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Thanks For The Memories Arsene, Thats Another Good One !

A guest post from   @double_canister

 

 

By Arsenal standards this season, a 4-1 home win against a team that was on the same points level as us in the morning is very much something to cheer about, especially as that team had deservedly seen off Chelsea the week before and were rested and prepared with a weeks training, whereas had to travel to Istanbul and back. Of course nouveau chateau were without several 1st team choices, but so were Arsenal in case anyone noticed.
The match itself was quite straight forward, so I won’t dwell on the details. 4 really good goals including a penalty, a sleepy soft free kick conceded as a consolation goal for the visitors, who never looked like bringing the game back to 3-2 and making Arsenal sweat a bit. Every Arsenal player on the piched preformed admirably – even the unpopular ones. There were no ‘get out while your can’ nonsense from the miserable mob before the match, and after 70 minutes into a very comfortably controlled game there was some rather joyful singing from right around the stadium chanting ‘there is only 1 Arsene Wenger’, it seems the silent majority aren’t going to remain silent when a few buffoons are trying to disgrace this club and it’s supports for the sake of their own over-privileged egos. I don’t know how they will explain what happened, surely 50,000 fake plastic tourist fans must have got a hold of all the tickets for yesterday’s match and have been brainwashed personally into chanting by Ivan Gazidis. The Eskimos and Massi herdsmen I was sitting beside had a long discussion about this after the match over a nice warm pint of yak’s blood.
In case anyone has missed it, Arsenal have been in decent form recently, if you take the 1st half aberration at Stoke out of the equation. We are heading into the busy Christmas holiday schedule with a decent head of steam, true we have a hospital ward full of injured players but many will be back soonish, the sight of Özil in training being a particular highlight to look forward to in the new year. We will know on Monday who we will be facing in Europe but we can probably guess – South Germany again in all likelihood.
A journalist recently told me that our club has been a ‘basket case’ for the last 5 years. What can we say in our clubs defence, I ask you? The squad rebuilding process has taken much longer than expected – we have had too many key players jump ship for bigger money and what appeared to them at the time as better prospects. We were a selling club up until two years ago, our sponsorship deals which were needed to settled the stadium finances at the start of that project were very much under powered in comparison to those of our rivals. And at the same time none of our rivals were carrying out a half a billion infrastructure project through a recession but were pumping vast quantities of dubiously sourced cash into their teams. Chelsea in particular having ran rings around the FFP process – we have to give them credit for their financial deviousness, being able to see their silo of spare players for huge cash deals just at the right time.
Back to Arsenal and it’s own future prospects, things do look rosy for the future, we can buy some star players every year and develop the youth we have into really capable players -Wilshere, Ramsey and Oxlaide Chamberlain are examples of our managers trust in youth and it now looks like a new batch will be showing that that was no fluke. The fact that many of us can contemplate that selling a player of the calibre of Lukas Podolski without it weakening the squad is a measure of our strength.
The main question right now amongst the fanbase is who do we want to lead us into this golden future, the man who built the foundations for this or some new guy with ‘fresher’ ideas? Well, if you suppose having the club with the biggest domestic home support languishing in the relegation places in the bundesliga is a fresh idea, you may be onto something.  Perhaps there is a jaded over-familiarity with our own ever present Alsatian, he’s an old dog alright, but can he learn new tricks? Our fans have seen him at our club for nearly a generation of their own lifetimes, we have even have parody video songs about him, his anorak is famous in its own right, his alleged dithering, his parsimony in the transfer market, his wiley ways….. You get the picture. We all think we know everything there is to know about le Professor.
So why would we support him? My trust is in Arsene Wenger, he has won many many things with Arsenal in the past when he has had the players and resources available to him, and he is getting those kind things right again now.
There are many of our supporters who have been using our club as more or less a vehicle for their own over inflated egos if you ask me, if the teams performances decline they feel it reflects badly on themselves. They boast of numbers of twitter followers, blogs and pod casts (yeah I know there may be an irony here, but work with me); we on positively arsenal are not here because of ourselves, we are here to support the club, the team and the man running the show.
Why do we we support Arsene Wenger? Because he is Arsene Wenger and is the best man for the job of developing our club and probably establishing AFC as one of the the best teams in Europe – and that does mean winning the Champions League sooner rather than later.
As the fans sang last night:  “there is only one Arsene Wenger”, and our fans are never wrong eh?

