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Postby Conner99 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:38 pm

Arsenal kept their four point lead at the top of the table after a 2-0 win against Hull at the Emirates ...a goal from Nicklas Bendtner ..his first for Arsenal since March 2011 gave the Gunners an early lead and then a goal by Mesut Ozil at the start of the second half were enough to ensure all 3 points , manager Arsene Wenger was asked about the inclusion of Nicklas Bendtner in the starting line up .."in our job you have to be open minded, never have a definite judgement on people , he came back ..worked hard in training . I know he has the qualities to play for us and he has shown that tonight".




David Moyes finally saw Everton win at Old Trafford last night ...after the 1-0 win it will be Robert Martinez who will be the happier though as the new Everton manager celebrated an important win ..he said after the game .."I couldn't be prouder. We never felt inferior, we kept doing what we are good at. I have always felt this squad was capable of going anywhere and playing teams eye to eye . We have got a fantastic blend of experience and arrogant young players and that excites me."
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Postby Hams » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:15 pm

I think this will be a close game on Sunday but Arsenal won't let Everton dominate the midfield like they did at Old Trafford the other day.

Arsenal 2-1 Everton
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:31 pm

I've posted a 0-0 score line in the predictions thread, and I'll stick with that as both these form teams cancel each other out. If I have to pick a winner, it is Arsenal of course. They need to consolidate the lead in the league, and keep winning as some tricky ties are coming up (as if this one isn't tricky enough). They have home advantage and are on a roll.
I do wonder how long Martinez can keep Everton's rich vein of form going, the Toffees fans must be fricking loving it!
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Postby Conner99 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:28 pm

probably the toughest game since we played Man Utd ....although we should have beaten them . I hope Ramsey has another golden game and Ozil gives us a major performance ...a win against Everton would be a great boost to our hopes this season .
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Postby Hams » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:00 pm

Its been a great weekend for Arsenal and they haven't even played yet!

Man Utd lost at home to Newcastle,Chelsea were beaten at Stoke and Man City could only draw at Southampton.

If the Gunners win against Everton on Sunday they will go 7 points clear at the top! - Any predictions?
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Postby Stan Kroenke's moustache » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:40 pm

Looking forward to this one, don't think Everton will make an easy game of it.

1-0 Arsenal
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Postby Hams » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:28 pm

Teams

ARSENAL:
Szczesny, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud.

Subs: Vermaelen, Rosicky, Walcott, Monreal, Flamini, Fabianski, Bendtner

EVERTON:
Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, Distin, Jagielka, Barry, Barkley, Pienaar, McCarthy, Mirallas, Lukaku.

Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Jelavic, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Stones.
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Postby redpelt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:36 pm

I dont recall seeing a more exciting Everton team ,and one playing with
such confidence in their own ability.

All Everton thus far ,Arsenal struggling to get to grips with the excellence
of McCarthy and Pienaar , Ramsey and co are getting shrugged off the ball
by a tireless Everton midfield.

Everton with 66 % possession after the first 15 mins ,Arsenal need to wake
up a bit ,couple of players just expecting their usually succinct passing to just
fall into place...The need to put in a few jarring tackles is essential ,as they look
about as safe as the water bottles sitting in front of Wenger.
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Postby redpelt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:41 pm

Loose pass from Ramsey nearly causes chaos in the Arsenal defence .

Arsenal appear to have awoken from their slumber ,mesmerising close
control from Ozil on the touchline and Arsenal cut a low cross straight
across the goal ,but no one there to benefit.

Everton failing to capitalise on their dominance and Arsenal survive another
scare .....Ramsey and Wilshere have been off the pace by some considerable
margin.

Everton playing some very good possession football ,and have passed this Arsenal
team completely off the park.
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Postby redpelt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:55 pm

Wenger is off his bench threatening those water bottles as a result of
another rough tackle by Coleman on Wilshere.

Arsenal inspired and Ozil orchestrates a beautiful flowing move that Everton
defend with their lives.

The Library suddenly comes to life with Barry's yellow card ,its either that
or another unreturned book. :wink:

This is better from Arsenal and it seems like this one sided game is finally
and crucially balancing itself out.

