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Arsenal starting XI for Aston Villa with Bellerin and Flamini 0

Posted on September 20, 2014 by admin

Arsene Wenger must have been caught in at least two minds as he prepared his Arsenal team to face Aston Villa in a crucial Premier League today.

On the one hand, Wenger will have wanted to make the most of the abundance of attacking talent available to him, knowing that an away win and all three points would restore self belief to the players and go a long way to pacifying the growing anger and frustration among the Arsenal fans.

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.

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?

Why Arsenal MUST go for it against Besiktas!! 0

Posted on August 19, 2014 by admin

He who dares wins, Rodney! That should be the policy of Arsenal’s very own Del boy Trotter tonight, when the Gunners play the first of two legs in the knockout play-off stage of the Champions League tonight. And there are a number of reasons why I think we should be bold and adventurous.

I am not saying that Arsene Wenger should tell the players to throw caution to the wind, but I do believe that a forward thinking approach is the best way for the Gunners to go in Istanbul tonight. It worked at the same stage last season against Fenerbahce, who did not know what had hit them. That was then a formality at the Emirates after we had won 2-0 away and we could do with a similar result tonight, with a tough away trip to Everton to think about this weekend.

Nasri writes off Arsenal as title challengers! 6

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Patrick

There are a few ex-Arsenal players that have left the club on bad terms, but definitely one of the most annoying has to be Man City’s Sami Nasri, who just seems to revel in upsetting his former fans.

Today he has been spouting off that Arsenal have no chance of winning the Premiership, and considers Man City’s biggest rivals to be Chelsea this season.

“I think Chelsea will be the biggest threat,” he said. “For me, Arsenal still have a weakness in defensive midfield and at centre-back.

Gibbs admits that Arsenal NEEDED the FA Cup win! 0

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Patrick

The Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs thinks that the team are in great spirit aheadof the new season,and says the FA Cup winning medals was exactly what the players needed to start a winning momentum.

Gibbs told “Winning the FA Cup was the biggest thing and we’ve kept a large amount of the squad together and added some new players,”

“Last year we did that as well. We didn’t let a lot of people go and brought people in. That had a positive effect for us so hopefully that can happen again.

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