The Arsenal vs. FC Porto, UEFA Champions League Round of Sixteen First Leg, 21 February 2024

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  1. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    holy shit. nice strike, but that shouldn't have happened. naively gave the ball away 3 times in like 30 seconds
     
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  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HOLY SHIT! You have to just respect that. Porto deserves 1-0.
     
  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Mentality midgets, this bunch.
     
  4. Rewinder

    Rewinder Member+

    Jun 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Deserved to lose this.
     
  5. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    a step and the dive and raya saves that easily.
     
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  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cue the comments that Ramsdale woulda saved that?
     
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  7. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    karl hein woulda :whistling:
     
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  8. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Just your standard Arteta European away game
     
  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FT POR 1-0 ARS

    An impotent 2T just like 1T.

    They held us to zero SOG... when was the last time that happened?

    We had 10 corner kicks and plenty of FK's... shoulda made one of them count.

    No real pluses to take from this game, except no injuries.
     
  10. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    welp. 1 nil at halftime. turn the page
     
  11. leppercut

    leppercut Member+

    Oct 10, 2006
    SLC and Anchorage
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lads just stopped playing the last minute or two. They don't know you can't just do that in these games.
    Could have been worse, so I'm feeling ok.
     
  12. Bluto11

    Bluto11 The sky is falling!

    May 16, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Well, in 2010, Arsenal lost in the Round of 16 in Porto 2-1 and then won 5-0 at home (Bendtner hat rick) in the return leg, so just do that.
     
  13. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Day like today really highlights how bad Martinelli has been for most of the season. If the opponent funnels all the possession to him and Kiwior we are donezo
     
  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just rewatched the end. In the sequence leading to their goal, at least 3 of our players failed to really get rid of the ball or keep possession.
     
  15. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    How dumb are they then?
     
  16. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If we were going to lose a game this week to re-focus the team and teach full time discipline, then this was the game to lose.
     
  17. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First loss in 6 games, which means...

    someone new needs to step up for Newcastle thread. I'm not exactly feelin it right now, so anyone else is very welcome. If not, I'll do one Friday.
     
  18. DutchCane

    DutchCane Member+

    Apr 6, 2004
    New York, New York
    The bad thing is we lost, the good thing is that the fix(at least from where I sit) is available. We didn't have enough in the midfield. Next game we need Jorginho next to Rice. I think that fixes the lack of playmaking in the midfield. Other then that, the less said the better.
     
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  19. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was quite horrible---our play and to watch. Need to get an early goal at the Emirates or Porto will make this match really ugly---ball won't be in play more than a few minutes (I'm exaggerating, sort of, maybe, not really).
     
  20. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @Rewinder just get it over with already, im already sad

    lol
     
  21. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    That was such a poor end to the match. No composure from Raya, Rice and Martinelli.

    Martinelli and Saka made a lot of bad decisions today and the Trossardsance came to a halt.

    We will win the next tie by a few goals, but this was an inexperienced performance today. Porto have a classic European team vs Premier League performance. Jorginho 100% should have started today.
     
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  22. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Iove Raya but boy he was miles out for the goal, it wasn’t about diving early like Micah Richards said on the post show
     
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  23. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Meh, that’s what he does and it’s a super power when done correctly.

    The major issue was the calamity and lack of composure before that.
     
  24. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    Raya has cost us goals being far off the line, but it also has lead to early takes which launch into counters. One of those things.

    As said earlier, if we were going to drop a game to allow us to refocus its this. Porto lost their last away CL game against Barca 2-1, but I think we will roll them at home 3-0.
    This reminds me of the CL game against Lens. We went away to a big European club, and they caught us out, but on the return leg we overwhelmed Lens 6-0.
    I don't think we batter Porto that badly, but I think now we have had a good look at them and they threw their best at us to pinch a 1-0 win at home.
     
  25. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Rice backed out of the shot which gave him space
    Raya is a midget which doesn’t help as well
     

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