One of the most painful things for Arsenal fans in recent years is, of course, losing our best players. The likes of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira left the Gunners, knowing that Arsene Wenger was facing some lean years, financially speaking, while the Emirates stadium was paid off. Then Cesc Fabregas eventually left to rejoin his boyhood club Barcelona after they tried for years to get him.
Wenger should wave goodbye once and for all by lloydschatz
Arsene Wenger will reach an incredible milestone this weekend when his Arsenal side takes on Chelsea. Wenger will be taking charge of his 1000th game as Arsenal manager, something that probably will never be matched at the club and a Premier League record only bettered by Sir Alex Ferguson. There are rumours that this is going to be the time that he will sign an extension to his contract that runs out in the summer. But I can’t help but think he is being rewarded for being a failure.
Spring is in the air, and with the promise of sunshine coming the Sunday papers are warming up towards the transfer window (commonly known as the Silly Season on Arsenal websites!).
Today’s offering comes from the ever-fanciful Sunday Sun, who are proposing the very unlikely story that Manchester United believe that they can get our very own captain Thomas Vermaelen to go to Old Trafford this summer.
I know Arsene Wenger has a habit of selling our captains, and even I could understand why Vermaelen may wish to leave after being sidelined for most of this season, but surely we won’t let him go to Man United?
There have been numerous rumours regarding the unhappy situation of Robin Van Persie at Manchester United since David Moyes took over, and it seems that the Dutchman is angling to move away from Old Trafford this summer.
When it was originally mooted that the Dutch international could make a shock return to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger was asked directly if it was a possibility, but refused to say Yes or No, but now The Metro is claiming that talks are at an advanced stage.
What led to Arsenal’s fall and how to rise back by CHUMALTP15.
By now Arsenal should really have been in the prestigious list of clubs to have won the champions league and should be among the contenders every year and not perennial pretenders. After our 2003/2004 unbeaten season and run, Ronaldo De Lima was among the many players who wanted to play for the Gunners. Professor Wenger had the chance of pairing Ronaldo and Henry, and launching the most fearsome and deadly attack in football history, but he didn’t.
Stop all the Arsenal negativity! by ThirdManJW
First off, I’m all for freedom of speech, and it would be such a boring world if we all shared the same opinion. Having a difference of opinion leads to great debates in regards to the articles published on this site.
But I’m absolutely amazed with the negative comments and articles since the Everton game. Arsenal have really been struggling for quite a few years now, the fans have rightly been upset and annoyed with what’s happened on and off the pitch. To watch our once invincible team fall so far behind our rivals has been painfully depressing. But in such a short space of time we’re currently clear at the top by five points despite lots of injuries, virtually qualified from the group of death in Europe….and people still aren’t happy!
What Arsenal must do by Twig
The game against Man Utd on Tuesday is a crucial one. The win away to BVB made us all feel warm a bit, but honestly a win away to Man Utd would mean much more to the average Arsenal fan. After all, we last got a result there in 2006! In recent years, it seems Arsenal versus Man United is a game with only one winner – and it’s not Arsenal. From the ignominy of the 8-2 trumping to the rather flattering 2-1 loss, which could as well have been 4-0. So how do we ensure Man Utd don’t end our good run like they did to the invincibles back in 2004?
When Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United, it will be with more confidence and real belief that they will come away with all three points than most of the current players can remember. It is true that the Gunners have had some miserable times there in the recent past, but that will not affect the Gunners team, because the season so far, and especially the last two games, have instilled a sense that Arsenal can beat anyone.
Do we need a little bit of Hernandez? by Ash
Arsenal have been doing perfectly well up front so far this season and we have certainly scored plenty of goals, most of which have actually come from midfield with Aaron Ramsey. However that’s beside the point and it is in fact Frenchman Olivier Giroud who has been in the limelight regarding Arsenal’s goal scoring prowess so far this season.
AFC (Arsenal Football Company) by Martin
So here we are, 10 days left until the close of the transfer window and a new mammoth list of rumours linking us with players who in my eyes we will not get; Pogba, Fellaini, Michu, Guaita, Cabaye, Richards, Kondogbia, Lamela
They have replaced the previous list of Suarez, Higuain, Rooney, Bender, Gustavo and many more.
The facts Arsenal fans need by Big Gun
Dear Gooners, If we are to unite as one voice to try and resolve these issues at Arsenal, we need to look at exactly what the problem is. I wrote an article not too long ago and I mentioned it, but most fans are still seeing red and will blame everything under the sun as to why Arsenal is in such a predicament.
Wenger boos justified by GP
To all Arsenal fans, I feel your pain tonight, however some fans deserve more sympathy than others. Those of us who have criticised Wenger’s lack of hunger and ambition for improvement have sometimes been abused on this site.