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  Arsene Wenger has won nine major trophies in his 21 years with Arsenal, building some memorable teams whilst consistently delivering Champions League football. Not everyone agrees with his running of the club in more recent times but it would be sad if the two parties should separate in a manner that is anything other than warm and amicable. Here are six ways Wenger can ensure he leaves the club on a high. Keep Sanchez firing In 24 games in which Alexis Sanchez has started as the lone striker, he has scored 17 goals. That alone shows him to be […]

Wenger needs to leave Arsenal on a high: here’s how ...



Arsenal are on course for their first finish outside of the top four in the Premier League in Arsene Wenger’s tenure at the club. The Gunners dropped down to sixth in the table following their defeat at the hands of West Brom, capping a humiliating month for the team, having been thrashed by Bayern Munich in their Champions League round-of-16 clash. Although reports suggest that the 67-year-old is planning to remain at the Emirates Stadium, the huge pressure Wenger was already under is now at its peak – with a growing number of appeals to the club’s hierarchy not to extend his contract at the end […]

Should the Gunners cut two of their starlets loose this ...



Another January window is over, another fruitless season seems to be upon us. But this time it is not due to our failure to add to the squad as this Arsenal squad is the strongest we have had since the Invincibles. We have Alexis Sanchez with 17 goals and 11 assists, Theo Walcott with 14 goals and 2 assists, Olivier Giroud with 10 goals and 3 assists, Mesut Ozil with 9 goals and 7 assists. If you add Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6 goals, 6 assists, Lucas Perez – 6 goals, 6 assists Alex Iwobi – 4 goals, 3 assists and […]

Missing Cazorla


The January transfer window has been relatively quiet up to this point. The biggest transfer has beenCarlos Tevez making the move from Boca Juniors to Shanghai Shenhua. Tevez is now the world’s highest-paid footballer. Tevez signed a two-year contract worth $41 million annually. The Chinese Super League has been splashing around big money in recent years and it’s only a matter of time before more stars leave the UK and Europe. We’re unlikely to see Premier League clubs make a huge splash during the January transfer window because they spent record money in the summer and most teams will likely […]

Will Arsenal Sign a Striker During the January Transfer Window


  With a hard-fought victory over West Brom, Arsenal have shown that they are capable of mixing it with the physical teams and can grind out a win. Tony Pullis has a reputation for creating teams with a consistent first eleven that are well drilled in defending against skilful players, are able to instigate a counter attack through long balls and look to physically dominate the opposition. Not the sort of team manager Arsene Wenger would have chosen as their Boxing Day opposition after a run that saw The Gunners amass just one point from the past three fixtures. “Olivier […]

Giroud in Good Company as Arsenal’s Plan B



AGM starts with a round of applause for Arsene Wenger, as owner Stan Kroenke hands him a portrait to mark his 20 years of service (a montage of his face using the names of all 210 players selected during his tenure) On the top table are Lord Harris, Josh Kroenke, David Miles, Sir Chips Keswick, Ivan Gazidis, Stan Kroenke, Arsene Wenger and Ken Friar. Room were split over whether to keep Kroenke on as a director but after a second show of hands, he stays on as a director. Chairman Sir Chips Keswick defends CEO Ivan Gazidis’ £2.65million salary and […]

ARSENAL AGM 2016 – Key Points


It is lovely to watch the Arsenal live without being on the edge for the last 20 minutes or so. Not only it helps my aging heart, it also gives the manager opportunity to rotate players wisely which could be vital for the later stages of the season. Arsene Wenger had already made four changes from the team that beat Swansea with David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming in at the expense of Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal, Granit Xhaka genius.it/ and Alex Iwobi. He was also able to use all three subs when the game was […]

Arsenal 6 – 0 Ludogorets


“Petr Cech” (CC BY 2.0) by Ronnie Macdonald Arsene Wenger raised eyebrows when he handed David Ospina a starting place in his side’s Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Petr Cech. The Colombian made a string of high-profile errors in the competition last season in the club’s defeats to Dynamo Zagreb and Olympiakos. As a result, Gunners supporters were bemused to see the 28-year-old between the sticks rather than the reliable hands of Cech in the Parc des Princes. Despite an early setback when Edinson Cavani put PSG ahead in the opening minute, Ospina produced a number of fine saves to […]

Could Wenger’s keeper decision backfire on Arsenal?