Sagna confidence great news for Arsenal title hopes!

Following on from the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Arsenal fans were left questioning whether their team was beginning to do what was seen to be the inevitable by some critics, and fall down the Premier League table.

Of course the majority of Arsenal fans are still optimistic and confident that Arsenal will go on to win something this season, after seeing the way that we have played so far this campaign, however what a lot of people forget is that football can change in an instant and that’s exactly why most supporters of ‘the beautiful game’ see Arsenal as outsiders to possibly challenge for a trophy.

Arsenal’s win over Marseille doesn’t inspire confidence in Group Stages

Last night Arsenal secured their first Champions League win over the season in the group stage, with a very pleasing 2-1 victory over Marseille in France. The highly anticipated game proved to be one of very little excitement with the mood being more frustration than anything; however in the end the result proved to be an effective result for the Gunners in which we can take away confidence into our next game.

Wenger backs Giroud to star for Arsenal this season

It was great to see Arsenal smashing seven goals without reply past the Indonesia Dream Team yesterday, even though it was a meaningless friendly. Arsene Wenger was obviously pleased with the Gunners performance, and the Frenchman was especially satisfied with his big French striker Olivier Giroud, who took his two goals brillianyly and looked much better than he did last season.

Wenger said, “I like Olivier very much. He scored 17 goals in his first year in England when he needed to adapt, and I’m sure he will be even stronger next season.”

Arsenal’s Bendtner finally sets his sights lower than Barcelona!

Nicklas Bendtner is sure to be amongst one of the players the majority of Arsenal fans want to see the back of this summer and it looks as if we may soon get our wish, with several media outlets, including the reliable Sky Sports reporting that Arsenal have agreed fees with several clubs for the Denmark international.

Bendtner himself recently stated that he had six clubs across Europe interested in his services and it seems as if he isn’t lying; with three of those clubs reportedly agree respective fees with the Gunners. Bendtner himself has stated; “I will make that choice within the next 14 days. They are all good clubs. It is a hugely important choice I’m faced with. I must go where I am wanted. As a footballer, there is only one thing that can make you happy: playing time.”

Wenger – Arsenal are enjoying the pressure!

Arsenal have fought back from a seven-point deficit behind Tottenham to end up going into the final match of the season with a one-point advantage, needing just one more win to secure their accustomed place in the Champions League next season.

Obviously they are under extreme pressure to get another three points at Newcastle this afternoon, but Wenger is happy to be in this position especially if you consider the alternative!

“The pressure is big, of course,” said Wenger. “But I always said the worst, in my job, is to play games without any pressure.

Wenger – Aaron Ramsey is just going through a bad patch! Really???

The young Welsh captain Aaron Ramsey came back from a horrific injury last year and all Arsenal fans feel sorry for the way his development was so cruelly interrupted, but his performances this season have simply highlighted his need for some psychological training to regain his former confidence.

I fully understand Arsene Wenger thinking that the Arsenal midfielder needs some game-time to help him regain his former glory, but I question why Wenger continues to put him in the starting line-up in games that are simply must-win games for the Gunners.

Gervinho – Every game is tough for me..

The Arsenal winger Gervinho has admitted that he hasn’t been playing to the best of his ability since he joined the Gunners last summer, and although most people say that it always takes a year for foreign players to bed in at the Permiership he doesn’t think that next season will get any easier.

“I am happy about my first season but I know I can do better,” Gervinho said. “I have scored and given assists but I also created a few chances that I missed. If I had been more efficient, it would have been even better.

Arteta – All the players have confidence in Wenger (and the fans should too!)

Arsenal fans made their displeasure known to Arsene Wenger during and after the defeat by Man Utd on Sunday, but since then quite a few Arsenal players have made statements in support of their manager.

Robin Van Persie apologised to Wenger for questioning Wenger’s judgement when he brought on Andrei Arshavin for The Ox, and the latest one to call for the Arsenal fans to support Wenger is the Spaniard Mikel Arteta, who is also adamant that all the players are right behind him.

Arteta said: “All the players are supportive of Wenger — there are no divisions.

Wenger tells Szczesny that confidence is not enough!

The young Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is not short on confidence, in fact the size of his ego could probably rival even Nicolas Bendtner’s! But Arsene Wenger has advised the Polish international that he needs to keep his feet on the ground and keep his focus.

The last time Szczesny faced Man Utd he conceded a massive eight goals and although Wenger doesn’t believe he was at fault for any of them, he dosn’t think that it would affect his confidence even if he was.

Mertesacker – We lose our confidence a little bit

Arsenal’s centre defender Per Mertesacker offered an interview for the club’s official website regarding his stay at Arsenal so far. According to the massive German all Arsenal needs in order to regain full form is more time, and he thinks they are heading in the right direction.

“I had to adapt very quickly. It has not been so easy but every game helps me and helps the team to get up to the next level. It is important to improve the performances. It is getting there slowly but I am very happy to be a part of Arsenal.”