The Europa League Thread


#1765

Could have been worse, tbh. Milan are on a good form so it’s gonna be tricky though.


#1766

Great draw. Not sure starting at home is good for us though


#1767

The first leg is away, no?


#1768

Tbf I thought we were getting Dortmund when it was down to the last 4 teams!

Didn’t even realise Milan were still left to be drawn until they came out the ball :joy:


#1769

Yes


#1770

As long as we get our best players on the pitch we should be fine, Milan are not very good.


#1771

Think Laca could be back for the second leg.


#1772

Their recent league form is very good.
We have avoided Atletico Madrid, Lazio and Dortmund but AC Milan are still a decent team.
I suppose these are the sort of clubs we have to beat if we want to win the Europa League, I just hope we don’t see repeat performance like we did against Östersund.


#1773

Lol we’re not very good either!

Milan have decent players and are just as capable of rising to the occasion as we are. I’m not the confident, especially if we have Welbeck up front, which is likely to be the case in the first leg!


#1774

We aren’t very good these days either lol. We will need a much better performance than last night!


#1775

Suso, Cutrone and Bonaventura are their most dangerous men. They also have Bonucci (crap this season), Montolivo, Andrè Silva and Borini.

They are good overall, but not unbeatable.


#1776

I didn’t say they were unbeatable. Neither did I say that all their players were dangerous.


#1777

We have Özil they don’t :wink:


#1778

What they surely have more than us is determination. Can’t underestimate them!


#1779

Trying not to do what I hate people doing but none of those guys get in our team. There’s a very big talent gap and they don’t have a serious coach to breach that gap.

Maybe I’m underestimating them but I just feel like we get our best players on the pitch and we’ll beat them.


#1780

Neither we have a serious manager :smile:. Ozil and Rambo should see us through though.


#1781

Exactly. That is all I was saying. Yeah Milan aren’t the Milan of old, but we haven’t exactly been world beaters this season!

No Auba or Laca. Xhaka in midfield and a defence made of straw. Personally I wouldn’t be so confident. But each to their own.


#1782

I would trust Xhaka more than Maitland these days, tbh. Can’t believe he was so crap in 2 games in his position!


#1783

Milan 1-0 Arsenal

Arsenal 2-1 Milan

Out on away goals


#1784

I think we could struggle here, tough draw. Exciting tho, can’t not go back to the San Siro really :sunglasses: