Arsenal vice-captain Per Mertesacker accepts the Gunnersare still misfiring despite pulling off a dramatic late 2-1 win over Anderlecht in Brussels to stay on course for the Champions League knock-out stage.
The Gunners got away with a largely average display at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, where a second-half header from Andy Najar looked to have put the Belgians on course for a famous win to ruin manager Arsene Wenger's 65th birthday.
I'll say it again, Arsenal should sign Lukas Podolski up to be the next Gunnersaurus. The German is a social media king and a one-man entertainment machine. And, to be honest, he rarely actually gets a game these days anyway.
However, despite struggling to get much action in Arsenal's first 11, the cheeky-chappie German continues to stay positive.
The Signal Iduna Park. Scene of one of the best football nights of my life. Regular readers will be bored with yet another reminder of the why's and wherefore's of Didit and my victorious campaign to German soil. We came, we saw, we conquered. Enough said.
However, a repeat of the Arsenal victory may kick start our season and I can see no reason why we cannot beat them again.
It turned out to be a good night for England and Roy Hodgson, and a great one for Danny Welbeck whose two goals ensured a 2-0 win over Switzerland in Basel. Beforehand it felt as if things were going to take their usual turn in the English press, with the knives out for the manager, but instead the new Arsenal boy made the difference.
This Premier League fixture will be the first game of the season where two top five teams face each other. It's fifth against fourth when the Gunners travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton in their second league game of the season.
Neither side produced what they're capable of on the opening day, Arsenal escaping with a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace thanks to a late Aaron Ramsey goal and the Toffees drawing 2-2 away to new boys Leicester City.
Arsenal's World Cup-Winning Striker Targeted By Juventus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With just over a week left to go till it slams shut, the transfer window is hotting up. Arsenal have been in the news a lot lately, and it seems likely that manager Arsene Wenger will make at least one more addition to the squad in the days that remain.
Arsenal star or Manchester United reject set for transfer move? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a bolt out of the blue, the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website have claimed that Serie A champions Juventus are very much interested in World Cup winner Lukas Podolski and are ready to make contact with Arsenal in the coming week.
Alexis Sanchez and Tactical Cohesion Why Arsenal's Chilean star will offer more than just goals is a post from: Just Football
The day was February 8th 2014, but with Arsenal and Liverpool both sitting in the top four of the Premier League and eyeing up a title challenge, nobody would have blamed you for thinking it might be 1989.
PHOTO: Arsenal star takes selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal star Lukas Podoslki might not be known for being tech savy. But the German star took to Facebook to post a selfie of himself with Chancellor Angela Merkel after Geramny's crushing 4-0 win over Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.
Ok, I think the first thing to do this morning is to say how utterly delighted I am with the win. Under the circumstances, as the game went into the final few minutes, I wasn't expecting us to snatch a point, let alone all three, so do that is really very enjoyable.
Some worrying news regarding Mikel Arteta to start with. The initial prognosis for his ankle injury is that he'll miss 'at least two weeks' and the club don't expect him to be available again until after the international break.
After Everton, Besiktas and then Leicester next Sunday we have the first Interlull of the new campaign and following that it's a game against Champions Man City.
During the summer months, the transfer window is the predominant focus of supporter attention. In fact, in this day and age, the window has become a kind of monolithic essence, its popularity seems to have outstripped the actual game of football itself. Whilst transfers are obviously an important feature of a club's activity during pre-season, there are plenty of other issues to occupy a manager's mind.
Things continue to take shape ahead of the new season with the return, yesterday, of Arsenal's World Cup winning Germans.
At first nobody knew how close they were, then the Instagram servers started going bonkers and everyone looked up, sniffed the air and said 'Poldi?'. He was followed by Per and Mesut, and soon everyone was Instagramming and Selfie-ing everyone else, and normality returned, at last, to the training ground.
The World Cup is over and it was a good day for the Gooners as Germany beat an Argentina side who blew their chances in a big way.
Mario Gotze's goal was brilliant, more than worthy of winning the final in a tournament that has been so entertaining, but there'll be Argentine players who will have nightmares for the rest of their lives about the opportunities they missed.
Bei einer Fußball-WM geht es schon lange um mehr als das Spiel. Ein wichtiger Aspekt für die Spieler ist sich dort zu präsentieren und auf sich aufmerksam zu machen. Wer gut spielt, erhöht damit u. A. seinen finaziellen Wert, und zwar enorm, wie wir am Beispiel James Rodríguez sehen.Weltmeister der Selfies @Podolski10 #lp10
Ich möchte einen guten Freund grüßen, der leider nicht dabei sein kann: Michael Schumacher. Er ist genauso fußballverrückt wie wir alle und ihm geht's leider nicht so gut. Hiermit möchten wir, ich und der DFB, seiner Familie weiter viel Kraft wünschen und dass er bald auf die Beine kommt.
Was macht ein frischgebackener Weltmeister, nachdem man den Pokal in Luft gestemmt hat und sich feiern hat lassen? Na klar, man geht mit dem Sohnemann ein wenig Fussball spielen und lässt sich das ein oder andere Ei ins Tor legen. Lukas Podolski hat das gezeigt, fast unbeobachtet, da so gut.
Brazuca ist nur ein Ball mit 1 Million Followern...
Brazuca ist NUR ein Ball. Ob das wirklich jedem klar ist, wird immer ein Rätsel bleiben. Das tut aber irgendwie auch gar nichts zu Sache, denn bekannt und beliebt ist die bunte Kugel wie kein anderer Ball vor ihm. Jetzt hat er die Millionengrenze an Followern auf Twitter geknackt und.
As usual after a disappointing result, there's been something of a wall of silence. Understandable, how much more is there to say about what happened against Hull? Still, we just have snippets to keep us going today until the manager meets the press in Belgium later on.
There'll be the usual press conference ahead of the Champions League game with Anderlecht, and we should get the latest team news.
We've got to put the Champions League well and truly behind us now and concentrate on Sunday's game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. We're not going to go into the details of it just yet, we've got Saturday and Sunday to deal with a fixture that looms large on the horizon like a large loomy thing.
Morning all and welcome to a brand new week. It's one that feels almost pivotal in the new season, with a crucial Champions League qualifier on Wednesday, and then the close of the transfer window in seven days time. Our squad doesn't feel complete yet, and with rumours of departures and gaps to be filled, I think it could be a busy period.
Lukas Podolski only appeared twice in Germany's World Cup campaign but that didn't stop him making the most of there success s he posted pics of himself all over social media!
Yet he did find the time to bring his Son Louis out for a penalty shoot-out when the nets were down and the clean-up was in full motion at the Maracana and Louis showed he had the German mentality in a shoot-out hitting a wicked spot-kick past his Dad who to his credit got his hand to it but couldn't keep it out!