September 10, 2019 by
There are many legends that have been and gone over the years at Arsenal Football Club, but one cult favourite that always seemed to stick in the mind and heart of most fans is Nwankwo Kanu. The Nigerian forward had some great moments and some not so great moments in an Arsenal shirt, but for the most part, he was a stalwart.
Unfortunately, in the piece that we’re about to touch on, Kanu allowed his emotions to get the better of him by once again deciding to use his influence to voice his opinion. That’s all well and good, but when there’s a degree of bias in your opinion, it kind of renders it a little bit pointless. .......Read more here.....
August 14, 2019 by
Alex Iwobi has left Arsenal Football Club after departing on Deadline Day. The Gunners were able to get a pretty nice fee for the Nigerian international, who wound up joining fellow Premier League side Everton in an exceptionally random last minute deal. Interestingly enough this deal seems to have split the Gunners fanbase down the middle, with some agreeing with it and others feeling as if it was a poor decision from the club.
As reported by Evening Standard, the man himself had the following comments to make as he begins this brand new chapter of his career with the Toffees on Merseyside. .......Read more here.....
June 25, 2019 by
The Africa Cup of Nations has been really enjoyable thus far, which is a good sign, given that we’re still in the very early stages of it. Many nations are still trying to find their feet, with a few having not even played a single minute of football at the tournament yet. We aren’t convinced that we’ve seen the eventual champions step out on the pitch up to this point, but even if we’re wrong, it’s exciting to debate about it all. .......Read more here.....
May 09, 2019 by
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal boss Unai Emery will attempt to sell attacking midfielders Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer. Both have previously been linked with exits.
However, as they are two of the highest earners at the club and funds are tight as Emery attempts to rebuild a fragile Gunners squad.
Both enjoyed mixed fortunes at Arsenal
It would be hard to say that either Ozil or Mkhitaryan have been roaring success in north London. Ozil is such a mercurial character, obviously talented. However, the biggest frustration with the playmaker is that we have seen what he can do when on form. .......Read more here.....
February 11, 2019 by
Arsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for Alex Iwobi following the 1-2 win away at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, especially his work-ethic and attitude.
Iwobi broke the deadlock in the 16th minute, doing well to control a difficult volley to capitalize on a cross from the left by Sead Kolašinac but also with a dose of luck as the shot caught Huddersfield defender Terence Kongolo, changed direction and caught goalkeeper Ben Hamer on the wrong foot as it hit the back of the net. Alexandre Lacazette finished off a great team effort and doubled the lead just before half-time, meaning that the late clumsy goal by Kolašinac was of little consequence. .......Read more here.....
February 08, 2019 by
I would say each day I’m still growing and still learning, but negatives, obviously they’re always going to criticise me for my goals and assists, which I need to add to my game if I want to be compared with the people I’m playing with.
“The main thing is just to remain calm. We’ve even been doing some mental work to remain calm under pressure and calm when I’m on the pitch, and this is something I’ve been working on, not just in football but also off the pitch as well.” .......Read more here.....
November 20, 2018 by
The international break isn’t the best thing in the world, and we promise that we’re going to stop going on about it sooner rather than later. A lot of fans just aren’t that interested in what their nation is going to do unless it’s at a major international tournament, and even then they can be pretty fickle after one or two bad results. Nonetheless, despite being quite negative about the whole process ourselves, we’re choosing to look on the positive side of things – especially in the wake of a few really important performances from Arsenal stars. .......Read more here.....
November 07, 2018 by
On Thursday night, Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, as the Gunners look to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition.
Arsenal have won all three of their group games so far and would book their place in the next round with a victory. The team from north London are now on a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions. .......Read more here.....
November 04, 2018 by
Arsenal may not have beaten Liverpool on Saturday evening, but there are plenty of positives to take from the 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium. It was certainly not a terrible display by the Gunners by any stretch of the imagination.
Positive from Emery
One was the fact that Emery made some risky substitutes, which played a part in the Gunners 82nd-minute equaliser.
The Spaniard decided to send on forward Danny Welbeck in place of left-back Sead Kolasinac. The move saw Nigerian international winger Alex Iwobi move to full-back to replace the Bosnian international. .......Read more here.....
October 01, 2018 by
Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi can be highly frustrating at times. The Nigerian international does have ability, but he has been so wildly inconsistent for Arsenal that it is infuriating.
Iwobi has been in and out of the Gunners starting line-up in recent seasons. However, under Unai Emery, he seems to have improved slightly. The Spaniard is renowned for improving players and maybe he has had a hand in Iwobi’s improvement this season.
Producing an end product
The big issue with Iwobi has been that he has the ability to beat players and is an intelligent footballer, but he is often missing an end product. This season Iwobi has made just four top-flight appearances, with three coming from the substitute’s bench. .......Read more here.....