Mikel Arteta is a great Arsenal vice-captain. His cool head is a huge asset both on a and off the pitch. He is also a great role model for the other players in the squad, so they will listen to him when he says things, and amidst the growing excitement and confidence, his voice or reason could be useful in keeping everybody’s feet on the ground.
The majority shareholder of Arsenal Football Club is the American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who with his family owns lots of other sports teams in America. His nickname `Silent` Stan is well earned, because we rarely hear anything from him, even on his rare visits to see the Gunners play, but he has recently given an interview and revealed a lot more than usual.
Is this the greatest Arsenal team in years? by Ash
There has been a lot talk over the last few years about how Arsenal have done nothing but decline into the mix of a failing team, a team of past glories and a team that will take its time for a return to success. And this is largely down to the factor that so many top class talents have left our club in the past few seasons.
After Theo Walcott enjoyed his best ever season with Arsenal last time around, expectations were high that he would carry on in the same vein and perhaps do even better this year. Well it hasn’t really happened for the 24-year old forward so far this season, for club or country, and he is starting to take flak again.
Former England, Man United and Man City winger Peter Barnes has claimed in a report in the Express, that Theo’s problem is his desire to be a striker rather than an out-and-out wide man. He also claims that he could make Theo a much better player in no time.
It seems as if it is all about German players at the minute for Arsenal Football Club. The Gunners have four potential stars of the future in the reseves; with 18-year old Serge Gnabry, 20-year old Thomas Eisfled and 16-year old Gedion Zelalem all making good impressions on this summer’s pre-season tour of Asia.The other, 17-year old Leander Siemann, is a pacy central defender who is hoping to impress in the reserves this season.
How I became a football fan by MV
I know that many of you might find this article superfluous and strange, but with the ongoing euphoria that has accompanied the signing of Mesut Özil by Arsenal, I wanted to share my story to fellow Gooners and hopefully show that our great club is moving away from the shadow that it’s been under for the last few years.
Arsenal, Wenger and respect by Dan
In all his years in English football Arsene Wenger has never experienced an opening week to the season like the one he has had to endure in the last 7 days. It’s no longer ‘in Arsene We Trust’ at the Emirates, with the split between the fans based on who should be taking the blame for this disastrous transfer window, the manager or our board?
Should we take a punt on Flamini? by Ash
If you weren’t aware, former Arsenal player Mathieu Flamini has been back with the Gunners in training after the French midfielder was released from his contract by Serie A side AC Milan. Flamini left Arsenal on a free transfer to AC Milan in 2008 after his contract was allowed to run out. There were mixed reports at the time over Flamini’s contract as some believed that he had refused to extend the deal, whilst others suggest Wenger simply didn’t think he was good enough. But I find the latter very hard to believe considering Flamini excelled in his final season as an Arsenal player.
Contracts, “good faith” and Suarez by Jak
Arsenal transfer target Luis Suarez seems to be stuck in the mid-table mediocrity of Liverpool for at least another year, unless something extremely unexpected happens. Why did we bid that £40 Million +1 silly number for Suarez? Why do Suarez and his camp think that he has a release clause at that price?
Because he really thinks he has a release clause. He really believes that if Liverpool did not make it to the CL and if a CL team came calling they would let him go. Or else why write a clause at all?
Has Suarez made us Non- Negotiable? by Dan S
Luis Suarez knew what he was doing earlier this week when he agreed to do an interview with two leading newspapers, his plan was once he had finished talking his position at Liverpool would be untenable, he wanted to leave his club in no doubt that no matter what reception he received in Gerard’s testimonial, whatever advice his captain offers or however much Brendan Rodgers sucks up to him, there would be no change of mind. The conclusion was for the first time in this saga it is safe to say 100 per cent Suarez will never play for Liverpool again.
How so much has changed in 14 years! by Ash
The title may seem a bit random to many, and I’m sure a lot of people will be rummaging through their minds and history books to think about what happened on this day, 14 years ago. Well on the 3rd of August 1999, Arsenal officially signed arguably the greatest player to ever play for the club – Thierry Henry.
Suarez can lift Arsenal to the title? by AH
As I’m sure everyone is aware by now, Arsenal have had two bids declined by Liverpool for their Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. The bids were made public by Liverpool officials after the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Ian Ayre, and John W Henry all decided to publicly express their views on the matter and now after a few weeks of speculation, the professionals are beginning to have their say too as the story heats up.