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Mandzukic lined up? Sanogo/Bendtner fitness dictate transfers. It’s Derby Day…

Morning all.

Yesterday Arsene Wenger said that he will wait to see the reports on Yaya Sanogo and Niklas Bendtner before he decides on whether to make a move for a striker during this transfer window.

Come on Arsene, you really have to be kidding. Nik, who is the only one out of the two who may have a chance of being good enough to play back-up to Giroud, is out for weeks and Sanogo, well he’s only played minutes so far this season and even if he is fit and ready to play, there is no way Arsenal should be believing he’s our saviour.

I sure hope Arsene Wenger is playing the press and he has something up his sleeve.

Mario Mandzukic is the latest big name linked to us. He’s worth looking at on youtube.. ;)

Talking of big spending, today we are up against the neighbours in the FA Cup and boy did they spend big in the summer. Under AVB, very few of them turned on the style, but now, under Sherwood, they appear a bit different. Maybe it’s the ‘new manager’ syndrome, who knows, but whatever it is, they will make our life tough today as they go about business.

One man in particular will be up for today and that’s old lardybayor and if he’s on form, both of our central defenders will be in for a tough afternoon and Laurent Koscielny knows it:

He is complete – he is good in the air, he is quick and has good technique. He is a difficult striker [to mark] – strikers need confidence and he is scoring goals. He has come back stronger and you can see that.

Tim Sherwood said:

How important will Adebayor be tomorrow [Saturday]? It’s huge.

I think if Arsene Wenger saw him limping off at Old Trafford, I’m sure there were a lot of pleased Arsenal fans and management and players.

But, unfortunately, he’s going to be walking out against them on Saturday.

He can be an arrogant twit too and wind him up, and he’ll see an early bath. Over to you Mr Flamini!

Outs for us are:

Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Nicklas Bendtner & Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Olivier Giroud is also almost certain to miss out as he spent all day yesterday in bed ill and Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play today either.

So that pretty much leaves us with the same squad as we had on New Years Day, other than Nik of course.

Today is massive and Koscielny knows what it means:

Against Tottenham we know it will be a difficult game, but an exciting game. We want to win it because it is so important to the club and the fans. We will do everything we can together on the pitch to win the game.

Every derby is very important for the fans, it is the game that you must win. The atmosphere is different before, during and after the game and we want our fans to be smiling, so we want to win!

So does Jack Wilshere:

There’s a lot of pride at stake. The players know that, they feel the pressure as well so we’ll be ready and we know they will be ready so we can’t underestimate them.

For some reason in these games every player just lifts their level. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because the fans expect to win – they don’t want to lose.

This is my favourite game of the season. I love these type of games. You just raise your level and you don’t want to lose. When you’re walking onto the pitch you’re telling yourself, ‘We can’t lose this, no matter what we can’t lose’.

It’s ours too Jack, now you go and make sure you are the boys go and beat the.. the.. the opposition!!


That’s your lot……

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314 comments on “Mandzukic lined up? Sanogo/Bendtner fitness dictate transfers. It’s Derby Day…

  1. 27 years old and at 6′ 2″ tall Mario Mandžukić is a Croatian footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga and for the Croatian national team.

    Besides being a prolific striker, Mandžukić is known for his great defensive work and off-the-ball play.

    Champions League winner….

    Now would he make Arsenal fans happy??

  2. He’d do nicely, Rico.
    Morning all.
    Win….that is all have to do today :)

  3. I think Mandzukic will be a good addition to our team and he’s not highly rated so won’t cost so much.

    But would he wish to leave FCB for AFC in mid-season while FCB are still in UCL?

  4. Good to see you back Scott and well rested… Glad you had a lovely break…

    Reports suggest a loan deal but who knows, especially if Lew is off to Bayern…

  5. Maybe the WC would be more on his thoughts Xr’s – if he wants to be playing for Germany but not getting tim with BM, anything is possible…

    Mind you, the press are probably making it up in any case…

  6. Damn transfer window :)

  7. I liked AW words of support for Clattenburg yesterday after the allegations made by Southampton. That’s how to get a referee on your side before ko… ;)

  8. I love it Scott, but hate getting to the end without us signing a player or two…. lol

  9. Hehe, lucky for us Arsene is kidding!
    He’s kidding when he says that Nik is good enough to play back-up to Giroud, but he’s trying to fill him with confidence because we need him. He’s kidding about Sanogo who he knows is a punt, and might yield gold in 2 years time. Or not. Arsene knows just as well as us.

    But he also knows that blowing our horn that we need a striker means that others will hold us to ransom on terms and price. And he knows too that we dont need another warm body, we need someone of quality who is actually better than putting Podolski or Walcott upfront.

    Of course we are desperate for another quality striker who can slot into the PL and seriously contribute. But Arsene knows that unearthing one who is willing to move in a world cup year, from a club that will even entertain the idea of selling for a slightly inflated price makes for very slim pickings… I just hope that this is a search done with urgency to close a deal in early January, not at the last minute. Get him in the team and up to speed.

