Back in 2008, Aaron Ramsey looked almost certain to make a switch from Cardiff City, his childhood club, to Manchester United. In fact, a fee was agreed between the two teams and was announced on United's official website. Nevertheless, the Gunners swooped in, made a £4.8 million offer and Ramsey chose to move to north London instead of Manchester.
With Arsenal's pre-season underway with the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore, and a squad full of big names such as Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Özil and new signing Petr Cech, as well as some talented youngsters; namely Gedion Zelalem, Chuba Akpom and Dan Crowley, it's easy to forget some of the players who have not traveled.
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Özil, Santi Cazorla, and Aaron Ramsey are all frequently referenced as Arsenal's most important players, and rightfully so; however, central defender Laurent Koscielny is as important to the Gunners as any other player in the squad.
The France international arrived in north London in the summer of 2010 as a relatively unknown 24-year-old skinny center-back.
Last nights' Arsenal performance against Hull came two days after Chelsea's title winning performance against Crystal Palace. Of course Trophies matter, but to win the League the supporter will have to pay to watch seventeen home league games. You see where I'm going with this.
Can you imagine the satisfaction if Arsene could go on to win the title next season playing this type of football.
Some days I find no inspiration for the pre-match, today is one. I usually find something to hang the post on our form, the oppositions form (or lack of it), their manager and his tactics, their town, sometimes a tale from my past AFC history but today ..... nothing.
I have already expressed my dislike of Steve Bruce and his tactics many times, I have written about how awful the town at the end of the Humber Bridge is, I have described our wonderful form and the players who have propelled us forward over the past few months what is left?
I used to like them. I used to like the fancy-dans of Kings Road. I liked John Hollins, Charlie Cooke and Ossie and even Terry Vegetables. I enjoyed watching Ruud Gullit and Vialli and Pat Nevin, They had swagger, class and style. They were Chelsea but post the Russian have become The Chavs. New money, new ethos efficiency over character.
The Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been reminiscing about how exciting it was to score the winning goal in an FA Cup Final, which he had the pleasure of doing as the Gunners came back from 2-0 down to win the trophy against Hull last year. I have a feeling that he still [...]
There was one part of LB's excellent post match report from the weekend that struck a chord with me when he made the following observation :
Ramsey on the right, really? This smacks of trying to maintain a political harmony rather than being ruthless in the team selection. Yes, he scored the winning goal and that should not be scoffed at but on the wing when we have Welbeck and Walcott on the bench and we were crying out for pace down that flank.
If this match report was written on a need to know basis then all you need to know is that Arsenal won which takes our win tally to eight in a row. Right that's that, shall we get onto the more interesting part and talk more about Coquelin?
Yay, don't you find now when you watch him you can savour his timely interceptions more and more; he just gets better and better the more you watch and the more I watch, and I certainly was yesterday, the more I realise how much more he is starting to add to his game.
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Our chaps head up to North to a place no-one has ever visited.
In the grand scheme of things, one of the most important things that happened to Arsenal Football Club this season may well turn out to be the medical staff at the club getting to the bottom of the reason why Aaron Ramsey kept picking up little muscle injuries that recurred and kept him out of [...]
Chris Coleman's in-form Welsh side have made it into the Top 10 of the FIFa rankings for the first time in the country's history.Their current ranking bests their previous high of 22nd while they were outside the top 100 as recently as August 2011.
Qualquer profissional de futebol ambiciona disputar as grandes competições, tanto a nível de clubes como de seleções. Contudo, por muito talentoso que um jogador possa ser, isso não lhe garante a participação num Mundial ou Europeu, por exemplo. Não são raros os casos de autênticos craques que nunca tiveram a oportunidade de disputar um grande campeonato em representação da sua seleção.
Football, for all the ways it frustrates us, can also be really funny. Stuff happening to other teams – even if that enjoyment is fleeting, sometimes lasting only minutes or seconds – just makes you laugh.
I know my brother won't have found much funny about Steven Gerrard at Anfield yesterday, but pretty much everyone in the world who isn't a Liverpool fan did.
St. James Park. Not been the same since the days of Keegan and Shearer. Why?
From the outside it is Sports Direct and Mike Ashley. A Londoner buying the North-East's premier club and running it without recognition of it's past history. I have no idea whether Mr. Ashley has profited financially form his purchase but he must have regretted the effect his decision has had upon his family and reputation.
As I said during the week I'd already made my peace with our European exit after the first leg, but when you're winning 2-0 with 13 minutes plus injury time to go you can't not hope and/or believe just a little bit.
In the end the 3-0 win proved a step too far, as most of us feared when that late goal went in at the Emirates a few weeks back.
Ander Herrera has scored five goals and has four assists in 19 appearances (12 starts). That works out at as one goal/assist every 138 minutes he's been on the pitch so far this season.
For comparison, Cesc Fabregas has one goal/assist per 129 minutes, Eden Hazard per 140 minutes (or one every 157 minutes if you don't count penalties), David Silva every 140 minutes, Oscar every 146 minutes, Santi Cazorla every 159 minutes, Aaron Ramsey every 163 minutes, Samir Nasri every 190 minutes and Yaya Toure every 234 minutes.
It's good that the clocks went forward so there's more daylight to watch the incessant rain teem down.
Not a lot going on unfortunately, other than the rain. Aaron Ramsey scored one and assisted one for Wales last night and I think I saw some people say he might have picked up a groin injury but there's nothing concrete on that.
Premier League action tonight as a team which has won just 1 in its last 10 games takes on an Arsenal side which has won 6 of the last 7.
The win at the weekend over Everton wasn't one built on a flowing performance, but it was controlled and professional after the Monaco debacle. At his press conference yesterday Arsene Wenger said that the best tonic for what happened against the French side was to go there and qualify, but it's not possible to just compartmentalise the two competitions, and some confidence will have been restored on Sunday.