Wenger wary ahead of Arsenal facing yet another bogey team

When we saw our last six matches we all knew that Arsenal could not have had a harder set of fixtures. After getting whacked by Sp*rs, we then had to face a Man United managed by a Mourinho who Wenger had never beaten in a League match before.

Then we had to go to another bogey team in Southampton, where we hadn’t won in the League since 2003, and now we travel to Stoke, where we haven’t won a game for the last six visits stretching back to 2010. We somehow managed to win the first two, but is this Stoke game going to be one too many? Arsene Wenger is obviously wary, knowing we simply have to win to keep our hopes of the Top Four alive.

“Traditionally there is a fierce rivalry and they had always a very direct game against us,” Wenger said. “Overall, I must say as well that they have had good teams. Stoke are now regular participants in the Premier League for years, and that means that anybody who goes there is in trouble.

“We have to show character again. We know we have to play to win the games, so let’s keep the focus on the way we want to play and on our team spirit.

“You can see that the team is together, fights and is ready for it and we have to recover now physically and see how everybody is for Saturday and see do I need to make some changes. Does Koscielny come back or not? How bad is Chamberlain? Because if he’s not bad it would be quite welcome because he is fresh.”

Saying that the Ox is fresh sounds a bit strange considering that Le Prof has already given the opinion that his hamstring injury was caused by fatigue!

But there is current form in our favour, with Stoke’s only win in the last 9 games was against relegation candidates Hull City, and they have nothing left to play for. Hopefully they will have their heads already on the beach when Arsenal arrive!



  1. Goonerboy says:

    Hopefully West ham have their heads on the beach when they play Liverpool too…..

  2. Goonerboy says:

    Am so nervous about this one, but I think the players will be boosted by the their wins against United and S’oton especially whom we haven’t won for a long time..

    I will be glad if we are to play before Liverpool and win to put more pressure on them cos I know they won’t win their match….we always have it easy against Stoke at the Emirates and I wish we were playing this at home at this crucial stage…

  3. wenger out says:

    Le Fraud got lucky last two games, three in a row , well more chance of a pig flying.

  4. Goonerboy says:

    Sanchez will grow more angry when he sees Chelsea lifting the trophy after leicester lifted it last season, to make it worst, Chelsea beats us in the FA cup final, there is no way in hell he will stay….

    1. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

      Agreed he’s offski

      Congrats to Chelsea
      See contes reaction.. That’s passion

      Tired of being in there shadow been that way for more than a decade.now

      1. Rox says:

        Yes congrats chelsea,i say it begrudgingly,but they deserve.We need to show that same kind of resolve and fighting spirit,because stoke would enjoy nothing more than tripping us up.This is where being ruthless is everything,we need to kick em in the teeth hard,no fancy pansy football.We need the win

  5. John0711 says:

    Well done Chelsea miles better than anyone else and leagues better than us. Their mama et is decades ahead of wenger

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  6. The real Robin Vanpayslip and not that other fake one says:

    No need to worry Arsene. You are doing a great job and long may it continue.

    1. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

      Absolutely wenger forever
      Seriously forever
      Does he have a son…

      Pass the torch

  7. legend henry says:

    How people still see Wenger as the man to lead us forward is beyond me

  8. Yossarian says:

    Playing for the Wenger Trophy now, so I expect Arsenal to win.

    It’s all about the Wenger trophy. It always is.

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