Even though Arsenal piled the pressure on our Premier League rivals by taking all three points off Sunderland in the first game of the EPL weekend at the Stadium of Light, we are still locked on points with both Liverpool and Man City at the top of the table after they both managed wins of [...]
The final scoreline of 4-1 to Arsenal in the away win over Sunderland in the Premier League this weekend was a fair enough reflection of our dominance of the game at the Stadium of Light, but it does not tell the whole story. With 20 minutes to go it was looking as though we might [...]
His latest chance to impress Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans may have come about due to the supposedly minor muscle injury picked up by the usual first choice left back Nacho Monreal, but I think that Kieran Gibbs was already knocking on the door and so his impressive performance in the 4-1 win at [.
Arsene Wenger was scared that Sunderland would seal an unlikely win over his Arsenal side. The Gunners struggled to put the game away in the opening exchanges, despite taking an early lead in the first-half, and the three points looked like they were to allude Arsene Wenger's side. Sunderland equalised through a deserved penalty kick, [.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he may opt to field a new formation this season, with both Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez giving him food for thought. The Gunners sealed a 4-1 win over Sunderland this weekend, with Alexisand Giroud both picking up braces, and the pair are now expected to battle it out [.
A great final half hour at the Stadium of Light saw Arsenal beat Sunderland by 4 goals to 1 thanks to two goals from our new striker Alexis Sanchez and another two from our new Super Sub Olivier Giroud. With the Spuds only drawing it now leaves Us, Man City and Liverpool at the top [...]
Jack Wilshere had never played for any other club than Arsenal from an early age, and despite his early promise, injuries stunted his growth and development and stopped him getting much game time even when he felt fit enough to play. Jack got injured again at the beginning of last season, and he saw Francis [.
Arsenal won 4-1 yesterday making it 8 wins in our last 9 matches with just one blip in the draw with Middlesbrough. We have immensely strengthened our squad in the summer with the arrivals of Rob Holding, Shkrodan Mustafi, Lucas Perez and Granit Xhaka and we now have the necessary depth to cope with our [.
I was tempted to give my Arsenal Man of the Match award to Olivier Giroud for his super sub heroics and our central midfield warrior Francis Coquelin seriously impressed me again but it would be extremely harsh on the amazing Alexis Sanchez if I did not recognise the fact that he was the best player [.
I still have my doubts about the supposed injury problem that has been keeping the Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud from playing, but after the big man came back with a bang to score two goals with his first two touches of the ball to help Arsenal beat Sunderland in the Premier League this [.
Olivier Giroud has been singled out for his performance in Arsenal's 4-1 win over Sunderland today. The French striker made his return from injury, coming on from the bench with the scores tied at 1-1. Giroud is on the pitch a matter of minutes before making an impact, scoring with a sublime volley with his [.
Arsenal looked to be cruising in first gear when 1-0 up over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, but an unlikely turn of events saw the Gunners denied a certain penalty when Olivier Giroud was dragged backwards in the Sunderland box, but just a minute later our opponents were on the counter-attack and got given [.
I suppose we should have known that it would not last, as every season Arsenal seem to be plagued with much more than our fair share of bad luck. It just felt for a while as though this time might be different, even though we had the defensive injury crisis at the start of the [...]
Today's pre-mach press conference has been nothing but bad news on Arsenal's injury front ahead of our trip to Sunderland tomorrow, with the news that Lucas Perez is out for 6-8 weeks, and we are awaiting last minute fitness tests on Cazorla, Walcott and Monreal. But there is one bit of good injury news today.
Arsenal travel up to the Northeast today to take on a Sunderland team that are languishing in the doldrums at the bottom of the Premier League table, but it is worth remembering that at the end of last season they were also in a bad place, but still managed to hold the Gunners to a [...]
Arsenal's great winning run came to an end last week in the 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough, but at least we didn't lose, and we now have a chance to bounce back in the early kickoff at the Stadium of Light. The usual injuries are starting to kick in so we can expect to see some [...]
THe only real concern that I have for Arsenal today in our Premier League away game at Sunderland is the central midfield area. With David Moyes and the Black Cats on a terrible run of form and the Gunners the opposite I think we are all expecting a rearguard action from the home team who [...]
There was a period in this match when Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger were thinkingh that it was going to be another of those days when Arsenal somehow failed to win a match that we should have won at a canter. But in the end the Gunners did win at a canter and the forgotten [...]
The Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott has been like a breath of fresh air for the Gunners this season, so with the injury picked up by Lucas Perez in the EFL cup win over Reading in midweek the last thing Arsene Wenger wanted was to lose Walcott as well. The manager revealed in [...
There is a sad story coming out of Texas this morning about an old man that committed suicide after being told to get out of his house on land belonging to the Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. It is being reported that Kroenke bought some real estate in Texas totalling around 520,000 acres for a [.
Oh the irony of it all! It now seems extremely fortuitous that Arsene Wenger decided to convert Alexis Sanchez into a centre-forward at the beginning of the season, because as expected the God of Injuries has decided to visit us again, as he does every single season. Of course we knew from the start, as [.
Yet again, on paper, Arsenal are far and away the hot favourites to beat a Sunderland team that have not won one single game all season so far, but, like Middlesbrough last week, that is the reason why Petr Cech thinks we should fear them! "I think they should have more points than they have [...]
When Arsenal fans hear positive things about the current incarnation of the Gunners from Arsene Wenger or former players that are now working in the football media it is one thing, but when we hear it from someone who has no reason to give us any credit and who traditionally has been down on us [...]
While most Arsenal fans, if not all of us, have been enjoying the trials and tribulations of our old Premier League rivals Manchester United ever since the red nosed devil Sir Alex Ferguson stepped aside as their manager, a lot of us are still surprised that they still have not managed to get it together [.
Arsene Wenger has stripped Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain youngster tag, and told him he must now show consistency for Arsenal. The England international joinedArsenal just before his 17th birthday having enjoyed an eye-opening breakthrough season with Southampton in League One, which also earned him a place in the League One Team of the Year for 2011.
Arsenal are known for their injury problems and with their list of injuries growing at present, there could be cause for concern. Lucas Perez is the latest name to join the absentee list, having picked up an ankle injury this week, and is now thefourth squad member to become unavailable until December at the earliest, [.
5 Ways an Arsenal Fan Could Spend Their Massive Accumulator Winnings We all dream about the day when that overly optimistic and frankly ludicrous 18 fold accumulator comes in and it starts to rain pound coins. You called it, Arsenal finally put 5 past Man City, Chelsea drew 6-6 away at Burnley and you're now [.
Ramsey returns! Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that whilst there are a few injury scares for the Gunner's upcoming match against Sunderland, there is some good news in the form of Aaron Ramsey's return. Ramsey has been ruled out with a hamstring injury since the opening weekend of the 2016-17 Premier League season, but [.
Of the many Arsenal players that were given a chance to shine by Arsene Wenger in the Gunners' fourth round EFL cup clash with Reading this week, quite a few did themselves and their chances of playing more often the power of good, including Lucas Perez, Carl Jenkinson and Rob Holding, but surely the biggest [.
Arsenal may be one of the most successful clubs ever to play in England, with only Manchester United and Liverpool having won more league titles and nobody ever winning more FA cup trophies than us, but Arsenal fans are all too well aware that it has been a long time between drinks in the Premier [..
Arsenal fans will be hoping that this latest injury blow is not the start of the club's seemingly constant problems on that front, which has seen the Gunners hit by crisis after crisis that I, for one, believe has cost us at least one Premier League title. At least this time the player in question, [.
So I have just seen one of the most recent bits of Arsenal transfer news regarding what Arsene Wengher did or was trying to do during the summer transfer window, although I think the word news could and should be replaced with the word rumour or even by the two words wild rumour, because I [...]
Do Arsenal have the strongest team in the Premier League? Squad depth is a well debated topic around the Emirates, with some fans and professionals in agreeing that this Arsenal squad is the strongest seen for the Gunners since the Invincible era. Arsene Wenger's invincible team was a squad that arguably had everything, it was [.
Thierry Henry has claimed that Mesut Ozil has Alexis Sanchez to thank for his Arsenal goalsthis season. TheGerman internationalcelebrated his first ever competitive hat-trick last week, in the 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets, which brought his tally for the term up to six in all competitions at this early point in the season, two under his [.
