Arsenal win secret treble | Englishman on the radar, should it be two though?

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Arsene has been creating competitions for Arsenal again and I’ve got to say, I’m feeling plenty chipper this morning!

We’re the best away team in the world, we’re the only team to have beaten both the Champions League finalists and we’re top of the top four league…

Bugger me, that’s the treble!

It’s an interesting tangent for Wenger to go off on. I used to work in cardboard box factories managing logistics, I had to present figures to the box masters every week… it’s amazing how creative you can be with figures, sad fact is, in the box industry, it always came down to one thing… are costs up, or down?

Wenger, your cardboard box stats are down, way down… no amount of creativity with pivot tables is going convince us otherwise. We’ve had a poor season, we’re possibly on to have a worse defence than Fulham this year and that sir, is unacceptable.

I thought his comments about the coach were pretty interesting as well. He spoke about the democracy that doesn’t exist, then he said,

“We are open-minded. It will be difficult to find a coach who teaches me how to manage a football team.”

There you have it… that’s Arsene summed up in a slip of the tongue. If you assume your opinion is the right one all the time, you have to be damn sure you’re right all the time. Arsene has been getting the fundamentals wrong for the best part of 3 years now. Could another manager have told him Almunia was toilet? Could another manager have told him the average age of the squad doesn’t matter if the kids aren’t good enough? Could another manager have suggested a better defender than Squillaci?

Management for me is all about surrounding yourself with the best talent and making the decisions from there. From what I understand, Ferguson doesn’t run the training sessions anymore, he leaves that to his coaches. Wenger micro-manages everything. He’s been using the same methods for years and for the last seven, they’ve not achieved anything. So there might not be a manager out there that will show Wenger how to manage better directly, but there might be one out there who could guide him and give him a fresh perspective.

I like how he’s already rolling out the Tesco’s Value lines…

“I always try to get value for money. That is the job of a football manager.

“In England, it is a bit more difficult because player inflation is higher than everywhere else. When you only have a few players at many clubs, the price is too high.”

The job of a football manager is to concern himself with quality first and to let the CEO determine value later. Squillaci was cheap and cheerful and guess what? That’s the type of quality we’ve seen on the pitch from him. Whining on about the cost of players in England falls on deaf ears when you have a £40million transfer budget burning a hole in a massive bulging pair or fire-retardant trousers.

Harry Redknapp has been scouting newsnow for some new players. He’s cleverly deciphered from Tribalfootball that we’re in for Scott Parker and that he’s also had his attention drawn to the talents of Eden Hazard. Interesting that he said the Belgian is a good player but he has his eye on a player over here… Ashley Young anyone? There is a chap at my work who is friends with the Englishman… don’t worry yourself, it’s never too early for an ‘off the record’ conversation.

We have a delightful game against Fulham to look forward to tomorrow. I still think we should have signed Brede Hangeland way back when, but what you gonna do? Fulham under different management still have a defence equal to ours on a budget about 75% lower (I guessed that figure, don’t bust that out at an Al Fayed Dinner Party)!

I can barely be bothered to muster the energy to write about tomorrow’s game… it seems like the biggest non-event since the predicted rapture today.

Roll on next season I say… and make sure you turn up with some new players please!

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280 Responses to “Arsenal win secret treble | Englishman on the radar, should it be two though?”

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  1. SUGA3

    is he?

    Akers was appointed head of Arsenal’s community section in 1986 and in 1987 founded the Arsenal Ladies team. He has managed Arsenal Ladies to every major trophy in English women’s football — the FA Women’s Cup ten times, the FA Women’s Premier League Cup ten times and the FA Women’s Premier League eleven times; this included five League and FA Women’s Cup Doubles and four domestic Trebles. Akers also won the UEFA Women’s Cup with Arsenal in 2007, the first English side to do so. He retired in 2009 from the Arsenal Ladies post having won thirty-two major trophies in total. He is now Arsenal’s kit manager.

    but fuck yeah, VA for manager!

