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Why Arsenal must NOT loan Campbell out again! 2

Posted on July 31, 2014 by admin

I can’t believe that there are more Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsenal are ready to send our young Costa Rica international Joel Campbell back out on loan again. The poor lad has only just joined up with his Arsenal team mates and headed out to the pre-season training camp in Austria.

Surely Arsene Wenger cannot make such a big decision on the 22-year old’s future after just a few days in training, especially when you see the footage of his fancy footwork turning Arsenal’s Spanish left back Nacho Monreal up in knots in a Metro report.

Debate – Arsenal’s next manager? 3

Posted on July 28, 2014 by admin

When Wenger leaves, who should take over at Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger’s name is respected throughout the whole of the footballing world. The legacy he has left as being Arsenal’s longest serving manager is second to none. He is also currently the longest serving premier league manager, amassing more than 1000 games for the club. Arsene is always seen as the Professor. His knowledge about the game and dedication to building for the future has left Arsenal to become one of the most successful footballing models in all of world football today. However, we all know Arsene will not stay at Arsenal forever. He has to leave eventually, whether it is to another club or retiring from being a manager. This will leave a huge void for the gunners to fill. Who should take over the gunners when Arsene is done?

Should Arsenal fans worry about Red Bulls defeat? 2

Posted on July 27, 2014 by admin

We know that pre-season friendly games are more about preparation and fitness than anything, but at the same time it is never nice to lose a game, which is what happened to Arsenal last night in America.

The New York Red Bulls team featuring our former golden buy Thierry Henry do not have the same season as the Premier League, so we expected them to be more match sharp, but with Arsenal fielding the likes of Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky, you could still have hoped for more from us.

New Arsenal keeper is better than Casillas AND Szczesny! 0

Posted on July 27, 2014 by admin

I definitely think that Arsene Wenger has done the right thing with the latest Arsenal transfer news, bringing in the 25-year old David Ospina from the French club Nice. The Colombia international was one of the outstanding performers between the sticks at the World Cup finals, not just with eye catching saves, but a great all round game.

There were Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible free move for the Spain and Real Madrid star Iker Casillas, but the Madrid captain apparently wanted around £100,000 a week. And looking at the stats comparison on Squawka.com between them, Wenger certainly made the right choice. In fact, not only does Ospina come out better than Casillas, he beats our own Wojciech Szczesny as well.

Can Arsenal boss repeat Ramsey turnaround with Wilshere? 1

Posted on July 26, 2014 by admin

The turnaround in form and fortunes of Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal has been remarkable in the last 18 months or so. And anyone who thinks the two things are not connected must have been living on another planet. And if Arsene Wenger can just work similar magic on another young central midfielder, Jack Wilshere, then the Gunners would be ready to blow everyone to bits.

The young Welshman and the way he has improved is not the be all and end all, of course, because at the same time, we saw a resurgence from our number one Wojciech Szczesny, while the partnership at the back between Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny really started to flourish, but it is Rambo, super Rambo who has been the most remarkable story at Arsenal.

What if Arsenal finish 4th again this season? 6

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Patrick

The fourth place finish is becoming increasingly familiar to many Arsenal fans in recent seasons, considering how Arsenal have performed in the league in the past couple of editions. Many would argue that Arsenal are trying to pay off our new stadium debt. Thus, we did not have the financial capability to compete with the other teams.

While the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have relied on their available riches to bring in the silverware, Arsenal have stuck to our philosophy and brought in Champions League finishes season after season. Now, our debt is almost cleared off, we have the capability to compete with the rest, as seen from our signings of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. However, what if even with these signings, we end up with a fourth place finish again?

Will Emirates Cup be last chance for Campbell at Arsenal? 1

Posted on July 24, 2014 by admin

After he tweeted just the other day about flying to London to fight for his dream of playing for Arsenal, I was pretty surprised to see that the 22-year old forward was not on the plane taking the Gunners to America for a short visit and pre-season friendly against Theirry Henry and his New York Red Bulls side.

Instead, it appears that the Costa Rica international stopped off in France for a final few days’ holiday and will join up with Arsenal for training next week. I thought the young Gunner would be desperate to start showing Arsene Wenger what he is made of, because I don’t think the Frenchman is totally convinced that Campbell can really do it for Arsenal in the Premier League.

Campbell IS the reason Arsenal will NOT sign a striker! 0

Posted on July 22, 2014 by admin

There is good news for the young Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, who has now joined up with his new team mates as the Gunners continue their pre-season preparations with a trip to America and a game against New York Red Bulls, with our favourite son Thierry Henry, on Saturday night.

We already know that the young Costa Rica international has talent and a strong self belief, but he must have been having some doubts about just how much, if at all, he would be able to feature in the Arsenal first team this season. Arsene Wenger said that he would be coming for pre-season, but he stopped short of saying there was definitely a place for him in the Arsenal squad after that.

Diaby on course to finally shine for Arsenal? 5

Posted on July 21, 2014 by admin

The last time that Abou Diaby was fit and able to make a decent contribution to the Arsenal cause, was nearly two years ago, at the start of the 2012-13 season. The Frenchman started all three of the Gunners opening games and bagged himself a Man of the Match award as we beat Liverpool at Anfield.

But therein lay part of the problem for Diaby and Arsenal, because the lack of options in midfield forced Arsene Wenger to rely too heavily on the Frenchman and that caused his injury problems to flare up again. The 28-year old’s luck then deserted him again with a cruciate ligament injury that kept him out for over a year, making his only appearance as a sub in the final Premier League game.

DONE DEAL! Arsenal complete transfer of Colombia keeper Ospina 10

Posted on July 21, 2014 by admin

We all know that Arsene Wenger likes to keep the Arsenal transfer business firmly under wraps until the deal is done and ready to be announced. You can’t blame him because things can change at the last minute and you end up with egg on your face.

So to hear the Prof say on Saturday, in a report on Arsenal.com after the first pre-season game against Boreham Wood, that he would definitely be signing a new keeper this summer, says to me that he is close to sealing the deal for a stopper to replace Lukasz Fabianski. It might seem a bit thin, but Wenger refused to be drawn on which other positions would be strengthened.

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