Arsenal may have dropped a couple of points to their local rivals Middlesborough in our last Premier League outing, but the last thing that Sunderland and David Moyes need this weekend is a visit from the Gunners, especially after they were knocked out of the EFL cup last night to pile on the misery and [.
The question of whether Carl Jenkinson will get back into the Arsenal team as a regular starter is one that has already been hotly debated this season. Despite the majority recognising that there's currently a slim chance of such a thing happening, especially when Hector Bellerin is ever present at the club, it doesn't stop [.
Arsenal moved into the quarter finals of the EFL cup on Tuesday, but are they serious about trying to win it? The Gunners beat Reading 2-0 this week to seal a place in the last eight, and following last night's draw for the following round, we will now get to face Southampton for a place [...]
Arsene Wenger has already hinted that he will continue to give the young Arsenal players and some of those that do not play so much another chance to impress when the Gunners play the quarter-final of the EFL cup next month, although whether he changes his mind a little as the game draws near we [...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alex Iwobi is not suited to being a winger, and could be set to take up a more central role in the future. The Nigeria international has enjoyed his breakthrough into the first-team in 2016, becoming a regular on the Gunners wing over the past six months, leavingAlex [.
There are a lot of positive things for the Arsenal fans, players and Arsene Wenger to take from the fourth round EFL cup win over Reading but which one do we think was the biggest and most important? With a long and arduous season ahead of Arsenal in four competitions, perhaps the fact that some [...
I can see why Arsene Wenger chooses to play the Arsenal fringe players and youngsters in the early stages of the league cup, now called the EFL cup, especially when the early rounds pit the Gunners against clubs like Reading and Nottingham Forest from a lower division. However much this competition might be a lower [.
Arsene Wenger was pretty upbeat at the Arsenal AGM this week, talking about the strength and depth of the current squad and how it gives the Gunners a good chance of competing for the Premier League title, even though the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham are making it look like the closest [.
Arsenal fans are not used to seeing our players included on the shortlist for the Ballon D'Or award given each year to the player judged to have been the best over the course of a calendar year, so perhaps we should not really be too surprised that no Gunners are on the list again this [...]
Is Jeff ready for first team football? Remember the name Jeff Reine-Adelaide because although I'm sure you're already more than aware of one of the youth team's most promising talents, there's a big chance that he will go on to big things at Arsenal. Arsenal signed Jeff from French side Lens in 2015, for him [.
I was going to write "Which Arsenal youngsters" but we can hardly put Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Perez or Jenkinson in that bracket. Even Martinez and Elneny are 24 years old! So we can hardly say that we put out a youth team which we have done in previous years. The Ox was certain to win the [...]
The Ox, like Theo Walcott, failed to impress anyone last season in the Arsenal starting line-up, and they were the two players that most Arsenal fans wanted to be moved on last summer, but what a change this season! Walcott has been a revelation now he has decided he is a winger and is scoring [...]
Our French manager has completed 20 years in charge at Arsenal, and according to the vibes coming out of yesterday's AGM it would seem that there is the wish amongst the owner and Board that he can carru on in charge for many more seasons. Just in his opening address, not-so-Silent Stan Kroenke, said: "One [.
So Arsenal reserves came to impress Arsene Wenger, but the Championship side Reading had a little flurry at the start. In fact they had 75% possession in the first 15 minutes! Slowly but surely the Gunners took control but the pace was a little pedestrian but the passing was mostly accurate. Oxlade-Chamberlain and Iwobi looked [.
We all knew that this was going to be a completely different team to the one that faced Middlesbrough at the weekend, but Wenger has really pushed the boat for this League Cup game. It looks like Emilio Martinez is our official EFL keeper, and we definitely expected Gabriel and Holding to be the centre-backs.
So it seems that the Arsenal and France centre forward Olivier Giroud is fit again after the mystery toe injury that I for one am still a bit dubious about. For reasons of fitness, injury, form or whatever else, the big striker has yet to start a game this season, for Arsenal anyway as he [...]
Arsenal Football Club held their AGM today to announce a few facts and figures for the year, but perhaps there is one comment that stood out from the rest. As well as being able to talk through the thoughts of those in high positions at Arsenal, the floor is also opened to journalist questions. Arsenal [.
The Arsenal captain and centre back Per Mertesacker is still out of action with the knee injury he picked up in pre-season. The chances are that Arsene Wenger was going to use the summer transfer market to boost our defence anyway but the long term absence of the World Cup winning German made it even [.
Unless Arsene Wenger is indulging in a bit of kidology with his rival manager, I am surprised to see that the Frenchman, instead of keeping his cards close to his chest like he normally does, has revealed a lot about the Arsenal team that will start the EFL cup match at home to Reading, as [...]
If these latest Arsenal transfer rumours are right, then the Gunners are one of a number of teams that are interested in the transfer of the out of favour Man City star Yaya Toure, who seems to have been completely frozen out by their new manager Pep Guardiola. According to a Daily Star report, Arsenal [.
Everyone has been complaining that Arsenal do not win our fair share of trophies any more, but for once Arsene Wenger has made the right signings this year and he is adamant that we now have the squad to aim for every single trophy available this season, including the League Cup. "Our challenge is to [.
Arsene Wenger has made it perfectly clear that he will resting Arsenal's first team players for tonights visit of Reading in the League Cup, but according to one Arsenal old-boy, Charlie Nicholas, the reserves should still be able to easily beat the Championship side. Nicholas said: "Arsenal have got the strongest squad in Premier League," [.
Any Arsenal fans expecting an easy ride in tonight's fourth round EFL cup clash might want to rein in their expectations a little, according to both Arsene Wenger and the captain of Reading, Paul McShane, despite the fact that the Gunners are playing at home against lower league opposition. In a report on the Arsenal [.
There was obviously a fair amount of disappointment for Arsenal fans at the weekend, as we failed to beat or even score against the Premier League strugglers Middlesborough after putting six past Ludogorets Razgrad without reply in midweek. As all the weekend action unfolded, however, there were plenty of other things for us Gooners to [.
Arsenal fans still have a couple of months to wait before the opening of the January transfer window and the usual stressful wait to see if Arsene Wenger is going to spend any more of the club's huge cash reserves to strengthen the Arsenal playing squad. Unless something is done in these two months, however, [.
The clear and obvious priority for Arsenal this season is to fight for the Premier League title, with a decent run in the Champions League a close second, which would be greatly helped by finally finishing on top of our European group. So with crucial EPL and UCL games coming up and with Arsene Wenger [.
Arsenal succumbed to a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough this weekend, and some people would even say we were lucky with the one point we received. Boro boss Aitor Karanka claimed his side should have won the match, and if it wasn't for Petr Cech's heroics, we most likely would have lost, but the same could [.
Before Saturday's game against Middlesbrough, Arsenal were on a scintillating winning run which culminated in the 6-0 thrashing of Ludogorets last Wednesday, but although Le Prof made a few changes for that ECL Group Match, our manager believes that it was a game too far for his tiring squad. "We've lost games like that," Wenger [.
Jack Wilshere has been at Arsenal since he was a young boy, but after many years of injury problems he has finally taken the plunge and moved to lowly Bournemouth to try and regain his match fitness and the form he showed for Arsenal as a youngster. This weekend was a big milestone in that [...]
Arsenal's squad is now bursting at the seams with talented players, and we should have adequate replacements for any injuries we might sustain, but it would appear that the loss of Santi Cazorla may be one hurdle that we can't cover for. The little Spaniard took a knock against Ludogrets and Arsene Wenger was forced [.
With Arsenal struggling to get a point against Middlesbrough at the weekend, our League Cup opponents Reading managed a hard-fought win over Rotherham to move up to 8th place in the Championship. After these games, Tom Marshall-Bailey at Getreading.co.uk gave an analysis of how the Royals could make life difficult for the Gunners tomorrow night.
Before the current Premier League season kicked off there was a lot of debate and disagreement about which clubs might be set to win it and most expected it be quite different from Leicester City's surprise victory last season. Quite a few people thought Arsenal had blown our best chance and would find things much [.
Okay Arsenal fans, we are all a bit disappointed and deflated this weekend. After the Lord Mayor's show of scoring six in midweek in the Champions League demolition of Ludogorets, the Gunners failed to score in a home game against Middlesborough. That was not in the script.. But there is a saying that nothing that [.
Laurent Koscielny has gone on to become very much the heart and soul of the Arsenal defence in recent years. Going from the unknown levels of French football to the top of his game with Arsenal in the Premier League, Koscielny is an example that hard work, dedication and investment are key to seeing a [.
