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Our back-four fucking up twice in one game shouldn’t be a shock. Arsenal have known that there’s an issue there for years now and the measures taken to correct it have been inadequate. I don’t care if you have the mental strength of Magnito from X-Men, it’s not going to make up for shoddy defending.

Full Highlights of this Bullshit (Please don’t watch)

Controversial offside call: Watch

RVP Chance: Watch

Arshavin Chance: Watch

Nasri great dribble: Watch

Zigic 1-0 ’28: Watch

Zigic chance: Watch

RVP 1-1 ’39: Watch

Great move by RVP/Sagna/Rosicky, just wide: Watch

Brum hit post after back-four confusion: Watch

Bendtner chance: Watch

Nasri shot, Foster save: Watch

Major fuck up, Martins ’89 2-1:Watch

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  • dubbledubs71

    mon ta fuck arsenal we can come bk n beat these tramps

  • Aaron

    Nervy Arsenal 🙁 without our captain…they looks out of their best!

  • budski

    wtf 0-1?!! please post the vid quick arsenalist there’s no carling cup broadcast in my country. Zigic, I presume it’s another set piece. sigh

  • nickesh

    🙁 very nervy performance without Fab… Come on Gunners!!!

  • dubbledubs71

    OMFG terrible start we are so lucky not to be 2 down, arshavin song and rosicky arent playin very well

  • dubbledubs71

    robin van persie yessssss hope he not hurt himself tho

  • budski

    1-1! relieved

  • dubbledubs71

    rvp not injured, even more relieved : )

  • nickesh

    Great equalizer… RVP not injured…now lets win it

  • Aaron

    Please do something Mr Wenger! Replace Rocsiky with Bentner please!

  • nickesh

    but he replaced Persie with Bendtner…Hope RVP is not injured

  • nickesh

    common Arsenal.. no ET pls…

  • dubbledubs71

    idiot koscielny

  • budski

    lol what we lose again? so close to a trophy and they couldn’t deliver. so disappointed

  • Aaron

    Game over! 🙁

  • Gooner

    so not even the Carling Cup? Wat rubbish! of all the ways to give the lead to Birmingham!

  • dannyboy

    how disgraceful, WTH was koscielny doing. and too birmingham of all teams disgusting absolutely disgusting

  • Tieneich

    So much for a formiable defense we trusted.

  • Bart

    fuucking koscielny

  • Gunner 4-Life

    NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • budski

    glad i didn’t watch the game live. wouldve been more disappointed that way. what a load of crap, Arsenal have such a good team but they always fail to reach the finish line I wonder why.

  • nickesh

    🙁 my god.. speechless.. rocked..i can feel my tears..

  • Gunner 4-Life

    WHY CAN´T WE WIN A TROPHY???????????

  • mun

    biggest down fall tonight i cant hack it as a arsenal fan we had all the chances tonight just tooo hard to accept this

  • mun

    sad

  • Tieneich

    It was heaven when Shava made that cross for van Persie to volley.

    It was hell to see the 89th minute. We were in control of the second half, and this is the result…..

    Kos had all the rests, too. Maybe too much rest.

  • budski

    we lack the winning mentality. the players can’t deliver when the moment comes. maybe it’s been too long since they won something they forget how to actually win.

  • Gooner in Canada

    I stand by what I’ve been saying all along: Our 2 new defenders this season (koscielny and Squillaci) have the same football skills as a one-legged dinosaur….they will be our doom…it was not the Chezny’s fault at all.

  • Bob

    despite the muckup at the end koscielny was 10 times better than rosicky was. that motherfucker along with bendtner is a recipe for disaster

  • arsenalfan

    fuck fuck fuck………..i don’t care anymore

  • arsenal954

    i am completely gutted

  • Bob

    and why the FUCK does rosicky play in cesc’s position? HE’S BALLS. nasri getting stuck out on the wing not able to dictate play, good job wenger

  • Arsenalme

    sad to say but this is goin to be the start of a down spiral our season just ended here….

  • chipok

    @Bob can’t agree more!

  • anonymous_gooner

    @Bob

    Chamakh was not great either. Subs were mostly unfit.

    And this play again, with those dull passes to one meter distance.

    That’s how loosers look like.

  • Shaymous

    Why does rosicky play at all!? I cant see any benefit of having him on the pitch apart from making up numbers

    We need more captains within the team, someone to take leadership at the back mainly

  • tiredgunner

    there is a sickening feeling in me right know. just speechless. Why does arsenal fc always have to make defeats so painful for the fans

  • Bob

    oh yeah almost forgot that – hilarious that rosicky got the armband. he couldn’t even influence a wet towel

  • tiredgunner

    i am really contemplating moving on from this club, this pain is not good for the health, the body and the mind

  • tiredgunner

    yet i know i will stay on

  • Bob

    no pain no gain, or some shit like that 😉

  • nook

    just, please..please somebody fucks my life. please..i beg u.. i don’t care. anybody, please i beg u all, please fuck my life……

  • tiredgunner

    know wenger must take part of the blame the formation was wrong Bendtner should have started and nasri should have been playing cesc position. Bentner has the top goals for us in the league cup and he starts on the bench. Rosicky just so fu** useless

  • chamakh

    today, you need leadership and who is your captain?

    ROSICKY

  • chamakh

    you are chasing a cup final.

    you need urgency.

    who do you bring on?

    MAROUANE CAHAMCK AND NICKLAS BENDTNER

    you need a strong commanding centre-half

    your club has more profits than anyone in the league

    YOU SIGN KOSCIELNY AND NO ONE IN JANUARY

  • chamakh

    A winning mentality cannot be acquired

    You either have it, or you don’t.

    Birmingham, with a wage bill of £40 million, and Arsenal with a wage bill of £120 million, and Arsenal cannot even take care of Brum in a final.

    GET OUT WENGER YOU CUNT

  • tiredgunner

    sad to say but from this performance this team will get destroyed in the nou camp. We have to take the premier league seriously know

  • Aaron

    I want Nasri to play Rocsiky’s role when RVP has been replaced! He is not good as he used to be anymore! Wrong tactics!

  • JJ

    worst decision ever was bringing chamakh on

  • Bart

    Why the fuck is rosicky still in this team?

  • Bob

    lol imagine no fabregas in the team, then all matches will look like this

  • chipok

    glad to see some sensible judgement from arsenal fans here. koscielny and sczesney were not the reason for the defeat. guys like bendtner and rosicky were. we just can’t allow ourselves to keep them in the team any longer. them along with denilson and squilacci should be offloaded as soon as possible.

  • Bob

    anyone have stats on rosicky’s completed pass percentage? i’d be shocked if it’s double figures

  • MORGAN

    ONLY ARSENAL!!! WE ARE THE BEST TEAM IN TERMS OF SO MANY ASPECTS. THE TROPHIES WILL COME. WENGER IS THE MOST INTELEGENT MANAGER AND A VERY SMART MAN. HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO. FULL CREDIT TO HIM! WE WERE NERVOUS AND UNLUCKY. IT HAPPENS. WE WILL WIN THIS YEAR THE LEAGUE. WE WILL ELIMINATE BARCELONA. REMEMBER THIS! ARSENAL ALL THE WAY! GO GUNNERS

  • badama

    why did wenger take out Arshevin is my question ??

