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Bullish Arsenal boss says Bring On Leicester 0

Posted on February 08, 2016 by admin

At one point of the Arsenal match away to Bournemouth yesterday the TV cameras cut away to Arsene Wenger on the Arsenal bench and despite being two goals to the good, the Frenchman looked incredibly nervous as he fiddled with an elastic band around his fingers.

That was because it was such a vital game and potentially a pivotal one in the race for the Premier League title. The manager and the players were caught a little bit between the two stools of keeping up our attack and possibly recording a morale boosting heavy win with lots of goals and just making sure that we took the points.

Ox is IN and Walcott’s OUT for Arsenal at Bournemouth 0

Posted on February 07, 2016 by admin

Theo Walcott has paid the price for his struggles in front of goal for Arsenal recently, as Arsene Wenger has dropped the England international to the subs bench for the trip to Bournemouth today, with the improving Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming in to play in the wide forward role on the right flank.

The Ox has not had a great season so far but he has looked a lot better in the last few weeks and now he has a great chance to force his way into the first team on a regular basis. Let’s just hope he grabs the chance with both hands because Arsenal are badly in need of some goals and a win today.

Arsenal striker promises to put things right in Bournemouth 0

Posted on February 07, 2016 by admin

With Arsenal having struggled to score goals in recent games it would normally be the France international striker Olivier Giroud that was the main target of the Arsenal fans’ frustration, but despite the fact he has not found the back of the net since bagging a brace against Liverpool a few weeks ago, Giroud has been playing okay and the chances we have squandered have largely fallen to his team mates.

However, he is the centre forward and so is feeling a lot of the responsibility to get the Gunners firing again as soon as possible and so the big man has promised the Arsenal fans that he will be fully focused on getting the side back to winning ways in Bournemouth today.

Arsenal fans should be BUZZING about beating Bournemouth 0

Posted on February 06, 2016 by admin

There are a lot of nerves being felt by anyone concerned with Arsenal right now and you can hardly blame the Gunners for feeling that it could be all about to go wrong again as Arsene Wenger seeks his first Premier League title in 12 years.

But from what the Frenchman has been saying this week you can tell that the prof does not share this feeling of doom with the doubters among the football media and the Arsenal faithful and when you step back and look at things objectively there are plenty of reasons for the boss to be feeling pretty confident.

Now’s the time to put your money on Arsenal 1

Posted on February 06, 2016 by admin

OKay Arsenal fans, I know that we are all feeling a little bit dejected after the Gunners went from two points clear at the top of the table into fourth position. Our north London rivals Tottenham have gone above us in the league table for the first time all season, even if it is only by goal difference, and the awful Manchester United side under Louis van Gaal are somehow breathing down our necks with just five points between us.

Arsenal’s BIG problem at CAM with Rosicky AND Ozil injuries 0

Posted on February 05, 2016 by admin

It feels at Arsenal that our injury problems are like buses in that they always seem to come at once and so we often see a certain position severely weakened as Arsene Wenger loses two or three players in the same area of the pitch at the same time.

It has been central midfield for most of the season but at least the return of Ramsey and then Coquelin and the transfer addition of Elneny has eased that particular problem. Now, though, it looks like the prof could be faced with a bit of a crisis in the Central Attacking Midfield role.

Tottenham star’s taunts to ‘spur’ Arsenal into action? 0

Posted on February 04, 2016 by admin

Yes Arsenal have gone behind Tottenham in the Premier League table for the first time this season and everyone is making a massive deal out of it. The TV pundits who were confidently predicting a month ago that the Gunners had sorted all our problems out are now saying that nothing has changed and they are also now saying that Spurs will carry on their form and finally finish above us.

Arsenal boss states the bleeding obvious!! 0

Posted on February 03, 2016 by admin

Despite the fact that Arsenal have not lifted the Premier League trophy in almost 12 years, Arsene Wenger still has the reputation of changing the face of English football. The Frenchman even gained the nickname of Le Prof for his educated and erudite approach to all aspects of the game.

So even though his tactics or his refusal to change the Arsenal style of play has attracted some criticism in recent years, Wenger is still a man to listen to when it comes to the beautiful game. So the football press and Arsenal fans in particular were keen to hear his thoughts on what has been going wrong for the Gunners and our title challenge recently.

Strong Arsenal XI for Southampton has SEVEN changes 0

Posted on February 02, 2016 by admin

Arsene Wenger made nine changes to the Arsenal starting line-up for the FA cup match against Burnley on Saturday, but it was still a pretty strong Arsenal side and two of those changes were first team players making their return from injury.

We also saw Mohamed Elneny make his Arsenal debut, while Per Mertesacker was banned after being sent off against Chelsea, so all those changes were not really down to the boss playing a weakened team. So if the boss does make the seven changes that I expect him to for the visit of Southampton today then he will still be selecting his strongest 11 players.

Were Arsenal too soft in letting Debuchy leave? 1

Posted on February 02, 2016 by admin

The Arsenal and France star Mathieu Debuchy managed to get his wish and leave the Gunners on loan in a deal done in the last few hours of transfer deadline day. I can understand that it was frustrating for the right back to not be playing much and that he was worried about his place in the France team for the Euro 2016 tournament in his home country this summer.

But at the end of the day, he is an Arsenal player first and foremost and it is the Gunners that pay his very good salary, so I am not sure why he feels vindicated after Arsene Wenger allowed him to join Bordeaux on loan for the rest of the season, as a report in The Sun explains.

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