Odds slashed on next potential AFC manager! Now whether you're into betting on the football or not, there's a general assumption that when odds are massively slashed on a single price, then there may be something going on behind the scenes. The Bookies themselves may not know what's going on, but a sudden flourish of [.
Of course Arsenal fans will be feeling disappointed today, as we all thought that today would see the Gunners sitting on top of the Premier League table with another three points in the bag after a comfortable win over Premier League strugglers Middlesborough. Sadly that is not the case but to be fair I think [.
Arsenal wrapped up the 3pm kick offs in the Premier League today with a closely fought 0-0 draw, with both Cazorla and Xhaka unavailable to feature. The game saw plenty of opportunities open up for both sides, but neither team could take their chances. It was a Petr Cech masterclass that kept Arsenal from dropping [.
Arsenal hosted Middlesbrough today at the Emirates, but neither side were able to penetrate the goal, and the Boro boss claims they should have won. The Gunners were forced to make changes in midfield with Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka out with injury and suspension, but were mostly unchanged, and would have expected to carry [.
Mark Schwarzer hailed Petr Cech as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League after his display yesterday, but is he the best? The Czech international has been incredible since making the switch to the Emirates from Chelsea 14 months ago, and was highly impressive prior to his switch also. Mark Schwarzerbattled and lost in the [.
Jamie Redknapp claimed that Jack Wilshere has no futureat Arsenal Football Club, but that will be inconceivable for most Gunners fans. The 24 year-old is currently on loan with Bournemouth, in order to regain his fitness and enjoy a run of first-team football as he looks to get his career back on track following a [.
Stan Collymore described Arsenal star Mesut Ozil as World Class, before claiming he is not a match-winner, but can he be both? The former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool striker was live on BBC Radio 5Live yesterday for Arsenal's 3PM kick-off against Middlesbrough, and picked out Ozil for some constructive criticism.
Arsenal finished Premier League game week nine with a scoreless draw against Middlesbrough at the Emirates. Before kick off it was generally assumed that whilst Middlesbrough would put up a fight, the Gunnershad on paper far too much quality to override their best efforts. Given the form Arsenal have been in, unbeaten in their last [.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has named Petr Cech as the saviour from today's disappointing draw with Middlesbrough. The Teesiders travelled to the Emirates to take on a strong in-form Gunners side today, but will feel a little disappointed not to have come away with all the points. Petr Cech made a number of stops to [.
Middlesbrough made the long trip down to North-London today to take on Arsenal, and will be happy to go home with a point. The Gunnersonly made forced changes from the line-up which faced Swansea last weekend, with Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka, out through injury and suspension,being replaced by Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin.
In the press conference ahead of the Arsenal home game against Premier League strugglers Middlesborough this weekend, reported on the Arsenal website, Arsene Wenger revealed that there is still a little doubt over whether Santi Cazorla will be available after the Spaniard picked up a knock in the Champions League win over Ludogorets Razgrad on [.
After Arsene Wenger gave the latest Arsenal injury update ahead of the Premier League home game with Middlesborough this weekend, the topic of Danny Welbeck has come up again, as the Arsenal website reported that the boss was asked about the England international striker and when he might be due to appear again after his [.
Yesterday morning, I asked the question of 'who could replace Cazorla' against Middlesbrough in this afternoon's game. My favourite suggestion was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after his improved form this season, and also because it has been his wish to play through the centre for some time. This could be his chance to prove his talent to [.
This week's regular View From The Enemy slot comes from the Northern Echo, and carries an interesting interview from Middlesbrough's new under-fire manager Aitor Karanka. He has been under heavy criticism for his negative tactics up 'til now which has resulted in his team gaining just one point from their last six games, but seems [.
On paper this looks like a very easy fixture to give Arsenal their eighth win in a row (and Boro's sixth defeat in a row), but, as everyone says, there is no such thing as an easy game in the Premiership! Even Arsene Wenger is trying to stop his players from being complacent when he [...]
As expected there are only a few changes from last week's Arsenal team that beat Swansea, with Petr Cech back in goal after getting his usual rest in the Champions League. The Back Four is the same as usual The Midfield is missing Xhaka through suspension so we got Francis Coquelin back from injury just [.
Arsenal have been sitting on top of the Premier League table quite a few times in recent years, but unfortunately for us it has not been the Gunners in top spot when it really counts, at the end of the season. Just a couple of years ago we had that painful stat that Arsenal spent [...]
We have heard today from Arsene Wenger that Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will soon be returning to the early stages of his initial first team training. According to Le Prof, the club has an insight for the player to make his first appearance of the season at some point in January, which will be coming [.
We all know that money plays a big part in football these days, and even though Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are no longer held back by the need to plough a large chunk of the club's earnings into the repayment of the costs of building the new stadium, we are still a bit behind the [...]
Arsene Wenger is never too far from an analogy, with Le Prof always willing to give an example regarding exactly what he means. This time around Wenger has been speaking about Arsenal's title challenge and his claim that the Premier League is like a 'jungle', is actually a very good way of summing up this [.
The Arsenal and Germany international star has had his fair share (or unfair in my opinion) since he came to the English Premier League from Spain's La Liga a little over three years ago, but Mesut Ozil now seems to have won over most people, with the odd exception such as the font of all [...]
Poor old Middlesbrough must be seriously worried about their chances of staying in the Premier League next season. The choice of bringing in the inexperienced Spaniard Aitor Karanka as manager has not been a success so far, and since beating Sunderland in the second game of the season they have suffered defeats to Palace, Everton, [.
Arsenal's very own little Spanish genius Santi Cazorla was brought off on Wednesday night after getting a stamp on his Achilles, and Arsene Wenger warned that he may not be fit enough to face Middlesbrough this weekend. But now Cazorla himself has announced that he is not worried in the slightest and thinks he will [.
Arsenal are not just on a run of seven winning games in a row, they are also scoring goals for fun with 23 goals in those 7 fixtures, with confidence at a massive high at the moment. As Theo Walcott said after this week's 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets. "Obviously the goals are fantastic but we [...]
Could this be the season when everything finally comes together for Arsenal? It has certainly started well, with Wenger getting all three needed players in all three needed positions during the transfer window. Perhaps he could have bought them a little earlier but Hey Ho! So we now have the right players in the right [.
Despite Arsenal having kept another clean sheet as we put six past the Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad, there was some criticism of the team's defensive performance in the Champions League this week. Both Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi had a couple of hairy moments and if it was not for some last ditch tackles and [.
Arsenal are going along great at the minute, having won seven games in a row and sitting joint top of the Premier League and our Champions League group. The Gunners are also one home win over lower league opposition away from a place in the EFL cup quarter-finals, so things are looking good right now.
I may be wrong but I have a feeling that Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Granit Xhaka on the bench for the thumping Champions League win over Ludogorets Razgrad was taken in part because of the red card the Swiss international picked up last weekend against Swansea. Even though the boss defended his summer signing [.
Arsene Wenger has moved to claim that Krystian Bielik has all the right attributes to become a great player for Arsenal. The Polish youngster joined from Legia Warsaw back in January 2015shortly after his 17th birthday, and has gone onto make two appearances in the senior team thus far. He has already been transitioned into [.
Quite a bit of the talk about arsenal this season has been about the fact our usual king of the assist, Mesut Ozil, was still to provide on this season after a lengthy spell without one in the second half of last season, but I very much doubt that many people will mention it for [...]
Arsenal had to weather a storm in the first half of last nights match against Ludogrets despite Alexis' early goal, as the Bulgarians played some excellent football in the first half and could have made it hard for us if it wasn't for yet another excellent performance from David Ospina. Ospina was one of just [.
When Arsene Wenger signed Lucas Perez forArsenal in the final days of the summer transfer window, it answered the prayers of many Arsenal fans who had been calling for the boss to sign a new striker for the last few years! Arsenal fans had been left unsatisfied with the club's front line of attack and [.
If it had not been for the sixth Arsenal goal against Ludogorets last night then it would have been Alexis Sanchez who was my pick for the Man of the Match, as the Chilean was brilliant throughout and score the best goal of the night to set us on our way to victory, but I [...]
With Arsenal now on a run of seven straight wins in a row with Middlesbrough next in line for a beating, it was always going to hard for Arsene Wenger to drop anyone with the team playing so well, but Le Prof made four changes for last nights match against Ludgorets, and perhaps this team [...]
