Category Archives: Premier league news

Do Arsenal have just TWO real title rivals?

Wow Arsenal fans, how much fun is it seeing Man United continue to suffer? And their troubles are showing no signs of getting better after they hit a new low with an amazing 4-0 pasting at the hands of the League one club MK Dons in the Capital One cup last night.

So after their shockingly bad start to the season, I think we can safely say that Arsenal do not have to worry about Louis van Gaal somehow leading United to the Premier League title. And hopefully, the same can be said of Liverpool. The arrogant scousers seemed to think that they would just carry on where they left off last season, despite selling their best player and the main reason they came so close last season, Luis Suarez.

Why Arsenal tactics work so well against weaker teams

How fitness can affect football games by KJ

I noticed something on Saturday that was rather surprising (and I’m not talking about our defending). It was Everton’s fitness levels. They were struggling massively after the 80th minute and the only real reason we scored was because they had entirely switched off at that point. I’m sure if the match had lasted 5 minutes longer, we would’ve ended up winners.

I wanted to address fitness and how it affects football matches. Everton is one example but another is the game against Besiktas. They failed to capitalise when we went a man down simply because they were too tired at that point and if anything, we looked more likely to score.

How Podolski could hold the key to Arsenal DM problem!?!

I know it sounds strange Arsenal fans. Lukas Podolski may be a slightly better player fro tracking back from the left forward position than Santi Cazorla, but that does not take much. The German could hardly be called a tigerish defender and I am not suggesting that Arsene Wenger plays him as the deepest sat central midfielder.

But the 29-year old could still hold the key to solving Arsenal’s age old defensive midfield dilemma. How? Well there are lots of Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the World Cup winning striker is set to leave the Emirates before thew summer transfer window closes and the club most likely to take him was the Italian champions Juventus.

Stats show Giroud IS vital AND good enough for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger had some warm words of praise and support for Olivier Giroud yesterday, after the French striker changed the game at Everton for Arsenal and powered in an injury time headed equaliser. The boss suggested that the Gunners do not need any more strikers and that he expects the big man to improve again and be a key figure for us this season. But is the Prof right?

Five BIG things we learned from Arsenal at Everton

Arsenal have now played two Premier League games and the first leg of the Champions League play-off against Besiktas, but we are still looking rusty. There were some encouraging signs of improvement during the game at Everton yesterday, but are still trying to find some of the attacking fluency that was on show last season and, strangely, during the comfortable Community Shield win over Man city at Wembley.

Why Everton game can be HUGE for Arsenal season

This was far from being a perfect performance from Arsenal away to Everton. Ramsey and Chamberlain forgot their shooting boots, Mertesacker looked well off the pace, Ozil should have had his sunglasses on and the Gunners just could not quite click.

Dead and buried with 10 minutes to go though, Arsenal showed some real character and ground out the point we deserved. In fact if you consider that their second goal should not have stood, we were unlucky. These things happen though and we are probably more happy with the result than Everton.

Ramsey on why Arsenal CAN cope with power of BPL rivals!!

After the Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher dismissed the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title this season, and any team other than Chelsea or Man City for that matter, Aaron Ramsey has responded. And not surprisingly, our star midfielder thinks that the Gunners have plenty of qualities of our own to combat the brute force that the Sky boys think will be too much for anyone else.

What should be Arsenal starting XI at Everton and why?

With some Arsenal players still not looking quite ready after the World Cup finals this summer, the three German Gunners still to be included in a squad after an extended summer holiday and a slightly worrying injury list, Arsene Wenger is probably already looking forwards to the two week international break in order for him to get his team ready for the rest of the season.

But the next five days sees Arsenal face two games that could potentially have a huge effect on our season. We definitely don’t need another heavy away defeat like we got at Goodison Park last season, because it could have long term effects on team morale. And we simply cannot afford, in more ways than one, to not beat Besiktas on Wednesday.

Wenger backs Jack Wilshere so Arsenal MUST start him at Everton

I wrote a piece on Arsenal and Jack Wilshere the other day, my point being that the 22-year old midfielder was showing signs of getting back to the form that made him such a sensation before his fledgling career was interrupted and nearly ruined by a series of long term and niggling injuries.

But I also thought that it would be a good idea to rest the England international for tomorrow’s game away to Everton, because the Gunners will need him more than ever for the home leg against Besiktas with Aaron Ramsey being suspended. Jack is the natural replacement for the Welshman and with his fitness issues, Arsene Wenger needs to be careful not to overplay young Wilshere.

Debuchy warns rivals that Arsenal are on brink of brilliance!

Without some of our best players and with a fair few of the others looking a couple of weeks off being fully match sharp, Arsenal have had a pretty decent start to the season, and according to one of the new boys, Mathieu Debuchy, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The France international right back, signed from Newcastle United this summer, has been talking about his new squad, as reported by the Daily Mail, and the defender who has just turned 29 is very impressed with his new team mates. And with the return of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil imminent, Debuchy reckons that the Gunners are on the verge of going up a gear or two very soon.

Is Wenger right about Arsenal NOT needing Fabregas?

The subject of whether Arsenal should have tried to use the first refusal option to buy back the former club captain Cesc Fabregas was always going to come up after the Spanish midfielder joined our Premier League rivals Chelsea. And once Fabregas put in an impressive display in his first Premier League game for them, which earned him the Man of the Match award from Sky Sports, it was no surprise to see Arsene Wenger being asked about him in yesterday’s press conference on Arsenal Player.

Wenger said, “I think you have to accept professional players move from club to club.

Time for Arsenal to start with Alexis Sanchez up front?

I am not one of the Arsenal fans who groans and moans about everything that Olivier Giroud does. I actually quite like the big Frenchman and appreciate what he does for the team, but he was quite honestly shocking against Besiktas on Tuesday and I do not think we should start with him up front on Saturday.

Everton are likely to be just as hard to play against as the Turkish side and their defence should be stronger and faster as well. So Giroud in his current form is likely to give them as much trouble as a sickly schoolgirl and we need to threaten their goal in order to stop them pouring forwards at every opportunity.