Looking forward to one hell of a ride!

October 31, 2010

Since the start of this season we have been facing a lot of injury problems. At times we have been without 7 first team players. Still we have managed to remain at the top of the table. We have had to deal with a couple of loses on the way but that is part and parcel of the game. The most important thing is the performance and the way you deliver on the field. It’s still early in the season but the way things are moving we are in for one hell of a ride and hopefully it will have a great ending. Read the rest of this entry »

Arsenal 1 – 0 West Ham: We can grind out results! + ratings

October 31, 2010

I was a relieved man when that ball went into the back of the net and so must all the Gooners around the word. Clichy and Song saved our day at the right moment.

It was again one of those games where we were supposed to win it easily but things weren’t going our way. We had plenty of possession, we created a few clear chances which were denied by the keeper and the ones that missed the keeper were stopped by the woodwork. At one point I was just cursing our luck and hoping that it doesn’t end with us dropping points. Read the rest of this entry »

Arsenal vs West Ham preview: Let’s keep the momentum going!

October 30, 2010

So we meet West Ham tomorrow at the Emirates and if things remain the way they are, West Ham is going to have difficult times. They currently sit at 20th place in the league as their start to the season hasn’t been good, their worst in fact in a long time.  Although they will be hoping to get something  as they come into this match on the back of a win and that they have beaten us at the Emirates before, being the first away team to beat us at the Emirates. Read the rest of this entry »

Non-Vintage Arsenal down Newcastle: Report, thoughts and ratings

October 28, 2010

A comfortable win sees us qualify for the quarterfinal of the Carling Cup for yet another year, 9th successive season.

We started brightly as Vela tested Krul in the opening minute followed by Bendtner who was denied thrice in succession, twice by the defence and once by the keeper. Eboue, Walcott and Gibbs all had shots on goal in the opening 10 minutes as we meant business. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcastle vs Arsenal preview: One step closer to a trophy!

October 27, 2010

Tonight we face Newcastle away from home in the Carling Cup. In the last round when we taught the Spuds a lesson, Newcastle themselves overcame Chelsea. They have an overall one more win than us against us in all competitions; still they haven’t won the last seven cup ties against us. The stats are here and the facts here. Read the rest of this entry »

Team news, Nasri extends contract and Ballon d’Or

October 26, 2010

The dust has settled by now on our massive win against the City and all thoughts will now have shifted on tomorrow’s Carling Cup fixture. Today Wenger revealed that he will approach the game the same way he did in the last round. He has said that Koscielny, Walcott, Szczesny, Vela and Bendtner are all going to be in the starting lineup for tomorrow’s game. Other players like Lansbury, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Eastmond are also in the squad. A few players will also be rested from the City game. Read the rest of this entry »

Man City 0 – 3 Arsenal report: Sweet victory + Ratings

October 25, 2010

WOW! That was a sweet victory and  an awesome performance by Arsenal. Sweet because we beat them in their own backyard and awesome because we did it in style. We went out there to prove a point and we did it in an emphatic fashion.

The start to the game was crazy. City had a sniff on goal in the opening minutes. Tevez from the right side crossed in the ball which was flicked cleverly by Silva towards goal but was brilliantly saved by Fabianski. Read the rest of this entry »

Arshavin needs to prove a point, Fabregas and manager of the decade

October 24, 2010

Andrei Arshavin has recently come under the spot light for his lackluster performance against Birmingham. Some have argued that he doesn’t give his hundred percent and looks out of touch. But his stats tell a different story. He has been on target 5 times with three assists in all competitions this season. He might not look like giving his best but he still is effective. Read the rest of this entry »