The former Arsenal and England international striker Alan Smith always keeps a keen eye out for what is going on with the Gunners, and his latest thoughts on the current state of affairs might come as a surprise to some, but not the Arsenal fans who have been watching the performances of Mathieu Flamini.
Smith feels that Flamini, who returned to Arsenal on a free transfer this summer, could be just as important to the Club as the record signing Mesut Ozil, who cost £42.5 million from Real Madrid. It is fair to say that the announcement of Flamini on a free merely fanned the flames of fans’ anger at the time, but the outlay on Ozil gave everybody a lift and put a smile on fans’ faces. .......Read the full article here
Former Arsenal player and now TV pundit Alan Smith has been talking to the media about the current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and he believes the Frenchman should go at the end of the season if the club once again fails to pick up silverware. .......Read the full article here
Abou Diaby has had an absolutely horrendous time at Arsenal – there is no getting away from it. It’s difficult to say whether things would have been different had he not suffered such a crushing injury at the feet of Dan Smith, but it certainly didn’t help. Unfortunately, that ankle fracture was to be just the start of a chain of injuries (36 separate instances of injury, if you’re counting) that has blighted his Arsenal career and caused us so much frustration. There is no doubting Diaby’s ability – when he’s fit he is an outstanding player who can dominate midfield, and he gives a steel that we have lacked in recent years. The problem is that ability is only useful when we can get it on the pitch. In Diaby’s case, that has been all too infrequent. .......Read the full article here
The former Arsenal and England striker Alan `smudger` Smith has been writing about his memories of the Gunners and his thoughts on the current Arsenal team. Smith left Arsenal shortly before Arsene Wenger took over in 1996, but he has always followed the Gunners and has suggested that the Frenchman is at a pivotal period in his Arsenal reign and could maybe do with being a little more flexible in his methods. .......Read the full article here
If Arsene Wenger was thinking of doing a bit of tinkering with the Arsenal team, that is obviously his perogative (not Bobby Brown’s). The one change that he should not even consider, however, is the inclusion of Olivier Giroud. With the Frenchman having scored two goals in each of his last two games, this probably will not seem like a radical idea, but that is not the only reason why Wenger must have him in the starting line up tomorrow. .......Read the full article here