Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal (Fanzone)

April 24, 2009

Tribute: RIP David “Rocky” Rocastle

March 31, 2009

A tribute to an outstanding footballer called David Rocastle who died tragically at the age of 33 on the 31st of March 2001.


Cesc still has high hopes for the league

March 29, 2009

First i would like to apologize for the lack of effort being put into the blog recently, but with the international break and all there hasn’t been much to publish, although i come accross this video from a member of the forum. Many may thing it’s crazy for Cesc to even suggest we still have hopes in the league of being contenders, but he still feels with a run of eight games to the end of the season “anything is possible”

Enjoy the video and let us know how you feel towards our captains positive views.

Gooner of the Goonerforum


Robin Van Persie: Arsenal Belief

March 27, 2009

Almunia 12 months away from representing England?

March 25, 2009

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Manuel Almunia has predicted he could be as close as 12 months away from playing for England.

The Spanish shot-stopper has given up on any hopes of playing for his own country, but his five-year spell at Arsenal means he can switch allegiances to England.

Fabio Capello seems far from settled on his first-choice keeper as he prepares for a friendly with Slovakia this weekend, which can be seen live on Setanta Sports.

With World Cup 2010 looming on the horizon, Almunia could even lead Fabio Capello’s defensive effort in South Africa, and the Arsenal keeper admits he might apply for his passport in January of next year.

“People are asking this question now because I have been in England for five years and am able to apply for a passport,” Almunia said in a webchat on Arsenal’s official website.

“I am taking in the information, what I need to do for a passport.

“I think, for January next year, maybe I can have the permission.

“Maybe I will get a passport, then after, if I get the call-up [from England], I will think about this.”

Taken from Setanta, will our keeper be representing England? How would people see to this, we all know it would be to hard for Almunia to climb the ladder in Spain and goalkeep for his country with all the wordclass keepers they have already.

I think it shows his serious and that he’s gaining confidence towards his career, good luck to him! Tell us how you feel about the situtation.

Gooner of the Goonerforum


van Persie insists he’s staying

March 23, 2009

Match Talk: Newcastle vs Arsenal

March 21, 2009

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Summary & Opinion

It has been a great day for us. Two top teams failed to gain three points as we are starting to creep up the league table. Man United lost away to Fulham, Spurs also did us the favour beating Chelsea.

We went to Newcastle today and played an outstanding game. We made several chances to open the game up early on, but don’t get me wrong Newcastle also attacked well during the first fourty five minutes. The game could have went a whole different way if Obafemi Martins had scored the penalty Almunia gave away early on in the game. He held strong and saved the penalty to keep us level, well done on him making up for his mistake.

It was only twelve minutes after half time when Bendtner headed a great free kick into the back of the net which was delivered by Andrei Arshavin. On the downside that lead only kept us infront less then a minute. Martins scored an equaliser seconds later to keep them in it.

Now on the positive side as we seemed at the beggining of the season, fans would have been less confident in the team to score another, it seemed when the going used to get tough we would drop in terms of spirit and end up just holding on or losing. Tonight we pulled it back nicely when Diaby belted in a great goal assisted by Van Persie to make it 2-1. Then just three minutes later Nasri added to the score sheet to finish the game off, again with Van Persie assisting the goal.

It was ashame the Dutch striker couldn’t get on the score board after a decent game. Would be nice to see him getting some more goals now. Another good performance pulled off by The Arsenal, we’re looking good and progressing week in week out. I believe we will now secure that fourth spot, if not higher.

Player Ratings:

Manuel Almunia (6.5)
Bacary Sagna (7)
William Gallas (6.5)
Kolo Toure (7)
Gael Clichy (7.5)
Andrey Arshavin (7)
Denilson (7)
Abou Diaby (7.5)
Samir Nasri (8.5)
Robin Van Persie (8)
Nicklas Bendtner (8)

Subs:

Alexandre Song (6.5)
Emmanuel Eboue (6)

Gooner of the Goonerforum