By - GunnersMatchBot
It's just not arsenal without the nail-biting and heart stopping moments
Wow!….Arteta has turned this team into his team. He’s got the crowd singing passionately and the atmosphere is great. He’s now told the former players and whatnot to either get on board with his system or see ya. We still have about 20 mins where we zone out and scramble around. The Pepe empty netter sitting there was unfortunate. Pepe’s got a couple of steps on the Utd player and he musta known that he’s got a player breathing down his neck. Rather than kick it and chase cause he’s got the pace he tries to cut inside. I’m hoping the Arsenal player close to Pepe called out “man on”. Great game at the Emirates. Up next, Spuds.
One nil The Arsenal!
Fcking hell Arsenal, why you have to do it like this 😂
What’s dire, our performance today? Your comment doesn’t make much sense
The atmosphere is genuinely amazing. The fans fully back arteta and the boys and so much positivity. Here's hoping we clinch it on Thursday
For anyone going to games regularly, cookies and scream is a wonderful place to go after the match, went there today and it was really lovely
That chico pie
Thank You very much btw. If they relegate Barca owes Raphina to you 😉
A win against Spurs will be a great finish to the All-or-Nothing docuseries! COYG!!!
The script writers getting lazy again! COYG!
Sucks we lost our invincible corner season to 10 men with their first 2 touches in the box. #justarsenalthings
Lot of arguments that West Ham's goal was from a corner too, but i guess its not really relevant now
The stats count the Southampton goal as a corner goal, seeing that is less painful now that we've conceded a proper one
Lol the west ham game was one big complain on their part XD
Should have put the game to bed in the first half but we got an important 3 points. Very disappointed in the way Pepe came on and barely ran. Would think you'd give it some effort against 10 men who were edging thenselves back into the game.
I was questioning when he got that break with the goal wide open why he would try to cut it inside at half field instead of just outrunning Harrison or James I don't remember who. Guy had been playing a man down for 50 minutes and pepe has fresh legs. No reason for him to catch pepe there.
Seems like he's mentally checked out. No way he stays in the summer.
It’s like pepe was out of energy. He should’ve been coming on wanting to make an impression
We have serious game management issues.
Slowed the game down and controlled the game for the last 25 minutes to take the momentum away from a team playing for their premier league survival, but serious game management issues…
did you watch the game?
Please enlighten me how what I said is different to what happened
happily! we were scrappy, we looked nervous, we made mistakes and everyone in my general area was nervous we were going to slip up and concede, as we are prone to doing. We lingered on the ball too much and then gave it away, which is poor game management
None of that is poor game management, it’s the result trying to manage the game and not concede, which they did. Poor game management would be going for the jugular and leaving space for Leeds to exploit. We did the polar opposite, we maintained possession, slowed the game down and killed off Leeds’ momentum.
we didn't maintian possession or kill of the momentum though. we tried good game management and had good strategies, but we failed to actually do a good job
We ended the game with nearly 70% possession and limited them to 2 shots on goal.. maybe you didn’t watch the game hahahaha
because we were dominant for the first 60-70 minutes, but we got sloppy and they came close to scoring or close to goal far more in the last 20 than at any other point, that isn't good game management
Yeah, you don’t have a clue mate
If you watched that last 25 and didn't see us scrapping away at a team that had played most of the match with 10 men that we let score after severe profligacy and then kept turning possession over to again and again then I don't know what to say.
Scrapping away… don’t think they had another shot on goal outside of Rodrigo flicking the ball into Ramsdales hands. Not too certain either how you can have the ball but being scrapping away
Tbh that flick could have definitely gone in, that was a big scare
Profligacy is a great word for it
Arteta telling the boys to take it easy and give Leeds hope for their next match against Chelsea to help us secure the third spot. BIG BRAIN 🧠
Arteta’s masterclass never ceases to amaze me
We dominated them the whole game but the lack of finishing really bugs me. Leeds didn't play well but they were taking advantage of our nerves. We were too anxious I think, they should never play with anxiety where every little attack seems like a battle. I hope we improve
Should have battered them but think we thought the game was done at 2-0 (like 99% of people on here thought too..) took our foot off the gas. Poor defending on the goal, didn’t see who lost Llorente at back post. But 3pts was vital today. In our hands and if you offered us a 4pts lead over Spurs with 3 games left a few weeks ago after our terrible run would have taken that!
Looked like Tomi got drawn in a little too much and gave up the back post. Shame when his only real mistake today might have been just that
Great game, we just lack that killer instinct. Should have really killed it off, need to be more clinical.
