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Govinda that would be nice but ask yourself this question would he swap Bayern for arsenal? I don't think so this is the same guy that was taking shots at arsenal for not winning silverware for 8 years
- Reply to MCMXCIX Apr 28, 2013 08:11
You are right, Govinda. Most of City's problems are down to Mancini's management incompetency. He needs go for them to progress.
Another manager who should have a big question mark on his head is Wenger for me. The minimum requirement for Wenger today is 3 points, anything less and he can fvck right off (imho). A win for Arsenal may be of little importance in the greater scheme of things as most observers /pundits would be keen to remind us that we only beat Man U because they have nothing to play for and I don't blame them for holding such view at all. For Wenger to still keep his job at the end of this season, he needs to demonstrate through his team selection this afternoon that he still has the tactical nous to defeat a team I consider I personally don't rate at all despite winning the title this season.
Most people on here think that I'm a Wenger sheep but in actual fact I'm a realist who wants the very best for Arsenal and 'the very best' in my view isn't scraping for top 4 finish in what has been a poor championship in recent seasons. Arsenal can do better than that if we get our acts together.
A couple of seasons ago, Roberto Martinez's team lost 9-1 at WHL but the same Martinez almost did the double over Spurs this season save for good fortune on Spurs' side. Now that's a manager who learns from his past mistakes. Martinez nullified all Spurs' threats in the game against them yesterday and reduced them to feeding on scraps through his tactical know-how.
I don't care how Wenger achieves the result today as his record against Fergie has been very poor in recent years, but the 3 points at stake should always be the minimum requirement for Arsenal, especially ON OUR OWN PATCH.
perfect time to play utd who have nothing to play for & have spent most of this week out late at night partying. i expect arsenal to win this. u will want it much more than utd. just like last week we wanted it much more than city. i expect utd to be complacent. hopefully im proved wrong & utd are as determinded as ever! il go for a 2-1 goons win. & chelsea to win by 3 against the swans!
the Sun is a rag, but no scousers accept Liverpool's yob element of the time. robbing tickets rushing gates , fighting and maiming people with stanley knives had any bearing on the Hillsbrough or Hsysel incidents.
Just read the report on yahoo here that Swansea were lacklustre v Chelski and Ashley Williams was and I quote "awful". Do we really want this guy joining up with two other ex Swansea duds Joe Allen and Borini ?
For the most part United's chances were on the break and the only goal scored was from a penalty that should not have been.
Arsenal were the team with most to lose and under most pressure because of that. The more relaxed and confident United could not manage to gain the win,therefore losing all chance of the Chelsea record.
Mourinhos Chelsea, the last truly great team since the 'invincibles'.
a) one bad game
b) joe Allen was our joint player of the season til November
c) I presume that your source of info is the papers which also say Wenger wants him. Wenger can spot a player can he not?
d) Swansea were lacklustre, perhaps it was because they have nothing to play for whereas Chelsea aren't guaranteed the CL yet
"For the most part United's chances were on the break"
...And? Arsenal certainly dominated possession, if that's what you're getting at, but did less with it.
"and the only goal scored was from a penalty that should not have been."
You're trying to argue that penalty was unfair? Sagna missed the ball, took out RVP's feet. Looked quite clear to me, certainly on the replays.
Oh, wait, silly me. It was a United penalty. Of course it shouldn't have been. Sorry, I forgot.
"Mourinhos Chelsea, the last truly great team since the 'invincibles'."
Ladies and gentlemen, the perfect example of ABU.
Colin, I get you don't rate Williams, but for the life of me I don't understand why you still link any potential transfer a bad idea because he comes from Swansea.
Also I am curious about what you thought of Borini on Saturday? Like it or not, but I think the odds are he'll be with us next term, and I still maintain that due to an injury plagued season we've not seen what he can actually do, but was it just a lucky goal on Saturday?
Loki, totally agree with you. In fact, its a treat to watch him play. his vision and weight of the pass is exceptional. He creates chance from almost nowhere and some of the chances he created are beyond our imagination too... This guy is out of the world. He is the best in terms of creating chances and that too in very short time of arriving. I am sure we will see lot more from him next season
Steve, I understand the desire to increase the ban over the previous biting case, however by their own rules the FA is not allowed to consider any cases outside its jurisdiction (the Dutch league obviously being separate from the Prem) and in fact the panel clearly stated in the report that it looked at this Suarez case in isolation from any other case.
