The FA Cup has often been sorted as a very predominant trophy to attain in English football and is certainly still the big trophy out of the two domestic knockout competitions in England. The Capital One cup attracts a crowd but deep down, it holds no speciality, often being referred to as the ‘Mickey Mouse Cup’. It still hurts to lose a final to Birmingham though. .......Read the full article here
It is competition time again Arsenal fans, and I am not talking about the FA cup. Well, I am I suppose because the competition is to predict three things about tomorrow’s 6th round tie between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates tomorrow.
You should all know the drill by now. We want you to predict the following three things about the Gunners’ game tomorrow and put your entry in the comments section below:
Samir Nasri may not be the most loved former Arsenal player around, but he still has some close ties to the club, especially with his compatriot and former boss Arsene Wenger. He may have left Arsenal because of the lack of silverware, although a huge increase in wages might have helped as well, but he also claims it was not Wenger’s fault.
The 26-year old has won two major trophies since moving to Manchester City, but he accepts that the Arsenal boss has not had anything like the sort of resources available to Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini. In an ESPN report, he defends Wenger strongly from the recent criticism, like that dished out by the always unpleasant Jose Mourinho. .......Read the full article here
We all know that Nicklas Bendtner will be leaving Arsenal when his contract is up at the end of the season. Even if he plays some stunning football between now and then, his fate is sealed, but the Denmark international is hoping to do that anyway.
After putting in a decent performance against England last night, the 26-year old striker told ESPN that he is still working hard and hoping to impress Arsene Wenger enough to get more chances on the pitch. Whether he wants to prove himself again in England for his own pride, whether he wants to repay Arsenal for all the years of hefty salary or whether he wants to impress potential new employers, you can work out for yourself. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans know that club manager Arsene Wenger is not like most managers. His style has never been to blast the players with a halftime hairdryer, criticise the players publicly or put pressure on them to perform. Many would like him to be a bit more like that sometimes, but I am not going to criticise his methods.
It is how he does things and, although the title challenge looks like falling just short at the minute, it has produced great results despite terrible luck with injuries and some key decisions. Whether it has worked with Mesut Ozil, though, is another question. .......Read the full article here
There are various reasons why some clubs do better in the transfer market than others. Arsenal fans will be hoping for much more in the transfer market from now on, but there are still some very big hitters out there that, on the face of it, Arsenal will simply not be able to compete with.
Two of those clubs, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, are set to be battling the Gunners for one of our main transfer targets this summer, according to The Mirror, so how on Earth are we going to win? The player in question, Antoine Griezmann, may have the answer. .......Read the full article here
It is hardly surprising that Arsene Wenger was not in the best of moods after his Arsenal side lost a crucial game in the race for the Premier League. And the fact that the Frenchman was not very pleased with the tough tactics of Stoke and the leniency of the referee will not come as a shock to anyone.
The manager had another reason to complain, though, as he refuted the idea that has been going around all season that the Gunners are on the verge of a crumbling slide down the table. Wenger feels this reputation is completely undeserved and pointed to last season as proof, as reported by The Mirror. .......Read the full article here
Wenger hints at a potential Arsenal summer signing? by Ash
Arsene Wenger is not well renowned for his hints when it comes to transfer talk, and in fact he usually shies away from the questions altogether. However if it isn’t a lie about not knowing Santi Cazorla or not being interested in Luis Suarez, then usually you can bet on the Frenchman telling the honest truth. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans are understandably confused and angry about why Arsene Wenger has done so little in the last two transfer windows, especially after the recent financial figures showed the Club doing really well and having lots of money in the bank.
Apart from smashing the Arsenal transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil on the summer deadline day, Wenger has spent less money than you would expect from a struggling lower division side, but it does look as if this year will be the last one that causes us to vent our frustrations as our rivals spend money and we do nothing. .......Read the full article here
As if the football at the weekend was not bad enough for Arsenal fans, someone has decided to pour salt and vinegar into our open wounds. The American John W. Henry who owns Liverpool has pretty much admitted that Arsenal’s attempt to sign Luis Suarez in the summer should have been successful, but they just decided not to honour the terms of the contract.
We all know about the strange sounding bid of 40 million and one pound, which turned into a bit of a joke, with Liverpool taking the high ground and accusing us of bad and disrespectful behaviour. We had to put up with snide comments from Mr. Henry and his attack dog, Brenda, but it now turns out that the Gunners were in the right all along. .......Read the full article here
I think all Arsenal fans agree that (as usual!) we are just a few players short of being a world-class side, with a top striker being the most imperative for us.
So it was quite a shock to see this story in the Mirror, where they state that Arsenal are gearing up for the transfer window by bringing in the former Tottenham scouting chief Ian Broomfield “to spearhead a massive summer spending spree.” .......Read the full article here
Wenger wants to take the Premier League chase right to the end! by Ash
You may be a little confused to hear that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants the Premier League title chase to last right until the end because surely if the Gunners could run away with it then that would be better, however we must take the more realistic assumption that perhaps Wenger now recognises we are no longer favourites.
“I hope it will be tight until the end, because then it will be interesting and if you are consistent then you have a chance to win. You need to be at your best to find the resources to win games, this is a big game for us and of course this weekend we just want to focus on the three points. We got the three points against Sunderland who are a tricky team, so we want to do it again. We have to look at our results, just focus on that and not speculate too much because we’re in a period where we have to move forward.”
Arsenal were top of the Premier League for most of the season and saw little movement between clubs in top spot between late October until early February, however since then our tough testing period of games has come and gone and its left the Gunners in a tricky situation. Considering that both Chelsea and Manchester City are major title rivals this season, it may worry you to know that although we are just one point behind Chelsea and two ahead of City, City do have a game in hand, which on current form they are more than likely to win.This means they would go top of the league on their extraordinary goal difference, with Chelsea in second and Arsenal in third........Read the full article here