EPL: Arsenal v Liverpool- 24/08/15, 20:00. [SS1]

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Taylor Gang Gunners, Aug 16, 2015.

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  1. TriniGunner

    TriniGunner Well-Known Member

    It's a balanced team. I could see what he's going for their with both pace and cover for the fullbacks.
  2. TriniGunner

    TriniGunner Well-Known Member

    I think we should start Theo and Ox instead of Giroud and Ramsey.
  3. juice man

    juice man Well-Known Member

    No way Giroud gets dropped for this. Walcott or Ox on the right is the only change I can see, but we'll probably see the same lineup if everyone is fit.
  4. RandyMarsh

    RandyMarsh Established Member

    3 out of those 5 were with a pacey guy up front though. Which makes up for the lack of speed we have on our right side when Ramsey or Wilshere play there.

    I just really don't like it when our front 3 only has one pacey outlet. It makes us too easy to defend against imo.

    I'm not completely against Ramsey playing out wide but I think you have to have either Welbeck, Theo or Alexis up top when you do. It makes our attack a lot more balanced.

    Also worth noting our win percentage when playing with 2 direct wingers last season was 20% higher than when we didn't play them. Speed, speed and more speed. That's what we want to see ;)
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  5. juice man

    juice man Well-Known Member

    Don't blow their precious minds.
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  6. RandyMarsh

    RandyMarsh Established Member

    Don't act like Wenger's perfect ffs. He's made a LOT of mistakes over the years.
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  7. RandyMarsh

    RandyMarsh Established Member

    Sorry my mistake. 2 out of the 5. Forgot Giroud was playing up top for the Villa game. Still stand by my view though :)
  8. juice man

    juice man Well-Known Member

    Must have missed where I wrote any of that. Feel free to point me in the right direction. Wasn't particularly directed at you either BTW.

    Prediction: 3-1 to the Arsenal. Giroud with a brace and Rambo to bag one as well. Coutinho will do nothing, but somehow Özil will catch all the criticism in a game he won.
  9. Maxim

    Maxim Well-Known Member

    Can I ask where you got this stat?

    As much as speed is great, you have to have some forward players who are comfortable on the ball as well as having that speed. a front 3 of Alexis - Welbz/Theo - Oxlade-Chamberlain would have a nightmare keeping the ball.
  10. RandyMarsh

    RandyMarsh Established Member

    Check the tactics & formations thread. I did the research myself.

    Yeah I'll probably agree with you re not being able to keep hold of the ball so much, but I don't think theres a massive difference between Ramsey's ball retention and Ox's. Obviously there's a big difference between Giroud and Theo's though.

    I don't think we can completely write off that front 3 untill we actually see it in action. Although I'd probably say our best front 3 includes Giroud at ST. Though Theo is definitely more suited to some games.
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  11. Jaywood Mac

    Jaywood Mac Well-Known Member

    Think well put in our best performance so far this season. Still edgy over Cech, and our defence and finishing but think it'll come together well for this match. Surely Rodgers will have learned something from previous emirates games and sit deep and counter though sitting deep and organised is never something he does or excels at.
    Expect s closer game than last season but ill go 2-0/2-1 Arsenal. Cant wait to put the Scousers back in their box, getting a bit too noisy already.
  12. Gervais

    Gervais Well-Known Member

    Alexis ----- Özil ----- Chambo
    Ramsey - Coquelin
    Nacho - Kos - Mert - Bellerin
  13. Bould14

    Bould14 Well-Known Member

    Not sold that LFC midfield of Henderson and Milner will be able to handle us on the counter. The trick is going to be dealing with Benteke long balls it's added another dimension to their game.

    I firmly believe that this game calls for a pacey winger. AW may have to drop Ramsey or Santi.
  14. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    We thrashed the likes of Hull, Villa, and WBA even Diaby and Gervinho out wide. Liverpool conceded 28 goals in 19 away games last season. It doesn't change the fact that Ramsey is not a better player than Theo or Ox on the right wing, nor that we are easier to defend against when playing with a lack of width.

    Liverpool will use 5 midfielders who are centrally inclined - Lallana, Can, Coutinho, Henderson and Milner. That means the middle of the pitch will be very congested. They will probably have a 19 year old kid at left back - Joe Gomez. Anyone with a bit of sense would stick Theo or Ox on him, sit back and eat his popcorn in enjoyment.
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  15. Juan Matas Beard

    Juan Matas Beard Friendly Mancunian facial hair

    Gutted Welbz is missing this.
  16. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    One of the most enjoyable games of last season for sure. Hope we see a performance like that next week.
  17. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Will be a different match this time though I feel , they have the out/long ball over the press to the big man Benteke.
  18. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Probably the same lineup as Palace game. Cant see Giroud being dropped. But, Ox would be nice, even though I really dont see Wenger changing anything
  19. Dj14

    Dj14 Active Member

    Liverpool fans are probably saying the same thing his awful
  20. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    We've averaged like 21 shots with 7-8 of those being on target, only 1 goal scored in 2 games with those statistics (Sanchez goal was counted as an own goal)

    We absolutely need to be more prolific, absolutely pathetic.

    We had chance after chance against Palace and we didn't capitalize, the league is such that if you don't capitalize on the chances you get during a dominant phase you will get done when the opposition do inevitably wrestle back control of the game.
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