UEL QF 2nd Leg: SSC Napoli (0) v. Arsenal (2) | April 18, 2019 20:00 BST | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Vinci, Apr 16, 2019.

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What will be the result?

Poll closed Apr 25, 2019.
  1. Arsenal win, Arsenal through

    39.2%
  2. Draw, Arsenal through

    24.3%
  3. Napoli win, Arsenal through on aggregate

    31.1%
  4. Napoli win, Arsenal out

    1.4%
  5. Napoli win, Arsenal go crashing out after Mustafi mistake

    4.1%
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  1. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    Well, here we go. I'll risk my impeccable match day record for this one, since no one else dares to.

    Defending a 2-0 lead, which should have been much more since we dominated the first leg. Will it come back to bite us in the arse?

    Probable line-up:

    Lacazette
    Özil Ramsey
    Kolasinac Xhaka Torreira AMN
    Monreal Koscielny Sokratis
    Cech​
     
  2. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Thought our team management vs Watford was great as we have some key players rested. Worried if Kos will start because of his fitness but I'd assume he will and then rest vs Palace.

    If it's the same back four we saw at home I'd be confident.
     
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  3. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    I think Kos is more likely to be rested in this one because Sokratis still has one game left on his ban so he’ll be unavailable against Palace.
     
  4. American_Gooner

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

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    score draw imo
     
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  5. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    We should at least draw with that team. Our failed chances in the first leg, and not to mention the chances we squandered last night, make me feel a little unsettled going into this match.
     
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  6. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Active Member

    I like the look of that side and although it’d be better to have Leno in goal that isn’t going to happen.
     
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  7. American_Gooner

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

    The positive I take from that is that they beat a good team with Aubameyang and Lacazette both having poor games. There's no way they'll both struggle like that in the same game, pretty confident one of them can nick the away goal that will decide this.
     
  8. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Welsh Dialsquare Trusted

    Away to Napoli is one of the toughest fixtures going.

    I hope Emery doesn’t go all out defensive, one goal for us here and it’s tie over.
     
  9. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Can't make the same mistakes Atletico did vs Juve. We have to attack a bit at least and not just try to defend our lead.
     
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  10. razörist

    razörist Ozil Stan

    After yesterday i’m not sure I want Ramsey behind the strikers. Lose Xhaka, play Özil to retain the ball more and play Ramsey with torreira in a disciplined role in centre midfield. To me he has proven that he can do that now. And you should know that Koscielny is the central one in a defensive three because of his ability to play the ball out from the back to both sides.
     
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  11. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Ex-Troll

    Think we'll lose 2-1
     
  12. razörist

    razörist Ozil Stan

    3-1, late goal from Mustafi on a corner, we go through and forum will be silent and confused for days.
     
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  13. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Well-Known Member

    Doesn't take such a game for that
     
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  14. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    As I posted in first leg, I really hope we don't rue all those missed chances at the Emirates.
     
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  15. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    I am manager, we go all out attack until we score an early 3rd goal then I'll be pretty defensive hahaha.
     
  16. American_Gooner

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

    Wanted to catch Napoli out by shifting him to the side. They won't know what hit them.

    It was an honest mistake.
     
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  17. lamby22

    lamby22 Well-Known Member

    We're winning this and going through. I've sacrificed a ticket to the Palace game in the hope of getting one for the home leg of the semi final. Chickens well and truly counted and hatched here.
     
  18. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    If we lose by a 3 goal margin we don’t deserve to go through, regardless of missed chances.
     
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  19. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Two days away and I’m nervous AF. I’ll need a lot of beer for this one. Fortunately I’m off work on Friday.

    Just. Win. Please.
     
  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    A goal will be enough for us to qualify Napoli will leave space for us to counter so up to us to be clinical
     
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