COYG. by RH I don't know when exactly it happened... I just know it happened, and the same can be said about why it happened but again it did, truth be told it does not keep me up at night I'm just glad I am part of the Arsenal family that screams COYG! I didn't [...]
Anatomy of a Gunner: How the Arsenal team of 1939 inspired me to write a crime novel by Philip Kerr Like Glasgow, Edinburgh has two football teams that divide the city, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. I come from a family of Hearts supporters but growing up in the 1960s I found this loyalty strained [.
I have just read one of the most ridiculous Anti-Arsenal articles of all time! According to a report in today's Star, they report: "The £35m summer signing from Barcelona, according to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, has already fallen out with some of his team-mates, including the Gunners' record signing Mesut Ozil.
I am not too sure what the Arsenal and Spain international midfielder Santi Cazorla has to smile about at the minute. The 29-year old ballooned a couple of great chances to get his scoring off the mark against Sunderland miles over the bar. The Spaniard has so far failed to take his chance to shine [.
I am not one of the many Arsenal fans that cannot wait for the club to replace Arsene Wenger as the man in charge. I have had my moans about the Frenchman but also feel that he has done a remarkable job in difficult circumstances for the last 10 years. But even the fans that [...]
It will be no surprise to any Arsenal fan or anyone who has been watching the Gunners play recently, to hear that the Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez has been voted by the fans as the Arsenal Player of the Month for October. In fact, it was such an easy decision that the 25-year old [...]
Is Santi Cazorla doing enough playing in the creative midfield role for Arsenal? by SE Santi Cazorla was going to be one of the key personnel for Arsenal this season, as the North Londoners were without Mesut Ozil to start off with, and Alexis Sanchez was new to the club. Cazorla, who plays as an [..
Can Theo Walcott start producing the goods right after returning from his knee injury? by SE Theo Walcott, after enduring an excruciating 9-month period due to the knee injury he picked up in January, isn't too long from returning to action for Arsenal, which will be crucial to the North Londoners' prospects this season.
I am fairly sure that I was not the only Arsenal fan to be a little bit surprised to see the Gunners starting XI for the trip to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. My main surprise was to see both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini on the team sheet, but then Jack Wilshere [...]
With eight goals already from his first 15 games as an Arsenal player, Alexis Sanchez is proving to be a fantastic summer signing by Arsene Wenger and a vital part of the Gunners team. But it is not just his goals that have been so impressive. His amazing appetite for the success and for the [...]
Arsenal may have bought Danny Welbeck without Arsene Wenger's permission, and we may have the crocks Olivier Giroud and Sanogo also fully fit next season, but I think that NONE of the above will be leading the line for the Gunners next season. We already have a fully-matured hitman in the form of Benik Afobe, [.
A few years ago Jack Wilshere was hailed as the next big English star and was loved for his do-or-die attitude for Arsenal. Due to injuries and lay-offs that expectation has waned a bit, but the player himself feels that he has now regained his golden touch for the Gunners. He told Arsenal.com today: "I've [.
Can Calum Chambers cement a place for himself in the Arsenal rearguard? by SE Calum Chambers, in whatever we have seen of him during his early days at the Emirates, has done well and lived up to the lofty expectations of an Arsenal player. At just 19 years old, Chambers has shown a good head [...]
Are Arsenal struggling because of the change in system? by SE For a whole lot of reasons — acceptable or aberrational — Arsene Wenger decided to adopt a new system, 4-1-4-1, replacing the in vogue 4-2-3-1 system. Two and a half months into the new season, and the Arsenal players are yet to adapt to [.
Every year it seems that Arsenal have an ever lengthening injury list from the beginning of the season until the end, and according to a new in-depth injury analysis by cuteinjury.com. This fascinating study gives us a warning that things could still get worse this season, as Arsenal's worst month for injuries is January (26 [.
There is doubt that Arsenal need some serious backup in defence in January, and Arsene Wenger has already admitted as much at the annual AGM as our usual lengthy injury list has decimated the squad. We all know that Wenger is not keen on spending money in the winter transfer window so the news that [.
There are very few Arsenal fans that were impressed with the 2-0 away win at Sunderland this weekend, but the fact that we came away with all three points should alert us to the fact that we kept a clean sheet and capitalised on Sunderland's defensive errors. Mikel Arteta worked alongside Matthieu Flamini in central [.
In August Alexis Sanchez was just out-voted by Calum Chambers for the Arsenal Player-of-the-month, but in September he easily topped the poll to win his first award. Now October comes to an end surely there is no other choice but to vote for the brilliant Chilean yet again. Okay I think that Danny Welbeck should [.
With all the criticism of Arsene Wenger on JustArsenal over the last week, an outsider looking in would think it was safe to assume that Arsenal had lost their last two games and are way behind the leaders in the Premiership. But the reality is that we have WON our last two games and are [...]
Should Arsenal sell Mesut Ozil in January? by SE Mesut Ozil wasn't his usual self prior to getting injured during Arsenal's 0-2 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as the German had to play out of his preferred position and didn't flourish for the Gunners. Playing on the flanks, Ozil's positive attributes — incisive through [.
For a long time now, one of the most talked about factors of the Arsenal team, often seen as a weakness but always a topic of debate, is the central midfield area. And more specifically, the most deep lying or defensive part of it. Now the club captain Mikel Arteta has had his own say [...]
How much of an impact is Alexis Sanchez having on Arsenal? by SE It was an astute piece of business that Arsene Wenger did during the last English summer to bring Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona to the Emirates for £32m and, going by his performances for Arsenal, the Chilean has bedded in nicely to his [.
There is another development in the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with a possible swoop for the Borussia Dortmund star defender Mats Hummels in the January transfer window. According to a report in the Daily Star, one of our main rivals for the signature of Hummels has dropped out of the race. The paper claims [.
I am still pretty impressed with all the business that Arsenal did during the summer transfer window. I will leave the argument about whether Arsene Wenger should be strung up by his toes for failing to sign a powerful central midfielder or another dfender for another time. But Calum Chambers has done well at both [.
There is one big thing that bothers me about one of the recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the one that suggests that Arsene Wenger is preparing a move for the West Ham and New Zealand international defender Winston Reid in the January transfer window. My concern is why, if Wenger wants the player and the player [.
The problems at Arsenal lie deeper than the surface by KM At the end of the past week, Arsenal managed to get two wins from two away games. On the surface that looks like a deal you would take at any time. The problem with AFC is that there is always a "but". We took [...]
I don't know about the rest of you Arsenal fans, but I think we should be feeling pretty lucky right now. Arsenal have had plenty of bad luck, but to find ourselves just off the top four and ahead of our big rivals Liverpool and Man United and just three points behind Man City after [...]
Following their victory over Sunderland, can Arsenal now go on a run of victories? by SE Arsenal went into the game against Sunderland on Saturday, having picked up a single point in their last two Premier League games. However, the Gunners had a relatively easy time of it at the Stadium of Light, as an [.
Should Arsene Wenger be sacked? by TB I guess it is a sign of the times that ‘football' is likened to ‘trading' as a fellow ‘results business'. The Casino Economy meets The Premier League – even at the Arsenal! It's all about winners and losers after the Market paradigm, Murdoch's Sky TV and Global Capital [.
Is the Wilshere-Ramsey partnership a problem? Or is it just the way it is being executed? by Usmanov Whether we like this formation or not, the much spoke-against 4-1-4-1 formation has come to stay. More so, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are the two players crucial to this strategy being in the scheme of things [.
Many Arsenal fans have been calling for years for the club to get rid of Arsene Wenger as the man in charge. And maybe if the Frenchman had failed to qualify for the Champions League one year or even if the players had not managed to overturn a 2-0 deficit to beat Hull City and [...]
