Saturday, September 30, 2023

Match Report: Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal

Tottenham clung on to take the points in the North London derby as two goals in two first half minutes proved too difficult to overcome for Arsene Wenger’s side. Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon did the damage just before the break and despite a Per Mertesacker reply early in the second period the Gunners couldn’t find a much needed equaliser.

Often this season Arsenal have been defined by their slow starts to games, but at White Hart Lane we began with confidence, composure and energy. Unfortunately, by the time the half-time whistle blew we were still two goals down and only had ourselves to blame.

Throughout the first 45 minutes Carl Jenkinson proved himself a useful outlet on the right firing low balls into the box, however, for all his effort there was no end product. A pattern quickly emerged with neither Olivier Giroud or Theo Walcott deeming the near-post worthy of much attention.

Having muted the raucous home crowd and nullified the threat of Gareth Bale with some very good closing down we assuredly kept possession of the ball for a good 20 minutes. Building from the back, we probed with patience making decent use of the wide areas. Alas, despite almost total control we rarely created a clear-cut chance. An early Giroud header was the only effort of note.

Adebayor, having been sent off in the game at the Emirates earlier this season, lunged in on Ramsey and picked up a booking on 18 minutes and ten minutes later might have been sent off for a horrible dive in the box as he claimed a penalty.

It wasn’t a dirty game, but Vertonghen joined the man from Togo in the book for a clumsy challenge on Giroud and seconds later Ramsey took one for the team as he pulled back Aaron Lennon to also earn a yellow.

As has too often been the case this season, a lack of concentration proved our undoing. On 37 minutes a diagonal ball by Gylfi Sigurdsson split our defence, Per Mertesacker played Bale onside and the Welshman made no mistake toe poking the ball past Szczesny to score against the run of play.

Two minutes and 20 seconds later we made exactly the same mistake. As Santi Cazorla lay in a heap, Scott Parker bounced forward slipped a ball behind a dozing Thomas Vermaelen and Aaron Lennon walked the ball around Szczesny to tap home.

In the remaining five minutes before the break we looked all at sea, most of the players looking at each other with a mix of anger and distrust.

At the start of the second half, fantastically persistent work by Aaron Ramsey won a free-kick down by the corner flag. The ball was played in by Walcott and Per Mertesacker rising at the near post flicked a header with the aid of a Bale deflection past a stranded Lloris. 2-1 and game on again; just what we needed.

Monreal sliced a long-range volley wide of Lloris’ post a minute later, then Jenkinson flashed another trademark ball across the box which again failed to reach a red shirt. Naturally, as we pushed for an equaliser so we left ourselves open at the back. Bale should have scored at the back post but skied over despite only having the keeper to beat.

Perhaps aware of the need to get more men in the box (or maybe forced by an injury?) Wenger threw on Tomas Rosicky for Jenkinson and pushed Ramsey to right-back. It didn’t stop our versatile Welshman getting into attacking positions as he crossed for Walcott to head over.

Just after the hour mark Spurs took umbrage with our refusal to put the ball out of play for an injured Adebayor – subsequently subbed for Defoe – and things got a little tetchy between Dawson and Vermaelen. Given they’d done nothing to help a floored Cazorla in the build-up to their second it was a bit rich.In fact, it was overly cuntish by the cocks in white.

Sigurdsson had a great chance to put the game to bed for Spurs as he found himself one-on-one with Szczesny but he opted to pass when he should have shot. A snap shot by Defoe rolled just past the post, Lennon had an effort blocked by Vermaelen and Bale shot straight at Szczesny as we rode our luck four times in quick succession.

With 14 minutes remaining Lukas Podolski was thrown into the fray for Mikel Arteta as we shuffled Cazorla next to Wilshere and pretty much gave up any notions of disciplined defending. Had the German’s first touch from a deft pass by Giroud been better he may have made an immediate impact but was instead thwarted by Lloris.

Ramsey had a fine chance to equalise with ten minutes remaining but having charged down the right he dragged his shot wide of the post. It took a deflection and went for a corner but he should have done better. Having tried his heart out all game there was no man more deserving of a goal.

Giroud plucked a ball out of the air only to half-volley it miles over and Walcott, turning down the percentage option, shot instead of swinging a ball into the box from about forty yards. He’s never scored from outside the box for Arsenal…go figure.

