Cazorla Advises against Underestimating Marseille, Giroud is Arsenal’s Best, Walcott Determined to Rise Again, Szczesny Not Playing Friends with Boruc…


Cazorla Advises against Underestimating Marseille Santi Cazorla feels it is very important that he and his Arsenal teammates don’t take Olympique Marseille lightly in their Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League encounter at the Emirates. Having amassed nine points from the first four games, Arsenal currently top Group F while their Ligue 1 opponents sit at […]

Ramsey Disagrees with Rooney, Llorente ‘Not for Sale’, ‘Chicharito ‘Hernandez Wanted at Arsenal, Fabinho Too…

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Ramsey Disagrees with Rooney Aaron Ramsey believes that Arsenal FC will prove themselves as genuine contenders for the Barclays Premier League title if they are still in pole position around Christmas. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney recently downplayed the Gunners’ impressive start to the new season and claimed it would mean something only if they […]

Llorente Eyes Arsenal Transfer, Giroud Unconcerned by Dortmund Defeat, Wilshere Too, Ramsey Admits Fault, Del Piero on Ozil…


Llorente Eyes Arsenal Transfer – Report Juventus striker Fernando Llorente wants to end his miserable spell in Turin by joining Arsenal in the January transfer window, claim The Express. The 28-year-old Spaniard has played just seven games so far for the Old Lady since signing for them on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao in […]

Square pegs in round holes


I’m sure you’ll all be familiar – even those who did not read my match preview – with the statistics flying around before yesterday’s game. Needless to say, Schalke ended a very strong run of form in Champions League home games for Arsenal. As for actual, more immediate form, Arsenal looked much the same as […]

Arsenal vs Schalke: Match preview


After a disappointing defeat to Norwich City, Arsenal would be expected to respond tomorrow evening with the visit of Schalke to the Emirates Stadium. In recent seasons, Champions League home games have proved largely comfortable for the Gunners, especially in the group stages. The last time Arsenal lost a home game in the Champions League? […]

Arsenal join Spurs out of the title race

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Arsenal are 10 points off Premier League leaders Chelsea after a spineless, gutless performance in a 1-0 defeat to Norwich City, who at the final whistle were celebrating their first win of the season. Arsenal now find themselves 9th in the table, with just three wins in their opening eight games. What looked like a […]

What to expect from Wilshere next season


The Wengerism ‘like a new signing’ will never be greeted with more excitement than when Jack Wilshere returns to action for Arsenal next season. The extremely talented 20-year-old missed the entire 2011/12 season with a recurring ankle problem after a highly impressive first campaign in Arsenal’s midfield. With the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir […]

There’s a talented player in there somewhere

Alex Song

I have to admit that I naively raised an eyebrow yesterday when Roberto Mancini, chasing a much-needed win at Newcastle, took off attacking midfielder Samir Nasri for defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong. In the end, this turned out to be the masterstroke that won City the game, and possibly the league title. Having been largely […]

Arsenal lose grip on 3rd place


With five games to go, 3rd place was in Arsenal’s hands. It wasn’t the season we’d hoped for, but considering how badly we started, we looked like saving some dignity. Four games later, we are looking at another typical end-of-season collapse. Of course, it’s nothing like last season, where the prize we’d lost was far […]

Arteta success story continues

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There could not be a more fitting match-winner yesterday than Mikel Arteta, who fired in a glorious late winner from long range to beat moneybags Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. While Arsenal lost big names in Fabregas and Nasri last summer – the latter, importantly, going to City – the comparibly modest Arteta was […]

There is only the end of the season


Yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to relegation strugglers QPR summed up Arsenal’s season, just as every game seems to do at the moment. We learned nothing new yesterday, and won’t until the season ends. I said it a few months ago – it’s all about who messes up least often. We put together a surprisingly good run […]

Early struggle has been a lesson for us all


It’s not often I take much from Arsene Wenger’s quotes, but something stuck with me in his post-match interview on Saturday. After a comprehensive 3-0 win over West Brom continued Arsenal’s recent revival, the boss said: “When you see where we came from and how much we have suffered that is a good lesson for […]

A game of two halves for Andre Santos – what now for the big Brazilian?


There’s not much more that needs to be said about Arsenal’s memorable 5-3 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday. I could repeat what everyone else has said about the entertainment and sheer brilliance of Robin van Persie, but that would render me somewhat pointless. So instead I’m going to focus on the performance of […]

Arsenal full of bad habits


To be honest, I feared another Old Trafford-like drubbing at the hands of Spurs today. I couldn’t see us conceding less than three goals and was sure Emmanuel Adebayor would continue his good record of scoring in North London derbies, this time for the enemy. In the end what we got was arguably more depressing; […]

Rambo is tipped to be Wenger’s new top Gun


Aaron Ramsey is good enough to fill the huge midfield gap at Arsenal left by the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. That’s the caoim in this morning’s Mirror from Swansea defender and Wales team-mate Neil Taylor, 22, ahead of our Premier League home game against the top flight new boys. He said: “I’ll […]