Category Archives: Capital One Cup

Arsenal player ratings for Chelsea loss – Cazorla MOTM

Arsenal 0 – 2 Chelsea Capital One Cup player ratings by KJ

Arsenal vs. Chelsea Confirmed Teams and Preview

Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal players could probably have done without tonight’s Capital One Cup tie, although it is always a good opportunity for some of the up and coming young players, as well as those on the fringe, to get some game time under their belt and experience a proper crowd.

If it had been most other teams, and not Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, that were coming to the Emirates tonight, it would have been an easy decision to rest most of the first team, but Wenger will not want to let the Portuguese one get a chance to damage the morale of the Arsenal squad.

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.

Predict Arsenal vs. Chelsea result to win Exclusive T-shirt

It is time for all you Arsenal fans to get your thinking caps on again. The Just Arsenal T-shirt competition is back again and this one is sponsored by BettingOffers.org.uk the best website to find out about free bets given away by the bookies.

This could be one of the toughest predictions of the season yet, mainly because we have pretty much no idea who will actually be playing, for either side.

Arsenal vs. Chelsea Preview, Prediction and Team News

Arsenal vs Chelsea Capital One Cup preview, line up and score line by KJ

Arsenal take a break from the high octane Premier league and Champions league to play a home game at the Emirates in the League cup. Unfortunately, we’ve been drawn against fierce London rivals Chelsea who’ve admittedly have a much stronger squad than us at the moment.

I think we can field a relatively experienced line up for this game but will need to deploy a couple of dependable youngsters to ensure vital first team players aren’t overplayed. Chelsea will have an extremely strong and experienced line up with the likes of Mata, Willian, De Bruyne, Essien etc. certain to start.

Arsenal debate – Should Wenger dismiss Capital One Cup?

Wenger likely to sacrifice league cup once again by KM

I was screaming for some important Arsenal players to be rested against bottom of the Premier league Crystal Palace. Some of the boys looked tired and with the kids managing to scrape a draw at West Brom for the league cup, I think a few changes would have refreshed the squad and still g0t the three points. Anyway Chelsea are coming to town on the back of a lucky but huge win against Man City. The draw was the fair result (and the one Arsenal needed) but City’s away woes continue to cost them and it could cost them the title.

We are Gunner keep winning says Arsenal `rock` Mertesacker

Only three players have started 14 of the 15 games Arsenal have played this season, and they are Olivier Giroud, Wojciech Szczesny and Per Mertesacker. And, despite all the talk about first team players needing rest, the big German international defender is probably going to play again against Chelsea tomorrow.

You won’t hear him complaining, though, because he is enjoying the fantastic start that the Gunners have made to the season. And the 29-year old, after helping Arsenal to bounce straight back from a disappointing Champions League defeat with a hard won victory at Crystal Palace, feels that the spirit and ability in the Arsenal squad can keep the great run going. As reported by Arsenal.com, Mertesacker thinks that our rivals and the doubters in the media who keep expecting us to slip up, are in for a surprise

Why Arsenal should play Vermaelen and Koscielny together

Can the Koscielny – Vermaelen partnership ever work? by KJ

Whenever you see Mertesacker down, potentially with an injury, or you think about the possibility of rotating the Arsenal centre backs for the Capytal One Cup, you think about the Koscielny – Vermaelen partnership. You remember that both of them individually are pretty good players (but with Koscielny, for me, being significantly better) but as it always does, it dawns upon you that as a partnership, they don’t seem to work together well at all.

Arsenal MUST seize chance to stretch Premier League lead

Chance for Arsenal to increase their lead at the top. by KM

Arsenal are sitting two pretty points in front of Chelsea and Liverpool and with the moneybags of Stamford Bridge and Manchester City playing each other on Sunday, the Gunners will get a nice chance to put some distance between us and them, as long as we keep our eye on the ball and don’t take the win for granted. If West Brom can take some points off Liverpool as well, that would be fantastic.

Mourinho vows to help Arsenal in cup!! WTF?

I have pinched myself so many times this morning that my arm is starting to look like a footballer’s sleeve tattoo. Arsenal fans are not used to this, but things really are going as well as they have for many a long year. The fact that Arsenal are sitting proudly at the top of the Premier League table is good, but being there with the most injury problems in the league is pretty remarkable.

Why staying in league cup could be MASSIVE for Arsenal

Important win against WBA by KM

A lot of arsenal fans were actually fine with Arsenal dropping out of the league cup in the first round against W.B.A. I believe that’s mainly because we really looked tired against Stoke and some players needed a rest, but there’s more to this win than just good experience for the youngsters. First of all, some players needed a game and they got one. Monreal, Arteta, Vermaelen and even Bendtner added some good game time to their names. A lot of youngsters got some nice game time too and the finishing from Eisfeld was pretty neat!

Did Bendtner do enough to redeem himself with Arsenal Fans?

Bendtner leads Arsenal youth to victory by Twig

Nicklas Bendtner’s pass to Eisfeld was delightful; almost Cesc-like. Had the pass come from Arsenal new signing, Mesut Ozil, I’m sure we would all have been glowing about the assist all day long – even if he didn’t do much else after that. But since it was Nicklas Bendtner, the reception has been a little bit muted.