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Postby Conner99 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:52 pm

Arsenal grabbed a vaulable 3pts against Swansea to keep in the race for fourth spot ...the 2-0 win was only sealed when Gervinho scored in injury time to add to the opener from Henri Monreal . The win keeps them in 5th place and manager Arsene Wenger said after the game .."We will know at the end of the season how important this win is, but we knew as well the win was absolutely vital for us and we could not drop points today."



Reading could not stop Man Utd as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford , still managerless after the recent sacking of Brian McDermott it leaves them 7 pts adrift of safety ...but caretaker boss Eamon Dolan was proud of his players after the recent troubles ..."I'm never proud when we lose but considering it has been a difficult week, and all we had to deal with, I'm pleased with the players and how they have gone about it."
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Postby Hams » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:44 am

Even though Reading have a new manager in Nigel Adkins this should be a comfortable home win for Arsenal

Arsenal 3-0 Reading
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Postby Conner99 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:00 pm

well we will be without Wilshire , Walcott and now Diaby ..who apparently picked up knee ligament injury while training ..? what is it with Diaby ...9 months out they estimate ..is he cursed or something . ?
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:04 am

As much as I'd like to see a 'smash and grab' raid from Reading, I cannot see anything but a Gooners win here, regardless of the players they have out. Arsenal 3 Reading 1.
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Postby Hams » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:42 am

Did you know that Arsenal have won all 11 of their previous competitive meetings with Reading, including two wins already this season.
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Postby Conner99 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:06 pm

who can forget the greatest comeback in League Cup history ... :wink: in this match though I would settle for any type of win , but I would love to see Arsenal score a few and get a big win against Reading .
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Postby Hams » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:11 pm

Line ups

Arsenal:
Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Rosicky, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Gervinho, Giroud.

Subs: Szczesny, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski.

Reading:
Taylor, Kelly, Shorey, Mariappa, Pearce, Karacan, Leigertwood, Guthrie, Robson-Kanu, McAnuff, Pogrebnyak.

Subs: McCarthy, Gunter, Morrison, Akpan, McCleary, Le Fondre, Hunt.
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Postby Hams » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:59 pm

HT

Arsenal 1-0 Reading

Gervinho 11'
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Postby Conner99 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:07 pm

should have been a few more ....need to win this .
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Postby Hams » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:09 pm

You can relax now Conner!

Its now Arsenal 2-0 Reading with Cazorla scoring the 2nd.
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Postby Hams » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:08 pm

FT

Arsenal 4-1 Reading
1-0 Gervinho 11’
2-0 Cazorla 48’
3-0 Giroud 67'
3-1 Robson-Kanu 69’
4-1 Arteta 77' (Pen)

Any comments on todays result?
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Postby Hams » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:22 am

Reading really were awful!

They were 2-0 down in 2nd half and had a corner which they somehow managed to give straight back which let Arsenal score their 3rd.

I thought Gervinho played well for the Gunners today.

With Spurs winning at Swansea it was crucial to keep up the pressure on their N.London rivals.

It could be Chelsea who end up being the team that drops out the top 4.
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:31 am

I didn't see the game but caught the stats at half time which told the story - complete Arsenal dominance. I'm thinking Arsenal will win their next tie away to the Baggies, as they are hitting a purple patch at the right time of the season. We have the difficult prospect of Everton at WHL (I'm going to it) which will not be easy. Pass the valium vicar, I don't think my nerves can take it!
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Postby Klaas Bruinsma » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:40 am

Hams wrote:
It could be Chelsea who end up being the team that drops out the top 4.


I'm afraid you could be right. After losing at Southampton, it had become worse for us with boith Arsenal and Spurs winning.
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Postby Conner99 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:42 pm

Pickleman1967 wrote:I didn't see the game but caught the stats at half time which told the story - complete Arsenal dominance. I'm thinking Arsenal will win their next tie away to the Baggies, as they are hitting a purple patch at the right time of the season. We have the difficult prospect of Everton at WHL (I'm going to it) which will not be easy. Pass the valium vicar, I don't think my nerves can take it!


lets face it though ..it was a poor Reading team and really Gervinho should have had a hatrick and the score should have been about 8-1 ..but I wont moan too much as any win is good at this stage of the season .
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