Arsenal Vs Aston Villa - 13:30 February 1st 2015 | Emirates Stadium

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I am expecting a win, it might not be as comfortable as some people imagine. I suspect there will be some dubious officiating (Taylor) and coupled with our injury list slowly creeping up again.
With the injuries to Chamberlain and Wenger not risking Sanchez (he better not with the NLD looming large) I suspect Ozil and Walcott will retain their places on the wing with Giroud leading the line.
 

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Let's not muck about here, Aston Villa are RUBBISH. We should win at least 3-0.
 

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Here is hoping, it'd definitely make it a more comfortable afternoon viewing for myself.
Who would you start in midfield with Cazorla and Le Coq, Ramsey or Rosicky?
 

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There's no Sánchez tomorrow and Welbeck is still out, leaving Özil no one with pace to feed upfront.

There will be a spell where we put ourselves under severe pressure (as usual) but Aston Villa are poor.

We'll win with a comfortable scoreline.
 

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I was referring to our loan striker formation but it would be great to see Walcott / Chamberlain getting on the end of Özil's through balls.

I'd like us to stick with Cazorla, though, as he's been immense since December.
 

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Kk. I doubt pace will matter too much tho, as Villa will play on the break. We're more likely to be relying on INVENTION.
 

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Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Walcott, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud

Subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Chambers, Flamini, Rosicky, Akpom

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Richardson, Sanchez, Delph, Cleverley, Weimann, Gil, Benteke.

Subs: Given, Baker, Bacuna, Sinclair, Agbonlahor, Westwood, Cissokho
 

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Monreal's been playing really well, Gibbs hasn't got back in yet. Prefer him tho, sure he'll win his place back.
 

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3-0 Arsenal.

I think Monreal is the better tactical defender, but Gibbs is quicker. I'd choose depending upon the opposition.
 

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Ozil :O :O :O
 

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That was a wicked cross from Gil, good save from Ospina.

We've had a few chances to double the lead. Not feeling comfortable about this one yet.
 

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Nice of Giroud to return the favour for Ozil, good finish too.
 

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What an exceptionally pointless team Aston Villa are.
 

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Scott Sinclair looks like he's put on 5 stone since his last outing on a football pitch, which was probably about 5 years ago if memory serves.
 

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From the Guardian blog:

"That might be the most anonymous performance of Cleverley’s career."

They haven't been watching him much, have they? Anonymous is his middle name.
 

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Almost ten hours since Villa scored a league goal. Jesus.
 

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Villa are so bad. They really are.
 

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They've dodged the bullet the last few seasons but I can see them going down this year. They have been atrocious under Paul Lambert.
 

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Haven't scored in an eternity yet they are still 16th. Shows how diabolical those sides below them are.
 

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What is going on at Villa? They actually have a decent side, Guzan, Vlaar and Okore are decent CB's, Delph in midfield, and Benteke upfront.

Carles Gill looks good aswell but he's not a winger, he looks like a number 10.
 

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