Friday, August 31, 2007

Almunia:I'm ready to quit Arsenal

I would like to quote some of his comments here;

"Two weeks ago I was thinking about leaving. It's very frustrating when you have the role of the second goalkeeper, or you are the cup goalkeeper.
I understand his frustration.I think he does not like to warm the bench most of the time.He wants to play;he wants to be more "active" in the club.But Arsenal doesn't want to give him the "activeness" .He can only active when the main goalkeeper,Jens Lehmann is injured,or can't feature in the game.

"The teams interested in me are medium-sized but I would have been playing. So I thought I would be happier than I was here. Now, though, everything has changed."
Then,although the teams he described above could be less famous than Arsenal,but the teams above can give him the "activeness".He can be the main goalkeeper in every game,unlike now when he has to warm the bench for the most of the time.

It's up to him whether he wants to leave Arsenal or not.I can't blame him if he leaves Arsenal,because Arsenal can't give him the thing he wants.
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    Thursday, August 30, 2007

    Arsenal fixture's in UCL

    Well,this is the fixtures of Arsenal in UEFA CHampions League Group Stage.

    Arsenal will face the Sevilla/AEK Athens which I think is the toughest team we have to face in this group in the first game.

    I would like to comment of Edelman's thought of this

    “I think it is a very interesting draw. It is the first time in a long time we have been in a group where we have not played any of the clubs before. Obviously with Sevilla our hearts go out to Antonio Puerta and we send our condolences to the whole of the club. Clearly they are a force and have done very well in the Uefa Cup over recent years. We know Athens well, we have played there in recent times but we have never been to Bucharest before. So that will be a new experience. And as for Prague, we were there 10 days ago and played Sparta only yesterday. We know the Czech Republic very, very well indeed.
    SO we have to fight with a team which we can't know what's the style of that team.That will be dangerous to us but again,with Arsenal superior passing and team-coordination I think Gunners can mange them well.

    I think Fabregas and ROsicky will NOT HAPPY with this draw because ROsicky have to face another Czech club and Fabregas has a bad feeling about facing Sevilla in this group.It's not because they are strong,it's because he's sad about the fact he has to face Spanish club.

    THe death of Antonio Puerta even make Fabregas more sad.His goal against Sparta is dedicated for him.I hope there's not anymore that feeling in the game.The fact that Antonio Puerta is dead is unchangeable and even you commit suicide you can't get him alive again.

    I send my condolences to Antonio Puerta's family as well as his teammate.

    I think you always look at the groups and think some are easier than others but when the games come around they all turn out to be tough.
    Of course it's tough.If not how they can play in UEFA Champions League.But of course we didn't need to face teams like Lyon,CSKA Moskva etc.
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      I think Arsenal get a good draw in UCL group stage

      Arsenal is at Group H in UEFA Champions League Group Stage.

      Arsenal is drawn together with Sevilla FC (ESP) / AEK Athens FC (GRE),FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU),and SK Slavia Praha (CZE).

      Personally I think Arsenal has a good draw compared to other teams like Chelsea and Liverpool.

      What do you think about this draw?

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        Arsenal advance to UCL group stage handsomely

        Arsenal beat Sparta 3-0 at Emirates,making the aggregate is Arsenal 5-0 Sparta.

        Here's the highlight of the game;

        Gooners didn't need to wait long to see Gunners score after Rosicky came from behind to shoot the ball into Sparta's net.Actually Rosicky always use this trick in other games,but it always goes wide.But not in this case.

        Arsenal controlled the game overall,with some attacks from our opponent.But the presence of Fabregas changed the game.Just 8 minutes before the game ended,Fabregas used the same way as Rosicky's first goal in the game,just Fabregas did not came from behind to score the goal.

        Well,the two goals above is typical Arsenal's goal,which is resulted from fluid passing in the team.I must credit the second goal to Rosicky,who successfully tricked the defenders and ran to penalty box and gave the ball to Fabregas to finish the attack with another goal.

        Finally,Dudu scored for Arsenal for first time at 89th minute of the game.Nothing to say about this goal actually,Eduardo just raised his leg high enough to reflect the ball into the goal.But the Ade should be credited for this goal.

        Stay tuned for the UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw which is just two hours only after this post.

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          Wednesday, August 29, 2007

          Wenger is not going to bring in another players

          I'm shocked that Wenger rejected Adriano on a loan deal.

