GETTING THE BEST OUT OF WALCOTT by Uche We have a striking problem and Gunners everywhere have blamed Olivier Giroud for this. We are disappointed in him because we believe we can do better. That is the main issue really because Olivier is not a bad player at all. Coming into a club that has [...]
The Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey is not too worried about Arsenal's opening day loss to West Ham, and has appealed to Arsenal fans to ignore the Premier League table until a quarter of the season has passed, to make a more realistic assessment of how our season is going. "So many things can happen [.
Arsenal started off in brilliant style and Newcastle had great trouble even getting a touch on the ball. Theo Walcott had a few promising chances in the first half, but most of the action came from the referee's card pocket! Sissoko was the first in the book and Newcastle came close to more yellows until [.
The joy of scoring a goal for Arsenal gets evaporated in a moment if it is disallowed for offside. The pain doubles if the call is wrong and the goal should have stood. Aaron Ramsey would have felt all these emotions during his disallowed ‘offside goal' against Liverpool. In a tight match where both sides [.
That is now the first two home Premier League games that Arsenal have failed to score a goal, although the world and his wife knows that the referee robbed Aaron Ramsey with the awful offside decision against Liverpool. Still, for the whole of the first game and a large portion of the second we did [.
Arsenal may have drawn a blank for the second home game in a row, leaving us languishing at around the halfway point of the league table, but there are some positives to be taken. I may be over optimistic or simply naive here, but I do think that the Gunners are close to clicking into [...]
A quick look at the Premier League table will tell Arsenal fans that we are already off the pace, with three of our big Premier League rivals sitting above us. Apart from the very obvious fact that the Gunners have not started the season very well though, I do not think we need to worry [...]
I know that people will always trot out that famous old football saying about it being a 'nice problem to have' when, like Arsenal right now, a club has a lot of competition for places in a certain area of the pitch. But a problem is a problem and the centre of midfield and who [...]
It does not really matter who I or other Arsenal fans think should be in Arsenal's starting XI to face Liverpool tonight, as Arsene Wenger will stick to his favourite line up for as long as possible until injuries or midweek games force his hand. There were no new injuries and no returning stars to [.
The 11 fire fighters. By Galen Sona Are Arsenal ruthless enough in the transfer market? Is it difficult to find players that can make Arsenal better? Do we need another Striker? Do we need a defensive midfielder? Do Arsenal really want to win the league? Is Cech the only signing? What is going on at [.
Arsenal's longest serving player, and also one of our top earners, Theo Walcott, looks set to be a peripheral bench-warmer this season unless Olivier Giroud suffers a long term injury. The England international has made it clear that he wants to be the main centre-forward, so it looks like Arsene Wenger has decided to punish [.
.......On the Arsenal bench of course! So for a change Arsene Wenger put Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and an unfit Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal midfield, with Olivier Giroud as the target man in the middle. Of course I am very happy that Giroud scored an excellent goal against a top side like [.
BELIEVE IN MIRACLES by AD First of all this article is not in criticism or praise of anyone or Arsenal itself. Keeping in perspective the fact that only one game has been played in the league by Arsenal so far, I would like to suspend any reaction as yet. However, far be it for one [...]
There has been a lot of criticism for the Arsenal manager this week, hardly surprising really after all the great expectations carefully built up over the last eight months were left in a pile of rubble on the Emirates pitch on Sunday. But while the boss must take his fair share of the blame for [...
Sometimes I think Arsenal players just talk too much sometimes. You know what I mean? Like on here when JustArsenal readers start saying things like 'we're going to beat Monaco by four goals' or 'Newcastle will never come back from four goals down'. You think to yourself "you really shouldn't have said that.
We will have to wait and see just where the England international Theo Walcott plays most of his football for Arsenal this season, but the flying 26-year old forward has already made a good case for being able to play in the centre forward role as well as on either side of a front three. [...]
The rumours linking Arsenal with a big money bid for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema refuse to go away, despite Rafael Benitez stating categorically that the French international will not be leaving the Bernabeau this summer. Now a couple of Arsenal stars have been making their thoughts on the subject known, with Cazorla saying that he [.
Aaron Ramsey believes that the pressure of winning trophies is nothing new for him or Arsenal. The Wales international playmaker believes that the current Gunners squad can handle the expectations and win silverware. Ramsey is optimistic of a successful campaign and thinks that winning the season curtain-raiser this weekend would prove a point to everyone.
The Arsenal and Wales midfield star Aaron Ramsey sounds as if he really believes, like many Arsenal fans and football experts, that this could be the year for the Gunners. But there is one major problem that the current squad need to sort out in order to progress from two back to back FA cup [...]
This may be a little harsh on the Arsenal players Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini, who in theory could form a third Arsenal central midfield of their own, but I think that there are two clear options for Arsene Wenger to select to start for the Gunners. I am assuming that what we have seen [...]
Ramsey's best role Part 1 by JC Before I begin the aim of this two part piece is not to claim that Arsenal don't need another defensively minded midfielder in our squad, as I too, think we are a quality midfielder short. More to evaluate one of our extremely talented midfielders and how to properly [.
It was brilliant for us all to watch Arsenal take apart the French Ligue 1 runners up yesterday, continuing the free scoring pre-season preparations with six unanswered goals. But it might not have been quite so enjoyable for the England international midfielder Jack Wilshere. The 23-year old was not even on the subs bench yesterday, [.
So the Ozil Rumour? Should we take the money. by ED So I don't know if you are aware of it or not but, according to various sources in the news Mesut Ozil, is the prime target for Juventus this transfer window... It seems so strange, this is the first time in a while our [...]
IS OUR CURRENT ARSENAL TEAM GOOD ENOUGH? by ICB Let us assume that Wenger sticks with what he's got and does not land another "opportunistic transfer" as Galen previously observed in his article. Is the team good enough? My answer is yes. but this depends on how LE PROF utilizes it. As we have observed [.
WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHY IS ONE CALLED "WORLD CLASS"? by JA Hey everyone, this transfer window being the usual... huh? Smoke and mirrors from the boss, what's not to like? So we've only signed a 33 year old Czech Republic goal keeper, shirt 33 who's played 333 games in the premier league, and we're going [.
TRANSFER DILEMMA: TOP QUALITY PLAYERS AND GAME TIME by Uche Hello there friends. I am sorry you are going to have to read yet another transfer related article that does not announce the signing of a new player for Arsenal. But something has been bugging me and I will like to share it with you. [...]
Assuming that Arsene Wenger actually knows what his best Arsenal starting line up is, or at least that he will know after the Barclays Asia trophy and the Emirates cup competitions in pre-season, do you think the Frenchman will try to stick with those 11 players as much as possible? There is certainly something to [.
There is a theory, and it is something that the Arsenal manager himself alluded to before the end of last season, that the Gunners did not really need to add any new players during the current summer transfer window. Judging by the way Arsenal performed in the second half of last season, you could say [.
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 [.