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Team News: Arsenal v. Chelsea

Wenger makes two changes to the team who lost to United

Arsenal Starting XI: Almunia, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy, Fabregas (c), Song, Diaby, Walcott, Arshavin, Nasri

Chelsea Starting XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Carvalho, Cole, Ballack, Mikel, Lampard, Malouda, Anelka, Drogba




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The Journalist

Writer: Brice Coffer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 7 2010

Time: 3:53PM

Your Comments

still have no physical presence for ex-captain and carvalho to deal with, but at least there's some pace this time...
TPowell
I know, but Bendtner didn't leave Wenger with any choice. He won't be ready for a couple more weeks.
gunnerkid107
drogba really does like playing against us
TPowell
well done u bunch of ****s...... 6 or 7 nil today?? wenger just do the honorable thing and leave
Dan_83
Here we go again.
Gooner_Vin
dan, you do the honorable thing and leave
TPowell
You don't get anywhere conceding the amount of goals we concede
Gooner_Vin
So predictable that I felt a bit numb. Not saying I'm losing faith but it's really so predictable that anyone could have picked the bet of the day.
GoonerLou
Still a lot of time to go.. Nasri nearly scored, was thwarted by Petr Cech's amazing save. We need the second to kill you lot off, you are looking dangerous..
JT_daniel
Arshavin had another shot.. damn!
JT_daniel
it was arshavin and not nasri.. i dont care if we lose... i only hope that we put up a good fight and play with honour
arseneknows
to be fair to the boys, we've been the distinctly better side this first 20 minutes... just undone by the drogba yet again... remarkable
TPowell
It could be a long afternoon.
hodfoundgodwithapass
Awful, just awful. How truly pathetic we have become.
Gooner_Vin
We're so easy to beat, teams don't even have to play well to beat us.
Gooner_Vin
I'd give my left testicle to see the opposition actually miss a chance.
ptv-
I'm trying not to feel sorry for ourselves - we've played well and again only looked vulnerable when they counter-attacked.
GoonerLou
Seriously, your GK is taking the *****. He is ***** and will never be good enough if you wanna win silverware!
tuscan3000
Lou - how can we make the same mistake again and again? It's absolutely ridiculous and indefensible
Gooner_Vin
I've said it before but we don't have the personnel to make a 4-3-3 work.
Gooner_Vin
Well Vin if you have Drogba in the team and face someone like us, you indeed don't have to play well at all.
GoonerLou
Clichy left his man behind, gave Drogba acres of space. Being ritually humiliated by the big boys is becoming rather tiresome.
Gunnerman
Why do i feel like right now, any team that can counter attack can beat us? Every goal that goes in against us it's like ******** deja vu. Why can't we learn our ******** lesson?
FuiKaka
If you call passing the ball around aimlessly being the better side, then yes. The Drogs is the man. Fabregas will be a relieved man when the Drogs retires. :)
JT_daniel
Clichy's having a shocking game, I think!
JT_daniel
Just look how easy it is for teams to play their way through our midfield and get at our back four. Same as against Man U. That tells there's something fundamentally wrong with this system.
Gooner_Vin
But credit where it's due, I'm glad the lads are showing a lot more fight now than against ManU. It's just tough to keep the defence confident with this sort of record and performance, especially in the LB and goalkeeping areas. It's so unfair to the guys who're attacking well up front that some of those at the back can undo the great work so easily and incredibly casually.
GoonerLou
Alright just to improve your mood- "The last team to beat Chelsea in the Premier League after being two goals behind was Arsenal in October 1999, 394 games ago" (Nicked off from BBC)
JT_daniel
and if this commentator calls Vermaelen VermUlen one more ******** time i'm gonna scream.
FuiKaka
JT, we do usually pass the ball aimlessly, but not today, we're getting off a lot of shots, they're just being blocked
TPowell
Right, point taken. And FuiKaka, LOL!
JT_daniel
We have not been the better team, chelsea are well organised, powerful, and decisive. We are unorganised, weak, and crippled by fear & indecision. Having the ball for X amount of time is inconsequential. We are *****ed. Walcott has been terrible.
Gunnerman
Arsenal have had twice as many attempts. Basically it's just become too easy to score against us.
FuiKaka
Go Arsenal.. c'mon guys let us not lose faith..... i think we will draw the match....
arseneknows
having read that back it's all a bit too doom and gloom. But then i'm hardly enjoying the game! At least there's time to pull it back, fingers crossed! :-)
Gunnerman
Is it just me thinking Clichy's going forward too much?!
