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FA Cup Semi-Final: Arsenal vs Manchester City | Saturday July 18 | KO: 19:45 BST | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Oxeki, Jul 16, 2020.

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  1. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    This is a massive one. If we can eliminate City and win the FA cup, it would be big boost and will make the fans have something to be excited about going into the summer transfer window.

    City have made it a trend in recent years (especially since Pep's arrival) to go for domestic trophies whether the Carabao or FA cup. They'll be up for this and we should expect them to be ultra competitive.

    Hopefully Kola doesn't start. If we remain sturdy at the back, I'm quite certain we'll get chances at the other end. Hopefully Auba and Laca has their shooting boots on especially Auba who has been dire in big games.

    Predicted line up

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    Match prediction: *Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City

    *Arsenal win on penalties :drool:

    Edit: Don't want Kolasinac anywhere near that lineup
     
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  2. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Holding should start.

    Have a feeling we will win fa cup if we somehow **** house a win vs this lot like Liverpool
     
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  3. RunTheTrap

    RunTheTrap Well-Known Member

    No Mustafi or Kolasanic, they bottle when it comes to the big games. I think Pepe is seriously out of form and Nelson has just scored so he should start imo but yeah I agree with that team.
    Just wanna say what a sh@t time to start a football game that late on a Saturday evening. Wtf. Why can’t the game start on midday?
     
  4. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Arteta has already broken our recent non-winning streak against Liverpool, and unfortunately for the "fans" on here who want us to lose...Mikel is breaking our recent losing streak against City and there is nothing they can do about it!

    1-0 to The Arsenal.
     
  5. Sanchez11

    Sanchez11 Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    Arsenal are not even on tv during a pandemic ffs, shocking.
     
  6. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    4-1 City.
     
  7. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    I can't see any way in which we win this. But then neither could I see any way in which we won last night. Hopefully an omen.
     
  8. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    @GoodEbening in shambles :lol: :rofl:
     
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  9. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Worst outcome is if this goes to extra time because then we’ll probably too knackered to beat Villa on Tuesday.
     
  10. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    This straight after that energy-sapping game is not ideal; physically and mentally.
     
  11. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    City is a much more creative side, will be very hard to contain them.

    Not saying it is easy, but with Liverpool it's defending full-back crosses and keeping their top wingers quiet. City adds creativity and defense-cutting passes from midfield to the mix.

    Luckily, the win against Liverpool has given us two routes back to Europe. FA Cup seems the harder route with City and then Utd or Chelsea.

    Obviously, I hope we win. Should go all out on both fronts. 3 to 4 matches left.
     
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  12. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    I'd go with:

    Aubameyang - Lacazette - Nelson
    Saka - Xhaka - Ceballos - Maitland-Niles
    Tierney - Luiz - Holding
    Martinez​
     
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  13. Furious

    Furious Xhaka Propagandist

    City were beaten by ManU x2, Saints, and Chelsea recently in the exact same fashion we beat Liverpool last night.

    Though we need a better counter-attacking plan, absolutely horrendous to watch last night. Will probably be better with Auba in there though.
     
  14. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    and Pep owes us for stopping Liverpool reaching their record points, and for not speaking out against their FFP let off
     
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  15. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Evening match in an empty Wembley should be a spectacle.
     
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  16. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Already posted these highlights in a previous City match thread, but considering the closeness to our last victory over them, I will post them again for good luck...



    ...we a underdogs, but you never know!



    ...state of Hector's hair :lol:
     
  17. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Ceballos, Auba and Bellerin will come back in, so we`ll have som fresh legs at least.
     
  18. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Teammates need to not be afriad to find Auba when he runs in behind. We're allergic to it but its our best chance at scoring.

    City will win convincingly though.
     
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  19. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    This’ll be a dry bumming.

    Bring in Mustafi and Kolasinac so they can enjoy it.
     
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  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    We'll need to do anything to stop de bruyne put 2 man on him kick him frustrate him i don't care he is the key for man city everytime we play them.

    Martinez
    Bellerin holding Luiz Tierney Niles
    Xhaka Ceballos
    Saka Laca Auba
     
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