Theo and Denilson back, Nik ready for Villa and Robin could see us over the line…..

Don’t all shoot me down, but it doesn’t take Einstein to work out that if we win all our games from now until the end of the season, we will lift the Premiership Trophy.

The question is, do we have the mental attitude and squad to do it?

Even if we drop a point or two we will be fine, as long as it’s not against the Chavs or Manure – they both have to play each other again yet and if Lady Luck is on our side, they will play draw 0-0 would be good just to make sure we are ahead on the goals scored as well.

I hate the Dippers but the next time they turn out against the current top two sides, I’ll be cheering them on, tough as that will be to do, I will!

Without doubt our hardest game left for us in the premiership is the Chavs away, I just hope between now and that game Anelka, Cashley and a couple of other of theirs pick up a niggle or two and miss our game. They seem to be on fire at the moment so if nothing else let’s make sure we take a big bucket of water with us to Stamford Bridge on the 7th February.

My money is on both of them dropping points along the way as well!

Another tricky game before then is away at Aston Villa on the 27th January, but if we can go there and not lose, all will be right on track, get three points and we will be flying !! Arsene Wenger says that Nik should be back for that game too.

Did you see, Nik is back for the Villa game, well we can all sleep well knowing that can’t we 😉

Beat the Mancs at home, then off to the Chavs… and then its The Dippers…. Easy isn’t it..

Then, by the time we have to face the Spuds and Citeh in April, guess who could be back?

Yep, our own Robin could be back by then, and he will be desperate to get back on the pitch and finish off what he helped to start before his injury. He is walking, his magic boot is off and he is upbeat about his return.

The only concern is, he is now back at Arsenal and being treated by our medical staff – that could put him back a bit 😉

Nasri and Ramsey have the three weeks in the medical room so they can keep him company.

Denislon and Walcott are back in the squad for tomorrow’s game, so I guess that will mean no place for Eastmond, or any other young un in the starting eleven! One who definitely won’t be in the squad is Fran Merida; he got a kick in the ankle and is out!

I think everyone got a kick in the ankle!

Right now though, I just want us to buy a striker and sort out the future of William Gallas and Fran Merida, as Rasputin said yesterday –

‘Two Frans are better than one’!

Well said, I couldn’t agree more 🙂

We are again being linked with players this morning, but until any new signing is confirmed I promise not to mention them. I won’t mention Merida again either 🙂

Have a good day all….

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132 Responses to Theo and Denilson back, Nik ready for Villa and Robin could see us over the line…..

  1. rico says:

    Morning Roadsters

  2. rico says:

    Citeh are in for Flamoney now!

  3. Irishgunner says:

    Morning Rico:

    Toure, Barndoor, PV04, Flamini – City need to get over us, they can buy our old players but they can’t but the class of the Arsenal.

    Do they still have that silly star on their crest?

  4. rico says:

    Morning Irish – I think so, although can’t say I take a lot of notice of them 😉

    Spot on… The only really good signing they have made is Tevez imho

  5. Irishgunner says:

    Tevez and Given I think have been worth the money paid. In all fairness Bellamy is doing okay as well and Barry but a lot more have been a waste of money.

    Have to have a good old 😆 at red nose, how he could do with Tevez now.

  6. Irishgunner says:

    Did you see the rumour about Gallindo? Apparently he is 20 and not 17, passport looks a bit photoshopped though although we have signed dodgy aged players in the past.

  7. rico says:

    Oops, forgot Given…

    Bellamy wants out, can’t blame him either, Robinho isn’t happy either 😆

  8. W.A.T.H says:

    rico you def cannot count….. inches either 😛

    Just cos Theo and Denny crabman is back doesnt mean no psace on the bench 4 the young ones. No Merida means at least Eastmond, JET and maybe even Coq will still be on the bench def two of those 3 and as said I’d play Coq and rest Eastmond. Oh and did you know Merida is injured and also out of contract…. just wanted you to know… 🙂

  9. W.A.T.H says:

    Irish we didn’t sign dodgy aged players just players with dodgy passports 🙂 If it’s true the deal will be cancelled…..!

  10. Irishgunner says:

    A transfer window is upon us Rico of course Bellamy want to move.

    Robinho is a disaster – I think he is termed a “luxury player”

  11. Irishgunner says:

    Yep WATH cos Kanu is only 32 now 🙄 I think Toure is at least 2-3 years older than what he says too.