Arsene Wenger did not want to talk about the chances of Arsenal winning our Champions League group being likely to hinge on the fifth match, which will be when PSG come to London, even though he must be thinking the same thing as the rest of us. I think the Frenchman is right, to be [...]
Arsene Wenger had been preparing the Arsenal players for a tough test against Ludogorets and it was just as well, as the visitors started well and could have caught us out if we had not been ready for them. We had already seen a couple of big defensive moves from Koscielny and Cazorla in the [...]
Arsene Wenger has not made too many changes to the in form Arsenal team for this Champions League match against the Bulgarian club Ludogorets, despite most people thinking it should be an easy win and with a heavy fixture schedule for the Gunners to cope with in the coming weeks. The changes he has made [.
Arsene Wenger did not come out and completely confirm the recent Arsenal transfer rumours about the big wage demands of the club's two biggest names Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, with both the German and the Chilean currently in talks over new contracts with the club, but he did seem to suggest in an Evening [.
When Arsene Wenger gives a press conference ahead of an Arsenal game there is usually one of the players there with him to answer questions from the attendant football media, and it is almost always one of the players that the manager plans to be in the starting line-up for the game. So judging by [.
Arsenal have already confirmed this week that Carl Jenkinson has returned from his long term injury absence and is now ready to fight for his place in the team. The right back has been out of action for the majority of 2016, after he picked up an injury whilst on a season long loan at [...]
Arsenal's injury list is looking pretty good at the moment with both Francis Coquelin and Carl Jenkinson returning to the squad this week. Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck are still out until next year, but Wenger has revealed that both Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey are expected back soon. "They continue their preparation as they [.
When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain arrived from Southampton as an 18 year-old prodigy, he was nick-named "the new Theo Walcott" and it was hoped that he would follow Theo's progression from the Saints to the England national team. Unhappily enough Walcott's career never reached the expected heights, and poor old Alex has emulated his lack of success [.
Arsenal play host to Ludogorets Razgrad of Bulgaria tonight in the third Champions League match-week of the group stages. The First League side come into the match with one point from their opening two matches, and could potentially join us on points with a win today. Ludogorets drew with Basel in their only away match [.
With the Gunners facing what is supposed to be the whipping boys of Champions League group A this evening and the match being at home, most Arsenal fans will be expecting a reasonably comfortable Arsenal victory over Ludogorets Razgrad. Perhaps we should not be too confident, though, because Arsenal have slipped up plenty of times [.
Arsenal still don't have what it takes to win the EPL? After eight EPL games played, you cannot argue that even after a slow start to the Premier League campaign for the Gunners, things have truly began to pick up and the club is now in a strong position to have a consistent run of [...]
Arsenal are preparing to take on the Group outsiders Ludogorets at the Emirates tomorrow night. I am fully expecting Arsene Wenger to give some of our top stars a rest but he has one big dilemma in who to play out of Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin. Coquelin has announced that he is fit and [...]
First of all I think that we Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger should be feeling some rare gratitude towards Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United players today, after they frustrated Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool at Anfield. Not only did that 0-0 draw stop the scousers from joining Arsenal on 19 Premier League points, but it may [.
Some Arsenal fans and football watchers did not have much sympathy for the Switzerland international star Granit Xhaka after he was shown his marching orders at the weekend by referee John Moss for a late and cynical tackle on the Swansea City player Modou Barrow. I can understand this attitude to some extent because it [.
Both of these two Arsenal stars have played their part in getting the Gunners back on track after a disappointing start to the season, in terms of the Premier League at least as we lost to Liverpool at home before drawing away to Leicester City. They may be operating at different ends of the pitch [.
We are all very happy Arsenal chappies at the moment after seeing the Gunners win our sixth straight game in the Premier League, but we all know in our hearts that we have been riding our luck and dicing with misfortune. After totally dominating Swansea we let them back in and were struggling to keep [.
Manchester United travelled to Anfield to take on Liverpool last night, and Arsenal fans got their desired resultfrom the encounter. Gunners fans were asked to vote on which result was best to come from Red Monday for our side, and a whopping 78% agreed that a draw would be best for Arsenal. There will be [.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Carl Jenkinson is competing for a first-team Arsenal role. The right-back has been out of action since picking up an injury on loan with West Ham in January, but returned last week in our Under-23's match against Southampton on Friday. Arsene Wenger has now insisted that Jenkinson is ready to [.
Is money the only object stopping a new contract for Mesut Ozil? There's been no decrease over the amount of Mesut Ozil contract talks in recent weeks, with almost every rumoured change managing to make its way into the reported media. After weeks of silence from an official capacity however, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has [.
Mauro Icardi has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent seasons, butthe drama that surrounds him is rather off-putting. TheInter Milan star is set to be stripped of his captaincy, having fallen out of favour with the club's Ultras, and is now the subject of anger from the supporters. Vice-president and club legendJavier [.
Although some Arsenal fans and plenty of people in the football press have been hammering the Switzerland international Granit Xhaka for his performance against Swansea City in which he was sent off for a tackle on Modou Barrow, the manager was quick to back his big summer signing. Arsene Wenger is never usually one to [.
Arsenal lining up Cech replacement? Although transfer rumours should be kept to a minimum with the next window so far away, I cannot help but notice the talking point behind today's story. The Gunners are being linked with a move for a young goalkeeper to reportedly replace Petr Cech, when the Gunners star decides to [.
There is definitely a different feel to Arsenal this season, with the Gunners so far proving that Arsene Wenger's comments about his current squad being the most balanced, mature and ready to succeed that Arsenal have had for some years. Whether the same old problems begin to crop up and cause problems over the course [.
Of course we would all have loved to see Theo Walcott convert another of his six attempts on goal in the win over Swansea, and I'm sure that the England striker and his teammates would have preferred to have more daylight between themselves and the visitors when Granit Xhaka was sent off to set up [.
Even though the current Premier League season, so far anyway, is throwing up signs that Arsene Wenger and the squad are in a batter position to push for the title than usual, we still keep hearing pundits in the football media talking about the same old things when it comes to Arsenal. Very few of [.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain loves to be in the limelight regarding his Arsenal career, but unfortunately for him it's rarely due to good performances on the pitch! Whether it's 'bantering' off Carl Jenkinson or Calum Chambers as the Ox would say, or doing his latest stunt for the Arsenal media team, it's fair to say that [.
Manchester United travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool tonight, but what result do the Arsenal fans want to see? The Merseyside Red are in great form this season, with Jurgen Klopp seemingly getting an exciting tune out of his squad, but with only seven games played, it may be too early to analyse just [.
Saturday proves Coquelin is invaluable in the current Arsenal set up by OJ The last time I wrote about Francis Coquelin not many fans were actually in tune with my arguments. Then, Xhaka was very much new. Bought for 31 million pounds, there were lots of vibes around him. The British media do not rate [.
I really have no idea if the Arsenal and Spain international defender Nacho Monreal was just having an off day in our home win over Swansea City at the Emirates stadium this weekend, but I do know that the Spaniard was way off his best and I am sure that it did not escape the [...]
There is a school of thought amongst many Arsenal fans that, although we are up challenging for the title right now, Wenger's teams have a consistent history of dropping away from the top and ending up in a dogfight for third or fourth place. The fact is that this has happened so many times that [...
It is becoming the theme of Arsenal's season so far that we start of at full speed and over-run our opponents and look far superior, even against a team like Chelsea. But after gaining a reasonable lead we seem to sit back and invite our opponents to attack us and try to get back into [...]
Although some Arsenal fans and plenty of people in the football press have been hammering the Switzerland international Granit Xhaka for his performance against Swansea City in which he was sent off for a tackle on Modou Barrow, the manager was quick to back his big summer signing. Arsene Wenger is never usually one to [.
Arsenal fans have taken to social media to demand that Granit Xhaka pay the price for his recklessness in today's Swansea win. The summer signing did not have his best performance, being at fault for losing the ball to Gylfi Sigurdsson to score Swansea's first goal, before failing to hit the target with a close [.
Eddie Howe has praised Jack Wilshere, who is becoming a key player whilst on loan from Arsenal this season. The Bournemouth boss was ecstatic when talking about his side's 6-1 victory over Hull City, his club's biggest ever win in the English top tier. "We got the goals today that out attacking play deserved and [.
Sloppy mistakes, but we got the points! by Konstantin Mitov Okayyy, this was far more nervous that it should've been but it's three very important points! As Spurs and City dropped points, we're sitting next to the Citizens at the top and it's 6 straight wins in a row. There were a few signs that [..
