Southampton Vs Arsenal PL 10/12/2017 12:00pm BT

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by rich 1990, Dec 8, 2017.


Who will win?

Poll closed Dec 10, 2017.
  1. Arsenal (don't do it yourself)

  2. Sourhampton

  3. Draw

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  1. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Men's Rights Activist

    Another game we usually struggle with. Personally would start Wilshere for Xhaka but that won't happen. It'll be the same team as last week.

    It's an early kick off and on BT so don't get your hopes up.
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  2. American_Gooner

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

    Shane Long against Koscielny? Should be fun.
  3. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Wilshere wont start, not having played 90 mins on Thur. Would be good to have him on later though.
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  4. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    I wouldn't be surprised if we were to revert back to the 4-2-3-1 for this game if Mustafi isn't back (which it sounds like he isn't).
  5. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Mustafi has been ruled out. Southampton aren't really a counter-attacking side so I'd like to see us go with a back four, our attack looks much better.
  6. mavelous

    mavelous Tinfoil hat aficionado Trusted

    at this stage i'm thinking whether Xhaka isn't best suited for a CB role..

    that or the bench.
  7. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Bellerin - Holding - Kos - Kolasinac
    ---- Ramsey - Xhaka - Wilshere
    ------Özil - Lacazette - Alexis

    Time to turbocharge this thing.
  8. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Would love to see this setup.
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  9. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    If we were to knock three at the back on the head I'd like to see something like this. Maybe not enough defensively in that midfield but for the likes of S'ton we'd be okay.
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  10. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Bring Per in for Mustafi. Keep the same team and same system Arsène. Don't be tempted to change ffs. Go with the odds.

    xG of 4.5 with our golden triangle up front will pay dividends. Southampton can't be as lucky as United. 33 shots pinballing around in the box . . not one lucky deflection. They have their first shot straight at a defender and it goes through two sets of legs. SMH
  11. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Yeah not sure that changing to a back 4 is the answer, 3-4-3 has served us so well, Per for Mustafi is pretty much a straight swap too. Besides Nacho-Kos in a pairing would make me very nervous especially given how adventurous our full-backs are and the fact that our midfield doesn't really have a specialist in protecting the back 4.
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  12. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Very nice lineup, would love to see this team. The 3 man midfield including Wilshere will help shore up the midfield, while also adding creativity and a goal threat as far as Ramsey and Wilshere are concerned. Defensively not as strong with the introduction of Holding (at least it's no Monreal as a CB) but if we dominate the midfield and are on the front foot, that won't be a problem.
  13. Lookin' for a new Baby

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

    Don't know about Holding, and no Nacho, is he injured?
  14. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Exactly. If we're continuing with Xhaka, Ramsey, we need 3 at the back.

    Can't see Wenger changing anything tbf. He's seen the numbers in our last game.
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  15. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Is he still feigning an injury?
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  16. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    Any formation we put out isn't "enough" defensively. I say we concentrate on what our strength is instead of pretending like we are a solid team on defence.

    Switch to a back four and let Alexis, Özil, Lacazette and Ramsey run riot. The United game showed we will blow most teams off the park with that set up.
  17. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    I hear you but at the end of the day you don't achieve anything without a half decent defence at least.

    Defending isn't just the quality of defenders you have, as I'm sure you'll know. If we were to play a midfield three I'd like us to press the opposition high up- much like we did against Spuds.

    But yeah, I have zero worries about our attack. The sheer quality is there for all to see. Daft errors like the ones we made against Yanited need to be irradiated. I'm still annoyed we lost tbh. We ****ing pummelled them.
  18. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    Yeah agree - wasn't advocating we completely forget about defence however what ever line up, formation we put out there our defence (not just individually but as a collective as well) isn't going to be solid and we're going to continue to give up big chances.

    I'd rather we focus on putting more past the opposition than they put past us.
  19. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    We were actually playing a 4-2-3-1 after Mustafi went off and we dominated the game, so if Wenger goes by the Man Utd game's numbers, that's a reason to switch it back.

    I'm not saying Wenger should or shouldn't do it, just what his reasoning might be.
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  20. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Doesn't look like I'll be to get home tomorrow in time for the match, if I'm lucky I'll be able to stream the first half, and catch the 2nd live at home.
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