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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raptora

Meanwhile, Adebayo on a hat trick vs Brighton. Holy moly…

Luteo Guenreira

We need to score a few more. Momentum for Sunday, definitely can’t give up any cheap goals now either. No Partey today probably means we shouldn’t expect him for the next game either.

TheLegendaryDB10

A third goal, please, to make it the final nail in Notts coffin please. 😉

Mr Serge

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rollenJanuary 30, 2024 21:05:53
More like it. Now Marti was shit too

You can’t activate the curse unless you mean it Rolly lol

rollen

Can’t do it With Marti or Saka

LoveSausage

Wouldn’t mind a Saka brace. We’ll need him confident and firing for Liverpool.

TheLegendThatIsDennisBergkamp

The panic is tamed by the contents of Sapporo tins

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Tross is a v good player in he
..

TheLegendaryDB10

Yep with the Martinelli sub.

He was largely invisible tonight.

Tross the Boss is an asset off the bench.

rollen

Liverpool is a must win! Not getting 3 points last 2 times fucked us up, like Klopp was able to steal our talent.

FB

This blog is riddled with cunting foreigners who want nothing more than Arsenal to lose

Thank God for the away supporters and the real fans

goona

Saka has been crap…again

rollen

Luton 4 up

LoveSausage

FB,

Because nothing says “real fan” like a bit of casual racism. The team is lucky to have you.

rollen

lol FB are you Don too?

Mr Serge

Nothing casual about that racism FB shame on you

raptora

Idiots…. Game on.

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Here we fucking go again

Mr Serge

Damn a goal out of nothing

raptora

Zina again and this time Saliba…

rollen

And why do you AKBs like Real fans so much?

rollen

Bullshit

LoveSausage

That was uncharacteristically weak from Saliba.

raptora

They know to target Zina’s zone. It’s so easy… God bless Arteta kept him in.

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Classics shot in foot arsenal…
Every fucking time

raptora

Zina is just so fkin garbage in defence. Fuck me man…

Pv4

Why should it matter what country anyone’s from as long as they support Arsenal. FB you’re a twat. let’s get rid of half the team then seeing as they are foreign. Prat

TheLegendaryDB10

Ouch…

We are not going to have a clean sheet. …

With VAR confirming the goal.

Stay tight now!!!!

raptora

We’re barely surviving. What?!

Dissenter

Pedro
Have a look at the xenophobic comment above, when you have the time

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Var are looking for something time….
Every game then cunts aim at us.

Dissenter

Rya earned his money there
Great save

Sakablyat

That could’ve been a pen for Salibas push on there, lucky to get away

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Should be a yellow

Marko

Just something a little off from arsenal this season. Had a lot more trust in them last season

JohnG

We do love a bit of drama at the end of a hame

G8

Squeaky bum time !

Luteo Guenreira

Tiger knee

Dissenter

This commentator on NBC is so biased

Mr Serge

Ref took the piss there

raptora

Holy shit……….

We won somehow ……

G8

Get in

Dissenter

96 mins already!

TheLegendaryDB10

PGMOL dragging it on…

LoveSausage

It’s 3 points. Onwards and upwards.

TheLegendThatIsDennisBergkamp

Frantic finish. Keep supping folks. 3 points.

TheLegendaryDB10

Yes!!!!!!

Dissenter

Good win

MidwestGun

Counter attacking on point the second half.. so glad we starting to knock some in. Thought Ode was really good, today..and I like the sub pattern of ESR then Havertz late. Don’t like that we lost our shit once all the subs came in late to make it interesting for no apparent reason. I also like that we are only 2 pts behind Pool and we play them next.

Huge Huge game upcoming.

goona

3pts but piss poor performance all over the pitch

Rich

Needed to be patient, but overall we worth the points.

I hate that ground… Take the points, and get the fuck out of there.

Mr Serge

Gonna sure mate fool

Northbanker

Good solid ish win. Would have liked to have avoided that late scare

No doubt will be calls to sack Arteta for allowing us to concede a goal

Cmon Newcastle

Leftside

3 points – job done

Vickingz

Our goals came when we didn’t dither, not romanticising the ball, not taking three touches bit just one touch football. I hope the generational would take note of this.

TheLegendaryDB10

Great game.

Well controlled from the midfield (big game from ESR!!l

It’s a win!!!.What’s not to love with tonight’s performance?

We did what we had to do despite the late goal which should serve as a reminder to never drop an eye with what is going around you.

Next up: ‘pool of piss.

On we come you scouse cunts!!!

