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Arsenal: Wenger - defense is weak

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posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 04:44 PM
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side are lacking something in defence, but he has refused to hit the panic button.

The Frenchman has reflected in a typical philosophical style by admitting The Gunners' great form at the beginning of the campaign only served to mask problems which were already there.

However, Wenger also ruled out any knee-jerk reaction to Arsenal's 4-2 defeat to Manchester United on Tuesday.


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TRD

posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 05:13 PM
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Is Wenger comming out with excuses now? The defence was good enough to get the record but all of a sudden it's not good enough?



posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 05:17 PM
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hehe. true lol.

i think its the depth in defense, there isnt any. cygan is playing, and toure is suspended, and cambell is out too for a few weeks. this could cost them more points


TRD

posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 05:22 PM
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Excuses, excuses. They was good enough at the start of the season and if he thought otherwise ( which he never) he should have bought in a few defenders or in January when he had the chance. They bought one player in the January transfer window and it wasn't a defender.



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 03:05 PM
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Why can't he just say the team that won the Prem LAST year just aint good enough, it's not just the defence its the whole team..



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 04:24 PM
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i dont think he added well enough to the squad, other teams improved, where as he stayed in the past



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 06:32 PM
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The difference is he didnt add at all one bit whereas money talks and Chelski and Utd come coming with their cheque books left right and centre, arsenal does not have the financial muscle to compete at the moment, which is incredibly worrying. Its not staying in the past rynaldo its more of being complacent with the current squad and trying to blood youth into the squad early


TRD

posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 06:36 PM
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Yeah, thats what they tried to do, bring in youngsters. It backfired on them a bit as some of them just wasn't ready for the big stage. Not saying that they wont be, they just need a bit of time. One problem is that the team is starting to get frustarated and although Henri is playing well as a provider, he is not getting the important goals he was getting earlier on in the season and the season before.



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 06:46 PM
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hey, lol.

yer, when i said past, i meant it as like past achievements team, doing the unbeaten run. but yip. complacent sounds like a good word to use.

i think your money went on the stadium, but perhaps. with wenger, he doesnt rush for a player and do bad siginings. apart from the french defender who stinks (no name calling now lol)



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 06:49 PM
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Hell i will do the name calling for you

CYGAN!!
CYGAN!!
CYGAN!!

What a clown, stats even show that with him in the team we do worse



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 06:54 PM
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hey, wondered why cygan had a cake on his face the other day



*damn! the clown pic didnt show*

[Edited on 2/4/05 by rynaldo82]



posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 06:56 PM
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To be fair to him, he played solid on wednesday, i thought he was better then Campbell on the night, but generally very poor, very very poor and i wont even start on manuel almunia


Sir

posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 08:44 AM
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Cygan has always been a weak link, not that bad a player but just not good enough for the Arsenal back four. Lacks concentration and is prone to making a few howlers in a match.



posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 11:33 AM
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wenger knows improvement is need real quick for europe


Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal must recover their defensive poise quickly or risk being eliminated from the Champions League as well as the title race.


Wenger criticised his players' "careless" attitude in allowing the Barclays Premiership trophy to slip from their grasp with 13 league matches still remaining.

However, while he acknowledged that catching leaders Chelsea is now beyond his side, he stressed that they cannot afford to let their season disappear without trace.


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posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 02:32 PM
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Interesting, just browsing through some old topics and i found this one.

It looks like Wenger wasn't wrong and may start hitting that panic button, as nearly a year later the defence is definalty looking weak.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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yip, thats a year hes had to improve the defense and he hasnt been able too.

Cole was already at the team and the same with Campbell, maybe Wenger doesnt know how to spot a good defender hehe

*cough cough* Cygan lol


Sir

posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 01:04 PM
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He knew he was going to have problems in this area and it looks like he has come unstuck. A couple of defenders will be the no1 priority in the summer or else its much of the same.



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