UEL R16 1st Leg: AC Milan v Arsenal | March 8, 2018 18:00 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Mar 5, 2018.


What will be the result of this match?

Poll closed Mar 7, 2018.
  1. Milan Win

  2. Arsenal Win

  3. 0-0

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  4. Score Draw

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  1. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    I for one find it difficult to match up what I know people to say. Psg not a real club achieved nothing in the past nothing without oil money same for City and Chelsea. I know so many that think that way and yet get all excited at the prospect of games against these teams. Then you have teams with real class, a rich history but largely out of the modern picture and they are dismissed. I don't get it. I love the romance of the game hearing of the great Milan teams, Nottingham Forest way back when. The Europa league is viewed as a secondary competition yet we've played two former European cup winners to date in it, remarkable.

    The past in football is extremely important but the modern game with its Hollywood marketing has blinded people.
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  2. Aevius

    Aevius Wenger's Booty Call Moderator

    Something that made us quite effective was how central Özil and Mkhi moved so as to influence the game more. Kolasinac and Chambers did well enough to then add width to our play. If we get that balance right, we should be able to build up some form.
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  3. TorontoGooner76

    TorontoGooner76 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely thrilled with the result. I am off work tomorrow and left early today so i could come home, enjoy a nice bottle of Stella Artois and watch the match. Very pleased with what I saw.

    In spite of our form lately I always hope for a good result from the team. I just can't understand thinking any other way.

    I guess there are many very dissapointed so-called fans today. You know, all those who actually wanted us to lose for some twisted reason. Pathetic. Well let's dedicate this win to them.
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  4. Axel9090

    Axel9090 Well-Known Member

    Brilliant result. Despite me not being that bothered with the club after recent events, I was still very pleased and excited when I saw us go one and two goals up. Milan were poor, I know was too, but they were at home!

    Did anyone notice Wengers glum face when the first goal went in? At least thats what I saw on the highlights. Maybe its his last season.
  5. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    It used to be the beautiful game. The European Cup was an incredible competition. The champions of each country were stronger. It was like a mini Euro finals. Players were representing their countries back then. Now, that's way down the list, somewhere between Instagram followers and their own brand... ffs
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  6. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    It's his best away performance in a long time too.
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  7. Tosker

    Tosker Well-Known Member

    this is why being a football fan is such hard work - you talk yourself into not caring, or even worse wanting a loss to achieve change, and then get all excited when we win

    I bet there's not many on this forum who don't fall into this pattern
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  8. Troopz

    Troopz Well-Known Member

    I hope Arséne Wenger gives some of the youth a chance in the league now. The likes of AMN (who looked great when he came on), Eddie Nkietah and Reiss Nelson deserve to start in the PL.

    Welbeck looked great tonight but as a striker, he's judged on goals and he didn't score tonight despite putting in a shift.

    I'd love for us to revert to 2 strikers on the weekend with Aubameyang & Nkietah with a four man midfield of Mkhi, Ramsey, Özil & Wilshere behind them.
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  9. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    Congrats on the win. As much as I want to see Wenger go, it was getting downright painful to see you get battered every week. Very typical Arsenal this, great performance seemingly out of nowhere against a good team :lol:
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  10. El Granit-Coq

    El Granit-Coq Well-Known Member

    Nah, bet it's coz by the time you've fallen asleep, you've exhausted everything you can dream off by daydreaming lol.

    I've been consistently high for about a year now... Only way I can deal with the team tbf
  11. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    This coming from a West Ham fan
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  12. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    I care way more about the current state of Arsenal than West Ham right now :lol: We're a shower of embarrassing ****ing ****e and I want little to do with it. My support isn't blind and I don't want to support the people currently running things at West Ham. There's nothing for me to support right now.

    Always had a soft spot for Arsenal, obviously.
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  13. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    Just seen that Welbeck shot again:lol:

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  14. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    At least you don't have someone called Sir Chips, ffs.
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  15. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain You should be ashamed of yourself Gazidis

    They should rebrand the chips at the Emirates "Sir Chips".
  16. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    Tell you who was absolute sh*te, that Kessie lad.

    He's been hyped up non stop before this, how do some of these guys get so rated, he ran around a lot but whenever he had the ball I half expected him to give it straight back to us.
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  17. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    MOTM according to a few on here...
  18. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain You should be ashamed of yourself Gazidis

    He was a headless chicken. His most effective moment was when he caught Miki with his arm on the neck and succeeded in getting our boy reprimanded by the ref for his pains.
  19. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    What formation do you think we’ll try and run long term? Guess it depends on the manager but I think Wenger will see out his contract
  20. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    What did he even do!?

    Scott Parker syndrome, run about and put a few tackles in to get yourself noticed in tight games.

    Actual footballing ability doesn't matter.
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