Arsenal Message Board
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 10, 2014 14:52 Flag
If Man U deployed the same 'Conference League' tactics against us on Wednesday, they will come unstuck Rikki. Wenger would be well prepared this time around for Man U's bombardment of crosses.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 10, 2014 14:32 Flag
I vividly remember Almunia and Diaby conspiring to give Man U an undeserved win when Arsenal played Man U off the OT turf not so long ago, Rikki. Remember diver Rooney booting the ball into row Z to con the ref?
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 10, 2014 14:18 Flag
"I wouldn't bet on an Arsenal win on Wednesday, even though that lot are so poor it looks as though the only way they will be in a major European competition next year is if Moyes 'writes the tune himself'"???
Totally agree, well said.
Man U seem to have our number and our players always approach this fixture with FEAR, even when we're the better side by a mile on the day, we always seem to lose against Man U. I just can't see past a draw (at best) for us on Wednesday night based on these factors. A draw would be a huge setback for us in the title race due to the damaging defeat at Anfield.
Rene Meulensteen put it bluntly for all to see, no wonder Man U are struggling badly and so many lowly sides have cottoned-on to their one-dimensional tactics..
I bet they would be up for their cup final against Arsenal on Wednesday night. Hopefully we would be well prepared for them this time around.
It's all OVER for Man U with that ''FergieTime-like'' surrender by woeful Man U.
It's safe to conclude that Liverpool, Spurs and Everton will fight for the last CL sort. No way back for Man U now.
- MCMXCIX by MCMXCIX Feb 9, 2014 17:57 Flag
Moyes looked silly with his premature celebration when Man U went 2-1, but back came Fulham with the last laugh...
You couldn't make that up.... incredible game.
Fulham match has become ''a-must'' game if Man U still harbour any hopes, albeit very slim, of nicking the remaining 4th place spot ahead of Liverpool, they can't afford to let slip again on Sunday as they did in their previous 8 league defeats.
As the Hammers and Norwich proved against Chelsea and City respectively, there's no easy games in the division, granted Liverpool will never have an easy game this season the way Arsenal tamely and disgracefully surrendered today.
What a season this is!
"In the game I watched we were late to every ball, we were out hustled, out worked, out tackled, stood around, walked around and did not seem prepared to fight for our lives or our honour."
We're both saying the same thing, Govinda.
You described the performance (or lack of it) in details, whilst I used a few words to describe our pathetic display at Anfield = "we were just awful in every department". I think we are both saying the same.
I don't buy the ''not mentally prepared'' charge as Ozil, Per are all battle hardened players who have all played in difficult grounds before, we were just awful in every department, an OFF day. End of.
No, Brittania Stadium is a tough place to go. Stoke also defeated Chelsea. A Chelsea side that outplayed City.
Arsenal took it out of your hands today no doudt.
You should be very disappointed with this result, Rikki.
With that shower of #$%$ of performance by Arsenal at Anfield, we have ensured that Liverpool will finish above Man U. If we had taken something out of the game, it would have given Man U a glimmer of hope. Not anymore.
Put simply, we were awful from every department on the pitch and second best in 50/50 challenges. We made Kolo look like a world beater.Never seen nothing like that would be an understatement. Anyway, roll on Wednesday night....
"My question was about the players on the roster before a ball is kicked and before any player in injured. It might be that you find it difficult to develop an opinion on that but don't come with a pseudo intellectual reply about results." ??
Govinda, may I remind you that you're one of the "doubting Thomas" Jack was referring to in his thread. At the start of the season (2013-14), YOU posted that the reigning Champions, Man City and Chelsea will be challenging for honours this season.
YOU said that Arsenal haven't a cat in hell's chance of challenging for the title race 'before a ball is kicked and before any player in injured'.
I'm surprised that you have suddenly changed your tune and now ranked* Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool ABOVE Man U, a side that YOU said 'before a ball is kicked and before any player in injured' last August will be challenging for all the major honours with City and Chelsea.
* "3. Arsenal; 4. Spurs; 5. Liverpool; 6. Man U "
YOU also said that Spurs have a better squad than Arsenal and will finish the season above Arsenal back in August when they embarked on their summer's over 100m pounds spending spree if I may jog your memory, Govinda.
In truth, the only poster resorting to 'a pseudo intellectual' argument is YOU, Govinda and I think you should be man enough admit that you got it all wrong. What has changed markedly from the views you held back in August that Arsenal aren't strong enough to finish in the top 4 places? Don't tell you're looking at the **results** too.......
There's no such thing as ''the best squad on paper''. I take it you mean the *deepest* squad on paper, Govinda? The only way to find which of the teams has 'the best squad on paper' is by looking at actual results, and as things stand, nobody in the country would doubt that Arsenal have 'the best squad on paper' which I'm sure isn't what you're asking.
Looking at your ranking, if Suarez picks up an injury which sidelined the player for 4-5 matches or suspended again (unlucky for Liverpool) as a result of the player's unquenchable thirst for blood, I'm sure that would affect your ranking massively and let in both Man U and Everton above them in the ranking. The point I'm getting at is there are all sorts of factors which can influence your ranking. Were City to lose David Silva to injury, that would impact the creative side in City's games massively, same logic applies to Chelsea (e.g. Hazard).
I think it's better to look at how teams are performing *on the pitch* rather than debating on a highly subjective topic about ''Who has the best squad on paper?''.
Just my tuppence worth.