The Arsenal and Spain international Hector Bellerin turned 20-years old 10 days ago and as well as celebrating that event, the young Gunners has plenty of reasons to be happy about the season so far. The right back has grabbed his chance of impressing in the first team after the shoulder injury picked up by [.
It has been said of Arsenal in recent years that although the squad may have been a bit light in certain areas, with the forward options, defensive strength and the keeper situation all having caused us problems and attracted scorn in the last five years or so, there has never been a shortage of small [.
The rumour mill is getting up to full speed as the end of the Premier League season draws closer and as usual, there are plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours to pick through. We know that most of them will come to nothing of course, or Arsenal would end up with a squad of over 100 [...]
It seems as though the improvement in form and playing opportunities enjoyed by the Arsenal and England international striker Danny Welbeck since he decided to leave his former club Manchester United have not been noticed or not registered much on his former club and current international team mate Chris Smalling.
How many points have Arsenal dropped from winning positions in the Premier League? by SE Arsenal didn't enjoy a slick start to their 2014/15 campaign, as the attack failed to flourish while the defense was conceding goals cheaply and, as a unit, it has taken the North Londoners quite a while to click into gear.
Hi Guys, I haven't written for JustArsenal for a while, but I thought we should discuss about the players we have right now, and what to expect next season in the context of 'who is going to come in and who is going out', So here are our current defensive options: Goalkeepers: Szczęsny, Ospina, Martinez [.
As usual during the boring Interlull, the papers are bringing up lots of dubious Arsenal transfer rumours to keep us amused in the meantime. First up today we have Alexis Sanchez' Chile international team-mate Charles Aranguiz, who (as far as I recall) has not been linked to us before. After appearing at the Emirates against [.
Arsenal's Transfer Targets Who Should Wenger Focus On? by BS Arsenal have enjoyed a strong few weeks in the Premier League and their recent run of form has seen them jump up to third place in the table. They have won nine of their last ten Premier League games, including an impressive 2-0 win [...]
In the grand scheme of things, one of the most important things that happened to Arsenal Football Club this season may well turn out to be the medical staff at the club getting to the bottom of the reason why Aaron Ramsey kept picking up little muscle injuries that recurred and kept him out of [...]
When the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil was on the end of some heavy criticism last season, it was not just coming from our friends in the English media, as the creative midfielder received some bad press from the German papers and from some former Germany players as well. So while Ozil has [.
It was a game of frustration for the two Arsenal stars involved in the international friendly between Brazil and Chile at the Emirates stadium today but for very different reasons. Alexis Sanchez started for Chile and was the best player on the pitch for either team. Right from the first minute the Gunner was chasing [.
Could it really happen to Arsenal? After all we did go nine years without any trophy to celebrate and it will be 11 years this May since the Arsenal team lifted the Premier League trophy. They did do it in a unique way of course, not losing a single game and earning the title of [...]
We do not yet know quite how long Arsene Wenger is going to have to cope without Danny Welbeck in the Arsenal squad. The striker picked up a knee injury in the England win over Lithuania at Wembley and even though Roy Hodgson suggested it was only a minor injury, Welbeck is almost certainly going [..
Now that there is the usual uncertainty that Theo Walcott may leave Arsenal this summer, and an extra space made in the squad thanks to the exile of Lukas Podolski to Italy, the Gunners are now being linked with attacking midfielders as well as the usual defensive mids and centre-backs. A favourite Arsenal target (according [.
It is a well-known fact that Arsenal are no longer a selling club and will only sell if we can get a better replacement to come in, but that doesn't stop the media talking about our players being tagets for other clubs, especially as the Interlull has given them little else to talk about. The [...]
Many Arsenal fans think that Theo Walcott is a 'one-trick wonder' despite his excellent scoring record for the Gunners. Since coming back from a year-long injury Theo has struggled to even get some first team action and faces more competition from within the squad than before, which is also putting his England place at risk.
It's all gone quiet over there! All the Arsenal haters and fierce critics of Mesut Ozil have gone into their shells a bit since the start of this calendar year. As the Gunners put our early season struggles to one side and started to build momentum, the likes of Paul Scholes, Michael Owen and Adrian [.
I must say that I am not all that surprised to hear that Arsenal will not be allowed to sign another player from old rivals Manchester United this summer. There were some Arsenal transfer rumours this week suggesting that their England international defender might be moving on and that Arsene Wenger was keen on finally [.
Arsenal were simply irrepressible during the month of March, winning all of their league fixtures and also progressing to the semifinals of this season's FA Cup after seeing off Manchester United at Old Trafford. Going out of the UEFA Champions League on virtue of away goals would have hurt the Gunners, who put in a [.
Is Francis Coquelin a long term solution to Arsenal's need of a solid No.4? by SE Francis Coquelin has been a revelation for Arsenal this season, coming in at a time when both Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey sustained ankle and hamstring injuries, respectively, during that mid-December period and Arsene Wenger had no choice but [.
The Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom has been given a big chance to kickstart his future Arsenal career this week. Not only did he win (and score) the equalizing penalty for the England U20 side against Mexico, but it has now been revealed that he will be joining the Championship high-flyers Nottingham Forest for the rest [.
Let's talk about Olivier Giroud by AF I remember the first time I heard of Oliver Giroud, I was at the Nigerian Law School and my friend Tokunbo asked that we should watch the clip of some French bloke that there were strong rumors that Arsenal were interested in. We saw the clip together and [...]
Arsenal may not have had our usual complement of players in the England squad due to Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not being fit, but the one Gunner who did start against Lithuania made the most of it. Danny Welbeck capped his good performance with a goal, an assist and was desrvedly named Man of [.
I must admit to being a bit surprised at this latest development in one of the ongoing Arsenal transfer rumours, because the way that Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho seem to feel about each other I would have expected the Chelsea boss to do anything within his power to avoid helping Arsenal in any way [.
If I asked this question a few months ago I expect there would have been a unanimous answer from the Arsenal fans, but the further improvement and current excellent form of our France international striker Olivier Giroud will probably have eased the need for a player like Cavani in many of our minds.
We have all heard about how tough it can be for a player coming to a club like Arsenal, or any of our Premier League rivals for that matter, and having to adapt to the way that football is played in England. The rigours of the Premier League are famous, where any club can beat [...]
There is not a lot of news coming out about the injury picked up by the Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck last night, other than that the 24-year old tweaked his knee in a challenge with the Lithuania keeper late on in the game. It is especially frustrating for Arsene Wenger as Roy Hodgson [.
I have to say that I feel for the on loan Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson. The boyhood Arsenal fan took the decision to join Premier League club West Ham this season in order to get the playing time that he has largely been denied in the past. And it worked out for the defender [...]
There have been hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the new Palermo hitman Paulo Dybala recently and has now been confirmed by the Palermo president that the Gunners are one of the interested clubs. Dybala has scored 12 goals for the Serie A minnows this season, and Maurizio Zamparini has admitted that the [.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans can hardly believe our luck that Louis van Gaal took the decision that Manchester United were full to the brim of quality striking options (snigger) and felt that he no need of Danny Welbeck and would therefore be happy to sell the forward to a direct rival. But as [.
Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have never been very comfortable about our star players heading off on international duty at crucial points during the season and we have good reason. Many has been the time when we have lost a Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere or Abou Diaby to injury when the national coaches have not [.
Mesut Ozil had already won the German Cup with Werder Bremen, La Liga and the Copa Del Rey with Real Madrid and even the World Cup with Germany before coming to Arsenal. He has since added the FA Cup and the Community Shield to his trophy cabinet, but he still believes that he can go [...]
Arsenal may have been a bit short of numbers or quality in certain areas of the pitch in recent years, with the keeper situation, the defence and the attack all getting fair criticism at times, but one area where the Gunners have had more than enough quality is in the midfield. Well to be more [...]
The Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim accused Arsene Wenger of disrespecting him after Arsenal's defeat at the Emirates. He said that Wenger refused to shake his hands after the match which put Monaco 3-1 ahead. Straight after Arsenal had won the return leg 2-0, Jardim refused to shake Wenger's hand and said: "In the first leg, [.
We often hear about how important it is for a professional footballer to be self confident in order to play their best and that is probably more true of the strikers whose job it is to score the crucial goals that the game is all about. So it is good to hear that the Arsenal [...]
First up for Arsenal after the international break is the Premier League clash at home to Liverpool. While this game is important in the course of our season, with a win vital if we are to keep up the momentum and stand any chance of challenging Chelsea for the title, it also gives the Gunners [...]
Are Arsenal starting to get a bit predictable in their approach? by SE Arsenal in the past have been accused of being a bit naïve in the way they approach the massive Premier League games, as Arsene Wenger seems to build his gameplan around attacking his opponents and place relatively less emphasis on good defending.
Wojciech Szczesny has seemingly been permanently relegated to the subs bench at Arsenal and there is every possibility that he may decide to move on this summer to safeguard his place in the Poland national side. As for our current Number One, the jury still appears to be out on David Ospina abilities as a [.
There is more evidence today that Arsenal may have finally got to the root of the problem that has seen Arsene Wenger have to cope with a crippling injury list for most of the current season and the whole of our last campaign. It has been a problem which many believe has cost the Gunners [...]
From some of the reports that have been seen from the English football media in the last couple of days, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil had phoned Arsene Wenger last week putting on a croaky voice and claimed to be dying, only to sneak off [.
Arsenal still have almost a quarter of the current season still to play and we still have a chance, if an unlikely one, of producing a late charge and challenge to Chelsea for the Premier League title. But more realistic Gooners are just hoping that we can improve on our league position from last season [.
There is nothing that Arsene Wenger can do about the Arsenal players that have been called up by their respective coaches for international duty, other than cross his fingers and hope that they all come back to north London in one piece next week. I must say that I find it slightly suspicious that Chelsea´s [.
It could have been so much better for Arsenal at the weekend, but there are still plenty of Premier League points to play for and there are still good reasons for the Gunners to believe that the title race is not quite done and dusted yet this season. Chelsea were lucky, after scoring two early [...]
I am sure that there was a large portion of Arsenal fans who did not really know who Olivier Giroud was when Arsene Wenger signed him almost three years ago. And even though Wenger stated that the French striker was not meant as a direct replacement for Robin van Persie, that was the criteria by [...
What can Arsenal learn from this weekend's games? by KM International break time people. I personally don't like those breaks. Arsenal are known to get a lot of injuries in them, people travel a lot to distant countries. The players play in awkward days and then you never know how you are gonna shape up [.
The brilliant Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky is now in his 8th season at Arsenal, and has always performed brilliantly when called upon to play for the first team, but due to various injuries and Arsene Wenger's choices our Little Mozart has only averaged 20 starts a season in all competitions, and another 10 per year [.
If all goes well for Arsenal in the next couple of weeks, Arsene Wenger will have an almost fully fit and refreshed squad of Arsenal players to choose from, with just Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy and Abou Diaby still unavailable. And that could make it even less likely for Theo Walcott to get the chances [.
Alexis Sanchez is enjoying a dream first season as an Arsenal player, exhibiting his entire repertoire of scoring goals, making goals and working indefatigably for the welfare of his team. Of late, however, the Chilean has had an obtrusive dip in form that has seen him score just 1 goal and register 1 assist in [.
I do not really know how much truth there is in the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City are going to attempt a transfer swoop for our England international star Jack Wilshere this summer. But it would make sense in a way for City, who badly need to freshen [.
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans were hoping for a draw in the local derby between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield yesterday. With both clubs appearing to Arsenal´s biggest rivals for a top four finish, a draw would have meant that we had a decent gap of three points above United. But [.
As well as there being various Arsenal transfer rumours claiming that Arsene Wenger and his scouting team have been tracking Paulo Dybala and discussing a possible transfer to Arsenal with his current club, there have also been reports in the football media linking him with a number of clubs like Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and [.
Theo Asking Arsenal For £100k a week, But Does He Deserve It? by AT After struggling to persuade Theo Walcott to sign a new contract last time around, it is really good to see that Arsenal have started contract negotiations with the player early this time. However, The Telegraph are reporting that the Englishman is [.
What a difference there is between the Arsenal from the beginning of the season compared to the current team. We only won one of our first six League games but now we have won six on the bounce going into the international break and are set to face Liverpool at home afterwards. A win against [...]
Following a string of impressive victories in the Premier League, Arsenal will surely be most peoples' favourites to finish in the top four among all the teams vying for Champions League football. Having won six domestic games on the bounce, the Gunners go into the last eight games with all the momentum in the world.
Arsene Wenger sent Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski out on loan in January because he said that Arsenal had too many strikers at the club and they wouldn't get any playing time at the Emirates,despite Olivier Giroud just having returned from injury and with Danny Welbeck spending a lot of time on the [.
Three Arsenal players who impressed in their side's win over Newcastle United Arsenal extended their winning streak to 6 matches in all competitions, as an Olivier Giroud brace helped them to a 2-1 win against Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Saturday. John Carver's men, after trailing their visitors by 0-2 at the break, [.
I think that the Arsene Wenger will be pretty pleased that Arsenal do not play again until the game against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium in two weeks. That will be the first of (hopefully) 10 games that will decide whether the season was a great success, satisfactory or a complete disaster so the manager [.
The Arsenal dressing room does seem to be a happy place to be right now. Even the disappointment of an early Champions League exit did not dampen the mood or affect our desire and determination too much this week. The damage was done in the first leg against Monaco, of course, but the way the [...]
One way of looking at the way things have been going for Arsenal this season with referees is that our luck is evening itself out, as the old adage says will happen. Except that it is supposed to work over the course of the season and Arsenal have had, in my opinion, the wrong end [...]
When Francis Coquelin was recalled from his loan spell at Charlton Athletic in December as result of the injury crisis in midfield, most Arsenal fans would not have been very pleased, especially considering that Wenger could have dipped into the January market to sign a new defensive midfielder. But three months on, the young Frenchman [.
Perhaps it was a part of the reason why Gabriel Armando De Abreu, known to Arsenal fans and the English football world as Gabriel Paulista because he comes from São Paulo, signed for Arsenal in the January transfer window was to increase his chances of making it into the Brazil national team one day.
As Arsenal look set to finish the season on a high note, there are already rumours beginning to emerge about Arsene Wenger's summer transfer targets and about the future of a few Arsenal stars. There has been plenty of speculation recently about the situation of Mikel Arteta, with David Moyes said to be keen to [.
Although Arsenal ran out of steam and just held on for the away win at Newcastle, there was a lot of fight from the Gunners. Ospina, the two central defenders, Coquelin, Ramsey and Welbeck were all contenders but my Man of the Match was Olivier Giroud for taking his two chances on top of his [...]
Arsenal had to fight hard to get all three points at Newcastle yesterday, and with many of our close rivals also winning, Arsene Wenger is sure that it is going to be a hard slog to hang on to a place in the Top Four, although he believes Chelsea are too far in front at [...]
Olivier Giroud is in amazing form since returning from injury, and he did the business again yesterday with both goals in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Newcastle. Amazingly his record against the Magpies now stands at 8 goals in 6 meetings so Newcastle should have tried to mark him better! Obviously Giroud knew about the record [.
There is an Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds which, if true, could spell the end of the road of the Arsenal career of Theo Walcott. The England international forward is the club's longest serving first team player but it is looking ever more likely that he might be packing his bags at the end [.
Arsenal's edgy away win in the Premier League today was the epitome of that old saying that football is a game of two halves. Having gone in at halftime leading by two goals, with a very impressive Gunners team looking like they would only add to the tally, we were left hanging on with our [...]
