There is a lot to be said for the impact that a good team morale can have on the performances of the players, both as individuals and as a collective unit, so the fact the Gunners’ new signing Alexis Sanchez seems to be creating the same sort of buzz around the club as the arrival of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid did last year, can only be good news for Gooners everywhere.
It is not long now, Arsenal fans, until the Gunners are back in the action. In four weeks time, we will already have had the Emirates Cup, with games against Benfica and AS Monaco at the Emirates stadium. Then Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal team to Wembley for the Community Shield against Man City before the real serious business begins the following week with the visit of Crystal Palace. And I cannot wait.
It was one of the many big blows that Arsenal had to cope with last season, when our German international striker Lukas Podolski picked up a hamstring injury in just his second competitive game of the season, against Turkish club Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-offs.
The prolific striker had already bagged a couple of goals by then, and once he came back from the treatment room around four months, continued with his impressive strike rate. It makes you think that Arsenal could have done much better than our fourth placed finish if Podolski had not had that injury, but it also bodes well for next season.
Now that Arsene Wenger has finally, officially put his signature on the new Arsenal contract, Gooners can relax, or worry, about what the future holds for the club. After all the will he, won’t he, should he, could he speculation, the players and fans know that the next three years, and the success or failure they bring, will be down to the Frenchman.
After the nightmare that Man United are going through after the departure of the purple nosed one, this is a relief. And it is an opportunity as well, although not an easy one. After spending so long at the top of the Premier League table this season and the terrible luck we had with injuries, most Arsenal fans will be hoping, if not expecting, a serious title challenge next season.
Arsene finally discovers that winning formula!
Over the years, I have been negative on the outlook for Arsenal Football Club, most notably under the guidance of the clubs most successful manager, Arsene Wenger. After the stellar signing of signing of Mesut Ozil on deadline day, I was optimistic that this was the season for Arsenal to make up serious ground on their rivals. Whilst winning the Premiership did not materialise in the end, they have managed to shift the burden of their nine year drought and in doing so have brought joy to fans all over the world.
Maybe it is my memory playing tricks on me, because it is a long time since Arsenal won their last trophy, not including the Emirates cup or the Wenger trophy of course, but it seemed to me that there was a lot more emotion than usual from the Prof.
It looked like there was as much relief as there was joy after the final whistle had blown at Wembley. Maybe that was because of the way the Gunners had been forced to to make a historic comeback to avoid a third cup final heartbreak in a row. Or maybe it was that the pressure valve of nine years was suddenly released. What does seem certain, though, is that all of the Arsenal players and staff absolutely loved their taste of success and will be hungry for more.
What cannot Kill ya, Will only make ya Stronger Arsenal fans by Popeye786Sailor
ET 108` Giroud’s back heel to Ramsey and it looks like Ramsey is going to find a way through the Hull defense and oh man, he scores a killer. Arsenal are on course to go back to glory days, thus ending the nine year Arsenal curse and who is at it again? Aaron Ramsey the savior to the rescue.
Did you really think it would be easy Arsenal fans? The Gunners had been talking all week about coping with the pressure and learning from the mistakes made against Birmingham City at Wembley three years ago. But that failure in the league cup was always going to increase the pressure on this current crop of Arsenal players.
And we were staring down the barrel before 10 minutes of the game had passed. There were quite a few key moments along the hard road to victory, with Santi Cazorla’s free kick right up there amongst them. But the Arsenal vice captain told Arsenal Player that he thinks the halftime team talk delivered by Arsene Wenger was one of the major factors in getting our hands on the FA cup trophy.
There have been some suggestions in the media that Arsenal are not giving their FA cup final opponents the respect they should. I feel that most of the media would love it if the Gunners slipped up. It would give them lots of things to write about and would enable them to keep banging on about blah, blah, years without a trophy etc.
Mesut Ozil has already played a significant part in Arsenal reaching the FA cup final and having a fantastic opportunity to get the trophy that could lead to a new era of Gunners glory. Before he picked up an injury away to Bayern Munich, the German international signed off with the crucial opening goal and then another assist as Arsenal beat Everton in the quarter-finals.
That was the third big Premier League club we had to get past in the competition, leaving just Hull City standing in our way. The fans really need this trophy, as does the team, and our record signing is determined to do everything he can to provide it for us.
Things seem to be on the up for Arsenal. Now the sting of seeing the Premier League title challenge falter after a fantastic start has eased off a bit, we are looking ahead to a Wembley final with a great chance to put the silverware stress to one side and lead to some great years of success for Arsenal Football Club.
That is the opinion of the captain Thomas Vermaelen, although it seems like he might not be around to share it if he does move in this summer. The Belgian international believes that the team is in great shape for the future, and the amount of time we spent at the top of the table surely backs this up. We have got to sort the medical side out, buy a few stars and go for it.
I don’t even want to think about what will happen if Hull City repeat the feat of Birmingham City in 2011 by denying Arsenal against all odds and beating us in a Wembley final. We know it could happen though and, according to vatious reports in the media, it could have big repercussions.
Some people are saying that Arsene Wenger will decide to call it a day if he fails to end Arsenal’s nine year wait for a trophy, while others claim the opposite and think the Frenchman will be happy to quit while he is ahead and has some of his reputation restored. There could also be a number of Arsenal players who consider their futures if we fail again, while it could make it harder to persuade potential signings to come to the Emirates stadium.