No Title with these keepers!

By on August 16, 2010

arsenal's manuel almunia

Written by Sean Oakes.

Although i hate to say it but watching through pre season and another horror by Manual Almunia against Liverpool i am tending to agree with The Merse on this one.

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The current set of keepers at The Arsenal are simply not good enough for a whole campaign. When you look back at Arsenals recent title winners they all had very good keepers such as Bob Wilson, John Lukic, David Seamen and Jens Lehmann! Almunia is a second choice keeper at best and the other three are to young and experienced to do the job.

I do understand however that buying a top quality goalkeeper is not like buying a Mars Bar from your local shop as there are not that many around at the moment. But as luck would have it maybe the sun has decided to shine on Arsenal for once. Shay Given is almost certain to want out of Middle Eastlands after being snubbed for Joe Hart in Saturdays game at White Hart Lane. Hart put in a fantastic performance and basically claimed the #1 shirt at City.

Given who is now 34 years old has not won anything in his career and is desperate to get his hands on some silverware before his career ends. A move to Arsenal would be ideal for two of the three parties! The only sticking point would be his parent club Manchester City. Would they really sell to Arsenal? I am not sure but if Given wants this move then I’m sure he could force it through!

So come on Mr Wenger get Given and end the long wait for a trophy at The Emirates..

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12 Comments

  1. Asmo

    August 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

    “Horror?” There was only one of those by a goalkeeper in yesterday’s match and it wasn’t Manuel Almunia.

    Wipe the drool off your face and step down from the bandwagon.

  2. OLD GOONER

    August 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I am mystified as to why after 2 years of stupid mistakes and lost points that Wenger still doesn’t have a clue about goalkeeping.
    We will not win anything without a strong defense and the goalkeeping position is vital.

    Old Gooner

  3. durban_gun

    August 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

    almoron was hopping around like he just escaped from da zoo wen dealing with crosses,we could have easily been buried 3-0 yesterday !! WENGER DIS IS UNEXEPTABLE !! .ALL TOP FLIGHT TEAMS HAVE GKs THAT ARE THE NO1 FOR THEIR COUNTRIES EVEN BOLTON HAVE JESKILINAN WHO IS FINLANDS FIRST CHOICE.U CANT KEEP INSULTING US FANS LIKE THIS !! HOW OFTEN DOES ALMORON GET BEATEN NEAR POST!!! MMM LET ME GUESS CHAMP LEAGUE FINAL !!

  4. durban_gun

    August 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    almunia i hope u get caught stealing paroxide in an arab country so they can cut ur HANDS CLEAN OFF

  5. !

    August 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

    GIVEN WILL BE PERFECT.

    WE DEFINETLY NEED DEFENSIVE RE-INFORCEMENTS OR WE’LL GET WHIPPED LIKE RUNAWAY SLAVES @ OLD TRAFFORD, STAMFORD BRIDGE, CAMP NOU, ALLIANZ ARENA, BERNABEU.

  6. peter

    August 16, 2010 at 11:58 am

    How many time will this continue?same mistakes by aluminium eg missing the bal from liverpool corners.Aw get given and end this problem

  7. Laughing Stock

    August 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Burn Almunia, and the Spanish flapping clown fabiwanksi. There’s no band wagon here, its a bloody train we’ve been on since we lost any resemblance of a decent keeper.

    Ok Pepe felt sorry for Almunia and bundled the ball into the net, but Almunia still let a goal in, and flapped about like a fish out of water. A couple of saves will not keep the dogs from his heals.

    Being fair to the un-capped Spanish monkey, he is a good keeper, but we don’t need a good keeper, we need a great keeper.

    Being fair to the un-capped spanish monkey, he is a good keeper, but we don’t need a good keeper, we need a great keeper.

  8. metalhead

    August 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    As a counter view people asking for Given and Schwarzer should read this article (http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11670_6315416,00.html) by Stewart Robson. He makes some great points about the Arsenal defensive flaws. I think Given and Schwarzer are no better than Almunia.

    • armourysquare

      August 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      SCREW U MAN, UR USERNAME DESCRIBES U…

      • metalhead

        August 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm

        You a joke dude. Where’d you go wrong in life?

        • armourysquare

          August 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm

          Given = Almunia, are u high ?

          • metalhead

            August 17, 2010 at 6:54 am

            The point that Stewart Robson made and I totally agree with him is that Given is good shot stopper. But Arsenal’s defensive woes comes from the inability to deal with set pieces and crosses. Given will have the same problem that Almunia and Fabianski have and that is dealing with crosses but somehow you don’t seem to be able to get that into your head. Go get Gigi Buffon I’ll be the happiest, why Schwarzer, why Given? Both are overrated.

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