Saturday, 31 January 2009

Adebayor should have been "rested" not van Persie!

When I saw the team selection today I was gobsmacked. Why on earth was Robin van Persie on the bench?

The Boy Wonder is on fire and brimming with confidence. He should be starting EVERY game at the moment because every game is a MUST-WIN game.

We are trying to gain ground on the sides above us and van Persie's class and form is crucial to how Arsenal's season shapes up in the final furlong.

He really could be the difference between a Champions League place and a UEFA cup spot next season. He is that important.

Instead we see Wenger persist with a player who, for me, thinks he now has it made. Adebayor.

Since the summer we have only seen glimpses of Adebayor's form of last season. I've seen too many frustrating performances from him and I think he needs to be "rested" to get his head straight.

Perhaps if he gets some splinters in his arse from a spell on the bench it will do him good. The mega-money contract he earned in the summer has clearly gone to his head. He is half the player from a year ago.

I think he believes he has made it. He believes he is irreplaceable in the team and Wenger has to take some blame for that. Adebayor needs a kick up the arse and Le Boss obviously hasn't done it.

Adebayor had to step into Thierry Henry's boots but Henry he isn't. But he thinks he is.

I'm hoping the return of Eduardo will put pressure on Adebayor's first team place. We may then see the Adebayor of old.

He isn't even grafting for the cause anymore. I liked that about him. He always worked for the team but now we see a prima-donna Henry wannabe.

He wanted to build bridges with Gooners after his antics in the summer. He began too. He even started to win me round for about ten minutes.

I can see those bridges burning if he doesn't start to earn his money.

Come on Adebayor, step up to the plate.

Keep it Goonerish..............

98 comments:

Anonymous said...

adebayor is such a worthless cunt. i really hate him. he's not worth 19p. and he probably sucks cock on the side...

manuel said...

yep, bizarre tactical mistake today.

rest him for the fucking cardiff game, not for a league game we need to win.

we are very fortunate that villa didnt win, because it sounded as if they did everything but score.

Anonymous said...

I am the only one getting fed up with the park the bus mentality? English Premier League, the most exciting league in the world my arse.

Anonymous said...

I'm sick and fed up with watching this fucking worthless team week after week, this players are a bunch of wankers, GET WENGER OUT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

He's a lazy fuck. Can't believe we didn't sell him in the summer

Anonymous said...

The 'park the bus' excuse is too easy an excuse. If that is the case then surely we should be beating teams away from home when they don't 'park the bus'. The simple fact is we are an unambitious club and the current players have picked up on this.

Anonymous said...

Ade-barn door is SOOO WHACK it's unbelievable. I've been telling other gooners that after his udated contract the guy has become big headed and thinks everything will come easy. Even Bendtner would have done more with the chance Ade had, and he's not that much better than him.

Iceman said...

We didn't do enough to win this game.

I hope Wenger does not persist with Eboue in midfield, but what is more worrying is the injury to Diaby which may mean an extended run for Song and Eboue !!
We need Vela and Ramsey to be given a run, if not now, then when ?
And what was Bentner doing on the right of midfield, play him up front, he was wasted out there.

Not enough match winners in the team, our whole midfield needs surgery. Only Nasri can keep his place with a fit again Diaby.

Adebayor can go too.......

Gooner_B said...

the park the bus mentality is something all the top teams have to contend with....the difference being others have more team spirit...more moral, their fundimentals are intact and they have more than one match winner throughout their team. Where as at the mo we only have v.persie (maybe nasri to a degree) holding our seanson by a thread. ANY OF YOU WHO DON'T THINK WE NEED ARSHAVIN...BIG MISTAKE! the quicker Arshavin lands the quicker ade can be dropped and v.persie can play up top with arshavin in behind as had at the start of last season when hleb was playing behind v.persie...more creativity more opportunities more goals, better moral

WTF said...

How boring are Arsenal these days. We managed one shot at goal in the first half!!!

Were a joke team, seriously I'm so bored watching us it hurts!

Eboue is so shit, Song is shit, Ade is shit and lazy, denilson is poor, diaby is getting worse every game

Seriously Wenger, what the fuck!

Gooner_B said...

ade was whoafull! he lacks the correct fundimentals....same as eboue they do the wrong things at the wrong times and yet wenger persisits to have these type of players in his team,EXAMPLE Ade going for a sliderule pass from the right at the near post with his left foot is criminal that's something a striker learns as child you your right foot! ade actually needs a striking coach

Anonymous said...

eboue was decent today...
scapegoat no?

WTF said...

Gooner B - forget the coach, Ade should give up football. If your plaing in the elite english league as a striker, at minimum you should be able to control and pass the ball to a team mate. Between Ade and Eboue, I've never seen such inept players...

