St Totts day nears…

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Hull City this evening. Excellent news. I do wish miserable Arsenal fans would stop moaning that there’s a 16 point gap at the top of the league. We have 2 games in hand over

We have to win those two games. But now City are pulling away in second, there really is a fight on to make up the ground.

This season has represented progress. I have no idea why so many people are in denial about that. If we finish second and we win the FA Cup, that’s a big leap from last year. We’ve tackled injuries, we’ve tackled big game tactics and we have the most balanced side we’ve seen in years.

However, the season isn’t over. There’s still a big fight on this evening in Hull. We still have to turn up against the little teams.

They’ll be fired up and confident after beating Liverpool. If we’re not on our game, we could end up with some serious egg on our faces. No one needs that. Not on a bank holiday Monday.

I think the side probably picks itself at the moment. I feel like this could be a good game to bring Theo into the fold. It’s important to make sure our players are fresh for the FA Cup final and I think it’s important some of the fringe players feel comfortable and loved… because if there’s a big injury, you need them coming back into the frame in a solid state of mind.

I’d like to see WELBZ given a run out, show his mettle. He’s been a bit of a weird one. On the face of it, I’m not disappointed about his offering this year. I think he has a lot of talent. However, his productivity scores, are, well, very Welbeckesque. He’s either going to break into the next level of striker next year, or he’s going to sink in oblivion and irrelevance.

Good to hear Arsene Wenger talking down the work we’ll be doing in the summer. He’s talking about bringing the loan boys back into the fold. I’m not sure what to make of those comments. All the loan players are bombing at a the moment. Sanogo can’t get a start, the rest haven’t contributed much in the way of goals. I’d imagine we’ll be selling them on this summer.

We just need to focus on the middle of the park and potentially replacing Theo Walcott. I don’t think we need major surgery. We have a very big squad of players. We just need to add elite quality in the middle of the park. I’d like a new keeper, but I can’t see it happening unless he moves on Chezzer… but he won’t move on Chezzer if he’s on £90k a week like its rumoured. That boy will be sitting on the bench for a very long time if that’s the case.

Chelsea landed the league yesterday. Can’t know Jose. He came he saw he conquered… yet again. It was so easy for him this  year. Unbelievable work. I don’t like how they play, but I like how they just get the job done. Hats off and all that…

It’s also St Totts day this evening… well, if we get anymore than a point. They’ve been a bit quiet, haven’t they? Impressively easy this year. I do like their manager though, I think he’ll come good. So we need to make sure we’re always progressing.

Right, that’s me done. Have a bloody great day!

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  1. Dissenter

    “Bergkamp63May 4, 2015 20:21:02
    I just realised Giroud is playing ! LOL !”

    You missed his run off the ball, dragging the hull city defenders to give Ramsey his goal.

  2. Johnty79

    What Jamie carrager said about giroud last week was the truest thing ever .. He is a player that can’t make anything happen and relies on service from others.

    At Montpelier most of his goals come through tap ins.

    Not a bad player but not good enough for a top club.

    In one minute jack wilshere just showed why he is an injury waiting to happen…my god get rid of him and save 150k aweek.

  3. Joe

    I’m miserable? No I just the want the best for arsenal and wenger isn’t it.

    And all this talk of progress etc and jerking off over a victory over hull does not help.

    In my heart of hearts I know with a better manager we’d have won the league. What could of been this season if wenger bought a DM and CB

    Frustrated. Not miserable.

  4. Nasri's Mouth

    Ospina has improved his kicking so much. Gets so much more distance now.

    Weird how he didn’t learn that earlier in his career

  5. Thomas

    dazMay 4, 2015 20:30:45
    Why should wilshere change his game because defenders are to shit to time their tackles

    —–

    Because he keeps getting injured, Einstein.

  6. Johnty79

    Arsenal are a good little team…but you just get the feeling it’s not good enough to beat the top 4 teams…

    Heard Chelsea are signing kondogbia which will give them total midfield dominance next season

  7. Arsene's Nurse

    One thing is for sure, Wilshere coming on for Ramsey completely freezes Walcott out.

    I think he’ll go in the summer.

  8. Arsene's Nurse

    That has to be hand ball – it stopped the ball going in the net.

    Should have been a penalty.

  9. Bergkamp63

    Giroud does nothing for virtually the entire game and Theo get only 5 mins ?

    Is he going or what !

  10. Johnty79

    As any one elsea heard the rumour that coqelan has signed for another club…

    His deal ends in the summer and there has been no talk of a renewal..how embarrassing if he does indeed leave..