Howard Webb blows for half time ,and the water bottles survive the first half
as Wenger looks considerably more happy with Arsenals late fight.

0-0 We have ourselves game
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Postby Hams » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:02 pm

HT

Arsenal 0-0 Everton

I thought the Toffees played some good football in the first half and Arsenal only came to life in the last few minutes.

There is plenty for Arsene Wenger to think about at the break.
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Postby redpelt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:14 pm

I'm going to predict 2-1 to Arsenal ,I know its rash and possibly
not well thought out ,but Ozil just exudes so much finesse and
quality I think these are the games were his brilliance and the
consummate ease he can slide a pass into a dangerous area
will prove Evertons undoing.

Also Arsenal could unleash the direct running of Walcott which
would deter Everton's impressive young defenders from rampaging
forward at every given opportunity.

Lukaku has been kept quiet and as yet all though Everton have the
lions share of the ball they have yet to have one shot on target.

Cue Deulofeu and his step overs.
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Postby redpelt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:19 pm

Second half

Arsenal start a great deal better than the visitors ....Walcott warming
up ,and Gibbs is getting up the pitch more.

Corner Arsenal ....and Gibbs has just tried an audacious volley ,never
troubled Howard though ,and Everton bring it far more cautiously up
the field.

Great tackle form McCarthy on Cazorla ,and Arsenal rampant ,,,Scales
tipped ....Giroud with a sweet ball across the box ,but no runners .

Everton looking laboured now and less likely to venture forward .
Sods law as Everton do exactly that, and Pienaar hits Evertons
first shot on target.
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Postby redpelt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:31 pm

Gibbs getting to grips with Colemans pace and managing just to
lever him off the ball.....I think Lukaku will be withdrawn soon and
replaced with Deulofeu,he just doesn't look lively at all.

Yellow for McCarthy as he leaves his studs on Ramsey.This is a really
open game and both teams look like forcing the issue.

Great shot from Barkely and Arsenals Polish keeper palms it away,and
Rosicky is on for Wilshere and Flamini for Ramsey ,with Walcott for the
ineffective Cazorla.

Wenger plays his three trump cards and Flamini nearly scores with his
first touch.
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Postby redpelt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:43 pm

Girouds face looks longer than his sideboards as another chance goes
begging ,Arsenal looking the more likely now.

Walcotts juggling with the ball looks amateurish as he gifts Everton
with the ball , Deulofeu on for Mirallas with some words of advice
from Martinez and he secretly hands him a Werthers Original off camera.

Lukaku drops deeper to be come more involved and Everton take the
game to Arsenal .......Ozil slots from a gorgeously placed cross by
Rosicky .

1-0 Arsenal and the roof comes off the library ,books blowing in the
wind :wink:

Arsenal deserve the lead for their relentless pressure in the second.
What a goal from the young step over kid and its 1-1
twists and lifts the ball into the roof of the net ....ooh there's quality
there .....Stepping back from using my football cliche phrasebook :D
I apologise for the interruption in my usual commentary ,but that goal
was sweetly taken....I believed it demanded an 'ooh'

Arsenal attack and only some astute defending from Distan saves
the Everton .....2 mins left

Last chance Arsenal as Giroud rattles the crossbar with a deft effort.
I think that's it .

1-1
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:03 pm

Fine performance by Everton who are increasingly looking like the real deal. We have drawn the Woolwich outfit in the F.A. cup, bring it on I say!
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Postby Hams » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:47 pm

FT

Arsenal 1-1 Everton
1-0 Özil 80'
1-1 Deulofeu 84’

I thought Everton deserved to leave North London with at least a point and that Arsenal weren't at their best today.

Any comments on todays draw?
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Postby Conner99 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:49 pm

bah ..humbug ..!!
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Postby Hams » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:59 pm

Conner99 wrote:bah ..humbug ..!!


Come on Conner! - Surely even you have to admit that the Toffees at least deserved to come away with a draw today :wink:
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Postby Conner99 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:12 pm

have not seen the game yet , but i am happy with a point really ..Everton are a top side :wink:
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