Tag Archives: Alexis

The GOOD, the BAD and the STRANGE case of Arsenal and Ozil

The stats involved in this article about the Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil were made before the Gunners´trip to Loftus Road to face QPR in the Premier League, so may have changed a little but not much.

The German playmaker has been the subject of so many articles in the football media since he made the transfer from La Liga giants to Arsenal in the last days of last season´s summer transfer window. Most of them have not been too favourable and that is an understatement.

QPR v Arsenal review – Gunners get battling win!

That was just the sort of physically tough and energy sapping game that Arsenal could have done without less than a week before going to Old Trafford to take on Man United in the FA cup. But it was also the sort of game that the Gunners could have crumbled in, as we did away to Stoke this season. But we held firm, took our chances and then held on under late pressure, so fair play.

Official team news and preview of QPR V Arsenal

Once again I am really surprised at the Arsenal team sheet handed in by Arsene Wenger for this Premier League away game against QPR. THeo Walcott once again is left twiddling his thumbs on the Arsenal bench, with Danny Welbeck alongside him.

Perhaps just as big a surprise is the fact that Per Mertesacker comes staright back into the team. It is Laurent Koscielny who the under fire German replaces, with Gibbs and Bellerin keeping their place in the full back positions.

Stats prove Arsenal ALREADY have enough to win EPL title!!

I know that Arsenal fans and critics alike will probably be wondering what I have been smoking over here, but hear me out. We are so often told by the TV pundits and the football media why Arsenal have absolutely no chance of getting anywhere near the Premier League title so why can I not put the other point across?

Last season I got sick of people explaining why we were rubbish, despite the fact we kept winning and remained at the top of the table. When it all went a bit pear-shaped after christmas these experts could not wait to tell us they had predicted it. But they all failed to take any account whatsoever of the crippling injury list.

These Arsenal stars MUST be rested for QPR

There is always a danger at this stage of the season, especially if like Arsenal a club is under pressure and still fighting on three major fronts. It would be great if Arsene Wenger could happily play his best starting line up week in and week out, but I don´t think he has even been able to do that once this season with all the injury problems.

So it is about squad management for the Frenchman and after playing most of the same players for three games in a week, and with Man United away in the cup next Monday, the trip to QPR is a great chance for Wenger to rest some tired legs and ensure that we will be fresh and ready to go in the big FA cup clash.

Arsenal v Everton game a masterstroke by Wenger!!

Arsenal fans owe Wenger a round of applause by Sam P

I saw the article on JUst Arsenal about Arsene Wenger and his decision to mkae only two changes to the Arsenal XI for the home game against Everton today and I must say that I agree in general with the point that it was a really risky move from the Prof.

THREE keys to Arsenal beating Monaco

When I say Arsenal beating Monaco, I mean over two legs because the important thing, absolutely vital in fact, for Arsene Wenger and the team is to be in the draw for the quarter-finals. Not only would it be disappointing and a massive chance missed if are not, but it could have a knock-on effect and see us falter in the Premier League and FA cup as well.

I have this strange feeling that if we beat Monaco we have a real chance of going all the way this year. Sky currently price us at 18/1 for winning the competition outright, so I have taken the 25 quid free bet using this Skybet promo code and put the lot on!

Arsenal form and Monaco injuries suggest GUNNERS GOALS!!

I am sure that all the Arsenal fans have all been made well aware of the excellent record, especially in defence, that our Champions League opponents Monaco will be bringing to north London on Wednesday. Just once conceded from their six group games and just one from their last 11 games in all competitions is worrying for us.

Is Wenger right to pick Welbeck over Walcott for Arsenal?

I have been scratching my head recently about the decision by Arsene Wenger not to start with Theo Walcott in his Arsenal starting line-ups. After all, the England international forward has the speed of an exocet missile and has already showed his improved finishing since his return from injury.

But after Danny Welbeck had another good game today, winning the penalty for Santi Cazorla to give us an early lead away to Crystal Palace and then bursting into the box and forcing Speroni to parry into Giroud’s path for the crucial second, I am starting to understand.

Should Arsenal `Break the Bank´to sign Lewandowski?

I think that almost every Arsenal fan was hoping that Arsene Wenger could somehow pull off a massive transfer coup and beat the German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to the signature of the Poland international star Robert Lewandowski when his contract with Borussia Dortmund ran out last summer.

It did not happen, but after the striker has appeared to be falling out of favour with the Bayern coach Pep Guardiola in recent weeks, Dietmaar Hamann has suggested in a Sky Sports report that the striker could be moving on at the end of this season and suggested that he would be the perfect transfer for three Premier League clubs; Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United.

Arsenal star BUZZING and ready to fire Gunners to GLORY

With his two well taken goals at the weekend, the Arsenal and France international forward Olivier Giroud fired the Gunners into the quarter-finals of the FA cup, a competition he seems to like having scored three goals in five games in our road to Wembley last season.

Arsene Wenger was full of praise for the big striker after his latest brace and strongly hinted that Giroud was definitely the main man for us in the centre forward role. That will certainly have helped the 28-year old, as he thrives on confidence, but his performances and stats will already have given Giroud plenty of the self-belief that he told Arsenal Player is coursing through him right now.

Arsenal v Middlesborough review – Classy Giroud!

Arsene Wenger made a surprising amount of changes to his Arsenal team for the visit of Middlesborough in the FA cup today. We are used to the manager making changes for the cup competitions but seven still seemed a lot, especially with the Championship side being in great form and having knocked Man City out in the previous round.

But Wenger also knew that Boro’s success was based on a strong defence and so he went for a very creative and attacking line-up, with Alexis Sanchez included despite the fitness concern and with both Ozil and Cazorla in midfield. We started well and hardly gave the away team a kick in the first 25 minutes as we zipped the ball around and created some good openings.