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Arsenal to sign Real Madrid star as part of DOUBLE free transfer 0

Posted on September 18, 2014 by admin

Whether Arsene Wenger has been forced to make use of the free transfer system because of the mounting Arsenal injury list, or whether the Frenchman had this idea in mind all the time, I neither know nor care. I just hope that the reports are true.

According to various Arsenal transfer rumours, including the Metro, the defensive crisis at the club has persuaded Wenger that he needs another central defender and there are a few available for free because they are currently without a club.

Bellerin to bounce back at Aston Villa after tough Arsenal debut 1

Posted on September 17, 2014 by admin

We already know that Arsenal are going to be without the France international full back Mathieu Debuchy for a while, hopefully not as long as the three months that have been mentioned by some sources. And one of the reasons for Arsene Wenger handing the 19-year old Hector Bellerin his full Arsenal debut was the lack of options to cover the Frenchman.

Apparently our new defender from Southampton Calum Chambers was ill with Tonsilitis although he did make the bench in Dortmund. Then you have the options of Mathieu Flamini or Francis Coquelin but I think that Wenger will stick with Bellerin for the away game with Aston Villa on Saturday.

Ramsey and Arteta admit Arsenal were awful in Dortmund 0

Posted on September 17, 2014 by admin

Mikel Arteta is the new Arsenal captain and Aaron Ramsey is arguably our best player whose great performances last season earned him the fans vote for Player of the season. They are also the heart of the Arsenal midfield which might as well not have been on the pitch as we were ripped to shreds by Borussia Dortmund last night.

So it is only right that these two senior players shouldered a lot of the blame for our Champions League capitulation, with the Spaniard facing Sky Sports after the match and admitting that Arsenal were well below the performance level needed and just failed to cope with the Germans and he had no hesitation admitting the Gunners were second best.

Coquelin in Arsenal XI to do over Dortmund again!! 5

Posted on September 16, 2014 by admin

I was one of the Arsenal fans who were surprised to see that Arsene Wenger did not either find a permanent buyer or another long term loan deal for Francis Coquelin this summer. After his loan spell at the German club Freiburg did not really go as hoped, the 23-year old Frenchman seemed to have had his last chance with Arsenal.

But Wenger kept hold of him and so I assume that he might still be in the plans of the Gunners boss. And his versatility could be a major reason for that and could see him start his first senior game of the season away to Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp fears for Dortmund defence against new Arsenal attack 0

Posted on September 16, 2014 by admin

Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal team to Germany tonight to face Jurgen Klopp and his Borussia Dortmund side for the third time in recent years, so the two clubs and two managers are pretty familiar with each other. Last season saw us both struggle with a crippling injury lists, but ours has eased somewhat while the Germans and still without a good number of their best players.

The Dortmund defence is especially stretched, with Mats Hummels, Oliver Kirch and sometime full back Blaszczykowsky out of action as well as defensive midfielders Sahin and Gundogan. So it is hardly surprising that Klopp has told the Evening Standard that he is a bit concerned about Dortmund’s ability to cope defensively.

Will Arsenal be happy with a draw against Dortmund? 1

Posted on September 16, 2014 by admin

Arsenal play Dortmund away on Matchday 1 of this season’s UEFA Champions League, after enduring a physical battle against Manchester City in the Premier League last Saturday. As a result of the brutality of that encounter on Saturday, the Gunners have been hit by injuries to key personnel in their lineup, as Wenger said in his press conference last night. Dortmund, too, have their own share of injuries and, having lost the likes of Lewandowski and Gotze in recent seasons to their direct rivals, Bayern Munchen, Klopp’s men aren’t as strong as they were a couple of seasons ago. Thus, going into the game, it will be a 50-50 battle between these two beautiful Footballing outfits.

Ramsey’s absence could be a positive for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 13, 2014 by admin

Ramsey’s unavailability is a positive for Arsenal – Here’s why! by SE

Albeit Arsene Wenger, in his press conference on Friday, said that Ramsey faces a late fitness test to feature for Arsenal in this all-important Premier League meeting against the defending champions, chances are that he could well sit this game out and regain fitness for the midweek Champions League game in Dortmund. Now, with the presumption that Ramsey doesn’t overcome the ‘ankle sprain’ he incurred on his national duty, how could it change dynamics of Arsenal’s setup against Manchester City? And, how could Ramsey’s unavailability be a positive for Arsenal?

The Arsenal starting XI to face and BEAT Man City today 1

Posted on September 13, 2014 by admin

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Who should start for the Gunners? by SE

Arsenal face a stiff home test when the defending Premier League champions visit Emirates stadium this Saturday afternoon, as both sides look to get back to winning ways after a not-so-impressive start to their respective campaigns. However, the task might not be as easy as a Sunday morning stroll in the park, as both sides are plagued by injuries to some key personnel. As far as Arsenal are concerned, how should they line up against a strong Manchester City side?

Will Arsenal’s speedsters really terrorise defences? 0

Posted on September 10, 2014 by admin

We saw exactly what the pace and power of the new Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck can do as he hit the turbo boost twice to score for England against Switzerland on Monday night. And there were numerous occasions during that match when the striker’s speed and determination created panic in the Swiss defence.

But will the 23-year old Englishman get the same sort of joy for the Gunners when he comes up against Premier League and Champions League defences? Theo Walcott certainly seems to think so, as he has been talking about his newest club team mate and another new rapid Gunner Alexis Sanchez to The Mirror, and he cannot to wait to come back from his long injury break and form what should be the fastest forward line in the Premier League.

With Ramsey and Ozil doubts, what’s Arsenal XI for Man City? 0

Posted on September 10, 2014 by admin

In some ways it has been a typical international break for Arsenal, with two of our best players coming back from their various countries carrying injuries that could harm the Gunners’ chances. It could be worse, because neither Mesut Ozil or Aaron Ramsey are thought to have long term problems.

But with all the problems Arsene Wenger had to cope with on the injury front last season, I expect the Frenchman to be cautious and so would not be surprised to see the German and the Welshman miss the home game against Man City on Saturday. In which case, what will be the Arsenal starting XI to face the champions?

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