Actually, the figure mentioned in the Arsenal transfer rumour about the latest bid put in by Arsene Wenger for the defensive midfield transfer target William Carvalho is given as £21.3 million by Metro. But this is such an odd figure that it must equate to an amount in the currency of his current employers, Sporting [.
When Arsenal stunned the football fans and followers in England and around Europe last year, by smashing the club transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, the Germany internetional revealed that Arsene Wenger was a big reason for his decision to become a Gunner. Not only did the Frenchman phone Ozil personally, using [.
If he is fit, and his inclusion in the Arsenal squad for the Champions League second leg against Besiktas suggests that he is, I think our young French striker Yaya Sanogo should start as the Arsenal centre forward for the away game against Leicester City tomorrow. The way Sanchez plays up front is more suited [.
Upcoming international break is ‘gold dust' for Arsenal's squad by SE There is something about injuries and Arsenal that keeps them together, always. One season after another, Arsenal seem to lose their most important players through injuries, and long term ones at that. But one staunch reason behind such ‘misfortune' has to be the number [.
If the number of Arsenal transfer rumours currently doing the rounds about the young Central midfielder Adrien Rabiot are anything to go by, there is certainly real interest from Arsene Wenger, despite the Frenchman refusing point blank to discuss him at the pre-match press conference. Over the last few days, we have heard that Rabiot's [.
A lot of the big clubs these days use the loan system quite a lot to help them, and Arsenal are no different. With all the academy players trying to make it into the first team as well as a big squad to start with, sometimes the only way for a player to get some [...]
Look Arsenal fans, before you start slating me for being anti-Wilshere, I am actually one of the writers on here that have been supportive of the young midfielder over the last year. And I have been really pleased to see the real Jack Wilshere start to appear on the pitch again recently. I still think [.
There have been a few rumours linking Arsenal with the Torino winger Alessio Cerci, who has reportedly told his club that he is ready to leave if a suitable offer comes to the table, with Arsenal being mentioned by his club President. Cerci has played for Italy at all levels and was included in their [.
If the Arsenal transfer rumours of this week are to be trusted, the Gunners were beaten to one of our main defensive transfer targets by the Italian Serie A club Roma. The player in question was the Greece international centre back Kostas Manolas and then we were linked with his international colleague Sokratis.
Leicester City vs Arsenal: Arsenal MUST pick up their first away win of the season by SE Match week 3 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign for Arsenal sees them travel to King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City, who have been the brightest of the three newly promoted sides this season.
There are very few Arsenal fans that were not calling for Arsene Wenger to buy another striker as soon as the transfer window opened, and many of us thought that a cut-price deal for the QPR hitman Loic Remy was on the cards after seeing him perform admirably for Newcastle last season. Now that Giroud [.
Arsenal – genuine title contenders? by SE It would not be an anomaly to call Arsenal as one of this season's genuine contenders for the Premier League title, in addition to Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool. And, one of the reasons for that has to be the kind of squad Wenger possesses; Yes, Arsenal could [.
After Arsenal were handed yet another tough group in the Champions League this season, Arsene Wenger will have been hoping that the fixture schedule would be a bit kinder to us, but that hope will have been in vain. In fact it could get worse when the TV companies start messing about with the Premier [.
As usual for an Arsenal fan, I was expecting the worst when watching the UEFA draw for the Champions League group stage. And to a certain extent, we got our usual fair share of bad luck, but compared to last year, I think that the Gunners may have got off pretty lightly. In fact, with [...]
I have been trying to think of a Plato pun but will have to settle for the one in the title. Anyway, Gooners, the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with the Greece international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos could soon turn out to hit a snag, after the Gunners were drawn against his current club in the [.
Keeping Sanchez free from injury will be one of the objectives for Wenger by SE With the increasing number of injuries for Arsenal, it's frightening to work out whether Wenger can actually put out 18 names on the team sheet, in the coming days of the campaign. It started with Gibbs on the opening day [.
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with a move for the wantaway Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, but there have been a couple of strange twists in the last 24 hours. First of all, it seemed that Arsene Wenger had ruled out buying another striker when it was reported in the Express: [.
Arsene Wenger seems to love the attention from the end of the summer transfer window, and seems to love building up the tension as deadline day approaches. This season promises to be no different as he has been talking about the loss of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal's first team for over three months. First of [.
There was a new twist to the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with a move for the 22-year old Portugal international William Carvalho earlier this week. It said that the defensive midfielder was waiting to see whether the Gunners would make it through to the group stage of the Champions League before deciding whether to [.
You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement [.
It was a great achievement, if a very nerve wracking one, for Arsenal to qualify for the Champions League group stages for the 17th year in a row this week. But Arsene Wenger and the players will be determined to go further in the competition this season, having gone out in the first knockout round [.
Arsenal vs Besiktas: Arsenal exuded character and hunger, again! by SE Arsenal took on Besiktas in the 2nd leg of their Champions League playoff tie against Besiktas last night, needing an outright win to progress through to the group stages of the competition for the 17th year running. Wenger's men had a depleted squad to [.
Wow Arsenal fans, how much fun is it seeing Man United continue to suffer? And their troubles are showing no signs of getting better after they hit a new low with an amazing 4-0 pasting at the hands of the League one club MK Dons in the Capital One cup last night. So after their [...]
Who could be the answer to Giroud's prolonged absence? by SE Call it ‘bad luck', destiny or whatever; Giroud's injury couldn't have come at a more inappropriate juncture for Arsenal and Wenger, who were, crucially, looking to see off Besiktas in their Champions League playoff tie, and march into the group stage of the competition.
As expected from the initial scan, Arsenal will have to face a long time without our first choice centre forward Olivier Giroud. Arsene Wenger revealed the news after the Gunners narrowly made it into the group stage of the Champions League. The boss revealed that his fellow Frenchman has already had surgery on his fratured [.
Arsenal vs Besiktas: Wenger's team selection deserves plaudits by SE An Overview It was one tantalizing tie to overcome for Arsenal, who were hoping to make it to the Group stages of the UEFA Champions League for the 17th year running. The Gunners, more ominously, had lost the core of their squad for last night's [.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will have to do without Olivier Giroud leading the line for around four months after the Frenchman fractured his left tibia at the end of the Everton game, but at least the timing of the injury gives the boss a few days to bring in a replacement. But while [..
After Arsenal survived the pressure and nerves of our hardest Champions League play-off encounter ever, with Slaven Bilic and his Besiktas team deserving an honourable mention for pushing us so close, we wait for the groups to be drawn later today. It is really about time that Arsenal went one better than the first knockout [.
With Arsenal having to do without some big players like Aaron Ramsey, OLivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs and Mikel Arteta, thisd delicately poised second leg Champions League play-off was always likely to be a tricky encounter for us. And so it proved in the first half, with Slaven Bilic's Besiktas team being well organised [.
This is the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal, with the winner taking a place at the top table of European club football and the loser getting their midweeks off for the next few months. A 0-0 draw with Besiktas in Turkey leaves the Gunners slight favourites with tonight's match at the [.
It is far from being an ideal situation for Arsenal in the Champions League play-off tonight. We simply need to beat Besiktas in the second leg at the Emirates tonight, but the injury to Olivier Giroud has left Arsene Wenger in a very tricky situation. Because of the World Cup and injuries disrupting our pre-season [.
Champions League playoff – Arsenal vs Besiktas: What kind of a game are we in for? by SE Overview Arsenal take on Besiktas in the 2nd leg of the Champions League playoff tie at the Emirates later tonight, with the aggregate score tantalizingly poised at 0-0 from last week's first leg in Istanbul. The Turkish [.