As for comparing this case to others like Paul Davis, that is a fair point. However why that case and not the bite by Defoe, or any other case of violent conduct? Yes one more than Davis seems appropriate but you could find almost any case to justify whatever sanction you personally think is appropriate to apply to Suarez. For example why not look at the elbow from Gaston Ramirez over the weekend. Obviously a deliberate act, one that came from frustration, and both that and the bite while I'm sure painful at the time did not result in any real injury. The sanction was a red card with no further action by the FA.
Now I understand the desire to punish Suarez, for the act itself I agree with that sentiment (although I do think some, and maybe including the FA panel, also want to punish the man himself for perceived crimes beyond the biting). It was violent play, and in my mind goes beyond the normal sanction, which is why I think doubling the sanction would have been wise. Part of the rational the panel gave was that they wanted to send a clear message this was inappropriate behavior to ensure its not repeated (even though biting is currently very rare in football).
I get that and actually agree with it, but by setting the sanction so high are they saying biting is very serious, while deliberately elbowing an opponent while wrong, is not extraordinary so no need to send a clear message that it should not be tolerated. Or in other words are they saying they are okay in tolerating a certain amount of deliberate elbowing? For that matter looking at the length of sanction, a certain amount of racial abuse!
Talk about desperate Ralf!
So the ref gave a penalty? That supposedly means his decision was correct does it?
Did a ref not disallow a perfectly good goal by Lampard during a world cup match also?
Yes Ralf, I cold reel off stacks of examples as you well know.
United were EPL champions before the Arsenal match kicked off, so what has that got to do with anything?
Run along, there's a good lad.
The Wales international, 22, has IMPRESSED in recent weeks as he THRIVES in his preferred central role at the heartbeat of Arsene Wenger's side, with England's Jack Wilshere coming back from an ankle injury.
It is a welcome run of consistency for Ramsey, who was often deployed as a utility man by Wenger in the last campaign, which saw him split opinion among supporters.
Ramsey's progress following a £5million move from Cardiff in 2008 was halted by a sickening double leg break after a challenge by Stoke's Ryan Shawcross in a Barclays Premier League game at the Britannia Stadium three years ago, which left him ruled out for nine months.
Now, though, the combative midfielder believes he is making up for lost time.
"Last season was frustrating for me. I had a bit of stick, but I was not playing in my main position and had obviously been through a lot," Ramsey said in the May edition of the official Arsenal magazine.
"I think people are starting to realise now that I am coming back, looking sharp again - and there is no better feeling than winning people over, proving you are capable of doing a good job and you are a good player.
"I am confident in myself and think I can push on to the next level now."
Hmmmm......yet another player in a long line that is proving the incessant boo boys WRONG I see.
Naturally, the club should have sold him, years ago!!!
One is MOST AMUSED.
It seems both these striker might be available and in a similar price range.
Personally I have seen more of Higuain and believe at 25 his track record is a bit more convincing so I would prefer him over Jovetic.
It is hard to predict how a striker will adapt to the PL as we saw recently with Chamakh, Giroud, Beneteke and MIchu. Some adapt well and other others don't. Having said that scoring 105 goals in 187 La Liga games for Real is a good indication and to me a better one than Jovetic who scored 34 in 111 in Series A. Jovetic, in terms of stats, is not much better than the 11 out of 33 from Giroud.
Supposedly Spurs are also in for Higauin. I hope we will sign Higuain quickly and ahead of any other teams that will undoubtedly be interested in him.
Slayer I can not reply to your last post so I do it this way. I guess you preferred to take my comparison between the 2 strikers as an invitation to shoot down both rather than express a preference between the 2 (like radge did), despite seemingly agreeing that both are likely an improvement over Giroud, our current one and only option, whilst acknowledging your lack of knowledge on available strikers. Interesting approach.
I do agree with you that our scouts have to start producing some decent striker recommendations, something they have not done in a long time and something they are paid to do. Perhaps what I have heard is true, which is that some Arsenal scouts are quite discouraged since most of the time Wenger ignores their advice and reports.
Would you rather be a Bayern fan or a Spurs fan?
good post jeffall! he has won the pfa writers award too. a nice treble for our star man! he has been superb this season. him & suarez the 2 best players this season. zabeleta been superb too. i would settle for having bale for the next 2 seasons especially as he going to have to settle for another season without CL footy. we should get a huge amount for him as he will still only be 25. id like him to go abroad. we need more british players to improve our national teams.