What is Arsenal's best XI? by Sam P There is not much longer for the Arsenal fans to wait, and how glad are we all about that? In less than two weeks, the Gunners will run out for the first game of pre-season against a Singapore select XI in their national stadium, so I expect [...]
Continuing my analysis of the current Arsenal squad by JA MIDFIELD This is where we are blessed with a lot in terms of numbers, potential and quality. Due to the sheer numbers in the middle, breaking down categories will be a little hectic, so we'll review one by one player looking at their strengths and [.
The Holding Midfielder transfer by TJ The discussion about Vidal and the holding midfielder role has centered around being an upgrade to Coquelin...but I think it fails to recognise one important point. Aaron Ramsey is the equivalent to Vidal in many respects and maybe/perhaps Vidal just shades him..
Why a DM IS a priority by Big Gun First off, let me say it's a sigh of relief and a breath of fresh air to see the stalwart that is Peter Cech wearing the red and white. For the last couple of years, in fact since Lehman's departure, our goalie position has always been [...]
The one complaint every Arsenal supporter had with Arsene Wenger over the years is that there are no superstar signings. Of course, the lack of trophies that dried up over the recent past also frustrates the supporters. We'll come to that later. Back to the ‘lack of super stars'; whenever there is a chance to [.
I know that Aaron Ramsey has been excellent for Arsenal at times, and I have also seen him in a terrible run of form at other times, (and he also spends his fair share of time in the treatment room) so I am of the opinion that he needs to build up his consistency first [...]
Does Arsenal need a new captain by Galen. Arsenal have had some great captains and great leaders in the past. They didn't just captain Arsenal but they captained their countries as well. I think of Adams and Viera. In the last couple of years we have changed captains like a pub team. From Gallas to [.
One of the best and most encouraging things about the season just gone for Arsenal, after a pretty shoddy start to proceedings, was the strength in depth on offer to Arsene Wenger with his team selection. There is now very strong competition for most of the places in the starting line up, whereas before it [.
Ozil, Cazorla and Rambo. The Arsenal problem. The Arsenal Way. by Galen The big question for next season has been how are we going to fit Ozil, Cazorla and Rambo together. Rambo has made it clear that he has spoken to his manager about it and the manager has said its a temporary situation. There [...
Ian Wright is such an Arsenal fan that it often interferes with his ability to be impartial in his role as a TV pundit and football journalist, but then again the same can be said of most of the former footballers working on the other side of the game these days and with all the [...]
Why We Don't Desperately Need A Defensive Midfielder by TJ First of all let's look at the role a key defensive asset for the team, a player who offers support to the defensive line, closes the space between defence and midfield, breaks up play of the opposition, and looks to start attacks as they [..
It's that time of the year, the season is now over and it's transfer speculation that fills the back pages. One rumour that has caught the attention of many is Barcelona's reported interest in the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com have taken a look at the Welshman's performance data from the [.
Arsenal's very own London Terrier Jack Wilshere is very excited about the firepower the Gunners have in our squad, and believes that we have the players that can punish our opponents next season. "We've got players who can hurt teams with Alexis and Ozil, world-class players we've added in the last two seasons," Wilshere said.
Arsenal fans have definitely seen the best and worst of Aaron Ramsey over the years, but Arsene Wenger has always supported the young Welshman during his times of trouble, and even kept faith when the young Ramsey was going through an appalling run of form. Now it seems that the Spanish giants Barcelona have set [.
With Danny Welbeck being the only notable absentee for Arsenal as they take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final, the team selection for the big game will prove to be a very difficult task for Arsene Wenger, and perhaps the most difficult part of selecting the starting eleven will be deciding which players [.
My Arsenal team for the FA Cup Final Hi guys, once more we are at the finals and everyone is happy. Me too I am waiting with a big bucket of beer! I would like to see a different team this weekend. We have had same team for so long and a little change last [...]
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 [.