Just Arsenal Archives for January 2017

Pick your Arsenal defence with Koscielny AND Kolasinac out?

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Arsenal fans, and Arsene Wenger of course, will be hoping that he does not have to select his Arsenal side to face Brighton tomorrow without the French centre back Laurent Koscielny or the left sided summer signing Sead Kolasinac being available, but in the injury update he gave to the Arsenal website the boss did [.

Have Arsenal been reinvesting revenue in the club fully?

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Ivan Gazidis has claimed that Arsenal will 'continue' to invest all incomes back into the club, but has that been the case? The first thing that fans look at when considering spending is of course the transfers that have come and gone, and on that front our income has simply not been spent, with AFC [.

Koscielny’s ‘ongoing’ injury highlights Arsenal transfer failing

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So as a lot of Arsenal fans will remember from last season and even before that, Laurent Koscielny has some sort of ongoing injury problem. Ahead of the Arsenal home game in the Premier League this week, Arsene Wenger suggested in an Arsenal.com report that it might keep the France international star out of the [.

Wenger’s BIG job ahead of Arsenal v Brighton?

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Despite Arsenal having picked up the pace a bit in the Premier League since the shaky start to the season saw us lose two of the first three games, we are still a little bit off the pace in the new title race. The likes of Man City, Chelsea, Man United have opened up an [...]

Getting 100th goal to see Giroud hit TOP form for Arsenal?

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To be fair to the Arsenal and France forward Olivier Giroud, he has not been given as much time on the pitch as would have liked so far this season by Arsene Wenger, to get that landmark 100th goal in Arsenal colours and join an elite group of Gunners including greats like Ian Wright and [...]

Which, if any, of Arsenal’s EPL rivals will slip this weekend?

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I may be asking for trouble with this question, as it might turn out to be Arsenal that ends up dropping some vital Premier League points this weekend while our rivals all go an win. I doubt it, though, about Arsenal at least, as I feel we are growing into the season and should have [...]

Is unappreciated Ramsey set to be Arsenal’s next contract rebel?

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You can't blame Ramsey for considering his future? by Dan Smith I'm sure we have all read articles to the point of nausea referring to our policy (or lack of) of offering our best players new contracts. Even our PR department have stopped bothering trying to fool themselves that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will [.

Milestone – Watch all 100 goals from Olivier Giroud for Arsenal

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The much-maligned Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been called many things by Arsenal fans, from Donkey to SuperSub, but there is no denying the fact that he has been banging in a respectable amount of goals for the Gunners ever since he arrived. So let's just sit back and watch all 100 of his goals [.

Why Arsenal still have every chance of winning the Premier League

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A lot of people, including a lot of depressive Arsenal fans, wrote off Arsenal's chances of winning the title after we lost our first two away games. This is why I think it is much too early to predict anything.... Pablo Picasso One game at a time. Eyeing the EPL trophy at this moment is [...]

Arsenal’s EPL boost after Brighton’s top striker banned

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I know that we should not have to be looking for any advantage to help Arsenal win the next Premier League match, as it is at home to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion, but the Seagulls are not faced with a third game in just six days and the Gunners are, so I am [...]

Arsenal debate – Can Gooners really now say Jack is BACK?

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So far this season the Arsenal and England midfield star has completed exactly zero minutes in the Premier League, so of course it is a little bit early to be talking about him getting a new contract or once again being a key member of the Arsenal first team, but after what was expected from [...]

Has Germany done Arsenal DOUBLE favour by dropping Ozil?

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We do not really know what goes on behind the scenes or in the thoughts of the manager at our own club Arsenal, no matter how much we may read about the goings on in north London, so we are bound to be even more in the dark about other teams, making my thoughts on [...]

Jack Wilshere: ‘I love Arsenal and want to stay’

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Jack Wilshere has declared his love for Arsenal having made his return to first team action in recent weeks. The midfielder has made the starting line-up twice in September, against Doncaster Rovers and BATE Borisov, and has expressed his satisfaction at returning to the Gunners fold. "I definitely feel I am back," said Wilshere.

Do Arsenal fans want to see both Lacazette and Giroud together?

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Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Olivier Giroud, despite his style not pleasing to the eye for all concerned. The 30 year-old knocked in his 100th goal for our club last night, bettering records of Robin Van Persie and Dennis Bergkamp in the process, as he helped us on the way to [.

‘Lacazette no better than Giroud’ claims former Arsenal star

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Aleksandr Hleb has given his opinion on Arsenal's summer transfer window ahead of the clash between of his former sides. The 36 year-old is currently plying his trade back in his home country, as well as starring for his international side, but with two of his former clubs set to take each other on in [.

France squad a timely boost for Arsenal duo as Man Utd moan

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With his two well taken goals in the Premier League this week bringing his Arsenal tally up to a very respectable four goals from just seven appearances, and not all of them from the start, the summer signing from Lyon should be feeling pretty pleased with himself and life at his new club. We know [.

Should Arsenal oppose Christmas Eve fixture with Liverpool?

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Arsenal have been asked if they would be able to support a fixture move for their clash with Liverpool, moving the date from Saturday 23 December to the following day. The Reds supporters group Spirit of Shankly have already released a statement opposing the proposed move, which they claim would leave many fans struggling to [.

Arsenal player ratings from BATE _ Wilshere clear MOTM

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Perhaps if Theo Walcott had scored his third goal and bagged his sixth hat-trick in Arsenal colours it would have made the choice of Man of the Match from the 4-2 win at BATE Borisov more difficult, but he didn't and was a bit greedy in going for it. He really should have passed to [...]

Is Ozil set for extended run on the Arsenal sidelines because of ‘trust’?

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Martin Keown has claimed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger cannot trust Mesut Ozil any longer. The German international has been a key player for our side since joining from Real Madrid in 2013, but over the past year, a number of questions have been raised against him. Ozil has allowed his contract to run inside [.

Europa League actually a GOOD thing for Arsenal?

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To be perfectly honest, when Arsenal were struggling last season and looking likely to miss out on the top four and a subsequent Champions League spot, I half hoped that we would crumble and not even make it into the Europa League. The chances are that the club would then have had to part company [..

BATE v Arsenal – Giroud’s 100th helps Gunners win goal fest

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This was not exactly a defensive masterclass from either side, as the 4-2 scoreline suggests, but at least it was Arsenal who scored more than the home side BATE Borisov to give the Gunners a second Europa League win and put us well in control of the group. You could have been forgiven for thinking [.

Wenger to shock Arsenal fans with team for BATE Borisov?

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It depends which of Arsene Wenger's comments about Arsenal and the approach to our season in the unfamiliar European competition that is the Europa League you have been listening to I suppose, because the Frenchman has been a bit contradictory on the issue ever since we first found out our fate on the final day [.

OFFICIAL Arsenal XI for BATE

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It was quite hard to put your finger on what sort of Arsenal team we would be seeing tonight in Belarus as the Gunners take on BATE Borisov. With this Europa League tie being the second of three matches in just six games in a fairly horrible fixture pile up it was expected to be [...]

EPL ban risk making Arsenal start Sanchez against BATE?

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If there is one Arsenal player who you would pick to be able to cope with a heavy workload it would probably be Alexis Sanchez, so even though the Chile international started and almost completed the Premier League clash at home to West Brom on Monday night, he would probably be fine to do the [...]

Why Arsenal will sell Giroud to Everton in January?

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The Arsenal and France international star was apparently right at the top of Ronald Koeman's transfer wish list in the summer, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming that the deal was very close to going through at some stages of the window. Perhaps if Arsene Wenger had been successful with the attempt to sign his [.

Arsenal chasing top 4 or title? Gooners backing Man City or Chelsea?

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Arsenal fans will obviously be hoping that all six of the clubs currently sitting above the Gunners in the Premier League table drop points this weekend, unlikely as it may be. At least one of them will, though, because Antonio Conte takes his Chelsea team to high flying Man City and that brings up an [.

BATE Borisov v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal make the long trip to Belarus today to take on Bate Borisov in today's Europa League group match. The Gunners come into the game with impressive form, but having left a large number of first-team stars in England, they may struggle tonight. Arsene Wenger is believed to have opted to leave behind as many [.

Arsenal boss urges youngsters to grasp first-team opportunity

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Arsene Wenger has named a young squad to travel to Belarus for tonight's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov, and has told his Arsenal youngsters to take advantage of any opportunity they are given. The French manager is quoted as revealing that only a maximum of two youngsters will start the 6PM kick-off tonight, but [.

Arsenal boss rues fixture congestion but refuses to complain?

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Arsene Wenger is supposedly not complaining about Arsenal's congested week, but it sounds like he kind of is... Our side has already played on Monday evening in the Premier League, and now looks forward to two more matches between now and Sunday. Wenger should have already foreseen an unfavourable schedule thanks to playing in the [.

Would Alexis have wanted to stay at Arsenal as captain?

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Daily Star journalist Harry Pratt has claimed that Alexis Sanchez should have been promoted to Arsenal captain, and that could well have extended his stay in North London. The talk about captaincy at the Emirates has come around a few times, with out club opting to have a non-playing captain for a number of years [.

Arsenal and PSG preparing TRIPLE transfer deal for January?

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Arsenal fans may not want our Chile international star to leave the Gunners at all, and if he cannot be persuaded to stay it would certainly be a help to get as many games out of him as we can before his current contract expires next summer. At the same time, I think a lot [...]

Even star striker says Arsenal defence is key to success

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Arsenal do sometimes finish a football match without having hit the back of the net, or like in our Premier League away game at Stoke this season finish with a zero to our name despite hitting the back of the net, but you would usually bet on the Gunners to score at least once. The [...]

Man City tell Arsenal to FORGET January transfer of Sterling

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When all the football media outlets were full of Arsenal transfer rumours linking our Chile international striker with a summer move to Man City, there were quite a few claiming that the City boss Pep Guardiola was so keen to be reunited with his former player from FA Barcelona that he was willing to let [.

Does Pulis have a point about Arsenal players and referees?

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'Oh we do like to moan beside the Emirates' should perhaps be the theme tune of Tony Pulis, who has not only lost every time he has come to play Arsenal with his current club West Bromwich Albion, but in all of the games when he was the boss at Stoke City as well, making [...]

Set piece success a reward for Arsenal’s hard work in training?

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It is safe to say that, in recent years, Arsenal have not exactly forged ourselves a great reputation as being set-piece specialists. Under Arsene Wenger the Gunners have had plenty of praise for all sorts of different aspects of the game, but defending corners and free kicks has not been one of them.

Are Arsenal team-mates distracting Alexis from performing?

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Chuba Akpom revealed that Alexis Sanchez is getting a hard time by his team-mates in the Arsenal dressing room of late, having become the subject of ridicule since failing to secure a switch away this summer. The Chilean was believed to have been keen on securing a move to a Champions League side all summer, [.

