Arsenal's hopes of winning the big London derby took a big blow when Arsene Wenger revealed that
his captain Cesc Fabregas has less than a 50% chance of facing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on
Sunday. When asked about the Arsenal injury news, and specifically Fabregas' chances of making it,
Wenger said today: "I don't know.
Arsenal's Carlos Vela and Celtic's Efrain Suarez were both banned for six months for attending a
party after their country's 1-0 friendly win over Colombia, but their Mexico team-mates have
decided to go out on striker in a bid to get the bans overturned. Most of the team were at the
party, but Nestor de la [.
The row between Stoke City and Arsenal looks set to run and run, as the Stoke Chairman Peter Coates
has reiterated that he still demands an apology from Arsene Wenger for the comments he made about
Ryan Shawcross. It seems from the official Opta stats this season, Stoke have committed 78 fouls
compared to Arsenal's 74, [.
Arsenal will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the biggest game of the season so far.
With Arsenal four points behind this is a real six-pointer. So my question just has to be; What
team can Arsene pick to beat Chelsea? After the awful result last week against West Brom, Wenger
made six changes [.
It was reported during the summer that the Everton and South African international midfielder
Steven Pienaar is keen to join Arsenal on a free transfer next summer. the 28 year-old has refused
to sign a new contract with the Toffees but has decided to cash in with one last big move while he
can. There are [.
Emmanuel Eboue thinks that last week's Arsenal result against West Brom was just a minor blip, and
the Gunners are ready to compete with the best, starting with the assault on Chelsea's 100% home
record next week. "We started very well in the league, but last Saturday's defeat was a big blow,"
In a game of penalties (scored and missed), Arsenal came away with the three points from Belgrade
last night, and Arsene Wenger believes that the much-maligned Lukasz Fabianski had a "faultless
game". All (well, nearly all) the Arsenal fans have been clamouring for Arsene Wenger to drop
Manuel Almunia after the defeat to West Brom, but [.
Arsene Wenger has been trying to puff up Manuel Almunia since failing to purchase Mark Schwarzer
(or any other keeper!) during the transfer window, but the Spaniard reverted to type in last weeks
diabolical defeat by West Brom at the Emirates. Now that Almunia is (cough,cough) injured, Wenger
is again professing his belief that Lukasz Fabianski [.
It seems that Arsene Wenger could still sign another centre-back as extra back-up, as it has been
revealed today that the South African international defender, Siyanda Xulu, is in London on trial
right now. He is currently under contract to Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premiership.
Xulu was voted the Young-Player-of-the-Year in South Africa in [.
Absolutely no-one in the world predicted that West Brom would beat Arsenal at the Emirates last
weekend, so the quicker we draw the line under that one and forget it the better. So quickly
on..... Tonights Champions League match at Partizan Belgrade could never be as easy as the 6-0 win
over Braga, but surely the [.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that his team is very depressed after their inexplcable defeat to West
Brom this weekend, and they now have to pull themselves back from the brink to face a confident
Partizan Belgrade in the Champions League. "The mood was very, very low because we were all
Âdisappointed," said Wenger.
Arsenal lengthy injury list just got another name added to it, and the good news is that it is
Manuel Almunia that has another one of his mystery "elbow" problems. "We have Manual Almunia out,"
said Wenger. "He has a problem with his elbow. He caught it when he made the penalty on Saturday."
It is more likely [.
Well here is an interesting story to come out of this weekends embarrassment by West Brom at home.
The official Arsenal website holds a weekly poll on the supporters Player-of-the-Week, and
obviously this week's winner just had to be Samir Nasri after his one-man attempt to save the
points, but no-one would have guessed that [.
Arsenal face Partizan Belgrade tomorrow in the Champions League, and desperately need a good
performance to help them forget the dire game against West Brom this weekend. One of the Belgrade
defenders, Stefan Savic, spent ten days on trial with Arsenal last year, and has nothing but
admiration for Le Prof.
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin says that the team blew the opportunity to catch up with
Chelsea, but it was just one of those days! He thinks that the Gunners will just have to use the
next "opportunity" when they face the League Leaders next Sunday. He said: "We will need to use our
opportunity next [.
