Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker have already admitted that Arsenal were very lucky to beat Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon. The first bit of luck was when the Gunners were awarded a penalty in the 6th minute, and subsequent slow-motion replays showed that the foul was actually committed otside the box.
The new Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew seems very positive about the arrival of the Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo on loan, and promises to give him ample game-time to prove that he has the talent to make it in the Premier League.
The Arsenal and France under 21 international striker Yaya Sanogo has completed his transfer move to the Premier League club Crystal Palace, on loan until the end of the season. I do not know if there is any sort of clause to allow Arsene Wenger to recall the tall striker in an emergency but I assume that Sanogo will be staying at Selhurst Park for the rest of the campaign.
The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was very impressed with the Arsenal side that demolished the Magoies by four goals to one, and although he was missing a couple of his top players he admitted that the Gunners played brilliantly.
Wenger comes out to ruin Xmas for all Arsenal fans by KM
We all know Wenger is incapable of leading Arsenal to any further than fourth, but his latest statement highlights the total lack of ambition we have. We have one of the worse defences the league has EVER seen and we are likely to leave it like that.
INTERESTING TIMES by AD
What happened at Swansea was so depressing that it brought pealing fit of laughter from me. Interestingly though we have three parallel propositions of varying circumstances and positions for an observer to finally take a subjective as well as objective call on the quality and competence of our Mr. Arsene Wenger.
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.
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.