An angry bear awaits

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Who else is getting very excited about the Spurs game?

Have you been sending all sorts of shit to their fans?

No response?

Send some more.

THEN BATTON DOWN THE HATCHES IF IT GOES HORRIBLY WRONG ON SATURDAY.

Airplane mode for 6 days straight.

Look at that meme, a thing of beauty. Crafted from my own fingertips. It’s incredible because it is relatable. It’s relatable to me because I MADE IT.

There’s been a lot of chest thumping from fans saying ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT WHERE WE FINISH’, and yes, this is true, and if we deal with Spurs, United and the slew of tough away games, then yes, Emery is the master of the universe.

Arsenal is everyone’s best pal when things are going to shit. They are the sleeping bear that Timothy Treadwell is goading in the meme. This weekend will mark the total collapse of their season, or it’ll mark a nasty cut to the Achilles heel of our #Top3 dreams. United are plodding along very efficiently, Chelsea has title blood in their veins, so despite sitting pretty… it could all turn Shaqiri gurning levels of ugly if we don’t strike while Spurs are weak.

Again, I’ll reiterate this point: 3 of our best players are coming into form and fresher than James Blake one-liner on Twitter.

That is a huge advantage if Emery can keep them all motivated until the end of the season.

Some great numbers doing the rounds yesterday. Mikhi has better stats than Dele Alli, Zaha, Lingard and Willian despite playing less games than all of them.

Maybe Sven did pull off a madness? You only appreciate them when they’re dead… or resigned.

Bobby P has taken a huge gulp of air and got down to some serious brown nosing with the mighty, infallible, NEW King of Arsenal.

“He fits the mould of the type of player that Arsenal look for with our style of football. He’s excellent at dribbling, has superb vision & his overall technique is top class. He has spent a lot of time working with Iniesta which has improved his game massively”

Trying to cover his tracks, he weighed in on the Ozil debate after the German had been returned to first team duties.

“Its vital that Emery finds a space for Ozil in the team. It would be a big step backwards for the club if they sell him. He recently extended his contract & there’s no arguing that he is one of, if not, the best player in Arsenal’s squad”

HARRY KANE ESCAPES BAN FOR HEAD BUTT BECAUSE HE IS SENSITIVE. F*cking jokes, blud.

FINALLY, Mesut Ozil has scored in the last three games he’s started with Jenko. All this time and the answer to unlocking Mesut was sleeping in an Arsenal-themed tent outside the training ground.

FIRST NAME ON THE TEAM SHEET THIS SATURDAY, FAM.

Right, I think that’s about as much Arsenal as I can handle today. But before I go…

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  1. Davey

    Right enough doubt we will beat the filthy dustbin lids tomorrow and put them in their place. COME ON YOU GUNNERS! Morning JD

  2. HighburyLegend

    “if we deal with Spurs, United and the slew of tough away games, then yes, Emery is the master of the universe.”
    Talking about hypocrisie… lol

    “there’s no arguing that he is one of, if not, the best player in Arsenal’s squad”
    This one made me laugh, too.

  3. gambon

    Im loving all the bravado and positivity because we’ve just won 3 of our easiest games all season, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

    We will know where we are in the grand scheme of things after the next 3 games.

    Spurs away
    Rennes away
    UTD at home

    I think deep down we all know we’re going to absolutely shit ourselves tomorrow.

    I’ve never known a team to have so much polarisation between performances based on opposition quality as Arsenal. Only Everton are comparable.

    Players like Xhaka play with huge swagger, and 95% pass completion against Southampton at home, then have 54% against the big teams.

  4. Soop

    Even a draw would be hugely damaging for Spurs, and puts another nail in their title-shot-that-never-was coffin. Hilarious stuff really.

    Spurs 1 – 2 Arse

  5. Words on a Blog

    Predictions:

    Jenko is selected
    Jenko provides assist to Ozil, who scores winning goal using his “Ozil bounce” technique.
    Xhaka achieves 95% pass completion.

    I’m being positive.

    Or as Gambon would say, deluded!

