Turn the clock back to 2010 in the match at St Andrews against Birmingham City. Samir Nasri had
just netted what looked to be the winner in the match. Just seconds from time, on their last
attack, Birmingham found a half decent ball for Kevin Phillips. The veteran came up with a scuffed,
poor effort [.
Another abject performance from Marouane Chamakh in the League Cup match against Manchester City,
overshadowed by Park Chu-Young despite the South Korean's average performance, will have cast even
more doubt on his "second-choice" position in the pecking order of strikers. Recently he had this
to say about having the bit-part role at the club: "It [.
The left back position of Arsene Wenger's era has been a rather stable position, Sylvinho to Ashley
Cole to Clichy. Ever since Gael Clichy's departure to Manchester City, the left back issue is
becoming a very pressing one. Though Clichy was not the best option, he was still a pretty decent
player. It is also [.
Arsene Wenger rotated his team as expected for the game against Man City last night, and although
he thinks his youthful Arsenal squad played with "heart, quality and desire", he feels that they
were a bit naive when it came to Sergio Aguero's winning goal just seven minutes from the end of
The Lille striker Moussa Sow was rumoured to be on his way to Arsenal last summer, but the French
champions refused to allow both Gervinho and Sow both leave in the same season, especially as they
were so successful together. But Sow now only has 18 months left on his contract, and he is not
The Arsenal v Man City game is coming closer and the excitement is building. I have a feeling that
the Gunners are going to be doing the business tonight and I am glad to say that (living in Spain)
I have found an excellent live streaming link for the match. But to start with here [...]
Arsene Wenger has been an admirer of the French international midfielder Yoann Gourcuff for many
years, since he was a youth player at Rennes in fact, but currently the 25 year-old is languishing
on the bench at Lyon and the French press are reporting that Arsenal have arranged a deal with the
French giants to [.
When the Carling Cup draw pitched Arsenal against Manchester City, Arsenal fans were already
anticipating a tough, nearly impossible to win match against the dominant team in the League at
present. Indeed, there is reason to believe so. The Manchester City squad is a very deep one with
immense quality â€“ even players like Nigel [.
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger didn't want to give away too much of the team he's going to use
today against Manchester City, but he did say that Chamberlain, Frimpong and Park are going to be
on the field, and Chamakh or Benayoun will also probably get to play. It's very important for
Arsenal to win [.
The Man City manager Roberto Mancini is incensed that the FA have scheduled both his team and
Liverpool to play in the League Cup Quarterfinals just two days after facing each other in the
Premier League, in fact he thinks that the players should have a formal protest and he personally
should pick schoolkids to [.
Emmauel Eboue was a cult hero for the Gooners. Naturally, it was shocking to hear of the news that
he had left the club for Galatasaray. Arsene Wenger was no slouch either, signing Carl Jenkinson in
response to the Ivorian's departure. As the experienced Eboue had proven to be an able deputy to
the fantastic [.
4th, 4th, 3rd, 4th, 3rd, 4th. Our league standings from seasons 2005/2006 to 2009/2010. Mediocre
results. No titles for the past 6 years. Bereft of glory, unlike our rivals United or Chelsea.
Enduring problems at the back. The question will have been posed to all Arsenal fans worldwide.
Does the problem lie with the boss?
There have been numerous Arsenal rumours linking the "German Jack Wilshere" with a move to the
Emirates, with Arsene Wenger reported to be willing to pay up to Â£30m to tempt the young German
international to play alongiside our Jack. Borussia Dortmund have continually denied that there is
any chance that they would sell Gotze, [.
Andrei Arshavin was given a rare start by Arsene Wenger in this weeks game against Fulham, but as
usual he seemed distracted and uninterested. The little Russian was pinpointed by most Arsenal fans
as the biggest flop of the match, but Wenger thinks that he should be excused because he hasn't
played for a while.
Arsene Wenger is facing a second match on Tuesday against Man City just three days after the 1-1
draw with Fulham. After that match the Arsenal boss admitted that tiredness and fatigue was
affecting some of his stars, including Van Persie, but now he has declared that he will have to
take a gamble on [.
Arsene Wenger is convinced that his new signing Gervinho will start scoring goals for Arsenal, as
soon as he stops thinking about it! The Frenchman is more than happy with Gervinho's contribution
to the games he's played in but needs to stop worrying when he finds himself in a goalscoring
postion. "At the moment, Gervinho [.
