Arsenal should thank Man City by Sam P I know that I am one of the more optimistic fans in the global Arsenal family and I am definitely in the minority here, but I have not yet given up on the Gunners winning the Premier League title. I know that Chelsea looked unstoppable while Arsenal [...]
It has been a slow burner for Arsenal this season, with our momentum in the Premier League similar to the way an old steam train used to build up speed. And the Gunners have also had a few false starts, with Arsene Wenger and the players having to relight the burners and start shoveling coal [...]
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans will be hoping to get more good news tomorrow on the fitness of some key players, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wojciech Szczesny, Yaya Sanogo, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal all due to be assessed to see if they can feature for the Gunners against high flying Southampton on Wednesday evening.
There are plenty more Arsenal transfer rumours this week linking the club with possible moves for a number of central midfielders in the January transfer window. Sami Khedira is still mentioned, although the German star seems set to extend his stay at Real Madrid, until next summer at least. And there have been many more [.
The transfer window opens in just over a month now, so we are having a look at the latest rumours doing the rounds. The DailyStar is claiming that we have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the chase for Raphael Varane, with the young Frenchman admitting he is keen for more first-team action. Unfortunately, what [.
Oh for some stability and continuity! by TB You can talk about Arsenal's lack of an extra defender and DM signing but one of the negative features of this season is the 'variation' from match to match in our line ups. There must be a measure for this phenomenon. This is caused by the induction [...]
West Brom 0 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Martinez – 7.5 Another strong performance by the Argentinian. Commanding throughout and kept his calm when we had to defend in the final 10 minutes. I don't think Szczesny would've performed as well considering the circumstances. Chambers – 7 Another good performance.
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Better from Arsenal, Perfect from the fans by KM It was a fine weekend for the Arsenal family. After the disappointment of last weeks result vs Man Utd. we really needed that win, and unlike the Swansea game we were ready to defend for it. It was scrappy, we got lucky with the bar and [...]
Why the Rest of Arsenal's Season is All About Building for the Next! by AT Arsenal fans will most certainly be breathing a sigh of relief after two consecutive wins over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. Following a very poor start to the campaign, it really [.
It would great to see Arsenal take all three points from the game against West Brom ths afternoon, but can you blieve that we may have also lost thee more players to injury? Nacho Monreal came off very early on, and his replacement Kieran Gibbs sustained an ankle problem himself. Wenger said on Arsenal.
Arsenal fans must hope that Arsene Wenger is just trying to keep his Arsenal transfer cards close to his chest as the January transfer window looms evcer closer. But we have all seen and heard this all before and the memory of the last winter window is still fresh and raw in many of our [...]
Arsene Wenger made a few changes to the Arsenal line-up for the trip to West Brom, some forced on him due to the injury problems of Wilshere and Arteta, but bringing Giroud and Koscielny back was definitely through the manager's choice and gave the squad a very timely boost. Welbeck passed his late fitness test [.
The Arsenal injury update given by Arsene Wenger today was pretty depressing for Arsenal fans to hear. It looked like the Gunners were going to have to do without almost a full and decent starting XI players, with Danny Welbeck, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott apparently unlikely to return along with out other crocks Arteta, [.
I must admit I was very surprised when I saw the latest post on Arsenal.com saying that the Gunners have decided to extend Francis Coquelin's loan period at Charlton. The original deal was to send him to the Valley for a month until this Sunday night. He has impressed everyone at Charlton in the three [.
The Arsenal and Spain international midfielder Santi Cazorla is one of those players that is sometimes a victim of their own versatility. Almost as adept with either foot, he can play on both flanks as well as his best position as a central attacking midfielder pulling the strings. And Cazorla certainly did that in his [.
It became a bit of an issue for Arsenal last year and I think it got into the players heads that an early kick off in the Premier League on Saturday following a midweek game in the Champions League would give the Gunners all sorts of problems. Arsene Wenger was even asked about it in [...]
West Brom vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and predicted score by KJ We finally have a win under our belt against one of the bigger teams in midweek and I expect that to propel us onto better things starting with the game at the Hawthorns. West Brom are always a bit of a difficult [...]
Arsenal will go into this away game with West Brom on a real high after beating Borussia Dortmund and qualifying for the next round of the Champions League. The manner of the victory could be just as important as well, because it will have proved to the players that Arsenal can defend and keep a [...
Aaron Ramsey was obviously pleased with Arsenal's performance against Borussia Dortmund after the massive disappointments of the miserable start to the season, but he was particularly pleased with Alexis Sanchez's display as he scored an incredible 13th goal of his short career at the Emirates. Ramsey said on Arsenal.
Yet again Arsenal find themselves inundated with further injuries, even though just a few weeks ago we seemed to have turned the corner. Wenger said at the beginning of the month, "We had Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy and Mesut Ozil injured but they are slowly all getting better. Theo is the first to [.
West Brom must really be relishing playing Arsenal tomorrow lunchtime. Not only have the Gunners had to play a crucial midweek Champions League match while the Baggies have had a weeks rest since losing to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but it looks like Arsenal are down to the bare bones of their squad.
Arsene Wenger is not getting carried away with the fact that Arsenal beat the Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates last night. The Frenchman admitted in his post match interview, reported by Arsenal.com, that it was very unlikely that the Gunners could pip Jurgen Klopp's side to top the group, but he did accept [.
Arsenal finally got a decent and well deserved reward for their efforts in the Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund and while Jurgen Klopp was not happy with the performance of his players, Arsene Wenger suggested that it was the Gunners getting the balance of the side right, as an Arsenal.
I have already written about the chances of Arsenal pulling off the incredible and finishing on top of our Champions League qualifying group. I don't see us beating Galatasaray as the difficult part as they have been woeful, but we need Borussia Dortmund to lose at home to Anderlecht and that is pretty unlikely.
The Arsenal injury curse and Jack Wilshere's personal nightmare goes on and on. Young Jack was the subject of yet another crunching tackle as he sprinted into the Man United penalty area last week, and it has resulted in another operation on his left ankle. Most papers reported that Wilshere would miss three months even [.
It is bad enough that Arsenal continue to pick up injuries more often than Cristiano Ronaldo picks up a mirror, but we also seem to get a spate of players in the same area ruled out at the same time. Like having to face Borussia Dortmund without our two best keepers Szczesny and Ospina. Or [...]
You can script this Arsenal season by looking at the last ten! by KM Arsenal won against a bad Dortmund side sitting in the bottom 3 in Germany, training in the park and playing for pretty much nothing at the Emirates. Dortmund need change as well. Players that played a champions league final and dominated [.
Why Wenger IS to blame for Arsenal's failings by PA Arsene Stubborn and Impractical Even before the trophy less spell Wenger was always stubborn, with a rigid adherence to philosophy over tactics. It was always his way or nothing. There are two problems with this. First his way hasn't arguably translated to success on the [.
Mancini Admits Interest in Arsenal Job! by AT Following Arsenal's miserable start to the new season, the pressure is continuing to mount on the Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger. In fact, the level of dissatisfaction amongst the Arsenal fans is so high that it seems as though the vast majority are calling for the Frenchman's head.
Words of wisdom from Alisher Usmanov by KM In a time where Arsene Wenger is turning AFC to a comedy show, the second most valuable shareholder of Arsenal has come out to speak the truth about the situation we are in. ‘Potential of the team is there, but there is no critical evaluation of own [...]
