Mission StatementCome on the Arse is the humble attempt of three twenty-to-thirty-something Arse addicts to chronicle the ups and downs of another season following the Gunners. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate the goals and glory, wallow in the sweat and tears, mercilessly mock the opposition and silence the ridiculous voices of the sports press when they step out of line...
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Lexicon of ArseArse (n.) = an Arsenal player or fan Arse drivel (n.) = crap spouting by the press about Arsenal, usually about the team's imminent demise Arsenalicious (adj.) = pertaining to footballing greatness and style Arsquire [Arsq.] (n.) = honorary title given to esteemed Arses (eg. Mr. Fredrik Ljungberg, Arsquire) arsetimate (vb.) = to consider the strength of an Arsenal side arsewiped (adj.) = injured intercescuality (n.) = when a midfielder, usually of prodigious talent, is able to seamlessly fill in for Fabregas Invinciblitis (n.) = acute nostalgia for the Invincibles era Le Prof-iteering (n.) = the buying and selling of players at a huge profit Theo (vb.) = to hurry, or move very rapidly (eg. Will you please Theo up, we're going to be late for the match) Young Gun (n.) = member of the Arsenal youth team. Any Arsenal player under the age of 21 Head on for a full Lexicon of Arse.
Category Archives: Player Focus
We asked for new signings… and despite a summer of grumbling, pessimism, over-reaction and even despairing cries of “let’s all start supporting Man City” (don’t worry I had a pistol in my pocket and was ready to fake my fellow … Continue reading
Posted by SmartArse Buried somewhere in what sounds rather like a bad chat up line of a title is a rather serious point. Because while it’s been a tad grouchy around the Emirates of late, one of few things we’ve … Continue reading
Posted by SmartArse After Saturday’s debacle OleGunner on twitter created a Guardian chalkboard highlighting the differences in passes made in the game by Samir Nasri and Tomas Rosicky: by Guardian Chalkboards The diagram clearly shows a a greater proportion of Rosicky’s … Continue reading
Posted by SmartArse Finally after what seems like months there is something to talk about other than Cesc Fabregas. Shame then, that it has to be this. This rather excellent article from football365 points out a disgraceful article from today’s … Continue reading
Posted by SmartArse Theo Walcott deserved to be omitted from Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad. Granted, not for Shaun Wright-Midget, but for Joe Cole definitely. Bottom line is that for whatever reason, injuries, confidence he just hasn’t been good enough … Continue reading
Posted by SmartArse As recent performances have made abundantly clear, the end of the season is fast approaching. But alas, it’s not over, so we at COTA will endeavour to keep all (well, most) of our post-mortems and evaluations ’til … Continue reading
Posted by SmartArse So, the injury list. It’s fairly obvious that it’s fucking long. It should also be fairly obvious to anyone who’s been following Arsenal for more than five minutes that it always seems to be really quite long. … Continue reading
Posted by SmartArse Ahead of two crucial fixtures, Wenger has serious selection issues. The problem can be broken down into four fairly self-evident facts, in order of importance: 1.Thomas Vermaelan can’t play against Birmingham 2.Sol Campbell’s fitness can’t handle both … Continue reading