Mhkitaryan and Aubameyang can’t save Arsenal on their own

The ex-Dortmund pairing of Henrik Mhkitaryan and Pierrie-Emerick Aubameyang both arrived at Arsenal in January and they have both settled in quite quickly, and it was great to see them combine for the Gunners second and third goals against Watford last weekend.

Their arrival was maybe too little too late to help us out this season as we were already too far behind the Top Four to make any major challenge, but even if they do click, Shkrodan Mustafi believes that the whole team needs to click, not just our two new arrivals. “Obviously they’ve known each other for a long time, but football isn’t about one pair, or three players playing together,” Mustafi said on

“We need to find more solutions as a team playing from the back up to the front and through the whole team.

“We have to try to find more solutions so we can bring everyone’s strength [into play]. That’s when we are at our best, when we can play the way that everyone is playing at their strengths. Then we achieve different results.

“For Pierre, I think it’s a little bit too early to make a statement, because I think it needs time. He needs games to see how he’s going to settle.”

There is no doubt that they will be excellent additions to the squad, especially from next season, but Mustafi is right; What is the point of having a brilliant attacking force if our defenders act like headless chickens and our midfield simply doesn’t have enough talent to compete with the best. My only hope is that having these two in the side will convince other top players that it is worth the risk of coming to Arsenal and challenging for honours once again, which we are not going to do without some major changes.

Darren N


  1. qone says:

    we have to first of all to strenghten the defence. back when mr. graham was manager tje first thing was he had a good back four. once we scored it was difficult to concede. ġooner = for ever

  2. Tikitaka says:

    Come on you barca;

    1. neil says:

      Well 2-0 up should see Barca thru…
      Nothing against Giroud but both he and Sanchez moved for CL matches and out already….

      BUT… remember we have done nothing yet ! Would be just like us to lose 3-0 after getting first leg lead .. fingers and everything crossed for tomorrows game! COYG

  3. John0711 says:

    They cannot save us with wenger in charge. And what all this “ Wenger is the most decorated manager after fergie” coming from the AKB
    I hope they realise he’s been in the job longer than anyone

    1. Ken 1945 says:

      Yes and one fact goes with the other.
      Makes perfect sense, thanks for pointing that out.

      1. John0711 says:

        Ken please explain ?

        Nice to see you back by the way !

        If he’s in the job a lot longer he’s had more chance to win things however there are two Majors trophies the CL and the PL
        How many have we won in over 20 years ?
        And then look at the moment met he’s spent

        1. Ken 1945 says:

          Ive never been away, just following my club from Scotland down to England and back a few times.
          Let’s answer your questions.
          First of all, who many times have we won the CL in the last 20 years?
          Exactly the same amount of times we have won it since the formation of the competition. A big fat zero.
          But we did get to the final in 2005/6 and the semi final in 2008/9.
          Your right, I’m missing it too, but you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone eh? Still, the media told us it was never a trophy so I guess the Europa is a good substitute.

          How many times have we won the FA cup in the last 20 years?
          7 but just 13 times in our history. Still, those 7 have made us the most successful club in the competition.
          I put those facts in as I believe they are relevant to the original statement regarding Wenger..

          How many times have we won the PL in the last twenty years?
          3 and in the 101 years that we have been in the top flight of football, we have won the competition … but you must know that, so I’ll let you work out the better average over the 101 years versus 20 years.

          I think you last point is how much money the CLUB HAS SPENT in the last 20 years. Don’t know that sorry. I will hazard a guess though that its not as much as clubs such as City, United, Chelsea, Liverpool and maybe even the Spuds?
          But I suppose tht’s a unfair comparision as we did spend a little bit of revenue on a new stadium, none of the above clubs have had that expenditure.
          I know we have opposite opinions regarding Wenger and I do respect your views.
          Despite that and the facts above, I do believe it is time for Arsene to go.
          I hope we win the Europa cup, then he can go out on the high I believe he deserves and you will have your new manager (who I will support of course).
          Seems like the perfect ending to me!

  4. gotanidea says:

    Only richer and more ambitious owner and manager can save Arsenal

    If we can replace Kroenke with Sheikh Mansour or Abramovich and Wenger with Guardiola, we would see a big change

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      so the fans wants the club to be the next city and Psg…?

      abramovich has been quiet since his divorce..and hes no match for the Sheikh

  5. Sue says:

    No they can’t, but I’m glad we have them & with a couple of cb’s, gk & dm in the summer, the future is looking bright!!!