  • Aaron FedUpArsenal Fam

    I blame Wenger. This defence has rode its luck for too long now. When Ferguson needed a defender; first he bought ferdinand, then he bought vidic. Wenger is not serious about winning things. He is too concerned about his legacy of success with economy which is just not realistic. Henry is unreplaceable and he was the catalyst for our success in the past. We need to invest in our defensive positions including goal keeper.

    I havent felt so disappointed for years. 🙁

  • I am not arsenalist from this moment

    that was suck
    wenger kiss my ass

  • Tieneich

    two weeks before people are here to praise our center backs. Now it’s Wenger’s fault for even signing Kos?

    Move on you cunt. Yeah we lost. Wipe you sorry face and get ready for Camp Nou.

    Every one takes parts of this loss. We had chances to win, a several. Also I heard no one saying about how slow Song was, is he getting too tired? Don’t bring him on for Camp Nou or we will really get destroyed.

  • MORGAN

    ALL OF THE ARSENAL PLAYERS ARE GOOD. IF WENGER HAS THEM THAT MEANS THAT THEY HAVE THE QUALITIES. HE KNOWS BETTER THAN ALL OF US. SUPPORT THE TEAM!!! ARSENAL

  • MastaB

    Wenger should have made wilshere captain. I know he is only 19 but looking at his reaction at the end of the game shows that he puts his heart and soul into it. Shitty day but still alot to play for this season. Not sure what are chances are to win anything now but I want to see a response at least. Easy thing to do would fold up shop and say we were unlucky again.

  • BELIEVE IN FUCKING ARSENAL!!

    honestly it was somewhat a scary game to watch, if you have seen the game but overall it was exciting!.. Knowing how great and passionate you fans are.. your probably gonna bash on the back four or come up with excuses which is fine because you guys have been doing that for the past how many years ? haha…

    Arsenal played pretty good the back four was shaky and made a few BIG mistakes between the first and second half but we survived through them. You can’t blame the back four this game like the typical english press is gonna blame their winning mentality because honestly there was one mistake that obviously shouldn’t have happened but it did so relax!!!!

    Arsenal PLAYED without fabregas and walcott but did you really think we were gonna play fast pace attacking football like we normally would without fabregas?! It was gonna be a normal paced game and THE MAIN FUCKING POINT IS ARSENAL ARE STILL IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE EPL AND THE FUCKING FA!!! ALL that crap the media says about lifting our spirits with the CARLING isn’t important because you know and evey1 else knew carling cup aint that great but its still a trophy BUT if won only the carling this season you think arsenal team wouldev been satisfied or wenger wouldev been satisfied… the carling cup was to just shut the media up and a small mini trphy about us.
    WE STILL CAN WIN THE EPL AND CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND FA IF WE BELIEVE!! Why am I that confident about arsenal right now because I BELIEVE THIS SEASON IS A SEASON Where The players learn from every small mistake and to learn from a loss in the final sucks but THIS WILL HELP THEM WITH THE OTHER CUPS! ALL that shit from the media later today and tomorrow ” arsenal don’t have the winning mentality or arsenal lost their grip and can’t go back to dreaming or mr. wenger can’t seem realize his stupidity blah blah blah on defenders are you kidding me our defenders holded up against barca DUMBASSES and this facts btw ARSENALS DEFENDERS ARE FAR BETTER THAN MOST OF THE EPLS DEFENDERS so stop bitching PLEASE!! BELIEVE IN THE FUCKING TEAM LIKE I DO BECAUSE I’m JUST AN ORDINARY FAN!! INDIVIDUAL PLAYER CRITICISM GETS YOU NO WHERE AT THIS TIME OF THE SEASON, YOU KNOW WHY BECAUSE WE AREN”T GONNA GET NEW PLAYERS any time soon!! IF you seen the game you should know who to blame but bashing on them again and again is stupid and why don’t you follow barca or man u since shiit..

  • Bob

    @morgan even denilson? LOL

  • Tieneich

    Thank you 61

  • tiredgunner

    player who disappointed me toady
    Song
    Rosicky
    Kos
    Scznesy
    It has to be said that sagna was really good today

  • Tieneich

    All of the sudden our back four had been riding on luck. Have you even been watching our games?

  • MORGAN

    HEY DUDE IT’S NOT ABOUT A SINGLE PLAYER, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE DISAPPOINTMENTS THAT WE GET. WENGER HAS A UNIQUE WAY OF LEADING EVERYTHING AROUND THIS TEAM. YOU CAN LAUGH YOU CAN BE DISAPPOINTED BUT THIS DEFEAT WILL NOT MAKE ME LET MY TEAM DOWN. ACCEPT IT. WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. COME ON GUYS. THIS IS ARSENL THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

  • Sufian

    @Tieneich, yes you are totally right. And about Song, I agree again that he’s not himself sadly. He needs some rest to recharge his batteries. He was lucky not to be sent off against Barca and I hope Wenger will not make a mistake by starting with him on pitch. He needs to find his form back!

  • tiredgunner

    61 comments are good
    but think about this we are a big 4 team, any other member of that club Cheslea, Man united even liverpool and Man city and i am certain it would not be this difficult to beat birmingham city the trophy wil be theres. With arsenal there is always a worry. You were worried, i was worried every gunner fan was worried. Now why is that?

  • MORGAN

    YES SONG WAS TIRED. ARSHAVIN WAS TAKEN OFF. VAN PERSIE AS WELL. WE’VE GOT SO MANY GAMES AHEAD. AND YES EVEN DENILSON AND EBOUE ARE PLAYERS THAT ARE CAPABLE.ROSICKY JUST CAN’T GET IT RIGHT. BUT HE WILL. HE CANT LOOSE HIS TALENT SIMPLY LIKE THAT

  • SAZZLE

    Can i just say worst performance in terms of back four ive seen in years. Every time the ball went even a whisker near our back four(even if they had no challenges) i felt as if they were gonna give it away they were too open and not communicating and closing down birminhams players like zidic and bower. as for putting googly legs bedtner and ‘i havent scored a goal since my liverpool days’ rosicky just goes to show that arsenal are not arsenal without fab’s commandship on the field and if he’s still out for barcelona we have no chance in hell. Very dissappointed we can do soooo soooo much better we proved that against barca.

  • MastaB

    Seriously if you have been watching our games this season this has been our level of defending most times. The goal was just a major cock up. It happens. The defense hasnt been riding their luck. Rather the way we play normally gives them a buffer. Our main defensive tactic is holding the ball in midfield and forcing the other team put men behind the ball. That was missing today because of fabregas being out and rosicky doing nothing.

