Arteta confident of good season

August 22, 2012 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

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Arsenal vice-captain Mikel Arteta has high hopes for the Gunners this season and believes they are looking in good shape to have a successful campaign. The Spaniard was made vice-captain by Arsene Wenger behind Thomas Vermaelen, who is the new skipper at the Emirates Stadium. It looks as though Arsenal could still do some business in the transfer window, with a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin looking likely. Also, the highly-rated Yann M’Vila, who has been a long-term target for... 

Thoughts on Van Persie

August 21, 2012 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

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So Robin Van Persie has finally joined Manchester United after a summer of speculation. The deal is worth around £24 million for the Gunners skipper and in the end, maybe it is a good bit of business from Arsene Wenger.  Although everyone assessing football bets  will agree that last season, the Dutchman was an instrumental figure in Arsenal’s campaign and they would have been nowhere without him – it was the only time he had made more than 30 appearances in a season in the Premier League.  Wenger... 

Poor defence holding Arsenal back?

August 11, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

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It might just be this writer’s nostalgia, and of course the game has changed over the last decade or so. But the repeatedly bad performances of a leaky defence grates someone who can remember that famous, air-tight well-regimented defence that would squeeze the life out of opposition attacks. Is it any co-incidence that since Tony Adams (if Parlour was the Romford Pele, then surely Adams was the Romford Bobby Moore) left the club, they have only won one title, compared to the four that he won during... 

Why I think Arsenal will win the league!

March 16, 2011 by  - Filed under Premier League

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In Gooner terms, to describe the last month as very very bad, would be a desperate understatement. Defeat to Birmingham, Barca and United saw us crash out of three major trophies, not to mention a disappointing draw at home to Sunderland in the league. On top of all this we have taken injury blows to Djourou, Szezny, Walcott, Song and of course our captain, Cesc. Calls in to 5 live have been requesting Arsene to leave as if we have finished in the bottom half of the table, from the outset it seems...