The Arsenal Chap Diaries Is now the time for Podolski? There had been indecision about where to play Lukas Podolski, indecision about his application and now indecision on whether he will stay at the Emirates Stadium. This has been the story for the World Cup winning German so far. That is until today, when [.
There are many Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsenal will be looking to buy another striker in the wake of the injury to Olivier Giroud, but Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he already has enough strikers on his books to cover the loss of our centre-forward. The Frenchman said in the Mirror: "In [.
Arsenal vs Besiktas Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ This has become a tricky game after the news that Giroud is potentially out for 3 months. We will be facing this Besiktas side with Giroud, Ramsey, Arteta, Walcott and Gibbs. They are all certified starters in my opinion and with no away goal [.
Now I am totally confused. Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not going to buy a new striker to cover for Olivier Giroud, but now it seems he is in the process of bringing Nikola Zigic to Arsenal. The Serb's agent told the Metro: ‘Wenger called me on Tuesday and stressed his [...]
Champions league playoff tie Arsenal vs Besiktas: What could be the possible changes in Arsenal's lineup from Everton game? by SE Arsenal welcome Besiktas to the Emirates tomorrow night, as both sides have different proposition in front of them, albeit with the same ambition. Arsenal ‘simply' need to win the game, which by no [.
I know that being an Arsenal fan can be a little frustrating at times, especially during a transfer window. But I do have some sympathy and agreement with the way Arsene Wenger has acted in recent years. His refusal to pay hugely over-inflated transfer fees has seen us miss out on some players but was [.
What kind of an effect will Ramsey's suspension have on Arsenal?by SE The Welshman getting a one-match ban for his transgression against Besiktas is something of a blow for the North Londoners, who now have a difficult task on their hands if they are to qualify for the Group Stage of Europe's elite competition.
He may not have quite been at his best after only returning to Arsenal training around a week ago, but Per Mertesacker's 90 minutes against Everton at Goodison Park could prove to be very important for the Gunners in the season ahead. Because it means that Arsene Wenger should have no worries about starting the [.
With Arsene Wenger admitting that his Arsenal squad was a bit light on the defensive side of things and suggesting that he may be adding to that area in the next week, there is some good news for the Gunners today, according to a report in The Express. It had been said in various Arsenal [...]
I know it sounds strange Arsenal fans. Lukas Podolski may be a slightly better player fro tracking back from the left forward position than Santi Cazorla, but that does not take much. The German could hardly be called a tigerish defender and I am not suggesting that Arsene Wenger plays him as the deepest sat [.
How fitness can affect football games by KJ I noticed something on Saturday that was rather surprising (and I'm not talking about our defending). It was Everton's fitness levels. They were struggling massively after the 80th minute and the only real reason we scored was because they had entirely switched off at that point.
Some things never seem to change for Arsenal. The Gunners were already struggling a little with a mounting injury list after Kieran Gibbs and Mikel Arteta joined the likes of Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry in the treatment room. And those two injuries were picked up in the first two competitive games of the season.
Assuming that Arsene Wenger was actually trying to make Sami Khedira an Arsenal player this summer, this weekend will not have been a good one for the Frenchman's transfer plans. Real Madrid have dug their heels in and insisted that their German midfielder will not be going anywhere, leaving the Gunners in a bit of [.
Arsene Wenger had some warm words of praise and support for Olivier Giroud yesterday, after the French striker changed the game at Everton for Arsenal and powered in an injury time headed equaliser. The boss suggested that the Gunners do not need any more strikers and that he expects the big man to improve again [.
This is just my theory, of course, but I think that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have just suffered a real blow in the summer transfer busdiness and I lay the blame firmly at the feet of Man United. The Old Trafford club's decision to pay way over the odds for Angel Di Maria is having [...]
I have just been reading that the Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of leaving the club and going to play in Italy for the Serie A champions Juventus and I am not happy. With at least two years left on his contract, we are not under pressure to sell him and although [...]
It looks almost certain that Arsenal will not be adding the name of Sami Khedira to the squad list, at least for a year anyway. He had been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer to strengthen that defensive midfield role, but now Arsene Wenger will have to look elsewhere or stick [..
Sanchez should be deployed as Arsenal's striker in big games by SE Giroud was misfiring; Sanogo, post his performance against Benfica in the Emirates Cup, went off the boil, and Arsenal desperately needed someone with an identity to lead the line for them. Subsequently, Sanchez was next in line to play as a striker.
Arsenal: Three positives from the draw against Everton by SE For a very brief period on Saturday, Arsenal were keeping their skeptics happy. But, when Kevin Friend blew his final whistle, Wenger's men would have felt content and encouraged by the attitude they showed, to leave Goodison Park with a well-earned point.
Arsenal fans have been waiting and hoping all summer for Arsene Wenger to go into the transfer market and come out with a top class striker, one that we feel will give us that extra edge up front to really challenge for major honours. Well there is not much time left and it looks like [...]
It is all about getting into the Champions League for Arsenal now, although hopefully there will be some serious work being done on the transfer front behind the scenes as well. But for the players and fans, it is absolutely vital for the Gunners to beat Besiktas on Wednesday and book our regular place among [.
With just over a week to go before the summer transfer window shuts and all the Premier League clubs are stuck with what they have until January, Arsenal fans are hoping for at least two more players to come to the Emirates before Monday night. One of those should be a defensively minded central midfielder, [.
Arsenal have now played two Premier League games and the first leg of the Champions League play-off against Besiktas, but we are still looking rusty. There were some encouraging signs of improvement during the game at Everton yesterday, but are still trying to find some of the attacking fluency that was on show last season [.
This was far from being a perfect performance from Arsenal away to Everton. Ramsey and Chamberlain forgot their shooting boots, Mertesacker looked well off the pace, Ozil should have had his sunglasses on and the Gunners just could not quite click. Dead and buried with 10 minutes to go though, Arsenal showed some real character [.
While most of the Arsenal fans are fairly happy with the business the signings made so far by Arsene Wenger in the summer transfer window, I still think that we are hoping for another couple of additions before the window closes in just over a week. So I was a little surprised to see the [...]
Everton 2 – 2 Arsenal, Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He was sloppy today and was pretty cocky on the ball which meant he cut it close with a few decisions. Debuchy – 5 He was poor all game and was absolutely destroyed by Mirallas. He didn't have much support in attack and [...]
Everton Vs Arsenal Review: Hard Victory by ElusiveArsenal On one hand, I feel compelled to slate the entire Arsenal team for a very irritating and hair-raising performance. Even more so after another heart-in-mouth match, but then after the initial bloodlust cooled off, replaced by languid relief, I decided to take a second look at the [.
According to some recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the World Cup winning German forward Lukas Podolski is set to leave the club before the summer transfer window closes next Monday. Meanwhile other reports are linking the Gunners with a possible transfer swoop for the Manchester United and England international Danny Welbeck, who plays in that same [.
If, and this is still a big IF, Gooners, Arsene Wenger is really keen on signing the Germany international Sami Khedira to add some strength, steel and serious class to the centre of the Arsenal midfield, then we should soon know about it. The 27-year old has been linked with a transfer to the Gunners, [.
With the midweek game against Besiktas in mind and some of the Arsenal squad still to get up to speed, Arsene Wenger opted for a bit of an experimental selection for the away game with Everton. And with last season's naive performance at Goodison still fresh in the memory, the Gunners were determined to be [.
This is a big game for Arsenal, with last season's away game at Everton being one of those that Arsene Wenger, his players and the fans would like to put behind them as quickly as possible. But with an even more important game against Besiktas in the Champions League on Wednesday, it comes at an [...
