24
Apr

Bolton 2-1 Arsenal – Title hopes vanish after late Wanderers goal


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League look as good as gone after they lost 2-1 at Bolton on Easter Sunday.

Bolton were the better side in the first half and took the lead when Daniel Sturridge found the back of the net after Gary Cahill’s header was blocked.

The Gunners levelled in the second half when just seconds after Kevin Davies missed the chance to put Bolton 2-0 up when a wrongly awarded penalty was saved, Robin van Persie fired home from the edge of the box after he was set up by Cesc Fabregas.

But just seconds from the end, Arsenal’s title hopes disappeared when Bolton scored a dramatic late winner, with substitute Tamir Cohen heading home from a corner.


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Kevin
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I feel as though Arsene Wenger should leave not just for the sake of Arsenal but for his legacy at Arsenal too. The first nine years were great 96-05 but if he stays till 2014 then most people will recognise nine years of being so close yet so far.

Escrapini
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bottlers…

Stoney
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Hilarious. They think it’s all over, it is now. Another season with nothing to show for it. Pathetic bunch of losers you goonies. Your lizard faced manager constantly jumping up and down waving his arms around is so funny. I’d be so so embarrassed if I were a goonie, thanks to the grace of god I’m not. Not as funny as seeing your little goonie faces at the final whistle as you lose again. Can’t wipe the smile off my face. Ha ha ha ha ha.

Marty Price
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Two headers under defended. The first with Clichy losing the plot, the second just beat. No imagination on the many corners, but simply plying it in thinking they wee going to get above Cahill(massive match) and Knight? For a squad that is supposed to be creative they have simply lost it, with over elaborate buildups to nothing. So where do they start? Does Wenger go, I do not think so, but the front office needs a strong character in there like Dein, who can pull the trigger on deals. Wenger cannot, I mean Vermaelen out all year a good buy,… Read more »
arsenal fan
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agree with you kevin better if he leaves or buys some serious quality !anywa i WANT HIM OUT THERE STILL PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT HE CAN WIN US ANYTHING NOY EVERY MAN IS MOURINHO FUCK OF WENGER!

trollz
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i wish i can dig up the archives where i said in the comments tat we wont win anything this season.

i feel awesome. Wenger out.

Escrapini
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I think Wenger should be the one to personally give the trophy to the Mancs or the Chavs.

Who Cares
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Who cares anymore ? Just pay your money and shut up thats what Arsenal want – Wenger is finished – truly and completely fiished – go now and goodbye.

WHO GIVES A SHIT
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WENGER OUT, FOR GOD SAKE, GET THIS KNOB HEAD OUT, THIS TEAM IS A COMPLETE JOKE!!!!!

damstar
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Smh..wat a pity Arsenal. I wont say much….All I will say is “Glory Glory, Man United”…

Who Cares
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Choke Choke Choke – two english players and the rest foreign mercenary trash – no wonder we dont win anything with players who only care about money and not the club. Wenger has FAILED and should go as soon as possible.

Chris
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Wenger should just go. Refuses to change his truly demented ways so has to go. Don’t care if half his mercenary foreign bottlers go with him.

jonesmalo
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Not good enough. Sad but true. I do not advocate Wenger’s sacking, but how long does he plan to continue with this squad? They have delivered for him, and the tortured man on the sideline today is not content with second place – despite his earlier statements.

mats
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wenger has just totally lost his marbles, he looks like his going to explode on the touchline at eevrygame. His totally lost his compusure, his tactics, the team has lost the plot, the team has lost confidence in him. Everyone at the club has lost the plot. Bloody hell Chelsea were miles behind us, and now they are 2nd and 3 points ahead of us. Wenger can go as fra as im concerened.

f4phantomphreak
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what a load of total crapola…. I have been a Arse fan since, well I cant recall its been that long and I have never seen a bunch of turds, total nut filled turds. I agree with the above people, AW has to move on, but I’m afraid of who might replace him?

nicky
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We have the forthcoming close season to sort out the failures that have haunted us throughout the season. We simply cannot defend set pieces and, in turn, we fail to benefit from OUR set pieces. In today’s game, we had our goalie plus 2 defenders on the goal line, yet Bolton still scored their first goal with ease. All through the game we failed to capitalise on a host of crosses, corners and free kicks… as we have done all season. Their winning goal was simplicity itself. A corner is taken a Bolton player rushes in and, totally unopposed, heads… Read more »
Angry Fan
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wenger out.

me.
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Half the people on here aren’t even arsenal fans. Will you politely Fuck off.

Tshepo
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You got to feel sorry for the fans, the trauma, frustration they (we) have gone through week in week out for the last 3 months. Fans begged to the manager to buy atleast a quality, experienced goalkeeper,defender + a midfield. All fell on deaf ears to the STUBBORN Wenger. The funny thing about his comments is that he talks about a “winning mentality” the players have. Is he really smoking something before being interviewed? 2day was a same script again, creating lots of chances,wasteful and being punished. Personally i think our captain needs to leave, even his posture says it… Read more »
Mad
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Wenger has a case to answer the fans on why he didn’t want to buy new player, particularly in January and why he still stand firm against several flops who took every single penny of fans every week with strings of poor performance and not even pay our faith when get a chance. Please… Please… Move out from this beloved club.

