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Debate – Arsenal’s next manager? 2

Posted on July 28, 2014 by admin

When Wenger leaves, who should take over at Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger’s name is respected throughout the whole of the footballing world. The legacy he has left as being Arsenal’s longest serving manager is second to none. He is also currently the longest serving premier league manager, amassing more than 1000 games for the club. Arsene is always seen as the Professor. His knowledge about the game and dedication to building for the future has left Arsenal to become one of the most successful footballing models in all of world football today. However, we all know Arsene will not stay at Arsenal forever. He has to leave eventually, whether it is to another club or retiring from being a manager. This will leave a huge void for the gunners to fill. Who should take over the gunners when Arsene is done?

Why Arsenal’s Jack WIL SURE prove critics wrong this year 0

Posted on July 28, 2014 by admin

After bursting on to the scene at Arsenal and becoming the youngest Gunner ever to play in the Premier League, about three months before his 17th birthday, Jack Wilshere quickly became a darling of the football media, with Arsenal and England fans alike rubbing our hands at the thought of how good he would become.

Wilshere is now 22-years old and, according to some critics like former England midfielder Paul Scholes, there has been little or no improvement in the intervening years. Whether you accept that as true or not, there have certainly been plenty of injury problems to frustrate Jack and stop him being able to play as he wants, but as long as he stays reasonably injury-free this season, I think he is set to make those critics eat their words.

Should Arsenal fans worry about Red Bulls defeat? 2

Posted on July 27, 2014 by admin

We know that pre-season friendly games are more about preparation and fitness than anything, but at the same time it is never nice to lose a game, which is what happened to Arsenal last night in America.

The New York Red Bulls team featuring our former golden buy Thierry Henry do not have the same season as the Premier League, so we expected them to be more match sharp, but with Arsenal fielding the likes of Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky, you could still have hoped for more from us.

New Arsenal keeper is better than Casillas AND Szczesny! 0

Posted on July 27, 2014 by admin

I definitely think that Arsene Wenger has done the right thing with the latest Arsenal transfer news, bringing in the 25-year old David Ospina from the French club Nice. The Colombia international was one of the outstanding performers between the sticks at the World Cup finals, not just with eye catching saves, but a great all round game.

There were Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible free move for the Spain and Real Madrid star Iker Casillas, but the Madrid captain apparently wanted around £100,000 a week. And looking at the stats comparison on Squawka.com between them, Wenger certainly made the right choice. In fact, not only does Ospina come out better than Casillas, he beats our own Wojciech Szczesny as well.

Can Arsenal boss repeat Ramsey turnaround with Wilshere? 1

Posted on July 26, 2014 by admin

The turnaround in form and fortunes of Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal has been remarkable in the last 18 months or so. And anyone who thinks the two things are not connected must have been living on another planet. And if Arsene Wenger can just work similar magic on another young central midfielder, Jack Wilshere, then the Gunners would be ready to blow everyone to bits.

The young Welshman and the way he has improved is not the be all and end all, of course, because at the same time, we saw a resurgence from our number one Wojciech Szczesny, while the partnership at the back between Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny really started to flourish, but it is Rambo, super Rambo who has been the most remarkable story at Arsenal.

Casillas to Arsenal OFF but Ospina WILL challenge Szczesny says Wenger! 0

Posted on July 26, 2014 by admin

I don’t know what the hold-up has been, as the reports about David Ospina and his transfer to Arsenal from Nice have been around for a while. It may have been something to do with these Arsenal transfer rumours from Spain about the Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas, but if there was ever any chance of Arsenal getting the 33-year old Spain international this summer, they seem to be over.

Because, as reported by the Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger has revealed the the Colombia number one Ospina will be playing for the Gunners in the season ahead. Even though the transfer is yet to be announced on the official Arsenal website, the Frenchman would not be talking about the 25-year old World Cup star unless the deal was sealed.

Have Arsenal signed the wrong Saint in Chambers? 7

Posted on July 26, 2014 by admin

Although it has not been announced on the official Arsenal website yet, it appears that Arsene Wenger has wrapped up another first team transfer for the Gunners. The player who will soon be joining Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy in moving to the Emirates, is 19-year old Calum Chambers from Southampton, in a deal that will cost Arsenal around £7 million according to a report in The Mirror.

The reason I wonder whether Arsenal have gone for the right man from the Saints, is that the teenager is mainly known as a right back and there are at least two of his team mates at Southampton that I think would have been better signings for Arsenal.

Does Rosicky still have a place in the Arsenal team? 3

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Patrick

The loyalty of Tomas Rosicky has never been a question. Signed from Dortmund in the summer of 2006, Rosicky has been one of Arsenal’s most shrewd signing of all time. Rosicky’s style of play is what represent’s Arsenal in a nutshell. Fearless, unselfish, quick, the little Mozart has given Arsenal many goals to remember. His goals against Sunderland, Hamburg and the brace against Liverpool is just Tomas Rosicky at his best. When everybody left, he stayed with the club. He was finally rewarded last season with the FA cup triumph.

Arsenal ALWAYS have problems with International friendlies 0

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Patrick

Arsenal are a huge club. This would mean that the players we have are regularly selected to play for their respective countries, and we all know there is usually a full round of friendlies after just a few games into the new season. This is often an extremely sensitive issue for many managers. To allow their players to take the risk of injuries or to hold them back and prevent them from representing their nations is often the huge dilemma for many big club managers. What makes this even worst is that international football are often filled with passion and drive. This means players would give it their all for their nations and the injury risk becomes sky high as a result.

Anchor role for Jack Wilshere in Arsenal’s midfield doesn’t sound right 1

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Patrick

Not so long ago did anyone of us hear that Sami Khedira would be joining Arsenal and fellow German team-mate Podolski on a 20 million pound move from Real Madrid. However, that hot rumour mill seems to have cooled down and Arsenal’s interest in capturing their third signing of the summer is also perceived to have been put off by Wenger.

But, that doesn’t take away Wenger’s imaginative managerial prowess, as he looks set to handover the duties of a holding midfielder to Jack Wilshere. Mikel Arteta played as a holding midfielder 31 times in the Premier League for Arsenal last season, but his lack of pace, finally, seems to have caught Wenger’s eye.

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