There is only the end of the season

Yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to relegation strugglers QPR summed up Arsenal’s season, just as every game seems to do at the moment.

We learned nothing new yesterday, and won’t until the season ends. I said it a few months ago – it’s all about who messes up least often. We put together a surprisingly good run of seven straight wins, something I never would have expected us to do, and it came to an end in disappointing fashion.

But it makes sense, right? We all know that this Arsenal team is a team that can win at Anfield and Goodison, but lose at QPR and Swansea. We’ll probably beat Man City in our next game before losing at Wolves. It doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that Chelsea and Spurs remain bad enough not to catch us. We might finish 3rd, 4th or 5th, it’s very up in the air. Ultimately this season was a write-off almost from the word go; a transitional year for a team that desperately needs improvement if it wants to get back in the trophy-winning business. Champions League football would help, but it doesn’t change that.

It would probably help if Wenger could get his priorities straight. Instead of trying to accommodate all his favourite players regardless of the system or shape of the team, he could play a normal formation, be it 4-4-2 or 4-3-3, but not this nonsense of four central midfielders. It backfired horribly in the San Siro, worked surprisingly well at Goodison, and didn’t work yesterday. That’s enough for me to say it’s a stupid idea. Ramsey is not a left-winger, and if he’s not good enough to displace Rosicky and Arteta from the central midfield positions, then his place should be on the bench. We have Gervinho and Chamberlain who can actually play in that position, and I’d particularly like to see a little more faith shown to the latter, who has been one of few genuine bright sparks in this mostly dark season.

Our defence had been better recently, but as long as we’re managed by Wenger it will always have mistakes in it. Seven wins in a row or not, that’s just a fact you can’t ignore. Even in the wins over Spurs and Liverpool our defence had some bad moments. The difference on those occasions was that our attack clicked well or RvP bailed us out with some individual brilliance. For now, however, he’s lost a bit of form and Wenger stunted our attacking play yesterday with his ridiculous idea of playing four central midfielders. If you kill our attack, the defence won’t be good enough to let us get away with it. With a better system yesterday we probably still would’ve conceded two, but perhaps could’ve scored three. QPR are far from a great team so that should be doable for a club of Arsenal’s size.

Of course, as I said last week: eight wins in a row is a big ask, so to win seven and lose to QPR is not necessarily a tragedy. It could be a one-off and we could recover, but it’s a shame to see any game thrown away in the manner that it was yesterday – two stupidly conceded goals that simply shouldn’t have happened. Of course it’s hard to win eight in a row, but it’s easier once you’ve already won the first seven, and in isolation a game at QPR shouldn’t be that difficult.

Anyway, our next opponents are in a little crisis of their own, so it’s a good time to be playing them. Man City were very poor yesterday and lucky to draw at home to Sunderland. David Silva has completely faded away in recent games, and Sergio Aguero is injured. Of course, if they’re chasing the title there will be plenty of motivation for them to turn things around, but they haven’t managed that so far, with only one win in their last four league games. We were actually very unfortunate not to beat them at the Etihad in December, and I’m sufficiently confident in our ability to raise ourselves for the big games to say that I think we’ll win this one. A lot depends on tactics, obviously, and we cannot continue with Ramsey on the left, but there is enough character in this team at the moment, I hope, not to dwell on the QPR disappointment and to be determined to bounce back quickly.

It was interesting, incidently, to see our on-loan striker Nicklas Bendtner do so much damage to City for Sunderland yesterday. It’s taken him a while to get going this season, but he’s been one of their best players in recent games.

It’s a difficult situation for Arsenal, because he would probably be the ideal backup striker if only he were willing to fulfill that role. Sadly, he sees himself as better than he is and wants to be first choice, even if that means playing for a smaller team. It’s hard to strike the balance of getting someone who is both willing to play backup, but not be as bad as Marouane Chamakh. Bendtner would be ideal because he obviously wouldn’t cost us any money in the transfer market and he knows our game and our players. I hope the club and the player can come to some agreement this summer because I think we’re all in agreement that Bendtner would be a more welcome sight than Chamakh or Park coming off the bench in tight games. This is not a knee-jerk reaction, by the way, I said that when he left at the start of the season. He is obviously the superior player. He’s not as good as he thinks he is, but I’d rather have a cocky player than someone like Chamakh whose confidence is paper thin.