    Don’t buy the wilshere cameo sell for 20m to city or Liverpool.

  11. gonsterous

    I think Wenger may get a natural left winger and put Sanchez on the right.. wally will be let go unless Wenger decides to play him up top.. which is unlikely !!

  12. daz

    ThomasMay 4, 2015 20:36:35
    dazMay 4, 2015 20:30:45
    Why should wilshere change his game because defenders are to shit to time their tackles—–Because he keeps getting injured, Einstein.

    It was a retourical question Einstein
    As in I think its a shame a talent should have to curb his talent due to big lumps hacking him down

    Alright dickhead

  13. goona

    Made to love magic….Wtf are you watching?……I’m sure you believe well win the league next year?….Hull are utter shit . How many chances have we created in the second half? The teams movement off the ball is utter shite….yes we may win but it’s far from convincing. ….oh and for us to win the champions league?……or even to compete?…….

  14. Arsene's Nurse

    Sanchez you greedy twat. Cazorla MotM for me. His passing and vision has been sublime.

  15. Thomas

    “His deal ends in the summer and there has been no talk of a renewal..how embarrassing if he does indeed leave..”

    He should toto show Wenger up.

  16. Wallace

    nice! that should mean 3rd at the very least. some excellent attacking performances.

    must have been at least 4 yellow card challenges from Meyler in that 2nd half.

  17. Keyser

    Yeah you can blame him, it’s these sorts of games with less pressure, we build on the understandings for the bigger games.

  18. Nasri's Mouth

    Could have scored more tonight, but we played some really lovely stuff. Some wonderful passing from half the team.

  19. Cesc Appeal

    Ozil is a delight to watch right now, great display from him, not just passing but his dribbling and effort off the ball

  20. bennydevito

    Coq signed a new deal with us in February, he’s not going to westbrom – is that a joke I’ve missed or something?

  21. Wallace

    that’s also Champions League qualification wrapped up again unless Liverpool score about 25 their last 3 games.

  22. kwik fit

    Ozil wasn’t fit at the start of the season but he certainly is now . He is some player. We are lucky to have Ozil/Sanchez and Diaby in the same squad.

  23. Thomas

    “May Maureen neefs to learn frm Wenger how football is played.”

    ________________

    Yeah take it from a manager who hasn’t won the league in over a decade.

    lolololololol

  24. Keyser

    We weren’t that good, Hull really were poor, but like all season you can see the potential.

    We actually have a squad, bench, and there were two passing moves in the second half, if finished, would’ve been as good as maybe Wilshere’s Norwich goal.

  25. Wallace

    “I think Arsenal need a world class keeper. If they get that keeper in who wins games for them by saving those goals, I think Arsenal could be a Championship-winning team.”

    – Phil Neville

    i have no idea why i use the bbc football website so much. their pundits are utter guff.

  26. Nasri's Mouth

    @Cesc Appeal

    Ozil and Cazorla were a joy to watch tonight. Both brilliant I thought

    And I loved Koscielny’s performance too, quietly went about it, and got his positioning spot on

  27. Cesc Appeal

    kwik

    It also didn’t help that he was shunted out wide left, he has licence to do what he wants now, noticed he comes deeper a lot more now to pick up the ball.

    He’s playing excellently right now, that touch with the back his boot to lay it on for Sanchez when he sprinting forward second half…jeez!

  28. salparadisenyc

    Not sure about MOTM

    Cazorla completed 100 of his 106 attempted passes, created four chances overall with 100% dribbling completion rate.

    Coq was 6 for 6 in tackles w/ 3 interception.

    Sanchez scored 2x

    Rambo scored and assisted on Sanchez 2nd.

    My MOTM is likely Joe for weathering the storm and pointing out the mundane;
    were still not good enough and enjoying a victory at this stage of the season is strictly forbidden on any level. Henceforth we shall sit crossed legged and whip ourselves with whatever means we’ve at our disposal. I want you’re person HURTING.

  29. Cesc Appeal

    NM

    Yeah, I thought Cazorla was really good at picking a long, switch ball under pressure tonight, found Bellerin/Ramsey/Sanchez a lot tonight from deep when surrounded.

    Ozil was just great to watch tonight, just class.

    I agree, Kozz was brilliant tonight, his anticipation is brilliant, I really hope he and Gabriel can build a rapport, because we could press teams to death and put ourselves on the front foot quickly in games with those two.

    Bellerin, Gabriel and Kozz as well, one of the fastest back lines going with those three.

