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Bolton vs Arsenal: Line Ups



Starting Line-up

22 Jaaskelainen
4 Robinson
5 Cahill
12 Knight
15 Steinsson
6 Muamba
7 Taylor
55 Cohen
7 Lee
14 Davies, K
17 Klasnic


Substitutes
9 Elmander
11 Gardner
16 Davies, M
18 Ricketts
19 McCann
66 Al Habsi
31 O'Brien, A



Starting Line-up

1 Almunia
3 Sagna
5 Vermaelen
10 Gallas
30 Traore
37 Eastmond
2 Diaby
4 Fabregas
7 Rosicky
23 Arshavin
9 Eduardo

Substitutes
12 Vela
18 Silvestre
21 Fabianski
22 Clichy
32 Fran Merida
35 Coquelin
38 Emmanuel-Thomas




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 17 2010

Time: 4:02PM

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Bolton's "house on fire" start is over I guess. Now, Edu just needs a few more inches to stretch and reach these passes and he will have a hatful today.
Naijagunner
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17/01/2010 16:12:00

Traore is all over the place.
Gooner_Vin
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17/01/2010 16:22:00

How do you mean? All over the place busy or all over the place wobbling?
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 16:25:00

he's playing poorly, julie
TPowell
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17/01/2010 16:25:00

His confidence is shot.
Gooner_Vin
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17/01/2010 16:27:00

Uh huh. Is there any GOOD news?
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 16:30:00

CESCCCYYYYY who else
ajwb
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17/01/2010 16:31:00

julie, young Eastmond is playing well (matching the physicality of Bolton), also Cesc is still in imperious form, as usual
TPowell
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17/01/2010 16:35:00

Just to confirm. Did Cesc just score there ajwb?
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 16:37:00

Bolton L2P
ajwb
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17/01/2010 16:38:00

What the ***** is that *****. Taylor pushes Cesc head into the turf and then grabs his hair ... f****** ******. Shoulda had two pens ..... lets put these c**** to the sword.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 16:38:00

he did indeed! after a neat 1-2 with eduardo
TPowell
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17/01/2010 16:38:00

Yeh Julie,1-0 to Arsenal by cesc
ajwb
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17/01/2010 16:38:00

What does Bolton L2P mean??
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 16:40:00

League 2 Please?
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 16:41:00

haha It means learn to play.Bolton just b@stardize football
ajwb
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17/01/2010 16:42:00

How the ***** do they chant "same old arsenal always cheating" when they are playing like sore losing dirty cheating ****s and we're 2 penalties down? Leave Cesc alone just because you can't fkn do anything about how good he is you dirty *****ers. And yes, Traore is having an absolute shocker, Clichy at halftime i think
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 16:42:00

Yeah what's Taylor doing there with his knee on the Cesc's back/neck before grabbing his hair?!?! Rosicky's unlucky to be the only one booked in the other incident too.
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 16:43:00

Fantastic 1-2 by Cesc and Eddy for the goal aswell.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 16:44:00

These really are the most odious bunch of dirty c*** in the league. The trading standards should be all over these ********s due to the fact they have "football club" in their team name.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 16:44:00

How they have 11 players left on the pitch is a fkn mystery.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 16:47:00

2 Penalties defo, and bolton need to reosrt to just kicking Fabregas. And how did Cesc miss, Come on Arsenal
paul_ownz
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17/01/2010 16:47:00

Yep, they're disgusting. Hope we win today and that they eventually get relegated and Burnley stay up. Notlobs alright!
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 16:49:00

Eastmond's doing quite well. Probably that's why he's leapfrogged Coquelin in the DM pecking order this season. I liked what I saw from Coquelin in the few games he played last season. Just wondering how the kid's doing now that he's finding first-team appearances few and far between.
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 16:50:00

Robinson the LB,seriously THICK
ajwb
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17/01/2010 16:51:00

Rosicky gets a yellow for doing exactly the same thing that happened to Diaby litterally 2 seconds earlier? Ridiculous. They need to get a sending off to realise they can't play like that. If you can't win, lose graciously and play FOOTBALL with all your heart. Don't resort to being filthy *****ers. Discraceful.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 16:51:00

For *****s sake, never felt so aggresive in a game whole season! Should be 0-2 at the least and 10-11 in men!
Fabby69
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17/01/2010 16:53:00

