I can’t say I blame him for deciding to leave Arsenal to further his career in professional football, but at the same time I was sad to see the news on Arsenal.com that the young German Gunner Thomas Eisfeld has called time on his dream of becoming a first team player with Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has been very clear that he wants his Arsenal side to be filled with the best young British talents at the core, and his development of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs, amongst others, has shown he means business.
After Arsenal put in their worst performance for a long, long time, the last game you would normally want next is against Manchester United. But this season has seen a different Arsenal as well as a different United. So actually, it could be the perfect game, as long as the Gunners up their game, of course.
As Arsenal were having a bit of a nightmare about a year ago, crashing out of the Capital One cup at Bradford, struggling in the Premier League, Champions League and being eliminated from the FA cup to lower league opposition as well, Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny looked like he would never achieve his early potential.
I am not one of those people who think that Arsenal cannot win the Premier league unless we start to win games against our big rivals and I don’t think Arsene Wenger is either. Of course he wants to beat Chelsea, Man City just as he wants to beat every team he plays, but it is not the be-all-and-end-all for the Gunners. That is winning the title.
Will Saturday be point of No Return for Podolski? By Twig
Today marks a great opportunity for Arsenal to widen the gap on some of its rivals, especially with Chelsea having to visit United in a slippery tie. For Gunners, one of the things we’re sure looking forward to is if Podolski will start or come on as a sub in the least.
It is competition time again Arsenal fans. As the Gunners prepare to host Fulham in the Premier League, Gooners everywhere are expecting all three points, even though Arsene Wenger and Arsenal’s injury problems continue. So why not make it a double celebration tomorrow by winning yourself a dangerously trendy and exclusive Just Arsenal T-shirt.
It was great for Arsenal fans to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain return to first team action at the end of the win at Aston Villa last night. And there was an element of synchronicity to it as well, because it was against Villa on the opening day when the young England international picked up his injury.