Giroud Gets New Contract, But Arsenal Still Need a New Striker! by AT It has been announced today that Arsenal have agreed a two-year contract extension with striker Olivier Giroud, which will keep the Frenchman at the Emirates till 2018. Giroud, who is currently nursing a fractured foot, will be unavailable till the new year [.
Gary Neville was not specifically talking about Arsenal and the situation that Arsene Wenger and the players find themselves in this season, but the former England and Man United defender was talking about things that could just as easily be applied to the Gunners, as he did his punditry for Sky Sports Monday Night Football [.
Arsenal Need Less Creativity, More Cutting Edge! by AT As I watched the game against Spurs for a second time, I happened to notice a very significant factor of Arsenal's play, there is little or no cutting edge or dynamism in the team. Simply put, there is no direct penetration from the flanks and very [.
My Arsenal XI to Face Galatasaray in the Champions League! by AT After a rather unsatisfactory draw against Spurs in the North London derby, Arsenal welcome Turkish giants Galatasaray to the Emirates for the next round of the Champions League group stages. Following the defeat to Borrusia Dortmund in the opening round of fixtures, Arsene [.
Arsenal have huffed and puffed so far this season without getting the results that we have deserved. But apart from that terrible and lacklustre performance in the Champions League at Borussia Dortmund, the Gunners have looked better as the season has progressed and we look like we are very close to hitting our straps.
One of the big talking points at the start of the season for Arsenal fans and football pundits was the form, or lack of it, of the club record signing Mesut Ozil. According to some of his critics, the World Cup winner just did not care and his easy manner on the pitch was just [...]
Arsenal have got to start turning our dominance into the wins that our play deserves. Too many draws have seen us slip to six points behind the Premier League leaders Chelsea, although the Gunners do have a chance to cut that lead when we travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Arsenal have been playing pretty [.
There has been good and bad Arsenal injury news in the aftermath of our disappointing draw with Tottenham. The bad news is that both Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are both going to out for up to a month, although even that estimate could probably be taken with a pinch of salt considering past forecasts.
When we saw the Arsenal team sheet for the Capital One Cup game against Southampton last week, we knew that the Gunners would be up against it with the Saints having a great start to the season and able to pick more of their first choice players. But we understood. After all the problems Arsenal [...
When will Arsenal stop shooting themselves in the foot? by KM We managed to blew the 3 points once again. Now I know Arsenal will not win all their games but it's not the first time we make life difficult for ourselves. We conceded a goal because we lost the ball in our own half [...]
There is some great news for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger today, as Jack Wilshere took part in the training session at London Colney, as reported by ESPN, to prove that fears that his turn of an ankle in the north London derby on Saturday would leave him on the sidelines with our captain Mikel [...
When Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League in late March, we ended up with our biggest defeat of the season. And after that 6-0 humbling, made even worse by the fact that it was a landmark day for Arsene Wenger and was completely ruined by his arch enemy Jose [...
Danny Welbeck has only been an Arsenal player for a month and some of that was taken up by his time with the England national team during the last international break. And most Arsenal fans and pundits have been reasonably impressed with his contribution to the cause so far. Welbeck may have missed a few [.
The youngster Calum Chambers has been a revelation since arriving at Arsenal from Southampton in the summer, despite the occasional youthful over-eagerness he seems to have won over the Arsenal fans purely by his style of playing. Yesterday was his first taste of the big local derby against Tottenham and he wasn't overawed by the [.
First of all Arsenal fans, I cannot believe our luck on the injury front. And just like last season, they all seem to come in the same areas at the same time. First it was the defence, losing Kieran Gibbs, Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy within the first few games and now it is the [...]
It is not really going too far to say that Arsenal v Galatasaray on Wednesday night is a must win game for the Gunners, at least if we are to keep our hopes alive of actually winning our UCL group this time and avoiding the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the first knockout [...]
I am not just writing this article because Arsenal have a central midfield crisis on our hands, with injuries and fitness issues making it appear that we could have no Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby or Mikel Arteta available for the next two very important games against Galatasaray. But it does highlight the fact [.
There is no doubt that Arsenal need a new young, strong and steady defensive midfielder even though Arsene Wenger has been burying his head in the sand to ignore the fact for the last few seasons. But now Mikel Arteta and Matthieu Flamini are both getting older, slower and accident-prone, Wenger will simply have to [.
It was a frustrating north London derby for Arsenal in many ways, but it could have been much worse, especially after Tottenham took the lead against the run of play. The visitors certainly put up a sterling effort to stop us from scoring, so finding a leveller took a great deal of desire and determination.
I am certain that it is a bit early to analyse the form of Arsenal's newest signing Danny Welbeck, but after watching him get very close but just one actual goal so far for the Gunners I would not go so far as to call him a "clinical finisher". But the little Spaniard [...]
There is an interesting Arsenal rumour in todays Express saying that the Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is looking to poach Mesut Ozil next summer if the World Cup winner continues to be played out of position and fails to impress when forced to play as a winger. Ozil had a fantastic game against Aston [.
We all know that the transfer window is currently shut, but the fact is that Arsene Wenger is desperately short of defenders and should be at least looking around to strengthen in that area as soon as possible, despite Wenger moaning about the lack of available defenders in the summer. He said: "There is not [.
Arsene Wenger was happy with the Arsenal players performance against Tottenham yesterday, despite their failure to turn dominance of possession into three points on the day. He admitted that it was defensive errors that gifted the Spuds the lead, but he seemed most upset about Tottenham's time-wasting tactics all the way through the 90 minutes.
Has Fate Intervened to Select Arsenal's Best Possible Squad Despite Wenger? by NO Against Spuds as usual Wenger had surprises for the fans, he insisted on the 22.214.171.124 setup and left arguably Arsenal's best player right now (Alexis Sanchez) on the bench. He insisted on a Wilshere-Ramsey partnership in the middle of the pack.
If Arsenal had won the North London Derby, the fans may have been able to take another couple of injuries to add to our ever expanding list (that we have every single year) but to have to lose two points AND two important players is just too much to bear right now. It's not even [...]
Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6.5 Was rarely challenged because of how withdrawn Tottenham were for the majority of the game. Could've done better for the goal personally. Chambers – 6 I felt he struggled until the 70th minute. Couldn't pass his way out and just seemed to move [.
As much as it was nice to see Arsenal dominate Tottenham in the latest North London derby, we did not manage to carry on from last season and get the win we deserved. And if you are looking for a reason why Arsenal failed to convert their possession into points maybe the first thing you [...]
Arsenal and our local rivals Tottenham went into this north London derby in pretty indifferent form but knowing that a win could and would kick start the campaign. But you would not have known it from the way the game went in the first half. The spuds were awful! I expected them to be in [...]
You will not find many people any more who question the wisdom of Arsene Wenger in making Calum Chambers an Arsenal player during the summer transfer window. Not signing another quality defender or defrensive midfielder might be another matter but the teenager has already shown great attitude, ability and versatility.
Arsene Wenger is coming up to 18 years in charge of Arsenal, making him the longest serving Premier League manager by a country mile. And our three north London derby victories last season helped the Frenchman to see off two more of his counterparts from White Hart Lane, Tim Sherwood and AVB. So we have [.
Why Arsenal Should Start Flamini Against Spurs! by AT Following a disappointing Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of Southampton, Arsenal welcome Spurs to the Emirates for the first North London derby of the season. Both sides have endured a rather mediocre start to the new campaign and will be looking to gain momentum [.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Preview, Predicted line up and score line by KJ We used to always be heavy favourites coming into a North London Derby before Redknapp managed to level the playing field with his Tottenham side, but ever since his departure, Tottenham have been slowly but surely dropping back down into their place as [.
"You enjoy it after the game if you win," "You feel suddenly on the Monday before the game that something has changed and you wonder first of all what has changed. Of course it's the tension before the derby. "Before you have the tension and you have the focus to prepare and to give your [...]
Arsenal may be a more settled team than our north London rivals Tottenham, with more talented and experienced players like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, but we have to earn the right to play. Some people say that the form book goes out the window in a local derby and although that may [.
