Vermaelen just about sums up our season…..

 

Thomas Vermaelen is out for three weeks, three bloody weeks – well to me that says we won’t see him until the pre season games now. Dreadful for us, but with him not going off to the World Cup, whatever injury he has sustained will heal properly, he won’t be rushed back will he….

His injury though just about sums up our season doesn’t it? So much talk is about if Gallas had stayed fit, had Cesc not got injured, had Djourou not been out, had Arshavin been truly fit, had Ramsey not had his leg broken, had Eduardo found his form, had Song not got injured, had Sol been younger, but most importantly, had Robin van Persie not got injured – we would have won the league………

Reality is though, they haven’t been fit and at best we will end up 2nd in the Premiership, unless of course the Chavs get spanked by the enemy at the weekend – yeah right!!

There’s a whole lot of ‘had not been injured’s’ in there, far too many to believe its just bad luck.

Is it the training, is the diet? I think it’s maybe a bit of both.

Diet’s a funny old thing and if you deprive the body of the essentials in life, like fat and salt, it just won’t function properly…

Going off at a tangent a bit but look at Martina Navratilova, the greatest female tennis player of all time. She doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, eats the right diet, keeps fit etc etc, but this last week we heard she has been diagnosed with Cancer.

Our body needs a certain amount of everything, well apart from Grey Goose that is,  it needs salt, fat, protein, carbs etc etc and if our club deprives our players of any of them, naturally their bodies won’t be able to maintain what the football world demands of them….

Our very own red nose, Peter Hill-Wood has made a couple of comments this week, the first one was relating to Cesc Fabregas following yet another ‘tapping up’ attempt by Barcelona. This time is was via Messi who felt it his right to tell the world that Cesc has Barcelona in his blood and he will leave Arsenal to play alongside Messi on day real soon. PHW came out and said that Barca had made a promise not to make a bid for him this summer. It took all of twenty-four hours for Barca to deny this promise, so we can expect more of tapping up during the summer. As our very own Grey Goose fan said yesterday, It’s about time our club grew some balls and reported Barcelona to the footballing authorities and stopped this once and for all.

The second bit of news from PHW is that our club is in a very healthy position financially and we have more money to spend than we ever had. Well shock horror, that won’t surprise any of us will it. We haven’t spent out on new players (Arshavin and TV aside) for a few years now, yet we have sold many. He says we can’t compete with Manchester City’s spending but we are able to buy this summer.

Hoo-bloody-rah!! As long as this statement holds more truth that his first about Cesc, Arsene Wenger better get of his big fat backside and start spending some of this money. He needs to start now and get the players in before the World Cup otherwise prices will soar. That is of course assuming he will be buying players of a standard to be playing in South Africa during the summer!!

Lets hope this is for real as I can’t take another defeat like Wednesdays again, don’t suppose you guys can either…..

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90 Responses to Vermaelen just about sums up our season…..

  1. rico says:

    Morning all…

  2. rico says:

    Anyone seen this…..

    Wigan’s Vital Football site reckons we’ve already rubber stamped the deal to bring Hugo Rodallega and Charles N’Zogbia to The Emirates. The deal for £22m has already been done they claim ‘a source’ has confirmed…

  3. Danish Gooner says:

    22 mil for those two numbnuts,give me a break do they think it is christmas or April fools day.How about spending it on real quality like Dzeko or David Silva or someone other that can actually play a bit.

  4. rico says:

    Morning DG, I hope its a joke to, we need quality not those two..

  5. Suhail.TV says:

    Morning all… Is there a matter of fish, boiled potatoes and injuries…

  6. K-TR7 says:

    Morning.we have been missing the 5% for 5 years and judging AW’s comments means he has been let down and hopefully may change tactics.the pursuit of chamack gives me hope that he is having a sneak peek at the invincibles blueprint(strong,quick and athletic) and combining it with our modern play(rvp,AA&cesc).i really do think AW will combine the two teams…

  7. W.A.T.H says:

    Morning all……….

    Rico your misleading the punters I didn’t say just report Barca to eufa who will of course do sweet FA… I said very publically we tell Barca go fuck right off and stop shit stirring with our players who are under contract…! Hope that clears that up…! Oh and whats wrong with grey goose as part of anyone’s diet…?

    N’Zogbia we could of bought straight from the geordies so that’s a no go but teh other fella I wouldn’t dismiss out of hand !! Big strong good in the air quick and now has a season in the prem under his belt…! Also if he scores 4 wigan how many would he score for us….!.

  8. rico says:

    Morning WATH, I couldn’t write that though could I 😉 😉

    The Wigan story seems quite a strong one, its not the first time I’ve read it either… But with Chamakh supposedly already signed, would we go for the ‘Big Fella’??

