35 responses

  1. kaka
    10/03/2010

    agree with most of your points but Nikki B is not useless, come on mate he’s scored 3 goals, but he needs to do better. Also arshavin needs to go, too greedy, does he not get payed enuf, and he shudnt argue wwith the manager. but agree with everythin else, diaby, clichy and bendner need to go and wenger needs tto sign 5 players, villa, ramos, buffon, alonso and robinho then we will be complete. so get behind the team and stop slaggging them of.

  2. Aniruddh
    10/03/2010

    I agree and moreover Wenger is constantly looking at new additions that could complete a near complete squad.

  3. Aniruddh
    10/03/2010

    @kaka
    had a pint or two?

  4. Karthik
    10/03/2010

    Great Piece.
    Loved the last bit on Rosicky. Brilliant writing about a brilliant player.

  5. stephe
    10/03/2010

    yeah i’m ok with u atleast for all your observation. but stiil njk should always show thirsty of winning like yesterday. he was focused and above he had a desire so its very rare to watch nik running at the ball as he did when he scored the first goal. so he should aim higher he has got potential in him.

  6. teen gunner
    10/03/2010

    Bendtner is going to score many more hatricks. I can’t believe some haters want new players that will run arsenal into debt. The only improvement should be defense. Stop hating Bendtner. When Drogba was 22/23 he wasn’t as good as Nikki B

  7. Finsbury
    10/03/2010

    One of my favourite post-match comments from AW, some time ago, 07/08?

    Hack (I paraphrase):” Rosicky was amazing in that game! Er,(there’s a slight pause), what do you think of Rosicky?”

    AW, gives a rueful smile: “He is a player I like to have in my team.”

  8. Peter
    10/03/2010

    There is no doubt about it that we have what is truly becoming THE world class team. The Lord Wenger really does know something that we mortals here in Thailand and in other countries on the planet do not know. This team is so special: just take a look at Sami – what a game he had; Alex was (mostly) his efficient self in the holding role; Andrei looks more comfortable again despite the open goal miss; Rosicky looks as good as ever; Clichy looks to be returning to form; Diaby is someone I would willingly have sold last season – not now though; Eboue – what CAN you say about him? Fantastic attacking fullback/midfielder. It’s the WHOLE team. They are working as a team for the good of the team and we should all be thoroughly grateful for having such a wonderful manager. We have to win something this year.

    Thanks,Walter, for your insights.

  9. Peter
    10/03/2010

    Shit! I forgot TV – the best signing of the decade (last and this)!

  10. Jason
    10/03/2010

    @kaka! U are such a retard! Our team is the best and will be the best for a long time to come! Wenger is the best ECONOMIST in the world and he is the reason why arsenal will be the richest club in the world (apart from city)

  11. Marc
    10/03/2010

    Well Tony, if I can’t read Untold Arsenal on Saturday I might just have to stop reading altogether!

  12. ibbs
    10/03/2010

    Thank you Walter!
    United without Rooney,Rio and Scholes WOULDN’T have played like Arsenal,but people like Souness were STILL complaining about the performance.Had to turn down the volume when he spoke,makes me mad listening to these idiots.
    Is Nasri a starter for france?haven’t seen him in a french shirt yet.

  13. mike
    10/03/2010

    Keep up the good work, I love untold arsenal you are the best.
    We were amazing last night, now wenger just needs to keep the squad together and arsenal will soon be unbeatable with all the youth players coming( espacially looking forward to wellington)through.
    greetings from gothenburg

  14. Rhys Jaggar
    10/03/2010

    Your homage to Arsenal’s two midfield teams is well made, Walter. I think most Gooners think AW is the best midfield coach in the world.

    I think he’s still got a work in progress to get two defences, two attacks and two goalkeepers to quite such heights, but he’s on the way there I think…….

    But I think all of us who were there last night should just be thankful, because performances like that don’t occur twice a week.

    Reminded me of Bergkamp’s request for a new contract at Highbury, although I only saw that on the telly…….7-0 that night……

    Let’s see Arsenal do that against a Man Utd or a Barcelona before we say they are the greatest team of the decade……they’re progressing really nicely, but you don’t summit on K2 by saying at the 8000m point that ‘we’re going so well we’ll make it’…..you hope you will, but it’s not a gimme…….and the challenges coming will be bigger, not smaller………

  15. Tony Attwood
    10/03/2010

    Marc Marc please don’t go away and leave us. I promise to get the site back up as fast as possible.\

    Honest.

    And its not my fault, its all these people who keep reading the bloody site.

  16. okunlola olaniyi saheed
    10/03/2010

    Mr Kaka sorry about my comment but I think you are simply an anti-Arsenal fan a very foolish analyst of Arsenal football. I need you to convince me that you don’t watch the back of the Telli when Arsenal is playing you are simply advising us to sell off our prospects for Silvestre, to stay. you are so blind that you dont know how important Diaby is to Arsenal modern football. Where are Bentners mates in other clubs where is United’s Machelda ? bench where is Kakuta in chelsea apart from his injury, you are full of shit. please keep your comment about Arsenal to yourself. You even said we should sell Arshavin you are incredibly poor at analysis. Suck!!!

  17. walter
    10/03/2010

    Rhys I agree it is no science when I say we will be the best team over the next ten years or so. It is how I see us develop and yes how I wish we develop.
    But I really am very confident on this. I must admit that in my wildest dream I was thinking they would begin to deliver from next season on. If they deliver something this season this would be a big bonus.

