Umtihehehe linked + Suarez lands a chance + Sven saga twist

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I AM BACK GOOD PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET.

Sorry for the lack of delicious content this week, I am working on a pitch for a super cool client and it has dominated me. Not in a sexy way either. However, I am back now, and so is football.

So what’s going down in the hood?

Brexit? What a laugh. The only thing I really care about in this whole situation is whether it allows Arsenal to buy more young South American players. Really don’t understand why there are laws concerning the issue to start with. Of all the problems Britain has, one of them isn’t bringing in super rich high spending Brazilians.

Get me the next Messi, please.

Unai Emery has spoken about the beautiful Denis Suarez.

“He is OK for starting in the first XI, to give us this impact.

“We are going to need everybody, every player for the next matches.

“Now we have a lot of players ready, with a big mentality and with a big performance to play and help us.”

Love the crisp clarity of his prose. Suarez has looked a little bit bland so far, but I swear I can recall a pretty good counterattack he was part of that had potential. He is also pretty and I am comfortable repeating that over and over.

Arsenal are being linked with… BIG SAM UMTITI. The story is coming from the Independent, so about as reliable as Michael Owen’s hamstrings. My thoughts on this one:

  • Arsenal don’t have big dick swinging money this summer, he’s not going for anything less than £80m
    • His contract runs until 2023
  • Umtiti is a very good player, even with Champions League we’d be a big step down
  • Barca have nearly or have signed De Ligt for £80m, he’s a bit good, I’d suspect the Frenchman is a bit worried
    • I think his agent is setting off warning flares to get reassurances from the Barcelona board

Needless to say, we are not shopping in that market this summer unless there’s been a serious change of heart OR Arsenal brought back more than a tan from Dubai.

Talking of the Independent writing bollocks, remember when they dropped a story about Sven leaving for Bayern after they read my piece? In a twist if DELICIOUS irony, he could end up taking over the technical director role over at Roma.

FFS, Arsenal have been bent over a barrel on this one. Once again making decisions on the fly without a really good plan a, b and c on the table. Sven is going to wreck our summer and he’s going to be a man possessed when it comes to proving out he’s capable of delivering.

Let’s see how that one works out!

Right, I am going to be back in the hotseat tomorrow, regular as The Sun and a morning whatever…

See you in the comments. x

 

385 Responses to “Umtihehehe linked + Suarez lands a chance + Sven saga twist”

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  1. Victorious

    God I hate Chelsea.. They absolutely deserved nothing today

    Got to feel for Cardiff if they go down because of this

    How can that red sleep tonight, surely must watch that later and realise the shocker

    Sad day for football today

    Cheating has won.

  2. Graham62

    The answer to so many of these bad decisions is simple and doesn’t involve VAR.

    The 4th official has to intervene.

    JHC! 10 year olds could brainstorm this.

  3. Dissenter

    Graham62
    You nailed out on the head
    I’ve never understood what the hell is the 4th official doing, taking abuse from managers?

    The fourth official needs to have an active role, VAR or no VAR.

  4. Marko

    One of the reasons why i take Marko’s player suggestions with a pinch of salt

    Huh why’s that? Last season we had a midfield of Xhaka, Ramsey, Elneny and Wilshere can you blame me for wanting Kovacic was signed for thinking that he was better than what we had. I really think people are reading too much into the form of players temporarily on loan or players in the league for the first time. Kovacic and Keita are very good midfielders

  5. Dissenter

    No one covers the pemier league like the NBC, not even local broadcasters in England come anywhere what they are doing.

  6. Graham62

    Dissenter

    Why do you need VAR when you have the 4th official and technology.

    The FA/ Premier League/ FIFA / UEFA are a frigging joke and don’t get me started on those officials behind the goal.

    I don’t get it, I really don’t.

  7. Guns of Hackney

    The beef I have with Warnock and those types of losers in general is this:

    The shouting and swearing, pseudo passion and aggression is covering up the fact that they were not good enough. The fans lap that shit up but really…the manager and players are only covering their own failures.

    It’s utterly pathetic.

