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2308, 2017

Lemar Would Offer Arsenal Different Threat

By | August 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

Source: DeadlineDayLive via Twitter Arsenal’s defeat at the hands of Stoke highlighted their need for creativity in the final third. The Gunners are staring down the prospect of losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City, although Arsene Wenger has reiterated his stance that the Chilean will not be leaving the club. Without his presence, Wenger’s men struggled to overcome Leicester in their opening match of the [...]

1408, 2017

Sead Kolasinac Is Already A Favourite Amongst Arsenal Fans

By | August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The headlines may have been all about Alexandre Lacazette's arrival from Lyon this summer but another of the Gunner's pre-season recruits, Sead Kolasinac, is quickly becoming a popular figure at the Emirates with the full-back impressing in the Community Shield at the beginning of August. Source: Sead Kolasinac via Twitter The 24-year-old joined the club on a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke this summer [...]

1208, 2017

Ozil irony at the Arsenal circus

By | August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Showtime at the Emirates is something to behold, especially when all the drama ends happily, as it did on the opening day against Leicester. As usual, it was an exciting white-knuckle ride for Arsenal fans and, according to Ivan Gazidis, that's what Gooners want. I'm not sure I'd agree, as I prefer a 1-0 to the Arsenal over a 4-3 with a defence that is [...]

708, 2017

Arsenal earn first silverware of the season – will there be more?

By | August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Source: Arsenal via Facebook Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield was well fought for and well deserved. There are a few points that need to be discussed, but I, for one, am happy with the performance and fairly encouraged that the Gunners can shine this season. Arsene Wenger’s men have drawn first blood and, although it is dangerous to be optimistic regarding Arsenal, [...]

308, 2017

Elneny’s not a ninny at the back

By | August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Although Wenger has had a fair bit of stick in some quarters, including from me, about his decision to try Elneny at centre back, I think even the detractors have to admit the Egyptian's performance against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup was impressive at times. On the plus side, Elneny's distribution was excellent, as was his reading of the game and timely interceptions. He can [...]

3007, 2017

‘Sickie’ Sanchez is no longer an asset

By | July 30th, 2017|1 Comment

As readers of this blog may already be aware, I am a big fan of the Alexis Sanchez's technical ability. I've always been of the opinion that Arsenal should break the bank to keep him happy. If he wants £400k per week, just give it to him or at least offer him something close to it. £275k per week is probably not close enough. Nevertheless, [...]

2407, 2017

Why not bid for Vidal?

By | July 24th, 2017|2 Comments

If Inter Milan are reportedly lining up a £45m bid for Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal, why don't Arsenal follow suit? One way to stop this Alexis Sanchez transfer saga would be to sign one of his international team-mates, and Vidal is something special. He's not only got skill, but he has a phenomenal work rate too. Vidal would be an amazing signing and cheap at [...]

2007, 2017

No smoke without Szczesny

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

I've got mixed feelings over the departure of Szczesny. In my opinion, he was potentially an Arsenal great. He had many of the attributes that you want want in a keeper: presence, handling ability, agility and confidence. However, his confidence often turned into over-confidence and, after the alleged revelation (which obviously was some time ago) that he was smoking in the showers hit the headlines, [...]

907, 2017

Arsenal cannot get like for like if they sell Sanchez

By | July 9th, 2017|1 Comment

...unless The Gunners sign former transfer target Luis Suarez. However, there is little to no chance of that happening in the foreseeable future, if ever. Therefore, we can give up the ghost on that one. Instead, Arsenal have to focus on keep Alexis Sanchez happy. The Chilean has to be happy enough to sign a new long-term contract. Arsenal fans will wonder how that will [...]

3006, 2017

What do you think of Arsenal’s transfer business so far?

By | June 30th, 2017|7 Comments

The inevitable answer to the rhetorical question in the title is 'rubbish', but is that really fair? After all, Arsenal have signed Sead Kolasinac, one of the most talented left backs in the Bundesliga last season, by all accounts. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international was also wanted by AC Milan, so surely Arsenal deserve credit for stealing a march on such prestigious European rivals. However, [...]

2206, 2017

Why don’t Arsenal appeal to the Home Office?

By | June 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

I had high hopes for Takumo Asano. The Japan international seemed to have what it takes to become something special at Arsenal. Unfortunately, the Home Office had different ideas. Despite playing most of Stuttgart's games last season in the Bundesliga 2, apparently Asano has not played enough to get a work permit. It just goes to show how ridiculous the system is. Another Japan international, [...]

1306, 2017

Mahrez won’t be a good Arsenal buy

By | June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

By Tom Hawley In my personal opinion, Riyadh Mahrez is a one-season wonder. Quite why so many clubs want to buy him is beyond me, so when I heard Arsene Wenger waxing lyrically about the winger’s talents, I was more than a bit surprised. If I were Leicester manager, Craig Shakespeare, I would cash in on Mahrez right now. The winger signed a new deal [...]

1306, 2017

Sanchez deal needs sorting soon

By | June 13th, 2017|1 Comment

The thought of losing Alexis Sanchez is what is ruining the summer for many Arsenal fans, who should be basking of the glory of being FA Cup winners for the fourth time in three years. Instead though, Arsenal fans have had to listen to stories linking Sanchez with a move to Manchester City. The question is: should the Gunners sell their prized asset for big [...]

406, 2017

Arsenal are waiting for Godot

By | June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

I've just read a really interesting article in the Sunday Times written by David Walsh about how 'the Arsenal story has become football's "Waiting for Godot", Samuel Beckett's masterful play about the futility of life'. I won't steal Walsh's thunder by detailing everything in his article but, I must say, I found it hard to disagree with most of his overall analysis. Walsh maintains the [...]

306, 2017

Expect unexpected deals! Could Bale join AFC?

By | June 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

All the talk is about Gareth Bale today, ahead of the Champions League final. No doubt those of us that said Fabregas would never join another London club would say ex-Spurs Bale would never wear the red and white of Arsenal, but there's no such thing as 'never' in football. The Gunners have the money but, of course, they can't offer Champions League football next [...]

306, 2017

Make him Captain Chilean con carnage

By | June 3rd, 2017|1 Comment

In these days of hugely inflated transfer fees and salaries to match, should football clubs ever say enough? After all, if the TV money is coming why can't clubs spend it on what the want to? As you might have guessed, I'm very much in the camp that believe footballers generally deserve the money they get. A footballer's career is short and many face debilitating [...]

3005, 2017

If Arsenal appoint a DOF, Wenger will be off!

By | May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Stop press: By the time I managed to upload, news had broken that Wenger had signed a 2-year deal. We haven't got long to wait. By tomorrow, we should know Wenger's fate at Arsenal. It feels like a foregone conclusion: a contract extension. However, there are some potential flies in the ointment that could stop Wenger continuing at the helm. Apparently, one of the biggest [...]

3005, 2017

Addict Wenger should quit says TA

By | May 30th, 2017|1 Comment

I was quite surprised to read some incredibly harsh words in the 'Metro' coming from former Arsenal captain, Tony Adams, about his ex-boss, Arsene Wenger. Obviously, Adams has an autobiography to sell, so in some ways it makes sense to be sensational. Nevertheless, to say that Wenger 'coach his way out of a paper bag' seems uncalled for. I once met a top former England [...]

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