Arsenal's decision to sell Thomas Vermaelen and Bacary Sagna during the summer transfer window led many fans to believe that Arsene Wenger would be focusing on defensive reinforcements to cure a long-term problem. Although Calum Chambers has shown maturity beyond his tender years following his arrival from Southampton, old problems have reared their ugly head [.
Arsenal may have already sorted out one of the bits of transfer business that will be done when the January transfer window opens in a little over a month. We won't know until then of course, but one of the players linked with a move to the Emirates to strengthen the central midfield area has [...]
Arsenal 2 – 0 Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings by KJ Martinez – 7 He was pretty decent today. Made some good claims, his distribution was good and he made a couple of good saves late on. Chambers – 7.5 He seems to be getting stronger and stronger now. He had a dip from around the [...]
Arsene Wenger was clearly delighted by the strong performance of his Arsenal players last night, but he was just as clearly devastated and almost at a loss for words that the victory over Borussia Dortmund exacted the heavy price of two more Gunners joining the ever growing and continued injury list that is in danger [.
Why This Portuguese Star is NOT the DM Arsenal Require! by AT Well, it is no secret that Arsenal are in desperate need of a defensive midfielder. Let's face it, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta are both past their prime and are simply not good enough. In regards to the issue, the Daily Mirror is [...
Arsenal needed just a point to get out of the group but Arsene Wenger was unable to call on a host of key players, including Szczesny, Wilshere, Ozil, Walcott and Welbeck. So it looked like we were in for a tough night against Borussia Dortmund who have been great in the Champions League. Yaya Sanogo [.
As wellas the injury problems continuing to pile up for Arsenal, with Jack Wilshere out for a while and now both of our first choice keepers unavailable as well as Danny Welbeck. At least Arsene Wenger had the good news about Laurent Koscielny, but the Frenchman has decided not to rush the French centre back [.
Koscielny in the Arsenal Squad for Dortmund, But Should He Start? by AT Ahead of the impending clash against Borrusia Dortmund in the Champions League, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been given a huge injury boost as Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training after spending two months on the sidelines with an achilles [.
I am not sure if Arsene Wenger is ready to take too many risks when he sets his Arsenal team up to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, but as usual the Frenchman's tactical options are a little restricted because of the injury situation. With the Gunners needing just a point, the manager may [.
I have been really impressed with Jack Wilshere this season, for Arsenal and the England national team. When it looked like the super talented teenager that burst onto the scene a few years ago was letting it slip and might never realise his potential, Wilshere has knuckled down and proved his critics wrong.
That January transfer window, and the chance it offers Arsenal to redress the problems in the squad that have seen us fail to win the Champions League qualifying group, once again, and to sit languishing down in 8th place in the Premier League, with just four wins from 12 games so far. So there will [.
Arsenal's season is already destroyed. by Frustrated Gooner There have been more calls for Wenger's head this season than ever before, and why not? This has been the worst start ever for the Gunners in a long time even by Wenger's standards. Under Wenger this team seems to be not stagnating but decaying.
Although it has seemed at times this season that Arsenal just cannot catch a break, especially with the injury situation, sometimes things have gone right for the Gunners. And I think you can put the return to full match sharpness of Aaron Ramsey in that category. The news about Jack Wilshere damaging his ankle ligaments [.
Arteta is right and Arsenal have been unlucky by Sam P Both Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal captain have claimed that Arsenal have deserved a lot more than we have got for our efforst this season, highlighted by the way we dominated Manchester United more than we have in tears and still got nothing, while [.
The co-owner of Arsenal, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, has not got a place on the board of Arsenal, even though he would dearly love one and is second only to Stan Kroenke in how much of the club he owns. So that means he has no direct control or say in the running of the [...]
Is This Swiss Defender the Solution for Arsenal's Defensive Problems? If reports from the Daily Star are to be believed, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to make a move for the FC Basel defender Fabian Schar once the transfer window reopens in January. The Swiss international is said to be priced at around [.
It is just about typical really. Even when Arsenal get some good news on the injury front, and the early return of Olivier Giroud from his tibia damage was certainly good news, there is a sting in the tail, because the big Frenchman is not available to face Borussia Dortmund in the crucial Champions League [.
Arsenal fans will be hoping for a morale boosting win against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow, which would make us all feel a lot better as well as keeping alive our faint hopes of topping the Champions League group. But The fans and players and Arsene Wenger would happily settle for a share of the spoils as [.
There is a never-ending supply of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with Borussia Dortmund's Marcus Reus, despite the amount of quality midfielders already in Arsene Wenger's squad. Reus has a contract with Dortmund until 2017, but a release clause of just 25 million euros means that there will be interest from most top Premier [.
Why Jurgen Klopp would be perfect for Arsenal by RP. Wenger has helped to install an exemplary youth development institution at Arsenal and although a large selection of the current ‘homegrown' players may have been bought in, let's be honest with each other, they was kids when bought. Arsenal are known for buying ‘kids' and [.
18 reasons why Wenger should change or resign by MB It's been 18 years of the Wenger Revolution at the Arsenal Football Club. I believe these 18 years has not only revolutionized football at the North London but the entire England. Wenger introduced a new system of football; an aesthetically pleasing style of play that [.
Wojciech Szczesny was one of the many Arsenal players that did not exactly cover themselves in glory at the Emirates stadium on Saturday. It looked like he was at least partly responsible for the lack of understanding that led to hos collision with Kieran Gibbs and the left back's own goal that that changed the [.
Arsenal must act quickly or lose Jurgen Klopp by KM While Arsenal sit managerless as Arsene Wenger is a deluded old man and everything but a decent football manager, a certain Jurgen Klopp hass issued his desire to come to the Premier league. While we all know Wenger is incapable of even thinking of change, [.
Arsenal's second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov has been very quiet about the club in the last year or two, but now with the Gunners languishing in 8th place in the Premier League he has spoken out and urged Arsene Wenger to spend money on reinforcing the squad. "My opinion and I tell it openly [.
After last season when Arsenal spent much longer at the top of the Premier League table than any of our big rivals, only faltering in the second half of the season as the injury list ground us down, expectations were naturally high going into this campaign. Arsene Wenger still had quite a few of his [.
Arsene Speechless, Clueless but his job is still safe! by KM What a disappointment. What does Wenger care about the poor old Arsenal fans saving money all year to make that one trip to the Emirates to see Arsenal lose to the WORST UNITED SIDE I've seen in my entire life. Disaster... I had [...]
Arsene Wenger was understandably annoyed by Arsenal's home defeat against Man United. The Gunners dominated possession but were undone by a farcical own goal. As the team were pushing for the equaliser, Wayne Rooney somehow broke away with absolutely no Arsenal defenders between him and the goal to put the result beyond doubt.
The Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is in a state of shock after seeing Arsenal only score one goal in injury time against a Man United side that were completely over-run by the Gunners attack. "I am shocked we did not win this game, I cannot believe it still," he said on Arsenal.com. "I think [...]
It was a huge disappointment for Arsenal fans to lose to Manchester United, as it always is. But the anger and frustration was heightened so much because they were there for the taking and just like last season, Arsenal let them off the hook. So I can understand the fans being furious, but I do [...]
Why Arsenal Fans Should Stop Protesting and Get Behind the Team! by AT As a result of Arsenal's dismal start to the new campaign and following back-to-back Premier League defeats at the hands of Swansea City and Manchester United, the pressure is once again mounting on the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
No-one can deny that Arsenal's defeat at home to Man United yesterday was a massive disappointment, but it could surely have been a whole lot worse if Jack Wilshere had been sent off after just half an hour of the game. The England midfielder looked like a very angry banshee as he aggressively approached the [.
