Because of Arsenal's injury list and the fact that the Gunners are in the strongest Champions League group by far, a win tomorrow against the Italian league leaders Napoli would be an absolutely fantastic result. It would also put Arsenal firmly in charge of the group, but it is not going to be easy.
Arsene Wenger has revealed what most of us suspected already, and admitted that Arsenal were trying to sign the Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid this summer. At the time, it seemed like the deal was virtually done following the words of Higuain's father aand agent, but as we know, it was not to [.
Mertesacker earns a new three year deal! by Ash It appears that Arsenal have lined up a new contract for defender Per Mertesacker, following on from the German Giant's magnificent performances so far this season. The German international defender has been in top form so far this season and despite entering the latter stages of [.
The Ivorian striker has broken any lingering ties he had with Arsenal Football Club, by stupidly stating that he wants Napoli to beat the Gunners in the Champions League this season. The striker is doing pretty well in Italy since his summer transfer to Roma, but there was absolutely no need for him to wish [.
Wenger makes his retirement call! by Ash Arsene Wenger may not have shocked headlines with his latest comments regarding his future at Arsenal, but he has secured the safety of many fans, as well as ending the worries of many others. Unfortunately he may have also caused a few distraught feelings however ultimately I think [.
This is the Arsenal team without its stars! by Ash Arsenal are certainly on a very good run at the moment in all competitions, going 11 or 12 away wins in a row, continuing on from last season, as well as the fact that we have only lost once in the last 21 games, a [...]
Owen's claim to knock Arsenal down! by Ash Just when all the news surrounding Arsenal seems to be either positive or optimistic, there is always part of the media that always has to go and try to ruin it for the club. As Arsenal fans, we haven't had our moment in the spotlight for all [...]
Ozil recommends Bender to Arsenal! by Ash Mesut Ozil may be playing his trade on the pitch with Arsenal at the moment, but it seems as if he also has a part to play off the pitch too, with the Daily Star today reporting that the new club record signing of Â£42.4 million has recommended [...]
As you probably know already, the former Arsenal star Robert Pires is back at the Club. Arsene Wenger has not re-signed the 39-year old midfielder, but after the summer saga with Mathieu Flamini earning himself a new contract by impressing the manager, you never know. Maybe Pires was encouraged by that situation to try his [.
When the draw for the Champions League group stages was made, I don't think there was an Arsenal fan alive that didn't groan, inwardly or outwardly. It really could not have been much worse unless we had got PSG instead of Marseille along with Borussia Dortmund and Napoli. BUT, and it is a big but, [.
Gnabry will only get better! by Ash Arsenal certainly have a new talent on the block and his name is Serge Gnabry! The German under 21 player is a winger at Arsenal and despite spending a few seasons in the reserves, Gnabry is very much ahead of his progress rate at Arsenal and has already [...]
I have pinched myself so many times this morning that my arm is starting to look like a footballer's sleeve tattoo. Arsenal fans are not used to this, but things really are going as well as they have for many a long year. The fact that Arsenal are sitting proudly at the top of the [...]
Wenger is now extremely confident of title chase! by Ash Arsene Wenger has always been one for optimism, whether that be with Arsenal transfers, injury concerns or even on Arsenal's chances of winning, he has always been one for pleasing the fans with words, rather than being entirely realistic and delivering reality.
Do we want Wenger to re-sign with Arsenal? by Ash There has been a little bit of controversy regarding Arsene Wenger's future in his managerial position at Arsenal, with some fans, players and media officials alike all stating that after going almost 9 years without a trophy, that its finally time for Wenger to step [.
Walcot, Young Guns and Player Flexibility: Solving the Right Wing Problem by Uche Hello there gunn lovers. After our labored win at West Brom, here is what I have learned since Walcott got injured. We have no replacement for him. We may manage to eke out a win here and there with Gnabry, Ryo and [...
Swansea 1 â€“ 2 Arsenal report and player ratings After seeing the results of all the top teams, I was happy because they had all drop points but I was extremely pessimistic of the possibility of us capitalising on such a rare occasion. Champions are teams that will ruthlessly take any chance to capitalise when [.
Match Report Infographic by Matt Here is the latest infographic report of Arsenal's game, sent to us by our friends at allarsenal.com. A game that really underlined the Gunners' title credentials as all the other teams around us stuttered and left Arsene Wenger to enjoy the 17th anniversary of being the Arsenal manager, with clear [.
Wow we can really do it by Sam P Hi Gooners, can you believe it? I know that I am usually much more optimistic than a lot of Arsenal fans, but if things carry on like this I might be seen as normal. Maybe not. Anyway, my point is that Arsenal are in better form [...]
Most people thought that Arsenal would be faced with a tough task away to Swansea, in the attempt to seal top spot in the Premier League and extend the record breaking run away from home. Michael Laudrup has really got Swansea playing well, in the same passing style of football that Arsenal fans have got [.
After the early results in the Premier League, Arsenal have a fantastic opportunity to mark the 17th anniversary of Arsene Wenger's appointment as manager in style. A win away to Swansea will see the Gunners at the top of the table and with daylight between them and the spuds, who drew with Chelsea in the [.
As a few already wrote in their comments, last year's home game against Swansea was the low point of the season for Arsenal. Not only did they defeat us on our turf, they defeated us at our own game too. We looked quite useless in that game, to tell you the truth. They were the [...]
What now for Fabianski? by Ash Arsenal and Poland international goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made his first start of the season in the Capital One Cup game against West Brom. Fabianski's inclusion was a slight surprise with many thinking that summer loan signing Emiliano Viviano would get the nod ahead of Fabianski, however the Pole managed [.
Eisfeld surely deserves a great chance! by Ash Thomas Eisfeld has often been a player that has been left on the fringes of the Arsenal set up ever since he joined the club back on the final day of the January 2012 transfer window in a deal of less than half a million from German [...]
It's Carl Jenkinson, isn't it obvious? by Twig One of the things most fans would be looking out for ahead of our game against Swansea on Saturday is who replaces Theo Walcott on the right for Arsenal. A number of candidates have emerged, foremost being the young German Serge Gnabry. Gnabry played impressively against Stoke [.
Swansea vs Arsenal preview, line up and score line by KJ After the depressing defeat against Villa on the opening day of the season, Arsenal are on a 4 game winning streak in the Premier league and with the international break coming up, Arsenal will be looking to gain maximum points at Swansea and at [.
Winning was not important because of progression in the cup but for the future of the club by KJ As most of us would've seen on Wednesday night, we managed to eventually beat a West Bromwich Albion side that was very experienced and of Premier league quality with a team that was full of youngsters [.
An atmosphere fit for kings by Rhys Arsenal have a world class manager, stadium, squad (injury free!), history and fans, but there seems to be a piece missing. It's atmosphere. Not to say we're short of it, because watching the WBA v Arsenal game Wednesday night, our faithful certainly cranked up the volume, but I [.
On September 28th 1996, Arsenal Football Club signed the paperwork making the fairly unheard of Frenchman Arsene Wenger the new manager of the Gunners and the rest, as they say, is history. Wenger is now seemingly as much a part of Arsenal as the white sleeves or the cannon, and after Stan Kroenke's glowing praise [.
The majority shareholder of Arsenal Football Club is the American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who with his family owns lots of other sports teams in America. His nickname `Silent` Stan is well earned, because we rarely hear anything from him, even on his rare visits to see the Gunners play, but he has recently given an [.
Injury update ahead of Swansea by Ash After what was a less than convincing performance against West Bromwich Albion in the third round of the Capital One Cup, Arsenal did eventually manage to advance to the next round to face Chelsea. Arsenal beat the Brummies' 4-3 on penalties. But now we must return to the [.
After Arsene Wenger rested most of his first choice Arsenal players for the league cup trip to West Brom, the Gunners should be able to field a well rested first team for the visit to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City on Saturday. This is great news for a squad depleted by injury, but [...]
Important win against WBA by KM A lot of arsenal fans were actually fine with Arsenal dropping out of the league cup in the first round against W.B.A. I believe that's mainly because we really looked tired against Stoke and some players needed a rest, but there's more to this win than just good experience [.
