I do not blame the Arsenal fans for being a bit disappointed at times this season about the form of Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud. Put simply, both have not played well enough in some games. BUT let’s give credit where it is due, Gooners, both have been instrumental in helping Arsenal to their best season, so far, in a very long time.
And they were at it again today. If it wasn’t for those two much maligned Gunners, then we all might have been a lot less happy right now. If they can keep putting in shifts like that, then Arsenal really do have a chance of stopping Bore Bourinho and his cheating team of thugs from doing football a disservice. Anyone but them, please…. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Everton – Player Ratings By Twig
A perfect way to go into the game against Bayern. The score was a little flattering to how the game actually played, as until Arteta’s penalty, Everton was really in the game. Hopefully, the result will spur us beyond Chelsea, City and Liverpool in the title chase? A little bit hopeful maybe? So how did the players fare today?
Fabianski (6/10): Didn’t really have much to do today, as the Everton players were limited to bits and pieces. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal went into this crunch FA cup quarter-final on a run of poor form and desperately needing a confidence boost. Arsene Wenger also had the Jack Wilshere injury to cope with and he decided to go for the Arteta-Flamini partnership, with Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right. Yaya Sanogo got the nod again ahead of Olivier Giroud.
The first half was a real end to end battle and Arsenal fans and players got the early breakthrough we really needed. Cazorla showed his class to find Ozil and the German’s finish made all the talk about lack of form seem ridiculous. The Gunners had a few good chances to really take control of the tie but it didn’t quite come off. .......Read the full article here
We are still all in shock after Arsenal’s defeat to Stoke yesterday, and Arsene Wenger thinks that his strike force was ineffectual, but the defeat was simply down to a bad decision by the referee who awarded Stoke a penalty.
Wenger said on Arsenal.com: “I felt we had a good defensive performance and overall we are unlucky to lose this game. Offensively we didn’t create enough and our offensive game was poor considering our standards. At the end of the day we didn’t score because of that. We conceded a goal that was a nice gift from the referee but it can happen. .......Read the full article here
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A GOONER? by RS
I know all of you would be sad right now and furious on our team’s performance. But Gooners, I want to ask each one of you some very basic questions.
What if we don’t win the title, should we stop supporting our team? And stop getting behind our players? Now, what if our team loses FA Cup, should we stop supporting our team? And stop singing at the Emirates? Even tougher, what if we don’t qualify for CL this season? Should we stop supporting our team? .......Read the full article here
The young English midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that yesterday’s defeat at Stoke could have been avoided if only the Arsenal strikers hadn’t missed their chances to take the lead in the first half.
“We have to be prepared for it,” Wilshere said on Sky Sports. “We know what to expect when we come here, it’s going to be a tough game, we have to fight and win second balls and then we have to take the opportunities when they come.
“We didn’t do that today. We had a few chances in the first half and we didn’t take them, and you’re going to get punished here. .......Read the full article here
Stoke 1 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 7
Made a couple of decent saves but couldn’t do much for the penalty.
Sagna – 7.5
He was decent today defensively but struggled offensively as he was often left on his own whilst Cazorla was all over the place.
Mertesacker – 6.5
Crouch won the aerial battle with him and bullied him throughout the game. Not the best game from Mertesacker.
Koscielny – 6.5
Wasn’t great today and gave away the penalty. It was definitely harsh but he shouldn’t have given the ref an opportunity to penalise us. .......Read the full article here
AND THAT’S HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES by Uche .......Read the full article here
I really don’t know what to write after that performance.
So I think I’ll leave it you lot!
Did ANYONE have a good game???
Arsenal must take Joel Campbell back next year! by Ash
If you watched Manchester United’s game against Olympiakos last night, then I’m sure it probably had something to do with the fact an Arsenal player was on the pitch. Whilst one former Gunner Robin Van Persie led the line for Manchester United, Olympiakos had their own Arsenal striker up front, with Joel Campbell playing for the Greek side at Old Trafford, and it was the youngster that stole the show with an excellent goal as United were humbled. .......Read the full article here
There are still plenty of people who want to shoot Arsenal down, but Arsene Wenger and his players did not give them much ammunition yesterday. The best that the doubters could muster was that Sunderland were not very good. Maybe not, but we did not give them a chance to be.
Right from the start, Arsenal were crisp and creative in possession and cool, calm and collected in defence. The first three goals were top quality and so was a lot of our play. So it is no surprise to read, in a Sky Sports report, the manager waxing lyrical about his team. .......Read the full article here
The £42m scapegoat by gameruk
Lets have it right first off, I am a fan of ARSENAL Football Club. I supported this club before the arrival of Mesut Ozil and will support this club well after Ozil has left, so that should keep quiet those guys who bang on about Ozil worshipers etc. .......Read the full article here