Arnautovic. Sell, Sell, Sell.

No West Ham Bob post today, the chap has gone underground (or to the Caribbean!).

I have never been to the London Olympic stadium, I understand it is a soulless bowl unless inhabited by the Great Gooner, Mo Farah. Our record at the ground is good, with only one loss, a draw and a few wins. WHU have only won one out of the last 21 fixtures with AFC. This may explain why they keep buying our ex-players – Little Jack, $amir Nasri, Flapianski etc

Do you recall the days when if Wrighty didn’t score we were screwed? It is much the same at WHU.  Take out that unpleasant devil, Arnautovic and they are toothless. That said, on the rare occasion Andy Carroll plays they can lump the ball into the Big Man and WHU have another attacking weapon.

I like the look of Anderson, who could do well at a better club, one which isn’t being ruined by rapacious owners. He is a more direct Iwobi.

The Hammers manager, Manuel Pellegrini, is doing a good job after the club was damaged by the tactics of Fat Sam and Moyes. He seems a likeable chap and at least is trying to get WH back to playing decent football.

Back to Arnautovic. I can never forgive the swine for his cowardly attack on Debuchy which effectively ended his Arsenal career (allowing Catwalk  to take his place). West Ham understandably are refusing to sell him. The bloke is highly likely to score this afternoon against our porous defence.

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Of which … Could Hector start this afternoon? Please, pretty please.

And Mesut. No more of this knee knack, back pain, headache, flu, dog’s eaten my homework bolleaux. Let him play, and let him dazzle.

And Catwalk. Stop him looking like a bright red blimp up int the stands and get him up that wing in order to give the team some balance.

Getting the injured back into the team will make a huge difference.

I expect this afternoon to be frustrating, we are not playing particularly well, even when winning, and the Hammers are very inconsistent. And we know Fabianski will have one his best performances.

We need 3 points.

Let it be So.



60 Responses to Arnautovic. Sell, Sell, Sell.

  1. fred1266 says:

    Isn’t pellegrini the manager

  2. chas says:

    Cheers, BR.

    I’m hoping we give Wagner’s boys a good thrashing, but having said that I’d take a 1-0 win too.

  3. ray says:

    Jesus didn’t realise gooners are so dumb Wagner? Souless London stadium and they play at the Emirates that hive of noise of supporters ! COYI

  4. LBG says:

    How much fun do you have Raddy with your posts! Fred, other supporters, trolls.
    Thanks for your efforts. I have been to the London Stadium three times now to watch rugby, and enjoyed the experience immensely. My wife and daughter were there for that special Sat night at the Olympics and loved every second. So perhaps it’s just footie and/or West Ham, although I know one or two Hammers who have “come round” to the place.
    The ex-Arsenal link is interesting. Hate Nasri, arrogant hit, overrated from start. Flappy as you say will have a blinder and hope Jack is not fit. Wagner has settled in and is turning the ‘happy ‘hammers into a team to be wary of. Which team will turn up? Which Arsenal team will turn up? Ozil to play and score a screamer. Arse 3-1.

  5. LBG says:

    Best I is a git, not a hit with me!

  6. LBG says:

    FFS Nasri is a git. Full stop. Have a good weekend AAers. COYG.

  7. LB says:

    Another top read BR

    My natural inclination is to think that being a superior club we should win today the problem is of course we have no idea how many players we have still standing and without the full complement we are not exactly setting the world alight.

    How knows, looking forward to finding out though.


  8. LBG says:

    Arsenal Ladies manager, Montemurro, “Style rules- we have some rules about how we play.Its our duty, our right at Arsenal to play attractive football. We want to play the right way, be risk takers, be brave and proactive”

    I’d have given him the job.

  9. Big Raddy says:

    I doubt Ray will be back to tell us but what does COYI stand for?

    Come on you Idiots/Imbeciles/Inbreeds/Incompetents/Infidels?

  10. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks Erik
    Dog ate the homework 🙂

    Ozil not even on the bench

    Who should we more angry with, Mesut or Unai?

