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Gerrard: Arsenal Will Blink

Gerrard: Arsenal Will Blink

Liverpool captain, and winner of the 2005 Neil Mellor lookalike competition, Steven Gerrard acknowledged that Arsenal have made a belting start to the season, saying we're on fire and playing out of our skin.

speaking to the Sun, he then goes on to say that we:

...have not had the problems that us [Liverpool], Chelsea and Manchester United have had with injuries to key players.

It will be interesting to see how well they perform when they lose a few key players and face more tricky matches.


Hmm, yeah, he's got a point. Heaven knows how we'd do if we had to do without the services of William Gallas, Tomas Rosicky or Robin van Persie. Oh.

Still at least we've not had to play any tricky games though, like an away North London derby fixture, going to Anfield or facing a game against a rampant ManUre side hot on our tails. Oh.

It must be silly season right now in football. No sooner has Fergie allowed his whisky stained lips to air-dry and cease to eject the demented spittle of a madman into the world, than dear ol' Stevie feels the need to pick up Fergie's baton and run with it.



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Writer:Wingston
Date:Saturday November 10 2007
Time: 11:13AM

Comments

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Stevie Me? In the media? Noooooo, surely not? Still, if the Scousers don't win the league, he can always rerelease his autobiography, with a new chapter telling the world why it was Theo Walcott's fault, and Sven Goran Eriksson's fault, and that nasty Rafa for having the temerity to sub him. In fact, he's got enough material for a whole new biog there.
Little Dutch
10/11/2007 11:31:00
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I would say that Van Persie is a key player, hasn't he been out for two major games we've just played and remained top? And I would also say that when we were missing Gallas during the peroid where we built up enough points to sit top of the table, he was also a missing key player, and I would also say Rosicky's constant injury ridden Arsenal career is also a key player in and out of the side. I like Gerrard, but I'm afraid he's of that spoilt, self obsessed era of football, y'know the one that produced the golden generation which won the world cup and so confidently and empahtically qualified for Euro 2008 with blistering football worthy of the constant hype and truly worthy of the richest football nation on earth, oh wait.
Professor Calculus
10/11/2007 11:53:00
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Adebayor was out for the early games of the season too. The fact that we haven't fallen into the spiral of inevitable decline much predicted pre-season by the great and the good in football has really got up some noses. The problems haven't come now we have had the 'big tests'. Five of our 11 games have been against the team occupying the 6 places below us. They still can't quite believe it! After all we have too many foreigners don't we? You can't win anything with foreign kids surely? Shouldn't we have spent millions on big name players? Anyway - if we do win anything it will be bad for English football won't it? Better hope that it all goes wrong - eh!
Amos.
10/11/2007 12:06:00
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I guess we will be hearing the same old *****e till the end of the season. The fact is that the squad has stepped up when faced with injuries to key players (Gallas, RVP, Ade, Rosicky) and I am tired of hearing that Arsenal havent been tested yet. Stevie G seems to think we are playing at our full potential now. It would be nice to prove him wrong.
prits
10/11/2007 13:05:00
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I don't understand why people simply cannot give credit when it's deserved. "Arsenal are playing well but.......". It's the same old bull$hit. They don't realize we have quite a few players injured nor do they realize we've played Man Utd, Liverpool, the Spuddies and Man City. We deserve credit for our start to the season not only for achieving the resuls but for playing the best football on th land (on par with the invincibles).
WouldYouBelieveIt?!
10/11/2007 13:12:00
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Gilberto was also a key player who we were without at the begining of the season, he has been overlooked now after excellent performances of Flamini!!
Rocky7
10/11/2007 13:32:00
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I was just about to say that Rocky. So what if Flamini gets injured for two or three weeks? We have a more able replacements for him.
WouldYouBelieveIt?!
10/11/2007 13:38:00
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There is nothing substantial in his comments, and he should really be thinking about his own team's erratic performances. Now players from all our Top 4 competitors have shared their idiotic thoughts about our weaknesses over recent times... all they do is become newly detestable (e.g. Hargreaves) or more detestable than they were already (e.g. Stevie Me). Maybe these statements are just crafty attempts to audition for a pundit role on MoTD.
Andy-bayor
10/11/2007 14:34:00
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to be fair with gerrard, he would know...he has much experience of "blinking". Liverpool has been doing it ever since 1990..lol
korodon
10/11/2007 15:35:00
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I personally don't mind this, i couldn't give a flyin one if we're back to the team that everyone hates. In fact i'd prefer it, love the fact that the little darlings down the Seven Sisters sing about us. It's so sweet. Think we can do a lot worse than build up a siege mentality, as the old Milwall song goes, let em come, let em come
AFC85Lew
10/11/2007 15:42:00
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