Friday, 30 December 2011

Perhaps The ACN Can Rejuvenate Marouane Chamakh

Maybe I am clutching at straws here. Or maybe I have completely lost the plot in more ways than one.

But I am really hoping that Marouane Chamakh will come back to Arsenal, after the African Cup of Nations, a completely rejuvenated player.

Fingers crossed, hopefully he might even come back as Lukas Podolski.

Who knows though? A change of scenery might do the Moroccan the world of good. A couple of goals definitely would.

It's fair to say that Chamakh has had a bit of annus horribilis. 

2011 hasn't been the greatest time for him. In fact, I've even seen it mooted that he is the worst striker to have ever worn the Arsenal shirt.

Now I wouldn't go that far. Clive Allen gets that honour for me. At least Chamakh's early form lasted longer than a pre-season. Just.

The question is can Marouane turn his Arsenal career round?

I'd like to see it because in his early days with the club he looked quite good. And that is not just his slick hair looking good either.

He was an asset to the team and I could see why Arsene Wenger wanted to sign him.

Then came along 2011 and the next thing you know, he not only looked like a giraffe, but began to resemble how one would play on a football pitch.

It looks like the striker will be at the club until the summer at least. Wenger never gives up on his players easily.

So I am hoping, wishing, that Morocco have a great tournament and that Chamakh comes back to North London completely full of confidence.

It could be like signing a new player.....

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Diaby Shouldn't Be Blocking A Move For Gourcuff

Yoann Gourcuff has been linked with a move to Arsenal for a long, long time.

Since the summer this 'rumour' has grown bigger than Gervinho's forehead and won't go away despite Arsene Wenger denying it will happen.

Wenger's reason for not bringing in Gourcuff is that Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby will be back from injury soon and there will be a lot of players in the midfield area.

That's true I suppose, but does Diaby actually count as an actual option?

On his day the Frenchman can be a handy player to have but he is injured more often than not.

In the past he has been mooted as the new Patrick Vieira whereas I think the new Darren Anderton is a more sensible assessment.

I feel for Abou Diaby, I really do. It must be lonely being in that treatment room all the time but frankly if a move for Yoann Gourcuff is not possible because of him then I'm astounded.

I hate to be negative about any of the Arsenal players, it destroys me inside like a Marriot Hotel lasagne special.

And of course, during his career with us, Diaby has been very unlucky with injuries, but there has to be a time when enough is enough.

Understandably Wenger wants to give Abou every chance possible to make it with Arsenal. He truly believes in him.

But the bigger picture is that the club must come first and if Abou Diaby has to be sacrificed for Arsenal to be successful then so be it.

Despite peppering relegation rivals (ahem) Wolves goal yesterday its clear sometimes that we need that creative 'spark'.

When Wilshere comes back that will help massively. Will Diaby help? Of course but how long until he gains another injury is any ones guess.

Gourcuff can be that man who unlocks the door when the opposition plays a 9-1-0 formation. He is a very clever player and one, who I am sure, would love to play under Arsene Wenger.

We all know that Arsene is very loyal. Especially to the club, but to the players he believes in too. So I can understand why the boss sticks by Diaby.

But the truth is we don't know whether Abou will ever be able to sustain his fitness long enough to have an extended run in the side.

Previous campaigns suggest not.

So in my view, if Wenger wants Gourcuff, or anyone else for that matter, then he should go get them because there is too much to lose if he doesn't.

A Gourcuff could be what we need to propel us into the top four. An unfit Diaby won't.

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Monday, 19 December 2011

How Can This Man Be Described As A Panic-Buy?

The more and more I see Mikel Arteta play in an Arsenal shirt, the louder I laugh at the fact some people out there called him a 'panic-buy'.

When he signed for us I was over the moon. 

I loved watching him play when he was at Everton, and I love him even more now he wears the shirt of Arsenal.

Yesterday, in my opinion, he ran the midfield better than Paula Radcliffe runs a marathon. 

You could have bought two-and-a-half Arteta's for what Manchester City paid for Yaya Toure and the Spaniard had him in his pocket.

Neat and tidy, Mikel gets better with each passing game. And I have to ask, does he ever give the ball away? 

Arteta is like Arsenal's clock. He continues to keep us ticking over. He keeps the ball and does the simple things with it.

Players like Arteta are often overlooked in a game because they aren't always spectacular. But you need someone like him in the side because he is a steady influence.

I often wish that we had had him in our ranks in previous years. Him and Cesc would have been deadlier than a Puffer fish together.

A lot of people said that his best years were behind him. Well I happen to think his best years are in front of him and I'm glad that Gooners will get to see it.

For Arteta it's bad luck that he is Spanish. Not that there is anything wrong with being a Spaniard, but because at the moment Spain have the best midfield in the history of football, he can't get in their side.

Had Mikel been born in another era I am sure he would have been a regular for his country. It goes to show though how good Spain are when someone like Arteta doesn't get a look in.

If Arteta continues to play as well as he is maybe that will change as, unlike Samir Nasri, he will still get to show his talents in the Champions League.

So one day, that deserved international call-up, may just happen for him.

As for now, I will continue to squeal with delight when I see Arteta trotting out to the pitch wearing an Arsenal, and carry on sniggering that he was described as a 'panic-buy'.

He's more like a 'super-buy' in my book.

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Was Ju Young Park Bought For Shirt Sales?

Since Ju Young Park arrived from Monaco in August he has made less than a handful of appearances for Arsenal.

Now I understand there is always going to be a period of 'transition' for a player coming in from a different country, but at times I wonder whether Park is actually real or a figment of my imagination.

I keep seeing on the Arsenal website that Ju Young is ready for action. Well, to be honest, that news is beginning to get older than Stonehenge now.

There is no doubt that the South Korean has a good record at international level. And he is one of the most popular players in South Korea too.

So why doesn't he feature more for the Gunners? And more importantly, why did Arsenal sign him?

Of course he is lower than Flo-Rida in the pecking order at the club. Park will get more of a chance in January when Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh leave for the African Cup of Nations.

Or Perhaps Wenger doesn't actually feel that he is ready for first-team action yet despite saying that he is.

I have a more cynical view of things though. And I hope that I am wrong because Park seems a nice fella.

The reason I think Arsenal bought Ju Young Park is for shirt sales. There I said it, please don't hate me.

There is a huge market in Asia. Footballers from that area are treated with a status that even Status Quo do not receive.

Simply put, if Ju Young Park stepped a foot into South Korea he would be received like a God.

Global branding is what football clubs want these days. Arsenal are no different.

I think signing the captain of South Korea is a move the club made because most of the people there will now rush out and buy an Arsenal shirt with 'Park 9' on the back.

Its obvious that Park can play a bit. His goal in the Carling Cup against Bolton was magical. 

But I believe that the motive to sign him was a financial one for Arsenal. Pay between £3m-5m for him and the club probably earned that money back in 15 minutes.

We did the same thing in 2001 with Junichi Inamoto. Within 24 hours most Japanese people supported Arsenal.

I haven't written this to offend any body whatsoever. And to be honest, I really hope that I am wrong, that Park becomes a regular and shoves these words down my throat.

But I just get that vibe about this deal. And that is not the players fault I know.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Arsene Wenger Could Save Fernando Torres

I know many people reading the headline of this article will probably think that I have gone completely crackers.

Damn, a little part of me even thinks so too.

But there is another part of me, deep down, that truly believes that Fernando Torres would flourish at Arsenal, under Arsene Wenger.

Its true that Torres hasn't exactly set the world alight since his £50m move from Liverpool to Chelsea last January.

Going by his recent standards he probably couldn't set a candle alight.

It could even be said that the Spaniard has flopped in a massive way.

However, I still think that the Chelsea striker is still a top, top class player who is just at the wrong club.

There is a saying that form is temporary and class is permanent.

Well, I would agree it seems that Torres has been out of form since 1843, but he can still show flashes of the form he showed when he first appeared on our shores.

The man may appear past his best but can he really be washed up at the age of 27?

Especially when you take into account that strikers usually peak between the ages of 28-32.

I honestly feel, that if Chelsea are really offering him out for £20m, that he will make a great signing for someone.

Arsene Wenger would be ideal for Torres. He has proved in the past that he can rejuvenate players who appear out-of-sorts.

Not only that, Arsenal's style of football and system is made for someone like the Spaniard.

It's been said that Robin van Persie wants Wenger to make signings of intent and bringing Torres to the home of football would make a big, big statement.

Arsenal need another striker. In fact, we need another striker more than Frank Lampard needs cake.

Being labelled the highest costing flop in football known to mankind must be hurting Torres inside.

He will have a point to prove that he is not finished. He is at a club where the manager, and even his team-mates, seemingly doesn't want him any more. A club where the football doesn't suit him.

Arsenal should make that £20m move. We are geared up to create chances for the strikers.

Torres, and Robin van Persie especially I'm sure, would love it if the Spaniard pulled on the red and white shirt.

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Monday, 12 December 2011

I Am Gutted For André Santos

For a long long time I have said that I would love Arsene Wenger to play Thomas Vermaelen at left-back.

In fact, when blowing the candles out on my (ahem) 18th birthday cake last year I wished that the Belgian would become a regular there.

I have always felt that Arsenal would be so much more solid at the back with him playing there.

Imagine a back-line of (from left to right) Vermaelen, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Sagna.

That defence, in my opinion, would be Arsenal's strongest 'defensive' back-four.

A defenders job, first and foremost, is too defend isn't it? And those four mentioned love to defend as much as I love BBQ Spare Ribs.

Of course my plan means taking, who many consider to be, our best centre-back from his favoured position and shifting him to the left-back slot.

Well, due to the injuries we have suffered, it appears my wish that Vermaelen has an extended run at left-back may come true.

However, I should have been more careful what I wished for!

Thomas will have to play there, not through merit, but because Wenger's first-choice, André Santos, is out for three months.

I am genuinely gutted for Santos because he has become my most favourite Brazilian. I even like him more than Pamela Anderson's Brazilian.

When he first joined the club I thought he was Frank Lampard's distant South American cousin. He was that fat.

Not only that, it appeared he couldn't defend to save his life.

André's kamikaze forward runs meant we were exposed at the back and his obvious lack of fitness didn't help either.

He needed time to adapt to the English league and earlier in the season, we were struggling, so we didn't have that time.

So some people made quick judgements on Santos and many thought he wasn't up to scratch.

This was unfair on him. How can a player be judged in such a short space of time?

Especially when you consider he had no pre-season with Arsenal and had signed from the Turkish league. A league with all due respect, that is weaker than its English equivalent.

I think André Santos has come a long way in a very short time since arriving at Arsenal.

His fitness has improved, he is finding his feet, and every week he is beginning to show that he can actually defend too.

Santo is proving the doubters wrong all the time and that is why I am gutted for him that this injury has come now.

Fingers crossed he makes a quick recovery and doesn't end up plumper than he was before he joined!

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

If Only Nicolas Anelka Had Stayed At Arsenal

Sometimes I look at Nicolas Anelka and I just think what a waste.

Don't get me wrong, he has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world.

Arsenal, Real Madrid, Paris-Saint Germain, Liverpool and Bolton is quite an impressive list for any footballer.

But he has also undermined and stained his career by playing for smaller clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City.

I glance back to the summer of 1999 (how long ago?!) when Anelka left Arsenal and I am sure he must have some regret.

His brothers, Claude and Didier, had become his agents and they decided that Nicolas would be better off elsewhere.

Being young, easily influenced, and after being given several chinese-burns by Didier, he took their advice and left for Real Madrid.

After leaving for the Bernabeu his career appeared to go downhill faster than Wayne Rooney chasing the 10:46 OAP coach trip from Manchester to London.

He drifted from club to club and never really settled down.

That was until he found religion. Anelka became a Muslim, moved to Turkey with Fenerbahce and finally appeared to find some balance in his life.

Where he found faith, he lost something too. His brothers.

Its also been said that one of his team-mates at Fenerbahce had a Destiny's Child album and Nicolas played the 'Independent Women' track over and over again.

And it was that, and religion, that made Anelka become more independent from his brothers.

I can't confirm this though.

If only Nicolas Anelka found religion or Destiny's Child released that track in the summer of 1999.

He most probably would have stayed at Arsenal and become an absolute legend at the club.

Anelka and Thierry Henry was the partnership that Arsene Wenger had sweet dreams about.

Wenger has said in the past he wishes he had had the chance to pair the two Frenchmen together in an attack more potent than Pele on Viagra.

He never got that opportunity and I believe it is a real shame we never saw Henry and Anelka wearing the red and white of Arsenal at the same time.

Nowadays it appears Anelka is on the move again. He has realised that Chelsea aren't even the biggest club in Chelsea and he could be on his toes.

Rumours are he is heading off to the Far East. Shanghai Shenhua of China are the favourites to sign him. Although Millwall are in the running too.

Had he stayed at Arsenal, under Arsene Wenger, I firmly believe he would have become a legend with us Gooners.

Not only that, like Thierry Henry, he would have been known as one of the greatest players of the last decade.

Instead most people see Anelka as a footballing nomad. A man who couldn't stay at one place.

And that, is a shame.

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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Lukas Podolski Would Be Ideal For Arsenal

I keep seeing these rumours Arsenal are in the hunt for Lukas Podolski and I have to admit that it excites me a little.

Of course, they are only rumours, but if there was some truth in the talk around town, then he would be an ideal acquisition to the squad.

He has plenty of experience at the top-level in football and can play as striker or as a wide player.

Whenever I have seen Podolski play he has always impressed me. That left foot of his is sweeter than honey. With sugar on top.

He has played nearly 100 times for Germany at the ripe old age of 26 so he has undoubted quality.

The man himself has bigged up Arsenal recently too. Flirting and batting his eye-lids away like a good 'un.

Now, whether this flirting is a come-and-get-me plea I don't know, but I have seen that he has only 18 months left on his contract with his club FC Köln.

So, like many others in the past, Lukas could be using the good name of Arsenal Football Club to get a new deal with Köln.

That is the sceptic in me. However, he could actually like Arsenal and want to move to us.

Lukas Podolski is, by all accounts, a boyhood FC Köln fan. It could prove difficult for him to leave them.

He has done in the past though, leaving for Bayern Munich.

It is all ifs and buts, and the main question is whether Arsene Wenger actually wants the player.

I have no doubt Wenger admires him but who knows what goes through the bonce of the gaffer?

In my opinion, not that it is worth much mind, I think that the German would be a fantastic signing for us.

He is high-profile, high-quality, would be a purchase of intent, and lastly show that Arsenal mean business.

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Saturday, 3 December 2011

I Thought We Were In A Relegation Battle?

At the beginning of the season it was fair to say that Arsenal were playing shit.

We seemed a bigger shambles than a pissed up David Hasselhoff trying to eat a hamburger.

At the time there many people jumping on an RIP Arsenal Football Club bandwagon. A bandwagon that was gaining more speed than Keanu Reeves on a bus.

Unbelievably, in my eyes, some were even suggesting that we were, in fact, in a relegation battle!

Now I have heard of extremes, but this was an extreme of the highest order.

I cannot, for one second, actually believe that there were people out there, some of them Gooners too, who could have thought Arsenal were in a relegation scrap.

That is not me being arrogant, but this was just one of the biggest exaggerations I have ever seen in my whole entire stinking existence.

We had a bad start to the season, after losing our best player, but we would always recover.

And we have recovered. Arsene Wenger put us in the recovery position, gave us the kiss of life, and now we are at the right end of the table.

I love seeing the doubters proved wrong. Not just for Wenger's sake, but for the actual club.

Where are those psychic's now? The so-called experts who said we would be playing in the Championship with Derby County or Crystal Palace next season?

I'll tell you where. They are in hiding. Waiting for the next 'so-called' crisis of Arsenal to happen.

And I'll tell you what, they want a crisis to happen so they can say 'I told you so'.

Arsenal were never going to be relegated, and I know we can improve a lot more.

But I wonder if those people who said the Gunners were a sinking ship will hold their hands up and say they were wrong.

I doubt it somehow.

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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Why Are The Spuds Crying About Jack Wilshere?

The messages I have received about Jack Wilshere tweeting stuff on S*urs has gone off the richter scale.

Sure, from their point of view, at times, it probably may seem a little annoying.

However, surely they can see it is only a bit of banter?

If one of the S*urs players was tweeting about Arsenal I would have banter back and tweet a reply.

I wouldn't begin to cry about it.

Twitter is refreshing because it gives us a chance to interact with people we would never be able to interact with normally.

If a S*urs fan doesn't like what Wilshere has to say then just unfollow him. Or, and this may seem completely outrageous, ignore it.

They should just realise that Jack wants to endear himself to Gooners, is a Gooner, and is having a little bit of fun.

And let's not forget he is only a young man.

When we play S*urs will the Spuds not taunt the Arsenal players? Will they not chant that horrible Wenger song?

Why shouldn't Wilshere be able to give a bit of stick back?

It is harmless fun and had I said the same thing to a Spud down the boozer they would probably laugh about it.

They need to get off their high-horses, crack on, and maybe, just maybe, realise that Jack Wilshere is having a laugh.

By crying and whinging about it they are making themselves look silly.

Then again, it doesn't take a lot for a Spud to make themselves look daft does it?

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Away Day Gooners, I Salute You!

People always knock Arsenal fans for being as quiet as a library that is situated in a cemetery but I think that is unfair.

Sure, the Emirates probably doesn't have the greatest atmosphere in the world, but it has it's moments though.

Who can forget how the place was rock and rolling louder than an Elvis Presley concert when Manchester United came in the Champions League semi-final?

The place was buzzing more than Lindsay Lohan's favourite vibrator on top speed. There was a fantastic vibe around the place. Then United fucking ruined it.

We get mocked for this 'lack-of-noise' by rival supporters all the time and I suppose it is something we have learnt to live with.

Despite this, and until the day I croak it, I will always say that the atmosphere at our ground isn't any less than that of other big clubs in England.

As I have said, our 'lack' of loudness at home is well documented. However, one thing is for certain, they can not knock our away fans.

Away day Gooners, in my unbiased opinion, are the best bunch of supporters in the English Premier League.

They do us proud at every stadium they flock too and in my view deserve the upmost respect.

Not only do they provide fantastic support for the team but they continue to sell out the allocated seats every game.

A Norwich fan wrote on the Sky teletext letters page that he was a season ticket holder at Carrow Road for 30 years and the Arsenal faithful on Saturday was the best away support he had seen there.

That, for me, speaks volumes and just enforces my view that Gooners are the best travellers on the road in the league.

Every away day Gooner out there gets a massive thumbs up from me. I salute you in every way possible.

Keep it up, and keep doing us proud like you always do.

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Where Was Delia Smith?

What a thoroughly entertaining game of football that was. Even Robbie Williams, the greatest entertainer known to mankind, had nothing on that.

The only thing missing was a pissed up Delia Smith coming onto the pitch and cooking a Sunday roast (on a Saturday) at half-time.

To be fair though Norwich City were roasted enough as it was and had Delia showed then she would have only overcooked them.

Sure City battled valiantly, but the score of 1-2 truly flattered them. I swear I do not exaggerate when I say Arsenal created enough chances to have won at least 6 or 7 games

If we continue to play, and create, like that, someone will get a bigger hiding than the one Joey Barton suffered at the hands of Gervinho when bitch-slapped earlier in the season.

At times we were a joy to watch. The football flowed like a river and not the one that Justin Timberlake cried about.

Theo Walcott, for all his doubters, put in the type of shift that proper wingers would be proud of.

He was marvellous and I haven't seen that type of performance from a winger in an Arsenal shirt since Glenn Helder in 1995.

Seriously though, and I mean seriously, Theo did everything we wanted and more today. Except score.

Walcott wasn't the only player had a decent performance either. There were so many candidates for man-of-the-match it was unreal.

I thought it could easily have gone to several Arsenal players. Or Delia Smith.

I said on Twitter (follow me @_Wrighty7) that I'd give it to Delia Smith for her 'lets be aving ya' chant in 2006, but I think in fairness the right man in RvP shaded it for his match-winning goals.

We have won 5 games in a row in the league now and still the commentators and Sky media continue to try and create some kind of crisis at Arsenal.

Alan Smith, a former Arsenal player, appears to knock the club at every chance possible and if the mute button hadn't of been invented I think I would head-butted my TV.

Not TV as in Thomas Vermaelen, because quite frankly I think he would knock me clean out, but my actual television.

Its a shame that most of the ex-Arsenal playing pundits seem to act this way but I will not let Smith take the gloss from a great win.

I have to add my support to Per Mertesacker as well.

Yes the giant German's mistake led to Norwich's goal, a mistake that could have cost us due to woeful finishing, but in the end it didn't matter.

Let's not jump on his back because;

A) We wouldn't reach


B) He will become an icon with the club.

Mark my words Per will become a hero with us one day. Of that I am sure.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

The Tide Will Turn For Marouane Chamakh

From a Gooners perspective there are many opinions on Marouane Chamakh.

My own thought is that I think there is still a great player there but one that has hardly any confidence these days.

Like Austin Powers his mojo has been stolen.

With Robin van Persie in the form of his life Chamakh knows that he is back-up at best.

It's no coincidence that we saw the best of Marouane when he was leading the line and very much first-choice at the beginning of last season.

Most of us believed that Arsene Wenger had pulled off a master-stroke the way the Moroccan begun his career with us.

Chamakh shot out the traps quicker than John Terry nipping round Wayne Bridges house and seemed to adjust to the English league right away.

The form he showed in his early Arsenal days convinces me that deep down there is still a decent player in him.

A player who still has a part to play for Arsenal this season.

If Marouane Chamakh can gain back his self-belief then we have an asset. A different option.

He is being linked with a move back to Bordeaux but he brushed talk of that away and confirmed his commitment to Arsenal.

Isn't that what we want? Players committed to the club?

I am not saying that Chamakh will ever be a world-beater but he is a decent squad player who needs to believe in himself again.

He earned a move to Arsenal and that ability to do so hasn't gone. Just his confidence.

When he gains that confidence back I'm sure he will win round the people who doubt him.

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Monday, 31 October 2011

Gooners = United (But For How Long?)

What a Van-tastic weekend!

Smashing Chelsea easier than a plate was absolutely brilliant.

I am still buzzing more than a Bumble bee high on speed and its not only the result that made me that way.

Scrolling round the Arsenal interweb since the Stamford Bridge massacre I have found that Gooners seem to be really, really happy.

So much so, we even appear to be getting along!

Now, for me, this is one of the best things that could have happened since the invention of pornography.

These days I am so used to seeing Gooners being as divided as a mathematicians dream come true that it shocked me to see fans united.

The terms AKB's, D&G's. ABC's and whatever else Arsenal supporters can be labelled with went out the window.

For the time being the bickering has disappeared like a David Copperfield illusion and hopefully it can remain that way for a long time.

Seeing the disharmony develop amongst Gooners in recent times has been John Terryble to witness.

There have been arguments, blatant disregard, cussing, and at times no respect shown whatsoever between fellow Arsenal fans.

This saddens me as much as suffering from SAD so to view a little bit of that spilt being closed by a deserved victory over Chelsea makes me happy.

I am not that naive to know that people can't always get on well. There will always be a difference of opinion and I'm fine if that is portrayed in the right way.

But perhaps now we can move in the right direction.

We all want what is best for Arsenal Football Club, our club, and Gooners uniting will become a huge stepping stone for good things to happen.

I've loved seeing the happiness spread faster than Wayne Rooney smearing chocolate sauce all over a sprawling naked OAP's body amongst us this weekend.

And I would love it even more if this feel-good factor could remain. For ever.

I can dream can't I?

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Charlie Nicholas Puts Most Other Ex-Arsenal Pundits To Shame

There have been many times when I have blasted ex-Arsenal players, that have become TV and newspaper pundits, who continue to knock Arsenal when we are down.

These 'experts' claim to love the club yet jump on a bandwagon that has gained more pace than Frank Lampard chasing an ice-cream van down a hill.

Its easy to follow the herd and repeat what a lot of others say when you don't have a brain or your own opinion.

Paul Merson is the greatest example in recent years. He contradicts himself left, right and centre.

One minute he says Arsenal need to spend money, and when they do, he says its panic buying. Indeed.

Merson, like a lot of other ex-Arsenal players who have to turned to punditry, says he only wants what is best for the club and that he love the Gunners with all his heart.

Bollocks. It is more fashionable than Gok Wan with a mullet to have a pop at Arsenal at the minute and easier than shagging Lindsay Lohen to do so.

When people have a go at Arsenal it makes my blood boil hotter than a kettle could.

I can keep my cool if the argument or criticism against the club is justified.

But when it is apparent that person is so anti-Arsenal, for whatever reason, it drives me insane in the membrane.

That's why Charlie Nicholas is like a breath of fresh in the world of these TV 'experts' and has been for a long time.

Charlie needs a gee-up because you just know that he genuinely loves Arsenal.

When criticism of Arsenal is needed he will criticise. But he does it more fairly than the football TV rights in Spain.

What I like most about him though is that he defends the club better the famous back-five of Seaman, Dixon, Bould, Adams and Winterburn.

During his job on Sky Sports, with other pundits, if Arsenal are knocked, then watch the way Nicholas sticks up for the club.

It is lovely to watch and I only wished that the other ex-Arsenal pundits took a leaf from his book.

Maybe then I wouldn't dislike most of them them the way I do. It hurts to say I don't like ex-players of the club. The same people I used to idolise.

Keep it up Charlie Nicholas. You go up in my estimation all the time.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Fabregas' Shadow Looms Over Arteta

When Cesc Fabregas left us to follow his dream people asked how can you replace him?

No word of a lie, the truth is you can not replace someone like Cesc. He is irreplaceable.

As soon as Mikel Arteta signed for Arsenal it was proclaimed that he would be the man to fill our former skippers boots. And become Tomas Rosicky's new shower buddy.

That is not fair.

Mikel Arteta is Mikel Arteta. Not Cesc Fabregas. Not Fabregas Lite. And he is certainly not a vampire.

The comparisons need to stop because how can Arteta thrive at Arsenal with Cesc's shadow looming over him?

In time Mikel will settle into life with the club. He already looks comfortable in the team and will only get better.

Taking a pay-cut shows how much Arteta wanted to join us. Well that, and the shot-gun Pat Rice was pointing at his head.

He was desperate to play for Arsenal.

That alone makes me believe we should give him room to stamp his own authority on the pitch and not become Cesc 2.

I was very excited when Sky Sports announced that Arteta had beaten the transfer dead-line by 2.9 seconds to sign for Arsenal.

In fact, I was nearly as excited as the time I saw Rihanna posing topless on a tractor in a field.

I think he is that good and I hope that in the future people will stop the Cesc comparisons because he is his own man.

Keep It Goonerish....

Monday, 17 October 2011

Theo Walcott Needs A Fresh Challenge

I look at Theo Walcott and I see a frustrated figure.

To me, he is in danger of becoming as stale as the loaf of bread that's been in my bread bin since 2007. Though he isn't as mouldy.

At the moment Theo doesn't look like he is enjoying his football.

His body language is worse than my French and his face looks like a smacked arse.

Walcott needs a new challenge. Bad.

Not necessarily one away from Arsenal as I have seen written on some websites, but a new one with us.

On the wing he needs to use his footballing brain. Many have said that he lacks one of those though and that the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz has more savvy.

I'm sure Chris Waddle has had a pop at Theo in the past saying 'he doesn't understand the game'.

To be fair I can't understand what Waddle says full-stop and how a man who had the dodgiest hair-cut of all time can say anything I don't know.

So piss off Waddle.

The notion that Walcott has no brain is unfair because I know for a fact that he must have at least 1 brain-cell.

After all, he goes out with Melanie Slade who is an absolute winner.

Walcott is all about instinct. He needs to act and do things without thinking.

Not because he thick, but that is just the player he is.

That's why he needs to be in the box. On the end of things and not trying to create stuff because it usually ends in frustration. Or row Z.

We will see the best of Theo when he plays upfront, getting in behind defences and finishing moves off.

It can be said that Walcott finishes better than Ron Jeremy in a porn-film. I'd like to see him given that chance more often.

His pace would scare the shit out of defenders. Honestly they would resort to wearing nappies.

That should be Theo's new challenge. Not making defenders mess themselves, but playing upfront.

Its down to Arsene Wenger and I'm sure he is just waiting for the right time to move Theo up alongside Robin van Persie.

For me that time needs to be sooner rather than later or Walcott might stagnate.

Keep It Goonerish........

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Drogba Is A Gooner. Would You Take Him?

I have read in the past that Didier Drogba is an Arsenal fan and I am 99.6% sure that I saw him supping on a pint of Guinness in The Gunners Pub way back in 1999 before a home game against Everton.

Now my judgement that day may have been cloudy due to the 3 bottles of lemon Hooch (remember Hooch?) I drank before entering that superb venue, but I am positive he was joining in on a chorus of '1-0 to the Arsenal'.

That for me says enough about the man to suggest he is a Gooner and to see an Arsenal man wearing the red and white of the club would be a fantastic sight.

We appear to have several Arsenal supporters in the actual squad these days. Emmanuel Frimpong and Jack Wilshere are the biggest fans and I am sure that they would welcome Didier Drogba to the club with open arms.

This would mainly be due to the fact that Drogba would no longer be able to score against us or even more so because he is a fucking great lump who, despite diving as bad as Jurgen Klinsmann from time to time, looks like one hard bastard.

Arsene Wenger has admitted in the past that he admires Drogba as much as he admires the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Which incidentally, is an art museum in his home town of Strasbourg. And the Chelski man is indeed a work of art.

Wenger missed out on signing Drogba when the player was at Le Mans in France for £100,000. Rumours were that he told Le Mans £47,874 and a Firestick Peperami was his final offer and we lost the deal.

Well that can be redeemed within the next few months. Drogba is in the final year of his contract with Chelski and, despite being 67 years of age, I am sure he could still do a massive job for us.

We need another striker and someone with the quality of the Ivorian man of steel would still be a fantastic asset to the club.

As I have said, age may well be against Didier.

But the man can still cut it at the top level of English football and I think if he doesn't agree a new deal with our West London neighbours of Russian descent, then he would be available at a cut-down price or a free transfer.

It could well be the time to make Drogba's dreams come true in putting on the Arsenal shirt and I would take him faster than Usain Bolt running for his pre-race meal of Chicken Nuggets.

Keep It Goonerish..........

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

I Hope Henri Makes It At Arsenal

After Thierry Henry a man with the name Henri will always get my backing to well at the Arsenal.

Not only that, a local boy like Henri Lansbury will get my backing even more than trap 4 in the 12:17 at Crayford dogs.

Lansbury hasn't had many first-team chances at Arsenal.

In fact, he has been loaned out more the dirty magazines I found under my brothers bed when I was 13.

But I hope he has a future with the club. Turning 21 years old tomorrow he certainly has time on his side.

I wish I was 21 again....

Lansbury has been at the club since he was a schoolboy in 1999. I even heard he was a Gooner. So one thing is for certain, he loves the Arsenal.

Every time I've seen him play I have been impressed. Especially since he scored on his full-debut for us against S*urs.

For the England u21's he looks a very decent prospect. I'd go as far as saying I'd rather have him than £16-20m Jordan Henderson.

And that is no joke.

Henri has had some bad hair-cuts in his time but I'll put that down youthful exuberance or just the fact that he let Tomas Rosicky cut it for him.

But I won't hold that against him. He's sorted it out now.

When he returns after his latest loan period away from the club I'd like him to be given the chance to be part of the match-day squad more often.

I think he is good enough to establish himself as squad player.

Especially if Denilson played nearly 100 times for the club.

Keep It Goonerish.....

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Robin van Persie Owes Arsenal

If Robin van Persie doesn't sign a new contract at Arsenal in the next few months, the rumours that he is leaving will be off the Richter Scale.

Any theory that made Dinosaurs extinct will have nothing on this.

Robin's reluctance to agree to a new deal is apparently linked to what Arsene Wenger does in the January transfer window.

I can understand him wanting to see Arsenal ambitions in the transfer-market before he commits his long-term future to us but he owes Arsenal.

He has been at the club since 2004 and I can count on one hand the amount of appearances he has made.

I suppose it is not van Persie's fault that his body is made of glass but it's fair to say he has spent a huge amount of time in the treatment room being put back together.

We've stuck by him through every tear, break and reconfiguration of his body parts and I think the least he could do is repay back the club by signing a new deal.

If Robin signs a new contract it will be a huge boost for the club amid all the negativity being thrown at us in recent times.

Not only that it gives Arsenal the added protection of knowing we will get a decent transfer fee if he decided to leave in the future.

It's clear that Robin loves Arsenal, and even clearer that Gooners love him too.

He is our best player by miles.

If he left then I really believe I will lose the plot and end up dribbling in the corner of my room whilst sucking my thumb singing and clapping to 'Robin van Persie, clap, clap etc'.

I owe my Dad a fiver but our new skipper owes it to Arsenal to sign a new deal.

Most clubs wouldn't give a player his own treatment-table or as many chances as we have given to van Persie.

Wenger has turned him into a genuine world-class player (when fit) and that faith in him should be returned back to the club by him showing his faith in Arsenal.

Keep It Goonerish......

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Clive Allen Should Look In The Mirror

Before calling Arsene Wenger 'Two-Bob' perhaps Clive Allen should take a long good look in the mirror.

Mind you, I don't think there is a mirror out there powerful enough to withhold his ugly mug for longer than a second.

If Clive Allen was dignified in victory then maybe Wenger would have shook his hand in the aftermath of our defeat against the Spuds.

Instead, Allen had the look of a deranged lunatic intent on winding up Arsene and then acted like a petulant teenager when ignored.

In Harry Redknapp our gaffer shook hands with the most important person he needed too. He didn't need to shake anybody else's.

Like many others Clive Allen is trying to paint Wenger as a sore loser here and believes he was in the right.

In fact, Allen was more out of order than the condom machine down my local and was just stirring up the situation.

We all know that Arsene Wenger can be a bad loser but this was just kicking a man when he is down.

Allen tried to play on this and by calling Wenger 'Two-Bob' he has made himself look like a stupid little brat.

If the shoe was on the other foot and Arsenal had won, would Allen have chased Wenger from the bench to the tunnel like some lovesick stalker?

And did Harry Redknapp shake hands with all the Arsenal backroom staff?

I didn't see Vic Akers running after Redknapp waving Gervinho's dirty sock at his face because he didn't shake his hand.

Perhaps Allen holds a grudge against Arsenal.

After all, we did buy him and then sell him two months later because his body odour destroyed all the arm-pits of the Arsenal training kits.

Or perhaps Allen wanted to thank Arsenal for his fantastic career at the club and believed the only way to show this was by shaking Wenger's hand.

Whatever the case he has made himself look like a goading infant and would go a long way by apologising to Wenger because he showed him a complete lack of respect.

Keep It Goonerish......

Thursday, 29 September 2011


On a serious level, and I mean deadly serious, I cannot believe that I am seeing Per Mertesacker being criticized for his Arsenal performances.

The man has played less than a handful of games for the club and some people are writing him off quicker than Mel Gibson's 2008 Maserati.

Ze German has played for his country at least 1000 times and has top-level experience in the Champions League.

Given these facts I think he should be given at least until next week to prove his worth.

We Gooners will give him time because he was a much-needed signing.

And given that Per is a self-confessed Gooner, who used to sneakily watch the Arsenal games at Highbury by peering over the North Bank stand, I believe he will get our support.

Some people need to remember the speed of the English game is far faster than its equivalent in Germany and we all know that Mertesacker isn't blessed with pace.

But I honestly think that after a few nights on the piss, eating some kebabs, and a court case for assault, Per will be up to speed like an Englishman in no time.

It seems more fashionable than Gok Wan at the moment to have a pop at Arsenal and these media 'bully's' are loving kicking us whilst we are seemingly down.

Per Mertesacker is an easy target, and not just because he is taller than the Eiffel Tower, but I have no doubt that he will make the 'doubters' eat their words once he has settled down at Arsenal and has a regular partner at the back.

He has too much class and in six months time that ability will show when he is adapted to the English game.

Keep It Goonerish........

Sunday, 18 September 2011

My Toughest Time As A Gooner

Being a Gooner these days is becoming a very frustrating time.

It seems to me that Arsenal fans are torn more than a Michael Owen hamstring.

The Arsenal faithful appear to be at each others throats and it is a sight more disturbing than watching Harry Redknapp perform a lap dance.

We used to be so united.

Of course difference of opinions is more than welcome. Debate can be healthier than an apple a day.

But most of the time these days Gooners don't debate a thing. We argue.

Some of the things we say to each other disgusts me. We slag each other off like we are talking to a lippy Sp*rs fan.

All because we have a difference in how we think!

I've been accused of being an 'AKB' so many times that I've lost count. Well, I can't count past 1285 but that's not the point.

Because I believe that Arsene Wenger is still the man for the job I have been slated in the past.

Listen, I know that the situation we are in at the moment is down to Wenger and I know for a fact that he has made many mistakes in the past.

I just think he is still the right man for Arsenal.

Just as there are people who insist Arsene can do no wrong there are others who think his time is up.

That's fair enough, it's that persons choice.

But for airing their views they don't need to be vilified more than a person who has just let rip in a packed out elevator.

