Posted on December 13, 2014 by ADMIN

Arsenal v Newcastle review – First class finishing Guns down Magpies

Arsenal fans were understandably worried about which Arsenal team would be on display against Newcastle United at the Emirates today. Would it be the gutless Gunners that were simply blown away by Stoke City last weekend or would it be the awesome Arsenal that tore apart Galatasaray in Turkey?

And while Arsenal did not take the lead quite so early today, there was no sign of the timid performance that we put on at the Britannia stadium. The goal was not too long in coming either, giving Arsenal a rare first half lead in the Premier League. An excellent cross by Alexis was brilliantly headed in by the very sharp looking Giroud.

To be fair, the Gunners could easily have had the game sealed by the break, and Danny Welbeck was really unlucky to have his goal disallowed because of a very soft free kick decision from referee Lee Mason. His finish was fantastic and he looked completely gobsmacked at the decision.

There was a good shout for a penalty on Alexis Sanchez as well, but the free kick was given just outside the area. Apart from that, Arsenal played pretty well but Newcastle are in form and confident after beating Chelsea and they did cause our makeshift defence and midfield plenty of problems, but we stood up pretty well and would have been very unlucky not to be leading at halftime.

My frustration with the ref carried on in the second half, as he kept letting players in black and white off with a warning before adding the name of the Ox to that of Bellerin for two harmless tackles. But there was nothing Mr. Mason could do to alter the result.

Santi Cazorla scored a really good goal with a burst into the box, and a sublime finish from an Alexis assist. And then it was three just minutes later with Giroud bagging a cool second with a flicked finish. So with half an hour to play we were in cruise control.

But a bit of a switch off in defence from a free kick gave the Magpies hope with Perez getting on the score sheet. But we never really looked in danger and could have scored again, with Cazorla and Gibbs shooting narrowly wide from two of our many chances.

Podolski came on for Giroud with nearly 20 minutes to play and while we still looked to score, Arsenal were very professional and kept possession well and defended as a unit when needed to give the away side no encouragement. And after Coquelin came on for Alexis to shore up the centre, Welbeck won a corner which Cazorla scored with a cheeky chip to make it 4-1 and a thoroughly good game all round. Young Maitland-Niles also came on at the end for his EPL debut.

So with five wins from six games, can Arsenal fans look on the Stoke game as a blip and look forward to a happy christmas?

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164 thoughts on “Arsenal v Newcastle review – First class finishing Guns down Magpies

      1. ArseneIsYourDaddy

        I remember the Arsenal scum screaming “sell Giroud”, “sell Santi”, buy Balotelli insted of Wellbeck”, “sack Wenger”, “sell Poldi”, “sell this, sell that”,.

        Arsenal has the most weepy young feline fans in the business.

        There are thousands of Spuds with more class than the Arsenal p*ssies.

        I watched Dortmund fans sing all the way through their game even when they are at the bottom of the Bundesliga. God, Arsenal are WEAK and WEEPY.

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        1. Luko Bratzi

          Agreed all you Wenger bashers and player knockers eat Ya heart out instead of always thinking you know best get behind Arsenal sure they are gonna have a bad day but look how many players out and players available having to play out of position Would Chelsea,City United be where they are if half there team were injured let’s give Wenger some credit he never says when they lose it is because of injuries get behind him and the team we will be up there CB

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              1. CraigZWE

                We knew they would return after a win.

                But AOB’s can always be found.
                AOB’S got balls that’s why!

                AKB’S are like Wenger and most of our players

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          1. mohawk

            What the f#ck are you babbling about? Are you seriously giving Wenger credit for his players coming around to form. Notice the team did better without Ramsey – that was not Wenger’s doing.

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            1. bazooka

              Ok, so basically u are saying that if the team is in shitty form it’s Wenger’s doing, but if they are in awesome form it’s not his doing???!! Wow so much hate in there…

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            2. Luko Bratzi

              Talking about players who played out of position through injuries no fault of Wenger,give the guys some credit and stop wining we won CB

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        2. true goon

          the question is would we have played so well if there wasn’t so much pressure being applied by the fans right now?

