UEL SF 2nd Leg: Atletico Madrid (1) v Arsenal (1) | May 3, 2018 20:05 BST | BT Sport

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Match Prediction for the Rex Banner Derby?

Poll closed May 3, 2018.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. 0-0

  3. Score Draw

  4. Atletico Win

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  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    • 1-1 after first leg in London, Vrsaljko and Simeone sent off
    • Wenger overseeing 250th UEFA club game as coach
    • Hosts have won last four UEL home games, none conceded
    • Arsenal without a win in last six games in Spain (D2 L4)
    • Winners will be nominal away side in Lyon final
    Team News
    Aubameyang cup-tied
    Ospina, Iwobi and Mkhitaryan doubts
    Elneny could return

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  2. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    Lacazette, Özil, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Wilshere.

    We WILL score.
  3. lamby22

    lamby22 It's Not Lupus

    Simeone in the stands for this one
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  4. Furious

    Furious Xhaka Propagandist

    Was annoyed at 1-1 but not anymore. We have to go there and win, no in-between bullshit like at CSKA not knowing whether to attack or defend.

    Go there, attack and dominate. They score? No big deal, plan is the same, keep going.

    Let's do this.
  5. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Do you start Mkhi and then sub him later or keep him on the bench initially?
  6. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    I’d start him over Wele. Wele and Nketiah on the bench for attacking subs if needed.
  7. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    After scoring today, I dont see how Miki doesnt start. Front four in the original post is bang on.
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  8. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    I’ll go with a back three in this one to keep Costa/Griezmann in check. Plus Mustafi does well in the middle of a back three.

    Chambers — Mustafi — Holding​
    — Hector — Xhaka — Ramsey — Monreal —
    ———— Mesut ————— Mkhitaryan ————

    Hopefully Arsenal can score the first goal!

    This second leg would’ve been so different had we not conceded the away goal!!
  9. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Bellerin Chambers Koscielny Monreal
    Ramsey Xhaka Wilshere
    Özil Mkhitaryan
    I think we might see this, tho I wouldn't be surprised if we just went with Mustafi regardless.
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  10. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Mhki looked real sharp today. Should start on Thursday
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  11. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    That’s not a bad formation either. Our four most creative players (Mesut, Mkhi, Jack and Aaron) against a team that parks the bus.

    However I’d be tempted to throw in the Greek guy ahead of Captain Calamity (Laurent).
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  12. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    If we can get a start like we did last time and actually finish our chances we can definitely beat them .
  13. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    Qarabag got a goal there, we can do this!

    Go out there for the win and we go through.
  14. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    Looking at the circumstances we've put ourselves in a back three is not ideal in this type of game.

    Atletico will score, there's no point in trying to take a more defensive and cautious approach to try and avoid it. We need to score 2 goals. I want us to go at them with all we've got to get those 2 goals.

    I say we stick with the same team American_Gooner posted with Mkhitaryan coming in for Wilshere.
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  15. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    People are making it out as if they're a peak Barcelona.

    For any fans that don't feel confident and need some reassurance about this one, I recommend you to watch the match they played against Sporting in the last round. Sporting had very good opportunities and failed to take advantage of them.
  16. Hunta

    Hunta Shivering Right Now Trusted

    Yep. We need to just go for goals, if we concede one it doesn’t matter.
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  17. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Can’t handle Mustafi, I’d honestly consider the back 4 we ended with today.
  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I'll go with same midfield at home and Mkhi in place of Wele. Unfortunately Mustafi will start this one
  19. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    They only scored because we completely shot ourselves in the foot. If we can get a goal and defend somewhat competently then we'll make a decent game of it at least. Need to show the same intensity that we had at the start of the first leg and play as a team working incredibly hard off the ball. Griezmann and Costa are a quality strikeforce but they've honestly not got much outside that, a lot of tidy passers in midfield and some good defensive players but they're not exactly a team filled with players from midfield or outwide who're top quality in terms of causing damage.
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  20. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    They are the better team.
    They have the advantage.

    Don't see us even scoring a goal here. But I'm in for a nice surprise! I really want excuse to buy some coke, and the final in Lyon is a perfect time for that!
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