Wigan vs Arsenal, Match Day Live

It’s official, the team line up is here:

Fabianski

Sagna – Campbell – Silvestre – Clichy

Eastmond – Diaby

Walcott – Nasri – Rosicky

Bendtner

With a bench of: Mannone, van Persie, Vela, Eboue, Traore, Merida, Henderson.

PS, who is Henderson? Where is Eduardo?

  • devday

    Makes sense that RvP didn’t start, we need to ease him in…

  • devday

    Henderson is an eighteen year old midfielder…

  • Tm17

    Yeah and he has to be fit for man city
    remember he and adebayor have something
    to sort out……

  • devday

    Our passing accuracy today must be < 50%

    RvP to start against Man City – yep, good idea…

  • devday

    Diaby is one crazy guy – he has the best of both – skill, desire and dribbling – but also indecision and a whole load more crazy!

  • devday

    Replays show we should have been awarded a penalty, definitely.

  • Kuka

    I still think we need be a little bold when we find ourselves in the opponents penalty area. It is OK to try and shoot sometimes. Man-united are gifted own goals because they get balls into the D-area as much as they can.

  • manoo

    im really disappointed with the lack of urgency, especially since weve been given a lifeline back into the title race, we look like were taking it for granted. We seem to be passing or running into wigan players. why not pass into space ffs. COME ON ARSENAL!!!

  • Kuka

    We need to settle down real quick…. Otherwise we’ll soon be chasing the game

  • manoo

    yet again, bendtner running into nowhere- be a bit more direct.

  • manoo

    better- get walcott in behind!!!!

  • Kuka

    My only fear on such a game is that we enjoy massive possession, Wigan gets a chance, they take it and we are in trouble. As Manoo said, we do luck the urgency……

  • Sam

    Well below par.

  • Kuka

    Much better from Rosicky…..

  • Kuka

    Don’t we practice shooting in training?

  • devday

    Damn, we’ve seemed to have regressed big time… without Cesc / Song on the pitch, the rest of the squad seemed to have dropped a level…

  • devday

    Come on you Arsenal……. Walcott does well and makes a good run, 1-0!!

  • Sam

    Finally!! Theo on target, good goal!
    Now another 10 goals to improve our GD!!!

  • Kuka

    That’s great effort from Theo. It’s ok to shoot sometimes…..

  • Kuka

    Craig Eastmomd has done really well. He should play alot more next season. Probably in the FA cup. He is tough tackling, yet inteligent….

  • Sam

    Before the start of this game, I dreamt of a big score to help our GD. Then, we only need a single loss for each of Chelski & ManIOU.
    Is that too much to ask? I know I shouldn’t, but I still hold a slim chance!

  • devday

    Arsene seems to have reminded the team that we’re not out of the title race just yet… but we need goal difference…. 2-0 Silvestre!

  • Sam

    Better 2nd half. 2-0. Now for 8 more goals!!!
    Good save Fabianski.

  • Kuka

    You might just have your wish Sam.

  • Tm17

    Sylvestreeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • manoo

    we go 2-0 then switch off to nearly let them back in the game.WTF??? Lets kill them off with another goal!!!

  • Sam

    We stopped trying again. Time for RVP, Vela & Merida.

  • manoo

    rosicky is pissing me off so much- hes giving the ball away soo much- he isnt aware of whats around him at all. Hes not been in form recently- i remember him doing really well early on this season but he seems to really lack motivation. just keep the ball arsenal.COME ON ARSENAL!!!!!!!

  • Kuka

    Diaby is shocking…..just shocking!!!!!

  • Kuka

    We absolutely need our key players fit…. Our midfield without fab is dead; our forward line is dead without Van Persie; our defense is dead without Verm or Gallas…..

  • manoo

    considering weve been awful, except walcott, were 2-0. thats good- but we really need to step it up. we need to throw balls down the right for walcott to run onto, because diaby and rosicky look like they don’t care and you can’t really on silvestre at the back. SORT IT OUT

  • Kuka

    I hope this is the last time am talking about Diaby….. He needs help

  • Sam

    I’m frustrated with our lack of substitutions. Has AW lost motivation too?!!