  2. BOOZY

    i saw the final game of the season between ajax and twente- i have to say christian eriksen should be cesc replacement when he leaves.

    christian ericksen is an unbelievable player, lets get him before united or city does.

  3. Lurch LeRouge

    said so on Sky during the game… He was sat next to IG in the stands and the commentators sang his praise.

    I don’t think kit man to first team manager is necessarily a great idea however! 🙂

  4. Lurch LeRouge

    “There will be some movement of players who have played less and who need to play.

    “Of course we will try to strengthen the squad again, but we want to keep the basis and the style we have.”

    Wenger added: “We are looking, analysing, talking to people.

    “We had a few important ones, but this [summer] will certainly be a big one on all fronts.”

  5. HumAnimal

    Were linked with Eriksen already… I’ve had my eye on him. Top quality youngster.
    Along with Xherdan Shiquiri, he was unbelievanle wen hour played against england and the swiss boy has to be regarded as one of the best young wingers around.
    Imo better than ryo

  6. Man

    Lurch,

    Football as philosophy is esoteric as any of the Greek rhetorical subjects mentioned in my first post and I resist the Machiavellian cloak you adorn me with.
    ———————————————-
    Are you equating football philosophy to Islamist philosophy or Marxist philosophy etc. You must be kidding right? I couldn’t possibly portray you more Machiavellian than you do yourself.

    yes I would argue that the ‘value systems’ debated amongst grovers are esoteric – one philosophy versus another (eg.to buy or not to buy) and in their purest form they can represented by stereotypical tags like (AKB/Doomer).
    ————————————————
    To buy or not to buy a football player is esoteric? Hahaha I enjoyed that one. Surely, these are musings of a bored mind.

    No, I’m not trying to elevate the importance of these terms, AKB or Doomer – I’m just illustrating that calling them ‘stupid’ is trite and simplistic and denies their their divisive value. That’s my aim, period.
    ————————————————
    Of course you are. Is there anything more simplistic than the terms AKB and Doomer? Calling them stupid is apt.

    If anything has been “proved”, the very nature of this dialogue we are currently having ‘proves’ empirically that it does stimulate conversation, rendering your assumption moot.
    ———————————————–
    No it proves I like debate. If you like we could debate about the merits of apple booty women over onion booty women.
    It proves I have a sense of humour.
    It proves your cantankerousness 🙂
    etc. etc.
    The AKB and Dommer terms are subtractive to my enjoyment of this dialogue but some of your responses are funny though

    Gotta go I’ll be back tomorrow

  7. dennisdamenace

    incesc says:
    May 21, 2011 at 14:07

    Sneidjer will never happen but i would love him at arsenal.

    Comments like this just sum up what a tinpot fucking club we’ve become.

    Can someone remind again me why we moved from Highbury?

  8. incesc

    “Reports in the Spanish press have suggested Barcelona are prepared to offer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger a free choice of almost any of their players to be used in a swap deal to seal a summer transfer for midfielder Cesc Fabregas.”

    haha they know that if they offered us messi, villa or a 16 year old wenger would choose the 16 year old so they dont have to worry!!

    🙄

    big day tomorrow, the most goals conceded from set peices trophy is up for grabs!

  9. incesc

    we moved from highbury so we could assemble the biggest squad of richly paid youth teamers in the world

  10. leon

    wenger talks a good game but so far over the past 4-5 years he not backed it up and quite frankly i cant see that changing

  11. incesc

    “We do not play for relegation. We have a good team, the best away team. We are top of the ‘top four’ league,” Wenger said.

    wengers going in to hyperspace this weekend

  12. Patthegooner

    Incesc, it really is embarrassing the shit he is coming out with.

    The man is fast becoming a laughing stock

  13. dennisdamenace

    “We do not play for relegation. We have a good team, the best away team. We are top of the ‘top four’ league,” Wenger said.

    Can put any of that lot in a trophy cabinet?

    Hey Wenger, no one gives a shit mate.

