Nacho Monreal and his future in the Arsenal team Nacho Monreal has always been seen as a solid left back ready to enter the first team any time. Bought in the winter of the 2012-2013 season to replace the injured Gibbs, Monreal has performed reasonably well for the Gunners whenever he puts on the shirt, [.
I never thought I would be saying this after Nacho Monreal signed for Arsenal in the January transfer window of 2013, but I reckon it is time to cut the Spanish left back loose and get a replacement. According to a report in The Express, La Liga side Athletic Bilbao are keen to take the [...]
I still think that there should be three Arsenal players in the England World Cup squad picked by Roy Hodgson. Luke Shaw may have been very impressive as he burst on to the scene with Southampton this season, but Kieran Gibbs has also been brilliant for Arsenal and has more experience, especially at the top [.
All the national team managers have named their provisional squads for the World Cup, all the ones that affect Arsenal at least, and there are not too many surprises as to which Gunners are going. But how will the tournament in Brazil affect the players that go, and what about those with the disappointment of [.
Last season Arsene Wenger made a big deal of Arsenal signing up his young British talents on long-term contracts, saying that they were going to be the çore'of the side that were going to go on to great things. Wenger said last December: "We are delighted that these five young players have all signed new [.
Arsene Wenger has had a few decisions to make as Arsenal go into the final day with nothing to play for except momentum and confidence. So it is no surprise to see that the Frenchman has made a few changes to his starting XI. With Wojcicech Szczesny needing one more clean sheet to win the [...]
Norwich vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ This is our final league game of the 2013/2014 season and there's very little riding on it. Arsenal have already qualified for the Champions league (although we have to negotiate the qualifier in August) and the players will have one eye on the game [.
From first to fourth by Big Gun Where did it all go wrong for Arsenal this season? We were top of the league over December and looked more than capable of going all the way. As many pundits said at the time, Arsenal's title challenge should only be taken into account after facing the tougher [...]
The good news for Arsene Wenger is that he is not going to find it difficult to pick the Arsenal starting line-up to face Pepe Mel's West Brom at the Emirates on Sunday. The bad news is that the reason the Frenchman will find it so easy is because he has not got a lot [...]
With all of the injury problems that Arsenal have had to cope with this season, it was starting to look like the curse of Abou Diaby had rubbed off on the likes of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil. But the tall French midfielder is still way out in front in the race to [...]
It is no surprise that Arsenal have a few injury concerns ahead of a vitally important away game against Hull City. It would only be a surprise if Arsene Wenger had a fully fit and complete squad of players to choose from. Things are getting better for the Gunners, with Aaron Ramsey already back and [.
It wasn't pretty but we got there in the end! by Ash As I am sure you are all aware, unless you have been in a coma, Arsenal have managed to reach the 2014 FA Cup final at Wembley for the 17th May in what will be an inviting encounter whoever the opponent, which looks [...]
There is good news and bad news for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger and his players attempt to book a place in the FA cup final in just over a month's time. As usual, the Gunners squad is ravaged by injury, but at least two key players will be on from the start against Wigan Athletic [...]
I am not sure if it is just me, but judging from the comments from Arsenal fans over the week I don"t think so, but the crushing despair and worry that followed last weekend's tame display at Everton has slowly been replaced by excitement and growing confidence in the last few days. I really hope [..
Are you sitting down Arsenal fans? Because I have a shock for you; Arsenal have got big injury problems for this weekend's crucial FA cup semi-final against Wigan. Surprised? No I didn't think so. This is beyond deja vu, as every week we seem to be sweating on the fitness of a few players, not [...]
Having already met twice this season, Arsenal are well aware of the threat that will be posed by our Premier League opponents Everton this weekend. The game could be crucial in deciding whether the Gunners make it into the Champions League for the umpteenth year running or whether Roberto Martinez can finally get the Toffees [.
I am really surprised but hugely relieved at the same time. Arsenal have been handed a double boost ahead of what now looks like a crucial Premier League game against Swansea City. The FA have upheld the Gunners' appeal for both Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, which will be a huge relief to Arsene Wenger [.
Amidst all the awful performances by the Arsenal players and the terrible 6-0 defeat to the worst possible manager on the worst possible day, referee Andre Marriner took some of the heat off Arsenal by making a lughably poor decision to send Kieran Gibbs off for handball when it should have been Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
What can I say Arsenal fans? I for one have had enough of this garbage and an heading for the nearest boozer! And on the landmark day of Arsene Wenger managing the Gunners for the 1000th competitive game. I am more ashamed to be an Arsenal fan than I have ever been. The only small [...]
Derby day is here Arsenal fans, and this one could be the most important in many years. A win for Arsenal today against our fierce local rivals will all but guarantee a top four finish for the Gunners. Arsenal would then be nine points ahead of fifth placed spuds with a game in hand to [...]