    Morning KTR7, trouble is every summer AW says he is going to ‘do something in the market’ He must have a whole load of houses, as he sure didnt meant the transfer market 😉

  9. De Campo says:

    I hope Wenger is not seriously considering purchasing either N’Zogbia or Rodallega – if he thinks those two are good enough for Arsenal he should be sacked!!! Hope it’s just media rubbish.

  10. W.A.T.H says:

    It’s amazing how the same old shit comes out his mouth about buying players and wanting done deals withing a few weeks of the season finishing…. JUST as season ticket renewal forms arrive on the front doorstep…! How convenient….! Bla bla bla…….

    Why could you not of written that..? 😛

  11. W.A.T.H says:

    Don’t think Rodallega a target man Rico and if Eduardo off and possibly Vela then we def need another as we know RVP wont last a season he never does…!.

  12. rico says:

    You getting at me!!!!! 😉

    Morning De Campo, welcome to AR, i’m sure there is little truth in ther story…

  13. rico says:

    You think they will both go??

    Eduardo has hinted he wants to go to Brazil…

  14. rico says:

    Fabregas: Wenger keen to keep captain

    I cannot see anybody with a competitive edge wanting to go to Spain. It is a league which is in complete disarray.Arsene Wenger.

    ..Arsene Wenger insists no talks have taken place with Barcelona over the future of Cesc Fabregas, and believes any move to Spain would be a step down for the Arsenal captain.

    Gunners chairman Peter Hill-Wood claimed that an informal agreement had been reached with the Camp Nou outfit not to bid for the Spain international over the summer.

    But the European champions responded by insisting that they will open negotiations for any player who they feel will benefit coach Pep Guardiola’s side.

    Now Wenger has added his voice to the constant debate over his skipper, who has been a long-term target for Barca since departing his homeland for North London as a talented teenager in 2003.

    And the Frenchman made his feelings plain that the Gunners skipper would be going backwards with his career if he were to return to his homeland.

    Complete disarray
    “Of course there is a lot of talk but there is no official meeting about Cesc Fabregas. There is no secret meeting because we do not want to sell our players,” he said.

    “I cannot see anybody with a competitive edge wanting to go to Spain. They have two good teams, but the number three is 27 points behind [Valencia are actually 24 points adrift of Barca after winning on Thursday night] and this weekend the players go on strike because they have not been paid. It is a league which is in complete disarray.

    “I don’t know why you want absolutely the best players who play in England to go to Spain. If you are really competitive, you stay in England. That is where the competition is and where the best players want to be.

    “I have so many calls from Spanish players who want to join us and want to come here, I cannot understand your persistent campaign to get our best players away from England.”

    WELL GO AND BUY SOME!!

  15. K-TR7 says:

    @rico the biggest disappointment is that we have almost 70%possession against all opponents bar barca but we still don’t win.if we only learn how to improve in final third as bergkamp said we will not be as exposed defensively.we had 81%vs spuds in the final part of the game but still couldn’t win,we also bossed the first half.with rvp,AA and chamack(hopefully)teams won’t dare attack us the same way teams fear barca.

  16. rico says:

    That showed on wednesday KTR7, in one particular ten minute session we had 81% possession, we did nothing with all of it…

    We don’t have ‘winners’ in our side, if we did we wouldn’t be sitting 3rd in the league..

    I hope for a manc draw tomorrow and do i dare say a spud win…

  17. just showed that top teams have given up trying to out football us and have resorted to snatch and grab jobs. utd did iit chels and spurs. wwe can break down lower league 10 man defence’s with the squad but not top 6 teams.

  18. Suhail.TV says:

    Man utd will lose rico, that’s just an overrated team. Carrick fletcher macheda anderson evans rafael oshea…

  19. rico says:

    morning rsd and STV.. Can citeh catch us if we lose any more games? If not then Im all for a citeh win…

  20. rico says:

    Just checked where citeh are, guess if we can beat them at home that will ensure we get third, cant bare the thought of any more losses and only coming 4th…or even 5th!!!!

  21. Suhail.TV says:

    No rico we want second place. I’d prefer losing premier league in goal deference if I’ve to accept it.

  22. rico says:

    Stop it rico, Robin is back, we will win all our games and finish top!!

    Off for a bit, more chores…

  23. rico says:

    I still hope and pray for top spot STV, chavs have still to play dippers and spuds – that’s six points easily clawed back, dippers v chavs is at anfield to…

  24. Suhail.TV says:

    Any body there..

