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? Our 1-0 victory on German soil is sure to be fondly remembered by the Arsenal faithful, but it is probably the 2-0 FA cup victory over Spurs that gave us our best attacking display this season. .......Read the full article here
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 had finally delivered a world class season for a striker, many fans were desperate to somehow replace him as this seemed to be the weakest point in the team. But with Rosicky, Cazorla and Arteta all getting on, I believe it was wise to invest in such a crucial position to our play, especially when you acquire statistically the best player in his position who is not yet even in their prime. .......Read the full article here
I hate to be writing this in reaction to the Arsenal defeat against Liverpool, but once again it just seems as if we haven’t learnt from our many mistakes.
I have the upmost respect for Arsene Wenger and the work he’s done revolutionising the club during his time here but it just feels as if we’re running into a brick wall and not even attempting to change our plan. I know people will point to the signing of Ozil as a change in his philosophy but in truth it was only a start and in my opinion a political move to appease the worried fans who reacted very badly to the summer and the Villa defeat. He can be forgiven for the Kallstrom debacle as our need to sign a midfielder appeared very late in the winter window but not signing a striker was unacceptable when he’s been looking for almost 8 months. .......Read the full article here
Last year before Arsenal stunned everyone by winning the Bayern game, Wenger dropped Vermaelen and Szczesny which seemed to wake up the team and made them have a good run. This year there have been games which I just don’t understand what is happening. I feel the Southampton game should have been a sign that for some reason we have become very apathetic in these big games and teams that press us high and hard will step all over us. .......Read the full article here
3 reasons why Rosicky should start ahead of Ozil against Manchester United by Simba
Arsenal have entered into the tough run of fixtures from February 8th to March 29th; from the embarrassing 5 – 1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday to Wednesday’s game against Manchester United at home, Liverpool again at home, first leg of the Champions league game against Bayern Munich at home, Sunderland at home, Stoke away, Bayern Munich again away, Tottenham Hotspur away, Chelsea away and Manchester City at home. I just had some kind of evaluation about our chances of breaking the 8 years, 8 months and 19 days “trophyless spell”. .......Read the full article here
Why are Arsenal struggling against the big teams away from home? by KJ
Arsenal suffered their fourth defeat of the Premier league season at Anfield at the weekend and three of the four losses were away from home. Those three were Manchester United, Manchester City and of course Liverpool. It looks like a pattern is emerging and that we struggle to beat the better teams away from home. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal first-halves are a major problem by Gooneristic Truth
Is this an I-told-you-so moment or what? For many fans and pundits who have questioned Arsenal’s strength and depth only to be drowned and silenced by aggressive murmurs of disapproval and clicks of ‘dislike’, the Anfield shellacking feels like that long-awaited moment of vindication!
This does not, in any way, mean that the critical Gooners are glad that Arsenal lost the game for the sake of being proven right, but rather the result has rendered a voice to the worst fears they have tried to express. I, for one, felt it was a matter of time before we attained another such disgraceful result after the one against Man City. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has got a massive few days ahead of him. The Arsenal boss is well aware that another poor performance against Manchester United on Wednesday could all but end his hopes of regaining the Premier League title. He has already suggested that he was just as much to blame for the awful show at Anfield as the players, so he will be mulling over his tactics and selection with great care. .......Read the full article here
Last time I wrote was last year after the Arsenal v Bayern 3-1 home defeat and since the start of the season, I’d always keep my mouth shut in conversations so as not to jinx the run we’re having, even after the Man City game. But today, I’m sorry I have to say that Wenger is probably the worst tactician of the top four managers. .......Read the full article here
I am one of the Arsenal fans that have been defending Mesut Ozil recently. The German’s influence on games may have dropped off since his brilliant start, but I still thought that his vision and passing ability was helping the players around him.
Yesterday at Anfield, however, Ozil was nothing short of a liability. He did pretty much nothing in attack and was directly at fault for two of Liverpool’s goals. Whether he is jaded or just out of form, can Arsene Wenger really afford to keep playing him and hope he improves? .......Read the full article here
It’s still a couple of days away but there’s a massive game coming up on Saturday and Arsenal will need to start a winning run against some of the bigger teams for the next 6 weeks if we are to stay in the title race. But the same was being said back in November and Liverpool were flying high then and could have taken top spot had they beaten us. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger is well aware that Luis Suarez is not a bad little player, having tried and failed to bring him to Arsenal in the summer. And he has been speaking about the controversial Uruguayan striker in the build up to the Gunners’ trip to face Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
In the interview, reported by Arsenal.com, the Frenchman played down any suggestion that he might try again to sign Suarez in the summer, preferring to concentrate on how Arsenal will go about doing the double over Brendan Rodgers. The Gunners are the only Premier League team to shut out the SAS pairing when they have started and doing so again would probably see us win the game. But keeping out the league’s most potent strike partnership is not going to be easy, so how do we do it? .......Read the full article here