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comment by renoog (U13513755)

posted May 10, 2009

We're missing Gallas a lot, best defender by far. It's no coincidence we conceded bucketloads in the games he missed: Spurs (4-4), Man City (0-3), Liverpool (4-4) and Man Utd (1-3).

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posted May 10, 2009

what did gallas say about kolo?

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posted May 10, 2009

what the hell was fabianski doing?? and what did gallas say about kolo??

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comment by renoog (U13513755)

posted May 10, 2009

Not sure, are you referring to the interview Toure gave a couple of months ago about not being particularly friendly with Gallas?

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posted May 10, 2009

Why Arshavin is not playing? No one else can score.

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posted May 10, 2009

Arsenal's two most experienced player; Silvestre and Gallas are United & Chelsea rejects, Simples...

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posted May 10, 2009

silvestre yes, but mourinho didn't want to sell gallas.

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comment by renoog (U13513755)

posted May 10, 2009

Gallas is still a top class player, and considering Chelsea didn't want to sell him I wouldn't call him a "reject". They won 2 titles with him in the defence and haven't won any since.

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posted May 10, 2009

Neither have Arsenal.

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comment by renoog (U13513755)

posted May 10, 2009

I think you're missing the point...

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posted May 10, 2009

This result a blessing in disguise. Maybe procrastinating Wenger will be forced to open the cheque book properly this time!

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posted May 10, 2009

If this season can teach Arsene you cant win the title with kids, then i will call this a successful season. Even though we know Arsenals finances are tight but we have herd the board say many times if Wenger wants to spend the money is there.

Net spending over 5 years

Liverpool £82.5m
United £85.5m.
Chelsea £154.8m
Arsenal £3.4m

Spend the money get the experience challenge for titles.

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posted May 10, 2009

Wenger needs to wake up and realize the squad as it is now is simply not good enough when it comes to playing the big clubs at crucial points in the season. Arsenal just does not have what it takes to dig deep and beat the top clubs even when only playing for pride, it is really like watching men against boys. The squad does not require a lot of changes, 85% of the squad are perfect just pin point changes in the right location. All our smooth fluid passing means nothing is we cannot convert this into goals and winning matches. Changes are required in defense midfield and I think the strike force with take care of the rest. Well done to Chelsea, so far the clubs that beat us deserve their win. It is all about next season now.

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comment by sdownes (U2041864)

posted May 10, 2009

No the real Arsenal fans wont be going next season. Most hate the emirates. Most want Wenger out.

RIP WENGER

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posted May 10, 2009

In the last week, The Arsenal have shown how far they have fallen from grace since the 'good old days'. If The Arsenal expect to compete in the coming years, they have to spend big time.

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posted May 10, 2009

Diaby and Song... What a midfield duo!

Best thing to happen to Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool in years!

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posted May 10, 2009

Wenger needs to wake up and realize the squad as it is now is simply not good enough when it comes to playing the big clubs at crucial points in the season.
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We aren't, and he won't.

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comment by KWEKU1 (U6690811)

posted May 10, 2009

If Guus Hiddink would stay at the Bridge, not only would we collect more points from the other TOP FOUR boys, but also we would win some silverware. Somebody tell him to stay, PLEEEEEASE...

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posted May 10, 2009


Net spending over 5 years

Liverpool £82.5m
United £85.5m.
Chelsea £154.8m
Arsenal £3.4m

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Arsenal 3.4 mill? u sure?
didnt arshavin cost 15 mill, walcott 7 million, adebayor 8 million, sagna 6 million, nasri 10 million, van persie 3 million,

thats 49 million from players that came off the top of my head, and yes even then thats nothing compared to the other 3. just wanted to clear that up

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posted May 10, 2009

For every position in which we have a good player, we have another with a player who can't cut it at this level. Not good enough for a side with title aspirations.

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posted May 10, 2009

This team needs a complete overhaul starting from the keeper right to the centre forward. Lightweights such as Almunia, Silvestre, Denilson, Adebayor and Song need to be shipped out soon. Desperately in need of a no nonsense centre back and holding midfielder!

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posted May 10, 2009

UTD

It's net spending, just want to clear THAT up.

i.e. OUT
Henry, 16m
Pires ?
Vieira, 14m
Hleb, 12m?
Petit, £17m?
Lauren ?
Ljungberg ?

