I just can't believe it! Another seemingly innocuous injury to an Arsenal player ends up leading to another long spell on the sidelines. This time it is Jack Wilshere who is facing six weeks out of action. The 22-year old took what looked like a painful blow to the top of his foot from Denmark [...]
Arsenal fans could be set to find out whether the signing of Swedish international Kim Kallstrom at the end of the January transfer window was a complete nonsense or just a P.R. disaster. The 31-year old midfielder is back in full training and might even feature in Saturday's FA cup 6th round game against Everton, [.
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 [...]
Arsene Wenger My Issues by M.K. I hate to be writing this in reaction to the Arsenal defeat against Liverpool, but once again it just seems as if we haven't learnt from our many mistakes. I have the upmost respect for Arsene Wenger and the work he's done revolutionising the club during his time [...]
What Could Kallstrom Add for Arsenal? by Queefy Gunner Following the heavy defeat to a feisty Liverpool side, Arsenal are left wondering what could have been had the game started out differently. Wasting no time, the Reds marched on and taught the Gunners a lesson, slotting in four goals before halftime.
False 9, Ox, Kallstrom and other Arsenal stuff by J.A. Hey Arsenal fans, been quite a while since I last wrote around these parts. Hope you're fine. This is my first article since the off season but I've been noticing extreme arguments about Arsenal this season on this site and I'd like to put some [.
An open letter to some `chicken` Gooners by Simba I'd like to begin this letter by expressing my total disgust to the reactions of my fellow Arsenal fans on this site and on Twitter since the last day of the Transfer Window. We all are entitled to our own opinion anyways. Honestly, it'll sound so [..
It has got to be one of the worst and most embarrassing bits of transfer business that Arsenal Football Club have accomplished in a long time. And that is saying something because there are some strong candidates, like Sebastien `the squid` Squillaci. But signing a player as an emergency measure to cover for injuries and [.
Can Wenger take Arsenal back to glory days? by Uche Fellow Arsenal fans, this seems like a really weird question because it is generally believed that Arsene Wenger is the best thing that happened to Arsenal and that just may be true. The man loves Arsenal more than anyone at the club and I do [...]
Arsene Wenger is obviously aware that there is a groundswell of disappointment and frustration among the Arsenal fans. Hardly surprising, really, when the manager managed to splash out a grand total of zero English pounds to strengthen the Gunners squad for the tough run-in that could see us either become champions of England or extend [.
Arsenal fans need to stay united by J.O. Hello Arsenal fans. About 6 Months ago I was chatting with a group of friends over some beers. The conversation turned to football and discussions about the season ahead ensued with various people offering predictions about the likely fortunes of each team. After Arsenal's long spell in [.
You really could not make it up Arsenal fans! The story broke earlier today and was then picked up by most of the big news sources, including the BBC, about the new Arsenal signing Kim Kallstrom being injured. The general consensus was that the Swedish midfielder had picked up the injury in his very first [.
Two depressing transfer windows by Twig Never has the need for a striker been more obvious than now. Make no mistake, Giroud has done pretty well for us and has been as committed to the cause as everyone. He has scored some vital goals as well, take the goal against Newcastle for example. However, would [.
It is competition time again Arsenal fans. Here at Just Arsenal we are giving you another chance to win of our exclusive designed T-shirts to strut you stuff in. All you have to do to be in with a chance of being the coolest kid on the block is to make three simple predictions about [...]
It is usually a good sign of how football experts expect a team to do, although of course being sport anything can happen. Anyway, after Arsenal fans had to endure a month of frustration without their Mesut Ozil moment in this January transfer window, I thought I would take a look at what the bookies [.
Gunners Need to Look at the Bright Side by HairyCustard Following the signing of Kim Kallstrom from Spartak, many Gooners have taken to Twitter, and indeed, JustArsenal, to display their disgust that our only signing is a 31-year-old Swede well past his prime. Instead of having the Mesut Ozil effect, Kallstrom's signing seems to have [.
Why Kim might not be such a bad move after all by Blaz The BBC's David Ornstein has announced that the medical and terms have been agreed and Arsenal are just processing the transfer of Kim Kallstrom now. Whether he is the only new player coming we will have to wait anxiously and see. Four [...]
There have been calls from Arsenal fans, former Gunners and football pundits all month for Arsene Wenger to sign a striker. Some think that Olivier Giroud is not good enough, some think he is but that Bendtner is not good enough back-up, some think Arsenal need options up front and some think one injury will [.
