Arsenal must take 3 points at Wolves | Mertesacker going nowhere | Yossi decision soon

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Wolverhampton Petrol Garage

Wednesday is here and we have a very important match to deal with all the way up in the midlands at a place called Wolverhampton. Quite literally, one of the worst places I’ve ever been. Outside Merseyside, there aren’t many places that refuse to let me pump petrol before I pay. Wolverhampton was one of those places. They wouldn’t even unlock the door at 0730 in the morning. I had to have my Ginsters curried steak slice passed through a caged window.

Anyway, the football team used to reflect the place. Nasty, agressive and oh so classy. However, Jez Moxley took it upon himself to sack the man keeping them afloat and in his wisdom, he decided to do it without finding a replacement. So, Wolves are rooted to the bottom of the league, the caretaker manager hasn’t a clue and it’s looking pretty certain they’ll be relegated.

Like I said yesterday, it would be a total shock if we didn’t come away with the points. We have plenty of players in form and I’d say we’ve probably taken a second wind of momentum after putting City to the sword at the weekend.

Injury news is looking ok. The biggest loss we have to the team is Koscielny. He’s out with a two match suspension. JD will step into his shoes and I’m sure he’ll do a great job. The last two times he’s had to step in, we’ve won. There’s a good defender in there somewhere, we just don’t see it when he’s stuck out at right back. Gibbs is out with a fatigued groin. It’s not unsurprising. What’s surprising is he isn’t out for 6 weeks. Santos will step into the fold. Gervinho is out with an ankle problem as well.

I’m not sure what the coach will do today. Most of us are eager to see Chamblerlain come in and show what he’s got. The boss doesn’t seem too keen. Is part of his mindset around that warding off the interest of the England manager? I hope not. Still, when the team plays as well as it does when we have all the old boys playing, why take a risk?

We don’t need explosive creativity today. What we need is a hard fought performance and desire by the bucket load. If we win the next two games, you’d have to say that 3rd place is looking as good as sealed. We simply MUST win tonight. There can be no excuses. Wolves are the whipping boys of the league. If we lose tonight… we might as well have drawn the last 3 games. We have to make picking up 3 bonus points against City count.

Arteta has the right idea and I’ve no doubt the youngsters will be looking to him to lead the way this evening.

“We’ve put in a big effort, we are in a strong position now and we don’t want to waste it. We had a setback at QPR and it says a lot for our spirit that we came straight back.

“Everyone was saying we were in trouble again because Newcastle look really strong, Chelsea have been winning and I’m sure they’ll be there until the end.

“I don’t think it will be easy, we have some good examples this year when we have dropped points against teams near the bottom.

“We have to go there with the right mentality and the right approach and sense of pride. When you’re playing away from home there are no easy games in the Premier League.”

Bang on my friend… we need to make sure the complaceny monster stays in the dressing room today.

The manager took time out to praise Sagna. He’s often an unsung hero in the side. What I love about him is that you get the same level of commitment in every game from him. He flies into tackles, he has a tremendous amounts of pace and he seems to have a lot of love for the club.

“I must say with the right back position I have been quite lucky because we had Lee Dixon when I arrived, then Lauren, and Sagna afterwards. They have all been real winners and extremely consistent. On that front we were very lucky.

“They are all real battlers, they are ready to die to win. All these players have been inspirational for everybody because their physical level, commitment, intelligence and desire to win is all there.”

I was also told on a personal level from someone who works with him on the charity front that he’s one of the nicest footballers to work with. He never asks for anything and always wants to do whatever he can to help. Let’s hope we have a rocket performance from him this evening!

There’s a lot of online rage about Balotelli and his lack of a suspension today. I can’t be bothered to get into it too deeply. He won’t play for City again this season, he’s ruined his career to a degree. I don’t know why people are constantly shocked at the ineptitude of the FA. Until they start ruling using common sense, we’ll always end up with decisions like yesterdays. I do find it amusing that you’re more likely to get in trouble for a bit of bad language than you are over breaking someone’s leg. Where is the sense in that? If you break someone’s leg in Sunday League in the Uk, you can find yourself in court and jailed. That’s how serious it is… Anyway, we’ve more important things to deal with.

