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Arsenal vs. Fulham

Emirates Stadium

28/2/09

15:00

Arsenal v. Fulham

The Fulham game accurately represents all the troubles Arsenal has had this season rolled up into one single match. A lack of urgency, desire, finishing, and effort was a clearly evident in that preformance. I thought the Fulham game of two years ago was bad, but the one last August was utterly miserable. Now we can possibly turn our fortunes around with a solid display at home to a team who's away record is shockingly horrible at best.

The question on all Gooner minds is which Arsenal will show up. The one who outclasses teams in Cup competitions, or the one who looks half asleep. Wenger has tried many different team tactics throughout the season, but most of those efforts have been fruitless. However against Roma, Arsene surprised everyone by deploying Nasri behind the striker, a role where he was used at Marseille, and Bendtner out on the left. This change brought a much needed fluidity to the Arsenal attack. I hope the Boss continues to set up Arsenal in this manner for the Cottagers visit on Saturday.

Vital Quotes:

Tim touched on the confidence oozing from Wenger right now. He takes a lot of slack from pundits and rival fans for this almost delusional stance on his team, but he does it for all the right reasons. 'In football, nothing is unthinkable, but I am confident we will make the Champions League,' said the manager.

'There are 12 games to go, if we keep our consistency, spirit and attitude, and our focus, we will make it.

"If you look at the fixtures, there are a few teams who have difficult fixtures. It is down to us to be consistent. We have 36 points to take, so let's not speculate too much on the weakness of any other team. If we win our games, we will be there."

Wenger is also the first to back up any player who is under fire by the media. 'We do not put any special pressure on a guy who misses a goal chance. The bigger you make a problem, the bigger it becomes. We remind them they have the quality' said the Frenchman.

'I remember teams who concede goals in the final five minutes and the more you say to them 'we don't want to concede goals in the last five minutes', the more it becomes a problem and the more you concede goals. So you just have to be natural, spontaneous and believe in what you do and your ability.'

Wenger added: 'Sometimes you have to take a distance from a problem and just think 'lets play well'.

Almunia, who has been in great form as of late, had this to say on the attacking problem. 'Before, we probably used to create a few more chances and also we would finish those chances quicker. Now we are spending a bit more time to get a final shot.

'The players realize the fans deserve more from us and maybe some of the players are feeling more pressure at the moment at home because we are not winning games.

'The only good thing that we can see from these kind of games when we are dropping points is we are still getting clean sheets.'

Arsenal Team News:

Arsene first reported in his Thursday press conference that Diaby had suffered a calf injury against Roma and would not be fit for the Fulham clash, but good news came out today that Diaby 'surprisingly' passed a fitness test and has been included in the squad. His inclusion in the team will hopefully be another reason to continue with the same formation from Tuesday.

Cup-tied Arshavin will be back in the Arsenal starting eleven, with Eboue most likely dropping to the bench. After another week of training, his physical and technical play should be better than it was against Sunderland.

Arsenal released some news on the return of an injured trio. Walcott, Adebayor, and Eduardo should be ready by the Roma second leg, and Walcott might even be ready for the FA Cup 5th round game against Burnley. Cesc and Rosicky are still about a month away, while Silvestre is out for... well who actually knows or even cares?

Possible Starting XI: Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Gallas, Clichy, Arshavin, Denilson, Diaby, Bendtner, Nasri, van Persie

Player to watch: Samir Nasri

The kid from the streets of Marseille has settled in quite well in North London. He started off the season with a bang, scoring just 4 minutes into his debut, but after a cold, snowy winter, his performances have understandably become somewhat erratic. Tuesday, though, saw Samir back to his best. If he is played behind van Persie again, I would suggest putting a pound or two on this man getting on the score sheet.

Fulham Team News:

The main injury worry for Roy Hodgson's side was that Andy Johnson might not be fit as he missed the midweek game against Swansea. But the former Everton man will be available for this match, and Hodgson has said he will start with him and Bobby Zamora up front, two players who have hurt Arsenal in the past.

Ghanaian right back John 'Pantsil', whose real name is actually 'Paintsil' but West Ham misspelled the last name on the official EPL documents, is suspended from the game. Frederik Stoor will replace him in the defense.

