What Arsenal should learn from last nights farce…..

Seven Thoughts on the Capital One Cup Defeat to Bradford FC by Twig

1. Eisfeld and Arshavin deserved to play: Eisfeld and Arshavin were two of the stars of the game against Reading. I thought for their efforts, they deserved a chance to play this game? Arshavin is obviously on his way out. What did he do wrong? We don’t know. The manager has apparently pencilled him down for a transfer in January. Surely Arshavin’s work ethic is no worse than what we’ve seen of Podolski of recent? Eisfeld has played well when chances come his way, but he obviously doesn’t have the full confidence of his manager.

2. Podolski on the left just doesn’t WORK: It’s a surprise that Wenger would play Gervinho as Centre Forward and leave a pace-less Podolski on the Left Wing. If their positions had been reversed maybe Arsenal would have done better? Wenger must have realized his mistake as he subbed off Podolski in the second half. (I have in one of my posts predicted Podolski would flop for Arsenal. I hope he proves me wrong).

3. Strange substitutions once again: We all must be used to Wenger’s strange substitutions by now. Coquelin – who was full of endeavour during the game – was subbed off for Chamakh. The manager probably wanted more bodies in the attack, which is good, but the fact that it was Coquelin – and not Ramsey that was sacrificed – makes one to wonder at the rationale. Removing Coquelin also meant that Arsenal was without a defensive midfielder – a fact that would have been punished by a more ruthless side.

4. Arsenal needs a proper striker and NOW: With Cazorla, Wilshere and Rosicky, Arsenal played some pretty football, but there was no end product. Our best chances came from our midfielders (Jack and Cazorla) and our equalizer was scored by a defender. On Saturday’s game, it needed two penalties (controversial ones I must add) to give us a victory against West Brom. Also, in recent games we’ve seen some horrific misses in front of goal from our strikers. Arsenal needs a target-man, with good movement and an instinct for goal. And we need him NOW.

5. We miss Walcott: Some of our best plays have come when Walcott played. Even Tony Adams mentioned this much in his commentary of the game. Walcott has lots of pace and he’s more lethal in front of goal than any of Gervinho, Podolski or Giroud. It’s a sad situation, because we’re likely to lose him to Premier League rivals. Walcott would have given us pace and width against Bradford. Unfortunately though, Theo’s injured. Playing Podolski and Ramsey on the wings is a mind-boggling tactical decision by the manager. What makes it worse is that it never works, yet the manager persists with it.

6. Ramsey has had his chance: There are very few games that you could pick this season, where Ramsey had played really well. It’s sad his recovery from injury hasn’t gone as well as we would have liked. Wenger has persisted with Ramsey even though the player has generally played poorly when opportunities come his way. This game would add further credence to the statement that “Arsenal rarely plays when Ramsey starts”.

7. Arsenal wasn’t all that terrible – only lacked cutting edge: The first half was terrible. Our players made sloppy passes here and there. One that particularly stood out was when Ramsey was dispossessed after seemingly being in no man’s land. Cazorla and Wilshere improved their games and played well in the remainder of the match. I was impressed with Gibbs and he could have scored at least on one occasion. Szczesny is becoming better and better, and although he had little to do, you have confidence when he’s between the sticks. Ultimately, the game had to be decided on penalties. It’s part of the game of course and we’re one of the Premier League sides with the longest run in this year’s competition. However, the longer we don’t win a trophy, the harder it becomes for the players and the manager to break the jinx.

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72 thoughts on “What Arsenal should learn from last nights farce…..

  1. Alex

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  2. Mo-mo

    Every thing you mention point to one thing and one thing only and that is poor management. Here is a solution:

    Players that need to be sold, we have a long sh%t list starting with Wenger, Gazidis, Hillwood, Kroenke, then we have Fabianski, Squillachi, Djourou, Santos, Yennaris,Coquelin,Frimpong,Ramsey,Diaby and Rosicky (injury prone hardly play),Gervinho,Arshavin,Bendtner,Chamak,Denilson,Park.

    Just imagine what could happen if we sold the sh%t list put 4 million pounds on each players head you get 64 million pounds. Next step get rid of Wenger, and get a good replacement. Take the 70 million pounds in the coffers add it to 64 million and you got R134 million pounds to spend. JUST IMAGINE!!!!

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  3. Arsenal till I die

    Very woeful display when it come to finishing. Every now and then, only the defenders and the midfielders scores for arsenal and shoots. I don’t understand how jellyfish legs could miss the opportunity in front of goal? Basically he could just slide in for the ball or just ran into the ball and he could’ve scored? What to adjust such on a clear opportunity like that mr jelly? It’s so frustrating. We need a new striker.

