Posted on August 11, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal star on fire at Rio Olympics – Asano out

I am not sure how pleased the majority of Arsenal fans will be with the fact that the Arsenal forwards seem to be doing their best to convince Arsene Wenger that he does not need to use the last few scratchings of the summer transfer window to add to the firepower of the Gunners, but let us just hope that he signs a top class player to compete with Olivier Giroud and all anyway.

The likes of Alex Iwobi, Joel Campbell and Theo Walcott have certainly suggested during pre-season that they are good options for the boss and perhaps this is because they know that there is a tough fight ahead of them for a first team place and regular football with Arsenal.

That will be even more true when Serge Gnabry gets back from Rio, where he is representing Germany at the 2016 Olympics. The dynamic young Gunner is not coming home yet though, because after his goals kept Germany in with a chance of qualifying for the next round, his country grabbed it with both hands by thrashing Fiji 10-0 to book a quarter-final spot against Portugal.

Once again Gnabry found the back of the net and it was his opening goal that opened the floodgates. He also got a second to make it five goals from three matches at the tournament and this must surely have earned him another chance to prove himself for Arsenal.

Unfortunately the other Arsenal player in Brazil, the summer signing Takuma Asano, did not make it through even though his Japan team won their last game, because the already qualified Nigeria took it easy and lost to Colombia, but the new Gunner did himself liots of good with his all-round play and a goal in each of the first two group games.

Good times ahead for these Gunners do you think?


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22 thoughts on “Arsenal star on fire at Rio Olympics – Asano out

  1. SoOpa AeoN

    I’m fLattered L()L….


    The EPL is nothing Like the OLympics

    it’s one thing to be on fire in Rio , another to be dead in the water , cold as Ice or Frozen out in the EPL

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    Mustafi agrees personal terms with Arsenal reports sky sports.. seems Wenger has woken up from slumber finally

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      1. Fatboy Gooney

        Hahaha 😂 They have only agreed terms with the player,
        Agreeing terms with Valencia’s asking price is a different ‘kettle’ of fish ….. Cup of tea, Pauline? 🍵
        while we wait for mr Wonger,to counter his penny’s. 💱

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    1. atid

      Didn’t mahrez and lacazette already agree personal terms weeks ago? I’m sure I read one or two others did aswell. When I see it on I will believe it.

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    2. Ezat

      No he was kicked in the face by loosing 3 defenders for opener against Liverpool.
      He is done it Reluctantly, because spending in not in his DNA.
      Looking forward for the day Arsenal is free from Kroenke, and Wenger.

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      1. jonm

        Freedom from wenger is not far away, kroenke is a completely different matter.

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  3. Arsenal_Girl

    I think Asano will turn out better than Miyachi, Inamoto, Park Chu Young

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Hahaha 😂 Obviously!
      He has already turned out to be better than them, without even kicking a ball for us, yet!

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  4. SoOpa AeoN

    i dunno which is funnier????

    Fact that wenger is so out-of-Touch with reality or that we are being Linked to Lewandowski an Griezmann few days to the start of the EPL…


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    1. jonm

      Arsenal being linked to griezman and lewandowski is the joke because it certainly is not true.

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      Hahahaha……and the team goes into next season without a new CB, CF and Winger , wenger is offered a new contract and all is forgiven!

      Ooops i almost forgot we were after mustafi, lacazette , mahrez, Lewy and griezmann

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  5. vinjoe

    Mustafi on his way…..
    Next it has to be an attacker.
    Lewa , mahrez , griezmann or it could be nobody. God know what that Wenger ‘smirk’ meant

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      Hahaha….. Tryna read his poker face?

      His smirk means “nothing”….

      Just like most people got dimples when they smile and others got straight chin…
      On wenger’s , Big sam’s and Moanino’s it’s a Smirk!

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  6. jonm

    I think we all agree that we need a truly world class striker in the class of suarez, lewandowski, aguerro etc. However the price these players cost is now extemely high, probably 75 million plus thirteen million pounds per year in salary.

    It would appear that we are not going to spend this sort of money and a new manager will not change this, the policy comes from kroenke.

    The only way we are going to get this class of player is to develop them ourselves. Seing these young strikers doing well is good news, lets hope they can develop in to world class strikers.

    With regards to gnabry, I am not sure what the problem is. He seemed to have lost his way, on loan at WB and not being played and now the german coach is criticising us for not giving enough playing opportunities. Has he been injured? His contract runs out in a years time.

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  7. Arsenal_Girl

    Woah Hold on!

    Mustafi and Arsenal have agreed personal terms but Valencia and Arsenal haven’t agreed yet
    There is also a medical
    Let’s hold celebrations off until its announced on Arsenal website

    If we sign him I will feel much better about our defence and a step in the right direction

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    1. Mr Gavis

      my thoughts exactly… Until Arsenal agree a fee we are no closer to completing the deal.

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  8. Gooner_Giroud

    Ali Bulut (Shkodran Mustafi’s agent): “Shkodran and Arsenal have reached an agreement. Only the agreement between the clubs is left.”

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  9. El Blaze

    The Mustafi story is currently everywhere online. Won’t believe it till it’s officially confirmed on our website or official social media profiles.

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  10. lil b gunner ……Arsenal.sign Mustafi.

    Hope we see that.
    its so difficult to trust the media nowadays

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