Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal: errors and halves, by the numbers

Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal: errors and halves, by the numbers

Unlucky Walcott v. Chelsea

Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal – goal, loss
Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea – loss
Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea – draw
Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal – goal, win
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – goal, assist, win
Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal – loss
Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea – loss
Arsenal 1-4 Chelsea – loss
Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea – goal, loss
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal – loss
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal – goal, loss (League Cup Final)

P11 W2 D1 L8 F14 A23 Goals 5, Assists 1

Two halves

 

Chelsea v. Arsenal

0 – Aerial duels won by Giroud in the first half (of 8)
6 – Aerial duels won by Giroud in the second half (of 9)
0 – Tackles attempted by Gibbs in the first half
3 – Tackles won by Gibbs in the second half (of 4)
11 – Passes completed by Cazorla in the first half
27 – Passes completed by Cazorla in the second half
1 – Assists by Cazorla in the second half
11 – Passes completed by Wilshere in the first half
18 – Passes completed by Wilshere in the second half
0 – Key passes by Wilshere in the first half
4 – Key passes by Wilshere in the second half² (tied with Juan Mata on 4 key passes)
0 – Successful dribbles by Wilshere in the first half (of 2)
3 – Successful dribbles by Wilshere in the second half (of 4)
1 – Successful dribble by Theo Walcott in the first half
3 – Successful dribbled by Theo Walcott in the second half
2 – Successful passes in the Chelsea final third by Cazorla in the first half
9 – Successful passes in the Chelsea final third by Cazorla in the second half
0 – Shots by Theo Walcott in the first half
4 – Shots by Theo Walcott in the second half
1 – Shots by Ollie Giroud in the first half
3 – Shots by Ollie Giroud in the second half
3 – Number of times Wilshere yelled at his teammates in the first half because they were playing like a bunch of lilly-livered losers
0 – Number of times Wilshere yelled at his teammates in the second half

Errors and penalties

1 – Coquelin given an “error” by Opta for the first Chelsea goal
1 – Szczesny conceded a penalty for Chelsea’s second goal

17 – Errors leading to goals or penalties which Arsenal have conceded in the Premier League so far this season
Players with errors:

Mannone 2
Szcz 2
Koz 2
Sagna 2
Verm 2
Arteta 2
Coq
Gibbs
Jenkinson
Per
Caz

3 – Consecutive matches in which Arsenal have given away a penalty or been scored for a defensive error leading to a goal
13 – Premier League matches this season in which Arsenal have recorded a defensive error, conceded a penalty or both
7 – Clean sheets arsenal have kept this season in the Premier League
2 – Matches in PL play this season in which Arsenal conceded at least one goal in the match but did not record an error or a penalty

7am
All numbers today via Opta, ESPN, or my personal databases

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¹Best in the League in this category
²Lead both teams in this category
³Lead just his team in this category

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68 comments

  1. How many times are we going to start playing in the 2nd half or 2 Down.Its starting to get beyond a joke

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    • I’m curious whether that’s due to strategy or the team being too scared/sleepy/lazy to attack. Is it studying the opponent? Is it inviting them to become exposed? Is the opponent just better sometimes?

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      • This was a Chelsea team ripe for the beating. Southampton was only the most recent team to walk away from Stamford Bridge with a point/s. They did what we couldn’t, and that’s, quite frankly, depressing.

        The thing is, I don’t expect us to win against City, Chelsea, or United, but I do not expect us to be in such a position that losing to them is a disaster for our top four chances. We are where we are in the table because we drop points to shit teams.

        We’re out of the top four, and I don’t expect us to make up points on Tottenham–a team that, unlike Arsenal, can find a way to scrap for a draw against United.

        Liverpool and Chelsea both acted decisively in the transfer market this January, and are being rewarded for it. Why couldn’t Wenger?

        You say below that we should wait until the window closes before moaning. I suppose that’s true, but I’m extremely frustrated that we don’t / can’t act decisively (how many points have we dropped this January?), and that there are no signs of an imminent transfer.

