Mathieu Flamini has often been a controversial character when it comes to Arsenal. If it’s not when he is walking out the door over contract disputes or getting his name in the book for a dirty tackle, he is always making himself known both on and off the pitch.
Not much has changed since we last saw Flamini previous to this season, back in 2008. The then 24 year old was a real character in the essence that although he was a very good player, his levels of aggression were always something to be wary about. And now after re-joining the club in the summer it looks as if there is no difference. .......Read the full article here
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
Why Arsenal’s win at Stoke was more impressive than the performance by KJ
Sunday was a very good day for Arsenal, as all the fans that made their way to the Emirates (which has been a few weeks now) were able to witness a good 3 – 1 win against Stoke (who’ve started a rivalry with us because of Pulis and Shawcross’ recklessness). Many, including the media, have gone out of their way to discredit the performance because of Stoke uncharacteristically having more possession than us. I personally feel that some of the criticism is uncalled for and I’ll explain why. .......Read the full article here
Hughes reckons this could be Arsene’s last year! by Ash
There has been constant speculation for the last few years that ‘this could be Arsene Wenger’s last year’ at the Arsenal helm, however each year he has proved the rumours wrong and stuck with the Gunners through their times of trouble. Now yesterday’s opposition manager from Stoke City, Mark Hughes, has again jumped on the beef he has with Wenger to suggest this may be the Frenchman’s last year. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal may have broken records recently with their away form, having not lost away from home since the early months of the year, and winning the last 10; however it’s been a different case in games at the Emirates! Although not as drastic as it sounds with just one loss against Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, we seem to also lack a level of enthusiasm at home, which too often comes as a great surprise. .......Read the full article here
You don’t normally hear football players and managers talking up their chances too much, but Arsenal Football club is a place full of confidence and optimism at the minute. A few days after Theo Walcott made a bold statement of intent about Arsenal and their chances of claiming the Premier League crown this season, Arsene Wenger has backed him up with some firm words of his own.
Walcott was speaking after the Gunners’ win at Marseille in the Champions League made it 10 straight wins away from home. With the history of the club, including the unprecedented feat of the invincibles going a whole season unbeaten, you cannot blame Theo for getting excited about the current crop setting this new club record, as reported in the Mirror........Read the full article here
Arsenal fans and players are expecting a tough game and a physical battle when Stoke come to the Emirates tomorrow. It mat be a different style of football to that which Arsenal prefer to plat, but it takes all sorts and that is part and parcel of the English game. I am not going to denigrate the Potters for playing to their strengths, but all we ask is for the game to be refereed fairly and that Stoke are not allowed to overstep the mark. .......Read the full article here
There is some great news for Arsenal on the injury front today. Our Spanish midfielder, vice-captain and leading exponent of the hairdo, Mikel Arteta returned to full training with his team mates and has a chance of being included in the squad for the visit of Stoke City to the Emirates on Sunday. .......Read the full article here
It is time for me to ask for entries to our weekly competition (all this season) to win a brand new, limited edition, stunningly fashionable JustArsenal T-Shirt!
We had an excellent turn out last week with over 180 entries, and the winner Alexhare got all three prdeictions exactly right, but for some reason hasn’t answered my email asking for his address so he can get his prize! If anyone knows him please get him to email me at the address in ABOUT US at the top. .......Read the full article here
Everyone concerned with Arsenal, fans and players included, are gobsmacked at the way the young Welshman Aaron Ramsey has hit the ground running this season. Even those who supported him against the general fans’ feeling last season did not expect him to be pulling up trees the way he is, and that includes the man who stuck by him and had the confidence to stick with him, Arsene Wenger. .......Read the full article here
Santi Cazorla has had an amazing debut season with Arsenal. He looked like he had been playing with his Gunners team mates for years and seemed to have no problem adapting to the different style of football played in the English Premier League to what he was used to in the Spanish La Liga. The 28-year old midfielder feels that the Premier League is actually better for him.
He has enjoyed the football he has experienced since coming to the Emirates more than he did when playing for Malaga and Villareal, and that enjoyment and freedom has helped him to express himself more, contributing to his great performances over the season. .......Read the full article here
There have been thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic ever since the Potters snapped up Jack Butland in the January transfer window, opening the door for Begovic to move on to bigger and better things.
It was originally thought that both Chelsea and Man United may challenge Arsenal for the talented Bosnian shotstopper, but both of those have two top keepers at the club already, so it looks like Arsenal will now have a clear run for Begovic this summer. .......Read the full article here