Is the Wilshere-Ramsey partnership a problem? Or is it just the way it is being executed? by Usmanov
This is a subject close to the hearts of Arsenal fans and one that never seems to quite go away. I am talking about the possible return of the Gunners’ former captain and one of the most loved players of recent years, Cesc Fabregas. The Spanish international midfielder was a big loss when he rejoined his boyhood club and many fans feel that we have never really replaced him, so if the rumours are true and he is available this summer, surely Arsenal should make sure he comes back to his second home.
There seems to be a tendency in the English media to ignore Arsenal’s credentials and find all sorts of reasons to suggest that doom and despair is just around the corner. In a way I think it has helped the players and given them an extra incentive to prove people wrong, but it is nice to hear someone actually appreciate what the team is doing, especially when the praise comes from the likes of Barcelona star Andres Iniesta and England captain Steven Gerrard..
There is a lot of talk and speculation flying around at the minute about how to improve the England national side, and the latest proposal could be fantastic news for Arsenal Football Club. The idea being discussed is to bring English football more into line with Europe by allowing and encouraging the bigger clubs to have a formal arrangement with lower clubs in a `feeder` capacity.
Arsenal have two midfield stars for years to come by Stefan
I wrote a piece the other day on how Aaron Ramsey was getting back to his best for Arsenal and how he may be finally fulfilling his potential that was clear since the age of 18. Anybody who watched the Champions League play-off second leg against Fenerbache will have seen him. He scored both goals and was the best player on the pitch for the whole game.
Wilshere and Arsenal on the up by Stefan
This coming season will be a very exciting one in English football, and should be a good one for Arsenal. Manchester United have a new manager for the first time in nearly three decades, Manchester City have a new manager and are expected to spend big to retake the crown from their rivals and Chelsea have seen the return of “The Special One” with money and ambition to match his name.
Of all the players who have left Arsenal in recent years, Cesc Fabregas is maybe the only one that most Arsenal fans still think well of. We understood that he was a local boy who had come through the academy of FC Barcelona and still had the dream of pulling on their shirt. Every football fan can understand this, so although it hurt us and left a gaping hole at the heart of the Arsenal midfield, we appreciated why he left.
Santi Cazorla has had a fantastic start to his career at Arsenal, scoring 11 Premier League goals and providing eight assists. The Spanish international can play anywhere across the midfield and has an eye for goal. For Spain, he has played with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi, David Silva and Fabregas, so when a player really impresses him you know they must be something special.