Unlike some of the players who have walked out on Arsenal in recent years, the reason for Cesc Fabregas’ departure was not about money or the failure of the Gunners to win a trophy since the 2005 FA cup final. The plain truth is that Cesc would never have left his hometown club Barcelona in the first place if he was not concerned about the progress of his career.
Should Arsenal cut their losses? by Ricardo
Hello Gunners. We are all probably saturated in a large quantity of excitement at the moment. For those who are not getting part of the cake, get a knife and cut through it and you could get a reasonable share of it yourself. The feeling at the Emirates and all over the world amongst the Arsenal faithful has never been better. Everyone is happy.
Why shouldn’t we be? We have a great squad (including the talented Mesut Ozil), we are playing good football…some of the best we’ve seen in years, we are top of the Premier League and top of our Champions League group. Unbelievable really! That is why I say ‘everyone is happy’…well not “everyone”!
It has seemed to many Arsenal fans for some time now that the majority shareholder Stan Kroenke was more concerned about running Arsenal Football Club as a profitable business rather than a successful club on the pitch. An eight year wait for a trophy, while seeing the best players like Fabregas, Cole, Nasri and van Persie sold for one reason or another, did nothing to distract from this opinion.
Ozil recommends Bender to Arsenal! by Ash
Mesut Ozil may be playing his trade on the pitch with Arsenal at the moment, but it seems as if he also has a part to play off the pitch too, with the Daily Star today reporting that the new club record signing of £42.4 million has recommended to manager Arsene Wenger that the club should definitely look into attaining his German international teammate Lars Bender.
Arsene Wenger’s new body language By AondoaverK
I planned to submit this article yesterday morning but when I saw Bob’s write up `Wenger puts job on line if Arsenal win no trophies`, I said there was no point since he was already making the point I wanted to make. I changed my mind in the afternoon saying to myself; one additional opinion doesn’t hurt, even if it’s the same with the last speaker (sorry, writer) Just consider this an extension of the conversation.
Wenger doesn’t understand transfer values! by Ash
Arsene Wenger has always been a stubborn man when it comes to transfer windows with Arsenal because he has a strong reluctance to not only spend high amounts of money, but in fact just spend any money in the first place! Because of this he has often been heavily criticised, but Le Prof finally seems to have dropped the bombshell by admitting he doesn’t really understand the transfer market anymore.
Like many Arsenal fans, I cannot wait to see what the best signing of the summer, Mesut Ozil, will bring to the Gunners. The Germany international has a multitude of talents, but the one that most players and pundits seem to be focusing on is his ability to create chances and provide goal assists.
That is clearly good news for the Arsenal strikers Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski (when fit) and even Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo if they get to play. With Giroud’s new confidence and touch in front of goal, the French striker could well be about to set the Premier League alight. The Frenchman is currently tied at the top of the league scoring charts on three league goals with Benteke and Sturridge.
I know it is probably too early in the season to judge him properly, but with four goals in five games so far, Olivier Giroud has got off to a flying start and has got everybody talking about him. After another sublime finish from the big Frenchman gave the Gunners a great victory over Tottenham in the north London derby, is Giroud showing signs of becoming a world class striker?
Wilshere may have to reconsider Arsenal future! by Ash
A headline that will scare many and a day I thought would never come! And hopefully there never will be a day when Jack Wilshere transfers away from Arsenal, however a few concerns have begun to put some doubts into his mind. In the past Wilshere has said some pretty loyal things, such as “I don’t kiss the badge and leave” as well as stating he “promises to never leave Arsenal”, not to mention how distraught he was over Fabregas and Van Persie leaving the club. He is a true Gunner and we see that week in, week out with Wilshere, there isn’t any other way about it. However recent quotes suggest that the Arsenal downfall may have put some doubts into his mind over his Arsenal future.
When Olivier Giroud signed for Arsenal last summer, his arrival was not greatly anticipated by the fans, mainly because we had lost our captain and top scorer Robin van Persie to Manchester United. Although we were told that Giroud was not really meant to fill the Dutchman’s boots, it was hard not to compare the two.
It took Giroud around six weeks of the season to get off the mark in the Premier League, and the pressure was beginning to affect his confidence and all round play. In the end, his figures for the season were okay, and he provided a few assists and became an important part of the team, but it is safe to say that he has not replaced the Dutchman well enough for most Gooners, but I think he might just do so this season.
Arsenal cannot blame stadium for not spending by Big Gun
Dear Arsenal Fans, I would like to clarify something that came up in a recent blog concerning the Emirates Stadium debt. There are a few fans on this site who believe that the stadium debt is what has been hindering Arsenal from buying world class, quality players. This is not true, and I will explain below. Please read carefully because those of us who actually do know the facts would hate to have to post this over and over again.
In the interest of having a completely fair and unbiased opinion on the ongoing saga of Luis Suarez and his transfer to Arsenal, Sky Sports thought it would be a good idea to ask the former Liverpool and Tottenham player Jamie Redknapp what he thought of the matter.
You will be shocked, absolutely stunned to learn that he is not really on Arsenal’s side! I know, I found it hard to believe as well.
Redknapp said, “My one question is why would Liverpool sell Suarez to Arsenal unless he forces the move through.