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  4. Alex J

    Where to start…

    He put out our strongest 11.. and we STILL can’t even TRY to win a trophy.

    Realistic, we won’t win the Prem, we can’t win the Champions League and I don’t think we will beat Swansea away.

    So another season with f*ck all.

    Gervinho, Ramsey and Chamackh aren’t good enough.
    Poldolski’s attitude stinks.
    And Wenger has to stop sticking up for the players, last night was EMBARRASSING. They are ONE division below the CONFERENCE.

    Another season with no trophy, and something has to change. And soon.

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  5. lumia

    With this defeat make dont read newspaper n watching every sport channel at least 3 days..

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  6. Gunner 8

    Let’s see our title aspirations for this year:

    English Premier League: GONE!!

    League Cup: GONE!!

    FA Cup: MAYBE!! (considering our disastrous form i would say NO!!)

    Champions League: HELL NO!!

    So in short, we are gonna be trophy-less for 8 years.

    Wenger and the Board, please do resign and not turn our famous club into shit!!!

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  7. tom

    Ox getting fustrated at Chamakh in the game just about sums it up!

    Someone please explain why we kept Chamakh, paying him £60,000 a week, but we can’t give Theo another £15,000 a week to keep him.

    If Walcott moves to United ill take my wife to the most expensive restaurant in London wearing a Bradford City Onesie.

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  8. para

    AFC now reminds me of an unruly child who is praised when they mess up, unlike having real parents who would make sure they get a good whipping(verbal) and punishment.

    AW WHAT ARE U DOING?

    you are eroding a team who used to challenge Barcelona and making them a conference team(no disrespect conference teams).

    WTFIGO?

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  9. Ip

    How things change so quick,remember last year we was boowing Arshavine now you are saying what he have done seriously ?we was all desperate to see teo to leave arsenal and now ??!

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  10. mani_gooner

    I wanna reserve my comments till transfer window.. :)

    but gervinho n podolski were aweful…

    podolski form has dipped drastically as he s playing in the left..

    OHH WENGER PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

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  11. artillery1

    Wenger, I have converted all Wingers Into Strikers :P, I have Converted All Midfielders into Wingers :P…. N Nw I have Converted Pitch into TRAINING Field :P , a player plays Worse on pitch He vl b given more time, more Starts, n plays Out of position to IMPROVE on pitch, n a PLAYER who plays WELL i took him off for training Ground to play there! :D

    F*ck me!

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  12. Kobi

    Dunno what to think anymore…but I think Wenger has lost it.
    He is always saying he will only buy “top top top players”
    but is Gervinho that type of player? Santos?
    The only one was Cazorla and that was because he got him on the cheap. He would never have spent 25 mil on him…(which he is worth btw)

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  13. JONNO

    Poldis attitude stinks? Wldnt ur attitude stink if
    theo&giroud (our 2 gd strikers) are injured and
    then wenger picks gerv instead.of poldi (proven
    goalscorer) as a striker? Then hauls him off while
    ramsey&gerv&chamackh stay on?

    Also why did he take le coq off when he did?

    Wenger has officially gone insane, by which i mean
    he wakes up.in the morning&thinks he is an onion.

    Wtf???

    Wenger – either.spend sum feckin money or feck off!

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  14. dan

    Please wenger walk away now while you have a bit of dignity left you like the team are becoming a joke you are not up to the job no more football has moved on but you have not to me it looks like you have lost the dressing room and players dont want to play for you anymore that team you had last night should have won that game with ease at least you will have an excuse when the team get beat at reading i can see it now the players were tired after playing extra time at bradford they looked jaded and the quality in our game suffered but i can not fought the players commitment they gave everything blah blah mr wenger please go and take chamakh,gervinho and squillachi with you!!

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  15. GOONERGETYA

    This is what Arsenal should learn, We are a bad team playing under a bad manger !!!!!! WENGER OUT !!!!!!!!!

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  16. jyotika

    Teriible very embarassing the youngters would have done better than the first team.

    To tell you the truth even if we had won this game we would have lost the next one.

    No way this team is capable the people who were working hard on the field was Cazola willshire and ofcourse Rosicky when he came on.

    Gevinho is useless he couldn’t finish the fantastic chance.

    Forget it no trophies this season either. Willshire will exit the doors as wll no players would come to play for Arsenal.

    What has happened to our Arsenal so sad.

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  17. dboy ( RVP WAS RIGHT NO AMBITION)

    Good article Admin. Only if the board and Wenger were as intelligent as the rest of us. It seems that every one knows exactly what needs to be done and we have been saying this for how long now? I say people need to start waking up and stop protecting certain individuals at the club. Wenger has stubbornly stated that he will not be changing his philosophy even though it does not work. He will keep doing what he does best…???? I say SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT!!! We need change before it is too late.