Thankfully for Arsenal, our Champions League opponents on Wednesday are doing even worse than the Gunners are in their domestic league. After a damaging and disappointing home defeat by Man United, Arsene Wenger will struggle to get his players into any positive sort of mood for the visit of the German club Borussia Dortmund, but [.
Against Man United last night, it was yet another of those games were Arsenal get loads of possession, but sloppy defensive lapses gift the whole three points to their opponents. Arsene Wenger, though, was pleased with the performance,if not the result. "It's a game that we dominated for 80 per cent of the time and [.
Unless he has been on the moon or simply does not read the papers or use the internet, Jurgen Klopp must have heard the Arsenal transfer rumours that have proclaimed him as one of the main front runners to take over from our current manager Arsene Wenger, whenever that might be. And after the loss [.
There are now just six weeks to go until the Janary transfer window, so we can expect thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours in the meantime, especially as we all KNOW that the Gunners desperately need reinforcements! The DM area is an absolte must in January, but with the likelihood of Sami Khedira arriving, the Daily [.
Arsenal's legendary striker Thierry Henry is getting ready to play the last game of his contract with New York Red Bulls today, and he is keeping very quiet about his next career move. There is every chance that he may continue his playing career (maybe in India with some other old Arsenal team-mates?
Why the Form of Ramsey is So Crucial for Arsenal! by AT When Aaron Ramsey scored the last-minute winner against Crystal Palace in the first game of the season, we all thought that the Welshman was picking up from where he left off for Arsenal last season. But twelve games in to the season, we [...]
Arsenal 1 – 2 Manchester United Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 5 Didn't really have many saves to make at all and had to go off early after United's first goal because he was injured by Gibbs. Typical Arsenal with the way we conceded that. Szczesny could've been stronger with his punch. Chambers – [.
Louis van Gaal changed his tactics to try to surprise Arsenal and counter his team's defensive problems, with three central defenders and with Luke Shaw and Valencia playing as wing backs in a midfield five, with Rooney and van Persie up front. But it was not really working as the Gunners tok control of the [.
Arsene Wenger must have been mightily relieved when the in form England striker Danny Welbeck passed his late fitness test and as expected, the Frenchman has stuck with the pacy and hard working front man instead of bringing back Olivier Giroud who has made an early return to fitness and is on the bench to [.
Another Solution for Arsenal's Defensive Problems by AT As we all may have realised by now, the unfortunate injury to Laurent Koscielny has had a very significant impact on Arsenal's season, not only because of the sheer quality of the French international defender but more so because of Arsenal's lack of cover in that position.
It looks like the fears that Arsenal may have to do without Danny Welbeck as well as Theo Walcott for the crunch clash with Manchester United later will prove to be unfounded, The England international was due to face a fitness test yesterday and was then pictured training normally, so hopefully that means he will [.
It was looking like Arsene Wenger would probably stick with the same back four set up to face Manchester United later today, as neither Laurent Koscielny nor Mathieu Debuchy is fit to play. And that means that our Spanish left back Nacho Monreal would partner Per Mertesacker in the centre of defence, with young Calum [.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview, predicted line up and score by KJ This international break was probably the least annoying of all the ones we've had so far. Most fans were pretty annoyed at our last result and this has given us ample time to distance ourselves from the result and the performance and this [.
Is Lack of Creativity to Blame for Arsenal's Problems? by KJ With Arsenal having a rather mediocre start to the season, there have been a lot of theories put forward in regards to the reasons as to why Arsene Wenger's side have failed to hit in the ground running in a campaign where they were [...]
Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players are apparently feeling a lot better about life than they were about two weeks ago, when the Gunners had just thrown away a second leading position in the space of a few days. That loss against Swansea City meant we headed into the international break with confidence low.
We already know that Theo Walcott will not be on the pitch or on the bench for Arsenal tomorrow as the Gunners play host to the old rivals Manchester United. Hopefully though, Arsene Wenger will be able to start with Danny Welbeck up front but the 23-year old may be ruled out with a hamstring [...]
Apart from the slight groin strain picked up in training by Theo Walcott and the slight knock received by Danny Welbeck during the Scotland v England friendly, it has been a pretty good international break for the Arsenal players, who should all have arrived back in north London in a positive frame of mind.
Just when it was looking like the injury tide was turning in the favour of Arsenal, with Theo Walcott and then Olivier Giroud coming back to full training with the squad and the hope of Laurent Koscielny coming back after the international break. And we seemed to have got away with no injury problems from [.
Why I think Arsenal is still in decline and why the blame is Wenger's. by PA Wenger has lost his Mojo I cannot pinpoint exactly when this occurred but the manager we have now is not the same man that arrived at Highbury in 1996 revolutionised the way Arsenal played and led us to an [...]
Arsenal fans will hardly need reminding that our recent history against Manchester United is far from glorious. But just in case, our Arsenal loving friends over at the Daily Mail have kindly written an article reminding us that the Gunners have won just once against the old rivals from Old Trafford in the last 11 [.
There has been a lot of talk about whether Arsenal should start playing Jack Wilshere in the deep lying holding midfield role that he has started to occupy and do very well at for England. But it seems clear that Arsene Wenger is not so keen and he definitely won't do it for the first [...]
Why The Return of Giroud Gives the Arsenal Attack a New Dimension! by KJ As Arsenal get set to welcome Manchester United to the Emirates on Saturday, perhaps the biggest news coming from the Gunners' camp is that French striker Olivier Giroud has recovered from a fractured leg way ahead of schedule and as Arsene [.
Wenger REALLY isn't a great Coach by PA I do not consider myself an AOB or an AKB, I just call it as I see it. I am simply a fan who loves this great club and thinks the club should be greater than any one man. It is a passionate game, we follow and [...]
I am not sure if you have heard this one before Gooners, but some people think that Arsenal could do with signing a world class central midfielder, a player with defensive discipline, high work rate and the power to battle Premier League opponents. Oh I don't know, maybe someone like Patrick Vieira perhaps.
The Arsenal and England international Jack Wilshere has seen at first hand over the last couple of weeks just how much of a threat the England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney can be to Arsenal when Louis van Gaal brings his squad, or the ones left standing anyway, to the Emirates on Saturday.
We do not know for certain whether Arsenal will be able to call on the services of the England striker Danny Welbeck on Saturday yet, after the 23-year old picked up a slight hamstring problem on international duty. Arsene Wenger did not mention him in his latest injury update on Arsenal/com, but I am sure [.
Arsenal get back into Premier League action in the late kick off on Saturday, with a very important clash, for both clubs, against Manchester United. Neither of us have had the start to the season we would have wanted, but both Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal will know that a morale boosting victory over [.
There is a strong belief among many Arsenal fans and people in the football media that Arsene Wenger can have a tendency to be stubborn. They will point at his refusal, transfer window after transfer window, to sign the players to strengthen the positions in the Arsenal squad that most people think we need.
It looked like bad news for Arsenal when the reports came in this week that the Real Madrid and Croatia international midfielder Luka Modric had picked up an injury while on international duty. But now it seems as though it could actually help Arsenal to complete the transfer to solve the long running defensive midfield [.
Despite rumours to the contrary, the Arsenal boss is still fully behind his club record signing and Mesut Ozil is confident that with the Frenchman's help and belief, he will prove to be a fantastic signing for the Gunners. But while it is clearly good news that Wenger and Ozil are pulling in the same [.