          I would like to quote some of his comments here;

          “I've been offered Adriano on loan and I said no,” said the Arsenal manager. “We do not need him and it was an easy decision to make because we're not out there to take a striker on loan.
          Yes,we do not need any striker actually.In fact our team is flooded with strikers.I think we need better defenders and midfielder instead.About the "better",I think only Wenger knows it whether Arsenal need it or not.We as fans don't know our manager mind.Our thinking is not as deep as Wenger and sometimes we can't understand why he takes some action which some people would think is stupid,mistake etc but at the end he brings Arsenal to one of the "Top Four" now.Arsenal's glory as today is brought by Wenger.Even Emirates Stadium is brought by him.

          “The agreement was for a loan. They wanted to give us a player but wanted one back in return. I won't say who it was but I did not want to lose the player they wanted. I didn't necessarily think Adriano would upset the balance of the squad but he has qualities we don't need.
          This is like a chess game.Inter Milan wanted to "exchange pieces" with us.Wenger refused to "exchange" because he don't want any major change to the team.Again,he's stating that Arsenal is flooded with strikers and we do not need any strikers at this moment.

          Wenger should go ahead with his plan and did not need to hear any comments from others.
          Arsenal fans will support you.

          How do you think about this rejection?Let me know.
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            Arsenal vs Sparta preview

            After seeing Arsenal's win against Man. City last weekend,it's turn to switch to UCL qualifying.Hopefully we didn't need to play UCL qualifying next season.

            Arsenal just need to make sure that they are not conceded more than 2 goals to win the games.Arsenal should head for easy win as they are playing at home.

            If Arsenal lost more than two goals to Sparta,then I think Arsenal should be punished by the fans.

            Talking about Sparta,they head to Emirates with a win against FK VIctoria,which will strengthen their play in Emirates.

            But again and again,if we play our game just like oour last game against Sparta,we will head to UCL Group stage with a 3 to 4-0 against Sparta and I don't think Arsenal will have a easy draw again just like many years ago.

            Strangely,Arsenal was not drawn with a very strong team in UCL group stage.We rarely meet teams like Milan,Inter Milan,Real Madrid etc.Therefore Arsenal could always lead the group easily,except last year when Arsenal just lead the group by 1-2 points.

            Arsenal just need to PLAY THEIR GAME AND NOT TO BE OVERCONFIDENT.

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              Tuesday, August 28, 2007

              Why England failed to shine?EPL destroys England's football

              Before I talk about England's national team,let's talk about our team first.

              Much have been said about Gunners are going to be "kicked" out in EPL games before EPL starts.

              But Arsenal proved that they are ready for that with their 7 points out of 3 games,which of course sounds better than last season when they only get 4 points out of 3 games;1 win,1 lost and a draw.

              But actually I think the "toughness" in EPL is caused by the referees itself.In European leagues such as Primera Liga and Series A,the referees are much more stricter,therefore the "toughness" is reduced and their play is less exciting compared to EPL.I think there are more people especially Asian countries who watch EPL than the other two above.

              Same goes to UEFA Champions League/UEFA Cup.The referees are more strict and EPL teams struggle more in European games compared to Spanish clubs or Italian clubs.

              England itself did poorly in European games now compared to Spain,Portugal, and others.

              I personally think that EPL destroys the England team,because of the following reasons;

              1.Too much international players
              2.Bad referees
              3.No coordination among the players

              I will first explain the first reason.In EPL,there are more than 60% of the players who are foreign players.I do admit that Arsenal contribute to this problem,but same goes to other teams like Man. U,Liverpool and Chelsea.

              The second problem I already explain just now.

              The third problem is from the EPL.I list out some of the England national players here;

              1.Rooney-Man. U
              2.Terry (C)-Chelsea

              Let's see now.The above players are from three EPL clubs.Most of the time they are suited to their manager command(Ferguson,Mourinho and Martin Jol) and very little time is spent on their national team.And sometimes they fight against each other in EPL.I don't think they can coordinate well in such situation.

              But nothing can be done to rectify this problem.EPL has brought fame,money and many more to England and without it,they will have a big problem.

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                Monday, August 27, 2007

                Premiership analysis

                Let's start with Premiership analysis.Before that,let's take a look at current Premiership table.