GoonerLou
Walcott injured from tackling Song ...yerp.
FuiKaka
Yeah, tried a Ronaldo and hit a 30 yard shot.
JT_daniel
That Sagna and Clichy can't cross the ball to save their lives is a feckin joke
Gooner_Vin
And who the fck are they crossing it for anyway
Gooner_Vin
If we don't pull one back before half-time, then it's game over (if not already)
Gooner_Vin
Yes valid point. You have two wingers, two wing backs- for what? If Drogba was on the end of those crosses, he'd be the new Puskas.
JT_daniel
You lot need a BIG STRONG center forward.
JT_daniel
should I start watching the 2nd half? Or are we that bad?
ajwb
I'm struggling to see what Nasri brings to the team. And Clichy has completely lost the plot
Gooner_Vin
Ajwb, depends. If you are a closet traitor and have blue blood, watch the second half. :)
JT_daniel
Title contenders my Arsenal!!! DO you realise you are only 5 points ahead of Liverpool who are having there worst season in a decade!!! Another home defeat...hahahahahahha!!!
cockeril
From his time at Marseille, I thought he was a attacking CENTRAL midfielder.
JT_daniel
Home defeat? Cockeril, mate- Which game are you watching?!
JT_daniel
I'll make my tea and watch after the half time Arsenal bashing;)
ajwb
Well it's been a good game so far. Lets keep it up in the second
gunnerkid107
Gooner_Vin - I was thinking exactly the same thing, why are they constantly crossing (very badly) against the strongest defensive team in the PL to our 5ft4" striker? It's so frustrating!! This whole thing is ******** doing my head in. URGH!!
FuiKaka
1st half over- Arshavin looks like he could cry. Can anybody give him a candy? :)
JT_daniel
how about we just let JT spend some time with his wife ;-)
TPowell
TP we know he doesn't.
GoonerLou
god dammit. Second half coming, haul off walcott, put bendtner on. Then pray it doesn't get worse!
Gunnerman
Lol come on fellas, no snipes at JT. :)
JT_daniel
Fabregas looks like he is the only one who really wants this.
FuiKaka
would help if Almuina kept his eyes open when someone takes a shot at him
fran merida
Why on earth did Clichy wander to the front post on 1-0?
ptv-
We all knew deep down this was going to happen. At the start of the season most people agree we were 2 or 3 good players short of mounting a season long campain. it had to go wrong somewhere and this is it. nothing unexpected.
NeoGunner
Arsene Wenger pointed out that our main deficiency last season was our defending, the truth is our defending has not improved. The 4-3-3 has been good for our attack and very detrimental for our defending. Last season we conceded 37 which is almost a goal a game, so far we have played 24 and conceded 28. You cannot win the title with a poor defensive. Man for man we have really good back-four but defending as a whole team from front to back we are mediocre at best.
gronedrone
At the start of the season the 4-3-3 did work okay, with Sagna and Clichy consciously spending more time defending. Now Clichy's running forward like his old self. Sagna's decision making and balance between attack and defence are much better. At one point his crossing did look improved too, but now, er, we should put the ball on the ground with our midget strikeforce anyway.
GoonerLou
******** Clichy and Sagna need to stop these lame attemtps at crossing. It's awful.
FuiKaka
***** why do we look so week against them? Almunia ...WTF??? Seriously.
FuiKaka
Was that Matt Damon in the home crowd?!
GoonerLou
OMG WHY DIDN'T NASRI SHOOT??
FuiKaka
@lou lol! Yah i thought that :) we are getting nothing out of this game.
Gunnerman
Sorry Gunnerman lol that just adds to my disappointment - I like Matt Damon as an actor. His football tastes (if any, if he's not just in London as a tourist) sucks.
GoonerLou
That's not true Gunnerman, we're getting very frustrated :P
FuiKaka
Ouch JT has used his thigh a bit too much.
GoonerLou
hooray! We have 11 men finally.
Gunnerman
Er not really Gunnerman, we have half a keeper and half a LB, so about 10 we've got.
GoonerLou
Go on nik! ;D
ajwb
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!
FuiKaka
Getting closer
ajwb
I don't know about the rest of you, but aside from those two goals, i think we've actually played well. Not saying we deserve any points or anything from this match, but its hardly been the disaster that people will try to make it out to be.
TPowell
You know what's funny? Despite our defensive frailty, we've created enough chances to draw/win a tough game like this. Not funny? Okay.