Anonymous said...

Just imagine, going to work and it's time for your performance review. Your manager says that you are under performing and that he will closely monitor your performance over the next few months. Time has come and the economy stinks and you have been axed. You ask your manager, why me? The manager says cause of your under performance and hence it was easy to select you as someone who should be made redundant....
Now let's look at Arsenal...Ade has got him self an 80k contract for significantly exceeding his performance last year. This year, the Ade we knew is no more, we have a very lazy, self obsessed non-team player who does not deserve to be on the team. This mid year review, his performance review was poor, his manager keeps a close eye on him but his performance does not improve...so what does his manager do?
His manager tells all the hard working people, we reward poor performance by keeping them on the team, so all you fools who pay to watch us or buy our t-shirts etc... can just shut up cause you do not matter.

WTF said...

No, sorry Anonymous, Eboue was crap. I was hoping he would go off early!

avenell said...

Hi wrighty just popped over to see my name in lights. thanks again!

We should have won with any of our strikers, just shows how bad we are when we rely on one player..
If a £80k a week player needs dropping we need to cut our losses and out him.

alxluc said...

eboue was gd 2day won alot freekicks
and mange 2 pass 5 yards
Ade is suffering with confidence.
course rest rvp he's fragile and needs to wrapped in cotton wool he's the only 1 being creative.
Asravian will come in for diaby hopefully hes match fit or eduardo will have to be rushed bk

Anonymous said...

Agree - leaving van Persie out was absolutely insane. Rest him for the Cardiff game indeed had to be the way.

Today was a must win game and he needed his most effective attacking option on the pitch from the start. Very lucky Villa drew or Uefa Cup/Europa League football would have been even more likely

WTF said...

Thats the problem - thats all eboue at most has done recently - try get free kicks - when has he ever (done the things a winger should do?)got beyond the full back and whippied in a quality cross or even scored a goal - put in a thru ball....my memory is bad but not that bad!

Gooner_B said...

but don't worry! be patient Ade won't be there much longer, on £80,000.00 per week the arsenal board don't keep players for long who get a top wage and decline in form, he'd scored 20 or more this stage last year before he hit a bad patch from late febuary to the end of april....now he's hit that bad patch more than a month earlier only scoring 12 goals altogether, he'll be gone before too long....examples vieira ljungberg, henry, sol.....all players that were sold a year or just over signing big contracts but producing less, fingers crossed the same will be said for ade if he don't come good by the end of this season

GoonerVance said...

Only since the summer have you seen Adebayor's underperformance? Funny I've seen it the last two years. He's a Berbatov to me a bunch of smash and grab goals set up by teammates who do all the heavy lifting. When it comes to producing one on his own he hasn't been able to do that for some time now. Adebayor score on a half chance not likely.

Wrighty7 said...

The thing that frustrates me about Adebayor is before this season at least if he played shit he still grafted.

We don't even see that anymore!!!

WTF said...

trying to be patient (3 years now since Wenger said the current bunch would graduate!) but at this rate champions league qualification is looking very bleak!

WTF said...

I think Ade has got it all wrong, he is trying to behave like a director - get the big $$$ but expects everyone else to do the work! Sorry pal, doesnt work in football, oh unless your at arsenal!

Gooner_B said...

wtf! i didn't mean be patient with the team? just be safe in the knowledge that ade won't last at this football club in this form.

your right it's actually more than 3years we've waited last year it should've happened....it didn't and to form wengers teams don't win titles back to back they give us an historic one year before a fall which should have been last year so we've hit that pinicle and we're now falling. this project has failed wenger needs to take his loyal subjects who have served him well....ie v.persie nasri sagna clichy, fabragas, the young ones developing (ramsey, wilshere, djourou?, vela, theo, gibbs) AND START AGAIN! akb's will say i don't know what i'm talking about or i'm a plastic fan "go support chelsea" lol but i'm 29y/o i've been an arsenal fan since i was 6....And arsenal have been great long before wenger arrived, and only under george graham have we NOT played good football

Anonymous said...

A shadow of his former self abandoned buy the footballing God's 4 his betrail at the begining of the season.What goes around comes around,but I do feel RVP needed a rest he's been playing out of his sock's whilst Adebayor an others havent shifted into 2nd.we no Robin's injury history,Very skidish ,Facts are bar Nasri the whole midfeild ain't ready 2 be out yet!,Adebayors gone backwards an still no singings its a painfull time nice 1 wrighty!

Anonymous said...

where did you get the face from wrighty7? you look like a whoring bellend if ever i saw one!

Anonymous said...

i think wenger is blind or deaf cant he hear or see FANS tired of ade.we dnt want him. no win if ade on pitch

Anonymous said...

