We are top of the league! Said we are top of the league!

We are top of the league! Said we are top of the league!

Arsenal 4, Bolton Thugs 2. Get in theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere! (now with added table!)

Table

Fabregas celebrates his equaliser

Match report to follow.

Let me know how ridiculously happy you are right now by leaving a comment.

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80 Responses to “We are top of the league! Said we are top of the league!”

  1. Avik Ganguly
    January 21, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Ooh To, Ooh To Be, Ooh To Be A Gooner!

  2. Adrienne
    January 21, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    This was a great match to watch. I had no doubt the boys were going to come back – an awesome change from last season.

    COME ON YOU GUNNERS!!

  3. agentdavis
    January 21, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Hey Andrew…

    HA HA AH HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

    Finally…I am a very happy Arsenal supporter today. Maintain the position fellas!

    Going to drink a pint and put it on Arsene’s tab…

  4. Emperor Gooner
    January 21, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    what a game!!! i’m almost feeling equanimous even though i have a sore throat from all that shouting…when vermi scored , i think i mus’ve woken up about 30 people if not more!!

    and the media will have a field day regarding the gallas tackle…..i loved it!! hahahahahaha..serves them thugs right!

  5. americanarsneal
    January 21, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Yaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, Arshavin! pass it to Walcott next time!!! oh well, 4-2 is damn fine

  6. JohnnyB
    January 21, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Ooooo… Thank God we are on Top.on Top..on Top…
    I pray we remain on Top till we culet d league. UP Gunnerzzzzz….

  7. Andrew Weber
    January 21, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    I effing whacked my knee when Vermaelen scored. I was with Panda and his arse hit the corner of a chair when Fabregas equalised. The Weber boys are in pain.

    All for a good cause though.

  8. Shane Nash
    January 21, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    I was up early powering google to find a live stream since fox sports were not playing it. really frustrating. Anyway…. irregardless. Its a good win. I am just waiting to watch some highlights

  9. Steve
    January 21, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Yeeeeeeeeeehah! Despite having bitten all my nails off while watching some seriously frail defending and having to listen to some idiot commentator slander the Arsenal for 90 minutes…. Epic result! Serves those Bolton bastards right! Fabregas is the best mid in the world right now. (period)

  10. nairobi gooner
    January 21, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Sittin pretty on top of the league and let’s stay here! Too excited to even work!! Gunners you just made my day!!

  11. isaic
    January 21, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    anyone knows where i can get a video of the whole match?

  12. sherazi
    January 21, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    it seems fr the frst time i hv seen my team to b at top…m so glad..a pakistani gooner

  13. uche
    January 21, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    Didn’t watch d game,but with d result and our present position on d table it feels great.Keep it up guyssssssss!!!!!

  14. Shahex
    January 21, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    What a beautiful feeling to be a Gooners now! Bolton keep whacking our players all the way but once they get whacked by Gallas, they are the one feeling scared. All the way Gunners!

  15. Panda
    January 21, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    Pain town, population Andy and I. Watching in our computer chairs, cause some bonehead needs to sort the Foxtel out hehe.

  16. RBP - The Next RVP
    January 21, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    First time since God knows how long that i were confident we could come back. This is our year.

  17. Jess
    January 21, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    We love you Arsenal we do..We love you Arsenal we do..We love you Arsenal we do ohhhhhh Arsenal we love you!

  18. GetGunMN
    January 21, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    I was at work occasionally picking on the live commentary (terrible-sounds mechanical) of BBC. I knew we would come back, but boy for a few minutes it felt so wierd. It is really incredible to sit top of EPL as we have 11 players injured. Keep feet firmly on the ground, and take one game at a time. We are up there to be shot at! There are no easy games from now to the end. Every team is fighting for something, be it avoid relegation, European spot, 4th spot, you name it. Even Liverpool may end up taking that coveted 4th spot after all their troubles. If you believe the dumb pundits, there are already dead and burried. No talk of the championship until it is won, please.

  19. Josiah Waweru- Kenyangooner
    January 21, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    I pray for these to be just the start…good game ! I think Gallas should get a break, he was so poor in the air. He should have just stepped back from Davis & anticipated the second balls & knock downs knowing that is all that stricker does, he can’t even fuckin’ turn or shoot. We need Song in the middle & a big stricker because with the coming games, it’s gonna be very hard and physical. Anyway lets bask in the top spot from now on. Good work to Wenger & the boys !

