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Arsenal top, United ABSOLUTELY SPANKED by the best side in Manchester (always going to happen), Spurs with a jammy last gasp winner and Chelski stuttering to a first win in three games.
No chance of the glory boy Mancs appearing anytime soon then.
I know they look in still.
They KNOW I'm laughing at them.
After yet another stirring performance against Stoke City ... is Mathieu Flamini the potential signing of the season?
When they signed him we all laughed, we all belittled them for signing a free agent, who told them he wanted to leave a few years ago, who has barely played because of injury in the past few seasons, who was never even considered a potential signing until he arrived at the club to keep fit during the summer.
The player was Mathieu Flamini - and we can all start thinking about getting our humble pie ready.
Today Arsenal took on Stoke City at The Emirates, and in the almost library like atmosphere in North London one players voice could be heard above all others - Flamini’s.
He looked like he had never been away, dictating the play from the middle of the park, cutting out possession when Stoke City tried to play the ball around the pitch, and dispossessing players who absolutely tower over him such as Steven N’Zonzi and Kenwyne Jones using his low centre of gravity and presence of mind to keep the ball shielded from his more physically imposing opponent.
In general … it was just an all-round superb performance, and not his first since returning to the club.
But signing of the season? Is that a little bit too far?
I don’t know. Why not? He is a utility player who can play across the midfield and at either flank defensively. He is a player that came in almost fully integrated to the club due to his previous dalliances in North London. He is a player who fills a position where Arsenal considered themselves to be in need of reinforcing and he is a player who seems to have got over his previous troubles with injury.
Did we mention that he cost absolutely nothing?
(Pilfered from HTC sport)
Another Wenger master stroke.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Sep 23, 2013 18:13 Flag
Not read of a promised budget for January myself, I'm not saying it hasn't been stated BTW, would sincerely like to read it for myself. Perhaps I'll try and track down a statement.
I would also like to see more strength in depth.
Flamini is looking to be a great signing and a great piece of luck quite frankly.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Sep 24, 2013 22:21 Flag
I've since read reports on the subject and they are not just rumour with regards as to Wenger being able to splash more cash if willing. I believe the Arsenal chairman has stated that his very self, this week.
Suarez up front would be a nice addition me thinks.
Just think, Cazorla and Arteta have not yet even featured alongside Orzil.
...no GLORY SUPPORTERS!?!?!!
No wise words from Wisey???
No LIP from the ninja????
No sarcastic comments from Eric???
No DUMB posts from Ian?!?!?!
Rikki sitting on his hands!?!??!(probably locked up in Bali the FILTHY little weasel).,
What a bunch you are eh!!?!?!?!
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Sep 30, 2013 17:27 Flag
Ha! That did make me chuckle. A Spurs fan of all fans accusing another of 'crowing a little bit too early'!
That aside...a long way to go yet but I am liking the new found confidence at Arsenal today, something the club has desperately lacked in recent years.
I can't wait for Cazorla and Orzil to gel.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Sep 30, 2013 19:30 Flag
I think another reason Utd are where they are in the league right now is because Moyes is seemingly not on texting terms with the referees.
PS. Govinda, tell your mate Chrissy that Fab is thinking of him. Tell him 'don't be a stranger' from me huh.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 2, 2013 06:56 Flag
The bloke is a coward and his timely disappearance proves it. Same goes for all the other (now proven to be) glory supporters.
When the going gets tough, the ManUtd lot f*ck off sharpish.
Oh how one does titter!
Yupp, Napoli, the highest spending Italian outfit were given top billing by all and sundry, in form, winning, hot stuff. Wengers new Arsenal were to be given a tough test. Higuain would come back to haunt.
20 minutes in and it was all over.
Arsenal were rampant, controlled, in charge and absolutely f*cking awesome!
Those who knew Ozil was going to prove himself to be kingpin when he first signed have not been let down. Add to that the newly polished gems of Ramsey AND Giroud backed up by the harder Flamini and Arteta and Arsenal shimmer in the age old Wenger manner, yet again. Feel free to lick your lips at the thought of Wilshere hitting top form, along with Cazorla and all the other missing STARS.
