After eight years without a trophy, it is quite understandable that Arsenal fans have become frustrated and desperate to win another. When you consider this is the same club that just 10 years won the Premier League title, becoming the first, and still the only, side to do it without losing a single match, eight years without even a measly league cup is just not good enough.
Wenger’s Passion by Ash
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised a lot in recent years, as it seemed ever more likely that we would not regain glory under his management, however many fans are forgetting what he has done for the club during his 17 year reign, as well as the figure he represents the club as.
There is a strange feeling around Arsenal Football Club at the minute, especially among the players. It is an unusual sensation, characterised by being able to sleep soundly at night without waking up in a cold sweat after having a nightmare about being chased by a crazed potato(or spud) down the Seven Sisters road.
This long forgotten feeling is called confidence, and it seems to be contagious. The latest Gunner to be overtaken with this confidence knows a thing or two about big games and pressure, having won 90 caps for the German national team, but strangely he has only got one winners medal, from the German cup final of 2009. Our Big F**king German has been runner up in the Bundesliga, the Uefa cup, the German cup and at Euro 2008, so he knows all about disappointment.
What can Arsenal Fan’s expect from this new Era at the Club? by Josh09
So what does a new era at Arsenal really mean, well Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis came out quickly in an interview shortly after the premier league season was over, answering questions on Arsenal’s financial situation at the current time, and the views and plans to take the club forward and win trophies. During this long waited interview Gazidis also braved the ‘million dollar question’ to answer to the question on Arsenal’s transfer plans, opening the door for big transfer fees and extravagant wages.
The Arsenal Bus is coming by JT
Being a Londoner there is nothing more frustrating than public transport, especially buses. You find yourself waiting absolutely ages, and then three come along at once. But you wait at the bus stop because you have faith that eventually one will arrive, and you believe that the TFL couldn’t be so cruel as to discontinue the bus service just as you get there. This feeling is also symptomatic of an Arsenal fan in my opinion. We wait ages, close to eight years for that beloved trophy or those stellar players to walk through the door. Now it appears that a lot of us are starting to cut our losses and are ever nearing that tube station, but I would advise all of you to reconsider.
Bayern Rebuffed by Ash
Wilshere has announced something that will give all Arsenal fans a sigh of relief after small reports speculated that perhaps Arsenal could lose one of their star players once again this summer. However this time around the player in question, Jack Wilshere was quick to diminish reports stating; “Obviously, I’m flattered. How can you not be? They’re the best team in Europe, but I’m an Arsenal player and I just signed a new deal. So right now all I’m focusing on is the upcoming season.”
What Koscielny said was Right! by AH
After Koscienly’s comments yesterday some Arsenal fans seem to be getting on his back. Saying that no player is bigger than the club and he should focus on doing his job as a footballer rather than talking about our business.
Now I agree and disagree with what fans are saying.
ARSENE.. DO WHAT YOU DO BEST… by MR
This article wouldn’t be a pleasing sight for most of the Arsenal fans here. I would have come up with some extremely horrifying comments if this was some one else’s writing. But in all fairness, I pondered over the plight of Arsenal and the Premier league and couldn’t resist sharing them with you. May be a different perspective, or may be something that you have been reading again and again, now that the transfer window (or peep hole for the gunners) is about to be wide open any time now.
Arsene Wenger is the man for Arsenal By CJ
Many people recently have criticized Arsene Wenger and his transfer policies, they say he is too stubborn and won’t sign the players that Arsenal need. I used to agree with this opinion however after watching us finish fourth last weekend, I still think Arsene Wenger is the man for us. Dont get me wrong i certainly dont believe that 4th place is the limit for Arsenal but now we have a springboard that many of our competitors dont have. You look at the landscape of the premier league next year and we are in very good shape. We have something that no other club near us have – long term managerial and financial stability. Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City all are going to have new managers, we have a manager that knows how this works and has guided to Champions League football year after year.
Arsenal’s 5 month form shows huge potential by DG
I’ve mentioned in a couple of previous articles that our form at the tail end of last season was incredibly impressive. However, it goes back a little further than that. On the 1st December last year, we welcomed high flyers Swansea to the Emirates. Up to this game, we had played 14 games and were sitting in 7th position on 21 points. The game was terrifying to watch, as Swansea and particularly the magnificent Michu picked us apart to win 2-0. The result left us with a record of W 5 D 6 L 4, and we were in 10th place. Some of clubs ahead of us at that time included the footballing behemoths Stoke and West Ham.
The Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis yesterday gave his usual rousing speech about Arsenal aiming to win trophies next season, not simply aim for the Top Four. He has vowed to back Arsene Wenger in the transfer market to give the Gunners the toools to win trophies.
With the renewals of season tickets set to begin today, Gazidis said: “It is important to reiterate that for everyone at the Club, qualification for the Champions League is not our ultimate ambition. Our majority owner Mr Kroenke has made it clear that while it’s an achievement to make the Champions League our ultimate objective is to win the major trophies. We all share that clear ambition and will be driving the Club forward to achieve it. Arsène and I have already been planning what we need to do to strengthen so we are better placed next season.
Well done Arsenal. Now the serious work begins… by FD
As the dust settles on another Premier League campaign, Arsenal fans can look back on a satisfying final third of the season. While it may have been a little strange watching the celebrations of the Arsenal players at winning fourth place, with memories of the Invincibles still etched in our minds, we shouldn’t begrudge them their plaudits. The turnaround since the derby defeat has been remarkable, and gives the team a defensive stability to build on for next season.