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Changes Needed At Arsenal Or It Will Be Another Trophy-less Season

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Why the hell are we so inconsistent? I mean there are some limits to inconsistency, but as far I can see we have broken every damn barrier ! Losing to Albion at home, and winning against the champions. Beating Blackpool 6 nil, and getting embarrassed by the scum. It’s so damn pissing off, that I have seriously started considering that I should keep my mouth shut about us winning anything!

Yesterday 11 clowns played against Ipswich, who if I may add are 19th in their league and they got their asses whooped so badly that it may just be a dream for us Gooners as to how did this happen. I know, that some of us out there felt we should not underestimate Ipswich,( for instance ‘The Arsenal Kid′ even wrote an article on it) but most of us did expect a win in the 1st leg. I for one, predicted a 4-0 nil humping of the Tractor Boys but leave it to Arsenal to prove me wrong .

We all thought Djourou was so good, the guy took on our arch rival ‘Drogba.’ Did you see him on Wednesday? On so many occasions did he make a fool of himself that all the expectation I had of him was drained out of me. It was first in the 61st min when he goofed up. When the ball is coming at your keeper, and you can clearly see that your team-mate is having some difficulty handling the in-coming striker, as a 2nd CB why the hell would you move away from him? Go and help him out! Then came his decision-making 6 mins later when he was trying to let a ball which has no pace on it go to Szczesny to collect. Ultimately he did get the foul, but the point is that the guy being our 2nd best CB [ I feel] should have dealt with it. I do have faith that he shall come back, but after that performance I just saw what he may end up like incase he does not work hard in training any more. Perhaps it was just an off day.

Then came the mis-passes and the constant giving away of the ball. I mean seriously it would have been better if we just handed the ball to them straight away…Denilson, Eboue, CESC! You name him, and he’s there! Denilson as I have already written is a guy who thinks he has the divine touch of Zidane and the sublime power of Essien. All the guy will do is pass, and nothing else. Neither does he show any commitment in coming back nor in-going forward. The guy is basically a pea in a bowl!

Now lets talk about our beloved defense. You know it was 1-0 to Ipswich, but how easily could it have been 2? In the 87th min, 1 long ball from Fulop split the entire Arsenal defense, the entire damn defense, Howwwww??

This long-ball tactic is something like kryptonite for us. How to beat Arsenal, just use the long-ball tactic after you defended for sometime.  As for the match overall, all I can say is the way Arsenal are going is like a typical Demand Curve. Lack-lustre against Leeds, even worse against Ipswich. And of course, if you want to add the fact that we performed against City but could not get the result we wanted then go ahead…

Now its Upton park and if we don’t win there then we may just fall into the negative quadrant. It’s really pissing me off that the club give me that hope, that hope which tells me that we will win a trophy this season. And then they go out and lose to a team which may just get relegated from the Championship! Wow!

Something has to change at Arsenal, they simply have too. The faster this happens the better, the slower it happens, and we might just make it 6 years in a row.



PS: This article has been written with a certain perspective, and at no point have I lost faith in my Club…Just incase you thought ‘that’ and were about to let loose on me!



  1. Roul

    January 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

    We are proud to be compared with Barcelona but what can we realize? All of their midfielders and forward collectively defend their own area together and never allow the opponents to take further chances. We blame the long ball team to park the bus but do we defend the team solidly? We have Arshavin, Bendtner and Denilson who were the laziest but most arrogant talking players who didn’t want to defend and let all the job of defending to the back 4. Sucks. Eboue didn’t strong to protect the line and prefers to dive. Can’t he even thinking what has to if referee waves play on? Squillaci is fragile in defend and Rosicky passes is so suck this season. No surprise Arsenal finished as just a runner up in UCL group stage. Perhaps we can call ourselves now as one of the most laziest team to defend in England and maybe in Europe. Pathetic.

  2. king gooner

    January 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

    is it the height of our ambition this season-that with potential trophies in site that we are looking at none other tham mathew upson ffs!a £2.50 & a packet of crisp player-no better than silvestre-if that is the case ,we can forget anything this year,cuoupled with a a complete lack of effort by some of our big time charlies-we’re doomed..sad to say it but there it is.

  3. Monz

    January 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Im sorry, but Johan had an excellent game, he made so many interceptions and read the game really well. I thought he was our best player! if it wasn’t for him we could of lost 2 or 3 nil!

  4. Bitrus

    January 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

    arsenal seem to have a tradition of failing their fans after what usually seem like a promising season. how pathetic we are always giving our rivals a chance to say ‘ he who laughs last laughs the best’ we most improve rapidly defensively if our our quest for a silverware is anything that should be taking serious.

  5. realistic tony

    January 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

    arsenal the patch up club…
    Got a problem you want fixing?
    give AW a call and we’ll come round with some old string clamps putty and glue and we’ll fix it for you.
    It wont cost much at all…no-one can do it cheaper than us!
    One other thing …..if you were cesc what would you do next season?

