The young English midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that yesterday’s defeat at Stoke could have been avoided if only the Arsenal strikers hadn’t missed their chances to take the lead in the first half.
“We have to be prepared for it,” Wilshere said on Sky Sports. “We know what to expect when we come here, it’s going to be a tough game, we have to fight and win second balls and then we have to take the opportunities when they come.
“We didn’t do that today. We had a few chances in the first half and we didn’t take them, and you’re going to get punished here. .......Read the full article here
Our loyalty deserves a spending spree by Glenn
I wanted to brake away from the daily guessing games of who we are going to sign this summer. Not that I have a problem with the speculation because that is the name of the game for fans all over Europe at this time of year, but Arsenal fans still need to know that the club is moving forward.
Although I have been one of Wenger’s biggest critics over the past Three or Four years, I have never doubted his ability as a coach / manager when his focus is on winning. .......Read the full article here
What’s so bad about Arsenal? by RC
Many Arsenal ‘fans’ have come out in force against Wenger, the board and our squad this week following shock defeats to Norwich and Shalke 04. I understand frustration due to a loss but to question a team that many of you were so confident about just a few weeks ago seems ridiculous to me.
Let’s look at some of our players:
Defenders: Mertasacker, Vermaelan, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, and Sagna.
Midfielders: Arteta, Cazorla, Rosisky, Arshavin, Wilshere and Diaby.
Attackers: Giroud, Podolski, Walcott, Gervinho and Chamberlain. .......Read the full article here
Due to Man City’s excellent home record including two wins out of two this season, it is no surprise that Arsenal are outsiders to win this Sunday’s match at the Etihad, but there are some pointers that would suggest that the Gunners have a good chance of ending that record.
First of all, Roberto Mancini’s side may be a little despondent after their dramatic loss on Tuesday, although Wenger is expecting different tactics from City this weekend. He said: “I was surprised by what happened because I heard they were 2-1 up and suddenly they lost 3-2,” he told Arsenal Player. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are preparing to face the newly-promoted Southampton this weekend, and despite the South Coast club still being without a point, they have given a scare to both Man United and Man City having scored twice against each of the Top Two last season with Van Persie only rescuing Man United in the dying minutes last time out.
Although Southampton are one of the favourites to go down, there seems to be a new-found belief amongst promoted teams that they can compete in the higher league by playing attacking adventurous football, and because of that Wenger is not expecting an easy game against the Saints if they carry on their positive play. .......Read the full article here
Oliver Giroud talks about the pressure by AH
Summer signing Oliver Giroud has told Arsenal.com that he doesn’t mind the pressure being put on his shoulders at Arsenal. The Frenchman has been given the task to replace former captain robin Van Persie, who departed for Manchester United earlier this month. Giroud admit he has been given a tough task to replace Van Persie, but insists that pressure will not affect him. .......Read the full article here
Mirallas to Arsenal? by KJ
Today has been full of dreadful Arsenal transfer news. Apparently Van Persie is on his way to Manchester Utd. Song is close to a move to Barcelona. The Sahin deal has been hijacked by Liverpool. It’s frankly unbelievable considering how positive we all were only on Sunday. Now, we could have the spine of our team ripped out of us by Saturday.
However, I thought I might do an article that’s slightly more positive as I’m sure the majority of the articles you’ll read today will be surrounding the issues above. .......Read the full article here
Transfer Delays and Greed – By JG
Maybe Arsenal fans want or don’t care if they have to suffer another “Nasri” situation again; because some really don’t seem to mind very much whether the player who is brought in has integrity, respect and admires the tradition and style of Arsenal FC. I’m not sure about you guys, but I would rather have players who can bleed red AND white, who really Love the club and want to be a longstanding member; Not a player who has plans to go elsewhere, who believe that Arsenal is just a temporary club, and that they think they deserve to be paid unreasonable amounts of money; all in all…a greedy and selfish person in nature. .......Read the full article here
After the last match of the season against WBA, won by Arsenal with a 3-2 scoreline, manager Arsene Wenger spoke about the situation with RVP’s expiring contract.
Van Persie has snubbed all contract negotiations until the season finished, so now it’s time for him to face reality and make a choice. Following the game, Wenger thought that Champions League qualification could only help the talks: “It is easier to attract players and to keep them.” he said. .......Read the full article here
Wenger’s Prayers For Muamba Paid Off by AM
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that he was shocked after hearing what happened to his former student Fabrice Muamba.
According to the Frenchman, Fabrice is the kind of guy you are bound to love and despite the midfielder left the Gunners quite a long time ago, he’s still a regular visitor on the Emirates Stadium where he goes to talk to some of his friends and to Wenger on a regular basis.
“This is, of course, a massive shock to us all and we just hope that Fabrice will pull through safely. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows that his team are under fire from all and sundry after being knocked out of the FA Cup and (virtually) the Champions League, but he thinks the players “haven’t done too badly” and he must keep faith with them as they now have to carry on the fight to finish fourth in the Premiership.
Wenger said: “When you are in our situation at the moment, it is important you show faith in your players and stick with them,” he said. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have definitely missed Kieran Gibbs. He isn’t Arsenal’s best Left-Back, personally I believe Santos is, but what a refreshing idea to actually have a LB in the LB position! However there are still some problems with the guy that needs to be sorted out… .......Read the full article here