Report: Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

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Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Ryo, Bendtner

Subs: Viviano, Sagna, Hayden, Yennaris, Ozil, Giroud, Park

Arsenal went out of the Capital One Cup with a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at the Emirates tonight. Arsene Wenger fielded a stronger than expected side with starts for Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla, with Giroud, Ozil and Sagna on the bench.

The visitors began brightly, keeping the ball in the opening minutes and forcing a couple of corners, while Arsenal found some space on the  break without making much of it. There was lots of passing and not a lot else. Well, there were players pointing at other players to tell them where to pass.

Ryo Miyaichi had a shot but it was blocked. Ramsey had a shot which was blocked. Some Chelsea bloke shot and it wasn’t blocked but it was easy for Fabianski, and Samuel Eto’o knocked one out of play with his arse.

After an earlier misjudgement of an aerial ball, Carl Jenkinson then gifted Chelsea a goal after an Arsenal corner was cleared. He tried to head the ball back to Lukasz Fabianski but left it short, allowing Azpilicueta to poke it home from close range. Poor play from the right back.

Nacho Monreal came close to equalising moments later after making a good interception in the Chelsea half, but his shot fizzed just wide of Schwarzer’s far post.

It was a fairly dismal game, Chelsea sitting deep whenever Arsenal had possession, Arsenal struggling to find space or break them down. The visitors took the lead into the half-time break.

Tomas Rosicky tried to get Arsenal moving early in the 2nd half but failed to find Bendtner and Ryo, before Samuel Eto’o fired a shot not too far wide of Fabianski’s post. Santi Cazorla then tried his luck from 25 yards but hit his shot a few feet wide of Schwarzer’s goal.

Aaron Ramsey then saw a shot deflect wide with the Chelsea keeper rooted to the spot as the Gunners went looking for the equaliser. Ramsey was involved again when Bendtner laid it off to him but instead of taking the first time shot he cut inside and Chelsea closed down the space to the frustration of the home fans.

In the 63rd minute Arsene Wenger  brought on Mesut Ozi for the ineffectual Ryo Miyaichi but Juan Mata doubled the Chelsea lead just a couple of minutes later. The ball fell to the Spaniard on the edge of the Arsenal box. He hit it with his right foot and it flew past Fabianski to make it 2-0.

Nicklas Bendtner was then replaced by Olivier Giroud and there were some boos for the Dane as he came off. He didn’t play particularly well but then what were people expecting from a striker we’ve been trying to flog for the best part of three years?

Chelsea almost made it 3-0 but for a last minute intervention by Koscielny while Giroud saw a near post effort well saved. With time running out there was only one thing for Arsene Wenger to try: bringing on Ju Young Park for Aaron Ramsey.

It was the change that Arsenal fans have been clamouring for all season, but not even the awesome power of the South Korean could save the game for the Gunners. Santi Cazorla saw a late effort fly wide but in the end they failed to break down a resolute Mourinho side.

Chelsea’s knuckle-dragging fans left the Emirates happy and Arsenal went out of the prestigious Capital One Cup.

Arseblog News is finding it hard to care.

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Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey

A loss but our priorities are elsewhere this season!

Not a perfect performance but the second half was encouraging. Jenkinson didnt have a good game even if you put aside his error for the 1st goal. He got forward but was indecisive. Poor final ball too. Im still positive as i believe we did well in the second half with a strong Chelsea team.

Giroud is great, came on and dragged the team forward. On another day his shot would have gone in.

TV5
TV5

The goal of the exercise is to give fringe players a chance to show what they can do….Ryo, Jenk and Bendtner weren’t up to the required standard. They weren’t even close.

We don’t have their depth, but fuck it we’re top of the league because our best 13 are bloody super.

mike
mike

ryo was unlucky not to score though imo

It Is What It Is
It Is What It Is

Villa, Dortmund, Chavs. Three defeats we would have suffered sooner or later.

Villa…as we are top of the league, the shocking – magnitude, not frequency – officiating hasn’t done any damage as such.

Bvb…luck. Pure luck. Complete and utter luck. With a sprinkling of time wasters. Nuff said. Hope our next trip to Germany is sweeter than the last.

Chavs…even though I’ve heard it’s name at least 20 times today, I still can’t name it with 100% certainty and conviction. I mean, the cup. The worthless cup. It probably has a value, but it means fuck all to the teams in a European competition.

Come may, these should all be defeats of little consequence. Unlike if spuds were to miss out on real European football by three points, I’d like to think Giroud did that with a flick of his foot.

David Luiz is a cunt.

Top of the league.

masterofthegoonaverse
masterofthegoonaverse

Man utd and Citeh, Chavs n tots, all in Europe, all in quarter finals, so that doesn’t really stand up does it.

Nick
Nick

Your second paragraph said it all. This game was important for us, despite Arseblogger minimizing it. At least now, we have a clear view of our team.

thw14
thw14

Well, that puts the idea of Bendtner as a useful contributor to bed. The difference between him and Giroud is not quality, it’s sheer effort. Giroud follows the ball in the air, always makes the leap and considers it his personal responsibility to bring down the clearance – Bendtner didn’t make a serious leap till the second half.

Miyaichi should look to Gnabry for an idea of how to play his role. Woeful today – not many right decisions and next to no penetration. I can’t say anything about Jenkinson – it’s impossible to tell whether he’ll go the Ramsey or the Hoyte route at present, but if someone like Nate Clyne is available, Arsene should not hesitate to give him some competition.

Siz C
Siz C

After today’s game, I’d pick Park before Bendtner.

And today I realised the difference between Sagna and Jenk (and I’m not just saying it cos of the 1st goal).

NEW CONTRACT PLEASE

Siz C
Siz C

Nacho was really impressive btw and I thought TV5 and Kos were solid ( i know we conceded 2 but it wasn’t down to them)

deano

Yeah Jenks has got a long way to go positional sense was way off the mark tonight. Probably a couple of seasons away from bossing right back role.

chocolate loyalty
chocolate loyalty

aside from cazorla no one looked a threat, unsurprisingly, and although the midfield did ok we missed quality upfront. Chelsea played their way, their best trait being focused and unadventurous, they picked on jenk and verm rightfully so.
Wilshere gave up possession a bit much, but also made some really good runs summing up his performance. This is expected given his evolution, I still think he will be stellar if he works very hard, I expect becoming stellar to take wilshere a season from today. The goal we conceded was from our corner!! which is poor and has happened a few times when flamini has been missing, villa (I think), Dortmund, and today. Considering we have conceded 15 in total, that is a poor statistic, in that case lets take short corners and tika taka into the net.
Poor by jenks, similar errors won Chelsea their game against city, he should have watched the game. Besides that error he ran around plenty, and never looked like creating anything, but because Chelsea sat deep his best weapon from his arsenal is bursting forward on the counter was not on show. We need a new right back in the summer, an excellent one, I think they need to have the feet of a number nine these days.
Verm was ok at best, everyone is to blame for the first goal conceded, it should never happen. However I will say some players, perhaps kos are in the oppositions box attacking the corner and should not be as heavily accountable. Verm was then exposed on what could have been a third if it was not for kos being in the way by faith? He would be rusty but did nothing to suggest he will part of the `first team. Nacho on the other hand was good, I like him and his ball playing abilities. Gibbs has been great but I do wonder if Nacho went on a run would he make the team better as he does get forward well. We cannot go without Sagna or Mert against this level of opponents yet.
Fab was nothing, first goal was awful, hope he lost his shit on those guys whilst we should remember a great keeper would have stopped it. Made no saves from what I recall, and saw mata clip on beyond him.
Ramsey and Rosicky did a number of good things, and generally did ok. The obvious four played some good combinations but did not make many chances. The two at the top where crap, bad movement by nick, he always is jogging sideways and never looks like doing anything clever which is not news and he has a history of shit decisions. We need a striker more than anything at present; with a fully fit squad I think podolski is second choice. We probably need two because park actually played. Ryo was lost, if we trusted the defense to absorb Chelseas ball playing he may have been good on the edge of our half chasing.
The subs came on but we were two goals down and finished. Had a couple of closer efforts, before losing. All in all we were neither embarrassing nor purposeful, fair result in the end. If everyone is fit we can open them up because we have 14 very good players , sadly we need 22 very good players to chase the cap one cup and the other three. Most important game coming up liverpoor.

journeyman
journeyman

I felt Bendtner’s link up play was rather decent for a guy who never starts…miles ahead of Chamakh anyhow…jenks and ryo for me..not quite ready for big opposition yet..

…we really missed those crosses from sagna today

give the lad a contract already!

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

Can’t really fault Bendtner for his efforts. Sadly he’s the best back-up for Giroud we’ve got at the moment. All he needs is some confidence and game-time. Booing him ain’t gonna help.

At the rate Suarez is going GBP40,000,001 is only HALF the money required to buy him. And Rooney won’t be sold to a rival.

Love the fact that Bendtner managed to lose weight and improve his physique before his ‘debut’ against West Brom. Hope he manages to get some more game time against Cardiff and/or Hull so he’s ready when we REALLY need him if/when Giroud gets injured/suspended in December or January.

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

Can’t really fault Bendtner for his efforts. Sadly he’s the best back-up for Giroud we’ve got at the moment. All he needs is some confidence and game-time. Booing him ain’t gonna help.

At the rate Suarez is going GBP40,000,001 is only HALF the money required to buy him. And Rooney won’t be sold to a rival.

Love the fact that Bendtner managed to lose weight and improve his physique before his ‘debut’ against West Brom. Hope he manages to get some more game time against Cardiff and/or Hull so he’s ready when we REALLY need him if/when Giroud gets injured/suspended in December or January.

damien joyce

Fair enough saying our priorities lie elsewhere but our form since international break has been pretty dire, a very flattering 4-1 win over Norwich and a lucky 2-0 win over shitty Palace, our next 3 games are massive now in terms of results, we are seriously missing pace of Walcott and bite of Flamini and we have no-one to replace them.

TomJ
TomJ

Bullshit. It was a disgrace, that performance was disgraceful. Done in our own back yard with almost our best team. Sterile. Mournho is laughing at Wenger, always has. 4th will be about right again this season.

deano

Several players off our best team Tomj only Kos in our regular back five. No Arteta, Flamini, Santi just getting up to match fitness. Giroud and Ozil just getting around twenty mins and our width has been missing for weeks.

AP
AP

Actually, he’s confused between performance and result.

TomJ
TomJ

And by the way, why am I being moderated? I have never insulted people or called other people names here. And to be moderated by a Dublin jackeens cunt who attends 2 games a year. I cannot even listen to the interesting people on the Arsecast because of your put on stupid Tony Fenton voice you s PRICK. Ive met Arsenall fans like you in Dublin before.

trimi
trimi

Tomj, fuck off and never come back. Such a total disrespectful immature child.

