Man Utd v Arsenal – single word review and player ratings (illness/injury special)

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It pains us to have to think about today’s game again but needs must, so here are the player ratings and reviews. This time the theme is injury/illness – which is appropriate because most of us will be suffering a hangover tomorrow as well as having had Arseitis inflicted upon us.

Vito Mannone: 6/10 – mild hayfever

Bacary Sagna: 5/10 – Concussion

Per Mertesacker: 6/10 – Sniffles

Thomas Vermaelen: 2/10 – Dislocated spine

Andre Santos: 2/10 – Amoebic dysentery

Mikel Arteta: 5/10 – Hamstrung

Jack Wilshere: 4/10 – ADHD

Santi Cazorla: 6/10 – Scarlet fever

Lukas Podolski: 2/10 – Acute invisibility

Aaron Ramsey: 2/10 – Brewer’s droop

Olivier Giroud: 4/10 – Nappy rash

Subs:

Theo Walcott: 4/10 – Impacted colon

Andrei Arshavin: 5/10 – Delirium tremens

Feel free to discuss and post your own ratings, but normal comment policy applies. If you’re not familiar with it, please read.

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EDgooner4ever
EDgooner4ever

Arsenal overall: Bipolar disorder

Rob'67
Rob'67

Arsenal overall – ‘devoid of belief’.

And who is supposed to set them up to believe ?

Red & White Stripey Socks
Red & White Stripey Socks

Would that be the Manager?

alx96
alx96

I was once an admirer of Wenger. But now, I don’t now. A lot of of his recent decisions on players and tactics and his innability to battle motivate players really dissapont me.

meletios
meletios

I think Arsene is not evolving with time…its all good keeping yourself up-to-date in finance/economics area, making sure club does good business, makes profit and ultimately he earns ~7 million for that…which is very good…
but I assume his main role still is to win trophies…or am I missing something, I thought football clubs play football to win matches and trophies…
or has the footballing world moved on very fast while I was sleeping that now they #1 care is profit and then football….

having said that in the AGM , if Ivan and other cronies in the board have already given up…its logical that you will have the same attitude trickling down to the players…

The wierd thing is we did not even look like trying to win the game..
no heart except Wilshere..allright he got a red ultimately but I could see he was trying..cant say that for none of the other players
(ok..may be except Giroud, one for next season)…

Please note I dont want Arsene to leave…but somebody somewhere needs to give them a good kick up the back side.
As for the one’s who could, are happy the ways things are anyway…it leaves us the fans (the paying ones mostly) to do that then..
And no before anyone says thats like deserting the club , NO..its simply tough love…when board notices no revenues coming in from fans…
empty seats in the stadium…hopefully that should encourage them to do better than this..

Simply put Not doing something and supporting this mediocrity itself is wrong.
Its like seeing your friend do something bad and not taking any concrete action and just asking him to stop, wishing he will stop in future without any certanity..
which is the wrong thing to do and its not doing any good to your friend either.

I will rather have the club relegated and then come back to win the premier league in next ten years
rather than to remain in the Premier league and not win anything in the next ten years (there I said it)

I never thought I could see Arsenal out of top four…now that’s a real possibility and a point of discussion with my office colleagues…and I hate that.

Ask yourself this,
– can you see us winning the league in your lifetime with the way things are now…
– 50 years from now when we tell our grandchildren the reason the club did not win anything for so long is because FFP never came in..Will They Care ?
Also I am not sure why we dont want Wenger to go
— are we waiting for the club to be out of Champions league before coming out with his departure
— is it because we are afraid there’s no one of the calibre to replace him
— is he geuinely very good and we are here only because of him.
— or are we just afraid to rock the boat , this relates to my first point in a way…

for the record I see him as genuinely good but may be tailing off now a bit…still best we can have though…

the above might seem all doom and gloom, but really there was absolutely no positve today…nada

as for RVP dont care…

…rant over…and another large one for me….

p.s all type of terry’s are not cunt but all type of cunts are John Terry.

— MM

We gunner do em!
We gunner do em!

