Who Should Be Arsenal's Next Captain? Looking at the season he's had and considering the competition in Arsenal's midfield, the Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta looks likely to leave the club at the end of the season, despite signing a new contract not so long ago. Now even if Arsene Wenger decides to retain his services [.
There has been a lot of debate and speculation about Arsenal and the striker situation and I am not only talking about the question of whether Arsene Wenger needs to enter the transfer market this summer in order to sign a replacement or cover for our big France international forward Olivier Giroud. We do already [.
Jack Wilshere has always seemed to be one of Arsene Wenger's favourites, and Le Prof usually is prepared to drop better performing Arsenal midfielders to make room for the English terrier. But Jack has been out injured for most of the season (again!) and this year has played just two half-hour stints against Swansea and [.
While Arsenal do not really have anything to play for, Premier League points and position wise, against West Brom at the Emirates stadium today, Arsene Wenger and the players will be very keen to get back to winning ways ahead of the crucial clash against Aston Villa at Wembley next weekend. That FA cup final [.
After securing automatic qualification for next season's Champions League but falling off the pace to pip Manchester City to second place, Arsenal welcome West Brom to the Emirates with nothing much to play for. Picking a starting eleven may prove to be a difficult task for Arsene Wenger as the Frenchman might want to rest [.
A Discussion on Football Spines and Thugs by Chunner Ever since Henry said that Arsenal need a new ‘spine', it has been an over-used phrase in the football world, especially in matters to do with Arsenal. Got me thinking. What exactly is a spine for a football team? Is it what Henry had said: Goalkeeper, [.
Why Arsenal Need to Move Ramsey Back To Midfield! by AT Following the game at Old Trafford in which Arsenal came away with a point, the Gunners star Aaron Ramsey has once again earned a lot of plaudits for his performance. The midfielder was at the heart of Arsenal's renaissance in the second half and [.
I have a feeling that one of the main reasons for Arsene Wenger to persist with the same Arsenal starting line up for the sixth Premier League game in a row at the moment, is to accommodate our Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla and that could be to ensure that the little magician is still [.
Although Arsenal responded well to a poor first half to get a deserved equalising goal through Theo Walcott, I think the main reason we came away from Old Trafford with a point was that we only conceded once while Man United were all over us, so I am giving the Man of the Match to [...]
If Alex Ferguson was still managing Man United he would be telling everyone it is "squeaky bum time" but Arsene Wenger has been in enough of these crucial end-of-season fixtures to know exactly how to prepare his players. Arsenal's injury list has eased considerably since the start of the season, but we still have a [.
Ever since Arsene Wenger arrived to take over the manager´s position at Arsenal, we have known that the Frenchman has his own way of doing things. Sometimes this has led to amazing and entertaining football and sometimes it has led to accusations of stubbornness and making the same mistakes over and over again.
Okay we all know that our Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is very keen to keep Aaron Ramsey playing in the starting XI, even if it means that he has to put him on the wing rather than in his favoured central midfielder position, but the Welshman himself has now spoken out and told the manager [...]
Well it seems that despite all the pre-match talk about Arsene Wenger making a few changes to his Arsenal line-up for tonight's home game in the Premier League, it turns out that the Frenchman is to stick with the same starting XI. That makes it five games in a row with the same side, something [...]
There is quite a bit riding on tonight´s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Swansea City, for both of the clubs involved. The Gunners need to keep winning to make sure that we finish the season higher than our usual fourth place and thereby build confidence and avoid two extra games at the start of [.
As we get down to the nitty-gritty in the fight for Second Place in the Premier League, it seems that Arsene Wenger s going for stability in the Arsenal line-up based on the maxim "Why change a winning team?". It has worked so far as Wenger picked an unchanged line-up for the fourth time in [...]
Arsenal v Swansea will be the last of the next round of Premier League games, so when Garry Monk brings his team to the Emirates on Monday night, Arsene Wenger and the players will know exactly where we stand. Man United travel to Crystal Palace on the Saturday and anything less than a win will [...]
Arsene Wenger was expecting Arsenal to face a really tough test tonight against a Hull City side that had won their last two Premier League matches, including one over our top four rivals Liverpool. But although they started well, things just did not go their way and against a rampant Arsenal they paid the price.
According to a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours, the summer transfer window looks likely to see a determined effort to sign our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere from at least one Premier League rival Man City. There have been some reports that Jose Mourinho would like him at Chelsea as well, even though Arsene [.
Chelsea started yesterday's game at the Emirates without a recognised striker, but that hardly mattered as it seems obvious that they came to Arsenal to get a draw and they did that job efficiently enough in the end. Jose Mourinho is adept a setting up his defence to stop their opponents from scoring, and although [.
There were strong performances throughout the Arsenal team as we played host to a very strong and defensively organised Chelsea side yesterday, with players like Coquelin, Ramsey and Cazorla as well as all four defenders having a shout for the Man of the Match award but I am giving it to Mesut Ozil who linked [.
