Losing to Wigan was the best thing that could happen to Arsenal.

This might sound like complete madness but in a way the best thing that could of happened to Arsenal was losing the way we did this weekend.


Well lets face it, we were never going to win the league anyway, and now after watching that shower of shite vs Wigan I feel that its now finally hit home to Wenger that this squad is not good enough.

Losing in the manner we did,  for me was the final straw. It showed that we need a complete overhaul of players in the summer. The spine of the team needs to be reinforced from our goalkeeper to centre back to a ball winner in midfield to the striker. We need 4/5 new signings this summer.

I think that if we would have won this weekend and finished 3rd, alot of fans and maybe even Wenger would have seen that as a success. But lets be honest, We blew a great chance this season to win the league. This season was a one off, I cant see Chelsea and Man Utd losing as many games next season. This season was our chance and to have come so close and to be given so many chances to win the league to lose it in the manner we did was just a joke.

So for me losing the way we did has made it clear to Wenger, the board and the fans who many for the first time are doubting Wenger, and now for the first time as Arsenal manager he has pressure to deliver.

But I would go even deeper then signing 4/5 players.

I would allow the deadwood of players like Eduardo,Denilson,Eboue,Almunia, Silvestre to leave.

I would also dump this 4/3/3 or 4/5/1 system that Wenger has used this season and bring back 2 strikers.

But most of all, If Wenger is going to stay on we need to change the backroom staff. Something clearly is not right at Arsenal. How many injuries did we pick up this season? This must have something to do with training, warming up and down, or the diet.

I think its now time that Wenger bought in a new number 2, and for me the perfect man would be Martin Keown. Pat Rice has done a great job over the years but I feel we just need to freshen things up as its gotten stale in recent years.

So for me its simple. Bring in a new GK, CB, CM and a CF – lose the deadwood and go back to 4-4-2 and bring in Martin Keown and then we might have a great chance of getting back to the winning ways.

lets face it, with nothing to show since 2005, Something needs to change.

Jason Goldstein [ proud member of Arsenal Action ]

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  1. Lady Arsenal

    April 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for your thoughts, jason goldstein.

    That’s a good old-fashioned football name.

  2. PTangYangKipperBang

    April 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Personally, I think the article goes a bit too far. Yes I agree to some numbers coming in. I do not think, however that we should let Eduardo, Denilson, Eboue keave. Also, Almunia is ok for number 2 for me. The attack on the medical staff seems a bit strong too. We have very well renowned medical staff. There is something else that is causing injuries. Maybe deficiencies in the squad mean that players get played too much. Injuries can be like a vicious circle: people get injured so other players have to play more. They then get injured putting more pressure on the squad. Also, we used to kill teams in half an hour quite often a few years ago. Now we are fighting to put in headers against Wolves in the 94th minute. Its a complex old thing I reckon. Not just ‘ship a load out’ and ‘get a load in’. More ins than outs please.

  3. awail

    April 21, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    something needs to change all right,HOW ABOUR STARTING WITH THE MANAGER

  4. Dean D

    April 22, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I can stand these support wenger no matter what fans!!!!

    Has wenger got top level tactics? NO!!!

    Do u think wenger has on par tactics, team organisation, defensive strategys as guss, mourinho, van gaal, ferguson, mancini, rafa

    NO! Wenger won’t ever be able to win champions league becoz the champions league is full of tactical coaches plus he’s stubburn and will choose not to learn these things! (Unlike fergy!! Who went to italy to learn defense!!)

    Forget injuries!! Wenger tactics have been all wrong!! Against wigan VanP should of been on from at least 65mins!! He never had no centre backs on the bench or defensive mids!! Could of brought on coquelin etc should have recalled bartley or ayling! I’d rather see them f up than silvestre who’s just a accident waiting 2 happen!!

    Against barca second leg silvestre or campbell 2 start??

    Spurs, Why didn’t VanP start then take him off at half time?? (R we not trying 2 win da league??) Spurs 2 upfront looked more stronger than our 3 up front!!

    Wengers very good talent spotter and haggler!! But he should of done more big men deals that wouldn’t cost that much more than some of his 15year old deals!! How many youngsters does he thinks gonna make it thru 2 the first team!! Evry year he buys more youngsters than possible 1st teamers!! And ontop of all of that wenger has now got the players young players saying we have achieved something this season!!

    Is that a winners mentality!!!!!?????

  5. Ken

    April 22, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Martin Keown as No.2 … A man who has ZERO experience as a coach. Brilliant Einstein! What else? David Hillier as a midfield Technical advisor? What utter bollocks does this site spew up all the time?

    Would you have called that team on sunday a ‘Shower Of Shite’ had Fabianski held the ball instead of gifting them the equalizer for an easy 2-1 win? Were you calling them a Shower Of Shite pre-Spurs 3pts off the title? No. Because you are the Shower of Shite in your Shit-Shower of a site. Right?


  6. terry

    April 22, 2010 at 3:03 am

    thats right but denilson is a liability in the team look at the no of goals we have conceeded bcoz of him he has absolutely no motivation we need some passionated hard tackling def mid who can motivate this team and denilson will always suck in the premier league as per his stats he would be better off in seria A.