I want the best for Arsenal Football Club because I love the damned thing more than I love my own country.

No matter what I will always support the club through thick (Rooney) and thin (Crouch).

What gets me down lower than Paris Hiltons thong is watching my fellow Arsenal chums take lumps out of each other. Every day.

Of course seeing, before my very own eyes, Arsenal struggle on the pitch pisses me right off. It pisses me off more than actual urine.

But flicking through Arsenal websites and seeing actual civil war between people who all want the best for Arsenal destroys me.

One of the reasons I haven't written much over the past few months is because I can't handle seeing the infighting. It almost primal.

I'm actually debating whether to continue writing the blog. I want too but it does my nut in when I see Gooners calling each other 'cunts' and other obscenities.

Writing a blog I am there to be shot at. I understand that and can take it but witnessing the way we talk to each other is badder than Michael Jacksons Bad or a bad ass rapper.

There is hardly any respect these days for each other and that is so terrible to see.

Keep It Goonerish........

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Champions League? We Wanna Worry About The Championship!

In my whole entire stinking existence I have never seen Arsenal involved in a relegation scrap.

There is always a first for everything I suppose!

People say Arsenal will find it tough to get into the top four this season.

Well, at the moment, I'd be happy if we finish outside of the bottom four!

In all seriousness I am becoming a little worried. And I don't like that because I've always been a glass half-full kind of fella.

Of course I don't believe we will be sucked into a relegation battle.

I'm still very confident of a top four finish too.

What I am worried about is the fact that we no longer seem to be able to compete with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

That hurts me bad. Real bad. In fact I'd rather suffer a year in a room with no doors and Harry Redknapp as my only companion than feel this pain.

I think its time I admit it to myself.

Arsenal are no longer title contenders but are the best of the rest after the Manchester clubs and Chelsea.

My ambitions for my beloved club have been lowered lower than Wee Man from Jackass doing the Limbo.

For the moment our 'title' is fourth place.

Any less and this season will be a spectacular flop. Floppier than a floppy disk with impotence.

One piece of silverware, and I mean ANY silverware, a place in the Champions League qualifiers for 2012 will be a fantastic season for me now.

From there we can build, again, and next season actually challenge for the Premiership title.

Keep It Goonerish........

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Double Standard Mugs

Some people out there make me laugh harder than when I'm watching Harry Redknapp having a twitching fit when S*urs are losing.

Many said Arsene Wenger needed to add to the squad and 'spend some fucking money' or Arsenal would free fall into the Orpington and Bromley Division 5 Sunday league in no time.

Well, Wenger has finally dusted the cobwebs from the Arsenal chequebook and brought in several dead-line deals and all the sudden he has panic-bought!

It does my head in more than Marmite, and I hate Marmite, so gawd knows how Arsene Wenger feels.

Look, don't get me wrong, it would have been better if Wenger had had a settled squad a few weeks ago but it didn't happen.

However, he was rectified that now with some very good signings so how this is panic-buying I will never know.

If that 'diamond geezer' Harry Redknapp had done the same deals as Wenger the media would be absolutely creaming their knickers.

Sky Sports News would be going mental.

Imagine the breaking news banner at the bottom of the TV screen. It would have gone into meltdown faster than Usain Bolt having a sprint on the sun.

Harry would be proclaimed as a genius or the messiah and we should bow before him or his twitch would strike us down in fury.

Arsene still gets stick and he has done exactly what people wanted him to do!

How can he win?

These players that Wenger has brought in are of high quality and still he receives grief.

Its double standards of the highest order if you ask me.

Keep It Goonerish........

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Samir Nasri, Its A Shame

For me, there is no way back now for Samir Nasri.

As soon as he had a little pop at us Gooners that was it.

His Arsenal career is as dead as the dead-leg I received at football training last night.

Cast yourself back six months. Could you imagine feeling like this towards Samir?

I hate clowns and the colour brown but even if he had worn a brown snood with clowns on it I'd have put that aside.

Because I felt he was one of us.

It's shame because I believed that he could become an Arsenal icon. Maybe he could have been as loved as much as Robert Pires.

Instead, if as expected he leaves for Manchester City shortly, he will become a hate figure with Gooners.

Nasri may even be disliked as much as Emmanuel Adebayor.

He, like many others, will go to Manchester City because they have been hypnotized by pound notes.

Now I hold my hands up here. If I was approached by a rival Window company and offered 3 times my salary I would run around my office naked screaming 'I quit'.

So I can understand why his head has been turned.

The difference though between myself and Samir Nasri is that I'm not a top-level professional footballer who could earn SIX figures a week.

I have to make ends-meet. I have to feed my BBQ spare rib addiction.

Nasri could have become an even bigger cult-hero amonst us Gooners had he snubbed the money on offer at City and signed a new, very well-paid, contract at Arsenal.

Instead we will see him as a greedy little bastard who sold his soul.

Forget the fact Nasri wanted to see our ambition in the summer with who will sign for the club because it wasn't about that for him.

It was all about money.

Samir had a fantastic first half of the season in the last campaign and then his form died off.


I think he was tapped up more than a tap dancing competition.

When Samir saw the money on offer at Manchester City or Manchester United his eyes went bigger than Beth Dittos left arse-cheek.

His agents eyes went bigger than the right cheek.

We were challenging for trophies when we first offered him a deal to stay at the club so his chat about 'ambition' is shit.

I suppose we might expect too much loyalty in this day and age from footballers. Especially me.

Well it appears that loyalty is an attribute that most of them don't have.

And in Samir's case that is a shame.

Especially when it will end more bitter than sucking a slice of lemon soaked in a dose of pine nuts.

Keep It Goonerish.......

Monday, 15 August 2011

Arsenal FINALLY Have A Better 'Keeper Than Manchester United!

Since Jens Lehmanns (first) departure from us the position of goalkeeper at Arsenal has been a source of amusement for supporters of other clubs.

I, like many other Gooners, didn't find it funny.

In fact I'd rather have stuck pins in my eyes and pull out the hairs from my eyebrows one-by-one with chopsticks made of wasps than laugh along.

It was a liberty. And a liberty of the highest order.

Finally now though we can laugh back at the jokers. We no longer have a bad Eminem look-alike Spanish waiter between the sticks.

No we don't.

We have a monster. A tall confident beast of a man who may one day become one of the best 'keepers in the world.

And he doesn't have Barca DNA. I hope.

Wojciech Szczęsny will not become a figure of fun like the poor unfortunate Manuel Almunia did.

Like the Great Wall of China he is destined for greatness.

And now, for the first time in ages, we can laugh at others.

Finally Arsenal have a better 'keeper than Manchester United. And one that didn't cost £18m either.

I have no doubt that David De Gea will become one of the best goalies in the world eventually too.

But I know who I would rather have as my number one right now. And it aint the Spaniard.

De Gea weighs about as much one of Szczęsny's legs and I hope that opposition sides notice this.

Arsenal 'keepers have been bullied mercilessly since Lehmann left the club. I'm sure the United keeper can be too.

Wojciech will not be bullied. He is too big and nuttier than peanut butter.

Ability-wise I think our young keeper is better too. Much better.

It's nice to know that we are stronger in such a key part of the field. And I don't mean that just because Wojciech would eat De Gea for breakfast.

At last we have a man of genuine class between the posts.

I have to admit, at one time, I thought Almunia was as good as the elite. I was wrong and hold my hands up to that.

But I'm sure everyone would agree with on this.

Keep It Goonerish.......

Sunday, 14 August 2011

I Like Gervinho Already

I like the looks of Gervinho.

Not his actual looks. Because to be honest, he is quite an ugly bastard.

But I like the way he plays football.

And I also like the fact that he bitch slapped Joey Barton with an open hand.

Very WWE indeed.

Usually players from abroad need a period of settling in. They need time to adjust to the way English football is played.

I think that Gervinho will hit the ground running. Or he will hit Joey Barton again. One or the other.

I was very impressed with him yesterday. Almost as impressed as when the barmaid in the boozer I was drinking in bent over and I saw her thong.

It was blue by the way.

Gervinho appeared more direct than Mike Ashleys very own Sports Direct empire.

And that is a welcome change from 'crab football'.

Arsene Wenger has done a good bit of business here.

I only hope that he doesn't try to turn Gervinho into a left-back or something like he tried to turn Nikki B into a winger.

Its a shame he was red-carded, although to be fair if you strike someone in the face then the rules are clear. Its a straight dismissal.

I only wish that he proper, and I mean proper, knocked Barton out.

It would have been banter if he had ripped off his shirt Hulk Hogan style and performed a Suplex or a DDT on the little mug.

I couldn't see the logic when we were after Gervinho at first. Then again I couldn't see the logic of Ryan Giggs doing Imogen (but then I realised that she is lovely).

But he is something that we needed. A direct player who runs at people scaring the shit out of them.

And lets face it, John Terry and co will be bricking it because they've seen how hard Gervinho can slap.

After his 'rest' I'm sure Gervinho will impress me even more. That doesn't take a lot though.

Keep It Goonerish......

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Just Set A Deadline For Gawds Sake!

This Cesc Fabregas saga is beginning to do my head in a little bit.

I'm starting to feel like I'm having a Déjà vu.

I'm starting to feel like I'm having a Déjà I swear I wrote that a minute ago.

To be honest I'm still very confident that Cesc will be an Arsenal player next season.

I know he is suffering at Arsenal, so much so he'd rather join Millwall than stay with us, but unfortunately Barcelona don't seem to value him that much.

