The three reasons Lacazette is failing

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Arsenal host Bournemouth for the second time this season after a comfortable spanking at the Emirates earlier in the season. One of the players on the teamsheet that day was our most expensive signing ever… Lacazette.

Extra focus has fallen on his fragile shoulders because, well, you know, he’s not fu*king scoring. He hasn’t found the net in 8 games. The Frenchman came over with a goal a game kinda record – 4 in his first 6 felt like he’d find that kind of form with us – now he’s staring at a very rough 4 in 17. For a player of that price tag, it’s simply not good enough.

Arsene Wenger did his best to ensure he covered a whole plethora of potential reasons his star man hasn’t been performing.

Language.

“It’s a difficult period because the family comes over and it’s a bit less football-orientated,”

“I think the fact he lives here with French players and can speak French when needed, and that Lyon is not too far, is OK. But the first six months are always difficult.”

Physicality.

“The physical pressure on strikers in England has become absolutely massive,”

“The physical demands and the intensity in the challenges is much bigger than in France. In England, you play against teams who are organised and can physically cope with 90 minutes’ intensity. The defenders are much quicker than before. They are all athletes now at the back.”

Mentality.

“The body needs to get used to it; the mind, as well,”

Just, you know, being a Lyon player.

“They don’t like to move away, usually. They produce their own players, the players who grew up around Lyon, like Fekir, Lacazette, Gonalons. They usually like to stay there. I did not know whether they wanted to move or not. It is a very specific French player at Lyon.”

More physicality.

“In France, you go down and it’s a free-kick. In England, you go down and it’s no free-kick. That is much more difficult for the striker to get used to. I think he resists better.”

Quite the list. The one about Lyon players not wanting to move is baffling when you consider how exceptional Jean-Michel Aulas has been at selling players consistently for vast sums over the years. Not sure how a self-proclaimed selling club could exist if they weren’t flogging talent.

Anyway, the long and short of it is Wenger signed a player who didn’t look a fit for the Premier League from a physical standpoint, now he’s telling us it’s tough for him.

I hope it comes good for Lacazette, I really like him as a player. He works hard, he’s very good at winning the ball from the front, and on his day he finds the right spaces and he’s very instinctive. I think he’d work well with a partner in crime, someone who could do the dirty work for him when it’s an overly tough game. I can’t imagine there’s any chance of Wenger looking to tweak the way we play to suit the skill set of a player though.

Our options aren’t looking great tomorrow. No Sanchez or Ozil for obvious reasons. Kolasinac, Koscielny and Monreal are doubts in defence. Giroud is out with a hamstring.

Jack Wilshere is fit, which is fantastic news, and I’m assuming Aaron Ramsey makes a return, likely on the bench.

It’s hard to know which Arsenal are going to show up. If it’s the one that played with discipline and purpose at Chelsea, it’s likely we’ll be in pretty good shape. If it’s the team that turned up away at Nottingham Forest, we’re in a world of trouble.

I always think Eddie Howe has half an eye on impressing the board at Arsenal in these games (bit like O’leary), so you’ll know his team are going to be pumped for the occasion. Any sort of switch off will be punished, as we’ve seen before. We really can’t affort to take the foot off the gas because top 4 is getting harder and harder as the weeks go past and our results continue to flatline.

Before I go, the Ozil and Sanchez story is getting more and more depressing. As it stands, it’s the two Manchester clubs brokering some ‘who will blink’ shit on Sanchez. The noise is hotting up that United are going to come through with numbers that Manchester City can’t stomach. Even worse? United are being heavily linked with Mesut Ozil. If anything has been good at Arsenal over the last few years with us, it’s watching those two rip it up together. The thought of them reuniting under Jose is a kicker.

Remember when the sycophants were saying Ozil and Sanchez were waiting on Wenger to see if they’d sign on? As I said at the time, top players like that are waiting to see if he signs on so they can make plans to leave. Great players don’t want to waste their careers under a man who can’t take them to the promised land of Premier League titles and Champions League medals. If you didn’t see that coming, well, read more Le Grove.

