Tony Adams glad that Wenger has finally sorted the Arsenal defence

Arsenal are on a fantastic run of results lately, with seven wins in a nine-game unbeaten run which has propelled them back into the Champions League places. The famous Arsenal legend Tony Adams believes that this has been helped by the fact that Wenger has finally decided to play with a settled defence in every game.

Adams said: “What they have done in recent weeks is become a lot tighter at the back, and people like Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny have certainly benefitted from playing together consistently.

“Ok, that has made it tough for Thomas Vermaelen, who has done so much for the club since he arrived.

Arsenal and Wigan both have to win- Get ready for Goals!

It should be a good game for the neutral, as they say, between Arsenal and Wigan at the Emirates on Tuesday. Results today have left Wigan needing six points from their last two games, while Arsenal need to win to go back above Tottenham into the top four and leave our Champions League destiny in our own hands.

Wigan tend to play an attacking style of football anyway, while Arsenal dominate possession and are the joint top scorers at home in the Premier League, with 43 goals from 18 games, the same as Man United. Neither team can afford to play safe, so it should ba fast and furious game.

Lloris injury good news for Arsenal

Hugo Lloris. Once a target for Arsenal. Now a key man for Spurs. But is his injury set to help the gunners out in the race for 4th place?

Its unknown the length of Lloris’ injury but the fact they have had to call back a reserve keeper from loan, it would suggest that he may be sidelined for a few weeks at least.
When Lloris first joined he was frozen out by Brad Friedel and it looked like they had wasted a lot of money on a very good goalkeeper, but as the season has progressed Hugo Lloris has been a key part of Tottenham Hotspur’s campaign, with the French International keeping our North London rivals in games on various occasions.

Wenger – Arsenal’s defence was horrendous!

Arsene Wenger was scathing in his attack on Arsenal’s defenders after conceding three goals against newly-promoted Norwich on Saturday. Although Arsenal had Thomas Vermaelen return this season after a year out through injury, and also the acquired Per Mertesacker in the summer, the defence has conceded a record 47 goals so far this season (a record during Wenger’s tenure).

It seems that Wenger has still not realised that you can’t always score more than your opponent if you don’t have a solid back line, or perhaps he seriously believed that our former frailties had been strengthened.

Was that Van Persie’s last 90 minutes at the Emirates?

Yet again Robin Van Persie has led from the front scoring two goals to put Arsenal back into a winning position against Norwich, and yet again the defence has let him down.

There rarely looked like there was any cohesion between Wojciech Szczesny and his defence, which was only compounded when Francis Coquelin replaced Bacary Sagna after half an hour.

I know attack is the best form of defence, especially when playing Sky Poker no deposit online, but when you are 3-2 up in a football match against a lowly team like Norwich with so much at stake, why didn’t Wenger put ten men behind the ball and crowd out the Arsenal defence and midfield.

Wow! Wenger admits the Arsenal defence made mistakes!

Shock horror! Can you believe that Arsene Wenger has actually admitted that the Arsenal players were at fault for allowing Swansea to come back twice to beat the Gunners today?

Normally he would wheel out the complaints about the referee or blame tiredness due to the (fixed) fixture list, but with very little option but to face the facts, he has actually told the truth for a change.

Of course he had to mention that Swansea shouldn’t have had a penalty but listen to what he said after that: “I still don’t understand where the referee found the penalty (for Swansea’s equaliser), then we defensively made some mistakes that we should not have done.

Mertesacker Praises The Defence. Should They Really Be Praised?

Arsenal’s central defender Per Mertesacker was satisfied by the way the defence handled the job in the Aston Villa match saying that they did a great job to stop Villa’s dangerous chances, but should Villa have had so many dangerous occasions to score?

“We felt the pressure because of the bad game against Man City [on Sunday] but we have now won away from home again,” said Mertesacker.

“We were under pressure but we found a good solution with the first goal. We created some good chances but not as much as we thought at the beginning as Villa were always quick. Gabriel Agbonlahor was in some good situations [to score] but defensively we did a good job.

Wenger Is Happy With The Defence But Gets Ready For Transfers

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger seems to be satisfied with the way the Gunner defence has been playing lately, and said that the defensive performances are continuingly improving even though Arsenal played with no full-back for a while.

“We are stable defensively,” he said. “Our defensive record since the 8-2 defeat at Manchester United has improved tremendously and you could see that again today.

“In the first half we were dominating well but even in the second half when we were under pressure we still kept our shape.

“We got away with one or two difficult situations but there is an improvement there.”

Arsenal v Everton – The Gunners can move into fourth place with a win

After a less than spectacular start to the season, Arsenal have bounced back and are looking for a strong push in the Premier League. They started horrendously, collecting just 4 points in their first 5 matches. However following a series of good results, Arsenal now lie 5th in the table with 26 points after 14 matches. With the premier league top scorer Van Persie leading the Arsenal push with 14 goals in the league, Arsenal are now looking like a revitalised team and really bring fear to the rest of the premier league.