Category Archives: Arsenal previews

Can Arsenal really go all the way? Without the usual slip?

A strong start or a strong finish by TJ

In the last ten years, Arsenal have failed repeatedly in our quest and pursuit to once again become the champions of England. We have come close many times. We failed many times due to different reasons. Injuries have caused us a lot over the past few years. However, more often than not, we are being stopped by either a very weak start to the campaign or a very unsightly finish, causing us many times.

No Sanogo or Campbell as Akpom only Arsenal striker in USA?

I may be reading too much into this, after the names of the Arsenal squad who have gone on the mini pre-season tour of America was released on the official website of New York Red Bulls, the MLS team with the former Gunners star Thierry Henry that Arsenal will be facing on Saturday.

The 20-man squad is as follows:

Keepers: Martinez, Szczesny

Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs, Isaac Hayden, Carl Jenkinson, Ignasi Miquel, Nacho Monreal

Midfielders: Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Flamini, Kristoffer Olsson, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Jon Toral, Jack Wilshere, Gedion Zelalem

Predict Arsenal’s FA Cup Final Score and win a JustArsenal T-Shirt

So the day has finally come and Arsenal have their best chance of winning a trophy in nine long years. We will all be suffering the longer we have to wait for Arsenal’s first goal, but we are all going to give you a chance to enjoy the fun more by winning a limitedc edition JustArsenal T-Shirt.

After NOBODY predicted Arsenal’s 1-0 win over West Brom, I decided to make it easier by asking you all just to name the score to be a winner. This has cost me fortunes coz THIRTEEN of you predicted 2-0 against Norwich!

Hull legend – Arsenal can be beaten!

The ex-Hull City striker Dean Windass, who at the age of 39 famously scored the goal at Wembley that gave the Tigers their first every entry into the Premier League, is insisting that Hull can win their first FA Cup against Arsenal tomorrow.

He rightly says that in the Cup all form goes out the window (just look at Wigan last year) and Hull City are no pushovers in any game. “Let’s face it, Bruce has done an incredible job,” Windass said in the Express. “Not only keeping us in the Premier League but also getting to a Cup Final and into Europe for the first time,”

Interesting bets on Arsenal Players at the World Cup

Arsenal Players at the World Cup – betting summary

There will be 10 Gunners on the way to Brazil this summer and there are plenty of World Cup betting markets surrounding those players and their nations. Easyodds.com football writer Tom Powell takes a look back at Arsenal men in past World Cup squads and assesses the chances of this year’s travelling Gunners…

Former Gunners on the World Stage

Official teams and preview of Norwich v Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has had a few decisions to make as Arsenal go into the final day with nothing to play for except momentum and confidence. So it is no surprise to see that the Frenchman has made a few changes to his starting XI.

With Wojcicech Szczesny needing one more clean sheet to win the Premier League Golden Glove award outright, I am a little surprised to see him on the bench, but it is all about the FA cup trophy now, so Wenger has given Lukasz Fabianski the nod to give him some match sharpness.

Norwich v Arsenal preview, prediction and line-up

Norwich vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

This is our final league game of the 2013/2014 season and there’s very little riding on it. Arsenal have already qualified for the Champions league (although we have to negotiate the qualifier in August) and the players will have one eye on the game next Saturday against Hull in the FA cup final.

To rest or not to rest? That is the question for Arsenal

It is a shame that Arsene Wenger can only use three Arsenal substitutes in the final Premier League match of the season, because if he was allowed, I reckon that the Frenchman would be making about 10 against Norwich City. Start your best XI, get a nice half-time lead and bring on the reserves, if only…

As it is, the Prof has got some big decisions to make. How much does he risk key players in order to keep the performance levels up? Less than he normally would I suspect, with the mental scars of all the Gunners injury problems during the season only just starting to heal. Whoever is playing in the red and white of Arsenal, there will be fingers bitten and breaths taken in every time one of our lads is involved in a tackle.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v West Brom

It could be a strange feeling for the Arsenal team today, knowing that they have already secured fourth place due to Everton’s loss at home to Man City yesterday. But it is the final game of the season at the Emirates stadium, and the fans will be happy that there is no pressure on and Champions League football has been secured again.

Arsene Wenger has vowed to keep the momentum up for the FA cup final, but he has made a change in midfield, bringing in Mathieu Flamini in for Aaron Ramsey alongside Mikel Arteta. The Welshman is not even on the bench, but our long term injusry absentee Abou Diaby is and it would be great to see the lanky Frenchman on the pitch again.

Arsenal v West Brom Preview, Line Up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

I’m writing this article knowing the result between City and Everton (3-2 to City). That means we’ll go into tomorrow knowing our top 4 status is already secured and hopefully we can finally rest certain players now before the FA cup final in two weeks’ time.

Now I’m not going to encourage resting the majority of our players. They need to remain focused on the match and need to remain match fit. That means that they will need to play tomorrow and possibly next weekend against Norwich so they are mentally and physically prepared for the game against Hull City in the FA cup final.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Newcastle

After getting themselves back into the driving seat, it was vital that Arsenal did not take their eye of the ball tonight. On recent form, the visit of Newcastle should not really hold any fears, but this season has taught us to take nothing for granted.

We have been hearing the right words coming from Arsene Wenger and players like Giroud and Arteta, but they have to make sure they go and do their jobs on the pitch. I’ve got a feeling that Newcastle might go for it and play with some freedom, so it is important for us to keep our heads and not panic if they start quickly.

Arsenal v Newcastle Preview, Line Up and Score prediction

Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ

Arsenal have got three fairly easy games coming up and winning only two of them would secure our position in the top 4 for this season. This is particularly important considering we have an FA cup final to look forward to a week after the game against Norwich away and the possibility of being able to rest key players is impossible to pass up.

Newcastle are falling apart at the moment and I can’t say I’m too unhappy. Pardew has always showed resentment towards Arsenal and Wenger. He is ultimately a hypocrite who is seeing his bargain bin French side imploding.