5
Feb

Arsenal let four goal lead slip against Newcastle


Written by Chris Wheatley

107 Comments  

Newcastle scored four second half goals to put a dent in Arsenal’s title hopes and secure arguably the comeback of the season.

The travelling Arsenal supporters were in dreamland after Theo Walcott, Johan Djourou and Robin Van Persie saw the Gunners go three up in under ten minutes.

Robin van Persie scored a fourth for the Gunners before the half time whistle saved the Magpies from more of a mauling. The second half was an entirely different game as the Toon Army battled back into the proceedings. The home side were helped by Abou Diaby who foolishly lashed out at Joey Barton and was sent off.

Temperamental Barton scored a penalty soon after and then Leon Best scored a second to give Newcastle a lifeline. Then Joey Barton put away another spot kick before Cheick Tioté levelled an amazing game.


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Duc Nguyen
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FUCK the referee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aj
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FUCK ABOU DIABY

jama
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what the hell is going on i am sure tittle race is over …. diaby whata stupid guy he is .. and squilaci i don’t why he is arsenal player when he is playing no confidence and that shows what djouru was doing …. anyway arsenal will not win the tittle am sure 100%.

GunnerMKD
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phil dowd= GAAAAY! squillaci too

egygooner
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fuck phil dowed and how barton did not get a even yellow card for this tackle two harsh penalties and fuck alll epl refereeees

toonFan
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you guys cant blame it entirely on the reff, the 2nd half you guys barely had posession and chucked it away really, ive seen you play better than that with 10 men in other games

Ryan
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we can only blame ourselves…we eased back and it probably cost us the league

jay
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Diaby you cunt, fuck off and take this shitty defense with you along with wanker wenger, fucking useless twats!!!!!!

JSP
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Dowd was a disgrace. Why was Nolan still on the pitch after grabbing Schezney round the neck after the penalty. He and the linesman were right there and the prick booked Schezney!! No card for Barton after the assult on Diaby either (ps Diaby you are a cock!!!)

GoonerForLife
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Two words for Abou Diaby, the man who had to give in to anger…”FUCK U”

Puyol
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Nice choke Gunners! Can’t wait for you lose the Mickey Mouse Cup also.

See in a week and a half.

Puyi

Díomá
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I want EVERYONE to remember this result the next time someone tries to say Arsenal have guts.
I want EVERYONE to remember this result when Man U are listing the league trophy in May.

Tomas Rosicky is a goddam liability.

But well done Joey Barton and Alan Pardew – you got the response from Diaby that you wanted. And well done referee for your double standards in not sending off Nolan.

Don't Care
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Fuck the ref, fuck the Newcastle pussies, fuck the second half, Newcastle are a rotten and garbaged cunting team who rely too much on luck and their sad and unskillful long balls and set plays. Real matches don’t end up like this, I bet the bookies had something to do with this. Overall, this is the worst game Arsenal has ever played, worst than the Tottenham one, because this was against a fucking shitty team. Feel free to argue against me, but I just wanted to get my feelings out. Thanks.

Kevin
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Well done you fucking fat cunt I hope I never here or see you again you joke of a referee. You arrogant fat ugly shit.

fh
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I blame Wenger, this is what happens when you don@t buy another CB

I blame the ref, cheating cunt

Scnezy is not the answer

ole
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Season over, wenger woun`t be able to turn this around, i`m on close to join damstar;) Never!!!!! Phil dowd was poor, but we were worse!!!

Alan
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haven’t seen the incident but surely Diaby, who has collected wages for 5 years and given us absolutely nothing in return, could’ve kept his head when we were 4 nil up.
Also, where on earth does Dourou’s injury leave us. We can give out about another referee but how many times have we let massive leads slip in the past 9 months alone.

trollz
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diaby – – legend

Gooner
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As tempted as I an to blame the dick of a ref or that stupid f**k diaby, I’m instead going to blame the team for one of the worst 30 minutes of football I have ever seen

Afc kings
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Well said Jay Fucking chokers

The_Wenger_Boyz
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This is my first post on Gooner Talk. I read the blog everyday and this is the first time i have felt the need to vent my frustration! That was the biggest CHOKE i have witnessed in the premier league! Yes the ref didn’t help us and everyone knows Barton is a fuckin cheat and will hack the skin off your bones but come on 4 up after 26mins!!!!!!!!! Diaby getting his marching orders was no excuse for that DISGRACE!!!!!

Angelshark
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I am so f**** angry at Diaby right now he let everybody who is linked with Arsenal down today. But who i really would like too kill is Phil Dowd why the fuck is he giving the two free penalties? He must have bet alot of money on the draw. He was a fucking dicgrace. why the fuck is he a ref in the PL. Can somebody please take care of this joke. Fuck Him.

llama
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Two penalties that weren’t pens.
If diaby got sent off, why didn’t nolan?

Phil Dowd deserves to be fired or shot after that disgrace of a performance. Preferably shot.

GoonerVance
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Squillaci, Rosicky, Eboue….these are our “DEFENSIVE” Subs….blame Wenger. We didn’t go out and get a CB we didn’t go out and try to get another CDM…our subs are Squillaci, Rosicky, and Eboue.

Because nothing screams defense like a 30 something year old skinny French mime.

A goofy Ivorian

And a crocked Attacking Midfielder

jay
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Its ok blaming refree’s but after being 4-0 up, there just is no excuse, this defense is shit, wenger is a cunt and I hope he fucks off soon. WENGER FUCK OFFFFFFF NOWWWWWWWWWWW U CUNTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!