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    • Lets look at todays team. Keeper should have done better for the 1st, Mata’s shot was hardly in the corner. Sagna…Just awful, seems to get worse with each game, when did he last score and how many assists has he this year, in comparison to the little Brazilian shit at the manks. Gibbs, improving and cant fault. Mertsacker is like a giraffe on roller stakes, always feel he will fuck something up in a game, how this cunt has over 1100 caps for the fatherland is beyond fucking belief. Vermaelan better today, but has been generally poor this season. Diaby…fuck me caught not once but twice by Ramires in 60 seconds. Coquelin…hmmh dont see it. Theo…took 3 corners in the first half in the space on 10 minutes, Cech collected all, and crossed balls are his weak point. His contract was a mistake, he shines in a poor bunch, but he is no better than average and has 1 good game in 5, upon which SKY and Jamie( I dont have trousers that fit me) Redknapp orgasms. Carzola poor again, has got worse as the season has progressed. Wilshere again great, but what odds the manks bid him in the summer and he fucks off too frustrated with no CL football and the signing of Michael Johnson. The greatest insult for any fan was the sight of that useless russian cunt taking the field. first two times in possession, ran the ball out of play and gave it away. We need Laudrup in, a total clean out withe exception of Wilshere and Gibbs, and about £ 200mio. Thats it rant over.!!!!!!

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  2. Our great (though admittedly juvenile) consolation prize over the past several years has been finishing above Tottenham.

    That will not happen this season, and for this fucking disgrace we can thank Wenger for his constant refusal to strengthen the squad.

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    • Sadly I think this time spurs will get fourth, and the board will have the perfect excuse not to spend money again as we will be without cl money.

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      • But if arsenal win the fa cup and finish outside the top 4 would that not be what all wenger haters have been calling for the last few years? If not then what’s the problem?

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      • Because some people are unhappy with the way things are going doesn’t mean they are wenger haters, and winning the fa cup is big if as is finishing or not in the top four. But none of us can see into the future and make a call on the way things are going now.
        It all about opinions and judgment calls and without a proven quality goal scorer and I’ve seen enough games this season to think this team is just not good enough for a top four finish without signing one. And even then the problems we have may be to big for one player to make a difference.

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      • Does anyone think the majority of the problem at arsenal is to do with the board as they follow the majority shareholder’s direction. It has been the same for all kroneke’s sports clubs

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    • Get your head out your arse. They’re a bunch of cunts but they have a strong team this season, its hardly a ‘fucking disgrace’ to lose out to them. Times have changed and it’s a competitive league, they have quality players and we’re not the team we once were.

      That said, I have no doubt in my mind that we will finish above them again this season. Our second half performance today and our performance against swansea in the cup have shown that we have great quality, and it’s starting to look up. Gibbs is coming into form, as are Wilshere and Vermaelen, and I think we’re about to go on a good run. Now, to sort out those pesky first halves…

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      • Errr….yeah, it is a “fucking disgrace” that Wenger has let this club fall behind its hated rivals, especially because he has had the resources to prevent it.

        Speaking of head in arse, your rose-tinted view of the squad. You highlighted three players…any others? No? Things “are looking up”? Do you see your colon?

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      • I don’t know if you’ve noticed but we’ve built a new stadium and have still finished above spurs every season.

        If you want me to name other players I will. I thought Coq was solid, getting stuck in well and has been impressive. Theo played well on the wing today despite mistiming his runs on multiple occasions. We’ve seen how Diaby can play, he’s only just back from injury so a bit more time would be fair. Regardless of individuals our team performance in the second half and against Swansea was quality, although I think Jenkinson could do with a run in the team.

        Now if you’re saying its a disgrace that we should ever lie behind Spurs in the league at any point during the season, then you need help. More likely you’re suggesting that we have fallen behind them generally in terms of quality, but I would disagree. We will (I hope) win our game in hand on Wednesday and that would leave us 4 points off them with 15 games to go – we made up a far larger gap last season. Many of the focal players of this team are new this season or else are just breaking through, so it’s unsurprising they need time to gel.