  6. TheBoyCornelius

    Id take not getting bet against the Spuds, simply because we tend to shit the bed away from home. I wait to be proven wrong and we put in a professional, no mistakes performance – it gotta happen sooner or later right?
    I dont see Utd getting anything other than 3 points tomorrow. So a draw for us and a win for them sees then 1 point ahead of us. Beating Utd at home is what we need to do to move 2 points ahead again.

  7. shaun

    kane to score first arsenal to win 1-3 laca, auab and miki to sore for arsenal, two assists for ozil simples …laca second half weapon… just works better for us when we have something serious comming off the bench be it auba or LACA

  8. China1

    I’m gonna be positive and say we pull out all the stops and smash those cunts

    Arsenal with a comprehensive win!

  9. mysticleaves

    Gambon

    Carry your pessimism to one side. Arsenal to smash the Spuds by 2 goals. Poch on course to dropping 2 games without a shot on target

  10. mysticleaves

    “And yes ozil to score 6 with the patented ‘ozil bounce’ as you say”

    6? Even in the school of optimism and positivity, this would be regarded as impossible 😂😂

  11. Jamie

    These next few weeks are why we watch football, no? Massive, season-defining games coming up.

    Could go massively wrong, could go extremely well. It’s been said by many on here that ‘unknown’ is ‘exciting’. Let’s get after it. Beat the Spuds and the Mancs and I might buy an Emery poster. Lose them both and our results against the big 6 aren’t any better than under old Arse.

  12. Guns of Hackney

    Gambon has caught some GOH negative fever. Oh yeah. It’s powerful stuff.

    Mystic you crazy old coot. Winning by two goals isn’t “smashing” anyone.

    I think both teams are wounded. Normally these games are high scorering affairs and I think this one will be no different.

    Upwards of 6 goals shared. Spurs ARE the better side no matter what anyone thinks but Arsenal are capable of pulling one of these games out their bag.

    3-3 4-2 or 5-1 either way wouldn’t surprise me.

  13. HighburyLegend

    “Manchester United risk losing David de Gea unless they make him the club’s highest-paid player alongside Alexis Sanchez”

    Can’t get enough of this one.

  14. Paulinho

    Think we will win tomorrow. Extremely disappointed if we don’t.

    Spurs have looked leggy for a while and we should overrun them for a change.

  15. gambon

    Its not even negativity, its pattern recognition.

    – Arsenal win easy home games
    – Arsenal struggle in away games
    – Arsenal are abysmal in big away games

    No amount of fan bravado is going to change the way our players perform tomorrow.

    I saw one forum had 75% of Arsenal fans predicting an Arsenal win, yet the bookies have us at 3-1, suggesting a 25% chance.

    Football fans arent very bright.

    The overwhelming chance is that we are beaten tomorrow.

  16. JDavey

    Some people on here are too negative. Yes fine we’re not exactly all conquering but it will take time to get to where we want to be, and the next couple of games could be a huge step in doing so.

    We’re 11 points better off than at this stage last season and haven’t done badly to get ourselves a chance. If we don’t show up tomorrow and get made mugs of then is the time to be negative, for now let’s have a bit of belief and hopefully go there and compound the scums misery.

  17. Guns of Hackney

    Gambon

    Relax. I’m winding up the sons of bitches on here that continually pull me up for being down on Arsenal.

    I’m with you. Stats say we’re easily beaten but sport is sport and we all know that even Arsenal can pull one off every now and again.

    But the saying is ‘the bookmakers rarely get things wrong’.

    Put it this way, if spurs score within 10 mins, it’ll be a landslide.

  18. Guns of Hackney

    Jdavey and others.

    This 11 point better off thing is relative.

    If everyone else has improved too, ergo, it means fuck all.

    We could finish with a higher points total but still miss out on CL football. So what exactly has been achieved?

    It’s like losing 25-0 or 1-0. Apart from the obvious goals against tally, it’s still only 3 points.

  19. Guns of Hackney

    HL

    Gambon’s right. Football fans and the players are arguably the dumbest bunch of miscreants to be found in sport.

    No other sport has so many douchbags. Fact.

  20. Bob N16

    A bit harsh Guns/ Gambon- ‘heart ruling the head’more than anything else- a heavy dose of wishful thinking. Being rational all the time is a bit ‘Spock like’.

