Category Archives: Premier league news

Sunderland v Arsenal review – Alexis seals another lucky win

I don’t think it is too harsh on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to say that the win away to Sunderland was a bit on the lucky side. The Gunners did score twice and keep a rare clean sheet, but that was mostly down to the poor performance of the home side rather than any real quality on our part.

Wenger’s team selection and tactics were, for me, a little negative and suggested that the manager and the players are fairly low on confidence. With Sunderland having been handed a proper pasting at Southampton, a confident Gunners team would have ripped into them straight away and would probably have put the game to bed by halftime.

Koeman set to replace Wenger as Arsenal manager?

The poor start to the season from Arsenal has once again piled a whole heap of pressure on the shoulders of Arsene Wenger. But just last week the chief executive Ivan Gazidis highlighted the fact that the club hierarchy are scared about replacing the Frenchman, mainly because they are not confident that anyone coming in could do a better job.

But Ronald Koeman may have changed all that, by coming to Southampton and taking the Premier League by the scruff of the neck. The Dutchman has a long season ahead of him, of course, but he has already started to show that he has all the right qualities to prosper and thrive in the English Premier League.

Don’t Panic Arsenal – Top four place is NO problem!

While I know that Arsenal fans, me included, were hoping for a lot more from the Gunners this season, and while I hate the phrase `Wenger trophy` it is still absolutely vital that that Arsenal finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Do not let the jibes from the media and opposing fans fool you into thinking that our remarkable achievement of qualifying for the Champions League every season is nothing, because there have always been and always will be plenty of clubs who would sell their kidneys to be where we are.

Why Wilshere suspension NOT so bad for Arsenal

It was surely no surprise to Arsenal fans when Jack Wilshere fouled Hull City’s Gaston Ramirez after about an hour on Saturday and even less of a surprise that the referee showed him a yellow card for the challenge. Because that is unfortunately a part of the England midfielders game and the fact that it was his fifth Premier League booking of the season clearly highlights that.

Today’s EPL games show Arsenal what luck can do!

I am not complaining about the bad luck that Arsenal have had so far this season, well not much anyway, but I do think that the start could have been so much better for the Gunners if we had just had a little bit better luck, or less good luck.

Arsenal have had some harsh red cards, lenient refereeing for our opponents, a string of unfortunate injuries like Giroud’s bizarre tibia break and just have not really had the rub of the green. I’m sure that we will have our own good luck as the campaign wears on but I don’t think we should ignore the things that have gone against us and blame everything on the players and Arsene Wenger.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Hull

Unless there is a problem with the Arsenal and Germany international striker Lukas Podolski, it looks like his time at the club could be up because, not only does Arsene Wenger leave him out of the starting line up once again for the visit of Hull City, Podolski does not even make the bench.

After his recent complaints about lack of playing opportunity and the boss stating that he was part of the plans for Arsenal, this must be a real kick in the teeth to the German if he is fit. It is the dynamic Englanmd international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that gets the nog from Wenger.

Costa injury gives Arsenal chance to get back in title race!!

First of all Arsenal fans, I have to say that the news about the Chelsea striker Diego Costa being a serious doubt for this weekend and possibly missing the next three weeks through injury could turn out to be more mischief and misdirection from the mouth of Mourinho. It would not be the first time.

But if the news reported by the Daily Star is right and the Blues will have to do without their star striker, it gives Arsenal a great chance to close the gap on the pace setters and get our own tilt for the Premier League title firmly back on track.

Will FA cup inspire Arsenal to victory over Hull?

It was inevitable that the next time that Arsenal and Hull City met on the pitch after the great day at Wembley on the 17th of May, the subject of the FA cup would come up. Of course we Arsenal fans are hoping for the same result when the final whistle blows, but I would rather it does not turn out to be such a nerve wracking encounter.

Is THIS why Ozil wants to stay at Arsenal?

There has been a whole lot of talk in the meida about the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil recently, or to be more precise, ever since he joined the Gunners from Real Madrid at the end of last summer’s transfer window. But the media have steadily produced more about the 25-year old over the last year.

The recent Arsenal transfer rumours suggested that his time as an Arsenal player could be almost up, with some reports claiming that Arsene Wenger had lost patience with the player he paid a club record £42.5 million for and who has yet to really deliver what was expected on the Premier League stage.

How Arsenal have excelled and how to improve this season

With Arsenal sitting in a lowly 8th position in the Premier League table and with us playing catch up to Borussia Dortmund in our Champions League group and having been knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Southampton, you might think it strange for me to say that Arsenal have excelled at anything so far this season, but as a tactical stats report on Arsenal.com shows, we certainly have. But there are also areas in which we need to improve to start winning games.

Arsenal to make at least FOUR changes for Hull clash

It is vital that Arsene Wenger gets Arsenal off to a winning start when club football gets back underway after this current round of international friendly games and Euro qualifiers are finished. And the Gunners have a great chance to get our season up and running properly because the Premier League game on Saturday is a home tie with Hull City.

No disrespect to Steve Bruce and his players, as they did give Arsenal a real fright in the FA cup final in May, but this should be a comfortable win for us. For various reasons, however, it will probably be a much changed Arsenal side that lines up at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

More proof that Arsenal and Welbeck are the PERFECT match

The new Arsenal summer striker signing Danny Welbeck seems to have adapted pretty well to his new club, both with his performances and in the way he has settled in with the rest of his Arsenal team mates. It might well have helped the 23-year old that there were already a few familiar faces from the England national team and one of those players, our left back Kieran Gibbs, has given another example of how much Welbeck is loving life as a Gunner.