Arsenal fans loathe the month of November. Not for winter, the Guy Fawkes Night or Remembrance Day,
but for Arsenal's traditionally horrible luck and form in the month. Last season, Arsenal suffered
no less than 4 defeats out of 8 matches in the month. In the 2009/10 season Arsenal suffered 2
defeats out of 5 [.
When Vermaelen somehow managed to nip the ball past Szczesny, many Arsenal fans had that same "one
of those days" feeling. The Arsenal team had been playing poorly for the whole match and while we
were unfortunate not to be a goal up, we found ourselves a goal down at our own end. The tempo
The Dutch manager Martin Jol saw his Fulham team manage to stop Robin Van Persie from scoring, but
he still thinks that his fellow countryman is as good a striker as the Arsenal legend Thierry
Henry. Jol said after the game yesterday: "He is another Thierry Henry. He is very productive. The
only chance he [.
Arsene Wenger was not too unhappy at dropping two points to Fulham yesterday, and he thinks that
his Arsenal team were still tired after the exertions of beating Borussia Dortmund in midweek to
ensure qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League. "The positive again is that we
have shown exceptional spirit, desire and [.
I have found this excellent live streaming site based in Spain that has excellent reception on the
computer and doesn't get cut off half-way through the game! And just in case it did get cut off at
any time, they have FIVE streams for each channel. It is definitely the ONLY good streaming site I
After an emphatic win over Dortmund in the Champions League, the Gunners host Fulham at the
Emirates in a match described by Wojciech Szczesny as 'vital', and rightfuly so. A win could see
Arsene Wenger's team back in the top four and few would bet against them to get the job done.
Fulham have never [.
Arsene Wenger commented recently that "I will certainly play some players who have played less, but
still we will try to have a good mixture between young players and experience so we have a good
chance to win the game". He is referring to the League Cup 5th round match against Manchester City.
Squad rotation [.
Arsenal are in their best form since the start of the season. From the back, we have a goalkeeper
who has the ability to match his confidence, a solid defence bar a few careless moments, a flexible
and fluid midfield and of course van Persie. The press naturally would need to find the weak [...]
The Sport-Express newspaper is reporting that Russian money bags Anzhi Makhachkala are targetting
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as a potential candidate for the vacant hot-seat at the Dinamo Stadium.
After taking over Arsenal way back in 1996, the Frenchman has won 3 premier league titles, 4 FA
Cups and has gifted us with the beautiful, [.
While Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky look to have been confirmed as available for the Gunners, Fulham
Arsenal's opponents on Saturday evening have far more significant injury concerns. Republic of
Ireland international Damien Duff is out of the clash at the Emirates with a calf problem and
countryman Stephen Kelly's groin injury keeps [.
The young Arsenal and England U21 striker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain arrived at the Emirates in the
summer after a year of negotiations with his old club Southampton. He immediately stamped his
arrival at Arsenal in both of his first two games for the Gunners and Arsenal fans have been
clamouring for Wenger to play him in [.
According to recent speculation, the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Renato Augusto could be on his way
to the Emirates. His recent performances for the German side have led to a lot of speculation over
his future with numerous top European clubs, including Arsenal, said to be interested. The
23-year-old is naturally an attacking midfielder but is [.
Now that Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League knockout stages as winners of their group,
then surely Arsene Wenger will play a team made up completely of reserves that didn't play in the
game against Wigan on the preceeding weekend? When asked, Wenger said that he would "respect the
competition", and he will still [.
Arsene Wenger has more than enough centre-backs this season after suffering with injury after
injury in that department last year, but now the extras are being used to cover the wide defenders.
When Arsenal played Dortmund on Wednesday Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and
Johann Djourou were all used during the 90 minutes.
Just after Sanchez Watt completed his move to Sheffield Wednesday yesterday, Oguzhan Ozyakup seems
to be set to go back to the Netherlands to join Feyenoord. The 19-year-old midfielder is looking to
gain some valuable first-team experience and is prepared to go out on loan to do so. The Dutchman
also revealed that he was [.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero is 'desperate' to join
the Gunners in January. This coming after Arsene Wenger insisted that he is happy with the squad at
hand and is unlikely to sign anyone this coming transfer window. "At the moment, in the transfer we
are just interested in [.
