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Arsene Wenger would be offered a new three year contract, this isn't really a surprise to anybody at this moment. The likes of Ivan Gazidis and Stan Kroenke have been pretty vocal about this for a while and you got the feeling that it would be a matter of timing. That said we didn't quite know where Arsene's head was or has been in the last few months. The Arsenal home support were getting more and more disgruntled through periods last season before our wonderful unbeaten finish and also during pre season when it seemed impossible to some to wait until the transfer window closed before voicing total displeasure. I don't understand that but many disagree with me so I'll push that one away for now.

I am generalising here but it seems to me that football fans on the whole tend to have a very short term view when it comes to their club. A defeat and the world is caving in, victory and the title is ours. The perfect example of this came across my path after the West Brom  penalty shoot out. When Gnabry missed his penalty  and James Morrison put West Brom 3-1  someone tweeted '3-1 Morrison #WengerOut' When we had won the shootout, I tweeted him if he still wanted the manager to be sacked and his response was no but had we lost on penalties then yes because he wants a trophy. I find that all pretty remarkable to be honest. Forget the fact that we had lost once since White Hart Lane last season, forget the fact that we currently sit top of the league but losing a game

It looks like Mikel Arteta will be the first heading through the door, Arsene hinting that he could be back for Sunday's match against Stoke City. That is great news for the squad. Flamini has done a fantastic job in the meantime but when facing a team like Stoke at home who are likely to sit deep and try and frustrate, you want to have your ball players on the pitch. Mikel Arteta is a better passer

There are a lot of players who are visibly confident in their game right now, you do not need to be a mind reader to know that one of the players I speak of is Aaron Ramsey. All I have done since pre season is talk of him and it is difficult not to. He picked up yet another man of the match award against Sunderland at the weekend. It is amazing

The day after the Villa result, Chelsea played a game against Hull City at Stamford Bridge and the atmosphere was the complete opposite of the spectrum. The support for the manager was huge, the camera showed smiling faces, rather annoying pieces of paper with happy messages to their manager sprawled across them. It made me feel jealous of Chelsea and that in itself is sickening.

I shall write more about Özil at a later date, my bed is calling me but I will say that Theo Walcott and Oliver Giroud must be the happiest players at the club. Especially Theo. The reason why Santi Cazorla was moved from centrally to the left was to give the team some added creativity. With Podolski and Walcott out wide, the team relied too heavily on Cazorla who was often marked out of games so the team suffered with supplying our three forwards who all need supply. Tomas Rosicky a fantastic player in his own right, a player who makes others play better with his intelligence and movement but what he is not is a chance creator. Well not as much as the position demanded. In league matches Rosicky produced 2 assists in 10 league games last season. His highest amount of

  • 15 Sep 2015
    So let me stop reminiscing of days gone by and let me focus on our Welsh wonder. Let me start off by saying that I think it is quite obvious that Aaron Ramsey is better in central midfield. His partnership with Mesut Özil, his running from deep and his underrated ball winning ability makes him a ...Read more