Watching that lot today makes`me wonder why Arshavin wants to join us - maybe he can see that at Arsenal these days you can earn untold & you don't have to put in 100% every week. He must thinking what a soft touch!

Anonymous said...

i rememeber a interveiw on talksport about 15 months ago from a monaco fan, saying that he cant beleive how hard adebeyor was working for the team, as at monaco he was a lazy bastard. looks like he new ade well,, bring back simpson from westbrom and send ade there, i wish we could afford tevez, hed show the lazy tosser how to work for your team

Anonymous said...

ok, we've seen arsenal week in week out with consistently terrible performances. What needs to be sorted (more importantly than Arshavin) is one hero to stand up and say "give me that arm band Wenger." There is no one cracking a whip on the pitch and no one takes responsibility for cock ups and crap performances (even the boss). We here week in week out the words "desire" "spirit" and I even actually wet my self when I see Diaby on Ars.com preach about not giving up on title. Communication between players is poor ie Muno and last defender going for same ball with out a shout. As much as I respect Arsene for nurturing his players and defending the team, there comes a point when he has to step up and say "i am not happy with a point against the hammers, borough, everton, three half chances is not enough out put for a champions league aspiring team."

As much as an Arshavin type player would be awesome on the back of a gooner program in the starting line up, imagine how fed up he is going to be with a lazy ade not returning the pass, eboue not seeing him from 2 yards and diaby dribbling round 3 players to lose the ball rather than taking an easy pass. WENGER PLEASE WATCH THE GAME FROM UP IN THE STANDS SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT WE ARE SEEING.

Wrighty7 said...

A whoring bell-end?

Thanks for the compliment!

goonerboy said...

i hate saying this but i was over there today and i think if this arse shavings deal doesnt go through. Wenger might be moved upstairs beacause we aint gonna accept 5th or 6th place.

Anonymous said...

anyon else today think the atmosphere was terrible throughout? unless the fans were on the players backs it was silent.

goonerboy said...

i agree mate but are we getting value for money for our season tickets i aint thats for sure i pay 1200 a season ive got every right to boo em

Anonymous said...

have adebayour and eboue ever had any form?

goonerboy said...

Thers a lot of fans thinking we are being taken for granted by our ancient viewed bard. Hill wood should rot the old bastard. Penny pinching from the lifeblood of the club us the fans

Gooner_B said...

eboue had form...this time 3years ago! and has got prgressivly worst every 6months if you gave him a review also letting bad habbits like diving and moaning creep into his game

Ade had form from september 2007 to late feb 2008 and in may against derby when the title had gone lol other than that....hardly worth £80,000.00 a week

goonerboy said...

The miss adebayor had from sagnas cross was an open goal. How wenger thinks hes worth 80k a week is beyond me.As for billy elliott bendtner hes a joke as well. RVP on the bench as well a joke decision

Anonymous said...

This team is not good enough! Wenger's arrogance is killing Arsenal, the board are taking all the money, there is a complete lack of ambition they have been happy for us to finish 4th and qualify for CL.Other teams are now overtaking us where they have been poor in previous yrs that allowed us to creep in in 4th spot.
Eboue, Denilson, Song, Bendtner, Diaby second rate, Adebayor thinks he is better than he actually is.
We will achieve nothing with this squad.
Major overall needed before the position becomes beyong help.

Gooner_B said...

goonerboy i wouldn't be so harsh on bendtner....unfortunately he's going down the same path as aliadiere did a few years back where he's development has cocked up to the point where he's actually more effective out wide than he is as a forward....i'd take a punt on starting bendtner on the right instead of eboue we might just get more out of him plus it frees up a striking position long term we might get more goals too

goonerboy said...

PLAYERS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO WEAR THE SHIRT.
EBOUE
BENDTNER
SONG
DIABY
ALMUNIA
DENILSON
SHALL I GO ON
ADEBAYOR
SENDEROS (HOPE HE STAYS IN MILAN)


THATS 8 PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD. AND FUCK ALL MONEY TO REPLACE THEM. WE ARE ON THE SLIDE WED BETTER BELIEVE IT.

goonerboy said...