Arsenal – shoddy,

Such a shame we reminded Robin van Persie why he left us to join United……

Master Bates
Master Bates

because he’s a greedy cunt?

the same players that RvP’s not worthy to play will someday fuck off and call the rest of the team not worthy to their level like the way last summer Fabregas and N$ri left because the rest of the team (including RvP) were not good enough for them and has been every summer.

stop glorying assholes like RvP , they are the reason we are in this mess and no the other way around.

Clock End Mike
Clock End Mike

On the other hand, if heRvP had meant what he said about wanting to win trophies at Arsenal and stayed, I can well imagine that the boot would have been on the other foot and we could have murdered that Man Utd team if he’d been on the right side.

Rather than reminding him why he left, we reminded him how important it was that he should have stayed.

KidKnockout
KidKnockout

Kroenke and Gazidis: Pancreatic cancer. Slowly killing the team from the inside.

Cygan's Magical Left Foot
Cygan's Magical Left Foot

1 is the number of sad puppy called KidKnockout.

I dislike and can’t stand Stan the Yank, Ivan the Lappy and I have been calling for Arsene head calling him the French Fool, Bank Manager, Liar and brainless among other names for the last two years. But I never wish death or illness on anyone.

Nog
Nog

Its the same every year or has been last three or four seasons….. Good players out. Some mid rate in with a few potential youngsters. Creaking…..I dont get why guys like chamakh giroud squillaci arrive at Arsenal n become useless …. Tactics motivation blend with team. Its late and my head hurts thinking about this

gooners
gooners

it was not MU vs Ars game but MU vs norwich or reading or sumting..Ars was just too afraid of man u..i wonder why santos played full time:-(

bangbangboogie
bangbangboogie

Were just not as good as them they took our best player. We need to gel and for our best player (Santi) to be a

hunter
hunter

poop

Gooner Al
Gooner Al

I have been in a bad mood since the final whistle. But Blogs has just brightened up my day. I do like the single word reviews!

Edd
Edd

Arsenal away fans- 9.5/10 Passed medical with flying colours. Except the odd sneeze here and there.

Anon
Anon

Should be 10/10 – lives to the age of 130 and passes away peacefully

Jamie
Jamie

Business > Football

Bobby Pires
Bobby Pires

You’ll probably get a job on our board with that attitude, mate.

Jamie
Jamie

Which was the point I was making. Well done for missing it.

Aqweel
Aqweel

Away fans: 10/10 – Headache

UndercoverMancGooner
UndercoverMancGooner

Ruptured ear drum.

Mooro
Mooro

Count myself very lucky today. Up in Scotland with no TV or phone signal (til now) so have had to rely on the Arseblog report and comments.

Sounds like yet another sack of shit.

Something is very very wrong at our club at the moment and the only thing we know for certain is we don’t know what it is. So we’re left to speculate.

There’s no doubt in my mind that the Club has decided we can’t compete with Citeh, the Chavs or Mancs, so let’s not bother. We’re better than Spuds, Liverpool, Newcastle etc, so let’s finish 4th and anything above that is a bonus.

What else is painfully blindingly obvious is we are run to make money. That’s more of a priority to the Club than winning trophies.

Hence we as fans are charged obscene prices for tickets, food, drinks, the works. Fleeced in other words. But still, in order to make that profit, we have to continue to sell our best players every summer, accepting the fact that there’s a great degree in cuntishness of some that have left over recent summers.

If we want our Arsenal back, something will have to change. The manager out? Maybe. We used to have no Plan B but more worryingly, Plan A has gone down the kharzi with it and the players (not just this season mind you) just don’t seem motivated anymore.

But with the current board in situ, who’s to say they don’t hire a total patsy to carry on the ‘good work’, in getting us 4th and making a profit.

I don’t understand what Kroenke sees in Arsenal other than an investment to realise in some way shape or form at some stage.

Would Usmanov be an improvement? Who knows, but at the minute it seems it couldn’t be worse.

All in all, fuckin depressing.

