Category Archives: Arsenal Opinion

Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City – What the stats revealed about the game…

The Gunners were 5-0 winners over Lincoln FC in the FA Cup clash on Saturday to prove that their season is not all dead and gone, as it seems following back to back defeat against Liverpool (3-1) and (Bayern Munich 5-1 home and away) in the UEFA Champions League.

Be that as it may b, Theo Walcott got the breakthrough goal for Arsenal to open the scoring as goals kept coming in the second half.

The game was a true reflection of the score line as Arsenal dominated the game thus making Lincoln to be second best in the entire contest.

Alexis makes it clear he wants to leave Arsenal

When relationships go sour, we expect all kinds of funny attitudes from the parties involved but what stands you out as a matured man or woman is the ability to hold your peace and never disrespect the other party involved. Yes, you are no longer interested in the relationship but instead of leaving on a bad note, matured people try to end relationships as friends! This will come in handy if there is need for any future meetings between both parties. The end of a relationship should not be the end of friendship! I wished Sanchez knew this.

Does Bayern beating show Arsenal’s key man is Koscielny NOT Alexis?

Fans of Arsenal or any football club for that matter will usually come down on the side of the manager, as they are the main representative of the club, when a player is showing petulance on the pitch or if there are suggestions that they are causing problems in the dressing room.

The fact that we Gooners seem to be fairly split over the Arsene Wenger and Alexis Sanchez shows just how important a player we think the Chilean, while some of it is also down to the frustration over our fortunes for the last decade and the feeling among many that Wenger’s time is up.

Wenger wants ‘total commitment’ from Arsenal so why bench Alexis?

After Arsene Wenger left Alexis Sanchez on the Arsenal bench for the first half of our Premier League defeat to Liverpool it was always going to be a big talking point and in some ways I can see why the manager felt that he had to show some authority after a reported training ground incident surrounding the Chilean striker.

Despite denying the row, Wenger has hinted at the reasons behind it being that the recent shows of frustration on the pitch from Alexis have come about through his wish for the rest of the Arsenal team to get stuck in and make the same effort as he does on a regular basis.

Ozil proves how awkward he is for Wenger to manage

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been in the news this week concerning things he wrote in his new book, “the magic of the game”. First it was the squabble he had with Mourinho, then the reason why he sacked his Father as his agent! While all these may keep people entertained and informed about happenings in his life, the timing of the book and purpose of writing the book seemed not to be properly planned.

REASONS WHY ARSENAL ARE TOO RELIANT ON OZIL AND ALEXIS

The Arsenal for the last two seasons have seemed to be built upon the superlative performance of the attacking duo of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez going forward. The form of Alexis in attack and the presence of the German playmaker Mesut Ozil behind him in midfield have yielded more dividend for the Gunners in previous seasons.

At the moment there are some mind boggling issues regarding the contract of the attacking duo in the Arsenal Football Club.

Is Merson right about Arsenal spending?

Paul Merson may be a former Arsenal player, but he’s never too far away from criticising the club in the media. Merson’s criticism of Arsenal today comes in regards to the transfer market, with the pundit now urging Arsene Wenger to spend some money!
There are various players that we all think could improve our current side, but one that most will agree on, is the need to have a real world class striker. We have found new light in Alexis Sanchez up front, but a real top quality striker, one that can win you the league with 25-30 goals a season is what we truly need.
Merson has gone for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Greizmann to be Arsenal’s number one target, but is there really much hope of a move for the Frenchman? Merson said:

‘They pay top dollar those Arsenal fans. When you’re paying that kind of money you have to be watching world class footballers at the club. You can’t just have two – you should have five and six in my opinion.’

Swansea 0-4 Arsenal – What the stats said…..

SWANSEA CITY 0-4 ARSENAL: WHAT THE STATS ARE SAYING AS REGARDS TO ARSENAL’S VICTORY OVER SWANSEA.

Arsenal defeated Swansea City 4-0 in South Wales, a venue not familiar with good stories for the Gunners but the visitors went, saw and conquered the hosts (Swansea City) eliminating every form of fear regarding the Swansea fixture.

The likes of Wayne Routledge tried some stuff in midfield but with the superlative form of Alex Iwobi and passing instrument Granit Xhaka, Arsenal were able to scale the hurdle in an emphatic fashion. With the win and the brilliant performance against Swansea we take a look at the match statistics from the game.

Pulis backs Arsenal for BIG Premier League title push

Everyone concerned with Arsenal Football Club would have been disappointed to see the current Premier League leaders pass their latest by beating AFC Bournemouth despite having to play the game without first choice centre forward Diego Costa and midfield star N’Golo Kante.

But there was some encouragement yesterday in our hopes that Arsenal can make up the nine point gap and give Chelsea a proper run for their money this season. It came from the slightly unlikely source of Tony Pulis, who despite being clearly disappointed that his West Brom side were not able to hold on to take a point home to the West Midlands, said after the game that he thinks that Arsene Wenger has a stronger squad of players than Antonio Conte.