Who would have thought that Hull Tigers would be in 10th place and in the top half of the table? Justifiably so any team who can hammer Liverpool (even sans Sturridge) deserve plaudits. but it should be remembered that prior to this they had lost to relegation fodder Crystal Palace and Spurs.
I had the misfortune to watch the first half of the Spurs game and it is a testament to the human spirit that people didn't die of boredom.
Some people now claim the fact that it was their pressure that made Wenger buy Özil. Now I don't know if there are any people out there to pressure Wenger in to anything at all. It doesn't seem that Wenger is a person who is easily put under pressure to do something [...]
The big news before kick off was the shock inclusion of Nicklas Bendtner in the starting line-up, giving Olivier Giroud a well deserved rest. A hamstring problem for Bacary Sagna meant that Jenkinson started, as did Monreal with Gibbs on the bench. Theo Walcott was on the bench again, with Rosicky preferred on the right.
Arsenal should be full of confidence going to this Premier League clash against Steve Bruce's Hull City side at the Emirates. What we don't want is over-confidence or complacency, but just like the last game at Cardiff, Arsene Wenger will have warned his players against this and the fact that Hull beat Liverpool at the [.
Arsenal Transfers: Auxerre striker reveals Gunners' admiration + Latest on Morata - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Yesterday, we published the conflicting reports surrounding Alvaro Morata, the youngster from Real Madrid. English tabloid Daily Express reported thatArsenal have secured a six-month loan deal with Morata, while Madrid based newspaper, Marca, who obviously have better connections with the club, reported the player is not leaving the club in January.
With Arsenal sitting pretty at the top of the Premier league and Manchester United being the reigning champions, you would think that any player thinking of coming to play in England would have these two clubs at the top of their wish list. But you would be wrong. According to a report by Sky Sports, [.
Arsenal fans may react in anger today when they hear the dismissive comments of the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, but we should actually take heart from them. By claiming that he is not concerned about Arsenal and does not really see them as serious rivals suggests to me the exact opposite. We all know what [.
Arsenal join Chelsea in Battle for Midfield Sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Following new reports from France, it seems that Chelsea will face stiff competition from Arsenal for the signature of PSG's midfield talent, Adrien Rabiot.
French newspaper, Le Parisien have reported that Arsene Wenger has joined Jose Mourinho in inquiring after the player this season; with this not being the first time Arsenal have been attracted to the prospect.
Arsenal vs Hull City preview, line up and predicted score by KJ This is the start of a very hectic two weeks of football coming up. Arsenal have Hull City at home as well as Everton on the weekend before going all the way to Napoli to clinch our Champions league qualification before going to [...]
A lot has changed for Arsenal this season, most notably the fact that the Gunners are in pole position in both the Premier League table and the hardest of all the groups in the Champions League. And it is all good, which has given the Arsenal fans something to cheer about after some seriously lean [.
Despite being four points clear at the top of the table, Arsenal are still not favourites to become the Premier League champions this season, although the odds are getting shorter with every victory and every test the Gunners come through. Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger are well used to being written off by the media [.
With Arsenal operating with a much smaller squad than our main rivals like Chelsea and the Manchester clubs City and United, you would think that there would be little chance of first team players wanting to leave the club because of a lack of playing opportunities. This should be especially true of top quality players [.
It was 14 weeks ago today that Arsenal were playing the second leg of the Champions League play-off against Fenerbahce at the Emirates. And following the opening day disaster, the Gunners were starting to really motor and were on the way to a third straight win when the atmosphere was spoiled by Lukas Podolski pulling [.
Arsenal Transfer: Conflicting reports on Alvaro Morata's loan switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the ‘Daily Express', Arsenal have secured a six-month loan deal with Real Madrid's young striker Alvaro Morata; and yet, conflicting reports in the Spanish press claim that no deal has been agreed.
It is competition time again Arsenal fans. Fresh from another great away victory in the Premier League and another clean sheet in a 3-0 victory, tomorrow sees the visit of Hull City to the Emirates. And if you can predict the result, or get closer to it than anyone else, there will be an exclusive [.
A Nicklas Bendtner goal? The night after a Marouane Chamakh goal? See you later, folks, we're heading down to the bunker in the hope of sheltering from the apocalypse. Everybody's favourite late night workout fanatic put Arsenal into an early lead in their game against Hull this evening.
Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey is being tracked by Barcelona. The Daily Mail reports that the Catalan giants have sent scouts to watch the in-form midfielder in action in his last four games for the Gunners and two Wales internationals. Arsene Wenger has been making it clear in recent days that he values Ramsey at well [.
Just stopped Carl Jenkinson of @Arsenal . What a nice guy and fully insured! Good luck at tonight's game #Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/EcaurDaony Sgt Richard Berns (@MPSBrownswood) December 4, 2013 Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson's trip to his side's game against Hull was interrupted when he was pulled over by police.
Eight Premier League players and one recently departed homegrown star have been shortlisted for UEFA's team of the year. There are no English players on the shortlist, which makes Real Madrid's Gareth Bale the only British representative. He was a Tottenham player for most of the period in question and you might just have guessed [.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says tomorrow's opponent Hull have "no fear". The Gunners boss also praised Steve Bruce's side for their tough tackling and pacy attacks. Asked about the Tigers' strengths in his pre-match press conference, Wenger said: "No fear. They are very strong in the challenge. "They are very dynamic going forward.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke says he does not intend to fine Youssouf Mulumbu despite the midfielder making comments that suggested he was considering a move to Arsenal in January. The Congo international indicated that he had previously been approached by the Gunners and that he could leave the Hawthorns when the transfer window opens.
Arsene Wenger has rejected suggestions that Manchester United are already out of the title race. With the champions lagging behind after a sluggish start to the season, the bookmakers believe Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester City will win the league. But Wenger is refusing to rule out a United comeback.
For the first time since leaving on July 1 to take over as manager of Manchester United, David Moyes will face his former club Everton on Wednesday.
Moyes spent ten seasons at Goodison Park building Everton into a side capable of beating most teams on any day, but new manager Roberto Martinez has taken the squad a step further with their attractive attacking play and the goal-scoring form of on-loan forward Romelu Lukaku.
In last year's edition of the Indian Premier League (a cricket tournament which brings together the best players from around the world to play alongside stars of the domestic game), 4 out of the 8 teams did something almost unheard of in sport: they dropped their captains. In cricket that's a big deal as captains do everything from establishing a code of conduct, to being the eyes of the coach on the field.
There wasn't a lot to take from the Cardiff game, aside from it being a routine win. Impressive in that we did what City and United couldn't do. Hull at home is next and I appreciate it doesn't make for the best reading.
Following on from the article in the Daily Express an hour ago, which confidently reported that that the young Madrid striker Alvaro Morata would be joining Arsenal on loan in January, it seems that the Spanish giants have moved quickly to deny there is any truth in the Express report. The Spanish paper MARCA, who [.