Just Arsenal Archives for January 2011

Fabregas confident of facing Barcelona

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas missed the Carling Cup Final after pulling up with a hamstring problem against Stoke last week, but he is certain that he will be fit to play against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next Tuesday, in fact he thinks he will be ready to face Sunderland this weekend. He said [.

Jack Wilshere has Arsenal DNA!

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The Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere may only be 19 but he is already being hotly tipped to be the new Cesc Fabregas at Arsenal, and even Fabio Capello has announced he intends to build his future England team around the fiery midfielder. One thing Arsenal fans can be sure of is that we won't be [...]

Chamakh – It was a stupid goal to concede!

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Arsene Wenger's request for his side to show character and team spirit in the wake of the surprise Carling Cup defeat to Birmingham City on Sunday has obviously got through to the players. The Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh told the Sun that: "I don't hold anything against any player but it's a shame and stupid [.

Arsenal’s loss is just temporary!

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Yesterday's announcement that Arsenal made a £2.5 million half yearly loss between May and December 2010 should be looked at in a wider context of club finances. Much has been made of the £29.2 million profit in the corresponding period in 2009, but a quick look at the Deloitte Football Money League that was published [.

I get knocked down, but I get up again! No-one gonna keep me down!

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We have another Guest Post from Shubham. and reading it I was reminded of the song in the title. I can't remember who sang it (Chumbawumba?) but it seemed appropriate. See what you think....... Shubham Goel No Time for Licking our RED Wounds Although I may be extremely disappointed about Sunday, there is no [.

Gaz: Chelsea have re-ignited Arsenal’s season

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Its Gaz again. I've just finished watching Chelsea beat Man Utd 2-1, and its given me renewed hope for Arsenal's season. Here are my thoughts. PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE IS IN OUR OWN HANDS NOW After seeing Chelsea beat Man Utd 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, it has given me just the lift I was hoping for [...]

Chamakh or Bendtner to replace RVP?

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Okay so we all know that Robin Van Persie will be missing from the Arsenal line-up for the next few weeks (or few months if past history is anything to go by) which means that Wenger now has to choose between Marouane Chamakh or Nicklas Bendtner as the Gunners main striker. Chamakh was given a [...]

Wenger – Koscielny certainly made a mistake

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The Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was left destroyed after the fatal error that caused Birmingham to score the winning goal at Wembley, and Arsene Wenger has decided to give him a rest tonights FA Cup match against Leyton Orient. In Wenger's usual injury roundup before the match he said: "Koscielny has a tight hamstring.

Arsenal fans should Just Believe!

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I have yet another Guest Post today from Paul, who has never written for Just Arsenal News before. He is a diehard Gooner, and is fully welcome to air his views on these pages as far as I am concerned. His message is a simple one....... BELIEVE! I've been an Arsenal fan all my life, [...]

Toby: No-one fears Arsenal without Fabregas

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Here is another excellent Guest Post from Toby. He believes that a brilliant Arsenal side falls apart when Cesc is not on the pitch to control the flow of the game, but he has very high hopes for Wilshere! FLAWS IN THE ARSENAL PHILOSOPHY! For years Arsenal have endeavoured to play the beautiful game and [.

Wenger – I blame no-one…..

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Arsenal's first attempt to win domestic silverware for the first time in six seasons ended in dramatic fashion yesterday. Birmingham City's Obafemi Martins capitalised on a defensive blunder by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and Laurent Koscielny with a minute of normal time left in the Carling Cup Final.

The next 10 days are crucial for Arsenal

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Arsenal's bid to capture four major trophies this season came to a dramatic end yesterday when a defensive mix up at the end of the Carling Cup final was capitalised on by former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins. Although the Carling Cup campaign is over, the next ten days will determine if Arsenal's 2010/11 season will [.

Can Arsenal bounce back after that?

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Here is another Guest Post from Gaz, who fears that yesterday's loss to Birmingham could be the start of Arsenal's seasonal collapse..... ARSENAL'S FRAGILE CONFIDENCE After watching the 2-1 defeat at the hands of the mighty Birmingham City earlier, I found myself biting my nails, fearing for the rest of our season.

All Gunners are gutted – but let’s be positive!

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Here is another Guest Post. This one is from Ahmed, who thinks we should just look at the positives and move on...... Stand Up and be Counted I am absolutely gutted at the result in the final of the Carling Cup but I can't see how kicking ourselves at this low point in our season [...]

The players that aren’t good enough for Arsenal..

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Here is yet another Guest Post in the aftermath of the Carling Cup Final defeat. This is the very first effort from Pavlos. Be kind to him........ What is wrong with Arsenal? Hello! My name's Pavlos Pavlidis, I live in Greece and I've been supporting Arsenal since 2005 when I started watching the team play [.

Adam Kemp: Arsenal were sloppy….