One of the multitude of players that Arsenal were linked with in the summer transfer window was the 27-year old central defender Adil Rami, who plays for Valencia in La Liga and the France national team. Whether the interest from Arsenal was genuine or not, nothing happened and Rami continued in Spain, but he has [.
Mathieu Flamini signing of the season and an Arsenal captain. by JC Hey gooners, I hope all is well. Just a small blog regarding one of this season's shock signings and, in my opinion, one of the best if not the best. Wenger looks to me, yet again, to have pulled off a genuine bargain. [...]
Bendtner leads Arsenal youth to victory by Twig Nicklas Bendtner's pass to Eisfeld was delightful; almost Cesc-like. Had the pass come from Arsenal new signing, Mesut Ozil, I'm sure we would all have been glowing about the assist all day long even if he didn't do much else after that. But since it was [.
West Bromwich Albion 1 â€“ 1 Arsenal, (3 â€“ 4 on penalties) player ratings by KJ The Arsenal team in comparison to West Brom's was a lot more inexperienced and I did fear the worst when I saw both line ups. However, the first half proved that neither team was at it, as it was [...]
Arsenal match Infographic by Matt It was not easy, but Arsenal made it through to the 4th round of the Capital One Cup by beating West Brom away on penalties. Due to the inclusion of so many young and fringe players, this was an excellent result which was rewarded with a home tie against Chelsea [...
Following a great start for Arsenal, even more remarkable after the disaster of the opening day defeat at home to Aston Villa, we are sitting at the top of the Premier League table. Although the Gunners are only there on goal difference from Tottenham, it is still a very nice feeling. I agree to a [.
Frimpong surely out the door now? by Ash Ahead of Arsenal's 3rd round Capital One Cup game vs West Brom at the Hawthorns, Arsenal announced the official travelling squad on their website. There were a few surprise absences as well as a few surprise inclusions however ultimately the majority of the team is nothing more [.
Flamini could be banned by Ash Mathieu Flamini has often been a controversial character when it comes to Arsenal. If it's not when he is walking out the door over contract disputes or getting his name in the book for a dirty tackle, he is always making himself known both on and off the pitch. [...]
It's a marathon not a sprint by Ash Whilst Arsenal were focusing on the Capital One Cup game against West Brom, also in the back of their minds was the Premier League title chase. Arsenal currently sit in first place in the Barclay's Premier League after getting 12 points out of a possible 15. But [.
Arsenal vs West Brom match review by Ash Arsenal travelled to West Bromwich to face the Baggies in what was expected to be a highly contested League Cup tie. The game certainly did disappoint however as it was overall quite a flat game, however in the end thankfully the Gunners managed to come away with [.
Arsenal travelled to the Hawthorns to face West Brom in the Capital One cup, but most people would not have recognised them, because Arsene Wenger made nine changes, with lots of young players and back up players coming in. The big news was the return of Nicklas Bendtner, who has been given a chance to [.
Arsene Wenger was always going to have to make some changes for Arsenal's visit to West Brom in the Capital One cup, and the Frenchman has decided to go the whole hog. Only two of the starting eleven from the victory over Stoke remains, and that is Per Mertesacker and Serge Gnabry. Mikel Arteta and [.
Under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have a great reputation for bringing on young players. In fact, the Frenchman used to use the league cup in order to give them their first playing opportunities, and it looks like he is going to do the same tonight. However, due to the last minute withdrawal of Theo Walcott on [.
Arsenal vs West Brom match preview by Ash Today Arsenal will come up against West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup. Expected to be an interesting game, Arsenal will need to be on top form to beat West Brom, who of course will be going for the win in their own stadium, the Hawthorns. [...]
The former Arsenal and England international striker Alan Smith always keeps a keen eye out for what is going on with the Gunners, and his latest thoughts on the current state of affairs might come as a surprise to some, but not the Arsenal fans who have been watching the performances of Mathieu Flamini.
Mesut Ozil was too expensive!! That is the view of the former Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann, anyway. The former Germany keeper never got to play with Ozil, as he retired the year before the talented midfielder's debut, but he obviously has seen a lot of Arsenal's new star. Lehmann is not criticising Ozil, or saying [.
The latest financial figures released by Arsenal Football Club showed that the Gunners made another profit in the year ending this May, although the size of profit is down on the previous year, from around Â£37 million to Â£7 million. It is nothing to worry about though, especially with the new commercial deals the club [.
Gnabry's chance to step it up! by Ash Serge Gnabry may be just one of Arsenal's many exciting young talents, as well as one of our many promising German players now at the club, however the 18-year old seems to stand out amongst the rest when it comes to the youth and reserve teams because [...]
It was not very long ago that the Arsenal and England full back Kieran Gibbs was getting himself a reputation as an injury prone player, having missed significant periods ever since he first broke his foot at the end of 2009. However, apart from a small thigh problem last season, he has quietly become a [.
Let the kids play (under adult supervision that is) by Blaz Arsenal are edging closer to the start of our third competition this year. On Wednesday we play WBA, who on Saturday made sure Di Canio will not see October as a premier league boss. I am looking forward to the match very much, but [...]
The thing that, in my opinion, is the biggest threat to Arsenal and the chances of having a successful season this time around is the injury list. Some might say that Arsene Wenger should have planned for this, but Arsenal are not Chelsea and don't want to end up with over 20 players out on [...]
Why Wenger likes a left wing Nacho by KJ It's well known that Arsenal have a plethora of injuries at the moment, especially to the left wing position with Cazorla, Podolski and Oxlade-Chamberlain. As a result, we've been forced to play Wilshere as a LW. What's interesting is that rather than opting for someone like [.
Why Arsenal's win at Stoke was more impressive than the performance by KJ Sunday was a very good day for Arsenal, as all the fans that made their way to the Emirates (which has been a few weeks now) were able to witness a good 3 â€“ 1 win against Stoke (who've started a rivalry [...]
Wenger waiting on Walcott by Ash Arsenal's Theo Walcott is a player that frustrates many, yet is also supported by so many. I choose to have the approach that although I am often critical of the England international, I also choose to support him whenever he is wearing the Arsenal shirt! There is no doubt [.
When one door closes, another door opens they say. Well at Arsenal Football Club, it seems that no sooner has the summer transfer window closed then we are looking ahead to the winter window opening in January. Arsene Wenger has previously declared his dislike of the January window, but he has also used it as [.
It looks like the Arsenal team that runs out on the pitch at West Brom on Wednesday, in our first Capital One Cup game of the season, is going to look very different to the starting XI we have been getting used to recently. To be honest, Arsene Wenger does not have a lot of [...]
Arsenal haven't seen anything yet! by Ash Arsenal have had a fantastic season so far that has seen the North London club sustain their place at the top of the Premier League table for the second successive week. And although this may not be any mean feat for many clubs, to see Arsenal looking so [...
When Bacary Sagna got his head to another one of Mesut Ozil's fantastic balls into the box on Sunday afternoon, the Frenchman was hugely pleased for a few reasons. It was the third Arsenal goal of the day, effectively ending Stoke's determined resistance, and the French international right back must have known that it was [.
As the Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey continues to push on with the hottest run of form he has ever been in, football experts are really starting to sit up and take notice, and the plaudits are growing in size as well as number. It was actually a surprise yesterday when Ramsey was not [...
Match report Infographic by Matt Wow Arsenal fans, we really are on a roll at the minute, with Europe's assist master Mesut Ozil slotting into the team and setting up more goals, Ramsey on fire and even the defenders getting in on the act. Looking doen from the dizzy heights of number one spot in [..
Time to unshackle Arteta by Twig Matthieu Flamini has been a revelation in his second coming as an Arsenal player. He's vocal, aggressive and passionate. In fact, many people are wondering if he could be the signing of the season, even ahead of Mesut Ozil. Aside from solving our gaping need for a defensive midfielder, [.
Mesut Ozil is still very new to his Arsenal career, and English football in general, and if his international team mates Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker are anything to go by, it could be a while before the Gunners really start to see the best of him. However, that does not mean that he is [...]
Goalscorers prove their doubters wrong! by Ash Arsenal were victorious today in their attempt to regain the league's top spot, with a 3-1 win over Stoke City. It was not only the Gunners' aim to grab all three points but such a feat would see us return to the summit and that's exactly what we [...]
