Flamini and NOT Ozil best summer capture, claims Arsenal legend

Mathieu Flamini and not Mesut Ozil, was Arsene Wenger’s best summer signing for Arsenal, according to former Gunners star Emmanuel Petit. Flamini has added grit to the Arsenal midfield and with his presence the flair players have been able to maraud forward and help rocket the Emirates outfit to the top of the Premier League. Wenger […]

Özil capture sparked Arsenal renascence, says Gunners legend

Arsene Wenger’s capture of Mesut Özil has signalled an Arsenal renascence. That is according to former Gunners ace Emmanuel Petit, who believes the arrival of the £42.5million playmaker from Real Madrid proves the Emirates outfit are no longer a selling club. Özil, 24, has been hugely influential since he pitched up in north London and […]

Thinking outside the eighteen-yard box – the need for a holding midfielder (or two)

My favourite Arsenal picture may seem a strange choice. It’s taken in April 1998, at a tense moment of Arsenal’s 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United at Highbury (the programme from which you can see above). All eyes are on Toon striker Alan Shearer, who was preparing to unleash one of his scud missile […]

Petit: Firing Wenger Would Have Come Back to Haunt Arsenal

  Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has said that Arsene Wenger is the only solution to the Gunners’ problems and he is relieved that his countryman wasn’t fired by the Arsenal board when the club was going through a dark period earlier this year. Before their resurgence in league form that began with the 7-1 […]

Muamba tragedy should trigger less cheating in the game

The sight of the prone figure of Fabrice Muamba on the White Hart Lane pitch early on Saturday evening was one that shocked football to the extent that Real Madrid players sported wording on their match shirts wishing him a full recovery the following evening. This for a peripheral player of a relegation threatened Premier […]

Arsenal knocked out of the FA Cup

Short of a miracle it will be seven years since Arsenal last won a trophy, and it now looks like we will struggle for fourth place. I started this post before our loss to Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of light. I am now sat here nervously waiting for our fifth round FA Cup tie […]