PL: Manchester United vs Arsenal | 17/09/06

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Rohit, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Mulberry21

    Mulberry21 New Member

    This made me think of something: compare Moaninho's reaction when Chavski scored (it was practically an eyeroll, saying "why am I even here, why do we bother playing, just give me the 3 points and I'll get going"), and Arsène's reaction when Ade scored (pure bliss, bouncing like a little boy. Put a huge smile on my face. Well, it would have if I wasn't already grinning after the goal :D ).

    I think that says a lot about the philosophy of Wenger v. the philosophy of The Special One ("big clubs don't win ugly" v. "victory above all"). Which is why the Chavski-Liverpool game was so boring, whereas the ManUtd-Arsenal game was the epitome of a great match (you've gotta credit ManUtd. too, of course). On the pitch, we have dignity. We feel the need to play "attractive football", because otherwise victory won't mean as much. We don't want to become a team that wins while putting everyone to sleep. Classless Chavski is the exact opposite. It's "we're winning, so everyone shut up and let us go on with our job". I firmly believe that Moaninho, the Chavski players and the fans have lost the ability to actually enjoy both victory and football itself.

    Looking at Willy Gallas celebrating at Old Trafford, I think that's true.
  2. Da New Kid

    Da New Kid New Member

    I just got to see the game today and man I gotta admit it was beautiful.

    The midfield:

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Gilberto ::::::::::::::::::::::::::
    ::::::::::::::::: Fabregas :::::::::: Rosicky ::::::::::::::::

    Splendid. I must say Rosivky was player of the match in the first half, totally incredible. Fab is a magician and gilberto always handling all the dirty work.

    Hleb did really well too, I was actually surprised by him. Ljunberg had a great game, too.

    Ade was good all throughout the game, still he had like two chances wasted, chances Henry would'va used to score. Deffensively we were a 4-5-1 and attacking we had a 4-3-3. I think with the players we have it should be our natural formation.

    I was really pleased.
  3. Mulberry21

    Mulberry21 New Member

  4. I have something for yeh all

    it just sums up Man u haha !


    Priceless :D
  5. GoodOldArsenal

    GoodOldArsenal New Member

    What a great match! The sound of gooners outsinging the man un-united fans, a great goal, Gallas celebration after we won, saf admitting we were better than his side...

    Not a bad way to start the week.
  6. Sol man

    Sol man New Member

    Here you go
  7. Rodelero

    Rodelero New Member

    Mmm, i'm sure its more like the fact we have 3 players all who want the spot :l

    A rotation of 3 players in one spot is very silly for 3 players of their calibre.
  8. Rodelero

    Rodelero New Member

  9. hujja

    hujja New Member


    You took the Ole Gunner screaming picture for your avatar. I was going to do that.

  10. the dawn raids

    the dawn raids New Member Trusted

    agreed. his through ball for Adebayor for the penalty was fantastic; very reminiscient of his ball for Henry against Juve at Highbury last year. again, much like the Boro game, i dont understand why you sub him off when hes consistently one of our most creative outlets and setting up so many chances. it wasnt like Ljungberg was putting in a performance worthy of staying on the pitch over him.
  11. junialum

    junialum New Member

    Ljungberg is a battler but he is losing his shine. I will always count him as one of the most loyal most devoted Gunner that I know. Always does his 120% even when unfit. Something that Henry should learn from. But yes, he is losing his shine.

    Cesc gets subbed because he is young. Many forget he is only 19 years old and that means he is still not a many and may not be able to weather many many games. But that boy is physically picking up. This is the same reason why Walcott was not brought on. Protection from the brutal and crazed Neville that did Reyes in.

    Adebayor seems to function better than Henry in the lone upfront role. It could be down to physical prowess. He is by far our most physical striker maybe second to Baptista but I have not seen Baptista play as a striker for Arsenal. Henry (CL), RVP (a few times) and Bergkamp (in the FA Cup Final) are not made to play upfront a lone. They need partners, Adebayor remains our best option to play alone upfront because he is tireless. Works very hard and does not despair if he lacks support. Not a top notch striker but someone with a lot of effort. That's important.

    Great win over Manure. Have been smiling ever since the 85th minute.
  12. Jasper

    Jasper New Member

    That was a full power shot from barely six yards away at the most!

    Jen is a warrior, he took one for the team.

    Eboue owes Lens this one for his mistake.
  13. tgr

    tgr New Member

    lehmann just wanted to eat it
  14. Nutsy

    Nutsy New Member Elite

    They look like overstressed monkey looking back in in the mirror losing their bananas'

  15. DC Gunner

    DC Gunner New Member

    Just go to youtube and use keywords "Gallas celebrating celebration", you will find it.
  16. Nutsy

    Nutsy New Member Elite

    :lol: Verry nice one Mulberry21! the resemblance is uncanny! :lol:
  17. DC Gunner

    DC Gunner New Member

    Wow, I never thought about that, but to come think of it, it is definitely something about Norway :lol:
  18. Nutsy

    Nutsy New Member Elite

    and again, Jens is the hero of one the most important game, Glad the goalie hasn't lose his shine, cz we're gnna beat it up to the blues! we'll show those snot nosed lil bastards what we're made of. n shove it in Cashley Coles! :lol:
  19. The_byrne

    The_byrne New Member

    what was being sung about cole? it says in the guardian that wenger wants in banned
  20. Rohit

    Rohit New Member Elite

    He did look knackered though my friend.He had worked extremely hard up until that point and has played every game so far this season,preseason and competitive.He is criticised so much on this forum but is such an important asset to our team.

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