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FA Cup | Arsenal vs Manchester City| 23rd April at 15:00 (GMT)

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by aevi, Apr 18, 2017.

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What two teams will reach the final?

  1. Arsenal & Chelsea

    35.9%
  2. Arsenal & Tottenham

    18.5%
  3. Man City & Chelsea

    23.9%
  4. Man City & Tottenham

    21.7%
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  1. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Chamberlain isn't a #10. Think you swap him with Ramsey if you choose that personnel. Gives Ramsey the role he had for Wales at Euro '16.

    Think 3 at the back provides enough cover for Monreal to start (even with his pace issues).
     
  2. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    If Welbeck starts, we won't be scoring until he's off.
     
  3. American_Gooner

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

    Can't wait for this, maybe the biggest game of the Emirates era considering the consequences of losing.

    I'd go for the same team as Aevius with maybe Ox in midfield and Iwobi as an AM. 2-1 Arsenal.
     
  4. mm76

    mm76 Yer Da

    neither winger works for me - Bellerin's lost all form and Monreal is vastly better than Gibbs - and a lot quicker - some of those Citeh players would eat Gibbs alive IMO
     
  5. Lady_Gooner

    Lady_Gooner Posting While Meditating Trusted

    Back to losing ways I'm afraid. Never having faith in this team in big games again. Losing to city is far better than Sp**s/Chelsea so going down here isn't all bad.

    Will be a joke if Mustafi gets his place back. Think he'll stick with 3 at the back
     
  6. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Keep the same formation just make 2 changes Bellerin for Monreal and Mustafi for Gabriel
     
  7. mm76

    mm76 Yer Da

    :lol:

    (no offence to @hydrofluoric acid - it just made me laugh)
     
  8. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    That would be the nightmare to end all previous ones.

    I'd never get over it, but its worth noting that the last time they won the title we went on to win 6. Silver linings & all that crap. This is what we've been reduced to :lol:

    Having said that, I expect us to meet Chelsea at Wembley & leave them in our wake just as we did back in 2002 in Cardiff.
     
  9. mm76

    mm76 Yer Da

    It should mean total fan insurrection against Wenger/the board, but my worry is that some of the fanbase don't really get the tottensh*te thing - just look at how some people on here t**s themselves off watching the likes of K**t and Walli

    Either way we all need to remember the last 22 years of total dominance, and remind any spuds fan who tries to crow that they have a long, long way to go to even things up... :cool:
     
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  10. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    Well said. However, I'd hold off on anything till after their FA Cup match vs Chelsea & our NLD meeting. Hopefully its those two that send them spiralling back towards their natural place in the order of things.
     
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  11. ferrarif50hunt

    ferrarif50hunt Well-Known Member

    - - - - - - - - - - - - -- Ospina
    - - - - Mustafi - - - Koscielny - - - Gabriel
    Bellerin - - - Coquelin - - - Xhaka - - - Gibbs
    - - - - - - - - - - Özil - - - - - Ramsey
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Alexis
     
  12. grange

    grange Well-Known Member


    Are you trying to get banned?
     
  13. Red&Dreadjm

    Red&Dreadjm Well-Known Member

    You're such a funny guy but I do hope we win this match a& teh whole bloody thing.
     
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  14. ferrarif50hunt

    ferrarif50hunt Well-Known Member

    Explain...
     
  15. Erlis

    Erlis Only Came To See Granit Xhaka

    I have that strong feeling that Arsenal will win on Sunday, but dunno who they will be playing against in the finals.
     
  16. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    This is a must win match. How unbearable the NLD will be if we lose and they beat Chelskie. I'll hate the Wembley song for a long, long time.
     
  17. Zazu

    Zazu Active Member

    I'd like to see us keep trying with the back 3, few tough calls to make selection wise though.

    Apart from the great assist I thought Ramsey was pretty poor against boro. That being said he probably suits the formation more than Xhaka does, whose lack of mobility can get him caught out. I'd like to see el nenny given a try in the new setup where we can hopefully make the most of his unreal engine. He always makes himself available as well which should help the CBs when looking for an out-ball.

    Giroud didn't have the best game either, I'd maybe throw theo in for him and try to hit them quickly on the counter.

    I'd probably go for this:

    Cech
    Mustafi-----Kos-----Holding
    Ox---Ramsey----El Nenny------Monreal
    Özil------Theo-------Sanchez

    with Özil usually dropping deep to help start attacks and Sanchez and Theo pushing further forward.

    Building from the back could be hard with this lineup without Xhakas long passing so I'd maybe have him in instead of Ramsey. Although Mustafi is usually pretty effective at driving forward with the ball and in the back 3 he'd have more of a license to do this so perhaps that would make up for Xhakas absence when we were trying to start attacks.
     
  18. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member Trusted

    The whole point of having wing backs offensively is so you can cross the ball and Defensively so you can turn it into a back 5.

    ------------------------Cech

    ----------Mustafi--kos--Monreal

    Bellerin---Ramsey--Xhaka----Gibbs
    -------------Özil-----------------Ox
    ------------------------Alexis
     
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  19. SiMamu

    SiMamu Part time Leeds fan

    ----------------Martinez
    -----Mustafi--Koscielny--Holding
    Bellerin-Chamberlain-Xhaka-Gibbs
    --------Ramsey-Alexis-Özil

    Subs: Cech, Gabriel, Monreal, Elneny, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud
     
  20. mm76

    mm76 Yer Da

    Looking at the poll, I think people are getting carried away with thinking Tottensh*te will win their semi-final - my money's still on Chelsea to get there - it's no surprise Moanhinho turned them over, he'd have been planning for that game for weeks and got his players fired up, I think Chelsea will bounce back from it - if I was tottensh*te i'd not be celebrating that Moan U won on Sunday
     
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