  8. Rambo Ramsey

    Marko is a chump.

    Remember the times he used to big up Max Meyer?

    ‘Far Better than Ramsey’ he said. One will be playing for Juventus, the other in some midtable club.

  9. Batistuta

    Kovacic is ordinary, I’d have Xhaka all day long, seen enough of him to know it’s not just form…Keita is ordinary too

  10. bennydevito

    Talking bollocks again GOH I see.

    Cardiff were good enough and only lost because of terrible decisions.

    That defeat might not only get Cardiff relegated but could also cost us top 4 too come the end of the season, it’s an absolute disgrace and only an idiot can’t see that.

  11. Graham62

    “Ok children, your homework for this week is to come up with a simple idea on how to stop bad decisions at Professional football matches and…………………Tristen!!!!!! Stop picking your nose”

    “Sorry Miss”

  12. Guns of Hackney

    Benny

    Yawn. Loser talk. They weren’t good enough as they only scored 1 goal to Chelsea’s 2. Fact.

    How many points did we get in the early part of the season that was either ‘lucky or down to terrible decisions’? Seriously, how many! Lots mate.

    If Arsenal were playing Cardiff today, would you be screaming for a replay or suing the premier league because Cardiff were robbed? No. So shut the f up and drop the holier than thou routine you sanctimonious whatsit.

    Same goes for every other hypocrite on here.

    Twits.

  13. NW9 gooner

    After watching Chelsea , apart from Hazard any other Chelsea player anyone here would want in our team

  14. Marko

    Alisson while being a significant upgrade on the previous Liverpool keepers is by no means worth 70 odd million.

  15. NW9 gooner

    GOH is trolling for a lark. A penalty not given, Rudigger not sent off, off side goal and Cardiff did not play well?

  16. Marko

    Alex Sandro, another one of Marko’s champions. Loool

    Did I ever mention Alex Sandro? That seems unlikely since he’s at Juve and linked with a move to Real. Out of our price and quality range

  17. Marko

    Kovacic is rubbish end of.

    Sure he is mate. 24 has about 50 caps for Croatia and has 246 appearences for his last 3 clubs who happen to be Inter Milan Real and Chelsea.

  18. Marko

    Safe to say guy is NOT the brightest bulb when it comes spotting good players

    Says the guy who rates AMN as highly as Ndombele and who called for Huddersfield to beat us earlier in the season. I think you’re opinion on anything really shouldn’t be taken seriously

  19. Marko

    Kovacic is ordinary, I’d have Xhaka all day long, seen enough of him to know it’s not just form…Keita is ordinary too

    You see you can’t take people like this seriously. Xhaka has been error prone and average for two whole seasons before he showed any signs of improvement and even then I think if you did a poll the vast majority would want rid while Keita and Kovacic are average after a few months. It’s typical Arsenal fans really. You do realize both players would be starting for us if we were lucky to have them. A midfield of those two and Torreira or Torreira, Xhaka and Guendouzi I know which I’d prefer. But ask an Arsenal fan and there’s nothing better than what we got

  20. Guns of Hackney

    How many points did Arsenal rip off this season?

    Any sympathy for those teams on the receiving end? No.

  21. Graham62

    GOH

    Where were you when we needed to sort out Brexit?

    “Yawn. Losers. We ain’t giving you sod all, so fudge off”

  22. bennydevito

    Tottenham’s new stadium looks superb, love the huge kop style south stand behind the goal and how the seats are so close to the pitch, unlike ours with that big gap behind each goal. Looks really impressive inside too.

    Still looks like a toilet seat from above though.

  23. ddkingz

    just imagine come Tuesday morning, emery would be in third position in the EPL log…..

    I know some on here would prefer to pass away in their sleep than for that to happen, just to say that they were right about emery de dracula

  24. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    They are expecting a major low turnout at the next election, reflecting the disgust every one feels that parliament have betrayed them.

