Well it was rollercoaster ride of emotions for anyone connected with Arsenal Football Club today, but the end result is that the Gunners will be running out on to the Wembley turf on Saturday May 17th to face either Hull City or Sheffield United. But is that all that matters?
Arsenal were far from great today and I wonder if that performance will just dilute the fact of the result, as we have to travel to West Ham on Tuesday. Then we go to Hull, which could well be a precursor of the final, before hosting Newcastle and West Brom, with the final game of the season for us at Carrow Road against Norwich City. And we probably need to win every single one of those games in order to beat Everton into fourth spot and qualify for the Champions League. .......Read the full article here
Positive injury news on Jack Wilshere!
Whilst there are some recent disappointments on the injury front upon hearing that neither Mesut Ozil nor Laurent Koscienly will be available for this weekend’s semi final cup clash against Wigan Athletic, it is good news that they will soon be returning to the fold in a week at the most.
We also heard that Aaron Ramsey should be returning to the Arsenal starting line up for the Wigan game, whilst Rosicky, Chamberlain and Gibbs could also overcome fitness doubts. However I think arguably the most positive outcome of the injury update was hearing that Jack Wilshere could also soon return to the team. .......Read the full article here
I think that Arsene Wenger has shown remarkable forbearance this season by not blaming all of the problems Arsenal have faced on bad luck. The Frenchman has not moaned too much about the awful decisions from referees that have cost us valuable points, except maybe the Szczesny red card against Bayern Munich. And he has not blames our recent slide down from the summit of the Premier League on the crippling injury list, until now that is. .......Read the full article here
How beneficial will it be for Arsenal with Ramsey’s return? by Ash
The best news of the week for Gooners seems to be that Arsenal have announced that Aaron Ramsey has returned from injury that caused him to miss over three months of the season. And now he could even play a part in the Premier League fixture against Everton this weekend. .......Read the full article here
Why is Ozil taking so long to come back? by Ash
Arsenal’s £42 million man Mesut Ozil has arguably failed to live up to his expectation since coming to the Premier League. At first he was a revelation to Arsenal football club. I have not seen a player be so widely accepted by all fans alike than Ozil was when he first came. His impact was instant with an assist within 10 minutes of his debut. His fine form continued in all competitions and it seemed as if Ozil was not going to have any trouble with settling down at Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
One thing that Arsenal can look forward to, for the next year or at least, is that FC Barcelona will not be able to poach any more of our players. And not only that, the La Liga champions will also not be able to compete with Arsenal for potential new signings while their 14 month ban is in operation.
The Catalan giants have probably been the biggest thorn in the Gunners’ side in the transfer market in recent times, beating us to some talented youngsters with the lure of their famous academy at La Masia as well as the massive Nou Camp stadium and continual trophy success. But it is their youth policy that has earned them this transfer ban from FIFA and that makes the Arsenal academy arguably the best available to prospective stars of football. .......Read the full article here
I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that the next two weekends could see the most important two games in the Gunners’ season. At the same time they could also have a huge say on whether Arsene Wenger goes on to manage Arsenal for an 18th year, because another year without a trophy combined with a failure to secure Champions League football would be the last straw for many fans and might just cause Wenger to walk away off his own back. .......Read the full article here
The rumours and speculation about Arsene Wenger leaving his role as manager of Arsenal Football Club are growing all the time. That may not mean it is going to happen, but the media love a story like this more than Wayne Rooney likes grannies and Mars Bars.
If Wenger’s 17 year reign does come to an end in the summer, the Gunners job will surely be one of the most sought after in football, because the new man will not have to do what Wenger did and keep the team in the top four on a miserly budget, he will have some serious cash to splash. .......Read the full article here
I could not believe the amount of support that Arsenal fans gave to Paul Scholes after the former Manchester United and England midfielder laid into the Gunners this week. It was an unprovoked and savage assault on the club, players and manager and lots of you said he was right.
Well I wonder if those same fans are as quiet as the ginger nugget is today. Yes he had a point after Chelsea inflicted a third heavy Premier League defeat of the season on us, but it was not a fair and reasonable assessment because he picked the bits he wanted and completely ignored anything that may have gone against his biased and blinkered argument. .......Read the full article here
Why Arteta will need to be replaced by KJ
I’ve been a massive Mikel Arteta fan since he signed for Arsenal back in 2011. In his first season, he offered a good balance of defending and attacking whilst being able to dictate the play as the lynchpin in midfield. With the departure of Song, he was forced to become an even more defensive player to accommodate his central midfield partners and although he has made a lot of progress, with certain midfield partners, he struggles massively. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal may need to hand out photos to all the stewards and some of the players ahead of training on Tuesday, other wise Abou Diaby could be thrown off the site. The tall Frenchman has been away from a football pitch for so long that people could be forgiven for forgetting what he looks like. But the player who even Arsene Wenger thought might never play again is set to start training again On April 1st. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans need to remain patient on Ramsey return by Ash
On a week that has been pretty disappointing so far for the Gunners, with a humiliating 6-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea, and then another poor performance on Tuesday, this time against Swansea City in the league, Arsenal will be hoping that the season can still be turned around, starting in this weekend’s game against Manchester City.
Not too many positive stories have emerged in the build up to this game, with Jack Wilshere being urged to leave and that Mesut Ozil will once again miss this crucial crunch game. But most importantly in my opinion is the report that was released regarding Arsenal and Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey. .......Read the full article here