I’m sure that a lot of Arsenal fans thought they would be seeing a lot more of the young England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain once he had returned from injury. I know that I did. However, with all the problems the Gunners have had this season, I could also understand why Arsene Wenger was cautious in bringing him back.
But once he had been gradually re-introduced to first team action, his pace and power would surely see him start all the time. Chamberlain bagged a brilliant brace against Crystal Palace and scored the crucial opening goal as Arsenal beat Liverpool in the FA cup. His performances earned him the Arsenal fans Player of the Month award, but he has still started just six Premier League games and the Daily Mail have revealed why. Another injury!! .......Read the full article here
If you had suggested around about a week ago that Arsenal were on the verge of tying down the manager Arsene Wenger and his favourite centre forward Olivier Giroud with shiny new contracts, you would have been chased through north London by an angry mob of red and white Gooners.
However, things are looking a lot rosier at the club just now. If the Gunners win the next four games, with the French striker putting in the sort of performance that he did against West Ham United and Hull City, those new contracts could soon be signed, sealed and delivered. .......Read the full article here
Why Arsenal will not buy Fabregas by Blaz
Hello fellow Gooners. Let me start this piece with a quick thank you to the staff of Justarsenal.com-my T-shirt came, the one I won for getting the result/striker and minute right (by the way, why dont we play that anymore?). So, Thanks you guys :-)! .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger suggested earlier in the season, when Mesut Ozil’s form with Arsenal was dipping alarmingly, that the German international midfielder may have been trying to hard to prove himself. Many football experts and pundits, including everyone’s favourite Michael Owen, have had their say on Ozil and why his early promise had faded after his deadline day transfer from Real Madrid. .......Read the full article here
There have been a few interesting Arsenal rumours around today that are suggesting that the Manchester United job was the last thing on Louis Van Gaal’s mind up until yesterday’s sacking of David Moyes.
There is a very likely possibility that the Dutchman had already been selected to be Arsene Wenger’s successor at the Emirates since the Frenchman indicated that he may not be willing to extend his contract beyond the end of this season. I am willing to suggest even further that the appointment this year of Andries Jonker as the new Arsenal Academy boss for next season was put in place as he had worked with Van Gaal at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past and remains a close friend of the current Netherlands coach. .......Read the full article here
I can understand and sympathise with a lot of Arsenal fans, who have become so frustrated with the constant injury problems that have hampered the playing career of Gunners midfielder Abou Diaby. Only 20 games and no goals since the summer 0f 2011, means that many fans will have forgotten what Diaby is like. Well, when he is fit, the Frenchman is pretty damn good.
Those who think that Arsene Wenger should just forget about Diaby and sign another player of that ilk in the summer are, in my opinion, going to be disappointed. You only have to listen to what the manager said about Diaby in a report on Arsenal.com yesterday to realise just how highly Wenger rates his countryman. .......Read the full article here
It is a shame for Arsenal that Alvaro Morata did not make the right decision in January. Arsene Wenger was apparently very close to getting the young Spanish international to join the Gunners on loan until the end of the season, but Morata wanted one last chance to prove himself at Real Madrid.
The injury to Jese Rodriguez has given him a chance again, and he has scored seven goals from his limited appearances, including a debut Champions League strike, but Morata has now finally accepted once and for all that he needs to leave his boyhood club in the summer, according to Spanish transfer website Fichajes.net. .......Read the full article here
Why this season has shown that talent isn’t everything unless you’re a striker by KJ
This season has been an odd one, Arsenal fans. We’ve got Liverpool who will most likely win the Premier League title this season and we’ve got Atletico Madrid who will most likely win La Liga this season as well as having a shot at the Champions League. This is obviously a surprise considering that neither of these two teams were expected to have been amongst the likes of Barca, Real Madrid, Man City and Chelsea and yet, they’re dominating in their respective leagues. .......Read the full article here
Despite missing over three months of the season, Aaron Ramsey is still the second top scorer for Arsenal, with 14 goals in all competitions so far. But listening to Per Mertesacker and his take on this weekend’s great win at Hull City, it is clear that our big flippin’ German values the defensive side of the Welshman’s game just as much as his goals.
Per accepts that the Gunners were under a bit of threat early on at the KC stadium, probably with the importance of the game, some nerves and some fragile confidence playing their part. But Arsenal grew into the game and managed to nullify that early threat, and Mertesacker feels that Ramsey’s work in the centre of the pitch was vital to that. .......Read the full article here
It can’t be much fun for Cesc Fabregas. The former Arsenal man finally agreed to a dream return to his boyhood club Barcelona a few years ago, something the Arsenal fans grudgingly understood despite the hole it left in the Gunners team, but it has been anything but a dream since then.
The nightmare continues for the Spanish midfielder, as the frustration of the Barca fans has started to boil over into anger which they are constantly venting at him in the form of whistles, boos and abuse from the stands. It has become very noticeable, according to a report in the Daily Mail, to the extent where officials from the Catalan club have spoken to Fabregas about it and how it is affecting him mentally. .......Read the full article here
Imagine if we kept Ramsey and Ozil fit all season … by K.M.
The weekend finally saw Arsenal produce a good game and a routine win. It was easy to see the difference of having Ramsey and Ozil back in the squad. It seemed like we had two times more talent and we looked like creating chances from nowhere. Enough was spoken about the goals and the game, so I will shift the theme of this post as to why those players were run down to the ground by the manager until they got injured? .......Read the full article here
You probably will not have heard of him, but Goncalo Guedes could be playing for Arsenal next season, although Arsene Wenger will not have it all his own way in this transfer pursuit. The 17-year old is very highly rated at his current club Benfica in Portugal and has begun to attract the attention of various clubs around Europe.
According to The Guardian, Arsenal have sent their chief scout Gilles Grimandi to run the rule over him with a view to a £6 million move in the summer. The Portuguese winger has impressed sufficiently, but he has done the same for AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund as well. .......Read the full article here