    Do you not vote
    Or do you spoil your voye,,,

  25. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    Personally I think alli is suffering from second season syndrome …

    He looks bout average now days…

  26. Batistuta

    Marko

    Even the Chelsea fans aren’t that enthusiastic about keeping Kovacic, it’s not an Arsenal fan thing, he’s just not as good as you claim he is appearances aside….I’d rather have Brozovic as he offers more defensively

  27. Receding Hairline

    Marko at least we know what Xhaka brings to the table… Getting a move to Real Madrid who then discover you are not up to much then loan you out to Chelsea where u have proven still that you are one of those guys who made a name early and failed to live up to it.

    Again I ask, what exactly is he supposed to be good at?

  28. Pierre

    Well. ,well, well….Le Grove up in arms about poor refereeing decisions .

    You couldn’t make it up .here we have supposedly Arsenal fans on an Arsenal blog that slaughtered anyone (me) who pointed out the many injustices over the years at Arsenal expense who now are up in arms because the referee denied Arsenal a chance of staying 3 points above Chelsea due to a dodgy offside goal.

    It’s worth asking the question, would le Grove feel so upset if Wenger was still manager of the club ..I doubt it ..

    I always thought Le Grove reeked of double standards and today confirms it.

    And yes ,the officials denied Cardiff a result just as they have stitched Arsenal up many times over the years.

  29. Leftsidesanch

    Pierre not everyday and everything has to be a back and forth on here.

    Relax and sip on something cold.

  30. Dissenter

    “Well. ,well, well….Le Grove up in arms about poor refereeing decisions .”

    Really, just shut it
    No one is implying there’s a vast conspiracy to cheat Arsenal

    Its just poor officiating that’s the problem

  31. Marko

    Getting a move to Real Madrid who then discover you are not up to much

    After a 107 appearences for them. You make it sound like I’m a fanboy of his I’m not really it’s just when we were thinking of addressing the midfield and he was available that I would have taken him. I still would have considering that Elneny is still here and considering the amount of appearences 19 year old Guendouzi has made

  32. Dissenter

    The Cardiff refereeing debacle was actually just a ref shitting his pants for a big team.
    We used the get those calls against Burnley, handballs goals that benefit us and marginal pushes for penalties in the last minute.

  33. MidwestGun

    Hahahah Spuds… now that was funny…. and it helps us. Lloris making Goal keeping look like a comedy video.

    Game on, now… We need to put the beatdown On Newcastle tomorrow.

  34. Pierre

    Dissenter
    “Its just poor officiating that’s the problem”

    It’s taken wenger to leave before you have come to that conclusion….strange that..

  35. Paulinho

    “One of the reasons why i take Marko’s player suggestions with a pinch of salt”

    Kovacic and Grzegorz Krychowiak are top class but Ramsey, meh, he’s a bit shit really. Easily replaceable.

    Yeah I would like to see Kovacic give us what Ramsey does. You would be waiting a long time.

  36. Marko

    There’s never been a refereeing conspiracy against Arsenal. That’s just an excuse AKB’s created for Arsene Wenger not being more successful in 22 years. It’s just your garden variety incompetence and human error to blame. I do think that referees are too protected and sheltered though. I believe they should be interviewed and questioned when they make obvious and clear fuck ups

  37. MidwestGun

    By the way Pierre the only double standard is the former AKBs who said they would support any manager of the club…. now bashing Emery at any given moment. True story.

  38. bennydevito

    Pierre,

    I’ve said before that Arsenal have been on the wrong end of bad decisions more than anyone else eg the season Leicester won the league VAR would have had us win it, so no double standards from me.

  39. Leftsidesanch

    Got to win tomorrow, and follow it up on Sunday at Goodison.

    Still maintain 5 more wins should seal it, means we could probably still afford to lose 2 games.

    All the teams in the top 4 hunt will drop points but to be in this position in April is more than I expected before the start of the season.

  40. TR7

    The theory that bad referring decisions even themselves out is one of the most bogus theories in football. It’s often the smaller teams which are on the receiving end. In the last 3 seasons refereeing standards have plummeted so much that I am beginning to wonder whether referees are in cahoots with a few teams. Can’t wait for the VAR to be introduced next season.

