Europa League 20/21

Samid

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Draw taking place right now.
 

Lay

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The group stages have so much dross. Although unlikely, I wish they went back to a knockout tournament.
 

Lay

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Lille, Celtic and Milan in the same group?

Dundalk vs Arsenal, nice for them.
 

groovyalbert

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We play PSG, Arsenal play Dundalk :lol:

That's something to make everyone feel better
 

Botim

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Celtic probably has the hardest draw, considering they were in pot 1
 

Markolan

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Not an easy draw for us but given we were in pot 3 I'm happy we avoided Tottenham, Arsenal, Leicester, Leverkusen, Real Sociedad, Villarreal and Benfica from pot 1/2.
 

KirkDuyt

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No interesting opponents yet we will most likely finish last. Woo fecking hoo.
 

Dancfc

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I know Milan have had a rough decade but how the hell have they fallen to a Europa pot 3?
 

AltiUn

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Female commentator, Karen Carney(?), doesn't seem to think anything Arsenal do is a foul :houllier: in fact, everything Arsenal have done tonight has apparently been brilliant.
 

KirkDuyt

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Götze has been fantastic for PSV both matches he played so far. Great piece of business for them.
 

Dancfc

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Arsenal are so boring
Surely it's only a matter of time before people start truly picking up on this? Arteta's negative tactics have been clear since his first home game against us.
 

UNITED ACADEMY

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Arsenal are so boring
Nothing is surprising. They lack of creativity in the team. We saw this before last season when Arsenal struggled against Villa & Brighton. Even this season, they have been dire in creativity. They need Grealish type of player, too expensive so they went to Aouar but they still couldn't afford him.
 

Dancfc

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Nothing is surprising. They lack of creativity in the team. We saw this before last season when Arsenal struggled against Villa & Brighton. Even this season, they have been dire in creativity. They need Grealish type of player, too expensive so they went to Aouar but they still couldn't afford him.
They'd still be more creative with more attacking tactics. Arteta's basically stripped any freedom and expression out of the side for more defensive solidarity and it hasn't really worked.
 

rotherham_red

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Surely it's only a matter of time before people start truly picking up on this? Arteta's negative tactics have been clear since his first home game against us.
He's a Jose regen. And not the Jose of 2004-2010.
 

rotherham_red

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They'd still be more creative with more attacking tactics. Arteta's basically stripped any freedom and expression out of the side for more defensive solidarity and it hasn't really worked.
I read somewhere that they had the least amount of shots on goal in the league after the first 3-4 games. Early days granted, but it just seems to be following the pattern that had been set from last season.
 

Offside

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Arsenal look more solid this season but they’re wank at everything else.
 

AltiUn

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Surely it's only a matter of time before people start truly picking up on this? Arteta's negative tactics have been clear since his first home game against us.
I saw on Twitter they're apparently 18th for shots taken in the PL. They're going to be a pain in the arse to score against, pun intended.
 

Fooza

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:lol: Leno

Threads dead, the games can't be that boring surely?
 

Dancfc

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He's a Jose regen. And not the Jose of 2004-2010.
What I find interesting is an argument for a lot of Arsenal fans argument against Mou in the past was that they wouldn't accept that brand of football, now they're making all sorts of excuses for a manager who is making Jose look like Pep (stylistically).

He's still young so maybe he'll improve in the future but right now he's got longer to go than our two managers have, despite being first to a trophy.

I saw on Twitter they're apparently 18th for shots taken in the PL. They're going to be a pain in the arse to score against, pun intended.
I haven't seen the stat but I'm not surprised in the slightest. Feels like every time I see them they go about an hour without shooting.