The Arsenal Society VIII Watch
curious to see how things turn out
Ref's been pretty appalling so far, he's got a fair few calls wrong (for us and them- tbf he's helped us out). We've been very good defensively but Rosicky just hasn't helped out at all. Down that side they have the "easy job" and have let way too much through. No idea what Cesc was thinking with the backheel but it doesn't matter, we've got to somehow score. Messi has been getting better and better and has been looking dangerous and could have scored 3 tbh.
If I'm completely honest, if the game ends now I'm proud of the players and think we can just move on.
Oh and some of the Barca players dive far too much. I know it's seen as a part of the game in Spain but should it really be like that in the CL. Alves is almost as bad as Busquets but really it's so annoying it's ridiculous.
But we can't blame the players. I mean it's hard to sustain the pressure and get the ball back, but keeping the ball it's a completely different matter in Nou camp.
that ****er fabregas already playing for barcelona..
who would have thought
you can take fabregas, nasri and van persie.
give me adams keown and dixon!
game, set and match right there i'm afraid...we've hardly been in their box never-mind any shots (which can lead to a goal) :|
May he be better than Agent Ridgewell?
They tried to hold a 1 goal lead against us at the Emirates. I imagine they are going to go for the kill this time.
I don't think they'll try and keep it at 1-0, I just don't think they'll be taking the risks at the back that they were in the first half, they'll just wait for us to take those risks and do we couldn't - take advantage.
You CANNOT sit back and soak up pressure from the best attack in Europe, possibly the world.
I don't know what Wenger is thinking with these tactics, but we're supposed to be a top premiership team - the gulf in glass is more like Premiership/Leauge 2 at the moment. And no, I'm not exaggerating.
Gotta get some foothold in the game second half, possession wise, expect Bendtner and Arshavin to feature soon..
Keep the faith.
Hope Wenger can sort out the team and I think we'll see Arshavin soon and I would really like to see Diaby off for Bendtner and Nasri moved into the centre.
Barca also remind me so much of Brazil in the WC. Soon as they're looking at defeat they start getting disgusting (Melo's stamp?). Granted it's not on that level but it just reminds of that =/
Diaby really isn't a defensive midfielder and it's showing. Cesc' 'pre-assist' aside, Jack is our only midfielder who's having any effect on the game.
Fan-****ing-tastic eh? Typical.