This season was an eye opener to anyone connected to Arsenal FC. When a player like Robin van Persie makes a public statement that the club lacks ambition before eventually leaving the club at the peak of his career to join our rival Red Devils, it does raise many eyebrows. What really must have happened behind closed doors of the mighty Emirates? Why would a player, whose career was moulded by the father figure manager who backed him through his hard times, would leave by making noises? .......Read the full article here
Are Some Things Fixable- Would you Have Nasri Back? By DS
Manchester City’s surrender of their championship has been with so much of a whimper that there are rumours of a massive squad overall in the summer. With Roberto Mancini admitting he could ‘punch’ Samir Nasri at times this season it is safe to say the Frenchman could be one of those unsure about his long-term future. .......Read the full article here
The big Arsenal news story this week was that Wenger had persuaded FIVE british youngsters to commit their long term futures to Arsenal (Goodbye Theo), and the well known Gooner Carl Jenkinson is especially pleased that he is part of Wenger’s long term future plans.
He said: “Obviously I’m over the moon – really happy,”
“I see my future at this football club and I’m delighted they see things the same way.
“Signing the contract shows commitment from me, which Arsenal can always count on, but it’s a big commitment from them as well. People here clearly have belief in me, and now I have to make sure I prove them right.” .......Read the full article here
Today it was announced that Emmanuel Frimpong will be joining the Championship side Charlton Athletic. Frimpong has been in and around the Arsenal first team squad for a few years now, with injures hampering his progress at the club.
Last season, the defensive midfielder went on loan to join then Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season. However he became injured after only 5 games at Wolves and he returned to Arsenal with a ruptured cruciate ligament, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season. .......Read the full article here
The right-back Carl Jenkinson would probably win the award right now for Arsenal’s most improved player this season (if there was one!) but he would definitely win the award for being the biggest Arsenal fan in the dressing room.
He has always been an Arsenal fan as was his father and grandfather before him, and the youngster put his thoughts into words: “I am a fan of this Club and that will never change,” he said. “I am just lucky enough to have been given the ability and the chance to play for my club. .......Read the full article here
Mo Farah, Great British Olympian, double winning gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics and lifelong Arsenal fan has told reporters that the club should sign him up, as a fitness coach for Arsenal, once he retires from his very successful Olympic career.
The 29-year-old, made the nation proud by claiming gold in the 5000m and 10000m races at the London 2012 Olympics, Farah is a well-known Gunners fan and has also trained with the first team squad. Farah believes he would never be good enough to be in Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal squad, but he does dream of the opportunity to work with Arsenal one day on improving the club’s dodgy fitness record. .......Read the full article here
Is Selling To Barcelona and Manchester City good? By AH
Today I saw an interesting point raised on Social Networking site Twitter and I wondered what the readers of JustArsenal.com thought?
Now, don’t take the title to literally, as it’s a topic that’s up for debate
I think we can all agree that no Gooner likes either of these teams, they take a lot of our players, tap our team up, slate us off and just generally tend to annoy us. But we do seem to get some positives from it. .......Read the full article here
Oooft… What. A. Performance. Yesterday’s was a game which, in my honest opinion, oozed all of the attributes which football requires; skill, desire and passion were all on display in abundance. And let’s make one thing clear, it was not AC Milan, the Serie A leaders and supposed Champions League contenders, who were doing the displaying; but rather Arsenal, supposed strugglers, who lit up the pitch. .......Read the full article here
First of all I would like to say thank you to my readers for making JustArsenal into one of the most popular Arsenal Blogs on the World Wide Web, with an average of ONE MILLION visitors a month. I hope I can carry on giving you all the up-to-date Arsenal news, rumours and opinion pieces for many years to come. Thank you all very very much……
What it means to be a Gooner in the lands of the cricket… by Nitesh Padhi
Football is a universal sport. It binds together many regions, many countries, many religions. North and South Koreans come together to support a club, Indians and Pakistanis come together to show their love for their country. It is an institution, a medium where people flock to, because they connect with it.
Here, in India with a population of more than a billion people, cricket is the main religion. People forget everything when there’s a cricket match on. And now with the world cup win, passion is running high. Cricket, they say is a game, the game of the common masses. But can football really be dismissed because of that? .......Read the full article here
We have a new writer on board at Just Arsenal News and you may have seen Neill’s name in the byline of a few previous stories. He is a lifelong Gooner and would like to start off by saying that Wenger may be doing the right thing by not spending this January. I’m already looking forward to your responses….
Wenger Was Right Not To Spend If Arsenal Can Avoid Injuries
After the financial crisis of the past few years, and the looming reality that clubs will either regulate themselves or be forced to curb their spending by UEFA, it seemed that the big spending days of the Premier League were behind us. .......Read the full article here
Here is another guest post from Scott Craig-Mackie, who has written a couple of previous posts for JustArsenal. He has composed a summary of the transfer window so far, and the nett result is – MINUS two players! But Scott is still hopeful for the new season with the youngsters like Wilshere and Frimpong moving up to the plate. Over to you Scott!