Come onnnnnn Tottenham! Come onnnnn Tottenham! Its not often you will hear me cheering for the
Spuds, but I would just love them to take all three points away from Man Utd in this evening's game
at Old Trafford. The last time Spurs won there was in 1989 when Gary Linneker scored the winner,
but with [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is very hopefully that the club will soon be able to announce new
contract extensions for both Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny (From now on to be referred to as
Chesney after last nights discussion!) Chesney only has six months left on his deal, but Wilshere
is still 18 months away [.
Now that Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott have returned to full fitness, as they proved in the
midweek win over Newcastle, should Arsene Wenger let them both start again today against West Ham?
With the Champions League match against Shakhtar coming up on Wednesday, it is time for Wenger to
start his squad rotation tactics to [.
Arsene Wenger had quite an interesting press conference today ahead of tomorrows match against West
Ham, and after all the pressure he has had to put up with so far this season, he seemed reasonably
calm, relaxed and generally amused! First of all he was asked about the excellent performance of
Wojciech Szczesny against Newcastle, and [.
Arsene Wenger has spoken to the press again about Arsenal's aims for the season, and although he
re-iterated the desire for Arsenal to "go as far as they can" in every single competition that they
enter, there must sill be certain competitions that take priority, like the Champions League, as it
is the most important [.
The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is pleasantly surprised at how strongly Nicklas
Bendtner has returned from injury. The Danish international scored one excellent goal when he came
on as a substitute at the end of Arsenal's win at Manchester City, and scored with another
brilliant effort in the 4-0 win at [.
There have been numerous rumours lately (including the Daily Mail this morning) linking Arsenal
with the Shalke centre-back Benedikt Howedes, but how many people have actually heard of this young
German before? Well he is 22 years old, and was languishing in the reserves at Schalke until 2008,
but he quickly established himself once he was [.
Arsenal's goalkeeping situation has been complicated (to say the least) since Arsene Wenger made a
concerted attempt to sign Mark Schwarzer during the summer transfer window. He kept faith with
Manuel Almunia over Lukasz Fabianski at the beginning of the season, with Mannone and Szczesny in
reserve. Just a couple of months later and Vito Mannone [.
Arsenal have jumped back into second place in the Premiership and can now start brushing aside
opponents while waiting for Chelsea to inevitably drop points, starting with the visit of lowly
West Ham United this weekend. Arsene Wenger will be pleased to have a very large fit squad to
choose from as Fabregas, Bendtner and Walcott [.
Arsenal have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup with every intention of going all
the way this season, but there are some difficult teams in the draw with them. Man Utd made hard
work of beating Wolves on Tuesday, and Alex Ferguson seems to have taken over from Wenger's policy
of only playing his [.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott had a brilliant return from injury by scoring twice in last nights
Carling Cup win over Newcastle, but he made it quite clear that the team intends to try and win the
competition, even though many people don't consider it to carry much prestige. Just last season
Arsene Wenger himself said [.
Theo Walcott may have only just returned from injury, but he marked his return by carrying on from
where he left off, scoring goals. He scored twice as Arsenal went through to the quarter-finals of
the Carling Cup as usual, and Nicklas Bendtner also scored again to show he is back to full
fitness. But Wenger [.
Arsene Wenger is famous for playing his youth team in the Carling Cup to give them much-needed
experience of competitive games, but with the need for Arsenal to end their trophy drought, Wenger
has decided to play a team made out of 80% experienced players in an attempt to get past Newcastle
and into the [.
Arsene Wenger has stated that tonight he will be playing the young Pole Wojciech Szczesny in goal
against Newcastle tonight, and he has used the opportunity to express that he was annoyed by the
criticism aimed at him for keeping faith with his other Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski. After a run
of bad performances at the [.
As we know Arsene Wenger has indicated that he intends to play a strong team for Arsenal's visit to
Newcastle in tonights Carling Cup match at St James Park, but he has also said that Wojciech
Szczesny, Craig Eastmond, Henri Lansbury and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas are expected to figure at some
stage, while Nicklas Bendtner and [.
Everybody knows that Arsenal have been decimated by injuries since the summer, and although Arsene
Wenger splashed a little bit of cash on bringing in Marouane Chamakh, it is still common knowledge
that one more top class striker is needed to cover for the never-ending injury problems. Robin Van
Persie is perpetually on the treatment [.
