Category Archives: Arsenal Reserves

Who should Arsenal rest in Coventry FA cup clash?

Although Arsenal must make the Premier League a huge priority, Arsene Wenger, the players and fans will not be looking at Friday’s fourth round FA cup clash against League One’ Coventry City as an unwelcome distraction. In fact, it is the first half decent draw that the Gunners have had in all competitions this season and presents a great chance for us to progress in the competition.

Nobody is taking the Premier League for granted, with an impressive Man City and Chelsea breathing down our necks, and a double header against Bayern Munich in the Champions League is a very difficult prospect indeed, so the FA cup could still be our chance to end the eight year wait for a trophy.

Akpom loan could see him break into Arsenal this season

The young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has signed on for a one month loan deal at Brentford. The League One club are flying high at the top of the league table, just like the Gunners, and are looking for a little bit of extra firepower to keep up the challenge, just like Arsenal.

The similarities in the two clubs’ current positions, despite the difference in class between the leagues, may not be lost on the 18-year old. His good form for the reserves, both this season and last, has earned him the chance to impress at competitive level. If he takes it, Akpom could even find himself in the Arsenal first team a few times when he returns.

Gnabry is already loving Arsenal and the feeling is mutual

Young Serge Gnabry is certainly flavour of the month with the Arsenal fans at the moment, and with his teammates too. As stunning derby performance is always a good way to become a favourite, but to do it on your derby debut at just 18 almost guarantees you legend status.

It seems to work the opposite way around as well, because Gnabry was blown away by the occasion and that sort of thing can really lock you into a club. It would be understandable if an 18-year old German kid did not really get the importance that Gooners put on a clash with Tottenham, but from his interview reported by Arsenal.com, he seems to have got it.

Arsenal have big decision to make on Gnabry loan

Should Gnabry go on loan or stay at Arsenal? by KJ

Serge Gnabry is slowly becoming the next big thing at Arsenal. He’s the most mature and highly rated of all our U21s at the moment and has already been drafted into the first team for both the Premier league and now the FA cup at the tender age of 18.

Now with the likes of Walcott, Podolski and Chamberlain all finally back and ready to assume the positions on the wings, is it wise to send Gnabry on loan or keep him for the remainder of the season?

Can these 3 young Gunners’ loan spells get them in Arsenal team?

Arsenal let Young Guns out on loan! by Ash

We may only be a few days into the month of January but there have already been some moves in the transfer market regarding Arsenal. Although sadly it’s not quite the good news that you may have been expecting and it fact, its players on the way out that is the main topical focus.

Is it time for Ryo to leave Arsenal to revive career?

Miyaichi needs to go out on loan! by Ash

While Arsenal are overwhelmed with midfield talents in good form, one man that is often forgotten and left behind is the Japanese youngster Ryo Miayichi, who despite his lack of game time is a very exciting prospect. Miyaichi joined the club as a January addition a few years back and made an instant impact in European football. Not with Arsenal, though, but instead Dutch side Feyenoord.

Another starlet follows Bellerin out the Arsenal door

Following the recent departure of promising full-back Hector Bellerin to Watford on loan, another promising Arsenal youngster has left the club on a temporary basis to gain some competitive experience. It has been confirmed that the versatile midfielder Nico Yennaris has joined Championship side Bournemouth on a short-term term deal valid until January.

The 20-year old already has a couple of first-team appearances to his name, most notably when he came on as a second half substitute against Manchester United in the Premier League and effectively dealt with Nani whilst playing in an unnatural right-back position. The promising youngster has been looking for a good loan spell for quite some time now and will be keen to make an impression at Bournemouth.

Arsenal starlet Gnabry must make most of Ox’s long injury lay-off

Gnabry and Ox by AT

Over the past week or so, there has been plenty of news emerging on the injury front for Arsenal. While there is positive news in regards to Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, there is certainly some bad news as well because Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain seems to have suffered a setback in his rehabilitation for the knee injury he suffered in the opening day defeat against Aston Villa and the speedy winger is likely to be sidelined till well into the new year.

Vermaelen warned that Arsenal bench will cost him World Cup place

It is probably not exactly news to the Arsenal captain, but hearing his national manager Marc Wilmots state plainly that not playing regularly for your club will put your place at the World Cup in jeopardy may just have highlighted the problems facing Thomas Vermaelen.

The central defender did play in the last two friendlies for Belgium, but he will know that Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen are likely to be playing week in, week out for Man City and Tottenham respectively. And from the Sky Sports report of what the Belgium manager said, that would mean they are in front of Vermaelen, unless he can force his way into the Gunners first team on a more regular basis.

Have Arsenal fans had enough of Frimpong?

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who saw the comical side to Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong’s picture upload of his newly name engraved football boots, on social networking site Twitter. The boots which have ‘Frimpong’ etched into the stitches was the latest in a line of stories to arise about the young midfielder, and he seems to have the knack of hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons.

If Arsenal lose Don’t Panic! – We will be much stronger by Xmas

Best yet to come for Arsenal? Is it going to be happy x-mas for Gunners? by Blaz

In few hours Arsenal will play Liverpool with our squad depleted quite a lot. I was sure we couldn’t continue the season the way we started – injury wise. We lost players every game we played. And it’s still going on. Flamini and Gnabry are lost for the Liverpool match and no one seems to be coming back. We have almost a full first team in the treatment room and so it is very difficult to really judge us at the moment.

Hayden has overtaken Frimpong in race to Arsenal first team

After Emmanuel Frimpong survived a mass clear out by Arsenal of players who were surplus to requirements, it seemed like the Ghanaian born midfielder had a future with the club. When you consider that his playing position of defensive midfielder is one of the least well covered in the Arsenal squad, then this season promised a lot for the 21-year old.