Showing posts with label Emirates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emirates. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wenger the pinball wizard

It has already been labelled the goal of the season and there will be few Premier League observers up in arms if the award was doled out now to Jack Wilshere after Arsenal's phenomenal opening goal in their 4-1 win over Norwich.

The combination play was typical of Arsene Wenger's side but the improvisation and flicks by Olivier Giroud and Wilshere made for a magnificent one-touch goal.

Santi Cazorla was involved somewhere down the line and there were appeals for offside but such was the speed of the move, it is still difficult to piece together what happened.

Pass, pass, flick, flick, pass, shot, goal seems to do the trick.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 08:16

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wenger rolls out the red carpet for Van Persie's grand return

All eyes will be on the Emirates Stadium on Sunday as Robin van Persie steps out at his former stomping ground for the first time since his headline-grabbing move to Manchester United last summer.

The Netherlands international arrives back in north London a champion, with the Red Devils having already wrapped up the title with victory over Aston Villa last week, and a guard of honour from those he called his team-mates a matter of months ago awaits his return.

Despite Arsene Wenger's calls for respect for Sir Alex Ferguson's side and their top-goalscoring striker, Gunners supporters are set to give their former hero a rocky reception after his decision to quit the club for one of their chief Premier League rivals. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jack Wilshere's return sparks celebration at Arsenal

Jack Wilshere's return from injury, after spending around 15 months out with an ankle issue, has given Arsenal a reason to celebrate.

The 20-year-old played for the Gunners Under-21s on Monday as he continues to work towards reaching full fitness after the long lay-off.

Arsenal were beaten at home by Chelsea 2-1 in the Premier League this weekend, but the talented young England midfielder's addition to the squad in October could be like a new signing for Arsene Wenger.

Although he is unlikely to feature immediately in the Arsenal first-team, expect Wilshere to filter into matches through the month, challenging the likes of Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby for a starting spot.