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April 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm
Wenger’s tactics are no match to Hiddink, Fergie and Benitez. He is a great scout for young players. Forgotten how to win trophies. Clueless and scared selection today. Cup season over.
April 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm
Wenger totally messed up the whole team didn’t play well and looked out of sorts. Why leave Arshavin on the bench says’ it all
April 18, 2009 at 7:05 pm
THEY ARE GONNA GET IT IN THE FINAL.
April 18, 2009 at 7:10 pm
I’m afraid Chelsea just too good for us , also all our defenders missing was a huge loss , one I thought would be insurmountable . I think Wengers tactics were as a result of this , I’ld love to finish on a high note but I think our season was ended today , Prove me wrong Wenger and the lads , Come On !!!!
April 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm
Ur way to nagative on wenger. I’m bitterly dissapointed as well and yes arsene is at fault for the team selection but trust me the mans gonna get it right
Who is this idiot! When d man went 18 matches unbeaten where was this twerp now sayin d manager got his tactics wrong. Not even Hiddink would get a better scoreline with his regular back players down with injuries. My advise 4 this retard-go join the chavs. End of story. People like u dampen d highest spirits.
April 18, 2009 at 7:12 pm
Well said gbenga!!
April 18, 2009 at 7:13 pm
TACTICALLY INEPT MY SON, THAT IS WHY.HIDDINK GOT IT RIGHT IN TWO MONTHS HE ALSO MADE SURE ARSENAL LOST TO PSV.
April 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm
i hate 4-5-1 like u
April 18, 2009 at 7:17 pm
gbenga. We went 18 games unbeaten and have we won any silverware
April 18, 2009 at 7:18 pm
cech has been crap in the last 2 games and we did not test them
wenger has to go fast for playing diaby, and why not play the kid song
arshole wacker has to go. he is clueless and no tactics
April 18, 2009 at 7:19 pm
Wenger at times is a joke. Why benching the best guy you have in your team? what was he trying to prove? This guy did not play on wed, he is very fresh and eager to play. The essence of a team is to have a big sqaud. We are not supposed to loose to chealsea even with the players we have. Wenger should know when to replace players like Ade when he is not playing well. We need more determined defenders to beef up the team. I missed Gallas and sagna plus Song. Sorry gunners, we should strive harder next season if Wenger will agree.
April 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm
Wenger got it wrong..how could he leave out Song for Denilson.Caught in possession time & time again..HE IS TOO WEAK TO PLAY THE HOLDING ROLE.He changes the whole formation by bringing in Diaby & pushes RVP wide where he was totally ineffective. A tactical horror story.
April 18, 2009 at 7:25 pm
Tactics were awful. Why not play 4-4-2 with Arshavin & Song in midfield to support Ade & RVP up front?? Couldn’t figure it out?? He’s now lost Hiddink twice! We really do need some BEEF in the team though.
April 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm
first of all Wenger made a mistake to start diaby why did he left Ashervin Song and Nasri on the bench and for fabianski he is a young lad i believe he will get better the blame should go to wenger for his change. I am sad but we should look forward for the up coming games especially the man u game. let us take heart. Gunners 4 life
April 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Barmy Wenger drops Arshavin and ends Arsenal’s season
Unbelievable ! What a prat !
Wenger drops Arshavin, who is 27 and his best player and fresh, having not played in midweek.
Arsenal get lucky and take the lead.
Petr Cech has a Walcott shot covered but it deflects off Ashley Cole’s hand for 1-0 in 18 minutes.
After that it’s men against boys.
Fabregas had his worst game for years. Diaby dribbles into traffic. Gibbs did well. Ade and RVP played like planks, no surprise there.
In 32, Malouda rifled a right foot shot inside Fabianski’s post.
In 84, Lampard hooked a ball over the top and Drogba powered beyond Toure and Silvestre and took it easily round the Pole and slotted with fine authority to win my bet on Over 2.5.
Fabianski doesn’t know when to come out of his area.
As I have said regularly for two years, Adebayor is not fit to lace Drogba’s boots. Or even clean them. And he never will be.
And Arsenal always lose to Chelsea when Drogba starts.
The pitch was very bobbly but it’s the same for both sides. Arsenal were feeble and clueless. Only Gibbs, Walcott and Toure played well. The other eight were pitiful.
