They may sound like a strange comedy duo, but Juan Cuadrado and Zakaria Bakkali could soon be plying their trade on the Emirates pitch if the recent transfer rumours hold any water. And they would both bring pace and wing play to an Arsenal side that has really struggled for it since losing Theo Walcott to injury.
18-year old Bakkali is more of an out-and-out attacking player, usually on the wing but sometimes as a second striker for his current club PSV Eindhoven and various levels of the Belgium national team. According to Metro, PSV have comfirmed strong interest from Arsenal and are expecting a bid for their young star in the summer. The talented forward has scored three league goals this season, all in one game, which makes him the youngest player to get a hat-trick in the Dutch top division. .......Read the full article here
Oxlade Chamberlain is the star of the show! by Ash
Arsenal normally has at least one young Gun to light up the league with their performances over the course of the season and this year it is no different. Originally we thought it was Aaron Ramsey, almost a reborn player coming back from a long injury lay off and it’s after effect. But after Ramsey was injured again this season, it paved the way for another long term returnee, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, to make his way back into the team and start grabbing the headlines. But there is talk in the papers that Arsene Wenger is thinking of replacing him with Rosicky for the Bayern game. .......Read the full article here
Hi Gooners. Arsenal has been extremely lacklustre in the last couple of games. Our strikers and most especially our midfielders are under fire, particularly Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil. We have, without a doubt, the best midfield in the BPL, so then why are they struggling? The answer is simple. I’ve read many comments from fans slating different players, saying they are not good enough, going through a bad patch, still getting used to the physicality of the BPL etc. That really is not the case and I’ll explain why. .......Read the full article here
I am one of the Arsenal fans who has defended the contribution and ability of our main centre forward, Olivier Giroud, both last season and this one. And at times the big Frenchman has proved me right, especially at the start of the season when he looked like he would easily cruise to over 20 goals. But losing Walcott and Ramsey has put extra pressure on Giroud to get the goals and he seems to be wilting under that pressure. .......Read the full article here
The case for Chamberlain to become a striker by Twig
Which was Arsenal’s most irresistible attacking display last season? That is probably subject to varying opinions, but I’m sure most of us would have the 7-3 drubbing of Newcastle as top of the pile. How about our best attacking display this season? Our 1-0 victory on German soil is sure to be fondly remembered by the Arsenal faithful, but it is probably the 2-0 FA cup victory over Spurs that gave us our best attacking display this season. .......Read the full article here
If it wasn’t already apparent by now, Arsene Wenger loves midfielders. More importantly he loves attacking midfielders. So when the opportunity for Arsenal to sign Mesut Ozil came up in the summer it was one that he thought he could not pass by. After the departure of Robin van Persie who had finally delivered a world class season for a striker, many fans were desperate to somehow replace him as this seemed to be the weakest point in the team. But with Rosicky, Cazorla and Arteta all getting on, I believe it was wise to invest in such a crucial position to our play, especially when you acquire statistically the best player in his position who is not yet even in their prime. .......Read the full article here
Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal. That is the score line as I write this blog and Liverpool are absolutely destroying us at their home. I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t want to watch this game anymore but since I am bent on blogging about it, I must endure this torture to the end. After all, we are all quick to say we are gunners till death. So I will struggle to see this game through, even if I end up being hospitalized afterwards. .......Read the full article here
There is a lot of speculation and discussion at the minute about who is the favourite to win the Premier League title. Arsenal are still being largely ignored by the media, despite still being in top spot and having been there for the vast majority of the season so far.
Chelsea’s victory over Man City only seems to have affected those two team’s chances, according to the betting odds with the bookies and most of the football pundits. They may turn out to be right in the long run, while Arsene Wenger and the players seem quite happy in the role of underdogs, but it is annoying to fans. .......Read the full article here
Lack of transfer activity may cost Arsenal a great chance to win the title. by KM
Hi Arsenal fans. Just a quick note on the City v Chelsea game. Mourinho again showed why he is such a master tactician, especially in the big games. He studied City’s game, made an antidote and went on to win at the Etihad and Chelsea were the better team. No matter what he says about horses, 19th century football, black and deckers and so on Chelsea are real favorites now. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal expects more from the Ox and so does he! by Ash
If you weren’t aware already, having been in a sensory deprivation chamber or lost in the desert, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain played a stunning role in the central of midfield for Arsenal in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners were relatively below-par once again but an inspired Oxlade Chamberlain meant the Gunners went on to win the game and attain all three points. .......Read the full article here
Why people who criticise Özil don’t understand football! by KJ
Arsene Wenger managed to pull off one of the greatest transfer coups during the Premier league era when he signed Mesut Özil for £42.5 million from Real Madrid. It even eclipsed the signing of Bergkamp, that’s how monumental it was. We signed the best number 10 in Europe with the most assists since he joined Madrid in 2010 and yet, here I am writing an article to defend his performances because there are some people who seem to be ignorant towards his ability and contributions to the team. .......Read the full article here
Despite the Arsenal boss having praised the Bulgarian striker a few times in the past, it seems that Arsene Wenger did not think it was worth paying £1 million for Dimitar Berbatov. Because according to reports, the front man was offered to the Gunners as Fulham knew that he was not happy at Craven Cottage.
According to a report in the Metro, Arsenal said “no thanks” and now Berbatov is set to join the French Ligue 1 club Monaco. They have lost their star striker Radamel Falcao through injury and need a quality striker to keep up their title challenge against their big spending rivals PSG. Swap Arsenal for Monaco, PSG for Man City and Walcott for Falcao and you could say exactly the same thing of us. .......Read the full article here