The Gunners looked to be cruising when we flew into a 2-0 lead before half-time, but as seems to be the norm this season we struggled to hold on to the points yet again. But we did! And now have six wins on the trot and have moved into joint first in the League. Xhaka [...]
Arsenal struggled to hold on to our 3-2 lead over Swansea yesterday after being reduced to ten men with Xhaka's sending off, but Arsene Wenger thinks that we should not have been put in that position if Theo Walcott had have put away a couple of other easy chances to put the Gunners out of [...]
I nearly gave the Man of the Match from Arsenal's hard fought 3-2 win over Swansea to Mesut Ozil, as the German play maker'sd sweetly struck volley was the best of the goals and Theo Walcott should have had at least a hat-trick, but he was unlucky to hit the woodwork twice towards the end [...]
Xhaka sending off harsh but shows similarity to Vieira by Sam P. Am I just imagining it or have a lot of Arsenal fans been moaning for years about the failure of Arsene Wenger to sign a proper replacement for the former Arsenal captain and central midfield warrior that was Patrick Vieira? So I am [..
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed the red card that Granit Xhaka received today was on the harsh side. The Gunners stuttered over the finish line to take away the full three points today, and a red card threatened to disrupt their hopes of doing just that. Xhaka was at fault for giving the ball [.
Arsenal's Theo Walcott has hailed the all-important three points, despite a less than impressive performance in earning them. The Gunners looked to be having an easy time of it in the early exchanges of the game, but after the England international put us 2-0 up with a brace, Swansea suddenly came to life.
Arsenal took all three points in a thoroughly entertaining match-up against Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium today. We started the match brightly, dominating much of the match in the early exchanges, but the Swans starting to work their way into the game after 15 minutes. Their confidence took a hugehit on MINUTE however, when [.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is remaining relatively coy over the situation regarding Olivier Giroud, with Le Prof maintaining that Giroud will be an important player for the Gunners once he gets back to full fitness. It is understood that Giroud may be ready to return to the squad within the next week or so, however [.
The international break is over which means that the Premier League and Arsenal return to our weekend plans at last. This week's fixture sees the Gunners come up against Swansea City. It's been a testing two weeks for football fans, because although there should be no prouder moment than seeing your nation walk out for [.
We are all hoping that the Gunners can continue their winning form when Arsenal host Swansea City this afternoon in the Premier League's eighth gameweek, and with the newfound confidence radiating from the team I'm predicting a comfortable win for our side, and will bebacking that up with a sizable bet once I've checked out [.
With Arsenal being on a run of five Premier League wins in a row, as well as not having lost in nine matches since the opening day defeat by Liverpool, it is understandable that a lot of Arsenal fans are feeling confident about getting another win this weekend. We have also started to turn on [...]
I can remember clearly the utter devastation all Arsenal fans felt after losing at home to Swansea towards the end of last season when we were in our last chance saloon of staying in the title race. The lack of conviction from our players was abysmal especially as Swansea put out a weakened side as [.
Arsenal take on Swansea today in the Premier League, in what could prove to be a pivotal moment in the season. Manchester United travel to Liverpool this weekend, and although the Reds are the form side this season, it is the former who I expect to be fighting to the death as the season draws [...]
The starting teams have been announced for today's home tie with Swansea City, and there are no shocks from the Arsenal side. Arsenal come into the match in top form, and will be looking to continue that after the international break.I have not come across a single player who didn't enjoy at least one win [.
Football managers and players are often heard to say that they are not really interested in any personal accolades, as long as the team is doing well, and it is no different at Arsenal. Just recently we saw Arsene Wenger attempting to play down all the talk about his record of spending 20 years as [.
Arsenal have had some very strong central defensive pairings over the years, perhaps more notably back in the days when that was seen as the strongest part of our game, which gave rise to the famous chant of '1-0 to the Arsenal'. Even in the two decades with Arsene Wenger as our manager, with the [..
We do not even know for sure whether or not the Chile international star Alexis Sanchez will be starting for Arsenal against Swansea City tomorrow, as there is always the question of how fresh he will be after a long haul international break and the concern that not giving him time to recover could lead [.
Arsenal will not have to face our Premier League title rivals Manchester United until after the next international break, but when the Gunners do travel up to Old Trafford for the match on the 19th of November, one of the players that could prove to be the keys to an Arsenal victory is the France [..
In the latest Arsenal team news Arsene Wenger has revealed that, different to what we all expected before going into the international break, the Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey and the French centre forward Olivier Giroud will not be available for the Premier League match against Swansea City this weekend.
On paper, looking at the basic recent form of both Arsenal and Swansea, the Gunners should be betting favourites for gaining a routine win at the Emirates tomorrow afternoon. But the facts are different of course, regardless of what the latest Arsenal betting odds say! There is no such thing as an easy game in [.
Arsene Wenger will be determined that Arsenal keep up the momentum that we have been building since the slow start to the season which saw the Gunners take just one point from the first two Premier League games. Looking at the fixture list coming up over the next few weeks you would expect Arsenal to [.
So our View From The Enemy this week comes from the official Swansea City website, and their new manager Bob Bradley is keen to see his team play with confidence and pass the ball forward. He goes into how he hopes to see the team play, and he sounds like a progressive intelligent man. Anyway, [...]
There has been much speculation about the Arsenal future of Olivier Giroud, which hasn't been helped by Wenger's evasive comments about a "toe injury" and the attitude of Giroud when he was finally given a game as substitute against PSG last in September. But now Wenger has given a long statement trying to justify Giroud's [.
After celebrating 20 years at one club, you cannot argue that Arsene Wenger's loyalty, legacy and passion is all about his love for Arsenal. The boss has turned down numerous offers elsewhere from across European football in order to remain at Arsenal, because Le Prof values loyalty to a project that he is committed to [.
During Arsenal's financially tough times when the new stadium was being built, Arsenal had to suffice with the purchases of young inexperienced players and the sales of some of the club's very best talents. It was a dark period for the club, but a necessary one for the club's future. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was [.
Arsenal midfielder has created moregoals per appearance than any other Premier League player ever. The German international showed his superstar ability last season, when setting up an impressive 19 league goals, and now has the best stats for any player to grace the English PL, out of the vast numbers who have featured in 50+matches.
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger has hailed the mentality of Carl Jenkinson as he nears his return from injury, but could he challenge for a first-team role? The defender has been out of action since January, falling foul of injury whilst conceding a penalty for loan-club West Ham, and was sent back to North-Londonto have his recovery [.
Roberto Mancini is claimed to be a potential successor to Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager, according to theItalian reports. The FA have denied any interest in the former Manchester City man, butthe theory that they could talk to him about the England job was bolstered by his appearance at Wembley for the Malta match at [.
Arsenal fans are already well aware of how important the Chilean international star is to Arsenal and any chance we have of winning a trophy and more importantly the title of Premier League champions, as we have seen how much the Gunners suffer when the fantastic forward is out of action or struggling for form.
Per Mertesacker has been named as Arsenal's official captain of the first team this season, although Laurent Koscielny is currently deputising for the German whilst he remains out on the sidelines through injury. Mertesacker's injury means that he has lost his place in the match day squad, after becoming a regular feature of the side [.
At last the real football has returned and Arsene Wenger has given us the latest Arsenal team news ahead of Saturday's clash. It would seem there is very little chance of Aaron Ramsey being available for some time, as Le Prof has admitted he will not be taking any more chances with the Welshman's hamstring, [.
There have been many many articles lately about Barcelona intending to try and lure Hector Bellerin back home to Spain, but the Arsenal boss has no worries at the moment and it sounds like he is intending to give the defender a pay rise to get him to sign a new extended contract. "He (Bellerin) [...]
Santi Cazorla is a fan favourite at the Emirates since coming to North London in 2012. The Spaniard has seen his position pushed back during his time at the club, with Cazorla now featuring heavily as a central midfield rather than behind the main striker. However his position on the pitch remains valuable as ever [.
The second international break of the season is now over and the various Arsenal players involved have all come through it without any more injury problems for Arsene Wenger to worry about, despite some moments of concern about Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil. The Arsenal boss is also boosted by the return to fitness of [.
Last night the Arsenal and Germany play maker may not have added to the terrific tally of 35 international assists that he reached after setting up Thomas Muller to score against Czech Republic on Saturday, which is a record in the current German side, but he did play a big part in both goals as [...