Anon
Anon

“So we’re left to speculate.”
“What else is painfully blindingly obvious is we are run to make money. That’s more of a priority to the Club than winning trophies.”
>implying something non-a priori without evidence

I see what you did there.

“I don’t understand what Kroenke sees in Arsenal other than an investment to realise in some way shape or form at some stage.”

Of course he sees it as an investment. Who would want to throw away millions of dollars for nothing? If Arsenal loses CL spots etc and revenue, the investment will fail. Logically he will want Arsenal to excel for the sake of his reputation as well as his wallet when he eventually sells.

Voldermort
Voldermort

Anon. How about the board gambles on us getting cl place for the foreseeable. Not a bad call you might say seing as its now 15 years on the trot. Then lets say we get these fabled commercial deals that wil rake in the money as has been promised. Do you not think it possible or even probable that stan is then going to take a large amount of that for himself.
What other possible reason has this prick got involved in our club for.?

Mikel Artekkers
Mikel Artekkers

Stop typing “>implying”, this isn’t 4chan and there is no greentext here.

big dawg
big dawg

Excuse me, here in Scotland we do have tv and phone signal! Hmph! You make it seem as though we’re in the stone age…

Mooro
Mooro

Heh. I apologise mate, but visit Applecross.

Martin
Martin

Van Persie can go suck a bag of dicks (I’m sure Santos would love to help him with that).

By the way, Santos seemed to have something similar to Stockholm Syndrome to go along with that bout of the shits you diagnosed.

A N Other
A N Other

Arsene Wenger – myopia

Number 479
Number 479

Impotent

weedwacker

flaccid, can’t get it up, limp, soft, pointless

Ebouefan
Ebouefan

Santi Cazorla: 6/10 – Scarlet fever

4 at best.

We gunner do em!
We gunner do em!

Provided the finest goal of the evening.
A 6 should be okay.

Ebouefan
Ebouefan

Would have helped more had he not kept losing the ball in their half. Same as he did against Chelsea and Schalke.

maddo
maddo

Accentuate the positive. Just imagine Andre Santos will be part of our team until 2015. ( I ‘m being sarcastic). We were dreadful.

TH
TH

Think you’ve been very kind to Aaron Ramsey as ever. Maybe Captain Shittastic too.

Aside from that, pretty spot on.

Giroud's hard abs
Giroud's hard abs

Think Podolski should have a 0. He was hiding the whole game. What is he scared of?

austingooner
austingooner

Santos.

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner

Santos is making Podolski’s life very difficult.Hurry back Gibbs

TomJ
TomJ

And what did Mannone do wrong. I have fuck all confidence in him but for a 3rd choice keeper he did well

austingooner
austingooner

Why fuck-all confidence? For a third-choice keeper, I feel he’s been surprisingly solid… Why blame our mistakes on him, when they’ve been attributable to our defensive lapses (mostly errors by Vermaelen and Santos).

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner

Absolutely agree .I don’t rate him that highly but he made some important saves today.

Clock End Mike
Clock End Mike

My man of the match (though I was surprised arsenal.com dared to put up a page asking for votes this weekend, what do they expect?)

Proud Gooner NK
Proud Gooner NK

At the game, we all chanted ‘ROBIN UR A CUNT” which helped lightened my day after the appalling defeat. I remember when we done that to Na$ri as well. Good times.

Anon
Anon

Being depressed is all fine and dandy, but no need to start bashing on the board and the club’s ‘ambitions’. No one was angry when we were doing fine the first few games. It’s only after Norwich etc that somehow Kroenke got this much flak, and that the club now “aims for 4th”.

Honestly, we still have 20+ matches to play and we’ve done Chelsea at home, Anfield, OT, Etihad, Stoke. We can ask our questions AFTER the season ends when the hysteria stops and we can think clearly with our final emotions.

weedwacker

come on mate

PJ
PJ

wonderful, but we’ve all heard that for a while now..Wengers’ infamous judge me at the end of the season is never ending.

we were never in it today. not from the 1st minute. we’ve not been in it at OT for a while…if you keep waiting till the season ends we will never be in it.

