After back to back wins against both Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund in the Premier League and Champions League respectively, the memories of that sorry night against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup have long since faded. Arsenal have performed to the same impressive standard over the course of the tough three week period which we have had, enduring two defeats which both seem not to matter anymore. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans have got a great reason to look at the Premier League table right now, as it surely is a sight for sore eyes after some painful recent seasons to see the Gunners top of the shop with daylight between us and the chasing pack.
One thing you might also notice is the goals conceded and goal difference, which is a testament to Arsenal’s strength at both ends of the pitch. Only Manchester City have a better goal difference than the Gunners, mainly because of their seven goals against Norwich at the weekend, but we have conceded less than them and a large part of the reason for that is Wojciech Szczesny. .......Read the full article here
You get the impression from Jack Wilshere that he would love for Arsenal to be playing Borussia Dortmund again instead of Crystal Palace this weekend. The 21-year old was clearly disappointed, as were we all, with the result on Tuesday, but it has not even dented his belief Arsenal and their ability to turn the result on it’s head in Germany. .......Read the full article here
Whilst on tour with the Arsenal first team in Asia, Arsenal and England international star striker Theo Walcott has been talking of Arsenal’s title hopes for next season. And the 24 year old is extremely positive and hopeful for the upcoming season, as we look to end what could be a 9 year trophy drought. .......Read the full article here
The Spanish international Santi Cazorla doesn’t seem to have any problems with his own self-confidence, as was clear as soon as he began his Arsenal career last season. Santi slotted right into the Arsenal team as if he had been playing with them for years and was soon orchestrating things from the middle of the pitch. .......Read the full article here
The last two months may point the way to Arsenal success by FD
Although eventually winning the league title at a canter, Man U hardly set the football world alight in the first half of the season. By common consent, they managed to accumulate a healthy number of early points largely because of the generally sub-standard form shown by most of the other Premiership teams. But gradually, by gaining those points, their belief grew and their overall play improved.
In the early years of Arsene Wenger’s reign at Arsenal, the press liked to make fun of the things on the pitch he “didn’t see”. Although it became something of a standing joke, I doubt many Arsenal fans really minded that much.
Over the years, however, I suspect those following the Gunners may have become more than a little concerned about Arsene’s real blind spot. The goalkeeping position. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is well aware of the importance of this weekends game against Manchester United, not only because it will put the Gunners in the driving seat for the Champions League places, but also because it will give Arsene Wenger’s squad a great boost of confidence to launch a challenge for the Premiership title next season.
The Ox likens this game to the Champions League match against Bayern Munich in Germany, and the incredible 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena set the Gunners on a run of six games unbeaten, and he believes a win this weekend would have the same effect. He said: “The win over Bayern Munich last month wasn’t enough to get us to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals, but it was still a massive boost for us as a side,” .......Read the full article here
This weekends game against Norwich is Arsenal’s big chance to finally leapfrog Tottenham and Chelsea into Third Place in the Premier League, and Arsene Wenger will be using all his psychology to galvanise the players to give it their best shot.
Wenger knows that Arsenal have not lost one of the 18 games they have scored in first this season, winning 16 of them, and another quick staert against Norwich will give them the impetus to go on and take the points. .......Read the full article here
This season has hardly been a success for Arsenal’s Ivorian winger Gervinho, who went rapidly downhill after scoring a few goals early in the season, but now Arsene Wenger believes that this weekend’s goal against Swansea could be the start of a great run of form for the Great Foreheaded One.
Wenger thinks that he has now regained the confidence to take on opposing defenders and actually keeping the ball! Wenger said on Arsenal.com: “I know that Gervinho was under a lot of negative pressure because he missed chances and as well because I know how big that win was for us,” .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has expressed his concern about how recent results may have affected his Arsenal players, and is using this lengthy break to try to get some confidence and positivity flowing again. Confidence and form are fragile and elusive, but they are absolutely vital for the last quarter of the season. The Frenchman is obviously having to prepare the team for the away leg against Bayern Munich next Wednesday, but suggests that game is not his main concern at the moment.
“I am not worried about us potentially coming back against Bayern. I am more worried about consequences that could manifest in the heads of our players. .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of Bacary Sagna leaving Arsenal at the end of the season. Since he returned from his injury lay off in October, the 29-year old right back has not rediscovered the form that made Arsene Wenger describe him as the best right back in the Premier league.
After a few games, Gooners started to think that his heart was not in it. With talks about a new contract remaining unresolved, it seemed as if the French international had decided to move on, with PSG being linked with a move for him. The strange thing is, that Wenger would keep selecting him over Carl Jenkinson if he wasn’t giving his all. Sagna spoke yesterday about his form, and admitted his frustration at not playing well, but declared that he was trying his best. .......Read the full article here