Arsene Wenger made an illusion about the temperature that water boils at and compared it to the almost very good performances that Arsenal had been putting in at the start of the season, suggesting that the Gunners just needed a few extra degrees of temperature before we hit our own boiling point. Now I know [.
With Mesut Ozil being one of the many Arsenal players in the treatment room and the German international possibly out of action until the end of the year, the natural and logicval player to fill his boots for the Gunners would be Santi Cazorla. But it just is not happening for the little Spaniard at [.
For three seasons between the summer of 2011 and the summer of this year, the current Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was playing alongside and competing with the Spain international Pedro Rodriguez at La Liga club Barcelona. And according to one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, the same could soon be happening in north London.
I know that in football the buck stops at the manager, but I also think that Arsenal fans are too quick to blame everything on Arsene Wenger. Maybe it is the years of frustration when we failed to win a trophy and dropped behind the big spending Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Man City. [...]
It is now looking like Arsenal waving an early goodbye to the Capital One Cup at the hands of Southampton about a month ago could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Of course it means that the Gunners have one less chance of winning a trophy this season, but we have got bigger [...]
Arsenal made very hard work of beating Sunderland yesterday and the relief of scoring the second goal to secure the points didn't arrive until the 93rd minute due to another defensive error from the woeful Sunderland side that were beaten 8-0 in the preceding week. Arsene Wenger must have been very relieved himself and was [.
Every Arsenal fan was left bamboozled this summer when Arsene Wenger allowed Thomas Vermaelen to leave (and Carl Jenkinson to go out on loan) but failed to bring in adequate replacements. The Frenchman admitted that he had made a mistake when he told fans at the annual AGM: ‘I agree we could have bought one [.
He may have had more than his fair share of criticism since signing for Arsenal from Real Madrid last summer, but there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger sees the Germany international play maker as absolutely vital to his plans for the Gunners. And even though Ozil started this season a bit slowly after his [.
It seems a little bit churlish to complain about things that Arsene Wenger has done after Arsenal won an away game 2-0, but just as I look for positives after a disappointing result, I do feel that there were a few strange decisions from the Frenchman at Sunderland today. I can understand why Wenger was [.
Sunderland 0 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He made a few easy saves and was commanding but almost got caught out when he headed the ball away and was caught acres away from his 6 yard box. Chambers – 6 Again, he was very rigid and Sunderland looked to exploit [...]
I don't think it is too harsh on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to say that the win away to Sunderland was a bit on the lucky side. The Gunners did score twice and keep a rare clean sheet, but that was mostly down to the poor performance of the home side rather than any real [...]
You have to feel sorry for Abou Diaby. When he signed for Arsenal Football Club back in January 2006 as a 19-year old, Arsene Wenger clearly saw him as the natural successor to his fellow Frenchman and midfielder Patrick Vieira. And he was already starting to show that he could be when a horror tackle [.
With Arsenal struggling with injury problems in the midfield department, just like everywhere else on the pitch, it is easy to see why Arsene Wenger played both Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere against Anderlecht on Wednesday. But it did not really work and there is a theory that the two central midfielders are too similar [.
Arsenal: What would be the preferable starting XI against Sunderland? by SE Arsenal, for all the struggles they have endured in the Premier League so far, have done well to pick up 6 points out of 6 in their last two Champions League fixtures against Galatasaray and Anderlecht. That last gasp win on Wednesday night [.
As I see it by WC Last year Arsene Wenger took the Arsenal team to Stamford Bridge hoping to make a landmark celebration. What followed were many sleepless nights of anguish and misery. The Bridge had indeed confirmed its status as a theatre of horrors for him.. On Wednesday he took his team to Anderlecht [.
Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ We've struggled to pick up points against the smaller teams with two disappointing draws against Hull and Leicester. We also just about managed to beat Palace at home thanks to a last gasp Ramsey winner. We have to make a statement in this game [.
No Arsenal fan can be happy with the performances NOR the results by KM After being slaughtered every time I put Arsenal's faults down to the manager, he comes out once again to prove my points correct. Happy birthday Arsene, there are your three points. Taking the points was massive, because it means one more [.
I must admit that I am very surprised at the Arsenal starting line-up for the Premier League clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. It smacks of extreme caution to me, when I expected the Frenchman to try to build on the midweek win and take advantage of the low confidence that the Black [...
Sunderland: 2 players to watch out for when Arsenal visit Stadium Of Light this Saturday by SE Arsenal take on Sunderland at the Stadium Of Light this Saturday, as Wenger's wizards seek to get back to winning ways after picking up just one point from their last two league games. For the Gunners to finish [.
The Arsenal manager spoke to the press today ahead of the trip north to face Sunderland in the Premier League tomorrow, as reported by The Mirror. And I don't think that Arsene Wenger needed to stretch his tactical acumen too far to realise that the home side may well concentrate on their defending after being [.
One of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours could see the Gunners embroiled in a transfer battle with five other Premier League clubs, according to a report in The Mirror. And that could definitely turn into an interesting fight. The player involved, German international winger Karim Bellarabi, must be feeling quite good about himself after scouts [.
What would be a good haul of points for Arsenal at the end of the first round of Premier League fixtures? by SE Arsenal, having garnered just 11 points from their first 8 Premier League games, look like a side that has its task cutout to finish in the top 4 at the end of [...]
Because of all the injury problems Arsenal have been beset with recently, including to Mesut Ozil and young Serge Gnabry, the Gunners have just two Germans in the match day squads at the minute. Both Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker were involved in that unlikely last minute win over Anderlecht, with the striker scoring the [.
First of all I want to make it clear that I do not expect Arsenal to overtake the current group leaders Borussia Dortmund and win our Champions League group. I know that we are only three points behind the Germans and still have to host them at the Emirates, but they are playing much better [...]
Time to drop Flamini by Blaz Last year, when Arsenal signed Mathieu Flamini for free, I had mixed feelings. At first, I wasn't all that happy about it, but it didn't take long to feel good about it. It was good to have a non – compromising warrior in the middle of the field, someone [...]
Will Ramsey's return bring about a change in Arsenal's fortunes? by SE Aaron Ramsey returned to action for Arsenal during the 2-2 home draw against Hull City last weekend. The Welshman came on as a 62nd minute sub for Mathieu Flamini, as the North Londoners went in search of an equalizer. Ramsey completed 82% of [.
Arsenal seem to be operating under Murphy's Law at the moment, which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And with the defensive side of the Arsenal squad being the weakest right now, of course that means that Laurent Koscielny has now added even further to the problems, as reported by Sky [.
Arsene Wenger may not have much more time to make up his mind about this particular transfer target. Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund has been linked with us for a long while and continues to be the subject of many Arsenal transfer rumours. But the talented and exciting Germany international will not come cheap and [.
The Arsenal and England international midfielder has given his own take on the Champions League win over Anderlecht in Brussels last night. And while the 22-year old Gunners accepts that we did not play very well and had to rely on a bit of luck to avoid defeat, never mind win, Jack also feels that [.
After getting a serious dressing down on live TV by former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson last night, as the Gunners toiled against Champions League minnows Anderlecht in Belgium, Arsene Wenger and his players have come in for more criticism today. One of our unlucky opponents from last night, who must still be wondering just how [.
Arsenal may be wracked by injuries and are languishing 11 points behind Chelsea in the Premiership table, but the Welsh wizard Aaron Ramsey still believes that the Gunners, strengthened by our new arrivals, can add to last years FA Cup win by taking more trophies this season. Ramsey was quoted in the Express as saying: [.
Next up for Arsenal is the trip north to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. And you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the perfect time to face Gus Poyet and his team, as they are still reeling from their worst ever defeat in the Premier League, an 8-0 battering at the [...]
