Mad Weekend over: Time to move on….
Sorry about the lateness of today’s post. I’ve been through a lot of stress today. I actually considered not writing a post tonight. It was like a war between me Bruce Banner and my blog Gooner Hulk. As always, when “provoked”, Bruce Banner gives way for the Hulk.
Arsenal capitulated from a comfortable winning position to end up with a draw. The main highlights that did not involve goals were Diaby’s red card and Djourou’s injury.
As expected, few of our players went to the media Vultures to talk about the game. AW the Alchemist, Andrei “Hotty” Arshavin, Wojciech “Szszsz” Szczesny and Bacary Sagna.
AW the Alchemist talked about the psychological and physical impact of the game. It’s not everyday you throw away a 4 goal lead in the Premier League. Newcastle also battered our players in that game.
Arshavin said that everybody is “sad”. He also said a lot of stuff but the bottom line is that he wanted the Arsenal to stand up and continue from where we stopped. After losing to the Red Hell Owners on the 13th of December, we went on a 7-game winning streak. Let’s not forget that it was this same set of players that achieved that feat.
Szszsz said that everyone was disappointed about the outing but the international break will serve as a good distraction.
I posted yesterday’s blog post with fire in my belly and anger as my driving force so I was very harsh on Abou Diaby.
Diaby is a professional footballer plying his trade with Arsenal FC. He’s a young player whose learning curve have been blighted by numerous injuries. In 2006, Sunderland’s Dan Smith dislocated his ankle with a horrible tackle. This kept him out for an entire pregnancy period. This season he has suffered horrific tackles from Chelsea’s Ghanian defensive midfield Carpenter and Bolton’s Paul Robinson.
It’s really disappointing to stay on the sidelines while you watch your teammates play on the pitch.
The tackle from that technically gifted brawler was very innocuous but Diaby’s reaction showed his “human nature” instead of his professionalism. With him serving a three match compounded with injuries to Denilson and Song, the squad has been stretched to the limit. Let’s just hope that our defensive midfielders are fit enough to play those Kryptonians known as the BarcAliens on the 16th of the month.
I thought that Johan “Injourou” Djourou suffered a shoulder injury because of the way he was holding his shoulder when he was about to be substituted. The latest diagnosis is that our best defender by a long mile will face a lengthy spell at the sidelines because he has suffered a knee injury.
This now means that Arsenal FC has only 2 fit center backs, Laurent Koscielny and the Squisha. Kos100%tackle has played a million and one games this season. I hope that he doesn’t self destruct and breakdown anytime soon because that is one player that has featured in all four competitions. It seems as if he’s not getting rest anytime soon.
Sebastien “Squisha” Squillaci joined us from Sevilla this season. He inherited the legendary number 18 jersey from his French counterparts. The only game that I can remember Squillaci being outstanding was the 1-1 draw with Sunderland. Song’s red card ensured that we remained on the backfoot throughout the game. The Squisha hasn’t blended well with Koscielny this season. It’s really disappointing because they are of the same nationality. Koscielny plays for Poland in my Football Manager ™ though.
The two center backs will have to get their groove on starting with the top 6 giant killers, Wolverhampton Wanderers or Wild Bingoz as Gooner Daily calls them. Wolves have defeated the Cashlings, Sunderland, Count Dalglish’s Vampires (they belonged to Count Hodgson then), Man City and the “invincible” wannabes Manchester United.
We have to exorcise any demons from the North and give them our cescy football.
In a weekend where Man Utd unbeaten run came to an abrupt end and where Chelsea’s £71.5m couldn’t buy a goal, Arsenal find themselves just four points off the pace with 13 games to go.
In other news, Arsenal Street Fighter Japanese character, Ryo “Gunner Ryu” Miyaichi made his debut for Feyernoord. I hope he scores all 10 goals when Feyenoord play the return leg against PSV. Their website was closed after that mauling.
A French newspaper is saying that Phil Dowd and our own TR7 were involved in a match fixing ring. They even say that Interpol is investigating the claims. You can find the news in the link below
FYI: it’s in FRENCH so use “google translate”.
The tweet of the night goes to @Obitwyce
“@Obitwyce: Breaking EPL News! Chelsea heading to court, they are suing Liverpool for selling Torres for £50m without his user manual!!”
I’ve always believed that all Chelsea players are mechanically engineering and programmed.
Their fitness levels are inhuman.
Lemme give you a classic example of the “Lampard” program. I prefer to call him the Lampback of NotreStamford.
It’s a nice program though. The end result is usually 20 goals or so.
I strongly believe that they should implant a new shooting chip in Mikel’s brain.
Even defensive midfielder’s score a lot these days.
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