As the first chance of another trophy for Arsenal looms in this afternoon's match against Manchester City, Kieran Gibbs has been explaining how much the Gunners have grown since our first trophy a couple of months ago at the same venue. Gibbs told Arsenal.com: "Winning the FA Cup was the biggest thing and we've kept [.
Bacary Sagna has been talking about his decision to run down his contract with Arsenal so he could join our Premiership rivals Manchester City, and he freely admits that the Arsenal traitors Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy convinced him to move to the Etihaad Stadium. I am sure that it was nothing to do with [.
Why do people care so much about Fabregas going to Chelsea? by K.M. How come Cersc Fabregas was labeled 'legend' at Arsenal when all he had were 2 good seasons? Lukasz Fabianski was more of a legend than him. At least his heroics in the FA cup helped us win a trophy. Fabregas feels turned [...]
One of the most painful things for Arsenal fans in recent years is, of course, losing our best players. The likes of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira left the Gunners, knowing that Arsene Wenger was facing some lean years, financially speaking, while the Emirates stadium was paid off. Then Cesc Fabregas eventually left to rejoin [.
Is youth an Arsenal value? by Ash Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised several times during the past few years over a lack of success and not moving on with the modernisation of football. And many are quick to state that the fact he is persistent in building the 'team of the future' rather [.
Samir Nasri may not be the most loved former Arsenal player around, but he still has some close ties to the club, especially with his compatriot and former boss Arsene Wenger. He may have left Arsenal because of the lack of silverware, although a huge increase in wages might have helped as well, but he [.
For Arsenal fans, Cesc Fabregas is a rarity. Despite him leaving the Gunners against all of our wishes and leaving Arsene Wenger with a real problem replacing him, the Spanish international is not seen along with the likes of van Persie, Nasri, Adebayor and other former Gunners who we would cheerfully watch being set upon [.
I suppose that you could call Patrick Vieira and Arsenal man just as much as you could label him a Man City man, but he does work for the mega millions Manchester club these days, where he is in charge of the underage team known somewhat grandly as the `Elite Development Squad`. But even though [...]
With Arsenal still sitting pretty on top of the Premier League table, despite every football `expert` on television having told us for months that we were about to go into a tailspin, the next item on the agenda seems to be to attack Mesut Ozil and claim that the German playmaker was a waste of [...]
If Arsenal mess this up, someone needs to be sacked. It seems as though the Gunners are on the verge of losing Bacary Sagna at the end of the season after all. The news last week was good, and it seemed to be just a matter of time before the France international was signed up [...]
Monaco want Walcott by AT The Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has not played since suffering an abdominal injury in Arsenal's 2-1 Champions League victory over Marseille but that has not stopped speculation over his future. If reports in the nedia are to be believed, Walcott is the top target of big spending AS Monaco, with [.
After speculation over the summer continues into the autumn one of the most talked about stories is the long lasting saga of Cesc Fabregas and a potential return to the Premier League. Fabregas joined ArsenAL when he was just 16, coming from amongst the Barcelona youth ranks and soon enough he became a fan favourite [.
Unlike some of the players who have walked out on Arsenal in recent years, the reason for Cesc Fabregas' departure was not about money or the failure of the Gunners to win a trophy since the 2005 FA cup final. The plain truth is that Cesc would never have left his hometown club Barcelona in [...]
Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been taking aim at former Gunners Samir Nasri and Alex Song. With the internet abuzz over the launch of the FIFA 14 demo, Frimpong uploaded a photo of a very special 'Bench Edition' of the game, with Nasri and Song as the cover stars. Frimpong clearly feels that the duo [.
Before and during the transfer window, there were many rumours flying around about Arsenal's financial situation. Some said the board were just pulling the wool over our eyes once again and were lying about how much money we had to spend in the transfer window. (As I pointed out, the finance is public info, so [.
Dear Arsenal fans, amidst all the transfer shenanigans there was talk of Arsene Wenger possibly extending his contract with Arsenal by another 2 to 3 years. I would like us to look at the pros and cons of Arsene wearing the crown for a continued period.
When Arsene Wenger praised the current Arsenal squad recently, lots of Arsenal fans were furious because they took it to mean that he would not be signing any big name players again.If that really is the case, I will be as furious as anyone, but I an still fairly hopeful that Wenger is just as aware as us that the Gunners needs to add some quality in order to compete with the best clubs again.
Wenger is part of the problem at Arsenal by Big Gun
Fellow Gooners, it is time to remove the blinkers and throw away those tinted glasses most Arsenal supporters have been wearing for the last couple of years. I say this because it has become painfully obvious that Arsene Wenger is part of the reason why Arsenal Football Club have shown no interest in signing the much needed â€˜big names' our club needs to challenge for titles and trophies once again.
After years of talk, it's time for Arsenal to make a statement of real intent! by AK
If there was a trophy issued for the â€˜patience' of a football club's fan base, I am sure Arsenal would win it every season. Unfortunately our patience with the clubs hierarchy seems to have hit an all-time low.
Arsene Wenger as contract rebel would be really great By AondoaverK
Hey! Who in England knows anything about Arsene Wenger's contract talks situation? For us abroad, his situation has become something of the big elephant in the North London room. In my mind, he has become something of a contract rebel.
From a footballing perspective, the summer is a long, drawn out affair that saps your energy and leaves you desperate for the new season to start again. Fans of some clubs can often break up the mediocrity and dullness by getting overly excited about some shiny brand new signing.
