By Adeniyi Samuel (@seynx)
Manager Arsene Wenger started his three match UEFA ban today thereby paving way for assistant manager Steve Bould to take charge of the team for the first time this season. Steve Bould made just three changes from the starting lineup that spanked Southampton during the weekend.
Vito Mannone replaced injured Wojciech Szczeny as Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson completed the back line. Abou Diaby was passed fit to start. Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Gervinho were the guys for the middle, while Lukas Podolski and Montpellier old boy Olivier Giroud were the front two.
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By Patrick Grove
Arsenal’s hopes for a top four finish (and for finishing above the scum) took a huge dent on Sunday as Manchester United completed the double over the Gunners by way of a 2-1 scoreline. There has been a great deal of disgruntled talk since the match by many fans and it’s hard not to agree with them. The substitution is the big talking point for most people but I think from a fans perspective there are many other positives and negatives to be taken away from what was our 3rd league defeat on the trot. Read More …
The Legend returns – Redux
By Patrick Grove
There are so many words I could use to describe the feelings of myself and most other Arsenal fans after Monday night’s victory over Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup. Surreal. Disbelief. Pride. It was better than any script that could have been written. It was a moment that dreams are made of. Immediately after it happened, I wrote in to the studio of the Arsenal Fans’ Forum and this is all I could say:
Absolutely unreal. It’s almost hard to believe this is real life. Am I dreaming? Watching The King score another Arsenal goal was a dream I never thought would come true. Thank you Arsene. Thank you King Henry. Read More …