Alexis Sanchez was the last Arsenal player in action during this current international break. And although the former Barcelona forward could not inspire his Chile international team mates to a victory over Uruguay in Santiago, he did score another goal. That makes it six games in a row for club and country that Alexis has [.
Yes I know that Arsenal have not exactly looked like title winners so far this season. And even when we have had a bit of luck or put a few results together, the hoped for momentum has been lost soon after. But although it looks like Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team, currently 11 points [...]
Why This Forgotten Arsenal Star Deserves More Chances! by AT As a result of Arsenal's rather mediocre start to the new season, there have been a handful of players who have been subject to criticism as a result of their poor performances. However, there are also established first-team players who have been more or less [.
No Excuses! A must-win game against a weak Man United side by KM Four years ago I made my only trip to London so far, with a promise that when I return it'll be to see the mighty Arsenal play, and so it comes this Saturday I will be at the Emirates to see Arsenal [...]
Should Wilshere be Playing a Deeper Midfield Role for Arsenal As Well? by AT Undoubtedly, the biggest relief Arsenal can take from the latest international break is the fact that there are no new injury concerns to address. In addition to that relief, there was also the sheer joy of watching the Gunners' English contingent [.
Why Arsenal can't Move Forward?..... Wenger. by PA First off, Arsene Wenger has done some good for the Arsenal. His coming revolutionised every aspect of the club from training regimes and player diets to the pitch. He created a style of play that was a joy to watch, both for fans and neutrals, and that [.
With Arsenal now having turned from a team of mainly foreign players to being built around a strong core of young British players, the Gunners now find themselves in the strange position of being the main provider of players for the England national team. And the young Gunners are doing very well for Roy Hodgson.
There has probably not been a better time for Arsenal to be heading into a match against Manchester United and needing a positive result, because as much as Arsenal may have a few key players on the injury list and are struggling for form and consistency, we are in a much better position than our [..
Is Wenger Right to Still Have Faith in Diaby to Come Good for Arsenal? by AT The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has once again come out in support of the perennially injured Gunners' midfielder Abou Diaby, who is said to be finally approaching full fitness after yet another one of his long spells on the [.
Why Joel Campbell Should Be Given More Opportunities at Arsenal by AT There has been a lot of talk recently in regards to the future of the Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, who has found first-team opportunities hard to come by following his return to the Emirates after three successful loan spells at Lorient, Real Betis [.
It is a shame that Arsene Wenger will not see the star of the season for Arsenal so far until later this week, as Alexis Sanchez plays for Chile tomorrow night and then has a long flight back to London. But the 25-year old is so good he will slot straight back into Premier League [...]
I am sure that all six of the Arsenal players in the England squad will be hoping to be involved for Roy Hodgson't team when they face the auld enemy Scotland in a friendly match at Celtic Park tonight. The home internationals used to be the highlight of the football calendar for most of the [...]
I hope I am not speaking too soon here, but so far this international break has held nothing but good news for Arsenal and the Gunners involved for their various countries. 10 of the 14 games involving Arsenal stars have now been played and tonight will see three more before Alexis Sanchez and Chile complete [.
The latest news on Abou Diaby and his injury situation is sure to please a lot of Arsenal fans, but the suggestion from Arsene Wenger that the French midfielder could also be set to receive a contract extension to his current deal that runs out at the end of this season will dismay just as [...]
It seems to me that the time has come for Arsenal to allow the Germany international striker Lukas Podolski to leave the club, if that is what he wants. And unless Arsene Wenger starts to play the 29-year old on a regular basis, then Podolski's recent complaints tell you that is what he will want. [.
Even though he may not have played all that much football for Arsenal so far this season, mainly due to the excellent form and understanding showed by Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, Yaya Sanogo has clearly not been wasting his time. The young French striker has obviously been working hard with his Arsenal team mates [.
After he missed the last half hour of Arsenal's last Champions League game against Anderlecht and then the away defeat by Swansea City in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta can be absolved from blame for the way the Gunners have thrown away two winning positions in a row. But hopefully the club captain will be [.
The priority for Arsenal in the January transfer window is likely to be for a central defender, as the recent injury problems of Laurent Koscielny have highlighted just how thin the Arsenal squad is in the defensive area. But many Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger finally accepts that he needs to sign [.
There is no doubt that Arsenal are coming out of the terrible run of injuries that wrecked our Premier League title challenge last season and carried on into the beginning of this one. Not including Abou Diaby, there are now just four first team Gunners out of action; with Mesut Ozil, David Ospina, Laurent Koscielny [.
There were four Arsenal players that started in the England win over Slovenia, but Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck are both expecting a much more competitive match against Scotland tomrrow, despite it being billed as a "friendly" match! Wilshere even thinks tomorrows 111th meeting between the two neighbouring countries will be similar to the North [.
Joel Campbell showed massive improvement last season at Olympiakos and with Costa Rica at the World Cup, but since his return to Arsenal he has found it very difficult to persuade Arsene Wenger to give him some playing time in the Premier League. This has led to many rumours that the youngster is unhappy at [.
Why Wilshere and Ramsey will never work together as a central midfield pairing by KJ After Wilshere's impressive display against Slovenia, many are questioning once again as to why we can't play Wilshere and Ramsey together. Wilshere is clearly doing well for England in that deep role and Ramsey is a similar (albeit far better) [.
Now I know that we are going through a boring international beak, but the latest Arsenal transfer rumour seems like a desperate attempt to fill the back pages of the tabloids. The Express are reporting that the Gunners are going to bring in the brilliant Petr Cech from Chelsea in January, and the only basis [.
All Arsenal fans are aware that Arsene Wenger gave Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski extra time off in the summer to recover from their exertions of winning the World Cup, but even with that break it seems that neither have fully recovered their fitness or form. Although Ozil managed to start six games before succumbing [.
Arsenal fans are sick and tired but also well used to having a long list of players on the sidelines due to injury problems and this season has been no different so far. But at least we are not alone this time, as our big Premier League rivals for a top four finish, Manchester United, [...]
The Arsenal and Germany international forward Lukas Podolski has made no secret of his frustration about his lack of playing opportunities, pretty much ever since he signed for the Gunners over two years ago. Arsene Wenger has ofvten brushed off the German's complaints but it looks like the Frenchman now has to make a decision.
There are plans, apparently, for some Arsenal fans to show their displeasure at the way the Gunners have struggled and stuttered at the start of the season, with the manager Arsene Wenger set to be the main subject of the fans' anger. Once again it looks like Arsenal are going to have to settle for [.
How soon some people forget! One former Arsenal player, Charlie Nicholas, was among the fiercest critics of the Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey and his recent displays for the Gunners. Completely ignoring the fact that Ramsey has just returned from injury and that the whole Arsenal team played badly, the 23-year old was blamed for [.
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has always been thought of more for his ability to burst past players and create goals, with the attacking side of his game always drawing more praise and attention than the defensive side. But a good central midfielder has to be able to do both things well. And Wilshere has [.
The Arsenal and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla suggested ahead of this current international break that it would be a chance for him to recharge his batteries and enjoy himself before the serious business of the season ahead. The Spaniard has improved after a slow start for the Gunners and we need him to come back [.
It was great to see the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck score two more goals for England tonight and it can only help Arsenal when the Premier League and Champions League resumes next week. I do think these two international goals are really important for Arsenal and Welbeck, because I get the feeling he needed them [.
Although Arsenal bought Danny Welbeck on the last day of the summer transfer window, there are many Arsenal fans that still think the Gunners are in need of a top top striker to take us to the next level, especially with the ridiculous amount of injuries sustained by the Arsenal squad. We have been linked [.
