Flamini is a leader on the pitch! by Ash
Originally expected to be a player of minimal importance to Arsenal, Mathieu Flamini has become invaluable to the Gunners at some parts of this season. His determination, passion and nitty-gritty work rate has inspired Arsenal to victory on more than one occasion. The Frenchman turned 30 yesterday, which led Wenger to talk about how he is different from his first spell.
Flamini has many qualities about him, many of which have just been outlined, however Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to believe the Frenchman’s best attribute is his leadership style play, as reported by Arsenal.com, and the fact that Flamini is happy to do what people call the `dirty work`. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has a few selection issues for his Arsenal team facing what could be one of the most important games of the season. Surely the biggest headache the Frenchman has is what to do now Jack Wilshere became the latest Gunner to be sidelined through injury.
I may be wrong, but I am assuming that neither Kim Kallstrom or Aaron Ramsey will be ready. That means that unless Wenger changes his tried and trusted system, Arsenal will play a more defensive midfielder alongside a more forward thinking or box-to-box player. I am making another assumption here, that Mathieu Flamini will be the defensive one. If he isn’t, I want to know why. .......Read the full article here
How should Arsenal approach the game against Everton? by KJ
Arsenal have another massive game coming up on Saturday and this is arguably the biggest of the season considering what it means. We are in the midst of a dip at the moment and that has seen us drop to 3rd in the Premier League. Usually, we’d go out to Everton here, lose to Bayern before fighting for our lives to stay in the top 4. But, I’m still optimistic this season can be different and that starts with a good win against Everton on Saturday. .......Read the full article here
Why Flamini has been so important this season! by Ash
When Arsenal re-signed Mathieu Flamini it certainly caused an opinion divide between Arsenal fans. The announcement came late in the transfer window and we still hadn’t spent any of the rumoured excess £100 million that was in the bank for transfers. Yaya Sanogo had been our only signing of the summer in which was supposed to be one full of great rejuvenation with players going out and many world class players coming in. .......Read the full article here
The issue of players getting older at Arsenal has been much in the news recently. 33-year old Tomas Rosicky has apparently agreed a new deal, although it is yet to be officially announced, while the question of whether to give Sagna one, two or three years more has been ongoing for at least a year.
Another Gunner on the wrong side of 30 is Mikel Arteta, but the Spaniard has moved to reassure Arsenal fans that he is feeling as good as ever. In fact, he claims to be having the time of his life on the football pitch. As we know, football has changed a lot in recent years, with diet, training, medical and scientific advances all contributing to players being able to keep going much longer than previously. .......Read the full article here
The £42m scapegoat by gameruk
Lets have it right first off, I am a fan of ARSENAL Football Club. I supported this club before the arrival of Mesut Ozil and will support this club well after Ozil has left, so that should keep quiet those guys who bang on about Ozil worshipers etc. .......Read the full article here
On Arsenal season so far by Glenn
I have been one of the Arsenal manager’s biggest critics in recent years because i felt he was more concerned with the board room than the training ground. However I must say that there has been major improvement in the team and he must take credit for that.
When he is focused on football, Arsene Wenger is the best. Per Mertersacker and Mathieu Flamini chewing team mates out is something that we have been missing for years. Our players needed to be made accountable on the pitch and that is happening now. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know if Michael Ballack has any inside information on Arsenal or their German players at all, but my guess would be that he doesn’t. The former Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Germany player claimed on Wednesday night that Mesut Ozil looks lost in the Arsenal team and that it is because he had not been accepted by his team-mates.
I thought at the time it sounded ridiculous and if Mathieu Flamini’s statement in an Arsenal.com report is anything to go by, Ballack was as wide of the mark with his claim as he was with most of his shots while playing in the Premier League. He should remember how hard it is to come from another country in to English football instead of coming up with ill-informed conspiracy theories. .......Read the full article here
First of all Arsenal fans, don’t jump on me for being blindly optimistic. I know that going to the Allianz Arena to overturn a 2-0 defeat is an order about as tall as Per Mertesacker, but am feeling a whole lot more positive about it than this time last year.
Why? Because not only did we win that game by the margin we need this time, but Arsenal showed in the first 35 minutes last night that we can stand up to the German giants and outplay them. So Arsene Wenger’s tactics for the return leg should be fairly straightforward, namely to do the same again except score and don’t get yourself a red card. Flamini said as much in an Arsenal.com report. .......Read the full article here
After Arsenal endured a frustrating Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, when a brilliant start turned into a 2-0 defeat that leaves the Gunners teetering on the brink of another last 16 exit, much of the blame was laid squarely at the feet of the German international Mesut Ozil.
The papers and sports websites have got their teeth right into this story of Mesut Ozil and his drop in form. They are showing pictures of him being berated by Flamini, calling him lazy and suggesting that he is on the way to being the next Andrey Arshavin. And many Arsenal fans are lapping it up. .......Read the full article here
Flamini sees a resemblance within this Arsenal side! by Ash
Arsenal may have gone almost 9 years without a trophy, and 10 since a Premier League title, but according to Mathieu Flamini, although the players may have changed, the mind-set is still the same as it was when he first joined the club at the end of the invincibles season. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Liverpool Preview, line up and predicted score by KJ
This is going to be a very difficult game for Arsenal and comes only a week after losing 5-1 to them at Anfield. They absolutely tore apart our team and we will most likely field a weakened one today as Wenger keeps one eye on the game against Bayern midweek.
We lost against Liverpool because we started slowly and once we conceded, we attempted a gung-ho approach that ultimately cost us dear. This time, providing we can keep the game tight early on, we should have a far better chance at winning this match than we did a week ago. .......Read the full article here