Thursday, March 30, 2023

Report: Arsenal 1-0 Man City (inc goal)

Arsenal blah blah something with Man City at the Emirates this afternoon.

Arsene Wenger went with the same team that started against Sp*rs, bringing Yossi Benayoun back to play on the left side of the attack, and the Gunners started brightly, immediately dominating possession and winning a series of corners.

From one of those we should have taken the lead. Koscielny headed on at the near post, and Robin van Persie’s header was going in before it hit Thomas Vermaelen’s head and deflected onto the bar.

A few minutes later City should have been down to 10 men. Mario Balotelli’s nasty, studs up, over the top challenge on Song ought to have been a red card, but somehow Martin Atkinson failed to see it. The mistake compounded by the fact his assistants missed it too. It was a disgraceful tackle which could have resulted in very serious injury.

The Italian continued to career about the pitch, his studs up in tackles, and twice he caught Sagna eventually resulting in a yellow card. He then deliberately handled the ball and Atkinson allowed him to stay on.

Arsenal continued to dominate but didn’t make much in the way of goalscoring chances.

The second half saw City start more brightly than they did in the first but without really threatening the Arsenal goal.

And it was the home side who looked most likely to score. Robin van Persie hit the post with a header after a Song pass dropped beautifully over the top of the City defence. Sagna then set up Walcott whose first time shot forced a save from Hart who touched it onto the post, the rebound fell to Vermaelen who seemed to slip as he it, it squirmed across the goal and hit the other post.

We had the ball in the net but van Persie was just offside when he picked up Song’s pass, but it was always Arsenal who looked like scoring.

It took until the 87th minute for us to get the goal and when it did it was worth the wait. Mikel Arteta intercepted a Clichy pass, drove forward and then unleashed an unstoppable shot low into the bottom corner. A brilliant goal from the Spaniard and nothing less than Arsenal deserved.

The pantomime wasn’t over yet though. There was still time for Mario Balotelli to pick up his 2nd yellow for another foul on Sagna, and that was nothing less than he deserved either. And Mancini for stupidly leaving him on. And Nasri for being a cunt.

There was some late danger when City got a free kick 25 yards out but it turned into a chance for Arsenal, Santos broke and played in Ramsey who was clean through. He cut back inside and could have sidefooted home or played in Oxlade-Chamberlain or van Persie, instead he blasted a shot high and wide.

Still, it didn’t matter and we go back above Sp*rs, 5 clear of Chelsea, and have finished Na$ri’s chances of winning anything this season. The cunt.

The only downside of the day was Laurent Koscielny’s booking which means he has 10 yellow cards and must serve a 2 match ban, but let’s worry about that another time.

Up the arse!

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justice is done


(both in the final score and balotelli’s red card)


2 yllows in one game = 1 match ban… plus the retrospective punishment he SHOULD get for assaulting song..
that guy is by FAR the biggest cunt I’ve ever seen, love how santos sorted him out when he came on

bob's your uncle

that finger wag.. was like a teacher clipping you round the ear^^.
santos came back strong today.
in all his wonky brilliance.


hes got to be mancinis estranged son or something, why else would he be played, but hey all the better for us


i can see the family resemblance… the say being a massive cunt is hereditary after all, that said, mancini must be the father of about half his squad then…


Not estranged son … I think Macini is just plain SCARED of him ….


All is well with the world again. Happy Song’s okay 🙂


3 studs showing challenges , and 2 yellow cards+ 1 yellow for hand, retard should have been sent off 4 times, amazing, almost like he was doing in on purpose.

damien joyce

wen u say justice are u digging at Na$ri????
I get the feeling David O’Leary carrying adebayor on his back will be welcomed back with open arms long before that chinless j-lo assed cunt is!!!!


Now focus on Wolves.
Bur Bravo Arsenal.
I was there and did I the Poznan


You fuckin ledge I was hoping that would happen.


Balotelli’s such a cunt, he’s got a brazillian on his head, just to emphasise the fact!

samson williamson



Haha scum Na&ri, $Clichy$, Moneybayor and others, hahaaa. And very well done to the Arsenal, c’moooon, and what a beauty that was from Arteta. Posession 62%!!! Koscielny out for 2 now, so will have to depend on our Swiss friend. And another late goal, I’m getting used to it. Bring on chavskis. What a miss by AR16  Being a gooner in Manchester my Facebook wall is full of united supporters thanking me and our team  And I guess Citeh is looking for a new manager  What about referees again, look at Old Trafford and the penalty/sending off… Read more »

Essex Gooner

Bit harsh on Clichy, he was good for us and deserves more respect. Nasri on the other hand…hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

(Sorry in my excitement I replied to the wrong post earlier!)