Not only do Arsenal have a very effective and confident first team, who have fired the Gunners to the dizzy heights of the top of the Premier League, but there are some real top quality players in the treatment room. The good news is that Arsenal seem to have gotten over the worst of the [...]
Hughes reckons this could be Arsene's last year! by Ash There has been constant speculation for the last few years that â€˜this could be Arsene Wenger's last year' at the Arsenal helm, however each year he has proved the rumours wrong and stuck with the Gunners through their times of trouble. Now yesterday's opposition manager [.
Is this the greatest Arsenal team in years? by Ash There has been a lot talk over the last few years about how Arsenal have done nothing but decline into the mix of a failing team, a team of past glories and a team that will take its time for a return to success. And [...]
Per Mertesacker is now the finished article! by Ash When Per Mertesacker arrived at Arsenal two years ago, in that horrible transfer window of summer 2011, in which we lost both Fabregas and Nasri, Mertesacker was labelled as a panic buy from Arsene Wenger on the last day of the window. Fans didn't know what [.
Rooney still a target for Arsenal! by Ash After what was originally a very disappointing transfer window for Arsenal, the last few days and the last day especially definitely sparked our season with the signing of world class German international midfielder Mesut Ozil. Ozil surprisingly wasn't one of the many players consistently linked with the [.
Arsenal need home consistency! by Ash Arsenal may have broken records recently with their away form, having not lost away from home since the early months of the year, and winning the last 10; however it's been a different case in games at the Emirates! Although not as drastic as it sounds with just one [.
There was concern for Arsenal shortly before the start of this game against Stoke, when it was announced that Theo Walcott was ill. That meant the young German Serge Gnabry would start alongside his countryman Mesut Ozil who was making his home debut. If we were worried about losing a big part of our attacking [.
The Emirates home crowd will today get their first chance to appreciate the silky skills of Arsenal Football Club's record signing Mesut Ozil, as the German keeps his place in the starting line up from the two away games at Sunderland and Marseille. The playmaker should get more room today, hopefully turning today's visitor's Stoke [.
Arsene Wenger has always been protective about the players under his authority at Arsenal Football Club, sometimes against all logical reasoning, but he has good reason for his latest statement backing the club's record signing against the continuing derogatory suggestions coming from Mesut Ozil's former club Real Madrid.
In the last couple of Arsenal games, away to Sunderland and Marseille, the inclusion of Mesut Ozil and the injuries to Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski have forced Arsene Wenger to play Jack Wilshere in a wider role than he is used to on the left. While he is left-footed, this is not [.
Bendtner should not deter Arsenal from signing Suarez by Twig This might seem like a very odd headline: how could Bendtner keep Suarez from a starting berth in any side? Well, the latest is that Arsene Wenger has thrown the door wide open for our estranged No. 23. Since Arsenal failed in getting rid of [.
Arsenal vs Stoke preview, line up and score line by KJ It's been a few weeks since the last Arsenal home game and you can guarantee that the atmosphere will be rocking. Two good away wins since the international break as well as the acquisition of Ã–zil will mean a very happy crowd indeed and [...]
You don't normally hear football players and managers talking up their chances too much, but Arsenal Football club is a place full of confidence and optimism at the minute. A few days after Theo Walcott made a bold statement of intent about Arsenal and their chances of claiming the Premier League crown this season, Arsene [.
Arsene Wenger has been talking about the striker situation at Arsenal and while many people would describe it as a crisis, the Frenchman seems pretty happy with what he has got. This makes the rumoured transfer of the Romanian international Ciprian Marica very unlikely. It was reported in the Metro yesterday that the 27-year old [.
Arsenal fans and players are expecting a tough game and a physical battle when Stoke come to the Emirates tomorrow. It mat be a different style of football to that which Arsenal prefer to plat, but it takes all sorts and that is part and parcel of the English game. I am not going to [...]
There is a lot of pressure on the shoulders of Olivier Giroud at the minute. The French international is a big, strong lad though, and I am sure he can handle it. However, being the only fit striker at the club, along with a busy fixture list, does increase the risk of fatigue, burn-out or [...]
Would you take Alex Song back at Arsenal? by Ash After just 18 months in sunny Spain, former Arsenal player Alex Song is reportedly considering his future at Barcelona, with severe concerns over a lack of playing time for the defensive midfielder. Alex Song only joined Barcelona in the summer transfer window of 2012, and [.
Is dropping Koscielny for Vermaelen a good idea? by Ash There were some suggestions after the Marseille game from fans that Arsenal should drop Laurent Koscielny to re-introduce Thomas Vermaelen back to the Arsenal set up. And upon hearing those thoughts from fellow Arsenal fans, everything was put into perspective, are they out of their [.
There is some great news for Arsenal on the injury front today. Our Spanish midfielder, vice-captain and leading exponent of the hairdo, Mikel Arteta returned to full training with his team mates and has a chance of being included in the squad for the visit of Stoke City to the Emirates on Sunday. Arteta is [.
About time Stoke got a good kickin' and Arsenal is not shy of serving it by Blaz This Sunday lunch time we have a meeting with one of the least popular teams in North London, Stoke City FC. There was quite a lot ob bad blood between them and Arsenal, the origin of it coming, [...]
When Arsenal triumphed away in the Champions League against Marseille on Wednesday, not only was it a remarkable record 10th straight win on the road, it seemed like the first game in ages when the Gunners came away with no new injuries. A lot was made of Mesut Ozil and his struggle to make a [...]
Arsenal will look to turn a good week into a fantastic one when Mark Hughes brings his Stoke City side to the Emirates on Sunday. A lot of football experts and fans, including myself, have been very surprised by Stoke this season, but I expect Arsene Wenger and an in-form Arsenal side to bring them [.
There is a lot of talk and speculation flying around at the minute about how to improve the England national side, and the latest proposal could be fantastic news for Arsenal Football Club. The idea being discussed is to bring English football more into line with Europe by allowing and encouraging the bigger clubs to [.
Why Arsenal may just win it this time â€“ By Xan Hey guys, this is my first piece of writing on justarsenal.com and hopefully, it won't be my last. It's been the fashionable topic of late and since everyone's in an excellent mood, I figured I'd add my two cents. I want to assess whether [...]
It is time for me to ask for entries to our weekly competition (all this season) to win a brand new, limited edition, stunningly fashionable JustArsenal T-Shirt! We had an excellent turn out last week with over 180 entries, and the winner Alexhare got all three prdeictions exactly right, but for some reason hasn't answered [.
Wilshere says Arsenal won't get ahead of themselves! by Ash Arsenal have broken new club records with our away form, being the best winning streak of some time, and if it hadn't been for our slip up against Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, with a little help from the referee, then [...]
Who to go for in January by Ben This is, hopefully, going to be my first article on â€˜Just Arsenal'. Having been a follower of the great club, and therefore this website, for well over a decade, I feel that I have something relevant to say. I believe this is the best Arsenal squad, overall, [...]
Giroud wants competition at Arsenal! by Ash Arsenal had a very productive summer in the end with the signings of Mesut Ozil and Emiliano Viviano being completed on transfer deadline day, and then the signings of young striker Yaya Sanogo, and ex-Gunner Mathieu Flamini also arriving earlier in the summer.
Walcott will have the fans off his back for now by Ash After last night's performance against Marseille, Arsenal have both some positives and negatives to take away from the game. Whilst in my opinion they are mainly negatives there are of course always some positive aspects, and one of which is that fact Theo [.
Everyone concerned with Arsenal, fans and players included, are gobsmacked at the way the young Welshman Aaron Ramsey has hit the ground running this season. Even those who supported him against the general fans' feeling last season did not expect him to be pulling up trees the way he is, and that includes the man [.
Before the Arsenal first team took on and beat Marseille in the first Champions League group game last night, the under 19 version of the Gunners put their French equivalents to the sword with an emphatic 4 1 win. It was an excellent performance from the youngsters, and Serge Gnabry's double may well have [.
At the end of last season, Arsenal fans were really on a high after a late surge to overtake Tottenham for the last Champions League spot. Then, with the wholesale changes being made at Manchester United, City and Chelsea, we started to get this unfamiliar feeling of optimism for the coming season. Arsene Wenger and [.