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      2. arselonia

        For the record, Wenger did very well today in terms of approach. If I criticise him when he’s shit, I will credit him when he’s not.

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    1. Wazzzimbo

      Santi is in sublime form. I also prefer Debuchy/Monreal filling at the back in absence of Koscielny more so than Chambers. Chambers should be Per’s backup and not play alongside him because they are too alike. Bellerin & Chamberlain made some fantastic attacking runs at times, but looked shaky on the ball often giving the ball away too easily. A deserved win nonetheless. COYG!

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      1. alejandro1301

        Sorry for just replying to make my comment noticeable, but I believe it is a strong advance. All players fought for the ball when we where out of possession! Just like Alexis does… Winning 1 v 1 challenges, running for the ball as it was the last chance many times, if we keep playing like this, Arsenal will be joyful to watch, as we have to agree we’ve been kind of “boring” with the passing around the area and all that. I have hope we’ll be consistent from now on, next game at Anfield will be a test on that.

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      since the days of the AOB revolution…….. Galatasaray 4:1 , Newcastle 4:1………. Say what you will, but the AOBs are the ones who will put pressure on wenger and bring about change…..Beep!

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      1. Redsoldier

        I think you are wrong. The AOB revolution started at west brom game (the banner) so technically u forgot to add the stoke 3-2 win against us. No thanks to the AOBs but more like Arsenal players in finally taking responsibly and not just leaving the manager high and dry for the critics to dive in. Well done Arsenal….that also includes the fans not just the AOBs.

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      2. arsenal207

        it’s ok to be AOB but it is not ok to keep moaning about Wenger in every comment. It’s like Wenger r**ed you or did something so bad that you have nothing else to say. The house of Razid and the house of Aeon, are you neighbors?

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      3. Trevor

        So the aob are the reason we qualify for CL each season instead of becoming a mid table club. Yous should celebrate the top for finish a bit more proudly in that case.

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    3. ab04

      Great game from the boys..Happy bday santi he is in sublime form..well deserved gift!
      Loved ox and giroud today!! With such emphatic wins we should have a great mentality going in the festive period.coyg!!

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    4. arselonia

      @admin
      ”Welbeck won a corner which Cazorla scored with a cheeky chip to make it 4-1 and a thoroughly good game all round”
      admin you are pardon for the mistake.. it was a PK.. we all in victory mood.

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    5. Grim Bligh

      Good win expected against a middle team table.
      You replace Flamini by a strong DM,you get a good powerful CB ,you put back Debuchy at RB and you have a competitive team.
      So close but ultimately never there.Transfer window here you come….

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    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy

      I trust Wenger. All these Arsenal fans that have their FIFA14 coaching badges cannot find their rear end with a mirror and a flashlight.

      Instant Internet “experts”.

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      1. SoOpa AeoN

        “FIFA14” , the only word in his vocab……… Daddy would Leave one day and he will start cheering for Monaco ….L()L

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        1. bazooka

          Yeah if we can jump to fourth by end of dec, we could give pressure to the top 2 on the second half of season..

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  1. RSH

    we’ll let the AKB’s have their day. 2 wins in a row, omg, Wenger is God! (still happy for the 3 points obviously)

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    1. Budd

      There’s no such stuff, you people wanting Wenger out split the fans in AKBs and AOBs. But today the whole stadium sang for Wenger. So fuc k you!

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      1. Mick The Gooner

        Only at the end of the game – the AOB’s are the ones that leave before the final whistle.

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        1. sanchez17

          Actually it was about 65 mins in the first time they sang when big Quinn mentioned it

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      2. RSH

        You can’t deny a part of the fanbase wants a new manager when the exact opposite happens when we lose a match, a round of boo’s. I guess AKB’s dont exist that day…

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        1. Budd

          I am not an AKB but on such days (like the one at Stoke) appear on this very site to have a sting at the Wenger out brigade. Winning today was a team work (note I don’t say Wenger although with the little resource we had it could be easily attributed to him) and everything fell in place. It is crazy to believe, I admit, that we will win at Liverpool but that’s what I believe. And yes, I will be upset if we lose there but I won’t mind too much as after that game we will have almost everyone fit. Let the show begin.