  21. JDavey

    GoH

    Well the difference is that last year we were cut adrift in 6th and even sometimes 7th, and this year we’re currently 4th and in with a chance of getting the CL football we all crave.

    So I see that as definite improvement, we were never going to be challenging for the league this year as Unai hasn’t got a magic wand to improve us so drastically from the shit heap Arsene left us in.

    Progress is positive.

  22. Words on a Blog

    Gambon/GoH
    It’s not necessarily the case that football fans are “not the brightest”
    It’s just that we’re all seduced by hope.

    Jenko assist and Ozil to score, I firmly believe!

    Emery declared Manager of the season!

  23. Guns of Hackney

    Bob

    I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again. I have never ever hated spurs. Growing up I detested Liverpool in the 80’s and then United through the 90’s into the 2000’s. Why? Because they were rivals.

    I’ve never considered spurs to be a rival so I can’t share in this irrational ‘hatred’ for a club that has never posed a threat to mine.

    Now, if we’re talking areas…Tottenham is absolutely the worst place to find yourself waking up drunk and worse for wear after partying in soho. I did this many times as the no.73 night bus carried on to Tottenham as opposed to terminating in Stoke newington. Horrible.

    I remeber waiting for a return bus at about 02.00 with some crackhead. Believe it or not, we started talking about the busses and the timetable. We ended up getting on quite well. My initial approach was to put crazy him. It worked.

    I digress. Spurs are fine. Tottenham is the pits.

  24. Guns of Hackney

    If someone mentions that Finish bastard, Jenkinson again…please ban them, Peter.

    This idiot is shit. Period.

    The white Eboue…without AIDS.

  25. Guns of Hackney

    Jdavey

    Why?

    Should I follow the other idiots who “hate” spurs and don’t know why?

    Should I hate black people because others do?

    People who are thinkers generally don’t do the ‘norm’.

    Spurs are just another team. North London’s first team. Let’s not forget that.

  26. JDavey

    Because they are filth and our closest city rivals and that’s what football is about, the cliche thing of ‘bragging rights’ also has a hand in it. Who gives a fuck if they’re north London’s first team!

  27. englandsbest

    Anybody who expects Spurs to be weak tomorrow is clutching at straws. It’s Arsenal. and they are playing at home (or as near as they’ll get this season).
    So a tough no-nonsense approach from them.

    Which is why I’d be surprised if Ozil starts for Arsenal tomorrow. It would be an invitation for Spurs to run midfield. And given space and time, Ericsen can open up the Arsenal defence as easy as a can of worms.

    Nor do I expect a two-pronged strike force from Emery. More likely he will attempt to stifle the Spurs midfield early on, lie in wait, and turn it on in the second half with explosive speed.

  28. Champagne charlie

    “You keep throwing in the cheap American connection to smear those that don’t want to hold Kroenke as the reason for our problems“

    Those? It’s Banford I hold that view of, because he’s pathological in his defence if Stan on here every time he’s referenced. So I whip it must be an American thing, given it’s obvious as it comes that the guy is a fucking tragic owner.

  29. gambon

    Yeah I’ve never got the recent AFC obsession with Spurs. Its basically an inferiority complex since theyve overtaken us.

    The other day people were celebrating Trippiers own goal.

    Actually celebrating a goal that harms our top 4 chances.

    Its basically footballing virtue signalling. Everyone competing to show how much they hate spurs.

  30. HighburyLegend

    “Actually celebrating a goal that harms our top 4 chances. ”

    Yes but c’mon man, that was so funny!!

  31. Guns of Hackney

    We have small man syndrome.

    We should be our own entity worrying about ourselves, we don’t.

    Look down the leagues and you will find the minnows doing the same thing.

    As long as you best the next village over, we’re all good.

    Pathetic. Small club mentality.

  32. JDavey

    Gambon

    See where you’re coming from about the trippier OG, but it is always nice to see spurs suffer!

    Also it might not be harmful to our top four hopes in the long run, if we win tomorrow and reel them in.

  33. Guns of Hackney

    GG9

    They have. Fact.

