Match Preview: Sunderland Versus Arsenal

Sunderland Versus Arsenal

Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview Saturday Sept. 14 Arsenal has recovered well from their opening-day jitters and has been playing some solid and entertaining football. They still have some injuries to deal with, but the big news around the Emirates over the past week or so has been the addition of German international midfielder Mesut Ozil […]

Arsenal grinds out 1-0 win in Sunderland: still within reach of 4th place

Bacary-Sagna-Arsenal

Arsenal battled it out to the very end in grinding out a hard-earned 1-0 win at Sunderland on Saturday Feb. 9 even though they were down to 10 men after 62 minutes. They controlled the match in the first half, but started to lose the plot a little after the break as Carl Jenkinson received […]

The ‘Makelele role’ is still important

songy21

On the same day that Arsenal’s main defensive midfielder was confirmed as a Barcelona player, Everton overran Manchester United in a very impressive and fully deserved 1-0 win at Goodison Park. The link here? United had no midfield. Sky called it a 4-3-3 in the pre-match buildup, but it looked more like a 4-2-3-1 with […]

Constant change harming Arsenal

Alex Song

It struck me yesterday that Arsenal’s starting lineup against Sunderland was almost an entirely different team from even two seasons ago. After years of being fairly quiet in the transfer market (apart from selling the occasional top player and signing the occasional teenager), Arsenal have now gone the other way: last summer saw Clichy, Fabregas […]

Time to remember the forgotten men?

Nicklas-Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner has thrust himself into the spotlight recently with his now infamous underpants stunt, and, it must be said, some impressive performances at Euro 2012. But I must admit that for a while I’d kind of forgotten about the player, on loan at Sunderland last season and supposedly on his way out of Arsenal. […]

There is only the end of the season

wenger23

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 […]

United give Gooners the boot at Old Trafford

Arsenal-Supporters

Should Arsenal banish away fans to the Gods at the Emirates next season? I only ask as it has emegerd that Manchester United will kick visiting supporters upstairs in the top tier of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford. Previously,  away fans have been housed in the Scoreboard End corner but not from the […]

“In Arsene We…(Fill in the Blank)”

Kroenke_979915c_980984c

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 […]

Arrogant Arsenal players live in a bubble

frimblonde

Many of you will now be aware of the Twitter row between cocky celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan and outspoken fringe player Emmanuel Frimpong that took place last night in the wake of our 2-0 FA Cup exit to Sunderland. Let me make this clear very early: I detest Piers Morgan. I think he’s a […]

Arsenal Goes for Season Sweep Against Sunderland Minus Henry

320px-Stadium_of_Light_sunderland_crest

Football Association Cup Sunderland v Arsenal Stadium of Light Saturday 18th February 17.15 For the third time this season Arsenal face Sunderland, this time in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The two previous meetings ended in 2 – 1 wins for The Gunners with Thierry Henry scoring the injury time winner last Saturday. […]

Adieu, Thierry Henry. And merci beaucoup.

Arsenal a tale of three substitutes

On Saturday morning, I saw the list of potential managers for the England National Team now that it finds itself without a coach. The Euro 2012 is not too far away now, and the eyes of the world are on England, waiting to see who will take the helm amidst the international controversy. I couldn’t […]

The fairytale is over…for now

arsenal sunderlad

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

arsenal sunderlad

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 […]

Looking to keep up the thrashing Arsenal takes on Sunderland – Match Preview

Barclays Premier League  Saturday 11th February 3pm Sunderland AFC v Arsenal Founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers AFC, Sunderland joined the Football League in 1890 and went on to win the League the following season.  A feat which led The Times to describe them as “a wonderfully fine team”.  They repeated the feat […]

Will Capello spark a managerial merry-go-round?

wenger2

The football world already has it all planned out: fans, players, ex-players, pundits and journalists alike all want Harry Redknapp to replace Fabio Capello as England manager, following the Italian’s resignation yesterday evening. Some were already looking beyond Euro 2012 – Capello had already planned to retire after this summer’s tournament – to the Redknapp […]

Tougher tests to come

Arsenal thrash Blackburn 7-1

A first win of 2012, seven goals, a striker in the form of his life, and one of the most exciting young talents in the country. Finally a day really worth cheering about. The emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, in particular, is great news for the club. In recent times Arsene Wenger seemed to have lost […]

Arsenal 2 – 1 Sunderland – Video Blog

Jules-Andy-5

Welcome to the video blog by Jules for Arsenalinsider.com. Jules takes us through the win over Sunderland last weekend. Bio on Jules Wheeler: Stunning beauty Jules Wheeler discovered a love of performing at an early age. Her talent for acting and dance quickly stood out and Jules was offered a place at the prestigious child […]

Arsenal v Sunderland – Match Facts

robin-van-persie

Match facts, team news and quotes ahead of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Sunderlandat the Emirates Stadium. TEAM NEWS Bacary Sagna’s ankle injury sustained against Tottenham means he has joined Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Thomas Vermaelenon the injury list, but defenders Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny are available. Sunderland will be without striker Nicklas Bendtner. The Denmark international is ineligible under the […]

Arsenal on Song to see off Black Cats

songy2

Unibet make Arsenal 1.45 (5/11) to beat Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday while the Black Cats are available at 8.0 (7/1) and the draw is a 4.25 (13/4) chance. Last year Sunderland managed to grind out a 0-0 result, and this time around you can get an industry best price of 15 (14/10) […]