  25. rico says:

    I’m meant to be going to clean the windows but its too cold 😦

  26. must be all that dust

  27. rico says:

    Ha ha rsd… how’s your site going now its on NN

  28. nick from nn said im to illiterate and he dont like my typography so i told him to stick it then

  29. you anyone who wants a room in heathrow area to rent

  30. Suhail.TV says:

    What next… With arsenal. Having an empty feeling since that loss…

  31. rico says:

    how rude of him, don’t blame you for telling him to stick it.. I thought it had gone on from what you said before…

    My A&U and family are due to fly home from hols today, haven’t a clue where they are stuck right now
    😦

  32. rico says:

    STV, I have anger still, we need to get right back to winning against Wigan…

    Talking of Wigan Martinez has not denied the stuff about his players being linked to us – he just say’s its good for his club… mmmmmeee smoke with a little fire me is beginning to think…

  33. K-TR7 says:

    Whats happening…

  34. rico says:

    Not a lot really KTR7, AW has done a press conference but I don’t register to afc.com anymore, waste of money, so dont know what he has said, other than we need to bolster our defence in the summer….

    Really Arsene, we have needed to do that since the summer Sol left….

  35. Suhail.TV says:

    Why rico, still we run behind mediocre players… He will never learn lesson.

  36. aw just told the press off for try to make stories about all the best player going too spain.
    he said spain a shit league with only two good teams.

    aa 50-50 for man city

    song no new not back

    the league should do something about the standard of all ptichs

    still no where with gallas

    rvp might start sun or might be injured

    and the usual speil we’ll fight to the end but he didn’t think we had any chance

  37. rico says:

    we have enough mediocre players, we need better than that to go forward that one step….

    this summer has to be his last chance, or is he already living on borrowed time…

    wonder what will happen if some rich man comes in like at Citeh and sweeps up all the shares…. then what will arsene do??

  38. Suhail.TV says:

    Are we in a boxing ring rsd.. why We are fighting all the time. ..

  39. Suhail.TV says:

    The invisibles were’t fighting, they dominaled every other teams. Ah good old time…

  40. Erick says:

    Howdy all how are you all

  41. Suhail.TV says:

    Hai erick…

  42. rico says:

    Fighting is what teams at the bottom of the league do to avoid relegation, we should have the team to p**s passed others, just like it USED to be…

    All for a new stadium, well I would rather be back at Highbury, I used to get there easily……

  43. rico says:

    Hi Erick, good to see you, missed you the last couple of days 😥

  44. Suhail.TV says:

    Back to basics

  45. Suhail.TV says:

    Rico you found problem in wenger’s menu and in training?

  46. hej safari and tv.

    think we started to build the stadium when we supposed to be competing with utd.

    we started building then roman and all the ruch buddies came along and have set a new level on what players earn and what to pay for them.

  47. K-TR7 says:

    Spain is really shit…quality version of scottish league.teams just bend over for barca and real.they also get majority of the TV deals.i feel empty after spuds loss…

  48. french league looks really competitive now days wouldn’t be suprised to see lyon go all the way.

  49. Erick says:

    Rico Exams but always leave a comment RSD how are things man, STV how is Asia K-TR7 am gutted AW claims we are close to winning something and he wont be overspending in the transfer window guys the best he will do is two players

  50. that means all the signs will be done before june then

  51. Erick says:

    Will we sign Hugo we need a keeper , Diaby’s replacement when he has an off day and if Chamaka is on board we are good to go wait the injury must also sign for the Mancs and Pensioners

  52. Erick says:

    True RSD early signings but we need two CH

  53. dont worry aw will sign two

    “Gallas and sol are like new signings” 😉

    you can just hear it now

  54. Erick says:

    Boooooo Gallas is made of glass big Sol well he cant do 180 min in one week

  55. Erick says:

    Another glass no Song for the wigan game oh Song

  56. i cant believe spurs have made a dvd of wed night i thought we were just taking the piss that would do but they have

  57. Erick says:

    Its just this millenium RSD we will get them

  58. rico says:

    you serious rsd??

    STV, I think its about diet, i really do…

  59. i thought some people where just taking the piss when they came up with this

    http://bit.ly/9Y7Pfd

  60. Suhail.TV says:

    Hi erick R u still there

  61. Suhail.TV says:

    Rico think you are not wrong. Our players are weak compared to other team’s. Diaby is fitt but much like a drunken man. Am talking abt our players apart from vermaelen song fab.

  62. nah it just modern football if you look at utd and chels they’ve had their injuries to why its a squad game. yes our players are slighter and more technical thats why they get injured

  63. rico says:

    TV, Cesc, Gallas & Song have all been over played imho and that has played havoc on their bodies..

    It goes back to having the confidence as a manager to rest the key players at the right time and in the right game…

    This season AW played Gallas and TV in nearly every game and now we are suffering for that. We all said ages ago, ‘just hope Gallas or TV don’t get injured’, look what has happened….

