We won, and won well, but I see selection problems ahead.

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So first of all, is Randall, the new Song? By that I meant that Randall keeps getting picked by the boss and I can’t see why? Really nice bloke, but I can’t see anything about his game that excites me, Nicky Butt’ish but nowhere near as good.

Onto the game, we won with a very young side and deserved it without a doubt, credit to Liverpool, they came to play and had an equally youthfull side, they even scored a great goal but we scored two.

I thought the whole team did well, yes, including Silvestre, Gilbert I think is the only one that didn’t stand out, well him and Randall, but Merida, Ramsey and Eastmond were stand out, and Eastmond as a defensive midfielder should start for the first team, he was very impresssive.

Nasri had a great game but then he is a first team player, Eduardo did enough and Bendtner could have had a hatrick, Merida showed us what having a shot from anywhere can produce but Ramsey orchestrated the midfield in a very Cesc way, this boy needs to start more games and like Eastmond, is better than what we currently have.

Wenger will certainly have selection problems on Saturday, I feel for him, I mean who will play alongside Diaby, Eboue and Song?

There is little point doing a match report, suffice to say it was a little nervy at the end, but the boys held on well, Senderos actually played like he was 32 and he didn’t make me feel nervous like he used to in the old days.

Fabianski looked assured and to be fair there was very little he could do about the goal, the ground under me did it’s usual empty out early, and last night I went down the Holloway road, an hour after the game had ended on the advice of many Grovers, they all said how easy it was going that way, thanks guys, you’re all liars, I walked all the way to Highbury & Islington Station in a traffic jam, there were more people on the road than Oxford Street on Christmas eve, and it took me 20 minutes to get a cab at Highbury Corner.

So I’ll take that advice again!

Bask in the glory of seeing us hold onto a lead for a while, at least we are in the hat for the next round, Man Shitty at home anyone?

Have a great day all!

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  1. Lou

    Yes MG. It was somehow curiously satisfying watching Brown get all heavy duty with the press today. He seems to have left the orange slap off a bit these days. I hope his eventual sacking is a long and painful one. The Gods of Football will have their way.

  2. bk

    Cesc Fabregas will quit Arsenal, says Emmanuel Adebayor
    Published 23:00 29/10/09 Exclusive by Darren Lewis (1) Recommend

    Emmanuel Adebayor has reopened his feud with Arsenal’s fans by claiming skipper Cesc Fabregas will be the next big star to quit the Emirates.

    Defender Kolo Toure followed Adebayor out of north London to Manchester City in the summer and the striker believes Fabregas could be next if Arsenal underachieve again this season.

    Adebayor has also accused Arsenal fans of not supporting their players enough.

    He said: “I think players like Fabregas will look to leave if they are not in the Champions League, but my focus is all on City now.

  3. A

    Pedro that link makes me laugh.

    It’s people who commit crime are often the sorts of people who will smoke cannabis, rather than cannabis being a drug that results in those who smoke it participating in criminal acts!

  4. Lou

    Pedro. I try not to watch Question Time as that thought occurs when I see most of these people. It’s no wonder her husband has switched to watching Porn. The thought of clambering aboard her is terrifying.

  5. Lou

    If I was Jacqui Smith’s husband I’d be out looking to score the strongest skunk I could as well as watching Porn. Anything for some desensitisation.

  6. ManGoonian

    There is no point even debating that bollocks from Ade. Sooooo full of holes its untrue.

    He left a Champions league team to go to City. he says he was forced out, due to us needing money, then it was HIS decison, then Wengers…

    The guy is a deluded prick and an ex-player, who aint worth wasting any more time on him, the cunt!

  7. ManGoonian


    Thats funny mate! Wish he was as focused on Arsenal last season eh??? πŸ˜€


    Hahaha! Yeah, porn and drugs would be the least you’d need!

  8. nishanth

    Samir nasri-β€œNow it is necessary to win again in the Premier League. And there is nothing better than a derby against Tottenham. It’s been a while since both met so high in the table.”

  9. gunnersgun

    If compare performance of this game Arsenal vs LFC & Arsenal vs WHU, u can see that this team have hunger to win, PERPHAPS fighting for 1st team places ?? They fight for every ball, good team work & variety.

