Monthly archives: April 2016

Arsenal 2 – 0 W.B.A.

From Arsene Wenger’s point of view this game was always going to be a no win situation. Win; the whole football world would start moaning about how finishing in the top 4 is not good enough …. And lose; …a Gunnerdom meltdown. Back on form Alexis and impressive Ramsey who started the game after an injury lay off inspired Arsenal to victory in a subdued atmosphere at the Emirates. Replacing out of sorts Gabriel with Mertesacker also helped to steady the defense but Chec still looked a bit ring rusty. (Goals: 1-0, 2-0) Even in a convincing win like this […]

Arsenal 1 – 1 Crystal Palace

Yet another hugely disappointing performance and result for Arsenal and the sad reality is that it is becoming a very regular occurrence. The fluency of our attack is gone, the defense is looking very suspect again and the team in general has become very predictable. But most worryingly we are getting into a terrible habit of throwing winning positions away due to ill discipline and naivety. Gabriel has not fulfill the promise he has shown earlier in his Arsenal career and looks a bit out of his depth. Bellerin’s form has dipped alarmingly and needs to improve on his final ball and […]

West Ham 3 – 3 Arsenal

Working at the weekends is over and Gunner Talk Players Rating Blog is back! But… Straight into moaning today: Losing a 2 goal lead in a must win game is bad enough but not being surprised by it is even worse. To rub salt into our wounds was to watch both teams above us in the league win yesterday. What possessed Arsene Wenger not to play our fit again, first choice goalkeeper Petr Chec, who is 6’.6” and dominates the 18 yard area much better than Ospina, against a team which includes Andy Carroll in their squad is anybody’s guess. […]

Welbeck shines but Arsenal still need a world class striker

  Olivier Giroud’s Arsenal career may be coming to an end. For the last few years, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has placed all of his trust in the Frenchman only for his compatriot to underperform and struggle in front of goal. In fact, Giroud has scored just two goals – in an FA Cup replay against Hull City – since January 13th and the Gunners have flourished with Danny Welbeck at the helm, especially in recent fixtures against Everton and Watford. Welbeck isn’t the world class talent that Arsenal need upfront but he’s certainly better than Giroud. The former Manchester […]