Injuries and Arsenal are two words that been synonymous with each other in recent years. And last season reached a whole new level, with the Gunners losing more player days to injury than any other Premier League team. About twice as many as our big rivals, and there is no doubt that it affected Arsenal's [.
There is an Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds that suggests that Arsene Wenger is set to offer the Portuguese winger Luis Nani a way out of his Old Trafford nightmare. But while I am not saying that the 27-year old is a rubbish player or that he is past it, I just do not [...]
How do we utilise Campbell this season? by KJ Joel Campbell has just tweeted that he's on his way back to England. It is too early to expect him to be ready for the game against the New York Red Bulls but I expect him to join up with the team next Thursday (as will [...]
Is the Ox's place in the team safe? by TJ When Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was taken off against Manchester United at the Emirates in 2012, many Arsenal fans moaned regarding the substitution decision. However, there was also a tinge of joy amongst many in the stadium that day. This is so as many Arsenal fans [.
When a lot of last week's Arsenal transfer rumours made it increasingly clear that Arsene Wenger had cooled his transfer interest in the France and QPR striker Loic Remy, I thought it must be because the Arsenal boss had his eye on someone else. Apparently not, though, as a report in the Evening Standard reveals [.
Sanchez's versatility will do Arsenal a world of good by SE There is this prevalent conundrum of what Arsene Wenger is trying to achieve, with the acquisition of Sanchez, when he already has players like Cazorla, Podolski and Rosicky – who can all play the role of Sanchez's, effectively. And, Sanchez's versatility, to play in [.
Giroud the Scapegoat? OG Compared (statistically) with Sanchez and Remy by Vince Good day, all! Good times they are to be a Gooner! I should be preparing for my finals, but this is definitely more pressing haha! Giroud has been heavily criticized and and dubbed as not being "good enough" to lead the Arsenal [.
If any other Arsenal players is going to beat the young Welshman Aaron Ramsey to a second Player of the Year award next May, they are going to have to have a stunning season. Because unless the 23-year old misses a major part of it through injury (please not again) then Rambo is going to [...]
It might sound a bit daft to be talking about Jack Wilshere running out of time to get his Arsenal career back on track, as the lad is only 22-years old and has missed so much time due to a string of injuries, but he certainly cannot afford to stand still for too long, or [...]
Does the acquisition of Sanchez signal a change in the way Arsenal might lineup next season? by SE With the capturing of Alexis Sanchez from the Catalan giants Barcelona, Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have sent out a raucous warning to their Premier League opponents ahead of the new season. Sanchez played a pivotal role in [.
Matthieu Flamini is in a confident mood ahead of the new Arsenal season, and reckons that if the Gunners can get over our injury problems there is no reason why we cannot win more trophies in the coming season. In the transfer window all Arsenal fans are hoping for new arrivals, but surely if we [...
I don't know about the rest pf you Arsenal fans, but I have been loving the World Cup finals in Brazil. No Arsenal players getting injured helps, of course, but right from the start the games have been exciting, unpredictable and full of goals. And the semi-final between the host nation Brazil and Germany was [.
Arsenal should try Theo out on the left by AT Theo Walcott is an integral member of this Arsenal squad and it has become apparent in his absence. We struggled to deal damage to the opposition on the counter and they were able to press us without any pace in our front three to punish [...]
Despite quite a few pundits and sections of the media, and the Arsenal fans, grabbing the nearest stick to beat Mesut Ozil with because of his perceived flop in his debut season as a Gunner, there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger sees him as a key member of the Arsenal team. Hopefully that will [...]
I am sure that I am not the only Arsenal fan that is already sick to the back teeth of all the Arsenal transfer rumours that are in the papers day after day. The fact that none of them ever come to anything concrete does not help, but I have come to the conclusion that [...]
Do Arsenal Really Need Juan Cuadrado? by A.T. As Arsenal's search for attacking reinforcements continues, there have been several reports lately in regards to the North London club's interest in signing Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado, who is really making a name for himself with his exquisite performances in World Cup so far.
It was after all the injuries to various players had finally seen Arsenal lose their place at the top of the Premier League table, that Arsene Wenger admitted there was a problem. And with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain possibly having to miss the World Cup and the start of next season, the subject is fresh in out [.
Every time I wrote an article during the season just gone, bemoaning Arsenal's terrible luck with injuries, and other things like referees and cup draws, I was accused of being biased, blinkered and a bad loser. Well here is the proof that although I may be a bad loser and biased, I am not blinkered.
Last season Arsene Wenger made a big deal of Arsenal signing up his young British talents on long-term contracts, saying that they were going to be the çore'of the side that were going to go on to great things. Wenger said last December: "We are delighted that these five young players have all signed new [.
It was great to have Aaron Ramsey back in the Arsenal team yesterday and no one was surprised to see the young Welshman sign off this Premier League season with another goal. The quality of it was stunning, with Ramsey's superb technique highlighted as he produced a thunderous volley from Giroud's excellent set-up.
