The Arsenal at Newcastle United, Premier League Matchday 1, 11 August 2019

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  1. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Kickoff from St. James Park will take place at 2pm BST/9am EDT/3am HST. NBCSN will provide television coverage in the States.

    Well, it’s been an interesting summer, to say the least. Time to get down to business, though. Let’s be havin’ ya’.

    Today’s magpie fact: Newcastle are shit.

    Up the Arsenal.

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  2. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Bit worried about no real at lb but we should win this one
     
  4. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Yeah, that is a genuine concern. When you can't travel to a domestic fixture in this league due to safety fears then something is truly outta whack.
     
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  5. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The crew at NBCSN thinks The Arsenal SHOULD win, 1-3, BTW, what do you think of the New Shite Hart Lane, in which we will get to see more of in the late match at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT on Big NBC (your local NBC affiliate)???

    IMO, it looks just like Tottenham do, like shit, but, if i had a dog I just might want to take him out on the pitch for a walk, and then, you know, much like other dogs.....

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  6. Aaron d

    Aaron d Member+

    May 15, 2005
    Wooster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not gonna lie, I’m nervous about this one. Away with half a squad at 100% ready to go.

    Is Luiz full go?

    Right now I have out or possibly out as Bellerin, Holding, Pepe, Lacazette, Smith-Rowe, Mavropanos, El Neny, Tierney, Ceballos.

    That’s a helluva lot. Probably Laca and Ceballos could be ready, but it is still Arsenal. I’d rather not rush Pepe.
     
  7. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Don't forget Ozil and Kolasinac.
     
  8. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True. This sucks completely. For the players, the team, the fans, the world.

    Ozil in particular must be wondering to himself "why do I deserve all this shit in my life? Will I ever catch a break?"

    Ps. Thanks to @Tonerl for starting this first thread. May your reign be long!!!!
     
  9. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Catch a break? Dude has one of the most jacked contracts in world
    Sports

    350k a week to sit on the bench
     
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  10. KozIsCul

    KozIsCul Member+

    Feb 6, 2005
    We ought to win this, considering Newcastle is expected to be a weaker team now than at the end of last season.

    My worry is that this is a much more important game than it should be for being as early as it is. It's not a huge exaggeration to say that it's must-win, even.

    I'd be pretty confident about this if we had most or all of the players we want to rely on for this season bedded in and playing decently well. But we don't have that, of course.

    As it is, I suspect we'll want to play David Luiz since he seems to be in good condition from participating in Chelsea's offseason program. If we do, we probably should think about going 352. I think I would probably do that, but there are issues. We haven't been playing it in any of our friendlies, it requires Lacazette to pass his fitness test, and the wing options aren't as good as we'd hope (I'd go with Reiss Nelson on the right Martinelli on the left personally).

    If we don't go three at the back, I think our defense looks pretty bad. Pretty much we're forced to play AMN at RB, Monreal at LB, Sokratis and one of Chambers/Luiz/Mustafi at CB, and in general I think you'd have to figure Mustafi should feature in a prominent way which defeats the purpose of convincing that he has no future at Arsenal and should accept a transfer window to Monaco or somewhere else.

    My guess is we'll see the latter. Personally I'd go with the former though I suppose either one is defensible considering what we have to work with at the moment.
     
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  11. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Emery has told Mustafi (as the media has reported) that he can find a new club, then he shouldn't even be making the trip to Newcastle.

    Simple as that.
     
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  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Clearly you missed my drift. I was thinking about things like:

    1) you and your new bride are attacked by knife wielding thugs,

    2) you are prevented from doing your job (at the season opener) because of continuing concern for your security,

    3) You were the target of apparent racism by your national team and federation

    There are perhaps other examples.

    Regardless of how wildly overpaid he actually is, he doesn't deserve that shit.
     
  13. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here is this season's Arsenal jersey I created for Cindy Margolis for this season (I always make her one every season and have since 2015-16), I REALLY DO want to get her to become a Gooner this coming season especially since Susan Sarandon has already pledged her allegiance to Tottenham, as I dreadedly saw in the pre-match interview during the halftime show of the Bournemouth-Sheffield United match on NBCSN in which she was referred to THEM by a fellow fan (Lee Dixon was scrambling to try and get her to switch to us but to no apparent vail), so all of you back me up on this one (her e-mail contact is margoliscindy@aol.com, her Facebook page is www.facebook.com/cindymargolis), so COYF'n'G!!!

    BEAT NEWCASTLE tomorrow morning so we can set the table in order to convince Cindy to join all of US (at least supporting the club if not becoming a Big Soccer forum user and specifically the Arsenal forums) before it's too late!!!

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  14. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #14 ArsenalJake, Aug 10, 2019
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    Apparently 2 dudes were arrested outside Ozil's home!!
    Hopefully this is all over now . . . But honestly, who knows . . .

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/two-men-arrested-over-mesut-18895275
     
  15. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just checked Arsenal.com and saw we'll be donning our new away yellow kits tomorrow morning/afternoon, so for those who already own a set that's what we'll be wearing on the pitch at St. James' Park, as for our goalkeeper, he will be wearing the blue GK kit. COYF'n'G!!!

    BTW, it should be a well-officiated match as Martin Atkinson will be the match referee for our tilt away to Toon Town. Mike Dean drew the West Ham-Man City 0-5 shellacking of a match earlier on this morning in West London, thank goodness.

    My other two favorite referees in the EPL include Anthony Taylor and Michael Oliver. Along with Martin Atkinson, all three of them are fine and fair officials, if there was a fourth space, the now-retired Mark Clattenberg would be the fourth.
     
  16. bandwagongooner

    bandwagongooner Member+

    Dec 9, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just quoting because this is worth repeating.

    Also, OP, good use of magpie facts
     
  17. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Be interesting the lineup for this game with so many players out
     
  19. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    I predicted the lineup exactly, too bad I didnt post is so I have no proof :-(

    Leno
    AMN Sokratis Chambers Monreal
    Guendouzi Xhaka Willock
    Mkhitaryan Aubameyang Nelson
     
  20. Sleepy Spaceman

    Sleepy Spaceman Member+

    Nov 6, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  21. Quoc Gunner

    Quoc Gunner New Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I predic Arsnal win 2- 0
     
  22. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Feels like a 2nd string lineup - be interesting to see how we do with 3 kids
     
  23. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Almiron booked for diving in the box. True to form. :p
     
  24. flyerhawk

    flyerhawk Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Hoboken NJ
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice to see the ref establish early on that diving will not be tolerated.
     
  25. flyerhawk

    flyerhawk Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Hoboken NJ
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The passing from the back has not been great.
     

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