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  18. dan

    Wilshire will be gone if not this summer then def by the next one its all lined up for him to join man u they are desperate to get him as scholes replacement and will be be willing to pay over 30 mill to get him and from what i have heard he wants to go there if arsenal do not show ambition in the transfer market and sign top quality players to make arsenal challenge for trophys cant see that happening so more money to go into the boards pockets bet there rubbing there hands together the bunch of toss pots!!

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  19. stalwartgunner

    If you have players like Gervinho, Giroud and Ramsey in a team, expect nothing.

    The Van persie effect is telling on us(the gunners), we don’t seem to be serious when playing. This team cannot win anything. Let’s be realistic. I rest my case.

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  20. dboy ( RVP WAS RIGHT NO AMBITION)

    Talk about Players that need to be sold we have a long list starting with Wenger, Gazidis, Hillwood, Kroenke, then we have Fabianski, Squillachi, Djourou, Santos, Yennaris,Coquelin,Frimpong,Ramsey,Diaby and Rosicky (injury prone hardly play),Gervinho,Arshavin,Bendtner,Chamak,Denilson,Park.

    Just imagine what could happen if we sold the S#$T list put 4 million pounds on each players head you get 64 million pounds. Next step get rid of Wenger, and get a good replacement. Take the 70 million pounds in the coffers add it to 64 million and you got R134 million pounds to spend. JUST IMAGINE!!!!
    BUT No !! that won’t happen> WHY?

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  21. artillery1

    Wenger Plz Walk away wid Dignity n take Ramsey n GErvinho with U too!

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  22. Goonerboi89

    Yesterday’s match was terrible!! Gervinho is pissing me off what kind of player misses a chance like that and instead of getting fustrated he just smiled, your having a laugh mate. I always defend wenger but he is defiantly loosing it. Why stick on Ramsey and gervinho, I prefer arshavin and ox or even santi and ox/arsh on the wing and rosicky in midfield. The only players that has heart was Wilshire rosicky vermalen coq and ox n Sagna. Still can’t believe we pay gervinho 70k a week

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  23. artillery1

    Gervinho as ST n looking for end product!

    WELL, WENGER WILL LEARN NOTHING, Get READY TO SEE RAMSEY N GERVINHO STARTING AGAIN!

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  24. Mo-Gunner

    poor arshavin, the only quality player that we ever bought (tell me someone who scored 4 to in-form Reina in one match)
    but was ruined by the fans

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  25. Rory

    Half of me wants Wenger to stay to guarantee champions league football this season, but to be honest i don’t know if i can handle 6 more months of Wenger’s best players being Ramsey and Gervinho who are obviusly born to play on the wing and striker, oh wait! There not, it frustrates me, I would love a change in management, and if we are going to do it now would not be a bda time, with almost a week to prepare for the next match, and just before the transfer window where we can get some actuall “top, top players”!

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  26. Victor

    I doubt if Wenger goes trough al dis articles.coz if he dos.he shuld knw dt Ramsey is out of favour 2d Fans.nd as such shuld stp gambling wit him.unles ders smtn btwn dm.

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  27. Awesome Gunners

    Here are my points:

    1) Ramsey and Gervinho needs to go ASAP. They are pathetic. We call Wenger a great coach but for someone thats so great he has a way of substituting our best players and leave on the sh#t ones.

    2) How in the world did Arshivin or Eisfeld not get a run. To play Ramsey and Gervinho before those two is suicidle.

    3) Why in the world cant any of our guys cross a soccer ball. Are they not professional footballers and have they not being taught this simple skill. It is so embarrasing to watch the crosses from any of our Arsenal players.

    4) Why the Hell is Chamack still playing for Arsenal and getting paid his rediculous wages.

    5) Get rid of either the manager, board or both. We need a change and if this cant be seen now then we are doomed.

    6) I read on the Arsenal Website that Wenger said that the players gave it their all. WTF. Is he serious. If that is their all then we are surely not gonna end up on the top half of the table.

    So to put it simple we have a manager that is stubborn and blind, He cannot see what every other supporter can see. He doesnt want to face the fact that our team is not anywhere as good as we where even a year ago. I hate to say it but I think Wenger has finally lost it.