  20. Teddy the Bear
    January 21, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Sitting at work quickly had a quick update from soccernet saw were to 2 nil down. i was shouting to the gods for mercy. LOve arsenal i want to go home and watch the replay. GO you gunners you!!!! We number one bitches! Suck this nuts hahahaahaha

    Havent seen the game but got to tell you what i think this maybe a start of something special.

  21. Andrew Weber
    January 21, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    @ isaic – Try Arsenalist once he’s got a while to upload the game.

  22. Andrew Weber
    January 21, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    Owen Coyle has called Gallas’ “foul” on Davies “closer than an assault to a tackle”.

    Looks like he’s fitting into the typecast for a Bolton manager quite well.

    I’ll speak about this more later but for me it was a 50-50 ball and Davies angle and Gallas’ angle made the challenge awkward. Gallas got a bit of the ball and certainly didn’t intend to crunch Davies the way he did.

    Get a life Coyle.

    http://football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_5874507,00.html

  23. isaic
    January 21, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    thanks~!

  24. Teddy the Bear
    January 21, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Arsenal Just brings a smile to you! What a team!?
    without a thought we are the best team in terms of passing and movement.

    “People think they have an unconventional forward line with smaller types but their movement and their ability speaks for itself.” Owen Coyle

  25. Tom
    January 21, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    Just broke up with my gf 🙁 but this cheered me up a bit!

  26. GunnerFishing
    January 21, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    Coyle! Any news of Fran Merida? Just wondered.

  27. C-Bass
    January 21, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    Just got home from work and all I can say is HELL YES!

    Oh to be a Gooner indeed!

  28. Jabulani the VT Gooner
    January 21, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    What a game. Nervy first 30 mins but we clawed back. I was the only one at the tavern watching the game but by the time it was 2-2 i had 5 (of the 10) people asking me who this team was and why i was going nuts. By the time we were up 3-2 I had the whole place cheering. Man i wish i had more gooners here.

    Is it me, or does it feel like Eduardo’s about to go postal on the net. He’s soooo close. Rosickys opener really seemed to put the spark back in Arsenals engine. But the most positive thing i saw from this match was EVERYONE doing their part. 4 goals, 4 different goals scorers. This is exactly what we need while our ranks are thin.

    Gooner for LIFE

  29. Quo
    January 21, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    I had to feign illness to get out of work early to catch the second half…i must say it was well worth it.
    Yep and those commentators were terrible!!! I muted it for a while and played some hiphop on the background!!! lol..

    what a feeling, watching an ARSEwhooping with some Jay Z track. lol

  30. Luxinbrasil
    January 21, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    I had the game on stream whilst entertaining a few brazilian friends…whilst they tried to exclaim the brasilierão is better than our league Bolton went two up…i was disheartened to say the least and was already well on the way with the cachaça but i never gave up hope…and i said to the Brazilian contingency just watch …Arsenal are class…2-0 at home is nothing…No Arsenal player will drop their head like an Adriano or a Ronaldo or even a Vagner Love…..The boys did me proud…wow what a second half of football….not just the possession but the physical dominance as well…..Fabregas should be knighted by King Wenger after yet another MOM performance!!

    I am over the moon and want to ride this high forever!!!!!!!!

    Come on you Gooooooners!!

  31. nevergoonergiveup
    January 21, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    What a fantastic comeback: it’s great to be a gooner.

  32. Footychick
    January 21, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Really pleased with Eduardo’s contribution at the moment. How many assists does he have now? He does always seem to be in the right place at the right time, causing defenders all sorts of problems and playing those one-twos in the box which have led to goals in recent games. Our players seem to have a telepathic understanding with each other at time. Just waiting for him to rediscover his goal-scoring touch, and he will be unstoppable!

  33. Geocross
    January 21, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I’m really happy about this!!! to be top of the league is amazing, and we will enjoy it until the next game. But… I’m concerned about Diaby’s injury, hopefully it’s not a long term injury but we’re short in that position and, for me Denilson is not a reliable player now… yes! Clichy is back, Walcott is back (I don’t know how much time), and Bendtner will be back soon but we have 5 tough games and we all know what Wenger must do!! and quickly.

  34. Mama
    January 21, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    Pain central is correct! I have 3 bleeding scratches on my legs from the sleeping cat, that awoke in shock from the Andy/Pandy celebration screams!

    Up The Arsenal!

  35. California_Gooner
    January 21, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Pretty fucking strong.

  36. Gareth
    January 21, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    I think Coyle’s comments are to take the headlines away from his team’s performance more than anything. Who wants to read about their team bottling a 2-0 lead?