‘Europa League perfect to save Wilshere’s Arsenal career’

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Frank Lampard has claimed that Jack Wilshere should be able to use the Europa League to get his Arsenal career back on track this season. The 25 year-old is into the final season of his current contract, and isn't believed to have been offered a new deal as of yet, and must prove his fitness [...]

Did ref rage prove Alexis commitment to Arsenal cause?

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A lot of people have been talking about the Arsenal and Chile international star this season, after his much reported to Man City or a number of other clubs this summer did not happen and the striker was apparently pretty cheesed off on transfer deadline day about it all. There were some fitness issues and [.

Has Arsenal’s home form let them down in recent years?

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Aaron Ramsey has revealed that Arsenal are concentrating on their home form this season following a 'fantastic' display on Monday night. The Gunners overcame West Brom 2-0 yesterday, although it was not as easy as the scoreline suggests. We had to battle with the Baggies and would have to consider ourselves a little lucky to [.

Can Arsenal fans now relax about Lacazette’s EPL ability?

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We are often told about how hard it can be for a player to come to the English Premier League after playing in other countries around Europe, and there have been examples with players that Arsenal have signed over the years struggling to cope with the demands of the English game. Some players signed by [.

Pulis frustrated as Arsenal’s Alexis should have been sent off?

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis has ranted about refereeing decisions which he feels went against his side in yesterday's 2-0 loss to Arsenal, claiming that Alexis Sanchez could have been sent off. The Gunners came away with all three points, but the opposing manager feels his side were hard done by officials, while pointing the [.

Arsenal boss hails trio for stand-out displays in West Brom win

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Arsene Wenger has praised Mohamed Elneny, Nacho Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette for their performances for Arsenal against West Bromwich Albion last night. The Gunners snatched a 2-0 win in the Monday Night Football encounter at the Emirates Stadium yesterday, but the scoreline doesn't reflect the overall play.

Should Arsenal have persuaded Tielemans to snub Monaco?

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Youri Tielemans has revealed that he had wanted to join Arsenal, but didn't believe he would have had enough chances in the first-team. The young Belgian has been under the watchful eye of many big clubs across Europe in recent seasons, having broken into the Anderlecht first-team at the tender age of 16.

Does Wenger ‘have’ to play Alexis after Deadline Day drama?

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Chris Sutton has claimed that Alexis Sanchez simply has to play for Arsenal after the saga which saw him stay on deadline day. Manchester City had agreed a fee with the Gunners on deadline day, believed to be in the region of£60-70 Million, only for Arsenal to fail to persuade replacement Thomas Lemar to come [.

Arsenal player ratings from West Brom win – Monreal MOTM

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There were good performances from a number of Arsenal stars last night, as well as another spirited team effort to see off an impressive and up for it West Brom. Lacazette's two goals capped an all round sharp game, while Alexis Sanchez continued towards his best. But the star of the show, for me was [.

Wenger to change complete Arsenal XI for trip to BATE Borisov?

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The thing about being a big Premier League club that always gets into Europe, even if it is only the Europa League and not the Champions League this time, is that you need to have a big squad to compete in four competitions and Arsene Wenger will need to use his wisely this week. It [...]

Ramsey reckons home form can fire Arsenal into title race

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The good news for Arsenal fans is that our next Premier League game, and the last one before the next international break comes around, is going to be played at the Emirates Stadium. The fact that our visitors on Sunday will be newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion does not hurt but it seems to [..

Arsenal v West Brom review – Lacazette at the double!!

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Well I suppose you could say that, in one way, Arsenal did what they needed to do in the first half. We started well and went in to the break with a goal scored and a clean sheet. That was far from being the whole story, though, as the Gunners rode some luck and the [...]

OFFICIAL Arsenal XI for WBA – Ramsey, Xhaka and Elneny in?

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With all of the usual suspects in the Premier League picking up three points at the weekend, there really is no leeway for Arsenal at home to West Bromwich Albion. Anything less than a win will be seen as a failure and will increase the pressure on our already under fire manager. Arsene Wenger and [.

‘Jack Wilshere belongs at Arsenal and should stay put’

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Darius Vassell has claimed that Jack Wilshere should concentrate on plying his trade with Arsenal, and not be considering the exit door. The England international has had a torrid time in recent years with injury after injury, and just as he looked like he was building his strength up on loan with Bournemouth last term, [.

Arsenal boss shuts down claims of departed stars

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Arsene Wenger has hit out at the claims that Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will progress better having left Arsenal. The pair both left the club on deadline day this summer, joining West Brom and Liverpool respectively, and both have made comments talking positively about their departures.

Does this show Arsenal fired up for West Brom clash?

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The worst thing that Arsenal could do after our last Premier League game saw a much more committed and determined team than most people expected away to Chelsea, would be to slip back to the bad old ways we have seen way too often in recent years. It would not be the first time that [...]

Do Alexis and Ozil work better with ruthless managers?

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Do Alexis and Ozil work better with ruthless managers? By Goonerboy It is becoming more and more likely that Arsenal will lose both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, of which some Gooners are already resigned to, and personally I can't wait to see them leave, as I only want players that are committed and loyal [.

Should Gooners be as positive as Liverpool legend is about Arsenal?

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It is quite rare to see many positive stories about Arsenal in the football media, especially at the moment when we have finally failed to make the Champions League under Arsene Wenger and have started the news season poorly and sit down in 12th place in the Premier League table. It is even rarer to [.

Arsenal thriving with positive momentum ahead of West Brom

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Defender Hector Bellerin has stated that Arsenal's morale is positive following a upturn in fortunes of late. The Gunners started the season with two losses from their opening three league meetings, including a disastrous 4-0 demolition at the hands of Liverpool, and thinks were looking ominous for our campaign after a tough transfer window also.

Arsenal v West Brom preview, line-up and score prediction

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West Bromwich Albion make the trip down to North London to take on Arsenal tonight in Premier League matchweek six. The visitors have lost the last six of their previous trips to the Emirates Stadium, with their last win coming in 2010, and also come into the match without a win in their last three [.

Do Wenger’s emotions hold Arsenal squad back?

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that allowing Kieran Gibbs to leave Arsenal this summer 'hurt' him, more than the departure of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Gunners sold both players in the final day of the transfer window, with the Ox joining Liverpool and Gibbs joining West Bromwich Albion. Both players have been very average for our side [.

Can Arsenal really reject £40m transfer bid for Giroud?

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I suppose that a lot could depend on what happens with Arsenal over the next few months, until the winter transfer window swings open after the new year. But as things stand you would have to assume that an offer of around £40 million for Olivier Giroud would be enough to persuade Arsene Wenger to [.

Do Arsenal fans agree that Welbeck is ahead of Alexis Sanchez now?

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When I ash you whether you agree with the former Arsenal and Scotland striker Charlie Nicholas about Danny Welbeck being ahead of Alexis Sanchez in the pecking order at Arsenal at the minute, I must point out that the football pudit does mean assuming both players are match fit, because the England international is currently [.

Wenger living in dreamland or will Arsenal transfer policy come good?

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Arsenal fans were understandably frustrated one again this summer with the transfer action, or lack of it, done by Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board. Two players signed and one of those on a free was not what most of wanted but a lot of us were not that surprised as the Frenchman has not [...]

Is this Arsenal fan RIGHT about Wright and the Ox?

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We have all seen I an wright getting angry about Arsenal, which is fairly understandable as we have all been there plenty of times and Arsenal have given us plenty of reasons to complain over the years, Even when we do not agree with our former players who are now pundits, I think we tend [...]

Arsenal in danger of dropping out of EPL title race?

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The pressure is really on Arsenal at the minute, because a combination of our own slow start to the new Premier League season and the strong start from our EPL rivals, as well as the way that the fixture list has worked out this weekend means that even at this early stage the Gunners are [...]

Arsenal urged to drop Xhaka? Should they?

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Charlie Nicholas has urged Arsenal to drop Granit Xhaka for the coming matches, claiming they do not need a holding midfielder at home to such teams. The Gunners host West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, and having seen all their top six rivals having won already this weekend, will be keen to follow suit.

Mounting injury problems already a BIG concern for Arsenal?

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I was just thinking about Arsene Wenger as he prepares Arsenal for the next game, which is at home to West Brom in the Premier League, because it is the first of three games in the space of six days and although we know the boss is going to make the EPL games a priority [...]

Arsenal to do a Chelsea and go on EPL winning run?

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It is probably nothing more than a coincidence that Arsenal and Chelsea played in the Premier League recently almost an exact year from what many people see as the turning point in last season´s race to the EPL title. And just as Chelsea turned things around from that point Arsenal fans will be hoping that [.

Wenger’s use of Arsenal star bizarrely backed by Mourinho

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I am not trying to say that Jose Mourinho is wrong in what he has said about Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, although I am not entirely sure that I agree with him. It is just that I do not expect to hear the Portuguese say anything that backs up the Arsenal [...]

Are Arsenal giving up on Mesut Ozil contract talks?

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Arsenal are claimed to be resigned to losing Mesut Ozil before next season, with talks believed to have gone south. The German international has failed to agree terms on a contract extension over the past year, and with his current deal set to expire come the end of the campaign, he looks ever likely to [.

Which players should Arsenal use to give Bellerin a rest?

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Who Should our back up full backs be? By Dan smith Arsene Wenger has had at least enough self respect to not get the excuses in early by not complaining that next week we have to play three games in the space of 6 days. Unlike Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp, who campaign to change [...]

Is Alexis Sanchez holding up Lacazette’s Arsenal career?

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I don't think that is quite at the time for panic stations for Arsenal fans over our summer signing, but at the same time I think it is fair to say that Alexandre Lacazette has yet to show us Gooners why Arsene Wenger went out of his way and broke the club's transfer record to [...]

Are FIFA right to choose Arsenal scorpion-kick over Man United’s?

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FIFA have released their nominees for the Puskas 2017 Award, and Arsenal's scorpion kick scored by Olivier Giroud has made the list, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan's similar finish did not. Manchester United fans have reacted with frustration following the announcement of the Puskas nominations, with Mkhitaryan being overlooked for the award.

Should Arsenal be punished for struggling to handle Cologne encounter?

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Arsenal's match against Cologne in the Europa League opening group game was marred by trouble and disruption last week, and UEFA have now tasked somebody with investigating the issues. The encounter was delayed by an hour following the unexpected arrival of 20,000 Cologne fans to London and mass number of fans who travelled to the [.

Arsenal to benefit from extra days off before West Brom?

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It feels to me like Arsenal are at a crucial stage of the season. A possible crossroads, if you like, where things could go backwards, sideways, or hopefully onwards after a slow and shaky start. There is another international break coming up soon and we need to get to it with two Premier League wins [.

Some GOOD new for Arsenal fans on Alexis Sanchez transfer saga

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This latest piece of Arsenal transfer news may not mean that the Gunners are now favourites to lift the Premier League trophy next May, or even to finish in the top four. A lot can happen over the course of a season but from the early stages it certainly looks like both the Manchester clubs [...]