ETID
ETID

Sure we have played our 3 main rivals but the damning thing is we have just 1 point from a possible 9 against them. if that had been 9 we would be top now. its those results that cost you the most. when you finish behind the winners by as many as 5 points at the end of the season its the 2 defeats to them that prove the most costly. we now have to beat both manchester clubs at home and chelsea away to drag ourselves back into this title race and that is as well as not slipping up too many times at places like everton shite hart lane and the wonga arena. if u look at our x1 today only 3 places could be improved upon gk lb and rw otherwise you pretty much have our first choice team. now disrespect to szcesney gibbs and whoever wpuld replace ramsey (walcott gervinho diaby rosicky)

PJ
PJ

Wigan just beat Spuds at white shart lane, citeh and chelski both drew away from home. everyone but manu dropped points today

Giroud's hard abs
Giroud's hard abs

That’s because WE played them! 😀 How could we let them drop points?

Tony Adams morning breath
Tony Adams morning breath

Why even bother looking at what City and United does. Face the facts mate, our rivals are spuds, Everton, Pool, West Brom etc….

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner

This year results are very unpredictable.If we can get the team firing properly we
will still be there or thereabouts .
Today was disappointing but a couple of wins and it all changes.Manure were not that good and we can only get better.Jack will get fitter,Gibbs,Diaby,Rosicky to
come back and bolster the team.
It’s still very early days in the season.Always look on the bright side of life.

Proud Gooner NK
Proud Gooner NK

Jus hope we beat Spuds in a coupla weeks time!

austingooner
austingooner

Sigh. Too early to feel hopeful.

skansen
skansen

Well, I hope you’re right. I’ve spent a lot of money to come all the way from Norway to see this game. Last time I went we lost to the scousers….. Will be scared to do the trip in the future if we don’t get a result…

TomJ
TomJ

to be honest the only one at Arsenal who gives a shit about your money is Stan

Rendy
Rendy

Yeah stay @ home mate, the long trip with memories of this filthy defeat ringing on your head.

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner

You should have picked a dead cert game to win like Norwich…..oops

Wiltoooooord
Wiltoooooord

Mertesacker was so solid today, lost count of how many time he was in the right place at the right time. Reads the game really well and that’s why he’s always there to clear the danger, and with great composure. Would give him either a 7 or 8, Mannone didn’t do much wrong so maybe a 7.

Jack before he got sent off would be a 6; actually looked ok compared to the rest of them. All the others were invisible. Apart from our Brazilian friend who got everything completely wrong today. Such an abysmal performance, led to so many chances and lost possession when we went forward. Verminator looked extremely shaky, maybe the fact he was playing against that c*nt got to him. He’s had a few bad games this season/year but because he’s now captain, no way he can be dropped. Problem is there were no other candidates to take the captaincy.

austingooner
austingooner

Yeah, I think 6/10 is harsh on Mannone, who didn’t, for me, make any mistakes, and made some great saves. Does anyone really think our Polish #1 would have stopped either of those shots? Also, he chose the right direction for the penalty, and looks like he would have been in a good position to save it, if Shrek hadn’t struck wide.

A bit harsh on Arteta, who kept running and fighting, even with Shrek doing a fantastic job marking him the whole game. Wasn’t like he wasn’t trying.

austingooner
austingooner

(Oh, for some reason, I read Arteta’s score as 2/10… I guess 5 is fair, given his diminished influence. But I don’t question his spirit and determination, unlike many of the others.)

