Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: player ratings

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So that’s it. Another season done and dusted, but how did the players rate in the final nail-biting game against Newcastle?

Here’s how.

Wojciech Szczesny: 7/10 – Solid again, not really troubled, did what he had to do well.

Bacary Sagna: 7/10 – Was this his last Arsenal appearance? If so, we’re glad he went out with three points and he won the free kick which led to the goal.

Per Mertesacker: 7/10 – Got ‘megged early in the game by Yanga-Mbiwa, but his calm assurance at the back was as crucial as it has been all season.

Laurent Koscielny: 10/10 – Got the winner on the final day for the second year in succession, and backed it up with an awesome defensive display (yes, there’s an element of goodwill in this mark but hey, I love the guy).

Kieran Gibbs: 7/10 – Preferred away from home to Nacho Monreal for the first time since the Spaniard arrived, got forward well and although exposed once or twice defensively did well overall.

Mikel Arteta: 6/10 – Should never have started, he was clearly nowhere near fit but Wenger wanted his leadership out there.

Aaron Ramsey: 7/10 – This guy would run through walls for the team, his energy and defensive discipline, especially after Arteta went off, was a big part of why Newcastle failed to threaten. Made some great tackles.

Tomas Rosicky: 7/10 – Buzzed around, found it hard going offensively, but when you see a guy sprint from one side of the pitch to other in the 91st minute to close down an opponent, you can’t but doff your cap.

Santi Cazorla: 7/10 – Faded a bit as his first Premier League season drew to a close, but he’s been wonderful to watch this season.

Theo Walcott: 7/10 – A Theo performance: some good bits, some bad bits, but provided the cross for the goal and should have made the game safe late on but was denied by the post. Has plenty of good stuff to build on for next season.

Lukas Podolski: 6/10 – Again found it hard going up front, and looked a little off the pace. Seemed to spark a bit in the second half and put in some good work when we needed it.

Subs:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 7/10 – I suppose the best thing you can say is that we didn’t suffer for Arteta’s absence. Ramsey dropped into the deeper role, and the Ox slotted into the midfield without any fuss.

Olivier Giroud: 6/10 – Held it up well at the end when we need needed him to, got stuck in defensively in the final few mins.

Jack Wilshere: n/a – Not on long enough to rate

Bonus rating:

Alan Sugar: He gets HAHAHA out of 10, for this. Thanks!

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Koscielny to the rescue again
Koscielny to the rescue again

Never in doubt.

HARDEEP SINGH
HARDEEP SINGH

Arsene you are the greatest manager ever , never mind Red nose , could he achieve what Arsene has done with all that little money at his disposal. We need to take stock of our managers achievements.
First the loyalty he has showed in building all this from scratch.
For me after the invincible s and reaching the champ league final he had massive top top teams and big big money offers that’s a fact, he said no to all of them because he knew he couldn’t leave Arsenal in the lurch and wanted to see out all what he set out was his vision of Arsenal football , making them into the big boys and competing with them . He knew it was going to be very very hard and a long process , but knew that was the only way forward for Arsenal football club.
He could have done a Mourinho or Ancelotti by just going to the top teams and easily winning leagues and cups and got great kudos around the world .
We don’t think about what he has sacrificed , his reputation , dickheads like redknapp and souness coating him down ,scum of the earth people questioning Arsene , but not knowing a thing about the limitation he is working under. Arense Wenger you are the best .

Abeer
Abeer

very very well put sir…more people need to realize what Arsene has achieved in terms of stabilizing the club during what could have proved to be a really tricky period. He has consistently achieved top 4 finish on minimal budget when it would have been easy for him to just walk away and go to any top team in Europe. We should be grateful that we have got a top, top, top quality manager!!!

Gf60
Gf60

Well said Hardeep. Thanks.

Koscielny to the rescue again
Koscielny to the rescue again

Too right. He has given his everything for our club, but I suppose that’s only natural considering it is his club too.

Leandro
Leandro

Absolutely right. It hasn’t been all roses, but I wonder if Arsene has not been the difference between us and Liverpool these last few years.

Casper
Casper

Well done. Wenger was involved and pacing the entire match, whereas the old drunk was completely clueless and looking like his grandkid needed to shout in his ear what all was happening.

But I come not to bury wankers but to praise professors.

