Although Thomas Vermaelen has declared that he is fully focused on getting Arsenal their first trophy in nearly a decade, the subject of his future will not go away. With a year left on his contract, it does seem that the Arsenal captain will either be persuaded to sign a new contract or sold this summer.
Blame Wenger not Players by Ronny331
I think that Arsenal fans’ frustration must be shown towards Arsene Wenger and not the players. I’m getting tired of reading the criticism against our players. Every week it’s Giroud, now Wilshire and Arteta. I do admit during some games I get angry, upset, emotional and often vent at certain players. What we should do, however, is try and understand why they are playing poorly and what can be done to rectify it as a team/squad.
We all know that the priority for Arsenal in this January transfer window is a striker. Whether it be a player who can replace Theo Walcott while the England international recovers from his anterior cruciate ligament damage, or another player in the mould of Olivier Giroud.
Gervinho response for the Gunners! by Ash
Gervinho left the Gunners this summer just gone to look for a new start after what was a heavily disappointing two years in England. Arsene Wenger brought Gervinho in from French side Lille when he was in flying colours alongside current Chelsea player Eden Hazard.
Wenger had to sign a striker in summer by Dave N
I am absolutely furious. Watching Arsenal try to score against a strong and resolute Chelsea side with Nicklas Bendtner up front was like watching a bullfighter facing a boll with a feather duster rather than a sword, and the painful truth is that it should never have happened.
Why it’s Ok to change your opinions by KJ
Twitter today has been rife with criticisms of those who’ve changed their opinions on certain Arsenal players, as they’ve become better players. Is it right to have a go at those who change their opinions? Absolutely not! Football as a sport is built upon the rivalry amongst fans (whether they are from different clubs or from the same club). It’s what makes the sport so interesting and so popular. As a result, people will have different opinions to each other.
The Ivorian striker has broken any lingering ties he had with Arsenal Football Club, by stupidly stating that he wants Napoli to beat the Gunners in the Champions League this season. The striker is doing pretty well in Italy since his summer transfer to Roma, but there was absolutely no need for him to wish a defeat on his former club.
I was absolutely stunned today to read that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have come in for criticism from the departed Ivorian international striker Gervinho. The 26-year old was allowed to leave for Italy and the Serie A side Roma this summer, when Wenger admitted that his confidence was not likely to return at the Emirates.