GoonerLou
Not close enough
FuiKaka
Oops TP you beat me to that - with a more positive spin too.
GoonerLou
Diaby rest for midweek:))))
ajwb
Booboo for Sagna, interesting.
GoonerLou
haha sorry lou... and just to add to what i said, in particular Diaby and Song did a good job in the midfield battle today... that damn Drogba just loves to ***** us as much as JT loves to ***** his teammate's wife!
TPowell
Time to get Mourinho in....
Dan_83
we can dominate in every stat going, ultimatly only the goals for stat matters and we are found wanting again. Chelsea dont do antyhing but sit back and eventualy win the ball back or wait for us to lose it. They are very efficient and even if we play another hour we wont score. Pass pass pass pass pass intercept pass pass pass bad cross and so on
paul_ownz
True to an extent Paul. I also happen to think Cech's having a rare good game too to be fair.
GoonerLou
For all the attacking moves, it's both defences that're making the difference on the game.
GoonerLou
Hats off to Chelsea, much better team. It's not much, but at least we played better in the second.
gunnerkid107
Or at least we played (much) better than against ManU.
GoonerLou
the other thing that is notable is that chelsea know how to bend the rules in their favour and be cynical when needed. Little drag of the shirt, blocking players off, give away a foul and pick up a yellow when need be. We need to learn how to do that.
paul_ownz
This chelsea side is just better than arsenal. The players fought and fought, and tried their best, but the best is clearly not enough.
prits
Incapable of winning the big games, we've become a team with a losing mentality. Yes there was lots of effort, but we were 2-0 down by then. Wenger's been flailing his arms about with frustration on the touchline for the last 5 seasons. Time to change. If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got
Gooner_Vin
You need stronger players. Older players, an older captain. That`s what I think this Arsenal side is lacking.
k.chelski
we need a captain who bangs his teammates wives, good point k.chelski ;-)
TPowell
Hey, better to bang others than to be banged every time. Am I right? :p
k.chelski
I think your team just needs one more year.. All you need to do is to trust Wenger.. He cannot go wrong.. And also about your Goal Keeper.. In a year or two he will become the next Iker Casillas.. So please please just trust Wenger...
danish chelsea
You've given a sterling example of why you should contest for the title against Villa, Utd, and Chelsea. Also, be honest...would you rather have human fecies or Walcott on your right wing?
WhiteHartSpur
Say what you will about JT. He was great today, and isn't that what matters on a footy site? For all of Arsenal's guile, your attack was aimless. You play like Chelsea was playing under Scolari. Too many touches, no decisiveness. Too few goals.
RadioactiveD
The blind faith in this team and the manager is quite shocking. Bendtner, Walcott, Almunia, Nasri, Eduardo, Denilson - all Wenger players all nearly men, nowhere NEAR good enough to win the prem, all too small barring Bendtner whos just mediocre, and all go missing in big games. 5 years later and were still saying the same things, complaining about the same policys and wondering why we've had our pants pulled down in the big games. THE ONLY light at the end of the tunnel is the massive debts Man Utd and Liverpool hve - meaning were likely to stay in touch with the elite in the prem. But again that was just painful to watch.
BigPat
RadioactiveD : But always remember the potential of Almunia.. I'm sure he will be the next Casillas... Just needs some more years..
danish chelsea
haha k.chelski, the drogba is to arsenal what JT is to Wayne Bridge's wife ;-)
TPowell
Chelsea is a machine- not always pretty to watch but they get the job done. I'm sure they will win the league this year, too much of ManU's season has been luck. Arsenal can finish second given the easy run-in, but I think the table will finish about the way it is now- aside from Spuds dropping below Villa and Citeh, although both have been awful lately, so who knows.
elbondo
and why is danish chelsea speaking of Almunia as if he's held in high regards? Almunia is trash, we all know it, you're hardly making a clever point by facetiously comparing him to casillas
TPowell
No I disagree RadioactiveD. I'd give some credit to Cech and the Chelsea back 4 for blocking some of the good attempts at goal. Some of the decision making in the final third was still falling short but we did attack better than we did against ManU (not that it's saying much). But the chances created could have been enough to draw/win the game. Cech made 2/3 good saves, Almunia let 2 in. The main differences between both teams are (a) at the back and (b) Drogba. We did okay in midfield especially. But some of the wing play was disappointing, not just with Theo and Nasri, but the fullbacks' crosses and that point doesn't need to be repeated.
