Arsenal rout Fulham

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The MIGHTY Arsenal powered through to another win, climbing the table to crazy nosebleed heights. Yes people, we are 4th, a mere two points off the top of the table and it’s October. Wow, wow, wow!

There was a lot to enjoy from our trip to Craven Cottage, firstly, Emery rotated his squad hard leaving key names like Ramsey and Auba on the bench. Mesut Ozil didn’t even make the squad for some reason. Surely he’s not ducking Fulham away? I know it’s only minor, but Wenger really was poor at rotating his squads. He played the same team over and over in the league, which led to December breakdowns. It was great to see our manager trust some of the fringe players, and the gamble paid off.

Same story, a first half that wasn’t really much to write home about. We took the lead when Lacazette made space for himself and scored on the turn. We then slipped up just before halftime after Nacho Monreal gave the ball away, Schurlle took the chance, chipping Leno.

The second half we really found our feet. Lacazette scored a second with a blistering shot from about 25 yards. Things started getting sexy when Auba and Ramsey came onto the pitch. The Welshman scored an unbelievable goal that broke from our goal area. There was a sexy backheel from Bellerin, there was a header from Ramsey. A beautiful swept pass from Mikhi. Topped off with a perfect back of the heel finish. Goal of the month contender without doubt!

If that’s what peak Emeryball looks like, feed me it to me all day long.

There was still time for Auba to bang in two goals. One came from a tight angle in the box. The other was him breezing onto a through ball.

5-1 was a rout. Fulham really did get outclassed and outworked in the second half. I think what was most satisfying about it was simple: we should sweep sides away like that, and we did.

There were still concerns. We’re porous at the back. Fulham had some great chances in the first half, easily getting in behind us. Lucky for us, they had an off day in front of goal. However, outside a few dodgy moments, our midfield looked very good. Torreira and Xhaka looked very comfortable sitting at the base. Arsenal reverted to a 4-4-2 for this match, which looked like a 4-2-2-2 at times. We looked at ease, and that was resting three of our best players.

The keeper is growing in confidence, he made a really good save in the first half, and his skill on the ball really is exciting to watch. The defence looks more comfortable with him at the back, let’s hope he keeps the confidence going so there’s no way back for Cech.

Lacazette was excellent again. He’s such a grafter up front. What he lacks in physical presence he more than makes up for by being a constant pain in the backside. His two finished were world class. More to come from him as the season cranks on.

Finally, it was great to hear the fans sing ‘we’ve got our Arsenal back.’ I found it super weird that a section of the fanbase were up in arms about that song, because for once, it seems the fanbase are unified behind the direction of the club. People are happy, the team is winning, and the club is progressing in the right direction. Top 4 feels like a realistic target this year. Let’s just hope Mourinho stays at United past December, and let’s keep ’em crossed Spurs continue to look average.

9 wins on the bounce. The head of steam is gathering. We’re going to be in good shape for that Liverpool game if we can tighten the backline.

 

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  1. Joe

    Haha UN

    Shut the fuck up you wanker

    Unlike bam. I’ve been to London numerous times as well as arsenal matches.

    Go back to
    Your rock with you xenophobic bollocks

    Funny how you akb cunts like you and Pierre resort to xenophobia when triggered

    Hahahah

  2. Michael24

    So, let’s be honest here, when was the last time you felt this upbeat about your club.

    Please don’t respond with ” When we beat Chelsea last year to win the FA Cup”

    The positivity and sense of anticipation and excitement is all-consuming. Emery has shown that all we needed was a change in direction and a professional and committed approach to leading the team forward.

    This has nothing to do with winning trophies. It is all about a desire and competitive nature that had been missing from the club for over a decade.

    Ten years is a long time to wait, but irrespective of this, I can honestly say it is wonderful to have my club back.

    Thanks Mr Emery.

  3. un na naai

    Joe
    If that’s true then you’re worse than Bamford. Because you’ve experienced it and you’re still so wide of the mark

    You’ll never get London football culture

    WE got our arsenal back.

