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Another Anti-Arsenal, Anti-Wenger Meme Bites The Dust

44 comments on “Another Anti-Arsenal, Anti-Wenger Meme Bites The Dust

  1. Thanks Shotta. Great piece.

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  2. The media silence on LvG’s comment is simply deafening. Hope they read this article Shotta. Thanks.

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  3. Pls send piers morgan this piece, he dont know hw football is run, and he shud start critisizing man unt now or we we will disown him as arsenal fan………….. think before u say, or u will eat your words someday!

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  4. If Arsenal is in 5th place now, the whole gang of pundits will be gleefully mocking Arsene & Arsenal…of course, joined by plastic winger-out brigades.
    In current 3rd place, there was nothing for the pundits & critics except ridiculing arsenal players changing room celebrations

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  5. Here is my understated comment…. Well said.

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  6. So Arsene Wenger is not The Scrooge?
    He does do this thing called “tactics”.
    He can coach deeeeeefence.
    The Arsenal have won a trophy. Two if you want to count the super cup.
    Big players have signed for the Arsenal. More then one! As Coquelin comments the signing of Santi was the Sign. by the time Nacho was brought in to compete with Gibbo there wasn’t much doubt which direction the good ship was sailing in, the Arsenal had caught the trade winds, pirate raids and pickings off the coast of Malaga, and they were on the their way. Alas some chose to stick their heads so far up their own Arsenal’s that they remain lost in the smelly darkness.

    Etc.

    That’s quite an incomplete list. I could go on. But I won’t.
    What kind of, um, lemming, would ever have believed any of it? Pardon my French. Xenophobia? On such a scale? So easily manipulated? Stooges used to flush out and beat the heard further to the right? Hmmm. Haven’t seen anything else like that of late…hehehe.

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  7. Politics and football/sport? No. They never mix. Can’t think of any examples.
    Ha. Ha. Ha.

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  8. “Who is Cazorla?”,

    Said AW to the assembled press pack. Days before he was signed! Legendary scenes.

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  9. 4th place meant nothing when Arsenal were getting 4th place, it also showed a lack of ambition (funny thing is both tottnum and liverpool were spending loads and changing managers to try and get 4th place, and this was showing ambition), now man utd want 4th place it is important again, the FA Cup was a big cup till low and behold Arsenal won it, now it is vying with the capitol one cup in its meaningless, if we don’t retain it this season the FA Cup will once again be a big cup. the sad thing is that the biggest promoters of this sort of nonsense is not the media, but Arsenal fans, especially bloggers and the twitterati

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  10. Thanks for your kind feedback guys. Am not the most prolific of of scribes and writing this piece was a reminder that I will never quit my day job. Fins made various comments listing the several lies and false narratives directed at Wenger which many of us have exposed over the years with varying success. In doing my research for this piece it became obvious that the media, as exemplified by Piers Morgan, could only sustain the lie as long as Manchester United was among the top four. Only then did United supporters (see Red Cafe for example) and the various hacks acknowledge that 4th Place is more important than an FA cup. On a personal note, it is a clear redemption of those of us who split with ACLF because it became a purveyor of this anti-Arsene nonsense. And it took only two years.

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  11. what is ACLF

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  12. exshöttenal

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  13. QPR lying down and having their belly tickled by city, not doing our goal difference any good, city now 7 goals ahead of us and game not over yet.

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  14. Ramsey took part in training today, as did Akpom and Martinez, both back from their loan deals.

    http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20150510/arsenal-train-ahead-of-swansea-match?

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  15. FT: Man City 6-0 QPR

    QPR relegated, now leaves one from Hull, Newcastle, Sunderland, Leicester, Aston Villa to go down.

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  16. Absolutely fucking excellent piece. The myths are one by one falling by the wayside as uncomfortable hacks and wobs try and reshuffle their position. The sea of truth is washing away wob rock leaving them little place to stand and they must surely feel cold and washed out.

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  17. with all this talk about Pep joining Man City I’d ask why do so many Gooners pine for him, he stays no where very long, he was one year Barcelona B manager, 4 years Barcelona manager, and now after only 2 years with Bayern he might be leaving, he builds nothing, and is not in it for the long haul. He actually looks ideal for Chelsea or city, not Arsenal.

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  18. Gunner Report @GunnerReport · May 9
    Our defensive options next season: Bellerin, Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Chambers, Nacho, Gibbs. Do we need more?

