[Ratings] What mental strength are you talking about Arsene?


We just knew that at 3-1 we were never going to see the game out!!

And after the game our manager talked about our fantastic mental strength? What the hell is he talking about?.. How many times are we going to drop points from being in the lead by 1 or 2.. NO 4 goals?

If this is a fantastic mental strength then i must be confused… But then again this is coming from a man who puts a 6ft striker on the wings and who started the season with Almunia as our number 1 keeper.

What can I say that ive not said before?

No bottle

No leadership

No support for RVP

No discipline by Song

Nobody wants to take a shot at goal

Same old crazy subs by Wenger and same old tactics

The title race is now over and now we are 3rd, Wenger said he was happy to finish the season 2nd. What type of message is that to send to your players? At this rate if Man City win there game in hand we might even finish the season 4th….

But of course that is a success for Wenger isn’t it.

Roll on the summer. Hope we have a massive clear out and I hope Wenger drops the 4-5-1 come 4-3-3 garbage and get back to seeing Arsenal play with Wingers and 2 strikers.. Like we use to when we were winning things.

Arsenal Ratings

Szczesny 8.5

Keep us in the game with some decent saves (Sandro, Crouch) in the 2nd half. Was fast off his line and took Bale out in the first half but Lennon was just that little bit to quick for him for the pen. But overall a solid game from the young keeper.

Sagna 6.5

Played Bale well in the first half, but he was ripped apart by Lennon in the 2nd and his poor making on Lennon allowed him to make the run for the pen.

Koscielny 7.0

Decent game, didn’t do much wrong. Did well vs Crouch and showed decent pace and good on the ball

Djourou 6.5

Not his best game. Booked for a lung on Modric on the edge of the book and was slicing everything and not clearing his lines.

Clichy 7.0

Played well and go forward to support Nasri.

Diaby 7.5

Picked ahead of Wilshere and played well, was involved in everything and kept things simple. Won a lot of key heads defensively

Fabregas 7.5

Looked like he had a point to prove. Set up Theo for the first goal and was at the heart of everything going forward. BUT poor clearance for Huddlestone’s goal and at times I wished he would shot rather then look for the killer pass on the edge of the box

Nasri 7.5

Like Cesc I wished he would shot when outside the box more. After scoring in the first half with a decent 20 yarded you would think he would keep going. But 2 many times in the 2nd half he refused to take on the chance of testing the keeper.

Walcott 8.0

Got us off to a flying start. Took his goal very well and maybe should of scored a 2nd before half time. Again in the 2nd half his pace was key to our counter attacks. Was amazed when he was subbed towards the end.

A Song 5.5

“Our defensive rock”… Not much covering by Alex at all.. If anything he wanted to get forward more then Cesc?.. I think he is confused to what his role is? He doesn’t protect the back 4 as he should do and he doesn’t have the passing range to play forward. Gave the ball away to many times in the 2nd half and it just kept coming back when we really needed to keep the ball.

Van Persie 8.0

Up front on his own again and worked hard. Scored his goal and on a great run. But at times he needs support and I just wished Wenger would play a man just off him.


Wilshere 6.5

came on and got on the ball and passed it well. Also upset a few spurs players which is always nice to see

Arshavin, 6.0

Came on late and had a few nice touches but not enough time to make an impact

Bendtner 6.0

I really feel sorry for the lad. Came on and was asked to play on the wing AGAIN. He is not a winger and Wenger is killing a decent player but asking him to do a job that he is not best for. STICK HIM UP TOP if you want to see him at his best. Maybe our genius of a manager cant see this?

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  1. cameo

    April 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    You have obviously overrated szcezney, i like the guy but that penalty give away was naive, you’d be ripping almunia apart for it, be consistent. Diaby was also sorry, why was he pulled off at half time for wilshere? he was also making lunging ridiculous tackles. Overall the blame is all on wenger, the incompetent crazy delusional git needs to now go before he causes any further damage

  2. Dan

    April 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    We all know what’s going on at Arsenal. Lets just wait and see what happens this summer. You look at Wenger recently and he looks like he’s aged 5 years in the last month, it wouldn’t surprised me if he left in the summer for a less demanding position elsewhere, which would be a shame. If he stays, lets hope and pray, that he can be ruthless enough to make the necessary changes and additions to the squad, in the end he’ll be making it easier on himself and will stop all this mad touchline dancing, he looks so frustrated and it’s sad to see the prof resorting to these theatrics.
    So, yes Wenger is pissing us off with his stubborness but I see it like an annoying member of your family, they might piss you off but they’re STILL family. Come Arsene, sort things out this summer and we’ll be right behind you.


