UEL: Standard Liège v Arsenal | December 12, 17:55 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Dec 10, 2019.


Match Prediction

Poll closed Dec 12, 2019.
  1. Arsenal Win

  2. Draw

  3. Standard Liege Win

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  1. American_Gooner

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



    • Standard have won both of their previous two Group F encounters in Liege, beating Vitória SC 2-0 and Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1, but the German club's Matchday 5 win in north London not only prevented Arsenal from sealing their place in the knockout phase – and led to the departure of head coach Unai Emery – but also served to dent the hopes of Standard, who held Vitória 1-1 in Portugal on the same evening.

    Arsenal, who have ten points, will be through with a win or draw, and can even afford to lose by up to a four-goal margin irrespective of the outcome of the other final Group F fixture between Frankfurt, who have nine points, and Vitória, who are out of contention with two. The Gunners beat Standard 4-0 at home and also boast a commanding goal-difference advantage, which would benefit them in the case of a three-way tie should Standard beat them and Frankfurt draw against Vitória. Only if Frankfurt lose can Standard be certain to go through with a win; regardless of the outcome in Germany the Belgian side will be eliminated if they do not beat Arsenal.

    • Arsenal's next victory in the UEFA Europa League will be their 23rd in the competition, setting a new record for an English club. They are currently level on 22 with Tottenham. :facepalm:

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    Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos out; Xhaka & Holding to be assessed; @Rex Banter rested for the weekend


  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Smith-Rowe - Özil - Nelson
    Willock - Torreira
    Don't care
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  3. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    the problem it'll be who will play fullback Bellerin and Tierney likely to miss 2-3 weeks and we have tough and busy fixture coming up i'm afraid we'll have AMN Kola to play most games.

    AMN Holding Luiz Kola
    Willock Guendouzi
    Nelson Smith-Rowe Saka
  4. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

    We just don't need to lose 5-0 and we're in next round ?
  5. American_Gooner

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

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  6. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    Return of the twerk
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  7. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

  8. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

  9. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Drunka In Friend Zone

  10. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Fantastic, an early game,
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  11. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

  12. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Imagine voting for an Arsenal win and not being ironic about it.

    What a time to be alive.
  13. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Hasn't Saka played and a fullback @MutableEarth ?

    Not that I want to make a habit out of it, but it still might be better than risking Kola if KTs injury sidelines him for a good chunck of time.
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  14. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    I'lll probably miss this game and be hooked on COD though.
  15. American_Gooner

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

    Saka and Nelson at wing-back just to get through this one maybe? Can keep the 3 CB's in the OP and Nelson has played there before.
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  16. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Martinelli has to start even if he is a regular in the league now.

    Sorry, but this is our only hope of Champions League football next season. Our first team is clearly not better than the Europa League team which is why I am okay mostly with this lineup.

    Just need Martinelli to continue play. Take him off after 60 mins if the game is won.
  17. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Full backs are a bit of a problem here, not sure we can risk an injury to Kola or AMN so think we'll have to go 3 atb. Or call up someone like Medley to play LB and Mustafi RB :lol:

    Lacazette - Martinelli
    Saka - ESR - Guendouzi - Willock - Nelson
    Holding? - Luiz - Mustafi
    Maybe something like that? John-Jules could be a possibility if we don't want to risk Martinelli
  18. ScotsGooner89

    ScotsGooner89 Active Member

    Didn’t saka come through the youth teams as a LB. I’d like to see Pepe and Martinelli on the wings again so they can really cement their positions, maybe drop one of them for Nelson if one is in need of a rest.

    AMN chambers Mavro saka
    Guendouzi willock
    Nelson ESR martinelli

    Gone for a win, try get some momentum going.
  19. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Yeah hes played quite a lot at LB. Better attacking than defending but hes competent. I actually think he would make a great full back if he wanted to be one but attack is where he should play for now. He could play there though if its dire.

    Wouldnt put Nelson RWB though, dont want him anywhere near there. He has to play in attack.
  20. Make

    Make Active Member

    AMN Chambers Luiz Kolasinac
    Willock Guendouzi
    Nelson EMR Saka
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