  37. haniff ashburn
    January 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    hi all

    to be on top albeit temporarilly in mid Jan is sure a good omen. cheers gooners.

    post the video highlighs please, i missed the game and got no foxtell.

  38. Mr. Welling
    January 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Best day of watching Arsenal i have had in a while. Its such a joy to watch this team play week in and week out. this team seems to headed for great things. So glad i took off work to watch the match.

  39. kr8ve
    January 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Genius of Wenger at work!
    No matter who he plays, they figure out the plan and execute ! Bravo Thomas Rosicky’s goal was fantastic. He gets all the credit for boosting the team when much boosting was needed. I cannot believe ref did not give the penalty to Cesc. Gallas/Davies was a 50/50 ball absolutley! Diabi was not at his best, committing two stupid fouls in danger area which Bolton almost converted one of them. Almunia was a lot more decisive. We need to work on Aerial defese in the box..right now its very fragile!
    Love you Arsenal

  40. Jess
    January 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    Andy- I have heard people complaining that Wiley didn’t see the foul as well as Coyle complaining. Although I pretty sure it was Wiley who missed Adebayor stomping on RVP’s face as well!

    I have to say I do think it was a foul but I certainly don’t think it was intentional and to call it an assault is ridiculous.

    What I find amusing is that the commentators I was listening to were saying how Arsene whines about tackles like that all the time and how he better not moan. Right so it’s o.k for Bolton to be intentionally “physical” but because one of their players got accidently hurt we can’t complain.

  41. Andrew Weber
    January 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Spot on Jess.

  42. Jess
    January 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Also I find it odd that if Coyle is doing such a good job complaining about bad calls what about the missed penalty call for Cesc when their keeper took him out?? Rubbish all around!

  43. voley_gun
    January 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    I am so happy .I stick to word at the beginning of the season.Arsenal “The Terminators”.They have just started a new era .

  44. Tina Ochola
    January 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Andy,if only the league was to end today…lol!!!all in all am the happiest gal in the planet!!we will stay there and we will conquer!!!hoooraaaay!!

  45. cool gunner
    January 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    see how much gooners have longed for success! hehehe!
    top of table for days with a slightest of margins and seems like they have won it!!! 2004 to now has been a long time indeed! I agree we gooners are the loudest of all!!!
    I salute the boys,it isnt done and we wont do it anyway coz we wont beat big teams without big signing,etc,if it happens,will be pleasantly surprised! some gooners abhor the truth so will take the beating for this! as u brand yourselves optimistic,etc.
    All said,its a good feeling when u are at the top around this time in our circumstances,when at the beginning were were ruled out of top four,when all crazy negative things were said and written about Arsenal. The professor kept believing,a bit of me doubted him!

  46. James Ndungi
    January 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    We are on the tooooooooooooooooooooooop, top top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,

    Go Goooners Go!! don’t let this slip from us.
    We love you Arsenal.

  47. KenyanGoon
    January 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Goonism!!!!!!! all over!! they wrote us off but now they raise their heads to look at where we are right now. ohhh this feels frikin great!!!!!

  48. Hey Nonny Mouse
    January 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Woww!!!! What a game!

    Re: ‘The Gallas foul’. Bolton – typical bully’s. They like to dish it out but they can’t take it.

  49. sobin the gooner
    January 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    WHAT A GAMEEEEEEEEEE.FANTASTIC

  50. Rian Joubert
    January 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh baby!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. leany
    January 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    this seems to mean: the miracle can come, when you have faith in what you do and try your best to gain it. So happy! A wonderful team gives us a wonderful feeling.

  52. billy
    January 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    whos………….your……………….daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. willo
    January 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    I’m quietly chuffed.

  54. el bizarron
    January 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    I may be a little biased here but I think Gallas’s challenge was nowhere near as malicious as Taylor’s. But the press is all over it. And players do go down to stop play rather than being injured so the ref had to make a decision there.

  55. Dan.
    January 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    well, well, it is a good feeling. does Cheski have a game at hand or have they played equal games with us.