If they did, then they would put his transfer as a priority over the Sanchez deal.

Instead they continue to flirt with Cesc like the time, and I swear on this, Rihanna did with me in a strip club one night.

Then I woke up. Sweating.

Barcelona continue to flash their knickers at our skipper in the hope he will put in a transfer request to pull those knickers down.

Well, I can't see him doing that because;

A) Despite him being in an Arsenal 'hell' he does genuinely love us,


B) By all accounts he has a mega monster munch whack of loyalty money he would miss out on if he asked for a transfer.

Now Pep Guardiola has said his club have until 31 August to do a deal with us for Cesc.

Arsenal should say bollocks to that. And they should say it in public too.

And by the way, I would love to see Arsene Wenger saying bollocks.

Call a press conference and tell the whole wide world and its entire stinking existence that Barca have until 30 July to meet our terms or they can just jog on.

After that date we will ignore them like my guvnor does me when I ask for a pay-rise.

This saga is taking over our summer and I'm sure that preparations for the new season must be being affected by it.

If we are spending all our time fighting Barca off then how can we concentrate on getting the players in that we need?

Also these players might want to see if Cesc is still at Arsenal before they sign.

It is fast turning into Farcelona more than Barcelona and this farce needs to end before I go more loco than Britney Spears.

Keep It Goonerish........

Monday, 18 July 2011

Yeah, Course We've Been Snubbed By Phil Jagielka!

So Arsenal have been snubbed by Phil Jagielka apparently because of our 'fading appeal'.

I'm sorry, but I haven't seen anything as funny as this since I saw those newly weds dancing to 'I like big butts' on Youtube.

Seriously, I'm not being arrogant here, do you honestly see Phil Jagielka turning down a move to Arsenal if the chance arose?

I like Everton, don't mind them at all, but I'm sure Jagielka would see Arsenal as a huge step up and any ambitious player would jump higher than an Olympic high jumper with a hot poker up his arse at the chance.

Maybe Arsenal have enquired about him in the past, I don't know, but I doubt very much that Arsene Wenger would put in a bid for him over £6-8m.

And that's a fee I'd agree with too.

The fee I've seen bandied about for him, £14-18m is more crazier than Tom Cruise on the Oprah Winfrey show during a sugar rush. Incredible.

I know what I find more credible, Arsenal refusing to meet that price and definitely NOT Jagielka rejecting us.

Yet again the 'knock Arsenal whilst they are supposedly down' bang-wagon is out in full force.

What next? Shaun Wright-Phillips rejecting us for Swindon Town?

I dunno, maybe it will be Stuart Downing favouring a move to Liverpool over us. Oh....wait.

Keep It Goonerish........

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Wrighty7: Cesc Fabregas So Determined To Leave Arsenal He Would Be Willing To Move To Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley, who are they?


But I know for a FACT that Cesc would go there just to get out of his Arsenal 'hell'.

If I make things up like this more often do you think I could get a job as a 'journalist' with Sky Sports?

I only ask because their Spanish 'expert' Graham Hunter, aka Sloth from the Goonies, seems to love inventing stories and I'm sure he is highly paid for the privilege.

His most recent fairy-tale is that Cesc is soooo determined to leave Arsenal he would join Manchester City.

Even a deaf and blind Dalmatian with herpes could tell you that Fabregas would only leave Arsenal to join his boyhood club FC Barcelona.

Where does Sloth, I mean Hunter, get these ideas from?

I mean, do they just randomly pop into his egg head and the likes of Sky and Talksport fall for it?

Apparently he is well respected but I'm sorry, making stories up more fictional than Bugs Bunny doesn't make me respect him.

In my opinion he spouts more shit than an arsehole and I just can't take him seriously.

In fact, I believe he should change his name by deed poll to Graham Cunter. Because he is a massive c-word.

He is always trying to come out with these 'Spanish' exclusives.

Only last month Cunter was adament that Cesc made it 'absolutely clear he wants to go Barcelona".

What will it be next month? That paella is made mainly from rice?

Maybe I'm being a little harsh on the man. For all I know he might have been dropped on his head as a child and these 'illusons' just appear before him.

What I do know is that every transfer window since 1652 Graham Hunter has said that Cesc Fabregas is leaving Arsenal.

Of course I don't doubt that one day that will happen (and Cesc will join Barca NOT Man City) and Hunter can rejoice in his brilliant prediction that no one else predicted.

But is there any chance he could tone down the make believe stories please?

Otherwise Sky will drop the Revista De La Liga show and instead have the 'Graham Hunter Fibbing But Lets Show It Anyway Show'.

And I would cancel my Sky subscription if that happened.

Keep It Goonerish......

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Let Arsene Wenger Work His Magic Charm!

I'm assuming that Samir Nasri and Arsene Wenger will be having a chat sometime soon.

A nice face to face talk with hopefully no slimy agents any where near the vicinity. I'm sure a Rottweiler or Martin Keown could guard the door.

We all know that Wenger can be very persuasive when he wants to be.

Players in the past have had their mind set on leaving only to be 'convinced' by Le Gaffer to remain at the club.

In Samir's case he says he wants Arsenal to strengthen the squad before he signs a new deal.

That is the biggest load of waffle, and not the Birds Eye potato kind, that I've ever heard.

A month ago he was saying that this Arsenal squad was the best in the league! The link is here.

It's simply a case of money.

Nasri's head has been turned by huge wage offers elsewhere because his agent has whored him around more than the P.I.M.P that is Snoop Dogg.

I can understand him thinking of the salary he could earn at a club like Manchester City but wouldn't it be refreshing if he turned his back on those riches?

That said he wouldn't be going skint at Arsenal would he?

It will be hard for Nasri to remain at the club.

He hasn't exactly endeared himself to the Gooner faithful but I'd say that maybe that is down to bad advice from his agent.

Nasri has alienated some Gooners just as much as ET alienated Elllllliott.

If he stays, and I'm sure that Wenger can persuade him too, it will take more than a six month cameo to win over those who doubt him.

There is loads of speculation but lets see what happens after Wenger has spoken to him.

Keep It Goonerish......

Monday, 4 July 2011

"I really believe if you are a player who thinks only about money then you could end up at Manchester City."

Words of wisdom?


These words were spoken by Gael Clichy when Emmanuel Adebayor left us for Manchester City in 2009.

"I really believe if you are a player who thinks only about money then you could end up at Manchester City."

"You have to think if you want to play for a big club and have your image or if you want to play for a good club and earn big money."

"When you ask someone to move for something like £300,000 a week it is just crazy."

In the next few days I fully expect to hear how 'excited' he is to be part of Manchester City's crusade. Like a knight.

I just hope Clichy doesn't bad-mouth us in the future. It would be surprising if he did, but it wouldn't shock me.

I guess it just shows that money is the be-all and end-all of most footballers these days.

Even someone like Gael Clichy, someone I thought was loyal.

Keep It Goonerish.....

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The English Media Claim The Premier League Is The Best In The World. So Why Do They Try To Weaken It?

The English Premier League.

The greatest spectacle on this earth. Even more spectacular than Rihanna in a pair of hot pants.

It is hyped up so much you would think it was on Amphetamines.

The English media love to portray the English Premier League as the number one venue for football in the whole wide world.

So why do they continuously try to weaken it?

This Cesc Fabregas business says it all for me.

The papers, and whoever else, are trying to get all the 'exclusives' and out do each other with the most ludicrous of stories at times.

The latest I heard is that Cesc will go on 'strike' to leave Arsenal. The only place he will go on strike is at bowling.

You see what I mean though? All these ridiculous fairy-tales are made to try and unsettle Fabregas and the media use it as gospel.

I've hardly heard a peep about when Cesc said he was happy to stay at Arsenal the other day.

That story had about as much coverage as Beth Ditto using a hand towel as a duvet.

The Spanish papers stick up for their clubs and use loads of propaganda to help them. Our papers stick their fingers up at our clubs and help to weaken them.

Arsenal are in a position of strength over this 'Cesc saga'. Not Barcelona. So why does it seem that Barca hold all the cards?

Its because every day we are seeing and hearing that the Spaniards are in charge, and that is from our own English media.

The same English media who claim that the English league is the most fantastic place to be.

Surely they must get bored writing and repeating the same things over, and over, and over, and over, and over again like a broken record?

If indeed the English league is the best thing since sliced bread then maybe, just maybe, it would be to our advantage to keep it that way.

That means keeping our best players, and Cesc is one of the best players, in this country.

Not trying to help move the likes of Fabregas on.

Keep It Goonerish........

Monday, 27 June 2011

Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!

The words 'You never know what you have got until it's gone' couldn't be truer.

I don't use these words for a bereavement, nor do I use them for Samir Nasri's loyalty.

I use them for T'internet.

To not be able to go on online after several years being able to do to so was a shock to the system.

In fact, I'd argue I suffered more of a shock than Ted Bundy did in 1989.

The only positive in this horrible episode was that my sanity remained because I wasn't able to access Arsenal News Now.

Usually I scour this very useful source for Arsenal information at least once every 30 seconds.

My missus does her nut over this. Especially when I'm in the middle of 'business'.

However when I looked today at News Now, for the first time since forever, I was amazed.

I was amazed because its the same news that I saw the last time I looked at the site.

At the moment Arsenal news is slooooooooow, very frustrating and more regurgitated than a chicks dinner.

Some of us are looking enviously at Man Utd getting their transfer act together and finished early doors whilst Arsenal drag theirs on.

