Hi all, long time no see! Yes, I know it’s been a long time since I wrote, but to cut a long story short, I’ve been very busy lately (and everything that can be said about Arsenal has already been said anyway). But it’s now the international break (HOORAY!), so we can all look forward to having a nice relaxing few weeks, safe in the knowledge that we’re top of the league. Getting there is tough, and very few people predicted it after our 3-1 opening day defeat to Aston Villa, but even now, people are doubting our ability to stay there, and staying there is what makes you Champions. Continue reading
It’s been almost two long and boring weeks since Deadline Day, and the signing of Mesut Özil still hasn’t quite sunk in yet…I’m sure it will, but it’ll definitely take some time! Apologies for the lack of writing, but I wanted to wait until the window shut before I posted anything else, for fear of jinxing anything! And now that it’s been almost two weeks, everything that can be said about our new superstar has already been covered, so I won’t go into it too much. Instead, I’ll be focusing on another Wenger Deadline Day special from 2011, Mikel Arteta.
What a disaster that was – it’s Aston Villa at home, for crying out loud! On paper, it’s probably one of the 10 easiest fixtures that we’ve got all season, a real opportunity to claim 3 points, and prove to some of our potential transfer targets that we can actually compete. The 3 points can be made up throughout the season…the knock on effects? That might take something much more substantial.
Hi all – sorry for the lack of writing, it’s been a busy few weeks, although clearly not for Arsenal in the transfer window. I won’t go into the whole Luis Suarez debacle, because I tend to jinx any transfer talk whenever I talk about it, but I would like to use it as a way of introducing this particular post, which surrounds our current defensive situation.
As I write this, pictures of one Carlos Tevez are being circulated around Twitter, adorned in his new Juventus shirt. It may seem irrelevant to Arsenal, but in reality that couldn’t be further from the truth. As one Argentine striker departs the Premier League, it clears a pathway for another one, Gonzalo Higuain, to join. In what has been a fairly tepid few weeks, this signing of the Real Madrid man could spark some energy into the lives of Arsenal fans yet again.
This piece comes courtesy of Michael Davin, one of the armada of London based Manchester United supporters but more than anything a geek, and indeed a football fan. Find him on Twitter at @KidJustKid, discussing everything from music, science, sports, gaming and whatever’s pissing him off at that particular moment. Here are his views on the Rooney to Arsenal ‘saga’ (if you can call it that…) Continue reading
Not so long ago, it was a viable idea that the Japanese national side that is currently in the Confederations Cup in Brazil would feature a certain Ryo Miyaichi. When I say ‘not so long ago’, I’m thinking of the beginning of the 2011/12 season, when the Japanese wonderboy had just come back from a fairly successful loan spell in Holland, where he would play at Feyenoord whilst waiting for a work permit. He was always one for the future, but it would seem as though it’s either now or never for him, certainly at Arsenal.