Arsenal Message Board
- Govinda Govinda Feb 28, 2014 14:04 Flag
I like Moyes, I like him even more at Man U. I just think a manager should earn his respect. But for the avoidance of doubt I don't mean to suggest that he should be disrespected by his players. I just don't think RVP disrespected him with his comments and I agree with Keown on this issue.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 28, 2014 10:57 Flag
That is such low quality reporting. I just saw the interview and loved Wengers reply.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger (about giving his players two days off):
"It's not necessarily fatigue, what you call fatigue. They could run on Sunday, on Monday when they were off. I don't see why that's suddenly a problem. Many clubs have two days off sometimes. We have played since the beginning of December, we don't have to justify here why we have two days off. It's unbelievable. Look, we are in a society where everyone wants to control everything; I don't understand this question at all."
- Govinda Govinda Feb 28, 2014 10:46 Flag
I think more is made of this than there is to it. I have to agree with Keown.
Not sure what Moyes has done at this this level to deserve and respect.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 28, 2014 10:41 Flag
You might soon discover that qualifying for the CL is better than an FA cup or League cup. I know you like counting. How many years on the trot did Arsenal qualify for CL football? Hope for you your counter on that one doesn't get reset to zero.
I’m not sure he was slagging anybody off Fred, but I think he was being open. If he is trying to create space for himself he doesn’t want to see other players popping up in there.
That suggests to me that they need to work on what they’re doing in the final third. Van Persie has been more expressive talking to a Dutch reporter and obviously he had an issue with the tactics, but that takes work on the training pitch. And if Moyes is focusing on making his team solid, then they won’t be doing as much creative work in training.
His comments might have been a bit lost in translation, but I still think he was just making an honest assessment, though sometimes those things might be best kept in house. Though it’s never easy when the wounds are fresh after a loss like that.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 27, 2014 11:14 Flag
Was it not you who said the best way to judge the strength of a quad is to look at the results? Well last year this ManU squad won the title under SAF. SAF has build many winning squads. It is hard for me to imagine he would retire just becaue he believed his squad needed renewing.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 26, 2014 15:26 Flag
Why would we have to score 3 goals without reply? I would take a 3-1 win to Arsenal. You on the other hand would be out with a 3-1 win.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 26, 2014 15:15 Flag
I agree with you. We need a top drawer striker like, Cavani, Falcao, Costa or Suarez. I am pretty sure one of these guys will go play for Chelsea. To me that means we need to sign one of these guys as well to keep up. We need 3 real strikers, the new top dawg, and Giroud and Sanogo as back-ups.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 26, 2014 10:58 Flag
I concede I am somewhat biased because I think RVP is exceptionally talented and has a gifted football brain. So to me it highlights the difference in managerial skills of SAF and Wenger, who both managed to maximize RVP's skills and got him to score many goals, and Moyes who can not get his team to work as a unit. He might be better of just benching RVP because if you don't use his skill he is not a Giroud who can be useful in other area's working his tail of. I think some highly talented players can fall of a cliff if they play with players who don't "get" them or in systems of managers who don't "get" them.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 26, 2014 09:41 Flag
Moyes clearly doesn't know how to get the best out of old RVP. I seriously hope there is little truth in the persistent rumours that RVP will come back to us. He is too old next year for our ambitions. We need a top striker in his prime. Unless Wenher wants RVP to show Draxler the trade for a year or 2 but I am not a fan of that idea although I would like to see Draxler come to Arsenal this summer.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 26, 2014 07:53 Flag
Did not mean to suggest you can not win at home, not sure where you got that. But I guess now that you have stated that City and Arsenal have no chance you better cross your fingers. In football anything is possible. You could still get 4th in PL.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 26, 2014 06:49 Flag
"Olympiacos. Not Bayern Munich or Barcelona. Olympiacos. Not master coach Pep Guardiola. Michel. Not Lionel Messi. Alejandro Dominguez.
And not down to 10 men either. Unlike Arsenal and Manchester City last week, Manchester United had their full complement on the field. It just didn’t look like it.
They contrived to lose, not to giants, but to one of the also-rans of the competition. Olympiacos are not potential winners.
Chances are they will be removed in the quarter-finals by the first good team they play, if they manage to survive the return leg at Old Trafford. The odds must favour them now.
United pulled the plum tie out of the Champions League draw — and then choked on it.
This may well be the worst performance of David Moyes’s brief time as United manager, the one that really will cause questions to be asked about his suitability."
It all started when he passed on Ozil and continued when he was conned by Mourinho to accept poor Mata, but how will it end?
- Govinda Govinda Feb 24, 2014 12:41 Flag
I think Rooney had them by the balls and knew it and took advantage. He is their second best player (arguably) and, possibly based on rumors, RVP is on the way out. So if they don't get CL football it will be that much harder for them to attract world class players to begin with. If on top of missing CL football they were also to lose Rooney who would be left as a draw for top players? Mata? That would be super thin. Mind you, Mata and Rooney alone will be thin as it is, but Rooney leaving the year they miss CL football would be a blow they obviously feel they could not handle.
Take away their uniquely vulnerable position, and I don't think Rooney is worth that money. Also they need better players than Rooney so they will have a hard time negotiating contracts with new players. Not sure if a Cavani would take less weekly comp than Rooney. Their wage bill might be about to take a bad hit on the back of this desperation deal with Rooney.
- Govinda Govinda Feb 24, 2014 09:00 Flag
It was a convincing game and great result. Nice to see Ozil finally got a well deserved rest. I was happy Giroud scored, it can only help his confidence.
The difficult question is should we keep trying to compete on fronts or prioritize PL over FA and FA over CL?
With our squad as thin as it is I would choose PL over CL. The tempting thing is that we know we have a chance against Bayern. IMO we showed that last season in Munich and last week until we went down to 10 man. But fighting hard for 90 minutes in Munich with our strongest squad onlt to fail and arrive at our next game flat would be a pitty. We have brutal March.
Liverpool with only 4 games in March look dangerous to for any of the teams above them.
Happy Spurs dropped some unexpected points. The damages of playing Europa league on Thursdays?
- Govinda Govinda Feb 21, 2014 17:03 Flag
So let me get this right, Mourinho, your hero, who calls Ozil the best nr 10 in the world only gives Mata e few minutes and sells him, but you with your profound football knowledge (we all know your intellect) think Mata is better and try to use the fact he couldn't get on the pitch enough as an excuse for posting poorer stats? Well even if you compare Ozil on a like for like basis his stats are superior.
Try again little hater.