While Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal were not at their best in yesterday´s trip to West Brom, the Frenchman also bemoaned his luck and said that his players deserved at least something out of the game.
In the post match interview reported on the Arsenal website the boss referred to that slip and miss from the penalty spot by the normally technically superb Santi Cazorla and suggested that it was a once on a million event that cost us at least a point. ...........Read more
For any Arsenal fans that might be cursing our luck and worrying about the lengthy injury list that Arsene Wenger is faced with, I have a few crumbs of comfort for you.
For one thing, Arsenal have more than enough quality to cope with the current injury problems, especially against a West Brom team that is struggling to reproduce their form of last season and were easily beaten by a not very good Man United team in their last outing. ...........Read more
One Arsenal fan, who just happens to be one of our former stars and was a member of the invincibles that last won Arsenal the Premier League trophy, will be crossing his fingers harder than most this weekend and hoping that the current crop of Gunners can bring all three points home from the game against West Brom.
Robert Pires will also be nervously hoping that no more of the Arsenal squad picks up a knock because it is the current injury list and the possibility of it getting longer that the Frenchman feels is the biggest obstacle in the way of Arsene Wenger and the players this season, as reported by the Daily Mail. ...........Read more
Arsenal are ready to splash out £10 Million on signing Leicester City left-back Jeffrey Schlupp, according to the Express.
The 22 year-old has been an impressive performer for the Foxes this term, and is being lined up by Manchester United to cover the loss of Luke Shaw to injury.
We are looking to beat them to the punch however, by lining up a £10 Million bid to bring him to North-London instead.
The Ghana international is adept at playing at both left-back and left-midfield, and would be a welcome addition to our squad, especially as we are suspect to injuries on occasion. ...........Read more
The new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a well-known Arsenal supporter and actually turned up for the North London Derby against Tottenham on Sunday.
But he wasn’t just there to watch the game (although I’m sure he did), he was also there to urge the Gunners bosses to set an example, as their local council, Islington was the first to pay the Living Wage to all of its staff.
He said outside the Emirates: “It is about social justice, it is about young people being properly treated, and it is about the example that big clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham, Crystal Palace and so on can set to everyone else in London.” ...........Read more
Olivier Giroud has been in prolific form in recent weeks, always managing to score in just about every game, but yesterday his record was tarnished as he missed three very real chances against Tottenham.
Arsene Wenger said that the striker was angry at himself after the game,but how do the Arsenal fans feel about it? Arsene Wenger actually said that he was happy that Giroud was angry! “I’m pleased. When you see players happy to miss chances you can worry. He is a real goalscorer, he did try. In the last two games, against Bayern and today he worked extremely hard and maybe he wanted too much to score in the end, and especially the opportunity he had in the six-yard box, but that can happen.” ...........Read more
Arsenal played some wonderful football today to beat Everton and it really should have been by more than jujst a single goal, but the chances came and went both before and after Barkley´s deflected shot got them back into the game just before halftime.
Arsenal teams of the past might have crumbled after that and failed to win or even got beat, especially after the mighty exertions from all of the players against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. After showing the classy, creative and exciting part of our game though, we also showed the new gritty side. ...........Read more
It was not all good news for Arsenal this week, despite the delight at beating Bayern Munich and getting the Champions League campaign back on track. Aaron Ramsey had to be replaced by a suspected hamstring strain and now his lengthy absence has been confirmed by the latest injury update on the official Arsenal website.
Arsene Wenger revealed, “He had a scan today but he’s out. I believe he will be out until after the next international break. With the [last] international break, the fact that he played against Andorra certainly cost Bale and him as well.” ...........Read more
We are used to Arsene Wenger sometimes losing his temper with football reporters as they grill him after Arsenal have suffered a bad result or performance. The prof can usually keep his cool but he has been known to blow when he feels that he is being badgered.
He has certainly come under fire this week over all the Ospina and Cech selection saga and after snapping a bit in his post match press conference on Tuesday, Wenger was at it again today when he was asked the same questions in the press conference ahead of Sunday´s game with Manchester United. The whole thing can be seen on this link to the Arsenal website. ...........Read more