For some time now the first choice central defensive pairing for Arsenal was Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. The stature and aerial prowess of the German combined with his experience and reading of the game seemed to perfectly complement the pace, aggression and front foot defending of the Frenchman.
Bang, bang! And Arsenal are without a Champions League point after playing the (supposedly) weakest two teams in our group. Rock bottom of the table with back to back games against a rampant Bayern Munich up next leaves Arsene Wenger staring down the barrel of being knocked out at the group stage for first time [.
Time for fans to do to the same to the board and Wenger with the a petition to leave Arsenal.... I believe the time has come for Arsenal fans to make their move on what way they want the club to be as its still the same ol', same ol', here at Arsenal [...]
Luck? Responsibility? Excuses? It's Judgement Time Arsene... by KM Hi Guys. I'm back here on JustArsenal once again because I'm related to Arsenal, not because they pay me 8 millions a year to do nothing, but because as every die-hard fan of the club I feel like something isn't right. And I take the sucker [.
He was once a firm favourite with the Arsenal fans and even though he did not give Arsene Wenger much option but to sell him to Barcelona back in 2011, the fact that Cesc Fabregas wanted to play for his boyhood club and had given us some great years, meant that he was not treated [...]
He could be forgiven for bearing a grudge against Arsenal, because it was the invincibles season of 2003-04 that denied Claudio Ranieri a Premier League title in his fourth season as manager of Chelsea. He did lead them to their best ever points total and lowest ever goals conceded that season but Abramovich had just [.
THe former Arsenal striker Ian Wright was clearly as naffed off as the rest of us after watching Arsenal crash to another shocking and shambolic defeat in the Champions League. With two games against the on fire Bayern Munich next up, our chances of qualifying are slim at best and Wrighty could not hide his [.
It was hard work for Arsenal going forward as Olympiakos showed us how to defend but we did create a lot and both Walcott and Alexis scored great goals, with the Chilean again our best player. The defenders and keeper, though, had another shocker. Ospina 4 Not to blame for 1st or 3rd but [...]
Adam Kemp – Arsene, I know many things that you don't know – or that you ignore! Arsene Wenger irritably shielded his judgement to start David Ospina over Petr Cech in Arsenal's ‘shock' defeat at home to Olympiakos, which has risked their hopes of qualification to the last 16, stating it would be a "farce" [.
Arsene Wenger has to be sacked if Arsenal want to move forward by KM Arsenal are heading in only one direction and that's backwards! A home defeat to Olympiacos is really the icing on the cake. Even if I sit home and cry all night, even if the London sky falls to the ground, even [...]
With Arsenal in dire need of winning our second Champions League group game after losing the first, a home clash with Olympiakos seemed the ideal game. But it was like watching the Zagreb game all over again in the first half and we went into the break losing 2-1. Arsenal had started well and were [.
Arsene Wenger has spoken about Arsenal needing to be on our toes and having our backs to the wall after losing the first Champions League group game. He has also warned his players not to assume that they will have the better of the Greek side, even though Olympiacos lost 3-0 at home to Bayern [...]
When Arsenal lost our first Champions League group game away to the Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb two weeks ago, it was certainly a shock to many in the football world. And with Man City and Man United also losing their opening games, the debate about Premier League teams struggling in Europe was a hot topic [.
After offering the hand of truce, literally, before the game between Arsenal and Chelsea just over a week ago, Jose Mourinho took no time to aim a few more words of disrespect at his managerial rival Arsene Wenger, with the spurious claim that the Frenchman and Arsenal have some sort of special relationship with the [.
The Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, like a lot of our English contingent, has been an up-and-coming talent for for the last four years, but injuries have always seemed to hamper his progress, and when he has played he has flattered to deceive.. He has recently been used more as an attempted impact sub, but now [.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey watched his team-mate Alexis Sanchez break his goal drought against Leicester this weekend, and quickly follow it up with two more in our 5-2 win. The Welshman is keen to emulate the Chilean in tonight's game against Olympiakos at the Emirates tonight. Ramsey's drought now stretchs back to 14 games [.
Arsenal face the Greek Champions tonight in our second Champions League Group game and a win is of the utmost importance if we are to have any chance of progressing. Arsene Wenger has already said that it is imperative to win our home matches, and there is little reason to think that we can't get [..
After an exhausting game against Leicester just three days ago, Arsene Wenger is certain to make some changes, although with five days to recover before facing Man United there may not be as many as usual, but all those that faced the Foxes may be suffering. Wenger agrees that tiredness could be a problem.
The Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been pretty unlucky on the injury front in the early years of his footballing career, just like many of his Arsenal team mates like Wilshere, Ramsey and all. Even considering that, however, he might have featured more for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger has often been quite cautious in [.
We will have to wait for the Arsenal team sheet to be handed in at the Emirates stadium tonight to know for sure, but it looks very likely that Arsene Wenger will hand a start to his number two keeper David Ospina in the Champions League clash with Olympiacos. As reported by the Daily Mail, [...]
The Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could well be set to feature in his third game in the space of a week tomorrow evening, when Olympiacos come to town for the second round of Champions League group games. He had mixed fortunes in his previous two appearances, scoring an unlucky own goal in [.
If Arsenal had won, or even not lost, the opening Champions League game away to Dinamo Zagreb, things may have been different. Maybe not, because Arsene Wenger has been speaking today about how vital it is to win your home games in these European league based tournaments. Having lost in Croatia, though, the game at [.
While Arsenal fans are all feeling a lot better about life after the misfiring strikers all scored at the weekend to help us put five past a Leicester City team that had not lost a game up to that point, I do not think m,any of us were paying much attention to the results in [...]
If Arsenal had not won the game away to Leicester City on Saturday, it would not have been a complete shock, as the Gunners have flattered to deceive about so far this season, while the Foxes of Claudio Ranieri have been one of the surprise packages. But it would have been a big concern to [...]
It is still very early days of course, and we have seen from the recent troubles of Man City after a 100 percent start how quickly things can change, but at the minute it looks as though Arsenal and Manchester United are going to be there or thereabouts when the Premier League trophy is handed [...]
I'm not sure that too many Arsenal fans would agree with the latest utterings from Arsene Wenger. He quite clearly states that the fact that his team plays "good football" is more important than "getting the result". Maybe it is easy to say that when his Gunners have just tucked five goals away against an [.
There is a reason why Arsenal play better away than at home by KM Hello fellow Arsenal fans. Our great away form continued at Leicester at the weekend when we dispatched 5 goals, all of them coming from our strikers. Happy times right? Who needs a striker if you can score five goals against the [...]
At the end of last season, and in this pre-season, Arsenal were in such scintillating form that we were being talked about as genuine Premier League contenders, and despite our sluggish start to the new campaign we are definitely in with a shout, and could even go above leaders Man United next weekend.
Arsenal have had our fair share of tricky fixture schedules, even as recently as the last time we played in the Champions League. Then the Gunners were faced with a long round trip to Zagreb before the early Saturday kick off at Chelsea. Thankfully this week has been kinder on Arsenal as we prepare to [.
The Arsenal and Chile star Alexis Sanchez did not break just his goal scoring duck for the new season yesterday. Because his three goals against Leicester city meant that he also became a record breaker. In fact he broke two, the first being the only Chilean to have scored a Premier League hat-trick.
Maybe it is the fact that Aaron Ramsey has been one of the many Arsenal players struggling to find top gear this season that has made the Welshman much less effective than he has been in previous campaigns, but I do not think that his current playing position on the right is helping him or [...]
It was a great day in the Premier League for Arsenal yesterday, almost perfect in fact. With all three of our goal shy strikers finding the back of the net and helping Arsenal put in a massively improved performance and inflict a first defeat of the season on Leicester City. And those three points for [.
Arsenal v Leicester Review Stylish Gunners in confident mood The Gunners fired themselves back up into fourth place (and more importantly just three points off the leaders) with a well-deserved demolition of Leicester City. Claudio Ranieri's men started in confident mood and Mahrez and Vardy made life difficult for our defence early on with [.
Arsenal had only scored five goals in their first five games, but they doubled that to ten with an outstanding performance at the King Power Stadium, and the star of the show was our Duracell Bunny Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean had looked sluggish up til now and had had little luck in front of [...]
