Category Archive: Player Interviews

Walcott relishing Premiership return

A full two weeks will have elapsed since Arsenal’s last Premiership fixture, and to that 3-0 victory over West Bromwich which now seems to have faded in the memory. For the first time this season however, the Gunners went into an international break having secured a win, and after his starring role for England in 1-0 friendly wins over Spain and Sweden respectively, Theo Walcott is looking forward to Arsenal’s Premiership visit to Norwich, in a lunchtime kick-off that he urges will be a tricky test.

Frimpong the new Gunners’ enforcer

Emmanuel Frimpong could be forgiven for thinking that he is a young man eager to make up for lost time. The latest Arsenal sensation to emerge from the famed youth academy was cruelly denied the opportunity of first team football last season, after an unfortunate anterior cruciate ligament injury was to rob him of the whole of the 2010/11 season. However Arsenal fans have known for a while that the Ghana star was always going to be something special. And so it has proved to be the case. Arsene Wenger gave the 19 year old a ten minute debut in the 0-0 at Newcastle on the opening day of the season, a game that saw Frimpong acquit himself well in. His full home debut against Liverpool however was to prove to be a quick learning curve. After an encouraging opening 60 minutes full of maturity, and promise, Frimpong was to receive a second yellow card for a lunge on Lucas and earn himself an untimely one game suspension. The player himself has learned a quick lesson and is now keen to make up for lost time and he explains how he is just happy to finally be fulfilling his enormous potential.

Arsenal fan Mertersacker can’t wait for Gunners’ start

Per Mertesacker has revealed that he has been an Arsenal fan since the age of ten, and that coming to club that he followed as a child has been like a dream come true. The giant German defender explained that although moves to take him to north London got off the ground relatively late at the end of the summer transfer window, it was never going to be too late for the former Werder Bremen captain.

This is a dream move for me - Mertersacker (AFC)

Van Persie proud to be Arsenal captain

The new Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has spoken of the honour he feels at his appointment after the departure of his predecessor Cesc Fabregas. Now in his eighth year at Arsenal, Van Persie wasted no time in saluting a couple of former inspirational Gunners’ legends and captains, players who epitomised Arsenal whenever they put on the famous red and white shirt. He has of course worn the captain’s armband before but this permanent promotion is one that Van Persie is in awe of.

Chamakh loving Premiership life

His initial attempts to secure the services of Marouane Chamakh were thwarted when Ligue 1 side Bordeaux refused to sell almost a year ago, but Arsene Wenger’s persistence led to Arsenal finally landing the talented striker seven months ago.

Rosicky urges Arsenal to be more clinical in Premiership

Tomas Rosicky has called on his Arsenal team-mates to be as clinical in the Premiership as they are in the Champions League. The Gunners have netted fourteen times in three European games to break the goal scoring record previously held by Real Madrid. Arsenal face Manchester City in a crucial Premiership clash on Sunday, a [...]

Eboue – we must focus on Hull game

As he contemplated his excellent performance in the Gunners 5-0 rout of Porto, Emmanuel Eboue was already looking ahead to Saturday’s crucial Premiership clash at Hull. Eboue came off the substitute’s bench to score Arsenal’s fourth goal on Tuesday, as he raced to tuck away Andrey Arshavin’s clever pass, and says the Ivorian, the trip to Humberside will have all his and his team-mates focus.

Walcott – I just need to stay fit now

After a frustrating stop start season, Theo Walcott will be the first to admit how desperate he is to get back to regular first team football. With another positive display behind him after the 2-0 win over Sunderland, Walcott showed the special pace and technique, which has been missing on, the Gunners’ wings of late. Walcott played 78 minutes in the Gunners’ latest win, with his pace giving the Black Cats defence a torrid afternoon.

Walcott says he must remain fit and foccused

This Arsenal side can win trophies says Winterburn EXCLUSIVE

Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn has called on the current Arsenal side to finally land the trophy that the young sides’ talent deserves. Winterburn who played over 400 hundred games for Arsenal and won the Premiership and FA Cup double in Arsene Wenger’s first full year in England has backed this Gunners’ side to deliver, but has emphasised on the need to stay focussed.

Diaby makes enforcer role his own

He’s probably getting bored with the comparison with Patrick Vieira. When asked however, Abou Diaby smiles and without giving the impression of here we go again, politely trots out the line where he acknowledges that despite the physical resemblance, his game is more attack based than the former Gunners’ Premiership title winner.