Who could be the central figure to Arsenal's season? by SE Something tells me that Arsenal are going to be this season's dark horse in the Premier League. Their squad seems to have got most loop holes plucked, and there's a sense of assertion about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger building on their FA Cup win [.
The best of Mesut Ozil could be on show this seasonb by SE It is not uncommon for any player making the switch to the Premier League, especially at Arsenal, to not realize their full potential in their very first season – and Mesut Ozil is no odd case in this regard. The German, though, [...]
Why Ramsey's heroics from last season would mitigate the pressure on playmaker Ozil? by SE Aaron Ramsey's inclination to wander into the 18-yard area last season was something like an early morning exercise routine. It was something he enjoyed doing. It was something he looked irresistible in. He excelled at carrying it out, too.
Why Ramsey should take free kicks for Arsenal by Sumo What struck me as odd during the Germany World Cup campaign was the Arsenal midfield maestro Mesut Özil playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos in the set pieces. Kroos is a box to box midfielder who has a very good shot on him. [...]
What next for Ramsey? by TJ After a remarkable season for Aaron Ramsey which saw him score 16 goals and providing 9 assists, many will start to ask how Ramsey should progress from here, The world has seen what he can do. He was without a doubt the star in Arsenal's trophy winning season, often [...]
It might sound a bit daft to be talking about Jack Wilshere running out of time to get his Arsenal career back on track, as the lad is only 22-years old and has missed so much time due to a string of injuries, but he certainly cannot afford to stand still for too long, or [...]
This should be another reminder to any of the current or future Arsenal players, that criticism can be constructive, as long as you react in the right way to it. And our flying forward, Theo Walcott has done just that since Alean Hansen said four years ago that the young Gunner just did not have [...
It is not too often in recent years that we have seen the Arsenal manager grinning like the Chesire cat from Alice in Wonderland, but that is how the Frenchman looks in some of the photos from today's training session at London Colney. I don't blame him either, because this time of year is usually [.
Hey Arsenal fans, do not get me wrong! I love the fact that Arsene Wenger no longer seems to be like the Gunners' own Ebeneezer Scrooge, carefully counting the pennies and looking for the cheapest possible way to make ends meet. But I am also a little concerned that we might be making a mistake [...]
Why this is Jack Wilshere's season by AT It's been three seasons now since Wilshere suffered an injury that would rule him out of an entire year of football and would lead him to have surgery that could've potentially ended his footballing career. Now he's played for the majority of the last two seasons but [.
A tactical analysis and the importance of Giroud. by JC Though there were a lot of positives taken from last season, diversity and efficiency in attack was more often than not, not one of them and injuries to key players was largely to blame. Walcott had matured in leaps and bounds the previous two seasons [.
There have been plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours already this summer and quite a large portion of those have centred around our search, if Arsene Wenger is actually searching this time, for the player to bolster the midfield and give us more defensive strength. Today there is a report in the Daily Mail that claims [.
There is no doubt that the Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has had his fair share of bad luck and trouble in his short football career. And last season was no different, with more niggling injuries preventing him from having a big impact on the Arsenal season. Then the Arsenal man was savaged on [.
Despite quite a few pundits and sections of the media, and the Arsenal fans, grabbing the nearest stick to beat Mesut Ozil with because of his perceived flop in his debut season as a Gunner, there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger sees him as a key member of the Arsenal team. Hopefully that will [...]
In the last few years, Arsenal have gone through captains faster than Jose Mourinho has gone through people who like him. Arsene Wenger looks like he is going to have to pick someone for the armband again this summer, even if the Frenchman decides to make Thomas Vermaelen see out his contract. A player who [.
I am sure that I am not the only Arsenal fan that is already sick to the back teeth of all the Arsenal transfer rumours that are in the papers day after day. The fact that none of them ever come to anything concrete does not help, but I have come to the conclusion that [...]
I must confess that the name Alessandro Florenzi meant nothing to me when I saw it among the Arsenal transfer news items today, so I have done a bit of digging to see just what sort of player that this Italian that Arsene Wenger seems to be very keen on is. Various media outlets, including [...]
Arsenal Wrap Up Deal For World-Class Fitness Coach by A.T. Following the £42.5 million capture of German playmaker Mesut Ozil last summer, Arsenal fans will be very optimistic going into this summer's transfer window. With so many top names linked with a move to North London, it certainly does seem as though Arsene Wenger is [.
It was after all the injuries to various players had finally seen Arsenal lose their place at the top of the Premier League table, that Arsene Wenger admitted there was a problem. And with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain possibly having to miss the World Cup and the start of next season, the subject is fresh in out [.
Every time I wrote an article during the season just gone, bemoaning Arsenal's terrible luck with injuries, and other things like referees and cup draws, I was accused of being biased, blinkered and a bad loser. Well here is the proof that although I may be a bad loser and biased, I am not blinkered.
Who to name for the job? by Blaz The season that successfully ended a week ago was very interesting for Arsenal. Especially if we look through the eyes of the team leadership. We had a captain that started just a handful of games, then we had two players who wore the armband in his place, [...]
