Day: 22 March 2021

Making progress after building a new stadium? – Arsene Wenger did it and in style

It’s hard to not put Arsene Wenger in a conversation about Arsenal. ‘Le Professeur’ will always be a name synonymous with the Gunners given his 22-year association with the club. One could say that he went on to shape the way Arsenal played in the Premier League. Paul Merson recalled a lot about Wenger’s first season …

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Full fixture list for Arsenal players on March international duty

14 Arsenal players will join up with their countries for senior international fixtures over the March break, let’s look at the full fixture list. The full list of Arsenal call-ups for the March international break is as follows: Goalkeepers: Karl Hein (Estonia), Runar Alex Runarsson (Iceland), Bernd Leno (Germany) Defenders: Daniel Ballard (Northern Ireland), Kieran Tierney (Scotland), Cedric Soares …

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Lacazette vs Kane: Hilarious double-standards in Daily Mail penalty coverage

As Harry Kane won another penalty at the weekend, Gary Neville called him ‘cute’ and ‘wily’ just a week after Alexandre Lacazette was widely slated for being slammed into. So, given what had been said about the Arsenal penalty against Spurs last weekend and how widely derided Alexandre Lacazette has been for a number of …

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Arsenal defender Tierney: Arteta a football genius

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney admits he loves playing for manager Mikel Arteta. Tierney says Arteta is already clear with his matchday instructions. “We understand what Arteta wants. We hope that every week we are adding points, the results speak for this. “It doesn’t have to happen right away, it’s a long process,” Tierney told Goal. “Arteta …

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Arsenal players and staff stunned by visits from police after returning from Europa League tie

Arsenal players and staff were reportedly left a bit stunned by the strict police response when they returned from their recent Europa League tie in Athens. The Gunners were in Greece to take on Olympiacos in the Europa League, but received visits from police afterwards as they were keen to check if players and staff …

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Remembering the greatness of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal on the anniversary of his nightmare 1,000th game

From “Arsene Who” to “The Invincibles”, via all those things he did not see, Arsene Wenger brought a whole new lexicon to English football. He also changed the way the game is viewed in England, completely altering the horizons of a largely closed-off football culture to turbo-charge its transformation into the home of the most diverse, globally respected and …

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Mikel Arteta heaps praise on Martin Odegaard’s leadership qualities

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta heaped praise on the leadership qualities of Martin Odegaard following the club’s stunning 3-3 comeback draw against West Ham United in the Premier League yesterday. The Gunners made a poor start in the derby, and they went three goals down within the 32nd minute of the contest. It appeared that they …

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Lacazette admits Arsenal players didn’t respect Arteta game plan for West Ham draw

Alexandre Lacazette admitted mixed emotions after their 3-3 draw at West Ham on Sunday. Lacazette led the Arsenal frontline impressively after the break as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to the wing, and it was his shot that deflected off Soucek for the Arsenal opener. And while the Frenchman was disappointed not to be awarded the first …

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Joel Ideho: Moving to a big club like Arsenal was amazing

Joel Ideho says it was amazing to learn that Arsenal were after him, given the size and history of the club and their Dutch connections. Former Ajax youth winger Joel Ideho joined Arsenal over the summer, though he hasn’t had a completely smooth ride since then. Hovering in an awkward position between the u18s and the u23s, …

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