PL: Arsenal v Southampton | February 24, 2019 14:05 GMT

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Feb 22, 2019.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Feb 24, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

    73.3%
  2. Draw

    13.3%
  3. I hope Southampton Win

    13.3%
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  1. American_Gooner

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

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    Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 23 home league matches against Southampton since a 1-0 loss in November 1987.

    Having won the reverse fixture, Southampton are looking to complete their first league double over Arsenal since the 1987/88 campaign, when a 17-year-old Alan Shearer scored a hat-trick on his first league start for Saints.

    Arsenal are unbeaten in 12 PL home matches, winning the last six in a row. Against sides starting the day in the relegation zone, the Gunners have won their last 30 at Emirates Stadium since a 4-4 draw with Sp**s in October 2008.

    Southampton striker Charlie Austin has scored in all five of his PL matches against Arsenal. Only Raheem Sterling, against AFC Bournemouth, has a better 100 per cent record of scoring in every match against an opponent in the competition.

    Team News
    Koscielny (calf) could be fit
    Maitland-Niles still struggling with illness

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    Can't wait for the likes of @Rex Banner to blame me if this goes tits up even though he was too lazy to make the thread himself
     
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  2. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    Auba
    Laca
    Iwobi
    Mkhi
    Torreira
    Xhaka
    Kolasinac
    Koscielny
    Sokratis
    AMN
    Leno

    Bench: Cech, Mustafi, Monreal, Lichsteiner, Guendouzi, Suarez, Nketiah
     
  3. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Great lineup @say yes , I think a dicey draw would be good as well.
     
  4. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    My team as well, but Kos for Mustafi. Is Kos unavailable then?

    Would also have Mkhitaryan for Iwobi.
     
  5. American_Gooner

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

    Looks like it. Even if he's fit it might be better not to take any risks with some big games coming up.
     
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  6. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    Send these wankers one step closer to Championship.
     
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  7. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Does Shane Long still play for them? He's guaranteed a goal against us
     
  8. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    If Kosc isn't 100% fit then best not to rest him.

    Lacazette
    Auba - Özil - Mkhi/Iwobi
    Torreira - Guendouzi
    Kolasinac - Sokratis - Mustafi - AMN
    Leno
    The midfield duo is hard to predict as I think they'll be rotated most games in the next 2-3 weeks.
     
  9. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    A game againts a sort of a bogey team in a relagation fight and with Shane Long? Draw written all over it.
     
  10. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    I want revenge here. Was so annoyed at the manner in which we made them look half decent. Danny Ings brace ffs. On top of that, that Klopp wannabe was running up and down the touchline like he’d just clinched the CL in the last minute of injury time. Joker.

    Let’s give them a footballing lesson.

    Leno
    Lichsteiner Sok Kos Seo
    Torreira Xhaka Guendouzi
    Özil
    Laca Auba

    Subs: Cech, Nacho, Mustafi, Elneny, Suarez, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan.

    Start fast and keep the pressure on them. I don’t want them to feel like they have a chance to nick something. They’ve been so poor this season and this new gaffer of theirs has shown nothing to suggest he’s any better than Hughes.

    4-0. Auba, Laca x2 and Kolasinac.

    COYG!!
     
  11. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Can't stand these wankers. Long and Austin perpetually scoring against us FFS.

    Can't wait for their relegation.
     
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  12. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Emery might have to give Auba a breather in one of the next 2 games. NLD coming up in a week and Laca is suspended for both EL games.
     
  13. squallman

    squallman Still Pining for Wenger

    -----------Leno

    Whoever-Sokratis-Plegzuelo-Monreal

    -------AMN---Torreira

    -Suarez-----Özil-------Iwobi

    --------Lacazette----

    EDIT:
    Forgot about Suarez.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
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  14. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    I'd rest him, start Suarez instead, let's see if he has anything about him
     
  15. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Aubameyang
    Iwobi Özil Maitland-Niles
    Xhaka Torreira
    Monreal Mavropanos Sokratis Osei-Tutu
    Cech
     
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  16. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    ------------Leno-------------
    Musti---Kos--Papa----Monreal
    --------Lucas---Xhaka---------
    ---Suarez-------------Iwobi---
    ----------------Özil-------------
    ----------Laca-------------------

    This is assuming Kos is ok to go. Let's see Suarez start on the wing.
    Rest Auba for EL, give Guendo a break too. Both can come on if needed.
     
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  17. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Kos should sit this one out. Shane Long always gives him problems. He's defended Messi as well as anyone ever has but Shane Long is his bogeyman. M*dness.
     
  18. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Charlie Austin hasn't scored in the league since...


    Errr you know the rest
     
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  19. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I hope we go back specially this is home game against struggling Southampton would go with same line up just Kosh in place of mustafi.
     
  20. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    I can see Suarez starting this.
     
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