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Arsenal See Off Violent Villains.

Hello Positive people.

In this podcast we look back all the way to the Villa game, one which I thought saw us displaying everything that will be needed for us to take a tilt at top 4 this season.

There was fast energetic and considered attacking, which saw us overcome targeted violence and some of the worse officiating I can remember, and I can remember a lot. We sowed great and immediate resolve to bounce back when we conceded one of the softest goal in our history, and I can remember a lot of them too.

Of course it wasn’t all good and there were a few worrying old traits on display and some below par performances from some of our lads, fortunately they were countered by some outstanding efforts by others.

It’s 5 on the spin, and although the fixtures,and form of our opponents, have favoured us, we couldn’t have done better points wise.

I know the transfer window closing seems to be the big talking point at the moment, but we fell it’s worth actually talking about the football.

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Pedantic George.

131 comments on “Arsenal See Off Violent Villains.

  1. Difficult to claim that football is the working man’s game now, it hasn’t been for decades.
    For that matter not sure there is such a thing as a working man nowadays.
    Even builders think their middle class and in alot of cases their right.
    Let’s be fair the UK is extremely right wing and is full of hypocrisy, the rich are more in control now than they have been since before gunpowder entered our shores.

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  2. ARSENAL v Brentford confirmed as going ahead but moved to 12 o’clock after the PSV game postponed.

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  3. the notion of Monrachy is absurd, I really don’t get why so many brits buy into the nonsense.

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  4. It’s an easy sell especially as most people don’t learn history and will believe anything the media will tell them.

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  5. I’m conflicted about the monarchy, I think it’s daft, but when I see who we elect , I think it might be for the best. Left in our hands it’s a fuck up.

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  6. With you on that PG.
    Perhaps nobody should just happen to be born with such influence and privilege, but then, I wouldn’t swap their lives.
    Ultimately, I suspect The Queen has done more for her country than many, the respect in which she was held worldwide certainly did no harm for UK PLC. It’s not just the Brits, she was hugely respected in countries that don’t always have the same respect for our elected members, France and USA spring to mind. The fact she wasn’t a biased or tainted politician may have helped in a small way bringing to an end conflicts that needed to be bought to an end.
    A flawed institution, a deeply flawed history, some massively flawed current members, but the Queen probably did net good in a long and very interesting lifetime.
    But I can’t bring myself into committed monarchist territory

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  7. Totally agree with her influence, especially the longer she went on. However the atrocities committed in her name, just like the church, makes it a discusting organisation. Also like the church it has to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world.
    In the end the Queen like any monarch is told what to do by the institution and actually is a waste of time and money.
    The whole elite (and remember there are hundreds of hangers on) cost us a fortune and before anyone says but it brings in money through tourism Paris makes more money than London through tourism and we could still keep historic buildings going if we got rid of the monarchy.
    These people are all millionaires but we still subsidise their life’s and their houses, that has to be wrong.
    My parents have told me about how the Queen’s parents and then the Queen herself helped the moral of the country during the second world war and the difficult time afterwards and I will ever be grateful for that but I believe the time has come to be logical and get rid of the monarchy and the house of lords.

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  8. Oh by the way I was sad when the Queen died and although she made mistakes I she seemed a quite nice human being.

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  9. With regard to the Monarchy I suspect it won’t be long before King Charles proves to be deeply unpopular.

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  10. is it true Charles has handed over a few estates to the new prince of wales, in total 280k acres, all tax free of course, just as all he has been given now he is king is tax free. In a country with food banks and an energy crisis, such things should not be happening

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  11. It is true, there is a “special” law for royals exception of inheritance tax.

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  12. So with the city game postponed to fit in our game against PSV, we find ourselves already trying to find room for two games.
    I would hope the Everton game would be squeezed in before the world cup in-between Chelsea and Wolves.
    The city game looks like it will be wedged in a busy January schedule with us playing a cup game, Newcastle, spuds, manure as well.
    It might be a good season to go out of the domestic cups early because after the world cup the second half of the season looks jammed.

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  13. Sadly (?), the monarchy has no effect on who’s elected or what they do. Sadly, only because we seem happy to elect a shower of shite, who, intentionally or accidentally, are content to ruin the life chances of most of the ordinary people in this country. Apparently entrepreneurs “need” to have the carrot of obscene wealth, otherwise they won’t get out of bed. Nurses or care workers, on the other hand, can be paid peanuts ’cause they need to provide for their families. Phew. A football free rant.

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  14. They say that ignorance is bliss.

    For anyone who is interested in the truth, the total net profit from the Crown Estates goes to the Treasury.

