Thursday, November 8, 2012

Walcott against schalke


           The contract rebel walcott has been in spotlight since the start of the season.According to him the reason behind his refusal to sign is that he needs to play as a center striker,while according to the board he is not satisfied with his weekly wage.Whatever may be the situation this post analyses his performance against schalke.
              Pros--    The goal he scored was very well taken.Giroud pondered while walcott pounced on it like a goal poacher.For the rest of the game half he helped sagna to limit the attacks through right side.Also he was trying to get himself into some interesting positions.
            Cons-Well the media,twitter ,fan pages ..have been praising walcott and the has him as the man of the match.But i think he was poor apart from the goal.Those who watched will still get frustrated the way he played after he received the pass.He takes the ball and tries t0o dribble it past two or three defenders around him,And not even once could he succeed.80%of the match saw him trying to cut inside,but was fruitless.Rest ,he crossed twice ,one to the stands and other to corner flag.While on the other flank podolski crossed twice ,one giroud scored and in the second goalie had the better moment.And in the 94th minute,one of the games best chances was given to him.He had the chance either to pass it to giroud or to shoot.I won't have a go at him for that,cause every striker misses chances.
        Well ,he has changed the fans hearts with his hattrick against reading and the brace against coventry city.He has improved his finishing ,but still lacks crossing and the intelligence of what to do with ball against teams which doesn't give him space.If you analyse him his 7/8goals -3 versus reading,2 versus coventry,1 vs west ham,1 vs southampton were against teams playing desperately for goal/low standards.I won't  insult his finishing,cause he is becoming a lethal finisher but,he has along way to go before he gets $100k weekly ARSENAL wages.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Emmanuel Frimpong MR DEENCH

         As i have written in the beginning i would be writing about our favourite arsenal players.First article was about arshavin and now a youngster.Our club is famed for its youth academy and the latest to enter the first team is Emmanual Frimpong.

        Emmanuel Yaw Frimpong is his full name.He was born in kumasi,ghana and moved to tottenham at the young age.Arsenal signed him at the age of 8.And according to the research he scored his first goal against coventry club.(sorry if iam wrong).The dynamic man came through the ranks after ten years of hardworking and remember it is not easy and only a few can do it.
     The lad was given the scholarship(a on pics,thanks to arsenal youth) after he impressed the coaches with improved performances.Then he won the double fa cup youth cup and premier league academy in the year 2008/09.Next year too, he was a member of youth team which won the fa youth cup.Every talanted youngster gets his chance and frimpong got it.Wenger selected him in the pre-season team of 2010.And in the emirate cup he was unleashed and he started both of the games.Lots of appreciation was won from the pundits as well as the fans.But injury struck him and he lost the chance to break into the first team along with his friend wilshere.
           The boss was very much pleased with his attributes especially his engine.Frimpong in my honest opinion never rested on his laurels and continued to work harder.The reason was obvious, fight for a place and also he loved the club deeply.Another interesting point  to note is that he formed a formidable partnership with wilshere at the heart of midfield  at his younger days.This will obviously help the club in the future.

        The year 2011 came,and frimpong broke into the first team.First match ,against liverpool he had a good game until the red card.Another game in which he really excelled was against manchester city.In that game against the billion dollar team he controlled the midfield.He also got another start against olimpiakos.

           Now looking at his game he is a defensive midfielder .His engine never stops and he has physical power to out muscle opponents.Tackling is good but only experience will teach him the correct time to execute it.The dynamic midfielder has a never say die attitude .Positioning and man marking has to be improved .Even though he had a good game against city,he should have done much better when they counter attacked for the last goal.But experience is teacher and with many games under his belt he would be a glowing star for arsenal.Only disappointing game he played according to me,is his last game .But he will overcome that and will be ready to pounce on any opportunities he gets.

          Let me explain guys,another reason i want him to be a great player.Looking back at our club, we have lost many players (good or bad)  just for money.Samir nasri is the latest to go.What i like in Emmanuel Yaw Frimpong is that he LOVES ARSENAL DEEP FROM HIS HEART.He is a player who has lot of passion for our dear club.This could be understood from his deed,words and action for the last one year.

          And another noting point is that even when he had the opportunity to play for england(which has more chance to win trophies than ghana) he rejected it and decided to play for his own country Ghana.This is quite remarkable.This underlines his dedication for his homeland and also the fact that he does what he feels in his heart  ..

      So guys lets hope he turns out to be another gem uncovered by arsene wenger.With games under his belt i would be expecting him to frimpong his opponents.What i think he needs now is lot of games which he will get if he goes out for a loan.Lets wish him best of luck.

bye tc
alfin thomas

p.s  has been out for a week with a lot of project and xmas celebrations.sorry for that.And after watching yesterdays game am frustrated to write about it.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Arsenal vs Villa

     The present arsenal unlike past does not falter at pressure anymore.This could be told since watching their performance yesterday and have in your mind we had lost our previous match too.Dropping two points yesterday could have been catastrophic  since all the team around is winning.