Khedira could join Ozil at Arsenal? by Ash The transfer window may have only just closed, but the rumours regarding possible incomers at Arsenal continue unchecked all year round, and a recent piece of speculation revolves around the Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira who has some very interesting quotes.
Infographic of Marseille v Arsenal by allarsenal.com Here is the latest infographic report produced by our friends over at allarsenal.com, with all the useful and interesting starts and titbits from Arsenal's victorious start to the Champions League campaign in Marseille last night. MATCH REPORT INFOGRAPHIC The Gunners managed a 2-1 victory in their first Champions [.
Champions League review by KJ Marseille 1 â€“ 2 Arsenal; we survived the first half and punished them in the second. The game started off decently with us getting Walcott through on goal numerous times. Unfortunately Theo struggled to put those chances away. We were forced to defend resolutely for the remainder of the half [.
Mertesacker hails excellent Arsenal! by Ash When Arsenal signed Per Mertesacker back on transfer deadline day in summer 2011, many labelled him as a â€˜panic buy'. He was expected to flop in English football because, despite being a full German international, his severe lack of pace meant that many thought he wouldn't be able to [.
After a slow start to his Arsenal career, the France international Olivier Giroud got going and ended up having a decent, if not spectacular first season in the Premier League. The striker showed flashes of brilliance, like his goal against Brighton and some of his clever flicks in link up play, but he was guilty [.
Ba was set for Arsenal! by Ash Throughout the summer transfer window, Arsenal had seemingly been on the lookout for top quality players with the likes of Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas linked in the media, however in reality we must reflect on the summer perhaps not being as promising as we had originally wished, [.
Arsenal started with the same team that beat Sunderland at the weekend, apart from the return of Per Mertesacker, with Jenkinson dropping back to the bench. Arsenal needed a good start to quieten the vocal Marseille crowd, but they didn't get. It was a difficult first half for the Gunners, as the French team pressed [.
It is a little bit premature to say that this first game in the Champions League group stage is a must win for Arsenal, but it is very important for the Gunners to get off to a good start in the group of death, and Arsene Wenger will have targeted the French side as one [...]
Champions League season 2013-14 by Blaz The Uefa Champions league season 2013/14 is off and running. As per usual, Arsenal is a part of competition and as per usual we didn't have any luck with the draw. For the last couple of seasons we have been paired (in the second round) with future champions like [.
Ramsey earns the praise from Wenger by Ash After such a fantastic start to the season, Aaron Ramsey has already earned his plaudits from across the country. The Welshman's team mates at Arsenal have already been very praising of him and the media has picked up on his performances too, but now Wenger has joined [.
Criticisms, the Criticised And their Reaction by EH People, especially Arsenal fans, react to things or happenings on a daily basis. It is either that they are saying how well they like a thing or an action, or how much they dislike it. Sometimes such reactions are directly directed at an individual.
Has Ozil closed the Arsenal door on Fabregas return? by Twig When Cazorla arrived at Arsenal in the 2012/2013 season many Gunners thought that Wenger had finally found a replacement for their departed captain, Cesc Fabregas. It wasn't surprising as both players are Spanish and are technically very sound.
Wenger had doubts over Flamini return! by Ash When Arsenal had announced that we were re-signing Mathieu Flamini, many were sceptical over the signing for many different reasons. Firstly people were not sure if he was really a good player after all of the injuries he had sustained, as well as some concerns over his [.
Marseille vs Arsenal preview by KJ The first game of the Champions league group stage is upon us and as we all know, it's the most difficult and competitive group of them all. We face by far the easiest team in Marseille and even they are definitely no pushover. They have quality players like Valbuena [.
Who are we? Since Arsenal Football Club started off as Dial Square in 1886 by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, South-East London, we have been one of the most successful football teams in English Football. Dial Square was renamed Woolwich Arsenal in 1893 after becoming a limited company. Over [.
The ideal situation in a strong and competitive football squad is generally thought to be having two players vying for each position. Arsenal do not really have that, especially after the mass clear out of youth and others deemed surplus to requirements this summer, but I am going to assume that is Arsene Wenger's general [.
Should we risk Giroud for Marseille? by Ash This week Arsenal's champions league situation transfers to the group stage after beating Fenerbache 5-0 over the course of the two legs. We start our journey to the top with an away game to Marseille in France and it should certainly be an interesting game!
Arsenal v Marseille Preview by YT With the Barclays Premier League season fully underway, its reached that time of the season. The Champions League. Arsenal are in considerably one of the most 'competitive groups' (in other words, one of the toughest) this season. But we will finally get a real feel for the Champions League [.
Arsene Wenger is clearly delighted as well as relieved to have his club captain Thomas Vermaelen back from his injury lay-off. The Belgium international centre back came on for the last 10 minutes or so at Sunderland on Saturday, and Wenger now has a decision to make about his starting line-up from now on.
Signings for Winter Transfer Window by AM Hi Gooners!!! This is my first article. I hope you like it. The summer transfer window was really very thrilling, reason being Wenger acquired the best no.10 in the world just by magic words (and of course 42.4m pounds) on deadline day. And what a debut he had [.
I was among the many Arsenal fans who were surprised, if not amazed, that Arsene Wenger did not snap up the Brazilian international keeper Julio Cesar from QPR this summer. He would not have cost very much, because Harry Redknapp was keen to get him off the books in the Championship. When we sold Vito [.
5 things Wenger must change by Twig It's not only statements like "He is like a new signing" that irks Arsenal fans so much about Arsene Wenger. In general, Arsenal fans really, really like their manager and would not change him with anyone else. After all, it was he who gave Arsenal it's distinctive attractive [.
It appears that some football pundits just cannot help themselves from their Arsenal bashing. Jamie Redknapp usually likes to predict Arsenal dropping out of the Premier League top four at the expense of one of his former clubs, Tottenham or Liverpool. It has never happened yet, but maybe he is working on the law of [.
After Theo Walcott enjoyed his best ever season with Arsenal last time around, expectations were high that he would carry on in the same vein and perhaps do even better this year. Well it hasn't really happened for the 24-year old forward so far this season, for club or country, and he is starting to [.
It was some Arsenal debut for Mesut Ozil. Even though the German international midfielder had sat out traing due ti illness the day before, Ozil introduced himself to the Arsenal fans and the Premier League with an assured display. His 11th minute exquisite touch and ball into the box for Giroud to open the scoring [.
There were rumours linking Arsenal with a wide variety of strikers this summer, while there was public confirmation from Liverpool that Arsene Wenger had launched an audacious Â£40 million bid for the Uruguayan international forward Luis Suarez. Buy when the window slammed shut on September 2nd, the only striker the Gunners had signed was the [.
Jack Wilshere got a full 90 minutes under his belt against Sunderland on Saturday, which is great news for him, Arsenal and the England national side. Still only 21-years old, the pressure and expectation on Jack is massive, but some recent below par performances are not due to that, he insists, but because he has [.
Sunderland 1 â€“ 3 Arsenal, our hot form continues! by KJ Sunderland away seemed the game that would trip Arsenal up after all the good work before the international break, but thanks to the brilliant work of Giroud and Ramsey, we continue our good form into a vital month for Arsenal. The first goal was [.
What's happened to Walcott? by Ash Theo Walcott cried out to become Arsenal's highest earner last season because not only did he feel he should be paid on par with the rest of the regular England international players but he also felt his importance to the team was a vital aspect of our success. Many [.
It is apparent to anyone concerned with Arsenal that the club is in the middle of an injury crisis. Some fans blame Arsene Wenger and the board for this, due to the failure to sign more players in the summer transfer window, while some back the manager and feel he has just been unlucky. The [...]
Olivier Giroud has moved to allay the fears of Arsenal fans after seeming to twist his knee quite badly towards the end of the Premier League victory over Sunderland on Saturday. The French striker was subbed off straight away, but it really looked as if he was going to become the ninth first team Arsenal [.
Another Job for Ramsey? By Twig BOOM! Giroud is injured. We all saw it coming didn't we? As far as strikers are concerned, Arsenal were as good as standing on one leg, and Wenger really missed a trick by failing to sign a striker this summer. There was a lot of time between when Liverpool [...]