GOONER B DO YOU GO REGULAR TO THE EMIRATES? I GO EVERY HOME GAME BENDTNERS A USELESS BIGHEADED CUNT ANYONE AGREE?

mo said...

i can c y wenger rested rvp, from past experience we know rvp is prone to injuries and i think wenger was cautious not to risk him which is fair enough. Adebayor tho what can i say, he has been very disapointing this season, his atitude and mentality does not seem match winning(have u ever seen rooney go to ground because of a tackle and get up smiling)..
the difference between arsenal and the rest of the top clubs at the moment is we lack players that can really penetrate and drive the ball into the oppositions half. our attitude is very lazy, it really does not look like they are giving 100%, minus a few players most of the team is playing without any pride. for me our defence is looking good, sagna for me is the best right back in the league, clichy is probably 2nd best in the league below evra, djurou seems solid enough, gallas looks like he is getting back to his best and toure looks like he is finally getting back to being an arsenal player...
what we lack is sharpness in attack(whats the point of playing good defensively if we cannot score?)without the likes of rosicky, walcott, fabregas we just dont look like we can create anything in the attacking third(we cant jus rely on rvp to do everything), the team need to pull up there socks and remember thay they are letting us down. we desperately need arshavin in this team, least he can bring us some quality going forward(hopefully he will adapt quickly and not take 6 months)..
o well whatever happens least eduardo is coming back and hopefully that will lift the team, and finally adebayor maybe will realise that his position is up for grabs...
am definately not looking forward to uefa cup football...thats for losers like villa...

Anonymous said...

couldn't agree more with last comment about what has become virtually firt team not being good enough.
Fed up with hearing from idiotic blinkered fans who cannot see what a poor side we have become. Why would Fabregas stay and play with second raters, the same for Van Persie

Anonymous said...

Ade should be put in reserves or sold....he’s a donkey! We are not good enough, it’s as simple as that....look at Munu, just grinded out a result against Everton.. We could have closed the gap with AstonVilla had we won today. Why did RVP not start, ADE is shit in front of goal, he can’t score to save his life the lanky fuck waste of space. AW is a shit head the deluded French fuck......he has lost the plot and costs us 3 points again at home. We need to get shut of AW, Ebou. Ade, Bentdner, Diaby ASAP otherwise we will end up to be a mid table team. AW should have bought in the transfer at the beginning of the season. It’s too fucking late now. To all of those who trust in AW.....fuck off....don’t keep going on about what he has done in the past. It’s the future that counts.

goonerboy said...

WEVE GOTTA LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD. ARMCHAIR SUPPORTERS SEE HIGHLIGHTS OF GAMES. US REAL FANS SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE NOT ONE EDITED MINUTE OF ACTION. WE ARE REALISTS AND WE KNOW WE ARE GETTING SHORT CHANGED END OF STORY!

Anonymous said...

Why take off Bendtner when he was doing OK at outside right when Adebayor clearly could not give a toss and the Butch Wilkins play-alike Denilson is doing nothing?
Some people refer to Denilson as a defensive midfielder. Why? He can't tackle and can't head the ball. Watch Petit 1997 to 1999 to see what a defensive midfielder is supposed to do! - Ramgun

Anonymous said...

This summer needs to see Adeayor / Eboue / Bendtner / Song & Gallas leave, we would only need to sign a Class Def. Mid. & an out & out right footed striker.

IMO anyway

Very disappointed just got back from the match, no guts to us today or for the last couple of months actually, somethings very wrong, we've scraped a few wins late on which is making us look better than wot we are. Not looking fwd to the spuds game, think they will turn us over with their passionate support, sopmething we could do with, allowing WH fans to sing 60 thousand muppets all game with no response, embarrassing

Come on Arsene stop being so bloody stuborn, and make changes, before we turn aainst you.

Nobody wants that, but your becoming your own worst enemy!!

PS; sack eboue now!!

Anonymous said...

i also dont understand what denilson actually does...he is neither an attacking midfielder or a holding midfield player...so what is he exactly? i know he has scores a couple of goals but not enough to be classed as attcking midfielder...i am certain he does not have many assists either...as for defensive midfielder?how many tackles has he won, i dont understand y wenger is so reluctant to drop him?its like he is doing everything he can to make him a success...but sometimes u come across a player who u know wil never really become the best...remember christopher wreh?lol diaby also am not really sure what his actual position is and what his job in the team is?he has got a couple of tricks that he can do but again is not really that effective attacking neither is he good defensively...we hasve a rightback playing right hand attacking midfielder lol tell me someone what the f*** is happening to arsenal?for f*** sakes why dont we just buy some players to play in there natural position...

Gooner_B said...

Goonerboy i agree we are getting short changed....but seeing as everyone wants to get serious now, what do u intend on doing about it? ok wenger and the board are ripping us off, i don't go every week, i would do but with places taken up i can only go to handfull of games and when i do go the stadium is filled with people who clap every 5minutes singing "we love you arsenal we do" no passion, people who really don't care as much about the result aslong as they're entertained! i stood up to sing a few times a couple stand up and everyone around me gets self concious? lol

but yeah you guys that do go every week, because you have gold/silver/clublevel membership, What are you gonna do about? you need to make enough noise/protest in one voice that will disturb the board. but that wont happen coz arsenal fans aren't even in unison half are akb's and half hate this team wengers assembled until the infighting stops and EVERYPNE makes up their minds Nothing will happen.

