Your View: Should Almunia return in goal?
With the traumatic 2-2 draw at West Ham forcing strong remarks from Arsenal fans out of frustration, what do you think Arsene Wenger should do about the squad’s most talked about situation – Mannone being preferred to Almunia.
That is a major talking point among all Arsenal concerns particularly because of some errors Mannone made which related to a couple of goals conceded over the last few matches.
refuse to vote. non of these clowns should be anywere near an arsenal team
Mannone has never been “safe”. I’m delighted that he has gotten some experience but he has never been ready to be the regular 1st team starter. Playing keeper is about consistency. While Almun hasn’t had a great start to the season, he is still by far our best option between the posts. We paid for choosing youth over experience today. Frustrating.
beyond belief that wenger let given pass bye, for a miserly 6 million. born losers remain born losers and those who win trophies on the back of previous managers signings will always get found out
You’re an idiot! Name 3 members of the unbeaten team that he inherited?
Has Vito lost a match for us yet? No, keep him till something drastic happens.
You guys are messed in the head. Sure we should have won, but hell a point is a point.
It’s the same as last year, jumping on the backs of every player when we don’t win every game by 4!
Give this team some credit it was a good team and we got a point. Yeah I’m frustrated that we didn’t get all three but still that away point is a point.
Were not going to win every single game boys so give these guys a break and support the team and the Gaffer.
fuck off above
We have decent forwards, midfielders and defenders. Our goalkeeping department is the weakest at the moment. Almunia played brilliantly one moment but the next, he conceded soft goals. Mannone, Fabiansky and Szczesny still need lots of playing time to improve.
hey Jr. go fuck yourself. Don’t be a fucking bangwagon fan and bitch about this team you fucking douche. Go support the fucking spuds.
Your probably one of the guys who wants to can Wegner too.
fuck u off and support anybody but us u dickhead rose tinted no fuck all
our team was playing like they dont want to score after
the 2nd goal..may b they were caring for west ham poor form.
almunia should be there
if he can replicate his form of last season he will b better
Guys that free kick goal was a fluke.
First of all it shouldn’t have been a foud
Second he made the save on the initial shot, unfortunate how that bounced off his wrist. Least he got his hands on the ball, Almunia would have botched that like he did the Ronny shot last year.
there is a loyal fan! Loft, missed the gamecast but I’ll be here hopefully on Wednesday and Saturday.
i honestly cant believe mannone is getting soo much stick from his own fans.. do u honestly believe that almunia would have been better? fine he should have dealt with the first goal a bit better but it was struck pretty well. Last thing mannone need is so-calld arsenal fans distroying his confidence. Competition for keeper role at arsenal is pretty good at the mo, but he still hasnt played enough games to settle in so why dont everyone cut him some slack and get behind the team. He is aware that if he blows more games, he’ll lose his spot!..
Ash you could be right but do not forget that Iker C was 18 when he took over Ceaser from Real M SO Vito can do better all he needs is our support. Am not saying that Alm is bad but let him wait until Vito looses a game out of his mistakes(NICE POINT USA). And also our strikers should stop relaxing before the game is over they should just keep on scoring and also let AW make quick decisions for subs other than waiting for late minutes for him to make a move.
i see your point USA….but we cant ignore the fact that we need a world class goalkeeper. i really like mannone but he is too young. fabianski is short and makes mistakes. (chelsea anyone the goals he conceded were due to his small height). and i don’t think i need to say anything about him. but from the bunch i would chose almunia for his experience.
I just don’t know who to even vote. Mannone is young but shows every sign of a good keeper & don’t forget that the 2goals scored against him were never his fault.Well i think we should give Alumina another chance and pray Tothenham don’t score us those stupid goals they scored last season.
mannone will b a gd in future but he is too young too b there now
almunia have to raise his level bcz now there is mch cmprtition for the post
and almunia could have done better with the first goal.
and why to wait for manones mistake thn to b re[placed.why was almunia given such a lomg run.
he was our first choice and he shd b now.don vito shd wait.he is lucky he got so mch experience in sch a young age.almunia shd bin yhe post fr liverpool game to get sm first team ractice aftr infction lay off
sadly all 3 of our keepers are not far away from “a disaster waiting to happen” until we get a quality proven keeper things won’t change
Almunia did poorly last season againts spurs..why don’t we give vito d chance 2 prove himself after all goal keepers do make mistakes even petr cech againts aston villa last season…………..
Almunia did poorly last season againts spurs..why don’t we give vito d chance 2 prove himself after all goal keepers do make mistakes even petr cech againts aston villa last season.