  10. Everytime a transfer window comes up we arsenal fans are put through the mincer.
    What is it with wenger..i’ll wait and see..(Sanogo/Bendtner)..crap.
    At the cardiff game the other day..
    the first half was like watching 22 chelsea pensioners walking around,
    Podolski got subbed second half..no what
    never new he was on.
    Lets be fair..I’m a big fan of nik bendtner..but if his gunner make it with us his leaving it a bit late.
    Who the hell is sanogo..I hear he has trouble lacing his shoes never mind his boots.
    We have a small chance of nicking the league with the improvement
    some of our players have shown and the addition Ozil.
    It would criminal of wenger not to add one more class player.

  11. Morning all,

    Now that is a transfer rumour I rate and is up AW’s street.Excellent write-up Rico.

    If we cast our mind back, I mentioned that Mandzukic will come to us when Lew joins FC Munchen so that is hugely likely…

    With Pizarro and Mand struggling for placing at Bavaria and Gotze being turned into a new false 9 when rotating with Muller, Mario will certainly be looking for a move…

    Unfortunately he is in the same mold as OG12 and B-something as he is not that fast but definitely an upgrade in our armoury…

    Hiya Scottie, back fresh from fishing I read… lol

  12. Hiya Xris, Mario is a Croat not a Kraut… ;)

  13. A lot of Arsene knows in there Rbj, I sure hope he does..

    But yes, he can’t do anything other than show publicly that he has faith in who he has, that’s his style.


  14. Morning Rico. Transfer windows are such fun under Wenger aren’t they? But we must remember how difficult it is to sign players in January. In Summer too. Shame that Costa-lot’s price is £145 million though. Personally, I am counting on Sanogo to get us over the line though Kev still reckons we will get Bent. I bet Ozil is thrilled.

  15. Morning all!
    today is Madzukic…
    I’m having high hopes of being linked to this week’s Arsenal interest.
    Sure, I’m going quicky I can.
    How is the weather like in London today?

  16. Morning all, nice one Rico,
    don’t feel confident today as i know Wenger usually only see’s Premier League and Champions League as his goals. FA cup is much the same as Capital one who gives a shit Just us. I see we have a depleted team well that’s normal when we come up against a formidable team, injuries and sickness which i’m sure will spread to some of the others, maybe its food poisoning again or perhaps they are just shitting themselves. I notice you included Chamberlain in your post as missing, its been such a long time since he’s been seen i thought he’d left, While in the other camp injured Adebayor has made sure he is over his knock, as he just cant wait to run the length of the Emirates crowing. Ozil Ramsey Giroud Gibbs and Christ knows who else will be out and we still fancy our chances ha, perhaps we may see Gnabry as were short or have we loaned him out as well, we still have Walcott he likes these games mabe were a one man team again.

  17. Ginge, the fish never knew what hit them :)
    We nailed about 50 Flathead-a beautiful eating fish- with app, 20 keepers and had fresh fillets over the open fire that night….simpler one if the most spectacular meals I have had.
    It was, naturally, followed by plenty of beverages and stories, so a great evening :)

  18. Morning Adam. You do cheer me up :)

  19. Should have been an unending process from the last window where the problem was identified but not cured with the Ba deal.

  20. That’s good Rico – right?
    Am I wrong though? :)

  21. Morning Ts, Sp – thanks..

    I’m not confident either Sp, but AW says he will treat this game like a PL fixture against one of the top sides. So maybe he’ll pick the strongest eleven…

  22. I think his strongest eleven picks itself , from what’s left.

  23. JM – the weather is grim in the Uk, some fixtures have already been called off from the lower leagues…

  24. Agree there potter.

    It is Adam, and yes, you might be right but I’m hoping you turn out to be very wrong… But….

  25. Lets be a bit serious here if mandzukic is making way for a better player……..wink wink
    Why is he good enough for us,
    if that the case
    What chance have we got against Bayan then.

  26. If Zelalem is on the bench but Park,Akpom, Afobe or Eisfield is not, then that is me done with AW… lol

    Lets be honest Zelalem showed to a few who don’t follow youth football that he has vision but he is not ready; Olsson has more vision and is not even allowed near the first team even though he came on at WBA in the CoC and bossed the midfield with Bellerin in the last 40 or so minutes including extra time…

    The boy is young so it is understandable but he has been very poor since his injury… he can’t tackle and his positional awareness has gone backwards…

    I will go with Kev’s buddy Toral if we need a bit of extra flair if we were that desperate… imo

  27. Fred, Mandzukic is good enough for any top team but BM fans do not rate him the same way AFC fans do not rate OG12…

    Mario played against England recently and he was very good too… showing that he can compete against English defenders imo…

    The same way most fans will take Benzema or Morato (spelling) ahead of Bendtner or Afobe because they come from RM…

  28. fred, you old cynic you ;)