Anonymous said...

The sooner Adebayor leaves the better, I pay a lot of money for my ST and that lazy bastard can't even justify his over the top wages, he is a spent force at Arsenal,Diaby is no different I have never seen anything as pathetic as Adebayor and Diaby, how can Wenger put RvP on the bench and then replace Bendtner with RvP, it should have been that lazy good for nothing waste of space Adebayor.
He has to go the one season player.

Anonymous said...

leave eboue alone, he gives his all, his just not that good being a midfielder....dont get me wrong he has not been playing well but am sure u will agree that he is brilliant cover for sagna if he ever were to get injured, after all that is his natural position but le gaffer wants him to play everywhere, cant blame eboue for that

Gooner_B said...

don't lie! who ever said eboue doesn't give his all! the aston villa game summed up eboue perfectly gets an assist but turns his back on the player receiving the pass about to cross the ball which gets the equalising goal.....don't say that! he dives he moans, he's doesn't close down players with enough pressure! he hardly assists he hardly defends and he can't hit the target to save his or his mothers life.....GET OUTTA HEAR!

goonerboy said...

gooner b . u are right mate. There are some wankers down there but id walk over hot coals to see arsenal no matter where we were in the league. but its up to the team to lift the crowd. we pay their wages. The big games are always a blinding intimidating atmosphere. u go to an arsenal v utd game there. its the nuts!

Anonymous said...

Dont really understand the Ade bashing .. yes he is very clearly out of form.. It seems to me what annoys people most is his salary bcus its mentioned in every post.. I agre he should be rested but there is long list of players who have been doing less of a job .. so naturally their heads should be called for first. The whole team is crap I thought Wenger was losing it , not going for the DM wew so badly need .. but were obviously i desperat need for a creative player.. We are all of the midn that Flamini is the player most missed .. but wenmger is looking for a replacement for Hleb (arshavin) someody who holds ball and is tricky enough to displace the opponents defence .. I beleive we will see the best of Ade (and everyone) when that issue is rectified.

Anonymous said...

i can c why wenger is reluctant to spend...but we forget wenger has always been like that....the difference is in the past alot of signings turned out to gems, but now the likes of denilson, diaby, bendtner, and just the lack of team spirit is making him look like a dumbass...to be fair though am glad we dont spend stupid amounts on players...i love seeing young players come and make a name of themselves...but sometimes i think wenger goes abit too far because right now we dont have any real leaders, or any real super qualtiy players minus a couple here and there...but still long way to go till the end of the season so lets all pray..

Anonymous said...

Adebayor is a shit cunt ! Remember when he first joined us when we were still at Highbury? He was enthusiastic and used to run and give all he had. Now all I see is one tall skinny lazy motherfoker who is so far up his own ass it isnt funny. Now that Henry is gone he thinks he is no 1 and thats because of that fuckwit Wenger. Our midfield makes me cry - eboue diaby song denilson? Fuck me dead give me west brom's midfield over these shit cunts !

Gooner_B said...

Goonerboy i have been! i'v actually been going to games since 94 my 1st game was in the northbank against chelsea with wrighty scoring a diving header! unfortunately unlike most i never had a family or friend older than me that were that much into football so investing in a season ticket never happened for me mate....where as i know certain WOMEN who's dads have had season tickets for them and their families for years! lol and she doesn't even like arsenal that much....you see the vicious cylcle! but i go to as many as i can every year since then including united games tottenham games, chelsea games and so on

Anonymous said...

gooner_b my point exactly...he is being played out of position, i think right now we are looking for players to blame, and i feel that the fans have used him as as scapegoat...
remember its the whole team playing poor...but everyone seems to be picking on him, plus he has been injured, i just feel he is the one being treated unfairly.

tom said...

i would just like to make a point, the best player in our team at the moment is sagna. i have real respect for him, since he has been here all he does is play football, works really hard, very rarely makes mistakes, and never ever moans, he is a real soldier, if only we had more players with the same attitude, we would be unbeatable

Anonymous said...

adebadplayer rested. he does fuk all on the pitch for an excuse for being rested . get him out of arsenal never mind rested. hes all wats wrong with football . lazy greedy overpaid lazy donkey

Gooner_B said...

No as well as a team collectively, you have to look at a player individually aswell, the reason eboue is targeted is because his performances actually get worst every year, no player has declined more than eboue granted he's out of position, but compare eboue this year to eboue in the same position last year...he's worst? compare eboue at right back 2006-2007 to eboue this time 2006 to may 2006...he got worst, no matter what position he was in i remember after the juve game in cl 2006 people were comparing eboue to THURAM? he played that well! so this player has declined every 6months for 3YEARS! and still STARTS? NO WAY MATE THAT CAN'T HAPPEN AT ANY OTHER TEAM EXCEPT ARSENAL BECAUSE WENGERS FAITH IN THIS CROP BORDERS ON INSANITY

fab said...

