The Arsenal vs. Atletico Madrid | 3 May 2018

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by Tonerl, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Europa League Semifinal
    Leg Two

    1-1 Aggregate

    Kickoff from the Wanda will take place at 8:05PM BST, 3:05PM EDT and 9:05AM HST.

    The first leg ended badly, but we showed we can create chances against Atletico even when it was 11 v 11. So let's do it again.

    Up the Arsenal.​
     
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  2. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    1-1 we lose in extra time :(
     
  3. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Would be a fitting epitaph to the late Wenger era.
     
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  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mavropanos for Mustafi? ;)

    Probably he's not properly registered anyway.
     
  5. Romfordray

    Romfordray Member+

    Oct 24, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This game is built for Ozil to shine. If he does, we win. If he does not, we lose. This assumes our defense actually can hold on. Fkk it...I am calling a balls to the wall win!
     
  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #6 NorthBank, May 1, 2018
    Last edited: May 1, 2018
    I have no idea what you base this on. Is Ozil a master at breaking down well-organized packed defenses? I didn't notice him doing that last time, although TBF he was just back from the flu. But regardless if us winning this game depends on Ozil having a bestie, then I'm sorry but that doesn't make me feel so optimistic.

    Edit: Actually when I think about it, I think that most of our players will have to have besties and we may have to get some more luck from the refs, for us to advance. Given that they scored an away goal, their game plan probably relies pretty heavily on keep us out of their net. So our attackers, including Ozil, will have to be much more potent than we've been of late. If we score one, and it's 1-0 or 1-1 then all bets are off. But our defense absolutely has to keep them from scoring more than 1. So we need a complete team performance to have a chance. And I have NO IDEA whether we can get that, but if I were a betting man...
     
  7. SaratogaGooner

    Nov 23, 2009
    Clifton Park NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We won't score and they'll score two rather easily. Costa will egg Granite (or Jack) into at least one yellow, probably two. We'll dick around with the ball playing sideways and backwards until the 85th minute when we will actually go forward in desperation and come up short. Sound familiar. An appropriate end to the Wenger era of recent years.
     
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  8. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who the F.... is this "Ozil" you speak of??

    I hope he shows up and does what you say, cuz I forgot all about that dude . . . .
     
  9. Romfordray

    Romfordray Member+

    Oct 24, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only way we see us scoring is with a 20 yard transition pass from wide areas on the ground or an angled cut back from endline....both are Mesut specialties.
     
  10. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    May 10, 2006
    Beavercreek, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not this Özil argument again... :rolleyes:
     
  11. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    We are winning this. 100%.

    Now, we will probably lose the final.

    But we are winning this. 2-1 to the Arsenal!
     
  12. SaratogaGooner

    Nov 23, 2009
    Clifton Park NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    11 posts (counting the thread starter) the night before a pretty epic match. That about says it all. I personally can't wait for the reset button on Arsenal to be pressed.
     
  13. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    #13 NorthBank, May 2, 2018
    Last edited: May 2, 2018
    Tomorrow is basically a final. Except one in which we HAVE to score at least one goal. And one that we play at the home team's ground.

    Possible? Yes.
    Likely? No.

    P.s. News is Costa starts. As will Ospina. Hmm...
     
  14. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Oh, what the hell. Let's try it on for the last time.

     
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  15. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm ready to be disappointed.
     
  16. total_football

    total_football Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Athleti have given up like 3 goals at home, It will take creative dribblers who can beat their man and, get the Defense out of shape, find players who make incisive runs into the box , like Ramsey or Miki..

    Bench Mustafi for good. Iwobi adds NOTHING to the frward lime , thankfully Miki will be back .

    Just hope Costa doesn’t Drogba us
     
  17. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's got jinx written all over it in so many ways I can't begin to count. ;)
     
  18. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    That's what she said.
     
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  19. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey guys, just checked Arsenal.com and found out we (and I) are wearing these tonight!!! COYF'n'G!!!! The Road To Lyon begins NOW!!!

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    Either a score draw (1-1 or better, that result would send us to extra time) or an outright win sends us there!!! LET'S DO THIS!!!
     
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  20. Rewinder

    Rewinder Member+

    Jun 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    To whatever end.
     
  21. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #21 NorthBank, May 3, 2018
    Last edited: May 3, 2018
    The usual suspects in our XI except:
    Ospina, Welbeck & Wilshere IN.
    Mkhi ON BENCH. :(
     
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  22. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Boy I wish we had Santi Cazorla either on the bench or in our Starting XI soon.
     
  23. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Need a goal? Start Welbeck!

    I can't wait for this ********ing season to be over.
     
  24. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dream on. Sadly.

    Off to the pub again. With better luck this time??????
     
  25. IAH-Gooner

    IAH-Gooner Member

    Dec 12, 2014
    Houston
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m at Rojos in Birmingham, Alabama for this one for work.

    Now that I’m here, I think we have a chance.
     

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