Arsenal'sPremier League title challengehas all but been ended in 2017, thanks to some exceptional form by Chelsea, as well as a lacking mentality and strength within our side to keep pace. Analysing where we have been so disappointing, the only position where any qualms could be made, is within our central midfield.
Swansea. What a shame. Lovely small club, promoted to PL. Get big name manager. Do exceedingly well considering budget. Sell best players. Don't re-invest. Manager wants better players, owners want profits, manager resigns.
Then it is all downhill. Managers come and go, results don't improve.
Bournemouth is known as the English Riviera (or it is in my family!!). We used to holiday there in the days before I was allowed to travel on my own. When I passed my driving test Bournemouth became a weekend destination because there were language schools full of Scandigirls who had weekend discos ( a portent for my future!
It might not have quite come for the young Gunner but of all the Arsenal players on the pitch in our EFL cup defeat by Southampton it was Alex Iwobi who looked the most likely and showed the most desire to actually get something good to happen for Arsenal. Martinez 6 Not a great [...]
Former England internationals Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand have moved to share their disappointment at Aaron Ramsey's supposed play-acting in Arsenal's Champions League encounter with Paris Saint-Germain last night. The Welshman got caught up in the encounter last night, with both sides going all-out to try and secure the win, and the assurance of having [.
One of the big decisions for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal prepared for this evening's potentially decisive Champions League group game against PSG was what to do about his forward line. Despite the fact that Alexis Sanchez has been doing well in the new role of centre forward it was getting increasingly hard to ignore the [.
We can complain too much about the clinical side of the game from Arsenal this weekend, as the equalising goal headed in by Olivier Giroud just before injury time came from our one and only shot on target from the Premier League away game against Manchester United. Having just one shot on target, however, is [.
The big question on the lips of most Arsenal fans this week as we prepare for the big Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford today was about the fitness of our Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez and whether or not Arsene Wenger would risk him after the injury concern surrounding him during the [.
Arsenal fans may be getting worried that our usual bad luck with injury problems is coming back and is going to ruin yet another Premier League title challenge. It is certainly not a good thing that the sports injury website physioroom.com shows that the Gunners have more players in the treatment room than all of [.
I cannot help but feel a little bit sorry for our centre forward Olivier Giroud, who gets more than his fair share of criticism from fans of Arsenal and the France national team, despite his record being pretty good. He does a good job for us and was a big part of the Gunners winning [...]
If the Arsenal starting line-up for the north London derby on Sunday does include the summer signing Granit Xhaka, then do not be surprised if the Tottenham players try to wind the Swiss international star up a bit, as the new Gunner does have a poor recent disciplinary record. With eight red cards for club [.
The Arsenal and Wales midfield star has returned from his hamstring injury just in time to be available for the first north London derby of the current season, although it remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger puts him straight into the starting line up for the visit of Tottenham in the Premier League on [.
The Arsenal injury list has grown to eight players out of action as Arsene Wenger prepares his team for the away tie against Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League, a game we need to win to make sure we keep our place on top of group A ahead of main rivals PSG. Hopefully most of [...]
I hope that I am wrong about this little bit of Arsenal transfer news and that there is a perfectly good reason why Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board have not yet tied down our little Spanish magician Santi Cazorla to a new contract. We have heard over and over again in recent years, however, [...]
Every season at some point, if not throughout the whole thing, Arsenal seem to have an injury crisis. We will never know for sure if losing Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott and more cost us the Premier League title a few years ago or whether we would have beaten Leicester City to the trophy last season if [...]
It is one of those balancing acts in football and something of a paradox that Arsenal and just about every other big club has to cope with every season, but hopefully this season Arsene Wenger has got the balance just right between having a talented squad with strength in depth and keeping the players reasonably [.
With all of the first round of international games now done and dusted, Arsenal can get back to business and our season really starts to hot up, with our first domestic cup action coming up along with the Champions League group stages and the Premier League to consider. This week is a big one for [..
The good news for Arsenal from the first international break of the season is that no more of our players will be heading back to north London with any new injury problems. But the same thing can be said of all our major rivals for the Premier League title and that leaves the Gunners yet [...]
Arsenal fans are obviously desperate for the Gunners to get a win away to Leicester City at the weekend after the disappointment of losing our opening Premier League match at home to Liverpool. With much of the blame for the defeat being placed on the weakened nature of the Arsenal side, a lot of us [.
It may not be on the same scale as the injury problems facing other Arsenal players like Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker, but it is a big blow nevertheless, for Arsene Wenger as well as the player himself, because Alex Iwobi has just had a very impressive pre-season for the Gunners. In fact it was [.
