This coming season will be a very exciting one in English football, and should be a good one for Arsenal. Manchester United have a new manager for the first time in nearly three decades, Manchester City have a new manager and are expected to spend big to retake the crown from their rivals and Chelsea have seen the return of “The Special One” with money and ambition to match his name. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal haven’t had an easy time during the last few seasons, big players have left, captains have left two seasons in a row and every time a new season starts we find ourselves scratching our heads at why we have made another profit during the transfer window – and how we can possibly move forward like this?
I may not usually be an optimist when it comes to Arsenal but in time I think the British players we have in our team will learn to gel properly and create a core to the team that will become unrivalled in world football. .......Read the full article here
Well what a crazy week for English football! It seems that all THREE of Arsenal’s top rivals for the League are changing their managers this summer. We all know about Ferguson, and today it is on Sky Sports that Man City are in talks with Manuel Pelligrini to take over at the Etihad next season.
Then of course we all know that Jose Mourinho is going to Chelsea – and so all three of them are going to be going through a period of upheaval as the new managers settle in. .......Read the full article here
Sunderland and Stoke draw is good news for Arsenal by FD
This is a particularly unpredictable end of season at the bottom of the Premiership. Recent results have dragged teams who probably considered themselves out of danger only a few weeks ago back into relegation contention, and tonight’s share of the points between Sunderland and Stoke City didn’t help to make the situation any clearer.
But at least this result is in Arsenal’s favour, and is some consolation for the couple of results that didn’t go our way at the weekend. .......Read the full article here
What are Arsenal’s chances of making the top four?
It’s a record that any club would be proud of: For over 15 years Arsenal has qualified for the Champions League without fail. This season however the Gunners are cutting it mighty close. With today’s 2-2 draw between Wigan and Tottenham, Arsenal is once again in the driver’s seat- if they win their remaining 4 matches, they will get the coveted Champion’s League spot. .......Read the full article here
How the table could look at the end of the season: 3rd, 4th and 5th – by DS
After a nail-biting last 20 minutes during the Arsenal game and an enjoyable 35 minutes when Spurs were trailing against Everton, it turned out to be a good weekend! We didn’t play as well as we did last week but we showed our toughness and ground out the 3 points. Spurs were not the same team without Bale and were fortunate to get a point against Everton.
The title of the article says it all, the fact we are having to fight for 4th place like it’s a trophy is ridiculous. It’s not an achievement no matter what you say and it’s simply not good enough. You could say that’s a negative view to things and I suppose it is, but the fact is it’s the truth and we all know it. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has this week firmed up his interest in Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic, requesting weekly reports from his scouts in Italy.
Wenger has been keeping taps on the 23 year-old for nearly two seasons now, and is expected to lodge an official bid when the next transfer window opens.
The last few players to receive similar scouting by Steve Rowley and his team include Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
Reports suggest Arsenal will have to smash their transfer record with a £20Million+ bid to sign the striker, and will be looked at as an important signing for the club. The highest transfer fee paid by the Gunners currently stands at around £18Million, which was paid to Malaga to buy Spanish star Santi Cazorla. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has spoken out ahead of tonight’s crunch Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, knowing the team need to score at least 3 goals to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round.
Bayern defender Daniel van Buyten claimed his side were extremely confident of eliminating Arsenal this week, leading the Arsenal manager to respond by saying: “If I was in your position, I would doubt we can do it as well.
“Bayern has made a big impression in the first game – an impression of authority and security. We have to create the doubt in their mind and that will only come if we believe. .......Read the full article here
It feels like an age since Arsenal last played, even though it was only a week ago. I’m pretty sure that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players would have liked to play at the weekend to put the North London derby behind them, but the Everton game was postponed due to the FA cup. In the end, it turned out to be quite a successful weekend for Arsenal without them having to do anything, and might have just have given a little boost to team spirit ahead of the difficult second leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. .......Read the full article here