I have got a funny feeling of deja vu writing this, probably because Arsenal seem to have an injury crisis every bloody week. The number of casualties this week is eight, according to the official website, but that list does not include the January loan signing Kim Kallstrom, who although he is back in training [.
As if a Champions League game away to the current holders Bayern Munich was not a daunting enough task, Arsenal may have to attempt it without some key players. Arsene Wenger is already having to cope without Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey< kim Kallstrom and Jack Wilshere and now he could have a serious problem in [.
Is Vermaelen able to play at left back for the Gunners? by Ash It may have been a while since we last saw Thomas Vermaelen ply his trade for Arsenal however he has been named fit enough to make the team squad that will play Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this weekend. Vermaelen's Arsenal [...]
It was very worrying for Arsenal fans to see three more players added to the injury list in the last couple of games. The fact that two of them, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal, were both left backs was even worse, especially as Thomas Vermaelen, who can play there as well as in the centre, [...]
I'm sure I don't need to remind you that Arsenal have had one or two problems with players getting injured this season. So it was probably no surprise to see Kieran Gibbs have to be replaced early in the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, and then his replacement Nacho Monreal went off at halftime [.
Arsenal are back on top of the league. Not the Premier League, at least not yet, but the league of injuries updated regularly on physioroom.com. We have been there for most of the season as well, just like the Premier League but have been off the top for the last few weeks. Hopefully the trend [...]
Arsenal have come through a horrible period of games a little bumped and bruised but in miraculously good shape, mentally and physically. The Gunners have a tough job to do in Munich but it could have been much worse. They have got a home tie in the FA cup quarters and are somehow still just [...]
What an unbelievable start by Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had surprised many by giving Yaya Sanogo just his second start. Along with a rampant Jack Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain, the youngster inspired the Gunners and we really got Bayern on the back foot. When Ozil was fouled in the box in the 8th minute, the Emirates was [.
Well here we go Arsenal fans. Tonight's game at the Emirates against Manchester United is a must win one for both teams after the weekend's disappointments. Arsene Wenger is backing his players who have done so well already this season, but the Frenchman has made a couple of changes to the side that collapsed so [.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ This is easily the biggest test of the season so far for Arsenal. We have been knocked off the top of the league aafter that terribly disappointing thrashing by Liverpool. Our players will be low on morale and now have to face a [.
A February to forget for Arsenal? by Twig By way of summary, in this February Arsenal have a nightmarish fixture list that has us play Liverpool twice (lost the first of the two games today), perennial "superiors" United, and then host UCL champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of our tie. Luckily for us, [.
Gibbs gives an insight ahead of Arsenal trip to Liverpool by Ash Having returned to winning ways by achieving all three points against Crystal Palace last weekend, Arsenal now begin their tough run across three competitions that will see the Gunners face some of the best teams in Europe, one of those more than once, [.
Arsenal 4 â€“ 0 Coventry City Player Ratings by KJ Fabianski â€“ 7 Was very shaky when it came to claiming the ball and controlling it with his feet but made two crucial saves that could've made this game a lot more difficult had they gone in. Jenkinson â€“ 6.5 He ran around a lot [...]
If you believe what you read in the newspapers and the comments sections of football websites, Arsenal are absolutely desperately in need of a new striker during this January transfer window. If no quality front man comes in, the reasoning goes, then the Gunners title challenge will falter. Arsene Wenger does not seem so desperate, [.
With Arsenal 1-0 up away to Newcastle and facing concerted pressure from Alan Pardew's side, the decision to take off your left back Kieran Gibbs may have seemed a little strange to the fans. When you consider that the Gunners' other choice left back, Spanish international Nacho Monreal, was not even on the bench because [.
Why we shouldn't be content with the draw yesterday by KJ Arsenal had the opportunity to go seven points clear at the top yesterday but failed to take that opportunity thanks to a brilliant strike by Deulofeu five minutes before the game ended. Many seem to be content with the result because Everton were very [.
Hi Gooners. Arsenal never really looked threatening last night at all. Again, it took us most of the first half to get stuck in. As the commentator described, it was an edgy performance to say the least. Too many broken passes and mistakes. No penetration whatsoever. We lacked pace and a nose for goal.
Jenkinson isn't as bad as everyone makes out! by Ash Since Carl Jenkinson joined Arsenal back in 2011, the right sided defender has endured a relatively tough time at the club. He has had to put up with stick from the fans during a distressed period of time, whilst his own playing ability has also [.
"History will be kind to me", said Winston Churchill, "for I intend to write it".
Wenger, sadly, has no such luxury, and when the history books recount the amazing achievement of his 1,000th game, they will also tell of a man whose team put in possibly the most abject display of his entire 18-year tenure.