Lukas Podolski is using his time with the German national team to get some proper playing time on the pitch, and also to voice his displeasure at being left on the sidelines with Arsenal. Now that he has been backed up by the Germany manager Joachim Low, Podolski has made it even clearer that he [...
There were four England styars involved for England today in their Euro qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley. And it was a good night all round for the English Gunners, although Calum Chambers and Theo Walcott did not see any action. The headlines will probably go to our new centre forward Danny Welbeck, as the 23-year [.
It is rare enough for Arsenal fans to get any good news on the injury front, with recurring problems to the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil having ruined the end of last season and the start of this one. So to get two pieces of good news in the same week [...]
First of all, Gooners, I do think that Arsenal should not really have a problem completing this transfer if Arsene Wenger and the board are serious about it and don't do the usual trick of penny pinching and dithering. But if the Gunners do mess about in the transfer pursuit of Lars Bender, then it [.
It6 is easy to see why a lot of Arsenal fans would gladly take almost any central defender in the Premier League at the minute, because Arsene Wenger seems intent on persisting with the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal until our regular first choice Laurent Koscielny has got over the tendonitis in his ankles.
I am not one of the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil's big critics and I do think that the 25-year old has done some good things and has generally improved the Gunners side since his deadline day transfer move from Real Madrid last summer. But I would also have hoped for a bit more [...]
For a big club like Arsenal, with Champions League football to cope with every season as well as the Premier League and domestic cup competitions, a large squad is necessary but that does also mean that, quite often, the fringe and young players do not get the amount of time on the pitch that they [.
The next couple of months could be pivotal for the Arsenal careers of our two forwards, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell. Both the World Cup winning German and the Young Costa Rican have clearly been chafing at their lack of playing opportunities and if things do not change, then January could see one or both [.
A lot of Arsenal fans were pinning our hopes on getting Sami Khedira from Real Madrid in January, but the latest utterings from the German international has made it clear that he will not be leaving the Spanish giants this winter. Khedira said in the Mail: ‘Right now, I cannot see any reason why I [.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans will be hoping that the England manager Roy Hodgson takes pity on us and our injury ravaged squad, but the game this evening between England and Slovenia at Wembley is a qualifier for the Euro championship tournament and Hodgson's job is to win the game. So if he feels [.
Olivier Giroud has not always been the most popular of players with the Arsenal fans, but the France international has always given his all since joining the Gunners from the French club Montpellier in the summer of 2012. And although the big centre forward was not the free scoring replacement for the little boy that [.
Maybe I am being a bit pessimistic here, but with all the injury problems that Arsenal have had to deal with in recent years, who can blame me? Arsene Wenger may also regret his words last week when he said in an off-the-cuff statement that the England boss Roy Hodgson could do what he liked [...]
I know that at first glance, not many people would compare Arsenal with Man City at the minute, because the last 10 years or so have seen the two clubs operating about as differently as possible, with Arsene Wenger working on a shoestring and our trophy winning ability dwindling year on year, while a succession [.
I think it must be just another example of the anti-Arsenal stance often adopted by the football media in England, where they love to knock anything Gunners related and especially love to have a go at our French manager Arsene Wenger. So even though Man City, Liverpool and Man United are all doing just as [.
If the reports coming out of Spain are true, then Arsenal should already be on the phone to Real Madrid and Arsene Wenger should be ringing up silent Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis to get them to release a bit more money for the January transfer business. And it is not as if £19 million [...]
Arsenal Collapse by SG I have been an Arsenal fan ever since they dominated English football, became the 'invincibles' and inspired a generation of young fans. In stark contrast now Arsenal has withered away and is clinging on to the past that was and the reputation of being a massive contender. Sadly Arsenal really have [.
It seems obvious to most Arsenal fans that Arsene Wenger does not like Lukas Podolski as a player, because no matter how many injuries the Gunners have, or how out of form his selections are, as he still refuses to play the German winger. Podolski himself said the other day that he need to talk [...]
To most Arsenal fans at the moment Alexis Sanchez is just about the complete footballer, quick dribbles, continully pressing oponents, even scoring regularly, but the player himself still thinks he is not quite ready for the rigours of the Premier League games and still has a lot of improvement to come.
There was a pretty damning statistic about Arsenal in the media this week, showing that without the direct contribution of our new summer signing Alexis Sanchez with his eight goals and two goal assists in the Premier League, as reported by the Daily Mail, then the Gunners would be down in 17th place.
Just recently the news coming out of Arsenal Football Club on the injury front has been strangely positive. Arsene Wenger seems to be listening to his medical and fitness experts and is even being ultra cautious in bringing back the likes of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey. And we have recently learned that Olivier Giroud [.
Since Arsene Wenger admitted at the AGM that he was in the market for a defender in January, there have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with centre-backs, one of which is Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar. The Dutchman is in the last season of his contract at Villa Park, and it seems that Villa [.
In the last few months there have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with seemingly every central defender that may be available. Some of the big name players like Mats Hummels really get the fans going, while Arsene Wenger watchers think it is more realistic that the Frenchman will sign some unheard of teenager [.
I am not one of the Arsenal fans that thinks our club record signing Mesut Ozil has been a flop since his transfer from La Liga club Real Madrid last summer. But at the same time I was hoping that the Germany international playmaker would have had more of an impact in an Arsenal shirt. [...]
Arsenal fans have been hoping for a player to solve the age old defensive midfield problem for some years now, but the Gunners were in danger of taking a backward step rather than sorting it out, according to a Metro report. The Spanish midfielder and club captain Mikel Arteta may not be every Arsenal fans' [.
There is an increasing number of JustArsenal readers that want Wenger replaced, but it seems that the biggest argument is based on whether he should go now or wait until the end of the season. So at the end of this article we will have our own poll to find out what our readers think- [...]
Most of the Arsenal players (the uninjured ones anyway!) are now away on international duty, and Lukas Podolski was the first to tell his country's press that he didn't understand why Arsene Wenger rarely played the German frontman, despite the overwhelming injury problems at the club. Now we have Thomas Rosicky also expressing his frustration [.
Arsenal, the true reason of the 9 year trophy drought by JD As a Blackburn Rovers fan I can remember the good times, we were challenging for the title 3 years in a row and then the holy grail, 94/95 Tim Sherwood lifting that trophy and with Everton winning the FA cup. The scum that [...]
It is not just Arsenal Football Club and it's fans that are having a hard time of it this season. It does not make it any easier to see Chelsea looking set to win the Premier League at a canter, of course, but the Gunners can take some small comfort that the likes of the [...]
The consensus among Arsenal fans and the football media seems to be that the Gunners have two key transfers to make in January in order to turn us from nearly men and from a top four club into a team which could actually mount a serious challenge on the Premier League and Champions League. Arsene [..
Arsenal is more important than Arsene by John Legend Contrary to what our Big Gun and Admin have previously written, Arsenal Fans need to act and not sit until things get completely out of hand. I would love Arsene to step down but I would not mind him staying if he is ready to find [...]
I know that Nacho Monreal has not been exactly brilliant in his current Arsenal role of covering for the injured French international defender Laurent Koscielny in the centre of our defence, but apart from Calum Chambers or one the academy players, the Spaniard is the only option the Gunners have at the minute.
Social media is a part of the modern world now, with footballers using sites like Twitter just as much as anyone else, and why shouldn't they? But we keep seeing problems cropping up, especially when clubs decide to host question and answer sessions with their players. You might as well just invite the fans of [.
