80 responses

  1. WalterBroeckx

    I’m already warming up my finger muscles to start typing from the first whistle 😉

  2. Andrew Crawshaw

    36 minutes gone in the U19s and still no more goals. Kudu with 10 behind the ball in and around their penalty area and so far we are unable to break them down. At the other end no threat to speak of so far

  3. Andrew Crawshaw

    Half time one nil against a well parked bus. We need to move the ball quicker and far more accurately in the second half.

  4. Dwain Kaye

    You can see that the opposition don’t have a chance with a goalkeeper as wide as that.

    I actually lolled.

    Unfortunately in AW’s eyes this game will come too soon for Jenks, Monreal as previously alluded to is struggling at LB, A supplement will be required in January if we are to ensure silverware on multiple fronts, alas neither rushing back players, nor enlisting January reinforcements (seeding them for 6 months before new campaign) are admirable assets regularly observed in AW’s armoury.

    Manolas linked again, yet I fear he would not be the ddition needed, with ample cover in this area.

    Theo, fine form, for Theo, I’m counting missed clear cut chances unfortunately, but as Morata recorded a goal and assist of some quality last night, I am humbled and only ask can you at least keep scoring, because with our kind of pace, you create or execute 3-5 times a game, how hard is offside on the right, not very. Incidentally, his goals are coming from the position selected by the 14 shirt (not wide right), how can you still not cross?

    TH14 fastracking with a team in need of identity, discipline and defensive solidity, with quality everywhere. Work well Martinez, it should be a qualification run and QTR Final achievement no less. Wenger will sign!

    Mustarfi, not ideal, is that not a rock solid partnership, without massess of height, he’s doing Koscielny’s jobs, insane, can’t wait for Gabby, so much intensity in that back line, bar Minerals.

    Ospina WC 2014, say nothing!

    Oxlade, head down, wait and take your chances, he’s gone with experience and quality, over positions and enthusiasm. Nobody except for Theo missed the gut busting runs for 2 hat-tricks son, keep it up.

    Iwobi Goes Messi!!! Do I need to add anything else about the boy ith CR7’s stature and Lionel’s feet! Can we look at his stats, boys?

    Xaka, learns all the DM basic lessons in a game we win, without too much puffing. Breadown: Not a Red Dwain Kaye: Not a Red, unsurprised by Jon Moss red, remember last year??? Rule Book: Not a red, Dermot Gallagher: Red Correct Decision?!?!?!

    Coquelin, 100% performance from the bench, AOC 100% off the bench. Santi, ghost, Alexis, Ozil, outfoxing everyone by adapting their games to each others roles, anyone notice, how teams are struggling to cope with their interchanging movement, they are both playing especially well abnd working on the areas of their game which are wakest, as suggested by the gaffer, whilst awaiting sign for life contracts, yes pigs fly and Ozil is back off to Real!

    Gibbs can do no wrong, he plays for his contract, Elneny, Perez and Gibbs for me need to come in, Theo can go again.

    Ozil, Monreal, Iwobi rested, Alexis to favoured left flank, Perez right, Theo central, Santi goes to Am ahead of Xaka and Eleney. |Coquelin will have to play league games as will Oxlade in the coming 4 fixtures we have a lot of robust teams, high physicality to their game, looking for a point; our job is simple 5 win return over 5 games.

    The ftermath, Spurs, United PSG for top spot!

    Giroud and Aaron’s return could not be more aptly timed, risking players, had better not be his style. We win, we sub, we rotate, we are consistent, this season is ours to lose, I have no intention fo listening to newbie City fans, ruffled blues, Angry reds, overcooked spuds, or overzealous kops, and certainly not 5000/1’s.

    A quarter of the way in, clear skies and calm waters, cruising at a serene 34 knots.

    January Draxler, January, Ricardo Rodriguez, Wolfsburg are after Depay! We could line up a striker, or nothing in the summer abd I wouldn’t care less.

    We need a faster transition player and LB, that is all I know. Santi, Giroud and Monreal, won’t last that long as first teamers.

    IWIT, AW-TH14, 13 is the magic number, COYG, this is for life!

  5. MickHazel

    48 minutes gone in the Under 19 match v Ludogorets and we are winning 1-0. The match is now on live on BT sports.

  6. Andrew Crawshaw

    80 minutes and at long last a second goal. Nkeitah from the penalty spot after Coyle (I think) was caught from behind.

  7. para

    “In fact we are working on a scheme to have the match report published before the game starts.”