Bolton are are sh|t kicking cloggers, we all know this. I'd be surprised if the combined IQ of their team reached double digits. They had a powerful start to the game but then we started asserting our game on them, and they can't hack the pace. I hope AW motivates them to batter Bolton in the second half. We could really do with these points.
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 16:55:00

Btw, what are the chances the FA reviews that **** Taylor and banning him for 3 games? None probably although it was not seen clearly by the ref and clearly done with malicious intent. Old same arsenal always cheating.... ffs. Bolton to go down! Lets kick their arse twice in a fricking week.
Fabby69
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17/01/2010 16:56:00

Why on earth has Owen Coyle left a decent credible side that he has built to manage a bunch of malicious, cheating meatheads? COME ON YOU GUNNERS!!!!
alex-pig
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17/01/2010 16:56:00

I dunno Alex. I really liked Coyle too. I really hope Wilshere doesn't go playing with these friggers. Skys Sports pundits saying how well Davies plays against Arsenal .... I dunno what they've been watching, but Vermaelen has made him his bitch.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 16:59:00

Agree with all the above regarding Owen Coyle. He shoulda stayed at Burnley instead of moving to the trolls and ogres in Bolton. One things for sure, if he can turn that bunch of retarded lummoxes in to a football team he can truly call himself talented.
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:01:00

I really hope we do them good and proper. Seriously. And to all you fellow gunners who will be there, make sure you give them hell at Emirates!
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:02:00

@Rocky - indeed, Vermaelen has monstered Davies, eating him for breakfast.
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:03:00

I'd like this game to be 4-0 ... or more please.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:04:00

It's Klasnic and Lee that're dangerous for them. Davies has done nothing of note. And now I hope Arsene decides against sending young Jack to play with these eff-ing cheaters!!
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 17:06:00

Why has Almunia turned into Paul Blobinson? His instance in belting it up the pitch every time he gets it is getting on my moobs.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:14:00

Traore is not a defender bring on Silvestre.
gronedrone
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17/01/2010 17:14:00

Why does Traore look so out of his depth. Time and time again he is getting found out. I understand he is not a natural left back but he looks really uncomfortable at the back, cant wait to see Clichy back. As i say that i see him warming up.
paul_ownz
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17/01/2010 17:14:00

You'll recall when I said that Craig Eastmund was the best to replace Song a numbr of you said all kinds of negative things
phreddy
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17/01/2010 17:15:00

Looks like clichy is coming on. Traore has been woeful. Hopefully Clichy wont get injured again.
gronedrone
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17/01/2010 17:15:00

Is it me or is this**** of a commentator desperate for Bolton to score? Unbelievable. Player performance, Eastmond is doing ok - Traore is a having a nightmare.
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:16:00

Rocky - I've noticed that aswell, booting it up to Eduardo who's against 4 defenders and tiny as it is. Troare is having an awful time. Clichy needs to come on. Our left defence is getting destroyed.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:16:00

Traore positioning is bad thankfully has as the pace to get him out of ****,otherwise he's Silverstre MK2
ajwb
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17/01/2010 17:16:00

We need to get a grip of this game and fast. We're just not holding onto the ball.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:19:00

Eastmond seems to be struggling now, keeps giving it away needlesly. Don't think he's handling the intensity well. Sagna seems to have gone back to last seasons crossing. Our defense needs to tighten up and work through this pressure. But there is a change that needs to be made.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:21:00

@Rocky, I think it's Bolton coming out at 1000 miles an hour again, with any luck they'll tire and leave more space for us. Well, that's what I'm hoping. @Phreddy, Eastmond is only doing OK, not brilliant by any stretch of the imagination. On the whole, we're not asserting our game like we were in the first half.
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:22:00

Merida for Eastmond? Didn't see that coming. Diaby will have to hold back then, which always makes me nervous.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:23:00

Right time to tempt fate as I did earlier on. Is there any GOOD news?
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 17:23:00

Ugh...
ajwb
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17/01/2010 17:24:00

Eastmond for Fran???? Will that make our balance defensively unstable or will Diaby push back?
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:24:00

@Fuikaka lol
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:25:00

We're still winning Julie .... that's about all the good news you need ;)
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:28:00

We need a goal, if only to shut this commentator up.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:29:00

I hate this commentator! >_<
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 17:29:00

Not in front of a TV at the moment. Sounds a bit grim though :(
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 17:31:00

It's scaring me how freely Bolton attack on their right hand side. Is Gael not ready yet? Silvestre did okay in LB before to be fair, it's just in CB that he sucked.
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 17:31:00

