I can understand and sympathise with a lot of Arsenal fans, who have become so frustrated with the constant injury problems that have hampered the playing career of Gunners midfielder Abou Diaby. Only 20 games and no goals since the summer 0f 2011, means that many fans will have forgotten what Diaby is like.
Despite missing over three months of the season, Aaron Ramsey is still the second top scorer for Arsenal, with 14 goals in all competitions so far. But listening to Per Mertesacker and his take on this weekend's great win at Hull City, it is clear that our big flippin' German values the defensive side of [.
Imagine if we kept Ramsey and Ozil fit all season ... by K.M. The weekend finally saw Arsenal produce a good game and a routine win. It was easy to see the difference of having Ramsey and Ozil back in the squad. It seemed like we had two times more talent and we looked like [...]
Most Arsenal fans would admit to being slightly less than delighted in the way the club and Arsene Wenger have gone about their transfer business in recent years. We hear that this has all changed now that the Emirates stadium loan is no longer a millstone round our neck, but we have still to see [..
Hull City 0 v 3 Arsenal Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com Finally Arsenal produced a routine win thanks to 3 well worked goals that saw off Hull City, providing a nice boost ahead of next months FA Cup final against the Tigers at Wembley. The Gunners got off to a sluggish start and had to [.
Like every Arsenal fan, I was gutted when Aaron Ramsey got injured on Boxing day. And that was compounded when his return was put back and the Gunners had to do without the Welshman for over three months. So the news of his return was sweet music to our ears, but by then Arsenal had [...]
Aaron Ramsey came back to the Arsenal side with a bang and was imperious in the Gunners demolition of Hull City yesterday, but he is in no doubt that that result will have no effect whatsoever on the outcome of the FA Cup Final at the end of the season. One only has to look [...]
Hull City 0 – 3 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 8 Even though we won 3 – 0, this game wasn't comfortable defensively and Szczesny had to make plenty of saves/claims during the game. He was composed with his control and kicks out. Sagna – 8 He was very solid today defensively and [...]
This was by no means a foregone conclusion for Arsenal, although the last two games had restored some confidence around the place. But Hull have rolled over some big names at the KC stadium and were on a high of their own after booking their place to face Arsenal at Wembley at the end of [...]
We still don't really know all the details of the injury that has kept Mesut Ozil out of the Arsenal squad for the last six weeks, other than it being something to do with his hamstring, or leg, or some part of his body. But it cannot have been too debilitating because the German is [...]
I am not making any claims to special mental powers, ESP or clairvoyancy, and I don't even possess a crystal ball or a set of tarot cards, but I can predict the future. I see... lots of Arsenal fans slating me for this article and calling Olivier Giroud everything from a donkey to a Donut, [...]
Is this going to be one of the best season we have had in a while? by Fordo I know most of the Arsenal fans might not be very happy with our season so far, and I will admit that I have also been heartbroken, especially in this last couple of weeks when we saw [...]
Let's be honest Arsenal fans. How many of you thought that we would never see Kim Kallstrom start a game for the Gunners after it was revealed that he had a micro-fracture in his spine when he signed on January deadline day? Pretty much all of us then, because he was only supposed to be [...]
If only Arsenal could have had a slightly smaller injury list this season, who knows what we could have been fighting for now. One of the worst aspects of the Gunners' injury problems this season has been losing so many of our key players in the middle of the park at the same time. So [...]
Arsenal 3 – 1 West Ham Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He didn't have much to do all game other than pick the ball out of the net for the opening goal. He was untroubled because we defensively handled West Ham far better than most expected considering the physicality of Carroll and the [...]
Arsene Wenger made quite a few changes to his Arsenal team, some of them forced on him because the FA cup semi-final exertions. So Kallstrom, Giroud, Rosicky and Koscielny came in for Gibbs, Chamberlain, Sanogo and Ramsey. Arsenal could really have done with a fast start but we didn't really get it, so it looked [.
Arsenal vs West Ham Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ After a dramatic win on Saturday, Arsenal need to go back to the Premier league now and beat West Ham to maintain our top 4 aspirations. Going into this game, our team is going to be absolutely knackered throughout the squad. The majority [.
Everyone at Arsenal will certainly have received a boost by getting into the FA cup final with a penalty shootout win over Wigan Athletic, but there is now a Premier League run-in to focus on and the Gunners could really do with another boost from some of our injured players. And we may even get [...
Unfortunately for Arsenal, it looks like they are going to have to wait a little longer for the return of the excellent French centre back Laurent Koscielny. And with their toughest tackling and most defensive midfielder, Mathieu Flamini, missing his second game with suspension, there will be a big onus on Per Mertesacker and club [.
I remember writing a while back about the FA doing Arsenal no favours, as usual, when they announced that the away game against West Ham which had to be changed was to be played on the Tuesday after the FA cup semi-final. Well injuries, a suspension and the fact that the game at Wembley went [...]