  • manoo

    awfulllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sam

    & we concede against Wigan!!!
    No desire.

  • Kuka

    That is what happens when one doesn’t kill off games….

  • manoo

    If we fuck this up, i refuse to watch the rest of the season

  • Kuka

    Why are we so predictable?

  • manoo

    from 50th to 80th minute we looked like we couldnt be bothered- we dont deserve to win anything playing like that!!
    KEEP THE FUCKING BALL!!!!!!!

  • Kuka

    So predictable…

  • Kuka

    Hahahahahaha

  • Kuka

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Sam

    No less than we deserve. 2-2.

  • Kuka

    So Arsenal….. Am not really shocked

  • Sam

    Now, 90′, AW brings RVP on. Thanks a lot!!!

  • Vazy

    i cant believe it… whats going on… this is disgraceful

  • Kuka

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Vazy

    well … thats us done with

  • Sam

    Arsenal colapse. Fuck this!

  • Kuka

    Well played Wigan. They deserve it

  • Kuka

    Shame on Arsenal. This is unacceptable

  • Vazy

    im so close to crying its unbelievable… we have dicked ourselves over hardcore

  • Pissed off

    Wenger should quite

  • Kuka

    @vazy: I really think you do not need to cry. I really saw this come. We were awful throughout the game. Total rubbish, then at 2-0, we became worse…..typical arsenal, am
    sorry to say. Giving away leads has become Arsenal’s trademark. Absolutely predictable……

  • vj

    i can not last being an arsenal fan for much longer if we dont sell fabianski in the summer or buy a new keeper i am literaly going to stop supporting. so much for all that belief crap at the start fuck this

  • mesol

    Wenger is right..he do it for the future..today WIN (champions) is not important..Bravo! Bravo to his Supporters..Renew is Contract for… FOREVER..bcoz is aim is for the future..Come on buy young player..its good for FUTURE!

  • manoo

    this is absolutely ridiculuos!!!!! at this instant, i hate these players- to fuck up like that against a shockingly bad team- awful- were given a gift yesterday, but our players are to up their own arses when their 2-0 up to give a shit. I am so frustated with diaby and rosicky. Theyve been crap- The others have been ok, nothing more- walcott faded out. Awful, disgusted, what else can i say. I feel sick, this is embarassing. When your 2-0 against a team with no confidence, we should steamroller them. Another west ham. Another lost 2 points. Thats west ham, burnley, bham, now wigan- thats 8 points lost- thats cost us the title- not manu/ chelsea loses. There is a serious lack of commitment. At least manu have a paul scholes, some1 who gets the job done evevn when hes nackered because hes commited to the team. I am seriuosly questioning our teams commitment. NOw i chek, and weve lost, not even drawn to WIGAN FFS. SORT IT OUT ARSENE!!!!! it aint wengers fault, some of his players need to be shown the door after this, they only play when they feel like it. Arseholes. WOts happened to diaby. hes just given up. silvestre is just awful, i shit myself whenever the ball goes near him. I cant beleieve we were 2-0 against wigan and we fucked it up, no in the last 10 mins, but the last 40 mins, after the 2nd goal. As you can tell im not happy!!!! All im hoping for now is that manutd dont win a 4th consective title- thats pathetic. THROWN IT AWAY. we might not even get 3rd at this rate!!!!!!

  • manoo

    i stress that its not wenger that was on the pitch, those players should be ashamed- rosicky, diaby especially. both looked like they couldnt be bothered but rosicky has to go. HEs the culprit, he didnt do anything, in fact he was a hinderance

  • Vazy

    im gutted at that result..

    i was hearing before the game, we are selling Eduardo to some french club for £8mil and Merida is leaving on a free to Atl Madrid

    chamakh is coming to us on a free (well Wenger hinted it a fair bit yesterday) though apparently placing a bid for Joe Heart for £8mil if this is true, he cant come soon enough…

  • mesol

    What? It didnt Wenger fault? come on man, he is the manager..he choose the player, the tactics, etc he is the man..Not his fault? Oh..Ok,sorry Im forgot his aim for the future..come on guys, We’ll be champions on 2080..or another future..BRavo!

