Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by THunter, Jul 28, 2017.
Fully expecting us to bottle this despite being favourites as it stands, just ahead of AC Milan.
Teams already qualified:
ESP: Villarreal, Real Sociedad
GER: Köln, Hertha Berlin
ITA: Lazio, Atalanta
RUS: Lokomotiv Moskva
UKR: Zorya Luhansk
BEL: Zulte Waregem
AC Milan 10/1
Athletic Bilbao 25/1
Real Sociedad 33/1
Plus the CL teams who'll drop into this rubbish tournament.
Glad we are not in the CL.
We should play a very strong team, we are not going to win the league anyway, so the EL is our best shot.
EL isn't as **** as it used to be. Get through the groupstage without a fuss and the ko stages are fun! With the CL dropouts there will be enough competitive matches but none that will blow us out of the water!
Making the CL 20 years in a row wasn't an achievement, but missing it once is a catastrophe. Spurs fans are scum.
Arsenal are not winning the CL anytime soon. In fact I don't think any English team is gonna win it in the near future.
The Europa League is Arsenal's best chance to finally win a European trophy, even if it's not the big ears. I don't understand the perfectionist obsession some guys over here have with winning the CL. It's a step by step process. Atletico won this before becoming a CL force. Besides winning the EL will bring Arsenal closer to completing the European treble like United and Chelsea.
I will get stick for what I'm gonna comment now but I'll say it anyway. I can tolerate one more year of PL disappointment (in addition to the 13) if that means Arsenal win their first European trophy in over two decades.
if Alexis goes to ManCity I will be praying they are one of them
I would really like us to win this (know this is pretty obvious statement, but it should be clear #2 priority after PL) -- would be nice to bring home a respectable piece of (European) silverware, especially one that comes with a guaranteed CL berth. Was impressed with United's approach to the competition last season, and hope we can replicate it.
Mate, wtf u on about. Its like the carling cup, noone really gives a ****. Except the ones participating ofc, cause now its unfortunatly relevant to them.
they are like those classmates who for once gained a better score than the smart guy and went full brag mode
Bendtner with a lovely goal for Rosenborg against Ajax. TGSTEL making an indian summer.
Lord Bendtner having a massive game so far against Ajax. Impressive from Rosenborg, looks like they have something going for them now, hopefully they can return to CL soon!
Everton 1-0 down. 2-1 on aggregate
Hope they are eliminated. I want the weakest possible draws for Arsenal until at least the Semi finals!
Oh my gosh. Sigurosson's just lobbed the keeper from 40 yards+
People will still tune in in droves to marquee matches -- AC Milan, us, whoever drops out of the CL in one of the death groups.