Arsenal set to sign another Barca wonderkid! by Ash
It’s a well-known fact that Arsenal have one of the best youth academies in Europe and although it shouldn’t be confused with the fact that we produce lots of quality players, in fact the majority come through the ranks after joining from another club early in their development. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s squad seems to be getting weaker and weaker by the day as today we have sent Ignasi Miquel out on loan to Championship side Leicester City. He is the 3rd player to be loaned out from the club this summer, also joining a whole host of players to go through the exit door and this major overhaul at the club doesn’t seem as promising as we all thought. .......Read the full article here
I am sure all of us at one point or another, or constantly for that matter, have fantasized about being Arsenal’s manager. I know I always choose Arsenal in my Football Manager campaigns. So this post is about being in charge instead of being frustrated on the sidelines, for one brief moment having the power to spend this legendary 70 million transfer kitty and decide on the lives of footballers. What would I do?
Having conceded two goals in each of the Emirates cup games, the Arsenal defence is under the microscope again, as it was for much of last season. Arsene Wenger has spoken about the need for more defensive stability, but also suggested that the fitness of the players was a big reason for the Galatasaray goals, and that should not be a problem when the Premier League season starts in less than two weeks.
“We had a vet good first half where we controlled the game,” said Wenger. “In the second half we dropped dramatically, surprisingly as well for some players. .......Read the full article here
Before tempers run any higher, I will like to remind us all that the results of Arsenal’s games against Napoli and Galatasaray in the just concluded Emirates cup, do not reflect the true strength of our first team. The results are disappointing for sure. Defeat is always disappointing, but when you look at the context and the idea behind pre-season games, you will quickly realize that these are essentially training exercises designed to prepare the players for the new league season and to enable the manager to assess his youth players. .......Read the full article here
The Emirates cup is over and Arsenal have just one more game before the Premier League season kicks off with the visit of Aston Villa. In the space of 10 days, the Gunners also travel to Fulham and have to get past the two legs of the Champions League play-off. One thing the Emirates cup proved was that Arsenal need some more players, although most of us have known that for a while. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have been filling their boots so far on this tour of Asia, with seven goals in each of the first two games, but the idea is to build up to the start of the season, so it will be better to get a tougher test today, and I am sure that the Japanese side Nagoya Grampus will provide it. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger made quite a few changes to the starting line up for the second Arsenal game of the pre-season tour of Asia against Vietnam. With concerns that the back problem could keep club captain out of the Gunners for quite an extended period at the start of the season, Wenger gave Sagna another chance to show what he can do in central defence.
Vietnam vs Arsenal preview, line up and score prediction by KJ
Arsenal got off to a brilliant start on their Asia tour with a 7 – 0 drubbing of the Indonesia dream team. It was a fairly tame affair and we never got out of second gear (understandably). .......Read the full article here
Indonesia Dream Team vs Arsenal preview, predicted line up and score line prediction by KJ
It’s been a long, tiresome two months since we last saw the Arsenal play but we are finally back and this time it’s the first of four pre-season matches we’ll play on our tour of Asia.
We’ve taken a solid 24-man squad with the exclusion of our two Spaniards (who are recuperating from the Confederations Cup), Vermaelen (for a back injury), Gervinho (illness apparently but we all know it’s because he’s looking to leave the club) and finally Sanogo (who was playing for France in the U20 World Cup which they also just won). Some notable inclusions are German youngsters Gnabry and the highly rated Zelalem. We also take one of our best players this year for the U21s in Chuba Akpom. .......Read the full article here
A big part of Arsene Wenger’s philosophy at Arsenal involves bringing on talented young players, and he has certainly had a fair amount of success in that area. It has been a while since a young player broke through from the academy and stamped his authority on the first team, and it is high time that somebody did.
The pre-season games are an ideal opportunity for the young players involved to stake a claim for the season to come. The current tour of Asia gives these aspiring talents the perfect stage on which to shine, especially as there are a number of regular players missing through injury, illness or extended holidays. .......Read the full article here
It was reported that the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen was going to miss the Gunners’ tour of Asia because of a back injury, which is bad news for the club’s pre-season preparations, and even worse news for the Belgium international. Vermaelen, as we know, has his work cut out getting a starting place ahead of the central defensive partnership that finished last season.
Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny were meaner than Scotland’s biggest miser and tighter than the seal on nuclear submarine in the last 10 games of the season, after Vermaelen was dropped by Arsene Wenger after a poor run of form. There have been rumours that he might leave and, although they seem to have stopped, he will not be too happy to spend most of next season sitting on the bench. .......Read the full article here