Every Arsenal fan and their dogs expected Arsene Wenger to buy a new striker last summer to complement (if not replace) Olivier Giroud, and that seemed to be confirmed by the Gunners interest in Luis Suarez, but nothing came of it and we got Mesut Ozil instead to calm the fans frustration.
But the fact is that Arsenal DID buy a striker last summer by the name of Yaya Sanogo, and after his impressive display for the Gunners against Liverpool in the FA Cup win (which earned him a place against Bayern Munich), it seems that Wenger is now preparing to make him a regular first-teamer. .......Read the full article here
If you weren’t sure who Chuba Akpom was before, and to be honest I reckon there is a fair few out there that weren’t aware of him at Arsenal, then I’m sure after the way this pre-season tour of Asia has been going, then you will surely be aware of how talented this young striker really is. .......Read the full article here
The Areas in our Team that REALLY need Strengthening by Uche
Hello boys and girls. The 1st of June is here at last, and with that comes the eager anticipation of new signings at Arsenal. Up until now, we have managed to find excuses for the club’s lack of announcements of new signings because the transfer window has not officially opened. But once it is 12am on the 1st of June, we are officially allowed to rip into Arsene and the Arsenal Board if nothing is announced. .......Read the full article here
At the beginning of the season, it looked like Olivier Giroud would be a complete flop when he missed sitter after sitter in Arsenal first five or six games, but he is under the impression that he has settled in rather well for his first season, and he promises to improve even further in the next campaign. He said on Arsenal.com: “For me it’s a good season,”
“I’ve scored 17 times and got 10 assists. I’m happy with that statistic but I think I can improve my game and my relationship with my team-mates. .......Read the full article here
Yesterday I wrote an article discussing the change in dynamic of our forward line, prompted by the fact that unlike many previous years, goals are coming from multiple sources. The title and summation playfully asked whether we really needed a new striker. The question was somewhat tongue in cheek, but the main thrust of the article was that there is plenty to give us hope going in to next season. That being said, I don’t want it thought that we don’t read what you guys say, and there were some excellent points brought up that deserve a response. What’s the point of debate if it only goes one way, right? So let’s get started. .......Read the full article here
Sharing is caring; Arsenal’s high scoring forwards by DG
If I were to ask you which Premier League team has four players that have scored more than 10 league goals this season, which would you guess? Man Utd only have two – RVP and Rooney. Man City? Two – Dzeko and Aguero. Chelsea actually manage three, but only if we include Demba Ba’s goals for Newcastle in the first half of the season. No, the only team to hold that particular record is Arsenal. Walcott has 14, which is quite impressive considering he missed a large portion of the early season. Cazorla has popped up with 12 which is a fantastic return from midfield, especially in his first season at the club. As well as these, both Giroud and Podolski have now netted 11 times each in the league. Spoilt for choice? You better believe it. .......Read the full article here
There was great deal of excitement and expectation amongst Arsenal fans around this time last year, because we heard that Arsene Wenger had secured the transfer of the German international Lukas Podolski from Cologne. The 27-year old has enjoyed a pretty good first season with the Gunners, but there have been concerns over his fitness and rumours of a problem between him and Wenger.
This has mainly been because he is almost always substituted when he starts a game, or only brought in later when Arsenal are struggling. Wenger has been speaking about Podolski, who is likely to be the centre forward against Wigan in the absence of our other summer striker signing Olivier Giroud. .......Read the full article here
Are we trying to buy the wrong Man U striker!? by DG
If you buy any paper today you will be inundated with rumours, reports and speculation that Arsenal are set to launch a sensational bid for Wayne Rooney. If these reports are to be believed (and when did a tabloid paper ever get a transfer rumour wrong…) then Wenger will make a bid of £25 million pounds for the 27 year old. I have no doubt that Rooney would score a hatful of goals for Arsenal – he has always scored goals for United even when playing through one of his ‘off’ seasons. However, if we’re going to make a £25m bid for one of their strikers, should we really be looking at Rooney? .......Read the full article here
Attempts to keep Benteke away from Arsenal are unconvincing. by FD
Of all the players linked with a summer move to the Emirates, Benteke, the Aston Villa striker, is one of the more interesting. For a start, he’s demonstrated his ability to score goals in the Premiership. And he’s done that while playing in a struggling side so could surely do an even better job at Arsenal? .......Read the full article here
Podolski has had a rather mixed season, he started well but has been dropped to the bench lately as a result of Aaron Ramsey´s recent run of form meaning Carzola has been pushed wide. He has been deployed as a winger in everyone of our games except the one against Sunderland where he was largely ineffective. Wenger himself said recently that he could spearhead the attack but should he? Let´s take a look at the pros and cons. .......Read the full article here
Who would you rather have, Lewandowski or Jovetic? by KJ
Arsenal have struggled quite obviously in the striker department and although this is Giroud’s first season, he hasn’t been up to scratch and there have been calls for a new first choice striker and I agree. After Van Persie’s departure, we’ve struggled until recently to make the difference against well-drummed defences. I personally feel Lewandowski or Jovetic could aid this problem, but who? .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott thinks it is unfair that Arsene Wenger takes all the blame when the team loses as he is aware that it is the players’performances on the pitch that decide whether they win or lose.
Theo said: “If we don’t perform he always takes it back on himself, but at times it’s not fair because we’re the players that go out there and do it. He definitely lets us know when we are not performing though, which is the right way to do it. He’s a great manager and I’ve learned so much from him over the years. .......Read the full article here