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  19. Jenks wont be back next year . Sold or more likely, another loan.

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  20. even without him do we really need to sign another defender,

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  21. liverpool already losing, if it stays that way top four is done, only who ends where to be decided.

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  22. 16:03LIVE UPDATE
    BY: ED MALYON
    Ed Malyon
    That should have been a red card.

    Filthy stuff from Fabregas, but the rules of football seemingly contain a clause – not confined to this match – where you can do anything you like in the first minute without fair punishment.

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  23. Happy Mommies day to all you Mom Goonners.

    I believe Jenko is going back out on loan and he’ll be brought back to compete against Bellerin the season after that. He’s just too good a player to sell.

    If we beat Swansea and tie against the Mancs, third place and automatic, CL qualification is ours. If we win our next two games after that, we can end up in second.
    Honestly, I’m more psyched about automatic qualification that ending up second or third. That extra week or two off will do wonders for the boys.

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  24. Thanks Shotta: you’ve nailed the hypocrisy there good and proper. I have noticed that one of the key tactics in attempting to ridicule Arsene is knowingly to take his figurative statements literally and then apply a kind of reductio ad absurdum to them. As you point out, it is an irritant to the meme creators to have Van Gaal publically backing the wisdom of Arsene’s words.

    I have just watched a dull match from Stamford Bridge on Sky: whoever the commentator was carries unspeakably smug brown nosing to another level.

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  25. Excellent Shotta, very well written and beautifully observed.

    I came to the conclusion quite some time ago that those who attempt to mock Arsene only end up mocking themselves. Their lack of self-awareness is matched only by their ignorance of the game; their inability to understand the bigger footballing picture is something to be pitied as you wonder when, for them, the Wenger Penny will finally drop.

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  26. Well said Shotta.

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  27. Coquelin’s Guardian interview here:
    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/may/09/francis-coquelin-arsenal-king-counter-bling
    Interesting to read what he says about his time at Freiburg.

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  28. Well written… seems to take so long for these myths to be slowly but surely busted,,, we will get to the very top and more and more AW will be better appreciated for remaining consistently n he top 2 for a long while and then not dropping ut of the top 4 at all. , glad AW signed on and was not moved by so many contrary comments… seems we are getting back to our top 2 finish… the very top for us next season…

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  29. dkg the key point in the Coquelin interview for me is him admitting that the reason why he could not get in the Arsenal team on a regular basis before this season, was cos he refused to play the DM role like how he is now, and that he was trying to play a far more expansive game, in an attempt to impress too much. But the penny dropped with him this season. This is very much what Wenger said about it a couple of months ago, but of course the AAA said it was Wenger’s fault for not knowing he had a DM in Coquelin despite the lad being hear six or seven years. So its good to see the lad admit it was down to him. You can still see aspects of trying to overplay in Coquelin’s performances, such as his attempts at spectacular long passes.

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  30. Nice piece Shotta

    Ultimately those who know, know. It’s all that matters.

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  31. now that is what you call a cut, (Stevenage v Sheffield Utd game)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEqduPMWAAEyE4t.jpg:large

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  32. a tottnum fan rant

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  33. did stevie Gerrard say something about Chelsea today

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  34. MontyBankes @MontyBankes · 3h 3 hours ago
    Arsenal fan on 5live wants Brendan Rodgers to take over from Wenger, for fucks sake.

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  35. Fantastic stuff Shotts,a superb read as usual.

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  36. Just found out I didn’t get a final ticket for the second year running, I suppose I was lucky going to both semis though. Maybe next year!

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  37. reports that Arsenal scout Brian McDerrmott was at the Dundee Utd game at the weekend to watch 18 year old John Souttar, who can play in defence or as a defensive midfielder, southampton and celtic also said to be keen on the lad, who made his debut for Dundee Utd at 16.

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  38. thanks a lot shotta. the epl title will beceome meaningless next season when we win it. now every istalking about quaters of the champions league, just wait till we get even past that.

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  39. edu ACLF? i’m sure you do know right? anyway i do check on the former playground once in while. the atmosphere is getting possitive nowadays. though never so positive as to give arsene credit for anything good happening at the moment. at least for a change, it is different to 2012/2013 end of an era preditions. i also notice that some of the regulers who constantly criticize us are no longer there or regular.

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  40. i expect jack start in place of rambo tonight. rosicky pleeeese!

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