(Ratings) Booed off the pitch, Empty seats speak 1000s words

Our worst home record in the league for 14 years!! And Arsenal are going to put up the prices of season tickets by 6%.. “You’re having a laugh”

60.015 apparently in the stadium today, that’s funny because I have never seen so many empty seats at an Arsenal game.

The fans have spoken, the empty seats, the singing of 6% you’re having a laugh, and the stadium was half empty as the players walked around the pitch for the end of season walk of shame.

From 1st place and fighting for all four honours, to falling apart and finishing the season with nothing and it now looks like finishing the season in 4th place.

YES the ref was utter shite today but please dont blame him for our season falling apart and for going 2-0 down within 20mins

What will wenger say now? What happened to the great mental strength? What happened to I am happy to finish 2nd? What happened to this is my greatest ever bunch of players?

Will anything change in the summer?… No, Wenger has already said that he is NOT going to make major changes. Pat Rice is now staying but no disrespect to the man but I had hoped that he would leave and a fresh number 2 came in.. .Maybe somebody would would tell Wenger that this 4-5-1 was not working and to stop playing Bendtner on the wing.

Its going to be a long summer. I can see Cesc and Nasri both leaving. I can see a few players from Arshavin, Clichy, Rosicky and Bendtner also leaving.. And a few unknown French players joining us. Forget the likes of Benzema or Hazard coming to Arsenal. Do you really think Wenger is going to spend the money?

Wenger has already warned the fans that there is no guarantee of a top four finish next season.. Well if you feel that Arsene why not do something about it or even better.. QUIT and let a new manager with fresh ideas take over?

But of course Wenger wont get sacked or quit.. a £6m a year contract and a board happy that the manager never spends is the dreamteam at Arsenal.

The fans?… Sod them, they dont need to see new signings or trophies. Lets reward them with a 6% increase in tickets…In Arsene we trust? The fans who support Wenger are more to blame then any player.

Arsenal Team

Szczesny 6.5 ( Not much he could do with the 2 goals from Bent, 2 fine saves in the 2nd half )

Sagna 5.0 ( Again he stepped up and didnt go with his man for the 2nd goal. Just like Lennon and Pennant recently )

Squillaci 4.5 ( He is the new Silvestre, Cygan and Senderos )

Vermaelen 7.0 ( Great to see him back. You could tell he was rusty but went into everything with 100% )

Gibbs 5.5 ( If Clichy leaves we need to sign a new LB. He is not even close to being ready)

Song 4.5 ( Passing was all over the place, Moved to CB in the 2nd half and almost gifted Bent a 3rd )

Wilshere 7.0 ( Good passing but wants to walk the ball into the net. Why not test the keeper Jack?)

Ramsey 6.5 ( Kept the ball well and should of been awarded a pen when he bursted into the box )

Walcott 5.5 ( Put in a few dangeros balls but overal poor )

Arshavin, 4.5 ( Poor and taken off again )

Van Persie 7.5 ( Scored again, wasted a very chances and towards the end looked very upset with himself )

Subs
Chamakh 6.5 ( Came on did his best but thats just not good enough )
Bendtner 5.0 ( Poor geezer, Came on yet again and was asked to play on the left wing? WHY) …Whats wrong with 4/4/2 Arsene?

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78 Comments

  1. Andy

    May 16, 2011 at 5:28 am

    My biggest concern is that Wenger will only be able to buy one or two average players…maybe only one players. Wenger has gambled on creating a model of sustainability, so he must have told the board/Kronke that the team (when we were in 2nd place) were doing well and that we have a healthy squad and youth players coming through the ranks. So for him to turn around and admit that this is no longer the case and that he now needs 40-50mil for new players….not what the board wants to hear. So I just can’t see Wenger buying lots of players..unless we sell players. In which case we’re only replacing players. Its gonna be an interesting Summer.

  2. MARK A

    May 16, 2011 at 5:38 am

    NO DONT LET HIM BUY PLAYERS. SACK HIM NOW
    If he buys players it will end up as wenger gets 2 years and this will be his excuse next season the team was only brought in last summer and most players need 6months to a year to ajust. He sould resign after the fulham game. his time is up is ideas are not fresh anymore stubbon wages transfer tactics dont work no more. On another note whos up for the f40 @ fulham watch some propper players win for a change?????

