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As usual we will be giving away a classy JustArsenal T-Shirt to the winner of our predict the score competition, and the rules are the same as always..
We want the final scoreline against West Ham tomorrow, the first player to score for Arsenal, and the timing of the first goal by either team.
Arsenal will have a golden opportunity to put one foot in the Champions League knockout stage when they entertain Marseille on November 26th.
The 1-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund left the Gunners in pole position to qualify from Group F with two games remaining. They are level on nine points with Napoli, three ahead of Dortmund. .......Read the full article here
The Arsene Wenger snipers have gone quiet of late with attention now turned towards the problems of David Moyes, Jose Mourinho, and Manuel Pellegrini.
It seems a lifetime since the 17th August home defeat to Aston Villa, a result which left many of the club’s critics in the Betfair forums surmising when rather than if the Wenger era would come to an end.
Since Arsenal Football Club started off as Dial Square in 1886 by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, South-East London, we have been one of the most successful football teams in English Football. Dial Square was renamed Woolwich Arsenal in 1893 after becoming a limited company. Over the next 20 years or so we went on to reach new levels of class reaching the First Division in 1904, which would be equivalent to today’s Premier League. I am sure all Arsenal supporters agree that the word class is the best way to describe the Arsenal in one single word. .......Read the full article here
Transfer factors, the global economy, and the Arsenal way
An unnecessarily large percentage of Arsenal fans out there are in a rush to push the “panic button” the moment anything bad happens at our honourable football club. It’s almost as if they stand around in silence, wishing that something bad would happen, just so that they can promote their own putrid and selfish points of view. There are even those who would have liked to have seen us not qualify for CL league, just so that they could ooze hatred out of every orifice on their body. .......Read the full article here
These last two games of the season are so massively important, we can’t afford to inject the typical poor support for the team that those who usually attend home games emit. This is the time to get behind the team 120%! None of these awkward silences and conspiring whispers and jeers. For these last two games, our fans need to be so vocal, that it draws attention from the commentators, distracts the opposition, and energizes our beloved gunners. .......Read the full article here
The ex-Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has thrown Arsenal fans into confusion as most of us believed that Arsene Wenger was totally in charge of transfer dealings at the club. The French international has revealed that Wenger didn’t expect him to leave after the captain Cesc Fabregas was returned to Barcelona, but Silent Stan forced the sale upon him.
“Cesc or me were supposed to leave.” Nasri said. “Arsene told me that if Cesc would leave, I would stay. But Kroenke wanted the money.
Per Mertesacker admitted that Arsenal’s two important clean sheets came after their manager Arsene Wenger had them watch video playback of the loss to Spurs last weekend.
The Gunners completed consecutive 2-0 away wins over Swansea City and Bayern Munich this week, the latter being Bayern’s first home loss this season. The win over the Swans has left them only 4 points off North London rival’s Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand, and could prove to be the turning point in the race for Champions League qualification.
The young Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is very happy that the Gunners took three points from Swansea yesterday, but he is well aware that they simply have to go on winning and not worry what their rivals for the Champions League are doing in their own matches.
“Everyone in the Premier League feels pressure to get results,” he said. “It is part of being a footballer. We have to take that in our stride because we know we have the characters to deal with it. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal were ultimately denied the opportunity to join Europe’s elite in the last eight of the Champions League, but the nature of Wednesday’s 2-0 victory at Bayern Munich left Arsene Wenger with plenty to work with during the Premier League run-in.
Pride and frustration were the overriding emotions among Arsenal fans at the final whistle. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny inflicted a rare home defeat on the formidable Germans and secured a result that rocked the pre-match Champions League football betting odds but it was a case of what might have been as Arsenal exited the competition on the away goals rule. .......Read the full article here