Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ
Arsenal’s season has somewhat fallen apart, in the Premier league especially. We are 5 points off Liverpool and 6 points off Chelsea. Even if we manage to beat Manchester City, providing they win their games in hand, they will also be 6 points ahead of us. It is a truly grim situation considering we led the league for at least 4 months. Now we have to win this game to ensure that Everton don’t somehow pip us to 4th. .......Read the full article here
Well, what a rollercoaster that was. Arsenal needed a result tonight, badly, and we nearly got one despite playing badly. Arsene Wenger made an earlier sub than usual, and it was definitely the right move. Lukas Podolski came on to rescue the Gunners with a goal and an assist when we were in serious trouble, but an unlucky last minute goal gave Swansea the draw.
Arsenal started okay but a little nervous and once Wilfried Bony had shocked Arsenal with a goal on their first attack, we made very heavy work of it. Chamberlain was a shadow of the player that put the frighteners on Bayern Munich recently and absolutely nothing was working for Giroud. .......Read the full article here
I am really surprised but hugely relieved at the same time. Arsenal have been handed a double boost ahead of what now looks like a crucial Premier League game against Swansea City. The FA have upheld the Gunners’ appeal for both Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, which will be a huge relief to Arsene Wenger and his injury ravaged team.
The Welsh club come to the Emirates on a terrible run of form, having not won since early February, but after Saturday’s disaster against Chelsea, they were probably fancying their chances, especially as we looked like having no real box-to box midfielder available. So they are probably as surprised as me, and a lot less happy, to see the FA’s decision, as reported by The Express. .......Read the full article here
Amidst all the awful performances by the Arsenal players and the terrible 6-0 defeat to the worst possible manager on the worst possible day, referee Andre Marriner took some of the heat off Arsenal by making a lughably poor decision to send Kieran Gibbs off for handball when it should have been Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
So it is no surprise to hear that Arsenal are appealing the one match ban handed down to Gibbs, but it is more of a surprise to hear that they are appealing against the sending off anyway. I didn’t realise this, but the FA have given Chamberlain the ban he would have received. I didn’t think they could do that after the game if the ref had made a mistake, but they have done. .......Read the full article here
Chelsea 6 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ .......Read the full article here
What can I say Arsenal fans? I for one have had enough of this garbage and an heading for the nearest boozer! And on the landmark day of Arsene Wenger managing the Gunners for the 1000th competitive game. I am more ashamed to be an Arsenal fan than I have ever been.
The only small redeeming factor of that awful first half was that the referee was as bad as Arsenal and sent off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. That probably means that Gibbs will have his red card rescinded and they cannot punish the Ox retrospectively. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal must get the tactics right for Saturday by Neil
I seem to be the only person that has noticed. Samuel Eto’o has been a great player. He only knows one way to play. He hangs on the shoulders of defenders and tries to get in behind. He does get caught offside a lot, and always has. Some may feel that he may not even start, but I’m pretty sure he will. I’m not a fan of Sammy Eto’o and I’ll explain why. .......Read the full article here
With an FA cup semi-final against a side from a lower league, Arsenal have their best chance since the League Cup final of 2011. But nobody is saying much about that final, which Arsenal should have won against Birmingham City and it just makes the players nervous to even consider something like that happening again.
Both former Gunner David Seaman and young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been speaking frankly about just how vital it is for the Gunners to finally get that first trophy since 2005 in the bag. Seaman feels, as reported by the Daily Mail, that it would herald a new era of success for the club and for manager Arsene Wenger, but another failure this season could be just as damaging to both. .......Read the full article here
Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview, line up and predicted score by KJ
The North London Derby is upon us once again and Arsenal have already won two of them whilst conceding no goals. However, this being an away tie at White Hart Lane means we could be in for a tough game with the support behind the home team.
Tottenham though have been poor all season, especially against the big teams,and have been torn apart numerous times. They can’t cope with quick passing and good pressing. They completely fold as they have done against Chelsea last Saturday and to Benfica on Thursday. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger was careful not to heap too much pressure on the Arsenal Player of the Month for February, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, when asked about him in an Arsenal.com report. The boss has been pretty careful with his talented young player ever since he signed him for around £12 million as a promising 17-year old from Southampton but there is ne getting around the fact that the Ox is showing signs of becoming a superstar for the Gunners and for the England national side. .......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
While it is great for Arsenal fans to still have the hope of winning two major trophies at this point in the season, nothing is won yet and the Gunners could still finish another season empty handed. But with a game in hand on Chelsea in the Premier League we are still right in the fight. And the championship side Wigan are all that stands between Arsenal and a Wembley final, where the opponents would be either Hull City or Sheffield United. .......Read the full article here