Right, that’s me done.

We’re rolling with another Facebook Live podcast that’ll air at 0600pm UK time (0100 EST). Tune in if you can, would be great to get your reactions to the game and bang them in the podcast if they’re exactly the same as what I think.

Enjoy the game. Also, take a read of yesterday’s post on the direction Arsenal seem to be taking the managerial decision.

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  1. Bamford10

    Ox with a smart ball through for the assist. Kid is playing well. I guess he just needed to play for a proper manager.

    Liverpool dominating City. Where are those clowns who told us that Klopp wasn’t better than Wenger? Fucking morons. God, I love being right.

    Another fantastic goal for Liverpool. 3-1, Liverpool.

    Wenger fucking out.

  2. Marko

    To think we could have signed up that front 3 had Wenger not been Wenger. Could have signed Salah from Roma were even linked with him back at Basel. Could have gotten Firmino from Hoffenheim I remember WE wanted him signed. Should have signed Mane from Southampton got lambasted for saying I thought he was better than Mahrez. Instead we’ve been hoodwinked into thinking Walcott was always a good enough option and now Welbeck and Iwobi we simply can’t find better players.

  3. Dissenter

    Best game of the season…by a mile.
    Liverpool playing with price and aggression. City will have their first loss today.
    We can’t praised Liverpool though, they haven’t won recent fa cups or charity cups.

  4. DaleDaGooner

    This is how to assemble an attack……no wonder Ivan had enough of Wenger doing transfers and Dick head negotiating

  5. raptora

    Lol at Bamford. Klopp is Wenger MK II, just that Wenger decided to hit new unseen lows. He is a better manager at the moment. Has zero chance of winning the league ever alright.

  6. Masterstroke

    Outplayed by a team with a ground capacity of thirteen & a half thousand. Division One support and they make us look Division Two with our sixty plus thousand.

  7. Dissenter

    Marko
    “Could have gotten Firmino from Hoffenheim I remember WE wanted him signed.”

    I remember WE writing about Firminio over and over again.

  8. Ishola70

    lol Liverpool beating City just confirms now beyond any doubt that top four is null and void.

    Europa League or bust lol.

    And Wenger will have to go all in on the Europa League now starting with the Swedish team so expect Arsenal to falter plenty of times now in the league until the season’s end. Just like United last season in the league.

    The gap in points between Arsenal and Spurs come the end of the season could well be very embarrassing.

  9. DaleDaGooner

    “Liverpool dominating City. Where are those clowns who told us that Klopp wasn’t better than Wenger? Fucking morons. God, I love being right“

    1. Have we forgotten Ox and conplaying lights out in games for Arsenal? Did it change us declining ?

    2. All about being right….what’s the word for that?

  10. steve

    The problem is this will overshadow what a descipicle cunt Wenger is. The Akbs will celebrate this like a trophy for Arsenal.

  11. DaleDaGooner

    “Lol at Bamford. Klopp is Wenger MK II, just that Wenger decided to hit new unseen lows. He is a better manager at the moment. Has zero chance of winning the league ever alright.”

    Well said raptora

  12. Frankie Coffeecakes

    You have to know that Wenger will of course mention that he could have signed pretty much anyone. The list is impressive – also shows the failure that he is in scouting talent.

  13. Bamford10

    Raptora

    The Klopp = Wenger II is one of the laziest, emptiest and dumbest takes ever offered here.

    Klopp has his blindspots, but unlike Wenger, he does tactics, he instructs, he teaches organization, and he coaches both sides of the ball.

    Fuck off with that brain dead take.

  14. DaleDaGooner

    Ozil actually hampers is as an attacker, Sanchez is the loss, Ozil isn’t. Said it back then Higuain was the big miss Ozil was not needed.

  15. raptora

    If this City team cannot replicate what the Invincibles did, it will take some years for it to happen again. Waiting to hear how there were two teams back then and atm it’s way harder.

