Honestly, I am kind of mad that we could only come up with a draw, but in the end I am very happy because we are through towards the semis of the Europa League!!! It may not seem like the best thing in the world, but I mean this club needs a real domestic trophy and the Europa League is the only thing that will save our season from being absolutely poor. It will also put us back into the Champions League because there is no way we are finishing top four in the Premier League this season.
I think the lineups were the strongest that we had. We don’t have Giroud or Walcott anymore, but I think Welbeck is a good enough striker to fill the role while Aubameyang is cup-tied. The lineups seemed very impressive today, which is what it should be for the rest of these European domestic games.
I would also like to give out my respects towards CSKA. They played well today, and even being an Arsenal fan, I do believe that they deserved to win. They knew what was at stake and they fought for it. Congratulations on a very well fought Europa League campaign, CSKA Moscow.
I think our defending was extremely poor (like it always is). Our defenders ball watched again and we just let the Russian team score. We NEED to buy a defender this summer that is a leader and is able to control the craziness in the back right now.
I think our midfield played exceptionally well today despite the drawed result. I think Ozil had some very key passes throughout the match.
Dat Guy did it again!!! I am very happy that Welbeck was able to convert his chance and I really do hope that he can keep this amazing form up. I say he starts next Premier League game and then just sub Aubameyang in if we need a goal.
I was also very impressed with Ramsey’s goal as well. He needs to convert every single one of those opportunities he gets with a one v one against the keeper, and he converted it very well. I was very happy to see him equalize the game so late on.
Overall, OK performance from the boys but all that matters is that we are through to the SEMI-FINALS OF THE EUROPA LEAGUE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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