Wenger will ultimately show us all, and I expect him to fully embrace our disposable income. He knew of Arteta, Kos, and made the adjustments under *intense* scrutiny in the public, such as these very boards, but never wavered.

If we showed real consistency, not Theo-consistency, this season could have turned out much much better. But such talk must die with the season. 2014 Table here we come!

cestriangooner
cestriangooner

Don’t think Koscielny’s rating was generous at all he was absolutely immense yesterday. I didn’t really realise it at the time as i was just too fucking nervous to appreciate much of the game but whenever i think back to anything Kos did it was either winning tackles and bringing the ball forward, winning everything in the air, and hustling newcastle players back towards their own goal. And scoring a £30 million goal of course.

I think it was one of the best individual performances of one of our players this season, if not the best.

Rambo’s workrate was awesome again even if his passing was a bit pants (gave the ball away carelessly a few times) but his defensive performance made up for it.

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

Agree kos is now our no1 defender

Red Cannon
Red Cannon

I actually don’t think it’s a new fact. I’ve thought he was our best defender since last season. I’ve been bemused at the beginning of this season as to why he wasn’t playing. Hopefully we’ve figured it out now, & he’ll be the starter as long as he continues to play so well.

Leandro
Leandro

I think since Wenger favours the balance the BFG brings when paired with our other defenders (even if he’s not our best CB) he had to choose between Kos and Verm. Vermaelen got the nod for a while due to being captain and it cost us a bit. Hopefully he’ll improve and prove to be a strong third option, we’ll need the squad depth next year when we are challenging for thophies!

Satnam Singh
Satnam Singh

Did anyone ever here of Koscielny.
When he played in his first season anyone give him a chance . No
Except the one that really counts
Arsene Wenger . Genius .

ckmma
ckmma

Well… after Chelsea, Norwich, Manure, Swansea, Bradford, Shity, Blackburn, Bayern and Spuds, not gona lie, had a little seed of doubt. But those seeds can now bugger off 🙂

goonster
goonster

Now Arsenal, please, please, PLEEEEEEASE for the love of Dennis buy some players and hold on to Koscielny this summer.

2013-2014 = 2003-2004
2013-2014 = 2003-2004

FOG, KAFS

“Fuck Off Guardiola, Koscielny Ain’t For Sale”

Monica
Monica

Well done to the lads! They pulled through! And I’m so glad I had Kos’ name printed on my away kit this season!

Lord Sugar tweeting misinformation was priceless!

kayvow
kayvow

May our negative spiral continue into the new season! COYGs!!

Spectrum
Spectrum

“Negative spiral” ? Oh I don’t doubt it. It certainly will continue, it’s merely disguised. With all this pseudo sense of “accomplishment”, you A.K.B.’s have overlooked the TREND. The club IS in decline, and has been for some time. The last two seasons – despite achieving top four, how has that been accomplished ? With a great deal of struggle, and ( last season ) a large slice of luck. It went to the very last day then, too. At West Brom. it took Fulop’s three mistakes to gift us the match. Despite our “impressive” ( and belated ) unbeaten run. We only just scraped into third by the skin of our teeth.

This time around it has been almost EXACTLY the same pattern. The trend as I said, is DOWNWARDS. It has got harder for us for each of the last two years. It would be pushing our luck to expect a THIRD such photo finish to rescue our season next time too. We can’t keep relying on other teams to do us favours and drop points, as we have been hoping they will. Even Spurs didn’t implode, as most were claiming they would.

So your cherished imaginary trophy won’t be there next season. But what does that matter ? You’ll still love Wenger regardless, won’t you ? That’s exactly what is wrong with this club – mugs who are content to just run in the race with no desire to actually WIN it. Do you think Usain Bolt entered the Olympics to settle for fourth place and no medal ? If his coach told him to be happy to be a placegetter, he would have hired himself a new one ! Because he’s a champion. All champions have that WINNING mentality and don’t settle for less than the best that they can achieve. Reality check – our race was over MONTHS ago. United won it with ease, with what – six games to go – and the jarring reality is, we finished among the also rans ( yet again ). Instead of being smug and celebratory, we should be embarassed, and questioning why this has ended in a wipe out once more.

Mind the ( 16 point ) gap.

