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Is this really the BEST Arsenal attack ever?

The Arsenal and England international star Theo Walcott is finally back in the match day squads after a year on the sidelines with the anterior cruciate ligament injury he picked up in the FA cup win over the spuds last January. So he is understandably keen to get on to the pitch and start to score goals for the Gunners again.

And as he told Arsenal Player this week, Walcott is even more excited about rejoining the Arsenal attack because of the quality we have in that area now, with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck having joined Giroud, the Ox, Cazorla, Ozil and all. In fact, the pacy forward feels that this could well be the best attacking line-up that Arsenal have ever had.

Why Arsenal are unlikely to buy another top striker this summer…

Why Arsenal do need a striker, but why it is not as easy as it sounds. by RS

Since the departure of Robin Van Persie, Arsenal fans have been looking for his worthy successor.
That is because for the previous fifteen years, Arsenal were always in possession of world class strikers: Bergkamp, Henry, Anelka and Van Persie.

Both Henry and Bergkamp have achieved a legendary status at the club, just like the entire Invincibles team.

Another Arsenal legend says we need three TOP players

Arsene Wenger has built himself a reputation at Arsenal for finding players that nobody has heard of before, or really considered as the sort who can win you things. But in recent years, those players have not been winning things and Sol Campbell says it is time for a change.

The former central defender had a very successful five seasons with Arsenal, winning three FA cups and two Premier League titles, including the invincible season. Before that historic season, Wenger spent hardly any money, but did acquire some famous names in Cesc Fabregas, van Persie and Clichy.

Can Bergkamp statue inspire Ozil to become Arsenal legend?

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bergkamp statue pose
It was a great day for Dennis Bergkamp and Arsenal yesterday, as the Gunners legend was honoured with this statue which immortalises a moment when the Dutch master controlled a ball against Newcastle in 2003. It is easy to forget that, when Bergkamp arrived from Inter Milan in 1995, Arsenal were a fairly uninspiring team.

We had enjoyed a great period of success under George Graham, but it was based upon a solid defensive performance rather than the exciting and creative football we are used to now. Bergkamp was signed by Bruce Rioch, who only lasted a year before Wenger came in, and signing the Dutchman is by far the best thing he did. But Bergkamp will always be linked with Wenger’s revolution because his style epitomised the new approach.

Free flowing Arsenal delight Wenger and honour Bergkamp

There are still plenty of people who want to shoot Arsenal down, but Arsene Wenger and his players did not give them much ammunition yesterday. The best that the doubters could muster was that Sunderland were not very good. Maybe not, but we did not give them a chance to be.

Right from the start, Arsenal were crisp and creative in possession and cool, calm and collected in defence. The first three goals were top quality and so was a lot of our play. So it is no surprise to read, in a Sky Sports report, the manager waxing lyrical about his team.

Thoughts on Wenger, Ozil and how Arsenal have improved

On Arsenal season so far by Glenn

I have been one of the Arsenal manager’s biggest critics in recent years because i felt he was more concerned with the board room than the training ground. However I must say that there has been major improvement in the team and he must take credit for that.

When he is focused on football, Arsene Wenger is the best. Per Mertersacker and Mathieu Flamini chewing team mates out is something that we have been missing for years. Our players needed to be made accountable on the pitch and that is happening now.

Arsenal could soon have `next Dennis Bergkamp` at the club!!

The former Arsenal player Dennis Bergkamp would make the best Gunners XI of most fans. The Dutchman also scored arguably the best Arsenal and Premier league goal ever with an audacious piece of skill against Newcastle, so when you hear of a player being compared to Bergkamp it draws significant interest.

So it is no surprise to hear, in a report from the Independent, that Arsenal scouts have been to Holland to watch the 20-year old Ajax and Holland player Davy Klaassen who has been compared to the former Gunner. And the scouts will undoubtedly be coming back to north London with a glowing report, because young Klaassen, who plays in midfield, had a great game, scoring a hat-trick and helping Ajax to beat NAC Breda by 4-0. He was also given the Man of the Match award.

Arteta says this Arsenal are not like Invincibles – Yet

Mikel Arteta is a great Arsenal vice-captain. His cool head is a huge asset both on a and off the pitch. He is also a great role model for the other players in the squad, so they will listen to him when he says things, and amidst the growing excitement and confidence, his voice or reason could be useful in keeping everybody’s feet on the ground.

Arsenal Debate – Pick your favourite Gunner ever?

Your favourite player and why by Big Gun

Dear Gooners, It is really good to see a more unified Arsenal fan base these days. It was getting to a point where either Arsene would have to spend, or the fans were eventually going to take matters into their own hands. I am relieved it was not the latter. Let us just hope that Arsene continues in this vein in the years to come – keeping our best players whilst buying top quality where necessary.

Just what makes Arsenal so special? Class in the DNA

Dear Gooners, yesterday Michael wrote an excellent article about how he came about to love the Arsenal. It is great to see that it is not just the club’s successful history and prestige still attracting fans during these trophyless years, but more so the impeccable and timeless ethic our club has displayed on and off the pitch since its establishment. Arsenal just have that something that other clubs do not have. Call it swagger if you will, the way which Arsenal have conducted itself on many different fronts is something we can all be proud of.

Will Arsenal ever regain the glory days of Henry?

How so much has changed in 14 years! by Ash

The title may seem a bit random to many, and I’m sure a lot of people will be rummaging through their minds and history books to think about what happened on this day, 14 years ago. Well on the 3rd of August 1999, Arsenal officially signed arguably the greatest player to ever play for the club – Thierry Henry.

Wenger needs to bring in more Arsenal Old Boys!

Arsenal need to add to the management team! by Ash

You may or may not be aware of the news that Manchester United will have the former Red Devil’s player Phil Neville on their coaching staff for next season and it made an idea that I firmly believe in spring to mind once again.