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posted May 10, 2009

Tell you what Gooners, bring back George Graham and let Wenger run your youth academy

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posted May 10, 2009

posted 2 Minutes Ago


Net spending over 5 years

Liverpool £82.5m
United £85.5m.
Chelsea £154.8m
Arsenal £3.4m

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Arsenal 3.4 mill? u sure?
didnt arshavin cost 15 mill, walcott 7 million, adebayor 8 million, sagna 6 million, nasri 10 million, van persie 3 million,

thats 49 million from players that came off the top of my head, and yes even then thats nothing compared to the other 3. just wanted to clear that up

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Look up "net spending"???

I.E. the amount of money spent minus the amount of money earned back.

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comment by sdownes (U2041864)

posted May 10, 2009

dont believe anything Arsenal say about money. They would steal it out your back pocket.

Just a bunch of bean counters who dont even support the club including Wenger.

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comment by Sean (U7126748)

posted May 10, 2009

comment by UTD-UFC (U13768543)
posted 3 Minutes Ago

Net spending over 5 years

Liverpool £82.5m
United £85.5m.
Chelsea £154.8m
Arsenal £3.4m

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Arsenal 3.4 mill? u sure?
didnt arshavin cost 15 mill, walcott 7 million, adebayor 8 million, sagna 6 million, nasri 10 million, van persie 3 million,

thats 49 million from players that came off the top of my head, and yes even then thats nothing compared to the other 3. just wanted to clear that up

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Net spending is quite dfferent from actual spending.

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posted May 10, 2009

Economics mean we wont go mad again in the summer, i agree in principle with his ideals that u should rn a club correctly.

We will sign 2 gys in the summer a defender and centre midfileder.

Injuries this year have shown our frailties in depth out forwards are set and fine with the exception of offloaing Adebayor IMO who since he signed his 4 Year 80k a week has done nothing except 1 goal vs Villareal.

Personally i wudda tried to get Senna from Villareal in the summer he wudda had 2-3 Years in him and it would have put a lot less strain on the guys who IMO ar filling in.

We dont need to spend big...

YOu will get typical fans from smaller north london clubs mentioning we havent won nothing for 4 years but then again we constanly finish 4th on a budget and produce great talent and decent football.

Yes im dissapointed but id rather be in our shoes with a great stadium,club running properly,not a revolving door for managers and a history that doesnt JUST invlove 1 carling cup final

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posted May 10, 2009

I pray th good Lord spare Arsenal from the stuborness of Arsene Wenger. Everybody knows what is wrong with the team. So, Wenger's claims are so wrong and invalid. As young and talented as they are, some will end up as subtitutes in Man U, Chelsea or Liverpool while others will be on transfer.

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comment by ttzz (U10870837)

posted May 10, 2009

in the last two or three seasons, chelsea have spent £5m a season+ player slaes.

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posted May 10, 2009

Net spending over 5 years

Liverpool £82.5m
United £85.5m.
Chelsea £154.8m
Arsenal £3.4m

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So you've spent as much as Ipswich and Crewe...problem is you've won as much over the same period.

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posted May 10, 2009

Arsenal played well, but scuffed up in terms of defending and scoring. Wenger needs a reality check, Arsenal play good football and i admire the young players but frankly you are wasting the talent if there is no experience in the team. May Hiddink please stay at Chelsea.

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comment by sdownes (U2041864)

posted May 10, 2009

ha ha what a load of nonsense... The big media master plan is coming apart at the seams and everyone can see through it.

The real arsenal fans wont have it and are walking away in their droves.....RIP WENGER

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posted May 10, 2009

The board should invest ,hill wood should go and let David Dein take over with Usmanov buying the club.This lockdown thing is utter nonsense.We need money now.We just buying players who are not good enough or they are injured for 1 year.This is a real mystery at Arsenal why our players are injured so much ? Walcott too weak he needs to be on steroids or ask rooney what he is taking.
We need to build this squad again and the board should resign they are just making money on the fans head.

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posted May 10, 2009

Bring back David Dean and i don't care if the russian comes to Arsenal at lease he actually supports Arsenal and will put us back on the trail to sucess! As for Wenger i am losing my faith in him or is this a wenger plan to get his old mate back Mr Dean!?

