27 responses

  1. Gf60
    07/05/2011
  2. Naren
    07/05/2011

    What’s up with Rosicky? Last time I heard, he was ill but then no news about him.No mention of him in both the interviews that Arsene gave prior to this Stoke City match.

  3. nicky
    07/05/2011

    Phil, you make an extremely valid point about the possible reluctance of the ref. to redcard a Stoke player in advance of next weekend’s FAC Final. Bearing in mind the likely thuggery by Shawcross and Co, I hope the ref will be strong and unbiased.
    Otherwise, I can foresee trouble between the two midfields due to payback time. Hope I’m wrong.

  4. Mandy Dodd
    07/05/2011

    Sorry, off topic but happy St Totts day to one and all – ok it was all but St Totts last weekend I know.
    He may be a Spud but hope Bales injury is nothing too horrendous

  5. dats
    07/05/2011

    Sorry nicky, but the ref is the dreaded Mark Halsey. Just abandon all hope for a strong and unbiased performance!

  6. GoonerOz
    07/05/2011

    http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Potters&action=display&thread=161211

    Gents read this for the Stoke view on Ramsey/Shawcross. Some classy guys up North!

  7. Wrenny
    07/05/2011

    With Stoke comfortably in mid-table and a Cup final coming up I don’t think they’ll be quite as pumped up to kick and maim foreign Arsenal limbs as they usually would be. But the disgusting Stoke fans will certainly be pumped, and will be urging their team to do us physical damage. It’s critical we start well, score early, and shut up their neanderthal support.

  8. T2T
    07/05/2011

    Mandy Dodd 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. gooner80
    07/05/2011

    sTOKE ARE VERY STRONG SECOND HALF, but always start so slow so we need to catch them cold. I know it is only gossip but there seems there may be a big clear out at the end of the year.

    An arsenal side well rested and buoyed be a victory over man u should be ok against stoke, if memory serves me right every time we have played them away it was always two games in a week situation.

    on the Rosicky subject there was a few murmurs of him fixing matches about the same time he played his last game for arsenal.

    ATM I am torturing myself because there is still hope, if the man vs chelsea game is a draw both sides have difficult games, man u has to play blackpool last game of the season and will be fighting for their lives while man u will have one eye on champions league and they have blackburn away. chelsea have everton away very difficult game . would it be Wengers greatest triumph??

    we are due to smash someone would love to see 5 or more goals past stoke and a player sent off, hopefully the refs like everyone else will think we are out of it and play a fair game

  10. walter
    07/05/2011

    Just a wild guess but maybe Wenger would/could consider playing Vermaelen at left back?
    He has played there for Ajax and Belgium. In fact the last games he played at left back for Belgium because the manager of the national team has a soft spot for Van Buyten.
    By adding Vermaelen this could mean that we have a stronger player in the air than Clichy or Gibbs.

  11. walter
    07/05/2011

    And because being away from TV and internet I didn’t know until now: Thanks Mandy for making our day!!!!! 🙂

  12. WalterBroeckx
    07/05/2011

    Gooneroz, thanks mate I just went to throw up my last meal after clicking on your link … What a bunch of sick people over there…
    I wonder how those seemingly normal supporters would feel being surrounded but such a bunch of lunatics

  13. Uncle Mike
    07/05/2011

    St. Totteringham’s Day is NEVER off-topic. And there’s only one good reason to play Vermaelen: As insurance. If any of the Stokunts so much as lays a finger on Ramsey, Vermaelen should break that player’s neck.

    Am I exaggerating? I’m not sure.

  14. Phil
    08/05/2011

    Not a bad suggestion there Walter, I didn’t think of Vermaelen at left back. It’d certainly be a surprise! COuld work, gets us a little bit more height into the backline and he’s capable of getting forward, only concern zould be his pace for getting back. Should be interesting!

  15. gunna
    08/05/2011

    Szcznesy

    sagna djourou vermealen eboue

    Song
    ramsey wilshere

    walcott arshavin

    rvp the linup is not very straight but sorry about that 3-0 the arsenal hattrick rvp

  16. gunna
    08/05/2011

    Cmon u gooooooooooooooonerssssssssssssss

  17. Dark Prince
    08/05/2011

    Agree with Gooner80 that stoke normally start slow. Even in our last game, we were creating black holes in their defence in the first 15 min. In this game too we should rip them apart as early as possible. Put them on the back foot and score early goals to lessen the tension.

  18. Aussie Jack
    08/05/2011

    Vermaelen at left back? Well, why not? If he`s represented his country and Ajax in that position he can certainly handle it and his general experience would probably make him a better bet than Gibbs right now. I`m sure Arsene would have considered this…….or would he?

  19. gooner80
    08/05/2011

    After this game we may be calling Ramsey the EXORCIST, because a few demons may be exorcised today.

    I heard Bale was in a Horror tackle, I dont wish that on anyone, there is a lot wrong in spain but they know how to protect skillful players. As far as I am concerned football has to decide what kind of sport it wants to be, does it want to be like a form of rugby or be the beautiful game. if they want mass audiences they better choose the latter. people like wenger and advocates of the beautiful game have to do everything they can to prove to anti football that their tactics dont work, so they either evolve or die out, but beautiful football does need preferential treatment, Im from the george graham era but wenger has shown you can win with attractive football, nothing else matters more then to cause football to evolve

  20. Laundryender
    08/05/2011
  21. goonergerry
    08/05/2011

    Hmmm-Not looking too good at half time. But of course we don’t have any defensive problems do we? Set pieces in the air/ No no reason at all to buy defenders is there? Stoke City – we are playing Stoke City.

  22. Dark Prince
    08/05/2011

    Poor poor performance. One of the most disappointing performances of this year. Today’s game jus showed why we need Fabregas.

  23. gulp
    08/05/2011

    this was a horrible match, nver seen Arsenal that poor. Who els in the PL has ever been outplayed by stoke? thats a weir feeling…

  24. C4
    08/05/2011

    Bolton has been outplayed by stoke…. 5 – 0.
    But yeah, we sucked today. B Team needs more games, they’re rusty as hell. And major defensive coaching is needed, Djourou seems to be a bit compacent of late. Might need Tommy V next to him to shake him into shape.

  25. Dalek
    08/05/2011

    why is there a guy dressed like Dr Who at the top of the page?

    Arsenal awful today. that long throw second half was absolute comedy but otherwise nothing to cheer. Wilshere lucky to stay on the pitch, as was Song.

    Stoke looked really good going forward & I wish we played like them – quickly shift the ball to the front 4 and put the opposition under pressure.

    oh well roll on transfer window & 5 or 6 big players. think next year is make or break for Wenger

  26. vretou
    09/05/2011

    As much as this season has been the most painful, as Chelski and Man ure are the weakest they have been for a number of years, and the growing unrest regarding Wenger, today, without a shadow of a doubt, showed the players are as weak in the mind as in the body. I believe this is down to the captian above all others. Cesc is the route of of yellow spines. This summer, if Wenger doesn’t sell (or give awway) Cesc, Denilson, Diaby, Clichy, Almunia, Rosicky and Chamakh, then we have Bob Hope of ever winning anything. I want Bouldy to come in for Rice, and get in some players with balls, that actually want to play for Arsenal. Baines? Cahill? Hazard?

  27. Mandy dodd
    09/05/2011

    Why on earth would we want to lose cesc pray tell?

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