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          1. RSH

            honestly, I can’t understand what you are trying to say. You only come here to get on the backs of people who want a new manager, and at the same time you don’t care about the results we pick up. So are you just a general football fan?

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            1. captinweestain

              Come on man, he’s happy we won, forget the manager and theink about our mighty gooner win
              Which………….. 1 smashed to smithereens.

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              1. RSH

                he responded in the first place. Nobody forced him to. He’s allowed to post his opinion, and I’m allowed to post mine.

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                1. captinweestain

                  I understand you want change, but this was a win.
                  What is there to complain about ?

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                2. ArseneIsYourDaddy

                  Stop weeping. We won.

                  The Assistant coach at St Mary’s United knows more than a football fan. Don’t get carried away by your “knowledge.”

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                3. RSH

                  i know we won. Does that not mean I can’t talk about a larger issue if I want to? Nobody if forcing any of you to be apart of my conversations. Sorry if they annoying you, but you are on a public forum.

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            2. Budd

              Yes, a general football fan who happens to support Arsenal since 1986. Been through this many times and yes, I was also one of the people saying Arsene who?

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              1. RSH

                well honestly I think there’s a difference between being a “general football fan who happens to support Arsenal” and an “Arsenal supporter”. You seem to care about results way less and you even said so yourself you only came on here to get attack people who want a different manager. What does that say about you? You don’t have to agree with me, but honestly you are barley offering any opinion at all, which isn’t the same thing as being neutral, its just ignoring a problem.

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        2. almostawinner

          AOBs are still arsenal fans: we like it when arsenal win.
          i loved the game today.

          the reason i want wenger out is that I want arsenal to win *more* often, to spend on world class defenders, to win silverware, to cause fear in other teams, to not have >50% of our squad injured.

          not everything that is good is due to wenger,
          not everything that is bad is due to wenger.
          but overall, there are too many obvious mistakes he’s made in transfers, playing players out of position. and god knows what’s causing us to have so many injuries. the long term is still against him.

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          1. almostawinner

            i did notice wenger has made some changes. less tiki-taka. more direct balls and longer balls.

            also: at the end, more shots, even some speculative. that is all good.
            no more walking into goal; also some shots from outside the box to make the defenders come out more.

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        3. captinweestain

          Calm down gooners, we won, lets not cause a split
          US GOONERS MUST UNITE!

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  2. ras911

    No more AKB vs AOB bullsh*t for today at least plase! amazing win by the boys!!! COYG!!!!!

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  3. captinweestain

    That was fing easy, no negatives at all Good permonce through out
    Can’t comllain

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      1. captinweestain

        Yes way man, bellerin hmmmmmmmm more physical, but that cross prhraaaaaaaaaaw
        Putting on Niles as well, can’t wait to see Crawely

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        1. Mesut O-grillz

          haha what?

          Great match, but there are always things we can improve on… like counters.

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  4. Budd

    So, the whole stadium sings for Arsene. Eat your heart out, fuc kers!

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          1. captinweestain

            Just going to the pub, im in a great mood, but i need someone putting me on a downer…fancy a pint ?

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        1. BigWilli

          whats that for an attitude?!
          its bcoz of ppl like u this club is happy with 4th place trophy !

          imagine everyone would live with this attitude:

          at school, uni like: doesnt matter what mark i get, i enjoy being here.
          u go to a game like: doesnt matter if we lose, i enjoy seeing the match.

          i mean common buddy… thats an attitude for spuds!
          i want my team to win things just like bayern, madrid, man u, chelsea, city, psg, barca, atletico,…

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          1. RSH

            Impossible to be a “fan” of something and not care about results. Just let him keep talking honestly. Hopefully he’ll realize at some point he makes no sense.

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    1. RSH

      underrated player for us. He can frustrating a lot of the time, but he scores goals.

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      1. almostawinner

        hey, if giroud can keep them coming, i’ll be the first one to STFU.

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  5. Mesut O-grillz

    Ox, Santi, and Alexis played well today. And way to step up Debuchy.

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      1. Mesut O-grillz

        indeed. Everyone played well to be honest, just got lazy on that set piece.

