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65 Today? Time for Wenger to retire from Arsenal! 2

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Patrick

Happy birthday Arsene – NOT! Surely when you get to 65 years of age you don’t need all this stress and strain, you could be heading for a heart attack if you carry on like this. Arsenal were incredibly lucky to win tonight against a useless Anderlecht side that has only won once in their last 20 Champions League games.

Never mind Arsene. What about us poor Arsenal fans who have been left with our hearts in our mouths at the end of nearly every single game, starting with the last minute equaliser at the Emirates against Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season.

Arsenal rocked by transfer snub from stunning Spanish striker 0

Posted on October 22, 2014 by admin

You would have to say that is the defensive areas of the Arsenal squad that are most in need of a boost at the moment, with the Gunners leaking goals on a regular basis and having to play inexperienced young players like Hector Bellerin and use others out of position.

Don’t worry Arsenal – Anderlecht have even BIGGER problems 0

Posted on October 22, 2014 by admin

It is understandable that many Arsenal fans are so concerned about the poor run of results so far this season, with just two wins from eight Premier League games and an early exit from the Capital One Cup, that there is very little confidence that the Gunners can come back to north London with three Champions League points tonight.

And this belief has not been helped by the injury to the Colombian reserve keeper David Ospina, meaning that rookie Martinez is set to make his Champions League debut because of Wojciech Szczesny being suspended. But even though Laurent Koscielny has joined Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy and others on the sidelines, Arsenal’s problems pale in comparison with those facing our opponents Anderlecht, as revealed in a Daily Star report.

Spud hating Podolski piles pressure on Arsenal boss! 0

Posted on October 22, 2014 by admin

Lukas Podolski may have endeared himself even more to the Arsenal fans this week, with his classic tweet. He was reacting to the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds about him and a possible switch to our north London rivals Tottenham,as reported by the BBC.

The German Gunner wrote, “Hell will freeze over before this transfer happens.”

Not keen then Lukas? But as much as the Arsenal fans would have loved that bit of spud bashing, it is the manager that he needs to win over and Arsene Wenger has not responded well to his recent calls to be be played more. He even left the striker out of the match day squad completely in the last game.

Why Arsenal WILL bounce back against Anderlecht 0

Posted on October 19, 2014 by admin

I think that one of the reasons for Arsenal’s lacklustre and strangely disjointed performance against Hull City at the Emirates yesterday was because we were not concentrating properly on the game. Arsene Wenger mentioned the lack of focus and I think he was right and that he was just as much to blame as the players.

We expected to win and already had one eye on the Champions League game against Anderlecht on Wednesday. And that came back to bite Arsenal on the bum, but the manager and players need to regroup now and make sure that at least we don’t make the mistake worse by failing to beat the Belgian champions, which I don’t think we will.

Arsenal already looking past Hull to Anderlecht? 0

Posted on October 17, 2014 by admin

I hope that I am wrong about this but I get the feeling that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players might be taking their eyes off the ball a little bit. Maybe it is because the Gunners did the double over tomorrow’s opponents Hull City in the Premier League last season, scoring five goals without reply, but it is a dangerous game to play.

Ramsey and Walcott hand Arsenal Champions League boost 1

Posted on October 16, 2014 by admin

The next two games for Arsenal in the Champions League, first away to the Belgian champions before Anderlecht come to the Emirates two weeks later, give the Gunners a fantastic opportunity to take back control of our qualifying group. And the chances of that happening have been given a massive double boost by Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott’s imminent return to the Arsenal team.

In his latest injury update on the Arsenal.com website, Arsene Wenger explains that neither player is quite ready to be included in the squad to face Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday. But the Gunners should have Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky available to alleviate the loss of Mesut Ozil and hopefully help us get back to winning ways and moving back up the EPL table.

More proof that UEFA have it in for Arsenal and England? 1

Posted on October 03, 2014 by admin

As a follower of Arsenal Football Club and the England national team, I have long since got used to disappointment and a general feeling that things would not be going my way. And like most football fans, I have a tendency to bias and see the things that happen to my teams through spectacles of the rose tinted variety.

But sometimes things happen which seem so unfair that I feel it cannot be just coincidence, especially when they keep happening. And the news today, reported by The Independent, that Arsenal are being charged by UEFA for the throwing of flares onto the Emirates pitch by Galatasaray fans, has really got my back up.

SHOCK stats show Arsenal striker already better than Balotelli 0

Posted on October 03, 2014 by admin

Because Arsenal were rumoured to be interested in the transfer of Mario Balotelli earlier in the summer and because he cost Liverpool about the same amount (£16 million) as Danny Welbeck cost Arsenal, I thought I would do a bit of a comparison.

And the fact that they are of similar age and stature, with both playing in the same position for a top four Premier League team and in the Champions League should make it a useful exercise. So I went to Squawka.com and used their statistical comparison matrix where you can select from a wide number of stats and look at both players’ performances this season in both major competitions and set the results to show an average per 90 minutes to get rid of any benefit from playing more.. The results were quite a surprise.

Welbeck’s hat-trick to open floodgates for Arsenal striker? 2

Posted on October 02, 2014 by admin

When Arsenal signed Danny Welbeck on transfer deadline day, the news did not generate much excitement among the Arsenal fans, although we were glad that Arsene Wenger had signed someone. But it was more about relief that the Gunners had cover for the injured Olivier Giroud than belief that Welbeck would be able to fire the goals we needed.

Ever since then, however, we have warmed to Welbeck and started to think that he really could thrive as a centre forward under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger. There have been a few hiccups along the way so far, like the three missed chances against Borussia Dortmund, but in his second Champions League game for Arsenal last night, the 23-year old banished most of the remaining doubts with his stunning hat-trick.

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