The ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is not the most popular player amongst our exiles, and he is plotting to put the pressure on us by beating Stoke today. If Spurs win this afternoon then Arsenal will drop back down to fifth in the table and will need nothing less than a win against Wigan on Tuesday to regain the advantage.
Adebayor said yesterday: He said: “We sit one point behind Arsenal in fourth, so it is a good position for us.
Arsenal have a big run of games ahead as the chase for the Champions League places hots up. We face QPR today, Wigan on Tuesday week, and then the nail-biting away game at Newcastle on the last day of the season. All of these are very winnable games, with Wigan having only won two of their last six games, Newcastle have won just once and today’s opponents QPR are winless in their last six. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal went flying into a 1-0 lead after just 2 minutes of yesterday’s game against Man United but a moment of madness from Bacary Sagna gave Robin Van Persie the chance to peg us back and set up a nervous second half.
Arsene Wenger thinks that the penalty ruined the flow of Arsenal’s game. He said: “It was a quality game with a lot of intensity. I believe we were on top in the first half and it was disappointing to concede the equaliser the way we did. Why? Because it put us in a position in the second half where we had to completely open ourselves up and throw everything forward, and sometimes we did that more with energy than technique. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal 0 – 0 Everton, a point that should’ve been 3. by KJ
The physicality of Everton was difficult to deal with in the first half but Arsenal had numerous chances to win the game in the end and now have put top 4 contention out of their hands.
The game was definitely well contended for the first 20 minutes and Everton were on top. They were overly physical (with Fellaini deserving at least a yellow card for his nonsense) and kept hold of the ball well enough in good areas. We struggled to hold on to possession and Everton pressed well. .......Read the full article here
It is quite an amazing statistic that the current League Champions Man City haven’t won away at Arsenal for an incredible 37 years, and Arsene Wenger will be trying as hard as possible to motivate his players to carry on this unusual run.
But Pablo Zabaleta believes that records are there to be broken, but he doesn’t actually sound confident that Roberto Mancini’s team can actually do it! .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal new-boy Santi Cazorla arrived at a team with great promise at the beginning of the season, but now he simply doesn’t understand why they can’t play at the highest level consistently. The Gunners have gained just two points from their last three League games and have dropped down to tenth place in the Premiership and Cazorla is worried that this season is slipping away from us.
“We don’t know exactly what the problem is, it’s true that we’re inconsistent.” he said. “I believe that to challenge for the Premier League, those games can’t get away from us. Take the Fulham game, we were 2-0 up. You can’t then be drawing within five minutes. Those points aren’t coming back,” .......Read the full article here
This is a small analysis of the tactics employed by the two longest serving managers in the EPL history during their team’s matches yesterday.
ARSENE WENGER vs ALEX FERGUSON by JJ
Considering the hectic schedule ahead, both managers decided to test the suad depth. Wenger was so confident in the depth of his Arsenal squad such that he rested Wilshere, Sagna and Vermaelan – and unleashed his blue eyed boy Ramsey to take the charge along with Jenkinson and Gibbs. On the other hand, Ferguson played it safe by playing RVP and Rooney while giving starts for Scholes and Fletcher .......Read the full article here
Well not exactly the same POSITION, but Arsenal have EXACTLY the same amount of points as after 33 games last year. And if they win tonight and draw with Chelsea at the weekend then, again, it will be exactly the same as last year.
The big difference is that last season Arsenal were in second place, but that figure is only good enough for third this year. After the Gunners awful start to this campaign it seems incredible, but Arsene Wenger is not impressed with the news… .......Read the full article here
Remember the times when people said that Arsenal would be lucky to get into the Europa League next season. Believe it or not, it wasn’t even half a year back…
Now, times have changed. We are no longer struggling in the bottom half of the table, we are no longer wondering whether we’ll be in Europe next season, we are no longer trying desperately hard to hang onto the last strands of the club as the Civil War rages on. Whether we’ll finally end our trophy drought in the coming future or if we’ll struggle to hold onto the last strands of respect as we sink lower down the order. Now, we’re in a position to dictate what we want, and clubs are once again scared when they come to town to face the Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
The most important game of the season is today. This is always important to any Arsenal fan especially so where the tides have changed between the two teams. Arsenal will always be top dog in London but we need to stamp our authority. We’ve done that against Chelsea and now we need to put the Spuds in their place.
There are going to be numerous key battles today but these are the three most important for me: .......Read the full article here
It may not have been a coincidence that the Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta was out injured while Arsenal had their run of three defeats since the New Year, but he was back for this weeks 0-0 draw with Bolton, and he is not very happy with the team’s performances.
“We had a lot of chances to win the game at Bolton, but once again we’ve not been good enough to take them. he said. ‘And if you don’t take your chances it’s always going to be difficult.”
With Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City dropping points on Saturday, Arsenal now sit in fifth place just two points behind Chelsea. The game against Wolves therefore presents a golden, gilt-edged opportunity for Arsenal to not only take three points but also to leapfrog Chelsea into fourth-place.
This is also the first time that Arsenal can finally get into the coveted Champions League position this season. The first half of the season saw Arsenal start horribly and the recent “revival” is something that should continue to propel the Gunners into the New Year. .......Read the full article here