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  28. IronmanSA

    It’s time Wenger should leave. If any manager of a top flight team produced the results he has (not) produced this season with the resources available, they would be fired! Wenger has quality players in the squad, but his team selection and match tactics are terrible. If he cannot do the job which he is paid big money to do(I assume his job is to get results and not get the board money) then he should leave, and take Aaron Ramsey with him

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  29. The red army

    Arsenal fas are something..and the individuals who comment here are shameless…these were the same people who for over a year here diffended ramsey at any cost(injury,Gary Speed and more)…i guess finally the wax is gone from their eyes.ramsey should have been sold last summer..this is the worst footballer i have seen at Arsenal for years…chamack was destroyed at AFC by RVP and the the traiter left…Wenger had a choice betwwen Hazard and Gervinho and choose gervingo.WHY(wenger and board are cheap)..
    Lastly plaenty of people here wane to see the back of Wenger..Am all for it if someone here can give me a replacement and PLEASE DONT TELL ME PEP AND MOURINHO(WE KNOW THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN)

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  30. calum

    Wenger out squad out yet again lol. I thought we worked quite hard actualy. i do understand the frustration at playing ramsey because its no coincidence once him and podolski made way way for two far better and talented players in ox and uncle tom we started dominating. I dont know why but i cant hate gerv his technique is near to awful lol but his endeavour cant be matched his movement is the best we got up top and he scares defenders no matter what anyone said. Our main problem lies in the striker role. We have no movement up front beside Gerv. When walcott plays he add abit more dynamism but we need a true striker who can get half a yard with movement and be a deadly finisher. Imagine we had RVP upfront for us last night ? we would have won comfartably. Even Giroud up front we probably wouldve won. We need a striker with the same style as tevez or aguero. Pacey Powerful Amaazing movement and deadly finisher. Too much to ask lol ?

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  31. andy bishop

    I believe that the attitude and effort were right for last nights game. We have for many years enjoyed great players at Arsenal and almost assume that we have them now. It is clear we do not. That was the problem last night..the quality that we expect is just not there. How many times do we have to endure failure to get a head on one of our corners..how many 50/50 headers do we win in defence? How many times do we see defenders and midfielders all go toward the ball and leave a spare man free? How many poor crosses do we put in? and when a good one goes in how many times are our supposed strikes found hiding behind a defender?. How many times do our defenders want to put the ball down and play in dangerous positions? How many times do we see Ramsey, Gervinho, Chamakh miskick when in site of goal?. What Wenger sees in Chamakh and Gervinho is beyond me. Chamakh is too stationary, lacks control and pace to be an effective premier league player.He will not get better with games. Playing one twos off a dustbin would be more productive for our midfield players. and lightweight Gervinho despite his undoubted effort lacks team understanding and speed of thought. The Bradford teenager up front was far superior than our two “goalscorers” Surely we must have a youngster at the club who could do better. Why did Wenger bring Cocquelin off instead of Ramsey?. I know Ramsey got a kick on the nose but did anyone notice how we did not get near the ball for 10 minutes after that substitution. Cocquelin was showing enough skill and energy to get past on overlaps aswell as his defensive duties. The board inability to hang onto good players and cash in on them will destroy the Arsenal we all want back. When the Emirates is half full and no champions league money is coming in it will be too late. I have seen this before with Arsenal..they will have to spend big soon and change their attitude. How many fans will accept Walcott and Sagna leaving this year?

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  32. dotun

    Ws really disappointed last night, but I would blame the players nd not the manager, yes gervinho and Ramsey might not bbe at their best atm, the whole team ws at fault last night, if carzola(I think he’s overhyped) and wilshire had all been awake from the beginin of the game then we would have created many many more chances that even squanderin a couple would have still won us the game…and as Wright said if Wenger goes now its gonna be a disaster. I think this arsenal team just needs the balls and confidence to be a top team again #arsenalforlife. Banky read this

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  33. CAPTAIN

    CONFIRMED! Wenger gets 20% cut from the likes of GERVINHO and RAMSEY each time they start. thats why he will always start them.

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  34. TKC

    I really hope Ramsey will be able to recover to play like I know he can. Seriously, I know these arguments are probably overused, but still, how many players can recover from a leg break, the suicide of a friend, and get receive constant abuse from over 60,000 fans, and play well? I respect him massively to not whine, or go to the media, and just keep trying. He’s still got lot’s of potential, and he’s very strong mentally, and the more support he gets, the better he will be able to play. Confidence is a massive thing for anyone, and support will only fuel his confidence.

    And come on, he’s only 21, and he’s getting more stick than anyone in the world. Plus, he’s oft played out of position, and everyone’s expecting Messi-like performances. Not to mention the fact that he’s also commonly the scapegoat for any bad result.