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It was inevitable I suppose, but here is the post we all expected after a very disappointing performance (to put it lightly!). Over to you Adam..... Szczesny howler gifts Obafemi Martins last-minute winner as Birmingham destroy Arsenal I was full of praise for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger after their recent demolition of Barcelona.

Wenger – The time has come for us….

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Arsene Wenger refuses to believe that today's Carling Cup Final will be the only highlight of this season, and thinks there is no reason that Arsenal could not win every competition they are in this time around. He was asked yesterday if he would be satisfied with taking the Carling Cup home tomorrow, and he [.

No contract extension agreed with Nasri yet

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For the second time in a month, The Sun reported yesterday that Samir Nasri had agreed a five-year extension with Arsenal, and for the second time in a month, they were wrong! The Telegraph today have an article about Arsene Wenger intending to try and negotiate contract extensions with six of his current players this [.

Arsenal make less profit – and this is a good thing!

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It has been revealed by the Telegraph that Arsenal are just about to announce a very small profit for the first half of this season, and the Arsenal Supporters Trust thinks that this is a positive sign because (for a change!) Arsene Wenger hasn't sold his usual one or two players to boost the transfer [.

Schwarzer reveals his agony after missing out on Arsenal move

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The Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has admitted that he was devastated by the transfer window dealings which saw him refused a move to Arsenal. He said that Shay Given turned down a move to Craven Cottage to dash his hopes at the at the end of the summer. Schwarzer said in today's Australian Daily Telegraph: [.

Fabregas – We won’t have time to celebrate if we win!

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Cesc Fabregas has admitted that the fixture list is just so congested at the moment, that Arsenal simply won't have time to celebrate the Carling Cup (if they win it) and they just need to focus on the next game. He said in the Sun: "Arsene Wenger treats every game the same whether we are [...]

Ian Wright – Wilshere can replace Fabregas

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The Arsenal legend Ian Wright thinks that the Gunners don't need to worry about Cesc Fabregas missing tomorrows Carling Cup Final, because he thinks that Jack Wilshere is more than good enough to take his place at Wembley. Wrighty said: "With the confidence Wilshere is playing with right now, you like to think he'll run [.

Wenger – We need to win just to prove we can!

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that team are just in the Carling Cup Final to prove that they can win a trophy! In previous years Wenger has looked down at the Carling Cup, and has prefered to measure success by a position in the Top Four of the Premiership. In fact, just last season, [...]

Who could really replace Fabregas at Arsenal?

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A Guest Post from one of our regulars Shubham Goel........ We Don't Have a Replacement for Fabregas Yesterday we beat the roughest team in the league, Stoke City. It was far from a free-flowing, convincing, Arsenal-esque victory, but a really, really hard fought 1-0 victory. Although Arsenal did create a number of chances in [.

Fabregas to miss Final, but Van Persie to be captain

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So it looks like Arsenal are going to play their first Cup Final for yonks without their captain Cesc Fabregas, and without Theo Walcott as well. Arsene Wenger gave us the bad news this afternoon. He said: "He is injured and is out." "We had a scan yesterday. He is out for one or two [...]

Wenger – The players must give everything!

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that there is always the possibility that Arsenal could lose Sunday's Carling Cup Final against Birmingham, but he says that the important thing is that hhis players "give everything in their quest to win it. "There is always a risk but you fight very hard to be in this kind of [.

Samir Nasri agrees new Five-Year contract?

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The Sun is reporting this morning that Samir Nasri has agreed a new five-year deal with Arsenal that will increase his wages to £100,000 a week, which will net him £26m over the full term of the contract. They reckon this news will give the Gunners a boost ahead of the Carling Cup Final against [..

Paul Merson – If Arsenal lose on Sunday they won’t win the League either!

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The ex-Arsenal player Paul Merson believes that the Gunners HAVE to win the Carling Cup tomorrow, or their confidence will be shattered for the title run-in. He said: A victory on Sunday could be so important for Arsenal Football Club. First of all, it will prove that this set of players is capable of winning [.

Predict the Score on Sunday and win a signed Arsenal Shirt

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The Sponsors of this weekends Carling Cup Final (Carling of course!) have asked me to tell all the Just Arsenal News readers about the chance to win a signed Arsenal Shirt to celebrate the Gunners reaching (winning!) the Carling Cup Final. Here is their press release in full: To celebrate the 2011 Carling Cup Final [.

Arsenal’s injury list grows with Walcott and Fabregas

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Arsenal gained another three points last night with the 1-0 victory over Stoke City, but it has yet again come with a price. Theo Walcott was stretchered off and is now certain to miss the Carling Cup Final, while Cesc Fabregas suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury but the extent of the damage remains [.

Wenger – Nobody likes to play Stoke

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger saw his team beat Stoke last night, but he is not sure about Rory Delap's throw-ins. But he was very happy that his team managed to keep Stoke from scoring on a difficult night. "We did the job in a very professional way." Wenger said. "We faced a Stoke team [...]