  14. incesc

    at least we know what gazidis’ crew do now. Sit around coming up with trophies like the top of the top four away games league!

    its hilarious

  15. dennisdamenace

    Seriously, who does he really think he impresses with such ‘grasping at straws’ type comments……?

  16. Sabeel

    And Wenger has confirmed that he is prepared to let some players leave who have not figured regularly this season.

    He said: “There will be some movement of players who have played less and who need to play.

    “Of course we will try to strengthen the squad again, but we want to keep the basis and the style we have.”

    Wenger added: “We are looking, analysing, talking to people.

    “We had a few important ones, but this [summer] will certainly be a big one on all fronts.”

  17. Skandibird

    yes, the AFC Ladies do it again (and again, and again) how many more trophies have the ‘Ladies’ now won compared to the current men’s AFC team? I watched most of the game and thought they were quite good, maybe Arsene should look at the team and ‘promote’ some into the 1st team? ha ha ha that would be a turn up…. mind you, maybe they could at least teach the boys how to keep a cool head, and win a trophy.

  18. Sabeel

    Skandi

    Dont buy Blackberry,it is just overrated and hyped.

    better buy HTC-desireHD or iphone`s or even Nokia E7.
    U Get many more features and good value for money than the hyped up blackberry

  19. Evan

    If Wenger signs the players we all want, im still guna struggle to like the guy. Interesting how Wenger SAF are talking about twitter, potentially banning players from using it, if only Wenger can be banned from interviews.

  20. dennisdamenace

    People, remember talk is cheap.

    We have been here so many times before. The “i have identified what we need/the supporters will be impressed with what they see/super super class players” etc etc etc.

    Talk is fucking cheap, just like Wenger’s transfer dealings.

    However, the true cost of these transfer dealings has been the throwing away of a very winnable league, and all he can do is actually brag about not fighting relegation ffs.

    How will everyone feel should we have yet another summer like we’ve had over the past two/three years?

  21. Sabeel

    Now we have to say 7 years without a trophy (On May 21st Vieira scored with his last kick as an Arsenal player as we beat Man Utd in the FA Cup finale)

  22. Evan

    Dennisdamenace

    I would say depressed, but i’m that already. I’d like to think Wenger is aware that the fringe players are not good enough based on him hardly playing them (Bendtner, Denilson, Chamakh) Will he sign super quality, i think the question is does he know the meaning?

  23. Skandibird

    sabeel, many thanks, will do. so many decisions and choices….. a bit like Arsene I expect…..

    heard Guillermo (or whatever his name is)on Talk Sport claiming no contact between Arsenal/Real Madrid and that as the President bought him, he doesn’t want to sell him, and Benzema wants to stay. Kaka wants to stay in Madrid, and is expected to. But, silly season upon us and many many more rumours to surface.

  24. dennisdamenace

    Seven years without a trophy is neither here nor there in the bigger scheme of things, it’s the abject failure when we’re in a position to push on that is actually the real worry.

    Couple that with the attitude of the players on the pitch, and the serious lack of accountability for the same failings time and time again, and you have a club which is lacking in leadership, drive and direction.

  25. Lurch LeRouge

    Man,

    Are you equating football philosophy to Islamist philosophy or Marxist philosophy?

    no, but by definition a subject is either esoteric or not, there aren’t shades of ‘esoterica’ – i’m not making any value comparisons at all, in fact its you imposing those comparisons on my argument at every opportunity to debase my perfectly valid point, and by doing so, not only do you amplify your apparent conceptual dyslexia but also your hypocrisy vis a vis allusions machiavellian.

    I simply Illustrated that football is an activity which is layered, complicated and reflects aspects of society and that is how the polemic occurs. The Tags are simply byproducts of this polemic. The rest of the ‘real’ bullshit was yours, but I entertained you by expounding on the subject to further illustrate your ignorance of the bigger picture.

    To buy or not to buy a football player is esoteric? Hahaha I enjoyed that one. Surely, these are musings of a bored mind.

    no ‘to buy or not to buy’ is an analogy to, ‘to be or not be’, an otherwise fundamental esoteric question amongst literary communities. I used it as colourful way to illustrate the philosophical nature of the conversations that subconsciously exist within the LeGrove Blog community, ergo the wider gooner blog community.

