Only FA cup trophy will make season a success says Arsenal star!

This is no time for Arsenal fans or the players and manager to be feeling as if the season has been a success, even though the Gunners improved our position in the Premier League table. At least not until the FA cup is confirmed as coming back to north London with us this evening.

That is the reasoning of the England international Jack Wilshere anyway, who has suffered another season of disappointment on the personal front. As reported by the Daily Mail, Wilshere feels that Arsenal could and should have finished the season as runners up to the champions Chelsea.

FOUR star Arsenal marching on to Wembley

It was starting to get a bit twitchy for Arsenal fans in recent weeks, even though the point against Sunderland on Wednesday had made sure that we would finish above Man United and go straight into the Champions League group stage, no passing go and no playing two play off games.

So the Gunners were under pressure to beat an in form West Brom today, or we were for about five minutes until Theo Walcott picked up the ball on the right of the penalty area and unleashed a fearsome shot that gave Myhill no chance. Arsenal were already looking good and confident and that early goal settle any nerves.

New Arsenal signing set to start after permit granted?

I must admit that I was worried about Arsene Wenger perhaps being a bit over confident about getting a work permit for the new Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista. We were told at the weekend that the Gunners and his Spanish La Liga club Villarreal had agreed the terms of the transfer and the deal was set to be completed today or tomorrow.

It would not be the first time that Wenger and Arsenal did not get the decision they expected from the football authorities and so I feared that they might stick to the letter of the law and not allow Paulista a work permit as he had no full international caps with Brazil.

Arsenal set for another United battle as Vlaar ready for January transfer

Yesterday’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United was being billed by some as the battle between two beleagured and injury hit defences and which one of the makeshift back lines could cope the better.

As we know, Arsenal lost that battle thanks to some more sucidal defending and some bad luck combined with our poor finishing and De Gea’s keeping at the other. And United have a number of first choice defenders due to come back off the injury list soon, so you would have to say our need for reinforcements in January is greater.

Agent confirms World Cup star ready for Arsenal transfer!!

Well then Arsenal fans, it looks like the Gunners will be going up against our long term Premier League rivals Manchester United at least three times this season; with the first game after the international break seeing Louis van Gaal bring his Red Devils to the Emirates. Arsenal travel to Old Trafford for the penultimate league game of the season, but before that, the two clubs are set to go head to head for the transfer of Ron Vlaar.

Ramsey and Arteta admit Arsenal were awful in Dortmund

Mikel Arteta is the new Arsenal captain and Aaron Ramsey is arguably our best player whose great performances last season earned him the fans vote for Player of the season. They are also the heart of the Arsenal midfield which might as well not have been on the pitch as we were ripped to shreds by Borussia Dortmund last night.

So it is only right that these two senior players shouldered a lot of the blame for our Champions League capitulation, with the Spaniard facing Sky Sports after the match and admitting that Arsenal were well below the performance level needed and just failed to cope with the Germans and he had no hesitation admitting the Gunners were second best.

Benteke is not worth the risk for Arsenal – Not at that price….

Ever since Christian Benteke made sure his name was known in England, with several stunning performances, Arsenal players have been living in envy that we never picked him up for a bargain last summer and are now calling for Wenger to make a move for the Belgian international striker. The well-known Arsenal fan has already made several pleas to Arsene Wenger through the media this summer and now he has gone to the next stage by handing in a transfer request, which only adds to the speculation.

Benteke opens door to Arsenal transfer

Can Arsenal accommodate two big, powerful strikers in the squad? We might be able to find out, if Arsene Wenger reacts to the words of Christian Benteke. The Aston Villa and Belgium forward has hinted that he could leave his current club and has previously stated that his `dream` was to play for Arsenal.

He said, “If Aston Villa say I must stay, I won’t necessarily accept that.”

You could say that Olivier Giroud is not the typical Arsenal striker, at least under Arsene Wenger, but the manager seems to be very happy with the contribution Giroud has made this season and I’m sure he has looked on with admiration at the job Benteke has done for Paul Lambert at Villa.

Arsenal v Aston Villa Betting Preview

Arsenal may have lost their last two home games, but they are still very hot favourites at 4/11 (Stan James) to beat Aston Villa tomorrow, as their opponents are 20 points below them, and just one point away from relegation.

Despite their lowly position, Villa have managed to beat West Ham and draw with Everton in their last two games, so their price of 10/1 (from Bet365) could be extremely generous if Arsenal have totally lost their confidence. The draw is also highly priced by Bet365 at 9/2. Please remember that if you are going to open a bookies account you should check out to find out which Sportsbooks give the best bonuses.

Van Persie’s Dutch team-mate wants him to stay at Arsenal

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is getting unexpected support from Dutch defender Ron Vlaar, who is pushing Robin Van Persie to stay with the Gunners amidst rumours linking him to a possible move to the Italian champions Juventus.

After just signing with Aston Villa, Vlaar is now vehement in saying that Robin should stay with the Gunners, but admits that he has no certain information which can point to a possible stay.

“I talked to Robin and several other players during the Euros,” said Vlaar.