      About the match to be frank this was a different villa team according to their performances,they were ready to attack and played a high line.Schezny had to make a good save at the start of the game.And the goal came across the run of play,arteta taking a hurried throw walcott showing some skill and then he was pushed back.Referee pointed to the spot and persie scored his 34th goal.We controlled the game and finished off the first half.But villa attacked after the half and for the first time vrmalean mad a mistake and villa scores.Substitution were made with benny,arsh and roscky  on the field.We attacked and got a lot of corners but couldn't convert.6minutes before the full time benny stuck with his head following a corner from van persie.Yeah we scored in the 84th minute and finished the game with authority.

   Overall a good performance from the lads.Frimpong did not had a good day.But he will improve.Wenger surprised with coquelin at right back.kos had another superb performance,mert was cool,verm except the mistake was as his usual .Anyway great performance showing the heart for grinding the result and well played aston villa.

bye tc

Monday, December 19, 2011

Arsenal vs City

       Our unbeaten run in the premier league for eight matches is over.Thinking about the game i really feel disheartened about the result.In my modest opinion we should at least have taken a point back home.

         The first half,both teams were full of energy and the pitch was crowded.City were better with players movement but arsenal defended  neatly.Schezny had to make one important save of ballotelli magic.At the other end  arsenal lacked creativity  and the wingers couldn't penetrate the defense.But we had fair share of chances.The most notable one was koscienly running from the back line to their box.But our captain took the shot which was blocked but eventually fell on the feet of ramsey.Had he taken a shot without touch or had he not touch it at all we could have scored.As the game progressed on city took lead with what i call a team blunder,First gervinho made a poor pass,they counter attacked koscienly couldn't cover his man and the seven arsenal men in the box couldn't nullify two city players ,schezny couldnt palm away the ball safely and they scored.Then suddenly the pressing was gone,space opened up and  the game was fast.It was post to post and we scored once but flagged offside by just..They too had their chances and to their dismay one hit the post.Well walcott who was anonymous for most part of the game hit a shot but hart blocked it away.Then another attack resulted in the ball hitting hands of richards but penalty was not given.Substitutes arshavin nor chamack couldnt be a super sub as we lost the match.

   Well lets hope for the best guys .And lets hope arsenal make amend against aston villa.come on gooners

bye tc

Friday, December 16, 2011

Transfer rumors (Joking!!!)

        When i was much younger i used to be crazy for transfer rumors.It would make me sit down and read all the bluffs  available.But as years passed by and when my intelligence grew(it has to) i tried to control myself from reading it.But to be true, i cant  control myself now too.(even though i  don't believe it unless from a very reasonable source). It is  the natural curiosity of any human being in wanting to know what will happen next.Here it is combined with the love for the club praying to be linked with a player who could transform the club to its next level.
                                   Now its middle of december with only a few weeks left for the transfer .So now i look into what the transfer mill is offering for our club and its credibility.

                                    Not just this site but many have been linking us to benzema.Whoah think deeply,do you feel he is gonna come to arsenal.Mourinho likes him a lot and preferred him to higuain against barca.With such confidence on him, will he be transferred to arsenal?think.


                                  Do u think wenger will go for alex.He is very happy with his current centre backs and mind you if he ever needs one will he go for alex or last year in contract man cahill?


                                 Not just this site ,but i used the site since they are bluffing too much for hits recently.When we have song ,wenger a great admirer of frimpong ,coquelin pleading for chances ,do you think wenger will go for another defensive midfielder?

                                  Just another article for hits. Even though it clearly mentions argentina ,the news is simply bad.

                                  Just after a good performance against man u media have been linking us to shaqiri.Well they think wenger will take any player who played nicely against their rivals.The news is waste as we have too many men playing in that position.

                                   If i continue with it the list would be big ,so iam not prolonging it.Let me share you another experience i had today.I stumbled across the news heading 'vieria to arsenal'.Surprised by the heading and not knowing what was ahead i clicked it.To my annoyance the author fooled me by telling vieria was a second division player in spain.I was pretty aghast by the incident and decided to write about it.

                                  Well there are many ,iam sure you have seen it as  much as i have seen.There are many reliable news circulating like wolfsburg interested in rosicky.Its true as their manager have spoken it out  publicly of their desire  to get rosicky as wll as bayern forward olic.Podolski news have been brought as he has ascertained that he want to leave abroad and wenger spoke of the chance of bringing in a new striker.

