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Arteta’s Arsenal Feeding Humble Pie.

Hello everyone.

In this podcast we look back on our super victory over our recent nemesis. It was a performance full of skill and energy against a Liverpool team, that although perhaps a little below their last few years form, did play as well as I’ve seen them this season. Put it this way, that Liverpool performance would have brushed us aside last year, the year before and the year before that.

The podcast turned into gushing praise for Arteta and the process that we have openly mocked prior to this season. Much humble pie has been swallowed and the egg on my face is acknowledged.

So have a listen and let us know in the comments section what you think .

Pedantic George

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69 comments on “Arteta’s Arsenal Feeding Humble Pie.

  1. Thanks lads as always for getting together. Again, great to see you happy and enjoying the Arsenal.Long may it last.Cheers!

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  2. Not gonna lie – I am liking Arteta more than I disliked him last season that’s for sure but it will take a Prem Lg title or CL title to totally forgive the Ozil fiasco!!

    That said props were props is due coming up to a third of the season gone and he has turned it around compared to the 1st 10 games last season. Gwan Arteta.

    Also interesting observation made by George regarding Arteta and installing his authority. Makes sense if that was what he was trying to achieve. Its hard to assess when you have not got the full info but that does make sense at least. Not sure if I agree with Arteta’s method but if it works, it is difficult to criticise.

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  3. Arteta’s plan is working!! Cause defensive chaos in the opponents end of the pitch by signing multiple Gabriels. Opponents get confused when one of them says ‘I’ve got Gabriel”….C’mon Arteta, sign a few more Gabriels and we’ll be unstoppable.

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  4. We wouldn’t be fans if we weren’t exited after the last two games.
    However we should always be reminded of the great poem “if”. While there has undoubtedly been huge improvement let’s keep our feet on the ground.
    The good start to the season will never excuse the things that were done in Edu’s and Mikel’s early starts.
    Remember Arsene turned up to a bunch of pissheads who had bins full of medals and massive characters and not an ounce of respect for him between them.
    Did “Arsene who” break up the side smash their character and cost the club a fortune, no he worked with them prolonged their careers and turned them back into winners again.
    He then replaced them slowly and completely rebuilt the side into invincibles.
    We should be proud of where we are but saying we played well on ever game if being a little forgetful and commenting on results not performances.
    I am really enjoying the run but as the old football saying goes it’s a marathon not a sprint and nothing is won in October.
    Let’s hope at the end of this very strange season we can give Mikel some real credit and not just a good run.

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  5. Loved the top two teams comment and you are not wrong. I think it is impressive how so many average looking players have really blossomed this season and that has to be down to Arteta.
    Feet do need to remain grounded and
    of course it is written in the stars that Auba will score a hat trick against us.
    I am however happy for humble pie to remain on the menu.

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  6. “We should be proud of where we are but saying we played well on ever game if being a little forgetful and commenting on results not performances”

    When you are starving any cracker taste like Jacobs

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  7. Agree 100% ianspace2014….I still feel we will be battling for 4th place come spring time. We lack the depth to survive the inevitable injuries and more compact match scheduling this season. Last year we were spared European football and players like Saka, Smith-Rowe and Odegaard were still knackered and less effective at the end of the season. And the more we play the more other teams will learn where are weaknesses are (sorry Gabby M.). All it will take to derail us is the inevitable Partey injury. Also defenses can’t cope with our excellent wide players – if either Saka or Martinelli go down opponents can shore up the other side of their defense. Enjoying the fun while it lasts.

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  8. Partey is hit and miss, so it’s not even an injury it could just be a simple lack of form he has shown in the past. I always think he is at his best when he keeps it simple, it’s when he tries to do to much that he is repeatedly caught in possession or finds himself in no man’s land.
    The win against Brentford showed we could beat teams who can be difficult and are on form, the win against the spuds showed we could beat teams that pack tight and then counter quickly and the win against Liverpool showed we could beat teams that are better than us.
    We will need all of this to finish the overloaded second half of the season. I would imagine the cup competitions are going to be highly loaded with second string players from all sides and a smaller side might even win them this season.
    Basically the second half of the season will be unprecedented and anything could happen, whether that benefits us or goes against us we will just have to wait and see.