INTERESTING TIMES by AD What happened at Swansea was so depressing that it brought pealing fit of laughter from me. Interestingly though we have three parallel propositions of varying circumstances and positions for an observer to finally take a subjective as well as objective call on the quality and competence of our Mr.
I must admit to being a wee bit miffed when I saw that Arsenal Football Club, with all the mega millions sitting in the bank, and after the likes of Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis keep suggesting that they are ambitious and ready to back the manager in the transfer market. It seems that the [...]
Who is the boss at Arsenal Football Club? by KM Another day has passed and i still fail to accept the fact we are beaten by average teams missing their best players. I just wish we had someone on the board who could step up and make the right decision. Arsenal is going backwards because [...]
Although it would have been a whole lot better for Arsenal if we had gone into the current two week international break on a high instead of on the back of two disappointing results, it still comes at a good time for the Gunners, giving Arsene Wenger and his players a valuable bit of breathing [...]
The Arsenal transfer target and Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira will be one of the happiest players in the world about the current international break, because it means that at lest the 27-year old is likely to get to play some football. It must have been frustrating for Khedira this season, as [.
Following on from Big Gun's sensible post about the state of Arsenal right now, I thought it was about time that JustArsenal's Mr Admin should give a personal opinion. I have ALWAYS felt that EVERY fan is allowed to have an opinion and will let them publish or comment on the forum, but lately I [...]
It seems to me that Arsenal Football Club and the fans find themselves in this situation at least once a season, with Gooners everywhere fuming and calling for the head of Arsene Wenger. Last season it reached it's peak when the January transfer window closed and the manager had covered for the injuries to Ramsey [.
Arsene Wenger has come under attack in recent weeks over his Arsenal tactics. In fact, the Frenchman has been getting blasted for years on this website and one of the things that crops up as much or more than any other is his use of substitutes, or his lack thereof. The Prof very rarely makes [...]
It seems as though the debate about Arsenal and the defensive midfield role will go on as long as water is wet, or at least as long as Arsene Wenger is the manager of the Gunners. But at least the Frenchman decided to bring back our former player Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer last [...]
In Defence of Wenger and the players.... by Alarcon It is exceedingly obvious that Arsenal are not having a good season at all, languishing at 6th on the table when this season was supposed to be the one where Arsenal capitalised on the FA Cup win to steamroller on. As a result of the team's [...]
Out come the pitchforks by Big Gun First of all, I'd like to say I am shocked at the amount of verbal abuse being thrown around on this forum. We are all Arsenal supporters at end of the day with different opinions, that being said a certain amount of respect needs to be adhered to. [...]
They will be insulting each others' Mums next if this carries on much further and all it is doing is making Arsenal look even more shambolic and giving those TV pundits, football journalists and fans of rival clubs more bullets to fire at us. I don't know about you guys, but I think we are [...]
There is a huge amount of anger, despair and frustration flowing through the global ranks of Arsenal fans today. Yet another almost identical turnaround in Swansea, right after the players should have learned that very lesson against Anderlecht in the Champions League, has left us bereft of hope and wondering what has happened.
How to cure Arsenal´s doomed situation? by VL Hi Gunners out there, i am pretty sure that you guys are, like me, feeling frustrated and desperate at the moment. The obvious reason? Arsenal's ridiculously mediocre form since the start of the new campaign. We have all (except for our Respectful Manager; 'cough'), consciously or unconsciously, [.
Another season of failure for Arsenal? by Dave N Arsenal went into the international break with a second Premier League defeat to chew on after surrendering the lead again in a rain lashed Liberty Stadium. Fair play to Swansea City because they never gave up and exploited our weaknesses well. But for Arsene Wenger and [.
Arsene Wenger looked like a lot of Arsenal fans felt as he tried to explain how the Gunners had thrown away a winning position for the second time in two games. And if that is how he feels, how is he going to be able to solve the problems and get the team going in [...]
Come on Arsene Give me your excuse this time! by KM There you go. Your favourite Arsene Wenger produced another shambolic Arsenal performance in defense. There's not much to say really. We have an old out of favour idiot, running our club and that is ruining us. Forget titles, Wenger has to go. There [.
The Arsenal vice-captain Per Mertesacker is still convinced that the Gunners have the "potential" to be an excellent team, but first of all they have to realise that the length of a full game is supposed to last at least 90 minutes, whereas the Arsenal players seem to think the whistle should go at 60 [.
Fans accept Fourth Place? by Zino My fellow Arsenal fans I'm a fan from Malawi Africa I watch probably every game on TV been doing so for 20 years I just want to say, had I been living in London I would probably be a season ticket holder. However the way things are [...]
I Have No Idea What I Am Doing! by ES One of the most enduring images we all have is that of George Bush as the leader of the free world sitting, clueless about what to do next, in a nursery school reading stories to children for 15 minutes after being told that planes [...]
Swansea 2 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 5 Don't think he did anything of real note and wasn't threatened much. Couldn't do much for either goal. Chambers – 1 He was absolutely mauled at RB. If he was up against Ronaldo, fair enough. But against Jefferson Montero, he has to be [...
Arsenal were given a boost for this Premier League away game with Swansea City before the game had even kicked off. Because the home side had lost one of their first choice centre backs as well as both of their pacy wide men Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge, while the Gunners had just one change [...]
With an international break on the horizon, Arsenal somehow find themselves in a great position to go into a two week break in a good position, just a point behind Man City and well above the likes of Liverpool, Man United and Tottenham. And we also need a win to put some poor results and [...]
Despite a slow start to the season, Arsenal seem to have got away with it to a certain extent. Apart from Chelsea, none of our main Premier League rivals have really got it together either. So the Gunners have a great chance and all the encouragement needed to step up against Swansea and go into [...
It has often been said of Arsene Wenger that the Arsenal boss is either too stubborn or too confident in his team's abilities to worry too much about how the opposing team will set up. That or the accusation that he has no plan B if things go wrong. But do you really think that [...]
He may be playing a bit of mind games, and it would be a first time for the Arsenal manager, but Arsene Wenger has all but stated that he would not be starting Theo Walcott against Swansea City later. And when you consider how careful the Frenchman has been with his fit again front man [...]
I was among the Arsenal fans who were not entirely convinced by one of the top transfer targets of the summer, Porto and Colombian international centre forward Jackson Martinez. It was looking like Arsene Wenger was going to finally firm up his interest, but that is now at serious risk after the Metro reported that [.
Arsenal fans do a lot of moaning despite the team only losing one solitary League game this season, and that was against leaders Chelsea, but we should all thank our lucky stars that we don´t support Borussia Dortmund. Despite easily topping Arsenal´s Champions League Group, the German giants are currently BOTTOM of the Bundesliga.
Swansea vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ After the midweek capitulation, this game against Swansea has become that much tougher. They will have studied the result thoroughly and will look to get at our players mentally in the hope that they are fragile from the result against Anderlecht.
Arsenal fans have been giving Arsene Wenger and his team a very hard time (including this website to be fair) after their stuttering start to the season, but the fact is that the Gunners have still only lost one League match this season despite a crippling injury list. Wenger is aware of the doubters, but [.
In the build up to the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Swansea City tomorrow, Arsene Wenger has been reflecting on what went wrong on Tuesday night at the Emirates, when Anderlecht shocked the home crowd and the Arsenal players with three late goals to rescue a point and stop us from booking our place [.
No doubt there will be some Arsenal fans who will be unhappy with Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman refused to rule out a Premier League title win for Arsenal this season. As reported by The Mirror, Wenger played down the poor start that we have had and insisted that there is plenty of time for [...]