The best way to watch Arsenal via Live Streams

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If you are an Arsenal supporter and live abroad, like me, then you will certainly have tried watching games via the live streaming links available around the web, but many Gooners living in England may not know that they could also watch Arsenal games that are not broadcast on English TV as well. I am [.

Wellington Silva looks like a waste of time…..

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that one of Arsenal's future prospects, Wellington Silva, has been eating too much pizza! The 18-year-old Brazilian player is currently on loan with Spanish side Levante and has been lectured to by the coaching staff about his behaviour and that it could jeopardise his career with the Gunners.

Arsenal set for lucrative pre-season Japan tour

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has always resisted making gruelling long distance pre-season tours (in favour of low-key European tours like Austria) to help prepare his team to get a flying start at the beginning of the Premiership season. But the Mirror reports today that he has been persuaded by the shareholders to consider a [.

Wenger – Ramsey’s back next week and I will use him

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Arsene Wenger has ruled out any possibility of Aaron Ramsey extending his loan at Championship side Cardiff and fully intends to use the Welsh international when he returns to Arsenal next week. Ramsey scored for Cardiff in last night's win over Leicester, and he may play one more game for the Bluebirds this weekend, but [.

Hazard – Arsenal are a very interesting club

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According to the French media Lille player Eden Hazzard is flattered by the attention he is receiving from Arsenal. Arsène Wenger has reportedly been interested in bringing the player to the Emirates especially in light of Nasri's reluctance to sign a new contract. The skilled midfielder has great technical ability making him an obvious target [.

Arsenal poach another Barcelona youngster – and they are not happy!

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It is being reported this morning that Arsenal have poached another youngster from the Barcelona academy. His name is Jon Miquel Toral Harper. He is a 16 year-old midfielder who is half-English and the Sun reports this morning that he is close to signing for Arsenal. It seems that the Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is [.

Nasri – I’m happy at Arsenal but things can change quickly

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The Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has put his future at the Emirates in doubt after he was linked to a summer move to Barcelona, but why on earth is he talking about it now when the club is half-way through a Champions League tie with the Spanish giants. Nasri has made it clear that he [...]

Van Persie gives us all a lesson in loyalty

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The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie is one of the very few stars that have no qualms about staying at the Emirates, despite the lack of trophies over the last five years. Arsene Wenger has always stuck by him during his numerous spells on the sidelines, and Van Persie has returned that loyalty and only [.

Welcome back Almunia!

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Arsene Wenger used his complete second string team (except for Alex Song) in yesterdays game against Leyton Orient, and paid for it by adding yet another fixture to an already overcrowded fixture list. Wenger admitted that his players needed a breather but looks like reserves will have to play in the replay as well now.

Arsenal watching big Dutch defender

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Despite Arsenal signing Sebastien Squillaci and Laurent Koscielny last summer, it seems that Arsene Wenger has set his sights on yet another big defender for the next transfer window. The Arsenal scout Steve Rowley was in Holland to watch Feyenoord's game against Den Haag this weekend, and although it is obvious that he would want [.

Wenger – Jack is a fighter with a knockout punch!

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Arsene Wenger is extremely impressed with his young terrier of a midfielder, Jack Wilshere, and although he wants him to keep his temper in check, he also loves to see him fighting for every ball. "It's more than aggression," Wenger said. "I'd call it commitment......" "Aggression is something negative but he has a committed attitude [.

Orient captain – We’ll get in Arsenal’s faces!

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The captain of Leyton Orient, who face Arsenal in today's FA Cup tie, thinks that the Gunners struggled against Leeds, Ipswich and Huddersfield in earlier Cup games because the lower league players are a bit more physical than easier opposition (like Barcelona!). Steven Dawson also thinks the less-than-perfect Matchroon Stadium pitch may also give the [.

“Ramsey not fit enough to return to Arsenal”

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The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is continuing his recovery from the double fracture of his leg while away on loan at Cardiff City, but according to Dave Jones he is not yet fit enough to return to the Emirates. The loan deal is only supposed to be for one month, but Jones is already keen [...]

Wenger – Forget Fabregas I’m not selling ANYBODY!

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Arsene Wenger feels that his policy of nurturing young talent in the past five years has been totally vindicated after the win over Barcelona, and as usual he had to field the usual questions about their opponents trying to poach Cesc Fabregas last summer. He responded by saying that he had no intention of selling [.

Xavi – Barcelona were the better than Arsenal

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The Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who was in the top three for World-Player-of-the-Year along with his team-mates Lionel Messi and Iniesta, believes that the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday was an "unfair result", and thinks that Barca were the better team over the 90 minutes. He said on Barcelona's official website: "It was an unfair [.

Can Arsenal win all four competitions?

