Back on Track
The month of November was a good month for Ole and his boys. The fans now sing Ole, Ole, Ole, Oi, Oi, Oi and Solskjaer is very appreiciative of that. This month saw a London Derby go horribly wrong for Arsenal but everything else go right. Elliott Bennett is now a full English International player and Arsenal scored 21 goals in 6 games which is no mean feat.
But what Solskjaer has done is mix up his tactics a bit more. There is always one upfront in the League but get to the Champions League and its 4-4-2, against wigan it was 4-3-2-1.
Fans are also now officially won over. Head of the fanzine is Bob Hope and he said 'the impact this ex Man Utd player has had on the squad is unbeleivable. He has bought wisely, Gary Medel is a awesome signing and Bennett is excelling himself espeicially in Europe, we think we can win the Champions League, F.A Cup and Premier League.'
With Arsenal playing better football people now think this is the time for Arsenal to shine.
West Ham Utd 2-0 Arsenal
Swansea City 0-5 Arsenal
Bennett (3,33), El Shaarawy (6,57), Giroud (50)
Arsenal 4-0 Southampton
Vermealen (11, 47, 60), Wilshire (71)
Arsenal 2-1 Stoke City
Walcott (18), Lewandowski (89)
Wigan 1-3 Arsenal
Lewandowski (41, 51), Wilshire (68)
Awesome for Arsenal, Swansea is a tough team to play in wales but Arsenal dispatched like they just did not exist. Southampton have been poor all season and this did not change. Stoke and Wigan were unlucky that Arsenal and Bennett, Lewandowski and Vermealen are all playing out of there skins at the moment ans this is why you see Arsenal in 2nd in the League.
Partizan 1-4 Arsenal
Wilshire (8), Giroud (34, 51, pen 87)
Arsenal 3-1 Dynamo Kyiv
Lewandowski (6, 55), Wilshire (pen 14)
Even before the Kyiv match both teams had qualified easily with TWO games to spare, but Arsenal showed they had better form by dominating from start to finish, yet again Partizan showed they were lucky to qualify for the group stages and might aswell of stayed in bed
Player Of The Month
Thomas Vermealen had a absolute cracking month, he had started it on the bench but has become the permanent partner to captain Per Mertesacker.
Vermealen, pictured above has been a tower in the Gunners defence and even scored a hattrick of headers in the match against Southampton. It is his first ever hattrick and he was very pleased after the match. We ar enow going to find out exactly who is Thomas Vermealen.
Thomas Vermaelen born 14 November 1985 is a Belgian footballer who captains Arsenal and is vice-captain of the Belgian national team.
Vermaelen joined the AFC Ajax youth academy in 2000 and won the 2003–04 Eredivisie title in his first season with the club. He had a loan spell with RKC Waalwijk before rejoining Ajax and winning the KNVB Cup and Johan Cruijff Shield. After Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's departure in 2009, he served as club captain for the remainder of the season. He joined Arsenal in 2009 and was included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for that season. Following Robin van Persie's transfer to Manchester United in August 2012, he was named club captain.
Being left-footed, he usually plays as a left-sided centre back and can play at left-back as well. His key attributes include aerial ability, leadership skills, and his quickness with the ball at his feet. He is also known for his goalscoring ability as a defender.
A former youth international, Vermaelen had participated in the U-19 Championships and the 2007 U-21 European Championships. He made his senior debut for Belgium at age 20 against Luxembourg in March 2006. On 8 October 2009, he was named Belgium captain prior to the games against Turkey and Estonia in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers but could not prevent the Belgians from finishing fourth in their group. He was recalled to squad for 14 November friendly against Hungary and scored his first goal for his country by tapping in an Eden Hazard cross. Vermaelen is regarded as one of the best Belgian defenders of his generation. Vermaelen wears the number 3 jersey and he has also won 42 caps for them and regularly partners Vincent Kompany who has 55 caps to his name.
European Golden Boy
Stephen El Shaarawy has been touted as the young footballer who will win the European Golden Boy award. This is a prestigious award given to an outstanding talent in europen football. El shaarawy capped twice by Italy is said to be honoured ot be linked to this award.