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  9. Arsenal: Turner, White, Holding, Saliba, Tierney, Lokonga, Vieira, Odegaard, Saka, Nelson, Nketiah
    Substitutes: Ramsdale, Hein, Tomiyasu, Cedric, Ibrahim, Gabriel, Partey, Smith, Xhaka, Marquinhos, Martinelli, Edwards

    Hein, Ibrahim, Smith and Edwards yet to make their first team debut

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  10. Bodo have won 14 European home games in a row.

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  11. Sakaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa1-0 to the arsenal

    good build up, but the goal itself was fortunate, as the ball rebounded in off saka

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  12. 1-0 at half time, next goal vital, we are a bit slow in our decision making in the attacking third of the pitch, and a bit isolated too often.

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  13. The arseblaggers who read this blog in order to glean some worthwhile content for their poor pages couldn’t understand any concern about Saka playing the group games.

    Then again they did spend the last five years begging for journeyman footballers to replace a top player like Xhaka. We understand therefore that they clearly, evidentially, do not understand this simple game/sport.

    IMO a more experienced older coach would’ve left Saka at home today (see Klopp, Rodgers & Big W himself for how coaches with a rep for b intent through young players understand how to manage their fitness).
    But he scored a deflected goal and that might be worth/offset the fatigue. who knows. Not me!

    COYG.

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  14. Bodo after having two great chance to level in a couple of minutes, Arsenal need to up it a bit, and so they bring on Xhaka and Martinelli for Nelson and Saka

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  15. Marquinhos, Tomiyasu on for Odegaard, White

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  16. Partey came on for Sambi

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  17. FT: Bodo/Glimt 0-1 Arsenal

    a win is a win is a win, saka got our winner, a poor quality game, that suggests we have very little after the first 11, not one of the second choice players showed anything that would suggest they are putting pressure on the first choice player for their place

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  18. Turner was probably the only one to shine, Saka was our best player

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  19. I saw the first half, but then had to go to work. If you don’t play week in week out on artificial surfaces they are really hard, in both senses of the word. You can’t commit yourself in the same way as on grass, and this evening showed that we didn’t really know how to do it differently. Under the circs it was a very useful win, so Im not reading too much into the performance. However, I do think it is correct to say that not many (any?) are putting pressure on the first team places just yet. A couple might with time (I still feel there is a lot of potential with Sambi L and Holding is useful to have around) but I guess the reality is that without a couple of years of Champions League we are not in a postion to buy depth of real quality.

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  20. I thought Sambi played well tonight under the circumstances as well as his midfield partner KT.
    I would say seeing as none of the first team players played well either puts in context the performances of the second string.
    No one could judge Eddie on this game as he was given no support whatsoever, of you said he was feeding of scraps it would be exaggerating because the tiny chances he did have he created himself.
    As for Turner he is another in the long line of good shot stoppers and again got down well to a low shot much the same as the first game. However this is the basics and the rest of the goalkeeping skills I’m not sure he’s shown yet. Certainly he looks slow off his line which will be a worry against faster forwards.
    Overall although much like the first game we lacked cohesion we came away with a victory where many teams won’t so it’s all good.

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  21. Whatever flaws that need ironing out, might be needing Turner soon , Ramsdale looks in pain in some recent games

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  22. The pod broke the 300 barrier! Good to see it. Keep on keepin’ on lads.

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  23. Mandy, I think you’re right. He will learn playing for ARSENAL that we play a high line and rely on the keeper to sweep. He certainly hasn’t let anyone down yet and I agree Aaron looks like he may need a rest
    We haven’t really seen him tested in the air yet but if he is strong in that department then he should be an able deputy, he is the USA number one after all.

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  24. George you made it into David Squires’ latest cartoon. 28 till 29.