Player to watch: Andrew Johnson

If Roy stays true to his word, which I doubt he will, then Johnson up front with Zamora is a dangerous pairing. Johnson's mobility and excellent work ethic will have the Arsenal defenders on their toes. If Clichy, Sagna, or possibly both of them are caught up field when Fulham makes a counterattack, then I have a feeling that Andy just might get the better of Gallas or Toure.

Match Facts & Stats

Arsenal is undefeated in 14 matches in all competitions.

Arsenal tops the London Derby table with nine points from two wins, three draws, and one defeat this season against London teams

Almunia has started every EPL game for the Gunners.

Against Fulham Home and Away

League (inc PL): Arsenal 30 wins, Fulham 7, Draws 6

Prem: Arsenal 12 wins, Fulham 2, Draws 1

at Arsenal only

League (inc PL): Arsenal 19 wins, Fulham 0, Draws 2

Prem: Arsenal 6 wins, Fulham 0, Draws 1

Ref Watch:

Fresh off a brutal public lashing by Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell for a wrongly allowed goal midweek, Peter Walton will be the head official for this game. This is his third Arsenal match of the season(Everton home and Middlesbrough). He has managed 16 games in total this season, handing out 2 reds and 46 yellows. This gives him an even 3 card per game average.

Match Prediction:

Now Arsenal might thoroughly embarrass me here, but the time is going to come where some team is just going to get demolished by this Arsenal team. It should of been Roma on Tuesday, but it could possibly be this Fulham team, who have not won on their travels in the league since May. Even the Fulham manager sees the potential. He had this to say:

'Are they going to give someone a heavy beating? That's a no-brainer. It's just a question of when.'

'I know it's going to happen but I'm just praying it's not tomorrow. But I know it will happen, because this is a very good quality team with good quality players.'

I might regret this but I am going to predict Arsenal winning by at least 3 goals and possibly more.

Next Fixtures:

3/3 (Tue)- West Brom (A)- Premier League

8/3 (Sun)- Burnley (H)- FA Cup

11/3 (Wed)- AS Roma (A)- Champions League




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Writer: Brice Coffer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 27 2009