With some Arsenal players still not looking quite ready after the World Cup finals this summer, the three German Gunners still to be included in a squad after an extended summer holiday and a slightly worrying injury list, Arsene Wenger is probably already looking forwards to the two week international break in order for him [.
After the Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher dismissed the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title this season, and any team other than Chelsea or Man City for that matter, Aaron Ramsey has responded. And not surprisingly, our star midfielder thinks that the Gunners have plenty of qualities of our own to [.
Wenger Must Show More Flexibility If We're To Use Our Current Options Throughout by SO We enter the final 10 days of the window and despite four new faces at Arsenal, the same concerns over weak positions remain. A defensive midfielder and centre forward are the two positions that have needed improvement since the summer [.
Three keys to Arsenal getting all three points against Everton by SE Wenger's men travel to Goodison Park on the second weekend of the 2014/15 Premier League season, as they plot revenge for that 3-0 reverse they suffered in April. However, if they are to reign supreme at the end of 90 minutes – and [.
Everton vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ Last time we faced Everton, we were embarrassed. Martinez set up to exploit our weaknesses and ensured that the likes of Monreal and Sagna were destroyed. This time should be different. The team is a lot stronger than the one that was at Everton [.
Winning or Losing against Everton won't be the end of the world for Arsenal by SE Arsenal are travelling to Goodison Park today, and without a shadow of a doubt it is one of the marquee clashes of the season. Arsenal would want to continue what has been a decent start to the season, and [...]
According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, Arsene Wenger is planning to make one more big splash in the summer transfer window, with a stunning swoop for the Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. And if the Prof can pull this one off, I reckon it could be the final piece in the puzzle [.
I wrote a piece on Arsenal and Jack Wilshere the other day, my point being that the 22-year old midfielder was showing signs of getting back to the form that made him such a sensation before his fledgling career was interrupted and nearly ruined by a series of long term and niggling injuries. But I [.
Without some of our best players and with a fair few of the others looking a couple of weeks off being fully match sharp, Arsenal have had a pretty decent start to the season, and according to one of the new boys, Mathieu Debuchy, you ain't seen nothing yet. The France international right back, signed [.
Arsenal could be on the verge of completing the fifth transfer of the summer in the next few days. The player in question is the 19-year old central midfielder Adrien Rabiot who plays for PSG and the France under 21 international side. Normally, with the amount of money available to them, getting a player from [.
With a two week international break coming up at the start of September, Arsenal can expect to be much stronger after the next two Premier League games against Everton and Leicester City, which are both away from home. The Gunners will be fitter and will hopefully have a full squad to choose from when we [.
I am not one of the Arsenal fans who groans and moans about everything that Olivier Giroud does. I actually quite like the big Frenchman and appreciate what he does for the team, but he was quite honestly shocking against Besiktas on Tuesday and I do not think we should start with him up front [...]
The subject of whether Arsenal should have tried to use the first refusal option to buy back the former club captain Cesc Fabregas was always going to come up after the Spanish midfielder joined our Premier League rivals Chelsea. And once Fabregas put in an impressive display in his first Premier League game for them, [.
Match Preview: Everton vs Arsenal by SE Match Day 2 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season for Arsenal sees them travel to the North West of England, where they take on Everton at Goodison Park this Saturday evening. Arsenal and Everton finished 4th and 5th respectively in the Premier League table last season, as [.
Everton vs Arsenal: Three key battles on the pitch by SE Arsenal visiting Goodison Park this weekend should bring us some intriguing one-on-one battles on the pitch, which, more importantly, could go on to decide who reigns superior at the end of 90 minutes. Here are three key battles to look forward to: Mertesacker/Koscielny vs [.
Arsenal are just one of a nymber of big clubs around Europe that have been linked with the Germany inbternational attacker, Marco Reus. It is no surprise really, because the 25-year old is seriously good, but due to the fact that his contract with current club Borussia Dortmund still has three years to run and [.
Everton vs Arsenal – player spotlight: Nacho Monreal by SE Arsenal travelling to Goodison Park this weekend presents to us the first of those almighty clashes of the season, and we could be in for a cracker of a game. Last season was all about Arsenal and Wenger flunking in those big games that dealt [.
Because of the importance of the Champions League to Arsenal, Wenger and the players, the second leg of the play-offs against Besiktas on Wednesday is probably more important than the Premier League away trip to face Everton on Saturday. However, the Gunners have a big problem after our star player was rather harshly sent off [.
There have been some Arsenal transfer rumours over the last few days that suggested that the deal to bring the young French midfielder Adrien Rabiot from PSG to Arsenal was all but done and dusted. However, it now seems that this is not quite the case, because his current club are demanding much more than [.
NEW SEASON, NEW PLAYERS, SAME OLD PROBLEMS by Uche It is a strange one, isn't it? Arsenal has supposedly upgraded its squad through our new signings but you wouldn't know it. First, we signed Shad Forsythe, a well-respected fitness guru that worked with the German national team and yet within a space of four days, [.
After a few years of disappointment, for both Arsenal and England, and with a few pieces of bad publicity following him around, the young Gunner Jack Wilshere has admitted that this season is an absolutely huge one for him. It is no exaggeration to say that the next nine months or so could make or [.
After leading Arsenal to an FA cup trophy after a long nine years with no silverware, along with a serious challenge for the title which just faltered as the injuries piled up, Arsene Wenger appeared to have fallen back in love with the game, as proven when he signed up to another three years at [...
HOW MUCH UPGRADE HAS ARSENAL DONE IN THIS TRANSFER WINDOW? by Rabiul Dear Gooners For a change it is good to see Arsenal has been active in the transfer market early and signing 4 new players (Sanchez, Chambers, Debuchy and Ospina) already and displaying their financial capability. But I beg to raise the question, "How [.
Everton vs Arsenal: What kind of an impact will Mertesacker's return have on Arsenal? by SE Per Mertesacker is an odds-on favorite to return to action for Arsenal when they visit Goodison Park this Saturday. The lanky German would replace Calum Chambers at the heart of Arsenal's defence, and will be a welcome inclusion for [.
Arsenal followed up their late win over Crystal Palace last weekend by labouring to a goalless draw in Istanbul in their Champions League qualifier first leg and now face a tough trip to Goodison Park on Saturday evening. The bookmakers appear to have overreacted to Arsenal's draw in Turkey and at 13/8 they look decent [.
Arsenal Football Club have had much more than their fair share of injuries in recent years, with last season pushing the bounds of bad luck to something like a curse. And we are already seeing the same sort of thing again, with Arteta, Sanogo, Gnabry, Gibbs, Miyaichi, Walcott and Ospina in the treatment room.
The Enigma of Jack by Richard Hall There is no debate about the raw ability and enthusiasm of Arsenal's Jack Wilshere. Nor is there an argument stating that he does not give his all for the club. Many who do not watch the youngster regularly, underrate him without a ‘by your leave' but this is [...
I am sure that most Arsenal fans will be hoping that the answer to the above question is an emphatic yes, but we are also used to the fact that Arsene Wenger does not always do what we expect or want from him in the transfer market, so it is by no means certain that [...]
Arsenal fans are well used to hearing our club criticised, with everything from the club's transfer policy, the tactical ability of Arsene Wenger and the heart and talent of our players coming under fire. And for a good few years, there was little we could say, as the years went by without a trophy. But [.
Following a tough night in Istanbul, Arsenal are left with no room for easing off when Slaven Bilic brings his Besiktas team to the Emirates on Wednesday night. Before then, however, Arsene Wenger has got a tricky trip to face Everton at Goodison Park to think about. With the Frenchman already admitting that some of [.