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      • Well done for toeing the company line. I’m done with it, as I am with offering excuses for performances. You mention Diaby (who must have set some kind of record for loss of possession today), but why is Wenger using the Premier League as a training ground to get him fit? I’ll tell you why: Because he had to. Why? Because he refuses to strengthen the squad. Scratch beneath the surface of the first team, and there’s very little consistent quality. This is why we’re running our midfield into the fucking ground.

        It’s a myth that we don’t have money, and it’s a myth that this squad has “quality” and “belief.” We’ve replaced experience and quality with basement bargains and unproven talent, and the decision to start Diaby–just back from four months out–for three straight games offers but one bit of compelling proof of our thin and teetering squad.

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      • I’m not toeing any company line thank you, so don’t give me that shit. It’s called rational analysis. I agree that we are in dire need of reinforcements. Just look at our bench today – no one was going to come off that bench and change the game. I just think perspective and proportional reactions are important, there’s still a long way of the season left to go, our next 5 games before the derby are very winnable and we could be in a good position in a few weeks.

        Back to the squad, it’s obvious to everyone that we need some more players, some more quality. Wenger knows it but he can hardly come out and say our squad is mediocre as that wouldn’t exactly do wonders for our already brittle confidence (and so he gets called deluded or stubborn). There must be some reason why we aren’t signing anyone (yet – deadline day might yet yield some surprises) even if I for one can’t see it. Maybe the players we need just aren’t available or are too expensive? Hopefully we’ll get our shit together and bring in a player or two, but our squad as it is will get us into the top four.

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      • Ah. “We’ve replaced experience and quality with basement bargains and unproven talent”. Like Podolski, Cazorla, Arteta and Mertesacker?

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      • Generally speaking, what I say is true about the squad, yes. If you can forgive the hyperbole, we–again, generally speaking–have not replaced departing players with like-for-like quality / experience. The odd exception exists.

        And don’t give me some line about “rational analysis.” You’re guessing that the squad is good enough to get into the top four, just as I’m guessing we won’t. The thing is, of the two guesses, only one is conjecture based on what we’ve seen so far. And no, nothing I’ve seen so far this season suggests we have what it takes to finish in the top four.

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    • It’s been officially confirmed that Ramires had committed the most fouls in a game without being booked

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  3. I have supported Wenger up till now. Will someone either hook him offstage or make him realise that reliance on bargain basement players is destroying the club. We have the money so when is he going to invest when we SERIOUSLY need it?

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    • we dont have the money…we give our money to the board…..they have there money and they use it to buy a 80m house.

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  4. …also I blame Denilson. Totally invisible today. Fucking hell!

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  5. Have backed wenger all the way but now, I’m sorry, but this is fuckin unacceptable… We are an absolute shambles and there’s no one to blame but the boss… If there’s money to spend it’s down to him to strengthen… And he just won’t do it… Enough is enough arsene, we’ve become a fuckin laughing stock… To bring aa on cause there’s no one else is a disgrace… He can’t even make the bench for league cup games for fucks sake…! Either strengthen the squad arsene or fuck off… Have fuckin had it up to here with your bull shit excuses… We are arsenal, not some tin pot club from up north…

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    • Can people calm the fuck down. Why do we always have to overreact to every single result? We played well against swansea and the reaction was probably overly positive, we lose away to Chelsea and we’re a disgrace? We were very poor in the first half and lacking in options from the bench but we dominated the second half and had plenty of chances to get something from the game. We shouldn’t be expecting to go to Stamford Bridge and get a win, and we have a run of home games now so we can rack up some points.

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    • How bout you wait till the transfer window shuts before moaning that we’ve signed no one?

      Walcott only just signed. Who we needed depended on whether we kept him.

      It’s so easy for some to determine exactly what’s wrong, it’s such a shame you’re not managing the club.

