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.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Turkish Delight!

Arsenal 4-1 Galatasary

The Gunners marked Arsene Wenger’s 18th anniversary as Arsenal manager with an excellent display against Galatasary last night in which Danny Welbeck scored the first senior hat trick of his career.

Following defeat away to Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal were in desperate need of a victory here to get their Champions League campaign back on track.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Derby spoils shared

Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

There was a great feeling of disappointment on Saturday evening as the final whistle was blown at the Emirates Stadium. For those dressed in red and white, a final score line of 1-1 felt more like a defeat, while in the bottom far corner of the stadium, Tottenham supporters celebrated as if they had just won the league. The vast difference between the two clubs was perfectly encapsulated in this moment.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Gunners crash out

Arsenal 1-2 Southampton

As always, Wenger made several changes to the side for this League Cup tie and the team were duly made to pay by a near full strength Southampton.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Ozil stars

Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal

Arsenal put their midweek defeat to Dortmund behind them on Saturday with a comprehensive victory away to Aston Villa, restoring confidence.

The home side came into this game on a fine run of form, having just defeated Liverpool at Anfield with an excellent display of defensive solidity and counter attacking prowess. Such tactics it seemed would serve them well against an Arsenal side that had so far struggled to achieve a fluidity to their attacking play and as always appeared vulnerable at the back.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Gunners blitzed

Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal

There are times in football when you just have to hold your hands up and accept the opposition were the better team on the day. At the final whistle last night, even the most ardent Arsenal supporter had to admit Borussia Dortmund were superior in every single department. For anyone who refused to accept this fact, one glance at the shots on goal stats said it all, with the Gunners only registering 4 attempts to Dortmund’s 22.