Posts Tagged ‘Chuks Aneke’


First off, The Mirror brings us hopefully the start of a new media meme (something we Arsenal bloggers have picked up on already)- Steve Bould’s influence on the defensive side of the game for Arsenal.  Despite Arsenal’s coaching staff having been replete with defenders throughout Arsène Wenger’s tenure, Wenger included, Arsenal has had admitted defensive shortfalls in recent years (at differing times- defensive concentration, loss of shape, susceptibility to set pieces, e.g.) but it seems this most recent pre-season a more concerted & concentrated effort to work on the overall team defensive shape & defensive tactics were implemented & it looks like work on that defensive side of the game may be worth a good 9 to 15 points this season more so than trying to replace Traitor van Stapleton’s 30 goals from last term.  Long may the defense’s good early form continue!

With the transfer window shut, loan moves are the only ways players can move from club to club & highly regarded youngster, Chuks Aneke, full name, Chukwuemeka Ademola Amachi Aneke, is moving on loan to League One side, Crewe Alexandra.  Aneke had loan spells last year at Stevenage & Preston North End, respectively.  Both of last year’s loans for the youngster were considered successful  & as he’s been compared, probably somewhat hyperbolically, to a young Yaya Touré before, so I hope he gets plenty of first team action for Crewe & maybe even get into the starting eleven as a regular. 

A player at the club who has been pretty good so far this season is Abou Diaby & he seeks “revenge” for his missing time from injury in the previous seasons.  I know we’re all hoping Diaby stays fit & injury-free & his performances in the opening matches have certainly been encouraging but it’s a good bit of a risk that Wenger has hitched his hopes for the midfield in part on Abou Diaby with his injury record.  Diaby has claimed that his long injury ledger is down to problems with his biomechanics rather than any physical deficiencies or frailties.  It’s certainly an interesting point to consider.  Either way, Diaby’s performance against Liverpool was “majestic,” in the words of one pundit, and showed what he can do when he’s healthy & on song.  Diaby also scored the lone goal yesterday for France so his current form is cause for anticipation for more.

Speaking of the internationals, here’s a full rundown of Arsenal players in internationals yesterday.  The Ox getting his first full start for England against Moldova & Santi Cazorla scoring Spain’s opener being the highlights from yesterday’s matches.

Now for some personal highlights!  Following last night’s nationally ranked high school alma mater, John Curtis’ thrashing of Plant (FL), a fellow nationally ranked team, is the arrival of my first set of Arsenal home & away jerseys!  Behold the glory!:

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As you can see, for the home jersey I went with my surname, “Chatelain,” which is French for “person who goes by the nickname of ‘Curtis’ ” & for the away jersey I went with a Brazilian style nom de guerre of “Curtisimo,” which is actually Spanish for “the most Curtis.”  Obviously, I’m a silly bastard that likes to “pass a good time.”

Anyway, I got to get back to some college football as I’m mainly waiting for Dem Tigers to play Washingtaint in about 90 minutes on De ESPN but I’ve already seen Moo State beat Aubarn in a matchup of cow colleges & I’m currently watching a good game of Floriduh & Texass A&M.  Hooray for football of all kinds!

Have yourselves a good Saturday!

Geaux Tigers!

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zOMGz Curtísimo how did Arsenal almost lose to Korealaysia?!?!! Da manager got to put dis write, mans! DERPDERPDERPDERP.

Thanks, Shookie.  Never mind that Arsenal is playing without any of their big strikers, including the two new boys, & several key first teamers, that didn’t stop people from getting into a mild tizzy over Arsenal’s 2-1 friendly win yesterday with two late goals.  Now, I understand people will use the result to point to the same old tired crap people have been saying for the better part of a decade, the old “Look! Look!  See! I told you Arsenal will finish mid-table this year!”

At some point these idiots will probably be right given the law of averages.  Even if it isn’t this year, unless Arsenal were to win a trophy, these some dipshits will point to just that- “B-b-b-b-b-b-but Arsenal didn’t win a trophy! DERP!”  Just as their club is the one who finishes in mid-table like the once glorious Liverpool who is reduced to crowing about winning the Carling Cup.  Yes, you’ll never walk alone winning that piece of shit trophy, Scousers.  Guess what?  The last time you won the league, there was a Soviet Union.  Congratulations.

Anyway, interestingly André Santos started up front on the left in the attacking three.  Not sure if this was out of necessity from not bringing our full complement of forwards or if this is where we’ll be seeing the Brazilian more often this season.  If so, this may mean a promotion to the first team for a reserve like Miquel, though he’s naturally a central defender or if it means Wenger has something up his sleeve in the signings realm.  Or possibly he’s planning one of his position switch magic like he’s done in the past with Mathieu Flamini (who filled in admirably at left back one year) & Lauren (who was originally a midfielder before being converted quite successfully to a very good right back) or recently with Francis Coquelin (who switched to right back at times last year from his normal defensive midfield).

The goals were left late & were scored by young midfielders Thomas Eisfeld & Chuks Aneke, who I have a sneaking suspsicion will noth see some first team action this year while everyone is still waiting on signings such as M’Vila or Nzonzi, etc.  Video of the goals can be seen here.  Also, notice in the video apparently Malaysia also uses an alto vuvuzela as opposed to the normal one… BBBBBbbbbbzzzzzzzzzz

In other Arsenal news, Emmanuel Frimpong was charged by the English FA for using his Twitter account to call a Yid cunt a “Yid cunt.”  Obviously, in incidents where ethnic slurs are involved the FA acts swiftly, decisively & heavy-handed unless of course, you’re John Terry…  Anyway, it’s hard to feel sorry for a Sp*rs wanker being called a “Yid cunt” when they refer to themselves as Yids regardless of the origin of the slur from Jewish supporters of Tottenham.  I mean if calling a Sp*rs supporter a “Yid cunt” is demeaning to Jews, is the English’s regular use of the term “cunt” mean they all hate women?  Political correctness is fucking stupid at times.  Wait, it’s always pretty stupid, I mean it’s overly stupid at times.  If Frimpong was meaning to demean Jews is one thing but in this context it’s quite clear, unless you’re a fucktard, he was referring to someone associated with Sp*rs.  Whatever, it’s all dumb & players in general shouldn’t yap all the time on Twitter anyway.  Unless, of course you’re Joey Barton, Space Hitler & collie molester extraordinaire, which by all means use it as much as you want to show how big of a Limey cunt you are.  Oops.  It seems I hate the English…

Free Frimpong! You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry…