It has almost been a week since we found out Arsenal would be signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a £42.4 million deal; however the fans are still as excited to see him play as they were at the start and it doesn’t look like things will calm down anytime soon.
Arsenal fans of course are understandably happy with the transfer and their prolonged excitement probably won’t surprise many because it’s not often the Gunners get to see world class additions come into their team. Not only that but the club record breaking deal of £42.4 million shows intent and ambition from the club and Arsenal must be serious about pushing further in the future, otherwise I struggle to see how Ozil was so convinced to come. .......Read the full article here
How Wenger develops young midfielders part 1 by KJ
There is a lot of negativity surrounding Arsenal at the moment and rightly so. We’ve yet to bring in a proper signing and with all our injuries, we may be forced into playing a midfield trio of Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere against Villa on Saturday. At the start of last season that would’ve been considered footballing suicide and although I’m frustrated that the club has let themselves get into this position, I’m still confident that those three midfielders can work well together simply because Arsene has developed the midfield maturity of Ramsey and Chamberlain over the last season and will do so with Wilshere this season. .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of debate over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in recent times after he suggested that he would prefer to be deployed as a central midfielder or in a CAM role for Arsenal. The former Southampton man has been used mainly as a winger by Arsene Wenger since his arrival two years ago, although in several interviews last season, as well as calls this pre-season, he appears to be adamant that he could do a better job in the centre of the park. .......Read the full article here
The young Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to contribute a lot more next season and help the Gunners to end the long trophy drought that is really starting to become an issue for fans and players alike. The talented 19-year old is not a striker, but he knows that his Arsenal return of just two goals last season was well below par for him and he knows he can do a lot better. .......Read the full article here
The young Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will probably agree that he did not push on, at least at club level, as he would have liked this season just gone. He proved again though, playing well and scoring against Brazil, that he is a great talent and has a bright future ahead of him.
Arsene Wenger has been working a lot with the young player this season, in an attempt to make him into a more complete player, but the 19-year old feels that he has learnt a lot now and is ready to play and contribute a lot more to the Arsenal cause from now on. .......Read the full article here
Stuart Pearce has been speaking about the Arsenal players Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following the first game for the England under-21 side in this summer’s European Championships in Israel. England were uninspiring and lost 1-0 to a much better looking Italy side, which led to Pearce’s complaints about the players available to him.
“You only need to look at the development of Theo Walcott,” said Pearce. “He went to the 2006 world cup, and between 2006 and 2013, he’s ended up playing five and a half matches at major tournaments. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has revealed why he never signed Gareth Bale when he had the chance, and the reason was that he had Gael Clichy. Bale used to play at left back for the majority of his career until the last two or three seasons and Wenger didn’t like the idea of having two young left backs in his team. Then Clichy left for Man City, no wonder Wenger snubbed him in the tunnel. .......Read the full article here
There have been a number of Arsenal players away on international duty this past week, so I am going to take a look at how they have all done. The most important thing, for anyone concerned with the Gunners, is that none of the players picked up any injuries or had a total disaster. Other than that, though, there were good and bad things for our players. .......Read the full article here
Has Arsene Wenger changed the way he brings young players into the Arsenal team? by SS
In the past we all know that Wenger has given many young players a chance in the first team and that is why the club has had many home grown, club trained players in the team than most other clubs in Europe. We know in the old days that the squad would be filled with players under 21 and they would get a decent amount of game time but now I have noticed that this seems to have changed. .......Read the full article here
There will be just two Arsenal players in the England squad that plays a couple of friendly matches, against Brazil and Republic of Ireland, but both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are likely to feature prominently. While 24-year old Walcott will be hoping to carry his club form across to the international scene, it seems to be the other way round for the Ox.
I don’t think the Arsenal fans should worry too much about Oxlade-Chamberlain. By his own admission he hashad a slightly frustrating season with the Gunners, but he has been working hard on his game, trying to make himself a more complete player. We have seen flashes of his exciting skills and drive and he will hopefully feature a lot more for us next season. .......Read the full article here
This is the big one for Arsenal. After Newcastle United won at the weekend, they are safe from relegation, while Wigan have to win both of their remaining games to stand any chance of being in the Premier League next season. So both teams absolutely must win at the Emirates tonight.
It will be a test of nerve as well as ability, which Arsenal have shown a lot of since losing the North London derby over two months ago. The Gunners unbeaten run has put a top four finish in our own hands and now we have to keep it together and finish the job. Wigan, however, have shown their own resilience in the face of adversity, losing just once in the same time period and producing a great performance to lift the FA cup. .......Read the full article here
After last night’s game, Arsenal have got a reprieve and are now masters of their own destiny. Two wins from the last two games against Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United will ensure a top four finish and continue the incredible run of qualifying for the Champions League under Arsene Wenger. As the Gunners are just two points behind Chelsea in third place and they have two hard games against Aston Villa and Everton, as well as the Europa League final against Benfica in between them, there is still a chance for Arsenal to snatch third place. .......Read the full article here