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A Wake-up Call For 5pur2 & Arsenal Fans Alike

A Wake-up Call For 5pur2 & Arsenal Fans Alike

I don`t think it would be unfair to say that most Arsenal fans weren`t very optimistic going into today`s North London derby, indeed many would have probably been quite happy with 1 point from this stressful match.

So coming away from the match with not just the 3 points, but with a complete sense of humiliating our North London neighbours is quite a delightful shock more than anything.

The result and performance itself offered something of a wake-up call for many people connected with the North London area.

First of all it should serve as a timely reminder to our players of just what they can achieve with a little hard work, commitment and belief. All too often we`ve watched our player coast through games not believing we can actually win.

A loss for our team sees us struggle for weeks at a time, but what they need to realise is that what happened in the past has no bearing on the future. We can apply ourselves and beat the best teams. Massive victories against Chelsea and now 5pur2 are proof of that.

The second wake-up call needs to be for us fans. From a personal perspective, I`m still of the opinion that our current set-up isn`t the right one to take us forward for the foreseeable future, however when alls said and done fighting for fourth place, no matter how much of a step back it might appear to be, is not the worst position in the world to be in.

The third and final wake-up call, and arguably the most enjoyable one of all, is the wake-up to the Tottenham fans, which have been crowing hard and long this season about the shift in power between North London clubs.

It`s still going to be a tough task to overhaul Spurs this season, but they impressive way we battered Tottenham from pillar to post today should go someway to knocking them down a peg or two.

The fact that, Spurs, with the best team they`ve have in years, could be so utterly embarrassed by the apparent worst team we`ve had under Wenger should put some people in their place.

Me included.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday February 26 2012
Time: 7:38PM

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Wow, Arshavin must have really been a drain on your team's confidence! Fair play on an excellent performance today though and enjoy it while you can. We'll be back to haunt you soon enough - North London is still ours!!! COYS!!!
GoldCock
26/02/2012 19:56:00
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Well played Arsenal fully deserved.
MrSpurs
26/02/2012 20:00:00
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I think the entire set-up has been self defeating this season. Maybe this demolition of our neighbours can instill some belief into this bunch of players. One thing is for sure, we're going to find out what both Arsenal and Spurs are made of in the coming weeks.
Rocky7
26/02/2012 20:02:00
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*****ed up. But buzzing.
Sajit
26/02/2012 20:14:00
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AW has made mistakes and many of them but how many players he has wanted to play for us have been delivered by the commercial team and how many key players have been lost to insane wage offers or for reasons beyond our control (Fabregas). Its not all AW's fault and I fail to see another manager who can do the job he has done with the resources he has had or the wages we pay. If we intend to back a new manager with 50 million, AW deserves the same chance.
Deltaforce
26/02/2012 20:23:00
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Our lads showed the kind of fight we expect to see and have done everyone proud today. Now, this is the kind of result they will get if they only apply themselves in the games requiring that we step up our game. Wenger got it right today, selection and tactics- wise, those 2 lucky early goals notwithstanding; the fact he made no change until late on said it all and shows he does know his players. As for the Spurs fans, appreciate how some of them have come on here to congratulate us; very gracious of those who did. It has been an absolute bedlam of posts on the VS site (yes; I couldn't resist going to peek) today from threatening some of their stars to suggesting they would have done a better job than 'Arry. There were laughable posts about how VdV was a wrong buy, Bale an over-hyped player, Parker too slow, King shouldn't have played, Ekotto having a shocker of a game, etc. no one was spared! You've got to hand it to the Spuds; they sure know how to do an inquest, cannibal style.
Naijagunner
26/02/2012 21:35:00
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A sharp contrast to the crowing posts the day before the game to when they went 2 up. Pathetic lot! And, thanks to Sajit, Niko, DF, etc. who went over to console them over on VS. Hahahaha!
Naijagunner
26/02/2012 21:38:00
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I still think we need some changes. If only to find a way of getting this kind of attitude out of the boys on a consistent basis.
Rocky7
26/02/2012 21:47:00
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We saw our team pressing today, which they do seem to do on rare occasions. They pressed but we pressed back and passed better in midfield! Feck off you Spurs!!!
Andy-T
26/02/2012 21:54:00
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Methinks that reserve game and Arshavin going off on loan had its effect on the team and brought out that attitude. We just need to keep this pressing game up the rest of the season and we could go unbeaten to the end.
Naijagunner
26/02/2012 22:07:00
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