I am amazed to find that there is enough Arsenal gossip around to make an article, despite there
still being another ten weeks until the window opens. But I think we can blame Arsene Wenger for
encouraging them as he said last week: "We have still resources available to bring one or two
players in [.
Is there any Arsenal fans out there that can honestly say that they have never criticised Lukasz
Fabianski since the end of last season? Come on, everyone knows you were sniggering behind his back
and calling him names, like FlappyHandski, and shouting for Wenger to get rid of him (and Almunia!)
during the transfer window.
Since the start of this season, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seemed to launch a one-man
cusade against reckless tackling in the Premier League, and has come under fire from other managers
for his comments. Sam Alladyce, Owen Coyle and Tony Pulis have all accused Wenger of trying to
influence referees ahead of clashes against [.
The (current) Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was very happy that the team easily beat a
ten-man Man City, but was even more pleased that he (and the defence of course!) managed to keep
his first clean sheet out of eight away matches this season. He said: "I'm just happy that I could
help my team and [.
The Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has gradually works his way into the Arsenal first team, and
this season his performances have warranted his name being one of the first on the team-sheet every
week. He has played nearly every game and is now the Gunners top scorer this season with an amazing
7 goals in 9 [.
The Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is convinced that the referee made a mistake in sending
off Boyata after just five minutes of the match against Arsenal yesterday, and also believes that
his team would have taken all three points if he had stayed on the pitch. "I do not agree with the
An occasional Guest Poster on Just Arsenal, Adam Kemp, has often been villified by the readers for
his pessimistic outlook on Arsene Wenger's management abilities, but surely after yesterday's
brilliant game (and result!) he will be feeling more optimistic about Arsenal's chances of a trophy
Arsenal have been (as usual) ravaged by injuries in the last couple of months, but the situation is
easing slowly back to normality. The return of Fabregas for the Shakhtar victory is a great boost
to the team and he is certain to lead out the Gunners at the Eastlands this afternoon. Thomas
Vermaelen and Laurent [.
An Arsenal side with their captain Cesc Fabregas in it has an air of invincibility about it that
seems to be missing when he isn't on the pitch, and so it proved yet again yesterday. Despite
missing a penalty, Fabregas was still given the Man of the Match award for his leadership
qualities, and he [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he thinks that the wage offered to Wayne Rooney
by Manchester United seems shocking, but he has nothing against it if the club can afford it, and
he doesn't think that Arsenal could afford to pay any one player that amount in wages, despite the
massive profits [.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is aware that Man City will be very difficult to beat at the
Eastlands today, but he thinks that in this years Premier League this season anything could happen!
"Man City have some fantastic players, but we have just to take the positives from the Shakhtar
game and I am sure [.
The Arsenal defender Gael Clichy really believes that his team could be beating top sides like
Chelsea and making a serious challenge for the Premiership title. It has been suggested that the
the Gunners are not mature enough or don't have a "winning mentality", but he believes it is luck
and injuries that have always [.
Although Arsenal are one of the best managed clubs in the country, and make a healthy profit every
year, the same can not be said about the other 19 teams in the Premiership, and Arsene Wenger
thinks that this is going to lead to a confrontation between EUFA and the Premier League over the
There has been a lot of criticism of Andrei Arshavin from the fans lately for his seeming lack of
enthusiasm on the pitch, and in an article I wrote yesterday regarding his contracts talks, 80% of
the comments were in favour of selling the little Russian. But Arsene Wenger thinks that the
figures show that he [.
It seems it is time for the Wenger Haters to sit up and listen to this bit of news, as the official
FIFA Statistics department, known by the catchy name of International Federation of Football
History & Statistics (IFFTS), have done an in-depth study of all the votes for the first nine years
of this [.
The undoutedly biggest game of the weekend is Arsenal's visit to the Eastlands on Sunday, and the
winning team will be rightly considered to be Chelsea's biggest challengers for the title this
season. Arsenal could move above City on goal difference with a win, or Roberto Mancini's side
could open up a six-point gap on the [.
There will be a million stories about Arsenal today after the shareholders meeting yesterday, but
one of the most interesting quote that caught my eye was Arsene Wenger saying that he intended to
go for every trophy this season, which gives me hope that we could have a day out at Wembley next
year (whether [.
The Russian winger Andrei Arshavin has been roundly criticised for his seeming lack of enthusiasm
on the pitch for Arsenal this season, and he started on the bench on Tuesday and was only brought
on when it was clear Arsenal had sewn up the points. Many fans have advocated leaving Arshavin out
of the team for [.