Six minutes of injury-time signalled boos from the home fans and Mertesacker’s deployment, for the umpteenth time this season, as an auxiliary striker. Podolski had a shot blocked, Szczesny came up for a corner but for all the huffing and puffing we were unable to find an equaliser.

As has been the story of the season, we were made to pay for giving ourselves a mountain to climb. Spurs move up to third and a seven-point gap has now opened up between us and them.

It’s looking like we may have to win the Champions League if we’re to piss on their parade. That’s fine by Arseblog News, aside from the fact there’s more chance of us shagging Angelina Jolie in the next hour or so given the uphill battle we face against Bayern in 10 days time.


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A Yank

Hello Thursday nights… if that.


Only 5 points behind Chelsea, don’t give in just yet…


Shocking defending again.

At least most of the players showed some guts and passion, which has been lacking since the start of the season.

As for Wenger, he sat there like an old man watching a bland theatre show.

Terrible leadership.

A Yank

Chelsea are a mess and if we had a match against them, I’d feel better about still nicking the top four. Somehow a shit Chelsea club, including one with the Spanish waiter in charge, did the double over us this season. Fuck, fuck, and double fuck.


If Chelsea are a mess, then what are we?

No leaders in the club.


Fuck ramsey. That is all i am saying


Chelsea may be a mess. But at least they have quite a few game winners and proper defenders in their team. I wouldn’t say the same about us.

jack jack jack

Fuck you Jin. Fuck you.


Jin – if you’re taking the time to pick on one of our players, why Ramsey? He had a fine game, hustled well, played in RB when asked to, and wasn’t at fault for the goals. Sure, he wasn’t brilliant, but nobody was.

If anyone is at fault for this result, it’s A) our management, B) our centerbacks, C) our forwards. Ie, basically everyone.

A Yank

@C Does Ramsey have a hired army that comes on to defend him here? Christ he was no better than anybody else out there today. Sure love on him because he was played out of position and didn’t shit the bed. It’s the fucking Premier League. He should be able to do that. He also had one of the best late chances and couldn’t get the shot on frame. Why does everyone fellate Ramsey because he can hit square 3-yard passes? Denilson could do that. What we need are players who can fucking score when we need a goal.


@yank – he has had a disproportionate amount of blame put on his shoulders this season, so yes there are supporters who stand up for him when he’s inevitably called out following poor team performances.

Standing up for players w/ reasoned perspectives seems a decent thing to do.


And why doesn’t jack wilshere shoot to score when he’s often in the best positions? He was often caught in possession today……a couple of heart in mouth situations.

I want him to shoot more if he’s gonna add to his goal tally then that’s the way to go. Borrow a leaf from cesc’ time here mate. That is not all.

We lost today 🙁


Guys! Can we just please support our team! I know I’m not your nanny, but it will be seriously disappointing if there is any more booing of the team or frustrations taken out on players from now on. The vast majority of us are not stupid enough to be reading the Daily Mail and using that shit as a reference for our opinions, but anyone who does so, stop right now. Turn off your TV, stop listening to Adrian Durham, and let’s get behind the team, because who gives a fuck about spurs? Who the fuck are spurs? We’ve got… Read more »


When you say support the team, do you mean stand idly by whilst we go into decline instead of complaining about it?


My bad, I should make this more clear instead of using the ambiguous terminology spouted out by the pundits. When I say support the team: I don’t know if anyone goes to the home games, and I’m not in the best position to say because I usually don’t. But I’m pretty sure that the atmosphere usually is much more muted and unsupportive than for example, when we beat AC Milan 3-0 last year. It would be nice to have the crowd get that going again. We had nothing to lose back then, we have nothing to lose now (as it… Read more »


If the team plays like they did when they won 3-0 against AC Milan, then perhaps you’ll see the same support. If the team puts in average performances when they should be able to play a lot, lot better, then the fans will get behind them. I don’t condone booing, but when the fan is charged £1500 per year to watch a threadbare squad with not enough quality playing below themselves, the fan has every right to get frustrated. We are paying them their huge wages and they aren’t showing the shirt or the fans any respect when they turn… Read more »


Sorry C not as optamistic as you. We lack leadership on and it seems mainly off the pitch.


