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Arsenal 1 Manchester United 0

The world suddenly feels like a lighter, brighter place today. With the criminal waste of tax payers` money taking place in London on Friday, we were into the third day of a beautifully sunny four day weekend. Though our own title chances have rather faded off over the horizon, a game against Manchester United never feels like a low key affair. It rather felt like it was the first day of next season and a chance to restore some confidence and finish the season strongly. Having slain Chelsea and Barcelona in our own backyard and comprehensively taken Manchester City apart at Eastlands, Arsenal knew they had the quality to win the game. The feeling of a new era beginning was perhaps amplified by the exclusion of Cesc Fabregas from the starting line up due to injury, with Aaron Ramsey being entrusted with the midfield playmaker role. I have to say that that made me fearful upon entering the ground; Ramsey had yet to look sharp whilst Cesc has been something of a one man band of late.

But if anything, his absence seemed to imbue the team with the realisation that they were going to have to stand up and take responsibility without Fabregas cutting their meat for them. Ramsey looked something like the player we were cruelly denied of last February. Another interesting footnote of the last few games is that Jens Lehmann has remained on the bench despite the fact that the manager has confirmed Manuel Almunia`s fitness. Arsenal`s starting line up was the youngest fielded in a Premiership game this season at 23.9 years average age. The home side began the game quickly, with Walcott`s movement in particular causing United problems. Van Persie sent a pass to Theo on the right, he sent in a low cross which was initially intercepted by Ferdinand; Vidic found the loose ball and cleared it only as far as Wilshere inside the area, but he rushed his shot and ended up dragging it wide. Next it was Arsenal`s left hand side that caused United panic, Clichy sending in a searching low cross which Walcott toe ended over under the attentions of Vidic from close range.

Wilshere has traditionally swapped with Song in the holding role this year, but yesterday it seemed Song sat on Rooney and it was Ramsey and Wilshere who swapped in behind van Persie. Wilshere collected a Nasri pass on the left hand edge of the box, drove at Vidic before sending a teasing low cross towards Walcott on the back post which Evra cut out in the nick of time. Arsenal`s domination was rife and the likes of Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra were left to perform last ditch heroics, and Chris Foy came into his own for United, committing three excellent block tackles on Arsenal players in the first half, which made him more effective than Michael Carrick. In particular he was on top form when Wilshere ran at Vidic again, Vidic rugby tackled Wilshere on the edge of the area and Foy apparently saw no infringement. Which begs the question what in blue f**k is he doing officiating at this level? It struck me that it was the ever hateful Wayne Rooney that was running the show, barking at the referee to issue cards every single time a foul was called.

United were obviously looking to play on the break and that tactic almost paid dividends when Fabio skipped past Koscielny in the area and looked for a pull back to Hernandez, but Sagna was on hand to intercept brilliantly. A moment symptomatic of his season. Then came Foy`s most telling interception of all, when Ramsey spun the ball out to Walcott on the right, Walcott sent in a fizzing cross which Vidic clearly punched away from the head of van Persie, yet no penalty was given. If the referee didn`t see it, which, I repeat, if he didn`t, I have to ask why he`s officiating a game of this ilk, then one can only marvel at what the Linesman was looking at. There was no tangle of bodies or throng of players, just an untroubled view of Vidic blatantly denying a clear goal scoring opportunity. A horrible decision from the officials, who left the pitch at half time with the booing of 57,000 Gooners ringing in their ears. At half time, a knock to the thigh of Samir Nasri meant he was to be replaced by Andrey Arshavin. Ferguson had targeted Arshavin successfully as a weak defensive link in the F.A. Cup defeat at Old Trafford, so it`s perhaps indicative that Ferguson sent Valencia on for Anderson early in the second half to try and exploit any gaps on Arsenal`s left. Ferguson hadn`t banked on Arshavin apparently being possessed by the spirit of Ray Parlour.

