Category Archives: Arsenal Debate

Is Jack back and ready to rock again for Arsenal?

After a few years of disappointment, for both Arsenal and England, and with a few pieces of bad publicity following him around, the young Gunner Jack Wilshere has admitted that this season is an absolutely huge one for him. It is no exaggeration to say that the next nine months or so could make or break his career at Arsenal, with the club.

With the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Mesut Ozil and the promising young players like Gedion Zelalem pushing on, Wilshere needs to stamp his authority on the club this season and start to show some of the brilliant play that made him such a teenage sensation.

Are Sky pundits right to write off Arsenal for Premier League title?

Arsenal fans are well used to hearing our club criticised, with everything from the club’s transfer policy, the tactical ability of Arsene Wenger and the heart and talent of our players coming under fire. And for a good few years, there was little we could say, as the years went by without a trophy.

But last year saw the Gunners get some silverware in the cabinet and spend more time at the the top of the Premier League table than any other team, so there is a lot of confidence among us that Arsenal are on the up, especially after some quality business done in the summer transfer window.

Will Ramsey’s red wreck Arsenal’s Champions League?

There is no doubt that Arsenal are left in a tricky situation after a no score draw with Besiktas in the fiurst leg of the Champions League play-offs. The away goals rule can always come back to haunt you if you don’t get one, but most Arsenal fans will be more concerned about us having to face the second leg without Aaron Ramsey.

It just highlights how much the Welshman has turned his fortunes around at the club, from being seen as a jinx and a sure sign of defeat, to being the player we look to as our talisman and the one to get us out of trouble. But I cannot complain too much about the two yellows, even though the second was a touch soft.

Why Giroud is not the right striker for Arsenal?

Why Giroud hasn’t quite flourished in his No.9 role for Arsenal? by SE

Olivier Giroud is one of those capricious ‘Target men’ you will always come across, as a Football follower. In his 70 appearances for Arsenal till date, he has found the back of the net 27 times, and has 11 assists to his name – not bad, is it? And, when Arsenal were flying at the top of the Premier League summit last season, Giroud was playing a pivotal role in Arsenal seeing off those potential banana skins.

Is Ramsey and Flamini the perfect midfield combo for Arsenal?

I bet that the calls for Arsene Wenger to sign a defensive midfielder for Arsenal, such as Sami Khedira or Morgan Schneiderlin, will have died down a bit after the Gunners began the Emirates Cup in such emphatic style yesterday. So has the Prof found the perfect pairing for the centre of midfield?

Wenger started with the Arsenal Player of the Year, Aaron Ramsey, and the combative Frenchman Mathieu Flamini. The 30-year old player who returned to Arsenal last summer after a spell with AC Milan in Serie A, showed that he has the energy, ability and discipline to allow super Rambo to do his thing.

So Arsenal need more strikers do they?

A word of caution for Arsenal fans not to get too excited by the 5-1 thumping of the Portuguese champions yesterday, just as there was no need to panic when we failed to score and lost 1-0 to Thierry Henry and his New York Red Bulls last week.

But to score five without the three players that are supposedly our best three forwards has got to say something. Alexis Sanchez did come on and look good after Sanogo bagged four and Campbell scored on his Arsenal debut, but Olivier Giroud watched from the bench and Theo Walcott is still recovering from injury.

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.