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Arsenal – Be careful what you wish for


Be more like Everton, they said
Moshri has made them a force, they said
Koeman should replace Wenger, they said
Spent big, they said
Sold their best player, they did not say
Signed a load of mid/lower league players, they did not say
Bottom of their Europa League group, they did not say
In the relegation zone, they did not say
Lost 5-2 to The Arsenal, they did not say

Be careful what you wish for

Jurgen Klopp

A long term favourite of many Arsenal fans. Jurgen Klopp and his rock and roll football is often put up there as what teams should desire.

The truth is, he has a win percentage under 50% since coming to England, that is lower than the likes of Brendan Rodgers & Rafael Benítez at Liverpool, David Moyes & Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, André Villas-Boas & Harry Redknapp at Spurs. Worse than Luiz Felipe Scolari & Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea. And a lot worse than Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

It is not much better than André Villas-Boas at Chelsea, or Mark Hughes at Manchester City, or Bruce Rioch at Arsenal.

Has he been found out?

Be careful what you wish for

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Left Arsenal to play in the middle of the park
Has found himself in the middle of the bench
Playing for a side in the middle of the Premier League table

Be careful what you wish for



Brighton, Moaning, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the International Break


The victory over Brighton took us to 7 games unbeaten in all competitions. Winning 6 of the 7 and drawing away to Chelsea.

4 clean sheets, 15 goals scored.

Admittedly, bar Chelsea we have played no one of note, but you can only beat what’s in front of you, and we are doing exactly that.

I do not see too many people criticising Man U for only having played poor teams this season.

After the disaster of Stoke & Liverpool, this run between the two international breaks has boosted our confidence and shot us up the table, as well as put us in a very comfortable position in the Europa League – allowing us to rest everyone for the home tie against Red Star Belgrade; 2 days before we travel to Manchester City.

We sit quietly in 5th, level with Chelsea and a point behind Spurs, ahead of Liverpool. The Manchester clubs are 6 points ahead of us, but we are in the mix.

With upcoming games at Watford and Everton, before a home game to Swansea, we have a great opportunity to keep the run and close that gap at the top at the magically 10 game mark.

We are title contenders.


Despite the run that we are on, some people just seem to like to moan.

We beat Brighton 2-0, and at no point did we look at conceding a goal. And people have labelled us “boring” and “predictable.”

The same people put George Graham on a pedestal, a man who made his career on being boring a predictable and gaining 1-0 wins.

Give me boring and predictable Arsenal over exciting Liverpool any day of the week. The last 7 games for the Scousers have seen 22 goals scored. They have won just 1. 3 points is 3 points. And yesterday we got 3 points. Liverpool got 1.

9 Premier League home wins in a row, and people are sitting around moaning. Get behind the team.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Since joined Liverpool, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has played out of a possible 165 out of 630 minutes, seeing his side P 7, W 1, D 4, L 2

Be careful what you wish for.

International break

You will be pleased to know that I am going to take two weeks off blogging during the international break.

The blog has set new PBs in readership this year but I need a break. I am sure some of you will be pleased with that.

Have a good two weeks


How bad is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?