The Arsenal vs Everton: December 8th, 2013.

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by R9Kevinr9, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
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    Premier League
    Sunday, December 8, 10:00 AM (CT) on NBCS, mun2
    Emirates Stadium


    I think it's safe to say that after 4 straight victories without conceding a goal that our boys have responded well after losing to United. It's massive that we continue this run and win at home to Everton. They are coming off a huge win vs United at OT and they'll be up for it. Luckily, our boys seem to gelling and we rotated vs Hull which will be huge for us. Let's keep our feet grounded and support the boys as they give it their all vs this impressive Everton side. KILL! COYG!
     
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  2. total_football

    total_football Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    really glad this is at home. I expect a win. Thanks for starting the thread. May you start many many many more threads!, :)
     
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  3. BigEffingGooner

    BigEffingGooner Member+

    Apr 25, 2012
    Austin, Tx
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Our defense is really playing on another planet right now, and we certainly have momentum. I am curious about what sort of lineup we go with, as I think the boss has an eye on a full strength squad against Napoli, and the City game staring us at the other end of the week is a huge one as well.

    This is a big 3 points for us though, with the game against another top of table team. We need to take full points from this one. I hope to see something like:

    Giroud
    Santi Ozil Wilshere
    Arteta Flamini
    Gibbs Kos Merte Sanga
    Shez

    Yes, I know sacrilige to have Ramsey not be in there, but he has played more than anyone else yet this year and although he obviously has that huge motor, I think we need to rest him before the coming matches and trust in our squad to be strong enough at home to pull the points without him.
     
  4. AEAAFC96

    AEAAFC96 Member+

    Mar 27, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Always had a fear that if Martinez went to the right club his style of football would be trouble against anybody. Everton are no pushovers right now, especially since they just beat Man U at OT.
     
  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Keep up the good work Kevin. I was a bit sad to pass you the reins but you're doing a terrific job. Long may you be the thread starter.
     
  6. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    Thank you! If it means the Arsenal keeps winning and us at the top I hope so too.
     
  7. TxTechGooner

    TxTechGooner we're having fun here, no?

    Feb 24, 2003
    we seem to be playing a shit ton of home games... w/out looking at the rest of the schedule, we probably have a tough run in.
    time for koscielny to put another striker in his pocket. #lukaku
     
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  8. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    More of a reason to keep on winning! It's good to see you post again man.
     
  9. Romfordray

    Romfordray Member+

    Oct 24, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Everton seems legit this year. This will be a real test. Lukaku is a monster in the Drogba mode. We have to figure out a way to mark him out of the game. I'd put Flamini on him.

    Chesney

    Sagna Kos BFG Gibbs

    Arteta Flamini Ramsey

    Ozil Giroud Caz
     
  10. gunner0007

    gunner0007 Member+

    Jul 19, 2005
    Bahamas
    They play good offense which means they will go forward, which means we should have a nice counter attack this game.

    Sagna----Kos--Mert---Gibbs

    Arteta-----Ramsey

    ------------Ozil--------------

    Wilshere--Giroud----Cazorla
     
  11. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thick and fast, as they say.
     
  12. gunner0007

    gunner0007 Member+

    Jul 19, 2005
    Bahamas
    Flamini now injured. So Arteta---Ramsey it is. I wonder if we will ever see Wilshere--Ramsey or Arteta---Wilshere this season. Matter of fact, wonder if Wilshere will ever play the CM this season.
     
  13. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Flamini huh? I saw quite a few knocks on our players last night but I didn't notice Flamini. What happened?

    Also I just checked Arsenal.com and he's not listed. But Sagna is listed w/ "slight hamstring" problem... that I wasn't aware of... I thought he was just being rested yesterday and that Jenks was discretionary. Not too worried about that though as long as Jenks doesn't implode in some way... which I don't really expect. Flamini is a concern though, depending on how long it is.
     