Gooner4life&beyond
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Lol, wow. What a difference a season makes. “Judge me in May.” Ok, but it’s looking real bad. It’s not even finishing fourth or third that annoys, it’s the way it happens, season in and season out it’s the same thing now.

You can’t expect fans to pay big money for the same experience every season and be happy about it, if it’s not winning something every season.

Rock
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No real desire going forward, sideway stuff again, super poor defending. So many people rated Djourou this year. He is far too laid back, too quiet, has the concentration levels of a fish and has absolutely no positional sense either. Alex Song – craig burley talks a lot of tosh but sorry he is spot on today, seriosly what is his game? Every time going forward instead of holding his position responsibly. Would much rather have Reo Coker on free than Song the Joke. Wish we had yaya Toure, OH how i wish. He’d actually help the defence rather than… Read more »
Kevin
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What hurts me is seeing clueless players like Denilson who you know if you went on to the pitch you could play better then him. I’m not even English but Lansbury would give and play far better then him as would Frimpong and Coquelin. Also is it me but does Clichy look clueless he doesn’t actually attack or go in the opposition’s box he just charges up the field and does nothing and when he does cross it it either under or overhit.

jhnhgs75
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So the jihad is over, kids! C’mon vent your frustration at AW… after all it is his job to make you feel like something you are certainly not in your real life….

Tom
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Groundhog Day back to last season and 2008.Wenger has learned nothing.The project is dead.A clearout of the deadwood is required.But Gadaffi wont listen to anyone.Carry on Gadaffi

IIILIL
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CHEZNY
SAGNA CAHILL VERMEALEAN GIBBS

?

WILSHERE NASRI
WALCOTT HAZARD

VAN PERSIE

SUBS:
JOHAN
A NEW FORWARD
RAMSAY
FRIMPONG
FABINSKI
YOUNG

OUT;
EBOUE
ROSICKY
SQUALLACI
BENDTNER
CHAMAK
CLICHY
FABREGAS
VELA
ALUMINA
ARSHAVIN

NOW THATS ALOT OF WASTE OR UNCOMMITTED PLAYERS……BRING IN 5 WORLD CLASS PLAYERS….AND START A FRESH=]

Marty Price
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Wow I was sour grapes like everyone with my first post but never said get rid of Wenger. If you get rid of him, who do you replace him with. They are still a good side. There were trophyless years back in the 70’s, this stuff comes and goes. I just advocated for new blood to help with strategy. I mean why not put Theo in a central role with Van Persie in the hole behind him, who knows they always come out the same, so are easy to scout out. If not there is are coaches in Holland, Frankd… Read more »
GunnerMKD
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and just wtf is ansri doing for the corners? if he stands there, he should be totally focused and clear the ball if needed. imo we are too predictable, we dont surprise teams anymore. yeah, play rvp upfront, 2 defenders mark him, he has to come back. that leaves the box empty, so any crosses from the wingers or fullbacks are useless. clichy-i dont know what happens to him this year, he totally lost it. i would give gibbs a chance till the end, since it`s all over. sagna-easyly the best fullback we have, shame we dont have proper back… Read more »
sun1
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@Stoney:

Stoney – your mom obviously did not teach you manners – peeping into other’s home when you own backyard is full of shit …. obviously nothing more can be expected from a second grade spud !! – STAY AWAY & STAY OUT !!

gooner 4 lyf
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where r da true gonners at?? wenger out? r u mad!! who will replace him .. who will keep da club playin dis type of football , find dese plyas such as vermealen, henry and viera out of da blue n turn dem into world class playas, arsene wneger iz da best thing 2 happen 2 arsenal , baring in mind da current squad iz hamperred by constant injuries 2 key playas… yh i kno sum plyas r nt good enof but playsa lyk vela shud nt b sold , he iz adaptin 2 da knew formation , hez 1… Read more »
mojo
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we need to get podolski he is available this summer along with cahill and baines and felipe melo who is in the form of his life!!!!

Tiago
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@mojo:

I agree with you, these are awesome players. The only problem is felipe melo’s behaviour, even though I think we could use a bit of this kind of players at times…

fgdfg
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When Cesc goes you will hear the following mark my words. 1 – “We have Nasri who can replace him”. 2 – “Jack Wilshere will replace Cesc” 3 – “Aaron Ramsey can step into his shoes”. Now none of the three above are as good as Cesc. Cesc is light years ahead of them. Even when Cesc is not interested he still rips up defences like paper. Case in point v Spuds at home. Cesc is a winner not a leader. Put him in a good side and he wins you trophies. The only other side he has played in… Read more »
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