May 21, 2013 by
Every year we report the Arsenal players that really have to be taken off the wage bill to make room for some players that actually are capable of competing for First XI places. This time around we have a chance to make big inroads into disposing of these deadwoods and freeing up a good amount of wages to invest in star players.
I sincerely doubt that any Arsenal fan will disagree with even one player on the list, and I will explain the reasons for any that are on the borderline. Here we go: .......Read the full article here
May 18, 2013 by
Wenger drops hint about bringing in top, top, top, players
The war of words has been raging ahead of this Sunday’s make or break, last-day round of Premiership matches. We’ve had to endure reading and listening to an endless stream of pundits with their various predictions about which north London team will hold their nerve and claim the coveted fourth Champions League spot.
In the battle of words between managers, the Arsenal boss is coming across the better, not least because AVB’s forecasting credentials have yet to recover after he suggested, following the derby match, that Arsenal were in a negative spiral. Yeah. Given our form since then, I think we’d take a season-long negative spiral like that! .......Read the full article here
May 09, 2013 by
Arsenal must not settle for average by FD
These should be exciting times for all Arsenal followers. Yes, I know there’s that small matter of having to win our final two Premiership matches, but that detail aside, we’ll be entering a summer with, by all accounts, a healthy transfer coffer, and a realistic chance of attracting some prime footballing talent to The Emirates. Even allowing for competition from the traditional big spenders, there are dozens of potential targets whose presence could certainly enhance a team that, let’s face it, is currently only just good enough to merit a top four place. .......Read the full article here
May 07, 2013 by
What should Arsenal expect to achieve next season? by FD
Like any Arsenal fan, I’m all too aware of how many seasons we’ve gone without adding to our silverware collection. That minor detail hasn’t prevented me from approaching each new campaign with a feeling of optimism – well, OK, perhaps last year’s RVP defection dampened those sunny spirits a little.
But I believe the success we’ve enjoyed, especially in the first flush of the Wenger Era, has instilled an expectation in the minds of most Arsenal fans. It’s not arrogance that leads us to associate our club with the giants of Europe – we’ve consistently held a place in the Top 6 EUFA rankings – it’s the belief that a standard has been set. Arsenal belong in that category. .......Read the full article here
April 10, 2013 by
There are lots of interesting quotes about Arsenal flying around this morning and one of them is from the Gunners legendary goalkeeper David Seaman, who thinks that Arsenal are in a great run of form, but worries that they may not be able to perform consistently enough with this batch of players that are changed every year.
Seaman remembers the good old times when Arsenal were always title challengers. He said: “Almost every year we were winning things. I have got nine winners’ medals and quite a few runners-up ones as well and to see what is happening now is so frustrating,” .......Read the full article here
April 04, 2013 by
Is a top four finish a path to success? by Freezy
In short, the answer is no. Nowadays there is something bigger than the allure of Champions League football; money. Arsenal can’t claim that getting in the top four will allow us the chance to sign amazing players when we’ve been doing it for years yet still lost the likes of Nasri, Adebayor and most recently Van Persie, with no thought of a like for like replacement. .......Read the full article here
April 02, 2013 by
Summer Signing With A Dose of Reality by Jules
Over the last few months browsing this site have seen ample articles on who Arsenal should buy and who we should sell and so forth, so many I felt inclined to write one of my own, with a touch of cautious realism that other Gunners seem to be throwing into the wind. The most obvious and decisive variable regarding which players we attain in the summer is where we finish in the league table, if some of the targets we have highlighted over the course of the season were far-fetched when we could offer Europe’s elite club competition, imagine the likelihood of landing Hummels, Gotze, Isco and Jovetic with only a Europa League cup run to offer. With that said however, irrespective of where we finish come May there are many players that must be sold or released. If Arsenal is the sinking ship that the media want to portray it to be then it is most certainly the amount of deadwood taking huge amounts of money on a weekly basis that is drowning us. .......Read the full article here
February 25, 2013 by
70 Million To Spend? I’ll Believe When I see it by Dan Smith
Last Saturday against Blackburn was further testament to the lack of character and leaders Arsenal have compared to their top 4 rivals, 3 days later we saw just how far we are behind Europe’s elite, highlighted by the ease Bayern Munich beat us at the Emirates.
For 8 years Arsenal have listened to the jam tomorrow formula, there have been near misses, finals lost, league winning positions thrown away. Arsenal fans were told the squad would be stronger for the near misses, then it was “wait a couple of years for this player to develop”, “if only Van Persie had stayed fit”, “wait for the financial fair play rules to kick in”, etc. Given Arsene Wenger’s ot used to. .......Read the full article here
February 13, 2013 by
“Fabregasted!” by The Redneck Gooner
I grow weary at the constant deluge of “stories” and “reports” of potential signings this summer. I also grow weary of the seemingly endless gullibility of the Arsenal faithful in believing said stories, yet this is hardly not understandable. We have a very basic psychological need as human beings – to be comforted. When we watch the Gunners week in and week out struggling in various areas around the pitch, where we the fans viewing from afar see the “obvious” need for better personnel, we become disheartened. .......Read the full article here
January 31, 2013 by
Can Champions League qualification realistically be regarded as a 5th trophy? By Max Tomlin
Arsene Wenger has placed large precedence on securing a top four finish in the Premier League, which would provide Champions League football for the following year (unless of course someone out of the top four wins the Champions league). With many seeing the Champions league as the pinnacle of club footballing achievement, and some even suggesting that the quality of this tournament outweighs that of the World and European championships, it is no wonder that a top four finish is so sought after in the modern game. .......Read the full article here
January 30, 2013 by
Is wenger scared to spend the clubs money ? By BN
With the transfer window on the verge of shutting and no business being done by Arsene, could it be he is scared to spend Arsenal’s money in case he gets it wrong again? Just for a bit of fun I’ve picked a team of Wenger howlers, if you can add any players please do and of course I know about the good signings he has made as well……
Richard Wright 6m
Jeffers 8m .......Read the full article here
January 27, 2013 by
Being Realistic – By LmFaO
Let’s take a realistic look at the January Transfer Window. To start off with, Arsenal were looking in serious need of some firepower. Some real quality players. Many players were linked with Us over the last few weeks. Some of them being Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Adrian Lopez, Fernando Llorente, Edinson Cavani, David Villa, Mario Gotze, Stevan Jovetic, Mats Hummels and the list goes on… After a disastrous start to the month, the fans were screaming on top of their voice for some new signings, but to no avail. .......Read the full article here