Everybody knows that Patrick Vieira was a mountain of a player for Arsenal back in the day, but there were quite a few Gunners fans that got annoyed when he decided to go and become a coach at Manchester City when he retired from playing rather than return to the club that made him into [...]
Even though the Arsenal and Wales midfielder was supposed to be back before the international break and has already returned to training after being out with a hamstring injury since the opening game of the Premier League season, Aaron Ramsey will not be fit enough to feature on Saturday when Swansea City and their new [.
Now that all those pesky international games are out the way and all of the Arsenal stars involved for their respective countries are wending their way back to north London, we can look forward to some club football again and next up for Arsenal is the visit of Swansea City on Saturday. All Arsene Wenger [.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has been with the Gunners for over 5 years now after arriving in North London from Southampton as a teenage prospect. But in his time at the club, it's unfortunate that he hasn't quite progressed as expected nor hoped. There have been various reasons behind his lack of impact at Arsenal, [.
Mesut Ozil and his German team-mates had a simple task to beat Northern Ireland last night, but when the Arsenal midfielder was brought off and replaced by Ilkay Gundogan at half-time all hell broke loose among Gooners thinking that he had suffered an injury. But the fact is that Germany were already 2-0 up and [.
Is Arsene flirting with England to get a new contract? by Konstantin Mitov Hello fellow gooners! After the boring week of pointless internationals, we're a few days away from the Premier league action again, where Arsenal pick up off a great run ot 5 straight wins against a Swansea side that has just changed managers!
I am not going to suggest that the in form Arsenal forward Theo Walcott did well over the last week or so in the two international games he started for England, because the pacy 27-year old certainly did not have anything like the same impact for his country as we have seen him produce for [...]
I think Arsene Wenger would probably have preferred it if the Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin had been given a little rest by his national manager, especially after the hard running 21-year old is yet to miss a minute of football in the Premier League or Champions League campaigns this season. After the injury scare [.
It must be worrying times for the (not-so) young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the moment. Arsenal have a surplus of brilliant midfielders vying for positions in the starting line-up, and the fact that he rarely excels when given the chance it is difficult to see where he can grab a place in the team. The Ox [.
There has been plenty of talk surrounding Arsene Wenger's 20 year association with Arsenal football club, having come to North London in 1996. The legacy he has laid down at Arsenal has been well reported in these recent weeks and as a result plenty of opinions have been formed to show appreciation, as well as [.
There has definitely been a change in the approach of Arsenal in recent years, with Arsene Wenger responding to the criticism that he was a bit too one dimensional with his tactics and that he had no plan B. The Frenchman and the Gunners adapted and became harder to beat in the big games and [...]
I remember there being some rumours that Arsenal were in the market for Joey Barton when he was playing for Newcastle but I was thinking it was the crazy warped imagination of someone on the Daily Crap, but it seems that it was absolutely true, according to Barton himself. Barton wrote: "I signed for QPR [.
Arsenal-linked midfielder Alarcon Isco is growing frustrated with his current situation, and has now revealed he could leave Real Madrid in the near future. The 24 year-old is currently outside of Zinedine Zidane's first-team plans, having been selected to start only once in all competitions so far this season.
While I have to say that I think some Arsenal fans as well as a lot of football pundits are way too hard on the Gunners' German international star Mesut Ozil, the fact is that his recent record of providing assists, at club level at least, is not too great. As we reported here at [...]
Even though the Arsenal and Spain international star Hector Bellerin still has three years left to run on his current contract, which he signed last summer after securing his place in the Arsenal first team and doing so well in his 36 Premier League games that he was voted into the PFA team of the [.
Our very own BFG is obviously aware that he will struggle to get back into the Arsenal team when he returns from injury, despite being the club captain. He has made it clear that he will be considering his options in January after the Gunners brought in Shkrodan Mustafi and Rob Holding this summer, not [.
There has been many comments over the years about who could replace Arsene Wenger as the manager of Arsenal, but now it is becoming a real possibility that Le Prof may leave next summer after completing 20 years at the helm. Wenger himself has now spoken about the possibility again, and he has made it [.
Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi are set to be offered new Arsenal contracts in the near future. The pair are currently away on international duty, with the Spain Under-21 and Nigeria senior sides respectively, and look to be set to receivepay rises on their return. The Spaniard is said to be set to land a [.
Just like with Jack Wilshere, the Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be set for a new lease of life in a new position with the three lions. And if it works out it could be good news for the Ox and for Arsenal as well. The new position is the central midfield [...]
Just last week there was a story doing the rounds of the football media in which the rumours about Arsenal trying to sign the Argentina international star Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in the summer were confirmed by the president of the Serie A club. Aurelio De Laurentiis also said that the reason that Higuain did [.
The contractual talks between Ozil, Alexis and Arsenal seem to have been going on for some time now, without little to show that an agreement is near. It is understood what the two players are demanding, if reports are to be believed and as a result many fans and professionals have been able to have [.
I am not sure that I even believe in good luck and bad luck, although being an Arsenal fan in recent years hqas left me cursing the seemingly unfair and bad sequence of fortune that has seen the Gunners beset by things that have adversely affected the club. An injury crisis that left Arsene Wenger [.
A coupleof Arsenal stars were in action yesterday in World Cup qualifying matches,while on-loan Joel Campbell appeared for Costa Rica in a friendly match. Campbell is currently plying his trade in Portugal, having joined Sporting Lisbon until the end of the season, but remains under contract to Arsenal, and is well worth a mention, having [.
The Wales manager Chris Coleman and the Arsenal boss have not always seen eye to eye on the subject of Aaron Ramsey and as we approached the current international break and it became clear that the midfield star would not be able to recover in time to play for his country, Arsene Wenger received another [.
Arsenal are set to have two first team players return from injury this week, with both Francis Coquelin and Lucas Perez both back in training. Neither player was picked for their respective sides during the international break, which is unsurprising given their return from injury, but also that neither are actually full internationals.
Those of us Arsenal fans that are based in England or even in different countries around the continent of Europe do not tend to pay all that much attention to what is going on with other parts of the world. So even though there are World Cup qualifying matches taking place in almost every corner [...
After a strong start to the season from Arsenal and in particular for Theo Walcott, the winger has managed to edge his way back into the national team squad with England. The player showed his part in the team against Malta yesterday, but he has also said some rather worrying things whilst on media duty [.
After the Arsenal forward Theo Walcott missed out on the England squad for the disappointing Euro 2016 tournament in the summer, which was a result of his poor form at club level in the second half of last season, he seems to have got his act together and has been producing some great performances for [.
We are months away from the next transfer window, but that doesn't stop the newspapers from linking Arsenal with moves. Julian Draxler was believed to have handed in a transfer window during the previous window, only for a move to fail to materialise, and his agent has now insisted that the German international winger will [.
Hector Bellerin had to be subbed off during a qualifierfor the Spain Under-21 side last week, and Arsenal had feared the worst about a potential ankle injury. The right-back has been dropped back down to the Under-21 side after a campaign with the senior side at the European Championships, but was unable to complete the [.
Shkodran Mustafi was a practically unknown defender for Sampdoria when he was inexpicably picked by Joachim Low to play his first game for the German senior national side in May 2014, so it was even more shocking when he was picked for the provisional World Cup squad just a couple of months later. Mustafi didn't [.
Since the last international break in early September Arsenal have gone seven games unbeaten, with our September record reading 5 wins and 1 draw and ZERO defeats. We may have struggled in our first game in October but still got the three points in a last minute victory at Burnley. With no injuries to report [.
In some ways the Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs has had a bit of luck this week, with the injury to the Southampton star Ryan Bertrand leading to a rare international call up by the new England manager Gareth Southgate, as reported on the Arsenal website. On the other hand it is just about typical [.
Martin Keown has been talking about Arsenal signing Shkodran Mustafi of late, and he is full of praise for the new arrival. The centre-back joined from Valencia this summer in a reported £35 Million deal, and is yet to taste defeat in any of his six appearances thus far, including five wins, and his partnership [.
Harry Redknapp has tipped Wayne Rooney to push for an exit from Manchester United, and believes he could still succeed at Chelsea or Arsenal. The striker is England's all-time top goalscorer, but has seemingly gone of the boil in recent years, and has now lost his regular slot in the United first-team.
The Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked very listless towards the end of last year but Arsene Wenger kept giving him more opportunities to get himself out of it. It didn't seem to work and A few weeks ago Le Prof publicly said that maybe the Ox "doesn't completely believe in himself as to how good [.