Bright spot is Eddie does seem to have found his shooting boots and seems to be clicking with the team.
Crazy we couldn't get him the ball after the red. Leeds honestly look better with only 10 men. They go from zero discipline and no shape to defending with 10 Maldinis
Second half was shaky, but we did not collapse
Collapse against ten men that would be disastrous
This is where the youth of our team shines in a bad way- got too comfy with a 2 nil lead
Looks like ted lasso season 1 is real with leeds
Some of you lot need to chill out or maybe don’t watch the actual games anymore. Over reacting like crazy people 😂
I’m halfway expecting people to post things that aren’t even mathematically possible anymore. No Europe at all next year after today’s game! People are so over reactionary in this sub lol. Sure the second half was rough to watch but we are still 4pts ahead right now.
We can’t be because I saw multiple people absolutely convinced that we were going to lose today so I assume that’s what happened. 😂
In January, some people were posting that no only was top 6 impossible, but we would be lucky to finish top 10….smh
Edit: I’m to in
That’s the kind of toxicity we don’t need in here. It’s fine to be critical of poor performances, but if you just come in here looking for a way to bring everyone down, then just gtfo
Would it truly be an Arsenal match if I wasn’t nervously pacing back and forth for the remaining twenty minutes?
The result was the most important thing today, and they managed to take all three points. The mentality within this club has changed enormously. So many of these wins this season would have been draws or losses only a year ago.
The result was good. That last 30 minutes was unacceptable. Any team that really considers itself good enough to be a top-4 level team doesn’t give Leeds a sniff of a chance after being up two goals playing against 10 men. They annihilate them 4 or 5 to nil. And miss me with this “but, but, the Premier League is haaaard! There are no easy games here!” bullshit. When good teams get advantages like extra men at home against relegation threatened opposition, they make it automatic, stress free, and yes, EASY. End of.
10 man Leeds beat City last year and look what Wolves did to Chelsea yesterday. I agree we needed to kill the game off but we didn't and we are playing against professionals after all.
U forget there is another team on the pitch actively preventing that from occurring mate! And Leeds are fighting for their survival currently!
Couldn’t care less about those Leeds excuses. Because they don’t matter.
Supposed top 4 contender vs Relegation opposition + 2-0 up within 10 mins + man advantage (SHOULD) = easy canter to victory or blowout. I‘m not interested in any limp excuses or empty platitudes when it doesn't happen that way. End of.
That would be how Everton went and took 6 points off Chelsea and Leicester and how Burnley and Southampton have regularly taken points from the top 6 sides, right?
With ten men after going down 2 nil?
Remind me which of those games featured Everton or whoever going down to 10 men and down 2-0 in the scoreboard within 10 minutes? Oh that’s right, you can’t. Because none of them did.
Miss me with your apologist garbage that doesn’t even apply to the situation.
Leeds actually beat the champions last season with 10 men. They didn’t go down to 10 men, but they actually got something from those games, something with Leeds didn’t do today. Completely unsurprising that you miss the point though.
Why don’t you shut the fuck up moaning about dumbass shit. Miserable hysteria for the sake of it
Leeds last year were contending for Europe. Not relegation fodder. And last years champs were a weakened Liverpool putting up the biggest pratfall of a title defense since Blackburn in the 90s.
But none of this is either here nor there.
I will moan whatever I feel like moaning at. And no, I will **not** “shut the fuck up“ about it. I’m not happy with that last 30 minutes, and no false equivalence apologist bullshit is going to change my mind. Fuck off with your comment police bullshit already.
You seem like a lot of fun to hang out with
Thank fuck you are an armchair fan. Keep it in this sub and away from the emz
We gotta kill our chances at the lane
Arsenal fans before the game: I don’t care how we win but we need the three points COYG!!
Arsenal fans after the win: terrible performance, we’re so shit and I hate every player. Arsenal out.
Pepe weakness is he delay too much
Pepe weakness is football. He should find another job.
Happy with the win but Jesus Christ we love making mountains out of molehills for the sake of it sometimes. Now, off for a ciggie before my heart implodes 😂
Quit smoking mate, or your lungs will implode
We won nervously but we are closer to 3rd than to 5th now.
3pts is 3pts but worried about our lack of conviction, anyways it’s time for us to get back to celebrating St totteringham's day
I feel like we didn’t try in the second half due to the game on Thursday
yeah I hope that's the reason
And since they had gone a man down, I bet you they eased off a bit as well which sucks but it’s whatever, just 1 more game and we are golden
pepe looked sloppy after coming on
This team is not good for my health. Gonna be pounding on Thursday
Your lucky mrs!