  3. Pistol

    May 16, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I really don’t know why we purchase so many youth players, because at the end of the day we just can’t play them all. We have 21 players on loan currently , 21 where are they all going to play ? we have some really go young players that will never get a chance. Why but anymore? please but experience Wenger. As for anyone thinking Wenger will buy big you can forget it , as wenger will never spend big because he just gets burnt. Remember Jeffers.10m , Wiltord 13m .
    Please don’t let me get started on the defense. This is the weakest point of all for wneger’s . Dose anybody have a list of all the defenders he has purchased in his time at arsenal, i would love to see the list.

  4. Tito

    May 16, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Wenger or is it Venger, why is this man so so so very very very stubbon? i think this man won when he didnt have the entire team chozen or bought by himself, he found some of the taff team players in the squad, now he has his own and he cant win anything in 6 years…too too long a time….and he still has his job…? pliz …maybe even Avram Grant is better considering resources that he is given….

    Wenger has failed and he shud just leave, what does it take for the board to fire Wenger…what will it take…He is so so disgusting and annoying……he is dull !!

  5. mark newman

    May 16, 2011 at 6:52 am

    You can fool some of the supporters all of the time and all of the supporters some of the time but you cant fool all of the supporters all of the time.

  6. Leon

    May 16, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Apologies for my rant at Paul K – it was uncalled for.

    Paul K – people pay incredibly high prices to watch this garbage every year. And it is garbage – passing the ball around with no end product is garbage.

    Wenger HAS to go. I don’t want him spending what little transfer funds on more French or African players.

    Transfer funds leads me on to my next topic.

    We have two multi billionaire investors, the highest turnover in the Premier League and the tens of millions raised from proerty sales so why do we only have £30 million to spend on players including wages ?

    Arsenal are an abysmal club – no ambition, no desire and most of all no guts. I hope City get 3rd place because they will do far better in the Champions League than we will ever do.

    I HATE wenger – with every ounce of my being i want to see him fail and be driven out of Arsenal.

    And as far as his team are concerned they DESERVED to be booed of yesterday – completing that “lap of honour” was nothing more than a slap in the face of every fan.

  7. Nick

    May 16, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Why do you lot get so annoyed at people having there own opinion if we all support the Arsenal and pay to enter the fantastic new ground (NOT!) we can say what we bloody want! If i feel i want to boo i will boo if i feel i want to shout well played i will, just because people have a different opinion doesn’t mean the don’t want the best for the Arse. Wenger does not care what we think, hasn’t since his master plan kicked in in the year god knows. Whoops i forgot i’m not aloud to want or expect Arsenal to compete for the title, stuff it yes i am, spend some money Wenger at least my 6% on someone with bottle not some 16yo prospect who i won’t see play because i will have proberly been priced out by then!!!!!!

  8. slimshady

    May 16, 2011 at 7:45 am

    In ARSENE WE TRUST m8, don’t go criticising the gaffer when the refs have cost us more f*king points than I can ever recall, calling for new signings when everybody knows the club is f*king skint. So you want him to buy Berbatov for 30million now then, eh??

  9. EIE

    May 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

    15 seasons under Wenger, 10 of them trophyless!

  10. bergkamp 10

    May 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

    i love wenger but he has to go plain and simple this arsenal side is in my opinion the most fragile and foreign team in the premierleague
    the fans are awful but we arsenal fans have never been loud and passionate like many london rivals

    OVERPAID – NO PASSION – NO DRIVE – NO MUSCLE – NO GREAT MENTALITY — that goes for every player in this shower of shit squad with execption on –

    shezza in goal
    vermaelen at back
    jack and rambo midfield
    rvp up top

    EVERY OTHER PLAYER IN THIS AFC SQUAD ISNT WORTHY TO CLEAN THE BOOTS OF seaman adams dixon winterburn bould keown parlour wright bergkamp!!
    who were all here b4 wenger
    wake up and smell the fuckin bacon
    ARSENAL ARE NOW A SPENT FOREIGN FORCE IN AN ENGLISH BLOODY LEAGUE

  11. Jon

    May 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I feel sorry good players like Cesc, nasri,etc, let them leave faith, Wenger shld leave arsenal for good!

