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Wenger Hails Young Guns

Wenger Hails Young Guns

Arsene Wenger heaped praise on his young Gunners after a marvelous fightback saw Arsenal take the initiative, and two away goals, back to Ashburton Grove.

After losing two early goals, Wenger's boys did not cave and fought back to earn a 2-2 draw after the Beast bagged a brace. Indeed, the gaffer reckons many other teams would have cracked under the pressure.

'It's great for the confidence of the young players to know that away from home they can come back after a shaky start. We were surprised by Tottenham's pace and quality and we looked vulnerable in defence in the first half but we still looked like we could score goals. In the second half we kept going and we have shown not only great quality but also great heart and resilience. We didn't give up. Many teams that young would have crumbled at 2-0 but we kept going and came back to 2-2. It's fantastic.'

As soon as Bappers grabbed his first the belief came flooding back to the Gunners, even Tottenham knew what was coming.

The panic spread to their ranks no sooner had the ball crossed the line. A fact highlighted by the Spurs 'keeper', Paul Robinson's reluctance to give the ball back to the red & white army; Holding on to it like it was the last 'Ginsters peppered steak pastie' this side of the Western hemishpere.

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Date:Thursday January 25 2007
Time: 12:04PM


Heh, Robinson looked like such a twit after that first goal, cradling the ball as if he was protecting his own baby from a raging fire. In retrospect I guess it was a sign that he knew what was coming.
25/01/2007 14:01:00
Little Dutch, read about what happened to your mate at the Lane and apologies from true Spurs fans about that. The guy probably thought he was the Beast
25/01/2007 14:08:00
wahey, got a ticket this morning for the return leg at the grove!!! Cannae wait - bring it on :) »»Arsene Knows««
25/01/2007 14:27:00
Sir Harry, yourself and Jackie B are unfortunatly a small minority it seems at the moment!!!
25/01/2007 14:32:00
With all due respect Londogooner, the unnecessary provocation of the likes of the Beast with his pathetic spamming of the Spurs page where he has absolutely nothing to say means the often intelligent comments of Iceman10, LittleDutch, Rocky7, Puregold and Rockys7 etc are often lost with people getting annoyed at that pathetic little man. Friendly ribbing, rivalry and mocking from those who have actually got something to say is part and parcel of supporting a team .. pathetic inarticulate spamming by the small minority means that the vast majority often get tarred with the same brush
25/01/2007 16:18:00
Sir Harry you're worse than all those spuds holigans, you say something at one place, and then something else at another time. nothing you say can be trusted. i've read all the comments by The Beast, and he has only responded to all the crap we receive here on our site every week before our game. and all his comments and mocking of your club is nothing compared to what you and your fellow spuds say. you called The Beast a paedo on your site again and again. what is the difference between you and him then? learn to take it too if you give it that way. you just don't have a reason to complain. you come here and try to kiss up to LD, Rocky and co. at times and try to make a good football debates, but most of whatever good you say seems fake, after what you talk on your site. nothing you say can be believed. you were even hated on your site by ur fellow spuds a few months ago, your the most fickle person i've seen..
25/01/2007 18:03:00
i just hate the sight of you on our page. and that's why i have a bet for you. forget winning the tie and winning at the emirates. if your team gets a draw, whether a 2-2 or any other scoreline of a draw in 90 mins next week, i'll never visit the spuds site ever again. and if that doesen't happen, you'll never come here. so tell me are you up for it? come on, be a man for once..
25/01/2007 18:08:00
Arsene's belief in the kids paid off. He could have put out a stronger side but resisted that temptation. in a way thats good, coz we are still involved in 4 competitions. AND its important to see how the kids will cope with premiership opposition (a better team than the spuds would help, i suppose). Give us an idea as to how far away they are from making it to the 1st team.
25/01/2007 18:27:00
well said lucky!!!! sir harry is such a hypocrite,and your right he is such an ar se licker,i sure even his morning coffee tastes of poo
fran merida
25/01/2007 18:45:00
what happens to the spuds who will come to our ground in a weeks time?? do we have a small part of fans who will also kick the ***** out of spuds??
26/01/2007 09:03:00
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