Category Archives: Arsenal opinion

We are all part of the Arsenal FAMILY – Win or lose….

COYG. by RH

I don’t know when exactly it happened… I just know it happened, and the same can be said about why it happened but again it did, truth be told it does not keep me up at night I’m just glad I am part of the Arsenal family that screams COYG!

I didn’t know anything about team tactics or player values or even team weaknesses… I just saw people having fun on a pitch, dribbling, passing, running, scoring, saving and smiling.

Cazorla needs to step up for Arsenal to improve

Is Santi Cazorla doing enough playing in the creative midfield role for Arsenal? by SE

Santi Cazorla was going to be one of the key personnel for Arsenal this season, as the North Londoners were without Mesut Ozil to start off with, and Alexis Sanchez was new to the club. Cazorla, who plays as an attacking midfielder and winger — positions that Ozil and Sanchez play, needed to fire for the Gunners to enjoy a slick start to their season. But as has been the case with Cazorla in the last couple of seasons, the Spaniard continues to disappoint with his performances when Arsenal desperately need somebody to take control of proceedings and deliver at the most critical of times. Looking back, how has the Spaniard fared for the North Londoners so far?

Is Jack Wilshere really back to his best for Arsenal?

A few years ago Jack Wilshere was hailed as the next big English star and was loved for his do-or-die attitude for Arsenal. Due to injuries and lay-offs that expectation has waned a bit, but the player himself feels that he has now regained his golden touch for the Gunners.

He told Arsenal.com today: “I’ve been very pleased. I said at the start of the season that it was going to take me a few games to come back to the level I was at.

Arsenal’s Player-of-the-Month? No contest!!

In August Alexis Sanchez was just out-voted by Calum Chambers for the Arsenal Player-of-the-month, but in September he easily topped the poll to win his first award. Now October comes to an end surely there is no other choice but to vote for the brilliant Chilean yet again.

Okay I think that Danny Welbeck should get a few plaudits for his (first ever) hat-trick against Galatasary and his last-minute equalizer against Hull, but for consistent week-in week-out performances there can only be one winner for me.

Let’s look at Arsenal’s REAL problems…

The problems at Arsenal lie deeper than the surface by KM

At the end of the past week, Arsenal managed to get two wins from two away games. On the surface that looks like a deal you would take at any time. The problem with AFC is that there is always a “but”. We took the points, but the performances were awful once again.

Lets start with the positives. The points. Sanchez. Why is Sanchez the only player pressing so high? He was taught to do so at Barcelona. If we want to be a mini version of that famous Barca side, we need to implement the most crucial aspect of their game that brought them success. You guessed it’s not the passing, but the pressing.

Thanks Wenger, but either change or get out of Arsenal!

No Arsenal fan can be happy with the performances NOR the results by KM

After being slaughtered every time I put Arsenal’s faults down to the manager, he comes out once again to prove my points correct. Happy birthday Arsene, there are your three points. Taking the points was massive, because it means one more win and we will most likely go through.

But bar the points, the only positive I can take is Alexis Sanchez. What a player we bought there! Bar the undeniable quality, his lightning pace and his finishing, we have a fighter. His spirit and commitment to the game are undeniable. He saved our point against Hull and he was our only threat going forward.

Wenger and Arsenal BLASTED by Anderlecht star AND Frimpong

After getting a serious dressing down on live TV by former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson last night, as the Gunners toiled against Champions League minnows Anderlecht in Belgium, Arsene Wenger and his players have come in for more criticism today.

One of our unlucky opponents from last night, who must still be wondering just how they managed to lose after leading by 1-0 with injury time due to begin, has blasted the Gunners for our performance, tactics and declared that we are a million miles behind their previous Champions League visitors and the team we are hoping to overhaul in the group, Borussia Dortmund. He really gave it to the Gunners with both barrels, as reported by the Daily Express.

Why Gibbs goal could be the BIGGEST of Arsenal’s season

I am not even going to try to claim that the two late goals which won the Champions League game against Anderlecht in Brussels last night were just rewards for the team’s efforts. For most of the match, the Gunners just could not make things happen, even though we did control the ball for large periods.

But as Arsene Wenger alluded to after the game, Arsenal have been dominant in most of our games this season and been creating a lot more than we did last night, while not getting the results. And the Frenchman suggested that this was getting to the players and causing them to try and force the issue, leading to less creativity in our performance, not more.

Merson slams dismal Arsenal and Wenger in Champions League

Former Gunners star Paul Merson could not keep his Arsenal fan persona down as he worked as a pundit for the Champions League game against Anderlecht tonight. And even the fact that Arsenal produced a stirring last few minutes to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat was not enought to pacify him.

The former midfielder laid into the performance from Arsenal, declaring that Alexis Sanchez was the only Gunner who could be pleased with his showing. And it is hard to argue with his assessment, although he clearly feels it more than most. It was like the frustration and pressure had been building inside Merse and just had to blow.

Has Wenger lost his Midas Touch for Arsenal?

Having come under intense criticism over his ineptitude or unwillingness to bring the needed top players to Arsenal, in addition to his continued disinterest towards tactical flexibility, Arsene Wenger must be a hugely worried man. However, it would be lunacy to question Wenger’s integrity, as the Frenchman will always be a part of the Arsenal folklore and, rational or not, should know what he is doing. Personally, when he analyses how Arsenal have fared so far, will Wenger be satisfied?

More proof that the media LOVE to HATE Arsenal

It is something that has become so much the norm that Arsenal fans hardly bother to even moan about it any more, but for some reason the football media seems to take pleasure in poking fun and being disrespectful to Arsenal, much more than any club, never mind the big clubs that make their jobs possible and profitable.

I don’t know whether it is because Arsene Wenger is more mild mannered than the spiky Jose Mourinho or Alex Ferguson type of managers, or whether there is a spud fan high up in these media organisations, or maybe they are just cheesed off that Arsenal spoiled their fun by winning the FA cup last season. Oh how they loved trawling out the old `trophy drought` line.

Does this CLASS spud mashing prove Podolski is NOT leaving Arsenal?

I must admit that I was more than surprised to see that the Arsenal team sheet for the Premier League home game against Hull City on Saturday did not include the name of Lukas Podolski, not even as a substitute. After the German striker had complained about his lack of time on the pitch this season and the injury to Mesut Ozil, I expected it to be the other way around.