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Lucky you, John!
Sadly I can't attend the match this weekend but I’ll be here cheering them on and supporting them from the kick-off from the comfort of my living room.
Have a great day and get behind the team, John. Make no mistake, this is a tough one to call but hopefully with the home advantage behind our boys, they will be fine.
‘We know that Arsenal play good football but when you start kicking them a little bit, it gets harder for them,’ Nzonzi said.
‘They don’t like it, we know that. We don’t care. We’ll keep on doing it, being strong and trying to be as good as we can be on the ball.
‘It’s not a surprise they have been moaning because they have plenty of technical players.’
This Nzonzi idiot should hang his head in shame for publicly admitting 'KICKING' fellow Pros, and not the ball. It is stupidity at best for them to utter that in public and COWARDLY too.
No sensible football fan would enjoy watching talent-less idiots like Nzonzi inflicting career-threatening damage on another footballer, that isn't what the game is about.
Arsenal will not finish below 3rd this season.
But for me finishing in 3rd place this season isn't progress for Wenger when you consider the fact that both Chelsea and City had new managers in place at the start of the season.. I'd consider 2nd as an improvement from last season.
My own rating:
Wilshere – 2.5
Cazorla – 3.5
Rosicky – 3
Podolski – 2.5
Giroud – 2
And that being very generous to the above players. Collectively, they were awful for a side challenging for title. They made Stoke looked like the title contenders and not us.
"Sanogo needs another season before he takes on the Epl."
On loan, AWAY from Arsenal.
I find it quite insulting to other young players like Chuba Akpom, etc, that Sanogo who hasn't done much before signing for Arsenal was fast-tracked into our first team reckoning. I have no problem with fast-tracking special talents into the first team but I've seen nothing special in Sanogo's game thus far to justify his inclusion in our first team squad.
Having Giroud up top is like playing with 10 men in most games, yes, he will always get the odd goals here and there against lesser sides but he isn't good enough as a leading striker in a top side like Arsenal. Wenger had a whole season to do something about it but failed to act. Having come this far, it would be a great shame to let the season peter out with ten games left.
We were awful from the off and we deserve NOTHING with that ABJECT shower of SHYTE.
Giroud and Sanogo upfront say it all.........BOTH AVERAGE players.
"against the mighty Stoke"
Stoke defeated both Chelsea and Man U at home, held to a draw by Man City and Everton.
They are a very poor side on their patch, Rikki, NOT.
A very tough game today for Arsenal in my opinion. Lets hope our quality shines true.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 28, 2014 13:34 Flag
If Cazorla continues his rich vein of form for title challenging Arsenal, why not? he will make it. But no manager in their right senses, especially one who harbours the thought of winning the damn thing, would bank on a struggling mid-table midfielder for World Cup duties - see the BIG difference Rikki?
On Mata, I think he showed his weak side with his ill-thought through move to Manchester by allowing himself to be bullied out of a club going places by Jose who may himself be gone in a season or so depending on the whim of the owner. He should've toughened up like Adebayor did at WHL with AVB and fight for his place in the team instead of playing his **I'm the wronged one** card and allowing Jose to walk over him like that. Poor thing!
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 28, 2014 12:21 Flag
Apologies Rikki, as there was no response before posting mine.
But I see what you mean that Spain are flushed with better midfielders than Mata, which begs the question shouldn't he have known that the best chance he has his bench duty on Spain's squad and the chances of him featuring in Brazil for them is close to nil.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 28, 2014 12:16 Flag
PROOF, if any more were needed, that Rikki has NO interest whatsoever in football matter.
Feuding it is then... good luck Rikki.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 28, 2014 12:04 Flag
Hi Rikki, I've just read the news of Torres' and Mata's omission from the latest Spain squad for their friendly against Italy.
I think Mata in particular would look very stupid if he's omitted from Spain's final list for the World Cup, all his efforts for game-time would have gone to waste should that happen don't you think?
*****A footie post to help take your mind off your bitter nonstop infighting.*****
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 28, 2014 11:18 Flag
I think you're going the Raymond Verheijen route with your last remark. which I find quite a bit sad.
Yes, Moyes hasn't managed any top side in his career to-date before his latest job but at least he's trying to do the best that he can with a bad bunch. What Moyes doesn't need at this difficult time is a self-serving, loudmouthed striker who has recently developed the annoying habit of missing sitters in important matches for his team to make things harder than they are currently. RVP should look in the mirror before pointing finger at others or better still ask ''the boy inside'' to show him how to be *loyal* for once in his life.
Apparently he's been rewarded with 'a new and improved contract thought to be worth around £80,000 a week.'
I was a bit concerned that Mata's £150,000 a week contract with Man U may make it difficult for Arsenal when renegotiating Cazorla's expiring contract but well done to Gazidis and the club for managing to tie Cazorla, one of our consistent performers, to a longer contract if the latest reports are true.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 14:51 Flag
Shouldn't on-field tactical issues be raised with his manager first rather than running off to the press to air his dirty linen in public, Govinda?
What he's done suggest to me that he doesn't respect his manager. You'd have expected a senior player like him to know better.
Javier Hernandez says that no individual player at Manchester United is bigger than the team.
The striker posted a thinly-veiled message on Instagram today after Robin van Persie had branded the side's form as "lousy" and complained that his team-mates have been getting in his way and preventing him hitting top form.
The post read: "Without your team-mates you can't be somebody in football, always be thankful."
Van Persie was critical of his team-mates after United's humiliating 2-0 defeat by Olympiakos first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.
The striker said they "occupied the spaces" that he likes to play in. He also branded the club "lousy", as well as joking that everyone should not be surprised by how they played on Tuesday night because they "didn't see us play in a while."
Former United midfielder Johnny Giles was angered by the comments, labelling the Dutchman a "prat".
"It can also show you Van Persie is a prat," Giles said. "In other words [to the comments] he is not at fault. Right, he's not at fault. And I watched the game and he never tried a leg."
This is getting real ugly at the Theatre of Dream.............. FIRST sign of trouble and RVP mouthing off in public, talk about kicking your team mates when they are down, ey! ......Good stuff, Robin, good stuff!
I'm glad they got rid of him at Arsenal.