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Why Arsenal MUST go for it against Besiktas!! 0

Posted on August 19, 2014 by admin

He who dares wins, Rodney! That should be the policy of Arsenal’s very own Del boy Trotter tonight, when the Gunners play the first of two legs in the knockout play-off stage of the Champions League tonight. And there are a number of reasons why I think we should be bold and adventurous.

I am not saying that Arsene Wenger should tell the players to throw caution to the wind, but I do believe that a forward thinking approach is the best way for the Gunners to go in Istanbul tonight. It worked at the same stage last season against Fenerbahce, who did not know what had hit them. That was then a formality at the Emirates after we had won 2-0 away and we could do with a similar result tonight, with a tough away trip to Everton to think about this weekend.

Nasri writes off Arsenal as title challengers! 6

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Patrick

There are a few ex-Arsenal players that have left the club on bad terms, but definitely one of the most annoying has to be Man City’s Sami Nasri, who just seems to revel in upsetting his former fans.

Today he has been spouting off that Arsenal have no chance of winning the Premiership, and considers Man City’s biggest rivals to be Chelsea this season.

“I think Chelsea will be the biggest threat,” he said. “For me, Arsenal still have a weakness in defensive midfield and at centre-back.

Gibbs admits that Arsenal NEEDED the FA Cup win! 0

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Patrick

The Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs thinks that the team are in great spirit aheadof the new season,and says the FA Cup winning medals was exactly what the players needed to start a winning momentum.

Gibbs told Arsenal.com: “Winning the FA Cup was the biggest thing and we’ve kept a large amount of the squad together and added some new players,”

“Last year we did that as well. We didn’t let a lot of people go and brought people in. That had a positive effect for us so hopefully that can happen again.

Arsenal to see more from Alexis Sanchez against Man City 0

Posted on August 06, 2014 by admin

After making his first two appearances for Arsenal last weekend in the Emirates Cup games against Benfica and Monaco, Alexis Sanchez called for a bit of patience from the Arsenal fans and suggested that he is not really fully fit yet. To be fair to him, I don’t think he had any reason to expect anything else.

The Chilean had only just arrived in London and had trained just twice with his new team mates. So for the 25-year old to say that he would need a bit more time to get to match sharpness and really show us what he is made of, just highlights the high standards that he sets for himself.

Arsenal’s lack of defenders highlighted by Emirates Cup team 8

Posted on August 02, 2014 by admin

I know that Arsene Wenger likes his Arsenal players to be versatile, and it is just as well when you see the options the Frenchman has got to work with in the Emirates Cup this weekend. With Thomas Vermaelen injured (apparently) and Per Mertesacker still on holiday after Germany’s World Cup heroics, Wenger has had to do some juggling to give the Gunners a back four to face Benfica today.

Chambers to partner Koscielny for Arsenal at Emirates Cup? 4

Posted on July 31, 2014 by admin

With Arsenal currently at their pre-season training camp in Austria, it is a good chance for our newest signing Calum Chambers to meet up with his new team mates and for Arsene Wenger to begin to integrate the youngster into the Arsenal way of doing things.

And the former Southampton star could be seeing some action on the pitch a lot quicker than many of us thought. The Gunners face two games in the Emirates Cup this weekend, with Portuguese side Benfica on Saturday and then AS Monaco from the French Ligue 1 on Sunday. Arsenal fans will be hoping for a better performance than last weekend’s defeat in New York, but Wenger has some problems to deal with.

Which Defensive Midfielder do Arsenal fans want? 9

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Patrick

Since Patrick Viera left for Juventus in 2005, Arsenal fans have always wished for someone of his stature to protect our back four. Over the years, Arsenal has been linked with countless defensive midfielders. It was almost as if every single decent defensive midfielder was linked with a move to Arsenal.

That is how pressing the issue was as Arsenal were repeatedly exposed to quick counter attacking opposition. The fact that Arsenal were a team that is usually on the offense just made us more vulnerable to the counter attack.

Arsenal need to keep the momentum going into the new season 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Patrick

It has been a great past few months for Arsenal fans all around the world. We capped off a decent season with an FA cup victory, beating Hull City 3-2 in extra time. How sweet was that victory? It effectively ended a 9 year long trophy drought. For a club of Arsenal’s stature, that felt like total eternity.

Then, it was time for the world cup in the hot climate of Brazil. In this tournament, the Arsenal players did extremely well, with Alexis, Campbell and Giroud all having deep runs in the tournaments with their nations. More importantly, three Arsenal players- Ozil, Mertesacker and Podolski went on to lift the world cup at the end of the tournament for Germany.

Will Giroud still be Arsenal’s main striker this season? 8

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Patrick

Giroud has been one of the most criticized players for Arsenal in recent times. Bought in the summer of 2012 to replace Robin Van Persie, Giroud had huge boots to fill, especially when Van Persie came off a 37 goal season. Giroud had a relatively decent first season, finishing with 17 goals and 12 assists. It was no doubt a far cry from Van Persie’s standards but still commendable for a striker’s first season in English football. However, he was still criticized throughout the whole season, mainly on being slow and not able to finish chances. What is being neglected is how well he was able to link up Arsenal’s offense very well, allowing Arsenal to have a more balanced and diversified attack.

Where will Podolski fit into the Arsenal team now? 3

Posted on July 20, 2014 by Patrick

When Lukas Podolski signed for Arsenal for a mere 10 million before the 2011-2012 season ended, many Arsenal fans were ecstatic. In Podolski, we found a superb and deadly finisher. Also, Podolski is one with a powerful shot and a great footballing brain to spot key passes. Many Arsenal fans were extremely excited regarding Podolski wearing an Arsenal jersey.

Podolski had a decent start to his Arsenal career, capturing a brace in his first preseason match. He went on to have an impressive first season with the club, finishing with 16 goals and 11 assists. Not bad for a player playing in England for the first time.

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