  6. Robin Vanpayslip V2.1 (now with cojones - firmware update to increase cojones to Chuck Norris levels) says:

    In PEA and Ozil we have the coolest players on the league. That is all that concerns me.

  7. pires says:

    and some fools on here were saying that we cannot attract great players…..Because of Wenger of course

  8. GB says:

    I want Wenger gone but yes, that’s totally out of order!

    1. pires says:

      Calm down phil,you have your opinion and i have mine.You ignore ,also,a lot of time the headline and it’s your right

      1. Phil says:

        Mr Iwobi-trust me I am very calm.Bewildered is the word I would describe my feelings as.
        Wenger will be gone soon.This is a fact that everyone acknowledges.Even Wenger knows his days are numbered as all of a sudden he seems to have got a bit hot under the collar over very trivial questions put to him.
        Let me ask you a question.When the day arrives when Wenger is finally out of OUR Club (tomorrow morning is too long in my mind to wait) What and who will his adoring public turn to for their next Super Hero to worship?Dont think we will let you start clinging on to one of ours.You go find your own mate

        1. pires says:

          we don’t worship him, we, actually, do respect him.The day of his departure we hope that the board will find a good manager to step in his seat .A Jardim or Allegri will do it for me….AS for Iwobi he will soon prove you wrong

          1. John Ibrahim says:

            not Allegri for me….he cant build and run a team on a budget….too defensive minded…

            Jardim on the other hand has the potential….

            Iwobi may become good if he puts in the effort….but it seems that hes into partying and drinking these days….
            just like Szech he maybe replaced by another youngster or externally if the board financially backs

          2. Phil says:

            So you are happy to give your respect to a Manager who has CONSISTENTLY underachieved for the last decade are you?The Team has got CONSISTENTLY worse each season but you are happy to show the Manager respect?Our league position has got CONSISTENTLY worse each season but you are still happy to show the Manager respect?The style of play we use has got CONSISTENTLY worse each season but you are happy to show the Manager respect?The level of support for the team has got CONSISTENTLY worse each season but your still content to show this Manager respect?
            There is a theme going on here you know.
            Wenger is CONSISTENTLY getting respect for failing to do his job for which he is very well paid.And your supporting this failure?And you feel this is correct?
            Nice work if you can get it

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Phil, you have really gone overboard by launching personal attacks when others do not agreeing with you….

      you need to calm down Phil and stop calling others rude names

      1. Phil says:

        With respect John I’m not too bovvered.
        I can take the “Fool” commentt But A MILWALL FAN?
        That’s SHOCKING ???

        1. Ken 1945 says:

          Well Phil,
          Is this what you meant when you discussed the conversations between Jon Fox and myself?
          Suddenly OUR club has become the property of those who agree with YOU alone? Is that what your saying when you talk about shirt tails?
          The next superhero at OUR club will be the one who succeeds Wenger, whoever he is. WHY? Because he will be the manager of Arsenal Football Club.
          This site is NOT here for the exclusive use of one set of fans and their opinions unless admin inform me otherwise of course.
          Phil, Pires has been called a lot worse things than being a Millwall fan but he has always been polite, as Jon Fox pointed out.
          If you want to read what can really make someone scream out YOU ABSOLUTE F*****G T**T, then try this…We only beat Chelsea in last years cup final because they were out celebrating winning the league the night before! Yes, that came from one of the Wenger out brigade of course.

          Once again Jon tells us that passion belongs to the real football fans born out of real love for the club…such noble words …but only if and as long as they agree with his views.
          Quote: He would have a team of fighters while anyone who has a different opinion would have a team of coasters and cowards…Jon do you not understand that the above is offensive in the extreme? Why do you have to be so confrontational? THIS IS NOT REAL FOOTBALL TALK, it’s an excuse for having a holier than thou attitude.
          I am as passionate an Arsenal fan as you are and ever will be, so don’t have the audacity to even hint otherwise.
          I have promised myself to be subjective (but not submissive) with our differences, so I hope you will sit back and digest my thoughts.
          It could and would be nice to have a constructive debate, so I shall put the ball in your court.

          PIRES, I noted that you have said on a few occasions “our english fans”. I assume that means you are based outside of the UK? Would be interesting to know how far the gooner family has reached in your case.

          1. pires says:

            Algeria,which is not of course the farthest in the world our gooners family has reached but it ,still,will make you happy,I’m sure, that people like me have a deep love for your club

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