ARTETA CALLS ‘FAKE NEWS’ ON SPANISH PAPERS

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It’s been 10 days since we last laid eyes upon the grass of an elite-level football pitch… doesn’t it feel like this season has had less football to you? International breaks every other week and massive gaps in football. Even December felt light.

Well, it won’t feel light this evening. Arsenal is on the charge towards the extremely consequential Liverpool game on Sunday. 3 points is the only answer. If we drop 2 today, we start to find ourselves adrift and we put unnecessary pressure on the game at the weekend.

The main point of weakness in this Forest side is its defence. Matt Turner has been on the struggle bus all season. His passing out of the back is reckless and doesn’t need much pressure to go off the rails in a massive way. I’m also not sure his rock-solid shot-stopping has been up to much this season. Arsenal know him well, I really hope we don’t take 35 minutes to let him know we have his number this evening.

Their centre backs haven’t been great either, they have a lot of injuries, and they have had massive representation at AFCON.

In short: We need to be direct and aggressive this evening.

Moving forward, they play some nice football. They’ve spent so much money they’re probably getting docked points, so it’s not a surprise. Away from home, the key is clearly not to concede something stupid early. This is the sort of game we should be eating up. They aren’t capable of a deep block and Nuno hasn’t had enough time to get his ideas into the players.

Arteta is playing games with the injury news as per. He seemed pretty emphatic that Thomas Partey wouldn’t be ready. Are we shocked? Arsenal going with the ‘like a new signing’ treatment on the main feed only to see him emphatically ruled out. The more worrying concern was the late fitness tests for Big Gabi and Declan Rice. The Evening Standard seemingly indicating that they have passed them.

It’s a big afternoon, these are evenings City don’t miss, and let’s be clear, City is who we need to be keeping pace with.

The big story of the press conference was more focused Arteta’s future. He was emphatic about a few things:

  1. He’s not going anywhere
  2. Arsenal is the best club for his career
  3. He hasn’t begun talking about a new deal
  4. He’s calm about his future

This Barca exercise might not have pleased him, but it sure did a lot for his reputation around Europe and maybe silenced a few of the weirdos online who think we should fire him.

Ok, short post today because I am werrrrrking.

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Goona

No one is saying its our birthright to score, its the useless way they go about TRYING to score!! Its fucking shit!

Just Another Customer

ESR looks out of place in this team everyone just want to dilly dally especially Zinchenko while he want to touch and go and make runs into box

Davedale

At kick off sky bet had a special bet Jesus, Saka and martinelli 10 shots on target surely that wasn’t just for this game but for the season???

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

To any uneducated football mind…
It’s pretty obvious how arsenal play.
We have no alternative options.
You know where each pass is going to be played from the goalie up…

Purely dreadful

LoveSausage

TT,

ESR looks like Havertz a few weeks ago. He’s making the runs and taking up the positions but he’s being ignored. He should stay on IMO.

Thierry Martinelli

“It’s funny to read Le Grove comments section during a game. You would think other teams Arsenal play don’t have professional players and it’s our birthright to turn up and start scoring at will.”

You are allowed to lower your standards mate. Don’t expect others to do so too

Davedale

Meanwhile Luton go 3 nil up on Brighton with their 5th shot on target in 30 minutes……what magic is this???!!!!!

Mr Serge

Why are they not passing to smith rowe ?

Anyone see Laura woods on TNT sports say us instead of Arsenal just now lol

Leftside

Thats What happens when you actually take shots and not hold on to the ball for the sake of it

Madhu

We don’t pass early and always takes an extra pass to reach destination. It’s like we have the whole day to score a goal.

Youdaman

Get rice off and Jorghino on.
Need the killer Pass from deep

Vickingz

10 players who are dead scared of taking risks cos that’s against the generational way, everyone is scared to man up and do what it takes, they just wanna do what the coach wants and be hopeful.

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

There is no sense of urgency within the whole team.

Gazza

81% possession but so so predictable

goona

If we got a penalty, I’d bet the taker would pass it back!

goona

Ffs martinel shoot you twat

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Dull as dish water this

Chitrak

Won’t be surprised if we lose this.

Matt

Martinelli has lost his mojo big time

LoveSausage

If Ode doesn’t take a touch there, Saka can finish with his left…

Dissenter

Awo0niyi grabs Saliba’s shorts
Saliba grabs Awoniyi’s short
At best the are trying to disrobe each other so why make the call against Saliba

goona

Jesus is a donkey..

Luteo Guenreira

A draw is next to useless if we’re still trying to be in the title picture.

Just Another Customer

lol still can’t score

Mr Serge

Wow Jesus really is shocking in front of goal sheesh

Logie Bear

Why is Saka being constantly booed?

Hermes

Seriously?

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

We are just lacking a bit of oomph

Jesus should score more…

Chitrak

Jesus is a joke

Dissenter

Why’s Declan Rice taking corner kicks
Don’t we need his height in the box?

Davedale

Even 6 yards out it’s one touch too many…..