  6. guest

    January 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Aw preaches consistency is the key to winning. What has been done to instil consistency in winning crucial games? Like squandering the advantage in the qualifying stage of the Champion Cup by playing an inferior team? Result,an uphill climb with Barca to come. So in this Carling cup thought he will learn the lesson by playing his strong team to gain away goal advantage and have an easier home game? Not so,wrong way round,played with limp players like AA,Bendtner and especially the lazy Denilson. All his rotation hype falls flat as they have to play the best players to salvage and to sustain the chase in the league. So much for THINKING out his strategy,pitiful. Now loyalty is what he craves for,but surely you want loyalty from your best players,not limp players by increasing their contract and make them gravy train hikers on other players. But may be inferior players will relish the bonanza and show extra loyalty as court jesters? There are still chances to advert all negativity in the January window if he thinks this team,the best he ever assembled,could be helped to prove his vision. Otherwise it will go down as another clever hype to save some more money and be remembered as the best BUSINESS-football manager with a regret note.

  7. antoine

    January 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Overreaction of the highest order to what was just a bad day at the office!!! what do we expect, for other teams to just roll over for us? Remember it was at their ground in front of their own fans, we have a chance to put it right at our ground in front of our fans and what better incentive than to reverse a 1 nil deficit.

  8. adedayo adeyemi akanbi

    January 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    you guys that write these articles,i think you should be writing wenger,and not for us to read only.let him also read too,before criticising him,coz i feel ypu writers have different eye from his.need friends on adedayo adeyemi akanbi

  9. James Wong

    January 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    The article is spot on. The gunners need changes .They must attack and defend as a team. The high defence line is a recipe for conceding cheap goals. Yeah i know as an attacking force,the gunners are second to none.
    Hang on a minute. Football is aabout winning matches and not eye pleasing movements from one player to another. Football has no time for flicks/juggling and endless passing. Football is about scoring goals with minimum effort instead of stringing x times passes before a shot is unleashed.
    Expect ipswich to go all out ie they will be playing like demons to deny time and space.Yeah I know the gunners are superior technically.Please translate that into goals and win the match.
    Btw the Barca match is next month. If the gunners have a hdl,the Spanish will find the acres of space so inviting that Messi could run riot again unless of course Wenger says to hell with the defence.

  10. sean buckley

    January 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    why is the world manager of the decade not seing what i have for ages ,because he is stubborn and does not know when to admit his way is not working .we need quality and we need it now .every year at the same time arsenal fall by the wayside ,wenger has been in this league over a decade and still he does not understand it.seriously we need new ideas and the only way that can happen is getting a new manager ,arsene you had your shot and now you dont seem to be motivated enough,let someone with some ambition have a go. very very frustrated arsenal fan.

  11. Billboy

    January 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Agree with a lot of what you say. However, if we don’t win the Cardboard cup this year then 6 years could run up to 16. The question I would like fans to answer is: What has to happen before managerial change is necessary? Eg, relegation, finishing behind Spuds, not qualifying for Champions League? Tell me.

  12. gooner4life

    January 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Vertonghen in for Squillaci
    Hazard in for Rosicky
    Bothelo/Vela in for Arsahvin
    Frimpong/Coquelin in for Denilson
    Srna in for Eboue
    Agbonlahor in for Bendtner

    Four players to be brought, three players promoted internally. lets not forget that we have Ramsey getting back his fitness also…..keep everyone else together if we can, and next season should be one to look forwad to.


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  14. nicky

    January 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I have the premonition that the outcome of this season may well determine the future of AW in the employ of Arsenal FC. I feel that his concept of fast, close-passing attacking football from end to end is under severe scrutiny. It has developed into a “one pass too many” and the tactic has been sussed out by much of the opposition. In addition, whilst the attack is important and attractive, the fulcrum of any side is the defence and a quality, settled back four is paramount. Unfortunately, with Arsenal, this is missing. I hate to say this but I fear that AW will not accept the need for a radical change and therefore he will leave.

  15. realistic tony

    January 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    dont be too surprised if we go out at leeds and screw up the ipswich return leg at the emirates.
    Any team can lose form…but losses to WBA THE SPUDS AFTER 2 GOALS UP…NEWCASTLE…A FEEBLE EFFORT AT THE MANCS PLACE…2 POOR PERFORMANCES AGAINST LEAGUE 1 OPPOSITION….cmon is this really a bad day at the office as some suggest?
    West ham will take heart at this form.

  16. realism

    January 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Djorou was our best player on the pitch, he made so many interceptions and tackles and hopefully it was an off day so we should improve, just buy at least one defender and we are fine.

  17. ITG

    January 15, 2011 at 12:57 am

    The problem with the method employed is that at this time too many of the players expected to perform have been poor, the incisive passing game seen a little time ago has been replaced by a laborious cross field procession of passing with few “good” passes reaching the man running off the ball. We also have to accept that when Wiltshire plays with Denielson it always poor and although apparently Daneielson’s pass success is very high most of the passes are square or back. We do need a more incisive striker which one does not doubt that Eduardo would have (before his injury) have provided. I hope that Ramsay is back soon to add incisiveness to the midfield when Fabregas and Wiltshire are either tired or have a bad day as we are relying nearly totally on Nasri to break down these teams who seem to employ 5 or even at times a 6 man midfield to counteract our game.

    New striker and a good central defender would solve many problems.

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