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  • Kentish Maid Kentish Maid Nov 1, 2009 05:18 Flag

    3-0......The gulf in CLASS was OBVIOUS

    Agree with all you say Lee, and yes galling as it is to say it the best team won by a country mile. For some reason though I didn't think the game had its usual North London derby fire, especially compared to last season's cracking 4-4 draw.

    I'm not a fan of Andy Gray by any stretch of the imagination but he was spot on when he said that both King and Bassong were at fault for the first 2 goals - specifically that they should never have gone to ground when making their tackles. To have conceded 2 goals within a couple of minutes was just appalling (and much as it grates to admit it, I reckon Fabregas's effort should be a contender for goal of the month considering he ran with the ball from the halfway line). Up until then our defence was holding up well, though I have to say that I don't think that Ledley is up to the task anymore - he made some terrible mistakes and his passing was poor at times. That said, the passing in general was poor from more than a few of our players.

    Gomes had a blinding game and but for him the scoreline would have been more than 3-0. And we really should have tested Almunia more when we had the chance to see if he was back to full fitness as I thought he looked quite shaky at times.

    Time to draw a line and move on - Defoe has served his 3-match ban so will be back for next week's game, and hopefully Lennon will be fit again too. They may only be little guys but they add that pace we were clearly missing today. With Modric also missing it was patently obvious that without them we were never going to play the attacking football we started the season with. But 3 men don't make a whole team and collectively there's a lot to be done if we're to maintain a push for CL or even UEFA Cup qualification.

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    • Long Long way to go yet Yiddos so stiff upper lips and all that.

      We may have bent you over and spanked your lilly white botties today while you stood their looking bemused with your shorts around your ankles (hypothetically of course) but you live to fight another day and all in all you have to look on the bright side...

      Your Fab still loves you and the Arsenal fans have gone damned easy on you with regards to the Bragging on here.

      Much Love.

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      • As many have said - we lost to a better team on the day - but Fab you must agree that at least we are not whinging about playing a second team - with Bassong, plus no Lennon, Modric, or Defoe ... as I remember another N. London team doing a year ago ....
        No doubt you showed us up today - arguably some soft goals - but we still let them in. And while we are not a 3 man team, Modric, Defoe, and Lennon are kind of key players for us (imagine how you guys would look with out Van Persie and Fab - different team yes?).
        That being said we have a way to go - or at least we need some key players back in the squad ... and if I had my way we would not be playing Keane or Ledley on a regular basis - they are at a stage in their game where they are bench players and the sooner 'arry realizes that the better.
        If you guys had a stronger defense you would be unbeatable!