  4. DaleDaGooner

    Interesting post here. Richard, well said sir! It’s what I have been saying on here for years. The obsession with Wenger is as bad as those who wouldn’t admit the man had major faults.

    Leftisdench, well said too.

    Man is gone and everytime i come here, certain folks still have to reference him, making excuses and still chatting shit.

    Re Gabriel, I also said it when he was here, Wenger never treated him fairly, I liked him, he took care of Costa proper! Until he got sent off.

    Vela, Podolski, Arshavin, Perez etc all players Wenger didn’t use properly and got the blame .

  5. DaleDaGooner

    Un na….very fantastic question! The way some went on and abused others or wished death, you’d think 1996 till around 2008/2009 even 2010 were utter shit and shouldn’t have existed. I still blame the ownership overall. And that my friends is still a nightmare we are in….

  6. un na naai

    Micheal

    I’ll tell you the truth

    When we started playing Sanchez up front interchanging with Theo
    We battered man united and Chelsea by 3 goals and then Wenger dropped the formula and put Giroud back up top for no reason. It was our best formula that he’d stumbled on and he abandoned it while it was in its ascendency.
    Before that? Not since Ramsey had us top of the table in 12/13. Thought we were gonna stick it out that year
    Before that?? 10/11 season I think
    RvP could score when he wants. We beat Barca in the first leg and I thought that was it. We collapsed after the league cup loss to brummies and then sold off nasri cesc and rvp while Theo and JW drifted into nothingness
    So much promise. So little delivered. He had to carry the can for that. Especially promising not to sell nasri and cesc. 6 weeks later they were gone.

  7. un na naai

    we may have failed to win anything after 06 but from then 07-12 was probably the best football I’ve seen any team in Britain play. We played better stuff than the invincibles with that side. All we needed was to add steel and experience to compliment the kids and attacking talent but he just wouldn’t fucking do it.

  8. un na naai

    Joe

    Haha Jesus if it’s nit you calling me a kid it’s that other prick ddkangz calling me old

    Suck my balls joe. Suck my balls

  9. un na naai

    Dale

    Thanks
    To be honest i considered it an interesting excercise

    Anyone who wished Wenger had never arrived cannot truly call themselves a true gooner. To rob the fan base of that first decade. It defined my youth in some ways. Added to my youthful arrogance. Being a gooner. Being the best most exciting side in the country. Everyone else was behind us because they hated Man U and we played such irresistible football.

  10. DaleDaGooner

    The talk about signing Almiron, the Paraguayan midfielder in the MLS is the right path. The lad landed on the wrong continent. He must have thought he was signing for Atalanta in Serie A not Atlanta in the states. He is very good.
    Catch them before their agents get greedy.
    Liverpool have been doing the same strategy for years with Suarez from jax for only 22 million.

    Sounds very arrogant there, Atlanta United and the MLS have a pretty good scouting network as any organization should, and don’t forget the proximity to S. America is there with a lot of these players already living in the US.

    Regarding Suarez, 22 million was a pretty hefty fee in those days……

  11. un na naai

    Dale

    Theo ox Ramsey Wilshere all were misused too. Failing to add a spine to the team. We needed a gk a centre half and a dmf. We got flamini silvestre and almunia.

    He shat on sczeney and vermaelan too. They could have been big big players for us. The verminator was blinding til wenger ruined him. Woj started out looking like a young cassilas and he just wilted with no leader around him. No coaching. It was like having pupils without a teacher for nearly a decade

  12. Michael24

    Hundreds of matches during a near 50 year attachment to the club. Season ticket holder 2001-2008. Membership upto 2012. Crappy teams, crappy players, superb teams, superb players. The Northbank, The clock end, away days galore. My historical allegiance to the club is set in my own personal stone.

    Irrespective of all of this, I would never wear a shirt with Wenger’s name on.

    “The invincibles” yes, but not “Wenger’s invincibles”.

    NEVER!!

