AFC BOURNEMOUTH PREVIEW

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I’m a bit late to the party on the Brentford game, but I have some hot takes.

1. That was a GOOD win.

Brentford doesn’t get beaten at their place often… we delivered a very clean win against a team packed with first-teamers. I thought we’d lose that game because of the amount of changes made. I was wrong. We’re finally getting to a stage where we’re a ‘next man up’ kind of club. Gone are the day where the player doing the domestic cups would mail it in. I loved the make-up of the squad, it was youth, a bit of experience, a random debut, and a spirited performance. For all the embarrassing histrionics we’ve seen this season, we’re now at 6 wins and 2 draws. Pretty decent, wouldn’t you say?

2. Aaron Ramsdale

He’s here for the fight. The performance was vintage Aaron. A few shaky moments, but mostly all good. He made a brilliant save that contributed to the win, his kicking was really bold (even though his completion rate was a smidge over 50%), he also commanded his box really well. Will he start against Bournemouth? Doubt it. I think he’s the domestic cups guy now.

3. Kai Slander

People are now fully in the mode of critiquing performances that don’t merit it. He played well. His game is simple at the moment. I thought he did well in possession, he connected play really well, and he gave the side solidity from a defensive perspective. There was no goal or assist – but those are coming. The biggest concern about him in Xhaka’s position was defensive diligence – he has that, and now people are worried he might not be able to attack. He’ll come good there, we’re gonna get Leverkusen Kai. We have to remember, he’s learning a new position, he’s under extreme pressure, and things aren’t falling his way. When they do – just remember the slanderers.

4. ESR

I thought he looked good. There were no real concerns over fitness. Some folk on the internet reckon his issues with Arteta come from a lack of pressing. The player himself said he sometimes doesn’t take instruction well. It’s simple for him – get it together and make a case to stay. Or mail it in and leave in January. I hope he stays, he’s a lovely player to watch, and he deserves to be playing at our level.

5. Kiwior

I might be imagining it, but the bulk we wanted Vieira to put on seems to have gone to the Polish defender. He is a BIG boy, has he been stealing from Fabio’s plate? I loved his game. He’s a menace. Very strong in the tackle. Good passing range. He’s also very aggressive. He’ll be knocking on the door soon I’d imagine. Remember, we picked him up because the club worried he’d become a £50m defender if we left him in Italy for another season.

We have West Ham in the next round, that should be a fun game, we can call it the Declan Derby.

There are some injury rumours doing the rounds at the moment. Reports suggesting Saliba might be carrying a knock are worrying. But I do think it’s worth noting that Arteta revels in the confusion around who is and is not available.

My guess would be this: The only players not in the squad tomorrow will be Partey and Martinelli. We could see some names rested, especially after good performances against Brentford. But by the time City comes around, we’ll have a full batch of players to choose from.

I think having Partey and Martinelli in the mixer for City would be HUGE for Arteta – I just hope he isn’t rolling the dice on fitness so early in the season.

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Bob N16

Spurs are not great. Any injuries and they’ll be dropping points regularly. Liverpool are so much better than them. Do not want a Liverpool win, both team dropping points will make it a brilliant weekend!

Habesha Gooner

Ange not subbing attacking players with 9 men is a good thing, for us. Need to see more shortcomings.

psuedo warrior

Spuds stopped attacking after getting the 2 man advantage. Lolz

Marko

Any word on Saka?

Habesha Gooner

Pool are surprisingly resolute. They have barely given spurs an opening despite going down to 9 men.

karim

Don’t be surprised if they give Spuds 20 minutes of added time

MidwestGun

Yep leaving Bissouma on is kind of pointless.. Pool daring him to shoot.

Pierre

P Warrior
I was talking generally of my experience when playing and watching many creative players struggle، Arteta wasn’t in my thinking، you shouldn’t take it so personal، I enjoy what Arteta and the team are doing and the fact that we are now considered serious title contenders.

Nigel Tufnel

Every single one of us liked Maddison a lot at Leicester. I don’t feel he was the kind of player we needed this summer. Other big clubs thought the same, and that’s why Spurs got the bargain. Losing Kane, they needed a player that can help get all kinds of goals and assists. We were looking for a CM who can play deep, press, defend, and be physical. Size is a bonus too. Maddison is not that profile. He’s not a disciplined all round CM who will make the occasional goal contribution. He wants to be the creative force and… Read more »

Wardo

Spurs have been gifted two red cards against pool and a ruled out offside goal

MidwestGun

Take it to the corner dude. no need to hit that freekick in.

