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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. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    Wanted us to play 3 at the back against these lot last time we faced them to match City’s 5 attackers and now we’ve had a good run playing this system so we should be well prepared.

    Maybe Arteta had this game in mind when he switched over to 343.
     
  2. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    For some reason, KDB and Sterling always score against us Everytime we play them
     
  3. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    I think the way Arteta set us up against them last month was spot on.

    We were containing them (even though our attack was blunt) until the Luiz howler.

    We must make as little mistake as possible or none at all.

    No kolasinac in LCB. Don't think I can watch him one on one with Mahrez
     
  4. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Bellerin would be utterly useless against them.
     
  5. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    That’ll be because they’re world class players and they’re up against our defenders.

    Same reason Messi, Suarez, Drogba, Robben, Lewandowski etc etc always did.
     
  6. boxerumble

    boxerumble Well-Known Member

    Only reason this game now matters is the route to EL qualification.
    Even that is a long shot. Remember Chelsea or United await on the other side.

    If the game does not look salvageable by half time, throw 5 kids on the pitch and rest the key players for Villa
     
  7. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    :lol: I like that we are hopeless about the match. Usually it's a good omen
     
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  8. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    One of those is not like the others.
     
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  9. GunnerShy

    GunnerShy Well-Known Member

    Still the toughest assignment in English football. It's going to be another smash and grab. So long as we are no more than a goal down we have hope
     
  10. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Well there's always a chance. If we can keep it close maybe we can beat them but I have a feeling they will field their strongest team and win by several goals.
     
  11. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    Don’t be racist, Fraser.
     
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  12. Debre-Zeyit

    Debre-Zeyit Active Member

    We're probably the crappest counter attacking team I've seen. When you play counter attacking football you just don't defend and hoof it every single time to the opposition. What's the point? Try to play attack and if the ball is lost get back regroup quickly defend as 10 unit that's how it's done. Don't hoof
     
  13. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    KDB masterclass incoming and he’ll be inducted into the PL hall of fame after this game.
     
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  14. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    3-1 City me thinks
     
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  15. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    Such an important game.
    Such a shame Ramsey is not with us anymore.
     
  16. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

    Gutted I won't miss this.
     
  17. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Shame we didn't get Chelsea or Utd. They both would have rested lots of main players.
     
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  18. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    We haven't beaten (or drawn) them since April 2017. Each of the losses was by 2 or more goals.

    BUT that April game was in the FA cup -- a competition they haven't beaten us in since February of 1904! (Though admittedly we've only met 4 times).
     
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  19. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    The one that had one truly great season in his whole career & was somehow considered a world class player only because he used to score against us everytime
     
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  20. HollandGooner

    HollandGooner Well-Known Member

    City played with Liverpool so all we can hope for is just for the best. but every match is different and City has lost 9 matches this season in the league so we are in with a shout.
     
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