About this time last year, the Arsenal fans were about as close to having had enough of Arsene Wenger as they ever have been since the Frenchman took the reins nearly 20 years ago. Not everyone was in it, but the numbers of the `Wenger out` brigade were growing all the time.
Despite not joining the calls for Wenger’s head, I could easily understand the anger and frustration as it looked like nothing was changing for the better and the Gunners seemed to be slipping further from the top every year. As we now know, Arsenal had a storming end to the season, beating Bayern in Munich and overhauling Tottenham, again, to secure Champions League football. .......Read the full article here
As Arsenal go from strength to strength in the Premier League and Champions League campaigns, most of our rivals are struggling to keep pace. Arsenal fans will be on a high today after another win, with great goals and a clean sheet, and there is even more reason to smile when you hear Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen talking up his struggling side’s chances.
Spurs’ early season promise has faded away as the nights have drawn in, so after a humiliating drubbing by Man City last weekend, they now lie a massive 11 points behind the Gunners. And it’s not getting any easier for them, with Man United the opponents today. Another defeat will surely put paid to any realistic hopes they had and will make their chances of even a top four finish look unlikely. .......Read the full article here
It seems to be the hot topic at the minute, and the former Arsenal player Andrey Arshavin has added his own opinion to the the discussion on home fans. After our local rivals’ boss AVB complained about the support, or lack of it, the team often got at White Hart Lane, the way Chelsea fans seemed to completely outsing the home crowd at the Emirates crown during the league cup tie on Tuesday is certainly an issue. .......Read the full article here
A hard fought victory! Every single Gunner giving one hundred percent and leaving everything they had on the pitch saw us beat the Spuds 1-0.
After a shaky couple of minutes at the start, especially with Jenkinson getting skinned by the impressive Chadli early on until he settled and found his feet. Arsenal certainly seemed more comfortable than Spurs as the game moved on, and AVB’s expensive signing Paulhinho looked very slow and out of his depth.
I cannot believe how pessimistic some Arsenal fans are at the minute. I know that the club’s transfer business has been disappointing so far this summer, BUT the window does not close until Monday night as far as I am aware. There are people despairing about the Champions League draw and worrying about how we are going to cope with the new Tottenham signings tomorrow. Well all I can say is, wait until Tuesday. .......Read the full article here
If the rumours are true, then Arsenal have all but agreed the personal terms and transfer fees with Gonzalo Higuain and Real Madrid, so what is the hold up? The Gunners have apparently seen off Juventus, who wanted to pay the Spanish giants something like £2.50 a week for the next 100 years, but there is a hold up.
Real Madrid have no manager, and they are reluctant to complete any transfer business until they have confirmed the replacement for Jose Mourinho. They want Carlo Ancelotti from PSG, and have all but got him, but again there is a hold up. PSG will not let Ancelotti break his contract until they have found a replacement themselves, but they finally seem to have done that, so hopefully everything can go ahead now. .......Read the full article here
If there’s one thing all football followers can be sure of, it’s that the ex spuds, Hammers, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth manager and all-round wide boy Harry Redknapp will seldom pass up an opportunity to big himself up. If he can work in a reference to the precarious league position the spuds found themselves in before he rode in as their salvation, ‘arry can be guaranteed to grasp the opportunity. .......Read the full article here
Tottenham nabbed a last minute winner against Stoke yesterday to keep themselves in with a chance of nicking the last Champions League position from Arsenal, and believe that Wigan are in the perfect frame of mind to cause an upset at the Emirates tomorrow evening.
Wigan may have won the FA Cup, but now they are fighting for their Premiership survival, and the Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas thinks that they are primed and ready for tomorrow. AVB said: “Obviously there is great emotion and motivation going through the Wigan players’ heads at the moment, and we saw the message from Dave Whelan saying they are absolutely focused.” .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s home game against Wigan has now taken on even more importance after the Spuds late winner over Stoke yesterday. The Gunners have dropped below Spurs with just two games to go, so we simply MUST beat Wigan at the Emirates to regain our ascendance to the Champions League.
Once those three points are secured, we will have a free run up at Newcastle on the last day of the season after the Toon beat QPR to ensure their safety from relegation. The Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said yesterday: “I’m very pleased. It was a very important game for this football club. .......Read the full article here
To borrow a phrase from the retiring Alex Ferguson, it really is squeaky bum time for Arsenal. Tottenham got yet another result they barely deserved at Stoke today, which means that the Gunners are now sitting outside the Champions League places in fifth position.
Spurs now have 69 points, two more than Arsenal, so we absolutely must beat Wigan Athletic at the Emirates on Tuesday. It will definitely go to the last day of the season, whatever the result against Wigan. The Gunners have an away game at Newcastle, while their North East rivals Sunderland travel to White Hart Lane. Both of those teams could need a result to guarantee their Premier League safety, depending on how they do today and how Wigan do on Tuesday. .......Read the full article here
All of the Arsenal fans love Wojciech Szczesny and most of us think he has the abilty and potential to be one of the best keepers in the world. Up until a few weeks ago, though, his future at Arsenal looked uncertain after his form tailed off dramatically in a season to forget for the Polish international.
It looked like Arsene Wenger would have to spend at least £10 million of his summer transfer budget on a new number one and there was speculation that Szczesny would leave the club after seven years. Since then, though, he has done everything right, starting with completely distancing himself from his father’s comments about Arsenal and the French manager. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are currently leading the race for the coveted Third Place in the Premiership, which guarantees direct entry into the Group Stages of the Champions League, but after yesterday’s results they are just one point ahead of Chelsea and two ahead of Spurs.
The race is still far from over though as both teams below them have a game in hand, and the Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas believes that his Tottenham team are now in control of their fate once again. .......Read the full article here