  29. Scott, don’t you have RSPF in Oz? :-)

    He killed all the fishes it seems… lol

  30. Newcastle are trying to get Ba from Chelsea. Wonder if that means Remy is on the move…

  31. Interesting Rico…

  32. You make a lot of assumptions there Ts, maybe ‘fans’ would rather Benzema etc because they are more experienced and on paper, far far better…

  33. ts not saying Mandzukic’s a bad player,
    just pointing out the pecking order,
    of us and them

  34. I suspected you were Fred… ;)

    Of course BM are a far bigger club amongst the elite of European football…
    They pay more too to their players and are richer…

    You do not win 4 European cups by being nothing… lol

    Hopefully with the foundations AW has laid for us we will be a bigger club in 10 to 15 years time… ;)

  35. Statistics suggest to that Bent is the answer Rico. :)

  36. It goes without saying, Rico, that is another very good Post — and good morning to you!! :-)

    It seems that AW is now pretty much admitting that he will go into the transfer market for a back up striker.

    As he also says, it is difficult to persuade other clubs to part with their prized asset (as it was with ‘Pool’) so he may have to go with a short-term recruit, like Berbatov, or perhaps he will push the boat out and pay the release clause for Diego Costa.

    We live in hope! :-)

  37. Now you are talking Adam, Kev’s favourite :)

    Morning Hb and thanks..

    Hasn’t he written off Costa suggesting he’d cost £145 million in total…

    Also, he said he was looking for a ‘special’ player so that rules out Berbatov too… ;)

  38. Morning all
    Bring on the chicken on a beach ball
    2-0,,BFG to score 1st goal

  39. I guess you are right there Rico; my argument is not helped with the Afobe addition;but the point I was trying to make was that ‘fans/pundits’ get more excited with rumours linking us to players such as Sanabria than even a Berbatov or Bent…knowing very well how difficult it is for grown men to adapt to this league let alone a 17 y.o reserve player…
    I just think football fans fall for almost any football news whilst maybe in other walks of like they wouldn’t;

    I have a friend who keeps on telling me how we have money to buy Costa for £32M but then when I mention that DC doubled his salary in the summer right after Ath. accepted a few for him from Liverpool and so it was very unlikely that his get out clause was only going to go up by only £7M when they had just sold Falcao and Bale was being sold for £80M etc…

    He thinks I worship at the AW altar so he believes I will always defend AW and his policy which i don’t btw… :P

  40. Apparently Liverpool almost got Costa in the Summer for something over £20 million. But his price has risen somewhat it seems. I have still have my naive hopes but see Bent or Berbatov as cheaper alternatives. This bloke Martinez is making all the right noises but I haven’t seen him play therefore I just know he is a brilliant player and exactly what we need. :)

  41. Giroud is definitely out for todays game…

    Theo or Podolski up front then… Go on Arsene, put the Englishman up against the suspect Dawson….

  42. Martinez is almost pleading for a move :)

  43. Rico Martinez is exactly what we need

  44. I recall mentioning Costa to Liverpool in the summer Adam, I’m sure someone said he was a nutter and would spend more time off the pitch through red cards….

    Can’t recall who it was though ;)

  45. Is he Mg? I thought Pato was….

  46. He’s scored 60 goals in 8 games Rico. :)

  47. 38 goals in 44 appearances for Martinez…

    Not bad eh….

  48. hi Rico & all HHers
    good read …thanks

  49. Hi kali, thanks..

  50. Rico I never gave an opinion on pato,just said there was interest

  51. Lee Ashworth, Arsenal scout:”We like Matic since last season. He is the advantage of had playes in England(Chelsea) have more experience and played in the high European level.William, we have also very good refernces. I didn’t know him, but is agood youn player of Portuguese football”.
    He talks about Matic (Benfica) and william Carvalho (Sporting). Both are follow from M.United too

  52. Rico. It’s true. :)

  53. Forget Mandzukic, his agent says he doesn’t want to move…

  54. Mg, was pulling your leg…

    Is that recent JM?

    I know Adam, I know… ;)

  55. When the media were saying that Liverpool had done great business buying Iago, Emma and I both mentioned Aspas would spend more time on the bench for his attitude -Rico… ;)

    And Aspas is warming the bench so we won’t wrong… ;)

    Ath. would have bought Hig or Martinez if DC had gone to liverpool though…and we would have gotten Suarez so…

    My only comment made on DC on this site was that we should be making a move for him instead but also added that he was on the verge of getting a Spanish passport so it was unlikely for him to move to the UK to lose out on it…

    I was not wrong either as he has since become a Spanish citizen and is representing Spain…

  56. Hiya Mg.. how are you buddy? Are you still in Spain or back in Ireland?

  57. won’t =weren’t even

  58. rico, today’s daily newspaper.
    No references about me… maybe tomorrow :-)

  59. I wasn’t referring to you though Ts re Costa….

  60. Thanks JM, you after a move to Arsenal then ;)

  61. Back in Ireland and the sun is shining and the ball and chain is wining, why dont women understand men do not like shopping