While the Arsenal and England left back Kieran Gibbs is well aware that his chances to carry on his international career are suffering because of the lack of football he gets at club level, the player he is trying to replace in the Arsenal team could be forgiven for wondering what more he has to [...
Arsene Wenger did end up signing a new striker for Arsenal in the summer transfer window, although it was in the last few days that Arsenal completed the transfer of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna. The Spanish striker's Arsenal career has not exactly got off to a flyer though, and perhaps the suggestion that [.
Nacho Monreal has been one of the most consistent defenders for Arsenal in recent years and was ranked highly alongside Laurent Koscielny as one of the better defenders at the club. Monreal's form since late 2014 has seen him displace Kieran Gibbs for good, so much so that the Englishman rarely sees the pitch and [.
Koscielny gives his reasons on Giroud's absence! Whilst Arsenal seem to have hit a consistent run of form in the league, despite a less than convincing performance from the Gunners away to Burnley, it cannot be ignored that we still have many of our 'regular Stars' to come back and add to the depth and [.
Before last season there were very few people outside of Arsenal circles that had heard of Alex Iwobi, but after breaking into the Gunners first team towards the end of last season, he is now practically an automatic selection for Arsene Wenger. Now he has cemented a place in the Nigeria team as well, and [.
Arsene Wenger has achieved some great things in the two decades that he has been the manager of Arsenal, and before to be fair as he did forge a good reputation which got him the job and he won the French Ligue 1 and the French cup with Monaco as well as two cups in [...]
Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he is open to working outside of Holland in the near future, but could he manage Arsenal? The former Gunners striker is currently assistant manager for Ajax in his home country, and is amongst the favourites to take over from Arsene Wenger once he leaves his role as Arsenal boss.
I know that the Arsenal squad does still contain the France international right back Matthieu Debuchy, as the pictures on the Arsenal website of the players training before the Burnley match reminded us, while Rob Holding the young summer signing from Bolton Wanderers has played in the position as well as his more usual central [.
I think that most people connected with arsenal would be more than happy if Arsene Wenger and the players could avoid the usual slump and press on to win the Premier League title this season, and after the summer transfer action and the way that Arsenal have been playing recently the belief has certainly been [.
You would think that the critics would have learned their lessons about the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil by now, especially after last season when despite still being accused of being lazy and not having enough influence our number 11 covered more miles than most and had the best creative stats in all [.
I would feel sorry for the Arsenal right back Matthieu Debuchy if the France international star had not been such a sulky so-and-so when he lost his place to Hector Bellerin after being unlucky with a couple of long spells out with injury. But Debuchy was outspoken about his situation at the club and his [.
Alexis Sanchez was voted to be Arsenal's Vitality Player of the Month for September, but should Walcott have been the winner? The Chilean won the award with 39.4% of the fans vote, while Theo picked up the second-most votes with 23.2% of your backing, but interestingly the Premier League Player of the Month award had [.
There has been thousands of column inches in the last couple of years dedicated to whether Arsene Wenger will have a future at Arsenal at the end of this season, and of course the Frenchman himself has always muddied the waters whenever he is asked about it by the media. But yesterday our little Spaniard [.
Arsenal have quite a few Germans at the club now, after Mustafi joined Ozil and Mertesacker this summer. We could have had one more, but Serge Gnabry decided to take his chance to jump ship after having an impressive tournament with the Germany Olympic side, and was quick to accept an offer from Bundesliga side [.
Arsenal fans started to hear a few years ago that the club was coming to an end of the years of frugality forced upon it by the financial policy and the move to the new Emirates stadium. We also saw Arsene Wenger then smash the club's transfer record by spending over £40 million to bring [...]
While there will be delight in the England under 21 dressing room and on the trip back from Kazakhstan after winning the match to guarantee a place in the European championships which will take place in Poland next summer, at least one of the two Arsenal players in the side will also be breathing a [.
Everyone at Arsenal will be hoping that the late knock picked up by the young Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin in the game between the Spain under 21s and San Marino, which the Spanish comfortably won by 3-0, will not turn out to be a problem that will keep him out of action for any [...]
Per Mertesacker is Arsenal's official club captain and one of the current most experienced defenders going. He may lack in certain qualities such as his pace, but his experience and leadership skills are vital to the team. Today it has been revealed that the German international, who has retired from international duty to focus on [.
It remains to be seen what happens with the current striker situation at Arsenal, with Olivier Giroud so far having made just four short appearances for the Gunners from the subs bench and Alexis Sanchez looking like a hard man to displace from his new centre forward position. The big Frenchman's problems will not get [.
Hopefully times have totally changed for arsenal and the long suffering Arsenal fans will no longer have to se our best players like Fabregas, Nasri and the little boy inside Robin van Persie abandon north London for what looks like greener grass elsewhere. The money situation at the club is certainly a lot better and [.
The way that the Arsenal defence has been playing since that opening Premier League game of the season, when a combination of our inexperienced and youthful defensive pairing Holding and Chambers and the impressive Liverpool attack saw us ship four goals in about 20 minutes, you would think that they had been playing together for [.
Hector Bellerin looks like he could be on his way out of Arsenal in the near future, with a number of reports linking him with the exit door. The full-back joined from Barcelona as a 16 year-old, and after working his way through the ranks, is now a key member of our first-team squad. Bellerin [...]
Well we are not even a third of the way through this second international break of the season and I for one am impatiently waiting for Arsenal's next game which is at home to Swansea City in the Premier League next Saturday. There are some (hopefully) vaguely interesting international games for us to watch but [.
Theo Walcott has been selected on a shortlist of five players for September's Premier League Player of the Month award, but were other Arsenal players more deserved? The Gunners won each domestic match they played in last month,including a 3-0 win over London rivals Chelsea, which surely puts Arsene Wenger in the race for the [.
The Arsenal and France international forward has not scored a goal at club level so far this season, but that is hardly surprising as the big Frenchman has hardly played. At the start of the season it was because he was not fit after coming back late from the Euro 2016 tournament in which he [...]
Last season Mesut Ozil was the star of the Arsenal show. He was creating hundreds of chances in every game, and would surely have broken Thierry Henry's assist record if our strikers (especially Olivier Giroud) had have not been so profligate in front of goal in the second half of the season. He even broke [.
There are more than just the two Arsenal players out on loan at the moment and you can check out how the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Glen Kamara and all are doing on the Arsenal website, but for now I want to focus on the Gunners that have gone on loan but stayed in the [...]
How do Arsenal fair going into the international break? Well that was certainly a last gasp method of sending our international stars away on a break from club football. A last minute winner against Burnley may not have been the result many had expected nor hoped for, but Arsenal fans can be pleased that the [.
We Arsenal fans have almost two weeks before we can see our beloved Gunners back in action when the new Swansea manager brings his team to north London. Until then we have some international action to slake our thirst for football and there are 12 Arsenal players who could be involved for their countries.
The Arsenal and Wales international star has not kicked a ball in anger since the first game of the Premier League season, when he picked up the hamstring injury in our disappointing defeat to Liverpool. He is set to miss the latest games for Wales over the next two weeks, with Chris Coleman having another [.
You have to feel a little bit sorry for the Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud, as not much has been going right for the big fellow of late. Take the Champions League for instance, when he came on and was sent off soon after for a second yellow which replays showed was completely undeserved. [.
He is not the outright owner of Arsenal Football Club but the American businessman Enos Stanley Kroenke or silent Stan as we know him best does hold a controlling stake as he is the majority shareholder with almost 63 percent of the shares. However, that does not entitle the man to use the Gunners as [.
Arsenal fans need to get busy on their computers because the public will get a say in who wins these three Premier League awards for the month of September, although all 20 club captains and a number of Premier League experts have their say as well. After a shaky start to the season the Gunners [...]
Arsenal are the most in-form side in the Premier League according to the 'power rankings', with six players in the top 20. The Gunners are in top form, having registered five consecutive league wins, and these results have helped us shoot up the PL table to third,to within two points of leaders Manchester City.
It might seem a bit much to demand that Arsenal win every game, but I really think that we need to be right on the money after the current international break. The win over Burnley was well needed but on another day our slightly off the pace performance would have been punished, so if the [...]
The good news for the Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker is that the recovery from the knee injury that the World Cup winning centre back picked up in the pre-season game against Lens is still going well. But with the BFG still a couple of months away from a comeback, the good news for Arsene [...]