Why didn't Arsenal go for Hernanes? by KJ As a I write this, Brazilian central midfielder Hernanes is close to completing his move from Lazio to Inter Milan for a reported fee of £10 million and you have to wonder, why weren't Arsenal in for him? We've been linked with Hernanes for a couple of [...]
Arsenal fans could be left in stunned disbelief if an aging Swedish midfielder is the only player to join the Gunners before the January transfer window slams shut and leaves us with a depleted and stretched squad while our main rivals have so many quality players they have to loan them out to other clubs.
And epic first week to the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, epic matches that
showcase some fantastic young talents. Not only this, but the first leg of Europa League round of
16 ended with some interesting results...
Europa League 1st leg results:
Juventus get a 3-1 win against Fulham, but Roy Hodgson's side has a crucial away goal.
Call that mimicry. Or boredom. Or the result of too many hot then cold showers. Anyway, I can't
help but feel exactly like OL in Toulouse : uninspired. Yes, there is a game tonight, and
mathematically there is still a chance to end up on the third spot; but Lille have got their
superpowers back, and QSG will do their best not to be ridiculed by seemingly unstoppable
Montpellier and their budget that is barely one fifth of theirs.
Where the Lionceaux (the cubs) meet Lyon... This saturday, the FC Sochaux-Montbéliard,
unbeaten in three matches, hosts the Olympique Lyonnais, currently fourth before this 27th day of
Ligue 1. The Lyonnais have the opportunity to overtake Marseille and reach the third step of the
podium, getting closer (at 1 point distance) to the leader, Lille, until they play on sunday, and
to Rennes who lost to Marseille (2-0).
Against Caen today, Lyon will compete in the 217th Coupe de France match in its history. So this
little known competition goes a long way, and few people know that the Football Club de Lyon played
in 1917 already in the final of the very first edition of this competition, against Olympique .. de
Pantin (a Paris suburb).
July 24, 2010
Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
After losing 2-0 in Portugal last weekend, OL head to southern Italy to play the third friendly
of the pre-season against Serie A giants Juventus. Claude Puel will continue a balancing act,
continuing to juggle the use of his first teamers with the CFAs due to a few injuries and the
continued abscence of the International players who still are not up to match fitness following
their returns from holiday.
This July has had to have been the slowest transfer month in OL history, but have no fear: JMA
says that things will definetly pick-up soon. Aulas says that he wants the squad to be trimmed down
to twenty-five players from the current twenty-eight, so that will mean at least four to five
players will have to leave: Boumsong, Kallstrom, Anderson, Mensah, and
Piquionne being the prime candidates for departure.
Well, the last two weeks have been dead slow interms of transfer gossip, either incoming or
outgoing. The only solid news we have is that JMA has come out setting a low transfer cap for the
summer, and Puel echoing that statement by setting another cap, this one in the form of the maximum
number of players that will be recruited, four at the most.
After a hell of a ride, tonight's emotional rollercoaster has finally taken us where we
In a thrilling game upon which millions of eyes were fixed, we finally got to see what guts
these players, and Puel as well, have. A hard fought come back, a real fighting spirit, combined to
choices we didn't know Puel was capable of, kept us on track for the Champions League.
November 8, 2009
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
3:00 EST (21:00CET, 20:00GMT)
Sunday evening it's back to work. But hopefully, it's not one of those usual Monday morning,
sloping, sluggish, I need a liter of coffee to get through the day, back to works, because aside
from the heart wrenching matches against Cesspool in the CL, Lyon have been afflicted with a
general malaise probably since week eight in the PSG match, and need this victory to put some pep
back in their step.
Just when you thought the door of the Lyon's transfer season had been locked until December- at
least if you believe Puel- with the arrival Bafetimbi Gomis, OL still have some
unfinished business to attend to, though it's all "out-bound" traffic, in their minds that is.
Really, Puel needs to have his head examined: his minimalist approach to recruiting is really
irking the crap-out-of-me.
The magnificent Allianz Arena is the stage for tomorrow's first leg Champions League semi final
tie between 4 time winners Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyon. This will be Bayern's 13th appearance
at this stage of the competition and the Germans will be looking to crown it with a win.
It does not take a genius to know that Bayern are the favourites to win the match.