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I can't remember how long its been since I saw such a weak Francenal team.
Once again your keeper is guilty of ball watching and awful distribution, despite being a very good shot stopper, he seems to be lacking in intelligence.
All the new signings bar Gervinho are either past it or not good enough, end of.
What the hell happened to Arteta?!
A shadow of his former self, no wonder Everton fans were glad to see him go! You've gone from Cesc to him, and from Nasri to the dreadful Benyaoun!
As for Mertsecker....Oh DEAR! He makes Kos look good, and thats saying something!
As I suspected your midfield without Wilshere is dire, and with him it wouldn't have been enough. Yes you got lucky with the goal and could have nicked it, but over the course of the season you're in for a miserable time on this evidence.
4th place? You must be joking?
The CHAMP19NS would have put 5 past Dortmund tonight.
Why didn't you splash out £5m on Parker, instead of the foreign dross you bought last minute...not to mnetion having to play the lumbering Song every game?
The madness continues!
Chris, I thought you thought of yourself as some sort of prophet who speaks of things before they happen? It hardly takes a genius to call us poor at the moment.
"Once again your keeper is guilty of ball watching and awful distribution, despite being a very good shot stopper, he seems to be lacking in intelligence."
Can you explain this? His distribution needs some work, sure, but ball watching? I've got no idea what you're on about - he was great last night.
"All the new signings bar Gervinho are either past it or not good enough, end of."
Even Brazil's left back? Based on 5 minutes as a sub? Hah, ridiculous.
"What the hell happened to Arteta?!"
Hah, again... what? He had a good debut against Swansea, and last night he was OK but we were dominated in possession which wasn't down to him - Benayoun was playing further forwards, so in effect Arteta was stranded.
And as Moses says, Song had a good game last night.
- 2 Replies to Will R
Considering I've been proved right by just about everything I've predicted about your team the past 6 years, its quite audacious of you to question me!
I watched the game, Arteta was poor. Song IS mediocre, which Im sure you'll admit once he leaves.
As usual Will you view things through rose tinted specs, you refuse to acknowledge anything negative about Francenal.
When you finish 5th this season, you'll still put a positive spin on it!
Chris you have made some fair points but some unfair ones too. How do you fault song and the gk in this match. Song was excellent. Too me the weak links were obvious just as we know them. 1. Kos, he is a technical mistake at cb. 2. Gibbs he brings good crosses for the strikers but DEFENSIVELY a nobody. 3. Theo he is committed and has the speed but he is just not smart enough.
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As a United fan im actually very scared for you..
Since 2007 beating you just doesnt give me the same satisfaction as it once did.Infact 1-0 away to Stoke would give me probably more satisfaction.
Your team by far is the poorest Arsenal team i have ever seen.
"he seems to be lacking in intelligence"
If all you can fault him for is the above, they we are doing a lot better than most. Afterall, just about every footballer is dim at best, and goalies are supposed to be 'a bit mad'.
Sczesny has time to develop into one of the best.
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Im talking football intelligence John. Rio is thick as pig sh*t, but on the pitch he reads the game better than most.
I rate Sczesny, and maybe this side will come with maturity, but I personally see a limit to his potential.
He reminds me of our pole to be honest.
'The CHAMP19NS would have put 5 past Dortmund tonight'
Of course they would Mr Haye!
Such a shame they drew LOWLY Benfica instead!!!
(And to think...Chrissy was trying to be.... 'intelligent'!!!)
ian still making a fool of himself i see.
song is a good RB, not outstanding but there really arent that many outstanding full bks about.
maicon was meant to be but bale, well pace showed a huge weakness.
evra has been poor for about 2yrs. how has fergie not had ago at him for just walking back when a player gets past him or he is caught out of position?
song is worth keeping for sure.
"I see someone has a selective memory. How about when we beat you 8-2 ? Did Song remove Rooney then ? How about when Barce beat you 4-0 in the replay ? Did Song 'remove' Messi then ?"
It's actually impressive how wrong you are.
1) Song didn't play against United.
2) Song didn't play against Barca in that game.
3) The score in that game was 4-1, not 4-0.
4) Why do you put spaces before question marks ?
It's infuriating to watch..
THIS is the Wenger legacy. He has single handedly dismantled and damaged this club. It looks like it'll take years to regain what we had. I'm in no doubt that we are a shadow of the mighty Arsenal we once were, almost a laughing stock. Once again Wenger and the boards pride before the club and the fans.
As a long suffering fan it is quite depressing to watch the deterioration of the club...
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