    Spurs are a better run club.
    They actually spend their cash.
    Better manager.
    Better players.
    Smaller wage bill.
    Better stadium.
    Better football.

    Do not let hate cloud your judgement. And why do you even hate spurs? Daddy? Grandpapa?

    Whatevs.

  34. JDavey

    It has nothing to do with an inferiority complex, I for one have always hated them and I’m sure 95% of arsenal fans would agree.

  35. JDavey

    Eulogising about how good of a club spurs are the day before we play them in a massive game, haha pathetic.

  36. Dissenter

    Guns of Hackney
    Waking up this morning to your top banter.
    You’re bat sh*t crazy mate.

    The last time I made a prediction, it was for Watford to beat Liverpool, guess that didn’t work out for me.

  37. Marc

    Spurs are a better run club.
    Yeah the stadium debacle is the envy of every club in the world.

    They actually spend their cash.
    Haven’t bought a player in two transfer windows and will have to sell to buy in the summer.

    Better manager.
    Who’s fucking off to Madrid in the summer.

    Better players.
    They have a couple of good players but the difference is less quality and more lack of balance at Arsenal.

    Smaller wage bill.
    And a whole click of players running contracts down because they can get more money elsewhere.

    Better stadium.
    They’re homeless.

    Better football.
    The Poch has had what 5 seasons and Emery is criticised after a little over 6 months.

    Gun’s taking the piss for fun is fine but you just make yourself look like a Spud fan.

  38. Dissenter

    Marc
    Poch isn’t going anywhere.
    He doesn’t have the bottle for a bigger club
    Any manager who’s dating that it will take 10 years to win a trophy will wilt under the klieg-light of a big club.
    Poch has a bit of fraud in him.

  39. Words on a Blog

    Spurs – better run?
    (Eventually) getting Poch in, maybe.
    Everything else, it so much.

    Take the two stadiums.

    The Emirates was funded via a project finance loan. The stadium was built on time and on budget. the Emirates may not have the “soul” of Highbury, but most would agree it’s a pretty damn good stadium in terms of size and facilities.

    Spurs are currently homeless after a delay which will approach a year having spunked a massive cost overrun in a budget more than double ours, because Levy, high on his success in the transfer market, thought he could also do engineering project management.

  40. Marc

    Dissenter

    “But really how does Spurs get Eriksen to play in £85k weekly?”

    It’s easy you sign a player who hasn’t caught the eye of the bigger clubs and put him on £85k per week. He then improves, realises he’s too good for the Spud’s and leaves on a free for more money.

  41. gnarleygeorge9

    The good thing about being a grandad Arsenal supporter is you aren’t stereotyped to have to keep knocking Arsene Wenger, coz my Arsenal is more extensive than your blink of an eye lid experience you dumb clink bate plonkers.

  42. Marc

    Dissenter

    “Any manager who’s dating that it will take 10 years to win a trophy ”

    The Poch is a good manager but not the second coming some make him out to be. What I don’t get is winning is a habit, Mourinho always pushed in the League Cup because it gave the players a medal and made them “winners”. Turning the Spud’s into PL champions is an almighty task why not pick up a cup win or 2 on the way?

  43. Guns of Hackney

    Garden walls can run over budget and time…what do you actually think it takes to build a football stadia? The manpower. Infrastructure. Okay, let’s laugh at Spurs but the fact remains they are doing very well at a fraction of our monster budget. That’s humiliating.

    As I said. Small man mentality.

  44. Dissenter

    Spurs have to walk a very fine line with the stadium project
    That’s where Poch comes in. They have to qualify for the CL to even break through once the payments kick in.
    They could be in a puddle of their own making if they don’t qualify
    Why did they build something so grand that will cost thrice thier annual revenue?

  45. Doom & gloom

    In no way have spuds overtaken us.absolute bollocks!above us for now in table.well see if that lasts.last trophy of any sorts 2008.milk cup ffs! Prior to that 1991 fa cup.yes you read that right 1991.With regards to their new stadium.slightly bigger for crowd capacity,a thousand or so.big deal.lets see how they get on with the finances & adjustment.wiil they manage to add or even keep new players.who knows.will poch stay? Judging by recent comments.unlikely.woth Real Madrid & Manure sniffing about.so not by a long chalk have they overtaken us as a club.