    Squires is penning an Arsenal renaissance.
    As a club that likes to bring through younger players whilst playing brave attacking football, with a sprinkling of stars like Jesus.
    Yes this is the very model which his fellow hacks in the media are now applauding. Which they were previously trolling. For years.
    Kronke Jnr’s genius difference to the previous model is the replacement of some agents with some super agents and with the cheaper duds being replaced with super expensive duds.
    Yes it was always reasonable to question this variation until Arteta wizened up, learnt from his old gaffer, and raided a superclub for proven talent he knew he could trust above the opinion a flatulent super agent.

    George’s trolling of the trolling clowns and the Chumley-Warner hacks who write their drivel to exploit such idiocy was always destined for the Legendarium.

    Thanks George.
    Come on the Arsenal.

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  25. Funnily enough Aubameyang was about 28 & 1/2 when signed.
    Just about the right side of worthwhile when signed for a club the size of the Arsenal.

    Many acknowledge in spite of his flaws (some could never forgive him after missing a pen up the road & that is understandable) that without Auba and under Emery that relegation beckoned!

    And that the subsequent new deal and wages did not work out so well. As George said on the pod a very bizarre sequence. But it’s over now, Auba went on to Barca and now recent European champions Chelsea clubs that can afford such indulgence with older stars.

    Let’s be fair. Subsequent history highlights the comic value of George’s trolling.

    perhaps that sequence confirmed for Arteta that he needed a top striker/top player(s) that he could manage properly and if that meant it had to be someone he had already worked with then, well, you can lead a horse to water by you can’t force it to drink.
    Leeds Leeds Leeds.
    The original club damned by their own craven stupidity, whose great coach went on to manage Saudi Arabia or the UAE i’m not sure anyone cares (he did not get invited to work for FUFA but he probably invited his new owners to buy up the PL). Felled by yes we can say it as it is on the record: their own corruption. Let’s not get Ben mention Risdale & O’Leary. Leeds have a lot to answer for & I hope they continue their atonement answer with a defeat today.
    COYG

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  26. Funnily enough Aubameyang was about 28 & 1/2 when signed.
    Just about the right side of worthwhile when signed for a club the size of the Arsenal.

    Many acknowledge in spite of his flaws (some could never forgive him after missing a pen up the road & that is understandable) that without Auba and under Emery that relegation beckoned!

    And that the subsequent new deal and wages did not work out so well. As George said on the pod a very bizarre sequence. But it’s over now, Auba went on to Barca and now recent European champions Chelsea clubs that can afford such indulgence with older stars.

    The Subsequent history highlights the comic value of George’s trolling. Of people who idiotically think that the Arsenal ever had the monies to be managed like Barca or Chelsea. Let us be fair. If people shout and express such craven idiocy on a public forum then they are fair game.

    What can we say of the Chumley-Warner hacks, the Mmmm Ronay’s who are perhaps more sinister then the studio clowns? The less the better.

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  27. Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
    Substitutes: Turner, Tierney, Nketiah, Holding, Cedric, Vieira, Lokonga, Nelson, Marquinhos

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  28. the game has been suspended, the officials technology has failed so game has had to be stopped

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  29. Sakaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 1-0 to the Arsenal

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  30. nice goal from Saka.

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  31. HT: Leeds Utd 0-1 Arsenal

    Saka with the goal, in a frantic and frenetic first half disrupted by a technology problem that halted the game for half an hour

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  32. We need another bloody goal. Or two.

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  33. we might need to score a second goal

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  34. penalty to leeds given for handball after a VAR check

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  35. ha ha!!!!!!

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  36. bamford hits the penalty wide

    just seen the replay of the build up to the handball, there was a leeds offside in it, but not given, so for me justice done

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  37. we really need to step it up here, we are rocked back in the second half, Arteta needs to make some changes

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  38. xhaka down with an injury to give Arteta time to try and get the lads heads clear

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  39. we can’t string a few passes together, its awful stuff from us

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  40. Vieira on for Odegaard

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  41. we are unable to keep the ball, far too rushed

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  42. Chasing the game. Need about three or for mins on the ball just to kill it a bit.

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  43. BBC commentators begging for a leeds goal

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  44. 6 minutes of stoppage time to be played

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  45. 6 mins extra? Eh?

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  46. fffs. Twat.

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