  • leli

    i take back what i said after the barca game…. koscniely is a waste of money!!!! to even think that he is good!!!! i still believe that we can win something, but not with koscniely in the defence, and without fabregas…

  • konvict

    @ Tieneich

    well said… people on here arent real arsenal supporters it seems. praise someone after a good game..condemn them after a mistake. yes its a costly mistake and im as pissed off as anyone. but to blame wenger for something? i dunno… was a good game we deserved to win but for a soft centre. we have a good enough team to win the champions league..fa cup and league still. depends when vermaelen is back though. he makes all the difference.

    lets support arsenal to make sure confidence stays up and we dont crumble out of all competitions in the next month!!

    COME ON GUNNERS WE’VE STILL GOT A LOT TO PLAY FOR!!!!

  • Tieneich

    Tiredgunner, I didn’t get worried when I saw the lineup. Not for a bit. I got worried when I saw the offside call. They were hitting our dead spot until the first goal. Then we regrouped and scored. I was relieved. I was shocked rather than nervous in the second half. BC were turtling, and that goal came out of nowhere.

    If anyone felt the nerve before the game, I would believe it is because we are fighting for the first title since 05.

  • Aaron FedUpArsenal Fam

    @Tieneich Yes the defence has been riding there luck. Form is temporary. CLASS is permanent. Vidic is class. Ferdinand is class. As a true arsenal fan i cant say that about kos or squillaci. Djorou has impressed me, but i wouldnt go that far with him either. We are a CL team and we need CL players in ALL positions.

  • http://gnostradamus.com/ Gnostradamus

    Every time the ball came in high it looked like we’d concede, and we did, twice. Could’ve been more without lucky refereeing in the beginning. Birmies even passed and dribbled around us all the time. It wasn’t even like we controlled the game.

    The back line has to take responsibility for that and I’m not going to give them a pass no matter how back the likes of Rosicky play. But it’s a problem many of us banged on about in Jan. when Wenger refused to buy.

    Midfield was a failure. We didn’t control the game and I can’t fault Wilshere. Song was not too bad but he’s totally lost the influence. Not a surprise when he’s played almost every game. Many of us also told Wenger to back up the defensive mids by replacing Denilson and Diaby. Even Wenger didn’t have faith in them for this game so let us get some real players.

    Forwards were a shame. RVP was injured I think but we needed players to step up. I think Bendtner was fine but Chamakh hasn’t produced and bringing him on when we looked shaky at the back was a disaster. Arshavin ran his socks off and I couldn’t believe it when he came off.

    Wenger was too cheap, and he seems to always mess up the tactics in the finals. Those things we knew, but some of us ignored. Now we see the consequences.

    We need a replacement for David Dein. We need someone to force Wenger’s hand when he’s too obstinate. No one is perfect or should operate without total freedom.

  • Bob

    why do people think bendtner is fine? his ball control is worse than walcotts and his work rate is worse than berbatovs

  • Bob

    rumours have it rvp will miss barca game. knee ligaments

  • tiredgunner

    ok Tieniech u didnt get worried like i was
    wrong for me to generlaize the thoughts of so many our fans. Well we must fight on thats all i have to say now,A trophy before the season is all said and done is NOW A MUST.

  • Tieneich

    “Form is temporary. CLASS is permanent.” Isn’t that what haters praised Arshavin with after grunted about him for ages. Double standard, memory loss, whatever you want to call it.

    I am standing behind my team. Losing the carling cup or not. Yes, I am pissed, but I will not dig up things from January. It’s been too far away from now.

    Wenger’s staying or not is up to the owners, not traitors.

  • DF

    The team is nervous, and without Cesc, lacks enough creativity. I remembered that in the second half, two incidents stand out–btw 70-80 mins, Bendtner gets the ball on the left but there is no one in the box–when RvP is substituted, no one runs into the box, no Walcott, no Nasri, no Rosicky, no song, so Bendtner has to shoot and blocked by Foster. A few minutes later, Nasri gets the ball just outside the box but everybody is just behind him watching him. He has no one to pass it. No one moves into space, and he has to try a shot which of course does not find the net.

    I won’t just blame Koscielny for the second goal. It is the lack of communication between him and the goalkeeper. If anyone is to blame, Szc bears most of the responsibility. He just fails at the big occasion. for the first goal, he should come out to punch when the high ball is played back. He is 6ft5, my Jove! Zigic’s header goes btw his hands. there are many occasions when you can see he lost his composure, and behaves like a headless chicken–even after the 2-1 goal, he panics every time the ball is played into the box.
    He should not come out and let Koscielny kick the ball away. It is he who spilled the ball for Martins to put into the empty net.
    Yet I don’t want to blame SZC–he is just 20, and plays at Wembley for the first time…

    There will be noises calling for Wenger’s head.
    I cannot say he bears no responsibility–when a team fails to win a trophy for a long time, the players simply lack the mentality, and the toughness to grind out a win; especially the defence.

  • MORGAN

    NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS I WILL ALWAYS RESPECT WENGERS PHILOSOPHY! I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT THE TEAM. EVEN ALMUNIA EVEN BENDTNER. BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SUPPORT THE TEAM. I GAVE UP ON BEING FRUSTRATED AND MAD CAUSE I AM NOT HELPING MYSELF. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT ROSICKY DID IN THE 46TH MINUTE OR WHY KOSS WAS PICKING HIS NOSE. IT’S ABOUT THE IDEA OF HAVING TEAM FULL WITH TALENT AND OPEN TO YOUNG PLAYERS AND SHOWING TO THE WORLD HOW IT CAN BE DONE INSTEAD. THE OPPOSITE OF ABRAMOVICH STYLE. WE HAVE HISTORY WE HAVE DEEP ROOTS. LETS CONTINUE AND HAVE BELIEVE. GO GUNNERS!

  • Einareen

    The result was terrible. It really was. But coming here, to see how the spirit was in the arsenal fan camps, was even more dreadful. Most of you guys have no confidence whatsoever in arsenal. How CAN you criticize Wenger? We played football against a team that had more ambitions, more will to fight and just had it going. They knew how to beat us, with high balls and set pieces. There is no way we can fight against luck. So be happy about the league, be happy about defeating Barca and forget this stupid Carling cup. Like if Wenger would ever look back and say “Wow, what a defeat that was”

    Keep the faith!

  • Gooner Melayu

    Honestly the fact remain the main problem of our team…the cb’s and goal keeper.How I’ve missed Save Hands Seaman,Keown and Adams….i’ve seen manu played ,the cb’c are such a beast that even they played like total crap,the opponent couldnt took advantage because the back four was simply too thick to penetrate.Look what happened to chelsea when terry was in a bad form..they are virtually out of the race now.

    Same goes with barca,even today they arrogantly said our win was a fluke.Cant imagine what would happen when puyol comes back.Barca is the perfect example with puyol and pique at the back,man that puyol is the bad ass of all cb’s…..

