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
I saw an article the other day that suggested that the Arsenal players never really believed that they could win the Premier League title this season. I am not too sure about that, but it has been a long time since we won anything and winning is a habit.
It certainly seemed that the Gunners suffered a crisis of confidence once the bells of the new year had rung out, whatever the reason for out fall from the top may be. But time and time again Arsenal have rallied after a setback and it does apear that adversity brings the best out of us. .......Read the full article here
They say that luck evens itself out over the course of a season. If that is true, Arsenal are due to win the lottery in the next few weeks, because nothing else has gone the way of the Gunners this year. I know that lots of Gooners will berate me for going on about this subject again, but yet again lady luck was conspicuously absent at the Emirates today. .......Read the full article here
It is hard for Arsenal fans to get very excited about this game, which a few weeks ago looked like being a major fixture in the Premier League title race. It still is I suppose, but only for the team from Manchester. The truth is though, if the Gunners can somehow drag a decent performance and result from their injury depleted and morale battered squad, it will put us back in the hunt.
Arsene Wenger has reacted to Chamberlain’s recent poor form by dropping the young English midfielder to the bench and has given Lukas Podolski another chance to show that his finishing power can keep him at the Emirates and help the Gunners to pull off a shock. .......Read the full article here
Hold on, wait a minute, Arsenal can still win title!
For the first time in god knows how long, Arsenal are only 6 points off the top of the Premier League with a handful of games left! This opportunity may not come around again if we do not spend whilst the others are spending big around us! Yes we are dependent on the other teams f***ing up, but that does not mean we are doomed, so let’s cut all this negativity and get behind our team! .......Read the full article here
There is little doubt that Arsenal are not really expected to beat Manchester City tomorrow, with Arsenal around 3/1 to take the points and City around even money. For a home game at the Emirates, that just shows you how far we ghave fallen since heading the Premier League for most of the season.
And failure to win the game, as Arsene Wenger well knows, will be the final nail in the coffin of our fading title hopes. So it is hardly surprising to see that some bookies are offering as much as 150/1 for the Gunners to win the league. So maybe Wenger is clutching at straws when he says, in an Arsenal.com report, that Arsenal still hyave a chance. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans, but I am not exactly looking forward to the game this weekend. Man City are looking in worryingly good form since they went out of the Champions League to Barcelona a couple of weeks ago, while the opposite could easily be said of the Gunners.
Bad luck and nerves against Swansea have left Arsenal’s title hopes and confidence in the gutter and there is a real danger of us suffering a fourth calamitous drubbing against our main title rivals. There are some reasons for Arsenal to hope, however. The fact that the kick-off time is not the same early one in which the heavy defeats against Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea occurred and the fact this game is at the Emirates while the others were away from home. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have been told, in no uncertain terms, that they will have to face yet another of their former players next season, unless they open the wallet, release the moths, and give Bacary Sagna the contract he is after.
Any hope that Arsene Wenger and the fans might have had that our French international defender would go abroad and play for a team like Paris Saint-Germain have been squashed flat by the president of Inter Milan, one of the many clubs interested in signing Sagna. Sky Sports report that Erick Thohir has all but given up signing the Arsenal right back, despite having held talks over his transfer, because Sagna will be staying in England and playing for a Premier League club next season. .......Read the full article here
I don’t think that he was specifically talking about Arsenal or aiming his words at Arsene Wenger, but as Manuel Pellegrini gave his post match interview after his Man City side completed the double over United and put themselves firmly in the driving seat in the race for the Premier League title, he might as well have been.
In his interview, reported by Sky Sports, the Chilean spoke about various aspects of his team’s performance, but it was when the reporter asked him about his strikers and about having a squad capable of rotating, that his answer was like a dagger aimed at the heart of Wenger and his bizarre transfer policy. .......Read the full article here
Amidst all the disappointment of Arsenal conceding a last minute own goal against Swansea that saw a hugely promising season finally turn back into the usual struggle to get into the Champions League, there was a glaring positive which did not get the attention it deserved, namely the debut of Kim Kallstrom.
Let’s not mince words here, Arsenal fans, the January transfer window was embarrassing. As if the fans of our rivals did not have enough ammunition, we go and sign an injured player who few people have heard of and who cost us nothing. But Arsene Wenger has not lost his mind(completely) and so I knew that the Prof had gone for the aging Swede for a good reason. .......Read the full article here