Guys don worry Almunia was doin well last season if not gud .. Anyway this dropping of his GK spot wud bring the best out of him .. So no probs atlst till now .. keep hope .. Still i guess we are Arsenal n we need a gud GK like Akinfeev for us to win titles as liv, man u n chelshit have all got gud GK’s n its no secret we need a grt GK .. so go for him wenger in Jan or nxt summer but will he .. i hope so 🙂
a bit harsh on jr. come on boyz, lets all relax.
as far as gk goes, i like manone a lot. good read of the game and very athletic. what bothers me is the defense as a whole.
so this is sort of a question: i rate both our centerbacks. verm has adapted superbly and gallas having a great season so far. sagna is stellar on def (note he nealry always locks down his side. and even managed a good cross yesterday!). clichy is very good, though he sometimes makes iffy decisions, but i wouldn’t trade him for anybody. so … the back line is solid, all very good players. why the hell are we leaking cheap goals?
after that windup, here’s the issue – does manone assert enough authority at the back? is there a lack of belief ?? based on the rotating door that is arsenal’s gk of late?
is very frustrating. but must be fixed asap.
fuck off dick, the keepers are all useless. shut up and go away
Jr you speak like a fucking moron. Maybe have something more than three words to your post about nothing. If your so wise and knowing then who are you going to put in the goal? Your a fucking moron.
USA G., I’ll be here on Wednesday! I’ll look out for you fella.
FYI, the match can be viewed on ESPN360!!! As a Comcast customer I have this for free (almost HD video streaming). If you are a Verizon customer among other providers you can view this match for free, as well.
jr, I question your loyalty to The Arsenal. You are one of those fans that are happy ONLY when we win! When we lose you fall to the ground and bitch, moan and kick around like a lil girl. You my friend are pathetic! I was upset yesterday, but I am over it! Time to move on.
I’m very optimistic about this team! I’m not giving up on this talented team. We just need a few more tweaks and we are good to go!
Continue with Vito. He isn’t a perfect keeper, but at the moment he is the one in form. The best keepers in the world make mistakes. Good example…Casillas vs AC Milan. He made some terrible mistakes in that match!!!!! Should he be replaced because of that game? I can answer that question for you if you like.
lets support our team and i hope AWeads our thoughts and pick the most useful after all its in him that we believe.
Love you all Gunners
oh, wait, i recant. you’re right usa. jr. is a clown – let that twat have it.
jr, I sincerely doubt you are an Arsenal fan.
Guys, let’s not waste time trying to put sense into jr’s brain. I doubt he has. As a matter of fact, I don’t think he knows what it means to be a fan.
I dont want Mannone to stay in goal or Almunia back. Preferably Fabianski would become first choice until at least January or the end of the season.
After then we can decide on whether to stick with him or get a new goalkeeper.
Stu I don’t get your logic behind putting Fab in goal. What has Vito done really to make him lose his spot?
I bet if you do a run down on all the goals allowed by the team in the time he has played you’ll be surprised that he cold do very little.
I would say the saves he has made out weigh the goals he has let in.
I just really think if you pull him now your pulling him for the wrong reasons and it will destroy his confidence. Keep him in the goal for the EPL games and give Wally the CC games and let Almunia have the cHampions while Fab gets the FA. Boom everyone gets a chance!
what a nice little debate we have on our hands. oh what would i give to bitch slap jr.
I don’t get why everyone wants Vito gone? What has he done to deserve being put on the bench? Its simple, he hasn’t lost us any game yets.
Almunia lost of the Manchester game
Fab lost us the Chelsea game last year.
To me it’s simple, keep playing him till he loses or does something to Jens like and costs us the game. So far if we have anyone to blame it’s the team not just Vito.
You pull Vito now you might as well just kill him forever because it will destroy his confidence.
Keep Vito on..PERIOD!
USA G., I don’t think Vito is going anywhere. Arsene, will keep him in the starting line up. Bet on it!
anyone else interested in tomorrows lineup?
Gibbs, Silves, Send, Trar
____Fran, Ramsey, Nasri____
that lineup is pretty bad ass..Just don’t know where you toss Jacky in there? Maybe bring him on as a sub for Vella or Nasri?
Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if he slots Jacky in for Fran.
Just don’t like the fact that Silveste might play. HE SUCKS!
…i cannot believe this is even a talkin point! its beyond obvious almunia is number 1!(talkin shirt number) and the person number 1 is ur goalie! and u people saying let’s give Vito a chance till he messes up, u are even worse! becoz u’ll support him and the second he makes a mistake ur all gonna turn on him and go cryin to alumnia/fab?? thats just silly really , why not give alumnia a chance now until he messes up becoz that wud b equally fair or even more fair since he is the number 1 goalie??ive always wanted almunia as our goalie he has made mistakes but who hasnt?
Josh nice post but I think you see that the fans who want Vito in the net are the ones who are there through and through and are the ones that support the team no matter what. I think our track record on this site should prove to our loyalty to this team and it’s players.
It’s the same thing that happend to Jens that is happening to Almunia. You play the better goalie and as of right now Vito is the better goalie. How can you explain a chest cold for 2 months? Vito has deserved it by playing solid and not allowing any stupid goals. We haven’t won anything with Almunia so I think maybe it could be the right time to change. I’m not totally digging on Almunia as he has saved our hides in some games but he has also caused us our fair share of problems. Vito hasn’t done anything foolish as of yet to warrent a spot back on the bench.
The two games that we have lost have been with him in the net.
having putting the disappointment and anger behind me i really think we should let vito stay in goal…but USA lets hope he never losses us a game!!!!!!
If Vito never loses us a game I will run through my city full monty and will drink all brandy in Wisconsin!