    Sorry folks, it’s a matter of principle.

  13. PessimisticPat

    VicVic

    “I even doubt AKB ever existed, I used to believe that tale, but I can now see that it was just a name given to those who believed that club support required patience and dedication, those who had enough patience with an Arsenal hero who lost its power and didn’t know it”

    Patience and dedication……………… What the fuck, this isnt a fucking couples counselling group. This is a 132 year old professional sports club, not one mans pet plaything.

    I think considering the shitshow that we have been the last few years Wenger was remarkably well treated by the fanbase. I would go as far to say he treated the fans with contempt and totally abused his position of power years before he finally left. Wenger was only ever interested in retaining power and control the last 5 years of his reign, because he sure as shit wasnt interested in winning the league anymore.

    The fact that you were “patient” and “dedicated” in your mind, doesnt make your sort a myth to the rest of us.

    You are a clueless arsene wenger apologist lemming, who now his masters power has been taken, is trying to reinvent himself as some superior intellect whilst trolling his way through this blog.

    Prat

  14. un na naai

    N5

    Shots fired

    I’m sick of mugs like joe and Bamford who’ve only jumped in the bandwagon in the wenger era telling people how it is. People who’ve been gooners since before they’d ever heard of arsenal. Since before they thought it may be edgy to be a “soccer fan” rather than the usual sports. Invent-a-personality or something.
    Maybe chicks will think I’m cool and cultured if I pretend to like a european soccer team. Hell yeah bro.

    They can fool themselves but they ain’t fooling me

  15. Joe

    TR7

    Achieved a lot More in my life than you ever will

    But keep going and trying to tell me about myself

    Haha wanker

  16. UTarse

    DDG,

    “Man is gone and everytime i come here, certain folks still have to reference him, making excuses and still chatting shit.

    Re Gabriel, I also said it when he was here, Wenger never treated him fairly, I liked him, he took care of Costa proper! Until he got sent off.Vela, Podolski, Arshavin, Perez etc all players Wenger didn’t use properly and got the blame .”

    This made laugh… not having a pop…. you say others keep referencing him then do it yourself 🙂

  17. Joe

    Haha wenger era. Like I said wanker. Been an arsenal fan longer than you’ve been alive

    Hahaha

    Clueless cunt

    Tell me again why you are mocking wenger but yet copied and pasted his useless stats he posted before even though they were complete shit stats

    Hahahaha

    Fucking moron

  18. un na naai

    Joe

    Oh fuck off
    You’re a firman. It’s a good job and all but let’s not pretend you’ve invented a cure for cancer

  19. un na naai

    Joe

    Maybe. It’s down to opinion but the invincibles had European games to contend with while Graham didn’t as we were banned at the time. But you would t know that as you only started following arsenal once they became fashionable.

  20. Joe

    Un

    Any idea what I did before?

    Oh and just a fireman? How many people have you saved in your life? How many times have you cut someone dying out of a car? Run into a burning house? Brought someone’s heart beat back with CPR. Rappeled down a cliff 100 feet where some girl has mangled herself falling off

    Oh yeah. Zero

    You’re just some fucking useless big mouth cunt on Le Grove

    As you were wanker

  21. un na naai

    Joe and Bamford
    Your mantra

    Maybe chicks will think I’m cool and cultured if I pretend to like a european soccer team. Hell yeah bro.

  22. un na naai

    Joe

    You’re a fireman. The world is full of them. As I said. Don’t go on like you invented the cure for cancer.

    And Er, I’m not making out like I’m Gandhi am I?

  23. un na naai

    Joe

    ??? What Bamford post? You’re mental. Look you’re getting spanked publicly AGAIN so pull your pants up and do some work. Isn’t it day time in Canada? Don’t you have cats to fetch from trees?

  24. Joe

    Neither do I Un

    It’s you cunts who make the big deal of me being a fireman

    Is funny though. Of all the things to try to pick at Haha

  25. un na naai

    Joe

    Who’s picking at it? Like I said it’s a good job and I respect you for that (if it’s true) but there are millions of firemen all over the world. And millions before you and millions before them.
    Don’t go on like you’ve done something unique. You haven’t.