  12. rico says:

    Morning wath, the starting eleven I mean 😉

    Cant count ??

  13. Irishgunner says:

    Merida will have a sore ankle then he signs that contract ha ha

  14. rico says:

    Ah, Coquelin 😉

  15. rico says:

    😆 Irish, AW just needed to make sure he wasn’t a ‘fit player’ 😉

  16. W.A.T.H says:

    I was referring to Silvinho Irish………… dodgy passport…! Kanu is def only 27………. it’s his complexion 🙂

    Coquelin……… u so love that name rico 😉

  17. rico says:

    wath, I have clarified what I meant in the post now 😉

  18. rico says:

    Don’t start the smutt wath – I am being good 😉 😉

  19. W.A.T.H says:

    What bothers me is Theo will play a 20 minute cameo tomorrow night and be out for another two weeks with a “slight muscle” problem………… yawn……..!!

  20. W.A.T.H says:

    You didnt have to clarify I was merely pointing it out 2 you………… 🙂

  21. Irishgunner says:

    I knew you meant Silvinho but I think he was the age he was meant to be just not the citizen or where he was meant to be from??? 😆 or something like that

  22. W.A.T.H says:

    rico – Smutz was the international airport in Johannesburg…! ok ok I’ll shut up…………

  23. W.A.T.H says:

    He supposedly had a portugese grandfather and portugese passport wasnt it….? something like that and one or the other mean’t he didnt need work permit as he qualified for EU passport BUT it was all porkies hence he got sold rather quickly….!

  24. rico says:

    If Citeh get Flamoney, where does that leave Stephen Ireland??

    wath, he is fit now, watch him step up 🙂

  25. W.A.T.H says:

    I am worried he steps up and falls off though rico….!

  26. Irishgunner says:

    Theo is fit?? Theo is never fit.

  27. rico says:

    Irish, wath – how can you be so cruel about our superstar in the making 😉

    Seriously, he needs to stay fit and show us how good he is, you just never know he could turn out to be our 20 goal striker….

  28. Irishgunner says:

    To be fair to Theo he has never had a proper run of games, let him have one before we judge.

    I never thought Song would amount to much but he was kept in the side for A LONG time but a consistent time and got settled and he has shown what he can do, maybe Theo can do the same?

  29. rico says:

    Agree Irish, lets hope he stays fit now through to the end of the season

  30. W.A.T.H says:

    rico, I am not a Theo basher…… I in fact think he will be a through the centre striker before long but what he has to do is get far more involved in games and not look like he actually doesn’t want the ball. Yep he hasn’t had a run but he needs to do far more when he does play cos he has the capacity to scare the shit out of teams and run defenders ragged, he doesn’t do it at the moment though.

  31. rico says:

    We have been crying out for him to be played in the central role for ages on here too wath, he is a striker, not a winger..

    He needs the ball played in front of him more as well, then watch him go 🙂

    I know you are not a Theo basher, thats ave 😉

  32. W.A.T.H says:

    Make no mistake rico Theo frustrates the crap out of me…. he drops off the full back stands on the half way line gets the ball and plays it back to the right back…. He isn’t a wingers backside for sure… Play him through the middle and he MUST play off the last defender simple as that…! He is pretty good in front of goal so ball into space behind the defenders and he’s gone…! We must use what he’s got not try make him do what he isnt that good at…!.

  33. rico says:

    I think he frustrates every fan, that hatrick for England, well I want to see a few of them in an Arsenal shirt..

  34. Irishgunner says:

    http://www.sport.co.uk/news/Football/32785/New_Arsenal_signing_Galindo_in_age_investigation.aspx

    This has a picture of Gallindo’s “passport” it looks photoshopped. For passports you have to look directly at the camera this is almost a side profile.

  35. rico says:

    Hoorah Irish, we have signed an oldie 🙂 🙂

    Get him in the squad…

  36. Irishgunner says:

    😆 I think its made up for some reason

  37. W.A.T.H says:

    It’s the papers making it up Irish 😉

    Watch the NoTW now run an “exclusive investigation” into on sunday……………. lol……!

  38. rico says:

    What about the Hammers take over this morning…

    Gold, Sullivan and Brady – recipe for disaster ??

  39. rico says:

    Got to pop out for a while, catch you later

  40. W.A.T.H says:

    C’ya lata rico…………..

  41. W.A.T.H says:

    That Brady bird is a Gooner u kno that eh………!