    Both full-backs did not supply much crosses, the midfielders & forward did most the penetration work. this must be the way to play…. not the predictable way of over relying on over-lapping full back to supply crosses but no striker to finish off.

    Better to close down & hold onto the lead, grind a win by an odd goal than find the final ball to kill the game. (Assuming we draw this game – LFC connect the cross towards the end of the game or even lose – ref award penalty for hand ball, we should be proud from this positive performance)

    The best player is S.Nasri, is in the thick of action, MOTM

    Can anyone read AW mind why Diaby is ahead of Ramsey & Merida in team selection ?? even debutant C. Eastmond is better than Eboue in final delivery (this is what is needed). Hope is not flash in the pan

    Will Mr Aw still persist with Diaby, Eboue….& non-performing “star” in starting 11 ?

    If any player like the comfortable seat of the bench, AW should fulfill his desire. hope AW learn & improve in team selection, if any player is not performing, substitute AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. be decisive.

    hope Aw give more chance to Nasri, Senderos, Ramsey, Gibbs, Merida to prove themselves worthy of regular 1st team place

  10. gnarleygeorge9

    Lukasz Fabianski was ruled out Thursday for three weeks after suffering a thigh injury in the Gunners’ 2-1 League Cup win over Liverpool.

    Wednesday’s match at the Emirates Stadium was Fabianski’s first of the season after knee surgery and the Pole was on the field throughout.

    But he is now set to miss more matches and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website: ‘We lost Lukasz Fabianski with a thigh injury. He will be out for three weeks. Of course, it is big disappointment – because he has just come back from injury.’

  11. gnarleygeorge9

    Afternoon Sabeel, don’t mention the A word, I think his name is banned on here πŸ˜‰ If you want to refer to him, maybe call him Wacko Togo or something πŸ˜† but not by his surname

  12. gnarleygeorge9

    Got to admit, that win mid week has left a nice feeling with me, even though it was mainly reserve players. Good to see Little Nicky 😈 score coz he appeared to be slightly clumsy earlier, & I hope he actually makes it @ The Arsenal.

  13. Sabeel Indian Gunner

    hi george..

    will sure call him ‘Togo Twat’ now on..

    i have observed a pattern over last 2 years..the pattern is we tend to lose or draw after kids win carling cup games..

    For a following game to carling games,Some kind of complacency creeps into the senior team,after seeing the kids performance in carling cup..

    i hope we are not..and tear into spuds when we get to field tomorrow

  14. ikon

    Vela will prove his worth only in front of Arshavin. I mean we will see the Vela we want to see when Arshavin plays in the mid.

    How good is Merida btw??? Strange Arsene has not tied him down toa new contract before this. Although his temperament is immense his self motivational levels looks a bit suspect. In this area Vermaelen tops the list in the present squad.

  15. dennisdamenace

    Even stranger when you consider he ties down rubbish like Denilson to a long term deal, but drags his Gallic arse where a genuine talent is concerned….

  16. ikon

    Maybe Merida himself has not let himself being tied down too easily. He has every right to get the best bargain in terms of pay as well as the number of first team games.

    Physically dont think he will improve much but he can become a bit stronger like Wilshere. Wilshere might be smaller than Merida but he is stronger.

    Also mighty impressed with Eastmond. I second Wenger when he says Eastmond is a very very intelligent players. Last game whenever we lost posession, I found Eastmond there or there about the closest position from where we could win the ball back. Good to see the future is bright. Add a abit of ruthlessness and finishing in the lads, and we have a dominating side.

  17. gnarleygeorge9

    Le Gaffer has definitely dragged his arse where a genuine talent is concerned, like Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema, etc etc, but @ least The Arsenal isn’t the world joke @ the moment like one particular club πŸ˜† But it would be nice if old Frenchie forked out some hard earned to help make way for some of The Clubs average types.

  18. gnarleygeorge9

    Ok, out for a quiet lager or 15. Have a nice day London & all. There is something about balmy nights & beer. Oh, yes, they go together 😎