PL | Arsenal vs Chelsea | 3rd of January @ 19:45 GMT | Sky Sports

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Aevius, Dec 31, 2017.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 3, 2018.
  1. Arsenal Win

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  2. Draw

    22.7%
  3. Airplane Banner Businesses Boom in 2018

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  1. Aevius

    Aevius Wenger's Booty Call Moderator

    Battle for Best of the Rest

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    Despite having some difficulties of their own this season, Chelsea have been in good form recently. They've had 4 clean sheets in a row, and have some very in-form attacking players. We've managed to beat them under Conte several times against the odds though, so despite our very average season, there is hope that Wenger can do it yet again. If we beat them, we'll only be 4 points off them and in the thick of the fight for the top 4 spots. Losing or drawing would cause us to lose more very precious ground on our rivals though, so a win is a must... COYG!​

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    17 Sep 2017 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
    06 Aug 2017 Arsenal v Chelsea W 1-1 FA Community Shield
    27 May 2017 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 FA Cup
    04 Feb 2017 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-1 Premier League
    24 Sep 2016 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-0 Premier League

    Predicted Lineup

    Cech
    Chambers - Mustafi - Koscielny
    Bellerin - Wilshere - Xhaka - AMN
    Welbeck - Alexis
    Lacazette
    I didn't watch the game but it seems Iwobi has had another rather ineffective performance, so we might see Welbeck get a go (provided Özil is still out). AMN will probably fill in at LWB if Kolasinac's injury is serious. Otherwise, I expect the same team as against West Brom.
     
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  2. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    Welbs for Iwobi and, assuming he plays, Niles needs to play better then he did today. He was really sloppy.

    Need more from Laca, badly needs a goal.
     
  3. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Got a bad feeling about this game. Chelsea are in good form, whereas Arsenal are not, and despite Wenger's record vs Conte, I reckon an away win is on the cards.
     
  4. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    Would love a 4 month international break right now.
     
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  5. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Without Özil, we couldn't even break the West brom defense which was being raped by all the other teams. Now we are facing Chelsea who have been keeping lot of cleansheets lately. They have been scoring goals for fun recently too. 2018 is going to begin amazingly well guys.
     
  6. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Normally when a side has been robbed via a corrupt official live on tv, they get a gift in their next game.

    Not us though, we’ll get denied a couple of clear pens before they get one against the run of play.

    Arsenal 1-2 Oil.
     
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  7. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    Is Mike Dean reffing this one too?
     
  8. American_Gooner

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

    It's Anthony Taylor, he did the FA Cup final as well.
     
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  9. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    You’ll never guess who he refs next...


    Spurs on Thursday.

    Nice home game for him.
     
  10. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    ****ing Mike Dean. Had we won against WBA we could've got within a point of Chelski if we beat them. Old, bald, scumbag- his own kids probably hate him.

    You can see him saying "I'm sorry" to Wenger. But even then, he's saying it assertively and arrogantly. "Sorry" doesn't give us an extra two points does it? Softest, most pathetic penalty to give that was.

    But yeah, quietly confident we'll beat Chelski. Think we might have a slight edge psychologically. Hopefully Laca puts them to the sword COYG.
     
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  11. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    We only need another 42 points to get to 80. It starts on Wednesday.

    14 wins and 3 losses it is.

    Lovely stuff.
     
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  12. American_Gooner

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

    Actually he was saying "I'm talking". :lol: Not surprising, he's become big-headed since the FA won't reprimand him in any way.
     
  13. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Now I'm depressed, and it's only the 1st of January.
     
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  14. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    That’s what I’m here for girl. Hoping 2018 is even worse than 2017 for us gunners.

    We need change.
     
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  15. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    It's not that bad. I'd rather watch us lose then England win.
     
  16. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    We're more likely to get 3 wins and 14 losses.
     
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  17. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    We can only hope.
     
  18. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    It says something for Wenger that a record of 2 wins, 2 draws (albeit one won on pens) and a loss against a manager is considered encouraging.
     
  19. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    I want us to move away from 343 after this game as well. Place it in the bin next to 4231.

    Should try 433 next, Coq, Jack and Aaron central with Özil and Alexis wide.
     
  20. Lookin' for a new Baby

    Lookin' for a new Baby New name pending...

    I heard that Özil is in for this match, can't remember where I heard it though. Going to have to vote the third option as it made me laugh.:D Real score?No vibes yet!
     
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