I wonder if Roman Abramovich is now regretting his decision to let Arsenal sign the Czech Republic international number one to Arsenal, despite the advice from then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and their captain John Terry suggesting how much difference Petr Cech could make to our Premier League title challenge.
I must admit – I was one of the few who doubted our Arsenal squad and their ability to beat Man City. But I was wrong and I couldn’t be more delighted. The 16 corners we successfully defended. Man City’s meek 4 shots on target, 7 shots in total. A clean sheet against a team we once allowed to score 6 goals against us was a wonderful reversal. We defended and worked hard for the entire 90 minutes. The word “proud” is not enough to describe how I feel.
Arsenal have a really tough end to a really tough week today, with Manchester City in sparkling form at the Etihad stadium. There were reports that Manuel Pellegrini was set to bring Joe Hart back into the starting line-up, but he hasn’t and I think the Gunners should be thankful for that. Pantilimon is alright but he is not as good as Hart and does not command his box as well.
Should Arsenal sign Casillas? by KJ
After Aaron Ramsey proving 99 percent of Arsenal fans and media wrong with his resurgence, who is next? Could Abou Diaby return to the squad in the new year and never miss a game again? Could Nicklas Bendtner give up socialising and start smashing in the goals, proving himself to actually be the Greatest Striker in the World?
Mikel Arteta was sitting next to his boss when Arsene Wenger reacted angrily to questions from reporters in the press conference before Arsenal took on Bayern Munich last week. It is safe to say that the media have milked that outburst for all it is worth, and their main line of questioning to Wenger or any of the Arsenal players now seems to be, whose fault is the current situation.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks that his captain Robin Van Persie is definitely in with a shout of winning the PFA Player of the Year award, but he also named a couple of Man City players as possible challengers.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for either Joe Hart or Shay Given in the last few weeks, and the reports have said that neither of them would be willing to spend the next season on the bench. Well now Shay Given has admitted that it is a fact!