CL Draw.. Arsenal Face Celta De Vigo !

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by OoDy, Dec 12, 2003.

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  1. AFCG7

    AFCG7 New Member Elite

    i dont know why people are saying they arent an attacking threat.. they have very good attacking players..its their first season in the CL and maybe thats why they were a bit cautious.. but with Edu Mostovoi Milosevic McCarthy in the team thats enough of an attacking threat to worry a defense.
    We must be very careful.
  2. flotz

    flotz New Member

    please someone answer!
    i know that real - bayern will also be on that day and that chelsea and manchester games are on the other day (wednesday)
  3. GoonerGurjit

    GoonerGurjit New Member Elite

    For a start they haven't got McCarthy anymore but they've got the Brazilian striker Catanha. They have got some good attacking players but at least they haven't got Aimar, Valeron, Tristan, Luque, Makaay, Baraja and Carew like Valencia and Deportivo La Coruna have had when we've faced them over the years.
  4. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    well, there is a chance....these are the matches that day:

    Celta v. Arsenal
    Bayern v Real Madrid
    Sparta v. Milan
    Lokomotiv Moskva v. Monaco

    certainly Real/Bayern will be one of them, then its a toss-up between our match and AC Milan....
  5. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    i'm sorry, i just cant see this draw being a problem for us.. Vigo got through, but for cryin out loud, they are 17th in La Liga... thats 4th from LAST... they have only won 3 matches.... and Sociedad are UNDER them... of course, all matches in the CL are tough, but we should NOT lose this draw........ this is just my opinion.....
  6. Alexone234

    Alexone234 New Member

    Spanish sides are good in Europe, but we can turn them over.
  7. flotz

    flotz New Member

    i think our game is more interesting than the milan game....thank you usarsenal!
  8. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    thats a tricky statement.. BIGGER Spanish sides are good in Europe... (Real, Depor, Valencia).... not so sure about the smaller ones... (such as Celta & Sociedad) i guess time will tell, but i dont see them beating us
  9. jc8gooner

    jc8gooner New Member Elite

    They both qualified though, and Arsenal haven't managed this on many occasions in the past, so they can't be that bad. They got here in the first place. I reckon they will a team comparable to Newcastle. On our day, we should beat them , but they will always be a threat.
  10. Arsenal316

    Arsenal316 New Member Elite

    Damn, my prediction was correct. I love it when I'm right... :p

    Arsenal should have no problem with them. I can see us winning by a 5-0 or 5-1 aggregate.
  11. JazzG

    JazzG New Member Elite


    Guillem Balague is saying we should go through easily as well. Celta are a defensive team but this season have had defensive problems so Henry should be able to take them on and give them hell! Also they will be under pressure to win at home thus leaving themselves open to counter attacks.

    I don't think the team will let complacency set in, if they do Wenger should give me a ring and I'll give them a bollocking to make sure they don't :evil: This is a great chance for us and they should get through comfortably.
  12. serbiangunner

    serbiangunner New Member

    I can't believe what you are saying.I think that they are favourites against us.They were better than Valencia last year.
    We don't play good against the spanish sides and celta are great defensively.
  13. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    they qualified by the of their teeth in very weak groups... Sociedad beat out Olympiakos & Galatasaray while Vigo beat out Brugge and a surprisingly weak Ajax.... they both only won 2 matches.... im just not as worried about playing them as i would be say Bayern or Stuttgart.... ehh, doesnt matter.. we will see when we play i guess
  14. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    i think your nuts... no WAY are they favorites against us.. they were second in their group, we thrashed Inter and they are currently 17th in La Liga.. no way are they favorites.... (and i disagree with them being better than Valencia last year)
  15. GoonerGurjit

    GoonerGurjit New Member Elite

    Celta like to play a defensive game and you can't really do that in these knockout games, whereas this format suits our attacking style of play.
  16. vin de guerre

    vin de guerre New Member

    Flotz there are four (arba) games on each day so thereis a 50% chance we wil see Vigo: GOOONers
    I reckon Madrid on 5+ and maybe us on 5
  17. JazzG

    JazzG New Member Elite

    eh :?

    They have conceded 22 goals in 15 games in la liga. They are 16 points behind Valencia in the league. The reason they got in ahead of Valencia was because Valencia collapsed.

    I'm not saying they are a bad side but they are a defensive side who look all over the place at the back. They got plenty of time to sort it out but we should win this match.
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    True, but as Wenger said we are not playing them in the league. They have qualified from their group so are no mugs and have some class players.

    As they are doing so poorly in the league they will look forward to playing in Europe where they are under no real pressure. This will be a tough game and they shouldnt be underestimated.
  19. serbiangunner

    serbiangunner New Member

    You can't look at their record in la liga.in La liga everyone can beat everyone.They are better and they will be in mid table at the end of the season for sure.
    All i am saying is that they defeated valencia away last year something that we could only dream about.And they defeated Ajax something that we could only dream about too.They drew 0:0 with european champions ffs.
    And last year they drew with Madrid at Bernabeu....So i really can't see us go through to be honest.
  20. flotz

    flotz New Member

    i know there is four game each day i just wanted to know what games are on the day we play to see if there is a chance they'll show our game
    if the juventus-deportivo game was on our day as well as the real game i doubt they would have choose to show our game...but i think theyll prefer arsenal-celta to milan -prague
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