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Champions League – Arsenal get good draw for a change!

It now seems very likely that Arsenal will progress to the Champions League Group stages for the 15th time in a row after we were paired with Besiktas from Turkey in the play-off round, although there were certainly easier teams in the draw!

Although quite a good side, Besiktas could only finish third in the Turkish SuperLiga last season, and even better the Gunners will play the second leg back at the Emirates. Besiktas are certainly not lasking in fitness though as they have beaten Feyenoord home and away in Qualifying Round so they should not be considered to be pushovers for Arsenal.

Sagna heading to Turkey as Arsenal boss admits defeat?

I am one of the many fans that have been calling for Arsenal to loosen up the purse strings in order to persuade Bacary Sagna to sign a new contract and stay at the Emirates stadium for a few more years. They have upped their offer, apparently, to around £75,000 a week and increased the length of the contract, but it seems like it is not enough.

Match report and Infographic for Arsenal’s Champions League game

Arsenal vs Fenerbahce match report and Infographic by Matt

Our friends over at AllArsenal.com have compiled another in depth match report on last night’s crucial win over the Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce at the Emirates, with statistics, quotes and all sorts of interesting little things for us Gooners to enjoy.

This was another solid performance from Arsenal and another consecutive year in the Champions League for the Gunners, now 17 in a row under Arsene Wenger. Our midfield dominated, putting pressure on the visitors all night and preventing them from getting any meaningful spells on the ball. Here is the match report infographic for the 2-0 win over Fenerbahce:

Arsenal player ratings and review by Kash

Arsenal 2 – 0 Fenerbahce, it’s time to break the bank! by KJ

Wenger started a very strong line-up against Fenerbahce and thanks to two Aaron Ramsey goals, Arsenal are in the Champions league group stage for the 16th consecutive season.

The game started off a bit nervously for us and Fenerbahce were giving it a real go at times. But we managed to hold and we scored pretty early on thanks to some really good work by Podolski with a run through the centre that ended with a good through ball to Theo which caused a scramble in the Fenerbahce box before the ball ended up to Ramsey with a virtually open goal for him to kick the ball into. 1 – 0.

Arsenal v Fenerbahce preview, line up and predicted score

Arsenal vs Fenerbahce preview, line up and score line by Kash

It’s surprising how calm I’m coming into this game (and I’m definitely not alone). We are 3-0 with the away goals in the bag and we pretty much have shown to Fenerbahce that there is a huge gulf between the two teams both technically and physically. However, I sure hope the players don’t have similar thoughts as complacency could destroy all that good work in the first leg.

Arsenal proved they and Wenger are far from finished – COYG

A positive attitude can take you a long way by NC

An Arsenal team tired from a very recent game, booed by their own fans and battered by the media won a difficult and very far away game. Please keep in mind Man United’s performances away from home at such places. However, United are boss at home, like every big club should be. If only Arsenal could boast of that…

Fenerbahce v Arsenal stats (good for a change!) and Infographic

Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and a well taken penalty from Olivier Giroud. It was the perfect response after the weekend’s embarrassing showing at the Emirates as the Gunners look to get back to winning ways in the domestic league.

Here is something new from our friends over at AllArsenal.com who have gone to the trouble of producing this match report infographic for the Champions League Qualification First Leg tie vs Fenerbahce.

Arsenal Infographic

Champions League game WILL make or break Arsenal’s transfer summer

How do you solve a problem like Arsenal? by Grimey

It seems each year between June and September that Arsenal as a club have more (perceived) problems with transfers than all the other premier league clubs combined. Over the last 3-4 years our major issue during the summer transfer window hasn’t been signing players, it has been keeping hold of our best ones. You all know who I’m talking about so I don’t need to go over old ground. This year however has been different. We have managed to keep hold of the best players whilst those released or sold have been considered ‘deadwood’ or youth. So there we have a positive side of this transfer window (and lord knows we need some positives). The negative, well there are many and some people on this site along with the British media seem to love talking about negatives associated with Arsenal Football Club.

An Arsenal fan’s plea for Revolution against Kroenke

Revolution under way at Arsenal, be a part of it. By Captain Jack

To all fellow GOONERS who have been taken for a ride for the past 8 years and looks like its going to happen for the 9th year running, unless we start doing something about it. Let me explain…

Injuries and lack of transfers leave Arsenal struggling to field a team

The players we have available at Arsenal by Ash

We all know the Arsenal squad is thin at the moment and not just thin but hanging on its bare last legs before an absolute meltdown happens. May I point out to you that at the end of last season we had one of the most in-depth squad’s. We had well over 40 professional footballers at the club, the problem was a lot of those players were either absolute rubbish or reserve players, so although the depth was there, it wasn’t highly effective.

Why Arsenal fans should not worry about UCL play-offs

Fenerbahce reaction by Stefan

I think that most Arsenal fans were really hoping to avoid the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and the Turkish club Fenerbahce in the draw for the Champions League play-offs today. I might even have jinxed us here by writing a post about why we didn’t want Fenerbahce, I’m afraid.

Bad news guys, we got Fenerbache. I was watching as each team was drawn. Many were drawn before us. I saw PSV, Celtic and Real Sociedad go which relieved me until at exactly 11:02 AM, I saw Arsenal and Fenerbache drawn together.

Arsenal handed worst possible Champions League draw

The fantastic and joyous summer for Arsenal fans continues, with the draw for the Champions League play-offs today(I am joking of course). There were two teams we particularly wanted to avoid, PSV Eindhoven and Fenerbahce, because they are the strongest of the unseeded teams. There is also the factor of travelling to Turkey for Fenerbahce, which is never a good place for football fans and players to visit.