An excellent day all round for Arsenal as they finally found their scoring boots and Walcott, Giroud and Sanchez all getting on the scoresheet and doubling our tally for the season to 10. There were many top-class performers yesterday but I don't really expect you to guess who was MOTM as Alexis Sanchez was sublime [.
Arsenal are climbing back up the table, and after a great week when we knocked Tottenham out of the League Cup and then ended Leicester's unbeaten run, we are showing signs of growing belief and confidence. Per Mertesacker thinks that the Gunners can keep improving ahead of Manchester's United's visit to the Emirates next weekend.
Arsene Wenger is going to have a dilemma on Tuesday if he is intending to rotate his starting line-up like he has done in Arsenal's last two midweek games, with the massive game against League leaders Man United next weekend. With Giroud getting sent off against Zagreb a couple of weeks ago he will be [.
Although the Premier League table was not looking too bad for Arsenal and we had beaten the spuds in the Capital One cup, it is safe to say that the Gunners were not exactly firing on all cylinders. We had created a lot of chances but there seemed to be problems all over the pitch. [...]
This game was always likely to be a tricky one for Arsenal, as we are not exactly firing on all cylinders, while Claudio Ranieri has the home team Leicester playing with real verve and pulling up trees in the Premier League. The game was as fast and furious as we expected right from the kick [...]
The former Arsenal and England number one David Seaman is clearly one of the AKBs rather than one of the WOBs and he does have the benefit of actually working with Arsene Wenger to help him form an opinion. So his former manager might be pleased and relieved to hear Seaman declare that the Frenchman [.
It will be a surprise to most Arsenal fans, including me, if Arsene Wenger decides to start with Olivier Giroud in the centre forward position away to Leicester City. They may a so-called lesser club that might normally be expected to sit back and try to defend against Arsenal but I cannot see that happening [.
Arsene Wenger is under no illusions that Arsenal are in for an easy ride this afternoon at the home of Leicester City. Claudio Ranieri's side is unbeaten this season and haven't lost at home since April and even Wenger was impressed with the way tthat their reserve team played in the Capital One Cup this [.
Hector Bellerin may only be 20 years old but he seems to already a permanent fixture in Arsenal's starting line-up, despite only coming into the side in September of last year. When Francis Coquelin joined him in the New Year the club went on an excellent run of form to lift them back up to [...]
Arsenal will be keen to bounce back in the Premier League after last week's notorious loss against the cheats from Chelsea, but have not been given the easiest of games today against an unbeaten Leicester side. Claudio Ranieri has got his squad performing brilliantly and are currently two points ahead of the Gunners and are [.
Arsenal fans can never really be hapy when our north London rivals win, but you have to admit that Tottenham have done us a big favour today in beating Man City and giving Arsenal the chance to move to within two points of the current league leaders. THat should give the Gunners a little extra [...]
Almost all of the plaudits from the Arsenal victory over Tottenham in the north London derby this week went to the player that scored both goals for the Gunners. And maybe the fact that Mathieu Flamini was rumoured to be close to leaving the club this summer as well as being known for his disruptive [.
Arsenal are facing a tough task tomorrow, as despite beating the spuds on Wednesday, the players are not exactly flying high after a slow and goal shy start to the season, while our Premier League opponents Leicester City are on a brilliant run of form and have taken the Premier League by storm. Throw in [.
We all know that the Arsenal and Chelsea managers do not get along, or at least they do not when Jose Mourinho is in charge at Stamford Bridge. But despite all the bad blood and comments in the press about each other, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger tried to draw a line [...]
Arsene Wenger lamented at the end of last season that Alexis Sanchez would have to miss the Arsenal games in the first month of the new season, because of his involvement in the Copa America over the summer. Sanchez went on to win the tournament with Chile, so in fact he should really have had [...]
Arsenal fans will be crossing our fingers and hoping that our French midfielder Francis Coquelin will have recovered from the minor knee injury that kept him out of the Capital One cup game this week in time to return to the starting line up when Arsenal travel to face Leicester City on Saturday. If not, [.
You have to feel a little bit sorry for the Arsenal and France international star, because Mathieu Debuchy has been dogged by bad luck since he signed for the Gunners from Newcastle United last summer. One of his main reasons for making the transfer was to play in the Champions League but he was harshly [.
Claudio Ranieri was the first Chelsea manager in the Roman Abramovich era, and was in charge at Stamford Bridge when the Blues finished runners-up to Arsene Wenger's Invincibles. Back in those days Arsenal had nearly total domination over our London rivals and Ranieri only managed one surprise win in 14 games against the Gunners.
Every Arsenal fan and his dog were crying out for Arsene Wenger to bring in a new top-class striker during the transfer window, but while Le Prof was busy fending off the media by saying that Giroud and Walcott (and an injured Danny Welbeck) was more than enough to carry Arsenal to the title, Manchester [.
The man who has scored more goals for Arsenal than any other has been bigging up the current crop of Gunners this week, despite the team having to rely on goals from the most unlikely source of our defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini to beat north London rivals Tottenham to progress to the next round of [.
Arsenal have a tricky game away at Leicester City tomorrow, and it was great that our reserves beat Tottenham on Wednesday to restore the feel-good factor and give us a little bit of confidence that we can actually win an away game now and then! So I am giving you another chance to win an [...]
Hmm, I wonder of the recent comments made by the agent of Mesut Ozil were intended to get the attention of Arsenal Football Club. The Arsenal and Germany play maker still has a long time to run on his current deal with the club and there will still be a full two years left at [...]
Beating the spuds in the Capital One cup last night was just what Arsenal fans and players wanted in order to restore a bit of belief and enthusiasm in a season that has so far failed pretty miserably to live up to expectations. Fortunately for the Gunners, no one has yet really taken the Premier [..
While the circumstances that had put Arsenal and Arsene Wenger under serious pressure meant that the manager felt he could not select his usual team full of young Gunners for our first Capital One Cup game of the season, Wenger still made many changes to the Arsenal starting line up. After the game our versatile [.
The former Arsenal goal scoring star Thierry Henry was clearly delighted to see the Gunners win the latest north London derby and get through to the next round of the Capital One cup. And after getting through a pretty tough away draw in our first game, Arsenal and Henry were glad to see us drawn [..
While some Arsenal fans would be happy to see Arsene Wenger step down or be sacked from his role as the manager, and others still firmly believe that the Frenchman is the best man for the job and should carry on at the Arsenal helm as long as he is willing, the choice is not [...]
There are very few Arsenal fans that would have predicted that Matthieu Flamini would be the star of the show in last night's North London derby at White Hart Lane, but the Frenchman surprised us all by being the hero of the hour. His spectacular match-winning strike was a joy to watch and even Arsene [.
Arsenal's latest hero Mathieu Flamini is ecstatic about scoring both goals in the Gunners 2-1 win over Tottenham last night. It may be the first time he has scored a brace but it's definitely not the first time he has played against Spurs, and he knows how important this fixture is, not just for him [.
I was already leaning towards Mathieu Flamini as the best Arsenal player in the Capital One cup north London derby, and then the Frenchman came up with that stunning volley to win the game, so there was no contest. As well as his goals, Flamini brought grit, drive and determination to the heart of the [.
Super Flamini to the rescue as Arsene desperately needed this win by KM As an Arsenal fan you always enjoy a win against Spurs at the Lane, don't you? The chance to mock that Spurs fan sitting on the desk next to you while you drink your afternoon tea. Out of all the possible goalscorers, [...]
For people expecting a fierce local derby it was a slow and tentative start from both sides and that probably suited Arsenal better after two defeats in a row. No one could have predicted that this game would belong to Mathieu Flamini though, but I will say that I had called for him to start [...]
The biggest surprise for me this evening with the Arsenal team selected by Arsene Wenger to face Tottenham in the Capital One cup game is that the boss has not picked Gabriel, and tha Braxzilian international defender who has just been let off his red card from the Chelsea game has not even made the [.
The Arsenal and Brazil international centre back Gabriel still has an FA charge to answer, despite the English football authorities´ decision to uphold the club´s appeal against the red card shown to him by Mike Dean at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. But our defender has until tomorrow to reply to the other charge of improper [.
Arsene Wenger is likely to ring the changes to the Arsenal team for the Capital One cup game this week, although after losing our last two games and having to face our local rivals Tottenham in the cup, he is likely to resist his usual tactic of playing a lot of young Gunners. There is [...]
The Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil is well aware that the Gunners are not at their best right now and he knows that the Arsenal fans are not happy after seeing the team slump to a second defeat in a row against a previously out of sorts Chelsea side. But the talented play [...]
It seems a long time ago now that Arsene Wenger produced an Arsenal team with club legends like Vieira, Henry, Pires, Campbell, Ljungberg and Bergkamp, and led us to the Premier League title without losing a single EPL game. It is hard to believe that was the last time Arsenal were crowned champions, but as [.
Arsenal fans are used to seeing Arsene Wenger give the Gunners youth players a chance to impress us all in the League Cup, but it seems that Le Prof has changed this policy and will now only be using players from the first team squad in the least important tournament we participate in. There are [...
After managing Arsenal for nineteen years it is easy to see how the club has become his life as he eats, drinks and sleeps football, 24 hours a day. This has obviously taken a toll on his personal life and the Frenchman has now agreed a legal seperation from his wife Annie. The papers [...]
The North London derby is always an emotional meeting for Arsenal and Tottenham fans, and tonights League Cup game is becoming even more important than usual as the Gunners have to break a losing run. The Arsenal legend David Seaman has summer up how important it is: "Arsenal's start has been okay, but it's not [.
It remains to be seen just how strong a side Arsenal will be faced with in out away game with Tottenham in the Capital One cup, but I suspect that their main striker Harry Kane will be in the starting line up. That might not be too much of a worry to most Arsenal fans, [...]
It does appear to be good news about the knee injury picked up by Francis Coquelin in the Arsenal game at Chelsea, with the early rumours suggesting that the midfielder could be out for a month proving to be wrong. But even though Coquelin should be back in action very soon, he will not be [...]
I must admit to being very surprised to hear that Arsenal have had the appeal against the sending off of Gabriel upheld by the FA. We never get any help from the footballing powers that be, so they must realise what a terrible job Mike Dean did for us at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The [...]
It is not exactly breaking news to us long suffering Arsenal fans that the team is just not good enough this season. After all it is us that has had to suffer the shock defeat at home to West Ham in the first Premier League game and then stumble and stutter since then. We are [...]
The fact that Arsenal did not buy a new DM over the summer has dominated the JustArsenal comments for the last few months, and everyone thought that Arsene Wenger was definitely at fault, a view that looked vindicated when we saw Francis Coquelin limping against Chelsea after landing badly on his knee.
Arsenal have lost their last two games and are trying to avoid a third in tomorrow's Capital One Cup game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, but, conversely, Spurs have won their last three and are keen to keep their run going. Maurice Ponchettino's men reached the League Cup semi-final last season so they are [.
Arsenal are expected to publish their yearly accounts today and (other than the 200m cash reserves) they are expected to show another £3m payment to Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE), the company that owns Kroenke's sporting interests, purportedly for 'advisory services', the same terms used for the £3m payment to the same company last year.
Everyone who follows Arsenal will be delighted by this news and will be having a goog old laugh, but I cannot see Jose Mourinho taking too kindly to it and I assume that the Chelsea captain John Terry will have his place in the starting line up back again, while young Kurt Zouma could be [...]
So here we are approaching our first Capital One Cup game of the season, but it seems to have a lot more importance than usual considering that it is against our North London rival Tottenham, and we are on a run of two defeats in a row. As we are facing two games a week [...]
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will disagree with me on this one, as we never want to lose a game to our north London rivals Tottenham, but I think we have to be realistic about this and say that the Capital One Cup game at White Hart Lane on Monday night is [...]
To Arsenal fans it was a foregone conclusion that Diego Costa should be punished for his despicable behaviour in Chelsea's win over the Gunners, so thankfully the FA have called him to book and are looking for explanations for his actions against Laurent Koscielny. The FA released a statement today which was reprinted on Arsenal.
The game between Arsenal and Chelsea is the main talking point from the Premier League weekend, unsurprisingly, or more specifically the controversy surrounding Diego Costa, Koscielny, Gabriel and the myopic referee Mike Dean and his assistants that just happened to be making a cup of tea or something when it all kicked off.
Well I didn't start it, but there are lots of Arsenal rumours around saying that Barcelona have drawn up a short list of players, including Theo Walcott, that they want to replace the injured Brazilian Rafinha. The 22 year-old Brazilian midfielder has injured his cruciate ligament and is expected to be missing for the next [.
I have always been an advocate of fair play in football and Arsene Wenger has certainly tried to make his Arsenal team stick to those principles in recent years. More and more though, we hear that Arsenal have lost a key factor that we had when winning titles in the years up to an including [...]
Just like Arsene Wenger, Petr Cech thought that Arsenal were a match for Chelsea before Mike Dean and Costa decided to ruin the game as a contest by giving Chelsea the numerical advantage. Cech said after the game: "We played really well in the first half and that sending off changed the situation on the [.
Just a week ago, Arsenal looked to be hitting form with the demolition of Stoke giving them a third clean sheet in a row, but that has all gone straight down the pan with our embarrassing defeat in Zagreb, and our even more annoying defeat by a Chelsea team that has conceded 12 goals and [...]
Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he blames Diego Costa for the Arsenal defeat at Chelsea this weekend, but he also acknowledges that the Brazilian defender Gabriel was 'unprofessional' in the way he allowed Costa to wind him up. "I don't understand Gabriel because he usually looks a calm boy." Wenger said.
Crisis? What crisis? by Sam P Yet again, after two away defeats in a row, Arsenal fans are calling our situation a crisis and resurrecting the 'Wenger Out' articles. But let's put things in perspective shall we?.... Our loss in Zagreb (with a team filled with reserves) was the result of referee errors and a [.
It is great that Arsenal fans felt so strongly about the performance of Mike Dean on Saturday that they created a petition on Change.org to try to persuade the FA to never allow Dean to referee another Arsenal game, but I bet they could never have predicted that they would have got so many signatories [.
The next match up for Arsenal is our first of the season in the Capital One Cup and as unlucky as it felt to be handed an away day at Tottenham when the draw was made, the situation now makes it about as bad a draw as we could have wished for. Even a match [...]
The game is gone and Arsenal got nothing out of it except two harsh red cards that will mean Santi Cazorla will miss the Capital One away to Tottenham and Gabriel will miss the next two against Manchester United and Leicester. Chelsea and their arch villain Diego Costa, meanwhile, appear to have made it off [.
Debate: Has Arsenal became stagnated under Wenger and Kroenke's running of the club? by Koss The Boss This is my first time posting one of these debates because I believe Arsenal has lost it heart and thats the fans. Arsenal at times are so irresistable to watch but a lot of the time are, [...]
AND HE MADE ARSENAL IN HIS OWN IMAGE by Uche Arsene Wenger is many things and amongst all that he is, he is a good man, a decent man. Ever wonder why Arsenal has so many fans all over the world (more than Chelsea) although we have not won a lot lately? It is partly [...]
Just like last season, Arsenal have not started our Premier League campaign very well and are in danger of being cut too far adrift of the pace setters. And if we do not really get into top gear until around halfway through the season, again like last year, it will leave us too much to [...]
It was a huge relief for Arsenal fans to see Man City slip to their first defeat, and their first dropped points, in the Premier League this season. West Ham did us a huge favour by adding the scalp of the league leaders to that of us and Liverpool. Let´s hope they can do the [...]
Arsenal did not score but we did have to play the whole second half with 10 men and were further reduced to nine after Mike Dean sent off Gabriel and Cazorla, but Theo Walcott was lively and our biggest threat, even if he did get caught narrowly offside a few times. And there was not [...]
Well I guess lessons were again not learned as Arsenal shoot themselves in the foot again by KM Whats up everybody? Mike Dean that is! I mean when was the last time we won a game with Mike Dean in charge? I just hate the guy. But as you learn being an Arsenal fan, nothing [...]
Arsenal's defeat to Chelsea yesterday was overshadowed by the antics of Diego Costa but Arsene Wenger felt that the Gunners were in little danger from Jose Mourinho's side until the Gabriel sending off. Le Prof said after the game: "It was a very frustrating afternoon because we looked like we were in control.
I would much rather see the Arsenal team play in an honest way and win our games fair and square, but it simply does not seem to be a realistic way to get on in the Premier League. The fact is that cheats do prosper and so I wonder whether Arsenal need to get smarter [...]
