Showing posts with label AC Milan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AC Milan. Show all posts

13 December 2022

AC Milan 1-2 Arsenal: Highlight clips [UPDATES]

Greetings, Gooners—I'll do what I can to post highlight clips as they become available. Ødegaard has already opened the scoring; let's hope that there's plenty more where that came from!

  • 21'—Martin Ødegaard scores a brilliant curling free-kick (Twitter).
  • 42' —Reiss Nelson scuffs one home to make it 2-0! (Twitter). This one might get credited to Ødegaard; it looks to have deflected off of him and in.
  • 77'—Tomori makes 1-2 with a glancing header from a free kick (Twitter).
  • Full time—Arsenal win 2-1! That's seven points taken from seven available. On to penalties now to see if we can pick up this point-after. We've won the Super Cup! 
  • Cedric steps upand coolly sends the wrong way and scores.
  • Hein guessed correctly but couldn't reach Milan's first. 1-1.
  • Big Gabi makes it 2-1.
  • Hein saves a tame one! It stays at 2-1.
  • Marquinhos squeezes it past to make it 3-1.
  • Hein came close to saving from Tonali, but it gets past. 3-2.
  • Elneny steps up and scores. 4-2..
  • Cheeky panenka there to keep Milan alive. 4-3.
  • Matthew Smith can't beat the keeper, and it stays 4-3.
  • Milan miss way wide, and that's the end of that! 
Dubai Super Cup Champions, you'll never sing that! 
Things have settled down here, with my Arabic commentator talking much more about transfer-rumours than about anything happening on the pitch. I don't speak Arabic but am hearing all sorts of player-names and club-names, none of whom have anything to do with the Dubai Super Cup. Nonetheless, if anything does develop on the pitch, I'll continue to post updates.

Super Dubai Cup SUPER Preview Gamepak!!!

I just can't contain myself, I'm so excited at the prospect of winning a trophy! OMG! That would be the greatest feeling ever—

Oh. Wait. I support the Arsenal. We've won trophies before.

I'll be honest I say that I don't know what to expect from this odd little tournament. There are four teams, but we each only play twice. Lyon seem to have sent out strong-ish sides by their standards, but we and Liverpool seem to have adopted a more casual approach with differing results. I have no idea what to expect from AC Milan because this will be their first match in this competition. Will they field a strong side? It's anyone's guess. 

28 November 2022

Have Arsenal prepared a SHOCK sale of Partey?

Sigh. Here we go. With little other club news to report, and even less Arsenal-related World Cup news to report, would-be journos are suggesting that Arsenal are ready to offer Thomas Partey and £20m to pry Ismaël Bennacer away from AC Milan and bring him back to Arsenal after his brief spell in the youth set-up didn't work out. It must be said that Bennacer has impressed with the rossoneri, boosting his valuation to something close to £40m. Still, the idea that we'd swap the midfielder who is arguably our most irreplaceable for a relatively unproven player is enough to suggest that the silly season has indeed begun in earnest, and several weeks early to boot. Then again, with little else to delve into (except maybe the pseudo-retirement of Messi to Miami), let's have a look at this little rumour, shall we?

15 March 2018

Arsenal 3-1 AC Milan—Vote for Player Ratings & MOTM!

Arsenal domianted for long stretches, conceded a brilliant goal against the run of play, equalized through a divey Welbeck converting the pen, and killed off the tie when Donnarumma couldn't smother Xhaka's long-distance missile. Welbeck earned a more-honest goal in 87th minute when he nodded home a deflection from Ramsey's header. The result allowed us to advance to the quarterfinal on the strength of a 5-1 aggregate and does beg the question: why can't we play this well more consistently? Ahh, the mysteries of life, which one can ponder at another time. For now, savor this one, let it settle in your stomach like a nice bit of mac and cheese, and then go rate the lads!

08 March 2018

AC Milan 0-2 Arsenal—Vote for Player Ratings & MOTM!

Henrikh Mkhitaryan ended the apparently invincible AC Milan's defense run of clean sheets with a well-struck shot in the 15th minute that took a deflection on its way in, and Aaron Ramsey found a sublime goal in first-half stoppage time, slipping through to run onto Özil's little through-ball, and we've left Italy with a beautiful win, two away-goals, the inside track to the quarterfinal, and an end to a miserable month of football. We've seen our boys turn a season around thanks to a European conquest; let's hope this one launches us on a long, strong run-in. More on that later; for now, let's rate the lads!