Two final things to talk over.

Wenger said Yossi gives balance to the side and he’ll decide on his future at the end of the year. He said it’s a global decision because he has many players out on loan. I think age probably comes into it and possibly players he’s looking to sign from elsewhere. He’s a top player, I’d be disappointed if he had to make way because we had to bring back an average loanee.

Second story. Bild reported that Mertesacker would be returning early. Wenger reported that he’s in Germany running, but not kicking a ball yet. He’s fine though. Also, there have been a number of reports indicating he’s being shipped out in the summer. Now, I haven’t had a catch up with Pam in a while, but everything I’ve heard about the German is glowing. He’s an absolute top professional. He’s loved by everyone and he gets involved in arranging social events outside of the captain. I’d be shocked if Wenger shipped on a defender who gives us something we’ve never had at the back… height.

Right, that’s it for today, enjoy the game if your’e heading up there, good luck with your illegal stream if you’re not!

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685 Responses to “Arsenal must take 3 points at Wolves | Mertesacker going nowhere | Yossi decision soon”

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  1. gambon


    Admit it the refs hate UTD, they have been cheated…..just like when Newcastle got a penalty!!!


  2. useroz

    Ramsey was so fucking slow and could not see passes when they begged for it and guess what… a back pass and almost lost it too… Pure rubbish

  3. BillikenGooner

    We’ve had a man advantage for nearly 40 mins and have 6 shots?

    There is a difference between having the hand break on and just being sad.

  4. incesc

    the thing about ramsey is him and ox are our 2 fringe players and the ox has been the better player when hes played.

    not really sure about wengers selection as usual.

    dont really wanna see ramsey get chased out by his own fans though after the last couple of years hes had.

    uuunbelievable save!!!!!

  5. David Andreassen

    CMON FFS, DO SOMETHING!!! Has anyone checked so that they’re rly only 10 men left…looks like we are the ones with one man down… Can’t believe Wengers ability to sit on his Arse watching a train wreck in the making

  6. David Andreassen

    Ricky…can’t even read you know who’s name without feelin physically ill, rather be compared to a mass murderer than that guy…ramsey is shit atm, but the name you’re so easily throwing around is another ball park…or perhaps more like a different universe

  7. Negation

    How come the fans haven’t made up a song about Wenger doing what he wants?

    It’s not about Ramsey being rubbish, it’s about giving someone else the chance if he’s not playing well, which should motivate the under-peforming player to improve and the players on the bench ( who should be dying to replace him) to work harder for their chance to get in the game.

    Wenger does not learn from mistakes. First Bendtner, then Arshavin.

  8. Dutchman

    Unbelievable that Ramsey is starting games at the wing when we have the ox.
    What the fuc is that, wenger??!!! Fucking wanker! No matter that we are 3-0 up. That decision is just soo fucing stubborn, to prove everyone wrong that ramsey can play on the wing….. Pfff, wenger, just go. Chamberlain is ten times the player ramsey will ever be… and ramsey is not even a winger….

  9. David Andreassen

    Dutchman – hahaha, if your going to give bullshit criticism, atleast get your facts straight or otherwise just write wenger out n be done with it… FYI Ramsey hasn’t played winger at all today

  10. Doo Woop

    ramsey is like a fucking diva

    he is always trying some more complicated, intricate passing, or michael jackson moving

    instead, he should be keeping it simple, stupid

  11. The Legend That Is Dennis Bergkamp

    All leading teams tonight have scored 3 or more goals…come on Wigan your letting the side down !!!

  12. David Andreassen

    Hahahaha, Ramsey doesn’t need training..he needs a priest. There’s no way anyone can ever suck taht much un front of goal..there must be a curse or something that need to be exorcised

  13. useroz

    Idiot …manu cunts dive and we don’t but you (ramsey) got tripped and should have at least stayed down!!!

