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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.

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?

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.

Scholes on why England AND Arsenal are wasting Wilshere!! 0

Posted on September 10, 2014 by admin

Paul Scholes was not the first former player or TV pundit to cast doubt on the progress being made by the Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere, but his harsh slating of the midfielder and his Arsenal team mates was the one to really hit the headlines last season.

It seemed to hit home with Jack as well, perhaps because Scholes played the same sort of role for England and Manchester United and Wilshere has great respect for him. I think that may have helped Jack to really get his football career moving in the right way again, with his performances so far this season for the Gunners getting better game by game.

Wilshere hails Welbeck after new Arsenal star’s England show!! 0

Posted on September 09, 2014 by admin

There were lots of people lining up to heap praise on the newest Arsenal star Danny Welbeck after the 23-year old striker stunned Switzerland in Basel with two well taken goals to cap an excellent all-round performance for England in the Euro 2016 qualifier last night, but no one had higher praise than his new club team mate and international colleague Jack Wilshere.

The 22-year old midfielder has worked with Welbeck before, of course, most recently at the World Cup finals in Brazil. But Wilshere reckons that the new central role he is likely to play for Arsenal is really his best position and that Welbeck could be brilliant there for club and country, as revealed in a Daily Mail report.

Should Arsenal repeat England’s Wilshere position? 0

Posted on September 09, 2014 by admin

I know that the instant reaction of most Arsenal fans will be to say, no way should Arsene Wenger even think about trying to use Jack Wilshere in the same position as the England manager tried in Switzerland last night.

In fact it remains to be seen whether Roy Hodgson himself will repeat the experiment of using Wilshere as the deepest lying midfielder, as the Arsenal man was the first player to be subbed off as England won 2-0 thanks to the two goals scored by our new striker Danny Welbeck.

Former Arsenal star says signings NOT enough for title challenge! 2

Posted on September 08, 2014 by admin

Whatever your thoughts are on how well Arsene Wenger has added to his Arsenal squad during the summer transfer window, and those opinions are widely different among Gooners and will continue to be a major source of argument and discussion as the season rolls on, I think we can all agree on one thing and that is the hope that it is enough to mount a serious title challenge this season.

Former Arsenal and England centre forward Alan Smith, however, thinks that we are all going to be disappointed in that respect again. The 51-year old scored over 100 goals for the Gunners in his time, including the first in that title winning victory at Highbury made famous by the film Fever pitch.

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