Jaileer
Jaileer

No candidates? Arteta was and is the only choice.

austingooner
austingooner

Definitely. Even when he’s not at his best, he still seems like he’s playing his heart out. And isn’t lazy and careless, like our current captain.

arsya
arsya

I’m so glad to hear the news that finally arsenal will visit my country, indonesia, next year. Despite, our recent poor performances, I don’t think sacking AW is a good choice right now. Can you imagine if he has all the money mancini or mou or di matteo Currently having? With all the success story of developing young players to becoming a world class, titles that he has given to the club for the past 16 years, I think we all agree that “instant” is not the word we believe in. Football world is different today. Good players know they can have good fortunes, and most of them choose to take advantage on that. Some choose to be mercenaries. Loyalty is something only us, the fans, can demonstrate. I’m afraid no other manager could have made us come close to the PL winner, 4th place, with restricted spending policy from the board, like AW did for us last season. Name one who can and want to take over arsenal, and can give better results with our current team. However, I do agree that the board should start changing the policy and give AW enough money he needs to actually buy 1 good centre back, 1 good attacking player, and maybe a proven-stable goalie (I never heard goalie cost that much, buying one with the price of more than 10m but can guarantee a stable performance is sensible enough). Let’s wait for them to prove their words that they want the club to be success, in january. They know to really challenge for a title, the current squad is proven not good enough. I wish can contribute more to the club financial by buying season ticket, foods and drinks you guys were talking about. But, for the meantime I will just buy merchandises so that our club have the money to buy high above avg players and maybe some day win the CL (I could not shag my wife the day that chelsea won it, it was a real punch). At least that’s what an overseas fans can do. Sorry for talking to much. At last but not least, I agree to that we should assign Arteta as our captain. I have been his biggest fan since the day he arrived at the club. With the consistent fighting spirit he always demonstrate, the other younger players should learn from him.

magic hat
magic hat

Arteta or Wilshere!

Peter
Peter

Contrast between Mertesacker’s cool-headedness and Vermaelen’s… er, eccentricity could scarcely have been more stark. The latter’s ability and influence shouldn’t be underestimated – we shouldn’t forget that on his day he can be formidable – but his form’s been very patchy and he could do with having to battle for his position. Right now Mertesacker is by a comfortable distance the most reliable centre-back, and Koscielny deserves a few more run-outs.

I do think Vermaelen’s enough of a professional to accept coming off the bench a couple of times, and Arteta can have the armband temporarily. Or maybe give him a run on the left, although I think Gibbs will be coming back soon.

Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle
Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle

Just wanted to say thank you for your username. Has given me a much better memory of Old Trafford to think about. A light in the darkness at the moment.

Comedian
Comedian

Arsenal players: consistently complacent, completely disintrested.

MERTESCIELNY
MERTESCIELNY

Well at least Andre santos is defense immune!

M5
M5

TV 2 what for assists/attempted assists. Santos Santos worse than the Schalke Santos -5 at best and that’s without even thinking about cuntish half time behaviour.
Mannone 8 at least talent / performance well done.
BFG 8 played well again just needs someone next to him.
Board Out, Wenger Out blah blah how about the cheque book.

Entre Dans La

Arsene = Diarrhea of the Anus

joeyk
joeyk

@Anon
We were doing fine in the first few games?? The two goal less draws to sunderland and stoke?? WAKE UP!! Every year the ambition is less and less to now we are over joyed at 4th place, Its time for us to voice our concerns and let these shower of c*nts know that if they want 13.90 for fish and chips and 60 quid to watch a game we want a bergkamp an henry or dare i say it rvp!!

weedwacker

totally agree mate I’ve been angry all day. Thats how I should feel right

joeyk
joeyk

cheque book time

dedders
dedders

I’m always skeptical of player reviews, not in principle, but in practice it tends to be that everyone on the losing team was shit and everyone on the winning team was quite good. Nonsense.
Aside from Vermaelen’s howler, we were fine defensively – conceding one goal to Man U isn’t damning and we have (/had?) shipped the least goals in the prem.
Seems to me our one key problem is Shots On Target. It’s not rocket science. We had enough posession and were in the right positions to create the kinds of chances which leads to SOTs, but nobody seems to want to take them. This indicates a problem with the system we play, the ethos which is being preached, the makeup of the training sessions, or something, but whatever it is, for 80 minutes they almost all prefer to retain posession rather than create a less-than-perfect chance of a SOT. Last 10 mins always the same: panic, quicker passing, rangier shots, trying things in the final third which might not work, and goals.
Blogs has used the line for a few seasons “we’ll be fine if we play against [average team] like we played against [top team that we beat]”. Perhaps it’s time for a new one: “we’ll be fine if we play 90 minutes like we play the last 10”.