FB

psuedo warrior

I know you’re a complete twat, but here goes:

I have no idea what you’re talking about with regards to “Arteta…..suffocating our attacking talent”

We won 4-0 away today built entirely on superb defensive performances. The attack merely added the cream on top.

Habesha Gooner

If that Diaz goal was onside and the refs just forgot to draw the line, I will lose my shit. They even rejected the use of an Automatic AI drawn line use like the world cup before the start of the season. This is after they forgot to draw the line against Brentford for us and fired refs and them brought them back. Could you be more incompetent? Better not be a goal chalked off without drawing the lines.

GD4

This insane from Liverpool.
Less than five left in extra time.
Can’t stand both teams but surely don’t want anything good for Spurs. So come on Liverpool… very mature defending

Pierre

FB
S.warrior was trying to sarcastic.

GD4

Szbo needs to stop giving the ball away.
Cmon Pool.
Two minutes left

Habesha Gooner

Come on pool just a couple of minutes.

psuedo warrior

Is FB short for Fvcking Buffoon?

GD4

Kula is so predictable.
Always checks inside to his left foot

Samesong

OMG you guys got your result

Useroz

OG

Poo conceded

Bob N16

Kuslevski- seriously average.

Matip what a finish

Leftside

That is so horribly jammy I genuinely feel sorry for Liverpool against this overrated Spurs side

Samesong

Don’t celebrate too hard.

GD4

Matip you joker.
Damnit.

raptora

Own goal Matip… So harsh for Pool but I don’t care much. They are a real threat.

MidwestGun

Announcer was begging for that goal.. so he could scream. Some bullshit.

Samesong

Spurs top

Habesha Gooner

FFS. An own goal. Jammy cunts. Fuck off.

Aaron

Gassed legs, own goal, luv that stuff!

Forget them
AFC with a great away win!

TR7

2 red, one own goal and goal ruled offside

Everything that could go wrong for Pool went wrong

Belfast Gooner

The whine motors just starting to crank up on Murkeyside.

Habesha Gooner

City are top thankfully.

psuedo warrior

What a day for Liverpool. Hilarious

London gunner

This is bad still a long way to go but nightmares if spurs win the league

Matt B

Absolute cunts

LoveSausage

What a fucking finish by Matip. A goal is a goal.

WengerEagle

Oh fuck off, I take back what I said that was sickening to watch.

Dissenter

These types of wins give belief and I absolutely detest them

Now spuds own an-the weekend of good press

Bob N16

Spurs should get a DVD done now – this is as good as it gets!

GD4

One minute left.
Smh.
What a let down.
Spurs are so overrated.
And their luck will run out

Nigel Tufnel

Pool look a threat again this season. Why would anybody want to see them succeed?

Even against the filthy spurs.
Spuds are not a threat to the top of the table over a full season, so let them have their moments. Maybe they can take some points off Man City too.

raptora

LG,
Spuds to win the league? LOL

Habesha Gooner

They aren’t anything to worry about though. If they can’t crack open a 9 man Pool without needing an own goal, they will fall away soon.

Matt B

Spurs win the league — oh yeh, London Gunner obvs, just the sort of comment you expect from that gimp

TR7

Spurs squad is very average. They can make top 4 at best, no chance of competing for the title.

Liverpool, City and Arsenal look better than the rest but no team has hit the top gear yet.

Bob N16

Spurs are seriously average – let them enjoy their 8 game season. We weren’t at our best and should have beaten them, they beat a 9 man Liverpool .

GD4

“These types of wins give belief and I absolutely detest them”

I disagree.
They won with a two man advantage off an own goal?
Nah not buying it.
They should be embarrassed but they won’t be.
They will be found out

Marko

Unfortunately the ange rimming will continue. Likable chap as he is but spurs are still gonna spurs it up like they always do

Un

Better spurs win than pool
Spurs won’t be a threat come May
Pool will
Klopp is building something special again
They are already a threat
9 men and unlucky to come away with a loss against a good spurs side

psuedo warrior

“This is bad still a long way to go but nightmares if spurs win the league”

Is this guy for real?

