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UEL SF 1st Leg: Arsenal v Atletico Madrid | April 26, 2018 20:05 BST | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Apr 22, 2018.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Apr 26, 2018.
  1. Arsenal Win

    55.6%
  2. 0-0

    2.8%
  3. Score Draw

    19.4%
  4. Atletico Win

    22.2%
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  1. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    One goal in 90 minutes at Madrid, it's still possible.
    We'll get chances and we can risk much more, because extra time is still a realistic opportunity.

    Sevilla won there, Chelsea won there. Arsenal will score there at least.

    Of course we played against 10 man on thursday, but that only made a difference offensively for them. Because they had everyone in the box despite Griezmann anyway.

    They will have more counters next game, it's will be a much more open game with less possession. Hopefully they will not be in the box 90 minutes again, so boring to watch.

    Barca or Real haven't done better at home against them this season, only a free kick helped Barca. We did well, never seen a team had so many chances against them.
     
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  2. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    We didn't get a clear picture about who's tactics were better given they were a man down at 10 mins though.
     
  3. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    It's interesting that all the possession sides tend to be susceptible to balls over the top . It's not just an Arsenal thing . I reckon we will keep a clean sheet at Madrid not sure why .
     
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  4. BobP

    BobP Memri Fan

    Wenger's right, Atletico going down to 10 men ruined the flow of the game.

    Last 10 man team you'd want to come up against is Atletico.

    Still, we created plenty of good chances which we weren't able to take.
     
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  5. VancouverCanuck

    VancouverCanuck Well-Known Member

    For all the talks about squad cost and all, we have fared poorly in player development and recruitment in recent years. And totally mismanaged many dealings as well. Why the hell did Wenger decide on keeping Alexis last summer? City was going to $60 mil. We could have made good use of that money.
     
  6. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    No we wouldnt have. The club was trying to blow 90m on Lemar. :lol:
     
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  7. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

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    Too true...thank god they said no.

    Lol Monaco are trying to sell him this Summer...no club will pay more than 50 million.
     
  8. Kash

    Kash Arsene FC Supporter

    I would go with Mkhi instead of Jack, and Chambers instead of Koscielny and AMN instead of Monreal. Have Ramsey sit closer to Xhaka and help the defense. Let Özil, Mkhi, Welbz and Laca unlock them.

    Its better to keep it solid for 60 minutes and then try and get a goal.
     
  9. Pat Rice

    Pat Rice Self-Proclaimed Nice Guy


    Dropping Monreal for Maitland-Nikes? Away from home in a European semi final? If he ****s up people are going to call for his head, would ruin his career
     
  10. Kash

    Kash Arsene FC Supporter

    yeah. It would be nicer if Kolasinac had laid off the pies. However, we need 11 men in peak physical condition. Even if he makes a mistake, it cant be worse than what Monreal did. And anway, if he steps up, he will win the game for us. Got a lot of running in him. Or sub him in for Monreal at 60 min.

    Also Ramsey and Xhaka will have to sit back deeper and help out.
     
  11. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Fair chance to go through, but history doesn’t bode well. Fouling a guy early when he’s clean through. Staying down at the right moment to waste time. Complaining to the ref about a foul so he books the guy next foul.

    Its these “smart” little things that can make all difference in a game like this. I’ve not consistently seen it from us since we got to the CL final. Sure, we were ****e in the league that year but we were unbelievably street smart in the CL. (Eg:Reyes was injured just off the pitch and he rolled back ON to the pitch to waste time :) :) ). Almost like we had a different manager.

    Maybe purist Wengerball footballing values can win through. In some crazy way needing a goal probably suits us. Let’s do this! COYG!!!!!
     
  12. ggunner12345

    ggunner12345 Active Member

    was frustrating we should of won by a couple of goals didn't take our chances. At the very least hold on a win 1-0 fffs
     
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