The Spirit of the Gun Rages On: by SN
This year, as we all are perfectly aware of the fact that Arsenal is navigating through deep water. It’s a tough time but as the clichéd ‘every tunnel ends up opening a new daylight’, we are actually quite near the summer sun. It’s been really tricky and hard to push the way forward, but we are almost there to bang start a new season in 2013. This campaign is more or less over in silverware perspective but, it’s still a while to reach the finish line. So it’s high time we let go off all the miss hits, embarrassments and frustrations and support the great team to finish up in top four. It’s no use sulking and complaining this late in a season and hence rather back up our men in Red and White. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong returned to training earlier than Jack Wilshere after his 7 month layoff with a broken leg, and has played in more reserve games that the young English international, but he is adamant that he is still not yet ready to be thrown into the Gunners first-team just yet.
He said: “I still don’t believe I am 100 per cent right – obviously I am playing but I don’t think I am ready for the first team yet,”
“I still need two more 90-minute games for the Arsenal reserves, then I will be fine. .......Read the full article here
Gervinho’s Aim by AH
Gervinho has said he aims to be a better player than Robert Pires and that he wants to do it at Arsenal. The Ivorian joined from French Club Lille last season and he had a very mixed first season, with some outstanding performances, whilst at times it was like he was a missing man. But now, Gervinho has come out and said on Arsenal.com, about his wish to emulate Arsenal legend Robert Pires.
Gervinho said; “You should always look at these examples from the past, Robert is a fantastic player, very experienced, and I saw this for myself [when Pires was] training here. .......Read the full article here
The JustArsenal team got completely slated by our Nigerian readers the other day for daring to suggest that the Abuja National Stadium would not be ready in time for the game against Arsenal on August 5th.
After an inspection in May, a spokesman for the organizers said that the pitch would be fixed before Arsenal’s arrival. He said:“After reviewing the recommendations of our groundsmen, we have resolved to change the pitch of the Abuja national stadium,” .......Read the full article here
The England international Theo Walcott has declared how impressed he has been with the young Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi, who is currently at Bolton Wanderers, and he thinks he is more than ready to provide some more competition at Arsenal next season.
“Ryo has done very well at Bolton,” Walcott said on Arsenal.com.
“It is hard for such a young kid to go there and do what he is doing, showing no fear with everything that happened at Tottenham [with Muamba]. It is hard and it has probably hit him definitely. .......Read the full article here
The young Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain caused a furore when he was withdrawn by Arsene Wenger during last weeks League match against Man Utd, but although the manager thought that The Ox was looking fatigued in the game, he now believes that the 18 year-old is mature enough to play every week.
First off all Wenger was asked if The Ox could be favourably compared to a young Wayne Rooney, and he couldn’t disagree. “He looks to have the same fearlessness,” Wenger said. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger is very happy to have the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry back in the squad, and is keen for him to play against Swansea on Sunday but doesn’t believe he is ready to play the whole 90 minutes yet although he is not far off.
So now the Arsenal manager has to decide to either start with Henry or bring him on as an impact sub. “Thierry works very hard, is doing extra sessions and is highly motivated,” said Wenger. “He wants to help out so he makes extra sessions to try and get back to his full fitness. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are set to lose Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh to the African Nations Cup next month, and Arsene Wenger admitted that he would be short of options in the striking department, so naturally there have been numerous Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with a new striker.
But today Wenger has said that he has cover in Ju-Young Park and possibly Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Andrei Arshavin, and that he is not sure if the club could afford a new striker to come in.
“We have a big squad. To add players to our big squad, we will have to see how we can balance our books as well,” said Wenger. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger is well aware that it isn’t going to be easy to beat the League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, but he thinks that Arsenal are about as ready as they ever will be to rise to the occasion.
Roberto Mancini’s team have seen their form slip lately which has resulted in elimination from the Champions League and defeat to their title rivals Chelsea, but Wenger knows that Arsenal could suffer from a backlash.
He said in the pre-match conference: “They had two disappointments but they will want to respond,” .......Read the full article here
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
The Belgian centre-back Thomas Vermaelen played the full 90 minutes in a reserve game against Man United last night, and feels that he is now ready to rejoin the first team squad, but admits that it is up to Arsene Wenger whether he picks him or not.
“I’m fit at the moment, I feel great and, in training, I don’t feel any problems. So physically I feel good,” he told Arsenal.com after his first outing in an Arsenal shirt since August.
“It’s up to the boss, he makes the decisions. I’m available at the moment so I hope I will be back in the squad soon and that is my target. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger saw his first (only!) choice keeper Manuel Almunia commit yet another schoolboy error against West Brom this weekend, but the Arsenal boss has admitted that his emergency back-up, the veteran Jens Lehmann, is not yet ready to play in the Premier League after ten months in retirement.
Wenger said: “He (Lehmann) looks like a guy who’s not been involved for a long time but has kept his body fit. He has the basic physical fitness but he lacks a little bit of decision-making and practice in goal.” .......Read the full article here