Category Archives: Arsenal Debate

Is Ramsey the man to lead Arsenal to success this year?

Who could be the central figure to Arsenal’s season? by SE

Something tells me that Arsenal are going to be this season’s dark horse in the Premier League. Their squad seems to have got most loop holes plucked, and there’s a sense of assertion about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger building on their FA Cup win from last May, with more silverware this season. With the acquisitions of Debuchy and Sanchez, they’ve bolstered their squad with further attacking flair. Their centre-back partnership of Mertesacker and Koscielny has had a great couple of seasons back-to-back, so everything seems to be in place for Arsenal to get off the blocks quickly and avoid no mishaps, this time around.

Could Jenkinson EVER be made first-choice for Arsenal?

Will Jenkinson ever start for Arsenal? by TJ

When Jenkinson played his first ever match wearing an Arsenal shirt, many were skeptical about his ability. He scored a freakish own goal against FC Koln as seen here ………..

Nevertheless, it is never accurate to judge a player just from one mistake. After all, great players always have moments that they are ashamed off. Henry’s handball against Ireland and Baggio’s penalty miss in the 1994 world cup are examples of great players having bad moments. Furthermore, it was just a preseason game for Jenkinson.

Are Arsenal now officially the biggest club in England?

Are Arsenal the biggest club in England now? by TJ

The decline of the footballing standards of the premier league is becoming more and more prominent in recent years. In the past six editions of the champions league, there were only one English team that came out on top- the season where Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the final. Another more obvious sign that the premier league is going down in the past few seasons would be many superstars prefer to play in Spain instead. From Bale to Luis Suarez, these players are seen as top class players that the premier league is unable to retain.

Arsenal Debate – Our best front line for this season?

Arsenal’s best front three? by TJ

Alexis Sanchez is a huge signing for the gunners. It is one that will not only be amazing on the pitch. Off the pitch, it gives both the Arsenal and the Arsenal faithful hope and belief. Belief that Arsenal are still one of the biggest clubs in the world, capable of attracting the biggest talents in the world. A world cup star has chosen to play for us over Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool. That must certainly mean something to the club.

Arsenal Debate – Is Sanchez going to be a striker or a winger?

Where does Alexis fit in? by TJ

The few hours leading to the Arsenal’s capture of Alexis Sanchez, there were butterflies in my stomach. I was very nervous to the build up to the official signing of Alexis, just like every Arsenal fan, furiously clicking on the refresh button to see if there were any updates. I did that towards the end of last season’s summer transfer window as well, that time for Mesut Ozil. When the Alexis Sanchez signing was completed, I was almost loss for words. For 35 million, Arsenal have picked up a man capable of playing anywhere up front. He can finish and has pace. Most importantly, he has a proven track record of both scoring and creating goals.

Where will Santi Cazorla fit in at Arsenal this season?

Cazorla’s involvement at Arsenal going forward? by TJ

Signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2012, Santi Cazorla turned out to become one of the most talented players the Gunners ever signed. When Santi first took the field for Arsenal against Sunderland, many were impressed by the talent of this little man. Fast, witty and hardworking, Santi Cazorla instantly established himself to be one of the fan favourites amongst the Arsenal faithful. He finished his first season with the gunners with a respectable 12 goals and 11 assists. In the 2012-2013 season, he was the heart of almost every Arsenal offense. He played in every premier league match that season and was the Arsenal player of the season that year.

Should Arsenal abandon beautiful football in pursuit of trophies?

Is beautiful football still the way to go for Arsenal? by TJ

Arsenal has made huge signings in the past two seasons summer transfer window, with the most prominent being Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. With the financial capability that Arsenal have at the moment, we are able to compete amongst the very best in the world. This is almost no excuse any longer for us to fail any more. We have to start bringing trophies into the Emirates stadium’s trophy cabinet. Since we are extremely pressured to succeed, should success be the only thing in the mind of Arsenal now? Should we go about doing it in such a manner where we only look to win instead of truly displaying the beauty of football?

Arsenal Debate – The Mertesacker question…..

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.

Are Arsenal now ready to go all the way?

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?

Ramsey’s form more important to Arsenal than Ozil’s

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.

Arsenal tactics – Is 4-4-2 the way to go next season?

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.

Is Oxlade-Chamberlain ready to be an Arsenal starter?

Is the Ox’s place in the team safe? by TJ

When Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was taken off against Manchester United at the Emirates in 2012, many Arsenal fans moaned regarding the substitution decision. However, there was also a tinge of joy amongst many in the stadium that day. This is so as many Arsenal fans knew, in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Arsenal have found a true English gem with the potential to be amongst the best in the footballing world in time to come.