  26. Joe

    Dale

    What do you do?

    Come on big man.

    Don’t be embarrassed

    You’re probably too fat dale to be a fireman and definitely too big of a cunt

  27. Sancho Monzorla

    Un na

    Surprise surprise, the guy who thinks immigrants are destroying the world doesn’t like foreigners supporting his football club.

    You’re such a piece of shit. Fuck off, you and anyone who supports or encourages you in any fucking manner.

  28. Joe

    There is no
    Unique Job Un

    I never claimed it to be. It’s you cunts going on about it

    But again if any of you have saved a life. Let me know

    I guess I am unique in that way

    Ask the families of those people what they think of my pancakes dale

  29. un na naai

    Joe

    What does it matter? I’m not putting myself up there as some sort of deity.

    I run my own business. Built it from the ground. Doing well. That’s all I need to say on the matter.

    The only reason EVERY FUCKER on here knows what you do is cos you’ve been parading it around. You’ve made yourself a target so take the flack and stop bitching

  30. Joe

    Dale

    Come on big mouth. What do you do

    You must be embarrassed

    What ? You on the dole?

    Uneducated cunt who make £5 an hour sucking cock for a living

  31. un na naai

    DaleCome on big mouth. What do you doYou must be embarrassedWhat ? You on the dole? Uneducated cunt who make £5 an hour sucking cock for a living

    Hahahaha
    Triggeeeeeeeered. Bet you love Trudeau don’t ya

  32. un na naai

    Joe

    You’ll never know will ya?? Just like you can’t prove you’re anything other than a fantasist, pretending all sorts of shit to people you don’t know, don’t get on with and will never meet.

    Guess we’ll just have to take you at your word

  33. DaleDaGooner

    JoeOctober 8, 2018 18:32:29
    DaleCome on big mouth. What do you doYou must be embarrassedWhat ? You on the dole? Uneducated cunt who make £5 an hour sucking cock for a living

    LOL this is too funny…..how old are you Joe???? seriously….or are you a kid who dreams that one day they’d become a fireman? so you act the part till you finish school?

  34. DaleDaGooner

    You’ll never know will ya?? Just like you can’t prove you’re anything other than a fantasist, pretending all sorts of shit to people you don’t know, don’t get on with and will never meet.

    my thoughts exactly!

  35. un na naai

    Joe.

    Typical lack of self awareness from a man who had to invent his own personality. Isn’t it a sociopath?? Like that dude out of that documentary grizzly man. You’re like the real life Forrest Gump eh joe??

    You’ve done it all.

  36. Joe

    Hahaha

    Fuck me

    Le Grove has hit new lows today with Un and Dale

    Good luck to you two getting through life

    Haha hilarious

  37. un na naai

    Looks like Pedro moved in to save joe from any more fireman jokes.

    See that joe?? Pedro took pity on you and all the stick you’ve been taking

    Must love seeing Bamford get it though cos nothing teacher related gets banned…

  38. DaleDaGooner

    Canadians are generally very nice people,me thinks Joe is just making things up. Like he’s from Canada, he flips pancakes for the guys at the fire house, saves cats and stuff, squirts water on fire etc

  39. Dissenter

    Joe asked you both; What do you do?

    If you don’t have balls to reply him then simply stop mocking him based on his occupation.

    Who mocks a fireman?…really who mocks a fireman, the guy who runs into situations you’re fleeing from.
    Joe deserves a beat-down for the nonsense he said about wiping off the Wenger era [forgetting that the first decade was excellent] . However mocking him for being a fireman is just taking cheap shots.

  40. Joe

    On the contrary dale

    You two wankers are making poms look like a bunch of uneducated cunts

    How would you know what Canada or Canadians are like dale

    You need to have travelled to know.

    By the way you talk youve never made it out of your council estate.

