Arsenal have drawn a Norwegian, Dutch and Swiss team in the UEFA League, and that sounds like a nice set of matches to come.
I am especially looking forward to the encounters with PSV.
The draw in full
Group A: Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Bodo/Glimt, Zurich
Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Rennes, Fenerbahce, AEK Larnaca
Group C: Ludogorets, Real Betis, HJK Helsinki
Group D: Braga, Malmo, Union berlin, Union Saint-Gilloise
Group E: Manchester United, Real Sociedad, FC Sheriff, Omonoia
Group F: Lazio, Feyenoord, Midtjylland, Sturm Graz
Group G: Olympiakos, Qarabag, Freiburg, Nantes
Group H: Red Star Belgrade, Monaco, Ferencvaros, Trabzonspor
A lot was made of Arsenal just missing out on CL football last season, but our developing team really will benefit from playing these sort of components and, hopefully, better ones in the next few rounds, this season.
So our next European adventure takes us to the Norwegian and Swiss mountains and pancake land. Bring it on.
13 thoughts on “Arsenal’s European Adventure takes us to the Mountains and Pancake Land”
No long journeys, a definite plus, nope I don’t think we can complain about that draw.
The Mancs have an easier draw but long trips to Moldova and Cyprus whilst Sociedad will be difficult.
Agreed Kevvo. If I were rich I would love to go to all the away games. Eindhoven I know well – the city of my first ever away game – but Zurich is unvisited as yet, and the Ode’s home country has a real appeal too.
I am hoping for another of what I like to call a RodArs Weekend. Both my home team and life team, Roda JC and Arsenal, have won all their games until now. Long may it continue.. 👍🏻
Bodø’s home colours are the same as your boyhood club’s
Don’t mess up with your scarves and beanies on matchdays …
Haha LeG, those colours are indeed not to be mixed up.
A home game for the Ode
A home game for Der Granit
A home game for Gakpo? 😅
Sweet, Awe, Monlouis, Sousa
Azeez, Olayinka, M. Smith
Cozier-Duberry, Butler-Oyedeji, Sagoe Jr,
HT 1-1 (Cozier-Duberry)
They don’t have a match in midfield for smith-azeez-olayinka, but these brighton lads have their hearts in the right place, their press’s been relentless and if their legs don’t fail them before, our boys are in for a bumpy ride ’til the final whistle
Our two youngest (C-D. – Sousa) have shone brightly, Amario was teed up by a top-class (as always), outside-of-the-foot Matt Smith pass, but the way he toyed with the brighton defenders in their box before scoring was just brilliant
Olayinka hasn’t been as dominant so far as he was in the previous game, but if winner there is at some point I wouldn’t be surprised if there was his name on it; I have difficulty understanding what he, Smith, and Azeez are thought to be lacking to the point of not even been thought worthy of deserving at least one chance at higher level …
Anyway, very enjoyable game in a gorgeous sunset by the sea – and hats off to the brighton kids, there’s something old-fashioned in the way they fight for each ball as if their life depended on it, which I like a lot
After Chelsea, that’s 2 in 2 for Sagoe jr
Hein was excellent, which means he was endangered, probably more than he should have been
There’s a new Prince in Hale End and his name is Cozier-Duberry
on to the Big Boys now
Nice comments, LeG
I watched the last thirty minutes.
Roda lost tonight so no RodArs Weekend for me.
The goal was described as Bergkampiaans…. Dutch for Bergkampesque (unfortunately scored against Roda).
A very DB10 indeed. Straight out of his playbook.
I failed to mention how impressed I was with Hein while watching the warm up before the Bournemouth game. His reflexes are lightening quick. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him as number 2 soon.
Be good to see Bernd back at the Emirates this arvo. Much as I like him, I hope to see him stooping in the back of his net a few times.
Good to hear it, Stu. Three good goalkeepers could come in handy.
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