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Pre Match Arsenal v Leicester 11/08/17

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Brown Nose, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    So we begin again with a few new faces and no clue how it will all pan out.

    Some stats to get you in the mood. Our last win against Arsenal in a league game was in 1994. Our last win at Arsenal was in 1973. The last time we won our first game of a top flight season that was away was 1933.

    On the other hand, Arsenal have started their last two seasons with a home defeat.

    My prediction - Arsenal 4 City 0. The only way to win there is to be tactically clever. We aren't.
  2. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Don't fancy it one bit and never do.

    Got offered a free ticket in the home end which I declined for two reasons:

    1) if we lose (probable) I have to sit and cheer.

    2) if we win or draw I can't celebrate.

    Feels like lose, lose to me.
  3. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    If you want to blend in at the Emirates, the last thing you should do is cheer.
  4. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

  5. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

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  6. SilverFox

    SilverFox Well-Known Member

    I'll settle for the tango man appearing from nowhere and slapping Wenger in the face with his giant orange hands.
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  7. SilverFox

    SilverFox Well-Known Member

    I care less than last season if that is possible.
  8. fox58

    fox58 Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to get started again :038::038::038:
  9. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Very worried about this. Got all the hallmarks of a battering.

    Still, excited the football is back.
  10. dpjfox

    dpjfox Active Member

    assuming we go 442 i would think Shakey will go with
    Simpson Maguire Morgan Fuchs (ahead of Chilwell in this formation)
    Albrighton Ndidi James Mahrez (Iborra not suited to this formation)
    Vardy Iheanacho

    Hopefully they will have a few key playera out ie Ramsey Ozil Sanchez
    Im hoping for a hard fought 1-1 draw Vardy
  11. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    It's very unlikely, and probably not possible.
  12. Billyjof

    Billyjof Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to some nice link up play from the Albrighton brothers.
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  13. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    If we can get away from the emirates with a half decent goal difference it will be pleasing. It feels like we don't have a chance against Arsenal. Of the top four we've not even come close.
  14. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    The back 5 picks itself. It'll definitely be 4-4-2. He won't play Mahrez against his potential suitors. Huth and Drinkwater injured. Iheanacho won't start due to fitness. The only two question marks are Slimani or Okazaki, and James or Iborra.

    I think he'll go for the following:


    Simpson / Morgan / Maguire / Fuchs

    Gray / N'Didi / James / Albrighton

    Vardy / Slimani
  15. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    So ready for the footy to start.

    So not ready to watch us take a hiding live on TV to open the campaign.

    Really hope we turn up and get into the soft fuckers.
  16. Graz

    Graz Well-Known Member

    Mahrez will play. Taking aside he's our best player and likely to be highly motivated to put in a good performance at the minute while the transfer window is still open (particularly against a club he'd like to join), if we don't play him then it devalues him while we're trying to get a bigger fee because if we're not going to play him because he wants a move, we're clearly happy to sell him.

    Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs
    Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton,
    Nachos, Vardy

    Only one question in there for me Iheanacho, as he might not want to throw him straight in as he's not played much in pre-season. If he doesn't start it will be Shinji.
  17. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    My team would be (5-3-2 with the flexibility to easily move to 4-5-1):

    Simpson Morgan Maguire Fuchs Chilwell
    Iborra N'Didi James
    Mahrez Vardy

    However, it's almost certain that the actual team will be:

    Simpson Morgan Maguire Fuchs
    Mahrez N'Didi James Albrighton

    My team would put up a decent fight before losing. Shakespeare's team will get a battering.
  18. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    I cannot see anything but 4-4-2, with many old favourites in the starting 11 (barring Huth, obviously).
  19. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Yeah, 442, lineup listed by BN. Fragile.
  20. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Gray for Albrighton and Nacho for Shinji from BN's lineup

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