United still weren`t providing much of a threat, though Rooney`s free kick stung Szczesny`s palms, whilst Evra`s follow up flew into the side netting. Ferguson`s tactical folly in putting Valencia on and moving Park Ji Sung into central midfield was exposed instantly as Ramsey found van Persie careering away on the right. Van Persie teased Fabio, before spotting that Ramsey had marched into the United area untracked, van Persie`s pull back was rewarded by a sweet, first time guided finish by Aaron Ramsey into Edwin van der Sar`s bottom corner. United reacted by upping the tempo, whilst Arsenal looked to guard their lead. Nani`s corner caused hearts to leap into mouths when Vidic rose for a free header, but headed wide. Foy was again obliging for the hosts, booking Alex Song for one of the cleaner block tackles you`ll ever see. It was Bobby Moore-esque, so crisp and clean that the ball stopped dead. To blow for a foul, let alone a yellow card in such a circumstance is to take umbrage at the laws of physics. Again, another startling example of a man not fit for purpose to do his job.

United began to apply the pressure, with Berbatov replacing the ineffective Hernandez and Rooney still being suffocated by the presence of the ubiquitous Alex Song. Though Rooney did break free of the shackles once as he contested a ball in midfield with Song and Ramsey, the ball ricocheted nicely for him, he teed Nani up on the left, but Szczesny closed the angle to make a good save. But the Gunners were looking threatening on the counter attack too and Ramsey and Wilshere combined to set Walcott free down the right hand side and his low cross was slid into the side netting by van der Sar. It was Wilshere who was next to lead the breakaway, teeing up van Persie on the left but his chipped cross evaded Arshavin on the back post. Then it was Arsenal`s turn to benefit from official incompetence as Rooney clipped a pass to Owen in the penalty area and Clichy clearly tripped him, but Foy, I think knowingly, evened up his first half error.

Despite the presence of tired legs, Arsenal defended well and hung on for a deserved victory. Players that usually hurt us, Park, Rooney, Nani, found themselves well shackled, whilst they hadn`t devised a strategy to nullify Wilshere and Ramsey swapping positions in attack. For Ramsey to score the winning goal was a real fairytale and it`s impossible not to be chuffed for him today given the 14 months he has gone through. Another winning goal next week would complete the happy ending you feel! Arsenal deserved their win with a mixture of substance and style. I spoke last week of reconnecting with the basics. They passed the ball well, they defended resolutely and when their chance came, they took it. No major injury time panics, no self destruction. I do hope however, that people aren`t quick to jump on the "who needs Fabregas?" bandwagon, it will take more than one game to convince me we`re better off without him versus the mountains of times he`s dug us out of holes single handedly. But hopefully this game can help players to feel a little more belief in themselves, so the next time the chips are down, they won`t hand the baton to the captain and shrink in his shadow. The win might have come a little too late for our title chances, but if you can`t enjoy a game and a win like that, then one would have to conclude that you actively enjoy misery.LD.

53.SZCZESNY, 3.SAGNA, 20.DJOUROU (18.Squillaci `69), 6.KOSCIELNY, 22.CLICHY, 17.SONG, 19.WILSHERE, 16.RAMSEY, 14.WALCOTT (27.Eboue `79), 8.NASRI (23.Arshavin H/T), 10.v.PERSIE(c). Unused; 13.Lehmann, 28.Gibbs, 29.Chamakh, 52.Bendtner.



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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 2 2011

