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Hansen On Arsenal Pressure To Win Trophies

Hansen On Arsenal Pressure To Win Trophies

Alan Hansen, pundit for the New Football Pools on the pressure for Arsenal to win trophies.

'No one can question the quality of Arsene Wenger`s Arsenal team but after their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea another trophy-less season could be on the cards.

For a team like Arsenal with fans that are used to winning trophies on a regular basis a barren run adds to the pressure on the players at the club. It`s a young team but 4 years without silverware can soon become 5 or 6 years and the pressure then begins to build.

Of course Arsene has a very young team and the experience they have gained can only improve them as players. On their day, they play arguably the best football in the Premier League. However, a club the size of Arsenal should be winning trophies so Arsene needs to strike a balance between nurturing his young side and picking up silverware.

The return of the Gunners big stars from injury will improve their performance but a two-legged Champions League semi with Manchester United doesn`t guarantee a final appearance. Hence, defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup will be a big blow.

Arsenal definitely have a chance against United as Sir Alex`s side aren`t at their best but with the Champions League the only trophy left that the Gunners can win, the pressure on their young players to end their barren run increases.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday April 22 2009
Time: 4:39PM

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shhmnnn...passion...shmnnnn...grit.....shmnnnooonnn....determination..... Did I miss anything out?
ChaosTeaCup
22/04/2009 17:19:00
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shhmnnn...passion...shmnnnn...grit.....shmnnnooonnn....determination..... Did I miss anything out?
ChaosTeaCup
22/04/2009 17:19:00
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Why is it that when Liverpool go thru a barren run of trophies, they never get this kind of article? Their last trophy was, I believe, in 2006. They won't win anything this season either. Will we start seeing articles like this about them?
jaelle
22/04/2009 19:23:00
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Why is it that when Liverpool go thru a barren run of trophies, they never get this kind of article? Their last trophy was, I believe, in 2006. They won't win anything this season either. Will we start seeing articles like this about them?
jaelle
22/04/2009 19:23:00
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I never read these articles that are put on the network .... that said, does anyone else want to bash this grinning moron right in the kisser?
Rocky7
22/04/2009 19:24:00
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I never read these articles that are put on the network .... that said, does anyone else want to bash this grinning moron right in the kisser?
Rocky7
22/04/2009 19:24:00
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I hate him so much and whats this about arsenal " On their day, play arguably the best football in the Premier League" on our day there is no team in the prem tat can touch us. The only team in the world that can get close to us on our day is barca. The only problem is our defence at the moment we need another quality centreback. With Gallas out at the moment and Toure not playin his best football since he was hit with malaria (not that i am saying by any means that is his fault). I just hope he can recapture his form that made him be regarded as one of the top defenders in the world. I have been amazed with how well Gibbs has done since he has come into the first team. But saying that Clichy boots are hard to fill so hopefully we can have him back soon as well. Then once we have a top class centreback and our first choice left back again i think we will be challeneging for honours left right and centre. Then lets see what hanson has got to say for himself
Thierry_Power
22/04/2009 21:30:00
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I hate him so much and whats this about arsenal " On their day, play arguably the best football in the Premier League" on our day there is no team in the prem tat can touch us. The only team in the world that can get close to us on our day is barca. The only problem is our defence at the moment we need another quality centreback. With Gallas out at the moment and Toure not playin his best football since he was hit with malaria (not that i am saying by any means that is his fault). I just hope he can recapture his form that made him be regarded as one of the top defenders in the world. I have been amazed with how well Gibbs has done since he has come into the first team. But saying that Clichy boots are hard to fill so hopefully we can have him back soon as well. Then once we have a top class centreback and our first choice left back again i think we will be challeneging for honours left right and centre. Then lets see what hanson has got to say for himself
Thierry_Power
22/04/2009 21:30:00
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Well its true what he says, that 4 years can easily become...... er 19 years ???......
radarman
22/04/2009 23:47:00
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Well its true what he says, that 4 years can easily become...... er 19 years ???......
radarman
22/04/2009 23:47:00
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