    According to the Crown Estates website, the net profit for 2021/2, which they say is “generated for the public purse” was £312.7m.

    I dare say that the late Queen seems to have been paying a little bit more to the Treasury than most, if not all of the participants to this blog.

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  15. To each his sufferings: all are men,
    Condemn’d alike to groan—
    The tender for another’s pain,
    Th’ unfeeling for his own.
    Yet, ah! why should they know their fate,
    Since sorrow never comes too late,
    And happiness too swiftly flies?
    Thought would destroy their Paradise.
    No more;—where ignorance is bliss,
    ‘Tis folly to be wise.

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  16. Ah the old “profit” argument, this has been going for years but is a bit of smoke and mirrors.
    This is like seeing a man on a speciality bike and saying we can’t take the man away because it’s worth so much, actually we all know the bike is the thing with value.
    If you run the stolen buildings and estates purely for tourism you would still make money but wouldn’t have to pay for the people, many of whom especially down the bottom of the triangle are sponging of the state.
    Look at countries like France who have no monarchy but still make more money in tourism than us.
    Economically and morally there is only one answer only those looking emotionally would come to a different conclusion.
    So look at only half the picture and yes you could look ignorant but be logical and look at the whole picture and you will come to the correct answer.
    All philosophers will give you this advice.

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  17. Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Vieira, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus.

    Subs: Turner, Nketiah, Holding, Tomiyasu, Lokonga, Marquinhos, Smith, Nwaneri, Lino Sousa

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  18. 16 year old midfielder Nwaneri in the subs, as Lino Sousa a 17 year old left back we signed from West Brom last January. Matt Smith also on the bench

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  19. Odegaard and Zinchenko both out with calf injuries.

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  20. my mistake, Ethan Nwaneri is still only 15 and not 16 as I stated above

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  21. Jeorge Bird
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    Nwaneri has only played twice for the U21s and nine times for the U18s and he’s already involved with the first-team.

    Most U16s are usually still at Hale End but he’s training full time at London Colney.

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  22. 1-0 to the Arsenal, Saliba with a header

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  23. Plenty of grandees are in west London today and tomorrow but meh i’ve only got eyes for The Royal Arsenal.

    A great vertical move up the centre of the pitch involving Xhaka who has been outstanding in this game so far could’ve resulted in a great goal but I’ll happily celebrate the header from the corner in off the post. Lovely variations.

    And a good start for the Gunners.

    My only concern is the lack of minutes for the budding goal scorer ESR.

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  24. 2-0 to the Arsenal, Jesus with a header from a great Xhaka pass

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  25. Great finish from a delicious cross/pass.

    0-2.

    This premier league contest is turning into a Xhaka exhibition.

    Worth repeating yet again based upon the evidence before your eyes that the Arsenal holes who have spent five years of their worthless content attacking this footballer for their gullible listeners: they do not know Football.

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  26. HT: Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    Saliba and Jesus with our goals, a dominant performance so far

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  27. 3-0 to the Arsenal, Viera oooh ooh Viera he comes from Portugal and scores for Arsenal

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  28. sambi on for partey

    nketiah on for martinelli

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  29. tomiyasu on for white

    i really hope we throw on nwaneri for last few minutes

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  30. 15 year old nathan nanweri on for vieira – our youngest ever first team player

    marquinhos on for saka

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  31. nwaneri not only our youngest ever first team player, he is the youngest player to play in the EPL

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  32. FT: Brentford 0-3 Arsenal

    Saliba, Jesus and Vieria with our goals in a stroll in the park.

    Xhaka outstanding

    Nwaneri a history maker

    top of the league.

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  33. an odd little aside to the Nwaneri debut, it seems under child protection rules, he was not allowed to change with the rest of the first team today as he is only 15.

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  34. just to point out how young Nwaneri is, he is a full year younger than Cesc was when he made his AFC debut.

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  35. Gabriel Jesus’s goal was the first headed goal from open play I can remember for quite some time. It feels like it was the first since Giroud!
    And on a theme of memory it’s quite some time since I can recall such a dominant and controlled performance.

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  36. Brilliant professional performance and masterclass from our Captain on the day and real Captain Xhaka.
    Of course the pundits give it to Jesus because they like to give it to the “stars” rather than the most influential player but in reality Xhaka was King maker today and was great going forward, controlling midfield and in defence.