Arsenal could really do with making a good start to this latest chase for the Premier League title, especially after both Manchester United and Man City got off to winning starts this weekend, but the squad situation is far from ideal for Arsene Wenger so the schedule of us facing Liverpool today and then Leicester [.
With just a day to go before the Arsenal get the Premier League campaign underway, I assume that Arsene Wenger already knows what starting line up he will pick to take on Liverpool at the Emirates. With the injury and fitness problems the boss has to cope with, both ends of the pitch are lacking [...
It does not take a genius to work out that Arsenal would be better off if Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey were in the starting line-up when we kick off the new Premier League campaign with a home game against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side a week on Sunday. Both the Wales international midfielder and the [.
Football is a matter of opinions in some ways, even though it is on paper a simple game that is about getting a round bag full of wind into an oversized net, and this is highlighted perfectly by the very different sections of Arsenal fans that have become known as the WOB and the AKBs. [...]
It has not been confirmed officially by Arsenal Football Club yet, but it is being reported that Arsene Wenger has finally made the choice about who to replace the departed Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta as our club captain. According to The Sun and other football sites the armband has been offered to our giant German [.
It could end up being more than the four Arsenal players who went furthest in the Euro 2016 tournament that Arsene Wenger will have to do without when the Gunners kick off the next Premier League title challenge against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium on August 14th. There is still a question over the ankle [.
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey will miss Wales semi-final match-up against Cristiano Ronaldo, after starring against Belgium tonight. The Arsenal star picked up his third Man of the Match award for the current tournament, after helping his side to eliminate the Red Devils, who are ranked number 2 in the FIFA World Rankings.
The chances of the Euro 2016 dream going on for Wales and their Arsenal midfield star Aaron Ramsey took a big boost today, with the BBC reporting that the Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen picked up an injury in training and will miss the game and the rest of the tournament. And while it [.
Aaron Ramsey is set to be promoted to captain of his Wales side for the upcoming quarter-final match against Belgium. Ashley Williams started the competition wearing the armband for Wales, but looks likely to miss out on the crucial match with the Red Devils due to injury. The Swansea captain collided with fellow team-mate Jonny [.
I have to think that Arsene Wenger was having a little bit of fun with the football media this week, as he spoke about some recent Arsenal transfer rumours. The Frenchman was being asked about the Jamie Vardy saga after the England international striker opted to stay at Leicester City and sign a contract extension [.
The European Championships restarts again today after two days off, with the first knock-our round set to begin at 3PM local time (2PM GMT). Arsenal have a number of players still involved in the tournament, with a number holding reserved confidence in going deep into the competition. One Gunner who could go deep despite a [.
Following a dramatic and exciting last day of group games at Euro 2016, we all have a few days without football before the serious business of the knockout stage begins, so I thought it might be worth a look back over the tournament so far, with a firm eye on how the various Arsenal players [...]
England are desperate to snatch a win against Wales today, in order to get their title bid back on target, but the points wont come easy. Arsenal stars Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey could be set to go head-to-head in midfield tomorrow, should the Gunners youth product get called into the first team, and this [.
England take on Wales in a must-win game on Thursday, and we thought we'd run a competition to give you furtherinterest in the crunch match. BulgarBoy was the winner of Saturday's entry, being the only person to correctly pick that painful 1-1 final scoreline, and this lucky reader will need to email us with his [.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was on Cloud Nine when he gave a lucky assist for Wales winning goal against Slovakia yesterday. They now top the Group after England and Russia drew in the later game, and now a win against the Three Lions will ensure their passage to the knockout stages. Now the Gunners [.
It already feels like ages since we have seen Arsenal in action, even though it was less than a month ago when the Gunners enjoyed a fantastic final day with our win over Aston Villa helping Arsenal to continue the long run of finishing above Tottenham. And while it is still a while before the [...]
There are probably not many Arsenal fans that would agree with the above statement, as apart from one half season when the Welshman was world-class, he has regressed to being a run-of-the-mill workhorse once again. But, according to his manager at Wales, Chris Coleman, the 25 year-old is an absolute genius!
Aaron Ramsey has talked up a switch to La Liga in the future, but how much effect would his exit have on Arsenal? The Welshman has been in-and-out of the first-team this season, and is now outside my preferred XI, following the emergence of Alex Owobi from the youth side. Barcelona have been continually linked [.
Aaron was considered to be a budding supertalent when Arsenal beat Man United to his signature all those years ago, but now he is considered to be yet another Arsenal prodigy that has failed to live up to expectations. He excelled in one season for the Gunners and despite his recent mediocre form, Arsene Wenger [.