Video: Rosicky Scores Against Croatia, Walcott Assist

Good strike by Rosicky as he hit it, to borrow a cricket term, ‘on the rise’.

Good tenacity and delivery from Walcott. I was a bit worried when I saw blood streaming down his face just below the eye but it seems the injury was just a cut.

Anyone else impressed by the kid Eriksen? Too bad at Arsenal there are many players in the same mould.

Wilshere will need some of time to adapt if he has to play in that holding role but I was happy with some of his interceptions/tackles.


12 Responses to Video: Rosicky Scores Against Croatia, Walcott Assist

  1. msl says:

    Eriksen was being recommended to us by Bergkamp from Ajax. At least that was the rumor.

  2. JJ Pittman says:

    Very happy for Rosicki. Especially after the total trashing he got from the “great” Bobby MacMahon on FSC. Hard to believe this blowhard has even less credentials in football than our basketball loudmouth Dick Vitale or American football know-it-all Lee Corso.
    That said, very much doubt if he will ever play another minute for the Arse. All done at 31(in April) Hope he catches on somewhere next year.

  3. Phv says:

    Eriksen was out of this world.He completely overshadowed Wilshere and they are the same age. I also watched Eriksen against Ac Milan in the Champions League and he was even better if this could really be possible. He completely owned Milan`s players all game long. It is really disappointing that we have 6 playmakers like him and he is NOT going to come to Arsenal although apart from Fabregas( and maybe Arshavin) none of the others is really that good so far. I am also kind of disappointed that Wilshere will be a holding midfielder in the future. I imagined him being this great playmaker making through ball all game long like Fabregas and Ozil and Gotze and Eriksen but from those 6 months he has played he has not done many through balls and great attacking moves in general.Let`s hope Ramsey will be that player at least.Jack is more physical and he will be our captain in 5 years and I still love him (dont get me wrong). What do you guys think ?

  4. Don’t get carried away with Jacks present role. He’s certainly going to play a more advanced role in the near future. About that I’m quite positive. It will happen, though, at the event of a sad note, the exit of Çesc. Believe me, we’ll be almost the deadliest with a midfield of Song, Wilshere and Ramsey, with Jack and Aaron rotating more in attack and defensive midfield.

  5. ITG says:

    On the basis of maturity both on and off the field I would think that Ramsay is the future captain of the club – he is already being earmarked to be the captain of Wales and I would think that captaincy is going to come easily to him.

  6. Mark says:

    I’ve always seen wilshere as someone who can be Arsenal’s Xavi.

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  7. Claver says:

    Desi,

    I had a brief glance at the Deloitte figures for Revenue, where Arsenal are placed 5th in European football. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/feb/10/deloitte-money-league-teams-manchester-spurs for example.

    What stood out to me was the Arsenal commercial revenue column:

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    Deloitte’s annual guide to the globe’s top revenue-earning teams is out, and it provides a unique picture of the world of football.

    For the sixth year running, Real Madrid remain the biggest earners in European football with revenues of €438.6m, with Barcelona in second place (€398.1m) ahead of Manchester United in third (€349.8m).

    Owen Gibson writes today that:

    The greater collective earning power of Premier League clubs, bolstered by a bumper £1.4bn overseas TV deal that took the total over three seasons to £3.5bn, is reflected in the fact that there are seven English clubs in the top 20. Although the top 20, drawn from 2009/10 accounts, only measures revenues – not debt or losses – it provides a snapshot of the relative earning power of the biggest clubs in Europe. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all retained their previous positions of third, fifth and sixth, respectively. Liverpool slipped one place to eighth.
    Manchester City rose nine places to 11th on revenues of £152.8m, despite failing to qualify for the Champions League. Executives will point to their rapidly rising earning power as evidence that they can balance the books and comply with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play requirements, despite recording losses of £121m in their most recent accounts

    Roll over a bar to find out how much each team earned. Download the data to get a fullscreen version of this

    The data from Deloitte provides a breakdown of each team’s revenue, plus the change since last year. The key findings are:

    • Real Madrid has the highest revenue – €438.6m, an increase of 9.3% on the previous year
    • The biggest riser is Manchester City – up by 49.5% and nine places to number 11. Tottenham Hotspur did well too – up three places to number 12
    • AS Roma is the biggest dropper – down six places to number 18 with a 16% drop in revenue
    • Manchester United is up 7% in revenue to €349.8m
    • Juventus gets the highest proportion of its revenue from broadcast deals – 65%; Hamburger SV has the smallest – 23%

    Thanks to Deloitte, the full data is below. What can you do with it?
    Data summary
    Top 20 teams