There is no doubt that Arsenal are left in a tricky situation after a no score draw with Besiktas in the fiurst leg of the Champions League play-offs. The away goals rule can always come back to haunt you if you don't get one, but most Arsenal fans will be more concerned about us having [...]
Besiktas 0 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 7 Only had to make a few select saves but made them as required and wasn't at fault for any chances. A solid performance. Debuchy – 6 He was again a bit iffy for me. Easily caught out of position when high up [...]
Champions League playoff tie – Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five takeaways from Arsenal's perspective by SE Arsenal's Champions League campaign kick started yesterday, with the Gunners looking to win against Besiktas, on aggregate, to progress to the group stage of one of the most appetizing club competitions.
How different could Wenger's team selection have been against Besiktas? by SE Arsene Wenger made a meager couple of changes, which were forced due to injuries, from Saturday's clash against Crystal Palace. Kieran Gibbs, who suffered a hamstring injury, was replaced by Nacho Monreal at Left Back. Giroud replaced compatriot Sanogo, who was also left [.
It appears that Arsene Wenger may not have been entirely honest last night, when he insisted that Arsenal were not really very close to signing any more players at the minute, when asked about his transfer plans after the battling draw with Besiktas in Istanbul. He must have been working pretty damn quickly, if that [.
Arsenal went in to the first leg of the Champions League play-off against the Turkish side Besiktas knowing that they would be in for a tough and vitally important game. With Slaven Bilic leading the Turks to an excellent victory over the Dutch club Feyenoord in the last round and with the Gunners squad missing [.
This is a massive game for the Gunners, but also one which Arsenal should be confident of getting the right result in. When you consider that we beat what most would say was better Turkish opposition at the same time last season, as well as the fact that we are stronger and more confident this [...]
Although the bread and butter stuff that is the Premier League is always the priority, for Arsenal and all the other top flight English clubs, Arsene Wenger has made no secret of how important the Champions League is to the club. So the two games against Besiktas, tonight and next Wednesday, are huge for the [.
Aaron Rambo by Big Gun Aaron Ramsey is untouchable right now. At the moment, our Welsh wizard can do nothing wrong and his 2013/2014 season at Arsenal has proven MANY people wrong, including myself. I will never forget the horrific tackle and injury he had to endure back in 2010. It was one of those [.
It should be business as usual for Arsenal in their Champions League playoff round Arsenal, one of the this season's Premier League title contenders, kick start their Champions League campaign, ahead of their rivals, against Besiktas in the playoff round starting tonight. The first leg of this two-legged tie is at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium [.
How could Arsenal lineup against Besiktas today? by SE It's that time of the season when you play 3 games within a week if you are a top Premiership club. Arsenal, however, start their Champions League campaign a month ahead of their Premier League rivals, after finishing fourth in the league last season.
Were any of us really surprised to hear that Arsenal have already got a couple of injury problems to cope with? After just one properly competitive game of the new season, the Gunners must travel to the intimidating atmosphere of Istanbul to face Besiktas without two of the starters from Saturday's narrow win over Crystal [.
Besiktas vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ Arsenal last season had just lost against Aston Villa and had to travel to Turkey under immense pressure to perform, fortunately we did and the rest is history. We now travel to Turkey with a lot of optimism but injuries and the World Cup [.
The Kara Kartallar ‘Black Eagles' circle in Istanbul by RH "The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult." Winston Churchill It is true that Arsenal got their victory against Crystal Palace, marginal albeit. It is a victory that perhaps answered some questions but also asked [.
Goal scoring form of Giroud and Sanogo will be of concern to Wenger by SE Of the very few concerns that Wenger will be mindful of, the goal-scoring persona and form of his two French strikers will be primary of the lot. Sanogo scored 4 goals against Benfica in the Emirates cup, and his clinical [...]
Should Wenger Unleash a 3 Man Defense Set-Up? by NO As the season begins, what would be a dream set up? Suppose AW was to take a gamble and try the three man defensive set up? With the riches Arsenal now possesses in the centre of the pitch, it could be option to look at. [...]
The Welshman Aaron Ramsey has been giving so many interviews lately I was beginning to think he had been named the Arsenal captain! But as he has scored in both our serious games so far this season he can say what he likes as far as I'm concerned. This particular nugget has him saying that [...]
Last summer the ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba was on the verge of joining Arsenal on loan before Jose Mourinho put a block on the deal, but now he has moved to the Turkish side Besiktas who just happen to be playing the Gunners for the first time ever in Europe. Obviously Ba has played against [...]
Arsenal kicking off with a win is crucial to their campaign by SE It was always going to be a tough job for the Gunners, even though they were at home to last season's 11th-placed team in the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal were dragged, and very nearly robbed of 2 points from a Crystal Palace [...]
Yo! I know you guys are just as excited as I am that the Premier League has started. However, I've noticed that there's still something missing from Arsenal's game since van Persie left. And that is scoring from dead balls. When there was a free kick back in the day, I always thought, "no problem [..
There are some more interesting Arsenal rumours emerging that the Gunners are close to sealing a one year loan deal for the Chilean international Eduardo Vargas from Napoli. Vargas and our very own Alexis Sanchez made an impressive pairing at the World Cup, and perhaps Wenger thinks they could perform just as well for Arsenal.
The Possible Answer for LW/ST? by AndrewAB As many others have stated, LW/ST seems to be a real area of concern for Arsenal fans. I don't think Jack or Santi are the answer for left wing & as good a job as Giroud does he doesn't inspire the front line of a title winning side. [...]
It was a nerve-wracking first 90 minutes of League football for Arsene Wenger, never mind the long-suffering Arsenal fans that hadn't seen an opening day win for five years. But the fans stayed behind the team even when the Gunners went behind to Hangeland's opening goal, and their support was repain with an added time [.
There was a great swell of relief around the Emirates when Aaron Ramsey bundled the ball in the back of the net to give Arsenal there first opening day win since 2009. But according to last year's Player Of The Year, it is only the result that matters. "It was very difficult," Ramsey told Sky [...]
The Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer, but it now seems that we can completely forget about him coming to the Emirates. The Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has totally ruled out either Khedira or the reported Man United target Angel Di Maria leaving the club this [.
Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace, Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 Wasn't at his best today. Wasn't commanding enough during free kicks and almost cost us late on with a poor claim for a Palace corner. Debuchy – 6 He was similarly poor. Was good offensively but struggled massively defensively. He was easily [.
There have been numerous Arsenal transfer rumours lately linking the Gunner with a move for the Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas, especially after Arsene Wenger told reporters: "Vermaelen behaved outstandingly last year I am grateful for him and I wish him very well," Wenger said. "If I can find another centre-back I will do it.
Maybe it's time Arsene changed tactics and made our players take responsibility! by GunnerJack I don't usually criticise AW and I am a big fan. However when a system is used which repeatedly did not work throughout the whole of last season and has already failed in our first game this season then maybe a [.
It's a common cliche that it doesn't matter how many Arsenal transfer rumours you here, Arsene Wenger always buys an un-celebrated young Frenchman, and this season could prove no different. The latest reports are saying that the Gunners are now targeting the 19 year-old Paris St Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has reportedly refused to [.
Arsenal made very hard work of the first half, and with Palace playing it very tight at the back it was looking difficult to get the ball to lone striker Yaya Sanogo. All the same it was a bit of a shock when the long-mooted Arsenal target Brede Hangerland flew above the Gunners defence to [...]
So the season begins for Arsenal at last! There have already been some interesting results, not least Man Utd losing at home to Swansea, and Everton only drawing with Leicester, so nobody can expect any easy games in the opening games. Here is the confirmed starting teams: Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, [.
It's great to have proper football back now and there seems to be a lot of promise this season. Arsenal have just won a major trophy in May, we've made a major signing on and off the pitch and we seem to be raring to go after our win in the Community Shield. I was [...]
Arsenal are in desperate need of another defender urgently, and everybody seems to agree that our top target is the Olmpiakos centre-back Kostas Manolas, who is also being chased by Juventus, according to the Greek giants representative, Christian Karembeu. He was quoted in the Telegraph as saying: "We are not willing to negotiate his sale [.
The annoying Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is usually running Arsene Wenger down in one way or another, but I have finally found a subject that they both agree on. The Arsenal boss has been complaining about the Premier League not delaying the start of the season, so as to give the players enough time to [.
With the new Premier League season set to get under way, Arsenal find themselves in a very promising position to go all the way when compared to recent years. The breaking of the infamous trophy drought and the summer acquisitions by Arsene Wenger, most notably Alexis Sanchez, are a clear sign of the Gunners intentions [.
Edinson Cavani – is he worth it? by Big Gun Our current squad is looking stronger and believably more optimistic than it ever has since the era of the Invincibles. It has taken almost 10 years to get to the point where we can confidently say – Arsenal are back. Everyone is talking about it, [...]
Arsenal's star Welshman Aaron Ramsey is fit and well and is raring to get our season off to a flying start. He believes that it is the games against the Big Teams that will again make-or-break the Gunners season. "I think there's going to be about six teams involved right until the wire," Ramsey said [.
With Arsenal's German contingent of Ozil, Mertesacker and Podolski still recovering from winning the World Cup, we were obviously all worried when we heard that the other important half our defensive duo, Laurent Koscielny, picked up a knock on his ankle against Man City last week. But Arsene Wenger has now put our minds to [.
PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW 2014/15 I have tried to be as subjective as possible buts it's hard when you really dislike certain teams, players and managers. It might interest you that, when I started this review, I had Man City as champions but after some research (and soul searching) I came up with the below.
The 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season was long coming, and, sometimes the wait felt longer than it actually was. Albeit Arsenal's pre-season campaign gave us some food for thought, it's nowhere close to the real deal. Isn't it? To put things into perspective, however, this season would be no different to any other, with Aaron [.
Can Arsenal see off Palace's threat? by SE It's fair enough that Football is a game of glorious uncertainties on the pitch, but off it – you would think that there's a lot more stability and calmness surrounding Football clubs and their administrative proceedings. However, Pulis walking away from the club last night – on [.
No need for square pegs in round holes at Arsenal Arsene Wenger's ability to change a player's best position is well documented. He has done it successfully with Thierry Henry, Mathieu Flamini and Lauren, to name but a few. It looks as though the next man to head down that path will be Calum Chambers [.
Wenger must look beyond Sanogo and Giroud for striking options by SE It's absolutely ludicrous on the part of Jamie Carragher to question Arsenal's striking and goal-keeping options, ahead of the new season. In his interview to Daily Mail, in which he talks about the chances of various Premier League title contenders, the former Liverpool [.
Mikel Arteta come on guys, cut him some slack!!!! by Jonestown1 I will first preface everything I say here by stating I have no particular allegiance to, nor soft spot, for Mikel Arteta. It has to be said he has not had much luck in his career. He was a stand-out creative performer at [...]
A review of Arsenal's Premier League fixtures by SE With just over 48 hours to go for the Premier League season to start, we take a look at how the fixtures stack up for one of this season's genuine title contenders. Arsenal kick start their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace, who cantered [.
Arsenal are reportedly said to be keen on bringing Edinson Cavani to The Emirates this summer, with Angel Di Maria's protracted move holding the key. Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the Manchester United target all summer, with Real Madrid all set to cash-in to recoup some of their transfer kitty back after a busy [.
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking our very own little Spaniard with a move to the La Liga winners Atletico Madrid, but with Cazorla playing brilliantly against Man City in the Community Shield, not to mention the opening goal, there is absolutely no reason why Wenger should get rid of one of our [.
After Arsenal put five past the Portuguese champions Benfica and three past Man City this weekend, including a stunner from Olivier Giroud, Arsene Wenger will have a much easier job convincing the Arsenal fans that he knows what he is doing in the striker department. In an interview on Arsenal.com, the Frenchman talked about the [.
Do Arsenal really need another Center-Back?by SE Thomas Vermaelen's departure from the Emirates has left the void for another possible addition in the heart of Arsenal's defence. Calum Chambers has been snapped up from Southampton for his versatility, and not for a ‘specific' role. But the Englishman has featured at the heart of Arsenal's defence [.
It could be dangerous to play with Monreal and Chambers against Palace this weekend News is coming out that Koscielny has sustained an injury that will rule him out of this weekend's game and could see him miss that all important game against Besiktas midweek. But without Koscielny for the game against Palace, we will [.
Facing Palace in the Premier League opener will be a good challenge for Arsenal by SE Anticipation and apprehension have been aplenty in the weeks leading up to this one, and if you're someone associated with Arsenal, the wait must have felt longer than it actually was. From valuable acquisitions in the transfer market to [.
Every time Arsenal faced a Big Team last season, they were generally embarrassed by the opponents, especially when Chelsea beat us 6-0 in Arsene Wenger's 1000th game in charge. It seems that that has spurred Wenger to fortify the team, and yesterday's win over Man City has given Wenger belief that Arsenal can now compete [.
Arsene Wenger has been busy this summer strengthening the Arsenal squad, and judging by hisreaction after the Man City game he is more than happy with his business so far. "I must say a special congratulations to our two defenders Debuchy and Chambers," Wenger said on Arsenal.com. "Chambers was outstanding.
Wenger's first choice XI once the German contingent becomes available by SE Post his astute transfer acquisitions this summer, Wenger couldn't have asked for more heading into the new season. But, the cherry was laid on top of the cake on Sunday, when Arsenal annihilated the Premier League Champions, Manchester City, to win the FA [.
Mesut Ozil's role as a winger – A profound analysis by SE Even before the season has started, there are an exorbitant number of things for an Arsenal supporter to be intrigued about. The primary of the lot is to be considered as genuine title contenders for the Premier League title, which has eluded Wenger [.
Ahh the silly season. Three weeks to go and I'm sure you're all as eager as I am to read about potential additions that we're looking at, but if the media outlets are anything to go by we are in a bit of a quiet period. Either that or they've finally ran out of players [...]
The young defender Calum Chambers has been playing like an old hand since his arrival from Southampton this summer, and he thinks he has slotted in so easily into the Arsenal squad because of the togetherness of the players. He said on Arsenal.com: "I'm really enjoying my time here," "Everyone has welcomed me really well [.
Olivier Giroud was much-maligned by Arsenal fans last season and we were all calling for Wenger to buy a new top class striker to displace him this summer, but hopefully yesterday's sublime finish against Man City must have allayed some of our fears. Although it looked like an impossible shot, Giroud says that it was [.
I am beginning to think that Arsene Wenger is picking his captains every year in the full knowledge that they will be leaving Arsenal the following year! Everyone knew that Cesc Fabregas was trying to force through a move to Barcelona for years. We were also fully aware that RVP would be in the last [.
Arsene Wenger had a big smile on his face after Arsenal's impressive performance in today's Charity Shield, but he is well aware that the serious business starts next week against Crystal Palace. He was at least happy with our first half performance.... Wenger said on Arsenal.com: "I felt we had a complete performance in the [.
FA Community Shield Review – Manchester City FC vs Arsenal FC by SE For the first time in 12 years, this season's FA Community Shield took place without one of Manchester United or Chelsea being a part of the momentous occasion. However, Manchester City FC and Arsenal FC took to Wembley for the annual curtain [.