This shower of shite winning the League? They look a million miles off and needed disaster class from Liverpool to give them points

Habesha Gooner

Spurs winning the league 😂😂😂 4th is the best they will manage. That I am sure of.

Leftside

London Gunner lol honestly…

Useroz

2 invincible candidates left lol

Spuds
Arsenal

Mikel Coneteta

“This is bad still a long way to go but nightmares if spurs win the league“

Same guy that spent all last season telling anyone that would listen we weren’t going to win the league. Not the same conviction about Spurs, funny that.

Wardo

Not sure if spurs winning is good or not

Think the pool are slightly more dangerous

Belfast Gooner

Spuds doing a cup final celebration and karaoke for beating 9 men, through an own goal.

And we get slammed for ‘over-celebrating’?

Levels.

Samesong

Can spurs win a cup this season?

Dissenter

Momentum us a powerful instrument for good results
They won’t win the league but they’ll be getting plaudits from pundits for longer time.

IQ

Where’s the celebration police for this win? They beat 9 people with an own goal and celebrating like it’s champions league. Cunts.

Wardo

Spurs very lucky today!!!!

Habesha Gooner

We are a seriously good team, and even us will have a hard time beating City to the title. Naming spurs as contenders is hilarious.

GD4

I remember how the British media got on Arsenal for celebrating last minute winners.
Wonder what they will say about Spurs rejoicing over an own goal winner after being two men up …

And that’s a BS offside ruling against Liverpool.for their goal that was chalked off

London gunner

City will win the league my comment about spurs is related to if in a one and million chance rodri Bernardo and kdb were all out for a season with injury Liverpool would be the likely contenders with spurs beating them today it just gives them a chance a very small one if City season was derailed by injury.

Liverpool are still my backup favourites (unfortunately not Arsenal as I know we will bottle it at every opportunity)

Leftside

Celebrating this is pathetic but you won’t hear a peep from the same folk that criticised our club last season.

Bissouma is holding a kid as if they’ve just won the title.

Luteo Guenreira

Christ sake London Gunner back after giving up the season 8 times in one game last year, now he thinks Spurs will win the league cause they jammied another win against 9 men.

When will the grass stop being greener on the other side for you? Pathetic.

Samesong

A draw would of been better result. Only team I want Spurs to be is City. Don’t think Liverpool will be title rivals this season

GD4

“They won’t win the league but they’ll be getting plaudits from pundits for longer time.”

Nah they should be mocked

Dissenter

PGMOL NEVER drew a line for the goal they denied Diaz

Why didn’t they draw the lines?

They’ll be apologizing for this one tomorrow

London gunner

Mikel

And I was right you silly lemon 🍋

Aaron

LG,

A little early to be hitting the flask, eh?

Do NOT want to see Mikel put out Saka, even on the subs bench against Lens!

Mikel Coneteta

Luteo gets it, LG loves the attention

MidwestGun

USA network still waiting for that line to be drawn. haha You would think they would learn by now.. it won’t be.

Dissenter

This game didn’t tell us anything about spurs
The red cards put paid to that

Nigel Tufnel

Haven’t spurs had a couple last minute miracles already this season?
Then a game against 9 today, after the gift from Jorginho last week.
When their luck evens out, they’ll be lucky to be in top 5.

London gunner

Luteo

Hey I was right though last season. When all the goons on here saying we wouldn’t bottle it. I called it because I’m not a hopeless idiot who deluded themselves like a utter fool.

Habesha Gooner

Word on Twitter is, they forgot to draw the line. How can you be this incompetent. You only have one job as a Var assistant. Review every incident. What a joke.

Mikel Coneteta

London Gummer

Slow clap for continually pointing out the most likely outcome, warra fan you are.

Point is this is an Arsenal blog and you gleefully ran here weekly to update everyone that we weren’t going to win anything. Now you’re blowing smoke up Spurs after 7 games, then clarifying Arsenal will be nowhere near this season and in fact it will be Liverpool and City.

You’re a bellend plain and simple. Idk why I bother honestly, you’d be kicked out of any Arsenal boozer for being a prick.

Dissenter

Diaz was onside

They’ve made another high profile mistake . They are incapable of learning.

