It seems that Arsenal are going to face a fight to keep Laurent Koscielny at the club this summer, with the Telegraph reporting this morning that the likes of PSG, Monaco and the mighty Bayern Munich are set to try and persuade him to move onwards and upwards at the end of the season.
They report that Koscielny is the lowest paid centre-back at the Emirates earning a paltry £50,000 a week, and unless the Gunners can give him a massive wage rise then Europe’s elite clubs will be more than willing to pay him what he is obviously worth in today’s climate. .......Read the full article here
Bayern Munich vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted Score by KJ
The team will be feeling pretty happy at the moment considering it was a very good weekend for Arsenal. But they now have to focus on putting out a positive performance in the Allianz like last year to help reignite our season and for us to finish strongly.
This is going to be a herculean task for us to get something out of the game, let alone a win that takes us into the quarter finals. Bayern are ridiculous at the Allianz and routinely demolish teams there. However, I remember reading that Bayern have already lost to Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund this season meaning that they are vulnerable providing your tactics are right and you get extremely lucky. .......Read the full article here
Lets have it right first off, I am a fan of ARSENAL Football Club. I supported this club before the arrival of Mesut Ozil and will support this club well after Ozil has left, so that should keep quiet those guys who bang on about Ozil worshipers etc. .......Read the full article here
Wilshere has announced something that will give all Arsenal fans a sigh of relief after small reports speculated that perhaps Arsenal could lose one of their star players once again this summer. However this time around the player in question, Jack Wilshere was quick to diminish reports stating; “Obviously, I’m flattered. How can you not be? They’re the best team in Europe, but I’m an Arsenal player and I just signed a new deal. So right now all I’m focusing on is the upcoming season.” .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has spoken out ahead of tonight’s crunch Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, knowing the team need to score at least 3 goals to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round.
Bayern defender Daniel van Buyten claimed his side were extremely confident of eliminating Arsenal this week, leading the Arsenal manager to respond by saying: “If I was in your position, I would doubt we can do it as well.
“Bayern has made a big impression in the first game – an impression of authority and security. We have to create the doubt in their mind and that will only come if we believe. .......Read the full article here
I’m sure the only thing going through the mind of all Arsenal fans right now is the second leg of the Champion’s League game against Bayern on Wednesday. In the first leg Bayern completely outplayed us at our own home ground, so it is completely understandable why some fans are feeling pessimistic about our visit to Munich on Wednesday. However, we have to forget what happened in the past and look to the future.
The German winger Lukas Podolski admitted that Arsenal were not really surprised by the quality of Bayern Munich’s game at the Emirates on Tuesday, but he believes that in the second half the Gunners showed that they could compete with them, and he still believes it is possible to get through after the second leg.
“They’ve played a very good season in Germany,” Lukas said on Arsenal.com. “They are a good team and we are not surprised. We must look at our match and our match was not so good in the first half, but better in the second half. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal were thoroughly put in their place last night by an excellent Bayern Munich side, and itis now glaringly obvious that the Gunners can no longer compete at the top table, but (predictably) Arsene Wenger gave his side credit for their “battling” qualities, albeit after they were 2-0 down…..
He said after the game: “We played against a good team who took advantage of every opportunity they created in the first half. We had quite a good start for five minutes. You could see we were a a bit nervous, but Bayern was fully confident and we paid for it. At 2-0 down of course it became very difficult, but we put in a good battle in the second half and came back to 2-1. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has obviously been under a barrage of questions about tonights game against Bayern Munich, especially as the Germans have been in imperious form lately, while Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Blackburn.
Naturally the bookies have Bayern Munich hot favourites to get a result at the Emirates tonight, but with Wenger certain to field a completely different team than Saturday’s XI, he is hopeful that the Gunners still have the quality to get a result at home.
Arsene Wenger is well aware that Arsenal have a tough task on their hands in the Champions league. Bayern Munich were last year’s finalists and probably should have won the trophy, but Chelsea held on with some last ditch defending and won the penalty shoot out. Bayern are storming along in the German Bundesliga, so it is no real surprise that they are favourites to progress to the next round at the expense of the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
In Arsenal’s most recent EPL games, we have struggled to put the ball in our opponents’ net. We could highlight some reasons for this ranging from lack of communication in attack, absence of proven goal poacher. We have a positive however, two successive clean-sheets.
The acquisition of Podolski was great news to Arsenal fans all over the world and so far, he has not disappointed in my opinion. Yes! He may not be entirely consistent and have few off-days, however, you would agree with me that he is a beast on his day. You can expect better services come next season. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal will play host to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, with the winners getting a place in the quarter finals of the FA cup. For Arsenal, with an extremely difficult double header in the Champions league against Bayern Munich, this competition surely represents the best chance of finally adding another piece of silverware to the Emirates’ trophy cabinet.
Arsenal are also involved in the battle for a top four spot in the Premier league and a place in Europe’s top competition next season. Blackburn, however, are in a similar struggle in the championship. They travelled to play-off rivals Brighton last night sitting just four points outside the play-off positions, as they seek to bounce straight back to the Premier league. .......Read the full article here