” In Arsene we rust.”

DoubleDoubleDouble
DoubleDoubleDouble

Fuck off, you’re boring.

batt18les
batt18les

Spectrum or Scrotum? I think there’s a mistake up there

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

‘We are a club in decline.’ No we are not. We have been on the pitch over recent seasons but that is not impossible to reverse. We are also in a good position to flourish. I also think you are discrediting us too much for not getting comfortable top 4 finishes. Surely you’re not enough of an idiot to overlook the emergence of Citeh and Sp*rs as serious contenders in recent years. Surely? The days of trading titles with Manure are gone for the foreseeable future. Do you hear that? Gone.

‘That’s exactly what is wrong with this club – mugs who are content to just run in the race with no desire to actually WIN it.’ Oh sorry, you’re right, we don’t actually want Arsenal to win anything. We obviously have the quality and depth to challenge seriously on all major fronts thanks to having so much disposable income.

You are an idiot if you are comparing us to United and calling us also-rans. I don’t know if you realised, but so were eighteen other teams in the Premier League.

stellarium
stellarium

test

Pyrrho
Pyrrho

All systems go, stellarium.

Norn Iron Gooner
Norn Iron Gooner

Ha, priceless.

stellarium
stellarium

“This time around it has been almost EXACTLY the same pattern. The trend as I said, is DOWNWARDS.”

I’ll be damned. The spectrum of idiocy, yes.

2010/11 – Finish 4th, 68 points.
2011/12 – Finish 3rd, 70 points.
2012/13 – Finish 4th, 73 points.

rossi88
rossi88

I loved when it panned to Daniel Levy. Gutted. Hahahhaha!

Neville n Redknapp said it all. We must now build on our solid squad and add a couple of stars. Most importantly get our new players in ASAP.

Noticed Fiorentina missed out on CL again. Jovetic looks a good bet to go but like i said to get the top top players. Must get in early.

So the transfer rubbish starts. I fucking love it!

Ivan Drago
Ivan Drago

Going to have a player ratings piece for the full season?

Mike
Mike

I’ve actually been adding up all the scores and averaging them all season. I’ll post the final averages sometime soon.

Mike
Mike

All right, here’s my aggregate ratings for the 2012-2013 season. I left out Diaby for some reason although he made more appearances than several others. He’d probably be somewhere between 5.5 and 6 I reckon.

I also included the ratings for substitutes, which hurts some players a little because they didn’t always have time to make an impact and ended up with a 6 rating that drags them down a bit.

Szczesny 6.4

Mannone 5.5

Gibbs 6.3

Santos 5.4

Mertesacker 6.6

Vermaelen 5.8

Koscielny 6.6

Sagna 6.1

Jenkinson 6.2

Arteta 6.5

Cazorla 6.8

Wilshere 6.8

Rosicky 6.3

Ramsey 6.4

Ox 5.9

Podolski 6

Giroud 6.6

Walcott 6.3

Arshavin 5.8

Gervinho 5.2

Coquelin 5.9

Monreal 6.4

Fabianski 7.2 (Player of the year? lol)

Norn Iron Gooner
Norn Iron Gooner

Arshavin tied with Vermaelen? There’s another song in there Blogs!

Bucks
Bucks

Why are people so intent on Jovetic? I’m more interested in the higuaine ( or however you spell it) rumour. Although I have to admit, when I think of him I think of the other RM striker (Benzema).

Arty's Art
Arty's Art

Higuiain would be ideal in my opinion. Benzema is quite similar to Giroud in is style, Higuiain offered Real something different, and he could do that for us. Something of a goal scoring super-sub who only plays in one position. For me Podolski is lethal on the left, so Higuain would complete our forward line.

Mikel Artekkers
Mikel Artekkers

For someone who’s a super sub at best against the shoddy la liga teams, and will have to adapt to the BPL, his wages and transfer fee are a massive risk.

