Today Is A New Day – An Unhappy Morning To All – Reaction To Our Loss Against Liverpool

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By Richard Popple

So another disappointing night for Arsenal. At a time when we needed to be resilient and strong, we have shown a weakness over the last six weeks, which has undone the fantastic start to the season. It is difficult to see how the players, let alone the manager will be able to pick themselves up for the Man U game, which if we don’t win, leaves us trophy – less for another season.

However it is time to be positive. Over the two games, the big penalty decisions went against us. But when those decisions were made, both games were being drawn, so we cannot in all honesty say that we played Liverpool off the park. Our day will come, we have improved so much this season and we will get even better next year. Liverpool have a great spirit in Europe which is unrivalled by the other English clubs – but they remain way off the pace in the league. You can’t have everything. Man U and Chelsea throw money at problems. As long as Wenger is in charge, that will not be the case at Arsenal.

Knee jerk reactions like calling for the manager’s head, or deciding who will be in and out over the summer, are not important now. And the suggestion that Wenger should leave is frankly ridiculous. I want the boys to finish the season strongly, not just fade away. We shouldn’t feel injustice about last night. Of course we’re all unhappy and disappointed but there will always be next year. Theo Walcott’s impact will hopefully persuade Arsene to play him for the remaining fixtures this season. He deserves his chance, as do some other fringe players like Bendtner and Diaby.

  • Arsene loves black

    we are doomed.

    Wenger needs to go. Cesc is leaving for madrid, hleb to inter, walcott to sunderland, van persie to barca, We need to buy cisse, kewell, nevilles, brown, yakabu to replace the above players

  • Anonymous

    we lost any semblace of defensive solidity the moment sagna was carried off injured against chelsea. toure is NOT a right back. He was caught out by Gerrard’s run at the Emirates that lead to Kuyt’s goal and he was caught out by Babel for the ‘penalty’. Senderos had a great game at home but a shocker last night. Our confidence is fragile bcause we know we can score but we also know that we cant defend a lead

  • Anonymous

    I can only assume the first comment is a hilarious gag, so will ignore it. I know we need to improve the squad blah blah, but the fact is we are better than liverpool, so if they got through then we should have been able to, and we would have done had the refs not made such terrible decisions.

  • Kaz (brown boy)

    To the above poster, I find it quite comical (alee) that you actually think arsenal are better than liverpool.In your defence however it seems as if you know nothing about football. On the basis of last night and the previous 5 games arsenal have been unable to beat liverpool. FACT. Perhaps you should be satisfied with your beautiful football which brings you no trophys and mediocre results. Goodbye…

  • Anonymous

    How can we say it was not a penalty? It was obvious what was going to happen as soon as Babel turned inside Kolo. Yes we should’ve had a penalty last week but we didn’t, lets get on with it and face facts, we might be the best passing team around but we haven’t got what it takes to win trophies!

  • Anonymous

    We need to face defeat with more dignity. We outplayed Liverpool for much of last nights game but still didn’t take all our chances. Wenger has took us as far as he can and now a new thrust is needed from a fresh manager. Liverpool have won far more trophies in the last few years with a budget knowhere near as much as Man U or Chelsea – what have we done..? They are also not far behind in the prem. Credit to them for their spirit in Europe (far better to get knocked our by a team with pedigree than the Kings Rd playboys)

  • Anonymous

    Arsenal ARE better than liverpool, and we couldn’t have loss to a less deserving team. Benitez is retarded, look at the money hes wasted, excluding Torres, and theres an easy one word anwser as to why you do so well in Europe, Gerard, bar yesterday. We were easily the better in the first leg, and last nite illustrated why we lost the league, poor defence. Why Senderos is allowed near a football is beyond me, hes scared of the ball, can’t pass and can’t clear, and as for Eboue…when is the last time he’s actually had a decent performance, can’t cross, pass, shoot, run with the ball??
    Still, I don’t blame them, I blame Wenger, why does he insist on playing them? Why refuse to spend on the talent we lack in the final third, on players who can not only handle being in front, but relish it? Flawed genius…

  • Anonymous

    Me again, (Flawed genius) only a fool would want rid of Wenger now. Mistakes are inevitable, its how you react to them, next season is sink or swim time!

  • Anonymous

    U aint great til you learn to DEFEND as well as attack…and arsenal cant defend.

    I guess to an Arsenal fan , how good a team is depends on how many many passes/ triangles you can string together in a game as opposed to actually winning a game or winning an actual trophy for that matter.

    For all Arsenals superior football ,in the last 5 games Arsenal have played against Liverpool they have won a mighty ZERO games against Liverpool.

    So much for superior football or being a better team. Out of everything by the start of April.

    *Waits for all the Arsenal “yea buts” to come flooding in*

  • Anonymous

    We are not good enough!
    There, i said it. We can’t rely on luck alone and we are not consistent enough (individually) to win games. The team is too small and the subs are not world class players. We need maturity and experience if are expected to get the silver goodies. AW is tight with money so new players or better wages to attract better players are out of the question!We have no hope!! next season if the money doesnt roll out over the summer and under-performers are not sold (Senderos, Eboue, Gilberto and Bentner)!!!

  • Anonymous

    moan moan moan..have sum dignity guys..when liverpool lost to barnsley in f.a cup they were the far better team but they still got knocked out didnt whinge and whine about this and that and theyr a far beter team than barnsley but they showed respect afterwards..liverpool like arsenal had enough chances to score but didnt put the ball in the net..that my friends is what football is all about not possession its about scoring more and conceding less..and by the way all arsenal fans the 2 seasons prior to this season liverpool finished well above u in the league and u were struggling 2 finish 4th..so please less of the short term memory loss and we’r better than u crap..losing 2 a lesser team happens from time 2 time its called football..u take the rough with the smooth..we took our chances u didnt..and best of luck with the rest of season i hope u win it rather than the scum or chelseas rent boys

  • Anonymous

    I would love to be fly on the wall of the Arsenal changing room. I wonder what is said?…. AW:- ” Phillipe, do you remember our conversation about deffesnive errors costing the club MILLIONS in lost revenue”? Phillipe:- “Yes boss, I only made two mistakes tonight”! Kolo:- “Phil, you muppet”!

    Actually I reaaly do wonder what is said, it doesn’t seem to work?

  • Anonymous

    yea lets kill wenger, no lets sell the whole team no lets sell the stadium as well, as much as it hurts, we should get behind the team we dont need only good time fans we need true fans who understand the game of football, not playstation football fans. arsenal must have the worst fans non of you so called fan gave the team a chance this season. so lets take a chill pill and wait for next season

  • Anonymous

    Its me again, the guy who posted third who knows nothing about football. If our defence is so bad, and liverpools so great, why have we conceded only2 more goals in the league? Thats really fucking strange. You stupid scouse pricks. Liverpool will get dumped out by chelsea, like you should have done two years ago, when you scored another famous goal…despite the ball not crossing the line.

  • Anonymous

    Also to the idiot who says that liverpool finished well above us in the league last year- it was on goal difference you prick. Get your facts right.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm, let me just make one quick point here. Arsenal will qualify for next years CL because of thier Premiership standing although, they may have to play-off for it. Liverpool may not win the CL and may yet finnish 5th or lower? The scouse scum may not even be in the CL next year!!!!