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The Arsenal Way

Started on 29 November 2014 by Verdinho
Latest Reply on 13 December 2014 by Jonte-23
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A good month there Paddy! Shame about the loss against Chelsea but you didn't let that drag you down and you've recorded some good victories there! Welbz providing the goals too!
hope I didn't jinx it! ;) solid month never the less!
Still following this and love it mate..

I noticed with my save that Arsenal do a lot better in the big games than they did on previous FM's! seems it's working for you too! ;)
Josh_MU - Welbz does what Welbz does ;)

RD17 - Not at all, haha! I did warn you that I never achieve such things.

lross - Yeah, they really rise to the occasion, or at least Chelsea and Liverpool aren't spanking me like real life :P
Thank you very much to everyone who has helped this reach 10,000 views!!! Although, I do recognise that having Arsenal in the story title and logo may boost its popularity somewhat, I'd like to think I've built a following, despite it being well documented that I'm one of the least committed to my own stories, noting that this is my third one in the FM15 era :P Third time lucky, I hope! Here's to more milestones. Thanks again :D

TIME TO STEP UP



Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is ready to seize his chance of playing first team football again, following the injury to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Having had injury problems himself, Walcott has struggled to get back into the fold at Arsenal, watching on from the bench throughout most of his fully fit spell.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in superb form for Arsenal on the right flank this season, starting 26 games and scoring 14 in all competitions.

However, Walcott, who only has four goals and 12 starts to his name, is likely to return to the first team following Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 6-week lay-off with strained ligaments, with the Englishman keen to impress.

“It’s a little sad that this opportunity has opened up a little more for me via [Oxlade-]Chamberlain’s injury, because he has been such an important player for us this season, but it’s one I have to take advantage of.

“Just like I struggled to get back into the team following my injury, it’s up to me to try and make it tougher for Chambo to return, and if I can do that, then I’m doing something right.”


Arsenal’s number 14 was Arsene Wenger’s first choice in the Gunners’ first game without Oxlade-Chamberlain against Hull City, assisting Danny Welbeck for the first goal of the game, and he is likely to remain the Frenchman’s preferred choice over Santi Cazorla.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to return in mid-April, with a crucial title clash against Manchester United occurring on the 25th April.
I think with the right tactic Walcott can really become a game changer, his pace and finishing is unique in the game.

Good luck in the big match!
Icarus - Certainly! Walcott's main issue is Chamberlain has been so good this season, both during and after Walcott's absence. Big chance for him next month, though ;)
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5 yearsEdited

March 2015



Results




Victories all-round, just what the doctor ordered. Our defence leaked a few too many, perhaps, in the latter half of the month, but the wins stand tallest. We’re through to the next round of the UEFA Champions’ League, FA Cup and a few steps closer to the Premier League title. Job done!

Barclays Premier League Table




Other Competitions






Arsenal’s Player of the Month




Theo Walcott

Much was spoken beforehand about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury and how Theo Walcott had the platform to start performing again. That he did, which gives me a nice little headache for when Chamberlain returns from his injury. In a way, there is no player in the Arsenal squad that offers us what Walcott does, so I’m glad he found his mojo again this month, his highlight coming against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Next Month




We have a month stacked with big and important games for us, starting with two clashes against Everton and that unwelcoming journey to Stoke. Roma in the Champions’ League promises to be an exciting contest, whereas we can clinch the title against Manchester United, much like 2002, if Chelsea drop a point between now and our game against the Red Devils.
You've taken the league by storm! Another solid month! :)
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Each and every game coming up next month has the potential to be very tricky, but following this month of wins and your great attacking form, I'm confident you'll find a way to get the results you need :)
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A nice hatrick from walcott there! I hope spurs make top 4 :D
Walcott is firing again! He is finding his form.
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RD17 - Thanks :)

Neal - Yeah, we've been better than all those teams throughout this season, so I see no reason why we can't damage them all up, as has been the case for much of the season ;)

Inquisition - I hope not :P

mo_123 - Yeah, he's lethal when in form. Glad he did what was asked of him in Ox's absence.

AW: ‘AFC ALREADY A SUCCESS’



Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has riled up many of his doubters and critics by stating his last nine years at the club were a success, despite only winning the FA Cup since 2005.

The Gunners have been in tremendous form so far this season, five games away at most from clinching their first Barclays Premier League title since 2004, but the Frenchman is adamant that the years prior to this season were also positive for the club.

Responding to a question which asked him how it felt to be on the verge of success, following the pressure the Arsenal boss found himself in at the start of the season, Wenger referred back to the Gunners’ journey since the Invincibles.

“If you ask how it will feel to be successful, I’ll correct you by telling you how it’s feeling, because I believe the club has achieved what’s expected of them since 2005.

“Clearly, we are talking about a stage when Arsenal move stadiums from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium and the goal was always to try and become an elite force.

“The goalposts were moved further in this time, but we’re getting closer and closer, and as you can see, we are now clear favourites for the title, so the journey has been a success in itself.

“A new stadium is fundamental for the finance of a club. We don’t have the wealth of Manchester City or Chelsea, but even those clubs have looked into a new stadium or ways in which they can increase revenue.

“Moving stadiums isn’t easy. City can’t fill out the Etihad, Liverpool have had to settle for an Anfield expansion and Tottenham and Chelsea have had the difficulties that they’ve had in trying to move homes.

“It’s a complicated process, and we made the transition by still qualifying for the Champions’ League every year and striving to improve, so I wouldn’t call this season a potential success; it’s the whole journey since 2005.”


Arsenal could clinch the Barclays Premier League title at Old Trafford versus third placed Manchester United, with the Gunners also facing Roma in the Champions League Quarter-Finals and Everton in the FA Cup Semi-Finals this April.

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