It is time for the players to take responsibility by M.E.S.
Since Jose Mourinho has come out and criticized the Arsenal manager, I have certainly been annoyed. Years ago I liked him, while in Spain he became a bit boring and now, after his attack on Wenger, I thoroughly dislike him. Being an Arsenal supporter you feel that you belong to a large family where you have the benefit of criticising your brother for his own good but strangers don’t have that privilege. .......Read the full article here
Just when we thought Jose Mourinho had mellowed. by Dan
Hello Arsenal fans. Since returning to English football it appeared that the Portuguese one was picking his fights more wisely. Sir Alex Ferguson was apparently his long term friend who he was sad had gone, Brenden Rodgers and Steve Clarke his young prodigies while after a few more years of experience on the clock since his last stint he suddenly appeared to respect Arsene Wenger more than originally. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger may well be the happiest and most pleased with himself person in London right now. The Arsenal fans who had me in stitches chanting behind the BT Sports commentary stand ran him a close second, but it is safe to say that today was a good day to be a Gunner.
Wenger and his Arsenal players answered a lot of their critics and must surely have put to bed the label of `bottlers` today with a stirring and passionate performance. The fact that it was against the same team that inflicted our worst defeat since the infamous 8-2 at Old Trafford makes it even more special. .......Read the full article here
The real reasons Mourinho is so angry By AondoaverK
Jose Mourinho’s media statements in response to the Arsenal manager’s opinions on why the top coaches do not want to be considered title favourites did not come as a surprise. What is surprising is the sheer anger and outright disrespect that they contained. I have been thinking about the whole issue and here are my thoughts on it. .......Read the full article here
We all know that Jose Mourinho likes a mind game or three. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger really locked horns with the Portuguese coach the first time he was the Chelsea manager and he probably got under Wenger’s skin more than the other way then.
They have been reasonably civil with each other this time around, although maybe the last time was because Mourinho saw Arsenal as the team to fight, just as he has done with Man City and Manuel Pellegrini this season. The City boss has bitten back a little but tried not to get involved in a running argument, but it seems that Wenger fancies a pop. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans have been going through a tough time recently. There was another disappointing transfer window which ended with the Kim Kallstrom farce. There was the pain and embarrassment of getting a football lesson from Liverpool at Anfield, followed by an uninspiring draw against Man United. So it is understandable that the long suffering fans are angry with the club, the manager and the players. But despite all this, we Arsenal fans actually have a few good reasons to be thankful. .......Read the full article here
Nobody is trying to claim that Arsenal were anything other than abysmal against Liverpool on Saturday, but some journalists and pundits have grabbed onto the game with both hands and used it to back up what they have been saying about the Gunners all season.
And the same goes for Mesut Ozil, whose contribution at Anfield was about as ineffectual as we have seen from the German playmaker since he joined. On the same day that Arsene Wenger spoke up for his record signing and tried to explain the situation, rumours of behind the scenes problems have hit the news, so what do we make of it all? .......Read the full article here
I really cannot believe what I read from some Arsenal fans on this site sometimes. One bad game and all of a sudden it is, `Wenger out`, `Arsenal are rubbish`, `Ozil is a donkey` and much, much more. Some of the invective leveled at our long serving manager was shocking and made me ashamed to be a Gooner. .......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
In recent years, Arsenal has been subject to much criticism about how the Gunners fear their opponents too much or in some regards give them too much respect. And although I don’t always necessarily agree with this, because in some cases it is true, a pure example being at Old Trafford this season, but more often than not we are outplayed both through tactics and ability. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has conducted himself this season with a calmness and dignity that has not always been so evident, especially when Arsenal have been up against it, like this time last year when Wenger was getting increasingly narky with reporters.
And with Alex Ferguson gone from Manchester United and Wenger and Mourinho declaring that their days of sniping were over, it seemed like the Frenchman was set for a reasonably quiet season. But the Chelsea boss has not been able to help himself, although a lot of his wind-up ploys have been directed towards Manuel Pellegrini. It seems like Wenger has decided to join in, launching digs at both City and Chelsea last week, before they played each other. .......Read the full article here
As an Arsenal fan it feels wrong and a little bit weird to be wanting Chelsea to win, just like last week with Tottenham. But needs must and so the Gunners faithful tonight will have been hoping for a Chelsea win or a draw between them and Manchester City.
They got a 1-0 win, so Man City have lost their first Premier League game at the Etihad this season. I actually think the Chelsea win is better for Arsenal, even though it brings Jose Mourinho to within two points of the Gunners. The reason being that it has stopped City, who were building up a worrying momentum and confidence. They failed to score tonight for the first time in ages and, hopefully, teams like Sunderland and Stoke, who both travel to the Etihad this month, can take heart and use the same tactics as Chelsea did. .......Read the full article here