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I do wonder if games that are 'banana skins' are based on the mental attitude of the team. i.e games they go into thinking they can win without even trying. In which case, this kind of approach seems to have been drilled out of them now.
Hull aren't the 'rugby' team they were a few seasons ago and this team appear to have built up some resilience to the physical sides of late. Even Stoke were tamed by us, without us receiving one card. Steve Bruce has always put out teams to 'rough' us up, but I don't think it will work now.
I don't think they made us look ordinary at all. We were tired. Napoli had played on Dec 2nd & 7th. We had played on Dec 4th & 8th. It is no surprise that we should be the more tired of the two teams. We had less time to rest in between games and the Italian league is slower and less physical than the Prem.
"Had they scored again, Arsenal would have been out" This is absolutely true. Thankfully all here would have been pleased that wasn't the case.
We both came close, but neither of us won the biscuit in terms of the team selection.
Probably the best worked team goal this season so far for Wilshere along with flashes of individual brilliance from both Ramsey and Ozil.
4 - 1 could have easily been far more if it weren't for Ruddy. (despite letting in four, he made some great saves)
Well done also to Southampton. Great determination to get the equaliser. Now to look forward to the Yid's tripping up again.
Excuse my French, but that's #$%$
Rooney's card was one of at least three that were highlighted as being 'wrong' this weekend.
Mirallas should have got a red and Wes Brown shouldn't.
Geez. You do play the 'victim' card an awful lot.
"He scores for fun"
Though not from six yards out...as proved last night.
In fact, in his thrid season with Utd, he scored 1 more goal than Giroud did in his first season. And Giroud admits he should do better this year.
In fact, he's on exactly the same stats as Hernandez. 1 in 2.
Hernandez - 4 goals in 8 games.
Giroud - 8 goals in 16 games
That's not an accusation. It's a FACT!
I'm not worried about Marseille or Napoli. Problem will be if we don't get a result against either and draw Dortmund, we don't finish first in the group. Never a good place to be.
Rotation is going to be necessary soon. Monreal and Jenkinson both need playing time, but i would not play them against the likes of Utd. Last time we played without a full strength squad they raped us 8-2.
Seeing Vermaelen back is great news. We do need another top CB though.
Funny that the media are making #$%$ up about Hernandez! lol If we needed a striker, it wouldn't be him.
- Reply to Dopey Gillian Brown Nov 13, 2013 08:31
"lost three of your last six games"
One of those was a League Cup game, in which we played 5 fringe/reserve players.
One of those was a CL game against an opponent we then went on to beat away (even though everyone, including you said we didn't stand a chance of wining).
We have also beaten the team second in the premiership.
You have lost against WBA and got thrashed by City as well as got beaten by Liverpool.
I don't think Utd are exactly flying and they certainly had the worse start. They couldn't even get a result at Real Sociedad. Relative minnows in the CL.
I think there's a distinct difference between an innocent joke and a wind-up post.
For a start, it is a joke about a team from another board. The fact I have posted it on the Arsenal board makes clear the fact that is intended purely to amuse other Arsenal supporters.
I don't know why some people are shocked.
They beat Newcastle 4-0, Utd, 4-1, Spurs 6-0
They have a massive and very expensive squad that had an extra day rest in between games.
We were always going to be the underdogs for this one.
Personally the score in my mind was wrong. We had offside goals called against us when they weren't offside and a penalty shout that was ignored. Milner's penalty was a joke.
Forget this game. Chelsea is the big test now. We NEED this to restore the points gap. Liverpool have got a Cardiff team on the slide this weekend, at home.
I think the 29th October v Chelsea will be the big test.
Talk this week will all be about Lewandowski. Great if it causes upset and instability at BVB, but not if detracts our players from the task.