It seems that the Gunners have been working hard behind the scenes to sort out the future of some of the Arsenal squad who are coming to the end of their current contracts. And it appears that the club has been fairly successful as well. However, it is not all good news.
According to the Daily Mail, our long serving French international Bacary Sagna has not been given the deal that he wanted and is set to move on when his contract expires this summer. I am gutted about this, to be honest and think that Arsenal are making a big mistake. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s mental strength is crumbling down! by Ash
Arsenal have always had physical talent and quality that can do wonders with the ball, even throughout the troubled past 7, 8 years or so. But what we have lacked massively in is mental strength and it has often been the lack of mental strength which has caused our failings over the course of the long running season. .......Read the full article here
There is no time for dwelling! by Ash
Arsenal endured a disappointing night only highlighted by the fantastic atmosphere that was ringing around the Emirates from the first minute till the last. The fans were fantastic but the team was not, in a game that was arguably Arsenal’s toughest of the season so far. Not helped by several opinionated decisions, Arsenal suffered a 2-0 loss to the hands of the German and European Champions Bayern Munich. .......Read the full article here
It appears as though Thomas Vermaelen has had enough. The Arsenal captain has reportedly decided that ce can wait no longer and has told Arsene Wenger that he wants to leave the Emirates in the summer. It is a situation that has been on the cards, and in the papers, for some time now but, if it is true, who should the manager bring in to replace him?
The report in The Express comes from an interview that his agent Alex Kroes gave to the French newspaper Le 10 Sport so it is not just a randomly made up story, although we all know that football agents are not always the most reliable and trustworthy human beings on the planet. .......Read the full article here
Per Mertesacker feeling on edge about Bayern? by Ash
Arsenal and Germany international defender Per Mertesacker has shown the first signs of worrying ahead of Arsenal’s first leg, last 16 Champions League tie against current holders Bayern Munich. Mertesacker has recognised the difficulty of the tie and has affectively warned the Gunners that unless two ‘perfect displays’ are performed within the two legs, then Arsenal should wave goodbye to progression. .......Read the full article here
It is probably hard for Arsenal fans to get too excited about bold statements and promises from the Arsenal players at the minute. That is what we got plenty of in the build up to our dismal drubbing by Liverpool and it was shown up as so much hot air on the pitch.
What the fans and Arsene Wenger want on Wednesday is for the players to do their talking on the pitch, because we have a fantastic chance to bounce straight back and forget about the game at Anfield, but the players need to have a hugely different attitude to that shown all across the team on Saturday. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal first-halves are a major problem by Gooneristic Truth
Is this an I-told-you-so moment or what? For many fans and pundits who have questioned Arsenal’s strength and depth only to be drowned and silenced by aggressive murmurs of disapproval and clicks of ‘dislike’, the Anfield shellacking feels like that long-awaited moment of vindication!
This does not, in any way, mean that the critical Gooners are glad that Arsenal lost the game for the sake of being proven right, but rather the result has rendered a voice to the worst fears they have tried to express. I, for one, felt it was a matter of time before we attained another such disgraceful result after the one against Man City. .......Read the full article here
Liverpool 5 v 1 Arsenal Match Report Infographic by allarsenal.com
A 20 minutes to forget for the Gunners compounded in a gut-wrenching 5-1 romp by Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side.
The Gunners passing was way off when it mattered, while the lack of enthusiasm was frustrating especially considering the strength of the side that played at Anfield.
Arsenal’s backline were all over the show – extremely uncharacteristic from one of the leagues best defences. Koscielny and Mertesacker’s unbeaten run comes to an end, a lack of communication resulting in some easy opportunities for the Reds. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal knew they were in for a tough game with a visit to Anfield, but with Liverpool’s injury problems leaving them with a makeshift back four, confidence was fairly high that the Gunners could control the game, punish their defence and get the vital win.
Until we started to play that is, because it was bloody awful right from the start. Mertesacker was sleeping, lost the ball and then fouled Suarez. We didn’t defend the free kick well and Gerrard’s ball in was met by Skrtel for the opener. We just got worse after that and the goals kept coming, seemingly at will. 4-0 down at halftime and the Gunners had showed no signs of improvement.Not one player was playing well, not one! We were lucky to have nil. .......Read the full article here
Do Arsenal have the best central defence in the Premier League? by Ash
Arsenal have come under a lot of criticism in recent years about the team’s defensive qualities as well as the defence itself. It has arguably never been completely stable since the glory days almost 10 years ago, with the likes of Kolo Toure, Phillipe Senderos, William Gallas and Johan Djourou all having a shot in the side. .......Read the full article here
Mertesacker ready for the challenge ahead! by Ash
Per Mertesacker has been a revelation for Arsenal on the pitch this season and has arguably become the club’s best central defender of the season ahead of Laurent Koscielny and certainly Thomas Vermaelen. And if Arsenal are to achieve some silverware this season, our BFG is going to be a major factor. .......Read the full article here
A lot is riding on the Arsenal defence keeping up their brilliant performances for the rest of the season, especially as we head into a particularly tricky and important few weeks. Crucial games in the Premier League, FA cup and Champions League are likely to put that defence to a big test, but there are plenty of reasons for the Arsenal fans to feel confidence. .......Read the full article here