It was reported last week that the Russian moneybags Anzhi Makhachkala were keen on rescuing the
Arsenal defender Sebastien Squillaci from his nightmare scenario at the Emirates, and Arsene Wenger
will be pleased to know that the Spanish side Espanyol are also interested in the ex-French
It is being reported that League One outfit Sheffield Wednesday have made a move for Arsenal
youngster Sanchez Watt on a loan deal until the end of January. The 20-year-old winger has been in
blistering form for the reserves so far this season and was recently rewarded with fresh terms.
Watt is held in high [.
Wherever Arsenal finish in each competition this season, one thing that is almost certain is the
continuation of the attention paid to Robin Van Persie as supposedly the Gunners' main source of
success. Despite the Dutchman's colleagues performing equally as well in their own right, the solid
displays of other squad members are sometimes overlooked.
The Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp saw his team lose 2-1 to Arsenal thanks to yet another
couple of goals from Robin Van Persie, but he was rueing the fact that both Mario Gotze and Sven
Bender had to be replaced early on in the game. But even without his best player on the pitch,
Arsenal fans will be reasonably content to see Abou Diaby return to the team LANS (Like A New
Signing) the enigmatic Frenchman will probably provide further cover for the midfield behind Mikel
Arteta and Aaron Ramsey, but many Gooners will remember Diaby's infuriating inconsistency, from his
red-card horror show at St.
Later tonight, Arsenal host Borussia Dortmund in a crucial game for both sides and I have recently
been told off for not having a matchday thread lately, so here it is! Arsene Wenger's team are in a
rich vein of form both domestically and in Europe. The weekend's victory over the Swans made it
Arsene Wenger may have overseen the growth of Arsenal by preparig to be self-sufficient ahead of
the introduction of UEFA's Fair Play Rules, supposedly next year, but now he thinks that the new
policy will be unworkable with all the new investment going into some teams through rich
benefactors. Wenger knows full well that Man [.
Everyone in the world is rightly focusing on the brilliant form of Robin Van Persie in the Arsenal
attack, but the Arsenal legend Bob Wilson believes that the continuing excellence of the young Pole
Wojciech Szczesny is just as important if Arsenal are going to go on to challenge for the
Wojciech Szczesny always seems to be taking the mickey out of Arsenal team-mates, and his
self-confidence is big enough to challenge even Nicklas Bendtner! But Szczesny himself says that he
is also careful to lidten to criticism, from himself as well as others. "People still say I am
over-confident," he said, "but I am a [.
Ahead of the game that could seal the Gunners' progression from the group stages, ArsÃ¨ne Wenger
offered very little bad news regarding the Arsenal squad for the Borussia Dortmund encounter on
Wednesday evening. While Tomas Rosicky will be disappointed to be unable to face his former side
with "a small thigh strain", Abou Diaby's recovery [.
When it comes to players who played a defensive role in Arsenal's midfield, Arsenal fans will
remember the likes of Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit for their excellent ability in controlling
the Arsenal midfield. The Romford Pele is fondly remembered too for his 'lungs of steel'. ... Alex
Song, though, plays a rather different role [.
The Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis reckons that Arsenal's prudent fiscal policy is the envy
of the footballing world, and believes that it will keep Arsenal in the top level of football for
the forseeable future. There have been rumblings lately that the new UEFA Fair Play regulations
will be unworkable and unenforcible, but Gazidis [.
Arsene Wenger is constantly having to field questions about whether Robin Van Persie will be
renewing his contract at Arsenal this summer, with Wenger pledging to do whatever he can to
convince the Dutchman to stay, but why is no-one talking about Theo Walcott's contract. The English
winger's deal at the Emirates ends at exactly [.
The Gunners' return to European contention in seventh place â€“ and just three points from third
â€“ may have been almost solely attributed to freescoring Robin Van Persie, but the Dutchman
himself has unselfishly claimed that his relationship with Theo Walcott is the foundation for such
an attacking threat.
Just when it was starting to look like Arsenal had managed to sort out there goalkeeping problems
with Wojciech Szczesny looking good as Number One, and Lukas Fabianski and Vito Mannone as backups
in case of injury, it seems that neither of the understudies are happy with their position.