After two seasons blighted by our top talent heading elsewhere, the team is once again 'on the rise' and this time it really is going to be majestic, mark my words.
Don't gloat too hard, don't poke fun at Van Persie too much, just rest ASSURED, safe in the knowledge, that Arsenal have the very best manager around and that he is Arsenal through and through.
Much Gooner love.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 2, 2013 19:23 Flag
Oh Sfer Sfer Sfery Sfer Sfer 'The one thing you won't find is a Spurs fan crowing', I tell thee I had Spurs fans galore crowing last season post Spurs victory, believing the season was over and that their seemingly sole aim in life (that being to finish above Arsenal) had been fully realised. I need not relay the events that then unfolded, I will just recall my answer to the smug Spurs neighbour when he remarked that Arsenal may just get into the euro, that answer being ' i'm still hoping we'll finish above Spurs'. Oh how he chuckled. Oh how I chuckle.
Will Arsenal win anything this season? Lord nose. I do know I won't be taking any notice of MSN polls, or ANY poll for that matter. Hell, 99% of people wanted to see Wenger SACKED one game into this season. I am PROUD to have it known that I am of the 1% who have NEVER wavered in my belief in Wengers rare talent.
I'm not crowing. I will never say Arsenal will finish above Spurs or Chelski or ANY Prem club at this stage in the season. I believe you belittled my confidence in Arsenal finishing last season monsier Sfer, only for me to say I am 'quietly confident'.
The only thing i'll crow about is this 'Wenger Sheep' seeing Arsene proving himself in the English game, once again and producing another wonderful Arsenal team after so much doubt was cast on him in recent seasons.
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 3, 2013 17:05 Flag
The confidence running throughout the squad is there for all to see and that has what has been lacking in recent years, as I have always said. To me Arsenal have had wonderful teams these trophyless years, teams capable of real success. Arsenal had quality players all along but the belief slowly wore away and once the fans were on the players backs there was no way they would produce their best game. They bloody well tried though, time after time.
The last two seasons we lost our big names in quick succession and Wenger has built afresh, cleared out those squad players that had either had the stuffing knocked out of them or were on the periphery of the squad and simply not good enough. For the most part Wenger has done this without spending the vast sums spent by the likes of Chelski, until Ozil that is.
Wenger has spent the cash wisely and given the club IMO the best player to grace the Prem today. The performance of Ozil against Napoli confirmed that for me. CLASS. BIG TIME.
My hope is that if the team dips in form and it probably will at some point, then the fans still support the team and do not shatter the confidence of the players.That is crucial. Someone once said confidence is hard to come by and easily lost. Ozil has handed Arsenal their swagger. Long may it last.
Fantastic football against Napoli, I've watched it twice now, Napoli barely touched the ball those first 20 mins and they were 2-0 down!
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 4, 2013 07:31 Flag
Oh lookie what the cat dragged in!
You feeling brave all of a sudden? Been allowed a sip of Babycham have we?
Still hiding behind your Piggy I'd I see. Oh I would never know it was a glory boy in a million years!
- FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 4, 2013 08:49 Flag
You mean that Dutch Pillock your lot were aching to get their hands on and willing to cough up vast sums for, at the ripe OLD age of 29? That Dutch pillock that saved Ferguson's final season, before he scarperd,in the knowledge that the REAL competition was about to begin and no second rate squad will be lifting the Prem again for a good while?
Best you go back into HIDING glory boy.
- Reply to OINK OINK! Oct 4, 2013 18:36FABONGRASS FABONGRASS Oct 5, 2013 19:38 Flag
Looks like Ninja boy is going all loopy Lou ...AGAIN!
(Lock up the cutlery draw,sharpish!).
You just KNOW he's been sat on his hands ACHING to bite.
Sad glory boy runt.
Why you no posting on the glory boy board this season son? As if we didn't already know.