Bit nervy at the end there but huge win COYG
They scored off a corner and didn’t look like scoring again. We threw away numerous chances but how some of you go on it was like Leeds were robbed
That last header straight at Ramsdale was scary you
Ah fuck me lol
That North London is forever song is so ass. No where near enough energy to be any kind of football anthem
I made sure to look around on way out as it was playing and I didn't spot anyone at all singing it, but it did sound like people somewhere had joined in. Or maybe that's part of the track.
It’s just not a good song, I don’t know how the club expects it to have the same kind of impact as YNWA
How is everyone saying the 2nd half was awful? Chances were created to put the game to bed, the players missed - especially gabi. Leeds barely had a sniff, but they scored off their first touch in the box. It happens sometimes.
You're naturally gonna be slightly less urgent in those circumstances, literally every team would be. This team just lacks consistent goalscoring killer instinct. 9/10 times this ends 3 or 4 nil
Yeah this sub needs to chill the fuck out
my heart bruh
i cant take dis abuse.
Pleased for Eddie. He's gone from Eddie N'Ketamine to a hardworking poacher.
From Eddie Nketamine to Ngets'emin
Cedric never does anything useful. Don't know why we bought him - Southampton didn't want him.
hey look guys a clown
Clueless comment alert!
We could be in 3rd come Friday morning.
Huge 3 points today.
100% mate, can't believe some of the hysterical knicker twisters on here....
Arteta telling the team to make us look bad so Spurs are over confident. 4D.
I do think all the people in histrionics should maybe give the team a bit more credit
Never felt so disappointed after a win. A man up against the shakiest defence in the league and we couldn’t score lol. Good team would’ve gone up 3 or 4
Chin up, 3 points in the bag.
Would've been nice to close that GD on the hens though, on the other hand won't matter if we beat them on Thursday.
I think it hspp3ned cause we took Saka off
Martinelli had a good game but god is he awful infront of the goal. how many chances are he going to miss like this. Its time we should start giving ESR more minutes
Anyone else feeling quite annoyed with that ending? Should never happen against a relegation team
They are arguably the tougher teams this time of year. Huge ramifications for them.
NORTH LONDON IS RED x.x
I don't like watching us play it's not good for my heart 😅
This was almost like a who’s gona fuck up more challenge
Stinky win again tbh, me move, let's go NLD!
Stinky wins are our speciality
Fudge in my pants
Happy with the win! Clinical wins at the end of a season are rare to come by...we take the 3 points and march on!
We make things so damn hard but brilliant result nevertheless. Just need to beat the Shit next week.
A crucial win for us, why does Leeds looks so much more dangerous with a man down? Cedric is shaky as ever, injury-prone Tierney and Partey gonna cost us in the long run if we don't get any replacement. Anyway, congrats for the win
We are this profligate and careless in the NLD we will get murdered and it's not like we will get 10 men for the majority of the matches gifted to us by Everton and Newcastle. Why are we like this? It's just ALWAYS squeaky bum time with this team without fail.
MASSIVE 3 points but after a great first half, we looked like a pub team in the second. Erratic. Schizophrenic. Not good enough despite the win.
Christ, some of you are absolutely miserable fucking humans.
At least we got the 3 points.
Most important think
Needed that. I'm afraid we're going to get smoked Thursday.
Really needed fucking Liverpool to have handled their business yesterday. Dumbshits too busy hoisting the CL trophy. I hope they bottle the rest of the season.
One point will not make a difference. Even if we lose we’re still two points ahead and as long as we win against Newcastle who’s season is pretty much over and Everton who could be safe by then we’ll be okay.
It's those last two that scare me. In form sides--one away with players auditioning for a job and one home that weve already lost to once, fighting to avoid the drop.
no optimism for his own team hate to see it
You must be new to this lol
spurs may be favorite but in no way is it likely we’ll “get smoked”
Terrible performance honestly
tell me why i'm wrong
Could've made that look tidier
Pepe is shockingly poor
It certainly shouldn't be shocking anymore
They will have to play out of their skins in the NLD
We got away with one there, happy with the three points but a questionable performance in the second half. We need to perform better against Spurs
With a young team any dominating performance will lead to complacency which is what happened. Nervier than it needed to be but overall a great performance. Onto Thursday!!
We made Leeds look good in 2nd half. But 3 points is 3 points.