  62. Rico. I just had some Linda McCartney veggie sausages. You should try them as they are rather good. :)

  63. Just like men don’t understand why women don’t like football Mg ;)

  64. Adam, I have, and I love them… :P

    I just had an egg and veggie bacon muffin, I think you would like that too :)

  65. I hope Danby rose is playing today,Theo will hammer him

  66. Boring Boring Chelsea

  67. Bent for me, all the way…

    Lee fancies a Bender…

    Rico is up for a Cava…

    And Adam wants Robin Trower… :-D

  68. Morning All

    Morning Rico, a wonderful post…

  69. I like Martinez, he did a great job at Wigan and is doing well at Everton…

    But I’m not sure that he’s the man to solve our striker conundrum!!! ;-)

  70. Morning Kev, thank you cheeky ;)

  71. :) re Martinez, a bit short I’d say…

  72. How are ya going Rico…

    Been to the gym this morning and I feel fantastic (knackered)…

    Linda McCartney? Does she do corned beef?

  73. You’d never shut him up Kev. :)

  74. £145 million for Costa eh???

    His coffee will never taste the same to me anymore…

    Gotta stick to Green Tea…

    Adam swears by it.
    In fact he never stops effin and blinding during January… :-P

    Where’s Wath?
    I miss his moaning… :-)

  75. Adam… :-)

  76. Good thanks Kev, yet to return to my fitness class so you are ahead of me :P

  77. Bild say Lew will sign for BM this week after his medical .. a bit odd but…

  78. Good morning, why would Costa cost £145 mil, when it’s rumored his RC is £ 32 mil?

  79. Is BB going to do the impossible against $hitty?

  80. The whole package Gdna…

    Just been watching a few of Danny Ings goals for Burnely. The next England centre forward in the making maybe….

  81. Rico, I don’t believe that. Costa must be coming from the NFL.

  82. Wenger will run the gauntlet (sign nothing worth having) and loan one at best, its the way he does things. he’s giving it big like the old days on Bendtner, you would have thought he’d of learned that lesson as well by now. Great striker my ass :-)

  83. Surely Lew will be signing for Bayern this week or next, whenever, but it will only be a ‘pre contract’ at this stage? He’ll sign on for real in The summer. Not knock on movement at this stage, I think.

  84. If AW is serious and ambitious he would try for Reus if he can’t find a WC striker, he would definitely improve the team. People need to take note BM is getting Lew for free because they are an attractive side and winning trophies, name and pretty stadium don’t make it anymore.

  85. Replay for City, good.

  86. No Ts. ;) Came close though…

  87. Depends on his wage demands I guess Gdna, and if AM look at all like their are willing to sell Costa, I’m sure we’d have to pay a lot more than £32 million for him…

  88. Rico, If he has a release clause why would we required to pay more?

  89. Rico, it’s trophies for me, so whatever it takes lets sees if the slogan AKB have any substance.

  90. Because we won’t be the only club in for him Gdna, it could open a bidding war…imho of course ;)

  91. Oz :)

    Wavy, could be Dortmund are wanting to get a few pennies for him and a move could take place this month…

    Talking of moving, I’m off out with the woofa… To get soaked!

  92. Malaga-A-.Madrid live
    Diego Costa is playing for A.Madrid

  93. Rico-BB were unlucky to win or maybe lucky with the red card… lol

    Lew is joining BM for at least £9M plus add-ons allegedly…

    Release clauses are not a given… RM met Falcao’s release clause but Ath did not sell so he went to AS Monaco who are paying him £12M a year…

    I still can’t understand why people under rate BM and German football… the cash richest club in the best economy in Europe.

    BM always buy big too.. most recently Ribery joined them plus they bought a DM for 40M euros… however most of their buys are on a free transfer from other Bundesliga clubs…

  94. Bellerin is not in squad for Watford again…

    Hmm, I wonder why he went back there…



    Link1 http://cricfree.tv/live/watch/arsenal_v_tottenham_/21489

  96. KICK OFF AT 17:15




  97. Interesting that Berbatov not in Fulham squad today for cup game at Norwich. Dempsey makes first FFC appearance since 2012…

  98. Rumours are that Theo starts up front, Gnabry starts on therhs. Monreal, Rosicky, Fabianski start. BFG rested

  99. Spurs line up: Lloris – Walker Dawson Chirches Rose – Lennon Bentaleb Dembele Eriksen – Adebayor Soldad

  100. Arsenal: Fabianski – Sagna Koscielny Vermaelen Monreal – Arteta – Gnabry Wilshere Rosicky Cazorla – Walcott.

    Not a bad line-up

  101. Malaga 0 A.Madrid 1 70th minute

  102. Interesting line-up; if things don’t go well Aw will be flogged by the masses.

    Subs:Viviano, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Flamini, Ozil, Podolski, Ju-Young Park

    I was expecting Flappy to move on but I guess not…

  103. who scored JM?

