Tag Archives: Wenger

Did Arsenal boss miss a trick with Walcott and Ramsey?

It seems a little bit churlish to complain about things that Arsene Wenger has done after Arsenal won an away game 2-0, but just as I look for positives after a disappointing result, I do feel that there were a few strange decisions from the Frenchman at Sunderland today.

I can understand why Wenger was a bit cautious after the Gunners’ por start to the season and our habit of conceding poor goals. But this was Sunderland at a low ebb and once we were ahead, I do not understand why the boss only gave Aaron Ramsey about five minutes on the pitch at the end.

Sunderland v Arsenal review – Alexis seals another lucky win

I don’t think it is too harsh on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to say that the win away to Sunderland was a bit on the lucky side. The Gunners did score twice and keep a rare clean sheet, but that was mostly down to the poor performance of the home side rather than any real quality on our part.

Wenger’s team selection and tactics were, for me, a little negative and suggested that the manager and the players are fairly low on confidence. With Sunderland having been handed a proper pasting at Southampton, a confident Gunners team would have ripped into them straight away and would probably have put the game to bed by halftime.

Thanks Wenger, but either change or get out of Arsenal!

No Arsenal fan can be happy with the performances NOR the results by KM

After being slaughtered every time I put Arsenal’s faults down to the manager, he comes out once again to prove my points correct. Happy birthday Arsene, there are your three points. Taking the points was massive, because it means one more win and we will most likely go through.

But bar the points, the only positive I can take is Alexis Sanchez. What a player we bought there! Bar the undeniable quality, his lightning pace and his finishing, we have a fighter. His spirit and commitment to the game are undeniable. He saved our point against Hull and he was our only threat going forward.

Arsenal Debate – Can Ramsey and Wilshere play together?

With Arsenal struggling with injury problems in the midfield department, just like everywhere else on the pitch, it is easy to see why Arsene Wenger played both Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere against Anderlecht on Wednesday. But it did not really work and there is a theory that the two central midfielders are too similar and do not really work for Arsenal when they play together.

Will Diaby ever play for Arsenal again?

You have to feel sorry for Abou Diaby. When he signed for Arsenal Football Club back in January 2006 as a 19-year old, Arsene Wenger clearly saw him as the natural successor to his fellow Frenchman and midfielder Patrick Vieira. And he was already starting to show that he could be when a horror tackle from Sunderland’s Dan Smith began the incredibly long series of injuries that have dogged Diaby ever since.

Wenger referred to that tackle again today in his pre match press conference for our way trip to face Sunderland, as reported by The Mirror. But the manager also revealed that the 28-year old would not be available to play yet again, as he is sidelined with yet another injury, this time a calf problem.

Arsenal in SIX way Premier League transfer battle for German star?

One of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours could see the Gunners embroiled in a transfer battle with five other Premier League clubs, according to a report in The Mirror. And that could definitely turn into an interesting fight.

The player involved, German international winger Karim Bellarabi, must be feeling quite good about himself after scouts from Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool, Man United, Tottenham and Newcastle all turned up to watch him play for Bayer Leverkusen against the Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League this week.

Arsenal MUST use Chambers to cover Koscielny injury blow!!

Arsenal seem to be operating under Murphy’s Law at the moment, which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And with the defensive side of the Arsenal squad being the weakest right now, of course that means that Laurent Koscielny has now added even further to the problems, as reported by Sky Sports.

Arsene Wenger has revealed in his latest injury update, that the France international centre back will not be back in contention for the Gunners before the next international break. So if we are lucky (Hah!) then he will return to the squad for the home clash with Man United on November 22nd, which would be pretty handy.

Time for Arsenal to move it or lose it on Reus transfer

Arsene Wenger may not have much more time to make up his mind about this particular transfer target. Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund has been linked with us for a long while and continues to be the subject of many Arsenal transfer rumours.

But the talented and exciting Germany international will not come cheap and may not even come at all. THere is a buy out clause in his contract, believed to be more than £30 million according to a Talksport report. But any potential suitor would have to persuade him that the transfer was right for him as Dortmund are not keen to sell their star and his current deal lasts until 2017.

Why Gibbs goal could be the BIGGEST of Arsenal’s season

I am not even going to try to claim that the two late goals which won the Champions League game against Anderlecht in Brussels last night were just rewards for the team’s efforts. For most of the match, the Gunners just could not make things happen, even though we did control the ball for large periods.

But as Arsene Wenger alluded to after the game, Arsenal have been dominant in most of our games this season and been creating a lot more than we did last night, while not getting the results. And the Frenchman suggested that this was getting to the players and causing them to try and force the issue, leading to less creativity in our performance, not more.

Arsenal set to poach TOP defender from Chelsea?

This should be music to the ears of Arsenal fans everywhere, because ever since the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich started pumping money into Chelsea, the Blues have regularly been able to beat the Gunners to any transfer targets that both clubs want, as well as being able to poach the likes of Ashley Cole with the offer of a massive hike in salary.

So to see the Metro report which reveals that Chelsea are set to miss out on one of their main transfer targets because the player has set his heart on playing for Arsenal, has got to be good news. The player in question is the Germany international centre back Antonio Rudiger.

Should Arsenal be wary of Sunderland backlash?

Next up for Arsenal is the trip north to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. And you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the perfect time to face Gus Poyet and his team, as they are still reeling from their worst ever defeat in the Premier League, an 8-0 battering at the hands of high flying Southampton.

Has Wenger lost his Midas Touch for Arsenal?

Having come under intense criticism over his ineptitude or unwillingness to bring the needed top players to Arsenal, in addition to his continued disinterest towards tactical flexibility, Arsene Wenger must be a hugely worried man. However, it would be lunacy to question Wenger’s integrity, as the Frenchman will always be a part of the Arsenal folklore and, rational or not, should know what he is doing. Personally, when he analyses how Arsenal have fared so far, will Wenger be satisfied?