The ex-Arsenal manager George Graham thinks it is obvious that the Gunners are not going to be good
enough to challenge for the top honours unless they replace Manuel Almunia with a top-class
goalkeeper, and he doesn't think they should just be looking at Mark Schwarzer. Graham said: "I
think if you're going to really be [.
It has been a while, but Adam Kemp has decided to write another Guest Post. He has picked the
timing perfectly to write an I-told-you-so article! He has previously derided Arsene Wenger for not
replacing Manuel Almunia, and also for not spending Arsenal's massive profits on improving the
squad enough to win a trophy.
Today's report linking Arsenal with a bid for Liverpool's Pepe Reina sounds like so much wishful
thinking, but the speed with which the News of the World got the rumour printed and in the papers
for this morning was quite impressive! They report that Arsene Wenger approached Liverpool with a
Â£15m bid in the summer, and [.
There were many bad performances to complain about yesterday in Arsenal's defeat to West Brom, but
when Arsenal went two down thanks to a schoolboy error from Manuel Almunia, there was immediately a
mountain to climb. And then the third goal looked like the Keystone Kops running about in the
six-yard area, with everyone trying to [.
I dread to think what Arsene Wenger said to his Arsenal team in the dressing room after the game,
but to be 3-0 down to a team that was BOTTOM of the Premiership last weekend is not easy for a
manager of his calibre to understand. The team didn't look to have the desire to [...]
I don't really know what to say to be honest. Yes Arsenal have got a few injuries, but after OUR
RESERVES beating Tottenham at the lane during the week, you would think that we had a much stronger
team than West Brom.. So most of the players that played today had a rest during the week, [...]
The Gunners are nigh on invincible at home, and despite the lengthening injury list that seems
bever-ending, Arsene Wenger still has the personnel available to field a very strong team against
West Brom. Having scored 16 goals in the first three home games, Arsenal will be looking to extend
that record, and with Chamakh as the [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had a very (un)interesting interview in the Daily Mirror, which
seemed to consist of the reporter simply asking him 100 times why he didn't go for a drink with
other Premier League managers after games! His answers, in a nutshell, are that he likes to get
home as quickly as [.
Arsene Wenger launched into a long tirade about how many players he has brought through from the
youth team rather than buy instant replacements in the transfer market, after he felt he was being
accused of making too much profit! "What is unbelievable is that people reproach me for making a
profit," said Wenger "People who lose [.
Okay it is time to get your predictions in for tomorrows game, although I am not allowed to mention
who we are playing (so I won't!). If you DON'T know who we are playing then you shouldn't be
entering the competition anyway! This weeks competition is kindly being sponsored by Online
Gambling in the UK, which [.
There are a couple of stories this morning saying that the Arsenal winger, Theo Walcott, is set to
recover quickly from his ankle ligament damage that he sustained playing for England a couple of
weeks ago. The Daily Mail says that he has been using some strange new treatment, and it sounds
pretty scary to [.
Arsenal's unbelievable injury record doesn't seem to be showing any signs of improvement, despite
Arsene Wenger replacing the Gunners medical team last season. It looks like there is a race on to
get quite a few first-teamers fit in time to face Chelsea on Sunday week. We are all aware that
Cesc Fabregas is hopeful that [.
Arsene Wenger was forced to watch the Carling Cup match against Tottenham on Tuesday from the
stands, and not only did he see the team win comfortably, he also quite enjoyed the view! He said:
"Honestly, I don't know what I would have done if the game had been against Man United or Chelsea.
But will [.
Arsenal's young fourth-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny voiced his dissatisfaction with being
left out of the Carling Cup squad against Spurs in midweek, but Arsene Wenger believes that he
should be more patient and realise that keepers mature later than infield players. Wenger also said
that he is willing to offer the young Pole a new contract [.
The two injuries that Arsenal sustained this last week are proving to be not so bad as first
thought, and the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is especially relieved that the young defender,
Kieran Gibbs, has not broken another metatarsal so soon after recovering from his last one. "It was
a big relief because to go through [.
The Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas pulled a hamstring in last weekends game against Sunderland, and
the Gunners medical team have forecast that he won't return for "two to three weeks", but the
player himself thinks that he can speed up his recovery enough to be ready to face Chelsea next
weekend. He said: "The injury is [.
After Arsenal's fantastic win over Tottenham on Tuesday, the other results in last nights other
Carling Cup matches also went the right way to signal a great chance of a trophy for Arsenal this
season. Other than the holders Man Utd winning easily at Scunthorpe, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man
City were all eliminated by lower level [.
Arsene Wenger believes that the years of building his young Arsenal team into a force to be
reckoned with in Europe are now over, and they are ready to take on the best and start winning
trophies. "Of course I want to win trophies." he said. "Our hopes for the season are always the
same: we [...]
It was all square after 90 minutes with all to play for in extra time, but just after the restart
Samir Nasri fell over in the box and Arsenal took the lead through the resulting penalty. Both the
Tottenham defender involved, Sebatien Bassong, and the Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, both believe
that Nasi cheated the [.
The young Polish keeper Wojceich Szczesny was spoken of very highly in the summer, and many pundits
are tipping him to be the future Number One at Arsenal, but he feels neglected and forgotten by
Arsene Wenger. All the signs are saying that Szczesny is still only fourth choice at Arsenal, and
if Mark Schwarzer had [.
On a fantastic night for Arsenal there was extra praise from Arsene Wenger for the young midfielder
Jack Wilshere, who has forced his way into Arsenal's first team this season. "He was outstanding,"
said Wenger. "I'm a bit cautious with him because you don't want him to get too much praise too
early but in the [.
Arsene Wenger is well-known for blooding his youth players in the Carling Cup, and last season even
went so far as to say that to win it wouldn't be anything to celebrate, but last nights game at
White Hart Lane seemed to indicate a different approach. With Nasri, Wilshere, Koscielny, Rosicky,
Denilson and Co in [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have spent the summer trying to acquire Mark Schwarzer from
Fulham, but (true to form) the Frenchman is going to play his second string side against Tottenham
tonight, which will include Fabianski in between the sticks. This will mean a return for the Pole
to White Hart Lane, where his [.
Arsene Wenger is very likely to accept the FA's punishment of a touchline ban on tonights game
against Tottenham, because if he appeals and loses, he will be given a two-game ban, which would
mean he will be absent from the games against West Brom and Chelsea. The FA announced their
punishment in a statement which [.
Thomas Rosicky blew his chance to put Arsenal two goals in front of Sunderland on Saturday, which
proved to be the Gunners undoing as Darren Bent went on to score an equalizer in the 95th minute.
Arsene Wenger said after the game that he expected Samir Nasri to take the penalty, but as acting
captain, Rosicky [.
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is now likely to miss the crucial Premier League clash at
Stamford Bridge on Saturday week after he revealed on his Twitter page the expected extent of his
problem. He said: "I have some fluid but nothing bad in the muscle and I hope I can be playing in
two weeks," Arsene [.
I am sure you have all read Adam Kemp's post on real Arsenal fans only coming from North London,
well today's Guest Post is from a REAL Gooner that lives in Belgium! Walter Broeckx is a regular
poster over on Tony Attwood's Untold Arsenal but this is his first one on Just Arsenal News. He
The little Russian striker Andrei Arshavin has been musing on the strange game at Sunderland on
Saturday, and says that although the Arsenal fans won't be happy with the final result, they should
"understand that our victories are ahead". "Today we had, as expected, a difficult match." he said.
"Our opponent played well, but I [.
After the total chaos at the end of the transfer window, when Mark Schwarzer was desperate to join
Arsenal, and Shay Given was supposed to replace him at Fulham, it now looks like we could go
through the same situation in January, but according to today's Metro, Given will move straight to
Arsenal. The Man City [.
The Brazilian midfielder Denilson doesn't think that Arsenal should be disheartened by losing two
points this weekend, thanks to the extra time equalizer at Sunderland, and still believes that his
team are still on track to be the best club in England. "You can't expect to win at Sunderland," he
The new Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is really keen to face Tottenham in his first ever local
derby. He understands that Wenger likes to play the Young Guns in these games but he is still
hoping to be picked so that he can savour the atmosphere properly. He said: "I have spoken to the
French players [.
