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Pre Match - Arsenal (H) Sat 17:30

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  1. Brizzle

    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    So more injuries are piling up... nightmare. Rumours suggest Hendo will miss out, not sure who will be back, maybe Thiago?

    ----------------Ali---------------
    Trent--Matip--VVD--Robbo
    ------------Fabinho------------
    -----Thiago-------Jones------   maybe Millie might be back?
    Salah------Origi--------Jota I think Mane will be on the bench if he's been sent him.


    We'll be needing some big performances from those without too many minutes yet this season. Arsenal have been tight at the back in recent weeks (well - keeping CSs but giving up chances) and clinical up front without making too many chances. Let's see if we can get the season back on track with a win here.
     
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    Dreambeliever From Doubter to Believer Member

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    This man has to start

     
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    --------------------Alisson-----------------
    ---Trent---Konate---VVD----Tsimikas--
    -------------------Fabinho---------------------
    ----Chamberlain-------Thiago-----------
    -------Salah-------Origi----------Jota
     
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    WTF is it with us and injuries ? We again have more (8) than any other club in the PL (Brentford have 7, everyone else less than that). FFS.

    Anyway Mane was taken off as a precaution, he'll likely be back and fit : Nov 11: "We took him out as a precaution and there is nothing serious."
    Milner, Jones, Keita are all listed as likely being back from the 20th Nov.  Hendo was taken off for a knock and given 50/50. I reckon it was just a precaution and he'll start.

    Xhaka, Partey and Kolasinac all out for Arsenal.

    ---------------------------Ali---------------

    Trent----------Matip--------VVD------------Robbo (though I wouldn't mind Tsimikas)

    -----------------------Fabinho

    --------Hendo ----------------------Thiago


    Salah----------------Jota-------------------Mane
     
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    Hansern SCM Addict Member

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    Yeah, I think and hope Mane and Hendo will make it. We desperately need to get back to winning ways again. Arsenal are playing well and are in good form. Doubt it will be easy, but we have to win.
     
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    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    I'd actually like to see Divock get a start, he's looked strong and powerful in his fleeting appearances, and it would leave us with a potential great impact sub in Jota too.
     
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    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Tsimikas at left back - not a terrible time for Robbo to get an injury in my opinion, he's been a shadow of himself, very wasteful in attack and his ability to hold an offside line has been poor. Give the lad a month off and let the greek deputise, bringing a fresh Robbo back for December's manic period.
     
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    I really am not confident for the game - I know it's Arsenal, but it seems we're an ... unhealthy team again.  That is our biggest weakness ...
     
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    We will start with a better first XI, even with the injuries in the squad. Arsenal are on form so we need our squad players or those coming back from injury to be starting with the right attitude.

    I think this might be our XI, with Hendo/Mane borderline. We have a dead rubber against Porto midweek (at home) before we play Southampton so plenty of time to rest and wait for key players to return.

    ----------------Ali---------------
    Trent--Matip--VVD--Tsimikas
    ------------Fabinho------------
    -----Thiago-------Jones------  
    Salah------Origi--------Jota
     
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    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    At least Xhaka is out, so we won't get another 10 injuries.
     
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    Jones not expected to fit be until the 20th ?
     
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    binomial I'mma sexy bastard. Member

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    Xhaka out is a bigger miss to us than Robbo.

    Not a coincidence they've been on a little winning streak ever since he got fucked.
     
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    Isn't the 20th the Arsenal game?
     
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    --------------Allison----------------
    Trent---Matip--VVD--Tsimikas
    ------------Fabinho---------------
    -------Milner------Thiago-------
    -Salah------Origi-------Jota---

    I'd be tempted to swap Origi and Jota as it gives us some pace down our left, but Jota probably gives Tsimikas better protection.

    There's probably reasonable shouts for Minamino to start too, but playing him and Jota leaves us a little short on genuine pace upfront (Salah aside, obvs).
     
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    Will be interesting to see our set piece threat, White & Gabriel don't strike me as particularly dominant in the air and I don't see much height elsewhere on the pitch. Could be perfect for having the greek god on set piece and VVD & Matip/Konate in there.
     
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    binomial I'mma sexy bastard. Member

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    No no no no

    no.
     
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    Haha duh. I hadn't realised it was so far off. Not sure Klopp will throw him straight back in though if we have 3 senior midfielders available.
     
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    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Administrator

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    I guess Mane won't play this one or will be on the bench - so surely it has to be one of Origi and Minamino playing. Possibly even Origi up top and Jota playing wider
     
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    We have Hendo Fabinho and Thiago all classed as fit, don't we?

    Jones will probably play against Porto
     
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