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      • We needed at least two players regardless of what theo did, waiting for theo to sign is Bollox. If that’s the case then the club should have sorted theo sooner, it’s not like this situation has just crept up on us for ffs.
        Theo’s situation is a piss poor excuse for not having signed the forward we so badly need.

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      • Well said, Voldermort. Diaby’s return (which will be short-lived, no doubt) is another piss-poor excuse for not signing a midfielder, but it’s one of Wenger’s favourites (as is the fact that it would LITERALLY kill a developing youngster). In fact, Wenger is full of piss-poor excuses for refusing to strengthen this squad, and years of replacing quality with inferior talent have now finally caught up with us.

        Realistically, we’re in competition with Liverpool, Everton, and West Brom for fifth, and that’s a sorry state of affairs.

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      • I think that Wenger has purely lost his enthusiasm. It’s rubbing off on the players, and what he does in the transfer window. Just as one example there’s no way he would have sold our best player to Utd 10 years ago. It’s happened and that for me was the first sign of a man accepting we’re not going to be competing this year.

        I’m going to wait until the end of season like he always says before judgement. However, I’m far from confident.

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    • Adrian Lopez just scored for atl madrid, just saying

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    • & replace wenger with who? Remember the current arsenal manager’s post is not allowed to be just a football manager, the policy is to, first, do what’s right for stan kroneke & the board (in the sense of £millions) everything else (winning matches, fans, etc) will always be secondary!

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  6. Coquelin given an “error” by Opta for the first Chelsea goal.

    In the interests of accuracy can we change Coquelin to Atkinson?

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  7. I have been saying for years the gunners defence is a joke stretching back to Henry’s time. Then the wins papered over the cracks.Now it’s getting very painfully obvious to all except Wenger and the akb fans.
    If Wenger believes he has a good squad he shd go to PSG asap.This could be the season when the finish outside the top 4 or outside the euorpa league.

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  8. Sagna to blame. Both goal, where was sagna? High upfield!! Why was he not in his defensive position?

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    • Forget Sagna, for the first goal just have a look at Mertesacker! Arsenal could easily have been playing in a forest and Per could’ve been the old elm tree in the middle of the pitch! Look how easily he was fooled by Torres, if it wasn’t for Vermaelen, that would’ve been the third one!

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    • Maybe because Sagna upfield was a tactic? Maybe so that Walcott could sneak inside the box and be able to shoot rather than get stuck in the wing and cross?

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  9. Read this >>>
    http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/-the-team-has-to-believe-more-in-its-quality-
    from the official website and tell me that you don’t feel like ripping off Arsene. How can any sensible manager have the guts to give such kind of excuses. There is a comment where he says ” The table is the table”. I seriously don’t know how to react to this comment!! Fans are feeling so helpless against this tyrant(yes, go ahead and kill me for calling him that, give me those thumbsdown). I am sorry but this is going out of hands. I can bet on that Arsenal won’t finish in the top four, an FA cup win is out of the question. Champions League you say, are you freaking kidding me??? I BET ON THIS!!
    Tell me if Arsene has the guts to put his life, his job and his money on the line to bet on Arsenal finishing in the top four this season?
    Again, go ahead, give me the thumbsdown!
    I am sure somebody, somewhere with a huge net is looking for Arsene!

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    • I wish I was a native Englishman, I would’ve loved to start a protest against this so called management we have! Fans should seriously consider boycotting the matches. Paying £62 for “this” is a fucking joke! I agree that fans have tremendous emotional attachment towards this club, but this is hard-earned money, and some crazy corporates are minting money off honest fans!! Pathetic!
      I would have paid double for a season ticket to watch The Invincibles!

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      • Frankly, I’m glad you’re not an Englishman. You sound like one of those over emotional continental types. A very poor show, old chap.