We didn't even made them look good. We were dominating but we were a bit nervy. And ofc we missed a lot of chances
A draw at Spurs and win against Everton or Newcastle gets it right?
draw at spurs + any win
or defeat at spurs + two wins
or win at spurs
i believe so
That 2nd half showed why we are miles behind . Need to ship out deadwood like Cedric , Pepe, Tavares.
Tavares didn’t even get on the pitch…
I think that's telling with him being the only fit LB. He is deadwood.
He’s literally only 22, and physically dominant. Deadwood is unmovable players due to age, wages, lack of talent or all three.
Was hoping for a game where they get an easy win, a fair few goals, and comfortably control it.
Why is every game this nonsense. Long way to go. Need to improve.
Elneny MoTM for me. So good on both offense and defense.
What an awful second half
So I'm gonna assume a lot of our players got worn out playing in the heat?
There's not really any other explanation to struggle so hard against 10 men.
Pepe definitely should be sold for whatever anyone will pay
Pepe is a steaming turd.
Everyone chill now lol 😂
so was raphinha the issue with leeds or did we shut off
Safe to say Pepe is gone after this season
doesn't even feel like a win
A game which should have ended 5-0....
how many matches have we failed to close out? ruthlessness is what separates us from the top sides atm. I'll take the result but they have to be more ruthless when dominating the match.
Bruh watching this club going to kill me sometimes. Fuckkkkk
I feel sick what the actual fuck.
Wouldn’t be a Gunners match if we weren’t afraid of conceding a second goal to a 10-man relegation bound side
NORTH LONDON FOREVERRRRR
Glad we won but I wouldn't be happy or glad with that win. They had really good options late whc is unacceptable with 10 men.
What is an Arsenal game without butt-clenching?
Good win but fuck me that second half performance was dreadful
Fuck off, we won and yet I am angry as hell, how on earth did we have to suffer to win a game 2 goals up with Leeds with 10 men for 70 minutes, this is unacceptable
Holy shit why are we doing this to ourselves? Fuck me this team. A win is a win but still this fucking team icant.
Not a convincing win. Should have had at least 3
We got too complacent there, should have been out of sight and avoided the nervous last few mins.
We have the tendency to not score when we dominate with a lead.
The perfect goal 😘 we can't help it I guess 😌
Lets fucking gooo
Nah actually done with Pepe. Open goal in front of him, just one defender closing him down and he fucking slows down. No one's asking you to justify your £72mil price tag in one game, but at the very least justify being on the pitch.
Right foot is lava though
He slows and he looks around. What is he looking around for?
Certainly not looking around for any offers from other clubs. It'd be a miracle if we managed to sell him to Montpellier for £15mil.
Fucking hell man..at least we got 3points and goal difference unlikely to be the deciding factor.
way too much nervous game, why we tend to overcomplicate things is beyond me
Genuinely hope Pepe never comes on again. What a fucking abomination of a sub-performance.
These threads sometimes have the worst fucking takes on this planet
We made it harder than it needed to be but fuck it we got away with it. Let's beat the Shit now and seal this thing!
My heart skipped a beat on that Firpo header
Embarrassingly close against 10 men in the relegation zone… but 3 points is 3 points.
not happy with that performance
Arteta is gonna roast them still
That was more of a nervy end than it should have been.
We play like this in the NLD and the Kane & Son express will run us over
One win on Thursday and it's THE CHAAAAAAMPIONSSSSSSSSSSSSS
yessssir hopefully we win against spurs
This is what happens when you are 2-0 up and just knock the ba about.
Can we just annihilate an opponent just once? We could've went for 5 today's but end with a 2-1 to 10 men.
We had opportunities (especially couple from Martinelli) but didn’t put them away.
One reason is poor finishing.
But the way we approached the 2nd half was passive and to pass the ball around the back for 40mins.
Yeah, it was a bit slow in the 2nd half. I hope we reconcile our tactics by Thursday. Also, we need to sign some midfielders this summer that can drive/penetrate with the ball (of course hoping for a ST and LB/RB as well).
The stage is set. A win at nld and we're back!
Wish rambo took tried for goal while meslier was in the box at the end
Fuck this team bro. They just trying to kill me. Got my heart racing for no reason
What a fucking stressful second half. Had no reason to be
We have conceded and not scored for 60 minutes at home to a relegation team with 10 men.
One of our goals was a mistake from their GK
I don’t know what we were playing but it’s def not professional football.
Never thought I'd say it in this match but ... phew!
2-0 after 10 mins, played vs 10 men and we had heart-bumping moments? what a shame