It has been a good few weeks for Arsenal and their fans. And after Roberto Martinez and his Everton players lost their second game in three, a lot of Gooners have already got the team safely into next season’s Champions League, but that is a dangerous attitude.
Arsene Wenger is confident that his players can handle the pressure, but he has been impressing on them the importance of treating the next few games will full focus. First up is Newcastle tonight and, as reported by Arsenal.com, Wenger is well aware that they could trip us up. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Newcastle Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ
Arsenal have got three fairly easy games coming up and winning only two of them would secure our position in the top 4 for this season. This is particularly important considering we have an FA cup final to look forward to a week after the game against Norwich away and the possibility of being able to rest key players is impossible to pass up.
Newcastle are falling apart at the moment and I can’t say I’m too unhappy. Pardew has always showed resentment towards Arsenal and Wenger. He is ultimately a hypocrite who is seeing his bargain bin French side imploding. .......Read the full article here
If Arsene Wenger had to hand pick a team for Arsenal to play at the Emirates this weekend, with all three points absolutely critical in the Gunners’ plot to secure another Champions League place next season, it would probably be Newcastle United.
They have nothing to play for and their form has been nothing short of dreadful since the turn of the year. And the pressure is increasing on their manager Alan Pardew. The Mirror is reporting that he could be set for the sack at the end of the season, especially now that David Moyes is available. The owner Mike Ashley is apparently a big fan of what Moyes did at Everton and was hoping that Pardew could do the same for the Magpies. .......Read the full article here
A lot is riding on whether Arsenal can finish the season strongly and hold off the Champions League charge of Everton and Spurs(lol couldn’t resist a little joke). As well as the stress levels and happiness of all of us long-suffering fans, the summer transfer business could be dependent on which of the European competitions the Gunners are in.
There is no suggestion that this is why the transfer of Loic Remy is in danger, but something has given the manager of his current club, Newcastle United, a reason to be confident and optimistic of still having Remy at St. James’ Park next season, as revealed in a Guardian report. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have been linked with both Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye in the recent past. They are both French after all. It did look like the midfielder would be on his way from Newcastle to the Emirates earlier in the season after it was reported that Arsene Wenger had made a bid, but as we know it did not happen, but the local press in Newcastle seem to think that the move could be back on in January. .......Read the full article here
With the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen being largely in the shadows this season, having started only two League Cup games, you could tell that speculation over his future was not far away. According to a recent report, the Belgian international will be subject to a January bid from fellow Premier League side Newcastle United.
The report from the Daily Star also goes on to say that Joe Kinnear, Newcastle’s director of football, has been keeping a close eye on the Gunners’ skipper for quite some time now and has been urging Magpies’ boss Alan Pardew to make a move for the Belgian defender once the transfer window reopens at the start of the new year. .......Read the full article here
The ball is firmly in Arsenal’s court over the transfer of the Newcastle United and France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who the Magpies’ new director of football Joe Kinnear hilariously called `Kebab` on an infamous radio phone in recently. Now we are definitely in the Champions League, hopefully the transfers will start rolling in, and Cabaye could be the first.
Perhaps it was being referred to as a greasy, late-night, takeaway snack that did it, but Cabaye has indicated his desire to come and play for the Gunners, according to Newcastle’s local paper The Chronicle. However, the 27-year old has no idea whether Arsenal are going to come back with an improved offer, because so far we have not increased the original bid of £10 million, which was instantly rejected. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s latest confirmed target Yohann Cabaye has been left out of the Newcastle squad while the negotiations continue with the Gunners. The Toon boss Alan Pardew has criticized Arsene Wenger for destabilising his the French midfielder and also for puttting in an unacceptable bid for his player, and is now telling the Gunners that they are running out of time to come up with a realistic bid for Cabaye.
Pardew said: “If Arsenal want to sign the player they’re going to need to sign him soon because at some point we’re just going to say no. .......Read the full article here
In all his years in English football Arsene Wenger has never experienced an opening week to the season like the one he has had to endure in the last 7 days. It’s no longer ‘in Arsene We Trust’ at the Emirates, with the split between the fans based on who should be taking the blame for this disastrous transfer window, the manager or our board? .......Read the full article here
Last week, Alan Pardew joked that he didn’t care if Arsenal won 4-0 this week, so there has been much debate about whether Pardew’s Newcastle team will actually turn up and fight Arsenal for the three points today after securing their Premiership survival last weekend.
But today it has now been reported that the Toon owner Mike Ashley has set aside a MILLION POUND bonus to be shared amongst the non-playing and coaching staff at the club if they can galvanise the team to win their final game at St James Park. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal head up north tomorrow needing a win to secure a top four finish, while Newcastle have nothing much to play for, although this and other results could see them finish anywhere from 10th to 17th. Alan Pardew will try to upset Arsene Wenger and Arsenal and give the home fans something to cheer about.
Having said that, Newcastle have been as leaky as a Welshman’s allotment this season. Only the three relegated teams have let in more than the 67 Premier League goals the Magpies have conceded so far. The players also have the painful recent memory of our 7-3 victory against them at the Emirates. With Giroud back from suspension, Arsenal could have four players on the pitch who are all in double figures in the Premier League. Newcastle will have just one, Papiss Cisse. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s home game against Wigan has now taken on even more importance after the Spuds late winner over Stoke yesterday. The Gunners have dropped below Spurs with just two games to go, so we simply MUST beat Wigan at the Emirates to regain our ascendance to the Champions League.
Once those three points are secured, we will have a free run up at Newcastle on the last day of the season after the Toon beat QPR to ensure their safety from relegation. The Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said yesterday: “I’m very pleased. It was a very important game for this football club. .......Read the full article here