    After all, ‘to buy or not to buy’ is a recurring topic associated with AKB/DOOMERism which exists within the musings of this small specialist community with an unusual interest – an esoteric community by the way – if you don’t understand the definition of the term esoteric I suggest you refrain from using it in future, I say this because you fail to recognise statements alluring to esoteric discourse at every turn.

    Is there anything more simplistic than the terms AKB and Doomer? Calling them stupid is apt.

    Exactly the terms are simplistic which is why they are so efficient as signposts – they represent the poles of the gooner community – and theres a spectrum of opinion that resides between these poles. Suggesting they are ‘stupid’ is like saying the North & South poles are stupid because they are overly simplistic. Do you really want the definition of the geographical poles to define our geo-positional relevance in the space/time continuum!? oh Its not really North – its somewhere, east south east and 13.3 billions light years away from the big bang! All your doing is getting bogged down in the semantics of the definition because your offended by the fact that you were once an AKB (like me) and think theres now no definition that accurately defines you. As a result you’ll debase the entire reference system because you don’t see yourself adequately encapsulated by it

    On the one hand you say these AKB-doomer terms are divisive, thus, stimulate debate, but I proved they don’t.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    No it proves I like debate. If you like we could debate about the merits of apple booty women over onion booty women.
    It proves I have a sense of humour.
    It proves your cantankerousness

    You might like debate but your clearly incapable corralling the worms you spill after opening the can. My reference to ‘proof’ drew attention to the fact that you have proved nothing, which you still haven’t. Except we now have had it proved to us that you struggle to;

    1. think laterally
    2. recognise analogy
    3. indulge in hyperbole and hypocrisy.
    4. Conceptually dyslexic

    but yes I am probably cantankerous

  26. Sabeel

    We can only hope that Wenger is Not as mad as we think he is..and that he realises his mistakes this time around,and buys some quality players,which means paying top money …on one player if it requires..probably on hazard

  27. dennisdamenace

    Players come, and players go. Managers come, and managers go. But, it’s the whole working environment, the attitudes, the whole lack of accountability. This is the real damaging legacy of Wenger post 2004/5.

    I will highlight this observation from the Stoke game. One that has occurred so many times over the recent years that it is sickeningly worrying.

    After one of the many defensive fuckups, which this time resulted in yet another farcical goal. Not one player, senior or otherwise, offered words of rebuke or encouragement. No one vented their anger or frustration. No gee up, no adrenalin, no passion to at least take the perpetrator to task. To a man, they all turned about and sloped off towards the centre circle, as if nothing had happened.

    No leadership, no accountability.

  28. zeus

    urgen Klopp: Only Barcelona are better than Borussia Dortmund
    Boss is also adamant that, following Nuri Sahin’s move to Real Madrid, none of his other players want to leave the club after their title triumph

    Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp believes only Barcelona are a more attractive proposition for a player than the Bundesliga champions.

    The team surprised many by easing to the German title, the club’s seventh in their history and the first since the 2001-02 campaign.

    Klopp’s men will now take part in next season’s Champions League and face Europe’s elite clubs, including Barcelona who will be looking for glory in the competition when they face Manchester United in the final next weekend.

    “There are only a very few clubs, whose combination of team spirit, title chance and wages is better than ours,” the former Mainz coach told Suddeutsche Zeitung.

    “You can perhaps only leave BVB for five other teams in the world, if that. Outside of Barcelona, where everything is perfect, there is nowhere as attractive as Dortmund.”

    The tactician was speaking after playmaker Nuri Sahin chose to leave the club for Real Madrid this summer, a decision Klopp respects.

    “One must accept that [joining Madrid] was a childhood dream for Nuri,” he added.

    “Deep down, he has had the idea of playing a leading role for Real, Barcelona or Manchester United. He did not want to look back one day and regret not taking the chance.”

