Cesc took one for the team

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Didn’t you just love it when Cesc deliberately got himself booked, so he only misses the Wigan at home game? What a warrior!

Well I have to say I was very surprised at Wenger’s team selection, in fact I was staggered, we played 4-5-1 in our last two matches and draw, he says ‘I made a mistake’ and then we play Reading and he does it again!

For the first half that we totally dominated we had nothing to show for it, apart from a Flamini goal that was more down to him and his steamroller style of ‘give me the fucking ball’ than tactics, I thought it was a mistake, Reading had eleven behind the ball and weren’t coming out.

Every time we passed back to Almunia, he side footed to a defender, which showed how many forwards they had up front. I also thought we were trying to pass it into the net and found myself joining with the pub crowd and shouting ‘shooooooot’ although I am being critical, and I know I’m becoming a spoilt bastard, we were, absolutely in control and played fantastic football, I just hate 4-5-1 though.

It was good to see Adebayor score at last, he was unlucky in the first couple of minutes and he thoroughly deserved his passed in shot. Hleb only scored because he had no-one else to pass to, but it was a great goal all the same.

My point being we could have won 10 nil, we were so good we should have had more shots, and more players on the pitch that can shoot.

I thought he left it way to late when he bought the rub-a-dubs on.

Still we won and did it convincingly, I really think this could be our season, and the nonchalant way Cesc got himself booked was better than the goals, that kid is class, pure class.

I expect Diarra rather the Denilson will take his place in the middle, but long gone are the days when I winced at the subs bench, we have class coming out of every pore, oh it’s great to be an Arsenal fan.


Go for the Jugular

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No excuses tonight, we’re only playing Reading and the muppet that manages them, ex Manc Steve Coppell has slagged our young foreigners off big time and he needs to be punished.

No 2 nil win will do here, we need to win big and send out a message to the worlds best team Manchester United, that we and not them are in fact the worlds best team.

We don’t need to win ugly as Almunia says, we need to win playing the football we did last year and tonk them. Send them down if you will.

With the team fit again, save young Robin, the forwards should be sending a message regarding selection to their boss, Slavia Prague was not good enough, no excuses tonight, go for the jugular.

Good news that Chelsea drew and Liverpool were lucky, scoring in the last 10 minutes, ManU played half the game against 10 men and should have done better but tonight we have a real opportunity to show our championship credentials.

ManU have an easy run coming up so we need to get the points on the board tonight.

May well be a game for Diarra and his amazing engine, but I expect the team to look like this.

Almunia

Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy

Hleb Flamini Cesc Rosicky

Walcott Adebayor

Subs Bendtner Eduardo Gilberto Diarra

I’ll be at the pub tonight and really don’t want to be standing there biting my nails, from the off boys and show the world what you’ve got.

Arsenal 4 nil.


Cesc will say for life

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Morning fellow Grovers! A very interesting article in this mornings Sunday times on Cesc, the boy king of the new generation. He talks about his time at Barca, for a nano second, why he went back last week and why he could happily stay at Arsenal for ever. At last! more on that later.

I watched Getafe beat the dream team last night and once again it was a pleasure to watch old flame and ex superstar Thierry Henry stand next to Xabi (or Iniesta I’m not sure) and beg to take a free kick, words were exchanged which I thought were ‘Ok Thierry, former Arsenal superstar, show us your magic’.

2 seconds later and a told off Thierry trotted to the box, free kick was taken, not by him, missed and that was that, oh how the mighty fall.

I know I harp on about it, but those greedy scumbags spent two seasons tapping TH14 up, got him, said it was the dream team and watch out world and look what happened.

Greedy Henry who doesn’t understand what a contract is and bully boys Barca who don’t understand what the rules are have gotten their reward, much the same as Cashley and Moanrihnio got theirs.

Back onto football, shame about Liverpool, still last ten minutes doesn’t bode well for them does it? The others play today so we can only hope Blackburn go for it.

Good luck to them.

Tomorrow will be a good opportunity for Eduardo again or Walcott if he plays him up front, I think Arsene has to realise Theo can’t play on the wing.

Apologies for no blog yesterday we had huge problems, but we are rectifying those and will explain how later this week, as we said before we are here to stay.

Finally thank you Senor Cesc for your loyal comments and making my day.