I have tried not to write too much about the off-field problems recently experience3d by the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. We don’t really know the details so it would just be speculation anyway. What we do know, however, is that the Frenchman apologised to his family, fans and team-mates and is keen to put things right on the pitch.
Giroud was certainly back with a bang on Saturday, coming off the bench with a super-sub performance and two goals that eased the Gunners’ passage to a Wembley semi-final with Wigan. A Mirror report has also revealed that Giroud is hugely grateful to Arsene Wenger for helping him through this difficult time. .......Read the full article here
For some reason that is yet to be explained, Arsene Wenger has chosen to leave Lukas Podolski out in the cold this season, despite the Arsenal Number 9 scoring six goals in just 8 starts for the club this season, and it looks like the 28 year-old will be leaving the Emirates this summer.
Well according to the Mirror, Wenger has already lined up the Frenchman Loic Remy to replace him at a cut-price of just £8million, which they report as his buy-out clause from Queens Park Rangers. .......Read the full article here
I do not blame the Arsenal fans for being a bit disappointed at times this season about the form of Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud. Put simply, both have not played well enough in some games. BUT let’s give credit where it is due, Gooners, both have been instrumental in helping Arsenal to their best season, so far, in a very long time.
And they were at it again today. If it wasn’t for those two much maligned Gunners, then we all might have been a lot less happy right now. If they can keep putting in shifts like that, then Arsenal really do have a chance of stopping Bore Bourinho and his cheating team of thugs from doing football a disservice. Anyone but them, please…. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Everton – Player Ratings By Twig
A perfect way to go into the game against Bayern. The score was a little flattering to how the game actually played, as until Arteta’s penalty, Everton was really in the game. Hopefully, the result will spur us beyond Chelsea, City and Liverpool in the title chase? A little bit hopeful maybe? So how did the players fare today?
Fabianski (6/10): Didn’t really have much to do today, as the Everton players were limited to bits and pieces. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal went into this crunch FA cup quarter-final on a run of poor form and desperately needing a confidence boost. Arsene Wenger also had the Jack Wilshere injury to cope with and he decided to go for the Arteta-Flamini partnership, with Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right. Yaya Sanogo got the nod again ahead of Olivier Giroud.
The first half was a real end to end battle and Arsenal fans and players got the early breakthrough we really needed. Cazorla showed his class to find Ozil and the German’s finish made all the talk about lack of form seem ridiculous. The Gunners had a few good chances to really take control of the tie but it didn’t quite come off. .......Read the full article here
We all know that Nicklas Bendtner will be leaving Arsenal when his contract is up at the end of the season. Even if he plays some stunning football between now and then, his fate is sealed, but the Denmark international is hoping to do that anyway.
After putting in a decent performance against England last night, the 26-year old striker told ESPN that he is still working hard and hoping to impress Arsene Wenger enough to get more chances on the pitch. Whether he wants to prove himself again in England for his own pride, whether he wants to repay Arsenal for all the years of hefty salary or whether he wants to impress potential new employers, you can work out for yourself. .......Read the full article here
First of all, apart from slight concerns about Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere, Arsenal have not lost any players to long-term injuries picked up on international duty. So with Aaron Ramsey due back very soon, Arsene Wenger will hopefully have an almost full squad for the rest of the season.
There may be a few of the Gunners returning a little disappointed because they did not get to play much, or at all. Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Bacary Sagna and Olivier Giroud all got less than 10 minutes at the end of their respective games, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t get much more. I am a little concerned about Giroud because he seems to need confidence to play well. The others should not be too worried but take it as a sign they need to play really well from now until the summer. .......Read the full article here
Mistakes Wenger has been making by George Gooner
As an Arsenal fan from Nigeria, I am by far not the longest serving Arsenal fan but I came during the good times and I have been surfing and hoping during these long fruitless and bad times. So as every other Gooner I have stopped to think of the things that could have gone wrong and I came up with these debatable reasons. .......Read the full article here
I don’t mind the Arsenal players talking up a good game, by any means. However, it really winds up the fans when they have been saying all the right things before a game, only to fail to produce on the pitch.
One of the worst occasions recently was before the trip to Anfield. The week leading up to that awful performance and the worst defeat of the season saw lots of stories in the media from the likes of Olivier Giroud and Mikel Arteta talking about what an important game it was and how the whole team were determined and focused, so it all sounded a bit daft in hindsight. .......Read the full article here
An article actually worth reading, highlighting two important topics that should be understood. by Kazra
To my fellow Gooners, I have been viewing this website for over a year now whilst reading almost every article posted. I admit some are good but I also admit more often than not, several are of a poor quality. This is my first attempt at writing an article for Just Arsenal so feedback in the comments section would be much appreciated and if people like this, then I may consider doing more! .......Read the full article here
Olivier Giroud gets more tham enough criticism for his performances in big games, but perhaps we now know why he failed to perform in the 6-3 drubbing that Arsenal received at Man City.
The previous report about Giroud entertaining Celia Kay the night before a match pales into insignificance today as the ever-lovable Sunday Sun has alleged today that he was having a sexy romp with another beauty at 3 a.m. of the day Arsenal faced Man City at the Etihad. The anonymous lady also reveals that he begged her to have a threesome with another Arsenal player (what’s that about?). .......Read the full article here
I know that there are some Arsenal fans who are still far from convinced that Olivier Giroud has got what it takes to be a Gunner. They took his recent dip in form as proof of this, while dismissing his comeback performance and two goals against Sunderland. Unfortunately for them, Arsene Wenger picks the team and he seems determined to stick with the former Montpellier man.
But with sackfuls of cash to spend and Nicklas Bendtner surely set to leave the club, Wenger is believed to be in the market for a striker or two in the transfer market. Maybe not though Gooners. Because there are a couple of players already signed up with the Gunners who could provide great competition, cover and support for Giroud. .......Read the full article here