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players endured yet another miserable day across London at Stamford Bridge as the referee Mike Dean saw fit to send off two of our players while somehow managing to miss the repeated and sustained sending off offences of the Chelsea striker Diego Costa. I am not defending the reaction of [.
Arsenal were the first Premier League team this season to fall foul of West Ham under their new manager Slaven Bilic, as we were left beaten and bemused at the Emirates on the opening day of the season. And although the Hammers then lost their next two games at home to Leicester and Bournemouth, they [.
The release of the financial figures for Arsenal Football Club for the year 2014-15 will no doubt have many fans and people in the media scratching their heads and wondering just what Arsene Wenger was playing at in the summer transfer window. The Frenchman only spent around £10 million on the transfer of Petr Cech [.
We do not know for sure exactly what is going behind closed doors across London, but I'm sure that I am not the only Arsenal fan that suspects that all is not sweetness and light over at Stamford Bridge this season. And if there really is a lot of tension and disagreement in the Chelsea [...]
The Arsenal and former Germany international centre back Per Mertesacker seems to have had one of the longest chest infections in the history of medicine, as he missed the last two Premier League games before the international break with it and was still not back in the Arsenal squad for the Champions League game against [.
Has there ever been a better time to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge? Not under Jose Mourinho, I'll wager. The Slightly Ticked-Off One has overseen the Blues' worst start to a Premier League campaign for 29 years, with his side sitting pretty at 17th in the table, having conceded the most goals in the league [.
Arsenal fans are becoming increasingly frustrated with our French striker, who seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence at the moment, which may be a problem created by the criticism in the first place! But Arsene Wenger has always backed Olivier and usually gives him a chance to 'bounce back' after a disappointing [.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will have put the midweek Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb firmly to one side and out of their minds long before the Gunners starting XI takes to Stamford Bridge pitch today, or that it what the manager believes anyway. As he told Arsenal Player, a Premier League game [.
Well here we go Arsenal fans. This away game at Chelsea is massive for the Gunners. Win it and we have banished the Chelsea blues once and for all and will be right up there fighting for the Premier League title. Lose it and the old Mourinho hoodoo will be back and our start to [...]
Maybe Arsenal fans should have known that this was not going to be a good day for the Gunners, as the referee for our trip to face Chelsea was our old frioend Mike Dean. And let's be honest, when do Arsenal ever get the proper rub of the green at Stamford Bridge. And so it [...]
There has been a lot of talk over the years since the previous dominance Arsenal had over Chelsea was turned around when Jose Mourinho first took over as their manager. Spending exorbitant amounts of money on players while Arsene Wenger had the spending power of a street cleaner with a big overdraft did not help [.
To be perfectly honest, I will not be holding my breath for any big name Arsenal signings in the run up to and during the January transfer window. If Arsene Wenger could not find any players that he wanted to sign or that were available this summer, what chance is there of one dropping into [...]
How the Mighty have fallen... by ED Believe it or not there once was a time in Arsenal, where we had a string of forwards whom where the envy of every team from Gillingham to Barcelona. Wright, Henry, Bergkamp, Overmars, Anelka, Van Persie, we were titans in the game with the ability to go pound [...
I think it is safe to say that the Arsenal and France international centre forward Olivier Giroud has had better months. Ever since the game against Crystal Palace when Giroud scored that stunning volley, he has looked out of sorts and the fans of France and Arsenal have had no compunction about telling him what [.
The first part of this post is concerned only with the game between Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League last night, and more specifically the job done by the referee and his assistants. Arsene Wenger, while accepting that Arsenal were not at our best, also claimed that the officials and their poor decisions [.
Because of the circumstances in the Premier League and Champions League, both Arsenal and Chelsea are badly in need of a win in the London derby at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. This is always a tasty fixture and even more so with Jose Mourinho in charge, because of the palpable tension and dislike between him and [.
The debate among Arsenal fans about Arsene Wenger´s team selection for the opening Champions League game away to Dinamo Zagreb will go on, especially if the players that he rested with Saturday´s Premier League game in mind cannot get Arsenal a good result against Chelsea. But we better get used to it Gooners because [.
Have Arsenal lost our ambition? by ED Ohh the joys of being an Arsenal fan... ain't it grand folks. We begin the season every year with such optimism and jubilance believing that anything is possible with our squad. Champions League, League titles, you name it the odds are chalked up in Arsenal's favour, but it [.
Arteta needs to look at himself by DN Mikel Arteta may be the Arsenal captain, well I think he still is, but he was absolutely anonymous last night in the standard 67 minutes that Arsene Wenger gives his starters before taking off the deadwood. The stats analysts Squawka gave some damning figures for Mikel's performance [.
Can Wenger learn from the legendary Herbert Chapman? Hi all, Middy here again with an interesting thought for you all, can Wenger learn from the legendary Herbert Chapman? Herbert Chapman played a WM formation, in numbers it is a 3-2-2-3 formation, it allowed for narrow play while pressing as soon as the team lost the [.
The former Arsenal and England international star Ian Wright was on the TV panel for the Gunners´ opening Champions League match away to Dinamo Zagreb, and if anyone thought that meant that Arsenal would get an easy ride they were very much mistaken. Wrighty may be an Arsenal fan and can often provide a more [.
Nothing new under the sun with Arsene by KM Hello everybody. How are you? Surprised? I doubt it. Angry? Yes, angry maybe, but hardly surprised. At least I'm not. This just happens with Arsenal. We just randomly lose to average sides. It happens about once every few games. It's not something that is part of [.
Wenger NOT to blame for Arsenal loss! by Sam P Hindsight is a wonderful thing and most Arsenal fans have perfect 20-20 vision when it comes to looking back. But how many of us before the Champions League away game against Dinamo Zagreb last night really wanted Arsene Wenger to play his strongest side, with [.
The former forward of Arsenal, Celtic, Scotland and more, Charlie Nicholas, has not seemed overly confident about the Gunners and our chances of winning the Premier League in recent seasons. The football pundit has been critical of various apparent weaknesses in the squad and Arsene Wenger´s transfer policy.
Arsenal may have bounced back pretty well in the Premier League after the shock of losing the opening league game at home to West Ham. The Gunners have not lost any of the four EPL games since and only dropped points to Liverpool because of an incorrect offside decision against Aaron Ramsey. But many Arsenal [.
Only one man to blame by GS 1)Wenger, Dick Law, Gazidis or Transfer Committee (or whoever is really in charge) We needed a Striker and a DM. Who did we have today? Arteta and Giroud. Arteta needs to go Dubai FC or New York City FC. As for Giroud he is not Arsenal material, never [...]
It is hard to be positive about the performance of the Arsenal players after such a disappointing defeat against Dinamo Zagreb, but we did start the game well and we were also much better in the second half with 10 men. No one really covered himself in glory but Walcott scored a great goal, the [...]
Arsenal made it hard for themselves last night against a team that never wins in the game in the Champions League Group Stages, but Arsene Wenger reckons that the result was skewed by poor refereeing, including the first goal and Giroud's sending off. The manager said: "It's difficult because we had a lot of the [.
It was a disastrous night for Arsenal as they gifted Dinamo Zagreb their first Champions League win this century. Wenger made many changes and he admitted that perhaps he did not get the balance right in the side. To be fair, only Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs and Arteta were starters that were lacking in match fitness [.
Well that could not have gone much worse for Arsenal in our first Champions League game. At least we did not pick up an injury and still have plenty of games to qualify but this one was a nightmare. We didn't play well but luck was definitely against Arsenal tonight. I don't think that Arsenal [...]
Arsene Wenger has made wholesale changes, six in total, to the Arsenal starting line up for the opening game in the Champions League group stage. Going on form and reputation, tonight´s opponents Dinamo Zagreb are the weakest team in the group and with a massive Premier League clash with Chelsea coming up early on Saturday, [.
I am sure that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are fully aware of what happened in the Champions League to our Premier League rivals Man City and Man United last night and they will be desperate to avoid a similar thing happening in Zagreb this evening. English teams have been struggling in Europe [.
With Arsenal travelling across London to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face the current Premier League champions Chelsea, the poor form and internal strife of Jose Mourinho´s team could certainly be a big help to Arsene Wenger and the Gunners, as a win would have us fully over the shaky and worrying start of the [.
