In recent years, Arsenal has been subject to much criticism about how the Gunners fear their opponents too much or in some regards give them too much respect. And although I don’t always necessarily agree with this, because in some cases it is true, a pure example being at Old Trafford this season, but more often than not we are outplayed both through tactics and ability. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has conducted himself this season with a calmness and dignity that has not always been so evident, especially when Arsenal have been up against it, like this time last year when Wenger was getting increasingly narky with reporters.
And with Alex Ferguson gone from Manchester United and Wenger and Mourinho declaring that their days of sniping were over, it seemed like the Frenchman was set for a reasonably quiet season. But the Chelsea boss has not been able to help himself, although a lot of his wind-up ploys have been directed towards Manuel Pellegrini. It seems like Wenger has decided to join in, launching digs at both City and Chelsea last week, before they played each other. .......Read the full article here
As an Arsenal fan it feels wrong and a little bit weird to be wanting Chelsea to win, just like last week with Tottenham. But needs must and so the Gunners faithful tonight will have been hoping for a Chelsea win or a draw between them and Manchester City.
They got a 1-0 win, so Man City have lost their first Premier League game at the Etihad this season. I actually think the Chelsea win is better for Arsenal, even though it brings Jose Mourinho to within two points of the Gunners. The reason being that it has stopped City, who were building up a worrying momentum and confidence. They failed to score tonight for the first time in ages and, hopefully, teams like Sunderland and Stoke, who both travel to the Etihad this month, can take heart and use the same tactics as Chelsea did. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans all expected the team tom win against Crystal Palace, which they duly did, in spite of Tony Pulis having his rejuvenated Crystal Palace side set out to frustrate us and play fore a draw. I, for one, was really impressed with the patience and determination that the Gunners showed.
But now comes the really big tests and lots of them. Two games against Liverpool, one against United and a double header with Bayern Munich could still see Arsenal fail to capitalise on the early season promise. So, just as the TV pundits have been gleefully going on about all season, Arsenal could be undone by our, perceived, struggles in the big games. .......Read the full article here
My season prediction – City will be hard to catch! by Gooneristic Truth
It is no secret that the next three months will be the most important in our season at Arsenal. Thus far, we have not quite convinced pundits, critics and some fans enough about our title credentials. We are at that point in the season when many top EPL teams have shed off their early season jitters and are showing intent. .......Read the full article here
It is usually a good sign of how football experts expect a team to do, although of course being sport anything can happen. Anyway, after Arsenal fans had to endure a month of frustration without their Mesut Ozil moment in this January transfer window, I thought I would take a look at what the bookies think of the Gunners and their rivals’ chances of success this season.
This could give a little bit of help to those of you who like a bit of online betting, or simply give you an idea of how likely it is that Arsenal will end up with some silverware this season and put the Gooners all over the world out of their misery after eight long years without a trophy. .......Read the full article here
Well the distraction of the January transfer window is over and Arsenal fans can get back to simply following the team and hoping that this will be the year that sees an end to the trophy drought. Hopefully it will be the big one, but the players are under no illusion about what a difficult task lies ahead of them.
With Man City looking in worryingly good form, Arsenal cannot afford to drop many points in February and Per Mertesacker believes this month could be a make or break one in Arsenal’s quest to become champions of England again, a feat last achieved by the invincibles of 2003-04. .......Read the full article here
After Arsenal slipped up away to Southampton, many fans feared the worst as Chelsea and Man City were poised to push the Gunners back into third. With injury problems mounting and no action as yet in the transfer market, dreams of the title were slipping away.
So after last night’s games and a day or so to get over the disappointment, how are things looking for Arsenal’s hopes. Well, a little bit better and a little bit worse really. The bad news is Man City. If they can continue their form through to the end of the season then Arsenal are playing for second, no matter how much money we spend in January. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal missed a chance last night, there is no doubt about it. A strangely lacklustre first half performance at Southampton put us right up against it and, in the end, we were relieved to have come away with a point. But reading a lot of comments, you would think we had lost and that the season was over. I know it is disappointing but it was just one game and we were up against a very good team away from home. .......Read the full article here
I had better be careful what I say here Arsenal fans. The figures released recently in the Deloitte Football Money League report were picked up by lots of newspapers and websites, with many of the English ones concentrating on the fact that Manchester United have slipped out of the top three and been replaced by the treble winning German club Bayern Munich. Not too surprising really.
What struck me from the report in the Independent was the big increases in revenue conveniently made by two of the clubs that many football fans and the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have expressed concern about, namely Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have announced a deal that has broken records for both organisations, with the financial support being Puma’s biggest investment and Arsenal’s biggest sponsorship deal. While some may choose to focus on the new kit design that will be created for the upcoming 2013/14 season, with some images already released with caution, instead it is the financial factor that needs to be addressed with the most focus because it really does hold a lot of promising signs for the club. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans have been left exasperated at times this season by the offhand way that football pundits on television and in the papers have dismissed the title credentials of the Gunners. But the players and Arsene Wenger do not seem to mind and have just got on with their jobs to great effect.
It seems that former Gunners striker Thierry Henry is being courted by various stations to become a TV pundit, so we might finally get somebody willing to stick up for Arsenal, something he has already done, as reported by the Independent. The Club’s record goal scorer certainly knows what it takes to win things, especially at the sharp end of the team, so his confidence in Arsenal is great to hear. .......Read the full article here