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posted May 10, 2009

I donít think Wenger should go out and spend just for the hell of it, like the spuds or city, I like his policies on spending but he needs to make sure that the core squad is good enough and hard enough to win that big critical match. Once we have that no nonsense squad we can always sure it up with youths. There are clubs in the PL that offload a ton of cash every season and achieve nothing but mediocrity every season. A lot of these clubs are proof that over spending means nothing, we are not talking about over spending but bringing in 2 or 3 key players, in the right location. This squad is good enough to take us to 4th in the PL and the semis in the CL and with a little change we could have a squad to take us all the way.

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posted May 10, 2009

NOW do people see why Chelsea so rightly got rid of Scolari? We would have lost this match and probably ended mid table this season had he stayed. :-/

So much for Arsenal's "beautiful" attacking football, it doesn't seem to be getting you very far eh? Chelsea play better football than Arsenal. Fact. Thats why we just spanked you at home.

The more the media and pretty much everybody hates Chelsea, the sweeter it makes results like this :)

Please, continue the hating.

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comment by KWEKU1 (U6690811)

posted May 10, 2009

If Guus Hiddink would stay at the Bridge, not only would we collect more points from the other TOP FOUR boys, but also we would win some silverware. Somebody tell him to stay, PLEEEEEASE...

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comment by Mr Red (U10668896)

posted May 10, 2009

omment by goldenchelseafab (U9505104)
posted 10 Minutes Ago
Arsenal played well, but scuffed up in terms of defending and scoring. Wenger needs a reality check, Arsenal play good football and i admire the young players but frankly you are wasting the talent if there is no experience in the team. May Hiddink please stay at Chelsea.
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played well but scuffed up in defending and scoring. what else is there to do in a game?

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posted May 10, 2009

comment by ttzz (U10870837)

in the last two or three seasons, chelsea have spent £5m a season+ player slaes.

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It does not matter if you tell them that, they all just still blindly believe that we spend far more than anyone else, dont deserve anything, oh yeah and we are the root of all evil in football.

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posted May 10, 2009

posted 2 Minutes Ago



So much for Arsenal's "beautiful" attacking football, it doesn't seem to be getting you very far eh? Chelsea play better football than Arsenal. Fact. Thats why we just spanked you at home.
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Oh god im sure some people post on a whim of emotion

Yes Chelsea play free flowing fantastic football im sure any team fan other than a chelsea fan woudl probably scoff at the above comment.

Chelsea deserved their victory today but a comment like that above is laughable

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comment by Alex (U13841605)

posted May 10, 2009

usmanov should be saying to wenger either spend or get out. his excuse is that there are not any good players out there on the cheap. BULL. wenger pays for scouts to tell him there is a 16 year old playin for barca who has great potential when he could just turn on the tv and see he could sign kevin davies for 8 mil or owen for free or gattuso for 5 mil or martins for free

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posted May 10, 2009

comment by Leo2308 (U13832188)

we are the root of all evil in football.
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But we are! Everyone who turned on the telly to see some goals this afternoon would have had their day completely ruined. 4 goals against Arsenal, what a deplorable thought.

RIP football, we have destroyed it..

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posted May 10, 2009

comment by stepover7 (U13841605)

posted 1 Minute Ago

usmanov should be saying to wenger either spend or get out.
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He doesnt own the club so he cant

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted May 10, 2009

Arsenal just need to get 3 or 4 'hard' players in their team, and they should reap the rewards. They have skillful, flair players in bucketloads, what they need now is 1 or 2 of no-nonsense central defenders, and the same of hard tackling midfielders. You can't win every match playing fantasy football, and when Arsenal are struggling, they are so soft that they can't battle their way to victories. All great teams have a mixture of flair players and those that do the 'donkey work', and I find it difficutl to understand why Wenger has failed to recognise this - he's seen the famous Arsenal back 4 from the past, the likes of Viera, Parlour, Ljungberg, Bergkamp etc, players of varying skill, but tough players all the same. Look at Utd - we have some 'flair only' players, but also the likes of Rooney, Vidic, Anderson, Fletcher, Park etc, who do loads of running as well as being tough players. And for a team of Arsenal's stature, the type of player they need usually don't break the bank balance, and selling someone like Adebayor could probably get you 3 players of the type that you need.

