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

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


Match Prediction

Poll closed Aug 12, 2018.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Manchester City Win

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  1. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    Look up Acestream if you haven't already
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  2. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    Think that draw is about right.City looked quite confident against Chelsea even without some big names in squad.We can hurt them with Laca and Auba and we need some big performance with new manager at Emirates.2-2.
  3. TheArsenalis

    TheArsenalis Well-Known Member

    Om hoping to be surprised. We were all over Chelsea in 2nd half a performance that was as good as city's.

    These boys will be itching to impress emeri.
    We know can score.
  4. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    Just saw somewhere that the ref is gonna be Michael Oliver. I voted for a win but I feel like i should change it now.
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  5. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    All the pressure is on city. I fancy auba and laca to cause them alot of problems.

    Cant call it purely because I dont think our defence is good enough. We need a disciplined back 4 and a few weeks of coaching wont fix that.
  6. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Lets end City's "Invincible" talk nice and early.
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  7. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    I think a draw would be a good start. IF we lose, I hope it wont be in embarrassing fashion like our last few games against them.
  8. ksarp

    ksarp Well-Known Member

    Lichsy has to start. He's eons ahead of the vegan on the offensive and defensive fronts.
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  9. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    I think its a matter of will Emery dare to go for it against City playing at home or maybe be a bit cautious?

    If its the first I think we will see this:

    If he’s a bit more cautious I think we could see Lacazette benched for an extra midfielder and Auba’s pace on the counter:

    I personally think we’ll go for more safety with our shaky defense and Laca will be sacrificed for that.
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  10. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Most neutrals expect us to lose and Citeh fans will be baying for a win to start off the campaign so other than if we get a drubbing we have nothing to lose.

    Don't lose the game in the first-half hour, keep it today and we can win this. They'll take risks, won't settle for a draw until the last few minutes. If we keep their score down it will only take a couple of moments of brilliance to win and we have players capable of doing that.
  11. TheArsenalis

    TheArsenalis Well-Known Member

    I like the second one. Start with auba, when game loses it shape we bring on laca.

    City likely to use 3 at the back then pack their midfield to dominate us in that area of the park. I think emeri will try to combat that going 4141 maybe. We gonna need Torreira to be in world cup form.
  12. TheArsenalis

    TheArsenalis Well-Known Member

    Yeah we go into this gung ho wenger style. Lol joke
  13. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Yeah right. Because it's not what I'm suggesting.
  14. ggunner12345

    ggunner12345 Active Member

    Score draw
  15. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    Going by the preseason:

    Auba and Laca are best together.
    Özil seems in better form than Miki.
    Lichtsteiner over Bellerin.
    Leno over Cech.
    Guendouzi has impressed.
    Kola injured.

    Id go 433 for a man more in the centre.

    Auba Laca Özil
    AMN Sokratis Mustafi Lichtsteiner

    Xhaka is a fitness monster so I wouldn't worry about him. Guendouzi has to play for his preseason. If Ramsey is fit he's a must start, Torreira seemed a bit unsharp yet. So if these two are fitness concerns it might be an idea to play Miki in midfield.

    If everyone is fit, it's Ramsey and Torreira for me, either one not fit to be replaced by Xhaka, both unfit start Miki.
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  16. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Main concern here would be AMN at left-back. Of course he can play there but you don't necessarily want an inexperienced utility player against the best attack in the league. On the other hand we don't have many options unless Emery opts for a back three.
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  17. TheArsenalis

    TheArsenalis Well-Known Member

    Bra take it easy. Its only a joke. People do this
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  18. Toby Andrl

    Toby Andrl Part Time Stuttgart Fan Trusted

    Don't think we will se a back three.

    The question is how far is Monreal and how well has he taken to the New system?
  19. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    All signs point to AMN at LB. Such a huge risk considering the opponent up against the 2016 player of the season, a guy who'll be eager to impress with Walker supporting too.
  20. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Any mileage in putting one of our two right-backs on the left?
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