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by AuHasardBendtner (U9797216) 24 October 2010
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The result is and it's consequences. There were two contrasting styles on show today. Our neat and technical approach to the game against City's powerful and athletic one. For years now we've been coming off second best in these encounters and pundits and fans have correctly remarked upon the lack of physical power in our squad against these teams. City, like Chelsea were physically too strong for us. Not just that, but they were also mentally stronger than us too. You could see it clearly. Arsenal players and supporters alike had begun to believe they could not win these games.

But that has all changed today with this result. I fully expect us to use this result as a springboard and go on to enter our next big gmatch genuinely believing we can beat the opposition. Mentally, we have made massive strides today. Onwards and upwards folks.

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posted Oct 25, 2010

school let you out early bujubanter?

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Sorry to disappoint, I'm a bit too old to be lured into the back of a van with your bag of sweeties.

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posted Oct 25, 2010

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Glad to see the ref was man enough to send a City player off. The ref last season wasn't man enough to send off Adebayor when we had the momentum at 1-1. However I do feel the ref was trying to compensate for that red by constantly booking Arsenal players.

"For years now we've been coming off second best in these encounters". This is a myth. It was only last season that we struggled against the big sides. The season before that we beat Chelski away, Manu at home and scored 4 at Liverpool. People have short memories ''

You have stolen my thunder. BTW the ref that failed to send off Adebayor for the RVP incident@ 1-1 last season, was none other that Mark Clattenburg the same ref who was supposedly pro- Arsenal yesterday.

Regarding Mancini's assertion that we would have lost against 11 players he should ask Vieira & Kolo Toure how many times the Arsenal teams they played in were a man down yet still won more often than not.
I thought City played well & it wasn't until our 3rd goal that i began to rest easy. Mainly because the still rusty Djourou made me nervous.

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Glad to see the ref was man enough to send a City player off. The ref last season wasn't man enough to send off Adebayor when we had the momentum at 1-1. However I do feel the ref was trying to compensate for that red by constantly booking Arsenal players.

"For years now we've been coming off second best in these encounters". This is a myth. It was only last season that we struggled against the big sides. The season before that we beat Chelski away, Manu at home and scored 4 at Liverpool. People have short memories ''

You have stolen my thunder. BTW the ref that failed to send off Adebayor for the RVP incident@ 1-1 last season, was none other that Mark Clattenburg the same ref who was supposedly pro- Arsenal yesterday.

Regarding Mancini's assertion that we would have lost against 11 players he should ask Vieira & Kolo Toure how many times the Arsenal teams they played in were a man down yet still won more often than not.
I thought City played well & it wasn't until our 3rd goal that i began to rest easy. Mainly because the still rusty Djourou made me nervous.
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posted Oct 25, 2010

Neither team has a chance of winning the league, Arsenal have yet to go and lose to CHelsea and MU again, as they most likely will as they are about as solid as a web teabag at the back and cant mix it up, and a player cant be sent off against em every game, almost though, citeh, just will not be consistent enough, arsenal, no solidity in midfield whatsoever and an average defence and poor keepers

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posted Oct 25, 2010

"For years now we've been coming off second best in these encounters". This is a myth. It was only last season that we struggled against the big sides. The season before that we beat Chelski away, Manu at home and scored 4 at Liverpool. People have short memories ''

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posted Oct 25, 2010


they are a failing when you do "triangle passes" against the big teams and fail to get a result.

your "triangle passes" have been tried against chelsea and man utd year in year out and they have proved ineffective. Truth or not?

they proved EFFECTIVE yesterday BUT against ten men for 85 mins

and you say our first team isnt better than yours then you describe the exact things that make it better than your first team.

stronger and better mental strength.

so that does make it better than your first team.

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I agree that our passing game can be a hindrance-but only when we choose a pass over a shot. Yesterday our passing game sliced them open, and enabled us to score three goals. There was evidence of over-elaboration but i think we are starting to cut it out.

And i meant that, in terms of technical and footballing quality, Arsenal are ahead of Chelsea. But our lack of mental strength means we don't often play to our potential whereas your strong mental strength means you are consistent, thereby winning most games.

Wait till our game at the emirates, if we both have full teams and Chelsea win, i will strip naked and run around chelsea's training ground proclaiming chelsea the better team

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posted Oct 25, 2010

This is a myth. It was only last season that we struggled against the big sides. The season before that we beat Chelski away, Manu at home and scored 4 at Liverpool. People have short memories.

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We beat Scolari's Chelsea. Different proposition. How many times have we beaten Chelsea all in all in recent years? We were suffering a psychological hurdle when playing the big teams. United have had us in their pocket for the most part, barring that result. Last season we outplayed them at OT and still managed to lose. We've also matured quite alot as a team and this result can only propel us onto better things.

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Beating Chelsea at their ground is difficult no matter who the manager is. Also, although we don't have a good record against them in recent years it is partly because, although he is a great player, Drogba has scored a few illegitimate goals against us.

The difference between Chelsea and Arsenal when we play each other is simple. They have Drogba and we don't have RVP.

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posted Oct 26, 2010

City would have won if Boyata had not been red carde

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posted Oct 26, 2010

Look its not Arsenal's fault you have a stupid player with no brains that made that stupid tackle. Even your manager must be stupid to have played him. Get over it - YOU LOST smiley

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