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Arsenal Fan Interview After Villa Defeat

Arsenal Fan Interview After Villa Defeat

1) So Rocky, how do you assess the season, great win (and it was a GREAT win) v Man Utd one week and spanked by the Villa the next?

It's the story of our season really. I just can't understand it. There is obviously something wrong with the team but we can't really do anything about till January so we'll just have to keep battling on till then. Hopefully we'll be able to find some sort of consistency to ensure our season isn't over before that.

2) Where do you see yourselves ending up this season and do you see Villa as serious challengers for a top four place?

Champions ..... Midtable ...... your guess is as good as mine with this current form. As for Villa, you can only really go by the table and form and a third of the way into the season you gotta say yes, the have a real chance of making the Champions League.

3) Arsene Wenger. Legend, great manager, done mighty things for Arsenal. No one can deny that. BUT does there come a time when even the best can no longer continue to build and re-build teams?

There does come a time when the best can't build teams anymore, but did you see the Carling Cup in midweek? Wenger still has a lot to offer, he's just made a couple of errors/had his hand forced in the last 12 months that has left us short. There is no manager in the game who can run our club like Wenger does. He's also done (still doing a) a lot for the English game. For the past twelve years he's had to budget for a stadium whilst at the same time becoming the most sucessful Arsenal manager ever, people failed to see his long term vision which is now bearing fruit. Mark my words, you'll see a lot of Arsenal players in the England set up in the coming years.

4) If you could have one player from Villa, who would it be and why?

Anyone who can win a defensive header please.

5) What do you think of Villa and Martin O'Neill?

He's ace. He's a fantastic manager, but he makes me laugh too. The game needs characters, and you've certainly got one there.

Thanks Gooners, see you on Boxing Day at our gaff..!

With thanks to Rocky from Vital Arsenal:

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday November 16 2008
Time: 7:52PM


He never said what he thought of Villa.... a bit bitter maybe ?
Villa 4 Ever
16/11/2008 20:32:00
Don't! Leave him be, he's obviously a bit upset - bless!
16/11/2008 20:59:00
Glad results went our way today. I always enjoy when our our rivals Everton and Hull tie!
16/11/2008 21:06:00
I believe Rocky did say that Villa are contenders for 4th spot. Nothing bitter about it, I think. Arsenal were beaten by a better side on the day.
16/11/2008 21:51:00
A lot of gooners are moaning about Gabbys cupped ear celebration inflaming arsenal fans and lacking class.....Do they not remember the antics of wright and Henry?! pitiful
16/11/2008 22:37:00
No complaints from me and i'm a gooner. Villa completely played us off the park on Saturday. You looked like the home team and we were lucky it only finished 2-0. Martin O'Neill is building a very good side and it won't be long before you are pushing into the top 4.
16/11/2008 23:18:00
cheers codcops - good luck. we'd better get laursen on a new contract, cos he sounds like the perfect man to sort arsenal out!
16/11/2008 23:57:00
Pop your windows on V4E, and not the Villa tinted ones .... I said Villa are challenging for top four.
17/11/2008 00:42:00
Actually rocky he asked you "do you see Villa as serious challengers for a top four place?" and fair enough you answered it, but then he asked you at the end "5) What do you think of Villa and Martin O'Neill?" and you just went on how MON is a great manager not about Villa... I wasn't going to say anything else but when you come out like that towards me i start going into proven facts that everyone can see for themselves.
Villa 4 Ever
17/11/2008 07:14:00
V4E stop embarressing yourself. Rocky has come on here representing the defeated team and been very gracious, not many would do that and you are just picking flies. Good luck for the rest of the season Rocky and hopefully it will be Redscouse dropping out of the top 4 and not your good selves. That said, we'll take either, AVFC are on the move.
Villan Of The North
17/11/2008 09:28:00
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