  • Vazy

    we need to pull our finger out, this result was disgusting,
    though we have to concentrate on the last few games.. we cant afford to come 4th..

    and shut up mesol.. you only ever complain.. its so F*CKING ANNOYING!

  • mesol

    Come on guys, its not Wenger or all players fault…its good or Great..its just his hyper brilliant tactics..Not to win todays game..BUT win in the Future…way to go Wenger,..you got many supporters here..Bravo!

  • Kuka

    Thanks Vazy for being optimistic, this is not acceptable. Wigan were dead even before the game began. At 2-0, they we burried. Even if we didn’t need to score a third, at least we should have done the one thing, one thing that we know how to and that is keep the ball…… We didn’t and sure enough, lost the game

  • Nicolai

    If we end at fouth place, I will stop supporting Arsenal… ITS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • goonerman

    for the past couple of months when we habe had bad results i have stuck up for the team and said about inuries and the loss against tottenham in the week was bad but it was through a wonder goal and amazing saves BUT to be 2 up with ten minutes left and to loose against wigan athletic is seriously bad and i am ashamed of arsenal at the moment! like dev said on twitter tottenham are 7 points behind us with a game in hand! if we have any sense we should all be praying united do tottenham to try and secure our 3rd place spot which is a joke in its self!

    The loss doesnt even hurt becuase of how pathetic it is
    Diaby and rosicky constantly lost the ball sagna and clichy done well and also sol showed his commitment yet again but silvestre is a complete donkey in defence and fabianksi has showed wenger why he will be buying a new goalkeeper in the summer.

    il be interseted so see wengers comments after the game becuase he will be so angry right now and it is not completley his fault because the team let him down big time today after 60 minutes of the game the team thought the game was won and we got sloppy and didnt even pressure them on the ball, like i say i hope united beat spurs saturday becuase for the to overtake us in 3rd spot would ruin us!!!

  • mesol

    Dont be mad Vazy, I just loved the tactics from our brilliant manager..Hail to Wenger!

  • Pissed off

    Arsene has don’t us to weak weak fans that cannot see clearly because his blindfolded so many of us to the point his seen as a god or our saviour; with this result its better being a middle table team than seeing expectation ebb as the season finishes. Wenger is not a god and his methods should be questioned by the puppet shareholders.

  • Pissed off

    * turned us

  • goonerman

    its actually not completley wengers fault!
    maybe if the players payed 90 minutes with decent pace and with some decent passion then the 2 goal lead would of stayed and the game would of been easy! We all this this is bad but this shows wenger some things have to change this summer!

  • mesol

    Yes goonerman..not his fault..it just his brilliant tactics..lose now, winner in the future..I’m with u..hahaha

  • mesol

    Congrats to Wenger..he made Arsenal Champions in the future!

  • Sam

    I sometimes think mesol is a computer virus that only surfaces when things go wrong. Where were u when we won? You’re only around when we lose.
    Everyone fucked up today, including Wenger. He didn’t make any sub till last minutes of game. Everyone is responsible, in a way that includes the supporters.
    I can’t believe we must now fight for 3rd! And it won’t be easy against City next week.

  • mesol

    hahaha funny of you Sam..yes, I am on off person here..but I have said earlier in year we cannot be a champ if we dont buy someone new, not a star but someone who can cover some position with a bit of experience or to be good just replace the manager, but the stubborn oldman choose not to buy..so this is the result..take it..and I said earlier too..I will always be an Arsenal Fan..either we lose or win..BUT not A Wenger Fan..if he fail, just let him go

  • Kuka

    This is definately not good for our health. The season needs to come to an end. I do not want any more twists and turns. I need a clear winner of the league by Saturday. That way games are not must wins. My fear is that we might struggle to hold on to third position…..

