Besides the relegation dogfight, title race, and fight for Champions League football, the announcement of the Professional Footballers’ Association awards — or the debate over the surprise exclusions —always act as the foreplay to silly season, which may not commence at least until the final whistle in the Football Association Cup final. Arsenal’s allegedly ‘poor’
Arsenal retained the league leader status after being embroiled in two away stalemates in a trot, but their display at Britannia Stadium last weekend desperately lacked creativity as they created only seven chances throughout the game, whilst they had gone into the very fixture having averaged 13 chances in the Premier League. Was it down
After his outstanding performance in Arsenal’s 3-0 crushing of Manchester United in the last weekend before the latest international break, Germany would have been right to expect an impressive display from Mesut Ozil as the world champions ended their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with games against the Republic of Ireland and Georgia. It was unfortunately
This is a strange one for me because I don’t necessarily think I am right. However, I can not, for the life of me, see the argument suggesting that Ozil is a top player. Five-six years ago when he was playing for Germany in the World Cup, he looked awesome. However, playing for Arsenal I
Inside Wembley Arena on Saturday night, Mesut Ozil watched middleweight boxer George Groves’s unanimous points win over Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse in his comeback fight following the devastating knockout he suffered at the hands of Carl Froch back in May. Desperate to prove people wrong, eager to show he does have the talents that have been
Arsene Wenger’s rejuvenated Arsenal wanted to send a clear message to the other teams by making a statement at Old Trafford but failed. Robin Van Persie’s header was enough to secure all three points against rivals Arsenal, as majority believed that win could dampen the Gunners title aspirations and make the Red Devils title contenders.
Even the rivals can testify that there is something different about Arsenal this new campaign. Predictably, majority would point to the Gunners decision to stick to Arsene Wenger despite the disheartening trophy less run that has gone for 8 years now. And if you are the logical football fan, you can assert it has played its
It finally happened. Arsenal has completed the signing of one of the most creative and consistent players in the world. And the club, in customary fashion, left it till deadline day to announce his capture. And you wouldn’t blame the Arsenal faithful for expressing their delight in this new recruit. The imaginative thought of a