There has been a lot of talk about the former Arsenal captain and fan favourite Cesc Fabregas recently. Many of us Gooners have always harboured hopes that we would see the midfield magician back in the red and white of Arsenal one day, so the growing likelihood of him going to Chelsea does not make good hearing.
We didn’t want him to join Man United either, but unless Arsene Wenger decides to activate the clause giving the Gunners first option if Barcelona sell him, there is little we can do. What surprises me, if it is true, is that Fabregas has agreed to the transfer. He doesn’t have to. .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans would admit to being slightly less than delighted in the way the club and Arsene Wenger have gone about their transfer business in recent years. We hear that this has all changed now that the Emirates stadium loan is no longer a millstone round our neck, but we have still to see much evidence of it apart from the breaking of the transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil. .......Read the full article here
Both Arsenal and Chelsea really wanted to win this game, but looking at the situation on the Premier League table, it was perhaps even more important, again for both sides, not to lose. But Arsenal were at home and this game represented a great chance for Arsene Wenger to finally record a win against Jose Mourinho. .......Read the full article here
After a couple of slightly below par performances for Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey was back with a bang against Liverpool yesterday, proving that his scoring skills are here to stay. The Welshman has not been poor, but we have come to expect so much from him, that when his standards dropped back to that of a mere mortal, people started wondering whether his great start to the season was just a temporary purple patch. .......Read the full article here
The young Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere probably wishes that the English media and the world of Twitter would find something else to talk about at the minuted, because for the last week or so he has been embroiled in controversy, partly due to his own actions and partly due to misunderstanding and over-reaction. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
Theo Walcott has been a bit of a frustration for Arsenal fans since he joined the club from Southampton as a fresh faced 17-year old back in 2006. For a long time it seemed as if he would never fully realise his potential and that went for his international career too.
It is easy to forget that Theo has just turned 24-years old, because he has been around for so long. I think that too much pressure was heaped on him as a teenager, especially the Sven Goran Eriksson 2006 world cup debacle. That probably set him back for a good few years, especially with England where he seemed to feel the pressure more. .......Read the full article here
This time last year Arsenal had an almost identical February and March, within days knocked out of two cup competitions and sweating over a top 4 finish. Arsene Wenger responded by taking the pressure off his younger players and fielding as many experienced heads as possible. While no Gunner was distraught to see Benayoun return to his parent club Chelsea, the likes of the Israeli and Rosicky gave the side a certain assurance and calmness to proceedings. The result… Arsenal finished 3rd with the Czech one or our most inspirational players. .......Read the full article here
The young Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has been continually over-hyped since his return to fitness this season, and has been hailed as the saviour of the England team and perhaps the catalyst that could finally win the World Cup for England for the first time in 48 years.
But the talented midfielder has tried to play down the expectations and says that Roy Hodgson’s side needs a whole team of stars to win a trophy and he simply can’t do it on his own. Wilshere said: “I don’t think one player can ever win a World Cup for a nation. .......Read the full article here
Both teams were desperate to take an early advantage, so the first few minutes were fast and furious. Walcott played a beautiful ball through to Giroud who fired just wide. A minute later and Chelsea ere ahead through Mata. Arsene Wenger was furious because Ramires fouled Coquelin in the build up. It was a studs up challenge that should have earned Ramires a booking, but we didn’t even get the foul and Chelsea scored. The only way it could have been worse was if Coquelin was injured. .......Read the full article here
Jack Wilshere got his first goal of the season for Arsenal last weekend, and would like to score more, obviously, but it is not something that the youngster is overly concerned about. His game is mainly focused in the middle of the park, linking the play left and right and helping the defence as well as the attack. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was roundly applauded for his performance in England’s 5-0 win over Moldova on Friday, but Roy Hodgson was at pains to point out that although he ran his socks off in the first half, he didn’t contribute much in the second before being taken off.
Hodgson made it clear that he would be having words with the 18 year-old about the drop in pace after the break. The England boss said: “Alex was very good in the first half but we made it clear we were going to take him off after 60 minutes, so I think he forgot to play in the second,” .......Read the full article here