Will 9 point gap make Arsenal come good or crumble?

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There is nothing that Arsenal can do to affect the state of the Premier League table, at least until Monday night when we play host to a West Brom team that has not been showing the usual defensive solidity that we expect to see from a Tony Pulis managed team but is still a point [...]

Will Alex Iwobi be a ‘top-class player’ for Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Alex Iwobi, but claimed he must add goals and assists to his impressive displays. The Nigerian international has earned his place in the first-team squad in recent seasons, but despite impressing going forward, seems to struggle to find that key pass which leads to a goal or that final [.

Could Neymar tempt Arsenal’s Sanchez to choose PSG over PL rivals?

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Manchester City are said to be fearing that Paris Saint-Germain could beat them to the signature of Alexis Sanchez, and Arsenal must be hoping that is the case. The Chilean is out of contract at the end of the season, and would be allowed to talk to prospective clubs outside the UK from January, and [.

Are pundits mocking Arsenal? Welbeck more important than Sanchez?

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Alexis Sanchez has been Arsenal's most valuable player since joining the club back in 2014, but pundits are claiming that Danny Welbeck is more important to our side at present. The Chilean was left out of the starting line-up against Chelsea last weekend, and our side earned a hard-fought 0-0 draw away to the champions, [.

Do Arsenal fans need a reality check?

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To Criticize or not to criticize: what is the role of the supporters? Guest post by Viera Lyn If you believe that voicing one's opinions is tantamount to treason, it's time you recognized your role in the lowering of expectations at our once great club. One needs to look no further than at those teams [.

Is Wenger right to play down Wilshere’s return for Arsenal?

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Arsenal fans are very rarely backwards in coming forwards with our opinions on anything to do with our club, be it the way the club is run from the top down by silent Stan Kroenke, the wisdom of keeping Arsene Wenger as the manager, the performances of each individual player or even the price of [...

Will Arsenal start Giroud and Alexis despite bad blood?

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I am not sure that there is too much for Arsenal fans to worry about with the story of some bad feeling between two of our strikers Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, but hey, what do I know? If there is then it might be an issue for Arsene Wenger to consider as he prepares [...]

Liverpool woes to let Arsenal seal transfer of Van Dijk?

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I must admit that I was surprised that Arsene Wenger did not sign another centre back for Arsenal during the summer transfer window, especially with Per Mertesacker on the verge of hanging up his boots and doubts over the ability of Laurent Koscielny to play throughout a whole season without any fitness issues.

Can Wilshere challenge Arsenal’s favoured midfield duo?

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Martin Keown has claimed that Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are keeping Jack Wilshere out of contention for Arsenal at present, but can he force his manager to consider him? The former Gunners youth product has long been considered a future captain of our side, but has looked like an exit could be on the [.

Arsenal accused of tapping-up? Right or wrong?

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Arsenal have been accused of 'tapping-up' Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, but are they innocent? The goalposts are certainly flexible when it comes to the terms of unlawful pursuits of players, with a number of big clubs given huge leeway when it comes to talking about rival clubs stars, and Arsene Wenger is one to claim [.

Wenger insists Alexis ready to play after full Doncaster appearance

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Arsene Wenger defended his decision to allow Alexis Sanchez to play the full 90 minutes for Arsenal against Doncaster Rovers in midweek. The Chilean started and finished only his second match of the season thus far yesterday in the 1-0 win over the League One side, and fans had questioned the decision to force him [.

Did West Brom just give Arsenal timely warning for EPL clash?

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Any Arsenal fan who watched the lads toil against the League One side Doncaster last night will not need me to tell them that the performance will need to be better when we get back to Premier League action on Monday night, but perhaps that will serve the side well and avoid any sort of [...]

Arsenal get lucky again with easiest draw in Carabao Cup

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Arsenal are not the only Premier League club that was handed a tie against lower league opposition for the next round of the Carabao cup, as there are five teams from the Championship among the 16 sides left in the competition and they have been spread around. So there will only be three all EPL [...

Arsenal boss optimistic of quick recovery on last night’s injuries

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Theo Walcott and Calum Chambers both had to be taken off against Doncaster Rovers last night, but the Arsenal boss doesn't expect either to be out for long. The Gunners limped to a 1-0 win over League One strugglers thanks to a Walcott goal, but the goalscorer was not able to finish the match. The [.

Arsenal to offer Cavani transfer lifeline from PSG?

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Arsenal fans really have no idea what the transfer plans of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board will be when the winter transfer window rolls around in January. I am still none the wiser about what happened in the previous window this summer to be honest. After making a profit when most Arsenal fans were [.

Welbeck injury blow actually good timing for Arsenal?

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It must be an extremely frustrating for the Arsenal and England international forward Danny Welbeck to have picked up an injury that looks set to keep him out of action for about a month, because Wellbz was enjoying a good run in the starting line-up and was in good form with goals for club and [...]

Draxler finally ready for transfer to Arsenal?

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It feels like the Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the Germany international Julian Draxler have been going on forever. It has certainly been a staple of the football rumour mongers in every transfer window over the last few years, but it cannot have been that long because the player is still only 24-years old.

Wenger surprised by Doncaster and not too pleased with Arsenal

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It was not as if Arsene Wenger got the hairdryer out on the Arsenal team that struggled to a 1-0 win over the League One club Doncaster last night, although Sir Alex Ferguson was there so he could have borrowed one off the former United manager if needed. But you could tell that the Frenchman [...]

Arsenal player ratings from Doncaster win – Wilshere MOTM

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None of the Arsenal players on the pitch as we progressed to the next round of the league cup with a 1-0 win over League One's Doncaster last night was on top form, but Arsenal did still dominate the game and deserved to win. Theo Walcott scored the only goal but I am giving my [...]

Arsenal v Doncaster review – Job done but only just…

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Even though Arsene Wenger made a complete change to the Arsenal starting line from the weekend draw away to Chelsea in the Premier League, he was still not willing to take too many chances in this Carabao cup game at home to Doncaster, so the visitors were facing a strong Gunners side including Walcott, Giroud [.

Confirmed teams for Arsenal v Doncaster – Wilshere & Nelson start!

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Arsenal have announced their makeshift team for the Carabao Cup encounter with Doncaster Rovers. As expected, Arsene Wenger has given chances to a number of fringe players, although a good balance of experience and youth is starting in today's line-up. You will all be pleased to hear the Reiss Nelson has been given the start [.

Arsenal wary of Ferguson effect in Doncaster cup clash?

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It looks, on paper at least, like a breeze through to the next round of the Carabao cup for Arsenal tonight, as in Doncaster we are faced with a side languishing down near the bottom of League One and they have not won any of their last six league matches. As the late, great manager [...]

Will Arsenal return Wilshere to top form in time for transfer?

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Arsene Wenger has claimed that Jack Wilshere is nearing his best at present, but his Arsenal contract remains in its final year. The midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and having been linked with the exit door for over a year now, looks more likely to leave then sign a [...]

Doncaster boss believes they have a chance to beat Arsenal tonight

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On paper, tonights Caraboa Cup game against Doncaster Rovers looks like a piece of cake for even a second-string Arsenal side, especially with players like Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott in the team. But the Donny boss Darren Ferguson, who's father obviously had a great rivalry with Arsene Wenger, is adamant that his [.

Do Ozil and Sanchez mess up the Arsenal ‘dynamics’?

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Ian Wright has claimed that Arsenal should consider playing without both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. The Gunners earned a hard-fought draw away to Chelsea this weekend, in a match they very-well could have won, and the intriguing part is that neither of our so-called key men started the match. Aaron Ramsey put in a [.

Has Ramsey finally found perfect role in Arsenal system?

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Aaron Ramsey has been focussed on for praise for his display for Arsenal against Chelsea this weekend, and is said to have dominated Cesc Fabregas. The Gunners earned a hard-fought 0-0 draw away to the Premier League champions on Sunday, and Aaron Ramsey has rightly been singled out for his performance.

Proof that Arsenal play better with Mesut Ozil on the pitch!

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Stat Attack One result changes nothing, stats show Arsenal do need Mesut Ozil by Russell Cane Arsenal win more, lose less, score more, concede less and pick up more points when Mesut Ozil plays, stats from Oulala.com reveal. However that doesn't back up former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown's claim that Arsenal don't need Mesut [.

Arsenal team news ahead of Doncaster – Ozil still out but Wilshere is ready to prove himself again

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Arsenal are gearing up to take on Doncaster this evening in the Caraboa Cup at the Emirates and it looks like we will be seeing the first starts of the season for both Calum Chambers and Jack Wilshere, but Mesut Ozil is still not ready to come back into the squad. When asked about the [...]

Lacazette praises Reiss Nelson – Should he play tonight?

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All Arsenal fans that were watching Reiss Nelson in the Gunners tour of Australia and China couldn't have failed to be impressed by his silky skills, which I highlighted in a video at the beginning of the season, but for our new 52m GBP signing Alexandre Lacazette to have been just as impressed is high [.

Arsenal fans having a laugh at Liverpool over Ox transfer?

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When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down a new contract offer from Arsenal this summer, worth something like £180,000 a week according to some Arsenal transfer rumours, it was a real kick in the teeth for the Gunners and Arsene Wenger who appeared to be bending over backwards to please the England international and persuade him to [.

Arsenal should still beat Doncaster by a landslide despite second-string line-up

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Arsenal vs Doncaster Preview by Jon A disciplined performance against Chelsea on Sunday gave many Arsenal fans optimism moving forward. Wenger's men mark themselves as the only side to prevent Conte's Chelsea from scoring at home since his arrival in April 2016. More importantly, Arsenal finally succeeded in stopping the rot against their London rivals [.

Can Arsenal fans stop with the #WengerOut comments – It’s just pointless

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Am I the only one that gets bored stiff with commenters coming on to JustArsenal to just bash Arsene Wenger while completely ignoring the subject of the article? Did anyone notice that last summer Wenger was given a two-year extension to his contract, and no matter how much you protest or write @WengerOut in the [.

“The pressure is on Arsenal” against Doncaster

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Arsenal are preparing for the visit of lowly Doncaster Rovers in the Caraboa Cup tomorrow night, and it should be an easy win with Donny just one point above the League One relegation zone with just one win in their first 8 games. But a Cup game is a Cup game and as we know, [...]

Does Chelsea draw prove that Arsenal should have sold Ozil and Alexis?

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Arsenal lost out on a potential 100m GBP by refusing to sell Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez despite the very real threat of them walking away from the club for nothing next summer, not to mention the potential disruption from the inevitable transfer rumours as they near the end of those contracts. But yesterday, Arsenal [.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Lucas Moura, Julian Draxler and Adrien Rabiot

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The summer window has only recently closed, but that won't stop the rumour mill from linking Arsenal with possible new additions that could arrive in January. To start with, Lucas Moura has supposedly been earmarked for a move to the Emirates Stadium should either Alexis or team-mate Mesut Ozil secure moves in the winter window.

