I’m sure all the Arsenal fans know that you should not read too much into the pre-season games, especially the first one back after the summer break, but they are useful for building stamina, working towards full match sharpness and giving the youngsters and fringe players a run out alongside some of the first team stars.
Arsenal won the game 2-0, but struggled to break the Conference South team down. They worked hard and defended doggedly and that is something the Gunners are going to have to cope with all season. It was our ability to break these stubborn smaller sides down that got us so close to the Premier League title, so creativity and fire power are key factors. .......Read the full article here
Well, Arsenal fans, we have not had too long to wait for our next fix of football after the World Cup came to close last weekend. Arsenal are back in action tomorrow, with the first of just four pre-season games, unless you count the Community Shield clash with Man City at Wembley a week before the Premier League kicks off. .......Read the full article here
What happens to Yaya Sanogo next season?
Sanogo was brought in to Arsenal on a free transfer last summer and he’s had a decent impact during the second half of the season but still proved to be very raw and failed to score in any of the games he’s played. With Joel Campbell being brought back to Arsenal by Wenger as well as imminent forward additions, Sanogo may fail to get any game time at all next season and you must wonder what will happen to him. .......Read the full article here
The rumours linking Arsenal with the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata seemed to have cooled since it was revealed that Madrid were demanding 30 million euros for the 21 year-old around a month ago. The Italian giants Juventus were reported as offering 18 million for him, and the Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have also proclaimed there interest recently.
When the Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs was asked to comment on how their negotiations we going for the promising striker, he clearly indicated that Arsenal were also in the hunt. .......Read the full article here
The one good thing about this story, Arsenal fans, is that you should take every word that comes out of Arsene Wenger’s mouth at the moment with a very large pinch of salt, especially when he is talking about the transfer window. But it is still a bit worrying to hear the Prof, in an ESPN report, talking about building from inside as we try to close the gap on our rivals after another fourth placed finish left the Gunners in the same position as last year. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
I’m writing this article knowing the result between City and Everton (3-2 to City). That means we’ll go into tomorrow knowing our top 4 status is already secured and hopefully we can finally rest certain players now before the FA cup final in two weeks’ time.
Now I’m not going to encourage resting the majority of our players. They need to remain focused on the match and need to remain match fit. That means that they will need to play tomorrow and possibly next weekend against Norwich so they are mentally and physically prepared for the game against Hull City in the FA cup final. .......Read the full article here
After getting themselves back into the driving seat, it was vital that Arsenal did not take their eye of the ball tonight. On recent form, the visit of Newcastle should not really hold any fears, but this season has taught us to take nothing for granted.
We have been hearing the right words coming from Arsene Wenger and players like Giroud and Arteta, but they have to make sure they go and do their jobs on the pitch. I’ve got a feeling that Newcastle might go for it and play with some freedom, so it is important for us to keep our heads and not panic if they start quickly. .......Read the full article here
The young Frenchman Yaya Sanogo has been vying with Olivier Giroud to be Arsenal’s main striker this season, despite not actually scoring a goal for the Gunners yet, but you can’t say that he doesn’t have the confidence to go all the way in the next few years.
The 21 year-old admitted on Arsenal.com that he has always admired the Gunners legend Thierry Henry and has been determined to follow in his footsteps since he was a young boy. “I chose to join first of all because when you think Arsenal, you think Thierry Henry and I grew up watching him and he made me dream,” Sanogo said. .......Read the full article here
For almost all of the summer, it looked as if Arsenal would spend absolutely nothing on new players. With all the talk about our new financial strength, with Ivan Gazidis hinting that Arsenal were going to be challenging the likes of Man City and Chelsea in the transfer market, the signing of the unheard of, young striker Yaya Sanogo did nothing to cheer us up. .......Read the full article here
Whatever you think about Olivier Giroud, every Arsenal fan should be thankful that the big Frenchman has not joined the injury crisis and we should pray that stays the same until the end of the season. We also need the striker to be in a decent frame of mind for the next few weeks, because the alternative is Yaya Sanogo and that will not cut it.
The lanky young French forward did some good things against Wigan at Wembley, just as he impressed when he started against Bayern Munich and Liverpool. But the problem is that he is raw and badly in need of a goal. 10 Arsenal games without a goal is telling on his confidence and his finishing is getting worse all the time. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal went into this crucial FA cup game against Wigan with good reason for thinking that lady luck had got something against them, after Everton took all three points away from their trip to Sunderland thanks to a jammy deflected goal. But the Gunners had a great chance to give the whole club a lift by booking a place in the final.
What we really couldn’t afford to do was start badly and concede another early goal. We didn’t and there was not a big sign of nerves among the Arsenal team as they took the game to Wigan. We were creating chances as well, but Sanogo, Chamberlain, Podolski and Sagna could not take them and the game became more even as the half drew to close. .......Read the full article here
There is good news and bad news for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger and his players attempt to book a place in the FA cup final in just over a month’s time. As usual, the Gunners squad is ravaged by injury, but at least two key players will be on from the start against Wigan Athletic at Wembley.
Unfortunately, one of those is not the England international left back Kieran Gibbs, so we really neen his Spanish counterpart Nacho Monreal to step up and show the sort of form that we saw last season. Monreal has, for some reason, been pretty woeful recently and I’m sure that Wigan will be targeting that flank as a potential weak link. .......Read the full article here