Goobergooner

How did Jesus miss that?

Luteo Guenreira

How do you miss the target from there

Goobergooner

Diss Ive been wondering that lately too

LeMassiveCoq

Jesus is holding down shoot too long… needs more finesse…

Logie Bear

Jesus caught offside AGAIN?!!

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Take saka off

Goobergooner

A bit of R1 hey coq 😂

Foxy

So according to the commentary, Ode passed to Saka instead if shooting who passed to Jesus instead of shooting who then misses as usual.,?????

TT

This so fucking poor.

Sakablyat

Feels like the game could go on for hours and we won’t score

rollen

How can anyone see this and be optimistic about this manager? It’s championship team basically with all this players missing.

Danny S

Since we switched to trying to play with 2 number 8’s our forward game has nosedived. We need a deeper mid next to Odegaard, one that’s going to ping passes not try and attack the goal.

LeMassiveCoq

Exact Goober! 😉

Matt

ESR injured!?

Hermes

I would sub G.Jesus

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Take elli off
He’s having a shocker
Gett the tross

Dissenter

Is Martinelli still in the game
He’s disguised as a ghost, a very friendly ghost like Casper

rollen

But it’s internet weirdos who don’t rate this generational treasure of a manager.

goona

Does arteta fine them if they have the audacity to shoot?

Chitrak

Exactly Danny . A good striker will help as well.

Mr Serge

The low block is the mad how does Jesus finish suck hard ones and not easy ones lol

Get on

Hermes

My mistake

raptora

Matt Turner just lost his place.

Just Another Customer

lol

Jamie

What a goal!

LoveSausage

Thank fuck.

Goobergooner

Hahahaha will definitely take that

Mr Serge

HermesJanuary 30, 2024 20:52:43
I would sub G.Jesus

Le grove curse in full effect

raptora

What an ugly ass goal lol

Dissenter

At least we can dry our tears with the possession stat

rollen

Curse activated

TT

Was that a deflection?

goona

Make changes now arteta you clown!

DaveB666

I refer to my earlier comment – Jesus, barn doors, banjos

Dissenter

Jesus earning his money there
Mat Turner shitting the bed

LoveSausage

Thank God for Matty Turner, the worst GK in the league.

Luteo Guenreira

Finally scored, well done Jesus.

Horrible from Turner.

Dissenter

It deflected off the goalie’s leg

goona

Saka needs dropping

TT

No well taken goal. Not a deflection.

TheLegendaryDB10

Yes!!!!

What a beautiful goal from Jesus!!!

Great throw in and assist from ESR. Great vision!!!

bendabrah

That Jesus is a joke comment didn’t age well…

Goobergooner

I’d really like to see the total shots blocked for each team over the season. We’d be right up there

raptora

There’s a good chance the ball was going out for a throw in, if it didn’t get deflected.

TheLegendaryDB10

I really hate Turner’s beard.

It looks awful.

TheBayingMob

Here we go … now it’s a game .. note what I said earlier about the possession and false senses of security

bendabrah

And now that we score, some want to blame it on Turner… jokers pretending to be fans of the football club.

raptora

Now that’s a well taken goal!!! Let’s go!!!

LoveSausage

Get in!

Just Another Customer

Saka needs dropping alright

TheLegendThatIsDennisBergkamp

Panic over people

Mr Serge

goonaJanuary 30, 2024 20:57:20
Saka needs dropping

Another shit take and the curse of le grove continues

Goobergooner

Now that is much better! A bit of pace and bodies forward

Jamie

Lovely finish. You could see Saka thought about taking a touch onto his left peg, but thought better of it and swung his right.

Great counter, great goal.

Matt

That’s more like it!!

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Bout time

raptora

Saka had to think a long while if he was willing to use his right peg there. He did use it and he scored. Good goal!

TheBayingMob

Get in!! Game opens up and boom … long way back for Forest, we need to keep it tight tho

LoveSausage

bendabrah,

It’s not about blaming anyone. He literascores an own goal because that ball isn’t going in otherwise. Turner is barely a Championship-level keeper.

FB

2-0 to the Arsenal

Fuck you lot 🙂

goona

Definitely needs dropping greedy fucker LOL…he has been shit for a while mind

Jamie

rap saw it too, well in.

TheBayingMob

> Panic over people

I don’t think it was panic, at least I wasn’t panicking, I was getting really frustrated. Arteta does need to figure something out to the all out block; we really struggle. Maybe that only comes next season with a Toney type of striker?

G8

Saxonian Saxophone 🎷😆🥳

TheLegendaryDB10

What a fantastic pass by Øde!!

Great goal by Saka!!!!

raptora

The score is purely on Turner. There cannot be two opinions on the matter.

If Raya or Rams had conceded a similar goal, I’d be so, so furious with them.

Catastrophic error from him.

Davedale

Please don’t revert back to passing back to raya and across the back 4……

DaveB666

OK thanks to me slagging him off Jesus scores! I’ll take it anyway it comes.

rollen

More like it. Now Marti was shit too