Arsenal 2 v 0 Tottenham Hotspurs Match Report Infographic by allarsenal.com
Nothing gives a Gooner more pleasure than Arsenal beating Spurs.
A menacing strike from Santi Cazorla after a sumptuous through ball from the brilliant Serge Gnabry handed the Gunners a deserved lead. Tomas Rosicky cemented progression to the next round of the FA Cup after demonstrating his tenacity, dispossessing Danny Rose on halfway and chipping over Lloris in style.
Bradley Cooper (a.k.a Soldado) did his best for the Spuds as did Adebayor (a.k.a Ade-bay-c**t) but the duo failed to muster any more than one shot on target with Vermaelen, Koscielny and Mertesacker all contributing to a clean sheet, not to mention solid outings for Bacary Sagna and Nacho Monreal on their respective flanks. .......Read the full article here
This north London derby gives Arsene Wenger to prove that Arsenal do have the quality in the first team that he has been talking about, while Tottenham’s heavy summer spending will be put to an early test. Have they, as some suggest, merely spent a lot of money without adding significant quality to the team, and is it too soon for them to make a difference today? We certainly hope so.
As we know all too well, Arsenal have been hit with a rash of injuries, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta recently joining Thomas Vermaelen and Abou Diaby in the treatment room. At least we have some defensive options in Monreal and Sagna, while the new signing Flamini gives Wenger a versatile option in many areas. .......Read the full article here
It’s North London derby day tomorrow, and it has always been a heated affair full of dirty tackles, chanting, exciting football and passionate fans. The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham is perhaps one of the strongest in Europe and it always kicks up a fight between the two teams and the fact that the teams are now so evenly balanced makes the games even more tense and exciting, although unfortunately it does make it a little more difficult for Arsenal to win. .......Read the full article here
In the Arsenal press conference today ahead of the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday, Arsene Wenger was thrown plenty of questions about the transfer business this summer. It is hardly surprising that the subject came up, given the fact that out close neighbours and rivals have outspent even Manchester City this summer, while we have yet to open the chequebook. .......Read the full article here
Over the past few years Arsenal fans have had the horror of unfortunately witnessing the decline of Arsenal, whilst we watch our North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur rise up the table. For many years our celebrations for finishing above Spurs have been early on in the season, however the past two seasons have forced Arsenal into a very difficult position of having to make up ground and eventually finishing above them by just one point. .......Read the full article here
If Arsenal fans thought they were having a disappointing transfer window so far, then just imagine what it would feel like if the Gunners were to lose any of our current first team players. There have been rumours linking a number of them, including Cazorla, Sagna, Vermaelen and Koscielny with various clubs. Thankfully, though, that is one area in which the club have improved this year.
It is strange, then, to see reports suggesting that first Valencia and now Napoli could be preparing bids for our French international striker Olivier Giroud. Valencia are looking for a replacement for their Spanish hitman Roberto Soldado, who is on the brink of joining Tottenham for around £26 million. The Spanish media are now reporting that Giroud is their main target above Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez. .......Read the full article here
Could Tottenham really overhaul Arsenal this season? by Stefan
If Tottenham Hotspur sell Gareth Bale it could be a very bad season for Arsenal. It will be worse for us than if they kept Bale despite his amazing ability and regular match winning skill.
As any Arsenal fan will be aware of today, we have not spent a single penny in this summer’s transfer window despite chasing the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez for nearly two months. It is fast becoming another summer of missed opportunities all in the name of caution. .......Read the full article here
The latest development on Luis Suarez and his transfer to Arsenal is that Arsene Wenger is apparently prepared to wait Liverpool out in the football equivalent of a staring competition. The Frenchman is definitely good at this game and has good reasons to believe he will win, but I cannot help feeling it is too big a risk to take.
Apparently there is still confusion over this clause in the Uruguayan’s contract, which might be resolved in our favour. This would mean that Arsenal have already bid enough to force Liverpool to sell. This would save the club money and Wenger would be proved right, but it also might not be resolved in our favour. .......Read the full article here
There are reports circulating especially in Spain that as soon as Arsenal sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, the Gunners will also try to sign Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo to complete their strike force for a really strong title challenge next season.
The deal for Higuain is pretty much a certainty now that Juventus have signed Carlos Tevez, because Juve were the only other club seriously competing for the Argentine hitman who is expected to complete his £22M deal in the coming days, although the waiting is starting to really get to most Gooners. .......Read the full article here
As all Arsenal fans will know, the club are currently chasing Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain to bring some firepower to the club that Olivier Giroud failed to provide last season. Most fans are happy at the prospect of Higuain playing for the club and they should be because he is a good striker who can score 30 goals a season when he gets regular game time but this article is not about him. I believe Arsenal’s first target should have been Valencia’s Roberto Soldado. .......Read the full article here
Why I’m certain that Wenger will get a striker from Spain in January by KJ
There’s been a lot of talk about Wenger buying a striker in January as Arsenal clearly need one. However, one of our targets Klaas Jan Huntelaar has signed a 2 year contract extension at Schalke 04. In my opinion, that’s brilliant news for Arsenal as he’s not close to being a striker good enough for Arsenal. However, Arsenal are looking through La Liga for our next striker as their economy is in a mess at the moment and many teams are in debt. This means Wenger can find a brilliant player at a good price. Here’s the targets: .......Read the full article here