Arsenal and a Damn Good Thrashing


Morning All Positive Arsenal fans,

I shall keep it brief.

First, and as young DC pointed out last night, well done to Sheffield Wednesday. A memorable night for them, a deserved victory and hopefully another exciting Capital One Cup tie beckons to them in the draw with one of the ‘glamour’ teams. A full Hillsborough is still an impressive ground.

As for our performance inn South Yorkshire?

Having read the mainstream media this morning and seen Arsene’s words of explanation of last night’s result he hit the target as I expected. Our young lads across the middle Kamara, Iwobi, and Bennacer did not quite have the strength or the nous to overcome the experience and energy of the Wednesday midfield.

Matty did his best to galvanise the boys around him and I never doubted their heart. The effort was there, the cutting edge was not. It must be terribly frustrating for them to play in the reserves and sit on the bench patiently for their chance to come, and when it does for the opportunity to turn to ashes within 51 minutes. It was a game in which we very, very rarely put the home side under any pressure. Apparently we had two shots on target ?

I sense it is probably a hard lesson for young players to learn, that they still have loads of knowledge and experience to acquire before being genuinely equipped for PL football, but it may a necessary one.

Of the performances of our more experienced players Cech had a blameless evening. Giroud had very little ball so can be excused, in my book. The remainder, like me, endured an evening to forget. Every man of them knows he has more ability than was on show for much of last night.

The injuries ? Clearly worrying but it did seem both players went down immediately following their recognition of a muscular twinge rather than a great ripping of tendons and flesh. No doubt investigations will be underway with four days to go before our game in South Wales.

And finally a bright spark ? We got to see Krystian Bielik after many a long month of sightings in the second teams he finally made a real first team appearance. Not an auspicious result for the boy but I liked the half an hour I saw. He has confidence and is tall. That is two boxes ticked.

So enjoy Wednesday and the remainder of the week. A 3.00 kick off on Saturday, which is a novelty. I shall be primed and ready to go again.

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  1. Thanks A5, I wouldn’t of been Happy if I was standing in the rain all alone watching the seagulls on the pitch with my ARSENAL nowhere to be seen. I suppose I’m going have to spend the night with the Mrs.


  2. Saint Robert of Highbury.

    The slayer of the dragon of Fleet Street and also all the small snakes that crawl in the sewer runs that follow in the path of the lost river Fleet.


    Youngsters Alex Iwobi, Chris Willock and Kaylen Hinds trained with the Arsenal first-team squad at London Colney this morning ahead of tomorrow’s game against Swansea City.

    Willock and Hinds are just back from the U17 World Cup, where they represented England, whilst Iwobi, who made his senior Arsenal debut on Tuesday, is likely to be on the bench tomorrow given the first-team’s injury problems.

    Young defender Julio Pleguezuelo, who was surprisingly left out of the squad to face Sheffield Wednesday, also trained.

    Eight senior players are currently out injured, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, David Ospina, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky all currently sidelined.

    Possible team:






    Subs: Macey, Debuchy, Gabriel, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Iwobi.

    Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2015 by Jeorge Bird. Leave a comment


  4. Sam ‏@samuelJayC 2h2 hours ago
    Wenger on Raymond Verheijen: “It looks like this guy knows everything. I’m amazed he knows more than doctors & physios.”

    Wenger should have added “and yet remains unemployed”

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  5. I like KK but Chris Willock is the more technical player and can make up for the lack of physical presence in the top tier at the moment. He is clever with tricks and flicks and can keep the ball. KK is really more of a goal scorer so if were looking for cover on the right after Campbell and Iwobi then Chris is yer man

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