 

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  1. northbank1969
    December 14, 2014 at 11:19 am Edit
    Bloody good win yesterday…. couldn’t have asked for more really. Pleased to hear the fans getting behind the manager, I bet the numpties hated that song being sung
    smiley smiley

    George, I have a new Sunday post up…. full of positive vibes mate, so if you don’t mind me putting up my link…. I’m sure you don’t?

    http://wp.me/p4FeF9-m0

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  2. Very fair DC , very fair.

    I predicted on Friday that Tiote would pick up a red card in the first 15 minutes which would see us nicely on our way. I admit I thought no more about it.

    That is until I staggered in after midnight past night and just HAD to watch the match again.

    And what did I see ? With 5 minutes on the clock Tiote sinking his studs into Sanchez’s stomach at waist height, the football nowhere in the vicinity ! Straight red card on most days – I assume Mason could not believe what he had just seen.

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  3. Thanks DC, lovely words. Glad you enjoyed the match, and well done to all those who were there. It didn’t look quite so comfortable on the TV as I couldn’t see how we were going to avoid either O-C or Bellerin being sent off for a second soft yellow, such was the way the game seemed to be setting up given the way the ref seemed to be calling it. But all was well: Cazorla spotted that he wouldn’t get the penalty and stayed on his feet, and this time the well-taken Newcastle goal didn’t lead to mass panic, although it took Cazorla’s sublime penalty to allow me the luxury of knowing that all three points were safe. What a wonderful player he is: one of the very best and how fitting that he and Giroud scored two each, after Ramsey and Podolski did similar in mid-week. All four of those players are prime examples of the manager’s ability to spot future or largely unsung talent, another reason surely why it is silly to wish him ill.

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  4. Nice post DC. Spot on.

    Arrived at seat yesterday after pub, merry and excitable. My mate was busy bickering with chap sitting behind us (comes 3 or four games a season and shouts at Arsene if we’re behind) I joined in the friendly debate and suddenly realised I was spitting crisps at him.

    Apologised but in the state of mind I was in thought it’d be funny if I kept talking while continuing to shovel crisps into my mouth. Splatter, apologise, splatter, apologise, and so on. Said “whatever we both believe at least we can chat and both want victory today” he gave me half a smile, a smile dotted with a few bits of crisp.

    Didn’t think much more about it until we were three up when mate told me to look round and chap had face of thunder as he texted on his mobile. I think he was genuinely annoyed we were winning. In the general elation after girouds marvellous near post deftness, I put hand up for the high five and he forced himself a further half smile and responded as he should, albeit with what I thought very little conviction.

    When One Arsene Wenger struck up I was happily standing and joining in loudly and was informed after by others that he’d made “wanker” signs behind my back and had left some minutes before end of game.

    I’m thinking of something better than crisps to be eating for when next he comes – which may be sometime given he’d only be there when he smells defeat. What a cock.

    On way down Holloway Road I also saw that banner being held up by a couple of further cocks. Spontaneous outbursts of one Arsene wenger soon saw them put it away. Cocks.

    Fortunately the silent majority , as DC posted, spoke up yesterday just to remind the cocks just what cocks they are and, indeed, how relatively few cocks there actually are.

    We were class yesterday and while I may have let the side down a touch with the speaking with my mouth full, it was bloody great.

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  5. In truth,Tiotte shd have been given at least a yellow and subsequentlt a red.
    Refs are afraid of dishing out rc.Eduardo’s horrendous injury spring s to mind.
    An in the MC/Everton game the blue who kicked Edo in the back shd have been off.
    I am afraid the epl refs are below the cl std.

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  6. Excellent post DC and spot on.

    I also enjoyed your crisp fuelled rant Steve_I – sounds like that negative numpty got exactly what he deserved from you and the team!