Because if we keep playing like this – no SOTs and 1 or 2 unforced catastrophic errors per game – I can see us losing to everyone. Literally, EVERYONE.

austingooner
austingooner

Vermaelen makes a major defensive mistake every game. Doesn’t have the mentality/discipline to be captain.

Pearson
Pearson

Arsenal have conceded from defensive fuckups more than any other team in the Prem.
That is what my commentators said and I believe them on this point.

skansen
skansen

Been feeling sick since that fuckhead scored. Thanks for bringing a little smile to my face

fellonious
fellonious

Just wanted to note I was impressed with Sagna giving van Persie a “what the fuck do you want” in the tunnel before the game. Top man that. Take your hug and your millions and your “c’mon guys I will always be a gunner” and get the fuck out of my face.

fellonious
fellonious

Oh and apart from a couple of lapses man u played pretty average.

fellonious
fellonious

As in our lapses gifted the game. I’m drunk and belligerent and using predictive text.

weedwacker

and then the cunt really tried to break his leg again

menace
menace

but the referee only saw it as a ye
llow – it was a red in any game of football.

Stuzz
Stuzz

I’d give Mannone a 7 or 8. Goals were not his fault at all. I remember a couple of fantastic saves. One amazing reflex one with his left hand (from Rooney maybe?), and one great quick throw out to half way to set up a counter attack stick in the memory. Can’t remember anything he did wrong.

Mertesacker could be bumped up too maybe.

austingooner
austingooner

Quite pleased with Mannone. No real mistakes, and some amazing saves. Name a goalkeeper who would have made those saves.

George
George

seamen 🙁

Clock End Mike
Clock End Mike

There was only ever one Seaman 😉

jim chiminy
jim chiminy

while i’m not excusing the way in which rvp orchestrated his move, perhaps there is something in his comments about ambition. If he was told what ivan the terrible has recently unveiled about being a top team in 2 years then i can understand why he left. Who, at 29, wants to wait 2 yrs before possibly being on a winning team (something we’re all sceptical about).

If he had said this i would have been more understanding, but perhaps he agreed with the board and wenger that he would keep quiet until they could put their schemes into effect.

The only losers in all this are the fans.

Glory Hunter
Glory Hunter

Everyone of us knows why RVP left, it was disappointing but I understand & accept his reasons.
He might be a cunt but he had every right to leave, we are shite & it’s as simple as that.

The team is a reflection of the manager, mentally weak!
The worst part & as much as it hurts me write this is, if SAF was managing our team he would beat that Man Utd team if it was managed by Wenger!

Those are his players, his team, his tactics! He has no excuses! grateful for all he’s done but he’s lost it.
The worst part is we cant even afford to let him go,with our current board, any other manager would be mid table at best 🙁

Nanu
Nanu

Vermaelen – cyganitis

Big Dave
Big Dave

Can’t believe Santos wasn’t subbed. Really didn’t want to see our players eager to kiss robins arse and his head was practically up it at half time. Should’ve put sagna left and brought Jenkinson on the right – we needed Jenkinsons arsenal heart in there.

the new invincibles
the new invincibles

Excellent thought… surely Sagna’s experience would help him fit in at LB.
Or even Vermalean at LB with Kos pairing Mertesacker at CB but no….”Arsene knows best” . Speaking of which, surely that statement must be confirmed tosh by now.He’s lost the plot surely and needs replacing.

J
J

I’d give Vito a 7, Sagna a 6, Per a 8, Verm a 1, Wilshere a 5, and Caz a 5 but really the shiniest shit is still shit.

