The aspects that could determine how Arsenal fare this upcoming season by TJ
As a Football club, your past failings mean for very little once you step on to the pitch to kick start a brand new season that gives you yet another fair chance to rectify your past and set out for a new chapter in the club’s history. Arsenal and their unbridled supporters will be well aware of that. And, going by Arsene Wenger’s dealings in the Transfer Market, the desire to restore Arsenal to their vintage old days is well and truly palpable. However, their frailties have surfaced time and time again in recent campaigns, and it’s about time that they do something about it. .......Read the full article here
Should Gnabry go out on loan? by TJ
Serge Gnabry has long been seen as a fantastic young talent part of the strong German contingent we have in the Arsenal setup at the moment. In the early stages of last season, Gnabry was often being deployed on the right in place of the injured Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. He had relatively decent performances during that period of time, with the highlight being a goal scored against Swansea away from home. .......Read the full article here
Yaya Sanogo deserving of a place in the Arsenal squad?
Signed on a free transfer by Arsenal in the summer after the 2012-2013 season, Yaya Sanogo was thought to be able to provide good enough cover for Olivier Giroud. Many Arsenal fans were unhappy with signing only Sanogo to back up Giroud. As expected, he did not aid the worn out Giroud much as he only playing fourteen times for the Gunners and did not manage to find the net at all. .......Read the full article here
For Arsene Wenger to be speaking of Calum Chambers in terms of what he might bring to Arsenal, is almost as good as seeing the transfer officially announced on the Arsenal website. So I am assuming that the 19-year old will be announced as a new member of the Gunners this week.
But, depending on which paper you read, the transfer fee could be as high as £16 million, which seems a bit steep for a youngster that has made just 18 starts in the Premier League. A Talksport report reveals that the Arsenal boss admits this, but he also goes on to rationalise the transfer by talking about the potential of the young England international and pointing out that his versatility means that we may have got three players for the price of one, even if that price is a bit high. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are clocking up the miles at the minute. The Gunners flew straight back from America after the disappointing defeat by New York Red Bulls in a pre-season friendly, and they will be flying out of London again today, heading to Austria for a four day training camp.
Arsenal fans will be hoping to see more from their heroes in the two Emirates Cup games this weekend, against Benfica and Monaco, so this training camp should be very useful, especially as Wenger will have some more of his players back to work with. .......Read the full article here
Where should Jenkinson go on loan to? by KJ
Sky Sports reported yesterday that Carl Jenkinson is to go on loan, with Arsenal’s imminent acquisition of Calum Chambers. The four teams supposedly interested are West Ham, Hull City, Sunderland and Swansea. Which team provides the best opportunity for Jenkinson to grow? .......Read the full article here
The fact that Jack Wilshere returned to pre-season training with Arsenal a few days early was a good start. But the England international is well aware that he must do more than that. The 22-year old was caught on camera smoking a cigarette for the second time recently and although I do not think it is really as bad as all that, he has vowed never to do it again.
Wilshere has accepted his mistake and apologised, as reported by The Guardian, but he said a similar thing last time. But as he says, he is a young man and people do make mistakes. I think he is finally realising that being a famous figure and a professional footballer brings responsibilities and pressure as well as great rewards. .......Read the full article here
First of all, I am really looking forward to this season. Arsenal have already done some good business in the transfer window and, hopefully, Arsene Wenger will be adding a few more names to go with the completed transfers of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina.
With a few less injury problems, I am optimistic that the Gunners will have a really good crack at the Premier League title. I believe we can win it and if not, then another cup success is certainly possible. But at the same time, I think that staying in the top four will be a significant achievement for Arsenal. It will not be easy. .......Read the full article here
The pressure had been building on Arsenal for nine years, with a defeat in one Champions League final and two League Cup finals along the way. So it should not have been a surprise to see the Arsenal players struggle to cope with the pressure and expectation last season.
But that pressure so nearly made the Gunners slip up in the semi-final against Wigan, when we needed an 82nd minute leveller from Mertesacker and some cool heads in the penalty shootout to make the final. And I’m sure that no one has forgotten about how we nearly threw it all away with a shocking start against Hull City at Wembley. .......Read the full article here
CALUM CHAMBERS? WHY NOT SERGE AURIER? by Uche
This seems to be the question on the lips of many arsenal fans as news broke yesterday from very reliable sources (BBC) that Calum chambers has agreed to sign with Arsenal and has even undergone a medical. Many people were left surprised if not underwhelmed by the news. But I am not quite surprised by this signing although I wasn’t expecting Chambers in particular. .......Read the full article here
There is no doubt that Arsenal and Thierry Henry went together like peaches and cream, Rolls and Royce, Lennon and McCartney or any other two things that work well and bring out the best in each other. Even if somebody ends up eclipsing the scoring record of the amazing Frenchman one day, he will always be an Arsenal legend and will always be associated with the club, as anyone who sees the statue outside the Emirates will know. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal might want to rethink holding onto Nacho Monreal by SE
There is this incredible urge for everyone associated with Arsenal to sign another midfielder, who can be defensive-minded and take care of shielding the back four. Fair enough. It’s one of the primary needs for Arsenal if they are to challenge on four fronts they are involved in.
But shifting your focus from midfield, and looking towards the left-back position, won’t it be rational to want to bring in another left-back as cover for the first choice Kieran Gibbs? No disrespect to Nacho Monreal, but given the height of expectations and ambitions exuded by Arsenal, you want to be competent, if not indomitable, in most positions – and Monreal is more of a liability to me at left-back. .......Read the full article here