Anderlecht 1 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Martinez – 5 He didn't have much to do but when he was tested, he looked shaky. Chambers – 4 He was sloppy all night and just looks very rigid with the way he plays at RB. He doesn't take his man on and was defensively [...]
Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is going to fortify Arsenal's defensive capabilities in January and according to Marcelo Brozović's agent, the young Dinamo Zagreb midfielder will be holding talks with the Gunners next month. Brozovic may not be a household name but he is now a regular in the Croatian national side alongside Real [.
This should be music to the ears of Arsenal fans everywhere, because ever since the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich started pumping money into Chelsea, the Blues have regularly been able to beat the Gunners to any transfer targets that both clubs want, as well as being able to poach the likes of Ashley Cole with [.
I am not even going to try to claim that the two late goals which won the Champions League game against Anderlecht in Brussels last night were just rewards for the team's efforts. For most of the match, the Gunners just could not make things happen, even though we did control the ball for large [...]
Former Gunners star Paul Merson could not keep his Arsenal fan persona down as he worked as a pundit for the Champions League game against Anderlecht tonight. And even the fact that Arsenal produced a stirring last few minutes to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat was not enought to pacify him.
Arsenal needed to get off to a good start, with our Belgian opponents Anderlecht having their own problems with injuries, form and recent results. This game offered the Gunners a great chance to claim a morale boosting win and keep the hopes of winning the group alive. But we started porly, giving the ball away [.
Arsene Wenger has had a few key decisions to make over the last few days, but most of them are about how to ensure that Arsenal are stronger defensively than we have been of late. The attacking and creating side of the game has been pretty much okay, but we need to have that solid [...]
It is clear that Arsenal simply have to beat the champions of Belgium tonight, not just to keep us in with a chance of winning the group stage ahead of Borussia Dortmund, but to get the confidence flowing and get the season back on track after a string of disappointing results. The Gunners need a [..
While I know that Arsenal fans, me included, were hoping for a lot more from the Gunners this season, and while I hate the phrase `Wenger trophy` it is still absolutely vital that that Arsenal finish in the top four of the Premier League this season. Do not let the jibes from the media and [...]
The poor start to the season from Arsenal has once again piled a whole heap of pressure on the shoulders of Arsene Wenger. But just last week the chief executive Ivan Gazidis highlighted the fact that the club hierarchy are scared about replacing the Frenchman, mainly because they are not confident that anyone coming in [.
Anderlecht vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ We still haven't really kicked on this season and even though we managed to beat Galatasaray fairly comfortably a few weeks ago, a poor decision by Szczesny leaves us with reserve keeper Damian Martinez starting in a Champions League game that we need to [.
Win over Anderlecht could be the springboard to Arsenal rediscovering their form by SE Arsenal indeed have made an unimpressive start to their campaign; however, with a couple of good performances, form and the season that's increasingly going on a downward spiral can be rectified. Last weekend's 2-2 draw at the Emirates against Hull City [.
Having come under intense criticism over his ineptitude or unwillingness to bring the needed top players to Arsenal, in addition to his continued disinterest towards tactical flexibility, Arsene Wenger must be a hugely worried man. However, it would be lunacy to question Wenger's integrity, as the Frenchman will always be a part of the Arsenal [.
It was surely no surprise to Arsenal fans when Jack Wilshere fouled Hull City's Gaston Ramirez after about an hour on Saturday and even less of a surprise that the referee showed him a yellow card for the challenge. Because that is unfortunately a part of the England midfielders game and the fact that it [.
It is something that has become so much the norm that Arsenal fans hardly bother to even moan about it any more, but for some reason the football media seems to take pleasure in poking fun and being disrespectful to Arsenal, much more than any club, never mind the big clubs that make their jobs [...]
I must admit that I was more than surprised to see that the Arsenal team sheet for the Premier League home game against Hull City on Saturday did not include the name of Lukas Podolski, not even as a substitute. After the German striker had complained about his lack of time on the pitch this [...]
Arsenal's long-term target Marco Reus is attracting the interest of Bayern Munich at present, and will have to move quickly or risk losing out. Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge today told the press that they are seriously contemplating another attempt to raid their main Bundesliga rival, this time for Dortmund born winger Marco Reus.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been impressing for club and country this season, especially since this injury crisis hit the Gunners, but his Arsenal and England team-mate Jack Wilshere has made it clear that once Theo Walcott is back to full fitness, the Ox will have to be relegated to the bench.
Chamberlain shouldn't be judged on his performance against Hull City by SE Ozil was out injured, and will be out for a long time. Walcott isn't fit enough to return to first team action just yet. Subsequently, there was no doubt that Alex Oxlade Chamberlain would find himself in Arsenal's starting XI against Hull City, [.
Although January seems a long way away, there are still many Arsenal transfer rumours flying around. Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he intends to strengthen the defence in the upcoming transfer window, but the Daily Star reckons that Arsenal are intending to bid for the Benfica and Argentina star midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, who [.
The good news for Arsenal is that Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are now back to fitness and should figure in the squad, but the loss of Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Rosicky (not to mention Ozil!) after the international break has put a bit of a damper on the celebrations. With the long-term [.
There have been a lot of doubts from Arsenal fans and memebers of the football media about why Arsene Wenger did not strengthen the Arsenal defence more in the summer transfer window. And for those of us that are not entirely convinced by Arsene Wenger's vague words about not being able to find the right [.
Following on the back of yet another draw for Arsenal, the trip to Belgium to face Anderlecht is a very important game for the Gunners. It gives us a great opportunity to bounce right back from the visit of Hull City on Saturday, but it also puts more pressure on Arsene Wenger and his injury [...]
Arsenal were handed an unequivocal `forget it` by the Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti on our hopes of completing the transfer of the Germany international Sami Khedira in the January transfer window. It was thought that the powerful central midfielder was the top transfer of Arsene Wenger but according to a report in the Evening [.
I am not complaining about the bad luck that Arsenal have had so far this season, well not much anyway, but I do think that the start could have been so much better for the Gunners if we had just had a little bit better luck, or less good luck. Arsenal have had some harsh [...]
Somehow Arsenal actually managed to move up one place in the Premier League table. If West Brom beat Man United tomorrow, which we hope they will, the Baggies could overtake us but because Swansea lost we are up to the dizzy heights of 7th. I don't need to tell you that the Gunners have flattered [..
The Arsenal legend Ray Parlour watched Arsenal only end up with yet another point on Saturday, and he is very sure that the best that the Gunners can hope for this season is the usual Wenger Cup for scraping into the Champions League, but he doesn't even think that will be easy! 'I think Arsenal [...
Arsenal vs Hull City – Analysis and looking ahead to the future by SE Just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse for Arsenal, who have been severely hit by injuries to the fulcrum of their team and made a totally unacceptable start to their season, Wenger's wizards failed to harness home advantage and [.
Sanchez is exceptional; but can he lead the way for Arsenal? by SE Alexis Sanchez, though he is still coming to terms with the pace and intensity of the Premier League, has been by far Arsenal's best player this season. He has lived up to expectations of being a hard worker, a team man and, [...]
To most watching Arsenal fans, the last minute equaliser against Hull was only a slight relief. A point was obviously better than nothing but watching our London neighbours Chelsea move a frightening eleven points clear of us after just eight games has left us in despair. But our BFG, who some would say was actually [.
Arsenal were robbed again by Sam P I am not saying that Arsenal were not disappointing against Hull City yesterday. We need to improve all over the pitch but I still think that Arsene Wenger was right when he pointed to the referee's role in Hull's first goal as a key point, probably the turning [...
Much was made about Arsenal's Jack Wilshere being used as a defensive midfielder for England's two European Championship Qualifiers last week, but Arsene Wenger is adamant that Hodgson is definitely using him in the wrong position. "Jack has more experience and he mixed well his long balls and kept his individual capacity to make a [.