                Pos. Team P W D L F A GD Pts
                1 Chelsea 4 3 1 0 7 4 3 10
                2 Man City 4 3 0 1 4 1 3 9
                3 Wigan 4 2 1 1 6 3 3 7
                4 Liverpool 3 2 1 0 5 2 3 7
                5 Everton 4 2 1 1 6 4 2 7
                6 Arsenal 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 7
                7 Newcastle 3 1 2 0 5 3 2 5
                8 Portsmouth 4 1 2 1 6 5 1 5
                9 Blackburn 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 5
                10 Man Utd 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5
                11 Aston Villa 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
                12 Birmingham 4 1 1 2 6 7 -1 4
                13 Middlesbro 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 4
                14 West Ham 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 4
                15 Reading 4 1 1 2 2 5 -3 4
                16 Sunderland 4 1 1 2 3 7 -4 4
                17 Tottenham 4 1 0 3 5 5 0 3
                18 Bolton 4 1 0 3 6 8 -2 3
                19 Fulham 4 1 0 3 5 7 -2 3
                20 Derby 4 0 1 3 3 9 -6 1

                Arsenal has helped Blues to stand on top of the table now.Arsenal,Liverpool,Everton and Wigan is not far away and has one game in hand now.If only Persie can score the penalty against Man. City,Arsenal could probably stand on 4rd place now.Well,Arsenal position has improved compared to last season standing but there's always some room for improvement.

                I recalled back our last season's memory when we drew with Aston Villa and lost to Man. City because of penalty,but we can beat Man. United 1-0 at Old Trafford which most of the people wouldn't expect Gunners to win the game;with Man. United with its top form at the time,Arsenal poor start and the game was played at Old Trafford.

                This season we beat Man. City on our 3rd game.Talking about Red Devils I would like to comment about Manchester United vs. Tottenham game.

                Though Man. United has more chances and more shots than Spurs which has no shot at target for first-half,I think their performance is about the same and I think Man. United has poorer playing style for the beginning of the season(please note this comment is not based on Man. United poor start for the season).Could be the lost of Rooney and Ronaldo affect their way of playing?I think only Sir Alex Ferguson could answer them.

                But what separates them is the stunning goal from Nani,which I think saved Man. United from another embarrassment.And I think Man. United isn't gaining victory from this game,it's Nani who got the victory instead.

                Bolton started to get their EPL campaign right after beating Reading 3-0 at home.
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                  Sunday, August 26, 2007

                  Man. CIty defended well,but not played well

                  Well,Arsenal managed to stop Man. City from winning four consecutive games in EPL.

                  I still think Arsenal missed a lot of chances and Man. City defended well as well.Man. City blocked a lot of Gunners shot and they played very politely.But I don't think they played well.

                  Why?They have no or little fight to Arsenal.They were playing like a tortoise with its head in its shell.They came to Emirates just to get a point,maintain their unbeaten record and 0 goal record.Well,I think Erikkson used wrong strategy in this game.

                  About Persie's missed penalty is nothing to talk about.Penalty is about luck anyway.It depends very little on skills.

                  I'm happy with Gunners game after Fabregas scored stunning side-kick and break Man. City's 0 goal record as well as their successive wins in EPL.

                  As I said before,they maintain their play and Man. City couldn't do anything to equalize.The last chance by desperate Man City goalkeeper was saved by Almunia.Almunia is free throughout the game and he did less in the game because the game didn't require him to do so as well.

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                    Friday, August 24, 2007

                    Arsenal vs. Man. City match preview

                    Arsenal is out to stop Man. City another four consecutive win for this season.

                    But Gunners will have to play without Lehmann,our first-team goalkeeper who is injured for at least two weeks.( .Almunia will replace him for this match.

                    Gallas(groin) and Eboue is out as well and although Gilberto is fit for the game,Wenger would give him a rest because he has played a lot of games in Copa America.Toure would be the captain of the game.

                    But we are happy to hear that Adebayor is back to the squad and I think our attacking strength would be more stronger this time,though we will have to play without our regular captain.

                    And Eriksson have something to say about this match.
                    Source:Man.City official website.

                    And I would like to quote some of his comments here

                    "We are going to go there and we are going to try and play our way. But when you meet teams like Arsenal and Manchester United, you know that you have to defend.

                    "You need a little bit of luck also, because over 90 minutes, of course you know that they will create some chances – hopefully as few as possible. If you don’t defend well against these teams you have no chance of even getting a draw. Hopefully we will attack a bit better than we did last Sunday."

                    Not necessarily Arsenal is going to attack for throughout the game,I think Man. City can create some chances.Is Eriksson is trying to say that Man. City beat Man. United by defending?

                    About luck,I think it really depends on God.Same goes to Arsenal,if Gunners is not careful,Arsenal will have hard time to save the game.

                    Again,Arsenal need not fear them.Just play your game properly and you can win them easily.
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                      Thursday, August 23, 2007

                      I'm not worried about Lehmann

                      Actually before I saw the England-Germany friendly match I really think that Lehmann has a serious problem in his goal-keeping since Arsenal keep conceded for every match.

                      But after watching the highlights of the game above,I think Tottenham should worry about their goalkeeper instead.

                      Here's the highlights;

                      Lehmann was doing his job greatly,despite his failure to prevent Lampard to score England's only goal at that game.I don't think any goalkeeper can save the attack unless they were lucky.