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      2. ArseneIsYourDaddy

        Got to admit. I thought Coq would play based on experience. But wenger KNOWS MORE THAN US.
        He obviously sees Bellerin’s talent. RB problem solved. Bam !

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  6. juhislihis

    Great performance. Gutted with the defending at that free kick but let’s excuse that with the makeshift defence.

    Wenger ain’t going nowhere this season, no need to support him but the team needs the support.

    Sanchez, Cazorla, Giroud, Debuchy and our fullbacks, oh my were they good! Bellerin assisted one goal and played key part in the first one. Great finish by Giroud.

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    1. juhislihis

      Oh and I might go little ahead of myself but my MotM.. Bellerin!

      He was little uncareful few times with the ball but other than that he blocked many crosses, made great runs, asissted a goal, made crucial interception for the first one and overall was impressive.

      Who saw his dribbling through 6 Newcastle players in the first half? Resulted in the corner but damn that would’ve been a nice goal!

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      1. Budd

        I liked him in Istanbul as well, Wenger said it that Bellerin was class also as LB.

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        1. juhislihis

          Me too. Versatility is awlays a plus. IMO he needs a to bulk a bit so he won’t be bullied off the ball. Build like Debuchy so he’ll maintain his blistering pace.

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      2. RSH

        agree. Bellerin was great going forward, good enough in defense. Hopefully as he develops he will improve that side of his game. MOTM is Giroud for me though. He started the attacks for his first goal, great finish for 2nd, and all around great holdup play.

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        1. YingYang69

          Id have to go for Oxlade… his all round game was immense.

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  7. John Legend

    What was that? Did we actually play like that? Hmmm…
    Good win today anyway

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    1. captinweestain

      Good win indeed, tuff game today (not targeting you by the way) scoring 4 goals
      Onward and upwards
      COYG!

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  8. Mick The Gooner

    By the way, when’s the last time Szczesny kept a clean sheet? Aston Villa away all those weeks ago?

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    1. captinweestain

      Ay mon he pulled of time awesome close saved shots, c’mon gooner

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    2. juhislihis

      He made that crucial double save in the first. Nothing he could do in the free kick, the first guy was a N’castle player in the bunch. Never ever should it be the opposite’s player there.

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  9. Charlie Nick

    The run begins…….
    Good win against very average team…good performances all round…weve got some good youngsters coming through. Come on Arsene …buy a decent centre half and strong midfielder and you’ll hear singing like that every week

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  10. JADON

    Play with determination, hunger, desire.. that’s what gets you 3pts in a football game. Any idea as to why Campbell didn’t come on for Welbeck in the last 15mins?

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  11. Mesut O-grillz

    Thank you Newcastle for beating Chelsea last week. Now come to the Emirates so we can score 4 goals on you.

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  12. AYZAY

    We played shit, wenger out, new castle almost won’t, giroud was shit, carzola, damn i just hate the game, aobs anyone, talk to me aobs whatsup, u mofos r silent, talk brothers

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    1. Justsoccerfan

      Yes remember me, I still want wenger out. Is not like we win the league.

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      1. Brada b

        Jus because we won doesn’t mean he can stay #awout i dont care he still have to go i support the boyz only not the manger & board u thumb down o well !!!

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        1. ArseneIsYourDaddy

          Wenger hss a new contract, the Board and Kronke loves him. 98% of Arsenal fans love the man.

          So all you can do is post nonsense about firing Wenger.

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    2. John Legend

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    3. RSH

      so you obviously skipped a ton of posts above you. We’re still here. And a win against a team we beat every season isn’t going to make me love Wenger all of a sudden. Nor is another 4th place finish which so many fans seem contempt with.

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  13. AussieGunner247

    Hopefully the game against Stoke gave wenger and the players a kick up the backside and we will actually see a consistent arsenal

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  14. haywill

    theres only one arsene wenger!!!!! ole ole!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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  15. captinweestain

    THEO, OZIL, WILSHIRE, PLUS NEW SIGNINGS TO COME…………
    UNSTOPPABLE…
    A MOVIE COMING SOON MAY 2015
    Get your tickets NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

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  16. Sumo

    Newcastle done and dusted. Liverpool now. I miss Mesut, Walcott, Jack and Arteta. (Ramsey just got injured. Give me atleast a week).

