FA Cup 4th Round: AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal | Monday, January 27 | KO: 20:00 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 22, 2020.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 27, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

    68.9%
  2. Draw (Go to a replay)

    24.4%
  3. Bournemouth Win

    6.7%
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  1. m-due

    m-due Well-Known Member

    The last few years, even the smaller clubs in the PL have started to rest majority of their first 11 and focus on their next league game. The only club that I have seen that have been consistent with picking a stronger side apart from the goalkeeper is Man City. That’s why they have been successful with the domestic cups in recent times. They will start Bravo and Foden but rest assured their key players will start too. Lool definitely a directive from the owners to amass every trophy out there. Arteta will probably have the same mentality and field a fairly strong squad.
     
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  2. CJJ

    CJJ Well-Known Member

    Play a mix of A and B team. The FA cup is still a good trophy.
     
  3. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    perhaps it's difficult to understand if you live outside the UK what this cup means to a lot of people - the fact the semis and final are on the BBC means more people get to watch and because the BBC has lost the right to show almost all other live matches, they make a big deal out of it, and always have done
     
  4. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Even in the UK the FA Cup has lost some of it's magic though, the final used to dominate BBC 1 for the entire day but they scrapped that
     
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  5. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    From AFC.com

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    Suspended. Further to receiving a red card at Crystal Palace (a) on January 11, suspended for Monday's game at Bournemouth.

    Calum Chambers
    Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months.

    Sead Kolasinac
    Left thigh strain. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.

    David Luiz
    Suspended. Further to receiving red card at Chelsea (a) on January 21, suspended for Monday's game at Bournemouth.

    Reiss Nelson
    Right hamstring. Hoping to return to full training in the winter break period after Burnley (a) on February 2.

    Sokratis
    Back in full training further to illness. Being assessed ahead of Bournemouth (a).

    Kieran Tierney
    Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder during West Ham Utd (a) on December 9. Successful surgery completed. Good progress being made in rehabilitation process with participation in regular outdoor fitness sessions. Aiming to return to full training in March.
     
  6. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Could be 5 defenders and our lead scorer out ffs, depending on Sokratis coming back from his viral infection.

    Arteta luck!
     
  7. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Could be Mustafi again :eek:
     
  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I think Sokratis will be available but we'll go with mustafi holding
     
  9. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    They stole that from my OP.
     
  10. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    We have won the most FA cups ever , people should be proud of that history , Not Liverpool , Not United , us be proud for ffs .
     
  11. Let's play Aubamawang

    Let's play Aubamawang Active Member

    We're obviously not winning the league this year and based on current form, top 4 is highly unlikely too. Which leaves the FA Cup and Europa as priorities. Obviously the latter would give us a back door to CL football, but it can't hurt for a new coach to instill a winning formula. If teams want to play their second or third string, let them. Play our strongest team (within reason) and go for glory imo.
     
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  12. boxerumble

    boxerumble Active Member

    Winning the FA Cup is cool I guess. I’ll take the win as a fan, sure... But when Arsenal is hovering around mid table, struggling at home to newly promoted teams it’s hard to get excited about a trophy that won’t attract top talent.

    besides, I’m from the land of the prince and Markle sparkles new adopted homeland. Same ****
     
  13. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Imagine not loving this great competition, could never be me!



    :lol:
     
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  14. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I'd love to win the cup, absolutely love to. I rank it much higher the league cup and the community shield.

    However, I can't see us beating Liverpool or City further down. Hopefully we won't have to.
     
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  15. remains

    remains Well-Known Member

    Was lucky enough to be at Wembley for our last FA cup win vs Chelsea. The Arsenal end of the stadium was rocking from start to finish and the mayhem when Ramsey scored the winner... safe to say I’ll never forget that day.

    Don’t understand why you would play a weakened team here, we have almost a week off after. For me, winning trophies are the moments that stick in the memory as an Arsenal fan.
     
  16. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    Liverpool are almost certain to play their reserves. Even in the last round against Everton when bragging rights were at stake Klopp fielded exclusively reserves and youngsters. He did the same last year.

    City you are right. Guardiola would play his big hitters even against an amateur side.
     
  17. gingerpantman

    gingerpantman Member

    Go full on for this....If we carry on the way we are the FA cup might be our only route into Europe. lets not forget we are 10th not 6th or 7th. Wolves and Sheff U seem more likely then us to win most weeks.

    Lets go on a good cup run.
     
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  18. roz

    roz Well-Known Member

    Agree.
    Would leave Torreira out though. Needs a rest and is pivotal for us. They will surely be rotating lots themselves considering their relegation scrap. We can win without him considering.
     
  19. Camus

    Camus Well-Known Member

    Yeah I liked that win as well. Not least because out 1st trophy in donkeys years as well.
     
  20. roz

    roz Well-Known Member

    Its a major trophy! Granted its not Champs league or Prem but its next after those 2.
    Would be an incredible achievement to win a trophy after our first half of a train wreck season and would do wonders for the teams mentality and confidence. Get past Bournemouth with a mix of first team and back up, repeat until we win it.
     
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