Naturally and as usual, Arsenal have lost quite a few players to injury. We have been losing players at a regular rate ever since the season started, with Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Flamini and others picking up little knocks, while Nathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud have had to have surgery and will not [.
We all know that Arsene Wenger likes to keep his plans for Arsenal close to his chest, be it transfer business, tactics or even which players are really fit enough to play. In that he is no different to most Premier League managers, but usually we have a good idea of the tactics and system [...]
It can be frustrating for Arsenal fans at times, when the team or a particular player have just come off the pitch after an absolute shocker. Unlike some managers (cough, cough Mourinho and Fergie I'm looking at you) the man we call the Prof is always supportive of his Gunners. To be fair to the [...
It may have been a disappointing night for Arsenal in the League Cup, but the fact that a largely second string team was narrowly defeated by a stunning strike from a strong Southampton side should not have knocked our confidence. In fact I think that the Gunners should go into the north London derby in [.
Why Mesut Özil is going to destroy Tottenham by KJ We signed our star German midfielder on the back of a North London Derby win. It was reported at the time that Levy had prevented Bale's sale to Madrid until after that game to ensure Mesut wouldn't have a part in it as he knew [...]
There is no doubt that Danny Welbeck has made a good start to life as an Arsenal player. Not only have his attitude and personality allowed him to slot straight in with his new team mates off the pitch, his willingness to work hard on the pitch has given the Gunners a spring in their [...]
The two Arsenal players that came in for the most criticism from the Capital One Cup defeat by Southampton on Tuesday were Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski. Both players were below par but I think we were more disappointed by them because we expect much better from them, especially as they were the old guard [.
One of the big decisions that Arsene Wenger has to make as he gets Arsenal ready for the visit of Tottenham in Saturday's late Premier League kick off is about who will start in the right back role. With our first choice French international Mathieu Debucky on the sidelines after ankle surgery, at least the [.
You might think that his starting for Arsenal in the Capital One Cup clash with Southampton would mean that our new star Alexis Sanchez might be a doubt for the north London derby with Tottenham on Saturday. But Arsene Wenger is going to have a hard job leaving the Chile international on the bench and [.
Having only just started his first game for Arsenal in around 19 months, you would not expect Abou Diaby to start the very next one as well, especially one as important as a north London derby with Tottenham in the Premier League, but I have a sneaking feeling that the Frenchman could be on the [...]
Ever since taking over as manager of Arsenal 18 years ago, Arsene Wenger has made the development of young players at the club one of his main priorities. And it has paid off a number of times with players like Fabregas and Wilshere, while it has also given the Gunners and Wenger a great reputation. [.
The Arsenal number 11 and Germany international Mesut Ozil hit back at his critics this week after putting on a Man of the Match performance in the Premier League win at Aston Villa. But as a report in The Mirror reveals, Ozil feels that he has suffered the same sort of thing through the whole [...]
There were more Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with a player in the deep lying central midfield role than any other, by some distance. And that has been the case with the Gunners in every transfer window for the past few years. But as you know all too well, Arsene Wenger does not see [...]
It seems a long time ago now that we started to hear about the Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott getting back into training. There were little videos released of him in the gym doing leg squats as long ago as June and then we kept getting very positive sounding reports on his road to [...]
Arsenal have been linked with the Germany international forward Marco Reus for some time now, but the 25-year old star has a contract with his Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund until 2017 and, as far as I know, there is no release clause included in it. However, according to a Daily Express report, there will be [.
Don't be under any illusions that Arsenal face a tough game on Saturday. Just because the Gunners owned our north London rivals last season, with three wins out of three including one on the way to an FA cup trophy, does not mean we should expect it to be easy on Saturday, even though we [...]
Are any of us Arsenal fans really all that surprised to hear that to club's owner, or major shareholder, has done something that indicates once again that he sees the club as nothing more than a part of his global business empire and the Arsenal fans as cash cows to be milked regularly? The latest [.
Finally Some Positive Injury News For Arsenal! by AT After a rather dismal performance in the Capital One Cup against Southampton, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given the latest injury news from his squad. While Arsenal had to field a second-string side against the Saints as a result of all the injuries, Gooners will [.
Although Arsenal fans, players and manager will be disappointed to have been knocked out of the Capital One Cup at such an early stage, there were some real positives to take from the game against Southampton. At least it was a Premier League team that beat us, just like with Chelsea last season, and there [.
A large part of the talk among Arsenal fans and in the football media concerning the Gunners this week is the return to form of the club record signing Mesut Ozil. That is only fair really, after the Germany international was the focus of all the attention while he was struggling for form. Many people [.
Southampton loss no disaster by Sam P Don't get me wrong, Arsenal wanted to win this game and stay in the Capital One, or League cup. Arsene Wenger has a pretty strong squad to pick from so even though he made a lot of changes, he would have hoped the players that came in would [...]
In the latter part of last season and the early part of this one, the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil came in for a serious amount of criticism and questioning. Despite the fact that it was the former Real Madrid star's debut season and he had a few injuries along the way, and [.
Arsenal 1 – 2 Southampton Player Ratings by KJ Ospina – 6 He didn't look great tonight. Seemed shaky at times and should've done better for Southampton's second goal. It was a ferocious shot but it was straight down the middle. Bellerin – 6 A decent performance. It was much better than the one against [.
Arsene again won't take the blame by KM Another day, another miserable Arsenal performance. We really are predictable. We did exactly what we do every time. Try to pass it into the net and as more often than not, it didn't work. Where is the problem? We sent out a bunch of kids, Diaby, some [...]
It was always going to be a tough night for Arsenal against a strong Saints line-up that was not much changed. Arsene Wenger made plenty, as expected, but it still looked a pretty strong midfield and attack, with the likes of Wilshere, Rosicky, Podolski and Alexis in there. And it was all going so well [.
As expected, it is a much changed Arsenal starting line-up that Arsene Wenger has picked for the third round visit of Southampton in the Capital One Cup. The big news, though, and something that should put a smile on all of our faces, is the return of Abou Diaby, as the most unlucky Frenchman in [...
The signing of David Ospina was one of the least talked about Arsenal transfers of the summer, but I think that the capture of the Colombia international for around £3 million from the French club Nice was a very good pice of business from Arsene Wenger. After all, the keeper is one of the most [...
Bellerin Ready for the Next Step at Arsenal! by AT Arsenal's inability to adequately bolster the defence in the summer has quite evidently cost them very early on in the new campaign. News has broken out today confirming that Mathieu Debuchy will be on the sidelines for the next three months, leaving Arsene Wenger's side [.
I might be reading too much into the words of Mesut Ozil, after the Arsenal midfielder spoke after coming back with a bang in Saturday's game at Aston Villa, but the way he praised certain qualities of his new team mate Danny Welbeck, as rerported by ESPN, made me think of many discussions on this [.
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ I'm normally pretty excited about the league cup as it gives us an opportunity to play some of the younger players and we usually play well. But with our lack of defenders, I'm deeply concerned with Wenger playing the likes of Chambers only for [.
The current Premier League champions have now faced both Arsenal and Chelsea in the league and, perhaps surprisingly, the Man City captain has expressed his belief that the Gunners could prove a bigger threat to them retaining the title than the blue boys from Stamford Bridge. Vincent Kompany was speaking, as reported by the Daily [.
After suffering an amazing and unlucky number of injuries, around 40, in his eight years as an Arsenal player, it is pretty incredible that Abou Diaby has not just thrown in the towel. And many other clubs and managers might have given up on the Frenchman, but not Arsene Wenger and Diaby could be about [.
The Players Arsenal Seem to have Forgotten About this Season! by AT It is not very hard to see right now that Arsenal's defence is being stretched to the limit, even more so now that Mathieu Debuchy is set to miss the next three months of the campaign as a result of the ankle injury [...]
The injury curse that seems to have been hanging over the Emirates stadium and the Arsenal team in recent years goes on. After already losing our main striker Olivier Giroud to a bizarre tibia injury for three months, we now face about the same amount of time without our first choice right back. Arsene Wenger [.