  16. Samesong

    Klopp has his blindspots, but unlike Wenger, he does tactics, he instructs, he teaches organization, and he coaches both sides of the ball.

    Agree 100% with Bamford there.

  17. TR7

    Finally people will realize how good Salah, Mane and Firmino are. Undeservedly Coutinho often walked away with all the accolades and praise.

  18. E54_

    Van dyke aint even playing… Klopp is building a machine!

    The league table looks absolutely disgusting.. I’m disgusted.

  19. Bamford10

    Dale is another dipshit who has no insight into the game whatsoever, has defended or run interference for Wenger for years, and was probably a shamefaced AKB even a few months ago.

    Another poster whose take on anything football is absolutely worthless.

  20. Samesong

    While Liverpool want to score more goals we would just settle on 4 and probably give Citeh a couple near the end.

  21. Ishola70

    steve
    “The problem is this will overshadow what a descipicle cunt Wenger is. The Akbs will celebrate this like a trophy for Arsenal.”

    What? In relation to what happened years ago to what is happening today? Would just sum up the fvcked up mentality of some of the fanbase.

    In fact it would perfectly illustrate the problem at the club.

  22. E54_

    Liverpool just shot a £100M player they didn’t need.

    Hilarious.

    It’s like someone gave them 100M for no reason. Well played liverpool.

  23. Dissenter

    I stated that Coutinho has never been Liverpool’s best playerr.
    2013-2014 …………Suarez
    2014-2015……..no distinctive player
    2015-2016…………Sterling
    2016-2017…………Mane
    2017-2018 ………..Salah

  24. TitsMcGee

    The league table looks absolutely disgusting.. I’m disgusted.”

    Brings a smile to my face because it has been something everyone on here (bar the nuts) have been saying for 6-7 years. Completely predictable that this would have happened eventually. I hope Liverpool run away from us with that 4th place trophy.

  25. Frankie Coffeecakes

    Pretty sad seeing Liverpool believing in themselves and Arsenal showing anything but belief in themselves. It’s not going to get any better the longer Wenger stays.

  26. Don

    It looks like that fucking cunt maggot Wenger gets to keep his record. Disappointing.

    Steve you’re a cunt. If you’d rather city keep the record than your own club then you’re a cunt of epic proportions

  27. DaleDaGooner

    While I live, breathe and play the game, you’re busy slapping your fat fingers on Le Grove throwing your e-weight around on the Internet. Go out more you psychopath

  28. Guns of Hackney

    6th is the new 5th. That was sooooo last season.

    Give Wenger Messi and he would turn him into a David Batty in 3 weeks.

  29. Ishola70

    TitsMcGee
    “I hope Liverpool run away from us with that 4th place trophy.”

    It looks more probable that both Liverpool and Spurs will run away from Arsenal and Wenger will be marooned 6th down.

  30. London gunner

    Yeah firmino has been ace for a long time.
    Such a clever silky cheeky player. His movement and link up play is exceptional and he can finish.

    Last season mane got the love and this season it been salah/coutinho but firmino kind of holds everyone together and creates so much space with his movement.

  31. Guns of Hackney

    Looks like the all day drinking has caught up with a few people on here.

    Why all the hostility?

    Relax. We got what we wanted today.

  32. HillWood

    Wenger actually said “We don’t know where those goals came from”
    Wow! If he weren’t so deluded and blinkered he’d see they came from8-10 years ago

  33. TitsMcGee

    Wenger sells Sanchez to UTD and it’ll be another cock-up of enormous proportions.

    Sanchez might be the spark to get UTD into gear and help them solidify 2-4th. Selling him to City doesn’t hurt us because they are winning the league regardless.

    I’m glad Wenger is such a shambles.

  34. raptora

    Klopp teaches both sides of the ball. Lol. He tried to show his coaching skills with Klavan, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Karius, Mignolet. All raised their level so much. Don’t say that Chamberlain improved. He is a 40m player, full English international wanted by Chelsea.