Fabianski has now said several times [.
Arsene Wenger promised at the end of last season that he would be trying to add some height to the
team for those awkward games against Stoke et all, who thrive on the big physical side of the game,
and it looks like he is satisfied with his work. After the win against Norwich Wenger [...]
Despite Arsene Wenger saying the other day that Arsenal were unlikely to buy anyone in January
every Sunday always brings a new batch of Arsenal rumours, and this week is no different. First off
all we have the Koln forward Lukas Podolski, who has been linked with the Gunners for a while. The
Bundesliga side [.
Arsenal forced a draw against Borussia Dortmund in Germany in September with the German Champions
forcing an equaliser in the last minute, but the Gunners could face a sterner opponent this time
around. Dortmund have improved in the Bundesliga since then and proved they were back in contention
with a hard fought 1-0 win over [.
Arsene Wenger revealed last week that Jack Wilshere's recovery was going well, and today it has
been reported that the Arsenal medical team have targeted the reserve game against Fulham on
January the 24th as the England midfielders expected return to action. Wilshere announced that he
had finally been able to walk without the aid [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie scored twice today as the Gunners beat Norwich 2-1, but he
thinks he should have scored more considering the chances he had during the game and said that his
finishing is not up to scratch. He said after the game: "We know Norwich away is a tough game and
Arsene Wenger was quoted by L'Equipe as saying that he could possibly leave Arsenal at the end of
this season, but as he explained after today's 2-1 win at Norwich, it was in answer to a leading
question. But let Wenger explain it himself: "No I wouldn't think about quitting. If you read the
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, currently on loan at Sunderland, believes that he is good
enough to only play for one of the top teams in Europe, and unless Steve Bruce can do the
impossible and drag the Black Cats into the Top Four this season, he will be off next summer.
Obviously he already [.
Arsenal seemed certain to buy Bolton's Gary Cahill in the summer, but when Wenger finally made a
move for him the Reebok Chairman Phil Gartside publicly castigated the Gunners for putting in a
'derisory' offer. Wenger hates any of his transfer dealings made public, especially in such a
disrespectful way, and immediately broke off talks [.
Arsene Wenger is well aware that Norwich have had a great start to the season and acknowledges that
Arsenal will face at difficult test at Carrow Road. He was asked if he would be taking the chance
to rest players like Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott, and he said that that was not an [...]
Arsenal are set to face Norwich City in the early lunchtime kick-off today, but the papers still
have room for a few Arsenal rumours this morning, and none of them look really promising to me!
First of all we have some agent in Brazil suggesting that Arsene Wenger is interested in one of
Tottenham's targets [.
When Arsene Wenger sold Gael Clichy to Manchester City in the summer, did he really think that
Kieran Gibbs would suddenly shake off his never-ending injuries enough to become the regular
left-back? Gibbs record with Arsenal has been abysmal, and in his sixth season at the club the most
league appearances he has made in [.
The latest Arsenal injury news regarding Kieran Gibbs will have come as no surprise to Arsenal Fans
given his previous chequered history in the Gunners treatment room, but will Wenger do anything to
correct the problem in January. Arsenal have been linked with the Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen for
some time, and as he is [.
The international week is over (thank whichever God you want!) and even though we've had almost
only friendly games, it was an exciting one nevertheless, even though I found it hard to drag
myself away from InstantPokerMoney.com to watch it! Arsenal's midfielder Thomas Rosicky managed to
snatch the qualification to the EURO 2012 with the [.
Robin Van Persierecently celebrated his 100th goal for Arsenal, and was only too happy to admit
that it was Arsene Wenger's influence that pointed him in the right direction to become an awesome
goalscorer. He said: "I'm so thankful for having met him because he made a big difference in the
way of seeing, looking [.
The French striker Marouane Chamakh has been continually linked with a move away from Arsenal in
January after being very disappointing after his bright start to his career at the Emirates, but it
seems that he is more than happy to sit on the bench for the Gunners until his chance comes along.
"It would [.
With the first-team goalkeeping situation of the last few seasons at last looking resolved, Arsenal
are reportedly preparing a bid for Birmingham stopper Jack Butland. The England Under-21 player
hasn't conceded a goal since mid-September and is looking to progress his career after receiving
the national call-up.
