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Manchester City vs Arsenal| Saturday 17th October 17:30| Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Rex Banter, Oct 7, 2020.

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What will the result be?

Poll closed Oct 17, 2020.
  1. Arsenal win

    44.6%
  2. Draw

    28.7%
  3. Manchester City win

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  1. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    People talking as if Partey is a Gabriel type signing for midfield. Hes a world class midfielder, he should be starting no matter what. Speaks perfect English and Spanish. Theres no reason to not start him.
     
  2. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Shouldn't have doubted the lad :lol::clap:
     
  3. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    I can understand not starting Partey if there was a decent alternative but a Partey with 1 training session is hardly going to be less useful than Elneny is he?
     
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  4. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One Trusted

    Unless we want to keep passing backwards!
     
  5. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One Trusted

    Honestly though, I'm not feeling this game, but at least football is back... again.

    We should really just do away with international football for the forseeable future, just look at KTs and Guendouzi's situation right now.

    Really want to see how this team can grow now that it has a better midfielder on it.
     
  6. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan Trusted

    Trusted done, mod next. Blimey.
     
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  7. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    What! No way :mad:
     
  8. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    We have Xhaka, Ceballos, Elneny. I want Partey in the team asap just like anyone here but it might be too soon. This is what you get when you leave your business that late in the window.
     
  9. ThisFather

    ThisFather Fan of Alpha Males

    27 year old who has no issue dominating against the likes of Barca, Real and Liverpool. City is a walk in the park for him. If we have any desire of getting anything from this game, he needs to start. He's like Sanchez, a ready made world class player built for this league. These guys are different. They don't need any nonsense time off for adapting. The worse thing that can happen is that our midfield looks better than it usually does.
     
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  10. Jason Jace

    Jason Jace Member

    How will sitting on the bench help him?
    What's the difference between playing against city and playing Leicester especially as Leicester defeated man city ?
    Why is it too soon for him to play football when his Job really is to play football?
    If we believe our current midfield options usel good enough then why spend 45m on a new one ?
     
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  11. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    I hope we eventually move towards a 4 at the back so we wont go into meltdown when KT is injured/suspended/unavailable and we have to play Kolasinac at LCB.

    Kolasinac at left back isnt as bad, he is way more comfortable there and was actually decent last season until he threw him into a centre back position.
     
  12. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Arteta has been quite careful and reserved so far in his Arsenal career. He's been steady and not one to take risks.

    I will be pleasently surprised if Partey starts this game.
     
  13. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Really hope my boy Tom starts.
     
  14. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Our entire midfield is a massive risk tbf. Proven world class midfielder vs el neny or xhaka? Easiest decision of all time. Guy is supposedly very smart when it comes to tactics as well IIRC.

    El Neny's 6 games, (3PL) with us won't make that big a difference either.
     
  15. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not A Big Believer In Diversity

    City have no De bruyne imagine us not starting Partey ffs
     
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  16. DavidHillier

    DavidHillier Member

    Partey won't start.

    Arteta will treat him with Wenger-like kid gloves
     
  17. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    I reckon he'll give him a run out once we're 4-0 up
     
  18. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    I just realised how weak City's midfield and wings are compared to last season after losing Silva and Sane.

    If KDB doesnt start their creative midfielders will not be the usual standard City produce when you compare Foden and B Silva to KDB and D Silva. Hopefully Jesus and Aguero don't make the game either.

    We may actually have a chance here, if all those players miss out and we give the kind of performance we saw against them in the FA cup semi.
     
  19. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    Sterling might have a worldy as CF.
     
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  20. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan Trusted

    You start Partey. He’s fit and been playing football, Gabriel came in and played a few games after not playing for 6th months.
     
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