I know we get these stories every year about this time, as the yearly financial results are
announced by Arsenal. This is expected to reveal a massive reduction in the debt levels, as well as
an estimated Â£220million turnover. The Daily Mail has worked out how much of the (to be announced)
profit has come from [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had many reasons not to be happy after yesterdays heartbreaking
Sunderland equaliser in the 95th minute, and not just because of the added time at the end. He was
asked if he had expected Rosicky to take the penalty, as both Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas
were not on the [.
There were two readers that predicted the correct score of 1-1 in the Sunderland game, but Iyke
pipped Akash to the prize because he correctly forecast Fabregas as the first scorer. Iyke please
send me your full address (my email here) and I will get the T-Shirt in the post to you. So now we
I am pleased to present the second Guest Post from Ralph J., whose first one got such a positive
response from everyone. On a day when Arsenal contrived to somehow NOT go top of the Premier
League, Ralph wants to ask all Gooners a simple question...... Since when do trophies not matter in
football? I am really [.
Todays draw with Sunderland is a very difficult game to make a commentary on, as there was just so
much that happened in a strange sort of way! To start with it looked at first view as if Cesc
Fabregas scored a very lucky goal when a poor clearance bounced into the Sunderland net, but after
I'm a bit late starting this weeks Predict the Score Competition but as it's a late kick-off it
gives every extra time to add their guesses. First of all I have to say congratulations to Nik, who
was the only one to correctly predict the 6-0 scoreline against Braga. Please send me your full
address Nik, [.
The young Englishman Jack Wilshere has been speaking about his admiration for his captain Cesc
Fabregas, and how he hopes to emulate his success at Arsenal. He doesn't believe there is anyone
better equipped for him to learn his trade from, and he would love to follow in his footsteps.
Wilshere said: "Watching Cesc when he [.
Arsene Wenger was at at Question and Answer session with the fans the other day, and he was asked
if the enormous wages that top players earned can affect the way that footballers live, and could
alienate them from the grass-roots supporters. "I don't believe money has a disturbing role in
football," Wenger replied.
Arsene Wenger seems to have started this season with the target of upsetting as many opposing
managers as possible, and he is definitely succeeding! First of all he called Paul Scholes a dirty
player, and now he has started a long-running war of words with Sam Allardyce and Owen Coyle about
the way that their [.
I have spent the summer listening to Arsenal fans saying that Arsene Wenger should be spending some
of the massive profits he has made from selling players to improve the Arsenal squad. They
intimated that if he spent even half of the profits made, Arsenal would be able to compete with the
Chelsea and Man [.
The Arsenal full-back Gael Clichy is certain that young Jack Wilshere is full of talent for his
age, but he can't be compared with the captain Cesc Fabregas just yet. The England U21 star needs a
few more gams for the Gunners before he could be classed in the same League as Fabregas, who was
Arsene Wenger seems to keep the faith with Andrei Arshavin, despite his form being indifferent at
best. Yes he has the occasional flash bit of footwork that comes off, but most of the time he seems
to be passing the ball to empty space or straight to an opponent. The official Arsenal website has
said that [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the reasons he wouldn't buy another
midfielder in the transfer window, despite calls for a top-class back-up for Alex Song. And the two
main reasons were; Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey! "I believe that I always wanted to develop the
players I have," Wenger said.
The young Aaron Ramsey, whose leg was so cruelly broken last season, is well on the road to
recovery now, and thinks that he will come back stronger sooner rather than later. He also feels so
confident that he is sure that he won't be worried about going in for strong tackles again when he
The Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has not played for the Gunners this season as he
has been suffering from a groin strain for the last nine months, and every time it seems like he is
ready to return to the squad it flares up again. For some reason the Danish papers have started
Here I have another Guest Post from the ever-optimistic Emma Uzo, who is a gentleman from Nigeria
(sorry about the mistake, at least its understandable!). After his plea to Gooners to start
supporting Manuel Almunia yesterday, today he is saying that we should all celebrate having such a
mild-mnnered professor as the manager of Arsenal.
