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18 Apr 2018 06:57:44
Athletico only conceded 15 goals all season in the league ☹️.

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18 Apr 2018 08:10:57
Yeah but they haven't met Iwobi yet.

Ok, still 15 goals conceded all season 😂.

{Ed001's Note - they might have met him 100 times and no one would have noticed for all the effect he has on games. I have lost count of the number of times I have forgotten he is on the pitch until he loses the ball and I notice him. Now the commentators aren't mentioning his uncle 20 times a game, he just vanishes on the pitch like he has a predator suit.}

18 Apr 2018 08:13:43
They roughly only score 3 goals every two games but only conceed 1 goal every two games.
We score 4 goals every two games but conceed 3.
I'm not sure exactly what that tells us but if their attack is there problem and defence is ours then it might come down to whose the most rubbish at what they do badly :-)

{Ed001's Note - that would have sounded profound if it wasn't you that typed it!}

18 Apr 2018 08:28:22
To be fair Ed mate, i pinched most of it from a couple of 5 year olds at the bus stop yesterday morning, along with their milk and pack up :-)

{Ed001's Note - I doubt that very much, we all know 5 year olds these days are well versed in mugging elderly men like yourself.}

18 Apr 2018 08:39:28
The 5 year olds round here aren't to bad mate, some days they only push me half way up the hill in the wheelie bin before pushing me down and the other week they didn't even put me head first, there are still one or two good uns around.

{Ed001's Note - you must be in a posh area, sounds like your wheelie bins still have their wheels on and everything! How the other half live...}

18 Apr 2018 08:42:40
Shanks once said that David Fairclough had deceptive speed and he was actually slower that people thought he was.
I think Iwobi has a deceptive presence on the pitch.

{Ed001's Note - I actually heard a commentator call him talented the other day. I had to mop up the tea I spat everywhere at that comment!}

18 Apr 2018 08:52:13
Was it Ant Dec or David Walliams that said that about him Ed?
Actually when you think about it staying completely invisible for an hour and half in front of 120,000 people at the Emirates and hundreds of TV views can't be easy can it :-)

{Ed001's Note - exactly, his talent is illusion. He is the David Copperfield of the football pitch. You think he is out there running around, well walking, when it is all mirrors and he is actually at home sniggering.}

18 Apr 2018 09:09:47
To be fair he is outstanding at what he does actually do :-)

{Ed001's Note - which is? No wait, let me guess, is it being Jay-Jay Okocha's nephew? I hear he is great at that and never misses his uncle's bdays or anniversaries.}

18 Apr 2018 10:02:54
Being the invisible man, hide and seek, not interfering with play! These might not sound difficult things but I doubt many could pull them off quite as well or with the outstanding consistency of Iwobi especially in front of so many people's very eyes.
Iwobi doesn't even ask peole to close their eyes and count to 10, he just does his thing so naturally and without effort:-)

{Ed001's Note - that last bit is particularly true of Iwobi. That is one thing I have noticed of him, it all comes so effortlessly. Those misplaced passes, the non-tracking back etc, he does them all without even trying. You have to applaud the lad for just how little effort he puts in to make a career in football at such a high level. It takes some doing.}

18 Apr 2018 10:25:40
Wenger will be no match for simeone tactically. Hope we still go through though because we desperately need to get into the champions league. Ozil and co need to play as if they are playing for their lives.

18 Apr 2018 10:53:04
I think we all and everyone else knows how we play Punani mate so tactics won't really come into it, I think organisation displine effort will be the deciding factor which is why Athletico are red-hot favourite but on our day there is chance we could do it because very very occasionally we have been known to show these qualities.

18 Apr 2018 11:23:37
I agree g62. Possibly the worst team for us as regards to styles and our inability to produce anything productive against teams that sit. We can’t let them score at the Emirates and have to take a lead to Madrid, then athletico will have to come look for goals.

18 Apr 2018 12:09:26
I'd take 0 0 at the Emirates gladly Sanogo, if we go at them gun ho they will score that's almost certain.
To go to Madrid at 0 0 would mean they will have to come at us at some point and although we couldn't defend a table full of food from a tortuous most days we are always likely to score a goal at some point.
Patient in our approach, extremely fortunate in defence and clinical in attack. How difficult can it be :-) .
But seriously we do have a chance, it's not a lost cause by any means as long as we are patient and as disciplined as we can find the ability to be for 180 minutes.

18 Apr 2018 14:46:32
Gunner mate the worrying thing for me is we seem to lack balance in midfield. In the last round every time CSKA moscow attacked us, they created a goal scoring oppotunity. simeone would definitely have noticed that. I am afraid they will sit deep and kill us on the counter.

18 Apr 2018 15:13:35
100% he will Punani mate, so what do we do about it?
I think for a bit of interest and fun we should all when we get chance post on the TEAM AND FORMATION PAGE our Arsenal team and formation plus an explaintion of what you would want from your players in your team to play Athletico at home.

could be a laugh?

18 Apr 2018 20:14:56
What is more important is what wenger will do about it. It is good we face Atletico now because if we beat them we would most likely have win it. If we don't, we will count our losses and start planning for next season.



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