  41. bennydevito

    MidwestGunMarch 31, 2019    17:28:45

    By the way Pierre the only double standard is the former AKBs who said they would support any manager of the club…. now bashing Emery at any given moment. True story.

    >>>>

    Spot on.

  42. Marko

    Kovacic and Grzegorz Krychowiak are top class but Ramsey, meh, he’s a bit shit really. Easily replaceable.

    Where’d Krychowiak come from? That might have been years back. It’s incredible really all these names been brought up seems to me like we’ve been in need of better CM’s for quite a number of years. But surely Ramsey and Wilshere and Xhaka and Coquelin and Song and Elneny and Denilson were good enough? No? Why not list off the names of everyone’s replacements from over the years. Ramsey is absolutely replaceable 100%. You can replace him in a number of ways an actual proper CM a more functional CAM or a winger. Cause you know he’s not that great a CM he’s not a proper CAM and he’s not a wide forward/RM. We’ll see anyway how we get on without him next season should be good

  43. MidwestGun

    Referring is terrible for every Club.. doesn’t make it a conspiracy it just means they need to fix it. Imo, it won’t be fixed until they allow referees of every nationality and have an honest review system where bad referees are replaced. VAR won’t fix the problem when you have the same hacks making the decisions.. Have already seen plenty of bad VAR decisions in other leagues.

  44. Paulinho

    Marko – The season before he left PSG you mentioned him every other week as the answer to our midfield problems, so your credibility for what counts as a serviceable central midfielder for us is questionable to say the least. Kovacic is another hum-dinger.

    He would not have lasted two seconds in that United match a few weeks ago never mind walk away with the best defensive stats in the match,

  45. bennydevito

    Spurs should have won that. And fuck knows why mixed salad was arms out triumphant running to the fans like he’d just scored a Maradona 86 goal – it was a fucking own goal you fraggle looking cunt.

  46. Danish Gooner

    We really have to start applying ourselfes away from home Leicester, watford,Wolves and Everton it will be battle royale,methinks.

  47. Graham62

    Pierre

    What the fudge has Wenger got to do with things.

    Amazing that you bring him up………………again!!

    By the way, in case you’d forgotten, Leicester won the league because they were better than us over the season and wanted it more.

  48. Upstate Gooner

    Chelsea got away with murder today. Spurs bottled it yet again (funny but I would have preferred a draw). And lastly, Kovacic is a BUM. It just so happens that Inter is my team in Serie A and I have also seen him plenty in Real and Croatia shirts where he’s way, way down the pecking order and couldn’td get much playing time. He looks lost at Chelsea too. I think I’m gonna pour me some tequila now. Cheers, everyone.

  49. ddkingz

    @marko…
    love your crazy comments most times…
    but for that one on kovacic over xhaka, I just hope something breaks off your thumb so you can’t type any such rubbish next time…
    nothing personal mate

  50. Dissenter

    TR7
    “The theory that bad referring decisions even themselves out is one of the most bogus theories in football. It’s often the smaller teams which are on the receiving end. In the last 3 seasons refereeing standards have plummeted so much that I am beginning to wonder whether referees are in cahoots with a few teams. Can’t wait for the VAR to be introduced next season.”

    Exactly, the small teams lose out.

  51. Graham62

    Liverpool won for heaven’s sake.

    It seems some on here hate Liverpool more than they hate Spuds.

    Bloody amazing!

  52. Victorious

    Pierre is absolutely correct

    We’ve been on the wrong end of some atrocious officiating over the years that it’ll be quite debatable if we could have winners of a title in any number of those seasons

    What happened to Cardiff today was diabolical and it’s unfortunate man are just now grasping the gutter levels of officiating that these refs are operating having overlooked same shit over the years because of their animosity towards our former manager

  53. MidwestGun

    If we take care of business we will make top 4 based on our schedule versus the other 3 contenders. Pressure will ramp up every week though starting with tomorrow. Away form has to improve for sure. Looking forward to the run in… and glad the International break is over. That was brutally long.