Time: 3:03PM

Your Comments

It was a very efficient performance from us - something which is not considered our forte. We didn't let Foy's incompetence or the provocations of United players get to us and maintained a game plan and followed it for most part. Very encouraging if we adopt the kind of pragmatism for the future as well. Wish more gooners enjoyed the game yesterday for what it was and not for what happened before that.
Deltaforce
A cracking match and when considering the sheer volume of points we've given away from clear winning situations that one can't help but think we've absolutely given this title away. It should have been ours. We need to find a way to play without feeling pressure, because that's where we are faultering. I said on Saturday that we'd beat United because the pressure was off, indeed I also pointed out that in previous season once our title bid was over we've gone on winning streaks .... I also predicted that after the CC final we'd failed to beat Barca, Sunderland, Blackburn etc etc. We need to find a solution on how to play without fear.
Rocky7
Absolutely chuffed.
Sajit
Honestly, I dont know enough about what happens in FA. Is it clear favoritism or are the refs just totally incompetent. How can all refs be incompetent in favor of ManYoo?
Sajit
Explain how it's a "criminal waste of tax payers' money" if it attracts 2bn viewers worldwide and creates exponential revenue from tv revenue, tourism and merchandising rights? If anything that wedding made the UK government richer!
Chipo
Right I will read the rest of it now! :)
Chipo
People who say that game "proves that we can do fine without Cesc" would do well to look at the amount of actual chances we created in that game. ~10 shots ~ 1 goal ~ 2 shots on target ~ 6 shots off target ~ 2 blocked ~ 5 shots outside area. 50% of shots from outside the area demonstrates the amount of penetration we lose when Cesc doesn't play.
Chipo
CBI estimates the UK Economy lost £5bn from everyone having the day off, plus the cost of security detail for the day.
Little Dutch
Maybe Arshavin will have a future playing in the centre....of defense
ajwb
I heard similar facts Chipo, the royal family actually makes us a lot of money but we're not here to discuss that. Ramsey scoring was a delightful moment because it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy and after what he has been through. And on Arshavin, I think he is starting to enjoy the defensive side of the game more. I noticed at the Blackburn game he made a few of those defensive tackles and got a roaring applause and standing ovations from many. Maybe we should sell Clichy and let Andrey play leftback for us next season ;)
gronedrone
'posessed by the spirit of Ray Parlour' - So funny yet so true! A great performance by our little Russian.
Gun 'Em Down
Very enjoyable win yesterday. United looked quite out of their depth and it was easy to see they wouldn't have much by way of answers. Rambo was influential and Song was immense; Arshavin refused to be rushed in his play when he came on, (unless when he was back tracking to make another block) showing required maturity. The team must move on from here and build on this.
Naijagunner
Shows you don't need Cesc...great performance.
BlueBanes
LD, I am covinced we will have an enthralling end to the season, and the Gunners may shine again. Only six points in it, with a Chelsea - Man U battle this weekend? Could it not get any better?
e dubbz
thanks lads the result was greatly appreciated
merlin
Brilliant performance from the lads. Great to see a passionate Robin, with some good hold up play... Funny feeling that Cesc & Wenger might be setting up the fans for the inevitable over the summer. Rambo, take a bow son. Truly deserved.
Omogusii
I knew they'd come thru in this game-did not feel nervous about it at all. Never thought we'd lose, wasn't sure we'd win but I had a good feeling about it. Just proves this team's problems are based on consistency NOT ability. Been saying all season long we are a better team than either United or Chelsea, and certainly Man City. Just wish the players could have this mentality every week. When that happens, no one can stop this team.
