Fans of Liverpool, Tottenham & Strictly all crying due to The Arsenal

You know when things are going well because you begin upsetting all the right people.

Firstly we have Spurs and Liverpool fans.

Rather than focus on their own team deficiencies in defeat to The Arsenal, they continue to take to social media to complain at refereeing decisions that “went against them”.

Tottenham fans have even jumped on the Liverpool bandwagon, spending the last 24 hours cryarsing that the only reason we are top of the league is due to “favourable VAR decisions”.

So lets quickly work through the decisions made at the weekend.

Gabriel handball: Never a penalty. Gabirle was in too close proximity to Diego Jota. And there is a clincher that was not picked up during, or in the post-game punditry.

As soon as that ball hits Gabriel’s chest and rolls onto his arm, a penalty can not be given.

Even if the referee had have given it, VAR would have overturned due to it hitting his chest.

As the handball rule says not every touch of a player’s hand/arm with the ball is an offence.

Saka offside: Bukayo Saka was not offside.

VAR was unable to determine whether or not Saka was offside. At that point it is right to revert to the onfield decision.

The linesman thought he was onside, so goal given.

Martinelli foul on Trent: Football is a contact sport. Martinelli crossed the ball in, Trent Alexander Arnold lunged at the ball and ended up in a position where Martinelli caught him on the follow through.

The still photo of the incident has been circulated by Liveprool and Spurs fans. Making it look like Martinelli was putting in a late, ankle high challenge on Trent. This is not the only time their fans are trying to twist the truth with this incident.

Some people have talked about a West Ham player being sent off under similar circumstances against Chelsea last season, but they have crucially ignored that the red card was overturned.

It was Trent that was “out of control” when attempting to block Martinelli’s cross. Martinlli was making a natural movement. Not over contact is a foul.

Jesus penalty: Was it soft? Perhaps. Did the Liverpool player make contact with the back of Jesus achilies, ankle high, getting no-where near the ball? Yes.

It is one of them that if it happened on the halfway line, a free kick would be given and no one would batter an eyelid.

Late, high, out of control. It’s a foul – even if it was not enough for Jesus to go down naturally.

In that sort of situation, most players will go down to bring the referee’s eye to a foul. If Jesus did not go down, a penalty would not have been given even though a foul took place.

On researching, I have just realised we have upset that vile character Richard Keys. As I said, we are upsetting all the right people.

We are also upsetting Strictly fans.

The further Tony Adams gets, the more momentum will build. We will continue blogging about him every Saturday.

A few Arsenal fans have replied to those blogs with “we don’t care”. Well if you do not care you are welcome to unfollow.

It is Mr Arsenal. Our greatest captain. It is a bit of fun. If you can not get behind him, then I would question as to why you support Arsenal.

Aubameyang “can’t handle managers that manage”

A lot has been made over the years about managers who “can not handle big players”.

The tag has been labelled against Mikel Arteta by former top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Whilst it is true that some managers struggle with “big name players”, it is also true that some big name players struggle with managers that manage.

The truly top players became so not just because of their talent, but their willingness to learn. To be coached.

They would be role modes on and off the pitch and you would often hear of them “staying back after training” to work on something.

I remember the old Ian Wright quote about looking at the window whilst he was having a post-game bath. Out in the English autumn weather was Dennis Bergkamp practising a few free kicks.

It made Wrighty think that if one of the best in the world was still out there training, then perhaps he should be too.

Thierry Henry was of similar ilk. Always looking for aspects of his game to improve.

Then we have the likes of Aubameyang and many others.

They might have had a great career, but how much better could they have been if they allowed themselves o be coached, to be managed, to be developed.

Instead players like Aubameyang are content with their considerable natural talent and “doing the bare minimum” before heading off to a party or runway show.

It is the easy option for the likes of Aubemayng to blame others for “being unable to handle” the player. But he is a grown man.

Maybe he should have kept his ego in check. Done what Arteta (and other managers) asked him to do. Then he might have become one of the greatest of his generation.

There is a reason the likes of Pep Guardiola’s loves Kevin de Bruyne, why Jurgen Klopp loved Sadio Mane, and why Arteta likes Gabriel Martinelli.

It is because they are not just satisfied with their lot. They want to improve. To learn.

Arteta is now building a team that are hungry. That want to improve. And we are seeing the results on the pitch. 

The Premier League’s youngest squad is growing every week. The improvement is clear. And it is all to do with the players attitudes on the straining ground.

Aubameyang thought he was bigger than Arsenal, more important than the manager. In his mind, the manager should have left him to do what he wants. Not try and change him.

Anyone that has dealt with an employee like that will know it ends in disaster.

Arsenal were right to dump Aubemayang.

He has already since left Barcelona and Chesea are exploring letting him go next summer.

Potentially 4 clubs in 18 months tells its own story.

Keenos

8 thoughts on “Fans of Liverpool, Tottenham & Strictly all crying due to The Arsenal

  1. Nikolai Jones

    For me I tried, but never warmed to Aubameyang, signed at the tail end of Wenger this was Gazidis showing some transfer muscle in a power struggle Wenger was ultimately going to lose. Wenger just never looked to sign guys like Auba and it was never spoke about but it never seemed like a Wenger signing to me, AW could smell trouble and often steered clear if a players character was too billy big bollocks.
    I looked at Auba at Dortmund in his fur coats and flash motors and just thought this guys a wannabe hip hop bling twat, he’ll end up causing grief. I was quite surprised that he did seem to be a humbler team player initially but ultimately he did here what he did at Dortmund with an attitude and arrogance that stunk both clubs out

    . He’s now lost in the football vortex with no true home or anyone that gives a shit about him, money again showing it can despoil the character of otherwise decent young blokes.