This latest Arsenal transfer rumour is guaranteed to get the excitement levels among the Arsenal fans on the increase, as the PSG and Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani is the type of centre forward that could turn an average team into a good one or a good one into a great one. So after reading [.
Can Welbeck and Ozil Be Arsenal's Costa and Fabregas? by AT Looking back at Arsenal's rather comfortable win against Aston Villa, I noticed that two Arsenal players really stepped up to the plate and answered their critics. Mesut Ozil conducted the orchestra to great effect and came away with a goal and an assist, and [.
Why Ozil Still Needs To Improve For Arsenal! by AT After a convincing win over a high-flying Villa side, Arsenal find themselves in fourth place and look set to get their season back on track after three successive draws prior to the win at Villa Park. Perhaps the most relieving factor of the game, for [.
Wilshere can play on the right for us by KJ After the impressive performance against Villa on Saturday, there has been a lot of questions over Wilshere's role in the team. We managed to play good football on Saturday and after Mesut scored, we had the confidence to play incisively as well as being calm [.
My Arsenal XI to Face Southampton in the League Cup by AT After finally getting back on track in a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates to kick off their Capital One Cup campaign. With so many injuries to deal with and a North London derby to keep an eye [...]
Unless he signs a new contract in the next eight months, Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will be able to walk away from his current club Real Madrid and the Spanish giants will not receive a single euro in compensation. Even with all their money, that is not a good situation and they do still [.
We all know the usual drill with Arsenal in the Capital One Cup, or whatever name it had in the past, as Arsene Wenger tends to use the competition, especially in the earlier rounds, to give the young Gunners and fringe players some valuable game time and experience. But the game tomorrow at the Emirates [.
Forget all the media talk, Arsenal fans, that wants to suggest that the reason the Gunners beat Aston Villa yesterday was some mystery virus. Apparently that meant Paul Lambert had to without six of his Villa players. Boo hoo and all that, but Arsene Wenger had no less than seven of the Arsenal squad unavailable [.
Arsenal fans should SUPPORT Arsenal by Sam P I don't know what Arsenal have done to deserve it, but we are always the favourite target ofr the media to shoot at. Paranoia? No, because you are not paranoid if people really do NOT like you and are always slagging you off. I am not saying [...]
Poor old Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal boss cannot do right for doing wrong it seems, even with the Arsenal fans who are supposed to support him. It has not quite reached the Alan Pardew stage yet, with fans printing thousands of leaflets demanding his sacking, but if the Gunners had not managed to win at [.
Let's be honest with ourselves Arsenal fans. When we heard that Danny Welbeck was going to sign for the Gunners on transfer deadline day, a lot of us were not happy. I think that the hope of getting Radamel Falcao was played a big part in that, but we soon came round and saw that [...]
Arsene Wenger made a few changes to the Arsenal starting line-up for the trip to Aston Villa and it could hardly have gone better for the Frenchman. The Gunners looked sharp, solid, full of energy and well balanced. So has the boss found the winning formula for the Gunners? To a certain extent I would [.
Despite the criticism dished out to Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal squad, the Gunners have quietly gone about their business and remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season. Mesut Ozil finally came good in yesterday's game against Aston Villa and I hate to say it, but it would not be wrong to say that [.
First of all Arsenal fans, I am not here to have a go at Aaron Ramsey. I was one of the minority who kept backing our young Welshman when all that ridiculous talk of him being a jinx was doing the rounds. Some fans seemed to think that his name on the team sheet meant [...]
I know that Arsenal fans will be disappointed if the Gunners finish in fourth place in the Premier League again, but maybe we should be a bit more grateful for the fact that Arsene Wenger has always kept us in that Champions League spot, even though it has been by the skin of our teeth [...]
It is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal were really under pressure to produce something at Aston Villa today, with a woeful display in Dortmund meaning that Arsene Wenger and a large number of his players coming in for some fierce criticism from us fans and the football media in general. But it should be [.
Aston Villa 0 – 3 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 7 He didn't have much to do all game except for a very smart save in the first half. Chambers – 7.5 I felt he was pretty good today and he's so composed on the ball. If only we'd brought in another centre [...]
Well it was a much better start from Arsenal. As expected, Aston Villa started with a high tempo and tried to put us under serious pressure, which paid such dividends for Borussia Dortmund in the week. But the Arsenal players did not crumble under it this time and managed to pass and play our way [..
Arsene Wenger has a big tactical decision to make as Arsenal prepare to travel to Birmingham to face Aston Villa. The Gunners desperately need a morale boosting wing after what happened in Germany on Tuesday, but another defeat would leave us well adrift of the league leaders and even shorter on confidence.
When Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid last summer, it was enough to convince Jose Mourinho to pull the plug on the deal that was in place for us to loan Demba Ba from Chelsea. His former manager from Real Madrid called Ozil the best number 10 in the world, but these days people [...]
Aston Villa vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ Arsenal have had a very rough start to the season, with only one win in the league and being completely outclassed by Dortmund on Tuesday. The fans are looking for a response by the players and Villa away is a good opportunity regardless [.
It is never nice to lose a game of football, and Arsenal fans are desperate for the Gunners not to lose this one today at Aston Villa. But the manner of a defeat, or a disappointing draw, is often as important to the fans. If you play badly and win, nobody really cares and people [...]
Arsene Wenger has made three changes to the Arsenal starting line-up for the away clash with Aston Villa. But they are not the changes that a lot of us may have expected, because two of the players that have been dropped from the starting XI, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez, have been arguably our best [.
The Arsenal manager has spoken out once again to offer an explanation about why Mesut Ozil is not firing on all cylinders and to defend him against what the Frenchman sees as unfair criticism of his number 11, as a report by Arsenal.com reveals. The Prof clearly feels that Ozil needs a bit of time [.
It is not good news for Arsenal on the injury front by any means, with Arsene Wenger already having to cope with plenty of missing players already this season, but it could definitely have been worse. I certainly feared the worst after all the Arsenal players that missed the Champions League defeat in Germany on [.
Arsenal fans may have had a bit more to shout about int the transfer market over the last year or so, but at the end of each window, us fans and the football media are still left scratching our heads as to why Arsene Wenger did not sign, for instance, a striker or a defensive [...]
Back in 2003, Arsenal were not to know that almost a decade of trophies and dominance under the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger were coming to an end. We had just finished second to Man United the previous season and were about to go and record the amazing achievement of not losing a single Premier [.
Is Dortmund an ‘Aston Villa' Awakening for Arsenal? by NikkoGunners Borrusia Dortmund did not just score two goals against Arsenal. They out-played, out-thought, out-shot, out-possesed and out-everything Arsenal on that Tuesday night. The only consolation that night was that there was no winner in the other match between Monaco and Galatasaray.
It seems that every single reader of JustArsenal has made it clear for months (or years?) that Arsenal are in dire need of a strong defensive midfielder, amongst other things, and it seems that Gooners have got an unlikely ally in the form of the Man United legend Paul Scholes. The highly experienced ex-midfielder has [.
One of the most noticeable things about the way Arsenal struggled against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, and there were plenty of them, was that we looked like we had much less energy than the Germans. They seemed faster and fitter all over the pitch. Arsene Wenger could not really explain why that was and [.
Why not try this? by Gunnerjack I know what follows is very experimental and could cost us but I think we've got to try something to get out of our present slump. I think the following starting lineup (if all players fit) would do 3 things: 1) score goals and not concede easily 2) have [...]
The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign [.
The Arsenal captain was not absolving himself of blame for the dire performance and defeat by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, but Mikel Arteta has taken the captain's role and delivered a stark and honest appraisal of where Arsenal went wrong and how we have to change quickly or forget about winning the Champions League.
I know that Arsene Wenger signed the Germany international Mesut Ozil for Arsenal because he thought the 25-year old superstar would be one of the key pieces in the jigsaw for the Gunners team of the future. And the Frenchman has always backed his record signing and given him plenty of time and patience to [.
Don't Panic Arsenal Fans! by Sam P There is a lot of anger and recrimination going on among the Arsenal fraternity again, after a woeful display against Borussia Dortmund in Germany that could easily have ended in another one of those really heavy away defeats that we had to suffer last season. So we have [.
Match Preview: Aston Villa At Villa Park Arsenal fans may still be upset with Tuesday's Group D Champions League defeat against Borussia Dortmund. However, this coming Saturday's league tilt against Aston Villa offers the Gunners a great chance to get our title credentials back on track. While not viewed as a contender in the EPL, [.
Arsene Wenger takes his battered and beleagured Arsenal team to Birmingham on Saturday for the Premier League clash with Aston Villa. And after what happened in Germany against Borussia Dortmund, on top of a pretty average start to the season, this game has taken on great importance. I have seen people suggesting that the change [.
Arsenal need to find some form, somehow, anyhow. We have been in this position before, of course, like two seasons ago when the Gunners were well beaten at home by Bayern Munich after going out of the FA cup to lower league Blackburn before losing to our north London rivals Tottenham. That left us with [.
Forget 4-1-4-1 and 4-2-3-1 We Need to Play 4-4-2 by ES A lot has been made of the fact that Wenger is playing the 4-1-4-1 formation this season and it has been offered up as the cause of Arsenal's bad start. Of course there are other factors, players who are simply not good enough, zero [...]
Not the time to jump into conclusions on Welbeck by SE Arsenal's opening champions league fixture could have been a lot different had their 16 million pound signing on the Transfer Deadline day, Danny Welbeck, been a bit clinical in front of goal and tucked away the chances that came his way. Danny's detractors and [.
Arsenal played Dortmund away on Matchday 1 of this season's Champions League, looking to pick up a point or three, after drawing three successive games in the Premier League. The Gunners, however, struggled to live up to the high pressing and high tempo game plan from their German opponents and, had it not been for [.
Arsene has to change or go, time's up. by KM After another terrible Arsenal performance at Dortmund, how long before Wenger is taken to account for his mistakes? Are the AKB's still happy with him ? Arsenal were miles behind the Germans. You could just see what a young manager with some tactical plans does [.
There was a time when the mention of Aaron Ramsey's name alone could crash a plane; his form was that bad. He lost the support of many fans in whose opinion he was, in the words of Piers Morgan, "a complete and utter liability". Ramsey wasn't actually a bad player, he was one of the [...]
With Olivier Giroud being out of action for Arsenal for the next few months, the new boy Danny Welbeck should get plenty of chances and lots of time to settle in with his new club and team mates, and his new role playing down the middle. But whereas some signings, especially strikers, are under pressure [.
It is still early days in the season for Arsenal, but unless the Gunners start to get into gear, like starting at Aston Villa this weekend, then the fans really can start to worry. If we don't somehow produce a match winning performance at Villa Park then it will have been a truly awful start [...]
The next two days could turn out to be the most important of the season for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. A humbling and humiliating Champions League defeat by Borussia Dortmund on the back of a stuttering start to the Premier League season has left us teetering on the brink of disaster. Morale and self belief [.
I believe its high time Arsenal start playing and more importantly look to start thinking to play like Arsenal of the old. Whats stopping us from doing that! Well too many cooks spoil the Broth. Too many playmakers playing the No. 10. This needs to be stopped. The key area should be acquiring a beast [.
Dortmund 2 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 4 Shocking all round. Made basic saves but almost cost us a goal and was culpable for the second. Bellerin – 2 Completely out of his depth. Was systematically targeted by Dortmund players and was the source of most of their joy going forwards. [.
Despite Arsenal going for an attacking and adventurous line up, we knew that Borussia Dortmund were going to come at us like a train and give us no time on the ball. So the early and correct call from the ref to book Mikhitaryan for diving rather than give a penalty was a massive relief. [...]
It looks like Arsene Wenger has decided to try to get over the Arsenal defensive crisis while also taking advantage of the one being suffered by Jurgen Klopp and his Borussia Dortmund side, because he has picked a pretty attacking line-up, with the big news being that young Hector Bellerin get his first senior start [.
The Gunners face a daunting away clash against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 1 of the 2014/15 Champions League campaign. Albeit an attractive fixture in the eyes of Football fanatics and supporters of both clubs, the repetitive nature of a ‘dubious' group stage draw has meant that Arsenal have now been drawn alongside Borussia Dortmund for [.
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score line by KJ The start of this season has been pretty tough with us having already played Everton and Manchester City as well as two crucial Champions League qualifier games. And it won't let up either with a vital game against Dortmund in Germany for [.
It looks like the same old story is happening all over again for Arsenal this season, as the injury problems start to mount again. And of course, with the Gunners being our usual lucky selves, it is the area where we could leasy afford to lose players that is where we have lost them. Both [...]
There is a saying about making the same mistakes over and over again, but I can't remember exactly how it goes. And we have all laid that sort of accusation at the door of Arsene Wenger at times, whether it be in the transfer market, tactics or any other part of his management skills. But [...]
If Arsene Wenger was a little bit caught between sending Arsenal out with the intention of recording another famous away win at Borussia Dortmund or making sure the Gunners were solid, compact and hard to beat, the injury news for both sides should have helped to make his mind up. While Arsenal have lost the [.
The ball was lobbed. The Gunner in Bright Yellow waiting unmarked- in the left wing. One sublime touch to bring it down and another to slide it to Giroud and GOAL for Arsenal! There he was. All smiles. 14 minutes into the game, providing. While CR7 fumed and Real Madrid fans sang, He was [...]
Obviously it will not be any use to Arsenal tonight in the Champions League away to Borussia Dortmund, or the Premier League game at Aston Villa this weekend, but Arsene Wenger is optimistic that the injury to our French right back may not be nearly as bad as first feared. Speaking in the pre-match press [.
It should not be the case, but I really think that one of the reasons why Mesut Ozil has not exactly lit up the pitch for Arsenal yet this season could be his fitness. In fact, Per Mertesacker seems to be the only one of the Wor5ld Cup winning Gunners who has been professional enough [...]
It has been of the most contentious issues for Arsenal fans in recent years. Well to be more exact, it seems as though all the Arsenal fans are in agreement and it has just been that Arsene Wenger did not seem to see things the same way about our lack of a proper defensive midfielder. [...]
There were some really good signs for Arsenal at the weekend, as we outplayed the Premier League champions for large parts of the game, scored two cracking goals and were a bit unlucky not to come away with all three points. But it was another step in the right direction for Arsenal who have not [...
Arsenal need to stick with Ozil by Sam P I am not going to sit here and tell you that Mesut Ozil has not been a bit disappointing for Arsenal at times, or that his performance against Man City at the Emirates on Saturday was another one of those frustrating days for the fans. But [...]
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Early days, but Arsenal can't keep dropping points at home by SE Arsenal against Manchester City has become one of the top clashes in the Premier League. And Saturday's meeting at the Emirates was indicative of what we've come to expect from these two beautiful Footballing sides in recent times.
Arsene Wenger: What does he do with Mesut Ozil's insipid displays? by SE Match Review Arsenal played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Manchester City at home in the Premier League last Saturday, as both sides went hammer and tongs at each other, to show for a just a point apiece in the end. Players [.
I know it is a bit early to be making bold and sweeping statements about Arsenal and the season ahead, but I am going to do it anyway, so there. I hate to say it, but the way that Fabregas and Costa have blended in to an already strong Chelsea side makes them look like [...]
Injuries and Arsenal are two words that have gone together way too often in the last few years and so are we really surprised to hear that our new right back, Mathieu Debuchy, might be out of action for as much as two months after picking up an ankle problem in the 2-2 draw with [...]
I know that some of us are naturally `glass half empty` people and others are `glass half full` types. And I also know that unless Arsenal win a football match, it is hard to look on the bright side, but I am still fairly surprised to see so many Gooners knocking the team, the manager [...]
The curious case of Arsenal: a short analysis of Arsenal's performances so far. By LmFaO. Arsenal have been below average in terms of performance after the Community Shield. Arsenal 2-1 Palace Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal Everton 2-2 Arsenal Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas Leicester 1-1 Arsenal And now 2-2 against Man City at home.
