FA Cup 4th Round: AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal | Monday, January 27 | KO: 20:00 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 22, 2020.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 27, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw (Go to a replay)

  3. Bournemouth Win

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  1. American_Gooner

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


    Team News
    Arsenal: Aubameyang & Luiz suspended; Nelson, Kolasinac, Tierney & Chambers out
    Bournemouth: King, Stacey, Groeneveld, Daniels, Brooks, Mepham out; Cook & Stanislas could return


    Playing Tuesday-Monday-Sunday followed by the winter break (as long as there's no replay) means that Arteta might be willing to play a strong team here, but it could also be a good opportunity to give some game time to squaddies like Ceballos and Eddie before the EL starts again. I imagine Bournemouth will play a weakened team with all their injuries and a huge match against Aston Villa the following weekend.

    GOAT moment in this fixture:
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  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Smith-Rowe is on loan.

    I think we might see a strong team here. Want to see Özil and Lacazette rested though.
  3. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia


    ...he’s won it as a player, now he wants to win it as a manager...and make no mistake, our boy is no Poch, Mikel is a winner!
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  4. American_Gooner

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

    Yeah, what does that have to do with this match?
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  5. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    I found that Fa cup became boring and useless in recent seasons,just like Carling Cup long ago.

    Anyway 1-1,we want match at Emirates against them.
  6. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Thought I saw in as wide forward in your predicted line up. Sorry my bad.
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  7. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Let’s not compare the greatest domestic cup competition in the world...with a cup that changes it’s name, more times than my boy @GDeep™ changes opinions.

    This is basically our trophy, need to bring it home once again!
  8. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    They've found some form again at about the worst time possible for us.

    Hopefully Gabe stakes a claim for a first team place with another stellar performance.
  9. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    I respect Fa Cup and like to watch before,don't find it interesting anymore.Weekend with that is almost like international break for me.
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  10. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    The change i would make from the last line up:

    Ceballos in for Özil - Özil's been anonymous the past couple of matches. Hopefully Arteta wont follow Wengers mentality of letting Ozill get away with these kind of performances without dropping him.

    AMN for Bellerin - AMN was on a consistent run of good form that Bellerin hasn't been able to produce since his first breakthrough season.

    Holding for Luiz - the space Luiz gives opponents in general play plus amount of free headers he gives opponents from set peices without challenging sufficiently is alarming.

    Sokratis for Mustafi - A Sokratis at 50% fitness is better than either Mustafi or Luiz.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
  11. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Winning one game doesnt count as finding form and they will play a weaker side anyways, easy win for Arsenal
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  12. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Was going to type my predicted line up but it was exactly the same as yours. We don't really have much choice with current injuries/suspensions, looking forward to hopefully seeing a front 3 of Martinelli, Nketiah and Pepe.
  13. American_Gooner

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

    They might bin this off to focus on the league. They have a real 6 pointer coming up against Aston Villa a few days later, an injury to Wilson or Ake could be killer.
  14. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    For me we should try and get Lacazette back in form seen as this is the last game of Auba’s suspension.

    Martinelli played two hard games so probably should be rested as should Bellerin seen as it’s his first game back.

    For me the optimal line up that should be good enough to compete would be:

    AMN Holding Sokratis Saka
    Guendo Torreira
    Pepe Nketiah Lacazette

    Looks a bit weird I know. I’d also consider Ceballos for one of the midfield spots but we do need Torreira as cover in there or it would be way too open.
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  15. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Let's just assume Bournemouth will play a strong team now instead of being surprised later. Can't help but feel this competition is a distraction but we are FA Cup royalty, so we must treat it with respect.
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  16. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Meh. Whether we win or they do, it won't matter. Neither team will even get to the final imo. Only the PL (staying up :lol:) and EL matter now.
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  17. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Same team as @American_Gooner, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Mustafi, Holding and Bellerin at the back and no Ceballos.
  18. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    I'd be shocked if he played Mustafi. All the other managers cottoned on eventually. He's a complete liability. No idea how he got this far.
  19. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mind if we had to play Mustafi in the FA Cup. I hope we don't see him in the PL anymore.
  20. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Not much left for us in the league. Cup's our only chance at a trophy bro.
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