Dan
Dan

Arsenal were shit today end of! Never looked like competing, a lot of players looked like they couldn’t be bothered, Ramsay as a winger??? Santos is shit! Arsenal are nowhere near good enough to challenge at the top level at the moment, so frustrating! I love arsenal but we’re so frustrating at the moment

UndercoverMancGooner
UndercoverMancGooner

United fans – 1/10. Lockjaw.

kiss my arsenal
kiss my arsenal

did you hear them chanting something about jimmy saville no doubt directed at wenger? vile scum

Timi
Timi

Food for thought….how come in d past 5 season with different sets of players its the same issues with the squad over and over again? We’re seeing a disjointed Arsenal team yet again. I think a revamp of the coaching staff is imminent.

PJ
PJ

required but not imminent

TomJ
TomJ

Its precisely because for the past 5 season we have had different sets of players that we have a disjointed team and the same issues with the squad over and over again. What other club has had their captains agitate for moves over and over. Vieira, Henry, Fabregas, RVP.

Fozzy
Fozzy

No urgency in the team today. 2 goals in our last 3 games along with 3 conceded is just not good enough for a team like Arsenal. Massive respect to our away fans singing there hearts out today. Still can’t get my head around why our home support isn’t the same. Be glad when this weekends over. Roll on Schalke on Tuesday.

Mental Strength
Mental Strength

Arsene Wenger – Bipolar Disorder

Small Dave
Small Dave

What is really sad is our general acceptance of 4rth. Not so long ago 2nd was considered a failure. As fans we always stand up for gooner players but we have to realise this team has too many average lads who we are carrying. Mannone, Santos, Vermaelan, Ramsey, Podolski, Giroud, Gervinho etc are not players who the top teams would take. They are players who when in competition with Man City, Man Utd and Chelski’s millions are eaten alive in the hunt for trophies. We have a great business model and so on but I really don’t give a fuck as it is of no significance to me when the medals are handed out. Bring in Usmanov or loosen the purse strings Kreonke and let’s compete and have some fun. Van Persie might be a cunt but he is laughing right now.

donal doherty
donal doherty

As much as I love and proud of arseblog/arsenal,I think your pre judgmental view of players has an effect on their ratings.for what Andre santos did around the game deserves a two,for his play,at least 4.he was better than I expected against Valencia.o and add managers selection to the ratings?it’s a irish web award podcast winning idea?

The optimist
The optimist

Still got the best defence in the league.
Just need a proper striker a la RVP(cunt) in the window. Falcao would do it…..

austingooner
austingooner

LOL, best defense in the league. That’s a joke, since it includes Vermaelen.

austingooner
austingooner

You optimist, you!

The optimist
The optimist

The stats don’t lie my friend
And we have played the top 3 (2 away from home)

neutral
neutral

Why would Falcao come to Arsenal? Seriously, he’ll go to Manchester/Real Madrid/Barcelona/ or similar top club

the new invincibles
the new invincibles

Leave it off will ya!
The real problem is the manager…. he’s bought poorly and fails to select the right starting line-up or make the correct substitutions as required!

If you look at things objectively… can you tell me how Newcastle has ended up with a far better squad than arsenal? Even Everton now…arguably has several better players than us in many positions…Such a decline was previously unthinkable. They haven’t spent crazy money have they? They’ve just spent better….Newcastle & Everton have players that we should be poaching…
Ba, Cisse, Tiote, Coloccini, Ben Arfa, Krul .. Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Fellaini are all PROVEN PREMIERSHIP PERFORMERS who cost moderate fees and probably would jump at the opportunity to play CL footie at Arsenal.
Instead Wenger gets the likes of Gervinho, Giroud, Park, Squillacci, Santos, Chamakh,…Whats that all about??

Its time to take off the blinkers guys… AFC have the highest number of highly paid players out on loan… . We have lots of unplayable and unsaleable players because the manager has screwed up and granted lucrative contracts to average players, Denilson, Chamakh, Bendtner, Arshavin, Squillaci, and lots more young players who cost a few bob but will never even play a single game.

This mess is wholly of Wenger’s creation… time he carried the can guys!!!

Mzeey

Stan koronke $ love f”””k the club

Willy young
Willy young

We are simply competing for 4th vs Spuds Everton and maybe Newcastle. Should take Capital cup very seriously as no chance in the EPL or CL

There are so many players not good enough it is better to think of the few who are ( 4-5 )

I really think the club needs a new direction and Wenger has to go please at end of season.