  30. Keyser

    “Ozil wasn’t fit at the start of the season but he certainly is now ”

    Exactly.

    Neville muppet, Terry wouldn’t survive in this team.

  31. northern gooner

    Nasri.

    Thanks pal.

    Good performance all round tonight. Still think ramsey gives the ball away to much but he took his goal well.

  32. Wallace

    Man Utd away sandwiched in between home games against Swansea, Sunderland and West Brom….would be surprised if we don’t make 2nd.

  33. MidwestGun

    Sal –
    Ha ha. …… .. there will be no joy. You can celebrate a win… when I say you can celebrate.

    Damn… reminds me of my ex-wife. Joyless wench. …. except when it came to charging shit on the plastic.

    Motm Sanchez for winning me $50.

  34. Nasri's Mouth

    Wenger got asked about his “might have to revise my plans in the summer” quote

    “just to get out of a tricky question in a press conference maybe”

  35. Nasri's Mouth

    Lukas-Podolski.com @Podolski10 · 3m 3 minutes ago
    #HappyStTotteringhamsDay

    He’s coming back guys!!!

  36. Keyser

    Not too bothered by second, as long as we play well, I don’t think we can rely on that performance away to United or at Wembley against Villa.

  37. Keyser

    Those passing moves that break down, Sanchez’s moment of selfishness, those need to be converted, if we’re completely clinical in those moments we can better control all the other moments during a game.

    Once Hull scored we did shut them down well.

  38. Joe

    Some of you are too funny.

    Good win. That’s it

    Is it going to change who wins the league? No?

    Does it have anything to do with how we will play next season?no

    Was it 17th place hull? Yes.

    Was it 4 games from end of the season with nothing left to play for ? Yes

    Sorry, end of season apathy. Of another “what if” season. Enjoy it all you want. I’m looking at another season in 10 without league title.

    But then again you are all way better supporters than me

    And again I ask. Midwest, Wallace, sal. How many games you actually been to?

  39. Nasri's Mouth

    Poor old Joe, nothing to look forward to except a sad lonely death in a damp bedsit without being able to afford a £10 handjob from old Annie

  40. kwik fit

    NM

    Never fear Redruth would give him one for a fiver . That’s her giving him a fiver for the pleasure 😉

  41. MidwestGun

    Lol. Joe… just giving you shit, bro. I’ve been to 2 in person. I don’t consider that an indicator of fandam considering I live 6000 miles away, not bad, tho.
    I wasn’t questioning your support, just don’t live my life in doomer mode 24/7.

  42. gnarleygeorge9

    Happy St Totteringhams Day ………………..AGAIN to you all 😆

    I’m a bit outa the loop lately, but I like to take time out to celebrate one of more festive days that is such a long standing English tradition.

  43. Wallace

    Joe

    we’ve won something like 18 of our last 22 league games, and 26 out of 30 in all competitions. i think you’ve got to be a pretty miserable f*cker to be crapping all over being 3-0 up away from home at HT in the Premier League.

  44. Cesc Appeal

    ‘considering I live 6000 miles away’

    That’s why they invented planes MidWest, jeesh 😉

  45. Nasri's Mouth

    Keyser: Once Hull scored we did shut them down well

    Yeah, there was a 5 min period where they had their tails up and the crowd woke up, and then it was back to us.

    I’ve lost count of the number of games in that situation where we’d have been up against it right till the end

  46. salparadisenyc

    I’m not to bothered by 2nd or 3rd… i’ll be pleased to not have to live another Besiktas in August.

    Somethings stirring with this squad… lets hope Wenger makes the right 2-3 signings this summer. The competition for place is great, saw it in Wilshire tonight.

    Although Walcott looks defeated.

  47. Joe

    Doomer

    Nope just sick of hearing shit from
    Man U, city, Chelsea supporter mates for the last 10 years. Frustrated with the ineptude of wenger

    So sorry if I’m sick of wengers mistakes costing us another title this season.

    So yes beating hull in game 34 means not much to me as the league is over bar the dead rubber matches. 4th is guaranteed

  48. MidwestGun

    Cesc –
    Ok… deal.. you got a couch, I can stay on? Haha Either that or N5’s cousin needs to answer my letters. 🙁

    I do have a bit of the Bergkamp flying phobia too. Never used to bother me.. til I got old.

  49. Joe

    And Wallace

    Winning all those matches once the league was out of reach won us what exactly? Still no league title

    Out of the CL in the round of 16 to a crap Monaco side.

