This would just be the bloody cherry on the cake after the awful transfer window that Arsenal have had so far. Arsene Wenger promised fans a surprise today, which was expected to be Mesut Ozil, but the Real Madrid midfielder appears to have little interest in moving to the Emirates.
According to Breaking News on Marca this morning he has decided he would rather fight for his place at Madrid rather than join Arsenal. They reported: “Mesut Özil has decided to stay at Real Madrid. The German did not want to leave the club despite Florentino Perez having reached an agreement with Arsenal to transfer him for 45 million euros. .......Read the full article here
Rooney to Arsenal? The silly season’s started early by FD
It’s no secret that Wayne Rooney has been less than happy with being little more than a bit-part player in Manchester United’s Premiership-winning side. When he was recently reported as wanting a move away from Old Trafford, the football world must have shrugged and muttered “so what’s new?”
When rumours started to grow that Rooney might be on Arsenal’s wish-list, I dismissed such talk as being even more far-fetched than most of the other transfer speculation centred on the hundreds of supposed Arsenal summer transfer targets. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal went flying into a 1-0 lead after just 2 minutes of yesterday’s game against Man United but a moment of madness from Bacary Sagna gave Robin Van Persie the chance to peg us back and set up a nervous second half.
Arsene Wenger thinks that the penalty ruined the flow of Arsenal’s game. He said: “It was a quality game with a lot of intensity. I believe we were on top in the first half and it was disappointing to concede the equaliser the way we did. Why? Because it put us in a position in the second half where we had to completely open ourselves up and throw everything forward, and sometimes we did that more with energy than technique. .......Read the full article here
Who will Wenger choose as Striker against Man UTD? by Rory
Giroud’s sending off against Fulham was worrying at the time; however looking to our next game (A huge game against Man Utd) the sending off of Giroud could be a benefit to Arsenal.
Giroud’s record is not bad for his first season, however his conversion rate is horrendous, and when I watched him at the Emirates against Everton, it was the first time I realised a professional footballer could sky the ball way over the goal from five yards. It was utterly ridiculous. .......Read the full article here
There was a time earlier in the season, shortly after Arsenal were knocked out of the Capital One cup by Bradford I think, when Arsene Wenger was getting flak from all sides. He had not publicly condemned the players, like Gervinho, that had played so poorly and been criticised for it. Martin Keown explained that Wenger was fiercely loyal to his players, right up to the point when he felt really let down, and then they would find it impossible to get back in his good books. .......Read the full article here
Ok 10 games left! This is what we need to be thinking about now. Yes we would all love a champions league comeback, but as hopeful as we all are, the chances are very low. So for now we need to be looking at our priorities (getting into the Champions League), because If we don’t the board will be even more tight on the money, and will leave us with Gervinho and Squillaci as starting players (It hurts me even joking about that). .......Read the full article here
During these last 3 seasons, Arsenal has been the most irregular team between the top 5 of the Premier league. Apart from the fact that we have not lifted any trophies for now 8 years, we have also not been the best during the big games. Why is this so?
Arsenal’s playing style has always been compared to that of Barcelona, but now everybody is aware of our system and have developed tactics to stop us. Barcelona can still count on legendary Messi and some outstanding players, but Real Madrid and AC Milan has shown us that Barcelona can also lose now. Clearly Arsenal is easier to stop because we do not have players which can bring victory on their own. .......Read the full article here
How to improve the Arsenal – without spending money. by PH
Another season limps to a disappointing close. Maybe we can dig in and snatch 4th position – if not, I suggest we put a bunch of youth team players in to the first round of the Europa League or whatever the tin pot thing is called, get knocked out early, and concentrate on the Premiership and the FA Cup next year. Or maybe, AW and the board are looking up, smelling the roses, and getting ready to buy the top of the range players we need to back up Jack Wilshere. .......Read the full article here
Why Arsenal haven’t won anything in seven years by Ix Techau
Is Arsenal going in the right direction? Since there is so much opinion on whether Wenger should go or not, I compiled some stats on Arsenal’s success since Wenger took over in October 1996 compared to some of their closest rivals; Man utd; Chelsea; Liverpool.
League Champions (3 times)
2004, 2002, 1998,
FA Cup Winners. (4 times)
Charity/Community Shield Winners (4 times) 2004,2002, 1999,1998
Total 11 cups .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of talk and criticism about the BSM march on Saturday, with some Arsenal fans saying that we are fickle supporters and don’t remember the bad days, and to be careful what we wish for as Arsene Wenger has been more successful than anyone else, blah bah blah.
But I think that people are maybe getting supporters’ feelings all wrong. Yes, we all know what Arsene has achieved, but from such a strong position, and possibly the best ever Premier league side, between 2001 and 2005, players have been sold and poorer players have replaced them each time, and so on and on to the quality of players we have now. .......Read the full article here
There are many Arsenal rumours this morning (notably in the Telegraph) saying that Kieran Gibbs has returned to full training and is nearly ready to join the first-team, despite not even making the bench for Saturday’s visit to Old Trafford.
The youngster last played for Arsenal in the away win against West Ham, and Gooners will not be surprised that Arsenal have only one outright win in the five fixtures since he was replaced by Andre Santos, and that was against winless QPR! .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s defeat at Old Trafford has left them nine points behind the new League leaders, and Arsene Wenger admits that they now have a mountain to climb if they are to compete with Man United, Chelsea and Man City in the race for the Premiership title.
He couldn’t give any excuse for Arsenal’s poor showing on Saturday and simply said that they came up against a much better team. “We were poor today defensively I think,”
“There’s no obvious reason for that apart from the fact that we didn’t start well and that Man United have quality up front. They score goals against everybody and were better than us. It’s as simple as that. .......Read the full article here