Arteta and Podolski just weeks away from return! by Ash The news is rolling in for Arsenal at the moment and fortunately the majority of the time it's good. The much anticipated debut of Mesut Ozil went well, opening his account on the assist front with the Gunners just 11 minutes into the game, whilst [.
Does Arsenal have the worst bench in the league? by Ash Arsenal used to have the best individual players in the league in the likes of Robert Pires, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Sol Campbell. They were our starting players and a bench of the likes of Fabregas, Flamini, Edu and Reyes meant we had [.
Hi Arsenal fans. After another good away win at Sunderland that saw the Gunners finish the weekend back where we belong, right at the top of the Premier League table, our friends at allarsenal.com have prepared another Infographic display showing all the key moments. All we need now is for Swansea to beat the scousers [.
Arteta and Vermaelen's return! by Ash As Arsenal hear the bad news that both Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker had been ruled out of the game vs. Sunderland with injury and illness respectively, there wass some good news on the injury front with two key players set to return for the Gunners. Arsenal welcomed back [.
Is Coquelin's future in doubt at AFC? by Ash Arsenal decided to let go off a lot of the players classed as â€˜deadwood' this summer, whether that be by selling them, loaning them or even releasing them in the case of Denilson, Arshavin and Squillaci, however I think one name that we were all quite [.
Wenger confident in Emiliano Viviano by Ash In the mist of all the hype of Mesut Ozil's deadline day to Arsenal from Real Madrid in a club record breaking Â£42.4 million deal, many seem to have forgotten the club's other deadline day signing in Emiliano Viviano. The Italian goalkeeper joined a few hours from the [.
His name is Rambo, super Rambo. The Welshman has taken this season by the scruff of the neck and is ragging it around like a pitbull with a toy. He was named as the Man of the Match again yesterday as Arsenal beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light to go to the top of [...]
Match review and ratings by Twig A great win for Arsenal away and Ozil makes his much awaited debut for the Gunners. It was an Arsenal performance that was typified by glaring misses especially in the first half. It wasn't a vintage Gunners performance by any means, but it's a valuable 3 points. Here are [.
Szczesny interview by Jools The Arsenal and Poland international keeper Wojciech Szczesny was an unused substitute in both of his country's international games recently, and afterwards he spoke to reporter Robert Blonski about a number of things that appeared in the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper. Luckily for Just Arsenal, Jools has translated this for us and [.
This game was always going to be all about the debut of Mesut Ozil once the Arsenal team sheet was revealed and the German international's name was on it. The Gunners are absolutely ravaged by illness and injury, with Cazorla and Mertesacker joining all the others on the sidelines, but the fact that our record [.
Arsenal fans everywhere will be hugely relieved to hear that our new star and club record signing Mesut Ozil has recovered from the illness that stopped him training yesterday and has been named by Arsene Wenger in the Gunners starting line up. Oxil's debut is a timely boost for Arsenal, as is the return of [.
Arsenal were chasing Paul Pogba! by Ash Arsenal were linked with a whole host of players over the course of the summer, some of which were top quality like Luis Suarez and some of which were perhaps nothing more than a Sunday league player, however at the end of the window, Arsenal fans were left [..
Chamberlain in for a tough return? by Ash As I'm sure you are aware, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is currently out of action with an injury and with the England international star not fully knowing how long the extent of the injury will take to heal, it may be a tough return for Chambo. Before his [...]
There is worrying news for Arsenal fans, and it must have letf Arsene Wenger scratching his head. If the Frenchman is superstitious in any way, he will be wearing his lucky pants, rubbing his rabbit's foot or whatever he thinks will bring him a bit of good fortune, because two of his key players are [.
Arsene Wenger's new body language By AondoaverK I planned to submit this article yesterday morning but when I saw Bob's write up `Wenger puts job on line if Arsenal win no trophies`, I said there was no point since he was already making the point I wanted to make. I changed my mind in the [...]
Sunderland preview by KJ It's been a long gruelling two weeks but football is finally back and Sunderland away is definitely an interesting tie. Although we have the addition of our little German Mesut Ã–zil to look forward to, hopefully, this is not what makes the tie interesting for me. It's interesting as Sunderland are [.
Sagna sees his future in the middle! by Ash Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna wasn't even sure if he would still be with the Gunners earlier this summer, with moves to Malaga and Paris St Germain supposedly in the making, however it's very clear to everyone now that the Frenchman did in fact commit to the [.
Wenger's midfield headache! by Ash Before transfer deadline day, all Arsenal fans alike recognised that our squad was desperately thin both in terms of quality as well as numbers. After transfer deadline day, Arsenal fans were left a lot happier with the news we had signed Mesut Ozil, however two additions still hasn't really added [.
The Arsenal under-21 side were in action last night at the Emirates, and they put in an impressive performance to beat a strong West Brom side by 1 0. The goal was a stunning volley from the young German player Serge Gnabry, and it may just have booked him a seat on the coach [...]
Ozil strongly believes we can be title winners! by Ash It has almost been 10 years since Arsenal won the Premier League with our last win of the trophy coming back in our invincible year of 2003/04. Things have changed dramatically since that date and we have seen our club unfortunately fall to a steady [.
Corchia still on Arsene's wish list? by Ash Although a transfer window for the summer has only just shut, people are already getting ready for the time that it opens up again in January and generally it seems Arsenal fans are expecting big things from the club with expectations now high following the arrival of [.
After eight years without a trophy, it is quite understandable that Arsenal fans have become frustrated and desperate to win another. When you consider this is the same club that just 10 years won the Premier League title, becoming the first, and still the only, side to do it without losing a single match, eight [.
I was one of the many Arsenal fans that was getting very close to blowing my top at times during the summer. The Gunners were already well behind a large number of Premier League clubs when it came to the record transfer fee paid, and once the deals for Higuain and Suarez were dead in [...]
Arsenal fans are set to see the debut of our new super-signing Mesut Ozil this weekend at the Stadium of Light and he couldn't really hope for an easier team to face. The Black Cats have gained just one point this season and in fact haven't won any of their last seven League games, and [...]
Mesut Ozil was officially presented to the world as an Arsenal player yesterday, as Arsene Wenger and the former Real Madrid man took the press conference ahead of the weekend's Premier League game at Sunderland. The 24-year old had to use a translator, but he did manage one phrase, a sort of revers of John [.
Wenger doesn't understand transfer values! by Ash Arsene Wenger has always been a stubborn man when it comes to transfer windows with Arsenal because he has a strong reluctance to not only spend high amounts of money, but in fact just spend any money in the first place! Because of this he has often been [.
There has not been a football match awaited with suck keen interest by Arsenal fans for some considerable time. There is a lot of optimism among the ranks of Gunners at the minute, and an away trip to a struggling Sunderland side offers a great chance for Arsenal to continue the good form and pit [..
Bendtner likely to feature for Arsenal â€˜soon'? by Ash All summer Arsenal had been trying to get rid of all the deadwood at the club and this list included the likes of Arshavin, Squillaci, Chamakh and Djourou, as well as a whole host of youngsters from the reserves. Two other players that were put on [.
Unfortunately for Yaya Sanogo, and for Arsenal Football Club, the new young striker picked up a back injury playing for the France under 21 side last week. His injury is not thought to be too serious, but he would otherwise been in with a great chance of making his third competitive Arsenal appearance since joining [.
Aguero disrespects Arsenal by Sam P I don't know if Sergio Aguero just forgot to include Arsenal in his discussion of who he sees as contenders for the Premier League title, and quite frankly I don't care. I just want Arsene Wenger to make sure that the players take it as a personal insult. Pin [...]
I am not trying to completely excuse the performances of the Arsenal stars Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott in England's draw against Ukraine on Tuesday, because both were below par, but there are some mitigating circumstances we should look at, and the main one is Wilshere's lack of match fitness. Roy Hodgson defended the 21-year [.
Post international look ahead by Blaz Hey Arsenal fans, it's been a while since my last article so it's about time I wrote you something. This week the second round of international games went through, and we had mixed result. I mean, I don't really care about internationals (I was a huge, giant dutch fan [.
