Thursday, July 28, 2011

Whats the Mata?

Its not very often that you log on to any football website and find news about Arsenal which in any sense is pleasing. Today happens to be my lucky day.
Juan Mata- a Gunner?
To start with, Juan Mata is on the brink of signing for Arsenal from Valencia. Good News? Hell ya! He is fast, intelligent, has an eye for pass, creates good number of Goals and handful at scoring as well. While few reports suggest that a bid has been accepted, while others say he is on his way to London for Medical, let us just say that he is expected to be a Gunner. But, at what price? I don't mean to say, 15 million which Arsenal are expecting to spend on him, but, will he be a replacement for either of Nasri or Fabregas?

Well that happens to be the second good news of the day, it looks like Fabregas has started training with Arsenal reserves well ahead of his schedule. Which bring us to a conclusion that the best mid-fielder in the Worlds stays at Arsenal for an other year. 

So does it mean that its the end of Nasri? Or will Arsenal risk to let him out for free? Or will he extend his contract? Only time and Arsene Wenger can answer these questions.

And the best part was watching Gervinho play for Arsenal, he has what Arsenal needs. He remind me of Drogba against Arsenal.

While the main concern still remains unanswered, reports suggest Arsenal are submitting an improved bit for Cahill at 18 million, which, if true- can see the English defender at the Emirates.
Tevez, Neymar and Messi have been named as the duds of the Copa America, who didn't see it coming?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Arsene Wenger to Cesc Fabregas: Creed- Away in Silence

I have been trying to work on this video in a long long time, finally.
I just loved the song and with the Fabregas saga running high I couldn't help compare it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Missing Thing.

A one-one draw to an unknown Chinese club not a motivator to blog, but what motivates me to blog today? No idea.
Hangzhou Greentown, wtf, anyway Arsenal played this club, and the most weird thing was that Even the Arsenal Jersey had players name in what, looked like/ obviously was Chinese.
Wenger started the match with a mix-up of experience and youngsters. While few have reported it as the usual 4-2-3-1, I think Wenger is trying to Revert back to 4-4-2. This is how we started.

The center back pairing of Squid and Djourou is the worst possible combination we can have. They play to high up the line, very slow to fall back, and suck one on one. While it was good to see Rosicky in the role which suits him best, he was wasted on wings. Van Persie is very very encouraging to watch, he has completely changed from the  supporting striker to the hit-man, he knows that he has the responsibility of scoring and he's gonna go a long way with that. Vela was impressive again and scored the only goal, which was a rebound from a Van Persie strike. Nasri was good.
Second half was much better with 11 changes with Szczesny, Jenkinson, Vermaelan, Koscielney, Gibbs, Song, Wilshere, Ramsey, Miyachi, Chamakh and Walcott. Vermaelan and Kosher pair up well and Gibbs will be an attacking asset as a LB.
While this being a very disappointing pre-season hope to see the team doing better and yes we conceded again by set-piece, we badly need a defender a left-back and someone to compete with Song for a regular place.

More news:
  • As usual the Nasri and Fabregas saga fails to take backseat. But to be honest I don't think  Arsenal will not be affected much by Nasri and Fabregas absence if, to be diplomatic, they are injured. But I want them to stay. 
  • Denilson, who once I like, seems to be the biggest casualty, as there are no takers for him, and he edges close to a Loan move to his former club, Sao Paolo.
  • While Eboue could be on his way to Turkish club Galatasaray.

Guys, one think which was missing in Wenger since last few season looks to be coming back. Yes, Wenger was famous for his aggression and angry comments on managers, his fights with Ferg and Jose Moron were bigger than the respective club rivalries those days. Looks like Wenger is getting it back and had Xavi, Dani Alves, Manchini in his crosses. It takes an other blog to have it, but its a good sign. Everything comes top-down, Arsenal to win titles need aggression, and if Wenger can instill that there is nothing better. Keep fighting.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bastards are from Barcelona, Twats are from Manchester United.

