I wrote an article yesterday about Arsenal needing Man City to beat Hull City in order to put pressure om Chelsea, and it could hardly have worked any better. A stuttering performance from the Blues which ended up with Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Willian being sent off as Aston Villa grabbed all three points.
Not only does this bring Chelsea right back into the reach of the Gunners, it also weakens them for next weekend’s clash between the two Premier League rivals. Mourinho will not be allowed to communicate with his players and Ramires, who won them the game with his cheating antics last season, will not be able to play. And with Willian out, the decision to sell Juan Mata to Man United is not looking too clever. .......Read the full article here
Adebayor convinced Spurs can take advantage of Arsenal in the NLD!
Emmanuel Adebayor, once loved by the Arsenal supporters, now probably one of the club’s most hated players currently in the game, will again face up against his former side whilst featuring for Arsenal’s biggest rivals in the North London Derby. .......Read the full article here
It has been a somewhat disappointing season for Santi Cazorla. The little Spaniard, who was voted as Player of the Year by the Arsenal fans in his debut season, has not quite managed to hit the same heights this time around. Cazorla has had plenty of problems to contend with, though.
He has had injuries disrupting his season and has had to make way for the club record signing Mesut Ozil, but has struggled to really find his best form. I know it is a little harsh, almost like the criticism that Lionel Messi has been getting this year, but when you set really high standards, that is what you are judged by. .......Read the full article here
Get ready Gunners, it is competition time again. As well as celebrating a historic Arsenal treble over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, you could be celebrating a historic win in the famous Just Arsenal t-shirt competition by predicting three things about tomorrow’s game at White Hart Lane.
For those of you who have just returned fr4om an expedition down the Amazon river, the rules are that you make the following three predictions in the comments section below:
A. The final result
B. The first player to score for Arsenal
C. The timing of the first goal for either side .......Read the full article here
It is no exaggeration to say that every game is like a cup-final now for Arsenal. In fact, one of them could actually be a cup-final as long as the Gunners do not mess it up against Wigan at the start of April. Before that, however, Arsenal have the small matter of March to get through and our Big F**king German reckons that the next four Premier League games will make or break the title race for Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
There is no love lost between Arsenal and Tottenham fans and all of the players and staff at both clubs know just how important it is to win the bragging rights in north London. But after a less than cordial relationship between Arsene Wenger and his opposite numbers Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas, the current Spurs boss and Wenger have been showing much more class.
Tim Sherwood will probably not have done himself any favours with the spuds faithful, but a Footytube video shows him being very complimentary about Wenger in his press conference ahead of the derby. .......Read the full article here
The thing about momentum is, like confidence and a good reputation, it takes some time to build up but can vanish in a split second. Arsenal have all three of these things at the minute and, if used correctly, they could mean that the Gunners’ title challenge is far from over, despite the seven point gap to Jose Mourinho and Chelsea.
What is absolutely vital now for Arsenal is a derby win at White Hart Lane on Sunday. We always want to win there, but it doesn’t happen that often. In fact, the last time we did the double over them in a season was 2007-08. Before that it was the year we last won a trophy. We need to do it again this year, or else we can kiss the Premier League crown goodbye. .......Read the full article here
No one at Arsenal was under any illusion that pulling off a repeat of last season’s Champions League win in Munich would be easy. In fact it would be close to a miracle, even though the Gunners did it before. We have to realise that Bayern took their eye off the ball a bit last time and we took advantage well.
Another blistering performance from the Germans at the weekend, in which they beat a pretty good Wolfsburg 6-1 away from home, shows that Pep Guardiola has made Bayern even stronger. They also seem relentless in their quest to be the first team to defend the European cup in it’s new format. .......Read the full article here
Like most Arsenal fans, I have no great love or affection for the former Manchester United hardman Roy Keane. But Patrick Vieira’s erstwhile foe is pretty entertaining as a TV pundit. He may say some of his comments to deliberately inflame the viewers, but he was spot on about Tottenham some weeks back when he said they will always let you down.
Surprisingly enough, that sentiment was echoed yesterday by the Tottenham manager, and Arsenal fan, Tim Sherwood. I have rarely seen a man so beaten down by the inadequacies of his players and he pulled no punches in his post-match interview. It was comedy gold for Arsenal fans, as Sherwood basically told the spuds fans to stop dreaming of a top four finish because it simply is not going to happen. .......Read the full article here
Some interesting news this morning is being reported that the Tottenham director Daniel Levy has gazumped Arsenal’s deal with Ian Broomfield, despite a verbal agreement with the Gunners having been confirmed.
The ex-Spurs and QPR head scout even released a statement a week ago saying: “The opportunity to work for Arsene Wenger at one of Europe’s top clubs, like Arsenal, was too good to turn down.
“I appreciated my time at QPR with Harry, but this is an exciting challenge which I’m looking forward to.” .......Read the full article here
Well Arsenal fans, we are into the last 10 Premier League games of the season. The Gunners had a fantastic first half of the campaign but have dropped off a bit in recent weeks. We are sitting in third place, four behind current leaders Chelsea and behind second placed Liverpool on goal difference. Man City are behind us but will leapfrog Arsenal if they win their games in hand.
So we are looking up obviously, having a strong finish and putting pressure on our rivals, but at the same time, we are just six points ahead of Tottenham who are our next opponents. Arsenal.com have compiled stats to show how the Gunners tend to do in the last 10 games and it is pretty encouraging. .......Read the full article here
It was very worrying for Arsenal fans to see three more players added to the injury list in the last couple of games. The fact that two of them, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal, were both left backs was even worse, especially as Thomas Vermaelen, who can play there as well as in the centre, was still unavailable. So of course the third player, Laurent Koscielny, had to be a defender as well. .......Read the full article here