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Bullets from the Ashes: A different Arsenal Story

Started on 9 August 2012 by jimgooner
Latest Reply on 15 September 2012 by jimgooner
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DECEMBER - A Month of Drama

There is a lot to read in this month. Keeling's men had performed badly last month. They would have to improve as they had matches against A.C. Milan, Tottenham, Man City and Chelsea.

2.12.11 - Arsenal get Swansea in the League cup Semi Final

Here is the draw

3.12.11 - - Everton 0-0 Arsenal - Stalemate

Phil Neville

Arsenal were the 2nd best team that day. They were quite fortunate to draw.

4.12.11 - Arsenal are lucky in the FA Cup Draw

5.12.11 - Drama on the training ground!

The training session was going normal at Arsenal that day, Wojciech Szscesny was practicing his skills, Oxlade Chamberlain and Wilshere were laughing at him, the usual stuff.

That was until Geoff made a joke "So we have Milan, Spurs, Chelsea and the Money boys. So thats 4 wins for us then!"

Everyone was laughing, except for one person, Thomas Vermaelen


-Look Geoff we shouldn't make jokes, at this rate Spurs, Chelsea and "The money boys" will finish above us, we won't be laughing then, will we?
-All right Thomas calm down, it was only a joke. Oh yeah and if you looked at the table, we are comfortably top. So if anyone we should be the ones laughing.
-You know what?, it might be good if we fell down the table. It would certainly teach you dicks a lesson!
-Hey! Don't speak like that! I wouldn't accept talk like that from a player that is leaving, let alone our captain!
-Well maybe I should leave then!
-Fine by me, it would be really hard to replace an average defender with period pains.
-Your a are tw*t with no management ability and I hope this whole f*cking club is ruined. I wish I left in the summer so you c*nt's wouldn't get any money off me.

After this outburst Vermaelen went at Keeling. Nicolas Otamendi and Fernando Llorente pulled Vermaelen off Geoff and threw the Belgian to the floor. Although nothing had happened yet it didn't look like Vermaelen would be an Arsenal player much longer...

5.12.11 - Man City make Vermaelen bid

Geoff Keeling was under a lot of stress after the bust up with Vermaelen. He called Pat Rice into his office to ask him for some advice.


-Hello Pat, please sit down,
-Hi Geoff, how are you today?
-Well to be honest with you, I am not having a very good day
-Really, what's up?
-What should I do?
-Well I would get rid of that shirt, it's hideous! Get a different one.
-Ha. You know what I mean,
-Yeah I'm sorry my friend, I think we should sell him. After what he said and did he should definitely go.
-Man City have made a £14m bid, what do you think?
-Great, he can be gone in a few days.
-Lets just keep it on a need-to-know basis at the moment, do you agree?

7.12.11 - Arsenal - Milan - Pre Match

A mole leaked the transfer story. Keeling hadn't informed the players. They found out threw through Facebook and Twitter.

Pat Rice came rushing into Keeling's hotel room.


-Geoff, did you hear?
-Uhhhhhhhhhhh, Yes.
-Who did it?
-It doesn't matter Pat, we have to speak to the lads, they are going to be pretty annoyed.
-Yeah let's not waste any time.

The Gunner's manager burst out of his room and frantically ran around the hotel, gathering all the players for a teem meeting. The Morale didn't appear to be very good in the room when the last few people drafted in.

Fernando Llorente
Alex Song
The Room

-Right lads, I am deeply sorry for not telling you what was happening, we wanted to be absolutely sure before telling anyone. However, I am sure you guys know why Thomas was sold, and that it was reasonable why he is leaving.
-I agree with Geoff, after what he did, he didn't deserve to play in an Arsenal shirt. I mean I know I have only been here a short time, but I already love this club with all my heart.
-Thanks Fernando, that was really great to hear that. I am sorry that this meeting has been really short, but we have to get on the team bus soon. Just before we leave I am proud to announce our new captain is Alex Song! Alex do you have anything you want to say?
-Well, Thank you Geoff, I am very proud to be Captain, oh Yeah and I promise I won't attack you!

- A.C. Milan 0-1 Arsenal - The Gunners dig deep

Ignazio Abate

The Gunners came out with a win in what was a very close match. They battled with their Italian Counterparts right up to the final whistle. The goal that gave the Gunners the lead was sublime. Edinson Cavani was tripped 40 yards out. Douglas Costa was given the chance to launch a ball into the box. However he decided to go for goal. He pulled it off. As the ball flew into the top left corner everyone in the ground was left with their jaws wide open. Even some of the A.C. Milan fans applauded the Brazilian's magnificent effort.

This result meant that Arsenal had won all their games in a very tough group and qualified for the next stage top of their group. This is how the group looked at the end.

10.12.11 - - Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland

Fernando Llorente 7', (pen) 82'
Nicolas Otamendi 35'
Bacary Sagna 51
Yossi Benayoun 76

Fernando Llorente

16.12.11 - Arsenal draw Litex in the Champions League

Here is the draw

17.12.11 - - Arsenal 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur - North London is Red!

Jack Wilshere

The Gunners tore Spurs apart. They had no answer to the Gunner's attack. Once again the youngster Jack Wilshere proved he could play at the top level already.

21.12.11 - - Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal - London is Red!

Petr Cech

Arsenal deservedly won this match. They tested Petr Cech many times until they finally took the lead. The game looked destined for a draw until Jack Wilshere slotted in Fernando Llorente, who's shot was saved by Cech. Thankfully the rebound fell to Alex Oxlade Chmaberlain who calmly tapped the ball into the open net.

28.12.11 - - Man City 0-0 Arsenal - All square at the Etihad

Gael Clichy

It would fair to say that Man City were the better team. However they didn't create a lot of clear cut chances. A draw was a fair result.

31.12.11 - - Arsenal 2-2 Blackburn

Edinson Cavani 27'
Shinji Kagawa 59'


Month Review

A month full of drama. Arsenal won 4 and drew 3. They fell down the table but still had their game on hand.

The Premier Division Table

Player Stats

Team Stats

N.B. Sorry I took so long to upload this guys! This was quite a long month and something came up Yesterday so I lost some writing time. I hope you are still enjoying my story :)

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