    Onwards and upwards Gunners.

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  17. fred cowardly

    After all the crap we have been through, we REALLY needed a blowout in the Premier League. A big win.

    Really happy.

    Also happy that Cazorla played well.
    Giroud scored 2
    Sanchez played brilliant as usual with assists, if not goals
    Defense was fine.

    All in All. Happy

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  18. Sumo

    Bdw did you lot see Mrs. Koscielny? Thank you camera man. No wonder Mr. Koscielny is so smiley all the time.

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    1. juhislihis

      I didn’t even know Koscielny had a spouse. He doesn’t spend time at the tabloids. Seems like a family man, stand up guy all in all.

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    1. Mesut O-grillz

      It was. If Santi was confident enough to play that shot, it might be a sign of more goals to come.

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  19. antonioro

    Leave wilshere and Arteta out of this,they are useless anyway

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  20. Justsoccerfan

    I find Giroud look hunger after his injuries. He is not my favourite but well done for his two well taken goals.

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  21. Ks-Gunner

    Moral of the story. Competition brings the best out of players. Giroud man of the match for me.

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  22. Ks-Gunner

    Every player was fantastic. Bellerin has good career infront of him.

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    1. captinweestain

      He needs to bulk up a little, put his pace is record breaking.
      Beat Theo.

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  23. Mesut O-grillz

    So what do we want from this Liverfool/Manure match tomorrow? A draw?

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    1. RSH

      Liverpool win for me (with some red cards perhaps??). I dont think LFC is good enough to get to top 4 this season, so might as well enjoy some Utd dropped points.

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  24. Sumo

    This may be in a years time (after September 1st 2013) that Wenger openly said we need cover. Last time he said it in a post match press confrence we got Mesut Özil. Who will it be this time? I think he has it sorted. Who ever it is, get him on January 1st not 31st please.

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  25. MIA GUNNER FAN

    NO BETTER STATEMENT THAN ROLLOVER THE TEAM THAT BEAT CHELSKI A WEEK AGO FINISHING MAUREENS DREAM…..GO GUNNERS…. OTHER POSITIVES WENGER IS SEEING THE LIGHT SLOWLY BUT SURELY WE (AOB) ARE MAKING THE DIFFERENCE…CHANGING GIROUD FOR POLDI ON A TIMELY MANNER, ROTATING PLAYERS (TRUE OUT OF NECESSITY) THE MAN IS CHANGING LET’S KEEP THE PRESSURE IT MIGHT BE WE WILL HAVE BACK THE WENGER FROM PAST..

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    1. YingYang69

      So basically you cant be wrong… if Wenger loses games you are correct for wanting rid and if he wins its because you were correct for wanting rid.

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    2. ArseneIsYourDaddy

      You really think in your mental delusions that Wenger listens to you?
      You need medication.

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  26. alejandro1301

    The good: Great win, clinical finishing, santi sublime, happy birthday for him! bellerin, alexis, ox, giroud all positives.

    The bad: Conceding a scrappy goal, that’s really shocking defending.

    The frustrating: Welbeck’s run in a counter during the second half. Doesn’t seem to get them right!

    The “piss off!”: Goal disallowed, getting an early 2-0 lead would’ve been fantastic although today’s win was great. Also the yellow card to the ox, after he pardoned lots of the toon army players.

    Overall, good performance, at home and in the EPL. Missed them for sure, hope we get into a run. Also, loved Bellerin going forward, I have to say he still looked raw defensively, although first goal comes from his interception. Almost scored a Messi-esque goal! Very promising indeed. Let’s get behind the team and hope AW makes signings, also a nice draw in the CL would be well received. A Latinamerican TV show made their own draw and yeah, we got Bayern AGAIN. I laughed, but really hoping it’s not the case.

    COYG!