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Arsene Wenger is preparing to face Leyton Orient for a place in the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup, and he is certain to rotate the team after the gruelling win over Barcelona in midweek, but do the Gunners have the strength in depth to win all four competitions they have entered this season? Wenger was [.

Arsenal Retro 1- Cup Winners Cup Glory in Copenhagen 1994

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In the light of the Gunners famous vistory over Barcelona this week, Richard Hall has come up with the idea of running a series of articles about Arsenal's exploits in Europe over the years. Here is the first..... Arsenal retro – That night in Copenhagen and The Cup Winners Cup of 1994 Richard Hall The [.

Djourou – Arsenal are on the verge of greatness

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Arsenal are in a fantastic position for this time of the season. Second in the Premiership, the Carling Cup Final next week, a lead against Barcelona in the Champions League, and the FA Cup 5th round beckons.... The young defender Johann Djourou feels that all these promising positions could lead Arsenal into the record books [.

Barca Thoughts: Arsenal’s three new heroes!

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Hello! My name is Shubham Goel and this is my first Guest Post here on Justarsenal (or any other Arsenal website). I am 16, live in New Delhi (India), and have supported my beloved Arsenal for close to 3 years..... Barca Thoughts: Arsenal's 3 New Heroes Wednesday was the best day in my life as [...]

Wenger – It’s a victory for my philosophy

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Arsene Wenger has consistently risked the wrath of the Arsenal fans by totally refusing to spend millions in the transfer market to strengthen the side, and sticking to his philosophy of bringing through youngsters that have taught to play the "Arsenal way". He is used to being told that "you'll win nothing with kids", but [.

Fabregas – It means nothing if we don’t qualify

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was of course happy that the Gunners beat his old club Barcelona at the Emirates last night, but he is adamant that it means nothing in the great scheme of things unless Arsenal put in another brilliant performance in the second leg to knock Barcelona out of the competition.

Adam Kemp – I was wrong about Wenger…..

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Everyone has been calling for an Adam Kemp article after last nights victory. Well here it is, and there may be quite a few of you very surprised by its contents....... Adam Kemp The best Arsenal performance I have seen in years I had the privilege of being at the Emirates last night to [...]

Why Wenger is Manager of the Decade – The facts

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I am pleased to introduce a new Guest Post from Nitesh, who has been researching in detail the last decade of Wenger's reign, and the reasons why he is the best...... Arsene Wenger The Manager Of The Decade As our dear Gaffer prepares to receive the Manager of the Decade Award 2001-2011 this May, [.

Chamakh – I’m on holiday!

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The new Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh was brought to the Emirates on a Bosman this summer, but was immediately forced into being the Gunners main striker while Robin Van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner were out injured. He did an excellent job, scoring seven goals in the first 15 games, but then his performance dropped and [.

Wenger – Walcott is a definite starter tonight

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Arsene Wenger obviously remembers Theo Walcott's brilliant performance against Barcelona last season, and is certain that the winger has improved tremendously since then and will be a definite starter in tonights game. "Theo has improved tremendously as a football player this year," said Wenger. "He is different in his links with the other players, his [.

Wenger – Barcelona are hypocrites about Fabregas

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Arsene Wenger has reacted to yesterday's statement from the ex-Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who said that Fabregas should return to Barcelona in the interests of "justice". He implied that Arsenal had stolen Fabregas as a youngster. Wenger strongly disagreed with his arrogant words, and hit back at Barca's double standards.

Feyenoord want to keep ‘sensational’ Miyaichi

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Arsene Wenger may have failed to secure a work permit for the new Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi last month, but he can only be impressed by the reports coming from Feyenoord where he was forced to send him out on loan. Miyaichi was immediately put into the Feyenoord first team and made his debut last [.

Nasri to play from the start against Barcelona

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It is being reported today that Samir Nasri has recovered fully from his hamstring injury sustained against Huddersfield, and after one last check today Arsene Wenger is ready to put his name on the first XI teamsheet when Arsenal face Barcelona tomorrow. The Mail reports that Nasri had a full fitness test yesterday and came [.

Usmanov overtakes Abramovich in Russian rich-list

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The Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has knocked Roman Abramovich out of the Top Three in the list of Russia's richest people. Abramovich has never been below third before, and although he raised the value of his assets to £10.6 billion he slipped down to seventh. Usmanov has leapfrogged into the number three position him with [.

Wenger – Van Persie will make the difference

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Arsene Wenger believes that the Gunners have their own secret weapon to rival Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the Dutch striker Robin Van Persie. The Arsenal striker has been scoring for fun lately, and capped it with both goals in this weekends win over Wolves. This hasn't gone unnoticed by Wenger. He said: "Personally, I believe [.

Frimpong chooses Ghana over England

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The young Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament injury which has kept him out of the team since the beginning of the season, but he is recovering well and hopes to return to traing in the next month or so. The youngster, who has just turned 19, has represented England [.

