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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. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    He came on and missed a couple of chances. Though he did provoke Can into getting a second yellow.

    Get on to your boys at Manc headquarters, Welbz is yours if you want him back.
     
  2. nicky47

    nicky47 Well-Known Member

    Set up nicely this game is now. Liverpool with 2 wins so far... Just. And we're finally up and running. Obviously hoping for a similar performance to this fixture from last season; I just really want to put them in their place! You can't judge players or teams on 1 game but watching Liverpool and all their new signings, they are a pretty average team in my opinion. Boy do I hope we show up and win!
     
  3. SuperGoon

    SuperGoon Debbie Downer

    We were on fire that day. When we play like that there is literally no stopping us, lol.


    If only we were more consistent. We basically ended their top 4 run.
     
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  4. Balance is key

    Balance is key Well-Known Member

    they do have a pretty potent attack - and if our fullbacks are in attack mode we could be in trouble, also we need Ramsey to put in a defensive shift for once.

    neither will happen and we could be in a lot of trouble if they play the counters.

    Their defense is pretty damn slow though - walcott should really start this, he would have a field day vs Moreno and Lovren

    -----------------Cech
    Debuchy-- Mert--Koscielny--Monreal
    -----------Cazorla---Le Coq
    Walcott-------Özil-----------Sanchez
    ----------------Giroud

    what we will see

    -------------Cech
    --------Mert----Koscielny
    --------------Le coq
    Bellerin--Cazorla-------Monreal
    -------------Özil
    ---------------Giroud--Sanchez
    -----------Ramsey
     
  5. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Be a different game to last year, where everything just seemed to fall for us. Then again they’ve lost the one player that I always felt could do us some damage. I think Coquelin should be able to nullify Countiho. Mertesacker and Kos shouldn’t have to much trouble against Benteke, takes more than pure power to get the better of them.
     
  6. redwhiteAustrian

    redwhiteAustrian Tu Felix Austria Administrator

    Liverpool have won their first two games, but I can't say they've impressed me much.
    I think Liverpool still needs some time to settle, while we've pretty much an unchanged side, except for Cech at the back.

    A win should be possible, but I can see a draw here as our home form hasn't been great in the League recently.
     
  7. IchirotoV2

    IchirotoV2 Well-Known Member

    We usually win this fixture but I'm always nervous about our home games nowadays
     
  8. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves. It's still early season and Liverpool are no mugs. They learned their lesson after the 4-1 spanking. I assume they will have a similar strategy to Hammers, in playing a narrow formation and congesting their midfield, so trying to hit us on counter with Ibe and Benteke being fed passes from Coutinho. Henderson will man mark Özil and Milner on Cazorla

    One of Ox or Theo needs to definitely start instead of Ramsey at RW.

    I'm hoping for

    Cech
    Bellerin - Mertesacker - Koscielny - Monreal
    Cazorla - Coquelin
    Theo - Özil - Alexis
    Giroud​

    A nervy 2-1 to Arsenal
     
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  9. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    I'll second that emotion.
     
  10. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    I like it when this forum is nervous, the players seem to surprise everyone when that happens and blow there opponents away.
     
  11. TheLoneFalcon

    TheLoneFalcon Cake Addict

    6 points from 3 games and suddenly it's a decent start with a few winnable fixtures coming up. Really need to win this.
     
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  12. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    We really had the jump on them and smashed them . I would be surprised if they go long ball this time round . Good thing about our defence is that they have learnt to adjust deeper or higher depending on how the midfield is doing .
     
  13. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    I think the likeliest outcome is that we might draw this, though I'm keeping my hopes up for a win. We do need to win this one at home if only for morale's sake.
     
  14. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    Giroud up against Lovren will be funny, he'll dominate him and with Skrtel's antics on set-pieces I fancy us to get a pen or two.
     
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  15. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Pretty bullish about this game , I think Rambo is going to explode soon if not this game , somewhere in the next few . Also can't shake the feeling this could be Özil's season .
     
  16. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Let's hope on both fronts @celestis

    I watched the pool match last night and think they have another gear in them though I think we have another two in us.

    Hoping for the best but nervous.
     
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  17. SuperGoon

    SuperGoon Debbie Downer



    Let's not forget the promo BT made shaming our defeat a couple of years ago, only for Arsenal fans counter with this. ;)
     
  18. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    I certainly hope so.
     
  19. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    destroy mode must be on.
     
  20. africe

    africe Well-Known Member

    Are they still doing their Brendalona tiki-taka? We pressed them incredibly well last year in this fixture, hoping for a repeat.
     
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