A very Merry Christmas from the Arsenal FC Blog!

It’s just a very quick one today to say a very big “Merry Christmas!” to everyone out there in the Arsenal FC Blog community.

It’s been a brilliant year for the blog if not a perfect year for the Gunners and I hope things will only get bigger and better from here.

Enjoy the time with your family and friends and hopefully the Arsenal boys can give us a late Christmas present with a win over Aston Villa on the weekend.

Kind regards,


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44 Responses to “A very Merry Christmas from the Arsenal FC Blog!”

  1. TheSKAGooner
    December 24, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    Merry Christmas, Andy. Thanks for a fantastic 2009 on the blog and elsewhere for your wit and insight into all things Arsenal.

    I hope you, Panda and the rest of the family have a great holiday and an enjoyable New Year. 🙂

  2. Andrew Weber
    December 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    @ TheSKA – Thanks mate for all your support. I’m off to have good food and some Johnny Walker black 🙂

  3. White Ox
    December 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    Merry Christmas Andy, here’s to more of the same in 2010, from you and from the Arsenal.

  4. gooner india
    December 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    u sud read the comment by arshavin on sky sports.. he said tht he thinks we like him more than his wife.. he is hilarious.. i think he is fab btw.. lol ..

  5. Shard
    December 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    Been away for a few days and boy the site has changed. For a second I thought I was at the wrong address 🙂

    On the whole I like what I see. However I do think its become a bit tedious to look through the comments and one of the things I really used to like about your blog was how easy it was earlier.

  6. Andrew Weber
    December 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    Thanks WhiteOx.

    Hahah re: gooner india

    @ Shard – What do you mean about the comment stuff? Any input would be great – why do you think the previous layout was easier to use?

  7. emanuely
    December 24, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    Andy and you merry chrismass 2,and happy new year
    2010. Arsenal wellcome Tanzania.

  8. henrykissinher
    December 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    merry crimbo to ya andy.
    @shard. its not andy’s fault the blog is gettin more popular and so many people want to leave comments.

  9. shambogunner
    December 24, 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    merry christmas to you and yours andy,and best wishes for 2010
    lads reports today spurs and villa goin in for the 12mil rated kenwyn jones,i hope we beat them to it as i feel the guy ticks all the boxes,villa not leavin spain,dzeko overpriced and keen on milan move while gignac,chamakh,toni,saha,etc all overated and not good enough anyway for wot we need going forward
    3pts against the villa wud be brilliant lads

  10. Hey Nonny Mouse
    December 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    ‘Then sigh not so,
    But let them go,
    And be you blithe and bonny,
    Converting all your sounds of woe
    Into. Hey, nonny, nonny.’


  11. shambogunner
    December 24, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    ha ha ha…..lovin your work nonny

  12. bermudagooner
    December 24, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    merry christmas everybody
    im very happy because i just found out that my parents got me tickets to london to see arsenal vs aston villa and fulham vs tottenham
    im very excited and ill tell u guyz how it wuz wen i get bak

  13. Tiki
    December 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Have a good one. And here’s to a big, cheap, imposing frontman as a late pressie!

  14. billi
    December 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    I”ve send my wishes already and want to say: nice christmas pic!! 😉

  15. C-Bass
    December 24, 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    Merry Christmas to everyone. C’mon Gunners take care of business this Sunday!

  16. Preencemeka
    December 25, 2009 at 3:14 am #

    Woww…. The blog has really been transformed. Good one Andy. Just to wish every1 a merry christmas and a fulfilling 2010

  17. GetGunMN
    December 25, 2009 at 6:41 am #

    Merry Christmas to all! Andy, keep up the good work man. Now, let’s see what gift Villa is offering this weekend.

  18. darragh
    December 25, 2009 at 9:50 am #


  19. Andrew Weber
    December 25, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks all. Just thought I’d sneak on to say another “Merry Christmas!” before I eat and drink myself silly.


  20. Gibbs
    December 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    Merry Christmas Andy and all Christian folks out there. Have a good one.

  21. Kurupt07
    December 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    Merry Christmas ppl. Hope the boyz give us more gifts on sunday!!!

  22. colin gooner
    December 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    as a young lad i lived in hornsey road right outside the emerates front doors, of course they played at highbury then, but in ashburton grove the arsenal home now, i had a girlfriend, while watching a match at the ground, it occured to me that henry , van p, etc and myself have all scored in the same place, do you think mr wenger may target me in the january transfer window?

  23. aman
    December 26, 2009 at 2:51 am #

    Arsenal fc logo seems to be combination of barca and atletico madrid jersyes Kindly change it….

  24. guyfrmars
    December 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm #

    Hey Merry Christmas Andy.
    Watching the game at Pig and Whistle sunday?

  25. Andrew Weber
    December 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    @ guyfrmars – Certainly am. There will be a few in our group too 🙂

  26. radads
    December 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to all the world’ Gooners.
    All the best for our boys agst Villa.

