Why it will be easy to get Walcott to renew his deal at Arsenal by KJ
With us signing Sanchez, Walcott’s impact on the team has gone slightly under the radar. Many of us would agree that his injury ultimately prevented us from winning the title last season. He would’ve easily won us another 7 points and would’ve changed the dynamic of the big games where we lost heavily. This is high praise for a player who’s already only got two years left on his contract and we’ll need to renew it soon if we are to keep him. Fortunately enough, I can see three reasons as to why negotiations will be quick and easy. .......Read the full article here
Who could be the central figure to Arsenal’s season? by SE
Something tells me that Arsenal are going to be this season’s dark horse in the Premier League. Their squad seems to have got most loop holes plucked, and there’s a sense of assertion about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger building on their FA Cup win from last May, with more silverware this season. With the acquisitions of Debuchy and Sanchez, they’ve bolstered their squad with further attacking flair. Their centre-back partnership of Mertesacker and Koscielny has had a great couple of seasons back-to-back, so everything seems to be in place for Arsenal to get off the blocks quickly and avoid no mishaps, this time around. .......Read the full article here
The best of Mesut Ozil could be on show this seasonb by SE
It is not uncommon for any player making the switch to the Premier League, especially at Arsenal, to not realize their full potential in their very first season – and Mesut Ozil is no odd case in this regard. The German, though, started off his Premier League venture with Arsenal, on a raucous note, which saw him score 2 goals and make 4 assists in his first 5 games for the Gunners. However, the 25-year old endured a tough time – towards the end of the season – and that lead to redundant skepticism on the ability of one of the star players, in all of world Football. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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). .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
It might sound a bit daft to be talking about Jack Wilshere running out of time to get his Arsenal career back on track, as the lad is only 22-years old and has missed so much time due to a string of injuries, but he certainly cannot afford to stand still for too long, or else he could be overtaken by some of the new young Gunners coming through.
And that is to say nothing of the fact that Arsene Wenger is now able to spend the money and attract some top class players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to the club. With Aaron Ramsey becoming the Gunners’ star player in the centre of midfield, Wilshere must know that this season could be make or break for him. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
It is not too often in recent years that we have seen the Arsenal manager grinning like the Chesire cat from Alice in Wonderland, but that is how the Frenchman looks in some of the photos from today’s training session at London Colney.
I don’t blame him either, because this time of year is usually fraught with stress and pressure from the fans, as Arsene Wenger would normally be struggling to keep hold of his best players while also scratching his head about how to get his annual trophy on the budget of a struggling mid-table team. .......Read the full article here
Hey Arsenal fans, do not get me wrong! I love the fact that Arsene Wenger no longer seems to be like the Gunners’ own Ebeneezer Scrooge, carefully counting the pennies and looking for the cheapest possible way to make ends meet. But I am also a little concerned that we might be making a mistake with Sami Khedira.
I was seriously impressed with the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, by the way, and think that the Chilean could well turn out to be the best signing that any of the Premier League clubs make this summer. And I know that Arsenal really need a top class central midfielder who will add steel to the spine of our team. I just don’t think that Khedira is the man to do it. .......Read the full article here
Why this is Jack Wilshere’s season by AT
It’s been three seasons now since Wilshere suffered an injury that would rule him out of an entire year of football and would lead him to have surgery that could’ve potentially ended his footballing career. Now he’s played for the majority of the last two seasons but has failed to capture the form that made him renowned as one of the best talents in Europe during the 10/11 season. .......Read the full article here
A tactical analysis and the importance of Giroud. by JC .......Read the full article here