The Gunners have a daunting fixture list for the rest of this month, and its a shame we couldn't start by taking three points of Man City, but to look on the bright side Arsenal are still unbeaten this season. Jack Wilshere is adamant that this run should remain intact when Arsenal travel to Dortmund [.
Maybe, just maybe, people will start to realise that they should get a new target. Unlikely though, because Arsenal are so easy and we do seem to be the target of choice for the media muppets. And I know that plenty of Arsenal fans have been on the back of Jack Wilshere as well, just [...]
It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for Arsenal fans as we watched the Premier League clash with Man City yesterday. Early dominance and a so nearly scoring the opening goal through the new signing Danny Welneck turned into the Gunners trailing and, let's be honest, looking like we had run out of ideas.
When we watched with baited breath to see who Arsenal would be playing in the group stages of the Champions League this season, all of the softer looking sides got put into other groups and the Gunners got another tough draw. But I am now starting to think that we may have got a bit [...]
I am not going to hit the panic button yet Arsenal fans, but I must admit that my fingers were twitching at half time against Man City today. The Emirates stadium crowd were also a bit stunned after we managed to go into the break trailing to a breakaway goal while having failed to capitalise [...]
IN some ways, the summer transfer window that recently closed was one of the best for Arsenal fans in many a year, with some really exciting players like Alexis Sanchez coming in. But looking at it from another point of view, it was yet another disappointing one for us long suffering Gooners. If you count [.
With two tough games in just a few days, it was always likely that Arsene Wenger would rotate his Arsenal squad a little. But the Frenchman would also want to play his best starting XI against Man City and Borussia Dortmund, as both games could end up having a huge impact on the Gunners' season. [...
Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ This has been a long two weeks without watching Arsenal play and it's made worse by the fact that we've had the bitter taste of a draw against Leicester still in our mouths. But we have a chance to get back on track [...]
Despite being young enough, at 18-years old, to play for the Arsenal under 18 team, Chuba Akpom is firmly established in the under 21s and if he keeps on going the way he has been of late, it will not be too long before he is involved in the first team squads as well. The [...]
When the Arsenal Player of the Year for last season appeared to turn his ankle on that awful £G artificial pitch in Andorra right at the end of the Wales international game this week, Arsene Wenger must have been cursing his luck. It was the last international game of the two week break and we [...]
As Arsenal fans, we all want the Gunners to do well and try to tell ourselves that we will. For a large part of last season, we were actually proved right, but too many years of falling short has also given us a sharp dose of pessimism as well, so when we come up against [...]
There is some very good news on the team front for Arsenal fans today, but it does not concern anyone on the Gunners' team sheet. It is the fact that our opponents Man City are without their talisman and best player Yaya Toure. And of course the new boy Danny Welbeck gets his debut at [...]
This was the first time that the new lok Arsenal had a chance to put to bed the questions about their big game mentality, with the visit of the reigning Premier League champions Man City to the Emirates stadium. Arsene Wenger, with his new pacy front line including Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, had vowed [.
If the Arsenal transfer rumours have even a shred of truth to them, it appears that Arsene Wenger is not as against signing a proper defensive midfielder as many of us fans have started to think. It still seems that the Frenchman is after a complete player rather than just an enforcer, with the likes [.
In his press conference before Arsenal host Man City at the Emirates tomorrow, Arsene Wenger declared that he would be sending the Gunners out with every intention of claiming a morale boosting victory over the reigning Premier League champions. As reported by Arsenal.com, the Frenchman is not really concerned about the league table at this [.
He has only had two brief senior appearances for Arsenal as a sub since Arsene Wenger was sufficiently impressed by his performances for Costa Rica at the World Cup finals, and you just know that Joel Campbell is straining to be let off the leash properly. Well the signs suggest that this weekend could be [.
Which is more important to Wilshere – playing time or preferred playing position? by SE Jack Wilshere's Footballing career has been on a downward spiral for a good couple of seasons now and, as things stand, it begs to wonder whether his career graph would ever progress in an upward direction again.
When most Arsenal fans were glued to the internet for most of the transfer deadline day, the signing of Danny Welbeck from Man United was greeted by many as a serious letdown. We wanted Radamel Falcao or Cavani if we couldn't get Leo Messi and the 23-year old England striker was not floating many boats.
Going into Saturday's game, will Arsenal's FA Community Shield victory over Man City put them as favorites? by SE FA Community Shield As sporting outfits and sportspersons always look back at the history and head-to-head records – before going into a marquee clash – let us also recollect what happened when Arsenal faced Manchester City [.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Three key player battles by SE Manchester City visit the Emirates stadium this Saturday afternoon, as they look to get back to winning ways after an ignominious home defeat to Stoke City, before the international break. Their opponents, Arsenal, have had a mediocre start to their league campaign, as well, which [.
Arsenal vs Manchester City: Premier League preview by SE Venue: Emirates Stadium Kickoff: 12:45 PM BST Matchweek 4 of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign kicks off with the most engrossing of encounters, which, apart from the supporters of both these elite English clubs, will have most football fanatics around the world glued to their [.
Welbeck looking to be the main man for Arsenal as they hunt for the title by Robert Ford In Basle on Monday night, new £16 million Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck displayed the talents that Arsene Wenger saw reason to pay such a substantial fee for. After leaving Manchester United on deadline day for the Gunners [.
Arsenal's Formation in 4-4-2 Diamond– The Liverpool and England Way By Supertuur In the 2013/14 season two teams really stood out with their goal scoring capabilities, Liverpool with Suarez and Sturridge and City with Augero, Negredo, Dzeko and Jovetic. Besides the quality of their strikers what was the other reason they scored so much?
Well it did not last long Arsenal fans, and to be honest it was a bit weird having a kind of non-aggression pact with Manchester United in recent years, when the biggest talking point was the little boy and his little boy dreams. This season, however, the rivalry is right back on. Louis van Gaal [...
Quite a few Arsenal fans and the majority of the footballing media seemed to be a bit underwhelmed, to say the least, about the impact made by the Gunners' record signing Mesut Ozil in his debut season in the Premier League. I was not among them but I can see their point. Others made the [...]
Arsenal have had to do without the flying England forward for about nine months now and there is no doubt that we have really missed him. Losing his pace was particularly damaging in the latter half of last season, because with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also missing the Gunners were bereft of any pace on the flanks [.
At first I thought that Arsenal were getting the same bad luck as last season when, after the likes of Gibbs and Arteta had picked up little knocks, our main centre forward Olivier Giroud was ruled out for the rest of the year after an innocuous challenge at the end of the Everton game. But [...]
It was not that long ago that Arsenal under Arsene Wenger had forged a reputation of being a team full of foreigners, as the old guard of Gunners like Tony Adams, Ray Parlour and Ian Wright were replaced by the likes of Kolo Toure, Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry. But Wenger always said that he [...
This is priceless for Arsenal fans, while at the same time will have the twerps from Tottenham grinding their teeth in frustration. Because the Arsenal captain and vice-captain have revealed that it was their intervention that caused Arsenal to hijack the transfer of Danny Welbeck from Man United on transfer deadline day.
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Why Walcott starts for Arsenal when he's fit again by KJ Slowly but surely, Theo Walcott will finally be fit to start for Arsenal again and this is as exciting as a new signing for me. It looks like the beginning of October is our best bet but either way, it is refreshing to know [...]
It is still not absolutely certain that either Aaron Ramsey or Mesut Ozil will be fit enough to start the big Premier League clash with Man City at the Emirates stadium on Saturday, but the chances are looking a lot bigger than they were yesterday. And if both Arsenal midfielders or either one is not [.
After Roy Hodgson played the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in an unfamiliar defensive midfield, or Pirlo, position for England the other night, there has been quite a bit of speculation over his best position. And Arsene Wenger has tried him in a few different roles for Arsenal as well, on both flanks and in the [.
Should Wenger use Chambers as his defensive midfielder? by SE An Overview Calum Chambers' Footballing career has progressed at such a rate that – in a matter of 12 months from making his Premier League debut for Southampton – the 19-year old Englishman deservedly made his international debut for England last week.
