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Arsenal’s second season signings set to improve us even further 4

Posted on August 12, 2012 by admin

FLAMBE by Siddharth

Elvis once said, “When things go wrong, don’t go with them”.

Arsenal’s transfer windows have been the subjects of hours of debate for the last many seasons. This one however has been a revelation, at least so far. I won’t dwell into how great I think the new signings are, enough has been said already and I think it’s important to keep expectations realistic. These guys are coming to a new team, a new country and a new system of football; don’t expect them to be set the world alight straight away. There is no doubt that the signings have been wonderful, supremely talented individuals who will eventually become a big part of the club but even the best wines take a while to mature.

Ketch: My Analysis of Arsenal’s New Boys – The Good, the Bad and the Excellent! 13

Posted on April 04, 2012 by admin

My Analysis of Arsenal’s 2011/2012 transfers by Ketch

I’ve wanted to do this post for a while. Over the 2011 summer we saw Arsenal bring in 9 players, who were Gervinho, Jenkinson, Chamberlain, Campbell, Mertesacker, Park, Santos, Benayoun and Arteta.

Gervinho, the winger bought from the French champions Lille has brought a directness to Arsenal’s game which I feel was lacking last season, as he always looks to get past his marker and seems quite comfortable on both feet. The winger had a bad debut in the premiership, in which he got sent off for slapping Joey Barton (I think we can let him off for that) but apart from that game, I believe he started his career with Arsenal well, as he set RVP up for the goal against Udinese in the champions league qualifiers and scored a few goals himself against the likes of Stoke and Blackburn.

Kashmaster – Let’s compare Walcott’s stars to other wingers…. 6

Posted on February 29, 2012 by admin

Theo Walcott Part 2
In my previous article, I analysed Walcott’s dramatic transition from horrific to amazing. However, I’m not done. I want to objectively compare Walcott to the other Wingers on the Premier league so we have a better picture of how good Walcott actually is.

Let’s look at his raw stats for this season:

Walcott has achieved 5 goals and 7 assists this season in 25 appearances. Not bad for someone criticised as one of our worst players and baited as our next departure for the summer.

Nitesh: What happens when Gervinho returns to Arsenal? 13

Posted on February 06, 2012 by Nitesh

The young English pair of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been playing well over the last couple of weeks now, and they form a lethal pair on the wings. Arsenal now look a dangerous and potent team on the counter, and between them, they form part of the core of the Arsenal of tomorrow, and potentially, today.

Arsene Wenger’s Top Five bargain signings since 2006? 10

Posted on December 18, 2011 by admin

Over the years, Arsene Wenger has been notably known for making the right signings for the right price. Getting good bargains in both transfer windows, summer and winter, Arsene has developed a buy low, sell high theory. While some are sold for monetary benefits, others are kept at the club to build a team to bring Arsenal back to the very top again.

So, who are the best 5 signings by Arsene since 2006?

Neill: Arsenal Suffer More Injuries Ahead Of Olympiakos 2

Posted on September 27, 2011 by admin

Arsenal once again have plenty of injury worries the day before the Champions League game against Olympiakos. The team will have to do without Walcott, Gervinho and Koscielny, besides the other long term injuries.

Since Vermaelen, Squilacci, Wilshere, Diaby and Benayoun are already out Wenger will have to do some tinkering ahead of the game. Alex Song will most likely play in the centre of defence next to Mertesacker while the midfield may see the return or Rosicky or perhaps one of the younger players like Oxlaide-Chamberlain or Frimpong. Meanwhile up front may see Park or Arshavin in place of Gervinho.

Pat: Gervinho wants Eden Hazard at Arsenal – and so do we! 17

Posted on August 27, 2011 by admin

If there has been one recurring theme over the last few transfer windows it is the fact that an overwhelming majority of Arsenal fans have been urging Arsene Wenger to buy the young Belgian Eden Hazard from Lille.

He has developed into an amazing talent despite only being 20 years old, and he is one of the few arrivals that would appease the Arsenal supporters after the dparture of Fabregas and Nasri. There were reports yesterday that Arsenal had agreed terms with the player and were now preparing to up the offer to Lille to 35m euros.

Pat: Wenger’s plan is obvious – Attack! Attack! Attack! 9

Posted on August 08, 2011 by admin

Arsene Wenger’s mystifying efforts in the transfer window may seem very random to most Arsenal Fans (sell a left-back, buy a right-back? Sell a DM, buy a striker?) but it obvious to me that he is not interested in the defence at all!

The arrival of Gervinho and his immediate impact has been admirable, and he will be giving the Gunners extra dimensions in the forward line, and if pre-season is anything to go by, Wenger intends to promote Henri Lansbury and Emmanuel Frimpong to the first team as replacements for Denilson and Fabregas, so no need to buy more midfielders.

Neill: Will Gervinho, Chamakh and Vela Step Up? 12

Posted on July 31, 2011 by admin

Arsenal have been unlucky in several ways over the past few seasons, mostly when it comes to injuries. At key points of the season we’ve had to do without some of our best players such as Fabregas and Vermaelen. Van Persie in particular has often missed parts of a season due to injury.

While we can hope that Van Persie manages a whole season without being injured, it’s best not to bet on that happening. So we must hope that Gervinho an Chamakh can step up and provide the goals in the Dutchman’s absence.

Neill: Does Wenger Ignore The Defence? 20

Posted on July 25, 2011 by admin

Arsenal’s two new signings experienced contrasting fortunes during Saturday’s friendly against FC Cologne. While Gervinho scored twice, defender Carl Jenkinson accidentally scored an own goal. Now I don’t think it’s fair to read too much into just one performance by these players, especially Jenkinson who is only 19 years old. But you could view the two as emblematic of Wenger’s transfer policy.

While Wenger is always keen to add attacking midfielders and forwards to the squad he doesn’t seem to put as much effort into finding defenders and defensive midfielders. While there have been rumours of interest in the likes of Cahill and Samba, nothing concrete has emerged yet.

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