Monday, July 22, 2024

Arteta: My Willy can cope with Kane

Mikel Arteta says he has no qualms starting William Saliba in tomorrow’s north London derby.

An ever-present in the league for Arsenal this season, the France international has earned plenty of plaudits for the way he’s adapted to the hustle and bustle of the English game since making his Gunners debut in August.

While, the 21-year-old defender has already faced the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe during his fledgling career, a showdown with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min now pits him against the Premier League’s most prolific double-act.

“This is football,” said Arteta of the challenge lying in wait.

“Willy has shown over the last few months what he’s capable of. That doesn’t mean that that line is always going to be in the same direction but he’s been so good. From my side I have no doubts.”

One thing Saliba will have to look out for is the ‘slippery’ feet of tomorrow’s opponents.

Kane has already registered six goals from penalties against Arsenal over the last few years and the Gunners won’t want to give the England international any more freebies.

“We will be looking at all those things and we have to focus on what we can do on the pitch and let the referee run the game,” noted Arteta.

Sp*rs come into the match knowing a win would carry them above Arsenal into top spot in the table.

Unbeaten on the domestic front this season, Arteta has been impressed by what he’s seen of our neighbours.

“Not only the start [to the season], but the journey they have been on since Antonio joined and how things have changed and the team that he’s building,” noted the boss.

“They have a very clear identity in the way they are playing and it’s been really impressive. We know that both teams expect a really tough match tomorrow.”

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That’s some headline!

Brady’s bunch

Willy’s going to be working overtime hope he knows when to hold back 😉


Let’s hope he won’t pull out!

Mayor McCheese

I’m sure he’ll be up for it tomorrow.

Brady’s bunch


Merlin’s Panini

But the question is, can Kane handle Willy?


Let’s hope Arteta’s Willy doesn’t have to cope with pain…


Though if you have a cock with only one ball would you feel truly potent?

Take a look at Sp*d’s logo….


Kane will be sent off for 2 diving yellow cards in the 95th minute. Son begins crying into the grass and clawing at his face. Play is resumed but Son is still lying prostrate only for Jesus to flick it over him and volley it in from 25 yards!

Boy Bastin

No point in watching it now.

Anders Limpar

And somewhere in Turkey a goat shits on Deli Alli…


Hopefully holding is no where near the starting 11


If White and Saliba are unavailable and he has learned from what he did last season, then I’d have no qualms about him starting him.

Left Testicle

Holding Willy?


Arteta loves his Mickeys and Willys. It’ll be interesting the day we get a player named Richard.


A real Cheney he might be

Aleksander Włodarz

‘You can kiss my Willy’ Arteta says to Conte after the match… hopefully!

Boy Bastin

Well, if all else fails …

pauly winkle



Tomorrow’s headlines
Willy did hard Kane in the conte
Kane gets done hard by big Willy saliba


Yes, Willy will go to great lengths and might even score again.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

These comments are weird


Fuck that big chinned cunt and that dirty little fucker. Come on Saliba!!


I don’t get this one. I must be missing the double entendre somewhere…

Left Testicle

I agree. This double entendre is too subtle.


Maybe if you checked your dictionary for the meaning of “Willy”…


Do what to the big chinned what now?!


Arteta not finding a backup for Thomas Partey will always come back to haunt Arsenal. Without Partey and Zinchenko, Spurs are better team to go back with all the 3 points.


My Willy being able to cope with Kane, is infinitely more desirable than my Willy is on the wane.

Or my Willy is in a lot of pain, or the size of a grain.

But not as good as my Willy is like a crane, or bigger than Bane.

But I still hope our Willy deals with Kane, and sends him back down the drain, to the toilet bowl on Park Lane.

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