Is the idea teams who aren't as good technically should just lay down and let Arsenal pass around them like training cones?
Arsenal fans are so annoying lol, some just don't have a clue
when the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea
To be honest I think Wenger lacks the managerial ability to toughen up his purchases in the way that someone like Ferguson can. If Wenger focused on adapting his players to the physical aspect of the English game instead of complaining about it and making excuses for it, that would be a start. Evra, and Ronaldo were particularly players that took time to adapt, but Ferguson had a plan and it worked out. Ronaldo is surely the most victimised player in the Premiership, but everyone else gets on with it.
Wenger must take responsibility for his short comings in the transfer market. He purchases foreign technical players, and rather than surround them with physical players than can do the graft, he's employed this 'beautiful football' atmosphere which just isn't going to cut it in the premiership. With Anderson and Nani at Man Utd, they've clearly understood they have to battle in games. Ferguson must have also understood they have the ability to adapt into the English game, Anderson transformed from an attacking midfielder into a box to box midfielder. Wenger musn't prioritise a players ability to adapt, he needs to rethink his philosophy on player recruitment.
Man Utd - Carrick, Hargreaves
Liverpool - Alonso, Gerrard
Chelsea - Essian, Mikel
Villa - Reo Coker, Barry
Man City - Fernandez,
Pompy - Diarra, Diop
Everton - Aint got a natural one since Carsley, Neville can do it though
Blackburn - Mokeana, Tugay
Bolton - Muamba
Fulham - Bullard, Davies
Middlsborough - Julio Arca, Shawky
Newcastle - Barton
Hull - Boatang
Stoke - Olifinjana, Faye
Sunderland - Taino, cant member the otha man
Tottenham - Zokora, Huddlstone
West brom - I dont no tbh
West Ham - Scott Parker, Mullins.
Thats one/two players from each team, who will get stuck in, kick you about, win you the ball, drag the game on their shoulders. They set the examples for the team.
Arsenal had Gilberto Silva and Flamini, lost em both and didnt replace them, Denilson is a wippet. The mix of youth and experience, Defensive and attacking is very important. Arsenal dont have that.
arsenal spent most of the twentieth century playing ugly long ball thug football whilst spurs, liverpool man u and even chelsea were known for playing the attractive game. yet now they think they can claim to be the only team trying to "play football"
to say your players are getting fouled deliberately is utter bullshit. i would agree that players at less fashionable clubs do up the physical element of their game when big teams (and teams that perceive themselves to be top 4 contenders) visit them, but its a crock of shit to say that they target arsenal.
was it not vieira and petit who used to kick strips out of players, normally not even trying to play the ball?
were your players not deliberately trying to injure nani in the FA cup last season?
did martin taylor really make a career ending two footed lunge like diaby has on at least TWO occasions ?
players at all clubs get injured, for instance i remember seeing one of wengers kids, muamba, make a horror tackle on gareth bale last season to end his season in november.
to conclude, wenger is talking shit in order to deflect attention away from his clubs poor form and so he can use injuries as an excuse as they have a tough run of premiership games this month
I found this quote on 606, and I think it raises an interesting question:
"wenger is one of the biggest destroyers of the english game. he wants a no-contact game where none of his players can take any blame and moreso wants the english game to be dominated by foreigners who know not of english traditional passion and heart.
hate something, hate wenger."
Lovely bits of text there.
All I will say is that post-Capello (and even pre-Cappelo), you wouldn't say no to wenger as England manager would you...
1. muamba was on loan at birmingham last season so was therefore still one of wengers players
2. the diaby tackles; one was at bolton last season, he was sent off. you've clearly seen it and are playing dumb. the other was in pre-season against madrid from what i can remember. i also seem to remember another in the champions league.........
3. i think you must have not seen the nani incident when your players were kicking him as he was juggling the ball. it was not a solitary challenge by flamini, it was from what i remember, eboue, gallas and a third player kicking him as they couldnt take the ball off him
4. vieira...the most red cards in premiership history. it speaks for itself
why are arsenal crying? players are getting dumb wage and are crying about being kicked? Get on wiv it. Every top team gets kicked up but the best can still win from it.