Come and keep your comrade warm, I'm back in the U.S.S.R! The Arsenal v CSKA Moscow Gameday thread!

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by And_ROOS, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    watching Ozil play reminds of that time when my 30 year old coach decided to play 5 v 5 in our 8th grade game...
     
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  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh lord, can you convert one more goal PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE?
     
  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I genuinely don't know how we don't have 7.
     
  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ugh, the post keeps Rambo from his deserved hatrick.
     
  5. chjoak

    chjoak Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should have left Laca on to try for his hattrick. Sub Chambers or Holding for Xhaka and go 3-4-3. Tired Laca has a better chance to score than a fresh Welbeck.
     
  6. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Welbz prolly should have buried that, but good positioning by their keeper.
     
  7. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Laca just back from injury.
     
  8. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Fun game to watch but we should be up 7. Hope it doesn't ******** us over next week
     
  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We've given ourselves a good platform for the away leg. But giving up that away goal to them is the reason this tie isn't exactly out of reach for them. We damn well better go to Moscow with a plan to score goals rather than just park the bus for 90 minutes.

    Anyway, VERY good result boys. Onward....
     
  10. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    I don't like those odds.
     
  11. SaratogaGooner

    Nov 23, 2009
    Clifton Park NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We’re through.... CSKA isn’t good, physical, nothing. Whose next? Who do we need to worry about? Can we end up facing Marseille? Is Athletico the only other big dog left?
     
  12. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We can face any team that advances. We should beat everyone except Atletico.
     
  13. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right

    If we get to final ... anything can happen
    But atleti is damn good squad and experienced in Europe... will need some magic...
     
  14. nooshcat

    nooshcat Member

    Jan 3, 2017
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    Offensively Arsenal are beginning to gel with the new men. They were superb tonight. Sanchez is a distant memory - the attack and midfield are more coherent without him.
     
  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One game at a time, one game at a time. ;)
     
  16. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Chim chimney chim chimney chim chim charo

    Who needs Ronaldo

    Ramsey will do

    That goal...... :-D
     
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  17. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    In terms of holy shit the scorpion goal was more impressive but that said, if they were in training and got 10 chances to replicate that goal, im confident that Ramsey could replicate that shot at least 7/10 times where as I think Giroud only hits that 3/10 times max. Ramseys was amazing composure and technical skill.
     
  18. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Great attacking performance last night, could and should have had a few more. I can't see where CSKA have enough to come back from here unless they're hiding some really good players for some unknown reason. They will be obliged to go for it in the home leg and an early goal for us on the counter will absolutely kill the tie.

    Ramsey's second :inlove:

    Hopefully Lacazette will get another run-out as sub on Sunday to get him a bit fitter, he was flagging a little before he was taken off.

    A maximum of 11 games from here until the end of the season, I expect minimal unenforced changes to the line-up (bar Aubameyang playing in the league matches) to keep the confidence high for the Europa League ties.

    If only someone could calm our centre backs down, Mustafi hooking the ball back into the danger area when it was easier to kick it away from goal and Koscielny compounding that mistake by barrelling into their player to give away the free-kick was the height of stupidity last night. Kick it out for a throw in the first place and we'd probably have kept a clean sheet as well.

    COYG!!!
     
  19. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed. Pretty much every game I'm talking to the defenders on my TV to just get it out for chrissake. BUT that's generally Quixotic of me, in that the Arsenal Way of late (and many other top teams as well) is to calmly play the ball out of defense, on the floor, which increases your chance of possession. But of course, if you're not perfect in doing that every time, you've increased your chances of turnover in a super dangerous location. I'm admittedly old school about this issue. Sounds like you are too.
     
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  21. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    @And_ROOS , you're up. No ball tampering excuse this time :p
     
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  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Most definitely old school. I'll be playing left-back today and I will definitely be booting out for a throw if I find myself in that position!

    Seriously though, I don't mind the players trying to play out from the back, as they are obviously all very skilled professionals, but he wasn't even doing that. He hooked it back over his shoulder into the middle of our penalty area. There is no excuse for that, that kind of thing and diving into challenges all the time just suggests that Mustafi panics too much under pressure, not a trait you want to see in any of your players at the top level, let alone one in such a crucial position as centre back.
     
  24. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Ramsey needs to play in the centre of the three attacking midfielders behind the striker, not as one of the two deeper central midfielders. Do that and you maximise his strengths which is making runs into the box. He'd score a shed-load of goals from that position. In his current position get a proper defensive midfielder, a quick, nimble, tackler who lives for breaking up the play a la Makalele, Kante, Gilberto, Fernandinho etc. They are out there! That would go a long way to shoring up the defence. One good buy and one positional switch sorts out a good portion of the problems in this team imho.
     
  25. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You have been listening to arseblog podcast
     

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