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Discussion in 'Association Football Discussion' started by Jager, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Jager LO Townsend

    Really really need a positive result against Olympiakos. Realistically we should fuck them up - knowing us we'll fuck up :laugh:

    I want Chamberlain to start though, the guy would be a perfect player in a game like this. In fact, I'd like to see Campbell and him together - Campbell did a really good job last time he got a gig with all the tracking back and getting stuck in. Never realised he was such a willing runner in that regard.
  2. Alex AJ O'Driscoll

    Maybe we can win the Europa League
  3. mouse MJ Edwards

    Why was Cech not playing?
  4. Teacups CJ Evans

    Ospina :lol:

    He was "rested".

    Honestly, I can understand that you might want to give Ospina some game time. But when you've already lost the first game and knowing that Ospina is at times a liability, it was an incredibly poor call. I mean this isn't exactly the same as sitting Bravo out in Champo league and playing ter Stegen. ter Stegen is a champions league quality goalkeeper. Ospina on the other hand is not.

    Aaaah, power of hindsight to an extent, I guess.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
  5. Baxter MJ Deane

    Ospina was more than fine last year and Cech had/has a calf strain
  6. Teacups CJ Evans

    Didn't Wenger make Ospina a promise that he will feature in cup competitions? Cech was fit for the Zagreb game I'm pretty sure. He possibly would have gone with Ospina even if Cech had been 100%
  7. Cabinet96 OTN Wood

    Last couple of seasons we've had "cup keepers" which haven't played in the CL.
  8. Baxter MJ Deane

    Cech probably was fit for the first game but you weren't criticising that decision - your issue was with Cech not playing last night after we lost the first game
  9. Cevno IV Narang

    Ter Stegen is pretty poor these days tbf. Made a few errors today as well.

    Though Bravo is out injured right now.
  10. Cevno IV Narang

    Seems Koscielny might be out of the fixture vs United with a hamstring strain ?

    Looking forward too Mertesacker vs Martial especially if Arsenal play a high line.
  11. Teacups CJ Evans

    Wasn't aware that Wenger said that he had a calf strain until your post, I thought it was about giving Ospina game time because he didn't want him leaving. With that information, it obviously makes sense to play Ospina ahead of Cech and not risk aggravating the Cech injury.

    I don't think the Champions League is the competition to be giving Ospina game time unless your hand is forced.

    Out of curiosity, did Wenger talk about the calf strain before the game or after?
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
  12. Teacups CJ Evans

    Yeah I've seen him get caught off the line a fair few times recently.
  13. Cabinet96 OTN Wood

    He'll be great.
  14. Cabinet96 OTN Wood

    Yeah he mentioned it before hand. Said he felt it before Leicester though, so it obviously couldn't have been too bad given he played then.
  15. Teacups CJ Evans

    Yeah I asked because he could have been trying to cover his arse if he said it after the game considering how things unfolded :laugh:
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
  16. Baxter MJ Deane

    Maybe it's about how he's recovered from the Leicester game and he could've played last night or on the weekend but not both.
  17. Cabinet96 OTN Wood

    I think with the Zagreb game Arsene wanted to make sure he could prepare mentally for the Stamford Bridge return and din't think a trip to Croatia, which happened to have a bad journey back, just a few days before it would be the best way to do it.
  18. Jager LO Townsend

    Probably the most shame I've felt in a while in regards to Arsenal. I just can't understand how anything like that can happen. Shellshocked, but at the same time, not even surprised.
  19. mouse MJ Edwards

    Hea still a brilliant goalkeeper even though he's made the odd mistake recently and are you classing the goal against Roma as a mistake? That was just an unbelievable effort to be honest
  20. Alex AJ O'Driscoll


    This makes me hard, playing well and obviously with a lot of passion atm.

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