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Frimpong set to be sold by Arsenal

Emmanuel Frimpong signed on with Arsenal when he was nine-years old, and has made 20 first team appearances, but may have made his last, if the reports suggesting that the Gunners are ready to sell the 20-year old in the January transfer window.

Frimpong went on loan to Wolverhapton Wanderers in January, to help the youngster get playing experience and sharpen up his skills, but a cruciate ligament injury cut the spell short. Having come back from his injury recently, Frimpong has played just once for Arsenal this season, in the Capital One cup, and Arsene Wenger has decided that he is not going to make it as a Gunner, according to Metro.

Johann Djourou is finally looking like a real Arsenal defender

Djourou has proved me wrong by KJ

I just recently wrote my post match analysis of the game against Wolves and I completely disregarded anything to do with Djourou simply because it merited an Article in itself. He was our best defender last night. You don’t understand how much it pleases me to say it.

Wolves 0-3 Arsenal – No more than a training session!

Wolves 0-3 Arsenal by KJ

To be perfectly honest, it wasn’t one of our better games. For most of the match we looked to be stuck in second gear and it looked more a training ground exercise of keep ball rather than put Wolves to the sword.
The game started of perfectly for us when Van Persie and Walcott were able to make an intricate one two pass that put Walcott in. However, he was tumbled over by Bassong’s trailing legs. The former Tottenham man was then sent off for being the last player and Arsenal were awarded a penalty. It was an opportunity for Van Persie to halt his goal drought and what a cheeky way to do it. He left Hennessy for dead with his cute chip that nestled into the back of the net. 1-0 to the Arsenal.

Wenger – Arsenal put the handbrake on after explosive start

Arsenal were very hot favourites to make it ten wins out of eleven last night, and they made mincemeat of poor Wolves in the opening minutes. After Sebastien Bassong was sent off for pushing Theo Walcott over after just 8 minutes the game was all over bar the shouting.

Van Persie converted the penalty very cooly, and Wenger admitted that the Gunners had little need to exert themselves after Walcott made it two just three minutes later. “We started well and then had a situation where we could control the game.” Wenger said after the game.

Nine out of Ten for Arsenal – Could do better?

Well Done Boys!

That figure in the title does NOT refer to the Gunners performance tonight as although it was very calm and assured it didn’t seem to have the same urgency as usual….

The game was effectively over after just 11 minutes so I guess there was no need for Arsenal to wear themselves out unneccesarily. With ten men and 2-0 down I guess Wolves also knew that Van Persie’s penalty and Theo Walcott’s second has already consigned them to yet another loss as they sink further down on their way to the Championship, and then Benayouns just left them huffing and puffing to no avail…

Wolves v Arsenal Preview, Line-Up and Score Prediction

Wolves vs Arsenal preview, line-up and predicted score by KJ

Arsenal are on a hot-streak at the moment and have won 8 of their last 9 games. This impeccable form has seen them rise to 3rd above their North London rivals and now look to increase that gap to 5 points.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are a shambles at the moment and can’t seem to even muster up any sort of challenge against the other teams in the league. Since Terry Connor took over, they’ve had a couple of thrashings and have failed to win a league game as of yet. This is the perfect time for Arsenal to capatilise on the slip-ups by Tottenham and Chelsea.

Wenger – Arsenal must learn to keep hold of a lead

A frustrated Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal team fail to capitalise on their rivals dropping points, despite being 1-0 up against Wolves just 8 minutes into the match.

Yet again, Arsenal have allowed a lesser team back into the game after taking a lead, and Wenger lamented that they couldn’t put the game to bed and grab the full three points.

He said after the game: “It is frustrating but I am more frustrated by the result than the performance and the spirit. You cannot fault the attitude or the commitment or the desire to win the game. We missed a great opportunity but we just have to keep going and take the positives out of the game today.

Van Persie – Wolves are dangerous but Arsenal are going on a good run now

The Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie thinks that Mick McCarthy’s Wolves are set to give the Gunners a hard game today, but I bet he’s hoping to get another two goals against them like he did last time they played.

But the Dutchman thinks that Arsenal are going to keep on winning to put the pressure on at the top of the table. He said: “The big tests keep on coming, and Wolves will give us another one,”

Arsenal v Wolves Preview, Line-up and Prediction

Thanks to the London Underground strikes, Arsenal play Wolves a day after most other teams including Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd and Man City. Two of those teams above The Gunners only drew yesterday so this is another must-win match for Arsenal that should prove considerably easier compared to the slugfest against Man City and the tough contest against Aston Villa.

Wolves sit just above the relegation zone on 17th place, a point ahead of a Wigan Athletic team which has impressed in recent weeks, having drawn their previous match and lost the two matches before (one of them albeit against Manchester United).

Arsenal v Wolves only postponed for 24 hours – Thank (insert name of preferred God here)!

At last Arsenal have finally made a decision about the Wolves games at the Emirates on Boxing Day Monday. Because of the strike the game has been out off until the Tuesday afternoon instead, and all tickets bought for the match will just automatically be valid for the next day.

The Gunners have released a (quite long!) statement letting fans know the reasons behind the decision. It read: “This decision has had to be made now, before the result of the legal challenge to the proposed industrial action is finally known, due to the preparation period needed to safely operate Emirates Stadium by all the relevant agencies.

Arsenal midfield duo set for loan move?

It is being reported that Premiership side Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen on taking Arsenal youngsters Emmanuel Frimpong and Francis Coquelin to the Molineux on loan deals until the end of the season.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed his interest in both players. “We played Arsenal in the reserves and I watched them the other night against Manchester City.” he said.

“Some players just need to play, so we can maybe get a loan player. If it can be done, we’ll do it.”

Despite their fantastic performances when given a chance, the duo are finding it increasingly difficult to break into Arsene Wenger’s first-team.

Wenger – Wolves forced us to defend and deserve credit

The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was pleased that his team managed to bounce back after two defeats in a row, but he had to admit that Wolves made it hard for them and forced the Gunners to defend as they were desperate to hold on to their early one-goal advantage.

Wenger said after the game: “We were in the lead early on and the victory was so important for us that we focused tonight maybe more on defending and keeping the result.

“We couldn’t take our chances and if you look at the game we had many chances. I must say you have to give credit to Wolves because they are a good side.