Arsenal……. at fucking last

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It took some time coming but it was so sweet and went some way to getting revenge for some of our recent results against Chelsea. What a complete performance, I didn’t see the whole game but between having a drink in the afternoon with some friends I’d not seen for five years and going to a party, I managed to slip the first half into my busy drinking schedule….

….. and was I pleased to do so. A first half of a masterclass where we were just too good for a poor Chav side. It was just a shame we couldn’t increase the score line in the second half, six or seven nil would have been very, very sweet.

I’m not going to pick out any single player from that first half performance…. it was a team effort where it all clicked, all the right boxes were ticked and they played like potential champions, it bodes extremely well for the rest of the season.

Has Wenger finally got the balance right….. no he hasn’t but he is definitely going in the right direction, the initial line up could have been criticised and once again, Mr X wasn’t picked to start, but that’s a small criticism considering the result and how we achieved it.

I don’t know about you….. but I want more of that.

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45 thoughts on “Arsenal……. at fucking last

  1. Morning all.
    Nice one NB, sounds like you celebrated in style. A very enjoyable game to watch, i felt our time was coming for a result like that, Wenger’s after match interview seemed like a rehearsed piece he has been waiting to use, Always the Professional Manager, just when you want him to let his hair down and get excited, he was controlled and boring. A class act never the less. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Bonjour Soixante-Neuf and Steve, short and sweet post, just as the old show biz adage goes, always leave them wanting more. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Great all round performance, it finally looks as if we’ve found the handbrake and learned how to take it off.

    Let’s hope it’s not another false dawn and we can carry the form forward to Wednesday, a win over Basle would give us an mother boost and make the rest of the group stage a little more straightforward.

    I’ll even say well done Wenger, he almost got the starting line-up right, the injury to Le Coq forced him into a change for the better.

  3. Morning guys
    Think the post told the story…..If we had been getting performances like this consistently for the last few years, instead of excuses there wouldn’t be too many Wenger outs, and it was done without a raft of new players on the pitch…..So no more bullshit AW lets keep it going.
    And Steve don’t take that scarf off ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Evening all, Been fishing all day, lost a good fish at the net, but after the first disappointment i started to smile when i thought of the game, another bait on and never got another touch but still drove home thinking about that score.. The scarf comes out on every game while we are playing like this, i have faith that it will be out for the rest of the season. Mind you i have had that scarf for a very long time.

  5. Hello peeps
    No complaints today, unless its a lost fish ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tomorrow CL again, need to give them a hiding if any ambition to top the group with PSG finding their shooting boots. Not sure I could watch another match against Barca or Bayern, they are getting stale, as is the CL generally.

  6. Good morning nob heads

    It’s amazing how the comments dwindle after we’ve had a good run of games….. lose a game and every fucker is on moaning;;…… beat Chelsea for the first time in 12 years and every fucker stops posting.

  7. Hi there, been away for a couple of days, and out of touch, anything happening in the World of Arsenal?

  8. Well, you know, we’ve been here before. The man city game, man united last season. All false dawns. If we do get a result against Basel then maybe this is a new dawn. But until that, I think many of us are cautiously optimistic๐Ÿ˜€.

  9. We can only hope!

    Fat Sam chopped, must be the shortest tenure, 67 days and one game, of any England manager.

    Maybe by demonstrating his greed he’s saved the FA some embarrassment over their decision to appoint him in the first place.

    Southgate to take over for the interim.

    Could Wenger be in line for the job again? Check out the first line of this comment. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Morning all,
    Big fat greedy Sam, Gets the job of his dreams, but the papers knew he was bent, and set him up hook line and sunk him. A bent manager is always bent, he just cant help himself, a lucrative little half million is enough for any bent manager to fall for, and the fat slob has shown the world that you cant have your cake and eat it.

    Game set and match. Now many people will say that what the papers have done is sneaky sad and about as low as a Snake, but in truth it has shown what kind of man he is, Working for the FA in about the most prestigious football job around, and a gullible greedy man in 60 days has shown what he is all about. For a fast buck he has let England and the FA who showed faith in him down badly but worse than that they have shown that a greedy ponce will never change.

    Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal 20 years shown commitment and loyalty, he has been offered more jobs than you can shake a stick at, but has always remained faithful, as far as any of us know, he has always been honest, never taken a bung and never embarrassed the Arsenal name, He has in his tenure made money for his bosses and pioneered a football legacy that few will ever manage, And yet still that is not good enough for some.

