Consistency v Complacency

A COLLEAGUE annoyed me the other day by saying that I needed more pressure – ‘pressure makes a diamond’ they quipped. In other words, I wasn’t busy enough. I was. I am. It stuck in one’s craw Fortunately, during the Swansea debacle I was at 5-a-side, followed by beers and (sadly) Liverpool v Man City […]

Joel Campbell expected to start against Swansea

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is likely to start against Swansea on Wednesday night, as manager Arsene Wenger looks to reignite his side. Costa Rica star Campbell, who scored in the reverse fixture at the Liberty Stadium last year, dropped out of the starting XI after Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned from injury. However, Oxlade-Chamberlain […]

‘Shame on Gazidis. Zero respect for history, tradition of English football’

Arsenal fans have reacted to the news that club CEO Ivan Gazidis reportedly held secret talks on Tuesday about the formation of a European super league. High profile figures from Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool were also present to meet with American billionaire Stephen Ross at London’s Dorchester Hotel, report The Sun. The […]

‘Arsenal players cannot handle pressure’

Arsenal players cannot handle pressure Mental strength is a term often used by Wenger to describe his team. Unfortunately, it seems that this squad is still missing this vital ingredient of success. For the first time in recent history we went to Old Trafford as favorites, yet failed miserably to take advantage of this position. […]

Why Arsenal MUST sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer

Right now, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is perhaps the hottest striker in European football. The Borussia Dortmund forward has netted 28 goals in 29 appearances this season and attracted plenty of attention from Europe’s top clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and of course, Arsenal. Aubameyang won’t come cheap but Arsene Wenger MUST do everything in his […]

Don’t blame Flamini!

Flamini was not the reason we lost the game Flamini is coming under a lot of scrutiny for his contribution to our defeat at the hands of Messi and Co. Yes he conceded the penalty, and is an easy lightning rod for our frustration with the game as a whole. When we analyse the situation […]

Why wasn’t Mohamed Elneny in the Arsenal squad to face Barcelona?

Mohamed Elneny was absent from the Arsenal squad against Barcelona on Tuesday night, prompting fans to ask one question and one question only — why? The Egyptian defensive midfielder, who arrived from Basel for a fee in excess of £5m in January, was eligible to face the Catalan giants at Emirates Stadium but Gunners boss […]

Wenger: “We were average technically and naive”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that his team were average technically and gave away two goals against Barcelona when they could have won the game. The Frenchman was speaking after the 2-0 defeat in which Lionel Messi scored twice, the first from a quick counter attacking move and the second from the penalty spot. […]

‘Arsenal midfielder is one of the worst players I have ever seen’

Arsenal faced a tremendous task on Tuesday night against the might of Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. All the pre-match talk had surrounded the Barcelona trio from South America, and they lived up to the billing when Arsenal’s midfield and defence began to tire in the latter stages of the Champions League last-16 clash. […]

VIDEO: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain misses golden opportunity against Barcelona

Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missed a golden opportunity to give the Gunners a 1-0 lead against Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 first leg clash. The England man struck his effort directly at goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen after an impressive attacking move involving Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin almost came to fruition. However, […]

Emirates Stadium is going to look special tonight

Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium will look slightly different tonight as a stadium display has been prepared for the Champions League clash with Barcelona. Supporter group Red Action have helped created a mosaic in the bid that noise levels will prompt Gooners to increase noise levels inside the ground. The eye-catching display will include the club cannon […]

Arsenal set to recall big names for Barcelona clash

Arsenal will recall their key first team players for Tuesday night’s Champions League first leg match against Barcelona at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners rested the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Mesut Ozil for the FA Cup fifth-round stalemate with Hull on Saturday. But they will all return to the starting XI for the […]

VIDEO: The best (and worst) of Arsenal v Barcelona over the years

Arsenal face a familiar foe in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday night. The Gunners host Catalan giants Barcelona at Emirates Stadium for the first leg of what promises to be a mouthwatering European clash. Tiki-taka, a Champions League final and last gasp Andrey Arshavin goals, there have been several entertaning encounters between the two […]

Aaron Ramsey is an angry man — and it has nothing to do with football!

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has a huge passion outside of football and remains determined to make a difference. The Wales international raises thousands for the World Wildlife Fund while trying to build awareness about the plight of endangered species, including elephants, rhinos and lemurs. Ramsey, as part of Kicca’s Footballers Lives project, honoured British pilot […]

VIDEO: Arsenal wonderkid shows off incredible touch before Youth Cup match

Donyell Malen gave Arsenal fans another glimpse of his supreme talent before the Gunners FA Youth Cup match against Coventry. Frans de Kat’s side secured their passage into the quarter finals following Hugo Keto’s penalty shoot-out heroics, but it was Malen’s strike which helped take the game to extra time and penalties. Signed from Ajax […]

11 stunning photos of Arsenal’s London Colney training ground

Arsenal’s London Colney training ground is one of the most recognisable facilities of its type in the Premier League. Since being opened in October 1999, hundreds of world class footballers have trained at the Hertfordshire-based centre which was pioneered by manager Arsene Wenger. Colney was completed in 45 weeks at a cost of £10 million […]