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 [.
Despite suggesting that he would have to start rotating his Arsenal squad, Arsene Wenger is keen to press home the advantage at the top of the Premier League. Add to that the fact that Cardiff City have done really well against the big teams, especially on their own turf, and you can see why the [...
Should Monreal feature vs Swansea? by Ash It's not the first time I've spoken about Nacho Monreal this season, having mentioned his future at the club in just the last week, however such the extent of news as well as conversation surrounding the Spanish man, I think it's appropriate that we tackle his situation once [.
On the back of a victory against Marseille in the Champions League, Arsenal travel to the Welsh capital to face a Cardiff side who have recently hit a rich vein of form. The Gunners maintained a four point gap over Liverpool and Chelsea with a win over Southampton and will look to keep hold of [...]
It is competition time again Arsenal fans. We are giving you another chance to get you hands on one of the exclusive Just Arsenal T-shirts, which will be posted to the winner of this weekend's competition. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to make three predictions about [...]
Monreal could be leaving the Gunners in the near future! by Ash Nacho Monreal has become a fan favourite since joining Arsenal last January, although I'm not entirely sure whether it's because of his genuine footballing ability or if it's because his first name recollects a tasty Emirates halftime treat, but whatever the reason, there [.
There has been a lot of talk about international players this season, which is perfectly normal in the run up to the World Cup, with speculation about lots of Arsenal players, especially those like Thomas Vermaelen and whether they might be looking to move on to get regular game time to boost their chances of [.
Monreal may not stick around! by Ash For the first time arguably since the days of Ashley Cole's time at the club, Arsenal have managed to find a top quality left back in Kieran Gibbs. Gibbs has been in great form so far this season and in fact he has been praised for his performances [...]
Arsene Wenger was given a rare injury boost in the run up to Arsenal's very important Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund in Germany. That means that Kieran Gibbs has been included in the squad, and allowed Wenger to name an unchanged starting XI that played so well against Liverpool. So that is good news [.
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal match preview by Ash Today Arsenal visit Germany to face Borussia Dortmund in the 4th group stage game of this Champions League campaign. Just over two weeks ago, Arsenal endured a difficult test against Dortmund back at the Emirates stadium and we unfortunately came away from that game disappointed not to [.
It is Arsenal competition time again, Gooners, and some lucky person is going to receive an exclusive T-shirt designed by us here at Just Arsenal. All you have to do to win is make three predictions about the result of tonight's big Champions League game between the Gunners and the dangerous Borussia Dortmund team of [.
Does the defence still need to be improved? by Ash A big factor or perhaps falter around Arsenal has always been the club's defensive strategy. Sometimes it's the lack of quality in the players, such as Sebastian Squillaci or Phillipe Senderos, and sometimes it's down to pure tactics such as zonal marking on corners and [.
After Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Liverpool at the Emirates, the Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger gave the fans an update on the injury of star midfielder Jack Wilshere and the knock that forced the left back Kieran Gibbs off. The England international midfielder is said to have suffered a minor re-occurence of his ankle injury and [.
While a great deal of media hype features around Arsenal's new found star Mesut Ozil and the return of Santi Cazorla, many seem to be forgetting that there are some players in this team that have been around the squad for many years now and in fact they play as much of an important role [...]
Mertesacker still concerned about Arsenal's defence! by Ash So far this season one of the main reasons behind Arsenal's impressive form is because the team has worked massively on the defensive part of the game. Although a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season seemed to prove this wrong with [.
The first game for Arsenal after the international break seems ay first look to be a nice, easy home game againsy the struggling Norwich City of Chris Hughton, but it would be foolish for the Gunners to take this too lightly. To be fair to Arsenal, they have shown a great consistency and desire to [.
He may have had to play second fiddle in the Arsenal team to Kieran Gibbs so far this season, but the Spanish international left back Nacho Monreal has no regrets about his move to the Emirates on the last day of last season's January transfer window. The main reason for that is because Monreal knows [.
When Kieran Gibbs picked up an injury last season, luckily for Arsenal it gave Arsene Wenger just enough time to bring in a replacement, otherwise the Gunners might have had to rely on the Brazilian Andre Santos. It is not stretching things too much to say that this could have cost Arsenal their place in [.
Wenger won't give up on youth policy! by Ash Arsene Wenger has always been one for having a strict Arsenal transfer policy when it comes to the footballing transfer window; however things looked to have changed with the more recent acquisition of Mesut Ozil from Spanish super club Real Madrid. Arsenal managed to secure a [.
Does Gibbs get the recognition he deserves? by Ash Kieran Gibbs has come a long way over the past five years or so, having turned from a poor Artsenal winger, to a soon to be world class left back! Gibbs didn't actually come through the youth ranks at Arsenal like many perceive, because the left [...
While one former Arsenal left back anxiously awaits a medical report on a damaged rib, the current holder of the position at the Emirates, Kieran Gibbs, is doing the same thing but for different reasons. Arsenal fans' favourite (NOT) former defender Ashley Cole had to be substituted in Chelsea's win over Norwich yesterday, and he [.