GoonerLou
TPowell: So atleast you are clear about one player..
danish chelsea
TP Danish is trying to be funny. You either call that sarcasm or just yawn and let's move on.
GoonerLou
I don't rate Almunia and even I think calling him trash is a bit much. He's been poor as of late but today he could do nothing about either goal. The problem with Wenger is he's too stubborn to adapt to the most obvious of needs. As a Chelsea supporter I say this begrudgingly: Wenger is one of the best. That said, you need to buy a new keeper. I'd start with Neuer at Schalke, hands down destined to be a top keeper. I'd also look closely at Adler. You also badly need a goal poacher. Arshavin is outstanding but he's too small to lead the line. He's being played out of position, and imagine him playing just behind someone like Drogba. Defenders worry about Drogba and so Anelka is free to roam. Or defenders fret over Nico and DD does the damage. Either way you've got too much finesse, far too little power.
RadioactiveD
Why are we all still feeling the same and discussing the same things after these last few years?
Gooner_Vin
Unfortunately for you, that is true. If arsenal were a woman, it would call Drogba " Daddy ".
k.chelski
Gooner Lou: what could Almunia do to save either goal? Blaming him is very, very harsh! And to your point regarding your attacking display, yes, you had chances; yes, Cech did well. But you also had plenty of possession and what did you do with it? You created two good chances, didn't convert, and the rest was aimless. All Chelsea had to do was congest the area around the box.
RadioactiveD
i think we were quite good today. with a bit more luck on any other day we would have won this one. and ok we didnt get the points, but atleast these games are over and done with. last season United only picked up 5 points against the other members of the top four club. so lets go onto win the next game and then have another winning run of 5-6 games and then see where we are..
luckys_10
Lou, I know he's being sarcastic, but he should choose another player aside from Almunia... we all know he's not good enough, so its hardly a scathing insult
TPowell
k.chelski -- we can't take the "daddy" nickname away from papa abramovich, now can we? ;-)
TPowell
this ones far from over. we maybe rank outsiders now, but it's not over. United and Chelsea have tougher games than us coming up, but its vital to have a big big winning run now..
luckys_10
Did I specifically put those 2 goals down to Almunia? That was a general point if that wasn't clear to you.
GoonerLou
yu didnt lou but yu also showed that just like for most Arsenal fans, whenever we lose, Almunia is one of the first things that comes to our mind to vent our frustrations on..
luckys_10
"Almunia let 2 in." Yes, that's pretty specific.
RadioactiveD
The majority of us had expected a loss hoping for a draw at best before the game. The better team won, simple as that. They had everything in the locker and hit us where we're weak - counter attacking a back 5 who're lacking defensive discipline and collective confidence. At least the degree of naivete at the back wasn't as bad as against ManU lol.
GoonerLou
It`s Daddyskov not daddy. lol. Fine, have it your way, just call Drogba your pimp. : p
k.chelski
No RD there I was stating the fact, not referring to Almunia as the one to blame. English is my second language just so you know. And NO I'm not putting the defeat down to him - I did say and I'll say again: (a) problems at the back (b) Drogba were what made the difference today.
GoonerLou
No Luckys I spent more time asking questions about Clichy than Almunia throughout the game.
GoonerLou
why not combine the two nicknames, k.chelski? and just call him "pimp daddy" drogba?
TPowell
Lou, I can only infer what you write. A misunderstanding, no big deal!
RadioactiveD
I like that. PDDD. Catchy....and sounds like an STD.
k.chelski
better get JT checked for it then!! :P
TPowell
No problem RD, that's why I haven't been writing a lot of frontpage articles lol.
GoonerLou
Before this run of 4 tough games, I would've thought at home to Liverpool would be the least tough. I even bought a pair of tickets for my good friends to enjoy the game on their honeymoon to London. But now on the back of the contrasting derby results of the respective teams, I'm not so sure if I gave them the best wedding present lol.
GoonerLou
Almunia can still be casillas?! Wtf Alumunia is a couple years older than him.How can you aspire to be someone younger than you? taht said Rvp can help pick up results but it'll become the same scenario as the mancs,relying on a couple of players.Adebayor was happy,good for you & could play pretty footy,why sell him?Again Wenger putting profits before results.
Chelsea24/7
*that*
Chelsea24/7
Adebayor was happy here? news to me!
TPowell
Chelsea24/7 you don't have to say something that you don't know anything about lol. Almunia/Casillas was a joke. Adebayor too lol.
