Why Arsenal fans should be happy with the point, but not the performance
Scrappy and a bit boring to watch, but neither manager will feel too unlucky, by Hiatus
The game itself was lacklustre, and you felt that it required a moment of magic, or for one manager to go for the win. Neither happened. Mourinho was seemingly content to park the bus with the odd substitution of Hazard for Oscar and Torres for Luiz, whilst Wenger refused to make any substitutions to try and freshen up an Arsenal that were sloppy throughout. .......Read the full article here
About last night: A Monday Morning Review – By Xan
Hey what’s up Gunners! What an incredible game eh? I’ve decided that even though I’m still nursing an exceedingly excruciating hangover and blinking profusely due to the whiteness of the Microsoft word blank draft, I’ve considered it necessary to put in writing this article and comment on the game last night. In short, the game was “intense” and one that, even though we didn’t get the win, was indispensable and lesson worthy. And here are my reasons why. .......Read the full article here
With eight wins, two draws and just one defeat in the last 11 Premier League games, it is no surprise that Arsenal are clear favourites in the Betfair Premier League betting to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage tomorrow, so a basic Gunners win will only get you 3/4. However, Fulham have a decent record against Arsenal recently, with three draws and a win against us in the last four games. .......Read the full article here
There were obvious hints in the Arsenal team selection against Everton that Arsene Wenger wanted to boss the midfield with a high work-rate. Arteta, Ramsey and Wilshere have had really low goal and assists stats this season, so it was likely we wouldn’t be getting too much of a goal threat from our midfield. But was this the whole point of the game? Did Wenger want to play for a draw? .......Read the full article here
Tottenham vs Arsenal preview, match line up and score line prediction by KJ
This is arguably the biggest game of the season so far considering not only the rivalry between the two clubs but the context between it. We are 4 points off Tottenham who currently sit in the 4th spot and a win is imperative if we want to apply some real pressure to the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham.
This game is going to be massive. The atmosphere is going to be tense with all fans knowing the enormity of what’s at stake. This will most likely be decided by the team not on form but the team that has the most bottle. There are goals in this for sure. .......Read the full article here
Once again Arsenal made it hard for themselves by conceding early goals in last night’s draw with Liverpool, and Arsene Wenger admitted that his defence was nervous because of the previous misdemeanours in recent games, but he praised the players for the excellent comeback.
He said after the game: “I believe that first of all, it was a great football game where both teams really went for it and you could see that it was top level entertainment overall. We could have lost the game or won the game by three or four goals difference. That shows that we have created many chances going forward, but we were nervous defensively. The two goals we have conceded today have shown that we were nervous from the start at the back, but overall we have shown great quality and tremendous spirit. .......Read the full article here
The ex-Arsenal star Alex Song was surprisingly sold to Barcelona this summer, but is hoping that he is given a chance to return to the Emirates after tomorrow’s Champions League draw, but assures his new team that they will have no problem coming away from Arsenal with a win.
The Cameroon international said yesterday: “Of course I would like to play against Arsenal. For me to go back there, where I had seven magnificent years, would be something very special,”
“If we draw Arsenal I’d be happy to see the fans again and go back to the club, even though if we go there it will be to get the best result possible. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger watched his Arsenal team draw 1-1 at Goodison Park last night despite Theo Walcott giving the Gunners a lead in the very first minute of the game,, but the Frenchman atill thinks that was a fair result against a strong Everton team that haven’t lost at home since April.
“Overall, if I look back at the game, it was one of big physical intensity.” Wenger said. “We had a good start and after that I felt Everton came back. Their direct game was always a threat with Fellaini. We have regrets on the goal we conceded but overall, I believe that 1-1 is a fair result. .......Read the full article here
Not for the first time has the professor got it wrong this season, but now the fans are getting agitated, the football is clearly suffering, what is the best way going forward for Arsenal Football Club.
Footballs all about winning, whoever told you otherwise may have never had the privilege of picking up a trophy, if you don’t think so, ask the owner of our neighbors. Abramovich has been ruthless since he took over Chelsea in 2003, firing his 9th manager in nine years. Behold those 9 years have brought some success, 3 league titles, 4 FA cups, 2 league cups, 2 community shields and of course that one champions league. Now some may disagree with his style of business, in fact Wenger disagrees with it, criticizing the mega rich mogul over the sacking of Di Matteo. .......Read the full article here
It was better than what I was expecting, is how to sum that match up. Given recent form, I wasn’t the only worried gooner expecting to leave without a point, but the Arsenal team delivered a performance that was closer to what we expected. Certainly areas to improve on, but no one can doubt that that was a better performance than what we produced against Man Utd, from a tactical point of view at least. .......Read the full article here
It was just in the 2007/2008 season when Theo Walcott ran the whole length of the field in a quick counter attack from Arsenal before squaring the ball to Emmanuel Adebayor to put the ball in the net for 2-0 Arsenal. Entering the match at San Siro 0-0 on aggregate, a lot of pressure was on Arsenal to come away with a result and they delivered on a night filled with anxiety. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s 2-2 all draw with West Brom in March was among the worst overall displays of the season, with so many players failing to live up to any level of expectation. They were lucky to escape with a draw and the confidence-draining result led them to another draw the very next week against Blackburn.
However, despite there only being seven months between then and now, Roy Hodgson’s men will face such a different team. Of course, every contest is different regardless of the time period between the games but in this case, the challenge really is an incomparable prospect. .......Read the full article here