Arsene Wenger seems to have a magic touch at producing left backs for Arsenal, with Kieran Gibbs well on his way to reaching the heights, and even surpassing, the previous two of Gael Clichy and Ashley Cole. Hey, you never know, we might even hang on to this one. The 24-year old seems to have [...]
Should Monreal get a starting spot at Arsenal? by Ash Arsenal have been a good producer of left backs over the last decade or so with the likes of Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy and more recently Kieran Gibbs all coming through the ranks at Arsenal, however the focus today is on Arsenal's Spanish defender Nacho [.
It was not very long ago that the Arsenal and England full back Kieran Gibbs was getting himself a reputation as an injury prone player, having missed significant periods ever since he first broke his foot at the end of 2009. However, apart from a small thigh problem last season, he has quietly become a [.
Why Wenger likes a left wing Nacho by KJ It's well known that Arsenal have a plethora of injuries at the moment, especially to the left wing position with Cazorla, Podolski and Oxlade-Chamberlain. As a result, we've been forced to play Wilshere as a LW. What's interesting is that rather than opting for someone like [.
Champions League review by KJ Marseille 1 – 2 Arsenal; we survived the first half and punished them in the second. The game started off decently with us getting Walcott through on goal numerous times. Unfortunately Theo struggled to put those chances away. We were forced to defend resolutely for the remainder of the half [.
Fenerbahce banned! Worthless games? by AH So with the news that Fenerbahce have been banned from competing in Europe, Arsenal may suddenly feel that their efforts haven't been worthwhile playing against the Turkish club. A number of things may frustrate Wenger after the decision; however it wasn't all bad, with some aspects of the game [.
Does this Arsenal squad have the "Quality"? By Twig
With the departure of Arshavin, Gervinho, Squillaci and Chamakh there is little argument that this Arsenal squad is short on numbers. And the manager has admitted as much. However, is the Arsenal squad up to scratch with regards to quality?
Arsenal went into this crucial first leg play-off against Fenebahce able to field the strongest possible side, but with a worry about adequate cover on the bench, especially in defence, although we did have Monreal back as vital back up in the left back position. Cazorla started on the left and Rosicky in the middle.
Well, at least injury did not ravage the Arsenal starting line up as badly as we had feared. Mikel Arteta was the only major absence, and Arsene Wenger was actually able to name the same eleven players that finished the final game of last season. Cazorla and Podolski were on the bench, but the squad lightness was clear with Gnabry and Frimpong beside them.
A question that Arsene Wenger must have been asking himself over the summer is who should be the squad's first choice left back? We have two first team left backs as everybody will know. We have English and Arsenal born and bred Kieran Gibbs who is one of the Gunners who has come all the way through the club's youth system to earn a place in the team.
It seemed like good news this summer as Arsenal released a large number of players deemed to be surplus to requirements, or `deadwood` as they are often disparagingly called. The problem is that the Gunners have not replaced them and that could leave us open to serious problems if a few key players picked up injuries.
When it comes to Arsenal and you think of British players, I'm sure you won't have any trouble in remembering the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey. However in past years you may have had that issue and I'm even pretty sure that at one point Theo Walcott was our only English first team player that actually got into the starting XI on a regular basis.
I don't want to alarm you, Arsenal fans, it is not like Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal are injured or leaving the club, but there is a chance that they will not be ready to play for the Gunners when the Premier League season kicks off against Aston Villa on August 17th.
Because of the two Spanish players' involvement in the Confederations Cup in Brazil, which finishes tonight, Arsene Wenger is giving them an extended holiday so they can recover and be nice and fresh when they do come back, The Sun has reported.
With the Rio 2014 World Cup looming on the horizon, it is only natural for the Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs to be a little disappointed to not have been selected for the two England friendlies, against Brazil and Ireland this summer. Gibbs knows, however, that the best way to be selected for your country is to be performing well for your club, and that is the only thing the 23-year will be focusing on for the foreseeable future.
Arsene's injury update ahead of Cardiff! by Ash Ahead of this weekend's game against newly promoted side Cardiff City, Arsene Wenger has been given the positive news that several of his stars are on the road to recovery, including updates regarding the respective situations of Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain.
In the 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa, which humiliated everyone associated with Arsenal alike, we picked up a few issues. Firstly we cannot go without noticing the injuries that were picked up from that game, to add to the many first team players we already have ruled out.
We all know the Arsenal squad is thin at the moment and not just thin but hanging on its bare last legs before an absolute meltdown happens. May I point out to you that at the end of last season we had one of the most in-depth squad's.
Well that went well. we rode the storm a bit but hit the sweet spot with Walcott's strike and never looked back from there. This is a devil of a group the best one we've had in a while (I mean that it's much more interesting this way) so to hit the ground running with an away win is just what the doctor ordered.