Chelsea vs Arsenal (EPL) 12 May 2021

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by NorthBank, May 10, 2021.

  1. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whoa! Leno saves it onto the bar, then Giroud volleys it back off the bar. Yikes!!!

    +6mins... can we possibly hold them off that long???
     
  2. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    How did they not score there???
     
  3. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Leno made a mess of that"

    Really? Looked like he saved our ass to me.

    This commentator really is shit
     
  4. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Omg partey, just dribble to the corner lol
     
  5. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Have some shame, Thomas. :ROFLMAO:
     
  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FT... Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal... Holy Heck Batman!

    I guess Arteta thought this WAS a cup final. He sure played it like one.

    Plus lady luck was definitely on our side tonight.

    And woohoo! we’re up to 8th place, at least temporarily.

    Just stay away from 7th place please (Europa Conference League)

    Small smile on my face.

    Onward...
     
  7. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    Kansas City
    Never in doubt
     
  8. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You might look at the overall statistics and think Chelsea bossed the game and arsenal were lucky not to lose. But were we not the better team in the second half? I think so and Chelsea looked so poor to me.
     
  9. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Tough loss guys, but lots to take heart from. Had a ton of the ball, had a ton of chances, and if it wasn't for a howler we'd have probably won it.
     
  10. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    This was one of the dumbest games I've ever watched.

    I absolutely loved it.
     
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  11. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ESR about to be interviewed? MOTM perhaps
     
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  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice being with you guys today. Good to see some of us still care. ;)
     
  13. Rewinder

    Rewinder Member+

    Jun 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I feel like we have been in the reverse situation of this game far too many times, so we were bound to have one go our way eventually.
     
  14. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First time we've done the double over Chelsea since 2004
     
  15. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Watching the replay on the post-game, it looks like Leno's right knee gave out a little bit when he planted to backpedal, so he couldn't get his momentum going, nor the height he normally would on his jump, and barely got the side of his palm on the header.

    I think that he comfortably pushes it over the bar 99% of the time.
     
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  16. Pauncho

    Pauncho Member+

    Mar 2, 1999
    Bexley, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Remember the bad old days of 'Arsenal played the football, but Chelsea got the goals?' Payback!
     
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  17. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    Arsenal
    May 10, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Two thoughts:

    1. El oh el

    2. This reminded me a lot of the win over Liverpool in a similarly consequence-free game last season.
     
  18. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    This may have been answered, did the ref play advantage from the errant back pass? Technically Kepa handled a back pass so it should be an indirect FK from where he touched it right? If Arsenal hadn’t scored and that was called that would’ve been insane, it was like on the goal line!
     
  19. Tonerl

    Tonerl Member+

    Arsenal
    May 10, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If it happens inside the six yard box, the ifk is taken from the six yard line.

    He must’ve been playing advantage (or, more likely wasn’t thinking about it yet), because Kepa would have to be sent off if he wasn’t.
     
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  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I got the impression that the ref kind of missed the fact that it was a backpass. I know I did. I was so distracted by the fact that Kepa had to scramble to keep it out, I lost sight of what caused that in the first place.

    Or it could be that the refs did some kind of quick judgmental calculus that allowing us to play on and score was more to our advantage overall than sending off Kepa and giving us an indirect FK in front of goal would've been.

    Someone did some quick research at the time (higher up in this thread) which showed that those 2 options were pretty even in probability of us scoring.

    Thing is once we scored that goal, it was a bird in the hand, and it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to chalk that off, so as to spin the roulette wheel again. Either Andre Mariner or Mikel Arteta.

    Luckily in the end it all worked out. And it turned out to be the decisive moment in the game, which we can say we actually capitalized on with positive skill & composure. Better than if we'd won the game by some random PK from minor contact in the box.

    But in the end, this match was one of those in which all the planets aligned for us. Nice to see that can still go our way from time to time. And we managed not to negate it by shooting ourselves in the foot, which we're more than capable of doing. (Mari almost became that scapegoat, but Havertz completely flubbed that one-on-one gift)

    And the result of this match is going to make the run-in that much more interesting, not just for us, but for the 3-4 other clubs who are vying for the last 2 spots for UCL.
     
  21. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Smash. And. Grab. Hilarious.

    :p
     
  22. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    thank you. was about to come ask about that. i personally missed it in the jubilation of us scoring before being reminded of it by a comment on twitter.

    it'd be handling a backpass, right? does prevention of goal scoring opportunity come into it at all? also, you could play advantage and still come back and give the card.
     
  23. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Huh. Not nearly as bad as I feared.

     
  24. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    #99 daedalus, May 12, 2021
    Last edited: May 12, 2021
    without checking, i don't think so. i wanna say he was at just about 80 after the first 4 years but was essentially frozen out at the end.

    EDIT:

    holy shit. i was dead wrong.

    73 league goals in 180 appearances. 16 goals in 38 appearances in europe. 13 goals in 23 appearances in national cup (FA cup). 2 goals in 9 league cup appearances. and 1 goal in 3 community shield games.
     
  25. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As you know I'm not an xG maven, but how do you square this with what we watched?

    They had complete shot dominance over us: 19(5) v 5(2). They hit the bar twice in a 15 second span late in the game. Havertz had a "sure goal" one-on-one early on. Wouldn't those 2 (at least) have brought their xG up higher? Not to mention whatever other chances they had in between, which aren't coming to mind right now.
     

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