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closed Arsenal 2-2 Chelsea

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Man of the Match   34 members have voted

  1. 1. Who is your Man of the Match?

    • Courtois
      17
    • Moses
      0
    • Azpilicueta
      0
    • Christense
      0
    • Cahill
      0
    • Alonso
      0
    • Kante
      3
    • Bakayoko
      0
    • Fabregas
      1
    • Hazard
      10
    • Morata
      3
    • Zappacosta (sub)
      0
    • Drinkwater (sub)
      0
    • Willian (sub)
      0

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So literally every one of our rivals won these past couple of days. Massive pressure on us now to maintain our form and get 3 points. 

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Conte only won 1 out of his 5 matches against Arsenal. 3 defeats, 1 draw.

This is no laughing matter. We have to beat these guys now, don't care if it's at the Emirates.

Lose this game, and we give United, Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal a massive boost.

We should be able to beat Arsenal. Our team is better than theirs. It's just a matter on what Conte puts out. I beg Conte to not go to the Emirates with a defensive mind like the other times. You failed Conte each time you do that. Switch it up and you know...go with an attacking mind? Their defense is suspect!

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14 minutes ago, Mana said:

Conte only won 1 out of his 5 matches against Arsenal. 3 defeats, 1 draw.

This is no laughing matter. We have to beat these guys now, don't care if it's at the Emirates.

Lose this game, and we give United, Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal a massive boost.

We should be able to beat Arsenal. Our team is better than theirs. It's just a matter on what Conte puts out. I beg Conte to not go to the Emirates with a defensive mind like the other times. You failed Conte each time you do that. Switch it up and you know...go with an attacking mind? Their defense is suspect!

The only two times Conte has truly gone defensive at Chelsea was Spurs this season and Anfield last. You could argue his sketchy record against Arsenal is due to opening up a bit too much, especially with this fixture last season.

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Lots of talk about an injury crisis for Arsenal but I'm not buying that they'll have so many players out. I'll bet all the players Wenger says have a small chance of playing will indeed play. Still expecting them to send out a strong team with maybe 2-3 weak areas that we can exploit.

I think Conte will definitely start Bakayoko so I hope he really steps up here. That's the area of the pitch where we should have a massive advantage if we play with 3 in midfield and Bakayoko plays well. 

Our players need to show some heart and some balls tonight. Realize what's on the line and the situation around us. With the title obviously long gone there are only 3 CL places to fight for. With Spuds steadily improving and with Liverpool in red hot form plus signing VVD we don't want to slip up here. We can effectively end Arsenal's chances of catching us with a win tonight. That's a huge incentive.

We've got very winnable matches coming up after Arsenal whilst Liverpool have City and Spuds. Another opportunity to solidify our position in the top 4.

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I'm off to lubricate the vocal chords make a long day of it and check out a few bars as theres penty around the area (and Kebab Shops). Will be at the White Swan or auld triangle if anyones about.

Its OK Ive had all my shots and passports valid! See you in cold North London guys.

Come on You Blues!!!

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Expecting a draw here, which would make the race for the last 2 spots in top 4 very interesting between us, pool & spuds.

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5 minutes ago, LeonDavis23 said:

Expecting a draw here, which would make the race for the last 2 spots in top 4 very interesting between us, pool & spuds.

Us, Liverpool and Spurs are getting the last 3 places im pretty sure.

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We've been absolutely dire against Arsenal lately.  I still have nightmares over the community shield...they played us off the pitch.  But what better time than now to turn things around!  New year, new attitude!

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27 minutes ago, samzilla said:

We've been absolutely dire against Arsenal lately.  I still have nightmares over the community shield...they played us off the pitch.  But what better time than now to turn things around!  New year, new attitude!

I was there with the Mrs. Was painful to watch. We need Drogba for this one!

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4 hours ago, Tomo said:

Us, Liverpool and Spurs are getting the last 3 places im pretty sure.

United has to be there somewhere. They are sitting 2nd at the moment, don't see United dropping 8 points while other clubs won't.

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Us, Liverpool and Spurs are getting the last 3 places im pretty sure.
I'd expect Utd to make it instead of Spurs.

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Tonight's Line up:

Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c), Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata. #ARSCHE

 

 

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Cahill trying to mark and defend that front 3 of Lacazette, Sanchez, and Özil looks like an area they'll try to really exploit.

Their attack looks every strong but their defense and midfield look very suspect. If our 3 midfielders and Hazard/Morata are sharp and at their best we should be having our way in midfield and around their box.

Only way I can see us struggling is if we come out like slow motion zombies as we've done at times this season. Take the fucking game to them!

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Wenger always seems to switch to 3-4-3 to nullify us and tbh he’s successful. Now we’re with the 3-5-2. Let’s see if it’s going to make a difference.


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I was hoping we would go with a front three after our performance against Stoke. Shame Rudiger has been dropped to the bench as well

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Really, this is basically our strongest XI (give or take Cahill) and that Arsenal XI is missing several key players. A couple of raw kids in defense, Xhaka + Wilshere who can both look decent one game and awful the next. 

Would be pretty...I don't know if I'd say embarrasing, but it would be pretty bad if we lost this. Especially knowing what 3 points would mean. I know it's a derby against a hated rival and anything can happen, but we must win this.

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