Arsenal tactics under question again!! by DN It will not be a big topic of conversation among Arsenal fans this week, as we are too busy celebrating the Gunners reaching a record breaking 18th FA cup final. But the nerve wracking nature of another semi-final against lower league opposition should raise a few questions.
Most Arsenal fans are seemingly convinced that the League title will go to Chelsea this year, but while it is still mathematically possible one should never give up hope. Aaron Ramsey certainly hasn't! "The double? Yes, that is still a possibility," Ramsey said in the Mirror. "We are just trying to win our remaining games.
After last weeks majestic 4-1 demolition of Liverpool at the Emirates, it was always going to be hard to emulate the performance at relegation-threatened Burnley yesterday, but Aaron Ramsey's early slice gave the Gunners a lead to defend. It wasn't pretty, but Arsenal held on to record their eighth straight win in the Premiership, and [.
With every improvement in performance from Arsenal and every game we win to keep climbing up the Premier League table, thoughts inevitably turn to whether the current version of the Gunners is good enough to emulate the sort of success that we had in the first decade under the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger.
Arsene Wenger had clearly got across his message to the Arsenal players that Burnley would be no pushovers and could cause an upset if we were not on our game. So the Gunners started with energy and determination and it is just as well we did, because the home side were well up for it. [...]
In recent years Jack Wilshere has been a favourite of Arsene Wenger's and he seems to get preferential treatment from Le Prof when he is fit enough to play in Arsenal's starting XI, but on his latest return from the treatment table he feels like he has more competition for his position. "When I first [.
I know that the Arsenal and England midfield star Jack Wilshere is not exactly flavour of the month with some Gooners, after another season hit by injury problems has seen the 23/year old manage just nine Premier League appearances so far. Many have lost patience with the Arsenal academy product who looked like he would [.
Arsene Wenger was not specifically bemoaning the crippling Arsenal injury list that he has had to cope with for the last two seasons at least, but you could forgive the boss for cursing his luck. There have been many reasons why Arsenal have not been crowned champions of England since that historic invincibles campaign over [.
I wrote an article not too long ago about which Arsenal players would be our second best performer of the season, assuming that our Chile international Alexis Sanchez was absolutely nailed on for the award at the end of the season. Since then, however, Alexis has gone off the boil a bit while a number [.
Arsenal still have almost a quarter of the current season still to play and we still have a chance, if an unlikely one, of producing a late charge and challenge to Chelsea for the Premier League title. But more realistic Gooners are just hoping that we can improve on our league position from last season [.
It could have been so much better for Arsenal at the weekend, but there are still plenty of Premier League points to play for and there are still good reasons for the Gunners to believe that the title race is not quite done and dusted yet this season. Chelsea were lucky, after scoring two early [...]
I do not really know how much truth there is in the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City are going to attempt a transfer swoop for our England international star Jack Wilshere this summer. But it would make sense in a way for City, who badly need to freshen [.
One game to go for Arsenal before the international break and today´s away game with Newcastle United gives Arsene Wenger and the Gunners the perfect opportunity to continue our great form this year, with just two defeats and 13 wins from 15 games in all competitions since the start of 2015. If we could have [.
There were a few decent candidates among the Arsenal team for Man of the Match, with Ramsey, Welbeck, Alexis and Ozil giving Monaco a real fright and Coquelin and the defenders doing well to give our attackers the platform, but the little Spaniard stood out for me. The others made mistakes and were caught on [.
It was a tough start for Arsenal as Monaco began well and for the first 10 minutes or so, it was the home side that looked more likely to score. But we had not thrown all caution to the wind and defended well befoe gradually getting a grip on the game. Cazorla was linking up [...]
Boom, boom, boom, all guns blazing! by K.M. Champions league football tonight folks! How've you been? Do you feel excited about tonight? Arsenal are already almost out of the tournament with both feet and yet you can't seem to brush of the positivity that is coming for tonight's game. We slept through the first game [.
Just about every single Arsenal player and his dog are giving out positive vibes ahead of tomorrows return leg in Monaco, and I'm sure it is all part of Wenger's strategy to increase morale and confidence AND it will certainly be worrying Monaco to hear that their opponents are in such a buoyant mood.
Arsenal 3 – 0 West Ham Player Ratings by KJ (Sorry they are late!) Ospina – 6 A solid goalkeeping performance. Didn't really have many saves to make but showed good distribution. Chambers – 6 Struggled defensively against Jarvis. Seemed to completely lose his marker a few times giving West Ham free crosses.
Ping, ping, dummy, flick, goal it was one of those days when Arsenal's build-up passing slotted together like one of those massive 500-piece jigsaws. When it works it's bewitching, and when it doesn't it's infuriating, but yesterday when it counted we ghosted through West Ham and it was a delight.