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Devastated….

September 13, 2009 6 comments

I am completely devastated today.Not just because of the fact we lost but because we lost to Manchester City, 4-2 on my birthday, and because we allowed Ade to score and humiliate us. I was pretty sure that after the defeat to Manchester Utd, the team would be raring to put the record straight and come off with a win from Manchester. We failed to do so…and miserably..

Arsenal were clearly not up to the mark and not taking anything away from Manchester City, I think they played well. If at all we deserved anything it was a draw. But again I think they were well prepared. Dejong played brilliantly,Richards had a good game while Ade showed glimpses of his 30-goal season today. Although I am fuming at his reaction,celebration and alleged stamp on Van Persie, he still played way better than Diaby,Bendtner and Clichy combined.

I had hoped that Wenger would come out and accept that he got it all wrong yesterday but he didn’t. Instead he chose to blame the heavy legs on the international break. Thats a load of crap.Manchester City also had players on international duty, they had Robinho,Tevez and Cruz missing and still played the game at a higher level than us. I think Clichy and Diaby were terrible. They were caught out of position numerous times and did little to track back and help the defenders. Bendtner is just wasted on the right wing and RVP surely isn’t ready to take on the lone striker role.Almunia showed again why he is not in the Spanish national team set up and why he will never play for England.For me Rosicky was the only bright spot on a hugely disappointing evening and I hope he gets the games to prove that he was and still can be world class.

It’s still a mystery to me why Eduardo didn’t start and why Bendtner didn’t get a more central role after his performances for Denmark. Knowing Wenger and how stubborn he is, I doubt alot will change for the next game but I hope Ade’s celebration rings a bell in his brain that we’ll be made the laughing stock soon if we don’t change things around.

It’s 6 points lost within 2 weeks but the only bright spot is that we are done with 2 difficut away games and there is still enough time to cover up.

I wouldn’t even bother rating the players after yesterday’s performance. I’m not in a mood to evaluate the game… Runied my birthday and the weekend.

I’m still hopefull for a turn around….

Till then…Keep Gunning!

ManCity vs Arsenal- Money vs Talent—- Preview,Squad & Score Predictions…

September 11, 2009 Leave a comment

mancity-arsenalThe 2nd away game in Manchester is upon us….All the players are back from international duty and luckily for us most of them are fit and fine. Well Arshavin could have angered Wenger and the fans but I’m more than happy to see Rosicky return to action.

An away game to Manchester City wouldn’t usually attract so much attention and paper/blog space but things are different now. Manchester City are said to be the team to knock us out of the top 4 while Wenger has helped those stories by selling 2 of our players to them. I’m still prety sure we’ll end up comfortably in the top 4 and might even go all the way and win it. Fingers crossed.

It’s now that the season truly begins. Arsenal do have a point to prove and they can only do that by grabbing all 3 points tomorrow. Manchester City are without Tevez and Robinho which makes their line up all the more predictable. Ade and Bellamy are expected to start while Toure will partner Lescott in defence. The former Arsenal defender was also handed the captaincy last week which adds a little more spice to the already ‘hot’ game. Arsenal, on the other hand, will have to choose from Rosicky,Eduardo and Diaby to fill the void left by Arshavin. I’ll put my money on Dudu starting but you never know with Wenger. Fabregas,Bendtner,RVP and Ramsey have all had a goal-scoring international break and will be hoping to replicate that form in the weekend clash too.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the defenders cope with Ade,SWP and Bellamy. A true test for the defence in terms of aerial ability and speed. I expect a really entertaining game tomorrow since Manchester City are not the team to put 10 players behind the ball and defend.Expect ‘Ade’ to be given a rough day by the visiting fans at the same time I hope Toure gets all the respect he deserves for being a great player for us.

I’m sure that Arsenal’s talent will prevail in the end and show the world that money is not all you need to succeed.

I’ll go with Manchester City 1- 3 Arsenal.

SQUAD PREDICTIONS:

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Subs: Mannone,Silvestre,Gibbs,Rosicky,Ramsey,Eboue,Diaby