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Arsenal 0 - 2 Chelsea

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posted Oct 3, 2010

If I was you i'd post this article tomorrow morning so it doesn't get lost between all the 12 year olds saing they want Wenger out. ok

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posted Oct 3, 2010

Alex goal was brilliant...what a strike....

Besides that we played well....we closed down and roughed it up in midfield.

In truth I don't think we are that far behind Chelsea then people think..

We had 3 top players out in Fabregas, RVP and Walcott....if we had them we may have seen a better result for us....

Chelsea though are not champions for nothing....They defend and counter great...

I think if Alex didn't score we would have nicked a goal......

But it happened and to blame Wenger (which seems to be the trend everytime we lose) is pathetic.....

No matter what Chelsea fans say, they had the money to build the team...we didn't and relied on shrewed buys and youth......with what we spent to Chelsea is like my wages to Drogba's...But we still compete.....and we will be back.............

I still believe.......because Arsenal are my team......and always will be......

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posted Oct 3, 2010

It was Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal.....a severely injury weakened Arsenal (entrie spine of team missing) losing to a massively financially doped Chelsea side....not exactly as difficult to predict as next week's lottery numbers !! doh

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posted Oct 3, 2010

comment by manuel almunia keeps loreal in business (U14467579)
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i thought we played well. malouda should of been off for stamping on sagna essien's tackle on diaby wasnt much better. song should of got a fk just before chelsea 1st goal. had a couple decent claims for a pen aswell. theirs definately reason to be optimistic

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This is the reason most people prob think about giving up on these boards - just stick your hand up and say we lost and should have done better. Arsenal have nothing upfront - Wengers fault for not bringing anyone in for 2/3 seasons (this isnt a new problem). Bit more grit in the middle than normal but still your grit players seem to be made of glass. Arsenal do play very good football but little or no end product without Fab and Van Persie.

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posted Oct 3, 2010

fair play to Chelsea. top result and a top team.

Arsenal need a CF to help out with a goal threat, but overall i thought we did well, when i consider we were away at the best team in the league (and champions) and we played some decent stuff and looked like we would not get bullied again.

that said, i could tell from early on that Arsenal would have the lions share of the ball, and Chelsea would defend well, and attack well.

they have the best scoring record, and the fewest goals conceded this season.

we now have 2 weeks to get ourselves together.

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posted Oct 3, 2010

I think Arsenal fans wish they had some of the steel that the likes of Campbell,Keown,Vierra.

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posted Oct 3, 2010

"I think Arsenal fans wish they had some of the steel that the likes of Campbell,Keown,Vierra."

Nope happy with the current team - just wish for fewer injuries and for other clubs to stop being doped !

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posted Oct 3, 2010

I see that Microsoft's Excel 2010 has already had an update, thenwinkeye

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posted Oct 3, 2010

I think Arsenal fans wish they had some of the steel that the likes of Campbell, Keown, Vieria.
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despite others comments, I would love us to have some of the steel of old.

we were not bullied as badly as we have been today, but we have some clumsy players in the MF and not really anyone who has the steel for that role.

we also need a CF badly.

all in all, a bad day. but I think fans should assess at the halfway mark. we have had some tough away games out the way. lets move on and try and get some momentum.

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posted Oct 3, 2010

all in all, a bad day. but I think fans should assess at the halfway mark. we have had some tough away games out the way. lets move on and try and get some momentum.
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Wenger-esque spin, I claim my free sherbert dip, the highest placed teams you played today (as it currently stood afore yer humbling) was Premier new boys...WBA and Holloways lot.

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posted Oct 3, 2010

What do you guys think of Bent or Carew?

Wenger seem to have a prefered type of goal-scorers in the mould of young Anelka, Henry, Bergkamp, Adebayo, etc. These guys scored with beauty, touched the leather with grace.

But Bent, Carew and other guys around will run the ball at you with power like Drogs. Until Wenger wakes up that the EPL today is not like as he dreams and wants everyone else to play to his style, Arsenal is not going to win anything

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posted Oct 3, 2010

all in all, a bad day. but I think fans should assess at the halfway mark. we have had some tough away games out the way. lets move on and try and get some momentum.
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Wenger-esque spin, I claim my free sherbert dip, the highest placed teams you played today (as it currently stood afore yer humbling) was Premier new boys...WBA and Holloways lot.
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no, you are right mate, we should assess the season before the 8th game! doh

we have had Liverpool opening day away, Blackburn, sunderland and your lot away from home.

bit of perspective aye.