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      • I like this comment. I know thumbs down would come raining once again. But pls i would like to know why boycotting or protesting at home games wouldnt make any difference? i bet u if this whole crap was happening to Man U or Chelsea consistently in the last few years, fans boycott and protest would have sorted out a lot immediately. Seems its too late now though, just 10days left and we arent buying anyone? Such a joke! Unfortunately most of us fans are so quick to jump to social media and type all sorts but with an opinion of peaceful protest, boycott or ”Wenger out”, we are so quick to give the thumbsdown.

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    • Real madrid, bayern (before Pep.), etc. Wenger will still get a job at a big/mega rich club after arsenal. The question is which/how many experienced trophy winning managers, who belongs to a big/mega rich club would come to arsenal for the long term?

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  10. Time for much needed change what other so called big club would not have sacked him by now, what other top team continue to defend like school kids and not work on it, and what other top team would continue to sell there best players year after year. None of them……., thanks now fuck off wenger you blind prick!!!!

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    • Easy there Roman, some boards stick by their (very) successful managers and some boads (as well as a few supporters) understand a team’s performance is a rather complex matter and doesn’t necessarily get fixed by swapping managers. Enjoy the football.

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    • Its fans like you who are blind not wenger. It’s not 8 years without a trophy for wenger. It’s 8 years without a trophy for arsenal since the board pushed out David Dein. Dein would have handled stan and limit him purchasing more shares. What fans like you have to do is research how successful kroneke’s sports clubs are then you will see similar pattern to arsenal. Then hopefully you will see the light in wenger & the enemy in kroneke.

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  11. Arsene: “We keep working hard on the training ground and the quality is quite visible there”
    http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/46662/arsenal-train-ahead-of-chelsea-pictures
    Not enough money for a snow-free training pitch?

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  12. Something needs to change. We are thousands of miles away from winning big titles atm. We might win the FA cup this year, but since when was arsenal about winning the FA cup?? A trophy is a trophy i know, but we should expect more from this club. And a club without ambitions is a club without future.

    As an top team in PL you can’t go in with the attitude to finish 4th, then you have already lost before the season has started. The players must get the winner mentality, anything except winning just isn’t good enough. Thats the reason why the Manure cunts is winning a lot of trophys. Anything except winning just isn’t good enough for them, and that’s the difference between winners and losers. A lot of people say that Manure are lucky to get a result every weekend but unfortunatly luck is something that you deserves.

    Hearing the Chelski supporters singing “Robin Van Persie he left because ur shit” was just to much. Fuck Van Judas for being a traitor cunt, but honestly, when not even arsenals Captain believes that we can win trophies then something has gone wrong.

    They need to spend more money, and buy the best players and not the second best, and stop being a fucking selling club. Arsenal are not good enough at the moment, this is the weakest squad we have had for many many years.

    Making profits is more important than football at arsenal fc atm. I’m not so sure that Wenger got the money available at all. If he got money as the board claims he do, then why isn’t he spending it?

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    • not gonna renew season ticket

      Kevs: “Making profits is more important than football at arsenal fc atm”…
      I think we all agree this is true.

      Sorry to say the only way to change anything is to hurt Stan/Ivan/Peter in the only place they really care about: the pocket.

      I’m boycotting my beloved club of 13 years and will not spend a penny on them until the 2014-2015 season. If only 25,000 fans bother to turn out at the Emirates, I guarantee things will (finally) change!

      Short-term pain for long-term gain.

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  13. Without being overly emotional and reactionary to a bad result I would like to state the following; if anybody is fooled BT the 2nd half performance they need their head examined. Real teams turn up from the off and don’t start ‘playing’ when the pressure is off and they’re 2-0 down. This Arsenal team is a gutless bunch of cowards, there is technical quality there but football is also won and list in the head; how much spirit and desire dies a team have. We lack leaders and the type of player that will win you games and if Wenger cannot see this he shoukdn’r be in the job. Instead we have the typical transfer bullshit being spouted about the need to buy “top, top quality”. Well Arsene I’m afraid to say this team lacks quality by the way of leaders and we WILL NOT finish in the top 4 this season. Embarrassed to be a Gooner today, don’t be fooled by the 2nd half performance; too little, too late.

