I will never understand why Arsene Wenger felt it was alright to go into the new Premier League season with an Arsenal squad lacking in enough strength and options in the key areas of attack and defence. Most people saw that need before the end of last season but we are still waiting for the Frenchman to do something about it.
It was a month ago when Arsenal travelled to Lens for the first game of pre-season and that was when Per Mertesacker got his injury, so the manager has known since then he would be short at the back, as he also knew that Koscielny would be a late returner from Euro 2016. ...........Read more
One of the low points of last season for Arsenal, and there were quite a few of them as we failed yet again to make a decent job of challenging for the Premier League title or the Champions League, was the end of our hopes of making it three FA cup wins in a row.
That FA cup loss at home to Watford in March was an awful performance by the Gunners, but it was also something of a surprise, as we did beat the Hornets comfortably at home and away in the league, with an aggregate score of 7-0over the two matches. ...........Read more
At least Arsenal did not lose in yesterday’s away game against the reigning Premier League champions, although having done the double over Leicester City last season it does feel like a bit of a let down. After losing the opening game of the season at home to Liverpool, it was important not to lose again but with all of the big boys losing a win would have made us all feel so much better. ...........Read more
I am not sure what to9 make of the comments about Arsenal made by the Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp this week, as he prepares to bring his team to north London for the opening round of Premier League games. Perhaps the German is playing a bit of mind games and maybe trying to get his opposite number Arsene Wenger to change his own approach or even to relax and expect today’s visitors to play a certain way. ...........Read more
Being fans of Arsenal Football Club over the last few years has often been a frustrating life, even though we have been luckier than most in having two FA cup trophy wins to celebrate and always making it into the elite European club competition which is the Champions League.
The frustration has been with the way Arsene Wenger and the club refuse to spend the money that everyone else seems to think is needed to transform us from a good team that plays attractive football and gets value for money into a team of true champions. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger was already aware that he would be missing quite a few of his key players when Arsenal kick off the new Premier League season against Liverpool next weekend. Because of their prolonged involvement at Euro 2016 with Wales, Germany and France, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud were due to come back to London Colney too late to feature in that first game. ...........Read more
I wonder if the people in charge of the French club Olympique Lyonnais are keeping tabs on the latest Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds in the football media. I do hope so, because it could make them more willing to accept our improved but apparently final offer for their striker Alexandre Lacazette.
With Arsene Wenger said to be clear about the fact that this new offer for Lacazette will not be increased and with Metro reporting that the Juventus and Croatia centre forward Mario Mandzukic is next on the Arsenal transfer list and much more available after the Italian club spent a fortune on Gonzalo Higuain, they could soon be saying goodbye to 40 million euros. ...........Read more
Earlier in the week it did not take a genius to work out that Arsene Wenger was not a happy bunny about the French club Lyon going public about Arsenal’s transfer bid for their striker Alexandre Lacazette and even revealing the amount of the offer that had been turned down.
It has not stopped the Frenchman from going back with a better offer though, according to a Squawka.com report. It also seems clear that Wenger is determined not to be held to ransom or messed about by the people at Lyon though. ...........Read more
There is Big news for Arsenal in their hunt for a striker today, as it seems that the Gunners are going to miss out on yet another transfer target, this time Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal fans last night that they could still expect some big name transfers before the window shuts at the end of next month, but he also warned that we might have to wait until the last few days to see them.
The Frenchman may have been throwing us off track, however, because The Sun and other sources are reporting that we might soon have completed the transfer deal that would get us all buzzing. ...........Read more