Time: 10:01PM

Your Comments

Hopefully my almost delusional optimism doesn't come back biting.
gunnerkid107
I hope thats the starting XI, and Diaby actually tries. It'll either be 0-0 or a victory by 3 or more.
TPowell
"This is his second Arsenal match of the season(Everton home and Middlesbrough)." I don't mean to be picky but how does that work out?
G4L
I'm not getting it. Are you trying to say I left out 'to officiate', because I still think it makes sense.
gunnerkid107
Hodgson promises to play with two strikers upfront. Attack is the best form of defense and I guess Wenger will also be happy about that ;)
ForeverUnited
GK, I think what G4L was saying is how can this be his second Arsenal match of the season if he's already officiated Everton home and Boro away? Let me ask my counting horse- Everton? Clomp. Boro? Clomp. Fulham? Clomp. How many? Clomp Clomp Clomp. Sorry. . .
elbondo
Some prediction there! 0_0 Er I had the same problem as G4L did, I thought after Everton home and Boro, this should be the ref's 3rd Arsenal game? No matter though. If they play with 2 strikers, good, we get a bit more space. But then I hope Kolo-Gallas keep up the good work, especially be careful in the air against their pair. Contrary to Gkid's prediction, I say less than 3 goals in total. :P
GoonerLou
Incidentally, I think we'll win by three clomps to nil
elbondo
FU, please humiliate the Spuds on Sunday and beat Villa April 5 (and lose to us May 16). But currently, please humiliate the Spuds on Sunday- if your B team can't beat that sorry lot by 3 goal then you aren't as good as you think.
elbondo
Ah wow my bad. Thanks G4L and elbondo. Its been a long week.
gunnerkid107
No problems braw, great preview.
elbondo
Need a win from you lads today please, Fulham have only got 3 away goals all season so don't mess it up. thanks
Buzz Lightyear
Fulham managed 3 away goals all season? Some stat indeed. Now I see where you guys are coming from with the bullish predictions hehe. Not that I care how, I want a WIN!!
GoonerLou
nil all draw unless we get an early goal.
Armory
So am I in the draw now? Easy win for the GOONERS!
Tom14
Almunia Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy Denilson Diaby Arshavin Nasri Vela van Persie I do not expect Vela to play up front.
Tom14
I still say Djourou has earned a spot in the first team. We defend route one football better with him, and that's how teams like Fulham will try to exploit us.
TPowell
Is that the official lineup Tom?
gunnerkid107
That line up is totally attack minded- they will need 10 men and everybody on the subs bench behind the to keep us from scoring today. Not many ball winners though.
elbondo
Yeah official. Vela and Arshavin for Eboue and Bendy. Like the look of the line up, lets hope for an early goal
SuperSwedeLimpar
This is definitely Arsene showing he is going all out for fourth now. It should be, key word should, an exciting game for us.
gunnerkid107
You don't need many ball winners in todays game, but we do have one of the best ball winners in the Premier league in Denilson, so lets not worry. Would you rather Song in there ahead of Vela or Diaby?
Tom14
The man from Russia of all places is the only Arsenal player wearing gloves lol
gunnerkid107
Gallas and Toure are really showing off how bad they are dealing with long balls...
TPowell
Feels like we're back to the Arsenal of 06/07. Shaky at the back, while creating loads of chances but trying to walk the ball in instead of having a go.
gunnerkid107
We'll get there, keep the faith guys!!
GoonerLou
I think we will too. We just need that one goal. One goal and we'll be exponentially better. Also how good is Arshavin? Brilliant today. We need to get him the ball more.
gunnerkid107
It p*sses me off that we are so reluctant to pass to Arshavin. there was one incident where Diaby could have layed Arsh clean through on goal, but decided to give it to van Persie, a pass which did not reach him, and he was well marked. Vela is playing very poorly.
Tom14
Diaby is getting the ball far too often for someone with such limited skills
TPowell
So Gkid I assume you'll say again next game that we'll thrash West Brom? It MUST happen sometime eh!!
GoonerLou
And Robin really, really, I mean really, have to stop flirting with the woodwork!!
GoonerLou
thursday nights next season
49ers
***** SAKE! We have been let down again! I think the fans have every right to boo the players, a 4th or 5th successive 0-0 draw is not acceptable. I think ladies and gents we are going to have to accept UEFA Cup football next year.
itsup4grabsnow
villa, villa, villa.. fulham deserved all 3, guys.
benji_starsky_avfc
Bcos AJ fired a couple of weak shots wide?
GoonerLou
No Lou I have given up trying to predict this team
gunnerkid107
because, in various periods of the game, consistantly, fulham outplayed you. particularly in midfield. though i have got to admit arshavin looked a lot better today. an arsenal win would have been very harsh on fulham. i am now more worried about everton :P
benji_starsky_avfc
We watched 2 different games then. I'm not saying we outplayed them, it was a pretty even game and a draw was fair. My dad as a neutral actually enjoyed it despite the lack of goals. You're clearly not neutral enough to agree lol
GoonerLou
Is this a new record, drawing all league games for 6 weeks?
GoonerLou
Arsene said we had to be consistent to finish fourth, so by his calculations we will be getting that CL spot, because we are consistently cr*p.
ArsenalRob
Uefa Cup here we come!
