Arsenal 0-2 West Ham Utd (09/08/15)

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by White Goodman » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:43 pm

Hayden wrote:Kouyate MOTM for me
And me.

I wasn't convinced by him last year and gave him some proper stick but definitely wrong about him.

Looks like an absolute boss.

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by HoppyHammer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:45 pm

Petr Cech is a great signing for Arsenal but I do not expect him to have much to do against the Hammers.

Good old Lawro!!!

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by EastLondonHammer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:45 pm

What a day.

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Believer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:46 pm

Huge slice of humble pie from me. Not cos we smashed the gooners on their own soil but more so cos of the players I've dismissed as not fit for purpose.

Noble - I haven't quite slaughtered him but I did think he'd be looking over his shoulders this season. He was immense. Especially after the early card.
Zarate - I still think he is a bit greedy but that side of him seems to have been calmed down a bit and he is actually looking at options around him now.
Nolan - was superb when he came on. Seemed to roll back the years and actually had a little bit of zip when required. Actually have to admit that I think we'd be foolish to let him go - he is ideal for last 15/20 in games.
Jarvis - came on and tightened things up. Nothing spectacular but didn't let himself to the team down.
Maiga - even poor old Modibo did his bit when he cam on. Fair play.

It struck me that Bilic has given the team an almighty dose of self belief. Maybe this new positive attitude will roll the years back for a few players. No more hit and hope hot potato nonsense. Noble in particular today looked like he had the shackles removed. He was pinging balls all over the place. Fantastic.

As much as I was criticising our squad the other day (and of course Rome wasn't built in a day) - this result was achieved without our £30m strike force ! We have all allowed ourselves to get carried away a bit in the past me included but it seems like Slaven has instilled something with this lot. 2 or 3 more additions and I think we could be about to witness something a bit special.

Who was it said the other day that the players were laughing at Bilic's training methods ? That really looked like a team who didn't believe in the manager out there !! :crest:

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by White Goodman » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:46 pm

mickeymacavennie wrote:Just arrived in Hong Kong. Loving a Wan Chai bar full of soft Arsenal ex-pats and local hangers on. Shirt off when the second went in.

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Bet that is the Irish bar where I got rohypnol'd last year.

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by AnthraxDave » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:47 pm

Is there a fire drill?

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by White Goodman » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:49 pm

HoppyHammer wrote:Petr Cech is a great signing for Arsenal but I do not expect him to have much to do against the Hammers.

Good old Lawro!!!
Being fair he did hardly touch the ball :lol:

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by DannyboyDJL » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:49 pm

Holding onto a lead by keeping the ball instead of 10 men behind the ball was a joy to see today. That was modern football today with hard work, great defending and flair.

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by whizzer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:50 pm

the celestial insect wrote:The reverse curse of the crap pre-season strikes again!
Ain't that the truth, we seem to work in reverse but I'm not going to knock it!! :crest:

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by New Jersey » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:51 pm

If the pundits are saying that Arsenal didn't play well today, maybe it's because we didn't allow them to. Great all round team performance.

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by HoppyHammer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:52 pm

Being fair he did hardly touch the ball :lol:[/quote]


ONLY TO PICK THE BALL OUT FROM THE BACK OF THE NET !!!

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by wizzo_66 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:52 pm

What a day in the away end. Still buzzing.

Payet out of this world, Kouayte bossed it. Oxford shone, Noble took the piss at times. What a strong back 4 as well, Tomkins had a great game out of position.

Zarate was used perfectly today. Fair play to the lad, he was a match winner. I think Slav could see the right time to take him off to protect the team. If they can work on him giving the ball at the right times a bit better he'll be a major asset for us. Credit where it's due.

What about the mouthy Arsenal lad next to us who slagged off their players all the way through and then disappeared for 20 minutes in the second half. Very odd. Kept screaming THEO WALCOTT PLEASE.

There was big pressure on the manager and team after Thursday, and boy did they deliver.

Well done super Slav and team :thup:

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by whizzer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:53 pm

Believer wrote:Huge slice of humble pie from me. Not cos we smashed the gooners on their own soil but more so cos of the players I've dismissed as not fit for purpose.

Noble - I haven't quite slaughtered him but I did think he'd be looking over his shoulders this season. He was immense. Especially after the early card.
Zarate - I still think he is a bit greedy but that side of him seems to have been calmed down a bit and he is actually looking at options around him now.
Nolan - was superb when he came on. Seemed to roll back the years and actually had a little bit of zip when required. Actually have to admit that I think we'd be foolish to let him go - he is ideal for last 15/20 in games.
Jarvis - came on and tightened things up. Nothing spectacular but didn't let himself to the team down.
Maiga - even poor old Modibo did his bit when he cam on. Fair play.

It struck me that Bilic has given the team an almighty dose of self belief. Maybe this new positive attitude will roll the years back for a few players. No more hit and hope hot potato nonsense. Noble in particular today looked like he had the shackles removed. He was pinging balls all over the place. Fantastic.

As much as I was criticising our squad the other day (and of course Rome wasn't built in a day) - this result was achieved without our £30m strike force ! We have all allowed ourselves to get carried away a bit in the past me included but it seems like Slaven has instilled something with this lot. 2 or 3 more additions and I think we could be about to witness something a bit special.

Who was it said the other day that the players were laughing at Bilic's training methods ? That really looked like a team who didn't believe in the manager out there !! :crest:
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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by WorcesterWHU » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:54 pm

I'm chuffed for Zarate. He was getting seriously on my tits with not releasing the ball but then pulled a rabbit out of the hat, a second goal that we really needed - I guess Zarate (and other players like him) can frustrate but they can also pull something out of nothing.

Chuffed to bits for the lad.

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Bergen Hammer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:56 pm

whizzer wrote: He who dares BH, he who dares :scarfer:
Agiter avant de boire my man

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:57 pm

-DL- wrote:
, because it could be said that without the foundations he [ Allardyce ] laid, today may never have happened.

Aside from Oxford and Payet and Ogbonna, that was Allardyce's team out there.
Absolutely , well said - a lot of people have helped us get where we are today , I am convinced we have the right man in Slaven Bilic to develop us even further to the sort of team we have all been clamouring for , why another few wins like this one and we will be singing ' Slaven Bilic's Claret 'n Blue Army ' - just you wait ! :D

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by Tesh Di Canio » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:57 pm

Best thing about this result - there'll be some absolute YouTube gold on Arsenal Fan TV later!

COYI :scarfer:

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by scatts » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:58 pm

Beat Arsenal - tick
Don't get anyone sent off - tick
Use the kids - tick
Don't try to defend a slender lead - tick
Don't concede in the last five minutes - tick
Don't make stupid substitutions - tick

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Re: Arsenal v West Ham United: Match Thread

Post by WorcesterWHU » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:58 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:
we will be singing ' Slaven Bilic's Claret 'n Blue Army ' - just you wait ! :D
I'm sure I heard that over the TV today already TOMOS.

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