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posted Oct 3, 2010

we have had Liverpool opening day away, Blackburn, sunderland and your lot away from home.

bit of perspective aye.

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Eye, but let's not rest on ye olde history and assume that teams "deemed" to be harder to beat than others have a higher footing, and treat those teams we encounter as an equal afore a ball is played in the upcoming fixture, eye.

After all, it was only West Brom, Wigan, Wham, Blackpool we "played" in pre-season afore our season got "officially" underway last weeklaugh

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Wilkins doesnt half come out with some rubbish. The players won it for Ancelotti apparently. No i dont think so Butch. i think it was for their win bonus more like.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

lol @ wilkins. i agree he does come out with some krap now and again laugh bless him

same old story with arsenal. they try and play little passes in and around the box. this wont work when you have the defence of chelsea.

is wenger thick or what?

how many years is he gna keep applying the same tactics against chelsea. why doesnt he tell his players to cross the ball in the box.you had about 3/4 opportunities to score from crosses into the box and you were more dangerous that way than the pretty little football you play with no end product.ARGHHH!! why dont you guys ever Fkcinnn Shoot. why doesnt wenger tell his players to toughen up. arsenal players need to man up more. ur club is a joke. every arsenal player who goes down after a tackle is injured for 6 weeks.

if 3 arsenal attackers were alone in the penalty area with CECH, i bet even then they would do stupid triangle passes and still end up failing to score. its becoming a joke now. put the Fkcinn ball in the back of the Fkcing NET. its not hard.

you cant use youth as a reason for not winning anything either.

i guaratee man utd will steamroll you over aswell just as chelsea did. chelsea are like a sponge. they can soak up all that pressure. they can take 88mins of your pretty passing with no end product and still end up 2-0 winners.

its frustrating when your arsenal shareholders are filling up thier fatpockets even more and wenger wont even spend 3million on a bloody good goalkeeper.

its a joke.

you gotta decide. do you want to be a football club who wins trophies or a business who makes millions of pounds of profit but has no trophies..

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Bruce Buck Is A Legend -

Oh deary me, what game were you exactly watching yesterday? doh We outplayed you for most of the game FACT. All the crowd saw it, we all saw it on the telly and even the pundits admitted it last night.

We had chance after chance after chance, Cech pulled out two great saves to deny Arshavin twice and if we were better in front of goal, then your team would have had no reply. You never created anything meaningful in the fist 45 minutes, until you scored against the run of play.

Fair play you won, and both goals were top draw - but get off your high horse and smell the coffee and stop patting yourself on the back to hard, as the season has just started and its early doors.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

comment by Montegooner (U14344187)
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As i said . chelsea were like a sponge. soaking up all your pretty lil passes around our penalty box with NO END PRODUCT. pundits can say what they want. doesnt change the scoreline does it?

doesnt change the fact that you had the ball for about 80 mins and still couldnt score.

doesnt change the fact that chelsea scored a goal then sat back and relaxed then scored again and then sat back and relaxed.

are you even too thick to realise that wenger gets his tactics wrong against chelsea and man utd. you cant beat chelsea and man utd by playing pretty football which only works against some teams now winkeye (LOL WEST BROM, bet u were one of the ones on here saying chelsea had a easy fixture against westbrom

doesnt it frustrate you that you can pass the ball around for god knows how long and still fail to score. the match could have gone on for 180 minutes and you still wouldnt have scored. not on my high horse. just saying what i see.

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comment by Mongo (U1060723)

posted Oct 4, 2010

The FACT is that Chelsea had the majority of possession and had more shots on target. To claim Arsenal outplayed Chelsea is disingenuous; everyonr knows you can let Arsenal tart around with the ball, they rarely do much with against good sides and lack a killer instinct.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Bruce Buck Is A Legend -

Are you also too thick to know yours and our history? and that until Abramovich came you could not buy a win against Arsenal! You were our whipping boys, and only when he pumped billions into your club could you buy managers/players/fans - fair play you started doing things on the pitch since then. But remember your manners, and stop trying to sell your opinion as fact!

Which was you scored twice - but we were the better football team!

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posted Oct 4, 2010

comment by Montegooner (U14344187)
posted 1 Minute Ago

Bruce Buck Is A Legend -

Are you also too thick to know yours and our history? and that until Abramovich came you could not buy a win against Arsenal! You were our whipping boys, and only when he pumped billions into your club could you buy managers/players/fans - fair play you started doing things on the pitch since then. But remember your manners, and stop trying to sell your opinion as fact!

Which was you scored twice - but we were the better football team!

