Tag Archives: Miquel

DONE DEAL but this defender is heading OUT of Arsenal

There is finally some action for Arsenal as the summer transfer window starts collecting glasses and shouting drink up please, it’s time. But this transfer action is not really what we want to see, as it sees a player leaving Arsenal rather than one coming in.

The report in the Daily Mail reveals that the Gunners have agreed to sell the young Spanish centre back Ignasi Miquel to Norwich City who are trying to bounce straight back into the Premier League. Miquel spent the latter part of last season in the Championship with Leicester and has earned himself a move with his performances for the Foxes.

Arsenal defence to face Man City for Community Shield?

This will be the first time in years that Arsenal have featured in the Community Shield, in fact the first time since the name change, but it will be a useful exercise for us and certainly a game we want to win, especially as it is against one of the teams most likely to challenge us for major honours.

Somewhere between a pre-season game and a trophy, Sunday at Wembley gives the Gu8nners a final chance to test themselves before the season really starts, as well as a chance to gain some mental confidence and bragging rights, but I am a little concerned about the defensive side of our game.

Is Sanabria the next Barcelona starlet on his way to Arsenal?

Arsenal set to sign another Barca wonderkid! by Ash

It’s a well-known fact that Arsenal have one of the best youth academies in Europe and although it shouldn’t be confused with the fact that we produce lots of quality players, in fact the majority come through the ranks after joining from another club early in their development.

Arsenal exits means Wenger is planning last minute surprises!

Miquel to Leicester City by Ash

Arsenal’s squad seems to be getting weaker and weaker by the day as today we have sent Ignasi Miquel out on loan to Championship side Leicester City. He is the 3rd player to be loaned out from the club this summer, also joining a whole host of players to go through the exit door and this major overhaul at the club doesn’t seem as promising as we all thought.

What Wenger SHOULD be doing at Arsenal

If I were Wenger. by Jak

I am sure all of us at one point or another, or constantly for that matter, have fantasized about being Arsenal’s manager. I know I always choose Arsenal in my Football Manager campaigns. So this post is about being in charge instead of being frustrated on the sidelines, for one brief moment having the power to spend this legendary 70 million transfer kitty and decide on the lives of footballers. What would I do?

Today I want to start with Our Goalkeepers and Defense.

Gunners defence in the firing line again!! should we panic?

Having conceded two goals in each of the Emirates cup games, the Arsenal defence is under the microscope again, as it was for much of last season. Arsene Wenger has spoken about the need for more defensive stability, but also suggested that the fitness of the players was a big reason for the Galatasaray goals, and that should not be a problem when the Premier League season starts in less than two weeks.

“We had a vet good first half where we controlled the game,” said Wenger. “In the second half we dropped dramatically, surprisingly as well for some players.

Arsenal youth not good enough (yet) and friendlies mean nothing

Assessing the Enirates cup by Uche

Before tempers run any higher, I will like to remind us all that the results of Arsenal’s games against Napoli and Galatasaray in the just concluded Emirates cup, do not reflect the true strength of our first team. The results are disappointing for sure. Defeat is always disappointing, but when you look at the context and the idea behind pre-season games, you will quickly realize that these are essentially training exercises designed to prepare the players for the new league season and to enable the manager to assess his youth players.

FINALLY- Arsenal about to complete 1st (non-free) transfer

The Emirates cup is over and Arsenal have just one more game before the Premier League season kicks off with the visit of Aston Villa. In the space of 10 days, the Gunners also travel to Fulham and have to get past the two legs of the Champions League play-off. One thing the Emirates cup proved was that Arsenal need some more players, although most of us have known that for a while.

Nagoya Grampus vs. Arsenal Preview, Prediction and Live Stream

Arsenal have been filling their boots so far on this tour of Asia, with seven goals in each of the first two games, but the idea is to build up to the start of the season, so it will be better to get a tougher test today, and I am sure that the Japanese side Nagoya Grampus will provide it.

Vietnam vs. Arsenal Review – Goals Galore again for Gunners

Arsene Wenger made quite a few changes to the starting line up for the second Arsenal game of the pre-season tour of Asia against Vietnam. With concerns that the back problem could keep club captain out of the Gunners for quite an extended period at the start of the season, Wenger gave Sagna another chance to show what he can do in central defence.

Szczesny
Jenkinson, Sagna, Koscielny, Gibbs
Arteta, Rosicky, Chamberlain
Gnabry, Giroud, Podolski

Vietnam vs. Arsenal Preview, Prediction, Line-up

Vietnam vs Arsenal preview, line up and score prediction by KJ

Arsenal got off to a brilliant start on their Asia tour with a 7 – 0 drubbing of the Indonesia dream team. It was a fairly tame affair and we never got out of second gear (understandably).

Indonesia Dream Team v Arsenal Preview and Line Up

Indonesia Dream Team vs Arsenal preview, predicted line up and score line prediction by KJ

It’s been a long, tiresome two months since we last saw the Arsenal play but we are finally back and this time it’s the first of four pre-season matches we’ll play on our tour of Asia.

We’ve taken a solid 24-man squad with the exclusion of our two Spaniards (who are recuperating from the Confederations Cup), Vermaelen (for a back injury), Gervinho (illness apparently but we all know it’s because he’s looking to leave the club) and finally Sanogo (who was playing for France in the U20 World Cup which they also just won). Some notable inclusions are German youngsters Gnabry and the highly rated Zelalem. We also take one of our best players this year for the U21s in Chuba Akpom.