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

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by GunnerJacket, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    FT: 3-0

    Well, Rennais can't say they didn't have opportunities.
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True. If they knew how to stay onside and then finish, they'd probably have one the tie. But that's a big IF.
     
  3. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I only have 2 complaints from this match really:

    1) We should've put them away more emphatically, especially after we scored 2 quick goals. We definitely coulda/shoulda done this. We gambled with fire and won... but just.

    2) We picked up 4 yellows, which shows a lack of discipline which could become a factor. At least one of those coulda been a red. And Laca was lucky not to get a 2nd yellow late on.

    And what's the yellow card accumulation rule at this stage? Or do we not have to worry because they get wiped after the next round??
     
  4. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    So your final eight:

    Arsenal
    Chelsea
    Napoli
    Valencia
    Frankfurt
    Slavia Prague
    Benfica
    Villareal

    So, where to next?
     
  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dunno. Just ready to follow you on to victory... oh fearless leader!
     
  6. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did Ozil totally give up on the play that led to second goal?
     
  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yup sure did. Luckily Ainsley was still switched on!
     
  8. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The QF draw is tomorrow 8am ET I believe.
     
  9. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    **crosses fingers**

    Eintracht.

    please, please, please.
     
  10. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Slavia Prague please, and my wife to let me go to the away leg!
     
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  11. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Come on Chelsea
     
  12. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would be a great trip
     
  13. mark_ward

    mark_ward New Member

    Arsenal
    England
    Mar 11, 2019
    prague is great drinking town
     
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  14. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Napoli. Home leg first.
     
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  15. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    It's a great everything town!
     
  16. The Foo Fighter

    The Foo Fighter Member+

    Mar 15, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Napoli and then a trip to Spain in the semis if we make it.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea get a cupcake walk to the final comparatively.
     
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  17. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Napoli are the Spurs of Italy, except even weaker mentally.

    I don't like them reversing the fixtures tho.
     
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  18. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Then we have to use that to our advantage and make the first leg a dominant win and take the spirit out of them before they get to host. Aim for a 3-0 win and then get an away goal to kill the tie. Arsenal do have that potential.

    Meanwhile the Spanish clubs are enigmatic in their form and neither in particular frightens me. Should Arsenal manage to pass Napoli I think they'll feel confident against either potential SF opponent.

    So Napoli it is. Let's do this!
     
  19. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If the planets align, this sets up a Semi against Santi Cazorla, and a Final against Olivier Giroud.

    Wouldn't those 2 gents have a little something to prove, huh?

    But I'm getting WAY ahead of myself. :D
     
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  20. wanye_stirrear

    wanye_stirrear Member+

    Sep 19, 2002
    Maryland
    Napoli: Beautiful city with horrible people. I hope our away fans will be okay.
     
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  21. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't forget the newly-acquired Christian Pulisic in blue in that Final, I want an all-English final, Arsenal v Chel$ki (can you say $70M for The Wonderkid from Hershey, PA)
     
  22. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We will be, nothing makes a Gooner feel more at home, even on the road, like a big win with maybe a couple of away goals to seal us our second straight trip to the UEL semi-finals!!!
     
  23. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not this year. Pulisic is being "loaned" to Dortmund for the remainder of this season.
     
  24. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    ok, it doesn't deserve its own thread, and the tickets & travel portion of the forum isn't exactly hopping, so I'll just ask this here.

    what are the odds of the first leg v Napoli going on general sale? er … asking for a friend.
     
  25. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ....and then, with the assumption that Eden Hazard is leaving Chel$ki that Christian Pulisic will rightfully get the #10 shirt just like he currently wears for the USMNT. OH BOY!!! I hope Stan Kroenke is ready with his checkbook to load up for a possible TITLE RUN next season, I expect the summer transfer window to be a plenty busy one for both him and Unai Emery to make sure Unai's Red Army will be ALL-GO for an all-or-nothing run.

    Besides, if Stan Kroenke can load (and reload) the LA Rams (old-skool LOS ANGELES Raiders fan since 1982 speaking) for another crack at the Super Bowl, with guys like QB Jared Goff and RB Todd Gurley, then he can put some more in for the Arsenal much like he did last year when we signed Laca and Auba (and look at what they've done for us), we need a suitable replacement supersub for Aaron Ramsey since he's going to Juventus next year and we need one BIG-TIME!!!, maybe Matt Guendouzi can fill that role someday, who knows. We also need another stud in the back line like Socrates has been (surprisingly) for us this season, as long as he doesn't make any mental mistakes he could very well become the next Sol Campbell (BIG-STRETCH there but a hunch I am willing to play if I was Unai Emery!!!). Someone who can cancel out guys like Harry Kane, Christian Pulisic, Wilfred Zaha and the Liverpool "Big-3" (Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino) is an absolute must this summer transfer window.

    ....and another thing, PLAY OZIL MORE next season before he starts getting bad vibes and wants to leave, why do you think we paid so much for him in 2013... He is an absolute stud in the midfield!!! I hope that he isn't in Unai Emery's doghouse, we need a playmaker like him and guys like Mesut Ozil just are irreplaceable, PLAY HIM UNAI!!!
     

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