Swish, that’s true, but the catch is that it goes both ways. Support for the team motivates them to play better, while better performances generates more support for the team. It’s a cycle that has to start somewhere. I’m afraid I don’t agree with the lack of effort argument. Gone are the days of having Arshavin or Denilson not hassling the opposition. The only player who can do a bit more is Theo. Instead it’s a tactical and psychological barrier they are facing, not being bold enough to make ambitious runs and passes. When we were launching those balls upfield… Read more »


That’s where I disagree Bonjour. I don’t go to work for 4 hours a day then 2 hours on a weekend. I don’t get paid millions of pounds every year. I am not a professional footballer that has an unbelievable opportunity at my front door. I am not paid ridiculous sums of money to do my simple job that I LOVE doing and if I were, I wouldn’t expect 60,000 people needing to motivate me and do it. If they show the passion, then I show the passion. But for me having to show them passion and then them choosing… Read more »


You have a point. It’s the reason why I don’t contribute and sacrifice my money to Arsenal Holdings Ltd no matter how much I love Arsenal FC. Putting in the time and emotion to watch a dysfunctional Arsenal is frustrating enough, putting in the money and getting this in return is unacceptable.

flying dutchmen

I guess we have no choice then. We’ll just have to beat Bayern 0-3 and win the champions league!


I will console myself by watching the best goal Bale has ever scored over and over again


Love your optimism flying dutchmen but we probably won’t get three shots at goal mate as for defending well.

Arsene's Nose

Park’s signing and wengers team selection/tactics/subs today,wonder which was more Shocking…

Wilsheres poorest game yet…


Yeah hate to agree, but Jack was really really poor today.


Agree on poor selection don’t get why we have decided to shift Cazorla to the wing when he has been controlling in the middle i don’t get it. Poldi should be starting scores goals simple, Our defence carved open so easily all season why? The bloody spuds have not caught us we have dropped.


Leave jack alone, maybe if he had good players to play with, he try’s his best like


@Minger, but the truth is he did have a poor game. We have to be able to constructively criticize (emphasis on constructively, unlike the mindless Ramsey bashing no matter how well he performs on the pitch) any of our players if they don’t have a good game. Jack shouldn’t be immune to this even if he’s our best player or most popular one.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Jack but today wasn’t his best.

Doctor Satan

Everything depends on Liverpool beating Tottenham now. Never thought I’d want Luis Suarez to score a hatrick. Oh well, Luis, time to help us.


We’ll still finish above spurs. Look at their fixtures.

Eric Irish gunner

They still have Liverpool,City and Chelsea and i’ll be cheering them all on I hate those spurs cunts


this is arsenal mate, we seem lose to any team that puts in a shift against us. Well, apart from bayern..they didnt do much to trash us at home.


Eric: well now you know how it feels to be a spurs fan. Watching 1 game every weekend – not your own – and cheering for 19 different clubs over the course of a season.


Exactly! Fucking hell, cheer up lads, we are the Arsenal! There are ten games to go and they have a FAR worse run in. Ok, we lost 2-1 today, but they lost the previous one 5-2. That’s a 6-3 aggregate score. Obviously that doesn’t mean much in points terms, but fuck it. They will crumble as they always do; Last season looked far worse and we still pipped ’em!

remember the invincibles, because we aren't good anymore

This is a plain hard truth and as fans we need take this on the chin and support our team against Bayern,

Additionally, unfortunately I currently believe that Giroud Lacks the skill set and the quality to be arsenal’s no.1 striker. next season, should we sign a good striker, he may well go the Chamakh route

I actually think Giroud is THE striker to give a spell of rest to what should be any Arsenal number 1 striker. I would have been so much more comfortable if Giroud had been the number 2 as opposed to Chamakh – it would have meant more rest for the number 1, allowing him to always be on top of his game. Giroud also could be the arsenal number 1 against lessor competition – giving us a well-rounded club. There are other players currently in need of being dropped to 2nd – tier at Arsenal (which means better replacements are… Read more »

Correct RTI. Giroud has no guile. Simply blasting the ball at the goal does not a Premiership striker make. Its not going to go in, or at least, not very often. I don’t remember ever seeing OG take that extra touch and putting it past the keeper, or even trying to. Its always blast blast blast (and usually a mile wide or a mile over). His naivity and lack of subtlety is getting embarrassing. And I don’t doubt his effort, or his heart or his commitment. Just his ability. It is perfectly plain that he is not Premiership grade. He… Read more »


Still 10 games to go, we’ll still finish above them, look at their fixtures.

