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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #400 on: March 4, 2017, 04:49:10 PM »
Win this and top 4 is on. We will back on track.

Sick of all these glass half empty idiots on here.

Until we face another team at the bottom of the table.
Sick of people calling others idiots.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #401 on: March 4, 2017, 04:49:14 PM »
No Ozil is a huge blow to us because it would have been a guarantee of us overrunning them in midfield and it would mean one speedster less for them. It's just our luck just like with Leicester being fired up the most against us of all the games this season. We can't catch a break.

I bet if he was playing, you would be saying that that was a huge blow to us.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #402 on: March 4, 2017, 04:49:45 PM »
Fascinating selection from Wenger. I guess that's the talking point if we beat them.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #403 on: March 4, 2017, 04:50:30 PM »
If Lovren is fit for the bench..... why not start him?

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #404 on: March 4, 2017, 04:51:10 PM »
IMO if you on the bench your fit enough or shouldn't be on the bench

Cb gets injured in the first min , I'd expect him to come on

It's often a calculated risk to give players returning from injury some minutes.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #405 on: March 4, 2017, 04:51:14 PM »
Until we face another team at the bottom of the table.
Sick of people calling others idiots.

We've beaten some of those teams this season, and you can't deny that some have been terminally miserable and glass-half-empty in the last few months. I know there's not much to be happy about right now, but we even had people on here like that during the early part of the season.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #406 on: March 4, 2017, 04:51:40 PM »
That midfield two is like a red waiting to happen

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #407 on: March 4, 2017, 04:51:47 PM »
If Lovren is fit for the bench..... why not start him?

It's already been answered in the thread, he might not be fit to start.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #408 on: March 4, 2017, 04:52:51 PM »
Haven't scored from a corner for a while...
Haven't taken a good one in a while ....

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #409 on: March 4, 2017, 04:52:57 PM »
Giroud tends to be a pain in the ass for us.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #410 on: March 4, 2017, 04:53:08 PM »
If Lovren is fit for the bench..... why not start him?

Look on the bright side. If Matip/Klavan get injured, Lovren might have 45 minutes in him. And Lucas possibly might too. So with two substitutions we could cover one position adequately ;)

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #411 on: March 4, 2017, 04:53:30 PM »
It's often a calculated risk to give players returning from injury some minutes.

Klopp doesn't do calculated risks

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #412 on: March 4, 2017, 04:54:06 PM »
As good as we've been against them I'm a little concerned that Wenger has picked the right team to face us for once. Iwobi, Chamberlain and Welbeck can all hurt us with pace, while Giroud could easily expose our inability to defend set pieces. That front four might also press us high up which we don't like.

Having Can in that holding role doesn't help as he's been really poor for a while now, I'd rather have Stewart though it's possible he's injured.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #413 on: March 4, 2017, 04:54:14 PM »
That midfield two is like a red waiting to happen

Hope whoever is taking over shouting at ref duties makes sure they get booked when (not if) they deserve it. Don't want another Dele Alli situation

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #414 on: March 4, 2017, 04:55:03 PM »
The idea that Ozil not being fit for them is bad for us is really really dumb

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #415 on: March 4, 2017, 04:55:38 PM »
Liverpool don't turn up against shit teams so Wenger picks the shittest line up possible.
The man is a genius!

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #416 on: March 4, 2017, 04:55:39 PM »
He looks damn good in a suit  8)

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #417 on: March 4, 2017, 04:56:30 PM »
Liverpool don't turn up against shit teams so Wenger picks the shittest line up possible.
The man is a genius!

This is brilliant!!  ;D
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #418 on: March 4, 2017, 04:57:03 PM »
Liverpool don't turn up against shit teams so Wenger picks the shittest line up possible.
The man is a genius!

 ;D


your midfield two is worse than ours and ours is pretty shite.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #419 on: March 4, 2017, 04:57:54 PM »
The idea that Ozil not being fit for them is bad for us is really really dumb

I think it's just people finding something to whine about, typical of the pre-match thread soon after the line up has been announced.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #420 on: March 4, 2017, 04:57:57 PM »
Klopp doesn't do calculated risks

Our squad choices and loans at centre back suggest otherwise!

