Arsenal Opinion: Go for the throat! by Toby Leach
Ok, so its Sunday evening and once again I am sat here on a big soft pillow with an “I’ve just been buggered” look slapped all across my Chevy Chase. Seems to be a regular theme after watching the Gunners play these days. Like all emotions though, its never good to bottle them up. So I understand fellow fans, or breadbins as I refer to them as, venting there spleens (other internal organs are available!) at whomever or whatever they deem responsible for this circus of a season.
The players owe the manager, and more importantly the Arsenal fans, big time on Wednesday night. I don’t for one second think we will win the game, nor do I even feel its important to do so. What I do feel is important is that we give it a right go and go down fighting.
Its not quality that Arsenal are lacking it’s confidence, and when it goes then every single game is a grind. What we need to do is lash out against Barca and treat the game as a complete free hit. We are Arsenal and we all need to remember what this club stands for and the type of football we play.
In recent years we have been a procession based attacking club that scored plenty of goals but this season we have been a pile of…….. well due to admin’s recent and relentless crackdown on profanities I’ll leave you to assume the missing word. I’m not sure if buggered will make it past language control either but it is in the dictionary so it would be bordering on communism to remove it..
Anyhow, I’m deflecting as my therapist would say. The truth is I am sick to the back teeth of this season and I am disturbed, not by my team’s results, but by there lack of identity both in style and character on the pitch. I want us to go to the Camp Nou and just have it out with Barca on Wednesday. I want the players to go for the throat as opposed to just going out with a whimper trying to contain and limit damage. We’ve always said we can give anyone a game on our day, so going all guns blazing is far more likely to pay off for us than any other approach, especially with the players we have. The players and fans all need a proper Arsenal performance to unite again and that’s what I want more than anything because I miss my team.
PS We may never have won anything in the Nasri, Fabregas and Van Persie era, but we played some absolutely cracking football, and we used to hand out some serious arse whopping’s on a regular basis. Oh how I miss those trophyless days! Lol.
Nice thought I we have neither the quality or fight to beat Barca.
Our football is not that good /attractive these days and is a bad copy of Barcelona’s system.
We will see little of the ball and will most likely loose. If we win it’s because Barca would have done enough to win the draw and will be content keeping the ball to rest for the next match.
Doesn’t make me feel good but that is just the REALity of it.
What bloody guns, we only have pop guns with Corks in them. CB
To all the Gooners going over to Camp Nou to watch the horror show. Save your money and feed the poor. You will get immense approbation and satisfaction. ‘Cause we all know what’s going to happen there. Oh God! When will this agony end?!
LOL@ Lord Banter best advice I have seen on this website in ages. Focussing your energy on the poor rather than highly paid and unconcerned players and their manager gives me great fulfillment. TRY IT GOONERS. YOU WILL JUST LOVE IT !!!
yes please go all out guns blazing.
And wenger gets kicked out by the arse.
what a nice strategy.
Expecting the entire back 6 to be absolutely turned inside out come wednesday.
Every arsenal fan gets ridiculed and swears never to return at the emirates again
Ha, ha, I was going to post the same thing until I saw yours. My prediction was 7-2 though.
The original board were the cause of all this trouble. They should have done some homework on the Irish jig wearing yank.True blue cowboys wear stetson ‘s.
The greed of the hierarchy. at the Arsenal sold us up the river.
Season ticket holders must unite to protest.
‘What a shame the board recommended a Kroenke takeover and paid Rothchilds 3m fee,’ Bracewell-Smith wrote.
‘And how deeply I regret selling to Kroenke. #AFC’
well thanks nina ..thanks alot
It was Rothschild’s who brokered the deal with Stan? Did not know that. But it says a lot…
Hehe, how can I buy a single share of Arsenal FC?
So let’s play the board can’t be any worse that we got now. At least the board no how to make money,this team don’t know how to play football. CB
it a wrap for this season, cheerio till next season.
See how grownup men will be molested come wednesday.
I wish chambers and flamini could start so that we lose 17-1.They retire from football
and start playing hide and seek.
It will be a game of men v toddlers
The cannons are there but we have inept commander and frightened soldiers.
we have no cannons…….. Only from pictures
usmanov an dein to roll into the emirates like batman and robin.
shame it will never happen….stan will milk this club and we will never hit the summit- or close
this is a gd time to start new hobby an not commit all my time to all things arsenal and muff
Yeah gun blazing! like we did last season or the season before or the one before that. Wenger Out!
Speaking to the Evening Standard, the German World Cup winner said: “We cannot afford to concede [but] we have to go there
and try to attack, no matter what.
“That is the only possibility we have. We can be fortunate to have such a big game in front of us but I cannot predict, it is really hard.
“Barcelona is the ultimate team at the minute, so we are straight away under pressure. But the confidence is there, we are just missing something.”
don’t tell us what to expect against barca….. Bunch of Jerks in arsenal uniform and a chicken in the mangerial sweat coat….
So u say we are missing something?….
Yea we miss proper fighters on the pitch ….. U are not a captain material mert!
Metro talking about a new contract for the ox who can’t play more than 5 games in a row. Hopefully it’s just their usual BS!
PER:”we are missing that killer instinct…even in the box we could find the man on the right position but we are missing something”. similar to what TH14 said at the begin of da season.! now per is also seeing that we need a striker!!…
Per is missing his vertical leap.
I used to play volleyball but since I was shorter than the average, I had to train my vertical jump. I saw tons of players like Mertesacker, ones who have been tall all their lives and haven’t had to do anything to train their athletism. That is why he has and will always lose against shorter forwards who actually trained jumping.
Per is our leading defender for headed clearances, and its by no small margin.
And he also leads in ducking most of the times, and it’s by no small margin
Yea! Arsenal will beat Barca and knock them out of this season Ucl competition.
We need a change of a different food on the table for a change of our appetite from the usual single food we’ve been regularly served since February this year. And that changed good food is what Arsenal will serve us on the table at Nou Camp to wet our appetite and feel very good and happy on the night.
Final Score: Barca 0-3 Arsenal.
u need to quit sipping from a bottle of delusion….. Our problem is bigger than ur idiomatic FOOD!
Food is a metaphor.
I think you’ve been eating insufficiently cooked puffer fish!
If Arsenal were a server I’d give him/her a 17 cent tip on my bill of 98 dollars because of the stale and crusty fish they served to me.
Well you must really love the ticket prices, not to mention air fare.
Come out guns blazing only to be out gunned? What’s the use? It’s yet another February/March melt down happening all over again. And it’s not going to end until Wenger is gone!
I think Barcelona might be in for a rude awakening, the sleeping giant ..G rude awakens ..Coyg.
That wouldn’t surprise me! ?
We lose at home to Swansea then Watford, Only to go to the Nou Camp and whipp Barcelona out of the champions league! ???
I just hope that Barcelona show some sympathy towards Arsenal, once they go 5 nil up! … ?