    The betting people will have something to say about that me thinks. 🙂

  8. Andrew Crawshaw

    Final score Arsenal 3 Ludogrets 0. Nketiah with a second four minutes from time. Just seen a replay of the penalty incident. It was Nketiah who was fouled. The Ludogrets player lucky not to be sent off, he jumped in from behind with legs either side of Eddie.

  9. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    I’ve been queried of omitting Francis Coquelin on my bench in the previous article tread by Pete.

    I admit my silly error of omitting Le Coq from my bench after I’ve said he could be brought on in the 2nd half of this Ludo game to further put his knee into fitness test before he’s started for ‘borough.

    Consequently, I am revisiting my starts and make 1 correction on my bench in the following order with my starts unchanged:

    Bellerin Koscielny Mustafi Monreal
    Xhaka Cazorla
    Walcott Ozil Iwobi

    My reviewed Bench:
    Cech Debuchy Gabriel Gibbs Coquelin Oxchambo Perez.

    Mr. Drummond, you think Le Prof will drop Monreal for Gibbs to start this game? Well, anything is possible. But I doubt if he will. Gibbs has been showing the signs of late he’s ready to start games for Arsenal whenever he comes on in some last Arsenal games. And if he continues to show this improved form, he may soon takeover from the aging Monreal who has appeared to be tiring now after playing a couple of games on the run. But I think Le Prof won’t unecessarily tampered with his current winning run starting XII(12) yet that includes Coquelin and Xhaka. But he could start Gibbs in the Reading ELC game.

  10. Leon

    We don’t need to rack up the goals, just win the game.

  11. Pete

    Samuel – no worries – I enjoy your posts!

    Is anyone having a drink near the ground? Here at short notice and would be good to meet some UAs! Currently in hen & chickens on Highbury corner.

  12. Gord

    Not trying out Sams Chicken, with the new avacado fries on Holloway? Note: I don’t live in the UK, just seen the article about Sams chicken in the vicinity of Wenger Stadium on Holloway.

  13. Leon

    Is that the pub that used be The Cock? I’m not going to be there, but interested.

  14. Pete

    Leon – no – across the roundabout. Used to be my local when I lived here…

    Gord – that cuisine sounds a bit advanced for me!

  15. bushido

    all the best to all the Gunners on duty tonite, bring all the 3 points home’ boys. com’on Arsenal

  16. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    Le Prof’s starts & bench for our Ludogorets match are out. And he has done 3 changes to his last starting XI in the Swansea game.

    As Mr Drummond has opined, he has dropped Monreal to the bench for Gibbs to start. Maybe he’s giving Monreal a starting rest. He has started Coquelin and dropped Xhaka to the bench against my thought and that of Mr Drummond. Oxchambo seems to have won in his agitation for a starting role in the team as Le Prof has dropped the regular starter Iwobi to the bench for Oxchambo to start. But will the Ox starting this match become a regular feature for him in the Gunners starting XI? We’ll wait to see.

    And yet again, Le Prof has no specialist RB cover for this match. I hope he won’t do that in our upcoming 4 big games against Spurs, PSG, Man Utd and Man City. Doing this by Le Prof could turnout to backfire. Every positional unit in his starting XI on the field should have a specialist cover on the bench in my own opinion.

    I will soon put on my TV set to watch the match. And I am sticking to my prediction of Arsenal 4-0 Ludogorets @ FT.

  17. ARSENAL 13

    Question to Walter…

    Do referee’s brief players before the game. I saw ref (Which looked like) warning players about using elbows and all….

  18. Leon

    I can ‘t remember that one, but it’s been so long

  19. Leon

    Ludo haven’t come to park the bus

  20. Gord

    Well, no sense waiting to bash Arsenal. Guardian right off the bat says it is easy to silence the crowd at Wenger Stadium.


  21. ARSENAL 13

    Electric Alexis….come on

  22. bushido

    Alexis with a beauty finish

  23. Gord

    I gather the Ox with the assist. How to go Ox!


  24. Leon

    That Cafu is a really dangerous player. Got to get tight on him

  25. ARSENAL 13


  26. bushido

    Ospina to the rescue

  27. ARSENAL 13

    That vura guy does a salmon there…..

  28. bushido

    @Leon, that Cafu? he’s a human being u know, not some object.

  29. bushido

    Ospina with another fine saves

  30. Leon

    I see the bushido troll has crawled out

  31. Leon

    Hope we haven’t underestimated Ludo

  32. Yommex

    I think we need to show these Ludo boys a little more respect. We are playing against them as if it’s a training match

  33. Leon

    Bloody hell. Theo!
    Two great goals

  34. bushido

    Theo with a rocket. 2-nil

  35. ARSENAL 13

    Theo theo theo Theo

  36. Yommex

    The game seems to be too open for this level of play. The defence needs to be sorted out.