So Wenger hurt Mourinho......Great! by By AondoaverK I have to admit that my best moment during the last Chelsea vs. Arsenal clash at Stamford bridge was the touchline spat between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. I felt like Le Prof won that round even though we lost the match by those two unreplied goals.
The young Brazilian Wellington Silva has been an Arsenal player for nearly five years but has only played (and scored) in one reserve match against Man United back in 2010 but has subsequently been out on loan in Spain ever since. But now he is 21 years old and playing for Almeria in [...]
Maybe Arsenal should try to start a new type of football where points are awarded for possession and passing statistics, because we absolutely rock at that side of the game. Until then, however, we need to find a way to win football matches the old boring traditional way. And that means scoring more goals than [.
Arsenal 2 – 2 Hull City Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 5 Didn't have anything to do aside from pick the ball out of the net for the two times Hull scored. Bellerin – 7 One of the only real positives out of today. He struggled at times but showed a lot of drive [...]
IS ARSENE WENGER DOING CORROSIVE DAMAGE TO HIS REPUTATION by TorontoArsenal Despite the disappointing results of the past decade it appears fans of Arsenal FC, including myself, are powerless when it comes to being able to force through desperately needed changes because of Arsene Wenger's entrenched position within the Arsenal FC hierarchy.
With Arsenal once again showing our soft underbelly with a tame performance and a disappointing draw with Hull City at the Emirates yesterday, the need for more power and fight in the squad has become more urgent than ever. And according to the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, Arsene Wenger is finally ready to act and [.
Wenger at a loss by Dave N Hello Arsenal fans. Another bad day at the office for the Gunners and the man with all the answers, Arsene Wenger, does not seem to have any. The Frenchman was clearly frustrated by a number of things in the scraped point against Hull City, but it was just [...]
Bellerin and Campbell look good for Gunners by Sam P Well how frustrating was that Arsenal fans? After the way we started against Hull today it looked like we were going to blow Steve Bruce and his team away, just as we had in both of the Premier League games last season. And once we [...]
With Arsenal having to cope with the usual injury crisis, especially in defence, Arsene Wenger had to go with the relatively untried young Spaniard Hector Bellerin at right back and the left back Nacho Monreal in an unfamiliar central role. But a game against Hull City at the Emirates gave the Gunners the chance to [.
First of all Arsenal fans, I have to say that the news about the Chelsea striker Diego Costa being a serious doubt for this weekend and possibly missing the next three weeks through injury could turn out to be more mischief and misdirection from the mouth of Mourinho. It would not be the first time. [.
It is now about six weeks since Danny Welbeck has been an Arsenal player and the heavy fixture list, including two international breaks with England since he signed from Man United have meant that there has not been too much opportunity for Arsene Wenger to work with him too much on the training ground.
Arsenal vs Hull City Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ The last time we faced Hull, I'm pretty sure the majority of Arsenal fans aged 10 years on that day. We went 2-0 down within only 10 minutes. It was a shambles of a start and we gifted that to Hull. Fortunately, this [...]
Will Wenger go with two upfront over the course of this season? by SE For the exquisite brand of football that Arsenal play, and retain possession of the ball for long periods in the game, Wenger's wizards don't score the number of goals you expect of them. This season the trend hasn't been any different, [.
Unless there is a problem with the Arsenal and Germany international striker Lukas Podolski, it looks like his time at the club could be up because, not only does Arsene Wenger leave him out of the starting line up once again for the visit of Hull City, Podolski does not even make the bench. After [.
We have heard complaints for years that Arsenal have had an unfair advantage when it comes to the Champions League draw at the start of each season. But that is no longer going to be the case as UEFA have changed the seeding system and from next year the top pot will consist of the [...]
It looks like the Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be heading on a collision course with his club manager Arsene Wenger over the subject of the under 21 Euro championships next summer. And it is not the first time that the inclusion of the young Arsenal players for the England under 21 [.
It was good for Arsenal fans to hear Arsene Wenger state this week that he knew that the Gunners are short on the defensive side of the squad and declare that he expects to be able to solve the situation in the January transfer window. Hopefully the defensive crisis will not be as bad by [...]
What kind of a game could Arsenal have in store against Hull City? by SE Arsenal face one hull of a fight on their hands when Steve Bruce's men visit the Emirates this Saturday afternoon, as both sides look to gather momentum heading into a crucial phase of their respective seasons. Arsenal, having won just [.
At the Arsenal AGM yesterday, there were questions from the Arsenal Supporters Trust and some of them, inevitably, focused on what is seen as a serious lack of investment in the playing squad in recent years. The recent revelations about the ever increasing cost of supporting the Gunners has only made apparent stinginess even more [.
Can the world stop picking on Arsenal for a while. Not for long, I am not greedy, but it would be nice if we didn't have to without almost a complete first team of players through injury for the rest of the season. And it would be nice if Arsene Wenger could complete his transfer [...]
It was inevitable that the next time that Arsenal and Hull City met on the pitch after the great day at Wembley on the 17th of May, the subject of the FA cup would come up. Of course we Arsenal fans are hoping for the same result when the final whistle blows, but I would [...]
What will be Santi's role with Özil out injured? It's going to be a long few months without Mesut Özil. He is without doubt the heart of this team and was just getting back to full fitness as we got into the meat of the season but his opportunity to shine has been taken away [...]
How does Wenger go about getting the best out of Walcott and Sanchez? by SE The prospect of having Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez – two goal-scoring wingers – play for Arsenal shouldn't be too long from becoming a reality. Walcott has been back in full training for quite some time now, but making the [.
With the international break seeming to have further devastated the Arsenal squad with more injuries to players, there was inevitably going to be questions asked about what is going on with the fitness and medical areas of the club. But the latest injury update from Arsene Wenger, reported by Arsenal.
How would Arsenal look back at their season so far? by SE The Gunners, going into the new season having done decent business in the transfer market, were relatively confident of putting up a good show and living up to the demands of being a top Premiership club. Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and [.
The Annual General Meeting of Arsenal Football Club was today and as usual there were lots of questions raised about the club's financial dealings, especially the spending on transfers by Arsene Wenger. Even though the Frenchman spent more than ever in the summer transfer window, a year after smashing the club's transfer record to sign [.
Will Wenger be happy with Chambers' displays for Arsenal so far? by SE Calum Chambers' £16m summer move from Southampton to Arsenal was in many ways an unexpected one, as the teenager had made his Southampton senior debut only last year under Mauricio Pochettino, and since went onto rack up 22 Premier League appearances.
Arsenal are back on top of the table. The table of Premier League players on the injury list that is, according to physioroom.com. And the nine Arsenal players that they list as being out of action does not include Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry who are just back in training from long spells and wil [.
There has been a whole lot of talk in the meida about the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil recently, or to be more precise, ever since he joined the Gunners from Real Madrid at the end of last summer's transfer window. But the media have steadily produced more about the 25-year old over [.
Arsene Wenger's injury woes could be subsiding as the Arsenal boss prepares to welcome back a number of key players over the next few weeks. While Mesut Ozil's injury has taken the shine of a promising start to the season, Arsenal fans have been comforted with the knowledge that the likes of Theo Walcott and [.
Ozil still our best midfielder by Big Gun Our German playmaker is under fire yet again from fans and the media, people just cannot seem to leave him alone since he joined Arsenal last season. I'm guessing it has a lot to do with his almost lethargic style of play, seen by many as lazy [...]
Hopefully the decision by Arsenal to appoint Shad Forsythe this summer as a new fitness and conditioning expert will pay off. He has a great reputation in football from his work with the Germany national team, but his work has not had the instant impact that us fans were hoping for, as the ever expanding [.
