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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.

Arsenal need to beat Monaco and Benfica to win Emirates Cup 0

Posted on May 31, 2014 by admin

The Emirates Cup seemed to be only trophy that Arsenal could win in nine years of suffering, but now we have got that monkey off our backs with our FA Cup win, we would still want to start the season with a bang.

It certainly will not be so easy to win as in some previous years, with the much improved Benfica as our opponents on the opening day, Saturday August 2nd, and the newly rich Monaco to face us on the following day.

Wenger – Of course Arsenal winning trophies matters! 0

Posted on May 17, 2014 by admin

The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been reminiscing about the last time he won the FA Cup back in 2005, and how the Gunners were outplayed by Man United but still ended up winning on penalties.

That was considered as “winning ugly” in those days, and Wenger is hoping that Arsenal can win in a bit more style this time around, and seems amazed at how long ago it was as that was the last trophy that we actually won!

“You don’t prepare games with that [winning ugly] in your mind,” Wenger said. “You prepare by thinking that the best chance to win is to play at your best.

Arteta – Arsenal have no fear about winning the Cup 1

Posted on May 17, 2014 by admin

The veteran Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta does not think that the Gunners’ nine-year long wait for a trophy will affect the players mindset ahead of todays FA Cup Final against Hull City at Wembley today.

And the Spaniard is not happy that Jose Mourinho accused Arsene Wenger of being a Specialist In Failure, especially after his manager’s long record of success with Arsenal. Arteta said: “For some people success is only to win a trophy and nothing else matters.

“But analyse everything Arsene Wenger has done for this club, and if you think he is a failure, then I have a different opinion.

Podolski – Arsenal WILL win the Cup Final! 0

Posted on May 17, 2014 by admin

It is good to see confidence running through the Arsenal team, and after beating Hull City convincingly twice already this season, there is no reason to think we could lose this time around. Lukas Podolski obviously feels the same way as I do!

He said: “We are on a good run and are favourites.

“We play very well in the last five or six matches so we go to Wembley with thousands of our fans and we must play like in our last matches.

Arsenal to stick with experience against Hull City today? 0

Posted on April 20, 2014 by admin

Arsene Wenger certainly changed the habit of a lifetime in the last League game against West Ham, with an average age of over 29, by fielding his oldest side ever!

It seems that todays line-up could be similar after Wenger extolled the virtues of experience when you are fighting for the Wenger Trophy. He said: “Experience helps you to deal better with pressure because you know what is expected and you can focus in a more efficient way to express your potential,”

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