Leandro
Leandro

If Real Madrid does buy Lewandovski, Arsenal should look into Benzema. I think he’s better than Higuain, much more well rounded and has a good striker instinct. He’s also French, which is good with ze manager. I any case, these 3 cannot exist together in Real.

batt18les
batt18les

I’d prefer Higuain to be honest. Benzema has huge ego, his work rate is a joke and I always have a feeling he doesn’t give a shit about the team. Seems like playing for team “Benzema” most of times. Wouldn’t like him at Arsenal at all

ponsbury heights
ponsbury heights

my knowledge of jovetic is derived entirely from fifa 13, youtube clips, random opinions and the odd goal.com article. Obviously I am no expert, but from those sources (particulalry fifa) jovetic seems like a real quality addition. he’s the best player by far in the current fiorentina squad (not saying much I know), and from youtube he seems to have a bunch of deft flicks, is clinical with the side of his foot (could teach feo how to curl?), and has decent dribbling skills (not quite as good as santi, but much better than your average player). honestly i don’t see us forking over the dosh to real madrid for benzema or higuain (personally I would prefer benzema, and I base that on absolutely nothing)., I think jovetic represents a realistic arsenal signing that would actually improve our front line. Seriously, gervinho on for the last 10 min when we need a goal or jovetic?

Devan Jovekamp
Devan Jovekamp

Considering the circumstances it was a great performance all round. Onwards and forward then.

North Bank Gooner
North Bank Gooner

Arsenal Away fans – 10. Outstanding all season.

Great achievement by the lads, not bad for a “senile incompetent” that “can’t coach for toffee”, and the “worst Arsenal side of Wengers reign”.

Wonder if Steven Howard and his pals will apologise………….

Gunnerbattallion
Gunnerbattallion

Koss is the fucking Boss. He can be one of the best defenders in the world. He’s like a shaved and showered Puyol (who is one of the best defenders of the decade).

mabiribobi
mabiribobi

Ha ha a 10 for this comment, Kos is indeed the BOSS.I have had a man crush on him since thee Barca perfomance.

mach iii
mach iii

BS ratings. Koscielny should have got 1400/10!

He’s the greatest defender on the planet. Who else is quicker to the ball in every single situation in a football match. It must be hellish being a striker and playing against him. His tackling technique is the best in the world. His vision for danger is the best in the world.

This is how Arsene holds on to his managerial position. Once every while he will snap up a talent like this.

goonerbynature
goonerbynature

Saint Laurent, if you’ll pardon the pun

jedi
jedi

Rosicky..gotta give it to this guy. I hope he plays 35 odd games next season. We always seem to be more calm and composed when he plays, he makes it tick.

Now that we’ve secured CL, let the Jovetics, David Villas, Fabregas’ begin.

Or Sanogo. Meh.

Bananasisforbale
Bananasisforbale

Isn’t the “negative” “spiral” upwards if just “spiral” is downwards?

The invincible arse

Good observation, philosoraptor!

Pyrrho
Pyrrho

Spin doctored.

Will
Will

I’d have given Rosicky an 8 I think, his energy throughout the game was vital, and to see him working so hard so late in the game was fantastic. This is a guy who clearly loves the club, and he’s surely got to retain his place for next season. I don’t want to put a downer on things, but Podolski was pretty awful (again)

Olsen
Olsen

Not a Ramsey basher as some have been. I actually think the guy has potential and really rate the work and commitment he puts is. But yesterday he was horrible, giving the ball away in some potentially dangerous positions, making way too many poor passes – in particular one on the counter attack were he sends is BEHIND Theo with the outside of his foot in some fancy attempt to do…what? Obviously Theo should be released behind the defense in a situation like that. Was disappointed by him yesterday, and though he has potential, he needs to make a BIG step up if he is not going to find that this was his one season at Arsenal were he had the chance to become an important member.

Competition for his place is needed badly.

Anyway, CL next season, awesome!!

Oberon
Oberon

That’s harsh I thought he was good yesterday constantly breaking up the play and showing an incredible work rate. I take your point on the passing but I think its symptomatic of the fact he works so hard getting around as those passes looked like they were subject to fatigue rather than anything else.

KimBot
KimBot

Think you’re being a bit rough on the guy, traditionally he’s a good passer (one of the best completion rates for us this second half of the season) – his passing was not at his normal high levels but the way he broke up play and really kept Newcastle at bay especially once we took the lead and the home side really upped the ante was so important to our win. We are praising Kos rightly so for his ridiculous performance last night and his form over the past few months, but let’s not forget that Ramsey and Arteta have a large part in that too. They have all been magnificent.

