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18 Feb 2020 15:05:36
As most of the squad are injury free, team selection for Thursday will be interesting, as Arteta could actually send out a completely different starting line up to the last match:
Maitland-Niles Sokratis Holdong Kolasinac
Torreira Guendouzi
Nelson Willock Martinelli

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19 Feb 2020 19:42:53
With Ozil and Torreira likely out, would like to see Arteta go 4-3-3 with a pacy, quick lineup (not CBs of course)
Bellerin. Sokratis. Holding. Kolasinac
Maitland-Niles. Willock. Saka
Nelson. Lacazette. Martinelli.

03 Feb 2020 11:21:33
Shame we didn't win yesterday. On the positive side, we didn't lose and kept a clean sheet. I was impressed by Bellerin and Mustafi in particular.
Much as Ozil tried, Burnley away isn't a match for him. Bearing in mind how well Ceballos played when we beat Burnley at home, with hindsight it may have been better to select him in place of Ozil. I also would have liked to have seen Pepe come on with 20 or 30 mins to go, either in place of Lacazette, with Aubameyang moving up top, or Martinelli who struggled against the physicality of Burnley's neanderthal players.
With a 2 week break, I would like to see us line up we Newcastle:
Bellerin Luiz Mari Kolasinac
Torreira Xhaka
Pepe Ceballos Aubameyang

I was inclined to drop Lacazette, but it would not help his already low confidence and a goal could revitalise him. With a midweek match v Olympiacos (A) to follow and a 3rd match in a week v Everton (H) . We can then line up as follows, subject to fitness:
Soares Mustafi Sokratis Saka
Guendouzi Willock
Nelson Ozil Martinelli

We also have Holding and Maitland-Niles to bring in.

This would mean having a fresh line up v Everton. With playing 3 matches a week for at least a couple of weeks, possibly more, if we get through the next round of the Europa League and if we have any FA Cup replays, it is important to rotate the squad, to keep players fresh and give an opportunity for all the squad to play.

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06 Jan 2020 19:35:35
Strong lineup he's gone with, looks like he's taking it seriously, hopefully we build up some form and confidence.

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06 Jan 2020 19:35:06
Pleased with the strong team selection - we are taking every cup seriously

Martinez; Luiz, Sokratis, Holding; Nelson, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Pepe; Lacazette.

Nice to see Boss! 🤞


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04 Jan 2020 19:17:59
Would love to see this.

Lemar Dembele Pepe


Cash in on the unhappy PEA and Laca while we can get some decent money.

Think it's a better balance - question is, would they work hard enough to suit Mikel's Arsenal vision. certainly gives us better width and allows players to be in their natural position.

Then we use the money to sort out our RB issue while we ride out the CD issue until the summer.

Holding and Mavropanos should be fit pretty soon so as everyone is stating with Papa, Luiz and Mustafi as experienced CDs are available plus the excellent Medley. No point being heavy on CDs with Saliba arriving in the summer. Clearly we don't know Mikel's plans for Papa, Chambers, Mavropanos, Luiz, Mustafi etc in the summer. If he wants a clear out then I would support getting a CD in now so they are ready for 20/ 21 season,

What's clear is we need a special striker who will get 20 plus epl goals a season. We need fast tricky hard working wingmen, a special creator like Ozil plus a CM who can spray the ball around. This needs to be built on an organised defence.

May be the big issue is to sort out PEA and
Laca rather than our CDs as an organised team means we can cope better.

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01 Jan 2020 09:28:27
Getting ready to roar on the team today. Defeat must be avoided. Hopefully, Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding and Ceballos will be available, as we desperately need fresh legs.
Bellerin Holding Sokratis AMN
Torreira Xhaka
Pepe Ceballos Aubameyang

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28 Dec 2019 08:49:18
Two extremely tough home matches in succession. The team will need the fans, so it's time to do our bit.
Hopefully, some of our injured players will be returning: Bellerin, Holding and Ceballos. I would like to see Pepe given a start. My team, assuming players selected are fit:
Bellerin Holding Luiz AMN
Torreira Ceballos Xhaka
Pepe Lacazette Aubemeyang.

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21 Dec 2019 06:09:38
Not my choice, but impressed by Arteta and he will have my full support. Interesting to see if the team are lifted by having him watching from the stands today. I eagerly anticipate seeing his first team selection, presumably this will not be today.
It's going to be difficult over the Christmas period, with both LB's out, possibly Bellerin and Holding missing today.
My team:
Mustafi Sokratis Luiz AMN
Torreira Xhaka
Pepe Ozil Martinelli

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