As we all know Arsene Wenger has only spent about 21.5 million of Arsenal's transfer kitty, so it is only to be expected that he will still be looking at further action, especially another centre-back to replace Thomas Vermalen. After yesterday's demolition of Man City, Wenger admitted that he had a good squad already with [.
Five things I learned from Arsenal's performance in the FA Community Shield by SE Manchester City and Arsenal contested this year's FA Community Shield, and it was the North Londoners who annihilated the champions of England to win 3-0 and kick start their 2014/15 campaign on a resounding note. Arsenal were good value for the [.
Now that Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is looking for another centre-back after Thomas Vermaelen left Arsenal for Barcelona, it is no surprise that the papers are looking for new targets after it was revealed that Mats Hummels has been made captain at Dortmund so is definitely not available. The latest defender to be [.
JustArsenal are being provided with official FA videos from this season, so we can happily pass these on to our readers without breaking any copyright laws! It will be great to have this post available to look back at our brilliant start to the season, especially Girouds stunning goal, not that Ramsey's and Cazorla's were [.
Arsenal 3 – 0 Manchester City; Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 8 A very commanding performance by him with only one real mistake very late on where he misjudged a corner and left the goal wide open – fortunately City didn't capitalise. Debuchy – 5.5 Felt he was very poor today but he's probably [.
Hey Arsenal fans, how much did we enjoy that then? A great perfprmance and a morale boosting result against Man City, the team that won the title last season after Arsenal had fallen off the pace for whatever reason. And it was not just a lucky win either. The Gunners were very good and fully [...]
I hope Sami Nasri feels like a right twat now after writing off Arsenal's chancing of winning trophies this season! Arsenal dominated from the lick off and it was no surprise when Cazorla put the Gunners 1-0 up after 21 minutes. Suddenly City woke up and started putting some serious attacks on Szczesny's goal but [.
So Arsene Wenger has finally named his first competitive Arsenal side of the season, and we are seeing Sanogo partnering new signing Alexis Sanchez up front in a completely unexpected line-up. I know that Olivier Giroud admitted that he wasn't fully fit last week, but he is hardly going to get game-fit sitting on the [.
Three reasons why Arsenal's performance on Sunday could be a barometer for the new campaignby SE The expectations from Wenger's men going into the new season are a lot higher than what it has generally been, in recent seasons. Arsenal manager's dealings in the transfer market have been astute and filled with burning intent to [.
The two main talisman's for our rivals Chelsea and Liverpool over the last ten years has been Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, and they are certainly admirable players to look up to for their prowess and consistentcy over the last decade. So if Aaron Ramsey aims to emulate the success of those two players for [.
The Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that last seasons FA Cup win will be the catalyst for the Gunners to go on and win more trophies, as the team now has the belief (and the new players!) to carry on the "winning momentum". Chamberlain said: "When there's a lot of talk about a team that [.
Wilshere's role in the team isn't important right now by KJ Today, The Sun have published an article by Mr. Arsenal himself, Tony Adams, criticising Wilshere's lack of progression. The media are out to destroy the talented youngster and now it seems Arsenal legends are adding to that pressure – but why?
All Arsenal fans are clamouring for Arsene Wenger to still splash the cash on a striker and a new defensive midfielder, but it appears that Arsene Wenger believes that the new young arrival Calum Chambers is more than capable of fulfilling that role, and suggests he could be tried out in that position in todays [.
As the first chance of another trophy for Arsenal looms in this afternoon's match against Manchester City, Kieran Gibbs has been explaining how much the Gunners have grown since our first trophy a couple of months ago at the same venue. Gibbs told Arsenal.com: "Winning the FA Cup was the biggest thing and we've kept [.
With the new season starting just next week, it is time for us all to pick our fantasy football teams for next season. The JustArsenal.com League has been created by northbankgooner and you will find the private league on www.premierleague.com. The code is 916399-328114. There is only one rule. Absolutely no Spurs players allowed to [.
Man City vs Arsenal: Three Arsenal players indispensable to their team's game plan by SE There are a wide range of team combinations that Wenger can deploy to rattle Man City, and clinch the first available silverware of the season. Arsenal, despite their missing German contingent, have enough marquee players in their setup to start [.
So yet another Arsenal captain bites the dust, as Thomas Vermaelen has passed a medical at the Spanish giants Barcelona. We can only consider it good business for the Gunners for gaining 15m GBP for a 28 year-old with just 12months left on his contract. Surprisingly Barca have given the Belgian international a five-year contract, [.
A look into Arsenal's financial side of this summer by Pearsenal As most would agree, up to now Arsenal have had a very productive summer. However most would also agree that a couple more signings are required if we are to claim top honours this season in the form of the Premier League or rather [...
Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ Arsenal haven't been in a Community Shield for quite some time but after Ramsey's heroics in extra time of the FA cup only two months ago, we have the chance of winning silverware before the season even begins, and that should give us [.
Bacary Sagna has been talking about his decision to run down his contract with Arsenal so he could join our Premiership rivals Manchester City, and he freely admits that the Arsenal traitors Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy convinced him to move to the Etihaad Stadium. I am sure that it was nothing to do with [.
We should look to keep Podolski by KJ There are rumours flying about today from Turkey that Galatasaray have sent a delegation to London to discuss the transfer of the Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski. He's struggled for game time at the club simply because he's outclassed by our other wide options but even then, I'm [.
Why Arsenal do need a striker, but why it is not as easy as it sounds. by RS Since the departure of Robin Van Persie, Arsenal fans have been looking for his worthy successor. That is because for the previous fifteen years, Arsenal were always in possession of world class strikers: Bergkamp, Henry, Anelka and [.
It is being reported tonight that Arsenal are in negotiations to take the brilliant Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, with a view to a permanent move next summer. It has been widely reported that Costa is very worried about the political situation in the Ukraine, and is pushing to move away [.
FA Community Shield – Man City vs Arsenal: A tactical preview by SE Both teams have bolstered their squads from last season, astutely, with Wenger bringing in the likes of Sanchez, Debuchy and Chambers – who are sure to light up the occasion even more. Man City haven't had to do an overhaul of their [.
Why we must praise Gazidis for his work this summer by KJ Ivan Gazidis when he first joined Arsenal had big shoes to fill and over the years has received stick from the fans for not performing as well as David Dein did for us during our prime years under Wenger. But I've always felt [...]
FA Community Shield Preview – Manchester City FC vs Arsenal FCby SE Venue: Wembley stadium Kick-Off: Sunday, 15:00 Hrs Call it pre-season, the curtain-raiser or a serious piece of silverware to play for: Manchester City FC, the Premier League champions, take on Arsenal FC, the current FA Cup holders, in this year's FA Community Shield [.
It now seems very likely that Arsenal will progress to the Champions League Group stages for the 15th time in a row after we were paired with Besiktas from Turkey in the play-off round, although there were certainly easier teams in the draw! Although quite a good side, Besiktas could only finish third in the [.
It seems that Arsene Wenger has not finished Arsenal's transfer business this summer, as it has been revealed today that the Gunners have made an approach for the extremely talented PSG striker Edison Cavani. Cavani's agent, Claudio Anelluci, has confirmed that Arsenal have made a proposal to sign the highly-rated forward from the French Champions.
Why Giroud hasn't quite flourished in his No.9 role for Arsenal? by SE Olivier Giroud is one of those capricious ‘Target men' you will always come across, as a Football follower. In his 70 appearances for Arsenal till date, he has found the back of the net 27 times, and has 11 assists to his [...]
Wenger needs to be prudent in the way he utilizes Calum Chambers by SE There is an invigorating sense of calmness and assertion surrounding the Emirates, at the onset of Arsenal's new season, and they have every reason to be buoyant about challenging for the Premier League title, and with a bit of luck, going [.