    The best thing for him is to go out on loan to get regular playing time in his own position and regain confidence. Hopefully, he’ll be able to prove all doubters wrong and show us the player that I, as well as others, know he can be.

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  35. Luke Fisher

    gervinho, ramsey, chamakh. stop playing for our team. if wenger picks you, SAY NO!!!
    we wasted everything our young players played their hearts out for against reading.
    i dont want wenger to lie and say that we played with a lot of heart. a few players played with heart and the others were too arrogant and too cold.
    good support from the arsenal fans at the game and what seemed like a lack of respect for them.
    YOU MAY DISAGREE WITH ME, BUT THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS SHOULD DEFINITELY HAVE PAYED YESTERDAY:-
    Arshavin
    Gnabry
    Eisveld
    Meade
    Podolski in middle (he essentially is a left back when he plays on the wing)

    What is Happening to the love of our lives???
    i dont really think the board appreciate the fans here and how results can shape our week and our mood. Its not that we our spoilt little brats, just that we are a club with NO AMBITION, other than a financial one.
    if we spent the money that we have on players that we need, we would be challenging for every title up for grabs. but no, year after year now, we get worse and worse. it pains me to talk about Arsenal in this way, but there are simple answers and quick answers in my opinion.

    NEED TO BUY (REALIST TRANSFERS IN):-

    DIAME (WEST HAM) very powerful runner, plays exactly like diaby, maybe with not as much skill but we will see. do u remember how much better we played with him?
    HUNTELAAR (SHALKE) clinical and experienced
    YANGA-MBIWA (MONTPELLIER) tough defender who doesnt take SH*T from attackers trying to bully him.
    CABELLA (MONTPELLIER) showed in the champions league that he has great trickery, not affraid to shoot. you may be surprised at this one but i think he would be a very good acquisition.

    no real superstars obviously, but these players would not be expensive (which is what AFC love)

    PLEASE SORT IT OUT GUNNERS!!!!

    WE LOVE YOU ARSENAL, WE DO!!!

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  36. caribbean

    I am all for sacking wenger if someone can mentiona proper replacement and please dont tell me pep….
    Arsenal looks so poor upfront because our striker isnt technical and it is for that reason that i would not buy Huntalaar…
    And fnally i dont know if ayone has notice but in the last ten games or so the players only take the feet afte about 30 mins which is to much time to settle down…they usually stra of very poor..all of them

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  37. Luke Fisher

    STEVE MARTIN,

    YOU’RE RIGHT, SHAWCROSS WOULD BE BRILLIANT IF IT WAS POSSIBLE.
    I WOULD HOPE SO, BUT…

    TBH WE’LL PROBABLY JUST SIGN HENRY FOR A MONTH AND BE FIGHTING FOR VIEWING ON CHANNEL 5 NEXT YEAR.

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  38. NIKK

    WENGER,KRONKE & BOARD….we are doomed with this lot!

    RVP rightly questioned the club direction and ambition going forward, Wenger and the board did not like it and the bastard sold him to our bitter rival!

    Now Fergie is sniffing around for Walcott…it is getting from bad to worse!

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  39. Ashendren reddy

    What we knew all along:

    Ramsey cant pass unless it back or side

    Gervinho cant shoot even from 10 cm away into an open net.

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  40. Whispers

    Take a look at Awesome Gunners 3rd point, who can cross in this team? We know Giroud is good in the air but where has the service been all season?
    Am I missing something? With a poor attacking record,can someone tell me why we cant play with 2 strikers?
    Giroud wins a lot of long balls but when he knocks it down into space, there is no-one there, couldn’t we have Walcott or even Podolski running of him?(ala Bergkamp/Henry) Hes shown he can provide a great assist so why is he never given that option? And I believe against a team like Bradford, Chamakh could’ve played that role too. Why Gervinho??
    I like Ramsey, but he will not get confidence back by playing consistently badly. Rosicky seems to be the one adding spark lately, perhaps Cozorla needs a rest.
    Lastly Huntelaar is a finisher, not much more, our midfield is currently not creating chances so he would be a waste. I keep hearing how great Cazorla and Wilshere are playing, how come we are creating so few chances?

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  41. Simon Kibera Kinywa

    My 12 year daughter points so many mistakes Wenger makes in almost every game incidentally turn out to be true. Wenger with his experience has blundered but he his the type of people who do not know when to call it quit. I would have bought just one quality striker instead of two players-Podolski and Giroud then play Arshavin instead with the same amount used for the two players.

    I think Wenger has so many problems and he needs counselling. He is suffering from denial while Arsenal is collapsing. Please pray for him so that he can accept the status as it is.

