This season is going brilliantly and to criticise it could be considered nit-picking, but in a game where one simple counter attack or one simple pass or a reckless tackle can change the outcome of a game, it does seem appropriate to strive for improvement or in our case – refinement. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans do not expect a lot from Nicklas Bendtner, after years of frustration. Most of us expected the Denmark international to be on his way out of the club this summer and it appears that Bendtner expected the same. But due to the late collapse of Arsene Wrenger’s plans to bring in another front man, the Gunners boss decided he had to keep hold of him. .......Read the full article here
He may have had to play second fiddle in the Arsenal team to Kieran Gibbs so far this season, but the Spanish international left back Nacho Monreal has no regrets about his move to the Emirates on the last day of last season’s January transfer window.
The main reason for that is because Monreal knows he has arrived a top club that is really going places. We always hear about players wanting trophies and, with all due respect to his former club, Malaga have got about as much chance of beating Barcelona and Real Madrid to be La Liga champions, as Luis Suarez has of winning a fair play award. .......Read the full article here
There is no doubt that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board will take the news about the Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala as a clear endorsement of the Gunners way of doing things. Our self-sustaining financial model is hust about the diametric opposite of the way that Anzhi have been doing business since being taken over by the billionaire Suleyman Kerimov less than three years ago.
Wenger will also see it as a sign that the Financial Fair Play rules are starting to have an effect, because that is one of the reasons given by the Russian club for putting the whole team of players up for sale. Ears will have pricked up all over Europe at the news, with three players possibly being of special interest to Premier League sides. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger spoke the words that strike fear and dread into the heart of every Arsenal fan, or anger and frustration at least. The Gunners boss was speaking after the match against Napoli yesterday and was asked about the players that would be leaving the Emirates this summer, supposedly Nicklas Bendtner, Gervinho and Chamakh.
You may or may not be aware but a potential departure from Arsenal of Spanish magician Santi Cazorla has been doing the rounds in Spain over the last few days, suggesting that perhaps there is something that the English media is yet to find out about. However Cazorla has quickly squashed these rumours stating his intentions to stay at Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
I know that some Arsenal fans still think that Nicklas Bendtner has got something to offer, but it is just never going to happen, at least not with us. After loan spells to Sunderland and Juventus failed to earn the Denmark international a transfer away from the Emirates, for one reason or another, it was starting to look like the Gunners would be forced to keep paying his wages until his contract ran out. .......Read the full article here
Santiago Cazorla could be forgiven for being very pleased with his first season as an Arsenal player. Being voted by the fans as the Player of the Year could make you think that you had arrived and were comfortable at your new club, but that’s not the way the Spanish international works.
He is understandably pleased with how the fans took to him straight away, and how well he settled into the Arsenal team. The Gunners way of playing under Wenger suits him perfectly, but he has also had to work hard to get used to the Premier League and he will continue to do so, promising that he will be even better next season. .......Read the full article here
It was never really in doubt, but the official Arsenal website has announced that Santi Cazorla has been voted as the Player of the Season by the Arsenal fans, with a massive 55 percent of the votes. It is just reward for the Spaniard who more than makes up for in ability what he lacks in stature.
It was a fantastic signing by Arsene Wenger shortly before the season started and has also proved to be an absolute bargain. The Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is soon to be in charge at Manchester City, was aghast when the Malaga owners sold Cazorla to the Gunners for less than £15 million and we soon learned why. .......Read the full article here
Rumours over the last week would suggest that Arsenal’s number one Right Back Bacary Sagna is set to leave the club this summer after 6 years with the Gunners. Sagna joined Arsenal back in the season of 2007/08 and has gone on to be named as the best right back in the Premier League over the last few years. However this year he seems to have lost a lot of his well known traits and qualities, which has ultimately meant there are now suggestions Wenger is looking to sell the Frenchman. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger must be fairly confident that he will have no problem holding on to his best Arsenal players this summer. Despite being stung in the past, he seems to be secure in the belief that the Arsenal board will not be tempted to accept a good offer for one of the stars at the Emirates.
Even so, I am not sure it is such a good idea to remind potential suitors just how good Santi Cazorla has been for the Gunners this season. The Spanish international showed his class again on Tuesday by setting up all four goals against Wigan in a Man of the Match performance, but Wenger feels the 28-year old has not got the credit he deserves in England. .......Read the full article here