There is little doubt that Arsenal were on the wrong end of some terrible luck last season. I am not blaming our bad luck for everything, of course, as there seems to have been a definite underlying problem for the Gunners to have had so many injury problems throughout the season.
And I am not going to go on about the referees again, suffice it to say that I did not feel that we had the rub of the green from the men in black. Arsenal’s bad luck extended to the the cup draws and the TV scheduling as well, which always seemed to pit the Gunners against the toughest possible opponents at the worst possible times. .......Read the full article here
It is not long now, Arsenal fans, until the Gunners are back in the action. In four weeks time, we will already have had the Emirates Cup, with games against Benfica and AS Monaco at the Emirates stadium. Then Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal team to Wembley for the Community Shield against Man City before the real serious business begins the following week with the visit of Crystal Palace. And I cannot wait. .......Read the full article here
Even if Arsene Wenger had decided to call it a day and leave the Arsenal managerial position to someone else this summer, he would still have gone down in history as the club’s most successful manager in history, up to this point at least.
But despite guiding the Gunners to five FA cups and three Premier league titles, there is a glaring gap in his record, and I am not talking about the fact that Arsenal have lost two league cups and failed to win one under the Frenchman. Despite reaching the UEFA cup final in 2000 and the Champions League final in 2006, Wenger has not been able to add another European title to the Gunners’ 1994 Cup Winners cup and the Inter-Cities fair trophy of 1970. .......Read the full article here
Interesting details about UEFA qualifications involving English teams this season by G.S.
Hello Arsenal fans. I read the UEFA guidelines for qualification for its Champions (UCL) and Europa (UEL) Leagues recently. I had initially read them about a couple of years ago and thought I’d familiarise myself with those terms again. The football season has ended and the Barclay’s Premier League (BPL) table is now etched in the annals of English football history.
As I perused the guidelines and looked at the final standings of the BPL table, I was drawn to some very interesting actual and potential scenarios that could affect English teams that are deemed qualified for future UCL or UEL competitions. And it could have serious implications for the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his backing for the new FFP rules and he may soon be even happier about them if Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League automatically, without having to undergo the inconvenience, stress and extra strain on the squad that a two- legged play-off in August would bring.
We do not know what the outcome will be yet, but we can hope. After Man City refused to accept the terms of their sanctions from UEFA for breaking the financial rules, as reported by The Mirror, their case is going to a special panel to decide what should happen. This panel has the power to expel them from the competition altogether and is not open to appeal. .......Read the full article here
Whereas may people have criticised Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for not spending money in recent years, others point to the Frenchman as being the ideal model for a modern club. The Gunners are run in a financially sustainable way, something that the powers that be in football supposedly want all clubs to do, in order to avoid the sort of calamities that have occurred at the likes of Portsmouth and Malaga. .......Read the full article here
Mathematically speaking, with all the positives and negatives that entails, the only team that Arsenal cannot catch and overtake in the Premier League is Liverpool. They already have 80 points, while the Gunners have 70 with three games left to play. Realistically, though, Arsenal are going to have to accept that another 4th place finish is all we can get.
Our own recent upsurge in form and results, combined with a case of the wobbles from Chelsea and Man City, had Arsene Wenger, the players and the fans looking up at those two rather than worrying about Everton, but today’s results have put paid to those faint hopes. .......Read the full article here
They still have to keep their eye on the prize and put in the effort needed, but everyone connected with Arsenal should be feeling good today. The battle for the fourth Premier League spot is now looking like a one-horse race, and the jockey is wearing red with white sleeves.
I wrote an article the other day about Roberto Martinez and his desperate attempt to put pressure on Arsene Wenger and the players, whereas he knew that it was Everton who were struggling to deal with it. Since baiting us and getting their fate in their own hands, those hands have dropped the ball big time. .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans have known this for some time now, realising after the 6-0 defeat against Chelsea that our title challenge for this season was completely over. Some persisted to believe and I think the players were especially led to believe they could overturn the odds however if you know Arsenal like the most of us do then defying the odds is not exactly Arsenal’s thing. .......Read the full article here
Morning Arsenal fans, but it is certainly not a good morning. The result was bad enough, but the poorness of the Arsenal performance against Everton has made us all very worried that the Gunners will finally relinquish the Wenger cup and find ourselves out of the Champions League next season. So what exactly will that mean for the club?
Nothing is decided yet and Everton have some really tough games left to play; with Man City, United, Southampton, Palace, Sunderland and Hull who could all do us a favour. But for the purposes of this article, I am going to assume that they beat us to that coveted last European place. .......Read the full article here
Why we will finish in the top 4 by KJ
After Everton’s win yesterday, there have been many worries that they could pip Arsenal to the top 4, with them being only 4 points behind us as well as having a game in hand and a game against us at Goodison park. However, I don’t think they will and I’ll explain why.
The result against Man City, although confirming that the Gunners won’t win the title this season, does mean that we can play for the draw against Everton at Goodison and with our remaining fixtures being extremely easy, we are the favourites to finish providing we get that result. Here is our fixture list to show you how easy it is after that game vs Everton this Sunday: .......Read the full article here
I was just sat watching the spuds get roasted, and I am not talkng about Sunday dinner here, when the commentator uttered a phrase that may have got some Arsenal fans in a bit of a lather. It went along the lines of, Everton will join Liverpool in having a great season by qualifying for the Champions League if they win all of their remaining games.
But don’t worry Gooners, it is not going to happen. Even if Arsenal have another away day nightmare next weekend and lose to the Toffees, we then have a good looking run-in, with home games against West Ham, Newcastle and West Brom and trips to Hull and Norwich. .......Read the full article here