    So my friends…playing with a weak defence is like humping a miss universe with a bad back…the pulling after the thrust is too damn painful…..

  • Ado

    C`mon Gooners,we´re all disappointed,but fuck it.We still fight for three trophies!Next step:FA Cup quarter final!
    ARSENAL,
    ARSENAL FC,
    WE´RE BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM,
    THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!!!

  • SAZZLE

    I know this was a bad lose but ive been an arsenal fan before they started raking in all the trothies in the late 90’s get over it guys yes we should of played better but with all the trothies we have won under wenger he has no fault to this game it was the players who didnt have the commitment he wants have faith i think we will give barca a run for there money as we have the upper hand believe in arsenal for we are all GUNNERS

  • http://audiobred.com Audioed

    What was that? really what was it? It is now obvious that these players lack the winning mentality. They do no have the minds of champions. I’m not sure to blame the individual players or the man-management skills of Wenger. This was our easiest chance to win silverware and we once again mess it up. Once again we lose not to the greatness of the other team but to our own mistakes and I feel so cheated by Arsenal right now. There are certain players who just dont deserve to wear the shirt anymore. Rosicky, Bendtner and Denilson really have no worth in the team. These dead weights need to leave.

    If I was Wenger in that dressing room, I’d tell Koscielny to get out. Leave and never come back. If thats the way you want to defend for your team then you don’t deserve the privilege. Don’t look at me! you make me sick! you’re a disgrace!

    If Fabregas still wants to leave, I understand, I dont blame him cos I after that performance I’d wanna leave too. These guys don’t want to win.

    Apart from Szezsny, RVP, Wilshere, Sagna, and Nasri who all put out strong performances, the rest are just shit and I dont ever want to see them again.

    GAIN SOME CONFIDENCE.

    Lets pray that this doesnt spiral like last year and we end up with another year of nothing.

    Now im off to hide in my room feeling very depressed. Bad day for Arsenal football club.

  • Nasri

    Yes it was a bad performance // and yes rosicky is an idiot but we are arsenal and i believe we re the best team in europe and you all have to support our gunners we win them and cry with we ll win the other 3 competitions
    Cause we have a great team spirit and a great manager

    Keep the faith
    In arsene we trust

  • MORGAN

    TO 87:WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY NOTHING? THAT WE DONT HAVE A TROPHY TO SHOW OFF. WE ARE SUCCSESSFUL. FOR THE MANY REASONS THAT I POSTED ABOVE. OUR OWN WAY OF PLAYING THIS GAME AND OUR OWN STYLE AND CONSISTENCY WILL BRING US THE STUPID SILVER CUPS. I WANT TO WIN THEM BY PLAYING THE ARSENL AND PROBABLY WE SHOULD SAY THE WENGER WAY. CAUSE HE IS THE MAIN REASON WHY WE HAVE PLAYERS (19,23,22)THAT OUTPLAY THE BARCELONA MIDFIELD. AND WHY WEARE THE WAY WE ARE RIGHT NOW. MARTINS IS A LUCKY GUY BUT THAT WILL NOT CHANGE THAT HE WILL NEVER BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL AND THAT SPECIAL BEING OUR ARSENAL.

  • Paul Gooner

    A sad day, to see Birmingham show more desire to win a cup! Yes some players didn’t play well and some injuries kept some players out, but, the desire to win was not there, JW excempt. Perfect football looks good, but the end result must always be to win. Barca will not be worried nor will Leyton Orient!! Time for Arsene to get tough. Please!!

  • matt

    this team is shocking for the level of talent and riches at its disposal. thing is that utd. just plain wins these games with little doubt and arsenal can’t do it. said for a long time that it’s not disappointing to see a loss, but that it’s the same old thing time and time again with so many resources at the club’s disposal and the same old problems rearing their heads.

    crap team, crap players, crap manager, and will be worse after the only decent players depart for clubs that know how to win.

  • SONOFKICK U IN THE BALL FERGUSON of BXXXXCH

    just for you to know guys… gamee r won by scoring more than ur oponent…
    sorry for sczieny but he should have let kolsciney to shoot the away.. not tell him to left it and then spill it… its bad comunication… but doesnt matter, if we had won just the carkig cup all of you would have sy at the end of season that it was just the tiny carling cup… so i dont care ,we will finish 2 , go out of FAcup and maybe pass barça but get fuck after and so what? as long arsenal fight and show improvement i `ll be happy.. next year maybe..
    PS: look at where liverpool use to stand and today they lost 3 1 to west ham… i am glad i’m no liverpool fan..

    IN ARSENE AND ARSENAL WE TRUST

  • Vic from Russia

    Almost nothing happend. I am not even a little gloomy or sad. Fortuna smiled to fools from Birm. Let them jump up with this “bronse” trophy. If Arsenal win this Carling Cup, it was funny thing.
    God Bless, it did not happend.
    Gooners must win FA Cup at least.

    Нас ебут, а мы крепчаем. Арсенал – вперед!
    (We have been fucked, but we are getting stronger. Arsenal – forward)

  • Grassroot Mississauga

    I still find it hard to believe,I came out of the exam hall,going to the library to view the highlight and decided to check bbc on my phone…..HERE COMES THE BAD NEWS…..I’m still a gooner but we have a long way to go…..I can’t even eat right now

  • Gunnosmi

    We played super game… its sheer bad luck…. i think we will end the drought with PL….In Arsene I Trust…disappointing but still a lot of hope left 🙂

  • Paul Gooner

    An open question.
    Can Arsene survive another season with no trophy, or is good finance enough?

  • Bu 3agoof [Murad Alma9ri]

    HAK HAK HAK!! Haneeshkom Naish ya 5wat elga7ba!!!

  • arsenal954

    hey guys we might be in luck Fabregas said that he is not gonna leave arsenal without wining something and by the looks of it we will have Fabregas Forever!!!!!!!!!!

  • dubbledubs71

    i have not seen song play worse in an arsenal shirt, he was nervy with every pass, i put it down to tiredness & every player has an off day, but that little munchkin rosicky is absolute tripe & along with denilson eboue almunia squillaci are not fit to wear the shirt. the captaincy issue is a complete joke, pass the armband, im expecting the waterboy to be captain for the next game. we lack a leader on the pitch cesc aint it why not give wilshire the responsibility hes better than lampard or gerrard were at that age and they lead their team. lets hope they pick themselves up for the rest of the season but wenger MUST address the CB issue it can go on. attack like barca defend like blackpool

  • gunners4life

    massive disappointment. we have to carry on for 3competitions till the end. we’ve been waiting trophies for 6years, to all gunners, keep the faith to the team and Mr AW, they would bring trophies for us..come on, ARSENAL!!!

