As well as Arsene Wenger wanting his Arsenal players to focus on the job at hand of winning all of our remaining Premier League games and securing a top three finish, he himself has to make sure that they take each game as it comes. And his own task is setting the Gunners up with the best possible chance of beating the team in front of us.
That is why, I think, the Frenchman brought back Olivier Giroud and Per Mertesacker for the midweek game against West Brom. But the away game against a Sunderland desperate for all three points to get them out of the relegation is a different matter. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger has finally decided to tell Arsenal fans why we couldn’t win the Premier League this season and it’s all down to our opponents who defended too well when they came to the Emirates!
Last season the Gunners averaged 2.16 goals per home game, but this campaign it dropped to a measly 1.5, but it’s not because our strikers are useless. “Our home form has not been exceptional,” Wenger said. “Our away form has been good.
“We did not score enough goals at home, especially against Crystal Palace with the amount of possession we had. ...........Read more
I would not be surprised to hear that not just Arsenal but every big club in the Premier League were on red alert and preparing to make a transfer bid in the summer after Edinson Cavani all but invited them to bring him to England in the next transfer window.
The PSG and Uruguay international star is one of those few strikers out there that would improve almost any team in the world, so the Metro report which reveals his desire to come and play in the Premier League is bound to create a buzz and possibly a bidding war when the summer transfer window opens. ...........Read more
Arsenal fans might start to remember that it was not too long ago we were all purring about the skills of our French international striker Olivier Giroud, after he became the third fastest player in the club’s long and distinguished history to reach 50 goals.
He was also on course to fire Arsenal to the Premier League title but the two goals he scored in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool were the last we saw for some time. Hopefully Giroud will have a good international break with France and come back firing on all cylinders and if the video below showing him in training this week is anything to go by, we should be hearing the strains of his song being sung around the Emirates stadium again very soon. ...........Read more
Arsenal could really have done with our England international forward Danny Welbeck coming back from injury a lot sooner in the season and his comeback may prove to have been too late to save the Gunners from this most frustrating of seasons, but he has at least come back with a bang.
Once again at the weekend he made a big difference after coming on as a sub in the FA cup defeat to Watford. Arsene Wenger suggested after that loss that he was having to ease Welbeck back as he has been out for a long time and is not quite fully match fit yet. ...........Read more
While Arsene Wenger has already accepted that the FA cup is now the best and perhaps only chance for Arsenal to get our hands on a trophy this season, he has not quite given up on the other two competitions yet. So with a second leg against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday followed by a big Premier League game away to Everton next Saturday, the prof is going to have do some clever tinkering and rotating to get the best out of the Arsenal squad in the next week. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger has been left with little choice but to change the Arsenal team that played so poorly and slumped to a damaging and dismal loss against Man United at Old Trafford. And he may well need to freshen up the legs of the team as well as the big games have been coming thick and fast.
The first player to be struck off the team sheet will surely be the England international Theo Walcott as he was as bad against United as I can remember. A bigger call but also one I think the boss could make is to rest the under performing Alexis Sanchez as well, although I would still expect to see him from the bench. ...........Read more
To be perfectly honest, most Arsenal fans could not give a monkey’s about where the goals come from, as long as the Gunners start firing again. The scoring has slowed up dramatically since the turn of the year and the blame for that can be shared around, with Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and the back from injury Alexis Sanchez all failing to do the business for Arsenal in front of goal. ...........Read more
With Arsenal having struggled to score goals in recent games it would normally be the France international striker Olivier Giroud that was the main target of the Arsenal fans’ frustration, but despite the fact he has not found the back of the net since bagging a brace against Liverpool a few weeks ago, Giroud has been playing okay and the chances we have squandered have largely fallen to his team mates.
However, he is the centre forward and so is feeling a lot of the responsibility to get the Gunners firing again as soon as possible and so the big man has promised the Arsenal fans that he will be fully focused on getting the side back to winning ways in Bournemouth today. ...........Read more
With Arsenal top of the table and our next Premier League opponents Chelsea languishing down in 14th place, I think we can safely expect the strugglers from Stamford Bridge to arrive in north London on Sunday with a big blue bus to park.
So the onus on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will be to break down the Chelsea defence, something we were unable to manage away to Stoke City yesterday. So you want your most potent attacking players fit and available. That is why it is great news that the injury that kept our German international star Mesut Ozil out at the weekend was only a minor problem and the boss declared that he would definitely be back for the Chelsea match. ...........Read more