Arsene Wenger was in bullish mood after seeing his side force a winner over Aston Villa five minutes before the end of Saturdays game, and he is hoping that Arsenal can keep this fighting spirit right ’til he end of the season.
Tottenham and Chelsea are both now much closer to Arsenal and Wenger believes it will be a three-way fight for the two remaining Champions Places below the two Manchester clubs. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has seen his Arsenal team lose to both Manchester City and Chelsea in the last two weeks, and now admits that the Top Three are now pulling away from the chasing pack, but remembering last years end-of-season rally, he is hopeful that the Gunners can overtake their Archrivals Tottenham for Fourth Place.
He said: “It gives me confidence but it is also frustrating as we don’t want to be in this position,”
“We want to challenge for the championship and therefore now until the end of the season we really have to stand up and show our strength and character. .......Read the full article here
Adam Kemp – At least I’m consistent unlike the Arsenal!
Many of you love to ask me ‘why do you never write anything when we win?’ Well if we won on a consistent basis and actually played the old Arsenal way I may just do that! After the apparent 5 – 2 demolition of Spurs last weekend and the midweek win over Montpellier I bet you were all really excited. To be honest that win over Spurs was only achievable due to the sending off of Adebarndoor! If he was not dismissed then the result probably would have been different! Against Montpellier we were flat and got some luck with the goals. Giroud had a good game creating the goals and to be honest he was again the only player who was any decent today! .......Read the full article here
The Tottenham (and ex-Arsenal) defender William Gallas is convinced that Tottenham can win the race for fourth place in the Premiership this season and thinks that the brilliant away win at Manchester United has given Villas-Boas’ side the belief that they can take all three points away from the Emirates next Saturday.
Tottenham got massacred 5-2 in last season’s visit but Gallas thinks that they will be a much harder team to beat this time around, and are keen to prove it. “All the fans and people who watch football are very excited to know who will finish fourth.” Gallas said. .......Read the full article here
The ex-Gunners manager George Graham is upset that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board refuse to go that extra mile to actually win a real trophy rather than just aiming to qualify for the Champions League, and even then don’t expect to get past the quarter-finals!
Arsenal are currently odds-on in the Premier League betting to finish in the top four, which may change if the Gunners fail to beat Spurs next weekend, but Graham thinks they should be aiming higher than that. “The problem with Arsenal is their objective is to finish in the top four rather than aiming to win the Premier League title,” Graham said. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal Chief executive Ivan Gazidis says that the board understands that the fans are not very happy with the way things have gone this season, but he asks the disgruntled portion of the crowd to put aside their concerns for now and cheer the Gunners on to win the coveted Fourth Place in the Premiership.
Gazidis said today: “We hear the noise, we understand the concern of the fans, we know that there are issues, we know we’re not where we want to be. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans could cost the team 4th place. by KJ
Last week has been one of the hardest as an Arsenal fan for me personally. Not because we lost but because of the way we did. The team looked gutless at times and there was no drive or passion. As a result from such performances we have been kicked out of the FA cup as well as having the slimmest chance of getting past Milan at the Emirates. It has been difficult with such results but I must implore Arsenal fans to remain calm and support our team. We still have the opportunity of qualifying for Champions league once again if we can manage to hold onto 4th place. Some may say that these are of the lowest ambitions as an Arsenal fan but what can we do now? .......Read the full article here
This game was definitely a big one for Arsenal. This would set the tone for a monumental season-defining week for the Gunners. There was a lot of build up to the game simply because of its magnitude as well this fixture occurring twice in two weeks.
The first half saw good possession by the Gunners but nothing really to show for it. There was two penalty claims for Sunderland but were both waved off by the referee, fortunately for Arsenal. The game ended at halftime at 0-0 and it looked like a stalemate. This game was against a good organised Sunderland side whose recent form was one of the best in the league. It would take something special to win this game (and it definitely was!) but I’ll save that surprise until later. .......Read the full article here
4th, 4th, 3rd, 4th, 3rd, 4th. Our league standings from seasons 2005/2006 to 2009/2010.
Mediocre results. No titles for the past 6 years. Bereft of glory, unlike our rivals United or Chelsea. Enduring problems at the back. The question will have been posed to all Arsenal fans worldwide. Does the problem lie with the boss? Should Arsene leave?
The position “Manager” of Arsenal Football Club has been stable with Arsene Wenger for about 14 years now. He started off brilliantly. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not too unhappy with the way this season has ended, and feels that his team are gradually improving every year.
“I feel we have made huge steps forward this year compared to last year and the year before that.” Wenger said.
“We are not far away. We were fighting for the Championship and missed the key moments against Barcelona to knock them out of the Champions League quarter-final.
“I know we have to answer the demands of the people. But this year I feel we have appeased our fans a lot. We have always shown a great attitude, a great response when needed. .......Read the full article here