Nov 012008
 

I promised earlier that at some point, the optimism would return, and as it turned out, it only took a few hours. Spurs followed up their undeserved draw against us with an even more undeserved win over Liverpool in the late kick off, and suddenly the gap doesn’t seem quite so big.

A win at home to United next week and suddenly it would all look a bit better, and with them having a tough trip to Celtic midweek while we have our easiest match of a group we’ve practically qualified from, a good result is perfectly possible.

We need to win games, and our rivals need to drop points. But since we’re playing many of them soon, that seems like a distinct possibility. After all, we’ve actually played well in the big games this season, it’s the supposed ‘easy wins’ that have gone awry.

So it turns out my glass is still half full after all. How’s yours?

  9 Responses to “A few hours later, the optimism is back”

  1. yes it wuould be a little bit good for us but i dont belive we can win over man u without ade-van persy-walcott-sagna.just i cant see it happen

  2. I have left the “denial” phase for the “anger” phase after the Spurs game. I am quickly moving through the “negotiation” and “acceptance” phases this year and expect Arsenal to finish fourth in the league and get to the 1/4 final in the Champions league. Same old, same old….

    “A win at home against United” you are obviously still in the denial phase! I can only hope that I am wrong.

  3. Yes, I agree with you. The big games against the skilled teams usually fits us perfectly. And the CL-match this week should be a goal scoring spectacle now that we have Fenerbahce, an attacking side in depserate need of a win, at home. A good, comforting result there could set us up nicely for the game against Man U. We were so close to beating them twice last year so I don’t see why we wouldn’t be able to do that now.

  4. Forget Arsenal this year, and some few years till Arsene changes his strategy, or changes!

  5. I agree! just looking at our fixtures, next 4 games are at the emirates! hopefully we can put a run together…
    it seems to be the case with arsenal that when they drop 2 or 3 points, they end up going on a losing streak and dropping 10 points quickly. but just the same, when we win 3 games back to back, we start ripping teams apart…

  6. IM SO ANGRY AND DISAPPOINTED AND NEVER THOUGHT I SEE THE DAY THAT THE MOST LOYAL FANS (ARSENAL) WANT TO SEE ARSENE WENGER OUT REALLY AND TRUTLY I THOUGHT IT WAS ENOUGH WITH SPURS COMEBACK THE LOSS AT STOKE NOW THIS INTERNET SHIT. YOU FORGOT THAT ARSENE WENGER WON 7 TROPHIES AT ARSENAL MY BELOVED FANS I BEGG U TO GET BEHIND OUR BOYS AND SEE US SUCCEED AGAIN CONTINUOUSLY I DNT KNOW HOW IM GONNA SLEEP WITH WHAT IVE BEEN READING AND SEEING…
    ARSENAL/WENGER FOR LIFE TILL DEATH TEARS ME APART

  7. I am pleased Ade is injured. This guy is a complete sack of shit and the sooner he fucks off from our club the better. What I wonder is, if our scouting network is so great then how come we ended getting lumped with this donkey when Wigan manage to get a player like Amir Zaki. I also can’t help but wonder if Zaki were to play for us then we’d be looking at a 30 goal a season striker. I would like us to sell Ade in January and if teams are willing to pay the high prices dished around in summer for him then from his sale we could finance the purchase of Zaki and Yaya Toure. I feel it’s these two players that we need to complete our team.

    Our centre back problem could be solved if Wenger starts to play Johan Djourou alongside either Kolo, Gallas or Silvestre depending on who is fit and playing well. Our best pairing so far has been Gallas and Djourou so why is this not tried? Also, why is Kolo thrust back into the team as soon as he is able to walk unaided. I also, wish we could sell Gallas. The sooner this idiot fucks off the better. Our defence has been nothing but a complete shambles ever since he moved to us from Chelsea, world class my ass.

    And, why does no self-respecting gooner recognize that the number one reason we are playing shit and creating nothing is because Fabregas is playing shit. Can’t pass, can’t keep the ball, loses possession too easily, doesn’t track back, can’t score to save his life, amongst a whole lot of other things. What has happened to our little Spanish maestro? Does he have some sort of niggling injury that we don’t know about or is he looking to leave and can’t be bothered any more coz that’s what it looks like, you can practically see it in his face. To be the world’s best in midfield he can’t be a soft touch and must toughen up if we are to proclaim that he is better than say Gerrard, Scholes or even Lampard who are much more battle hardened.

    Denilson has been a gem for us this season. I think that he started off the season with the intention of protecting the back four but he has been our creative source and making up for Fabregas poor form. Do know for instance that he has so far bettered Fabregas in every way according to the stats, including successful passes! I know I couldn’t believe it either but it’s true and based on this I would much rather see Fabregas being dropped and a midfield combination of Denilson and Diaby being tried. These two combined can give us a more solid yet still creative midfield. Some may argue that we will be missing the vision and sublime passing our our Spaniard but based on current form I doubt we’ll much at all.

    Seeing as currently we have no Ade (injured), Van Persie (suspended), Walcott (injured), Toure (injured), Gallas (mystery illness again), Sagna (injured, though I don’t know how badly) and of course the walking dead in Edu (get well soon) and Rosicky (hurry up and get fit you little fucker), I can’t see any other option for the manager but to play as follows:

    Bendtner

    Vela Diaby Denilson Nasri

    Song

    Clichy Djourou Silvestre Eboue

    If we can scrape away with a draw then I’d be well chuffed considering our lack of personnel and the fact that United have pretty much a fully fit squad to choose from. Although the manager is convinced of Vela’s, Dudu like abilities in the box, I would much rather see the young Mexican play on the left wing where I feel he is more comfortable at the moment (I made a habit of following him whilst he was playing in Spain) and the guys pace could be as terrifying for defences as Walcott’s is.

    If on the off chance that monsieur Wenger is reading this blog then please take note of what I am saying because you know that I am right, so make the moves that we are all calling for in January.

    1.) Sell Ade
    2.) Buy Zaki at all costs and Yaya Toure or if failing him someone like Lorik Cana but please no more midgets. We are fast becoming a team of talented but soft little faggots.
    3.) A tall, pacy, relatively young but experienced no nonsense centreback wouldn’t hurt either.

  8. U JAV U JUST REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK UR TALKING ABOUT I SWEAR TO UR A JOKE BENDTNER UPFRONT BY HIMSELF LOL GO AN SUPPORRT STOKE U FUCKING JOKE!!!

  9. im sorry to say but i just see Song bilong as absouloutely weak, slow, no balance, and no good for arsenal i dont know why he is still here we shouldve sold song instead of hoyte at least hoyte is not slow or weak and look how big song is kmt DISGRACE arsenal wenger 4 life

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