    Arsene Wenger Knew of Fat Sams dealings, there is not much about football this man does not know and when asked to comment on the greedy fucker he said he just Hopes that he can clear his name, Now that is a Professional football Manager.

    Over the years Wenger had to endure the press’s dislike of him, he knew that a French foreigner would never be taken to the English publics hearts, but that never stopped the man, he did his job in an honourable way and he did it the best way he could. Over the years he has been ridiculed and been made fun off he has been accused, but Wenger made sure early on that should anybody accuse him of doing wrong, then they better get their facts right or he would sue the arse off of them.

    Now of course i am a big fan of Wenger, and of course i have had my moans and groans about the man but i have never doubted the mans quality or his enthusiasm. I am but a humble Welder, so what do i know, but all i do know is that a better Manager will be almost impossible to find.

    Of course England will once again look to Wenger , and if the man has any sense at all, he should think seriously about taking it, as he is not Valued at Arsenal by many, and they should really find out what its like to have a Fat Stan to lead them on,

  11. Bonjour mes amis,

    The Sam Allardyce story has knocked almost everything else off the back pages, and thereโ€™s still more to come.

    The Telegraph has promised more revelations over the coming days, a series of current and former Premiership managers are in line to be exposed by the investigation over claims by a football agent that they asked for, and accepted bribes over player transfers.

    Despite my excitement over the idea that the horrible Mourinho could be one of them, and would be forced out of English football for good, there seems little likelihood of that being the case. Fat Sam is the big story, anything involving the big names would have been published first.

    With the benefit of hindsight, the FA appear naรฏve at least in appointing Allardyce in the first place, but to be fair the whole sting operation only went ahead after his appointment to the England job. It is Allardyce himself who is guilty of being naรฏve along with his agent and financial advisors, those who fell for the scam in the first instance.

    Now the story moves on to finding a successor. Southgate is to take temporary charge, while the usual suspects are subjected to a much close scrutiny of their characters and financial probity, even before their abilities as a football coach are examined.

    Anyone care to have a bet on who the new man will be? Oops! I used a dirty word there, bet!

  12. Hi guys
    I suppose Fat Sam will get a nicely paid job somewhere, football must be the only career in the world where average and overrated gets continually well paying jobs, managing, playing or punditry fucked if I didn’t miss my calling.
    Now tonight, Basel I hope will be faulty, but we must not think that it will be a piece of piss. They have a decent record agains’t big teams, so go out and hammer the shit out of them in the 1st half, then control the 2nd half. I expect Steve wore his AW scarf to bed last night and with that a 3-1 scoreline.

  13. I do hope nobody is getting carried away, since losing to Liverpool and drawing with Leicester we have beaten Watford, Southampton, Hull City, Nottingham Forest and a very much below par Chelsea, as well as a draw with PSG. Of the team’s we have beaten, only Chelsea stand out as anything other than inferior cannon fodder. The more I see of Leicester the worse the two dropped points look.

    We will need to be at our best tonight if we are to maintain a promising start to the group stage of the Champions League. As far as I’m concerned we should start with the team that played Chelsea, with the exception of Granit Xhaka in place of the injured Coquelin.

    At this early stage of the season I see no need for rotation, particularly in his he case of Cech. Ospina did well when called upon, but the Champions League demands that the best players are picked.

    Personally I can hardly wait to see what Lucas Perez can bring to the party, but in this case I’ll be happy to see him come on for the last half-hour.

    I believe we can get all three points, but we’ll have to work for them.

  14. Nice work if you can get it…. Fat Sam got over 1m payoff from the FA….. for less than 2 months work.

    No problem with the 3 points tonight…. a cruise….. 3-0 to the good guys

  15. Evening all,
    Big game tonight, and funnily enough i am getting excited, Not that i know much about Basel, but a side that can beat United and City and Chelsea can’t be that bad, Just got to make sure our name is not added to that list.

    I go along with Norfolk, i dont think there will be too many changes Ospina for Cech, and we should see Granit, Walcott hinted that he will play, and that there is a lot of competition in the side, so he must keep up the hard work. Lazy little shit should have been working hard prior to the competition. Theo i feel has had a rocket up his arse, i feel he thought he was out, Even i thought he should go, so as soon as he lapses i hope Wenger reminds him.

    Sanchez has come round a bit, i have to say that he started to piss me off, but something must have happened, because it seems as if every body had switched on at the same time , which in the past has happened a couple of times a season. Hopefully the new signings have put the steel into the spine of the team, and i hope we will continue as we played the weekend.

