We all know that lots of TV pundits and football experts just cannot bring themselves to see Arsenal as genuine title contenders. It is not necessarily due to any anti-Arsenal bias either, because most people really admire what Arsene Wenger has done and the attractive form for football the Gunners play.
Realistically, they have a point and it is because so often in recent years, Arsenal have come unstuck in the long battle that is the Premier League. Unlike most people seem to think, the problems have not usually been against the big clubs, but against the likes of Bolton and Stoke. We have been accused, with some justification, of having a soft centre, but those days seem to be over. .......Read the full article here
31st December 2013. Hasn’t the year gone quick? Another season has begun and reached its midway point and for the first time in years, success seems to be an option for Arsenal. However without getting too carried away, the next calendar year is sure to be definitive for Arsenal and where the club’s near future lies. .......Read the full article here
I haven’t always been an Arsenal fan. I started watching football at 12 or 13 years of age. I enjoyed watching Arsenal play so I followed them when I could. The day I truly became a gunner wasn’t the day Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane or when Henry scored that absolute beauty against Man United…. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have done brilliantly so far this season. After scraping fourth place again last season, signing no players in the summer and losing the opening game of the Premier League at home to Aston Villa, not many expected to see the Gunners sitting with a five point gap of the top of the table.
So from calls for Arsene Wenger to step down, the Frenchman’s stock is as high as it has been for years. The club has been trying to get the boss to sign an extension to his current contract, which runs out at the end of the season. But Wenger has resisted so far and, according to a Mirror report, it was because of the Champions League and whether he could steer Arsenal through the minefield of the toughest of all the groups. .......Read the full article here
I am sure that Arsene Wenger does not want his Arsenal players to start thinking about winning the Premier League title in May. He will want them all to keep their eye on the prize, yes, in order to spur them on, but they cannot start looking any further than the next game.
So it is great to hear the Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny feeling confident about the team’s ability to win the title, in a Mirror report, while dismissing talks about it in preference for concentrating on the game against Hull City at the Emirates on Wednesday. .......Read the full article here
Following Arsenal’s flying start to the new season, there is a very optimistic and confident mood among those involved with the club. Although there are still many critics complaining about squad depth, there is a genuine belief among most supporters that this will be the year that things change for the good at the Emirates. While many are just hoping for an end to the club’s infamous eight-year trophy drought, there are also those who believe Arsene Wenger’s side can acheive much more this campaign. .......Read the full article here
It seems as though the Arsenal midfielder and stand-in captain Mikel Arteta does not lack any confidence in his young Arsenal side. The Spaniard seems to be of the opinion that the squad he currently leads is very capable of challenging for silverware this season.
Arsenal have not won a trophy since clinching the 2005 FA Cup in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Manchester United but the Gunners’ stand-in skipper firmly believes that the current squad is good enough to finally end the North London side’s eight-year trophy drought.
Speaking to Sky Spots, Arteta said: “For me the satisfying thing is not to prove people wrong, it’s to be where we are (top of the Premier League) and do the things the way we want to do them. .......Read the full article here
Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klopp have proved that they know what it takes to win, so it is great to hear their thoughts on Arsenal. Both managers have been talking about the Gunners, and they are seriously impressed by what they have seen so far this season. So much so that both men have declared that Arsenal have a great chance of winning the Premier League or the Champions League this season. .......Read the full article here
Per Mertesacker turned 29 a couple of weeks ago, and the Arsenal defender is understandably impatient to add more silverware to his personal trophy cabinet. Playing for one of the best and biggest clubs in the world, as well as one the most successful nations in football, the German international has every reason to expect some. .......Read the full article here
So it seems that many footballing fans, pundits, experts and so on are somewhat astounded to see Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. Although without trying to get ahead of ourselves, I have taken the liberty to highlight exactly what has changed over the last twelve months for such a resurgence. .......Read the full article here
I have pinched myself so many times this morning that my arm is starting to look like a footballer’s sleeve tattoo. Arsenal fans are not used to this, but things really are going as well as they have for many a long year. The fact that Arsenal are sitting proudly at the top of the Premier League table is good, but being there with the most injury problems in the league is pretty remarkable. .......Read the full article here
A lot of arsenal fans were actually fine with Arsenal dropping out of the league cup in the first round against W.B.A. I believe that’s mainly because we really looked tired against Stoke and some players needed a rest, but there’s more to this win than just good experience for the youngsters. First of all, some players needed a game and they got one. Monreal, Arteta, Vermaelen and even Bendtner added some good game time to their names. A lot of youngsters got some nice game time too and the finishing from Eisfeld was pretty neat! .......Read the full article here