FA Cup Final - Arsenal v. Chelsea, Saturday May 27, 2017 1730 GMT

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by mebeSajid, May 23, 2017.

  1. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Small note: Does anyone else wish they'd do this presentation on the pitch?
     
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  2. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Surprised John Terry doesn't try and get up on the podium to lift the cup, too....
     
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  3. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Yes.
     
  4. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    All right. I'm happy. Time to be productive today.
     
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  5. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wonderful and deserved result. Really sweet way to end an otherwise deflating season.
     
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  6. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Defense could have been a little bit better, but this was a great attacking performance against the best team in the league.

     
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  7. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Can't judge a formation or a player on one game, but playing a back three really takes advantages of Mertesacker's strengths and minimizes his weaknesses.
     
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  8. kanonier

    kanonier Member+

    Nov 7, 2005
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    xG only 2.5 for us that game? Insane.
     
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  9. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    A lot of contested goalmouth action, and it probably doesn't include wasted possessions (like Elneny at the end).
     
  10. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast New Member

    The Arsenal
    May 25, 2017
    Deep Creek, Virginia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well that was quite lovely. Well done lads. Great to see some positivity around Wembley too.


    No fjords!
     
  11. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most of the season wasn't fun. But i'm pretty bummed to not have Arsenal to watch for a while.
     
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  12. DIMITAR BERBATOV!

    Aug 2, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wooo, great game. The boys came out on fire and brought great spirit/passion/intensity. Although the first goal was a bit dodgy, we should've been up by 2 or 3 at halftime. There was a lull around the 45-55 minute mark where I started to feel like Chelsea were going to seize control of the game, but we did enough and Moses gave us a big assist.

    This is a game that honestly could've gone the other way very easily (if Pedro buries that shot or if Costa scores from point blank on Ospina), but I think we deserved to win overall and it's a feather in the cap of the manager and players.
     
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  13. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Well done, magician of Magrathea.
     
  14. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
     
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  15. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    She wore a yellow ribbon
     
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  16. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    He was awesome
     
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  17. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Chelsea seemed to get caught flatfooted by a high octane start

    Welstroz had a big game - showed why SAF trusted him - trouble is he just cannot score.

    But he really lead the defensive effort from the front and was a constant outlet.

    If Arsenal had a player like Costa it would make such a huge difference
     
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  18. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

    Feb 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    WE WERE ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. EVERYONE WAS ********ING TOP DRAWER. I LOVE ALL OF YOU CUNTS. GET IN IM ABSOLUTELY SAUCED AND I LOVE IT.
     
  19. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes. But 100 years of wembley tradition says no way.
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Disagree. Our defense was GREAT today. The back 3 was solid and consistent. Per was exactly how I expected/hoped he'd be.
     
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  21. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    .... I just came back from getting gas over at Chimacum Chevron after getting a couple of drinks at the local Safeway on the way there for myself and Alice, donned in my Arsenal best (Red & White), and after exiting the store, I was jubilantly singing this:

    (c'mon everybody join in!!!)

    "........and we are ARSENAL
    ARSENAL FC
    we're by far The Greatest Team
    the world has ever seen!!!"


    it was like none of these goddamn people here in Port Townsend know who the hell Arsenal are, c'mon!!!

    It always seems like it that the ONLY goddamn trophy we know how to win is The FA Cup, we did it!!! BTW, I have some screen shots of us hoisting the Cup while the confetti (appropriately red & white confetti at that!) showers down on us, I will post it up here later on.

    ....and at least nobody dropped the lid in the process of hoisting the mug, unlike the last two times we did (2014 & 2015).

    Arsene Wenger is now the all-time leader in FA Cups won by a manager, how about THAT!!!
    (a record 7 times - 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, and now 2017)
     
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  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well said. Couldn't agree more.
     
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  23. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought the BFG was gonna be a little bit rusty after just recovering from knee surgery but god damn it I was quite impressed by his play today, we should have a back 3 on some occasions next season, it proved to be quite effective, and definitely bailed us out more than a few times in the later stretch of the season.
     
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  24. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Bfg as the central cb in a 3 man backbone works well especially with 2 mobile cbs with him
     
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  25. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I agree

    However Costa and Pedro did have two great chances.
     
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