  14. Arsene's Nurse

    Well we are now 7 pts ahead of Chelsea and 5 ahead of 4th and 5th. I think any of us would have taken that last September.

    3rd is ours to lose.

  15. useroz

    Fuck off ramsey … Why should people give you the ball??? Stop asking for it…you did nothing to warrant it

  16. incesc

    great game, great performance after sunday. Made sure of it in the first half.

    ramsey motm, ran tirelessly all game despite being out of form.

    are you watching spurs, fucking chokers

  17. David Andreassen

    Wigan’s gonna make it, perhaps they’ll settle for the 3 points and let us have the next 3. Funny expression in every whitle from the Manure players, they rly can’t believe this

  18. Leedsgunner

    Frustrating… where is the killer instinct — glad we are winning but we should have shipped a boatload past Hennesy today esp with a man up. Rosicky should have come on with AOC IMO. Ramsey looks leggy at best. Good win. Come on Wigan!

  19. arsenal1886-2006

    gambonApril 11, 2012 20:52:51
    “Ramsey’s run the most distance out of all the arsenal players”OK, lets buy Paula Radcliffe.


  20. gambon

    Ramsey should go on loan to fucking Aldershot.

    He is nowhere near Arsenal class, nowhere near.

    Wenger probably writing up his new contract as we speak!

  21. patthegooner

    3 goals, 3 points and a clean sheet.

    5 points clear of 4th, 7 clear of Chelsea

    How can anybody not be happy with that??

    Sure we could probably have gone for the kill and scored more, but it is late in the season so I will take a comfortable runout with a game run given that tougher fixtures lie ahead.

    Well done Arsenal, keep this up and beat Wigan then the Chavs and we will be 11 ahead of the Spuds before they play again.


  22. Keyser

    heh, guess the performance does matter, Fergie obviously gave Wenger his blueprint for beating Wolves, struggle to break them down, get them to get a player sent off then pass it about until the whistle goes.

    Ref actually felt sorry for them.

  23. arsenal1886-2006

    5/10 fairly poor rating but the lack of urgency was the killer for me. Way too slow in the build up play made the game pretty tedious to watch, not a great spectacle but 3 points in the bag i suppose.

  24. Radio Raheem

    DA, I think they’ll be brimming with confidence so it should make for a better match than today’s

  25. The Legend That Is Dennis Bergkamp

    useroz April 11, 2012 21:38:44

    Shocking… Should have gone for 5 or more in this game
    – –
    Agreed. More goals breeds more confidence…

  26. Keyser

    Did Man United win ? Should have, crap team like Wigan if they didn’t it shows they don’t have title credentials…


  27. gambon


    Yeah i would loan him for a season.

    Sign Benayoun up as cover for his role.

    He deserves a chance to show what he can do, but not in our team right now. We should 100% be after the title next season, and cant afford such flawed players.

  28. Nin

    what’s with the Ramsey bashing. he’s a top talent just going through a shit spell. being played out of his favoured position. he’s young but he will be a top player.
    also fucking lay off the racist names, ie; chink and yid. I don’t associate thick fucking racists for gooners.

  29. Keyser

    Paul Mc Daid – We probably see some changes for our next game, so just let them run out and see who’s more fatigued for our hime game.

  30. The Legend That Is Dennis Bergkamp

    Great to see St Totteringham’s Day being mentioned on the BBC Live Football
    update section…haha ! The date is looming ever closer. MIND THE FUCKING GAP SPUD CUNTS !!!!

  31. Mayank

    “Come on Wenger put Ryan Shawcross on, put Ramsey out of his misery.”

    Fuck right off even if you are going for ‘comedy’ as you perceive it.

  32. gambon


    Ref let wigan score a dodgy goal and refused UTD a blatant pen!

    Oh dear, how are you gonna explain that away?! Your whole reason to exist has gone.

  33. BillikenGooner

    Wigan was due some points back, so the league just asked Fergie to bite the bullet and take one for the team in return for all the favors he’s received over the years.

    They have assured him they will get him these points back before the end of the season.