Backpage Roundup: Jenkinson Set for New Deal, Pogrebnyak Wants Arshavin Reunion, Frimpong Wants to Stay, Aneke Loan Extended and More

Jenkinson Set to Sign New Improved Deal Carl Jenkinson has agreed to sign a new long-term deal with Arsenal, according to a report published by Sky Sports. The 20-year-old defender has been in fine form deputising for Bacary Sagna at the right-back spot this season and could also make his England debut on Wednesday against […]

We got our Arsenal back

We’ve seen some absolutely mad games over the last couple of years, and this one probably tops the lot. At the end of the night, an early-round League Cup game I hadn’t thought that much about ended with a final score of Reading 5-7 Arsenal. At half time the Arsenal fans sang “we want our […]

No point letting Arshavin leave for free now

With Andrei Arshavin being in the last year of his contract, he can walk away for nothing from the Emirates at the end of the current football season. However, reports have been circulating that Arsenal is willing to let the Russian international head back to Russia before that country’s transfer window closes on Sept. 6. […]

Cazorla signing brings a much-needed buzz

When the club finally confirmed on Tuesday – after weeks of rumours – the signing of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla, it brought about an excitement in me, and seemingly Arsenal fans everywhere, that hasn’t been felt for a long time. Perhaps it is simply because he joins other exciting players, Podolski and Giroud, and because […]

Arshavin departure leaves yet more questions

Arsenal announced today that they have chosen to loan out Andrey Arshavin back to his former club Zenit St Petersburg for the rest of the season. A marquee signing when he joined in January 2009, the captain of the Russian international team proved an instant success, lifting the team to a 4th place finish almost […]

“In Arsene We…(Fill in the Blank)”

This week, American businessman, billionaire, and possible future owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Stan Kroenke flew into London in order to publicly express his full support of Arsene Wenger. Arsenal’s board of directors has had some interesting topics to discuss, which include, but are certainly not limited to: Robin van Persie’s future with the […]

Arsenal Midfielder Andrei Arshavin on Zenit St. Petersburg’s Radar

Arsenal FC’s out-of-favour attacking midfielder Andrei Arshavin is on the radar of his former club Zenit St. Petersburg, the Russian club’s officials have confirmed. Coach Arsene Wenger signed Arshavin from his hometown club in January 2009 for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £15 million. While he was pretty decent in […]

Credit where credit’s Djou

Sorry about the title, but I can’t resist a good pun if possible. Misleading as it might be, I must stress that I am not saying Johan Djourou deserves any credit for his performance against Manchester United. However, for all the criticism surrounding Arsene Wenger for his choice to remove Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain just as he’d […]

“Live Fast. Die Young. Leave a Handsome Corpse: The Arsenal Story.”

So then, this is what heartache feels like. This is what it means to have the figurative broken heart. I have decided I don’t like this feeling, at all. And I want it to go away. Needlessto say, many hard-core Arsenal fans like myself are in agony at this moment in time. The team that we love so […]

Desperate Wenger is living off his reputation

Arsenal fans who argue that Arsene Wenger should not be sacked can only come up with one reason – “He’s our most successful manager ever”. Others might also point to his unearthing of talents like Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. The theme here? It’s all stuff from an increasingly long time ago. Wenger himself resorted […]

Arsenal lose three Premier League matches in a row

For the first time in five years we have now lost three Premiership matches in a row. I am starting this story now Tuesday evening the 17th where the thoughts of last nights radio conversation on Talksports Drivetime between Adrian Durham and Ray Parlour are still fresh in my mind. The radio show host was […]

Arshavin likely leaving in summer

It looks more and more likely with each passing day that Andrey Arshavin will pack up his boots and leave London during the summer, likely back to Russia with Zenit St Petersburg, where he’s still considered a hero. In fact, it seems all of Russia regards Arshavin as some kind of football genius since he […]

Forget the defence, Arsenal’s problem is on the wings

Six years ago to this very day, Theo Walcott signed for Arsenal Football Club at the age of just 16-years old. The teenager, who had set the Football League Championship and the south coast alight whilst playing for Southampton, was signed by Arsene Wenger just a couple of months before his 17th birthday. After a […]

Arsenal to be cautious with signings

Here we are in the January transfer window, and we are all excited over the new stars that will be coming to the Emirates. There is talk of this one, and talk of that one. Yet behind all the hype in the press you have Wenger telling us what I am afraid is going to […]

Arshavin accolade arrives as he ponders Arsenal departure

Here is one for you: Andrey Arshavin has become the athlete of the year for the fourth year in a row according to a body known as the all-Russian public opinion research center. No, I am not making this up (for once). It says so, here, in black and white on AA23’s very own website. […]

Arsenal looking too complacent for top four

As we saw from the second half of the Wolves game, this Arsenal team is more than capable of creating chances and dominating the opposition all over the pitch, but as we saw from the first half – at 1-0 against an ‘easy’ team, they go to sleep. We’ve recently seen United win 5-0 twice […]

Park Helps Arsenal Beat Bolton

Arsenal were saved by a quickfire double salvo from Andrey Arshavin and Park Chu-Young as they secured progression to the Carling Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Bolton. The pair scored within three minutes of one another after the break to continue the Gunners’ unbeaten League Cup run at the Emirates Stadium after receiving a […]

Arshavin admits under performing – oh, really!

Andrey Arshavin has admitted Arsenal fans are right to demand more than he is currently producing. The Russia forward has been heavily criticised after scoring just once in his last 18 games for the Gunners, with his performances falling well short of those during the early part of his career in England. Arshavin, who joined Arsenal from Zenit […]

Rejuvenated Arshavin back to his best for Arsenal

The Swansea game wasn’t the easiest to watch, I have to admit. We looked nervous at the back and uncomfortable throughout the 90 minutes; in fact we looked like a team that was still struggling to come to terms with having the absolute stuffing knocked out of us by one of our greatest rivals which was […]

Arsenal take narrow 1-0 win over Premier League new-boys

Arsenal arrested their worrying run of form with a narrow 1-0 win over Premier League new-boys Swansea at the Emirates. Andrei Arshavin scored an opportunist’s goal five minutes before the break after a mistake from Swans keeper Michel Vorm, but they failed to kill off Swansea, who rallied late on as some desperate defending and a howling […]

Galatasaray Sign Eboue From Arsenal

Galatasaray have completed the signing of Emmanuel Eboue from Arsenal, in a deal worth £3.5m. The 28-year old Ivorian has signed for the Turkish side, after agreeing terms and completing a medical this morning. Eboue arrived at Arsenal, after leaving Belgium side, Beveren in 2005. He made 132 appearances for The Gunners, scoring 5 goals. […]

Forget Cesc, hail Arsenal’s new boy king Wilshere

The king is dead. Long live the king. Well, not dead exactly. Rather, removed from the Arsenal. Yes, Cesc Fabregas has finally moved to Barcelona. The news broke last night and he is undergoing a medical in Spain now. The fee is around £35million but the money isn’t important because we probably won’t spend it. […]

Arshavin Wants To Stay At Arsenal

Andrey Arshavin has ruled out moves to Real Madrid and Anzhi Makhachkala and pledged his future to Arsenal. The 30-year-old failed to display his best form for Arsenal last season and has just one year remaining on his present deal. He has held talks with the Gunners board over a 12-month extension but as yet, a deal […]