Blasted scrums, blasted referees, blasted Van Der Vaart, blasted handball, blasted team performance.
As per norm, match report can be found here, while I will gloss through the key points.
Arsenal started fairly well, and should have scored when Van Persie skipped away from his marker and cut one back for Gervinho. Our 10m pounds man contrived to hit it wide from 6 yards out, and if you don’t learn to take those chances, then how are you going to win exactly? Come on, at least hit the target for fucks sake.
Then came the hammer blow, a long ball to Van Der Vaart was controlled, with his hand.
IF YOU AREN’T CONVINCED WATCH THIS VIDEO A MILLION TIMES. Wham baam thank you madam. If that ain’t a handball then the fuck what is? The Dutchman was also on a yellow and should have been sent off, much less deserve a goal, the cunt.
Whatever it was, questions have to be asked of the defense. Where was Van Der Vaart’s marker? Why did Sagna allow the cunt to roam free and be left unmarked. At this level again, no one can make this kind of defensive mistake. 1-0 cunty Spurs.To his credit, Sagna was doing decently well it trying to keep Gareth Bale in check, no easy task. Just pisses me off we conceded a goal, which shouldn’t have stood.
Right on, go in to the break trailing one goal down. So the lads come out, and showed some character, played decently. The equaliser arrived after Van Der Vaart switched off, allowing Song to spring to the byline and swing a low cross into the box, Ramsey, who I might say, had a dreadful first half, and poor second half, arrived on time to steer the ball high past Freidel.1-1 Arsene Wenger Red-White Army.
From then on till the 70th min, it was all Arsenal. One way traffic, the cunts couldn’t make it out of their own half for a good 10 to 15 minutes. However, fat lot of good it was. Same old story, having lots of possession, doing fuck lots with it.
Just when you thought we had a foothold in the game, one of our most reliable player got injured. Sagna challenged for the ball, landed on the pitch, knew something was wrong immediately and rolled around in agony. Arsenal.com has confirmed it’s a fibula crack, and the Frenchman is going to be out for 3 months. Unless he requires surgery, which would mean a longer time out. Great news, good times, really.
Then came the kick in the teeth. A corner was cleared to Walker, and he wasn’t closed down fast enough. Walker made a hopeful long shot, which seems to be heading straight for Szczesny. Then it swerved and went into the bottom left corner. Szczesny, who made at least 3 great saves, and was my man of the match up till that moment, missed it completely. He should have been able to push the ball away at least instead of catching it, but was completely taken unaware by the swerving ball. The Pole fast reactions means he usually is able to react quickly, so really poor goal to concede for Szczesny. 2-1 Cunts.
After that, I don’t know how, but we managed to hold on to a 2-1 loss.Yes, hold on. Again, Arsenal was unable to show any character, and was rather nervy. We were unlucky to not concede another goal, as opposed to scoring an equaliser.
Yesterday’s match was absolutely fuck all. This team is worrying in all aspects. We can’t seem to defend for our life, marking players or closing them down. It is these simple mistakes which low quality opponents make. World-class teams are able to do their best to stamp out these minor errors, as every one single mistake can be pounced on and punished.
For all our possession, we are sorely lacking another striker or player to make that big step up. According to 7amkickoff statistics, Arsenal are only converting 8% of their chances. What the hell is this suppose to mean?! We paid approximately 30m for players who can play up front and they score for their life?! Why buy park or Chamakh if you ain’t gonna play them, and instead throw Mertesacker up front. FFS.
After the match, there was to be more trouble. Some crying pussy was moaning about how Arsene lacked grace in not shaking his hands. Grow up. If I had to cry over everytime someone refuses to shake my hand I would probably have drowned in my tears.
But nothing could have prepared me for this, Arsene saying this,
“I felt again that we didn’t push on enough and let them get back into the game. We lack a little bit of confidence at the moment, and we just need to protect a result when we have one.”
WHAT RESULT?! WHAT THE HELL WERE WE PROTECTING. Oh my lord. Did you mean to say we were striving for a draw?! We weren’t even in the driving seat and he says we need to protect the result what in the lord’s name does he means?! You baffle me sometimes, you do Arsene.
For once in my life, I am glad for the international break. For the players who are playing for their national team, they can go win and get some confidence. For the players stuck at home, they better work something out fast. God I need my aspirins. Players rating below.
Szczesny – Many good saves, kept us in the game, especially in that one on one against Cashdebayor. Should have saved Walker’s shot though. 7
Mertesacker – Was clearly troubled by the pace of Tottenham’s front force, and can thank Szczesny for saving us many times. 5.5
Song – Should have closed down Walker faster to deny him a clear shot, however was assured, and coped well with Tottenham’s attack. . Did well to assist Ramsey, and proved my point about it being a waste not having him in midfield instead. 7
Sagna – Found wanting when Van Der Vaart was in the clear, but dealt admirably well with Gareth Bale. Shame our most consistent and reliable player is out for at least 3 months. 6.5
Gibbs – Did well really, defended well and denied Spurs any space down the right wing. Offered much offensively, really troubling Van Der Vaart.
Ramsey – Despite his goal, was really poor throughout. Made a lot of misplaced passes, and couldn’t really assert himself going forward. 5.5
Arteta – Don’t understand his role in the game, is he supposed to be a deep lying play maker or holding midfielder? Did nothing much of both really. 6
Coquelin – A shining light in yesterday’s match. Gave a performance which bellied his age. Made 1 nice through pass, got stuck in, won the ball many times. Nice hardworking display. 7
Walcott – Mr I-will-drift-out-of-the-game. Always switches off when we are not doing too well. Only remember one shot over the bar from him. 6
Van Persie – Starved of quality service and was relatively quiet. Carved a good chance out for Gervinho though. 6
Gervinho – When you are paid thousands weekly, the least you could do is hit the target. Really needs to hit the ground running soon, nice to watch on the ball and taking on defenders but what use it would be if you didn’t score. 6
Benayoun – Came on to provide cover to Jenkinson, and couldn’t do much. 6
Jenkinson – Didn’t do anything wrong, made some nice crosses. Pity the players never learn to run and run non-stop for the ball to make his crosses count. 6.5
Arshavin – He was on?