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
Get your thinking caps on and your crystal balls and tarot cards out Arsenal fans, because it is competition time again. Bayern Munich are the visitors to the Emirates tonight in what could well be the most difficult game of the season for the Gunners.
Our road to progression in the Champions League is blocked by a giant German ogre who are odds on to sweep Arsenal aside as they did with Barcelona last season, but Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his team can repeat the heroics of Munich from last season and cause a huge upset. Of course, our home performance against Bayern was far from heroic and if we play like that again, it promises to be a long and painful night for Gooners everywhere. .......Read the full article here
When Arsenal were drawn against Bayern Munich for the first knockout stage of the Champions League, it was no surprise to most of us. The Gunners have had the worst result in almost every draw we have been in so far this season, but these things happen and you just have to make the best of it. .......Read the full article here
As soon as Arsenal were knocked back into second place in their Champions League `group of death`, with a bizarre goalkeeping calamity from Marseille giving Dortmund an undeserved win in the last game, Gooners everywhere were fearing the worst, and we duly got it in last year’s winners and the favourites for this year, Bayern Munich.
Arsenal know it is going to be a tall order, but there are some reasons for us to feel a bit of encouragement. Mainly the fact that Arsenal are much better this season, but also the fact we nearly turned them over in Munich last time. And now there are more reasons to be cheerful for Gooners. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Bayern match already heating up! by Ash
The next round of the Champions League may not still be until a few weeks time, however the pre-match talk has already begun and Arsenal aren’t being ruled out as much as they were last year. Admittedly the Gunners have improved immensely since the visit by Bayern last season, in which we lost 3-1 at the Emirates, and so you’d expect a better result this time around rather than last year’s unfavourable outcome. However we shouldn’t also forget that Bayern too have strengthened and improved with dominance in Germany. .......Read the full article here
I think it is fair to say that not many Arsenal fans were hoping for a double header against the same team that knocked us out of the Champions League last season. The fact that Bayern Munich went on to win the competition, along with the German version of the FA cup and the Bundesliga crown, breaking all sorts of records along the way does not exactly inspire you with confidence either. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s Champions League quest seemed to go from good to bad in a very short amount of time, as we saw the Gunners drop out of first place and almost out of the entire competition because of a 2-0 defeat to Napoli in Naples in the final group match day. However the results managed to just and only just fall into our favour meaning we could progress to the next stage of the competition. .......Read the full article here
So today brings us the big draw for the last 16 of the Champions League, which can be followed live on uefa.com at 12.00 CET. It is hard to choose which would be the best number out of the hat to face Arsenal, as all the possible opponents are certain to be tough nuts to crack.
Here is the list: Barcelona – This is the club I fully expect to get as usual! They are in their familiar position of being top of La Liga, and are always one of the favourites to go all the way to the Final. Even with Messi out injured Alexis Sanchez has helped out with 8 goals in 11 games…. .......Read the full article here
Juan Cuadrado has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal increasingly frequently this season, and the talented and versatile Colombian international has begun to attract interest from a number of top clubs with his excellent performances this season.
There have been a few worrying reports in the media so far this summer, but it seems like we can all relax and breathe a bit easier, after learning that the two players who looked the most likely to leave the club were both going to stay.
With Bacary Sagna, it may only be for one more year, because his current contract with Arsenal is due to expire next summer. There were rumours that the French international right back could be heading back to France to play for PSG or the big spending and newly promoted Monaco. He will be able to leave the Emirates for nothing next year, and get himself a lucrative deal elsewhere, but if Arsenal are as competitive as we hope next season, he could be persuaded to stay. .......Read the full article here
The possibility of Arsenal losing French International Laurent Koscielny didn’t look very likely with the club clearly putting their foot down and stating that they didn’t need to sell this summer, however recent reports continue to link Koscielny with a move away from the Emirates.
According to several media outlets, including the reliable Sky Sports, are now beginning to report that two of Europe’s greatest clubs are upping their interest in 27 year old Koscienly. The two clubs are widely reported as German and European champions Bayern Munich and Liga BBVA winners FC Barcelona, whom are both respectively looking to add to their defensive options with the two clubs losing defenders to injury and retirement this summer, and it seems our star defender is the main target. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal fans are quite used to seeing Arsene Wenger mess about with players and their positions, sometimes with great success, so maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised to heat that the French manager is considering signing a left back as the Gunners’ new defensive midfielder.
David Alaba is the Austrian international who is currently riding high after winning the Champions League, Bundesliga title and the German version of the FA cup with Bayern Munich. So you would think the chances of getting the 20-year old to leave his current club were zero to very small. According to the Daily Star, however, that is just what Wenger is thinking of doing. .......Read the full article here