Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Get Rob Green in Wenger

With the news that Fulham aren't willing to sell Schwarzer and only 3 hours left of the transfer window, Rob Green actually looks like an attractive option. Once an England number one, I feel Green would be a much better option in goal than the current crop of Arsenal goalkeepers. Furthermore, the criticism he faced during the World Cup was a bit over the top and I can't remember one world class keeper who hasn't made one mistake in their career.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Arsenal Go Top with Win At Blackburn

Arsenal faced arguably their biggest test of the season so far against a strong Blackburn side but they passed it with flying colours with goals from Arshavin and Walcott ensuring a 2-1 win.

Despite early pressure from Blackburn, Arsenal soon managed to get their passing game going and were soon  in the lead with Van Persie setting up a superb Theo Walcott strike. However the game was far from over as Blackburn slowly got back in the game. Boosted by the news of Van Persie going off with an ankle injury, Diouf, on loan from Mancheseter United, ensured that Blackburn went into half-time level.

As the second half kicked off any fear of a repeat of the second half at Anfield were put to one side after Arshavin made it 2-1. A calm finish from the Russian but credit should go to Bacary Sagna who played a vital role in assisting the goal. Arsenal managed to hold onto the lead and earned themselves their best start to a Premier League season for 3 years.

Key Players

Chamakh: Held the ball up very well, linking the play up and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet.

Diaby: Looked very composed on the ball and didn't let the Blackburn midfield bully Arsenal.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Arsenal stand a good chance for the league

It may still be early days in this new Premier League season, and the destination of this coveted Premier League trophy has not been decided yet, but one thing I can assure, is that come May, we will either be crowning Arsenal or Chelsea as champions of England.  

Why Arsenal Can Win The League

Now some of you may be reading this thinking I've gone mad already writing off the likes of Manchester United and big spenders Manchester City and branded a team who hasn't tasted silverware in 5 years as title favourites but here are 6 reasons why I believe Arsenal will be crowned champions come May:

1. The form of Theo Walcott

The young Englishman has already showed that he is capable of reproducing the form he showed in that magical night in Croatia having already bagged a hat-trick in his first full game this season. 

2. The presence of Marouane Chamakh

The Moroccan international provides Arsenal with something that has eluded the Gunners in previous years, a 'target man'. Chamakh has already showed signs of 'roughing up' opposing defenders and has justified his statement that he is 'comfortable with the ball in the air' with a fine header to round off the 6-0 drubbing of Blackpool. 

3. Young English Talent

The likes of Jack WIlshire, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Henri Lansbury and Kieran Gibbs have all showed that they may have what it takes to breakthrough into the Arsenal team and this young English talent may be the key to ending our trophy-less period. 

              4. Jack Wilshire

               Although there are many young talents breaking through into the Arsenal team at this present time I        regard Wilshire as by far the strongest. Jack has already showed he has what it takes to cut it in the Premier League when he was on loan at Bolton last year capping in fine performances away at West Ham and at Chelsea. Jack also looked extremely comfortable in the opening day fixure at Liverpool where he faced a strong Liverpool midfield which contained the likes of Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard and Javier Maschereno. 

5. The arrivals of Koscielny and Squillaci 

Last year we had many injuries at the back and with the likes of Silvestre stepping in as cover didn't give Arsenal fans much confidence and frankly didn't do any favours to our title chances, however this year with four decent defenders in the form of Koscielny, Squillaci, Djourou and the ever reliable Vermaelen I feel we will see Arsenal conceding less goals than last season.

6.A fully fit Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas

These two are good enough to grace any team in the world and I really feel that if these two have good seasons, Arsenal have a great chance of ending their trophy drought and bringing the Premiership back to the Emirates.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

First Post

Hi readers,

I look forward to sharing my thoughts about the Arsenal with you for the upcoming season.


Football Lad.