Wenger – We’re stronger now and will attack Barcelona

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Arsene Wenger is feeling much more confident this season than when Arsenal faced Barcelona in last year's Champions League Quarter-Finals. The Gunners only managed to come back to earn a draw at the Emirates last time, but Wenger is confident that he has a substantially stronger side this time around.

Arsenal put price tag of £55m on Fabregas

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Reports in Spain are saying that Arsenal have put their price clear on the table for Cesc Fabregas. It has been reported that Arsenal have told whichever club that is interested in their Capitan, that they will have to pay the Gunners £55 million for their key man. Wenger has said that he is only [.

Wilshere – Time for Arsenal to get nasty!

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The young Terrier Jack Wilshere is preparing to face Barcelona for the first time in his career, and thinks that Arsenal will have to change their game a bit against the Spanish giants. He wants the Gunners to "get in their faces" and "get nasty". "I was at the Emirates Stadium for the first game [..

Wenger ready to face “Best Team in the World”

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Arsene Wenger saw his team play a magnificent game against Wolves yesterday to keep them in the hunt for the Premiership title, and he thinks that Asenal are now ready to face "the best team in the world". Robin Van Persie scored twice but ended up with an ice-pack on his leg, but Wenger believes [..

Bendtner – We can match Barcelona for pure football skill!

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Nicklas Bendtner is well known for his bigheadedness but for once he is using it positively to give a rallying call to the Arsenal team for a change! He said: "We have to fancy our chances this time because we can beat anyone on our day. We have shown that. "I would like to think [...]

Wenger wants Van Persie to extend his contract again

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Robin Van Persie was excellent as usual yesterday in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Wolves, and strangely enough today it has been revealed by the Mail that Wenger is intending to offer the Dutchman a new five year contract to keep him at the Emirates for the rest of his career. Van Persie has always been [.

Arsenal injury update – Nasri, Vermaelen, Song and Rosicky

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Arsene Wenger is preparing his team to face Wolves, and he has already given us the good news that Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie will be in the Arsenal line-up despite being withdrawn from their internationals this week. We have not such good news about Sami Nasri though, he won't be ready until next [.

Djourou – I wasn’t worried about the injury

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that Johann Djourou is back in training with the Arsenal team and will join the squad to face Wolves, but reports earlier this week suggested that Djourou himself had thought that his season could be over after limping off last week with a bruised and swollen knee. But the player himself [.

Wenger tells England to cut Jack some slack

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Arsene Wenger has promoted the youngster Jack Wilshere into the Arsenal first team this season, so it is no surprise that both Stuart Pearce and Fabio Capello have both wanted the young Englishman in their teams. Capello has basically said that he intends to build his new England side around Wilshere, but Stuart Pearce also [.

Wenger – Don’t be bitter when you Twitter, Jack!

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Jack Wilshere loves his little pranks and playing jokes on his team-mates with Twitter, but Arsene Wenger thinks that the young midfielder overstepped the mark last weekend when he citicized the referee, Phil Dowd, after the loss to Newcastle. Wenger doesn't think his players should stop Tweeting altogether, but thinks they should think more carefully [.

All good news from Wenger on the Arsenal injuries (and Djourou fit!)

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There is nothing but good news from Arsene Wenger today. There were reports last week that Johamm Djourou could have been out for the rest of the season, but he has risen from the dead and is now fit to play against Wolves if need this weekend. Alex Song is also back to replace Abou [...]

Walcott – Jack can hack it!

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott thinks his Arsenal team mate Jack Wilshere will be able to handle the pressure of being seen as a hope for the future of the England team. Walcott himself found himself the centre of attention when he was taken to the World Cup in 2006 when he was just 17 years [...]

Arsenal Linked with Real Madrid Defender

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While the transfer period may just be closed there are already rumours about who Arsenal want to bring in next season.

Djourou Injury Update

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Arsenal fans will be pleased to hear that Djourou's injury may not be as bad as at first feared. Djourou had to be taken off the field during his side's 4-4 draw with Newcastle last weekend.

Sorensen – Bendtner used to be MORE big-headed!

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The Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner is often castigated for his over-confidence and big-headedness, but his Danish team-mate Thomas Sorensen reckons that the Gunners' striker used to be even MORE big-headed when he was younger! The Arsenal sports psychologist Jacques Crevoisier recently said that in tests for ‘self perceived competence,' (i.

Do Arsenal fans expect too much?

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Following on from Toby's Guest Post yesterday when he questioned whether Cesc Fabregas should still be Arsenal's captain. Today he asks an interesting question about the general expectations of Gooners around the world..... How do we measure success at Arsenal After what was my first article on our captain, I shall move away from a [.

Is There Too Much Pressure On Wilshere?

