Chelski v. The Arsenal, Tuesday January 21 2020 2015 GMT

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  1. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Weird start time for this one.

    TV: NBCSN
    Time: 3:15 PM ET/2:15 PM CT/7:15 AM for that one dude in Australia

    Hide your belongings for this one: we're playing a team managed by Frank Lampard. Open question as to how the refs will screw us over for this one.
     
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  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's hoping we fare better against Chelski than our ladies did the other day.

    I heard a brief clip of Arteta saying this match is "must win" if we want to try to qualify for CL. Did he really say that??? The odds makers have us a distinct underdog, even with Lampard's poor form of late.

    Still, I share the sentiment that if we lose this one it just feels like a continued slide down the table. Also, Arteta really needs some sort of convincing result: draw at least, win ideally.
     
  3. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We aren’t making top 4. It’s a must win for EL next season though.
     
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  4. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I kinda don’t care about el

    maybe we can do a Leicester without it and the right transfers?
     
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  5. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    EL is the worst
    I'd rather keep Emery for another year
    Keep us out of it, at all costs
     
  6. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Working from home this afternoon, so should be able to catch good chunks of today's match. Currently feels like another draw, unfortunately. 2-2
     
  7. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I have a feeling we blitz them
     
  8. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who are you and what have you done with bigman?
     
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  9. Walia Ibex

    Walia Ibex Member

    Arsenal
    Ethiopia
    Oct 2, 2019
    I always love the London Derby vs Chelski but not having high hopes for this one. They are the better team in nearly all positions a draw would be a big relief.
     
  10. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Classic enigma match - Tough to call because both teams rarely display consistent form and you could easily see either side laying an egg. Would obviously feel better if PEA was even an option.

    Confident Arteta will respond better in seeing Chelski a 2nd time, but not sure the lads can execute. Especially if they're depending on Mustafi. Would happily accept a draw.
     
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  11. Walia Ibex

    Walia Ibex Member

    Arsenal
    Ethiopia
    Oct 2, 2019
    I don't like the 4-2-3-1. Not really modern. The only position straight up where we are better is Martinelli over CHO and Leno over Kepa. Rather go 4-3-3 but we don't have the players to play like that yet.

    Why Bellerin over AMN? Why not Holding over Mustafi assume he is still recovering..COYG!
     
  12. Walia Ibex

    Walia Ibex Member

    Arsenal
    Ethiopia
    Oct 2, 2019
    #12 Walia Ibex, Jan 21, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2020
    Lineup

    Bellerin is captain, Laca leading the line Mustafi at CB!
     

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  13. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Cautiously optimistic about the first half.
     
  14. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I like Hector as captain, pretty cool.

    Without EL we lose like 40m that would be going directly to transfers so idk
     
  15. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we all are...but on current form it's the second half that will concern all of us far more
     
  16. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Think Mustafi's got a fcuk up in him today lol
     
  17. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great work by the team to push Chelski all the way back to Kepa from a Corner, then Martinelli closes down Kepa and gets a deflection to Pepe on the wing. Pepe plays a through ball that is deflected for a Corner.

    Great energy to start.
     
  18. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mustafi takes one from close range straight to the Jewels. Stoppage in play. Makes me even more nervous about him.
     
  19. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Saka getting destroyed down the left.
     
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  20. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    This has been a pretty bad first spell
     
  21. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We really should be 1-0 down.
     
  22. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Saka been doodoo
     
  23. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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  24. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My stream on Hulu LiveTV went down for ~5 mins. Sounds like that was an unexpected blessing.

    Let's step up lads...
     
  25. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I thought they changed that rule for straight reds and penalties?
     

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