  • Kuka

    Mesol: I think what Sam is telling you is that you seem
    to take pride when the team looses. I have never had you show up on the numerous occassions when the team has done well. I for one, never dreamt that this team would win the league, but as a fan, you need to be consistant. The last you posted on this page is when we lost to united, Chelsea, Sunderland and the other blips we had. With due respect Mesol, we all are Arsenal fans, so do not assume that you hurt more than others. If you have a problem with Wenger, please sought it out with him. Here we talk about everything Arsenal and Wenger is just an employee at Arsenal.

  • goonerman

    I do hate the people that come out of the closet when we lose its even worse than being a glory hunter haha why do you get pleasure of ripping the manager and the team when we lose because it just pisses the other fans off!

    weneger has been talking about our finances being great and having money to spend he has a duty to spend a good slice and give us the 3 players needed to take us to the next level becuase with some steele and desire we would not of lost that game or even drew!

    theres new specualtion linking us with gary cahill and we have been linked with him in the pass and to be honest he is young be solid quick with some skill and he is ENGLISH i cant think of much better CB’s that are english and that good!!

  • Kuka

    We had 11 men on the field, whose common sense tells them that they can hold on to a 2-0 lead. That has nothing to do with the manager. We need to ship the under performing players to the reserve team, replace them with quality. Arsenal have to make a decision, what club it wants to turn into and most importantly what reputation it wants to uphold. With Spurs or city making it to Europe, more money will be poured into transfers. With the club’s transfer and salary policy, we might find it challenging to attract top players…..

  • mesol

    What u meant consistent,kuka? Consistency to comment in here is not a measures to be a Real Arsenal fan..if that what youre thinking, so some one who cannot wrote in English didnt deserve to be Arsenal fans? Arsenal have many Fans not only in London! ….AND what I have to do here when we win? To lick my *ss, bcoz I alwys critized his (wenger) decisions, and to admit I’m wrong bcoz critized him?..No way, I always in my word.

  • Pissed off

    Kuka,Goonerman and co is not about coming out of the closet or taking pride from defeat or what you think. What Wenger has succeeded in doing is turning our head inside out, making the meanest of mind turn to his ideas and philosophy (which is obsolete and small thinking to me). TBH with you folks Arsenal in the past few years has turned me to a mediocre thinker living on Wengers influence and it has turned me to a more frugal person yet less efficient in my approach to life. The point being made that those few of us bold enough to get off Wenger’s shadow and complain about situations should not be seen as Judas, we all want progress here. But in a club where Arsene could get Ramsey for 5 million and another 2 young stars for a combined few of 12 million questions his honesty to us fans .

    There is money no matter how you see it but his attitude has been wrong and it needs to be changed starting from next season, I still cannot understand his irrational judgement of situations.

  • Pissed off

    * is that

  • jeffvip

    Vazy, are u delighting me? we r gonna bid for joe hart? thats alone worth this lose.

  • Pissed off

    “We had 11 men on the field, whose common sense tells them that they can hold on to a 2-0 lead. That has nothing to do with the manager. We need to ship the under performing players to the reserve team, replace them with quality”

    Kuka it has everything to do with the manager; who brought those players in the first place,who confided in them, who believed in them, who swore that we would see there quality. I mean what quality would you expect from Fabianski or Diaby or do you expect Eastmond to keep up with pressure. Man you are 2 – 0 up yet you can’t read a situation and kill off a team by bringing in V.P. Am of the opinion that Wenger should resign after next season that is if he does not eliminate the bad eggs and declare and intent.

    Just declare and Intent and if it doesn’t work then we can find who else to blame and not the manager.

  • Josiah

    dont know what to say

  • Pissed off

    josaih dont know what to say? bc your manager has turned u a coward and narrow minded

  • Mehedi

    I don’t get it why did he bring Van Persie on 89th minutes
    : to get him injured again or to make fun of himself

    I don’t believe i am saying this but I think Wenger should consider leaving.