Laurent Koscielny seems to have cemented himself a place in the Arsenal first team, but the 27-year old France international defender is taking nothing for granted, especially with club captain Thomas Vermaelen back in training and close to full fitness. Moving to Arsenal has also kick started his international career.
An away trip to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light is not the scariest of prospects for an in form Arsenal team. The Wearsiders form is not exactly awe inspiring either, with defeats to fellow strugglers Fulham and Crystal Palce and a draw at Southampton so far in the league. They do have a [...
I don't think anyone would be surprised if Arsene Wenger tries to sign Luis Suarez for Arsenal again, maybe even as soon as next January. That doesn't mean that the Uruguayan striker will be coming to the Emirates, though, because there are a number of factors to the deal and many obstacles in the way.
There are various theories about why Arsenal have had a much improved defensive record in the last year or so. Last season, the Gunners conceded just 37 Premier League goals, 12 less than the previous year. That is almost a 30 percent reduction. The statistics look even better when you look at just the last [.
Santi can't believe his eyes! by AH Arsenal's best player last season was voted as Santi Cazorla, and few Arsenal fans will argue that the Spanish midfield maestro deserved it, so the player is already well respected at the club even though he has been in London for just over a year. The fact that [.
Phew, the interlull is over and it appears that Arsenal's international players have come through it unscathed. Theo Walcott was the victim of a painful looking tackle to his achilles, but he played on for quite a while before being replaced. He was limping a bit when he came off, and it would have been [.
Flamini was a great tactical signing by Arsenal! by AH When Arsenal made the announcement that Arsene Wenger had decided to resign Mathieu Flamini on a three year deal, a lot of Arsenal fans quickly threw their arms in the air and wondered what an earth was going on at our great club. And rightly [..
Arsene Wenger may have to call 17-year old Chuba Akpom into the first team for Arsenal's Premier League trip to face Sunderland on Saturday, because the new signing Yaya Sanogo picked up a back injury in the game against Kazakhstan last week. The 21-year old striker has returned to the club for treatment and it [.
I am not going to be too hard on Arsenal's Polish international keeper Wojciech Szczesny. After all, he is still only 23-years old and has put in some stunning performances for the Gunners since making his first team debut against West Brom in a 2009 league cup game. Coincidentally, that could well be the same [.
Zelalem hit with injury set back! by Ash Arsenal are beginning to build a strong German core with the likes of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and new club record signing Mesut Ozil all being key figures in this current Arsenal team, but we also need to recognise we have a fair few German talents coming [.
Your favourite player and why by Big Gun Dear Gooners, It is really good to see a more unified Arsenal fan base these days. It was getting to a point where either Arsene would have to spend, or the fans were eventually going to take matters into their own hands. I am relieved it was [...]
Arsenal overview after Ozil feelings settled. by Disturbance Just like any arsenal fan, I was over the moon when I heard Ozil is joining us! But now when the dust has settled and I make a reality check of our squad, there are still issues to be addressed. Ozil improves the strongest part of our [...]
The Arsenal stars Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are ready to answer the call, and they will be called on heavily by England tonight. Roy Hodgson's team is facing a crucial world cup qualifier against their main rivals to win the group, Ukraine. The game will be played in a ferocious atmosphere in Kiev, but [.
It has been suggested that the transfer of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal almost did not happen, and it would have been Manchester United who the Arsenal fans would have been furious with, as well as Arsene Wenger and the club's executives I suspect. The report in the Daily Star claims that United were just a [.
Perez palms the media off to Arsenal! by Ash Arsenal are often used to having the media on our back with the constant slaughtering of several areas of our team including the famous Frenchman, Le Prof Arsene Wenger. But since we signed Mesut Ozil the media, British especially, has been nothing but keen and praising [.
There was a point in the summer transfer window, about two weeks ago, when many Arsenal fans were going around as if they were filled with nitro-glycerine. The club had just made their second signing of the summer, but there was a lot of anger about it being another free transfer. The fact that it [.
While Arsenal fans are still in party mode, despite still not seeing the new signing Mesut Ozil run on to a pitch in an Arsenal shirt yet, the fans of his former club Real Madrid are in grumble mode. In various surveys taken by Spanish football sites, a majority of Madrid fans are unhappy with [...]
Big things are expected of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal. Not only does the German midfielder come with a big reputation, but his transfer fee has nearly trebled the previous transfer record of the Gunners. So just what can we expect from Ozil and, perhaps more importantly, will he be better than the creative players of [.
Like many Arsenal fans, I cannot wait to see what the best signing of the summer, Mesut Ozil, will bring to the Gunners. The Germany international has a multitude of talents, but the one that most players and pundits seem to be focusing on is his ability to create chances and provide goal assists. That [.
Arsene Wenger likes to keep his transfer targets and dealings at Arsenal as quiet as possible, at least until any firm offers are made, but the very public saga about the Liverpool and Uruguay front man Luis Suarez this summer means that the whole world knows that Wenger wants him at Arsenal. There are many [.
Players delighted at Ozil addition by Ash It has almost been a week since we found out Arsenal would be signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a Â£42.4 million deal; however the fans are still as excited to see him play as they were at the start and it doesn't look like things will [...]
What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday there was a general feeling amongst Arsenal fans that Arsene Wenger was on very thin ice indeed. The North London Derby victory over our fierce rivals Tottenham took some of that pressure off the Frenchman, but many fans' feelings on the manager were on hold until the [.
It seems as if it is all about German players at the minute for Arsenal Football Club. The Gunners have four potential stars of the future in the reseves; with 18-year old Serge Gnabry, 20-year old Thomas Eisfled and 16-year old Gedion Zelalem all making good impressions on this summer's pre-season tour of Asia.
Ozil IS worth that much and more! by Iceman Greetings fellow Gooners, first of all I would like to point out that this is my first article, but I am more than happy I waited till this very moment before I decided to express my literature skills on a very passionate and important moment for [...]
Vermaelen could soon return for Arsenal! by Ash There is a welcome story today reporting that Arsenal captain and central defender Thomas Vermaelen could soon return for the club after spending the last few months out with an injury! Vermaelen failed to feature in pre-season having suffered an injury during his holiday break, but now [.
I was absolutely stunned today to read that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have come in for criticism from the departed Ivorian international striker Gervinho. The 26-year old was allowed to leave for Italy and the Serie A side Roma this summer, when Wenger admitted that his confidence was not likely to return at the Emirates.
Arsenal could snap up Montoya for nothing! by Ash Arsenal Wenger and Arsenal have been associated with a lot of free transfers in recent years with the signing of several players who were out of contract. Although that might not be the case with the new club record signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, [.
Before Arsenal had completed the stunning signing of Mesut Ozil on transfer deadline day, Arsene Wenger and the club were coming in for plenty of criticism for their perceived failure to do any significant business in the transfer market. A few people were astounded that Arsenal were struggling to bring in their targets, because the [.
The France international and Arsenal midfielder is one of the unluckiest footballers in recent memory. He has got the sort of luck that would make it worth your while taking him to a casino, sitting him at the Roulette wheel and getting him to play red or black, so you could play the opposite and [..
For the last few years, there has been a lot of talk in the football world about Germany, and the Arsenal manager certainly seems to have taken it on board. Arsene Wenger has just made Mesut Ozil the third German international player at the club, alongside Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, and there could soon [.
II think it is safe to say that most Arsenal fans were far from happy with the summer transfer window until Arsene Wenger and his transfer team pulled off the signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. That last minute deal has got all the newspapers, football websites, pundits and commentators talking, but it doers [.
Marica on his way to Arsenal? by Ash Arsenal's transfer dealings may not be over for the summer just yet, with reports coming out of Romania that free agent striker Ciprian Marica could move to the Emirates next week. Arsenal did have a highly successful transfer window in the end, signing four players in Ozil [.
The strikers Wenger should really be looking at. By stefanthegooner1 Dear Gooners, I would just like to reiterate that I am still buzzing over Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil. He is a world class talent that will definitely improve our squad. The thought of him linking up with Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere in midfield is [.
There is a stranger and unfamiliar sense of optimism running around Arsenal Football Club at the minute, as shown in an earlier article where Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain expressed his belief that the Gunners could finally put an end to all this talk of a trophy drought. Of course, the main trophy that Arsenal want to win [.
