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Can Bergkamp statue inspire Ozil to become Arsenal legend?

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bergkamp statue pose
It was a great day for Dennis Bergkamp and Arsenal yesterday, as the Gunners legend was honoured with this statue which immortalises a moment when the Dutch master controlled a ball against Newcastle in 2003. It is easy to forget that, when Bergkamp arrived from Inter Milan in 1995, Arsenal were a fairly uninspiring team.

We had enjoyed a great period of success under George Graham, but it was based upon a solid defensive performance rather than the exciting and creative football we are used to now. Bergkamp was signed by Bruce Rioch, who only lasted a year before Wenger came in, and signing the Dutchman is by far the best thing he did. But Bergkamp will always be linked with Wenger’s revolution because his style epitomised the new approach.

Is Keown right that current Arsenal pair as good as Gunners legends?

Arsenal Legend in Praise of the Gunners’ German defender by AT

Following another impressive away victory over Aston Villa, Arsenal continue to fly high at the summit of the Premier League table. Goals from Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud ensured that the Gunners leaped over Chelsea and Manchester City to regain top spot and take the overall points tally to 48. When compared to the Gunners’ situation at this point last season, you can see that the improvement is staggering.

Vieira believes Arsenal need a real leader to win a trophy!!

The last time Arsenal won a trophy, it was the FA cup in 2005. And it was the club captain {atrick Vieira who scored the winning penalty in the shootout against Manchester United. That was Vieira’s last action as an Arsenal player as well, so could the two things be linked>

The French former Gunner certainly seems to think so, although he is not saying that it was all down to him. What he has said, on a TV documentary about his rivalry with Roy Keane as reported by the Express, is that he believes the lack of a true leader at Arsenal has been a big reason for our recent barren seasons. He also revealed that he thinks Arsenal are still unable to grind out results even when not on top form, and that is something that champions need to do.

Vermaelen to start ahead of Koscielny hints Arsenal boss

Arsene Wenger is clearly delighted as well as relieved to have his club captain Thomas Vermaelen back from his injury lay-off. The Belgium international centre back came on for the last 10 minutes or so at Sunderland on Saturday, and Wenger now has a decision to make about his starting line-up from now on.

The Frenchman has been talking about his defensive options, and he has compared the situation to the one he faced very early in his Arsenal career, when Steve Bould, Tony Adams and Martin Keown were all battling for a starting place. It was difficult to leave any of them out, but that is part of a manager’s job and is obviously better than having no cover.

Arsenal Debate – Pick your favourite Gunner ever?

Your favourite player and why by Big Gun

Dear Gooners, It is really good to see a more unified Arsenal fan base these days. It was getting to a point where either Arsene would have to spend, or the fans were eventually going to take matters into their own hands. I am relieved it was not the latter. Let us just hope that Arsene continues in this vein in the years to come – keeping our best players whilst buying top quality where necessary.

Adams will ALWAYS be an Arsenal legend but NEVER the manager

Tony Adams – “I want to be the Arsenal manager” by Ash

Tony Adams has once again jumped on the bandwagon at Arsenal by stating his desire to be Arsenal manager. I’m sure as a fan it is a dream to manage the club that you love and support, and for most that of course never happens. But Tony who has already had the privilege of not only pulling on the Arsenal shirt, but he also spent his entire career with the Gunners, won several trophies and even became the Arsenal captain, now wants to return as the Arsenal manager.

Is Koscielny is a new Keown for Arsenal?

There is probably nobody who played more times for Arsenal alongside Martin Keown than Mr. Arsenal himself, sharing all but the last two of Keown’s 11 years at the club. After Adams and Bould, Keown and Adams formed the formidable centre of perhaps our best back line ever. Adams knows his game inside out, and he sees a lot of Keown in the current Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.

Why Arsenal DO need a real Gooner on the Board

Why the board need someone who is truly Arsenal By SB

As we’ve witnessed the stepping down of Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood recently, and the appointment of board member Sir Chips Keswick, there has been a spot made available on the board to fill the new chairman’s place. For a long time, Gooners have been crying out for a member of the board to be considered Arsenal through and through. We crave someone who works in the best interests of our beloved football club.

Former Gunners legend has bad news for Arsenal captain Vermaelen

Tony Adams may sometimes split the opinions of the Arsenal fans with some of his statements, but we all agree that he was a fantastic player for us and a strong contender for being the best centre back and captain in the club’s illustrious history. So when he talks about the current Arsenal defence, we should all take note.

Adams won four league titles with Arsenal, two of them coming as part of FA cup doubles, and forged long and successful partnerships with Steve Bould, the current assistant to Arsene Wenger, and Martin Keown, so he knows what it takes to be successful, and it does not make for good reading if you are the current captain Thomas Vermaelen.

Is Adams right about Rooney and Arsenal?

Tony Adams seems to have popped his head up in the press lately and is criticising the club which can’t be helping anybody. First he had blasted the club for appointing Sir Chips Keswick as chairman and said that the club will make no progress this season and there is no chance of winning anything. Now he has said Wayne Rooney shouldn’t join the club as he wouldn’t fit in if he moved to London.

No Chips for Arsenal legend – Adams wants to run Gunners

Say what you like about Tony Adams, but nobody can doubt his love for Arsenal Football Club or suggest that he does not want what is best for it. He is one of that rare breed of one club players who would never have dreamed of playing for anyone else. I love his line about him not even looking at his new contract offers, just signing them.

Arsenal Debate – Why we can’t attract (or keep!) top top players

Why there is Virtually No Loyalty in Football anymore by Scott M.

Hi Gooners,

The reason why I’ve decided to write this article is due to most of us football fans constantly getting angry when players leave the clubs we support, and particularly in this case our club Arsenal FC, Now what we need to all take into consideration is the evolution with how the sport has changed over the years.