I cant believe we never took our chance today with villa dropping points, liverpool and chelsea playing tomorrow where points will also be dropped. how many more chances will we get?i cant see man utd losing top spot, they remind me of our invincible team, brilliant defence with a frightening attack, and even when they play poor they got so many match winners.
arsenal will be lucky to be playing champions league next season, ohhh well we will be watching channel 5 then next season, i feel depressed already

Anonymous said...

gooner_b i understand what your saying but my point is the guy had potential...he got injured, been played out of position but to be fair sagna deserves that right back spot. i just feel he has not had much of a chance to reclaim that right back spot as sagna has rarely missed a game and therefore he has had to settle for what he is given, midfield position which he is not cut out for.

jack said...

gooner_B i think your right with what you say regarding wenger putting faith in these players. but then again i wouldnt question wengers judgement as he has won trophies before using that same judgement. i just feel that this current team is full of arrogant players who think they are brilliant but dont give 100% because they feel they dont need to. and they know wenger will keep putting faith in them. i think they are taking advantage of wenger, hleb, flamini, viera, even soul campbell to name a few all betrayed wengers trust. i think wenger is too nice to them, if he perhaps took alex fergusons attitude they would work there socks off for him.

Gooner_B said...

that's you fab! i aint watching no channel 5 next season, i'm all for following your team through thick and thin....as long as the board are truthfull enough to let you know what you've signed up for, they make a bomb from each game at the emirates and in 5years we watch an INVINCBLE league team turn into a UEFA CUP team? taking your money and paying off loans and then pocketing the rest in bonuses with hardly any investment on the pitch.....sorry i didn't sign up for that mate

goonerboy said...

at the end of the day we all want the same thing a trophy winning team. but this team is so imbalanced its untrue. no centre half that can head a ball. no midfield hard man and the most important thing no warriors that will bleed for the shirt. thats it in a nutshell. a keown adams or winterburn, vieria. we used to be the most feared team in england. now we are a soft touch and all the other teams know it

fab said...

gooner_B being a true supporter means supporting your team regardless...dont get me wrong i am going to hate watching them play uefa cup football, i shall get stick from my work colleagues like u wont believe but regardless i shall still watch them and support them. i still remember those days back in the mid nineties when uefa cup was a top cup to get, anyone remember naeem from the halfway line?lol
but that was then and this is now, id be very dissapointed to go back to watching uefa cup football but regardless i shall still watch it

Anonymous said...

goonerboy i know what you mean, i want to see us winning trophies but i think wengers philosophy has always been that the club will be a self generating club not relying on rich foreign investments, he did brilliant at the beginning as most clubs were poor but now the likes of chelsea and liverpool, even man city have now got rich owners who pumped money in..if they did not then arsenal would still be up there with man utd..unfortunately while all this happened we kinda got left behind, we will catch up but it wont be this season and thats as long as the players we have stay

Gooner_B said...

Eboue "HAD" potential being the operative word! that's gone now the mans now 26 going on 27....his developmental years have gone.....or the golden years as wenger would say have passed, he's actually supposed to be schooling the younger guys in how to play for this team. That is where i blame wenger, if you look at our previous side under him or even manchest united for example we've always had players to pass on the heritage of the club to the next generation....bold/keown/adams/dixon/winterburn passing the heritage over to Vieira/cambell/palour/pires/bergkamp/Henry/cashley...even! but wenger sold this generation before they could pass it on to this new gen...only fabragas/v.perise/flamini had enough time with the old guards before they were sent on their way hence what you see today? look at united scholes giggs and neville are still around school the new gen.

can u imagine what VIEIRA WOULD SAY TO EBOUE IF HE KEPT ON DIVING AND MOANING THE WAY HE IS? U ALL KNOW HENRY USED TO BE THE GRASS AT HIGHBURY WHEN ADE MESSED AROUND MAKING THE WRONG CHOICES just didn't last long enough! WHAT COULD PIRES TEACH THE PLAYERS THAT PLAY ON OUR WINGS NOW? THEO...NASRI ETC i dream of the day we can get back to that

goonerboy said...

i spoke to bob wilson today at the game. he reckons theres no money and we have to sell in order to buy for the next 5 years. He must know we are skint.A takeovers a must if we are gonna get back to 5 years ago quality

Gooner_B said...