In my opinion Arsenal have had one of the Premier League's most talented midfields for a number of years now. In our glory days our midfield was pivotal to our success with a lot of the team revolving around main anchor-man Vieira. After that we went through our struggle but once again managed to build a forceful and talented midfield in Fabregas, Song/Wilshere and Nasri.
We all remember the series of events that led to Samir Nasri leaving Arsenal and joining rivals Manchester City. Nasri had just come off the back of the best couple of seasons in his career and had become possibly the best player in the Arsenal squad at that moment.
A deal for Clement Grenier seems very much done between Arsenal and Lyon and Arsenal fans are really happy about this as people have watched him play a little bit and done some research on him since he was linked with a move to the club. Grenier is a two-footed attacking midfielder who Wenger has likened to Samir Nasri, but he still has a long way to go to realise his potential.
It is starting to look very much like Clement Grenier will be pulling on an Arsenal shirt in the near future. This week, his manager at Lyon, the former Arsenal midfielder Remi Garde, refuted the rumours about his young star and stated his determination to hold on to Grenier. That may all have been smoke and mirrors for the media, though, and may have been a scheme cooked up between Arsene Wenger and his former player to distract attention from the negotiations.
Remi Garde is a former Arsenal player and a friend of Arsene Wenger, but the Lyon manager is not prepared to do his former club, or the manager who signed him, any favours. He may not have been officially signed by Wenger, who was still finishing his contract with the Japanese side Nagoya Grampus 8, but like Patrick Vieira, it was on the word of Wenger that Arsenal brought him to the club.
Don't get your hopes up! Signing top players won't be easy! byb AH
From the viewpoint of many fans, we are expecting a very busy transfer summer from Arsenal, with big name players joining in big money transfers. However we cannot afford to get our expectations too high. The fans seem certain that there will be a few top quality players coming in, and although Wenger has definitely hinted he will look to strengthen the team greatly this summer, with the signing of big money players, we cannot completely take his word for it.
For the last couple of seasons Arsenal have started off very sluggishly and have had to spend the second half of the campaign playing catchup to retain their position as a Top Four club. Arsene Wenger believes that this is because of the seemingly endless cycle of selling our best players and then having to help their replacements settle into the squad.
Arsenal could possibly make the most of the uncertainty and confusion at Manchester City to beat the oil rich club to one of the transfer targets we have in common. The Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanich has been linked Tottenham as well, but if the Gunners can continue the fantastic recent run and grab six points off Wigan and Newcastle, we will have the lure of Champions League football and will be a much more attractive proposition to potential signings.
It's been hard for Arsenal fans in the last few years watching our ex-players leaving the Emirates in search of trophies (or money!). It was nice to see Nasri's face yesterday after yesterday's Cup Final defeat, but he did win a Premiership medal last season, even if it was just by the skin of his teeth.
A Transfer Window to Forget? Fingers Crossed... by DG
In recent years, the summer transfer window has often been a frustrating and disappointing time for Arsenal fans. While the rest of the top four worry about who might be coming in, Arsenal are far more concerned about who might be leaving.
You would not normally hold out much hope on the FA overturning a decision, but Arsenal have decided to appeal against the red card shown to Olivier Giroud against Fulham on Saturday. We will find out the result tomorrow, but there are reasons to hope that the decision will be overturned or, failing that, his ban will be for just one game rather than the three that is standard for violent conduct.
Are Some Things Fixable- Would you Have Nasri Back? By DS
Manchester City's surrender of their championship has been with so much of a whimper that there are rumours of a massive squad overall in the summer. With Roberto Mancini admitting he could â€˜punch' Samir Nasri at times this season it is safe to say the Frenchman could be one of those unsure about his long-term future.
The ex-Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has thrown Arsenal fans into confusion as most of us believed that Arsene Wenger was totally in charge of transfer dealings at the club. The French international has revealed that Wenger didn't expect him to leave after the captain Cesc Fabregas was returned to Barcelona, but Silent Stan forced the sale upon him.
I know that some Arsenal fans have found it hard to be too angry with the former Gunner Robin van Persie. After eight years without a trophy they could understand that he wanted to move to Manchester United to win some silverware. The Dutchman has previously professed his love for Arsenal. the fans and Arsene Wenger as he tried to restrict the bad feeling of Gooners towards him.
The manager and the captain have half-heartedly warned against complacency when Arsenal arrive in Munich tomorrow, but the general feeling in the Bayern Munich camp seems to be that the job is done and they just need to turn up at the Allianz Arena to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Before the Champions League clash between Arsenal and Marseille at the Emirates stadium, Arsene Wenger had already revealed that he definitely was interested in the French club's young player Florian Thauvin. The 20-year old is widely regarded as one of the most promising French players around and Wenger is obviously a fan, so it would [.
One of the best things about this summer transfer window for Arsenal fans, or so we thought, was that for the first time in quite a few seasons, Arsene Wenger would not be forced into selling any of his big players. It has given us fans a great feeling of positivity for a change, especially after the fantastic way the Gunners finished off the Premier League season.
It is fairly unusual for Arsene Wenger to reveal his Arsenal transfer targets unless there is a good chance that the deal is going to be done. He doesn't want our rivals getting wind of possible signings and throwing spanners into the works, while he also likes to strike a hard bargain.
So for Wenger to mention his interest in the young French midfielder Clement Grenier may suggest that he is in advanced negotiations with the 22-year old's club Olympique Lyonnais, which I will call Lyon from now on.
Like his fellow Premiership colleague Luis Suarez, Man City's Samir Nasri isn't exactly one of the most loved men in football. With a persona compared to that of a spoilt child, Nasri dislikes talking to the press or giving interviews, unless he is feeling particularly Zen or in a Summery mood, which would be now.