Why Ramsey should take free kicks for Arsenal by Sumo
What struck me as odd during the Germany World Cup campaign was the Arsenal midfield maestro Mesut Özil playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos in the set pieces. Kroos is a box to box midfielder who has a very good shot on him. He shoots well. But him taking the free kicks for Germany was a bit beyond me (I don’t watch Bayern play). .......Read the full article here
Although having three Arsenal players still involved in the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will slightly hamper their pre-season preparations, the manager Arsene Wenger feels that the club will actually benefit from Germany winning the famous trophy.
In an interview on Arsenal.com, the Frenchman revealed that the German trio of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil would not be joining the rest of their Arsenal team mates for pre-season training until the beginning of August, so they will miss this weekend’s game against the New York Red Bulls and quite possibly the two Emirates Cup games, against Benfica and Monaco, the following weekend. .......Read the full article here
The Myth that Giroud has good stats by Gameruk
Okay, Arsenal fans, thing I hear a lot from those pro-Giroud fans is that if you compare his stats to other strikers in the league then it shows him to be a very good striker. Well I’m hear to put that myth to bed.
If you’re a number 1 striker for a massive club like Arsenal than I will look at how you perform in those important games, not games against teams like Norwich City. so let’s see how our main striker has been in the games against our biggest rivals. .......Read the full article here
It is not just Arsenal who will struggle with their pre-season preparations, of course, because all of our Premier League rivals have had some of their players involved in the World Cup finals this summer, but not many will be having it any worse than the Gunners.
As revealed by an Arsenal.com report, Arsene Wenger has admitted that the fact that the players who were out in Brazil will be coming back in dribs and drabs is far from ideal, as he tries to get his Arsenal team ready for the start of the Premier League and a double header play-off to get into the Champions League group stage. .......Read the full article here
Is Arsenal FC the most hated club? by Yuen
I wonder why the media and our rivals are threatened by Arsenal’s new found financial power and our ability to attract top players. They are yet to get used to the fact that we can compete for any top player Prof. Wenger sets his eyes on.
Earlier this week it was Micheal Owen predicting we would fall out of the top four even with all our signings. Every year he and his bandwagon of insane analysts have always predicted the same thing, and every year we have proven them wrong, this year would be no different! .......Read the full article here
First of all Arsenal fans, do not ever make the mistake of thinking that anything Jose Mourinho says about Arsene Wenger and Arsenal is not calculated to get under the skin. We know that the Portuguese manager has had a personal issue with our Frenchman, going back to when he first arrived in the Premier League.
Wenger and Mourinho tried to say it was behind them last season, right before it all flared up again. The Chelsea boss will do anything to win, with all his talk of doing things the right way. This is the man who would stoop to sticking his finger in the eye of someone from the opposing side and make up stories about referees going into the opposing manager’s room at halftime. .......Read the full article here
What is progress? And can it be achieved? By SV
Dictionary definition…“Forward or onward movement towards a more improved or advanced position/destination..”
I Ask what is progress and do we have the personnel to achieve it..? After winning the FA cup.. Progress could be measured in 3 phases..
1. Premier league winner
2. Champions league winner
3. Top 2 finish in premier league and quarter/semi final Champions League.
Although No 3 is 2 options.. it’s progress in either competition .......Read the full article here
Giroud the Scapegoat? – OG Compared (statistically) with Sanchez and Remy by Vince
Good day, all! Good times they are to be a Gooner! I should be preparing for my finals, but this is definitely more pressing haha!
Giroud has been heavily criticized and and dubbed as not being “good enough” to lead the Arsenal front line. In the 4-3-1 system we used last season, the lone striker must be a target man – capable of holding off defenders and bringing his team mates into play. Target men are still strikers however and need to test the goalkeeper and score. Lacking striking support, he should also be able to create chances on his own. .......Read the full article here
With Arsenal about to get another campaign underway, with the first pre-season friendly at Boreham Wood today, our Player of the Year from last season, Aaron Ramsey, is buzzing with confidence and feeling very positive about the next nine months.
The young Welsh star reckons that winning the FA cup in May has given all the players and everyone connected with the Gunners a huge boost, and that this will really help us to repeat that success, if not surpass it, in the season to come. .......Read the full article here
Well, Arsenal fans, we have not had too long to wait for our next fix of football after the World Cup came to close last weekend. Arsenal are back in action tomorrow, with the first of just four pre-season games, unless you count the Community Shield clash with Man City at Wembley a week before the Premier League kicks off. .......Read the full article here
If any other Arsenal players is going to beat the young Welshman Aaron Ramsey to a second Player of the Year award next May, they are going to have to have a stunning season. Because unless the 23-year old misses a major part of it through injury (please not again) then Rambo is going to be even more crucial to any success that Arsenal have than he was last time.
It was fitting that the central midfielder scored the winning goal that brought Arsenal the FA cup and ended a nine year wait since the last trophy. It was him that really got our season off and running after the opening day defeat at home to Aston Villa. .......Read the full article here
With all the bad lick that Arsenal had with injuries last season, including long spells out for Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey, at least we managed to get our young Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey back in action in time to score the crucial extra-time winner against Hull City at Wembley.
No Arsenal player deserved to lift that trophy more than Ramsey, and it was no surprise when the 23-year old won the award for Arsenal Player of the Season by a landslide, taking well over half of the votes. Well, just imagine what the Gunners could have done had we not lost Rambo to injury on Boxing Day. .......Read the full article here