We heard the other day that Joel Campbell should be playing for Arsenal next season, but that statement came from the young striker’s father so you could be forgiven for assuming a little touch of bias in his opinion. But if the Costa Rica international was worried about how his Arsenal credentials were viewed by those that matter, he should be feeling a lot better today.
If you are looking for a striker whose opinions matter to Arsenal fans, you could not do better than the club’s all time leading scorer Thierry Henry. The mercurial Frenchman is currently working for the BBC on their World Cup punditry team, where he is showing the same coolness and cut and thrust as he did for the Gunners on the pitch. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott may only be 23 years old, but amazingly the win over Sunderland this weekend was his 250th game for the Gunners. The Londoner has drastically improved this season and has already netted 18 goals (5 more than his previous best) this season, and has just signed a new long term contract with the club.
His manager Arsene Wenger is more than pleased with his progress. “It’s unbelievable. I believe what this season shows is the remarkable evolution of Theo Walcott,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com.
“He’s a complete player today and his transformation is absolutely sensational. .......Read the full article here
David Dein was an integral figure in the rise to dominance of Arsenal in the last 30 years. He was vice-chairman of the Gunners between 1983 and 2007 but had to leave the club for reasons that are arguable. There is a school of thought that believes that Dein was forced out of Arsenal and that his son, Darren, is pursuing a vendetta against the club or the current board now. .......Read the full article here
The King’s Return by AH
Thierry Henry has spoken out and told SkySports that he wants to return to Arsenal for a 3rd time, whether it be as a player or a coach.
The Frenchman is quoted as saying;
“I would like to go back to England with Arsenal for sure.”
Thierry is an example of someone who truly loves the club and someone who appreciates his worship. Henry is loyal to Arsenal, despite no longer being a player for us, there is no doubting that he would jump at every chance to become part of this club once again. .......Read the full article here
Where has all the loyalty gone? by AH
Gone are the days where it was often to see ‘one club’ players who stuck to their first club and often grew attached to the club as a fan.
Tony Adams is the perfect example that everyone thinks of because he was the heart and base of the famous successive Arsenal teams. His passion, strength and spirit held the team together, pushed us all the way and he was almost like a second manager to the team.
Thierry Henry may not be a ‘one club’ player, however his love for the club is still recognised and he has said many times that he is a fan, something that doesn’t seem to matter to Van Persie. Remember that picture you took Robin? You know the one with ‘Number 1 Fan’ displayed across your Arsenal shirt… .......Read the full article here
Henry predicts Chamberlain will be a star by KJ
Arsenal’s greatest ever striker has hailed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the next big star to step up for the Gunners. We’ve all been impressed by the 18-year old Englishman. He has stepped up when called up for the first team and has proved to be one of the most important player on the pitch. Henry shares this view, here’s what he had to say: “Alex Chamberlain is really good.
“He reminds me of himself and no-one else. He is writing his own story. .......Read the full article here
The Dutch manager Martin Jol saw his Fulham team manage to stop Robin Van Persie from scoring, but he still thinks that his fellow countryman is as good a striker as the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
Jol said after the game yesterday: “He is another Thierry Henry. He is very productive. The only chance he had to show his class was the shot that was cleared off the line. But otherwise we handled him well.
“You have to avoid the crosses to him and cross out the passes to him. He is not known for his heading in Holland. But he has scored 31 league goals in 30 games. .......Read the full article here
The last month of the transfer window begins with some surprising Arsenal transfer news. It has already been confirmed that the Gunners have made an official opening bid for Everton’s Phil Jagielka, and his defensive partner at Goodison Park, Leighton Baines, is not surprised that Wenger is keen on “Jagas”.
He said: “It’s not a surprise to me that a top club would want a player like Phil because he’s fantastic.
“He’s one of the top three or four defenders that the country’s got. It’s no surprise. But we’d like to hold on to him if we can.” .......Read the full article here
There is a new man on Arsene Wenger’s list of French striker’s that are keen to move to the Emirates. The St. Etienne hitman Emmanuel Riviere has been likened to the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, and he would love to follow in his footsteps by joining the Gunners.
According to the Mail, Riviere has also been linked with Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool, but it looks like he would prefer to go to The Emirates than Anfield. He said: “I am flattered to be linked with the clubs mentioned. I am a young player, so to be linked with Arsenal is fantastic for me. .......Read the full article here
We have a couple of new interesting Arsenal transfer rumours arriving today, and they all seem to be quite possible for a change!
Owen Coyle said yesterday that he had not received any bid from Arsene Wenger for the big Bolton defender Gary Cahill and he doubted very much whether Cahill wuld be moving away from the Reebok before next summer. So, other than Christopher Samba, it was thought that there were no other possible Premiership centre-backs for Arsenal to target this month. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has certainly made an immediate impact on the American MLS and he has finally bagged his first goal for the New York Red Bulls.
The Red Bulls were dire last season and hadn’t won an away game in two full seasons before this one, but the arrival of Henry, and Rafael Marquez, this summer has seen them flying in second place in the Eastern Conference. They are looking certainties for the play-offs and have been improving rapidly lately, winning three of their last four games. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal legend Thierry Henry made his MLS debut for the New York Red Bulls yesterday, and he set up both the goals for strike partner Juan Pablo Angel, but it wasn’t enough to stop Houston getting a draw with an equaliser in the last minute, despite only having ten men on the pitch.
Henry was mobbed by the New York players when he used his magic to set up the first goal, but he was also mobbed by some fans at the end when Houston equalised! .......Read the full article here