    Despite Sahin’s departure, Klopp believes he can keep the rest of his title-winning squad together for the assault on next season’s Champions League stating: “To make it absolutely clear, no other player wants away.”

    Dortmund have previously won Europe’s elite competition before, defeating Juventus 3-0 in 1997 to lift the trophy.

  29. dennisdamenace

    Evan says:
    May 21, 2011 at 18:10

    Dennisdamenace

    I would say depressed, but i’m that already. I’d like to think Wenger is aware that the fringe players are not good enough based on him hardly playing them (Bendtner, Denilson, Chamakh) Will he sign super quality, i think the question is does he know the meaning?

    Evan – Been there, seen it, got the fucking t-shirt mate. If i had a £1 for every Gooner that’s ever said “Wenger knows what’s needed, he will surely buy” at the end of the last three/four seasons, i’d be quite a wealthy boy.

    The truth is, he does know what is required, but HE chooses not to rectify the problems, believing and/or hoping his plug average, cheap versions of his previous teams will somehow come good.

  30. Lurch LeRouge

    so who’d like to discuss AW’s application of the ‘Nash Equilibrium’ in his footballing philosophy!

    😆

  31. leon

    i no idea who is comming but i suspect vela bretna delinson and almunia will leave but i think it may more than that

  32. Rohan

    I would although I fail to see who the hell the game players are?

    If it’s Arsene and other managers, putting my doomer hat on, Arsene’s probably not making the decision that is the best, just the decision that he “thinks” is the best. Massive difference.

    Not to mention, that without the benefit of hindsight, it is impossible to judge the best possible decision.

    If all this is meant as some sort of joke, I apologize for taking it all too seriously. 😀

  33. Rohan

    Although I guess, a big club paying over the odds for a star player of a small club could constitude a pseudo-Nash equilibrium in some’s eyes.

  34. Rohan

    All of this is assuming of course that there is some sort of transmission of information however imperfect between the 2 parties.

  35. 1886-2006

    A.F.C. Wimbledon, what a great story. Real dedication to their club by the true Dons fans.. Well done.

  36. Lurch LeRouge

    sorry rohan got called away

    it was a joke but a reasonable topic for convo Rohan.

    I’d say as an economist he uses game theory more than anyone. making most of his decisions based on the actions of his managerial opponents.

    I don’t think he’d identify his opponent as the manager of a small club, so that example would fall outside the equilibrium for that opponent no?

    Besides its pretty clear he’s hoping to have an advantage when FFP is improvised and its impossible to predict the full ramifications of it.

  37. Albo

    I’m so gutted I’ve not been raptured! Must have done too much coveting of my neighbour’s donkey or something…

  38. Man

    Lurch,

    Hahahaha *clap clap* that was quite entertaining. I agree, you certainly entertained me!

    I really can’t be bothered to copy and paste segments of the long piece of gibberish you have written.

    Your analogies are stupid, don’t make sense. The North-South divide completely irrelevant. I recognised the ‘to be or not to be’ but felt it was not applicable hence why I intentionally used ‘to buy or not to buy a footballer’. You weren’t being colourful at all just plain dense. Anyway, the debate has moved on from ‘to be or not be’. If you are in the literary circle you’d know that. You must be old.

    I have never been an AKB, unlike you, so your analysis is wrong, again!

    You are finding complexity where they do not exist. Worms were there aren’t any. Of course, we have to make value judgements, particularly, with regards to the subject we are talking about.

    I suspect the simple minded will be seduced by your verbose but those with any sense can see through it all! Try this for analogy, shit wrapped in expensive paper is still shit, however you present it. Get it?

    Esoteric can be ‘understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite.’ Whilst there might be relatively few people that use Arsenal blogs the topics discussed or the subjects discussed are in no way esoteric. Do you get it?

    If you knew the meaning of dyslexia or its causes then you would know that ‘conceptually dyslexic’ is gibberish. At least you are consistent.

