After the Arsenal game against Liverpool and Fabianski’s MOTM performance, many people remarked how very unlucky Fabianski was to be second choice. In most clubs Fabianski is good enough to be first choice, but the player unfortunately finds his chances limited by his fellow countryman who has been one of the best keepers in the league this season. On Wednesday, most people will begin their preferred line-ups starting with “Szcz..”, and probably the manager too, but there are a number of very good reasons why Wenger should persist with Fabianski for
the second game running. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal 2 v 1 Liverpool [FA Cup] Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com
The Gunners were perhaps fortunate to take the lead after two clear-cut chances for Liverpool in the opening quarter, however they controlled parts of the game and opted to invite Liverpool onto them, eventually coming out victors thanks to two well taken goals from the Ox and Podolski.
The German made it interesting for the Gunners when he conceded a needless penalty, but Arsenal held on despite the barrage of Liverpool attacks to qualify for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. That’s at least one more game for the departing Fabianski who was our Man of the Match. .......Read the full article here
When I saw the Arsenal team sheet today, I thought that it would either make Arsene Wenger look like a master tactician or make the Arsenal fans furious for giving up on the FA cup. Sanogo given his debut, Monreal and Jenkinson starting and Fabianski in goal against the same team that battered us just a week ago.
But at halftime, I thought that no matter what the final result, the Arsenal boss had played a blinder. It was vital, of course, not to go behind early again and we nearly did, but the keeper was alert and Sturridge was not as clinical as he might have been with two good chances. .......Read the full article here
If you ask most Arsenal fans and people working in football which of the three competitions that Arsenal are still in offers the best chance of a piece of silverware to finally stop the media and fans of rival clubs banging on about the trophy drought, I think the outcome would be overwhelmingly the FA cup.
With last year’s treble winners Bayern Munich, who are also running away with the Bundesliga and can fully focus on the two games, coming up in the Champions League, Arsenal need to be at their very best and hope Bayern have an off night. But we have to face them with a tiring squad which is missing two of it’s most dangerous players in Walcott and Ramsey. .......Read the full article here
As I’m sure many of you are aware, Arsenal are currently going through the contract situations at the club at the moment and so far according to reports, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, captain (practically) without the armband Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky have all verbally agreed new deals.
However three players that currently elude the Gunners contract sealers are actual club captain Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski. Vermaelen isn’t out of contract at the end of the season but the club has been rumoured to be in discussion with the defensive olayer, whist fellow defender Bacary Sagna has entered the final 5 months of his respective contract. .......Read the full article here
The lights may have gone off at the Emirates but the desire for success burns on! Two goals in each half saw Arsenal endjoy a fantastic 4-0 triumph over an outclassed Coventry City side.
Arsenal made it into the 5th round FA Cup draw after beating Coventry at the Emirates. It was yet another stunning display from the Gunners that really deserved more than four goals, but equal praise should also go to the efforts of tonight’s opponents who really did take the tie to Arsenal despite the outstanding scoreline. .......Read the full article here
As Arsenal were having a bit of a nightmare about a year ago, crashing out of the Capital One cup at Bradford, struggling in the Premier League, Champions League and being eliminated from the FA cup to lower league opposition as well, Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny looked like he would never achieve his early potential. .......Read the full article here
There were literally hundreds of different players linked with a transfer to Arsenal last summer. It has calmed down a bit with Arsenal having signed Mesut Ozil and doing so well this season, but there are still a few different suggestions for players and positions to be strengthened.
One topic I assumed had gone away for now, though, was the need for a keeper to replace or compete with Wojciech Szczesny, but apparently not. A Mirror report claims that Arsene Wenger is seriously considering a transfer bid for Alex McCarthy, currently working between the sticks for Championship side Reading. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal 2 v 0 Tottenham Hotspurs Match Report Infographic by allarsenal.com
Nothing gives a Gooner more pleasure than Arsenal beating Spurs.
A menacing strike from Santi Cazorla after a sumptuous through ball from the brilliant Serge Gnabry handed the Gunners a deserved lead. Tomas Rosicky cemented progression to the next round of the FA Cup after demonstrating his tenacity, dispossessing Danny Rose on halfway and chipping over Lloris in style.
Bradley Cooper (a.k.a Soldado) did his best for the Spuds as did Adebayor (a.k.a Ade-bay-c**t) but the duo failed to muster any more than one shot on target with Vermaelen, Koscielny and Mertesacker all contributing to a clean sheet, not to mention solid outings for Bacary Sagna and Nacho Monreal on their respective flanks. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal and Tottenham both have a few injury problems going into this third round FA cup tie at the Emirates, but it is Spurs who have made the fewer changes to the last side they started with. Unfortunately, Olivier Giroud has not recovered from his illness and does not make the squad and, despite training with the first team yesterday, Mesut Ozil has not made the starting XI. .......Read the full article here
It may well have been a very different story in the summer, when many of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds were about which keeper the Gunners would sign rather than whether they should sign one at all.
Because despite finishing the campaign well, Wojciech Szczesny had not had the best of seasons and it was starting to look as if the Polish international would never achieve the heights his early potential had hinted at. Arsenal did end up signing a keeper of course, but the loan deal bringing Italian stopper Emiliano Viviano to the club was not meant as a serious challenge to Szczesny. .......Read the full article here