It was not long ago that Arsenal fans spent more time in any transfer window worrying about which players we were in danger of losing rather than dreaming about the quality players that Arsene Wenger might bring into the club. It seems like that time is now over though, especially with the club having flexed it’s financial muscles to bring in Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
So on the face of it, the Mirror report claiming that German giants Borussia Dortmund might be preparing to try and poach young Serge Gnabry from Arsenal should not be anything to worry about, or should it? Gnabry is German himself and must be well aware of the fantastic stadium and support that Dortmund have. .......Read the full article here
We have already heard Jurgen Klopp say that Arsenal are contenders to win the Champions League, after the Gunners outplayed his Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates before grabbing a hard fought win in Germany. Klopp is a good person to ask as well, having steered his team to last tear’s final and been unlucky to lose to Bayern Munich.
It is arguably the hardest competition to win, although it is not as relentlessly testing as the Premier League, because of the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG and more to have to get past. But I think that Arsenal could really do it this season. .......Read the full article here
At the back of Arsenal’s historic victory in Western Germany, the Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp showered praises on the Gunners side and spoke highly of their trophy credentials for this season, even going on to say that the North London giants are very much capable of going all the way in this season’s Champions League. .......Read the full article here
What are the chances of Klopp being the next Arsenal manager? by Ash
After a very impressive 2-0 win against Liverpool at the weekend to keep our Premier League title challenge fully underway, Arsenal return to Champions League action this week, in the hope of getting this competition back on track after a small falter in the previous round.
So far Arsenal have won two and lost one, with the single loss in Europe’s biggest club competition coming against German super club Borussia Dortmund, the team we also face this week in the return fixture in Germany. Their manager, Jürgen Klopp, is a young professional who is respected as being a very talented and tacticallyastute manager, having taken Dortmund to new heights under his control. .......Read the full article here
It seems as though the Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is keen on some payback ahead of the Gunners’ vital Champions League encounter against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. In a recent interview, the German international claimed that the defeat ‘annoyed’ him and that he is determined to set things right when the Gunners travel to his homeland.
The two games between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund look set to determine who comes out of the hardest of all the Champions League games on top. Arsene Wenger and his players still have an away game at Napoli and the visit of Marseille to the Emirates, but as we have already beaten both of those sides, and because Dortmund were the runners up last season, the next two games will probably be key. .......Read the full article here
Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klopp have proved that they know what it takes to win, so it is great to hear their thoughts on Arsenal. Both managers have been talking about the Gunners, and they are seriously impressed by what they have seen so far this season. So much so that both men have declared that Arsenal have a great chance of winning the Premier League or the Champions League this season. .......Read the full article here
The Champions League continues to be cruel to us. When we got Fenerbache in the qualifying I was worried, but that was nothing. We swept them aside like a non-league team, but picked up injuries and then Uefa threw them out anyway. Now we face three clubs in the group stage who could all beat us on a good day and leave us bottom of the group with no points. .......Read the full article here
Aaahhh, you could hardly have picked a worse bunch of teams for Arsenal to get picked with in the Champions League group stages. After stuffing us by making us play against Fenerbahce before kicking them out of the tournament, UEFA did us no favours again with today’s draw.
Borussia Dortmund were somehow seeded in pot three and, you guessed it, we got the short straw. Jurgen Klopp’s team was unlucky to lose the final to Bayern Munich last season, but then again we were the only team to beat the treble winners at the Allianz Arena, so we shouldn’t panic. Those two games should be fantastic viewing, but they will be tough. Dortmund have lost a couple of top players, but they still have a great side. .......Read the full article here
The Champions League group stage draw is made later today and, as usual, there are teams we would prefer and teams we would like to avoid, but is there really anything for Arsenal to worry about? The Gunners may not have won a trophy for eight years or really challenged for the Premier League title for about five years, but we are past masters in Europe. .......Read the full article here
Former Arsenal player and now TV pundit Alan Smith has been talking to the media about the current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and he believes the Frenchman should go at the end of the season if the club once again fails to pick up silverware. .......Read the full article here
Constant reports over the last few weeks have pointed out that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being lined up by mega rich Paris Saint-Germain as their main managerial target for next season. Having secured Laurent Blanc as the new French Champions’ manager, we know we are safe in keeping Wenger for this upcoming season at least but with just 12 months remaining on his Arsenal contract we cannot be certain about his future any further. .......Read the full article here