Is Arsenal’s academy simply not working any more?

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Sunday presented a slight shift in Arsenal's poor start to the season. Wenger's men produced a stalemate at the Bridge against Conte's rampant Chelsea. This is the first time that the Blues have failed to score at home since the Italian took charge. But should this performance and result be allowed to mask the underlying [.

Pick your Arsenal team to brush past Doncaster

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Arsenal's second-string side got past Cologne in the Europa League last week, and if anything this Caraboa Cup game at home to Doncaster should be even easier. Cologne may have lost their opening four games in the Bundesliga, but Doncaster are two tiers below us in League One and have won just one game out [.

Should Arsenal sell Alexis to Real Madrid in January?

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It could be another nervous and frantic transfer period for Arsenal fans when the winter window opens in a few months, as there is a good chance that at least one big club is going to want to sign our Chile international, but with Alexis Sanchez then just a few short months from being available [...]

Arsenal boss defends treatment of club-record signing Lacazette

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Tony Cascarino has slammed the way in which Arsenal have treated Alexandre Lacazette since his big-money move from Lyon this summer, but Arsene Wenger has defended his stance. The former Chelsea striker has claimed that the club-record signing hasn't been treated as he should, featuring much less than he should considering his substantial fee, and [.

So the Arsenal injury problems begin to mount up again

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Danny Welbeck succumbed to a severe groin strain after playing just 5 matches of the season and he will be out for some time according to Arsene Wenger, but why he calls it a "good" injury I have no idea! "He has a groin problem. I don't know how severe it is but it looks [...]

Arsenal’s great performance even more important than the result against Chelsea

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Anyone who watched Arsenal's abysmal defeat to Liverpool in our last away game would have been forgiven for thinking they were watching a completely different side to the one that turned up at Stamford Bridge yesterday. This was a team of fighters that played fast free-flowing football and looked in control of the Champions for [.

Yes Arsenal worked hard v Chelsea but that should be NORMAL

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I am already worried about the next few games coming up for Arsenal, whereas I really should be feeling a lot more optimisitic after seeing the Gunners put on a much more spirited show against Chelsea at the weekend than we have seen so far this season. The reason for my concern is the way [...]

A WengerOut supporter admits the Arsenal boss got it right at last!

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Congratulations from a "Wenger Out" supporter by AndersS Yes, I admit it. I thought we were going to lose to Chelsea by a few goals, and I still think we will not come back to anywhere near winning the Premier League before we get a new manager. But I also think the performance against Chelsea [...]

Arsenal set for 3-way Rabiot transfer battle with Spurs and Inter?

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I am not sure if the phrase 'looking forward to' ever really applies to Arsenal fans when it comes to any transfer window, be it summer or winter or whether we are in desperate need of new players or not, because they are almost always a let down. Remember that January when we badly needed [...]

Does Arsenal’s Kolasinac inflict fear on opponents?

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David Luiz was sent off for a disgusting lunging tackle on Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac on Sunday, and former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins claim it was due to fear. The Gunners travelled to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with may pundits ruling out any chance of us coming away with any points whatsoever, but we earned a [.

Is Conte right to suggest refs have helped Arsenal against Chelsea?

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As an Arsenal fan I often find myself left fuming by a decision from a referee or one of his assistants which goes against us. I really feel that recent years have been harsh on the Gunners in this respect, both in the Champions League and the Premier League. At the same time, though, I [...]

Arsenal could have beaten Chelsea but Wenger’s happy-ish

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There were a few heartstopping moments in Arsenal's excellent 0-0 draw with Chelsea, like Pedro going one-on-one with Cech only for Koscielny to interfere at the last second, and when Aaron Ramsey somehow skipped past the Chelsea defenders and toe-poked the ball onto the post, but all in all I thought a draw away at [.

Are you disappointed Arsenal didn’t beat Chelsea? Our defenders are…!

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I think that yesterday's game at Stamford Bridge was one of the most exciting 0-0 draws I have seen for some time, and although we had quite a few chances I believe that one point apiece was a fair result in the end, but the Arsenal wing-back Hector Bellerin is disappointed that we didn't take [...]

Is Arsenal transfer distraction right or an excuse from Wenger?

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Arsene Wenger did admit after his Arsenal team put in a much stronger and more resolute performance away to Chelsea this weekend than the last one at Anfield when we got drubbed by Liverpool, that he had been able to spend more time on the shape, organisation and all round defensive approach of his team.

Arsenal poised to climb EPL table and challenge big boys?

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The Premier League table is still not a nice looking thing to see for those of an Arsenal persuasion, as with five rounds of matches now played we are still in the bottom half. Having said that, Arsenal being 12th place just below Watford and just above Stoke City could be about to change very [...]

A point is good but should Arsenal have WON at Chelsea?

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Judging from the majority of comments from Arsenal fans in the build up to our fifth Premier League game of the season, most Gooners would have gladly taken a point from today's trip to Stamford Bridge. Perhaps snapped your hand off would be more accurate as we have a rotten record in recent games there [.

Chelsea v Arsenal review – Gritty Gunners deserve the draw (at least)

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Not many people gave Arsenal much of a chance of getting anything from our trip to Chelsea in the Premier League today, and that was before we heard the news that Mesut Ozil had picked up a minor muscle injury ahead of the game and that Alexis Sanchez would only be on the bench. But [...]

Why Arsenal fans should not be too hard on Holding

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I am not trying to telly you that the Arsenal and England under 21 international defender had a good game this week in the Europa League clash with Cologne. Far from it really, and we know what it takes for Arsene Wenger to make any sort of tactical substitution before his usual time of around [...]

Why Arsenal should NOT keep back four for Chelsea clash

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After Arsenal played so much better in the second half of the first Europa League group game this week, there will be Arsenal fans hoping that Arsene Wenger sticks with the system of playing a flat back four that he turned to after the sloppy first half showing against FC Cologne, but I think it [...

Is Merson having a laugh about Arsenal and Chelsea teams?

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While I am fully aware that not every Arsenal is as positive about the team and the quality that is available to Arsene Wenger in the Arsenal squad as I am, or as optimistic about our chances of success this season or even this weekend as we travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but [...]

Forget critics!! Arsenal NEED Ozil to get any joy at Chelsea

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You will not have to look very hard to find a football pundit willing to criticise the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil. The creative midfielder has been getting plenty of stick ever since he signed for the Gunners from Real Madrid back in 2013, with the usual lines trotted out being about his [.

Why oh why did Arsenal turn down Fabregas return?

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Arsene Wenger has helped to develop lots of star players through the Arsenal academy, but surely one of the best and most successful was the Spaniard Cesc Fabregas who was cruelly tapped up by Barcelona too early in his young career. But at least Wenger sensibly inserted a buy-back clause into the transfer agreement in [.

Is Welbeck a must for Arsenal v Chelsea?

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Paul Merson has claimed that Danny Welbeck has to start against Chelsea, as he is the only Arsenal player 'that causes them problems'. The England international has started in our last two encounters with the Blues, in which we came away with wins in the FA Cup final and Community Shield, and Merson believes he [.

Chelsea looking to create new record in 192nd derby against Arsenal – View From The Enemy

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This weeks View From The Enemy comes direct from the Official Chelsea website, and is an excellent statistic analysis and preview of Arsenal derbies over the years. It also reveals that Arsenal will have to stop Chelsea creating a new record against the Gunners..... Chelsea v Arsenal talking points Football eyes will turn to [.

CONFIRMED Arsenal team at Chelsea – Ozil OUT

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Arsenal were already up against it this weekend, as the fifth round of games in the Premier League season sees the Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge to take on the reigning EPL champions less than three days after facing the Ge4rman club FC Cologne in a Europa League clash, so the last thing Arsene Wenger [.

Are Arsenal too tactically naive to stop Chelsea?

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Danny Murphy has claimed that Arsenal are too 'tactically naive' to stop Chelsea this weekend, stating the Blues could win even without their best player Eden Hazard. The Gunners travel across London to take on the Premier League champions tomorrow, and many people are writing off our chances of stopping Antonio Conte's side, but Murphy [.

Arsenal top 4 hopes looking GOOD as Spurs and Liverpool struggle

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Fans of rival football teams and almost every pundit out there in the football media are quick enough to jump on Arsenal when we play badly or get the wrong result, so it is nice to see someone else struggle for a change, even though Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino never seem to get anything [..

Welbeck, Ozil or Sanchez – Who would you bench for Chelsea v Arsenal clash?

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Three Into Two Doesn't Go! If Wenger reverts to type and uses the 3 4 2 1 formation, we as fans could practically predict who Wenger would choose apart from the two behind the striker (Lacazette). The candidates for this position of the two behind the striker are Ozil, Welbeck and Sanchez. [...]

Arsenal are great odds to continue winning run against Chelsea

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Nowadays the Chelsea v Arsenal derby is just as important as the North London derby against Spurs in most Gooners' eyes, and the fact is that our League record against the Blues has not been very inspiring in recent years, especially at Stamford Bridge where we have lost on our last 5 visits and haven't [.

As under 23s go TOP! The future IS bright for Arsenal

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There has always been a lot of focus at Arsenal Football Club on the youth system. It is part of the football philosophy of Arsene Wenger to try to build from solid foundations and while we sometimes get a little bit frustrated with the boss not seeming to focus enough on short term success it [...]

Serie A striker the wrong January transfer target for Arsenal?

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According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, the Italian club Internazionale are so concerned about Arsenal signing their Argentina international star in the January transfer window or during next summer, that they are set to offer Mauro Icardi a new and improved contract. A report by The Mirror claims that Inter are planning [.

Three or four at back for Arsenal at Chelsea?

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It is perhaps fitting that it is a Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea which brings about me asking the question of whether Arsene Wenger should go with a formation of four at the back or three at the back for the Sunday clash with Chelsea. After all, it was our pasting of the [...]

The 5 HUGE positives for Arsenal from Cologne clash

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Not every single thing about the Europa League match between Arsenal and FC Cologne on Thursday night was positive from the Gunners' point of view. Far from it, in fact. The first half was pretty pedestrian and when David Ospina's mistake qwas punished to the full with the German club taking the lead it all [.

Lower expectations to help Arsenal beat Chelsea?

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Let's be honest, Gooners, and admit that not many people out there who have been watching what goes on in the early stages of the new season is giving Arsenal much of a chance of coming away from our Premier League match this weekend with all three points. The varying form and results of Arsenal [...

Former Gunner foresees another painful defeat against Chelsea

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Paul Merson is half-expecting another Liverpool-esque defeat this weekend when Arsenal take on Chelsea. The Gunners lost 4-0 to their Premier League rivals at Anfield a matter of weeks ago, in what can only be described as a disastrous display by our stars, but we have since shown grit to win our next two outings.

Stat Attack – Who signed the best striker this summer? Arsenal or Chelsea?

