Borehamwood 0 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
First half team
Szczesny – N/A
I don’t remember him even making a save in the first half.
Jenkinson – 6
He was decent on the right hand side but did really threaten offensively. Didn’t have to do anything defensively.
Hayden – 6
Defensively there wasn’t much to do. His distribution was good.
Ajayi – 6
Haven’t seen much of him at all but he looked solid on the ball.
Coquelin – 3
He looked really poor on the ball, his reactions and awareness was shocking. Seemed like he wasn’t bothered at all. .......Read the full article here
Well, Arsenal fans, we have not had too long to wait for our next fix of football after the World Cup came to close last weekend. Arsenal are back in action tomorrow, with the first of just four pre-season games, unless you count the Community Shield clash with Man City at Wembley a week before the Premier League kicks off. .......Read the full article here
It is not too often in recent years that we have seen the Arsenal manager grinning like the Chesire cat from Alice in Wonderland, but that is how the Frenchman looks in some of the photos from today’s training session at London Colney.
I don’t blame him either, because this time of year is usually fraught with stress and pressure from the fans, as Arsene Wenger would normally be struggling to keep hold of his best players while also scratching his head about how to get his annual trophy on the budget of a struggling mid-table team. .......Read the full article here
I am sure that a fair few Arsenal fans have been thinking that the name of Abou Diaby will always be linked with other players who have failed to live up to their potential, whether through injury problems like the Frenchman or because of things that they did or failed to do themselves.
But even the most pessimistic of us about the Arsenal future of the tall and talented midfielder must enjoy seeing the pictures on Arsenal.com of Diaby back in training with his Arsenal team mates. The French Gunner is 28-years old now and made exactly one appearance for us last season, as a sub in the final and unimportant Premier League game of the season at Norwich. .......Read the full article here
Matthieu Flamini is in a confident mood ahead of the new Arsenal season, and reckons that if the Gunners can get over our injury problems there is no reason why we cannot win more trophies in the coming season. In the transfer window all Arsenal fans are hoping for new arrivals, but surely if we had a fully fit squad all through last season we would have been much closer to the top of the table in the end.
It is very interesting that Flamini chose Abou Diaby for a special first mention. “It’s very positive for the club and the team to have Abou back [in training], because he’s a very talented player,” he told Goal.com. .......Read the full article here
The tale of two positions by Blaz
I will start this piece about recent Arsenal transfer rumours with our captain Thomas Vermaelen. I strongly believe he will be with us for at least one more season. Regardless of his lack of play, he still has a place in the first XI of the Belgium national team.
A few weeks ago Wenger said that if a player has a contract with a club, he will stay. After losing Sagna and Fabianski, Wenger will do all he can to prevent another one leaving. Also, nobody is keen on losing another team captain. We finally managed to drop the aura of a losing team that can’t win a trophy, so lets not give the press chances to put us down again with their second favourite Arsenal topic. .......Read the full article here
I am sure there are plenty of TV pundits and people in the media who will be keen to point out the negatives for Arsenal at the end of another season, especially if we fluff our lines again and fail to win the FA cup. But Arsene Wenger is understandably keen to dwell on the positive aspects of the season for the Gunners.
Wenger told Arsenal Player his thoughts on the season, as well as his regrets, and he is definitely looking on the bright side. Despite admitting that his team came up a bit short at times, he feels that injuries really cost us and that he has a quality core of players that is getting close to the title. .......Read the full article here
With all of the problems that Arsenal have had with injuries this season, it was easy to forget that one player had been on the sidelines since before the end of the previous season. And, if Abou Diaby does not make it onto the pitch for the final Premier League game away to Norwich, or feature in the Wembley cup final, the Frenchman will have gone a whole season without appearing. .......Read the full article here
It could be a strange feeling for the Arsenal team today, knowing that they have already secured fourth place due to Everton’s loss at home to Man City yesterday. But it is the final game of the season at the Emirates stadium, and the fans will be happy that there is no pressure on and Champions League football has been secured again.
Arsene Wenger has vowed to keep the momentum up for the FA cup final, but he has made a change in midfield, bringing in Mathieu Flamini in for Aaron Ramsey alongside Mikel Arteta. The Welshman is not even on the bench, but our long term injusry absentee Abou Diaby is and it would be great to see the lanky Frenchman on the pitch again. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal may need to hand out photos to all the stewards and some of the players ahead of training on Tuesday, other wise Abou Diaby could be thrown off the site. The tall Frenchman has been away from a football pitch for so long that people could be forgiven for forgetting what he looks like. But the player who even Arsene Wenger thought might never play again is set to start training again On April 1st. .......Read the full article here
With all the problems that Arsenal have had to cope with this season, with lengthy spells on the sidelines for Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, the Ox and more, it is easy to forget that the Gunners also have the French international midfielder on the treatment table, but maybe not for much longer.
A Sky Sports report reveals that Diaby has been in France undergoing a steady but strenuous regime to get him back to fitness and the 27-year old has told the French media that he is hoping to be back in training with his Arsenal teammates soon. And that could mean that Diaby would be able to play for Arsenal for the first time since March of last year against Swansea. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are back on top of the league. Not the Premier League, at least not yet, but the league of injuries updated regularly on physioroom.com. We have been there for most of the season as well, just like the Premier League but have been off the top for the last few weeks. Hopefully the trend will continue and Arsenal will finish the weekend on top of both. .......Read the full article here