Olsen
Olsen

I agree that he did and does breakup the opposition’s play well. But while he has good completion stats for the season, you have to wonder if that reflects a lot of “easy” passes back- and sidewards? I do not belong to the guys constantly on his back and I belive there is potential along with a work rate and commitment that you can do nothing but love. My issue is with what seems to be poor decisions/passes in the decisive moments. When getting into situations where more is needed that the simple backward or sideways pass, I do feel he fails to deliver much too often. Regardless of this being the leftovers from a major confidence issue, it is something that he needs to improve on. Otherwise we are left with a good defensive midfielder who really does not add much offensively in terms of providing good passes. With 11 guys on the pitch and a passing-game at the core of our tactics, my concern is that that type of role does not merit a spot among the starting 11.
Furthermore, if we do accept that as a valid role and see Ramsey as playing that role, do we really rate him as the defensive midfielder that can be in a PrL winning side’s starting 11? If would argue that there are easily 20-25 players out there who are much more capable of that role is we truely wish to “use” 1 of 11 starting spots for that type of role.

Never the less, I do belive that Ramsey has it in him to improve on this area. He has show promise with regards to making key passes to unlock defences and I hope that he will get that into his game at a more consistent level. Because if that does happen, and you combine that with his break up play, the work rate and fantastic attitude, he can really be a top player for us.

Here’s to hoping he ups his game a bit and becomes a even more significant and valuable midfielder with contributions of importance in both ends.

gandalf
gandalf

Brilliantly put, exactly my thoughts. I think Ramsey still has to improve a lot to be regular in a side that competes for the title, needs better balance, composure, decision making. Sometimes people overlook his flaws because of his immense determination and bravery which I applaud too, but, I do not think he would be a regular is any other top 4 team (Even though they play a different system)

But he will improve I feel. Him and Wilshere are the future midfield pairing. I wouldn’t mind looking at a good solid CM to buy, as Diaby seems to be anyways done here.

German Gunner
German Gunner

Agree with you totally, Don’t know what some people are looking at, sure he tries hard, so do I, but that is not good enough to play for arsenal, he slows down every attack either by giving the ball away or delaying a pass,
The worst thing about him is he finds himself on the ball too often and fails to create anything.
Hope he goes out on loan and maybe he can develop his game,

davonewzealand
davonewzealand

Good player ratings. We have a squad of about 18 regular players now. So we need another five or six. Another centre back, another right back if Sags goes and another midfielder to cover injuries. I think Wenger will bring back several of the deadwood as LANS like Bendtner and Park, Denilson and Frimpong and maybe Djourou even buy back Song. I hope Walcott is made the Captain.

and a midfielder to cover Jack Poldi and Thomas’s injury issues. Other wise the Manager might use the deadwood as cover this year. Bendtner and Chamak up front, Girv, Frimpong and Denilson midfield and may Djourou and Santos in defence. well we are still paying millions in wages for them so get some use out of them.The new 20 year old from France may be a punt or maybe to scare off greedy player agents trying to foist their overpriced strikers on to us.

ziggy
ziggy

davo, mate, you’ve been am A- grade tool in every post I’ve ever seen you make….
you kiwis, in my opinion, are some of the coolest, most laid back bros around…what happened to you?

davonewzealand
davonewzealand

A- in every post. True. So you would award my posts between 85% and 90%. Thank you. Yes I am very observant and posses a high level of sporting knowledge and am known to present factual, interesting and challenging posts on a regular basis.

ziggy
ziggy

lol, yes mate , I do give you an A… at being a tool.. Excellent come back btw..
Now i know the season hasn’t been perfect but can you at least try and see the positives that have come about ?? If not I know a website called LEGROVE, you might want to check it out as I think you would fit in more over there

Crispy
Crispy

LeGrove would rip him to pieces. I think it would break the record for use of the word ‘see you next Tuesday’.
Davo’ too much gloom mate and Walcott for captain, that creased me up . I will say that your posts are definitely ‘interesting’ for sure 😉

Mikel Artekkers
Mikel Artekkers

Reading that drivel sure was challenging I’ll give you that.

