Arsenal vs Napoli and AS Monaco vs Spurs: Open Thread

Arsenal kick off their 2013 Emirates Cup tournament with a home match against Napoli today. For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live today at 11:15am ET on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.

Plus, later this afternoon, AS Monaco against Tottenham Hotspur will be shown live on US television on beIN SPORT with the kick-off scheduled for 12:30pm ET.

Both matches will be quite intriguing. Arsenal, wearing their new yellow kit, face a Napoli side with a familiar goalkeeper between the posts — Pepe Reina. In the Tottenham match, Gareth Bale has decided to stay in London and will not be playing, fueling speculation that he’s close to a move to Real Madrid.

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21 thoughts on “Arsenal vs Napoli and AS Monaco vs Spurs: Open Thread”

  1. Not a good start for Arsenal. Carl Jenkinson makes a woeful defensive mistake to gift Napoli a 1-0 lead. And then Podolski just missed a penalty for Arsenal. Still 1-0 to Napoli and still no new signings by the Gunners other than a free transfer of a Ligue 2 French striker.

    1. fabianski is awful kill yurself for that 2nd goal. no arteta no cazorla theres no leadership or balance out there only pre season though

  2. You’ve got to love the bare-chested drunken Napoli fans celebrating behind the goal after Pandev put Napoli 2-0 in the lead. They look like they’re having a good day out.

  3. I like watching Arsenal play. I really do. But I understand the gripe by some of their supporters.

    The literally try to pass the ball into the net.

    That’s why their pursuit of Suarez makes sense. Suarez isn’t shy about letting it rip.

  4. Only to be expected, Wenger has lost any edge he had some 8 years ago and is dragging this club down with him.
    If only Arsenal fans had the sense to work together and leave every Arsenal seat empty in that stadium it would send a clear message to that senile fool Wenger and the board.

    1. Typical, that comment is up 5 minutes and has 2 people with some sense agreeing and 2 tin hat wearing ‘back in the day’ fools that think Wenger doesn’t pass wind.
      That is why we will finishing 6th or 7th next season if this window closes as it now stands.
      We are simply not good enough to compete with last years top 4 teams (we never won a single game against a top 4 team in case you didn’t know) never mind this years strengthened teams.
      Don’t like how it is going in the Emirates cup? Get used to it, that is a snapshot of the coming season.

  5. Well dis present scoreline shows how disastrous it will be 4 Arsenal dis season if dey do not do something fast. Wenger shud be sacked,he has noting new 2 bring 2 our dear club

  6. Beautiful goal by Olivier Giroud to pull one back for Arsenal.

    In the Tottenham game, a poor goalkeeping mistake by Hugo Lloris. Where’s Friedel when you need him? (On the bench).

  7. The club just got to the point where they can start spending again. Give Wenger another year or two to sign some more players.

    The system he plays definitely isn’t broken.

    And he has shown over the past few years that he can start of slow, but finish strong.

    The media rip Wenger a new a** at the start of every year too….then Arsenal go on a run and finish in a CL spot.

    If Wenger can get in a few more attacking players, they’re going to be back.

    (…and I’m a United supporter)

  8. wenger and the board thought they can still fool the fans with their cheap lies of signing new players. they are the biggest fools if they think we dont know their pranks. i regret the day i choose arsenal as my favourite team. it is now clear the reason why van persie said the club has no ambition. arrogant coach and selfish board. to hell with you all.

  9. I hope Arsenal scores again,if dey can lose 2 a team like Napoli den how will de Gunners be able 2 face teams like Barcelona?

  10. The Tottenham Hotspur fans are quiet on the thread today. Spurs are getting ripped apart 3-0 by Monaco right now on beIN SPORT.

    1. Not to beat a dead horse but why was Phil Schoen and Ray Hudson already discussing a post Bale-less Spurs ? Hudson was already talking about who was going to take free kicks Ronaldo or Bale.

        1. This site is awful quiet about AVBs comments at the post game press confrenece.

          “Bale is not for sale”

          Where’s the article about that???

  11. Fryers and Livermore as CB…lol no Sandro, no Paulinho, no Soldado, no bale, Defoe limps off with a pulled hamstring so Harry Kane “leading” the line….

    Monaco field their strongest side…

    LMAO I’m shocked we scored 1 let alone 2… I’m even more shocked Monaco only scored 5, Livermore stops Falcao from a hat-trick.

    1-0 at half time…siggy didn’t turn up at all, probably b/c he’s on his way.

    Never want to see Spurs loose, but this was a hodgepodge lineup to give minutes at a competitive tempo.

    Ultimately this means nothing, espanyol will be show a starting 11 for palace…

    How did Farsenal get on at home after thrashing all the Asia clubs? How was Higuains home debut?

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