I have tried not to write too much about the off-field problems recently experience3d by the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. We don’t really know the details so it would just be speculation anyway. What we do know, however, is that the Frenchman apologised to his family, fans and team-mates and is keen to put things right on the pitch.
Giroud was certainly back with a bang on Saturday, coming off the bench with a super-sub performance and two goals that eased the Gunners’ passage to a Wembley semi-final with Wigan. A Mirror report has also revealed that Giroud is hugely grateful to Arsene Wenger for helping him through this difficult time. .......Read the full article here
It seems as though Arsene Wenger agrees with the fans about the need to sign a quality striker in January, as long as he can find the right one available. But, unlike a large number of Arsenal fans, the manager does not think that current number one centre forward Olivier Giroud is not good enough. Wenger is happy with his French striker but knows that he needs options and cover. .......Read the full article here
When Mikel Arteta decided to join Arsenal on deadline day in Arsenal 2011, it was to join a team in a bit of a crisis. The Gunners had sold Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Samir Nasri and started the Premier League campaign very badly, including the club’s worst ever result, an 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford.
Despite that, the Spaniard knew that by leaving Everton and joining Arsenal he would be able to play in the Champions League and have a better chance of winning tropies. Well Arteta is 31-years old now and has yet to get a medal for his trouble, so it is understandable that our vice-captain is desperate for Arsenal not to let the great start Arsenal have made to the season go to waste. .......Read the full article here
I know a lot of Arsenal fans will say that we shouldn’t be hoping for or relying on problems for our Premier League rivals to help us in the bid to claim the Premier League title. But the fact is, the more the likes of Chelsea and Man City struggle, the better chance Arsenal have of winning.
Anyway, Arsene Wenger has had more than his fair share of problems to deal with since the start of the season. The Frenchman’s main problem has been an unbelievable injury list, with key players like Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla all missing for significant periods. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal started this crunch clash at the top of the Premier League with a few changes from the Napoli game, whether for tactical reasons or because of the lack of recovery time. Walcott, Wilshere, Monreal, Ramsey and Sagna came in for Jenkinson, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky and Cazorla.
The Gunners needed a good start and to not just sit back, but City set off like a train and for the first five minutes the ball did not go anywhere near the City half. But we were solid and well organised and City could not get a clear chance on goal. It was a good sign that we were up for the fight and we started to do some probing of our own. .......Read the full article here
According to reports in the English media, the Manchester City striker and reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko has admitted that a move away from the Etihad is a distinct possibility. The Bosnian is understood to be very unhappy about his game time at City and has indicated that he may leave the club to find more first team action. .......Read the full article here
We all know that Olivier Giroud is doing much better for both Arsenal and France this year, and his headed goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday took him level with the goal machine that is Aaron Ramsey, at least as far as Premier League goals are concerned. Strangely, the two are also locked on the number of goal assists in the league with four each. With Mesut Ozil also in the top five on the assist table, it is easy to see why only Manchester City have scored more goals than the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know if Sergio Aguero just forgot to include Arsenal in his discussion of who he sees as contenders for the Premier League title, and quite frankly I don’t care. I just want Arsene Wenger to make sure that the players take it as a personal insult. Pin it up in the dressing room and tell the players to prove the short-arsed Argentinian striker wrong.
This is what he told Gazzetta dello Sport, “United will be our biggest rivals, even if they have changed coach. And then Chelsea with the return of Mourinho. Yottenham have built a great squad and then there isd always Liverpool.” .......Read the full article here
As I’m sure everyone is aware by now, Arsenal have had two bids declined by Liverpool for their Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. The bids were made public by Liverpool officials after the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Ian Ayre, and John W Henry all decided to publicly express their views on the matter and now after a few weeks of speculation, the professionals are beginning to have their say too as the story heats up. .......Read the full article here
There are lots of Arsenal transfer rumours flying around at the minute, and it is clear that the Gunners are in the market for at least one top, top, top striker. The media has Arsenal linked with Stevan Jovetic, Gonzalo Higuain and David Villa among others. There are not so many stories about the Belgium and Aston Villa player Christian Benteke, but one of the rumours about him gave me real cause to take notice. .......Read the full article here
The media have had a field day with the story about Arsenal ticket prices. Fans of Manchester City have failed to buy almost a third of their allotted tickets for the game at the Emirates on Sunday, and much has been made of the fact that Arsenal is the most expensive club to watch in the Premier league, but the price of £62 is not that much more than that of other top teams. .......Read the full article here
It is now January 8th 2013 and the transfer window has officially got underway. The gates to the overpriced and usually disruptive time of the season are open. An often overworked set of players in each team, reeling from the rigors of the Christmas and new year fixtures, are subjected to the media’s speculation of grandeur and the chance for them to apparently play for the potential top four teams, causing managers to squeeze their eyes shut in prayer that their star players show some loyalty over the stupidly high wages that are presented to them at the likes of Man City and Chelski. .......Read the full article here