You beauty. Literally, Mikel. You fuckin beauty.

Cygan's Left Foot

Money Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hahahahahahaha another Classic Arsene hahahahahahahahaha


goal of the season.sagna punching one on their nuts.what a turnaround.
enough is enough let’s bring back the glory arsenal.

Rat wool

Mikel Arteta. Spaniard. Lego hair. Damn fine footballer.


not happy at all with ramsey though.


we should send him on loan to regain his touch. especially if he doesn’t get a few by the end of pre-season for 2013-14. and maybe( sorry I know this has nothing to do with this game) sign any one of sessegnon/Gylf Siggurdson/ Dempsey.


Relax! Okay, he missed a sitter, but the best of them do. He probably did it for some celebrity out there, anyway.


He did, Muamba must have been scared shitless when Ramsey had the chance to score. Thankfully he gets to live longer.
Oh, and Na$ri. Buhahahahahahahahahahaha


Look on the bright side! It was a really nice, patient move to shed the defender to set up that clear-cut, 100% chance. Although why he didn’t slide it across the face to the Ox and RVP, I don’t quite comprehend.

Old man grape


bad taste there mate.


@ everyone, I apologize if it was seen that way. Nothing sinister was meant.


It does seem like he is having an “Eboue Era” of frustratingly predictable futility. Let’s not dwell on it today, though.

bob's your uncle

give over.. it;s 1-0 to the arsenal


Days like this I am so glad I was born a gooner.
Was an honour to be there and watch that display. Pure class and guts.
An honest victory for an honest team unlike the teams from Manchester.
Suck on the nasri you cunt.


That last counter attack… Fuck ramsey!! Should have passed to Robin!!

bob's your uncle

not the right thing to dwell on this afternoon imho.

we played well, ..we won… lets keep this positive tonight.

too right though.. but i’m sure he already got an earfull from the captain =-D


Yeah i mean, i could end 3 game goaless streak for him. Very important for a striker.


that goal made me think of partridge… “SHIT!….He’s Got A Foot Like A Traction Engine!”

NASRI YOU’RE SHIT… fans aren’t that passionate, pfft do me a favour you chinless cunt, what’s the scoree?

Alex Song's already been booked!

“That was liquid football!”

Touraine Gooner

Deep, deep joy !!!!!


Eat my goal.


You can pay for school but you can’t buy class, THE ARSENAL FC

bob's your uncle

welldone boys!
rock on..
we beat all the big teams in the last couple of months.. fucking great.


great all around play by the team , defense was rock solid, midfield looked good, van persie’s having a bit of a torresy time right now, was unlucky not to have a brace to his name and theo walcott was..well hes walcott, but i have to say arteta and song were brilliant today, kept possession, won possession, dictated the pace of the play and were superb and of course the goal from arteta is just too sexy to write down.. GO GUNNERS


What the fucks going on with David Splatt by the way? They force feeding him jam roly poly? He could donate one of his chins to our friend Samir.

bob's your uncle

he reminds me of when darth vader was unmasked in return of the jedi.


I think he’s taken Nasri’s chin for himself.


He’s a big fat cod eyed leech


It was Shitty against men and the guns won.
Whos the man now.


Happy Easter Nasri!

Lord Teddy Ears

What a game I loved it we wanted it so bad and the fans doing the Posnam really was just the best for me.

However I was laughing at the fans screaming “Nasri whats the score”.

To me Sagna and Song where just awesome love it love it love it

Happy Easter guys !!!

Lord Teddy Ears

Thats the blog family not the players !!!


Best chant of the day: He plays when he wants, he plays when he waaaaants, Carlos Tevez, he plays when he wants! Citeh were a disgrace today, Could not believe I was watching a team that should have been fighting for the title. Great atmosphere at The Grove, come on my Arse!

Lord Teddy Ears

Today to me shows we are a team that with a few new faces can take on anyone !!!

Tom C



The ironic Poznan – what a moment!


That was the cherry on top of my Sunday!


today we won against man city and atkinson.
quite an achievement.
also rambo did that on purpose, he didnt want to kill another person.


Our Lucky Mascot was the 4th official… We had to win!!!

