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So why DID Wenger reveal Arsenal starting XI early? 1

Posted on December 09, 2014 by admin

With all the various problems facing Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal squad, including not having Olivier Giroud registered for the Champions League and all sorts of injuries and other players with fatigue from so many games, we already knew that the Gunners team to face Galatasaray in Istanbul tonight would be different.

So with plenty of the Arsenal first team not travelling to Turkey, including Alexis Sanchez, Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla, it was always going to be easier to guess what our starting line-up would be before the game.

It time for Arsenal’s youngsters to step up against Galatasary 0

Posted on December 09, 2014 by Patrick

As Arsenal have already qualified for the Champions League knockout rounds, Arsene Wenger is preparing for some of his promising youngsters to gain experience in the cauldron of a tie in Galatasary. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who himself has only recently become a regular in the Gunners first team, believes that players like Chuba Akpom, Alex Iwobi, Glen Kamara, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Stefan O’Connor and Gedion Zelalem will benefit from the experience and can step up if given the opportunity.

“All young players have to start somewhere and you have to be challenged at some point, so if they have the opportunity to play they have a chance to prove they are capable,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said on Arsenal.com.

Wenger admits Arsenal will play reserves against Galatasary 0

Posted on December 08, 2014 by Patrick

After Arsenal’s poor showing against Anderlecht in the double-header stage of the Champions League Group it looked like we were going to struggle to qualify, but our 2-0 win over an out-of-form Dortmund team has now guaranteed our progression to the knockout rounds.

There IS a chance we could still top the group, but the chances of Dortmund losing to Anderlecht are pretty slim, so it looks like Wenger is going to take the opportunity to rest his exhausted first XI for the midweek match in Turkey. In fact he says he is not even going to think about the game but instad concentrate on or next League fixture!

Arsenal will NOT take Alexis to Turkey so he can DESTROY Stoke 1

Posted on December 06, 2014 by admin

It is not as if the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez tends to take it easy in most games. Quite the opposite is true in fact anbd our brilliant summer signing has been leading by example and his desire to win and appetite for the game seem to be rubbing off on his Arsenal team mates.

Arsenal star Wilshere goes under the knife!! 0

Posted on November 27, 2014 by admin

The Arsenal and England midfield star Jack Wilshere was due to have a scan today to determine the extent of the ligament damage cause when the young Manchester United defender Paddy McNair went into a late tackle with his studa into Wilshere’s ankle last weekend.

And the news was not good and meant that the 22-year old needed surgery, so without further ado the young Gunner wqent straight under the knife. The good news reported by Arsenal.com is that the surgery was successful. The bad news is that Wilshere will now be out of action for about three months.

Arsenal captain AND Wilshere facing LONG injury spells 0

Posted on November 27, 2014 by admin

It is getting beyond a joke for Arsenal now! We get Olivier Giroud back early and Laurent Koscielny back in the squad just in time for them to be replaced by even more Gunners and it has been like this since the start of last season.

Including Abou Diaby, who Arsene Wenger denied having a new injury but is clearly still not fit enough to play, the Gunners now have 10 players on the injury list. Two of those, Mikel Arteta and Yaya Sanogo, joined it last night and with Ozil, Walcott, Welbeck, Wilshere, Debuchy, Szczesny and Ospina already out of action, it leaves the manager with a massive headache, as he made clear in his post match words reported by The Guardian.

Arsenal starting XI to face Dortmund WITH Koscielny 0

Posted on November 26, 2014 by admin

It will not surprise many Arsenal fans to know that Arsene Wenger is facing a big selection headache going into a crucial game, because that has been pretty much the story of the last two years. The names of Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny and Olivier Giroud have been added to the list for the visit of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, so how will the manager line up his Gunners?

Why Arsenal season could be DESTROYED in three days! 0

Posted on November 23, 2014 by admin

That is three games in a row now that Arsenal should have won and didn’t. After getting out of jail in the last few minutes away to Anderlecht and then beating Burnley and Sunderland without conceding a goal, the Gunners seemed to be finally putting a run together, but that is long forgotten now and the run is of quite a different sort.

Unless we do something about it very quickly and up our game significantly, there is a good chance that Arsenal could be cut adrift from the teams chasing the top four Premier League spots. Liverpool and Tottenham are both yet to play and will go level on points with us if they win.

Merson blasts CLUELESS Arsenal in UCL 0

Posted on November 04, 2014 by admin

It looks like the job of commentating on Arsenal Champions League games for Sky Sports is not good for the health or the sanity of former Gunners star Paul Merson. For the second game in a row the TV pundit was left fuming and exasperated by Arsenal and he blasted the players and tactics as being clueless.

It was hardly surprising really after we somehow managed to throw away a three goal lead against Anderlecht. There was a bit of bad luck as their first goal was clearly offside and we were cruising at that point. But as Merson said, we still had a two goal lead at home and should have just shut up shop.

Arsenal to start same XI again for Anderlecht clash 0

Posted on November 04, 2014 by admin

Arsene Wenger has been talking about his Arsenal side ahead of tonight’s crucial Champions League clash with the Belgian champions Anderlecht. And the manager’s words make me think that he will start with the same line-up for the third game in a row tonight.

As a report by Arsenal.com shows, Wenger feels that the reason the Gunners were struggling until a couple of games ago was a lack of patience and then a lack of confidence on the defensive side of things. But the same 11 players have now started against Sunderland and Burnley and Arsenal have two important clean sheets and two wins from them.

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