Wenger reveals secret behind Arsenal striker’s success

I must admit that I was not convinced at all that the Arsenal experiment of playing Alexis Sanchez in the centre forward position would work and for the first couple of games this season it looked like I was right. I have to say, however, that the Chilean is certainly proving me and all the other doubters wrong.

It seemed that the role was not good for Alexis and when the Gunners had tried it in the past it never worked out, so I expected him to be back on the left side as soon as Arsene Wenger had another option, but the 27-year old striker has improved in each game and is really looking the part now.

Koscielny comeback the key to Arsenal beating Barcelona?

Make no mistake Arsenal fans, we have very little chance of getting past the current La Liga and Champions League holders Barcelona and into the next round. Even if we do manage to win the match it will not be enough unless we score at least three goals and win by two.

A 2-0 scoreline would, at least, take us to extra time and you can just about see Arsenal managing to score two or three against Barca if the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are on the ball. It is at the other end where our biggest problem lies though, as Arsene Wenger explained in a report on the Arsenal website.

Arsenal and Cech’s BIG reasons to believe they can stop Barcelona scoring

Arsenal fans are under no illusions about the size of the task facing the Gunners in the Champions League this evening, with Barcelona having claimed a historic second continental treble last season and with their front three of Messi, Neymar and Suarez in devastating form both individually and as an attacking trident.

But if anyone should feel a bit less fear about facing the Barca front three it is Arsenal and particularly our new keeper Petr Cech. The Czech Republic international has an amazing and encouraging record against the best player in the world and the winner of the Ballon D’Or, as he has faced Messi no fewer than six times while playing for Chelsea and the little Argentinean has never managed to beat Cech.

BOOM! It’s Barca! But it´s not all bad for Arsenal in UCL

Okay Arsenal fans, there is no way that we can say that we wanted to be drawn against the Catalan club Barcelona for the knockout phase of the Champions League. They are the holders after all and with the fearsome front three of Messi, Neymar and Suarez breaking all sorts of records last year, Barca managed to also win La Liga and the Spanish cup to give them a terrific treble.

So the Gunners are right up against it, no doubt. But we should not assume that the last 16 will be as far as we go for a sixth season in a row. Barcelona are a top class side and they are rightly one of the favourites, but they are not unbeatable.

OUCH! Rodgers rocked by REAL reason Alexis chose Arsenal

It was great for Arsenal fans at the time, hearing that Alexis Sanchez had snubbed a Liverpool transfer in favour of a move to the Emirates stadium, even though Liverpool’s star striker was heading in the opposite direction. And the Frenchman has this week admitted that he was worried about whether Brendan Rodgers would have the advantage in the Sanchez chase because of that.

After the taunting and disrespectful words flung in our direction when the manager thought their was a release clause in the Suarez contract and tried to activate it, it made it all the sweeter that Alexis became a Gunner, with Rodgers showing some sour grapes by claiming it was living in London that made the difference, not playing for Arsenal.

Alexis success convinces Barca star to seek £26m Arsenal transfer

The way that Alexis Sanchez has not just settled into life as an Arsenal player, but blown everyone away, Gunners and the football watching public alike, has been pretty incredible. And it has not gone unnoticed on the continent either, especially in Spain’s La Liga where the 25-year old forward used to ply his trade.

Only this week there was an article in one of the Catalan newspapers berating FC Barcelona for their decision to let the Chilean live wire leave for London in the summer. They compared Alexis to three of the current Barca front line, Munir El Haddadi and Sanro Ramirez and Pedro, declaring that Barca had been daft to allow the Chilean to leave as he has scored almost three times as many goals this season as all three of those Barca forwards.

Don’t worry Arsenal – Anderlecht have even BIGGER problems

It is understandable that many Arsenal fans are so concerned about the poor run of results so far this season, with just two wins from eight Premier League games and an early exit from the Capital One Cup, that there is very little confidence that the Gunners can come back to north London with three Champions League points tonight.

And this belief has not been helped by the injury to the Colombian reserve keeper David Ospina, meaning that rookie Martinez is set to make his Champions League debut because of Wojciech Szczesny being suspended. But even though Laurent Koscielny has joined Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy and others on the sidelines, Arsenal’s problems pale in comparison with those facing our opponents Anderlecht, as revealed in a Daily Star report.

Arsenal boss on why Alexis Sanchez transfer was a bargain!

Alright, so we do not yet know the exact amount of money that it cost Arsenal to secure the signature of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. But even taking away the fact that it rubbed the noses of Liverpool, their fans and former players in it, Arsene Wenger clearly feels that he has got a really good deal done.

The Frenchman has been talking to Arsenal Player about his new signing, and he has backed the Chile international to prove himself to be a real star in the Premier League. Sanchez, says the Prof, not only has all the attributes to survive and thrive at the top level, he is perfect for the Premier League as well.

Why Liverpool are HELPING Arsenal to sign Sanchez!

It seems strange, I know, but the hopes of Arsenal signing the Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, are actually getting a big boost from our Premier League rivals. Not on purpose, of course, because Brendan Rodgers wanted the Barca star himself, but I will explain.

Various media sources are reporting that Liverpool have agreed a fee with Barcelona for their vampiric Uruguayan front man, Luis Suarez. The numbers being reported vary between £60-80 million, but they seem to agree on the problem stopping the transfer being completed, and that is the method of payment.

Balotelli is coming to Premier League but NOT with Arsenal

It would be just about typical of Arsenal’s luck if Mario Balotelli comes back to the Premier League and all of a sudden starts to behave himself and produce the sort of form he is capable of on a regular basis.

After being strongly linked with the AC Milan striker recently, the Arsenal boss poured cold water on the rumours. It still seemed as if there had been interest from the Gunners, though, and the Italy international was reported to be keen on a return to England.