  11. RA says:

    Nice Post, Raddy,

    Now, I am never going to convince you that Hector is ‘no Protector’, and that’s fair enough, indeed I rather hope you are right and I am wrong, but Belli dashing up the sidelines (he rarely seems to dash back down them) and leaving the door open at the back as he plays like an attacking spare part, has never thrilled me, and, as you say, with our current porous defence I can only think we may be larruped if Belli plays that way this p.m.

  12. RA says:

    Micky, it seems to be a bit mysterious the way that Mesut is in – out – shake it all about.

    Maybe he has Dengue Fever — and perhaps we are not spraying the Emirates with enough mosquito powder.

    Alternatively. maybe Arsenal are trying to get rid of him??

    I know nuffink! 🥺

  13. LBG says:

    Mesut, oh Mesut where are you?

  14. LBG says:

    Are we playing in shitty, blue green mint?

  15. LBG says:

    F*** off Smith

  16. Red Arnie says:

    Thank you, Raddy. 🙂 Brilliant

  17. RA says:


    To put my RB views into perspective, are is what Emery says about it.

    Emery’s View :

    “Wing-backs for us, and I think for football generally, give us the opportunity to get wide, and sometimes also the surprise of getting deep,” our head coach told Arsenal Player. “They give control with the ball when you have players inside.

    “They can go outside, keeping wide and going deep for the last attacking moment. But also it’s very important for every team, and for us as well, for them to defensively and tactically have quality.

    “Maybe they can be runners and have the capacity to add the attacking moments when the team needs it. They can offer a surprise with an attacking moment. But not forgetting that for every defensive player, the first work from them is defensively.

    “In each match I usually want to take the positions with the squad or the starting XI, the positioning and control with the positioning the spaces on the pitch when we are attacking or defending.

    “When you want to use a lot of players inside for the counter attack maybe, it gives us the possibility for the players to touch the ball, to keep the ball between some players. You also need to use the space on the side, on the right or left, for the balance defensively and also for the balance when you want to do the attacking moments and surprise the opposition.”

    I cannot argue with that Embers — my concern is that is not what I see Hector No protector doing.

    Incidentally, I hope Passthe polos has got a spring in his legs at CB, especially if Carrol gets a game, as our CBs hardly get a look in when crosses come in from the wing.

  18. LB says:

    That’s it, I am now convinced — the club are trying to find a CL club to take the player I payed a large chunk of my season ticket to see week in and week out.


  19. mickydidit89 says:

    RA and LB

    China for Mesut I reckon

  20. chas says:

    Wagner’s looking a bit rough

  21. LBG says:

    Sticky pitch!

  22. LBG says:

    Mesut for Prime Minister!

  23. LBG says:

    Mesut for Prime Minister!

  24. mickydidit89 says:

    Very cruel, he doesn’t deserve that 🙂

  25. LBG says:

    Ouzi injury because defenders ( and Xhaka) shovel shit.

  26. LBG says:

    Creativity? Play Mesut with one leg!

  27. chas says:

    Too pretty poor teams playing some pretty poor football.

  28. RA says:

    Summary of 1st Half.

    1. We seem suicidal with passing around the penalty area while standing still.

    2. We seem to be unable to pass 5 yards — except to Wham players.

    3. Maitland Niles is not at the races.

    4. Referee is a dolt.

    5. And … oh, bollocks

  29. mickydidit89 says:


    Totally agree with sentiment in your comment about paying for season ticket to see Mesut. This game lacks the artistry he brings.

    Ok I don’t fork out for tickets, but I certainly poof up an extra cushion if he plays

  30. RA says:

    Is Auba playing today?

  31. mickydidit89 says:

    Bad reflection on game: I’m comfort eating

  32. LBG says:

    Sheer unadulterated Bollox!

  33. mickydidit89 says:

    we’re simply not taking the game to them. awful

  34. Aaron says:

    Well, of course the Arsenal cough up a sloppy one to start.
    Like Iwobi today, AMN with a few really poor passes. Not much going on, probably should have had a few to start the game, but Laca was off.
    Better pick up the pace and urgency now.

