Vermaelen: Koscielny made me jump

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Although he missed Sunday’s game with Man City through illness, skipper Thomas Vermaelen said Laurent Koscielny’s late equaliser had him jumping off the sofa to celebrate.

The Frenchman whacked home the goal that Arsenal deserved and had an eventful game on his first appearance of the season. Via his captain’s notes in tonight’s matchday programme, Vermaelen revealed he’s not a great spectator under those circumstances, saying, “I had to watch the game on my sofa, which is never a good experience for a player.

“You feel more nervous, knowing that you don’t have the control and ability to affect things that you might have on the pitch. Despite feeling ill I couldn’t help jumping up sometimes, and certainly when Laurent scored our equaliser!”

The Belgian was full of praise for his centre-half replacement, and midfielder Aaron Ramsey who started in an unconventional position on the right, but he reserved some special words for young full back Carl Jenkinson.

“Another player I must mention is Carl Jenkinson who had another fine game on Sunday. I even heard that he was trending on Twitter!

“It’s really important for any player to keep improving. There’s nothing worse than standing still and it’s obvious that Carl is making big steps every single week. He’s playing better and better and I’m really pleased for him.”

Such is the measure of his progress that he’ll sit out tonight’s Capital One Cup, a competition he would have been earmarked by most to take part in. Obviously the injury to Bacary Sagna is a factor, but Jenks will be boosted by the encouraging words from his captain.

The Arsenal matchday programme is available to download on iPad – click here for details.

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Gooner Up

Loving life at Arsenal right now. Let’s hope we can keep the sprit and momentum.

Mr.BC

Can’t wait for Saturday!

Gunripper

Yes, for terry to fall flat on his face. Then his family from the stands to rise up in unison and applaud the event.

Spooner

They would probably jeer. I can’t imagine a Terry clapping, it’s a little too civilised.

frank

Can you guys believe the match against chelski is not Live in North America? 🙁

Stevie Morrow

The internet is your friend Frank.

texGooner

Live on ESPN and WatchEspn online. Unless you’re Canadian, then I can’t speak for you.

Ferngunner

And koscienly celebrated it like a proper striker!. He ran to the side, a troop of 9 arsenal players behind him, then……sob sob… Arsenal moment.

EmperorGooner

yeah but what was mertesacker doing with the 360 slide…lets just hope HE never scores a winner in the dying minutes !!

lemon

if he scores the winner every week, i won’t mind seeing that awkward 360 slide again and again

big black clock

Mertesacker can do a failed 360 back flip and land on his nuts and I will still love him

Dead

But if giroud did that 360 slide it would no longer be awkward…..it would be considered a sexy dance. Come on giroud.

Paobing

Didn’t notice initially but having relook at the wonderful pile-up celebratory photo, Arteta was the only one facing the camera with his perfect smile. He approaches his game professionally, right till goal celebrations.

waitressinthesky

It was a bit of a doofus smile, but it’s still Arteta’s smile, so it’s pretty perfect.

Eric Irish gunner

Big merts celebrating jump was a classic, it’s a must see fucking priceless

Massivedork

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ETV2PcYUj1E&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DETV2PcYUj1E

’twas hilarious when I watched back again, up you mighty gunners , how good are we

liz2

What a captain!
Sounds like the atmosphere around the club is overall positive
Love it

Thebiggooseman

Tv, please don’t refer to social networking sites like twitter – I thought you were a double hard bastard up til that comment.

EmperorGooner

has he landed back yet ? we need him on saturday

ET Phone Home

Bub here’s the great thing, unless he’s 100%, we don’t NEED him. I’d take a fully fit with something to prove Koscielny over a tired still slightly sick Vermaelen.

Gunripper

Mert should be rested abit I think. All that dance he did to the goal celebration must have got to him abit. An all better verm and a fit koss against that cunt hazard and mata should do. We haven’t seen the two pair up yet this season, should be exciting

Notice I didn’t put in torres, coz he’s fucking irrelevant.

Kerl

He jumped and landed on one foot…….Then a chinese movie aura swept across the room. The shaolin verminator!!.

Cele

Soccer!

damien joyce

Why??

Trevor

A true captain.

And I also jumped off my couch!

Kenyangunner

I jumped of the pub stool…. Almost knocked over my beer! COYGs!!

Dead

And I jumped off a roof and died but with mertesacker awkwardly dancing for the goal celebration. ……i had to see that!. Thankyou per.

Die Hard Gunner

I almost stuced my finger in the ceiling fan.

Die Hard Gunner

oops Stucked! Typographical error!

Gearoid

…followed by a horrible grammatical error.

Sol Goodman

Stucked your head in next time!

Mikel Anon

I think Carl Jenkinson trended a good few minutes after the game. This was obviously helped with his now rather famoous plaque (I forget what plaque means now) that said “Hope you’re proud, grandad”. Afobe also commented how he was trending even after the game ended.

Also David Price labelling him as Cafu Jenkinson is so right. That last-minute burst before the crap red-worthy rugby tackle by Javi Garcia could well have been the remaining 2 points we’d lost. Brilliant Jenks.

We have a trend of great right-backs recently, Lauren, Eboue, Sagna and now Jenkinson

Jammathon

Agreed, though Eboue is head and shoulders above all of them.

kathuah

me too…i feel like both the fans and the players are really up for it

tommyt

I love jenks even more for being a Massive Gooner!

