Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! Arsenal’s on pitch dilemma.

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That was a piece stolen from a book written by Paul Mariner, ex Gooner.

Let’s all count the international captains we have, Cesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie are our captain and vice captains, we know that, but who are our international captains?

Rosicky, Vermaelen and Ramsey are captains of their countries (or have been), Manuel Almunia has often captained Arsenal and nearly all our players are internationals, so why have we no real leader on the pitch?

Jack will be, but he’s way too young, Vermaelen would have been perfect but he’s been injured all season and may never come back. I personally like Cesc but he’s too Barca bound so who should be our captain?

Gilberto would have been ideal but we got rid of him for a youth player or two that still aren’t fit to lace his boots but someone like him or Tony Adams would be ideal.

Maybe we should buy a captain in the summer, maybe a tough defender or a cavalier midfielder would do it, you know an Adams or a Vieira type, either way we need to find someone that isn’t injured all the time. Sorry Robin, that rules you out!

Someone said to me the other day what Arsenal lack apart from a top centreback and a keeper is a Vieira/Petit combo, I have to agree there because since we lost Paddy, we have never had a decent captain.

And we all know a decent captain will drag a team over the line, Anfield 89 springs to mind, remember the Vieira Keane tunnel showdown, oh how I miss that, all this cuddling at matches is vomit making, this is a football club, not a day care centre, time to man up, time to bring in some tougher players, time to get a Paddy or Petit back, a Keown or an Adams.

We can start that by bringing Keown back as assistant manager, Wenger is going nowhere so maybe someone to tell him he has no clothes on would be a start.

We never won the league when Ian Wright was a feature, he was a cup player, fantastic as he was, the same goes for Cesc, as much as I love him we won’t win a title with him as captain, he’s already said he wants to go, like Ade before him it’s too late to stay, we need to rethink, buy in some tougher players and stop trying to pass other teams of the park, it hasn’t worked.

Maybe try the passing with a bit of filth in there and a shot at the end of it, shame we didn’t buy Anelka back, he’s the sort of striker we need, him or Thierry, even Ade would work now, he’s at the age we need for a striker, when they come good.

To sum up Arsenal need to get a bit of steel in there, Lansbury could be it, Frimpong could as well, but we need a top centreback too and I’m not sure what we have in the bag, I would like to think Bartley would work but I haven’t seen enough of him, I like his attitude though, maybe he’s a potential captain?

We won’t be going to Japan this year, I wonder where else we’ll go, China? America? Austria?

Have a great day Grovers, next up England vs Wales!

324 Responses to “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! Arsenal’s on pitch dilemma.”

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  1. el tel

    Kwick Fit

    Totally agree, but I reckon they have awesome Lawyers backing him up as he is bent as fuck and the media actually begrudgingly laud the prick.

  2. Kwik Fit

    Fergie knows that all he needs to do against us at the moment is defend and catch us on the counter. We have had key men injured for recent utd games. Hopefully come May 1 all of key men will be fit and ready to give skrek and co shit!

  3. reggie 57

    We would be better off playing with a traffic cone in goal rather than that useless cunt! he’s a one shot wonder only cunt to play in goal and never had a shot on target and he still conceded!!

  4. Lurch LeRouge

    Trautman: I don’t think you understand. I didn’t come to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to rescue you from him.
    Teasle: Well, we all appreciate your concern Colonel, I will try to be extra careful!
    Trautman: I’m just amazed he allowed any of your posse to live.
    Teasle: Is that right?
    Trautman: Strictly speaking, he slipped up. You’re lucky to be breathing.

  5. Kushagra India

    Melbster wrote-

    Americans are now saying the earthquake in Japan is karma for Pearl Harbour.

    I personally can’t wait for the karma waiting to happen for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


    An average American’s whole life is karma for Hiroshimi and Nagasaki.

  6. Kushagra India

    Actual Sporting Quotes

    1) “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.” – Paul Hamm, Gymnast

    2) “I’d like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona.” – Mark Draper

    3) “I’ll fight Lloyd Honeyghan for nothing if the price is right.” – Marion Starling

    4) “I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.” – Winston Bennett

    5) “Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.” – Football commentator

    6) “Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.” – David Acfield

    7) “Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.” – Boxing analyst

    8) “There goes Juan Torera down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class.” – David Coleman at the Montreal Olympics

    9) “There’s going to be a real ding dong when the bell goes.” – David Coleman

    10) “Well, either side could win, or it could be a draw.” – Ron Atkinson

    11) “Fred Davis, the doyen of snooker, now 67 years of age and too old to get his leg over, prefers to use his left hand.” – Ted Lowe

    12) “Ah, isn’t that nice, the wife of the IOC President is hugging the cox of the British crew.” – At a rowing medal ceremony

    13) “One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them…” – Tennis commentator

    14) “He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn’t like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces.” – Basketball analyst

    15) We didn’t underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.” – Bobby Robson

  7. Lurch LeRouge

    The US only bombed the nips to scare the Russians off Kush. They had no oil to bolster a long term war effort and were close to making an allegiance with the kremlin.

    Americans forget that Pearl was bombed because they isolated japan economically through trade embargoes.

    World would have been rather different but for a few men.

    Same could be said for our season!

  8. Kushagra India

    Here waiting for semester exams then the company will give me my joining date pillaging through the country nowadays… 😉 dats why on and off

  9. nucks

    Too many average players with no real desire to win, not putting in 100%. The balance of the team is all wrong. Overpassing is costing us dearly and our policy of selecting a captain each year who doesn’t even want to play for Arsenal is probably at the heart of the problem. We do have some real talent in our squad and it would be so easy to push on with a few additions that we all know we need. Big changes needed for a long time now. I personally would like the manager to make these changes himself, via coaching staff and policy etc.. But if not, time for an even bigger change, at the top.

  10. Gooby

    sixx pac says:
    March 26, 2011 at 01:12
    And why is Moyes an inconsistent idiot? Haha. Actually I think he’s the closest in managerial style to Arsene. And not just the fact that they look like they were seperated at birth, or that they’re both heavy moanersm
    because he is, everton fans are fed up with him this season.