Tag Archives: Greece

Will Sokratis suit the Arsenal transfer philosophy?

I have been trying to think of a Plato pun but will have to settle for the one in the title. Anyway, Gooners, the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with the Greece international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos could soon turn out to hit a snag, after the Gunners were drawn against his current club in the Champions League.

Before the draw, according to The Mirror, Borussia Dortmund had offered the 26-year old central defender to us as we looked to strengthen at the back. And apparently Arsene Wenger was fairly keen on Sokratis, although the Frenchman was trying to get him for around £12 million rather than the £20 million that Dortmund were asking for.

Arsenal to lose in Champions League quarter-finals again?

Champions League? by GP

I want to point out that, although Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League again, there is something that continues to anger me.

The question I have for Mr Wenger is how many times have we really threatened to go all the way apart from 2006 and 2009?

Every season we have a situation where we can win the group thereby making the next draw easier on paper. Despite that, Wenger continues to go into these games with weakened teams which result in defeat and a tougher draw for the next round.

Szczesny – I could lose my place after that nightmare

The young Arsenal and Poland keeper Wojciech Szczesny was very lucky not to lose the game for his country last night after he was given a sraight red for his foul on Greece’s Salpingidis inside the box, but luckily his replacement saved the ensuing penalty.

Tyton went on to play very well in the rest of the game and Szczesny understands that he may now have lost his place in the Polish side for the rest of the tournament. He was asked if he would class his performance as a nightmare, and he replied: “To some extent, yes!”

Arsenal target looks like the real deal …Szczesny has a nightmare

The Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has started Euro 2012 with a bang. He showed no sign of nerves but plenty of class against Greece today. He also seems to play the sort of football that would fit perfectly into the Arsenal side. Always aware of what is going on around him, he has a great first touch, takes up great positions and can finish well.

One of the things I really liked was the way he plays with a smile on his face. He has got plenty of reasons to be happy, having scored the opening goal of Euro 2012 after hitting 30 goals for Borussia Dortmund this season. He also scored a hat-trick in the German cup final to secure the league and cup double for his side.

Arsenal chasing young Greek International goalkeeper

There is a very interesting Arsenal transfer rumour in today’s Mail saying that Arsene Wenger has got his scouts monitoring the very young Panathiniakos keeper Stefanos Kapino, who made made history in November by setting a record for the youngest ever player to represent Greece at senior level in a friendly match (against Romania).

The 17 year-old is already a regular back up for the Greek giants Panathiniakos and has won over the supporters with his polished performances despite his tender years. He is used to breaking records though as he first played for the Greece U17 side when he was just 15 years old.

The players that aren’t good enough for Arsenal..

Here is yet another Guest Post in the aftermath of the Carling Cup Final defeat. This is the very first effort from Pavlos. Be kind to him……..

What is wrong with Arsenal?

Hello! My name’s Pavlos Pavlidis, I live in Greece and I’ve been supporting Arsenal since 2005 when I started watching the team play as frequently as I could, and this is my first attempt on expressing my thoughts to all fellow supporters.