Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Almunia Determined To Stay As #1

Almunia Determined To Stay As #1

Manuel Almunia has waited a hell of a long time for a chance in the first team, and he will do all he can to hold on to his spot.

Despite Arsene Wenger claiming Jens Lehmann was sidelined due to injury, after back to back blunders (the second of which being the only reason we don't have a 100% start to the season) we're all pretty sure AW dropped Lehmann to see what Almunia was capable of.

For me, Almunia has made a solid start to the season and his claims that the number one spot is his, appear to be valid.

Speaking with The Sun, he said, 'Now I can really say I'm enjoying myself in London, I feel the No.1 spot is mine.

'I have to grab on to it with all my strength so it doesn't escape me. This is my moment and I don't intend to let it go.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday September 27 2007
Time: 11:38AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Surely with more 1st team perfomances he can only get better. Jens is a bit to scary for me at the moment and Fabianski had decent game on Tuesday.
Emkay
27/09/2007 12:00:00
0
this is gonna get interesting...
korodon
27/09/2007 12:01:00
0
Almunia still has work to do, he's look o.k but there have been hairy moments. The difference is, Jens got punished for his and Almunia didn't by and large. As I keep saying, the competition can only be a good thing.
Little Dutch
27/09/2007 12:35:00
0
I'm still not convinced by him...if lehmann leaves the club then we need to purchase a new goal keeper of play fabianski.
AB_Arsenal
27/09/2007 13:09:00
0
Almunia doesnt convince me at all, he has been lucky that his errors have not been punished. When his head is right Lehmann is a top class keeper.
gunner1981
27/09/2007 13:13:00
0
Yep, completely agree with the last post. There's been some really hairy moments, one against Fulham right at the end rings a bell, and that wasn't on motd.
AFC85Lew
27/09/2007 13:22:00
0
Yeah he's been a little dodgy, but no dodgier than Jens. The funniest thing is most definately going to be the verbal salvo we get after Jens is still on the bench a couple of weeks from now...
Gunnerman
27/09/2007 13:44:00
0
We might as well give Almunia the practice, I doubt Lehman will be with us next season. He's already spoken about his desire to play in Germany again before he retires, so I was surprised he stayed with us this season even. I think his contract is over at the end of the season...
afri-gooner
27/09/2007 14:25:00
0
Well in Munia! You are the man...until Fabianski takes it off ya!
Goofle
27/09/2007 14:36:00
0
Almunia is perfect as a second goalie but I'm not sure whether he is as good for #1 spot. If we want win both PL and CL I think we need to go for a shopping in Jan... but again WENGER KNOWS
KnightOfARSENAL
27/09/2007 19:48:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Back To The Drawing Board After Vardy Snub

Gunners search for a striker continues

Six Clubs Set 2015/16 Premiership Records

Who were the six clubs to register a record breaking or equalling 2015/16 campaign?

Xhaka Likes To Beat Manchester United

Who doesn't?

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Year
Suggested By:
Petr Cech4%
Hector Bellerin7%
Mesut Ozil78%
Alexis Sanchez8%
Olivier Giroud3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)