For the first 20 minutes or so of this Premier League game it looked as though Arsenal might do another Monaco in the first leg, as we were a bit off the pace and were being generally out fought and outplayed by a Newcastle team that everyone expected us to beat with ease. Gabriel, Koscielny [...]
One game to go for Arsenal before the international break and today´s away game with Newcastle United gives Arsene Wenger and the Gunners the perfect opportunity to continue our great form this year, with just two defeats and 13 wins from 15 games in all competitions since the start of 2015. If we could have [.
I suppose I should say that there are five things that Arsenal need to compete in the Champions League, because first of all we have to qualify for next season and even though we are looking good to do so for the 18th season in a row, there could still be some twists and turns [...]
Even though Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team will head north to face Newcastle United with great confidence and fully expecting to come back to London with all three points, we must still take the game seriously and should not underestimate the Magpies. So I think the Gunners have to start with Aaron Ramsey not [.
It was always going to be a disappointment for Arsenal to exit the Champions League at the first knockout stage once again and the fact that our opponents Monaco were a team that most people expected us to beat made that all the harder to take this time. But with the Gunners on a great [...]
The Curious Case of Arsene Wenger by CU Hi Guys, this is the first time I'm writing an article for justarsenal.com and I have to apologize for this very long article...sorry I meant book. I have to give credit to Konstantin for his article about the club and Wenger and the board lacking ambition because [.
Arsenal are in fantastic form in the Premier League and FA cup and even though we had to suffer yet another disappointing early exit from the Champions League, the players did go some way to redeeming themselves by playing well and winning 2-0 away in Monaco, so Arsene Wenger will be hoping that we can [.
There is no doubt that Alexis Sanchez has not been at the top of his game lately, and this fact is underlined by the stat that he has only hit the back of the net once in his last eleven starts for Arsenal. He is still running around like the Duracell bunny but is hat [...]
There are a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours this week suggesting that our England international forward Theo Walcott, who was called up again by Roy Hodgson this week, is demanding a pay rise in talks with the club over an extension to his current contract which will enter its final year this summer.
A quick look at the Premier League table will show you that Arsenal, despite being in a good position to finish in the Champions League places as usual, are far from secure. It is turning out to be the most hotly contested top four fight ever, with Man City, Liverpool, Man United, Southampton and the [.
Can Arsenal continue their purple patch against Newcastle United this Saturday? by SE Arsenal travel to St. James' Park to take on Newcastle United in the Barclays Premier League this Saturday, having lost to AS Monaco on the away goal rule and subsequently relinquished a great chance to progress to the last eight of this [.
I have been wondering for a while about why Theo Walcott was not playing much for Arsenal. After getting about 10 minutes as a sub against Burnley in November, the England star's long injury lay-off was finally over, but now it is nearly April and Walcott has made just five starts, two of them in [..
Three Arsenal players who impressed during the first half of March by SE Arsenal won all of their games during the first half of this month, a period during which they closed the gap between themselves and second-placed Manchester City to just one point on the Barclays Premier League table, while progressing to the semi-finals [.
I can understand Arsene Wenger letting a number of Arsenal forwards go out on loan this season. After all, we have a massive squad and as has been proved by Francis Coquelin just this year, it is important for young players to play in order to progress and make it as professional footballers. So with [.
I know (in fact all Arsenal fans do) that it is a very dangerous thing to count your chickens before they are hatched, but this time around the Newcastle manager himself has admitted that he expects an extremely difficult game when the Gunners come to St. James Park this weekend, due to the lack of [.
After all the Arsenal transfer rumours connecting the club with the Southampton and France international star Morgan Schneiderlin over the last year or so, I think we are all expecting Arsene Wenger to make a serious, and hopefully successful, attempt to sign him this summer. And although the Saints have been able to hold on [.
How Mesut Ozil has fared since returning from his ligament injury? by SE Mesut Ozil returned to action during Arsenal's 3-0 home win over Stoke City in the early part of January, after recovering from the knee ligament injury he suffered at Stamford Bridge last October. Since returning to action, the German playmaker has looked [.
It is becoming a yearly cliche that "Arsenal are three players away from winning the title" and that could probably easily be said again this summer, although if we hadn't had any injuries this season we may have been a LOT closer to the top. We are still a long way away from the transfer [...]
With nine Premier League games, and hopefully two more wins in the FA cup, left for Arsenal to play this season, thoughts of the fans are bound to turn to the summer transfer window and our hopes of challenging for the title next season. Another early Champions League exit has also got people questioning what [.
A LEAGUE OF CHAMPIONS: THE PATH TO WINNING THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE by Uche Hi again folks. As the dust of Arsenal's Champions league exit continues to settle and with our weekend game against Newcastle fast approaching, a lot of fingers are still being pointed in blame for our cup exit, and Wenger continues to take [.
A few wins in a row and Arsenal fans seem to forget years of hurt by KM The AKBs are back with a bang! The mood at the Arsenal camp is swinging faster than a pendulum on a clock. Winning against the like of West Ham and QPR seems to be enough for some to [...]
There will definitely be a few disappointed Arsenal players after our unlucky exit from the Champions League, and the fatigue of playing two games in four days may have taken it's toll as well, but we now have to pick ourselves up and prepare for the visit to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. There are calls [.
Not content with knocking Arsenal out of the Champions League on away goals, the Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim rubbed salt into the wounds by accusing Arsene Wenger and the Gunners of showing a lack of respect to his team. As reported by Sky Sports, the Portuguese coach was referring to the game at the Emirates [.
There is already some good news for Arsenal fans on our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez as the latest international break approaches. Instead of the striker's usual long haul trip to South America and back, Alexis only has a short trip across Europe to worry about. Chile will play a friendly against Iran in Austria [.
Despite is still being mathematically possible for Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season, in reality we are living a lot more in hope than expectation. Even if Chelsea were to lose the three games that would give us a chance, the Gunners would still have to take maximum points from the last [.
Wenger comments about Arsenal playing in the Europa League is the last straw by KM Arsene Wenger... A man who said the league could be won without a match being lost. A man who actually did it. Can you believe how times change? There I am checking the usual sport news on the Daily Mirror [...]
The German playmaker Mesut Ozil has definitely come back to his best form after bulking himself up during his enforced absence through injury, and has made it clear that he is not considering leaving Arsenal in the near future. "A return to Germany is not an option for me right now." he said in the [.
To lose one club captain could be said to be careless, but the way that Arsenal have been getting through them in recent seasons could be seen as criminal carelessness. Cesc Fabregas had the armband for three seasons before forcing his way out of the club to join his boyhood team Barcelona and since then [.
How many points have Arsenal recovered from losing positions in the Premier League? by SE Arsene Wenger's men have recovered well since experiencing an underwhelming start to their Barclays Premier League campaign that saw them accrue just 23 points from their first 15 league fixtures. It has not been a dominant season from Arsenal, who [.
It might take a few days for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players to be able to look back on last night's win in Monaco with anything approaching positivity, because no matter what the result or how well we played, the harsh truth is that Arsenal are out of the Champions League at exactly the [...]
AN ARSENAL TEAM TO BE PROUD OF by Uche15 There are many ways to look at Arsenal's failure to qualify for the next round of the Champions League. While the media are busy throwing tantrums and doing their best to spin it in the most negative way, I prefer an objective and measured analysis. Mind [...]
As was talked about the TV pundits, this Champions League exit for Arsenal came at the same stage of the competition than the last four seasons. But they were also right in saying that this one was the most painful for fans and players alike because we were all so confident of getting past Monaco. [.
It still looks like Arsenal will need a minor miracle to be able to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title, but we are certainly closer to doing it than we were a few weeks ago. Arsene Wenger is playing it down and saying that the Gunners are too far behind the league leaders, but [...]