TomJ
TomJ

trimi,,to tell someone to “fuck off and never come back” over the internet is only “Such a total disrespectful immature child”. Please visit london sometime and tell that to someone on the 7 sisters, just make sure you notify me first so I am there for the laugh

TomJ
TomJ

And by the way Tremi, I can remember walking to Highbury when Tony Woodcock was scoring goals and Leo Sayer was singing orchard road. Dont tell me to fuck off.I have been Arsenal all my life. And I have actually contributed to the club

superanderslimpar
superanderslimpar

If you have been following Arsenal for as long as you say you have TomJ, then you will know we have been dominated by teams before, & will be again. That happens in football, we’ve no divine right to just roll teams over because we’re the Arsenal.

This current batch is lacking in a only a couple of areas I think – another warrior in midfield, a really tricky wide player & some competition for the HFB. if money was no object, I’d want Sv Bender, Mandzukic/Lewandowski & Afellay, but that’s not going to happen. Time for the team to still be in contention come Jan 1st, than for AW to earn his corn.

I suspect that we dislike Chelsea in equal measure, but if cannot respect them as they’ve been City & us in 3 days with 2 different team, then frankly “mate”, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

masterofthegoonaverse
masterofthegoonaverse

Respect? For Chelsea? Its you thats having a fucking laugh now Mr Limpar. No need to go over the reasons but seriously, respect for the Russians toy? Bollocks!

Mesut Aussie
Mesut Aussie

A bit of perspective mate. It wasn’t the gunners finest match but it was far from our best team for the weakest of our priorities. Sure, we lack a quality back-up in a number of positions but there’s only one other PL team that can arse-rape FFP like cheslki does and ensure they have a full back up international fucking squad. Take out the anger on “the wankerish one” in a back alley somewhere. The frick’n eye gouging cunt.

TomJ
TomJ

Hold on “mate”,but with a bit of “perspective”, we lost aginst Chelski’s second team. at home, while playing our first choice midfield bar Ozil, and our second best striker, whie taking in what most PL sides can only dream about at the gate. Now, its ok for you in Beijing or Dallas or Colorado or somewhere, but I live here, spend circa 4 thousand a year on the club and will be working with Chelski cunts in a few hours, taking their stick an d smiling only in the hope that we can show a little bit of ambition in the next few years, even if we dont win anything, but to show me we are trying since the days of Ian fucking Ure and the comparable cuntface Senderos

TomJ
TomJ

And apologies to Ian Ure, Rapahel Maede Gus Caesar, Pascal Cygan (better than he is given credit for) Senderos and any other cunt, but i just cant take coming to our home and being dominated, there is no need for it and it shouldn’t be allowed to happen, at any cost

The 3 Billion Dollar Stan
The 3 Billion Dollar Stan

Tomj – Just piss off, will you? People like you are the lowest life-form associated with our club.

“Jackeen cunt”… “But I’m Irish! I was born in London, but I’m from Dublin”.

Make you’re mind up and fuck off you despicable, back-tracking cunt.

Adam Richards
Adam Richards

I’m going to paraphrase a little here “I have never insulted people or called other people names here………….you s PRICK………………..but we have to live among the cunts”

And when you say “As someone who has actually been paid to play, I cannot understand it” so you played this evening? And was paid? Well you only have yourself to blame.

Loop A Hole
Loop A Hole

Tbh, I don’t feel like blaming Jenko for tonight. He is a developing player who has to play a lot, but has barely had any match practice this season. We all saw how good he can be last season, and the kid’s commitment does it for me.
But Bendtner is a whole another case. Wouldn’t have mattered if he was trying and nothing was going right, but he just doesn’t want to try. Some of those long balls, I wish Giroud was chasing them, giving it his all, instead of Bendtner who just jogged aimlesssly towards the goalkeeper. It’s hard to support players who play like they don’t give a shit. How Park, who offered a lot more when he came on, is behind him in the pecking order baffles me.

The loss doesnt matter a lot, it just shows how much that Flamini guy influenced our form. 2 big games at home, no defensive midfielder, and we just fell apart. Hope he returns soon. And Theo. And Lukas. And The Ox.
No more injuries added tonight, COYG let’s kick some Liverpool ass.

aussie gooner
aussie gooner

you either go for it with your best team or you don’t at all. that team was never gonna get a win today. so why give cazorla, ramsey wilshere 80 minutes or more when they are all likely to start against liverpool. why bring on giroud and ozil and risk them getting a knock which could see them miss more important games.

I fail to understand the logic of Wenger sometimes.

Jp
Jp

Very valid point to be fair.

BombayGunner
BombayGunner

And there goes our best chance for a trophy.

Ger
Ger

Bendtner still lazy; Jenkinson still raw; Kos still the boss; We still lack depth.

Arsene nose
Arsene nose

…and home support, all I heard on TV for 90min were chants of Maureen

Moobs
Moobs

There’s a strange irony to this comment. There Wasn’t a great deal to cheer to be fair. Thought Cazorla did very well after a bad start.

AP
AP

Cheering is the investment part, not the returns part….if you are sitting there to just applaud after the act, then go visit a circus…

Why is my name required
Why is my name required

those cunts are going to get knocked out to a lower league team next. That will make us happy

masterofthegoonaverse
masterofthegoonaverse

Dream on, have you seen the draw? Set up for a top 5 semi finals.

iwearnosocks
iwearnosocks

To be fair to Jenks he’s hardly had a game. Of course he’ll be raw!

I think bendter was missing the chemistry with santi and the rest of the midfield. Was a little too hesitant on the ball, low confidence and lack of match practice?