Arsene Wenger has (as usual) told the fans and shareholders that he has funds to buy players in the
January transfer window, but he will only buy someone if he thinks that they can fit in with the
Arsenal way of playing. He hardly needs to tell us that he has got the money available, [...]
The Czech midfielder Thomas Rosicky was instrumental in Arsenal's Champions League demolition over
Shakhtar Donetsk, and he thinks it is time for the Gunners to carry that form over into the Premier
League, starting with this weekends crunch match against moneybags Manchester City. Many considered
that Arsenal were unlucky to lose to Chelsea a few weeks [.
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has returned from his hamstring injury just in time to lead out
the Gunners in the crucial Premiership match against Man City at the Eastlands this weekend, but
admits that it has never been easy to beat them, even before they started spending hundreds of
millions in the transfer market.
The Man Utd and England striker Wayne Rooney has made it clear that he won't be signing a new
contract at Man Utd, despite Alex Ferguson promising to make him the best paid player in the
Premier League. Arsene Wenger was never likely to pay the amount of wages that Rooney would
command, and it would [.
Arsene Wenger is happy to see that both his captain Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott have recovered
from minor setbacks to their injuries, but he is not certain yet if either of them will start
tonight's game against Shakhtar Donetsk. He admitted that both of them are in the squad today, but
he is yet [.
There was a new incisiveness about Arsenal last night as Arsene Wenger made some slight changes to
the formation of the team. Everyone was extremely happy to see the captain Cesc Fabregas return to
the team and partner Jack Wilshere in midfield for the first time. You would think that Wenger had
been reading Just Arsenal News [.
It seems that Arsene Wenger is still keen on reinforcing the Arsenal defence as it has been
revealed today that the Gunners are maintaining their long-held interest in the Tromso
defender/midfielder Kara Mbodj. Arsenal have been watching the Senegalese giant for the last few
months and it has been noted that he can play either in [.
Every Arsenal fan this summer had an opinion on who Arsene Wenger should have bought and sold to
improve the squad, and every week we all argue on Just Arsenal about who the Prof should be
dropping to the bench (like Arshavin and Diaby last night!) or who he should be playing week-in and
week-out. Do [.
Arsene Wenger has been publicly proclaiming that there are many teams in the Premiership that have
no qualms about aiming to hurt his more skilful Arsenal players every week, and he has sparked a
massive debate about the quality of tackling at the highest level. But his words came back to bite
him this week when [.
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So the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally made up his mind which one of his four goalkeepers
he is going to discard this season, as we hear that Vito Mannone has joined Hull City on loan until
January for now. Both Mannone and Wojciech Szczesny had both voiced their displeasure at being left
out in [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie hasn't played for the Gunners for the last seven weeks since
he injured his ever-problematic ankle in the match against Blackburn at the beginning of the
season, but he is expected to recover in the next couple of weeks. The bad news is that he will be
ready just in [.
Shakhtar Donetsk may not be one of the European powerhouses, but they are building up a good
reputation in Europe with yearly appearances in the Champions League. They have also rebuilt the
team with a Brazilian heartbeat, with no less than seven Brazilians in the side if you count the
Brazilian-born Croatian international Eduardo.
Arsenal are now officially the dirtiest club in the Premiership according to the latest stats. They
show that the Gunners are the only club in the Premiership to have been given three red cards up to
this stage of the season, and this weekend's culprit, Jack Wilshere, admits that he fully deserved
to be sent [.
A few weeks ago I got an email from an Arsenal fan in America (Hi Rick!), who asked if he was the
only one that thought Marouane Chamakh seemed to fall over in the box very easily. I didn't think
much about it at the time, but after Saurdays game, maybe it's time to ask [...]
You just can't help but admire the mans limitless confidence, and Nicklas Bendtner is never worried
about not meeting his targets. His prediction that he would win the Golden Boot at the World Cup
and help Denmark to the title was the last big one I remember! But now the Arsenal striker is fully
recovered from [.
With the new Arsenal injury statement telling us that Laurent Koscielny has joined Thomas
Vermaelen, Manuel Almunia and Bacary Sagna on the treatment table, the Gunners are down to the bare
bones in defence. To me it seems lucky that it is just Birmingham at home, because the line-up
tomorrow really needs to have some playing [.
