Friday, August 24, 2007

Arsenal-Man City Preview

Well it feels like forever since we've had a game but tomorrow we're back to it at home to Manchester City. They've been playing quite well so far in their first three matches and are actually top of the table. I just don't think they have tje quality to stay near the top over the full season.

City will be missing striker Valeri Bojinov while Arsenal will be without Jens Lehmann, William Gallas, and Emmanuel Eboue. Jens I think does need to sit a few even if he wasn't injured because he's frankly been worse than the keeper on my 12 and under side.

So here's how I think the lineup will look:

Almunia
Sagna-Toure(C)-Senderos-Clichy
Hleb-Fabregas-Flamini-Rosicky
Adebayor-Van Persie

Bench: Fabianski, Song, Walcott, Bendtner, Eduardo

It's a pretty strong lineup although I'd give a lot to have Gilberto in there for Flamini. I know he's a decent player but he never actually does anything to impress me, it' always just mediocrity from him.

Sven has his team playing quite well right now, and Micah Richards has been a beast in defense, so it'll be quite impressive to win the game, although I think we have the quality to beat them.

Anyways, I predict that we end City's 100% start to the season: 2-1 to the Arsenal

4 comments:

Arsenal_4_Life said...

im quite glad jens is out after his mistakes, and almunia deserves a chance aswell.
man city are on form but i can see us turning them over tomorrow.
i think its gonna be 3-0 to arsenal.

Sheed said...

Gilberto is in the squad I think, he will be on the bench, and I don't know if Rosicky is fit to play.

Here is my guess:
-----------Almunia-----------
Sagna---Kolo---Senderos---Clichy
--Walcott--Cesc--Denilson--Hleb--
---------RvP---Eduardo----------

Subs: Fabianski, Song, Gilberto, Flamini, Adebayor.

Patrick said...

1-0 to the Arsenal. Not a great win but a wins a win

Andy said...

great to see wenger best sven. don't know why, just do. But who would guess Man City second, Man U second from bottom