Decent effort, got done by the poor defending. Santi should’ve got a foul all day long before the second.


HOW THE FUCK is Vermalen still playing, let alone be our captain? Hes been woeful this year.

As for Per, players like him can never succeed in a league like the EPL.


Per’s never that bad, he’s just never that good. And give him a break today! he’s scored his only two goals against Spurs!


whats wrong with Per? great defender… would you rather have gallas or senderos back?


Per is OK. He’s comfortably been our best central defender this season, mostly because Vermaelen and Koscielny have been so prone to brain farts. Per has made some errors this season, but they are not nearly as frequent nor as “WTF”-inducing as Vermaelen’s.


‘What’s wrong with Per?’ I’ll tell you what’s wrong. He’s not a player worth 8m and 80K a week. That’s what’s wrong. Also, Theo doing fuck all the whole match and taking home 100K a week in his Ferarri. He doesn’t give a shit.


For the folks asking whats wrong with Per. He is woefully slow. Now that might work in other leagues such as the Bundesliga or the Liga, but it just wont cut it in the Premier League. Guy has exceptional positioning and is very calm on the ball, but you need to be a bit more quick and agile if you have any chance of surviving in the Premier League. He will always fall short against EPL’s quick forwards. Even the likes of Terry and Samba (players similar to Per, all excellent when it comes to positioning and awareness) arent really… Read more »


That’s two defeats in succesion. (counting bayern ofcourse)

Nothing to smile about this parts i’m afraid.

Arsene Wenger

Should we count Blackburn for novelty, and just call it 3 defeats in a row?

I am not 16 years in this job and forgetting about results. We must concentrate on the positive. We used our top, top quality to beat Aston Villa.


Just a correction, I think we might have possibly maybe won against Aston Villa which came after the Bayern loss, so we have’t lost two in succession.


Time to get real. That defending can not be defended. Any one of us reading this blog, we perform like that week in week out – both staff and management get the sack. Wy do we all have a fucking monopoly on feeling sick to the stomach about our club, and not ONE person either running the club or managing it does fuck all to correct so many deficiencies. I ask you all, if you we’re worth 4 billion and owned Arsenal, how would today make you feel?


My only consolation is that I don’t support Spurs. They’re just so grimy. And there’s a chicken on their shirt. You may think that’s scant consolation, but for me, style is everything. We have Giroud, they have a chimp, to take one example. Chin up, lads. We’re above them in the Aesthetics Table.

Frontwheel 2

moron,your sour tears taste sweet to me COYS


You’re tasting my tears?

I peed in your mouth last night.

So I guess we’re even. Tuck you in later?


I don’t get the ramsey criticism but i don’t get the fact he starts ahead of poldi, rosicky. Start the best fucking players! We already have ground to make up.


But Ramsey serves a different function to that of Poldi or Rosicky, do you really want either as defensive mid fielders? And with the current state of our defense we need the cover.


Last season for wenger, this would not be tolerated at any other club.



i felt like….. someone slapped ma face. in the fuckingright my face…

A twat with a keyboard

Fuck off, just fuck off! I hate sp*rs such a bunch of cunts.




Just had to agree 🙂


Bring back Dein!


Yes. I hear his positioning at the back is really good and would have made all the difference today.


No but at least he wouldn’t have wasted time in Costa Rica signing Joel Campbell while Chelsea swooped in to sign Juan Mata.


Verminator was terrible again.Play the Bossnielcy instead of him.


does nobody realize that it’s not individual players that are to blame for our shit defending, it’s the structure of the team as a whole.

it’s the insistence on playing offside on the edge of our box which costs us.

and it’s the stubbornness of the coaching staff to not change our approach to defending.


To be fair, there are reasons to play a high line – it’s not necessarily a “bad” tactic, just a risky one if your players don’t execute well. And today they didn’t.


Although, a high line when outnumbered and on the edge of the box, that’s problematic. But it’s not necessarily the coaching staff’s fault – the players may just be making the wrong decisions. Hard to know from the outside.