I dare anyone to say that Arsenal are not ready to win trophies after yet another fantastic
performance that completely wiped out the Portugese Champions Braga. Arsenal dominated the match
from the kick-off, and once Fabregas had put away the penalty for the first goal the result was
never in doubt. Arsene Wenger hailed it as [.
The little Russian maestro Andrei Arshavin scored a goal in Arsenal's 6-0 rout of Braga last night
before being taken off after an hour, but he doesn't think that the team played any better than
usual! "I wouldn't say we played a fantastic match. We've shown what we can do and that we know how
I had a nice surprise this evening to come home to this Guest Post from a brand new poster (NO it's
not Adam Kemp!). It remains to be seen what the readers make of her post, but for me I thought it
very uplifting and definitely worth a read. So I present to you Emma [...]
Arsene Wenger said this morning that Marouane Chamakh had already become an important player for
Arsenal, despite only playing four games for the Gunners so far. And now the French defender Bacary
Sagna has echoed his statements and agrees that Chamakh has slotted into the team really well. "He
has improved already," Sagna said.
The top Sunderland FC Website Salut! Sunderland (run by Colin Randall) has an interview every week
with an opposing teams website, and as they are playing the Gunners next week, he contacted Just
Arsenal News for my views on the upcoming game. I have decided to reprint the Q&A session so that
the regular readers of [.
Arsene Wenger chased Marouane Chamakh patiently for a year, and having arrived he has been a
crucial addition to the Arsenal squad. He was supposed to give Wenger an extra option with Robin
Van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner already in the team, but as they have both been injured (as usual)
he has been left [.
All the Arsenal faithful were extremely worried about Abou Diaby when they saw the diabolical
tackle from Bolton's Paul Robinson last weekend, but he has now confirmed that he should be okay
after missing just a couple of games for the Gunners. "I will miss our first game in the Champions
League but to be honest [.
There is nothing but bad Arsenal injury news for tomorrows Champions League match against Braga at
the Emirates. Thomas Vermaelen still hasn't recovered from his injury received playing for Belgium
last week, and Abou Diaby is definitely going to be out for the next two games, and even Arsene
Wenger has no idea when he [.
Sporting Braga's Brazilian striker Mattheus thinks that Arsenal are in for a surprise tomorrow
night if they underestimate the Portugese underdogs, and the 27 year-old fully believes that Braga
can take the points at the Emirates! "We have already achieved our first success of the season by
reaching the group stages of the Champions League," Mattheus [.
Arsenal lost quite a few defenders this summer. Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Sol Campbell
all decided to pursue the twilight of their careers away from the Emirates, and Silvestre implied
it was because of a problem with Arsene Wenger. He said: "There must be a reason why Sol Campbell,
William Gallas and myself all left [.
The Arsenal midfielder scored an excellent goal in Arsenal's 4-1 win over Bolton this weekend, and
he has echoed his managers statements that the team have now matured enough to be able to mix it
with the more physical sides in the Premier League. "At Blackburn away, we know what happened there
last season," Song said.
It's noce to hear a bit of sense from someone at Tottenham for a change! The Spurs chairman Daniel
Levy thinks it is unlikely that his team will be able to regain the top four place they won from
Man City on the last day of last season, and he refuses to spend lots of [...]
Arsene Wenger saw his unbeaten Arsenal side remain in second place in the Premiership with an
emphatic 4-1 win over Bolton, and was even more pleased that the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was
instrumental in creating three of the goals. In the first few games of the season Fabregas looked
lacklustre and out-of-sorts, with many commentators [.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal teams have now scored an amazing 1001 League goals since he took charge
back in the Dark Ages, and he is very proud that his attacking style always serves up loads of
goals for the fans. It is very rare now that we hear the famous chant of "1-0 to the Arsenal!"