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  7. Good article DC. Steve, I wonder if this chip covered mug was the one referred to in U.A.’s article here? http://untold-arsenal.com/archives/39595

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  8. Top post mate. The silent majority(and it is a big majority) certainly decided to let the horrible little cretins up at Stoke know exactly what they thought about them. I dont know how old these little cunts were but they sounded like little school girls getting all excited. It was truly embarrassing to hear them say” Look here he comes”(trying to catch their breath) and then film themselves giving one of the greatest figures in our clubs history dogs abuse, absolute tossers. I had to laugh at Steve`s post, next time he turns out for a match you should hit him with more than just crisps though mate. He sounds like another tosser. As for yesterdays game, I would say that was probably the best 90 minutes of football since we dismantled Napoli last year. It looked to me that the players raised their game an extra 5% right across the park. They were probably just as disgusted as the silent majority were by the scenes up at Stoke. Its up to them to maintain these standards from now on and stick it right up these horrible little spoilt cunts.

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  9. one of many more memories

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  10. Excellent post DC, I expected no less from you.

    I have one nagging question. What kind of journalist would call Arsenal FC a basket case these last 5 years? Come on, by definition a journalist must research and inform otherwise what the fuck is he? You must be one completely biased or wilfully ignorant bastard to say such a thing…..journalist my arse…..

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  11. The WOBs are finally catching some backlash for their abhorrent behavior and they absolutely hate it. It’s just too funny watching them realize how few people actually share their hatred for Wenger.

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  12. And for all those who don’t think Wenger bought enough players (quantity being more important than quality of course), Liverpool spent over 100 million totally revamping their squad with the Bitey money this summer, just as Spuds did the summer before with the Bale out. Wenger bought three quality bargains.

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  13. anicoll5 – Mason didn’t see it – he was standing behind Alexis. That doesn’t excuse the linesman though.

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  14. DC great post, the wobs are getting stamped on right now but unfortunately any bad result will see them poke their heads back up again hopefully like the fairground attraction we will be able to hammer them once more.

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  15. DK, you mean two of the best footballers in the world opted to come to Arsenal because of Arsene, correct?

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  16. Forgot to write: But, but, but Balotelli and Capoue. Spuds and Liverpool are going to finish above us because they buy better players.

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  17. Very telling that the AWOB have to resort to violence. Intellectually challanged, FM wannabes. They are not mentally capable of understanding why the club went through what it did for the last 10 years. Instead, they rely on the Daily Mail and Sun for dim-witted and shallow reasoning. Arsenal are a giant, led by a genius and we will suffer greatly when Wenger is gone. Ask Liverpool and Tottenham how spending with no plan works out. MUFC had to throw £200m just to back to our standard.

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  18. the cult of Wenger out is getting desperate now, targeting positive Gooners on twitter like geoffarsenal, accusing Redaction of starting the Only one Arsene Wenger chants at the behest of the board, and when that did not work then accuse the club of getting the stewards at the game of getting the chant going. the fact that so many of them have to resort to awful levels of disrespect towards our club, our manager and our players as part of their agenda shows a real lack of faith in their said agenda and the supposed reasons for it.
    all over the arsenal blog world the negative mob are ganging up on anyone who dares stay positive, lots of silly soundbites thrown out as fact, lots of insults and most laughable of all accusing any positive Gooner or anyone who does not join in with their bullshite of being the ones using these tactics towards the cult of wenger out.

    one of their favorite tactics is to accuse those who are unlucky enough to not be able to be season ticket holders or match goers of being a lesser supporter and whose views are not as worthy of the match goers. And on that topic the love to spout the line about AFC having the dearest match day ticket, and this means real fans are being priced out, but show their real colors when its pointed out that Cat C games are £26, these real fans don’t want to go to Cat C games, or to the £10 league cup games, they are football snobs filled with an over inflated ego only matched by their massive sense of self entitlement.

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  19. FFS reports that Oxlade-Chamberlain has a groin injury and is a major doubt for the Liverpool game and maybe even all the Christmas games

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  20. What are they saying Geoff has done?

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  21. something about him being a ticket tout and of getting paid for rugby tickets and then not supplying the tickets. He has also been under a prolonged and sustained attack over his ITK info for some time now
    we also have the absurd claims that he is in the employ of the club to spread positive transfer stories and club news, a claim that has been aimed at me a number of times by the least intelligent of the negative brigade.

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  22. George, someone is trying to link him to an ongoing legal issue involving ticket scams. @arsenalmad79. He seems a typical WOB moron using simple but false phrases to get followers.

