Tag Archives: Monaco

Giroud thrives on the increased pressure

The Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud knows all about being criticized in the press (or on forums like JustArsenal!) when he is not scoring goals. It took the Frenchman a couple of years to really get to grip with the Premiership game, and his failure to score in big games, not to mention his hotel-room antics before matches, made him an easy target for journalists and armchair pundits.

Wenger tells Arsenal – Get me this STUNNING French star!!

Arsenal fans found out all we needed to know about the France international star Geoffrey Kondogbia this season, as the central midfielder was easily the Man of the Match when his French Ligue 1 club Monaco came to the Emirates for the Champions League first-leg game of the knockout stages.

Has FA cup eased Arsenal’s Champions League pain?

I can see where the Arsenal centre back Per Mertesacker is coming from and of course we are all happy, relieved and proud to see the Gunners make it to Wembley for a second successive FA cup final. However, I am not so sure that even lifting the famous trophy again will really ease the pain caused when Arsenal blew our best chance in years of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.

Do Arsenal REALLY still bottle it when pressure is ON?

When Arsenal took apart the Liverpool side of Brendan Rodgers that has been feted by the English media for their surge up the Premier League table after a shaky start to the season, it highlighted our own surge and the way that Arsene Wenger and the players have answered a lot of our critics and suggested to the fans that the Gunners have finally got a squad capable of winning the title. Or have we?

Three things we learned from Arsenal’s performances in March

Arsenal were simply irrepressible during the month of March, winning all of their league fixtures and also progressing to the semifinals of this season’s FA Cup after seeing off Manchester United at Old Trafford. Going out of the UEFA Champions League on virtue of away goals would have hurt the Gunners, who put in a splendid effort against AS Monaco in the second leg of the tie. Arsene Wenger, too, would have been happy with how this month panned out, but what will he have taken away from his side’s displays?

Arsenal fans should be POSITIVE for next season!

Can Arsenal win the Premier League this season? by RM

Wenger accuses Monaco boss of lying!

The Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim accused Arsene Wenger of disrespecting him after Arsenal’s defeat at the Emirates. He said that Wenger refused to shake his hands after the match which put Monaco 3-1 ahead. Straight after Arsenal had won the return leg 2-0, Jardim refused to shake Wenger’s hand and said: “In the first leg, when I wanted to shake his hand, he did not thank me, so this time even though Arsenal did everything possible to go through, I chose not to thank him,”

Wenger asks Arsenal to focus on the POSITIVES from Monaco win

It was always going to be a disappointment for Arsenal to exit the Champions League at the first knockout stage once again and the fact that our opponents Monaco were a team that most people expected us to beat made that all the harder to take this time.