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I always said that no matter what happens for the rest of the season that I would be proud of these boys for what they've achieved in the face of adversity, and that is still the case, but at this moment in time I can feel nothing but anger and shame.

I think (thought) injuries could have cost us a genuine shot at the title, but that couldn't be further from my mind right now. It's probably not the best idea to pen my feelings at the minute, my opinions could be considered, knee-jerk, reactionary and clouded by anger, but football is about passion so why not let it all hang out?

The way in which we blew a 2-0 lead with ten minutes to go is unacceptable, injuries or not the squad players filling their position should be at least competent enough to know the basics of football. A team harbouring ambitions of winning the titles should not capitulate in such a horrifying fashion.

Losing to Spurs is one of the most painful things in an Arsenal supporter's life, but in my 23 years as a Gooners I don't think I ever felt this angry with a loss to the Spuds. The game on Wednesday night was, in my book, just one of those results, they happen from time to time, but this ........

Maybe my anger will subside in time (don't count on it though), but right now at this moment, I am furious, and I don't suppose I'm on my own.

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

Date:Sunday April 18 2010
Time: 3:46PM


Injuries are a b**ch, just depends how you cope with them.
18/04/2010 15:51:00
won't win the league with such defending,
18/04/2010 15:54:00
C'mon, you had almost all your first team out, what were you supposed to do? I as a Spurs fan should be trolling, but I can't. Yes, Arsenal were 2-0 up after 80 minutes, but with a patched up back four and a frankly ludicrous goalkeeper, I really don't think Wigan's comeback was astonishing, except for the unbelivable discovery that this Wigan team has that kind of bottle. Cheer up, Rocky7, and pick yourselves up for next season. And, on that note, how much longer before we overtake you, based on this form?
18/04/2010 15:54:00
Tough luck Rocky, but if you are going to keep employing has-been CB's what do you seriously expect? Wenger has completely lost the plot, but suspect thta if he stays he will still say give me another 5 yrs to let the kids grow up!
18/04/2010 15:55:00
DS - Had we lost the game from the begining I might ... might ... have agreed with you, but 2-0 with ten minutes to go against Wigan? An absolute f***ing disgrace.
18/04/2010 15:56:00
that must have hurt
Blue Mike
18/04/2010 16:00:00
You need a new goalkeeper, Joe Hart perhaps or is he too English for Wenger? Apart from that there's nothing that much wrong you have plenty of injurys and its hard. You're still easily the 3rd best team in the land. You havent improved though his season, i'd dare say youve declined a little when you consider that Utd and Liverpool arent as good as they were 2 years ago and Chelsea are getting old (The prem isnt as strong this year - hell we're in 4th ffs!) yet you're still miles away from the league and youve sneaked how many points in the last minute?
18/04/2010 16:01:00
2-0 up with 10 minutes to go is arguably the hardest thing to defend, Rocky7. Examples from this season alone would beEverton fighting back in the last ten minutes to draw 2-2 with us, and that was an injury-hit Everton side. Basically, if you let in a goal, and it does become two-one, the opposition will fight tooth and nail to get the equaliser, and the defence will lose the confidence they had at 2-0. At that point, with a nervous young keeper and an old central defensive pairing which should never have been out there at all, what can you expect? So what I suggest is stop wallowing in your self-despair, realise that wih your first team out, you wouldn't have let that hsppen, and get on with the next game.
18/04/2010 16:02:00
I've got Spurs fans trying to pick me up when Arsenal have just suffered one of the most laughable and embarassing defeats I've ever seen in my life .... is the world about to end? lol
18/04/2010 16:04:00
Make em walk the plank off Wigan pier. When the tide's out.
18/04/2010 16:05:00
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