  14. BigEffingGooner

    BigEffingGooner Member+

    Apr 25, 2012
    Austin, Tx
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    We play more of a 4-2-3-1, and so given your players it would look more like:

    Arteta - Flamini
    Ramsey - Ozil - Caz​
     
  15. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Jenks - Kossacker - Gibbs
    Arteta - Wilshere
    Walcott - Rosicky - Cazorla
    Giroud


    Ozil has to be rested at some point. Or is Wenger planning on Fabregassing him into the ground?
     
  16. GunneRy

    GunneRy Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chicago
    Says here, just undergoing a test. http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896...-star-flamini-undergoes-tests-on-groin-injury

    Flamini is a tough one, so I expect him to be available.

    I hate to say it, but I think we rest Ramsey and Ozil to start and if we need a goal, we bring them on.

    I think the below should be enough to win it.

    Szcz
    Jenks Kos BFG Gibbs
    Jack Flamini Rosicky
    Theo Giroud Cazorla
     
  17. mwojt21

    mwojt21 Member

    May 22, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed....Özil at the very least.
     
  18. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have a hard time believing AW will rest Ozil.
     
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  19. GunneRy

    GunneRy Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chicago
    You're probably right, but there was at least once yesterday that he appeared to sigh with exhaustion.
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed that he's tough when he takes a painful knock in the game, but is he tough enough to withstand long-term injury? I believe he missed a big amount of time at Milan due to injury... not sure if that's why he didn't seem to excel there. If it's a groin, they should be cautious and let him rest it, as those can be quite long-term if he "really" does it.

    I didn't follow Ozil before, e.g at Madrid, but I've been thinking that's just his style, mannerism. He doesn't look upbeat & happy a lot. But who cares... if he can produce amazing throughballs, many assists, and periodic goals himself.
     
  21. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alan Davies theorizes that Mesut's 'goth' and that his natural visage simply projects exhaustion.
     
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  22. blueguitar322

    blueguitar322 Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We have six outfield players who will almost always start: Giroud, Ramsey, Ozil, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Sagna. Until proven otherwise, I don't think Wenger will ever rest more than one of Ramsey/Ozil/Giroud in a league game. They're just too important to our offensive game plan. Same with Mertesacker, Koscielny, and Sagna on defense.

    Giroud got a well-deserved rest yesterday and Sagna was out for injury. I think it's Ozil's turn against Everton with Ramsey getting a break against Napoli, or maybe the other way around. I DO think this forum is more concerned about fitness than Wenger is, otherwise he would've pulled both Ozil and Ramsey after our second goal vs Hull. This gives me confidence that the team is still at strong fitness levels overall.

    Honestly, I'd rather play a slightly stronger lineup vs Everton than vs Napoli. A draw at Naples is the same as a win, and a loss by 2 still puts us through to the next round (albeit likely against Bayern/Real/Barca/PSG). Everton, however, is a game that needs to be won.
     
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  23. GunneRy

    GunneRy Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chicago
    That makes sense. We're going to have to go defensive in Naples, anyway, so we can rest Ozil then, methinks.
     
  24. ogadeni

    ogadeni Member

    Oct 30, 2009
    San Jose, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hello fellow Gunners,

    Hope all is well & will continue to be better. I am little nervous about this game. I watched the replay how Everton bossed around Man U at their own back yard. They are for real. I pray Sagna is ready for this game...C.J seems to be a little nervous and he needs to settle well....anyhow here is my pick for this game....

    =======NO REST FOR THIS DUDE:D======
    ===SANGA===BFG===KOS===GIBBS
    =======TATA======RAMBO======
    ===ROSICKY====OZIL=====SANTI C.
    =============OG==============

    WILL sub Rosicky for WILCOT & Santi for Wilshere ....may be Montreal if we need to tighten the defense

    BE WELL AND DO GOOD ALL GUNNERS!!!!!!
     
  25. total_football

    total_football Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    What does Theo have to do to earn a start? He's been back for a few weeks now
     

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