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Nothing But Pride!

Nothing But Pride!

Forget Drogba's offside goal, forget the pain of Drogba's bullet header, forget the ugly scenes that saw three dismissed, forget the bottles that rained down on Cesc Fabregas as he prepared to take a corner. Forget everything.

Even after an arse-numbing 5 and a half hour journey, I still feel incredibly upbeat.

The performance of each and every Arsenal player was nothing short of heroic. An Arsenal midfield with an average age of 19 completely bossed the middle of park that they shared with Ballack, Lampard, Essien and Makelele.

The silky & stylish passing produced by Wenger's young guns was a sight to behold, and the fact these young un's put this performance in against the current premiership champions makes it all the more remarkable.

Anyone still believing that Arsenal are a team in decline needs to give their head a serious shake.

The dissection of all the major talking points will take place on the morrow, but for now this tiered and emotional Gooner will head for his bed feeling nothing but pride in what the Arsenal team have achieved.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday February 26 2007
Time: 1:21AM

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Couldnt have put it better myself! Like when Obi Wan kenobi is struck down by Darth Vader, it only makes Obi Wan stronger and more powerful, today you watched future premiership champions in red and white. Nice pic, ive stuck a few in the pictures section for anyone who wants a butchers.
iceman10
26/02/2007 01:49:00
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And apparently it was celery they were throwing at Cesc? They seemed to think it was OK on talk sport/909 because it was celery forgetting it only takes one idiot to throw a coin instead of celery and Cesc could lose an eye. Its not what you throw its having the stupid mentality to throw something in the 1st place that matters.
iceman10
26/02/2007 01:52:00
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Yep well done lads, you gave everything today as we knew you would, Diaby was IMMENSE, Traore, Denilson, Theo (what a way to open that account boy!) all showed fantastic composure and skill, the chavs only answer to our liquid poetry was the standard long ball hoofing, the difference being the manhorses' clinical finishing. but I'd settle for that over being KOd by a trademark Lumpard deflection, there were three old spuds in the pub watching the game and when one of them turned to me and said "you're gonna take this" I knew we were fackin doomed. C'est la vie, now lets turn Blackburn over.
nikolaijns
26/02/2007 02:18:00
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Cant complain about the result AW said what his team was going to be and stuck with it, as you said the champions of the future.
col8
26/02/2007 02:31:00
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I liked the pre-game interview article by the Chelsea and Arsenal editors, it would be nice to see a post game one. Congrats also to Cjelsea. The young guns were the actual winners on the day, what with so much skill. Diaby was particularly outstanding whats the status of his injury?
phreddy
26/02/2007 02:42:00
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Yeah thats true the first 65 minutes was some great football by our young stars then they seemed to drop off which is only natural and their concentration will get better as they play more games. Especially Diaby and Walcott who were always posing a threat.
AB_Arsenal
26/02/2007 02:44:00
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the carling cup is all about education, and its imminent that Arsenal will be back next season for all 4 trophies. our youth team took chelsea to the cleaners. can chelsea afford to play without Drogba lampard robben terry and essien today?
49ers
26/02/2007 02:47:00
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Ditto, Rocky, ditto. Great pic btw. :)
ducksworth
26/02/2007 03:21:00
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I'm really happy for Walcott.. he showed his class today.. he is a fantastic talent and it was there for all to see! 2 years time and this team will dominate everything there is to dominate! It was always going to be a win win situation for us today.. and so we did win! But, just one question.. what does Senderos do on the training ground to impress Wenger?? Is he really that good or am I just being negative?
arsenalrulz4ever
26/02/2007 03:34:00
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ahaha. How's that in your coffee on the train home from Cardiff. We might always be a mid-table team but you'll never be up in the league of Man USA and Chel$ki. COYS
WhiteHartSpur
26/02/2007 04:39:00
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