    I do feel that if all goes well early on, we may just see a few of our players whipped off, but that is a bit of forward thinking, and this match is important, as we need to top the group, Chances need to be finished off as they were the weekend and our closing down also needs to be quick and decisive, our runners have to find those spaces, and our passing needs to be of the same calibre as the weekend, our effort also needs to match , safe handling whoever is picked and pacy attacks.

    I have no doubts that Basel has watched rerun after reruns, and they would have plans in place to upset our rythm, and hopefully Wenger will be watching closely to counter act.

    When you don’t know much about the other side, you look for their results and just lately it looks like they have been drawing, so a draw tonight would suit them, for us a win is a must.

  16. For once I can watch a game in peace, it’s my wife’s book club meeting tonight so I’ll have total control of the remote. Beer in the fridge salted cashews at the ready.

    C’mon you Gunners!

  17. Blinding first half, is this the same team, are they on drugs am i on drugs fuck me i like this kind of football

  18. Excellent first half, 2 – 0 and but for some stunning saves by their ‘keeper it could have been five or six.

    So far they haven’t got a look in at our end, everybody working their socks off, great to see a performance like this.

    Keep up the pressure, particularly for the first fifteen minutes of the second half, and the points should be ours.

  19. Great tip over by Ospina on the hour. More pressure by Basel in this half, another Arsenal goal now would settle things.

  20. S**t, just finished the last beer, oh well there’s a nice single malt in the cupboard, that’ll do nicely.

  21. And so will that result! I’ve never seen an Arsenal side look so comfortable with a two goal lead.

    Mustafi has made a world of difference to our defence, his pace and calmness allied to his reading of the game has relieved Koscielny of a lot of anxiety and allowed him to play his normal game. He has also made it possible for Hector Bellerin to commit himself more to the attack, without having to worry about covering for Mertesacker’s lack of pace, and of course, Nacho Monreal is in the same position with Koscielny being able to stick to his own side of the defence.

  22. Although the second half was comfortable and controlled, i would have liked a little more action, It seems that the hard graft is played in the first half and the second is all about possession and closing the game out.

    Not that i am moaning 2.0 does me well, but in all honesty i would have liked a few more ( the scarf was out) ๐Ÿ™‚ well done Gunners.

  23. That may be just a little bit harsh Steve, the whole team worked really hard in the first half got too goals and completely shut out Basel. With the game effectively won the intensity was almost bound to drop a bit, let’s not forget there is another game to come at the weekend.

  24. Sorry Norfolk, just the way i felt. When i see our club play like they did in the Chelsea and tonights game i just like seeing goals go in.

    Wenger said himself that we continue and try and get better in each game, where although he was happy he still wants more. Thats me as well. Some Gooners are never happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I thought the 2nd half was pretty much controlled, our defence is looking good and we were an ever present threat on the break, Alex was raging he didn’t score, got to love his spirit and drive.
    Now the moan…the Ox, I’m sorry but I cannot see too much to be positive about with him, I would have liked Lucas to have got those 20 mins instead, maybe he isn’t up to speed but its those sort of minutes while we are comfortably in front relieves any pressure he might feel, but as Steve will vouch AW knows best. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Steve, I think the need to get the extra goal stems from the insecurity of the defence over the past several seasons. There was always the chance that we would blow a lead by being caught out by a quick counter-attack or a long ball over the top.

    With our new found defensive solidity and our ability to put two good defensive midfielders on the pitch, we can close out games as we did against the Chavs and again tonight.

    Of course, having said that, I too was almost begging them to get one more in the second half.

    There is still a little bit more of a killer instinct needed, we need to be a bit more ruthless.

    On the whole I’m delighted with tonight’s performance.

  27. Poig, that may have been Wenger giving him a final chance. Comfortably in control, no pressure just go and show us what you can do. It didn’t work.

  28. Poig, your like me mate. hard to please, but i dont think you are far wrong, Lucas i am sure is building up in the gym, much the same as Ozil did, he didn’t look strong enough in this league although he showed us a couple of goals, but i do think we will see him shortly a bit more beefier, ha ha as you say Poig Wenger knows best, love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Walcott, I have to say that our Theo looks to have livened his game up, After the match he seemed a little arrogant to me, but was speaking the right words, I dont know what the manager has said to him and the team, but it seems to be working, and not before time.

    I had given up on him if i speak the truth, and i think Wenger was feeling the same way. Theo has found what Coquelin found when he went on loan to Charlton, a final chance, do i want to stay or do i sink to oblivion. Both players have gained Maturity and are now back in the Managers good books, long may it continue

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