  46. Dissenter

    Marc
    Erickson has renewed his contract twice since he came to Spurs. It was only the last contract offer that he refused.
    The lad isn’t very bad or has a piss poor agent.

  47. Marc

    “what do you actually think it takes to build a football stadia? The manpower. Infrastructure.”

    Well we managed it and the reason it’s gone pear shaped is because the Spud’s tried to do it on the cheap. They’ve made some really stupid mistakes – no penalty clauses that are used in every major project to stop cost over runs etc being the most obvious.

  48. Bamford10

    “Allardyce’s mindset is quite amazing. The man who has managed 7 Premier League clubs and England yet recently complained about a lack of opportunities due to the presence of foreign coaches. ‘I think you are almost deemed as second class because it is your country.’”
    – Tim Stillman (@Stillberto)

    Charlie George and Allardyce would get along well.

  49. Dissenter

    ‘Tottenham growing increasingly concerned that Mauricio Pochettino will quit for Real Madrid this summer’

    The beginning of the end.

  50. HighburyLegend

    @Dissenter : meanwhile, rumors about the return of Maureen contiue to grow in Madrid.
    (why they don’t ask to arsène, I have no idea)

  51. Bamford10

    To Pedro’s point, I think some have been lulled into a false optimism re finishing fourth. Ultimately, United and Chelsea still have better players and are probably more likely to finish fourth. Just to put a number on it, I’d say we have a 25% chance of finishing fourth. I’d love to see it, but I don’t expect it.

  52. Dissenter

    There’s also talk that Pogba is hell bent on returning back to Juventus if United don’t qualify for the CL
    There are high stakes on all for many clubs.
    At least we have plan B, which is the EL, I hope Chelsea get knocked out really soon though..

  53. HighburyLegend

    @Bamford : one thing’s for sure, for the 4th spot trophy, it will be incredibly tight this season.

  54. Bamford10

    “Koscielny and Lichtsteiner both fully fit. No new injury concerns for Arsenal ahead of tomorrow.”
    – Charles Watts

  55. Marko

    Its not even negativity, its pattern recognition.– Arsenal win easy home games
    – Arsenal struggle in away games
    – Arsenal are abysmal in big away games

    Gambon is true. It’s been a pattern at Arsenal for many many years. I’m sure he’ll admit though to course correct such a pattern will take time.

    Also when you think about it isn’t it by and large and issue for most of the big teams as well. Chelsea may be able to beat City at home but they struggle at City. Liverpool struggle at Wembley but do well at Anfield. It’s not unheard of really

  56. Words on a Blog

    The combined effects of the cost overrun on the stadium (aka garden wall) and Poch leaving would be a knockout blow for the Spuds, especially if a few of the main players leave.
    That would make all the small men (aka Arsenal supporters) happy

  57. Receding Hairline

    Bamford there is false optimism among some but others know exactly what they are doing, they are painting a picture fourth is a cake walk so as to be able to say Emery tanked fourth place.

  58. Danny

    I’ve got to say this:
    I fucking hate Spurs and everything to do with them. It’s in my blood. For those Arsenal fans who don’t get that then good for you but for me tomorrows match is not just “another match”, it doesn’t matter that its 4th against 3rd, it’s about putting those cunts in their place.
    Either you get it or you don’t.

  59. HillWood

    Ten years ago the company I worked for in Tottenham closed.
    Spurs had been buying up property in the area for about 5 years prior to that
    Their new stadium has been going on for a lot longer than people think and cost more than they are saying

  60. Marko

    I think people are talking us up for 4th so that when the inevitable happens they’ll jump on it and Emery. It’s pretty obvious what is going to happen. All we need to do is still be in with a realistic shout of Champions League football after the next 2-3 league games. Spurs the potential slip for obvious reasons. Either way the United game will be must win and it’s at home so we should

  61. Bamford10

    To what extent do people think Emery will start as below? How optimistic or pessimistic does the below make you?