I expect them to use photoshop to make adjustments now

GD4

Was having such a great football weekend until that bloody Matip got his lines crossed.
Bloody hell.
Oh well let them stay deluded.

raptora

Man City’s program in the PL in the next 2 months:

Sun 8 Oct 18:30 Arsenal (A)
Sat 21 Oct 17:00 Brighton (H)
Sun 29 Oct 17:30 Man Utd (A)
Sat 4 Nov 17:00 Bournemouth (H)
Sun 12 Nov 18:30 Chelsea (A)
Sat 25 Nov 17:00 Liverpool (H)
Sat 2 Dec 17:00 Spurs (H)
Tue 5 Dec 21:45 Aston Villa (A)

Lucky for them they have 2 games vs Young Boys in the CL and 2 games vs RB Leipzig in the midweeks.

Two really, really hard months for them.

Dissenter

There’ll probably draw a parabola now to justify their error
The more you see it, you realize it shouldn’t have been dismissively waived in by VAR.

Bob N16

‘ bottle it at every opportunity’ what a d*ck splash!

GD4

“Word on Twitter is, they forgot to draw the line. How can you be this incompetent. You only have one job as a Var assistant. Review every incident. What a joke”

Oh dear, say it ain’t so?
You’ve gotta be kidding.

Luteo Guenreira

London

Yes keep gloating about the fact that you think the team you support is eternally bad. You probably go around saying horrible things about your family members.

MidwestGun

Like I said earlier too Diss.. why did the linesman even flag it to begin with..?. They are supposed to let them go on a close call. And that was always going to be a close call.

London gunner

Mikel No you clueless Ape or I would be on here everyday. I’m fucking pissed off at the state of football you got these seedy corrupt cunts in City run by seedy rapist homophobic slave owners winning everything all the time and we have once in a life time chance and we piss it down the drain. I fucking hate city and I think Pep is a really scumbag for getting political last year making excuses for City when he knows they are corrupt and have rigged the system. It boils my blood everyday to think of Arsenal and how… Read more »

Samesong

Jota should never have received a first yellow car as Udogie tripped himself. Udogie also handballed against us when we were 2-1 up.

Leftside

Coneteta summed it up clearly

You may be from London but having seen your meek, beta posts over the last year there is no way you are a Gunner.

Take a day off, we already have one resident buffoon in GOH.

Bob N16

Tuesday line up will be interesting. So difficult to know how fit some of the players are. Trossard, Vieira etc. Thankfully our defence is available and looking solid.

Dissenter

LG
Problem is even if you’re ‘right”, you shouldn’t gloat about it .
Better be wrong …and Arsenal wins that to be chest thumping about being right after your team lost out.
I’m skeptical about Kai but I’ll rather have Kai go the way of all the other successes and me wear a clown hat for a while than see my skepticism come to pass.

Luteo Guenreira

London Gunner is just a giant pussy who is too afraid to want something he thinks he can’t have. Probably has a hard drive full of bad rap beats he “produced” which he’ll never have the courage to share. I get it though, pathetic people produce pathetic thoughts.

raptora

Middy, he flagged it after the attack was over eg Diaz had scored. That’s perfectly fine from the linesman. Not drawing the lines, however… wtf… Imagine if Arsenal lost because a ref didn’t draw lines.. Oh wait…

London gunner

Luteo

No because they are not a bunch of bed wetting pussies.
You guys are clueless fucking idiots stop making excuses for bottling it own up to it that’s the only way we can improve not act like all is good and what a great show getting second is. Fuck that.

Luteo Guenreira

His dreams were probably crushed early because he was never good enough for anything, now he’s an adult and he’s afraid to fucking hope for an Arsenal title cause he’s never outperformed his own expectations at anything. Tragic story.

Mikel Coneteta

Oh ok cool, LG is at an elevated level of being a fan.

Let me change my ways of foolishly hoping for the best for the team I support and instead boastfully claim they’re shit to randoms on a weekly basis.

Off to punch my Nan too because that’s alpha.

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Cunts…. knew it … cunts

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Grozzie cunt

Luteo Guenreira

It’s so laughable. You really think you’re better cause you’re so conditioned for failure that the thought of success seems so foreign and impossible to you. Go get therapy, you’re so easy to see.

London gunner

Dissenter

You really are as stupid as the rest of them then?. I thought you might have a bit more sense. I’m not gloating. I’m full of anger and extreme annoyance for being right I wish I wasn’t but it is what it is.

If you had two brain cells you would actually see what prompted bringing up the fact I was right was Luteo and Mikel bringing it up first.