It is becoming a yearly cliche that "Arsenal are three players away from winning the title" and that could probably easily be said again this summer, although if we hadn't had any injuries this season we may have been a LOT closer to the top. We are still a long way away from the transfer [...]
I may have a little bee in my bonnet here, I know. But I am going to plough on anyway and provide more evidence, in my opinion anyway, that Arsene Wenger is a better manager than Jose Mourinho (or Maureen as we not so affectionately know him). An article in The Independent this week explained [...]
Although Lukas Podolski has played quite a few games at Inter Milan since he was sent out on loan, it seems he has failed to impress Roberto Mancini and is running out of time to persuade the Italian manager to make his move permanent at the end of the season. Now Podolski's agent Ali Pektas [...]
So transfer deadline day has finally arrived, and just for a change we don't have millions of Arsenal fans clamouring for Wenger to 'Spend Some Money' (except for Hafiz again!). Most of us are happy with the arrival of Gabriel, especially with the resurgence of Francis Coquelin as DM. So we are all calm, and [.
I am still in shock that Arsene Wenger has allowed Joel Campbell to leave Arsenal for the Spanish La Liga club Villarreal. If the ESPN report is right, we paid the release clause for Paulista so we did not have to include Campbell in the deal. It is only on loan until the end of [...]
It is not likely to get any easier for the Costa Rica international star Joel Campbell to force his way into the Arsenal first team, with our flying England forward Theo Walcott getting closer to full match fitness and his two international team mates Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain giving Arsene Wenger better striking options [.
Arsene Wenger has already sent Lukas Podolski on loan to Inter Milan and is in the process of finding another Premier League club to park Yaya Sanogo at for the rest of the season, but now we have the (very surprising) news that Arsenal have agreed to sell Benik Afobe to an un-named Championship club, [.
Every Arsenal fan has believed that Arsene Wenger has always had a problem with Lukas Podolski because he has never given the German international an extended run in the Gunners first team, despite being our most consistent goalscorer for the last few years. Now that Lukas has gone out on loan, he has only confirmed [.
After his departure to Inter Milan on loan, @RoamingLibero looks back to Lukas Podolski's Arsenal's career and questions if we'll miss him at all.
Following the two hammerings at the hands of Liverpool and Chelsea, the dreadful loss to Everton and the points dropped away at Stoke and at home to Swansea, by mid-April 2014, what had been a strong and pretty convincing title push lay in ruins.
Arsenal need to bring players IN rather than letting more leave! by JN Arsenal fans were obvously perplexed in the summer when Arsene Wenger sold Thomas Vermaelen and then loaned out Francis Coquelin and Carl Jenkinson without bringing in better quality replacements, which was instrumental to our awful results during our defensive injury crisis.
The Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski has only been out on loan at Inter Milan for a few days, but he has already made his debut last night against the Serie A Champions Juventus, and helped his new club to pull back an equaliser in the second half. Podolski's new manager Roberto Mancini admitted that bringing [.
The young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom may only have played for around 10 minutes at the end of the defeat to Southampton the other day, and it having been his first Premier League action of the season, but Arsenal fans could soon be seeing Akpom on a more regular basis. There are plenty of attacking [.
The German international Lukas Podolski probably didn't take kindly to the statement from his Arsenal manager yesterday when Wenger tried to play down any chance of the 29 year-old leaving the Emirates this month, especially since the Inter manager Roberto Mancini revealed that the Italian Giants were taking an interest.
It was always pretty inevitable that Olivier Giroud's moment of madness against West Ham would come back to bite us in the proverbials, and so it has come to pass. Danny Welbeck looks to be unavailable for Thursday's crucial game away at Southampton as Arsene Wenger revealed yesterday: "We have an uncertainty about Welbeck, who [.
That daft red card that the Arsenal and France international striker picked up for losing his rag and throwing a headbutt in the QPR game is starting to look more and more costly to the Gunners. We did manage a plucky away win at West Ham in the first of the centre forward's three games [...]
There have been quite a few Arsenal transfer rumours recently linking the club with a January transfer move for another striker and there have been some big names on the table as well, such as Edinson Cavani from PSG. But with all the forward options that Arsene Wenger already has in the Gunners squad and [.
West Ham vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ This is our second game in two days and with West Ham having such a great season, a game at Upton Park provides a real test of our ability and determination to compete with Man Utd and Southampton for the top 4 place. [...]
After Arsenal had to hang on with 10 men against QPR on Boxing day, Arsene Wenger was asked about the future of Lukas Podolski at Arsenal. It was because the German international did not feature at all, although the manager was able to explain that the need to dig in meant that he was never [...]
Arsenal are facing a very tough test tomorrow as we travel to face an in form and high flying West Ham. Sam Allardyce has really got his players working as a solid team this season and their place above the Gunners in the Premier League table is no fluke. Having said that, an Arsenal win [...]