Has Mathieu Debuchy lived up to expectations in Arsenal colours? by SE The Frenchman's 12-million pound move from Newcastle United this summer was an eagerly anticipated one, midst some skepticism whether he would be an able replacement for the long serving Bacary Sagna. After monitoring his performances for Arsenal, it's only fair enough to analyze [.
Wenger and his European Dreams by Sumo "I can't imagine finishing my life(career) without winning the European Cup" -Arséne Wenger, to L'Equipe in 2003. What is the most disappointing portfolio Arsenal has which makes you go mad and want to bite them when fans of other club mentions/taunts you with it- A) Selling best players.
Nacho Monreal has been one of the better Arsenal players so far this season, after the Spanish international was called to fill in for the injured Kieran Gibbs. And the left back believes that the more he plays for the Gunners, the better he performs. Not only that, but he believes that the whole Arsenal [.
The Arsenal midfielder was used in an unusual role by the England manager Roy Hodgson this week, as the new Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck grabbed the headlines by scoring both goals against Switzerland to give the three lions an excellent away victory in their first Euro 2016 qualifying game. Wilshere was used at the base [.
We do not know for sure yet, but there is a good chance that Arsenal may have to do without one of the German World Cup winners Mesut Ozil for the Premier League clash with Man City on Saturday, as he missed both of the recent internationals with an ankle problem. If so, the obvious [...]
Everybody is talking about the new Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck, after the England international bagged a brace away to Switzerland in his first start since the transfer deadline day move from Man United to the Gunners. And while United fans and their former players are unhappy about letting the talented young forward go, most people [.
Just when Arsenal thought they had come through the two week international break with no real injury and fitness concerns, our star midfielder Aaron Ramsey seemed to pick up an injury in the last few minutes of Wales' hard fought win in Andorra. The referee had not been helping Wales by allowing the Andorran players [.
With Arsenal having to do without the first choice centre forward Olivier Giroud due to the Frenchman's ankle injury, Arsene Wenger must have been a little concerned about where the Gunners' goals were going to come from after the international break. Both of his options, Yaya Sanogo and new boy Danny Welbeck have not exactly [.
After Arsenal apparently turned down the chance to sign the real Cesc Fabregas this summer, leaving our former captain free to join Premier League rivals Chelsea, it seems strange to hear that we are now trying to sign a young player being dubbed the new Fabregas, as reported by Metro. But 19-year old Sergi Samper [.
What is the one ‘not-so-impressive' attribute of Wenger, as a manager? by SE An Overview Arsene Wenger wouldn't have endured this much of longevity as Arsenal manager had he not been consistent and, magnificent, in his own way. He has instilled an eccentric brand of football, both at Highbury and the Emirates, and is one [.
Lukas Podolski was one of the many players that Arsenal lost through injury last season and that was a real shame for us, because the German international had started the season well and could well have made a real difference in the race for the Premier League title. Podolski still managed an impressive strike rate [.
Theo Walcott is no slouch, as we know, but he is no longer the fastest player at Arsenal. He is not even the second fastest anymore, after Chuba Akpom joined Hector Bellerin by taking one of Walcott's Arsenal speed records off him during a training session. Theo must be desperate to get back into action [.
Arsenal's England Players on International Duty by KJ England managed to win 2 – 0 against Switzerland today and there was a star performance by a certain Arsenal player. There was in total only two Arsenal players that started for England but it was an interesting game with a lot to say about each individual [.
After a steady but far from brilliant start to the season, Arsenal really need to get going after this international break. But our next two fixtures could not be harder, on paper anyway, with Man City coming to the Emirates on Saturday and the Gunners off to face Borussia Dortmund in Germany just three days [.
Will the lack of a solid defensive midfielder cost Arsenal? by SE An Overview There has been a staunch debate over this, for a very long time. Arsenal, post the Patrick Vieira days, haven't really had the luxury of a physically strong midfielder, sitting in front of the back four and doing a good job [.
If there was a good chance of Arsenal starting with the new signing Danny Welbeck down the middle for the next Premier League game against Man City before, then I reckon the bookies will have stopped taking bets on it now. The newest Gunner on the block got his chance for England tonight in the [...]
With the arrival of Danny Welbeck at Arsenal on transfer deadline day, the chances for Yaya Sanogo to play in his favoured centre forward role were reduced dramatically, but with Olivier Giroud being out of action for the next four months or so, the young French striker should still get some chances.
It seems that all the sniping and criticism that has been aimed at the Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere in recent times has not just been like water off a duck's back. Wilshere has tried to keep it to himself and let the frustration show, but the recent comments from Jamie Redknapp seem to [.
What went wrong for Arsenal during the month of August? by SE Midst high expectations and certain degree of excitement, Arsenal kick started their 2014/15 campaign on a decent note. Despite relative inconsequence, the FA Community Shield win over Man City was, as it turned out, the brightest point of the month.
With Arsenal having three first team players in the Germany squad that won the World Cup in Brazil this summer, Arsene Wenger has had a difficult start to the season as they all came back pretty late and still in party mode after the celebrations. There are benefits to the situation as well, though, and [.
The Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey has seen his country fail miserably every time they try to qualify for a big international tournament, but ahead of their opening Euro 2016 clash with the mighty Andorra, Rambo is desperate to emulate his German colleagues by helping Wales to the Finals this time around.
Normally Arsenal fans are used to getting extra injuries when there is an international break, but just for once it seems the tables have turned in our favour. The Gunners have a daunting opening Champions League game away at Borussia Dortmund in eight days time, but we have been given a boost by the fact [.
Which new signing will make the biggest impact in Arsenal colours? by SE With the transfer window closed, and the business completely shifting onto the pitch, we take a closer look at Arsenal's five new acquisitions this English summer. Also, which new signing can turn it on for Arsenal this season? Arsenal's five new signings [.
The sports pundit Alan Smith may have been an Arsenal striker earlier in his career but he doesn't seem to have any loyalty or belief in Arsene Wenger's team. In fact he doesn't think that the Gunners have any chance at all of stopping the title from ending up at Chelsea or Manchester City this [...]
Should we persist with Debuchy or bring in Chambers? We signed Mathieu Debuchy fairly early in the transfer window and it a pretty underwhelming signing for me. We had a top class defensive right back and now we've gone to someone who's only real experience at the top level was a couple of years ago [.
When Arsenal had to do without the England international speed merchant for most of last season, especially with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also in the treatment room, it meant that the Gunners were missing a huge ingredient in modern football, pace. So the news that the flying forward is due back in action for Arsenal soon after [.
The main reason for some Arsenal fans being somewhat less than thrilled when the club signed Danny Welbeck from Man United on transfer deadline day was his goal tally. The 23-year old has never been prolific at Old Trafford or during his loan spells at Preston and Sunderland, but he believes in himself and thinks [.
Despite Olivier Giroud's broken ankle, it seems that Arsenal are in the process of offering the Frenchman a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018. Wenger has brought in Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck this summer to increase the Gunners attacking options but it seems that Arsene Wenger still considers Giroud to [.
Everyone knows that Arsenal desperately needed another central defender during the transfer window, and according to the Mail, Arsene Wenger tried to make a last minute move for the Celtic star Virgil van Dijk. The 23 year-old has only been with Celtic for one season, but was named Player's Player of the season so he [.
Arsenal are just one of a number of clubs that have been strongly linked with the exciting and highly talented forward Marco Reus. Hardly surprising that so many of Europe's top clubs are keen on the Germany international really, because he is one of those rare players that can change a game on his own.
Three players who have been superb for Arsenal so far In what has been a moderate start to the campaign for the Gunners, it's worth mentioning that they have had spirited performances coming from unexpected corners of their squad. When the season started, Ramsey was expected to continue from where he left off last season; [.
How could Walcott's return to action impact Arsenal's setup? They always say, "Great things take time", which, in Theo Walcott's case could prove to be true. Arsene Wenger had proclaimed on Thursday that the Englishman would return to training, after the international break culminates but, would be rushed into action.
How Ramsey has fared this season, so far? by SE An Overview Aaron Ramsey's rise to prominence in Arsenal colours has been slow, and yet a progressive one. And, it's fair to say that last season the Welshman had everything going for him. As a midfielder, he was driving forward; scoring goals at will and, [.