    ___________Leno
    _____Must__Sokr__Kosc
    Lich___Xhaka___Torr___Kola
    ______Mkhi_______Iwobi
    ____________Laca

    I think that will be defensively solid, but I don’t see us getting a goal. 0-0 draw, or 1-1 draw. I guess that might be all we really need to get, though.

  62. useroz

    Thought Poch once suggested he’d like to emulate Wenger and stay 20 years at Spuds. Surely he wouldn’t want to go just yet…

    Tomorrow… barring last minute injuries to out already depleted (quality sense) defence, why would we not have at least a 50/50 chance to win?

    We seem to be able to score goals , the PL table says .

  63. Dissenter

    Koscielny and Sokratis are building up a partnership that was forged in games against weaker teams.
    It will be interesting to see how well we do against the better teams in the next three games.
    I still think our best chance is in the EL, so long as Chelsea get knocked out soon.

  64. Marc

    Receding

    “it might surprise a lot of you when Spurs hire a manager who actually goes on to win something”

    Go and google the list of managers Levy has appointed, the odd’s aren’t in his favour of getting another one right. It won’t help when during the job interview Levy will ask the candidate “how much money do you have in your wallet? – that’s this summers transfer budget”

  65. Bamford10

    Hackney

    Your boredom with Arsenal and with football is not nearly as interesting to others as it is to you.

  66. HighburyLegend

    “it might surprise a lot of you when Spurs hire a manager who actually goes on to win something”

    They will hire wenger, just a feeling… lol

  67. Marko

    No 3-4-3. I don’t know how many times more we have to see it before realizing that it doesn’t work we don’t have the players for it and it doesn’t make us defensively more solid. If anything it adds to the defensive struggles cause you end up with people like Kolasinac and whoever playing in midfield and having an excuse not to track back or get into position and it also forces us to play out from the back and can split the CB’s apart too much I feel. Honestly no. Go with 4-2-3-1 and play one of the strikers and drop Guendouzi

  68. Guns of Hackney

    Bamford

    Your self satisfaction and overall smugness isn’t as interesting to us as it is to you.

  69. Guns of Hackney

    HL

    This is another game. The dirty Scottish bastard game is a bit more.

    Even though there are only three Scots actually playing. Most are all poles or Armenians.

  70. Marko

    Spurs have had so many managers who haven’t won anything and I wouldn’t expect the next one to change that in all honesty. They’re going to have to come down from up high sooner rather than later. No way they keep that group of players together much longer without silverware

  71. Globalgunner

    Spus are the ones who have an inferiority complex. They made their stadium hold about 200 seats more than the Emirates even though they will barely fill it. Forgetting than planning restrictions limited Arsenal from making the stadium hold almost 70,000. If we had managed that, the Spuds would have probably bankuoted themselves trying to top that. The only reason they can be called better run is because we had a moron in charge for 20 years doling out massive contracts to crap players to keep them loyal. we stopped being well run when Dein left

  72. Jim Lahey

    Weighting in on the Spurs hate thing.

    Not growing up in England meant that I never even regarded Spurs as a rival club, sure I knew they were the local rival, but to me they were irrelevant.

    My school year was 150 students, of that two of us supported Arsenal. The others split 50/50 between Liverpool and United. Now Liverpool weren’t ever a threat to us so they were also irrelevant.. but United… I fucking hate United.. Glory hunting cunt fan base that could dish it out but couldn’t take it. United will forever be the enemy in my eyes.

    On Spurs today? They are a middle sized team overachieving and we are a huge club underachieving. It will take a huge decline in Arsenal football club for them to ever over take us.

    I will say however.. that “Tottenham, we hate Tottenham” chant is fucking cringe and is a sure fire indication of Spurs progression over the past few years.

    Also, just on Liverpools fans.. Unbearable here in Ireland, walk around like they have won everything for the past two decades, ALWAYS their year, deluded cunts.

  73. Marc

    “Anyone would think spurs v Arsenal is Celtic v Rangers.

    It ain’t.”

    First thing you’ve said that doesn’t make you look a cunt. Ranger’s and Celtic are both much bigger clubs than the Spud’s.

  74. Danny

    The thing is most of you lot are too young to remember the annual punch ups in the North Bank.
    Rangers – Celtic? Do me a favour. Maybe since destroying Highbury the passion has decreased.

  75. Valentin

    @Bamford,

    I think that Emery will start with that configuration. Personally I would switch back to a 4-2-3-1. Spurs fullbacks are not great defenders. If we can put them under pressure high up the pitch, we could quickly turn the ball and score.

    No Mustafi in the defense to scare all the Arsenal supporters. Less chance of a brain fart or a player 10 feet behind the rest.
    In term of personnel, I would rather use Jenkinson than Lichsteiner. Positionally they are both terrible, but at least Jenkinson has some recovery speed instead of geriatric pace.

    I would use Ramsey to man mark Christian Ericksen, the same way he blocked Jorginho. Ericksen is the main supplier, shackle him and Spurs attack is quite blunt.

  76. Marko

    I would use Ramsey to man mark Christian Ericksen, the same way he blocked Jorginho

    Can’t be done. Erikson doesn’t sit deep and dictate and Ramsey isn’t going to follow him around it’s generally not his game. You’re more likely to see Erikson do that to Torreira like in the first game. Only we’re not likely to have near enough possession to warrant him doing that. I fancy us tomorrow to possibly get a positive result given the form we’re in and the players that are now back

  77. Guns of Hackney

    Lolz.

    The insults I get on here is rickydiculous.

    I’m not religious but now I know what it would be like to be Jesus Christ.

    The persecution I get is comparable.

  78. Guns of Hackney

    Marko

    Says he would use a £400,000pw footballer to man mark Erickson.

    Why not play Messi in goal?

    And I’m the stupid one?

    You have the IQ of a shoe size.

  79. Bob N16

    Guns, you’re no martyr!

    Spurs to me are like pantomime villains, I don’t hate them but losing to them is more painful and winning brings more joy. My Dad was a Spurs supporter, not a very noisy one, but since he was a gentleman he let me choose my team. My sons were not allowed the choice!

  80. vickingz

    And people expects kos to be at his best in how many days interval? Playing lichsteiner together with kos in whatever formation and selection would be our downfall tomorrow

  81. Marko

    Guns I’m merely stating a fact that you try very hard to say stupid things on here. Everything is a gag and you can’t be taken seriously. In fact the only time that you spoke with passion and the only truthful thing you’ve said around here was the time that you spoke proudly of your father killing brown peasants in some war. That’s it

  82. Marko

    Says he would use a £400,000pw footballer to man mark Erickson. Why not play Messi in goal? And I’m the stupid one? You have the IQ of a shoe size.

    Valentin said it I said the stuff after it.

  83. JDavey

    Why as Arsenal fans are we not allowed to or are not supposed to hate them horrible fuckers from down the road, I’m perplexed!

    Some ‘gooners’ on here starting to sound like closet spuds, fuck spurs.

  84. Danny

    Guns of Hackney
    March 1, 2019 13:06:14
    Danny
    The only punch up you’ve had is in a phone box with yourself.
    ————————————
    Don’t be a wanker, against Spurs, fans were stabbed and even died on the North Bank back in the 60s and 70s.

  85. Upstate Gooner

    Jim Lahey
    Same here, mate (in response to Spurs). Grew up in the Soviet Union. Didn’t really care much for footy back then. Started following Arsenal in the late 90’s when I was living in US. Never ever even thought about Spurs as rivals because like you said they were fucking irrelevant. Still are for the most part until they win something of note. It was always United for me, and then later on Chelsea. Their fans are also the most obnoxious bunch that I have ever met/seen. Hate those fuckers with a passion.

  86. Guns of Hackney

    Marko

    He has a particular set of skills.

    My father is Liam Neeson. I can’t believe no one has worked it out yet.

  87. Guns of Hackney

    Danny

    It’s not Brighton Rock.

    No one died at an Arsenal v Spurs match. Unless it was from boredom.

    Scuffles and nothing more. We are a lightweight derby compared to some.

