Brilliant News as Arsenal trio sign new contracts! by Ash
It seems to be contracts galore going on at Arsenal at the moment with players signing on the dotted line, left, right and centre. Prior to today, Arsenal had already announced that Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky, two Arsenal fan favourites, had re-signed for the club on new deals, whilst contracts for Ramsey, Cazorla and Wenger were all apparently verbally agreed.
Well now the anticipation of waiting is over, as Arsenal.com have today announced that the Welshman and the Spaniard have been joined by talented youngster Gedion Zelalem and committed to new deals at the club. .......Read the full article here
It has been a somewhat disappointing season for Santi Cazorla. The little Spaniard, who was voted as Player of the Year by the Arsenal fans in his debut season, has not quite managed to hit the same heights this time around. Cazorla has had plenty of problems to contend with, though.
He has had injuries disrupting his season and has had to make way for the club record signing Mesut Ozil, but has struggled to really find his best form. I know it is a little harsh, almost like the criticism that Lionel Messi has been getting this year, but when you set really high standards, that is what you are judged by. .......Read the full article here
With as many as 10 players being unavailable for Sunday’s game at White Hart Lane, the Arsenal boss is facing a bit of a selection headache. One advantage that the Gunners do have is that Tottenham have two days fewer than us to recover and prepare.
However, they can also afford to make a few changes while Arsenal are missing some of their key performers. The worst case scenario for the Gunners is that neither Kieran Gibbs or Nacho Monreal will be ready, meaning club captain Thomas Vermaelen will play at left back. That could be a problem area with the likes of Lennon, Townsend and Walker running at him. .......Read the full article here
Whilst the Bayern Munich team had been warned of Arsenal’s potential before they had to travel to London, it seems as if they had no trouble beating the Gunners with the game going from bad to worse. A 2-0 defeat last month saw Arsenal’s hopes effectively slashed for progression to the next round with the bookies making Arsenal 8/1 outsiders (Check here before choosing an online gambling site). However some optimistic viewpoints will suggest to you that the Gunners are still in a good position to go through. .......Read the full article here
A perfect way to go into the game against Bayern. The score was a little flattering to how the game actually played, as until Arteta’s penalty, Everton was really in the game. Hopefully, the result will spur us beyond Chelsea, City and Liverpool in the title chase? A little bit hopeful maybe? So how did the players fare today?
If anyone involved with Arsenal Football Club was unsure of the wisdom of offering a new contract to a 33-year old midfielder, the performance of Tomas Rosicky against Sunderland on Saturday should have convinced them. Arsene Wenger and the Gunners hierarchy certainly have no doubts, because the new deal for Rosicky is set to be signed anytime now.
The Czech international was brilliant as he interchanged positions with Santi Cazorla and ran the Black Cat’s ragged. And his goal was a thing of beauty, with Rosicky involved in the mesmerising build up as well as providing the deft finish. So nobody was surprised when Wenger revealed, as reported by The Mirror, the agreement to extend his Arsenal career. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are under no illusions about the sixe of the task ahead of them if they are to progress to the next round of the Champions League. Going to the home of the strongest team in Europe, if not the world, needing to score two goals and not concede just to earn an extra 30 minutes is a mountain of Everest proportions.
And the fact that the return leg in Munich comes just three days after the Gunners host Everton in the quarter-final of the FA cup, and face three huge Premier League games against Tottenham, Chelsea and Man City after Bayern, has convinced former Arsenal boss George Graham that the best thing to do would be to forget about Europe. .......Read the full article here
Sanogo has earned a start and Ozil needs a rest By Uche
Hello Gunners. For the first time this season, Arsenal had a really good opportunity to measure our dearly beloved team against the best in the world and they did not disappoint. Many predicted an Arsenal demolition but eleven against eleven, we went toe to toe with the mighty Bayern Munich and made them look ordinary… until we got the red card. What a difference a small crimson card can make. .......Read the full article here
There have been no direct quotes from Arsene Wenger or any of the Arsenal players, yet all the football journalists have been reporting for the last few days that the manager is set to field a weakened Arsenal team today. Apparently Wenger wants to rest a few key players who have been looking a bit tired, because of the big Champions League game against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
I have seen papers with suggested line-ups without Giroud, Ozil, Sagna, Szczesny and Wilshere and looking more like the sort of side the Gunners went for in the Capital One Cup’s early stages, rather than to face Liverpool for a place in the last eight of the FA cup. .......Read the full article here
The revolving door in the Arsenal dressing room continues to spin round as it has done all season. Just when you think that the Gunners team is going to be boosted with the return of a player, they get injured again or someone else drops out.
True to form, Arsene Wenger has been hit with the loss of our Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla, just when his options had been boosted by the availability of steely French midfielder Mathieu Flamini after a three match suspension. So what will that mean to the Arsenal team that will face Liverpool in a crucial FA cup clash at the Emirates on Sunday? .......Read the full article here
Does Ozil deserve to keep his place in the Arsenal side? by Ash
In Arsenal’s previous game against Liverpool, I’m pretty sure that what Mesut Ozil is most remembered for is tripping over the ball rather than any actual football ability and although it has been necessarily wiped, it’s not the only poor show from the Gunners and especially not for Ozil as he has been off form for the large majority of the past few months, with the footballing world only managing to see a few graceful glimpses of what the German has to offer. .......Read the full article here