  35. LBG says:

    Who’s winding them up, who’s angry ( about something that matters), who’s leading, wants to win.

  36. Big Raddy says:

    My word we are playing poorly. Where is the urgency?

  37. RA says:

    We spend half of the possession playing in our own penalty area until GK clears the ball ….. to Wham.

    That is down to Emery.

  38. LBG says:

    Certainly not a super Saturday, but still possible, if we can get a goal.

  39. LBG says:

    Good job we had a week to get players back and train!

  40. Big Raddy says:

    ATM Curly is not good enough to start, he should be on the bench. Not that this performance is all down to him.

  41. Come on Arsenal, this is pants.

    Thanks for the pre-match Raddy, West Ham Bob didn’t fancy it 😉

  42. fred1266 says:

    Fabianski really has our numbers

  43. Aaron says:

    Lazy, slow and guys walking back-tourist type effort today.
    6th place team….

  44. LBG says:

    So many players no worthy of their weekly wage!

  45. fred1266 says:

    3 minutes to go and we passing around in midfield damn

  46. Big Raddy says:

    That was awful. Only bright spark was Iwobi

  47. mickydidit89 says:

    we scored no goals at all. none. zero. zip. hate that

  48. Aaron says:

    We actually scored 2, but the sloth in the effort to get back onside was there for all to see.

  49. Aaron says:

    Sorry about that-Micky.

  50. chas says:

    Just finished a brief report but might as well add LB’s to it.

  51. mickydidit89 says:

    we were way more attack looking with a 4-2-3-1

    probably because there were more attacky players on the pitch

    and people want another cb!!!!

    I don’t like Ramsey, but with him gone and clearly Ozil out of favour, the rest of the season is going to be really dull if the club don’t pull something out of the hat this window

  52. mickydidit89 says:


    Saw that comment a while back that you surf mavericks

    Can’t remember, but who was the first guy to surf that wave when it was still considered too dangerous?

    ps are you US born or an ex-pat?

  53. LBG says:

    “The decision today was to bring those player” Emery.
    My last comment on this game – I want you to be more angry openly with your/ our players Dick ( understand, a little if you have roasted them in the changing rooms). But they let you down today, didn’t get off the bus, hadn’t woken up for the early game.
    Recognise given you statement on “loans only” that you have to work with what you’ve got, but “upset a few”, get Keown or Winterburn to kick a few and explain, diplomatically of course, what is required when you pull on that shitty second strip. Use the youngsters and get Cesc and Jack to explain they need to grab their chance by the gonads.

  54. Big Raddy says:

    3-47. Then the decision was wrong. If Bellerin and Monreal are fit enough to be on the bench then they can start. But the problem was not at the back it was midfield. Only one chance created for PEA and noe for Lacazette.

    Why have €120m of striker if there is no service?

  55. Aaron says:

    US born, CA bred.
    So, this might be somewhat controversial, but Jeff Clark is recognized as surfing the place first, and going left-yikes!
    But, Mark Rovan, surfed Mav’s 10 years earlier at least before Jeff, on a longboard or such, without a leash. Thank about that for a minute or two.
    One of my friends (Mark Grey) wrote an article on Mav’s in Surfer’s Journal, and found out about this. I had been surfing with Mark Rovan for over 15 years and he never mentioned it- humble guy, who also led surf tours in New Zealand before it became fashionable.

  56. LB says:

    Imagine if we brought one of Europe’s most talented players to supply Aubamayang — but wait, we already have one but we don’t effing well play him.

  57. mickydidit89 says:


    Wow , great story. I couldn’t remember the name but was sure the first guy did it on a longboard, and you surfed with him!!!

  58. mickydidit89 says:


    I think Emery had a problem with the big names at PSG.

    Now I get we’re no PSG, but we could at least pretend. No way we’re getting 4th at this rate, so we may as well play some decent football.

    Sick to the teeth of this passing the bloody thing around between 9 ‘effing defenders all sodding afternoon

  59. chas says:


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