Whatever you think about Olivier Giroud, every Arsenal fan should be thankful that the big Frenchman has not joined the injury crisis and we should pray that stays the same until the end of the season. We also need the striker to be in a decent frame of mind for the next few weeks, because the alternative is Yaya Sanogo and that will not cut it.
The lanky young French forward did some good things against Wigan at Wembley, just as he impressed when he started against Bayern Munich and Liverpool. But the problem is that he is raw and badly in need of a goal. 10 Arsenal games without a goal is telling on his confidence and his finishing is getting worse all the time. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal went into this crucial FA cup game against Wigan with good reason for thinking that lady luck had got something against them, after Everton took all three points away from their trip to Sunderland thanks to a jammy deflected goal. But the Gunners had a great chance to give the whole club a lift by booking a place in the final.
What we really couldn’t afford to do was start badly and concede another early goal. We didn’t and there was not a big sign of nerves among the Arsenal team as they took the game to Wigan. We were creating chances as well, but Sanogo, Chamberlain, Podolski and Sagna could not take them and the game became more even as the half drew to close. .......Read the full article here
There is good news and bad news for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger and his players attempt to book a place in the FA cup final in just over a month’s time. As usual, the Gunners squad is ravaged by injury, but at least two key players will be on from the start against Wigan Athletic at Wembley.
Unfortunately, one of those is not the England international left back Kieran Gibbs, so we really neen his Spanish counterpart Nacho Monreal to step up and show the sort of form that we saw last season. Monreal has, for some reason, been pretty woeful recently and I’m sure that Wigan will be targeting that flank as a potential weak link. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Wigan Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
This is it Arsenal fans! Our season has started to fall apart and we need to win against Wigan to prevent one of the most embarrassing collapses in our recent history. Losing is unthinkable. .......Read the full article here
It seems that any young player with talent who plays in an attacking role will be likened to Lionel Messi sooner or later. The latest player to be given this honour is reportedly set for talks about a transfer to Arsenal, so let’s hope his nickname of `the Iranian Messi` actually means he has got some of the potential of the Barcelona and Argentina striker. .......Read the full article here
One last season by Hasib
Dear Gooners, good day. Arsenal are now effectively 3 points and 2 games behind eventual champions Man City. So I will count it as 9 points. There’s no way Man City will drop 9 points and we will catch them. Even if they do, Liverpool or Chelsea will catch them but not us. Therefore, we can forget the double and focus on our 4th place and FA cup and hope Man United wont win the ECL (unlikely but possible for them to win Champions League). We also have a comparatively easier fixture list than Everton. So, hopefully, 4th place trophy wont be a problem. .......Read the full article here
It is competition time again Arsenal fans, and we could all do with some cheering up after pretty much waving goodbye to the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. So what better way of making yourself feel better could there be than watching the Gunners beat the living daylights out of Swansea City and win yourself an amazingly cool and trendy Just Arsenal T-shirt at the same time? I can’t think of any. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Swansea match preview by Ash
Tonight Arsenal have the chance to appease the fans after the recent sorrows with a quick return to Premier League action. Arsenal will welcome Welsh side Swansea City to the Emirates tonight for yet another must win encounter. .......Read the full article here
With Arsenal groaning under the weight of a growing injury list and heading to White Hart Lane for a game which could see them rejoin the title race or get sucked into a fight for fourth place, Arsene Wenger has delivered some very welcome news to Arsenal fans in his pre-match press conference.
Three of the players who were doubtful for the Tottenham game have come through fitness tests and are available to play. The most important of the three, in my opinion, is the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal. The 28-year old has recovered from the foot problem picked up a few weeks ago and will certainly start unless Kieran Gibbs comes through his own test, but that seems unlikely. .......Read the full article here
I have got a funny feeling of deja vu writing this, probably because Arsenal seem to have an injury crisis every bloody week. The number of casualties this week is eight, according to the official website, but that list does not include the January loan signing Kim Kallstrom, who although he is back in training will probably not be fir enough to start against Tottenham on Sunday.
Also, according to physioroom.com, Nicklas Bendtner has an unspecified problem. Maybe he injured himself during a rough sex session with a taxi. Anyway, it would almost be quicker to list the players who are not injured than those who are. .......Read the full article here
No one at Arsenal was under any illusion that pulling off a repeat of last season’s Champions League win in Munich would be easy. In fact it would be close to a miracle, even though the Gunners did it before. We have to realise that Bayern took their eye off the ball a bit last time and we took advantage well.
Another blistering performance from the Germans at the weekend, in which they beat a pretty good Wolfsburg 6-1 away from home, shows that Pep Guardiola has made Bayern even stronger. They also seem relentless in their quest to be the first team to defend the European cup in it’s new format. .......Read the full article here
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