Well it was a very close run thing in the Just Arsenal Predict the Score competition against
Bolton. ELEVEN players predicted the correct 4-1 scoreline and congrats to these readers: Vishan
Amer Michael Plong WelshGunner Aniruddh Brother John Sanni Quadri AleGooner Djaytel Kevin
Unsurprisingly nobody guessed that Laurent Koscielny would have scored the first goal and so it
came down to who was the nearest to the [.
I have a Guest poster who you all know and he is quite disliked by a lot of the readers on here.
Adam Kemp made a rash comment earlier on Just Arsenal News and has been soundly attacked for being
a racist (amongst other things!) He believes this is unfair, and just has his own ideas [...]
Arsene Wenger is preparing to start off this years Champions League campaign, and he says that
Barcelona is still the opponent that he would like to avoid as long as possible. Arsenal were
destroyed 4-1 in the Nou Camp last season, when the side was decimated by injuries, but Lionel
Messi put in such a virtuoso [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has continually refused to spend mega-millions buying big stars
to give his team an advantage, and he has not changed his philosophy. This summer Arsenal had a
nett spend of around Â£10m whereas some clubs (led by Man City) have invested over Â£100m in their
quest for success.
Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith put her 15% of Arsenal shares on the market at the end of last season,
but still hasn't found a buyer, but now the American rapper Jay-Z looks like he is ready to take
over her percentage. Jay-Z, along with his partner Beyonce, is already a part-owner of the New
Jersey Jets basketball [.
Arsene Wenger saw his team face a battling Bolton team, and although it was a "competitive" game,
he was pleased with the way his team controlled the match. "Overall it was a competitive game where
we dominated and created many chances but it is the kind of game, when you play Bolton, that for as
The ex-Arsenal midfielder Alexandr Hleb left the Emirates a couple of years ago in dubious
circumstances, as he pulled out all the stops to force Arsene Wenger to sell him to Barcelona, but
now he returns to the Premier League with Birmingham with his reputation and confidence in tatters.
He realises that he made a BIG [.
Jack Wilshere joined the England U21 team during the international break, but only played 45
minutes with Stuart Pearce worrying that "his head wasn't in the right place". The news had broken
that the Arsenal midfielder had been arrested at 3 a.m. the morning after Arsenal beat Blackburn,
and although he was said to be only [.
Arsene Wenger tried very hard to buy Mark Schwarzer during the transfer window, and the current two
first-team goalkeepers had to spend the summer with the uncertainty of whether they would still be
playing for Arsenal in the new season. Any deal for a new keeper fell through, but Wenger doesn't
feel in the slightest bit [.
Arsene Wenger may be missing Robin Van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott as options in
Arsenal's strike force today, but he says that he is happy with the choices he has left in the
squad, which could mean a start for Carlos Vela in place of Walcott. "I'm happy with the options,"
Arsene Wenger has now found out that both Thomas Vermaelen AND Theo Walcott have come back after
the international break with injuries, but he seems resigned to the fact now that Arsenal will
always suffer when players return from these "compulsory" holidays. I suppose that Wenger has
become so used to losing players, he has just [.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sidelined with a groin injury that has plagued him
since the end of last year, but he can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and thinks he
will be back training normally at Arsenal within a month. He was asked in Denmark whether he
The new Arsenal centre-back Sebastien Squillaci played the full 90 minutes in a reserve game
against Blackburn in midweek, and although he thinks he still needs time to adapt to the English
game, he believes he could play against Bolton if Wenger picks him. "Yes of course I'm ready to
play against Bolton," he said.
The French international defender Sevbastien Squillaci is going to be making his Arsenal debut a
bit earlier than expected as it has just been announced that Thomas Vermaelen has joined Robin Van
Persie and Theo Walcott on the treatment table. Squillaci played his first 90 minutes of football
this season for the reserves in midweek against [.
There is still not a lot of Arsenal news around as the players start returning from the
international break, but there are just a couple of little snippets that caught my attention. The
first one is a quote from the Ajax defender Gregory Van Der Wiel, who was linked continually with a
move to the Emirates [.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott looked seriously injured when he was stretchered off while playing
for England on Tuesday, but it seems that the injury is nowhere near as bad as first thought. The
Telegraph reports this morning that the scan on his leg has revealed that it is just a sprain, and
he will be [.