  104. koke

  105. I rate Koke very highly…

  106. Good Evening Lady, Sir, Gentlemen and Ladies.

    How are you all???

    I am on the sick list and tbh…..when I saw the line up the temperature went a bit further up when I saw Flappy as No 1

    Park is on the subs bench. :lol:

  107. ha ha ha Mr Dev.. howdy?

  108. Ginge we do not want to know about your recreational habits

  109. Hiya Ginge.

    Sore throat, upset stomach, body aching all over.

    I feel ok in the morning but in the evening it is simply bad.

  110. That is more like a 4-4-1-1 formation than the usual 4-2-3-1

  111. ha ha ha Mg…

    Seriously Dev… man flu? lol
    Get well soon buddy…

    I can’t wait for Sir SP1’s views after this game…

    JW and Serge have a goal in them… but MA08 penalty will do…

  112. It’s 4-1-4-1 I agree…

  113. I hope Fabianski is on form, this is not the game he’ll want to make a mistake in! Bizarre resting Ches when we have 9 days off after today…

    Evening all…

  114. Evening Rico..

    I feel for Flappy…

  115. we will see
    Malaga gooner: Malaga drop 3 points

  116. hmmmmm. coming to think of it. I think you are right Ginge. its more of a 4-1-4-1. I thought it was a 4-4-1-1 but looking at it carefully its more of what you said.

  117. TR07 vs Dembele and JW vs Bentaleb will be a contest…

    Bentaleb will be known soon… but hope he fails today

  118. JM how did Camacho play today for Malaga?

  119. Eriksen vs CJ25 will be something too…

    I hope it is an interesting match; I expect Serge to keep Rose busy today…

  120. Dev you were be right re set-up the reason i went 4-1-4-1 was because of Spurds 2 prong attack

  121. were = maybe*

  122. moretr or less. Nothing special

  123. more…
    in way to emirates
    Catch you later

  124. Hi Ts. So do I…

    Hope you feel better soon Devil..


  125. Good confidence boosting save from Flappy

  126. Well done Fabianski…

  127. thanks and good evening Rico.

    I cant see the game. no stream seems to be working today. and its leaving me very frustrated.

  128. That’s good…

  129. Oh no devil, thats not good….

  130. We are playing well, quick passing and shooting… Unlucky Gnabry…

  131. Great defensive play by Arteta, thought Lemon was through then…

  132. 20 minutes gone and our 3 pensioners have covered more ground than the younger players

  133. Sherwood should go to specsavers

  134. It’s not about the ground covered, it’s what players do with the ball which counts ;)

  135. I LOVE the Mozart…

  136. Hey rico

  137. nothing seems to work Ginge.

  138. JW keeps repeating the same mistake.. tsk

  139. how is Theo up front working???

  140. Same old. TV gets booked and the oppo players don’t….

  141. Serge assist… Santi thunder finish…

  142. 1-0 :) :) :)

    Super Gnabry, super Santi :P

  143. A late santi,can’t beat it

  144. Santttttttttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  145. Theo doing very well… don’t let Rico know that though… lol

    Serge has shown we did not need to buy a winger as stated in a post during the summer…

    If we dont give the kinds a chamce how do we know they are good?

  146. Dev- its working with Theo because the spurds are playing with a very high line and TR07 and Serge are very intelligent… imho

  147. Wilshere/Demble is growing into a battle….

  148. Is Townsend sounding more depressed the more we attack?

  149. Sloppy Theo, get ahead of Gnabry…

  150. ha ha seniority Rico

  151. I like the fact that we are shooting on sight at times…

    Jack should have gone down just now like he’d been shot, every other side does it against us…

  152. Picking on Jackie boy aren’t they….

    Still no booking!

  153. Sooooo close…

  154. How has Lardy not been booked for that ??

  155. Well played boys

  156. I disagree with you on jack going down rico,,I don’t like the play acting

  157. Wouldn’t have been acting, he was head butted. Soft maybe, but a butt is a butt…

  158. I love Wrighty and Keano :)

  159. Just waiting on the replay I thought there was no contact

  160. JW must be carefull and I think he isn’t clever enought
    TW also but I thing he is much more clever
    Why Gnaby didn’t play much more games?

  161. And a humble king

  162. Soldado?was fault,
    Was na advice to JW.. totts didn’t like the way he was playing…

  163. JW is doing well JM.. As is TW imo…

    As for Gnabry, being saying the same for a while, he’s good and unafraid…

  164. Any1else think serge could make it as a cf in the future

  165. Good change AW..

  166. He plays as a no.10 for the krauts u-17 and u-19… never seen him play as a target man…

  167. TW has to score this half…

  168. How does Mozart do that?

    Its like he has a phase array radar on his head…

  169. Ginge its his physique,he’s not afraid to shoot

  170. How much did soldado cost,ha

  171. Oh dear, TW is injured :(

  172. No theo

  173. Mg, based on what I have seen (stats figures) and heard, Serge has poor endurance so he will be a static no.9 like Poldi.. but in future maybe…