But then I think of the 'others'.

Man City and Chelsea aren't doing much either and I honestly thought that City would have bought Pele, Maradona and a family bucket from KFC by now and that Chelsea would have sacked their new manager.

So while the news is repeated that Cesc Fabregas is 'about to join Barca' for the 124353th time, and that Arsenal are 'about to sign unknown Argentinian', surely it can't get any worse right?

The only way is up!

We all know that Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen the squad and it will happen because it has to.

Don't lose your sanity like Britney Spears with an umbrella. Be a little more patient because I think we will surprised with who comes in.

I can feel it in my bones.

Keep It Goonerish......

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Can We Draw A Line Under The Cesc Fabregas Saga Now?

Every summer us Gooners are treated to a 'will he, wont he' saga.

Whether its Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, or Pascal Cygan, every year we are pulling our hair out over one/some of our players 'wanting' to leave.

The biggest story in recent times (and its been bigger than Frank Lampard's derby) has been our skipper being linked to FC Barcelona. Over, and over, and over, again.

We have heard it all from his Barca DNA, to his desire to wear Barcelona knickers, and Carles Puyol wanting to keep him as a pet. In his el jardín.

Now finally this speculation can end. And it can't come quick enough.

Cesc Fabregas has come out and said he is happy at Arsenal and his future is down to Arsenal Wenger. The link is here.

Now Arsene Wenger recently said that Cesc is going to be at the club for a 'long time' so I fully expect to see Fabregas leading us out as captain next season.

This is fantastic news for Gooners but it is especially brilliant news for my knackers.

If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I said I am confident of Cesc staying at the club and if he left then all my followers could kick me in the gonads.

So thank you for saving my manhood Cesc.

Of course there will be doubts from some about the comments made by him. The more pessimistic of Gooners will say he is still leaving but I'm more than happy with what Cesc said.

Barcelona will still make noises, they can't help it, but the truth is unless they pay Arsenal what Wenger thinks he is worth then he will still be a Gunner.

From my point of view the speculation of Cesc's future, like Ryan Giggs' injunction, is over. Finito.

Any little rumours can jog right on. I will laugh in those rumours faces.

Cesc Fabregas will still be an Arsenal player next season and my balls have breathed a sigh of relief.

Keep It Goonerish......

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

At Least We Are In The Market

By all accounts Phil Jones is expected to sign for Manchester United after snubbing Arsenal. This despite having a cup of tea and a personal chat with Arsene Wenger.

Well, sometimes that's the way the cookie crumbles I suppose!

Don't get me wrong, its gutting that one of our targets has opted to move elsewhere but at least it shows that Wenger is actually acting on signing players.

We signed Carl Jenkinson earlier (I know he isn't the major player we wanted) so the gaffer is definitely cracking on with his dealings.

Of course there are people who will say its another 'nearly' purchase and I understand that completely but its promising to see.

Since the end of last season I have said that this summer will be an exciting one for Gooners and I stick by that.

I have no inside information nor do I possess a crystal ball but I truly believe that Arsene Wenger will revert to the Arsene Wenger of old where he wasn't afraid to spend a few quid.

In my opinion I think this the end of era for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger Mk3 is over. The five-year plan since the new stadia was built is finished and will be ripped up.

2011/2012 will see Arsenal Wenger Mk4. A new direction (not the boy-band) and I'm excited.

If, by 01/09/2011, I am wrong and still Gooners aren't satisfied, I will hold my hands up and admit it, I just hope that others will too.

Keep It Goonerish.......

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Samir Nasri Needs To Be Careful

There is loads of speculation surrounding Samir Nasri at the moment.

Will he, or won't he, sign a new contract at Arsenal? I don't know to be honest because I'm not a psychic, his mind, or his agent.

What I do know is Nasri needs to be careful. He needs to be careful because things can change rather quickly.

Before this contract situation arose Samir was becoming quite a hero amongst Gooners. A bit like Superman.

However, now there are a few disgruntled remarks coming from some Arsenal fans, especially when we see that he is flirting a little bit with Manchester United.

Views can change quicker than Usain Bolt these days.

Look at Emmanuel Adebayor, loved at the club, a few silly comments later and most Gooners would now gladly give him a slap.

These players need to realise football fans are alienated easily. We know that greed is rife throughout the game and loyalty takes second place.

Nasri has had one half decent season since he arrived in 2008. The rest of his time with us has been spent showing flashes of what he can do.

Does this warrant him getting a contract to put him on a par with Cesc Fabregas on the payroll? I don't think it does.

The reason he hasn't yet signed a deal is down to pound-notes. Arsene Wenger said so the other week.

If this is the case then in my opinion the club cannot be held to ransom by Nasri, his agent or international kidnappers.

Of course I want him to stay, but nobody is bigger than the club. Especially a player who been here three years and has only performed for six months of that time.

That may sound harsh, but I think it is fair.

People question Cesc Fabregas' future all the time but you cannot question his loyalty to Arsenal. To be with a club the length of time he has been with us in this day and age is rare.

Nasri would do well to think about that.

Samir has developed into a fantastic player at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger's tutelage.

He should show a bit of loyalty to the club, Gooners and Arsene Wenger and not talk about other clubs like Manchester United because opinion on him will change.

If he doesn't sign a deal then fair enough, leave. He'll find the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

But don't disrespect by hinting about other clubs. Or you will go from a hero to a hate figure in no time Samir.

Keep It goonerish........

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

How Can Cesc Fabregas Be Barcelona's No1 Target?

There hasn't been many peeps out from the Camp Nou regarding Cesc Fabregas lately but I'm sure there will be over the summer.

I have heard and seen little snippets. Apparently after the Champions League final Carles Puyol said: "I'm convinced Cesc will play with us soon."

It does make me wonder though. Are FC Barcelona really, and I mean really, desperate to get our captain like they say?

By all accounts last summer the bastards put in a bid that wouldn't even have bought Andy Carroll. Bit of a piss-take don't you think? Was it a sick joke?

For all the 'Barcelona DNA' and 'We love Cesc' bollocks Barcelona are, for the second summer in succession, set to announce a major big-money signing before even making a bid for Fabregas.

Last year David Villa signed for the Catalans and this time it is believed that Giuseppe Rossi is set to join the club.

So for the second year running Cesc Fabregas could find himself the 'second-choice' transfer target. Hmmmmm, they really want him don't they?

All Barcelona will do this summer is butter Cesc up and flirt with him, trying to turn his head and wanting him to put in a transfer request.

He isn't their number one target and surely the 'supposed' capture of Rossi should confirm this to him.

Of course on the other hand it shows Barca's ambition by trying to get both players but the truth is they can't afford both at their market price.

Rossi will cost a fortune and so will Cesc but I honestly feel for a second summer running FC Barcelona will leave our skipper hung out to dry.

They will toy with him but will not put in a 'proper' bid. Cesc needs to realise that Barca don't want him as much as they say and knuckle down.

Keep It Goonerish.........

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Arsenal Show Class But Will Barcelona?

When I saw that Arsenal have given Barcelona a helping hand by letting them use our training ground as a base for their 'Cup final' this weekend I thought to myself; Why?

After all their disgraceful tactics in trying to lure Cesc Fabregas back to the Camp Nou (and it has been a liberty) we have done them a favour.

Either we are Barcelona's bitches or we are the classiest club in the history of mankind.

If it was down to me when they asked to lend the facility's at London Colney I'm afraid my language may have been more colourful than Joesph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

In my opinion Barcelona play the greatest football of all time but as a club they stink. They stink more than Isonitriles. Now I don't know what an Isonitrile is but, by all accounts, it is the sixth worst smell in the world.

Arsenal have shown an amazing amount of courtesy to Barca here. And loads of class. The media would do well to remember this in the future when they slag us off.

As for the Champions of Spain I hope they remember this.

We have shown them a huge amount of respect, more than I can show them, in doing this so I hope they respect us as much too. Especially regarding Cesc Fabregas.

If Pep Guardiola enquires about our captain and gets a knock-back then that should be that. No more of this talk about Cesc's Barca DNA or him wearing Camp Nou print underwear.

Leave him be and respect Arsenal's wishes. Our act of kindness should not be forgotten by the Catalans.

Sadly I reckon their memories are like a Goldfishes.

They are probably laughing at us behind closed doors. Not only do they try to tap-up our players they also talk us into letting them use our training ground.

You couldn't make it up.

I hope that they show the class we have shown them this summer. Unfortunately I'm not too confident Barcelona, and anyone associated with them, have any.

Follow me on Twitter @_Wrighty7

Keep It Goonerish........

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Arsene Wenger Has Had Enough

I've never seen Arsene Wenger look as frustrated as I did on Sunday during the defeat against Aston Villa.

He looked like a man who was told he could spend the night with Nicole Scherzinger but, unfortunately for him, he suffers from impotence.

His demeanour and the angry looks tell me a thousand words. He is pissed off.

I know people will say that Wenger is a stubborn man and that he won't change his policies but I honestly think he will this summer.

Wenger put a lot of faith into this squad and a lot of them have let him down. Massively.

The five-year-project has failed, like my car failed it's MOT, so it will be ripped up and Arsene Wenger will start again.

I'm sure some of the players have been playing for their futures recently and I expect some will be out the door quicker than you can fart.

Arsene has received a lot of criticism lately, some justified, some not. He hasn't become a bad manager over night but he does need to make changes. And he will.

The summer of 2011 will be the start of a new era for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. Mark my words.