Arsenal had a great chance to win the Premier League this season, there is no doubt about it. But we were not the favourites back in August. That was Man City, who last night took advantage of their rivals' slips to get one hand on the trophy. In fact, many football experts suggested that this [...]
Arsene Wenger has given his open and honest opinion about why Arsenal, who were looking great and had stormed to the top of the table, allowed their best Premier League title challenge in years, to fall away so dramatically. The Prof does not shirk from taking a large slice of the blame cake either. Wenger [.
I am not making any claims to special mental powers, ESP or clairvoyancy, and I don't even possess a crystal ball or a set of tarot cards, but I can predict the future. I see... lots of Arsenal fans slating me for this article and calling Olivier Giroud everything from a donkey to a Donut, [...]
There have been plenty of rumours and lots of speculation among Arsenal fans about the future of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this season. Many expect either one or both of the Arsenal front men to be moved on in the summer, but after seeing the two playing with great understanding and effectiveness last night, [.
ARSENAL & ARSENE NEED TO CREATE OPTIONS by A.D. It has not been good viewing for those who, like me, crossed over to Arsenal's side among PL teams owing to their free–flowing, uninhibited attacking game. At least not for last couple of months. The Gunners had their way for most of the year against modest [.
I think that Arsene Wenger has shown remarkable forbearance this season by not blaming all of the problems Arsenal have faced on bad luck. The Frenchman has not moaned too much about the awful decisions from referees that have cost us valuable points, except maybe the Szczesny red card against Bayern Munich.
Adam Lallana anyone? by ThirdMan JW Whatever happens come the end of the season, Arsenal simply have to strengthen the squad. I think most of us would agree that the positions up for discussion are: Right-back Defensive midfielder Left-wing Striker Today I wanted to talk about the Left-wing position, with the possibility of Adam Lallana [.
There is little doubt that Arsenal are now fighting to secure a place in the Champions League for next season rather than being crowned champions of England for the first time since the invincibles went a whole season unbeaten. It is not too hard to the main reason for that, as the Gunners have won [.
Arsenal fans can debate all day about whether this season has been a shocking failure or the closest the Gunners have come to winning the title for many years. And we all have our own theories about what positions need strengthening and who Arsene Wenger should be targeting in the summer transfer market, but I [.
Arsenal got a right verbal going over by Paul Scholes last night. The former Man United man did not hold back in any way and I can understand why it has been repeated by all the papers and media sites today, but there are some very goo reasons for Arsenal fans to dismiss his comments [...]
Why we lost to Chelsea today by KJ It was an absolutely harrowing performance by Arsenal at Chelsea. The most embarrassing defeat I've ever seen as an Arsenal fan. This is far worse than the 8-2 against Man United, simply because that team was made up of reserve/youth players whilst this team was first choice [.
They may sound like a strange comedy duo, but Juan Cuadrado and Zakaria Bakkali could soon be plying their trade on the Emirates pitch if the recent transfer rumours hold any water. And they would both bring pace and wing play to an Arsenal side that has really struggled for it since losing Theo Walcott [.
Oxlade Chamberlain is the star of the show! by Ash Arsenal normally has at least one young Gun to light up the league with their performances over the course of the season and this year it is no different. Originally we thought it was Aaron Ramsey, almost a reborn player coming back from a long [...]
I am one of the Arsenal fans who has defended the contribution and ability of our main centre forward, Olivier Giroud, both last season and this one. And at times the big Frenchman has proved me right, especially at the start of the season when he looked like he would easily cruise to over 20 [...]
The case for Chamberlain to become a striker by Twig Which was Arsenal's most irresistible attacking display last season? That is probably subject to varying opinions, but I'm sure most of us would have the 7-3 drubbing of Newcastle as top of the pile. How about our best attacking display this season?
Remember what a boost the signing of Mesut Ozil gave the whole of Arsenal Football Club last August? Well it seems to be happening again with the capture of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. There is maybe not quite such a big reaction to this one from the media and from Arsenal fans, but the last [...]
Why our midfielders are not performing by Big Gun Hi Gooners. Arsenal has been extremely lacklustre in the last couple of games. Our strikers and most especially our midfielders are under fire, particularly Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil. We have, without a doubt, the best midfield in the BPL, so then why are [.
Predictable Arsenal? by J.T. If it wasn't already apparent by now, Arsene Wenger loves midfielders. More importantly he loves attacking midfielders. So when the opportunity for Arsenal to sign Mesut Ozil came up in the summer it was one that he thought he could not pass by. After the departure of Robin van Persie who [.
Is the Ox Arsenal's star of the show 2014? by Ash Every season Arsenal seem to find a breakthrough player that shows exactly what they are capable of at the top level despite still being very much an inexperienced player to the game. Now Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may not fit the inexperience factor, considering he [.
You can't really get away with blips or slumps or off days when you hit the final furlong of a season in which you are challenging for something. Look at how we won the league in 2002 we got 13 straight wins from 10th February. In 1998, 13 wins and a draw between January and clinching the title.