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Stat Attack by Russell Cane Ahead of Arsenal's trip to Chelsea this weekend, our friends at Oulala.com compared how both new strikers, Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, have begun life in the Premier League. Morata and Lacazette are now four games into their Premier League careers as Chelsea and Arsenal come head-to-head at Stamford Bridge [.

Forget we’re playing Chelsea – Arsenal just need to focus on their own game

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That may sound a bit flippant, considering that Arsenal's record against Chelsea in the League has been abysmal with just one win in our last 11 matches, but as the ex-Blue Petr Cech says, we need to remember our much better recent record in other games. "We have to draw a line under what happened [.

Do Arsenal have real option to Ozil after Wilshere return?

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I know that this was his first appearance in the Arsenal first team for some time and Jack Wilshere did not even start the game but came off the bench after 68 minutes. His introduction was not the turning point either, even though we were still level with FC Cologne when Arsene Wenger made the [...]

Chelsea supremely confident ahead of Arsenal visit – Pride comes before a fall!

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Arsenal were very impressive in last week's League win over Bournemouth with their full team back and everyone playing in their normal positions, but Sunday's away trip to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will be a completely different kettle of fish with the Champions now in great form since their shock opening day defeat.

Europa League to be a welcome ray of sunshine for Arsenal?

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Admit it Arsenal fans, you were thinking at half time, when the under performing Arsenal team trudged off the Emirates stadium pitch trailing to a Cologne side that had lost all of their games so far this season, that the Europa League was going to be yet another nightmare for us Gooners. I know that [.

Is it up to Ozil to EARN bumper new Arsenal contract?

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While the Germany international star, who Arsene Wenger smashed the Arsenal transfer record to sign from Real Madrid a few years ago, was one of a number of high profile Gunners to enter the final year of their current contracts during the recent summer transfer window, there was far less talk and far fewer Arsenal [.

Is Sanchez needed for Arsenal’s massive fixture with Chelsea – despite fitness worries?

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Martin Keown has claimed that Arsenal need Alexis Sanchez for Sunday's crunch encounter with Chelsea. The former Gunners defender hailed the display of the Chilean, whose goal put his side in the lead for the first time in the match. Alexis has been the stand-out star in North-London over the past couple of seasons, and [.

Arsenal insist the crowd problems were not our fault – but where were our fans?

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The Arsenal v Cologne game was delayed for over an hour last night as thousands of German fans arrived without tickets and the touts must have had a field day selling unused Arsenal tickets. Hundreds of police were drafted in to try and calm the situation and finally the game went ahead. Arsene Wenger said [.

Kolasinac made the difference – and we’ll be ready for Chelsea

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The Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin put the final nail in Cologne's coffin last night by scoring our third, but he says it was the tactical introduction of Saed Kolasinac that was the turning point in the game after a very shaky start. The young Spaniard thinks that Arsenal will go far in the Europa League, [.

Arsenal v Cologne – Great Gunners come back to win!!

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Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger may well have been a little bit underwhelmed about our participation in the Europa League this season after missing out on our usual Champions League group stage involvement, and we understand the thinking behind putting more focus on the Premier League. It was nearly a disaster though, with Arsenal going [.

OFFICIAL Arsenal XI for Cologne – Sanchez starts, Wilshere sub

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It must have been a bit of a head scratcher for Arsene Wenger as he prepared for the first Europa League that Arsenal have had to face for 17 years, following the disappointing Premier League campaign of last season which saw us finish outside the top four by just a single point. The boss has [...]

FC Koln fans force Arsenal to push kick-off back

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Arsenal have been forced to push their Europa League opening match kick-off back by an hour. FC Koln have had a huge amount of supporters travel to London for today's match-up, with as many as 20,000 believed to have descended on the capital city. Unfortunately the travelling fans do not all have tickets for the [.

Arsenal hunger and shocking Cologne start signal Europa League stuffing

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Arsenal are the team in disarray and a sitting target for the German Bundesliga club FC Cologne, or at least that is the view of the former Liverpool, Newcastle and Germany international midfielder Dietmar Hamann, reports The Mirror this week. He said, "One must clearly say, Arsenal show signs of disintegration under Wenger.

How Arsenal should setup against Cologne tonight – And why….

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HOW ARSENAL SHOULD APPROACH TONIGHT's EUROPA LEAGUE GAME AGAINST COLOGNE FC by GO Arsenal will kick-off their Europa League sojourn tonight by welcoming Cologne FC to the Emirates Stadium. One of the things that's quite odd about this competition with reference to Arsenal will be the fact that the fans, including myself, are not used [.

Cologne captain positive ahead of Arsenal clash – Don’t expect an easy game!

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We are set for an historic day at the Emirates tonight as we kick off our first Europa League campaign against the German stragglers Cologne and by rights we should be red hot favourites if we played our first team against them. But it could be a different story if Cologne play their best team [...]

Why Arsenal should be cautious but NOT afraid of Chelsea

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I am sure that every Arsenal fan would prefer it if Arsene Wenger and the players were heading to Stamford Bridge for our next Premier League match on Sunday to face a Chelsea side that was in disarray, but that is not the case, especially after they got their latest Champions League group phase off [.

This week has brought many positives for Arsenal fans

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players need to take up the baton and run with it after the confidence boost that will have come from the result and the impressive all round team performance against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, as a heavy defeat in the very next Premier League game which is away to Chelsea [.

Wenger believes Top Four is best way to Champions League – not the Europa

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Arsenal have dropped out of the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, but Arsene Wenger is still adamant that he would rather that the club return to the Top Four to guarantee Champions League football next season, rather than win the Europa League, like Manchester United did last season. Jose Mourinho's side [.

So why WAS Mustafi linked with summer transfer from Arsenal?

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Even though there is a good chance that the Arsenal starting line-up for the first Europa League group game tonight, against the German side FC Cologne, will see the return of our young centre back Rob Holding, it could well also include Shkodran Mustafi with Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal likely to be rested ahead [.

Arsenal v Cologne Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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So we kick off our first ever Europa League campaign tonight, although Arsenal won a previous reincarnation when it was called the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. A home game against Cologne should be an easy start for the Gunners, considering that our opponents have lost all three of their opening games in the Bundesliga this season, [.

The Mesut Ozil saga – Contradicting claims leave Arsenal fans confused

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Mesut Ozil is into the final 12 months of his Arsenal contract, but where does his future lie? The German international was linked with a summer move to Barcelona, only for reports to claim that Lionel Messi himself blocked the move, with very few other clubs believed to be interested in his capture.

This is Jack Wilshere’s big chance to rescue his Arsenal career

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While most Arsenal fans choose to try to ignore that our European football will now be played on Thursday nights the significance of our match against Cologne will not be lost on Jack Wilshere. It's been six years since that famous night when we beat Barcelona. Such was Wilshere's performances over two legs against the [.

The protests just make Arsenal fans look idiotic and entitled

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Real supporters don't expect to win every single game and competition by Coldzero So some Arsenal 'fans' want to remove the manager, the board, Kroenke, and no doubt after that any players that don't 100 percent pass completion and 100 percent shot accuracy. Where will it end? You think us Arsenal fans are hard done [.

Coveted international striker names Arsenal as possible destination

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Timo Werner has stated that he wants to move to a big club in the future, naming Arsenal as a possible destination. The 21 year-old shot to fame with RB Leipzig last season, scoring 21 goals in 31 Bundesliga outings and has impressed on the international stage also, scoring six goals in only seven competitive [.

‘Perfect’ Chelsea send huge warning to Arsenal ahead of crunch clash

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Chelsea smashed Champions League opponents Qarabag 6-0 last night, sending a warning to Arsenal. The Blues play host to the Gunners on Sunday, and as if the North-London side did have enough demons to contend with currently, they have now seen their weekend's opponents in top form coming into the game.

Arsenal worried about German invasion on a cold Thursday night!

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You couldn't get two teams further apart in the European football rankings than Arsenal and FC Koln. Arsene Wenger's team have been relegated to the Europa League after 20 years of qualifying for the Champions League, while our German opponents are looking forward to their first appearance in any European competition in 25 years.

Do Morgan’s Mourinho comments show he’s NOT an Arsenal fan?

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Every Arsenal fans has felt a certain amount of frustration at things that have happened with the team or the club in general, especially during the trophy drought after the Gunners left Highbury and were paying off the cost of building the new stadium. Arsenal have now ended that long wait for a trophy and [.

Which team will Wenger pick to face Koln?

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Arsene Wenger said after Saturday's win over Bournemouth that he will be picking a strong Arsenal team to face Koln on Thursday. He told the media: "It will be a Premier League team. Some players will come in of course, because many players played twice for the national team, and then again today. So two [.

Did Arsenal embarrass themselves this summer?

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Arsenal have been slammed by the Sunday Time's top football journalist Duncan Castles, claiming they embarrassed themselves on deadline day to go with a disastrous transfer window. The Gunners brought in only two players this summer in Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, whilst overseeing a number of exits, and after finishing outside the Champions League [.

Are Arsenal right to prioritise Europa League over Chelsea encounter?

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Hector Bellerin has insisted that Arsenal's Thursday night Europa League match with Cologne is taking priority over the weekend's crunch tie with Chelsea. The Gunners host FC Koln in the opening group match of the EL this week, and are claimed to be taking the fixture seriously as they look to win the competition.

Cologne game to determine Arsenal approach to Europa League?

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Most Arsenal fans are really not sure how Arsene Wenger is going to approach the Europa League group games that Arsenal have to cope with after finishing just outside the top four of the Premier League last season and not being in the Champions League for the first time in a very long time. One [...]

A reminder to Arsenal fans – SUPPORT THE TEAM (not the regime)

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Do we support the team and not the regime? by anonymous My cards on the table, I'm in the Wenger out brigade and have been for years. Like others who share this point of view, although I respect Wenger's achievements, I have become disillusioned by the inevitable repeated pattern that Arsenal's season consistently took and [.

Arsenal to play Wilshere after transfer deadline day admission?

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Arsenal fans have not been told the reason for the transfer deadline day move of our England international star Jack Wilshere to the Turkish club Trabzonspor falling through, and it may even be that the transfer was not as close as the president of the Turkish club believes. Muharrem Usta has, however, admitted that they [.

Why Europa League can HELP Arsenal’s title challenge

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As well as needing to be strong in the English Premier League games over the next few months in order to make sure that Arsenal are one of the clubs in the mix when the festive season comes around and we around the halfway point of the current season, Arsene Wenger and the players have [...]

Controversial star rules Arsenal out of top four this season

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Joey Barton has stated that he believes Arsenal will miss out on Champions League football for the second time running this season. The Gunners finished fifth last term, missing out on the top four by a single point to Liverpool, and after a disappointing window you would hardly say they will definitely make the Champions [.

Will Alexis Sanchez take this good advice on Arsenal career?

