As if the football at the weekend was not bad enough for Arsenal fans, someone has decided to pour salt and vinegar into our open wounds. The American John W. Henry who owns Liverpool has pretty much admitted that Arsenal’s attempt to sign Luis Suarez in the summer should have been successful, but they just decided not to honour the terms of the contract.
We all know about the strange sounding bid of 40 million and one pound, which turned into a bit of a joke, with Liverpool taking the high ground and accusing us of bad and disrespectful behaviour. We had to put up with snide comments from Mr. Henry and his attack dog, Brenda, but it now turns out that the Gunners were in the right all along. .......Read the full article here
The speculation about Arsenal and the striker situation is not going to go away anytime soon. Even if the young French striker Yaya Sanogo and Olivier Giroud score 10 goals each before the end of the season, Arsene Wenger is expected to strengthen his striking options in the summer.
One player who is regularly linked with a move to the Emirates, Loic Remy, did his chances no harm at the weekend. The 27-year old’s well taken late winner put him on 12 goals from 22 Premier League games and his almost single-handedly keeping his team in the running for a Europa League place. .......Read the full article here
For Arsenal Football Club, the fans and Arsene Wenger, the main thing that mattered yesterday was winning the game and progressing to the next round of the FA cup. But with a huge and difficult game against Bayern Munich coming up at the Emirates and what looks like being a title race that goes to the wire, it was important to put in a good performance as well.
So when I heard what Brendan Rodgers said after the game, I was a bit miffed. He was understandably cheesed off about the penalty claim for Chamberlain’s challenge on Suarez, but the Liverpool boss gave Arsenal no credit whatsoever and declared that his team had been much the better and should have won. Is that fair? Were we just lucky? .......Read the full article here
What Arsenal need at this point of time is a big match player. Someone who can single-handedly keep you in a game. Okay why am I saying this at this point of time? To take some pressure off Ozil? Maybe. We keep blaming him for his disappearance in big games right? Okay now lets talk about some superstars who with their amazing skills and hard work have stolen millions of hearts across the globe. .......Read the full article here
You might think that Wojciech Szczesny would want to remember some of his past experiences against Liverpool, because they have been pretty good and are surely good for the young man’s confidence levels. Even this season, the Gunners are the only team to stop Suarez and Sturridge from scoring when they have started a league game together.
But our Polish international is a much more grounded and mature character this season and he is determined not to think about past performances and just make sure that the next one is just as good. The game at the Emirates produced one of his 11 clean sheets, the most in the Premier League, but Szczesny was not interested in talking too much about that. .......Read the full article here
Earlier this week I was suffering from real doubts about Arsenal and their trip to the northwest to face Liverpool tomorrow. Maybe it is because the constantly negative appraisal of the Gunners from the media has finally started to seep in and get to me, or maybe it is because Liverpool thrashed local rivals Everton 4-0 in their last home game.
Whatever the reason, it was just a passing phase and I am now confident that Arsene Wenger will get his tactics right and Arsenal will beat the scousers, just as we did at the Emirates in November. Yes they have got Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, but that didn’t help them much away to West Brom last weekend and Arsenal are much better than the Baggies. .......Read the full article here
Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
This is the start of the business end of the season for Arsenal in my opinion. We need to pick up maximum points this month to ensure we have a fighting chance going into the gruelling March fixture list. Liverpool at Anfield has been a good hunting ground of late with their last win against us there being in 2007. We have won our last two games there as well and you can expect the Gunners to have a good game there. .......Read the full article here
Despite the fact that Arsenal fans have their own song for the big French striker and the fact that the football media is full of praise for him and think he is one of the key players that have helped the Gunners get to the top of the table and stay there this season, some people just have no time for him. .......Read the full article here
What are Liverpool’s weaknesses? by KJ
It’s still a couple of days away but there’s a massive game coming up on Saturday and Arsenal will need to start a winning run against some of the bigger teams for the next 6 weeks if we are to stay in the title race. But the same was being said back in November and Liverpool were flying high then and could have taken top spot had they beaten us. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger is well aware that Luis Suarez is not a bad little player, having tried and failed to bring him to Arsenal in the summer. And he has been speaking about the controversial Uruguayan striker in the build up to the Gunners’ trip to face Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
In the interview, reported by Arsenal.com, the Frenchman played down any suggestion that he might try again to sign Suarez in the summer, preferring to concentrate on how Arsenal will go about doing the double over Brendan Rodgers. The Gunners are the only Premier League team to shut out the SAS pairing when they have started and doing so again would probably see us win the game. But keeping out the league’s most potent strike partnership is not going to be easy, so how do we do it? .......Read the full article here
Gunners Legend hopes Suarez doesn’t come back to haunt Arsenal! by Ash
As the Premier League season approaches the point where Arsenal have well passed the halfway mark and are very much nearing the final third of the season, things become a little clearer on who’s looking likely to win the Premier League or at least which clubs are set to be likely challengers. .......Read the full article here
Two depressing transfer windows by Twig
Never has the need for a striker been more obvious than now. Make no mistake, Giroud has done pretty well for us and has been as committed to the cause as everyone. He has scored some vital goals as well, take the goal against Newcastle for example. However, would Giroud be first choice in the current Man City? Second choice? Third? I don’t think so.
Personally, and maybe I’m the only one, the recent two windows have left me thoroughly disappointed. Wenger has made a number of weird decisions in both windows, you would think he’s the only one who makes an input in transfer decisions. Does he get advice at all? If yes does he take it? .......Read the full article here