G4L
no, i do agree with you, but i am definitely not a neutral :) i wouldn't expect any special treatment from you guys when you're watching the vill,a either. a draw was fair, i agree. but i feel and said that if it had to go one way, fulham deserved it slightly more on a count of them giving a team like arsenal a great, great game. a total run for their money. best of luck though boys.
benji_starsky_avfc
what else can we say?By tomorrow everybody will be saying that the trophies will come.Ooh yes I know that they will but what about the Champions league position?Will it come also come or is it time we leave it for A.Villa to go lose in the group stages.Arsen is the best but what I don't understand is the fact that the game keeps on flactuating!Look we need the trophies for us to get hold of players like Fab,and V.Persie.Earlier on I saw a lot of comments suggesting that Vela should start or Arsenal to make Ideas into points!But he did not click!What is lacking?Is it motivation or what?For me let Nasr play where he used to play in Marseile and we will make through to our golden days.Now can anyone tell me if we now start wishing that dudu was there for us to get goals?Arsenal,we can score,we can win,and we can lift all the trophies on Earth.Don't go to the field with a weak heart!You are strong guys!You are strong!Just goooooo!!!!!!!!
Sheldon
Saying an opposing team deserved more than what they got is rich coming from a Villa fan. Villa has got at least 10 or so points this season from games where they know they didn't deserve to take those points. But credit to them because they DID get the points unlike Arsenal at the moment.
gunnerkid107
For all the goons,let the next game be a boost.We will spoil W.Brom.
Sheldon
IS that the real nail in the coffin? I think so. Villa will no doubt get all 3 points tommorow against Stoke leaving us 8 points behind them. With 11 fixtures to go, not looking good. Nasri was brilliant today and Van Persie worked hard despite not getting much of the ball to feet. Arshavin was bright despite looking exhausted with 20 to go and Gallas solid at the back. I have noticed that neither of our wingbacks can whip a cross in. No penetration from the middle of the park and no creativity from either Central midfield players. Our only chance of keeping Fabregas & RVP seems to be winning the champions league now or a miracle colapse by one of the 3 tems above us.
paul_ownz
more like... sixth place, here comes arsenal ;)) pity, cos i actually like you guys. well, somewhat.
johnny come lately
Anyone thinking winning CL is more a more realistic way of qualifying than coming 4th?
ArsenalRob
ha ha ha AR, hold that thought there. can i copypaste, enlarge and frame your last post there? guaranteed laffs.
johnny come lately
@ArsenalRob. Nope I think the only realistic option is winning nothing whatsoever, whilst the club and the manager spend the summer fighting to hold on to their only decent players who don't want to play in the Uefa Cup, then take a long hard look at how careless they have been in allowing this situation to manifest. Injuries fair enough, not their fault, but not even replacing key players last summer when the team really, really needed replacements AND additions, that carelessness is why this team is where they are now and realistically they are just not good enough. Self inflicted mediocrity is pretty much unforgivable.
Professor Calculus
one good thing is that the next game ain't too far away. i dun expect Stoke to do us any favours tomm, if they do, thats great, but we just need to keep our heads and get on with the job. the games are coming thick & fast now. Villa & Liverpool dun have any easy games coming up. and this goal drought will end sooner rather than later. so forget the league table for the moment and lets get back to winning ways this tuesday..
luckys_10
I'm not saying we'll win it, i'm just saying that our results this season favour us more in that competition than in the Prem.
ArsenalRob
ArsenalRob, ever since Liverpool finished 5th having won the CL the previous year that UEFA ruled out the defending champions qualifying automatically. I have said it before: next year the UEFA Cup will be reshaped into something new called the EURO League. Let's really concentrate on winning that and not to let happen to us what ACMilan did for themselves this week. I think we won't retain either Van Persie nor Fabregas - not even, for that matter, Arshavin. With the campaign for the 6+5 teams, we'll be first offloading foreign talent to comply. Tough times ahead.
PTGunner
Is there a chance of Van Persie joining Chelsea?
k_chelski
thats twice now that RVP has had a chance to score and hes not taken it, when he went round the keeper against suderland,and today when he planted the header straight at the keeper
fran merida
Perhaps I'm being too faithful here, but I think that even if we finished outside the top 4, 2 of Cesc, RvP and Arsh would show some respect and stay. I know it's our fault that we haven't lived up to their ambitions, but I think they have some belief in this club and the footballing passion to want to overcome this challenge. I know it's blind faith, but it's happened before, Milan last year, Bayern slipping out of CL and of course Juventus going to Serie B. I genuinely believe Cesc's respect for Arsenal and I don't think he'd leave us while we're on the slide and having not won a trophy here. RvP is debatable and Arsh may be content with escaping the Zenit mafia and staying. Perhaps....