With just over a week to go before the start of the Premier League season, it is almost exactly a year since Arsene Wenger was at perhaps his lowest point since taking over as manager of Arsenal Football Club back in 1996. After losing to Aston Villa on the opening day at the Emirates, the [...]
Wenger's second jibe at Man City for signing Lampard on loan.... by SE Arsene Wenger, for his astute dealings in the Transfer market to bolster Arsenal's squad, has no necessity to taunt Man City and their recruitment policies time and time again. Firstly, Wenger is not a Mourinho, the putrid Portuguese manager at Stamford Bridge.
It was one of this summers worst-kept secrets that Arsenal were going to be parting company with their erstwhile captain Thomas Vermaelen. The Belgian international was practically frozen out of the Gunners first team last season so it was common knowledge that he would have to find another club to gain regular football.
The Arsenal Fantasy Football Dream Team If someone were to stop you on the street and ask, "If you had to pick, would you have Mesut Ozil or Santi Cazorla", what would you say? Or, how aboutTheo Walcott or Alexis Sanchez? Yaya Sanogo orOlivier Giroud? I know the former grabbed four against Benfica the other [.
Arsene Wenger has a few selection issues for arsenal ahead of the first final of the English season, a week ahead of the beginning of the Premier League action. They call it the super cup in places like Spain, but here it is now the Community Shield after being known as the Charity Shield (why [...]
AS I SEE IT: PART 1 by WC Arsenal's new season is upon us. We are all excited mainly because of two factors. The first one is that all those who were crocked last season, except Walcott, are raring to go. The second one stems from the four acquisitions already in the bag. But as [...]
It feels like things are really on the up for Arsenal Football Club, with money in the bank, top new players in the squad and a shiny new FA cup trophy in the cabinet. But if the Gunners are to avoid the disappointment of last season in the Premier League and Champions League, I think [...]
It seems as though there is a bit of a bidding war developing for the Arsenal defender and club captain Thomas Vermaelen. But Arsene Wenger and the Gunners hierarchy have a decision to make as to whether to simply accept the highest offer, assuming we agree to sell in the first place that is. If [...
Look, Arsenal fans, I am as happy as anyone to see Arsene Wenger spending serious money again and bringing in top name players like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. And long may it continue, but I still do not want to see us go down the lines of Chelsea, Man City, PSG, Monaco, Real Madrid [...]
Why Wenger's love of Rosicky will need to end soon by KJ Arsene Wenger signed Tomas Rosicky for Arsenal in 2006 from Dortmund and we expected great things. Unfortunately, he was injured for the majority of his time at the club but even at 33, Wenger was happy to give him a 2 year deal [...]
Five Arsenal players who impressed at the Emirates cup by SE Facing up to the likes of Monaco and Benfica was always going to stern test for Arsenal, and going by the results over the two days, it really shouldn't come off as a surprise that their big names lacked a bit of incision and [...]
Hopefully, for Arsenal fans, Bacary Sagna will be the last player that we see leave us and join one of our Premier League rivals, or at least the last player that leaves against the club's wishes anyway. There is still a chance, of course, that Thomas Vermaelen could be heading to Man United, but let's [.
While some things have changed a lot for Arsenal in recent years, including the move to a new Stadium, the end of a nine year trophy drought and the signing of Mesut Ozil smashing the club transfer record by almost 300 percent, it seems that some things never change. We have still got the annual [...
This will be the first time in years that Arsenal have featured in the Community Shield, in fact the first time since the name change, but it will be a useful exercise for us and certainly a game we want to win, especially as it is against one of the teams most likely to challenge [...]
With the start of the Premier League season a little over a week away, most TV pundits and football journalists are issuing their thoughts on the season to come; which clubs and players will shine and all that sort of thing. As a former Gunner, `Champagne` Charlie Nicholas is a bit biased, he even admits [.
Despite the fact that Arsenal have signed the two most expensive players in our history within the last 12 months, and with Arsene Wenger already having spent more money this summer than in any other transfer window, it is still not enough to bring the Gunners the trophy we really want, and become Premier League [.
No pressure Jack, but Arsenal today signed up the player that some have dubbed the new Jack Wilshere. Calling young players the next Messi or the Bulgarian Ronaldo always seems a bit daft to me, but the fact is that 17-year old Daniel Crowley does play in a similar central midfield role to Wilshere and [.
How Arsenal's squad compares to some of its fellow title contenders'? by SE Arsenal's squad, owing to Wenger's astute transfer policy in the ongoing transfer window, looks well endowed to build on their FA Cup win from last May, which ended their 9-year wait for a piece of silverware. However, here we take a look [.
For a large part of the summer, it has looked like Arsenal fans would have to cope with another of the club's captains would be joining the last one, Robin van Persie, at Premier League rivals Manchester United. Even if Arsene Wenger was to get tough and make Thomas Vermaelen see out his Arsenal contract, [.
For most of last season, there was little doubt that Arsenal would be starting any given match with the big Frenchman Olivier Giroud in the centre forward position. To be fair, there was not much of an option. But although that is not the case this year, the Giroud haters are still set to be [...]
Could Arsenal benefit from adopting a 3-5-2 or 3-1-4-2 formation next year? by KB For some time I've thought about how Arsenal became predictable to set up against last year, this was largely due to a number of injuries at one time that meant the team was picking itself. This team also lacked pace at [.
It is just as well that Arsenal have ended the trophy drought with the FA cup last season and that the club is now ready to give Arsene Wenger the money to spend on some top players, because other wise I think that the Gunners' long run of years in the Champions League would be [...]
When Arsene Wenger was talking the other day about the transfer business that Arsenal had done so far this summer, the Frenchman could not hide his delight at now having the financial firepower to bring in players of the quality of Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy. He also dropped a pretty strong hint [.
Alright Arsenal fans, this is the time to be positive and get behind the Gunners for the rest of the season. Forget any worries about players we have got or those you might wish we had; this is when all Gooners must believe in Arsene Wenger and the boys, no matter what. Bones broken, Spirit [...]
Many Arsenal fans have been hoping that the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona was not the only addition made to the Arsenal front line this summer, because a lot of Gooners are seriously down on Olivier Giroud and believe that the Gunners will not be able to compete for major honours with the big [.
Cazorla needs to improve for Arsenal this seasonby KJ Cazorla lit up the 2012/2013 Arsenal side with brilliant midfield play and decisive goals. Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to capture that form during the 2013/2014 season and the summer has been rife with talks of him looking to move on. He's publicly stated that he's [.
It was great for Arsenal to have three players in the team that won the World Cup in Brazil, but there is also the downside of Arsene Wenger having to wait to get that trio of first team players back into pre-season training. But supposedly, it could not be helped because FIFA guidelines state that [.
The Changing Face of the Arsenal Team by Uche Hello guys. So we are all very pissed off with the final result of the Emirates Cup. From the lethargic performance of Olivier Giroud to the shocking penalty denial by the referee; our game against Monaco was unsettling in many ways. But being a pre-season game [.
Okay we all know that Arsenal got beaten by Monaco due to a terrible referees decision to lose the Emirates Cup , but the fact is that there is still two weeks until the serious football really begins. Olivier Giroud got extra criticism for his first game yesterday, but he freely admits that he is [.
Arsene Wenger has already stated that one of the main reasons behind the transfer of Calum Chambers to Arsenal was the versatility of the young Englishman. But in his first two games as a Gunner this weekend, Wenger deployed his new player in the centre of defence, so could this end up being his main [.
