in 4-3-3, too much to ask that from AMN, and I doubt that after so many years of failures as CM Ramsey can play couple of quality games there against such opposition, one is possible, two is a reach, three sf.
  18. Sanis

    Sanis Well-Known Member

    Bellerin - Mustafi - Koscielny - Monreal
    Coquelin - Chamberlain
    Walcott - Özil - Alexis
  19. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    It is either Maitland-Niles - Chamberlain or Maitland-Niles - Ramsey for me.
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  20. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Our tails are up again and we are dreaming of the title. Its a shame that we have Chelsea the match thereafter, I was starting to enjoy dreaming again.

    Anyway, a must win game naturally. Hopefully our rivals slip up giving us that room at Stamford Bridge.

    Operation Get Past Eighty still well underway.
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