    Perhaps, this excerpt summarises your approach,

    “Except we now have had it proved to us…”

    Your use of ‘we’ is quite telling. You are pandering to your imaginary audience. You are with your people fighting against the intruder defending its rites 🙂 It shows your state of mind. You are trying to entertain! Are you a failed entertainer or failed academic or you used to perform to an audience but don’t any longer? Judging by your posts I am not surprised you ‘failed’ – a lot of flash not enough substance. Maybe you feel like the big fish in the small pond eh! You are pathetic.

    I’ll let you breathe now 🙂

  39. dennisdamenace

    Dutchy – Yes, let’s look at the players we could’ve got last year, only to be bought by Real Madrid et al, while our erstwhile leader dithers, only to state in two years time how he could’ve bought all three for £4.50 and a bag o’ nuts……

  40. ilson gooner

    Arsenal ladies were awesome today. Well done ladies, you fully deserved the result today!!!

    Arsene take note!!!!!

    as for your comments “I have enough experience to know what is important and what is less than important. It will be difficult to find a coach who teaches me how to manage a football team.” Two responses to this

    1) You obviously dont know what is important as we have a defence as leaky as a sieve and WINNING FUCKING TROPHIES IS IMPORTANT YOU SENILE OLD FOOL!!

    2) You could look no further than VIC AKERS or Laura Harvey as at least they know how to win things!!

  41. Jerry

    Whilst stuck in poxy traffic today in central London, a flashy black blinged up Mercedes convertible pulled alongside. the first think I spotted was the cringeworthy wheels, they were black but had little jewels encrusted or stuck on them so they’d make a pretty pattern when moving. Kind of like a 6 year old girl does with her bicycle wheels. I looked up to see none other than the Chavs jon Obe Mickel at the wheel.

    They do say money can’t buy taste.What a cock he looked!

  42. Bolo

    “We do not play for relegation. We have a good team, the best away team. We are top of the ‘top four’ league,” Wenger said.

    Why would you come out with such a embarrassing statement? We need to move away from that ‘its the taking part that counts’ mentality. You play to win and nothing more. No more pussy mentality.

    “There will be some movement of players who have played less and who need to play.

    We’ve heard that shit every season. I really hope he is for real this season otherwise…hit the road Arsene, its time for a change.

    “Damn Homie, in high school you was the man, homie
    What the fuck happened to you?” (50 Cent – Wanksta)

    Arsene, what happened to you?

  43. Jerry

    Denilson out for £5M, Parker in for about the same and probably similar wages. Simple out and in which would give us a better player with better attitude and drive, like resigning Ray Parlour from the brewery.

  44. Jerry

    Why do people say Wenger built the invincible’s, he may have added an attacking midfield & frontline but the back 5 were already there ffs. Or am I missing something? He added Campbell and then within a couple of years the team peaked and was disbanded, he’s built a good team since but certainly not a winning team.

    Anyone know anything about this Argentinian lad? At 23 he’s at best a late developer, otherwise he’d have gone to Spain or Portugal by now surely. On the other hand he’s probably cheap and cheerful. Fingers crossed anyway.

  45. WTL Gazidis £1.7m Per Annum - Cause Hes Worth It!

    Sabeel you cunt!

    I am off to top myself now after that vid!

    hahahahahaha

  46. leon

    i realy love to see someone like scott parker but some how i just get the feeling wenger once again go for the cheap option its time for wenger to put some action behind his words

  47. zeus

    Ronaldo scores 40 goals for Madrid in a season a new record.

    Ade’s first goal infurites me. Ozil to Ade similar to Wilshere to Bendtner the cunt. Arrrrrrrrgggggg not over it.

  48. zeus

    Don’t get the Scott Parker thing. Yes he has the attitude and PL ability, but its all a bit Rvp on the injury front aint it?

    Which leaves us with Song only as has been the case the last 3 years. Someone better than Song and will last the season is needed.

  49. dennisdamenace

    1. Use Parker in the big games, and leave Song for the CC & FA Cup games.

    2. Using the RvP example then. Does that mean not getting Parker because he’s RvP like should mean we should be looking to offload RvP, becuase he’s RvP like in the injury front…….geddit?

