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- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 13, 2014 11:23 Flag
Arsenal were more than capable of beating ManUseless without Walcott and Ramsey. Unfortunately Arsenals biggest foe was in the minds of the players last night.
ManUseless are utter tripe and the whole world can see that. They are a laughing stock and Keane is correct when he blamed the drunk for their current plight.
Last nights game has got to go down as the most insipid Arsenal display I have witnessed, probably since Wenger became manager. The lads should have given ManUseless a heavy spanking, lord knows they are more than capable of beating that excuse for an incredibly expensive team. Instead we had to witness that turd Van #$%$ being handed golden opportunities by our lack lustre lot.
Arsenal are throwing this title away and it is nobodies fault but their own. Chelski are a point clear and if City win their game in hand, they will be a point clear also. It is #$%$
PS....ManUseless looked as #$%$ as ever, lord knows why Rikki and Piggy (the secret ManUseless fan,sshhh!) suddenly believe they have a pair of balls between their legs.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 13, 2014 10:57 Flag
Oh dear....Rikki thinks Ozil isn't any good at football. Lord knows why Ronaldo complained so loudly when Ozil was allowed to leave and as for those crazy Madrid fans squealing about Ozil leaving! Mourinho must be nuts to think Ozil is 'the best no10 in the world!' too!!!
Janujaz a better player? STOP! STOP!!! MY SIDES!!! MY SIDES!!!!!
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 12, 2014 17:01 Flag
The Smiths were an incredible band and Morrissey a fantastic songwriter. With The Smiths there is no #$%$ fillers, everything they ever wote was top quality. What other band can that be said of? Morrissey is a legend! Best thing to come out of Manchester along with Marr and Mark E Smith.
WHat was that #$%$ band you went to see again Rikki? Deisel? Who the f*ck ever heard of that lot!?!? PMSL
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 11, 2014 16:18 Flag
I like Giroud and think he does a great job all in all. Giroud can't be deemed a prolific striker but he brings a lot to Arsenals all round attack. Giroud links wonderfully with our attack minded midfield and that midfield is prolific.
Walcotts loss has affected the clubs choices in attack. As has been written elsewhere, perhaps Podolski would be a good option up front.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 11, 2014 09:11 Flag
I think the anti Arsenal press (and there is plenty of them) are just aching to slight Ozil and Arsenal. Ozil wasn't at his best and perhaps he looked out of sorts but it has been a long season for him. First seasons at a new club, in a new country and immersed in a new culture are always going to sap the strength. To say Ozil is not settled comfortably in London is almost guaranteed to be pure conjecture on the part of the author.
Ozil always seemed happy enough to me.
A rest would not go amiss.Rather that than an injury bought on by fatigue.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 10, 2014 18:35 Flag
From what I see none of the four Lpool goals were due to Mertesakers pace and neither were they down to Artetas poor DM work. Koscileny perhaps didn't get back far enough after his interception in the build up to the 4th though it looks to me like it was merely a case of the pace of Sturridge beating Kosc, by a step! Sagna so far forward for the third is arguably the biggest defensive error IMO.
Onwards and upwards.
OK,i took a deep breath and watched the first 20 mins again (via Livetv) and you know what? Arsenal really were not so bad.
First goal came off the knee of Skirtel (arguably offside too BTW!) from a free kick which was as soft as I have ever seen. Arsenal were giving as good as they got. 4 mins or so. At around 9mins Lpool score again. Skirtel header from a corner kick. Good header. It happens to the best. Giroud had a chance at the other end and so did Monreal, both through better play than that of Lpool. Arsenal were still up for it at 2-0 down. Still passing well enough and still getting chances. Suarez hits the post, from another corner with a wicked shot from well outside the box. Mertesaker header, from a corner, which should have been on target.
Lpool crowd and players are bang up for the game now.Third goal at 16 mins. Ozil slips in the Lpool half Lpool take possession, Monreal caught upfield and Lpool run into open country and then put cross along floor which bypasses Arsenal CBs and Arteta (I think) to reach incoming Pool man at far post in acres of space as Sagna is way upfield.
Fourth goal, I think its Ozil again. This time his pass is cut out just outside of the Pool box.Koscielny had just won Arsenal the ball and was slightly forward at this point due to his interception. Coutinho grabs the ball, runs forward and plays a great ball to Sturridge who is afforded just enough space to beat Kosceilny, and score a well taken goal.
All in all, after close examination I don't think the wonderful start was due to canny tactics on the part of Lpool, or particularly bad play by Arsenal or exceptional play by Lpool. Lpool took their chances but those chances came twice from set pieces and twice through mistakes made by Arsenal a long way upfield. The full backs so far out of defence for the third (Sagna especially!) was the biggest mess IMO. The other three goals could happen quite easily, on any other day, and to any other team.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 10, 2014 15:14 Flag
I think Podolski has been incredibly under used and no, I don't know why that is. Surely the guy is another option upfront? He has an explosive shot on him and seems well up for playing. That said, there has been times when he has been used and has been largely invisible on the pitch. Ozil has not stood out in recent games but I think a huge amount is being expected of the guy in his first season. Also I'm not so sure he is the type of player who really stands out, he seems to quietly go about his business and sets up many a goal scoring chance.
Walcott was looking really good before his injury and along with Ramsey was a player full of promise this season.
I hope the lads available really get the bit between their teeth and push on. It is a great shame the team has thrown away the advantage it had over the once pursuing pack. I think the team as a whole has faltered in recent weeks. Perhaps they find their strength in adversity, rather than when leading. Worrying really.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 10, 2014 14:43 Flag
Maybe the kick in the balls Arsenal took from Lpool is enough to fire them up against ManUseless and finally get the deserved 3 points again.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 10, 2014 14:35 Flag
I agree, the lads HAVE to deliver on these occasions. It really isn't good enough. I honestly believe our failing to do so thus far is more a lack of confidence (and at times a lack of application) than a lack of tactics. I don't think Saturday loss was down to wonderful tactical play by Lpool. I think Arsenal could send out the same players against Pool on Saturday and would certainly be able to win the game convincingly. The squad is suffering and Ramsey and Flamini missing is being felt.
I think Arsenal failed to use their heads when the early goals went in and instead of becoming more defensive and tight, they opened up and tried to play but were well off the pace of Lpool (who were excellent). I don't think that was down to the manager. I think that was down to the fielded players not using their bonces collectively.
I was surprised to see Gibbs left out of the starting line up.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 10, 2014 14:16 Flag
I don't think the Lpool loss was down to tactical fault. It was more a case of game over before any tactics even came into play.
Arsenal have been fine for the most part this season. Extremely strong at the back and always a threat going forward. Wenger has employed more defensive midfields when needed, and he was able too. Flamini missing is a major pain at the moment.
- FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Feb 10, 2014 11:48 Flag
I thought ManUseless were getting their balls handed to them on a plate week in, week out Rikki!?!?!
As for supposedly drunk managers, that slit eyed scot you were so fond of caressing was so sloshed, week in, week out, some people began thinking he just sounded like he was p!ssed naturally!!