    Anyways, even you’ve admitted that you were wrong with your Klopp love when he was losing to a minnow after minnow. At home. Multiple times. Now they got a good result and suddenly: “Fucking morons. God, I love being right”

    Lol.

  35. DaleDaGooner

    Rambo RamseyJanuary 14, 2018 17:41:42
    Pipe down on the arrogance, Bamford you buffoon, its unbearable

    I tell you Rambo! What an arrogant twat!

  36. Samesong

    Firmino is a hustler. Wins the ball high up pitch and is able to hold the ball and bring others. His link to play is amazing at times.

  37. TR7

    Dissenter

    Yes, although a good player Coutinho is massively over rated. He is not going to set alight the Camp Nou, that much I am pretty certain of.

  38. Bamford10

    No, Dale, actually you don’t. Which is why you believed in Wenger until just recently. And why you thought there was something in simplistically equating Klopp with Wenger.

    I’ve been watching the game religiously for thirty years, guy. I’m no newbie. Whatever time you’ve spent watching the game, it clearly hasn’t helped.

  39. Ishola70

    “Wenger sells Sanchez to UTD and it’ll be another cock-up of enormous proportions. Sanchez might be the spark to get UTD into gear and help them solidify 2-4th”

    lol Tits of course. United don’t really have defensive problems like Arsenal. Their problems have been not having offensive spark.

    You sound as if you still have top four dreams lol

  40. Marko

    Wouldn’t totally dismiss the thought that Klopp won’t ever win the league over here I mean he’s not Wenger and are we assuming City and Guardiola will win every single league in the next few years. I’m not so sure. Definitely not Wenger mark two either. The job he did at Dortmund says otherwise and I think the reason that people say things like that was this idea that he doesn’t address the defence and that’s kind of fair enough even though with VVD there’s evidence that he’s willing to address a problem with a need whereas Wenger spends how many years not addressing the defence? Defensive midfield? The striker position? Zero similarities between them there

  41. Wenker-wanger

    The ox scored a beauty…… Haha more evidence (if anyone really needed it) how Wenger ruins players.
    The invincibles was a good thing for arsenal football club. We still had players from the gg era.
    The fact Wenger was at the helm isn’t an issue for me…..like a lot of his success it was down to others and initially he was in the right place at the right time.

  42. Dream10

    Tits

    I can see all of Chelsea, Utd, Liverpool & to a lesser extent Spurs all dropping points when European fixtures resume. AW gets wins out of nowhere when there’s a chase for CL spots. We turn into prime Brazil.

  43. TitsMcGee

    – Out of the FA Cup – Sanchez and Ozil leaving – Iwobi out on the lash – 23 points behind Man City – No Champions League football – Lose to Bournemouth – Wenger is still manager What a time to be an Arsenal fan! #BOUARS

  44. DaleDaGooner

    I’ll let you stew in your foolishness Bamford. Not even going to respond to you. This is the Internet, no need to keep addressing an arrogant e-twat like you

  45. Bamford10

    Raptora

    Actually I never said I was “wrong” re Klopp. I said I was surprised and disappointed he didn’t invest in proper defenders. Very different.

    As for both sides of the ball, look at how well his team presses, how well-organized they are. Wenger can’t organize anything.

    So, sorry, but no. Klopp is not Wenger II. That’s just a very dumb take.

  46. TitsMcGee

    I can see all of Chelsea, Utd, Liverpool & to a lesser extent Spurs all dropping points when European fixtures resume. AW gets wins out of nowhere when there’s a chase for CL spots. We turn into prime Brazil.”

    Don’t see it happening this season.

  47. Dissenter

    City are really good
    Even 2 goals down with 5 mins to go, you’re still at the edge of your seat because they may still salvage a draw.

  48. Ishola70

    Dream10
    “I can see all of Chelsea, Utd, Liverpool & to a lesser extent Spurs all dropping points when European fixtures resume. AW gets wins out of nowhere when there’s a chase for CL spots. We turn into prime Brazil.”