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It's great to see Jack Wilshere being praised by the England manager Fabio Capello and it will be interesting to see how the side play against England with Wilshere being employed in a key position in front of the back four. Although this is only a friendly game it will be Wilshere's first full start for the team and he will work hard to repay Capello's faith in him.

Capello To Build Side Around Wilshere

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England manager Fabio Capello says he will build tonight's side around Arsenal's Jack Wilshere. Wilshere will make his first start for England against Denmark tonight playing alongside Frank Lampard in midfield.

Bendtner Says: Be Careful With Wilshere

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Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner has been giving his opinion on his Arsenal team mates whom he is preparing to face in tonight's friendly game between England and Denmark.

Give Bendtner a break!

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Nicklas Bendtner has been continuing with his comments about his Arsenal future this week. Speaking to the press before tonight's international friendly between England and Denmark Bendtner said that he will need to move on if he doesn't get more playing time.

Bendtner Repeats Threat To Arsenal

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has made more comments about possibly leaving the club at the end of the season if he does not get more playing time.

Should Wenger replace Fabregas with a Spud?

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I have another Guest Post this morning from Ahmed, who has a very interesting proposition to make. Let's see what you all think about this one..... The Fab Solution close to home? El Capitan according to some sources is heading for the Emirates exit door this summer. Caughtoffside says Cesc Fabregas is subject to bids [.

Do Arsenal need a new captain?

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I have a new Guest Poster this morning. He is a Gunners fan called Toby and you may have seen his various comments on Just Arsenal before now. As his first contribution Toby would like to discuss Cesc Fabregas.... Should Fabregas be our captain Before you all go mad just take the time to read [...]

England Are Reaping The Benefits Of Wenger’s Policy

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When England face Denmark in a friendly on Wednesday it may see a small glimpse of the England future if Jack Wilshere gets some playing time. The young Arsenal midfielder has had an outstanding season so far, playing in the first team regularly and has been earmarked for an important part in England's future set-up according to Fabio Capello.

Walcott Benefited From England Snub

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The Arsenal forward Theo Walcott feels that being left out of the England squad over the summer is one of the reasons for his good form this season. Walcott missed out on the World Cup in South Africa as Shaun Wright-Phillips was chosen over him.

Are Arsenal Players A Victim Of Their Own Success?

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The recent comments by Theo Walcott that he actually benefited from missing the World Cup last summer show how much pressure Arsenal players are under. Many of Arsenal's top players are regulars for their country and have to fit in international matches in between their already busy club schedule.

Arsenal Players Start Dropping Out from internationals

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Arsenal players have been dropping out of their national squads as mid-week international fixtures approach. has ruled himself out of playing Colombia in the Bernabéu stadium in Madrid on Wednesday. The Spanish midfielder is suffering from gastroenteritis.

The Ludicrous £50 million Bid For Fàbregas

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There have been rumours this morning that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to spend £50 million on bringing Arsenal captain Cesc Fà bregas to his club.

Bendtner Hints At Summer Exit (and why footballers are worth it!)

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Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner hinted at leaving Arsenal this summer if he does not get more games. The Danish striker who will be sure to face England in the international friendly on Wednesday was giving an interview about whether players such as him were worth their wages when he made the remark.

Walcott- Wilshere Has No Fear

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Theo Walcott think his team mate Jack Wilshere will do fine in England's mid week game against Denmark, if he gets playing time.

Walcott Was Embarrassed For His Side

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Theo Walcott admitted that he and his fellow team mates were embarrassed at the manner in which they conceded their 4-0 lead against Newcastle over the weekend.

Arsene Rules! – A reply to Adam Kemp

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As usual Adam Kemp got our readers talking yesterday with his article asking "Is Wenger bigger than Arsenal", well today another regular contributor, Luke Shephard, is using his Right To Reply! The Arsene Wenger way is the right way! Anybody who read Adam Kemp's long and negative analysis of Arsenal and Wenger may be glad [.

Can Arsenal Players Learn To Concentrate Better?

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Arsène Wenger's men don't have any excuses left for their performance on Saturday. Even when down to 10 men they should never have let a 4 goal lead slip. Any other team would have parked the bus and spent the second half booting the ball out of their own half. And there is no shame in doing that.

Patrick Viera Thinks Arsenal Need To Work Harder

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Patrick Viera the former Arsenal midfielder said he was surprised that Arsenal could throw away a 4 goal lead so easily. He said: "Like everybody else I was quite surprised (by the result)".

Adam Kemp: Is Arsene Wenger bigger than Arsenal?

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Newcastle completed the greatest comeback in Premier League history; however most of us would consider it the greatest choke in history. Following this match there has been much debate as to who was actually to blame for Arsenal's disgraceful demise. As an Arsenal fan that has supported the club before the arrival of the Arsene [.

Arsène Wenger Names Successor

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While it may not be happening soon, Arsène Wenger has confessed whom he would like to succeed him at managing the club when he retires. A former player from his time in Japan: Dragan Stojkovic

Are Arsenal Players Overconfident?

