Wenger Knows……What? by BN
After yesterday’s dire performance, yet another one this season, for me it’s time for change, I want Arsene out.
You must question his motivational skills for the team to continually start games as slow as we do . We need to get into teams from the first whistle put them under pressure make them scared to come to the Emirates, but we tap the ball around from side to side with no threat or penetration and allow visiting teams to settle their nerves and enjoy their surroundings. .......Read the full article here
Whose beloved Arsenal is under attack and from where? by TN
Those that support the current ‘Status Quo’ believe they are under attack from a small but vocal minority. Whereas, those calling for change believe change is the only answer to the current demise of their Arsenal. So I pose the question, are the Internet and airways being “taken over” by a minority of Arsenal fans calling for change? .......Read the full article here
Diaby says he is Arsenal’s Yaya Toure not Alex Song by AM
Abou Diaby has hogged the limelight with his superlative performance against Liverpool. Following Alex Song’s departure to Barcelona, there were questions about who is going to take up the role vacated by him. Diaby says that Coquelin and Arteta are the ones who will step into Song’s shoes, while he will be Arsenal’s Yaya Toure. The Frenchman said – “In our teams, Yaya Toure and me have similar roles. I am not Alex Song. We have many players who can take his place like Francis Coquelin or Mikel Arteta, who likes to play deep. I want to get forward – that’s me. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson is really looking forward to going to Anfield this weekend, and believes that despite failing to score in the first two games of the season, Arsenal will be able to take advantage of a more open game to grab all three points.
“Anfield is always a great place to play football, we’re all looking forward to it and we’re going for the three points,” Jenkinson said. “I was only on the bench last year, but the atmosphere and the stadium itself make it a special place. .......Read the full article here
Balotelli gets away with it! by KJ
Some shocking news has filtered its way onto twitter. Mario Balotelli will not receive any retrospective action after his horrific tackle on Alex Song during the 1-0 win against Man City at the Emirates. According to the FA, an official saw the incident and decided it was not worth producing a card and hence did not communicate it to Martin Atkinson (providing he wasn’t the actual official who saw it). .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal must score an away goal when they visit AC Milan on Wednesday to make it easier to qualify for the next round.
He said: “You always have to push for a goal when you play away in the first leg because it gives you a cushion for the second leg,”.
“We will try to score, of course – we always do. The system rewards the audacious away from home.
“The way it is with the away goal, you have to be focused to score and therefore it is important that you play your game.” .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger is feeling much more confident this season than when Arsenal faced Barcelona in last year’s Champions League Quarter-Finals. The Gunners only managed to come back to earn a draw at the Emirates last time, but Wenger is confident that he has a substantially stronger side this time around.
“I personally believe we go into the Barcelona game in better shape than last year.” Wenger said. “We had so many uncertainties last season – Robin [van Persie] was injured, William Gallas went off in the first game, Andrey Arshavin went off after 27 minutes, we had no Alex Song or Fábregas in the second game … The team, for me, had less confidence and we have matured since then. We can certainly compete technically better with them. It will be interesting to see whether we play with belief.” .......Read the full article here