Gazza

3 points main thing but hardly a confidence tonic for Sunday

JohnG

Slow 1st half but that seems to be the way with teams adopting the low block against us until we score, then game tends to open up.
Then of course the let’s give the fans a scare at the end moment. Zinny again not attempting a heater allowing the attacker to put it back in the middle, looked like Arteta was pretty much telling him so at the end of thd game

R.S.P.C.Arsenal

Hand on heart… We don’t look like killers on the pitch…
Somewhere we need a spark albeit from a transfer or my suggestion is a yoot thrown in

raptora

Isak came out injured in the 1st half for Newcastle v Villa. He’s Jesus’ brother from another mother. Stay away.

JohnG

Header not heater

LoveSausage

Just saw the score in the Villa-Newcastle game. This is the problem with Emery. Can’t even trust him to keep Spurs in the Europa League spots, where they belong.

goona

@serge…so you think that performance was OK? You deluded fucking clown

Bkon

Arsenal attempted 756 passes today – the only game they have made more this season was against Nottingham Forest at home (769).

Samesong

At your stage it’s all about results. Getting over the line. I’ll take that.

Mr Serge

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goonaJanuary 30, 2024 21:42:25
@serge…so you think that performance was OK? You deluded fucking clown

It’s about the 3 points with a low block team
And putting the pressure on the top
You dumb fuck

Mr Serge

We absolutely bossed the Game until they scored you fool

rollen

Senior Emery bottled it.

rollen

Luton playing well lately, might escape relegation, hopefully Everton is going down.

G8

It was shambolic defending, but Raya was useless for their goal

Nw9 gooner

Mr Serge
You are right , we bossed the game till they scored , ignore goona, sometimes I feel he is anti Arsenal

Samesong

Zinchenko and Ben White had a bust up over the goal we conceded.

raptora

Ye, Same. Some pictures here along with Arteta’s take on it:
https://twitter.com/TikiTakaConnor/status/1752450123727004064
🗣️ “That’s pushing each other and being not happy conceding and I have to encourage that and promote it in the right way and a respectful way. Sometimes after the game it’s emotional and heated but I love that the players are pushing each other and demanding excellence.”

Everyone’s aware of Zina being completely shit in defence. Even Benny’s had enough.

TheLegendaryDB10

Samesong

That’s nice to hear that they did.

It shows their commitment.

More of that please!

S23

Excellent result,average performance.
A bit worried that we only have one way of playing,get to the byline and float it across-surely Martinelli could cut inside and have a shot.
Take the 3 points,though.

MidwestGun

If we could have somehow combined Teta and Emery into one manager we would have had something amazing… Emery knows how to create an attack to get open shots.. but he can not set up a defense to save his life. Newcastle could easily have 2 or 3 more goals. On the other hand Teta sets us up to strangle the life out of any opposing attack… but open looks are a rare beast when attacking and we can’t afford to miss many. Need to get Elon Musk on that.. I guess he is creating cyborgs now so.. only a… Read more »

MidwestGun

Have the pod boys .. nixed the on the whistle? these days.. haven’t kept up.

LoveSausage

Midwest,

They’ve put it behind the paywall on Patreon. They still release it on Spotify, just not live.

MidwestGun

Oh ok.. Thanks.

WengerEagle

At this stage in the season and with the strength of the league meaning there aren’t really easy away fixtures any more, I’ll happily take 3 points away from Forest.

Saturday’s the big one though, make no mistake. Zero room for error, a must-win for us to keep the title dream alive.

John

Pedro surely you have to keep tabs on this FB chap.Cant have casual racists on this blog.

GoonerDave

Very slow passing again. Delighted with the win but when are we going to pick up the pace? We are playing like a Mourinho team at the moment.
A win V Pool could be the spark to get us going. Here’s hoping.

p.s. Great stuff from the Gooner support tonight. Loud and proud.

GoonerDave

Interesting that there’s loads of calls to ban a poster for “casual racism” but not a word when another poster supports Palestine who openly want to wipe out the Jews.
That’s why nobody should be banned – because someone will always be offended by something. And it’s such a weak minded mentality too. Feeling outraged on behalf of others is cucky stuff. Before you know it, you’ll be ironing shirts for your wife’s boyfriend.

