As the young players tend to come and go for the Arsenal nowadays, I am sure many of you may have forgotten a young Englishman called Benik Afobe. But if he gets his wish, you could soon be chanting his name around the Emirates.
Having coming through the ranks at Arsenal, Afobe has become more than a player for the club, but a fan in fact. The problem is he spends more time off the pitch supporting his team than on it. Having a loan at Bolton in the past, Afobe made it arguably a step down farther by joining Sheffield Wednesday on loan. .......Read the full article here
We all know that Arsenal make as much use of the loan system as they can. It gives our young players avital opportunity to experience some proper competitive football rather than just the underage reserve stuff which is not the same. And it has proved to be a great stepping stone for many of the players in the Gunners academy, like Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny, but it does not seem to be helping Chuba Akpom. .......Read the full article here
Whilst everyone is focusing on the potential arrival of Schalke 04 player and Germany international Julian Draxler at Arsenal, as well as other possible transfer targets, there has been some news regarding outgoing players from the Emirates, with the latest player to walk out the exit door being young England youth player Benik Afobe.
Arsenal today announced that Benik Afobe will join Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the remainder of the season. Although it doesn’t mean that one striker leaving suggests another one is coming in, it does help make some room for any possible additions, with Afobe not being anywhere near the current first team selection. .......Read the full article here
The young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has signed on for a one month loan deal at Brentford. The League One club are flying high at the top of the league table, just like the Gunners, and are looking for a little bit of extra firepower to keep up the challenge, just like Arsenal.
The similarities in the two clubs’ current positions, despite the difference in class between the leagues, may not be lost on the 18-year old. His good form for the reserves, both this season and last, has earned him the chance to impress at competitive level. If he takes it, Akpom could even find himself in the Arsenal first team a few times when he returns. .......Read the full article here
We may only be a few days into the month of January but there have already been some moves in the transfer market regarding Arsenal. Although sadly it’s not quite the good news that you may have been expecting and it fact, its players on the way out that is the main topical focus. .......Read the full article here
Benik Afobe was once upon a time the next big thing for Arsenal, but in recent years he has been nothing more than a mediocre reserve team player. Largely because of injuries, Afobe has gone from being one of Arsenal’s best up and coming talents, to an injury prone 20 year old striker who has failed to develop from his first instances. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates stadium, in what some in the media are calling the first big test of the Gunners Premier League credentials, although I seem to remember them saying that before the Tottenham game. But it is definitely a big game. Chelsea’s surprise loss at Newcastle means that Arsenal can go five points clear at the top of the table with a win today. .......Read the full article here
After Arsene Wenger rested most of his first choice Arsenal players for the league cup trip to West Brom, the Gunners should be able to field a well rested first team for the visit to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City on Saturday. This is great news for a squad depleted by injury, but there are a couple of things still concerning me. .......Read the full article here
Nicklas Bendtner’s pass to Eisfeld was delightful; almost Cesc-like. Had the pass come from Arsenal new signing, Mesut Ozil, I’m sure we would all have been glowing about the assist all day long – even if he didn’t do much else after that. But since it was Nicklas Bendtner, the reception has been a little bit muted. .......Read the full article here
West Bromwich Albion 1 – 1 Arsenal, (3 – 4 on penalties) player ratings by KJ
The Arsenal team in comparison to West Brom’s was a lot more inexperienced and I did fear the worst when I saw both line ups. However, the first half proved that neither team was at it, as it was a rarity to see a team keep the ball for more than a minute.
The second half is where it livened up a little bit. We managed to score thanks to some good work by Bendtner and Eisfeld (both of whom were arguably our worst players in the first half). Bendtner played a well weighted through ball and Eisfeld coolly finessed it past the keeper. 0 – 1. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal travelled to West Bromwich to face the Baggies in what was expected to be a highly contested League Cup tie. The game certainly did disappoint however as it was overall quite a flat game, however in the end thankfully the Gunners managed to come away with a win after both extra time and penalties.
It wasn’t a good game, nor was it easy to watch, however the final result is all the matters and after having to go through both 90 minutes and the extra 30 minutes of football, it all came down to a classic, nerve biting penalty shootout. .......Read the full article here
This week Arsenal’s champions league situation transfers to the group stage after beating Fenerbache 5-0 over the course of the two legs. We start our journey to the top with an away game to Marseille in France and it should certainly be an interesting game! Some say that Marseille is the easiest opponent in our group. Bearing in mind we also have Napoli and Borussia Dortmund, I wouldn’t disagree with that, however the French team still won’t be pushovers. .......Read the full article here