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ok fellow gooners... lets be objective... where do we go from here... we seem to have made this our speciality of going out in the last few minutes of the UCL. Well now we also seem to sepcialise in throwing away trophies which were ours for the taking. My personal feeling is that we are finally begining to feel the effect of a lack of english base in our team. this is how i see it.
1. we need a new goalie without a doubt it should be taylor this time around.
2. we need a new RB - my choice is Hyote, if we cannot buy the guy from AJAX, cant rem his name.....
3. some CB backup is needed real bad...
4. For godsake get pennant back and screw tht idiots head on the right way...
5. play more of reyes... at the same time start giving henry a break and playing the likes of bently and ali more often...
 

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I'm not particularly an Arsenal fan but I do regret the fact that you, Man Utd and Real Madrid have effectively given Milan the Champion's League this year. You have a cracking team but sadly tonight you were knackered. Shame, cos Chelsea aren't gonna win it!
 

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You need 1 thing...

DEPTH...

Henry has been on fumes the last few games & the entire second half Pires & Co looked like they were in the last mile of a 60 mile marathon...

YOU NEED A BIGGER SQUAD ESPECIALLY IN MIDFIELD & ATTACK...

I definately wasn't rooting for you guys BUT I hope you win the EPL,it's the least you deserve...recovering from this might take a while....
 

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United's campaign was a disaster and didnt deserve to go through.We couldnt have stood up to Milan.

I always thought that one of the galacticos of Real particularly Zizou would pull the team out of trouble but this season they were stuck in sh!t once too often.Not a strong enough team to win the title.

Arsenal are perennial chokers who lack the bottle to grace such big ocassions.Their history says it all really!

If Milan can see it through tomorrow,then its all rosy for them.Besides they have the best striker in Europe in Sheva,someone who actually relishes such monumental ocassions rather than shying away from it.
 

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well gunner4ever most of your points seem a bit tongue in cheek,but i do agree that we need to make more use of our youngsters next season.

we looked shot in some of our latest games, it's great to play your first 11 every week but some of our men have played over 50 games already.

next year we will have money,we won't need to loan any players out,GvB could have come in handy as a breather for Bob sometime.

i think of we can keep all our squad together we will be fine,the revolution is still on course.
 

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Some depth needs to be added: after the 1st choice midfield of

Edu, Vieira, pires, ljugnberg- there isnt a lot left, gilberto is not up to the EPL standard, parlour is not a matchwinner and a few of the younger guys are not up too it- Signing players like GvB was good at the time but was never going to be what arsenal required to improve standards.

Strikers: henry, bergkamp, Wiltord, Reyes, Kanu- not a bad list. Jeffers is off the books now yeh??...

defensively toure has been superb, i still think lauren is good value, cambell isnt getting any younger, cole is over rated (my opinion).....

lehmann always has and always will be a 2nd rate spastic.
 

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i dont see how having more english base players will help as such.

arsenal have a very good team. their starting team is very good and you have some good back up.

i think you rely heavily on Henry. yes, this season and even last season when he was missing, you still won games and it didnt effect you as such. however, when he is on the field, he is heavily relied upon and this causes a problem.

anyway, i might be wrong of course.
 

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well after calmin down tremendously let me clarify whati had to say:
1. the english base would be the spirit that is arsenal to survive the big games like yesterday, the ability to really battle it out...
2. the youth need a chance... i want pennant, hyote, gary to play...
3. keeper... yes lehman for as well as he played at the begining of the season is making mistake after mistake now and yes if only stu taylor was not injured he should have played.
4. lauren just does not cut it as a rb.... we need a regular rb without a doubt... if u notice most of the goals come from tht side...
5. don't slack of ashley cole, he is ****in brilliant... were u guys blind or did you not see his goal line clearance which kept us in the game for 2 more minutes??
6. no more crappy forwards like kanu and wiltord... only reyes and henry as 1st choice.... followed by bergy for 1 more... bently and ali.....
7. bring GvB back for god sake so we can rotate our squad a lil more often.
8. AGAIN I SAY... BRING THT NUT PENNANT BACK AND GET THE LIKES OF KEOWN TO HAMMER SOME SENSE INTO HIS HEAD.....
 

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hahahah!!

i guess i was a bit harsh on Ashley Cole. When hes playing for england I love him, when hes playing for arsenal- Love hate relationship :pp :D

I agree with most of your statements- specially bout 2nd class strikers such as wiltord & kanu...... i believe that a manager should NEVER sign a player unless he is going to put pressure on the first team or be an automatic 1st team player such as reyes, pires, henry to name a few of your good signings in the past 3/4 seasons.

players like kanu & gVb are good players, but not difference makers- you need to purchase some players that will provide something, a spark we may call it, when your henry, pires, bergy fail- Kanu can no longer do this for some unknown reason.

the players that add depth to the squad are the youth players that must get given a shot- pennant should be given 1st team football at arsenal not leeds- He will be 3 times the player he is showing us due to being in a GREAT side as well as a successful side. He is a :star: in the making.
 
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