WTF?????? Was Almunia asleep then? Troare ...OFF, PLEASE!!
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:32:00

Hahahha serves him right! All clear and he shot just wide, Taylor, hahahahha.. The first one he blazed over the bar too, hahaha...
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 17:33:00

Yeah Traore needs to be replaced if possible. That's their only tactic at the minute, close off that avenue and they'll be stuck.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:33:00

@Julie, you can tell Bolton are ramped up with new manager syndrome. They are playing well above their level, but even so we aren't doing too badly - it's just not the mauling we all wanted. That'll have to wait till Wednesday ;-)
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:33:00

And there we go. Looks like we're gunna double up on the left hand side.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:34:00

Rosicky off for Clichy? ...Wenger = stoned? Haha wow
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:34:00

oh and agreed with the above. Traore is having a bluddy awful game. Clichy was warming up earlier, get him on!!
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:34:00

Come on now ... lets ram this one home and then have a party.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:35:00

I don't care about maulings. Just a 1-0 win would do me!
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 17:35:00

Ohhhh fk ...Vermaelen freekick ...not a bad effort
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:36:00

Ooohhppphhh ..... Thats not a bad effort for a centre back!!
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:36:00

Verm is beast
ajwb
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17/01/2010 17:37:00

How did Vermaelen get a yellow card for that when they've been mauling us the whole game?
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:37:00

great take franny
TPowell
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17/01/2010 17:38:00

MERRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUDFHASHGIUSHGSHEGLIU
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:38:00

YYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! FFFRRRRAAAANNNNNN!!!
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:38:00

What a finish by merida.
gronedrone
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17/01/2010 17:39:00

FRAAAAAANNNN!!!!!!!!
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:39:00

Wenger must be stoned! Merida scores :p
ajwb
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17/01/2010 17:39:00

That's all Cesc!! Ridiculously strong in the middle to set the move off, got it again and made a great run. Great great composure from Fran. Maybe he'll stay after all ;)
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:39:00

I think it was a deliberate handball by the verminator
gronedrone
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17/01/2010 17:40:00

Fraaaaannnn!!! :D
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 17:40:00

Hee, hee. Take that up the Arse, Notlobs!
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 17:40:00

Lovely. That'll kill any smash and grab worrys. If they try to open up now we're gonna smash em.
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:40:00

you're right Rocky, even though he won't get the assist or anything, that goal was completely set up by cesc
TPowell
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17/01/2010 17:41:00

Now lets keep cool and take the sting out of this game.
gronedrone
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17/01/2010 17:41:00

I dont feel quite as tense now. Merida has looked good appart from the goal. Hopefully we keep him
paul_ownz
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17/01/2010 17:41:00

Correct Rocky ...As per usual, brilliant by Cesc. He's one of those players that is just irreplacable. Eduardo has run his heart out this game aswell. He's got a big heart and i'm happy for him to be on always.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:43:00

That was Fran's weaker right foot too! What a strike! Yeah the Verminator's free kick reminded me a bit of those RvP's direct attempts at goal that went *just* over the bar! I'm happy enough but we do owe these eff-ing cheating thugs a proper spanking! Part II at the Grove please.
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 17:44:00

Carlos on for Eddie!!
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:44:00

Why is traore playin defensively instead clichy... Very good performance by Eduardo.
gronedrone
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17/01/2010 17:45:00

Come on Traore even I could hear the shouts of time
ajwb
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17/01/2010 17:45:00

Right, I'm going to insert one more device to try and get a THIRD goal for us. Is there any GOOD news? ;)
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 17:46:00

traore has done alright with gibbs and clichy out... but its good clichy's back now
TPowell
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17/01/2010 17:47:00

"He's going to jail, he's going to jail, Harry Redknapp is going to jail, how he gets there we dont know, how he gets there we dont care, all we know is he is going to jail! .... hahaha!! Nice one Gooners.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:48:00

Bolton have exhausted themselves in this game. We can go top of the table. If we beat bolton with more than 2 goals on wednesday.
gronedrone
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17/01/2010 17:48:00

matt taylor is awful
TPowell
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17/01/2010 17:49:00

lol rocky, i couldn't make out what they were singing... that's hilarious!
TPowell
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17/01/2010 17:51:00

***** ...can someone slap this stupid commentator? Seriously, he's a dick.
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:51:00

