23/02/16 | Arsenal 0-2 Barcelona | Champions League

Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby aniym » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:00 pm

Barcelona have a weekend Liga game vs. Sevilla coming up after ours. I'm wondering if they'd a Messi-less side against us and go for 3 points on the weekend. Then again, they are 8 points ahead of Atletico in the league, so they don't really have to.
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Pudpop » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:07 pm

Giroud
Welbeck
Ozil
Ramsey
Coq
Elneny
Nacho
Kos
Mert
Bellerin
Cech
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby KG3 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:13 pm

---------------------------Cech--------------------------
Bellerin--Mertesacker--Koscielny--Monreal

------------------Coquelin--Ramsey-----------------
-----------------------------Ozil---------------------------

Campbell-------------Walcott-------------Sanchez

Not worried about Mertesacker as we'll be sitting deep and Coquelin will be in front of him, just use the same game plan against Bayern at home and hope for the best.
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby KG3 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:39 pm

Sims wrote:Winning/drawing this and getting battered away


That's usually it but since Monaco last season and Bayern the year before that when we've been battered at home I'm less confident.
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby KG3 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:44 pm

Deep Tech G wrote:Whenever we play Barca we forget how to retain possession, get pressured and lose the ball far to easily. This isn't a game for Ox, I think Walcott must start he does well vs Barca. Wouldn't risk elneny either starting but a good bench option for legs in midfield.

Giroud up front we gonna struggle to break but we have no other options and I think we need him for set pieces both ways.

I wouldn't be surprised if Giroud grabs a goal


Except for 10-11 when we won 2-1 at home we had 47% possession and 11 attempts (10) on target over Barcelonas 10 (7) on target.

It was pretty even but I though we looked fairly comfortable considering its Barcelona.
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby TOP » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:19 pm

aniym wrote:Barcelona have a weekend Liga game vs. Sevilla coming up after ours. I'm wondering if they'd a Messi-less side against us and go for 3 points on the weekend. Then again, they are 8 points ahead of Atletico in the league, so they don't really have to.

no need they will win the league the refs will do their best to make that happen
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Yago » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:35 pm

TOP wrote:
aniym wrote:Barcelona have a weekend Liga game vs. Sevilla coming up after ours. I'm wondering if they'd a Messi-less side against us and go for 3 points on the weekend. Then again, they are 8 points ahead of Atletico in the league, so they don't really have to.

no need they will win the league the refs will do their best to make that happen


nah, the rfef is in madrid's pocket, barca only has the uefa
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Arsene Nose » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:52 pm

Sanchez Walcott Ramsey
Ozil
Elneny Coquelin
Monreal Kos Chambers Bellerin
Cech
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Jedi » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:04 pm

Cech
Bellerin-Mert-Kosc-Nacho
Ramsey-Coq
Sanchez-Ozil-Walcott
Giroud

Giroud has to start for me. He is in decent form and played a big roll in almost every big game we won apart from the M Utd one. Also Barca are mostly midgets apart from Pique unless Mathieu starts. As for counter attacking i have a feeling Barca won't be trying to dominate the game as much as Bayern did in the group stage, but we still have Theo and Sanchez. I would also switch Alexis to RW so he can finally stop cutting inside every time he has the ball. As for Ox/Welbeck i'd rather not see them start. Ox because he is wasteful with the ball and we already have Sanchez starting, and Welbeck because he is fresh back from injury and simply isn't a good finisher (would like to see him in 2nd half though). Rest of the team picks itself.

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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Arsene Nose » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:37 pm

play flamini and let him loose on messi's ankles.
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Goonerfromafrica » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:34 pm

Is it bad that I'm excited
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Cripps » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:39 pm

I just hope we don't concede early.

Being at the game, it'll be a dull game with them having most of the possession passing sideways and whatever.

We have to provide the excitement here. Hope they ignore all Wenger says.
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby TrafalgarLaw » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:56 pm

Don't worry guys, tomorrow this will go in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW4H4L3F_ho
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby windass10bantam » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:40 am

Cech

Bellerin Merts Kos Mon

Ramsey Coquelin

Welbeck Ozil Sanchez
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Re: 23/02/2016 | Arsenal vs Barcelona | Champions League

Postby Goonerfromafrica » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:37 am

https://twitter.com/estrella_afc/status ... 3931239431

Read through the whole thread of tweets :lol:
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