    Out of the league cup.

    Do you want a cup for most wins since jan trophy.

    It all means naught come game 38 unless you have the league trophy in your hand

  50. Joe

    You play in the league to win it.

    You could 37 matches while the league winners win 38. Still not league champs. Be a great story but still in 2nd place

    We won all those matches yet not even close to Chelsea for the title

  51. Cesc Appeal

    MidWest

    Stalking is never the answer MidWest.

    I don’t know what a couch is, I have a sofa if that is any good ? 😉

  52. Joe

    And when wenger bring back sanago and no one else this summer based in winning 18 out of whatever last matches then we will see how happy you all are.

  53. salparadisenyc

    “And again I ask. Midwest, Wallace, sal. How many games you actually been to?”

    I must of missed this Joe.. i’ve only been to City at the Emirates this season.
    Not ideal buddy but thats what living abroad gets you.

  54. Nasri's Mouth

    Does anyone know where Joe lives ?

    I’m worried about him, I’m not sure he should be on his own at the moment

  55. MidwestGun

    CA –
    Lol. Sofa? Oh ya thats like an English couch. 😀

    I keep hoping Kroenke gets off his silent ass and has a preseason match in the stadium he has 90 miles away then y’all can visit. But he seems obssessed with the Far East market.

  56. Keyser

    “I’m worried about him, I’m not sure he should be on his own at the moment”

    Fuck, what if he’s stuck in SDE’s basement like you were, we’d have to send Seal Team 6 in again.

    Even then we’d have to convince them it was in his best interests.

    He sounds like SDE’s properly penetrated his anal cavity.

  57. Le Prof

    Joe…turns out he’s a fucking Canadian, unable to enjoy the journey of the highs and lows supporting the Gooners.

    It’s a sad story that he can’t take shit from his friends who support other teams…would you like a tissue?

  58. Joe

    Nasri.

    Sorry you could only win 36

    While league winners 38

    And don’t worry about me sunshine. I have a lot more in life than you will ever have.

    Keyser,

    Is not the journey to win the title? We are arsenal. Not Tottenham. We should compete for the title every season.

    You should support Tottenham if you don’t care about the end result and only worry about the journey

    We should be. Competing every season. Not coming 10 points back.

  59. Joe

    My first match was arsenal Man U in 98

    Last one being Fulham arsenal at craven cottage 2 seasons ago with my 9 month old son.

  60. Al

    We really are a great striker away from really competing seriously.

    Really hope we are looking in that area

  61. Cesc Appeal

    MidWest

    The Mail did a great article on the various Twitter hits for clubs around the world, US is saturated with Arsenal supporters it seems, as is France and most of central and Eastern Europe, Australia as well and the majority of Africa.

    We’re breaking into the Far East steadily, United still seems to have a lot of central Asia, but we’re creeping up on them.

    Bit strange, but maybe that’s why the focus is on the Far East? I’m not an economist or anything, but I would think the golden goose would be China?

  62. Keyser

    Joe – ARSENAL have never won the Champions League.

    ARSENAL have won 13 League titles in their entire history, you really are quite deluded.

  63. Nasri's Mouth

    Joe: And don’t worry about me sunshine. I have a lot more in life than you will ever have.

    Now I know your life is so much fulfilling that mine, I can relax

    Phew!

  64. MidwestGun

    Cesc –
    Ya,, I remember seeing that and the lit up twitter hits during the last FA Cup
    final. There is a pretty big supporters group in most all the major cities here. I’m about 90 miles away from nearest group. I believe Pedro has met a few of them on his visits to St. Louis.
    If I owned a Premier League team I would want them to at least tour my home country once in awhile , but it’s freakin Kroenke. But ya I’d imagine if China has a tv feed for the matches it would be a huge market.

  65. Santos

    Nice we won. If we finish well , it would give us a good preseason and the team chemistry would improve. Time to win the league next year. We are slowly doing a Liverpool.

  66. Keyser

    It’s not banter, it’s people killing braincells to converse with you.

    You’re supposed to be an Arsenal fan you pleb, how are you any different.

    Pedro should really just start banning trolls.

  67. Sukky

    A poor 2nd half to be honest.
    Sanchez greedy
    Ozil classy
    Carzola superb
    Ramsey was ramsey
    Giroud quite
    Walcott and Rosicky are gooner
    Wilshere dumb
    Wenger still clueless

  68. Joe

    Keyser

    You should be banned for trolling

    Someone has a different view than you and you want them banned

    Grow up wanker