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It's Not All Doom and Gloom

1. This season, after losing Thierry henry, we were supposed to lose our place in the top four to a certain bunch of rivals from the wrong side of North London. We haven't too badly in his absence, have we?

2. The improvement of Adebayor. He's begun to prove to everyone this season that he's more than just a big guy up front. This guy has goals in him...

3. We topped the Premier League for several months, and whilst we've now lost our place there, for a long time we were the clear leaders.

4. But for two dodgy penalty decisions, we'd have been in the semis of the Champions League.

5. We'll be back to have another pop at it next year. Something certain clubs can only dream of. Which leads us onto...

6. St. Totteringham's day, our annual celebration of laughter and merriment, has been and gone once again. Nice to see that the spuds saw their proclamations of replacing us in the top four came true.

7. Bacary Sagna. He was missed last night, but all season long, he has been as solid as a rock, and surely been the best right-back in the Premier League - not bad for a guy in his inaugural season, and supposedly a lesser light than the other Auxerre defender who was signed by another North London club during last summer.

8. Theo Walcott gave us a glimpse of what we can hope to see more regularly in the coming seasons - a slaloming run from one box to the other, conducted at blistering speed, and the cutback for Ade at the end of it showed great composure and decisiveness.

9. The Orcs look like they might be going down.

10. We didn't spend £16m darren Bent.

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Date:Wednesday April 9 2008
Time: 9:55PM


HAH! Thank you!!
09/04/2008 22:03:00
11. Thierry Henry will knock United out of the CL (with a little help from Toure Jnr) :-)
Little Dutch
09/04/2008 22:04:00
Straight question for all arsenal fans..this is something which i think needs to be answered..arsene is an idealist in a world full of pragmatic managers...realpolitik is the word which comes to mind.A team builder,art lover-often the football his team plays is called a symphony and a thorough economist in terms of his transfer i am not saying he does not want to win trophies but his hunger for them is probably at the same level if not at a lower level than his belief in his this detrimental for the he being selfish or maybe he has got the bigger picture in his mind...what are you lots feeling about this...coz i am sick of discussing this with many of mates(except on matchdays) who are arsenal fans!!
09/04/2008 22:06:00
It's nice to know that we're still looking at the positives. And although it doesn't seem possible at the moment, there are far more positives than negatives to take from this season. Each and every player has considerably improved (bar one or two), some more than others. We've done remarkably well and it's safe to say that the club has exceeded every Gooner's expectations. The players efforts yesterday we're well acknowledged and I do not know one Gooner who isn't proud of the team.
09/04/2008 22:15:00
Essientric if you saw the facial expressions of Arsene on the touchline against Liverpool on Saturday when the game was almost over, you would have been able to clearly tell how bad he wants to win. It pained me to see his face.
09/04/2008 22:17:00
Essientric, I think you and a number of other people totally misread Wenger as some kind of idealist more concerned with the beautiful game than he is with success. He has had to manage the club on entirely different principles from our only real domestic rivals over the last 5 or more years. Chelsea have been able to build a squad with finances that would have bankrupted any other club in the world if it were run on conventional business lines. ManU have had a major start on us in generating revenues from a success that pre dates Wengers arrival. Wenger has not only had to build a succesfull footballing side he has had to change the whole economic basis of the club in order to stand a chance of competing with the two/three major domestic clubs and the more powerful European clubs in the future. The fact that he has been able to do this under the restraints imposed marks him out as far more of a realist than you give him credit for - it's his very pragmatism that has enabled us to continue to compete. There is indeed a much bigger picture in mind and its development is very encouraging and very exciting.
09/04/2008 22:25:00
I mostly agree with number 10. It's just ridiculos!! ;)
Fan of Blues
09/04/2008 22:33:00
Chelsea have been able to build a squad with finances that would have bankrupted any other club in the world if it were run on conventional business lines..i agree with that mate, though its a bit cynical as you have know idea behind dynamics of roman's investment.As for wenger I think you are misreading my point, Wenger wants to win but Arsenal have been the one of the most successful after man utd in the tv rights and globalizilation era, surely despite utd obvious control of this sector(the whole beckham phenomena being the prime factor) but arsenal should not be far behind, i am pretty sure they should have earned their share of the loot also and if not then people behind the scenes need to be blamed.wenger had apparently 70 million in coffers available for transfers and if that is restrictions then god save us all, he had to chance to get some people but he did not.apparently he could not find anyone suitable or good enough, now i find that hard to believe but it further fortifies my logic behind calling him an idealist..though that is not a derogatory reamark but a rhetoric one!!
09/04/2008 22:36:00
09/04/2008 22:37:00
Whatever makes you feel better lads!!!! hahaha
09/04/2008 23:22:00
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