Thursday, 11 April 2013

A Bitta Transfer Talk!

Dortmund playmaker being chased by a number of clubs, including us.

Alright lads, 
There's been a lot of talk about transfers in the papers over the past while, understandably so, with the season coming to an end in just over a month's time, the rumour mill is well and truly up and running and this time of year is usually the same time us lot get our hopes up in the hope that Mr Wenger will spend some serious squids on a worldy, but instead we get that slightly disappointed feeling, left wondering "what might have been" and I KNOW we say it every year, but i genuinely think this might be the year he decides to do something serious about our squad


Here's a selection of the recent players names that have been floating around the Arsenal rumour mill:

1.Mario Gotze (pictured above)
The little German is being touted by almost every other big club in Europe and I think he will move, but I'm not entirely confident it will be to us, at all. Paper's are quoting an asking price of £30mill, and, if Wenger is serious, that's a cost that we could easily afford to pay, but considering the player he is, and other clubs such as City being linked, if a bid was to materialise I could see us being Gazumped by the oil-rich club to be honest.
Jay's Possibility Rating: 3/10

2.Stevan Jovetic
Now this is one I could see us pulling off. The Fiorentina forward with 12 goals in 26 games seems the real deal. His goal-to-game ratio isn't anything to rant and rave over but there's no doubting he looks a seriously good footballer. A fee in the region of £18mill is being touted around, which seems fairly reasonable considering today's prices. Fiorentina are no longer the force in Italian football they once were, and Jovetic has done as much as he can there in my opinion so I genuinely can see this one happening.
Jay's possibility Rating: 7/10

3.Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang is a striker who plays for Saint Etienne in the French Ligue1 and looks a decent player altogether. There hasn't been too many mentions of him joining the Gunners because in reality he's been linked with almost every team that's remotely better than Saint Etienne in Europe. He's a strong, surprisingly quick striker with a good finish, what more can I say?
Jay's possibility Rating: 4/10

4.Benedikt Howedes
This lad can defend. The Schalke centre half stands just over 6ft and is a solid, solid defender. He's a German international with Champions league experience, has obviously played in a top league for quite a while now, and to be honest I'd rate him above TV5 and Per, but not Kosc, Kosc beasts everyone... Anyways, like i said, solid, strong and has a good head on his shoulders, I doubt it but it'd be a good'n.
Jay's possibility rating: 4/10

5.Christian Benteke
Now this is one I'd personally like to see. Since coming to England Benteke has surprised almost everyone, banging in the goals for a fairly average Aston Villa side whom without Benteke, would probably be relegated already. The powerful Belgian has bagged more than his handful of goals for the Villains and in my opinion would be a solid addition to any Prem side. He's still young so there's plenty of room for improvement and I think even if Villa do stay up, the chance to triple his 20k a week wage at a top team, with the chance of Champions league football, would surely be enough to prise him away, and I think we might actually go for him, I just have that fan feeling...
Jay's Possibility Rating: 6/10

So, they're the top 5 most frequent names mentioned in the past week or so, ill try do one of these every time i find a batch of new players floating around the rumour mill.

Thanks for the read guys,

Jack is back, and Theo too, but Tommy's tired!

Wenger: "They are 90% available for Sunday"

Alright lads,Some good news today, both Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott have been declared fit to face Norwhich this weekend, but with Arsenal theres always some bad to any good that comes our way and that bad is in the form of Tomas Rosicky, who has a little hamstring niggle, here's what the boss had to say:

"The other uncertainty we have from last Saturday is Tomas Rosicky. His involvement is yet to be decided aswel but it is fair to say he is a big doubt for Saturday"

It's a real pity Tommy R's picked up an injury considering his form last week, good, solid performance with the drive the previously injured Wilshere usually provides, but with jack back, hopefully Santi will drop back in behind Giroud and we'll go back to Walcott out wide, with, in my opinion, Gervinho.

We cannot drop Gerv with the form he's in so I think his run in the side deserves to continue.

Of course itd be nice to see the Ox get a start, but at this stage I just think we need solidarity and fluidity in the team selection, so the less changes the better. I think Jack for Rosicky, Walcott (maaaaaybbeee) for Ramsey and obviously TV5 for the injured Per Mertesacker.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

IMPORTANT: Back and ready to post once more!

