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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Dec 12, 2019.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Dec 15, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. City Win

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  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator


    Referee: Paul Tierney
    VAR: Chris Kavanagh
    • Arsenal have conceded the first goal in their last five Premier League encounters. They’ve never conceded first in six consecutive matches in the competition.
    • Gabriel Martinelli scored on his first Premier League start for Arsenal against West Ham. Only three players have scored on their first two Premier League starts in the competition for the Gunners - Ian Wright, Davor Suker and Alex Iwobi.
    • Man City have won their last two Premier League trips to Arsenal, more than they had in their previous 32 top-flight visits to Emirates Stadium or Highbury.
    • City could become the first team to win three consecutive top-flight matches at Arsenal since West Ham did so between 1991 and 1995.
    Team News
    Arsenal: Holding, Tierney, Xhaka & Ceballos out; Pepe & Bellerin to be assessed
    Man City: Stones, Laporte, Sane & Aguero out; Ederson & David Silva could return

  2. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

  3. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Can't afford playing Özil in this.

    Niles Chambers Sokratis Kolasinac
    Torreira Luiz Guendouzi
    Pepe Auba Martinelli
  4. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    We can't afford 2 play Özil but we can play Guendouzi?

    Sound reasoning
  5. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Guendouzi is often good against top teams. Although i might prefer Xhaka for this. Or Laca as CAM behind Auba
  6. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Our King!
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  7. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Heavy reaming incoming.
  8. Preacher

    Preacher Anti-Ornstein

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  9. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Going by recent form, Özil tops all the names you mentioned. Lol @ Xhaka as well
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  10. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    We are getting hammered here.
  11. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    I think Pepe will play, and we will need him. Xhaka is out and I'm not expecting Bellerin back so I'm thinking:

    AMN - Chambers - Sokratis - Kolasinac
    Torreira - Guendouzi
    Pepe - Özil - Martinelli

    We'll lose though, our defence isn't good enough and our midfield isn't balanced. No other combination would do better though, as Willock isn't ready.
  12. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Same line up that play against westham maybe Bellerin for Niles if he fit.
  13. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Man City aren't too solid @ the back, either
  14. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    I'm thinking about the team i believe will most likely get us a point here. Özil against top english teams? Cash me outside n forgetaboutiiid
  15. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    We'll get absolutely wanked off here.
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  16. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Guendo was class against them last season
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  17. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Pepe is our only hope. He needs to press hard and dribble the **** out of the opposition, draw several players and hopefully Lacaz brain and Aubas nack for goals can deliver.
  18. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Hopefully we've got Pepe in for this, midfield looks very weak, though.

    Matteo has been in one of those young player slumps and Willock hasn't been better either.
  19. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Recall Nenners for this one?
  20. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    The start of our liquid football from the back :drool:
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