Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by TomasCR, Mar 1, 2009.
Gallas out with ankle injury, arsenal.com.
Djourou it´s then I suppose.
Who remembers the last time we played W.B.A away? If I am not mistaken it was September 2005 and we lost 1-0, a young Brummie called Carter got the winner. At that time I remember how pissed off I was at the performance and at Wenger. Cannot believe that 3 and a half years down the ****ing line we more or less have the same problems, i.e. a lack of leadership, lack of character, lack of togetherness and a lack of efficiency in front of goal. I am even confident if we heard Wenger's post match press conference from that day it will be exactly the same as his last 4 Premier League post match interviews.
That game was a watershed moment as for me it was the first real signs that Wenger was beginning to lose his edge after failing to replace Vieria that summer. Having the same problems 3 and half years later is a tragedy. And just goes to show the flaws in Wenger's youth policy over these years. Because I remember at that time people excusing the performance of the team and manager by saying 'we are building for the future' and all that 'transition' crap. Well, we are in permanent transition it seems. I wonder the next time we play WBA away in the league, whenever that may be, whether or not we will still have these issues.
I dont see the need to change the defence when they have gone 4 games without scoring.
Why fix it if it aint broke?
EDIT : ooops...just saw this....
Last time we played them RVP did the famous missing swivel volley, I am pretty sure.
Interesting. I think Djourou and Touré has the potential of being a great partnership. We haven't really had a chance to see it work with both players in good shape though.
I think that was Man Utd away in the league or Bolton away in the Cup (both 2006).
I saw it on a gaff programme a few weeks ago. Thinking back to it I am pretty sure it was Sheffield Wednesday now.
I'm pretty certain that the last time we played them,Senderos scored a goal from the corner....
but we went on to lose 2-1...
Your right, it was 2-1, my bad.
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Heres what Wenger said afterwards:
"We played with a good spirit and showed great potential, but we lacked maturity and with a bit more experience we would have won this game easy".
great point you made there in the first post.Agree 100%
I watched the highlights of the Baggies game against Everton at the weekend, I thought they were a bit unlucky, they played with flair, looked good going forward & troubled The Toffees, but got caught out defensively.
Given our recent profligacy in front of goal, it might not be as straight forward as some here think.
I'm not sure about Ramsey starting, he's looked a bit wayward the last few times he's played, Diaby's the man for me.
HAHA I can imagine Wenger after another 5 years still talking about potential, and that 'we are a young team'.
It was Bolton. We didn't play Sheff Wednesday in 2006
He's said that every single time he's lost/done badly in a game - the only difference is that it's becoming more and more frequent now days
wow our last win the epl was against hull city almost a month and a half ago? WOW
Gallas is out so Djourou will play.
And Wenger says he will only rotate one or two players.
Hopefully we see Song and Diaby. Eeboue will probably come in for Andrei
i think Arshavin will start today and be rested on sunday against Burnley
Hopefully Song won't be anywhere near the starting team. I too have a feeling that Denilson might be rested though since he's played so much. With that in mind I'd like to see:
Sagna - Touré - Djourou - Clichy
Arshavin - Ramsey - Diaby - Nasri
van Persie - Bendtner
There is no way in hell Wenger will start Ramsey ahead of Song,if he rests Denilson,and you know that no klaus dont you???....wishful thinking that.
Arshavin needs games to get match fit, he can get all the rest he wants during our CL ties.
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