    They can’t stuff up the spammers anymore than they are already… Can they…??????

  42. Big Raddy says:

    They can sell us Cole is fit….though he will not be happy with benchtime when RvP and NB are both fit

  43. Big Raddy says:

    “IF fit”

  44. avenell says:

    Morning Roadsters.. Good write up from the Daily Rico..;)

    David Sullivan is a lifelong West Ham fan and he should be great for West Ham. He broke down in tears on the radio this morning. I wish our owners cared as much, but sometimes passion and football don’t mix.

    They are after the Olympic stadium 80,000 capacity, they may have to nick a few Spud fans to fill that.

  45. alfamilano says:

    Rico, WATH
    why would Gold, Sullivan and Brady be bad for the Hammers? They seem to have done a pretty outstanding job for Birmingham over the years.

  46. Irishgunner says:

    I went into spam again Avenell 😦

  47. Irishgunner says:

    Wenger all but confirmed big Phil is gone, Peaches must be crying into her pillow

  48. W.A.T.H says:

    I never said they’s be bad 4 spammers Alfa….. I said they can’t be worse than this current lot…! frankly if honest I don’t give a rat’s bum what happens to other teams….! I only care about Arsenal.

    Mornin Ave…. they can hardly fill upton pk them and the swamp dwellers couldn’t fill 80,000 if they merged…!

  49. avenell says:

    Sorry Irish.. The settings in the back say you can post up to 3 links without going into spam..

    Morning WATH/Alfa/Raddy.

  50. Irishgunner says:

    I’m only posting one – maybe its so brilliant it has the weight and importance of three links??? 😛

  51. alfamilano says:

    Morning Ave.

  52. Rasputin says:

    Morning rico, ave, Irishdownunder,

    Looks like the Gallindo deal is dodgy to me …. I thought we’d been watching him for ages – surely we couldn’t have been duped that easily?

  53. Irishgunner says:

    “Irishdownunder” – that sounds like a bit of an insinuation Mr.Rasputin

  54. avenell says:

    What’s going on with this galliano geezer? does it matter to us?

    Hi raspno

  55. Irishgunner says:

    If you read my article Ave you’d know 😆

  56. Rasputin says:

    Do you prefer Irishsheila? 😛

  57. Big Raddy says:

    |rish. Is this personal or Arsenal ?

  58. flamini heading to city on loan

  59. Rasputin says:

    Hi ave,

    Theo-de-light back tomorrow, just the sort of game we want to send our most delicate player straight back into 🙄

  60. avenell says:

    Sorry Irish.. I am not really supposed to be here, I am in my workshop and just pop back.. I was being lazy. 😉

  61. Irishgunner says:

    Oh I get BR 😆

    You said on LG that you’d rather talk about women’s problems than Man Utd so I was just trying to frighten you ha ha as in I have a woman’s problem I need to tell you about

    sorry about the confusion

  62. avenell says:

    Crocodile Marie.. 😉

  63. Big Raddy says:

    Irish. I guess you were joking on the other channel. But if in the unlikely event I can help you in any way, I would be happy to. I have good contacts in Oz.

  64. Big Raddy says:

    Irish. I thought you had guessed my profession !!. …. I will whisper it so the others can’t hear…….. on second thoughts……

  65. Irishgunner says:

    😆 Ave

  66. Irishgunner says:

    Cheers Raddy 😉

    A job or the winning lotto numbers would be great.

  67. Big Raddy says:

    How long do you intend to be in Oz Irish?

  68. Irishgunner says:

    I have a visa till the middle of October so will stay till then if I had the means.

  69. Big Raddy says:

    I have mates who live in Sydney and may be able to help with finding work, though I note that you would like to stay out of big towns. I can ask if you would like, though it is not the best of times what with so many lay-offs.

  70. Irishgunner says:

    If they knew of anything it would be great Raddy.

    Yeah it seems very up and down here at the moment and the Irish aren’t very popular with the government at the moment.

  71. Big Raddy says:

    OK. I will send out an email and see if they can assist.

  72. Irishgunner says:

    Nice one, thanks Raddy.

  73. alfamilano says:

    BR, Irish, can post that as another Arsenal transfer deal done? It might be the closest we get this month 😆

  74. Rasputin says:

    …. spooky … after I suggested yesterday that we should try to get a striker on loan who wanted to earn a place in the WC and that Huntelaar could be the battering ram of a CF we need, he has come out today and said he would like a loan move for that very reason and there is interest from the prem!!!

