While Arsenal are overwhelmed with midfield talents in good form, one man that is often forgotten and left behind is the Japanese youngster Ryo Miayichi, who despite his lack of game time is a very exciting prospect. Miyaichi joined the club as a January addition a few years back and made an instant impact in European football. Not with Arsenal, though, but instead Dutch side Feyenoord. .......Read the full article here
I am not going to be too hard on the Arsenal and South Korea striker Park Chu-Young, but it is safe to say that his time with the Gunners has been a big disappointment for all sides. Many expected him to be part of the mass clear out from the Emirates this summer, but he is still with the club. .......Read the full article here
As the Premier League season of 2013/14 approaches ever closer, Arsenal fans are beginning to get concerned about the lack of additions that have, or should I say haven’t, been brought into the club this summer. At this current moment we are no better than last year and so, with other clubs continuing to strengthen, especially our main league position rivals, it is particularly worrying. One thing, however, that seems to challenge this is the club’s team spirit. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal has not won a trophy in eight years. If you hate any article, blog or tweet that starts with this annoying statement, chances are that you are a Gunner. In that case, you are welcome. I hate that statement too. So I am not going negative or paranoid today. It is not my style. I am writing in relation to all the Arsenal related transfer rumours that have been doing the rounds. .......Read the full article here
There have been understandable concerns from the Arsenal fans about the young Japanese international Ryo Miyaichi, but Arsene Wenger is confident that the 20-year old has got a bright future as a Gunner. Miyaichi has yet to make a Premier League appearance for Arsenal, but he is still very young. This season may well be the one in which the Arsenal fans get to see the promising talent break through. .......Read the full article here
Ryo Miyaichi was a player that I think gave every Arsenal fan a tad of excitement. Maybe not the most skilful or amazing player that would change a game in an instant but his raw speed just gave us the feeling that something amazing could happen at any moment, much like the feel you got when you first saw Theo Walcott play for Arsenal, or Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, even Serge Gnabry. All excellent talents and young stars for the future (well apart from Walcott). .......Read the full article here
If you could bottle what it is that makes Arsenal put in a storming run at the end of the season, you would be a rich man. While Tottenham generally choke at the end to leave them disappointed and out of the Champions League, the Gunners come good and get the results we need, despite a mountain of pressure.
Arsene Wenger has been under severe strain at times this season, and it has shown. Now, however, he is positively relishing the situation and maybe that has transferred on to the players. Either side of the break on Tuesday, Wigan were looking good and the nerves were creeping in to the Arsenal team, but they responded brilliantly and now have to do it just one more time. .......Read the full article here
Could Arsenal make a shock move for 33 year old Wigan defender Emerson Boyce? by SS
Arsene Wenger would hope to get Boyce cheap and use him as cover in a variety of defensive positions and to act as an experienced leader within the defence. Bacary Sagna looks set to leave the club this summer with Russian giants Anzhi and newly crowned French champions PSG interested.
Wenger is expected to bring in Sebastian Corchia or Lukasz Piszczeck to work with Carl Jenkinson to fill the right back position in the team. Despite Boyce being 33 years old, Wenger has always been very impressed with his stamina that he displays for Wigan by bombing up and down the side of the field week in, week out. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger must be fairly confident that he will have no problem holding on to his best Arsenal players this summer. Despite being stung in the past, he seems to be secure in the belief that the Arsenal board will not be tempted to accept a good offer for one of the stars at the Emirates.
Even so, I am not sure it is such a good idea to remind potential suitors just how good Santi Cazorla has been for the Gunners this season. The Spanish international showed his class again on Tuesday by setting up all four goals against Wigan in a Man of the Match performance, but Wenger feels the 28-year old has not got the credit he deserves in England. .......Read the full article here
Should Wenger Pick Giroud For The Newcastle Match? by FD
So, what was all the fuss about? Last night a confident and assured Arsenal team swept aside a weary Wigan and kept the qualification for a Champions League place firmly in our own hands.
It proved to be a match too far for Saturday’s FA Cup winners and perennial escape artists, who now have to face up to life outside the Premier League. But Arsenal continued their recent superb form and have now notched up 23 points out of a possible 27 since the spuds match on 3rd March, leaving Gunners fans to ponder how much more relaxing the end of season run-in would have been if only this good form had kicked in a couple of months earlier. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger watched his side finally come good in the second half against Wigan last night, but he thinks the game was much closer than Arsenal’s winning margin suggests. He said after the game: “We had a quick start and a strong start for the first 20 minutes. We were really dominating and after that we became a bit conservative and pushed forward less and allowed Wigan back in the game. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal still have a top four finish and Champions League qualification in their own hands after a fantastic 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic last night. The Gunners could even snatch third place with Chelsea having just a single goal better goal difference.
We still have to win the final game away to Newcastle United on Sunday, however, and it looks like we will have to do it without Mikel Arteta. The vice-captain was substituted late in the game and it turns out that he has a calf problem, as Arsene Wenger revealed after the game. .......Read the full article here