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Errors Will Be Punished At Old Trafford | Nasri You Have No Shame…

It was a much needed win for us against Udinese, and didn’t the Old Arsenal show up. You see, the reason for my happiness is simple. I was happy because the team yesterday showed that they can come back under difficult circumstances. With a young side, we were 1-0 down, tied on aggregate, away, at Italy, […]

It was a much needed win for us against Udinese, and the Old Arsenal showed up. You see, the reason for my happiness is simple. I was happy because the team showed that they can come back under difficult circumstances. With a young side, we were 1-0 down, tied on aggregate, away, in Italy, and we came back to win 1-2. Take a deep breath and re-read what I wrote, may be then you will see the importance of our performance, that is if you doubt it.


As I had written earlier, I was disappointed with the team in the first half. They showed alot of excitement for the first 10 mins before they were forced to calm down. Maintaining focus was crucial in such a match, and we did lose our focus numerous times. Udinese hit the post, and the defence was split open more than once.

It worries me that as an attacking force we forget to ensure proper cover for our defense. Carl Jenkinson was  ‘decent’ as an attacking threat but at the same time our weak point in the defence. The right back slot was continuously under pressure from Udinese, and the intensity especially increased when the youngster went up, lost possession and did not track back in time. I remember once in the first half when it became a 3 on 2 CBs scenario. Thankfully Sagna at LB covered us otherwise, who knows what could have happened.

He is young and I am aware of that. But the point is that he needs to learn slowly, not at such a expeditious rate. If we had a left back Jenkinson would have never started. Rather, he would be brought on to replace Sagna in every game. He was bought as a back-up for Sagna, who in my opinion is a great RB. But due to a lack of signings we play him (Bacary) at LB, and use him ineffectively.

I still remain dubious about our defence. You see, yesterday it was Udinese, so we made it through. this weekend when we face United, Jenkinson will be facing the likes of Young and Nani. Do you think he can afford to botch up then?

Among the one things I found common in the comment section of my last-to-last post is that people ARE STILL looking to Wenger to sign players. I am happy that Gooners didn’t get carried away too much by the result of one game. Yes, even I was happy but one should never get himself carried away due to one result.

Anyway, what is done is done, so let’s forget about it. Let’s talk about something else. Ahh yes, that French bloke Samir Nasri. I liked Nasri, that is until yesterday. You see it does not upset me that he has signed for City. Well, not as much as what Samir said about us.

“I have heard people say I have moved for money. I make a good living at City, that is true, but I am 24 years old and I have reached a turning point in my career and it was important that I joined a club with ambition.

“I believe I have more chance of winning titles at Manchester City than at Arsenal.”

Nasri added: “When did I make my decision? Early in July, when we returned for pre-season. I told the coach (Arsene Wenger) that I wanted to leave.

“Is it a risk joining Manchester City? You have to take risks in life. I am not afraid to do so.

“There is a big squad here but competition is good, it makes you push yourself and stops you from becoming stale.

“Was that the case at Arsenal? Maybe.”

As an Arsenal fan, would you want to hear this from a player who you cheered on last season? By the last lines of his comments, he has showed disrespect to fans, and more importantly disrespect to his team-mates. He played with these people through-out last season, and in 2 days, after 1 flight he has started to imply that they were not good enough.

Speaking of Manchester, we travel there this Sunday. The champions at OT. Our record at OT is not one to boast of, and what makes matters worst is that we start the match with one man down. Why ?

Howard Webb is the referee.

Submitted by THE ARMOURY




  1. iDon

    August 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Don’t make excuses now. Howard Web is a referee. Even before the match taking place, you already are afraid.

    • Martin

      August 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Webb is a Man U fan you idiot

      • Richard

        August 26, 2011 at 12:41 am

        you pathetic little man—grow up you pitiful little baby!

  2. Tai Obasi, Lagos

    August 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    There are three kinds of players – those that leave the club, those that are forced out and those waiting for either. Loyalty is no longer a part of football. Abromovich has suddenly made the beautiful game just the money game. Pity!

    • Richard

      August 26, 2011 at 12:45 am

      Really Tai–really. We see union workers striking for $5 per hour increases, office managers jumping ship for a small promotion and spending allowance. Tai, make no mistake if you where offered 3 times your salary and more you would jump ship as well.

  3. M16_0RA

    August 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Maybe you should be an example to your club and not make early excuses by trying to make a pre-emptive scapegoat out of the referee. Try to rise above the smalltime stuff, it makes you sound like City fans and I hope Arsenal don’t drop to their level.

    • Arsenal Norway

      August 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      actually it sounds more like utd fans last season, although arsenal dropped more points down to “mistakes” by the refs!

      • R K

        August 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm

        At the end of the day we cant always blame those decissions….. in fact we should be saying that if we had taken our chance and scored some more goals, things could have been different… In my eyes we create the most amount of chances from open play in the league.. we just have to finish it off…

      • Richard

        August 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

        The argument is truly weak. Every team in the league has had their share of fortune and misfortune with referee decisions. The sad truth is that Arsenal are just not good enough!

        • Mohamed Zubairu

          August 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

          There is an article titled proof that Arsenal were cheated and Man united got lucky. It came out this week and a result of scientific analysis of referee errors. Arsenal should have ended second in the league with 4 more points. Man U should have stayed 1st but with 4 points less. Man City should have been 4th with a whooping 9 points less. These anomalies are painful especially when the same team get the brunt of it every year.

  4. godspowerchukwuloa

    August 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Arseanal will surffer 4life

    • R K

      August 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      If thats the case … than i will suffer with them… thats what being a loyal fan is about….we can hope and pray that we win … but if we don’t that doesn’t mean we become all negative and start writing crap about our team… thats just so negative…

    • Mename

      August 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

      You’re a mad man with such comment..