  75. huntelaar was also the first name wenger dismissed in late decemeber… similar to him dismissing arshavin at the same time the previous year.

    huntelaar has always been destined to adorn the famous red and white of the arsenal…. since being the first ever goalscorer at the Emirates.

  76. alfamilano says:

    Perhaps Spurs will come back in for him 😦 I hope not. He has had a very quiet season though, would he be up to coming straight into the PL?

  77. alfamilano says:

    What am I saying? Sol had one League 1 game all season so far.

  78. rico says:

    Afternoon peeps

    ‘Arry has confirmed he wants Horsey 😉

    alfa, re the Hammers new owners etc, I only wonder as Brady and Gold were knicked while at B’ham, no smoke without fire 😉

  79. alfamilano says:

    Well strictly speaking they were investigated and no charges brought so they weren’t nicked for anything. People say no smoke without fire but I’ve also learned that no-one makes a fortune without a bit of good luck along the way and quite often they made that luck themselves 😉

  80. rico says:

    alfa, they had to be knicked to get them in the back door, but insufficient eveidence to charge 😉 Unless of course they attended the cop shop voluntarily 😉

    We will let Brady off as she is a a Gooner 😉

    When Brum were in the first division, she was once asked of her dream – she said is was for B’ham to play Arsenal…

    The interviewer replied, ‘Do you expect Arsenal to get relegated then’?

    😛 😛

  81. alfamilano says:

    Nice one Rico 😆

  82. very very clever takeover of west ham by david sullivan.

  83. alfamilano says:

    SH I agree but what do you see in it? Getting full control but only half the liabilities seems like a smart move.

  84. i see them getting hold of the olympic stadium, which resides in the same borough as upton park for peanuts and putting it on to the balance sheet of west ham and walking away ridiculously wealthy.. not that they are not already.

    they will easily get the olympic stadium aswell… as long as they stay in the premiership.

  85. alfamilano says:

    That makes sense.

  86. along the same lines as man city getting their new ground, which was built by the government via grants for the commonwealth games initially.

  87. avenell says:

    They will have to keep a running track around the ground someone said on the radio this morning.. The atmosphere will be crap.. and 80.000 capacity.. should be interesting..

  88. avenell says:

    Around the pitch.. not the ground..

    I know what there like on here.. 😉

  89. rico says:

    The WH fans don’t want to move though!

    ave, you ok for the match report??

  90. rico says:

    ave – it will be poop, like playin in the olympic grounds, it will be even worse than the library 😉

  91. alfamilano says:

    After the games I think the plan is to take it back to 20,000 (with a track) but I guess that will have to change if a football club do take it over after all.

    Old Wembley used to have a greyhound track round it, plenty of atmosphere there. They used to paint the grass green as well.

  92. alfamilano says:

    If ‘arry gets RVN, would we want Peter Crouch?

  93. lol, they are not going to leave it as 80,000 seater.

    that would be unjustifiable.

    the stadium is designed to allow for the upper tier to be removed and that would leave a 40-50k seater stadium.

  94. London says:

    Evening Roadsters

    Must have been a slow news day for the red tops, they always revert to a bit of Arsenal bashing on days like this. Galindo has been a regular feature in the Brazilian youth teams for years. Do you think in a country that still has so much poverty that one of his rivals from school wouldn’t have sold the story to a Brazilian newspaper that one of their most important up and coming midfield stars was lying about his age? I would. But the fact is no one what so ever has said such a thing in Brazil before he signed for the good guys.
    This story is tosh made up by jealous spud journalists.

  95. alfamilano says:

    Good day on the slopes London? 😀

  96. avenell says:

    NO!!! (Peter Crouch)..

    Yes.. to the report, but it could be a bit late, I had a look on TV guide and it’s not sky until 10 so I will try.. 😦

  97. avenell says:

    Sullivan said he was going to keep the capacity and make the admission charges the cheapest in the premiership..

    Unless I heard that wrong..

  98. alfamilano says:

    I quite like Crouch; OK he’s slow but skilful on the ball, holds up play well, scores a lot without anyone really knowing how. England’s top striker – I’m sure that used to count for something.

  99. alfamilano says:

    Ave, given Gold’s business roots are you sure he was talking about the football stadium 😉

  100. avenell says:

    He said.. “If we have a huge ground, we can take football back to the people, reduce admission prices and become the cheapest Premier League ground in the country.”

