As talk of a new Arsenal contract for Arsene Wenger has begun to emerge, there is a sense of inevitability in Wenger continuing his long stay at the club. Good news. However, if reports are to be believed, this time Wenger won’t be signing a 5 year deal. Bad news. Instead, it will be a 2 and a half year contract, with the Frenchman no doubt determined to end Arsenal’s 9-year run without a trophy before his time is up. .......Read the full article here
Dear Arsenal fans, I was reading an interesting article earlier about how Man City are turning into the new Man United. Ever since the departure of Alex Ferguson, United seemed to have the odds stacked against them. Many are saying they have lost the fear factor they used to beat their opponents with, even before setting a foot on the pitch. Earlier in the season I always thought, being typical United, they would come back strong towards the end of the season, so I reserved judgement. But as we enter into the season’s second half, they look just as weak. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans now have more than one reason to be happy. Our boys are producing exquisite football on the pitch. We go into tough matches wanting very much to win but also knowing that even a loss will still keep us at the top. But the fact that our former captain Robin Van Persie is unhappy at Manchester United is another reason to be happy.
No one wants to remember those nervous days when his future at the Emirates was so uncertain. Will he go…… will he stay…… Finally he left but it was pretty clear to many that he had made up his mind long before. .......Read the full article here
Many people will not agree with this title because of the trophies that Alex Ferguson has won compared to Arsene Wenger. But is it just the trophies won that matter? Fergie is definitely an amazing manager, but after he retired, we find something that Fergie couldn’t achieve during his 26 years in charge of Manchester United.
First, when we think about the Holland national team, what comes to our mind? Yes total football. It was invented by Rinus Michels, a famous Dutch football trainer/coach (who was the coach of both Ajax and the Netherlands national team at the time). Until today, the Dutch still play under his tactical approach but so do many other teams including Man United. .......Read the full article here
Money isn’t everything it seems. Even though Arsenal Football Club has started to flex it’s financial muscles a bit more, as shown by the record signing of Mesut Ozil, it is still a drop in the ocean compared to the big spending of the champions of France, Paris Saint-Germain. So if Arsene Wenger was at all tempted by having a big budget to play with, and a war chest to match anyone’s in every single transfer window, he may well have accepted a move to PSG when they tried again to sign him this summer. .......Read the full article here
The fact that Arsenal were serious contenders for the signature of the England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is a good sign that the club has turned a corner and will no longer rely on finding 17-year old gems from darkest Peru. The actual transfer of Rooney, however, looks to be a dead duck, because Rooney is staying at United it seems. .......Read the full article here
The reported Arsenal target Wayne Rooney is apparently due for showdown talks with his former mentor and new manager at Manchester United David Moyes. This means that the Gunners will soon know whether or not the England international is even available this summer. If he is for sale, however, then the job of signing him has just got a little bit harder, after Real Madrid have decided to join the list of suitors.
The new Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was keen to take Rooney to PSG and he will have a much better chance of getting his target with Madrid’s money and pulling power. The temptation to link up again with his former strike partner Cristiano Ronaldo could be the deciding factor. .......Read the full article here
There seems to be a fairly even split between the Arsenal fans about which of the two main transfer targets should be signed by Arsene Wenger this summer. Assuming that Arsene Wenger has not undergone a complete personality change, the Gunners will not be buying both Wayne Rooney and Gonzalo Higuain in this transfer window, but it is looking more likely that one of them will soon be a Gunner. .......Read the full article here
It was not long ago that Freddie Ljungberg was suggesting that Arsenal should not really have been celebrating so hard after beating Newcastle United on the final day of the season. He was not the only person to suggest that fourth place is no reason to celebrate, for a team with the history of Arsenal at least.
He is right, of course, but he also seems to have realised that in the context of the last eight years and the way the season had gone until the last 10 games, it was understandable. The Swede also feels that Arsenal are over the hard times and have a great platform on which to mount a serious title challenge next season. .......Read the full article here
Nani has been out of favour in the last two seasons at Old Trafford because of contract problems and criticism from Sir Alex Ferguson. He has not been playing regularly for United but he hasn’t been totally frozen out of the club like some players usually are. .......Read the full article here
I sit here on a warm African winter afternoon, my tele switched to ESPN classic. They have a vintage Arsenal game going and im glued as if it were live. Its Highbury….Its Sol Campbell, its Vieira, its Bergkamp, its Thierry… its an Arsenal routing of Manchester United. The fans are in ecstasy, the commentators in awe as the purrr with lavish praise on the impeccable machine that was Arsenal… Im in Arsenal heaven for a moment there.. .......Read the full article here
Why All The Surprise At Wenger’s “Hair-Dryer” Outburst? by FD
There’s been a lot of media talk since Arsenal’s victory over Wigan at the Emirates on Tuesday about the apparent rocket Arsene Wenger delivered to his under-performing players during the half-time interval. Theo Walcott was quoted in the Guardian as saying: “We got a rocket,” .......Read the full article here