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  1. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin
    20/02/2018

    For Our Last 32 Teams 2nd Leg Europa League Cup Match Against Ostersunds On Thursday Night At The Ems, These Are My 3-2-4-1 Arsenal Tea,m Starters And 7 Gunners Bench For the Match As Per The Below:

    Macey
    Chambers Mertesacker Holding
    Nelson Kolasinac
    Wilshere Elnney Willock Iwobi
    Welbeck.

    Bench:
    Ospina Mavropanos Maitland-Niles Sheaf Xhaka Dragomir Nketiah.

  2. jjgsol
    20/02/2018

    can someone remind me please in what way the UK taxpayers contributed to the Mna$ity new ground?

  3. knobby
    20/02/2018

    The Etihad is the old commonwealth stadium that was paid for by taxpayers and is rented by Man Citeh although they paid towards the new stand filling in the horseshoe shape.

  4. JimB
    20/02/2018

    While City obviously did derive a huge benefit from having taken residence at the City of Manchester stadium, it was at least a fair and relatively transparent deal.

    For starters, as part of the deal, the local council received Man City’s real estate at Maine Road which was subsequently developed for housing. Secondly, City paid for the conversion of the new stadium from athletics to football – digging down and building the lower tier and also building the one end that had not been built for the Commonwealth Games. Thirdly, City pay a rent of something like £3-4m per annum. Fourthly, City pay all maintenance costs, policing and stewarding. Lastly, City (or rather their owners) paid for the the most recent expansion and will pay for any further expansion.

    Compare and contrast to West Ham. They kept the proceeds from the sale of Upton Park to pay off club debts. They contributed a paltry £15m (if memory serves) towards the excessive £240m conversion costs. They pay a low rent of just £2.5m per annum for a far bigger stadium. They pay no maintenance, stewarding or policing costs. The only way in which they lose out is by only taking a small share of the naming rights deal (if and when one is eventually agreed) and nothing from catering concessions – small fry in the grand scheme of things. All of which is further tainted by the scandalous lack of transparency for the whole process (from bidding to negotiating the terms of the tenancy).

  5. JimB
    20/02/2018

    ……Should have said that City paid *half* the conversion costs from athletics to football.

  6. CorporateMan
    20/02/2018

    Just wondering, Untold. Assuming at the end of the season,

    i. The Pl table is as it is today with Man City as champions
    ii. Spurs win the Champions League
    iii. Arsenal are Europa League winners.

    What happens?
    Will the PL have six teams in the 2018/19 Champions League?
    Dying to know please.

    • Tony Attwood
      21/02/2018

      As far as I know Corporate it will be five, but its not something I have ever looked up.

  7. Ferg
    21/02/2018

    Spurs to win something? Corporate you make an Ass out of u and me.

  8. Brickfields Gunners
    21/02/2018

    If the fifth (or lower )placed team in the EPL wins the CL,they would automatically kick out the forth placed team.
    So who would you like to see affected by this fun scenario ?

  9. Josif
    21/02/2018

    @Brickfields

    If I would have to pick…

    Man City to win the league (which is, pretty much, wrapped up),

    Arsenal to win Europa League (if someone else kicks out Atletico before the final, it’s quite possible),

    Liverpool to win Champions League and finish fifth (not very realistic given they are arguably the second best team in Premier League while the European result is also difficult to get with their awful defending but they can outscore opponents via Salah-Firmino-Mane, the most prolific trio in Europe with 61 goals in all competitions),

    Spurs to finish fourth.

  10. Richard
    21/02/2018

    For me it’s obvious we will play players that are not in contention for Sunday or cup tied for Sunday. Nketiah should be given a start maybe have a more of counter attack mindset as osterunds will have to attack to get anything out of the game and then hit on the break hard and fast.

  11. Dwain Kaye
    21/02/2018

    I forgot about Mikhi being cup tied. And if Ramsey is short, should be Elneny and Jack, but we need to play minimum 3 in midfield or we will he torn open.

    We also need pace to counter, without it we wil be allowed to contain them, so they can’t counter a mistake.

    Mistake is what you on get if Xhaka starts. So we either play Ozil advanced of a midfielder 3, with Auba top Mikhi left, which is his best statistically posisiton other than AMC since arriving in U.K.

    Which means he has to blood a youngster for the weekend.

    Given all of this. I. Be tempted to identify who I should capable. And also I think textbook and pace I should preferable to game management.

    Niles has to go left and Bellerin right.

    If you have those I’d prefer Monreal to Mustarfi, who I said perpetually looking on the limit lately, no matter the opposition.

    If not then Chambers, deploying Nacho in the second half to add stability and composure. Unless we deploy Nacho at LWF and Mikhi RWF. That isn’t very secure and industrious.

    We don’t need both wingersnto beat their man, just to make the 100% correct pass when opportunity knocks.

    Xhaka again, just not now.

    However I would probably play Nacho as part of central pairing, hia understanding of LB will cover Niles. An drew Koscielny knows what to do, provided his partner isn’t cutting himself out of the game, or getting him doubled up on.

    Which would give me that opportunity to release Nelson on the right, and o think that boy just has a footballing brain, a lot of class, an extremely good weights of pass and pace to burn. This could well be his and Nketiah’s game to win. Because I think they both could prove pivotal.

    City break quickly and De Bruyne puts it all togetherness in his new deeper role. Elneny to martial that man. Jack keeps Fernandinho honest amf Ozil probes Gundagan.

    Without two wing forwards. To press the full backs we get pinned in. 3-4-2-1 will not work, nothing without protection on the flanks and offence on the flanks will work.

    So my preference remains: adjusted:

    Ospina
    Bellerin
    Koscielny
    Monreal
    Niles
    Elneny
    Wilshere
    Nketoah
    Ozil
    Nelson
    Aubameyang

    Macey
    Chambers
    Kolasinac
    Willock
    Xhaka
    Welbeck
    Ramsey*

    I think it is important to stres to those playing on Thursday, that matchsay places are up for grabs.

    Macey should start on Thursday, it’s probably his last real prospect at a game. If we can’t stop then Swiss scoring 4 we have a problem, that’s without reply.

    I’d go back 3 for protection but play a front 3 also for width and freedom with Mikhitaryan in behind a front two.

    Macey
    Holding
    Mertersacher
    Mavrapanos
    Chambers
    Kolasinac
    Xhaka
    Willock
    Mikhi
    Nketiah
    Welbeck

    Note: Nelson doesn’t start. And I’d leave Ozil, Aubameyang, Koscielny, Monreal, Ospina, and the rest I selected at home and explore deeper the U23’s

    From us you get no respect. Plus lets see how much Danny and Eddie want it. Shoot out, or is it, Messi an drew Suarez 26 assists apiece for one another. Danny can’t play alone.

  12. Dwain Kaye
    21/02/2018

    City didn’t pay for Manchester infrastructure because the tax payers money wasn’t appropriated for expenditure misuse. The country that owns them, who are about to float their oils as a public stock, given supply will outstrip demand soon.

    They put the city and the government in their pockets, by plugging a gap created bubble mismanagement of tax payer finances.

    There is little difference with the Wet Ham deal, if I find your trip to the sweet shop openly from my piggy bank. Nobody has to be any the wiser I’m taking your Console playing time in return. Although once the transaction is complete, and you are eating the sweets, I may increase the value of those sweets given that you can’t tell the rents. I funded the trip as young had already misused your allowance.

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