When will Sanogo's time come? by AH For a long period of time in the summer transfer window, young French under 21 international striker Yaya Sanogo was Arsenal's only signing and for a long time it looked as if he may be our only signing. However a move for ex-Gunner Mathieu Flamini and deadline day [.
The transfer deadline day capture of Mesut Ozil was important to Arsenal for various reasons. Forget for a minute about the arguments over whether Arsene Wenger should have signed more players in different areas, that one transfer has lifted a lot of the tension from the club. Wenger's own position is now more secure, and [.
Who should start for Arsenal? by GC I have been listening about who should perform in the Arsenal starting XI this season. I just want to make my opinion towards this interesting theme all Gunners are talking about! In my opinion, it's almost impossible to make one single team that starts almost every game in [.
Arsenal could return for Suarez in January! by Ash Arsenal had arguably one of the best transfer windows in a long time when you look at their recent history, because for once we managed to retain all of our good quality players, whilst also spending correctly and although perhaps not efficiently, overall we made some [.
Is Mesut Ã–zil Â£42.4m well spent? by Tom It seems few transfers in the history of the Premier League have generated as much opinion and discourse as Mesut Ã–zil's move from Real Madrid to Arsenal for a reported Â£42.4 million. From expert analysts to the most part-time of football fans, his is the name on [.
Ozil signing means Wenger is going to stay for long at Arsenal? By YK The interview on the official website, Arsenal.com with our new bride Mesut Ozil has given Arsenal fans an idea of what to expect particularly in terms of Wenger's future at Arsenal. There are has been quite a lot of argument about [.
It seems as if Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger can relax again for a couple of days. With a number of injury problems already troubling the Gunners, and the squad looking a bit thin, the last thing we need is for any more players to pick up knocks during this international break. Well the first [...]
Ã–zil improves us more than you imagine by MV There's been a lot of talk since the window closed about how Arsenal have pulled off quite the coup by signing one of the best, if not the best, number 10s in the world. If you don't believe me all you need to do is look [...]
It is a sure sign of the continuity and stability at Arsenal Football Club that our new and former player Mathieu Flamini feels like he has never been away, with plenty of players and staff behind the scenes being the same as when he left the club to play for AC Milan in Italy five [...]
Lukas Podolski was one of the first Arsenal players to welcome the new signing Mesut Ozil to the Gunners following his deadline day transfer from Real Madrid. Podolski also dragged his injured hamstring along to greet his international team mate with an Arsenal shirt, where Ozil is with the Germany national side.
Despite various rumours suggesting that Arsenal or Real Madrid might make a last ditch attempt to sign the Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool, the 26-year old is still at Anfield and seems to be happy to stay, at least for now, and try to bring back some of the club's former glories. What is [.
Should Santi play on the wings? by Martin There are many things that fans have to say about their club, particularly Arsenal fans. This ranges from questioning tactics, team selections and also (recently) transfer targets. While there is nothing wrong with that in my eyes, some fans tend to go overboard and end up talking [.
Dear Gooners, yesterday Michael wrote an excellent article about how he came about to love the Arsenal. It is great to see that it is not just the club's successful history and prestige still attracting fans during these trophyless years, but more so the impeccable and timeless ethic our club has displayed on and off [.
Yet again it seems that Arsenal's players are being put at risk by the England national team. Roy Hodgson is faced with two hugely important and must win games, against Moldova at Wembley tonight and against Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday. The two Arsenal players who are going to be involved are Jack Wilshere and [.
It seems that the Arsenal manager has plans, and they are not only plans for this season. There was an almighty row among Arsenal fans this summer when the media started talking about a new contract for the Prof, mainly because a large section of Gonners thought that Wenger was at least partly to blame [.
Assessing Our Summer Transfer Activity by Uche Hi Arsenal fans. If you are still high on Ozil, please keep smoking that stuff from the Emirates because nothing tastes better right now. Before I start, I would like to warn you guys ahead of time that this will be a long article. There is just so [...]
When Arsenal finished last season with a win away at Newcastle, the players celebrated like they had won a trophy. In a way, they had according to Arsene Wenger. Whatever the rights and wrongs, you can bet that AVB and Tottenham would have given almost anything to be in our position. Then came all the [.
I can't speak for the rest of the Arsenal fans, in fact I can't really speak at all because my mouth is full of flies after walking around with my jaw hanging open since Monday night. However, I am going to go out on a limb and say that we are all excited about the [...]
Ozil has made Arsenal a team to be feared! by Ash Around 10 years ago or so Arsenal had the most dominant team in England and arguably one of the best in Europe. If it hadn't been for the heartfelt defeat in Paris to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final, then we could have [...]
How should Arsenal lineup when everyone is fit? By Twig The signing of Ozil gives Arsenal a player of undoubted "top, top" quality, but also gives the manager some selection headaches. By December all our players, including even Diaby, should be fit and ready (we hope) for selection. For the first time in a long [.
How I became a football fan by MV I know that many of you might find this article superfluous and strange, but with the ongoing euphoria that has accompanied the signing of Mesut Ã–zil by Arsenal, I wanted to share my story to fellow Gooners and hopefully show that our great club is moving away [...]
Ã–zil the platform by KJ I haven't had a chance to give my thoughts on that dramatic final day of the transfer deadline as I've been really busy. To be honest, I can't really add much more to what everyone will know â€“ Ã–zil was a fantastic signing. I had my doubts all summer (as [...]
Before and during the transfer window, there were many rumours flying around about Arsenal's financial situation. Some said the board were just pulling the wool over our eyes once again and were lying about how much money we had to spend in the transfer window. (As I pointed out, the finance is public info, so [.
Podolski causes fear in Arsenal camp! by AH Whilst the rest of us are now thinking about a certain German international that goes by the name of Mesut Ozil, Arsenal have been told that Lukas Podolski's injury may keep him out of action longer than we originally thought, according to a report in the Daily [.
With the signing of Mesut Ozil, Arsenal have set down a real marker. The German international midfielder transformed what was looking like an underwhelming and frustrating transfer window for the Gunners into an exceptonal one, and it is the signing that has really set journalist's keyboards tapping and tongues wagging, but it was so close [.
This transfer window has been torment but could it actually turn out be a blessing in disguise. by MS So it's finally over, and I mean FINALLY! Arsenal fans started the summer full of promises, we had hold ups, haggles, negotiations over an extra million or two, mass reductions in playing staff, an amazing Asian [.
6 underwhelming facts about Arsenal transfer activity by Twig Mesut Ozil's arrival has expectedly lifted the spirits of the coaching staff, players and fans of Arsenal. In addition, we've finally spent above Â£15M and it makes bigger deals easier for the board to swallow in future. Finally, Arsenal FC have awoken to the reality that [.
Top ten positives from the transfer window By AondoaverK Hello Arsenal fans, it's time to exhale! The market is over and we are the talk of town. You'd even think we just won a major trophy in injury time, in the most agonizing fashion. The four signings the Gunners made and the players released might [.
AOB and AKB groups unite- you are both correct- by Gunner Gyz The spectacular signing of a top top top player like Mesut Ozil should unite Arsenal fans finally right? One would think so, but not so much. It has become apparent in recent years that there are 2 factions of supporters who both [...]
I am one of the many Arsenal fans who hoped that this summer would spell the end of the road at Arsenal for Nicklas Bendtner. The 25-year old Denmark international seems to have been on his way out of the club forever, but he is still a Gunner after a deadline day transfer to Crystal [...]
I think we can all agree that the big name signing of Mesut Ozil by Arsenal was a pretty big transfer coup. Some fans are over the moon about it, while some still feel that Arsene Wenger should also have strengthened in other areas, but there is no doubt that the Gunners have signed the [...]
I know it is probably too early in the season to judge him properly, but with four goals in five games so far, Olivier Giroud has got off to a flying start and has got everybody talking about him. After another sublime finish from the big Frenchman gave the Gunners a great victory over Tottenham [...
Arsenal fans can relax and smile by Big Gun Hi Gooners, I don't think any of us have smiled this much since, well I cannot even remember! (Beating a 100m Spurs team aside). It has been a very long transfer window, and I for one had one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride through it [...]
