Wenger identifies the perfect role model for newest Gunner

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has encouraged the club’s deadline day signing, forward Danny Welbeck, to perform upto his full potential following his performance during the Gunners’ match against Aston Villa over the weekend, in which he scored his first goal for the side.

The Frenchman was quoted in The Daily Telegraph, saying: “He rushed a bit his finishing until now because he didn’t score. In training he took his chances very well. You need to always be in the middle and wait for your chance to kill the opponent. I’ve not talked to him about it. Sometimes when you want to get out of a problem, to talk about it creates it even bigger. Just make it natural. He is a good finisher.” Continue reading

Ozil delighted the Gunners have signed Welbeck

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil declared in an interview with the club’s official website that he is delighted with the arrival of Danny Welbeck at the club and believes the English international will make his job as a no.10 a lot easier.

Ozil was also all praise for Welbeck’s passing skills and said, “I think when you assess [Welbeck's] pass, it was really well timed. He saw me and played me through to finish. I didn’t have to do that much because I was one-on-one against the goalkeeper and made sure that I stayed ice-cold in front of goal – that was that.” Continue reading

Arsenal’s worst fears confirmed

Arsenal have been handed the worst possible blow in terms of injury news with Arsene Wenger confirming today that French right back Mathieu Debuchy has undergone surgery for his injured ankle and has as a result been ruled out of action for around 3 months.

Debuchy, who injured his ankle in the game against Manchester City, last week, underwent surgery this weekend and will hence not play competitive football again this year. Continue reading

Welbeck delighted to get first goal (and win)

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck finally got his first goal for the Gunners in his third game for Arsenal and was a happy chappy as the Gunners completed a comfortable 3-0 win against Aston Villa.

Welbeck said after the game, “I’m particularly pleased to get off the markIt was a good team performance and we started really well. We moved the ball and got in behind them at times – that was the difference today.” Continue reading

Wenger all praise for Welbeck and Ozil

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger asked the fans (and the press) for more patience this week as his lead duo get their act together in the final third and the beleaguered twosome answered their critics in perfect fashion on the football pitch as Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil combined perfectly, creating a goal for each other, which was tucked away with some precision.

Hence there was a ready smile again on the face of Manager Arsene Wenger, who shared after the win, “We had a good work-rate and concentration from the start. We had a very good first half when we were in control and dominated the game. The second half was more about keeping the result. We had less drive going forward. Overall, it was a very important game. It was a good win.” Continue reading

Lambert blames virus for Arsenal defeat

Aston Villa Manager Paul Lambert was quick to lay the blame on today’s defeat to Arsenal to the mystery virus that has inflicted his squad in recent days. A disappointed Lambert, whose side were beaten 3-0 by the Gunners said after the game, “You try to play everything down but Ashley Westwood was being sick in the warm up and Andreas Weimann was getting it during the game. Nathan Baker and Darren Bent were also out with it.” Continue reading

Arsenal bounce back with easy win at Villa Park

A four minute spell from the Gunners which saw them bang in three goals was enough to help Arsenal secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Villa Park against an Aston Villa side that flattered to deceive. Villa started the game brightly and had one terrific chance to open the scoring, but the Gunners hit their stride after the half hour mark and a brief spell saw Mesut Ozil spring to life and score one and make one for Danny Welbeck before an Ally Cissokho own goal sealed the points for Arsenal. The second half was a real snorefest with both sides happy to accept the scoreline as it stood and offered nothing of note in terms of an attacking threat. Continue reading