  54. Marko

    Marko – The season before he left PSG you mentioned him every other week as the answer to our midfield problems

    You mean our severe lack of a DM that we had for many years? How dare I? I’ve got real egg on my face there mate I wanted a DM signed from PSG when we had none and a dire need for one. Well I’ve been seen to.

    All I know is that even now we could still do with more quality in CM we still have problems in that area and in all honesty it was nothing compared to the previous two seasons with Ramsey, Xhaka, Elneny and Wilshere as our options. A slight improvement this season with the new signings and Ramsey in decent form recently from CM doesn’t change any of that. Let’s not rewrite history now that we’re in a bit of form or that Ramsey is going to Juve

  55. Graham62

    Again, I ask the question, what’s the point of the 4th official if he can’t step in and change the decision?

  56. Marko

    We’ve been on the wrong end of some atrocious officiating over the years that it’ll be quite debatable if we could have winners of a title in any number of those seasons

    By and large not true. You should be thinking more along the lines of if Wenger was a better manager and addressed certain squad issues and signed better players then we could have won the title more over the years. That season Leicester won the league was the season after the summer he signed no outfield player the summer of cohesion. If he actually signed up a much needed striker that summer for example Lacazette I believe we would have won the league but we didn’t because of him and not because of the refs

  57. Dissenter

    Until the very end, Wenger was the media darling and definitely liked by referees.
    It’s absurd to even suggest that we were the victims of some conspiracy.
    Remember those calls that Wenger never saw?
    Why do you think it was so…because the referees missed a call in our favor.

  58. TR7

    Not a Ramsey fan, never have been but he is much better than Kovacic. Kovacic needs too much time and space to make any meaningful contribution.

  59. Paulinho

    Marko – That sums up it up. Doesn’t matter how shit someone is, as long as they fit your idea of what a midfielder is supposed to be, then they are automatically better. Reminds of me of all the hype for Golovin before we played CSKA and then Ramsey pissed all over him.

    Kovacic spends the whole match doing sweet nothing – threatening to do something every now and then but then deciding against it at the last minute to pass sideways – but because he looks smooth and doesn’t make any runs forward off the ball he’s instantly better than Ramsey and the more responsible, intelligent player.

  60. Marko

    but for that one on kovacic over xhaka, I just hope something breaks off your thumb so you can’t type any such rubbish next time…
    nothing personal mate

    You have to put things into context. The calls for Kovacic last summer came when he was available on loan and when we had a need for CM’s after witnessing two whole seasons where our midfield was abject and Xhaka was error prone to and average. I wouldn’t take him this summer if that makes any difference. Purely cause I think that we should be shopping for different types of CM’s now. The more prospective kind.

  61. Dissenter

    We weren’t getting penalties called in our favor because Wenger’s approach was to have them pick the perfect pass from outside the box. We would play stationary fake took-taka outside the box.
    We didn’t have dribbling wingers or pacy runners that could draw penalties.
    We didn’t play on the counter enough.
    It was our pattern of play that didn’t put us in a position to get penalties.

  62. Dissenter

    By the way, I don’t think Craig Parson deliberately cheated Cardiff.
    He’s a just a poor referee who has an even poorer game…and his assistants didn’t do him any favors.

  63. Graham62

    Is there any statistical data available on the team who made the most excuses over the years.

    I wonder where we would be in that table?

  64. MidwestGun

    I don’t think Emery is the end all be all of world football managers.. but so far I do like that he takes responsibility for fuck ups. Bad refereeing, bad pitch conditions, rash of bad injuries.. lack of funds. So far he has manned up and when we were bad he has said we were bad including himself. That much I do like and shows character. He doesn’t gloss over it and that’s refreshing.

  65. Marko

    Doesn’t matter how shit someone is, as long as they fit your idea of what a midfielder is supposed to be, then they are automatically better

    No I was more basing it on the fact that for a good two seasons there that we were shocking in that area that him and Xhaka as a midfield two didn’t work at all it was error prone at times lacking shape and just simply didn’t work. I feel like people are forgetting just how bad the previous two seasons were in midfield or how the lack of DM cost us for years or even how we haven’t had a truly good midfield since Cesc left. And how long has Ramsey been here? How is it that he’s that good but at the same time we’ve struggled in that area? I mean if he’s that good how come we’ve never challenged for anything meaningful with him in the team? Can’t blame everything on Xhaka or Denilson or Song or whichever player isn’t liked as much.

