Tag Archives: Xavi

Arsenal Tactics – How Wilshere and Ramsey SHOULD play together

Is the Wilshere-Ramsey partnership a problem? Or is it just the way it is being executed? by Usmanov

Whether we like this formation or not, the much spoke-against 4-1-4-1 formation has come to stay. More so, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are the two players crucial to this strategy being in the scheme of things for Arsenal this season. So unless either one of these players is out injured for a long time, we should expect to see this setup for very long periods this season.

Todays CRAZY Arsenal rumours! Xavi, De Gea, Sanchez and Wenger!

Sunday is always my favourite day for Arsenal transfer rumours as the weekend tabloids fill their numerous sports pages with any old crap to annoy real football fans!

To start with, the Mirror is reporting that Arsenal could be going after Barcelona’s flying winger Alexis Sanchez. He has had a brilliant season with the Catalan club, as in 25 La Liga starts Sanchez has scored 18 goals and made 10 assists, but they reckon Barcelona will sell him for just 20m this summer. My opinion – not a hope in hell!

No chance of Arsenal letting Wilshere go to Barcelona!

Barca eye yet another Arsenal player by Big Gun

Dear Gooners

By now we should all know that by logging onto this site, we are exposing ourselves to some really weird and wonderful rumours, especially during transfer windows. My advice is to take it with a pinch of salt, and if it sounds like rubbish, don’t read it. But every now and then, these rumours that sound like complete twak we never thought would be possible, to our dismay, end up becoming reality. In this particular case, I am posting this rumour, not to promote what the actual rumour is about, but more to promote the particular player mentioned and why he is the subject of the rumour.

Arsenal transfer pursuit of Gundogan under threat from Barcelona

According to the English media, Arsenal and Manchester United have both been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Borrusia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan, as Spanish giants Barcelona have entered the race to sign the midfielder, viewing him as a long-term replacement for club legend Xavi Hernandez, says the Express.

Xavi, now 33, is clearly in the twilight years of his career and does not seem to have many years left in him. The Catalan side have been scouting possible replacements for the club legend for quite some time now and seem to have settled for the German international. Gundogan has strikingly similar ball-playing attributes as that of Xavi and might well be penned down as the ideal replacement.

Continental B-team system to propel Arsenal above Barcelona?

There is a lot of talk and speculation flying around at the minute about how to improve the England national side, and the latest proposal could be fantastic news for Arsenal Football Club. The idea being discussed is to bring English football more into line with Europe by allowing and encouraging the bigger clubs to have a formal arrangement with lower clubs in a `feeder` capacity.

Arsenal’s new star Ozil is BETTER than MESSI

I can’t speak for the rest of the Arsenal fans, in fact I can’t really speak at all because my mouth is full of flies after walking around with my jaw hanging open since Monday night. However, I am going to go out on a limb and say that we are all excited about the prospect of Mesut Ozil playing at the Emirates.

The reaction from the football world continues to roll in, with many experts and players expressing their admiration of Arsene Wenger in securing the German international’s signature and their surprise at Florentino Perez and Real Madrid in letting him leave.

Ramsey and Wilshere will be Arsenal’s Xavi and Iniesta

Arsenal have two midfield stars for years to come by Stefan

I wrote a piece the other day on how Aaron Ramsey was getting back to his best for Arsenal and how he may be finally fulfilling his potential that was clear since the age of 18. Anybody who watched the Champions League play-off second leg against Fenerbache will have seen him. He scored both goals and was the best player on the pitch for the whole game.

Who will be Arsenal’s MVP this year? Suarez? Cazorla?

Will Suarez be the key for Arsenal? by Stefan

Every season I think each club and squad needs to be built around a certain player. Some of the most successful teams of all time have been built around a certain player. France won the 1998 World Cup from building their team around Zinedine Zidane, the 1970 Brazil World Cup squad was built around Pele despite the team being packed full of top players.

In modern times Barcelona is built around the two central midfielders and Lionel Messi up front. The question is, who will Arsenal be based around for the coming season?

Arsenal Debate – Why is Arteta always undervalued?

Arteta – a modern day Gilberto by Dave G

I read a comment today on JustArsenal by Kirby82 (on the article about player confidence showing our development). Kirby82 said: “Just a note to everybody drawing up their dream Arsenal squads 13/14.

Not one of u have included Arteta and i dont think you realise just how crucial he is to us. vision/passing/experience/awareness !! It would take a Xavi or an Alonso to replace what he does.”

The latest developments on Fabregas to Arsenal

Of all the players who have left Arsenal in recent years, Cesc Fabregas is maybe the only one that most Arsenal fans still think well of. We understood that he was a local boy who had come through the academy of FC Barcelona and still had the dream of pulling on their shirt. Every football fan can understand this, so although it hurt us and left a gaping hole at the heart of the Arsenal midfield, we appreciated why he left.

Arsenal Analysis – Mikel Arteta is the backbone of our team

Analysing Arteta: Dissecting the Spanish maestro’s game. By Jules

As this week is a Champions League week, a competition neither we or any other English club are still in, we were able to enjoy the football on show without being burdened by the stresses and strains of going toe to toe for ninety minutes against the continent’s finest. However, for those of us who did not want to simply sit idly gazing at the television screens, it was an opportunity to analyse and compare players of other clubs against those of The Arsenal, position by position as well as collectively.

Wilshere has it all says Arsenal team mate

Santi Cazorla has had a fantastic start to his career at Arsenal, scoring 11 Premier League goals and providing eight assists. The Spanish international can play anywhere across the midfield and has an eye for goal. For Spain, he has played with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi, David Silva and Fabregas, so when a player really impresses him you know they must be something special.

Jack Wilshere was not quite fit to play when Cazorla first arrived, and when he did return there was a period of adjustment for quite a few members of the Gunners while they got used to each other. Now they are getting more comfortable with each other, and Santi is now really appreciating the immense talent of Wilshere and what he brings to Arsenal.