jaelle
Come off it Ars*nal are better than United and Chelsea? pffft, nonsense.
Tony Rocky Horror
Chuffed with this win and we deserved it, but I don't want to get too carried away. This was little different to many other ManU games in which we have dominated yet lost. The major difference was that we managed to barely squeeze a single shot past the keeper, and Manure missed a few chances they might otherwise have got.
krismon1
TRH - I would concentrate on a team that probably won't even make Europe next season even despite only succeeding on a fine, yet ultimately pointless CL run this season. People calling for Harry's head, players will leave ..... makes the discussion of are Arsenal the 1st, 2nd or 3rd best team in England a bit redundant for you.
Rocky7
In the end Rocky we're not the ones in civil war because of the failure of our manager who has become an arrogant dicator. No-body wants Europa at Spurs anyway; indeed, it was in fact our NON participation in the event that got us over the champs league line last time out. Both clubs have failed this season. Players like Bale would have left anyway even if we'd have have qualified. We've got the basis to re-group and go again having survived the disasterous Olympic bid. It's not all doom and gloom, but for you serious questions must be asked about your squad and manager once again failing to bring home the bacon; and then having the audacity to tell your long-suffering support that fourth is now a trophy. But I would agree in principle with the assertion that Redknapp is now on his last chance to deliver. If he fails again to qualify he will be asked to leave. if you stand still in this business you fall behind. Arsenal have been standing still for a long time now.
Tony Rocky Horror
Totnum have been chopping and changing managers, directors of football, players for years. You've been falling behind for a long time now.
Little Dutch
this has been a strange season... after the amazing start, chelsea gifted the league to manure and arsenal... then in the second half, manure gifted it to you guys... then you guys gifted it back to manure and now looks like manure is (hopefully) gifting it back to us! the key word here is "gifting"
LampardsRightFoot
One final act of redemption for Ramsey it seems http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/sport/Lou-Macari-Aaron-Ramsey-easily-defuse-potential-explosive-Brit-return/article-3511230-detail/article.html You couldn't make this s*'t up.
iceman10
Timmy Timmy Timmy, disappointed at the fact you brought politics into our football forum!! We both know we have very different views on the matter but i see in the very same sentance you were not complaining of it making a 4 day holiday!! Naughty Naughty!
JLOWEP
What a ridiculous article that was Iceman10. Poor Shawcross. Will he ever recover from what Ramsey has done to him?
Deltaforce
Indeed LD, at Spurs if the manager fails to deliver he is asked to leave. Sticking by a manager who is failing does nobody any good.
Tony Rocky Horror
TRH, excuse us if the Arsenal board can recognise a quality manager when they see one and have the will to persevere with him through lean times. Our lean times are better than your golden times, mind.
Deltaforce
I mentioned it was a four day holiday, I never said I liked that it was!
Little Dutch
Well we effrectively got a free day off and a tax remebursment .... what's not to like?
Rocky7
Arshavin has shown us the way. He has clearly heard and understood the criticism of his defensive play and responded by working on this part of his game by making excellent tackles and showing great tenacity. Whilst this is not what he is known for, this is the concept of fighting for the right to play our football. He deserves all the plaudits and hopefully he will regain some confidence from the reaction of the crowd and his team mates. I think a confident Arshavin is a very dangerous one and this goes for all the players because you don’t beat the likes of Man U, Chelsea and Barcelona without something about you. It’s the collective brain that’s the problem and although Diaby and Eboue don’t seem to have one, if we get our heads right by taking the Arshavin lead, the future looks very bright indeed. A couple of confidence building signings in the summer and we’ll be on our way. Also if we beat Stoke and Chelsea beat United then we’re only three points off the title race with six up for grabs……