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  37. it was some weekend for Arsenal Schoolboy players,

    Nwaneri becoming our youngest ever first team player

    Lewis-Skelly scored late equaliser for our U18’s in a game that another two schoolboys, Ismail and Obi-Martin made their debuts at that level

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  38. Also an under strength U21 side got a well earned draw against a really good Wolves side after going a goal down and having a player sent off in the first half.
    It was the first time I’d been up to watch the U21’s for a while and the first time I’d been there since Maria, the Queen of ARSENAL, died and there was certainly a whole in the atmosphere without her constant songs and chants.
    Wolves played some excellent passing football and in Tyler Roberts and Lee Harkin have two players who could carry the ball quickly and strongly. In fact it was Roberts that was causing havoc in the ARSENAL midfield and defence and brought about three early bookings. This was to prove pivotal as on 35 minutes Henry Jeffcott fouled in the area to give away a penalty and the ref decided it was worthy of a second yellow much to the ARSENAL youngsters and coaching staff’s discust.
    The second half see us up the tempo on the break and we got the equaliser through the impressive Lannin-Sweet who has just got his Welsh call up. Just afterwards after an nice move Cirjan should of put us in front shooting just wide.
    As the game wore on Cozier-Duberry, who has been so good going forward this season, had to operate more and more as a left back as Wolves pushed on. Ironically the midfield that was so out of sorts in the first half battled for every ball and the Ibrahim, Bandeira axis played much better.
    Zach Awe, who is now huge considering how small he was when I first see him play, was fantastic and very calm even when there was mayhem in the ARSENAL box.
    Awe alongside Foran and with Sweet outside them and a very good keeper in Graczyk the backline looks very good and just managed to keep Wolves at bay ironically Roberts although having more space against ten men just got more and more frustrated and with it ineffective although I think he will make an excellent PL player one day.
    When the final whistle went all the ARSENAL players sunk to the floor showing just how much their effort they had put in. It was an excellent game and an excellent result.

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  39. A City striker gets the headlines, but don’t think there has been a better player in the EPL than Xhaka so far , but still, he’s at least getting some long overdue recognition

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  40. Feel like i have to hold my hand up and publicly admit that I was very wrong about Arteta this season and he is proving me soo wrong. (long may it continue)

    I honestly thought he was a chip off the Moyes block but I can see this season he wants to play!! just like his mentors Wenger and Pep.

    Happy with the way the team is playing (even the loss at Old toilet), I enjoy watching matches and happy to see the progression of the squad.

    He has also given debut to one of the highly rated youngsters so showing that there is a possible path to first team rather than the checkbook.

    Props where props is due, so far so good. just have to have some consistency and hopefully we might be on to something special.

    Well done Mikkel and well done Ethan

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  41. I to have enjoyed the start to the season however it was only the last two games of which I have been impressed.
    If you look at the Nwanari sub it was purely PR, there were players on the bench and in reserve who are further in their development.
    When Cesc, Jack and indeed Henri Lansbury got their calls it was because they were standout performers not just a feeling from a manager who has been accused of not liking academy players.

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  42. Agree with you a bit on Nwanari, it was a bit of PR but also been

    researching the kid a bit and by all accounts he is very highly rated and played well beyond his age groups and impressed so he def has talent.

    Remains to be seen how far he can go but it will be interesting to follow and good to see Arteta giving him the reward for his progress at youth level.

    hopefully will inspire the rest of the youth

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  43. We do have some really good young lads Nwanari is not even our only “wonderkid”

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  44. Nwaneri can not play in the EL games, till he turns 16, so that would be the later stages of the competition

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  45. Arsenal U21’s are currently playing away to Ipswich in the EFL Trophy, losing 1-0 at half time.

    Graczyk
    Sweet, Foran, Awe, Quesada-Thorn
    Smith, Henry-Francis, Bandeira
    Taylor-Hart, Sagoe Jr, Butler-Oyedeji

    subs: Hillson, Kacurri, Walters, Ibriham, Cirjan, Ideho, Vigar

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  46. Arsenal Academy
    @ArsenalAcademy
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    We’ve made a triple change at the break…

    ↩️ Taylor-Hart
    🔛 Cirjan

    ↩️ Bandeira
    🔛 Ibrahim

    ↩️ Quesada-Thorn
    🔛 Walters

    🔵 1-0 ⚫️ (46)

    #AFCU21 | #PapaJohnsTrophy

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  47. first year scholar Maldini Kacurri(16) is a sub tonight for the U21’s, he was picked up by AFC near the end of last season, after he was not awarded a scholarship by Fulham, he is a rugged CB who loves a tackle.

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  48. Arsenal Academy
    @ArsenalAcademy
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    We’ve made another substitution…

    ↩️ Sagoe Jr
    🔛 Ideho

    🔵 2-0 ⚫️ (85)

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  49. Arsenal Academy
    @ArsenalAcademy
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    Another change…

    ↩️ Smith
    🔛 Vigar

    🔵 2-0 ⚫️ (89)

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