A Yank

Late in the second, they broke up the right. All three defenders getting back drifted toward the ball. Gilfy Sirgudtwat was wide fucking open. Only because he is apparently also retarded did they not get a tap in out of it. Just abysmal.


I don’t think it’s the structure and I mean both defensively and offensively. We used to have world class players all over the place and it’s just not the case anymore. I still think that squad-wise we’re better than sp*urs, but the gap is closing. We used to have 3 of the top 5 players from the best national team in the world – Vieira, Henry and Pires. These days our arguably best player Santi Cazorla is a substitute for Spain and as good as he is, his absence would’t lower the level of spanish game. I know, it is… Read more »


Spot on geee


I couldn’t believe what I was seeing for their 2 goals.. identical fuckups the both of them..No one tracking the runner because they were gambling on catching them offside.
Our attack is frustrating the life out of me this season, it makes gumbies like Dawson look like mountains because it is so predictable..
Last things.. what’s happened to Podolski? Why is he benched all the time now? Rosicky was our best player in my opinion, more please little mozart


he`s been a liability all season


Now to drop out of the top 4 and finish below spurs and the misery’s complete. I don’t care call me a pessimist all you want I only think we have to sink this low for the board to realize shits up.


I have thought all season that the Arsenal were destined to finish 5th. It just means a much lessor tournament (and money), but more money than 6th by far. NOT that finishing 5th is any real consolation, but c’mon – is this Arsenal capable of anything better than 5th? I have belief that most of the players are up to the task, but I believe the management has issues: NEVER playing anything but the same formation, allowing your wide-right player to never be available on the right, signing one of the top mid-forwards in Germany and NEVER playing him there,… Read more »


There is more money by NOT playing Europa League.
Europa League is a loss.
If Arsenal play Europa League we should use youngsters only and employ a PROPER DEFENSIVE COACH.
Up The Arsenal!


au revoir champions league


Why was Ramsey stuck at RB? Poor kid has played almost every position but striker now.

Looks like we have to set our sights on Chelsea then.

flying dutchmen

I actually think he did very well!


Very well must be a new average for Arsenal then. NOBODY did good today. They were all average.



A Yank

@ Kolololo: Rosicky… when he came on he did well. Should have started. Again. Why he doesn’t someone should ask Wenger.


But mate is a stubborn gaffer, he will refuse to even hear the question.

He’ll maybe do loud noises, run out of the room or something.


*insert wenger between mate and is.


who the fucks even asking him the questions? Journalists?


We’re shit at the back, inefficient up top, and Tottenham were simply better today. I’ve been an ardent supporter or Arsene, but this one’s on the manager. Our team simply isn’t good enough.

Glory Hunter

We were trying to come back and after we scored the 1st goal, we didnt have a single shot on target!!!
That’s unacceptable!


…and quite amazingly unbelievable. If someone, 5/10 years ago, were to have predicted that someday Arsenal would NOT get a single shot on goal in the 2nd half of a NLD… Well, ’nuff said 😉

A Yank

They actually weren’t better. Until the 2-goals-in-2-minutes, we were the better side. Even on the balance of play over the 90 we were every bit as good. But our strikers are not good (especially Giroud… how did he play all 90?), and we always have 3-4 defensive lapse that give the opposition 1-on-1’s.

I feel like I get up every weekend and watch something called The Arsenal Show. It’s always the same story (see above). Yet, curiously sometimes it has a happy ending, other times it’s sad. But this is the worst season in memory.


Funny how we picture ourselves as the better side when our opponent sits in their own half and lets us fiddle around with the ball around half-way line and yet, when we did the same today in the first half and spurs juggled the ball around midfield, we were the better ones.
Hypocrisy much?

A Yank

@ Char: It wasn’t so much about possession as it was that we actually created the first 3-4 shots in the game. Thought we were on top until the first goal.

And neither team seemed to care too much about keeping possession today.


@Yank I know, it’s called counter-attack football, with the right players it’s pretty effective and can create lots of chances. I just don’t understand why we were pictured as “playing better” against sides like Blackburn two weeks ago who were playing the exact kind of football and eventually succeeded.