    Maybe because he was a 100m sprinter 3 or 4 years ago…

    Actually, my bad he has played no.9 for our u-19’s in Europe 2 times so I think you have a point…

  174. COYRRG’s…

  175. Soldado 19M I think

  176. Bollox to stats Ts!! ;)

  177. ha ha ha Rico…

  178. We need another. At least..

  179. La Mozart 2-0

  180. Lol rico

    I like stats,to lazy to look for them

  181. And we have got it, great stuff Tomas, great stuff :P :P :P

  182. Tro7 has been on fire of late

  183. yipppeeeeeeeeeeeee

  184. All our fans needed was something to sing about

    The library is closed

  185. Mg to me TR07 is the best and most intelligent player in the squad…

    He is still idolised at BVB 09 my other club…

  186. I am rather enjoying this :)

  187. Its time to hit the fridge,Arthur is calling

  188. 2nd best most intelligent player is Arteta but also under rated. imo..

    It’s a shame when he plays well no one says it but the 2 or 3 poor games he has some individuals say he is not Arsenal quality… ;)

  189. I am still awaiting Sir SP1’s views though. :P

    Scott, we are winning so no doomsters yet… ;)

  190. Fans are super, I learned on Weds that the stadium is a lot louder that television sounds…

  191. Ginge arteta held the team together last season when things were going bad

  192. Good reffing, didn’t give us a penalty for the exact same…

  193. I agree shame a few do not but…

  194. Theo has not scored yet but he is opening up the game causing the scum loads of problems

  195. if we keep this result the doomsters will not get out from their covers.

  196. Flappy looks very assured… he’s like fine win; getting better with age..

    Did AW drop Scez for some mistakes made recently? ;)

  197. Ginge, you know me…..the louder the whingers whinge, the noisier I get :)

  198. Funny, I just said to a mate that we will rue the day we sell Fabianski.
    I really believe that.

  199. Arteta for Ozil? That’s a strange one…

  200. why was TommyV subbed????

  201. We are chasing goals, Rico :)

  202. Fabianski has always been our FA Cup keeper…

  203. Devil, a Mayer reckons because he had a yellow card early.

  204. Oh Theo, so so so close…

    Injured i think dev, or his booking…

  205. I wonder who decided at the sewer to sign Charley,he looks like a Daniel levy signing, lmfao

  206. Dev- ankle injury I read…

    Rico, Theo looks like he has a serious one..

  207. We may well be getting our striker now.

  208. Get the cheque book out Arsene…

  209. Dev/Scott- :D :D

  210. Ts, at least he was smiling so maybe not too bad..

  211. does that mean we are playing with 10 now????

  212. Don’t know who came on Devil..

    Have we done all our subs?

  213. Only Ozil and Merts have come on

  214. Bugger, and Flamini, so yes :(

  215. yes it seems….Flamini, Ozil, Per. So when Theo went off we could not sub him

  216. how come mozart did not get motm?

    Most under rated player in the league imho…

  217. frimpong next week…

  218. how is LARDYBAYOR getting on today??? Is he still on the pitch??

  219. ha ha Dev he is…

  220. where is Agag?

  221. Below is what a sperds fan tweetted…

    Ben Taylor ‏@Yidotaylor8 10m
    Fuck off Walcott u little cxxt. Hope ur cruciate has snapped.

    I have even refined it..
    typical scums…

  222. The sound man at ITV must be a gooner

  223. ‘You are Tottenham, and you’re f*****g s**t’

    Love it Arsenal fans…

  224. Great result.
    Great performance.
    Now for some great sleep :)
    Later guys.

  225. This is a big win

    Thanks ricoo and all on here


  226. What a result, actually, what a bloody good performance by all….

  227. Another clean sheet…

    Super super…

    Townsend sounds like he has lost his house on a a bet.lmfao… :P

  228. later Scott…

    Dream about the whingers.lol

  229. I’m glad but I didn’t like Ozil… he was away for the match

  230. lmfao Dev… pure class…

    who says foreigners don’t understand?

  231. Dev still can’t stop laughing about your post at 6:44 pm

  232. Night Scott..

    I need to eat, back very soon…

  233. Rosický: “It’s a great win for us. We can still improve in front of goal. 2014? We want to win the League

  234. Rosicky was the best player for me

  235. Rico is this what you thought Theo? lol

  236. taught even…

  237. Evening all
    Please accept my earlier comment, yes i have egg on my face but i couldn’t give a shit. Arsenal turned up they played for 95 minutes and they were fcuking awsome, I wasn’t expecting that at all, and do i feel a right C—t yes i do, I have drunk loads of home brew and yes i’m pissed as a rat but i love every body. Fabianski i thought played like a keeper that has played all season, safe hands and able to catch and hold the ball, he also held on to the ball and took his time to distribute which i felt was top quality. Arsenal turned up on the big occasion they played as good as i have seen them and we finished with ten men and they covered one another a fcuking great performance even more so for me as i expeted some thing else, but they made me look a mug and i couldn’t care less COYRRG’s.