Having already signed three national captains over the summer, it appears that ArsÃ¨ne Wenger wants
another excellent leader at the Emirates, with Hoffenheim skipper Andreas Beck seemingly next on
the Arsenal transfer target list. Despite the arrival of Carl Jenkinson, Wenger is reportedly
planning a swoop on the player â€“ which could be of up [.
The holding midfield role at Arsenal is one performed admirably by Alex Song each week, with
Emmanuel Frimpong and Francis Coquelin ready to play there too. The aforementioned reserve duo â€“
the latter in particular may be growing frustrated at the lack of first team action and at least
one of the two could [.
There have been constant rumours that the Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh is set to leave
Arsenal in January, either on loan or on a permanent basis, but according to the Bordeaux president
Jean-Louis Triaud neither Chamakh or Arsene Wenger will reply to his messages asking for Chamakh to
move back to Ligue 1 next year.
The transfer of Carl Jenkinson from Charlton to Arsenal in the summer wasn't expected to lead to a
frequent run of games, with Bacary Sagna making the right-back spot his own. However, since the
aforementioned Frenchman is out with an ankle injury sustained in early October, Jenkinson has been
given the responsibility to fill in [.
Super-rich Real Madrid usually wreak havoc in the transfer periods with their ability to acquire
almost any footballer they have their eye on, and Arsenal are just at risk of losing star players
to them as any other team. The Spaniards have been linked with Robin Van Persie, Andrey Arshavin
and even Cesc Fabregas in [.
Today has seen a new Arsenal transfer rumour emerge in the form of Manchester City's Nigel De Jong.
Tough tackling and a hardman attitude are the first thoughts that come to mind with the player but
the Dutch international undoubtedly has more to offer than that. As well as his battling style, De
Jong's passing [.
It is being reported today that Arsenal have turned down a request from West Ham Utd to take the 31
year-old French defender Sebastien Squillaci on loan. The Hammers recently had Manuel Almunia at
Upton Park for a month while Robert Green was out injured and Sam Allardyce was hoping for a
similar deal for [.
The ex-Arsenal captain thinks that England were lacking any attacking talent on Saturday despite
Frank Lampard leading his country to a famous 1-0 win over the World Champions, and thinks they
will be a different prospect when Jack Wilshere returns to run the Three Lions midfield. Fabregas
said: "England are a very solid team and [.
The Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski is not happy being left on the bench behind his young countryman
Wojciech Szczesny, and has made it clear before that he needs to be playing first-team football at
Arsenal or he will miss out on going to the Euros with Poland. Now Fabianski has revealed that he
has had [.
After becoming a first-team regular at Barcelona since his move to the Nou Camp, ex-Gunner Cesc
Fabregas has offered some sound advice to both former teammate Robin Van Persie and to Arsenal
manager ArsÃ¨ne Wenger. Fabregas said, "I don't know if they will keep him. It is his decision. At
his age, if he wants [.
Following the likes of Juventus and Barcelona, Chelsea are reported to have targeted Arsenal pace
merchant Theo Walcott for the second time after having shown interest in the player earlier this
year. Arsenal fans have often grown frustrated at his lack of impact at times, often unable to
finish with a direct-enough cross or shot [.
The majority of the attention may have been on England's victory over world and European Champions
Spain, but Aaron Ramsey's Wales enjoyed an equally impressive result. Arsenal's Welshman was once
again the side's captain, leading the struggling nation to a stunning victory over Norway in
Cardiff. The 4-1 win was a brilliant result, considering that [.
Fabio Capello's England have experienced some miserable results in the past year or so, such as the
humiliating 4-1 defeat to Germany and the disappointing draws to Switzerland and Montenegro. For a
national side that is so steeped in history and success, scorelines from certain matches haven't
matched the players' unquestionable ability.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that Robin Van Persie is suffering from fatigue, and
he has been desperately trying to find games in which the Dutchman can be rested, without much
success it should be added! But with the international break upon us, Wenger pleaded with the Dutch
manager Bert van Marwijk (who [.
Italian giants Inter Milan have been linked with an Arsenal regular who has improved every season
and who looks to be on the form of their life. The name Robin Van Persie certainly springs to mind,
but it now seems that it's the turn of Alex Song to be noticed for his efforts. According to [...]