    April 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm


  4. jimbo

    April 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    1. Fabregas, Nasri and Van Persie were all taking shots last night, much more than recent games.
    2.Sagna had a good game and had Bale in his pocket alll first half. He made 1 mistake all night and got punished but he deserves more thank 6.5.
    3.As much as it pains me to say it, the scum have improved and a home tie against us is their biggest game of the season so a draw isnt too bad. Defence were solid all night. The main problem i think is that having so many attacking players means that only the defence think defensively and so get no protection from the rest of the team.


  5. foxy10

    April 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    is that the same incompetent crazy delusional git you where probably callinga god not so long ago, I think we all agree that he has made mistakes but at least show a bit of respect for what the man has won, the style of football he has brought and for not financially ruining the club that is self sufficent

  6. Wolfgang

    April 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I agree with the article.A tall guy is deployed on the wings,etc. Many players arenot used in their natural position. Wenger has ahabit of re deploying players eg Lauren was a mid field player converted to full back.Notice something?There are no natural wingers. Nasri is a mid field player.Ashvin was a central striker deployed to the wings,etc.
    Of course Wenger is paid to do his job .The problem is he thinks he is 100% right. I am afraid his youth project is hindering Arsenal from winning trophies.If he doesn’t get the experienced players ARSENAL WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE NEARLY MEN.
    Btw being unabale to hang on to a lead is acceptable for one or two seasons.. But if the trend continues season after season it’s criminal amounting to dereliction of duty.
    I wonder what Wenger has to say to this. I hope he reads the comments from the fans and know how frustrated they are with the continuing inability to finsih off teams.

  7. Alan

    April 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Diaby gave the ball away 4 times (possibly more) in the first 18 minutes.

    Criminal for a midfield player – should have been hauled off after 20 minutes

  8. Gooner Steve

    April 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I am actually starting to feel insulted by Wenger’s claims that we have great mental strength when the COMPLETE OPPOSITE is true. How stupid does he think us fans are? Apparently he also said last night that Bendtner can do the 100 metres in 5.7 seconds and that Elton John is a real ladies man.

  9. Arsenalisto

    April 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I can’t believe you gave RVP 8 yes he was really good creating chances for Walcott and linking up well in first half but at 3-2 he was doing some fancy stuff just like Sczeszny, I personally was incensed by that given that 3 days ago we just blew away 2 pts when it looked all secured and they were doing that?? Believe me, these little stuff are what makes a difference between hard working teams and arrogant ones and the arrogance our team has is behind all what happened to them this season, it’s not Wenger, everyone blaming him for team bottling it knows nothing about football and I mean it, look at RVP in 2nd half yesterday, allright Cesc stepped up and worked his socks off while RVP was wasteful and fancy, that’s why we don’t kill teams off. Right after Sczesny’s WINK i knew we will concede soon and I was praying for half to end, but what could go wrong did go wrong, unfortunately that’s been the tone for the past 4 seasons since we blew it at Birmingham. The ratings I would humbly give are:

    -Scezsny 5.5 (made amazing saves but blew it in BOTH 2nd and 3rd goal, for 2nd goal he was still visualising how his superman acrobatics snuffed out Bale) otherwise fantastic with the confidence he gives the team.

    -Sagna 6

    – Djuourou 7

    – Koscielny 6 (where was he in their first goal why was Diaby in his position?)

    – Clichy 6

    – Song 6.5 Sloppy at times both defensively and when passing it forward.

    – Diaby 6

    – Wilshere 5.5 TIRED and I can’t believe someone had the audacity to (goal.com maybe, forgot) to write “Wenger FAILED to start his pfa young player of the year) lmao

    – Walcott 8

    – Nasri 7

    – Cesc 8.5

    -RVP 5.5

    -Arshavin 5

    – Bendtner 5

  10. Olumide

    April 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I have a question for everybody supporting wenger. Can alex ferguson’s and mourinho’s player loose concentration and grit in a match as arsenal players always do? Now most arsenal fans are even shouting for f.a cup. Although you may say mourinho is arrogant, but He’s result oriented and will not tell fans that his players showed ‘mental strength’ after snatching a draw/defeat from the jaw of victory and likewise alex ferguson. Instead of wenger apologising to fans, he would rather justify his underperforming players. He said 2nd is good enough now we ‘may’ not even finish second.

  11. Alan

    April 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    We haven’t a hope of finishing second

  12. talking out your wenger

    April 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    sheesh, with the amount of money he gets paid, you’d think samir would go have his teeth professionally cleaned up. supposedly he’s a real “player” with the ladies. they must love his oral hygene. oh the burdens of being a gold digger.

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