Within a space of just a few days, the flame of the youth project flicked just briefly and then fizzled out. So sad! First it was crashing out to Saints in the Mickey Mouse Cup and then to Basel Juniours in the youth version of the CL. With that went the chance to watch our youngsters for another year.
Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) Lucas Perez made the most of a rare start by scoring a hat-trick in Tuesday's 4-1 rout of Basel that sent Arsenal through to the Champions League last 16 as group winners.
The Spaniard missed over a month with an ankle injury following his move from Deportivo la Coruna in August but played a leading role in Switzerland as Arsene Wenger's men stole first place from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.
Fans of Big Raddy are about to be seriously disappointed, although probably not entirely surprised. More than any, they will understand the challenges he faces in being a hippy, and the lasting effects of a life bombarded by cosmic rays and shit like that.
Just because this latest titbit of Arsenal transfer news, or gossip if you think that the word news is a bit strong, was denied by the manager of Manchester City at the weekend, does not mean that it is not true. It would not be the first time that a football manager has been less [...]
While Arsenal do have a lot more strength in depth to our squad these days, the injury situation and the outstanding ability of some of our players mean that it can be difficult for the manager at times if he wants to rotate the team for different matches and to rest the most important Arsenal [...]
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed talisman Alexis Sanchez following the Chilean international's scintillating display against West Ham United.
Sanchez scored a hat-trick and set up Mesut Ozil for the opening goal of the game as Arsenal cruised to a 5-1 win at the London Stadium.Wenger believes that Sanchez is a unique player and praised his work ethic.
It was great to see Arsenal scoring freely again in our scintillating 5-1 at West Ham United, but good old Arsene Wenger regrets that we didn't score more of our chances in the first half! Wenger said when he was asked if he thought the second half was impressive. "You can say that, but we [...]
I am sure that every Arsenal fan has heard the awful news about Santi Cazorla, confirming once again that the Gunners have either the worst luck in the world or an underlying problem on the injury front. With the Spaniard having to go under the knife to sort out what first seemed to be a [...]
While a look at the Arsenal result in the Premier League today, 5-1 away to West Ham who under Slaven Bilic took four points off us last season, looks great and is certainly a big boost to our chances of challenging for the EPL title, the scoreline was given a huge coat of gloss with [...]
The hot topic of the moment for Arsenal fans is how we get back to the fluent football and free scoring style that was so encouraging from the Gunners up until the nasty month of November slowed us down. A lot of people have suggested that the loss of Santi Cazorla to our lengthy injury [...]
RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuettl has seemingly confirmedreports linking him with the Arsenal job. Arsene Wenger is into the final season of his current contract, and with his side currently in top form due to his creative management, you wouldn't have been surprised to see a new deal offered. The Frenchman does not appear to [.
Look guys, I am not saying that Arsenal do not want to challenge for, and hopefully win, the Premier League title this season. That would be daft and completely contrary to what Arsene Wenger has freely admitted in recent years. The Champions League, don't get me wrong, would be super sweet and even more so [.
There will be no Andy Carroll (in the starting 11 at least).
The pony-tailed party-loving poacher is, as is often the case, not fully fit. This is good news for Arsenal. Last time out, he bagged a quick-fire hat-trick against the Gunners. The Geordie Juggernaut liked scoring against Arsenal when he played for Newcastle, too.
Arsenal were thoroughly embarrassed at home on Wednesday when Southampton unceremoniously dumped us out of the League Cup again. Arsene Wenger made many changes to the starting line-up, but there were many more experienced players on the field than we usually get in the EFL and there were little excuses to be made for our [.
As we all know Arsene Wenger was 'disappointed' last night, as were all Arsenal fans especially the ones that booed the players off the pitch! But, as the title says, there was one very happy man in the dugout. Step forward Claude Puel the Southampton manager! Thanks to some dismal defending by the completely [.
Although we know that the EFL cup is not very high on the Arsenal manager's list of priorities and he does the same thing with rotasting the squad every season, it was still a bit disappointing to see Arsene Wenger make 10 changes to the team for this quarter-final against Southampton. We certainly paid the [.
When the recent north London derby clash between Arsenal and Tottenham in the Premier League was ending I did not even realise at the time that our Spanish international star Hector Bellerin had picked up an injury thanks to a rash and needless tackle by Danny Rose, which was later criticised by Arsene Wenger.
After already playing out three draws in Nasty November, Arsenal could easily have made it four yesterday and we would have had to change the name to Nervous November as Bournemouth managed to create many chances to get a second equaliser before Alexis Sanchez put the game to bed in the 90th minute. Arsene Wenger [.
The Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is very highly respected for his work at the South Coast club and he sets his team out to be effective and entertaining, so there is no surprise that he is often tipped to be Arsenal's new manager when Arsene Wenger retires. He has done amazing things with Bournemouth in [.
I have a feeling that picking Arsenal's Starting XI for this afternoon's game at the Emirates is not going to be as easy as it usually would be. Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he will be using some rotation after our gruelling draw against PSG in midweek, so let's look at the team he [...]
There some reports about Arsenal in the football press this week talking about Alexis Sanchez and how Arsene Wenger was keen to give the Chile international star a winter break like he used to have at his former clubs Udinese and Barcelona, because with his recent international commitments it has been over three years since [.
If Arsene Wenger was looking for some encouragement about his transfer plans for Arsenal as we draw ever close to the opening of the winter transfer window which is not just over a month away, the the latest Arsenal transfer rumour reported by Metro should be just whgat the doctor ordered. of Alaba but for [.
My guess is that if you were to ask 100 Gooners whether Xhaka would start against PSG, well over 90 would have said "Yes". So, why didn't Mr Wenger agree?The simple answer is that I have no idea! However, as we need a post I will make some suggestions.
Normally in football it is better to play in front of your own fans than to play away, but the situation is not that simple for Arsenal, as the Emirates stadium is not exactly known for being an intimidating place for other teams to come to and the Arsenal fans can be somewhat less than [...]
So the next game in Nasty November is coming up on Sunday as Arsenal face Bournemouth at the Emirates, and Arsene Wenger has a few decisions to make on who starts the game. First of all we have the choice between Monreal and Gibbs for left-back, and I feel that Monreal will get the nod [...]
Arsene Wenger has said that Arsenal intend to offer Jack Wilshere a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.
The England international is on a season-long loan to Bournemouth, but the Arsenal manager has revealed the Gunners are planning to give Wilshere the option to extend his stay with the club, with the Frenchman keen to arrange meetings with the player's representatives in the new year.
Apart from at the start of the season when Arsenal took just one point from the first two games, there has not been too much talk about the problems facing Arsene Wenger and his team and the reasons why we always seem to blow it, whether that is having a poor run of games in [...]
Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal have lost their momentum after his team squandered top spot in Champions League Group A with a poor home draw against Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal had already booked their place in the knock-out stages, but in coughing up a 2-1 lead on Wednesday night they now need PSG to drop points against Ludogorets in their final game if they are to finish top of the group.
London (AFP) Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal have lost momentum and look destined for a frustrating second-placed finish in their Champions League group after being held to a 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain.
Wenger's side were on course to wrap up top spot in Group A when they led 2-1 late in the second half at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.