  101. avenell says:

    Sounds like Citizen Smith.. lol

  102. London says:

    A very good day, on the slopes

    CROUCH……are you mad?

  103. alfamilano says:

    Crouch: 125 goals in just under 400 professional games. 18 goals in 17 starts for England. Lives with Abbey Clancy. Who can top that scoring record?

  104. avenell says:

    The only thing I liked about Crouchy is when he was asked what would he be if he wasn’t a footballer?..

    A virgin…

  105. London says:

    The list of teams that have rejected him is long, very long.

  106. London says:

    That is a good answer, obviously has a good sense of humour

  107. London says:

    Ave do you have a favourite stream, to watch the games, I’m panicing already.

  108. alfamilano says:

    London, my daughter says to look on myp2p.eu about 1 hr before the match, maybe you already know about that one?

  109. avenell says:

    London… I do what Alfa says most of the time..

    But Peaches has a site that she pays a season ticket for and gets better quality streams..

    I have a account and I pay a couple of quid a game, I cannot find it a the moment.. I’ll ask peaches if it is still going..

  110. peachesgooner says:

    Here I am 🙂

    How is everyone……..

    I thought of Crouch yesterday – he could be our pole – don’t think he qualifies as a lump though 😉

    London have you taken a lap-top with you cos you’ll need to download the software to run the stream – the games cost £2 a time so its def worth doing in my view……..

  111. peachesgooner says:

    I’m on my daughters lap-top so I need to have a look at mine to see the address…..

  112. avenell says:

    Peaches… when I go to the site footieonline tv.. whatever it is, it says it doesn’t exist any more..

  113. peachesgooner says:

    its called a new name – hold on I’ll be back 😆

  114. avenell says:

    Ah I see…. I have been clicking on the icon thing on the start up and nothing.. that would explain it..

  115. peachesgooner says:

    http://www.liveonlinefooty.com

    Is that what you have ave – its the same just a different name but you need to download the software to run it again………you’ll get a new icon that appears on your desktop…….

  116. peachesgooner says:

    Hello – where’s everyone gone…….

  117. peachesgooner says:

    The babies are out of the FA youth club that we won last season – I was supposed to go with an Ipswich fan but 2 nights out in the cold didn’t appeal to me 😦

  118. alfamilano says:

    We are watching the Mancs kicking each other…

    Hi Peaches.

  119. peachesgooner says:

    Me too……its hard to decide what kind of outcome we want from this game …….a few injuries would be a good……showing my nasty side here……

  120. peachesgooner says:

    I think Tevez was treated appallingly by the mancs and did you see Rooney giving him backchat before he took the penalty – bad sportmanship…….

    Hi alfa – are you going tmoro? I’ve had a croaky voice ever since celebrating Meridas goal the other day – I hope I’ll be better for singing tmoro night 🙂

  121. rico says:

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr What a night, I hate local councils
    😦

    See you all tomorrow….

  122. blagged myself a club level seat for the game tommorow.

    never been to the emirates and seen us lose, let alone draw.

    i am the lucky omen that will see our club go top of the league.

    🙂

  123. *draw… let alone lose 😉

  124. peachesgooner says:

    Hi rico – bye rico

  125. SharkeySure says:

    Evening All, alright Rico.

    First time here, nice read, nice vibe.

    All this time I’ve seen you on LG and never knew you had a blog over here.

  126. avenell says:

    Hi SharkeySure.. welcome to AR.. your comments will go straight on now..

  127. avenell says:

    Where did fergie get 5 mins 20 secs injury time from?
    It’s getting embarrassing now.. lol

  128. Big Raddy says:

    Irish. Can you get in touch with me via email. Ave & Peaches will have my address.

    Or can you arrange that Rico?

  129. Rasputin says:

    Morning Roadsters,

    I’ve just been reading through last night’s comments re possible strikers who could be available……

    No to Crouch, Martins and RVN
    Yes to Huntelaar, Carlton Cole, Cygnac, Ken Jones and TH14

  130. Rasputin says:

    Add Sergio Canales to the yes list ….. not to help us this season, but because he is going to be a fantastic player in the Arsenal mould…

  131. rico says:

    Morning Roadsters, Rasp, Raddy

    new post up

    Raddy I will email you and Irish with eachothers email address

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