February 04, 2013 by
Michael Owen may have been lucky to escape a yellow or even a red card on Saturday after his angry punch thrown at Mikel Arteta towards the end of the bad-tempered game between Arsenal and Stoke, but he may regret that the referee didn’t deal with it immediately as he is now open to an investigation by the FA.
Owen’s manager Tony Pulis admitted that Owen shouldn’t have reacted so strongly, but he is waiting expectantly for the FA to make an announcement. He said: “Arteta’s challenge was a poor challenge but Michael shouldn’t do that.”
“That should be left to the referee. .......Read the full article here
February 03, 2013 by
A lot of teams come to Arsenal planning to be solid and hard to beat, but few have parked the bus quite as blatantly as Stoke City did yesterday. Arsenal finally broke the resistance with a deflected free kick from Lukas Podolski, but the linesman tried to incorrectly rule the goal out for offside. The referee overruled his assistant, and it was the correct decision, but Tony Pulis is unhappy (there’s a surprise) because he thinks the Arsenal players influenced Chris Foy’s decision.
“The disappointing thing for me is the number of Arsenal players that surrounded the linesman. I thought that was something you couldn’t do. .......Read the full article here
February 03, 2013 by
Arsenal 1 – 0 Stoke, a fairly comfortable game for the Gunners by KJ
A brilliant attacking display saw the Gunners win against an extremely difficult opposition in Stoke. Nacho Monreal also impressed on his debut against arguably the most physical game he’s ever played.
We started off the game very strongly and were unlucky to not go in front. However, as in every game, our strong spell eventually tailed off and we were forced to pass between our midfield and failed to really break down Stoke for the remainder of the first half. .......Read the full article here
February 02, 2013 by
Arsenal have more midfielders than they know what to do with, but Mikel Arteta is crucial to Arsene Wenger’s plans so he came straight back into the side today. Wenger decided to play Wilshere as the central attacking midfielder, so Cazorla started on the bench and Diaby started alongside Arteta in the middle. Oxlade-Chamberlain also started on the left instead of Podolski, which was a bit of a surprise. Monreal was thrown straight into the fray. .......Read the full article here
June 09, 2011 by
Why This Season Was Not A Total Failure For Arsenal by Owen Atkinson
A lot of Arsenal fans may think that this year was a total failure for the Gunners, but I totally disagree!
Arsenal’s team spirit and winning mentality has grown which can only lead them to regaining the top spot in the league. When I say winning mentality, I mean the ability to beat the top teams, which is key to improving. All that is missing is a bit more passion! However, this will come with maturity. .......Read the full article here