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Should Jenkinson be allowed to leave Arsenal permanently? 0

Posted on December 17, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could allow on-loan West Ham full-back Carl Jenkinson to leave the club on a permanent deal for a fee of £8million next summer. However, it seems that the Hammers would not be prepared to pay that sort of fee for the 22-year-old.


With Arsenal bringing in right-backs Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy in the summer it was clear that Carl Jenkinson’s playing time would be limited with the Gunners if he stayed at the Emirates, so he decided to gain valuable first team experience with a loan move to West Ham.

Thierry Henry wants to become Arsenal manager 0

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Despite snubbing an invitation from Arsene Wenger to join his coaching staff in favour of a media job, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry admits that he would, nonetheless, love to be appointed the Gunners manager one day in the future.

Having seen his contract at New York Red Bulls come to an end, the 37-year-old decided to end his playing career and in turn accepted a lucrative offer to become Sky Sports pundit.

Henry has reportedly become the highest-paid pundit on British television, having agreed a six-year deal with Sky worth £4 million, while he also had offers from BBC and BT Sport.

Aaron Ramsey & Jack Wilshere to replace Mikel Arteta & Mathieu Flamini in the long-term 1

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere are regularly-playing first-teamers when fit, Arsenal will really start to take shape when the Londoners lose holding-midfielders Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini potentially in the summer at the end of their current deals.

The aforementioned experienced duo have been good servants for the club, but manager Arsene Wenger has already been thinking of the long-term, swapping Jack Wilshere into a deeper role for the club. Aaron Ramsey has spent the majority of his time playing alongside a deep-lying midfielder, and the natural evolution of the young pair will see Arsenal naming Ramsey/Wilshere in the spine of the team.

Can Arsenal rectify poor away form ahead of Liverpool clash on Saturday? 0

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have a difficult weekend clash against Liverpool that they can ill afford to lose. The Londoners are currently 6th in the Premier League table, and could go fourth with a win on Sunday. Arsene Wenger’s men, however, have to travel to Anfield, and they’ve greatly struggled on the road this season.

Defeats to Chelsea, Swansea City and Stoke City, while drawing against Everton And Leicester City has seen them somewhat lose ground on the sides above them, but a win against Liverpool this weekend would be a step in the right direction.

Gilberto Silva offered Arsenal return 0

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva has revealed that he has been offered an opportunity to return to the Emirates once he hangs up his boots, although he has failed to disclose in what capacity.

The 38-year-old still hopes to continue his playing career as he is finally ready to return from a difficult knee injury. The veteran footballer spent last year on the sidelines after he was released from his contract at Atletico Mineiro.

Silva now reveals he has used the break to start doing his coaching badges and basically prepare for life after football, while hinting that he could even return to Arsenal in the near future.

Danny Welbeck still in need of finishing coaching 1

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has enjoyed a decent start to the season since his arrival from Manchester United, but goals in the Premier League still aren’t coming easily for him.

The England international, 24, has three goals from 40 shots in 13 games for the Gunners, meaning he averages one goal from every 13 shots taken. Considering, Welbeck has been averaging three shots a goal, his goal-to-games record is slightly worse than 1 in 4.

Compare that with Arsenal’s first choice striker Olivier Giroud, who has bagged four goals from 18 shots in just seven games (325 minutes of Premier League football), meaning he’s averaging a goal every 81 minutes currently.

Thierry Henry retires to become a TV pundit 1

Posted on December 16, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has called time on his playing career and is set to embark on a new career with Sky Sports as TV pundit in 2015. Henry had been linked with a return to his former-club in some capacity, but has decided to opt for a new career in the media.


Henry explained his decision by telling Sky Sports: “It’s hard to leave the game you love behind,”

“But I’m at peace with what I’ve done in the game; I’ve got no regrets.

Santi Cazorla proving his worth after overcoming blip in form 0

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been in inspired form of late for the Gunners, at a time where many felt his services were no long needed. The Spanish international, 30, struggled at times in the previous campaign, and he didn’t exactly take off well this season either. But his form has considerably improved in the last few weeks.

The former Malaga man has scored and created seven goals this season already from midfield, while having made 32 chances and 35 successful dribbles in the Premier League alone. Boasting a pass completion ratio of 88.5%, Cazorla is at the top of his game of late. He has scored three goals and made three assists in his last five games, but before that was barely influencing proceedings.

Hector Bellerin justifies manager’s faith in his abilities 0

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Young Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is enjoying a somewhat successful breakthrough season with the Gunners of late, so far making seven appearances in all competitions so far. In the 4-1 win against Newcastle, the 19-year-old played a full 90 minutes and was outstanding in the backline.

He created a goalscoring opportunity, while making three dribbles, three tackles and a couple of important interceptions. A lot of has been said about manager Arsene Wenger stubbornly sticking by his youth players in the side, but the performance of Bellerin will have certainly silenced his critics.

Olivier Giroud proving why he’s irreplaceable for Arsenal 2

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was in fine scoring form for the Gunners on the weekend in their 4-1 win against Newcastle. The French international has only recently returned from injury, and bagged a brace for his troubles to boost Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish.

Giroud, 28, is already the Londoners’ second-highest scorer in the side (4 goals), and his influence will be key in the Arsenal attack for the second-half of the campaign. Scoring 16 goals in 36 league games last season, the former Montpellier striker is now regarded as one of the best strikers in the division, but manager Arsene Wenger was criticised for overlooking the likes of Wilfried Bony and Mario Balotelli.

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