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Arsenal vs. Derby County Highlights: Adebayor hat-trick!

Posted by Arsenalist on April 28, 2008

Derby County 2, Arsenal 6

Highlight of the game: Adebayor rubbing that dance in the fuckers face. Enjoy the goals, my favorite is the Walcott one, reminded me of Thierry Henry a bit. You know, coming down the left and angling it away from the goalie into the side-netting. Classic stuff. Eboue wasn’t half-bad today, but then again this is League 2 opposition. Also, check out Gallas on both their goals. Tsk tsk.

Nicklas Bendtner 1-0: Download :: Watch

Some Cunt 1-1: Download :: Watch

Robin van Persie 2-1: Download :: Watch

Emmanuel Adebayor: 3-1: Download :: Watch

Very Big Cunt: 3-2: Download :: Watch

Theo Walcott 4-2: Download :: Watch

Emmanuel Adebayor 5-2: Download :: Watch

Emmanuel Adebayor 6-2: Download :: Watch

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Arsenal vs. Reading Highlights: Classy Gunners win 2-0

Posted by Arsenalist on April 19, 2008

Arsenal 2, Reading 0

A very routine Arsenal win against Reading, the team’s still putting out the effort even though there’s no chance of a return from this season. We’ve played some great football this year and were competing for the title up until mid-April, that’s a huge improvement from last year where we were out of it in November. This team’s a striker and an experienced defender away from a title, Song’s a nice enough player but he’s not close to being our first-choice CB. Senderos is a great guy but I’m not sure he’s even Premier League worthy. Wenger needs to address those issues.

Walcott started this game and looked like he deserves to be named first-team starting next season. I just don’t see what exactly Eboue does great that would warrant a starting spot. At least with Walcott you know you’re getting pace and creativity and the expense of some control. Eboue’s a hard worker but he always makes me nervous about getting sent off with his ill-advised antics.

We’ve had a lot of injuries this year but by far the one that hurt us the most was missing Bacary Sagna against Liverpool and Manchester United – I would even say he is the anchor of our defense ahead of Toure or Gallas. As Wenger said, we were unlucky, hopefully next season that changes.

I was excited to hear about David Villa wanting to play for Arsenal, he’s a composed striker that could help finish off those chances we end up wasting. However, Wenger denied any interest.

Anyhow, a nice Arsenal win. Enjoy it.

Robin van Persie is the Top Gun.

MOTD Highlights: Download :: Watch

Adebayor 1-0: Download :: Watch

Gilberto 2-0 + some great Arsenal chances: Download :: Watch

Stretch of play where Robin van Persie hits the bar and a minute later, Walcott does the same: Download :: Watch

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Arsenal vs. Fulham Highlights: Adebayor on the double

Posted by Arsenalist on January 19, 2008

Fulham 0, Arsenal 3

Complete domination of Fulham. After the Birmingham result this is exactly what we needed. Adebayor’s two unstoppable headers and a blistering run by Eduardo to find Rosicky put us up 3 goals on an afternoon where we only needed one. Unfortunately Reading couldn’t hold off Manchester United at home and fell 2-0 making the gain for the weekend a +1 in goal differential. I highly doubt it’ll come to that when it’s all over, but it is a gain for the weekend, however small. The GD stands at -6.

Our back four was hardly bothered today and Almunia had to do very little if anything, our midfield dictated the game with Hleb having another phenomenal performance where his prime footwork was on full display. The MOTM had to be Adebayor and his deceptively quick headers which wrong-footed the goalie twice, aren’t you glad Togo didn’t qualify for the ACN?

The RVP injury is bad news, right now we have arguably our most talented player and our best defender out for an extended period of time. It’s critical that the Gunners see this stretch through without further injury or setback.

Up next in the league we have Newcastle at home while Manchester United deals with Portsmouth in Manchester.

Here’s the Arsenal.com Match Report and the BBC Match Report which ends up having post-match interviews. Make sure to grab the feed.

MOTD Highlights

Adeabayor ’18, 1-0: Download

Adebayor ’38, 2-0: Download

Rosicky ’81 3-0: Download

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Arsenal vs. Birmingham City Highlights: Uggghhhh

Posted by Arsenalist on January 12, 2008

Arsenal 1, Birmingham City 1

A bad result for Arsenal, dropping two points at home to Birmingham wasn’t something anybody saw coming. I thought we played a bit too narrow and unnecessarily relied on deep crosses instead of just using the width of the field using our passing. We wasted a few first half chances when Birmingham was playing in awe of us instead of actually playing. In the second half, they tightened up defensively and our offense regressed into taking the easy way out. I thought the introduction of Bendtner was a good idea, probably should’ve come sooner seeing how we couldn’t connect to the end of our crosses all game long.

We didn’t create too many chances in the game and were guilty in the first half of the old Arsenal sin of passing too much and allowing the defense to recover instead of shooting. That’s what makes us good and that’s what bites us in the arse at times. Today it bit us. I thought we were a bit complacent today and almost expected to score at some point in the second half and never soaked Birmingham with enough pressure to put them on their back foot. Instead we hoped to connect on low percentage passes which played right into the hands Birmingham who were there to be broken if we had tested their resolve.

Winning the Premier League is no easy matter and the fight for the top of the table will come down to the last week and those head-to-head fixtures against Man Utd and Chelsea – just like how it’s supposed to be. You’ll find both goals below, just look at them once and forget about this game. Onwards. Here’s the Match Report. Do keep an eye on the Feed.

Emmanuel Adebayor Penalty + Foul on Eduardo ’24: Download

O’Connor ’48: Download

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Arsenal vs. Tottenham Highlights (North London Derby)

Posted by Arsenalist on December 22, 2007

Arsenal 2, Tottenham 1

Big it up for The ‘Munia. Keane, eat that shit and Berbatov, you can just go back to sleeping with teenage boys just like you were. The scum think they can get points on us, eh Chimbonda? The fucker was actually “confident” before the game, doesn’t he know what the history here is? Doesn’t he watch TV?

Anyway, this game was on Canadian TV so no need to watch it on a 4 inch screen on Sopcast, but I’ve searched long and hard on the internets (yes, all of them) and have found something:

Match Report.

Arsene Wenger Post-Match Interview

Adebayor ’48

Berbatov ’64

Bendtner ’75

Manuel Almunia Penalty Save on Robby Keane

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