Midfield Corporal

Great result, just kept on going. Beautiful strike from Mikel. Balotelli is a joke, disgusting challenges and diving to win free kicks. He sums up why City won’t win anything this year. Love the fans Poznan celebration. Take that Samir.


na na na na na nasri you’re a cunt
whats the score you little bitch?


can someone please send him this?
” I am top of ze league ”


It’s not on only the girls and gays who get an orgasm from watching Arteta.

Jay houdini

“Good win gays”
-Andre Santos

Good Omens

Even turtles and stones fancy Arteta. Great goal, great win, very happy Easter indeed.

Ben Anglais

What a strike. So happy to see Na$ri subbed. What were we singing at him? Really want to know.


Jay houdini

`”And Nasri for being a cunt.” Classic. Always was happy he was gone, as he is not that great, just good. 25Mil in our pockets. good business. his and gael season looks like ours of last years. they were the cause. they can fuck off.

to be gooner

Essex Gooner

Bit harsh on Clichy, he was good for us and deserves more respect. Nasri on the other hand…hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!


Was like watching a a totally different team from the one that played at QPR last week. Good result and a very solid defensive display finishing 3rd will give us a huge platform to build on for next season as clearly we can play with the best teams in the league we just need to do more of the same at times against the teams that like to slog it out and rough us up.


Brilliant performance and deserved result.

Mikel Arteta…*******swoon******** 🙂


Celebrities around the world must have heaved a massive sigh of relief when Ramsey took pity on them.

Best sight for me?
Van Persie’s pure delight at OUR goal against Manchester City.

Ace McGoldrick

Sagna was awesome today. God we’ve missed him.

Great win.


Great result, but sadly Ramseys time is up. Not quite the same and it’s fucking Shawcross’ fault.

Still sentiment shouldn’t cloud judgement, he won’t be a first team regular (if we are looking to win things).

italian gunner

Jesus, can everyone get a grip about Ramsey? It’s been his first full season after having his foot literally snapped off, he wasn’t even supposed to be a first team regular this season but unfortunately Jack has had one of ‘those’ injuries. Give him a bit of time to find his feet, after all, how long did we stick with Song before he started paying off?

On a more positive note, great win and fuck Na$ri! (obviously)


Well said. Also, let’s not forget that Ramsey was actually very good in the latter part of 2011. After the nightmare start to the season, he was one of the players who really picked up his game and helped us to achieve that unbeaten run. His talent hasn’t disappeared. He’s simply worn out from having to fulfil a demanding midfield role, in a season where he was originally meant just to rotate through. Being able to rest a bit over the summer will do him some good, and I’m sure he’ll bounce back sooner rather than later. Wilshere’s on the… Read more »


It does feel like Ramsey is slowly becoming the new Denilson


Give Ramsey a break. He’ll come good. The same people that are shouting about how shit he is will be praising him next season when he gets on a good run of form. Brilliant effort from the Arse today. 3-0 or even 4-0 wouldn’t have flattered us, we played them off the pitch. If the goal was a couple of inches wider we it would’ve been 3-0! Brilliant strike from the sexy Spaniard, but also kudos to Yossi and Rosicky who bossed the midfield I thought. Their workrate and determination is exceptional. Great day for the Gooners, now let’s keep… Read more »


“Give Ramsey a break”.. heh. bro… think he’s had enough breaks for a career.


I’m still hopeful that with the summer break & a proper full season under his belt that Ramsey will come back as we hoped he would be. Whatever is said, I think he seems to have character & sometimes you can see he’s got class.. He just hasn’t been able to maintain consistency this season, but he’s still young & with our crop of midfielders he can be eased in again without needing to start every match. I do think he’ll come good.


Ramsey’s time is up ???? He is only 21 ….. what is wrong with people ?? I can’t wait to see people ganging up on Wilshere if/when he has a run of bad games … everyone has ups and downs ….

I only hope all the negativity doesn’t reach Ramsey or doesn’t affect him ….


But surly we should set the same standards as how a lot of fans have hounded out Arshavin and Chamahk surly they’ve only had a marathon of bad games?


Get a life! Go moan some other times.

Your time is up, not Ramsey.


Is Balotelli’s challenge up for a review by the FA since Aktinson did nothing to punish it on pitch? And if so, can he be banned further for the incident and perhaps fined?


BBC Sport Headline : “Balotelli sent off as Arsenal beat Man City:
Mario Balotelli is sent off as Manchester City fall eight points behind rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.” So Balotelli is more important than Arsenal?

Cygan's Middle Foot

ramsey: no team work, no speed, no strength, average passer, selfish bastrad.
please play for other team, or get injured.
and oh, bob’s your fucking uncle, i don’t need your reply here.


