Speed Vs Intelligence – the curious case of Mertesacker? by ED
I know that stats do not tell the whole story by any means, but after the news that Arsenal were set to reward our Spanish left back with a pay rise and a new four year contract, I thought I would have a little look at how Nacho Monreal compared to some of the Premier League’s top performers.
The current Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs has a long way to go to achieve the same level of success as the former Gunner Ashley Cole and hopefully he will not decide to abandon the club that made him. From what Gibbs said this week about the debt he owes to Arsene Wenger suggests that is unlikely, at least.
Bacary Sagna has been talking about his decision to run down his contract with Arsenal so he could join our Premiership rivals Manchester City, and he freely admits that the Arsenal traitors Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy convinced him to move to the Etihaad Stadium.
Come on Arsenal, sharpen your pencils, get your act together and this time make it count. One of the longest running contract sagas, complete with `will-he-stay-or-will-he-go` stories and clubs all over Europe being linked, could be finally coming to an end and so we should soon know whether Bacary Sagna will still be a Gunner next year or not.
Does Gibbs get the recognition he deserves? by Ash
When Arsene Wenger praised the current Arsenal squad recently, lots of Arsenal fans were furious because they took it to mean that he would not be signing any big name players again.If that really is the case, I will be as furious as anyone, but I an still fairly hopeful that Wenger is just as aware as us that the Gunners needs to add some quality in order to compete with the best clubs again.
Gibbs’ Arsenal progress could be under threat by Stefan
Ignacio Monreal was Arsenal’s only signing in January 2013 and he went on to play for the rest of the season. He was credited with good performances and hailed as a good buy by everybody in the footballing world. He is a good player for Arsenal but the only concern about him I have is, will he stop the growth of Kieran Gibbs as a player?