  • Josiah

    nah, i know what to say now, simply, keep wenger, get better people in summer, and try again next season. I dont think its a good idea getting rid of wenger, i say that before i say, what else can we do

  • Pissed off

    My own is keep him, declare an intent by buying and selling less capable ones; if it does not work out then he should not sign a new contract by end of next season.I mean how can one undermine his own ability by his own stubbornness – it seems foolish to me and incomprehensible.

  • Pissed off

    Heard this is our longest trophy drought in twenty years. Is that a fact worth reviewing?

  • Mehedi

    I am doing a lot of thinking

    and I take it back I don’t want Wenger to leave arsenal

    :: if diaby and rosicky was drunk, it’s not wenger’s fault

    surely they were drunk.

  • Pissed off

    “Even at 2-0 I never thought the game was over. I could see we were having difficulties keeping the ball, creating other chances, and when you do not create chances in football you are in trouble.

    “After going 2-0 up our game lacked cohesion and discipline, and I always felt we could be punished.” Wengers quote after the match.

    He could see the difficulty but he had no clue on what action to take. To I have to keep questioning this man’s ability.

  • Pissed off

    * do

  • goonerman

    oh and you would do a lot better than wenegr pissed off you muppet !

  • Gooner Get Ya

    I think our trophyless seasons are mainly down to our so called experienced players bailing out onthe club at the end of another disapponting season. AW always says his priority is keeping the team together but then two or three players leave and we have to build again. Man U and Chelsea have been fortunate to keep hold of their key expericenced players. Hopefully next season we will have the same team plus a few new signings to bolster our choice and bring competition and most importantly desire to play.

  • Nick

    Shocked and sickened are the two words that immediately spring to mind. I hope the boys are ashamed of themselves for today. When Silvestre is one of the better performers in a game that’s saying something. To be given a lifeline by the Chelsea loss a day before only to piss away a 2 goal lead is beyond unacceptable. I would rather have the reserve squad on because at least they are gonna show some desire a will to win. As it is our first squad seems to think that Cesc is out so they can’t win so they just don’t fucking try.

    Where is your heart?

    I don’t think it all falls on the shoulders of Wenger but the substitutions are suspect. When you are fighting for the title and have a slim chance, you go two goals up, then all you do is tell your squad to pack the back line and not let anything by. It may not be pretty but it gets you 3 points.

    Does anyone think Wenger has lost the dressing room? I don’t think he has, but the players are not performing as they should.

    I hope for Eduardo, Rosicky, Almunia, all need to be sold. Bring Jack Wilshire NOW!!!!! Send Diaby to a psychologist or something because his mind isn’t right.

  • Sam

    Until today, I was sad that there are only 4 games left to watch. Now I’m thinking it’s a blessing there are only 3 games left to embarrass ourselves.

    BTW, to change subjects, which of our players are heading to World Cup?

    RVP – main striker for Holland
    B52 – only striker for Denmark
    Sagna, Gallas, Clichy – France (which won’t go far) but I doubt they’ll take Diaby or Nasri (both have declined)
    Cesc – Spain
    Vela – Mexico where he becomes a pivotal player
    Song & Eboue – Cameroon & Ivory coast (or vice versa)
    Theo – England (as ball boy)
    Denilson – I doubt Brazil is that desperate…
    Almunia – won’t even get on the bench of Faroe Island national team
    Fabianski – there unfortunately isn’t a “special world cup”

    That’s still a long list of players on their way to World Cup. Could their head be in South Africa already??!! Most of our players didn’t show up today.

  • Bonny

    I think it is fine to say, “I don’t support this club and team any more”, and that’s your right – you can walk away. But there are some who will continue to support the club and the team, and continue to wear the shirt. We’ll be there next week, and giving everything for the club and the players.

    We played this game without something like eight of the players we would normally have in the first team, and included players who have only ever played a handful of games for us – and we lost to Wigan, as Liverpool and Chelsea have done before.