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We have yet to find out just how long the rest of the Arsenal playing career of Alexis Sanchez will last. It could be just until the winter transfer window opens in January, or more likely until the last day or so, while it could span the whole season, with the more optimistic among the [...]

Could this be the season that Danny Welbeck comes good for Arsenal?

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This is Danny Welbeck's 4th season at Arsenal in 2014, and he has started in explosive style with one goal against Leicester on the opening day and following it up with another two in Saturday's win over Bournemouth. Compared to last season, when he scored just twice in 16 League appearances this is amazing!

Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth doesn’t disguise the stale culture that excludes fans

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From riches to riches: The harrowing tale of how a rich club got richer by Viera Lyn It's really not surprising my previous article on JustArsenal caused a bit of a stir, especially considering Saturday's result. 3 points is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Some may even suggest that winning cures all ills.

Benzema to Arsenal transfer? Has that ship already sailed?

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From the amount of Arsenal transfer rumours there have been linking the Gunners with the French striker, you would think that there has definitely been some interest in Karim Benzema on the part of Arsene Wenger. Ever since the striker started banging in goals on a regular basis in Ligue 1 for Lyon after coming [.

Does Wenger regret turning down Man United job?

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that he turned down the chance to swap Arsenal for Manchester United, but does he regret that somewhat? The Frenchman was considered to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, and held talks with Peter Kenyon about taking over the job. Wenger insists that he was always happy at the time, [.

Are Arsenal’s stars declining under Wenger?

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Kevin Kilbane has claimed that Arsenal's Hector Bellerin has declined considerably in recent years, but unfortunately the Spaniard is not alone. Arsene Wenger has always been known for his ability to blood young players into his first-team squad, and has brought through a number of the current squad up through the ranks, but they all [.

Credit where it´s due! Wenger got Arsenal team and tactics RIGHT!

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We Arsenal fans are quick enough to jump on Arsene Wenger or the Arsenal board and owners, as well as any individual player, when something goes wrong and we think they are to blame or at the very least have some questions to answer, so in all fairness it should work the other way around [...]

Should Arsenal consider formation change?

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Arsenal have adopted the newly fashionable 3-4-2-1 formation predominantly used by Antonio Conte last season, but are we happy with it? We obviously are happy with the weekend's dominant 3-0 win over Bournemouth, but we have to delve deeper into the system to really figure out what we want to see. Arsenal have always been [.

Beating Chelsea WILL be tougher but Arsenal CAN do it!!

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Nobody connected with Arsenal is going to get too carried away with our win in the Premier League this weekend, coming as it did against a team in AFC Bournemouth who we would expect to beat nine times out of ten anyway. The fact that the Cherries are in an even worse run of form [...]

Is Wenger right to pick strong Arsenal XI for Europa League?

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Even though Arsene Wenger admitted that the Arsenal squad was a bit too big and did a lot of his transfer work this summer on thinning it down rather than spending money and buying some big name players like the fans were hoping for, we still have a strong squad because a club like ours [...]

Who will be Arsenal’s top scorer this season?

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The season is now four games old and the title race is starting to take shape. Man United, Man City and Chelsea occupy the top three slots, with Tottenham in 5th, Liverpool 7th and Arsenal in 9th. One of the biggest effects on the title race will be the goals scored by each teams top [...]

Wenger says Alexis is not fat, but not quite ready either

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The Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez went away to play two World Cup Qualifiers for Chile, but was hardly fully match fit and his country lost both matches and could now struggle to reach the World Cup Finals next summer. After those games one of his former coaches said that he was fat and unfit amongst [.

Please no! Arsenal chief to be given more power on transfers?

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Reports are emerging that Ivan Gazidis could be given an increased role in Arsenal's transfer business following the departure of Dick Law at the end of September. Law will return to America to spend more time with his family following a disastrous few months in his role as head of transfer dealings, and had already [.

Is Ian Wright wrong for being honest about Arsenal stars?

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Ian Wright has joked that he has been stripped of his 'Arsenal legend' tag after comments made about current Gunner Mesut Ozil. The German international is widely talked about as being lazy, uninterested and lacking fight amongst a number of fans as well as pundits, and Wright is quite vocal with his own opinions.

Arsenal to be forced to make January Lemar move?

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Manchester United are claimed to be ready to launch a bid to sign Thomas Lemar this winter, forcing Arsenal's hand. The Gunners failed with a£92 Million move to bring the French international to the Emirates on deadline day, and manager Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he will return for him in the future.

Arsenal fans attitudes are not helping the team……

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"It's our own fault" by G Unit No, I'm not happy with the current situation at Arsenal. It's infuriating, embarrassing, and utterly disrespectful to the fans. HOWEVER. We aren't in the Champions league. We don't have a sheikh, and to be completely honest we aren't as big a club as Man United. The media and [.

Are Arsenal now back to 100%? We will find out against Chelsea next week….

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Arsenal scored three against Bournemouth yesterday and they were totally in control. We had all our players back in their preferred positions, and Welbeck and Lacazette combined perfectly up front. Kolasinac and Bellerin helped out our best back three setup and it all looked so easy. Bellerin himself, who reportedly asked to leave this summer, [.

Another wonder goal to see Nelson in Arsenal team against Cologne?

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To be perfectly honest I would have liked to see the name of the up and coming young Gunner Reiss Nelson on the team sheet for today's Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth, or at least see him in the matchday squad just in case the team is in need of inspiration later on. But [...]

Dick Law to leave! Can Arsenal pick up the pieces following change?

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Dick Law will finally step down from his post at Arsenal by the end of September, but can the club turn their fortunes around in his absence? The chief was in charge of the club's transfer business, as well as previously being in control of the club's contract talks, but the latter was taken off [...

Wenger adamant Alexis not fully ready but focused on Arsenal

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that Alexis Sanchez is fully focused on the season ahead, whilst adding that he is not ready to return to the first-team just yet. The Chilean came off the bench for a 15 minute cameo against Bournemouth today, making his first appearance since overseeing his move to desired Manchester [.

Welbeck helps Arsenal bounce back well to trounce Bournemouth

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Arsenal admittedly played awful in last week's setback at Liverpool, but thankfully managed to pick themselves up to get back to winning ways against Bournemouth yesterday. It was great to see Welbeck get back amongst the goals and prove that Arsene Wenger made the right choice to play him alongside Lacazette, who also managed to [.

Arsenal player ratings from Bournemouth game – Welbeck MOTM

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There were some much improved performances from individual Arsenal players in the 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth yesterday, although it was really the whole team that was better as they responded in just the right way after a poor start to the Premier League season. Ozil, Ramsey, Lacazette and Kolasinac all impressed but it was [.

House of Cards: The tragic demise of Arsene Wenger

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House of Cards: The Arsene Wenger Story by Vieira Lynn Regardless of how you feel about Wenger today, no one wanted to see him become such a pathetic version of his former self. At first, it affected me deeply to watch this once proud man transform into a bumbling old fool. One might even call [...]

BOOM! Arsenal enjoy easy breeze past Bournemouth

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That was more like it from Arsenal, as we got back to Premier League action in style with a 3-0 win over Eddie Howe's Bournemouth side. Let's be honest though, Gooners, and admit that the Cherries did not offer up a great deal of resistance. I am not complaining, though, or trying to take anything [.

OFFICIAL Arsenal team for Bournemouth – Alexis benched

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team are in desperate need of all three points from our Premier League match today, so facing AFC Bournemouth, which is one of the few teams to suffer an even worse start to the new EPL season than we have is just what the doctor ordered. On the other hand, [...]

Cech – Arsenal simply don’t have the ‘winning mentality’ like Chelsea

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Petr Cech swapped Chelsea for Arsenal a few years ago, and although he admits that he did not want to leave the Premier League, he had the worry that the Gunners did not have the "victor's mentality" that he was used to seeing at Stamford Bridge, and he worries that he just won't win the [...]

Wenger wants transfer window moved to stop “tapping up”

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The Arsenal manager has advocated the change of the dates of the transfer window to before the season actually starts, and now he has given the reasoning of preventing the 'tapping up' of players (obviously referring to Oxlade-Chamberlain) before (or even during) important matches. Wenger explained why he had to sell the Ox rather than [.

‘Nervous’ Arsenal desperately need 3 points against Bournemouth

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Arsenal may be feeling nervous after losing 2 of their first 3 games and conceding zillions of goals, but at least tomorrow we have a chance to get back on track against a team that has lost all three of their matches this season and have only one away game since Christmas, beating relegated Sunderland.

Wenger: Cech is wrong – I will never play the game like Mourinho

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Yesterday, the Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who has played under both managers for long periods spoke about the big difference between the philosophies of managing. After saying that Mourinho just wanted to win at any price, he compared that to Arsenal. "The philosophy at Arsenal is completely opposed to this.

Arsenal v Bournemouth Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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I bet Arsene Wenger is looking forward to getting a much-needed win against Bournemouth at the Emirates this afternoon. Arsenal have lost their last two games and we currently only have four teams below us in the League table, and one of those is today's opponents with zero points from their first three games.

RELAX! In just 2 games Arsenal can be title challengers

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From what we have seen from the Arsenal team so far it is going to take a significant turnaround in form to achieve two wins from the next two Premier League encounters, but we know that the Gunners can blow hot and cold and so I would not be at all surprised if Arsene Wenger [...]

Typical Arsenal: Lemar wanted to join but we missed the boat…

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Respected journalist David Ornstein has claimed that Thomas Lemar was keen on a switch to Arsenal, but the club took too long to agree a deal with Monaco. The France international was lined up as the man to improve our attacking options this summer, having already brought Alexandre Lacazette to the club from Lyon.

Why Arsenal need to change formation to save our season

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Ever since this summer's pre-season, we have seen some pretty strange combinations played, but no one was prepared for the insane team selection announced one hour before the Liverpool debacle While nothing can explain, let alone justify, leaving our only two summer signings on the bench for such an important match, and giving starts to [.

Cazorla injury return crucial IF Arsenal stay in touch?

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This could be a big if, especially if Arsenal carry on playing the way that we have started in the new Premier League season. Surely Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team will improve, though, after conceding eight goals in the first three games against Leicester City, Stoke and Liverpool, with the Gunners failing to register [.

Is Arsenal boss wrong to believe Alexis will fire this season?

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he has no doubts over the mindset of Alexis Sanchez,and that he hopes he will be 'back to his best quickly'. The Chilean international made his return to action in the demoralising 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, a game in which none of our players appeared to impress, and [.

Is Reiss-Nelson really ready to replace the Ox already?

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Arsene Wenger tried very hard to dispose of all the old unwanted stars at Arsenal this summer, although he only managed to get rid of half the amount that he wanted to offload. One player that he did NOT want to sell was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and in today's press conference he revealed the players that [.

Wenger to anger Arsenal fans and BENCH Alexis Sanchez?

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Even though Alexis Sanchez has just returned to north London after an energy sapping return trip to South America where he played one home game for Chile and the other World Cup qualifier in Bolivia, you would expect Arsene Wenger top make the striker one of the first names on the team list to face [.