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

Fuck song and give the rest you mentioned away for free it’s time we keep the squad and replace them players with quality

Crispy
Crispy

4th place trophy or not, can believe the relief I felt at the final whistle……… Which proves just how much it matters to us all. Now Falcao please Arsene and a proper title challenge

I’m off to LeGrove now to witness an anti Arsene melt down

Olsen
Olsen

Falcao?? Dream on. No way we splash that kind of cash.

Wenger's Glasses
Wenger's Glasses

The media & the whingers made claims that this is the worst arsenal squad under wenger, & I don’t believe that for a second. This is the most under-rated squad there is. Personally, I love this group of guys more than the arsenal in the nasri/bendtner/almunia era.

Come on you Arsenal! Let’s build on this.

davonewzealand
davonewzealand

Sorry about that I included my first draft with my second ha ha ha.

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender

I can’t help but read your name as Davon Ewz Ealand.

Reminds me of an LA drug dealer/wannabe rapper.

Im guessing your next release will be into some sort of farm animal?

Devan Jovekamp
Devan Jovekamp

You got that spot on mate! Negative spiral = upward thrust. We now see what you did there AVB. You sly.

North Bank Gooner
North Bank Gooner

Like the look of Sanogo, think that was good business. I have a feeling we have sneaked in before his price rocketed. Hope we dont go down the media route, and pay ott for hype players, Like the look of Lukaku and Benteke, both are Premiership proven, and a bit special. Prefer them on OUR team than against us!!

henry
henry

Wenger: 10/10.

goonerbynature
goonerbynature

No one really mentioned it, but I thought the ox substitution was extremely smart. Gouffran was having a real go down our right, getting in behind sagna and running at Mert, having the Ox’s pace on that side really helped nullify the threat. Just my two cents.

Mayowa, a Nigerian gooner

But when you see a
guy sprint from one side of the
pitch to other in the 91st minute
to close down an opponent, you. I’ll give him an xtra 1 for that.
can’t but doff your cap.

Stayne
Stayne

HAHA SUGAR

rossi88
rossi88

If Chelsea/ Mourinho dont pull Lukaku back in their squad they are stupid. Guy is gonna be a big player.
Benteke had a good season and him too can become very prolific in the right team.
I like the type of striker were gettkg in sanogo. Quick athletic technical type. A different option and a promising youngster to push he starters. Hope he lives up to the hype

North Bank Gooner
North Bank Gooner

Che£$ki, stupid?? Never!!! 😉

Dont think he would be cheap, but with Josie Moronio coming back there is talk of “marquee” signings afoot, and Lukaku is too good to be loaned to West Brom. Think we could prise him away, that would be some coup!!

North Bank Gooner
North Bank Gooner

UPDATE: Che£$ki have kicked off their summer spending spree and have signed Belle Tent for £70m.

no time to get my coat, the door is shutting on me………..

nii amartey
nii amartey

have i told u i dreamt of Seeing Giuseppe Rossi in an arsenal shirt…well this was before the begining of the season but we’ll see. but i am sure if it were to come true ppl will tear their hair.

arsenal boi
arsenal boi

God the last ten minutes were the longest minutes of my life i was at the casino that showed both arsenal play and spurs play i couldnt help both watch both games and all i can say is arsene wenger does it again! 🙂

nii amartey
nii amartey

longer than the wba match…i dont know which was worse but in both those matches my hands were cold and i was physically sick…i wish i didn’t care too much but i can’t help it..hopefully next season i will have the same feelings but for even higher goals like the EPL title or the CL.

Jack Jumblies

If Sagna stayed one more year, wouldn’t he have the option of leaving on a free which could yield potentially higher wages if he moved with a 2+ year contract (because the new club wouldn’t have to pay a transfer fee)?

That is assuming of course Arsenal isn’t all-too-willing to cash in that last year of Bac’s contract. I suspect any club offering 8 million quid would be hard to turn down, especially if they are outside of the BPL.

mike
mike

sagna to dc replaces djourou allowing us to save on signing a new dc, and retains back up for dr

Goatee of Robert Pires
Goatee of Robert Pires
jason
jason

This sums it up for me he couldnt be more right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjfyvR2IZEg

withthe new sponsorship deals next season all adding up to about 100m per year this is our moment.