Sir Henry
TRH - "Nobody wants Europa anyway" Brings to mind my 10 year old cousin, who having lost to his mate at chess, picked up the board, threw it across the room and said "rubbish game anyway, I let you win."
deaduncleted
Was at the game and also enjoyed the goading of Evra by our fans (Evra, you're a c&%t, Evra Evra, you're a c&%t!). That cracked me up and you could tell it was getting to him coz he started kissing his badge. So much to hate about Man Utd!
Gooner_Vin
"Indeed LD, at Spurs if the manager fails to deliver he is asked to leave" 2 Carling cups in 20 years is proof that this method is the way forward then is it?
iceman10
Two Carling Cups in 20 years? That doesn't make us proud and nor should it. We demand high standards and if it doesn't happen then we sack the manager. All of our managers apart from Harry and Jol were not doing the business. You haven't won a single thing in seven!!! That, I'm afraid is shocking, and as want- away Fabregas has been at pains to point wouldn't be acceptable at a big club. I really don't know what more to say but you're fools to yourselves. There are children well into school age now who have never seen Arsenal win a single trophy, and yet still you offer this man your undying devotion because of what he did once upon a time. Face it: Wenger is finished and you have simply become "part of the problem, not the solution for this once great club". See if you can find who came up with that quote!!.....fools to yourselves.....whistling past the graveyard again.....
Tony Rocky Horror
You demand high standards but you really shouldn't, 2 Carling cups in 20 years is your level accept it. Sol Campbell won as many Titles in 3 years as your club has in 127, where does your false sense of entitlement come from?
Iceman10
Winners have high expectations. But aaanyhooooo.....I do hope you don't think it rude to respond to a question with a question but what's your opinion on the civil war threatening to rip your club apart? You know... AKB vs SOBO (Senile Old Bugger Out!)
Tony Rocky Horror
However disappointing our season has been we get to enjoy another 14th consecutive season of CL. Hope you enjoyed your day in the sun cos it's back to insignificance and ignomy for your ball bothering circus chicken Byeeee! xx
nikolaijns
Winners have high expectations........you're not winners TRH. 6th place is not winning, getting humped in the champions league in the biggest defeat ever by an English club in the knockout stage is not winning, getting knocked out of both domestic cups and conceeding 4 goals in the process is not winning, having a cock on your chest is not winning.
iceman10
Having a cock on your chest is not winning. Awesome adage. Bordering on Socrates mate :) That is a motto to live your life by, well unless you're a pornstar obv.
nikolaijns
More like a 14th season watching Ole' Prof Nimble Fingers doing his John Cleese impression on the touchline while the SOBOs call for the dispatch of his noggin. DAN'T MENTION ZE CARLING CUP FINAL!!
Tony Rocky Horror
Ice: Dennis Berghamp loves Glenn Hoddle. Ice Loves Berghamp. Ice loves Hoddle. Immature, I know, but oh so funny....and true. COYS eh, Ice?
Tony Rocky Horror
Whats not to love about Glenda? One of 100's maybe 1000's of players that have failed to bring the title to the lane this last 50 years. Can you help us make a definitive list grandad?
iceman10
Haha, TRH ...do you cry at night? Arshavin was annoying me earlier this season, his performence in this game was awesome, i think i saw 3, yes 3, sliding tackles! Good to see him putting in so much effort for the team. I gotta agree with LD (for once :P) on saying i'm still a strong supporter of the "We're better with Cesc" club. We didn't play better because he wasn't in the team, we played better because we're not feeling pressure anymore.
FuiKaka
"There are children well into school age now who have never seen Arsenal win a single trophy"