    Dream Wenger is going to have his plate full more with Europa than these clubs you mention with CL. He cannot now go in with weak sides in Europa League. Also these CL clubs how many of them are going to go really deep in CL? How many of them are even going to get past first knock out stage?

    Wenger has more distraction with Europa League overall.

  49. raptora

    “I’ve been watching the game religiously for thirty years, guy. I’m no newbie.”

    Roflmao. This is golden comedy. As hillarious as that statement is, like watching the game for the longest gives you credibility, meaning that if I have played tennis for more than Federer I shoule be better than him. Bar that, who picks their favorite football team 20 years after they start to consistently watch the sport?! LoL

  50. Bamford10

    Dale

    Meaning you have no reply. All that I said above is true. And who cares if I’m a bit arrogant about it? I’m right.

  51. Frankie Coffeecakes

    @Tits – Arsenal also are playing in Europe, so the playing field is essentially level on that front. Besides, it’s not like they are a threat to anyone other than themselves.

  52. Rambo Ramsey

    Getting big game results has rarely been Klopp’s problem, his team had the best record last season as well. Its his blindness towards defensive aspects of the game and struggles to get his team motivated against inferior opposition that lead to criticism. Weaknesses that he shares with one, Arsene Wenger.

  53. Steve

    Would some one point out to Wenger that we now have a much worse team than the one he was given in 1996.

    In the past few years Wenger has made a more positive contribution to Manchester City and Manchester United than he has to Arsenal.

  54. Rambo Ramsey

    ‘Dipshits are preparing their “Klopp = Wenger” takes.’

    Bamford the buffoon shaking in his chair wondering whether he’s fallen victim to the premature ejaculation again.

  55. Don

    So, sorry, but no. Klopp is not Wenger II. That’s just a very dumb take.

    Yes
    Because Wenger as a young manager achieved more than Klopp. Love him or loathe him, Klopp has a long way to go before he can be compared to Wenger in his Pomp

  56. Marko

    I’d rather see Liverpool win it than city
    Hope city crumble now. Collapse. Fold. Implode

    Still hoping to catch City Don?

  57. Bamford10

    Liverpool win. Put away your simplistic takes. 🙂

    And Raptora, you’ve just reduced the discussion to a bogus “who’s the better supporter” discussion. Very lame. Stick to the matter at hand, as I was only replying to Dale’s lame “Jonny come lately” jab.

  58. Ishola70

    Huge win for the “Pool” and puts the nail firmly in the coffin for any top four hopes for Arsenal.

    It’s done Dream10. Top four is over.

    Two seasons without CL football zooms menacingly into sight.

  59. Dissenter

    I have to say that I really like Klopp
    Classy man. His players love him. tune fans love him.
    Liverpool are in good hands.

  60. Wenker-wanger

    @ Bamford…..I believe klopp has always beaten Wenger…is that correct?
    In any case it’s obvious who the best manager of the two is. The fact that the ox is now playing so well and effectively also proves the superiority in management of players.
    Klopp has a lot of qualities…his man-management must be fantastic….a charismatic, popular, humourous man. Add to that his motivational skills, tactics and winning mentality with his fist pumping joyous touchline excesses….you have a very good manager indeed. Ive always wanted him at arsenal . Even in those early inconsistent showings with Liverpool, you just knew he would sort it.

  61. raptora

    Still big win for Pool. City have dropped their levels since before Christmas and the Crystal Palace away. And even before that vs Newcastle away when they barely won by 0:1. Pep has been overplaying some of his players. Still massive difference on the top so this loss doesn’t matter.

  62. Relieable Sauce

    TR7 January 14, 2018 17:57:14

    Bamford behaves exactly the way a teacher should not.
    —————

    So true.

  63. Rambo Ramsey

    Wenger will be going to bed with a smile on his face, the old fool. Won’t be surprised one bit if he makes some casual mention of Invincibles in his next presser.

  64. Samesong

    Klopp needs to bring a top top keeper and I think their in business. A couple of additions and they will be back to the old days.