                                  What i am trying to tell you is please don't get  hyped by the transfer rumors running wildly .When i read comments of a transfer page i notice many of them yelling at wenger for trying to buy the player (as on that transfer page) .Well i don't  understand the logic behind it,reading a rumor and cursing the boss.So think for a moment before commenting and believing it.

                       I dont know why the bad fate is always with arsenal.We have drawn milan.Damn it .Why didnt we get other six teams.Lets hope it is for the best.Come on gooners

bye tc
alfin thomas

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Arsenal out in youth FA cup,bunjaku leaves

         Not good news at all.First our youth team is out of the FA cup with a lose against derby.The game had moved into the extra time where the winner was hit.But the truth is that we dominated the game but could not find the winner and certainly bould was an unhappy man at the end.I dont know why all the upcoming goalies are good(like argentinian goalie martinez) charle cook was exceptional yesterday but could not stop the winner from being scored.

       The other is a bitter dissapointing as a fututre prospect bunjaku has left the club.When i had watched his matches and clips i was impressed by his flair and touch.But due to unknown reasons he have left the club.But wenger knows the best and i trust in him.

        Transfer rumours are running high ,currently linking us to podolski and torres .Wow the name sounds good but it  circulates just because of the fact that wenger mentioned about strikers .Not much news otherwise

bye tc

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hints on transfer

         Another quiet day has passed with no major news.Only good news has arrived from an unexpected area ie transfer.Wenger has stated he is ready to buy a striker when january window opens provided he finds a great buy.Unlike the transfer rumours this is authentic as it is published in official website.

        Earlier in the season when he was asked of the chance of buying a striker (since both chamakh as well as gervinho arse leaving for ANC) he stood to his ground stating there is much cover in the attacking department.So this is a good news for all the fans and lets hope he really brings one.

      Gibbs who has been out for a while is expected to be back on last week of the december.Well,i hope he could stay fit for at least one month.Wilshere who is injured is currently enjoying the nike photo shoot and other commercials.Get well soon.And our youth team is taking on derby in the third round of FA youth cup.In the loanees news dennilsen has quoted he doesnt want to return to arsenal again and love to stay at sao paulo.Man that is something awful speaking since he has received around three red cards after playing few matches,not a  stat to show your love for your loanee club.

bye tc

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santos out,City lose

         A day of mixed emotions for arsenal fans.Our brazilian defender santos is out for three months.So the situation is not good for arsenal considering zero options at full back.Sagna is out for further one and half months and gibbs have not played five games in a row.What we have at present in the defence is four central defenders excluding squillachi,and a young defender in miquel .

       You will also be surprised at the way santos is out.Really angha 18year old reserve arsenal player was named in the squad but had to be removed in the last minuted due to some paper problems considering his registration.Santos at the first sight was a  useless defender according to many fans.But he removed all the doubts with his improved performances.And his silky brazilian flair will be missed during this congested fixtires.Also he has scored two importan goals durung  his 14 games ,more than  what clichy had scored during hiss full career at arseal.We will be missing you man.

       The other news is that manchester  city has lost for the first time this season.They had to accept defeat at stamford bridge .What does their players have to say now?Kolo toure was asserting few days before they can match the arsenal invincible's.Well  they cant. even stay undefeated for half the season.

      Our younger  playres on loan especially watt impressed earning a penlaty ,and both freeman ,aneke played half the match.And vela continues to impress yesterday with an assist.keep up the work  lonees.

 Not much news and transfer rumours have been a little quiet .But i think now having a problem at left back we could be hearing a few players name playing in that position.

 alfin thomas

Monday, December 12, 2011

Once a gooner always a gooner


The much anticipated  ceremony   is over and the emirates was rejoicing its legends.The legends one by one filled the fans with memories of the past.Each one have their own moment registered in the history of arsenal and in the heart of the fans.And yesterdays game witnessed another legend in the making robin van persie.And his exquisite left foot voley will be in the heart of fans as one of the best goals theyhave seen with respect to technical genius.The goal was not a fluke as most wonder goals are but was a magnificient piece of skill from the man of the moment.And the legend henry was there to witness as well.

The three legends statues were unveiled as part of celebrations.The three really deserved it and in my honest opinion i felt bergkamp too should have been honoured.He was the man that kick started the next generation arsenal.But still there is time.

And when henry was displayed his statue,he was quite emotional.he thanked his team for the success and was simply delighted.He clearly is a gooner.And  he ended his speech by procalimimg ONCE A GOONER ALWAYS A GOONER.Yeah right.We all should be proud for supporting this great club with such a great set of legends.Hats off to henry.

Now to other news ,it seems spurs have fallen at last away to stoke.Always a tough place to play .And apparently redknapp have blasted referee after the match.Let me be silent,iam not going to comment about the match.Also it is being reported that everton has requested henry for a laon deal.I think that is baseless since everton would not be able to offer his salary.

bye tc
alfin thomas