Its like they are taking turns. Like their everyday talk sounds like, "Screw you Puyol, you tried", "Ha Ha, Iniesta, that's all you got?", "Up yours lets see what you got Xavi".
Its like they get some incentives for all this shit they come out and speak to make Fabregas say something which they can use as leverage to land the Arsenal captain to the most unethical, classless club ever.
After Messi, Iniesta, Pique, Alves, Valdes, Tom, Dick and Jerk, it was Xavi's turn with,

"Cesc told me he was suffering because he wants to come here. It’s what he wants most and he’s done all he can to come, he wants Arsenal to let him leave. He made it clear everything depends on the selling club."
Are they so desperate to play with Cesc that they get such dreams? Its really irritating as an Arsenal fan when day-in and day-out you hear that Fab wants to leave when he is twitting and apologizing Arsenal fans for not being with the squad due to injury, will this ever stop? I think Fabregas should come up with a bold reply like Wenger replied Xavi,

"it’s very disrespectful and it’s not the first time Xavi has been very disrespectful towards Arsenal. What is important is that Cesc Fabregas is contracted at Arsenal Football Club. That is a fact and Arsenal want to keep him."
 The first game of season, Malaysia vs Arsenal, ended 0-4, a convincing victory for the gunners, more than anything its a victory to Wenger's youth policy. Carlos Vela,  Kieran Gibbs,  Aaron Ramsey, Ryo Miyaichi are surely as good as new signing for Wenger all of them as good as those being pointed out as Arsenal misses this season.
It was wonderful to see Carl Jenkinson, a totally unknown player. He is fast, good crossing and hard at tackle. He will surely improve at defending as he needs to compete with the likes of Sagna and Eboue for a regular spot.
Ramsey stepped up to take the first penalty, when Wilshere was fouled in the box. Which followed by a wonderful Walcott goal lovely assist by Ramsey, Vela made it third with his typical cheeky finish, when Rosicky set him up. Rosicky finished the game with his head to a Arshavin cross.
While I was about the complete this article, my friend Arpan gave me the best video ever.
This is a proof which explains why you find ManU fans every nook and corner, half of them don't follow shit about football, most of them think that Cristiano Ronaldo still plays for them.Once I posted a pic of Howard Web in ManU Jersey and convinced one of those idiots that he was a ManU player 3 seasons ago.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Be a Man- Russell Peters; Be a Real Man- Jack Wilshere.

Its not just the maturity this kid shows on the ground when he is playing against the likes of Xavi, Iniesta, Essien, Scholes which attracts me to him. There is an unmatched charm he has on and off the field. With or without the ball. Mark my words Jack Wilshere has in him, one, the killer instinct which Arsenal lacks. Two, the balls to do the dirty work. And I want to see this kid retire as an Arsenal legend. Jack Wilshere for me is Arsenal's answer to Steven Gerrard. Our future Captain Fantastic.
In the Shadows

He has  asked his role-model and Arsenal's captain Cesc Fabregas to snub Barcelona and prove his loyalty to Arsenal as he did last season.
"Loyalty is a big part of football and it shows if you are a real man or not. If you are loyal, it means you are a real man, We have loyalty at Arsenal and players have shown that in the past. Cesc showed that last year and hopefully a few more players will show it this year. Then we will see if we can get a trophy or not."
While this should be a big upset to English media as they have been constantly linking Arsenal's English stars, namely Wilshere and Walcott, away from Arsenal. While the comment Real Man has raised a few eyebrows to which Wilshere tweeted saying: "Have not read any papers but just so we get it right I actually said 'cesc showed he is a real man by staying and being loyal last season'.."

He further adds, "And hopefully we can have a few more players like that'... "I also said he has been a great role model for me! So why would i tell him to 'man up'!? Get it correct please..."

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Weekend of Good News

Its been a long time I've surfed sites to find positive news linking Arsenal. For this mini-blog today to start with, Gervinho is an Arsenal player according to the official website, will be announced after the squads Asia trip. Fabregas has tweeted to apologise to Asian Gooners for not being available on the tour, making it clear that he still is "EL CAPITAN". Nasri is with the team has rejected an offer from Inter, has a huge offer from ManCity. But reports suggest, Wenger will be taking a gamble with him

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Heart at Arsenal.

Wenger has promised that he will try his best to hold on to the mid-duo of Fabregas and Nasri.
"Our position is always the same, we want to keep Cesc and I will fight as hard as I can to keep him,"
And about Nasri, he adds:
"Samir Nasri is exactly the same. We will do everything we can to keep him,"
It looks certain that Fabregas has a season more at Arsenal. While, I can read skepticism in Wenger's comments about Nasri, it looks like with Chelsea also entering the race for the 24 year Gunner. When ManU have failed with a 20million bid. Man City are expected to launch a 25million bid for him, this is where I see Wenger's skepticism lying. If Wenger can cash in on Nasri who otherwise will see his contract to be a free-agent, will be a brilliant deal for the Gunners. As much as Nasri was awesome in the beginning of last season, I still don't see him as an impact player or a player who will make the difference for the Gunners.