There were a few decent candidates among the Arsenal team for Man of the Match, with Ramsey, Welbeck, Alexis and Ozil giving Monaco a real fright and Coquelin and the defenders doing well to give our attackers the platform, but the little Spaniard stood out for me. The others made mistakes and were caught on [.
Arsene Wenger was never going to be happy to see his Arsenal side go out of the Champions League at the hands of his former club Monaco. If they had been the better team over the two legs, however, I sense that he would have found it easier to take. As it is, the Frenchman [...]
Suicidal third goal in first game kills us off, but there's all to play for in England by KM Well, we've seen this movie before. Arsenal chasing the impossible on the return leg after suicidal first leg defeat. There will be lots of reviews of the game so I'll just go through what I thought [...]
It was a tough start for Arsenal as Monaco began well and for the first 10 minutes or so, it was the home side that looked more likely to score. But we had not thrown all caution to the wind and defended well befoe gradually getting a grip on the game. Cazorla was linking up [...]
Arsene Wenger has made a few changes to the Arsenal starting line-up that blew West Ham away at the weekend but none of them is much of a surprise. What is a surprise is our under fire German centre back Per Mertesacker keeping his place despite the Brazilian Gabriel having come back early from injury [.
Wenger Must Play Sanchez in Front of Goal by Majekadega This is not to make light of Ozil's assists and contribution for Arsenal. However, I want to draw the attention of the fans to the fact that since Ozil's return from injury which has forced Sanchez back to the wing, the Chilean´s goal scoring has [.
Boom, boom, boom, all guns blazing! by K.M. Champions league football tonight folks! How've you been? Do you feel excited about tonight? Arsenal are already almost out of the tournament with both feet and yet you can't seem to brush of the positivity that is coming for tonight's game. We slept through the first game [.
UEFA Champions League: Can Arsenal pull off what looks like an improbable proposition against AS Monaco? by SE Arsenal have an uphill task on their hands to qualify for the quarterfinals of this season's UEFA Champions League, as they need to score at least 3 goals to have any smidgen chance of overcoming an AS [.
It is nice to hear that Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players have travelled to France in confident mood, because we will need all the help that we can get if we are to become the first club in the Champions League to overturn a two goal deficit away from home. And while it will [...]
With his all action performance at Old Trafford in the FA cup, the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Özil even made the former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes eat his words. The pundit's recent criticism of our club record signing was, for me, based more on his price tag and the performances of the playmaker [.
With Monaco being famous for the casinos, I suppose there is no better place for Arsenal to roll the dice and have a gamble. And that is just what I expect Arsene Wenger to do tomorrow night as the boss tries to get us into the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing to [...]
The intriguing battle for the Champions League places has suddenly come back to life, after Liverpool won yet again last night to move to within three points of Arsenal, and just two points behind Manchester United. Arsene Wenger has all but conceded the title to Chelsea, but there are now four teams in conflict for [.
From the looks of the Arsenal players in their training session at London Colney yesterday, you would have thought it was the Gunners that were 3-1 up in the Champions League double header with Monaco, but unfortunately it is the other way around. Maybe having the pressure off, with not many people in the football [.
So the big day has finally arrived and Arsenal are preparing to demonstrate the full power of positive thinking and overturn the 3-1 deficit from the first leg. In the preview on the official UEFA website, Arsene Wenger repeats the positive mantra and says that he is "confident" that the Gunners can make history tonight.
As much as Arsenal fans were hoping to get some revenge on Bradford in the FA Cup semi-final, we can't really complain about having to face Championship strugglers Reading at Wembley instead. The Royals are currently 17th in England's second tier but are only 10 points clear of the relegation zone. The Reading boss Steve [.
Apart from the first Champions League leg at the Emirates stadium, the Arsenal and France international star Olivier Giroud has been in blistering form, with his all round contribution to the cause as well as his finishing power in front of goal. But the striker still feels that he let the Arsenal fans and his [.
I have a sneaking feeling that Jose Mourinho is not really all that worried about Arsenal catching his Chelsea team and challenging for the Premier League title this season. But as ESPN have reported, the Portuguese manager did say yesterday that the Gunners were still in the title race. Mourinho said, "Of course Arsenal are [.
Just about every single Arsenal player and his dog are giving out positive vibes ahead of tomorrows return leg in Monaco, and I'm sure it is all part of Wenger's strategy to increase morale and confidence AND it will certainly be worrying Monaco to hear that their opponents are in such a buoyant mood.
Arsene Wenger took a calculated risk against Man United last week when he chose Danny Welbeck up front instead of Olivier Giroud, but he was proved correct when Danny scored the winning goal for Arsenal. Wenger admitted that he had reservations about playing Danny against his old club. "It's never simple to deal with that [.
This weekend has been a very good weekend for The Arsenal. We quite comfortably won the game against West Ham and Arsene Wenger was even able to rest a few players. But this is no time to rest on our laurels and it is important for the Gunners to try to look up and finish [...]
There has been much debate on JustArsenal as to whether the Gunners are still in need of a new top-class striker to rival Olivier Giroud next season. For the ones who think we do need one, the two most popular targets would appear to be Paulo Dybala and Alexandre Lacazette, who are both 23 years [...
With Arsenal needing to win by three clear goals tomorrow night in Monaco, there is little doubt that our tactics will be to Attack! Attack! Attack! straight from the whistle. We know, Arsene Wenger knows it, and the Monaco players know it as well. According to the Monaco (and ex-Spud) striker, Dimitar Berbatov, the 'dangerous' [.
This is one of the tensest build-ups to a Champions League game that I can remember, but there definitely seems to be a growing belief in the Arsenal camp that they can still win through to the next round. Arsene Wenger, who has been leading the rallying calls, has been describing how Arsenal can produce [.
Arsene Wenger has never made any secret of the fact that he views Arsenal's priorities a little different to the average Gooner. It led to the famous statement that the football media jumped on to label a Top Four spot the 'Wenger trophy'. Of course the Frenchman would rather win the Premier League but after [.
Arsenal 3 – 0 West Ham Player Ratings by KJ (Sorry they are late!) Ospina – 6 A solid goalkeeping performance. Didn't really have many saves to make but showed good distribution. Chambers – 6 Struggled defensively against Jarvis. Seemed to completely lose his marker a few times giving West Ham free crosses.
Arsene Wenger has been pushing the fact that Arsenal have renewed confidence and simply must BELIEVE that they can win by three goals in Monaco. Wenger said it straight after the West Ham win, Francis Coquelin said it this morning, and now Mesut Ozil is also following the party line. "It's very important to score [.
Form is against Arsenal but we BELIEVE! by SB Amidst the Gunners new-founded hope to overtake the league leaders Chelsea or a respectable first 2nd place finish in 10 years, Arsenal visit Stade Louis II with a difficult task and an uphill battle. Before the game on Tuesday comes to life, let's put things in [.
There is no doubt that every single Arsenal player was awful in the home Champions League tie against Monaco, but it is equally obvious that the team has bounced back in tremendous fashion by beating Everton, Man United, QPR and West Ham. So much so that Francis Coquelin believes that the Gunners can still go [.
Arsenal are set up for miracle in Monaco by Sam P First off, I keep hearing people say that Arsenal need to score three without reply against Monaco on Tuesday to save our Champions League season, which is wrong. 3-1 in 90 minutes would take us to extra time and then you would have to [...]
Jack Wilshere is out injured at the moment but is expected to return to the Arsenal squad in a couple of weeks. The terrier has been playing as a defensive midfielder for England although Arsene Wenger considers him to be more of an attacking force in the Premiership. The Gunners already have a plethora of [.
Arsenal should go with 4-4-2 against Monaco by MES The midweek away game at Monaco is a very difficult one for Arsenal. Initially I had lost all hope for that game until I saw PSG and Shalke with their resilience in this weeks Champions League matches. The main problem with this game is we need [...]