Anyway, it’s been an annoying weekend with us losing and Chelsea winning despite throwing away a 2-0 lead, but it’s not over yet. As I finish this article, Spurs are about to play Swansea. If Brendan Rodgers’ side can play as well as they have done recently, they could do us a massive favour and leave a rather better feel to this weekend.

66 Comments on "There is only the end of the season"

  1. Dancy Dancey Dancey Dancey…the yids are breathing right down your necks now, wouldn’t fancy your run in to be honest, our blip is over what about yours ?
    will you even make 4th, not so sure to be honest, where are all the trappy bastards who reckon our run in wasn’t easy..impossible to lose to swansea isn’t it ? ooops sorry I forgot !

  2. The big sissy is back because the yids won for a change.

    • level with the mighty ARSENAL, how can you belittle us without making your manager look a cunt ? you shouldn’t be down with shit like us should you !

      • More desperate comments from a desperate sad Spurs fan who can only get his kicks on an Arsenal website. Your life must really be bad.

        • Perhaps he’s a closet Gooner ha ha.

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 11:10 |

            He may be a gooner in the closet, but he is a c&nt when he is out of it.

          • I know a cunt when i see one, is this the only way you can be heard on one of your own clubs forums Mashman, you ytake your bullyboy tactics to the masses of 6 users and impart your knowledge..ha ha …it’s good to talk, big fish little pond and all that..JIN will chip in soon and make it 4 of you ..great site..even ftk, rtk whatever he calls himself only appears once a month and he claims it’s his site, he knows how shit it is…typical gooner really he admits he saw the light after years of not being involved..glory hunter in other words liek the rest of you who dont go to games

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 15:47 |

            Oh dear. Looks like it is getting to him. Bigsy getting desperate again. Bore off mate. No one likes you here, no one wants you here, no one needs you here. You talk shit, support shit and live in it. See you later.

          • grow a tumour cunt !

          • Mashman147 | 03/04/2012 at 14:44 |

            Nice. Expect nothing else from an uneducated illiterate spurs fan.

          • arsenalbob | 02/04/2012 at 18:17 |

            You can’t be a glory hunter, face it there’s never been any glory at your shit hole, apart from when we won the league there twice 

        • no its good we are level with a club who are always mouthing off about being the best so I guess we are too now then..

  3. Bigsy u yid twat, Bendtners gonna do his parent club a favour and end your 1 game winning run!

    • tell me what Bendtner is doing there you silly cunt , he is better than shamcack why aim your anger at me, blame wenger !

      • Not really difficult to be better than Chamakh is it and he’s hardly prolific, he did get some important goals for us, but like Adebayor for the most part is f*ckin useless.

      • He is not good enough for Arsenal so he is not at Arsenal. Just like Adebayor who Spurs fans now love and chant his name. That is cracking me up. Next they will be singing Gallas’s name, or maybe even David Bentley. Enjoy the Arsenal off casts. They are saving your season…

        • Adebayor ? you sound like a man who is somehow taking the credit for his performances as a former gooner, Like Nasri, Clichy and Fabregas he saw the club is spiralling way out of control and went his own way, he ran 100 yards to show you lot what cunts you are, and now he is taking it to you with your deadliest rivals, admittedly that should be united but these days you are at our level, and as berg10 rightly said Chamakh is crap, who signed him then ? the same man as Mertsacker, Santos,Bendtner, Denilson, Arshavin, Almunia, Senderos, Eboue, Gervinho, Djorou, fuck me it’s endless isn’t it ! wenger is two bob.

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 11:22 |


          • Berg10 | 02/04/2012 at 12:16 |

            Ha Ha, Podolski has allegedly chosen us over ManUre because of Wenger. Your ridiculous statement depicting all the “lesser” signings conveniently ignores the top players like Henry, Vieira, Petit, Pires, Ljungberg, Fabregas, Vermaelen, Sagna and more.
            Adebayor is no better than Bendtner irrespective of goals scored this season, the sitters he’s missed has cost you…Nasri is a greedy c*nt, Fabregas always said he wished to return one day, as for Clichy he needed a change, his game was patchy.