  41. un na naai

    Dissenter

    Read my words then. I said I respect him for being a fireman if it’s true but let’s not pretend it’s unique
    Also
    Most fireman work 3 days a week and earn a fortune. Mostly sitting around. I know fireman and they tell me it’s a fucking doddle 90% of the time.
    Like I said it’s a good job but all this “I’ve achieved more than you ever will” bollocks??? Do me a favour…..

  42. un na naai

    Ah joe
    Mehta like telling me I’d never been to Oz when I’ve lived there?? You tool. The world is highly accessible now. Especially to people from a 21st century city like London. We ain’t no back water town with one fire every two years to put out

  43. Dissenter

    Unai
    “Most fireman work 3 days a week and earn a fortune. Mostly sitting around. I know fireman and they tell me it’s a fucking doddle 90% of the time.”

    That may be the case in the UK but it is different in North America.
    Firemen don’t earn a fortune. They are public employees who have good benefits and qualify for early retirement.

    You have hundred’s of openings to go after Joe but to keep bashing him for being a fireman is classless.

  44. un na naai

    Dissenter

    I told joe
    I run my own business. That’s as much as I need to share in Le grove thank you. I don’t need to parade my life for brownie points off people I don’t know or give two shits about.

  45. DaleDaGooner

    N5….Leftsidebench isn’t too shabby too…..lol as in where Frimpong eventually ended up in his latter years …lol

  46. un na naai

    Dissenter

    Apart from making the odd silly joke about poles please go back and show me where I’ve gone after joe for being a fireman

    He’s said he’s achieved more than TR7
    I said joe, you’re a fireman, it’s a good job and all but let’s not pretend you’ve invented a cure for cancer

    Can you read? And who cares about class? He’s an insulting bastard at the best of times. Fight fire with fire, if you’ll excuse the pun

  47. DaleDaGooner

    ah Dissenter, ave a bit of fun man! Joe put this fire man business about on here, he used to get hard about cooking for the boys in the fire house and stuff….let us have our fun, nothing classless about going at joe, he’s a man-child.

  48. Joe

    Dissenter

    I’m
    Laughing because these two keep going and I’m just laughing at them

    Hey Un

    I’m just leaving my $1.2 million house to go for a ride on my $5500 mountain bike during one my 4 days off this week. Wonder what I should do with the rest of my time off :-). Can’t wait for my 3 months of vacation time either.

    Oh man. Sucks to be a fire-fighter

    You and dale keep on being you two.

  49. DaleDaGooner

    Can you read? And who cares about class? He’s an insulting bastard at the best of times. Fight fire with fire, if you’ll excuse the pun

    not bad, not bad…i like that un 🙂

  50. Sancho Monzorla

    I’m just leaving my $1.2 million house to go for a ride on my $5500 mountain bike during one my 4 days off this week. Wonder what I should do with the rest of my time off :-). Can’t wait for my 3 months of vacation time either.

    This is the kind of shit I’m talking about.

  51. un na naai

    Dissenter

    It’s called a windup. Another part of London football culture you lot will just never understand.

  52. un na naai

    Joe good for you. Must be the most expensive fireman in Canada!!!
    Sure you ain’t iron man in your spare time?

  53. Joe

    And when I retire at 55 making more than you two probably do combined I’ll be the one laughing as I slide down the pole while you two work into your 70s

    Hahaha

    As you were x

  54. DaleDaGooner

    I should be in Mississauga sometime soon joe, what’s a good pub to catch the Arsenal early morning to mid day? 🙂

  55. un na naai

    Hey joe, where you going with that hose in yo hand??

    I’m gonna s-q-u-I-r-t my old lady, caught her messin round wit anudda man.

  56. TR7

    ‘I’m just leaving my $1.2 million house to go for a ride on my $5500 mountain bike during one my 4 days off this week. Wonder what I should do with the rest of my time off :-). Can’t wait for my 3 months of vacation time either.’

