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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Aevi, Aug 12, 2019.

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What is your predicted result?

  1. Arsenal win

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  2. Draw

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  3. Burnley win

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  1. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    The international break is a month away. Torreira only had a short break, no reason to think he would need that long to get fit.

    As for Ceballos, yes we don't know how he will handle the big games but only one way to find out. We need his creativity from midfield otherwise we will become too predictable.

    Agree with Willock, he showed enough in the last game to start again. I have a feeling though Emery will select Torreira instead.

    Leno
    AMN-Sok-Luiz-Nacho
    Torreira-Xhaka
    Ceballos
    Pepe-Laca-Auba
     
  2. nicky47

    nicky47 Well-Known Member

    Don't want to get my hopes up, but really hoping for a good performance here. Would be great to see some exciting football for a change!
     
  3. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    Holding on the bench maybe??
     
  4. Iceman10

    Iceman10 Well-Known Member

    Chambers did well at St James' Park and in preseason, but questions linger about whether he has ability as a CB to face top 6 teams, as in the two fixtures after this one. He probably is going to continue getting starts at CB until he comes up short, maybe he will pleasantly exceed expectations. Regardless, Luiz should get the start so he is ready as an option for Liverpool. I would go with Luiz-Sokratis for this one, but I think the manager's selection will be Luiz-Chambers.
     
  5. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Must Win.
    Again :)
     
  6. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Its hard to predict the lineup for this game tbh because we dont really know the fitness levels of so many players. I'm hoping Pepe and Lacazette both start and are our only changes, its not good to change too much.

    We could try out a new mid in Torreira or Ceballos but our entire midfield performed well vs Newcastle? Would be unfair to drop someone in the lead up to our big games.
     
  7. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Yeh it's unfair we face Liverpool away so early, before we know what our defensive partnership even is.

    But on the flip side Liverpool's scoreline was deceiving, they were actually quite poor defensively against Norwich and have lost Alisson. This could be a good chance to grab a point. At the same time we could get absolutely hammered :lol:
     
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  8. boxerumble

    boxerumble Active Member

    Already having night terrors about that one.
    Maybe only 4-1 this time :lol:
     
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  9. trippyhippy

    trippyhippy Active Member

    Would like sokratis to be replaced by luiz so that he can be ready for the two big games after. Liverpool create their chances by pressing and luiz is much more press resistant than sokratis who tends to kick the ball out when faced with pressure. Also need pepe ready for liverpool as him and auba can be dangerous on the counter.
     
  10. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

    The Nketiah performances thread is closed so I thought I'd just mention here that Nketiah scored straight away on his debut :D
     
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  11. Tony's nose

    Tony's nose Well-Known Member

    Expect a win here but also hope for some better football
     
  12. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    The midfielders played well but they didn’t really help create much through the middle. Everything was focused out wide again. We’re going to need someone like Ceballos in there eventually if we’re going to be able to build through the middle.
     
  13. Tomb Bombadil

    Tomb Bombadil Active Member

    We have Sokratis, Chambers and Luiz so no reason to leave one of them behind or putting two CB on the bench. Give Holding some more time and get him another game with u23.

    I hope Özil will be ready for Burnley. Otherwise I would also put Ceballos in the OM role.

    Leno
    AMN Chambers Sokratis Monreal
    Willock Xhaka
    Pepe Özil Nelson
    Aubameyang
    Then of course if Lacazette is ready I guess Nelson would be on the bench first, but he showed in Hoffenheim that he is a supersup. But I wouldn't risk Lacazette. I wouldn't change the defense because it worked. But if Luiz should play against Pool and Tottenham then it makes sense to get him ready.
     
  14. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    Why mess with the one CB pairing that has played together in pre-season and in the first PL game? I see no reason to change that. I do hope we see Ceballos, allthough it’d be harsh on Willock/Doozy. And I’d love to see Pepe over Miki.

    Leno

    AMN Chambers Sokratis Monreal

    Guendouzi Xhaka

    Pepe Ceballos Nelson

    Aubameyang

    Bench: Martinez; Luiz, Kolasinac; Willock, Torreira, Özil/Mkhi, Lacazette​
     
  15. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    I'd let both Sokratis and Chambers keep their place til one of them f*cks up personally.

    I reckon there's a possibility we might see a back 3 of Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz.
     
  16. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    Wonder if there are stats for teams that cause highest no of injuries to opposition. Admittedly, it is difficult to define, like alisson against norwich had nothing to do with norwich.

    I remember somtething like bellerin against Sp**s, holding against united and amn against city. And of course the knock to ramsey that dented our top 4 hopes.
     
  17. JoaoFelix

    JoaoFelix Well-Known Member

    So some fans prefers leaving lacazette on the bench and put Nelson in the team instead of him?
     
  18. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    I don't think Laca is 100% fit (ankle?). If we are playing Burnley then I wouldn't risk it to be honest. Id rather he come off the bench if required.
     
  19. Chaoz_Enigma

    Chaoz_Enigma Active Member

    Precisely...was reading somewhere that messi have one of the lowest sprint and running stats as he constantly reserves energy and analysing opponents.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/messi-walks-better-than-most-players-run/

    "Throughout his career, Messi has been criticized for walking. After an El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in December 2017, there was widespread coverage of the fact that Messi walked 83 percent of the roughly 5 miles he covered that game. Despite this, he scored and assisted in Barca’s 3-0 trouncing."
     
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  20. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    So can Ceballos actually play no. 10 or we just assuming he'll be good at it? Cause I don't think Özil has even been training recently.
     
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