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"It was the winter holiday and I was back in Togo having a kickabout with friends when my phone rang.One of the boys answered it and said, 'Manu, it's Arsene for you'. 'Arsene who?' I said. 'Arsene Wenger', he said. 'Get out of it', I said, and grabbed the phone off him. But then I heard the voice. 'Allo'. F*****g hell. It is Arsene Wenger!"
-Emmanuel Adebayor

Man City 1-0 Arsenal... Please Just Shoot!

A disappointing result from a performance that deserved better. Losing this early on in the season is not good for team morale.

Thierry was obviously still feeling the effects of the world cup as he looked more like Emile Heskey that the striker that broke Ian Wright's record last season. Van Persie looked sharp but never looked like he was going to score. Unlike the past two games, the introduction of Theo Walcott didnt do much help as Arsenal still tried to pass their way behind the Man City defence.

Adebayor also came on to replace Hleb in the centre of midfield but didnt make an imapct. Arsenal had two penalty appeals, one from a tackle on Cesc and another when Van Persie was brought down, the referee gave a free-kick when it was obviously in the box.

Man City's goal came when Hoyte took out Sinclair in the box, it definate penalty but harsh on Hoyte who had his eyess on the ball. Barton then put the ball in the back of the net.

In the end, a typical Arsenal performance. Every attack ended without a shot, and this season with a defence thats the weakest ive seen under Wenger, the defence cant bail us out.

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