    Tony D finally has some competition on Le Grove

  57. Sancho Monzorla

    Both Un Na and Joe have severe inferiority complexes, it seems. Can’t stand the thought of being seen as less than, even against a faceless specter on the internet.

    Keep your early retirement and business and money, both of you. I’d hate to be either of you, seriously. Joe is not even that bad, seems like a nice guy. Just incapable of sitting one out.

  58. London gunner

    Looool

    There has been a meltdown on this blog about Joe being fireman.

    Who gives a fuck haha

    Dude chill out

  59. Michael24

    University Challenge question.

    “Your starter for ten. Why have the likes of Gabriel, Ospina, Coquelin, Walcott, Oxlaide Chamberlain shown signs of improvement since leaving Arsenal?

    “Kingsman, Kings College Cambridge”

    “Did it have anything to do with them thriving in a positive environment?”

    CORRECT!

  60. London gunner

    Sancho

    The irony is they are both fairly similar.
    Probably would actually get on really well in real life

  61. Leftsidesanch

    Hahah Dissenter, it was when Alexis was on fire it was an ode to him.

    Dale, funny you mention Frimpong he had such a poor attitude. I remember meeting him during one of them open training sessions years ago. Wonder where he plys his trade nowadays.

    N5 i’m considering! Lol its not bad at all

  62. un na naai

    Michael

    Has Walcott improved? I don’t follow the other two but ox is injured and Walcott seems to have gone backwards

  63. DaleDaGooner

    Frimpong is currently a free agent, he last played for some poopoo club, couldn’t hack it there either..

  64. Dissenter

    Joe will get word to your local fire brigades not to respond to emergencies at your places.
    Lets see you fight fire with fire.

  65. Marko

    Atlanta United and the MLS have a pretty good scouting network as any organization should,

    Quick question what does the MLS actually have to do with clubs signing up players do they actually help clubs out? Also Atlanta were formed in 2017 they’re not even a year old so I’d warrant a guess that the scouting network isn’t all that

  66. DaleDaGooner

    Marko, the MLS isn’t my cup of tea, but my curiosity leads me to the following:

    1. MLS handles a lot of the contracts, the league is very involved with player transactions.

    2. Atlanta may be formed in 2017, their infrastructure was present before the formation and they didn’t go into it not being experienced or hiring experienced professionals.

    3. The league uses a draft system like most US sports league (NBA, MLB, NFL), Allocation and overall scouting to benefit the league as a whole (see point 1)

    4. referencing point 2, some of these teams started as division 2,3, 4 or even local clubs,

  67. un na naai

    Joe will get word to your local fire brigades not to respond to emergencies at your places.
    Lets see you fight fire with fire.

    Jesus wept…..don’t add to his messiah complex

  68. Pierre

    Michael
    ““Your starter for ten. Why have the likes of Gabriel, Ospina, Coquelin, Walcott, Oxlaide Chamberlain shown signs of improvement since leaving Arsenal”

    you forgot to mention the likes of Sanchez,Wilshere,gibbs,perez,chambers all shown a massive improvement…..haven’t they?

  69. Danny S

    Not sure if this has been said, I’ve not read all the comments but after watching the game, the idea of Rambo as a false 9 looks pretty good. He looked pretty good when he slotted in behind auba. I wonder if Emery clocked that.
    Shame he’s most likely to go.

  70. Joe

    Joe’s done a runner…..
    DaleDaGoonerOctober 8, 2018 19:25:34
    na, it’s lunch time at the fire house…

    You struggle with reading comprehension?

    I was out for a bike ride you mong

    Dale

    Sorry , I live on the West Coast. No idea where to send you in Ontario. Even if I did, probably send you a spuds pub 🙂

  71. Emiratesstroller

    Pierre

    Frankly there is not a single player that the club has offloaded in last 3 transfer
    windows that I regret losing.

    Sanchez was of course a major talent, but he became disruptive in the last 12
    months and he was also far too “self centred”.

    Oxlade- Chamberlain might well have improved under Emery, but he is injury
    prone and is likely to be out of game for most of this season.

