May 21, 2013 by
The chief executive of Arsenal Football Club has made a statement about the finance and future goals of the Gunners and it sounds great. A lot of Gooners will be less than over the moon about his words, though, because we have had our hopes dashed before.
“It is important to reiterate that for everyone at the club, qualification for the Champions League is not our ultimate ambition,” Ivan Gazidis told Arsenal.com.
“Our majority owner Mr. Kroenke has made it clear that, while it’s an achievement to make the Champions League, our ultimate objective is to win the major trophies. ...........Read more
January 10, 2013 by
After losing to Bradford in the League Cup quarter-final and dropping to a massive 18 points behind Manchester United in the race for the Premiership, most Arsenal fans will have practically given up on the Gunners getting anything out of this season (they are now 80/1 in the Premier League Odds), but the fact is that they still have chances of winning the FA Cup and of course the Champions League. ...........Read more
April 09, 2012 by
I couldn’t resist posting this interview with Samir Nasri that was published last August (In fact it was the day that Arsenal were beaten 8-2 by Man Utd and Nasri’s City were top of the League)
He was asked if he left Arsenal for his 200,000 a week wages or because he wanted to win trophies, and he replied: “Let people think what they want. I know my choice and I know it is a choice about football.”
“We will see at the end of the season when we lift the trophy and we will talk about my choice again and I will show everyone who was thinking it was about money that they were wrong.” ...........Read more
February 26, 2012 by
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin secured a last minute deal to move back to his old club Zenit on loan until the end of the (English) season, just a few hours after Arsene Wenger said that the Russia captain would not be leaving the Emirates.
Zenit drove a hard bargain when he originally moved to Arsenal and Arshavin acknowledged that it is something he is getting used to. “Friday was a difficult day,” he said. “Everything was decided at the last minute. I guess my transfers cannot be resolved any quicker!” ...........Read more
February 20, 2012 by
For the past six seasons, February has been a horrible month for Arsenal. Since the 2005-06 season, Arsenal has failed to win a trophy with the second month of the year being the most problematic. This February was no different for Arsene Wenger, who would have been hoping for a change of fortunes. AC Milan ended his Champions League aspirations with a convincing 4-0 defeat. To make things worse, Sunderland beat them 2-0 in the FA cup. It is highly unlikely that Arsenal can win a trophy this season. However, Arsene Wenger maintains that a top four finish would be equivalent to winning the trophy. ...........Read more
January 04, 2012 by
Arsenal’s full-back Backary Sagna is close to a comeback after the injury he sustained in the beginning of the season against Tottenham, and will probably show up on the field soon having already started training.
“I was told I would spend three or four months out and I am on schedule.
“I have resumed jogging and I should kick the ball again in the coming days.
“I have screws (in my leg) but I don’t think I will have them removed. That would mean another two months on the sidelines.” ...........Read more
December 16, 2011 by
Arsenal’s centre midfielder Aaron Ramsey thinks that Arsenal will be able to win back to back trophies just as soon as the team will have played more than a few games together managing to create true bond on the field.
‘There’s plenty of young talent there and we have to bond even more and gel as a team throughout the years. Hopefully we’ll make it successful for many years,’ Ramsey told Arsenal Player.
‘It’s important that you have that core, that you’ve been together for a few years and you understand each other. ...........Read more