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
There has been a lot of talk this season about Arsene Wenger and whether the Frenchman will sign another contract with Arsenal when the current one runs out at the end of the season. Most people seem to think his future will depend on whether or not the Gunners finish in fourth spot and win the FA cup final, but maybe not.
Apparently, the club want him to sign da ting whatever happens in the next few weeks, and it is the Prof himself who is waiting to see what happens before committing his future to the club he has managed fro 17 years. There are now signs, however, that he may have already made that decision but has not announced it yet, not publicly anyway. .......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
Normally, you would safely say that any team which had been beaten 6-0, 5-1 and 6-3, like Arsenal were, in the same season, had a serious problem with their defense. But that is not really the case with the Gunners. If you take way those 17 goals in three games, Arsenal have only conceded 24 in the other 32 Premier League games, so how can we reconcile these two wildly different records? .......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
If things keep going the way they are, Arsenal fans will start to call Real Madrid our feeder club. It seems that almost every other player that the Gunners are linked with is currently playing at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Spain.
Having failed, for whatever reason, to land Gonzalo Higuain as well as Mesut Ozil last summer, media reports are suggesting that Karim Benzema, the French international that was preferred to Higuain, could be for sale at the end of the season. The Mirror is reporting that the giants of La Liga are planning to offload Benzema to make way for Sergio Aguero from Man City. Other reports suggest that it is Liverpool’s Luis Suarez that they are after. .......Read the full article here
Just over a week ago, most of us Arsenal fans were seriously worried about losing an FA cup semi-final to Wigan Athletic and slipping out of the top four, behind the in-form Everton of Roberto Martinez. O Ye of little faith, which includes me as well.
Although it is still possible that the Gunners will end up in the Europa League and without a trophy, not many of us think it is going to happen. In fact, we are odds on favourites for the FA cup after demolishing our Wembley opponents Hull City at the weekend, especially as their two best strikers are cup-tied, and we are looking up the league table again. .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans would admit to being slightly less than delighted in the way the club and Arsene Wenger have gone about their transfer business in recent years. We hear that this has all changed now that the Emirates stadium loan is no longer a millstone round our neck, but we have still to see much evidence of it apart from the breaking of the transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil. .......Read the full article here
After losing badly away at Chelsea and Everton (Zero goals scored – nine conceded, not to mention the shaky Wembley game against Championship side Wigan), Arsene Wenger was worried that his Arsenal team had lost their confidence of winning away from the Emirates.
But the introduction of Ozil and Ramsey and the freshness of rarely-used Podolski seems to have given the Gunners a new-found vigour again.
Wenger said on Arsenal.com: “The first half was very physical, we had to deal with a lot of crosses,”
“Our defenders had a great game, they kept us in the game and we were clinical every time we went into their half. .......Read the full article here
It seems that the curse of being given the Arsenal Captain’s armband has now extended another year as Thomas Vermaelen has been left on the sidelines all season, and the latest Arsenal transfer rumours say that he will be looking to move on to another club this summer in search of more regular playing time.
His agent has revealed that the Belgian international has already had interest from Napoli, but he is going to wait to see if he can impress for his country in Brazil to attract further offers from big clubs. His agent, Alex Kroes, was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: “Yes Napoli have been on the player and have stepped forward, but other clubs have also shown their interest and not just Italian clubs,” .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans are getting extremely used to having most of their top players injured for a large part of the season, and young Jack Wilshere seems to miss out more than most, but it now seems that Arsene Wenger is confident that the England international will be fit and ready to go to Brazil for the World Cup.
Although Wilshere’s last injury occurred while playing for his country, Wenger seems keen to see him return to international duty as soon as possible. The Frenchman said: “He is starting to jog this week. I would think two to three weeks,” Wenger was quoted as saying by British media on Sunday. .......Read the full article here
The smiles said it all! Arsenal were feeling good about life again. There were all sorts of reasons for that, but it was not looking likely a few weeks ago. Having Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil back on the pitch was clearly a big boost for the Gunners, but it should not detract from the recent upsurge in the form of our smiling assassin Lukas Podolski.
One of our guest articles recently focused on the enigma that is the Prince, and he got it spot on. We the fans have been left baffled by Arsene Wenger and his reluctance to use the German, but then equally surprised when Podolski has been given a chance and fluffed it. .......Read the full article here