I can certainly understand why Cesc Fabregas is keen to return to Spain, and it has nothing to do
with winning trophies! It is the weather, the doom and gloom. The terrible cuts that are coming and
will make England a desperately depressing place for many years to come. But rather than sit around
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been talking about how great the Gooners are, yes thats the
ever-suffering Arsenal fans like you and me! And he seems to understand what the team puts us
through (like losing to West Brom at home!) and is grateful for undying loyalty. He was talking
about the introduction of Arsenal's [.
Another Guest Post from the welcomed Ralph J. After Arsenal lost to Chelsea I wrote a post asking
what the readers verdict on Koscielny and Squillaci was, and today Ralph wants to discuss the whole
Wenger philosophy of having a totally French defence. Over to you Ralph...... The French connection
â€“ tres bien?
This weeend's game is a must-win match to restore Arsenal's confidence, but with some of our big
guns back we are all hoping that the Gunners can get themselves back on track in the title race.
All the boys have been saying how they fully expect to catch Chelsea, well now is the time for them
It seems to be the new game in Fleet Street to try and find a link between Arsenal and any
goalkeeper in the world that doesn't smile when he talks to his manager, and if they can't find a
new candidate they simply revive an old one! The first one I came across tonight is from [...]
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is extremely happy to see the way that Aaron Ramsey has recovered
from his broken leg, and he is amazed by the progress he has made on the training ground in the
last month. "He is back running and he is back kicking the ball," Wenger said. "You would be amazed
Arsene Wenger was in France commentating on the European Qualifier win over Luxembourg yesterday,
and he was interviewed by one of the local newspapers after the match. After discussing the local
area and whether Wenger thought that Diaby was the new Vieira (he said no!), they then asked the
Arsenal manager if he was still [.
The Gunners may find themselves seven points behind the leaders in the Premiership at the moment,
but it is good to see that the players are still full of confidence that they can fight their way
back into contention, just like they did twice last season. Jack Wilshere sounded a rallying call
to the Arsenal [.
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere helped the England U21s to beat Romania in the U21 play-offs
on Friday, but was robbed of the chance to celebrate with his team-mates because he was promoted to
the England senior team for yesterdays game. But even though England were struggling to find a way
through the Montenegrin defence for [.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner hasn't played for the Gunners since April, but he believes
that his recovery from the never-ending groin injury has been so successful that he will be able to
take part in this weekends game against Birmingham. "It feels absolutely fantastic," said Bendtner.
"I am sure that I will be involved in the [.
The Ajax and Holland goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has been variously linked with both Arsenal
and Manchester United this year, with both of them in the market for a top-class keeper, and he has
decided that next summer is the time for him to move on to progress in his career. He was asked if
he thought [.
The young Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is the Gunners most improved player this season, and has
broken into the Arsenal first team as well as into the senior England squad. He was one of the best
players for Arsenal when they were defeated by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but he doesnt believe
that Chelsea were [.
The usual Arsenal injury news from the international break could again highlight the Gunners lack
of experienced cover at the back. This weekends game against Birmingham may look easy on paper, but
it is certain that Arsenal can't afford any more slip-ups against weaker teams if they are to still
harbour hopes of challenging for [.
A very interesting Arsenal transfer rumour has just appeared on the Sky Soccer website. In their
usual manner of speaking Sky "understands" that both Arsenal and Manchester United have been making
enquiries about the Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady, who is currently on loan at Sunderland from
ENPPI in Egypt.
Just as it looked like Arsenal's injury list was easing, we find out that Bacary Sagna has injured
himself in training with the French squad. As usual on the international break we have yet another
injury to an Arsenal player and are we surprised? NOT! The French defender is not in a hurry to
return and [.
The Liverpool legend Kenny Daglish reckons that the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should
definitely be lining up for Fabio Capello's England side when they face Montenegro on Tuesday
night, and believes he has earned the right to be considered one of the best players in England,
despite his tender years.
The Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has been in brilliant form for Arsenal this season, but thinks
he could be an even better player if Arsene Wenger let him play down the centre instead of his
usual position for the Gunners on the wing. The French coach Laurent Blanc gave Nasri a more
central role as France [.
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin is captain of Russia, and led them to a crucial win over the
Republic of Ireland this week, but a legend of the Russia side that won the European Championships,
Viktor Ponedelnik, doesn't think he is passionate enough to be captain. When Ponedelnik won glory
with Russia, Igor Netto ruled the [.
Although Arsene Wenger has four goalkeepers at his disposal, he thinks that two of them are far too
inexperienced to play in the Premier League, and the fans think that the other two are just not
good enough! Everyone knows that Wenger tried to buy Mark Schwarzer during the summer, and this is
why there are [.
