For some reason that is yet to be explained, Arsene Wenger has chosen to leave Lukas Podolski out in the cold this season, despite the Arsenal Number 9 scoring six goals in just 8 starts for the club this season, and it looks like the 28 year-old will be leaving the Emirates this summer.
Well according to the Mirror, Wenger has already lined up the Frenchman Loic Remy to replace him at a cut-price of just £8million, which they report as his buy-out clause from Queens Park Rangers. .......Read the full article here
I am sure that I am not the only Arsenal fan who wants Arsene Wenger to alter his priorities a bit in the next six days. He would normally prioritise the Champions League over the FA cup with games in each coming within three days of each other, but has already hinted that he will field his strongest side against Everton on Saturday.
That does not mean, of course, that the Gunners will give up on Europe and I think that two of our German players could be the key to pulling off a real shock. Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil really have something to prove against Bayern Munich and are both likely to start. .......Read the full article here
Why Wenger has to take some of the blame for the result against Stoke by KJ
This weekend has been terrible if you’re an Arsenal fan. All of our rivals won their Premier league matches and we have now slipped down to 3rd (effectively 4th as Man City will most likely win their games in hand). The loss at Stoke has probably sealed our fate in the Premier league and the best we can hope for now is to beat Liverpool to third (which is inherently more difficult with their easier fixtures and lack of other competitions to play in) and try and win the FA cup. .......Read the full article here
A lot of Arsenal fans have been left scratching their heads this season as to why Lukas Podolski has not been used more. Of course, the German forward was out for months with a terrible hamstring injury picked up in just the fourth game of the season against Fenerbahce, which was hugely frustrating for him and the club because he had smashed a double in the previous game and was looking sharp. .......Read the full article here
As I write this Arsenal preview, Chelsea are 0-0 and toiling at home to Everton, opening the door for Arsenal to regain their place back on top of the Premier League. Whatever Chelsea and Man City do, though, Arsenal must beat Sunderland at home to really put the doubts of the last few weeks firmly behind us.
As expected, Arsene Wenger has given club record signing a rest. In fact he is not even on the bench, but Olivier Giroud and Jack Wislhere do start, with young Sanogo and Nicklas Bendtner on the bench. Podolski gets a rare start on the left, with both Cazorla and Rosicky in from the start, although which of them takes the central role remains to be seen. They will probably exchange positions quite a bit. Also, Flamini drops to the bench and Arteta comes in. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has already suggested, in his pre-match press conference for Arsenal vs. Sunderland, that some of the players are getting tired after a punishing schedule of games and that he intends to rotate his squad today. So just who needs a rest and who can Wenger afford to leave out for this must-win Premier League game?
The manager’s decision to rest quite a few first team players for the FA cup clash with Liverpool last week is now looking like a masterstroke, because as well as progressing to the next round, players like Giroud, Wilshere and Sagna got a rest that should allow them to play today without any problems. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Sunderland preview, line up and predicted score by KJ
It was an extremely tiring game for Arsenal midweek against Bayern and this could arguably be one of our worst performances at home this season because of the work we had to put in on Wednesday to keep the score reasonable.
That said, we have numerous players who can fill in and are definitely of the quality required to win the game against a somewhat resurgent Sunderland side. We will have to rotate as certain players will be tired as well as needing a mental rest to refresh themselves. .......Read the full article here
The boys did not lose the match Wenger did by O.A.
Good day all Arsenal fans out there, well I have decided write a few things about last night, so please let me know what you think in your comments below.
We could see against Bayern Munich that immediately that red card was produced, our chances of winning the match wer zero and I just don’t understand why every time we get a red card, Arsene panics and sets his mind on a draw, not minding if we are leading or not. The boys played well at the beginning but I think Ozil’s penalty destroyed the team, the fans and Wenger’s morale (even Mesut himself). .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has identified one of the major reasons why Arsenal were knocked out of last season’s Champions League by tonight’s opponents Bayern Munich. Apart from the obvious things like them being a brilliant team that is. The Frenchman is known for worrying more about his own team’s preparations than planning specifically for the opponents and it is at home where he saw the problems last year.
Wenger feels that the key to avoiding a repeat of last year’s 3-1 home defeat is in the mental approach of his players. He feels we panicked a bit after losing an early goal and, by chasing the game, left ourselves exposed to a counter attack, which is one of Bayern’s many strengths. .......Read the full article here
Hi Gooners. Great result for Arsenal over the weekend. It was so good to see Arsene Wenger change his tactics and play Liverpool against their weaknesses. Even with half of our side being reserves, we had enough pace, direction and stability to overcome a team that thrashed us not too long ago.
Fabianski is no longer known as flappy-handski. What a stellar performance and I believe he deserves MOTM. Some excellent saves prevented Sturridge from causing damage early on in the game. If it wasn’t for the Pole, I don’t think we would have won the match. In order for a keeper to get such recognition though, it means he must have been thoroughly tested over the full 90 minutess – which is a bit concerning for our defence. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal 2 v 1 Liverpool [FA Cup] Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com
The Gunners were perhaps fortunate to take the lead after two clear-cut chances for Liverpool in the opening quarter, however they controlled parts of the game and opted to invite Liverpool onto them, eventually coming out victors thanks to two well taken goals from the Ox and Podolski.
The German made it interesting for the Gunners when he conceded a needless penalty, but Arsenal held on despite the barrage of Liverpool attacks to qualify for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. That’s at least one more game for the departing Fabianski who was our Man of the Match. .......Read the full article here
When I saw the Arsenal team sheet today, I thought that it would either make Arsene Wenger look like a master tactician or make the Arsenal fans furious for giving up on the FA cup. Sanogo given his debut, Monreal and Jenkinson starting and Fabianski in goal against the same team that battered us just a week ago.
But at halftime, I thought that no matter what the final result, the Arsenal boss had played a blinder. It was vital, of course, not to go behind early again and we nearly did, but the keeper was alert and Sturridge was not as clinical as he might have been with two good chances. .......Read the full article here