  50. Gooby

    scott parker is 31 and a crock, it will never happen. He’s also on 85k and west ham want crazy money for him. Let him go to spuds.

    Get inhler/m’villa/fellaini/Rodwell

  51. zeus

    Gooby

    Hoping to get Inler as well. Xabi-esque with more steel.
    No one watched the real madrid video above, does the first Ade goal not an exact replica of the Bendtner chance vs Barca more or less?

  52. Albo

    Jerry says:
    May 21, 2011 at 20:25
    Why do people say Wenger built the invincible’s, he may have added an attacking midfield & frontline but the back 5 were already there ffs. Or am I missing something? He added Campbell and then within a couple of years the team peaked and was disbanded, he’s built a good team since but certainly not a winning team.
    ——————————————————————————

    You are indeed missing something. Any Arsenal fan would at least know who the Invincibles were! The core back 5 of the Invincibles was Lauren, Toure, Campbell and Cole and Lehmann – all brought in by Wenger. Keown was the only key man left over from the players Wenger inherited…

  53. Albo

    Re Parker, ACLF also made the very good point that if the argument is that we lacked mental strength and fight, it’s not as if Parker worked much magic with his team mates at West Ham in that area. After all, that squad was plenty talented enough to stay up and showed none of the passion and fighting spirit that was needed to do so. You could argue the situation the 2 squads are in is very similar (albeit at different ends of the table) – a very talented bunch of attacking players but an absence of winning mentality and confidence. Why should Parker be able to fix our situation when he couldn’t it for them?

    Of course, every team dynamic is different, and Parker might well be an excellent addition to our squad, but it’s still a point worth making when people are coming to the simplistic conclusion that ‘our midfield + Parker = trophies’.

  54. Arsene Nose Best

    well some people seem to think we only need 2-3 players,yeah right,and the fucking rest…

  55. zeus

    20m for Neymar anyone?

    Can’t wait for the Copa America in July. Messi, Banega, Di MAria vs Neymar, Pato and co.

  56. incesc

    bollocks albo

    parker played his heart out in a sinking ship, who at arsenal played their hearts out this year.

    this team needs a spark, i think parker could provide it.

    Flamini did it and he is half the player parker is.

    Scott parker would help us win home games against west brom, villa and so on.

  57. sixx pac

    Flamini is half the player Parker is? That’s bang out of order Incesc. One plays for Milan and just won Serie A and the other plays for West Ham and just got relegated.

  58. AlexV

    I think i know what wenger’s gonna do this summer…
    i am working with the assumptions that:
    1.Cesc goes to Barca with Afellay in exchange.
    2.Nasri and Clichy stay.
    3.Alvarez has already joined us.

    This should be the team then:
    Fabisanski/Sceczny

    Sagna Samba Vermaelen Clichy
    Eboue Koscielny Djourou Gibbs/Botelho

    Song Scott Parker
    Wilshire Diaby/Lansbury

    Nasri/Ramsey

    Walcott Van-Persie Gameiro
    Alvarez Chamakh Afellay/Arshavin

    Ins:
    Samba-10
    Kevin-10
    Scott-10

    Outs:
    Cesc – 35
    Denilson-5
    Rosicky- 5
    Bendtner-10
    Squillachi+Vela+Almunia=5

    Total Savings= 30 million pounds

  59. SUGA3

    yep, these two teams knocked the stuffing out of our season, it will feel soo much better knowing that it’s the relegation fodder that did it to us, eh?

    morning 😉

  60. Patthegooner

    Birmingham for breaking eduardo’s leg. I wonder what could have been. We would probably have won league that season, and flamini would have stayed and forged a solid partnership with Cesc. Maybe that was the day Wengers project failed.

    Blackburn, so we can get samba and jones on the cheap

  61. GoonerClive

    Thank fuck that is all over. What a shite season. Forty years I been a fan and honestly this has to go down as one of the very worst years.