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I agree, but 5 years is too long for a manager of a top 4 football club to turn a blind eye to such an obvious problem - we are not strong or clinical enough.

Chamakh proved yesterday he is not a natural finisher (something we have been lacking for years) and Chelsea's defence and midfield were too strong for the scoreline to be affected.

Wenger needs to fix it.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

excuse the spelling mistakes in my last post. i was getting riled up too much by brainwashed arsenal fans

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Bruce Buck Is A Legend -

So by your reasoning Germany were the better team in '74 by beating Holland in the final? Switzerland were better than Spain because they beat them 1-0 in the group stage this time round? To not run off a longer list - Come on man really, no I mean really smell the coffee!

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Arsenal fans are living in denial, Chelsea looked like scoring every time we attacked. We had the ball in the net three times, the two that were given were exquisite finishes. Anelka's miss was the contrary but we could've had ven more if it wasn't for the heroics of Fabianski making great saves from Essien, Cole and Drogba. Arsenal had two clear chances both fluffed, perhaps on a par with the header Essien headed wide for us. To sum it all up Chelsea's defence and attack was superior. Arsenal tip-tapped around for twenty minutes in the second half but Chelsea dealt with it. The possession was 52 Chelsea and 48 Arsenal and we had almost all of the goal scoring threat. Arsenal were like a gummy dog trying to chew a bone. I'm sorry but until Wenger man's up and admits Chelsea are a better team, he is going to look a fool ad continually get mauled. The statistics over the past few years don't lie, he is a sore loser and it is spreading to his supporters.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

MONTEGOONER

so you are saying switzerland did not deserve anything from the spain match. they had a plan. they executed it and they got 3 points .job done.

spain had a plan. tried to execute it but didnt work.

arsenal had a plan yesterday. tried to execute it but didnt work.

chelsea have had a blueprint plan for beating arsenal for 3/4 years now.

if wenger actually realised that maybe playing a bit more dirtier(not fouling or anything) and rougher and more ruthlessness in front of goal will be beneficial for you guys doh

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Bruce Buck Is A Legend -

Your saying the team that the best team always wins! and for me thats a stupid statement. The best team does not always win - this is FACT. Your team are more ruthless in front of goal and Drogba although very dirty has an eye where the net is. I would hope our boys would also go for the jugular more, but if you are a footballing person you should know that passing is part of the beautiful game, not lobby it up from the back to get your 6 foot striker to muscle the defender and score. Thats ugly!

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Arsenal simply aren't good enough to deal with Chelsea at the current moment. I've even heard the injuries excuse used..well we were missing Lampard, Boswinga, Kalou and Benayoun and we got on with it. I can really understand the disappointment but the unobjective criticising of a team that simply whoops your butt as the yanks would say...and that's the way it seems to the world. You can say the only differnce is Drogba,two goals, you have a bad keeper blah blah blah.....it's never ending. The history books will record the winners and the stats show the goals scored and who scored them...that's the story. You guys love a glorious defeat!

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posted Oct 4, 2010

comment by Montegooner (U14344187)

is that how we score against you. "lobby it up from the back to our 6 foot striker".

i gotta ask you the same question you asked me

what game were you watching?

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Beautiful football my aunt fanny..boring boring possession followed by wayward shooting against top teams. Chelsea's attacker looked exciting quick and dangerous, that's what people pay to see. Arsenal were all foreplay and no penetration....premature

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Bruce Buck Is A Legend -

Buy the DVD of the game and come back to me once you've actually watched it! It seems you watched it through blue spec glasses!

I'm not one bit annoyed with Chelsea, you play like that all the time, unforgettable. But I am annoyed with our team and hope we can sure things up at the back to not get a repeat performance again! steam

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Arsenal played like Stoke, Hull and all those so-called "anti-football teams" (they like to call 'em) for twenty or so minutes with their pressing and snapping at our heels and in the face attitude, then they went back to type.