The Arsenal vice/captain and centre back Per Mertesacker has certainly been in the wars recently. The German World Cup winner had to miss the Premier League games against Liverpool and Newcastle United before the international break after picking up some mystery illness. But as the Big Flipping German has now retired from international football, he [.
Is the clock ticking down on Jack Wilshere's Career? by JH At the tender age of just 16 Jack Wilshere made his debut for Arsenal against Blackburn, becoming the youngest ever player to play for us. He followed this up just over a week later, by scoring his first competitive goal for the club vs [...]
Whats up lately at Arsenal and the premier league? by KM Hello again folks. After a month in the U.S. I missed Arsenals last 3 games and had to settle for Match of the Day highlights. The season has started and it's that time where you start to judge the transfer window. We started sloppy, [...]
Thierry Henry – a name that evokes warm and affectionate feelings at the Emirates even today. The legendary Arsenal player is now embarking into football management. The former Gunners striker led a training session for the clubs Under 19 side alongside youth coach Ryan Garry. There is a serious attempt from Henry to earn his [.
Can you believe that Jack Wilshere has missed close to 1,000 days of football at Arsenal? If you did, then you know how quickly Wilshere moves from the thick of action to the doctors table. If you didn't, well... you are either Wilshere or his doctor. With the latest injury setback confirmed by the club [.
While it is vital for Arsenal to get off to a positive start in the Champions League by beating Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia tomorrow, there is no way that Arsene Wenger can focus on just this game. With another crucial game away to Chelsea in the Premier League less than three days later, the Frenchman [.
OKay Arsenal have been handed a tough looking group in the Champions League once more, but maybe it is not that bad to be honest. The German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are clearly the club expected to top the group, but the other two teams, Olympiakos of Greece and Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia, should not [.
Poor old Jack Wilshere! The Arsenal and England star has been hit with more injury woe after the club today revealed that his recovery from the injury picked up in pre-season training has not been going as well as expected and after sending the midfielder to see a specialist, the decision has been taken for [.
All Arsenal fans seem to be in agreement that next Saturday's game against Chelsea is much more important than Wednesday's game against European minnows Dinamo Zagreb, but Arsene Wenger is just focusing on getting the three points on the board. He is aware that every game is important at this stage and he wants to [.
I know that neither of the options for Arsenal in the centre forward position has quite done it for us yet this season, but with Danny Welbeck out for a long time and Alexis Sanchez seeming to prefer to play in a wide forward or number 10 role, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are what [...]
The Arsenal and Spain international star Santi Cazorla has won over a multitude of new fans since he moved to the Premier League from La Liga's Malaga three years ago. The diminutive midfield magician has played in a number of roles for Arsenal and I am sure that Arsene Wenger will ask him to do [...
The win against Stoke City has definitely enthused Arsene Wenger as much as it enthralled the fans. He was gushing after the game and went on to say that this is just the beginning for Arsenal. In a thinly veiled message to opponents, he said that the Gunners are close to hitting top gear. The [...]
The Stats Don't Lie, Walcott IS a Striker!!! by JH Now that the window has slammed shut, leaving us with Giroud, Walcott and an Injured Welbeck to fill our CF position, one thing seems to split everyone, from fans to pundits, Is Theo Walcott a striker?? Well in short, Yes. Now for the longer version.
Petr Cech is set to return for the first time to the scene of so many of his triumphs when he played for Chelsea, but right now all that history is forgotten and he just wants is to help win the game for Arsenal this time around. The Czech international has kept three clean sheets [...]
Arsenal still have a lot to prove by DN I am not trying to be too negative about Arsenal here, but just as many Arsenal fans reacted very badly and it was all doom and gloom after West Ham shocked the Gunners in the opening Premier League game, I think it is a bit too [...]
The old European fixture nightmare has come back to Arsenal with a bang this season and this week sees the Gunners faced with their hardest few days. And although Arsene Wenger has suggested that he will focus on each game individually, I am sure that the short rest period will play a part in his [..
The Arsenal fans are very used to our players being out for much longer than forecast by Arsene Wenger, and it is looking like we are going to be disappointed again. Just last week Wenger said about Jack Wilshere: "He is progressing slowly. Unfortunately he will not be available for Saturday." We thought this meant [.
I am sure that the debate will be raging just as much as ever among Arsenal fans about the merits of our England international star Theo Walcott and whether or not he can provide the Gunners with a good enough option for the centre forward position. Arsene Wenger´s comments after the game reported on the [.
It seems a long time ago now, but it was so painful for Arsenal fans that I doubt I will ever forget the feeling as I watched the Gunners slump to a 2-0 defeat by West Ham on the opening day of this season. All that belief, positivity and excitement washed down the toilet in [...]
So Arsenal's Champions League campaign begins against Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday and Arsene Wenger is worried that his team may expect an easy ride against the Croatian Champions. One could argue that overconfidence affected us last year as we lost out on top spot in the Group Stages thanks to throwing away a 3-0 lead [.
Arsenal have recovered from their frustrating defeat to West Ham on the opening day of the season and have steadily climbed up the table and are now joint third with Manchester United. Although the team has not been firing on all cylinders we have been creating the chances and have been scraping by in all [.
FAN POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY by Uche Hello everyone. Lately I have been wondering how Arsenal can improve as a team. The transfer window is closed, so clearly buying players is not an option. After exploring the usual areas of player, manager and board improvement, it just occurred to me that a huge aspect of our [.
Arsenal have flown back into the Top Three since disturbingly losing our opening game to West Ham, and in our facile win over Stoke yesterday we managed 69% of the possession and our opponents hardly had the ball enough to create many chances. Our young right-back Hector Bellerin believes that these figures show that the [.
This is a big week for Arsenal and it could hardly have got off to a better start, with a dominant performance against Stoke that will surely have restored a lot of confidence and optimism to the players and fans. But there are still two big games to play. First up is the Champions League [...]
There may still be some doubt about Arsenal having the fire power to consistently score enough goals to challenge for the Premier League title this season, whether that is fair or not, but apart from that the Gunners are showing all over the pitch that we are extremely strong. There are a few Arsenal stats [.
Arsenal were absolutely amazing in todays game against Stoke and it looked like a practise game against an U21 side, except for the brilliant performance of the Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland. He denied our strikers time and time again, and once our strikers learn to beat keepers like that we will win by cricket scores [.
Arsenal absolutely dominated our arch enemies Stoke today and, despite the heroics of Jack Butland in goal, we still managed to get two goals. As is obvious from our first few games, we created hundreds of chances that were not converted so to see the Gunners get two past a very good goalkeeper was [.
Good but we need to be more clinical by JH Arsenal picked up a good 3 points at home, it was easy, almost too easy, a match that finished 2-0 could and perhaps should have finished 3,4,5 but for a very good performance from Jack Butland, and the wastefulness of our attackers, Walcott should [...]
In a game that Arsenal totally dominated the possession and the ball, it seems flattering to Stoke that the Gunners only scored two goals through Walcott and Giroud. Our opponents couldn't try and bully us as they have in the past and we certainly have their measure on our home ground. PLAYER RATINGS Cech 7 [.
The new Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech had a very scary debut for the Gunners when he allowed West Ham to put two past him in the opening League game, but has since been unbeaten with clean sheets against Liverpool, Newcastle and now Stoke. This has put him in the wonderful position of being able to [.
It was certainly a good day for Arsenal fans yesterday and our hopes of ending our long wait for another Premier League trophy to celebrate. The Gunners were just a few minutes from moving to within a single game of the current league leaders Man City, but unfortunately they grabbed a 90th minute goal away [.
The fact that Per Mertesacker was not even on the bench for Arsenal today tells you that he was not ready for some reason. We do not yet know the reason but the giant German had been ill and was perhaps not quite fit enough to risk. Arsenal have two more games coming up in [...]
This first game back after the international break was always going to be a very important one for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, especially after the manager had let the summer transfer window close without signing a single outfield player, when many in the football world thought the Gunners were crying out for a striker.
After the recent struggles to score at home and with Arsenal´s massive pre-season optimism having evaporated after a slow and goal shy start to the season, we needed a fast start at home to Stoke today. And we certainly got it and should have been in front inside three minutes, but Alexis Sanchez saw his [.
