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Saturday, July 16, 2005

We Trust You, Wenger, But...

Yes, we trust you, Arsene, but I hope you know what you're doing. In all these years you have been at Highbury, we HAVE trusted you, and by and large, you have delivered. Not wildly unimaginable success, but more success than in the past 50 years.

But I hope you know what you're doing. Patrick Vieira is our talismanic (as much as I dislike that cliche) captain. 9 years is an eternity in football, he stayed on despite the lure of bigger clubs and European glory, and he has matured into one of the best defensive midfielders in the world (yes, Roy Keane, that's right).

Those who criticize Arsenal's lack of real success always forget that this team is the only major European club that puts out under-23 players week in week out due to lack of financial clout like Real or Chelsea. Like Flamini, Fabregas, van Persie, Toure, Clichy and Cole. And by that measure, they are punching far above their weight.

And without Paddy, there is a huge gap in the middle of the park. Edu has left for the warmer Spain, Parlour is collecting his pension at Boro, Pires is updating his resume and Gilberto is still on back-pain medication.

When Bergkamp retires at the end of the season, an entire generation of players will have passed, Dennis is the last remaining player from the pre-Wenger, Rioch/Graham era, the remaining are from the tutelage of Wenger and the dorms of Colney. And Paddy was the very first of that generation.

And so, good luck Paddy in the catenachio of Italy. We wish you all the best, and thanks for the memories. Along with likes of Tony Adams, Liam Brady, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp and David Seaman, you are one of our greats.

And don't fail our trust, Wenger.

Gunner 4 life.

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  • wah caya sama lu arsenal !!!

    By Blogger Wingz, at 7/16/2005 12:00:00 pm  

  • to tell the truth, I always thought that Arsenal played a lot better last season when Vieira was NOT on the pitch. Kinda like Liverpool and Gerrard, if you ask me. When they DO play, play tends to center AROUND them, and the flow gets disrupted sometimes.

    But they DO drive their teams on. Wenger's gonna have to find someone to fill the gap indeed...

    By Blogger eyeris, at 7/16/2005 12:14:00 pm  

  • Fabregas! Fabregas! Now we (I mean I) can see Fab play more =P

    By Blogger wildcharm, at 7/16/2005 08:04:00 pm  

  • we supporting the same club.
    our trust on u wenger.
    The mid defend of arsenal are not strong enough!!
    they aint got strong Backbone.
    Now i dun see viera performance, but i see his mistake on last match he play.

    mayb is a good thing to have him transfer.

    By Blogger MengZ, at 7/17/2005 09:22:00 pm  

  • Eh, you wanna buy Kewell? Prime Australian product wan, best in Sydney, Brisbane, and some say Melbourne! Give you special deal, only 1 million! Hurry! Hurry!

    By Blogger sashi, at 7/18/2005 09:01:00 am  

  • mengz & wings - good to know there are a few gunner out there!

    wildcharm - you're salivating!

    eyeris - i dunno, rumour is that he'll make a big announcement soon...

    sashi - emmm... Kewell aah? No lah, maybe Chelski wanna pay 1 mil for him...

    By Blogger Simon, at 7/18/2005 09:31:00 am  

  • *grins* I like arsenal :D

    By Blogger Shan, at 7/18/2005 09:39:00 am  

  • yeah, me too!!

    By Blogger Simon, at 7/18/2005 10:27:00 am  

  • We must have faith in Fabregas in Midfield...provided he doesn't gets banged off the pitch =P Such a small bod and yes Simon, I'm salivating..been salivating eversince I saw him play...ahahhaa

    By Blogger wildcharm, at 7/18/2005 02:34:00 pm  

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