Arsenal fans picked out who their true captain is as they were disappointed with their win over Watford, Manchester United supporters assess the chances of a comeback against Barcelona tonight, and our Chelsea readers suggest the main reason for keeping Maurizio Sarri on as coach – all in Your Says of the Day.
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That was another sh*te away performance. With 10 men they should not have had a sniff but we conceded chance after chance and again our shooting boots were not on again. Miki has been sh*t last two games, Ozil came on and strolled around. Pointless sub I f**king hate when he keeps looking to the sky because he did not get the ball to feet and he has to do some work to get the ball back. Leno did well again and mustafi defended well as did kosch but the rest were rubbish. I know it’s about results at this stage so I will take crap performances and a win for the next month but we keep playing like this away and we won’t make it! Anyway rant over and I suppose i should be happy our first clean sheet and three points and a win away even with all that still not feeling great!
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We have been riding the Lady Luck to extreme. We need her again to get through,no doubt about that.
Barcelona are a much better team than us and should win comfortably
That said, anything is possible.
Keep it tight at the back and break with purpose and pace. If Martial and Rashford are fully fit we’ll have a chance
Anything is possible but I doubt we’ll be given 2 more gifts and a dodgy penalty lol! We should concentrate on the Everton/Chelski/City games imo.
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Just imagine us throwing a game against Everton to stop man utd winning the league. We just wouldn’t do it, no matter how badly we didn’t want them as champions, we would never throw a game against the toffees, and I can’t see them doing it against city.
We even beat Blackburn on the final day the year they won the PL, which could have resulted in Man Utd being crowned champions.
Fortunately, I can’t see that Man Utd are in a position to throw this one; and it’s not even as if it’s the final definitive game of the season, so they can comfort themselves with the thought that it won’t be them that could be handing us the title (if, of course, everything else goes according to plan). The Solskjaer appointment has actually done us a favour as he’s at least got them into a position where they still have things to play for instead of the previous mini-competition with Wolves, Leicester, Watford and Everton for the ‘best of the rest’ award. Mind you, he always was a Liverpool fan.
The theory is teams try harder against us then they do against City (I am not sure)
The problem with the current narrative is somehow we are joint favs to win the league this may take the pressure of city & we still need to win our games so getting 97 points is not guaranteed by a long stretch. One game at a time please!!!
I agree AK is does seem try harder against us than City.
Perhaps it’s a fear factor with them scoring so many goals.
Take City’s opening goal at the weekend there.
KDB picks up ball in his own half, not a Palace midfielder/player within 10/15yrds of him, he waltzes forward 20yrds with no one near him and then picks a pass out for Sterling to finish. Who in their right mind gives KDB that much time and space on the ball? Of course he’s gonna hurt ya if ya allow him time to do it.
I was watching it live perplexed as to why no one was closing him down or evening near him.
We must also take into account that Liverpool’s games have likely a bigger world wide audience than City’sand it serves as extra motivation. As for the fear factor the next stage would be for us to emulate City in that department next season and for the seasons to come? That might also explain why they struggle in the CL where teams like Lyon do not have any fear of having a go at them.
…and it’s a shame that we are playing Cardiff at a stage when they are still in with a mathematical chance of survival. Tonight’s game at BHA, however, could have some influence on the weekend. If Cardiff can snatch a win (on their nearest rivals for relegation); then it will give them real belief of achieving the ‘impossible’ and they’ll be stoked-up to Max. against us on Sunday. If, however, they lose tonight, whilst they are not mathematically down, to all intents and purposes they are and Warnock will have a more difficult job to motivate them. Seagulls…..Seagulls !
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No gift from Arsenal to us. Already 0-1 up against Watford with Watford playing 10 men. Our top 4 chances are as slim as ever now
Arsenal were so lucky again but thats what you need to qualify, our luck has not been great this season so for me the only route will be via the Europa.
Imagine if we played Arsenal n the Europa League Final and the two teams finished 5th and 6th in the league. Everything hinging on the one match. Everything for the winner, entry to the Champions League and Europa League Champions and nothing for the loser but another season of Thursday night footie.
Arsenal made hard work of it against 10 men last night but a wins a win. Spurs and Arsenal look favourites to finish in the top 4 now and probably in that order.
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Arsenal were absolute dog sh*te last night. A bit annoyed they got the three points, but if they keep playing like that they will drop points, for sure.
There’s an argument to say that neither Spurs, Arsenal, or ManU are playing particular well at the moment so its all still to play for, but the reality is we are in 5th spot, and all three other teams have a game in hand on us. So it’s highly unlikely we can do enough with the amount of games left to make the top 4.
I’m not surprised by this.
Losing Hazard for nothing in the following summer if he’s prepared to commit himself to the Club for another season and try and get us in the CL might be the better option if he could help us do that as the money difference between what we receive from the CL all things considered would make a hole in that £78m.
But would Hazard be content to stay another season especially as Real have suggested to him it’s now or never?
Another big call for the Club to make and we’ll have to take Hazards feelings on it all into account.
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i think hazard has to go if he is going to he is already 28, another season and he will be close to 30 and powers already on the wane….if its truly hi dream and the chance is there he has to take it…..
SSE I also think once you hit the 30 years you not going to become any better though he can still maintain his current form for a couple of years, we probably had Hazard at his best and great if he stays but if not as seems likely cash up. Time catches up with everyone.
Have to say as much as it hurts I agree with Stevo it’s Hazards dream to play for Real and if he wants to fulfil that and he has the opportunity I don’t think we should begrudge him that.
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Can only see victory here and, as was suggested by 999 on a previous thread, there is plenty of time between Thursday night and Monday night’s league match at home to Burnley to enable us to put out the full strength side which means we should have a reasonably comfortable night out and transit through to the semi final.
With the injury to Rudiger we are fortunate to still have Cahill in the squad I’m not sure why he’s been so isolated by Sarri.
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The key here will be to score quickly. They will have to score 2. Chelsea this season, we don’t know which one will turn up. Probably the rampant side that won against West Ham. Or the weak side who lost against Everton and who won luckily against Cardiff. We have done pretty well though in EL. With our away win, I surely expect we should qualify for the semi. We have to avoid disaster by losing at home against Slavia. With possibly Benfica as our opponent, that one will be a tough one.
We need a young courageous manager who also knows how to win games and if you add our resources it should be easier than current other teams they may be managing.
An chance of Didier Deschamps?
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