While speaking about the player who makes the real difference, you should check out Rosicky when he's playing for Czech Republic. For the Euro Cup Qualifiers, Rosicky is the player to create most Goal Scoring chances, 21, equaling Iniesta. Also check out the Highlights of Czech Republic in the two matches here. Every time Rosicky gets the ball its a Highlight for Czech Republic.   


I think Technically Rosicky is the best player in Arsenal side, after the long long injury he just lacks the confidence. But in Fabregas's absence last season beginning he took up the role really well and proved his mantle, everything was perfect for him until that penalty miss against Sunderland. 
After Fabregas's return Rosicky wasn't given the opportunity in the right stage to prove himself and I think he's got a couple more years with him and a small loan in an easier league will just be perfect to boost his confidence to be back in the game. And he always is an inspiring leader on the pitch, very very hardworking and the one who has his heart at Arsenal unlike the two we've been discussing. I have been following all his videos on the YouTube channel carpenteraaaaaa11 the kind of confidence he bring in his National side is just what we need at Arsenal. 
And I see a lot of negativity in fans about Arsenal losing out on players like Hazard, Ricky Alvarez guys firstly we haven't bid for them to lose-out on them, secondly these guys are over-rated, over priced and un-proven stars. And we don't need mid-fielders.
I am very sure Wenger is doing his job and for I don;t think there is a manager better than him for Arsenal. Gervinho almost in, looks like we edge close to Cahill and Samba. This is all that Arsenal need at this point. While adding an other Song to the line up is my wish. 
For Heavens sake last year wasn't a disaster.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Positives and More Negatives.

Its really difficult for an optimistic fan like me to continue being one with the media making Arsenal to Footballing Transfers somewhat of what Terror is to Islamic Countries.
In short, never Positive always being blamed.

Well going back to whats in the news with less than 40days to go for the new season.
Its the same stale news, few websites claim that Man Utd are a step closer to sign Nasri, which I think is far from possible as Wenger will not be a jerk enough to sell him to them. But, the good thing is ManShitty are rivaling their City rivals for his services. And I personally think that if Nasri is not in Arsenal new lovely 125 years celebration kit. (Of which away is one I am surely buying) Then I think he might be with the Arabs, they'll surely out-bit ManU and will pay him shit loads per week.
While some stupid Bloggers just find every single opportunity to spread whatever possible about Fabregas, one of them read "Fabregas says he will not play for Arsenal again" and the article goes on and on telling about Barcelona's interest in their DNA'd guy and the bids all along and shit. But has no authentic sources which say Fab remotely quoting that he'll never be a gunner. And for a guy who considers Wenger on par with his parents I don't see that happening by any means. I am putting my money on Arsenal Captain to be in Arsenal but not as Captain.
Clichy to Man City for 7 million, yes it is a jackpot. I don't expect him to perform any better than he did for Arsenal in Premier League. Had he moved out to easy leagues, where the top clubs who spend shit loads of money and buy referees and have like Hundred in Goal Difference column, he could have even become one of the best in his position.
And its reported that Gervinho has completed his medical at Arsenal so this one will surely make people believe that Wenger is serious and looks like he'll continue his hunt for top four finish at least.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Whats happening Arsenal?

When put a debate to an Arsenal fan as to what is the worst few weeks "the three weeks following Carling Cup loss last season" or "the couple of weeks preciding this post", it will lead to a heated argument as I am of the stand that the last couple of weeks is the worst possible time. For all the websites are filled with negativity with news filled with quotes coming in from Fabregas friends, Nasri's uncles brother etc about them leaving. RVP's fake transfer request and confirmed Clichy (Man City, 7million)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Taking Position

From a guy to flunk a paper being lazy to write, to a regular blogger its been a long journey, I have transformed a lot in last few years. I remember it was just before FIFA World Cup 2006, a college football tournament when I saw too many Black Jerseys reading ZIDANE, and googled to find what/who that was. And now one of the biggest fan of Zidane. (I have watched almost every single video of Zidane on youtube).

And also a regular blogger these days for the club I support. Arsenal.
Supporting Arsenal since the UEFA Champions League Final 2006. (The first football match I watched completely). The Gunners lost to Barcelona, but won my heart. It took me time to get to know more about the game. And exactly 4 years to start writing about it.
I have been a regular blogger with, which I intend to as long as I am fired.
But this will be a space for The Gooners to share their emotions with me and I look to keep this as a blog I can refer back as Arsenal History in my words.
Hope Arsenal keep this season: Dynamite. Absolute Dynamite.