  • arsenal954

    hey guys some how i think everything is going to work out lets just move on

  • thierryhenry

    WITH THIS DEFEAT THEY DESTROY THE DREAM THE HOPE AND THE BELIEF OF A WHOLE GENERIATION. I DON T CARE ABOUT THE CARLING CUP THEY DESTROY MY DREAM

  • omar

    Disappointed.. playing the best football.. making the most chances. We needed and deserved to win but that dosent matter, we lost

  • Grassroot Mississauga

    Can’t imagine we lost to a team we whoOped 5-1 on aggregate in the EPL…….

  • A4E

    Koscielny is from Polish ascendents, I mean, he should be able to speak at least a little bit of Polish with Szczesny, seriously.

    Everyone makes mistakes but this was pure amateurism!

    We still have 3 competitions left. The EPL and the UCL are going to be the toughest but we have the upper hand on Barca and we can win against M. Utd cunts.

    Never give up.

  • Grassroot Mississauga

    Wenger needs to make sure Konscienly and szecsny only speak polish on the pitch maybe that’ll make them go along better………..Today,the keeper spoke queens English and Koscienly spoke in French and the made a mess of the ball………pathetic

  • BELIEVE IN FUCKING ARSENAL!!

    Itz sometimes awsome to have the fans who bash but at the same time they know they fucking love this club so much that they over do it, But when we win the league its gonna be every1 crying!! cuz of the passion in this game!!!

    BTW MANU NEVER HAVE BEATEN BC THIS SEASON, INFACT THEY DREW WITH BC SOO STFU!!

  • chamakh

    I bet ManU are laughing and preparing the Champions shirts already. There is no way we can win the league, even if they lose to Chavs and Liverpool. We will still drop more points than them and Wenger will blame injuries and the cup final defeat.
    We lack a real leader, a natural born winner. Even Chamakh said after the game today the dressing room was silent, Wenger said nothing. That’s not the first time either is it? Well he needs to change his approach because it isn’t working.
    The manager and the captain should be giving bollocking’s when people make fuck ups, there’s not enough passion and leadership in this club. Wenger throws a water bottle at the floor, that’s the most he’s done after the team have fucked up. He’s a joke.
    Look at the captains arm band, gets passed about like it means nothing at all. Rosicky gets it, that’s how much of a joke we are when guys like that are the captain.

  • Saad

    No surprise there, really.

    We played poor, and Birmingham deserved to win it, so good on them.

    But these kinds of games really highlight our problem. Our obvious defensive problems seem like they’ll never get fixed (Wengers knack seems to remain on the offensive front for players).

    Obviously now we need to focus on the Champions League and the Premiership. We’re still very much in it for both competitions!

  • Reza

    It sucks, I stayed up till 2am to watch this and I regret it. I couldn’t sleep for the rest of the night. It sucks very very much. What is worse is the fans that Arsenal has. Poor Koscielny was hero just a week ago and now is the centre of any blame!
    We are second in the ladder, we are 8 points ahead of Chelsea “with the best defenders you want Wenger to buy”. 9 points ahead of City which spent a fortune to bring in “best defenders in the world”. We beat the best team in the world just a week ago, and now with a fucking mistake ,which every player can make, everything has changed for these arogant fans.
    I’m pretty sure if Birmingham had our fan would never win Carling Cup. Just remember the names who are whinging here and see what they have to say if we beat Barca again. I doubt it if they have the courage to leave a comment here.
    I love Arsenal and I love Arsene. I enjoy watching them playing the best football in the world week in week out. I don’t care if they don’t win anything I will love Arsenal for the rest of my life. And I wish Arsenal had fans like Leyton Orient’s fans. Their biggest achievement is a draw agianst Arsenal but their fans still love them

    Arsene 4 ever

  • mofaz

    Rosicky ? why he played 90 mins and Arshavin not? He costed us 4 points .. missed penalty vs Sunderland..gifted penalty vs New Castle..but rather lost in 90mins than 120mins..

  • mofaz

    Rosicky ..please get injured .. Szecsny, do what you did to Fabiasky and take Rosicky out!!

  • Gooner Melayu

    i feel bad for rosicky,he was the little mozart back then with goals flyin in before he got injured.Its a form he’ll never get,he should learn from arshavin though,never give up to give good performance.

    btw why cant wenger spend those zillions to buy world class well known cbs and keeper?

  • http://gnostradamus.com/ Gnostradamus

    Guys and gals, please stop slating Kos and Szczesny. They were heroes for awhile and I heard almost no criticism during that time.

    The problem is our manager refuse to buy world-class leaders who have experience on big occasions. I don’t want Wenger out but we need someone to tell him to spend where we need. Rosicky, Denilson, Diaby, etc. could get us a couple of decent players in return. It’s time to be ruthless. Transfer season after transfer season we watch other clubs spend money they don’t have. It’s time we spend money we do have.

  • Reza

    @113.Gooner Melayu

    Chelsea and City spent mega-zillions on cbs and keepers, where the fuck are they in the ladder? Or that fucking Real in spain? Spending doesn’t solve the problems. Every player, even the best in the world, make stupid mistakes. For us, unfortunately, this happened at the very worst time in a game we dominated in the second half. Can’t you remeber Zidane took a definite worldcup away from France with his silly mistake?

  • mofaz

    Losing the Carling Cup may not be a bad thing. Winning the league is the no 1 priority, every thing else is just a bonus..

  • Aar

    @Reza
    just wanna say thank you for your posts! completely agree you.

  • mun

    if van persie goes to side line i dont think we can win anymore with fabregas consistent hamstring

  • MORGAN

    ONCE AGAIN I AM GOING TO SAY, KEEP THE BELIEVE AND THE SUPPORT. I LOVE ARSENAL, THIS IS MY TEAM, I RESPECT WENGER FOR EVERYTHING THAT HE IS DOING. IF THE PLAYERS SOMETIMES DONT SHOW IT ON THE FIELD THAT DOESNT MEAN THAT THEY ARE NOT GOOD. WE WILL WIN AND BE HEROES WITH OUR OWN WAY OF PLAYING THIS GAME. ARSENAL FOR LIFE!!!!! NO ARSENAL FAN SHOULD CRITICISE MR. WENGER. HE KNOWS BETTER THAN ALL OF US. WE NEED EVERY SINGLE PLAYER INCLUDING DENILSON,EBOUE,ROSICKY, ALMUNIA. ON AND OFF THE PITCH, THEY ARE ALL IMPORTANT ,THEY ALL PLAY AND GIVE EVERYTHING THAT THEY CAN TO THE IDEA CALLED ARSENAL. WE WILL BE CHAMPIONS ON PAPER SOON, BUT WE ARE ALREADY WINNERS IN OUR OWN HEARTS AND IN THE PLAYERS HEARTS AS WELL. SIMPLY BECAUSE THE PHILOSOPHY OF ARSENAL IS ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE IN FOOTBALL. DONT LET THE TEAM DOWN PEOPLE,THEY NEED US. GO GUNNERS!

