Newcastle win is great – but Arsenal’s 10-step rebuilding programme continues

Three wins in a row, the rebuilding continues. by Konstantin Mitov

Hello lovely Arsenal people from all over the world! So we pulled off another away win, and it’s been forever since we last won 3 league games in a row, and after the international break it’s great to start with a win.

In all honesty it was a pretty dull game, especially the first half, but in the second we managed to raise our game enough to beat a poor Newcastle side. It wouldn’t be Arsenal if we didn’t leave with a pinch of salt as a clean sheet would’ve been nice though.

We were sleepwalking the last 10 minutes and we allowed a cross to beat our defense and Cech made a save, but again we learned nothing and conceded the next cross. Eventually we saw the game out with ease, but I want to see high concentration throughout 90 minutes.

This made me think of a list of the things I feel need to improve in order to regain our top 4 status.

1) Improve the defensive performances.
2) Start to win away from home.
3) Better results against the top 6 teams.
4) Improve training sessions.
5) Drop players if they don’t play well.
6) Reduce individual mistakes.
7) More managerial instructions and better half time talks.
8) Improve players confidence.
9) Tactical awareness and pressing.
10) Playing players in their best position and using a formation that works for them.

We can go into great detail for each point, but so far considering how many things were wrong last season, it would be truly miraculous if we just started dominating every game.

Players wise I still want to see Lichtsteiner over Bellerin as well as more minutes from Torreira, but if the results keep coming in, you can’t complain. We have the Europa League and then Everton is the big one. If we make it five in a row that should give us more confidence and bring more trust to the manager’s ideas.

Finally, I’m really impressed with Emery’s improvements in English and his desire to speak with the media and the players in the language of the land he works in. Hopefully this continues and the teams overall performance follows with it.

That’s me done for today. Have a great week ahead of you and I’ll see you all in the comments!



  1. gotanidea says:

    Hey, let’s make it simpler for Emery by emphasizing on the point 5

    Drop any player that doesn’t play well or presses half-heartedly, because we have another player in each position

    Once all outfield players work hard with the high pressing system, the defense will improve and there will be more chances

  2. ks-gunner says:

    Nothing to say else besides that Arsenal should make sure to off loud some players who are earning much money yet are not good enough to be the backbone of our team. I like Miki, i am okays with Ramsey, okays with Bellerin as well, but in case of us having the opportunity to replace them with future prospects or expensive buys who would make the diff, i would do in a heartbeat.

    The uefea league games are the play grounds where those who are waiting are going to prove their superiority to the manager. That or they will continue warming the bench.

    All of you a good weekend as well.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Agree on the UEFA League games

      Let’s see which fringe players have given up and which ones still have the flame

  3. Sue says:

    All I ask of Emery is that he starts Torreira!

    1. GunnerJack says:

      . . . and hopefully does not drop Guendouzi to make way for him – there are others more deserving of being dropped.

  4. john hodges says:


    1. What an idiotic comment. Do you expect us to demand for the league title without even qualifying to be in the top 4 first? You got rocks in your head bro?

      1. john hodges says:

        qd and you have nothing in yours.

  5. baba Sagna says:

    I swear to God and my momma’s breasts, I don’t know what Mustafi does for a living, football or comedy…d guy seems so easy to dribble past and even fell in a heap dat Grandpa Sokratis had to scrub his bald buttocks with an iron sponge… Arsenal has a lot of comedians but Mustafi is d king, dat guy is an accident.. please gooners I need a stat on how many times he’s been dribbled past by both young, average and matured players… even kids seem to dribble him like dat Newcastle rat dat played on d wing.. Lolzzzzzxxxx…even d new grandpa seemed more composed, Mtcheew, Sowi peeps I just had to spill the beans

    1. Phil says:

      Can you PLEASE leave your MOMMA’S BREASTS out of it.As if we haven’t got enough to talk about without your Mums Tits becoming a point of discussion.You need to grow a pair pal( balls not tits).

        1. Declan says:

          Oh so effing funny both of you !

  6. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:


    Soyuncu is playing for Leicester U-23 . that’s a player you “scouted” and you keep crying over here that we should have gotten him like he’s the best thing after Nesta

  7. Sue says:

    Listening to Shearer say the defeat to Arsenal hurt the most, more than all the others as Arsenal aren’t very good……. ??????

    1. Kenny Rolfe says:

      Yeah, I got that little snide comment from Shearer Sue, do you expect anything else from him, he’ll be alright when he’s beloved Newcastle join Stoke in the second tier. Why doesn’t Wrighty defend us? Like all those pundits, more worried about his job.

      1. Sue says:

        Not at all Kenny. If we’re ‘not very good’ as he says then what does that make his beloved Geordie boys?!!!

  8. Kenny Rolfe says:

    Konstantin, I don’t know what Cardiff have to do with yesterday’s game, that was gone weeks ago, but one thing you did get right was Lichtsteiner in for Bellerin. Again this incompetent defender was missing for the Newcastle goal, still on his way back from attack. I mean, what on earth is he doing in attack when we’re 2-0 up and in injury time. Mind boggling

    1. Declan says:

      I wondered about the Cardiff headline too but hey, it’s Konstantin the proverbial turn up late at the party and talk rubbish writer.
      OT Hammers beating a very bad Everton team 2-0 after 30 minutes.

      1. Admin says:

        Oops my fault, not Konstantin’s. Posted that too early this morning. Bloody Saturday night parties!!!!

        1. Declan says:


  9. Midkemma says:

    2) Start to win away from home.
    This sounds like we haven’t won away from home yet… On an article which recognises we beat Newcastle which was an away game.

    4) Improve training sessions.
    As far as I am aware, the training sessions have changed and many consider to be a big improvement. We have read reports about OJ being banned because of the sugar in it, we have seen strikers do push ups for missing shots… We have read many articles which indicate the training has gained in intensity, being better in many peoples view.

    5) Drop players who don’t play well.
    Xhaka has been dragged off at half time, Ozil has been dropped, some players have suffered for poor performance under Emery. If Emery thinks they played well then that is his opinion and if not playing well he does appear to drop them.

    “We can go into great detail for each point, but so far considering how many things were wrong last season, it would be truly miraculous if we just started dominating every game.”

    Could go into detail about each point but it sounds like you written this last season while Wenger was still in charge, many of the points raised appear to have been addressed and we need to have some patience to allow the development to happen. As for the start to dominate, why not? We might… We might get better each week at Emeryball and have a dominating run towards the end of the season, even Wenger got most of these players dominating every game for a short period and if one of the results of a higher intensity training is better consistency then… Why not?

    Big changes can happen via many small changes, we have seen these many small changes start to happen and we can either have patience and give Emery a chance or we can QQ like little children because a magic wand wasn’t waved around for instant results.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Midkemma, agree with you; from what I have seen and heard #4 and #7 are being addressed, we can only assess half time talks on improved 2nd half performances, players being subbed etc and away form has improved.
      Hopefully Emery will address defensive deficiencies by playing Lichtsteiner at RB (leadership, exerience, tactical awareness, tough tackling and winning mentality) and start Torreira. Mavropanos and Holding hopefully will get opportunities in the Europa League to put pressure on Mustafi. Also Arsenal must adopt man to man NOT ZONAL marking!
      Looking forward to clean sheets in the future. ??

  10. baba sagna says:

    hey Phil, reckon u could lend me ur pair of balls, Lolzz.. Mustafi’s brother

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