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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Apr 12, 2019.


What will be the result of El Clasicojones?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2019.
  1. Watford Win

  2. Draw

  3. Arsenal Win

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  1. American_Gooner

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

    That other kit is supposed to be the primary away one, yet if I'm not mistaken the mint one has been used more often due to colour clashes. No wonder Puma are getting binned this summer.
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  2. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    I hope Laca & Auba step up for this. We cant keep on relying on Ramsey, at some point our £50m+ players need to stand up. I still believe if they don't improve one of them will be out this summer. Auba has scored loads without playing well, Laca has been very hot and cold for me.
  3. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    I agree. Been saying all season we need to keep our strikers going. Doesn’t help that Auba’s missed loads of big chances. At least when Laca doesnt score he’s very helpful to the team in terms of hold-up play and pressing. I’d still start Auba up front considering its an away game and we can use his pace on the break. Hopefully Emery realises he cant start Elneny and he cant play Özil and Mkhitaryan together.


    Maitland-Niles Mustafi Koscielny Kolasinac

    Ramsey Torreira Xhaka


    Aubameyang Lacazette

    Bench: Cech, Monreal, Guendouzi, Elneny, Suarez, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi
    Like I said before. We cant hand them the midfield like we did Everton.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
  4. Everyone take a deep breath and be positive. We got this. No doubt. THIS is the game we look back on in June or July and we say, ‘All hail Unai’. It may take a fluke goal, it may be ugly,and it will be nervy...but we prevail 3-1 to set us up in solid fashion down the stretch. I’m 100 pct positive.
    I think.
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  5. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    sigh, lost it before we even got on the pitch
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  6. NZgunner

    NZgunner Active Member

    I fear that we lost this game once we didn't score a couple more against Napoli.

    At the very top level so much of the game is about mentality - if you are only 97% committed then almost any other team in the EPL that is 100% can beat you. And if you start the game with the wrong mentality it can be almost impossible to change it.

    This was never more obvious than against Everton last week - the manager's selections showed the team that this wasn't a "must win" game.

    I can't see it being any different against Watford if he rests players - and he's already strongly hinted at this after the Napoli game - the second leg is clearly Emery's (and by extension the Board's) priority.
  7. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    How many penalties will whichever crook is presiding over this game award Watford?
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  8. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    What selections in Everton game do you mean?

    I think it's possible to prioritize both games, and it makes sense also.
  9. iamdaguy

    iamdaguy Well-Known Member

    It is great to win the EL but let's not forget it is a cup and anything can happen!

    I much prefer to put a strong line up and game plan against high flying Watford. They are targeting the 7th spot and have a greater chance than the rest of them. That's enough motivation for them, although I think they have enough confidence from reaching FA Cup final.
  10. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Kane injury gives us a chance but we need 3 points here. 2 league losses in a row is bad for moral during the run in.

    Mustafi playing would be grim news.
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  11. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    The Tottenham fixture list is such that they don't need Kane to win all their games bar the Man City away. We would have to win all our games to finish above them and that ain't gonna happen. We blew it at Everton.

    On the other hand we have a good chance of 4th - which would be a bittersweet irony as it will be celebrated as a triumph this time round - but at this stage can't afford more than one more loss. That may change if Chelsea go off the boil.
  12. iamdaguy

    iamdaguy Well-Known Member

    They do pretty well without Kane. Only recently they had a number of key injuries but still kept on winning. We must win all our matches if we want to finish above them; they will for sure drop points against City.
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  13. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    But Mustafi has to play with Sokratis suspension, while playing Koscielny is risky for his health in any case?
  14. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Well-Known Member

    Yep, it would. What are the realistic alternatives that don’t involve Monreal or aren’t there any?

    As I’ve said before, I think we need to start our strongest available side in all remaining games.

    Hoping for the best tonight but not looking forward to it.
  15. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    How long is Kane out for, whats his injury?
  16. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan

    Most likely the rest of the season, ankle ligaments.
  17. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    That may help us that little bit, who knows, mind you they won 4-0 on the weekend, it was only Huddersfield though.
  18. PoleInGoal

    PoleInGoal Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's what I thought, surely it would be a better contrast to Watford's yellow than the mint one, weird decision
  19. Beksl

    Beksl Sell All The Youngsters

    Until CL final.
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  20. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Reckon it’ll be something like;
    Nacho Kos Mustafi
    Kola Ramsey Torreira AMN
    Auba Laca

    That team is good enough to go to Watford and win. I seem to be saying it every week but this is a massive game.

    Hopefully Watford have got half an eye on the FA Cup final and half arse a few challenges. We need to take our chances here.
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