MalaysianGooner
MalaysianGooner

Just plain lazy, he was

Jp
Jp

I remember going to Doncaster some years ago when we scraped through in the League Cup. It was naturally a second string team which included Billy Bendtner. I was with a mate who was convinced that Bendtner would ultimately develop into ‘the saviour’! I totally disagreed with him and how right I was! I wonder how that fella actually feels when he draws his wage each week? But here’s the real irony. How on earth does he manage to score so frequently for his country? Talk about enigma!

PS: My first visit to this forum. It’s great to read the dogs abuse some people get/give, brightens up the day and makes you realise that sometimes, some people, are just not particularly pleasant.

Hickster
Hickster

My worry has always been the strength in depth. We have it in midfield but in the striking department we are so short. Giroud has done better than I thought, Podolski is injured a lot and is too slow, Walcott is an option but it means a revamp as to how the team sets up and plays, Bendtner is a joke. I gave this guy all the excuses three years ago as there were glimpses of something but he let us down. I can’t believe he still exists at Arsenal, it’s actual embarrassing. Park….really? I am talking about strikers that when you rock up at Dortmund they actually care and plan to neutralise the threat. Giroud yes, Walcott yes but nothing else. We need a quality ( eg of Ozil stature) striker in January.

Defense is ok. We have cover in each position but jury out on Jenkinson for me. If Gibbs or Monreal play I am comfortable, if Sagna is not playing I am hoping Jenkinson plays well. That’s a big difference.

Let’s not get depressed this is the one we would choose not to be in but we need to show we can beat the bigger teams ( and I don’t count us beating Tottenham in that). Liverpool a big game and they follow on from there, we shall then see if we are worth the hype.

TomJ
TomJ

lionel Messi would have got fuck all chances in that. How fucking dare you marginilise a good footballer who was marginalised at our club to accomodate a judas who out manager put all his trust in

arsepedant
arsepedant

So much anger, so little sense … please get some counselling.

masterofthegoonaverse
masterofthegoonaverse

You really are pissed off tonight, calm down and we all go again Saturday.

mOzilla
mOzilla

should we be worried ??

Bonjour
Bonjour

No, come on, don’t throw in the towel. We played a second string, while Mourinho has bottomless pits of blood money to fund his teams, he stays for a few years, and then leaves before any sustained long-term project, like building the Emirates and going broke for a couple of years, is asked of him. He is no managerial genius, just a very good careerist. If we won against Accrington Stanley tonight we’d be saying meh it’s only Accrington.

nick
nick

We played a second string? the only regulars that didnt play tonight were Mertesacker, Sagna, and Szcez.

AFCEdwards
AFCEdwards

Gibbs, Flamini and Arteta. Bearing in mind that our B team features Podolski and AOC I’d deduct a first team player in place of Ryo and Bendtner.

Dracular
Dracular

I guess you saw Flamini, Gibbs and Arteta in the version that you watched

Mike
Mike

Only when Giroud isn’t playing…

TV5
TV5

Arsenal have lost 2 of the last 52 games Flamini has played in (going back to ’07) and one of those he went off injured at 1-1….can’t be a coincidence….our attacking players need someone in behind who is only concerned about making sure we have cover. When we have that balance, we can beat anyone.

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

Nail hit on the head for me. Far better than old Lego hair in that role.

deano

Bit harsh as old Lego hair was missing tonight.

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

I’m not slagging him off, just saying that we looked more solid in the EPL with flamini. There’s room for them both

k
k

That Jose Mourinho chant does my fucking head in

heroldgoon
heroldgoon

Well with a silent home support like that even a coin fallin would have done my head in…

not a proffesional footballer
not a proffesional footballer

even with cheap tickets fans don’t make any noise.
perhaps it’s a city problem, not club. I mean, city folks

Tony Adams Morning Breath
Tony Adams Morning Breath

Where do you think the Chelsea fans live?

masterofthegoonaverse
masterofthegoonaverse

You know a lot of regulars were not there

raron aamsey
raron aamsey

And the chelsea one. Shouting Chelsea at regular intervals at different pitches doesn’t make a chant.

Siz C
Siz C

lol….when they chanted that, I kept thinking of Almunia

dgaj
dgaj

Meh. Blah blah blah…. unlucky… blah blah blah injuries… blah blah blah… depth… zzzzzzzzz

Voldermort
Voldermort

Played well in midfield, sharp passing and movement. Poor defending cost us a goal and the game yet again., but up front proved to me we badly need to buy in January if we are to win anything this season.
Ryo is just not strong enough and bentner showed why we have tried to off load him year after year. He just isn’t good enough at the top level.
Giroud is a top player but even though we didn’t play him tonight he cannot carry the front line on his own all season and his replacements proved they are just not upto the job.
Buy a top striker in January and we will win the league, fail to buy and we will end up empty again and wondering what could have been had we bought.
Overall pleased with the way we played but we were never going to score with the strikers we had..

Voldermort
Voldermort

Played well in midfield, sharp passing and movement. Poor defending cost us a goal and the game yet again., but up front proved to me we badly need to buy in January if we are to win anything this season.
Ryo is just not strong enough and bentner showed why we have tried to off load him year after year. He just isn’t good enough at the top level.
Giroud is a top player but even though we didn’t play him from the start tonight he cannot carry the front line on his own all season and his replacements proved they are just not upto the job.
Buy a top striker in January and we will win the league, fail to buy and we will end up empty again and wondering what could have been had we bought.
Overall pleased with the way we played but we were never going to score with the strikers we had..

tamilgunner
tamilgunner

Why are you replying to yourself ? Is this like how a schizophrenic guy babbles nonsense to himself ?
BTW I see you are coming out of the woodwork now that we have lost a couple of games in a month after a long time . So I guess Wenger must listen to your advice or else ……

You must be related to Piers Morgan I’m guessing 🙂

Voldermort
Voldermort

Don’t get your knickers in a twist mate. I said we played well and was pleased with the performance. The fact that I also said we need another striker is hardly Ground breaking news.
I replied to my post because I made the mistake of suggesting that Giroud didn’t play so rectified that mistake. And the reason I don’t post much is because the site has to many muppets like yourself who post total shite for the sake of seeing their name written down.
if you can see any relation to what I posted to what morgan posts about arsenal then you need fucking help

AP
AP

Dude its Voldemort, he has 8 parts of his soul. You shud be thankful there arent 8 replies here.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Total shite

Ooh, look. My name is up there.

