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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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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 17 2010

Time: 4:02PM

Your Comments

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
Traore is all over the place.
Gooner_Vin
How do you mean? All over the place busy or all over the place wobbling?
julieloveshenry4ever
he's playing poorly, julie
TPowell
His confidence is shot.
Gooner_Vin
Uh huh. Is there any GOOD news?
julieloveshenry4ever
CESCCCYYYYY who else
ajwb
julie, young Eastmond is playing well (matching the physicality of Bolton), also Cesc is still in imperious form, as usual
TPowell
Just to confirm. Did Cesc just score there ajwb?
julieloveshenry4ever
Bolton L2P
ajwb
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
he did indeed! after a neat 1-2 with eduardo
TPowell
Yeh Julie,1-0 to Arsenal by cesc
ajwb
What does Bolton L2P mean??
julieloveshenry4ever
League 2 Please?
Rocky7
haha It means learn to play.Bolton just b@stardize football
ajwb
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
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
Fantastic 1-2 by Cesc and Eddy for the goal aswell.
FuiKaka
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
How they have 11 players left on the pitch is a fkn mystery.
FuiKaka
2 Penalties defo, and bolton need to reosrt to just kicking Fabregas. And how did Cesc miss, Come on Arsenal
paul_ownz
Yep, they're disgusting. Hope we win today and that they eventually get relegated and Burnley stay up. Notlobs alright!
julieloveshenry4ever
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
Robinson the LB,seriously THICK
ajwb
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
@Rocky - indeed, Vermaelen has monstered Davies, eating him for breakfast.
Gunnerman
I'd like this game to be 4-0 ... or more please.
Rocky7
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
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
Traore is not a defender bring on Silvestre.
gronedrone
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
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
Looks like clichy is coming on. Traore has been woeful. Hopefully Clichy wont get injured again.
gronedrone
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
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
Traore positioning is bad thankfully has as the pace to get him out of ****,otherwise he's Silverstre MK2
ajwb
We need to get a grip of this game and fast. We're just not holding onto the ball.
Rocky7
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
@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
Merida for Eastmond? Didn't see that coming. Diaby will have to hold back then, which always makes me nervous.
FuiKaka
Right time to tempt fate as I did earlier on. Is there any GOOD news?
julieloveshenry4ever
Ugh...
ajwb
Eastmond for Fran???? Will that make our balance defensively unstable or will Diaby push back?
Gunnerman
@Fuikaka lol
Gunnerman
We're still winning Julie .... that's about all the good news you need ;)
Rocky7
We need a goal, if only to shut this commentator up.
FuiKaka
I hate this commentator! >_<
GoonerLou
Not in front of a TV at the moment. Sounds a bit grim though :(
julieloveshenry4ever
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
WTF?????? Was Almunia asleep then? Troare ...OFF, PLEASE!!
FuiKaka
Hahahha serves him right! All clear and he shot just wide, Taylor, hahahahha.. The first one he blazed over the bar too, hahaha...
GoonerLou
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
@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
And there we go. Looks like we're gunna double up on the left hand side.
Rocky7
Rosicky off for Clichy? ...Wenger = stoned? Haha wow
FuiKaka
oh and agreed with the above. Traore is having a bluddy awful game. Clichy was warming up earlier, get him on!!
Gunnerman
Come on now ... lets ram this one home and then have a party.
Rocky7
I don't care about maulings. Just a 1-0 win would do me!
julieloveshenry4ever
Ohhhh fk ...Vermaelen freekick ...not a bad effort
FuiKaka
Ooohhppphhh ..... Thats not a bad effort for a centre back!!
Rocky7
Verm is beast
ajwb
How did Vermaelen get a yellow card for that when they've been mauling us the whole game?
FuiKaka
great take franny
TPowell
MERRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUDFHASHGIUSHGSHEGLIU
FuiKaka
YYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! FFFRRRRAAAANNNNNN!!!
Rocky7
What a finish by merida.
gronedrone
FRAAAAAANNNN!!!!!!!!
Gunnerman
Wenger must be stoned! Merida scores :p
ajwb
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
I think it was a deliberate handball by the verminator
gronedrone
Fraaaaannnn!!! :D
GoonerLou
Hee, hee. Take that up the Arse, Notlobs!
julieloveshenry4ever
Lovely. That'll kill any smash and grab worrys. If they try to open up now we're gonna smash em.
Gunnerman
you're right Rocky, even though he won't get the assist or anything, that goal was completely set up by cesc
TPowell
Now lets keep cool and take the sting out of this game.
gronedrone
I dont feel quite as tense now. Merida has looked good appart from the goal. Hopefully we keep him
paul_ownz
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
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
Carlos on for Eddie!!
Rocky7
Why is traore playin defensively instead clichy... Very good performance by Eduardo.
gronedrone
Come on Traore even I could hear the shouts of time
ajwb
Right, I'm going to insert one more device to try and get a THIRD goal for us. Is there any GOOD news? ;)
julieloveshenry4ever
traore has done alright with gibbs and clichy out... but its good clichy's back now
TPowell
"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
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
matt taylor is awful
TPowell
lol rocky, i couldn't make out what they were singing... that's hilarious!
TPowell
***** ...can someone slap this stupid commentator? Seriously, he's a dick.
FuiKaka
That was crossing my mind earlier too gronedrone:) C'mon Gunners!
julieloveshenry4ever
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
We are takin the pi$$ now, they've got nothing left.
Gunnerman
C'mon ...put this free kick home fabs
FuiKaka
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
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
Good result, 3 points. And HOPEFULLY, top spot on Wednesday night!!! They're going down, they're going down, Bolton're going down!
julieloveshenry4ever
Any coincidence that the last time we challenged for the title Fabregas scored a hatfull of goals?
Rocky7
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
Feet on the ground guys, let's win on Wednesday then start shouting!
Gooner_Vin
We don't lose at home GV .... especially to these mugs, I have full confidence that a victory will be forthcoming. 3-0.
Rocky7
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
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
to be fair rocky, there are a lot of things those two don't understand (they're not too bright, you see)
TPowell
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
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
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
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
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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