Monday, 10 November 2014

Same old Arsenal......

Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

Arsenal failed to hold onto a lead for the second game in succession on Sunday as the Gunners lost 2-1 away to Swansea having scored the opener.

It is extremely frustrating following Arsene Wenger’s side at the moment as the same mistakes are repeated time and time again, with the manager failing to address key issues.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

30 minute collapse

Arsenal 3-3 Anderlecht

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski look dejected after Anderlecht score their third goal

In thirty excruciating second half minutes, Arsenal once again showed the soft underbelly which will continue to undermine their progress unless Arsene Wenger acts fast to address it.

Unsurprisingly, and one can assume not for the last time this season, Wenger’s failure to strengthen his squad’s defensive department came back to haunt him against a side which at 3-0 down, should have been well and truly beaten.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Hot Chilean!

Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

Alexis Sanchez was once again at the centre of another Arsenal win on Saturday as the Gunners eventually overcame a stubborn Burnley side 3-0.

Before the match, Arsene Wenger had discussed the merits of South American strikers in the modern game and the fact that top level European forwards are now an extremely rare breed. Sanchez proved his manager right with yet another wonderful display to earn all the plaudits from the football pundits, as well as Wenger, who compared his striker to Luis Suarez during his post-match interviews.   

Monday, 27 October 2014

Sanchez at the double

Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal

14/15: Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal produced another lacklustre attacking display on Saturday, despite recording a two goal victory away to Sunderland.

The Gunners attacking players, apart from the impressive Sanchez, seem to be lacking in confidence at the moment.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Lucky Arsenal

Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal

Lukas Podolski

Arsenal got themselves out of jail on Wednesday night with two goals in two minutes right at the end of the game, to take all three points from a match they deserved to lose. Ultimately the result may paper over the cracks as it enabled Wenger to escape having to answer difficult questions following another extremely below par performance, but this was simply not good enough.

The Gunners weren’t up against world beaters by any stretch of the imagination. This was an Anderlecht side that have consistently finished bottom of their Champions League group, have failed to win their last 11 games and have now also lost their last 6 home games in Europe’s top competition. Yet they made Arsenal look ordinary. Wenger’s side were abysmal from start to finish and the manager should be under the spotlight as he has struggled to achieve any semblance of cohesion from his side this season.

Injuries have hampered his options but the manager is making baffling decisions which are to the detriment of his side.

Monday, 20 October 2014

We back Arsene when he has a plan. We stay quiet when he doesn’t

Arsenal 2-2 Hull

We back Arsene when he has a plan. We stay quiet when he doesn’t

Those were the words of Arsenal chairman, Sir Chips Keswick during last Thursday’s AGM at the Emirates Stadium. They are words which should send a shiver down the spine of every Arsenal supporter as they essentially confirm that Arsene Wenger is not accountable to anyone at the club. He is simply surrounded by yes men who never question him even when the manager refuses to address the blindingly obvious. To have the chairman of this great club openly admit this was quite astonishing.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Wenger undone by Mourinho again

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger shoves Jose Mourinho in the chest with about 20 minutes gone at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 

Arsenal lost more ground to Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table yesterday as the Gunners left Stamford Bridge with no points from an extremely tight game.

Memories of that 6-0 demolition the last time these two sides met were dredged up by the media in the build up to this match with the fear amongst the Arsenal faithful that a repeat performance was in store. The main criticism of Wenger in recent years has been the fact the manager never seems to learn from his mistakes, with his side being exposed time and time again and no indication of a change in tactics or formation.