Tag Archives: Monaco

Relax! Wenger declares Arsenal WILL repeat Man City win!

Among all the excitement and euphoria pouring out of Arsenal supporters the world over last weekend, there was still an element of concern. It was nothing to do with the way the Gunners played, tactically, as a team and with the individual performances from the players. The big question was whether it would prove to be a one-off from Arsenal, a flash in the pan.

The TV pundits did suggest that the tactics of staying solid and compact and playing on the counter-attack without committing too many men forward was something we should have been doing in all the big away games in recent years. They also wondered, however, whether Arsene Wenger had set the Gunners up this way specifically to deal with the little Spanish magician that is David Silva.

POSITIVE Arsenal injury news on early Wilshere return

Knowing the way things have been going on the injury front for Arsenal since the start of the current Premier League season, we probably have more bizarre and unlucky incidents like the Mathieu Debuchy shoulder injury to come, but this week there is at least some positive news on one of the current crop of crocked Gunners.

This rare positive news is the latest on our England international star Jack Wilshere. The central midfielder, who turned 23 on new years day, was expected to be out of action for at least three months following the unpunished studs up challenge by Man United youngster Paddy McNair at the end of November.

Can Arsenal REALLY win a trophy in 2015?

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I do not believe that Arsenal can win the Premier League this season. I know that may be a shock to some of you Gooners out there, but even if the Gunners do go on the sort of run that we are capable of, the first half of the season has simply left us to much to do.

Arsenal get even MORE Champions League good luck!!

There is no denying that Arsenal were handed a huge slice of luck when the Champions League draw was made this week. Monaco were far and away the best draw the Gunners could have got and now we are actually the strong favourites to progress to the quarter-final stage for the first time in six years.

But I thought that a lot of the football media were a bit too quick to call us lucky, because that was the first bit of good luck that has come our way in the competition for a long time. Poor decisions from the referees as well as tough draws in our recent groups and play-off games have had most Gooners thinking that we were cursed in the competition.

Giroud warns Arsenal not to take Monaco lightly

Why Arsenal Cannot Take Monaco Lightly! by AT

The majority of Arsenal fans will be very happy with the Champions League round of 16 draw after drawing AS Monaco and will also be quietly confident of the Gunners beating the Ligue 1 outfit to progress into the Quarter-Finals of Europe’s elite competition. While it is comparatively a much better draw considering we could have drawn Real Madrid or Bayern Munich like the past two seasons, the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has reminded us that Monaco will not be pushovers.

Why it is TOO SOON for Arsenal and Wenger to relax

Calm Down! Arsenal are still in trouble! by DN

It does seem as though Arsenal have finally found the right balance and have learned some painful lessons about starting games slowly (a la Stoke) us focusing too much on the attacking side of the game when we should be solid and compact (a la Anderlecht).

And with Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal ready to return, Mesut Ozil back in training, Mikel Arteta, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey very close, it looks as though our terrible luck with injuries might be turning. The Gunners definitely had a change in luck this week when we were handed the best possible draw against Monaco in the Champions League.

Todays the Big Day! Who do you want Arsenal to draw in the Champions League?

Today at 11 am UK time (12 noon CET) Arsenal fans will finally find out who the Gunners will be facing in the first knockout round of the Champions League. Naturally (as we finished second in our group as usual) we are nearly certain to face one of the European heavyweights, and who would be surprised if we drew Bayern Munich or Barcelona as usual!

So here are our possible opponents:

Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid

Arsenal DO NOT need this new DM

Why This Portuguese Star is NOT the DM Arsenal Require! by AT

Well, it is no secret that Arsenal are in desperate need of a defensive midfielder. Let’s face it, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta are both past their prime and are simply not good enough. In regards to the issue, the Daily Mirror is reporting that the Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger is contemplating a £25million move for the AS Monaco enforcer Joao Moutinho when the transfer window opens in January.

MASSIVE Arsenal boost as midfield target puts in transfer request

Arsenal may have already sorted out one of the bits of transfer business that will be done when the January transfer window opens in a little over a month. We won’t know until then of course, but one of the players linked with a move to the Emirates to strengthen the central midfield area has now handed in a transfer request at his current club and so is very likely to be moving on in January, according to the Daily Express.

Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement from Wenger about us having good options up front already, makes it unlikely.

Or maybe not, because the latest Metro report on the story, which comes from an Italian journalist with connections, claims that Falcao’s agent is set for a meeting with Arsenal and Monaco in Monte Carlo tomorrow.

Lets get real – Arsenal (including Giroud) only played a friendly!

Come on let’s stop with the slagging off of our players. So Giroud, Sanchez and every other player didn’t score today. So why pick on Giroud when he is nowhere near peak fitness, just like the rest of the Arsenal squad.

You have to remember that this was simply a warm up game for all the players to regain a little bit of fitness ahead of the serious business, which doesn’t even start next week in the Community Shield. It actually starts a week later when we have to begin to grind out results every single week against Premiership opposition that wouldn’t have the same high pressure build-up that we are experiencing.

Don’t sign anyone Arsenal, not yet! Falcao is available!!

Radamel Falcao anyone? The Arsenal boss and his scouting and transfer people may have to put their efforts to sign a central striker to compete with Olivier Giroud on hold for a while. Because Arsene Wenger needs to pick up the phone and get in touch with his old club, AS Monaco, and find out if there is any truth to the report in The Express that Falcao could be sold this summer.

The Colombian international is currently working hard in order to prove his fitness for the World Cup, following months out with a cruciate ligament injury, and has previously declared himself happy at the Ligue 1 club. But all is not rosy in Monaco.