Monday, October 3, 2022

Wenger looking to channel spirit of champions

Arsene Wenger admits that a positive result against Manchester United on Sunday bodes well for an Arsenal title charge given the three previous squads he managed to Premier League glory all avoided defeat at Old Trafford.

In March 1998 Marc Overmars’ goal famously saw off the Red Devils as the Gunners clawed back a 12-point deficit to win the Double before Sylvain Wiltord repeated the trick in May 2002 as Wenger’s side toasted the title on enemy territory.

While the ‘Invincibles’ didn’t beat United on their own patch their 0-0 draw was no less dramatic given the way Ruud ‘horse-faced-cheating-scumbag’ van Nistelrooy missed a penalty in the last seconds before getting the ‘fuck-you’ treatment from Martin Keown.

Having opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table, the boss underlined that his current crop can further consolidate their title-challenging credentials with a result against David Moyes’ underperforming squad.

“When we have done very well in winning leagues, we have always done well at Old Trafford,” he told assembled press at London Colney.

“They were one of the main rivals as well and people judge you on how well you do over there, so it is a big game.

“We believe we can get a result. We go there like we go everywhere, to control the game and win it. We still think the best way to win at Old Trafford is to control the game, which means take the ball, keep the ball and have more possession than they do.

“We are maybe a bit less under pressure because we have a little advantage [at the top of the table]. But we have to use that in a positive way. Our hunger will be tested there.”

Like most teams we’ve not enjoyed much luck at Old Trafford in recent years – something Wenger hinted yesterday had something to do with Ferguson’s influence over referees – although in truth that ignores some rather pitiful showings in the league and cup up there. At times we’ve collapsed more easily than Ashley Young in a light breeze.

It’s time to start redressing the balance.

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mat

Ah, that Keown-Nistelrooy incident. I love Keown even more for that.

D

Definitely looking for some that spirit and attitude come Sunday. Lets stick it right up their Manured faces! COYG!!!!!

Wengers spare change

Keown looks like a vampire about to take a bite out of horse head.Seriously doesn’t he.

UdGooner

i hope the lads have had the chance to rest up a bit. im sure gooners everywhere want this win more than anything. hopefully football karma gods are with us this time. no way can we underestimate them. but it is high time we won there..and convincingly at that.

Oshada

I’m a big fan of van Nistelrooy, but not when he was facing Arsenal. Bastard!

Jeff

That horse-faced cheating, diving scumbag?!

Arsepedant

What Jeff said.

gunner for ever

Dear AW
I have a big respect for your way of managing the club and trusted you in both good and bad times.
If we really want to secure the titles in PL and CL, Please go for ONE of the following players during January transfer window. Diego Costa,Edin Dzeko,Mario Baloteli,Demba Ba,Chicharito or Bafetimbi Gomis.I believe that getting one of the players listed above will give us a huge boost and the possible transfer fee and wage will not be as such hard as per our improved financial status.Come on you gunnersssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!
In arsene ,we trust!!!!!

WizardOfOzil

Balotelli, yes! The icing on our cake to our new-found group spirit and harmony.

gunner for ever

If we manage to secure him,believe me AW knows how to manage and bring the best out of him and please do not forget that he is a skillful,deadly finisher and a fighter for his jerzy.

WizardOfOzil

Great player yeah, but a fighter for the jersey? Not sure about that part. If there was one player on your list I’d love at Arsenal it would be Costa. A player who has had to climb his way to the top is a player with genuine character.

Brett Henry

Balotelli is a cunt.Why in the hell do we want a cunt on this team?

remember the invincibles

it’s not “jerzy”. It’s jersey. And I completely disagree with everything you said.

Highberry

MAybe he means Dudek ya know?

deano

Dear gunner for ever.

Transfer window nearly 2 months away. When that time comes i’m sure if AW wants and feel needs a reserve stiker he will get one. Enjoy the present squad that are playing fantastic football and riding high at the top of the tables. COYG!