  65. Dream10

    Ishola70

    Think AW will chuck the Europa League in the bin. especially if we’re a few points from top four in March. He will see it as a higher probability of finishing 2nd or 3rd than winning the Europa.

  66. Don

    bob

    I’d just like to point out we have a Muslim core now. Not a British core. Maybe that’s why we aren’t doing very well now .

  67. Samesong

    Bloody hell likes he’s teaching right now.

    How’s he supposed to act?

    When he starts correcting people grammar then you moan even more. Stop hating on the Bamford

    One of Le groves finest!

  68. alexanderhenry

    Superb display by Liverpool. Doesn’t matter that they caved at the end. They played their game and had the confidence to take it to city. They were dead on their feet at the end.

    The game highlights several things about arsenal:

    1) just how good the invincibles were.

    2) How far we’ve declined since then.

    3) The fact that Liverpool have definitely arrived as a force in the PL – as well as spurs.

    4) The fact that both of the above have spent less than arsenal over the past four or five years- apart from last season- and are better than arsenal.

    5) The fact that it’s going to be very difficult for arsenal to get back into the CL.
    Fans who think that when we employ a new coach we’ll just waltz back in are kidding themselves.

    Both matches today summed up arsenal’s situation perfectly. My conclusion is that Arsenal fc is not fit for purpose. The club is not geared for success. It is instead run primarily for profit.
    From top to bottom, on and off the field it is run by people who don’t deserve to be associated with our great club.

  69. Marko

    Its his blindness towards defensive aspects of the game and struggles to get his team motivated against inferior opposition that lead to criticism. Weaknesses that he shares with one, Arsene Wenger.

    To be fair again he’s at least trying to address those issues by signing someone like VVD or when ha was at Dortmund signing someone like Sokratis. Wenger addressing this problem by signing no defender last summer and being linked with such defenders as Johnny Evans and Simon Kjaar? Not the same. And we struggle in big games and are flat track bullies so again not the same. Well we used to be now we’re being embarrassed by everyone. Look Klopp isn’t perfect like Conte there’s aspects of their management that needs work but compared to Wenger? It’s not even remotely close

  70. Don

    Still hoping to catch City Don?

    Marko
    Even I’m not that optimistic!!!
    No. I’d just rather see Liverpool won the league. I can’t stand crass oil clubs.

  71. Wenker-wanger

    Wenger in his pomp!!!! Fckin hell…..what pomp???
    Fckin charlatan was supported by the best back4 in English football history, DB10, Ian Wright, the underated Rockford Pele, and others.
    We all know Wenger got lucky….why else is Wenger’s completely useless wanker now?
    Is he senile?
    No, he just never had it! No fckin pomp either.

  72. Don

    The game highlights several things about arsenal:1) just how good the invincibles were

    Don’t forget
    The league was a better league back then. Truly world class

  73. Dream10

    Liverpool expend so much energy early on, that they tire and lose concentration in the last 20 minutes. Wonder if Klopp will be able to see out more matches next season at a slower pace. Thar’s about seven matches in the last 12 months where a bad 15 minute spell has cost them two goals.

  74. Marko

    I’d just like to point out we have a Muslim core now. Not a British core. Maybe that’s why we aren’t doing very well now .

    There’s old Donny again. Never truly far away from saying something thick

  75. Don

    Marko

    Am I wrong? How many people have mentioned the English core today?
    But that’s not thick is it?
    There are more muslim players playing for arsenal now than the English core

  76. Don

    Marko

    And thick? Hahah
    You went a bit quiet after lauding Man U from their gradual rise from 1st to 7th
    Hahahaha
    Cor, you’d make a spoon look sharp

  77. Bamford10

    OK, maybe I didn’t need to blow my own horn re a Klopp. That was lame. My bad. But I am absolutely correct re Klopp and absolutely correct re the emptiness of the Klopp = Wenger II take.

    As for TR7’s stupid fucking teacher take, am I here as an educator? No, so go fuck yourself. This is the internet for Chrissakes, not a moderated Harkness discussion.

