51 Predictions Made
93% Attendance (51/55)
Favourite Wenger XI
even Alexis is yet to recover from the summer transfer shock... if he plays to his level, we could surely see different results.. Let him leave anywhere by next summer.........
we still have more than half season to do that, but with little return if we could sell them in January..
Its more than complicated now... Not willing to sign contract... contract will run down and they will be free in next summer... not offloaded during summer transfer... and not sure if we could sell during winter...???
Not just about these two players, but here it goes who are all waiting in the line.............
MANCHESTER CITY 3 - 1 ARSENAL
K. De Bruyne (19) A. Lacazette (65)
S. Agüero (50 pen)
Gabriel Jesus (74)
Key Opta Facts:
- Manchester City's 31 points and a +31 goal difference is the best-ever start to a Premier League season after 11 games.
- Arsenal have registered just one win away to the 'Big Six' in the Premier League since the start of 2014/15, drawing seven and losing 10.
- Manchester City's haul of 52 goals is a record for a PL club after 17 games in all competitions (since 1992-93).
- Since the start of last season, Arsenal have conceded 12 goals from the penalty spot, more than any other Premier League side.
- Sergio Aguero has had a hand in 10 goals in his last five Premier League games (7 goals, 3 assists).
- Petr Cech has saved none of the 13 penalties he has faced with Arsenal in all competitions.
- Gabriel Jesus' rate of a goal every 89.6 minutes in the Premier League is the best record of any player to score 10+ goals in the competition.
I don't want to make it as an excuse for the loss, but its surely robbed the momentum we got after Laca's goal in the second half.. the penalty call was a 50-50 so can't claim much, but the third goal was surely an offside unless the linesman was sleeping... It could have been a great game if refereeing was atleast at normal standards.
MANCHESTER CITY VS ARSENAL
The stats make for daunting reading ahead of our trip to the Etihad to take on Manchester City this Sunday.
The hosts have played 10 Premier League games, won nine, scored 35 goals and conceded just six. On top of that, they have scored 20 goals in their last four home matches, a record that is more than 18 of the 19 clubs in the division have managed in total so far this term.
Many have already anointed Pep Guardiola’s side as champions-elect, even at this early stage, but Arsene Wenger remains confident his side can spring a surprise on the Citizens this weekend. His side must be “prepared to take a risk” he says, and the prospect of two attacking sides going toe-to-toe remains an enticing one.
Can I get back the time wasted watching that dreadful dribbles from Coquelin please?
It was one of the boring game in recent times and it was pathetic... No boss in the midfield to control the game and provide through passes, instead they were just keep passing ball around.. pure lack of creativity throughout the game, maybe Wilshere could have dropped deep to dictate the game but he wish to stay in the oppenent's half, to keep his fitness and avoid any further injuries...
KEY OPTA STATS
- The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 16 games in all competitions at the Emirates (W14 D2), however this was the first time since May that they failed to take all three points (2-2 v Manchester City).
- This was the first 0-0 Arsenal have been involved in at the Emirates since October 2016, when they drew against Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough in the Premier League.
- Arsene Wenger’s side failed to score in a European home game for the first time since February 2016 (0-2 loss v Barcelona in the Champions League).
- Arsenal have not lost any of the nine home games they have played on a Thursday under Arsene Wenger (W8 D1), with the first of those being a 3-0 win v Nantes back in 1999 (UEFA Cup).
- Red STar, meanwhile, are the first Serbian team to keep a clean sheet away from home against English opposition since FK Partizan in August 2003 (1-0 v Newcastle in Champions League qualifying).
- Jack Wilshere made his first start at the Emirates in European competition since August 2014 (1-0 v Besiktas in Champions League qualifying).