I may be looking a bit too far ahead here, with Arsenal first having two crucial Premier League games away to Swansea City and at home to Man United to get through, with the international break sandwiched in the middle, but the news that Olivier Giroud will be back in training next week made me [...]
I am not saying that Aaron Ramsey is a better player than Jack Wilshere, because the England international has done really well for Arsenal this season and made a very good start towards proving all his doubters and critics from last season wrong. And meanwhile, the Welshman has not quite found the level of performance [.
Some people think that Arsene Wenger is Arsenal football club by KM It's hard to believe that there are still people out there who think that Arsene is some sort of god who does magic tricks to put Arsenal into the top 4. I read a lot of comments on this site saying that "there [...]
I know Arsenal's defensive problems are no laughing matter right now, especially as Arsene Wenger has now told us that we will have to do without Larent Koscielny for yet another month, but I just had to laugh when I saw Wenger saying that Koscielny's achilles problem was caused by a spicy French Sausage!
Although Arsenal have only lost one single game in the League this season, the fans are expecting a very difficult encounter away at Swansea tomorrow evening. The Gunners have struggled to win games which was epitomised by Tuesday's farcical draw with Anderlecht and we can expect more defensive blunders tomorrow.
After the slow and somewhat disappointing way that Arsenal have started the season and straight off the back of that confidence sapping Champions League home draw with Anderlecht on Tuesday, you might well wonder why I am fairly confident of the Gunners bouncing straight back with a valuable win at the Liberty stadium on Sunday.
The fact that this La Liga defensive midfielder has a buyout clause at his club, Sevilla, means that there is little that can stand in the way of Arsenal being able to sign him in January, other than competition from other clubs. But with the amount of that clause being nearly £25 million, according to [.
Sometimes in football it is important to read into what is not being said as much as what is being said and the Arsenal boss is no exception. In fact, Arsene Wenger could write a book on the art of deception and misdirection, he just wouldn't tell you where you could get it. The Frenchman [...]
It is bad enough for Arsenal and their fans that we were beaten to the signature of Eden Hazard in the summer of 2012 when Chelsea apparently swooped in and offered his French club Lille more money. And now it looks like history may be about to repeat itself. According to a Daily Star report, [...]
It seems as though a decent run in the Arsenal team, mainly because he has managed to stay reasonable injury free for the last year or so, has really paid off for Kieran Gibbs, and for the Gunners as well of course as he is now clearly our first choice left back. But despite making [...]
When I first saw the latest Arsenal transfer rumour linking the Gunners with a bid for the Barcelona and Spain international defender Gerard Pique, I thought that it was just a bit of journalistic nonsense, even though the Daily Mail report claims that it has got it's sources from Spain. But looking into it a [.
The young German Serge Gnabry burst into the Arsenal first team last year after being very impressive in pre-season and at the Emirates Cup, so much so that Arsene Wenger promoted him to the First Team squad. Gnabry went on to make 8 senior appearances for the Gunners, including scoring his first goal against Swansea, [.
There may still be 7 weeks until the transfer window opens, but after Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal needed another defender in January the transfer rumours are usually about (possibly) available centre-backs. The latest one to be linked is Man United's Chris Smalling according to the Mirror. They claim that now Adrien Rabiot has signed [.
There have been some strange mutterings from Matthieu Flamini this week, especially as he came on the pitch against Anderlecht just in time to see Arsenal's worst defensive display of the season so far! I guess could be putting forward that th team needs to defend as a whole to ry and delect criticism against [.
THeo Walcott has always been one of the fastest footballers on the planet and since he started to mature at Arsenal and add goals and better decision making to his pace and all round game, he has been a really important player for the Gunners. And he has become one of the players that our [...]
After what happened to Arsenal when the club captain and central midfielder picked up an injury problem in the Champions League clash with Anderlecht on Tuesday, Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans have been sweating on the medical reports on the Spaniard and fortunately it is good news for once. The manager's latest injury update [.
There is more proof today, if Arsenal fans needed it, that the Gunners and probably every other English Premier League club get a raw deal from the Uefa referees in the Champions League. It happens too often and has been going on for too long for it to be a coincidence any more. A Metro [...]
Everyone makes mistakes I guess and boy did the Arsenal players make some big ones against Anderlecht in the Champions League. One of those was made by our giant German centre back Per Mertesacker who got the wrong side of the Belgian club's striker Mitrovic who then scored a last minute equaliser. But as much [.
The options are not great for Arsene Wenger when it comes to the Arsenal back four at the minute. Maybe the Frenchman is now regretting not pulling out the stops to sign another defender in the summer, but he is stuck with what we have until January at least. Until the two France internationals Laurent [.
Arsenal's new Promised Land? by SB So the new era, the new dawn began. A phase in the club where Arsenal was supposed to have more than enough cash to bring in top quality players, win cups and league, grow and consolidate our fan base, reach the glorious summit of world football. But four months [..
It has been a couple of weeks now that the Arsenal match day squad has had Theo Walcott in it, but so far the pacy front man has only been given just over 10 minutes on the pitch, at the end of the comfortable win over Burnley. I know that Arsene Wenger is being ultra [...]
I think that Arsenal fans have perhaps been a little bit spoiled by the fact that Arsene Wenger has always managed to get the Gunners into and then out of the group stages of the Uefa Champions League. I was just as frustrated as anyone when we threw away a three goal lead against Anderlecht [...]
Just about everyone concerned with Arsenal Football Club will have been absolutely astounded at what they saw against Anderlecht at the Emirates last night. And most of us have been trying to pick the performance apart to see just how the Gunners managed to throw away a three goal lead against one of the minnows [.
Wenger has to go, this is just unacceptable! by KM What happened to Arsenal yesterday is just ridiculous. Will the manager come out and take the blame? No of course not! Will he be sacked? No of course not. Will he learn his lesson? No of course not! We played what was our "best available [...]
Arsenal have already famously bid for the PSG and France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye. The 28-year old was playing for Newcastle United at the time and could be back playing in the Premier League as soon as January, as his stint with the French champions looks certain to come to an end. The Gunners reportedly [.
It was painful enough having to watch Arsenal go from a slick team in cruise control; three goals up at home and looking like scoring a hatful, to allowing lowly Anderlecht to score three late goals, thereby ending all hopes of winning the Champions League group and even putting our qualification in doubt.
Arsenal 3 – 3 Anderlecht Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He couldn't do much for any of the goals and did make some decent saves in the first half. Chambers – 6 Was decent offensively but was caught out defensively and was at fault for the first goal (even if it was offside). [...]
It does not seem all that long ago that Arsenal were last holding talks with Theo Walcott and his representatives about a new contract, but in January it will be two years since he signed his current deal worth around £90,000 a week. And that one was only for three years, which is why the [...]
As we all know, there is not too much loyalty left in top flight football these days, but Arsenal may be able to benefit from a little bit that is left. If this picture below is anything to go by that is. The Gunners have long been linked with the possible transfer of the Borussia [...]
Arsenal were woeful in the second half of last night's 3-3 draw with minnows Anderlecht at the Emirates, and can you believe that Arsene Wenger is blaming the defence for letting the goals in? "You have to give Anderlecht credit because they fought until the end and we had a poor defensive performance from the [.
All Arsenal fans were shaking their heads after watching an amazing capitulation by the team last night, but how do you think our captain is feeling! He was brought off the field with a hamstring injury with half an hour of the game remaining, but with a 3-1 lead he must have felt he had [...]