Arsene Wenger has stated many times that he is totally against International friendlies being
played during the Premier League season, and even more vociferous about the one that is played in
the week leading up to the start of the season. There is almost always at least one Arsenal player
that comes back with some sort [.
The Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is not lacking in confidence, no matter how many times he
gets slated by the fans. I really hope he hasn't been reading Just Arsenal News this summer, as he
would have seen that, although the fans were calling for Manuel Almunia to be replaced, Fabianski
was the last person [.
Everyone is concentrating on the bad news about Theo Walcott (What bad news? At least his ankle
isnt broken!), but no-one is looking at the positive news that Samir Nasri has recovered quicker
than expected, and Wenger thinks that he may even be involved this weekend. Wenger was asked how
Nasri's recovery was going, and he [.
How many strikers do Arsenal need to cover for the continuous injury problems suffered by Bendtner,
Van Persie and Walcott. Nicklas has not been right since wrapping his car around a tree last year,
and although we are expecting him back in October, there is no guarantee that he will return then,
or that he [.
At last the international break is over and we can get back to the serious stuff of the Premier
League, but there are a couple of annoying things that have happened since the last league game,
and I feel that I should warn all Arsenal bloggers just in case they get stung. First of all I
At last we have some good news for Arsenal fans as three top players that were lacking in fitness
managed to come through a full 90 minutes last night. The reserve team had a tricky game lined up
against Blackburn and Neil Banfield's side had to come from behind twice to win the game 4-3.
International weeks in the football calendar are the equivalent of a summer bank holiday edition of
the newspapers, and are classified as "silly season" stories. With very little for the football
sites to talk about the writers and editors are searching around desperately for "news" to fill up
their time and page-space.
The Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has added his tuppence-worth to the Fabregas to Barcelona
saga, and says that the Spanish international as good as confessed to his team-mates that he was
"determined" to move to the Nou Camp during the summer. Vermaelen said: "Cesc carries Barcelona in
the heart, in his DNA.
It's Guest Post time, and today the subject is Arsenal v The Media. There have been lots of stories
lately saying that Spurs will be bigger than Arsenal, Man City will be bigger than Arsenal (didn't
we hear those two last summer as well?), we have Big Sam, Alex Ferguson and Ryan Shawcross (spit!)
Arsene Wenger has named his squad for the Champions League, and because of the new UEFA rules that
allow as many U21s to be nominated in a "B" list, he has listed an extra 19 youngsters above his
usual quota of 25 senior players! Perhaps Wenger is just highlighting the absurdity of the new
rules, but [.
I wonder if the Cesc Fabregas tapping-up saga has led to an outbreak of war between Arsenal and
Barcelona, as it has been reported in the Spanish footy paper, Sport, today that Arsenal are
keeping tabs on another young Barcelona midfielder. The 18 year-old Oriol Romeu was extremely
promising last season for Barcelona's reserve team, and [.
Arsene Wenger tried hard to prise Phil Jagielka away from Everton in the summer, and although the
player is glad to have stayed at Goodison Park, he is proud to have been coveted by such a great
team as Arsenal. "It's nice, obviously, for a club like Arsenal to be linked with me. But nothing
All the Arsenal supporters have directed their anger at Arsene Wenger for not buying a new
goalkeeper this summer, but it seems that Mark Schwarzer is jus as annoyed that he wasn't allowed
to move to the Emirates. He was mysteriously injured during the first few games of the season while
Arsenal were still trying to [.
The Dutch star Arjen Robben thinks that Robin Van Persie will be very upset that his friend and
team-mate Rafael Van Der Vaart has joined Tottenham, rather than play alongside him at Arsenal.
Arjen also thinks that the addition of Van Der Vaart will also make Tottenham as strong as the
Gunners. He said: "With Rafa [.
We have very little to talk about on International breaks, so everyone gets bored and takes the
weekend off! But not Justarsenal.com! As there is little else to do, it is time that we all had a
serious discussion about which is the best (available) team for Wenger to pick for the next game
against (CENSORED [.
