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

    You’re already on my follow list. Welcome bro.
     
  2. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan

    Nketiah is in the U-23 squad so he won't be on the bench for the game.
     
  3. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan

  4. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Welbeck's big head already in Nketiahs way smh.
     
  5. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho Well-Known Member

    Welbeck on the bench then
     
  6. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan

  7. Cazorlinho

    Cazorlinho French media expert who still can't embed tweets

    His press conference was refreshing. I liked it. I love his optimistic vibe

    I can't wait :bounce:
     
  8. c00lguy

    c00lguy Well-Known Member

    I haven't followed our pre-season that much, but I'm excited for our first match of the new season.

    Now we begin.
     
  9. cannonade

    cannonade Well-Known Member

    Tried totalsportek.com ?
     
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  10. I'm sure I'll get wound up by something trivial this coming season haha!
     
  11. Peterq

    Peterq New Member

    Pep's way of playing is well known but Unai's Arsenal is a bit of unknow territory. The tactical approach may surprise us. It will be really interesting match.
     
  12. Nyctophobia

    Nyctophobia Well-Known Member

    I've always looked on the bright side, mostly.

    I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but when you look at things objectively I think it's hard to say that we will; at least on paper.
    Our defense is questionable, City are solid everywhere and their best players are ready for the game despite the WC.
    Emery is untested and it might take a little time for him to get running, I mean just look at Pep's first season he had some horrible losses.

    It's not that I don't want us to win and there's always a chance, but it's unlikely, we're facing an overwhelming record-breaking force.

    You wouldn't find me pouting if we do though! :D
     
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  13. Beksl

    Beksl Well-Known Member

    I think we’ll surprise a few against Man City and this season.

    Granted Emery is untested but so are teams playing against his system, no one really knows what to expect from us, how we’ll line up and what tactics we’ll use. You always had a good chance against Arsenal if you surrendered possesion and parked the bus. It worked under Wenger but I’m not sure that’s going to be case now, Emery is to clever. Unpredictability should be our advantage at least early in the season.
     
  14. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 or We Riot

    This imaginary AFTV crowd doesn’t exist let’s be honest. It’s kind of strange that people are still on this AFTV bad guys narrative in 2018.
     
  15. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    Not easy to select the starting 11 because RB is not obvious, neither is midfield. I'm going with this.

    -----------------------Leno
    Bellerin-----Mustafi-----Sokratis----Monreal
    ------------Xhaka------------Torreira
    Mkhi-----------------Özil------------------PEA
    --------------------Lacazette

    If this is our front 4, I want to see a dynamic attack with players switching all over, PEA for Laca, Özil for Mkhi. All 4 of them are capable of this, it would make a very potent attack. Our defence still looks vulnerable.
     
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  16. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    Well, he won't be coming back.
     
  17. wayne189

    wayne189 Member

    W

    Wiziwig
     
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  18. Rouski

    Rouski Active Member

    We will take a win
     
  19. FEH

    FEH Well-Known Member

    Tell me about it. Bandwagoners who probably dont even watch the channel. Emery will get time whether we win or get pumped 4-0.
     
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  20. Token Yank

    Token Yank Well-Known Member

    This would be my formation but sub Lichtensteiner and Cech in for Bellerin and Leno. I wouldn’t put Leno in until after Chelsea. Let him gain some confidence playing against the lesser teams. Bellerin just sucks.
     
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