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  2. MALIK

    OVER ALL WELL DONE MATCH OFFICIALS,EFL FA,VAR,REF,BOARD,MIKEL,COACHING CREW&PLAYERS:
    TO BE JUST,GABBY OF ARS MAY BE PRETTY PETSOME WHEN DEFENDING,BUT HE WAS MOVING IN ATTEMPT OF RUN,TRACK THE BALL ON CHEST&TO HAND;NOT PK.
    SAKA&MARTINELLI ALL CAUGHT AT LEAST A LIV PLAYER OFF THE LINE;REF DECISION,CORRECT.
    JESUS PK WAS 50/50 BUT RIGHT @ HOME.
    SPURS ERR WERE SELF MADE&WERE CAPITALISED ON TO EARN WIN.
    MIKEL NEVERTHELESS MUST BE MORE “CLINICAL” BUT SHOULD NEED TO SOMETIMES WIN UGLY WITHOUT FAULT OR DEFUNCT.
    MATCH JUDGEMENT ON ARSENAL HAS BEEN SEEN UNFAVOURABLE BCOS OF LACK OF “STEEL” AND EXTREME KEEP TO RULES,COMPACT PLAY&RESPECT;HOME&AWAY.
    SIMILAR ISSUES THIS YEAR HAPPENED IN FAVOR OF OPPONENTS AGAINST:UTD,CITY,LEE, VILLA,WHAM&BURNLEY;BUT WE HAVE GOT TO LEARN HOW TO HANDLE GRACES,IMPERFECTIONS,BIASSNESS&FRUSTRATION,FOOTBALL POLITICS/JINX;TO WIN WITH/WITHOUT EXCUSES OR REASONS FROM OPPONENTS&FOOTBALLING WORLD.
    ALL THESE MAKES A CHAMPION&ADO TO LEAD OR STAY ONTOP;MOST IMPORTANTLY,CONSISTENCY AMIDST FITNESS/FATIQUE.

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  3. Johnno

    Great post this one. You`re bang on about us upsetting all the right people, you know we`re becoming a threat when the usual suspects start complaining.
    I don`t know why I`m surprised at the Scousers, they constantly play the victim but even with that in mind, I`m shocked at their reaction to this defeat.
    I`ll admit that I`d prefer penalties not to be given for challenges like the Thiago one but he did catch him, I`ve not heard anyone (even the Mickey`s) say he didn`t. You could hardly call it a refereeing error.
    The rest of the decisions were straight forward and the referee/VAR got them right. Liverpool are still a great side in my opinion and I expect them to get motoring soon but if I was a Scouser, I`d be more concerned that my team were totally outplayed in the second half than I would be the referee`s performance.
    Love hearing the kangas moan, music to my ears. I`ve never been a footballing snob, it doesn`t bother me how a team sets up and plays. Its all about results as far as I`m concerned. The kangas are snobby cunts though and it must be killing them watching the dirge they`re serving up whilst they look across town and see a young and vibrant Arsenal side playing great football. Love it.
    Absolutely spot on about Aubameyang, I think Nikolai sums him up very well, a proper Billy Big Bollocks. Aubameyang is a flash cunt, he might keep his head down and graft for a few month but his attitude problem will always re-surface at some point. Ozil was the same, he had the heart of a Lamb.
    Arteta has turned this club right around but his best decisions were getting rid of wankers like them.

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  4. Benedict Wong

    I will reply to your first part of the blog.

    You are saying scousers and spuds are complaining about arsenal VAR decision, so meaning arsenal fans never complain before? This is not solely pinpoint a specific fanbase, more like type of fans.

    Fans celebrate ref/VAR decisions that benefit their team, even if it’s WRONG. I can give examples of arsenal benefiting from past crucial games. 2017 and 2020 FA cup final against chelsea. Arsenal fans are known to be biggest whiners in English football. When Liverpool twice equalize against arsenal, gooners were seen abusing Liverpool players, same with referee for decision went against arsenal. It happens to all clubs, but it is more evident at Emirates, Old Trafford, anfield, Everton etc. Fans like that are c**ts, you are one of them from what I infer.

    Secondly, about the aubameyang statement, it is true about Arteta. He chose to coach arsenal, so he must known beforehand who he has to work with right? It can be communication breakdown from both parties probably.
    Arsenal in the past have destroyed career of quality players.
    Ozil – world class at madrid, won WC, won arsenal first trophy in 8 yrs. 5X German player of the year.
    Alexis – quality at barca but left due to Neymar and suarez, monster for arsenal (probably best attacker since RVP)

    And also players who joined rival.
    Ashley Cole, Giroud, Cesc, RVP, Clichy, nasri, sagna and now Auba.
    If these players are traitors, what about Sol Campbell who joined from Spurs? Arsenal have problem with captaincy over the past decades, the fans caused this.
    I am a chelsea fan, can proudly say we treat ex-arsenal players better than how arsenal treat ours (willian, gallas, luiz, cech).
    If Auba really cares about money, he would have stayed at arsenal and finish collecting his 350k wages.
    At chelsea, we have loads of forward who learn from each other. If Potter want to sell auba, I have no problem. But I would never hate him like you do.

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  5. Mike Ram

    Very well said. Aubameyang lacked personal responsibility because if Arteta still kept him, he would paid with his job. A typical modern spoilt footballer who can’t even dressed properly for the occasion. He destroyed his own legacy at Arsenal now.
    Talk about VAR, I have no idea how the brutal elbow on Saka and Jesus by Tsimikas was missed by the officials. That needless barge from Gomez towards Martinelli outside of play should warranted a review as well.

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