PBP: Arsenal FC vs Stade Rennais FC (14/3/2019)

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  1. GunnerJacket

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    EL R16, Second leg: Arsenal FC (1) vs Stade Rennais FC (3)
    Emirates Stadium, London
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    4:00 PM EST
    BR Live


    ‘My regrets are not for myself but for unhappy France! With twenty thousand men less than I had we ought to have won the battle of Waterloo. But it was Fate that made me lose it.’
    Napoleon Bonaparte
    -

    The return leg of a Europa League tie with French muggles Stade Rennais takes place this week as the Gunners look to keep the momentum from Sunday's special victory. The 2-0 win over Manchester United may not have been beautiful but it was a gritty 3 points earned and taken that has left Arsenal not only just 1 point from 3rd in the Premiership table but also full of renewed belief. For Arsenal their fate is now back in their own hands.

    First job is undoing the inglorious mistake that was last week's fixture wherein a few moments of dumbassery, spiced with a little hubris, left the Gunners facing a 2 goal deficit. The good news is this isn't insurmountable, provided, of course, Arsenal sharpen their focus and look more like the team that played Tottenham and Man U rather than folded omelette that showed up across the channel. The bad news is the job is made trickier due to the suspensions of two key players in Lacazette and Sokratis. Yes, Gooners, we will likely have to face another Mustafi performance.

    Will the home ground advantage endow a possible shutout of a mid-table Ligue 1 side or will Arsenal need to contrive 3-4 goals to advance? Will Ramsey and/or Ozil make another start? Will Idris Elba provide guest color commentary?!

    C'mon you Gunners!
     
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  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    This match is on Galavision en espanol. That's how I'll be watching!
     
  3. mark_ward

    mark_ward New Member

    Arsenal
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    Mar 11, 2019
    2- 0 for the Gunners
     
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  4. chjoak

    chjoak Member

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    Looks like UEFA reduced Laca's suspension by 1 game so he will be available for the 2nd leg. Would like to see us run a 2 ST formation. Think it is our best bet to get 2+ goals.
     
  5. mark_ward

    mark_ward New Member

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    Mar 11, 2019
    the current gaffer is scared of starting with an attacking formation
     
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  6. NorthBank

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    Welcome to the board. And +1 for your avatar. He was a past fave of mine too.

    However I think that perhaps the last match might indicate slightly otherwise. Who of us would've dreamed he'd start Laca, Auba, Ozil & Ramsey in the same XI? Plus, it's basically dictated that we have to attack bigtime in this match.

    And now with that unexpected good news about Laca's suspension being shortened (maybe UEFA's trying to throw us a bone, given how Rennes was given an extra week rest before leg 1), then I could see Emery being tempted to play a similar line-up... maybe with 2 rotations? (I'm wondering about Mkhi/Torreira coming back in and Ozil getting a rest... also not sure how many mins Auba has in his legs)
     
  7. mark_ward

    mark_ward New Member

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    oops meant NOT scared
     
  8. MilesW

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    I think it would make sense to start Lacazette and bring auba on as a sub with 30-40 minutes left. Rennais will probably look to defend, so aubas speed against tired legs could be useful.
     
  9. chjoak

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    I tend to prefer the look of our offense with 2 ST this season but I do agree that this has been an effective strategy as well.
     
  10. Shen-O

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    Taking off work early screw it

    Kill!
     
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  11. NorthBank

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    Now that's an appropriate move! :D

    Makes me think I should pay a visit to my local pub for this one? Assuming that they have B/R Live streaming???

    I almost went down there for the United match Sunday, but I didn't... partly because I've been burned one too many times before. Too many memories of defeat/deflation at the hands of those bastards. Oh well...

    decisions, decisions!
     
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  12. ArsenalMetro

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    This inspired me to do the same. To the bar I go.
     
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  13. mark_ward

    mark_ward New Member

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    Mar 11, 2019
    well Sir, if you staying away means a 2-0 win for the Arsenal its the least you can go. Take one for the team
     
  14. glennaldo_sf

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    I still think Arsenal can turn this around... 1 goal and the floodgates will open... when it Rennes, it pours...
     
  15. chjoak

    chjoak Member

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    Hearing that we are making 2 switches from the lineup vs ManU...

    Mustafi for Sokratis
    Cech for Leno
     
  16. NorthBank

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    #16 NorthBank, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:32 PM
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019 at 3:39 PM
    If only it were that simple! We've won when I go to the pub.... we've lost when I go to the pub. Sadly there's no real correlation.

    Edit: My pub won't do B/R Live only Galavision stream. So I'll stay home and do that stream myself while I have various websites to look at simultaneously. I'll save the pub for our next big match! ;)
     
  17. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    *finds himself handcuffed to desk*

    Damn. Well then, kill!
     
  18. NorthBank

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    His XI is pretty much as expected...

    Arsenal

    • 1 Cech
    • 20 Mustafi
    • 6 Koscielny
    • 18 Monreal
    • 15 Maitland-Niles
    • 8 Ramsey
    • 34 Xhaka
    • 31 Kolasinac
    • 10 Özil
    • 9 Lacazette
    • 14 Aubameyang
    Substitutes
    • 7 Mkhitaryan
    • 11 Torreira
    • 17 Iwobi
    • 19 Leno
    • 22 D Suárez
    • 29 Guendouzi
    • 49 Nketiah
     
  19. ArsenalMetro

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    I only get Galavision in standard def at home, which is brutal.

    The bar was going to stream B/R Live, but in a total shocker, the stream was shit. Espanol it is.
     
  20. NorthBank

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  21. Pauncho

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  22. NorthBank

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  23. mebeSajid

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  24. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    Indeed. Boys can do this.
     
  25. NorthBank

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    I love it when we play this way. Especially at the start. Total abandon. Just no injuries please!
     

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