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Manchester United vs Arsenal

Discussion in 'Premier League Match Threads' started by Tornado, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. Tornado

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    His first game in charge. Hopefully makes a nice statement.
     
  2. Kirby

    Kirby We count the votes

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    Apparently Carrick's still in charge until Ralf's work visa comes through. Hopefully gets done before this game as I'd rather we weren't his first opponent.
     
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    I'm getting strong 2016 (and 2013) vibes from this game, when we should have beaten a struggling United side and somehow managed to lose.

    I have no idea how this games goes. I don't even know how United will set up.
     
  4. Tornado

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    Nobody knows until it starts to be honest.
     
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    You can have a good guess with most teams.

    Would United approach a home game aginst Arsenal in the way they did against Chelsea? They should (we struggle breaking down deep blocks) but would they do that at home against a team not as good as Chelsea?

    Judging by how we played at Liverpool, I think we're going to carry on doing our thing and playing out from the back. I don't think we'll change for United.
     
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    PorkchopExpress The Blackfish

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    The way you play, you will have no problem carving us open. Your finishing needs to be better than the Newcastle game though.
     
  7. Tornado

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    Ralph still awaiting permit so Carrick remains.

    I can see it now. Permit falls through, Carrick remains in charge until the end of the season.
     
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    The first of 3 home games in 6 days, hopefully Carrick can finish his stint as manager with another win.

    No Martial please . . .
     
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    Then a 7 year deal on the table for Mikey by March.
     
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    Maybe I'm looking into this a little too deeply but this game tomorrow evening is going to be a huge test of the mentality at Arsenal right now, for a number of reasons.

    - it's a great opportunity to pick up points against a crisis ridden Manchester United
    - it's a chance to open up a 8 point gap to them (I still consider them a rival for these European spots)
    - most importantly, it's a chance to go 4th

    I say that's important because I believe a team that grabs an opportunity to move up the table and occupy a space (win to move top, win to move out the relegation zone, win to go into the top 4 etc etc) is a team that's mentally in the right place. This club showed they are still miles away from the top 3 on a technical and tactical level this season but 4th is bang up for grabs and I think going up to Old Trafford tomorrow, getting the result we need and laying down a marker for that 4th spot is a positive step forward.

    Maybe I am overanalysing it but I've seen this team have the chance to take something and not deliver a number of times over the last 2 and half years.
     
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    RedDevilsShinja In need of a new username

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    Can't see Ronaldo being benched 2 games in a row as much as we probably should do.
     
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    There have been many occasions where dropping De Gea would have been a very wise decision.

    This is not one of them.
     
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    From an Arsenal perspective it's kinda bad timing to be playing United who are in for an inevitable post Solskjaer bounce. However Liverpool they are not they are vulnerable at the back and their to be got at.

    I think Arteta will get it right tactically and get a fine balance. I fancy it will be a draw
    My prediction:

    Man United 1 Arsenal 1

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  14. Kirby

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    Told ya.

    Means Ralf's first game is vs us :cry:
     
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    i'm interested to see if maguire starts. i thought bailly and lindelof did well against chelsea, with the latter looking improved overall in recent weeks. he's the captain, though, so i'm prepared for disappointment and a few errors
     
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    DDG is shit and this is 100% an occasion where dropping him is wise, as every occasion dropping him is wise.
     
  17. Tornado

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    :rofl:
     
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    Aye.
     
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  20. upper90

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    f*ckin mctominay. smh. also, has no one told united that listing the starting xi in numerical order is just stupid?

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