Posted 8/1/2013 08:15 #197425 Subject: Man City (h)
Huge game this weekend, and I actually have a good feeling about this one. Beat them last year, were the better team in the first game of the season and they're not as tight at the back as they used to be!
Posted 9/1/2013 00:11 #197437 - in reply to #197425 Subject: Re: Man City (h)
I agree we have a chance and City are hot and cold like us. Unfortunately we can't rely on Mario this time. With Utd the obvious exception we have "turned up" for all the big games this year so with the week to recover I hope we are primed for the occasion.
I am most curious as to how Wenger is going to manage the squad with a view to the Swansea replay and Chelsea games to follow. My preference is for him to gamble with "mandatory" subs around 60 mins to maintain freshness over the week. I'd definitely like to see TR7 get a run for Caz or Jack.
Given City's large centre back pairing we def need Giroud and not Walcott. I expect City to defend deep and frustrate us and I can't see Walcott doing any damage through the middle if that is the case.