                      Paul Robinson,England's goalkeeper is poor goalkeeper in that game.His failure to drive away the ball from the field cost England a lost in their homeground(I think it was played in England).

                      I hope Lehmann would not commit any careless or silly mistake in the game against Man. City this weekend.Arsenal must stop Man. City straight wins and break their "clean sheet record".

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                        Tuesday, August 21, 2007

                        Premiership analysis

                        Here's the current Premiership table;


                        Pos. Team P W D L F A GD Pts
                        1 Man City 3 3 0 0 4 0 4 9
                        2 Chelsea 3 2 1 0 6 4 2 7
                        3 Wigan 3 2 0 1 5 2 3 6
                        4 Everton 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 6
                        5 Portsmouth 3 1 2 0 6 4 2 5
                        6 Newcastle 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 4
                        7 Arsenal 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
                        8 Blackburn 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
                        9 Liverpool 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
                        10 Reading 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
                        11 Sunderland 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 4
                        12 Tottenham 3 1 0 2 5 4 1 3
                        13 Fulham 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
                        14 Middlesbro 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3
                        15 West Ham 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 3
                        16 Man Utd 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2
                        17 Aston Villa 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
                        18 Birmingham 3 0 1 2 4 6 -2 1
                        19 Derby 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1
                        20 Bolton 3 0 0 3 3 8 -5 0

                        Actually it's still too early to predict who's the best in EPL but let's see the table above.

                        I start with Man. City,which I think,has the best start in Premiership so far.Beating "weaker" Man.U 1-0 at home,Man. City gets all the three points from each match,which mounting to 9 points so far.

                        Talking about Chelsea,who luckily drew with Reds because of penalty which should not be rewarded at that time holds the 2nd place with a match ahead of Gunners,Liverpool,Aston Villa,Hammers,Blackburn,and Newcastle.

                        Next is our team,Arsenal which is at the 7th place because of alphabet arrangement.I guess Arsenal has slight advantage over the team because Arsenal starts with "A".

                        Teams that do not perform up to expectation is Man U,Tottenham and Bolton.Bolton is the worst performing team so far and filling the bottommost of the table.

                        Ok,I would like to comment of Mark Hughes remark that Arsenal complain too much about Blackburn.

                        I think we can only blame two things about this,the referees who allow too much physical gameor ourselves.I think we should blame ourselves,as refs are not allowed to be "blamed" most of the time.

                        I think Arsenal should know EPL is a violent game,and the refs allow that(unless it's too serious) and this makes EPL matches is so exciting to talk about.Gallas even quoted that he's ready for that "violence" and he wouldn't let Gunners "kicked" by Blackburn,or other EPL teams.

                        But it doesn't seem to be true.
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                          Monday, August 20, 2007

                          I'm very disappointed with........

                          Of course I didn't happy with the result.Actually I'm very frustrated at that time.

                          It's already too bad to see Arsenal drop points,I accidentally screwed up my site,causing the site's template to have to be reset to default and I have to make back all my settings I've done before.Fortunately my site is fully functional now.

                          Ok,back on the topic.Actually I'm disappointed with Arsenal's performance in second-half.

                          Not because Gunners were conceded at that time,because I saw Arsenal changed their normal play to boring defending,or Arsenal failed to counter the Blackburn's change of playing style.

                          When I saw Gunners were defending and Blackburn was attacking vigorously,I knew Arsenal could be conceded some time.Unless God blessed Gunners,Arsenal is not going to end well in that game.

                          I knew one of the factor why Arsenal dropped points in this game is because Jens Lehmann is not careful enough,or not precise enough to catch the ball properly.But even Lehmann could save that attack Blackburn's determination will get them a equalizer.

                          Then after Blackburn equalized then I saw some improvement in our teams.We started to control the game again but it's too late.

                          Arsenal started well,and ended well as well but they done badly between 50-75th minute of the game.I wish Arsenal scored that goal in 90+ minute so that Arsenal can maintain their play in that game.

                          That's the problem with Arsenal,in fact in every team.

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                            Saturday, August 18, 2007

                            Blackburn vs. Arsenal preview

                            I have something weird about the people's view about this match.

                            Some people would think Arsenal will be physically beaten by Rovers,some think Arsenal is ready for the physical challenge by Blackburn.

                            Wenger think Arsenal is ready for Blackburn's challenge.

                            But isn't the opinion weird?I mean Blackburn should be ready for Gunners challenge,not the inverse.

                            Though Blackburn has a good record against Arsenal,Arsenal is still superior than Blackburn.After all,Arsenal is still considered one of the "Big Four" in EPL.Arsenal qualify for UCL atleast,far better than Blackburn which can only qualify for UEFA Cup.

