Plymouth Gooner wrote:Where do you want me to start? Frimpong is better on the ball, more physical, more confident...
Coquelin has never done anything to impress me, we only looked better when he was on against Utd because when he went off we didn't have a proper DM on the pitch!
I'd honestly rather play djourou there than coquelin!
Plymouth Gooner wrote:He hasn't been sent off cos he's too scared to make a challenge! He stood off the Utd players causing us to concede 3 goals!
I think that's a pretty harsh assessment, he was putting himself about a bit... our best outfield player that day IMO
and don't forget that he was only there because Frimpong went in for a horrible tackle after he'd already talked himself into the book
elkanofan wrote:Youngie wrote:Its going to take time for our team to gel. Chill out people, we won didn't we.
Just about vs Swansea
Lee71*98*02 wrote:People are underestimating Swansea. Did a few big teams including us struggle against Blackpool last term?
we wont be the only ''big'' team struggle against Swansea this season....
We avoided the Banana skin today. (and didnt even drop any points) In the past we've slipped right on our arses on it!
Arsène Wenger was full of praise for Arsenal new boys after Saturday’s first win of the Premier League season against Swansea.
The manager handed full debuts to deadline day signings Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta at Emirates Stadium while Yossi Benayoun was given a late cameo from the bench.
“Mertesacker was calm and composed - he just needs to adapt to the pace of the game,” he said. “He looks very intelligent in his positioning.
“Arteta played very well, especially in the first half. In the second half it was more difficult for him but you can see he will give us some technical security that this team needs and wants to play like we play.
“He [Benayoun] brought us something when he came on because he was mobile, he was dynamic and he did well.”
It was a deadline day acquisition from 2009, Andrey Arshavin, who got the only goal of the game three minutes before half-time to give Arsenal all three points against the Premier League newcomers.
Following disappointing results against Liverpool and Manchester United, Wenger knows the confidence a victory will bring.
“It was vital for us to win the game,” he said. “I think we started quite well but slowly the nerves took over.
“We played with the handbrake on and were restrictive in the second half. It is not often that we pass the ball back to our goalkeeper when we are at halfway.
“You could see in the second half that we just wanted to get over the line and we didn't make a mistake.”
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