Arsenal: Two players who have been under-utilized by SE The Gunners have it all to do, if they are to compete for more silverware this season, following the FA Cup win from last May. Wenger's wizards, after pummeling Manchester City in the FA Community shield, haven't had an enviable start to their campaign, which, so [.
Normally for Arsenal fans, an international break means a couple of weeks of worry over which of our players are going to come back with an injury. There have usually been a few for us to contend with, bgut apart from Mesut Ozil and his minor ankle problem, it is so far so good for [...]
Monreal has improved over the summer by KJ Nacho Monreal has received a lot of criticism for his performances last season (including me). He was especially poor against the bigger teams and was specifically targeted because he lacked the protection and pace to offset it. This season however, he has been far better and that [.
Despite a somewhat slow start to the season for Arsenal, we are still not really too far off the top of the Premier League, while Arsene Wenger has also achieved his annual place in the group stages of the Champions League. But you would have to be a fool to think that the way we [...]
New Season Tactics and Lineup by HA Dear Gooners, Good day. The transfer window is shut. Arsenal had a good but not great window. Our playing style suits 4-2-3-1 most but for playing 4 defenders in every match for 55 odd games a season we needed 1 or 2 more defenders. Last year, there were [...]
Is Wenger still the professor or now just the nutty professor ..? by SV Is Wenger still the right man to lead Arsenal into a successful era or is it now time for a new approach from a hungry manager with up to date knowledge and a more determined approach? I feel some of my [...]
From an initial reaction that was less than enthusiastic from Arsenal fans on transfer deadline day, the signing of Danny Welbeck has been taken in an increasingly positive and hopeful way by Gooners and the media alike. Many pundits have spoken about how well they think the club and player are a good match and [.
Arsenal of the Future by ElusiveArsenal.. The nerve wracking, nail biting, drama of a transfer window is finally over, and with it we are blessed with two extra weeks of half part-boredom, half part-anxiety. Boredom over the meaningless international friendlies and the ever present fear of one of our own inevitably getting injured.
A lot of the Arsenal transfer talk during the summer, especially during the World Cup finals in Brazil, was about Joel Campbell and whether the young Costa Rica forward would finally get his chance to play for Arsenal after signing for the club in 2011 but spending the next three seasons at various clubs on [.
It turns out that the reason that Lukas Podolski was the only Arsenal player in the Germany squad that was beaten by Argentina 4-2 in a friendly repeat of the World Cup final, was that Mesut Ozil had picked up an injury in the Gunners' disappointing draw at Leicester City last weekend. The German playmaker [.
After The Window Shuts, Will a System Change Work for Arsenal by NO There we are – The transfer disruptions are now over until January unless of course we can some players who are out of contract and we offer them contracts (very few of this nature are available). The result of this transfer window [.
Yaya Sanogo may have had a slow start to his Arsenal career after being ruled out with a back injury almost as soon as he joined the club last summer. And he may look pretty ungainly at times, almost as if he has had a growth spurt and has not got used to the length [...]
THIS ARSENAL SQUAD IS A VERY GOOD ONE by Uche Hello folks. The transfer madness is over and we can finally focus on the squad we have and get our campaign off to a solid start. I will like to begin by saying that if you are the type that always sees the glass as [...]
One of the big suprises for Arsenal fans at the end of the summer transfer window was the failure of Arsene Wenger to bring in another defender to strengthen the squad after the departure of club captain Thomas Vermaelen. Yes we had Calum Chambers, but Wenger had already admitted that this area of the Arsenal [.
Some reports in Spain claim that Real Madrid have a deal in place with Borussia Dortmund, that gives the club first-hand information on any bids made for German superstar, Marco Reus. This means that should Arsenal bid for the midfield maestro, Real Madrid would be notified of the situation. If a team was to have [.
What will be Arsenal's biggest challenge from now till the end of the season? by SE Arsenal, after enjoying a decent start to their campaign, will want to start producing results once the ongoing international break culminates. The first month of the campaign can be tough and, with many players returning from the World Cup [.
Why Welbeck is an excellent attribute to Arsenals current setup by Big Gun I have just read an article by KJ about Olivier Giroud and the possibility of him leaving because of Danny Welbeck. It was a good read and I agreed with most of it, except that I believe both Giroud and Welbeck can [...]
Tomas Rosicky must have been pretty pleased with himself at the end of last season. Despite having turned 33, the Czech midfielder had earned himself a two year contract extension after a very good season which saw him feature in 39 games for the Gunners in all competitions, the most since he joined the club [.
Wenger has to get the best out of Ozil – but how? by SE The significance of Ozil firing on all cylinders for Arsenal just can't be stated enough. Yes, with the acquisition of Sanchez this season, the German playmaker might not have the pressure of performing in every game he starts for Arsenal; but [.
A comparison of Arsenal FC's transfer business with Chelsea FC's by Anshuman Sahoo In a few years time, we will read Arsene Wenger's autobiography. A large chunk of it I am sure will be dedicated the mob mentality prevalent in football fans. Doing things the different way, the pioneering way is a road scattered with [.
Arsenal's Strategy for Using Pace and Wingers Under the Current 4-2-3-1 System By Supertuur Now that the transfer window is shut and Arsenal has signed a new centre forward in Danny Welbeck it is time to look at what to do with our attack. After looking at the first few games of this season I [...]
Giroud could be gone next summer by KJ After the acquisition of Danny Welbeck from Man Utd, it dawned upon me that Giroud could very well be leaving Arsenal next summer. There are a lot of factors involved but they ultimately spell out a possible departure for the controversial Frenchman. Firstly, Welbeck is on a [.
After this short international break, the season comes back with a bang for Arsenal. Next Saturday sees the Gunners host the Premier League holders Man City at the Emirates and then we fly off to Germany for the first Champions League group game with Borussia Dortmund. Now it may be a bit soon, but I [.
Yesterday at 5pm was the deadline for Arsenal and every other club in the Premier League to subnit their final squad lists, which were allowed to be a maximium size of 25 players, although only 17 of them were allowed to come out of the Home Grown category. The Gunners' final squad list has 16 [...]
For Arsenal fans, especially after a shaky start to the season in the Premier League and Europe, the most important thing to come out of this international break is that Arsene Wenger gets all his Gunners back fully fit from their various international endeavours. Well it is so far so good for Arsenal after the [.
Impediments of Ozil playing as a winger by SE An Overview Arsenal's problem with Ozil is one that is highly inter-dependent. He is a classical playmaker, who hardly ever strives for goals. Instead, he thrives on incision and deftness of passing, which creates a plethora of chances for his team's forwards and box-to-box midfielders.
AN OBJECTIVE REVEW OF OUR 2014 SUMMER TRANSFER WINOW by Uche Hello there friends. How are you doing today? If you are still hung over from Arsenal's ‘disappointment', it is time for you to start cheering up. If I told you that we actually had our best transfer window in like forever, you wouldn't believe [.
Options for Arsenal's Midfield and Defence after the Transfer Window by Supertuur Being an Arsenal fan on transfer day is a pretty stressful event. Fans would like to see the club buy a central defender, a defensive midfielder and a centre forward for the long term injured Giroud. There were initial talks of Falcao joining [.
After an unbeaten but also underwhelming start to the season, Arsenal have made the group stages of the Champions League but are already four points of the league leaders Chelsea. So we really need to hit the ground running after the two week international break. Hopefully then, apart from Olivier Giroud, Arsene Wenger will have [.
The fact that Arsenal were allowed to solve our striker crisis with Danny Welbeck on transfer deadline day has not gone down well with fans of Man United, not at all. And it is not just because Danny was a local boy who had spent all his career with them since 2001, it is because [...]
Why Welbeck? by DG Whilst watching the Deadline day coverage on Sky Sports and hearing that Arsenal's somewhat hilarious interest Danny Welbeck was not indeed a joke, I realised that Wenger had gone and done it again. Another player that has potential that he may never live up to. A promising prospect that could possibly [.