Chrispy
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Embarassing !

Only Arsenal can fuck up with a 4 goal advantage and highlights what is wrong with this team. They simply can’t focus for 90 minutes and see a job through.
Diaby has cost us more than 2 points. It was the chance to put pressure on all the teams around us. Our momentum has been lost too as this feels like a defeat.

I hope YD is OK because Barca will humiliate us with squillaci and Kos in defence.

sahoo
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Never seen such poor referrring. This bastard was not willing to call any of Newcastle’s fouls a foul. Where do the get such ass holes in EPL. This is ridiculous. I can bet my ass this fucker would not have done the same if it was Manu becos of Alex,

Newcastle Sucks
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Fuck Newcastle, I hope they get raped by Chels or MU 10-0 next time around

paul
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no brainer diaby , last year he costed us when he headed into our goal, now dispite knowing how many injuries and now this.
I am sure we could held them on if we push forward.

pires7
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Diaby let the team down… we are leading, how can u get sent off u bloody idiot!

Squllacci is an accident waiting to happen.. no pace, cant read the game, pls retire!

Rosicky only contribution is to give away free kicks and concede penalty… pls quit the arsenal team. rather have a youngster like lansbury for him. what is your contribution? no goals, no assists?

GoonerVance
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I am not mad at Diaby, he just made it evident that this is still the same Arsenal that chokes in pressurized moments…if it didn’t happen today it would happen against Fulham in the last round, or against United at the Emirates or some other game…thank you Diaby, we now see that the more things change the more they stay the same.

Gooner
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ok i think its obvious that it was a foul on barton … and i dont know why the 3rd goal was a penalty, looked really really harsh. if united win then theyre 7 points clear … it could be over.
got to say, theyre last goal was stunning!

Kalix
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It gets a bit tiring to see this misery, time after time. We never learn this. Top Football for 45 minutes. Then a stupid penalty and a goal in the butt and we stop playing. A bunch of psychologists must be engaged and talking to the boys. This is not good enough …

peter
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Wenger should be sacked. Why didnt he sign a decent c.half in January?? Starting the 2nd half with Koschielney (poor) and Squillaci (abysmal) was just a joke. Go now Wenger!!!!!

WW_Gooner
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Where the f**k does that leave us then – dropped points, no centrebacks or defensive midfielders and no confidence. When will Wrnger ever learn about spending money – twat.

gooner4life
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Arsene is this why u didn’t buy in the January window, u plum its your time to go we will never win anything more with a pig headed moron in charge.

since1979
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Daiby started the collapse by getting sent off but if you see the tackle you can understand why he is angry barton could have snapped his leg.The penalties were the wrong decisions but maybe the ref was unhappy with what went on at the Everton game so a bit of revenge, we now need to hope that Djourou is ok as Squill is not good enough.

peter
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I think Wenger should be sacked!

Song's Hair
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hey, what’s happened to all those cunts saying we can beat barcelona. Who says we have mental strength? IDiots. You’re all deluded pigs if you think this.
This team is shit, wenger is retarded and shit. How you ask? Well, what happened to that CB we needed during January? If we had another half decent defender, Squillaci wouldn’t have had to come on. Where was the passion?
All you fans I remember saying we can beat barcelona, and how we’re maturing and showing mental strength. I have always thought this and now I’ve been proven right. Idiots.

ade
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Arsene wenger gets a blame as well. This is what we have been saying. Djourou is now injured. The ref is also a fucking joke. How can? I am amazed!

mmmstreaker
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The biggest heap of bullshit i have ever seen!!
Arsenal imploded, proof we will never be champions, but special words for Dowd, the worse ref in the league! Talk about favouring the home side!!
That thug Barton succeeded in rattling us and the ref let him get away with it!!

Afc kings
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That stubborn French cunt shouldve signed a centre half with a bit of balls about him, our defence are a loada pussies FACT

Arse Fan
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Love Arsen, Love Wenger, FUCKKINNG REF and FUCKING DIABY!!! FUCKING REF SAVES NEWSCAS !!! BETTER SHOOT HIM !!!

damstar
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Lol..You guys now can see why u cant win the title with ur chicken immature team and stingy management.. Glad i made my decision to be a red devil forever!!! You guys jus handed the prmier league title to the great undefeated Manchester United…LOL wat a bunch of losers and babies….and say bye bye to cesc nex summer…

filip ljungblom
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I hope Phil Dowd will die and goes to hell were he’ll be raped and beaten

GoonerForLife
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Hey, Guys…when AFC.com asks who do we think was the man of the match, lets please put ABOU DIABY!!!!!!

What a fucking cunt!!!

richard
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Todays result is only one Arsenals worries:
2. Three match ban for Diaby
3. This is compounded by the fact that Denilson and Song are injured
4. Djourous’ injury looks like a metatarsal (sp) and if so, he could be gone for
a lengthy spell

Today could prove to be the day / match that caused Arsenals season.

f4phantomphreak
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I cant believe what I just saw… Only Arsenal could blow a 4 goal lead w/in 45min. only Arsenal. As soon as Joey Farton scored his pk I got a sick feeling in my gut, especially when squids came on, WTF Arsenal….its Man U’s to lose now….

Km
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Had enough of this shit defense. It’s a never ending story. A bit of presure from a crap team and we crack . Where are the GUNNERS in this team.

Nicky
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Oh!
Dear..
Arsenal completely bottled it….
Same as last year again.

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