England face Montenegro on Tuesday night aiming to extend their 100% record in the European
Qualifiers so far. This should be the hardest test to date as their opponents have also won the
first three games, all by a 1-0 scoreline. England will have to be in top form to break down a
difficult defence [.
The Arsenal midfielder helped the England U21's take a slender 2-1 lead over Romania ahead in the
play-off for a place at the Euro U21 Championship in Denmark this summer, but he won't be there for
the return leg on Tuesday. Wilshere must have done enough to convince Fabio Capello that he will be
starting for [.
After being left out of the World Cup squad, the Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri looks like he is
set to be a regular for France now that Laurent Blanc has taken charge. Nasri has nothing but
praise for his new international boss and intends to become the star of the show in the new regime.
The League table has an impostor in the top three at the moment, as Manchester City have moved into
second place. The mighty Arsenal have dropped to fourth place, three points behind City, after
successive league defeats to West Brom and Chelsea, which makes the game against City on the 24th a
massive six-pointer in [.
The Man City coach Roberto Mancini may be in charge of the team sitting pretty in second place in
the Premiership, but he doesn't believe his team are ready yet to actually win the title, despite
being the only team to take any points from the Double winners this season. Mancini said: "After
the game against [.
The Republic of Ireland are set to face Russia in the European Championship Qualifiers tonight, and
although Andrei Arshavin's team are expected to be favourites to win it, their recent home defeat
against Slovakia has left them desperately needing the three points. "We cannot lose," said Dick
Advocaat, who replaced Guus Hiddink earlier this year.
The goalkeeping situation at Arsenal always seems to be a drama no matter who is between the
sticks. Fabianski is currently installed between the sticks with the young Pole Wojciech Szczesny
on the subs bench after moaning that he really needs to play. Well now Vito Mannone is basically
saying the same thing as he seems [.
Arsene Wenger has signed a new contract for the next three years, and with his prudent transfer
policy and the board's property developments this is definitely a time to be investing all your
spare cash in Arsenal shares! The Gunners have paid off the loan that they borrowed to develop the
old Highbury ground so the [.
Today I have a new Guest Poster called AFC Chazza. He is seriously thinking about starting his own
Arsenal blog and has (very bravely) decided to showcase his first article on Just Arsenal News. Our
readers are well known for not pulling their punches, so I invite everyone to give their honest
opinion on Chazza's [.
The Arsenal and France midfielder Abou Diaby is in France with the national team at the moment and
has been talking to the press ahead of the two upcoming European Championship Qualifying games, and
he has revealed that he was ready to sign for Chelsea but turned them down in favour of the
Gunners. He said [.
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas thinks that if the Stokes or Boltons of the English Premier
League played in Spain, they would get booed by their own fans, and that La Liga teams always
aspire to play good football above the tough-tackling and hoofing of English football. He seems to
believe that playing quality football is [.
Arsenal's seemingly never-ending injury list could be eased considerably in the coming weeks with
the news that Aaaron Ramsey is getting close to full fitness and should be back in training with
the Gunners first team in just a few weeks time. Wales caretaker boss Brian Flynn said yesterday:
"I've spoken with Aarron and he's making [.
The Arsenal and France midfielder Samir Nasri believes that there are three good reasons why
Arsenal are a much stronger squad than last season, and they are made up of a defender, a
midfielder and a striker! First of all he was impressed with how well Laurent Koscielny has settled
into the side. "I am surprised [.
Arsenal lost William Gallas, Sol Campbell, Phillipe Senderos and Mikael Silvestre during the
summer, and he brought in the two new Frenchmen Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci as
replacements (improvements?). Kossy seemed to be okay while he was partnered with Thomas Vermaelen
although he made a few glaring mistakes as well, but I originally just put [.
There has been persistent rumours over the summer that both Chelsea and Arsenal have been making
overtures to the giant Drogba lookalike Romelu Lukaku, and this week it has been suggested that
Arsene Wenger is also willing to bring his 16 year-old younger brother Jordan over to London as
part of the deal to help [.
