Category Archives: Arsenal Debate

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.

What targets should Ramsey set for Arsenal’s new season?

What next for Ramsey? by TJ

After a remarkable season for Aaron Ramsey which saw him score 16 goals and providing 9 assists, many will start to ask how Ramsey should progress from here, The world has seen what he can do. He was without a doubt the star in Arsenal’s trophy winning season, often being the cutting edge for Arsenal in many games.

One very explicit example would be how he came on against Norwich City and flashed his ability, scoring one and providing another for Ozil. More importantly, he did with the sort style and finesse that Arsenal has been lacking since the days of Fabregas.

Is Nacho Monreal good enough for Arsenal?

Nacho Monreal and his future in the Arsenal team

Nacho Monreal has always been seen as a solid left back ready to enter the first team any time. Bought in the winter of the 2012-2013 season to replace the injured Gibbs, Monreal has performed reasonably well for the Gunners whenever he puts on the shirt, barring some unfortunate showings. However, he is always seen as the second choice behind Kieran Gibbs.

Arsenal Debate – Keep Joel Campbell or send him on loan?

Is Joel Campbell ready?

Arsenal has given a huge huge hint that Joel Campbell could be in the Arsenal squad next year competing with Giroud for playing time. This can be seen from Arsenal including the striker’s picture and name in the squad list on the official Arsenal website. However, many Gooners will question if Joel Campbell is actually ready to perform on the biggest stage for Arsenal.

Arsenal need a new backup keeper NOW!

The need for a second Arsenal keeper quickly by Tey

We all know the importance of competition within the team. Competition breeds motivation. Motivation to fight for spots in the team and higher wages will only lead to Arsenal benefitting eventually. Healthy competition is key in the success of every great footballing team. Thus, we arrive at a rather sensitive topic – Competition for the no 1 spot.

Is Ramsey right about Arsenal’s trophy credentials?

With Arsenal about to get another campaign underway, with the first pre-season friendly at Boreham Wood today, our Player of the Year from last season, Aaron Ramsey, is buzzing with confidence and feeling very positive about the next nine months.

The young Welsh star reckons that winning the FA cup in May has given all the players and everyone connected with the Gunners a huge boost, and that this will really help us to repeat that success, if not surpass it, in the season to come.

Why Giroud should NOT be Arsenal’s striker next season

Why Giroud should not be Arsenal’s starting striker next year!! By Henry12

We all know that the transfer window is on and heating up. Arsenal have been linked to many great talents around the football world; Remy, Bony, Balotelli, Cavani etc. With Arsenal already completing deals for Sanchez, Khedira (maybe), and Debuchy (maybe), we as Gunners feel that the one area we have been lacking is the striker department.

THREE REASONS why Arsenal’s Giroud WILL improve this season

Giroud has to improve next season by KJ

Giroud has had two good seasons with Arsenal but he will need to improve next season and I expect him to. Here’s why:

1. He is fully adjusted to the league now. It is always difficult for a new player in the Premier League, especially when you are coming from the French league. Fortunately for Giroud, he was physically strong enough for the challenge but struggled with the explosive pace and the relentlessness of Premier League defenders. However, he has had two seasons in the league now and has steadily improved (his record for important goals in a game is testament to that). I expect him to really step up and show consistency next season.

What will Sanchez transfer to Arsenal mean for Walcott?

The Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has shown his delight with the Gunners new signing Alexis Sanchez. The speedy Englishman has tweeted what a terrific move it is for the club and even been pictured with a beaming smile on his face while holding up one of the new PUMA kits with the Chilean’s name and number on it, but should he be a bit more concerned about what the arrival of Sanchez in north London will mean to his own place at the club?

Arsenal Debate – Is it proven now that the AKB’s were always right?

Were the AKB’s right all along? by MrGavis

Hi fellow Gooners. It has not always easy being an Arsenal fan. As you all know we recently ended a run of 9 seasons without winning a trophy. During that time the fans have famously divided into two groups the AKB’s (Arsene Knows Best) and the WOB’s (Wenger Out Brigade). Being only 23 years old i grew up watching some great Arsenal teams and never really knew about any hard times for the mighty Arsenal. We were always winning or at Least challenging for silverware. I had bragging rights in the playground.

My dream Arsenal line-up to play in Community Shield! (And why)

Arsenal can build on last season’s FA Cup win. By chumaltp15

I am quite happy that Arsenal finally got to end her trophy drought by winning the FA Cup this year. but truth be told, it ought to have been a double if the right things were done and critical decisions taken, especially by professor Wenger.

Let us take a look back at one of our matches last season, Arsenal vs Napoli. We simply toyed with Napoli in that game and the question at a time was “who would beat Arsenal?” A midfield combo of Arteta, Ramsey, Rosiscky, Flamini and Ozil didn’t allow Napoli any breath.

Arsenal Debate – Who should be captain next season?

Who to name for the job? by Blaz

The season that successfully ended a week ago was very interesting for Arsenal. Especially if we look through the eyes of the team leadership. We had a captain that started just a handful of games, then we had two players who wore the armband in his place, then the original captain (even though he didn’t play) lifted the FA Cup,..Anyway, you know what I’m talking about, Vermaelen was made captain when RVP left the team and his performance went downhill. This year he completely lost the spot in the back four, but didn’t lose the captaincy. He was still the captain, even though the armband was worn by Arteta or Mertesacker. So what next? Who should be Arsenal’s captain in the next season (or seasons).