          • Podolski !!! mmmm …that seems like a belting signing,..noone chooses Arsenal over united let’s be sensible, he knows he is guaranteed a start with your lot..German forwards in our game ? Klinnsman done alrifght, im not convinced would be more concerned if it is was Remy or Benzema..or maybe even Bas Dost..he will be another flop..

          • Berg10 | 02/04/2012 at 12:47 |

            When greedy goes back to citeh Bendtner will be available as you enjoy cheering our cast offs and while you’re at it buy one get one free….you can have Almunia to replace grandad in goal.

          • equality, isn’t it painful to equal to spurs..we will no doubt sign out type of player, and succeed

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 15:44 |

            As a spurs fan, define success….

          • building year on year.

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 22:19 |

            Fuck me, 50 years later. You should get some Polish players. They build alot quicker than the English shit you have.

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 12:33 |

            When a manager has been at a club 16 years, he will buy some duds. But they dont cost us much in the first place, so no real loss. Lets talk Rebrov, Pav, Bentley, Dos Santos, they are all shit buys also. Nice how you forget all the gems AW has signed. Those that made us Invincible. Never to be seen again, but done by the vey manager you think is shit. Oops…. Not expecting a reply as I dont think you will have one. One that isnt utter bullshit anyway.

            AW has gone a whole season unbeaten. End of.

          • so how long do you keep a man who is clearly failing because he was once great ? and he is failing, failing big time.

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 15:43 |

            Boring again. And utter bullshit. I was spot on…

          • only cause you cant answer that, im right !

  4. Sounds like the shit they were coming out with a month ago. Bigsy, have you got WANKER tattooed on your head?

    • No mate, I know what buttons to press,.if you want to talk football I will openly and honeslty but as I have already written you lot are clueless on the game..

      • Clueless? Put your house on Spain……

        Guarantee you wont get anything at Everton.

        And we are clueless?? Mug

        • ha ha ..YOU HURT SON AND YOU KNOW IT !
          your team are a shadow of where they should be, your manager signs cunts, did it hurt when you walked out of QPR after watching the great Vermaeln take a woopsy daisy tumble did it ? ha fucking shit are you these days pal ? you hurt like fuck you know you do , yids even being in a position to take the piss is about as low as life gets for your glory fucking hurt mate and im loving every little poke in the ribs i can put your way ! YOU HURT !

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 11:09 |

            More boredom. Get over yourself. 21 points from 24. That is the hurt i will take all day.

          • arsenalbob | 02/04/2012 at 11:17 |

            5-2 wanker

          • is this arsenalbob for real ? all he can do is refer to the 5-2, is he still caressing his purple tip over one game, 5-2 wooooo…didn’t we win at the lane..woooo 2-3 from last year..what is he on ?

          • arsenalbob | 02/04/2012 at 18:13 |

            just think tit, even Chelsea have more leagues than you lot

  5. Can someone please stop this so called fan doing blogs on here. His write ups and opinions are embarrassing.

    The defensive mistakes yesterday were Wengers fault were they? TV made 2 mistakes, IT WAS HIS FAULT NOT ARSENES. Why is that so difficullt to understand?

    And the shit about Bendtner….. 99% of Arsenal fans wanted him gone. He is now GONE. We dont need him back. We are hopefully getting a german international striker instead. That will do us just fine.

    The tactics worked against Everton away and but for a couple of shocking mistakes yesterday, they would have worked again. So dont blame the manager.

    • the tactics didn’t work you were exposed and luckily got the flag in your favour..luck run out pal !

      • Harry the tactical genius…..

        Spurs fans sing Adebayor songs… Made my weekend.

        Spurs fans celebrating being behind us in the league. Genius….

        • not as funny as how you all celebrated on here for going above us..aren’t you supposed to be competing with Man United ? or are you the tiny little fly they swot off when you want a sniff of their arse holes..

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 11:07 |

            Your comments are predictable and boring. You need to stop banging on about who we shold be competing with. We have been competing at the top for over 15 years and we are having a blip at the moment. Rather that than not compete for 15 years and have one good season. So your argument and comebacks have more holes in them than Adebayors mini bus.

