Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Vermaelen: it was hard work

Thomas Vermaelen played 90 minutes for the first time since August tonight and Arsenal kept a clean sheet. However, for the first time since the 2-0 defeat against Liverpool the Gunners failed to score.

Speaking after the game Vermaelen praised the quality of the opponents, saying, “It was hard work today. They  are a good side with good players on the pitch and we had to work hard for this point. In the second half we had moments where we dominated the play but didn’t score.”

And Theo Walcott was left frustrated by the team’s inability to get the goal which would have assured qualification for the knock-out stages, and wasn’t prepared to use Saturday’s exertions against Chelsea as an excuse.

“Saturday did take a lot out of us but we know what to expect in the Champions League. They’re a very strong team, we found it quite tough out there as well. But like I said before we were very solid at the back.

“Obviously Thomas has been a massive miss and players who have come in have done a fantastic job. We had the home support, we need to be winning our home matches, but yet again we were solid at the back, we managed to keep a clean sheet, but our strikers didn’t manage to get it in the net this time. It’s a point and all we can do is look forward to the weekend now”.

Arsena face West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday,

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Song as magnificent. Back Four was great and honourabe mention to include Arteta. Forward play lacking in sharpness. Long journey home.

Autumn lovin

I know negative flogging never goes down well on this site but Park is shit. Poorest control I have seen since Lee Chapman. Surely a decent forward is on our Xmas list. Positive side a clean sheet and Arteta does work hard in the midfield

gervihos head

we hav only one striker

Master Bates

Vermaelen = more clean sheets . Wenger said Park needs more games …YES HE DOES .

Autumn lovin

Didn’t see Park before but he played like a zombie tonight. Sorry to be negative but we are desperate for another quality forward to rest vp

Autumn lovin

Seriously tho fuck my earlier Park comments although he is shit. Great to have Vermaelen back time for a wank

Autumn lovin

Seriously tho fuck my earlier Park comments although he is poor Great to have Vermaelen back time for a wank

Autumn lovin

So good having him back I came twice

Autumn lovin

3 twats must be spuds lovers


Autumn lovin is a twat!


Graeme Souness managed to ruin that match for me. They need to get some proper pundits who don’t huff with anger and disappointment every single time they have to speak. How much are they being paid to sit on their arses an whinge about The Arsenal? Those ‘pundits’ were meant to be biased towards Arsenal. They weren’t even impartial. Terrible punditry. Constant slating of a team who are in great form, climbing up the league table, top of their group in the Champions League and are through to the next round of the Carling cup having used makeshift teams of… Read more »

Autumn lovin

Dobbi is a knob

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