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  42. Toffa from Kampala

    i still wonder that blind Wenger still bahaves like an african leaders because they stay in power but doing totally nothing. I am soon leading my fellow fans here [in kampala] and he will see fire, he always promising us all the time that he buys special special players now what are facing?
    What does Arshavin do him? iam praying so hard that African cup of Nations could start tomorrow and i see this flop gervinho go. Podolski will never play active for us, its a shame! I heard last season Inter wanted Ramsey what happened? Ist true that Ramsey is married to Wengers daughter? Coquelin is far better than shit ramsey.

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  43. Rory

    Did anyone else find it embaressing that we started to sing “Arsenal, Arsenal F.c We are by far the greatest team the world has ever seen” just after we came back to level bradford…..

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  44. realist

    I actually feel sorry for ramsey he is playing like a 21 year old kid who doesnt know his arse from his elbow. as the youngest memeber of his 25 man squad (younger than craig eastmond) he should be getting protected by wenger. instead wenger is playing him attacking midfield right wing left wing box to box and even dm. he isnt doing that with wilshire and he shouldnt be doing that with ramsey. i think wenger has rapidly lost direction he is devoid of ideas is lacking compusure and is unable to discipline or motivate his team. he is trying wingers in the middle strikers on the wing midfielders at full back he has completely lost the plot. I have backed him to the hilt but no longer. i say wenger should move upstairs to replace hill-wood. he could be given the additional role of director of football/sports science if he doesnt fancy that then its thank you for 3 titles and 4 fa cups in 17 seasons but unfortunately your 13 seasons (8 consecutively)without trophies have ultimately been your legacy.
    as for the players i am distgusted with nearly all of them. how players on £100k a week can take their wages whilst looking the manager and supporter in the eye Is beyond me. we all know who the deadwood are but this morning i feel let down by the likes of sagna mertesacker vermaelen cazorla podolski chamakh rosicky and gervinho. i dont include ramsey in that as i believe as a 21 year old he should be more protected by his manager. szceseney gibbs coquelin wilshire chamberlain and ramsey escape my wrath but only just. At the end of the day the 18 on duty last night were all first teamers not one reserve or academy player yet they cannot beat a side 3 levels below them. This week i would only pay them division 2 wages and say that if thats the level they give thats the level of pay they would earn.

    fabianski squillaci djourou santos denilson diaby eastmond arshavin chamakh park watt bendtner all need to be cleared out first. whilst 12 replacements are brought in. then the likes of mannone sagna mertesacker koscielny vermaelen arteta rosicky podolski walcott giroud cazorla and gervinho need to be pulled aside and reminded that they are the senior players in their positions and need to all lead by example or basically f*** off!

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  45. Simon Kibera Kinywa

    Even we bought a top striker we won’t be scoring unless we add a creative offensive midfielder to create the chances. WE had 12 corners which were all wasted and not threatening.

    A defensive midfielder as well. What happens when Gibbs is injured?

    The team needs overhaul and needs mininum 5 top quality and tried players.

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  46. Simon Kibera Kinywa

    If Wenger leaves Arsenal which I would really wish, we should NOT have Mourinho because he can win you silverware but no quality in football to be proud of. Pep has both beautiful football and winning ambition.

    WENGER OUT PEP GURDIOLLA IN

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  47. Sedo

    If Walcott will leave, and Gervinho, Ramsay stay I wont watch Arsenal matches in 2013

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  48. rob

    there is only 15 sports teams that pay more money than the gunners for players, 7 of which r football teams, none of which r bradford, wenger is a legend, but even legends have to know when there time is up.

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  49. Gooner Cape Town

    Surely Wenger and the Board have seen and heard the anger and dispair if the fans???
    They MUST realise that plenty MUST be done to change our Arsenal and the players.
    or, are they just plain blind F*CKERS?????

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  50. Butera Jesus

    Am blaming Arsenal’s break down on the the Arsenal board coz: They jammed to take David Dein back on.. The guy who was Wenger’s right hand man.. The guy who actually brought Wenger to arsenal.. (his son Darren Dein has paid back by sellin Henry, Adebayor, Clichy, Fab, Van, and song which he wldn’t have done if the dad was still @ arsenal) they jammed to bring on Alisher Ushmanov the second biggest shareholder, world’s 28th richest man who doesn’t believe in there self sustaining shit.. Just coz he whts to splash the cash.. I blame Ivan Gazidis and Peter Hill-wood
    Period

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  51. Gazabomb

    The utter humility of last night is awful, what the hell is going on and to top it all I had a Spud supporter actually talking to me feeling sorry for the fans, when a Spud says that you have players that just wouldn’t get in there team that hurts. They say in life you learn from your mistakes and you don’t do the same thing twice that hurts, but Wenger keeps on putting his hands in the fire !!!!

