Wenger is a genius, but won’t win the league.

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So says Steve Bruce. Not a lot to say about that but for someone who has had more players off us than Barcelona, he ought to be a bit more respectful to the Arsenal.

I’m not going to dwell too much on the Sunderland game, we didn’t deserve to win because we didn’t win, we had a player stupidly sent off, the referee allowed 17 seconds past the clock and we missed a penalty.

I’m not going to talk about the sending off save to say I think if a defensive player gets booked so early on, and hasn’t the intelligence to stay out of trouble for the rest of the game, then it’s time the management took them off at half time.

Wilshere got booked for a rash tackle in the first half when he was playing badly, the second half he used his brains and avoided confrontation, he also at the same time raised his game, enough said.

As for the referee adding on another 17 seconds, give me a break, we should have cleared the ball from the corner, don’t blame him, blame us, 4 minutes is the minimum not the maximum and the corner was good for at least another 30 seconds, yes Dowd wasn’t great, but tell me a time when we had a ref that was.

As for the penalty miss, yes he should have at least hit the target, but come on, he missed a penalty, he didn’t eat his grandmother. He missed and we drew, a point at the stadium of shite wasn’t bad, they did beat shitty didn’t they.

I’m  more concerned about this week, Tuesday to be more precise, I hope like hell he realises how much beating the scum means to us, it’s not an irrelavant fixture, it’s the league cup and it may be the only trophy we can win this season, Arsene, don’t disrespect the fans, play a strong team, not a youth team.

Years ago you used to mix it up, the last time we played them in this cup, you played Bendtner, Ade and Cesc and we still lost 5-1, they will be unbearable if they win and my month will be ruined, blimey, I still haven’t got over the last time they won in this cup.

So who should we play then?


Eboue Kozzer Djourou/Vermaelen Gibbs

Rosicky Nasri Eastmond

Vela Chamakh JET/Afobe

Chamakh is gagging to play boss, don’t disappoint him, I put Vermaelen in if he’s fit, if not the Djourou, I also put JET or Afobe in case one of those isn’t ready.

I think it’s time to drop Arshavin, Song and Denilson and try out a few new combo’s but not a youth team. I think this team would be good enough to beat the spuds, they won’t field a team of kids as they think we will, plus it’s at shitehartlane and they will have their home support, time to take this competition seriously and time to blend youth with experience.

I hope he does, because I would sooner win this than go out at the quarter finals in the champions league, how can it hurt? Our next game is against whipping boys WBA so we don’t have to worry about losing that game to fatigue, play a youth team against them if we have to, as we could still win that with our kids, give the babies a run out against them, at least we will still have 30 odd games left if it goes wrong, lose to the spuds and that’s one comp gone.

Time to practice what we preach and manage with intelligence, letting the kids lose to the scum will teach them nothing, safe how to lose bragging rights.

Come on Arsene, time to give something back.

Have a great day grovers, this could be a great week.

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  1. alex

    Lansbury like Wilshere was training with first team at 15, he was the first to be tipped to break into first team. Illness kept him out for a while but before that at U17 euros he was one of the best along with Bojan and Hazard. Also been U19 captain and regular in u21s squad. Scored some excellent goals last season for Watford and impressive against Fulham on last day.

  2. A

    ex lower league footballer stu, the jermaine beckford of a couple of years ago.

    gone a bit nuts and making accusations about rushden and diamonds on twitter, he’s even insinuated that they threatened to kill him if he didn’t give them 30k back!

  3. gambon

    Leon Knight is a great example of the trouble with project youth.

    Tipped for greatness, ended up average, like most players. Its too hit and miss compared to signing 23/4 year olds like Koscielny, Vermaelen etc

  4. A

    Leon Knight had lots of talent but completely went to shit because of an absolutely ridiculous attitude, not quite the same.

    Not sure you could say he was tipped for greatness, would be a big exageration – that’s like saying beckford has been tipped for greatness

  5. A

    anyone sticking it to the man like that is very entertaining to me, and the genius thing is ironic, he’s devoid of any sort of intelligence, always has been!

  6. gambon

    A, my point is, he was a top youth player & average senior player.

    This is the problem, the best kids dont become the best senior players, and by the time you find out youve wasted 5 years backing them.

  7. A

    the best kids don’t always become top senior players gambon that’s true.

    by the time you’ve found out which ones don’t though you’ve lost very little and you’ve gained much more from the ones who do….

  8. AA23

    Got to love Ronnie O’Sullivan tonight. Got another 147 and had to be asked by the ref to pot the black.
    He didnt want to because it was only 4 grand for doing it.
    He even asked what the prize was when he was on a break of 8…
    The cunt has got so good at snooker that he cant even be arsed to complete a 147.
    I fancy him at left back for Chelsea.
    Fucking Legend.

  9. JJ

    I’m a little late onto this but good post today Geoff.

    We can’t blame anyone if we can’t defend for an extra 15 seconds. I don’t blame Rosicky either. However, Clichy needs to be put in time out – too many errors. Gibbs should get his chance.

  10. BozinT

    There are people on arse.com that click on the “Like” button for any news. Do they not understand or are they just playing around?

    I’ve noticed “likes” when injuries are reported and so on.

  11. Sabeel Indian Gunner

    Wenger on fabianski

    “We live in a world where if you have an opportunity you have to take it. You will get a second one, but you will not get 10 – and that is part of our job.”


    Its a clear warning that probably this is one of Fabianski last chances to shine..not sure if wenger would stick to his words though