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It goes to show what kind of team Arsenal are that when they were 4-0 up against Newcastle on Saturday I wasn't yet convinced that they would gather all 3 points. The players ability to concentrate and stay calm under pressure has been proven to be lacking in previous games so it's not until the referee blows the whistle that I start counting the points.

Sagna slams referee Phil Dowd

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Arsenal right back Bacary Sagna says that the referee during his side's 4-4 draw with Newcastle use d surprising language when asked about one of his controversial decisions.

Wenger Displeased With Phil Dowd’s Peformance

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Arsène Wenger voiced his displeasure at referee Phil Dowd's performance during the 4-4 draw with Newcastle on Saturday.

Will Injuries Cost Arsenal Again?

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With Djourou suffering an injury in Saturday's 4-4 draw with Newcastle I'm starting to wonder if the team's trophy challenge will once again sputter out as various squad members succumb to injuries.

Wenger Regrets Psychological Damage

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Arsène Wenger regrets the nature of the draw again Newcastle on Saturday as they lost precious points in the hunt for their first Premier League since the 04-05 season.

Adam Kemp: The flaw in Wenger’s philosophy

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I know everyone has been waiting with bated breath for Adam Kemp's thoughts on yesterdays game. Well you won't have to wait any longer.......... Adam Kemp – Arsene Wenger's philosophy in management has yet again backfired when it really matters. Some of the readers were quite quick to jump on my back, over the question [.

Ahmed: There is no Arsenal defence left – We’re screwed!

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You all read my thoughts last night, so let's have a few Guest Posts today. Here is the first from Ahmed... We're Screwed After what was a disappointing second half and the relief that our INVINCIBLE status is no longer under threat I find myself in mixed emotions. Djourou, arguably our best defender, went off [.

SV Gunner: It wasn’t such a bad day for Arsenal…

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The second Guest Post today comes from SVGunner, and he wants to point out the good things that came out of yesterday's draw with Newcastle. He wanted to get in before Adam Kemp, so make sure you come back in an hour or so to read Adam's thoughts! Over to you SV...... Just Getting A [...]

Lucky Andy Carroll wasn’t playing! Arsenal embarrass themselves….

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We have grown used to Arsenal throwing away a one goal lead, or even occasionally a two goal lead, but a FOUR GOAL LEAD is just embarrassing. What the hell was Diaby doing? What the hell was the defence doing afterwards? What the hell? It is a bit difficult to look at it all logically [...]

Wenger pinpoints loophole in UEFA financial rules

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Arsene Wenger has re-iterated that he would never spend fortunes on bringing big-name players to the Emirates, and he says that that will stand the Gunners in good stead when the new UEFA financial rules come into the equation in the next few years. "If you look at our transfer record, we have never spent [.

The tactics that can help Arsenal beat Barcelona

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I have another Guest Post from the excellent Richard Hall, who's indepth analysis is a credit to the Arsenal blog world. Today he has been researching the methods used by the managers that HAVE beaten Barcelona, and he thinks that Arsene Wenger should start taking note. Over to you Richard.......... How can Arsenal beat Barcelona?

Is Wenger Taking A Risk With Szczesny?

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With Almunia still out of favour and Lukasz Fabianski injured for the rest of the season the goalkeeping duty for Arsenal has fallen on the young shoulders of Wojciech Szczesny. The 20 year old has been sensational when out on loan in the lower leagues and has been entrusted with defending the goal for Arsenal t

Arsenal planning summer bid for Manchester City star

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It is rumoured that Arsenal will make another move for Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given during the summer. Arsène Wenger wanted to bring the player to Arsenal last year but was refused by the Manchester club. This time Arsenal will try and get Given with a £7 million bid.

Arsene Wenger must have his fingers crossed!

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After the financial crisis of the past few years, and the looming reality that clubs will either regulate themselves or be forced to curb their spending by UEFA, it seemed that the big spending days of the Premier League were behind us.

Song, Nasri and Denilson out, Squillaci and Diaby return for Newcastle game

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The usual Arsenal injury problems are starting to increase again, and the loss of Lukasz Fabianski for the whole of the season is one that nobody was expecting. So it looks like Manuel Almunia could return to the team if Szczesny suffers a problem this year. Walcott and Song both picked up knocks last week, [.

International Friendlies could ruin Arsenal’s crucial month!

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I have an interesting Guest Post today from an Arsenal fan in the Caribbean who is known as Swagger on Just Arsenal. He is very worried that the usual "meaningless friendlies" could have an adverse affect on what could be the most crucial month of the season. Over to Mr Swagger...... International Friendlies Apparently three [.

Fabregas – We were sloppy……but inspiring!