  66. bennydevito

    Graham62March 31, 2019    17:48:55

    Liverpool won for heaven’s sake.

    It seems some on here hate Liverpool more than they hate Spuds.

    Bloody amazing!

    >>>>

    I hate Liverpool more than Spurs, their fans are the worst.

    Spurs are irrelevant to me. When have they ever been our rivals for the league?

    Never.

    Liverpool however I grew up in the 80s and early 90s and they were our rivals and everyone supported them.

    Same as man utd late 90s and 00s. I hate them more than Spurs too, and I also hate Chelsea more than Spurs.

    Spurs are irrelevant to us apart from being our nearest neighbours and that historically whenever they play us regardless of their league position beating us was all that mattered to them and we were their cup final.

    Once they start consistently outperforming us and finishing above us and are our main rivals for the league I’ll hate them the most but until then, they’re nothing to me.

  67. Paulinho

    “two seasons were in midfield or how the lack of DM cost us for years or even how we haven’t had a truly good midfield since Cesc left. ”

    Yeah and swapping Ramsey for the Polish hack and wimpy Kovacic would’ve made things much worse.

  68. Dissenter

    Neil Warnock : “They don’t realise what is at stake. If I was a Burnley or a Brighton fan, they will be absolutely loving it today.
    “It’s not our fault an official can’t see that, it is the most obvious offside I have ever seen or the most certain penalty I have ever seen.
    “It’s the best league in the world but the worst officials. They don’t understand what is at stake. They shouldn’t make mistakes at this level.
    “Why am I working at 70 years of age for things like that to happen? It’s not very often I am lost for words”

    “”My players feel like they have been kicked in the teeth. We’ve been kicked so many times. I don’t deserve officials like that today. There is no excuse for that, it’s criminal.”
    “What goes through my mind? Is it payback time for me over the years?”

  69. Receding Hairline

    A Real Madrid supporting friend of mine can’t stand Kovacic, called him a waste of space and was delighted he left for Chelsea, I for one told him from the off when they signed him that the dude wasn’t particularly good at anything, shows flashes and then back to his comfort zone of neat tidy sideways passing, the sought sarri believes keeps the game ticking.

  70. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    Diss

    Wrongly he will be fined…

    But all his points are valid.

    We need to see what decisions have been qualified on the ref post match.
    I for one would want overseas refs with no alligencies with clubs.

    More managers should come out n support and back him tonight

  71. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    Graham

    All the big clubs either 2-0 or 2-1

    I norm do cross trebles but didn’t this week.

    So arsenal 3-1

  72. bennydevito

    Red,

    Nobody’s relying on VAR to beat Leicester, we’re just citing that as an instance.

    It would be like sending someone down for murder even though CCTV proves the accused wasn’t there, but that court doesn’t accept CCTV footage as evidence.

  73. MidwestGun

    Graham-
    2-0 to the Arsenal. Also, the betting favorite but it makes sense to me given that Mustafi is back on the bench and we are at home. If they score my nerves will be terrible.

  74. Marko

    Yeah and swapping Ramsey for the Polish hack and wimpy Kovacic would’ve made things much worse.

    I’m not sure it could have been much worse. When we were playing with a holding midfield two we just needed a competent CM who could pass the ball well and keep his shape and get back in position when we were getting rinsed in midfield or were being counter attacked on we didn’t really need one of our two midfielders to make runs into the box or attack so much. I don’t care what any piss shit fans poll on Arsenal.com says our midfield was atrocious the past two seasons and that was mostly Ramsey and Xhaka. Again improvements made this season under the new management they saw a clear need to break up that midfield two and they saw a need for a ball winner (Torreira) and a more functional CM (Guendouzi) and for the most part this season that hasn’t included Ramsey. In fact they saw it in the club’s best interests to let Wilshere and Ramsey go. I for one am I’m willing to back that decision given our struggles in midfield for many years

  75. MidwestGun

    I see what you are doing there.. RSPC.. it makes sense. Ozil has had his best games against Newcastle. But I still think 2-0.. Newcastle will try to play on the counter attack. I think our defense could hold. My gut says Auba will score.. but I would put money on Lacazette.. even though the payout isn’t great.

