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An excellent win for the Gunners. Certainly made up for last seasons fixture here. We were always in control from the 1st minute. A great start to the new year. Good finishes from Ade and Dudu aswell.

Top of the league last year....and still top this year.

COME ON YOU GUNNERS!!!

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posted Jan 3, 2008

What i still dont understand is after Henry had gone arsenal have been doing Really GOOD!

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posted Jan 3, 2008

Annoyed West Ham couldn't compete the way they did against us! We can't let a team with no English players win the English title, we need to all pull together on this one!

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posted Jan 3, 2008

yes you see, unlike utd (who will crumble when ronaldo inevitably leaves), Arsenal have character and depth such that when the best striker in the prem leaves we bounce back stronger than ever. When we win the title with our kids it will be a great day.

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posted Jan 3, 2008

and also mastermasterclass it is good to be back in 2008. Nothing like a bit of WUMMING to see in the New Year. and so help me God i will out wum you till you go away. You wum, I super wum.

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comment by dazzler (U6744199)

posted Jan 3, 2008

happymattbloke--i have a cabinet full of wum medals...one day you'll match my cabinet...;)

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posted Jan 4, 2008

We should all really rise above it (myself included!) but it's too tempting to argue with these uneducated numpties.

If it is your intent to accuse someone of being uneducated, simply because they have a different opinion from yours, it might be appropriate to use words that actually feature in the English language.

NUMPTIES ! Buy a dictionary.

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posted Jan 4, 2008

I do not and will not accept that there are no English born players at all good enough to play for Arsenal. This is sheerest arrogance. They are a good team but they are not that much better than everyone else that no English player could ever be good enough to secure a regular first team place.

There is no interest at all in developing the English game at Arsenal at any level.
This might be good for their club performance and fair enough that's what their management are employed to do.

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Steve you are making an assumption based on what? Not the facts I'm afraid, our current youth squad consists of 24 players:

Gavin Hoyte
Paul Rodgers
Jay Simpson
Rene Steer
Abu Ogogo
Kieran Gibbs
James Dunne
Henri Lansbury
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Rhys Murphy
Sanchez Watt
Luke Ayling
Craig Eastmond
Kyle Bartley
Anton Blackwood
Thomas Cruise
James Shea

The 17 listed are all English and a good number of them are either under 16 or under 21 England internationals.

How many players does your team contribute to the England youth teams, I assume we are discussing the youth teams as that is the future of the game no?

Add to those 17 the members of our full squad who are also still playing at the under 21 international level and I think you will find we are making quite a decent contribution to the future of the national team.
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At least a reasoned response rather than the typical numpty muppet Arsenal are in all ways perfect response .

Hand on heart out of that 17 do you anticpate any making it to a regular first team place?



Be honest. They will almost certainly have to develop there professional career elsewhere.
As Arsenal will undoubtedly continue its policy of importing talent unless it is restricted from doing so.

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posted Jan 4, 2008

Be honest. They will almost certainly have to develop there professional career elsewhere.

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And what's wrong with that?

The Premier League and Championship are benefitting from these players being educated at Arsenal. Whether they stay at Arsenal or not is irrelevant as they generally go on to do quite well for their new/loan clubs.

An English example: Bentley has been exceptional for Blackburn. He wasn't good enough to make it into the Arsenal squad and didn't have the right attitude but fits in well at Blackburn and is a key player for them.

It's a benefit for the rest of the Premier League and the national side, I can't see what Arsenal are doing wrong here.

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posted Jan 5, 2008

arsenal always better than utd

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posted Jan 8, 2008

Why are you surprised, hardly an 'excellent win' when WHU has got half the players injured? At least we still had Solano and Parker available in the Man U game ... it was always a tall order against Arsenal when we added those two to the list of casualties!

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