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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

Im starting an online petition to put Almunia in goal

Im not gonna sit here and lie that I watched the match because I didn't. I watched Man Utd get beaten by Man City and lady luck must be Russian because Chelsea should have walked away from Anfield with their first loss of the season.

Watching the highlights of what the pundits described as another physical match for Arsenal I felt happy in a way, after the way Arsenal played against Sparta and Inter we would definitely be able to take on any physical sides. But soon after, Mad Jens did it again...a stupid mistake! He shot that he should have tried to catch, hit right at him, he tried to punch away. I want that given as an own goal! Last week I said that I felt more confident if Almunia was in goal because he was improving and Lehmann has gotten lazy, maybe he feels that this is the last year of his career so he has nobody to impress, maybe, I don't know. But today, I stand before you fellow Gooners and admit: "ID RATHER HAVE ALMUNIA IN GOAL!". Imagine how the players must feel, if it wasn't for Lehmann we would have kept clean sheets against both Fulham and Blackburn and with a 100% record! The defence has worked so hard only to see their efforts gone to waste by a silly mistake by the goalkeeper. If they didn't lose confidence in him before, they have now.

Watching the Man Utd match was so funny. It was like watching Arsenal last season only with less passing ability and more horrible shooting, at least we tested the keeper a few times last season. The highlight was probably seeing Alex's face when he went from an ecstatic face to a 'I cant believe I paid 30 million quid for a striker that cant get a header from 2 yards out on target' face. To be fair to Tevez, it was more like 3 yards.

Watching Liverpool play against Chelsea was like watching Arsenal play well...Chelsea. I never knew that Rafael Benitez heard of attacking tactics, what a shocker! Liverpool dominated the match, and despite what Jose says, played better than Chelsea in both halves. Chelsea got lucky when Malouda tried to block a Liverpool defender(can't remember who) from getting to the ball by throwing himself at him, if it was a proper referee Liverpool would have gotten a free kick but since only English referees referee in England, Chelsea got a penalty that Lampard converted. I also don't care what the ref says, he booked Essien twice without sending him off! He can lie as much as he wants that the card was for Terry but he had already shown a yellow card to Terry earlier and why would he show a yellow card in the direction of Essien when it was intended for Terry(who was 10 yards away standing in the wall). Im sorry ref but you made too many mistakes and Liverpool have every right to feel hard done.

No report for the Blackburn game so off you go.

posted by highbury1913 @ 1:52 am | |

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