If Arsenal HAD to sell the OX where has the money gone?

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It has been some time since I was at school, Arsenal fans, but I was pretty good at maths and I am sure my memory has not failed me to the point where I cannot do a simple sum like adding and subtracting, but maybe it has because the numbers concerning the amount of money [...]

Arsenal need to go back to basics against Bournemouth

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Back to Basics? by Dan Smith Such was the manner of our display at Anfield, combined with a transfer window where we made a profit, there is a lot of hysteria around Arsenal at the moment. Hysteria often leads to people looking for negativity in everything and it not being fashionable to say anything positive.

Self-inflicted wounds – Why Arsenal fans simply can’t trust the club anymore

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Self-inflicted Wounds: the basis for the fan's distrust of this flailing organization by Vieira Lynn There are many Arsenal fans trying to speculate on how and why the relationship between the club and our best player has disintegrated to such a degree over the last year, so much so that one has to wonder if [.

Mbappe’s Arsenal transfer talk to ease fan pressure on Wenger?

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Even though the transfer of Kylian Mbappe to Arsenal did not happen this summer, it was one of the most persistent Arsenal transfer rumours in the football media, or at least it was in the early stages of the summer transfer window before the transfer fees being talked about switched from the silly to the [.

This free-agent Arsenal rumour I could actually believe to be true

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Considering that Arsenal sold Kieran Gibbs, the Ox and Gabriel (and nearly Mustafi as well!), and disposed of Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Brammall on loan, we could be forgiven for thinking that the Gunners were getting a bit short on defenders at the moment. Wenger's short term solution appears to be trying to move players [.

Will fans mind if 2nd string Arsenal flop in Europa League?

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After facing our fourth game in the English Premier League this weekend, Arsenal will face the first of the six group games in the Europa League and if Arsene Wenger is true to his word it is likely to be a much changed team that lines up for the Gunners and that could well mean [...]

‘Fatter’ Alexis needs to come back to Arsenal and FOCUS!

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We all know that Alexis Sanchez has had a long holiday and returned to Arsenal with the flu, but Wenger obviously thought he was fit enough to play against Liverpool two weeks ago, but I think we all know he wasn't really fit enough, physically or mentally, to give his usual best. But he was, [...]

Proof Arsenal’s Alexis HAS already put transfer saga behind him?

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Whether or not the Arsenal and Chile international star will be persuaded to stay in north London beyond the final year of his current contract is another matter, and in my opinion it will depend on how well the Gunners can perform over the coming months. What is more important right now is that Arsenal [.

Wenger’s changes to Arsenal team for Bournemouth?

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Arsene Wenger might decide to keep faith with the Arsenal players who got beat in our last Premier League match which ended with a 4-0 defeat away to Liverpool and could have been a lot worse if Petr Cech had played as badly as his outfield colleagues, but somehow I doubt it and expect the [...]

As if Arsenal could sign a quality player like Thomas Muller!

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Arsenal in for Muller??? neil@activemusic So we know that the media write all sorts of nonsense in order to sell newspapers and consequently generate advertising revenue but its more than likely fed to them by press departments within clubs. For example this morning we read Kylian Mbappe allegedly said he seriously considered a future at [.

Can Arsenal use Chile woe to get Alexis Sanchez firing?

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If Arsenal are to make any sort of success of the new season, and prove Arsene Wenger and our CEO Ivan Gazidis right with their claims that the Gunners did well in the summer transfer window, then you would have to say that we need our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez to be firing on [...]

Europa League to be Wilshere’s route back to Arsenal 1st team?

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players had to give it their all towards the end of last season, and to be fair to them we did win our last five Premier League games but unfortunately it was not quite enough as Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool pipped us to the final Champions League spot by a [...]

Does this mean Arsenal will NOT sell Alexis Sanchez in January?

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If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true then rather than it being bad news for the Gunners on the subject of our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, I think it would spell good news for Arsenal and the fans who want to see the striker play as many games as possible for Arsenal before [..

The difference between Wenger and Mourinho – From the man that knows

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Arsene Wenger has always maintained that it is extremely important for Arsenal to play beautiful attractive football that will entertain the fans. He has also emphasised that he doesn't worry too much about opposing teams tactics and sticks to playing The Arsenal Way, then winning will come naturally.

Should Arsenal wait or unleash Reiss Nelson ASAP?

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With everything that has been going on around Arsenal Football Club so far this season, apart from the good performance and result against Chelsea at Wembley that saw us lift another community Shield trophy, there has not been too much for the Arsenal fans to cheer about. One bright spark, however, and big ray of [.

Arsenal preparing to battle for £60M Chelsea target

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It is reported that Arsenal will return to try and prise Virgil Van Dijk away from Southampton within 12 months. The Dutch defender was eager to force away from St Mary's Stadium this summer, handing in a transfer request in the close-season, before Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology over their pursuit.

The REAL reason Arsenal did not seal any late transfers?

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For quite a bit of the summer the Arsenal fans were fairly happy with the transfer business that Arsene Wenger and the people behind the scenes at Arsenal were doing. but we also expected more from the club and as it often turns out that a lot of deals were done in the final few [...]

Arsenal failed in bid to sign Juventus star? No alternative?

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Reports in France are claiming that Arsenal failed in an attempt to sign Blaise Matuidi this summer. The midfielder joined Juventus in a reported£27.8 Million deal from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but is claimed to have rejected 'advances' from Arsenal, Manchester United and Man City. Upon his exit, PSG chiefNasser Al-Khelaifi said: "I will always [.

Wenger wants to scrap January transfer window to stop Alexis moving to Man City?

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All the rumours are saying that although Man City failed with a reported bid worth up to £60m for Arsenal's Alexis on the last day of the transfer window, they have every intention of trying to persuade Wenger to sell in January instead. The Chilean is now forced to remain at the Emirates with his [.

Arsenal name 45 players for just 6 group games in Europa League!

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Arsenal have registered a massive 45 players from the First team, the reserves and the Academy, for our six Europa League games against BATE, Koln & Red Star Belgrade, which would seem to indicate that he is going to give a lot of our youngsters a run-out in the competition while our senior players attempt [.

Will Arsenal’s ‘tapped up’ players lose concentration from October?

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Arsene Wenger has called for a close of the January transfer window, with fears over players performances in the run-up to Christmas. The Frenchman endured a tough summer window, with a number of players pushing for the exit door, and he now fears his players will have their heads turned in the run-up to the [.

Arsenal fans should be happy not angry at Ozil’s Germany form

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I understand that there are a lot of Arsenal fans out there who are struggling to feel anything positive about our club at the moment. I share the frustration that another poor start to the season has produced and I do not agree with Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board when they try to tell [...]

Wenger and Gazidis leaving no room for leeway with Arsenal fans

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There is a long way to go and a lot of water to pass under the bridge of this new football season. It might not look that way right now but the next few months could see Arsenal lift at least one more trophy, whether it be one of the domestic cups, the Europa League [...]

Will Arsenal be forced to sell Alexis in £20M January sale?

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Manchester City are claimed to be eyeing a£20 Million deal with Arsenal for Alexis Sanchez come the January transfer window. The Citizens looked set to land the Chilean forward on deadline day last week, having agreed a£60 Million deal with the Gunners, only for the North-London side to fail to to bring in his replacement, [.

Arsenal to use Walcott interest to beat Chelsea to defensive target?

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JournalistEmanuele Giulianelli has claimed that Arsenal could be set to win the race to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton, due to their interest in Theo Walcott. The defender has handed in a transfer request this summer, and has so far been excluded from the first-team squad. Liverpool had been his preferred destination, but the [.

Alexis Sanchez says he is “tired of telling the world that all is going well”……

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The Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez was not happy yesterday after playing his second World Cup Qualifier in a week, and being on the losing side in both matches. Losing to Bolivia last night seems to have depressed him so much that he took to Instagram to voice his unhappiness. He starts off by saying.

Did Arsenal agree a deal with Chelsea target this summer?

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Italian journalist Gabrielle Marcotti claims that Virgil Van Dijk agreed deals with two of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. The respected paparazzo has given his insight into the summer-long transfer saga involving Southampton's key defender, claiming that deals were in place for him to move, but clubs were unable to manufacture a move.

Is it too late for Wenger to ‘read riot act’ to Arsenal stars?

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Arsene Wenger is claimed to be in line to give his Arsenal players a huge telling off ahead of the upcoming Premier League match with Bournemouth, but will it work? The Frenchman appears to have lost the respect of a number of players in the dressing room, with a number of stars pushing for the [...]

What do the fans make of Bellerin asking to leave Arsenal?

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Last season, there was much made of the rumours that Barcelona wanted to re-sign the Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, especially as his whole family moved out of his London home en masse to return to Cataluña last winter. As the youngster had recently signed a very long term contract just months before, Arsene Wenger readily [.

Are Wenger and Arsenal better off with a smaller squad?

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Whether you believe him or not is another matter, but Arsene Wenger has declared himself pretty happy with the transfer business done by Arsenal this summer, despite missing out on the France international pair of Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco and failing to persuade the England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to sign [.

Did Messi block Ozil transfer from Arsenal to Barcelona?

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Reports in Spain are claiming that Lionel Messi blocked Mesut Ozil's arrival from Arsenal, citing the move as bad business. The German international was linked with a late move to the Catalan club, but it failed to materialise, and the latest claims are that Messi himself was the reason Barca backed out of the deal.

How will Wenger convince Lemar to accept Arsenal transfer?

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After the summer transfer window closed with Arsenal having signed just two new players and one of those having come to us on a free transfer, there was always going to be a lot of finger pointing and questions asked about the way the club is run and, more specifically, what Arsene Wenger was messing [.

Wenger to follow France in use of Arsenal strikers? For now…

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The fact that the next game up for Arsenal is against AFC Bournemouth, one of just four clubs currently below the Gunners in the Premier League table, and will be played in front of our own crowd at the Emirates stadium should make it easy to predict the shape of the game. Whether Arsenal win [...]

An Arsenal fan’s tribute to the irreplaceable Dennis Bergkamp (plus his Top Ten Arsenal goals video!)

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BERGKAMP A story of beauty personified .. by Liberty Leo To take our minds off the troubles and shambles of these past weeks at Arsenal I would love to remember how football was played at the ARSENAL before hand..talking about a certain man.. Outside the Emirates Stadium in London lies a statue of Bergkamp in [.

‘Keeping stars shows ambition’ or does it?

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Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has claimed that the club showed ambition by keeping Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. The pair are into the final 12 months of their contracts, and look likely to run those deals down and leave by start of the 2018-19 season, but Gazidis is claiming that the club have shown [.

Is Wenger already regretting his new Arsenal contract with the club in crisis?

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We may never know the whole truth and nothing but the truth about what went on behind the scenes at Arsenal last season, and what was the thinking behind Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board and owner as they thought about the future and whether the Frenchman should carry on as manager, although I suspect [.

