The young English midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that yesterday’s defeat at Stoke could have been avoided if only the Arsenal strikers hadn’t missed their chances to take the lead in the first half.
“We have to be prepared for it,” Wilshere said on Sky Sports. “We know what to expect when we come here, it’s going to be a tough game, we have to fight and win second balls and then we have to take the opportunities when they come.
When Mikel Arteta decided to join Arsenal from Everton in August 2011, it was probably with the hope that he would add to the medals he won in Scotland as part of the Rangers team. Unfortunatley for the Spaniard, that has not happened yet, although he is closer this season than ever.
But there were other reasons as well, which have worked out for him. Champions League football, for instance, has been a regular for Arsenal’s vice-captain. Those big nights are what footballers dream of, but those dreams can soon turn to nightmare’s if you get heavily beaten every time. .......Read the full article here
It is quite often the case that Arsenal fans are fuming, disappointed and looking for answers after a poor performance or result. Often, however, the explanation given by the manager leaves the fans even more cheesed off. As yesterday’s disaster progressed, many fans were wondering what sort of excuse Arsene Wenger would come out with this time, but the Frenchman was uncharacteristically frank after the game. .......Read the full article here
Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal. That is the score line as I write this blog and Liverpool are absolutely destroying us at their home. I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t want to watch this game anymore but since I am bent on blogging about it, I must endure this torture to the end. After all, we are all quick to say we are gunners till death. So I will struggle to see this game through, even if I end up being hospitalized afterwards. .......Read the full article here
There is a lot of nervousness among Arsenal fans at the minute. Hardly surprising really, with pundits like Michael Owen and Jamie Redknapp constantly predicting doom, disaster and a sudden slide down the Premier League. Tough fixtures are coming, they say, and how will Arsenal’s weakling squad devoid of talent possibly cope with this? Hopefully the same way we have coped with it already this season, by winning games and staying on top of the Premier League and staying in the cup competitions. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are in one of those situations again today when they can ratchet up the pressure on the main rivals to the Premier League crown. The Gunners face an away game against Southampton this evening, knowing that a win will open up a four point gap over Manchester City and five over Chelsea, with those two not playing until tomorrow.
Man City, especially, could be feeling serious pressure when they travel to White Hart Lane to face a resurgent Tottenham. The media seem to think that it is Arsenal who will wilt under the pressure as the season wears on, but our French international right back thinks it is exactly the opposite. The fact that the Gunners are being written off, according to Bacary Sagna, is actually keeping the pressure off Arsenal and putting it on our rivals. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s underdog status to work in our favour? by Ash
Arsenal have led the Premier League title race for the majority of the season so far, with the Gunners only being knocked off top spot on a few occasions. Having gone into the New Year in top spot there is a lot of confidence that Arsenal can go all the way, however despite this a lot of the media still believes it’s simply too difficult for the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal came through a really tough game at Newcastle with a vital win. Not only did that re-establish the Gunners’ title credentials by putting them back at the top of the table, according to Arsene Wenger, the manner of the performance showed that his young guns now have the maturity and mental strength to keep up the title push. .......Read the full article here
Hoping Arsenal have a better end to 1st half of the season by Uma
Like every football match, the 1st half shows your intent to the game and whether you are in it for a win, loss or draw. How you approach the game in the 1st half determines to a great extent the result you get from the game. Arsenal’s 1st half so far has been a great one (especially on the pitch), with plenty of intent and determination to get a good result by the time the final whistle sounds. It has got the fans smiling and given us something to brag about (and for the 1st time in a while I can let my voice be heard here in Nigeria when other fans are bragging, I keep telling them this is present and at present my team is on top). .......Read the full article here
After a couple of slightly below par performances for Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey was back with a bang against Liverpool yesterday, proving that his scoring skills are here to stay. The Welshman has not been poor, but we have come to expect so much from him, that when his standards dropped back to that of a mere mortal, people started wondering whether his great start to the season was just a temporary purple patch. .......Read the full article here
It was vitally important that Arsenal won against Premier League strugglers, to keep up the momentum of the title challenge and at the same time bounce straight back from a rare defeat. The Gunners did that, but it was a much more difficult game than most of us expected. The points were secured, though, and it is one more small step for Arsenal on the quest to become champions of England again.
Maybe the manner of the win was not that important; it was nothing like the demolition of Napoli or the silky and fluent attacking play that saw off Norwich, or maybe the fact that Arsenal won while not playing very well actually is significant. .......Read the full article here
Unlike some of the players who have walked out on Arsenal in recent years, the reason for Cesc Fabregas’ departure was not about money or the failure of the Gunners to win a trophy since the 2005 FA cup final. The plain truth is that Cesc would never have left his hometown club Barcelona in the first place if he was not concerned about the progress of his career. .......Read the full article here