Should Kieran Gibbs be Given a Run in the First Team at Arsenal?

Should Kieran Gibbs be Given a Run in the First Team at Arsenal?

Arsenal have recovered from taking only one point from their opening two matches and they are now being talked about as potential title contenders. They have been nearly at that level for the last few years, but their squad is now mature and they could finally be about to deliver the title that supporters are desperate for. The left-back position is one of the weaker in the side, which is why the performance of Kieran Gibbs was so encouraging on …
Arsenal Find Balance Amidst Changes

Arsenal Find Balance Amidst Changes

The FA Cup, the trophy that has given the gunners so much happiness in recent years, is more of an afterthought this season, given the shot they have in winning the league. In fact, Wenger's side is well aware of the amount of games a cup run would entail, already dealing with a beleaguered, fatigued and injured squad. Sunderland too are more focused on the Premier League, prioritising avoiding relegation to the romanticism of the world's oldest trophy. For these sides, …
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspurs Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspurs Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal have been on a golden run in the league over the last 5 games, winning every single one of them. They are neck to neck against Manchester City, sitting in second spot only because of an inferior goal difference. They host cross town bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday who have been on a good run themselves, winning on 4 of their last 6 outings. However, Arsenal will need to put behind the ghost of the heavy loss suffered against …
West Brom vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Brom vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Both sides head into this game with a real need to get their Premier League form back on track. West Brom have lost their last two league games after 2-0 losses to in-form Newcastle United and Chelsea, and the fixtures don’t get any easier with a wounded Arsenal next up for the Baggies in the early Saturday kick off. Arsenal lost their last league match at home to a fairly weak and injury stricken Manchester United team. Olivier Giroud provided …
Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

Do Arsenal need a Change in Approach?

There are less than two weeks before the start of the new season and Arsenal are yet to make the big signing their fans have been waiting for. As the Suarez saga rages on, Arsenal have only signed forward Yaya Sanago from French club Auxerre on a free transfer. Sanago made his debut at the weekend in the Emirates Cup, which was won by Galatasaray. Arsenal’s pre-season had been going well, swotting teams aside on their Asian tour. On Saturday …
The Premier League's BFG: Per Mertesacker | Arsenal Defender Stats Comparsion

The Premier League's BFG: Per Mertesacker | Arsenal Defender Stats Comparsion

The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

Ashley Cole has dominated the England left-back spot for many years, first breaking into the team against Albania in 2001, back when Sven was in charge. Wayne Bridge provided a little competition from 2002 until his last appearance in 2009. Since then we've seen Leighton Baines come into his own at Everton, being linked with Manchester United along the way, and begin to provide more competition, yet Ashley Cole is still considered the first choice left back. Kieran Gibbs has …
Arséne Wengers Six Pack | The British Core Sized Up | Arsenal Stats

Arséne Wengers Six Pack | The British Core Sized Up | Arsenal Stats

When home-grown talent to likes of Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott signed a contract extension at the Emirates, Arséne Wenger had said that it was his dream to form a British Core and that the 6 men will bring back the glory days for Arsenal. [caption id="attachment_31382" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Going for Glory? (Thanks to @mikesanz19 for image)[/caption] Everyone had high hopes for these players and they were expected to play a pivotal part …
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