EPL: Arsenal v West Ham - 9/8/15, 13:30 - SS1

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Proof, Aug 3, 2015.

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  1. chessygoal

    chessygoal Well-Known Member

    It's not preseason anymore, I expect Wenger to field his preferred XI, and based on last season : Cazorla, Ramsey Coquelin and Özil have to play.
    In fact, I'm ready to bet that we'll see the team that faced Chelsea.
  2. skillist

    skillist Member

    Same side as last Sunday.


    Hector Sacker Kosc Monreal

    Coq Santi

    Ox Özil Ramsey


    Positive start with a convincing performance will do nicely.

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  3. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    Clean sheet please!
  4. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Finally, can't describe how much I've missed the Premier League, so glad this wait is over. West Ham are a good team, have improved massively, but if we want to lift that trophy come May we need three points, no matter what.

    I'm expecting Wenger to stick with Bellerin for this one, despite his performance vs. Chelsea. Rest of the back four stays the same as well. First name in the midfield has to be Coq, accompanied by either Ramsey or Cazorla. If we put Theo up top, we can fit Ox on one wing and one of Ramsey/Cazorla on the other. If Giroud comes in, Theo goes to one wing, Ox to the other and one of Ramsey/Cazorla has to be droppped. Özil will of course start. Decisions decisions..

    Anyway, three points and a clean sheet would be nice. Can't be complacent though!
  5. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Can't see West Ham winning here. New manager, few new players and most of all, their best player can't play for them in this game.
  6. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Has Never Seen Our New Signings Play

    Giroud hattrick, I can feel it.
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  7. Plutarch

    Plutarch Well-Known Member

    West Ham are playing in Romania on Thursday, tough journey for them, especially as they drew their home leg 2-2. You'd think they'd send a strong team but I see their manager is reported as saying he might send the reserves instead, saving his better players for the premier league. Don't suppose it matters either way, we really should be winning this and getting our campaign off to a good start.
  8. Maxim

    Maxim Well-Known Member

    West ham have been embarrassing in pre-season/Europa league qualifiers and we're flying and at home. Let's see how the Santi - Ramsey combo works:


    Bellerin Mertesacker Koscielny Monreal

    Ramsey Santi

    Ox Özil Theo

  9. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    West Ham are getting spanked, that much is obvious. They are our banker side.

    Chance for the attackers to get off the mark.

    Also one big decision for Wenger as to whether Giroud or Walcott starts. If both do, one of Ramsey or Ox hit the bench which I doubt. I'd say he'll go with Walcott through the middle before reverting back to Giroud soon enough.
  10. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    Sunday start is pretty **** though, for first game of the season.
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  11. Linson

    Linson Well-Known Member

    1st game of the season proper. I, personally, would go with tried and tested and ease Walcott in to the central role when we've got a couple of games under the belt and Sanchez back.

    For me:





    Özil / Cazorla
    Ramsey / Wilshere
    Debuchy / Bellerin

    3-0 gooners
  12. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Cant ****ing wait no more!!
  13. Shadow Moses

    Shadow Moses Well-Known Member

    Özil, Ramsey, Alexis and Caz are all Wenger's favourites. They are all guaranteed to start if fit.

    Theo, Ox, Coq, Wilshere & Giroud will be battling it out for the remaining places.
  14. DanishDoc

    DanishDoc Well-Known Member

    When is Alexis expected to be back in the starting XL?
  15. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    I want us to go for the kill this season, no more settling for 2-0 wins, I'd love to see us scoring 4 or 5 most weeks at home, we're capable of doing it if everybody has that killer mentality.
  16. Linson

    Linson Well-Known Member

    Well Jesus don't we all want that?!
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  17. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not A Big Believer In Diversity

    Bit of space down that left.
  18. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    why is people benching cazorla?
  19. ModelGooner

    ModelGooner Harambe Loyalist

    Go out there and make a statement. Westham have got a ton of new players settling in and their best attacker is injured. Let's get out there, spank'em 5 nil and send a message that were coming for that title. Let's create some fear.
  20. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    I'm kinda in the "just win" camp at the moment.
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