International breaks can often be boring time for football fans, especially when they fall immediately after the close of the transfer window. The elation felt after the sensational capture of Mesut Ozil has now turned to almost unbearable anticipation as we wait to see his first game in an...
A few weeks ago, Arsenal fans were pulling their hair out in frustration as a result of one of the most dismal transfer windows in recent memory. We had scraped 4th place at the end of the season and with only a few weeks left before the transfer window...
Pre-Season & Season Outline Steve Gatting’s U21s side suffered a disastrous pre-season, losing three of the five games, only winning against Sutton United. Carl Laraman’s U18s travelled to Germany for a pre-season tournament held by Borussia Dortmund, competing against the National Chinese football team, Hamburg and Valencia. Unfortunately, the U18s...
Name: Mesut Özil Age: 24 (15/10/1988) Height: 6”0 Nationality: German International Caps: 48 (as of 09/09/2013) Current Club: Arsenal Previous Clubs: Real Madrid, Werder Bremen, Schalke Preferred Foot: Left Position: Attacking Midfield, Right Wing Player Profile:                       Technical: Özil’s technical ability is regarded as one of, if not the cleanest and most precise in world football. Capable of drifting past players...
Astonishingly, and to the surprise of not just Arsenal fans, but most of the footballing world, Mesut Özil is now a Gunner. The surprise comes from the inexplicable decision by Real Madrid to sell one of their star players, not that us Arsenal fans will worry too much about...
It’s the morning after the night before. Yes Arsenal really did sign Mesut Özil yesterday. The 24 year-old World Class German will link up with the rest of the squad after international duty. But did that marquee signing mask what was otherwise a poor window? We signed (other than...
People always say the same thing about their clubs, and now it's our turn. “There will still be an Arsenal after Wenger.” Those who have been a proud part of the ‘Wenger out’ brigade find it particularly easy to utter such a phrase. It also seems to come easier to...
I’m not going to talk much about the Villa game as we’ve all done enough of that, but what I am going to talk about is Arsene, Arsenal and the mess we have found ourselves in. In the next paragraph Tottenham will be discussed, so there’s your warning. EARLY in...
Arsene Wenger said on Friday if we brought him a player that would improve the squad then he would look at them (with the intention to sign), so I did. I think we need a goalkeeper, right-back, centre-back, defensive midfielder, winger and striker. Here’s the list. Asmir Begović – 26...
It’s Monday the 12th of August and my weekly season review begins without any stellar signing to discuss. Hopefully by my next entry that will be different. Forget the transfer tirade (or not) Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners against Man City in Helsinki on Saturday – albeit in a friendly,...