5 players Arsenal should call time on

5 players Arsenal should call time on

Arsenal have a host of players with creativity, raw talent and flair. Wenger has built squads, re-built and added to his collection and now has a vast selection of players to choose from. However, amidst a squad which possesses clear talent, there's a number of players that Arsenal have put their faith in for far too long and now it's time to give-up. Abou Diaby is one player that Arsenal kept on the books for an unhealthy amount of time …
Is Calum Chambers too Versatile for his Own Good?

Is Calum Chambers too Versatile for his Own Good?

Last summer, Calum Chambers made his dream move to Arsenal.  The Gunners paid a fee that could rise up to £16m, a lot for a 19 year old that made only 25 senior appearances for Southampton. When Arsene Wenger signed him, the Frenchman said he wanted Chambers to be a centre-back.  He started his career in that vein getting a run of games in the middle of defence when Per Mertesacker was recovering from the World Cup and Laurent Koscielny …
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On October fourth, Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium for one of the biggest games in the Premier League season so far.  The Gunners are reeling after their embarrassing 3-2 loss to Olympiacos and need a victory in the worst way.  Manchester United are top of the league and looking good after their win mid week against Wolfsburg.  United will look to put down a marker with a victory here at the Emirates. Team News Arsenal have quite …
Arsenal Vs Olympiacos - Champions League Preview

Arsenal Vs Olympiacos - Champions League Preview

On September 29th, Arsenal will welcome Greek Champions Olympiacos to the Emirates Stadium.  After both of these teams lost their opening group game, they'll be desperate for a win to keep pace with group favorite Bayern Munich.  Arsenal will be especially hungry for victory after their embarrassing 2-1 loss away to Dinamo Zagreb. That loss has turned this fixture into a must win for the Gunners, as anything else will leave them in a very bad position in the group. …
Arsenal's Transfers: Vidal and the striker...

Arsenal's Transfers: Vidal and the striker...

As far as I’m concerned Cech is an Arsenal player – so I won’t be entertaining any comments that I’m jumping the gun. What I feel needs commenting on, is below. The formation and team I’ve detailed below is, worryingly, a lot of Arsenal fan’s preferred team, minus any potential signings that will improve what I have selected. These two points I’ve made tie in nicely, if the fans want superstar players – but want a majority of the team I’ve …
Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Arsenal have been linked to a number of defensive midfielders over the past couple of years.  It's been a position Arsene Wenger has needed to address for years.  This season, they found an option for that position in Francis Coquelin.  The young Frenchman came into the team and made the defensive midfield spot his own. Yet, for as good as Coquelin has been, a top team like Arsenal need two quality players in every position.  At the moment, they lack …
The Emergence of Francis Coquelin

The Emergence of Francis Coquelin

Arsenal football club are known for their free flowing football.  It is a trademark of Arsenal under Arsene Wenger and a lot of this comes from their abundance of diminutive creative midfielders, like Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, and Mesut Ozil.  The gunners have had trouble getting the balance in midfield right over the last few years.  Arsene Wenger has tried the likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini in the defensive midfield position over the last couple of years, but …
Mathieu Flamini's Season So Far | Stats

Mathieu Flamini's Season So Far | Stats

The French midfielder returned to Arsenal, for his second stint as a Gunner, on a free transfer from AC Milan in the summer of 2013, and although record signing and fan favourite Mesut Ozil has stolen all the headlines this season, Flamini's performances have been on par and equally impressive. Mathieu Flamini first signed for Arsenal in 2004 from Ligue 1 side Marseille, Flamini then went on to play over 100 games for the Gunners and scored on 7 occasions. …
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