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Where will Santi Cazorla fit in at Arsenal this season?

Cazorla’s involvement at Arsenal going forward? by TJ

Signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2012, Santi Cazorla turned out to become one of the most talented players the Gunners ever signed. When Santi first took the field for Arsenal against Sunderland, many were impressed by the talent of this little man. Fast, witty and hardworking, Santi Cazorla instantly established himself to be one of the fan favourites amongst the Arsenal faithful. He finished his first season with the gunners with a respectable 12 goals and 11 assists. In the 2012-2013 season, he was the heart of almost every Arsenal offense. He played in every premier league match that season and was the Arsenal player of the season that year.

Which German will Arsenal miss most in Premier League opener?

It was just a week or so ago that Arsene Wenger was talking about the possible boost he hoped that Arsenal would get from having three of the World Cup winning Germany team in his squad, although the Prof did also claim that their extended break after the tournament in Brazil would somewhat hamper their pre-season preparations.

The Frenchman said at the time that he was expecting Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker back at the start of August, but has now admitted that it will be a little later due to FIFA rules and there is a strong chance that neither of the three will be available to face Crystal Palace at the Emirates in our first Premier League game of the new season on August 16th, as reported by The Mirror.

Are Arsenal finally changing their Youth Policy?

Is the recent signings against our policy? by TJ

It is no surprise around the footballing world, especially at Arsenal, that nurturing young talent is the way to develop a sustainable and successful model. There are many positives in trusting and polishing young talents. Firstly, the startup capital is small as not much funds are required to acquire these talents. Secondly, if trust is being put into these young players, more often than not, they would prove to be more loyal to you and give their best on the pitch. They also tend not to want to leave the club and repay your faith in them.

Ramsey’s form more important to Arsenal than Ozil’s

Why Ramsey’s heroics from last season would mitigate the pressure on playmaker Ozil? by SE

Aaron Ramsey’s inclination to wander into the 18-yard area last season was something like an early morning exercise routine. It was something he enjoyed doing. It was something he looked irresistible in. He excelled at carrying it out, too. And, Arsenal, as a result, benefitted hugely. It begs to wonder what could have been, had Ramsey stayed fit and kept plying his early morning routine.

Arsenal do NOT need another striker says Wenger – Is he right?


Hello everybody. I hope you are all doing great. I want to start by saying that if I had my way, Arsenal will have four first choice central strikers. But that is not realistic and there is the small matter of the British Football Association’s twenty five man squad rule.

We the fans want a lot of things but we don’t always think about the logistics behind making it all work. Wenger on the other hand is the man saddled with the responsibility of making it all work and I believe that is why he let Liverpool have Remy.

Free kicks another string to Rambo’s bow for Arsenal?

Why Ramsey should take free kicks for Arsenal by Sumo

What struck me as odd during the Germany World Cup campaign was the Arsenal midfield maestro Mesut Özil playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos in the set pieces. Kroos is a box to box midfielder who has a very good shot on him. He shoots well. But him taking the free kicks for Germany was a bit beyond me (I don’t watch Bayern play).

What targets should Ramsey set for Arsenal’s new season?

What next for Ramsey? by TJ

After a remarkable season for Aaron Ramsey which saw him score 16 goals and providing 9 assists, many will start to ask how Ramsey should progress from here, The world has seen what he can do. He was without a doubt the star in Arsenal’s trophy winning season, often being the cutting edge for Arsenal in many games.

One very explicit example would be how he came on against Norwich City and flashed his ability, scoring one and providing another for Ozil. More importantly, he did with the sort style and finesse that Arsenal has been lacking since the days of Fabregas.

Wenger expects Arsenal to get German boost from World Cup!

Although having three Arsenal players still involved in the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will slightly hamper their pre-season preparations, the manager Arsene Wenger feels that the club will actually benefit from Germany winning the famous trophy.

In an interview on Arsenal.com, the Frenchman revealed that the German trio of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil would not be joining the rest of their Arsenal team mates for pre-season training until the beginning of August, so they will miss this weekend’s game against the New York Red Bulls and quite possibly the two Emirates Cup games, against Benfica and Monaco, the following weekend.

Why Ramsey will STILL be Arsenal’s main man!

If any other Arsenal players is going to beat the young Welshman Aaron Ramsey to a second Player of the Year award next May, they are going to have to have a stunning season. Because unless the 23-year old misses a major part of it through injury (please not again) then Rambo is going to be even more crucial to any success that Arsenal have than he was last time.

It was fitting that the central midfielder scored the winning goal that brought Arsenal the FA cup and ended a nine year wait since the last trophy. It was him that really got our season off and running after the opening day defeat at home to Aston Villa.

WOW! TV’s Hansen admits he was WRONG about Arsenal star

This should be another reminder to any of the current or future Arsenal players, that criticism can be constructive, as long as you react in the right way to it. And our flying forward, Theo Walcott has done just that since Alean Hansen said four years ago that the young Gunner just did not have a football brain.

To be fair, I do not know if Hansen’s harsh words had any effect on Walcott, but he has certainly proved the former Liverpool and Scotland defender dead wrong, as Hansen admits in his final column for The Telegraph as he retires from that and his Match of the Day duties.

Are Arsenal set to be the English Galacticos!

Arsene Wenger has turned the tides for now, but how far can he go?‏ by KM

With an FA cup, three world cup winners (possibly a fourth?) and a marquee signing, Wenger seems to have turned his fortunes and regained the love and confidence round the Arsenal players and the supporters. With an early signing to get the fans buzzing, has the manager actually addressed the problems we’ve had in recent seasons ?

Arsenal only need Mourinho to motivate us towards trophies!

Can Arsene Wenger prove Jose Mourinho wrong once again? by SE

“He is a specialist in failure. 8 years without a piece of silverware, that is failure” were the words coming from the putrid Portuguese, who didn’t fail to mince his words when he held parties for journalists on Friday evenings as part of pre-match press conferences. And, it was rubbing salt into the wounds for Wenger, when he took Arsenal to Stamford Bridge for the reverse fixture and saw his side lose 0-6 in Wenger’s 1000th game with Arsenal. But when the curtains were drawn on the 2013/14 campaign, the reality came to the fore. Arsene Wenger – ‘Specialist in failure’ clinched the FA cup and ‘The special one’ – Mourinho ended the season empty-handed. Following in the same vein, Can Arsene Wenger prove Mourinho wrong once again?