Seriously you an Arsenal supporter ?? That’s how the scum from shite hart lane talk ….

free advice ….. GET A LIFE!!!

Ramsey will come good …. mark my words.


you can take take that comment and stick it far up ballotellis arse
and btw

bobs your uncle is a very famous arsenal supporter who has supported the club for years, who are you, a cuntish selfhating fake arsenal supporter

bob's your uncle

‘please play for other team, or get injured.”

absolutely disgusting.

bob's your uncle

not actually the same guy.. didn’t realise I have somebody else’s handle..oops.. will have to change.
but I really don’t get where this guy is coming from… so much hate for a young player at our club.. he should be happy he was obviously never around for guys like steve morrow, or glen helder, . or david hillier.. all not so great arsenal players.. all guys i wish all the best for in health and happyness.
time to start thinking about what it means to support a club mate.

damien joyce

steve morrow scored a winning cup final goal for us, no one in this squad has yet do leave morrow outta the david hillier bracket pls, oh and i quite liked helder he couldnt play much football but fuck he was quick!!! may hav been running from money chasing loan sharks!!!


@CygansMiddlefoot. I’m with you boss. Some people are just downright dishonest and rigid. We talk about Ramsey when we loose and when we win. There sure must be a reason. A million flies can’t be wrong, shit must be good. Dont know when we are supposed to start assuming Ramsey is shit: when his penalties start ending in throw-ins?

Boris Pimple

So you are saying you like shit. A million flies can’t be wrong right? Or is that just what you said to your Mother when she caught you masturbating in your own feaces?


“We talk abour Ramsey when we lose and when we win” not because he necessarily deserves it, but because some fans have got it in their heads that we need to keep rubbishing him day in, day out. Today people are blasting Ramsey because of his missed chance deep into stoppage time, when the game was all but won. But why are comparatively few people talking about Walcott, Vermaelen and Benayoun all managing to fluff that golden chance in the 76th minute, when the scoreline was still deadlocked? Anyone looking in from the outside would conclude that the criticism of… Read more »

bob's your uncle

Well said Peter.

It really is too much when people focus on bashing Ramsey when we just beat city.


Fuck off Cygan’s middle foot you stupid fucking cunt. You wish injury on a young man who had his leg snapped to fuck just a couple of years ago? You are perfectly entitled to your opinion on a player, but i’m sure every FAN on here will agree you’ve outstayed your welcome here with that shit.
Now, fuck off and support the spuds you FUCKING CUNT.
Oh, and Arteta, i fucking love you, handsome!
And Na$ri’s a cunt. . . .

Boris Pimple

You sir, are a moron. I know Spurs fans with more sense than you. Please fuck off.


Just my opinion but I believe this anti-Ramsey brigade will be made to look foolish. However, given the nature of some of their comments, I doubt many will be man enough to admit that when it happens.

Old man grape

Or they might just forget it ever happened

gooner odst

Man of the match – Rosicky worked his bollocks off all game, so did arteta, so did benayoun, so did sagna, so did song. Should have finished 3-0 Arsenal but for some inexplicable goal line phantoms manipulating the laws of physics in man city’s favour. As much as we were good, man city were poor. Balotelli’s self detonation was as fabulous as a prima donna diva queens fart. The knob could have done serious damage to Song, only saving grace is that Song is made of bricks and mortar. The fact that it was 0-0 after some 80 or so… Read more »


“City deserves the title, and Na$ri has fantastic bone structure” #ThingsNeverSaidByAnyoneEver

Anyways, UP THE ARSE!


Hey i was reading the live blog as well and does kos gets a two game ban for the yellow or was it cleared up before the city game so that the yellow card today doesnt result in ban.


My commentators were saying the deadline was 11:59 pm tonight. That means a two game ban. Out for Wolves and Wigan, but back in time for the massive tilt with Chelsea.


Man of the match??? I think every one did their best to contain City and Trouble them on the same time. City should go and fuck themselves, now and forever. Scz – got a vital vital interception (Balotelli scoring, I would’ve smashed the TV)and one miss kick and nothing too much to trouble Sagna was Sagna Gibbs was good but pushed too much ahead exposing the flank. Santos did well to keep the composure around the area. Vermalean was too eager to do something, 110% of your effort can hurt some times. Koscielny had a clean game. Walcott really battled… Read more »


And Benny did some great work on the left and cutting in. Thats what Ramsey supposed to do every game, a perfectly balanced half winger role.