ArsenalRob
Just back from the game....EBOUE is a (UNT and so is BENDTNER ...*****in shoot the (unts in the head and get rid of them, fu(kin disgrace to wear the shirt
Frosty B
"I think we won't retain either Van Persie nor Fabregas - not even, for that matter, Arshavin. " Well fu(k them off then, Van Persie has played like a big poof for the last 4 years anyway, Wltshire takes Fabregas's place all day long and is a better player..and why are you talking about Arshavin, mouthy little midget whose got too much to say from himself!
Frosty B
Like your jib Frosty, top showing.
TeddyLyon
GUys, you suck literaly at scoring goals. Where is the difference between a total defensive Poo and a total offensive l`Arse side? They cant score:D Your forwards suck big time.
German Blues Brother
Enough to see off your lot though eh GBB?
iceman10
PTGunner - try getting your facts right before having a go at others. UEFA did change the rules after the Liverpool saga, but it was to allow the holders to defend the cup. If you win the CL then 4th in the Prem doesn't qualify (assuming it's not you of course). It's on the UEFA website, check it out.
HeathfieldRoad1874
Any other manager (apart from fergie), would be close to getting the boot with our current plight.
NeoGunner
Im sure the goals will be flyin in soon.
Blitz
Yes Arsenal looked a bit blunt today, but the Fulham defence is now one of the best and most consistent in the Premiership. To beat them needs a hunger and sharpness that the Gunners lack just now.
Sindbad
Never thought i would see a class team like Arsenal struggling to score goals.
Thaibluefan
My wife is a gooner and she is absolutely despondent about your current form. Longest goal drought since 1993! If Arsenal fail to qualify for the chamions league this season you could be very deep in the bropwn stuff, as that's a VERY big chunk of your income gone, and The "Europea" League will be no substitute. Hope you win the Chaampions league this season though (Stuffing manure 4-0 in the final would be nice), as Arsenal and Liverpool are the two clubs from the so-called "BIG 4" that I respect. Good luck.
fifthcolumnblue
Frosty why are you jabbering about Eboue and Bendtner again? They weren't the problem at all and both did good things when they came on. I don't even know what match you were watching.
Ezekiel
Boro have more goals than you over the last four games, just to depress you a little bit more :-)
boros_finest
we played well i think and we could have easily taken the 3 points. it was a game that was very much in the balance....and in the way both of us were unlucky!!
KBFulham
Not much to say about this game in isolation... its just a depressing repeat and confirmation of what we know already. What a quandry Wenger has got himself into - he'll be going into the summer caught halfway between wanting to buy a bit more experience and thinking he doesn't need to as he invested all his confidence in the current crop. Don't know how he's going to deal with that, but I don't see us buying anyone else in the summer especially with the return of injured players and the 'growth' of our kids. Next season feels really critical now: are we going to see Wenger's strategy blow everyone aside or slump into another anonymous year?
Andy-bayor
thank you stoke, could that be the lifeline we need? \o>
Monkeyjerky
Wow, Stoke! What an incredible lifeline that could be for us!
Gooner_Vin
thank yu Stoke City. now we have to win at West Brom, bring the gap down to 3 points and put pressure on Villa. there is no way i see Villa winning at City on wednesday. i'll bet anythin gon that. ten games to go, 3 or 4 points behind, it's game on. but WE have to, have to win on Tuesday, it is the biggest game of our season now, glad we're away from home, so the lads won't be under so much pressure. come on guys, lets start scoring and winning now..
luckys_10
Villa game endid 2v2. My teams a joke, looks like top 4s urs !
Blitz
nah Blitz still a long long way to go mate. if we were 6 points clear, i'd say yu guys have no chance. and it's yu guys with a clear advantage. even if yu lose at Anfield and OT, we have to go there too. there is still a long long way to go and yu guys have a clear advantage. but if we win on tuesday, it's game on again..
luckys_10
I think are run in is to hard + i watched the hole game today and we need strikers, Gabby = Pointless. Heskey = Injured. Err Villa needid to win today, 8point lead is much better then 6 lol Tottenham, Everton, ManCity, Liverpool, ManUtd, .. Were doomed. Everythinks back fired as I said =/ But good luck anyways.
Blitz
Blitz we play United, Chelsea & Liverpool (the game will be postponed) in May. if we don't lead yu guys by atleast 5 points going into the final month, we're doomed. i agree yu guys needed to win today and ur result can only give us a boost which we need to capitalise on, but looking at the current state of my team, i'm hoping more than expecting us to take fourth. and whatever yu say about your strikers, someway somehow yu guys always manage to nick a goal and the points even when yu are not playing well. so it's not over at all at the moment. anyway good luck to yu too and how i'd love to see Liverpool or Chelsea finish fifth and both of us making the top four..
luckys_10
lol sayin that Everton will probley pop up and nick it now
Blitz
oh yes i completely left them out of the picture hehe damn it's getting so tight this league..
luckys_10
