Arsenal Fans Movie Score: 4 / 5
On March 17 of the current year, As.Monaco knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League thanks to away goals and Arsene Wenger later went on expressing his dissatisfaction towards that rule as the French manager believes stated that it should be eliminated from the Champions League and the Europa League.
Arsene Wenger has once again voiced his opinion concerning something in the world of football and this time it’s involving referees.
A few weeks ago, Zlatan Ibrahimovic received a red card after he tackled Chelsea’s Oscar during a Champions League match but after seeing replays of the tackle, the red card did appear to be way too harsh as the Swedish player did not deserve to be removed from the match due to the tackle.
When the match was over, Ibrahimovic stated that he felt he was around 11 babies in the pitch as the Chelsea players surrounded the referee and the Swedish attacker. The players of the squad of Jose Mourinho tried to put pressure and complain to the referee who still had not made his decision on giving away the red card. Continue reading
If you had to bet ahead of the last weekend’s Arsenal versus Liverpool fixture, you definitely would have put your money on the Gunners as they were playing at home and their form leading to the fixture was better. But, it was hard to predict that the match was going to be as one sided as it happened to be.
Arsenal were leading 4-1 when the proceedings came to an end with the final whistle of the referee. Continue reading
Recently my colleague Gary was in London for three weeks for a work project. In short order he turned from a somewhat stereotypical Californian to an almost rabid Anglophile.
As someone who enjoys the UK, I understood his attraction but was surprised by the scope of his attraction; especially since he is now actively campaigning for the company to allow him to transfer to the London branch. Continue reading
If some injuries had not occurred at Arsenal this season, Francis Coquelin might still have been playing for Charlton Athletic on loan.
But, because the Gunners’ management started feeling a bit short on midfield options courtesy the injuries, they called the 23-year old back and what an absolute revelation he has been.
The Frenchman has almost become a guaranteed selection in the starting XI of Arsenal with his consistency in the last 12-15 weeks.
And, his consistency has earned him a contract extension too at Emirates.
According to Arsene Wenger, the man who makes all the decisions in that Arsenal camp, this was going to be Coquelin’s last season in the Gunners’ outfit as the club had planned to put him on sale next summer.
But, the way, he came back from the loan spell and played, he took each and every person at the club by huge surprise. Continue reading
Arsenal Supporters Video Score: five / five
When Ronald Koeman took over as Southampton boss, a lot of people thought it was a mistake. The Saints were in tatters, most of their top layes had been sold and a new foreign manager had arrived to effectively start from scratch. It was tipped to be a disastrous season for the club, the 2014-15.
But Koeman accepted the challenge. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise because he never hesitated to do that as a player either – the Dutchman always took his opponents on and was one of the most outrageous and arrogant defenders of his time. Continue reading
Alex Song is currently performing for West Ham United on a loan deal with his parent club being Barcelona but the Cameroon midfielder has revealed his intention on making a return to Arsenal, which is the club where he used to play with and it’s the team where he spent his most time as he made over 120 appearances.
Song revealed his interest in returning to the Emirates Stadium.
“I would have liked to go back to Arsenal but they did not want to. That’s life. Cesc Fabregas also wanted to return to Arsenal but they did not want to exercise their option. It is surprising when you see what he is doing at Chelsea. He is stronger than before’’
‘’Arsenal is a family. I will see people who I know well. This is the club that made me grow up; I arrived there at the age of 17’’ Alex Song told reporters as he described just how important and how much of an impact Arsenal has been for him.
According to the Cameroon midfielder, he wanted to return to Arsenal but Arsene Wenger was not interested in bringing him back which was a similar thing with what happened to Cesc Fabregas as the Spanish midfielder wanted to come back to Arsenal after his relationship with Barcelona reached its end.
If this is indeed all true and Arsene Wenger did not want to bring back either Fabregas or Song then it would be a rather surprising decision from the French manager as his team is consistently being hit by injuries that has hampered the capabilities of Arsenal on a number of occasions on making a serious and genuine charge for the Premier League title.
Bringing back quality players such as Alex Song or Cesc Fabregas would be a good decision for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal as these players can spark new life to the squad.