This evening's international friendly against Spain at Wembley sees Theo Walcott most probably
starting on the right side of midfield. Daniel Sturridge and Darren Bent look to be the pair of
strikers chosen by England manager Fabio Capello but Walcott will still be wanting their position
instead. It is now common knowledge that the 22 [.
With the news that Arsenal are to leave Robin Van Persie's contract talks until the summer, London
Evening Standard writer James Olley provided a candid analysis of the chances of the Dutchman
staying at the club in a frank interview with talkSPORT on Friday evening. Asked if a Champions
League spot would ensure Van Persie [.
The Gunners may have been linked with some unrealistically high-profile targets over the course of
the past season but one that should be equally improbable â€“ for the opposite reason â€“ is
Wigan's Hugo Rodallega. The Colombian international started his time in the Premier League in
mediocre fashion, netting three goals in his first half-season, [.
Of course with no football on during the InterLull, so its time for the press to create some
Arsenal transfer news to keep the fans interested in reading! And so today's Arsenal rumours
roundup comes exclusively from talkSport, who seem to have a fixation on the Gunners today. First
off all they have Arsene wenger [.
In a decision that will be hugely welcomed by Robin Van Persie, discussions about his future at
Arsenal look to be postponed until the summer. Whereas Arsenal fans in general want the potentially
sticky situation resolved as soon as possible, the club's board has chosen to wait until the end of
With his Arsenal goalscoring record improving year upon year, Alex Song has aimed for continuing
this trend, setting himself targets in his increasingly attacking play. Speaking to Arsenal.com, he
said, "I'm very happy, although you always want to do more. Last season I scored five goals and
this time I'd like to score eight or [.
Just three seasons ago, Laurent Koscielny's future was looking nothing more than average in terms
of footballing future, the defender having difficulties getting chances and proving his talent.
However, after a move to centre-back at Tours, his career looked promising once more, and Wenger's
decision to bring him to the Emirates underlines the progression he [.
Arsene Wenger's search for a top class midfielder to fill Cesc Fabregas' boots at the Emirates took
a double blow yesterday as two of the most likely contenders, Eden Hazard and Marvin Martin, both
announced that they would prefer to move to La Liga than the Premiership. Eden Hazard now seems
certain to be moving [.
With his name listed among those of the most promising young talents in European football, Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain could be forgiven for expecting a lot from his first season at Arsenal,
especially with his considerable Â£15 million price tag. However, the young Englishman â€“ quite
possibly an inclusion in Fabio Capello's squad this weekend â€“ has [.
He may be only 20 years old and only just emerging into ArsÃ¨ne Wenger's first team, but Francis
Coquelin has accused Arsenal of treating him unfairly in not giving him enough playing time.
Speaking to France Football, the midfielder said, ""I thought I had a shot to play so I decided to
stay at Arsenal.
Andrei Arshavin has never been scared to speak his mind, and from his comments over the years you
could imagine that he has not been very happy after his first six months at Arsenal. Now very
rarely plays the full 90 minutes of any game for Arsenal, and he has admitted that he's not very
The Arsenal manager ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has never been known to spend huge amounts on players but with
this season starting in worrying fashion, Gunners fans have piled on the pressure for him to open
his chequebook in January to ensure that the promising revival will continue until May. The North
London club has been linked [.
He may have only made six first team appearances for the Gunners, but Emmanuel Frimpong is already
attracting interest from other Premier League teams looking to add some clout to their midfield.
Norwich City and Swansea City are among the main parties interested in the Ghanaian â€“ who has
chosen his African roots over his [.
Arsene Wenger sent his top scout Steve Crowley to watch Borussia Dortmund's Champions League game
against Olympiakos recently, and it seems that Arsenal are closely watching one of their German
stars. The obvious target is of course Mario Gotze, with many rumours linking Wenger with a big
money move for the 'German Jack Wilshere' in [.
Arsene Wenger has never been a great fans of international football matches, especially
'meaningless friendlies'. It always seems to end with one or two Arsenal players coming back with
injuries and Wenger certainly does not approach these games with 'joy'. "It is certainly not a joy
for me but hopefully it is not a pain [.
Showing signs of becoming the next Liam Brady for the Gunners, 21 year-old Jack Wilshere's absence
after injuring his ankle in late July was considered by many as to being the end of Arsenal's
season before it had even begun. The fact that the club had been struggling for consistency with
him in the team [.