fab...i hear you! but it's not fair, the arsenal board should tell us to lower our expectation, where's the ambition gone....back then we knew the uefa cup was the best we could do....i remember it! but we happy to be there!....things have changed, the stadium was meant to make arsenal a super power? or so they told us? instead it's been us doing the spending and them doing the watching, we're not like a.c milan yet? where players will stay because the name and the heritage of the club IS that big we're still trying to get there....they'll be a player exodus

Anonymous said...

gooner_b i agree with u mate..these kinds need guidance. i remember those days, adams, keown, winterburn, campbell, dixon, parlour,viera, petite, pires, ljunberg, henry, bergkamp...that team scared the living daylights out of most teams lol now those were the days. just wish a few of them were still here as u say to pass on there experience and to lead this young team, i think they nneed guidance and to be honest i dont think even fab as has got enough experience to give them that.

goonerboy said...

GOONER B U ARE BEING A BIT NAIVE MATE THINKING THE BOARD ARE GONNA SAY WE ARE HAPPY TO FINISH 5TH. THAT WILL REALLY SELL SEASON TICKETS WONT IT. HOPE U AINT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR ITS U THATS CAUSED THE CREDIT CRUNCH LOL. THEY WANT OUR MONEY MATE SO THEY AINT GONNA TELL US LOL

Gooner_B said...

i agree! but he at least learnt enough to hold his own and stand on his own two feet without the training wheels, u know?....which some of em now aint even doing!

Anonymous said...

that is soooo true, we just dont have that kinda history where players just dont want to leave...look at thierry henry even he left us for barcelona because they have that history behind them...how often do u c big players leave man utd?they even managed to keep ronaldo, because he knows his at the best club anyway...do u really think we will ever players of giggs caliber?scholes?can u c rooney ever leaving man u?beckham only left because of a disagreemenet with the gaffer, keane left for same reason, otherwise alot of players spend there whole careers there...i just cant c that happeninf for us

Anonymous said...

i personally think some of these players would do better at man utd, these players have the quality but need guidance, i think fabregas may end up leaving with rvp, purely because they may never win all the trophies with arsenal.

Gooner_B said...

goonerboy! lol thanx!

you know what i mean? lets be honest regardless, you'll still keep your season ticket coz their some1 in line ready to bite your hand for it if you give it up....how did we say in uni. "move your FEET, LOSE YOUR SEAT!" just be transparent and tell us their is no money.

not Fizman saying when the trnsfer window's closed "if wenger wants we have the resources to spend £30m on one player if he wants" and then when the window opens hill-wood "wenger has cash! but not endless cash as is being suggested" COME ON? ARE WE STUPID...DON'T LIE SIMPLY SAY U DON'T HAVE, "FANS WE NEED YOUR HELP", THAT'S OUR CLUB OFCOURSE WE'LL DO WHAT WE CAN!

Anonymous said...

o but u forget we have silvestres "experience", he can show all the youngsters how to get injured and never play well, and he will probably spend the rest of his career with arsenal...c ur wrong...he left man utd to come to arsenal..crazy motherf***ker lol

goonerboy said...

WE WILL NEVER GET THE TRUTH MATE THEY BITE THE HANDS THAT FEEDS EM AND YOUR RIGHT. IF I GIVE UP MY SEASON TICKET TOMORROW THERE WILL BE 100 PEOPLE READY TO TAKE IT NOW. BUT U SHOULD NEVER TAKE OUR LOYALTY TO OUR CLUB FOR GRANTED. TO ME THATS UNFORGIVEABLE

Gooner_B said...

that annonymous about silvestre

you just answered you question...how can silvestre be so important to united if he's sold to arsenal? he has no experience to pass on to the new gen hence the reason he was sold not every player that has been there for years has that ability? and the worst part is we have chelsea and united's cast offs and they have nothing to give lol because they don't know arsenal inside out...the only part of the marble halls they knew was when they came to play arsenal, LOSE in gallas's case and go home...he never won titles with arsenal he won and silvestre won titles with chelsea and united alike....in other words you do u...and we'll do arsenal u know?

Gooner_B said...

so goonerboy! what do you suggest, coz we've gotta bring the roof down with noise for the board to trully hear you and know there's a problem?

Anonymous said...

exactly gooner_b they dont have arsenal running through there veins, they dont have arsenal at heart. they only came to us because they became rejects at there own clubs. its kinda sad, i got cussed so bad when we brought silvestre, us taking man utds leftovers. i wonder if we will ever have players who will be classed as veterans of the club?

goonerboy said...

A FUCKING PROTEST TO GET THE USELESS CUNTS OUT MATE. A TAKEOVER IS THE ONLY ROUTE WEVE GOT. WENGERS MERELY A PUUPET FOR THEIR INADEQUECIES. THE POOR FUCKER IS TOLD TO GIVE US BULLSHIT BY THE OLD TURKEY HILL WOOD AND FAGAN LOOKALIKE FIZMAN LOL

Anonymous said...