Happy Dave
Happy Dave

This was so so so so funny !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xOnBc30qbq4

Best of all it was posted from Alan Sugars account 🙂

a fan from india
a fan from india

I feel that the two players whom Wenger will find the hardest to leave out next season are, unquestionably, Ramsey and Koscielny. Both have been immense this season

We did it
We did it

I agree both came in through the clutch when it really mattered to us and showed their true skill and value.

And they did it with the immense pressure of fans on their backs #mentalstrength

giddygun
giddygun

If Kosielny isn’t the best defender in the EpL, I wonder who is. I think its time we signed an A grade striker ala lewandowski, Falcon, etc. I see us winning the season next. New managers coming to all clubs above us should some how give us some edge. Add our momentum with compact play now, stability should mean much.

Jamsey
Jamsey

Kos definitely deserves 10/10- i like the way he did nt complain when he was on the bench behind a rather poor Vermaelen earlier in the season; waited his chance and took it. As well as his performance on Sunday that acrobatic clearance to thwart Kone against Wigan the other night was massive!
Way to stand up and be counted when it matters Laurent!

Denis V
Denis V

I’m so proud of this team, and really gotta single out some players:

Santi – his first season in the PL and made an immediate impact. The boss pretty much ran him into the ground and he kept his head up, didn’t say a word and kept on smiling. My player of the season.

Gibbo – I think he’s probably one of the most underrated defenders in the league, which is good for us I suppose because we’ve got him locked down on a long term deal and he keeps going about his job. His pace is always a threat and has that propensity to pop out of nowhere and change the game.

Rambo – what this guy has gone through, and he’s only 22. He really has cemented his place in the team this second half, what a tremendous come back from a guy who drew so much wrongful hate from the fans. He’s some real good stuff ahead of him with us me thinks and his overall attitude, performances, skill and disposition just scream Arsenal.

And finally…

Bossicielny – the other come back of the season. He’s partnership with Per has been central to our return from the dead post WHL…his fearlessness is really something to take note of, and his discipline has improved so much. Really looking forward to seeing him next season.

Jibzi
Jibzi

As brilliant as Koscielny was, Ramsey deserves a special mention. Yes he made a few loose passes (most of the players did as well) but his energy and workrate was absolutely phenomenal, and for me, the most improved player this season. Apart from the half-decent chance they had around the 10min mark, Newcastle hardly caused us any problems after that. Every time they looked to threaten, Ramsey and the Ox would be there snuffing the danger out, especially with Ben Arfa looking dangerous, and on the subject of Ben Arfa; if he could stay injury-free, he would be a great signing for us.

rossi88
rossi88

Ben Arfa is a talented, french, selfish hot head and injury prone. Diaby/Nasri combo……i’d rather not thanks. I see him going liverpool.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

Not to mention he has no right foot and has forgotten how to pass. He is basically a poor man’s Robben.

BARBES 13
BARBES 13

kuss is one defender i love to watch, but his combination with mertasacker is getting close to the best days of arsenal. if continuation extends to next season i foresee arsenal standing as a big contender for the EPL next season.
Rosicky is paying arsenal for having faith in him. his work rate totally professional, his focus and impetus has served as a inspiration to the younger players and has also brought more competition to the midfield. i wish he goes injury free next season then arsenal will see his best season before he decides his career.
bravo to !!!we ended another season with our head high. no song, no RVP, hopefully next season arsenal will be a better team to cherish.

nii amartey
nii amartey

i know kolscieny is great but as terrific as he is i don’t think Vermaleen deserves half the stick he’s been gettting. I think the fact that the team has changed the way the play has helped the defence significantly its like how we started the season… the whole team was defending

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Mohd Isa
Mohd Isa

Even if BM were to offer the moon,Arsenal shd resist selling Kos. He has saved the gunners on countless occasions and I believe he is indispensable.Now Wenger needs to buy three to ffive players who can turn the gunners into genuine challengers
.I believe if Arsenal/Arsene were to buy the top quality players,Moyes will find it tough to hang on to the epl trophy.It remains to be seen whether the fm will finally his m indset.If,not get ready for another battle to get cl qualification.

BARBES 13
BARBES 13

what a better way to end a season despite all the hullabaloo from the beginning.

Ferg
Ferg

With the first choice ch pairing established – why not retrain verm as a def mid. ? He’s a great passer, can finish, and has more footballing skills than an av def. I’d love to see him tried in that role and buy a world class ch to replace him.