We need continued focus in both the EPL and in the FA cup! by Ash
I have seen countless people say that Arsenal should forget the Premier League and just focus on the FA Cup now, however this is most certainly not the right approach to take.
After witnessing yet another high scoring disaster against Chelsea at the weekend, I think our title hopes are certainly dead and buried now, even if Vermaelen wishes to say otherwise. Seven points behind the leaders, whilst Liverpool and Manchester City continue to stride forward, I think the most we can aim for is third place at least. Although I think fourth is more a reality, Arsenal still don’t have it easy and we cannot afford to give up on the Premier League and put all our efforts into an FA Cup trophy instead. .......Read the full article here
Lucky, lucky Arsenal by Sam P
First of all, let me make it clear that Arsenal have not had a lucky season! Injuries, cup draws and refereeing decisions have consistently been against us and the weight of all that has finally told. But maybe the football gods have got bored of kicking us and Arsene Wenger around because, as bad as it seems now, Arsenal have a couple of big reasons to feel lucky. .......Read the full article here
You cannot blame Tomas Rosicky for being upbeat after smashing a glorious winning goal for Arsenal. The early strike seasled a third win over the north London rivals and propelled the Gunners back above Man City into third and back into a realistic title race.
There is a long way to go, of course, with nine Premier League games left, but the 33-year old match winner was full of confidence that Arsenal would keep up with our rivals and take the challenge to become champions of England all the way to the finishing line, as reported by the Daily Mail. .......Read the full article here
Sagna’s lack of movement suggests he will almost certainly be off! by Ash
Arsenal have so far convinced Per Mertesacker, Tomas Rosicky to extend their contracts, and seemingly verbally agreed with the likes of Ramsey, Cazorla and Arsene Wenger himself; however one name that continues to elude the Gunners is French international right back, Bacary Sagna. In today’s Daily Mail, it is reported that more talks are planned but the £20 million package may be just too much and other clubs like Inter Milan are circling the Emirates like vultures. .......Read the full article here
I think it is safe to say that for Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season, we need the sort of defensive performance that Earned all three points against Tottenham week in, week out. Goals win games, of course, but when you only need to score one it is so much easier.
With players like Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott unavailable, Arsenal have lost a great deal of their attacking prowess, so I think that we could be seeing quite a few more 1-0 to the Arsenals before the end of the season. Mertesacker and Koscielny were simply immense today, and with Flamini marshalling the troops in front of them we are very hard to break down. Szczesny had a moment yesterday, but in general he has cut those out and has become very reliable. .......Read the full article here
I wrote an article yesterday about Arsenal needing Man City to beat Hull City in order to put pressure om Chelsea, and it could hardly have worked any better. A stuttering performance from the Blues which ended up with Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Willian being sent off as Aston Villa grabbed all three points.
Not only does this bring Chelsea right back into the reach of the Gunners, it also weakens them for next weekend’s clash between the two Premier League rivals. Mourinho will not be allowed to communicate with his players and Ramires, who won them the game with his cheating antics last season, will not be able to play. And with Willian out, the decision to sell Juan Mata to Man United is not looking too clever. .......Read the full article here
Adebayor convinced Spurs can take advantage of Arsenal in the NLD!
Emmanuel Adebayor, once loved by the Arsenal supporters, now probably one of the club’s most hated players currently in the game, will again face up against his former side whilst featuring for Arsenal’s biggest rivals in the North London Derby. .......Read the full article here
It has been a somewhat disappointing season for Santi Cazorla. The little Spaniard, who was voted as Player of the Year by the Arsenal fans in his debut season, has not quite managed to hit the same heights this time around. Cazorla has had plenty of problems to contend with, though.
He has had injuries disrupting his season and has had to make way for the club record signing Mesut Ozil, but has struggled to really find his best form. I know it is a little harsh, almost like the criticism that Lionel Messi has been getting this year, but when you set really high standards, that is what you are judged by. .......Read the full article here
Get ready Gunners, it is competition time again. As well as celebrating a historic Arsenal treble over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, you could be celebrating a historic win in the famous Just Arsenal t-shirt competition by predicting three things about tomorrow’s game at White Hart Lane.
For those of you who have just returned fr4om an expedition down the Amazon river, the rules are that you make the following three predictions in the comments section below:
A. The final result
B. The first player to score for Arsenal
C. The timing of the first goal for either side .......Read the full article here
It is no exaggeration to say that every game is like a cup-final now for Arsenal. In fact, one of them could actually be a cup-final as long as the Gunners do not mess it up against Wigan at the start of April. Before that, however, Arsenal have the small matter of March to get through and our Big F**king German reckons that the next four Premier League games will make or break the title race for Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
There is no love lost between Arsenal and Tottenham fans and all of the players and staff at both clubs know just how important it is to win the bragging rights in north London. But after a less than cordial relationship between Arsene Wenger and his opposite numbers Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas, the current Spurs boss and Wenger have been showing much more class.
Tim Sherwood will probably not have done himself any favours with the spuds faithful, but a Footytube video shows him being very complimentary about Wenger in his press conference ahead of the derby. .......Read the full article here
The thing about momentum is, like confidence and a good reputation, it takes some time to build up but can vanish in a split second. Arsenal have all three of these things at the minute and, if used correctly, they could mean that the Gunners’ title challenge is far from over, despite the seven point gap to Jose Mourinho and Chelsea.
What is absolutely vital now for Arsenal is a derby win at White Hart Lane on Sunday. We always want to win there, but it doesn’t happen that often. In fact, the last time we did the double over them in a season was 2007-08. Before that it was the year we last won a trophy. We need to do it again this year, or else we can kiss the Premier League crown goodbye. .......Read the full article here