‘The Ox’ should ALWAYS start for Arsenal! by GunnerJack
When fit and well Chambo has got to start for Arsenal. And why is that?
The reason is that he is the only regular player in our midfield who has the power and accuracy to shoot from OUTSIDE the box and so add variety to our attack. As you will read below later a couple of our greatest enemies think this ability is vital.
Of course Poldi can also shoot and so can Mikel but I do not regard them as regulars. Mikel is also usually asked to play a more defensive role for us than with Everton (maybe people who criticise him should not forget that). .......Read the full article here
What is it with modern day footballers? They all seem to want to play in the centre of the park. What happened to all the dashing wide players of yore? Nowadays it’s as if players are trying to stay as far away from the pitch side fans as possible. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal haven’t had an easy time during the last few seasons, big players have left, captains have left two seasons in a row and every time a new season starts we find ourselves scratching our heads at why we have made another profit during the transfer window – and how we can possibly move forward like this?
I may not usually be an optimist when it comes to Arsenal but in time I think the British players we have in our team will learn to gel properly and create a core to the team that will become unrivalled in world football. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal should use The Ox, Podolski and Walcott as strikers. Leave Podolski as CF because Ox and Walcott are much better suited on the wings, they can use their speed more effectively. Let’s not forget, Ox is ambi-dexterous, so if he wants to cut in and have a shot, he can. He can cross equally well with his left foot. .......Read the full article here
The remaining matches of the season are all set to be nail biting stuff. We need to continue to win and Tottenham and Chelsea need to lose some. Next Tuesday is a very tough match with Everton, and here are my thoughts and I just wanted to see what people think.
After the midweek game against Montepellier, I had said that I was far from impressed. The team was static, lacked pace and had no penetration. The two goals we scored in the second half only masked what was otherwise a very mid-table performance. This is one of the slowest, most cumbersome Arsenal sides I’ve ever seen. Unless Walcott, Wilshere, Diaby or Arshavin (if you go by his masterclass against Reading) are playing, the team has no cutting edge and seems too laboured and ponderous. We’ve witnessed the same performance again today against a very average Villa side. Anyway, let’s analyse the performance of the following players: .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has been injured for nearly the whole of his Arsenal career, but since his return at the beginning of the season he has been a revelation for the team and we were all looking forward to another Man-Of-The-Match performance against Chelsea yesterday.
But the Frenchman only lasted 17 minutes of the match before being taken off and replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Wenger’s early prognosis is that he has a “muscular strain” and will be out for a “minimum three weeks”. Knowing Wenger’s awful record of predicting the return of players from injury perhaps we can expect a much longer period on the treatment table? .......Read the full article here
If there’s one thing Arsenal have never been short of over the last couple of years is talented youths and Serge Gnabry falls into the category without a doubt.
Arsene Wenger has even gone so far as to hail the youth starlet as Arsenal’s future.
The Arsenal boss admitted that the Germany youth international could even play for Arsenal’s first team as soon as this season. The starlet moved for Stuttgart last summer and has caught Wenger’s eye with a series of exceptional performances at under 18 and under21 level. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal to offer Oxlade-Chamberlain new contract by AM
It looks like Arsenal have finally learnt from their mistakes of waiting for the last year in a player’s contract to open negotiations over an extension. Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to offer his prized asset Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a new improved contract. .......Read the full article here
Although Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is very busy with Arsenal transfer business this week, we still have the small matter of a difficult away game at Stoke on Sunday which needs to be addressed, and thankfully there are not many new injuries to report after the bore-draw with Sunderland.
Laurent Koscielny missed the game and it looks like he hasn’t recovered from his calf injury yet. Wenger said: “He will not be back. But he should definitely be back next week. So he should play in the game after Stoke.” .......Read the full article here
Millions and millions of people across the world will now get the chance to see and admire Alex Oxlade Chamberlain as he debuts as one of the faces of the Premier League along with Manchester City’s Joe Hart and will join Barcelona’s Lionel Messi on the cover of the latest edition of Fifa to be released later this year. .......Read the full article here
The inevitable has happened once again and Arsenal has been weakened by the lack of fitness of our players as they prepare for the new season. But with the meaningless international friendlies lined up for this week we can hopefully take into account that Arsene Wenger may have exaggerated a couple of them to get them out of international duty ahead of the opening game against Sunderland.