                            So,Arsenal need not fear for Blackburn challenge.Blackburn should fear Arsenal instead.Giants does not fear something smaller than them.

                            Same goes to teams except the other "Big three".Arsenal does not need to fear them.Just play your game properly and you could beat your opponent.

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                              Friday, August 17, 2007

                              Arsenal have the strength to win


                              Great quote from Wenger.I would like to quote some of his comment here

                              "But we are not worrying about that. We will worry about how we play not how they play."
                              Great.That's I want to hear from Wenger.We should worry how we play,before worrying how our opponents play.If we played greatly then we don't have to worry how our enemy play,unless they play better than us.

                              "For me, at the top level, it is very important that we stay calm. The players must be focused and also relaxed. It is like golf."
                              Yes,I agree too with his statement.I have repeated many times;we must stay calm,although the referee may not be fair to us.

                              The most recent example is Christiano Ronaldo,who was rewarded a red card because he committed a serious tackle to Portsmouth players.

                              In this case Ronaldo did not stay calm and the result,he gets suspension and the worse is his teammate Rooney is also injured and therefore,Red Devils are short of attacking players which is like Manchester United with its teeth replaced with a bad one.
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                                Thursday, August 16, 2007

                                Yeah,that's one that I want to see at Arsenal

                                Yeah,that's what I want to see at Arsenal.

                                Before I elaborate further let's take a look at the videos

                                Both Fabregas and Hleb finished well in that video and that's the scene I want to see at Arsenal!The coordinating is correct,the players are great and Sparta could not do anything to stop that.

                                Yeah,I want Arsenal to show us more stuffs like these.Arsenal must reach the level where the opponent could not stop us.That does not mean that I want Arsenal to dominate the game all the way.That will be too impossible.But I want Arsenal to do well in everything they have to do,or love to do.

                                TO defend well when they need to defend,to attack well when they have the opportunity,and of course,to score the goal when they can.

                                If Gunners could reach that level,then no one can stop Arsenal from winning everything.But to win Premiership Title we need another thing in common,that is consistency.

                                If Gunners are going to win the Title,Gunners must perform well in every game,no matter what the team you are going to face.

                                Without consistency,you can't win the Premiership Title.Look at Manchester United who drew with Portsmouth.They only get 2 points from 2 games.Not I want to exclude them from the possibility from winning the Premiership TItle,but of course this is not something nice to hear to Man U fans here.

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                                  Wednesday, August 15, 2007

                                  Sparta vs. Arsenal match preview

                                  Surely Arsenal has chance to win.Arsenal is more superior that Sparta Prague.

                                  Arsenal has only a disadvantage,they have to play them away which I think Arsenal could cope with them easily.

                                  Although Eduardo,Adebayor and Gilberto(I don't sure about GIlberto) could not feature in the game,but surely Arsenal current force could win them,provided they have better finishing and maintain their game,even after scoring or being scored.

                                  Actually Arsenal could win all teams in UEFA Champions League.I'm not bragging but if Arsenal really continue with their playing they will be very strong.The main problem for them is their mentality to maintain their play no matter how the condition will be,playing away games,playing without captain or even losing their manager.I'm scared actually if Wenger is leaving the club.I didn't know whether our kids could have such a strong mentality to cope with the departure of Wenger if Wenger leaves the club.

                                  ANd I would like to comment on this article from

                                  “We feel we could have had an easier draw at this stage. Sparta Prague are always in there and sometimes in the qualification group. For us it is crucial but we have got enough encouragement from our last game against Fulham.
                                  Yes,I agree with that statement.Now we face Sparta Prague in qualifying round rather than in group stage.If we can beat them then we have less one competitor when we reach the group stage in Champions League.I think we must take problems as oppoturnity.For example when Arsenal face Real Madrid last two UCL,every Arsenal fans were scared because Real has such a much great player in that team.But when we beat them we can eliminate the possibility to face them again.What I mean here is we have to face them once only.Arsenal would not face Sparta again in group stage.

                                  “We learnt from that game that we will have to fight until the last second. But Sparta Prague are a strong team and the first game especially is very important.”
                                  I agree too but I do not hope to have another Fulham case again.I expected Arsenal to win 3-0 and I didn't need to watch until the 90th minute to know the result.Arsenal must achieve that level to win.When we play against the weaker team like Fulham etc,we must show our superiority to them.Our standard should be much more better than them.Then Arsenal has the chance,to win the Premiership Title.If you are struggling to win all the Premiership game then you do not have the quality to win the TItle.
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                                    Tuesday, August 14, 2007

                                    Gilberto shocked not to be captain this season

                                    Source:RTE Sport

                                    I think Gilberto should be captain a season ago,immediately after Viera leave.