Youdaman

Way too slow in our build up play. Must be a dream for all these defensive teams who get plenty of time every time to set their defence. That’s where Jorghino and Partey are better than Rice. They have the ability to play faster and play the killer ball quicker, Ode very slow to pass as well. By the time cross comes Jesus is marked and he never wins any duels in the box. Have to enter email and username on my iPhone every time to post a comment 😒. Hence the much lower number of posts on the site… Read more »

Dissenter

Just saw that Luton Town tore Brighton to shreds, they are ramping up at the business end of the season.
Everton better start preparing for the championship, once they make further deductions for FFP violations

Dissenter

Kudos to Mikel for the player value system
Happy to see two Arsenal defenders having a proper row on the field for the goal we conceded. Wenger’s culture forbade that.
Glad someone called out Zinchenko.

Pierre

G8
“It was shambolic defending, but Raya was useless for their goal”

Absolutely useless, letting the ball trickle under his body from such a weak shot…
Even the save he made in the last minute from a header from 6 yards out was lucky that he chose to dive the right way and very fortunate that he caught it because if he had parried the ball it may have fallen to a forest player to equalise.

LoveSausage

GoonerDave,

I really shouldn’t bite but this sort of uneducated drivel is like catnip to me. Let me clear it up for you.

Palestine = a state currently being bombed to rubble with all that entails.

Hamas = a terrorist organization that attacked Israel and wants to exterminate Jewish people.

I spend a fair bit of time in this comments section and I’ve yet to see anyone expressing support for Hamas. Anyone who does should get banned IMO on the same grounds as our resident racists.

Educate yourself instead of blubbering about shirts and boyfriends. Ignorance is not a virtue.

Pierre

Dissenter “Kudos to Mikel for the player value system Happy to see two Arsenal defenders having a proper row on the field for the goal we conceded. Wenger’s culture forbade that. Glad someone called out Zinchenko.” Was actually Saliba’s fault but as he is one of the untouchables then I suppose he will remain blameless. Saliba tried intercept the ball but was bullied off the ball leaving the striker in on goal. He should have used his brain and stayed goal side of the striker which would have made it nigh on impossible for the striker to get his shot… Read more »

Dissenter

LS
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

rollen

Absolutely good to see players not happy with another lame mistake by Zinchenko. He is a liability. Play him in mid or at all.
Same with Kiwior, play him at left CB!

LoveSausage

Diss,

Agree on White. It’s about time someone tore into Zinchenko even though Saliba was arguably even worse in that sequence of events.

If White loses it like that after a win, you can be sure that dissatisfaction with Zinchenko has been brewing for a while.

The guy just doesn’t seem to learn. And he’s still young enough that he could, if he applied himself.

rollen

Absolutely right LS.

No bans just call them for what they are.
What Pedro should do is IP ban and no log in with VPN. People just go being POS until ban and then just create new account, starting playing nicely and slowly revealing ugly persona again.

LoveSausage

Rollen,

You’re probably right that banning is futile. Still, some of these characters get on my nerves. I’m normally happy to stay out of political discussions here (I’m on this blog to discuss the Arsenal) but there’s just something about people who are ignorant and proud about it…

Pierre

Said for a couple of years now, Olise is the one we need to sign , absolute quality and will only get better. ..though I suppose Rich will say that he doesn’t fit our style of play..

Dissenter

rollen Pedro can possibly enforce a ban against determined posters He has a full time day job and a young family, growns ups just need to act grown up. I don’t understand the disdain for foreign fans. The size of the active foreign fan base is what makes some clubs the global entities that they are. We would be a tiny club if our fan base was limited to North London. The club knows this which is why they can’t stop coming to my neighborhood. Arsenal gets as much love in Baltimore, New York, Orlando and dozens of North American… Read more »

Dissenter

***Pedro can’t possibly enforce a ban against determined posters***

Rich

Osimhen 8 goals + 3 assists in all comps (2 penalties) 1,315 minutes Goal contribution every 119 minutes Jesus 8 goals + 5 assists all comps 1,444 minutes Goal contribution every 111 minutes. I’ve seen very little of Osimhen, but Jesus’s goal contribution per minutes, is actually better than Osimhen over many seasons. The main concern with Jesus is injuries, and these style of players tend not to age very well. Arteta said tonight that he’d been nursing another knee injury… But a fit Jesus certainly makes us better… I don’t mind a false 9.. There’s very few centre forwards… Read more »

Aaron

Watched the game late, had to work.

Okay, 3 points away, take the points and run!

1) Playing slow again in 1st half, so many touches and no one shoots the ball or it gets blocked.

2) 2nd half, played a throw in quickly and hit them with swift counter, got 2 goals.

3) Give up a goal late and made it tighter than it had to be.

But, Arteta has got the team moving forward and building momentum.

Let’s go!