Category Archives: Arsenal opinion

Is Campbell’s agent harming his career at Arsenal?

A lot of the Arsenal transfer talk during the summer, especially during the World Cup finals in Brazil, was about Joel Campbell and whether the young Costa Rica forward would finally get his chance to play for Arsenal after signing for the club in 2011 but spending the next three seasons at various clubs on loan.

His performances last season and then in Brazil were pretty impressive and there seemed to be no shortage of interest in him from other clubs, but the 22-year old seemed determined to play for the Gunners and I remember his agent Joaquim Batica declaring that he was not interested in going elsewhere and was determined to fight for his place.

Giroud DOES still have a future at Arsenal – as a backup!

Why Welbeck is an excellent attribute to Arsenals current setup by Big Gun

I have just read an article by KJ about Olivier Giroud and the possibility of him leaving because of Danny Welbeck. It was a good read and I agreed with most of it, except that I believe both Giroud and Welbeck can be utilized effectively in our current setup. Giroud is useful against certain teams. We saw what happened when he was brought on against Everton. He gives us an extra dimension to our attack when we play those teams with more physicality. Giroud will just have to come to terms with the fact that he will and must be used as a squad player and not our No1 CF. If he had pace and dribbling skills and worked a bit harder in terms of pressing defenders, then I’d say yes he deserves to be played as much as possible without wearing him down too much. But honestly he is NOT an all-round striker that is capable of adjusting to any situation, therefore he will have to be used strategically.

Does Welbeck’s arrival mean that Giroud will leave Arsenal?

Giroud could be gone next summer by KJ

After the acquisition of Danny Welbeck from Man Utd, it dawned upon me that Giroud could very well be leaving Arsenal next summer. There are a lot of factors involved but they ultimately spell out a possible departure for the controversial Frenchman.

Firstly, Welbeck is on a similar level to Giroud when you factor in their ability but the Englishman has a far higher ceiling in terms of potential and is arguably far more suited to our football. He loves to pass and move and will most likely get more out of the likes of Ozil than Giroud.

Stop moaning! Arsenal have a better defence than Chelsea

A comparison of Arsenal FC’s transfer business with Chelsea FC’s by Anshuman Sahoo

In a few years time, we will read Arsene Wenger’s autobiography. A large chunk of it I am sure will be dedicated the mob mentality prevalent in football fans. Doing things the different way, the pioneering way is a road scattered with thorns and that odd fan interview blasting what you do. Ah Wenger, why don’t you just become Sam Allardyce and we would be happy!

Why Arsenal SHOULD NOT play Ozil as a winger

Impediments of Ozil playing as a winger by SE

An Overview
Arsenal’s problem with Ozil is one that is highly inter-dependent. He is a classical playmaker, who hardly ever strives for goals. Instead, he thrives on incision and deftness of passing, which creates a plethora of chances for his team’s forwards and box-to-box midfielders. Ozil, when he played at No.10 for Arsenal last season, had the luxury of controlling the pace of the game for the Gunners. He would anticipate Ramsey’s hunger for a goal, and feed him magnanimously. Giroud would run the channels, and the German would find him with an overhead pass, or a drilled one all along the surface.

An open letter to Arsene Wenger from Arsenal fans everywhere

A letter to Arsene Wenger by John Legend

On behalf of Arsenal Fans all around the world, irrespective of their various opinions about you, I would love to make a number of appeals to you.

We are sorry to have expected more from you this summer. We really should have known you by now. However, winter will come around in a couple of months. Now, here is the deal. You have to bolster our squad. “We need cover at the back” were your words but they seemed to be empty words. By then, you can be sure our back line would have been stretched. Either we are in a great position or we are struggling, we will need cover. We implore that you duly oblige to our needs come January.

Sanogo WILL score and shine for Arsenal says Flamini

You would have to think that Yaya Sanogo is a lot better in front of goal when he is training with the Arsenal squad, otherwise he would never get a game with the first team. But it is also clear that the lanky young Frenchman lacks confidence in front of goal during a competitive game.

Wenger has obviously seen plenty from Sanogo since he joined us from Auxerre last summer on a free transfer. And to be fair to the lad, he surprised us all when the Prof started him against Bayern Munich and Liverpool in key games last season.

Arsenal’s Wilshere will be England star says Hodgson

It seems as though Jack Wilshere has been talked about as the future of the England national team ever since he first broke on to the scene as an Arsenal teenager. But that expectation has turned into criticism in recent years, with most of those critics completely ignoring all the times spent on the sidelines with various injuries.

But it was clear that Roy Hodgson was a fan when he took over the manager’s job two years ago, calling Jack up for the squad whenever he could and playing him, over playing him in the eyes of some Arsenal fans, when he was fit enough.

Even El Tel urges Arsenal to sign more players!!!

Former England manager Terry Venables has no reason to want Arsenal to do well, having played for and been manager of our fierce north London rivals Tottenham, but even he is desperate for Arsene Wenger to see sense and see that the squad needs some top quality players bringing in to allow us to fight for major honours, as an Evening Standard report reveals.

Venables feels that the Gunners are on the edge of being able to challenge the likes of Chelsea and Man City, but unless Wenger signs another two players before the transfer window closes, which is looking increasingly unlikely, then Arsenal are set to come up short again.

AGAIN – Wenger has failed yet another transfer window…

Arsene Wenger is still holding Arsenal Football Club back and he must go! by Adam Kemp

Arsene Wenger has all but proved that he is a complete lunatic when it comes to his ability to build a successful footballing team. I am appalled and disgusted at the conduct of this feeble excuse for a football manager. Arsene Wenger is simply holding Arsenal Football Club back with his outdated footballing philosophies and style of management. The incompetency that this man has developed in recent years is a testament also the inadequate board members on the scene bowing down to his values. I am simply outraged and confused as to why everyone else can see the problems within the squad and yet the ‘greatest’ manager in our history cannot see these problems.

Has Arsene Wenger conned the Arsenal fans again?

Arsenal Con by DS

This time last year Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil. I asked the question “was this a sign of the club’s new found ambition” or merely a crowd pleasing signing, a realisation that Gooners were no longer listening to Arsene Wenger’s excuses, and were ready to vote with their feet? Of course once our board thought there was a chance of not selling shirts, and more importantly season tickets, they were happy to splash the cash.

Ozil thanks fans but says he MUST be Arsenal’s playmaker!!

As Arsenal fans, we have all become used to seeing Arsene Wenger play some of the Arsenal players in unfamiliar positions. Now I realise that the Frenchman knows a lot more about football than me and he has had some amazing success, especially in turning Thierry Henry and the traitor RvP into central strikers, but it does not always come off so well.

Andrey Arshavin is a prime example, while Jack Wilshere’s games out wide last season did not help him or the club. But I can still understand why he has used Mesut Ozil in wide areas at times, with the German’s speed and technical ability able to cause problems on the flanks and his eye for a pass able to create chances.