There is a theory that the bookies are always right, but if that was true, Arsenal would be around mid-table and out of the FA cup by now. The media and so-called football experts have been predicting doom and disaster for Arsenal since the season began, but they also predicted that Tottenham would rule north London this season and knock us out of the Champions League places, so what do they know?
Don’t forget Bradford and Birmingham by Peter Rooke
I know that all Arsenal fans are very exhilirated right now with being the VERY hot favourites to win the FA Cup, while still being in with a shout in the Premier League and the Champions League (for today anyway!) but someone has been brave enough to stick their heads above the parapet and asked the crazy question…WHAT IF….?
Okay he is not an Arsenal fan, in fact he probably hates Arsenal, just as much as we hate him, but Andy Gray has asked how Gooners will feel if we have another Wembley blowout like we did against Birmingham a few years ago:
If reports from the English media are to be believed, Arsenal are lining up a shock January move for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez. The Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger is understood to have made signing a striker his first priority and is poised for a move once the transfer window re-opens in the new year.
According to the report from the Daily Mail, Arsenal’s scouting system has kicked into overdrive to find a suitable alternative for Olivier Giroud up front and has identified Manchester United’s Hernandez as the ideal choice. The report also goes on to say that Arsene Wenger has sent out several ‘scouting missions’ to watch the progress of the Mexican international and has an extensive dossier prepared on the 25-year-old.
Ahead of the 4th Champions’ League group stage game of this year’s campaign, Arsenal are faced with the difficult task of winning in Germany against Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund of course beat Arsenal in London a little over two weeks ago, however with the Gunners now in Germany for today’s game, Arsenal must go all out to make sure we still stand a chance of topping the group.
The defeat to Borussia Dortmund was particularly disappointing because the counter attacking goal was not only a sloppy goal to concede but also because it came at a time where we were in control and looked like the more likely to score. A draw probably would have been the fairest result however that’s football and now Arsenal must hit back.
Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have always been quick to deny that there is a long standing problem that is preventing the club from achieving success and for many years people have been quick to blame Wenger himself. Then it quickly became apparent that it might have something to do with majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, or even now ex chairman Peter Hill-Wood, but in fact I don’t think it’s anything to do with this.
Serge Gnabry looks to be the next young talent to really make it at Arsenal, having played in the last few games for the Gunners. Ever since he joined the club he has always been highly rated and valued amongst the Arsenal set up and Arsene Wenger himself, whilst it hasn’t been until this season that Arsenal fans have managed to take a real look at this German talent.
Arsenal recently released an article on their club website Arsenal.com, which stated the club’s financial situation for the previous season, ending in May 2013. And although the figures may not have been as impressive as previous years, the club still made a profit in excess of £6 million, and ultimately there’s more good news for the Gunners, with the announcement that Arsenal plan to continue spending the money!
It’s no longer a secret that ÖZIL is an Arsenal player, as he rightly said `I am a Gunner` yesterday, and one thing which must be noted in this interview of his is that he thinks Arsenal are gooner challenge for the title. For those who have not read the full transcript, here it is:
Ozil said, “I don’t want to say anything bad about Madrid because I had three wonderful years there. I have great friends there. We achieved a lot with the club and [won] trophies. That is why I don’t want to talk a lot about it.
Well this is the first article on Arsenal that I have written and there are a lot of things I wanted to write, but the major thing that I have been seeing is the fact that every one has concerns as to how the team will look come our next match and who will start and who will not.
The major factor that most of us are forgetting right now is the number of tournaments Arsenal are a part of. This is not always a major factor, but this season is, because of the fact that they would like to win one, and the growing pressure from fans to do so.
Arsene Wenger has reiterated that he will never work at Arsenal under a director of football. Is this good or bad for the club? by Stefan
I believe overall that the manager should have as much control over the club as possible. The manager is the person who gets results and who creates the team that gets the results. I dislike clubs who install directors of football that overrule the manager on every decision possible. An example of this is Joe Kinnear at Newcastle.