If you list the things that Arsene Wenger hates, Arsenal's transfer window will be high on that list. Not just the way things are conducted during the window, but also the way players and rumours fly around irks him. When the summer window closed with Arsenal failing to sign a single outfield player, the criticism [.
Arsene Wenger has continually stated that he has three strikers at his disposal, namely Giroud, Walcott and Sanchez, but none of them are yet to have struck form, although Theo scored twice for England against the minnows of San Marino in midweek. But who should be centre-forward today? Charlie Nicholas, the former Arsenal striker, wants [.
Whenever it's a match between Arsenal and Stoke, there would be questions of all type. On the eve of their weekend clash, Arsene Wenger had to come out and declare that there is no bad blood between the two clubs. It is but natural for anyone to think that the two sets of players will [...]
The yearly grudge matches against Stoke City always stir up the emotions in Arsenal fans and players alike, especially the ones that were around five years ago to see that horrific tackle on Aaron Ramsey, but the simple fact is that this is the fifth Premier League game of the new season and Arsenal have [.
Arsenal must beat Stoke!! by JH I have been thinking a lot about our start to the season, and as I have said all Arsenal are missing is goals, we make chances but are yet to click when it comes to finishing. Our latest challenge comes with the visit of Stoke, No wins and no [...]
Even though Olivier Giroud is out of form and lacking in confidence after his slow start to the season with Arsenal and the France national team, whose friendly fans helpfully booed the big striker this week, I did not expect Arsene Wenger to drop him for the clash with Stoke City today, but that is [.
Arsene Wenger has made it clear that there was no striker available in the transfer window that could improve on the quality of strikers already in the Arsenal squad, despite the worrying news about Danny Welbeck's long term absence from the team. He told reporters that he had looked at many 'solutions' but he obviously [.
Arsene Wenger has this week tried to play down the bad blood that has existed between Arsenal and Stoke City ever since that horrible and potentially career ending tackle on Aaron Ramsey by the Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross. That was back in early 2010 but the animosity between the two clubs has never gone away.
Despite Arsenal's less than convincing start to the new season, it seems that only 3 out of 10 supporters who responded to a poll in the British newspaper the Daily Star think that Arsene Wenger should be sacked right now. It is no big surprise that many fans are disillusioned after the Gunners only gleamed [.
Time for a new tactical Approach, don't you think? by ED Seriously do Arsenal fans lack about as much creativity as their manager at this moment in time. With the game against stoke slowly coming up on the horizon, the usual "what's your ideal formation?" conversation has come up as per usual... And I mean [.
The Arsenal and France international star Laurent Koscielny can thank his lucky stars that he turned out to be a defender, and a central defender at that, because only goal keepers have a longer shelf life as professional footballers than centre backs. Koscielny is determined to eke out every precious moment of his playing career, [.
Ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has claimed that the current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was close to joining the Spanish giants. He also went on to add that though the move was agonizingly close to being completed and despite being "very interested", Wenger turned down Los Blancos. Real apparently made a move to sign Wenger [.
The game at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday really is a must win game for Arsenal. We have largely disappointed so far this season but a good performance and result against Mark Hughes and the Potters will put all that behind us and leave Arsenal in a great position. Arsene Wenger´s team selection and tactics [.
It is not nice to be happy about any footballer getting injured and Arsenal can rightly claim to be among the most sporting clubs in the Premier League. We might give the spuds and others plenty of grief but we also tend to have a bit more class. As a side note I want to [...]
Any guesses on what's the top word any Arsenal supporter would associate with Jack Wilshere? Some may say potential, some may say wizard but many would say injury. For someone who's long been touted as the midfielder to hold his own for many years, Wilshere has spent more time off the pitch than on the [.
I will be frustrated but not at all surprised on Saturday afternoon, when Arsene Wenger announces his Arsenal starting line up for the Premier League home game against Stoke City and the names of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott are missing once again. Hopefully the boss will prove me wrong and select at least one [.
Arsene Wenger denied yesterday the suggestions from the football media that the Arsenal boss may have been telling porkies when he said in the press conference on the Friday before the transfer window closed that he expected Danny Welbeck to be back in training after the international break. Is it just me, or is there [.
Once again Arsene Wenger has been forced to defend his actions during the summer transfer window, which saw Arsenal sign just one new player to boost the first team squad and supposedly get the Gunners ready for a long hard season. The Frenchman was grilled again by the football press today as he gave his [.
Arsenal fans have seen more than our fair share of not very well known young French players being brought to England to play in the Premier League since Arsene Wenger took over as our manager nearly 20 years ago. There have been some great success stories and some of the transfers have not gone so [.
I have a good feeling about this Arsenal fans and if things go according to plan then this weekend could turn out to be a big weekend for Arsenal and our hopes of winning the Premier League title once more. It will be 12 years next May since the likes of Theirry Henry, Patrick Vieira [...]
I am not sure how much of a minority I am in, as the Arsenal fans who have never thought much of the France international striker Olivier Giroud seem a lot more willing to talk about it than the ones that appreciate the big centre forward´s abilities and efforts, but I would definitely call myself [.
It was pretty baffling as well as incredibly frustrating for Arsenal fans to see our team struggle at the start of the season, especially as they had given us every reason to think that Arsenal were really ready to take on the big spending Premier League clubs and beat then all to the title. It [...]
There is a long way to go and a lot of football to be played before we start to look seriously at what Arsenal and Arsene Wenger might do in the January transfer window. Bugger all would be my guess, but an injury or two as well as the form of our current Gunners could [...]
While there have been plenty of former Arsenal players, including the TV pundits Paul Merson and Thierry Henry, as well as every man and his dog with an opinion about Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, ready to jump on the bosses back and bemoan his failure or refusal to use the summer transfer window to sign [.
I wonder if the comments by the Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta this week were intended as a gentle reminder to Arsene Wenger that the Spaniard is fit and ready for action and has been itching to get back on the pitch for some time. Arteta has been a sub in two Premier League games and [...]
The Arsenal and England international forward Theo Walcott could be forgiven for heading back to club duties in two minds. On the one hand he scored his first two goals of the season, while on the other hand he was given less than half an hour on the pitch by Roy Hodgson to show what [...]
The Arsenal and USA under 21 international starlet Gedion Zelalem first started to draw widespread notice and acclaim from Arsenal fans and the football world in general over two years ago, when he impressed during the 2013 tour of Asia, drawing comparisons with the former Gunner Cesc Fabregas with his ability and style of play.
It was not much more than a year ago, but I remember it like yesterday; Arsenal had somehow managed to go two goals behind to Hull City before 10 minutes were on the clock and but for a goal line clearance from Kieran Gibbs, we could have been staring down the barrel of yet another [...]
Since Mikel Arteta joined Arsenal from Everton in 2011, the Spaniard was nearly ever-present in the starting XI for the next three years and was considered to be the midfield general and leader of the side. In the summer of 2014 Mikel was made the club captain, but after playing just twelve games he was [.
Despite Olivier Giroud's excellent scoring record for Arsenal of 42 goals in 84 Premier League appearances, he has never really convinced the fans of his quality. He often goes through periods where he seems to miss every chance that comes his way (remember the Monaco game?) and he annoys the fans with his expressions after [.
Arsenal are hosting Stoke City at the Emirates this Saturday and it is vital that the Gunners get their first home win to banish the memory of our first two measly efforts, but Stoke are not going to lie down and just give the points to Arsenal. Mark Hughes side may currently be in the [...]
I am not trying to say that Arsenal will have a nice and easy game on Saturday, when our perennial tormentors Stoke City come to the Emirates Stadium to get the Premier League action up and running again. I just think that the Potters of Mark Hughes will be quite a different proposition to the [...]
The international break is now over and all of the Arsenal players that joined up with their respective nations will be heading back to north London, if they are not back already. And the most positive thing to come out of the last 10 days is that not a single one of our stars has [...]
The big Arsenal centre forward is in the news again today and once again it is not for the sort of reason the 28-year old would prefer. Olivier Giroud was given the nod by the France manager Didier Deschamps to start their friendly game against Serbia and after missing a few chances and getting booed [.
Just like with his lack of appearances in the starting line up for Arsenal since he finally recovered from a long and frustrating spell on the side lines with injury, Theo Walcott must be scrathing his head right now and wondering what he needs to do to force his way into the England team. Despite [.