  7. Andy

    April 22, 2010 at 5:28 am

    I agree, we do need a spine to the team but more importantly you have highlighted a change for the #2, which I have been calling for all season and last season. Pat Rice whilst being a great servant for years, is generally a yes man. Keown as #2 is a great idea, wenger should’ve got Paddy in January and groomed him as #2!!! hate to say it but look at Manure, they change their #2 every 2/3 years to keep things fresh! And there’s always the Iceman 🙂

  8. Jon

    April 22, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Spot on. “queue to suck on Sinbad’s balls”…LMFAO

  9. Wayne

    April 22, 2010 at 8:15 am


    What has changed since last summer? It was clear to me that we needed players last summer. Did Wenger go out and spend? NO. We sold Toure and Adebayor.

    We have done better then last seson, so why should Wenger spend?…

    In wengers mind everything is great and there is no need to spend.

    Thats why he has to go, STubborn old fool

  10. goonerboy

    April 22, 2010 at 8:25 am

    What you fail to realise is that chelsea and man utd HAVE had injury problems this year. Utd at one point had NO centre backs and had a pairing of fletcher and carrick. Chelsea have been missing Eissien most of the season whilst they hardly battered an eyelid during the African nations cup withouth drogba, kalou etc. Van der saar missed lots of games, as did chec. So has giggs, cole (joe and ashley), scholes, neville etc. ALL teams have injuries, it’s how you adjust your squad accordingly and the quality of the players you replacing them with that is key and based on the last few seasons it is clear our squad is not strong enough.

    As an aside, in the carling cup final of 2007 when Wenger played the ‘kids’ against Chelsea. He said this team would go on to win loads of trophies. With the exception of Fabregas from the starting 11, no one else has improved at all. And i include Walcott in that.

  11. GILBO

    April 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Watching the match on Sunday, Arsenal made Wigan look like Barcelona they put the ball around the Arsenal defence as though it was a ping pong game. In the Champions league game Barcelona were good but Arsenal made them look like a team from another planet.

  12. Kowino

    April 22, 2010 at 9:25 am

    The problem is wenger not players, he shuld go coz is the one who signs those cheap players.

  13. gradew

    April 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

    we face more injuries because our players are boys. all are boys. sometimes it is even good to take responsibility for injuries like Ramsey.

  14. afc bob

    April 22, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I’m so bored of these tedious blogs… We need a brilliant goal keeper, brilliant defender, brilliant midfielder… so obvious, so tedious….

    Spend spend spend, change the manager, fire everyone… burn the stadium… change the formation… blah blah blah…

    play a few games championship manager on the ps3 and everyone can run a real club… or write a few blogs and you’re a journalist… honest guv…

  15. James

    April 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

    My article of why I think there’s something very deeply wrong with Arsenal

  16. Nick

    April 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Sell Eboue – idiot, he’s been one of our most consistent performers, and is one of the few players to who actually cares.

  17. Dan

    April 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Speak english.

  18. perrygrovesworld

    April 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Leave Pat Rice or Dr Death will hunt you down; didn’t you see his bloodied face?

    But seriously why pick on him? do you lurk around the training ground or something? Do you have some kind of inside info?

    No? then shut up.

  19. Alex

    April 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I totally agree with this article. I said exactly the same thing after the Wigan game that in the cold light of day this might do us a favour. We all know deep in our hearts that us being in the title race for so long was more through Chelski and Man Ure dropping points than it was us building a title challenging momentum.

    No doubt, we have the nucleus of a title winning team but it is time for Arsenal to show their spending power in the right areas and add to the squad and bring competition.

  20. J

    April 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Well said Dan

  21. GoonerJohn

    April 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    It’s beyond me how people think we actually did well to compete for the title, open your eyes for fuck sakes!

    We lost 8 games this season, and we only held on in the title race because Chelsea and United lost roughly the same amount, so for anyone to even say we’re getting closer to them is a retard, and for wenger to say it aswell is a bigger retard. We couldn’t even take advantage of United and Chelsea this year even when they both flopped! The league has been there for the taking year after year.

    Wenger is to blame and it’s time he left to do us all a favour, we have always been a big club and will remain so with or without him. I respect what his done for us, but get real, 5 seasons without nothing to show for is disgusting, and for wenger to say the F.A. Cup isn’t a big priority when it’s probably the only thing we can win right now just makes me mad to listen too.

    People actually believe he has nothing to spend when the board constantly and openly say we have some funding. We may not have a 100mil to spend but vermaelen and arshavin didn’t cost much and look how excellent they are?

    Just need to get rid of all the shite players we have and bring in some new half decent players (don’t have to be world class known players…. again look at arshavin and verminator)

    At the moment it’s becoming a joke with what we got. You have to be insane to think we could actually win the Champions League with this squad. Yet Wenger always takes it so serious because his ambitions to win it one day are so high. He needs to let that go because thats whats costing us season after season. The squad aint big enough to handle it and it always fucks up our league chances (take a real good think about it… seriously).

    We won’t win anything under wenger again, unless his stubborness goes and he changes.

    The geezer hasn’t got a clue about tactics anymore…

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  23. CruEL

    April 23, 2010 at 6:39 am

    bleah, hate it when the article is so well written.

    Nicely done. I totally agree with nothing more to add!

  24. Jullsan

    April 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    butt-hurt? you only reply is “speak enlgish” lol wanker. I also hate this wenger knows brigade. It’s getting old already. No titles in 5 years? What the hell is that?

  25. Gooner TJ

    April 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    We don’t like this fuckin man ” SILVESTRE”.. If he played ,
    Arsenal defend will be in danger .. Arsenal will lose..

    I dont why Wenger keep this player ..useless, no points..
    Better sell him or release him…

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