Pay to Win by Big Gun Hello Arsenal fans. The transfer window ended on a bit of a low, but quite honestly it has been our best window in a long time. We made some really good signings in Chambers and Sanchez and contrary to what most people think about Welbeck, I feel he was [...]
Monreal has looked the part this season, so far by SE Monreal is probably the most understated player in the Arsenal lineup. When Kieran Gibbs is fit and firing, the Spaniard hardly ever gets a game and, even when he does get sporadic game time here and there, the rustiness is very much palpable. Add [.
A letter to Arsene Wenger by John Legend Sir, On behalf of Arsenal Fans all around the world, irrespective of their various opinions about you, I would love to make a number of appeals to you. We are sorry to have expected more from you this summer. We really should have known you by now. [...]
One thing is for sure, Arsenal fans, and it is that Danny Welbeck would not have become a Gunner in the early hours of this morning if Alex Ferguson had still been in charge. To be honest, I was half expecting Man United to do what Mourinho and Chelsea did with Demba Ba last summer. [...]
I am happy and relieved that Arsene Wenger accepted that Yaya Sanogo was not enough and that Arsenal needed to sign another centre forward, especially with Olivier Giroud being out of action until around the end of the year. And I'm not going to be down on the Frenchman for signing Danny Welbeck either, it [.
Month of September will be crucial to Arsenal's season by SE After enjoying a slick start to their season, with wins over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield and Crystal Palace in the Premier League opener, Arsenal just had a slight dip in form towards the end of August. That, however, didn't impede them [.
With Arsenal failing or turning down the chance to sign a new centre forward to cover for the injured France international Olivier Giroud, you would have to assume that Arsene Wenger thinks he has got enough options in the Arsenal squad already to cope until Christmas. And with his reluctance to use either Walcott or [.
It seems as though Jack Wilshere has been talked about as the future of the England national team ever since he first broke on to the scene as an Arsenal teenager. But that expectation has turned into criticism in recent years, with most of those critics completely ignoring all the times spent on the sidelines [.
My opinion ? The problem is Wenger. by Tom Friend Too long at Arsenal: I find it alarming that Wenger's ego is tolerated for so many years. Wenger has all character trades of a man who believes he doesn't need any advice and the results are bad... really bad... While teams like Liverpool and Everton [.
How would Arsenal look back at the month of August? by SE With Arsenal's draw against Leicester bringing an end to the month of August, we take a look back at how Wenger's men fared in the first month of their 2014/15 campaign. FA Community Shield On the 10th of August, last season's FA Cup [...]
You would have to think that Yaya Sanogo is a lot better in front of goal when he is training with the Arsenal squad, otherwise he would never get a game with the first team. But it is also clear that the lanky young Frenchman lacks confidence in front of goal during a competitive game. [...]
Who should partner Ramsey in that advanced midfield role – Cazorla, Wilshere or Ozil? by SE In what has been a relatively busy summer at Arsenal, with Wenger bringing in the kind of personnel who he deems is ‘appropriate' to his plans, the system that he would have to play has been of equal speculation [.
Well Arsenal fans, how much did we enjoy that transfer deadline day? About as much as the first visit to meet your girlfriends parents or maybe the last time you went to A and E and had to sit all night to see a stressed out nurse to have splinters of glass picked out of [...]
I can understand why Arsenal fans are less than thrilled about us signing Danny Welbeck. After the hope of getting Falcao and due to the last minute nature of the transfer, it feels like Arsene Wenger is settling for second best, but I have just been looking at Welbeck's stats for last season and you [.
Former England manager Terry Venables has no reason to want Arsenal to do well, having played for and been manager of our fierce north London rivals Tottenham, but even he is desperate for Arsene Wenger to see sense and see that the squad needs some top quality players bringing in to allow us to fight [.
Right about now, Arsenal fans, I would settle for Arsene Wenger signing just about any player he could get his hands on. But that is just the deadline day jitters getting to me and in the cold light of day, I agree that there is no point bringing in a player just for the sake [...]
Arsene Wenger is still holding Arsenal Football Club back and he must go! by Adam Kemp Arsene Wenger has all but proved that he is a complete lunatic when it comes to his ability to build a successful footballing team. I am appalled and disgusted at the conduct of this feeble excuse for a football [.
It shows just how bad the transfer window's deadline day has been for Arsenal fans that I am not getting worried that the late deal to bring in Danny Welbeck from Man United may not go ahead after all. And I was just warming to the idea as well. According to the BBC there are [...]
It all seems so long ago that Arsenal signed Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, beating Liverpool into the bargain. We Arsenal fans were really happy and could hold our heads up and even take the mickey out of our Premier League rivals. Well that did not last very long did it? In fact, that early flush [.
At last it looks like Arsenal fans might have something to get excited about on this final day of the summer transfer window. As long as you consider the signing of the England international striker Danny Welbeck exciting that is. Sky Sports are reporting that the 23-year old is currently having a medical ahead of [.
Arsenal were supposed to be `very active` on transfer deadline day today, but the silence from the Emirates is deafening and us fans are starting to worry that the deadline will come without Arsene Wenger adding a single extra player to the Arsenal squad. In fact, Wenger seems to have knocked off for the day [.
Arsenal are said to have been offered MLS striker Jermain Defoe on a temporary deal until January, as the former Spurs striker seeks a return to the Premier League, according to The Telegraph. Defoe is said to be in advanced talks with previous boss Harry Redknapp´s QPR, but the player has asked his agent to [.
Arsenal have had all summer to sort out a new striker and even if Arsene Wenger really did believe that he had enough options before, the injury to Olivier Giroud that has made signing a centre forward even more important happened over a week ago. But here we are again, somehow, nervously checking the sports [.
What cost Arsenal from picking all three points against Leicester? by SE Wenger's men drew against Leicester last night, as they failed to capitalize on Manchester City slipping up at Etihad, on Saturday. A win for Arsenal would have seen them pip, both Man City and Liverpool, to 3rd place in the embryonic Barclays Premier [.
There is finally some action for Arsenal as the summer transfer window starts collecting glasses and shouting drink up please, it's time. But this transfer action is not really what we want to see, as it sees a player leaving Arsenal rather than one coming in. The report in the Daily Mail reveals that the [.
One of the strongest parts of Arsenal last season was the defence, with the amount of clean sheets in the Premier League allowing Wojciech Szczesny to share the Golden Glove award with Petr Cech from Chelsea. But a lot of that was down to the excellent partnership of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny and the [.
In the press conference the other day before Arsenal travelled to Leicester, there were understandably a lot of questions about the transfer business that the club might do before tonight. And Arsene Wenger talked about it being like a poker game and suggested that there would be a lot going on behind the scenes.
After Arsenal's second disappointing away draw from their first three League games, Arsene Wenger is at pains to tell the fans to trust him, whether he finds the "right player" in thetransfer market today or not. And the Frenchman certainly doesn't want to promise any new arrivals just yet. "As long as the transfer market [.
Deadline day finally arrives. And if the rumours are true then Arsenal are definitely trying to sign another striker to cover for Olivier Giroud while he is out injured. All Arsenal fans are hoping that the top Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao is our main target, but with a price of £55m and Real Madrid and [.
I know that Arsene Wenger has mentioned Joel Campbell many times recently as part of his striking options for Arsenal. Not only that, but the Frenchman said straight out the other day that he was not going to let the young Costa Rica international go anywhere, as reported by the Daily Mail. The Frenchman said, [.
So Arsene Wenger does not think that Arsenal need the striking services of Radamerl Falcao then, it seems. The Frenchman must have seen something in the 17 goal free Premier League appearances of Yaya Sanogo that the rest of us are missing. Because the news all over the media at the moment, including Metro, is [.
If you ask most Arsenal fans whether the club could do with a defensive midfielder, be ready for a verbal hairdryer, because we have needed one for at least the last three years, But once again during the summer transfer window, the Gunners have been linked with every central midfielder out there but once again [.
It seems as though the reports in the last few days about the Serie A club Roma beating Arsenal to the signature of the central midfielder Adrien Rabiot may have been a bit premature. The Gunners had previously been said to be the favourites to seal the deal with PSG for their talented youngster and [.