                                    Henry,though is a talented player is not a good captain compared to Gilberto.Captaincy should be given to a player who can look after the players and motivate the players when needed.

                                    Another example of a good captain is Steven Gerrard,he can save the whole team when needed.Last week it was his goal who saved Liverpool from more embarrassment.

                                    And I have a bad news,Eduardo da Silve would likely to not feature in the UCL game against Sparta.Same goes to Adebayor,Gilberto,Denilson and Abou Diaby.

                                    I will post the match review between Arsenal and SParta tomorrow.

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                                      Monday, August 13, 2007

                                      Sanzhez has something to complain about Gunners


                                      Do you have the proof that Gunners are diving?Or this is the way he release his frustration after losing the game in 10 minutes.

                                      Arsenal were dominating the game,press the defenders to the limits and getting the three poinst they should get.

                                      "It's a bit harsh, as a small club coming here to a big stadium and not getting those decisions."
                                      What decision you want to get,another penalty shoot-out which Gunners should get it too.If Arsenal can score that penalty too,and given Lehmann was more careful,Gunners could be also getting 3 goal differences and 3 points as well.

                                      SO there's nothing to complain about this match.Fulham should find its way to improve its game instead of complaining.

                                      And I would like to comment on current Premiership Table

                                      Pos. Team P W D L F A GD Pts
                                      1 Newcastle 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
                                      2 Man City 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
                                      3 Chelsea 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
                                      4 Arsenal 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
                                      5 Blackburn 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
                                      6 Everton 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
                                      7 Liverpool 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
                                      8 Sunderland 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
                                      9 Derby 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
                                      10 Portsmouth 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
                                      11 Man Utd 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
                                      12 Reading 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
                                      13 Birmingham 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
                                      14 Aston Villa 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
                                      15 Fulham 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
                                      16 Middlesbro 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
                                      17 Wigan 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
                                      18 Tottenham 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
                                      19 Bolton 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
                                      20 West Ham 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0

                                      Actually Arsenal's 4th place is because Arsenal's first alphabet.

                                      Manchester United,which get drawn against Reading in Old Trafford had to bear the double 1 place.Sam Allardyce seems to be so great after beating his previous team,Bolton and bring Newcastle to the top of the table.

                                      So it's too early to look at the table now.I'm just want to give you all the information.
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                                        Sunday, August 12, 2007

                                        Arsenal get their first 3 points,but............

                                        Fulham led first in just 2 minutes after the game started.Arsenal only equalized in 83rd minute with penalty-kick.Hleb scored the winning goal,just sufficient for the three points.

                                        But I can't trust Gallas's quote that Gunners can cope with the Premiership style of play.

                                        Arsenal can't play their natural way.They have to fight more to win the game.And the finishing is poor for the entire game.I watched the game with frustrations.The ball always fell on the goalkeeper's hand.And Rosicky's try is way out of the goal.

                                        I forgive Lehmann's mistake in 2nd minute,just after the game has started.Just don't make it next time.If Arsenal wasn't given the penalty-kick at 83rd minute,Arsenal will in deep trouble just because of his carelessness.

                                        Arsenal must have their play better and better,the other team is getting stronger.Even Birmingham can score two goals in Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.Fulham,has improved tremendously and same has to be said to all.

                                        MY VIEW:I"M NOT SATISFIED WITH THE ARSENAL'S PLAY IN PREMIERSHIP

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                                          Saturday, August 11, 2007

                                          Arsenal vs Fulham match preview

                                          I'm sorry that I could not update my post for a few days,three days to be exact because I'm sick.

                                          This is the first time in this season I've done a match preview.

                                          Arsenal,with the departure of Theirry Henry,Ljungberg had been said to lose their glory to their neighbors Tottenham.

                                          Actually,the main people in Arsenal is Arsene Wenger,as he's the only supporting the players;if he leaves now then it would be disaster to Arsenal.The players will lose their spirit and they will have to work without a manager.

                                          And all Premiership teams is getting stronger now.Sunderland,a new comer to Premiership beat Tottenham 1-0 and touching the top of the Premiership table,though it's just for a while.

                                          Therefore,we can't be too overconfident about winning the game and yet too scared to lose the game.When I saw the match report of Sunderland vs. Tottenham,I'm surprised that Martin Jol wants to maintain the 0-0 draw against Sunderland.I think this is the reason why Spurs lost the game to Sunderland.Yes,Spurs would like to share points with Sunderland,but Sunderland does not want to,they want to get all the three points.And this motivation drives them to win the game.