I am going to give the Arsenal duo of Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud the benefit of the doubt and say that they were not really match sharp for that Emirates Cup game against Monaco, while the Ligue 1 team looked like they were more than a week closer to the start of the season. [...]
It seems like things are really changing for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal these days. The trophy drought is finally over and the club are now releasing decent sums of money for the manager to spend on players. Not only does that mean that Wenger has been able to buy top class players like Alexis Sanchez [.
Come on let's stop with the slagging off of our players. So Giroud, Sanchez and every other player didn't score today. So why pick on Giroud when he is nowhere near peak fitness, just like the rest of the Arsenal squad. You have to remember that this was simply a warm up game for all [...]
Why Wenger isn't interested in buying a striker this summer by KJ Buying a striker has been the message by many Arsenal fans ever since we sold Van Persie to Man Utd and yet here we are almost in August with no apparent intention of bringing in a striker. We've skipped on the likes of [...]
Arsenal 0 – 1 Monaco: Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 7 Did his job for the most part. Made a few comfortable saves and was reasonably commanding in his box. Debuchy – 8 (MOTM) Was very impressive to watch. Defended intelligently and was very threatening in attacking position. Seems far more comfortable on the [.
There was much discussion during the summer about whether or not Arsenal two new young strikers, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo should be sent out on loan this season, especially as they are unlikely to get many starting spots with the new star-studded squad that Arsene Wenger has assembled. But after yesterday's brilliant performances by [.
Some things never change for Arsenal it seems. It looked like a different team today as we struggled against a fitter and stronger Monaco team. But Arsenal still should have won the Emirates Cup with a late penalty won by the impressive Chuba Akpom. Up to then, Alexis Sanchez had been the best of the [.
Arsenal need at least two points from the pre-season clash with Monaco today to seal the Emirates Cup trophy, with Valencia beating Benfica by 3-1 and going on to nine points. So the Gunners need goals and hopefully the fact that our new star signing Alexis Sanchez is to start will guarantee that we get [.
Arsenal have always had their fair share of rivals, as has Arsene Wenger since becoming manager of the Gunners back in 1996. There are the spuds of course, who have kindly failed to finish above us in all that time and show no signs of changing that anytime soon. There are the teams and managers [...
A word of caution for Arsenal fans not to get too excited by the 5-1 thumping of the Portuguese champions yesterday, just as there was no need to panic when we failed to score and lost 1-0 to Thierry Henry and his New York Red Bulls last week. But to score five without the three [...]
I bet that the calls for Arsene Wenger to sign a defensive midfielder for Arsenal, such as Sami Khedira or Morgan Schneiderlin, will have died down a bit after the Gunners began the Emirates Cup in such emphatic style yesterday. So has the Prof found the perfect pairing for the centre of midfield? Wenger started [.
Arsenal vs Monaco Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ After our impressive win against Benfica, we have to beat Monaco to ensure that we lift the Emirates cup this weekend. We started with a rather inexperienced team against Benfica to my surprise and I expect something similar against Monaco.
I might be jumping the gun a bit here, but after a 5-1 win in the first game, Arsenal are nailed on to win the Emirates Cup this weekend. With a point for every goal scored, the Gunners sit on eight points, with Benfica on just one and Valencia and our opponents today, Monaco, on [...]
Arsenal 5 -1 Benfica: Player Ratings by KJ. Martinez – 7 It was a very solid performance by the Argentine. He made the necessary saves and was commanding in the box. Bellerin – 8 An impressive performance by the young Spaniard. He struggled defensively early on but grew into the game and was brilliant offensively.
It took Joel Campbell just a few days and one pre-season game to prove all the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsene Wenger was going to send him out on loan again, about as daft as Daffy Duck. What a debut from the young Costa Rica international! We should not have been surprised, I suppose, [.
I am giving Arsenal a triple A rating for that! I don't think any of us really expected that, even though the confidence is back in the Arsenal players and fans. To be honest, I was expecting a much closer game and thought that the lack of match fitness along with the number of players [...]
The Arsenal team has been released for the Gunners' first of two matches in the Emirates Cup tournament, and there are certainly some interesting things to be taken from the starting XI selected by Arsene Wenger. Two of the players that have not played in Arsenal colours before will start, while another two are on [.
The Emirates Cup starts tomorrow, with Arsenal's first game being against the Portuguese club Benfica. And while these pre-season games are more about fitness and the preparations for the serious competitive games to come in the Premier League and Champions League, we still want to see the Gunner do well.
I am hoping, but not really expecting, for Arsenal to actually win our own tournament, the Emirates Cup, this weekend. As usual there are three good teams coming to fight it out with the Gunners, in Valencia from La Liga in Spain, the Portuguese champions Benfica and one of Arsene Wenger's former clubs AS Monaco [.
How could Arsenal lineup once Walcott becomes fit to start? by SE With the ever-growing anticipation to witness Alexis Sanchez make his debut – and Arsenal kicking off what promises to be a mouth-watering campaign – let us not become oblivious to Theo Walcott and his expected return to action by September.
Arsenal vs Benfica Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ It's only two weeks now until the season starts and we have two preseason friendly games to play in the Emirates cup against two good opponents in Benfica and Monaco. This being a two day event means two full matches only a day apart. [...
As the years went by and Arsenal seemed to get further away from winning a trophy, I was one of the people who supported Arsene Wenger and kept reminding people what a good job the Frenchman was doing. I know that the media and fans of other Premier League clubs took the mickey, but the [...]
From the way he is talking, it does not seem as though Joel Campbell expects to be playing at any other club but Arsenal in the season ahead. There have been recent Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the young Costa Rica international was about to spend a fourth spell on loan, with Premier League clubs [.
Arsenal and West Ham have confirmed that the England international defender Carl Jenkinson will spend this season on loan at Upton Park. It must have been a tough decision for Jenkinson to make, being a boyhood Arsenal fan as he is, but looking at it logically, this was probably the best thing for his future [.
Yeah, yeah, I know that Arsenal fans have heard the one about getting Abou Diaby back fit being like a new signing is wearing a bit thin now. However, I think that this season may be different for the unlucky France international. In fact, I think that Diaby could play a major part in the [...]
With Arsenal set to host our own regular pre-season tournament, the Emirates Cup, this weekend, Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the media at the London Colney training base, as reported by The Mirror. And the Frenchman wasted no time in giving us Arsenal fans a great reason for excitement. The Gunners have already done [.
First of all, for a player who will always be remembered as an Arsenal flop, after his move from Premier League rivals back in 2008, Mikael Silvestre has got a real cheek to talk about someone else being the wrong choice for the Gunners. But that is just what the French defender, currently without a [.
There have been Arsenal transfer rumours cropping up all summer, linking our Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla with a possible return to Spain with the current La Liga champions, Atletico Madrid. In fact, Cazorla himself had a lot to do with the speculation, when he spoke before the end of last season about being desperate to [.
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours saying that the Gunners are close to signing the Porto star Juan Quintero, but today Sky Sports have quoted Quintero's agent Ricardo Calleri talking about the possible move to the Emirates. Calleri is adamant that there will not be any deal done for the impressive young midfielder unless [.
Why it will be easy to get Walcott to renew his deal at Arsenal by KJ With us signing Sanchez, Walcott's impact on the team has gone slightly under the radar. Many of us would agree that his injury ultimately prevented us from winning the title last season. He would've easily won us another 7 [...]
Perks of Arsenal lining up in 4-3-3, as compared to 4-2-3-1 by SE There is no cynicism regarding the fact that Arsene Wenger has a colossal squad at his disposal, and, consequently could manipulate however he wants to. The arrival of Sanchez has possibly created the biggest anticipation at the Emirates this summer, and his [.