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  52. Moses

    Podolski is our best finisher, he needs to be played upfront, not as a left winger where he offers nothing.

    Ramsey is not good enough, sorry to the people who still like this guy, but he doesn’t cut it.

    Gervinho isn’t starting quality either, too many mistakes, he isn’t better than Arshavin either, so I don’t know why Wenger seems to have Forgot About Drei?

    Can we please see more of Rosicky alongside Cazorla? They looked like they had some good chemistry together.

    Wilshere should be the captain of this team now.

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  53. JJ

    I went to watch the match last night and the things we learned are that if arsenal dont buy at least another striker and winger then were f**ked. The problems last night where ones that we have never had in the past and that was cutting edge and movement of the ball we failed to create any clear cut chances and the reasons are gervinho is not a striker every time he ws trying to get round the back making us try long balls or keeping the ball at the back because he wasnt giving our team options and coming deep for the ball. i was very disapointed in podolski as i was looking forward to seeing him play in the flesh but he is lazy and looks disinterested in playing on the wing nearly every touch he had was with his back to goal and i think he ran at the defence once which is shocking for a winger. and then there is ramsey who tbf put the effort in but is clearly not a winger and SHOULD NOT be played there ever. coquelin was the best player on the pith untill he got taken off. carzorla is absolute an touch of class but the serious lack of movement upfront does allow him to show off his tremendous abilities which changed when rosicky and chamberlain came on rosicky and carzola linked up really well because rosicky was the only player with decent movement, wilshere started of slow but got stronger as the game went on and we saw more of them fantastic surging runs.

    i was also shocked at how quiet the arsenal players were there was no communication and no leadership on the pitch the only person who seemed to be talking was the youngest and that was coqulin.

    but as ive alliterated the serious problem is lack of movement as there is noone to compliment our talented creative midfield thats why walcott has been so deadly for us this year because of his pace and movement. we need to keep him and add a left winger and another pacey striker.

    something needs to change and quick i dont think sacking wenger will do much good who would we get in to replace him?? i know hes had 7 years but i think he deserves more time and money to try catch up to the big spenders. And we desperatley need to get rid of all the riffraff squad players draining the clubs money whilst sat on the bench scratching there arse this would give us much more spending power and be a greater force in the market but this needs to happen soooon before things get worse prevention is always better than a cure…unless its already to late.

    Heads up Gunners things will get better!!!

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  54. Whispers

    Who can cross in this team? We know Giroud is good in the air but where has the service been all season?
    Am I missing something? With a poor attacking record,can someone tell me why we cant play with 2 strikers?
    Giroud wins a lot of long balls but when he knocks it down into space, there is no-one there, couldn’t we have Walcott or even Podolski running of him?(ala Bergkamp/Henry) Hes shown he can provide a great assist so why is he never given that option? And I believe against a team like Bradford, Chamakh could’ve played that role too. Why Gervinho??
    I like Ramsey, but he will not get confidence back by playing consistently badly. Rosicky seems to be the one adding spark lately, perhaps Cozorla needs a rest.
    Lastly Huntelaar is a finisher, not much more, our midfield is currently not creating chances so he would be a waste. I keep hearing how great Cazorla and Wilshere are playing, how come we are creating so few chances?

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  55. mimo78

    people are very bad with Chamakh but im sorry to said its wenger who destroy him
    when he came he was a very good player but Wenger know how to destroy players
    Chamakh yesterday came in at the 60 min and We had plenty of chances before but gervishit didnt score obviously even a kid can score
    of course its the time for chamakh to move because he will not get that much of chance and i know he will take back his confident and score again
    Wenger believe in giroud but as I can see he will not be the one we need he’s not good enought
    Chamakh came as a free agent and can be sold for 4 to 5 million so Arsenal will make some profit on him

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  56. dude

    Arshavin must have offended wenger’s little petty character unlike ramsey who likes being wenger’s b*itch

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  57. Matt Gunn

    Arsenal need to consider ONLY players who can hit the ground running, ENOUGH of the up and coming ‘great players’ who turn out to be duds and then need time to adjust to Premier League etc. etc, etc. B***s***
    All this is obvious as is daylight and it is not that A. Wenger and the board need to know this. They do know, yet continue to disinvest by buying cheap.
    Biz rule – You get what you pay for. Pay cheap – you get cheap. GOT IT?

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  58. Gattes Majob

    Arsenal FC has created a great team of players who CAN run around all night long like blue arsed flies unable to land.