11 cannons

NFL has armchair quarterbacks. We’ve got a Sofa Captain. No drop off with Kos in there, and even emulated Vermaelen with a crucial goal. Looking at him and Corporal Jenks we do have some good depth in defense. Bodes well.

THEREISBEARCUM
COYG

How does one dislike the Wenger dance?

aad966

wasn’t this against Villareal? just wanna know if my memory serves me right :O

ATrueGooner

The Liverpool, Southampton and City games revealed the explosive attacking, miedfield and defensive talent this arsenal squad has. Our players now work as a team, for the team. The depart of Robin seems to have enhanced our potential as we do not rely on one man only for the goals. The new aquisitions, combined with the experience gained by youngers who now look much more solid than last year (jenks, ramsey, mannone, the Ox) is pleasant and fingers crossed we win something good this year.

Nigerian

What a cap’n! Made up entirely of man and steel. Has no little boy on the inside, like some defective product …

Vermaelen

On the contrary, I used to have a little boy inside. But I strangled him when he started talking some sh*t about some Manure sh*t.
Life has been so much less complicated since then …

Merlin's Panini

Nice to hear your captain backing the guy who replaced him. That’s real team spirit and you can’t buy it. What an awesome hit it was too!

fulopisgod

A mate just dropped out so have a spare upper tier ticket near the middle for coventry tonight if anyone is in the area and wants it, free and gratis, ring 07534185037

David Villa

On another note , why’s Theo making such fuss about a central role? I’m cool being on the wings and denying messi his goals…. See you in the final of champions league Arsenal!

Spooner

Because he has the tactical awareness of an elderly badger on crack.

xxxrob

Unrelated but had to vent somewhere.
Fucking Capitol one cup! I got up at 440am Australia time to watch this. It’s not even televised here in aus and arsenal player has no live feed.
Fuuuuuuuuuuk

THEREISBEARCUM

Still… at least you’re seizing the day, right?

xxxrob

haha nah mate, went straight back to stackin z’s…
FIFA 13 is released today, i;ll need them if i’m going to be in any suitable working state on friday haha

Klaus

You are not alone there mate

D-holio

I love the Kos but he also made me jump out of my bar stool when he hacked that clearance right to the feet of Kun Aguerro who somehow steered his shot wide of the post. As blogs said, it was pube hair close!
Got to be good to be lucky I suppose.

Cathal

Giroud off the mark, apparently a quality finish as well!!
Only problem is had to hear it of that ape Tony Cottee instead of seeing it for myself but there’s no streams as far as I can find.
Anyway, before I start to ramble, congrats Olivier, onwards and upwards from here!!

Jimbelino

Congrats Giroud, really pleases for ya! COYG

Heh

Olivier giroud
Olivier girooooooud

He chips when he wants!
He chips when he waaaaaaants!

Heh

Who thumbed me down….i’ll fucking kill you!

gunner4life

Has anyone got a stream for the game?

Sol Goodman

One legend standing in for another. When Rosicky, Whilshere and Sagna come back there really will be top cover in pretty much every position on the field.

Loony

We are fucking runnning riot.

Team B!….fuck you rvp haha.

Eric Irish gunner

Great to see giroud off the mark hope it’s that first of many

Eric Irish gunner

Reading away should be ok

Heh

And le coq was top of this match today.
Played firmly behind giroud from the onset and did well with distribution of his balls to throughout the pitch.

So we can all say le coq stood up and got counted!

the only sam is nelson

well that was good – strange first half, oddly subdued but redeemed by Giroud’s goal second half weird start (two coventry pitch invaders/streaker fail, penalty miss) followed by a goal glut. arshavin impressed theo was pish the whole game so when wenger took off le coq, the ox and giroud with less than 20 to go it looked a pretty firm slapdown to walcott (“that’s how fucking close you are to playing on saturday son, no rest for you”). theo responds by transforming from ball-bounce-off-the-shin-windowlicker-theo to thierry-henry-used-to-do-that-but-not-as-fast-theo with a quickfire brace – both using searing pace and excellent finishing good… Read more »

ogban

Hey! Did you guys notice Mert’s expression when Gerv missed that sure match winner? Boy, was I touched! The spirit in the team is……..fantastic.
Keep it up guys and give us long-suffering Gooners something to cheer in May.

Pants

Kos scored..and I jizzed. In. My. Pants.

will

What bloody channel did he watch it on?? I know he didnt stream it. He needs to bring me in to this secret arsenal football network.

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Irony

Love having this guy as captain. Having a defender with the armband just makes me feel so much better.

Shittu kazeem

Ya. I see that agony when gervinho mis that match winner. I still belive giroud will be great for us. Just need time to adapt.guner till eternity. Love u guys

shaun is jamaican

we appeared to have improved in leaps and bounds (Arsene is also noticable bouncing water bottles off the turf in desperation)…..We are on the up! Next in line for service…..Cheski….a lesson in efficiency awaits.

shaun is jamaican

error. (Arsene has noticeably stopped purchasing those desperation-signature water bottles in recent times) proud of you Le Boss. Lets thank Steve Bould for terminating the water suppliers contract.Nifty trick ….

naked goon

my favourite moment of the match…. CJ giving Lescott a roasting after a 10 yard head start then a superb cut back for Podolski….shame he blazed it

naked goon

v Citeh, obviously