Jon Moss has been appointed to referee the FA Cup Final 2015. He has refereed Arsenal 9 times - every game a victory.
Given his close relationship with John Colquhoun (http://footballisfixed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/mobgate-5.html), we sincerely hope that Theo Walcott's ongoing contract talks don't impinge on the occasion - Walcott is only in the team due to the inept performance of WBA last weekend (Colquhoun holds considerable sway at Albion).
Ahead of the FA Cup final, the Arsenal star Theo Walcott has fired a warning towards the Gunners' opponents for the big game at Wembley, Aston Villa. The speedy winger claimed that his side are impossible to play against whilst playing free-flowing football and has firmly set his sights on a win on Saturday night [.
Arsenal vs West Brom 4-1 Highlights 2015 Walcott Goals Video Hat trick is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Arsenal vs West Brom 4-1 Highlights 2015 Walcott Goals Video Hat trick is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Arsenal vs West Brom 2015 (Arsenal-WBA VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Arsenal vs West Brom 4-1 (Walcott*3, Wilshere/McAuley) Emirates Stadium, London- 24 May, 2015- 24/5/15 Theo Walcott scores a hat trick [.
Following his deflected goal that gave Arsenal the equaliser against Manchester United, Theo Walcott has claimed that he is now fit enough to start more games for the Gunners and has admitted his desire to start the FA Cup final against Aston Villa at the end of the month. But considering the fact that Theo [.
Arsenal have kept their fantastic end-of-season run going, and we are now just a few games away from securing Second Place and winning a second successive FA Cup. Arsene Wenger has had practically a full squad of players to choose from in recent weeks, but has miraculously named the same starting XI for four matches [.
Arsene Wenger desperate to keep Arsenal star despite Liverpool interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has claimed that he has no plans to sell Theo Walcott at the end of the season. The Arsenal manager has also said that talks are ongoing with the 26 year old and that he is keen to keep the player at the Emirates side.
Some days I find no inspiration for the pre-match, today is one. I usually find something to hang the post on our form, the oppositions form (or lack of it), their manager and his tactics, their town, sometimes a tale from my past AFC history but today ..... nothing.
I have already expressed my dislike of Steve Bruce and his tactics many times, I have written about how awful the town at the end of the Humber Bridge is, I have described our wonderful form and the players who have propelled us forward over the past few months what is left?
The silly season is fast approaching with the rumour mill beginning to engage its cogs and whirly things in an effort to ratchet up the intensity of the potential player offerings and to make the driest mouth salivate as if sucking a lemon.
Your correspondent in recent times has had a particular interest in a tall, tricky and speedy winger named Yarmolenko, who might well be a replacement for Theo, should his imminent contract talks fail to ignite his desire for more dosh to count when next he is injured.
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.
Must be time for a change of first eleven, Mr Wenger the boys are looking jaded.
The Crown Jewels of Alexis, Santi and Ozil could be given tickets to sit in the stands with TH14 and Bobby P just to get some quality time with Arsenal Royalty or perhaps they could take a tour of the ground with Charlie George :-)
This will allow JW and Theo some pitch time and stop them griping through the summer (hopefully).
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.
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.
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'.
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.