Tag Archives: Clichy

Arsenal to hold last-chance contract talks with Sagna

Come on Arsenal, sharpen your pencils, get your act together and this time make it count. One of the longest running contract sagas, complete with `will-he-stay-or-will-he-go` stories and clubs all over Europe being linked, could be finally coming to an end and so we should soon know whether Bacary Sagna will still be a Gunner next year or not.

According to the Daily Mail, the 31-year old French international is set to have a final round of talks with Arsenal about a new contract. And if they don’t go well, that could be that. Arsenal are well aware of what the defender wants, it is just a matter of giving it to him. Simples, no?

Is Gibbs close to being one of best Arsenal players?

Does Gibbs get the recognition he deserves? by Ash

Kieran Gibbs has come a long way over the past five years or so, having turned from a poor Artsenal winger, to a soon to be world class left back! Gibbs didn’t actually come through the youth ranks at Arsenal like many perceive, because the left back in fact joined the Gunners upon closure of his original team AFC Wimbledon. He went straight into the Arsenal reserves and there was no doubt that he held quality and potential in him, despite performing as a winger.

Arsenal MUST balance between stability and stagnation

When Arsene Wenger praised the current Arsenal squad recently, lots of Arsenal fans were furious because they took it to mean that he would not be signing any big name players again.If that really is the case, I will be as furious as anyone, but I an still fairly hopeful that Wenger is just as aware as us that the Gunners needs to add some quality in order to compete with the best clubs again.

Arsenal and the Left Back dilemma

Gibbs’ Arsenal progress could be under threat by Stefan

Ignacio Monreal was Arsenal’s only signing in January 2013 and he went on to play for the rest of the season. He was credited with good performances and hailed as a good buy by everybody in the footballing world. He is a good player for Arsenal but the only concern about him I have is, will he stop the growth of Kieran Gibbs as a player?

Bloody Hell! Even Nicklas Bendtner got a trophy for doing nothing!

It’s been hard for Arsenal fans in the last few years watching our ex-players leaving the Emirates in search of trophies (or money!). It was nice to see Nasri’s face yesterday after yesterday’s Cup Final defeat, but he did win a Premiership medal last season, even if it was just by the skin of his teeth….

We all cannot ignore the fact that Van Persie has just won the Premiership in his first year away from Arsenal and Fabregas of course has won a La Liga title in Spain, Clichy joined Nasri at City, and our old friend Emmanuel Adebayor won the Cops Del Rey with Real Madrid, but now I have just heard that bloody Nicklas Bendtner has won a Serie A winners medal while on loan at Juventus!

African players at Arsenal Part2

With the African Cup of Nations about to begin, we are running a series of articles looking at the role that African players have had at Arsenal. by Ed Dove

Armand Traoré – Senegal, 2006-2011, 30 games, 0 goals

Much was expected of Armand Traoré when the young left-sided player signed for Arsenal in 2006. Almost deer-like in his movement and stature, the youngster impressed with expert control and scintillating pace. Always looking to attack and develop the play, Arsenal’s youth sides benefited from having such a proactive figure at left back, bringing others into the game, and developing the Gunners’ method.

Walcott will get real test today as Arsenal striker

Even if Theo Walcott does not play as the central striker for Arsenal against Manchester City today, a lot of the expectation for scoring goals will be on his young shoulders. With the jury still out on whether he can make it as an out and out front man for the Gunners, people will be watching him closely today to see how he fares against the better teams in the Premier league.

Mike K- Can Wenger really solve Arsenal’s problems?

As the season moves forward with the up and down drama that a Premier League season promises, Arsenal have struggled to find their feet and with so many notably poor performances against the less favoured sides in the league questions must be raised about the attitude of the current squad.

Arsene Wenger is under pressure to deliver and now faces a task of steadying the sinking ship that is Arsenal Football club. The boss is struggling and, due to his stubborn nature, he refuses to face the cold truth about himself and his weak squad. Arsenal lack quality in various positions and more worrying they lack competition all over the pitch. It has meant senior players like Vermaelen and Sagna have kept their place in the team whilst their performances haven’t been up to standard and the boss is lacking suitable cover.

Former player Clichy praises Wenger and Arsenal

Gael Clichy spent eight seasons at Arsenal under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger before moving to Manchester City last July. He does not occupy the same pantomime villain role as Samir Nasri or Ashley Cole, however, because he is not gloating and disrespectful like those two. He seems to appreciate what Arsenal and Wenger did for him and his career.

Two weeks ago at the Etihad stadium, the tunnel camera showed Wenger going past Clichy without acknowledging him and much was made of it in the press. Clichy denies that there is any rift or bad feeling however, stating that his response of ” it’s only been
nine years,” was just a joke to his friend Joleon Lescott.

Arsenal and Gibbs Benefit from injury free spell

You could have forgiven the Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs for becoming disillusioned and thinking that he was never going to see his career as a Gunner take off. Arsenal fans may also have started to think that Gibbs was one of those players who always seems to be getting injured but, so far this season, it seems like he may finally cement his place as first choice left back.

There are consequences when you leave Arsenal

Feel sorry for Wenger by AS

Some fans loyal to Arsenal Football Club will be fervently hoping the last couple of days have been a really bad nightmare, most probably caused by something you ate. They’ll be hoping that Robin van Persie has not borrowed Fabio da Silva’s number 20 jersey at Manchester United. Others will fervently hope that the injuries the Dutchman suffered at Arsenal come back to haunt him.

Whatever the reaction suffered by Arsenal fans, I’m sure you’re all feeling sorry for yourselves. You’ve seen a man who was in such scintillating form last season he made Batman look like his sidekick.

Why Arsenal Fans should be THANKFUL to Man City!

Manchester City – The Arsenal Bank by CS

Are Arsenal fans being a bit ‘too harsh’ on Manchester City Football Club? NO, not at all comes the torrent of replies, ‘They keep taking our ‘Best’ Players?, They treat us like a ‘Feeder Club’.

Manchester City’s Transfer Tactics, and public statements on ‘wanting’ our players, especially in the case of $amir Na$ri last summer, WERE totally unprofessional and disrespectful, and made Arsene Wenger particularly angry – but unfortunately, that’s the way ‘Unprofessional Clubs’ Operate, AND, on the face of it there ‘seems’ to be a lot of truth in those perceived responses given above.