The voting is underway for the Arsenal Player of the Season. I do not make any claims to clairvoyancy, but I can confidently predict the future on this one. Aaron Ramsey has been a revelation for the Gunners this season, after a huge percentage of fans, including the embarrassment that is Piers Morgan, thought that [.
Hartson tips Ramsey for Arsenal stay by CR Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has admitted he believes Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be the subject of plenty of interest from clubs this summer but has backed the midfielder to stay with the Gunners. Ramsey capped a sensational individual season by scoring an extra-time winner as [.
Before I get to the biggest moment of the season which was on the 17th of May, a day which I think will never be forgotten because of its significance, I will take you through six of my favourite Arsenal moments last season. by Lloyd S. 1. Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham,1 Sep 2013 This was a [...]
Arsenal 3 – 2 Hull City FA cup final Player Ratings by KJ Fabianski – 6 He was poor today. He wasn't commanding during set pieces and that definitely unsettled the defence which allowed Hull to blow us away early on. He almost lost us the game in the final moments with a headless dash [...]
FA cup anyone? There are few, if any, surprises in the Arsenal starting XI that Arsene Wenger has picked to go and reclaim some glory for the Gunners. The main question was who was going to start in goal, but after his semi-final heroics in the penalty shoot out, nobody will begrudge Lukasz Fabianski getting [.
I don't suppose we should be too surprised that Arsenal players figure strongly in the best XI of all the London clubs in the Premier League, because Arsenal did spend almost more time at the top of the table than all of our rivals put together. But the PFA Premier League team of the Year [...]
Looking at the number of clubs that Dean Windass has played for, it seems as if Arsenal are in the minority by never having had the powerful striker on their books. He is most linked to our FA cup final opponents Hull City, having spent the first five years of his professional career with them [...]
Have we actually improved this season? by KM So the season ends and Arsenal finishes, once again, fourth. I don't like the whole "if at the start of the season you knew you would finish 4th and be in the fa cup final would you take it?" thing because first of all it isn't possible, [...]
It would have been very easy for the Arsenal players to slacken off once they knew that fourth place in the Premier League was secured. They all knew how important it was, for the club and the fans, as well as it being where every player wants to be. So the Wenger trophy was safe, [...]
Norwich 0 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Fabianski – 8 Didn't have much to do for the majority of the game but was forced into a few saves in the final 15 minutes as Norwich decided not to end their embarrassing season on a whimper. Jenkinson – 7 He played well on the [...]
Arsene Wenger made five changes to the Arsenal starting line-up for the last Premier League game of the season. With one eye on the FA cup final and a few players needing a bit of game time, Fabianski, Gibbs, Ramsey, Rosicky and Jenkinson came in. Mertesacker and Cazorla were rested completely. The changes did not [.
Arsene Wenger has had a few decisions to make as Arsenal go into the final day with nothing to play for except momentum and confidence. So it is no surprise to see that the Frenchman has made a few changes to his starting XI. With Wojcicech Szczesny needing one more clean sheet to win the [...]
Norwich vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ This is our final league game of the 2013/2014 season and there's very little riding on it. Arsenal have already qualified for the Champions league (although we have to negotiate the qualifier in August) and the players will have one eye on the game [.
The Arsenal players, like Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, have been saying all the right things this week about not taking their foot off the gas. They are keen to finish the Premier League season strongly in order to keep the confidence building and the results rolling into next weekend, when the Gunners have a [.
It is a shame that Arsene Wenger can only use three Arsenal substitutes in the final Premier League match of the season, because if he was allowed, I reckon that the Frenchman would be making about 10 against Norwich City. Start your best XI, get a nice half-time lead and bring on the reserves, if [.
It could be a strange feeling for the Arsenal team today, knowing that they have already secured fourth place due to Everton's loss at home to Man City yesterday. But it is the final game of the season at the Emirates stadium, and the fans will be happy that there is no pressure on and [...]
This Week on the Soccer Yanks Podcast, Dan, in lieu of Dave's absence, has called upon the assistance of SY contributor Kyle (@kbjelly) and a tandem of podcasting brethren in Chris and Jacob from Across The Pond Radio (@atpradio). They tackled a bit of everything: The secondleg of the UCL Semi-Finals set the stage for a Madrid Derby in Lisbon, The EPL's relegation zone seems to be solidifying, United putting on a display for new man in charge Giggs, Arsenal's recent form adding to the supporters questions, Jacob questions Ozil's quality (and Dan defends), City taking control of the race (but is it contingent on a healthy David Silva), Liverpool's frustrating defeat to a defensively stout but toothless Chelsea, and the ever dramatic and pointless Team of the Year.
And no, Arsenal fans, I am not talking about a different Henry, I am talking about Thierry the King. Amazingly enough, Giroud needs just one goal to equal the second season goal tally of the great Henry, and two to beat it. With four games left and Arsenal in good form, that is a serious [...]
It started, as all good things do, with some peri-peri chicken.
Our little gang of five merry cup warriors met at lunch, seven tortuously long hours after I woke up. Fed, we then sidled off to a house of refreshment to soak up the atmosphere, and proceeded to hoover up a few looseners.