Tag Archives: Arsenal

MY Arsenal team to beat Boro… What’s yours?

Arsenal bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to a team not to be mentioned in midweek, by beating Leicester City 2-1, to keep us within a point of the Champions League places.

We now have the luxury of an FA Cup fixture against lower-league opposition, but given their emphatic win over Manchester City at the Etihad in the last round, MIddlesborough should not be taken lightly.

Arsene Wenger has lifted the trophy five times in his Arsenal managing career, and with all three of the top four having been eliminated already, we are among the favourites to become 2015 FA cup champions.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Destro, Perin, Gomis, Bielik and Carvalho

We are nearly two weeks into the winter transfer window, and we are appear to be close to the signatures of two stars.

We have widely acknowledged the fact that we are attempting to sign Legia Warsaw youngster Krystian Bielik. The recently turned 17 year-old has admitted he made the decision to join us this month, but Arsene Wenger has been trying to play hard-ball in the market previously, but with the emergence of Hamburg as rivals, we now appear to be taking the Polish club seriously. The Times are claiming we have sent a key member of our back-room staff over to Poland to shore up the deal.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Bielik, Gundogan, Carvalho, Sissoko

The transfer window is yet to show up many surprises, but with Arsene Wenger admitting we need reinforcements, it should soon hot up with an addition or four!

Today has not been as rife for Arsenal transfer stories as you would have expected, especially considering the latest injury to one of our first-choice back-four, but the main rumours are all focussed on holding midfielders.

The DailyMail claim that Arsenal are keen to tie up a £3.5 Million deal to bring 17 year-old Krystian Bielik to the club, although the Guardian are reporting that Hamburg’s boss Josef Zinnbauer is keen to secure his signature, and is optimistic of a deal after talks with the player over the weekend.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Varane, Martinez, Cabaye and Isco

The transfer window opens in just over a month now, so we are having a look at the latest rumours doing the rounds.

The DailyStar is claiming that we have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the chase for Raphael Varane, with the young Frenchman admitting he is keen for more first-team action. Unfortunately, what he actually says is that he wants further action for his current club, but the rumour mill doesn’t wish to admit that… Varane would be a great addition in my eyes, but I don’t think he is for sale, and I don’t believe we are interested in temporary solutions.

Arsenal offered experienced goal-scorer until January?

Arsenal are said to have been offered MLS striker Jermain Defoe on a temporary deal until January, as the former Spurs striker seeks a return to the Premier League, according to The Telegraph.

Defoe is said to be in advanced talks with previous boss Harry Redknapp´s QPR, but the player has asked his agent to sound out a move to Arsenal as his preferred destination.

JD moved to Toronto FC in January of this year, and scored 11 goals in his 16 appearances for the club. It is thought that he has not settled into the Canadian lifestyle as well as he had hoped, and is keen on a return to England.

Arsenal pull-the-plug on Remy battle – Wenger’s ignorance prevails

Arsenal have reportedly pulled out of talks with Loic Remy over a possible move to The Emirates, leaving Chelsea FC in pole position to sign the highly rated frenchman, according the Sky Sports sources.

Arsenal had been linked with the signature of the QPR hitman all summer, but Arsene Wenger declared earlier this month that he did believe they needed another striker. Although since that day he has lost first-choice striker Olivier Giroud to injury, suddenly striking alarm-bells.

Can Arsenal overcome tough fixture schedule against big six?

Arsenal fixtures against the big six by KJ

In my previous article, I looked into the run in for both Man City and Chelsea against the big clubs and now I’ll look at Arsenal’s with more in-depth scrutiny.

Finally it’s us and we’ve only got Chelsea at home before our second run of big fixtures during the business end of the season.

Sat 8th Feb Liverpool (A)
Wed 12th Feb Manchester Utd (H)
Sat 15th Mar Tottenham (A)
Sat 22nd Mar Chelsea (A)
Sat 29th Mar Manchester City (H)
Sat 5th Apr Everton (A)

A great season approaches for Arsenal and Wilshere

Wilshere and Arsenal on the up by Stefan

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.

Arsenal’s British core will guarantee future success

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.

Now is the time to back Arsenal to win the League next season!

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.

At last a good result for Arsenal!

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.

Arsenal v Tottenham Analysis – The race for the Top Four hots up!

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.