And there are dead pensioners who've never seen Spurs win the league. Forever in our shadow.
Rocky7
Hey, let's not stray too far from the point! Let's keep on talking about how bad you are. Kick off old boy..offer me a rudimentary analysis of all your failings and I promise that, if you get stuck, I will be happy to expatiate.
Tony Rocky Horror
The point is the irony of a Spurs fan trying to gloat about us not having won anything in 6 (not 7) years. If a Man Utd fan wants to take the p*ss then fine, but you ..... ludicrous.
Rocky7
TRH, was missing out on the CL this year a very traumatic experience?
Deltaforce
If a Man United fan wants to take the *****? I think the range of people lining up for a good giggle might be a tad more heterogenous than that Wooky. For example, when I happened upon an edition of Private Eye even they thought it might be fun to have a pop with a delightful sketch depicting Koshelney's moment of public shame. Oh and Deletedforce, we aren't out of it yet. I would have thought that you, of all people, should have known about our near miraculous powers of recovery. Well, certainly after we beat you at Shashburton Rubbish Tip.
Tony Rocky Horror
Again .... the irony of a Spurs fan calling our home a dump



It's like a homeless guy calling Buckingham Palace a sh** hole.
Rocky7
And your powers of failure are far more renouned than your very occasional powers of recovery.
Rocky7
But your stadium is, in fact, built on a refuse dump. Isn't it? It's a refuse tip isn't it, your 'home'. Isn't it...
Tony Rocky Horror
Obsessed by Arsenal FC aren't you T-w-a-t-t-y Rocky Horror?
Gooner_Vin
YOUR GROUND IS A BUILT ON A HORRIBLE RUBBISH TIP!!!! BAHAAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAA, YEAH...
Tony Rocky Horror
Maybe so, be we have the class to clean up the **** and completely renovate before we moved in. You just keep the woodchip wallpaper, the knackered old Fiesta on bricks in the driveway and the big piles of dog crap in the garden and carry on about your business.
Rocky7
tony rocky horror how old are you, i have never heard such a childish post in all my yeaars, and im 68 grow up you sad excuse for a human being, at the present time, your using up valuable oxygen that other people need stay on your own sad site,and dont despair it will soon be totteringham day yet again
cornish gooner
How hacked off is our little wizened trolly mocky holler? PMSL here, you just know the old gimp is frothing rabidly as he hammers sweatily at his keyboard, the skinny chicken transfer flapping loosely off his cheap market top. As his white shart pain minnows slump further away from Europes only competition of importance, he knows the glory days have all to briefly peeked out from the huge shadow cast by the little club that coulds' gargantuan neighbours, oh the skinny cock did rouse momentarily, it cleared it's scrawny throat and let out a startled phlegmy squawk. Predictably it woke noone up however and it settled back in it's poo cluttered roost to it's deep permanent slumber. FOREVER IN OUR SHADOW TROLL.
nikolaijns
Alright, alright caaaaam down, I only pointed out that you were a pack of revolting south London trogs who play on a rubbish tip. Crikey, if you made that much noise down at Turdburton Grave you might raise the volume one or two levels above funereal. And niko, look, you're never going to be a poet, ok, no matter how many adjectives you try to ram unwillingly into a sentence....you lack a certain style.. a certain..how can I put it...humanity. To be honest you're a bit vile.
Tony Rocky Horror
Says the sad old man glued to the site of his rivals spilling his bitter spume day after day after day after day. Nothing to say, nothing to contribute and obviously nothing going on in the shell you call a life. You talk of humanity but how would you know? your entire bilious existence is lived vicariously through us! Tragic case. Still pop back next season and keep us updated with what's going on with Eastenders yeah?
nikolaijns
Phlegm? Billirubin? I must concede your knowledge of human waste products constitutes a slight touch over the average. You must be the thinking man's weirdo.
Tony Rocky Horror
Yeah I'm a vile weirdo, what a freak eh? spending time on a site of the club I love. I should spend my free time on sites of a club I hate like all normal people eh? Perspective, that's the word of the day, you are in dire need of it.
nikolaijns
TRH I'm afraid to say that nikolaijns just ass raped you in the *****ing stakes...it did make me chuckle :) I actually like you coming on here, frothing at the mouth with your blatant hate for our club. It means we are doing something right. If we were languishing below you in the league year after year then I guess we wouldn't see you here. I speak as someone who has NEVER had the urge to troll on the spuds site for that exact reason. The day that TRH stops trolling our site will be a very sad one for every gooner.....it must mean that our club is in a sorry state. Cracking game, I did predict a win for us on that very reason that was pointed out earlier.....about us not being under pressure. Everyone around me, me included was jumping up cheering every tackle Arshavin was making....and you could tell he was loving it. Both our full backs had a blinder, RVP leaded the line well, while Rambo and Jack absolutely BOSSED the middle of the park. Now I am going to drown my sorrows....worrying myself about how this club has a future with this terrible squad and a loser of a manager...engaging in civil warfare while trying to play football on this rubbish tip in the shadows of our mighty neighbour ;)
gunnerman76
Good points gunnerman well made - with a different yet refreshing perspective (theres that p word again Trolly) on the perma presence of our resident cock chested squatter. My missus just asked what I'm mucking about at online and I said 'oh y'know... getting called a vile arse raping weirdo - the usual' :)
nikolaijns
You know Niko, of all the repulsive insults you've slung my way the part where you said (by implication) that Arse*nal were the club you 'loved' was, by far and away, the most shocking and indecent thing I've ever heard. Really, it disturbed me to think that anyone could 'like' that club, let alone 'love' it. Horrid...takes all sorts I suppose. Personally...I detest those nasty little toe rags...I love to see them well under the cosh :)
Tony Rocky Horror
Really? By the girdle of Huddlestone whoda thunk it you don't like Arsenal. Stunning revelation. I don't like Russell Brand, he's a complete flange of the highest order but I don't spend every waking hour stalking his site telling him so, because it'd be very sad and bordering on the mentally ill. Speaking of nasty little toe rags hows Bentley? Can't see anyone wanting that little cock come the summer can you? nope theres no shifting him off the wage bill. 15 mill and 60k a week. Genius.
nikolaijns
Can we seriously not just ban this pathetic excuse of fecal matter? I come on here to talk and share opinions about Arsenal, not argue with with a 5 year old.
FuiKaka
 

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