  238. I agree JM.

    Arteta was immense too.

    I hope his injury is not too bad… the 9 days rest should do…

    Chance for Frimpong if DM crisis arises…

  239. SP1, no one man you love like a mug… I was not expecting this performance either…

    You are always pragmatic, and reasonable even when you sound apprehensive and I

    I hope you did not read my post to you as a diss…

    just my twisted sense of humour…

  240. no one made you look* even

  241. Evening Ginge, haven’t had a chance to read the comments yet, but i never get the hump as most supporters are clearer in the mind than i am now, as i said i love every body you included :)

  242. SP1- tsgh says:

    January 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm
    ha ha ha Mg…

    Seriously Dev… man flu? lol
    Get well soon buddy…

    I can’t wait for Sir SP1′s views after this game…

  243. Get Sagna, and TR07 signed please AW…

    Their distance covered figures were amazing today as always…

  244. Coach

    Tnx for the vid. Made me laugh like a hyena. LOL

    Good to see TV has his Arsenal-mojo back.

  245. Blinding Ginge, If anybody deserves stick its me, i say what i believe at the time, i was wrong and by gord i’m glad i was . i’m sure many believed we would win, perhaps i need another 60 odd years to convince me, but tonight i am overjoyed,

  246. hiya Dg… I am pleased for TV too… he played well…

    Amazing how the pundits have gone quiet from ‘AFC need a CB to finish in the top 4′ comments…

  247. Sir Stevo

    You never ever take anything for granted. Nothing to be humble or ashamed about.

    “Hope for the best, plan for the worst” is a tried,tested and proven strategy. ;-)

  248. Wenger asked does Walcott’s injury leave him short up front. “We are short because he’s not very tall.. :D :D :D

    And ryo is going on loan if he can find a suitable club…

  249. That’ll do for me….

    Kept Middlesex in their place…

  250. What a fabulous game. :-)

    The sheer quality of our play made the difference in class between us and the swampies stand out a mile.

    There were so many stand out performances that choosing a man of the match is difficult, but I thought Kozzer was superb, as was Tomas, and Santi and Gnabry and the BFG and ……

    Sod it. They were all MOTM. :-)

  251. he is not going to tell everyone we need a striker asap is he???

    hiya Kev. great result today. were you at the EMS???

  252. I thought that Rosicky and Cazorla were outstanding…

  253. No Coach, I was watching it at friends…

    Shame about Verm, he was really on top of his game before he went off…

    A fantastic team performance.

  254. PinkBoots needs to take all leafs, cover to back, from Rocky’s book.

    Nuff said.

  255. Hiya Kev, HB…

  256. Theo has twisted knee. It seems that Gnabry will not be going anywhere soon as he will be needed now.

  257. better than me than. could not watch it anywhere as nothing seemed to work today………and I am in the sick bay at the moment.

  258. Could be TV felt his muscles constraining near the end of an intense game.

    Maybe it was just a precaution sub discussed at halftime?

  259. Agreed,serge not going as Ryo is going on loan…

    I wonder if Akpom’s loan will be postponed…

  260. Hi Ginge, thought Gnabry was superb.

  261. What’s wrong Coach?

  262. Hiya Dutch, Your so kind :) Dutch thank you for your streams mate although i was able to watch the game on ITV HD many probably couldn’t, you make a great contribution thank you,

  263. SP – I love your comments :)

    Thanks Ts, I was looking for that photo, you saved me….

  264. Hiya, tsgh,

    I don’t need to ask you if that was not only a brilliant win but also made more fantastic and special that we put the Sp*rs back in their place.

    I just feel so good — odd what football can do to a grown man – (or woman). :-)

  265. I am off colour mate. body aching all over, upset stomach and headache.

  266. Stevo (and all HH-ers)

    No sweat. Pleased to contribute to the family feeling.

  267. I just saw my neighbour just stomped out.. a swampie fan.

    Crystal ball Rico. ;)

    HB, a super performance… Townsend’s voice when we were attacking was enough for me tonight… lol

    Even Monreal was amazing considering his stop start season….

    Kev I agree re SC19; Santi was a slow starter but after the first 30 minutes he was back to last season’s best…

  268. Coach

    Get well soon. This new antibiotic resistant flu is a b*tch. Hard to get rid off. Been there myself last year. It takes down giants of any size.

  269. For you Rico.lol

  270. Dev, sorry to hear your not feeling to good get well soon mate, but you must be glowing inside, got a feeling i will ache all over and have a headache in the morn but who gives a shit, I’m happy now. :)

  271. Take care Coach…

    Offski now Gooners.

    Onwards and Upwards

  272. Take care Devil….

  273. Ginge

    “w’ll be donating it to charity” Hilarious!!

    Didn’t know the Spuds opened a nationwide aid account.

