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Gunners Are Fit To Wear The Shirt, Gerrard Isn't

Gunners Are Fit To Wear The Shirt, Gerrard Isn't

Following the sensational second half fight back from the Gunners to claim a valuable 2-1 victory at Anfield, Cesc Fabregas gave rare insight into the goings on of the Arsenal dressing room.

Arsene Wenger has a legendary reputation for keeping secret the inner workings of Arsenal football club, but following a pathetic showing from the Gunners in the first Cesc Fabregas revealed that Arsene Wenger blew his top at half time, screaming that the players were not fit to wear the Arsenal shirt.

In an interview with Sky Sports after the brilliant fight back Fabregas revealed that he'd 'never seen him [Wenger] like that before' and that the Arsenal gaffer screamed at them that they weren't 'fit to wear the shirt'.

The response from the players was instant, with Arsene's Gunners flying out of the blocks with much more Gusto. It didn't take long to get back into the match, and within 13 minutes of the restart Arsenal found themselves in the lead courtesy of a Glen Johnson own goal and an sensational Andrei Arshavin strike.

Arsenal have often wilted when they were required to stay strong to concede late goals and drop valuable points, but the boys fought and scrapped for every ball and didn't even afford Liverpool a shot on target for the entire second half, proving they were indeed worthy of wearing the famous cannon.

If half time team talks of not being worthy of a shirt took place in the Arsenal dressing room, then the full time tirade should have taken place within the Scousers safe-house, and aimed in particular at Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool are a team of fine tradition, the most decorated side in English football (for now) and yet Gerrard's recent behaviour has been a disgrace to the club.

I know that Arsenal are no saints, but the sanctimonious clap trap that 'Saint Stevie' often spouts makes him one of the most hypocritical footballers on the planet, especially after witnessing his on field antics today.

In his autobiography Gerrard claims that 'players like Carvalho and Ronaldo are damaging the game' with their dives, and has also laughably claimed that if he 'saw a team-mate doing it, I definitely have a word'. The most damning Steven Gerrard comment however came when speaking with the Daily Mail when he farcially claimed 'I don't think there's anything worse than a player diving when no-one has been anywhere near him, it's ruining the game'.

Gerrard is often championed as one of the genuine legends of English football, and whilst his talent is undeniable, his attitude stinks. Today I watched a player throw himself on the floor, try to get fellow professionals sent off and lunge in with cynical tackles for the entire game, and the more the game slipped away from Liverpool, the worse he got.

As previously stated, the team I love are not without guilt, but then again they don't go around pretending to be something they are not, preaching self righteous egotistical nonsense to anyone who will listen. I find it hard to take that Eduardo was vilified almost world wide for a dive that, as far as I can remember, has been his only crime to date, yet the English (and world, it seems) media refuses to take to task the actions of a blatant cheat, thug and genuinely unpleasant individual.

I found it quite amusing that Gerrard complained so vociferously about the denial of a stick on Liverpool pen today, only 7 days after blatantly trying to cheat a couple of points from Blackburn Rovers.

You reap what you sow Stevie, you reap what you sow.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday December 13 2009
Time: 7:54PM

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Rocky's on fire!
13/12/2009 20:02:00
Regarding their penalty, I believe that Coward Webb noticed (as I did in the replay) that Saint Stevie actually twisted his body and began to fall before contact was made. What makes it better is that if he had actually tried to stay on his feet there is no doubt that Gallas would have clattered him down for an unmistakable penalty!
13/12/2009 20:05:00
Spot on Rocky. But we know already Saints Gerrard, Lampard and Rooney are above all other mere mortals. They don't 'cheat', they're just committed. Only the other day Rooney was stating as fact that the English lads never dive. I'm as proud an Englishman as the next man but the sheer hypocrisy makes you laugh.
Wyn Mills
13/12/2009 20:31:00
Good win for you guys, also good to see that you guy recognize the performance of Alex Song today on the field. Very true statement about Gerrard. Its absolutely ridiculous how the English media lets Gerrard and Rooney (blatant dive against Villa) off the hook.
13/12/2009 20:40:00
Wyn Mills - You left john Terry off your list mate - he's the worst of the lot.
13/12/2009 20:45:00
Frankly I find it hard to blame Gerrard entirely though he should have the good sense not to be so effing hypocritical about it. He takes a tumble for the same reason Eduardo probably did - refs are completely crap at distinguishing between a foul and a dive. Coward Webb took the easy way out he gave all the home side 'dives' outside the box. He didn't even try to consider whether the foul was genuine except when it happened inside the box. All Gerrard and others need is a crap compliant home referee.
13/12/2009 21:02:00
You guys only noticed this now? Gerrard has a always been a diver and a hypocrite, nothing 'recent' about it. Rooney is just as bad. If this was a foreign player there would be uproar. So the English media are xenophobic, what else is new? And Wyn Mills, if there is one English player that will never dive it's Frank Lampard, keep the crap to yourself.
Saf 91
13/12/2009 22:42:00
fifthcolumnblue - worse than Robinho? I'm curious, exactly how many chances does Terry get to dive? Idiot.
Saf 91
13/12/2009 22:44:00
Chelsea fan I guess? You hide it well.
13/12/2009 22:48:00
SAF - Did anyone here say this was a recent thing? In the light of what Gerrard has done recently however, and the apt link between Wenger's halftime team talk, and my distain for Gerrard's attitude, I thought the article was quite pertinent on the day of the match.
13/12/2009 22:48:00
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