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Arsenal 3:0 Manchester United

Arsenal 3:0 Man Utd

The Emirates

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Sun, 04 October 2015
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  1. Sep 27, 2015
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]




    Date - Sunday, October 04 2015.
    Kickoff Time - 1600 Hrs BST.

    Venue - The Emirates, London.




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    League standings and form guide


    1. Manchester United : DLWWW

    4. Arsenal : DWWLW





    Previous Meetings


    Manchester United 1 : 1 Arsenal

    Arsenal 1 : 2 Manchester United

    Arsenal 0 : 0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 0 Arsenal

    Arsenal 1 : 1 Manchester United





    All-Time Record


    Manchester United wins - 80
    Arsenal wins - 67
    Draws - 45




    Pre-Match Pressers


    Louis Van Gaal



    Arsene Wenger





    Team News


    Manchester United

    Luke Shaw sidelined. Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo doubtful.


    Arsenal

    Laurent Koscielny, Mikel Artera and Mathieu Flamini out. Francis Coquelin doubtful.


    Know the opposition


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    Arsenal Football Club nicknamed The Gunners, are a professional football club based in Holloway, London, England; and were founded in 1886 as Dial Square, by the workers of the Royal Arsenal armaments facility, before being subsequently renamed as Royal Arsenal. Arsenal are one of the most successful and popular clubs in the history of the English league, with a trophy haul than includes 13 League titles, 12 FA Cups, and 2 League Cups, among others. Since the arrival of current manager Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have built a reputation for playing an attractive, streamlined style of football that rivals some of the best teams in Europe while boasting the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie. The club plays its home games at the Emirates Stadium, and has a bitter sporting rivalry with neighbors Tottenham Hotspur in a match termed the North London Derby; apart from a competitive rivalry against the other major clubs of the Premier League, especially Manchester United - in an affair that peaked in the late 1990s-early 2000s period.



    Referee

    Anthony Taylor.​
  2. Sep 30, 2015
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    LVG is good against the big teams and we generally do well against the Arse. We'll beat them. 1-3.
  3. Sep 30, 2015
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Mata hatrick
  4. Sep 30, 2015
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Big, big game. Beat them and we're going to be at the top for a while. We need Carrick for this one and a fully fit Smalling/Blind and Martial will take care of the rest
  5. Sep 30, 2015
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    InfiniteBoredom Full Member

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    We'll murder these fannies. It's good in a way that our performance today is not truly stellar. LvG will be demanding more at the weekend. Herrera needs to play, he schooled their midfield last season.
  6. Sep 30, 2015
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    Mustafa Ahmed New Member

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    Please start Ashley at LW.

    LvG pls.
  7. Sep 30, 2015
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    A win here would be huge. We can't go into another international break with a fresh loss again.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    I'm usually sceptical when a team is due a win against us but think we will get a result here.
  9. Sep 30, 2015
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    Hammerfell Full Member

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    They had their win in the FA Cup last season.
  10. Sep 30, 2015
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    I heard Koscielny is out for them, big boost for us if true.
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    We'll scrape it 2-1 I reckon. Arsenal will have a bunch of chances wasted/saved by De Gea and Martial + Mata will score 2.
  12. Sep 30, 2015
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    nemanja15 Full Member

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    de Gea

    Young
    Smalling
    Blind
    Darmian

    Carrick
    Schweinsteiger

    Mata
    Rooney
    Memphis

    Martial

    SUBS: Romero, Jones, Valencia, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Herrera, Pereira.
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    Amadaeus Pochettino's mother

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    Arsenal are questionable with their end product and because of that, I can honestly foresee De Gea being our man of the match. He usually does well against them, so I am not worried that Arsenal will score that much against us.

    I also feel Van Gaal will easily outsmart Wenger tactically and give us a comfortable victory. Walcott is predictable as a striker, Ozil tends to go missing in match like these and most of their players lack mental strength. I feel we need to put Arsenal back in their place after a couple of underperformance last season by us.
  14. Sep 30, 2015
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    Blatzo Full Member

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    :drool:
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    Think tiredness could be a problem as Arsenal rotated a bit - nevertheless i expect / hope for a tight win
  16. Sep 30, 2015
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Tough game here. Arsenal are due a win at home against us really, that's why I'm hoping we get a draw. We're a better side then them but they have a few great players going forward and Sanchez is in top form right now. If we get a win then it'll be huge for us and turn us into early favorites for the title IMO and we'd look like we might start pulling away from the pack. A loss and it's all very tight at the top between United, City and Arsenal which is what I think the real level of the teams is.

    De Gea
    Young Smalling Blind Darmian
    Schneiderlin Schweinsteiger
    Mata Rooney Memphis
    Martial
    A big performance from Rooney is vital here. We need Schneiderlin to be hugely improved compared to today as well as he was pretty bad today I thought.
  17. Sep 30, 2015
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Early Predicted Line-up:

    __________________________________________________________

    1. de Gea

    25. Valencia 12. Smalling 17. Blind 36. Darmian

    31. Schweinsteiger 28. Schneiderlin

    8. Mata 10. Rooney 7. Memphis

    9. Martial
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    Bench:
    20. Romero, 4. Jones, 18. Young, 16. Carrick, 21. Herrera, 44. Pereira, 27. Fellaini

    Predicted Score:
    Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd (Martial, Rooney, Mata, Sanchez)​
  18. Sep 30, 2015
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    King Eric 7 Full Member

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    I'm expecting both teams to carve out chances in this game, with Arsenal having a lot more attempts on goal than we have. Arsenal will hit us on the counter and it will be a matter of whether their finishing lets them down or not. Their defence is their weak point and I think we will be more clinical than them so hoping for an away win if we can play with enough energy for the vast majority of the match.
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    Tincanalley Turns player names into a crappy conversation

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    Lots of rest over the next five days needed. Team looked knackered after Wolfsburg. All areas except goal need looking at. Will Carrick be fit? We need backup for Bastian. Poor games tonight from Valencia and from Memphis, Young wasn't at his best either.
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    Don't care how we win, this is the biggest game of the season so far and a win here and we can enjoy the two weeks off and the boost for our squad and fans will be immense.