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  14. Bitches still bitchin. We’ll finish 4th, we’ll maybe even win the fa cup and have a nice run in the cl.

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    • Get real. ‘Bitches aren’t bitching’ for the sake of it. You cannot deny the reality of the situation and if you’re trying to that’s being more of a bitch than those who don’t have their heads stuck in the sand. What facts give you the outright belief that what you’re saying is correct, because our performances this season couldn’t have. I hope your right but cannot see it and that’s not because I’m a bitch, a defeatist, or don’t support my team. I’m afraid it’s because I’m a realist, and in a results business the facts about Arsenal this season speak for themselves.

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    • Shut d f-up pls!!!

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  15. Podolski's left leg

    Go to hell y’all. Learn from your errors and stop slating anyone. Wankers….. Oh f**k, Michael Jackson and co got a draw against manure. Now that is a bad result. Maybe we should ask Usmanov to buy Falcao for Arsenal as a present.#lovefortheclub

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  16. godammit its a bit unfair but im gonna say it anyway, giroud sinking that chance at the start would have completely changed the complexion of the game

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  17. Giroud is ridiculous. He works hard but whats with those “flicks”, and backheels, cutbacks in the D where 5-6 Chelsea players are defending. Just shoot, make it simple. Really frustrating.

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  18. Stats are complete bollox ……we had more of the game because we were 2 nil down ….if the ref does his job we lose in the 2nd half instead! Same with City…..we’re two down…why should City press forward…game won. Piss off Wenger.

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  19. Anybody who says wenger should stay is deluded. He has no bottle to challenge the board and is a yes man. We should have signed Zara already and unleashed him on Chelsea instead of AA. Sagan is finished. His legs have gone and he doesn’t care. Jenkinson should be at full back. Giroud is second rate. David Moyes should be brought in immediately and then Fellani and Baynes would come with him. He would mix our style up, not tolerate first half performances like today and would turn us into winners. There I have said what others think but are scared to say. Wenger is beyond his sell by date!

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    • If ‘wenger should go’ is valid then fans should also acknowledge that kroneke, Ivan, hill-wood and the rest of the board should go. David Dein should fill-in even if its only interim.

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  20. Usmanov waiting in the wings ready to take over and get us back to where we belong. Bank role some proper players for a change and help to make us competitive again. Get some players that are proud to wear the shirt. Does anybody remember that moment when TA got Vieria up against a wall and told him what it meant to play for The Arsenal. Need a bit more of that fighting spirit not that psychological clap trap that wenger goes on about.

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  21. Walcott’s on good form.
    And wenger starts giroud.
    N still, I was expecting giroud to be subbed and walcott to play centrally.
    But, NO. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING WENGER!!!

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  22. Coquelin and Szchesny didnt make ANY mistakes! The fucking cunt REF made the mistakes. Ramirez was a.xheating cunt all game! Infact it was that twat that WON chelsea there 2 goals with a foul and a blatant dive. Cheats!… Cheats always prosper in football and its usually always against us¡

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  23. @ gnarly charlie please read G.Graham’s bit : “Dein would have handled stan and limit him purchasing more shares” – the current board & kroneke are the wrong people for Arsenal if the fans want trophies ie. it’s not their first/main objective to be successful on the pitch but to be successful in their bank / their own bonuses

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  24. We need a new coach.Wenger is just not good enough. Not an expert in getting smart buys now, doesn’t know that you can substitute before 60 mins, keeps playing useless players like Ramsey, can’t convince the better players to stay n keeps Walcott for 100k, fails to motivate his squad even during such crucial matches, keeps looking for non existing exceptional talents, draws a massive salary himself…the list is endless. In today’s competitive world, he is really blessed to have this job without doing anything positive for the last 8 years. He built the modern Arsenal…maybe thats why he feels he has the right to destruct it the way he wants. ..

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