That was crossing my mind earlier too gronedrone:) C'mon Gunners!
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 17:51:00

Is it just me laughing at Taylor's blazing the ball over the bar yet again, bottling it for the 4th time in a fantastic position?! lol Sserves him right!!
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 17:52:00

We are takin the pi$$ now, they've got nothing left.
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:53:00

C'mon ...put this free kick home fabs
FuiKaka
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17/01/2010 17:53:00

2-0, that'll do nicely. Not a vintage performace but a solid one nonetheless, and we kept a clean sheet away from home!
Gunnerman
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17/01/2010 17:56:00

Excellent result .... and just a warm up to the pounding Bolton are going to take on Wednesday. It's been another good weekend, capitalising on slip ups from those behind us, it's something we've done well this season, everytime those around us have ballsed up we've taken 3 points, something we havent been able to do in seasons past.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 17:57:00

Good result, 3 points. And HOPEFULLY, top spot on Wednesday night!!! They're going down, they're going down, Bolton're going down!
julieloveshenry4ever
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17/01/2010 18:00:00

Any coincidence that the last time we challenged for the title Fabregas scored a hatfull of goals?
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 18:03:00

Richard Keyes and Jamie Redknapp saying they don't understand how we're doing so well when we have had such bad injury problems ..... the answer is .... we're awesome!!
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 18:09:00

Feet on the ground guys, let's win on Wednesday then start shouting!
Gooner_Vin
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17/01/2010 18:13:00

We don't lose at home GV .... especially to these mugs, I have full confidence that a victory will be forthcoming. 3-0.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 18:19:00

Coyle bemoaning their bad luck in the game, saying we got all the luck ..... I'm sorry, I must have imagined those two stick on pens that weren't given. Seems at though as soon as you step through the door at Bolton you become a c***.
Rocky7
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17/01/2010 18:21:00

To be fair, today we could see that Gary Megson made some good signings in Lee and Klasnic. From their crowd you'd probably know why he still got sacked.
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 18:23:00

to be fair rocky, there are a lot of things those two don't understand (they're not too bright, you see)
TPowell
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17/01/2010 18:24:00

Good, delightful win; 3 points is all we care about. Bolton did have their chances though and I think we have Matty Taylor to 'thank' for his wastefulness. Must say Traore was our archilles' heel tonight. He must have been disconcerted by the feel of Clichy's breathing at the back of his neck, as he returned from injury. Wenger only kept him on so as not to damage his confidence further, since he will be back up LB. About these commentators, what is it about Arsenal that gets them struggling to be neutral and yet unable to disguise their joy at anything that isn't in our favour? I just don't get similar commentator sentiments when ManU or Chelsea play. It was serious today and the only way to go is for the team to take each game as they come, all the way to the title and ram it up their throats. Now, for the balance of the 6 points on Wednesday.
Naijagunner
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17/01/2010 18:30:00

Excellent win, feel we played very well. Traore had a tough match but was more solid once clichy came on. And well what can we say about, there was a point in Henry's arsenal career when you just think of anymore superlatives, Cesc is at that point already in his career.
DBerg
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17/01/2010 18:30:00

Great fuggin game! We matched em and dished it back. Having Cesc back is everything. Last two games we started sluggish, uneasy and hugely lacking in self belief. We tore into this from the off as did the orcs (Is it just me or do they all look like Kevin Davies? really can't tell tem apart? apart from knight and that mallet headed Keane lookalike?) Only Wenger would bring on Clichy and leave on Traore!? guess he felt he was covered if Gael pulled up. Massive 3 pts now lets annihilate these grunts at ours. Cmon u gunnnnnnnnneeeeerrrrrsssss!!!!!!!!
nikolaijns
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17/01/2010 18:50:00

Well taken goals by Francesc and Francisco! :) Also worth mentioning is that Eduardo's finding his feet again, though I thought he looked more dangerous when the balls into the box were sent to his feet than his head. AA and Tommy Gun were clearly more lively with Cesc around them. Young Craig made a decent debut though I hope Aaron and Samir come back soon of course - btw do we know anything about their situations?
GoonerLou
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17/01/2010 18:51:00

Traore just needed some protection from the midfielder directly in front of him.........once Clichy came on in that position we looked much more solid defensively, so for me someone was not doing their job before clichy came on. And is it me or does Fran play alot like Fab when dribbling the ball.........he is going to be something one day too.
Will-i-am10
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