A Yank

@ Chair: I get your point. We weren’t better because Blackburn just let us sit there and kick the ball around the 18. That was their plan. That’s almost everyone’s plan against us. And it is fucking remarkably easy to execute. Wenger falls for it every time. That wouldn’t be so bad if A) We ever scored from a corner (as that’s one of the benefits you get from being camped in the other team’s half) or B) Had a tactical back-up plan. Still today I thought we worth at least the draw. We don’t have enough clinical guys for… Read more »

Wenger's Glasses

Until we get a proper DM, our defense is going to get expose over & over like that again.

flying dutchmen

I agree, but today the 2 goals had nothing to do with a ‘proper’ DM. It was down to horrible communication over the whole back line!


I’m sorry it did. Twice you had the Spuds midfielders running at our center backs.

Glory Hunter

I’ll have to disagree, both times nobody closed down the player that played the through ball! Look how difficult it was for Wilshere to get through their midfield? There was always a tackle waiting for him compare that to our midfield! The defence has no protection, we’ve been lambasting our defenders for years, the problem is the lack of protection.


@Glory Hunter, to add to your point. Can Vermaelen be as bad as a Smalling or Phil Jones? Fact is those guys get good protection from their midfield and they have very little to do.


Don’t agree. Why do we constantly look poor in defence? We need a change in policy.


That, and defensive awareness in the 6 players protecting the back four.


I think we need to give Coquelin a run of games against Swansea, Reading and WBA


I like Le Coq, but I honestly dont think he’s the answer to our problems right now.


We just need the team to be properly managed.
Anybody got Sam Allardyce’s number?
Up The Arsenal!


Sorry Pearson your losing the plot.


Poor defending and poor finishing, other than that we were average.


I may get many thumbs down for this, and i hate to say it myself, goodluck to sp*rs. They’ve been good enough this season to be where they are. I just HOPE there’ll be a magical turnaround again. Enthusiasm gone.


Nah, fuck them. They may be deserve their position, but good luck to them? They can all get fucked in the arse.


seriously what the fuck man.

Fuck spurs!

Eric Irish gunner



Err.. ok, maybe the goodluck part wasn’t the best idea, but i’m fecking frustrated! Where’s The Arsenal?


Yep thumbs down from me. Fuck the spuds


Fuck piers morgan. Fuck fox. Fuck all the fans who will be calling for Arsene’s head. Fuck all of you who can’t stand by the club when we have been through worse before. Fuck the internet. And sleepless nights before and after a derby. Arsenal FC- Gooner now, Gooner forever.


Oh come on now, no need to antagonize those that don’t share your opinion. Almost everything starts and ends with the manager, especially one with as much as influence as Wenger. The issue isn’t that this is a one off, if it was then we’d be in the top 4. We consistently are inconsistent; it seems that either our attack can play well or our defense, but rarely both. If he does not like buying in Jan, fine, but why the fuck does he not buy in the summer to cover up the gaping holes in our squad? No money?… Read more »

jack jack jack

Sorry but the idea that our wage structure has anything to do with socialism is just fucking ridiculous. These guys are being paid upwards of 50 grand a week for fuck’s sake, what’s socialist about that? It’s purely psychology, it’s about keeping a good team spirit and fostering a sense of togetherness. It’s a tactic, not an idealistic statement, so don’t even try and use that as a stick to beat Wenger with. Whether or not it’s a good tactic is another point entirely…


Sadly – there was so much truth spoken on Fox today… What manager EVER would say: 4th is good enough, year-in and Year-out… and be considered a great coach. I think Wenger made that statement because he either: got hit in the head and lost all his football sense, or knows the level of team he has and has lowered his expectations. Either way – his keen eye for talent and ferocious destruction of the opposition is gone. You must look at this team and how it is run from an outside point of view, and once you do that,… Read more »

jack jack jack

I think the problem is that our squad just isn’t good enough, rather than the tactics. We’re missing the two or three world class players that make a great team (as we have been for a while), so until we spend some cash, which I assume we will do this summer, we will have to deal with being a team outside the top rung. As for Wenger, how you can question his desire and his passion for the club is beyond me. Question his choices and tactics by all means but you can see how much winning means to him;… Read more »


TBH, the way Theo plays these days, we are in effect playing a 4-4-2.