I first noticed the headline in the Daily Mail, which headlined: Cesc Fabregas claims Arsenal held
onto him against his will, and the quotes certainly seemed to indicate they were right. Fabregas
said: â€˜Barcelona did all they could to sign me but Arsenal told me I had to stay, that there was
no way they were [.
The 17 year-old wonderkid Ryo Miyaichi is set to join Arsenal before the end of the year, and
revealed that it was extremely difficult to choose between joining the Dutch giants Ajax or
Arsenal. He said that it was a conversation with Arsene Wenger that made him decide in favour of
the London team. "Mr Wenger [.
The exciting young Gunner Tom Cruise is looking to speak to Arsene Wenge after being put back in
the reserves for another season, and is keen to go out on loan to get some first team action and
increase his overall experience. "I'd like to go out and get experience, something which would be a
The England U21 manager Stuart Pearce decided to leave Jack Wilshere out of his team's 1-0 won over
Portugal, as he feels that he needs to focus after a traumatic week for the Arsenal youngster.
Wilshere played for the full England team in the last friendly match against Hungary, but then
found himself left out in [.
I have a new Guest Post today from Ralph J, who is one of our more positive posters. There has been
much wailing and wringing of hands since the transfer window closed without a new goalkeeper
arriving at the Emirates, but Ralph thinks it is best we just forget that now and....... Arsenal
There have been numerous conflicting reports lately about Nicklas Bendtner's groin injury, but now
the great man himself has spoken up and said that his recovery is still on track, and there has
been no "sudden setback" as reported in the last couple of days. The Arsenal striker was originally
injured after his car crash last [.
The international break is always very boring for REAL football fans, so I may as well tell you
about another question I have received from Joshua in Nigeria. You may remember that he was the
Gooner that asked "How do you define a real Arsenal fan?" which generated a hatful of interesting
responses. Well Joshua happily [.
The little Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin has jusy won the "Best Russian Player" award for
August, but doesn't feel he deserves it, in fact he doesn't think he has played to his full ability
since he arrived in England. "I am very much surprised," he said. "If I became No 1 last month that
means there [.
We have another Guest Post today from the ever-contentious Adam Kemp. He believes that Wenger has
not kept his promises to invest in the team where it is needed, and has therefore thrown away any
chance of Arsenal actually winning a trophy already. It will be interesting to see how many of you
agree with [.
There could be some good news for Brentford fans very soon, as it seems that the young Arsenal
keeper Wojceich Szczesny will be farmed out on loan again this season. But perhaps it is more
likely that Arsene Wenger will be looking for a Championship team this time around to further the
experience of the Pole, [.
It was reported last night that the Danish FA have made a statement saying that their
Player-of-the-Year Nicklas Bendtner would not be playing again until next year at the earliest, but
that has now been denied by his father, who says that he should be back in around a month and there
has been no [..
Okay everyone has made their feelings well known over the last few days, but we now have to face
the fact that Almunia is going to be the first-choice keeper at Arsenal this season. I have just
received this article from one of our original Guest Posters, and he is sick and tired of all [...]
The dreaded Arsenal curse has struck Nicklas Bendtner, and the latest news from Denmark says that
he will be out until next year at the earliest. The reported problem is a groin strain, but it is
strange that the original injury arrived just after he started living with his sexy (and extremely
rich) girlfriend Baroness [.
While Arsenal fans the world over believed that Arsene Wenger was working frantically to get a new
goalkeeper for his team, and Mark Schwarzer was just inches away from arriving at the Emirates, it
seems that there was no new talks with Fulham on deadline day. There were numerous reports that
Arsenal had put in an [.
Over the last few days, just about every post on every Arsenal blog has been about either Mark
Schwarzer or Manuel Almunia, and most of them have been pretty negative. Well todays Guest Post is
from another new guest who goes by the name of Sagar Vase, and he is in the opinion that, despite
Hi everyone, due to the immense success of the "Predict the Score" competition in July, I have
decided to continue with one on every League match of the season. As you all can see I have created
a new Logo for Just Arsenal.com above. The reason for this is that I have been told that I [...]