Arsenal fans have had our fair share of injury problems to worry about over the years. In fact we have had our own share plus that of about 10 more clubs besides. So it was with great relief and delight that we greeted the much more positive injury news coming out of the club over [...]
With the club football taking a break this weekend, the whole concentration is on the Arsenal stars doing their national duty. Theo Walcott enjoyed a productive outing for England against San Marino. After a noteworthy game, the Gunners star was gushing on the prospects of the ‘Three Lions'. Walcott was introduced as a second half [.
When the injury induced absence of Danny Welbeck was announced by Arsenal, the most notable sigh must have come from Roy Hodgson. The England international team manager rates the forward very high and believes he is a vital element of his attack. Welbeck too, somewhat surprisingly, plays well for the ‘Three Lions' irrespective of his [.
I am getting a bit worried about Olivier Giroud right now. He has spent the whole summer reading about how Arsenal were trying desperately to sign his countryman Karim Benzema, and how much Theo Walcott wants to replace him as the main striker for the Gunners. It doesn't matter that it was just all media [.
Hello friend. by Wizardry Boy what a week it was for you and me wasn't it? Excitement levels have gone down below zero percent and it seems it's going to take a while before it goes up again. See, in ancient Rome, people used to watch other people have fun and enjoy themselves with harmless [...]
Arsene Wenger has resisted all calls to buy a new striker or DM in this transfer window just gone, just as he did in the previous two summers, but one thing that Arsenal fans forget is that IF Wenger had bought a DM last summer then we would not have recalled Francis Coquelin from his [...]
There are still a few international games to get through for the Arsenal players who have jetted off to various locations around the globe to meet up with their fellow countryman, but for the Gunners and our hopes of getting back to the serious business of domestic action with a bang, you have to say [.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is just in the process of completing one of the major goals of his life, which is to help his country reach a major tournament Finals. Yesterday evening they could have secured their place if they could have just nicked a goal against a very defensive Israel, but even with [.
I know this is a bit tongue in cheek, but the official Arsenal website have announced the results of our monthly Goal-of-the-Month competition, and the winner was not our top scorer "Owen Gold" lol. The OG that won it was obviously the great Olivier Giroud, who scored the Gunners ONLY League goal in August, but [.
The Germany and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been talking again about his chances of winning the Ballon D'Or next year, and he has set himself a few attainable targets to enable him to be in the voting. One of these is that Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title, and he thinks this [.
England may have scored six goals against San Marino yesterday, with the Arsenal striker Theo Walcott scoring twice, but the fact is that the tiny Republic had a total of zero points before the game and have probably only won one game in their whole history. In fact in the 7 Qualifying games so far [.
The plot thickens as it is revealed by Roy Hodgson that the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out of action for the next six months, after the Gunners were a little vaguer on how long in their official announcement. Welbeck had already been out of action since April when Arsenal.com revealed that [.
It is difficult to get excited about a 6-0 win over the European minnows San Marino, who have a population of just 31,000 and occupates just 23 square miles of territory inside Italy. But this victory means that England have now won all seven of their qualifying games and have every chance of reaching the [.
Last December when Arsenal travelled to Stoke was probably one of the lowest points of Arsene Wenger's reign at the club. Strangely enough Arsene had failed to buy a striker and a DM during the transfer window and the Gunners had suffered an awful start to the season, so desperately needed three points at the [.
I know it's a fact that these ex-Arsenal players now earn their money giving a never-ending stream of opinions on TV, but yet again I am surprised that two pundits like Thierry Henry and Ray Parlour have joined in with the criticism of Wenger for not buying any big name striker this summer. Surely they [.
It certainly makes you wonder where all these media stories about Karim Benzema moving to Arsenal came from. Right from the beginning of the transfer window it was mooted that the Real Madrid striker was the only real target that interested Arsene Wenger. Despite umpteen denials by Arsene Wenger and Benzema himself all the way [.
Anyone would think the world had ended because Arsenal failed to buy a striker this summer, and of course we actually lost a game against West Ham. Whoppitty-do, the whole fabric of the universe has fallen apart! I know I have only been an Arsenal fan for 50 years so I may be wrong here, [...]
Arsenal have won both their away games so far this season, but the two home games have yielded just one point after a defeat by West Ham and a goalless draw with Liverpool. Arsene Wenger believes that this is because the teams below us have strengthened their sides during the summer and are less scared [.
Theo Walcott needs to play on the Right!! by JH One of Arsenals main issues this season has been our lack of pace up top. With Aaron Ramsey on the wing we lose the pace and width that The Ox or Theo naturally provide. I do understand AW putting him on the wing is due [...]
Despite my effort yesterday to try and reduce personal abuse between fellow Arsenal fans, and to highlight that we are all Gooners whether we support Arsene Wenger or not, seemed to promote a little healthy discussion in snatches but also some animosity of course. I was called an AKB a few times and also told [.
All Arsenal fans hate having this ridiculous international break so early in the season, but at least we can console ourselves that some of our players are getting some added playing time to add to their match fitness. So far there have been no injuries reported so it is also good for their confidence that [.
This is a tricky subject as poor Mathieu Debuchy was unluckily injured soon after joining Arsenal and made only 11 starts for the Gunners last season, and he could only watch from the sidelines as Hector Bellerin stepped up and made the position his own. The French international admitted that he had become frustrated at [.
England simply needed to beat the minnows of San Marino to ensure qualification for the Euros next summer, but they would also have been keen to make it 8 wins out of 8 in the Qualifying Group Stages ahead of Tuesday's clash with Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday. Roy Hodgson gave debuts to Jamie Vardy [.
Sanchez, Wilshere and Ox to the rescue? By Galen Everyone is blaming the transfer window for Arsenal's slow start to the season. Yes the window was very disappointing, and what annoys me the most was the fact that we waited for the transfer window to close before announcing Welbeck's injury. You can't tell me that [.
PERSPECTIVE: LIFE AFTER THE TRANSFER WINDOW by Uche The storm is finally over. The transfer window is shut and I could not be more relieved. We did not make the signings we expected and it was painful. But surprisingly, we are getting over it. For me, what I did was to avoid all things football [...]
LOL It didn't take too long for the media to start the January Arsenal transfer rumours as at the start of yesterday the Guardian are saying that Arsene Wenger made a last minute offer to buy the Juventus striker Simone Zaza, despite the 24 year-old only moving to the Old Lady earlier in this transfer [.
It seems to me that EVERY YEAR, when Arsenal are not winning every single game, the readers on JustArsenal start abusing Arsene Wenger and start calling for his head, and EVERY YEAR Wenger manages to turn it around and get the team challenging in the Top Four, and even winning the last two FA Cups, [.
We all know that the Arsenal fans are very unhappy that Arsene Wenger did not go out and spend squillions in the transfer market (like most other top clubs) but although everyone is saying that our ONLY acquisition this summer was the goalkeeper Petr Cech, the fact is that Wenger did snap up a bagfull [.
The interest from Gunners' fans this week would have been on how Mesut Ozil fared. The Arsenal playmaker played a vital role as the World Champions Germany won a crucial match against Poland in the Euro 2016 qualifying match. When the season started, Arsene Wenger came out supporting Ozil by saying that he would start [.
All Arsenal fans are used to the TV pundits berating Arsene Wenger and saying things like "You can't win the title with Olivier Giroud", but it is annoying when ex-Arsenal players join in with the criticism. As far as I remember Paul Merson was infamous for being addicted to gambling, cocaine and alcohol during his [.
Let's be honest all Arsenal fans are used to the pundits having a go at Arsene Wenger, especially during the transfer window when he sits around sunbathing instead of strengthening the team. To be fair, the fans also give Le Prof a hard time, but not as much as Gary Neville does! When asked about [..
When all Arsenal fans were clamouring for Arsene Wenger to buy a backup for Francis Coquelin, we were semi-relieved when we heard that Krystian Bielik had arrived from Legia Warsaw, where he was played as defensive midfielder for the senior side all last season, despite his tender years. But now it has been revealed on [.
The failure of signing any striker seems to be the biggest talking point in and around the Emirates these days. Leaving the thinking behind that, one of the reasons which may have prompted Arsene Wenger is his insistence that Theo Walcott will give him options up front but is it likely that Theo could [.