GoonerLou
We played well without being direct enough. Had more possession, more indirect chances but not enough shots on goal. Chelsea played neat percentage football, soaked up the pressure and were more clinical. We'll recover our missing cutting edge only when RvP gets back. Guess we'll have to bide our time and shred the mid table and lower table sides till then.
Deltaforce
you just need to cut out that final ball too many and feckin shoot!
merlin
lets all laugh at arsenal!!!! lose against liverpool which you will will and city win their 3 games in hand you might end up out of the top 4! hahah
MrDax
Real supporters singing the Arsenal songs in defeat, you could try and learn from that Dan_83 and try put some light in to that black hole you call a heart. Paul_owns makes a great point, those little tricks come with experience, some Arsenal players know how to do that but not many enough. I'm happy with the attitude and performance but not with the results.
gronedrone
arsenal are 3 quality players short challenging for the league. 1, keeper, 2, holding midfielder and a front man. spain have fantastic keepers and arsene should sign yaya toure and pazzini and next season you could b ready
MrDax
Unfortunately MrDax signings aren't that simple. If the club doesn't want to sell, if the player doesn't want to come, if terms can't be agreed, if personal circumstance prevent a move, we will not sign those players. People seem to think you just offer money and signings come. This aint championship manager.
Gunnerman
W've actually not played badly today and I was very enthused about what I saw in the 2nd half because I saw some fight. We seemed to compete better and finally seemed towork out that backing off and *****ting your kecks isn't the way tod ealwith Drogba. Fora monstrously strong player, Drogba doesn't like it up him at all and Vermaelen seemed to work this out in the second half. Unofrtunately, we started the game 20 minutes too late. We tend to start games very slowly (I believe, without checking, that the goal scoring stats will bear that out). We can get away with that at home to Bolton and just got away with it v Everton. Chelsea will not let you get away with that and they were happy to hold what they had and they do it very, very well. We also clearly miss RvP now. You can do without your top striker for a little while but it's been too much in this run of games. To emphasise the point, we had RvP last year and Chelsea were without Drogba for the game at the Bodge and we all know what happened that time.
Little Dutch
you boys could not score in a brothal. great football but no end result.
yidbarmy
yes little dutch van persie scored a 3 yard offside goal.lets have it right its not like you gave us a good gubbing,in fact all you heard was "how did arsenal come away with 3 points coz you were pants" you won but with an illegal goal so to speak.
springy
ps it papered over the cracks !!
springy
You didnt give us a good gubbimg as you call it either. Take away Drogba and you dont do much against us. And Yid Barmy i take it you are being sarcastic seeing as we have scored 15 goals more than you and in the last 10 games you have fired blanks 5 times
paul_ownz
gunnerman the reason i mentioned those names is because they are available in the summer. yaya toure is available for 15m same as pazzini. its not called championship manager its called targets to improve the squad.
MrDax
At least we played better than last week!!! But that's not saying much. Oh Well let's hope we can get back to Winning ways on Wednesday!
hackneyval
paul ownz 03 and 1-4 at yours were GUBBINGS!!!take away drogba? why, he's our player. its like take away fabregas, and you dont do much against anyone! take away van persie....oh we have and your pants as well!!
springy
Last 4 games won 4 for 11 goals 2 against...can we play you every week!! nothing better than beating sore losers and your manager is the biggest sore loser of the lot!!
springy
He's a pious hypocrite!
hodfoundgodwithapass
Sadly predictable. I like Wenger, but he really is no tactician. He and Pat Rice sit on the touchline and are totally clueless about how to nullify opponents. For someone who supposedly watches lots of football Wenger still hasn't worked out what strikers like Drogba and defenders like Terry bring to a team. Perhaps he choses not to.
Wyn Mills
springy, I would'nt be so arrogant if I were you. There are any number of banana peels in football on the field and off it as well. For a club as badly run as yours with no eye towards tomorrow, you should be humble. Pride goes before a fall.
Deltaforce
Hate to say it but King Canute springs to mind with Wenger, except he seems genuinely suprised his feet are getting soaked.