Players with better attitudes are needed. I'm sure players with the desire of Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen and Jack Wilshere will be brought in.

A few tweaks and Arsenal will be champions next season.

Things seem like a load of bollocks at the moment. I know that as much as anyone. These are frustrating times.

But don't listen to people like Ian Wright saying Arsenal will struggle to get into the top five next season.

Things aren't that bad!

Wright said that last summer. And the summer before. And the summer before that. He was wrong. Like many others.

With the right departures and acquisitions we will be in the mix next season. I'm very confident of that.

Wenger knows that too. He knows how close we were this season. And no matter how bad things appear to be at the moment we were close whether you like it or not.

(Follow me on Twitter @_Wrighty7)

Keep It Goonerish...........

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Robin van Persie - A Shining Light In The Darkness

(I would like to start by saying that I have succumbed to modern technology and I am now on Twitter. @_Wrighty7)

I don't really want to write about the shambles that we saw earlier in the day. The less said about that the better in my opinion.

Because, the more I think about it, the more I want to go out and pick a fight with someone smaller than me. Knowing my luck I'd start on a Ninja or something, so I'll leave it.

We all know since the end of February this Arsenal team have struggled. They have struggled more than my old man making a bacon sarnie without burning it.

Players have underperformed, Wenger has underperformed, and more most important of all, the UK underperformed on the Eurovision song contest.

But throughout all that under performing, and the 'darkness' surrounding the club like Beth Ditto's shadow, one man has shone like a beacon.....

Robin van Persie.

How I love this man. I love him like a brother or close family member.

Sometimes I wish that some other members of the squad had half his commitment and desire for Arsenal Football Club.

You can tell how much pulling that red and white on means to him. He loves the club. The Arsenal, and he loves us too.

This last couple of months he has tried his heart out for us. He could do no more.

It is not RvP's fault that some of the other players don't match his attitude but I wish they did.

Early in his career with Arsenal I would never have believed how important he would be to the club and how much influence he would have like he does now.

How much has he matured this season?

If Robin had been fit for the whole campaign he would have finished top scorer in the league by at least 5-7 goals. Easily.

He has gone up so much in my estimation and I hope that next season he remains injury-free. He deserves it.

If we had more players with his attitude I doubt we would be moping today. We'd be celebrating because we would have just won the league.

Wenger needs to look at van Persie and get players in who have his desire for winning and showing fight for the Arsenal.

(Don't forget Twitter @_Wrighty7)

Keep It Goonerish..........

Friday, 13 May 2011

Sales Not That Good Merse?

What is it with former Gunner's these days?

Most of them can't wait to have a pop at Arsenal or Arsene Wenger.

The latest is from 'comedian' pundit Paul Merson.

By all accounts during his time with Wenger at Arsenal players were given a 'yellowy product' and a 'dark tablet'.

In my opinion Merse is a sandwich short of a picnic and knowing how dopey he is it was probably banana milkshake and a jelly bean.

If indeed players were injected with a 'yellowy product' why wouldn't they question what it was?

I wouldn't want anything injected into me unless it meant I could shit out £50 notes after.

I can only think that Paul's book isn't selling that well.

To me (maybe I'm being paranoid) he loves to having a little dig at Arsenal whenever he gets the chance.

Maybe he feels a little bitter at his exit from the club but it has to be pointed out that he left for money not Arsene or Arsenal forcing him out.

I just wish that some ex-players would big up the club a little more.

We have enough people slagging us off, let alone our supposed 'own' jumping on the band-wagon.

I don't mind constructive criticism, but when the likes of Paul Merson love to have a go because its fashionable to do so then it really gets my goat.

Then again if you spunked a few quid up the wall on horses and drugs and have a book to sell, I suppose its okay to 'invent' some stories or dig away until you reach Australia.

Keep It Goonerish.......

Sunday, 8 May 2011

The Gooners Who Went To The Britannia Stadium Deserve Their Money Back

I'm annoyed with that performance today but if I was one of those Gooners who went to the Britannia Stadium I would be very, very, very, very pissed off.

I know players can have an off-day, they are only human after all.

But when there appears to be no effort whatsoever then that is taking liberties.

I can accept defeat if the players have given their all but some of those lot today wouldn't have even needed a shower after that game.

You would never have believed that there was an outside chance of still winning the title would you?

I concede that chance was very small. Smaller than an ants dinner but there was still a chance.

Yet what sort of performance do we get? It was the most diabolical shambles of shit I've seen in a long time.

I can count on one hand the amount of players who grafted and tried today. Szczęsny, Sagna, Wilshere and van Persie.

The others were strolling around the pitch like my Nan on an OAP's day out in Brighton.

Do the players not think about the fans who travelled for miles and miles to see a disinterested pile of crap like that?

Only the other day I saw a video where the likes of Song and Walcott were geeing up the supporters. That's nice I thought, they really do care.

What a mug I was.

Of course it isn't all down to the players. Arsene Wenger is to blame too.

Has he lost his motivational skills? I don't know. What I do know is that this squad have let him, and us, down time and time again.

They have been mollycoddled and babied so much they only turn up when they want.

Complacency is breed throughout and its all began since we treated the domestic cups with utter contempt.

How can Wenger say that the Carling Cup has no meaning but was desperate to win it this season? It's double standards.

I don't want Wenger to go. I want him to have a shake up, and I think he will, to refresh this squad.

Believe me this squad is highly talented. In my opinion it is the most talented in the Premiership but the attitude is terrible.

Arsene Wenger will rectify that this summer. He has too.

People are losing faith rapidly and with performances like today's who could blame them?

The club has made a lot of bad PR errors recently.

They would go a long way by offering the Gooners who travelled there today some kind of refund or gesture.

Our away fans are the best in the league. They deserve so much more than what they saw today. We all do.

Apart from those players mentioned (in my opinion) the others should hang their heads in shame.

Keep It Goonerish.........

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Am I A Dope...For Still Having Hope?

I might be a little deluded.

In fact I could even be strung up and tossed into a mental institution for thinking such an outrageous thing.

But I can't help it.

I can't help believing that the title is not beyond Arsenal, that we can still win it.

I know it seems there is less chance of Arsenal winning the league than spotting Osama high-fiving Obama after fooling us all but it's possible.

Miracles can happen.

Over the last month I have kept my mouth firmly shut. I wanted to see how the season panned out.

To me it seems we have thrown it away. It was ours for the taking but we haven't taken it.

Arsenal have put themselves into a position of what 'might have been'.

However, despite these sick feelings, it is still not 100% over.

Whilst I concede I would probably be more likely to see Harry Redknapp do at least 46 winks and twitches a second before Arsenal win the league I'm still clinging to the hope that miracles do exist.

I may well be a dope, I may well be dumb, but if Chelsea beat Man Utd this weekend, and we win too, Arsenal will be only 3 points off the top with 2 games to play.

Had you been offered that, when all the experts were saying Arsenal would come 6th, at the beginning of the season I'm sure you would have taken it.

Yes I know the last couple of months have felt like Mike Tyson continuously punching you in the genitals.

Yes I know we have 99.9% thrown it away.

Yes I know Wenger has made mistakes.

But I do know something else too. Until it is mathematically impossible for us to not win the title then I will believe we can until my last breath.

Or until Beth Ditto, the largest female singer of all time, sings at the top of her voice naked on a mountain.

Keep It Goonerish..........

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

How To Win In Madrid

(Cheers Gooner Chris!)

Keep It Goonerish........

Monday, 4 April 2011

Does This Kid Remind You Of Jack Wilshere?

Every time I see this Disneyland advert I can't help but think of Jack Wilshere.

About 12 seconds into the clip there is a little kid dancing about on the bed wearing blue and white checkered pyjamas.

My girlfriend can't see it but for some reason he really reminds me of Jacky boy!

I dunno if its the fact the child looks a little cheeky, and his barnet looks a little like Wilshere's does, but I think there is a resemblance there.

I swear if Jack scores this season and celebrates his goal like this boy celebrates going to Disneyland then I will piss my knickers.

Does anyone follow him on Twitter? If so could you pass a message on to him and see what he thinks.

Keep It Goonerish........

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Am I Bothered Though?

That killed me yesterday.

You would have thought that Arsenal were playing in a pre-season friendly the way they performed.

Arsene Wenger described the performance as 'flat'. Well I'd use another term to be honest. Very shit.

And that's being generous too.

I can't believe that the players were not up for this game. It was the start of a run of cup-finals and just like the Carling Cup final we didn't turn up.

My great, great, great, great, great great, great, great Nan has more urgency than that Arsenal side yesterday and she has been dead over 150 years. I think.

In the past Wenger has always advocated that this Arsenal squad has strong 'mental-strength'. They just drive me mental.

I will always support any player wearing an Arsenal shirt and I try my best to be upbeat in any given situation but yesterday I couldn't defend them.

The way the players strutted about made me feel more deflated than Donatella Versace lips after someone has attacked them with a pin.

Did they really care? Do they care enough? They talk a good game that's for sure.

I'm not going to jump on the Arsene Wenger out band-wagon that is gathering pace quicker than Road Runner can do the 100 metres but he needs to do something before its too late.

I know he isn't Merlin but we need him to do some magic.

The attitude of these players at the moment has to be questioned. I can't work whether they are bottle-jobs or just not bothered enough.

They are running out of opportunities and I'd say we are in last chance saloon now.

I really hope they are hurting like us Gooners are right now. They don't get the stick on a Monday morning at work like we do.

Keep It Goonerish.........