                                          Gunners should learn from Sunderland,have a purpose when you play a game.

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                                            Wednesday, August 08, 2007

                                            Gallas:our opponent could not kick us anymore


                                            I hope he can really show it to us this weekend.

                                            And I don't like to see excuses,I have heard it many times from Wenger,Gilberto etc and I don't want to see excuses anymore,especially when our new captain promise us the Title.If possible,I want the other 3 Titles too,Carling Cup,FA Cup and UCL cup.

                                            "But now we also realise we have to fight, to be compact and defend very well. All the players have benefited from the experience of last year and understand the demands of football in the Premier League.
                                            Yes,he's right.It doesn't matter how much the quality you have,the most important is how much quality you can put in the game.And as Gallas is a EPL player since long time ago,I believe in him.
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                                              Tuesday, August 07, 2007

                                              Arsenal jion Juventus and Inter Milan for getting Fernando Muslera.


                                              What do you think of him?

                                              And I saw an interesting article about Arsenal is going to be kicked out.
                                              Source:Times Online

                                              There's no use complaining about everything in football.Yes,the refs might be not fair,and made some wrong decision that could change the fate of the game,but what's the use?

                                              And sometimes when you complain too much about them they will take actions against the player or manager.Wenger himself had get himself fined for talking too much about the refs wrong decision.

                                              And the most important is too keep your temper,although you could be judged wrong by refs,or your boss in general.A lot of time when the players lose their temper they start to perform badly in the game.Same goes in many things,like in your work.

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                                                Monday, August 06, 2007

                                                Wenger:Persie had changed to a better player


                                                I hope Persie will not be pressured by the fact that he carry the task,that is to be Arsenal main top scorer.The whole Gunners is dependent on him and he represent Arsenal's soul of scoring.

                                                Actually I always liked his playing but I'm sad that he was injured heavily for a few months.If Persie is not injured perhaps he could bring Arsenal to slightly higher position.

                                                I would like to comment on the news posted on The Sun ,that Rommeddahl is quoting Arsenal is too weak to win the Premiership.

                                                Yes,I admit Arsenal is too weak to win the Premiership as EPL games is very physical compared to the other games.But let's see how Arsenal performs first in EPL.Talk is cheap.How about Liverpool,that just lost to FC Porto despite buying a lot of players into the team.

                                                And do Rommedahl admit that Ajax lost to a weak kids?

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                                                  Sunday, August 05, 2007

                                                  Wenger proud of his team's performance


                                                  Although Arsenal performs well against European teams like Inter Milan and Ajax,but EPL match is different.At EPL,the players were more "tough" and because of our player's body size is smaller compared to the other teams player's,Gunners are always bullied and play with a disadvantage.

                                                  Other than that,EPL teams is more on "air play";they do not pass around and did not have the patience to "walk the ball into the net" and therefore,always play long ball or long passing to the strikers.

                                                  And this creates a conflict between Gunners and the EPL teams,when their playing style is different with each other.If Arsenal could defend against the long passing by EPL teams,it's very good for Gunners.But if Arsenal couldn't,then Gunners could be in the big trouble.

                                                  And therefore,don't be too over confident that Arsenal will have a good start in EPL.It's always good to have a good play in EPL games,collecting all the three point;I wish Arsenal to win the EPL title,but don't be surprised if Arsenal could not fare well in EPL.

                                                  For your information,Man U 1-1 Chelsea for first-half in Community Shield.

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                                                    Saturday, August 04, 2007

                                                    Gunners gets another sliverware,thanks to Persie

                                                    Before that,let's see the the goal's video clip;

                                                    From that video,I found that Arsenal scores by counter-attacking Ajax and the most importantly Clichy can pass the ball successfully to Persie.

                                                    I didn't watch the second-half but I did watch the first-half.

                                                    In the first-half,Arsenal controlled the game for first 15 minutes.Ajax slowly gain initiative after that and at 30th minute,Ajax has more control of the game and at 40th minute,Lehmann was busy keeping away the ball from Gunner's net.

                                                    And actually both teams didn't deserve the lose the game,but Gunners sudden counter-attack made the difference.Arsenal's counter-attack was much better compared to Ajax.I was in first-half when Ajax can't counter-attack properly,especially in the first 25 minutes.

                                                    So,Arsenal won by better counter-attacking.I'm happy with the result although Gunners only scored a goal.

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                                                      Wenger:Sparta is stronger than before


                                                      Yes,I agree with him.Sparta is getting stronger and stronger.

                                                      Although Sparta is getting stronger,but I don't think it's strong enough to beat Arsenal,provided Arsenal maintain their play and have a careful defense.

