PL: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace | April 21st | KO: 16:00 BST

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Apr 18, 2019.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Apr 21, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Crystal Palace Win

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  1. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful Vinai

    Would play a strong(ish) team. Don’t like the way people are talking about this game as if it’s a guaranteed three points.
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  2. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Guendouzi & Willock? Seems risky, but of course I can see why you suggest Willock when Elneny is the other option.

    How many senior starts has Willock had? How about in EPL?
  3. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    Don't be boring come on.
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  4. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    :rofl:I know it's a mistake, but it's still ****ing funny. You might be right in a few years time though. Bookmark that post.
  5. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    So Eddie is still brain-dead then, or?
  6. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Heh, yeah that might be a side-effect of the botox. Usually its vice versa, taking botox being an indication of braindeadness.
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  7. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Willock started v Newcastle last season around the same time - wasn't that good, pace of the game seemed a bit beyond him. Since then, he's become a much more dominant player, particularly physically. Against a sturdy Palace team, I'd rather he than Elneny by virtue of the fact that I'm more confident in Willock's ability to win duels in midfield - particularly further forward. It is risky, but we're at home. And again, the other option is Elneny. It's time to give some more experience to players with a higher ceiling. I'd much rather Xhaka/Torreira is fit to be fair.
  8. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Yeah good points. Maybe Emery had nightmares about the Everton game and tries Willock. Or Xhaka is fit and its just mind games for Palace. Torreira seemed to niggle.

    I'm not sure if Elneny was bad when substituted for Xhaka against Napoli. I changed to Frankfurt game later, so can someone chime in?
  9. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    City to smash Sp**s
    United away at Everton after a shameful series with Barca
    Chelsea always has trouble with Burnley

    Home POWERHOUSE Arsenal vs Palace

    Should be a key match round this weekend.
  10. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    With all our rumoured injuries I'm not confident at all.
  11. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    I'd think about resting Kos, can't risk him getting injured from too many games in quick succession.
  12. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Kos, Sokratis, Xhaka, Torreira, Ramsey could all be out/rested. I'd rest Auba too. Played 3 games in a row.
  13. RandomHero84

    RandomHero84 Well-Known Member

    We absolutely need to win this. Not sure why everyone wants to rest half the first team. Must win game and not a guaranteed three points.
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  14. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Worried about our central midfield. Did someone say Torreira and Xhaka might be out in addition to Ramsey?

    If so, gotta hope Emery was watching the horror show that was the Everton match. Elnothing cannot play next to Guendouzi.
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  15. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    Don't know what we should do really ngl, if we have to rest Kos and Rambo, Xhaka and Torreira are out it'll be tough. If Kos is fit, I'd go Jenks, Mustafi, Kos, and Monreal.

    Then have a midfield of AMN and Guendouzi with Özil. Might have to start Mihki, Iwobi and Lacazette for their work rate. F*ck knows.
  16. bojed

    bojed AM Resident Joker #1 Trusted

    Winning is the only option tomorrow.
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  17. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    I think you’ve got to go with:
    AMN Kos Mustafi Monreal
    Guendouzi Xhaka
    Mkhitaryan PEA Iwobi

    It’s still a very strong side with pace in the front three and would leave Torreira, Lacazette, Sokratis and Kolasinac fresh to be brought in Wednesday.
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  18. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful Vinai

    Yep that team is pretty much spot on.
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  19. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    That is probably what's gonna happen. Can't take a risk with either Xhaka or Torreira, especially with Ramsey out
  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Torreira isn't injured arsenal.com didn't mention him in team news.
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