It looks like Arsenal will be carrying on with an the two new boys in the centre of defence for a
while yet, as Thomas Vermaelen is still some way from recovery. He injured his achilles tendon
while on duty with Belgium during the last international break, and it is taking a lot longer to
The Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner is extremely pleased to be back in training with
the Arsenal team, and is now feeling no more pain from the groin strain that has had him sidelined
for the last few months. He said: "I'm pretty excited and I can not say anything other than that it
There are three young Arsenal players in the England U21 squad to face Romania on Friday and it is
an extremely important match for Stuart Pearce's team. It is the first leg of the European
Championship play-offs, which is why both Kieran Gibbs and Jack Wilshere have been dropped down
from the senior squad.
The Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski thinks that he had a very good game against Chelsea, and
there was little that he could have done to stop the two goals that gave Chelsea the points in the
biggest London derby. "I was unlucky on Drogba's goal," Fabianski said. "It hit the post and only
just went in.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his team played well enough to beat Chelsea at
Stamford Bridge yesterday, but they lost simply because they didn't score with the chances they
were given. He said after the game: "I just think we have made a demonstration that you can play
well and lose the game.
The Fulham and Australia keeper Mark Schwarzer has been telling the Australian press that he really
tried hard to force Fulham to see him to Arsenal in the summer, and he is still desperate to have
the chance to play in the Champions League with the Gunners: "It was probably one of my hardest
periods ever," [.
I hate to say this but today's Guest Poster (the now famous Adam Kemp!) has been saying that
Arsenal would lose to Chelsea every time unless Arsene invested some of the Gunners massive profit.
I think that the only time we can ever hope to beat the Blues now is when Drogba retires, and then
The new Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has only faced Chelsea once before in his career, when
Bordeaux were blown away 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League. He believes that then he
was playing for a team that couldn't live with Chelsea's strength, but now he is in an Arsenal team
that has the [.
Arsene Wenger has made Arsenal into one of the three richest clubs in the World, and probably the
only one in the top five that actually makes a profit, and he gets slaughtered by his own fans for
doing it! It's time for this to stop and for all Gooners to get behind the team [...]
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is convinced that the young Englishman Jack Wilshere can be a
star of the Arsenal and England team, and he is likely to be used by Wenger in Cesc's place against
Chelsea today. The Spanish international has only the highest praise for Wilshere. Fabregas said:
"I remember Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira [.
Arsene Wenger kept to his policy of looking for uncut diamonds during the transfer window, and
tomorrow we will find out if he has really has invested wisely or not. Marouane Chamakh has
performed admirably against some of the weaker defences in the Premiership and his height has been
a godsend for Arsenal's attacking capabilities, but [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his team don't just have to beat Chelsea to win the
Premiership, they have to win the "mini-league" of Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd. Last season, the
Gunners got eaten home and away by both teams, but Wenger believes that this season his team can
come out on top.
The Arsenal full-back Gael Clichy is desperate to add to trophies to the accolades of being the
best footballing team, and believes it is time for the Gunners "to play ugly" because it is very
hard to play beautiful football AND win the Premier League. He was asked if he thought this season
could end [.
This time last year Arsenal were preparing to face Blackburn in the Premier League, and they had
the usual list of players on the treatment table. Nicklas Bendtner had had his car crash just a few
weeks before but felt okay enough to be on the subs bench. Theo Walcott was just returning from one
Arsene Wenger is going into Sundays crucial clash at Stamford Bridg under no illusions that it will
be an easy game, but he is certainly convinced that his Arsenal team will beat Chelsea after four
defeats in a row against their great local rivals. He knows that Drogba has a fantastic record
against the Gunners, but [.
The ex-Arsenal alcoholic Paul Merson doesn't think his old team is powerful enough to cope with
Chelsea's strength and defensive abilities, but he thinks that the Gunners will have most of the
ball but just won't be able to use it! "Arsenal will dominate possession like they have in the last
few meetings between these sides.
The Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has admitted that he loves playing against Arsenal, and it's not
just because he always scores when he plays them, It's because they have lots of French players!
Drogba has scored an amazing twelve goals against the Gunners in the last six years, and the
Ivorian always seems to be unstoppable [.
The Bolton defender Paul Robinson was criticized by Arsene Wenger for his tackle on Arsenal's Abou
Diaby a few weeks ago, and the Frenchman even suggested that it was probably worth a red card.
There were fears that Diaby's ankle may have been broken, but in the end it was only bruised and he
missed two [.
The ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle has revealed that he knew Arsene Wenger would be successful if
he came to England as manager, and even recommended him to Tottenham long before Arsenal snapped
him up. Hoddle was lucky enough to play under Wenger when he joined AS Monaco during his playing
career, and he was immensely impressed [.