    If, under those circumstances, you cannot bring yourself to watch the match even on TV where you hardly have to do anything other than maybe get up early, or walk to the pub, or some other inconvenience like that, then that’s ok. You can move on and find another team to support. Or maybe give up on football.

    But it might be worth making a move to another club quick, because Liverpool and Man U have run out of cash, Chelsea and Man City have no solution to the Uefa financial rules other than to demand that they are changed, Tottenham’s finances are covered in suspicion and doubt due to their overseas ownership, and the Red Knights who want to take over Man U are run through Goldman Sachs, who are now being probed by the FSA.

    You could go for Barca, but they are over 300 million euros in debt, or Real Mad, who seem to owe more than the Greek government. And elsewhere in Spain the players have only just called off their strike plans, and the issue hasn’t gone away.

    The match fixing issue is returning in Italy, where still most clubs are hugely in debt… in fact apart from Arsenal, the only financially stable clubs that are likely to come through all this ok are in Germany – you might like to go there.

  • parsi

    Robin was seriously pissed off at not getting on and I don’t blame him. The man was awesome for 20 minutes on Tuesday night, so why not run him out for 30 minutes plus today? It was 2-0. There was still a chance, albeit a slim one, of winning the title. Robin would be needed next week from the start against City so another 30 minute run out was indicated. He’d not suffer from that…….and Arsenal fans should be seeing him if he’s fit. He’s paid a lot of money, after all! By the fans worldwide shelling out on tickets, shirts, Sky contracts etc etc………..the manager’s the bank manager. The fans fill the coffers……important distinction.

    None of this means I won’t be there next Saturday. If I go and watch Spurs instead, it’ll be because a lifelong LFC fan started trying to tell me who I could- or could not support and did to me what Fiszman did to LBS – shaft me where it really hurt, in other words. And the reason I’d do that would be to say: you made your choice to shift clubs to crush my way of supporting my team. Now I will shift too, to the one club that you, as, in your eyes, the REAL Arsenal fan, cannot shift to. And you won’t do anything about it now, WILL YOU????

    It wouldn’t be anything to do with the Club, the manager, the players or the Board. To do with one person who doesn’t understand what the word betrayal means………and I’d do it sufficiently publicly that all and sundry would know what was happening, just to see if shafting me for the sake of it is the drug of choice in certain sick London circles………

    Now in my judgement there needs to be a clear out of two goalkeepers and a proper one brought in. We need a left-sided attacking midfielder with pace and who can cross a ball. We need an experienced Number Nine who scores lots of goals, plenty from 10 yards or less, some off the knee.For which I’d shift one of the current incumbents out….

    We need to bring in a long-term partner for Thomas the Tank, as Gallas can’t go on until he’s 50. Next season playing 25 games. The season after: 40+.

    And I’d bring in one international midfielder aged 24/5 who’ll go to the World Cup this summer. For which I’d shift one of the current incumbents out……

    I’d reintroduce some English steel into the side and I’d bring in three coaches/player coaches, former club stars, to work with the players in the areas necessary, namely defending and sticking the ball in the back of the net. Wenger’s a master in midfield, but Arsenal’s attacking technique isn’t good enough right at the top table, although as flat track bullies they were excellent this year until today. You watch Torres’ or Rooney’s way of making space in the box, you look at how two or three players create space for each other in the box in the really top sides, we don’t do it. It’s been the same for 4 years and it needs to get better.

    We need to address the pressing game when we need to win the ball back and you’ll see we aren’t as good as Barca, Utd, Spurs, Inter and others at it. It’s about shape, not 11 players doing their own thing. It’s about fluid adaptation, not rigid two lines of four with gaps in between to exploit. It’s about understanding the implications on your team mates of what you do and co-ordinating that through lots of practice so it is a well-oiled machine.

    We need to be better crossers of the ball and we need to score more from set pieces. We’re capable of doing it, but it’s not well enough drilled and so it’s not clinical on the pitch. It needs to get better.

