Is the recent signings against our policy? by TJ
It is no surprise around the footballing world, especially at Arsenal, that nurturing young talent is the way to develop a sustainable and successful model. There are many positives in trusting and polishing young talents. Firstly, the startup capital is small as not much funds are required to acquire these talents. Secondly, if trust is being put into these young players, more often than not, they would prove to be more loyal to you and give their best on the pitch. They also tend not to want to leave the club and repay your faith in them. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has to follow up the FA Cup victory with more silverware this season by SE
A lot has gone on, after that crushing defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day last season, for Wenger and the Arsenal faithful. From receiving criticism for his inactivity in the transfer market last English summer to nearly winning the Premier League, and finally ending the 9-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger ended the tempestuous 2013/14 campaign on a high. .......Read the full article here
One of the more surprising things in the World Cup final in 2014 was the Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker not getting a starting spot in the center of the Germany defence. Joachim Low, the Germany manager, thought that the pace of the Argentinian offense may be too much for the BFG. Thus, he opted for the quicker defensive partnership of Mat Hummels and Jerome Boateng instead. This proved to be more effective as Germany went on to keep a clean sheet and more importantly, lifted the World cup thanks to a brilliant finish by Mario Gotze. .......Read the full article here
It really does seem like Arsene Wenger has got something against the traditional role of defensive midfielder, after the Arsenal boss apparently decided against signing a player in that mould yet again, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The paper claims that, despite being linked with the likes of Sami Khedira, Morgan Schneiderlin and Lars Bender in lots of Arsenal transfer rumours this summer, Wenger has instead decided that our current squad can cope. The Frenchman is apparently planning to do with Jack Wilshere the same thing he did with Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard has had to be more disciplined and curb his more attacking instincts in his deeper lying role, and it has been a sucess, sometimes. .......Read the full article here
The summer transfer window so far has been nothing short of a dream come true for Arsenal fans. With the signing of Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez and the talented full back Debuchy, Arsenal has meant serious business in this transfer window. Needs were clearly addressed in these two signings.
We sorely needed a consistent and pacey left winger as seen from last season and we got that in Alexis. We also needed a replacement for Sagna who has decided to take his talents to the blue side of Manchester. We got that in Debuchy. The question now would be ‘Are we done yet in the window?’ .......Read the full article here
Are the gunners ready? by TJ
Many footballing fans around the world are expecting Arsenal to be one of the top teams in the coming season. With the signing of Alexis Sanchez, the superstar talents of Ozil and Ramsey and the breakthrough after winning the FA cup, many would expect this to be the season where Arsenal will finally deliver the much talked about major honours. Promise after promise and season after season, Arsenal have disappointed her fans for quite a while now. This time, Arsenal finally have the financial capability and the squad talent to fight for the major honours. Fighting is one thing, actually winning it is another. Are the gunners ready to start lifting the trophies? .......Read the full article here
What would be the three key aspects to a successful season for Arsenal? by SE
There is this new, fresh hope surrounding Arsenal Football Club, after they ended their 9-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup this past May. The hope is that, having got a breakthrough, the Gunners can start piling up their Trophy cabinet again, after years of famine. And, the intent is certainly there for everyone to see. .......Read the full article here
Why Ramsey’s heroics from last season would mitigate the pressure on playmaker Ozil? by SE
Aaron Ramsey’s inclination to wander into the 18-yard area last season was something like an early morning exercise routine. It was something he enjoyed doing. It was something he looked irresistible in. He excelled at carrying it out, too. And, Arsenal, as a result, benefitted hugely. It begs to wonder what could have been, had Ramsey stayed fit and kept plying his early morning routine. .......Read the full article here
How do we utilise Campbell this season? by KJ
Joel Campbell has just tweeted that he’s on his way back to England. It is too early to expect him to be ready for the game against the New York Red Bulls but I expect him to join up with the team next Thursday (as will Sanchez, Koscielny, Giroud and Debuchy). Now he’s had a good season for Olympiakos and had an even more impressive World Cup for Costa Rica – how does he factor into the Arsenal squad for next season? .......Read the full article here
As the Arsenal boss said the other day in his interview with Arsenal.com after the first pre-season game, having a summer tournament like the World Cup can make the club’s preparations for the new season that bit more difficult. And with Arsenal having so many players like the French and German Gunners reaching the latter stages of the tournament, Arsene Wenger has as many problems as anyone. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal Should Lineup In A 4-4-2 Next Season By Rohan
The 4-4-2 has been the most successful formation in the history of football, and easily the most successful for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. With this historic formation, Wenger has won three league titles, won four FA Cups, and of course managed and entire season without losing a game. Why not bring the 4-4-2 back? He now has the perfect collection of players and tools to do so. .......Read the full article here
I can’t say I blame him for deciding to leave Arsenal to further his career in professional football, but at the same time I was sad to see the news on Arsenal.com that the young German Gunner Thomas Eisfeld has called time on his dream of becoming a first team player with Arsenal.
The 21-year old has today signed for Fulham on a two year contract, where the midfielder will surely get the regular game time he needs to progress. It must have been a tough decision for Eisfeld, though, because he was tipped as being one of the young players most likely to break through from the academy, but his compatriot Serge Gnabry came up on the outside lane and overtook him. .......Read the full article here