Kroenke desperate for Arsenal to win the title – but won’t pay for it!

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Arsene Wenger is definitely taking the brunt from Arsenal fans after only bringing in two players during the transfer window, especially as the two losses we have already suffered in the League made it quite obvious that we had a massive problem in midfield. But the fact is that Wenger can only spend what Stan [.

Does Xhaka have a point about Arsenal’s start to EPL season?

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One look at the Premier League table at the moment is enough to send most Arsenal fans reaching for a strong drink, as the Gunners are not only in the bottom half of it but we are way down in 16th place and are only kept off the bottom by Brighton, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and [...]

Monaco confirm that Lemar wanted Arsenal transfer to go through

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Monaco chief Vadim Vasilyev has claimed that Thomas Lemar did want to leave the club for Arsenal or Liverpool, before he convinced him to stay. Les Rouges et Blancs went on a selling spree this summer, after a thoroughly impressive season in which they dominated the French division, as well as reaching the semi-final of [.

Arsenal to have complete France forward line as Griezmann clause halved?

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I have no real idea if it would make any difference to Antoine Griezmann or not, but you would think that Arsenal having two of his fellow France international forwards in our squad already would at least be a factor in his thinking about whether to accept a transfer to the Emirates or not. One [...]

Arsenal wanted to sell SIX MORE first team players

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A lot of Arsenal fans were very unhappy with this transfer window, but as described by Sam yesterday, Wenger achieved most of his promised objectives except in one respect, Le Prof's attempts to trim the squad and drastically reduce our enormous wage bill was met with many obstacles. Arsenal did manage to sell Szczesny, Gabriel, [.

Arsenal’s British Core – The dream that turned into Wenger’s nightmare

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In December 2012, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson all signed new long-term contracts at Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger describing them as the club's 'British core'. Wenger gushed: "The plan is to build a team around a strong basis of young players in order to get them to develop their [.

Ozil’s RIGHT but needs to give Arsenal fans something to support

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To be fair to the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil, he is right about the fact that there can be too much criticism and negativity aimed at the Arsenal team and at individual players, including himself, buy a lot of Arsenal fans and by former players. It really does not help, after all, [.

‘Arsenal players without motivation is not Wenger’s fault’

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Emmanuel Petit has claimed that the Arsenal players should take a long hard look at themselves. The Gunners have lost their last two league matches including an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in which we failed to land a single shot on target. Arsenal players have since come under criticism for their attitude on the [.

My Analysis on Arsenal, our transfer blunders, and our formation problems

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My Analysis on Arsenal, our transfer blunders, and our formation problems. By The Iceman First of all let me start by saying, I don't think we have done too badly in our work and attempts in the transfer market, but we need to really stop behaving like old men in the market. We learned our [...]

Are the Arsenal players refusing to play for Wenger?

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Are the players deliberately boycotting the manager and the club? by Konstantin Mitov Alright, the transfer window is done, but the problems at Arsenal are far from over and after enough articles on how Wenger must leave the club, which obviously must happen, what about the players? The people wearing the famous Arsenal shirt and [.

January transfer to make Alexis Sanchez sparkle for Arsenal?

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It could be an interesting few months for Arsenal and maybe even more so for our Chile international Alexis Sanchez. The striker is said to be not too pleased with the fact that he did not get the transfer away from Arsenal that he wanted, especially if the move to Man City was as close [...]

Is Wilshere snubbing transfer from Arsenal greed or ambition?

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Well Arsenal fans, it now turns out that Arsene Wenger's squad purge which saw quite a few of the Arsenal fringe players leave the Emirates during the summer transfer window could have been even larger, but our England international midfield star Jack Wilshere turned down the chance to leave Arsenal on transfer deadline day despite [.

How internationals can (maybe) get Arsenal back on track

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You do not need me to tell you that Arsenal have not really got going in this new Premier League season. So with Manchester United looking strong with a maximum nine points from nine and with all of the other big clubs expected to fight for the title up in the top six while Arsenal [...]

Arsene Wenger turned down the chance to manage PSG this summer

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While Arsenal fans were baying for Arsene Wenger's head towards the end of last season, it seems that Le Prof was seriously considering turning down the offer of a new contract and leaving the club. In fact right now he could be managing the Moneybags French side Paris ST Germain, who will now have a [.

Arsenal bowed to pressure to allow striker his wish

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Lucas Perez has revealed that Arsenal sanctioned his move to Deportivo La Coruna despite favouring other options. The Spanish forward joined the club in a reported£17 Million move only last summer, but after a lack of opportunities, decided he had to play elsewhere for the new campaign. Lucas made his intentions that he wanted to [.

Will Alexis still perform for Arsenal after transfer collapse?

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If the game between Chile and Paraguay on Thursday night, and the performance in it of the Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, is anything to go by then Arsenal fans may have reasons to be worried about the effect that the disappointment of seeing his potential transfer away from the Gunners collapse will have on our [.

Former Gunner insists Arsenal should have signed Chelsea star

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Paul Merson has claimed that Arsenal should have moved to sign Danny Drinkwater instead of Chelsea on deadline day. The Blues completed a late-ditch move to sign the England international from Leicester City for a reported£35 Million, despite interest in his signature having been known for weeks, and the player even handed in a transfer [.

Will Lemar transfer snub convince Arsenal to replace Wenger?

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It is hard enough to get Arsenal Football Club to spend money at the best of times. Whether you believe the lack of big spending on transfers like we see all the time from our big rivals in the Premier League is down to the cautious approach of Arsene Wenger, the policy of the Arsenal [...]

Arsene Wenger was totally honest to Arsenal fans in this transfer window

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Yesterday there was an article on here by Dan Smith that was headlined "If Arsenal had been honest then would the fans have been so upset?", but the fact is that Arsene Wenger was totally honest about how this summer would go even before the transfer window opened! So let's look at a few quotes [...]

Arsenal already planning for January transfer window?

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After the summer transfer window that has just closed saw Arsenal sign just two players in Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, with the latter coming from the Bundesliga club Schalke on a free transfer, the Gunners were one of just five Premier League clubs to make a profit, with Burnley, Swansea, Stoke and Tottenham the [.

Four years ago today Arsenal signed (“The Average”) Mesut Ozil

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OZIL THE AVERAGE by Liberty Leo Mesut Ozil has been with Arsenal for four years today and for me he been a massive disappointment. I always try to be optimistic with Ozil but far too many times he just leaves me disappointed. I'm always waiting for him to find his best form, but it just [...]

Wenger DID make Arsenal great, but now it’s just a gravy train…..

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My name is Cliff Findlay and I am fondly known as Sonia from my years at Highbury (gets onya nerves). This name was given to me as I was the voice behind the 'we're the east stand' chant. I have been in two books about arsenal. Heroes and villains, where I supplied Alex Fynn with [...]

Arsenal fans happier as Welbeck scores and Ox flops for England?

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I already think that a lot of Arsenal fans think we have got a pretty good deal out of the transfer of the England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on transfer deadline day. Even though our player has gone to a direct Premier League rival we got a good sum of money for a player in the [...]

If Arsenal had been honest, would the fans have been so upset?

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Clarity and Honesty Would Of Avoided All Of This by Dan Smith Arsenal had managed to back themselves into such a corner that they really couldn't have won on deadline day. Those fans who complain that we kept Sanchez but made a profit would of been equally angry had we got to 11pm on Thursday [...]

Did Arsenal just play Man City over Alexis Sanchez transfer?

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The transfer of the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez was one of the biggest stories of the summer window and it was widely expected to finally happen on transfer deadline day. After saying all summer that he would not sell our star striker it looked like Arsene Wenger was going to give in [.

Arsenal’s Premier League Squad Announced – Santi Cazorla not included

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Well if any Arsenal fans were hoping to see our little genius Santi Cazorla playing for us again, then they will have wait until January at least, even if he does actually recover sooner than that. He has been left completely out of the official Premier League squad for the first half of the season. [.

Arsenal fans – Show your discontent and boycott the Bournemouth match

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Boycott Bournemouth! by Neil The only way to humiliate and embarrass the Arsenal board is to boycott the next home game. Its hardly a mouth watering fixture, it's Bournemouth. Can you imagine what the media would make of it if the stadium was deserted? It would be worldwide news. The after match interview would have [.

How will Arsenal line-up after deadline day? Using all our best assets…..

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ARSENAL'S BEST ASSETS: AFTER DEADLINE DAY LINEUP by Nicholas Oyoo -Giroud Alexis Ozil – Lacazette Kolasinac – Xhaka Bellerin Monreal – Koscielny – Mustafi Cech Wenger is in a fix as he sold loads of players but bought no one other than our early acquisitions of Lacazette and Kolasinac. Alexis Sanchez only stayed [.

Why so negative? Arsenal had a very successful transfer window…

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What is wrong with Arsenal's transfer strategy? by Pierre The negativity surrounding Arsenal has become overwhelming, in part and justifiably because of the massacre at Anfield. There are no explanations, excuses, special circumstances to overlook it. However, this is one of 38 games, so let's not talk relegation and other stupidities yet.

Arsenal’s REAL new signings are being promoted from the Academy

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There has been much of a song and dance about Arsenal only bringing in two players this summer, and letting 12 of our senior and upcoming players leave the club, but the fact is that this just means that Arsene Wenger is sticking to his project of bringing youngsters through from the Gunners Academy.

Did Arsenal actually do WELL with Ox transfer to Liverpool?

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Arsenal fans do not want to see our players sold to rival clubs in the English Premier League at the best of times, so on the face of it the transfer this week of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool fresh on the back of our 4-0 humbling at Anfield by the same club does not sit [...]

Did Arsenal miss a trick by snubbing Seri transfer?

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There were a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with the signing of the Ivorian international star Jean Michael Seri doing the rounds early in this summer transfer window, suggesting that Arsene Wenger was interested in the central midfielder and had recognised the need for more quality, aggression and energy in the centre [.

It’s not over yet! Arsenal could still lose Mesut Ozil to Barcelona…..

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For some very obscure reason, the Spanish transfer window doesn't close until late tonight so there could still be some crazy business still to be done. The Catalan giants Barcelona look to have failed in their attempt to lure Philipe Coutinho from Liverpool, and according to reports from Spain they could now try and fill [.

How do Arsenal fans rate this transfer window? 1/10?

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Probably nobody from Arsenal will come out and explain this disastrous windows to us fans. by Konstantin Mitov So it's done and dusted finally and if I had to give this window a grade it'd be an F- or 1/10 and that's only because we brought Lacazette. There are tons of major problems to [...]

Arsenal full transfer window roundup – 2 in, 12 out, plus loans

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Well that didn't go quite as planned I don't think as Arsenal failed to add absolutely anybody to the squad on deadline day, or the last 6 weeks in fact! All those wasted hours pressing refresh were totally in vain... So its not very exciting news for Gooners and our round up of confirmed departures [.