Tonight Arsenal must show darkside in Champions League Shaktar show down

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And by that I mean the side where we finish them off now they are on the floor, no West ham run-abouts, no domination with few goals, we need to play with our finishing boots on, a bit like we did in the first game, go for the kill, lets see the dark side again!

Tonight’s team will be interesting, we have a few players out such as Cesc, Song, Denilson and Arshavin so it will be an interesting line up. Jackie boy will be back tonight and don’t forget, he wasn’t injured, so he should pick up where he left off, on fire, he will also be wanting to show off his new £13 million deal, so I expect some footballing fireworks from him.

How will we line up? Hmmm although we have injuries the team won’t look so different, as all these guys have played already this season, so here is my take.

Fabianski

Eboue Kozzer Squillaci Clichy

Wilshere Nasri Rosicky

Chamakh Walcott Bendtner

The oppo are mobile but not so big, so I don’t expect to see us thinking about bulking up the midfield, I think he’ll go for a talented, quick passing team tonight with a couple of lumps up top to hurt them.

Wenger will want to win tonight, qualify early and piss on the spuds parade, Jesus you would think they won the trophy last night, they aren’t even top of their group! Watching Rafa screw up another team is somewhat amusing but the real deal is tonight.

I would like to see the boss stick Theo in between the two big boys and see where it takes us, will he? I doubt it, but you never know, we need to score tonight to win the group and I am supremely confident we will, don’t forget it’s an early kick off so Le grove are giving you all permission to leave early, tell your boss we said it was fair as there is a train strike, if you are overseas, same deal, train strike.

I read an interesting article yesterday that referred to our leader as being tighter than Cesc Fabregas’s hamstring! I thought that was funny, true, but fair, no offence boss!

This is the second time I have written this post, I pressed save on the other one but failed to notice the DESTROY THIS BASTARD POST button next to it, but don’t be surprised if a similar post rears it ugly head at some point, technology is a bitch!

I’m struggling to remember what I in fact wrote, so forgive me if I repeat myself, but then you wouldn’t know as the first one has buggered off into Cyber space.

I do however remember this, with Ramsey returning for the rub-a-dubs on Monday, it won’t be long before we have a full squad to choose from, Vermaelen and Robin are just around the corner so in theory we could have a full squad to choose from when we go to Old Trafford, a case of Peroni to the the Grover who can remember the last time we played a top 4 team with our best players available?

So we will soon be in footballing heaven, qualification from the group stages of the Champions league, in the quarter finals of the Carling Cup and second in the Premier league, it doesn’t get better than that! A top time to be an Arsenal fan!

Have a great day grovers, tonight it’s back to football, I won’t predict a score, I will predict a win though!

Ooh to, ooh to, ooh to be a, Gooner!

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884 Responses to “Tonight Arsenal must show darkside in Champions League Shaktar show down”

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  1. Pedro

    Rohan, hardly world class… jeez, do you want to go any more over the top with your statements tonight? Have you been taking drugs?

  2. Paulinho

    Marko – He’s been good but he still instinctively moves away from goal and plays safe when he should be looking to slip a player through centrally. Wilshere was completely free.

    Those little examples show he’s still got the same problems and as such, I remain unconvinced by him when it comes to the crunch.

  3. Rohan

    It was a great reflex save as far as I’m concerned. His inital movement was away from the ball and he did well to get a solid hand to it. If Chesney has made that save, we’d have been creaming ourselves over it.

  4. Stu

    Thats what you get when you play a kid in a defensive spot away from home against a team with a brilliant home record.

  5. simon mcmahon

    hindsight is wonderful but i would have played lansbury over eastmond any day .
    fucking hell clean sheet run go ……………..
    one good thing is that this shows he sholud not get a run in the next round of the carling cup!!

  6. Stu

    What Pedro? The ref? Hes a cunt imo because he played advantage when there was none and we conceded because he didnt halt play for an intentional foul…fair enough?

  7. Pedro

    Should Eastmond have been marking the tallest defender who has already scored twice this season?

    Poor organisation there…

  8. Marko

    As long as we keep the run of clean sheets going in the Premiership that’d be super nice. This was always gonna be the tough game when the group was done, away in the Ukraine in November.

  9. Stu

    JDs shite positioning against exposed. He was c;ose enough to Squillaci to hold his hand and Jadson left in acres of space inside the box.

  10. TOMTOM

    Am I the only one that thinks Rosicky is a complete waste of space and we never see him when under pressure and he only scores when we are 2 or 3 up?

  11. zeus

    Not watching the game. Is Eastmond really that bad in this game or is it an overreaction to the OG?

    Weird inclusion anyway.

  12. Marko

    Hope it’s not too bad but it’s tailor made for Chamakh this game. We’ll need him on defending corners and he’s great at holding the ball up and involving players.