Drinking Poison and Wishing Your Enemy Dead by Toronto Arsenal After Arsenal gave up a three goal lead against Anderlecht, Arsene Wenger looked furious and I did not see him shake his opponents hand before storming away. The look on his face was that of a man in pain and distress but what I cannot [.
Arsene Wenger made just one change to the Arsenal starting line up that beat Burnley on Saturday, with Aaron Ramsey replacing Mathieu Flamini. So with Mikel Arteta having not been available for the away tie in Belgium, Arsenal were hoping to build on our renewed confidence and make this game a lot less nerve wracking [.
Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players have a great chance to qualify for the next round of the Champions League by beating Anderlecht at the Emirates tonight. And confidence in the dressing room will be much higher than the last time we lined up against the Belgians, after that late win and two EPL wins [.
If Arsene Wenger is right and the constant and recurring injury problems that have dogged Arsenal in recent years are coming to an end, it really is fantastic news. Because just last month it was revealed in a Daily Mail report that the Gunners have suffered more injury problems than any other club in the [.
There are two very important games for Arsenal to get through, at home to Anderlecht and away to Swansea City, before the next international break comes around, but after that things really start to get serious for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners. The first two games after the international break are both at home, with [.
I know that Arsenal are already facing a tall order in our hopes of beating the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund to the top spot in our Champions League qualifying group after our woeful performance at the Westfalenstadion was punished with a 2-0 loss. But things have started to look up as JUrgen Klopp and [.
We all know that stats can be misleading in football, such as all the possession and extra chances and shots on target that the Gunners were having earlier in the season, while the fans watching the game could see that we were not playing well enough to win. And sometimes stats are simply superfluous, as [.
Arsenal vs Anderlecht Preview, line up and predicted score by KJ Arsenal have finally hit some decent form now with 3 wins on the bounce including that amazing turn around against Anderlecht in the dying minutes. They come now to the Emirates and it's a must win game for the Gunners if they're to usurp [.
Players around Sanchez need to step it up by KM There's no need to tell you, who is Arsenal's best player. Once again Alexis Sanchez produced a performance that everyone around him, should look and think about implementing for themselves. Forget the immense quality the guy has, it is the fighting spirit and determination that [.
Has Wenger finally struck gold? By Twig This season, we've witnessed a lot of experimentation with the Arsenal lineup, ranging from the trusted 4-2-3-1 to the much-hated 4-1-4-1. One of the main reason for this is the fact that we have too many similar central midfielders, and as Wenger admitted, when everyone is fit, it's [.
I suppose it is a bit harsh for Arsenal fans to complain about the form of our Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey. After all, the Wales international has already missed a few games through injury and there are only two Arsenal players that have scored more than his three goals so far this season.
Despite the fact that Arsenal will need as much attacking talent as possible to break down what is sure to be a well organised and hard to break down Anderlecht defence, there is very little chance of either Lukas Podolski or Theo Walcott starting the Champions League clash at the Emirates tomorrow. And this is [.
Alexis behind Giroud could be something special by KJ It's been somewhat of a revelation. After Özil's three month injury, Wenger had to find a solution for the team and with the new formation (4-1-4-1) not working at all, he had to make a decision and it seems like playing Alexis as a no.10 in [...
Arsenal are now faced with a fantastic opportunity to seal an early place in the first knockout phase of the Champions League. The Gunners are sitting in a healthy position, five points ahead of Anderlecht with the Belgiums due at the Emirates stadium on Tuesday night. So a win would leave us eight points clear [.
Even before the Arsenal and Germany international midfield star Mesut Ozil picked up his current knee injury, during the match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the Gunners boss was not always using him in his preferred position of central attacking midfielder behind the forward line. Ozil has already spoken a few times about this being [.
Arsene Wenger believes the South American football fighting spirit gives them an edge over other players. The statements below have been attributed to The Arsenal Manager. 'Look across Europe and where are the strikers from? Many of them, at least 80 per cent, are from South America,' Wenger said. 'Maybe it's because in Europe street [.
He has been the subject of quite a number of Arsenal transfer rumours before, but the latest statement from the Switzerland international central defender Fabian Schar is sure to make him the subject of many more in the next few weeks and months. With the opening of the January transfer window now under two m [.
There is no doubt whatsoever that Arsene Wenger did a great bit of transfer business when he signed Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal this summer. The Chile international striker is already off to a flyer, reaching double figures in all competitions and netting an incredible seven times from his first nine games in the Premier League.
Arsenal seemed to have experimented with many formations this season, but it is interesting to note that we have finally kept two clean sheets in a row now that Wenger has has decided to go back to basics with a bog standard defensive 4-4-2 setup. Wenger noted after yesterdays win against Burnley: "We played 4-4-2 [.
In the absence of Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker has become the main defensive stalwart for Arsenal lately, and according to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, nothing gets past the German in the dressing room either! The Ox revealed on Arsenal.com that Mertesacker is Wenger's "enforcer" off the pitch, fining all the other players for any minor infringement of [.
Over the last week or so, there have been a few reports in the media about who will be the man to replace Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal manager. They are not saying, however, that the club are on the verge of dumping the long serving Frenchman, especially as he was only signed up for [...]
According to recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the FC Schalke and Germany international star Julian Draxler was thought to be high on the list of potential signings for Arsene Wenger in the January transfer window that is fast approaching. But the exciting young player has suffered yet another injury setback.
Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He had very little to do all game. Chambers – 7.5 A lot better today overall. More fluid play and he managed to net an assist as well as scoring the second. Mertesacker – 7 He wasn't tested much but was strong in [...]
Just like last weekend when Arsenal were gifted two goals to give us a much needed Premier League win in Sunderland, the Gunners won again yesterday against one of the league's struggling sides Burnley. And while Arsenal were still far from our best, we got the much needed points, kept another clean sheet and built [.
Every year when Arsenal go through a bad patch (like losing ONE out of the first TEN League games lol) the fans start calling for Wenger to be sacked, but surely he has had to cope with players returning from the World Cup, an unbelievable injury list, blending new players into the squad, and he [...
Lukas Podolski has still started just one game for Arsenal this season and that was the loss to Southampton in our first Capital One cup game. But after some complaining in the press about his lack of playing opportunities, the Germany international striker seems to have knuckled down and proved his fitness to Arsene Wenger.
Arsene Wenbger named an unchanged Arsenal side from the one that won away at Sunderland last weekend, hoping to finally get some momentum going in the Premier League this season. And the injury to Jack Wilshere meant that the Englishman could not return after missing the last game due to a suspension.
Who are the worldclass players or finished products? by KickAssFan Every now and then, you hear Arsenal fans crying out for certain very popular and skillful players who play for well recognised clubs and leagues to be bought. They call such players "finished products" or "worldclass". Well a finished product, in my opinion, is one [.
Arsenal vs Burnley Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ It's a bit odd to go a full week without football in between but Arsenal were knocked out of the League Cup fairly early by Southampton and were afforded a week's rest. It's a blessing in disguise really considering the multitude of injuries we [.
BOOST OF ANTICIPATION by Alex D For all the mathematical skullduggery. With analysis of every permutation and combination suggesting a remote but optimistically fairytale proposition of Arsenal FC winning thePremier League or the Champions League (or even FA Cup against a top Six PL opposition) the truth is apparent to all.
It is absolutely vitasl that Arsenal keep their recent improved run of results going with a home win against Burnley today. But almost as important as picking up all three points is for the players to build on the last two wins and start to find their fluency going forwards and their solididity in midfield [.