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Arsenal 4 - Tottenham 4

Premier League

Emirates Stadium

29/10/08 20:00 pm

Attendance: 60,043

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Arsenal
4 - 4
Tottenham
Silvestre 37, Gallas 46, Adebayor 64, Van Persie 68
 
Bentley 13, Bent D 67, Jenas 89, Lennon 90
 
Venue: Emirates Stadium
 
Attendance: 60,043
The Teams
Almunia
 
 
 
Gomes
 
 
Sagna
 
 
 
Woodgate
 
 
Gallas
 
 
 
Assou-Ekotto
 
 
Silvestre
 
 
 
Hutton
 
 
79
Clichy
 
 
 
Corluka
 
 
Walcott
 
 
75
 
Bale
 
 
55
Fabregas
 
 
 
Jenas
 
 
Denilson
 
 
 
Modric
 
 
Nasri
 
 
88
 
Huddlestone
 
 
van Persie
 
 
81
 
Bentley
 
 
Adebayor
 
 
 
Pavlyuchenko
 
 
65
Substitutes
Fabianski
 
 
 
Cesar
 
 
Toure
 
 
 
Gunter
 
 
79
Song
 
 
88
 
Zokora
 
 
Eboue
 
 
75
 
O'Hara
 
 
Diaby
 
 
81
 
Bent
 
 
65
Bendtner
 
 
 
Campbell
 
 
Vela
 
 
 
Lennon
 
 
55
Game Statistics
27
Goal Attempts
17
9
On Target
7
9
Corners
1
1
Offside
3
10
Fouls
17
1
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
0
65
%
35
Comments...
NLD's are always tough games no matter what the current form is - there is too much at stake on both sides for it not to be committed. Spuds must have been amazed then at the acts of gratuitous benevolence we showed the leagues bottom club. Not much that anyone could do to prevent Bentley's stunning strike but Almunia's nervous fumble of Huddlestone's shot gave them encouragement they didn't need. Denilson and Cesc put in good stints in midfield with Denilsons 97 passes with 90% completion showing efficient use of the ball. Fabregas was a little less economic but scrapped enough to win the ball more often. van Persie did everything he could to ensure the result went our way. Having a hand in all 4 goals, more shots than anyone else, passing accurately, creating more chances and putting in ball winning tackles too. The other stand out player was Gallas who put in a midfielders performance with 66 passes, 92% completion, a couple of goal attempts including his goal and winning the ball as often as anyone else. There were some good performances tonight - and some pretty immature ones.