    The rest of the players that Michael and you listed are nothing to write home
    about and were towards end of Arsenal careers “squad players”.

  72. Freddylekgunner

    Feel good to be an Arsenal fan again, we deserve it as we’ve suffered for too long. I never doubt Laca but Bellerin has improved a lot, it’s time to tie him down to a longer contract before Barcelona come sniffing again.

  73. Cesc Appeal

    We are interested in Hector Herrera apparently, there were rumours about us watching him several weeks back but they’ve intensified again.

    Plays in a two man midfield and seems to be a well rounded midfield player. Could be the player to replace Xhaka and play alongside Torreira. He is also 6ft which means we keep a bit of height in there.

  74. Receding hairline

    Okay this was an embarrassing read

    Come on Joe have some restraint.. It’s the way you conduct yourself that’s bringing this place down..I thought everyone here was at least in their late twenties, very soon we might start bragging about our daddies

  75. Michael24

    Pierre

    I knew that would be a good conversation starter.

    Un na and Joe were going at it hammer and tongs, so I thought a bit of controversy would help alter the flow.

  76. Joe

    Did I Un?

    You think quite highly of yourself

    I was laughing at you two wankers the whole time

    Dumb and dumber chuckling at themselves

  77. Marko

    Charlie genuine question following on from a discussion we had about Giroud not deserving a call up over better inform strikers I wonder if you feel differently considering the great form of Lacazette compared to the poor form of Giroud and yet Deschamps keeps calling him up. And also I get the whole target man argument but isn’t that the same argument one makes for Laca over Auba? Deschamps reasoning: “There is competition for each position. When the players who were at the World Cup are performing well… It is not a question of the type of player, but of position.

    I need balance in the squad and he is a central attacker. He must continue”(I’m assuming he means continue to perform).

    Which is quite extraordinary considering Giroud had zero shots on target at the world cup and literally can’t buy a goal for Chelsea. Oh and he’s also called up Sahko and Digne and Kurt Zouma.

  78. Joe

    Marko

    Giroud does so much more for a team

    He may not be a #1 striker for a top club or France but he’s a great option to have coming off the bench

  79. Marko

    I’m not sure that’s a good enough reason anymore. It’s all well and good saying he’s a good option off the bench but then why does he start? All I know is that as long as Deschamps is France coach no matter how well you play as a striker and no matter how poorly Giroud does as a striker he is getting the call and you ain’t. Which is bollox really. There isn’t a facet of forward play that Giroud has done better than Lacazette in the last few months. None

  80. Cesc Appeal

    RSPCA

    That is Almiron.

    Seems that both Herrera and Almiron are hard working players as well.

    Emery will want to build that sort of work ethic into the team and replace the players that cannot or will not do it.

  81. Cesc Appeal

    RSPCA

    I still think Emery will go after Banega in January, it just seems like he is a player that he thinks a lot of on and off the pitch.

    If this 4-2-2-2 is something Emery is going to go with then Xhaka has to be replaced, I don’t agree with Pedro at all that he looked comfortable. Torreira was outstanding but Xhaka looked panicked in the midfield and his lack of mobility really is painful.

  82. Joe

    Best thing about the season is we are the underdogs. No one expects anything from
    Us after the shit show of wenger the last decade.

    If we keep trucking along beating teams we should beat and not drop too many points v the lower half of the table and pick
    Up some points v top 6, we could just have a sneaky good year!

    We will drop points. That’s inevitable. So Will the other top 6. It’s all about how
    We rebound and go on long win streaks after.

    Emery will instill Ze mental strength in this squad and a winning attitude.

  83. Cesc Appeal

    ‘Best thing about the season is we are the underdogs’

    Yeah we are basically where Spurs and Liverpool were a few seasons back, when you say Arsenal as any sort of serious team in the league people roll their eyes because of what we became over the last 10 years.

    That is great, a chance to work out our squad and slowly build from below everyone else.