Category Archives: Arsenal opinion

Wenger mocks Man City over Lampard signing

Wenger’s second jibe at Man City for signing Lampard on loan…. by SE

Arsene Wenger, for his astute dealings in the Transfer market to bolster Arsenal’s squad, has no necessity to taunt Man City and their recruitment policies time and time again.

Firstly, Wenger is not a Mourinho, the putrid Portuguese manager at Stamford Bridge. Secondly, Wenger is a man of integrity, and someone who, for me, is one of the top managers to have embraced this game. Now I am not saying that he’s bring the game to disrepute, due to this small banter or jibe he has thrown at Man City, but he has a lot more things to work on, ahead of the FA Community Shield and the Premier League season starting in 8 days’ time.

Arsenal STILL have to sort out our midfield problems…

AS I SEE IT: PART 1‏ by WC

Arsenal’s new season is upon us. We are all excited mainly because of two factors. The first one is that all those who were crocked last season, except Walcott, are raring to go. The second one stems from the four acquisitions already in the bag.

But as I see it, Arsene Wenger is still to solve the issues that made us concede 20 goals in four matches. They will not go away simply because we choose to ignore them and talk about anything else. We have taken comfort by making misplaced assumptions..

Five Arsenal youngsters that impressed in the Emirates Cup

Five Arsenal players who impressed at the Emirates cup by SE

Facing up to the likes of Monaco and Benfica was always going to stern test for Arsenal, and going by the results over the two days, it really shouldn’t come off as a surprise that their big names lacked a bit of incision and were not quite match fit.

Why Arsenal must move on from Rosicky…quickly!

Why Wenger’s love of Rosicky will need to end soon by KJ

Arsene Wenger signed Tomas Rosicky for Arsenal in 2006 from Dortmund and we expected great things. Unfortunately, he was injured for the majority of his time at the club but even at 33, Wenger was happy to give him a 2 year deal at the club. But why?

Rosicky has been injured for so long that unlike a normal player, he hasn’t worn his body out and therefore has more “legs” than a standard 33 year old footballer who was able to play consistently during his prime years. Rosicky still has relatively good pace and stamina for his age and that is why Wenger consistently breaks his rule of not awarding players over 30 with more than a one year contract.

Bold predictions of glory for Arsenal, Ozil and Walcott

With the start of the Premier League season a little over a week away, most TV pundits and football journalists are issuing their thoughts on the season to come; which clubs and players will shine and all that sort of thing. As a former Gunner, `Champagne` Charlie Nicholas is a bit biased, he even admits it, but it makes a change from having to listen to the anti-Arsenal ramblings of the likes of Michael Owen.

Arsenal to sell Vermaelen to Barca but Agger NOT the answer!!

For a large part of the summer, it has looked like Arsenal fans would have to cope with another of the club’s captains would be joining the last one, Robin van Persie, at Premier League rivals Manchester United. Even if Arsene Wenger was to get tough and make Thomas Vermaelen see out his Arsenal contract, it would only have been putting off the inevitable.

So hearing that La Liga giants Barcelona have reignited their interest in the Belgian defender, who they have been tracking for a few years apparently, is great news for the Gunners. And the Spanish club’s interest is about to become concrete, according to Sky Sports, with an offer of around £10 million, which I fully expe4ct Wenger to accept.

Why is RvP back at Man Utd before Arsenal’s German trio?!?

It was great for Arsenal to have three players in the team that won the World Cup in Brazil, but there is also the downside of Arsene Wenger having to wait to get that trio of first team players back into pre-season training. But supposedly, it could not be helped because FIFA guidelines state that the players must have four weeks off before returning to their clubs.

A Call to Arms for Arsenal fans! COYG

Alright Arsenal fans, this is the time to be positive and get behind the Gunners for the rest of the season. Forget any worries about players we have got or those you might wish we had; this is when all Gooners must believe in Arsene Wenger and the boys, no matter what.

Bones broken, Spirit stirred, Glory gained, detractors defied. bosses backed, Walcotts welcomed, Sanchez’ sung from the rafters, Ozils oohed over, Ramseys running riot, Koscielnys kicking ass, Szczesnys shouted about, Artetas artistry, Flaminis thundering tackles with fists in the air and rounds put in the chamber for Chambers (I think you get the idea).

Will Emirates cup be alone or one of many Arsenal trophies?

I might be jumping the gun a bit here, but after a 5-1 win in the first game, Arsenal are nailed on to win the Emirates Cup this weekend. With a point for every goal scored, the Gunners sit on eight points, with Benfica on just one and Valencia and our opponents today, Monaco, on just three. So as long as we don’t take a heavy defeat and fail to score, Arsenal will win the trophy for the first time since 2010.

Wenger shows Arsenal CLASS – Aldridge and Gerrard prove Liverpool CRASS

Arsenal have always had their fair share of rivals, as has Arsene Wenger since becoming manager of the Gunners back in 1996. There are the spuds of course, who have kindly failed to finish above us in all that time and show no signs of changing that anytime soon.

There are the teams and managers that have been major rivals for the silverware in that time. There are the foreighn teams like Barcelona that have poached some of our best players and their are the teams like Bolton and Stoke that have done their best to make sure those players cannot finish a game, and then there are those that just seem to want to wind us up, like Liverpool recently.

The 3 Arsenal players that will light up Emirates Cup

I am hoping, but not really expecting, for Arsenal to actually win our own tournament, the Emirates Cup, this weekend. As usual there are three good teams coming to fight it out with the Gunners, in Valencia from La Liga in Spain, the Portuguese champions Benfica and one of Arsene Wenger’s former clubs AS Monaco from the French Ligue 1.

In a normal Champions League game, I would expect the Gunners to be favourites over all of these, but with numerous players missing this weekend and a lot of the others not really up to speed, both games on Saturday and Sunday are likely to be difficult. But as the boss says, it is more about fitness and preparation.

Will West Ham loan save Jenkinson’s Arsenal career?

Arsenal and West Ham have confirmed that the England international defender Carl Jenkinson will spend this season on loan at Upton Park. It must have been a tough decision for Jenkinson to make, being a boyhood Arsenal fan as he is, but looking at it logically, this was probably the best thing for his future as a professional footballer.

After the Gunners signed Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle and then Calum Chambers from Southampton, along with the young Spaniard Hector Bellerin looking to break through from the academy, 22-year old Jenkinson has accepted that he needs to go elsewhere in order to get the regular first team football that will help him progress.