The international break is almost over now and it was apparent how vital Özil is to Germany as they struggled massively against Poland and then the Republic of Ireland. But what was also apparent was how much they missed Marco Reus. The German was injured throughout the entire World Cup and it was fortunate that [.
With Arsenal sitting in a lowly 8th position in the Premier League table and with us playing catch up to Borussia Dortmund in our Champions League group and having been knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Southampton, you might think it strange for me to say that Arsenal have excelled at anything so [.
Why winning trophies is important for Arsenal? by SE At the very onset of this article, let us not forget that Arsenal won the FA Cup this past May, and brought an end to the 9-year long trophy drought. Albeit winning the domestic cup competition cannot be as significant as winning the Premier League or [.
The Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere has been talking about how sorry he is for his club team mate Mesut Ozil after the German playmaker picked up a knee problem and could be out for up to three months. And with news of Tomas Rosicky also having an injury, it leaves young Wilshere [.
Thoughts on Arsene Wenger and his transfers by Antonio Jackson Adebayo Cruise With all due respect to Wenger, I, along with millions of Arsenal fans around the world, love him and respect everything he has achieved over the years. He is definitely a MANAGERIAL LIVING LEGEND, Nevertheless, I am afraid that we (including all the [.
With the Arsenal injury list growing like the stomach of a man on a beer and cheeseburger diet, Arsene Wenger must have been hoping that some of his fringe players showed the determination that they were ready to come into the first team and make a do the business for the Gunners. And with Arsene [..
How could Ozil's absence affect the way Arsenal lineup? by SE Mesut Ozil, having suffered a partial lateral collateral ligament tear on his left knee during Arsenal's 0-2 defeat against Chelsea before the international break, is set to miss up to 10-12 weeks of action. While the German's absence shouldn't really be a whammy to [.
The chief executive of Arsenal Football Club Ivan Gazidis has been speaking about the Gunners and about our manager Arsene Wenger. And Gazidis' words on the longest serving manager in the Premier League by a mile, as well as giving the Frenchman all the credit he deserves for what he has dome for the Gunners, [.
Arsenal spent long days in negotiations with Real Sociedad at the start of the summer transfer window, ostensibly over the compensation fee for Carlos Vela, but it has now been revealed that the Gunners also wanted to bring in the brilliant winger Antoine Griezmann from the Basque club. Vela's strike partner eventually ended up in [.
How has Welbeck fared for Arsenal so far? by SE How Welbeck's transfer happened? Danny Welbeck's summer transfer from Manchester United to Arsenal wasn't an anticipated one, as the Salford born Manchester United academy graduate looked set for a loan move to North London derby rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, towards the end of the transfer window.
When the Arsenal and France international centre back Laurent Koscielny was sent home after meeting up with his French team mates and being diagnosed as suffering from `acute tendonitis` in both ankles, it was said to be merely a precaution and that the 29-year old centre back would be fine to play the Premier League [.
I know that they are not exactly the same sort of player, but the Arsenal pair of Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain do have quite a bit in common and Arsene Wenger has played them both on the left and right flanks, even though the young Englishman is a midfielder while the Chile international is [.
I was hoping that the Arsenal and Germany international forward Lukas Podolski was given a good run out by his national coach Joachim Low tonight, as the World Cup holders play host to Republic of Ireland in a Euro qualifying group. But now I am not so sure. The way that our luck with injuries [...]
It was only a few weeks ago that Arsenal fans were hearing some good news on Sami Khedira in various Arsenal transfer rumours around the media. The gist of it was that the Gunners had agreed personal terms with the Germany international and just needed to wrap up the deal with his current club Real [.
There are still a few international games to be played before Arsenal fans can relax and look ahead to the Gunners getting back to club action. But as long as the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Wojciech Szczesny come through their respective games without picking up any problems, then things are starting to look up [.
It is still impossible to say whether the new Arsenal and England international defender Calum Chambers is going to spend most of his playing career at right back or in the centre of defence, because the 19-year old has shown that he has the ability and the right attitude to both very well. It seemed [.
It is vital that Arsene Wenger gets Arsenal off to a winning start when club football gets back underway after this current round of international friendly games and Euro qualifiers are finished. And the Gunners have a great chance to get our season up and running properly because the Premier League game on Saturday is [.
A report has been moving round the possibility of Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal in the January window. Now on one hand it does look a bit silly doesn't it? I mean his form hasn't been the best of late but I don't think Wenger would snub a Fabregas return if he didn't have faith in [...]
Maybe it was a bad idea for Arsenal to put a revolving door in the treatment room. That is certainly how it feels for the Gunners at the minute, as no sooner do we get a few players back from injury than they are replaced by other members of the Arsenal squad. The latest to [...]
Can Arsenal shake off their tame start to the season, starting this weekend against Hull? by SE Arsenal haven't played to potential so far this season, and although they have shown flashes of brilliance in those massive wins over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield and Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League, Wenger's wizards [.
The new Arsenal summer striker signing Danny Welbeck seems to have adapted pretty well to his new club, both with his performances and in the way he has settled in with the rest of his Arsenal team mates. It might well have helped the 23-year old that there were already a few familiar faces from [...
There are three Arsenal players, at least, that will return to north London after this international break a little disappointed about their lack of play for their respective countries. And it could work in the Gunners' favour if it makes Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain realise that the best way to remedy the [.
Ask an Arsenal fan what they think has been one of the biggest problems with the team in recent years and a large number will point straight to the lack of a proper defensive midfielder. But it seems clear that Arsene Wenger does not want a player that will just break up play. The Fre4nchman [...]
I am sure that the Arsenal and England international left back Kieran Gibbs would have been a bit disappointed that he was not given the chance to build on his good performance during his fourth international cap for England against San Marino the other day. In the cold light of day, however, I think the [.
Why Wilshere should mould his game around Modric, not Alonso. by KJ Jack has just completed another game for England and was easily MOTM for anyone who watched it. He played the deepest midfielder and was pinging long balls all game to Rooney with good success. He should've easily ended up with 2-3 assists if [.
Our very own Jack Wilshere helped England to win their fourth game in a row tonight against Estonia, and is hopeful that perhaps this new younger England squad (full of Arsenal players!) can go on and be successful on the big stage. There have been a lot of retirements after England's abject failure in Brazil [.
Ozil's absence could bring the best out of the Gunners by SE Mesut Ozil's less-than-acceptable performances in Arsenal colours this season haven't helped the North Londoners' cause one bit. Barring his brilliant display against Aston Villa – in which he scored and assisted a goal, and looked like the player we've come to know – [.
When Arsenal meekly lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend, most Gooners became resigned to fighting out for fourth place in the League again come the end of the season, but Arsene Wenger believes that our title challenge is far from over. "Chelsea will also have a difficult period in the season.
Why are Arsenal struggling this season? by SE Arsenal, with 10 competitive games into the season, looks like the team that isn't going to come up with the goods any time soon. The FA Cup win from last May led us to speculate that we might see a resurgent Arsenal on show at the very [...]
After a somewhat hit and miss start to the season for Arsenal, this current international break was looking like a welcome on foe Arsene Wenger and his players, especially as we are expecting some key players like Walcott and Arteta back in action when the Premier League resumes. But losing our German midfielder Mesut Ozil [.
I have just read a very strange article by Rob Shephard, who claims to have inside information that Medut Ozil is very unhappy at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger is considering off-loading the injured German in January. I think we can all agree that Ozil has not always played to his best for the Gunners but [.
Arsene Wenger has openly conceded that he would not have signed Danny Welbeck for Arsenal if he had been in England at the time, and it would appear that the French manager is not convinced that the ex-Man United man is yet ready to be Arsenal's first choice hitman. According to a report today, it [.
