Arsenal v. Sheffield United, Saturday January 18 2020, 1500 GMT

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  1. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We lost the away fixture in a match that was the beginning of the end for He Who Must Not Be Named. Interesting to see how we play in this one - Sheffield have been a good side this season, and Aubameyang is suspended because the FA is taking money from everyone but Arsenal of a red card awarded by VAR. Interesting for how we see Arteta, especially with Chelsea away on Tuesday. I would like to see a more coherent attack and chances created. Also would like to see Bellerin and Saka play.

    Location: Emirates
    Time: 10 AM Eastern/9 AM Central/when it's not dark and the big hand is on the three and the minute hand is on 12 for bears
    TV: NBCSN
     
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  2. NorthBank

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    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2 NorthBank, Jan 16, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
    Saka seems somewhat likely since Kola is touch and go. Bellerin is NOT likely based on what Arteta said yesterday. LT is also iffy, but at least his injury got somewhat defined yesterday as... "something related to his hip". So Guendouzi seems pretty likely, unless Willock gets dusted off ( I assume Dani is just not quite match-ready) And last but not least, the hole created by Auba's suspension... personally I'd rather see Martinelli than Nelson, but this hole is where I'm least clear on what Mikel will do.

    p.s. Sadly one person who is sure to be involved from the start is... Mike Dean. Who will be performing in his 500th game. And I chose my words carefully there.
     
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  3. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Gotta win this one

    hope martinelli starts
     
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  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I was going to watch this match live. That is until I just heard about the Women's March happening tomorrow at the same time.

    Sorry, Arsenal & football, there are just more important things.

    I went to the first one of these in 2017 and I've been (im)patiently waiting for another. And since then I schlepped down to DC in March 2018, feeling like a 1960's activist.

    If you feel at all like I do about standing up for human rights, in these challenging times we live in, find a march near you (https://womensmarch.com/home2020), and spread the word!

    p.s. to Mods and all. I'm sorry if you take this as inappropriate politicizing of this thread. Like I said, some things are just more important.
     
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  5. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    His name is Dike Mean.
     
  6. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    4-2 Arsenal
     
  7. Walia Ibex

    Walia Ibex Member

    Arsenal
    Ethiopia
    Oct 2, 2019
    4-2-3-1 Gabby in but so is Mustafi
     

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  8. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    Kansas City
    Sokratis is ill and Nelson has a hamstring problem.
     
  9. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    A patchwork back line, even by Arsenal standards, so let's hope the front half of the team is on their A game today. Arteta is clearly angling for an offensive-oriented side so let's see if they can operate as such even with PEA. Use the width, create spaces for Pepe and Martinelli to run into, and be quick in pushing the ball forward.

    Up the Gunners!
     
  10. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jesus - Sheffield's players look like Conference North players. Watch them play us off the park.
     
  11. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    Nice defending by Luiz stifling a SHU breakaway
     
  12. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    4' sees Norwood earn a yellow for SHU
     
  13. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Norwood with a yellow. hmmmmm
     
  14. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Put that on mustafi's highlight reel.
     
  15. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
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    10' and Arsenal struggling to retain possession. 2nd or 3rd passes tending toward long balls that aren't finding their targets.
     
  16. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guess we're just gonna be countering today.
     
  17. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    14' chance by Martinelli off a cross by Pepe.
     
  18. Deep Wilcox

    Deep Wilcox BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 5, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    13 minute, the Gunners squander a real chance. Martinelli can't volley the Pepe cross. Big chance
     
  19. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Not sure if it's the players or the formation but Arsenal needs the midfield to play tighter and give the defense better short-pass options. Already 4 giveaways today.
     
  20. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    20' and Pepe makes a weaving run to feed Martinelli, who shoots wide.
     
  21. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Arsenal better the past 5 mins. Still lacking in the final third and some of this advanced possession coming at the expense of defenders pushing way high.
     
  22. Deep Wilcox

    Deep Wilcox BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 5, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The ball cycle through Ozil in the attack, and good things happen. Corner...

    edit: Gunners looking better
     
  23. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. Deep Wilcox

    Deep Wilcox BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 5, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Went to get a coffee; what happened to Torrera
     
  25. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ball to the face
     
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