Arsenal turn down an initial bid for Vermaelen! by Ash
Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen has been subject to a transfer bid according to sources in both England and Italy. The defender has reportedly thought about leaving the Gunners this January after growing concerned over his lack of game time ahead of this summer’s World Cup competition in Brazil. The Belgian international is worried about his position on the national team could soon disappear much like his game time at the Emirates, but the rumours were later squashed by Vermaelen himself, putting the statement down to his agent’s misinterpretation. .......Read the full article here
It’s OK, Man City were just better than Arsenal. by Uche
Hello Arsenal fans. It has been 24 hours since that humiliating result at the Etihad and I have had plenty of time to analyze the whole affair and reach what I believe is a logical and sensible conclusion. We lost the way we did because Manchester City were that much better than us. Period. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal have a great chance to make a bold move in the race for the Premier League title at the Etihad stadium, while opponents Manchester City have all the pressure to claw back some of the gap at the top of the table.
The Frenchman is probably trying to take some of the pressure off his players and help them to go out and play with freedom, or with the handbrake off as he often puts it. But he does have a good point. The fact that Arsenal beat Manuel Pellegrini’s men in the final pre-season friendly before the season started should help as well. .......Read the full article here
Forgetting the opening day disaster, which I have been trying to do ever since, Arsenal have not only been playing well, they have been really consistent this season, which is why we are sitting on top of the Premier League. But three games stand out in which the Gunners have not performed and it seems as if Arsene Wenger has learned his lesson from them. .......Read the full article here
Lessons haven’t been learned year after year by KM
Arsenal failed to win their Champions League group for I don’t know how many times in recent years and that rewards us with a well deserved draw including Barcelona, Bayern, Real, PSG and Atletico Madrid. Of all those teams I really don’t know which one I’d like to face. This all could have easily been avoided had we played a decent game against Napoli. .......Read the full article here
Napoli 2 v 0 Arsenal Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com
A disappointing end to a disappointing game for Arsenal, nevertheless qualification for the Knock Out Stages has been assured, albeit as runners up of the ‘Group of Death’.
The Gunners fell 2-0 thanks to a fine second half performance from Napoli but the result wasn’t enough for the Italian side due to Dortmund’s late winner against Marseille, meaning the Bundesliga outfit top the group. Three teams ended on top with 12 points, very unusual and frustrating for Arsene Wenger’s men. .......Read the full article here
I am not that surprised to see the Arsenal fans slating Arsene Wenger and the players after a disappointing result in the Champions League. It happens every time we play badly and there is a lot of disappointment around because of where finishing second leaves us. Of course it would have been much better to be in a draw with Leverkusen, Galatasaray, Olympiacos, Schalke, Zenit and AC Milan, but there are some good reasons for Arsenal fans not to be so hard on the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
Well Arsenal fans, despite a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli, the Gunners are through to the knockout phase of the Champions League again, for the umpteenth year in a row. But just like last year, the last game of the group stages slipped away and Arsenal have got the tough task of facing one of; Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG or Athletico Madrid. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans and players are bound to be a bit nervous before the final Champions League group game in Italy tonight, but that is because of the importance of the game rather than any fear of our opponents Napoli, or a lack of confidence and belief.
Rafa Benitez, on the other hand, must be slightly wary of facing the might of Arsenal again, especially after the Gunners ripped his team to shreds in the game at the Emirates. The fact that the score was only 2-0 was down to us taking our foot off the gas and not because Napoli came back into the game, which Arsenal controlled throughout. .......Read the full article here
It is likely to be a very hostile atmosphere of Arsenal fans and the players both inside and outside the San Paolo stadium tonight as the Gunners try to complete the job and finish at the top of the group widely accepted to be the hardest one of all in the Champions League this season. .......Read the full article here
Despite being in a great position at the top of their Champions League group, they cannot relax because there is still a chance that the top spot and even qualification could be snatched away. And with a trip to the Etihad to face Man City early on Saturday, Arsene Wenger has some tough selection choices to make.
I personally feel that the situation is crying out for Theo Walcott to play from the start. The Gunners only need a draw, so although the players will not exactly be playing for it, we are likely to be a bit more cautious than usual. With Aaron Ramsey looking tired against Everton, it could be a good idea to rest him ready for the Premier League clash. .......Read the full article here
It would be understandable if there were a lot of nerves in the Arsenal camp this week ahead of a crunch clash against Napoli in the fierce atmosphere of the San Paolo stadium, especially when you consider what is at stake. Depending on the result of Wednesday’s game, the Gunners could stay top of the group, slip to second or even crash out into the Europa League. .......Read the full article here