guys why the did the players observe a minute's silence in the game between Athletico & Barcelona? i cudnt really hear what exactly the commentator said, but he was talking about some training ground accident..
luckys_10
Spanish giants Atletico Madrid announced the death of nine-year-old junior player Diego Alcala Rivero in Madrid's 12 de Octubre hospital after an accident. The boy had been in the hospital's intensive care unit since Saturday, after the metal roof of the Atletico junior team's bench fell on him during a match in the Madrid suburb of Las Rozas. He was rushed to hospital with severe head injuries.
Blitz
I googled it lol
Blitz
Its bad doe.
Blitz
Unbeliveable yet another 0:0, What's going on?!
hackneyval
Oh.. poor boy RIP. Luckys, TH's back! What an assist, what a finish!!
GoonerLou
HeathfieldRoad1874, thank you for clearing it out, as I misunderstood the end of the Liverpool saga. I wasn't having a go at anyone and I think the issue is purely academic. Does anybody believe we can win the Champions League as toothless as we are nowadays? Stranger things have happened, but I really don't see us going all the way.
PTGunner
thanks Blitz, thats very sad, life can be really unfair at times. and yeah Lou, it was a Robert Pires kinda goal that he scored. how we cud do with him in our team right now. lets get him back & Toure next season in exchange for Ade & Song hehe..
luckys_10
and guys, lets forget yesterday's result & assume that we beat Fulham & Villa beat Stoke and the gap is still 6 points. i dunno why but i'm feeling very confident going into tuesday's game, i think we'll stuff them. but then again i'll even take an ugly undeserving 1-0 win over it..
luckys_10
and Lou barca dun look like the same team they were t the beginning of the season. if Messi is out of form or not in the team, they look quite ordinary especially in the defence. lets say we get past Roma, then wud yu fancy playing Barca in the last 8? or which other team wud yu pick?
luckys_10
Apologies for the lack of match report, family engagements dragged on a bit longer than I'd expected. But to sum up, I can't help but wonder how Diaby has the cheek to cheat everyone in the way he has, his performance on Tuesday was awesome, on Saturday he could barely be arsed and it's not the first time. Bendtner and Eboue played very well when they came on which was amusing because the home crowd were desperate to get on their backs and were probably quite upset that they didn't get the chance. Arshaving showed some good touches but we've got to work on our delivery, you could see how happy Fulham were to let us have the ball out wide unchallenged because they know we can't cross for *****. It was also a case of too many cooks with Vela, Nasri and Arshavin all tucked in behind van Persie, it meant the build up playw as ok but once we got to the business end of matters, there was only RvP in the box. Gallas was excellent again and he needed to be because Fulham did not park the bus, they came at us and had nearly as many decent chances as we did. Stoke might just have thrown us a lifeline but the fact is Villa haven't won in five and we're further away from them than we were five games ago, which is shoddy.
Little Dutch
it's so *****ing off, City have so many injures ahead of the villa game, i was expecting them to give Villa a real fight, damn. anyway we need to get the three points this tuesday. and LD we've also not had the luck infront of goal. if RVP wud have buried that header from Arshavin's pinpoint delivery, it would have been a different game. it's only a matter of time and the goals will come. lets hope Villa keep the same form going..
luckys_10
it is useless to talk about villa or everton's results, if we can't get our house in order. We need to rediscover our ability to score goals and win game first before we worry about what our rivals. We've not being able to put together a decent run so far this season, it is always a case of taking one step forward and three steps backwards. This Jekyll and Hyde circus where we have donned the Hyde's jacket far too often has to stop now.
Temasek
No such thing as luck, just inaccurate finishing here. For those of you convinced that somehow booing is just limited to Arsenal fans, dig yourselves out a video clip of the Villa Stoke match and listen to the reaction of the Villa fans at the final whistle.
Little Dutch
Yeah, I heard the Villa fans booing at the end of Match of the Day last night and it sounded like it was even louder than it was at The Emirates. What on earth is that all about?? Are Villa fans expectations that high now??
Gooner_Vin
Do I get the ATVO thing then?
Goofle
Gooner_Vin. 'Are Villa fans expectations that high now'?? lol It was the embarrisment of lettin in 2 goals in the last 10mins at home, to Stoke. There away form says it all. Booo
Blitz
Booing your best ever manager is a bit much isn't it? Think youshould be ashamed of yourselves for that, it's not like Fulham are exactly pushovers, and Wenger has had very little cash to spend relative to the other top 4 teams.
fifthcolumnblue
Why the lack of goals guys? What's happened to the Arsenal i used to love and hate?
Thaibluefan
 

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Much More To Come
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 22:00:00

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Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
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Walcott 5%
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