Beat Man United over two legs without Gallas and Arshavin?
Not in a thousand years, Monsieur. Not in a million years.
Boys 1 Men 2.
End of season.
April 18, 2009 at 7:44 pm
1. With the midfielders and wide players he’s got, I kinda understand why wenger is getting hooked on 4:2:3:1. Yet, given the fact the system has failed to work against villareal(away), wigan and failed to inspire even better resourced liverpool v chelsea(first leg CL), i cant understand why wenger persists with it esp in important cup games(now). Better in the leaguelater after 4th is secured or even the tuesday liver game which the team do not have to win.
With a makeshift back 4, why leave song on the bench when he is our most defensive leaning CM?
Yes arsenal are playing well now given the right formation, but their fear factor only extends to the lower teams. Why? I think mostly because even though the team is well endowed in midfield, the front strikers still lack a mr clinical – I know RVP scores goals and assists, but how many a season? ADe is the main striker, but after how many chances does he score a single goal? Our strikeforce still lacks a thierry. liverpool have fernando, chelsea we have always known drogba will score -unlike ade, two or three chances is all the drog needs, manU have ronaldo. WE ARE THE most attack orientated team – we should be brimming with clinical strikers. Dont say they are too expensive to find coz iam sure david villa who once expresssd a desire to join arsenal costs 35m he is the super player AW said he would only consider. Given We have 10 chances a goal ADe and AC milan want him for the same figure, why not trade? If next time we need a target man, we will develop bentner, simpson or even buy a young pretender!
3. Given the fact we donot seem to agree on who is the more effective denilson and Song in CM, i suggest they are ot played together for the remainder of the season so an assessment can be made as to who is better.
Why was song left on the bench as the silvestre struggled so obviously? Fabiasnki might have got into the game in a rake given he was aware very poorly protected.
April 18, 2009 at 7:49 pm
first of all Wenger made a mistake to start diaby why did he left Ashervin Song and Nasri on the bench and for fabianski he is a young lad i believe he will get better the blame should go to wenger for his change. I am sad but we should look forward for the up coming games especially the man u game. let us take heart. Gunners 4 life. Barry.
April 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm
Anybody who can defend wengers team selection is partly to blame for Arsenals current situation. Whats the point in going 18 games unbeaten only to lose at the final hurdle. this shit has been going on for five fucking years and its quite frankly pathetic. Either he changes his policies or more misery for us
April 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm
my only blame toward wenger is that when i so arshavin on the line i was sure that the player making way 4 him was denilson. eboue and silvestre werent good enough,well lets try the CL. IWWT
April 18, 2009 at 7:58 pm
when will *rsenal supporters realise they will never win anything more with *enger in charge
April 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm
YOU NO WAT IM DISAPPOINTED VERY VERY MUCH AT FIRST WHEN LOOKING AT THE LINEUP I THOUGHT WENGER WAS WRONG BUT TO BE HONEST I THINK THAT HE MADE THESE DECISIONS COS OF THE GAME ON TUESDAY AGAINST LIVERPOOL AND TO BE HONEST I ALSO THINK THAT MAYBE IF ARSHAVIN HAD STARTED HE WOULDVE OF BEEN MARKED THE WHOLE DAY AND FOR WENGER TO PLAY VAN PERSIE ON THE LEFT REALLY DISAPOINTED ASWELL I AGREE WITH U THAT WENGER SHOULDVE PLAYED 4-4-2 BUT IN GENERAL DONT REALLY CARE BECAUSE EVERY1 PLAYED RUBBISH OTHER THAN GIBBS, KOLO AND WALCOTT…ADE COULDNT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE OF NO SUPPORT LETS JUST HOPE THAT WE CAN WIN THE CL OTHER WISE THESE PLAYERS WILL START TO MOVE AWAY AND AS FOR THE CRITICS ITS ALL STARTED OVER AN OVER AGAIN FUCK SAKE COME ON ARSENAL LETS DESTROY LIVERPOOL ON TUESDAY
April 18, 2009 at 8:14 pm
I really have had enough!! FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKIIIIIINNNNNNGGG HELL!!!!!