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  59. Rafael

    Ramsey, Gervinho and Chamakh don’t have the quality to play for Arsenal. Sell then, plus Squilaci, Bendtner, Djourou, Fabianski, André Santos, Diaby and Arshavin.
    The board must give money to Wenger spend. I believe the board only talk that Wenger have the money to spend, but I don’t believe them.
    Why they don’t offer to Walcott a better offer and make him sign the new contract now? Arsenal pay 90,000 a week for Podolsky and don’t want to pay the same for Walcott? It’s a joke!

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  60. saras

    PLEAS MR Wenger respect your self and step aside with you rabish players such as Ramsey, Gervinho and Chamakh. park Squilaci, Bendtner, Djourou, Fabianski, André Santos,arshavin .diaby. they are not meant to pla for arsenal in the first place.. yor have done your best to help us and we respect that. but now you either leav or spend some 70m and get us strikers of first class, cd of fst cls we need some adition to cmd too..

    love ARSENAL BUT TIRED OF THE MANAGMENT…THEY JUST SUCK OUR LOVLY CLUB IN TO SHIT…
    WE MUST BOJKOTT MATCHES STARTING FROM THIS WEEKEND UNTILL END OF JANUARI.. THAT WHEN THEY WILL UNDERTAND US,,,

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  61. THE GOONER GAZ

    rite now im getting totally fed up of listening to wengers excuses bloody shambollick week after week.
    i cant see any light at the end of the tunnel.
    and by the way are we going to win another trophey before the world comes to an end.us fans are just so desperate for success a trophey of sort
    dear santa all i want for christmas is a trophey in may.
    ho ho ho.

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  62. Gunner101

    Have to agree with some of the points but disagree with others.
    We have to stand by Ramsey and understand that after a leg-break, its not easy to come back and play in the first team of a club like Arsenal. Secondly, he was played out of position, on the right side of midfield and given that he lacks pace, its difficult for him. We need to give the lad some confidence.
    Also, I would like to point out that Theo was injured which is why he did not play. Do not comment on something if you do not know the whole story.
    Gervinho just leaves me perplexed. What Wenger spotted in him is beyond me. The man can’t shoot, can’t pass and can’t head even with that giant forehead. All he’s got is pace and dribbling. Is this the same Gervinho Eden Hazard said he looks up to?
    I don’t understand the need to play the first team, who are low on confidence at the moment. We have got some fantastic youngsters like the above-mentioned Eisfield, Bellerin, Meade, Yennaris, Apkom, Miquel etc who I am sure would have destroyed Bradford. Playing the first team was a sign of desperation.
    Finally, we need a striker to ease our reliance on Theo and Ollie. 19 days to go and we should have one of Cavani (unrealistic), Huntelaar (possible) and Llorente (very possible) tied up inside the first week along with Diame and Zaha. We also HAVE to get rid of the deadwood to ensure Gazidis and Kroenke are happy to spend.
    I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again, we need to keep our spirits high and hope. Its the only way the team will get confidence!

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  63. sku

    Oh man what a rollercoaster ride this season is becoming. My heart can’t take this anymore I pray everytime we pray I don’t get a heart attack we win one game and then loose the next two or three its awful.

    We will keep the faith

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  64. arshavin

    To all those who want the names of replace ments for wenger,u are kidding even bradford manager can repace this pess poor guy.

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  65. jibber

    Lets be real here guys.
    Arsenal has been lacking in the final 3rd cuz there’s no creative winger who can provide.
    if anything, our best chances is to play wilshere, cazorla arteta and rosicky all together, with rosicky being the CAM, and Cazorla out wide.
    then we need ox or walcott on the right, and podolski upfront. Coquelin should start ahead of Ramsey as a Defensive mid along side Arteta.
    Giroud should play as a sub until he can score like he did at Montpellier. And he would be a super-sub at the 65-70min mark with his strength and header.
    If we sub him in for podolski at a corner, we’ll have the 2CBs and him waiting for a header from either Cazorla/rosicky/Arteta. That corner would be much more lethal at those moments when more players r exhausted than those 3.
    he could easily be our header king.

    THAT, will be more like a squad to compete at least.

    in jan, we get a new clinical striker for Chamakh, a new winger who can cross and dribble for Arshavin.
    IF the 2 in r Huntelaar and Holtby, then we really have a squad.

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  66. gunner4ever

    @Admin, you missed the most important point of all

    Someone must KILL ramsey and gervinho…what the hell they had done for Arsenal – absolutely NOTHING!!!

    Our Main Eleven cant able to beat the lower division side, then how can we expect to win PL matches like we played against bradford…

    whenever i watch my arsenal play..my team loses… i ve decided not to watch any Arsenal games.

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