    If AW isn’t that confident to rotate with squad members, that tells me he honestly knows that they are not good enough….

  64. Suhail.TV says:

    Next season we’ll have ramsey and gallas ( i really hope other wise for him). They will be like “new signings” and vernaelem will be “like back from african cup of nations”.

  65. Suhail.TV says:

    Vermaelen

  66. rico says:

    😆 STV

    Dont forget Djourou & Gibbs, another two new signings 😉

  67. Suhail.TV says:

    Am outta here for now. Happy eve catch you later

  68. agirlagunner says:

    Hi, all. STV and Rico, and if Eduardo manages to rediscover even the littlest bit of his scoring touch AW will also proclaim him as a “new signing”!

    Arsenal shall be the only club to have a full squad of “new signings” for the 10-11 season! Hurrah!

  69. rico says:

    See you later STV, have a good evening..

    Afternoon agag, good point about Eddy, but speculation is he could be the one leaving us…

  70. rico says:

    Off for a bit, off to cook a bean chilli 🙂

  71. agirlagunner says:

    Rico, I think Wenger will give him another season. We’ve spent too much on his recuperation. Haha. He’ll find some form, then maybe he’ll be sold.

    I hope not. I am a big fan. He makes good feints, and has a great technique. I know a lot of our players do, but he is particularly breathtaking to watch.

    Our faith in him will be vindicated yet, Rico.

  72. K-TR7 says:

    Afternoon AGAG.did you see the headlines:ROONEY NOMINATED FOR PFA AWARDS.its like they are pushing the fa to give it to him because he is english.was he alone?if chavs win the epl give it to drogba who is second topscorer and has 11 assists second to cesc.if drogba wins it the papers will say:UNLUCKY ROONEY MISSES OUT ON PFA AWARDS.they won’t acknowledge drogba which is pure bias.

  73. agirlagunner says:

    I know, KTR7. Rooney has been great, but stats-wise, and seeing as the chavs are likely to win the league, Drogba should come out on top. Drogba: 25 goals and 11 assists v. Rooney: 26 goals and 4 assists.

    I don’t care for either of them (of course, I’d rather our captain get the gong), but the press are embarrassing.

    Of course, it’s the English bias. That a certain Portuguese had to move to Madrid for Rooney to be considered the “best”, says everything.

    They will give it to him. Maybe they’re afraid that next year a fit and firing RvP (7 goals and 7 assists AND out for five months)or Torres (18 goals and 3 assists and out for ages as well) just might be too much competition.

  74. agirlagunner says:

    Oh and Rico, Grey Goose is necessary for a complete life. Hah.

  75. K-TR7 says:

    AGAG-who would be your dream signing?

  76. rico says:

    😆 agag

    KTR7 – David Villa 🙂

  77. agirlagunner says:

    Ooohhh. Nothing like a football fantasy!

    Hmmm… If there were no money constraints or contract issues…

    Cesar as GK and Chiellini as CB (yeah, I know, he banged up our Dutch master and wouldn’t exactly be welcomed with open arms by our boy…) But methinks we need some steel. We have too many nice guys.

    And you?

  78. agirlagunner says:

    Oh and I do have soft spot for Liverpool’s No. 9.

    He is injured every other game to and so will fit right into our template of a player.

  79. K-TR7 says:

    Essien as our box to box beside song…a frontline of villa,rvp and AA would make europe run scared!…oh we have so many fantasies…

  80. rico says:

    lloris for me as keeper
    Richards and Subotic
    Torres and Villa
    Yaya or Silva

    On that note, I’m off for dinner with a smile 😉

    agag, must be near your time to depart, if so, catch you tommorrow afternoon – be safe..

  81. rico says:

    Shoot, fogot Essien, in a shot KTR7, I really rate him..

    Have you managed to sort wordpress out, once done you are on KTR7 🙂

  82. agirlagunner says:

    Rico, was about to say bye! Have a fab dinner. I had bean sprout spring rolls. Yum.

    KTR7, I kept my fantasy “realistic” with just three “purchases”, but if we’re splurging, I’d spring for
    Villa and Essien (he’s the only Chelsea player who amazes me) too.

    With that team, we can say “Barca, who?”

    Good night!

  83. K-TR7 says:

    @Rico sort of…rate lloris and lyon defender cris.if we had kept diarra/flamster we’d be invincible!rvp surely has got to start playing regularly without injuries or else he won’t fulfill his van bastenesque potential…

  84. rico says:

    KTR7, I think there a a few keepers out there better than what we have – Joe Hart for one??

    RvP is poss out for Sunday, yet another rush back…

    I’m done peeps, be good and stay safe

    Night all

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