Football has gone through spells of nostalgia and worship which have resulted in adored players or managers being honoured as statues or with stands, that bare their names. Arsenal are no strangers to the commissioning statues, with Adams, Henry and Bergkamp all gracing the concourse of the Emirates stadium in
There’s no doubt that Arsene Wenger deserves to be immortalised outside the Stadium that he was responsible for helping to build. The most successful manager in Arsenal history should be commemorated so that generations of Arsenal fans appreciate and remember him for his achievements, but there is an argument that
From 2012-2015, Lukas Podolski appeared 60 times in an Arsenal shirt with only 19 goals to his name, but it could have been so much better. The powerful German was an excellent player with a thunderbolt shot and an eye for goal but Wenger appeared not to be a fan.
The timing was almost perfect, Arsenal just crowned the Invincibles in 2004 and at the same time, the Russian oligarch known as Roman Abramovich was looking to buy a football club in the Premier League to invest his considerable fortune in.
If that deal had been done then, who knows what
As Arsenal captains go, few have managed to completely fulfill the criteria and gain the respect and adoration of supporters. I have had the pleasure to see two of the best and only Frank McLintock and Tony Adams can be considered for the accolade of Arsenal’s best captain ever.
Thierry Henry oozed class in his time at Arsenal. He was a player that somehow became synonymous with the style of play that Arsene Wenger wanted which was based on speed, skill, and freedom of expression. He was able to create something memorable, something magical and in his time with
In October 2004, Arsenal were on an unbeaten run of 49 games and in excellent attacking form. The next game up was Manchester United at Old Trafford in what promised to be a classic game of football that would act as an advertisement for the quality of the Premier League.
What it became
I never like the sound of it when an Arsenal manager/coach starts talking favourably about a loan player who desperately needs to be move on. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the result of a horrible experiment between Arsenal, Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez that promised both sides untold riches, but which left
Over the years, my absolute loathing of the Arsenal board and the club’s American owner has become increasingly intense. There was the sacking of Wenger for the countless trophy-less seasons, which they had a hand in.
Then they embarked on a radical restructuring at the top end of the club and
When Lee Dixon went on record with his recent comments on the Invincibles and Graham's '89 side, little did he know he would open up a passionate discussion that would divide some fans straight down the middle from their seats at the Emirates to their perches in the local pubs.