Arsenal player ratings for West Ham by Bob I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will say that Olivier Giroud should have got the nod and it was very close for me, but once Ramsey added a goal to his brilliant performance, and considering it was his first start after an injury, I gave [...]
Have Arsenal got enough striking options? by M McC Hey Gooners! After Arsenal's good win over our London neighbours West Ham, I found myself asking the question; do the Gunners have enough strikers or do we still need to invest heavily on a big name? I personally think that with Welbeck, Giroud, and the up [.
I once wrote an article about Gareth Bale being fed up with the Spuds and wanting to join Arsenal, but it was April Fools day. Strangely enough though, since then the Welsh wizard has admitted on Spanish radio that he used to be an Arsenal fan, as a report in The Mirror revealed. And now [...]
If only Gooners. The form, fight and confidence that Arsenal have been showing in the last two months cannot help you think about what might have been, if we had started the season better or had a few less injury problems to cope with. As it is, after Man City lost away to Burnley and [...]
Arsenal seem to have been in invincible form since the disappointment of the defeat to Monaco, and they produced yet another sublime performance today against West Ham. Arsene Wenger was obviously very pleased with the result to keep our momentum going ahead of Tuesday's showdown in Monaco. Le Boss said after the game: "It's a [.
Even with Arsenal playing at home and in good form and confidence, this game always had the potential to be a banana skin for the Gunners, especially with Arsene Wenger having to rotate in the middle of a heavy run of fixtures. Arsenal started well. We nearly got Theo Walcot in on goal for the [...]
Both Arsenal and West Ham have more than their fair share of injury problems going into this Premier League clash, but the Gunners are at home and with our bigger and more talented squad, you would expect it to hurt the visitors more than it does the Gunners, as long as the Arsenal players do [...]
It is not good for the Premier League but I must admit to feeling a bit of pleasure when Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of French champions PSG this week. I wonder what the Arsenal boss felt after all the bad blood between him and Jose Mourinho. Unfortunately it looks [...]
I was firmly behind Arsene Wenger last week as he stood up for the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. Our number 11 had been the subject of criticism, once again, from the former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes. Scholes had a right pop and suggested that Ozil was just coasting and had [.
Do not be too confident Arsenal fans by DN On the face of it, Arsenal have been given a huge boost in our fight for a top four finish in the Premier League, but the players must not let their focus drop or we could be coming back down to earth with a bump today. [...]
Arsenal fans have been surprised and delighted by the performances of our French midfielder Francis Coquelin this season. Having been recalled from his most recent loan spell because of an injury crisis in central midfiel, the 23-year old has never looked back and every good performance he puts in makes us believe more and more [.
The Arsenal striker Theo Walcott was out injured for a full year but now he is fit and ready Arsene Wenger seems happy for him to sit on the bench a bit longer until he is forced to make changes to his starting line-up. Due to his continued absense, Wenger was asked by journalists if [...]
Arsene Wenger has been praising the Arsenal full-backs for their performances this season, and is very happy that he has two top-class left-backs fighting for their place in the team. Nacho Monreal comes in for a special mention after his recent excellent performances, especially in the FA Cup win at Old Trafford.
His current club are seemingly doing nothing to dissuade media talk about their player and the various Arsenal transfer rumours seem to be quite sure that Arsenal are one of the club's at the forefront of the chase for the 21-year old Argentinean striker Paulo Dybala. But we are certainly not the only interested party [.
There was some bad news for Arsenal on the injury front today, with both Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not due to be available until after the international break at the earliest, so they won't be able to help us in the Premier League against West Ham or Newcastle and will play no part in [.
I may be wrong of course, but I have a feeling that the Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere might already be back in training with his club team mates by now and could have featured in one of the Gunners' next three games, if there was not an international break just around the corner. [...]
Gabriel could help Arsenal overturn Monaco by Sam P I know that I am right at the highly optimistic end of the scale of Arsenal fans and I know that the team´s hopes of making it to a first Champions League quarter-final in four years are hanging by a thread by the shocking performance against [...]
The Arsenal transfer rumours have not really got going properly yet, with at least two months to go before the current season ends and most of the players jet off to sunny climes to relax. But they have not stopped completely since the January window closed either, suggesting that the transfer business behind the scenes [.
We will have to wait and see whether Arsenal are willing to pay the big money for transfers we need to, in order to challenge the big spending clubs now that the Emirates stadium is paid off and Arsene Wenger supposedly has the funds available to get the best players. We might soon find [...]
We all know that Arsenal have one of the biggest fanbases all over the world, and every match-day there are at least 53,000 in attendance at the Emirates. There are 45,000 season ticket holders who have entry to every home game and it would only be reasonable of them all to expect to be first [...]
All Arsenal fans were surprised when Arsene Wenger sent Carl Jenkinson out on loan to West Ham, despite the Gunners clearly being short of competition in the defence, but we were all even more surprised when the young Spaniard Hector Bellerin stepped up to the plate and excelled in his place. The Arsenal captain Mikel [.
Arsenal are going into this crucial league game against West Ham which could have a great bearing on our season, but they will also have to have one eye on the Champions League game just three days later. The question is; Will Wenger take a chance on resting any of our stars with that game [...]
Knowing our luck and the way the season has been going so far for Arsenal, this weekend will probably go in the exact opposite way to the one we want. But looking at the fixtures as well as the struggles that some of our big rivals are having, there is a better chance that this [...]
We don´t know for sure, of course, but the general consensus in the football media seems to be that the principal reason for Arsenal not going all out to complete the signing of Sami Khedira in the January transfer window was his wage demands. There were other factors reported in various Arsenal transfer rumours, such [.
And you thought that Arsenal had bad luck with injuries! Well we do, but you have to feel a bit sorry for our Premier League opponents on Saturday, because West Ham, who were already missing two of their front line in Carlton Cole and Andy Carroll, have now a lost a third striker to one [...]
It is safe to say that the Arsenal fans have been left a bit disappointed by the contribution made by Aaron Ramsey, the young Welsh midfielder that was our stand out Player of the Year last season. But I think we are a bit harsh on the lad and I think he puts too much [...]
First of all, I have to make it clear that Arsenal, as usual, are facing more injury problems than our next opponents. I cannot remember a game this season where that has not been the case but it has become so regular for the Gunners that we have just go used to it. Anyway, while [...]
It is part of the territory for a big club like Arsenal these days to have a number of young and fringe players out on loan. Arsene Wenger can only play so many and for others it is important for them to get some competitive football under their belt. Just like with Joel Campbell in [...]
When I say three games I am assuming first of all that Arsene Wenger starts with Wojciech Szczesny in his Arsenal team to play Monaco away next Tuesday and in the FA cup semi-final and final, if we get there. And that will probably be it for the Poland international, unless David Ospina suffers an [.
Who Deserves A New Contract at Arsenal? by the Cosmic Kid After Monday's cup tie I just began thinking to myself that it's March and we have only 10 Premier League games left. That's crazy isn't it? It only feels as though we are half way through the season. We now have a Cup semi-Final [...]
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THEO WALCOTT by Uche Hello folks. I think that it is obvious to everybody now that something is up regarding Theo Walcott. Two seasons ago, he was our highest goal scorer with 21 goals in all competitions. Today, he cannot even get five minutes on the pitch in an FA cup [...]
Arsenal's pre-season games used to be very low key trips around Europe to prepare for the Emirates Cup each year, but since Silent Stan took over the club they have been more about increasing our fan base around the world. This summer the Gunners will be going to Singapore for the first time in 24 [.
There have been a lot of happy Arsenal fans this week, finally able to celebrate the Gunners coming away from Old Trafford with a win after nine years. And it has also been the main topic of debate in the football media, with some blaming Louis van Gaal or individual Man United players like Antonio [.