  274. Laters Kev

  275. Hb, I have only one word for today, the players and the manager.


  276. later Dev… get well soon

  277. Thanks again for the links Dg…

    Ts, I thought £100 million was spent on a London charity?? ;)

  278. Bang on, Rico. :-)

  279. :D Rico- ‘Ts, I thought £100 million was spent on a London charity?? ;)

    your funniest post yet…

    Dg, the gap is getting bigger…between us and the swampies. Levi has allegedly given up on ever catching us…

    Delusion comes to mind…

    Mighty Spurs! ‏@NLondonIsWhite 5h
    @HotspurRelated who cares? Ozil is the most overrated player in history and we will beat them 3-0. Easy win #COYS

  280. Rico :-) :-) :-) ;-) re 100mln spent

  281. Make it your headline tomorrow. I dare you.

  282. Just got home. Claret breathing as I speak. Fantastic atmosphere and a noteworthy performance.
    Loved it.

  283. On the striker front…

    Giroud is fit again now (just ill), whilst Sanogo is back in training. Podolski unused today so i think AW won’t back…

    i am hearing Sanogo looks massive now after the fitness camp

  284. buy*

    later kev

  285. I may be down mates……….but tomorrow I will wake up better than the swampy spuddies.

    Good God…..it must be awful to be a spuddie and wake up on Monday mornings :D


    off to sleep.

    good night fine friends.

    cu all tomorrow.

  286. I knew you’d like that charity comment guys :P

    Adam, that was something bloody special…. Worthy of a good claret. The fans sounded amazing on tv..

  287. I have never seen a crowd disperse as quickly as the Spuds did with a few minutes to go.

  288. Ok, realism here…

    Theo isn’t the best centre forward but he has pace and he scares defences.

    Giroud has little pace and doesn’t threaten defences…

    I don’t wish to sound like I’m slating Giroud, but pace up front will win us matches like today, not good hold up play and 100 passes in front of goal….

  289. Night Devil, sleep well…

    There weren’t many of them Adam ;)

  290. Honest Rico. It made us proud to be Arsenal fans. Wish you were here as this claret is almost as awesome as the team was today. Days like this are what being a Gooner is really all about. Should really have been 4 or 5.
    It’s nights like this you need Brudders Lee and Kev to drop by.

  291. Adam, I am sat here saying over and over about just how good Arsenal were, and I believe that is the best we have played over 90 mins for a long long time…

    I’d love to be there with you, the claret and de brudders Lee and Kev…

    We really were bloody good and as I just finished my post I wrote, on days like today, I want Arsene to stay forever. He got everything so so right today and the team did him and us all very proud…

    A great day to be an Arsenal fan….

  292. A beautiful sentiment Rico. You and I will hook up soon with all the Brudders. Off for the evening.
    Enjoy the evening all Gooners.

  293. Night Adam, I bet you sleep well…. ;)

  294. I too am off Gooners, have a great night…

    Night all….

  295. Night Rico…


    But it must be said that it worked with Theo upfront because the spurds back-line was 10 yards away from the centre circle…

    TR07’s goal shows that clearly.. Not a lot of teams play so naively against us;

    When teams sit deeper, you need a quicker way to transition from defence to attack;

    The last EPL game against Cardiff was a typical example where having a target man come on like B-23 made us able to have the ball in the opposition half whilst for 70 minutes before it was laborious and tedious…

  296. Rico, the 100 million quote was your best ever :)
    Several players are earning deserves praise, and without wishing to take away from that at all, our back 4 was simply superb again.
    Damned that was a good showing.
    I copped a little kip after the game, but the Aussie 11 need my support, as they are up against a most staunch opponent.

  297. If Theo had taken a few of his chances we could have had the first 5-0 of the day. Sadly that seems reserved for you tonight Scott.

    Fun atmosphere though wasn’t it Adam ?
    From 61 never again to We are top of the league & you are out of the cup.

  298. I’m drunk, north London is res

  299. just watched the replay – very impressive, well done lads, one and all. Sherwood naive in his set up and we took full advantage of it. Arteta and TR were real leaders tonight and showed their experience in the best possible way. 2-0 unexpected but delighted!

  300. Oz, it WAS expected by some :)
    Morning mate.
    Hiya Devil.
    Watching the replay now….loving it even more second time round :)

  301. Spuds throwing coins at Theo while Gooners throw Scarves :)

  302. Those pricks from shite hart lane have always been deluded knuckle dragging wastes of internal organs!

  303. What do you really think Lee :)

  304. Morning all…

    Finally a new post is up….

  305. I think Wenger is having a joke about Sanogo, or really trying to infuriate all the fans…. I’ve seen both of the brief times he’s played and they’ve been so memorable that I’ve forgotten, and he’s been proportionally more injury prone than Abou Diaby, yet we’re relying on him to win us the league? He had trouble hitting the oppositions end of the stadium yet alone the goal….. I could be completely wrong and he could turn out to be wonderful,once he’s adapted, but we have several players out on loan who are better at the moment…..

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