Yes, I am very disappointed because he shows a completely different attitude. When you are at Arsenal, you are at Arsenal. When you are somewhere else, you are somewhere else. I believe that your pride makes first that you defend your club.
Wenger, just like everyone of us was not very happy to hear Arshavin’s desire for Spanish food. Shame on you Andrey.
I think I’d be lying if I called myself a patriot of the club.
Arshavin’s respond to Wenger’s comments. Man, you gotta learn when to keep your trap close. Don’t try to get on the boss’ nerves.
Sometimes people think I do not realise that it is quite hard to pick people out when you are running so quickly – I just try to put the ball into the space, and if players are getting into the box then it works even better.
Theo Walcott explaining why he has not been producing the goods lately. Well Theo, how about trying to slow down a little and wait for the support to arrive, no one’s gonna catch up to you at your full flight.
Our financial situation has greatly improved. We are finally able to buy the players we think we need.
The heavens have finally showered some love to Wenger, though I’m not sure if he knows how to spend it, if at all.
I remember one occasion early after he joined and we were losing at home to Liverpool at half-time. He never used to say anything at half-time until a minute before you went back out on the pitch; he’d leave the players to have a drink and do their stuff. This time he just picked up some chalk, drew a couple of lines and arrows on the board and said we go down the left, do this, do that and then clapped his hands and said ‘come on.’ We all looked at each other and had no idea what he was talking about.We went out in the second half, turned the game around and won 3-1. We were all in the dressing-room high-fiving afterwards and he came in, sat us all down, pointed at the chalk board and said ‘see…I told you,’ clapped and walked out. I looked at Tony Adams and went ‘he’s a genius.
Lee Dixon explaining the moment when it dawn upon him and the rest of the team the brilliance of Wenger. Not quite the hairdryer treatment but same end results all the same.
Joe Cole is an interesting target, but do I have enough players in those positions? We shall see.
Yes, Wenger you do. Let’s just concentrate on the keepers and defenders, thank you very much.
Where we want to set ourselves a target next season is we have conceded nearly 40 goals – that is too many to win the championship and is where we want to improve.
Yes, Wenger. Same point as the above, ignore the attacking buys and get us some defenders.
Because I believe that some individual performances will explain that.
Yes, Wenger. Those individual performances showed lack of guts, lack of desire and lack of motivation. It was disrespectful to the club and fans. Shirkers out!!
And the best ones from the past week comes from 2 legends of Arsenal. Two players who did their jobs brilliantly and defended like Arsenal meant something to them.
First Martin Keown,
The staff have worked hard for another year and they will go away disillusioned for another summer because this year has been a missed opportunity. The title was there to win this season. If you look at the age of the team this year then I think they have over-achieved. They are all very young but we can’t keep saying that forever. Arsenal need to buy in a sprinkling of proven quality players and introduce them alongside the current players, and they will drag them over the line. All the Arsenal players are now playing for their futures. They only have a few games to prove that they deserve to play at their club and that they deserve to have a future and that goes with the territory when you are playing for a big club. The minute you can’t win a trophy then you don’t deserve a place, it’s as simple as that.
Then Bob Wilson,
I love Arsene, he is a hero and the greatest manager in the history of the club. But one area we never saw eye-to-eye about was goalkeeping. I wanted a bit of extra time with my goalies. I accepted he wanted them to train with the group and be involved with the entire squad, but I felt I needed a minimum time and I didn’t always get that. Once you have passed the first exam to prove you can play – and Manuel and Lukasz have – then the bit you have to pass is that extra dimension. It’s the bit that marks you out from the rest. That is the one area that is lacking. Manuel and Lukasz are both technically sound but they have to get that extra dimension if they’re going to be the next generation.
The points are simple. Either these players shape up or move out.