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What went wrong?

We’ve just lost 5-1 to Liverpool and that doesn’t happen unless something goes terribly wrong, but many of us are struggling to put our finger on what that was. First thing we’ve got to look at is our defensive performance. In the first 20 minutes, we conceded 4 goals. The only explanation that can be given for this is our ... Read More »

Who should start against Liverpool, Ox or Wilshere?

With all the injuries at the moment, our team almost picks itself. However, there is still a few selection headaches for Wenger as we enter the difficult February/ March period. The first of many tough games is against Liverpool, and against such a high profile team we need to be fielding a strong starting 11 and bench. One of the ... Read More »

How has January affected Arsenal’s title push?

This January has seen a big change in the title race and the transfer window usually can make or break a team’s season, but how has the month affected Arsenal’s season? At the beginning of the month, just 8 points separated the top 7 teams, with Arsenal, City, Chelsea and Everton making the Champions League places. Now the top 4 ... Read More »

Kallstrom a good deal by Arsene?

Arsenal have just signed Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan until the end of the season, but what effect will he have on the team? Kallstrom has over 100 caps for Sweden and has reached the Champions League Semi-Final with Lyon in 2010. The 31 year old has had a reasonably successful career, winning his most recent trophy, the Coupe ... Read More »

Arsenal fortunes fast looking up

By Olajide Like every other Arsenal fan, I was stuck on Sky Sports News on transfer deadline day on the 2nd of September. I was hoping we managed to bring in someone, anyone. I didn’t care if he was the captain of the Nepalese u-21 team, just someone to make up the numbers. We had been linked to about 973 players over ... Read More »

How do we get through February’s hectic fixture list?

By Rachid As many of you will already know, February is a massive month for the club that sees us fighting on all fronts. We start with a home game against Palace in the league. This one is probably the easiest game we have all month. However, as Arsene has said many times before, there are no easy games. We ... Read More »

Arsenal 4-0 Coventry review

By Gunnerkid In a game where we looked comfortable most of the time, Arsenal came out four nil winners against a Coventry side who put in a decent performance. This was the kind of match that the Arsenal of previous seasons might have required a replay to progress to the next stage. On another day, Leon Clarke might well have ... Read More »

Who deserves/needs a chance against Coventry and who should be rested?

By Rachid In our squad we have many players who have just returned from injury or who are in need of a game or two to keep their fitness up. In my view we also need to give a few youngsters a start such as Zelalem, Miyaichi and Frimpong who impressed in pre season. These three are very young at ... Read More »

The Wenger way; Laughable Moyes

By Chuk1pilla One would be disillusioned not to expect a teething problem. For a club that had been stable in terms of management for nearly three decades, things like these are bound to happen. But then again, right from day one, Moyes has handled the situation poorly, and that didn’t help much for the near-smooth transition every united fan were ... Read More »

Arsenal are winning by controlling games

By Bala Arsenal in recent times, particularly this season, are controlling games without actually steamrolling teams as Man City manage to, nut rather keeping the opponents at arms length and choosing the moments to launch an attack. This was evident in the game against the cottagers where Arsenal blew them in a matter of minutes and controlled the game without ... Read More »

Do we really need another winger this January?

By Rachid In recent weeks we have been linked with a host of wingers such as Draxler and Reus, all because Walcott’s infamous injury against Spurs. Some have even called the Gunners a team ‘one dimensional’ because apparently without Walcott we have no pace in the side, but do Gooners have a reason to be worried? First lets see what ... Read More »

Why do Arsenal get so many injuries?

By Rachid Recently many of our first team players have been returning from injury such a Mesut Özil and Olivier Giroud. However, they seem to be swapping places on the physio table with other star players, most recently Theo Walcott. Chamberlain was also out for a lengthy period, Wilshere is very injury prone at the moment and Aaron Ramsey is ... Read More »

What is our strongest midfield?

By Rachid This season we have probably our strongest midfield in the last ten years. We have three or four players competing for one spot in the starting lineup, but who should really be starting? When Arsene decides to play with an attacking midfield three with no wingers, the options are Cazorla, Özil, Rosicky, Wilshere and Ramsey. Özil is usually ... Read More »