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Newcastle v Arsenal Player Ratings – Good performance all round 0

Posted on March 22, 2015 by Patrick

Olivier Giroud was on target for Arsenal as the Gunners came away with a narrow 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. After a dominating first-half performance which included a brace from Giroud, Arsene Wenger’s men resisted a Newcastle onslaught in the second half to claim the victory and go back to within a point of Manchester City in second place. Here are the player ratings:

Ospina – 8.5 – It was another impressive performance from the Colombian. He was commanding in the air and looked assured throughout. The highlights were his brilliant reflex saves from Sissoko and Perez.

FOUR reasons to be cheerful for Arsenal fans in Monaco! 0

Posted on March 17, 2015 by admin

Arsenal may have left a mountain to climb after losing at the Emirates stadium to Monaco by 3-1 at the end of February. In fact the Gunners must pull off something that has never been done before in the Champions League if we are to achieve a remarkable comeback and stay in the competition.

So we know it is not going to be easy but there are a few reasons for the travelling Arsenal fans to believe that the team just might do it.

Arsenal to sign Kane from Spurs? 1

Posted on March 07, 2015 by admin

This Arsenal transfer would be a massive surprise to everyone and to be honest, is unlikely to happen. But the Tottenham striker Harry Kane would be a fantastic signing for Arsenal and he would fit perfectly into the Arsenal team.

It probably won’t happen Arsenal fans, and there are no rumours linking us with him, but how often does the rumour mill get it right? It would make Kane a pariah among Spurs fans of course but if they fail to reach the Champions League AGAIN and if Arsenal do make it AGAIN, you could see why Kane might fancy the move.

Why Arsenal trip to QPR the PERFECT set up for Man Utd clash 0

Posted on March 06, 2015 by admin

If you asked the Arsenal boss what he would have preferred from Wednesday´s trip to face QPR in the Premier League, it would probably have included plenty of Arsenal goals and a clean sheet against a lacklustre side that the Gunners did not have to break sweat to beat.

As we know, the game turned out to be far from that. But the most important thing for Arsene Wenger was ror us to get the three points and move on to the FA cup game at Old Trafford on Monday night. And from what the Frenchman said about his team´s gritty and hard won win at Loftus Road, reported by Arsenal.com, it is obvious that he was pleased with the performance as well.

Who is to blame for AWFUL Arsenal show v Monaco? 1

Posted on February 26, 2015 by admin

I understand that the buck normally stops with the manager and a lot of Arsenal fans will surely think that Arsene Wenger has a lot to answer for this morning. The players were not properly motivated and our tactics just fell apart. And keeping the terrible Mesut Ozil on for the whole game was just bizarre.

But Ozil was far from being the only Arsenal player that had a shocker. Not one of them played well in fact. Welbeck and Sanchez dropped deep and came central to rob us of any width, the full backs neglected their defensive duties, Koscielny and particularly Mertesacker made bad decisions and just defended poorly in general.

Striker warns Man United that Arsenal have TOO MUCH for them! 0

Posted on February 19, 2015 by admin

Not only is it looking like Arsenal will be battling with Manchester United until the end of the season for a top four finish in the Premier League, but the football fates have matched the Gunners up with our old enemy for a place in the FA cup semi-finals.

But there is no fear in the Arsenal camp about the upcoming clash at Old Trafford, if the recent comments by our French international centre forward Olivier Giroud are anything to go by. The 28-year old was understandably in a buoyant mood after scoring both goals against Middlesborough to get the Gunners into the quarter-final but that is not the reason he is so confident about Arsenal’s chances in the cup and league.

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck seems to be back to where he started! 0

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Patrick

Danny Welbeck was thrown straight back into the starting line-up on his return from injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat by Spurs. In many ways it was a vote of confidence from Arsene Wenger. But at the same time there are now going to be questions about Welbeck’s role in the team, and where exactly will he fit in?

Welbeck left Manchester United in the summer window for Arsenal to play regular first-team football. He also wanted the chance to play as a central striker, having done so more often for England than United. He was initially handed that task by Wenger, but that was largely due to Olivier Giroud’s injury. Since Giroud’s return, Welbeck has been given the same wide attacking role that he was often employed in by United.

Arsenal injury curse strikes AGAIN 0

Posted on December 30, 2014 by admin

Ever since the start of the Premier League season, Arsenal have had to somehow cope without almost a whole team worth of first team players. And it always seemed to be a rash of players in the same areas of the squad being out of action at the same time.

First it was the defence, with Debuchy, Koscielny and Gibbs all missing games and then it was midfield, with Ozil, Wilshere and Ramsey. But even with Walcott still injured and our big French striker Olivier Giroud missing a couple of months after surgery on his Tibia, the Gunners never seemed short up front as there were good options for Wenger.

Debuchy – Arsenal NEED to beat West Ham 0

Posted on December 28, 2014 by Patrick

There is no doubt that today’s game against West Ham United is a big six-pointer in Arsenal’s quest to regain their rightful place in the Top Four, and the French right-back Martin Debuchy is under no illusions about how close the game could be.

Martin said on Arsenal.com: “It will be difficult at West Ham on Sunday, but we need to win, so we have to be 100 per cent. West Ham have a lot of players of quality and they have had a very good start to the season, so we can expect a very difficult game.

Has Giroud left Arsenal in the lurch? 0

Posted on December 27, 2014 by admin

The Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud displayed his schoolboy side yesterday when he seemed to headbutt the QPR defender in yesterdays game, and his petulance has given Arsene Wenger one more player on the sidelines for the next three games along with the massive injury list that we already have to contend with.

Wenger admitted that the Frenchman had made a stupid mistake. “Giroud has apologised,” said the Arsenal manager. “It was a deserved red card. Madness is a big, strong word, but he didn’t kill him you know, he touched him and he should not have done it. He should have been in control. He knows he made a mistake and I know him well enough to think that he will not do it again.

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