Master Bates


*p.s Ramsey missed a great chance,so what we fucking won

Oleg Luzhny

Absolutely brilliant. Did City ever look threatening? We hemmed them in their half for large parts of the game. Fully deserved 3 pts when you consider the 3 posts that were hit!

And in regards to Koscielny, yes it sucks but luckily Wolves/Wigan are the next 2 opponents, they can cope!


Amazing defensive performance today. Arteta was just brilliant all day long. I was screaming all game for someone to take a shot from distance, and what a shot. Arsenal need to learn from that! Too many times we can rip a shot from outside the 18 and we try cute little passes. And I would also like to thank Nasri. I feel like his summer move and ridiculous comments only served to galvanize the Arsenal supporters. Maybe it’s just me, but the atmosphere in the stadium seems to be back and I feel like we owe it to the cunt… Read more »


Performance of the fucking season for me. Kings of London!


Clichy just feels wrong with a head full of hair.

Michael Carney

longer studs on verminators boots pleaseeeeee.


Massive credit to the team and Arsene Wenger. They’ve made mistakes, they’ve bounced back and made some more mistakes, but every time they make me so proud to be a gooner! From September 1st onwards it’s been a pretty good season albeit with a few slumps in form but then we’ve had that even in title winning seasons. Let’s finish strongly and 3rd place is a great achievement considering the circumstances! This is The Arsenal! I love this club!


Take that you cunt.

Naija Gunner

Who’s the MAN? Up Arsenal, na$ri the cunt was removed can you imagine?….the idiot wants to win trophies by sitting on the bench doing nothing! Moron!!!


Ramsey will come good guys …. I mean give the guy a break …. he is just trying too hard right now …. hearing abuses towards him won’t make him better …. I see him as Arteta’s bakcup for now … its just that he is being played out of position for some reason …


and ohh ya f*ck off Na$ri …..

alireza fayyazmanesh

They did what we all were expected, an awful game and quality. but still i think Ramsy should not play . anyway Wenger knows better i believe and trust. CONGRATULAATION TO ALL GOONER FELLOWS.


Lemme guess what was going through Ramsey’s head when he played that shot…got it: he was thinkin about who next to kill

gunn cabinet

my three most favourite words today? 1: arteta. 2: mental. the third begins with S…


Guys, if it was 0-0, ramsey fucked it up, and the next counter attack, clichy scored a goal. Would u give him a break?


Probably not but no call for abusing him and berating one of our OWN…. as i said he is trying too hard knowing he is not playing well and with other players in his position playing much better (Rosicky) and some to come in (Wilshere, Diaby) he is under pressure thats all …. plus he is being played out of position …

I dont believe a few games change the perspective so much … he might be a better player out of all this next season …

Cygan's Anal Beads

If it was 6-7 and Arteta exploded and blew up the world, would you still be happy?

Old man grape

what is the point in this football theory bs? it doesn’t work that way mate.. players take risks when they think they have won.. since it was nearly the last kick of the game our boy Ramsey stupidly got a bit selfish.. I’ve seen it before a million times with players (mostly because they are trying to get out of a slump) but rarely when the result is not secure. it was selfish and dumb, but not the way you figure it. because that way only exists in your fantasy. if you don’t like a player’s actions in a game.… Read more »


i thought chesney would have scored, or arry’s grandmother


Let’s be honest here, you can only defend Ramsey for so long! What he did today could’ve proven costly no doubt about that. And if u don’t think so then u are just biased. Two things to consider: 1. I was scared to death when I heard Ramsey was coming on, and surely the tempo of our game dropped down alarmly fast! 2. Again he proved that he is not ready yet or will never be ready. Poor passing, poor positioning, poor defending, poor finishing and now a poor team player. People( Brits) may not like this, but we can’t… Read more »


Wholeheartedly agreed. He has been costing us points. Look where arsenal when he did nt play.

The Universal

Man that’s harsh on bertner…


he is 21 for crying out loud … jeez!!!


It wasn’t the fact that he missed a sitter that gets me annoyed but that he didn’t pass to RvP who was in a better position to score. He has been skying those shots all season long and would that in mind passing it to RvP would’ve been a better option . I don’t think he has been costing us points per se and infact he did help in winning a vital game for us against Sunderland and once he comes back afresh next season I’m sure he will have those shooting boots back on because he can score from… Read more »

bob's your uncle

You summed it up well at the nd there. “..blah blah blah””


bar his miss he was dece…kept possession well when city players got close

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