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Arsenal FC – Laurent Koscielny & Per Mertesacker Are the Keys to the Title

Posted on 4 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

This season and generally under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal are known for their creative football and their attacking players taking center stage. However, like in previous seasons, how far this team goes and whether or not they win a championship depends on how well Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker do at the center of this defense. More

Arsenal FC – Per Mertesacker Knows It’s a Very Long Season

Posted on 28 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

One of the defining factors this season for Arsenal so far has been the relative ease of their schedule up to this point. However, and Per Mertesacker, the team’s centre back, will be the first to admit it, there’s a tougher road left for them to travel, and much more difficult tests left to play. More

Arsenal FC – Santi Cazorla Can’t be the Team’s Best Player

Posted on 29 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

Who is the best player on the current Arsenal squad? Santi Cazorla? Theo Walcott? Jack Wilshere? It doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t seem like Arsene Wenger is getting close to signing a big name as the season opener rapidly approaches, so all talk about being title challengers should be regarded as nonsense, no matter who speaks of it. More

Arsenal FC – Per Mertesacker Is Wrong About Being Title Contenders

Posted on 15 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

While consistency might be the most important thing for a team that doesn’t overspend and is trying to win a major title, alone, without quality, it’s close to meaningless. Per Mertesacker, who is probably proof to Arsenal’s under spending on players that can’t upgrade them from their current situation, couldn’t be any more wrong about their title chances. More

Arsenal FC – Laurent Koscielny Proving Again How Important He Is

Posted on 20 May, 2013, by in Soccer

For two consecutive seasons, Laurent Koscielny has proved to be the difference between Arsenal finishing in the top 4 and making the Champions League, and an end result that would have been disastrous for the club, and probably for Arsene Wenger as well. More

Arsenal FC – Olivier Giroud & Theo Walcott in Promising Partnership

Posted on 31 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

Once again, the defense looked terrible whenever it was pressed. Not for the first time, Arsenal hardly showed up for the first half. Yet there were enough positives to take from a match which could have ended as another disaster, instead finishing with a positive note, thanks to the improving partnership of Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud. More

Arsenal FC – Theo Walcott to Save the Day

Posted on 27 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

Most of the work on the FA Cup triumph was done by Olivier Giroud, who suddenly can’t stop scoring (although against a vastly inferior opponents), but defensive malfunctions set up Theo Walcott to save Arsenal from an embarrassing result with a goal that probably caused him some deja vu. More

Arsenal FC – Finding Lukas Podolski Again

Posted on 7 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

Happy endings aren’t what Arsenal is about this season, but at least realizing that Lukas Podolski still has the ability to score a goal here and there was the best news to from their FA Cup draw. More

Soccer is Painful, Even When You Win

Posted on 4 Jul, 2010, by in Soccer

Carlos Tevez sending a ball straight into Per Mertesacker’s face. More