It must be terribly frustrating for a pro footballer to have to sit and watch their team mates from the sidelines and not be able to do anything to help them. And the Arsenal players must feel this sort of frustration a lot more than most, because for some reason we seem to get more [...]
It is a good job that the Arsenal and Germany international striker Lukas Podolski has pretty happy and eay going temperament, because otherwise his frustration at his lack of playing time since joining the Gunners over two years ago would surely have boiled over at some point. For a striker that has over 100 caps [.
Arsenal fans are very used to seeing Arsene Wenger put his players into unfamiliar roles on the pitch, so it seems strange that England are now doing the same thing with Jack Wilshere and are trying to turn him into a defensive midfielder this week. One can only wonder if Arsene Wenger has discussed this [.
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans are actually quite glad about the news that our Germany international Mesut Ozil will not be available to play for a while because of the knee ligament problem that was identified when he turned up for international duty this week. But you should be careful what you [.
In one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, it is being reported that Arsene Wenger is preparing to go back to Germany in January to sign the young Schalke star Julian Draxler. The Gunners were strongly tipped to sign the talented 20-year old in the summer, but concerns over the fitness issues that saw him [.
He may not be able to help Arsenal with the current injury crisis causing havoc to Arsene Wenger's plans, especially on the defensive side of things, but if Stefan O'Connor can continue to improve the way he has been doing, the Gunners will soon start to reap the benefits of the central defender's talents.
Arsenal are going to need leaders as well as top quality players this season. With injuries and a disrupted pre-season causing us difficulties at the start of the season, the Gunners are already playing catch up, but it is still early days and with players like Per Mertesacker in the squad, I am sure we [.
Poor old Kieran Gibbs has had many chances to become a regular starter in the Arsenal first team but every time that Gael Clichy got injured, the young left-back rarely managed a run of more than a few games before getting injured himself. Since making his League debut for the Gunners at the tender age [.
The Arsenal transfer rumours about the Germany midfielder Sami Khedira did not stop when the summer transfer window closed. If anything, they have increased and plenty of media outlets, including the Daily Star, seem to think that Arsene Wenger will be going back in January to sign the 27-year old fr4om Real Madrid.
The young Costa Rican international Joel Campbell is yet to see much action since he finally joined the Arsenal playing squad, having signed for the Gunners back in 2011 but having to spend the last three years out on loan in France, Spain and Greece. So although the striker declared that he was desperate to [.
Trying to take the positives from the negative injuries plaguing our team. by Usmanov If there is one attitude the boss is well known for all over the footballing world, it his tendency to always look for the positives even in terrible situations. Wenger will always take the positives. I want to do the same [.
There is no doubt that things have changed at Arsenal Football Club in recent years. And I am not just talking about selling our best players, spending no money and finishing fourth every year. It has been mentioned a fair bit in the media that Arsene Wenger is now almost the bastion and forefront of [.
Every time anyone with any interest in Arsenal Football Club hears or sees the word injury at the moment, a cold finger of dread creeps up and down your spine, but after the bad news about Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny this week, Arsene Wenger finally had some good injury news for us. As the [...]
I am not really sure why Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have decided to make this injury to Mesut Ozil into an issue. And with the terrible record that the club has had with injuries in recent years, you would think that we were the last people to cast doubt on the competence of any other [...]
Why Arsenal are so inconsistent by Big Gun I read an interesting comment this morning about Arsenal's poor injury record. The comment was extremely long and touched not only on that, but as to why in general we seem to be so inconsistent and struggle against tougher teams. Yes, every season we go through this [.
Everyone and his dog knows that Arsene Wenger should have bought a strong defensive midfielder in the summer, and the latest Arsenal transfer rumour suggests that he intends to remedy that in January. In today's Metro they are saying that Arsenal have already secured a deal for the wantaway midfielder.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has featured in all seven Premier League games for Arsenal so far this season, but in four of those games it was coming on as a late substitute. The Ox has only started five games in total this season and I think that we should be using him more. Last season's injury problems [.
With Arsenal suffering from what seems like a never ending run of bad luck with injuries, most Arsenal fans would probably have preferred it if there were no Gunners in action during the international round of games. But that was never going to happen so the next thing we want is for our players to [.
When the Arsenal and England defender Calum Chambers picked up his fifth Premier League yellow card of the season, from just five starts and two sub appearances by the way, it did not look like it would cause the Gunners too much of a headache. Our next league game being against Hull City at the [...
Arsenal are in dire need of a bit of good fortune, or even a bit of a break from the bad luck would do. As usual, Arsene Wenger is having to cope with an Arsenal squad riddled with injured players and now, before the latest round of international games have even started, we have lost [...]
If the terrible news about the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil is true and he is going to miss a few months because of a knee problem, then one of our other recent signings from La Liga may get his wish. Because the former Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has revealed, in an Arsenal.
I am no fortune teller and I am not a medium, (I'm a large!), but I am fairly confident in predicting that Arsenal will not win the Premier League title this season. Not that I am one of the fans panicking about our slow start and losing to Chelsea, I just think that It looks [...]
With the news yesterday that the Germany doctors have diagnosed Mesut Ozil as "out for 10-12 weeks with partial lateral collateral ligament tear in left knee." it is looking like our list of players on the treatment table is getting worse every season. The Gunners have issued their own statement which refuses to accept the [.
If Arsenal had been a little bit more determined and a little bit less parsimonious in the transfer window last summer, then the France international Yohan Cabaye would have been an Arsenal player already. As it was, the Gunners offered his Premier League club just £10 million for him. Despite the player clearly wanting to [.
Maybe they do things differently in France, maybe the Arsenal and France international defender has a character as spiky as his hairdo and is always falling out with his friends and calling them names. In fact, the disciplinary record of Laurent Koscielny would back that theory up, as it was revealed the other day in [.
The Arsenal defender Calum Chambers was watched by Roy Hodgson in a few games recently, including at right-back against Chelsea, and it seems that the England boss has decided to pull the 19 year-old out of the U21 squad for the important European Championship play-off against Croatia to give him his first taste of senior [.
There were many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and it was even suggested that the Gunners had made a £12m offer for the Newcastle man, but the accomplished 28 year-old instead moved back to Ligue 1 with Paris St Germain for a reported price of more than £14 million [.
There were a lot of questions asked about Mesut Ozil's performance in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend, but it now seems he was carrying an injury, whether sustained previously or during the game is yet to be ascertained. It was reported this morning that on reporting for Germany he was immediately scheduled for [.
Before he had even turned up for pre-season training with Arsenal this summer, Jack Wilshere was under pressure. From the media mainly, who seemed to want to lay a lot of the blame for another woeful display in a tournament from the England side at his feet, despite him hardly featuring for Roy Hodgson's team [.
He has been on the transfer of radar of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for some time according to many Arsenal transfer rumours over the last few years and Marco Reus may not even be ready to move clubs until next summer, but we need to keep a very close watch on his situation. According to [...]
Wenger is here to stay but there IS hope... by Drew Hey Gooners? How are we going? Feeling sad, angry, frustrated, suicidal? Or maybe you just don't know how to feel anymore huh? Well, don't despair because there is HOPE for us fans after all! Now I've become very fond of this site Just Arsenal, [.
If this story about Arsenal sending Mesut Ozil off to the international break with Germany carrying a knee problem that he may have been carrying during the Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday is true, it would at least answer the questions about why our 25-year old playmaker seemed to struggle to influence the [.
Why Arsenal fans should be proud not angry about Chelsea match! by Sam P I really think that some Arsenal fans have lost their perspective a little bit. Losing faith with Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players because we lost an away game at the strongest team in the Premier League? Really? Look Gooners, I [.
One Arsenal player who is no mood to feel sorry for himself or his team mates after the away day defeat by Chelsea on Sunday is the Poland international keeper Wojciech Szczesny. The 24-year old may have had to pick the ball out of his net more often so far this season as in the [...]
