Europa League R32 Draw: Östersunds FK (Sweden)

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  1. Jasard

    Jasard #PlayAMNInMidfield

    I mean really we should roll over them no problem but this is Arsenal... One of their forwards who is apparently one of their best ever players was signed from a team that are currently in the 8th level league in England. Not even a top 3 team in Sweden.
     
  2. Wilshero

    Wilshero Active Member

    This is bloody amazing. I have a couple of mates that played against Östersund when Potter had just taken over the club and they were in the 4th division. Been keeping an eye on them ever since.

    They have been performing brilliantly in the EL but these games will be played in the middle of the winter break for them, so that will of course affect their performance. Be aware though that the game in Sweden will most likely be played in -10 to -20 degrees celsius, possibly even colder.

    Need to get tickets for this.
     
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  3. Goonerozil33

    Goonerozil33 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully we can thrash them easily... winning the first leg is important since we play City on Feb 24th weekend. We want the team to be rested. Unfortunately for us City will be playing Basel(If at all they are playing that week). We need to thrash them with 2 offside goals and a red card to Fernandinho.
     
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  4. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Napoli V Leipzig is a big win for us.
     
  5. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    Arsenal like we are know is great for Östersund, nothing to lose for'em
    Do not take them ligtly

    Nevermind that it is winterbreak for them
    They have totally setup their team And training for the EL and not cared about their league

    Plastic grass to maybe and that matters alot!
    It has been a joy to Watch them tbh
    Great grit and attitude
     
  6. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Couldn't ask for a nicer tie and draw. Few of the harder teams will be going out.
     
  7. kraphtous

    kraphtous Well-Known Member

    Fantastic draw for us, Wilshere and co. will steamroll them!
     
  8. Camron

    Camron Well-Known Member

    Great... All English coaches have read the book "how to pressure Arsenal".
     
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  9. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain You should be ashamed of yourself Gazidis

    That is a kind draw for us. Our "B" team (even if at the moment it looks more impressive than the "A" team at times) should win this without too many problems.

    What Potter and Ostersunds have done is very impressive but this has to be as far as they go. They will be in their winter break too.

    The Swedish team will want to impress in their biggest ever game so probably won't hold back. Away goals, as many as possible, and you can't really go very wrong.
     
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  10. skip spence

    skip spence Well-Known Member

    Wow! As a swede this is a dream tie. Östersund, as you probably know, used to be an amateur team way down the Swedish league system just a few years ago. It's nothing short of miraculous that they will play Arsenal in a knockout tie in Europe.

    Not gonna lie, if they beat us I will be just as happy as if they don't. Dream tie!
     
  11. field442

    field442 Abandoned Arteta for Emery

    The away game will be tough. Might be snow and will more than likely be bitterly cold, worse than anything they’ll have played in before (could easily be -10 to -20). We should batter them at home.
     
  12. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Closet Spurs Fan

    We'll probably play a strong side in the home leg, take no chances.
     
  13. Jasard

    Jasard #PlayAMNInMidfield

    Forgot about the cold. Artificial pitch then surely?
     
  14. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Severe daddy issues

    No worries, we'll play artificial footballers like Coquelin, Elneny and Walcott.
     
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  15. skip spence

    skip spence Well-Known Member

    Yeah, artificial pitch. Östersund is in the north interior of Sweden, around -10 degrees Celsius are standard temperatures in February and it may drop much lower than that too. Swedish media report that they are adamant not to move the fixture to a bigger roofed stadium in Stockholm too. Should be a gruelling away tie.
     
  16. IchirotoV2

    IchirotoV2 Well-Known Member

    I'm from Sweden and I have a lot of friends from Östersund. I was thinking the other week that it would be fun if Arsenal drew them. Awesome!
     
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  17. Tosker

    Tosker Well-Known Member

    I think it's great that we have drawn a team which will be genuinely thrilled to play us, and which presumably will bring a load of enthusiastic fans to the Emirates

    it's what the Europa League should be all about
     
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  18. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Wenger's been at Arsenal longer than Ostersund has been a football club :lol:
     
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  19. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    Think there are a lot of teams thrilled to play us, tbh
     
  20. Penn_

    Penn_ Well-Known Member

    Artificial pitch means we’ll be without Welbeck.
     
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