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  23. it seems that now they have actually revealed geoff’s home address, what a shower of despicable cunts

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  24. Did I hear correctly that Theo and Mikel will be available at Anfield or was that my imagination ?

    After yesterday’s embarrassment Brendan will have to put some spark into his ragbag of mediocrity on Sunday.

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  25. And before then of course we have the draw at 11.00

    Real Madrid – the ball has our name on it

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  26. Its a big week for Liverpool, one way or another. Capital One Cup tie at Bournemouth on Wednesday, and then a home fixture against us on Sunday late afternoon. Two wins and the pressure off for the time being: a slip in either and it all gets very difficult. It will be interesting to see whether the Liverpool Owners give their manager as much support as ours give AW: my guess is they won’t.

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  27. I’d like to think that many of the top seeds are crossing their fingers and hoping to avoid our club in this wretched draw.

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  28. Liverpool visiting high flying Bournemouth FH ( three words I never thought to see written in sequence)

    A tie that has banana skin attached to it if ever there was one. What are the odds on Mario picking up a red card I wonder ?

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  29. AOC is going to be out for Sunday.Shame that. We might go with Flamini and Arteta shielding the back 4 and just let Danny, Alexis, Giroud and Santi get on with it.

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  30. Excellent: ticket for the Cup Tie secured. Is it too much to hope for a sighting of Mesut Ozil by then?

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  31. High Flying Bournemouth. I dimly recall playing cricket there once, maybe in 1980. Towards the end of a season I think. Wasn’t there some talk once upon a while of the football club becoming a feeder for Manchester United?

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  32. Arsene will be very happy and so am I

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  33. Monaco!

    1AW!

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  34. This has been a very agreeable tea break…..

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  35. Can we begin to think the unthinkable…..?

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  36. Think I’d have been happy with the offer of a second round draw with Monaco over Juve if offered back in August before the CL QL, and I’m probably not the only one.

    2nd in the group? Doomed, doomed I tells ya!

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  37. Hopefully a fit Rambo will be back to help see off Jeffers and his teammates.

    They sold Falcao so he could complete his rehab from injury at Utd, but they could buy someone else in January, we’ll see.

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  38. Very very pleased with that draw, third time in a few years I’ll be able to see my Arsenal play in a European game. wey hey,

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  39. NB

    If necesary would you be able to get me a ticket to join you?

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  40. NB

    With the home fans I assume?

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  41. Georgaki

    It would be with the home fans…. I buy my tickets locally. I’d be more than happy to get one for you

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  42. Thanks for the review DC, good stuff. I believe the message from the silent majority on Saturday was just yet another example of why Tottenham fan, former professional player and manager John Gregory said over the summer that:

    “Arsenal FC represent the best in English Football”

    When Oxlade-Chamberlain comes off for Maitland-Niles to join the plebs like Gibbs and Wilshere in the first team squad it’s hard to disagree haha!

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  43. Monaco is a good tie and a welcome change from the usual – great chance for both sides

    Cristiano’s well deserved thrashing will have to wait for the QFs

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  44. in the U19 CYL Arsenal have been drawn away to Atletico Madrid, its a one leg encounter.

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  45. YCL – the winners of Atletico v Arsenal play the winners of Chelsea v Zenit

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  46. Enjoyed the Newcastle match quite thoroughly. Got FA cup tickets for me and little LSG, and now we have a lovely CL draw. Happy times!

    Anicoll, are you going for the opening of our FA cup defence? Seemed to be going fast on the site with a congestion queue this morning. Whatever anyone says, gooners want to see their team play.

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  47. Aha! I see Georgaki knows a good away trip when he sees one!

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  48. oh well…. no Barca or Bayern? so 2nd place was not so bad after all

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  49. Sometimes injuries can be a blessing in disguise in the way they give opportunities to players. Had Debuchy not been injured the chances are we would have been much higher in the league right now, but we would not have known that Bellerin is a genuine first team player. Etc, etc. As Fins says, the presence of Maitland-Niles is an endorsement of the club’s policy with regard to the playing staff, and let’s hope that Hayden gets his chance to sit on the bench soon. This week’s break will do the squad no harm as they gear up for the hectic schedule that kicks off on Sunday, so let’s hope they use it wisely.

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