When will Arsenal stop shooting themselves in the foot? by KM We managed to blew the 3 points once again. Now I know Arsenal will not win all their games but it's not the first time we make life difficult for ourselves. We conceded a goal because we lost the ball in our own half [...]
In the summer of 2013 we were despairing of signing a defensive midfielder. Arteta was over 30 and not really attuned to defensive work, we had been Diaby-ed once too often and we had sold Denilson, Eastmond, Frimpong and a host of other defenders (remember Andre Santos?). The mega-signings of Özil and Sanogo were exciting but didn't fulfil the long-term demands for a DM.
I don't know what it is with the Arsenal medical staff, but the Gunners seem to lose more top players to injuries every season than anyone else in Europe,. And barely six weeks into a new season another injury crisis is hitting Arsenal.
On Monday ESPMN reported that midfielder Aaron Ramsey is likely to be out "for about a month" with the hamstring injury he picked up against Tottenham at the weekend.
When Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League in late March, we ended up with our biggest defeat of the season. And after that 6-0 humbling, made even worse by the fact that it was a landmark day for Arsene Wenger and was completely ruined by his arch enemy Jose [...
Mesut Ozil found form of sorts for Arsenal on Saturday in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham, delivering a performance that showcased his usual understated subtlety, but one without producing the telling, final punch. He had one big opportunity at the start of the second-half, gliding into space on the right-hand side before receiving a neat pass from Jack Wilshere, but his shot was hit rather tamely at Hugo Lloris.
Danny Welbeck has only been an Arsenal player for a month and some of that was taken up by his time with the England national team during the last international break. And most Arsenal fans and pundits have been reasonably impressed with his contribution to the cause so far. Welbeck may have missed a few [.
I am not just writing this article because Arsenal have a central midfield crisis on our hands, with injuries and fitness issues making it appear that we could have no Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby or Mikel Arteta available for the next two very important games against Galatasaray. But it does highlight the fact [.
My Uncle Earnest had a First Cousin, known to all of us as Auntie Bob.
I don't know where the Auntie bit came from because he was definitely all Man. He was an alcoholic, and drank heavily from an early age, but stuck to the odourless vodka when flying Mosquitos as a Pathfinder in the last war.
Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal duo will miss Galatasaray and Chelsea clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal failed to win the last fixture against their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur as the Premier League fixture between the two clubs during the North London derby ended in a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday.
The fact that we feel as frustrated as we do by yesterday's draw just goes to show how far we have come and just how big the gulf is between the two clubs. Maybe I am underplaying this: dropping two points to the knuckle draggers from N17 is kick the cat around the living room annoying. Those points are not for sharing; they are ours and I, for one, want them.
There is an interesting Arsenal rumour in todays Express saying that the Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is looking to poach Mesut Ozil next summer if the World Cup winner continues to be played out of position and fails to impress when forced to play as a winger. Ozil had a fantastic game against Aston [.
Arsenal 1-1 Spurs Game in 10 Tweets is a post from: Just Football
Two Premier League derbies, two 1-1 draws. First at Anfield where a late Phil Jagielka screamer rescued a point for Everton at local rivals Liverpool, and then in this, the evening kick-off between North London partners in enmity, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
I have done many shameful things in my life, many things I regret and others which today fill me with embarrassment. You have always been like a son to me which brings me to perhaps the most shameful act of my life, well actually it is more a non-act because sometimes doing nothing is worse than doing something negative .
Wenger reminds Tottenham of stadium woes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of the North London derby, Arsene Wenger has warned their derby rivals Tottenham that they would struggle to compete at the top of the Barclays Premier League while building their new stadium. The Arsenal manager feels that Spurs must build a larger stadium in order to avoid falling behind Premier League's leading clubs.
Arsene Wenger is coming up to 18 years in charge of Arsenal, making him the longest serving Premier League manager by a country mile. And our three north London derby victories last season helped the Frenchman to see off two more of his counterparts from White Hart Lane, Tim Sherwood and AVB. So we have [.
You will not find many people any more who question the wisdom of Arsene Wenger in making Calum Chambers an Arsenal player during the summer transfer window. Not signing another quality defender or defrensive midfielder might be another matter but the teenager has already shown great attitude, ability and versatility.
Naturally and as usual, Arsenal have lost quite a few players to injury. We have been losing players at a regular rate ever since the season started, with Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Flamini and others picking up little knocks, while Nathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud have had to have surgery and will not [.
Derbies are brutal. This isn't breaking news, but derbies are games that are woefully brutal on the supporters leading up to the match, and the games rarely live up to the pre-match hype. It's not a stretch to say that the latest North London Derby won't be the same. Both teams have obvious strengths and frailties, so it should least be an interesting tactical battle.
We all know that Arsene Wenger likes to keep his plans for Arsenal close to his chest, be it transfer business, tactics or even which players are really fit enough to play. In that he is no different to most Premier League managers, but usually we have a good idea of the tactics and system [...]
The two Arsenal players that came in for the most criticism from the Capital One Cup defeat by Southampton on Tuesday were Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski. Both players were below par but I think we were more disappointed by them because we expect much better from them, especially as they were the old guard [.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is attempting to spin his inexcusable decision to not sign a center half this summer by saying that there were no quality players available to buy.
Yet Wenger has rejected the suggestion that he should shoulder the blame for a defensive crisis that has developed following injuries to Mathieu Debuchy, Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs, while Per Mertesacker is set to play against Tottenham on Saturday while carrying a minor knock.
There is no doubt that Danny Welbeck has made a good start to life as an Arsenal player. Not only have his attitude and personality allowed him to slot straight in with his new team mates off the pitch, his willingness to work hard on the pitch has given the Gunners a spring in their [...]
One of the big decisions that Arsene Wenger has to make as he gets Arsenal ready for the visit of Tottenham in Saturday's late Premier League kick off is about who will start in the right back role. With our first choice French international Mathieu Debucky on the sidelines after ankle surgery, at least the [.
Having only just started his first game for Arsenal in around 19 months, you would not expect Abou Diaby to start the very next one as well, especially one as important as a north London derby with Tottenham in the Premier League, but I have a sneaking feeling that the Frenchman could be on the [...]
Wenger give mixed news on Arsenal injury front - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of the North London derby this weekend, Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has given an injury update and team news with the latest on Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Flamini.
The Gunners boss confirmed that Mathieu Flamini is likely to be ready to return to the squad after missing their last two games with a dead leg picked up just before last weekend's victory at Aston Villa.
3 Major Reasons Why Arsene Wenger Is Not The Right Man For Arsenal Anymore - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Surviving 18 seasons as the manager of a football club is no mean feat in any part of the world. Arsene Wenger hasn't managed it with any ordinary team, but with one of the top European clubs of the last two decades Arsenal.
There were more Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with a player in the deep lying central midfield role than any other, by some distance. And that has been the case with the Gunners in every transfer window for the past few years. But as you know all too well, Arsene Wenger does not see [...]
Will There Be A Surprise Entrant In The Top 4 This Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last season's title race was undoubtedly one of the most competitive in the history of the Premier League. Each of the top 4 in Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal were firm favourites at some point or the other in the campaign, and though City ran out winners in the end, the other three had good reason to feel justifiably aggrieved.