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  27. AYZAY

    And wenger just said in the post match interview that he would buy a defender to cover for kos

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  28. Ks-Gunner

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  29. RSH

    why would people who want a different manager all of a sudden change their minds just because we beat Newcastle? This was a good game, nobody’s ignoring that we played well. Lets just see how our season ends, which sadly I’m going to predict another 4th place finish. You AKB’s may be fine with that, but a lot of Arsenal fans want better for this club, especially those that pay Arsenal ticket prices. Its so easy pick a side when you only watch on TV and dont travel or anything, but a lot of people spend a lot of time and a TON of money. How is it fair to them we have a manager who thinks 2 CB’s will get us through a full season? I’m not ungratful for Wenger, but Arsenal as a club needs to start looking forward. As for the free-kick goal today, personally it would’ve been a miracle if we kept a clean sheet today so im not caring much. 4-1 victory all that matters, even regardless of the whole manager controversy, I want us winning every single game. If Wenger wins the title and I’m wrong and look like an idiot, so be it. I’ll bow down to all of, you sadly I’ve been around long enough to know its not going to happen.

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  30. royalman

    Giroud/welbek combo is so good, welbek charges with pace, giroud strong, assist n more experienced at scoring. All round good game. But we should correct loosing ball too often.

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    1. Charlie Nick

      Welbeck played well today also. Like the way he tackles back and puts defences under pressure. With Alexis doing the same, really think we’ve got great strength in that area. Please please just sort the defence out…if so, could still be a great season.
      Would SO like to shut the commentators up who treat us as lightweights and worship at the church of Mourinho

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  31. Jude

    very good win for us to begin d festive season and remember arsenal are very strong in dec.and january.may be we would win the league.its possible or dont u guys feel the same?

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  32. YingYang69

    I think the players put that performance in for Wenger. Players stated before and after the game just how much Wenger means to them and ox in particular pointed out how sometimes you must look no further than the players.

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  33. frank

    God win for the lads. A few more of those and we will be fighting for forth, ha.

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  34. Aussie Jack

    As always these days my focus was on Alexis he`s just a delight. The other guy to take my eye was the referee. I don`t know how referees are judged and if they are biased but there`s an awful lot of, not only bad decisions ,but some are bordering on criminal. All the Arsenal players had a good game and there was nothing wrong with Wellbeck`s disallowed goal but he must practice ball control. Good tempo, good concentration for ninety minutes and very confident, well done Arsenal and, for once, well done Wenger!

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  35. Bartender

    Great game, good goals and all but it doesn’t change that we still fighting for 4th place and that is unacceptable.
    We gunners deserve to be up there with chelsea, we shouldn’t settle for 4th place!!!
    Someone at arsenal is not doing thier job and therefore need to be sacked.

    Great win though,haven’t been this happy for a while now.

    But still fighting for 4th this early in the season is UNACCEPTABLE!!!

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  36. BigWilli

    wenger out!

    good game. weak newcastle side.
    first time ive seen us playing fast attacking football this season.

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  37. SoOpa AeoN

    “FIFA14” , the only word in his vocab……… Daddy would Leave one day and he will start cheering for Monaco ….L()L

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  38. Zapperkid

    Where are the wenger out fanboys?? go hide yaself. Great performance by our team today, Bellerin was good today, brilliant finish from Giroud whole team played great :D, good to see some young lad ( Maitland niles ) getting some first team minutes, also good to see Debuchy can play at CB.

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    1. Mick The Gooner

      Let’s not kid ourselves in saying Debuchy can play as CB. He put in a very good performance today but realistically we still lack a third centre back – something I was pleased to hear Wenger acknowledge in his post-match interview.

      Personally I hope we go for a top class centre back as a new first choice rather than just a decent one as a backup. By class I mean the likes of Hummels – if we want to be title contenders we need top notch players in defence as well as attack. At the moment we have a good defence (if they’re all fit for once!), but we’re still behind City and Chelsea in terms of quality, and of course we need a defensive midfielder too.

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  39. marky958

    AKBs break out the Labrini! Yes the team done well today, but Wenger will always be himself come January clueless! Let’s see what happens against the Big boys next year, oh yeah where the AKBs last week when we lost against a pub side!

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  40. Ig

    up until last week- arsenal didnt score 4 goals in one singel game.

    fans booing wenger- arsenal scored 8 goals in two games.

    now tell me why we havent done it long time before.

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  41. bazooka

    Waiting for the day we could unite as one gunner;( I mean even after a win I could sense so much hate inside the arsenal body….

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