  12. EastSidePaul

    May 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

    There are so many problems with this current squad, but all fixable. Everyone talks about it, but we are so close to having the team the fans deserve.

    Goalkeeper: Finally sorted out, after only 3 years…. I hear great things also about Fab, could be decent back up to Szczesny .

    The defence: (where our main problem is) Sagna, voted in the team of the year, and who would disagree? I feel we need a new LB neither Gibbs or Clichy are as good defending as they are going forward. The CBs, In my own opinion I believe TV should be our captain next year(Even if Cesc stays, his performance in the tunnel before the Barca game would have been enough for me to strip him of captaincy there and then.) TV needs a partner, which should be Samaba, tall, strong, a leader and already proven in the PL. JD & LK are decent back ups for the CB spot.

    Midfield: we NEED to go back to 442 (We haven’t won anything since we changed the formation.) We also need a real left & right midfield players, at the moment we are playing numerous player out of their real positions to play them on either side of midfield. Miyaichi is looking good on loan, we need that pace on the wings we haven’t had since Pires & Ljungberg. I really think Cesc will leave this summer, big loss, but not fatal. We have to keep Samir Nasri, who needs to play centre mid, which I think everyone will agree is his best position. And Nasri needs a DM partner, not Song, for me he is too slow and tends to believe he is more than a DM at times, which can cost us dearly. I would love to see a Javier Mascherano (Or even Flamini come back!!) type playing in our midfield, Scott Parker would be perfect. Wilshire & Rambo are both great players, but I don’t think they are starters, I believe if they play them you need that 5 in midfield.

    Forwards: What a second have to the season RVP has had, where would we be without him? But he needs a partner, we need a 25+ goals man. RVP plays best when he is in that “Bergkamp” role. i would really like to see Karim Benzema, although I highly doubt that will ever happen! But someone who can play off RVP and can finish a ball, Carlos Vela?? As for Bendtner, I really feel for the guy, asked to play out on the left wing for a man so tall? Anyone else think he should be playing ontop of the keeper at all times?! Chamakh, started great and phased out later, although with RVP fit he never had a extended run. What really gets me about Chamakh is the amount of times I have seen him close in on goal and look for a pass. Could you imagine Wrighty doing that? Arshavin, I would like him to stay, another I feel that has been played out of position all season, I think he would be a good replacement for RVP when (eventually) he gets injured. Theo… I don’t know what to say, very bi-polar performances, can play great then can run afraid.

    There is a lot of dead weight that can go(Alumnia, Denilson, Eboue, Squillaci etc..) a few signings, 3-4 and bringing in the likes of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Wellington will greatly help our cause I believe. As for AW, I would like to see him stay, maybe with a new Assistant Manager, although Rice is staying on for another year, The board is another matter, if anyone needs to leave its our board, they sit there and get rich off the fans, while never spending a cent of their own money on the club. Now that we have some major investors I would like to see some activity in the market.

    We’re nearly there fellow gooners! Lets hope this summer is kind to us, and what has to be done is done! Sorry for the essay, just had to get a few things off my chest!

    Victoria Concordia Cresci!

  13. steve.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

    “WENGER OUT,BEFORE IT’S TO LATE”.LET’S ALL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT,IF THE BOARD WON’T
    GET RID OF WENGER, LETT’S ALL BOYCOTT THE STADIUM FOR A MONTH, AND LET THE TEAM
    PLAY WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE,THEY’LL SOON GET THE MESSAGE,”WENGER MUST GO”.

  14. bluemoon

    May 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Wenger in my opinion one of the best mangers in the country, the youth he has brought to your club is outstanding…. Your players belief in themselves has let your club down don’t do what man city did time and time again sack the manager. Your future looks good remember you could be a west ham fan this morning….

  15. alvares

    May 16, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Its a total shame to us fans.no leadership,no commitment.Arsenal needs a total overhaul apart from very few players who are fighting for this great team.Arsene you always complain about officiating while in the field,what about the mistakes your players commit IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS ON THE PITCH needs to be addressed on the touch line.this makes a player to be carefull AND RESPONSIBLE in their departments.Like how fergusson does to individual players,or why are they paid?