  • MORGAN

    ONE MORE THING, THAT RUN OF SZCZESNY TO PREVENT THE RUN OF MARTINS AFTER THE SECOND GOAL IN THE DYING SECONDS OF THE GAME SHOWS EVERYTHING THAT THE PLAYERS FEEL. THAT WAS VERY INSPIRING. THAT SHOWS THEIR BELIEVE ,THAT JUST SHOWS EVERYTHING AND WHY DO WE LOVE THIS CLUB. NEVER LET THE FAITH DOWN AND ARSENAL NEVER SHOULD CHANGE. I LOVE ARSENAL!

  • Ben

    on the bright side, it was just a league cup. I bet of we had our top players fit, we definately beat them. Hope that this will be a lesson not to make silly costly mistakes and play better in the other 3 more competition.

  • james chang

    Disappointed yes but hopefully the lessons learnt from the mistakes in this game will help Arsenal win one of the bigger trophies that really matters this season – the Premier League or maybe even the Champions League if we do get past Barca in the upcoming return leg.
    Come on Gunners, this is the time to get your backs off the ground and stand up to be counted!

  • Reza

    @Morgan

    If Arsenal’s fans were all “Morgan”s we would sweep all teams aside.

    Good on you mate, Good on you.

    Arsene and Arsenal for ever

  • Reza

    @108.chamakh

    Dude!

    Managing one of the biggest football clubs in the world is different from running a school in 18th centry! Wenger has been in this club for 14 years, he’s created a trademark, everybody who watches Arsenal cannont deny that,even hypocrite people like Alan Hansen. So many times, I’ve heard commentators say it’s a privilage to watch Arsenal matches. Our stupid fans cannont understand this. It’s totaly unfair to say he doesn’t care. He could have left for Real two years ago to get rid of fans like you. He stayed because he loves this club (unlike you).
    You can go and cheer for the clubs that change their fucking manager every other year.

  • MORGAN

    THANKS!WE HAVE TO SUPPORT BECAUSE WE ALL FUCKING LOVE ARSENAL. THIS IS OUR TEAM AND WE HAVE THE BEST MANAGER. ALL OF YOU PEOPLE THAT GO AGAINST YOUR CLUB SHOULD BE ASHAMED. NOT BY THE DEFEAT BUT BY THE FACT THAT YOU ARE TURNING YOUR BACKS ON THE TEAM. NEVER! ARSENAL FOR LIFE

  • a.k.a gunner

    Guys, no need to be so disappointed… who wanted the carling cup anyway.

    We are still in 3 competitions and those are the ones we should be looking forward to win.

    Anyway, there was no fault on Szszny, Koscielny just screwed up. I just hope for once Wenger admit that our defence sucks bug time.

    That should be it.

  • dubbledubs71

    yes we are disappointed but fuck it, i wanted arsenal to win the cup if only to give the players a boost in confidence as they are still in 3 major comps. there were a few players who had not been playing regular games & their lack of sharpness showed. and yeah maybe wenger shud whup some hide after we lose hes way too nice for his own good, huffing in silence is BS. as an arsenal fan for well over 20 yrs ive seen some average arsenal sides but the wenger era will never be surpassed & long may it continue, football played as it shud be played. oh i read in the bullshit laden tabloids that wenger is interested in pepe reina, that wud be a nice scoop with the pole as no2,as for the other 2 cunts toodle pip, see ya tossers.leave u with this, wat makes utd fans such wanks is that man u are the easy soft option, gloryhuntin cunts expect them to win all every year. keep the faith gooners we will rise

  • dubbledubs71

    ps mr wenger, try hangin a life sized nude picture of joan rivers in the dressing room every time we lose, if that doesnt motivate them to win then i give up

  • rizalregas

    Disappointed with the result but still love Arsenal for life!!! We can be disappointed with the result but negative critics from ungrateful fan is never been appreciated, it sucks man!!! We can critics positively like what Mr. Wenger will do, that is why he is the manager of Arsenal and you guys that condemned so much are not!
    In Arsene we trust!
    Reza & Morgan : you guys rocks!!!
    Come on Gunnnerss….!!!

  • ex-arse-analist

    It is time for a new era. Wenger must leave and some frensh rubbish.Van Persie, Nasri, Sagna, Szsczesny, Song, Djourou, Chamakh, Diaby can stay. Sign new english hearts around Wilshre. Fabregas may go if he wants. He must show strong commitment if he decides to stay, because we need consistency. Arshavin whinged during his best high and now we rewards him at this ridiculous performance. MANU proved professional in the game vs. Wigan. Almost translated every chance into success. 8 corners wigan to 3 MANU and MANU still kept clean sheet. Wigan vs Arsenal 29.12: 3 corners for Wigan 1 goal. Last season even worse regarding corners. With this team we will never be champion and forget about CL. I used to record the games of this garbage, travel to London, buy Arsenal shit for my kids. This ´ll stop till things changes. I am truly disappointed.

  • Aweto

    i understand tat everyone is disappointed but we still to 3 competitions to fight for so we still got someting to look forward to. Come On Gunners!

  • MORGAN

    NEW DAY:) LOOKING FORWARD . GO GUNNERS! IN ARSENE WE TRUST!!!!!!!!!!

  • MORGAN

    @ ex-arse-analist

    WHEN WE DO WIN GO HIDE SOMEWHERE,OK ?

  • Abu-germany

    I can’t believe it. Waited long time to see this match. One moment of school boys defending and we lost the game. What the Arsenal players kept saying ” we are up to it, we got finally the maturity … can be expressed in German by shouting into the forest.

  • ex-arse-analist

    @MORGAN

    Of course I am pleased by win, exactly relieved by tight win, at the utmost of joy by clearly well performed win, but this kind of defeat hurts a lot. I am talking facts and reality and that is my right to support at times when I feel I do gain reward for my support and to stop when I feel it is useless and worthless. Especially, I want to show inspiring example for my kids. This ridiculous creatures ” politely not mentioned” are no good example. No one loves Arsenal more than I.

  • http://arsenal.dk Niclasen

    I’m tired of all the bad excuses to explain why we do not win any trophies.
    Please mr. Wenger. Buy some better players !!!

  • omar

    Buy a CB and a LB aswell.. clichy dosent understand the offside rule.. played david villa onside against barcelona and played bowyer onside early in this game aswell. It’s time to use some money Arsene !

  • Gooner India

    Its an obvious disappointment. Bigger disappointment are our very own fans who have ripped into the team. I cannot understand why people are slanting sczsczny, kos & rosicky. 1 mistake. They have done well in games prior to this. R u guys telling me that you all never have had an off day? Rosicky sucks? no he does not. How much game time does he have? If denilson is amazing because he scores from long range & Diaby is good because of 1 dribbling run into the box (!!) how is rosicky bad & not worthy of arsenal shirt when he spent 18mnths on treatment table & the rest on the bench? Please give the guy a break. Wilshere, Nasri, Theo, RVP, Djourrou, Sczsczny, Sagna, Roiscky, Bendtner, Vermaelen & Chamakh are the players who play with real drive. I havent added Cesc name here simply coz this term his heart seems set elsewhere. He does a pro job thts all.