ADEBAYOR IS RUBBISH!
EBOUE IS RUBBISH!
ALMUNIA IS RUBBISH!
SELL KOLO TO MAN CITY & BUY MICAH RICHARDS - AT LEAST HE WON'T INSIST OF TAKING ALL THE FREE KICKS AND BLASTING THEM INTO THE WALL.

Only plus today was that we got a glimpse of the player Diaby could be in the centre.

Arshavin wide left will allow Naz to take the Fabregas role. It's a final day deadline signing, but it is gonna happen.

nygunner said...

sagna and clichy needs to put some time in practice learning how to cross. 30 crosses a day for 30 minutes... that should do the trick. we need to work on the directness of our attack. when teams park the bus, we could use some of that direct attack. never liked ade. he hustled us last year for more money this year. agreed both him and daiby needs to be sold. think denilson/eboe/ song can develop into squad players though... but definitely not fit for the first team. i hope dudu and arshavin will give out attack a much needed boost.

Gooner_B said...

goonerboy name the time and the place when it all becomes too much and i'll be on the 1st bus 236 to highbury making way there to join you

Anonymous said...

The laziness of Greedybayor recently has been outstanding. I was at the game today and he just expected the ball to come to him without getting in any positions. We are stuck with him now because on these performances, nobody will want him.

Anonymous said...

I was at the game today and Greedybayor was lazy and uninterested. he was stood there, expecting the ball just to come to him without moving in to position. nobody will want him playing like this so we are stuck with the donkey

Gunner Dude said...

Other fans thoughts on the AA transfer http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3mkjm-uoDVU

Danish Gooner said...

Look,every half decent pl side now knows how to defend against Arsenal it isnt rocket science they can do it in their sleep.Countless were the times i counted 4 Arsenal players attacking and 8 West Ham players defending......does Wenger somehow believe that our players are that fast as they can pass around 8 defenders when they are only attacking with 4.And all the sideways passing makes West Ham look good it is as effective as a blunt tool.This is our attacking pattern 90 percent of the time.From Gallas to Sagna who rampages forward gets crowded out,retreats passes infield to diaby or song or some other plonker who lays it off to Ade who gets crowded out put tries to thread the ball through the eye of the needle to van Persie who is a yard to slow and the ball ends at the feet of the goalkeeeper or as a goalkick.Or the special Arsenal overlap where Sagna bursts forward and some plonker very often Bendtner overlaps him but somehow is 4 against while the rest off them are either standing ther looking forlorn or have wandered in to an off side position.This is Arsenal attacking 90 percent of the time my pub team could defend this and Cardiff will again Tuesday.

Gooner_B said...

GunnerDude! sorry bruva i've just seen your lil blog, wow! you almost feel like a lil cousin when i'm seeing the way you talk about the team lol, where ru orignally from? nigeria or what?

anyway yeah i'm feeling your views about the frustration no doubt!

Anonymous said...

Why dont we play in a barcelona formation!?!?
this is a question i've been asking myself for a while now..with fabregas, walcott, rosiscy, and now diaby, our only true quality midfielders are nasri, and perhaps denilson...however our striker options are many! therfore w cousl use nasri, denilson and song or eboue in CM then put RVP on lest wing, adebayor as a central striker, and use Vela and bendtner on right wing :D surely this should be our preferred formation until our fab captain resturns?

Pants said...

Watching Adebayor and Eboue makes me so mad i want to shit myself in anger

Pants said...

ps: I've just read the comment from anonymous above, "therfore w cousl use nasri, denilson and song or eboue in CM then put RVP on lest wing, adebayor as a central striker, and use Vela and bendtner on right wing"

Are you on crack?

Anonymous said...

hi im paul and a villa fan, i have nothing against arsenal but comments on this site are quite sad you keep going on about luck we have and how your top players will be back soon, well we got our players coming back to and the players in our team want to play and are hungry, we know we maybe punching above our weight but we keep going for it, my point about it being sad is the fact your scared we will pinch your CL spot and not worrying about the other big 3, i dont think you would catch man u but are the others that far away,whatever happens this season there will be about 7 teams going for those top 4 places next year as man city will buy plenty in the summer, we will be there abouts as will everton and i cant see your second favorite team being this bad next year unless those spuds get relogated which would be funny, but i think by your own posts you know there is no big 4 now maybe a big 3 but not for long, thanks for reading i

GunnerFromDownUnder said...

Ade is important to arsenal, as a lone striker mabye not so good but combined with Robin Van Persie, they work so well. Ade is strong and rvp feeds of him well.
Ade just needs to get his head on straight, his still a great player.