After Arsenal lost to Chelsea on Sunday, despite a much more spirited performance from us, it meant that the Blues had dropped just two points, in a tough away game at Man City, from their opening seven games in the Premier League season. It also prompted Jamie Redknapp, as reported by Metro, to suggest that [.
Wilshere This, Wilshere That – What to do With This Talented Starlet? by NikkoGunners Most Arsenal fans nowadays read the team sheet looking for one name – Is Wilshere playing or is he not? Second question quickly is what does that mean for other talents in the Squad? Clearly Wilshere is a massively talented young [.
Before Arsenal made the short trip across London to face Premier League rivals Chelsea, most of the talk was about the former captain of the Gunners, Cesc Fabregas, and his first game against the man he credited with turning him into a star, Arsene Wenger. But the Frenchman seemed more worried about Diego Costa.
Arsene Wenger will be working hard on the training field over the next two weeks with the Arsenal players that have not gone away on international duty. And, of course, he will be hoping that the Gunners' bad luck with injuries stays away so that he can get on with the season with an almost [...]
A thought on Arsene Wenger by KM What was expected is what happened. They stole my shoes! Can you imagine in the 21st century they'd take your shoes from your doorstep? Now that was unexpected, but the game at the weekend ended as predicted. Chelsea beat us 2 0 and Wenger lost another game [...]
There have been many posts and comments rueing Arsenal's performance against Chelsea at the weekend, but the Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere feels that we were on top for a lot of the game, but just didn't take advantage of our chances when they appeared during the match. "At times we controlled the game," said Wilshere.
Six Things I Learnt from the Chelsea Game by Uche Looking back at Arsenal's game against Chelsea yesterday, I must say that our performance wasn't bad. Of course everybody has an opinion on this game from the positive to the negative but here are a few things that I would say I got out of [...]
If there is anyone at Arsenal Football Club who is going to take the bull by the horns, or the Elephant in the room that is the form of Mesut Ozil, it is his World Cup winning team mate from the Germany team, Per Mertesacker. After all, he has done if before, blasting our number [...]
As Arsenal fans, we usually look forward to an international break with something combining p0anic, dread and resignation, as the Gunners have had more than their fair share of players picking up injuries while with their countries. But this one has actually come at a good time for Arsene Wenger and could be just what [.
Wenger's tactically too far behind to help Arsenal forward! by Gooneristic Truth I don't have the statistics at hand to give you the exact numbers, but I've watched enough games to know that Arsenal don't seem to be making any progress against top teams. In the post-Henry era, Arsenal just can't seem to find their [.
Arsene Wenger was clearly frustrated after Arsenal succumbed to another away defeat at the hands of one our big rivals. But the Frenchman also claimed after the match that the Gunners were unlucky, as an Arsenal.com report shows. His main example was the penalty claim on 63 minutes when Wilshere's shot was blocked by the [.
The Question of Monsieur Wenger By D.E. Nwatarali They win because the players know what their manager wants them to do on the field. Our manager just tells our players, go out and enjoy your game, that's the difference. This quote sums up the difference between many modern managers and Wenger's approach to important games.
It does not look good for Arsenal Football Club and the fans right now. We always knew it was going to be a huge task going to Stamford Bridge to face a super strength and in form Chelsea, but the 2-0 defeat leaves the Gunners languishing down in 7th place in the Premier League table [...]
With Mikel Arteta out injured (and Diaby of course but that goes without saying), Arsenal's only real defensive midfielder is Matthieu Flamini at the moment. All our readers have been clamouring for Wenger to bring in a new beast to help out the defence but until now that seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
10 Shots and NONE on Target! by NikkoGunners Arsenal outscored Chelsea on shots, but none of our shots were on target. Chelsea had three on target and got two goals. What does such a statistics tell us? Arsenal's game has been very patient this term and we spend long spells in the game planning the [.
Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He was sloppy with some of his kicks out. Could've done better for the penalty I felt. It was struck without any real pace and he was done by Hazard's eyes. Chambers – 5 Struggled massively against one of the best wingers in [...]
Creators Vs Predators: The Arsenal Dilemma by ElusiveArsenal When writing an article after an Arsenal match. I find staying off Twitter and taking an hour off to cool down absolutely necessary. Without that, most of this would be filled with curses and rants directed at everyone from the manager to the players to the irritating [.
I think it is safe to say that iut has not really happened for Arsenal this season, so far at least. After the encouraging way that Arsenal led the Premier League table for most of the last campaign, we were hoping that a few key signings in the transfer market and a few less injuries [...]
The Gunners have long been linked in numerous Arsenal transfer rumours with the Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani. With all the money in the English Premier League and with Arsenal being one of the biggest and most financially solid clubs in it, we are bound to be linked with any top name transfers, but I [.
Arsenal do not even want to win the Premiership.by Peter H Hi all you Gunners. I am writing this before the Chelsea game and am hoping we can pull it off to get our season started, so good luck to the team. Win or lose today, we are deluding ourselves if we think that Wenger [...]
Arsene Wenger did react to the away day troubles that Arsenal had against our big rivals last season, mas he needed to. But without Aaron Ramsey or Mikel Arteta available to play due to injury, it was Santi Cazorla who dropped back alongside Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini to make our midfield more compact.
Arsene Wenger has been experimenting with a slightly different system for Arsenal this season, with the Frenchman's favoured 4-3-3 system sometimes being dropped in some games for the similar but slightly different 4-1-4-1 formation. And although it has not always looked the right way forward for the Gunners, I think that this Premier League game [.
It has been over nine years since Arsenal lost the services of one of the best midfielders the club has ever had in Patrick Vieira. And three years later we also said goodbye to the Brazilian international Gilberto Silva who had done a great job giving the Gunners some real steel in the middle of [..
Dear Cesc On the day of a great London derby, I am writing this letter to a person who made me fall in love with a club of which he is no longer a part of. Even more perturbing he ended up playing for Arsenal's biggest rivals. Yes I say it again it was disturbing, [...]
With friends like these, who needs enemies? At least that is what the Arsenal players and fans hope this will be what our former captain Cesc Fabregas will be thinking after he faces his former club in a Chelsea shirt at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. Because there are still plenty of familiar faces for the [.
After the shocking way Arsenal were hammered at Stamford Bridge last season, today's Premier League clash with Chelsea is a good chancw to if Arsene Wrenger and the Gunners have learned their lessons and whether we will have any more joy against the big clubs this season. But the Frenchman's starting selection is hampered by [.
With all the bad blood between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, and with the desire for Arsenal to show that last season's awful string of results away to the Premier League big boys wasan aberration, there is a feeling that the Frenchman will send the Gunners out with the intent to attack the league leaders [.
It is not easy for anyone connected with Arsenal Football Club to rise above the taunts and mind games of Jose Mourinho, but it is crucially important the the players and manager do their best to ignore any little digs the Chelsea boss aims in our direction between now and kick off at Stamford Bridge [.
It is understandable that Arsene Wenger was disappointed to lose the Spanish international midfielder from his Arsenal team back in 2011, especially with the rumoured way that Cesc Fabregas left the Frenchman little choice but to sell his star player to La Liga club Barcelona. But because it was a return to his former club [.
We all know that UEFA are a farce and this has been proved once again with the news that Arsenal are to be charged because Galatasary fans smuggled in numerous flares which they threw onto the pitch during the game. Flares are very common in Turkey and you will see hundreds of them lit up [...]
I have had to put up with a lot since that first game at Highbury made me a red and white Gooner to the core, but this one hurts more than most. Hey, I am not saying that being an Arsenal fan is all bad, because we have had some fantastic times and amazing teams [...]