One who did not have the clout to realistically challege for the title each year. Fact is we are punching above our weight since the stadium move (something that has crippled other clubs), and Wenger has been the reason for this. Moyes gets called a great manager (and people ask for him over Wenger!) yet he has never pushed Everton above us, let alone to the title. You say that comparison is unfair? Well for most of the last 8 years we have been much like their club, having to sell players to pay off debt, and finally this year… Read more »


jack jack jack why is our sqaud not good enough? Who gives the nod for signing them? Missing two or three world class players strange that because i felt we signed a couple i.e. Cazorla and Podolski oh yeah then we sold two. We are declining and we have never needed too!!!!!!!!!


And fuck stubborn fans who think carrying on as we are, will see an improvement. Wenger has said ‘judge me at the end of the season’ for the past 6 or more years. Most of us are just fed up now, it’s the same story. We get to the end of the season, we start judging and then we have to wait to see what he does in the transfer market (which is usually never half enough what we need), then we start judging again and he asks to judge him at the end of that season. It’s just stale… Read more »


I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU! people need to realise wenger hasnt delivered for years! in a competive game thats not good enough! He used to be a brilliant manager so when he was getting things right and making the good choices he could afford to be arrogant and stubborn, but now… most people learn from there mistakes he just repeats them year after year! for the past few years weve been no where close to winning the league ok fair enough we had a stadium debt but what of the fa cup or the carling cup? you cant have an… Read more »


And FUCK right back to you FinanceGooner. Who are you to tell me to fuck off because I am ambitious, care for my team and want to see them win rather than end up in 5th place with a bloated payroll of 155 M and deadwood all over the field. If you want to settle for mediocrity that’s completely up to you and I won’t criticize you for that. However, you have no right to criticize my ambitions. If you want to continue paying for the highest ticket prices in the world and being presented with mediocre entertainment, go right… Read more »




This list needs to go viral.


The thing is, we were all warned about this happening during this period of time around the when the new stadium was announced. It’s probably not stubbornness of fans more than knowing this was the expected due course. Not saying I’m happy that we are where we are, but this was always gonna be the case. Cutting financial corners was openly admitted around that time as well as later on (in less obvious words), and we see it, but the whole hierarchy anticipated this and had obviously agreed to have limited financial expenditure, etc, etc, for Arsenal’s long-term future. I… Read more »


Wait, did Walcott play today? Must have missed something. Bye Wenger


Is it Weneger’s fault we don’t turn up for the big games?


Oh so you’re saying these same players who don’t show up signed themselves to the club? It’s Walcott’s fault we only focused on signing him and not a striker who could actually score? Right I see your logic




Of course it’s the manager’s fault. If the team doesn’t turn up and put a real shift in, then it’s because they lack motivation. The motivation should be made by the manager.


No,but it could be Wenger’s fault.


Other than losing, the worst thing was having to listen to Bale’s monkey scream


Is it just me or did the ref at the flag pick a banana up off the field when Bale was taking a corner around the 30th minute mark?


I thought I saw Bale pick it up and peel it with his hind feet.

Piers Morgans ass grapes

@ clockendrider
Lmao nice one


Ah god that was awful. Please never bring it up again. The horror…

Eric Irish gunner

Ye what a prick


I HATE THE SPUDS!!!!!! Hello Europa League.


Trying not to be negative but we can easily get caught by Liverpool or Everton if we don’t buckle up quickly

Podolski Sklep

F*ck em. Hope the racist uruguayan tears them a new one next week.


Average as usual when the pressure is on.

Great Game

Never thought I’d have to fucking say this. But sp*rs were the better team.


I now we were pretty average but never ever say that


Dude no, we were the better team. Especially during the first 30.


Disagree. We had a good opening 15 minutes, the rest of the half was basically a midfield battle and the two goals.

Second half the teams traded possession – we looked mildly more dangerous, without creating many chances (Ramsey chance, Walcott corner, Podolski poor touch – and that’s it).

Wouldn’t say we were the better team at all. The teams were evenly matched, and they were more efficient.

But fuck them.


better team my arse. This game was always going to be determined by our performance. We basically handed them the win. We were just shambolic.


why does Wenger keep playing Ramsey at rb for the last twenty mins?

£oyalty for $ale

It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get up… Jesus H. Christ… Fuck me sideways and call me Sally…

arsenal steward

We lost because Theo didn’t bother to go back and help RB, plus starting with Podolski on the bench is madness.


