Ramsey signs new long term deal.

Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey has pledged his long term future to the Gunners by signing a new contract today. Details are thin on the ground right now, but Ramsey cited Arsenal’s style of play as one of the key reasons for the decision, “”Every player wants to play in a team where they can … Continue reading

Hello Chamakh; adios Merida.

And so it begins. Arsenal’s transfer dealings have officially begun this week, with the arrival of Marouane Chamakh and depature of Fran Merida. Whilst both have been coming for a long, long, time, the former does at least represent Wenger’s awareness of the squad’s weaknesses. I believe that, with the same set of players that … Continue reading

“What an end to the half for Arsenal!”

I read a piece on the brilliant arsenalinsider.com today on Fabregas having earned the right to return to his home-town club this summer. Ignoring the argument about whether or not Cesc owes Arsenal anything, it got me thinking about what the diminutive Spaniard will leave in North London. Though the 23 year old has only … Continue reading

Life after Cesc.

OK, so he hasn’t officially left yet, but the sooner we all face facts the better. We’ve survived the departure of talismanic captains in the past,  and there’s no reason why we can’t do the same again. All signs seem to point towards a tedious drawn out transfer saga a la Arshavin 2009, but with … Continue reading

So I guess this is farewell.

Some things in sport are as inevitable as night following day.  No Grand Prix is complete without Martin Brundle brilliantly interrupting Tanja Bauer on his grid-walk. You can be almost as sure of a British fighter being let down by their wrestling in the world of mixed martial arts. When it comes to football, and more … Continue reading

The rumour mill is turning.

What? It could happen. Ok, it’ll never happen With fans already suffering post-season depression after Sunday’s campaign closer against Fulham, Sol Campbell has handed them genuine reason for cheer by pledging himself to the club for a further two seasons. The veteran centre back was widely considered as our best player in the final months … Continue reading

Post, but no cigar.

Arsenal were frustrated by not only their opponents but also the woodwork as Aston Villa underlined their status as legitimate top four contenders at Villa Park. Arsene Wenger predictably made nine changes to the side that was knocked out of the FA Cup by Stoke on Sunday, with only Denilson and Cesc Fabregas surviving the … Continue reading

Aston Villa v Arsenal betting preview

Arsene Wenger takes his side to Villa Park on Wednesday looking to continue the form that saw them go top, albeit temporarily, of the Barclays Premier League last week  Since being humbled at home by Chelsea at the end of November, Arsenal have won eight and drawn two of their ten league games. That run included a … Continue reading

Arsenal have Sol, but no heart as Stoke triumph.

First things first, apologies for the clumsy title. It’s been a horrible day to be an Arsenal fan and quite frankly i’m in no mood to think of anything better. I think I speak for the majority of Arsenal fans when I say I expected this result as soon as I saw the line-ups yesterday … Continue reading

Sleeping with the enemy

Bolton 0-2 Arsenal (Sunday, January 17th) First up on my Arsenal roadshow was perennial nemesis Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. Stood amongst a group of Wanderers fans I felt as comfortable as Nick Griffin at a Snoop Dogg concert.  I’m in with the home crowd because the 3,000 seats allocated to Arsenal were snapped up … Continue reading