With every improvement in performance from Arsenal and every game we win to keep climbing up the Premier League table, thoughts inevitably turn to whether the current version of the Gunners is good enough to emulate the sort of success that we had in the first decade under the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger.
There could be a number of long serving Arsenal players leaving the club this summer, as there have been almost every summer in recent years. This time could be different, though, as the likes of Bacary Sagna, Lukasz Fabianski and Thomas Veremaelen could have a nice shiny FA cup winners medal to show for their years of service to the Gunners.
It was not long ago that Freddie Ljungberg was suggesting that Arsenal should not really have been celebrating so hard after beating Newcastle United on the final day of the season. He was not the only person to suggest that fourth place is no reason to celebrate, for a team with the history of Arsenal at least.
Arsenal fans need to support our new signings – even if they’re not necessarily the ones we want. by DG
Why are Arsenal celebrating fourth place? by AH
Arsenal’s Ivorian striker and winger Gervinho has had a blistering start to this season after flattering to deceive since his arrival from Lille. Arsene Wenger has used him in more of a striking role and that could be the reason for his upturn in form. Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has spoken about the 25-year old and Arsenal’s start to the season after his decision to retire from playing football.
The ex-Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has just retired from football at 35 years of age, and he has taken the opportunity to celebrate his glory days at Arsenal, where he won two League titles and three FA Cup Winners medals. But he remembers that Arsene Wenger used to buy in top stars every year, and thinks that the Frenchman doesn’t get the same support from the board as he used to in those wonderful times.
Freddie Ljungburg retires from football by AM
It started with “We love you Freddie, because you’ve got red hair, we love you Freddie because you’re everywhere, we love you Freddie, you’re Arsenal through and through” and by the end his nine year spell it evolved to “We love you Freddie, because you’ve got no hair”. In between those nine years Freddie Ljunburg won two English premier league, three FA cups, three community shield, one player of the season award (2001-02) and countless diagonal runs from the midfield into the box.