PL: Swansea City v Arsenal | January 30, 2018 19:45 GMT

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 28, 2018.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 30, 2018.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Swansea Win

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  1. American_Gooner

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


    Referee: Lee Mason

    Team News:
    Arsenal: Welbeck out, Giroud should return
    Swansea: Renato Sanches out

    Possible lineup:
  2. pikey2000

    pikey2000 Well-Known Member

    Like the look of that lineup, interested to see what Mkhitaryan brings to the table and also to see if Elneny can keep his recent good form up.

    Cautiously optimistic
  3. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Lee Mason, bald alert.

    Bellerin Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
    Ramsey Elneny Wilshere
    Özil Mkhitaryan
  4. billyf

    billyf Active Member

    Underwhelming lineup.
  5. American_Gooner

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

    Gave a yellow card for this today:
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  6. MkhiMagic

    MkhiMagic Well-Known Member

    Yikes, that's an ankle breaker, lucky Sane.

    Swansea are crap, 4-1 Arsenal.
  7. Heskey

    Heskey Well-Known Member

    That's his bloody shin mate :confused:
  8. MkhiMagic

    MkhiMagic Well-Known Member

    I know, but the way his ankle is twisted in the picture. I guess you could call it a shin breaker/ankle twister.
  9. Heskey

    Heskey Well-Known Member

    True. Horrendous no matter. Reminds me of Ramsey, Eduardo, Diaby etc.. :(
  10. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    We can't underestimate Swansea. Carvajal has them playing a very structured game and we will come undone if we don't play on the front foot with maximum application. The second half vs Chelsea is a good template to work from but we will need to take the (few) chances we create.
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  11. MkhiMagic

    MkhiMagic Well-Known Member

    Mkhitaryan's game this season in Swansea:
    2 assists 4 chances created 4 dribbles 90% pass accuracy 100% tackles won and MoTM.
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  12. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    That bastard Lee Mason is the referee for this when another dirty Welsh club will face Arsenal.

    Worried about Jack, Ramsey and our forwards.
  13. OSBK

    OSBK Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to this, will hope we see mkhy start. A win here and a auba signing and 2018 is starting to look much much better
  14. Penn_

    Penn_ Well-Known Member

    Not sure Wenger will drop Iwobi for Mkhitaryan yet, especially now the former is finally coming into some form.
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  15. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Hoping Mkhitaryan gets his full debut, he should be raring to go. We need to integrate him asap.

    I'm not expecting him to light up the league like Alexis did, but I do expect better football. I watched Alexis' debut against Yeovil, when he's not moving the ball on quickly (which is often) he can really kill momentum.

    I'd go with the lineup in the OP. The likes of Iwobi, Ramsey and Kolasinac will be on the bench which is good news- our options on the bench haven't been great as of late.

    Swansea will be half expecting another upset given their record against us and the fact they just beat Liverpool. We need to ensure it doesn't happen.
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  16. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Been sayig this for some time and was slated for it left right and centre in the Alexis thread. Too many fanboys with no objectivity on here at times.

    Really nervous for this fixture. We seem to drop the ball when there is a good feeling around the club and given the recent events in the window I would say the feeling is pretty good, despite being a tumultuous time overall.
  17. Preacher

    Preacher Twitter Bot

    Wilshere was probably involved in Aubameyang's announcement video making:lol:
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  18. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    There's nothing like the excitement of seeing your new signing in action for the first time.

    Mikhi double to put us back on track for top4.
  19. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    OMG Never mention the Diaby tackle!!!

    It was
    • In added time of a game we were easily winning
    • Near the halfway line zero threat to the Sunderland goal
    • Diaby was almost off the pitch and waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle, both sides had wound down and no one was paying attention

    Terribe, horrible, mystifying tackle. The guy should have been jailed.
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  20. tap-in

    tap-in :-)

    Looking forward to seeing Mkhi playing in our shirt, I would imagine on the left. If Wilshere missed training it may be worth resting him, he's played a lot of games. Ramsey should be back so him Xhaka and Elneny would be ok.
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