Category Archives: Capital One Cup

A call to Arsenal fans – Stay Positive and make some noise!

From one fan to another by DG

Hello Arsenal fans. We are nearing another Premier League weekend which will have most of us at the edge of our seats, because we are going up against Liverpool, a side which has performed quite well in the start of EPL. Arsenal on the other hand has been equally impressive in the Premier League. This has resulted in us leading the table. The season starter for Arsenal was one which we all wanted to forget and many of us have actually forgot after some awe inspiring football by the Gunners.

Arsenal defence must stand firm to get through tough fixtures

Defensive mistakes must be ironed out! by Ash

Arsenal last night lost their Capital One Cup game vs Chelsea at the Emirates, in what was a painful 2-0 defeat. The Gunners showed little resilience and determination, much like the game at the start of the season against Aston Villa. And although I don’t want to make comparisons to the two, it’s necessary to notice that after 2 consecutive home defeats, the times are slightly worrying for Arsenal.

Arsenal have A LOT to learn from Chelsea defeat – Worrying times!

Lessons still to be learned for the new Arsenal by KM

Arsenal played a really bad game against Chelsea last night. Onto the disappointing things straight away; I think the worse thing from that game was our attitude. We were playing at home in theory but their fans outsung us by a mile and that was the beginning of the loss. On the other hand we didn’t press them at all. It really looked like they were the home team and they looked more mature, calm and were the team wanting to win more.

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal’s cup loss to Chelsea

Arsenal 0 v 2 Chelsea Match Report Infographic by Matt from allarsenal.com

Arsene Wenger opted to field a fairly senior side against an inevitably strong Chelsea team, and despite calling on a host of our big name stars, Jose Mourhino’s men were clinical and the Gunners are out of the Capital One cup.

Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla were the only players to remain in the line-up from the weekend, but the likes of Thomas Vermaelen, Jack Wilshere, Nacho Monreal and Tomas Rosicky added plenty of experience and ability to the Gunners.

Wenger’s failure to sign a striker could ruin Arsenal’s season

Wenger had to sign a striker in summer by Dave N

I am absolutely furious. Watching Arsenal try to score against a strong and resolute Chelsea side with Nicklas Bendtner up front was like watching a bullfighter facing a boll with a feather duster rather than a sword, and the painful truth is that it should never have happened.

Of course Olivier Giroud needs a rest sometimes, and I understand the the `mickey mouse` cup is not that big a deal, but if we had been able to field a decent striker last night then the outcome could have been much different and we might still be in the competition, which does come with a trophy at the end by the way.

Arsenal player ratings for Chelsea loss – Cazorla MOTM

Arsenal 0 – 2 Chelsea Capital One Cup player ratings by KJ

Arsenal vs. Chelsea Confirmed Teams and Preview

Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players could probably have done without tonight’s Capital One Cup tie, although it is always a good opportunity for some of the up and coming young players, as well as those on the fringe, to get some game time under their belt and experience a proper crowd.

If it had been most other teams, and not Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, that were coming to the Emirates tonight, it would have been an easy decision to rest most of the first team, but Wenger will not want to let the Portuguese one get a chance to damage the morale of the Arsenal squad.

Hayden has overtaken Frimpong in race to Arsenal first team

After Emmanuel Frimpong survived a mass clear out by Arsenal of players who were surplus to requirements, it seemed like the Ghanaian born midfielder had a future with the club. When you consider that his playing position of defensive midfielder is one of the least well covered in the Arsenal squad, then this season promised a lot for the 21-year old.

Predict Arsenal vs. Chelsea result to win Exclusive T-shirt

It is time for all you Arsenal fans to get your thinking caps on again. The Just Arsenal T-shirt competition is back again and this one is sponsored by BettingOffers.org.uk the best website to find out about free bets given away by the bookies.

This could be one of the toughest predictions of the season yet, mainly because we have pretty much no idea who will actually be playing, for either side.

Arsenal vs. Chelsea Preview, Prediction and Team News

Arsenal vs Chelsea Capital One Cup preview, line up and score line by KJ

Arsenal take a break from the high octane Premier league and Champions league to play a home game at the Emirates in the League cup. Unfortunately, we’ve been drawn against fierce London rivals Chelsea who’ve admittedly have a much stronger squad than us at the moment.

I think we can field a relatively experienced line up for this game but will need to deploy a couple of dependable youngsters to ensure vital first team players aren’t overplayed. Chelsea will have an extremely strong and experienced line up with the likes of Mata, Willian, De Bruyne, Essien etc. certain to start.

Arsenal debate – Should Wenger dismiss Capital One Cup?

Wenger likely to sacrifice league cup once again by KM

I was screaming for some important Arsenal players to be rested against bottom of the Premier league Crystal Palace. Some of the boys looked tired and with the kids managing to scrape a draw at West Brom for the league cup, I think a few changes would have refreshed the squad and still g0t the three points. Anyway Chelsea are coming to town on the back of a lucky but huge win against Man City. The draw was the fair result (and the one Arsenal needed) but City’s away woes continue to cost them and it could cost them the title.

We are Gunner keep winning says Arsenal `rock` Mertesacker

Only three players have started 14 of the 15 games Arsenal have played this season, and they are Olivier Giroud, Wojciech Szczesny and Per Mertesacker. And, despite all the talk about first team players needing rest, the big German international defender is probably going to play again against Chelsea tomorrow.

You won’t hear him complaining, though, because he is enjoying the fantastic start that the Gunners have made to the season. And the 29-year old, after helping Arsenal to bounce straight back from a disappointing Champions League defeat with a hard won victory at Crystal Palace, feels that the spirit and ability in the Arsenal squad can keep the great run going. As reported by Arsenal.com, Mertesacker thinks that our rivals and the doubters in the media who keep expecting us to slip up, are in for a surprise