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NY Red Bulls v Arsenal – KJ´s Player ratings

Arsenal 0 – 1 New York Red Bulls Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
He made the saves he needed to make and was good with his distribution.

Jenkinson – 3
Awful performance by him. No composure and very clumsy. Was at fault for the goal.

Hayden – 7
Very composed display by him. Made some good tackles and his passing was calm and crisp.

Monreal – 4
He struggled massively but it’s understandable considering he’s playing completely out of position and doesn’t have the physicality of a CB.

Gibbs – 6
Decent overall performance by him. Nothing spectacular.

Arsenal depleted and defeated in New York! Don’t Panic!

Look, Arsenal fans, I know it is never nice to lose a game, especially to a team that you are expected to beat, like New York Red Bulls from the American MLS. But they did have the greatest striker in Arsenal’s history, Thierry Henry, on their side and are in the middle of their proper season.

Not only are the Arsenal players just limbering up for their own serious business of the Premier League and Champions League exploits, but we had so many of our first team players missing because of the World Cup finals in Brazil.

Why Wilshere MUST NOT be Arsenal’s Defensive Midfielder!

Wilshere cannot play DM for Arsenal. by KJ

Last night, there were a few articles (including on Just Arsenal) reporting that Wenger is not looking to improve his midfield options and this has prompted many Arsenal fans to discuss whether Jack Wilshere is good enough to play as a defensive midfielder for us. The simple answer is no, not yet anyway. He has a long way to go before we can consider him a competent starter for us.

Wenger hails Willock as Arsenal star of the future!

With the Premier League due to kick off in less than a month, Arsenal and all of our rivals are currently in pre-season, with plenty of training sessions, some friendly games and tours of far flung lands, as well as the odd tournament like the Emirates Cup.

There are commercial reasons for some of this stuff, of course, but the main thing is to get the players fit and ready for the serious business of leagues and cup competitions. It is not just about fitness, however, as it also gives Arsene Wenger the chance to introduce some of the young Arsenal players into the team and to see how they react to playing with the big boys.

Why I’m happy that Mourinho keeps digging at Arsenal!

First of all Arsenal fans, do not ever make the mistake of thinking that anything Jose Mourinho says about Arsene Wenger and Arsenal is not calculated to get under the skin. We know that the Portuguese manager has had a personal issue with our Frenchman, going back to when he first arrived in the Premier League.

Wenger and Mourinho tried to say it was behind them last season, right before it all flared up again. The Chelsea boss will do anything to win, with all his talk of doing things the right way. This is the man who would stoop to sticking his finger in the eye of someone from the opposing side and make up stories about referees going into the opposing manager’s room at halftime.

Jack’s home early to get Arsenal career back on track

It might sound a bit daft to be talking about Jack Wilshere running out of time to get his Arsenal career back on track, as the lad is only 22-years old and has missed so much time due to a string of injuries, but he certainly cannot afford to stand still for too long, or else he could be overtaken by some of the new young Gunners coming through.

And that is to say nothing of the fact that Arsene Wenger is now able to spend the money and attract some top class players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to the club. With Aaron Ramsey becoming the Gunners’ star player in the centre of midfield, Wilshere must know that this season could be make or break for him.

WOW! TV’s Hansen admits he was WRONG about Arsenal star

This should be another reminder to any of the current or future Arsenal players, that criticism can be constructive, as long as you react in the right way to it. And our flying forward, Theo Walcott has done just that since Alean Hansen said four years ago that the young Gunner just did not have a football brain.

To be fair, I do not know if Hansen’s harsh words had any effect on Walcott, but he has certainly proved the former Liverpool and Scotland defender dead wrong, as Hansen admits in his final column for The Telegraph as he retires from that and his Match of the Day duties.

Arsenal injury update – Flamini confident about Diaby and Walcott

Matthieu Flamini is in a confident mood ahead of the new Arsenal season, and reckons that if the Gunners can get over our injury problems there is no reason why we cannot win more trophies in the coming season. In the transfer window all Arsenal fans are hoping for new arrivals, but surely if we had a fully fit squad all through last season we would have been much closer to the top of the table in the end.

It is very interesting that Flamini chose Abou Diaby for a special first mention. “It’s very positive for the club and the team to have Abou back [in training], because he’s a very talented player,” he told Goal.com.

Jack Wilshere MUST step up for Arsenal this season…..

Why this is Jack Wilshere’s season by AT

It’s been three seasons now since Wilshere suffered an injury that would rule him out of an entire year of football and would lead him to have surgery that could’ve potentially ended his footballing career. Now he’s played for the majority of the last two seasons but has failed to capture the form that made him renowned as one of the best talents in Europe during the 10/11 season.

Arsenal finally complete a transfer!! But who is the England international?

Yes Arsenal fans, we have finally completed the first signing of the summer, but it is not one of the ones you were hoping to hear about. So while we wait for more positive Arsenal transfer news on the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Sami Khedira and Angel Di Maria, let us see who we have signed.

His name is Ben Sheaf and the Gunners have snapped him up from the West Ham academy, where he built a reputation as one of the most promising young English midfielders of his age group. The 16-year old has already played for the England under 16 team, last year at the USA NIKE international tournament.

Who will and who should be the next Arsenal captain?

In the last few years, Arsenal have gone through captains faster than Jose Mourinho has gone through people who like him. Arsene Wenger looks like he is going to have to pick someone for the armband again this summer, even if the Frenchman decides to make Thomas Vermaelen see out his contract.

A player who is pushing to leave the club is far from the ideal man to lead the rest of the Gunners in their chase for silverware. The verminator did well to keep his chin up last season, but Arsenal need a new captain this year, but who should it be?

Wilshere devastated but looking forward to BIG Arsenal season

The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has had a torrid season since his injury with the England team earlier this year, and he was only used sparingly by Roy Hodgson in Brazil. His career has been blighted with injuries ever since he exploded onto the scene as a precocious 16 year-old.

Now he realises that he can’t be called a promising youngster any longer and its time for him to mature. He told the Guardian: “It’s easy for me to stand here and say: ‘We’re young, we can go forward,’”