                                                      And I think Sparta's goalkeeper quote that Arsenal is easier to play with compared to 05-06 time
                                                      Source:Sporting Life

                                                      Arsenal is totally different to before. [Thierry] Henry and [Freddie] Ljungberg have left, and there are young players. It is certainly better to play against them now than in the past.

                                                      "I would say the new stadium does not suit them yet. It is better to play against them rather than to play against Liverpool, who are a consolidated team."

                                                      I agree if he said Arsenal were easier to play now compared to 04-05 time but not 05-06.I think Arsenal is harder to face compared to Liverpool.Why?

                                                      Though Liverpool has bought a lot of player in their squad,but they need time to make their coordination correct.The new players has to be suited with current Liverpool players as well as EPL playing style since most of their player is not EPL player.If Rafa can't get their player's coordination correct,Liverpool will gone worse than before.

                                                      Gunners on the other hand,hasn't change much their team's coordination before.Although Henry and Ljungberg has leave Arsenal,but both of them were not involved much last season in Gunners squad.

                                                      I'm not saying that Liverpool is not strong,I mean Liverpool needs time to become strong and I think it needs at least two weeks.

                                                      About the new stadium,Arsenal has already proved it with their win against Inter Milan,a such better team than Sparta.And Arsenal deserves to win that game,with their domination and greater play compared to Inter.Even Manchester United lose to Inter.

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                                                        Friday, August 03, 2007

                                                        Arsenal drawn against Sparta Prague in UCL qualifying

                                                        Arsenal will face Prague for 3rd round UCL qualifying.

                                                        But Adebayor will miss our first Premiership opener against Fulham because of groin injury

                                                        Sparta Prague,or Prague or even Sparta for some people are also not bad although they are not too strong.I thought Arsenal would face Sparta at least in group stage in UEFA Champions League.

                                                        But I think Gunners are slightly better than Sparta,since Arsenal's game record against Sparta has been always good.But always be careful for surprises from Sparta,but with careful play and if Gunners maintain their playing style I think Arsenal could win easily.

                                                        I'm sorry because I would carry some maintenance on my blog so my blog will look messy for a while.But don't worry,all my post will be accessible.

                                                        Thank you.

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                                                          Thursday, August 02, 2007

                                                          Eduardo gets his work permit,and gets Arsenal a victory

                                                          Eduardo finally gets his work permit,and the best is he scored the winning goal in Amsterdam tournament against Lazio.Arsenal won 2-1.

                                                          Although I didn't watch the game for second-half,I saw in first-half,how Senderos crucial tackle gains the 5 point for Arsenal.And Bentdner's first score was very good too since he can control his ball properly and the most important,he can maintain his calm in this situation.

                                                          About Arsenal's conceded goal,I think it was caused by some slight defending mistake.

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                                                            Persie:I want to win stylefully

                                                            Before mentioning about Persie's quote,I would like to express my disappointment on FA.Why?Eduardo still not getting his work permit despite he's had came to Arsenal since a month ago.Source:BBC Sport

                                                            This issue should be resolved as soon as possible,especially in a country that had high reputation on efficiency of their work like England.

                                                            I think Fernando Torres is still not getting his work permit yet,but I'm not sure about it now.

                                                            Now,return to main topic.

                                                            Here's his quote

                                                            "I would never give that up. Only a few teams in Europe play the way Arsenal play. Personally, I will always go for a team where I would, for example, earn less money but the team plays fantastic, rather than go to a team where you can earn lots of money and win every week, 1-0, 2-0, and play a defensive style."
                                                            Yes,I would like to hear that,we want to be different.

                                                            Another team that has exciting footballing is Manchester United,their play has always daring.They have "never say die"attitude and that's why there are a lot of Devils fans.But I'm Gooners.

                                                            Chelsea and Liverpool on the other hand,I think is quite the same.So every time I see they play each other,I observed that their footballing is quite the same actually and therefore,quite boring to me.My view may wrong and will meet a lot of disagreement of Reds and Blues,but this is my view.

                                                            Arsenal and Manchester United on the other hand,has quite different footballing style.Manchester United had much more faster game the Arsenal.Arsenal's footballing on the other hand has some similarities with Spanish Primera Liga and Series A,but slightly faster than them.Red Devils has more "air" play,which means they play less passing and Arsenal has the name"the passing team" because Gunners play a lot of ground football and rarely they put some long passes,long shots like Liverpool and Chelsea. So when Arsenal play Man U there are always some exciting scenes there.

                                                            And we can conclude when the two teams has different playing style,and yet both teams have played their style comfortably,there are always some excitement in it.

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