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
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
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 [.
Yesterday's announcement that Arsenal made a Â£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
Â£29.2 million profit in the corresponding period in 2009, but a quick look at the Deloitte
Football Money League that was published [.
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 [.
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
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
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.
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, [...]
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 [.
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
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 [.
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.
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 [...]
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 [.
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.
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 [.
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 [.
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
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: [.
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 [...]
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 [.
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, [...]
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 [.
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 [...]
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 [.
The Sun is reporting this morning that Samir Nasri has agreed a new five-year deal with Arsenal
that will increase his wages to Â£100,000 a week, which will net him Â£26m over the full term of
the contract. They reckon this news will give the Gunners a boost ahead of the Carling Cup Final
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 [.
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 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 [.
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
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 [.
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.
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 [.
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 [.
According to the French media Lille player Eden Hazzard is flattered by the attention he is
receiving from Arsenal. ArsÃ¨ne 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 [.
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 [.
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
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 [.
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.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 â€“ That night in Copenhagen and The Cup Winners Cup of 1994 Richard
Hall The [.
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 [.
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
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 [.
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
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 [...]
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,
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 [.
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 [.
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.
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
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 [.
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 Â£10.6 billion he slipped down to seventh. Usmanov has
leapfrogged into the number three position him with [.
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 [.
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 [.
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
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 Â£55 million for their key man. Wenger has said that he is
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
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
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 [...]
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
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 â€˜self perceived competence,' (i.
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 [.
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.
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.
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.
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 [.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 [.
ArsÃ¨ne 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
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 [.
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.
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 â€“ 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 [.
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 [.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [.
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?
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
It is rumoured that Arsenal will make another move for Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given during
the summer. ArsÃ¨ne 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 Â£7 million bid.
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.
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, [.
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 [.
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 ArsÃ¨ne Wenger denied the
accusations. Wenger said he spoke to the referee but the Arsenal captain did not.
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 Â£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 [.
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.
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.
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 [.
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
After recently losing Nasri for up to 3 weeks it seems that ArsÃ¨ne 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
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 [.
Arsenal manager ArsÃ¨ne Wenger called Chelsea hypocrites after they spent over Â£75 million on new
players while the club announced a Â£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.
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
The Everton manager David Moyes thinks the Arsenal captain Cesc FÃ¡bregas 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 FÃ¡bregas protested against the [.
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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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
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
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.