OUR TEAM ARE SO FUCKING WEAK!! WHY THE FUCK DIDN’T WENGER BUY ALONSO OR FUCKING YAYA TOURE INSTEAD OF THAT DICK DENILSON?
THIS SEASON IS A JOKE! WE GOT MAN U LIKE 3 TIMES, HOW DO WE EXPECT TO BEAT THEM WITH THESE WANKERS? WE MIGHT AS WELL FOREFIT AND TAKE THE 3-0 LOSS!!!!!!!
April 18, 2009 at 8:17 pm
Wenger is an asshole who does’nt know what he is doing. m utterly disappointed that he left our best players in Arshavin and Nasri and play crab like diaby and denilson. what was this idiot thinking. i hope all fans feel bad about this and blame wenger for his nonesense tactics. its time they open thier eyes wide enough to see how wenger is killing this team cz i think wenger completely blind folded the fans and get a way with everything.
I hope to see some differnce next season, forget about this season cz i know wenger will do the same against man utd in the CL.
April 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm
Why did Wenger choose such a team? Simple…. the fucking shitty pitch. We could never play our normal game on that pile of turd, so he put a bunch of sloggers like Diaby on to match Cahvskis power. The FA are a disgrace they’ve ruined such a showpiece occasion its like staging a formula 1 race on a road full of pot holes.
Incidentally, its interesting to see all you Wenger bashing cry babies have suddenly resurfaced, I wondered where you had been lately. Fucking cretins go support chelsea you know you’d be happier
The Liverpool game should have had no bearing on this game. We’re 2 different teams, with different players and different styles. We tried to play a game that didn’t suit us and has not been proven to work well. IT is the double CM tactic that got us 5 goalless draws in a row earlier in the year so why resort to it when 4-2-2 was blowing away Prem opposition? Diaby and Denilson are not ready and not in form. Arshavin, Nasri and Song have all been on point for the past month and Wenger put tham all on the bench. Arshavin cannot play in the CL so why rest him? He’s had a week off so he’s fresh and ready to go. Wenger choked in a big way and allowed himself to falter. The team looked like garbage because their manager played them in a garbage formation so what do you expect? They did the best they could with the utter crap Arsene gave them to work with. I give the players my utmost respect but lost a little for Wenger today.
April 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm
i agree with u gaffer ur completely right and by the way im not of those gunner fans that always covers for wenger im an arsenal like u that when get beat it and gets things wrong like he did today i blame wenger this should have been the line up for today 4-4-2
van persie,adebayor does anyone agree?
April 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm
Stupid tactics. Wenger is to blame. All questions are “WHY?” why did he choose not to use Song and Arshavin? Both can make a difference in the game. Didn’t he see that Cesc was fighting alone, with no result? I understand that he could not mend holes in the defence, but it only means you have to boost attack – why didn’t he do that? Is he really savvy?
April 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm
Mate, couldn’t agree more with everything you said!!!
Wenger had an absolute shocker, he wasted are squad, is it that difficult to play ARSHAVIN,SONG,FABREGAS,WALCOTT in midfield and VAN PERSIE and ADEBAYOR upfront!!
Why Silvestre vs Drogba???????
Wenger has to fuck around with tactics, for the chance that if we win he can take the credit!!
I’m pissed off!!
April 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm
I’m not disappointed with the players on the pith. I’m arsenal and would never see myself support another team.
Why change a winning team,., just because Hiddink said he would have to change his formation to deal with Arshavinn?
Why leave the most creative players on the bench? Fair enough Nassri played during the week but to leave Arshvin too and bring him on for the last 15 mins and then drop in-form song…and for what? To beat Liberpool so as to stop them from winning the league because we haven’t won it in a while too? I’m disappointed as Chelsea didn’t outplay us… the team didn’t go into gear as the rythm had been broken by the team selection!
As a pessimist, I see the momentum we had has also gone and I’m not confident about our next Semi-Final..
Mind you I’m not going to feel bad about this game as I’m not on £50K a week!