  18. don’t believe the hype
    10/03/2010

    Excellent piece Walter, especially the section about Rosicky he is definitely back, because he played the majority of the game for the Czech Republic and Arsenal twice in the last 2 weeks. He is an important player for us and contributed a lot to both recent results for us.

  19. walter
    10/03/2010

    off topic but I really enjoy it: Real Madrid are out of the CL

  20. Paul C.
    10/03/2010

    Yep, just finished watching as well. Dont know if you’ve seen it Walter, but the English media has been going on for the past couple of weeks about the “end of English dominance”, primarilly to justify why Arsenal are so close to Chelsea and Utd. If the past two nights are the end of English dominance, and if the English clubs are worse than they have been for years, as the English media wants us to believe in order to justify their false predictions for Arsenal, then I’d hate to see what it would look like if English clubs got their act together again.

  21. walter
    10/03/2010

    As I try to avoid the English media as much as I can, and from over here that is not so hard to do, I haven’t seen that Paul.

    The great thing about the exit of Real Madrid is that once again money can’t buy the CL in a moment. The buy, buy, buy and buy even more strategy is not that good. Maybe a lesson some could try to learn from when the next round of Arsène must buy X, Y or Z for ridiculous amounts of money.

  22. well-endowed gooner
    10/03/2010

    Good piece, Walter. Now, if we could only buy a £25m ‘keeper to go with that 6…

  23. Shevo
    10/03/2010

    Kaka , unlike your namesake you talk pure KAK. Doubt very much you are an Arsenal fan either so on your bike you Spurs supporting muppet.

  24. tim
    11/03/2010

    Walter, that is exactly right, I think.

    Interchangeability is what this squad is all about, especially in the forward and midfield positions. It’s brilliant to watch, and what’s scary is that they will only improve.

  25. Mark
    11/03/2010

    You’ve forgotten Eastmond, Cocquelin, Merida……

  26. Shevo
    11/03/2010

    Great post As always Walter. Keep up the good work

  27. walter
    11/03/2010

    Tim, I agree with your comment and suddenly realise that in fact our forwards could also play in midfield and some of them are even considered midfield players.
    To stick with Rosicky, he is in fact a midfielder but he can play in attack like he did for most of the game on tuesday and also saturday. The same goes for Arshavin or Van Persie who have also been playing in midfield during the last years.

    And then to think that players like Song who is a defender but who plays in midfield and I think Vermaelen could play in midfield as well. Clichy and Sagna are als capabable of playing in midfield. And most of the time in the Emirates they play some kind of half midfield position.

    Apart from Almunia we have a team of midfielders one could say.

  28. Tony
    11/03/2010

    I think Almunia could do ok in mid-field*

    (*Post modern irony section)

  29. critic
    11/03/2010

    kaka likes to infuriate members of this blog with some gr8ly stupid comments, may be he is tony in disguise trying to make ppl unite…..in a new way?????

  30. Wonderman
    11/03/2010

    Great article Walter, I too had a little chuckle to myself after the E260m spending Real Madrid went out of the champions league last night. It is quite conceivable that their outrageous spending may end with no trophies at all therefore putting even more pressure on them next season. Anyone who is able to analyse rationally, must conclude that our model of coaching youngsters into our style of play before integrating them into our first team is THE most sensible option. Every world star began as a youngster looking for someone to give them a chance. Others have already covered our midfield abundance, but at left full back Clichy, Traore, Gibbs…right full back Sagna, Eboue, Coquelin, Eastmond Centre Back Gallas, Vermaelen, Djourou, Nortveld,Bartley. Strikers Bendtner, Eduardo,Van persie,Vela,Simpson,Sinu and I have left off a host of players on loan !!!! The future is potentially frightening…I can foresee the headlines now of how football has become boring because arsenal are cleaning up every season

  31. LRV
    11/03/2010

    Walter, I concur with you that the prospect of Arsenal future is pleasantly frightening. Especially when you take into account the players comming up.

    Rosicky has truly got his groove back. He is one of the hubs of our team right now.

    One point we have not mentioned enough though is Wenger’s masterstroke of breaking one of his principles at the RIGHT time to bring Sol Campbell back. If he had not, I don’t think our defence would have been as stable as it was Tuesday night.

  32. CS1
    11/03/2010

    Im happy you wrote about my favourite players Rosicky, i dont think people realise the diffrence he makes to the team.

  33. countryman
    11/03/2010

    Hi all. I’m a little concerned about Eboue. What is his contract situation – I think he has just 18 months to run? He has gone from clown to essential cog in such a short space of time it would be really hard to lose him on a free now.

  34. Wayne
    11/03/2010

    @countryman … I don’t think Eboue will leave the club. See this

    Quote
    The player is also delighted to be working with a manager he describes in most affectionate terms.
    “Arsene Wenger is always with us when we have a bad day so for me I think he is like our Daddy so we are all happy to play for him,” he enthused.
    Unquote

    Cheers

  35. walter
    11/03/2010

    I think that one could say that Eboue is a very happy Arsenal player for the moment.
    When he played in Beveren he never would have thought that he would be in the Arsenal team so he gives me the impression that he really likes it in London. I think if he ever would have left, it would be after last year when he was being booed by the fans.
    Now I think he thanks the lord for being an Arsenal player

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