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #421 on: March 4, 2017, 04:58:24 PM »
Arsenal to hoof it long for Giroud and counter attack through welbeck & chamberlain
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #422 on: March 4, 2017, 04:58:45 PM »
Hope we hear the Kop sing Happy Birthday to Kenny again when we're cruising 3 nil...
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #423 on: March 4, 2017, 04:59:02 PM »
Liverpool don't turn up against shit teams so Wenger picks the shittest line up possible.
The man is a genius!

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #424 on: March 4, 2017, 04:59:32 PM »
Weird line up by Wenger. He may be actually abandoning his philosphy in order to bypass our press with Giroud in the line up. But Giroud usually does well against us.

Surprised by no Sanchez and Walcott, who have given us problems before as well..

Weird  all around.

No changes from us in terms of shape which isn't a surprise.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #425 on: March 4, 2017, 05:00:03 PM »
Even with how terrible it's been the past 2 months, we should win this match.  We can do this.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #426 on: March 4, 2017, 05:00:17 PM »
I think it's just people finding something to whine about, typical of the pre-match thread soon after the line up has been announced.
Or people actually watch football and have seen Arsenal many times over last two years in big away games where Ozil has been anonymous in every single one of them (ask any Arsenal fan if you don't believe).

Without Cazorla when you get to press Coquelin and Xhaka it's so easy to block that connection between them and Ozil - if you ever seen Arsenal away this season you should have been able to notice this.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #427 on: March 4, 2017, 05:00:51 PM »
NO SANCHEZ?! GET IN
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #428 on: March 4, 2017, 05:02:36 PM »
Liverpool don't turn up against shit teams so Wenger picks the shittest line up possible.
The man is a genius!

Take a bow sir, that's worthy of me changing my signature.
Liverpool don't turn up against shit teams so Wenger picks the shittest line up possible.
The man is a genius!

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #429 on: March 4, 2017, 05:02:36 PM »
No Sanchez is an interesting call by Wenger. However, I can see the reason behind it both tactically and as a signal.

The ball tends to stick to his feet. Always wanting to turn and make something happen, which plays right into the pressing game of Liverpool. Obviously, he tends to make something good out of it, but it is definitely not a good trait against a team like Liverpool.

As a signal, it shows Sanchez and the unavailable Özil that they are not above the team and that the club can and will function without them.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #430 on: March 4, 2017, 05:02:45 PM »
Will never understand putting 4 defenders on the bench instead of a couple youth players.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #431 on: March 4, 2017, 05:04:07 PM »
Will never understand putting 4 defenders on the bench instead of a couple youth players.

TAA is a youth player though.
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #432 on: March 4, 2017, 05:04:24 PM »
Or people actually watch football and have seen Arsenal many times over last two years in big away games where Ozil has been anonymous in every single one of them (ask any Arsenal fan if you don't believe).

There's no Sanchez or Walcott for them either, and I don't tend to watch Arsenal games unless we're playing them.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #433 on: March 4, 2017, 05:06:15 PM »
IMO if you on the bench your fit enough or shouldn't be on the bench

Possibly a little too simplistic.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #434 on: March 4, 2017, 05:06:18 PM »
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #435 on: March 4, 2017, 05:06:28 PM »
Guess there is not much that can be done on the team selection, we are restricted by injuries and the fact that there are no others in the squad in form ready to come in. We just need everyone to pull together and focus on doing the right things on the pitch. If we do the right things then hopefully we will get the rewards.

No Sanchez is a big bonus and obviously Walcott's pace could've been a problem for us so we have to take advantage.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #436 on: March 4, 2017, 05:07:30 PM »
First XIs well matched. Benches not so much.

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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #437 on: March 4, 2017, 05:07:41 PM »
Will never understand putting 4 defenders on the bench instead of a couple youth players.
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
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Re: Liverpool vs Arsenal March 4th 2017. KO 5.30
« Reply #439 on: March 4, 2017, 05:09:05 PM »
Hopefully Sanchez has been dropped due to something behind the scenes - contract disagreements or not being arsed in training - the last thing we need is him motivated and firing.

Xhaka is a walking timebomb, so would like to see us get amongst them with some tough tackles and a bit of fight. For all of our pressing and passing we can look lightweight at times, so it would be good to see a bit of bite to our game and there's no better team to try it against than Arsenal. My only worry is they have lots of pace so hopefully our defenders are more focussed than against Leicester.

Countinho and Firmino are due a good performance so hopefully today's the day. A home defeat to top 4 rivals would be damaging.

Got a good feeling we'll see a reaction in front of our fans and our record against the top sides is excellent this season. 3-1 to us.

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