I don’t care what anybody else says, I was quite happy to see Park put in an appearance, and I didn’t see him do anything wrong. Granted he didn’t have much of an impact, but in terms of actually getting us back in the game you could also say that of Giroud. I’d have preferred Park to come on a bit sooner and would have liked Giroud to stay on the bench and get a proper rest.

You really can see the difference when Flamini doesn’t play. We need another Flamini. I can’t think of one though, but having seen the impact he has let’s hope that Wenger does know of such a player and can get him in January. Even more than a Giroud-type backup for Giroud we need a Flamini-type backup for Flamini.

I don’t think anybody was demanding THAT before the season started, but our results, as opposed to our sexiness, have been influenced more by Flamini than by Ozil in my opinion. I wonder if that has surprised Wenger? If not, then why did he not look for a Flamini-type player before Flamini returned?.

Arsenal, eh?. It’s never boring, is it?

Manchester Gooner
Manchester Gooner

Played well in midfield? No

Slow to get the ball our of our feet. Sometimes play give-and-go too much. Strikers are afraid to hold ball when marked closely or pop the ball back to midfield to quickly too often.

Lack of audacity when faced with their defence.

Lack of width.

Jacko needs to keep his head down and work hard to iron out his careless passing and risky dribbling. He’s not the best player in the team yet, let alone on this shore.

Our midfield tend to pour forward even when a player, who receives a pass, is being marked closely. Once the ball is hacked off him, them we suddenly in serious trouble.

We have a lot of work to do to become a better team.

Understanding makes team attack better and defend better.

OK, enough shit emotion.

Bring on Bitey Bride and her maids

AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt
AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt

Strikers? Like, as in plural?

Apostolos
Apostolos

Why what’s wrong with PARK!

reality
reality

I Agree, I love Giroud and all his effort but he needs someone to help out when he’s tired/hurt/unable to make plays work. Need one more striker for back-up (Would love top top quality but my faith is in Giroud).
Need someone with something else to offer such as better dribbling and speed to blast past the defenders with Walcot. Podolski? It’s hard for me to put all my faith in him when he’s back because of his history with keeping fit and uninjured. When he comes back is he going to play the rest of the season?
Finally, Bendtner was horrible, here’s an opportunity for him to display his skills and I feel he blew it. He played with zero heart in my opinion and I don’t see any improvement after all these years. We’ll i wont be 100% negative. I’m going to bet he had the flu or something… that’s why he looked so limp out there.

heroldgoon
heroldgoon

Home support is like Bendtner pisspoor. Fucking disgrace

walker
walker

Watching at home tonight, from here it sounded like the game was being played at Stamford Bridge! Fair enough the team’s not inspiring everyone in the crowd, but that can be a two-way thing…

Sarson Vinegar's frightening sarnie
Sarson Vinegar's frightening sarnie

Is this a fucking joke? Slagging off the home fans from your sofa?

Nothing gives you that right.

Get a grip.

walker
walker

to clarify: been to a few of the home games in person (not as many as I’d like) this season and they’ve all been happier affairs than what we saw this evening, and the crowd was great every time. Tonight both were more subdued.

AP
AP

fair-weather support??

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Only 60,000 fans can get in to the stadium. There’s a truck load of people on the waiting list and they have little choice but to watch the game from their sofa, so cut it with the holier-than-thou fucking real fan bollocks. If you feel you can have a go at a fellow Gooner for not being at the game then you’re doing the fucking Spuds job for them, you plonker. You should be ashamed of yourself (but I bet you aren’t)

Mooro
Mooro

All a bit ho-hum really. The Lance-Corporal (demoted after that show) had a bit of a mare, Ryo really doesn’t look up to it at the moment and then for the second time in 3 days we’re reduced to 10 men on 82mins, with the introduction of Park.

Still, credit to Chelsea’s plucky 2nd string, that only cost £122m. The dirty racist, wife shagging, classless history-less chav cunts.

Fuck it. Move on.

AFCEdwards
AFCEdwards

We were playing with 10 until Giroud came on.

ozrus
ozrus

Giroud’s 12, minus 1no. of Park = 11?

Hickster
Hickster

Haha, that post had me in stitches…thanks

Topgunner89
Topgunner89

Well, I guess the better squad won (better in terms of depth). They’re still all cunts.

Can't hold his ale
Can't hold his ale

Essian charging into the back of pint sized Cazorla then sitting down for a cry. Classless Chelsea bastards.

Archit
Archit

Silver lining : we can now concentrate on Cl and Pl till January..milk cup can fuck off
Only regret of the game is we didn’t even get a goal for our home support..

Mick
Mick

Obviously I’m disappointed with the loss, but I echo your sentiments. The worst thing about the loss for me was losing to a ‘top’ team and risking diminishing some of our momentum.