Arsene Wenger is well aware that he has not beaten Jose Mourinho as Chelsea boss in eleven games with Arsenal, but he believes that he now has a team capable of shocking the League leaders at Stamford Bridge. Last season's corresponding fixture ended in a 6-0 rout over the Gunners, but Wenger is only looking [.
Wenger has come up against Mourinho's Chelsea eleven times. Arsenal have drawn five while Chelsea have six wins. Goals Scored in those 11 games: Arsenal 6 Chelsea 19 Last season: Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal In 2013/14 Against the Top Four Teams: Chelsea won 5 and drew 1 Arsenal won 1 and lost 3 (2 [...]
The big London Derby between the capital's two top teams is coming up, and there is no doubt that Wojciech Szczesny and Thibaut Courtois will have a big part to play in who emerges the winner. In the build up Courtois says that Arsenal are a "really top team" while Szczesny has named Chelsea as [...]
Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players are no strangers to criticism, especially in recent years, so we should not be surprised to see that the man who has an opinion on everything, but is also strangely unable to take any of it aimed in his direction, Joey `le muppet` Barton, has stuck his oar in [..
Arsene Wenger will not forget his 1000th game in charge of Arsenal in a hurry as we were soundly destroyed 6-0 by Jose Mourinho´s rampaging Chelsea side in last years fixture at Stamford Bridge, but now our manager is looking to get revenge and believes that Chelsea have had an easy run of games so [.
Galatasaray result should not fool anyone by KM Football is often about the last result and the next game. In Arsenal's case the last result was a comfortable 4-1 win against Galatasaray and the next game is against the best team in the premier league so far Chelsea. We finally put in an expected [..
The fact that Arsenal had some sort of first refusal clause with Cesc Fabregas and that Arsene Wenger decided not to utilise it this summer was always going to be a bone of contention with us Arsenal fans. And the fact that our former captain then went on to play for our least favourite manager [...]
Make no mistake about it Arsenal fans, an away game at Chelsea is likely to be the hardest fixture for us in the Premier League this season. It always has been, especially with Jose Mourinho in charge of the Blues, with Arsene Wenger still to register a win over the Portuguese pillock. And this season [.
It seems strange that Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, with the focus on passing, creating chances, going forwards and scoring goals, have often been painted with the brush of being undisciplined on the pitch. On the 18th anniversary of his managerial reign, during the Galatasaray game, the commentator mentioned the incredible amount of red cards we [.
The new Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has settled into the Arsenal starting XI very quickly and has become an integral part of the squad. He particularly enjoyed his first Champions League game at the Emirates and thinks that the team spirit held together well. The whole Arsenal team destroyed Galatasary in the first half even [.
The German international Lukas Podolski arrived with a fanfare in the summer of 2012, but for some reason (only known to Arsene Wenger I am sure) he has never been able to get a regular starting spot unless injuries have forced him into the team. In two full seasons he has only made 39 starts [...]
God knows how many times JustArsenal readers have begged Arsene Wenger to adjust his tactics depending on the opposition instead of just Attack! Attack!, especially after Arsenal's embarrassing defeats against the Top Teams last season including the 6-0 at Stamford Bridge. Well this time around Arsenal have Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck around to cause [.
The continuing struggle for fitness of the Arsenal and France midfielder Abou Diaby, along with the recent injuries picked up by Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta have highlighted, at least to the fans and the media, the need for Arsenal to sign a player in that typical combative defensive mould to strengthen the spine of [.
Arsenal's Best Front Line at the Moment, We said it before... by Nick Welbeck, Sanchez, Carzola, Ozil, OX For some time, some of us have called for this frontline above to be tested and on Wednesday hosting Galatasaray they were in the field. I remember I wrote an article on JustArsenal and I suggested [.
Arsenal were very impressive in the first half against Galatasary, in fact they controlled the game right up until Wojciech Szczesny got himself dismissed, but there is no doubt that Sunday's game against League leaders Chelsea will be a different kettle of fish. The Gunners will have to be much stronger at the back and [.
The Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs has been rewarded for his club form for Arsenal today with a call-up to the England senior side by the manager Roy Hodgson. It is the latest step for Gibbs as he tries to finally make the progress in the game that his talent as a youngster suggested, but [...]
THIS ARSENAL TEAM HAS GOT SERIOUS QUALITY By UE Watching Arsenal run riot yesterday night against an experienced but stunned Galatasaray side reminded me of how much quality we have in this team. Frankly, if we fail to do well this season, I wouldn't blame it on our failure to sign William Carvalho or some [.
After Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for Arsenal in the second half against Galatasaray, the Gunners were already 4-0 up and in little danger of throwing away the win. Even so, we didn't want to lose any more goals so I was surprised that Wenger took Alexis and Chamberlain off rather than Ozil and Cazorla.
The current Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs has a long way to go to achieve the same level of success as the former Gunner Ashley Cole and hopefully he will not decide to abandon the club that made him. From what Gibbs said this week about the debt he owes to Arsene Wenger suggests that [...]
Arsenal 4 – 1 Galatasaray Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 4 His red card completely ruined what was a good performance. We had to spend 30 minutes defending with 10 men and will be more tired now for the crucial game on Sunday against Chelsea. Extremely irresponsible stuff by him and he needs to [.
Wenger now the toast of England by CR Less than a decade ago Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fielded a squad that did not contain an English player, yet now, his team is full of promising players that are eligible to play in current England boss Roy Hodgson's side. Wenger was criticised for the team he [.
Arsene Wenger watched his new boy Danny Welbeck destroy Galatasary with some brilliant finishing for Arsenal, but he seemed surprised that the England international could run and finish so well! He was asked after the game if he had learnt anything about Welbeck that he didn't know before and he replied: "That he's a good [.
When a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours were linking us with a move for the AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, in the early stages of the World Cup finals, most Arsenal fans were not that keen. Even though the striker had played well for Italy and put England to the sword, it was the attitude [...]
Arsenal needed to get off to a fast start against Galatasaray, especially as Arsene Wenger had picked a pretty attacking line-up with Cazorla, Chamberlain, Ozil and Alexis backing up Danny Welbeck. And we certainly did that. The Gunners quickly exposed the Turkish side and dominated possession but with a real purpose.
Arsenal will want to get their Champions League campaign back on trach this evening and we have a great chance at home against Galatasaray. And not only will a win put us back in a good position to at least qualify, a good performance will go a long way to banishing the memory of the [...]
Arsene Wenger is still hopeful and confident that his Arsenal team can have a good run in the Champions League this season, but he also knows that we need to get going as soon as possible, starting this evening with the visit of Galatasaray. The game marks the 18th anniversary of the Frenchman taking over [.
When you play for a big club like Arsenal, there is more pressure on your shoulders to perform at the highest level on a regular basis and the fans can get pretty frustrated when you are not doing as well as you should. But there are also major benefits, like more chance of winning things [...]
As well as being a vitally important home game for Arsenal in the quest for Champions League glory, the game against Galatasaray this evening marks the 18th anniversary of the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger. And the current players will be desperate to make it a day to remember this time. The Frenchman has become [.
Chill! by TB I don't understand you JustArsenal members. Someone help me out here, because I seem to remember this time last year we were laughing at Spurs when they signed all those players in the same window and their players struggled to gel. What did you guys expect would happen to us? I [...]
Arsenal vs Galatasaray Preview, Predicted Line up and score by KJ We went into this season excited at the possibilities with the acquisition of Welbeck and Sanchez. However, I do feel a lack of excitement going into this Champions League match because of our poor form, our poor football and all of our injured players.
With a sudden injury crisis hitting Arsenal in the central midfield area like an unexpected punch in the stomach, I was hoping that Arsene Wenger would be able to call on our France international Abou Diaby, as the long legged Frenchman continues on the road to resurrecting his Arsenal career. But in the latest team [.