Arsene Wenger was giving a little update on the Arsenal injury situation today when he also admitted that the Gunners are currently suffering from a bit of fatigue and have been recently. Without naming names, the Frenchman hinted that his team selection for the weekend Premier League clash with West Ham could be affected by [.
Arsenal, along with just about every other big club around Europe, have been linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Mats Hummels. But despite many Arsenal transfer rumours and the fact that his current club have had a nightmare season in the German Bundesliga while the player's contract was running [.
Arsenal have got the impetus now and are looking in a pretty strong position to get that Wenger trophy once more, although if the Gunners can win two more games at Wembley we might have to think about calling the FA cup the Wenger trophy. The confidence that our Premier League record in 2015, combined [.
While Arsenal fans will be celebrating a rare Old Trafford win all week and sticking it to any Man United fans that we can get hold of, Arsene Wenger will be focusing straight away on the next game. In fact the Frenchman will probably be planning for the next three games, which come for Arsenal [...]
Arsenal finally win at Old Trafford with dat guy Welbz scoring! by KM Well we saw an Arsenal victory at Old Trafford! Something which took 9 years to happen. Would you imagine it would take this long after the way Arsene was introduced into the Premier League and the contest he gave to Fergie in [...
Arsenal philosophy as much as tactics won it! by Sam P Arsene Wenger and many Arsenal fans will have felt that the Gunners should have been ahead at the break against Manchester United on Monday night. We had been fairly adventurous and had looked the more dangerous of the two sides, despite United actually shading [.
It is coming up to that time when Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans hold our collective breaths, cross our fingers and hope that none of the Gunners come back from the international break with an injury. But in one way this upcoming two week break in club football has come at a good time [...]
The talented young Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has already been the subject of quite a few Arsenal transfer rumours, and that trend looks likely to continue until somebody signs the 21-year old in the summer transfer window. That does seem likely to happen as he is apparently being tracked by a number of big clubs [.
I am not saying that Arsene Wenger should play a load of Arsenal's academy kids when the Gunners travel to Monaco for the return leg of the Champions League knockout phase next week. I am just saying that Arsenal must put most of the focus on the Premier League games now. As we have already [...]
It has been really annoying and a sore point for Arsenal fans that we had failed to make the most of the problems at Manchester United since their long serving manager Alex Ferguson stepped down almost two years ago. We have been on the wrong end of many results against Fergie's United, including goals by [.
Once again last night in the FA cup quarter-final at Old Trafford, Mesut Ozil put in a real shift for Arsenal. It may have gone a little bit unnoticed in the fast and furious game, especially as a lot of the German's work is done running off the ball, creating space and linking the play, [...]
Arsenal are hoping to take advantage of a fall out behind the scenes at Spain's current La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, by making a summer transfer swoop for their star striker Mario Mandzukic. According to a Daily Star report, the Croatian international and his manager Diego Simeone have had a disagreement which unless it is [.
Even if Arsenal made the funds available to him, I still have my doubts about whether Arsene Wenger would ever be willing to pay really top dollar for any player. But I don´t think we will ever get the chance to find out because, despite Arsenal Football Club being in a very healthy financial state, [.
Arsene Wenger often gets criticized for his team selection, but his surprise move of dropping Olivier Giroud from the Arsenal starting XI last night seems to have been a stroke of tactical brilliance. Danny Welbeck was given the nod over G-Rude and after the match Wenger explained the reasoning behind his decision.
Manchester United 1 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He was pretty shaky for the entire game with a lot of iffy moments including some poor kicks from the back that put us under a lot of pressure. Bellerin – 5.5 He was poor for the entire game with him picking [...]
Arsenal are definitely now on course for a repeat of last years FA Cup win after the Gunners broke their nine-year jinx at Old Trafford last night, with Danny Welbeck scoring a fairy-tale winner against his old club. While we were all still celebrating that historic win, Arsenal fans were given another boost when the [.
A dream return to his former club for Danny Welbeck who scored an excellent second goal for Arsenal to give us a 2-1 win, breaking the Old Trafford hoodoo and putting us into an FA cup semi-final. Both Arsenal and Manchester United started with real intent at Old Trafford. Alexis Sanchez was getting some joy [.
Okay Arsenal fans this it, the latest chance for the Gunners to take advantage of the struggles of our old enemy and get one over Manchester United. There is the small matter of a trip to Wembley for the FA cup semi-final as a prize as well. Louis van Gaal has made just one change [...]
It was a real bow for Arsenal, but just about typical of our terrible luck with injury problems in recent years, to see the January transfer window signing Gabriel limp out of action in the win over QPR last Wednesday. At least Per Mertesacker looked more like his old self when he replaced the Brazilian.
I am sure that everyone of an Arsenal persuasion is feeling pretty nervous right now, with an away game against Manchester United standing in the way of another trip to Wembley for the Gunners. It is not the awesome power of the side standing in our way that is the concern though, but the shocking [.
Just the other day it was Arsene Wenger showing what I thought was a surprising amount of support for Louis van Gaal, especially in the build up to Arsenal heading to their ground for a crucial FA cup game, with a Wembley semi-final as the prize. Wenger claimed that van Gaal´s job to turn things [..
As if there was not already more than enough pressure on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team going in to an FA cup quarter-final, our relatively poor away form and Manchester United´s good home form are making the game look a really tricky obstacle. So the last thing the Arsenal boss wants to hear is [.
Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview, predicted line up and score line by KJ This is it. This is the biggest game of our season so far. Win it and we are very likely to go on and retain the FA cup, lose however and the whole fan base will be questioning whether the team is [...]
If Arsenal find ourselves coming towards the end of the FA cup quarter-final at Old Trafford tonight and losing by a single goal, then of course we will all be hoping for a late equaliser that would keep us in the cup. But Arsene Wenger must be hoping and praying that his Gunners team can [...]
Manchester United vs Arsenal, FA cup 6th round: Three key player battles by Suhith As much as the tactical side of things give us a great deal to look forward to ahead of the big kickoff, the player battles on the pitch will actually have a bigger say on which team comes out victorious at [...]
One thing that the Arsenal fans will not have to worry about at Old Trafford in the FA cup is being spat at by the Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. Because despite denying the FA charge, Evans has been banned for six games and the first of those will be the quarter-final against Arsenal. He [.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will already be well aware that the Manchester United and England captain is likely to be one of the biggest threats to us getting past the FA cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Monday. But the striker could be even more fired up for this one than usual and [..
At the minute all the focus from Arsenal fans and players will be on the FA cup, as we prepare to face Manchester United at Old Trafford for the chance to get one step closer to defending the famous old trophy. Win lose or draw though, and the focus will swing straight back onto the [...]
The rejuvenated Francis Coquelin has been amazing for Arsenal since his recall to the side, and he admits that although he has gone through some down-heartening times, he was always confident that he could prove his talent if given a run in the First XI. "I never got the chance to have the run of [..
I have a feeling that I am starting to sound like a broken record, which for young Arsenal fans is something we used to use before CDs and MP3 players. But once again I am going to ask why Arsene Wenger is not using the Arsenal and England speed merchant Theo Walcott. I understand the [...]
The Arsenal team that won the Premier League season in 2004 without a single defeat have quite rightly got a big and possibly never to be rivalled position in the history books. The recent release of the video celebrating their amazing achievement has brought them back into the limelight recently and I hope that every [.
I know that I am going to get grief from Arsenal fans for standing up for the club record signing Mesut Ozil, because we seem to love to criticise our own players. Let me just ask whether we would appreciate Mesut Ozil a bit more if he had not cost us over £40 million? Maybe, [...]
With both Arsenal and Man United as good as out of the title race, tomorrows FA Cup Quarter-Final gains even more importance as the loser will forfeit any chance of winning a trophy this season (although both are still in with a chance of the Wenger trophy ! ). Also both these teams have won [...]
