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As gutting as it is not to see The Arsenal lift the cup especially after the way the team has fought to earn the place in the final i believe they did us proud... A young squad with very little first team experiance and virtually no cup final experiance against a team of world class internationals... Today i am as proud as ever to be a Goonerand believe that what we have seen today is the future of the prem at the feet of out youngsters....
Every Arsenal fan should be proud of our team today. We played Chelski off the park, Maureen is talking shit when he said they dominated. He needs to look at the stats,(below) what an idiot. I wish we would have taken just ONE of our many chances in the 1st half, we could've killed them and been 2 or even 3-0 up b4 halftime. And just a little bit more concentration to at LEAST keep it 1-0 before the break, but all in all our kids were brilliant (but we need to get rid of Almunia)The stats are below for ANYONE who thinks I'm incorrect about how ARSENAL dominated chelski.
Chelsea Team Statistics Arsenal
2 Goals 1
1 1st Half Goals 1
3 Shots on Target 6
6 Shots off Target 4
4 Blocked Shots 6
2 Corners 6
15 Fouls 12
9 Offsides 1
4 Yellow Cards 3
1 Red Cards 2
83.1 Passing Success 85.5
34 Tackles 23
73.5 Tackles Success 78.3
48.8 Possession 51.2
36.8 Territorial Advantage 63.2
The forward unit ripped Chelski apart in the first half. Some killer finishing would have sealed the game for us. they played without fear and it was great to watch. Great build and finish for Theo's goal.
Inevitably Chelski came back at us and shaded it overall.
Our defensive unit somewhat lacking when the chips were down.
What fantastic prospects for the future though. We have a ready made team to fill the boots of the current "1st" team.
Whereas Chelski will have to go out and buy another one.
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Im an extremely proud gooner too, not coz of the brawl but coz of the guts our young players showed, they played so well and gave chelsea a hell of a match!! that is something truly to be proud of.
I dont feel there's any reason to feel ashamed at our performance today coz we did better than ne 1 ever expected and that shows true heart..
Also really happy that theo stepped up when we really needed him. Hopefully hell continue with this form..
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they are the best they proved it today.. tell me any other team that would or could field there reserves..your talking bollocks mate..theres only a few premiership teams that can field a reserve side and play as good like arsenal. check the facts..before you spout off saying all teams are developing a youth side.