    Further, TR7, I don’t use insults in order to make or win arguments. I make arguments and use insults only to express how little regard I have for the other person’s take.

  78. Ishola70

    Dream10

    “Think AW will chuck the Europa League in the bin. especially if we’re a few points from top four in March. He will see it as a higher probability of finishing 2nd or 3rd than winning the Europa.”

    You still over-rate Wenger I see.

    Anyhow still the question is how far are these CL clubs going to go in the comp. There is the possibility that half of them will be out from first knock out matches.

    Perhaps Dream you are still over-rating Wenger as well as over-rating EPL clubs.

  79. Cart

    ES

    “Sometimes I wonder whether Arsenal adopted similar policy when they recruited Van Persie or Sanchez. Sanchez may be a great footballer but he does not fit into the mould of a TEAM PLAYER. He is a one trick pony who want to be the CENTRE OF ATTENTION.Personally I don’t think that type of player is well suited to a club like Arsenal.”

    You’re having a laugh, ES. That paragraph is contrived and disingenuous. Much rather you’d come out and blame Sanchez for our recent failing. Absolute bollocks you’ve wrote there!

    Alternatively, while you’re at it, show me one team who are determined to succeed that has a squad full of nicely behaved players with next to no ego.

    “It remains to be seen how he will perform at either Manchester United or City.
    Frankly he is probably better suited at United because Mourinho is a similar
    personality. Neither would in my view last very long at the club because they are both “PAINS IN THE ARSE”, but what they might deliver next season is the
    League Title.”

    More bollocks, from you. I mean, you sound bitter. And usually, I find your post to be quite well thought out, if not sometimes long winded.

  80. Don

    Bam

    As for TR7’s stupid fucking teacher take, am I here as an educator? No, so go fuck yourself. This is the internet for Chrissakes, not a moderated Harkness discussion.

    Fine. But when the shoe is on the other foot then heed those words and quit crying to Pedro or acting in that superior, condescending manner. You’re as guilty as anyone on here of being petty and slinging insults.
    I take the stick I get on here. And I get plenty

  81. Marko

    Are we shite now because whoever is Muslim? Who are we talking about specifically you reprehensible twat. Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck are I’m assuming Christian (protestants specifically) and they’re fucking shite. Mo Salah is Muslim and he’s arguably the best in the league this season. Tell me does your pea sized brain actually believe that religion matters out on the pitch? Is that another excuse you’re coming up with? Like what is the point in you sometimes I wonder

  82. Bob

    Little dogs bein injured for 5years and now he wants a new contract and become captain. Fuck of from arsenal and go play for Bolton

  83. Don

    Marko
    Just making a point. Now stop whining like a little bitch. If it’s ok for bob and Omar to highlight the English core then surely it’s ok to highlight something to the contrary
    Put your tampon back in

  84. raptora

    Pep overplaying the pair of Fernandinho and de Bruyne lead to this. Can, Ox and Wijnaldum all have had part roles in Liverpool this season meaning they looked far, far more powerful and fresher than the City pair. Bad results are part of the game though, you cannot win every single time.

    Anyways re Bamford calling me a dipshit after Pool and Klopp are 15 points off City but beat them in a home game, it carries a relative similarity to Wenger beating Conte and Pep in the FA Cup last year when both teams were with their absolute best players at the time. Except that those results lead to the winning of a trophy.

  85. Dream10

    Ishola

    I’m not overrating AW at all. If I was, I would think we could win the Europa League. I’m also not completely convinced by the teams above us, despite us being shit.

  86. Don

    There are more muslims in the team now than the English core
    Just making a point. Not slagging those players as I like Mustafi and Kolasinac. But it’s worth pointing out if everyone thinks that it’s just the English players that are costing us.

  87. Marko

    You went a bit quiet after lauding Man U from their gradual rise from 1st to 7th

    I said its a gradual rise from 7th and no champions league to 2/3 and champions league and potential to compete for titles. You either didn’t understand me or are trying to change the argument.