Now I know there is a long way until June, but that doesn't stop the Sunday papers coming up with lots of Arsenal transfer rumours to give us all something to talk about. Todays offerings are NOT about incoming players but instead are focusing on which players Arsene Wenger could be losing in the summer.
Both Arsenal and our opponents in the FA cup, Manchester United, have had a fairly up and down season. We have won games that maybe we shouldn't have, played badly and lost, frustrated the fans and confused the critics, but we are both in the top four of the Premier League and both still have [...]
Arsenal coach should have ripped into Ozil critic by Sam P I think that Arsene Wenger could have gone a lot further than he did in standing up for the Arsenal and Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil today. The manager was of course well within his rights to defend his player from what Paul Scholes [.
This is a massive game for Arsenal for a number of reasons. But Arsene Wenger seems to be feeling very confident and sounds like he is really looking forward to the game with excitement rather than any nerves and I think I know why. Because the FA cup quarter-final against Manchester United on Monday is [.
It is really not that hard for Arsene Wenger or the Arsenal fans to put their finger on the Manchester United player that is likely to be the biggest threat to the Gunners on Monday. That would be the England and United captain Wayne Rooney. Even before the long serving striker broke his goal drought [.
I must admit I am a bit surprised that Wenger has said that Wojciech Szczesny will return to the Arsenal Starting XI on Monday night. I thought that the little statement about Szczesny having a virus (before the QPR game) was Wenger's way of letting us know Ospina would keep his place against United, but [.
I suppose it would be very easy for anyone to pinpoint Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal's most dangerous player this season, but Man United's Angel Di Maria probably knows him better than anyone else after facing him in nine competitive games since 2011 in Spain and internationals between Argentina and Chile.
Okay Arsenal fans, I know that I am going to get a lot of grief for this, but before you just rant at me and call me a deluded Wenger loving idiot, actually read why I think that the Arsenal boss is a better manager and has more class in his little finger than Jose [...]
Arsene Wenger has been ridiculed many many times over his fixation of getting Arsenal into the Top Four every year but failing to win any other trophy for eight long years until last season's FA Cup victory, but in a deep interview with the BBC he is proud of his achievements. Wenger won three titles [.
I may have a little bee in my bonnet here, I know. But I am going to plough on anyway and provide more evidence, in my opinion anyway, that Arsene Wenger is a better manager than Jose Mourinho (or Maureen as we not so affectionately know him). An article in The Independent this week explained [...]
Maybe Arsene Wenger really is mellowing as he gets older or perhaps the Arsenal manager has just not had a reason or enough time to develop a fierce rivalry with his opposite number at Manchester United yet. Whatever the reason, Wenger's words concerning Louis van Gaal in the pre-match press conference were definitely not designed [.
The Gunners legend Martin Keown is currently working as a pundit on television and gives out reams of opinion on his old club on a regular basis. His latest offering in the Mail has revealed that he believes that Liverpool's recent great run will see them overtake both Arsenal and Man United, who will be [.
With Arsenal heading north for an FA cup quarter final on Monday, it gives our summer signing Danny Welbeck a first chance to show his former club Manchester United that they were wrong to not play him much and then let him leave. But the England international striker has not been playing regularly for his [.
Don´t worry Gooners, this former Arsenal star has not completely lost the plot. Gilberto Silva, one of our great invincibles, is not suggesting that our German international play maker can somehow inspire the current version of the Gunners to overtake Man City and Chelsea and claim the Premier League title this season.
Nemanja Matić is widely considered the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League and there has been no reason to doubt those suggestions until the recent emergence of a new star at Arsenal. Since his return from his loan at Charlton due to injuries, Frances Coquelin has cemented his place in Arsenal's first team with [.
I keep reading in the football press that Arsenal have the best attacking options in the Premier League, but are often let down by the defence or the midfield going walkabout and trying to join in with the attacking side of things. While that may have been true at times and while our defence has [...
Although Lukas Podolski has played quite a few games at Inter Milan since he was sent out on loan, it seems he has failed to impress Roberto Mancini and is running out of time to persuade the Italian manager to make his move permanent at the end of the season. Now Podolski's agent Ali Pektas [...]
While I think that us Arsenal fans should not let the hatchet job written by Paul Scholes about our beloved club, it is hardly a surprise that he has done it and that the article appears in The Independent just a few short days before the Gunners head to Old Trafford to try and knock [...]
Wenger and the mystery of the bench by DN I don´t want to moan too much about Arsene Wenger, because Arsenal did at least win our Premier League away game at QPR last night. Add in that this was the first time Arsenal had won back to back away games in the league this season [...]
I doubt that I was the only Arsenal fan to be surprised to see the Arsenal team sheet for the away game against QPR last night. Arsene Wenger had strongly suggested after the weekend win over Everton that he would have to make changes. The Frenchman has been saying for a while that his team [...]
There is such a thing as good luck in football, honestly Arsenal fans I have seen it happen to other teams, and there is no doubt that our next opponents Manchester United have had their fair share of it this season. But when a side keeps being called lucky as they win, you have to [...]
There were quite a few candidates among the Arsenal players for the Man of the Match award, for me, with Ospina, Bellerin, Giroud, Rosicky, Cazorla and Alexis all having big games but I have gone for Francis Coquelin because he held the team together as we needed to stay firm before and after taking the [.
I bet there were not many Arsenal fans who saw this coming. We might have wanted Arsene Wenger to give Francis Coquelin more of a chance in previous seasons, especially as the team´s need for a defensive midfielder was often glaringly obvious and caused us to fall short of our targets. But after the French [.
The stats involved in this article about the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil were made before the Gunners´trip to Loftus Road to face QPR in the Premier League, so may have changed a little but not much. The German playmaker has been the subject of so many articles in the football media since he [.
Comparisons between Arsenal and Rival strikers by HA Good day. I hope all of you are fine. As things stand, we are lying in 3rd position and Chelsea is running away with the title. In this article, the scoring comparison between Arsenal and the other top 5 clubs will be shown. After 27 gameweeks, number [.
We were all over the moon when Arsene Wenger finally fixed Arsenal's lack of defensive options by buying Gabriel in January, but it now seems that we are back to square one for the next few weeks. Everyone at JustArsenal thought that Gabriel would start alongside Koscielny for last night's game against QPR, but it [.
Arsene Wenger was under no illusion that it was going to be an easy game against relegation-threatened QPR last night, and he was proved right as the Hoops held off Arsenal for over an hour before Oliver Giroud broke the deadlock. Although Alexis scored his first goal for 8 games, Rangers still set up a [.
That was just the sort of physically tough and energy sapping game that Arsenal could have done without less than a week before going to Old Trafford to take on Man United in the FA cup. But it was also the sort of game that the Gunners could have crumbled in, as we did away [...]
Once again I am really surprised at the Arsenal team sheet handed in by Arsene Wenger for this Premier League away game against QPR. THeo Walcott once again is left twiddling his thumbs on the Arsenal bench, with Danny Welbeck alongside him. Perhaps just as big a surprise is the fact that Per Mertesacker comes [.
One of the best things about the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, and one of the reasons the former Barcelona forward has become a firm favourite in England since coming to the Premier League, is his desire to win and his willingness to work hard, pressing Opposition defenders and also tracking back to [.
The Gunners are currently sitting in Third Place with 51 points ahead of tonights match at QPR, and according to Arsene Wenger, Arsenal need another 21 to be certain of a Top Four finish. He was asked directly how many he thinks they would need. After careful consideration, he replied: "Seventy-two," "People have finished in [.
Arsenal make the short trip across London to face QPR this evening, and while researching on the internet ahead of the game I found this interesting quote from the QPR midfielder Matt Phillips. He said on the official Rangers website: "Arsenal play a style of football where they keep the ball and make you work [.
