I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that Arsenal head into a massive game for the club in not exactly the best form or frame of mind. But it could be so much worse for us. If Wigan Athletic had not pulled off a shock result against Man City in the last round, our hopes of finally adding another trophy to the cabinet would be very thin indeed.
As it is, Wigan are no mugs and the Gunners are going to have to play better than we did against Everton to make the final, but our opponents have got their own problems to think about. It sounds strange, but Wigan having won it last year could actually help Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
Just like every other Arsenal fan on the planet, I would love to see Arsene Wenger set down a real marker this summer and splurge a huge portion of his transfer budget on a striker like Edinson Cavani, but in reality I cannot see it happening. That does not mean that there are not some real top quality front men out there and there are two especially I think that Wenger should be going for. .......Read the full article here
One of the best things about Arsenal’s draw with Man City last weekend, apart from stopping the rot and giving the team some confidence back, was seeing Santi Cazorla back to what we know he can do. This season the little Spaniard has been hampered with injuries and getting used to a new role in the team, but he put all that behind him to lead Arsenal to a performance that deserved more than a draw against the champions elect. .......Read the full article here
There has been increasing speculation about whether or not Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract with Arsenal at the end of the season. The Frenchman has hinted that he could call it a day if he feels it is the right time, and a poor finish to this season could make it seem so.
There have also been reports in various papers, including the Mirror, that Wenger could take over as manager of the French national side and, if he did, Arsenal could replace him with former Gunners legend and captain Patrick Vieira. The combative midfielder must have learnt a lot from Wenger in his nine years with us and he seems to be putting it to great use in charge of the Manchester City academy team. .......Read the full article here
Whatever you think about Arsenal drawing with Man City at the weekend, I don’t think many would argue that the players put in a performance full of guts and fight, especially after a week that cannot be forgotten too soon. It may not have been the result the Gunners needed to get themselves back into the race for the Premier League title, but it should have been enough to stop the rot and ensure that the season does not end up a complete disaster. .......Read the full article here
There is little doubt that Arsenal are now fighting to secure a place in the Champions League for next season rather than being crowned champions of England for the first time since the invincibles went a whole season unbeaten. It is not too hard to the main reason for that, as the Gunners have won just six Premier League games in 2014 but why?
Former Liverpool and France manager Gerrard Houllier thinks that you can go back to the second game in January for the reason, because that was the FA cup win over Tottenham in which Theo Walcott suffered an innocuous looking injury that subsequently ruled him out for the rest of the campaign as well as continuing his bad luck in international tournaments with England. .......Read the full article here
It makes a change for anyone to say nice things about Arsenal, especially people who have a connection with any of our rivals, whether as a fan, current or former player or part of the management team. But Manuel Pellegrini has conducted himself with dignity ever since arriving in the Premier League from Spain, so you don’t the usual sort of Mourinho or Fergie rubbish from him. .......Read the full article here
The rumours and speculation about Arsene Wenger leaving his role as manager of Arsenal Football Club are growing all the time. That may not mean it is going to happen, but the media love a story like this more than Wayne Rooney likes grannies and Mars Bars.
If Wenger’s 17 year reign does come to an end in the summer, the Gunners job will surely be one of the most sought after in football, because the new man will not have to do what Wenger did and keep the team in the top four on a miserly budget, he will have some serious cash to splash. .......Read the full article here
It’s all in the mind Arsenal by T.B.
Sometimes you have to take your hat off and say well done everybody! Ok, Arsenal didn’t discover a cure for cancer or create a better world or scale Everest but we played our guts out to get a point against the most expensively gathered side in the land (the champions elect?) who all the critics gave us no chance against. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal 1 v 1 Manchester City Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com
Arsenal finish the season unbeaten at home against the likes of Man City, United, Spuds, Chelsea and Everton but it took plenty of graft against a high tempo City side on Saturday.
Falling behind for their third consecutive game, the Gunners worked hard to equalize and were rewarded with a Mathieu Flamini finish which ended Citeh’s impressive run of clean sheets. He also scored Arsenal 1000th goal in London, the first Premier League club to do so. .......Read the full article here
I could not believe the amount of support that Arsenal fans gave to Paul Scholes after the former Manchester United and England midfielder laid into the Gunners this week. It was an unprovoked and savage assault on the club, players and manager and lots of you said he was right.
Well I wonder if those same fans are as quiet as the ginger nugget is today. Yes he had a point after Chelsea inflicted a third heavy Premier League defeat of the season on us, but it was not a fair and reasonable assessment because he picked the bits he wanted and completely ignored anything that may have gone against his biased and blinkered argument. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans love Santiago Cazorla, with good reason, but not many would disagree that the tricky Spaniard has not had nearly as good a second season as he did last year. An early injury did not help and the arrival of Mesut Ozil meant that he has not played in the same central role as he occupied to such great effect last season.
But now, just when Arsenal need some players to step up and cover for the damaging injury losses of Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey and Walcott, Cazorla seems to have risen to the occasion and found his form. If Arsenal are to come out of this season with a long awaited trophy and hold on to their annual Champions League place, Santi could be the man who makes the difference. .......Read the full article here