In the end, it’s the Capital Carling Toyota Prius candyfloss-coloured whatever thing Cup – I don’t think winning it would really stave the ‘8 year chip’ from our shoulders (well, from the shoulders of the journo’s who propagate this nonsense). We need to look at the reality of matters: lets not sacrifice ourselves in other competitions by running ourselves into the ground. One step back for two steps forward and all that. This is especially the case when we are so thin in depth.

A bit disappointed with the performance today, but whatever. Chelsea in the league will be a different matter altogether. Try bringing your douchey chants back then, chavs!

titus
titus

Oh well, Onto embarrassing Liverpool

Santi Claws
Santi Claws

Jenks out of his depth. Seems to have stagnated somewhat

tamilgunner
tamilgunner

Don’t rush to judge based on a single match . He is lacking a bit of First-team time . He is very young yet .

Michael
Michael

It isn’t based on one match every time Jenkinson has played he is poor…I don’t think he’s going to make it.

AP
AP

He has been pretty poor whenever he has played since pre-season. Looks totally confused what to do, where to go.

AFCEdwards
AFCEdwards

If the ball’s in the air he just can’t cope. Weird.

Toure Motors
Toure Motors

Should’ve sag-nated rather than stagnated… I’ll get my coat

TOGooner
TOGooner

Even with such less game time we should expect much better from Jenks because he is better than this. You don’t need game time to know how to head the ball and I hope he gets a good kick in the ass from his teammates for putting us behind at a time when the game could go either way. I love the guy’s attitude and energy though and I still have my money on him showing us something special in the second half of this season.

Drewsch
Drewsch

have to say jenkinson was downright awful. along with bendtner. those were the two positions where the gap showed between our team and chelseas

shanthDK
shanthDK

Wow Jenkinson you were baaaaaaaaaaad tonight.. Bendtner you were not any better! To see the positive I’m in a way happy we don’t need to think about this cup anymore – now we’ve only got the important stuff left.

tamilgunner
tamilgunner

Stop it with bashing players after a single game . Be positive .
“Ask not what the players have done for you , but rather what have you done for the team and it’s playerss”

Cheers
COYG

Pat Jenning's Gloves
Pat Jenning's Gloves

This result, It doesn’t Mata

Arsene's handkerchief
Arsene's handkerchief

Meh

Nik
Nik

THE TREBLE IS STILL ON!

neilo
neilo

Fucking hate that pack of cunts

AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt
AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt

Either go for it or don’t. Why did Ozil and Giroud even get a runout in this game? I don’t get it. And Cazorla, perhaps our most-vital-yet-not-entirely-fit cog goes the full 90?! Why?!

This is a former beer turned credit card cup. Who cares? This tournament should be treated as a U-21 feature.

Never should have been even the half-assed attempt at a win that Wenger suggested it could be with that lineup.

Not that the mediocrity comes down to one man, but Ryo should never take the pitch in the shirt again. Woeful.

ckmma
ckmma

I pretty much felt we lost on paper beforehand, it would have been nice to win but I’d rather the team was more fresh for the weekend. But I do also have the feeling we’re still a bit behind in terms of squad depth even with no injuries compared to Citeh and Chelsea, I mean look at that Chelsea bench!

Parisian Weetabix
Parisian Weetabix

Games are won by 14 players maximum. We have probably 20 worthy first team players. Our injuries are ridiculous, and always seem to be, but 20 players should easily be enough. Wait for the wingers to return, and an entire new dimension will open up to this team. This team which is already top of the league…

Keep the faith, no matter how blind it seems.

Daniel
Daniel

It’s too much to ask to get that type of depth. At least we have a good striker, Chelsea have none. Eto’o is horrible.

MalaysianGooner
MalaysianGooner

As funny as it sounds, Torres is getting somewhat better

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Yep, having lots of money gets you lots of cunt. Chelsea and Citeh are as much brothel as football club.

Vino
Vino

Cool. Now fuck off back across London. And don’t forget Torres.

tamilgunner
tamilgunner

I’m actually going to take this optimistically as less distraction from our goals for this season .
Jenks looking a bit rusty atm , maybe from lack of match time .
Nacho is looking good !
Wish Wenger had not used Ramsey and Wilshere so much though .

Lets mug-smash the mugmashers , UTA

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

Why did we have to give them chav cunts nine thousand tickets they do my fucking head in the cunts, mourinho the cunt still showing his class by looking for a red card for vermaelem with two minutes to go and two nil up the prick, not a night for jerks to remember and say no more about bendtner

AP
AP

If we didnt, it would have sounded like a behind closed doors game 🙂

Top Gunner
Top Gunner

We need another striker asap!
Park did better than Bendtner which says a lot. The better team on the nite won, so no complaints.
I just fucking hate Mourinho.

tamilgunner
tamilgunner

Lets give Bendtner a chance before writing him off . Everyone has bad games . He is in a tough place in his career and while I hate him for his shenanigans , I will support him as long as he wears the Red & White (or yellow) jersey .

Better team ? Please don’t call yourself a gunner with comments like that . The “cunt-ier” team won is all .

UTA

BigKiwi
BigKiwi

Shall we agree that Wenger got this badly wrong? He allowed himself to get drawn into a pissing contest instead of keeping an eye on the big picture. It was all about beating Mourhino, and not about making sure players were rested for the much bigger games ahead. Throwing on Ozil and Giroud to try and win it – what was that? If you win, players who needed to be rested are tired. And if you lose – well, that’s goota be good for morale. Stupid willy-wagging.

