PL: Arsenal v Manchester City | August 12th, 2018 16:00 BST | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Makingtrax, Aug 6, 2018.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Aug 12, 2018.
  1. Arsenal Win

    46.3%
  2. Draw

    26.4%
  3. Manchester City Win

    27.3%
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  1. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

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    • Sunday 12th August 16:00 BST
    • SkySports Now TV
    • Sold Out
    • Sky Bet Home win 12/5 Draw 11/4 Away 1/1
    • Man C unbeaten in the last 5 meetings
    • Arsenal won 1 in the last 6 at the Emirates
    • Kola, Kos injured
    • Ramsey, Monreal late test

    It’s a new dawn, a new era. And yes, he’s really gone.

    Who cares if the bald Spaniard has won the league 2017/18. Unai Emery has arrived with a full head of hair and the football obsessive is determined to make his mark.

    Already our players have seen so many videos they’ve run out of popcorn. And Bellerin tells us that training is as focused as Nikon DSLR. Useful additions have arrived and Guendouzi looks like a Luiz/Modric lovechild if you half close your eyes.

    Can’t wait to see if the methods and structures will have the impact that everybody’s waiting for. Good luck for a brand new season.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
  2. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mmhmm yes, I agree

    Yay.

    Not sure if I can watch this yet. Streaming setup has failed me since the last month of the season and I refuse to pay the crazy price of satelite in RSA. Not sure how I'm going to get to view this season.
     
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  3. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

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  4. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    Hard to be optimistic about this, they've got so much quality and then look at our defence. Yesterday showed the depth of their squad. If KDB doesn't play then Bernardo is more than capable for example.
     
  5. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mmhmm yes, I agree

    Wow, serious pessimism in the votes so far.
    Kind of happy we have a tough start. Get both the managers and the players roaring early. Whether that is after the first 90 or before will not really make a difference.
     
  6. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    We have enough firepower to sink them . Question mark over the defence but we are at home .
     
  7. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mmhmm yes, I agree

    I voted win, I'm with you on this. Think it is the best time to play them and we can send some shock waves around the league.
    Half the league have written us off to fail in a similar fashion to United. Which is daft because we don't spend as much nor have we hired an imbecile as manager...
     
  8. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Amazing how a couple of early wins can build momentum and raise squad confidence. I voted draw, but hope you’re right bro.
     
  9. IslingtonBornandbred

    IslingtonBornandbred Well-Known Member

    In my opinion absolutely no better time to play the best team in the league. Much better to play them in the first game than 17 games in when we could be 12 points behind with them running away with it again.

    Will be a draw or Arsenal win...first game of the season and that....at home, the players will be fired up, no way do we lose this.
     
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  10. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    Think a draw.

    We'll surely concede, but we have two clinical strikers up front now. Auba will run Walker dizzy.
     
  11. Mitch

    Mitch Blocked by Ramsey on Instagram

    I want to see the following side:

    GK: Leno
    RB: Litchtsteiner
    CB:Sokratis
    CB: Mustafi
    LB: Monreal
    DCM: Torreira
    CM: Xhaka or Guendozi
    ACM: Özil
    RW: Mkhi
    LW: PEA
    CF: Lacazette
     
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  12. Tosker

    Tosker Well-Known Member

    only sure fire prediction is it won't be 0-0
     
  13. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mmhmm yes, I agree

    Monreal a maybe with a late fitness test, no?
    Otherwise I like that
     
  14. FEH

    FEH Well-Known Member

    Aslong as Lichtsteiner is ahead of Bellerin and Auba, Laca and Torreira are on the pitch, I think we win this.

    I really hope the Emirates atmosphere is different this year. A new manager, some great players and hopefully a new focus and drive. Lets get behind our team and show we are not to be messed about with this season.
     
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  15. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    First goal Mustafi from a corner .
     
  16. dbig

    dbig Active Member

    We'll win this and the next game and go on to a title challenge.
     
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  17. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    I haven't been up for a season to start like this for years. I love the fact we have City & Chelsea first, if we get 4 pts or more we'll all be happy and if we get 0 pts we'll probably say, its a new beginning, give it time! If we started against mid table teams and didn't win both we'd be disappointed. I genuinely believe we can beat City & Chelsea. Bring it on!

    PS. just noticed my Miley pic has been replaced by a giant smiley :) Ha, not my doing!
     
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  18. berric

    berric Well-Known Member

    Think we'll challege for a win here but in the end our defence will fail us. :(

    Seeing Emery on the stands at Wembley looking like he has an ace up his sleeve made me optimistic lol.
     
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  19. arsmile

    arsmile Well-Known Member

    starting lineup is the least predictable in a while...

    something like-

    leno
    bellerin-mustafi-sokratis-AMN
    xhaka-torreira
    mhiki-Özil-PEA
    laccazette

    although cech/leichsteiner/chambers/elneny/guendozi/iwobi could all start...

    and I'd love to see a 442 with that front 6...
     
  20. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 or We Riot

    Wouldn’t mind an Elneny-Matteo midfield 2. They’ve looked pretty good together all preseason and Torreira/Xhaka don’t look fit enough to start judging from that Lazio game.
     
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