Arsenal 3-0 West Brom: What the forums say…

Football Burp looks back over the weekend’s Premier League action, wonders what manner of buzz is sweeping through the notoriously fickle yet frequently entertaining world of online fans’ forums, reproduces a selection of comments for your delectation. First up, the fallout from Arsenal 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

Arsenal 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
Arteta... Goal-getter (Image courtesy of Ronnie Macdonald)

Arsenal fans say…

“Played some good football today and were solid : overall fine result. First time I’ve been impressed with Jenkinson his crossing is really good and considering how far he’s come since this time last year I think its fair to give him a chance. Certainly a good prospect who will improve with experience and game time. Santos might not be the best defensively but he will do fine for games like this.” – Mastodon, arsenal-mania.com

“The thing I like most about our performances of late is that everyone seems to be working for each other, there is labour in each players performance. I remember last season, one of my big annoyances was seeing the likes of Walcott not providing any cover for Sagna, casually jogging back into position and generally being lazy. Now, you see him tracking back and trying to make tackles which remain deeper from his original position. Whether it’s to do with the new players that have come in, maybe a change in Wenger’s philosophy I’m not sure but whatever it is, it’s working well. With the form we’re in as of late, you slowly start to think we should be taking points from these kinda of fixtures, which in reality we should, however it was something of a tricky spell at the beginning of the season. We finally set eyes on the dreamy CB pairing of Koscielny and Vermaelen too” – Nafe, onlinearsenal.com

“The Ramsey-Arteta-Song midfield is really working at the moment. Ramsey has stepped up, Arteta is playing better and better and Song is becoming world-class. I really believe it. His skill on the ball has been improving, he can pick out a killer pass and he doesn’t get caught on the ball. Just needs to cut out those games where he passes to the other team too much. As amazing RVP has been this year, Song has been really key for us as well. We really missed him when he was suspended early in the season, something I think we tend to overlook.” – Hoya, arsenal-mania.com

West Brom fans say…

“very negative team selection baffling tactics! cox as loan striker is mad would have been better with maf or tchoyi surely? no mulumbu? midfield as a whole just not in the game. woeful first half they havent had to hit second gear we deserve to be behind hope second half brings change in perssonel and tactics and attitude” – beechyboy90, westbrom.com

“I almost think the players have prepared for the Liverpool and Arsenal games with the mentality that we are probably going to lose, and that anything we get is a bonus. That is a reasonable mentality for supporters to have, but I would like to think that our players go into every game believing that we are capable of winning, even if we are playing one of the best sides in the league. Four of our next five games are against sides who we should be looking to take points off, so we will know a lot more about the mentality of our players after these games. If we fail to show a bit more desire and a willingness to impress after the international break, then I can see even more of our supporters becoming increasingly frustrated with how we are trying to play at the moment, because it is dull to watch and has seen us pick up very few results so far this season.” – SussexBaggie, West Bromwich Albion footymad.net forum

“Billy Jones was very much a positive, has looked assured in all games he has played so far and im really starting to like him as a player. I also thought Thorne did well when he came on, hopefully we see more of him this season preferably when the team is in a better situation. Also good to see Gera back, too early to judge him yet though.” – Wbamitch, westbrom.com