Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wenger comments post Chelsea match

'Defensively we were not at the level needed'


on the performance...
I feel we played against a good team, but we gave the game away. They had three shots on target and scored two goals, from soft set-pieces. Defensively we were just not at the level you have to be in a game like that, which is where we were punished today. For the rest, we have shown quality and spirit but we have to show more personality and authority on the goals we conceded.

on leaving Mertesacker on the bench...

That is a decision which was based on the opposition we played. You can say it was a wrong one maybe, but I believe [that statement] is a lowering the quality of the players who played, they are internationals.
If you do not play Koscielny or Vermaelen and cannot win the game, you will ask me the same question.

on Chelsea's first goal...
We did not attack the ball, on either goal. The difference between Chelsea on set-pieces and us was the way they were in the air - it was obvious today.

on Arsenal's mentality...
I would not say that, it is just on the day when you play at home you do not expect to concede two set pieces. That puts us every time on the back foot. We played two big games in a week, and it is difficult.
Every time you are behind in a big game you have 65 per cent of chances to win the game. We came back last week and did so again today, but then straight away gave away another goal again. It is impossible because you have to take all the risks and open yourself up. You play against good players and they can hit you on the counter-attack. That is where we were not at the [right] level.

on Giroud's chance at the end...

It was a top chance, and Cech kept them in the game as well on many occasions. he had an outstanding game.

on John Terry being allowed to play...
Yes, I had no problem. I do not want to interfere in that, I expected him to play. If the rules allow it why not?
on a possible over-reaction to the defeat...
Yes, maybe, but we have to deal with that. I can completely understand people's opinion, what is important is the personality you show in a big game. That is where is some areas we were not at the [right] level today.

on rotating central defenders...
Nobody can play all the games, it is simple.

on being 16 years in charge...
I never look back, I always look forward. I looked at today's game and look at the next game. It is not easy, it is never easy.


Monday, September 24, 2012

EPL Highlight : Man City 1-1 ARSENAL

 Scored like a BOSS!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Arsenal vs Malaysia

Arsenal announce 24-man squad for Asia tour :

Vito Mannone
Ignasi Miquel
Chuks Aneke
Thomas Eisfeld
Marouane Chamakh
Ryo Miyaichi
Craig Eastmond
Nico Yennaris
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Francis Coquelin
Kieran Gibbs
Alex Song
Lukasz Fabianski
Carl Jenkinson
Theo Walcott
Wojciech Szczesny
Johan Djourou
Benik Afobe
Thomas Vermaelen
Abou Diaby
Andre Santos
Mikel Arteta
Kyle Bartley

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Van persie leaving?

Dear RVP,

First, I would like to congratulate you on your remarkable achievement last season, Not only did you finish unscratched, you carted away numerous individual awards, broke several club and EPL records; a feat that will go down in Arsenal history books...

You brought harmony, peace and respect to the squad on and off the pitch. Big man, big responsibility.

You handled it very well, even much more than I expected. *Tilts hat*

As an Arsenal supporter, I have seen many great players and I have to confess, you are a bottomless pit of creativity with "genius" written all over you,

But, on the 4th of July 2012, you dropped the bomb shell that turned Arsenal into turmoil. You released a statement declaring your intention not to ink the papers... Who am I to tell you what to do? But I know one thing for certain, ARSENAL it was, ARSENAL it is and ARSENAL it will be

Many people have criticized us for lacking ambition. That I might not dispute, but we are still the quickest out of the block this season, with the capture of Lukas Podolski and Oliver Giroud + Arteta, Per, Wilshere, Song, Szczesny, Koscielny, Vermaelen et al. I believe that is a step in the right direction, proven all-round strikers to tow a truck-size burden off you.

Despite being one step behind, we still manage to qualify for Europe at the expense of Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea (only qualified as champions).

You have been at the club for 8years, I can only say I have seen you on the pitch for only two seasons. In these two seasons you were absolute class, scoring spectacular goals. The remaining 6 years were enshrouded with injuries, injuries and more injuries that ultimately earned you the nickname, "The Man of Glass".

During this troubled times, when a section of the fans wanted you out, guess who was there? ARSENE WENGER! If he had sold your sorry a**, you would have been doing an AQUILANI now.

As much as I will love to credit last season to your brilliance, I believe there a certain word called "TEAMWORK". It wasn't just team work, It was Arsenal players playing as a family... The bond and togetherness was so strong, your team mates would have sacrificed (anything) for you.

Rewind ARSENAL vs WIGAN (4-0 at Wigan) Theo Walcott had the chance to be on the score sheet, he chose to delay the ball, and square for you to score.

Everyone wanted you to be successful. I look at Rooney and Nani, I wonder how many times I've seen them have a go at each other. That bond between players is what money cannot buy. They said you made the perfect runs for the likes of Song to pick you out? What happened at the Euros, you needed mobile phones to communicate with Robben and Sneijder??

Now your ambition has grown bigger than that of the club in one brilliant season? Where was the ambition when you were sent packing in Holland, where was it when Arsenal catered for your rehab, where was the ambition when you received cash for years for work undone? Time to reap the faith Arsenal F.C showed in you, your ambition suddenly grew wings?

I really don't blame you, but Wenger. That his persistent trust in players (Flamini, Nasri,Clichy) that turns around and spits on his face.. Hence, any player with two years left on his contract and refuses to sign shall be benched or sold.

Enough of the fu*kery from ingrates. Ginafranco Zola was one of the most talented players the EPL has ever seen, what did he achieve with Chelsea? But his name will forever remain UP there.

Finally I will like to thank you for the good times, the amazing goals (I've lost count), the get-out-of-jail free cards (I've also lost count). I wish you well in your career,all in the best at your next club.

Go win trophies mate. When you eventually leave do me a favour, forget everything Arsenal and please do not talk about us - Gooner.

 This picture can't be trusted anymore :(

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Spain Euro Champion 2012 : Trophy Presentation

Great generation!