Finally, as if it’s not bad enough that we had to watch them idiots conspire to beat Villa in the most annoying way possible, we are here today to kick off our Premier League season.
Robbed of the silky skills of Ozil today due to some late night incidents (which is abhorrent by the way), I expect to see a midfield three of Xhaka, Guendouzi and Ceballos. I’m expecting Dani to be given licence to roam ala Ozil, but his starting position being deeper than the mercurial German.
I’m hoping for a second half introduction for Pepe, so we can see what he’s about but other than that, I can see us lining up like I suggested on Friday. Would be good to see Nelson get some minutes too, having Pepe and Nelson running at the Newcastle defence would be something to see. Especially if Aubameyang is still there to terrorise with his pace.
Lots to see and hope for today. Full debut for Luiz I expect, especially with Mustafi being told to leave by Emery. Time to go old son, thanks for the memories.
Let’s have a great day Gooners, this is the beginning of something huge, let’s embrace it and kick some Magpie arse.
Til later Gooners, see you on Twitter @wigangman