It looks like Lukas Podolski is finally set to get a good run of games for Arsenal and a chance to stake his claim for more regular starts in the side. Arsene Wenger pretty much has to play the German striker because there is no one else left to fill the role.
21-year old Ryo Miyaichi was stretchered off the pitch yesterday during the Arsenal under 21 Premier League cup semi-final against Reading. The misery was then compounded by losing the game 3-1 in extra time. To be honest, the Japanese winger was not having a very good game and was not exactly giving Wenger a selection headache anyway. .......Read the full article here
While Arsenal are overwhelmed with midfield talents in good form, one man that is often forgotten and left behind is the Japanese youngster Ryo Miayichi, who despite his lack of game time is a very exciting prospect. Miyaichi joined the club as a January addition a few years back and made an instant impact in European football. Not with Arsenal, though, but instead Dutch side Feyenoord. .......Read the full article here
It seems that a lot of people have forgotten about how many injuries Arsenal have had to cope with, pretty much from the start of the season. In recent weeks, Arsene Wenger has been forced to experiment with central midfielders like Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky playing in wide areas, because he had little option.
Ryo Miyaichi proved on Tuesday that he is not yet ready to start an important game for the Gunners, although I don’t agree with the people claiming that he is never going to be good enough after one poor game. Unfortunately, our young German star was unavailable for the league cup game due to a light knock, but according to Physioroom.com, he should be available to play against Liverpool and, in my opinion, his inclusion is a no-brainer. .......Read the full article here
Watching yesterday’s game against Chelsea was like watching a re-run of Friends or Seinfeld on the comedy channel, and you know what happens with re-runs? There are no alternate endings. What you saw before is what you will see again. And it was exactly the same playing Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s Miyaichi wants to develop with the help of Ozil! by Ash
Ryo Miyaichi and Mesut Ozil may be on totally different ends of the footballing spectrum, with one being a world class superstar and the other being an upcoming talent, they actually aren’t too far apart because now that they share an Arsenal dressing room, Miyaichi is hoping to learn a lot from his German companion and maybe even be on a similar scale to Ozil one day! .......Read the full article here
Arsenal may not be struggling on the pitch at the moment, but off it we are experiencing a few issues with injures, most notably in the attacking department. After the window closed, despite the signing of Mesut Ozil, we still couldn’t quite believe that Wenger and the Arsenal board members had allowed the window to pass without signing a real quality striker. And soon after it closed, the reason seemed to be even more apparent. Not because Giroud wasn’t performing because at the moment he is in the form of his life, it’s more a factor of suggesting where do we go from here if Giroud gets injured. .......Read the full article here
Should Monreal get a starting spot at Arsenal? by Ash
Arsenal have been a good producer of left backs over the last decade or so with the likes of Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy and more recently Kieran Gibbs all coming through the ranks at Arsenal, however the focus today is on Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal. .......Read the full article here
As you probably know already, the former Arsenal star Robert Pires is back at the Club. Arsene Wenger has not re-signed the 39-year old midfielder, but after the summer saga with Mathieu Flamini earning himself a new contract by impressing the manager, you never know. Maybe Pires was encouraged by that situation to try his luck, who knows? .......Read the full article here
After Arsene Wenger rested most of his first choice Arsenal players for the league cup trip to West Brom, the Gunners should be able to field a well rested first team for the visit to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City on Saturday. This is great news for a squad depleted by injury, but there are a couple of things still concerning me. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal under-21 side were in action last night at the Emirates, and they put in an impressive performance to beat a strong West Brom side by 1 – 0. The goal was a stunning volley from the young German player Serge Gnabry, and it may just have booked him a seat on the coach going up to Sunderland for the Premier League game tomorrow. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal has been drawn up against West Bromwich Albion in the 3rd Round of the Capital One Cup. The Gunners will travel to the Hawthorns stadium on the 23rd September in which will surely prove to be a difficult test for the club. Arsene Wenger has a difficult decision on how much to risk. .......Read the full article here
What have we learnt from the youngsters on tour? by Ash
With the clubs Pre-Season tour of Asia now complete and the squad flying back from Japan to London last Saturday, we can now look forward to the Emirates Cup tournament next weekend, which with hope may feature at least one new player and by that I don’t mean Yaya Sanogo.
Talking of Yaya Sanogo though, he most likely will feature at the Emirates Cup, as Arsenal fans and management team alike will be keen to see the new striker in action. And after an impressive Pre-Season for the younger players at the club, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see a few of them turn out in North London next weekend as well. .......Read the full article here