At a time when money so often talks louder than anything else in football, Jack Wilshere has
expressed his loyalty to Arsenal by ensuring that he will stay at the club for the rest of his
career. Speaking to iFilm London, he said, "Can I promise I will be at Arsenal forever? I can
Since Arsene Wenger's team managed to reach the Champions League final in the 2005-2006 season and
went head to head with Barcelona, the Catalan club seemed to have always been the Gunner's
executioner. And while the Spaniards went on to win another two Champions League trophies after
that final, Arsenal was always stopped in their [.
When Ashley Cole controversially left the Gunners to join Chelsea in 2006, substitute left-back
Gael Clichy was given the chance to prove his capabilities on a permanent basis and didn't let
Wenger down. Now the Frenchman has himself left the club â€“ in this case to Manchester City â€“
one would have assumed that his [.
Painful defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United plus a sorrowful draw at Newcastle ensured a
turbulent start to the 2011/12 season for the Gunners, with a small mountain to climb before
September had even begun. European qualification may have been secured but the league campaign was
looking destined for some degree of failure.
Arsenal's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny stated in the People yesterday that he would bet on
Arsenal's success in the Premier League this season. The 21-year-old goalkeeper said that he is
confident that Arsenal has a real chance to win the title this season despite the very poor games
they had at the start of 2011/12.
Despite links to Italy, Spain and Russia, as well as Manchester, Robin Van Persie has effortlessly
continued with his astonishing form for Arsenal with another stunning performance, goal and pair of
assists. In response to the speculation, fellow Dutch legend and former Netherlands manager Marco
Van Basten told the Sunday Mirror, "'I still think Arsenal [.
After four games in twelve days, nobody would argue with an Arsenal player needing time out of club
football for the international break, but it is pleasing to know that for the majority of them, it
couldn't be more unwelcome. Having collected 19 points out of a possible 21 in their last seven
games, ArsÃ¨ne [.
It is always good to see Arsene Wenger in a good mood after an Arsenal game, and you find him more
satisfied that when the Gunners totally dominate a match, score three goals AND keep a clean sheet.
It has given him further confidence that his team are still heading to challenge for a top [...]
One of the Gunners' most recent youngsters to hit the headlines of late is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
who, at just 18 years of age, has already managed a hattrick at Under-21 level for England and has
scored twice for Arsenal in just four appearances. Now, with the pair of friendlies coming up
against Spain and Sweden [.
According to the Mirror, ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has ruled himself out of a possible move for Real Madrid
midfielder Esteban Granero. If this is true, it seems like a sudden end to his apparent interest
that has been ongoing since the summer. Being linked with a player from the likes of Real Madrid
may sound promising [.
Arsenal's 2-2 all draw with West Brom in March was among the worst overall displays of the season,
with so many players failing to live up to any level of expectation. They were lucky to escape with
a draw and the confidence-draining result led them to another draw the very next week against
While Arsenal only have the injured Chamakh as an unavailable striker, West Brom have bigger
worries concerning their attacking force. Their top scorer from last season, Peter Odemwingie, is a
doubt and faces a late test on his knee. Shane Long â€“ their most prolific player of this campaign
with three goals â€“ will not [.
If you ever thought about placing a special bet on your favourites this might probably be about the
perfect time to do so. You can place this bet at any other time, but you won't probably find a
better moment than this. Arsenal started the season very poorly and after only a few games they
Arsene Wenger has seen his Arsenal team put together an excellent run of form to move back up the
table, but he says that they must not get into a comfort zone as they are still far from
challenging for the title, or even fourth place just yet. He believes that the Gunners just need
According to a report this morning, Arsene Wenger is extremely serious about signing the young
German international Mario Gotze, who is known as the German Jack Wilshere at the Emirates. It has
often said that these two playing together could form the most awesome midfield partnership at
Arsenal for the next decade if Wenger can [.
The last few seasons have seen Arsenal looked upon as a fragile, diminutive side with a lack of
height and strength. The likes of Patrick Viera could once provide that but since then, Wenger has
been accused of amassing a squad that is too short to fight. Various reports have been written in
the past [.