A lot of Arsenal fans have been critical of Arsene Wenger for the way the Frenchman always sticks up for his players and refuses to criticise them even when it is blatantly obvious to everyone that they have just had a shocker and cost the team badly. That is Wenger's way though and the players [...]
Arsene Wenger may be copping a lot of abuse for his non-involvement in the transfer window but you can't take one thing away from him – his commitment to blooding young players. Many generations of players at the Emirates owe their game time and careers to the ‘club-first, youngsters-first' policy of Wenger.
The problems that Arsenal have been, somewhat unexpectedly, experiencing in front of goal has been highlighted this week by the slightly embarrassing goal of the month competition. With Olivier Giroud the only Arsenal player to have scored a goal in the four Premier League games so far, the Arsenal website has been forced to include [.
The perfect Arsenal 5-a-side team by AB Arsene Wenger, without a doubt, likes his intricate, ball-playing sides. Samir Nasri's goal against Fulham back in 2010 perfectly summed up Wenger's philosophy; on the floor, technical and rapid. We reckon the Frenchman couldconstruct a killer 5-a-side team, especially with the players currently at his disposal.
It is pretty hard for Arsenal fans to be upbeat right now. A shocking start to the Premier League season has not got a lot better and the chance to add some real quality in the summer transfer window to help the Gunners fight for the Premier League title has come and gone. It is [...]
It is pretty hard for an Arsenal fan to find any little scraps of positivity from the news that Danny Welbeck was not recovering properly from his injury and has had to have surgery to fix his knee problem, but as the international break is underway, there may be some good news for us from [...]
It is not just for Arsenal that this season is important – because they are supposed to make a run for the title. It is equally important for their mercurial German midfielder Mesut Ozil. The former Real Madrid star has not entirely convinced the fans and the club of his ability to go to the [...]
To be perfectly honest, I am surprised that the Arsenal midfield warrior Francis Coquelin has not already been called up to the France national squad by Didier Deschamps. I understand that his early years with the Gunners did not go as well as hoped and his loan spells with the French club Lorient and the [.
Despite the unavoidable fact that Arsenal have not been anywhere near our best since the Premier League kicked off a few weeks ago, we somehow find ourselves in not too bad a situation. A quick look at the Premier League table shows you that only Man City out of all the realistic rivals for the [...]
What was Wenger thinking! by PR How long have we been saying that the injury situation at Arsenal has been getting better? And, as always, we have been proved wrong once again. But even worse it is our backup striker Danny Welbeck that will be missing until at least Christmas, having already been out of [.
I am currently one of the few Arsenal fans, possibly the only one, that is still sitting on the fence and has not joined up with either the AKB or the WOB groups. I was a little disappointed and surprised to see that the Frenchman did not spend anything in the transfer window after signing [...]
Another transfer window gone by and another chance lost at addressing the problems of the Arsenal squad. Arsene Wenger may have different opinions and reasons for choosing not to sign specific players but the truth is that Arsene tried his hardest to acquire an exceptional hitman, according to Thierry Henry.
Arsenal are gearing up for our first Champions League fixture on September 16th against Dinamo Zagreb and our final 32 player squad has now been announced. This total is the normal 25-man squad plus 7 "B-List" youngsters which can be made up of youngsters that have been at the club for at least 2 years.
While it is true that the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil comes in for an unfair amount of criticism from some fans and a lot of people in the English football media, it is also true that the creative midfielder does not help himself at times and could certainly have more of an impact [...]
So the Arsenal treatment room may well have been about as busy as Kings Cross station at rush hour over the last few years, but at least Arsene Wenger and the club staff have seen that there must be more to this problem than simple bad luck and they have taken steps to sort the [...]
Wenger has let Arsenal fans down by DN Arsene Wenger may feel that he is justified in his decision to not sign any new players for Arsenal this summer except for the Czech Republic international goalie Petr Cech. When you look at some of the ridiculous transfer fees spent by other clubs, especially in the [.
While some rival fans have been taking to social media sites to take the mickey out of Arsenal because of Arsene Wenger´s failure, or refusal, to spend any money on new outfield players in the summer transfer window, the prof has been doing a bit of trolling of his own. Over the years as the [...]
It is very difficult for any Arsenal fan not to be critical of this transfer window. Obviously, almost every transfer window is a disappointment but it would be a soap opera if we start discussing each of those. Keeping our focus on the one that just closed, we can't help but wonder if Arsene Wenger [.
In support of Arsene Wenger by Sam P I understand the frustration of a lot of Arsenal fans, I really do. Personally I was hoping that the manager had an ace up his sleeve and would pull off another last minute transfer coup, but as we know that did not happen and the fans are [...]
Day One by Wizardly September 1 2016 "DO NOT OPEN. DEAD INSIDE". As Sheriff Rick Somebody stared at these words written in blood on a door trying to comprehend what has happened, he realized that the hospital gown he had on was too short for him and soon his short p*nis would become even shorter. [..
It's done now, bright side? by JC The transfer window is officially over. I, probably like a lot of Arsenal fans, was glued to Sky's coverage of deadline day yesterday. What started as the hopes that we were in for a marquee player, soon drifted to the hope that we would sign just about anyone [..
I am assuming that the transfer policy of Arsene Wenger and Arsenal was deliberate this summer. I mean it is not as if the club is stony broke or anything, and even in those years when the boss was having to scratch around for cheap and relatively unheard of players to sign, the boss could [...]
FACT VS FICTION by Tejinder Like all true Gooners I was a little underwhelmed by the lack of additions to our squad through this transfer window. The media did an excellent job in fanning the fires of expectation by throwing out names like Reus, Cavani, Benzema, Bender, Schneiderlin, Khedira, etc. It was a long list [.
There are still tumbleweeds blowing around the Emirates stadium wait in vain for Arsene Wenger to use the club's mountain of cash and bring in a player or two to help us achieve the very difficult task of competing with our big spending rivals for the Premier League title. But still the only meaningful signing [.
This year the Arsenal fans are in almost exactly the same situation as we were in the same time last year, with the transfer deadline approaching and the Gunners looking worryingly short of fire power and options for Arsene Wenger up front.We had signed Alexis Sanchez earlier in the summer but then Giroud was ruled [.
It could all have been so different by KM Hi guys, a quick one from the US. So what's up with Arsenal? Another shaky start with zero goals scored at the Emirates and already trailing 5 points to Manchester City, the alarm bells must be ringing. The problems are obvious but sadly we fail to [...]
It's been a long transfer window for us Gunners. by JH Whether you are an AKB or WOB. It's been long. We need a striker, the fans know it, pundits know it, Arsene Wenger knows it and hell even Olivier Giroud knows it. But where is the new striker we waited for all summer? First [...]
Is there some charity match on in Paris today that the Arsenal manager has offered to referee? If not then Arsene Wenger being pictured on a flight to Paris yesterday is certainly an interesting development as the summer transfer window draws to a close today. The prof revealed just last week that he was keeping [.
It is being reported that Arsene Wenger is about to delight the long suffering Arsenal fans by once again making a brilliant late transfer addition to the Arsenal squad, two years after he almost broke the internet by signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day. This time it will be Edinson Cavani [.
It will come as no surprise to Arsenal fans to hear that Arsene Wenger has been trying to find a way to get the French midfielder Mathieu Flamini out of the club. Ever since his younger compatriot Francis Coquelin burst back onto the scene for Arsenal about half way through last season, Flamini's days have [.
Almost all my hope is gone that Arsenal will sign any more new players before the transfer window shuts this evening. At least we do not have to stay up until bloody midnight to find out this time, but with all the talk of the Gunners now being able to compete financially for the top [...]
Now it is clear that Arsene Wenger meant exactly what he has been saying all through the summer; that he would only be looking to sign players of top quality that he thought would be a significant improvement on what Arsenal already have. Many of us might well disagree with the Frenchman, but it is [.
Was this summer Wengers biggest mistake? by JH The start of the summer was great, we finally had ourselves a world class keeper, for the first time in many, many years. Petr Cech signing for £10 million seemed like the transfer of the summer at the time. Arsenals weakest link had become one of our [.
Okay I maybe desperately searching for positives after Arsene Wenger disappointed all of the Arsenal fans again by doing his best impression of Smaug, the dragon in The Hobbit films that sleeps on a vast hoard of gold and treasure and tries to kill any who dare to approach. But I really do believe that [.