Walcott scored the winner but it was Adelaide who caught the eye Arsenal won the Emirates Cup for the first time since 2010, becoming the first club to win the esteemed competition for an unprecedented fourth time and—ah, who are we kidding? We all know that this preseason tournament is little more than a glorified friendly, and all involved should be careful not to draw too many conclusions from the proceedings. Is Lacazette utter
Perhaps Arsenal’s sternest test in pre-season so far came against the German side Wolfsburg as they claimed victory in the pre-season tournament played entirely at the Emirates. The Emirates Cup victory for the Gunners came thanks to a 55th minute goal by Theo Walcott. Arguably among the best performers of the night was youngster Reine-Adelaide who slid in the superb assist for Walcott’s goal that would prove to be the winner.
Karim Benzema could be set to leave Real Madrid this summer Arsenal are interested in signing Karim Benzema and have reportedly contacted Real Madrid to confirm their interest, according to a report in Spanish daily El Confidencial. The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, with Manchester United also showing interest in the striker. Various reports have suggested that Arsenal made a bid of £31mi
Theo Walcott may have a difficult choice to make about his career After the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City, Liverpool have got to be feeling the sting of losing yet another dangerous attacker so soon after seeing the south-bound Suárez enjoy so much success at Barça, while they stumbled to a sixth-place finish. With Sterling's £43.75m transfer fee in their pocket and the need for a pacy winger-cum-forwa
Arsenal lifted the Barclays Asia Trophy in Singapore after beating Everton 3-1 Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 to clinch the Barclays Asia Trophy, in a match which saw former Chelsea goalkeeper and new signing Petr Cech make his debut. Wenger fielded a strong Arsenal line-up for this pre-season fixture, including the likes of Ozil, Giroud and Ramsey, who weren’t part of the squad in their previous outing against the Singapore Select XI.
Alexandre Lacazette scored 27 goals in 31 games for Lyon last season He's French. He's (potentially) undervalued. Plenty of face, solid finishing, room to grow. Hell, he's the next Henry. The only asterisk to append to that claim, apparently, is that he's already delivered one massive season, scoring 27 goals in 31 Ligue 1 appearances, offering a strong comparison to Henry's delivery at the same age when he scored 17 go
Liverpool have not been able to replace Luis Suarez properly after he departed for Barcelona With Fabio Borini’s departure imminent, Rickie Lambert not getting younger, Mario Balotelli firing blanks and Daniel Sturridge constantly on the treatment table, it doesn’t take a genius to realize the importance of signing a proven goalscorer before the end of the transfer window. To be honest, I’ve been really impresse
Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal could play along with Gabriel in a three-man defence For the most part, the reaction to the series opener of ‘Spicing up the tank without breaking the bank – Part 1’ featuring a Barca style front 3 was positive. However as I suggested it is a case of using one’s imagination to consider the strengths of the current squad and mixing it up to surprise the Premier League. The question
Can Arsenal play with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain up front? I have not written a new article here for a while but, as is often the case, a few thoughts that are hanging around in the back of my mind are brought to the fore by events. The events in question are the Champions League final and Barcelona in general and the first half of England vs Ireland the other day. Oh, and one other train of thought that i
The Arsenal team poses with the FA Cup London, May 31 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side's recent FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa will boost them for serious title challenge next season. Goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud crushed Aston Villa at the Wembley Stadium here as the Gunners won the competition for a record-breaking 12th time on Saturday. "I'm not
Arsenal players on the top deck of an open-topped bus during their FA Cup victory parade in London While last season's FA Cup was a bum-clenching, nail-biting spectacle that took every ounce of belief, determination, and, yes, time that we could find, this one felt altogether different. For long, long stretches, it seemed that it was all Aston Villa could do to hold us at bay as we tested Shay Given time and time again only f
Aston Villa’s Wembley moment was blown to the pieces by Arsenal who thumped them 4-0. The Gunners retain the FA Cup, first time since 2002/03 season. Goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud were enough for Arsene Wenger’s boys to retain the gold. This triumph made them the most successful team in the history of the competition as they won it for the 12th time. The North London club outclassed their
Arsenal players celebrate after winning the FA Cup Arsenal defended their FA Cup crown with a relatively easy 4-0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley. Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud got the goals for the Gunners on a night where they were completely dominant. Manager Arsene Wenger made a brave decision to drop Olivier Giroud and start Theo Walcott up top whereas Wenger’s counterpart Tim Sherwood benched
Will Santi Cazorla get into Arsenal’s starting lineup? On Saturday Arsenal line-up in their record 19th FA Cup final. A win in this match would see them pull away from Manchester United to become the singularly most successful team in FA Cup history having matched Manchester United’s 11 trophy wins with the victory over Hull last season. How Arsenal approach this game is going to be interesting. The level of the opposition is a
Injuries have been a key factor in keeping the Arsenal duo out of the side It was a throw-away line, a bit of vanity, that I tossed in as an afterthought. In hindsight, though, I should have seen it coming. My predictions, after all, had been off-base in recent weeks. I kept calling for wins and we staggered to draws, even a loss. I started to doubt my ability to see into, nay, control the future. 3-1 over Swansea? 1-2 over Man U? What was