  37. Leon

    Terrific first half. End to end stuff

  38. Leon

    More like an English FA cup match than a Champions League one

  39. Gord

    Nice finish by Walcott!

    I think Ludogorets would give any EPL team a run for the money.

    And I think this referee is putting in some miles as well. He looks to be quite fast.


  40. Gord

    I had missed who passed it to Walcott. It looks like Mr. Assist (Mesut Ozil) is back in business.


  41. Gord

    PSG leading Basle 1-0.


  42. Leon


  43. ARSENAL 13

    Ox yyyeeeeaaahhhhh

  44. Gord

    How to go Ox! Wonderful way to start a half.


  45. Leon

    I miss Iwobi when he doesn’t play. Got so used to his trickery. Ox is playing well enough though

  46. ARSENAL 13

    Ozil!!….come on Gunners

  47. Gord

    How to go Ozil! What a pass by ???

    Is Alexis going to be okay?


  48. Leon

    Ozil, and with his right foot

  49. Gideone

    These guys are on fire. @Samuel, You have you 4 – 0, more to come though 🙂

  50. Leon

    Ankle injury for Santi

  51. Yommex

    Goooooal! Wonderful first touch by Ozil for that fourth goal. He controlled the ball at full flight without breaking stride.

  52. Leon

    Walcott off now. He was on fire tonight. Perez on.

  53. Gord

    I’m going to guess that Ox thought he was offside when Ozil played it back to him.


  54. ARSENAL 13

    Ooohhhh….ox almost

  55. ARSENAL 13

    I just can’t get over the fact that otherwise an impressive passer of the ball, Ozil has 2 bad corner kicks!!!!!??… How

  56. Gord

    Nice try Ox, you just about got Perez on the score sheet.


  57. Leon

    Here he comes. Iwobi!

  58. ARSENAL 13

    Ozil too…..

  59. bushido

    look like a job done and all 3 points in the bag, just need to keep a clean sheets now. hope nothing serious happen to Santi and all that ice wrapped is just a precocious measure.

  60. Leon

    Ozil with a great assist from Perez who is so quick

  61. ARSENAL 13

    That’s his trade mark goal……hit it into the ground and bounce over the keeper.

    Come on ARSENAL

  62. Al

    Another bounce volley from Ozil 🙂

  63. Gord

    Nice push forward by Ox, wonderful cross by Perez, and again Ozil bounces it off the turf to make it more difficult for the goaltender to play.!


  64. bushido

    Ozil with another 1, assist by Lucas.

  65. Gord

    PSG up 2-0.

    I think people are starting to look for Ozil bouncing it. 🙂


  66. Leon

    Again our supporters are leaving early. I know the local transport system gets a bit strained on match days, but I could never do that

  67. ARSENAL 13

    Ozil hattrick

  68. Leon

    Ozil Hat trick

  69. ARSENAL 13

    Oooooo Lucas

  70. bushido

    Ozil got his hat’trick, Lucas with another assist. today was a great day.

  71. bushido

    a goal from Lucas will be icing on the cake

  72. Gideone

    I think it was Gord who predicted someone is up for a thrashing… Poor Ludo 🙂

  73. bushido

    7 in a row, roll on to the next match against ‘Boro.

  74. WalterBroeckx

    Match report on line

  75. Gord

    Not me Gideone. I think it was SAA.

    I wonder if Walter is done writing yet? 🙂

    Wonderful game, congrats to Ozil on the hat trick!

  76. Gideone

    @Gord: Got it. It was Mandy Dodd here: http://untold-arsenal.com/archives/56893 (October 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm)

    “Whisper it quietly, but does anyone else get the feeling we are very soon going to absolutely batter some unfortunate team?”

    Yes, Ludogorets have really been unfortunate 😉 .

  77. Gord

    Good work Gideone. And a good call by Mandy.

    The Express is first to the mark, claiming that they learned something. I really doubt they learned anything.

  78. Leon

    Yes Ludo was good for half an hour and really tested us even when two down, but in the end they more or less collapsed. It was good see a side come to Emirates and not park the bus.
    I suppose we’ll be top on goal difference assuming PSG won

  79. Gord

    The Independent is also claiming they learned something.

    And too many articles congratulating Arsenal, but still managing to bash us once or twice in the process. Dorks.

  80. MickHazel

    The Mirror only learned a measly five things.

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