Podolski and Rosicky start: Arsenal v Man City teams

Arsenal team news

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Flamini, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Bellerin, Jenkinson, Kallstrom, Gnabry, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanogo

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko

Subs: 7 other twats

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  1. Don’t think we will win the league but of we could finish 2nd or 3rd with only few points off the top then that would be considered as step in right direction.

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    • Should we consider the 3 heavy as 3 steps back? Since they are significant, and no fan can tell me that all they mean is just another 3(9) points dropped.

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  2. Really hope Santi plays in the central no 10 role this time. His best games by far have come in that position. Come on the Arsenal! Let’s get a bit of pride back eh.

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  3. Nothing of late has indicated we have enough to win this so please, even if we lose i want to see players die on the pitch. Oh and respectable scoreline pris!

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  4. Boys have to give their all today to stop us being dragged into a 4th place scrap. Need a huge defensive display today and I smell a goal from a defender today. COYG.

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    • Agreed. I’m scared that Arsene is thinking in terms of controlling possession. The more likely scenario is that City keep coming at us and we have no pace on the counter to hurt them. Let’s hope I’m wrong.

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  5. I reckon if I say something really disparaging here we’ll win….Arteta & Flamini can’t play together

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  6. Terry with an own goal. This might be our lucky day.

    Watching Terry, Moaninho, Hazard and other Chelsea twats at full time was very cathartic.

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  7. Seven other twats? I don’t know about you but I can’t find a reason to hate City players (except those that left us to join them). It is not like it’s their fault that the club has an oil tycoon as an owner. They are not cunts, play relatively fair. Or do we just hate them cause they are so good? If yes, then that’s sad and bitter.

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    • I hate ’em cos they’re part of a plastic, oil soaked Sugar Daddy fest. Those fuckers hadn’t even heard of second division City when they were kids. Money, money, money…

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  8. Good to see Flamini in and Chambo out, but can’t shake the feeling Kallstrom should start to add a little of the unknown in and give balance alongside the flam.

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  9. Tony Pulis for Prime Minister!
    JT OG. Now make this weekend a good one lads. Win and….I’m saying no more.

    I saw the Chav game live as I live abroad now and at the final whistle I shouted so many expletives it was ridiculous. It had to do with Chelsea/F OFF/Suck that Maureen you sad prick/and baring my arse on Maureen’s face.

    Come on lads!

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  10. It’s incredible, isn’t it, that we can ship 6 goals to a Chelsea made to look pretty ordinary by Crystal Palace.

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  11. I agree with Gargoyle, I would prefer City winning the title ahead of Chelsea.
    Actually I would prefer anyone winning the title over Chelsea, apart from them lot ofcourse 😉

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  12. Podolski??? Blimey he’ll have to put a shift in, tracking back, not really his game though….who cares let’s beat ’em 5-4….

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  13. Glad Ox is on the bench his form has taken a dip but i hope he comes on as a winger in the second half to add a bit more pace , overall team looks good hope we dont concede in the first 10 mins …. COYG!!!
    Giroud hatrick and Poldi brace for us to beat city 5-0?

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  14. This team is lacking pace, we need to keep the ball a lot better than we have in the last couple of months. Still anything can happen

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  15. We look nervous at the back. We need to score first to get some confidence or it’s another “accident” as Wenger would say

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  16. 11 mins in and Dean makes two bad calls already, fucking cunt. If I was in England id slap his head if I ever see him.

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  17. We are still in this at the half, would like to see a change with the Ox coming on after the half for either Arteta or Flamini. There is absolutely no pace in this team ATM.

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