[Ratings] 3pts and a clean sheet…Perfect!!!

What can I say, pick the best starting 11 and that’s what you get!

Wenger started with the same team that beat Chelsea having made 8 changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Wigan in midweek.

At times today our football was just world class!  The passing and movement was a joy to watch. Defensive with looked solid, Fabianski played well and made some good saves and with RVP up front rather then Chamakh we seem to be playing more controlled football to feet with slick free following football rather then look for the balls into the box.

And a special shout out to the Arsenal away fans today, magnificent lads…

What Arsenal will we see next week?


Fabianski : 8/10 (Made a great save in the first half at 1-0 from Seb Larsson, played very well)
Sagna : 7/10 ( Won the battle with Lee Bowyer, however he will be feeling it 2mo, Solid today)
Koscielny :8/10 (Starting to look at £7m player. Looked very good today, didnt put a foot wrong)
Djourou : 8.5/10 (Fantastic again,Powerful quick and good on the ball, lets hope Wenger doesn’t drop him next week)
Clichy : 7.5/10 (Played very well, his workrate and pace going forward is a joy to watch)
Fabregas : 8/10 ( Very looked game, everything went through him and he seemed to enjoy his day)
Nasri : 9/10 (Great goal, yet again our best player)
Walcott : 7.5/10 (Looked very dangerous, The brum LB will be having nightmares tonight, playing well)
Song : 7/10 ( Won the ball and gave it to Cesc, did he job)
Wilshere : 7/10 ( Played well, should have scored after being set up by Nasri. Worked hard for the team)
Van Persie : 7.5/10 ( Scored 1 but should have had 4.. Missed a few easy chances, but his touch is world class and we play better as a team with RVP leading the attack)

Subs : Denilson, Arshavin (N/A)

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Man of the match : Samir Nasri



  1. MattK90

    January 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Looking at the results Birmingham have had against the traditional top four at home in the past couple of seasons, I think todays result was unbelievable. I’ve only seen brief highlights so far, but some of the movement and creation from Nasri and Fabregas was awesome and almost telepathic. Our second and third goals demonstarate this. Todays performance was that of champions! COYG!!

  2. pantsR2long

    January 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    RVP is the key to us playing our beautiful football, as you said he links up play very well and all he need to do is clean up his finishing and he’ll be back to his best.

  3. ayeni adebayo

    January 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    pls,we need to sign two central defenders ,one defender mifielder, and one striker with winning mentalirful aggressive powerful players, and no nonsense players.

  4. MistaKen

    January 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Great performance. We must not collapse like usual at this period of the season. Best way to make sure this does not happen is Sourez

  5. rohan

    January 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    What the hell you can’t just go out and buy 4 or 5 players, this is not just football manager or fifa you complete idiot ayena adebaydhdhdhdh. As for this website, the most fickle twats write this shit

  6. The Fan

    January 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    We ain’t Real madrid adebayo(r) and with today’s team , we can penetrate the bus’s everyone parks against us.
    2 central defenders? we got 4 quality ones , if anything i say bring up nordveit or ignasi miguel. You can’t expect a top quality CB to stay on the bench so if we gotta have one for the bench i’d rather it be a young prospect than a silvestre.

    Striker? We don’t play 4-4-2 so only one plays and imo when we have 2 playing in a 4231 it’s not been great. So having RVP and Chamakh with JET and B52 as the bench warmers is fine by me. If we get a top quality striker we gotta drop chamakh to where B52 is and B52 will go. Pointless stuff.

    Defensive midfielder we certainly have quantity in but maybe not quality. Frimpong is out injured but when he returns and partners with his pal wilshere when song is out we may be alright. Eastmond and Denilson are there too but I don’t think letting any of them go will be a good idea to the squads mentality.

  7. Omoshief

    January 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    @Ayeni: U r just a disgrace 2 we Nigerians, why will U need 2CBs, 1 defender midfielder(what is that??) and 1 striker? Where on earth will U put them? And what the hell is mentalirful???

  8. Curt

    January 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    @ The Fan: Nordveit has been sold.

    Squillaci only deserves the bench, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he has only a 1 or 1 1/2 season stint with us. We DO need another centre back.

  9. piken79

    January 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    @ayeni adebayo..do you know anything about the team you support?! 1st off wenger doesn’t make wholesale changes and 2nd we are not man city or real madrid so go think it over lad. best you can hope for is TV5 to get healthy and out best 11 stays fit.

  10. Curt

    January 2, 2011 at 1:57 am

    The thing about hoping for vermaelen to get healthy is that, even if it DOES happen, which is looking unlikely, we’ll still be playing with a back five who have never played together.

  11. dn

    January 2, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Wegner will not buy another centerback. He will give Bartley and Miguel a chance to break into the team next year. He will also give Coquelin and Frimpong a chance to cover Song at DM. We looked great today. If this starting 11 can stay fit we will challenge. Its all about keeping Cesc, Samir and RVP healthy. Those three are game changers.

  12. Timi

    January 2, 2011 at 5:51 am

    A bit harsh on the Adebayor fellow !!! But i think he is an idiot who just writes !!!! All we need to stablize team is TV5 to come back and Wenger to play a consistent team for the run in with occasioinal 1/2 changes of personnel as the games come thick & fast !! COYG !!!!!

  13. meaner

    January 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Probably our best 11 at the meantime except walcott, he still needs better end product.

  14. danny

    January 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    we looked crap today against a birmingham team that did have the balls to attack

    out of 5 teams at the top, we are physiclaly amd mentality weak, just lie the frog wenger who is the achille’s heel of our club

    the quicker he goes the better.

  15. Dutchman

    January 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    danny, just fuck off, it was a brilliant match!

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