  • Gooner India

    Song def needs a break. Sadly we dont have any1 who can fill that void. Rather than this mindless rotation AW could simply form 3 teams to compete on all levels. Carling cup should be kept for the youth devpmnt as on previous occasions only that he can play Rosicky, Squillaci along with youth players. For the FA cup he can play Mannone, Ignasi & the other reserves. He can also use this to get players matchfit who are returning from injuries. He can build a team around Ramsey. He can maybe play Bendtner/Vela/Sunnu/Aenke/Afobe. Serves dual purpose of game time & experience.
    Our strongest 11 will compete for CL & PL.
    This way players would not only get suff rest, less injuries but can make it in 1st team if needed.
    Of all the players loaned very few play on regular basis. While its understandable that they cannot play always they still need to play.
    Wenger is reluctant to buy whatever the reason:- hampering youth devlpmnt, inflated market prices. So I guess he can maybe try something like this.

  • ex-arse-analist

    already read the report of 1/2 yearly accounts? 2,5 Mi. Pounds loss. Now AW will hold tightly to his wallet. Hopefully he will sell some players.

  • Gooner India

    We dont have a PLAN B. Apart from our defensive frailties we keep playing the same type of football. We have too many players for the same position. Cesc, Nasri, Arshavin, Rosicky, Ramsey all like to play centrally controlling the game & treading passes. We dont use the flanks at all. Our game narrows down & played in the centre of the pitch. Easy for opponents to put ppl behind the ball & defend. We have Chamakh & Bendtner so why not just fucking cross the ball onto their heads. Is it so fucking difficult? Yes. We dont have wingers who can do that. Only Eboue can deliver telling crosses.
    Some1 once remarked that Theo is a 1 trick pony. Ill take that pony anyday. Arsenal’s paly is predictable so much so that its a 1 trick pony in some sense. That is something to be thought about though.

  • MORGAN

    THE POIN

  • MORGAN

    THE POINT IS THAT WE ARE ALREADY WINNERS .NEXT STEP FA CUP

  • ex-arse-analist

    @MORGAN
    Please wake up and let´s have some constructive work. We are looser and after we realize it, we can achieve. Now you are eating shit. You take FA win for granted. Nice dreams.

  • MORGAN

    AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A REAL GONNER JUST think of what you just said. I will not go any further. I love arsenal wenger knows what to do better than all of us! in arsene we trust

  • MORGAN

    I HAVE MANY POSTS ABOVE. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE CONSTRUCTIVE WORK DONT LET YOUR TEAM DOWN OR FAITH FOR A START

  • ex-arse-analist

    @MORGAN
    Bob Marley describs the situation: DÓNT FORGET YOUR HISTORY:
    AW had top history,but it is history and time for new impact. KNOW YOUR DESTINY: define goal, AW is no more focussed on victory rather than budgt. IN THE ABUNDANCE OF WATER THE FOOL IS THIRSTY:that is not knowing his own strength and rely on imagination = FA CUP win.

  • Gnostradamus

    > Spending doesn’t solve the problems.

    Spending doesn’t GUARANTEE to solve problems, but one look at Arsenal shows NOT spending can also not solve problems. When your team loses every time it comes close, and it’s obvious to the whole world how that happens, spending CAN solve the problem.

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different result.

  • gunner fan

    i was so ashamed when i saw 2 players mess up all our hard work that we put into this cup down the drain. scezny should’ve grabbed the ball , koscielny shouldn’t of tried to clear it away, when the keeper was right behind him.

    the following matches are all in different competitions and we have to win them all.
    it’s win or bust situation.
    arsenal have to get a good result at the nou camp, or at least score 1 or 2 goals. my predictions for next match;

    1 arsenal 2 0 l.o(fa cup)

    2 arsenal 3 0 sunderland(prem)

    3 barcelona 1 arsenal 1(cl)

    if this is to happen we need to get our minds sorted. like wenger said, we cannot let this be in our minds once we walk onto our home ground.

    we need to give our team support, if we’ve been through this for the last 6 yrs and still stuck behind our team, we need to do that exact thing.

    whoever is at the fa cup match, rally on our team, and give them a big roar when u see their faces.

    2011 can still be our year.
    keep the faith.

  • MORGAN

    @exarsenalist

    i dont agree that our team doesnt win.simply because we are creating a young and very talanted team we gain so much and we are different than the rest.that deserves big credit and admiration. for me winning a cup doesnt change anything and it doesnt prove anything more than i already know.we are winners because we support a team that is different. the cups will come. wenger and arsenal are already a trademark
    p.s. we will win the league this year mark my word

  • barca4life

    Look at all the fanboys jumping ship! Haha, can’t wait for the Chmapions League second leg so Arsenal fans can finally be quieted about their chances to win anything.

  • nasri

    can someone help me
    is rvp injured isn t he ?

  • dubbledubs71

    LMFAO just heard about cashley cole’s sharpshooter antics, that has cheered me up no end. well rid of the bufoon

  • Reza

    @135.ex-arse-analist

    It was a real joy to see that “ex” in front of your nickname! You can simply leave Arsenal forever and find yourself a team ,probably owned by one of those rich Sheiks or American Tycoons, they change their managers every now and then. Fans like you do not deserve such a genious coach and great man. Personally I can’t imagine Arsenal without Arsene. He is the identity of Arsenal and it’s a privilage to see Arsenal playing. Arsenal players are great athletes not money-lovers.

    Arsene 4 ever

  • @arsenalist

    It’s time for an article from u ARSENALIST!
    btw the comments have crossed 150 for the first time… Congrats!

  • arsenal954

    @arsenalist ….actually the tragedy at newcastle has about 177

  • MORGAN

    @154. Reza
    GOOD COMMENT. PRIVILAGE IS THE RIGHT WORD WHEN IT COMES TO ARSENAL. I FEEL PRIVILAGED THAT I CAN WATCH ARSENAL UNDER MR. WENGER. ARSENAL NEEDS OUR SUPPORT. GIVE IT TO THE TEAM NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.GO GUNNERS

  • mofaz

    When the so called fans here start to mention the word ‘french’ etc ..etc.. instantly the racist undertone start to surface , the english based arsenal fans, some but not all, are racist not much different from stoke fans or clubs up-north ..they’d rather be stuck at the mid table and with core english player with the IQ of a circus monkey..

  • http://www.bcfc.com Craig Done

    COME ON YOU BLUE BOYS!!! STUCK IT UP THE ARSENAL!!

    WE OUTPLAYED YOU MOST OF THE GAME HAD A PENALTY NOT GIVEN, SENDING OFF NOT GIVEN, HIT THE POST UNTIL YOUR CRAP DEFENSE SHOWED THEMSELVES AGAIN!!! YYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!! GET IN YOU BLUE BOYS FUCK ALL OF YOU ARSENAL SCUM!!!!!

