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I have noticed that there is a common feel to the XT boards of this constant Arsenal bashing, the thing I can't understand is why? What is your reasons for it?

I would like to get people's honest views on this.
 

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It can be summed up in the following categories:

- Rival fans from within England which is understandable
- We've always been disliked
- Xenophobia/Anti-French thing
- Calcio100 and his bullshit
- We're supposedly very arrogant and everyone hates arrogant people
- Thierry Henry being disliked for eating the wrong breakfast

That about covers it.
 

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Arsenal plays good football. But nobody likes there mentality.
And does anyone understand the reason why there play so much French players...
 

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Boskoborgh said:
does anyone understand the reason why there play so much French players
Alot of it must be due to what Wenger knows: Henry, Petit and Grimandi played under him at Monaco.

Pires, Vieira and Wiltord are probably due to his scouting network.
 

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Because they have a French manager. It isn't rocket science, people.

Ranieri took along with him four Italian players to Valencia, Benitez took Spanish players to Liverpool. Same thing. :rollani:

Does it really matter if they have so many French players? Foreign players are everywhere, who cares if most of them are french at Highbury?

I think the reason people slack off Arsenal on XT is because:

a) Henry's battle with Shevchenko.
b) Arsenal's constant disappointments in Europe.

Personally, I don't see the problem. I think they are arguably the best team in Europe on their day.
 

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Boskoborgh said:
And does anyone understand the reason why there play so much French players...
Why did the Portuguese Mourinho bring Portuguese players with him to Chelsea?
Why did the Spaniard Benitez bring Spanish players with him to Liverpool?
Why did the Frenchman Houllier bring French players with him to Liverpool?

It's pretty simple. They bring what they know best, Wenger's just happens to be French players because, low and behold, he's French! He can relate to them better because sometimes with players there's language barriers and typically Frenchman are stubborn, having a French manager makes it easier for them to adjust to life outside of France.

Same deal for Alonso at Liverpool. Would he be there if Benitez wasn't? Hell no.
 

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khimik said:
It can be summed up in the following categories:

- Rival fans from within England which is understandable
- We've always been disliked
- Xenophobia/Anti-French thing
- Calcio100 and his bullshit
- We're supposedly very arrogant and everyone hates arrogant people
- Thierry Henry being disliked for eating the wrong breakfast

That about covers it.


-because every body thing that ARSEnal have a bad strikers !
 

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i dont think it has to be french. it just happens that they are french.

even if henry was mexican, or american, or even chinese. he'd still be at arsenal.

wenger looks for skill first, and whatever their nationality is, is just coincidence.
 

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I always got the impression that pace was one of the vital things he looked for. Also I have noticed that Wenger is like Sacchi was at Milan, looking for players to fit Arsenal and not the other way round. Hence why you see a certain type of Player there.
 

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Swiftwilly said:
i dont think it has to be french. it just happens that they are french.

even if henry was mexican, or american, or even chinese. he'd still be at arsenal.

wenger looks for skill first, and whatever their nationality is, is just coincidence.

henry was in monaco then juve befor ARSEnal , he wont be playing over there if he was mexican , also he wont be playing football , he`ll be doing something els
 

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bokiko said:
henry was in monaco befor ARSEnal , he wont be playing over there if he was mexican , also he wont be playing football , he`ll be doing something els
You never know
 

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bokiko said:
by the way ... he used to play as a winger because he is only FAST !

and he was staying on the line
He played on the wing because that is where he was utilised by the Monaco management, Just like Ashley Cole was a striker then Wenger transformed him into arguably the world's best LB.
 

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bokiko said:
by the way ... he used to play as a winger because he is only FAST !
Yes, he's fast. Majority of the players at Arsenal are quick sprinters, they were bought because they're fast. It's how we play. Henry also has a midas touch, quick feet with the ball, excellent vision and clinical shooting.

He was played as a right wingback because Juventus saw him playing a few games as a left midfielder for Monaco.

And, by the way, being Mexican didn't stop Rafael Marquez from playing for Monaco, did it? :finger:
 
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