No one at Arsenal was under any illusion that pulling off a repeat of last season’s Champions League win in Munich would be easy. In fact it would be close to a miracle, even though the Gunners did it before. We have to realise that Bayern took their eye off the ball a bit last time and we took advantage well.
Another blistering performance from the Germans at the weekend, in which they beat a pretty good Wolfsburg 6-1 away from home, shows that Pep Guardiola has made Bayern even stronger. They also seem relentless in their quest to be the first team to defend the European cup in it’s new format. .......Read the full article here
Like most Arsenal fans, I have no great love or affection for the former Manchester United hardman Roy Keane. But Patrick Vieira’s erstwhile foe is pretty entertaining as a TV pundit. He may say some of his comments to deliberately inflame the viewers, but he was spot on about Tottenham some weeks back when he said they will always let you down.
Surprisingly enough, that sentiment was echoed yesterday by the Tottenham manager, and Arsenal fan, Tim Sherwood. I have rarely seen a man so beaten down by the inadequacies of his players and he pulled no punches in his post-match interview. It was comedy gold for Arsenal fans, as Sherwood basically told the spuds fans to stop dreaming of a top four finish because it simply is not going to happen. .......Read the full article here
Some interesting news this morning is being reported that the Tottenham director Daniel Levy has gazumped Arsenal’s deal with Ian Broomfield, despite a verbal agreement with the Gunners having been confirmed.
The ex-Spurs and QPR head scout even released a statement a week ago saying: “The opportunity to work for Arsene Wenger at one of Europe’s top clubs, like Arsenal, was too good to turn down.
Well Arsenal fans, we are into the last 10 Premier League games of the season. The Gunners had a fantastic first half of the campaign but have dropped off a bit in recent weeks. We are sitting in third place, four behind current leaders Chelsea and behind second placed Liverpool on goal difference. Man City are behind us but will leapfrog Arsenal if they win their games in hand.
So we are looking up obviously, having a strong finish and putting pressure on our rivals, but at the same time, we are just six points ahead of Tottenham who are our next opponents. Arsenal.com have compiled stats to show how the Gunners tend to do in the last 10 games and it is pretty encouraging. .......Read the full article here
It was very worrying for Arsenal fans to see three more players added to the injury list in the last couple of games. The fact that two of them, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal, were both left backs was even worse, especially as Thomas Vermaelen, who can play there as well as in the centre, was still unavailable. So of course the third player, Laurent Koscielny, had to be a defender as well. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are under no illusions about the sixe of the task ahead of them if they are to progress to the next round of the Champions League. Going to the home of the strongest team in Europe, if not the world, needing to score two goals and not concede just to earn an extra 30 minutes is a mountain of Everest proportions.
And the fact that the return leg in Munich comes just three days after the Gunners host Everton in the quarter-final of the FA cup, and face three huge Premier League games against Tottenham, Chelsea and Man City after Bayern, has convinced former Arsenal boss George Graham that the best thing to do would be to forget about Europe. .......Read the full article here
After Arsenal spectacularly came apart against Liverpool on Saturday, a lot of fans feel that our title challenge is looking pretty dicey. Even though the Gunners are still just one point behind league leaders Chelsea, the game at Anfield has really knocked our confidence.
And with tough games coming up in order to stay in the FA cup and the Champions League, there is every chance that Arsenal fans may have to go yet another year without any trophy to celebrate, which would be a bitter pill to swallow. .......Read the full article here
Hello gooners. Since I discovered this blog roughly ten months ago, it’s been like an addiction. I could visit it seven or more times daily. And the reason is simple. I bleed and breathe Arsenal. Presently, I am thrilled that we are top of the league and looking strong, despite what that bench-warmer, Michael Owen, would have you believe. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans have certainly had their money’s worth out of their north London rivals this year. From the start of the season when a collective madness took over the world of football and people started tipping the spuds as dark horses for the title because they had spent some money, things have gone into what AVB would call a `downward spiral`. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have played some brilliant football this season, but it is not possible to do it in every game. It is lovely to watch the flowing style on show against Tottenham on Saturday, but I think we all agree that the most important thing was beating our north London rivals and getting into the next round of the FA cup.
Just like in the Premier League, the thing that really matters is taking all three points. In a long and difficult season, the teams that can find a way to do that, even when not at their best, are usually the ones who end up lifting the big trophy at the end of the season. Like Manchester United last time, who most agree were far from their best but somehow kept picking up the points. .......Read the full article here
It all worked out brilliantly for Arsenal in the FA cup yesterday, with a thumping win against local rivals Tottenham. And the fact that Arsene Wenger was able to, or got away with, resting a couple of players was a real bonus.
When the draw for the third round was made, it was the last thing the Gunners needed, but getting through to the next round without a replay now makes the draw look great and will give an already confident bunch of players an extra lift. And Arsenal have finally got a bit of luck with the draw for the next round, a home tie against lowly Coventry City. .......Read the full article here
It was a fantastic moment for Arsenal fans as Theo Walcott gave it to the Tottenham fans with a huge cheesy grin on his face. Some people may have thought it was a bit out of order and if his two raised fingers had been turned the other way round, he would have been in for the same punishment meted out to Jack Wilshere after the Man City game. .......Read the full article here