Category Archives: Arsenal opinion

Phil Neville highlights anti-Arsenal media bias! Do we care?

\it is something that the Arsenal fans have become used to over the years and so I was not really surprised to hear the former Man United, Everton and England midfielder Phil Neville come out with his daft comments about Tomas Rosicky on last night’s Match of the Day. Not surprised but a bit saddened and I feel the need to pick him up on it.

Why Ozil bulking up IS GREAT news for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is almost certain to put the name of the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil in his starting line-up to face the Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow. The Frenchman is clearly keen to get the club record signing back into action and gaining match sharpness for the season ahead.

And this is not just because he wants to rest some of the other Arsenal players. A little bit of Wenger’s reputation is at stake as much as the German playmaker’s own. And it is clear that the Arsenal boss paid so much money for Ozil and backed him against his critics because he thought he could be a fantastic part of the Gunners team.

Is this really the BEST Arsenal attack ever?

The Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott is finally back in the match day squads after a year on the sidelines with the anterior cruciate ligament injury he picked up in the FA cup win over the spuds last January. So he is understandably keen to get on to the pitch and start to score goals for the Gunners again.

And as he told Arsenal Player this week, Walcott is even more excited about rejoining the Arsenal attack because of the quality we have in that area now, with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck having joined Giroud, the Ox, Cazorla, Ozil and all. In fact, the pacy forward feels that this could well be the best attacking line-up that Arsenal have ever had.

The Arsenal set-pieces were perfect, now for the counter-attacking

I must admit – I was one of the few who doubted our Arsenal squad and their ability to beat Man City. But I was wrong and I couldn’t be more delighted. The 16 corners we successfully defended. Man City’s meek 4 shots on target, 7 shots in total. A clean sheet against a team we once allowed to score 6 goals against us was a wonderful reversal. We defended and worked hard for the entire 90 minutes. The word “proud” is not enough to describe how I feel.

Why Alexis is HUGE for Arsenal even when off-colour

The game between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Etihad stadium was billed by the football media as being about a clash between two of the shining stars of the Premier League this season, Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero. It did not really happen that way and it is fair to say that our new superstar did not have his best or most effective game.

On the face of it anyway, although it is a little harsh to expect the Chile international striker to win every game for us and he still put in plenty of work to keep the Man City defence and midfield busy. And as usual, Alexis defended from the front, but was not quite as remarkable because he was joined by all of his team mates.

Arsenal were a WHOLE TEAM of stars! Even Wenger….

Arsene came out with a plan for once, and it worked! by KM

So Arsenal gave me the best birthday gift you can have as an Arsenal fan with that marvelous 2-0 win away to Man City. Straight off to the positives with the number one being Arsene Wenger going out with an idea of how to beat city.

A performance Jose Mourinho would’ve been proud is something none of us expected really. Far too often have people (including myself) criticized Wenger for coming out trying to outplay good teams and getting ripped on the counter.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Destro, Paulista, Dybala and Suarez

We are just past the half-way stage of Arsenal’s winter transfer window, andĀ as we await final confirmation of 17 year-old Krystian Bielik’s long-awaited capture, we look to our other targets who couldĀ give a more immediate boost to our first-team squad.

Gabriel Paulista claims that his agent is in talks with the Emirates club in a bid to thrash out a January move from Villareal, with the club reportedly keen on Joel Campbell arriving on loan as part of the deal.

Is Thierry Henry MORE than Arsenal’s good luck charm?

It may be just a coincidence that Arsenal put on the best away performance in a really big game for years on the same day that our former striker, record goal scorer and all round legend Thierry Henry was in the TV studio for the first time to give his verdict. But I have a feeling there may be more to it than that.

One theory is that the Arsenal players took some inspiration from the fact that Henry was at the Etihad stadium with Sky Sports. Perhaps they thought that they had better give the Frenchman something good to say about his former club and perhaps they just wanted to recapture some of the on-pitch success that the Gunners had when Henry was in the team.

Would losing Wenger trophy REALLY help Arsenal?

I have heard this theory before from some Arsenal fans, usually with the addition that it would convince the club to call it a day with Arsene Wenger as the manager. This weekend the former Liverpool, Man City and Germany international midfielder Dietmar Hamaan has suggested once again that it might actually benefit the Gunners to finish outside the top four of the Premier League this season.

The reason, as reported by The Mirror, is not to get rid of the boss or even to give Arsenal the beefit of fewer games that nearly helped Liverpool win the EPL title. The former defensive midfielder believes that it might be the kick up the backside we need.

Wenger and the Arsenal Board need to listen to the fans!

A rant at Wenger and the Arsenal board! by OzzyAFC

So, Arteta and Debuchy are out for what could be the rest of the season? In a statement I read today Arsene Wenger has said that the management team are working very hard to bring in one or two players and there is a massive amount of discussion about Kristian Beilik and his potential and suitability for Arsenal moving forward.

Is Szczesny just a scapegoat for Arsenal’s problems?

There has been a mountain of paper used and bandwidth taken up with talk about Wojciech Szczesny’s display against Southampton when Arsenal were beaten 2-0 after some comical work by the Pole, not to mention the fact he got caught smoking afterwards.

First of all Szczesny’s father (an ex-Poland keeper) gave his angry response to his son’s treatment after the match, and now the legendary Polish goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski says that Arsene Wenger is simply making a scapegoat of Szczesny to cover his own failings.

Arsenal Debate – The centre-back question?

THE CENTRE-BACK QUESTION. by JA

Hey guys, it must be a great week after that destruction of Stoke City huh?

So I have been looking through the comments a while and guess what the main topic is….. no you don’t have to. It’s the centre-back question.

First off, I’m heavily amused by those saying Per has lost it. Personally,I don’t think Kos would have done much better with the available partnerships. If memory serves me right, when Kos had a non-complementary partner in Vermaelen and squidward (lol), he stunk the place out as well. I believe they will recover and make a strong partnership again.