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by True_gooner (U14401538) 25 September 2010
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Same old Arsenal, cant do anything without fabregas, we would be mid table at best without him, no wonder why the board are so keen on keeping him. Champions league money is what they aim for!!! Arsenal is a business not a footy club...For fabs sake i hope he gets his barca move next summer without having to put up with this!!!!

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posted Sep 26, 2010

Get a grip babies!
If a little bit of Wenger banter and cynical below the belt comments from rival fans is not your cup of tee. Then cry as much as you like. But do me a favour and do it somewhere else.

Nasris_Special_Touch_10 is right the season is by no means over. So for those panic ladies, please wipe your tears yourself.

Well done West Brom for playing a great game. All the best for a fine season.

For Arsenal I bet we'll be right up there come May.

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posted Sep 26, 2010

Almunia has been a liability for years now and Wenger must know that. However, Wenger is hell-bent on proving himself right on what are really bad decisions. This is his biggest failing and why he perseveres with the Spanish Spiller. Arsenal need a top class keeper if they are to avoid being bridesmaids yet again.

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posted Sep 26, 2010

Good to see those spending hundreds on matchday tickets brushing off getting thrashed at home to West Brom...doh
Oh these internet "die hards!"

Tomiwa Adetola (U13743616) made an interesting point: stop with the hyperbole of players who have achieved nothing. When they start believing their own press it's lethal - yesterday was the end result of the arrogant attitude which needs swift elimination. This is why Wenger is paid so much, let's see if and how things change within a week. Certainly the status of those injured will not change.

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posted Sep 26, 2010

Bridesmaids again?

The way things look you may only be invited to the evening reception.laugh

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posted Sep 27, 2010

Same old same old
Arsenal will always have trouble with physical teams. That is the main reason why they will not win anything again this year too.
Let's face it our fragile bunch do not have the physical requirement to beat the great majority of the premier teams. Most of those teams also know that the way to hold and even beat Arsenal is to be very physical. And it has been working like a charm. My contention is that whenever Mr Arsen sees the need to bring in a real Goal keeper who is confident and not afraid to come out of the 6 yards box, who is master of his 18 yards, and a couple of defenders and mildfielder in the mold of a Vieira, Arsenal may have a chance at beating the likes of Chelsea or MU and even the Stokes of the EPL. Hey, they may do very well agaisnt finesse teams like AC and Inter Milan, but not the hard tackling, bone crenching and head banging teams of the EPL. Not at the way they have been reduced to since the years of the INVENCIBLES.
How I miss those yesterdays.....sadface

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posted Sep 27, 2010

comment by HonatSteel (U14396175)

Same old same old
Arsenal will always have trouble with physical teams.

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West Brom physical? Hard tackling, bone-crunching?

Did you actually watch the game? Do you watch football in fact? erm

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posted Sep 27, 2010

A few points:

1: We have to give credit to WBA - they played very well. As AW said; they deserved to win the game. Although there are teams you might usually expect to beat, we have no divine right to beat ANYONE in this league. We underperformed. Suck it up and get over it.

2: To the “Sack Wenger” brigade – if you can name another manager who could have guaranteed being competitive in EVERY competition we enter whilst operating under the financial constraints we have had for many years in the face of the overwhelming economic might of rival clubs, and who would have been instrumental in the creation of the best stadium in the land and who would have won us a ‘few’ trophies as AW has done, please name him. If anything AW has helped us punch ABOVE our weight since he’s been here. As far as I can see there are usually 16 – 17 clubs in the PL who would LOVE to be us EVERY season. I find it hard to think of any managers who would have achieved what AW has working within in the frame work he has had to work in.

3: This is not to say AW is perfect – I personally think he can lack pragmatism and can be tactically naive – but I think he has more benefits than deficiencies. IMO Arsenal are better off with AW than without him, and that is the bottom line.

4: To Arshavin’s detractors – It is true that he didn’t have a particularly good game on Saturday, but nor did anyone – so why he has been singled out by some people for criticism when the whole team was poor is beyond me. I have seen him play ‘live’ plenty of times. Trust me, when you’re at a match there is plenty going on that is not covered by the TV cameras. I have seen him in space, unmarked waving for the ball plenty of times (because he has the ability to get into space on side which is an attribute good players possess) and not receive the ball. Give him better service and watch him go. IMO he is a genuinely classy player.

5: Let’s restore Eboue back to 1st choice RB. He isn’t a winger, but people often forget just how good he is at RB, Sagna’s form dipped over the last season and continues to be poor now. With the current injuries we have, Nasri, Wilshere & Rosicky must start if we want a creative midfield.

6: We don’t score enough. This may sound strange looking at our goal difference – but when you look at the amount of chances we create you have to say that if we had a higher shot to goal conversion rate we could walk the league. The last few times we played Chelsea, contrary to popular perception, we didn’t get played off the park. We had similar amounts of possession and similar amounts of shots on target; however they actually converted their shots on target. We still can’t shoot from outside the box. AW needs to learn that it is just as skilful for an individual to turn a defender, pivot and shoot from 25 yards out as it is for the team to collectively string a beautiful series of passes together and consequently score. We need to turn and shoot more – but that comes down to training.

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posted Sep 27, 2010

comment by Wazza v2wat (U13723217)
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Outplayed by a team that Wenger would usually label as thugs. Classic!
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When has AW dubbed WBA thugs?

In fact, have you even ever heard or seen many Gooners label WBA thugs?

Useful tip: Engage brain before posting!

Most people who know about football know that WBA have always tried to play football - even to their detriment (hence the ‘yo-yoing’).

@ comment by HonatSteel (U14396175)

You do WBA a disservice by labelling them a physical team, see the second paragraph of my reply to Wazza v2wat above.

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comment by Dawn (U14627681)

posted Sep 27, 2010

Get a life - Arsenal are a joy to watch. Leave Wenger alone, some of you talk like you think he doesnt love Arsenal as much as you do. Check in the dictionary what the word support means. Last but not least, Arsenal will be fired up to beat Chelsea too.

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posted Sep 27, 2010

nasri and wilshire can cover for fabregas. its the gk issue that needs sorted. we could have had schwarzer? why not given? sittin on the bench doing nothing bring him to the emirates

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