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 29 2008

Time: 11:05PM

Your Comments

Still in utter disbelief. Fair play to Tottenham, and a stern look to the Arsenal players.
Rocky7
Win our next two games - away to Stoke and home to Man Utd, and this will be forgotten. We've just done this too often now: Birmingham away last season; Liverpool away in Champs League last season; Chelsea away last season; Man Utd away last season.
Gooner_Vin
I didn't realise we had United so soon. They must be licking their lips at the smell of blood.
Rocky7
how are we still 3rd is beyond me.
G4L
Fair play to the spuds they never gave up.........pity we did.
Will-i-am10
How bad was adebayor tonight???? Yes he scored but other than that he was terrible.
Will-i-am10
I thought he worked pretty hard for the cause Will. He did all the ugly stuff and thought he put in a decent shift.
Rocky7
This is like a bruise that's gonna hurt even more in the morning, isn't it?
Gooner_Vin
Yup.
Rocky7
Can't afford to loose games in the last 2 mins especially when winning 4-2
Tiny T
Our season rests on the ManU game. If our lads put in an inspired performance to beat them, the belief can come back - mostly for the fans.
prits
Goosebumps propt up as Man United fixture comes nearer. I was hoping we'd give Spuds a spanking to go in the next two games with our noses in the sky. But now the road is getting zigzaggy with the bumpiness.
Thing
Can I just choose to remember Robin's performance, the defence's first 88 mins and Theo's threat? Er Vin, thanks for reminding me of that fact. Now I'll go to sleep and wish it's just a bad dream.
GoonerLou
It's a disgrace of a result and these players need a b*ll*cking. Sorry Arsene but your fabled quiet attitude may need a rethink here. Psychologically they were gone... until Clichy fell over. He's a bit like Seaman: 99% totally dependable but when you get a balls up it's a big one and it costs. Almunia also picked the worst possible time to have his worst game in yonks. I agree that Ade was largely absent. Did pretty much nothing until scoring. We're ferked lads - it's a cup at best this season.
Moorish
Sorry Lou - just feeling a bit glass half empty at the moment, will feel glass 3/4 empty tomorrow morning, and then back to glass half full on Saturday.
Gooner_Vin
i was utterly sick sitting in front row corner flag by almunia in 2nd half seeing him fumble for bents goal and seeing clichy fall over thats all it was
Arsenal_1_Best
This game just shows the naivety or the team, They just dont know how to protect a lead when their lives depend on them. Such immature performance. Look at the stat, 63% of ball possesion for godsake. and these idiots let it slip. We must have the worst striking accuracy/conversion rate of the whole league. Tiem and time again, s**t team came and put a p** performance and get a few chances and take the poist away from us. And we need god knows how many chances to score from it. I really miss the Henry's and Pireses's. Damm!!!!!!!... To think we ran our asses off for 90 mins for nothing!!!. F**k this ****.
nevidimka
Good game lads. Have to agree you coulda got more, and you did gift us a couple, but at the same time we gifted you one and had two other disputable goals scored against us. All in all its a great appetiser to the return game at the lane. Great NLD!
Dave the Yid
I'm sick of hearing about ferking "immaturity" - buy some ferking experience! Same old song we've been hearing for 3 seasons. It's costing us points and costing us trophies.
Moorish
Reading the pre-match tripe I think you got exactly what you deserved. No humility, no respect, no result
Phartman87
Clichy is a right muppet// not only today, Birmingham last season and also forgot Man City last season he cost us a goal (all 3 goals came from straight show boating or school boy errors). Yea I know I know, he has been one of our best players this season and Arsenal through and through, however he is way too comfortable. He has NO ONE pushing for his spot, NO ONE. Traore is out at Pompey converting himself into a winger, Clichy needs a sounding. Almunia, absolute *****e. Sure Fabregas to blame for the equalizer, but atleast he was trying to push for a goal. Clichy is the one who put us in the mess in the first place. If you are not sure, kick it out, being caught out in 2 minds so late in the game with a 2 goal cushion is unacceptable. I am so mad right now.
manutd4lifee
Erm, Manutd4life .... why are you so man right now?
Rocky7
oh,... hahaha// i lost a bet... still clichy is a muppet
manutd4lifee
I think I'm Gonna Go Commit Suicide. Anyone wana help?.
Youngest in Charge
I have voted for Almunia as the MOTM. He certainly helped a lot. Great game and great entertainment though as always, shame we only play that well against the top teams though.
bringbackhoddle
Welldone agent redknapp. The way you sat there with a look of disapointment on your face every time arsenal scored n punched the air in ecstasy every time tottenham scored really fooled us spurs fans.No one would ever guess you we're a gooner. Keep up the good work agent redknapp!!!!! Your bench celabrating a famous win with 5mins to go n then the look on wengers face when lennon scored. goes in my top ten of priceless moments. ps please thank cesc on saving harry having to give a team talk much appreciated.
dspurs64
Just watching the highlights again. Adebayor copying the Henry celebration - so forced, so fake, like he's trying to convince everyone it really means something to him. That sums up the whole Gooner fallacy. Wenger and his players are hollow, no substance, pansying around as if life owes them results. Look at your "captain" muttering to himself as he walked off like some tramp who's lost his last can of Tennant's Super. Gooners, a reality check: You're not Cruyff's Holland. You're all smoke and mirrors, and your players have no heart. You're desperate to be a great team, when in reality you're also-rans, and you've got no chance of winning the title, no chance. The only way is down. And believe me, we're not the only team in England that despise you and your pompous, slimy, delusional manager. "Two levels" above us? Really? Can't see out a win when you're 4-2 up on 89 minutes? Your manager is losing the plot; champions elect you are not. Hoorah! Arsenal! SOCCER!