The moment that the red mist descended on Olivier Giroud yesterday immediately caused a big problem for that game as well as the next three fixtures. Even Arsene Wenger actually saw the incident and agreed that the Frenchman should have been sent off. Wenger said on the Official Arsenal website: "It was a deserved red [.
I am not sure if the Arsenal and England international forward Theo Walcott is worried about getting his place back in the starting line-up for the Gunners, but the 25-year old is going to have to show Arsene Wenger some good form in training if he is to force his way into an Arsenal attacking [...]
The final Champions League game this week gave Arsene Wenger a great chance to rest a few of his overworked Arsenal players because there was little riding on the result. So with the festive period about to provide a stern test of the Gunners squad, with six games in the space of three weeks, the [..
Lukas Podolski has made no secret of the fact that he is unhappy with being on the bench at Arsenal for nearly half the season, but he was given a great opportunity last night to show why Wenger should not be ignoring him. He played the full 90 minutes for only the second time this [...]
Wenger proved me wrong! by SW All of us that love and follow Arsenal, will (at least at times) disagree, and even get irate at our manager and leader Wenger. Like a few others here, I've been cursing our defence. And I've been mad that we were playing Monreal in central defence, when we could [...]
Arsenal could not have asked for a better start in Turkey. With a second string side out, including some players like Bellerin in unfamiliar positions and some like Podolski and Campbell with hardly any minutes on the pitch, fierce home crowd and a Galatasaray team playing for pride and a new manager, it could have [.
Arsenal Must Mass Clear Average Players and Sign World Class Now! by Nikko When Arsene Wenger arrived at Arsenal, good football arrived. It was not just positive football but also trophies and for the first time Arsenal become a regular competitor at the highest level in England and Europe. His first few years in charge [.
Despite Arsenal being extremely short on bodies to help with squad rotation, we are hardly going to miss a player that has played about just 25 minutes all season (except for the League Cup game against Southampton where he was anonymous. So it makes sense for Wenger to get Lukas Podolski off the payroll as [.
Wenger will not win the title in 10 years, not 3 by KM Sorry for the long post, but the reasons for Arsenal's situation are more complex than just one factor. Arsene Wenger came out with some pretty ridiculous statements about winning the Premier League title in 3 years. I mean, we all enjoy a [...]
There is a never-ending supply of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with Borussia Dortmund's Marcus Reus, despite the amount of quality midfielders already in Arsene Wenger's squad. Reus has a contract with Dortmund until 2017, but a release clause of just 25 million euros means that there will be interest from most top Premier [.
All Arsenal fans are aware that Arsene Wenger gave Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski extra time off in the summer to recover from their exertions of winning the World Cup, but even with that break it seems that neither have fully recovered their fitness or form. Although Ozil managed to start six games before succumbing [.
Lukas Podolski is using his time with the German national team to get some proper playing time on the pitch, and also to voice his displeasure at being left on the sidelines with Arsenal. Now that he has been backed up by the Germany manager Joachim Low, Podolski has made it even clearer that he [...
It seems obvious to most Arsenal fans that Arsene Wenger does not like Lukas Podolski as a player, because no matter how many injuries the Gunners have, or how out of form his selections are, as he still refuses to play the German winger. Podolski himself said the other day that he need to talk [...]
Most of the Arsenal players (the uninjured ones anyway!) are now away on international duty, and Lukas Podolski was the first to tell his country's press that he didn't understand why Arsene Wenger rarely played the German frontman, despite the overwhelming injury problems at the club. Now we have Thomas Rosicky also expressing his frustration [.
Social media is a part of the modern world now, with footballers using sites like Twitter just as much as anyone else, and why shouldn't they? But we keep seeing problems cropping up, especially when clubs decide to host question and answer sessions with their players. You might as well just invite the fans of [.
Has Wenger finally struck gold? By Twig This season, we've witnessed a lot of experimentation with the Arsenal lineup, ranging from the trusted 4-2-3-1 to the much-hated 4-1-4-1. One of the main reason for this is the fact that we have too many similar central midfielders, and as Wenger admitted, when everyone is fit, it's [.
By 1970's Gooner Wenger described Inter's original offer for taking Podolski on loan as not serious, a joke. Well he was probably right because as I can reveal their offer which came from their Sporting Director, Piero Ausilio, was to take Podolski without any compensation whatsoever for Arsenal. It is only when they came back with money that the deal was allowed to go through by Wenger
Arsene Wenger had already let it be known that a number ofArsenal first team players like Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Danny Welbeck and Kieran Gibbs would be left in London to recover and recharge their batteries for the Premier League games to come. And with six young players from the academy system going in their [.