Are Arsenal confident enough to be Champions?

Arsenal’s fans expectation for the new season. by AM

Dear Gunners,

It has been mostly a year since I posted my last article on JustArsenal. I was busy at work but this did not stop me from following my beloved team. With the new season behind the door, I wanted to express my views about what we can expect from our team this.

Inflated prices the reason Arsenal will NOT sign another striker

Why Wenger isn’t interested in buying a striker this summer by KJ

Buying a striker has been the message by many Arsenal fans ever since we sold Van Persie to Man Utd and yet here we are almost in August with no apparent intention of bringing in another striker. We’ve skipped on the likes of Mandzukic, Costa, Lukaku, Immobile and seem to have decided to stick with Giroud instead – but why?

Arsenal to fight Liverpool again as Swansea set to sell Bony?

You could say that the scores are one all between Arsenal and Liverpool in the transfer market this summer, but the fact that the Anfield club did not end up signing Loic Remy, along with the rumour that Arsene Wenger had gone cool on bringing him to Arsenal because of his wage demands, makes it that the Gunners are winning in my book.

Not being able to persuade Alexis Sanchez to join them as they sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona must have hurt them, with all their daft talk about the Chilean forward having no ambition, so it will be doubly sweet for us if we can beat them to the transfer of another of their top targets, Wilfried Bony.

Jack backs German starlet to shine brightly for Arsenal

Jack Wilshere knows all about what it takes to break into the Arsenal first team as a young player from the academy, having become the youngest player to ever play in the Premier League for the Gunners when he was just 16 years and 256 days old back in September 2008.

The latest player to really catch the eye at a similar age is Gedion Zelalem, the 17-year old born in Berlin but able to play for with Germany or USA at international level. Wilshere is clearly impressed with the young midfielder, who has started both of the pre-season games so far and is sure to feature in the Emirates Cup tournament this weekend.

Arsenal transfer latest – Khedira doubtful but Carvalho back ON!

When one door closes, Arsenal fans, it is always nice if another one opens. So although there is some bad news for the Gunners in our pursuit of a top class central midfielder who will add some much needed steel to our creative flair, there is no need for despair.

The bad news, according to a report in the Evening Standard, is that the German champions Bayern Munich are looking to sign one of our transfer targets, Sami Khedira, from Real Madrid. The fact that Arsene Wenger is already reluctant to meet the wage demands of the German international, tells me that the chances of Arsenal beating Bayern to this one are about as thin as the average supermodel.

Why Giroud may have just ONE month to prove himself at Arsenal

No pressure, Olivier, but I think the big Frenchman could soon find himself sitting on the Arsenal bench more often than he is on the pitch. Because unless Arsene Wenger has a complete change of mind, then the Gunners will be playing in our usual system of 4-3-3 and that means just one central striker.

And now that Arsenal have signed the pacy and powerful Chile international Alexis Sanchez, Giroud is going to have some serious competition for the position, for pretty much the first time since he signed for Arsenal two years ago. That means that the next month or so is going to be very important for the Frenchman, in my opinion.

Arsenal to swoop after Schneiderlin requests transfer?

We all know that a vast majority of Arsenal transfer rumours in the papaersa turn out to be fit only for wrapping up fish n chips. But not all of them, and Arsenal have been strongly linked with Morgan Schneiderlin, Sami Khedira and Lars Bender all summer, and we may soon find out which, if any, of these players Arsene Wenger is going to sign for that tricky defensive midfield role.

If there is any truth to our reported interest in Schneiderlin, then now is the time for Wenger to do something about it, because the France international has handed in a transfer request at his Premier League club Southampton, according to a Sky Sports report.

Is this photo proof that Arsenal signed Chambers to replace Vermaelen?

It seemed a bit strange at the time, to me anyway, that Arsenal signed Calum Chambers from Southampton. After all, we had already signed Mathieu Debuchy as a replacement for Bacary Sagna at right back, and then we had Carl Jenkinson and Hector Bellerin as back-up options.

But that was because I only thought of the young England international as a full back, whereas it seems that the 19-year old has the potential to become a centre back or a defensive midfielder as well. And Arsenal need to strengthen in both of these areas, so maybe Wenger is not really looking at Chambers as a full back at all.

Reus NOT Khedira to be the next German at Arsenal?

Arsenal fans know all too well the problems that an injury can cause. From having two of our most promising young players in years, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, nearly having their careers ended before they began, to having Abou Diaby suffer enough injuries for a whole team.

I’m not even going to start on about last season, because it just gets me so frustrated, but at least Arsene Wenger has done something about the problem, bringing in two new experts to deal with the players’ fitness and the medical side of things.

Why fear factor will work FOR Arsenal this season!

One of the most important things for Arsenal last season, in my opinion, was the fact that we got our home fortress back and started making teams seriously worried about facing us. Of course there were those bad beatings away from home at Anfield and Stamford Bridge, but they were rare exceptions to the rule.

This season, no one will look forward to coming to the Emirates to face the Gunners. With the excellent business already done by Arsene Wenger in the transfer window, and the likelihood of a bit more before the window shuts, Arsenal have built on the very strong foundations of last year. There is no doubt that the other Premier League sides are looking to north London with a bit of envy and plenty or worry, and we can use that to our advantage.

Arsenal still need two MORE signings

Who’s left to sign in this window? by KJ

Arsenal have made four good signings so far but we still have some business left to do and I wanted to discuss the two positions I expect Wenger to bring players in for before the start of the season.

Defensive Midfielder

It is well documented that we need one and with Arteta aging and losing his athleticism, it is paramount that we bring in his successor this season so they can settle when he potentially leaves next season. This player will need to be relatively young but will also need to be extremely mobile. They will need to be defensively strong enough to accommodate Ramsey’s forward runs as well.

Can Arsenal really go all the way? Without the usual slip?

A strong start or a strong finish by TJ

In the last ten years, Arsenal have failed repeatedly in our quest and pursuit to once again become the champions of England. We have come close many times. We failed many times due to different reasons. Injuries have caused us a lot over the past few years. However, more often than not, we are being stopped by either a very weak start to the campaign or a very unsightly finish, causing us many times.