Lads, hasn't been since November since i posted last and I apologise. I stopped posting basically due to a massive lack of motivation, lack of time and effort, but I'm back now, ready to post daily, and have an interactive blogging experience with you guys!

I'll be coming at you guys with match previews, general news and views, my own opinions of course, and opportunities for you guys to give your opinions in the comments below and join in with a bit of discussion going on.

So give it a chance and i swear we'll get this blog off the ground!

JaysGoonerBlog is well and truly back up and running!

Hit me up on Twitter aswel lads, bit of banter on there never did anybody any harm. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Wilshere in talks over bumper new deal!

The Daily Mail are reporting an "EXCLUSIVE" that Jack is in talks for a new 50k a week deal. What do you lads think? Too soon to be giving him the money or is it the right way to convince him his future lies in the Emirates?

Let me know!

Link to the article: Wilshere to be made captain and handed new deal!

Preview: Everton vs Arsenal

Everton vs Arsenal
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Tomorrow night we face an Everton team who have gotten off to one of, if not their best start to a season in recent years, but with one win in their last 7 games, their form has dipped. The recent drop in form doesn't mean we can take tomorrow's game and less serious. Everton are a force to be reckoned with at home and still remain unbeaten at Goodison Park in the league this year.

Team News

  • Walcott returns after his minor injury that kept him out of the Villa game.
  • Thomas Vermaelen and Jack Wilshere, according to the boss, are "alright"
  • Tomas Rosicky has returned to full training but is unlikely to feature in the game.
  • Abou Diaby, 3 to 4 weeks.
  • The rest of the team that featured at Villa have been past fit to play.

The Teams

Last Outing: Aston Villa 0-0 Arsenal
Recent Form: DWWDD
Arsenal have been in steady enough form of late, stringing together an unbeaten run of 5 games since the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at the beginning of the month and have successfully managed to get through to the Last-16 of the Uefa Champions League. Althought the game against Villa remained scoreless the Gunners have averaged 3 goals a game in their last 7 outings, scoring 21 in total.
Predicted Lineup: Szczesney, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Sagna, Arteta, Cazorla, Wilshere, Chamberlain, Podolski, Giroud.
Last Outing: Everton 1-1 Norwich
Recent Form: DLWDD
Everton remain unbeaten at home this season after the weekend's result and they've notched up a total of 12 points from a possible 18 on home soil so far this season. The home side will be boosted by the return of fan favourite Marouane Fellaini. The Everton talisman will be certainly looking to cause a sometimes shaky Gunners defence a few problems with his strength and aerial ability.

Jay's Prediction

I think we'll edge this one. Everton will definitly cause us problems and their attacking ability can't be underestimated but we've been solid at the back (yeah, we actually have) and i think the form or Per will shine throughout the defence once again. Arteta needs to continue his adopted role as a holding midfielder and cannot let the occaison take over his emotions, his head needs to be in the game.

Giroud could be a big factor in this game. Everton arn't exactly the kind of team who will sit back for 90 minutes but if they do, the long ball up to the big Frenchman will have to be played. He's shown his class over recent weeks and can be a massive game changer as we now know.
Finally, the midfield needs to be at it. We need to get Cazorla and Jack on the ball as much as possible. We need to control the game. Everton's midfield are tireless and with the likely return of Darren Gibson (he's not quality but he works hard) Everton will be boosted.
Predicted Scorline: 1-2
Predicted Scorers: Jelavic, Podolski, Cazorla.
Thanks for the read lads,

Monday, 26 November 2012

And we Have TWITTER!



Back and Ready to Post!

And We're Back!

Right, I began this blog at the start of the season, posted about 5 times I think, and fell out of love with it right away. I'v been thinking recently and i really believe this could be a fairly successful blog. I want to use it to voice my opinions and concerns about Arsenal to people who care about the club and also want to have a bit of a moan about the goings on! 

Basically we're gonna have pre and post match reactions and analysis, squad news, general discussions and whatever else you guys wanna see on here.

I want this blog to be as interactive to its readers as possible to the people reading it. I'll be setting up a Twitter where you can tweet out your opinions and each new post will be Tweeted out to you guys aswel.

I'm not trying to be the next Arseblog, the guys over there do a great job. I'm just looking for a place where I can voice my opinions and hopefully hear back from you guys aswel.

Thanks for the read guys,