In fact, not since Wenger went to Cardiff and parked his spreadsheet collection to deny Man U and lift his last trophy, have we been treated to the sheer hypocrisy on an even grander scale from the nomadslaugh

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posted Oct 4, 2010

As a gunner, kudos to Chelsea for the win. They were dangerous on the counter and our defender had problem holding Didier down. Arsenal defenders played well though. Koscieny and Squillaci are new to the EPL and this was their first time going against Didier and Chelsea. We lacked the killer instinct in front of goal because most of our first team players (Cesc, Walcott, Vermaelen, Ramsey and Van Persie) are injured and were not on the field. Even with that, Arsenal out played Chelsea at Stanford bridge for the majority of the game. Arsenal played very well yesterday. If our injured players can get fit and play majority of the games this season, I believe Arsenal can win the EPL title this season. On another note, Arsene needs to bench Arshavin and play Vela. Arshavin is not playing well this season and is not giving the team the 110% effort required. He lacked sharpness yesterday and failed to close the gap to block Alex’s strike leading to the 2nd goal.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Someone wrote that arshavin should have close the gap to block alex shot, thats so funny.. its a freekick you are not suppose to close gap so also if he suceeded in blocking that shot he will probably be in a hospital by now.
Arsenal fans need to understand this, football in a way is more like boxing, if your opponent is picking his punches landing it in the proper spot and all you do is just throwing jabs all over you will end up losing. They talked about outplaying Chelsea yesterday but lost the history books doesn't record tapping the ball around, putting the ball in the net is all that matters.
Is only an insane manager that will want to tip-tap with arsenal when he can hit you on a brake and win the game and its also a way of conserving energy.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

Couldn,t see the game yesterday as we had our last match with the b team, drew 2-2 which left us 2nd.only bad thing was lost 6 points &22 goals as one team was drop from the series after not turning up for three games.
From what i,ve been reading seemed to have been end to end game ,just wondering is it the same story for arsenal good build up to the box then the last decision to shoot or pass, seems to be a problem for you the last couple of seasons, good result for us though.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

The original post was one of the most realistic and genuine assessments I have seen from an Arsenal fan.

Most of the rest posted later by Gooners is pretty daft.

You guys really don't get it right????

You did well to get about Chelsea early on, you created a couple of decent headed opportunities and a couple of long range efforts from Arshavin - and failed to score with any (or indeed even hit the target with half of them!). Did you dominate the game? No - the stats say you had 48% possession. In fact the only stats you did dominate were shots of target and fouls comitted.

It was Groundhog day fella's. We sat back and allowed you to pass it to death in centre midfield, confident, as the game showed, that you were unlikely to create many chances. Then as sure as night follows day, we know you will fail to defend properly and conceed goals.

You are going on about headers from Koscielny and Chamak, and a couple of long range efforts from Arshavin. Well we had one on one chances from Cole, Anelka (Anelka was even one on none and put it wide), Essien and Drogba, and a free header from Essien which he put over. Fabianski made way more good saves that Cech.

Nothing has changed since last year for you. There is much to admire about your club and football, but you will not dominate Chelsea or Utd with Wenger in charge.

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posted Oct 4, 2010

top comment maddogcfc (U13740649)
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posted Oct 4, 2010

If the game boiled down to taking real chances created, Chelsea would've beaten Arsenal about 5 or 6 goals to 2. Wenger can never acknowledge that the better team won. He thinks we should sit back and allow his team to attack and he always has a pop at the referee. I feel for the Arsenal fans who buy his excuses. He is a great manager at teaching players to pass and move but he lacks defensive know how in the big games. I still hope Arsenal beat United and City and stay in the hunt. It makes the league more exciting.

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posted Oct 6, 2010

comment by LondonsFinestClub (U11217560)
posted Yesterday

If the game boiled down to taking real chances created, Chelsea would've beaten Arsenal about 5 or 6 goals to 2. Wenger can never acknowledge that the better team won. He thinks we should sit back and allow his team to attack and he always has a pop at the referee. I feel for the Arsenal fans who buy his excuses. He is a great manager at teaching players to pass and move but he lacks defensive know how in the big games. I still hope Arsenal beat United and City and stay in the hunt. It makes the league more exciting.

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Nonsense. Arsenal created far more chances, we would have nailed you if we had a fit and in-form Van Persie up front.

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posted Oct 6, 2010

nah, you needed fabregas to really cause us any trouble, we had the better chances, and we actually did something with them, and we had direct passing, instead of wasting the time with fancy aimless passing around the pitch, without it going anywhere. Arseanl spent too much time making life difficult for us in midfield -closing us down, but on a goalscoring angle, they were chasing shadows. Chelsea were always and quite clearly are the superior team

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posted Oct 6, 2010

Nonsense. Arsenal created far more chances, we would have nailed you if we had a fit and in-form Van Persie up front.
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1. go back and watch the game again (if you can bear to), and count the actual real goal scoring chances - you'll find you are wrong!

2. "A fully fit and in-form Van Persie" a mythical creature I believe. Maybe you should try signing a unicorn, or Legolas of the Woodland Realm - to go with all the hobbits you play in midfield.

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