This past weekend, Arsenal fans came in from all over North America and England to make New York City the center of Gunner fandom.
The much anticipated friendly against club legend Thierry Henry and his New York Red Bulls marked Arsenal's first appearance in the United States since 1989. As such, this really was a weekend 25 years in the making.
Injuries and Arsenal are two words that been synonymous with each other in recent years. And last season reached a whole new level, with the Gunners losing more player days to injury than any other Premier League team. About twice as many as our big rivals, and there is no doubt that it affected Arsenal's [.
Premier League 2014/15 betting: Can Arsenal or Chelsea bring the league title back to London? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The official start to the 2014/15 Premier League season is only 14 days away, and the summer transfer market is very much in full swing, with England's biggest and baddestdipping and ducking their way through the market-place, snapping up exciting new recruits for the season ahead, and with each signing, the respective club's title chances increase, makingpredictionsfor the 2014/15 Premier League thatmuch harder to formulate.
Legendary Arsenal pair announce shock moves abroad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Arsenal duo Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg have announced that they are to come out of retirement andwill take part in...the Hero Indian Super League next season!
Pires, 40, and Ljungberg, 37, both starred for Arsenal during their stunning 'invincibles' campaign back in 2003/04 where they managed a whole season unbeaten; a feat that remains unique in the English top flight.
Where should Jenkinson go on loan to? by KJ Sky Sports reported yesterday that Carl Jenkinson is to go on loan, with Arsenal's imminent acquisition of Calum Chambers. The four teams supposedly interested are West Ham, Hull City, Sunderland and Swansea. Which team provides the best opportunity for Jenkinson to grow?
Transfer Talk: Who else should Arsenal sign this summer? is a post from: Just Football
by Carl Innes
Following the blockbuster signing of Alexis Sanchez, delighted supporters in North London have their eye on Arsenal transfer news as Arsene Wenger tries to complete more summer deals to get his side in contention for the Premier League title.
The fact that Jack Wilshere returned to pre-season training with Arsenal a few days early was a good start. But the England international is well aware that he must do more than that. The 22-year old was caught on camera smoking a cigarette for the second time recently and although I do not think it [.
On Saturday evening, the New York Red Bulls faced Premier League side Arsenal at Red Bull Arena in front of a sold-out crowd. Or at least it was sold-out on paper. The empty seats that dotted the arena were from season ticket holders who had the game as part of their package, but decided to stay home rather than face the grueling traffic and crowds that resulted in the game kicking off later than scheduled.
First of all, I am really looking forward to this season. Arsenal have already done some good business in the transfer window and, hopefully, Arsene Wenger will be adding a few more names to go with the completed transfers of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina. With a few less injury problems, I am [.
The pressure had been building on Arsenal for nine years, with a defeat in one Champions League final and two League Cup finals along the way. So it should not have been a surprise to see the Arsenal players struggle to cope with the pressure and expectation last season. But that pressure so nearly made [.
A common tradition at football clubs, the new-boy is expected to 'do a turn' in order to entertain his new team-mates. Young defender Callum Chambers, Arsene Wenger's latest purchase, and yet another player to leave Southampton, chose tosing The Kooks' 'Naive' hit in front of the Gunners squad at their Austrian training camp.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are clocking up the miles at the minute. The Gunners flew straight back from America after the disappointing defeat by New York Red Bulls in a pre-season friendly, and they will be flying out of London again today, heading to Austria for a four day training camp.
We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying [...]
I don't know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man. But apparently Wenger [.
VIDEO: Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal: Former Gunners legend the star in the Big Apple - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Arsenal hero Thierry Henry's corner allowedBradley Wright-Philips to down the Gunners in the USA on Saturday, with the solitary strike enough to condemn Arsene Wenger's side to defeat in the Red Bull Arena.
Yaya Sanogo deserving of a place in the Arsenal squad? Signed on a free transfer by Arsenal in the summer after the 2012-2013 season, Yaya Sanogo was thought to be able to provide good enough cover for Olivier Giroud. Many Arsenal fans were unhappy with signing only Sanogo to back up Giroud. As expected, he [.
When Arsenal completed the club record transfer of Mesut Ozil last summer, it had a hugely positive effect on both Arsenal fans and players alike. But there were a few dissenting voices among us and in the media, not doubting the quality of the Germany international, just whether he was what the Gunners really needed.
For Arsene Wenger to be speaking of Calum Chambers in terms of what he might bring to Arsenal, is almost as good as seeing the transfer officially announced on the Arsenal website. So I am assuming that the 19-year old will be announced as a new member of the Gunners this week. But, depending on [...
It's official people, Arsenal have splurged another £16million this summer to procure 19-year-oldright-back Calum Chambers from Southampton (where else?), with the England U21 international signing a "long-term contract" at The Emirates.
The Gunners then released several photos of the youngster sporting his new colours, as well as unveiling his squad number for next season.
With his £3million move to Arsenal formally announced yesterday, everybody at OGC Nice gathered to give their goalkeeper of the last sixyears, David Ospina, an emotional farewell send-off from theAllianz Riviera yesterday as he prepared to travel Arse-wards.
When Red BullHead of Global Football Gerard Houllier announced yesterday that he believed that New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry was leaning towards retirement, many were left surprised by the news.
Count Henry himself, who has stated he is undecided on retirement throughout thisseason, among those that were caught off guard by Houllier's declaration.
Arsenal 0 – 1 New York Red Bulls Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 7 He made the saves he needed to make and was good with his distribution. Jenkinson – 3 Awful performance by him. No composure and very clumsy. Was at fault for the goal. Hayden – 7 Very composed display by him. [...]
There is an Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds that suggests that Arsene Wenger is set to offer the Portuguese winger Luis Nani a way out of his Old Trafford nightmare. But while I am not saying that the 27-year old is a rubbish player or that he is past it, I just do not [...]
When Gedion Zelalem took the field as a starter for Arsenal in Saturday's friendly against the New York Red Bulls, there were plenty of U.S. Men's National Team fans watching and hoping to get a glimpse at a future U.S. national team star.
Whether Zelalem actually plays for the United States is still very much up in the air though, and Zelalem made that very clear when he addressed questions about his national team future after Arsenal's 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls.