Henry Training with Arsenal, Wenger Rates Saints Highly, Cazorla Looks Back at Suarez Pursuit, Bellerin Loaned…


Henry Training with Arsenal Arsenal FC have released some pictures of their former striker Thierry Henry training with their first-team squad at Hertfordshire training complex. The 36-year-old former Gunner – who now plies his trade in the MLS with the New York Red Bulls – often re-joins the North London outfit in the off-seasons to […]

Walcott Injures Ankle in Training, Gustavo Would Like Arsenal Move, Rodgers Offers Suarez A Way Back…


Walcott Picks Up Ankle Injury Arsene Wenger is sweating over the fitness of Theo Walcott after the winger picked up an ankle injury in a training session with the England national team on Monday. (The Mirror) The 24-year-old Gunner came off worst in a training ground tackle and had to be helped off the field […]

Would re-signing Thierry Henry be a step backwards for Arsenal?


The big news around the Emirates this week, other than the 2-0 Champions League win over French side Montpellier on Wednesday, concerns Thierry Henry and the possibility of him returning to Arsenal for another loan spell. The news broke on Nov. 21 that the Gunners’ legend could come back to the club yet again in […]

Backpage Roundup: Henry Set for another Arsenal Return, Mertesacker Recalls Debut Season Struggles, Gunners Won’t Be Complacent Against Montpellier, Bendtner Unsure About Arsenal Future and More


Henry Could Return Again Arsene Wenger has refused to rubbish media speculation that Arsenal legend and New York Red Bulls superstar Thierry Henry could be back playing at Emirates once again in January. Henry, 35, originally left the Gunners for Barcelona in 2006 but returned for a successful short-term loan deal last season and scored […]

Is it Walcott’s time? A look at history

Theo Walcott scores against Udinese

It might seem premature to write this when contract negotiations are still up in the air, but if Arsenal history is anything to go by, when one star leaves another unlikely one usually steps up from within the ranks to surprise everyone. I’ve been one of his biggest critics over the years so I can […]

How much for 100+ goals?


It occurred to me the other day that Robin van Persie must be one of the best pieces of business Arsene Wenger ever made for Arsenal, just on goals alone. When I thought about it further, I wondered where he would rank among the top strikers over the last 20 years or so, in terms […]

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 […]

United bid for van Persie signals end to rivalry

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Perhaps worse even than the sight of talismanic striker and captain playing in the red of Manchester United, is the fact that our long-standing rival Ferguson felt he could make a bid at all. If it wasn’t already pretty clear, it is now official: we are not the rivals we used to be. It almost […]

Deja vu, all over again

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We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Too many times. Star player…club captain…one-man team…selling club. The words have lost all meaning. Though I have been toughened up by so many recent experiences (or perhaps simly grown numb to the modern running of Arsenal FC) I have to, as ever, express my disappointment at Arsene Wenger and […]

The new Invincibles – a look at Juventus vs Arsenal


It has passed without too much attention that Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003/04 were last week named the best team of the Premier League 20-year awards. A fine achievement considering some strong opposition down the years, but also very much deserved, with the team of Vieira, Pires, Bergkamp and Henry playing possibly the finest football this […]

The curse of being too good


You can’t win the league and the Champions League every year. Five out of the last six of those isn’t bad, with a few other smaller trophies thrown in and the possibility of another Copa del Rey still to come this season. However, second in the league and a semi-final exit to an inferior team […]

Tactical blunder sends us packing


Arsene Wenger has never been a great tactician, but tonight his bizarre decision killed us from the start. The boss was looking, as we all were, at the state of the San Siro pitch. The wings looked deliberately battered to give us a hard time in one of our stronger positions. We’ve played on some […]

Boateng says AC Milan needn’t worry about Arsenal Bottlers


According to Kevin Prince Boateng, Arsenal typically chokes when it comes to big games. The former Spurs defender, who now plays for AC Milan, was quoted by the Mail Online as saying the Gunners bottle it when it matters. It’s hard to argue with him when you look at the London team’s record over the […]

The fairytale is over…for now

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Thierry Henry added to his legend with the most crucial of goals for Arsenal yesterday, ensuring he bowed out of his return to the Premier League on a high note. The French striker scored his 229th goal for the club in stoppage time at the Stadium of Light, to give the Gunners a crucial three […]

Arsenal a tale of three substitutes

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What an excellent day of football we all had yesterday, starting with the controversial Manchester United, Liverpool match at Old Trafford , and a result that went our way with Liverpool losing 2-1. I am not so sure about all the Suarez, Evra hype though as it is obvious that there is bad blood between […]

Player Profile – Thierry Henry, A Gunner Forever


Thierry Henry Position: Striker Age: 34 Birth Date: Aug 17, 1977   Birth Place: Paris, France Height: 1.85m (6’1″)          Weight: 83.2 kg (183 lbs) Thierry Henry has returned to play for the Gunners on loan from the New York Red Bulls of MLS. He will be leaving on February 16th to return to start pre-season training […]

Frustration is boiling over at the Emirates


Frustration is boiling over at the Emirates- an underperforming squad has started 2012 in a well documented poor fashion. Sadly the return of the King Thierry Henry has been tarnished by some mindless fans at Swansea on Sunday aggravating the Frenchman. The Gunners have now lost two league games on the bounce and languish well […]

Deep-rooted problems at Arsenal


There are no excuses, yesterday we were outplayed and outfought by a newly promoted side, as Swansea beat us 3-2 to seriously dent our hopes of making the top four. The penalty decision was questionable, yes, but as has been the problem recently, we were not up for this game at all. We scored early […]

Arsenal to be cautious with signings

Arsenal to be cautious with signing’s

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 […]

Wenger mulls starting Henry with RVP for Arsenal against Swansea


Will Thierry Henry start up front with RVP at Swansea on Sunday? Probably not I reckon, AW has stayed coy over his plans but if he didn’t start him in the 1-0 win over Leeds in the FA Cup then he’s hardly likely to in a Premier League game with three vital points at stake […]

A rare moment of true beauty in football


If ever there was a match made in Heaven in the footballing world, it would have to be between Arsenal and Thierry Henry, who have found each other again after a five-year absence, with the magic the same as it ever was. It was an otherwise drab encounter, with little to get excited about as […]

All hail Thierry Henry’s second coming at Arsenal


The imminent resigning of Arsenal Legend Thierry Daniel Henry has left speculators, pundits and critics undecided about the impact this might have on the Arsenal squad. It is easy to overlook the Wenger & Henry combination which has proved to be successful on and off for approximately twenty years. First scouted and introduced to Wenger […]

Official: Legend Henry signs for Arsenal again


Thierry Henry has agreed to rejoin Arsenal on a two-month loan deal from New York Red Bulls, Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The former Gunners captain, who left the club for Barcelona in 2007, has been training at London Colney during the Major League Soccer off-season and has impressed Wenger who is looking for short-term cover […]

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 […]

Forget Henry, Arsene, give the Oxo Kid a chance


Terry Henry was a sensation at Arsenal. He remains a Gunners legend. But to sign him on loan for a couple of months would be a mistake. Yes, he scored goals for fun and spearheaded us to glory many times, not least of all during the season we went unbeaten in the Premier League. At […]