The good news for Arsenal, and there is plenty of it right now after Pep Guardiola lost his first game in charge of Man City and with Manchester United continuing to struggle under Jose Mourinho, is how the Premier League table looks going into the second international break of the season. The Gunners are up [.
Hector Bellerin is set to open new talks with Arsenal after the international break, with a significant pay-rise set to be included. The 21 year-old has been hugely impressive since breaking through into the first-team in 2014 thanks to an injury to Mathieu Debuchy, and has not looked back since. Bellerin has since emerged as [.
Of the three major summer signing by Arsenal, there is little doubt that the Germany international Shkodran Mustafi has enjoyed the best settling in period, perhaps because of the injury problems to Gabriel and Per Mertesacker that meant Arsene Wenger had little choice but to throw him in at the deep end.
A draw would have been a good result for Arsenal as well, but if either of the top two teams was to win I think that the best thing from an Arsenal point of view was a win for Tottenham, even if we really do not like our north London rivals, and it appears that [...]
There is another question for Arsenal on the resting of Alexis Sanchez for the next Premier League game against Swansea City and that is whether Arsene Wenger will be able to replace the striker. Hopefully the next two weeks will see Olivier Giroud get back to match fitness and Lucas Perez showing his manager in [.
We had you, our readers, vote in our polls to help us find the fans favoured starting line-up, but we ended up with a problem. Alexis Sanchez has been voted to take both the striker role, and an attacking midfield role, and unfortunately we only have one of him! The Chilean has been growing into [...
One of the criticisms that has been aimed at Arsene Wenger and Arsenal over the last 10 years, while the Gunners never really came close to winning the Premier League title that we all want, was that he failed to recruit the players that Arsenal needed. It was not just that the Frenchman seemed to [.
Reasons for Arsenal concern after Burnley struggles by Dave N. I am not sure why all the Arsenal fans are so happy and upbeat today. Yes I know that we won for the fourth game in a row, making it five Premier League wins on the spin, but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact [...]
Now that Arsenal have this newfound squad depth, the Gunners are beginning to see a number of players, who were previously regulars, being relegated to the bench or even out of the squad completely. Two names that come to mind are French international striker Olivier Giroud, who is yet to make more than a few [.
Arsenal's great local rivals Tottenham Hotspur gained an excellent win over Man City, the previous favourites for the title, on Sunday lunchtime, which has propelled them to just one point behind the Citizens at the top of the table, and one point in front of us. The Spuds victory has done us a favour really [.
The second international break of the season is upon us and Arsenal fans should be very happy about that, although it would not have been nearly as nice if Burnley had been able to hold out against our weary looking attack for another minute, or if the referee had spotted the ball hitting Koscielny's arm [.
Arsenal stole the three points away at Burnley today, and their manager Sean Dyche is furious with the way in which the winning goal was scored. The Gunners travelled to Turf Moor and took part in a tough battle, but were able to come away victorious. The win does not come without controversy however, with [.
Laurent Koscielny pulled an 'Arsene Wenger' by claiming he did not know if he handled the ball to score the winner for Arsenal yesterday. The French manager has regularly claimed to not see such goings on during the game, from deliberate fouls, dives,and various other precarious occurrences on the field, and today is no different.
Koscielny deserves Arsenal captaincy! Since the start of the season, there has been a few questions raised about who are official club captain is since the departure of Arsenal's last leader, Mikel Arteta. Arteta hung up his professional boots last May, leaving the vacancy for the captain of Arsenal Football Club open once again.
This weeks youtube highlights of Burnly v Arsenal come from FOOTGOAL, and I must admit there are not many highlights from a dire defensive game. The goal from Koscielny looks like a comedy of errors and I still find it amazing that the referee allowed it. But it's about time we had a bit of [...]
A team needs to have a lot of things in order to win the Premier League title, as Arsenal's 12 year spell without the coveted trophy despite the consistency of never dropping out of the top four will tell you. But it is really starting to look like Arsenal might just have everything we need [...]
Most Arsenal fans will agree that yesterday's game was not the usual Arsenal style of sexy attacking football that we have seen in the last few weeks, but the fact is that we somehow managed to sneak the 3 points in the end, albeit in controversial circumstances. But of course our French Prof was trying [.
Will Mustafi be up there with some of Arsenal's best defenders from Arsene Wenger's reign? During 20 years at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has had some fantastic defenders to go into the Arsenal starting eleven. The likes of Adams, Campbell and Keown are all certainly up there at centre back, but in more the latter years [.
This win as important as the one against Chelsea! by Konstantin Mitov I enjoyed this one! I really did! I had lost hope... I felt like it'd be one of those Arsene days where after some good results we'd slip up and to be honest there were numerous reasons to disallow our goal, but who [...]
Arsenal managed to steal all three points today, with a questionable winner which will no doubt leave our opponents reeling. There was little to talk about from the first-half of the match, with many passes being over hit, and both defences clearing up any attacking threats, and the second-half wasn't much better.
I know that the central midfield area is probably the strongest part of the current Arsenal squad, with options like Aaron Ramsey and the on loan Jack Wilshere to come back and fight for their places with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Elneny and Coquelin. That is the way that Arsene Wenger likes it though, [.
I guess that the future of Arsene Wenger as the manager of Arsenal could depend on what happens with the Gunners on the pitch over the course of the current season, although I am not sure if winning the Premier League title or another big trophy would make him more or less likely to stay. [...]
This week's View From The Enemy comes from the Lancashire Telegraph, who are very impressed with the work done by the Claret's manager Sean Dyche and sees some similarities to the work done by a younger Arsene Wenger when he first arrived at Arsenal. Dyche himself obviously admires Le Prof greatly and you can see [.
Due to past experience I can't help but feel jittery when Arsenal are on a brilliant run of wins, and then we are poised to face a so-called "easy" opponent. Past experience tells me that we will get overconfident and think we simply need to turn up to win....but life rarely turns out that way... [..
Arsenal spent quite a lot of money on bringing the 29 year-old Lucas Perez into the squad at the end of the transfer window, and everybody (the fans anyway) thought that he was to be challenging Olivier Giroud for the central striker position, but it would appear we were all wrong! During the celebrations to [.
Theconfirmed line-up has been released by Arsenal, and we have I'm a little confused as to why we have no striker in our squad. As expected, Alexis Sanchez has been given the central role, with his impressive partnership with Theo Walcott set to continue, but the surprise comes with both Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez [.
We all know that Arsenal can be brilliant and give any other team on the planet a run for their money, but we are also too well aware that in recent years we have not done it on a consistent enough basis to mount a strong enough challenge for the Premier League trophy. We have [...]
Some Arsenal fans may not really care too much one way or the other about the reasons behind the high quality performances and impressive scoring form that we have seen from the England international star Theo Walcott recently, as long as the 27-year old keeps playing well and putting the ball in the back of [.
The last Premier League game that Arsenal played was widely talked about in the football media and was recognised as being a massive one for the Gunners and for Arsene Wenger, as it was against one of our big EPL title rivals and because Chelsea had that remarkable recent record against us. Just because we [.
Santi Cazorla has confirmed that he is hoping to continue his Arsenal career beyond the summer, but has not been offered a contract as of yet. The midfielder has proven to be a vastly consistent performer in recent years, and is one of the first names on the team-sheet so far this season. Cazorla is [.
Granit Xhaka has claimed that Arsenal need to show they are willing to give it their all this year to try and end a 13-year spell of not winning the league. The Swiss international joined from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer, and is already making an impression on Gunners fans, as well as being touted as [.
It is very easy to see that the Arsenal players have been having a whale of a time while they have been knocking in goals left, right and centre in the last few games, and Arsene Wenger thinks that it is because they are enjoying themselves on the pitch. "They have a taste for more, [...]
At the end of last season (and the season before in fact), there was a large minority of Arsenal fans that wanted Arsene Wenger to either resign or be sacked, which was made clear by thousands of comments on this site as well as others. But after our transfer activity this summer (and our excellent [.
Burnley may have just been promoted from the Championship, but they have already proven that that they are no pushovers, especially at Turf Moor, and they are comfortably in mid-table after the first six games in the Premier League. Although the Clarets lost 1-0 to Swansea on this season's opening day, that is actually there [.
I hope that I am wrong about this little bit of Arsenal transfer news and that there is a perfectly good reason why Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board have not yet tied down our little Spanish magician Santi Cazorla to a new contract. We have heard over and over again in recent years, however, [...]