There was one part of LB's excellent post match report from the weekend that struck a chord with me when he made the following observation :
Ramsey on the right, really? This smacks of trying to maintain a political harmony rather than being ruthless in the team selection. Yes, he scored the winning goal and that should not be scoffed at but on the wing when we have Welbeck and Walcott on the bench and we were crying out for pace down that flank.
As Theo Walcott continues to frustrate Arsenal in regards to signing a new deal with the club, a possible solution may have just opened opened up for Arsene Wenger, as the Daily Mirror is now reporting that the long-term Arsenal target Pedro Rodriguez will be available for as little as £15 million once the transfer [.
Theo Walcott was looking to be developing into the player we always hoped he could be just before he was injured in the infamous game against Tottenham and lost another year out of his career. Since being eased back into the side recently,he has got into very good positions andmade excellent runsbut so far his shooting (which is usually pretty accurate) has been poor.
Theo Walcott denies bust up with Arsene Wenger amidst contract talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott took to Twitter to deny reports of a bust up with manager Arsene Wenger amidst his ongoing contract talks. The Englishman's contract with the Gunners is set to expire in 2016 and there were claims that he is looking for a significant pay rise on his current £90,000 a week deal with rivals Liverpool reportedly interested in him.
It wasn't long ago that Theo Walcott was considered Arsenal's most dangerous weapon, his breathtaking speed offering The Gunners a straight line alternative to their triangle passing. Part of this potency was that there was an almost otherworldly quality about his presence on the football pitch; like an Olympic sprinter transported on the football field to receive the baton, or a linebacker haring down the line onto a long pass which terrified opponents.
When Arsenal hit a good spell of form, notable trends emerge in the scorelines which invite inference. In 2013-14, Arsenal led the Premier League for much of the season. Injuries to Ramsey, Walcott and Özil and Olivier Giroud's personal crisis saw the screws come loose and the Gunners' title bid careered off course.
I have a feeling that I am starting to sound like a broken record, which for young Arsenal fans is something we used to use before CDs and MP3 players. But once again I am going to ask why Arsene Wenger is not using the Arsenal and England speed merchant Theo Walcott. I understand the [...]
Am I the only Arsenal fan who has been scratching their head recently and wondering why on earth Arsene Wenger keeps leaving Theo Walcott on the bench? No I thought not. The fact that the Sppedy England star did not even come on as a sub against Everton left my flabber even more gasted, especially [.
Tonight Monaco will enter with trepidation into the steaming cauldron that is the Emirates on Champions League nights (a little sarcasm to start with is always good!). Should they be worried? Of course they should We are The Arsenal.
However, we are playing Monaco side in fine form; they have only lost once since November and are rapidly climbing Ligue 1 as well as topping their CL group.
Theo Walcott Adidas Deal- Arsenal winger leaves Nike to join Adidas, to wear Adizero F50 Cleats is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Theo Walcott Adidas Deal- Arsenal winger leaves Nike to join Adidas, to wear Adizero F50 Cleats is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott has signed a new "long term" deal with Adidas and has switched to the German manufacturer from their bitter rivals Nike.
I understand that Arsene Wenger wanted to be extra careful with the Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott. It was not just the fact that the anterior cruciate ligament injury picked up by the pacy player kept him out for around a year either. That was not Walcott's first spell out and he only [.
It appears that opinion on Theo Walcott divides supporters more than any other player so much so that we've received 2 posts on Theo today giving opposing views on his worth to Arsenal. So should he stay or should he go? ... have a read through both sets of arguments andcast your vote at the end.
Arsenal can expect to see a stronger Mesut Ozil when the German playmaker gets back into full-on action, according to manager Arsene Wenger.
Ozil has just returned to the Gunners squad since suffering a knee injury in the defeat at Chelsea in early October, and made a cameo substitute appearance for the closing stages of the Barclays Premier League win over Stoke on January 11.
Good morning. Football is back tomorrow as we face Liverpool hoping to pick up exactly where we left ahead before the Interlull. Six wins on the trot built some rather fine momentum so fingers crossed we can maintain that tomorrow.
The manager's press conference took place yesterday and in terms of team news there's a doubt over Danny Welbeck after the knee problem he picked up during the Interlull, while Arsene Wenger isn't yet sure if any of the quartet that played in midweek at the training ground –Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy and Abou Diaby – will be used.
Here's this week's Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog.
On this week's show we look back at the 3-0 win over West Ham at the weekend, the performances of Giroud and Ramsey, and our thoughts on Theo Walcott after his difficult day – as well as his 'situation' more generally.
Morning all. I hope you're still basking in the warm glow of Monday night. Sure, the moment has passed but it still feels good.
That we've managed to put an end to such an atrocious record at Old Trafford is a lovely consequence of reaching the FA Cup semi-finals. After so many games without a win, it becomes a thing for the team to have to deal with every time they go there.
Well, that was fun. We chalked up our fifth consecutive win with five goals, and while there's no doubt Villa were quite bad indeed, we've come up against bad teams many times in the past and not done that to them.
We tore into them from the start and probably should have scored before we did with Theo Walcott's pace exposing their high line.
West Ham today in the Premier League and a chance to make it 5 league wins in a row.
On form you'd have to think we're the favourites for this one. The Hammers haven't won a league game since January 18th when they beat Hull 3-0, but it's never easy against a Sam Allardyce side who always seems to get a bit more out of his teams when it's time to play us.
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There shouldn't be *boilk* on a Wednesday but there is and that's just the long and the short of it. Takes me back to my youth, in fairness. The thing about then is that I was young and could deal with this kind of thing. Now, not so much, but still.
I didn't see any of last night's international football but there don't appear to have been any maimings or knee banjaxings to our players, so that's a good thing.
It's Interlull, it's quiet, there's nothing going on unless we want to discuss the fact that Mesut Ozil was seen in a Berlin nightclub on Saturday night, and to be perfectly honest I'd rather chew my own leg off than get into that.
So, with a doff of the cap to the Gunners sub-Reddit, where I saw this kind of thread appear, let's try spark some discussion today with 'Unpopular Opinions'.
We've got a day to rest today before we face QPR in the Premier League tomorrow night, and with Man City losing to Liverpool the other day, there are whispers of targetting second place. In fact, David Ospina has urged his teammates to have a go, saying:
We know we are close to them now, but we need to concentrate on ourselves and not think about them.
The most important thing last night was ensuring we took three points to bounce back from Saturday's defeat, and in the end that's what we got. However, it would make for a pretty boring blog this morning if we didn't look at it in a bit more depth than that.
The first half saw us take a 2-0 lead into the break and while it felt like that was a scoreline reasonably reflective of the game overall, it was hard to forget the moments of real danger that Leicester caused.