  27. sobin the gooner
    December 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm #


  28. matthew
    December 27, 2009 at 12:49 am #

    Oh Lovely. Chelsea just handed us a mighty fine Christmas present by drawing 0-0 away to Birmingham. Chelsea now have 42 points after 19 games, we have 35, however with two games in hand. Merry Christmas to you all, and come on Gunners hand us the best X-mas present by thrashing Villa.

  29. theicehammer
    December 27, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    Good news for your boys. We also picked up all 3 points and out of the bottom 3. This is a massive game for you Gooners. Hopefully Wenger will pick a ballanced side. You need a professional display with no Gunhoe footy just the 3 points.

  30. georgetown gooner
    December 27, 2009 at 1:50 am #

    havent been on for a few days andy i,ve been busy thought i,d come to the wrong blog,its going to take a while to get used to the new lay out but i like it,happy new year to yourself mama fry etc and keep up the good work in 2010,i hope the boys can take 3pts tomorrow especially after chelski dropped 2 more points today.COME ON YOU GUNNERS!!!!!!!!! and a happy new year to all my fellow gooners.

  31. theicehammer
    December 27, 2009 at 3:44 am #

    Lots and lots of dead rubbers out there today so what mid field should wenger start with. This is the kind of game where i wish wenger had a big competitive and quick player in midfield and defence. Arsenal should not allow this opportunity to escape them for the 3 points will put them right back in the thick of things especially after Chelsea and manpo are not playing to there ususl capacity. Team Manuel
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Eboue
    Nasri Denilson Song Arshavin
    Theo Walcott
    Although for me the midfield does not look strong enough. I was forced to play Diaby in the hole because he is just not a left sided player but because he can beat players he will always keep the defence on their toes. I play theo there because he needs to get on the ball more and can be used as an outlet with his pase. He will also keep the Villa defenders on their toes. Good luck Gooners.

  32. GetGunMN
    December 27, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    Cesc & Troare should be back for this game and the midfield looks darn strong to me. I have faith in Song to take care of Petrov. Walcott as a lone striker is way too much of a responsibility for a young lad without confidence at this point in time. Theo needs to come late in the game to get his fitness and build his confidence back. We need Arsha up front to hold the ball long enough to bring in our midfielders to come into the box. Villa will be very good going forward from either wings with strong center forwards. If we can handle their attack, I’m sure we will be very good going forward. The key is retaining possession to deprive their attackers the ball. A win will do two things for us. Taking into account the results this weekend, we will close on the top two teams and give us a breathing room from the pursuing pack. I’m hoping we stay focused and take care of business.

  33. darragh
    December 27, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Thank you birmingham!

  34. 1 loose cannon
    December 27, 2009 at 10:12 am #

    That is a bizarre Arsenal Crest you’ve got there Mr Weber. A mixture of Sunderland stripes with Barcelona colours.A big turkey. Change it mate.

  35. Andrew Weber
    December 27, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    @ 1 loose cannon – It seems you don’t like it, which is cool. Have a read of the explanation behind it though.


    At the end of the day, this is the Arsenal FC Blog, not Arsenal FC and I needed something which would distinguish it from the club and the other blogs.

  36. Rocking Guns
    December 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    Arsenal cannot lose another point. Chelsea are still comfortable on the top of the table. Arsenal will be facing the villains who have already beaten Chelsea,Man Utd and Liverpool .But no worries my fellow Arsenal mates. Chelsea will be facing a tough match against Roy hodgson’s side who have already beaten Man Utd and Liverpool. I expect Chelsea to lose or draw their after seeing them struggle to win against lowly West Ham and Birmingham.

  37. Rocking Guns
    December 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Arsenal cannot afford to lose points, Chelsea are still comfortable on the top of the table. Arsenal will be facing Martin O neil;s side who have already beaten Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool. Martin O’neil’s side are also looking forward of beating Arsenal. But no worries my fellow Arsenal mates. Chelsea will be facing Roy hodgson’s side who have already beaten Man Utd and Liverpool. I expect Chelsea to lose their after both draws with lowly West Ham and Birmingham. But Arsenal need a win against Aston Villa to confirm title challenge…

  38. Rocking Guns
    December 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    oops! Accidently comment two times! hahaha very clumsy of me!

  39. Rocking Guns
    December 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Bobby Zamora the best striker in the premier league!

  40. Rocking Guns
    December 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    I am very sorry about Torres. His one of the best players in the world but his team is struggling in the premier league. I think Torres should go to Arsenal. Arsenal is a very strong team at the moment.(hehehe)

  41. Fabio Capello
    December 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    Theo walcott is still not my taste. His easily injured, his not ready for the world cup yet!

  42. Andrew Weber
    December 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    @ Rocking Guns – I think you’ll find we can drop another point and we will drop more points. We don’t need to win to confirm anything – we’re in the race and it’ll be up to the players to stay there until the end of the season. Nothing hinges on one game this early in the season.

  43. billi
    December 27, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    I agree with Torres, like him, would be nice striker for Arsenal 😉

  44. Solomon Kebede
    January 1, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    Dear Arsenal FC Fans,

    I wish you a happy new year and good wishes to Arsenal team.

    All the best

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