  16. Nathan

    May 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Chamakh came on and did his best but wasn’t good enough? Weres the logic in that? I agree that we weren’t good enough this season, more that we were the best team in the league up until February and ran out of steam as usual. And for those who want wenger out, be careful what you wish for. There is very few managers that can do the bosses job. If your wish is granted, the players will have to adapt to a new set up, which will take time. And do you really think our bitter fans will settle for Anything less than immediate success? Course not, and well be another Chelsea or man city who hop between managers and provide no consistency. Major changes are not needed: a Chris samba/ Richard dunne type who will not be expensive, but will not be arfaid to dish it out when times are tough and will not look to play the blame. Because that is exactly what the fans are doing now. For the first time, wenger admits he was wrong, so that can only mean he wants to put it right. He has to be a bit more ruthless, and tell the players if they aren’t doing their job. Afterall, it is the players who are to blame, wenger has believed in them and they have let him down. You all seem like youll make a better manager than arsene, so apply for the job. Otherwise, shut it and believe in your team.

  17. Johnno

    May 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    And Patrick Viera picked up the FA Cup this weekend.

  18. brendan maxi

    May 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Agree with all comments above. Wenger will not buy quality come summer. If he doesnt buy, we arsenal fans, though ‘stupid’ in Peter Hill Woods perspective, MUST FORCE WENGER NOT BUY, BY NOT GOING TO EMIRATES TO WATCH THEM PLAY SO THAT THEY HAV TO PLAY IN AN EMPTY STADIUM. We play a very big role and for someone to call us stupid and not able to hear us is utter stupid of them. To hell with their 6%, unless they buy quality!

  19. ashley7

    May 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    How can arsene change back to 4-4-2,if he did then in our team would be:

    Szcesny
    Sagna Vermaelen Djourou Clichy

    Nasri Fabregas Song Arshavin

    Van Persie Chamakh

    Meaning that Wilshere wont play therefore hindering his development, Walcott will just stay at the same level, also i THINK arshavin needs to plays as a central attacking midfielder, and nasri. On a whole this team has to many players at the same level, and to injury prone.

  20. Ron

    May 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    First of all, do you guys think if we replace Wenger and buy players like Messi, Ronaldo or Benzema will change Gooners fate? I don’t think so. The FA and the officials are obviously favour team like MU who manage by local not foreigner such as Wenger. No wonder England can’t go far in the World Cup. Until the FA and the officials change their mindset and will accept that foreigner can also be successful in England, then Arsenal can win all the trophies offered in England. Don’t compare our team with Chelsea because Chelsea has spent so much in the transfer window, in order to maintain the standard of BPL, the FA and the officials let Chelsea won trophies during Mourinho time as they have all the star players in their team. If Chelsea did spent so much, didn’t regroup all the star players in their team, the FA and the officials for sure won’t let the team win. I believe if Arsenal get favour from the FA and the officials, Arsenal will win all three trophies offered by England FA not like MU, struggling to win a single trophy (BPL) even with the help of the FA and officials.

  21. mark reed

    May 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    ive had with wenger! we need at least 6 new players, and men with passion and drive half these bunch of overpaid cunts at our proud club are not fit to wear the shirt. If you cant see that wenger then fuck off now!

  22. Jimmy

    May 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I think there is one major thing that has to change at Emirates and that the support

    Do you really want to know what the difference is between us and Manu? simple if they go 1-0 down there fans don’t turn against them. I wont be giving up my season ticket because we haven’t won anything I wont give it up because the prices are going up by 6% the only reason I will give up my season ticket is so I don’t have to sit watching a game surrounded by a bunch of negative idiots that would rather boo and moan at the players than get behind them.

    Its simple you want to support a club that will spend as much money as it takes to buy the biggest players in the world go and support Mancity you wont be missed.

    We had the best away record this season but the worst home record it because the away support sing the whole way through the game help lift the players even if we go down a goal they become the 12th man. At Emirates the crowd bring the team back down to 11.

    Everyone that is angry that the prices are going up by 6% have every right to be angry but when you team is 2-0 down and trying to come back do you really think your lifting the players by singing 6% your having a laugh? Did the players put the prices up? Do you think any of the players on the pitch thought yeah the crowd is right lets score for them even though singing about ticket prices. What about the players that have worked so hard this season that have tried everything.

    Forget a clear out of the sqaud what about a clear out of idiots in the crowd. I think there should be a personality test before you can apply for a season ticket to see if they can make decisions for themselves how impressionable they are. I honestly worry about the next generation of gooners all thee learning is to slate your team and only ever cheer them if there winning!

  23. bergkamp10

    May 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    JIMMY

    fair points on a few things
    but you must understand even west ham showed more fight and grit than arsenal this season

    we have a bunch of overpaid delicate uneducated SHOW PONIES

    if we had players like TEVEZ who runs for every loose ball or SCOTT PARKER who marshalls midfields or chris samba who throws his body into things then it would be different even DIDIER DROGBA gets the stamford bridge faithful going at times by jeeing up the crowd

    arsenal have zero personality and than transpires to the fans

    I CAN JUST IMAGINE GOING OUT WITH THE ARSENAL BOYS ON AN XMAS PARTY OR SOMETHING

    i can imagine no drinks no jokes just miserable french faces tucking into sushi
    EBOUE HAS THE MOST CHARACTER – mainly being an idiot

  24. Danielle

    May 17, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Arsenal are lacking quality players and that’s a fact. Instead of having a large squad full of mostly dross Almunia, Fanbianski, Mannone, Traore, Eastmond, Gibbs, Rosicky, Squillacci, Clichy, Diaby, Denilson, Bendtner, Vela, Chamakh, Song, Eboue. We should have a smaller squad but consisting of higher quality players. Right now our first eleven are great but we have to play them all of the time because the rest of the squad are so far off we can’t rotate properly. This results in fatigue and constant injuries which in turn ruins our chance of actually achieving anything.

    Arsenal FC are at a major crossroads this summer and whether we like it or not we are so enthrall to Wenger now, this club is going to live or die by the decisions he makes. It’s also time for the owner/board to step and invest big time in the squad, repay the fans for the loyalty we have shown these last six seasons. Stop charging us top dollar and shopping in the bargain basement.

    I know fans don’t like to hear it but we as fans must take our share of the blame for the situation we are in. No other fans in world football would keep bank rolling a club that does not invest in top quality players. The club can only rip us off if we allow them to. Chelsea, Man U, Man City, Liverpool and Tottenham will all invest this summer and if all Wenger does is get a few cheap West Ham players then our future will be sealed and there will be no going back because once Man City are entrenched at the top like Chelsea every year will get harder and harder.

  25. Danielle

    May 17, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Also it’s a myth we don’t spend and other clubs do, because according to the Guardian our wage bill has increased by 20% in the last 2 years and this is due to the deals we are giving young players. And to increasing the wages of our whole squad. For me this is scandalous that we are paying big wages to all the crappy squad players. All the other clubs spend their money on transfer fees and that is what we need to do. I believe it’s time to admit Wenger’s whole philosophy and vision has failed.

  26. jeremy goldsmith

    May 17, 2011 at 2:20 am

    The test of a successful manager is to be able to reinvent .Wenger has failed miserably due to his arrogance and ego. In contrast the red faced cunt is going from strength to strength.The rfc aint afraid to kick out the star players.
    Wenger should look himself.He has fallen dramatically since 2005. He started the project y and it should be abandoned now since it has consistently failed when the going gets tough.
    Make 2012 his last seaon in charge. Then somebody who comes in with the accent on winning matches,no matter how ugly it gets.I am gettig frustrated with the marathon or one million passing game which can’t cause the opposition problems.

  27. george

    May 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    count all the points robbed by the FA and we win the league so wenger has to buy egnlish players even if bad like carrick and evans and he can win all trophies but foreighn players infront of FA dictaotors! it wont ever happen.

  28. bergkamp10

    May 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    GEORGE WE HAVE NOT BEEN ROBBED POINTS BY THE FA

    its swings and roundabouts jesus your another one blinded by the shower of shit squad wenger has assembled in recent years!

    I DONT CARE HOW ROBBED YOU ARE BY OFFICIALS

    you very simply NO NOT win titles with chamakh and bentdner as your strikers

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