allen49
disappointed with the result. Positive note is that we are getting better at converting set pieces..or maybe its just spurs are also bad at defending set pieces...
lhchye
allen49, i agree with every word you said, arrogant also ran scum is what they are, i need to leave this site, it smells of *****r
chinaman123
will wenger just look at the score and tell us which defender is coming in in January?
49ers
So the boys also shared a point which would have been the same with ladies for Arsenal according to Cecs.LOL.
Saimon_blues
All I have to say is crackin NLD, it had everything brilliant goals, calamatous defending and poor GK from Bozo and Coco. Cant wait for the next one at WHL, where the score will probably be 7-7
Lily_White
Hello all. Couldn't watch the game. Unfortunately here in South Africa it was only shown on satellite. Followed it on my cell on the BBC Football site. Can't believe we couldn't hold on. Same as @ Anfield in April... I think the "lack of experience" excuse is kak (afrikaans word for s**t) really. Throwing away a lead like that, IMO, is down to cockiness. Until the ref blows the final whistle, it's not over... Anyway, its in the past now. I have to say this though. We've conceded 10 goals in 10 games. You will NEVER win a League like that. In 01/02, United outscored us, but we won the League because we conceded the least. The Invincibles were rightly lauded for amazing football, but what's forgotten is that they only conceded 26. Conceding 4 goals against the worst team in the league is unforgivable... Lastly, to Spurs fans. You're still bottom. Meaning we're 17 places above you. That's all I'm going to say.
Patresc Vieiragas
Great game to watch. We hung in there, but lets be honest lads, we never won the point, you lot threw your other 2 points away. Very happy as I know how many sides score 4 goals at the emirates...none. Great NLD, a lot more for us than for you lot.
marcspur
Great comment PV. I see that the Mighty Gunners are now grasping at straws because they are losing ground on the top boys and justifying this by being happy with being 17 places above the side in last place. That is ambition!
marcspur
Been here before will be here again. We drew when we should have won, not the end of the world but out will come all the top experts who know SFA and demand the Boss does this or that; grow up for f...sake. Its a game, just a game, if you cant stand the heat then get out of the kitchen. The big regret is the words the Ces was supposed to have said. But he is still young and he will learn like the rest of the team. Sorry Paul id do smell blood but not from us from those we will slaughter.
alwaysgunner
No marcspur, grasping at straws would be me celebrating a draw like it's the World Cup. Imagine that... I didn't say I was happy with being 17 places above Top4 Spurs. I was just stating a fact. Spurs are bottom. Arseanl are 3rd. Given the choice, would you prefer things the way they are, or would you prefer it the other way round?... Just as I thought.
Patresc Vieiragas
The teams we played so far this season are not top four prospects, yet we already have lost so many points. We lost to Hull but Chelski beat them 3 nil. I expect MU, Liv & Chelski will not have problem beating Fulham, Sunderland & Spuds. I am afriad we may even drop out of top 4 this season. Just when I thought defending long balls & set pieces are our glaring weaknesses, I just realised we have another, defending shots from outside of our box. How many goals were score from long attempts or resulted from them last night? We lost to Hull because we gave Geovanni so much time and freedom to shoot and we never learn our lesson? Where the hell was our DM? There was not protection at all for the back four. Worst still we are now dropping points against teams that do not defend deeply. I was glad the stoppage time last night was only 4 minutes. Had it been 5 minutes, the chance for us to lose would have been higher than otherwise. If we couldn't defend a two-goal lead in 89th minute, we ain't gonna win anything this season
Joe_@**
Our problem last night was also not holding on to possession in the dying minutes. I cant understand why we need to just kick the ball upfield right back to spurs players when we can move the ball around and run down the minutes..you see Diaby kick the ball back to spurs and Cesc and Denilson mispass. This gave the ball back to spurs and add unnecessary pressure. This was down to inexperience. You dnt see such problem when Henry and Co were playing. We used to be master at running down the time.
lhchye
how the hell did that happen......I was counting my money on an accumulator......then you let in two at the end..........thanks for nothing !!!
lincolnblue
Right Arsene, time to start answering some questions, WHY didn't you sign a DMC in the summer? This time last year we had 3 of the feckers, every single goal from them last night stemmed from shots outside the box - somewhere where the water carrier would be breaking up play. And not only this game, the wonder strikes vs Hull / Sunderland the same can be said for, we've effed up big time here.
shewore
Superb Game for the neutral though
Gixerstu
we have a problem here - on the face of it we have good players in defence. Sagna, Gallas, Silvestre, Clichy and Toure to come in. There is a lot of experience there. Yet we are letting in soft goals. Who do you take out of this defence? Who do you replace? We are supposed to have the best full backs in the league. Yet Clichy's mistake led to the third goal for Spurs. It's a tough one. ANY SOLUTIONS??
ZakGunner
4-2 and you **** ed it up 4-2 hahahahahahaaahahhahahahahaahahhahahahahahhahahaahaaahahahahaahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahah
YiddoNick
AW should fine anyone who misses a shot $10.
korodon
 

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