Cologne [Koln] 0 – 4 Arsenal: Match Reaction…

That’s what I call an inspiring preseason game. The three new signings straight into the team and we weren’t short of inspirational performances either – with all three of the new signings impressing and some of the existing squad showing new leases of life. Koln have been relegated, so they are a team we should … [Read more…]

Santa Claus [Santi Cazorla] is coming to town…

Two weeks ago, current Malaga boss, Manuel Pellegrini stated: “To sell him for 20m euros would be to give him away – I do not believe the club would do that.” But two weeks later, for a reported fee of £12.5m, the Spanish midfielder has now [virtually] joined the Arsenal 2012 revolution as Arsene bids … [Read more…]

The Wait Is Over…

The wait is over for today’s blog that is! I originally had started writing about Cazorla, and how he’d integrate into our team, but of course, despite the various reports in media and newspapers, there has been no official confirmation that he has signed. As a result, I have parked that blog – to be … [Read more…]

Pre-season Woes

Pre-season is an interesting time to be a fan… it’s a time where you’re told not to read into any of the results, and you’re told that “it’s only pre-season”, “the players are gaining fitness”, but in reality, you can’t help but analyse and possible over analyse as there isn’t much going on. It’s hard … [Read more…]

The Asia Tour Preview

So, boys & girls, ladies & gentleman, pre-season is fully underway and rocking & rolling… we’ve had a few low profile friendlies but next week sees our Asia Tour. It’s a chance for Arsenal as a club to appeal to the masses as we try and get our name, club and squad recognized globally. It’s not something … [Read more…]

It’s just an average Arsenal summer…

The Summer of 2007 saw Thierry Henry leave Arsenal in a protracted affair. The Summer starts with hope, but fades into reality. We’ve had ground-hog day every year since, with last season being extremely painful with the departures of Nasri & Cesc and last minute shopping. The latest and to the minute signing, Arteta, proving … [Read more…]

In, Out, Shake It All About…

For the last couple of years, as the “cheap replacements for the invincibles” were realized to be just that, there has been a cry from outside the club to “get rid of the deadwood”. When money became a serious issue for the club, we tried out a few players to fill in gaps – these were up … [Read more…]

Stop Bad Mouthing My Club…

Life is a tricky affair. Sometimes you hit the dizzy heights that everyone wants to be at and sometimes you have the horrible lows that we all try our best to avoid… And in the process, you experience many emotions. Happiness, sadness, frustration, jubilation… you name it. Whatever happens at the Arsenal, I am glad … [Read more…]

Robin: “It has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward.”

Wednesday, 4th July 2012, 4pm Dear Diary, Today I plan to publish a statement on my site telling everyone I am leaving Arsenal. Having rejected the contract last summer twice I thought they would have guessed, it’s not like I kept it a secret. I rejected the contract again this season and have really really … [Read more…]