Siz C
Siz C

As much as I hated seeing Ramsey and Wilshere play instead of being rested, we needed them on the pitch. Wenger couldn’t have played a team that would be slaughtered!!! …..irrespective of the competition

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

A loss is a loss, and a loss can always affect team morale. But having said that, if we had rested all of our regular starters and fielded only younger players and irregulars in need of a run-out then even if they got slaughtered the morale effect would have been minimal. As it was we now have more than half a squad of regulars who have tasted defeat twicein a week.

If you draw Chelsea or Citeh in an early round then just play the kids, tell them to enjoy the occasion and have a go, and hope they have fun and play in a way that will entertain the crowd. Don’t shake the confidence of any of your regulars by throwing them up against a second-string team that on paper is stronger than all but two of the first teams in the Premier League. The Whatever-the-fuck-it’s-called-this-week Cup isn’t important enough to put this sort of effort in with our current 1st team situation.

Wenger got it wrong today. Ozil feels like a loser. Giroud feels like a loser. Cazorla feels like a loser. Rosicky feels like a loser. Koscielny feels like a loser. Wilshire feels like a loser. Ramsey feels like a loser. Bendtner… is used to it. Why? What purpose did it serve in terms of making this team into winners this season?

RCW
RCW

never been anything but supportive, but Jenkinson was REALLY bad today…

Gummo
Gummo

Very even game decided by 1 individual error and 1 great strike. So can it go. Shame we didn’t have better back up strikers though. Bendtner was pretty poor. Then again Chelsea have spent 100’s of millions more on their squad than we have, so overall I’m not too bothered. Now we can concentrate on the competitions that matter

A Yank
A Yank

Sure, they have incredible depth because of almost limitless money—fucking Juan Mata is a backup at Chelsea—but they don’t handicap goals based on the cost of your squad.

We’re out of another trophy. If the time has come where we can pay £40M for one player, the time has come for us to start winning things again.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Yes, but probably not everything we go in for. This was a potentially demoralising defeat. We should have played the kids like we always used to. It doesn’t matter when you play Chelsea in the early rounds of the Curdling Milk Cup, you should not set more than half of your extremely tired first team up for a potential defeat by the second-string team of one of your two main rivals.

This game was by no means unwinnable for Arsenal, but it was one hell of a big ask when the kids were mixed in with so many tired first teamers.

Apostolos
Apostolos

PLEASE let Giroud stay healthy the whole season or we’re fucked. He played for 15-20minutes and had the only shot on goal for us for the WHOLE match. I also hope to never see Wilshere playing anywhere near the defense again, he gave up on the first goal, and was nowhere near Mata when he got his second goal untouched.

Also people talk about us lacking depth except we had Walcott, Podolski, Chamberlain, and more importantly Flamini & Arteta out (I would have prefered Isaac Hayden over Wilshere but whatever F**k it)

MalaysianGooner
MalaysianGooner

I though Wilshere was a magnificent motherfucker today

MalaysianGooner
MalaysianGooner

*thought

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

We didn’t need to fuck mothers today. We needed to field fresh legs to try to defeat Chelsea’s ridiculously expensive second-string of cunts.

Wonder how Samuel Eto’o feels about being a stand-in cunt *.

* A stand-in cunt must by definition be a very big cunt, which is, by no coincidence, the very defintion of a Chelsea player.

Man
Man

It’s good that we took the opportunity to rest our tired key players before a run of important games. Oh.

AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt
AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt

Like we were ever going to equalize after their 2nd? Why then bring on the HFB? Senseless stuff!!!!!!

Parisian Weetabix
Parisian Weetabix

Chelsea irritate me like no-one else. We’ve basically been beaten by a much smaller club, who have been given a ridiculous unfair financial bonus. I don’t give a crap how many more goals, points and trophies they get than us. Compared to us their football is dull, their players are dislikeable, their stadium is shit and their fans are overindulged dickheads. They are stuck permanently on my scum-list like scum sticks to a, er, list.

Fuck Chelsea, fuck the Capital One Cup. COYG.

Essexpieboy
Essexpieboy

Oh how I really like this comment! If I could thumb it up twice I would.

jack jack jack
jack jack jack

This is how I like my comments monsieur. Tres bon.

nick
nick

too many stray passes, nothing in behind chelsea’s defense. terribly frustrating to watch. the Dane didnt make much of an effort, Ryo was poor and we used players who were meant to be rested. I dont care if this was the micky mouse cup, its embarrassing to lose at home to those cunts.

SB
SB

Some fucking things never change! So irritating looking to the Special One…Ball!

dgaj
dgaj

And here I find myself praying for a medical miracle by the weekend for another man’s groin.

I need some different hobbies.

AP
AP

Sounds like u’re groin a different side to urself 🙂

sebjob
sebjob

Bendtner is very stationary, does nothing to draw out their defense to get the wingers space, only safe passes mostly slowing down the rhythm of play, I am sure he must have problems with his eyes, and seems to lack confidence…terrible! Worse than I have ever seen him

camphappychap
camphappychap

Poor match honestly not enough creativity or firepower to create enough goal scoring opportunities. That said neither squad created much goal scoring chances, apart from chelsea’s second which came out of no where if you ask me. On to the Liverpool this weekend where I’m far more positive of a good result.

neutral
neutral

Can’t fault the effort can fault the quality. Too many misplaced passes in the attacking 1/3, Rosicky guilty many times and the team did not look to click. Was better right before Mata’s goal, but Chelsea always looked more purposeful on the ball. Of course we concede from our own corner/free kick, it’s becoming a bit of a joke.

The optimist in me hopes we stay close to the top, the realist says that we have not played most of the teams in the top half of the table (bar sp*rs, but they’re shit) and we are going to regress to the mean, in other words revert to the same old Arsenal, does not help with all the injuries -but is that not Arsenal all over again?

