This is what appears to be the Gunner’s change strip for next season. It is yellow and features a blue collar and trims around the sleeves. The jersey is modeled after the away kit from 2003-2004, where Arsenal went an entire season unbeaten.
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What an interesting way Arsenal try to please their fans by making sure that the final day will determine whether or not we will finish above Spurs and get Champions League Football. This game was one with great significance. Anything other than a win would’ve meant our future lying in the filthy palms of Tottenham, a future that I would not want to endure had Arsenal not taken advantage of Wigan’s poor defending. Nevertheless, Arsenal had some real passion to win today and definitely deserved the victory. Here are some match thoughts:
Walcott is a bomb waiting to tick off. His performance was brilliant in my opinion. Not only did he attack with venom in his stride, he also defended very well. Walcott playing like this every week would be absolutely superb. Also, his celebration showed how much he cares for the club.
Cazorla was superb. 4 assists. 8 chances created. He really shined today by making some superb passes and determination to win every ball.
Gibbs showed why he is so highly regarded by Arsene Wenger. When I learned that Monreal wasn’t starting, I was surprised. He is a very solid defender and Gibbs had been injured for a couple of weeks. He sure did prove me wrong. His defending and attacking was top class. There were not many balls that Gibbs did not win in the box and all of his tackles came out on top. Well done Kieran.
Our future is now in our hands. Anything other than a win today would have been disastrous. Arsenal have not had a good season, yet somehow they are on the verge of finishing in the top 4. The least we could have wanted in February was to be in this situation. Let’s hope that Arsenal come up against Newcastle with some real firepower and give the fans something to celebrate!
Arsenal secured a point against Man Utd with Walcott scoring in the 2nd minute before Van Persie scored off of a penalty after a Sagna error. The winner wasn’t to come and arsenal had to make due with one point. Here are some positives and negatives of the match: Continue reading →
Cesc Fabregas’ future at Barcelona may be under question, with several sources saying that if an offer were to come in for him, they will consider it. Considering that Fabregas said that the only team he would go back to is Arsenal, would you welcome him back with open arms? Vote and leave a comment below.
Having already won the title, Man Utd will surely come to the Emirates with a weakened squad and let Arsenal grab a few as a thank-you for letting us have Van Persie. Heck, Ferguson may even fix that zipper on Wenger’s coat!
Okay, I am actually pleased that United won the title on Monday for this very reason. Sure, United will still try hard to win, but Arsenal’s chances will have gone up thanks to their title victory. Even Van Persie may not get the reception that he deserves.
With Tottenham’s draw with Wigan, Arsenal has a really good chance to finish in the top 4, if they can get a scalp from United. Arsenal’s recent form has been really impressive it has to say. Just like last season, Arsenal start slow and finish strong. This is even the pattern during games, as most of Arsenal’s goals this season have come in the second half of matches. Wenger will surely work on this during the off-season.
Anyways, I expect with Giroud’s absence that Arsene will start Podolski again. I am hopefully that he wont put Cazorla out on the wing or start the most inconsistent player in the squad, Gervinho. My preferred starting eleven would include Walcott and Podolski playing up front, while Wilshere, Cazorla, Rosicky, and Chambo intertwine things in midfield. Wenger, being who he is, will probably play a 4-2-3-1 again which is a totally unimaginative formation that is in dire need of some creativity. If you are going to play that formation, you have to have a defensive midfielder, not Arteta or Ramsey, two of whom that I am not in favor of starting.
Arsenal’s chances in this game are better than those of what I would have predicted earlier in the season. Let’s keep up this good run of form and grasp the 3 points.
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Arsenal have been in need of world class striker after Van Persie left to join United in August. Arsenal have been linked with Montenegro hot-shot Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina, and Polish striker Robert Lewandowksi. Lewandowski has made the headlines with his incredible four goals against Real Madrid while Jovetic is a young player who you can expect to become better. So who would rather? Jovetic or Lewandowski? Vote and leave a comment below. Also, follow The Gooner Monkey on Twitter and Like on Facebook to get instant updates.