PL: Arsenal vs Middlesbrough | 22/08/04

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by gooner, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. ethanen

    ethanen New Member

    theguvnor, I put bergy instead of henry..
    and apperently "Dropping Henry is the single most stupid thing ever mentioned on these forums"
  2. Realwood

    Realwood New Member

    Isn't it a little "too early" to rest Henry. I see your point for later on in the season, but Boro dosent suck and have a major record at stake.

    Henry should and WILL start. Later on in the season, yes, we should rest Henry from time to time.
  3. ethanen

    ethanen New Member

    I totaly agree with that part.
    if thats how you feel can you explain why you put bergy on the bench?
  4. Aussie

    Aussie New Member Elite

    Is Viduka playing for Boro or is he injured?
  5. ethanen

    ethanen New Member

    viduka is suspended
  6. skart14

    skart14 New Member

    i thought he was clear to start....
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    True, but im not talking about ripping up the whole team, just keeping reyes and cesc in the team whilst they are 2 of our best performers so far.
  8. Aussie

    Aussie New Member Elite

    Well at least this season we wont have to worry about players playing to many games. We have exellent backup in most positions.
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Sorry didnt see begy ahead of henry in your team.

    Because dropping henry is stupidity :wink: And reyes is playing better than bergy.
  10. fede75

    fede75 New Member

    not problem :mrgreen: Today i predict 3 - 0 :wink:
  11. Gurgen

    Gurgen New Member Elite

    Dropping either Henry, Bergkamp or Reyes is a crime. It's a dilemma, but a good one for a change.
  12. bobbypires

    bobbypires New Member Elite

    I like it, especially pires (c) ;D
    If the lineup is this, Robby would deserve the captain armband.
  13. Anders Limpar

    Anders Limpar New Member

    There is only one place in the XI that could be changed from the game against Everton and whatever Wenger decides both Pires and Reyes is exceptional...

    ...I'll go for Reyes because his form is the best ever and Pires could only benefit from another week of build up!

    Give Ray a cheer from as well, he's my kind of guy! Loved him at Arsenal and still do...
  14. juz7_pi12es

    juz7_pi12es New Member

    yes please! :D
  15. GoonerGurjit

    GoonerGurjit New Member Elite

  16. Loylz

    Loylz Moderator Moderator

    The game's tomorrow mate.
  17. gunnertilldeath

    gunnertilldeath New Member Elite

    i really think we should keep reyes on the bench. bergkamp is well rested and pires is back to full fitness. if we need a goal, bring on reyes at half time and give them something to think about. pires is still our starter on the left. reyes just has the luxury of being a versetile man. we need experience in this game, not youthful over-exuberance. the short pitch at highbury doesnt play very well to Reyes' pace. i hope Arsène gives pires the start and lets dennis play with henry upfront. after 55 minutes, when legs are getting tired, reyes should come on and cause a few problems. thats the way i see it. we are in for a tough game tomorrow. i would like to see experienced players handle it.
  18. thegame24

    thegame24 New Member

    Arsenal 3 - 0 Old timers

    ehhh maybe 4-0
  19. Jose_Reyes_2005

    Jose_Reyes_2005 New Member Trusted

    It looks like gilberto may not make this game - in that case i reckon there is no way in hell wenger will start with flamini and cesc - the 2 extreemly inexperienced youngsters will struggle to form an understanding - especially when up against players like parlour and zenden who will probarly tackle like crazy throughout the game.

    IF gilberto does not make it then pires will probarly start in the centre, reyes on the left - with henry and dennis up front.

    My only worry is that a midfield of reyes,pires,cesc and ljungberg might just be too attacking.
  20. johe

    johe New Member

    That is what I think too. Since we're playing at home it could work, and if Gilberto, Edu and Vieira are out, it's the best we can come up with. However, I don't think someone has mentioned Seba Svärd? If Wenger feels he's solid enough defensively, he might give him a go. It is in a way a risk just as big as playing Cesc and Pires in the middle. Anyone who has seen him play? From what I've heard he's less of an attacking midfielder than Cesc and is strong physically. Anyway I think there's a bigger chance Wenger will play Lauren or Pires in the middle.

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