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The FA revealed that referee Lee Mason made no mention of an approach by Fabregas in the tunnel during half-time. David Moyes said that Fabregas deserved a red card for what he said to the referee during half-time. But both Fabregas and Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger denied the accusations. Wenger said he spoke to the referee but the Arsenal captain did not.

Koscielny – We have faith and can catch Man Utd

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The Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has gradually adapted well to the Premier League this season, and his contribution in scoring against Everton went some way to repaying the £10m that Arsene Wenger invested in him in the summer. And now he thinks that the Gunners are definitely able to go all the way this season [.

Fabregas – I was very upset…..

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Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has recently been accused of spending too much time complaining to match officials during games but the player believes he knows where and when to draw the line. He was accused of speaking to referee Lee Mason by Everton boss David Moyes. However the FA did not see this mentioned in Lee Mason's match report about the game that Arsenal won 2-1.

Fact: Nasri HAS NOT Signed Contract Extension

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Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is going to pledge his long term future to the club by extending his contract. Nasri, 24, is arguably Arsenal's best player this season with 9 goals in 20 Premier League games. The player only has 18 months left on his contract but his agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes confirmed that his contract will be extended.

Szczesny admits causing Fabianski’s injury

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The young Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has now been confirmed as the Gunners new Number One but he has admitted that he directly caused the injury to his team-mate (and direct competition for the goalkeeping spot) Lukasz Fabianski. Fabianski now looks to be out for the rest of the season, and if he likes to [.

Why Arsenal fans should look forward to seeing Ryo Miyaichi (video)

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The young Japanese starlet Ryo Miyaichi may not have been given a "special talent" work permit to play for Arsenal, but it may even work in the Gunners favour hat he has gone on loan to Feyenoord. He will get regular playing time (hopefully!) and he can gain experience in a league that is definitely [.

More injury worries for Wenger

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After recently losing Nasri for up to 3 weeks it seems that Arsène Wenger may have another injured player on his hands. Alex Song had to be taken off at half-time during Arsenals 2-1 win over Everton. The defensive midfielder who has been in great form so far this season can not walk and will [...]

Arsenal overcome “offside goal” to beat Everton

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Arsenal overcame a controversial Everton goal last night thanks to Koscielny and Arshavin to secure 3 points and keep up the pace with Manchester United at the top of the table. In the 22nd minute Louis Saha was played a pass while in an off-side position from which he scored to put Everton ahead. However [.

Arsène Wenger labels Chelsea as hypocrites!

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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger called Chelsea hypocrites after they spent over £75 million on new players while the club announced a £70 million loss. Chelsea signed Fernando Torres from Liverpool and David Luiz from Benfica during the transfer window after recently claiming to want to invest in youth and while supporting UEFA's financial fair-play policy.

Koscielny happy on AND off the pitch

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Summer signing Laurent Koscieiny is enjoying life at The Emirates Stadium after his move to Arsenal from French Ligue 1 side Lorient. He said, ""On the pitch, in the last two months, I have been feeling very good. I am playing at my best. I am more confident and I have realised that I have [...]

David Moyes Wanted Fabregas sent off!

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The Everton manager David Moyes thinks the Arsenal captain Cesc Fábregas should have received a red card for complaining to referee Lee Mason for a controversial decision last nights game at the Emirates. Lee Mason incorrectly allowed Saha to receive the ball in an offside position from which he scored and Fábregas protested against the [.

Adam Kemp: I’m disapointed in Wenger this January…

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Adam Kemp is Just Arsenal News' favourite Guest Writer, so here is his latest offering... Deadline day passed and Arsenal once again fail to improve the squad. Arsenal played very well over the past few months with some stand out individual and team performances; keeping me much quieter! We are poised quite well in all [.

Bentner – It’s crunch time!

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Tonight sees Arsenal face Everton at The Emirates Stadium which will see them face a gruelling seven games in a little under four weeks. After scoring at the weekend in the FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town Nicolas Bendtner is relishing the upcoming fixtures. Speaking to the clubs official website he said, "This next month [.

Wenger – Injuries may mean drastic action

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Arsene Wenger saw both Samir Nasri and the Brazilian defender Denilson suffer hamstring injuries during the FA Cup win against Huddersfield on Sunday, and has admitted that the current list of crocked players may force him to bring some of his youngsters back from their loan deals. "Denilson looks to have a hamstring problem but [.

Miyachi brought in and sent out!

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Arsenal have now officially signed 18 year-old the 18 year-old Japanese lad Ryo Miyaichi which sees him join The Gunners on a long term deal. Before the ink was dry on his contract teenager Miyaichi was on his way to Holland, where he will play for Eredivisie side Feyenoord, on loan until the end of [.

Fabianski decision to be made today

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Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski looks set to miss the remainder of the season giving manager Arsene Wenger major problems. Fabianski injured his shoulder before last month's game at the Emirates against Manchester City and his rehabilitation has been a problem ever since with surgery now the likely outcome.