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    POS, 2009/10

    POS, 2008/09

    TEAM

    COUNTRY

    REVENUE, 09/10, €m

    REVENUE, 08/09, €m

    CHANGE IN POS

    SOURCE: Deloitte Sport Group
    1 1 Real Madrid Spain 438.6 401.4 0
    2 2 FC Barcelona Spain 398.1 365.9 0
    3 3 Manchester United UK 349.8 327 0
    4 4 Bayern Munich Germany 323 289.5 0
    5 5 Arsenal UK 274.1 263 0
    6 6 Chelsea UK 255.9 242.3 0
    7 10 AC Milan Italy 235.8 196.5 3
    8 7 Liverpool UK 225.3 217 -1
    9 9 Internazionale Italy 224.8 196.5 0
    10 8 Juventus Italy 205 203.2 -2
    11 20 Manchester City UK 152.8 102.2 9
    12 15 Tottenham Hotspur UK 146.3 132.7 3
    13 11 Hamburger SV Germany 146.2 146.7 -2
    14 13 Olympique Lyonnais France 146.1 139.2 -1
    15 14 Olympique de Marseille France 141.1 133.2 -1
    16 16 Schalke 04 Germany 139.8 124.5 0
    17 18 Atlético de Madrid Spain 124.5 105 1
    18 12 AS Roma Italy 122.7 146.4 -6
    19 n/a VfB Stuttgart Germany 114.8 100 n/a
    20 n/a Aston Villa UK 109.4 99 n/a

    Where they get their money from

    Matchday(M), %

    Broacasting(B), %

    Commercial(C), %

    SOURCE: Deloitte Sport Group
    M B C
    1 Real Madrid 30 36 34
    2 FC Barcelona 25 44 31
    3 Man United 35 37 28
    4 Bayern Munich 21 26 53
    …5….ARSENAL………42……38……20…
    6 Chelsea 32 41 27
    7 AC Milan 13 60 27
    8 Liverpool 23 43 34

    It seems that of the Top 10, Arsenal make the most of Matchday Revenue.

    But, Arsenal sell less merchandise than ALL of the teams in the Top 20 except for Aston Villa, as a percentage of total revenue.

    There can be no excuses for this.

    To put it in another way; imagine a musician who makes a lot of money at the concert, but sells no cds.

    Or another way, Arsenal are running a kind of theatre production, selling tickets but little merchandise.

    Again, perhaps this is why players like Beckham and Ronaldo make ‘sense’. I wonder how many people would buy an Arsenal shirt with Messi’s name on it?

    Get Miyaichi at Arsenal sharp-ish!

  8. Claver says:

    Desi,

    I had a brief glance at the Deloitte figures for Revenue, where Arsenal are placed 5th in European football. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/feb/10/deloitte-money-league-teams-manchester-spurs for example.

    What stood out to me was the Arsenal commercial revenue column:

    Where they get their money from

    Matchday(M), %

    Broacasting(B), %

    Commercial(C), %

    SOURCE: Deloitte Sport Group
    M B C
    1 Real Madrid 30 36 34
    2 FC Barcelona 25 44 31
    3 Man United 35 37 28
    4 Bayern Munich 21 26 53
    …5….ARSENAL………42……38……20…
    6 Chelsea 32 41 27
    7 AC Milan 13 60 27
    8 Liverpool 23 43 34

    It seems that of the Top 10, Arsenal make the most of Matchday Revenue.

    But, Arsenal sell less merchandise than ALL of the teams in the Top 20 except for Aston Villa, as a percentage of total revenue.

    There can be no excuses for this.

    To put it in another way; imagine a musician who makes a lot of money at the concert, but sells no cds.

    Or another way, Arsenal are running a kind of theatre production, selling tickets but little merchandise.

    Again, perhaps this is why players like Beckham and Ronaldo make ‘sense’. I wonder how many people would buy an Arsenal shirt with Messi’s name on it?

    Get Miyaichi at Arsenal sharp-ish!

    • desigunner says:

      I don’t think Arsenal sell less merchandise than all teams in the top 20. In % terms it is less but in terms of actual numbers Arsenal would be higher than many of those teams. Since the total revenue at Arsenal is higher than most of those teams the % figure for commercial might be lower. I haven’t seen the details so this is more like an educated guess.

      That doesn’t take away the fact that Arsenal have great scope of improvement in the commercial segment. Part of the problem is the long term shirt sponsorship deal that we already have. It was beneficial initially while building the stadium but is nowhere comparable to the amount of money other big clubs are getting. This should be rectified soon, hopefully.

      The club have put together a team of professionals to improve the commercial revenues and I’m hoping we will see positive results in the coming years. But it won’t be as simple as selling more shirts/merchandise.

  9. Hong_gunner says:

    Wilshere’s progress has been fascinating. As I just finished watching the extended highlights of the England game, from what I see, Wilshere has shown that he has the discipline to sit deep and compliment his partner in midfield if needed. but as someone has said, he definitely is NOT an anchorman. it looked like many of his touches were in the Danish half, and at the same time, complemented Lampard equally well when he needed to. as we know, while playing for us, Wilshere has a bit more freedom to roam around than he was given against Denmark. rightly so as he plays next to Song who can be trusted to guard the halfway line when we attack. in a few years time when Cesc departs, we could very well see a double trequista combination of Jack and Ramsey complimenting each other as the game needs them be. a midfield of Song-Ramsey-Wilshere could be pretty tasty. I’m looking very optimistically at our future midfield.

    For Rosicky, it was a good goal. I hope it gives him confidence to bring into our games. but then again, he often scores for his country. but I fear his legs are past the Rosicky we knew of. He could still be a decent squad player, but I wouldn’t mind if we cash in on him in January(mind you, he’s a player I very much have liked. sad but true, life has got to move on).

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