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Arsenal: Are you ready Positives ?

Gf60 writes:

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With our season about to start later this week I’m sure that many remember moaning and groaning about some of our starts to previous seasons. Perhaps it would be fun to contemplate our navels for a moment and reflect that back before the war, Manchester City won the championship and were relegated the following season!

I mean how about this as a start to the season from the champions?

P10 W1 D2 L7 including no less than a 7-1 whipping at Sunderland.

Whoops! You thought I was referring to Man City? Ah sorry, slip of the two fingers. It was us actually in 1953/4.

Oh as a new boy at a school with distinct scum leanings, it was painful. In those days, our first win of the season, in about our 8th game, Chelsea away 2-0, meant so little! I mean a blind man and his dog expected to beat Chelsea.

Bad starts are not uncommon …we’ve had at least 6 with no more than 2 wins out of the first 10 games…. but which is the only club to have gone nearly 100 successive years in the top flight? Everton believe it or not come closest to the Gooners….63 odd years and after them, our nearest rivals will be……??

That’s your Quiz question.

And then there’s just straight old losing and /or not scoring. How about 7 straight losses in 1976/7? Even in our real hey days, in 1998/9, we had a wonderful early season spell with 3 goals in 5 games and that was the year after the double.   Better still, 1 goal in about 8 successive games (It really is too painful to track that season back so forgive me) in one glorious Jan/Feb spell when we had been 1st or 2nd for most of the season and banging it in like sailors on shore leave.

So goal starvation is also not something that is uncommon to the faithful.

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  1. PG blog comes first, twitter is a distant second

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  2. who the fuck thought it would be a good idea for both teams to wear red and white

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  3. Poor choice of kits, for fucks sake….

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  4. this game has a bit more bite than the first game, the aussies leaving the foot in

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  5. it looks like the arsenal players have given the ball away several times due to the similar colored kits, they see the red and white out of the corner of their eye and pass it only to see its the WSW white and red and not the AFC red and white

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  6. Girouddddddddddddddddddddddddddd a fine near post one touch finish, after a fine run by Monreal

    1-0 to the Arsenal

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  7. Nice.Very nice.

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  8. Ramseyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lobs the keeper after long ball from Monreal finds him running in behind the wsw defense

    2-0 to the Arsenal

    second assist for Monreal,

    what does Ramsey do they ask

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  9. Nice.Nice.Really nice.

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  10. Elnenyyyyyyyyyyy with a big deflected long range shot to make it 3-0 to the Arsenal

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  11. HT: WSW 0-3 Arsenal
    Giroud, Ramsey, Elneny with the goals.

    game played with more of an edge to it that the first game, and for me Arsenal playing with a little less pace too, but still some wengerball in there.
    It looks like some of the players blowing a bit, but that is not a surprise when you consider the hard training that would have been done in last few days.
    The white and red and red and white kit clash has not helped our one touch passing.
    Elneny began to look like David Luiz as the game went on.
    AMN been well involved but being right footed playing LWB has meant a few good attacking positions were not made the most of, but the lad is up for it.
    Iwobi been well in the game too.
    Monreal with two assists.
    Lacazette does a lot of one twos with our midfielders, and has shown a burst of pace too.
    Giroud finish outstanding, and Ramsey goal a real class one.

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  12. the Giroud haters are out in full force in twitterland, it seems he hates Lacazette and is not passing to him and not celebrating with him and not, you know everything

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  13. second half underway, no changes to the team yet

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  14. …great shot from Mo then. Shame that didnt go in.

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  15. oh so close from elney, a curler from edge of the area hits the bar with the keeper beaten

    Martinez came on for Ospina for second half

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  16. wsw hit the bar with a piledriver, ramsey then passes to martinez who picks it up and its a freekick six yards out, its gets blocked but the rebound is fired home wsw 1-3 afc

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  17. ox has been caught flat footed a couple of times so far this half

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  18. 66 minutes – full outfield change of line up for arsenal

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  19. looks like we line up as

    martinez
    bielik mertesacker kolasinac
    nelson coquelin willock nketiah
    ozil welbeck walcot

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  20. the game has died a death since all the subs came on

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  21. wilock hauled down on edge of the area, Ozil curls the freekick over the wall and hits the post, rebound fired over

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  22. per heads straight at the keeper form six yards

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  23. keeper with a good save from walcott after some wengerball

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  24. nketiah hits the post with a fine shot

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  25. keeper saves from walcott, then nketiah nearly in again

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  26. FT: WSW 1-3 Arsenal

    a competitive workout, two top goals and a deflected one gave us a 3-0 lead, a comical freekick given away for their goal, martinez had picked up a back pass six yards out.

    all the subs being brought on killed the game for a ten or fifteen minute spell, then in final five or ten minutes Arsenal stepped it up again and came very close to scoring a couple, ozil and nketiah hitting the same post, and their keeper made a couple of good saves from theo

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  27. Well that was a thoroughly enjoyable run out – everyone looked fit and relaxed – nice to see Elneny enjoying his game. And plenty for another huge crowd to lap up.

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  28. Nketiah could have had 2-3 in his 25 minute stint as could Theo – good showing from the youngster

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  29. Bayern Munich next up on Wednesday.

    2 games in and we have not yet fielded our strongest possible 11 together, we may see it v BM in midweek or next Saturday v Chelsea.

    Kolasinac has played in the back 3 so far, but for the last 15 of today’s game he really pushed up and we got a glimpse of what we might get from him as a lwb. Some really good driving runs, he forced the game.

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  30. Mike Keegan‏Verified account @MikeKeegan_DM

    AW says there’s no bid for Mbappe from Arsenal. Thinks he’ll stay at Monaco. More @MailSport soon. #afc

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  31. the away kit revealed on arsenlplayer today

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  32. Wenger on if he expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay: “Yes. 100 per cent.”

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  33. I think the red/white, white/red kits may have contributed to the confusion that led to that back pass/free kick. Vic Akers out!

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  34. passenal we don’t have an away kit till the Emirates Cup games

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  35. I thought the players were supposed to wear the 3rd kit for both games?

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  36. the home kit is a new kit too, so it got a run out, but someone cocked up that they did not know WSW would wear white and red kit.

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  37. typical wenger team, parking the bus as usual

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  38. Arsenal’s Josh Dasilva features as England win U19 Euros by beating Portugal

    by jeorge bird

    Arsenal midfielder Josh Dasilva came on as a second-half substitute as England U19s beat Portugal 2-1 today to win the European Championship for their age group.

    Easah Suliman put England in front before an own goal from Dujon Sterling saw Portugal equalise.

    It was England who prevailed, however, with Lukas Nmecha scoring the winner and the Three Lions held on to win despite Tayo Edun being sent off in the closing stages.

    Dasilva is now set to be given time off before returning to Arsenal next month.

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  39. New post up

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