Well it was rollercoaster ride of emotions for anyone connected with Arsenal Football Club today, but the end result is that the Gunners will be running out on to the Wembley turf on Saturday May 17th to face either Hull City or Sheffield United. But is that all that matters? Arsenal were far from great [.
There is good news and bad news for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger and his players attempt to book a place in the FA cup final in just over a month's time. As usual, the Gunners squad is ravaged by injury, but at least two key players will be on from the start against Wigan Athletic [...]
Arsenal vs Wigan Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ This is it Arsenal fans! Our season has started to fall apart and we need to win against Wigan to prevent one of the most embarrassing collapses in our recent history. Losing is unthinkable. We are going to have to take the initiative tomorrow [.
I am not sure if it is just me, but judging from the comments from Arsenal fans over the week I don"t think so, but the crushing despair and worry that followed last weekend's tame display at Everton has slowly been replaced by excitement and growing confidence in the last few days. I really hope [..
We always knew that Mathieu Flamini's return to Arsenal would come with a few disciplinary problems along the way. The French midfielder even managed to get on the wrong side of Arsene Wenger after he decided to circumvent club tradition and take a blunt pair of scissors to his Arsenal kit because the long sleeves [.
There are certainly doubts about whether Arsenal have the players, mental strength and whatever else is needed to finish the season strongly. But it appears that most of those doubts are in the minds of Arsenal fans themselves. Of course, we are a lot more reason to be nervous than the neutral, but a look [.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you that Arsenal head into a massive game for the club in not exactly the best form or frame of mind. But it could be so much worse for us. If Wigan Athletic had not pulled off a shock result against Man City in the last round, our [...]
Arsene Wenger pulled no punches after his Arsenal team were comprehensively outplayed by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. The Frenchman may not know exactly why things have got so bad for the Gunners, but he has clearly identified what was wrong with the players, as reported by Arsenal.com. Identifying the issues and fixing tham, [.
ARSENAL & ARSENE NEED TO CREATE OPTIONS by A.D. It has not been good viewing for those who, like me, crossed over to Arsenal's side among PL teams owing to their free–flowing, uninhibited attacking game. At least not for last couple of months. The Gunners had their way for most of the year against modest [.
It is hard for Arsenal fans to find any positives to take from yesterday's dismal defeat at the hands of Everton, especially as it has put us in very real danger of dropping out of the elite European competition that is the Champions League. There were a few positives, though, which we can look at [.
Everton 3 v 0 Arsenal Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com Another horrible away performance from the Gunners resulted in a damaging 3-0 loss to fellow 'fourth placed trophy' contenders Everton. The fact Ramsey gets our Man of the Match says it all. The Ox didn't do a half bad job either, rattling the bar late [.
Everton 3 â€“ 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny â€“ 7.5 It just sums the game up that our best player amongst the starters was Szczesny and he had to pick the ball out of the net three times. He kept us in the game numerous times and the players didn't back that up [...]
This is a massive game for both clubs and, even though Arsenal still harbour some lingering but fading title hopes, I think it is more important for Everton to win than us. A draw will keep the Gunners in pole position to secure Champiuons League football for the 17th year in a row. So it [...]
Wenger questions player's use of drugs! Whilst drug tests searching for illegal substance misuse in the professional game is becoming an ever increasingly high profile topic, it has never really been a problem for Arsenal. But maybe it is the use of legal drugs that has been causing the club a problem this season.
I think that Arsene Wenger has shown remarkable forbearance this season by not blaming all of the problems Arsenal have faced on bad luck. The Frenchman has not moaned too much about the awful decisions from referees that have cost us valuable points, except maybe the Szczesny red card against Bayern Munich.
I get the impression that Arsene Wenger is going to send his Arsenal players out with the instructions to be positive and take the game to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, for a number of reasons. And I also think that it is the right, if somewhat risky, strategy against an in form Toffees [...]
How beneficial will it be for Arsenal with Ramsey's return? by Ash The best news of the week for Gooners seems to be that Arsenal have announced that Aaron Ramsey has returned from injury that caused him to miss over three months of the season. And now he could even play a part in the [...]
Why is Ozil taking so long to come back? by Ash Arsenal's Â£42 million man Mesut Ozil has arguably failed to live up to his expectation since coming to the Premier League. At first he was a revelation to Arsenal football club. I have not seen a player be so widely accepted by all fans [...]
Well I must admit to a bit of surprise at the Arsenal starting line-up today. The good news is that Mesut Ozil is back and will start the game, which the Gunners must win. I guess that is why the Prof has gone for a very attacking line-up, but it does seem to me to [...]
Positive injury news on Jack Wilshere! Whilst there are some recent disappointments on the injury front upon hearing that neither Mesut Ozil nor Laurent Koscienly will be available for this weekend's semi final cup clash against Wigan Athletic, it is good news that they will soon be returning to the fold in a week at [.