    WERE THE ONLY TEAM ALREADY QUALIFIED FOR EUROPE 😉

  • rizalregas

    Bravo Morgan & Reza!!! Salute…..In Arsene We Trust!
    For “Ex” and “retarded fan”, go mirrored yourself before you guys talked trash. Go support other team caused we Gooners only trust Mr. Arsene Wenger and Arsenal FC forever.
    Pls also keep this beautiful Arsenalist page clean from your shitty comments. Gooners dont give shitty comments to their love ones, only retarded fan give shitty comments caused their brain full of shits!

    Come On Gunnnerrss….!!!

  • ex-arse-analist

    @154 Reza
    Iam the only one to decide for myself whom to support.I think you still don´t understand my point. It has nothing to do with wealth. Just achievement and rewards.
    @157 Morgan
    Your comment 150 was reasonable, then you share the intransigent argument of our dear Reza.
    @158 Mofaz
    It´s racism itself what you wrote. AW had to spend at the right place. It´s no use making Arsenal a french ghetto. It was possible to get some good players, already adapted to the PL instead of buying in the cheap french market and unnecessarily loosing precious points. Investing in the right place pays always off. Trophies are also rain of cash. This can help building up new generation and gives the supporter joy.

  • ex-arse-analist

    @154 Reza
    Iam the only one to decide for myself whom to support.I think you still don´t understand my point. It has nothing to do with wealth. Just achievement and rewards.
    @157 Morgan
    Your comment 150 was reasonable, then you share the intransigent argument of our dear Reza.
    @158 Mofaz
    It´s racism itself what you wrote. AW had to spend at the right place. It´s no use making Arsenal a french ghetto. It was possible to get some good players, already adapted to the PL instead of buying in the cheap french market and unnecessarily loosing precious points. Investing in the right place pays always off. Trophies are also rain of cash. This can help building up new generation and the supporter get delighted.

  • aditya

    hey guyss chill….the thing is we cant leave arsenal after that game…they played well and reached final(good signs) after ’07..yeah we need a centre back urgently.
    We dont want cesc to leave us if we fail to win a trophy..we need silverware.in arsene we trust

  • ex-arse-analist

    @ 163 aditya
    Your are right. Big motivation by having trophies and later telling your children and grandchildren about your contribution. I´d leave, if I were in shoes (which is great) of such great player like Fabrigas. Six years, that is painful long time.

  • Abu-germany

    160 @rizalregas

    I disagree. why not having a public dispute and controversial issue ?? I want to hear and read different say and know some stands, not only those from my friends.

  • Ben

    so many gooners out there caring for our beloved club arsenal!! Looking forward to this thursday’s match with leyton orient. No more disappointment, YAY!!

  • SantinoCorle

    Sad day to be at the Twelve Pins for the first time. I went to London from Germany to see the game live but since cards were sold out I decided to watch it in The Twelve Pins. It was amazing – the whole atmosphere and the fans. Even outside, on the streets of Finsbury Park at halftime, it was just amazing. So, sad that we’ve lost in the end but like a fan afterwards mentioned in a chicken diner, that’s football. And really – almost everybody on this forum seems to think BFC is a crappy team ^^

    Do they play in the EPL? Yes they do. Do they have a strong team, with a lotta composure and willingness to win? Yes, they do. Do smaller clubs in the cups always seem to have a go at the bigger teams? Yes, they do. Leyton, Ipswich, Leeds? Anybody?

    I was mad myself. I was near tears like Jacky. But what shall we do now? The most dangerous thing would be, if the team now breaks apart because of this Carling Cup Final, a cup which we didn’t have taken serious for ages. You think we MUST win? Yes Barcelona MUST have won against Inter last year, but they didn’t. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose – that’s football. And I’m glad it goes up and down and creates tension. Otherwise there would be no fun.

    Now to the blokes on the pitch – I guess everybody that has seen us play against BFC before this season knew that the CB’s will have their problems with Zigic. He’s 6’7” – 6’7” !!!

    Now you say Kos and Szczesny ain’t good? They saved us a f*ckin win against Barcelona ! B A R C E L O N A….
    How many goals have we conceded in the league in 27 games?
    27, right… how many did United conceed? Ah, 25… so that’s supposed to be the best defense then? We only conceded 2 goals more than they did, soooo ask yourself if our defense is really that bad.

    I don’t really get it – somebody sayin: “Sack Wenger! Get new CB’s – get a new goal keeper!”
    I became a fan in 2005/06, the year we lost the CL-final to Barcelona. Painful but unlucky as well. But we had some hard years since then and never have I been upset because of some games we’ve lost. I still loved the fact, that young lads get a chance to shine – like Jack, like Armand, like Johann, Theo, Aaron, Niclas, Carlos… even Samir was – 20 I guess – when we bought him. JET gonna be the next big thing – watch out!

    That’s what I love about AFC – we create players, we don’t simply buy’em… You wanna tell me Cesc was the perfect player by the age of 16 when he came from La Massia? Pffff… AW made him and he made the team.

    I luv to be a gunner because of what I define a gunner and even if there’s no trophy – there will be surely some coming in soon!

    But you better ask yourself if you promote the right team with all your b*t*hing. I mean, criticism is legal but some are too harsh calling for a sack of our manager. What would this team B without AW? I can’t imagine and I really do not want to – not yet…

    OOoooohhh to be – oooohhh to be a – ooooohhh to be a goooner!

    @149 gunner fan: I’d say FCB – AFC = 4 – 3… they will definitely score more then 2 in Nou Camp.

  • SAZZLE

    good news guys united lost 2-1 to chelsea so with a win against sunderland we will be smooth sailing

  • rizalregas

    165@Abu-germany

    Definitely you all can have a public dispute & controversial issue here but what i mean is dont give a shitty comments. Yeah…we can be disappointed on the result but at the end AFC still need us the REAL AFC FAN to be behind the team with positive comments and support.

    Let me quote back our friend 167@SantinoCorle beautiful comments : “But you better ask yourself if you promote the right team with all your b*t*hing. I mean, criticism is legal but some are too harsh calling for a sack of our manager. What would this team B without AW? I can’t imagine and I really do not want to – not yet…”

    Hope you understand what im trying to say here! Cheerss mate…!

    In Arsene We Trust, Come On Gunnnerrss…!!

  • DANNY

    this has no balls. no chance of winning anything

    even with FAB playing. he is no a leaders in this team

    wenger out!

  • ex-arse-analist

    I did expect Chelsea to win this game. Now it´s up to Arsenl to win the PL. If there is determination and will no game should be lost. Now this is the real stage to show maturity and desire to achieve, and not what we ´ve been hearing and experiencing since the last six years. Win one big game, the sprits are high, go to the next 100% easy to win game and have a historic disgrace. I am so happy to have this situation, which will provide the truth.

  • ex-arse-analist

    165 @ Abu-germany.
    Thank you Abu-germany. Like me I wish Arsenal all the best.