Vermalen has become a liability

Seriously boring in the league not even having hope of beating a proper team

austingooner
austingooner

We’d be damn lucky to get fourth, with Santos and Ramsey and Vermaelen in our starting lineup. (That’s being generous.)

Rendy
Rendy

O an starting to believe that our best team at the moment is the one on the bench not the one with overrated egos who cant pass the ball forward. I know I may differ with many on this, to me Jeckinson is far much better than the unfit Sagna. The central striking rebel Theo is better than every striker we have, Arshavin can move forward better than Podolski, whike Meade can do better than Santos.

damien joyce

You know, I remember a few years ago, every weekend, all i cared about was Arsenal result, most of the time I’d look for utd result too but presumed whoever won the 2nd match between us would probably win the title, now all i seem to do is look at spuds/mugsmashers/newcastle even everton results atop of citeh and chavs now hoping that they might just be as shit as we are, I rarely enjoy a weekend/midweek these days and it is mainly because we have failed momentously to strengthen our team year in year out for last 8 years. I’ll never stop watching the team i love but in a couple of years time if the status quo goes on then it’ll be results of fulham/stoke/villa etc we are looking at to compete for 7th/8th position, our club is being destroyed at the moment and i hate the people at fault, unless proved otherwise, wenger, gazidis and kroenke are my first targets to be sacked and they can take the rest of eton board with them

Save our Arsenal please!!!!!!

Red & White Stripey Socks
Red & White Stripey Socks

Again a few results went our way! But fuck we need to pull our head out or our Arses!
We are the ARSENAL!

GateCrasher
GateCrasher

What’s angering me is the sheer lack of threat we seem to provide in the final third. A significant chunk of our possession comes from pinging the ball around between the defence and Arteta or pinging the ball from side to side just outside the opposition penalty box. Whatever happened to taking players on, skilling your opponent and bringing the forward into play? There’s been a change in team mentality and I don’t like it.

Pearson
Pearson

It’s been like that for YEARS.
The difference yesterday was obvious. Manure got the ball out of defence and attacked quickly, using width, and then focussing on goal. Visualise an arrowhead or an inverted triangle with a real focal point
Arsenal passed the ball around the back, allowed the opposition defence to get organised and then tried to attack using a blunt rectangular shape.
I was hoping the introduction of Walcott would give us an attacking point but methinks it was too late.

Frog
Frog

Shit keeper

Sagna. Koscielny. Mert. Clichy

Arteta

Cesc

Cazorla

Walcott. Rvp. Nasri.

Gazidis, board, Stan, Arsene out.

Frog
Frog

That would be our first eleven if we weren’t run by cheap ass wankers. We could win the treble with that team. No bullshit. What the fuck happened to the club I love?

Bee
Bee

yeah, bring back ‘world class’ clichy, that will solve all our problems …..

austingooner
austingooner

Shit keeper? Mannone had a great game today.

Frog
Frog

All of our keepers have been shit since mad Jens. Szcz has potential, Chelsea has cech, citeh have hart , spuds have lloris and Friedal. Clichy is a better lb than santos and Gibbs as he is today.

superanderslimpar
superanderslimpar

Frog

What are you talking about?

bc
bc

santos – acute flaccid paralysis
podolski- absence seizure
giroud- potts disease
ramsey- erm .. fragile x
sagna- hyperreactive malaria syndrome
wenger- congenital deafness. ?alports syndrome R/O autism

mooney
mooney

i lolled at damn near every one of these

Pete59
Pete59

Ratings:

Wenger (over past seven years), 1 out of 10

In a word: impotent

Bee
Bee

i’m sick of losing to that lot

every fucking year its the same

they always seem to adapt their tactics and team to easily beat us, why the fuck cant we approach them with a different strategy?
how can their players be so organised and not make defensive mistakes?
we need to practice defending and being solid, over and over again.
i dont care if its boring, its a lot more boring to keep losing

its embarrassing to be beaten so easily by them , time and again