Wenger finds shades of Henry in Welbeck - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger accepts that his new centre-forward Danny Welbeck has tremendous potentials to be a top quality striker, but at the same time he admits the comparison with club legend Thierry Henry is too premature.
Unless he signs a new contract in the next eight months, Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will be able to walk away from his current club Real Madrid and the Spanish giants will not receive a single euro in compensation. Even with all their money, that is not a good situation and they do still [.
Özil's perceived lack of form, motivation and effectiveness in the team has been debated by fans and journos alike over the past months, weeks and days. Some have even questioned Wenger's alleged favouritism in steadfastly retaining for Mesut a starting position despite his lack of impact on our game.
Morning all, welcome to a brand new week after what turned out to be a quite excellent weekend for us, all things told.
Having done what we needed to do at Villa Park on Saturday, Sunday brought a bounty of riches. And by riches I mean hilarious things to point and laugh at. Firstly, Man Utd were 2-0 up, then 3-1 up against Leicester but ended up down to 10 men and losing 5-3.
Forget all the media talk, Arsenal fans, that wants to suggest that the reason the Gunners beat Aston Villa yesterday was some mystery virus. Apparently that meant Paul Lambert had to without six of his Villa players. Boo hoo and all that, but Arsene Wenger had no less than seven of the Arsenal squad unavailable [.
Poor old Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal boss cannot do right for doing wrong it seems, even with the Arsenal fans who are supposed to support him. It has not quite reached the Alan Pardew stage yet, with fans printing thousands of leaflets demanding his sacking, but if the Gunners had not managed to win at [.
I know that Arsenal fans will be disappointed if the Gunners finish in fourth place in the Premier League again, but maybe we should be a bit more grateful for the fact that Arsene Wenger has always kept us in that Champions League spot, even though it has been by the skin of our teeth [...]
For people like me who believe that we have the right man for the job as manger then today was particularly satisfying. Arsenal's win over Aston Villa vindicates Wenger's tactics, his signings and his team selection and sends those involved in the mini meltdown, which took place as a result of loosing our first game since April, scurrying to collect their toys they were oh so quick to throw out of the pram in the week.
Let's be honest with ourselves Arsenal fans. When we heard that Danny Welbeck was going to sign for the Gunners on transfer deadline day, a lot of us were not happy. I think that the hope of getting Radamel Falcao was played a big part in that, but we soon came round and saw that [...]
It is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal were really under pressure to produce something at Aston Villa today, with a woeful display in Dortmund meaning that Arsene Wenger and a large number of his players coming in for some fierce criticism from us fans and the football media in general. But it should be [.
Well, the fans have giving the team a good kicking this week, we can only hope they pass it on to Aston Villa this afternoon.
We are always unlucky about meeting a team as they are in good from and today is no exception. Given last season's miserable performances it was more likely that Lambert would be sacked rather than make his young team into the formidable opponents they will be post kick-off.
When Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid last summer, it was enough to convince Jose Mourinho to pull the plug on the deal that was in place for us to loan Demba Ba from Chelsea. His former manager from Real Madrid called Ozil the best number 10 in the world, but these days people [...]
Arsene Wenger has a big tactical decision to make as Arsenal prepare to travel to Birmingham to face Aston Villa. The Gunners desperately need a morale boosting wing after what happened in Germany on Tuesday, but another defeat would leave us well adrift of the league leaders and even shorter on confidence.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has launched an impassioned defence of under-fire midfielder Mesut Ozil, insisting that the German World Cup winner should not be used as a "scapegoat" for Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League defeat away to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Arsenal fans may have had a bit more to shout about int the transfer market over the last year or so, but at the end of each window, us fans and the football media are still left scratching our heads as to why Arsene Wenger did not sign, for instance, a striker or a defensive [...]
Team Strengths: Arsenal's team strengths are ironically their midfield and forward depth (something that the Gunners have had issues with in the past) and passing ability. When all of the Gunners are healthy, the team has Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, and Yaya Sanogo as options up front.
We all know how good we feel when Arsenal win a game or even just score a goal, but these good moments are counter-balanced by many, many annoyances which crop up due to the circus that surrounds football.
I believe the idea was to name a top 5 most annoying things but I think it might be better to name a random 5 as many of us will find similar grievances at the tops of our lists.
The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign [.
I struggled this week to muster up the courage to sit and write about the Arsenal. Not because my love for the team has wilted, butbecause there isn't much to write that won't utterly piss off at least half the fan base. A step further, I'm not necessarily worried about..
The Arsenal captain was not absolving himself of blame for the dire performance and defeat by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, but Mikel Arteta has taken the captain's role and delivered a stark and honest appraisal of where Arsenal went wrong and how we have to change quickly or forget about winning the Champions League.
I know that Arsene Wenger signed the Germany international Mesut Ozil for Arsenal because he thought the 25-year old superstar would be one of the key pieces in the jigsaw for the Gunners team of the future. And the Frenchman has always backed his record signing and given him plenty of time and patience to [.
Arsenal need to find some form, somehow, anyhow. We have been in this position before, of course, like two seasons ago when the Gunners were well beaten at home by Bayern Munich after going out of the FA cup to lower league Blackburn before losing to our north London rivals Tottenham. That left us with [.
Finally, the money is there, Puma are on board so we can afford to shop in Harrods rather than at Lidl and Aldi. Last season we won the FA Cup, our first trophy since Noah was a boy, one less albatross round our collective neck.
Before the season started we had signed Alexis, Chambers, Debuchy and Ospina as well as finally welcoming Campbell into the squad, in the final minutes of the transfer window we snatched Welbeck from Manure.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has implemented a new 4-1-4-1 formation as of late, with either Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini being deployed as the sole defensive midfielder in the middle of the pitch. The lack of manpower in the space just in front of Arsenal's back four was one of the reasons (there were plenty) Borussia Dortmund dominated the north London team in their opening Champions League group stage match Tuesday night.
Arsene has to change or go, time's up. by KM After another terrible Arsenal performance at Dortmund, how long before Wenger is taken to account for his mistakes? Are the AKB's still happy with him ? Arsenal were miles behind the Germans. You could just see what a young manager with some tactical plans does [.
In truth, prior to the defeat in Dortmund on Tuesday night, Arsenal's start to the season had been patchy; a team that looked a little like it was just about being sellotaped together, until Borussia's ruthless dismantling of a dishevelled looking Arsenal side. It's reasonably obvious to everybody by now that Arsene has tried to tinker a little with last season's formula and it's clearly taking some time to synchronise all of the team's attacking attributes.
Yesterday my phone started breaking right before my eyes. Firstly, the speaker stopped working so I can't hear any sounds unless I've got headphones in. Then, without warning, the screen started coming off from the rest of it. This morning, I was fully expecting to find it disintegrated on the floor beside me, but no, it was still intact – but the speaker was still knackered so I didn't hear the alarm.