May 22, 2013 by
The Enigma- Andrei Arshavin by Dan S
Andrei Arshavin’s four and half seasons at Arsenal can be summarised as the following, the first two and half he looked a good signing, then he lost his form, his confidence and then he lost his place in the team – and that was that! Without there ever really being an explanation.
The Russian maestro’s signing in January 2009 was the last time we actually brought someone who gooners were actually aware of. His performances in the 2008 UEFA Cup and European Championships (a tournament his country should have won) had many saying he fitted the Arsene Wenger role. With a style similar to a Robert Pires, Fredrik Ljungberg and Samir Nasri. Arshavin liked to have the license to move around the midfield, popping up in different areas. Arshavin, even in cameos this year, always offered something different, a desire to take on his man. .......Read the full article here
May 21, 2013 by
Thank You Sagna! by Dan S
It was never going to be a world news story like David Beckham, sentimental like saying goodbye to Sir Alex or mentioned in the same breath as Jamie Carragher or Michael Owen’s retirement but there is a high chance that after six solid years Bacary Sagna may very well have played his last game for Arsenal yesterday.
Like Robin Van Persie last year the Frenchmen has been professional to the very last second of the campaign, helping the team achieve our goal of finishing in the top four despite a refusal to sign a new contract. .......Read the full article here
December 19, 2012 by
It is now looking more and more likely that Theo Walcott will be leaving Arsenal as the Gunners manager has made an announcement that he has persuaded FIVE you British players to sign new long term contract extensions at the Emirates, but Theo Walcott was definitely not one of them.
Wenger said: “We are delighted that these five young players have all signed new long-term contracts. The plan is to build a team around a strong basis of young players, in order to get them to develop their talent at the Club. Jack is certainly the best known, the leader of this group – but the other four players are exceptional footballers, and we’re very happy that we could conclude their new deals at the same time. .......Read the full article here
May 27, 2012 by
It is hardly a surprise that Arsenal’s enforced wall of silence surrounding the talks with Robin Van Persie had to be broken sometime, and today it is revealed that the Dutchman wasn’t even interested in listening to any offer Arsenal had to make.
The Daily Mirror has finally convinced (how much was he paid?) a “source” at the Emirates to reveal what happened on that fateful day. It seems that Robin simply stated that he was not convinced that Arsenal could actually challenge for any trophies next season, and unless he was convinced otherwise then he wasn’t even going to consider a new contract. .......Read the full article here