  76. TR7

    ‘If Newcastle get a result tomorrow a poster on here will not be as silent as he has been these past few days.’

    Who are you alluding to ?

  77. Marko

    If Newcastle get a result tomorrow a poster on here will not be as silent as he has been these past few days.

    Insufferable even.

  78. Chitom

    “MidwestGunMarch 31, 2019 17:28:45
    By the way Pierre the only double standard is the former AKBs who said they would support any manager of the club…. now bashing Emery at any given moment. True story.“

    Wenger’s Arsenal in third with six games to go – “Arsen is a genius for staying competitive in a top four battle with a squad worth less than United and Chelsea’s”

    Emery’s Arsenal in third with six games to go – “Finally Emery has seen the errors of his ways and since Bate humiliation has reverted to playing his best players.
    If he wasn’t so stubborn and a fraud, with the talent on hand he should’ve challenged for the title all along”

  79. Pierre

    Mid west
    I did criticise Emery for his tactical cock up away to Rennes when Sokratis was sent off and I have questioned his early season decisions and tactics like

    Playing full backs so advanced .
    Playing out from the back with Cech in goal.
    Playing Ramsey as a CAM in which he was playing ahead of Lacazette up top.
    Asking too much of our full backs early season leading to fatigue and injuries.
    Asking Torreira to play more advanced after starting so well as a holding mid.
    Leaving out Lacazette and Ozil around nov/Dec because they showed their displeasure at being substituted.
    Headless chicken football during our 7 defeats in 14 games .

    I am pleased to say that Emery has altered his approach , probably through necessity rather than wanting to ( Bate defeat)..the team is now playing well , his team selection and rotation of the squad is good and I am looking forward to Arsenal securing 4th spot ( at least) and reaching the Europa final ( at least).

    So yes , I have criticised him previously but I will always give credit where it’s due and Emery deserves praise for not sticking to his philosophy which wasn’t working during our poor run and seems to have a much more relaxed attitude to the players and the job.

  80. Dissenter

    TR7
    “Who are you alluding to ?”

    If the cap fits..wear it. 👩🏿‍🚒👩🏿‍🎨👨‍🎨
    Receding didn’t even have to name names. You all know yourselves.

    You are one of the folks who just seem to be waiting for the lightiest slip to return back your baseline to attacking the manager.

  81. G8

    To be fair to warnock he probably still remember how his Sheffield United side got relegated form the PL on the last day of season 06/07 on goal difference..He then blamed West ham and the FA for Carlos Tevez ineligible registration , the player scored the winning goal against manure to keep the hammers in the PL.
    He also blamed liverpool Rafa Benitz for fielding a weak team against Fulham before their champions league game, Fulham won 1 nill and escaped relegation..
    It’s all Deja vu and too much irregularities and injustice to take!

  82. Dissenter

    Marko
    Not specifically…but the cop seemed to fit and I just couldn’t resist.

    There are many just waiting and waiting
    When we win, it’s grudging praise and when we don’t win…damn.

  83. Pierre

    Warnock is saying what someone from Arsenal football club should have said all those years ago when mike.Riley stitched us up all those years ago against United and has continued to stitch us up as head of the pmgol( or whatever it is)

  84. Receding Hairline

    Dissenter Marko knows who that cap fits, its not TR7, TR7’s calling card is ” I don’t rate Emery ” and repeating it every time the team has a poor result, he isn’t really worth paying much attention to.

    He does not give the manage 1% praise for the season so far but blames him for everything wrong under the sun, his reason? “I don’t rate Emery”

  85. Thomas

    Lol don’t blame the fucking refs for the specialist choking the league title to Leicester. That’s all on him. I mean come on signing one single player and not one outfield player the entire summer? Really? What an idiot.

