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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

    26.7%
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  1. Goonger

    Goonger Well-Known Member

    -------------------------Leno---------------------

    ---------Holding----Luiz----Gabriel--------
    --Bellerin-----------------------------Tierney---

    ------------------------Partey-------------------
    ------------ Ceballos--------Xhaka----------

    -----------------Pepe---------Auba-------------
     
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  2. balthazar

    balthazar Well-Known Member


    I suppose the players enjoy it, it being an honour to represent their country and all.
     
  3. Uncle Good-Advice

    Uncle Good-Advice Well-Known Member

    While I don't agree with long ball merchants tag calling us a jammy team is somewhat accurate. Just ask Liverpool or West Ham fans. I'd love to add City fans to that list :)
     
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  4. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Im not waiting the 2 weeks between games to not see Partey. Get him in the starting line up.
     
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  5. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Another wonderful Henry comp, the way he just lifts the ball over Mills' head like Danny is nothing is perfect...



    Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp, Campbell, Cole, Ljungberg, Reyes...we have been so blessed, wish we could all could back and enjoy these players even more...as great a time as we all had back then, you feel it was taken slightly for granted...

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Hopefully Tierney makes it for the game.

    Stick with the 3 at the back formation as it works, and rather focus on bringing the forwards and midfielders closer together. I like what @Furious posted to this effect recently, keeps spaces tight, and gives us that ability to spring into action at the turnover.

    Something like...

    ---------------Leno
    ------Luiz----Gabby----Tierney
    Bellerin---Partey---Ceballos----AMN/Saka
    ---------------Willian
    ----------Pepe-------Auba

    We can get away with a 2-1 here, as long as we stay ahead.
     
  7. baccy_man

    baccy_man Active Member

  8. Blood on the Tracks

    Blood on the Tracks Well-Known Member

    I expect us to sit back, draw them on to us and do them on the break.

    It's easier said than done but if we can nullify their attack we'll create good chances on the break.

    I think people are underestimating how woeful City have been defensively this season so far. If we concede no more than one goal I strongly fancy us to pull off the win.
     
  9. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character Trusted

    Go at them. They look poor.
     
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  10. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Artetas gonna start Willian in this but I wish he wouldn't
     
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  11. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    If Willian start we lose.
    This is a match perfect for Pepe. Pepe vs Mendy is the stuff of dreams.
     
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  12. Rasmi

    Rasmi Well-Known Member

    If we sit back and they get the first goal we are done. Leeds went at them and created so many chances. If we are brave we could get something here. But Arteta is very cautious manager, specially away from home
     
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  13. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    I'm disgusted Arsenal FC are being called long-ball merchants. This is because of David Luiz. Needs to end soon.
     
  14. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia



    ...this victory must have felt so sweet for Arteta, got the better of Pep when it really mattered.
     
  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    City really not look that great this start of season against Leicester and Leeds they looked very poor. But all good change if Aguero started and sterling back play LW hopefully Aguero will be on bench.
     
  16. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    Another 7 days FFS. The more this international break goes on the more pissed off I am they even did it. International friendlies during a pandemic... Stupid ****s.
     
  17. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it’s not Arteta’s direction?
    It would make sense Luiz would take them if Arteta instructed it since he’s our best long range passer at the back.
     
  18. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Expecting 5 at the back and expecting to get pummelled.

    We need to put it on City like Leeds and Leicester did.
     
  19. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Literally what happened to Leicester when they beat City 5-2 and Sp**s when they beat United 6-1. If we’re done after conceding one goal, we need a serious mental examination
     
  20. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    Aguero is a game changer. I’m amazed they haven’t signed another striker in the last couple seasons. Just stockpiling attacking mids.

    If Gundogan’s back and fully recovered from Covid he’ll be a big boost too.

    They look very susceptible in turnovers. Critical we use pace in attack. Saka left, Pepe right, Auba through the middle.
     
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