Wenger the enabler by dboy I have to admit that the signing of Ozil has got me excited, but having said that, I am not completely happy with the way Arsenal transfers were handled. I can't help thinking that the signing of one big name player was the plan of Wenger and the board all [...]
Flamini proves his worth against Spurs! by Ash Last week Arsenal made their second summer signing by completing a move for ex-Gunner Mathieu Flamini. Upon the announcement there was a mix of emotions from the Arsenal fans because we didn't know whether to feel excited at another new face or disgruntled over the fact it [.
Arsenal 1 â€“ 0 Tottenham. The shadow still looms over Tottenham by Kash What a game today. After all the criticism from both fans and pundits, it was a Giroud goal that will be keeping Arsenal fans sweet (for at least a day!). We started the game well but slowly let Tottenham into it. Our [...]
The in-coming Mesut Ozil has already destroyed Arsenal's record transfer fee and our wage structure by earning a massive Â£140,000 a week over the next five years, and although he admits that he didn't expect to be leaving Real Madrid this early in his career, now he is here he intends to help us break [.
I personally don't ever want to see the Stupid Fat Dane Nicklas Bendtner playing for Arsenal again, but it seems that despite his non-scoring, bimbo-loving, fast-car lifestyle, Arsene Wenger has decided to keep him at Arsenal to make up the numbers. The deal with Palace was all arranged, with Arsenal even, according to media sources [.
10:30pm Deadline day Conversation - by Grimey I overheard an intersting conversation between 2 gooners last night. I thought I'd share it with everyone. One was clearly a fan of Wenger (AKB). The other had a different opinion (AOB). Both were clearly passionate supporters. AKB: Hi mate, Wow! Can you believe what has just happened.
Well that is a relief! Arsenal fans have been hearing all day about the impending arrival of Mesut Ozil and, with just half an hour to go, it has been confirmed on Arsenal.com. There is no denying that this is the most exciting signing at the club for years. Ozil is a true world class [...]
The wait is killing me, as I am sure it is with all Arsenal fans. Assuming, fingers crossed, that there is no problem with the deal for Real Madrid's German international, I really hope that Arsenal are busy trying to sign a couple more players. If that is the reason for the hold up, it [...]
After hearing hours ago about Arsenal being on the verge of completing the transfer of Germany international Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, Gunners fans are having their patience tested again as there is still no official confirmation of the world class midfielder. I don't suppose there is any need to panic just yet, though, because [.
Where will Ozil fit in? By Twig There is no doubt that the player about to become the new Arsenal signing, Mesut Ozil, is a `top, top` player, but just what will he bring to the Gunners? The only genuinely wide players that Arsenal have at the moment are Walcott and Miyaichi, and the former [...]
There is a strange development in the interminable case of Arsenal and their attempts to get the unwanted Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner off the wage bill at the club. We have tried to loan him out to help him secure a permanent transfer away from the Emirates, but subsequent spells at Birmingham City, Sunderland and [.
The Senegalese striker Demba Ba was linked with a possible move to Arsenal back in January, but it was Chelsea who activated his release clause and took him from Newcastle to Stamford Bridge. It is fair to say that his move has not really worked out so far, with just two goals from 15 Premier [...]
One of the many players linked with Arsenal recently is the France international striker Karim Benzema, but that is one rumour that seemed extremely unlikely. After selling Gonzalo Higuain, Madrid had given the impression that they were putting all their faith behind Benzema, with just the two young up and coming strikers Jese Rodriguez and [.
It appears that Arsenal are on the verge of not just breaking their current transfer record, but smashing it into smithereens. Having endured the last three months of the transfer window, and being offered only the two free transfers of Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini to get excited about, Arsenal fans could be about to [.
The media is reporting that Arsenal will move for 24 year old Ecuadorian international Jefferson Montero who plays for Mexican club Morelia. I have heard many stories this summer linking Arsenal with players that will never ever join our club. I wouldn't actually put it past Wenger to buy this guy in his annual deadline [.
A hard fought victory! Every single Gunner giving one hundred percent and leaving everything they had on the pitch saw us beat the Spuds 1-0. After a shaky couple of minutes at the start, especially with Jenkinson getting skinned by the impressive Chadli early on until he settled and found his feet. Arsenal certainly seemed [.
The Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler has been linked with a move to Arsenal for the last few days, with reports that the Gunners have offered 30 million euros PLUS our German striker Lukas Podolski to the Bundesliga club! I personally would be very surprised to see Poldi leave after just one season unless he has [.
I am sure I am not alone in hoping that Arsenal Football Club will have an extremely busy day today. We want there to be plenty of people coming and going at the Emirates, with the Gunners medical staff rushed off their feet sorting out the medicals of some world class players. Like a lot [...]
This would just be the bloody cherry on the cake after the awful transfer window that Arsenal have had so far. Arsene Wenger promised fans a surprise today, which was expected to be Mesut Ozil, but the Real Madrid midfielder appears to have little interest in moving to the Emirates. According to Breaking News on [.
Arsenal don't have a game changer by Twig A lot has been said about Arsenal's inactivity this window, but truth be told, Arsenal do have a very solid, even if a little bit unspectacular, starting eleven. Other than a young keeper who seems to get too caught up in the moment at times, our defense [...
Arsenal seem to have saved everything up for a big finish. After a vital victory in the north London derby, and the final confirmation of Gareth Bale's transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid, the floodgates have opened according to the media. The transfer war chest that Arsenal fans have been waiting to get a glimpse [.
Juan and Santi... The Differences and similarities! by MH Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla. Both Spanish. Both midfielders. Both have bags of creative ability and a winning mentality. Both have extremely similar playing styles. So what could the main difference between these two fantastic footballers really be?
Spuds put to the sword. Again. Ratings and report. by Neil It seems that I've had my hotmail account hacked, Arsenal fans. I'm sure it must be a Spud. Only some inbred freak would go to those lengths. Despite this, I'm in a good mood. Nothing stolen (I'm too clever for that) and the big [...]
Arsenal went into this derby game against the spuds needing a win for many reasons, not least to go level with them on points. Arsene Wenger and the players will also have been aware of the simmering anger among the fans, so they will have been desperate to give us a reason to smile after [...]
This north London derby gives Arsene Wenger to prove that Arsenal do have the quality in the first team that he has been talking about, while Tottenham's heavy summer spending will be put to an early test. Have they, as some suggest, merely spent a lot of money without adding significant quality to the team, [.
There are two huge derby games being played today. As we know, Arsenal host Tottenham in what is already being billed as a massive game in who has the balance of power in north London, but before that there is the small matter of Liverpool vs Manchester United. With all the hype and history surrounding [.
Whether we have been fed lies by Arsenal all summer or we naively put all our eggs in the Luis Suarez basket, no one can deny that this transfer window has been a complete disaster. Arsene Wenger hasn't panicked all summer, first it was reminding us that there were 13 days till September 2nd, pointing [.
In Defence of Our Improving Defence by Uche Fellow gunners, finally there is cause for optimism in defensive midfield because Mathew the warrior Flamini is back. For the first time since Gilberto Silva left, we finally have a proper defensive midfielder by trade. Flamini is a decent, experienced and passionate defensive midfielder.
Arsenal vs Tottenham preview, line up and score prediction by KJ It is that time of year again, Arsenal fans. I was hoping I'd be a bit more optimistic when this game came around but it's a bit difficult, considering how this summer has transpired. I can't see us beating Spurs 5 â€“ 2 for [...]
Its North London derby day again and we have the biggest game of the season so far this afternoon at The Emirates. The winner (Arsenal of course!) gets the prize of stopping The Spuds being on the top of the league, and whoever correctly predicts the Score wins a JustArsenal.com T-Shirt! So I have finally [.
In life you get what you pay for, except if you're an Arsenal Supporter! by Adam Kemp As all the readers are probably aware, I have been as active in my posts as Arsenal has been in the transfer market this summer. I have bided my time and patiently pondered all the big name signings [...]
A few words for my fellow Gunners by Archangel It's Saturday night while I write this, less than 24 hours until the Arsenal v Spurs derby, and little more than 48 hours untill our suffering ends (one hopes). A transfer window that brought loads of stress to every Gooner near and far so far doesn't [.