What positions do we need to improve over the summer? by KJ
The defeat on Saturday has made me question the strength of the Arsenal team against those that are supposedly at a similar level to us. We have been thrashed three times away from home vs the best teams in the Premier league and it has all happened in the exact same way. I don’t think Wenger will change it tactically at all to deal with such teams. He’s always stuck by the philosophy of outplaying the opposition rather than tactically analysing them and searching for their weaknesses and strengths. This was fine during the earlier parts of Wenger’s era but now with a considerably weaker team, we need to improve the squad to cope with Wenger’s philosophy. .......Read the full article here
As the Arsenal transfer season is upon us, speculation and sensationalism are in the air. I too get caught up in considering what I would do were I in Arsene Wenger’s shoes. Now I’m not suggesting that I have the tactical acumen Wenger does, but my Arsenal team is unbeaten in 2 years with Football manager so I must be almost there right?!? Do we get a big name now (are there any available) or do we wait until summer when there are more options? Do we buy a short term solution now and hope to offload him in the summer when we buy a top top top striker? Do we seek a loan? .......Read the full article here
Amidst rumours of Arsenal’s reported interest in a number of elite wide forward men across Europe which include the likes of Marco Reus and Pedro Rodriguez, there is also yet another transfer possibility that has been gaining credibility for quite some time now. Reports have emerged linking Arsenal and Premier League rivals Manchester United with a move for Torino’s influential winger Alessio Cerci, with Serie A champions Juventus apparently also very keen. .......Read the full article here
On the back of a disappointing defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Arsenal have been given a huge injury boost as winger Theo Walcott is all set to return when the Gunners welcome high flying Southampton to the Emirates following the conclusion of the international break.
The England winger, who was Arsenal’s top scorer last season, has been out of action since scoring in the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Marseille in the Champions League and has been a huge miss for the club, especially in the game at Old Trafford when Arsene Wenger’s side were evidently lacking his direct attacking threat. However, the 23-year-old seems to have fully recovered from the abdominal injury and will be available for the visit of his former club, according to local paper the Daily Echo. .......Read the full article here
It has been reported today that Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea will both move for the West Brom starlet Saido Berahino when the transfer window re-opens in January, with Ligue 1 money bags Monaco also keeping a close eye on the situation. The midfielder has reportedly stalled on contract talks at the Hawthorns and is understood to be waiting for offers from bigger clubs.
According to The Metro, the Burundian-born youngster only has 18 months left to run on his £850-per-week contract at West Brom and while the Baggies are desperate to convince him to commit to the club for the long term with a lucrative offer, it is said that the player will snub any new contract at the club in favour of a move to Arsenal or Chelsea. .......Read the full article here
According to reports in the English media, Arsenal have been given a huge boost in the pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus as the Bundesliga side have confirmed the presence of a €35 million (£29.4m) buy-out clause in the contract of the coveted German youngster which would leave the club with no choice but to let him go should the clause be activated. .......Read the full article here
Did you guys see what I saw yesterday? Well, BVB vs Arsenal wass to me the best performance so far this season. We won that game with a high level of tactics and discipline, just like Champions do. There where many factors that led to a hard fought 3 points. I’ll like to identify a few of them. Let me begin with the transcript of Wenger’s post-match press conference, as reported by Arsenal.com........Read the full article here
Avoid simple mistakes and Arsenal will get something from Germany by KM
Arsenal responded well after two home defeats by beating Liverpool and showing them who’s the better team. Our squad is better than theirs. Honestly, except for their two strikers, the rest would hardly find a spot in our team. But a different kind of test comes this Wednesday with Arsenal travelling to face Borussia Dortmund again. .......Read the full article here
Could Reus be the answer to our title hopes? – by Never Give Up
Arsenal are in a dream of a position right now. I mean who would have thought we would be sitting at the top of the Premier League table come mid-October. We’re currently in a strange position, because none of us expected Ramsey to go on fire or Ozil to settle into the team so quickly not to mention the whole arsenal team are now playing like true title contenders. .......Read the full article here
There are some players who we hear about needing to keep a certain edge of aggression in order to perform at their best. At Arsenal, you could possibly include Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini in that category, while former captain Patrick Vieira loved a good battle to fire him up.
However, there are other players, like the mercurial Lionel Messi, who play with a smile on their face and seem to play better when they are happy, relaxed and enjoying life. It is in this category that I would place Arsenal’s new superstar Mesut Ozil, so the way he has seamlessly blended into the Gunners team and is looking like he has been playing with his team mates for years, is a sure sign that the German feels happy with his new club. .......Read the full article here
Robert Pires is one of the many former players who have kept close ties with Arsenal Football Club. He is also the latest former Gunner to return to the Club to train and keep himself match fit, so he has been able to see at first hand what effect the record signing Mesut Ozil has had behind the scenes as well as the obvious skills we see on the pitch. .......Read the full article here