  13. confidentgoner

    Through has been veal since his goal. Same goes for EEBOUE, EASTMOND, BENDTNER. Why do we have such a poor manager?

  14. incesc

    its alright

    apparently we have this striker called robert van persil to come back soon.

    cant really remember what he’s like though

  15. Marko

    confidentgoner says:
    November 3, 2010 at 20:21
    Through has been veal since his goal. Same goes for EEBOUE, EASTMOND, BENDTNER. Why do we have such a poor manager?

    ?

  16. Stu

    See…the ref is a prick. Looks like he just gave out to Rosicky for not apologosing for hacking down whoever that shakhtar player was.

  17. simon mcmahon

    fair play geoff!!
    Fucking hold up play is shite!!!
    cmon boys man up these cunts will kick us out of this game, man up for fucks sake.
    nikki b start being the forward you think you are…

  18. dennisdamenace

    Sunday League from Clichy……..fucking hell, how many more times do we have to endure this sub standard defending ffs….

  19. simon mcmahon

    fucking typical , clichy back to his bad old ways ,,
    defend for fucks sake , you just knew eddie would score fucking shitting themselves ….

  20. kenny smith

    They shud dock Eboue, eastmond, bendtner’s wages… and Clichy for making what can only be described as about 100 times worse than a schoolboy error…. fucking shocking!

  21. Rohan

    clichy-from hero to zero, eh

    Still think we’ll get something from this game. Nasri and Squillaci to score. Come the fuck on you gooners,

  22. Paulinho

    Denilson, Diaby, Eboue, Clichy.

    All complete clowns that will make sure we never win anything. You look at United and Chelsea and they have some average players but even their average players have a modicum of pragmatism and intelligence. Our players are average and incredibly thick.

  23. LAzer

    Some really bad Arsenal performances so far. Eastmond is the only one I would say though is clearly out of his league here. Bendtner, Eboue, Clichy have been pretty shit tonight.

    Wilshere, Nasri, Rosicky, Walcott and Fabiniski carrying the team right now.

  24. kenny smith

    If the same team comes out for the second half ill put my fucking foot through the tv. Thats the most embarresing first half of football ive ever watched… its worse than liverpool for crying out loud. Why wenger is starting eastmond on a champions league away game for the first time really baffles me. The thing that baffles me even more is that clichy makes almost that exact same mistake all the time and he still doesnt fucking learn!

  25. Man

    Yeah Lurch those three you mentioned have been poor…Theo needs to do more defensively as well

    …seems weird to say this but JD is having his best match this season

  26. LAzer

    I would also add JD to the good side but for his giving away the ball foolishly several times now its not entirely justified.

  27. dennisdamenace

    No gambon, it’s because Clichy has regressed as a defender, far too much emphasis on tippy tappy passing, and not enough emphasis on hoofing the fucking ball into row fucking Z……

  28. TheWrightArsenal

    Bento is shite take him off. This is a bag of shite. Keep giving the ball away not good enough. Fair play to eddie for not celebrating true man.

    Bring on chammy

  29. David

    I’ll say Fabianski has been our Best player,

    JD is not far behind him,

    Followed by Nasri and Walcott.

    The others, cant say much about them really.

  30. Ja_Gunner

    Bendtner has let theire defense man handle him the whole game….The ref is not helping though….

    But Clichy what the fuck? Decision making poor…its not as if he never won the ball….He wins the ball…but what did he expect to do with it in that tight space…why not kick out for a throw in? and the the defense regroup?

    I mean 1-1 would have been ok…But 2-1…I wonder what Wenger will do?

  31. Zak

    Worst half of passing from Arsenal for years, cant find a man and when we do cant hold it up. How thick must Clichy be, how many times does does he need to know that if the balls in row Z they cant score

  32. Ben

    Eastmond is in no way ready for first team. I know he is young and will get better but right now he belongs in the reserve or on loan, in a championship team at best

  33. David

    JA,

    Bendtner’s just shite. The defense didnt manhandle him when he gave the ball away and put us on the in danger on the counter that led to the goal.

    He just gave it away. Simple as.

  34. LAzer

    I hope wenger is in there right now ripping of these guys’s heads and shitting down their throat.

    Just a really really flat performance. Newcastle will have our head at Emirates in this form.

  35. Paulinho

    Have to laugh at Wenger looking all angry. How many times does that idiot have to see continual fuck-ups before he acts and purges the clowns? Did he really think this team would compete in this match?

    He’s such a deluded twat and he’s getting worse.

  36. David

    I say we arent controlling this game because our midfield is too light weight.

    Get Eastmond off.

    Put Nasri in there and bring Vela on the left.

  37. dennisdamenace

    Let’s be honest here, AW will do fuck all until the 70th minute, and the way we’re playing we could be 3-1 down by then….