    Jammy 1-0 victory with an OG does me fine.
  21. Oct 1, 2015
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    Archie Leach Gooner

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    Our forward line is hitting its stride and Cech will be back in goals. Koscielny is out which is annoying so big test for Gabriel and Mert. 2-1 to us, Alexis and Theo, Martial for you - I like the cut of his jib.
  22. Oct 1, 2015
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    This game will be decided by the number of times Martial touches the ball.
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    Hard to call this one until we know who's available, how knackered everyone is after tonight's game, and whether Van Gaal has the balls to do a bit of straightforward rotation for freshness. If we can play

    Martial
    Memphis Herrera Mata
    Schneiderlin Carrick
    Rojo Blind Smalling Darmian
    and get a decent amount of running out of everyone, then I'd say it'll be very even, and we could come away with a result.

    If, however, Rojo, Carrick and Herrera can't get fit or Herrera continues to be 'not allowed', and we have to play the same, physically weary line-up from tonight's game, then Arsenal could well take us apart. Their defence is shaky but their forwards are really starting to click. They produced some electric, unplayable stuff going forwards against Olympiakos.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    De Gea
    Darmian Smalling Jones Blind
    Schneiderlin Bastian
    Mata Rooney Young
    Martial

    Ideally I'd love SmallBlind partnership and I'd rather do that if Rojo is fit but if not I'd rather Blind be at LB than Valencia at RB.
    Sticking with this selection I'd have Young as he'll help cover Blind and Memphis needs a bit of a rest.
    I'd have Herrera over Rooney but that's not going to happen.



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    cyberman Full Member

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    Who actually believes in a side being due a result?
    The reason they have such a poor record against us is due to Arsene failing to address the same problems they have year in, year out.
    We then take advantage of those same deficiencies year in, year out.
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    Archie Leach Gooner

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    We should line up as:

    Cech
    Bellerin Mertesacker Gabriel Monreal
    Coquelin Cazorla
    Ramsey Ozil Sanchez
    Walcott
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Pretty solid bar Gabriel who has been a bit shaky. What do you make of Ramsey on the right wing?
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    Archie Leach Gooner

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    Gabriel has been very good, stupidity with Costa aside. I'm more worried about Mertesacker.
    Ramsey on the right reduces his best attributes but gives us our best shape, allowing Bellerin space. Chamberlain has been inconsistent, as much as I love him and is defensively suspect.
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    Arsenal = Best and quickest team in transitioning from defence to attack, we need to be careful on Sunday.
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    We need to sit back and counter.

    De Gea
    Darmian--Smalling--Jones--Blind
    Schweinsteiger--Schneiderlin
    Mata--Rooney--Memphis
    Martial

    I really hope Carrick & Herrera are fit for this one. I would want Rooney dropped for this for Herrera but I don't know if Herrera will be fit enough + I'm giving Rooney one last chance because he's playing Arsenal and usually does well.​
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    I hate to see Smalling and Blind split up but we need to settle on the fullbacks for this run of games. We're right back to where we were last year due to Shaw's injury but we don't have to be. Valencia is not doing so well this season at RB. I'd like to see Darmian - Smalling - Jones - Blind for this one. The rest of the team picks itself.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Go for the kill.
    1-3. One each for Martial, Mata and Rooney.
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    Arsenal fans turning up for the fecking poll as usual. SMH.
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    Seeing as an Arsenal win is considered the sixth most likely result, I don't think we're influencing the poll too much.
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    hbgreg Full Member

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    Just you wait pal.
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    Would be great to have a win before the break
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    --------------DDG-----------

    Jones-Smalling- Blind-Darmian

    -----Carrick-Schneiderlin------

    ------------Rooney------------

    ---J Mata---Martial----Depay--

    Prediction: 1-2 Depay, Martial
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    Him or Perreira, Depay has been shite recently.
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    wiz4231 Banned

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    Hoping for
    De Gea

    Darmian....Smalling....Jones....Blind

    Carrick........Bastian
    Mata
    Memphis................................Young
    Martial

    Subs: Morgan, Pereira and Wilson.
    Were going to need a solid defence in this game and in my opinion bringing Jones back and moving Blind to LB will solidify us.
    If Carrick's fit he has to play, he is key in big games (vs Liverpool) and alongside Bastian they will boss CM between them.
    Rooney needs to be dropped, we cannot carry passengers in crucial matches, were on top and we need to win to stay there. Give the captains armband to Mike, Carrick or Bastian and play Mata at #10 (I don't think Herreras fit).
    Young, Martial and Memphis upfront.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015
  40. Oct 1, 2015
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    Mani Full Member

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    Expecting 1-1 or 2-2 draw,though LVG is good against top sides i expect this would be a close one.

    My starting eleven for this one,
    --------------DDG-----------

    Valencia-Smalling- Blind-Darmian

    -----Carrick-------Bastian--------

    J Mata-------Rooney------Depay

    -------------Martial--------------
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