  5. Gunnahuntyall from 606

    August 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Abromovich is everything that is wrong with football today (as well as spurs). For a player like Nasri, who 12 years ago was only playing street ball, with no boots; now he has mouth to talk about club with ambition…what a jerk.

  6. R K

    August 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Your dillusional, if you say Sagna wasn’t as effective on the left… we would never have scored that second goal if it was not for him and his combination with Walcott on the left.. thats like saying Walcott was ineffective on the left when he is our right winger.. no defence in the world is perfect and we see it time and time again…. man u is missing crucial players as well… and we cant just say that RVP and Walcott should on paper absolutely destroy man u young CB… Honestly Respect is what is missing from Football today… I respect the Gunners and have never lost faith in the club i support or my manager!!!

    • Richard

      August 26, 2011 at 12:52 am

      You are absolutely correct—DeFoe, Bale, lennon,…Balottelli, Milner, Dzecko(sp) couldn;t get the better of Jones, Smalling and Evans—why would Man U be concerned with VanPersie and Walcott?

  7. rafi

    August 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    well, nasri better watch out. one adebayor has since fallen from ‘grace’ at city. he went away pouting nonsense, now he has to appease fans at one europa club nearby.

    • R K

      August 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      Well maybe things go wrong and city might not be able to make it out of the group stages… they need to win against BM, Napoli and the Yellow Submarine… and just REMEMBER even Chelsea and Real Madrid havent been able to buy the Champions League… with their millions in recent years.

  8. Archimedes

    August 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Money talks, Nasri just did a Flamini, remember him? A better player than him but shelf life at City is short, note Ade’s Odyssey. For Arsenal, playing Rosicky is your barometer of playmaking quality of lack of. Beig an attacking midfielder and playmaker, when was the last time he scored or made an assist? How many shots has he made in the past twenty games? Ramsay and Wilshere lack the final touch, and can’t shoot. Buy Cayhill, change tacticts to sit back and hit them on the counter with lightning pace.

    • R K

      August 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Has anyone thought that maybe we had a situation… like when Henry was there… and only after he left did we see RVP and fabregas Step Up…Yes there is a huge void in Midfield but just remember Rosicky, Arsharvin, not to mention Wales Captain Ramsay and probably one of The midfielders that may take England to their next Worl Cup Finals in Wilshere… All is not lost… even in defence… With TV back the others will improve because they are going to learn from him.. and personally i would rather wait six more years for a trophy, than see our team play dull and boring football.

  9. soltro

    August 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t know how samir will take it when he is just one of the players but not one of the main players who are trusted and protected by the manager(Arsen). If that is an ambition for him to say he has gone to a bigger club, he will find it soon when he is facing the fate of Robino, Adebayo, wright phillip etc.Just say you moved for the massive money you are getting and stop all the garbages you are talking!The least you can do should be to give credit to wenger who have trusted you to be the player you are today.

  10. Carloz Gunnersaurus

    August 25, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Calling Howard Webb (and a few other EPL refs) biased in favour of ManU is not unfair or a cop out .. Rather, the fact that Webb is still officiating and is still allowed to preside over matches involving ManU is what is truly shockingly outrageous .. Only in the EPL .. Anywhere else and he would have been forced to retire or demoted to lower leagues .. How can you commit blunders upon blunders every season and still retain your position .. Wjhat are the chances of controversy (sending off, penalty awards, free kicks at dangerous places, penalty denials for arsenal) tomorrow in favour of ManU .. 100% .. You can even put money on it .. Webb is that predictable

  11. The BearMan

    August 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    The lad has much talent but fall miserably short on class.

    Maybe all these lads are given an add bonus by Man C to come out and rubbish Arsenal.


    August 26, 2011 at 12:42 am

    We’ve got a good chance at Old Trafford, United have looked poor aside from half an hour in each game and they could benefit from being the underdogs.

    Nasri can say what he likes but we all that players who leave Arsenal regret it. I just hope he doesn’t mind sitting on the bench. Click my name!

    • Richard

      August 26, 2011 at 12:55 am

      Poor side ,,haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, have you completely lost your mind. United have played fantastic football over the first 3 games. They have carved holes in the best defensive unit (Man City) in the EPL and clinically dispatched off Spurs. It’s Arsenals’ form that should concern you. Seriously, they look 2nd rate!!

  13. eruowaileobi70@D10.Isida,Ilesa

    August 26, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Webb or not,it has always been same thing all long,he is a FIFA instrument when they are ready to make mischief,always putting on smiling face after any misdeed !!!

  14. Wiuru

    August 26, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Im UTD to the bone so i hope we win with no contraversy ! About Nasri I felt for Arsenal what a poor excuse human being he is to slate a club who did everything to hold onto him . I hope that what goes round comes around .

  15. Aliyu Ibrahim Umar

    August 26, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Arsernal Fans, are u afraid of the likes of Wayne, Nani, Young, Anderson, Welbeck, Cleverly, Jones, Smalling, Evra, Dea Gea & Evans? Pls keep H-WEB Aside & concentrate on the match…

  16. GD

    August 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Interesting comment about Webb and betting…

    Maybe that’s the answer, all gooners go out tomorrow and place a bet on Arsenal being denied a stonewall penalty and another bet for Man Utd being awarded a dubious one.

    Then when it inevitable happens, we all make a nice tidy sum, the papers pick up on it and we say that we all knew it would happen because it always does.
    Might spark a little investrigation into currupt refereeing!!!

    Also as an added win, we could combine our winnings and buy Wenger a player..

    • GoonerGaz

      August 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      Its a conspiracy i tell you!! A damn conspiracy!! The world is against us!!

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