The lads are a more united bunch, fighting for one another and digging deep. In the past 3 seasons we have done away with sulkers namely Adebayor, Gallas and Nasri which has done well to help the
This is why, at the time of Arteta’s signing many fans (myself included) were still looking at Mata and wondering what might have been. Arteta is quality player, but he’s not regarded as the potential world beater that Mata is – evidenced, perhaps, by the inclusion of one and not the other in the national team. Young Juan is a tricky, skilful little game changer you could consider building a team around and though our own Spaniard possesses some of that ability himself, his expertise has really shined through this season when keeping it simple. Also Arteta is a lot older than Mata, with a lot less room
has had to listen to a lot of unfair criticism as he has been trying to improve his game. The fact that he has stayed fit this season is a major reason why we are now seeing the best of him. Since becoming a regular first team player at Arsenal, he has suffered from niggles and knocks from his
Walcott expanded lots of energy in our win and was a real outlet when we bombed forward. Our direct style seems to suit his play. Another thing I noticed in his game is that he is more confident in his
We have seen positional errors from Vermaelen in the past, he is a player who plays right on the edge and at times has been a little over eager in winning the ball when standing his ground may have been the more sensible option. If playing alongside Koscielny then he may have one of the
Jenkinson has been ruled out of the Norwich game this weekend with a stress fracture in his back and according to Wenger he is out for 2 - 3 weeks. Jenkinson has been in fine form and in our last 2 matches and has been able to form a very solid combination with Theo on the right wing. Against West Brom, going forward he was very impressive and put into the box a number of good crosses and had we had Chamakh on that day we should have won with a bigger margin. Defensively he was
I think we all saw the difference in technique during the recent under 21s tournament where Stuart Pearce's team failed miserably. It is little wonder that the country is still short in the technique department when people like Tony Pulis and his ilk are being lauded for their direct style of football
- Norwich, Days away.... 'Less Cavalier' and the Nerves are here to stay
- Zzzzzzzzzzz.... International Bore Fest + Some good positives
- Wenger: 'USA And Asia Will Be The Future Of The Modern Game'
- Chamberlain: 'There is a lot more to come from me'
- Jenkinson: 'Arteta Is Going From Strength To Strength'
- Confidence is back! Defensive selection head ache, Jenkinson proving doubters wrong + Arteta is Class
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