Injuries and Arsenal are two words that been synonymous with each other in recent years. And last season reached a whole new level, with the Gunners losing more player days to injury than any other Premier League team. About twice as many as our big rivals, and there is no doubt that it affected Arsenal’s challenge for the Premier League title.
So Arsene Wenger will be desperate to avoid those problems this season. Arsenal have appointed a new fitness coach and a new medical expert, which hopefully will help us to keep our stars fit and ready for the fight. But we already have Theo Walcott out for the first month or so, and there were concerns when the youngsters Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Yaya Sanogo were left out of the tour to America last week. .......Read the full article here
Wenger is building this squad with versatility in mind by KJ
David Ornstein reported that Calum Chambers had a medical with Arsenal yesterday and it seems like the young English defender will be an Arsenal player for a fee of around £10 million. But the reason we’ve brought him in is not because he can play as right back, but because he can also play as a CB and as a DM. Along with Sanchez, there is a clear theme amongst our new signings so far – versatility. .......Read the full article here
It might sound a bit daft to be talking about Jack Wilshere running out of time to get his Arsenal career back on track, as the lad is only 22-years old and has missed so much time due to a string of injuries, but he certainly cannot afford to stand still for too long, or else he could be overtaken by some of the new young Gunners coming through.
And that is to say nothing of the fact that Arsene Wenger is now able to spend the money and attract some top class players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to the club. With Aaron Ramsey becoming the Gunners’ star player in the centre of midfield, Wilshere must know that this season could be make or break for him. .......Read the full article here
Matthieu Flamini is in a confident mood ahead of the new Arsenal season, and reckons that if the Gunners can get over our injury problems there is no reason why we cannot win more trophies in the coming season. In the transfer window all Arsenal fans are hoping for new arrivals, but surely if we had a fully fit squad all through last season we would have been much closer to the top of the table in the end.
It is very interesting that Flamini chose Abou Diaby for a special first mention. “It’s very positive for the club and the team to have Abou back [in training], because he’s a very talented player,” he told Goal.com. .......Read the full article here
Why this is Jack Wilshere’s season by AT
It’s been three seasons now since Wilshere suffered an injury that would rule him out of an entire year of football and would lead him to have surgery that could’ve potentially ended his footballing career. Now he’s played for the majority of the last two seasons but has failed to capture the form that made him renowned as one of the best talents in Europe during the 10/11 season. .......Read the full article here
It looks like the awful run of luck that Arsenal had with injuries last season has carried over in to the World Cup finals in Brazil, as yet another Gunner has picked up a problem that could jeopardise their role at the tournament. This will surely be a worry to Arsenal fans, not just about whether the player will be fully fit for the start of the season with Arsenal, but whether this further highlights a fundamental problem in our training and/or medical section. .......Read the full article here
A Possible Reason for Arteta’s 2013-14 Season by KC
So I’ve been an Arsenal fan my entire life, but I did not follow the Premier League heavily until 2011. By this time, Cesc was 4 million pounds emptier and Nasri evolved into Ca$hri. It was also the same year Wenger decided to bring in Mikel Arteta.
Now Arteta was one of the first players I admired. He had the aggression, the defense, the offense, and the love for the game – everything you want in a footballer. But for the majority of last season, we saw a decline in his play. His passes lost fluidity, he complained excessively, and he appeared to lose confidence with the ball. So why the decline? What happened to the Spaniard? Let’s plot it out. .......Read the full article here
Injuries eh, Arsenal fans? How sick have we become of hearing about Arsenal players picking up knocks, whether it be while playing for club and country, it would be easy to think that lady luck had it in for the Gunners, or that they are made of glass.
Recent years reveal a catalogue of long term and recurring problems for the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and the most unlucky footballer in the world, Abou Diaby. And today we can add two more names to the list, or simply not cross them off, because both Thomas Vermaelen and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have spent long parts of the year in the treatment room already. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal boss may not be too happy about this, but it looks like Roy Hodgson is planning to take a risk on the fitness of Gunners midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Following England’s undeserved defeat to Italy in the opening group stage game, Hodgson knows that he needs to win, or at the every least to avoid defeat to Uruguay on Thursday night. .......Read the full article here
It is great news for England and, obviously, great news for the Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. After picking up a knee ligament injury which threatened to wreck the dynamic 20-year old’s summer in Brazil, Chamberlain has been hard at work in training, trying desperately to get himself fit and ready to help his country progress out of what looks like the hardest group in the tournament. .......Read the full article here
This is not the video of the Arsenal and England striker Theo Walcott taunting the Tottenham fans with his 2-0 gesture as he was carried round the Emirates pitch on a stretcher, which was a quality moment for us Gooners.
Unfortunately, what had seemed like an innocuous twist of the knee turned out to be damage to the anterior cruciate ligament which ruled the flying forward out for the rest of the season for Arsenal and continued his terrible tournament luck for England. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal Wrap Up Deal For World-Class Fitness Coach by A.T.
Following the £42.5 million capture of German playmaker Mesut Ozil last summer, Arsenal fans will be very optimistic going into this summer’s transfer window. With so many top names linked with a move to North London, it certainly does seem as though Arsene Wenger is busy working on bringing in more big-name players.
However, if media reports are to be believed, the Frenchman has first moved to reinforce his backroom staff ahead of the start of the new campaign. According to Goal.com, the Gunners’ boss has concluded a deal to bring the German national team’s fitness coach Shad Forsythe to the Emirates after the World Cup. .......Read the full article here