Arsene Wenger spoke earlier about tomorrow's Premier League game against QPR and was of course asked about our opponents, and you can see the full interview on Arsenal.com. Whereas a lot of the focus was on the Arsenal squad, such as the injury situation and the form of Giroud, Gabriel, Mertesacker and Krystian Bielik, there [.
It is impossible to say just yet, as there are still 11 games for Arsenal to play in the Premier League, but so far it looks like our Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla is in with a chance of getting the PFA PLayer of the Year award this season. Cazorla had a slightly sluggish start [...]
One little phrase used by Arsene Wenger in his Arsenal pre-match press conference yesterday could turn out to be one of the most significant short burst of words in the last few years for Arsenal fans, players, manager and the long term success of the club. If you think I am exaggerating, you might be [.
I know that Arsenal fans and critics alike will probably be wondering what I have been smoking over here, but hear me out. We are so often told by the TV pundits and the football media why Arsenal have absolutely no chance of getting anywhere near the Premier League title so why can I not [...]
QPR vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ Arsenal are looking to keep up their impressive league form away to relegation battlers, Queens Park Rangers. It is always a difficult game at Loftus road and with Arsenal still fragile from the embarrassing defeat to Monaco, this game will be anything but easy.
Monaco defeat could just be what Arsenal needed! By Adrian Noone. So we all still recovering from the humbling we received last week from a determined and well organised Monaco side. The victory over Everton helped to repair some of the damage done, and the promising performance of Gabriel (despite that one incident) will help [.
I am sure that Arsene Wenger would have liked to be able to ease the Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey back into the Gunners side, perhaps with a run out as a sub tomorrow night against QPR and then again at Old Trafford in the FA cup on Monday night. Ramsey's previous return [...]
Arsenal are not quite out of the title race yet by Sam P If you did not see the press conference given by Arsene Wenger yesterday, as Arsenal prepare to take on QPR in the Premier League, you may have missed this, because most of the media reports on the subject focused on the Frenchman [...]
No one was surprised to see that Arsene Wenger chose to drop (or rest) the Arsenal vice-captain for the Premier League home clash with Everton on Sunday, after the World Cup winning defender was the worst of a bad bunch against Monaco in the Champions League. It was not Mertesacker's first mistake either, as he [.
The latest injury news today should cheer up Arsenal fans, as it has been revealed that Francis Coquelin is likely to be ready to play against QPR tomorrow, but also the fact that Aaron Ramsey has returned to the fold after a few weeks enforced rest. Ramsey was the star of last campaign and has [...]
There are many very worrying reports that the 30 year-old Arsenal star Santi Cazorla is keen to move back to Spain with Atletico Madrid this summer. Arsene Wenger has totally denied that could happen, but with just one year remaining on his contract Arsenal may just cash in if he refuses an extension.
Olivier Giroud had a mare when Arsenal played Monaco, but he redeemed himself a little by opening the scoring against Everton on Saturday. The young Oxlade-Chamberlain also acquitted himself well in the game, and the England international had nothing but praise for Giroud after the match. The Ox told Arsenal.
As Arsene Wenger said, it was vital that Arsenal returned to winning ways against Everton this weekend, and one of the heros of that game, David Ospina, told the Mail how important it was to keep picking up points in the title race. "We were not nervous, we were sad after the Monaco result but [...]
Am I the only Arsenal fan who has been scratching their head recently and wondering why on earth Arsene Wenger keeps leaving Theo Walcott on the bench? No I thought not. The fact that the Sppedy England star did not even come on as a sub against Everton left my flabber even more gasted, especially [.
Arsenal desparately needed to bounce back with a win today after our disappointment in midweek, and they managed to beat a team that has usually managed to contain us in the last couple of seasons. This has consolidated our Third Place and left us just four points behind Man City in second place. Wenger was [.
It might not have been the most convincing Arsenal performance today, but it was the result that was all important and you cannot complain after the Gunners emerged from a sometimes tricky game against Everton with a win and, perhaps just as crucial, a clean sheet. It was a massive result for Arsenal who were [.
Arsenal fans owe Wenger a round of applause by Sam P I saw the article on JUst Arsenal about Arsene Wenger and his decision to mkae only two changes to the Arsenal XI for the home game against Everton today and I must say that I agree in general with the point that it was [...]
Arsenal 2 – 0 Everton Player Ratings by KJ Ospina – 7 He made a couple of good saves but he was also dodgy at times with some unneeded rushing out of his goal to claim loose balls. Bellerin – 7 He was far better than his mid-week performance. More purpose in his passing and [...]
After Thomas Vermaelen was sold off in the summer after being a non-playing Arsenal Captain last season, Mikel Arteta was the newly appointed Top Dog in the changing room. Since the Spaniard succumbed to injury poor old Per Mertesacker took up the slack as designated vice-captain, but his performances since then have left much to [.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans should be crossing their fingers this week and hoping that we get some good news about the injury suffered by our young French midfielder Francis Coquelin yesterday. But when was the last time something went our way on the injury front? Our bad luck was in evidence once again [.
30-years old is not very old for a modern professional footballer and as it is usually the central defenders whose careers last the longest, there is no reason why the Arsenal star Per Mertesacker cannot have many more seasons for the club. Well no reason due to his age at least. His performances, however, are [.
After putting in a rare bad performance for Arsenal in the horrendous Champions League debacle against Monaco last week, there were inevitably questions raised again about Francis Coquelin. The French midfielder has been brilliant since his early recall from a loan spell at Charlton, but his years of failing to break through will keep the [.
There is something that I must say first about the latest stats on the Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina. The stats comparison that I have done between the recent Gunners signing and other top Premier League keepers, including his club rival Wojciech Szczesny, are based on Premier League games only.
There is always a danger at this stage of the season, especially if like Arsenal a club is under pressure and still fighting on three major fronts. It would be great if Arsene Wenger could happily play his best starting line up week in and week out, but I don´t think he has even been [...]
Why is Wenger running Arsenal players on empty? by DN Here is the situation Arsenal fans. Metaphorically speaking of course. You have got a long and important journey to make and you were going to go in your car. But on the Wednesday before the weekend of your visit you are involved in a car [...]
Arsenal managed to make about two tentative passes before giving the ball away to Everton in a dangerous position and causing the nerves to surface in the crowd and remind the players just howm badly they played against Monaco on Wednesday. So right from the off we lost a bit of confidence and Everton felt [.
If there was one Arsenal player that I expected to get the old shepherd's crook from Arsene Wenger then it was Mesut Ozil. But maybe the fact that the boss left the German on for the whole 90 minutes of torture against Monaco on Wednesday showed that Wenger has a blind spot when it comes [...]
I appreciate the fact that Arsene Wenger has always looked after the Arsenal players and shown them great loyalty and respect. It has often been said by current and former players that the Frenchman is like a father figure to them and that is great. But there must be a limit and there comes a [...]
Of course with Arsenal playing at home in the Premier League today, the fans will want all three points. And the fact that it is an Everton side that has struggled in the league this season will only increase expectations. Add to that the need for the Gunners to quickly put the Monaco nightmare behind [.
Arsenal vs Everton Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ After a shocking performance in the mid-week Champions League tie, Wenger has to once again revitalise the team's confidence to get an important home win in the fight for a place in the top 4. The performance against Monaco was a low blow for [.
I can't wait for Arsenal to get a great win against Everton today to take our minds of Tuesday's 3-1 slaughter at the hands of Monaco in midweek. We were made to look like a Sunday pub team by the average French side who had five of their best players out injured. Arsene Wenger quite [...]
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Arsenal are preparing to face Everton today and Wenger is at pains to be as positive as possible after our disappointing Champions League defeat and reminds us all that there is still another game to play to turn it around. "All the circumstances went against us against Monaco," Arsène Wenger told the official Arsenal website.