FA Cup Finalists 0 - 1 Arsenal - Mon 15/4/19 - 8pm

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by hornetgags, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild


    Following last week's monumental yet emotionally destructive comeback in the FA Cup Semi-Final, we return to the mundane banality of the FA Premier League.

    Monday night sees the FA Cup Finalists welcome Non-FA Cup Finalists, Arsenal, for a game in which most are looking forward to sniggering at the match hashtag.

    Looking at the form guide, this potentially looks likely to end in a stalemate however the spectre of the FA Cup hangover, after the Lord Mayor's show or any other cliche you wish to insert, the FA Cup Finalists now have to put this behind them and focus on the the pursuit of 7th place.

    Monday can easily descend into a celebration of last Sunday's feat, however nothing would underline the achievement greater than beating Arsenal and continuing our pursuit Europe whilst denting their top 4 aspirations.

    Looking at our opponents, Non FA Cup Finalists South Londoners Arsenal, we owe them following our undeserved defeat at the Emirates earlier.

    Last weekend, Non FA Cup Finalists South Londoners Arsenal produced an anemic and toothless display at the blue place in Liverpool and their away form in the Premier League has yielded 4 points from a possible 18 (last 6 games).

    Rumour has it the build up for Sky's Monday Night Football will include in depth analysis of Liverpool v Chelsea, Crystal Palace v Man City and how Solksjaer can arrest the slump since taking over permanently, and under pressure Unai Emery set up. Followed by a reminder that the FA Cup Finalist are also playing.

    We go again.
  2. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    I was actually amazed at how much they discussed the Liverpool game on Monday night football this week when Chelsea were playing.

    Carragher even did some in depth analysis of the goals and the game.

    Chelsea are clearly not even worth discussing like the rest of us now!
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Carragher has to speak about Liverpool constantly as he knows nothing else about football.
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  4. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Not enough Klopp in the build up imho.

    I'm out.
  5. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

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  6. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    My heart says 3 ******* nil us. But looking at their team they are pretty damn good. So I'm going for 3 ******* nil them.
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  7. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Smash em on TV. Nah that's not really our style.

  8. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever Reservist

    2-1 Watford.

    Only thing I know is it's Gray's turn to score this week.
  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Chelsea would be my bet for the next top 6er to become a mid 6er.

    Look like they are on a downward spiral already.
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  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Let's hope @rsenal get a moderate result tonight & they are concentrating on the Napoli away fixture.

    Given how tight the CL places are, they should be fighting like tigers vs us.
  11. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Arsenal? Ozil et al? Fight like tigers? Mmmm...
  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Fight like little fluffy bunny, more like ?
  13. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Never heard of the 'Premier League' or 'Arsenal' as they are not in the FA Cup.

    I presume we will beat this team 5-0 or 6-0. Deulofeu with all 5 or 6.
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  14. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Well, you may laugh.

    Ozil captured in full on attack mode.

  15. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    I've got a ticket for this game, but its restructed view in the rookery. Is this for a camera crew or just the handrails?
  16. Rookery Refugee

    Rookery Refugee First Year Pro

    Given the fixture density, I would rest 1-2 people for this one. Give Quina a run-out, and either Penaranda or Success if they are healthy. Try and rest Troy, Pereyra and perhaps Capoue. Probably Masina for Holebas as well.
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  17. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    Well, we have a decent record against them of late, they've been awful on the road of late, and have a Europa League fixture tonight. That said, we've run into big teams in bad runs of form a few times this season, and we've failed to take advantage, I worry the same will happen here. Still, FA Cup finalists, that's the main thing, win or lose!
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  18. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose First Year Pro

    I want us to win obv, but also to see DT have a meltdown on AFTV.

    Team selection will probably be strong with not much change. Generally we do well under the lights of the vic. Im not as aprehensive as I normally would be coming into this.

    They are rubbish away, we have lost our give a team a win hoodooo and I feel they are there to be beaten.

    2-1 Gray, Delafoo, Mapps OG
  19. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn First Year Pro

    I will give 2 more losses against top 6 teams for 1 win on the 18th May against a top 6 side!
    That said, we have been getting closer and we have a good chance on Monday. Arsenal have let in at least a goal in every away game so far this season, in fact their record away is one of the worst in the division so a good time to re-enforce our credentials.
  20. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

  21. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    We're going to win 7 in a row to finish 7th whilst ensuring there are 7 letters on the FA Cup inspired by our enigmatic number 7 and a squad assembled for 7 million pounds over 7 seasons.
  22. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    7 years after the Pozzos took over.
  23. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn First Year Pro

    Is it 7 years? God they have taken their time haven't they? ;)
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  24. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    ...enduring image...
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  25. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    They do.
  26. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Deulefeu and Holebas were both limping around at the end of Sunday.
  27. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    It may be the fur but I can't see its cojones.
  28. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Our run-in looks a bit tough but so does Wolves' as they've also got to play Arsenal and go to Liverpool.

    We just have to take it one game at a time - Southampton getting at least a draw on Saturday would make it somewhat easier!
  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Academy Graduate

    Well then ours should be easier, 2 top 6 sides for us, 4 bottom 14 sides for them to drop points to!
  30. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    One game at a time is a cliche of a mantra but it fits where we are at the moment. Will be nice to see us playing again on Monday so this feeling of still thinking I dreamt the events of Sunday will go away.
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  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Of course Arsenal have a European tie either side of this game - wonder if they get a good result tonight if a few key players will be rested.

    Their away form is pretty average and haven't kept a clean sheet all season on the road!
  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    This is a very brave tiger.

    He throw his jacket in the general direction of Snakey Sssilva on Sunday.

    (And this was the cover story in the Times footie supplement on Monday. If Ozil had been well behaved, maybe we'd have been the big story.)
  33. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    God, is that thing still going?
  34. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    What is braindead can never die.
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  35. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    I live 5 mins from Emirates, so Ill be painting the house in yellow, black and red for this one.

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