  56. kingsley
    January 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    am over whelmed

  57. Adeyemi Omisakin
    January 21, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    It is realy nice consdering we were once 11 point behind sometimes ago and out of the race. A well deserved 3 points and a winning mentality. Kudos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. laban (california)
    January 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    however much Bolton first lead us, i were still hopeful that we will make it,never lose hopes till u see the referee blow the last whistle!am sure every body believes Arsenal is some strong team,even our rivals know this! come on Arsenal.At first many didn’t think we would ever make it 2 the top again as in this season,Now where are we??lets stay die hards&alot of thanx go 2 the french king-Arsene Venger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. tumang
    January 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    i am delirious!

  60. harrison
    January 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    OH OH OH OH YE young team big character,strong hearts.now i an breath safely and freshly.keep it up,chelsy no problem we wil finish them ourselves

  61. Old Timer
    January 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    That was an astounding show of grit, power and determination from the team. It was like giving them a 2 goal start and saying ‘We’re still going to beat you.’ Bouldy, Adams, Keown, Dixon & Winterburn would have stood and applauded that. Like others, I still thought we’d win it at 2-0.
    Now I’m not a vindictive man but I hope Bolton go down and take Owen Coyle down with them. And I imagine there’s a few Burnley fans that would get a laugh out of that too.

  62. colin gooner
    January 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    its sooooo sweet being top of the pops, lets hope that russian team messes up with the game in hand.i remember an interview with john terry he said after they didnt win the prem that year,”we were really hurt we didnt win”hurt!!!what effin right have they to be hurt, they are on the verge of being bankrupt/relegated and moneybags comes along and gives a blank cheque,they havnt worked for it, most of the shirt kissing pricks wouldnt be there if not just for money, and as for the great pretender mourinio, dont go there, come on arsenal lets show them what a great club is.

  63. nigel
    January 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    What a result i got the result this morning on Foxnews iam still pinching myself not a dream keep going forword now on top.

  64. wachara
    January 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    …….hi max can you send this mail to Alex & Ancelloti……

  65. Varun K
    January 21, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    I love.. i love…. aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! C’mon you gunners!!! 🙂

  66. I mole
    January 21, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Am baffled with d performance .Up Gunners . Prem is ours


    Sent on a phone using T9space.com

  67. Ngarama
    January 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    This feeling is better than sex. PERIOD!

  68. Girlgooner
    January 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    I was there! It was amazing, what a game!! Love it.

  69. Girlgooner
    January 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    Ngarama you must be doing it wrong!

  70. Gibbs
    January 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Where are all the merchants of doom now?
    we are top of the league baby, top of the league!!

  71. Ngarama
    January 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    @ Girlgooner, am sure am right n on point like Arsenal in the second half yesternite..

  72. Girlgooner
    January 21, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    It certainly was a good feeling..

  73. Jesse O kenyan gooner
    January 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    this is amazing i went to sleep when we were 2-0 nil, the news that we won made my morning. it has cheered me up despite some not so good news

  74. Filipino Dan
    January 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    brilliant!

  75. Bruce in Atlanta
    January 22, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    At 0-2, 4-2 was really too much to ask for… but we got it anyway. EPIC! Too bad there’s so much noise about Gallas’s challenge. It was a bit ugly, but not malicious.

    All right you GUNNERS!

  76. Emmanuel Umoren
    January 22, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    Guys and Gals we did it!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are on top. Arsenal On Top.

  77. jagenda
    January 22, 2010 at 5:02 am #

    i wish we keep that spirit,..when they scored the first goal,i had faith in my club,but the second goal i lost hope that we could equalise,..when it was all over those arsenal boyz not those who scored but all team,made my night.keep it boys and to fans have faith we are the champs.

  78. spurstillidie
    January 22, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    bunch of fucking mugs. you will collapse like every year. gallas is a fucking disgrace and fabregarse will leave in the summer. jog on

  79. Indonesian Gooner
    January 22, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    @spurstillidie: Sir, the London Bridge called, they want their troll back.

    Aside from that… WE’RE TOP OF THE LEAGUE!!!! Woohooo!!

  80. george leaney
    January 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I hav’nt contributed of late as not much to say,except of course to great progress up the league
    Now ! according to M.Grenouille,he is giong to look into training methods….about time, something is amiss,especially when we have the likes of Walcott now qualifying for the Fran.Jeffers Award for non-playing
    I do wish M Grenouille would put an end to all the press speculation on transfers, it is obvious to me he needs a BIG striker and a BIG centre in order to compete on the on the search for Tin Mugs
    I get a bit pissed off when i read “Le Rouge Hareng” about all the various “goings on”, it’s time M.Grenouille spilled a few beans and helped our nerves, we are, after all, what makes the Club survive
    Regards to World-Wide Gooners

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