  88. Upstate Gooner

    GoH
    I “get it” because I didn’t grow up in England/London. If I did, maybe I would see things differently. So I kinda get where the others ones are coming from too. As I mentioned before, I live in US now. It’s all about American football, college basketball, and baseball here. Not a huge amount of people who follow real footy. One of my best friends is a City fan. Another is a Pool supporter. There’s also a Spurs fan here, and he’s one of the nicest guys I know. A bunch of Goons like myself. The rest are United and Chelsea followers. Fucking wankers.

  89. Pierre

    Receding
    “Bamford there is false optimism among some but others know exactly what they are doing, they are painting a picture fourth is a cake walk so as to be able to say Emery tanked fourth place.”

    What a strange way to look at things..

    Nobody has mentioned it being a cakewalk but we are in the frame for a top 4 place with a good a chance as the others if you take into consideration fixtures, fitness and the league position we are in now.

  90. Guns of Hackney

    Upstate

    The whole spurs thing is just a bit silly.

    Man U. Scousers back in the 80’s. That’s it for me.

    Now, our rivals should be Everton, Palace and Doncaster. This is our level now.

  91. Champagne charlie

    Spurs aren’t rivals, they’re our banter outlet, the biggest joke of the season, the reason Englishmen go around saying “weheyyyy” in the city after the NLD.

    They’re a great source of mockery and still deliver on that front. Like their stadium debacle. Undersized cables and misjudging load capacities 😂 The sparkies have to be gooners.

  92. Champagne charlie

    Pierre

    Receding is always angling a defence of Emery, he’s desperate to lay the foundations before anyone says anything so he in fact can come out on the defensive. I’d ignore it, he’s doing the very thing he claims of others.

  93. Guns of Hackney

    CC

    It’s really funny you say that but there were loads of rumours that spurs fans who worked in the emirates did all kinds of shit to the stadia. It happens.

    HOK sports is a monster company and they employ 1,000’s of contractors to build stadiums. There going to be 100’s of rival fans working on football grounds.

  94. ddkingz

    GOH…..

    you are a f*cking depressed kid… why put all your frustration on AFC…

    @pedro… Get this spudshite fanboy outta here.
    it’s an arsenal blog…. not a forum where a depressed spud kid get to relax and troll.

    being making noise on here for the past days…. is arsenal the cause of your problem?????

  95. Upstate Gooner

    GoH
    The whole spurs thing is just a bit silly.

    I agree. I don’t like them but I can’t really say that I hate them. I get the bragging rights thing though so it would be nice to kick their arses tomorrow which would also keep us in the hunt for top 4. And we lose to Spurs tomorrow but still get CL footy next season, I’ll take it.

  96. englandsbest

    To understand the true nature of Arsenal/Spurs antagonism, you have to grow up in that area of London. Where I went to school, you were either an Arsenal supporter or a Spurs supporter. Some of my best pals were Spurs supporters.

    There was no sense that the other lot were ‘scum’ – they were rivals, that’s all. Nor was there any thuggery in those days, that came later with the other London sides – we can all name them, can’t we?

    Nevertheless, looking at the day’s football results, a Spurs defeat is still a fun thing, a real heart-warming pleasure.

  97. Champagne charlie

    Guns

    I just find that level of idiocy quite spectacular on a project like that. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt by blaming gooner sparkies haha absolutely shambolic to fuck the wiring up to that degree.

  98. Guns of Hackney

    Englandsbest

    See, I went to school in Highbury in the 1980’s and it was Arsenal or Liverpool. Yes, Liverpool in a london school. Why? Because kids support the winning teams.

    Zero spurs fans. Honest. Liverpool, Arsenal, one Man U and one St Mirren supporter.

    But then my school was rough and no one had fathers so I suppose they supported who they liked, not who they were told to support.

  99. Chris

    Arsenal fans on an Arsenal blog shouldn’t be looked down upon for wanting to beat Spurs, laugh at their misfortune or see them suffer.

    Hate is a strong word and I personally couldn’t say I hate them or any other team/player. I do however have a bloody good chuckle when they lose to Burnley or score an own goal like the other evening!

    Football is one of many escape routes from the rat race. People are allowed to let light football tribalism and sheer hope cloud their usual sensible judgment they probably use in the real word or in the workplace.