Arsenal boss Wenger no time for Gunners doubters

Arsene Wenger says that he is paying no attention to critics who undermine Arsenal’s title challenge without any logical reasoning to back their theories. The Gunners currently lead the Barclays Premier League by four points, but several media pundits are still unconvinced that they are capable of producing a sustained title challenge. But no matter […]

Wenger Still Keen on Benzema, Mertesacker Discussing New Arsenal Deal, Vermaelen Denies Seeking Exit, Reus Release Clause…

Wenger Still Keen on Benzema Arsene Wenger has stepped up his pursuit of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and has asked Los Blancos to inform him if any decision on the player’s future is being made. (The Mirror) Benzema, 25, started the ongoing season in poor form but has since turned things around and now […]

Constant change harming Arsenal

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 […]

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 […]

The armband – does it mean anything?

As I touched on in my article last week: with Robin van Persie surely set to leave Arsenal this summer, the club is about to face yet another change in captaincy, with the Dutch striker having only replaced Cesc Fabregas as skipper a year ago. I suggested Bacary Sagna as a replacement in my last […]

Where are the defenders?

I think it would be fair to say if you were to ask most people to people look back at what has set this Premier League season apart from others the answer you’d get would have to be: high-scoring games. For a slightly more pessimistic view: bad defending. It is in the big games where […]

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 […]

Tougher tests to come, but the confidence is flowing

Arsenal made easy work of Aston Villa yesterday with a 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. In doing so, the Gunners made it seven league wins in a row, and did not concede a single shot on goal to their opponents; they are the first team to do this on more than one occasion this […]

Everton are Verminated

3rd place has never looked so good, has it? A win at Goodison Park last night continued an excellent recent run of form to move Arsenal above Spurs for the first time this season. Although there were many chances for Arsenal, this will go down as a hard-fought, scrappy 1-0 away victory, with a defender, […]

What next for this team?

There comes a time in every relationship where you have to wonder, “where is this going?”. That’s where I am with Arsenal right now. My love for the club is strong, but they’re so up and down I wonder how well I really know them. I think I’ll end the relationship metaphor there, as I’m […]

2012 could be different

Perhaps that should be, 2012 HAS to be different. More than some recent poor results, last night’s 0-0 with Bolton felt like it signalled the death knell for our season. I say this because for once we can’t hide behind conceding fluke goals or wonder goals. I say this because despite keeping a clean sheet […]

TV5 ace and Arsenal face fight to snare Podolski

Robin Van Persie grabbed all the headlines after his two goals gave the Arsenal a 2-1 win at Norwich – and rightly so. Arsene Wenger also managed to garner quite a few column inches in the wake of the Premier League victory after his interview with L’Equipe in which he was less than convincing when […]

TV5 signs new four-year deal with Arsenal

Thomas Vermaelen has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal – believed to be four years. It is brilliant news for all Gooners after so much talk of players wanting to leave in the summer and the eventual departure of both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. TV5, who is said to be close to full […]

Wenger’s new bid for Cahill after Vermaelen is crocked

Arsene Wenger has renewed his interest in Gary Cahill after Thomas Vermaelen was injured in the defeat to Benfica. That’s according to the Mail, which reports that chief scout Steve Rowley went to the Reebok Stadium on Friday to assess Cahill in Bolton’s 1-0 defeat by Levante. The paper says it is a “clear indication” the […]