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Wigan Athletic vs Arsenal (Sunday 4pm on Sky Sports 1)

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Juicy, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. IBL

    IBL New Member Elite

    :lol: basically a win of any kind

    I agree, 3 points is the order of the day. I fear we're gonna be suffering from a San Siro hangover though, can our boys lift themselves to get a result at the ploughfield?
     
  2. JazzG

    JazzG New Member Elite

    The most important thing is obviously to win, if we need to score in the 96th min with a shot that takes three deflections then I'll take it.

    If all our players were fit though I'd be looking for a performance, we are not Chelsea and will not win the league putting in scrappy performances so after that epic win in Milan we are long due a similar performance in the league. If we go out tomorrow and put in a performance against Wigan Man utd and Chelsea fans won't feel so smug about their chances. We were the ones in crisis yet they have both put out strong teams and got knocked out in straight forward FA cup matches. Now tomorrow we have to make sure we get our job done.
     
  3. EMIR8_SOLDIER

    EMIR8_SOLDIER New Member

    What the worst that can happen?
    if we were out the race then started playing the great autumn football again, so nah f**k that id take scrappy wins for the rest of this term
    Anything else is a bonus


    Weve come to far to throw this sh*t away and we certainly wont be doing that tomorow.

    Im very confident that we will leave lancashire again but this time with the 3 points to round off a successful week for this club going into another
     
  4. Biggus

    Biggus New Member Elite

    Yeah a 25 metre missile from Clichy would be nice, but I'd take a deflection off Gallas' left testicle.
     
  5. EMIR8_SOLDIER

    EMIR8_SOLDIER New Member

    Right on brutha :D
     
  6. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    IMO this is one match where the 4-5-1 is justified - not only thru' injuries but also due to the opposition mentality (they are not going to look to play against us) and the pitch............

    If we look to play our normal game on the deck we will struggle & make things hard for ourselves...................the 4-5-1 is our Plan B & today is the ideal situation for it to be utilised - plenty of early balls to the target man to hold up for the support - play 'ugly' & keep them off balance with no time to set up in defence...............plenty of patience in attack - rather like our game in Milan where we were happy to pass the ball backwards to rebuild from defence...........
     
  7. EMIR8_SOLDIER

    EMIR8_SOLDIER New Member

    Nah mate 4-4-2 straight, lets go for it and be bold. Show wigan our cards and see how they react.

    Wigan always attack at their home so a 4-5-1 is pointless if we want all points. We'll just keep defending and have an off day, youve seen it before
    Man u just go out to kill off teams, youve seen that before too

    Lets go there and win, be direct and play our trusted formation and make wigan submit

    Will be a tough match yes but there will be lots of chances for us for sure to score
     
  8. phenn

    phenn New Member

    2-0, with the second coming at the death. There's no way they can cope with Adebayor for 90 minutes. I'd like to see him and Nik play and bully their way around Wigan. It may be on a rugby pitch but we don't need to play the neatest stuff with those 2 up front.
     
  9. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    Ordinarily I'd agree - the main factor for me being the state of the pitch - this will upset our style as much as anything the opposition will do - and we've seen that happen before - as recently as the FA Cup match at OT!!!!!!

    IMO the 4-4-2 encourages us to play 'normal'on the deck, while the 4-5-1 encourages us to mix it with some early / direct balls using Ade / Nick as target man............

    With Walcott out we only have Ade & Nick as fit strikers, and IMO they are too similar of type to be an effective pairing in attack........
     
  10. arsenalfc0719

    arsenalfc0719 Member

    Playing well and winning usually go together.

    I want us to play well because I know that if we do play well we most likely will win. Unless we are extremely unlucky.

    Of course I'd take a scrappy win, anything as long as we get the three points, but usually playing better will make that easier.

    Lets stick to our game.
     
  11. lee1001

    lee1001 New Member Trusted

    I don't undersatnd how any pitch at premiership level can be a mess. There should be some sort of disciplinary action against clubs who have mud baths for football pitches. After all its in the best interest of football to have pitches that encourage fast, attacking football.
     
  12. _scorpion_

    _scorpion_ New Member

    you actually make a good point tam.

    A win here makes that Derby match a 'must win' for United. Otherwise they risk a new gap being opened up....and all on a weekend where they already took a loss (albeit in the FA Cup). Never understimate psychology in sport.
     
  13. invisibleman18

    invisibleman18 New Member Elite

    Exactly. Games in hand may be nice, but actual points on the board are surely always better.
     
  14. famous no 10

    famous no 10 New Member Elite

    Agreed.

    Even the Manu pitch was a didgrace when we played there, added to them watering it needlessly before the kick off.

    Wigans is like a potato field.
     
  15. vin de guerre

    vin de guerre New Member

    Please take this as a serious and public chastisement!
    We will not stand for this tardiness in the future!
    We are the Arsenal you Know!
     
  16. vin de guerre

    vin de guerre New Member

    When will some people realise that to win the EPL all games outside of the Manure game are must wins. The Manure game must not be lost!
     
  17. Thommybhoy

    Thommybhoy New Member Trusted

    Once again a must win game and since our last two ended up as not wins I will not say anything more, just that I hope Milan game affected boys as positively as possible!
    GO ARSENAL!!
     
  18. sabret00the

    sabret00the New Member Trusted

    This is a big big game for us. i just hope we do the job.
     
  19. stiiphunn

    stiiphunn Well-Known Member Trusted

    Tough game. Hopefully we'll just get the 3 points. Don't care if it's a 1-0 win with a lucky goal.

    BTW, the pitch there is a disgrace. How can you expect a good football game with such a pitch?
     
  20. arsmile

    arsmile Well-Known Member

    i'm looking forwards to scraping lots of one nils from now till the end of the season
     

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