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posted May 10, 2009

It just sums up the season to have good energy, possession and passing but only to be outdone by weak defending, no leadership and no resolve after Drogba dived his way to the first goal. Surely Wenger can't continue smiling at press conferences when he says 'we are super outsiders' Arshavin's experience has been vital this season for the whole team, he's already been skipper once, so get some more in the areas we really need it!

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posted May 10, 2009

erm a very poor result !!!! worst than the man u effort time MR Wenger for a complete and utter rethink, this does not make good reading im afraid !

NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!

cut the spin and the hype coz its annoying me big time ! <steam>

" who ever wants it more " and chelsea will be
"far more wounded "

this hype about this team is just not going to work for much longer.

they play like a bunch of losers! and loose they will

very angry gooner

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posted May 10, 2009

Great result for my team Chelsea after the Wednesday debacle. A special thanks to the Arsenal fans for booing our players and not getting behind your own. Negative support always helps us, Well done to the gooners you inspired us !

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posted May 10, 2009

comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted 3 Minutes Ago

Arsenal just need to get 3 or 4 'hard' players in their team, and they should reap the rewards. They have skillful, flair players in bucketloads, what they need now is 1 or 2 of no-nonsense central defenders, and the same of hard tackling midfielders. You can't win every match playing fantasy football, and when Arsenal are struggling, they are so soft that they can't battle their way to victories. All great teams have a mixture of flair players and those that do the 'donkey work', and I find it difficutl to understand why Wenger has failed to recognise this - he's seen the famous Arsenal back 4 from the past, the likes of Viera, Parlour, Ljungberg, Bergkamp etc, players of varying skill, but tough players all the same. Look at Utd - we have some 'flair only' players, but also the likes of Rooney, Vidic, Anderson, Fletcher, Park etc, who do loads of running as well as being tough players. And for a team of Arsenal's stature, the type of player they need usually don't break the bank balance, and selling someone like Adebayor could probably get you 3 players of the type that you need.
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Totally agree..

Id sell Gallas/Adebayor

We need a top Centre midfielder who can take the load off of Cesc Fabregas

Nasri is as annoying as he is good hes played well in patches..Maybe next season we will see better things

Id like us to bring in a centre back in the Vidic/Terry mode

I think at left and right back we are spot on...

I like Arshavin and Walcott balance and Im 100 % convinced tat RVP and Adebayor dont get on

Id like to see Nasri or Ashavin play off of a decent target man

Adebayor Drifts too wide..

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posted May 10, 2009

and to think we have to play Man U this team has completely and utterly hoodwinked us all!

this post match rubbish has to stop!

perhaps if they were not at discos dropping thier trousers they just might perform on the pitch which after all is why they are at Arsenal or am i missing something?

absolutely disgracefull!!

transfer the dam lot of them!

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comment by Roy (U12747248)

posted May 10, 2009

Arsenal are short in many areas on the pitch. Their keepers are not big or strong enough at this level. Further, they do not have one world class defender. Gallas was once in this mould, but his attitude negates any footballing attributes he may have. Toure has been poor for the best part of 4 years and cannot perform with either Gallas, Silvestre or anyone else at the club. Sagna is a good player, but is not excellent. Clichy is the only player that might command a starting position at the other 3 clubs.

In midfield, the team are at their worst. Denilson, Song and Diaby are unsure of their roles. They have no direction, killer instinct or any physical presence, though Diaby is a big lad. Further, on the wings, there are good players such as Nasri, Walcott and Ashavin, but again, slight, slender players who overplay and over complicate things.

Football is about scoring and though it is commendable that they try to play the right way, Arsenal are in fact very predictable and ironically, quite boring. Too many teams in the league, and not just the elite, find it relatively easy to avoid defeat against Arsenal. They have failed to win 17 games from 36 this season. That is virtually 50% of their matches.

The problem is that they have no variation, and are the total opposite of the team that won the league 5 years ago. There is no real pace, power, size and finishing. They have an unbalanced team, which is heavily skewed towards small, slender players such as Cesc, Nasri, Ashavin and Walcott. This will not do in the English premier league and by default, the champions league given that eventually, they will lose out to their counterparts from England.

Wenger ought to be applauded for the teams he has created over 13 years, but he is in danger of harming his legacy by persisting with players who are short of the excellence of their last decent team.

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