Category Archives: Arsenal game review

Arsenal mental strength is great omen for the future

It’s all in the mind Arsenal by T.B.

Sometimes you have to take your hat off and say well done everybody! Ok, Arsenal didn’t discover a cure for cancer or create a better world or scale Everest but we played our guts out to get a point against the most expensively gathered side in the land (the champions elect?) who all the critics gave us no chance against.

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal v Man City

Arsenal 1 v 1 Manchester City Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com

Arsenal finish the season unbeaten at home against the likes of Man City, United, Spuds, Chelsea and Everton but it took plenty of graft against a high tempo City side on Saturday.

Falling behind for their third consecutive game, the Gunners worked hard to equalize and were rewarded with a Mathieu Flamini finish which ended Citeh’s impressive run of clean sheets. He also scored Arsenal 1000th goal in London, the first Premier League club to do so.

Cazorla can be key and can rescue Arsenal’s season

Arsenal fans love Santiago Cazorla, with good reason, but not many would disagree that the tricky Spaniard has not had nearly as good a second season as he did last year. An early injury did not help and the arrival of Mesut Ozil meant that he has not played in the same central role as he occupied to such great effect last season.

But now, just when Arsenal need some players to step up and cover for the damaging injury losses of Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey and Walcott, Cazorla seems to have risen to the occasion and found his form. If Arsenal are to come out of this season with a long awaited trophy and hold on to their annual Champions League place, Santi could be the man who makes the difference.

Arsenal player ratings for Man City draw – Cazorla MOTM

Arsenal 1 – 1 Manchester City Player Ratings by KJ

Arsenal v Man City review – Gunners draw but deserve more!

People have questioned whether Arsenal are lacking in character, leadership and mental strength. You can’t really blame them, I suppose, after Chelsea inflicted a third heavy Premier League defeat on the Gunners. But Paul Scholes’ ill-informed attack was shown to be as bad as his punditry skills by the fight that Arsenal showed today.

I was expecting nerves galore and a shaky show from an Arsenal team who had every reason to be low on confidence, but as they have done many times this season, they proved people wrong. I was so proud of how the players took the game to the strongest team in the league and fully believe that, with a bit of luck, we could have taken the lead early on.

Arsenal player ratings for Swansea draw – Gibbs MOTM

Arsenal 2 – 2 Swansea Player Ratings by KJ

Arsenal vs. Swansea review – Gunners gutted in last minute!

Well, what a rollercoaster that was. Arsenal needed a result tonight, badly, and we nearly got one despite playing badly. Arsene Wenger made an earlier sub than usual, and it was definitely the right move. Lukas Podolski came on to rescue the Gunners with a goal and an assist when we were in serious trouble, but an unlucky last minute goal gave Swansea the draw.

Arsenal started okay but a little nervous and once Wilfried Bony had shocked Arsenal with a goal on their first attack, we made very heavy work of it. Chamberlain was a shadow of the player that put the frighteners on Bayern Munich recently and absolutely nothing was working for Giroud.

How Arsenal should have taken Chelsea and other big games!!

Arsenal and the big games by Gun Nelsinnn

This article I wrote in a bit of any angry state so please forgive if I offend anyone in anyway. I couldn’t sleep for parts of last night, as I always do when Arsenal lose because when my team loses I lose too and I don’t like losing. I was wide awake reliving the game, breaking down play and working out what caused all this, like the armchair manager I am. Hindsight can always make you seem very intelligent but still yesterday I don’t think anyone can say Wenger had a good team sheet out before the game.

Wenger takes blame for Arsenal `nightmare` but should he?

Although Arsene Wenger did not come out of the Arsenal dressing room for the usual post-match interview after the 6-0 mauling by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and who can blame him, he did later give his reaction to the game and took all of the blame for what was one of the worst of all the 1000 games he has had as manager of the Gunners.

Wenger is reported by Arsenal.com as saying, “It was a nightmare and I take full responsibility for it. What is important is to give a response on Tuesday night and that is it.

An explanation of WHY Arsenal were so humiliated

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 and far better than the team we put out against Man United at the time. Why has it come to this?

Arsenal player ratings for Chelsea humiliation – Sagna MOTM

Chelsea 6 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ

Arsenal embarrass themselves on Wenger’s big day!?!

What can I say Arsenal fans? I for one have had enough of this garbage and an heading for the nearest boozer! And on the landmark day of Arsene Wenger managing the Gunners for the 1000th competitive game. I am more ashamed to be an Arsenal fan than I have ever been.

The only small redeeming factor of that awful first half was that the referee was as bad as Arsenal and sent off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. That probably means that Gibbs will have his red card rescinded and they cannot punish the Ox retrospectively.