          • harsh but I like that, it’s my humour, ha ha..nice one !

        • you’re not an idiot, you know as well as I do your chances of beating Man City, Chelsea, Stoke and West Brom are slim, I think you can nick a couple of wins in there but maximum points no chance ! somewhere along the line the yids have 6 points to piss about with..not to mention we win when you and chelsea play each other..I would have any amount you want and I will pay up that we finish above you now

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 11:09 |

            So what…. What will be will be. No so hung up on it all as you are. One good season for you, one bad one for us, you can now predict the last 7 results. Your comments are if this, if that, and to be honest, very boring.

          • sorry for that but judging by some of the writers on here I am on a parity..only come on here for a piss about and to chat football with you boys but it has now gone past the point of return for friendliness and banter I guess..only 6 people use this site.

          • Mashman147 | 02/04/2012 at 12:30 |

            That must be 6 more than spurs website, or you would be there instead….

          • Angelo1971 | 02/04/2012 at 18:22 |

             I like that. I do not comment very often, but I nearly always read the articles and comment. So it’s plus 1.

  6. You lot make me laugh, you have seen some of the best footballing teams this country has produced and still don’t know a fucking thing about Football, all season you have said Mertsacker is the real deal, then when he gets injured you go on a 7 game winning run, (what a coincidence), Gibbs you have all ripped to bits yet only last week he was the young gunner with a bright future, RVP is absolutely fucking knackered as he has been wheeled out at every opportunity, and the man who normally plays 68% of games now looks fucked, TV along the same lines is absolute class but fucking knackered, so you all now rely on Koscielny who most of you wanted out at the start of the season because he was a liability, Walcott has been hounded since day 1 and Rosicky is now a new god when earlier you all wanted him hung drawn and quartered, (talk about play for a new contract) Song is on and off and no denying Jack has been missed, you are trying to make the top 4 with a second rate Everton midfielder who couldn’t lace Fabregas boots, and when you look at Gervinho, Santos, Mertsacker and artita you have to say only Artita has done well, you still won’t blame arsey wengy for anything yet Bendtner is looking every bit what Chamakh should be..what a mess, anyway i HAVE A SEMI FINAL TO THINK ABOUT AND AN EASY RUN IN ..keep talking bollocks lads it keeps me smiling every day..unreal isn’t it..who the hell are QPR anyway..ha ha wankers !

    • We stuffed you 5-2, that’s talking football. The here and now, we won convincingly. We’ve won the league twice at your shit hole, now that’s pressing the right buttons bigtit.

      • Oh right, well thats good then I guess, supporting a football club as mighty as Arsenal and calling on one result this year and past glories, you would really love to say ” we are top of the league, in the semi final of the cup and approaching a champ league semi though wouldn’t you, and of course a club like Arsenal should have every right to be in that scenario..but your’re fucking not are you because the wheels fell off 7 years ago..the league never lies as you have told me for 40 years, and that makes you level with a club you consider to be inferior in every way…really slumped down into the doldrums haven’t we these days.

        • Boring again

        • Agree, the league never lies. Under Wenger we’ve been above you every year, even the last seven. Imagine the wank you’d come out with if the opposite had been the case.  

          • why do you think we are coming out with this ? we have always been second fiddle, Im not daft I know that, for once we have an angle, I cannot believe wenger has screwed up so much that such a huge gap has now closed.

  7. Mertesacker’s injury around the time Sagna, Gibbs Vermaelen returned, not ALL AFC fans were digging at Gibbsy, same as not alkl slated Kosser, convenient misdirection bigs.
    The real mistakes were at the beginning of the season, something since admitted by the boss. Yes Jack has been missed as you say plus fans nowadays are impatient and the likes of Walcott get treated unfairly.

    • walcott had a slice of luck saturday didn’t he ! ha ha ..couldn’t believe that the lucky bastard, I am not a fan of his at all but pleased for him, he has taken some right stick from the crowd and they were even booing him against us, and got large lumps of egg on their chops an hour later.

  8. right bored now, I will be back next week when you lose again, you see football is about who you play over a season, you celebrated too early lads, we have played all the big boys, enjoy !

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