Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Makingtrax, Aug 6, 2018.
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Nketiah is in the U-23 squad so he won't be on the bench for the game.
Welbeck's big head already in Nketiahs way smh.
Welbeck on the bench then
He's a humble guy
His press conference was refreshing. I liked it. I love his optimistic vibe
I can't wait
I haven't followed our pre-season that much, but I'm excited for our first match of the new season.
Now we begin.
Tried totalsportek.com ?
I'm sure I'll get wound up by something trivial this coming season haha!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Not easy to select the starting 11 because RB is not obvious, neither is midfield. I'm going with this.
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.
Well, he won't be coming back.
We will take a win
Tell me about it. Bandwagoners who probably dont even watch the channel. Emery will get time whether we win or get pumped 4-0.
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.