Wyn Mills
Against the big 2 we have been found wanting too many times. Tactically a shambles. 8 of the last 9 meetings have ended up in losses with the 0-0 vs Man United when they had won the league. Out of those games we scored 6 and conceeding 20. I think if we had RVP throughout it would be a different story. Take away Drogba & Rooney out for 6 months and we will see where they would be in the league. Without Torres Liverpool have looked a shadow of their side. But Ifs and maybes count for nothing and we dont know how to adapt to situations. Season over in Febuary is a sad one indeed.
paul_ownz
paul_ownz : when Drogba was away for ANC, we scored 17 goals in 4 matches without losing a single point.
blueKnightz09
and 5 wins no losses!!
springy
deltaforce,that rich an arsenal fan calling me arrogant!!! Whingers dig about Chelsea's experience is laughable,its pathetic. I've never seen a Chelsea player conjure up a penalty like Arsenals players do!! Pires and Eduardo for starters.And yesterday for all the corners you had who the feck was going to get on the end of them? And arsenal pass the ball just for the sake of it, nothing to show for it.
springy
spring: yeah, against Watford (H), Sunderland (H), Preston North End (A), Birmingham (H) and Burnley (A)! Hardly the worst period to be without Drogba is it. I'd love to see how you would perform against top opposition without him for a prolonged period. My guess is you wouldn't perform.
ptv-
Oh and you have Drogba in your team, remember? Don't come whining about us conjuring penalties!
ptv-
I was about to answer that PTV. I hear some guy on tak sport saying that they had won all their matches while he was away. We won a lot of our matches too against lower opposition. You were not missing Droba for United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Villa etc like we have. Jokers comparing 5 little games to 6 months of the season
paul_ownz
And im not making excuses either. Wenger had a chance to try and find someone but couldnt. Either way RVP is a huge miss i am sure that United & Chelsea would suffer somewhat from not having Rooney/Drogba. RVP had something like 10 goals and 10 assists before he was injured. Not easy to replace that as Liverpool found out without Torres.
paul_ownz
ptv, that will bring them right back to earth (was about pointing this out, actually). Chelsea couldn't have gotten a better run of games during the absence of the African contingent; almost like they "worked' things out with the FA, knowing that the ACN comes up in January (Only 3 league games played, or something like that!!). Plus, a game postponed for bad weather, thus having a prolonged period of rest before one of those games. Pleeeaase!
Naijagunner
Guys, I have watched the game again and didn't think the guys did so badly, with due respect to those who have reacted on the spur of the moment. They gave as good as they got on the physical side and had the chavs against the ropes for good spells of the game, without scoring with the "killer punch". I'll still go with the fact that the title will only be given in May and there is still a lot of footie left to play. Of course, there were some individual errors but these were not as pointed as with the game against ManU, so all that is needed is some calmness going into the next few games and we see how things go with other games.
Naijagunner
springy, a chav calling Arsenal a dirty team. I've seen it all now. You are on the up after 3 years of not winning the league - credit to you. But football is notoriously cyclical and your golating here may just come back and bite you.
Deltaforce
I aint gloating delta force, while people have a go at Chelsea its seems only fair to have a go back. I hav'nt called Arsenal dirty, Drogba has bever been booked for diving and never cheated for a pen like your lot.Take away Drogba for 6 months like van persie?? well theres the option of buying someone is'nt there? An option which seems totally lost on your myopic ungracious whinging bellend of a manager. I mean its not like he has'nt had enough time. Fact is if you had a great keeper like Cech and a top striker like Drogba, and a hard midfield player like Essien then you would be seriously challenging on every front. I know it you know it, Wenger must know it, but he puts his faith in small midfield players and overated kids, who are all similar and pass the ball nicely but thats it.Walcotts gone backwards. Wilshires got to grow a bit or the Premier league aint for him.Carefree!!
springy
"Drogba has bever been booked for diving and never cheated for a pen like your lot." Joke of the year springy. Anyway, some of the other points you make about the goalkeeper and striker are true and am not going to dispute that. I am not that concerned about the midfield because I think Diaby and Nasri can step up for us. I am quite sure that Michael ********* will be eating his words about us being easy to beat very soon.
Deltaforce
Even Jose Mediawh*re conceded that Drogba is a diver. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=921673.html
Deltaforce
deltaforce, ballack is speaking the truth.you are a bit easy to beat for chelsea and the mancs,hurts you but true. stop putting links that suit you, put in one that says drogba gets booked for diving and show me a penalty dive. its never happened
springy
funny,last year everyone was saying,take ronaldo out of united and where would they be...well now you have your answer
smudger5555
springy, you're joking right? You're actually denying Drogba DOESN'T dive???????????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
jaelle
i'm saying he does'nt dive for penalties and he has'nt been booked for diving jaelle...read what i said and take your time because you have trouble obviously!
springy
 

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