With Robin Van Persie showing near-perfect form this year, his fellow Arsenal strikers certainly
have a huge task to challenge for a place. Of course, even if he wasn't scoring quite as much, Van
Persie would still be first choice but the fringe players have a battle of their own to take part
in. Whilst [.
The silly season seems to have started a little earlier this year, and there are numerous Arsenal
rumours going around even though there are still two months until the mid-season transfer window.
The first bit of official Arsenal transfer news is that the very promising American international
Brek Shea has been booked in to train [.
Unbeaten against the Gunners in 2010/11, West Brom will be looking to at least share the points
tomorrow at the Emirates. A 2-2 draw away and a 3-2 home defeat for Arsenal were last season's
results in this particular contest but a repeat of either would be undoubtedly a huge
disappointment after such a brilliant [.
Arsenal will receive WBA's visit in what will be the Premier League's 11th matchday of the season.
With the teams fast approaching midseason things are now settling in and the table is starting to
take a more reasonable appearance so it is a lot easier to predict winners of football matches than
betting at a [.
After Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Marseille at the Emirates this week, many fans and pundits questioned
whether Arsenal are a "one-man team" and can't get goals in Robin Van Persie isn't playing. But
Thomas Vermaelen, who kept a tight defence on his return to the team, believes that Arsenal have
more than enough firepower if [.
He may be Arsenal's record signing â€“ a late Â£15m transfer from Zenit St. Petersburg in 2009 â€“
but it is still undecided amongst many as to whether Andrei Arshavin has been money well spent or
just squandered millions. The Russian international said, "Speaking honestly, I think my
performances for Arsenal have been average.
Arsenal's French centre-back Laurent Koscielny has set his sights on improving even more after a
terrific run of form for the Gunners. Speaking to Le Parisien, Koscielny said, "Like all the French
players, I dream of the 2012 European Championship... I know that I need to keep being good to keep
being called up.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger divisively left Robin Van Persie out of the starting line-up against Marseille,
looking for Park to score the goals instead. Of the change, the manager said, "The reason I left
Robin out was physical tiredness that's all. He would have to play 50 matches a year. He cannot
play 50 games.
Matt Le Tissier may be regarded as something of a legend in English football but his comments
regarding Arsenal made this morning seem to be wildly off the mark. Speaking to talkSport, Le
Tissier said, [Van Persie is unbelievable and... without him, Arsenal look a very mediocre side."
There is no doubt that Van Persie's [.
Arsene Wenger last night tried yet again to give Robin Van Persie a rest, just like he did against
Stoke a couple of weeks ago, but again he had no choice but to bring him on for the last half hour
as Ju-Young Park fluffed his lines when given the chance to shine. It was [...]
When Mertesacker first arrived at Arsenal, the first thought for Gooners and football fans in
general was the mouth-watering combination of the German and Vermaelen, together in one line-up.
Two such experienced leaders â€“ and among the best defenders in their respective leagues â€“
playing as one central-defensive partnership was a pleasing prospect.
Arsenal now turn their attentions back to the Champions League and with good form in the bag and a
victory already against tonight's opposition in France there is little to suggest that Arsenal
aren't capable of getting a big result. Arsenal's win over Chelsea makes it eight wins from nine
games which dispels any credible [.
Rumours are circulating that the ever-dependable Alex Song might not have shaken off a calf strain
and so could be replaced by Emmanuel Frimpong in front of the Arsenal back four for tonight's
encounter with Marseille at the Emirates. Whilst the general focus is very much on the attacking
aspects of both teams â€“ Van [.
Whether he is the best left-back at Arsenal or not, Andre Santos has given Gooners some moments of
brilliance, such as his smooth strike at Stamford Bridge at the weekend and his similarly
well-taken goal against Olympiacos. Unfortunately, though, he hasn't yet provided a flawless game
for the Gunners and his last game against the [.
The Tottenham midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart was in bullish mood after Spurs 3-1 win over QPR, and
despite having watched the Gunners beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the Dutchman thinks
that Tottenham have a better and bigger squad than Arsenal. When asked if he considered Arsenal to
be a challenger for the [.
Three points tonight will secure Arsenal's progression from the group stage of the Champions
League, with their opponents Marseille similarly looking for a way into the next round. Following
Aaron Ramsey's late, late winner at the Velodrome, it will undoubtedly be yet another tight
contest. The Gunners may have only lost once at home so [.