Hate to be the downer here but I think you should get used to this losing feeling. Come Christmas we’ll be lucky to be in the top 4.

AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt
AConnecticutGoonerInKingArsene'sCourt

Juan Mata haunts my dreams.

TJ
TJ

That’s one less trophy we can win and we lost to Chelsea. I care very much

AP
AP

i dont. thats a few more stupid ass games for one of our major rivals.

Sid
Sid

Really disappointed with the home support. We really need to be start making a lot more noise in the stadium. We’re the Arsenal Ffs!!

Der Springer
Der Springer

Thought it was pretty poor of the home fans to get on Bendtner the way they did. Shades of Eboue’s treatment. He was poor but he has not had much real game time in quite a while.

neutral
neutral

he was dreadful, but no Arsenal player should be harassed by their own support

I was really hoping Nick would make a comeback, now I hope he does not get another chance. Particularly vexing was his back pass when alone in front of goal, all he had to do was turn…

trugun
trugun

Surely you can see why Bendtner got booed, as you say he’s not had much game time, and he would be given a lot of leeway with that if he tried, but he didn’t, he never challenged for a ball. Bendtner looked totally disinterested all night. I just hope Wenger plays someone else if we lose Giroud cos Bendtner is not the answer. I’d say sell him in January but nobody will take him.

Cheese
Cheese

The fans were on Bendtner because he put in a piss-poor shift. Giroud struggled last year but got the benefit of the doubt because you knew he was leaving it all out there. TGSTEL was hiding out there today. Could you not make one run towards the ball? I mean, come on, we know he likes it to the back post but the movement was so predictable. I didn’t see him come across the defender ONCE!

Amusa
Amusa

I thought I would be ok, if we lost.
Fuck, it hurts to lose to Chelsea and their arrogant prick manager.
Hopefully we do the double over them in the league.

SabahGunners
SabahGunners

Bendtner is not a striker !!
We neet to get a new striker in mid season.
Luis suarez or el shawary !

neutral
neutral

I’m sure Liverpool would sell him now, with his form and attitude being so poor.

tamilgunner
tamilgunner

Wenger has to get him . I don’t care . ME IS WANT SUAREZ !!!!

I will not buy season ticket next year .WENGER OUT !

gooner odst
gooner odst

for what it’s worth; Park played well, Jenks didn’t and Miyaichi didn’t dominate the flank.

Ramsey was huffing and puffing, and on another day could have scuffed one in had there been a decent forward holding things up for 94 minutes. A shame really to lose in such an atmosphere but hey, we are top of the league for a reason.

Daft Aider
Daft Aider

The atmosphere was rubbish but Wenger starting with Wilshere and Ramsey when everyone is already knackered may well come back to haunt us…………..Let’s hope not anyway

rossi88
rossi88

Walcott, podolski, diaby, oxlade, sanogo, flamini We have a few injuries and these players would have made a difference. Im not worried…as long as this list doesnt get bigger. Bendtner was terrible. No aerial challenges no presence, and no great service tbh. Lack widemen as well as forwards. Also fullbacks were subdued. No overlapping tonight. Fair play chelsea. Now back to the Prem. Unlucky boys. COYG

HYL
HYL

I’m not as lighthearted about this loss. I think it’s another chance for trophy gone. The league doesn’t lie, over the long run we aren’t as good as Chelsea or Man City. I don’t think we will win the league. I see the CO Cup and FA Cup as realistic chance to win something. Now one is gone.

Der Springer
Der Springer

This game highlighted the need to resign Sagna. Maybe even buying another right back in January.

neutral
neutral

resign and re-sign have completely different meanings, I think you meant re-sign

tamilgunner
tamilgunner

lolololol

MalaysianGooner
MalaysianGooner

hahahaha made my night. oh wait, it’s 6am. oh well, back to school

muchadoaboutnot
muchadoaboutnot

Obviously, it’s quite obvious isn’t it.

99 problems but being a gooner aint one
99 problems but being a gooner aint one

Typical arsenal chelsea match since 2005. We play pretty well but conspire to lose 2 0r 3 nil.

Jenkinson. I like the kid he is arsenal through and through but aside from the fact that he had a poor game and was at fault for both goals ( 2nd goal all he had to do was clear the ball instead of slicing it off) he is very poor technically. He just looks very uncomfortable on the ball which is strange for an arsenal player so it stands out even more than it should. He dosent look like he has the footballing abilty or talent to get better.

Bendtner as always…a disgrace.

Ryo was poor, but jenks was behind him and he was playing a very good LB in bertrand.

Game was extremely annoying because we didnt play badly. MEH

Thought vermaelen and koscielny were pretty decent together.

Midfeld was very good a times up until it reached their 18 yard box.

AusDrexler
AusDrexler

….Typical arsenal chelsea match since 2005. We play pretty well but conspire to lose 2 0r 3 nil……

for a while there it looked bleak, but then the gunners pop up with those 2 great wins in 2010 and 2011. 3-1 at home and 5-3 away in October 2011. that game was magic! Remember it well. when Arsenal has their best available they can match it with the best any other team has.

to be honest, we cant take much from this game with regards to the result. Wasnt our best 11, wasnt thiers. so really who gives a rats arse that we lost. I wonder if we had lost 2-0 at home to a 3rd division side if the response from the fans would of been any different?

SabahGunners
SabahGunners

Dont blame arsene…blame the top management…who thinks by buying ozil..arsenal would win silverware…we’re lacking a good striker !..need a world class striker !

gooner odst
gooner odst

messi? pfft we have Bendtner