Can Arsenal's Squad Cope With Their Tricky Upcoming Fixtures?

Can Arsenal's Squad Cope With Their Tricky Upcoming Fixtures?

After a summer that looked like it would bring no big signings and a disastrous first game of the season, Arsenal currently sit atop of the Premier League. The signing of Mesut Ozil, the form of Aaron Ramsey and the goal scoring exploits of Olivier Giroud have helped Arsenal to make most people forget the nightmare on the first day at the Emirates. Strong away wins at Fulham and Sunderland as well as a derby win at home to Spurs …
EPL Manager Index Week 5 | Laudrup, Pellegrini & Wenger on top

EPL Manager Index Week 5 | Laudrup, Pellegrini & Wenger on top

What a weekend for the Premier League.  And what a weekend for the Manager Impact Index. There were some surprises, a bit of sulking and even a sacking, that, when all added up means the Manager Impact Index had its busiest weekend so far. 277 points were distributed overall, an increase of 38 points on the previous week.  When you consider that 6 of the 20 managers earned nil points (said in a poor French accent) it means that the …
EPL Manager Index Week 4 | Villas Boas, Moyes & Laudrup impress

EPL Manager Index Week 4 | Villas Boas, Moyes & Laudrup impress

Whilst a lot of the media discussion from Week 4 of the Premier League has revolved around boring games, the low level of goals scored so far, and even the amount of time that the ball is actually in play, it's actually been a very busy weekend for the Manager Impact Index with Villas Boas, David Moyes and Michael Laudrup being the stand out performers this week. A total of 239 points were earned by the EPL managers this week, …
Arsene Wenger | Still is the Right Man for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger | Still is the Right Man for Arsenal

16 years. 16 consecutive years of Champions League qualification, with little-to-no spending, is what the pro-Wenger section of  supporters throw at you when questioned about the ambition and desire of current and long-standing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The glory days of Arsenal are well and truly behind them now and the club hasn't added any domestic or continental  silverware to its trophy cabinet for the last eight years, a cabinet that looks pretty deserted at the moment. But the signing of …
Wenger's Wilshere fitness worry

Wenger's Wilshere fitness worry

[caption id="attachment_26580" align="alignright" width="209"] Wilshere's creativity for Arsenal this season[/caption] Jack Wilshere has long been heralded as the future of English football and never more so now Roy Hodgson is in charge of the National team. However, with the Arsenal midfielder having only just recovered from a long and frustrating injury layoff this season Arsene Wenger has stressed the importance of him not being overused on the Arsenal Official Website. Arsenal supporters share the very same worry with Wilshere being a pivotal member of the Arsenal midfield …
Wenger angrily refutes contract extension rumours & recent criticism

Wenger angrily refutes contract extension rumours & recent criticism

Reports had been circling that Arsene Wenger was in line for a 2 year contract extension but when the subject was raised at his press conference, Wenger strongly denied it to be the case. The press conference was being held ahead of Arsenal's Champions League match against Bayern Munich and it wasn't long until the assembled team of journalists quizzed the Arsenal manager about the claims but Wenger was far from amused. [quote]That is the wrong information. I've worked for 16 years …
Swansea City vs Arsenal | Match Preview plus Cazorla & Michu stats

Swansea City vs Arsenal | Match Preview plus Cazorla & Michu stats

After the disappointment of going out of the European Cup at the hands of Bayern Munich despite coming within one goal of qualification to the Quarter Finals, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have to pick themselves up once more this season for the tough trip to this year's Carling Cup winners Swansea City who have caused Arsenal sizeable difficulties on the three occasions the two sides have met thus far this campaign with player of the season Michu having already registered three …
Arsenal v Reading | Match Preview

Arsenal v Reading | Match Preview

As the international break comes to an end we finally get back to the Premier League as we head into the business end of the season. With just nine games remaining it’s crunch time for these two teams. With Reading fighting against relegation and Arsenal looking up at a ‘Top Four’ finish, both teams will be fighting for the precious three points.  Reading sit 19th in the league, seven points from 17th placed Aston Villa, whereas Arsenal who are placed …
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