April 18, 2009 at 8:52 pm
The only silverware we realistically could win this season and we leave our 3 best form players on the bench. He knew the Villa result ½ hour before ko so why didn’t Wenger play our strongest 11 when 4th spot is almost assured? Resting players for a home game against Wigan or Stoke is fine but not in our biggest game so far this season. To already know you’re playing in a final before the CL S/F is a great confidence booster. Now we have to go to OT, low on confidence, knowing it’s our last chance of silverware. I just cannot believe we spend £15m on a player who is fresh from not playing in midweek, on the top of his form, just to leave him on the bench. Rant over.
April 18, 2009 at 8:55 pm
Lets all be honest, are we getting anywhere under Arsne Wenger?
April 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Assholes like gbenga just make me want to puke. It’s idiots like you that make the lunatic of a coach think he is still doing a good job.Arsenal is not wenger’s personal toy to do as he pleases.Do you know millions are heart broken because of this loss,is wenger the only coach that can manage the team ?There was no reason whatsoever to start with that line up,the outcome was obvious from the time they walked out tunnel.Simply put,wenger has gone mad and only idiots still back him.
April 18, 2009 at 9:09 pm
Went to Wembley and could not believe the starting line-up and formation. Guess Wenger was influenced by all the missing first choice defenders. Only players that deserved credit were Toure,Gibbs and Walcott. Fabregas played too deep and got little support from Dennilson and Dialby. RVP and Adebayor were very disappointing – I get fed up with their news articles saying that they hope the team match their ambition and then they show so little in important matches. Typical Wenger made the substitutions too late as usual. Think we are dreaming if we feel that this team will beat MU over 2 legs in the CL. Just got to make sure we retain 4th spot. Feel Wenger and the board must borrow some real money to buy the players we have needed for ages – CH and defensive midfield. The fans pay a lot of money to support this club and are being short-changed. Dennilson,Adebayor,Eboue, and Silvestre must be sold/let go in the summer and decent replacements purchased – not anyone under 21!!
wenger ur not serious
April 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm
wat i want to know is what sh*t wenger is smkoin before he goes sleep after ruining the hopes of many loyal arsenal fans that are desperate for silverware. why he didnt play arshavin when he was fresh and werent he bought to help win the fa cup as he cant play in the CL
April 18, 2009 at 9:23 pm
Well said gbenga!! Where would Arsenal be without Mr. Wenger
April 18, 2009 at 9:26 pm
why wenger took of RVP when denilson was on a yellow card and werent doing f*kall. wat was nasri doing on bench idk. why he f*ked up the positioning idk this was the only serious silverware we couldve won but thats been ruined. next season it’s the same thing wenger hypes about they will win something and they dont
April 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm
Hans, you’re cunt.Where was Arsenal before wenger came? In the pits?Fucking cunt.
April 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm
wenger should play arshavin if he cares about tired player… the tactical is totally sh*t.. this the only cup we could possibly grap but its all over…diaby and denilson, and fabianski absolutely s*ck today..
also, the physio… players getting easily injured… wtf they gives to player in training???
4 years of losing and i nearly forget what the feel of winning a trophy..
same excuse as last season, injury… wtf…
April 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm
if there is arsene wenger’s blog, i swear i’ll be the first comment to blame him… totally dissappointed…
April 19, 2009 at 6:28 am
cry gooners , cry
April 19, 2009 at 10:06 am
cry cry cry hahaha
April 19, 2009 at 11:20 am
cock loving bunch of fucking losers,every fucking one of you!!wengers a cunt,all your players are cunts and youre all cunts!!
April 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm
I blame AW, and this is the first time I have said this about AW. I have always supported him and the team no matter. In fact I had more faith in the team when we were struggling earlier on so I don’t want to hear anyone bashing others for blaming AW for the lost FA cup lost. Why couldn’t he sub diaby and bring in Song when Diaby kept losing the ball all day. Why sub your goal scorer when you need a goal to prevent the team from over playing. Why not play the strongest team we have against chelski and play a weaker team mid week against Lpool. after all win, draw or loss won’t make any difference in our standing in the PL. AW got it wrong on the day, injury or no injury. Period.
April 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm
P.S…. Please leave Fabianski alone. Why in the world was the defenders doing that high when they know the keeper is young and in experience. Didn’t they see his earlier mistake. It’s not the first time we have been caught high up defensive wise. It happened a lot of time with Almunia betwen the post. with a young goalie and against a striker like drogba you can not defend that high up.
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