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Arsenal may have the best philosophy, but Chelsea get RESULTS

The Question of Monsieur Wenger By D.E. Nwatarali

They win because the players know what their manager wants them to do on the field. Our manager just tells our players, go out and enjoy your game, that’s the difference.

This quote sums up the difference between many modern managers and Wenger’s approach to important games. Today I watched a Chelsea side, whom were focused, motivated and intent on proving a point against their title rivals, not play to their best and still win a high-tension game comfortably. Although I have my reservations about Chelsea’s football style, and I believe Mourinho will never have the class, the patience and the mental fortitude to build a club from the stadium, to the training facilities to the philosophy of the club, his managerial tactical nous was the foundation for that victory.

The tables are turned and Arsenal MUST make United suffer!!

One thing is for sure, Arsenal fans, and it is that Danny Welbeck would not have become a Gunner in the early hours of this morning if Alex Ferguson had still been in charge. To be honest, I was half expecting Man United to do what Mourinho and Chelsea did with Demba Ba last summer.

If they had pulled the plug on the Welbeck transfer at the last minute, not only would they have left us without a decent centre forward until Olivier Giroud was back from his long injury lay-off, there would have been no time for us to look elsewhere. And with the money they have been throwing around all summer, the £16 million or so they got from Arsenal was hardly important.

DONE DEAL as Arsenal boss commits to next 3 years! What now Wenger?

It is not exactly a surprise to Arsenal fans, or anyone else in the football world for that matter, but the documents have now been signed to say that Arsene Wenger will stay in charge of the Gunners for the next three years. It is being reported by various news websites including The Mirror and will soon be announced by the club.

THat will take the fastidious Frenchman past his 20 year anniversary with the club and up to the age of 67. As Wenger seems to keep himself in good physical condition and is showing no signs of losing his enthusiasm for the game of football, this might not even be his final deal with Arsenal, especially when you consider that Alex Ferguson and Bobby Robson continued into their seventies.

How replacing Wenger could make or break Arsenal

Arsenal must learn from United or else.

As talk of a new Arsenal contract for Arsene Wenger has begun to emerge, there is a sense of inevitability in Wenger continuing his long stay at the club. Good news. However, if reports are to be believed, this time Wenger won’t be signing a 5 year deal. Bad news. Instead, it will be a 2 and a half year contract, with the Frenchman no doubt determined to end Arsenal’s 9-year run without a trophy before his time is up.

Do Arsenal have to beat Man City AND officials to win title?

Sin City by Big Gun

Dear Arsenal fans, I was reading an interesting article earlier about how Man City are turning into the new Man United. Ever since the departure of Alex Ferguson, United seemed to have the odds stacked against them. Many are saying they have lost the fear factor they used to beat their opponents with, even before setting a foot on the pitch. Earlier in the season I always thought, being typical United, they would come back strong towards the end of the season, so I reserved judgement. But as we enter into the season’s second half, they look just as weak.

The 5 reasons why Arsenal do NOT want RvP back

RVP’s five cardinal sins By AondoaverK

Arsenal fans now have more than one reason to be happy. Our boys are producing exquisite football on the pitch. We go into tough matches wanting very much to win but also knowing that even a loss will still keep us at the top. But the fact that our former captain Robin Van Persie is unhappy at Manchester United is another reason to be happy.

No one wants to remember those nervous days when his future at the Emirates was so uncertain. Will he go…… will he stay…… Finally he left but it was pretty clear to many that he had made up his mind long before.

The reasons why Wenger at Arsenal is better than Fergie

Wenger is better than Fergie By skywalker

Many people will not agree with this title because of the trophies that Alex Ferguson has won compared to Arsene Wenger. But is it just the trophies won that matter? Fergie is definitely an amazing manager, but after he retired, we find something that Fergie couldn’t achieve during his 26 years in charge of Manchester United.

First, when we think about the Holland national team, what comes to our mind? Yes total football. It was invented by Rinus Michels, a famous Dutch football trainer/coach (who was the coach of both Ajax and the Netherlands national team at the time). Until today, the Dutch still play under his tactical approach but so do many other teams including Man United.

Wenger vows never to swap Arsenal for PSG

Money isn’t everything it seems. Even though Arsenal Football Club has started to flex it’s financial muscles a bit more, as shown by the record signing of Mesut Ozil, it is still a drop in the ocean compared to the big spending of the champions of France, Paris Saint-Germain. So if Arsene Wenger was at all tempted by having a big budget to play with, and a war chest to match anyone’s in every single transfer window, he may well have accepted a move to PSG when they tried again to sign him this summer.

United backdown will dash Arsenal hopes of Rooney transfer

The fact that Arsenal were serious contenders for the signature of the England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is a good sign that the club has turned a corner and will no longer rely on finding 17-year old gems from darkest Peru. The actual transfer of Rooney, however, looks to be a dead duck, because Rooney is staying at United it seems.

Arsenal face Real battle as Madrid join Rooney race

The reported Arsenal target Wayne Rooney is apparently due for showdown talks with his former mentor and new manager at Manchester United David Moyes. This means that the Gunners will soon know whether or not the England international is even available this summer. If he is for sale, however, then the job of signing him has just got a little bit harder, after Real Madrid have decided to join the list of suitors.

The new Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was keen to take Rooney to PSG and he will have a much better chance of getting his target with Madrid’s money and pulling power. The temptation to link up again with his former strike partner Cristiano Ronaldo could be the deciding factor.

The reasons Arsenal might make Rooney the record signing

There seems to be a fairly even split between the Arsenal fans about which of the two main transfer targets should be signed by Arsene Wenger this summer. Assuming that Arsene Wenger has not undergone a complete personality change, the Gunners will not be buying both Wayne Rooney and Gonzalo Higuain in this transfer window, but it is looking more likely that one of them will soon be a Gunner.

Ljungberg – Arsenal are going to win the League!

It was not long ago that Freddie Ljungberg was suggesting that Arsenal should not really have been celebrating so hard after beating Newcastle United on the final day of the season. He was not the only person to suggest that fourth place is no reason to celebrate, for a team with the history of Arsenal at least.

He is right, of course, but he also seems to have realised that in the context of the last eight years and the way the season had gone until the last 10 games, it was understandable. The Swede also feels that Arsenal are over the hard times and have a great platform on which to mount a serious title challenge next season.