    We need a keeper who dominates his area and marshalls his defence. There must be no language barrier. And if none of the four defenders is prepared to organise and if necessary shout, then we’d better bring someone in who will. Unless the ESP leads to a rock solid defence unit next year……..

    You’ll note from that that that I’m recommending incremental change, not a wholescale clear out. And a hard-nosed analysis of current training regimens to see how they must be made better. Because they do……

  • parsi

    I always hope Wenger will just realise where he has gone wrong and deal with it but like you I think that his leaving is inevitable if we are to avoid being a shambles. The reality is the Glee Club and Apologists will have their way. Wenger will still be with us for years to come. The Apologists dont understand what a crap board we have and that Wenger will not be sacked. Today’s game just exposed Wenger’s tactical cluelessness again. The more you look at Wenger you realise the only reason we won things was cos of the old AFC he inherited and what they passed on to the next generation. Yes the Invincibles did not have any core Graham players except Keown and Parlour as bit players. However,they had been passed on the real spirit and nous of AFC by having playyed with the old guard. Wenger threw that tradition into the bin. His weakeness have been exposed. Shape up or Ship out Wenger!

    and the funny thing is he says “Manchester City and Spurs can still catch us, so we have to win at least one of our remaining games” Arsene the Great can’t even put his eggs firmly on this clown to get him a win out of our remaining games! And it does look that way doesn’t it with this pack of losers! To think we had the easiest run in compared to Manure and Chelski 3-4 games ago and this is what you expect out of the a supposedly great team? Don’t make me laugh my head off! I already lost my insides from that piece of art I just witnessed from the Greaties!

    And to top it off I cannot believe there are so many people who defend Wenger. This performance was absolutely inept and disgraceful. It is bad enough that we have had to rely on a man utd reject who was poor in his prime and a 35 year old who could’nt even make the grade for Notts County – that is harsh on Sol who has really tried but the truth is that he is about three years past it. Wenger is to blame for all of this. The squad is so small if we have two or three injuries to key players then we struggle. Arsenal fans should stop living in the past regarding Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal. When George Graham was sacked there was no defending him regarding past trophies yet with Wenger he can fail year after year after year and still people talk on here like he was Alex Ferguson and untouchable. Mourinho hit the nail perfectly on the head when he said there is no pressure on Wenger to succeed and its absolutely true. We have a comatose board of directors that are far more concerned with running Arsenal as a business than as a football club. No pressure equals no success and I just wonder the real reason by Wenger’s decision not to join Real Madrid – Who on earth would not want to manage Real Madrid ? The fact of the matter is there is pressure to succeeed at Real Madrid and its just an easy ride at Arsenal. If you don’t have the ambition and drive to win you never will.

    I remember two years ago in the middle of our relegation spell of form in the last two months of the season, we still had the Wenger Fan Club coming out with bilge such as “If Chelsea and United lose all their matches and we win all ours we’ll be champions”. There were still echoes of that even this morning. What is it about these people that they’re continually predicting such events? They’d argue that the world is flat, that black is white, that the over-the-pond life are human and that Wenger hasn’t lost it. Next someone will say as they did at the last home match last season, that ASA drumming up a few people to march and say “Only one Arsene Wenger” is proof that everyone wants him to remain. Nonsense- he’s looking more and more like some escapee from an Old People’s Home and many fans I’ve spoken to at work, at matches , in the pub, have had enough. We are forking out for the most expensive seats in football- we can almost excuse the ridiculous perseverance with rubbish such as Almunia, Fabianski, Denilson, Eboue, Silvestre, Diaby, Rosicky, Walcott etc. What can never be tolerated is yet again the abject surrender by such highly paid players. The lack of effort, energy, desire and commitment will not be sorted out by 2/3 new purchases. The manager is responsible for this continuing to happen again and again. He has to do the honourable thing and resign as the fossils

    How does one spell nincompoop in french??

  • Pissed off

    “Until today, I was sad that there are only 4 games left to watch. Now I’m thinking it’s a blessing there are only 3 games left to embarrass ourselves” @ Sam: This is my quote of the week in the worldofarsenal.