  86. Pierre

    Dissenter
    “It was our pattern of play that didn’t put us in a position to get penalties.”

    this comment is beyond stupid , are you that gormless idiot Marc in disguise..

  87. Leedsgunner

    Would love us to get three points tomorrow. It should quieten the Spurs love in that the media gift them every year.

    Surprised that Coca Cola isn’t their named sponsor for their new stadium because they are classic bottle jobs, always have been, always have been always will.

    Tottenham, they might try to imitate us but they’ll always fall short.

    Shame Chelsea got their grub little paws on an undeserved win, it could have been a great weekend for us before we even kicked a ball.

  88. Dissenter

    Wenger; “I didn’t see it”

    Why didn’t he see it?————-because the ref made a questionable call in our favor

    Alan Wiley one of the often derided officials gave us one such gift when we played Portsmouth on September 13th, 2003.
    We were set to lose that game, first after an international break until Pires dived like he had a knack for doing. It’s one of the most blatant dives you’ll ever see.
    We went on stay unbeaten that season

    Pierre
    Were you whining when Pires dived that day?
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/2421599/Despicable-divers-sink-to-new-depths.html

  89. ddkingz

    @pierre….

    you are now becoming irrelevant and a total waste of space to the arsenal community( especially on le-grove)… I can’t remember the the last time you wrote something of importance and I also can’t remember the last time I read your comments…

    you are becoming so f cking predictable… go get a live for yourself…. damn

    nothing personal mate… the only reason I’m writing this is because I’m tired of jumping or scrolling past your useless comments on here….
    and that last one @18:57 was too long and made me angry.

  90. Pierre

    Dissenter
    “Were you whining when Pires dived that day?”

    Scraping the barrel there I’m afraid…..2003?

  91. Marko

    Ah I miss the “I didn’t see it” from Wenger. Some of the excuses over the years were pathetic. Again no refereeing conspiracy decisions usually even themselves out and it’s only the AKB’s who believe in that shite cause they can’t bring themselves to think that the great man wasn’t all that great and should have done better.

  92. Graham62

    After Arsenal beat 10 man Leicester to move within two points of them at the top there were still twelve games remaining.

    Thereafter we capitulated and Leicester marched on.

    No conspiracy.

    We bottled it.

  93. Pierre

    ddkingz
    No offence taken ..

    Sometimes I have to defend(repeat) myself , hence the long post clarifying my position regarding the manager.

    He has changed a lot of things that I advocated from day one so I will continue to state my position when others accuse me of talking rubbish .

  94. Dissenter

    Pierre,
    “Dissenter
    “Were you whining when Pires dived that day?”Scraping the barrel there I’m afraid…..2003?”

    Yes
    You’re really oblivious to reason and common sense
    A referee fuck-up helped us to get our unbeaten season; one of the greatest feats in modern football

    Why did you think Wenger never seemed to “see it” all that while?…Because referees were giving us calls we shouldn’t have had.

  95. Victorious

    ‘Why did you think Wenger never seemed to “see it” all that while’

    Urhmmmm might be because he really didn’t see it?

    Can we consider that angle to be possible? No? i mean not like the man is VAR or something that he should capture every passing minute of play,shows no matter what you’ll choose what you believe as the truth

  96. TR7

    ‘He does not give the manage 1% praise for the season so far but blames him for everything wrong under the sun, his reason? “I don’t rate Emery”’

    I can bust your lies within minutes by quoting my earlier posts where I have praised Emery but I don’t think it’s worth the effort.

  97. Graham62

    Any team that wins the EPL , any league for that matter, deserves to win it.

    Those that argue otherwise, or look for excuses, have no concept of sport.

  98. Dissenter

    Victorious
    You really think Wenger didn’t see it?

    Jeez
    You really did swallow Wenger’s words line, hook and sinker.

  99. Marko

    Wenger didn’t see it obviously Vic says. My god Vic aren’t you a good boy. Did he let you keep your tail too