Walcott playing a selfish game proved rather costly. Almost made up for it with the late free kick, but didn’t. On both goals they were allowed to run at the midfield along the right, and both times you could see the holding midfielder looking around in exasperation for the help on that side. You have to trust your teammate will be there, it’s like that “trust” game where you fall back and pray your mate will catch you. On both goals no one was there and we ended up on our asses. Giroud (who we must admit didn’t have a… Read more »


The bright side if at all; I didn’t have to watch Theo Walcott doing his ‘signing da ting’ goal celebration. That gives me the hives


So we decide today’s the day to experiment with a high line do we?

Fuckin genius.


Pleaseee let them arabs buy us pleaseee…….. 1.5bil quid…. Pleaseee for fuck sake ………..fuck off kroenke and gazidis!

£oyalty for $ale

So I presume you want to be like fucking chelsea or man city then? If that’s the case you can fuck off all the way to Manchester or south side of London.

Glory Hunter

@ Loyalty;
I hear what you’re saying but you can’t be happy with the way things have been for the last few years, & assuming things don’t change, I would prefer a takeover.

£oyalty for $ale

But then again, does AFC wanna sell their soul to the devil?


As painstaking as it is to hear, but Man City and Chelsea fans don’t give a shit about how they obtained premier league titles or a champions league trophy. All they care is that they did win it. The only team and set of fans that actually give a shit about their trophies paid for with oil money, is us. Because we run a self sustaining model. We come across as a moralistic bunch to those fans, do they care? Nope. Do we care that they won trophies? Yep. The problem is that we are self sustaining in a league… Read more »


And this is exactly why that false story was put in the papers. If we lost this match, as we have done, fans will jump straiiight at the buyout as a quick plaster for their wounds, and start tearing our club apart. Nevermind that this “bid” is completely false. Stop listening to the fucking papers and think for yourselves. Sure we lost to day, and it sucks donkey balls, but stick by the club until the last match of the season, then air your grievances since you can’t affect the team with them then.

Glory Hunter

Fair point Bob, but the discontent is real, regardless of the takeover or not in this case, most fans aren’t happy with the current board.

Oregon Gooner

Why jenks off?!!

Eric Irish gunner

Maybe because he was giving excellent balls into the box, fuck knows why

Doctor Satan

A win here would have put us within 2 points of Chelsea and 6 from ManC. Instead, we are now in big big trouble. Again, we didn’t go all out from the start, and again we paid the price for that.

Arsene Wenger

I thought we actually started the game well. It was all going great (Adebayor even got booked) until those idiotic defensive errors.

Doctor Satan

What I meant was to have included Rosicky (pardon my spelling) in the starting lineup. A 3-2-3-2 of sorts.
Jenk — Kos/Verm — Mert
Ramsey— Arteta

This way when defending we would have had five around the penalty area nullifying all crosses while Rosicky went after Bale. Crowding out the penalty area basically to keep Tottenham at the wide areas.

Just my idea.


No plan for Monkeyboy. Well fuck you very much you tactically inept old f**k Wenger. And Verm can go join his BFF at manure. Fucking useless fucking captain. I hate this fucking game! I hate it!

In Arsene we rust.


why on earth would anyone want him

Glory Hunter

Watched the game with a Man Utd mate & when I said, Verm should fucking go, he said Man Utd would happily take him.

A Yank

Hey, at least he made a tactical sub (I think… unless Jenks got injured) before the 70th. Progress!


Sorry but did Bale have a good game? He got into position for the goal well. Can you enlighten as to what else he did? Even the commentary team didn’t have the cojones to give him MOTD despite the fact the entire build up had been geared up for it…


Oops meant motm…….


Idiotic defending for the two goals and did too little after getting one goal back and Ramsey should have buried that.some one else other than sczc sjould have taken that last kick you need to get a decent delivery not just ball in box.
What happens to these fuckers i dont understand play your football instead of trying to get the aerial ball to giroud again again.


where is that consortium company.let’s not kid with ourselves. we need some money to build a tittle winning squad.


Anyone got a spare rope 🙁


We were shit. (by NLD standards) Especialy Giroud


Giroud is awful. Squad player at best. Never attacks the ball.

Dial Square

I see “where’s Wally” was his usual brilliant self…He’s begining to fuck me right off..