Arsenal Message Board
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 24, 2013 18:56 Flag
Wenger has 'nothing to be proud of'....OK Sfer, take the blinkers off.
Arsenal may have lost to a late sucker punch on Tuesday but that was against last years CL finalists. As for the look on the 'Ar$e spectators faces'....we're in the CL, again. Enough said?
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 20, 2013 22:57 Flag
The Chelsea game on the 29th is a league cup game and both teams may well field weakened sides. I see the Lpool and ManIOU games as more of a test.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 20, 2013 22:37 Flag
Vermalean hasn't got a look in since Kosc and Mert formed a decent partnership, he's not written off though he has hinted he may seek playing time elsewhere. Bendtner can go either way, he can fulfil his potential or fail to. The squad looks strong to me.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 20, 2013 19:57 Flag
At the time of writing my previous post I am ashamed to admit I had managed to disregard both Walcott and Podolski.
Oh the shame!
I can't see any real need for Lewandowski, though the option is extremely tempting, what with the Spurs lot showing flare.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 20, 2013 09:01 Flag
PS. Have to say I enjoy watching RVP smiling after he nets against Southampton as I revel in the knowledge that when he exits the pitch, his second rate lot slipped even further behind MY glorious lot.
The silence on these boards is DEAFENING!
And a Hahaha to finish,me thinks.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 18, 2013 15:21 Flag
So many quality options in midfield these days it's hard to call which Wenger will plump for. All I know is I can't wait for Ozil and Cazorla to really gel.
Have you dared forget Ramsey? Or have I missed the fact he is injured?
Should be a good game and Norwich are no pushovers.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 9, 2013 20:02 Flag
For Wenger, it was a harder decision than some may imagine. As a manager he had witnessed numerous examples of players reaching new levels with a switch of clubs. It was something of a speciality in the first act of his Arsenal tenure, with Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp perfect examples of the benefits of a new chapter. Wenger accepted Gervinho needed a similar opportunity. He knew a fresh challenge would be an easier one than overcoming the doubters (and the player's self-doubts) at Arsenal.
Garcia is delighted that he and his protege (this is the third time he has signed Gervinho) have been able to flick the conviction switch so quickly. Gervinho still has his moments where his unpredictability is too enigmatic even for his team-mates to figure out, but overall his contribution to Roma's attacking play has been a revelation. "He is a lad who needs confidence," Garcia said. "We must understand that the scoring opportunities he creates don't exist without him there. He can get some wrong but I prefer to have him there because I know he'll create those opportunities. Gervinho has more experience now, is happy with his Roma team-mates and it's easier for him to play."
You know, I could have sworn I always said all Gervinho needed was confidence. Did you not the bit about Gervinho struggling to perform in front of the Emirates crowd too?
Same can be said for 99% of our lads in recent years.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 9, 2013 15:06 Flag
I won't deny Arsenals goal had an element of luck about it and know that in football, as in life, lady luck is either with you, or against. I'm sure both teams will have, and have had, their fair share of luck, both good and bad already this season, and will continue to do so throughout the coming months.
I will personally always be grateful to your beloved Spurs for playing their part in bringing 'the best no.10 in the world' to my beloved Arsenal. Now, that was lady luck at her very finest.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 9, 2013 10:23 Flag
In fairness 'Ar$e' also missed chances to score and had the better of the game against a side that had beaten ManU the week before. A hard fought, well earned draw, playing in 3rd gear.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 8, 2013 22:39 Flag
It was nowhere near as funny as your lot getting done by WBA.
It didn't compare to your lot getting SPANKED by Lpool.
As for your lot being UTTERLY HUMILIATED by City, well....
AHAHAHAHAHAA! STOP!STOP!MY SIDES!!!
PS. EVERYBODY STILL LAUGHS their Cs off at that one.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 7, 2013 12:22 Flag
I think you can stick RVP on that list too and Fabregas had his troubles as I recall. I would argue that no club would be able to sustain competition with players of that quality unavailable. Diaby,RVP and Fabregas were the backbone of the squad assembled by Wenger to lead us through the lean financial years. I recall Wenger stating that he was happy with the squad in years gone by and that he would only add players of top quality. He did this too with the likes of Nasri and Arshavin, the latter was a massive let down as we all know.
I recall Arsenal leading the Prem and looking to be odds on champions only to suffer an obscene spate of injuries, 13 players sidelined.
The stage changed hugely when Chelski and then City began buying success and Arsenal could not compete financially, being outbid on notable targets. I think noises were made with regards to this situation from within the club too. That said, I agree the club perhaps should have made the situation regarding the funding it had available clearer though it may have been decided that such statements may have had a negative affect on the clubs interests.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 7, 2013 09:19 Flag
Flamini and Gilberto both left in the summer of 2008, that was 5 years ago by my reckoning. Arsenal have missed a steely edge though, agreed. However, I still believe the main reasons for the clubs recent failings were players injured for long periods and critical periods and an extremely fragile sense of belief,not helped by the #$%$ element in the stands.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 6, 2013 20:32 Flag
Yeah and this one is a particularly thick glory boy mate. Either that or it has a cunning plan to act uber #$%$ in a bid to divert suspicion with regards to its usual ID, that being just normal thick glory boy.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 6, 2013 15:57 Flag
Oooer! Looks like another glory boy hiding behind an ID is CHOMPING again.
You've given up calling for Wenger to be sacked I presume.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 6, 2013 08:41 Flag
Even their much lauded 18 year old newcomer took to the stage and dived first chance he got.
I wonder if Ferguson actually dived around the training ground himself whilst showing the technique to the younger lads, or if he got one of his minions to to that for him.