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  • bad result for us but the way we played we didn't deserve more IMO.

    Since this board seems dead, I will spare myself the typing of what we could have tried to do to improve the second half after a poor first half.

    I still think 4th is out of reach for us.

  • I must say that in Arsenal's most productive period of outstanding form and performances of individuals, the silence on this board is baffling; to say nothing of the once loud protestations about the team and Arsene Wenger when everything they did brought some kind bleat. Now with the acclaim from the media ringing in our ears, it seems that Govinda and all have been struck dumb. Probably with astonishment that all their dire warnings of doom at the Emirates, have come to nothing. Meanwhile I'll just enjoy a chuckle at the prophets of doom. As for you John I cant believe you of all people have nothing to say!!??

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    Moving to Bali

    by You Gotta Larf! Dec 17, 2014 18:55

    Bali/Indonesia - a place where they happily execute foreigners via a firing squad for drug smuggling yet turn a blind eye to stuff like kiddy fiddling.

    Yeah, sounds like paradise, if you're an old nonce.

    You'd better be careful what you do over there, you old woofter

    OINK OINK!!!

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    Francis Coquelin

    by John Feb 13, 2015 10:52

    I don't think we would be where we are without him in the PL. He shows us what we have been missing. The question is though (to me) should we still try to sign Schneiderlin or a player like him? I think so.

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    Happy New Year

    by John Jan 2, 2015 16:56

    The only thing that's going to shift Wenger and his thinking, is if Tottenham knock us out of a place in the CL. And that is not as far away as some may think. A sobering thought for many, including the Arsenal board, who just might sit up and pay attention for once. BTW A Happy New Year to you and everyone. BTW again what was AW thinking of when he had 3 or 4 five foot 'nothings' up front against a six foot plus defence at S'hampton?

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    Wilshere caught smoking...again

    by John Feb 5, 2015 13:49

    A few seasons ago we never thought we would be talking about Wilshire this way. About his potential etc. We expected that by now the talking would be about his actual game rather than his potential.

    He should no longer get a free ride and for the moment, even if he is fit, I don't see his place in the starting 11.

    The other problem Arsenal have, IMO, is that we have too many players that have similar attributes. Good technique, easily ran of the ball, small physique, not particularly pacy, preferring to play in the middle of the park.

    IMO, we can only really play with a maximum of 2 such players at a time. If you consider 4 defenders and 1 DM that leaves room (ideally) for 2 small technical players, a striker and two quick wide players.

    In fact I don't even think there is space for Ozil in our starting 11.

    At the moment I would argue for Sanchez-Giroud-Walcott up front and Bellerin - Mert - Cos - Monreal or Gibbs in the back with Coquelin as DM.

    This leaves 2 places for centrally functioning midfielders and to me on current form Cazorla is a shoe in leaving Ramsey, Wilshire, Rosicky, Ozil, Ox. When all fit my second choice would be Ox since he has pace which you need in today's game IMO.

  • ...and in they marched into Old Trafford and collected a 0-1 win!

    Lovely start to 2015 I think...you gotta larf, really, you do!