Gunner91

Arsenal is playing fantastic at the moment, but we still have need of a second striker. I have my fingers crossed for a move on Seydou Doumbia! Excellent striker with pace and great finishing qualities! 🙂

Harsh

one one hand u say thing like “i have a lot of respect for AW” and “in arsene we trust” and on the other hand, you ask him buy players and give him a specific list to choose from (when i m pretty sure, no offence, that he can do his job better than you)… we don’t need to cantradict you, your own statements contradict each other…

gunner for ever

I have a full confidence of our current form.Our players will enjoy their game,hold the ball and dictate the overall display.We will get our three precious points with a convincing performance. 2 – 0 or 3 – 1 to the Arsenal.I am only AFRAID of the young referee who is in charge of the game.Let’s hope he will not surrender for the home team and hidden hands of Ferguson and his referee colleagues.
come on you gunnerssssssssssss!

ETTAN

Michael Oliver is one of the best refs in the league imho.

Oty gooner

Who is keown?

MuchasPlayas

The guy in the picture screaming at van Nistelrooy… A legendary Arsenal Defender with over 300 caps who won the Premier League & the FA Cup 3 times as well as the Cup Winners Cup during his time at The Arsenal. We have a rich and varied history that started long before the Invincibles and there are a lot of fantastic websites out there that tell the story. Go and find out more about the club you love!

Oty gooner

Am sorry for getting to your nerves,am 17,i started suporting arsenal five years ago,i just started using internate in august

Wengers spare change

No bother son,Keown is the big angry man in the picture who would kill or be killed for the mighty Arsenal, the other person in the picture is actually a very frightened………..Horse.

terry

big problem, we still stuck with wengers influences over the ref, how many points a season does he bully the ref for (10, 15), if werent for refs, tottenham would of beat them to ucl the last 2 years.

DöubleDöubleDöuble

Go home Venables, you’re drunk.

Wengers spare change

Bloggs, a mental patient from broadmore has gained access to their internet and is on our site, call the police.

Arsepedant

Piss off John, go back to shagging your teammates’ wives.

Silky Rosicky

Don’t mind him,he’s terry’s boy/girl and all of you know how genes sadly do actually pass down to the offsprings.i feel sorry for you kid.

Naija Gunner

Let’s roll out the canons…

AP

DSLRs? or regular point and shoot?

Highberry

DLSR’s please or the Barret 🙂 either one would be a perfect remedy for Dutch Skunk diesease or Shrekles

O_Jay

Personally, I’d go for the Nikon, but each to their keown

Heisenberg

I do not want to be over confident, but I cannot help but to think we will take all 3 points. The only way man u can beat us is to resort to thuggery or deploy 4 holding midfielders. We owe them a good beating, and fingers crossed tomorrow will be that day.

vigoshu

The photograph at the top of the article really brings back some old memories

Our time is now…..

jack jack jack

If anyone wants to feel some serious gooner rage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM747L9Wf8M

Let’s smash the cunts.

Wengers spare change

Honestly I hate manure just as much as the spuds.

tonyddd

Dare I say it.if we lost it wouldn’t be a total meltdown.if the Scum lose its an 11 point gap.having seen them play some shit draws this season I wonder will they play safe.Form means nothing in this game.it will be edgy and could get dirty.if flamini sticks a tackle or to into the Judas it could boil nicely.to win would be bliss alright.my heart says win,my head says just don’t lose

neutral

I think if we are going to go all the way we are going to have to take points off our rivals, that means beating United, Chelsea, and City, maybe Pool if they keep it up. We have not faced United, City, or Chelsea yet, I hope we take all three points and I hope we do it comprehensively.

Part of me is just waiting for the wheels to come off, I think I suffer from PTSD after the last 4-5 years.

Aaron

Hopefully Szczesny or Sagna pulls a ‘Keown’ on the cunt after we win!

Unyoke the ox

Gunner forever plays too much fifa.ost of those players are unsignable due to playing fo a rival or being integral to their team.

Boblex

ahh, Keown! i remember it well!

shuggietodd

If you need any revving up for the game, here’s you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM747L9Wf8M

Let’s destroy them and put them on their way to doing a Liverpool. Or even better, a Leeds.

Mertesacker's Houseboy

Nothing else really collapses as easily as Ashley Young in a light breeze…

Comedian

Maybe after the win we should gift the original dutch cunt a jack-in the box but instead of a clown, keown jumping out of it.

shuggietodd

West Brom currently winning at Stamford Bridge. Praying they hold out for the last ten minutes!!!!

Come on the Baggies!

shuggietodd

Cheating chav assholes…..

samba

Ashley Yank has brother in Chelshit named Ramires. He was also fall down easily.

Wenger's Wonga

Love cesc and his pizza throwing.

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