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Bring on Besiktas roars battling Arsenal star!! 0

Posted on August 25, 2014 by admin

After Arsenal looked silky smooth as we eased to a comfortable Community Shield win at Wembley against the might of Man City, the start of the season proper has been problematic to say the least. A scrambled winner saved us from a shocker against Crystal Palace before we ground out a draw in Istanbul and narrowly avoided defeat at Everton.

So are the Arsenal players feeling the pressure a bit and worrying about our form? Not on you Nellie, at least not if you ask our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere anyway. The 22-year old, who is well aware of what a big season this is for him personally as well as for the club he loves, has been speaking about his confidence ahead of the second leg with Besiktas, as reported by The Daily Mail.

Giroud injury ensures Arsenal luck is still all BAD 1

Posted on August 24, 2014 by admin

Some might say that Arsenal had lady luck on their side yesterday because we came back against a very strong Everton side after being 2-0 down with less than 10 minutes on the clock, but there was nothing lucky about our goals, unlike the second scored by Everton which should have been chalked off for two separate reasons.

And our bad luck did not stop there either, because a strong challenge from Distin right at the end left our striker Olivier Giroud sitting on the pitch nursing his ankle. Arsene Wenger then suggested, as reported by ESPN, that it did not look likely that the Frenchman would be able to start against Besiktas on Wednesday. That is a massive game and we already have The3o Walcott and Yaya Sanogo unavailable.

Picture to give every Arsenal fan a warm glow!! 2

Posted on August 22, 2014 by admin

The new season has hardly got started, with Arsenal having played just one Premier League game so far, but we are already having a mini injury crisis. When I looked the other day, there were six first team players supposedly on the sidelines and there had been no mention of Abou Diaby in any of the matchday squads, ominously.

diaby training
So when I saw this picture on Arsenal.com today, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. With Mikel Arteta out and still no movement from Arsene Wenger in the transfer window for that tricky deep midfield position, having the lanky Frenchman available again really could be like having a new signing.

So who played WELL for Arsenal against Besiktas? 2

Posted on August 20, 2014 by admin

It is fair to say that Arsenal have not really got going properly yet this season. Despite beating the Premier League champions comfortably in the Community Shield at Wembley, the Gunners have struggled in the two competitive games since.

It is far from being a disaster so far, because we got the three points against Crystal Palace and just need to beat Besiktas at home to go into the Champions League group stages, but neither performance was very convincing, with some of our front line players looking like they are still on holiday.

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.

Arsenal debate – How much will Walcott be missed until comeback? 2

Posted on July 20, 2014 by admin

Arsene Wenger has given an Arsenal injury update on the progress and prognosis of the recovery of Theo Walcott. And while the news on Arsenal.com is good, with the lightning fast England star getting close to a comeback, it does seem like Arsenal will have to do without him at the start of the season.

Wenger said, “He’s progressing very well. He’s worked very hard during the summer and we expect him to be back in full training at the end of August.

“That’s [return date] difficult to predict. Once he’s back in full training it can be very quick. He has a good basis, which is what he’s working on now.”

Sanchez targets trophy treble after joining Arsenal 0

Posted on July 12, 2014 by admin

The stunning capture by Arsenal of the Chile international Alexis Sanchez has got the Arsenal fans, players past and present and the media buzzing with what he will add to the Gunners. And Sanchez himself seems just as excited to be coming to the Premier League with Arsenal.

The 25-year old arrived at his former club Barcelona too late to pick up a Champions League winners medal with them. He did pick up gongs for a La Liga title, a Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup and Club World Cup to add to his three titles in South America, but he is hungry for more with Arsenal.

Koscielny reveals why `Wenger trophy` is vital to Arsenal players 0

Posted on May 02, 2014 by admin

Arsenal got a lot of stick last season, a lot of it from their own fans and former players, for the way they celebrated on the final day of the Premier League season up at Newcastle. Laurent Koscielny scored the vital goal that put the Gunners into the Champions League, and the French defender has been talking about just what a plce in Europe’s top club competition means to him and his team mates.

Flamini fire and Ozil skill can drive Arsenal on to trophy success 0

Posted on March 11, 2014 by admin

There have been a fair few notes on Arsenal’s midfield man Mathieu Flamini in recent weeks but what everyone seems to agree on is that the player certainly has passion.

Although I’ve said it before on various occasions, Flamini for me has been the most impressive player to join the Gunners this season. Although its really only between him and German international Mesut Ozil, I personally think Flamini has been the stronger character and the more consistent performer. Don’t get me wrong, Ozil has been great for Arsenal this season, despite the recent doubts that have surrounded him, but although this doesn’t necessarily mean I think he’s been worth his price tag, Flamini has certainly been worth his.

Arsenal destroy Everton, now do the same to Munich! 0

Posted on March 09, 2014 by admin

This season has been a roller-coster for Arsenal fans, but at least we have made it as far as March and are still in with a chance in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League, which is a lot better than in recent seasons where we have usually been discounted by the end of February.

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