Arsenal NEED pressure of goals after EPL rivals slip up

If things had really gone against Arsenal this weekend we could have found ourselves slipping out of the Champions League places and unable to catch Manchester United before we had even kicked a ball against Norwich City today. And although that would not have been a comfortable situation for the Gunners, I think we would have responded well.

It appears to me that Arsenal produce our best football when we are under pressure and have our backs to the wall. I cannot be unhappy that Manchester United and Tottenham could only manage a point each in their respective games against Leicester City and Chelsea but I am a little concerned that the Arsenal players will feel that the pressure is off.

Don’t Panic! Arsenal’s EPL rivals hit by injury as well

For any Arsenal fans that might be cursing our luck and worrying about the lengthy injury list that Arsene Wenger is faced with, I have a few crumbs of comfort for you.

For one thing, Arsenal have more than enough quality to cope with the current injury problems, especially against a West Brom team that is struggling to reproduce their form of last season and were easily beaten by a not very good Man United team in their last outing.

WOW! Stats show Arsenal nearly TWICE as good as Man Utd!!

Okay Arsenal fans, I know full well that stats do not tell the whole story and football is about more than the basic facts like possession, shots, attempts on target, clean sheets and all. But stats are used more and more by all the managers and coaches these days and they do give a good indication of individual and team performances.

So it is very encouraging to see the Premier League team stats on the Squawka.com website.

Arsenal face THREE way Premier League transfer battle!

Even though Arsenal are now giving Arsene Wenger the financial tools to bring in big players in the transfer windows, and the Frenchman has used it well over the last two years, we are still not able to stand toe-to-toe with the really big hitters like Chelsea, PSG and all.

So despite being one of the best run and most profitable clubs in the world there are still three Premier League clubs able to blow us out of the water when it comes to transfer spending. The bad news for Gooners today is that two of them are after the same transfer target us Arsenal according to the Daily Star.

Spurs loss gives Arsenal BIG trouble in Top Four fight

It was not just a bad day for the Arsenal fans who will now have to suffer the taunts of our rivals from down the Seven Sisters road. The away day defeat by Tottenham in the north London derby has left Arsenal in real danger of missing out on a top four finish this season.

Any lingering Premier League title hopes were extinguished as Chelsea beat Aston Villa and now it is all about the top four for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners. But with Southampton grabbing an extra time winner away to QPR and with Man United still to play tomorrow, that is now looking like a tall order.

Man City win proves the need for Arsenal to BEAT Liverpool

Last season and even early on this season, the Arsenal fans would have been more than happy to come away from an away game with a big Premier League rival without a defeat to chew on. And after last season’s humiliating 5-1 drubbing at Anfield, we would have been even happier not to lose to Liverpool.

But a draw is simply not good enough for the Gunners tomorrow and the fact that Man City have just beaten Crystal Palace to increase the gap between them and Arsenal to 13 points just highlights that fact. I expect Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United team to go home with all three points from his trip to a depleted Aston Villa as well, although Benteke and Agbonlahor will hopefully do us a big favour and get past De Gea in the United goal.

Arsenal rocked as Wilshere needs MORE ankle surgery

The Arsenal and England international midfielder Jack Wilshere has not quite joined his central midfield team mate Abou Diaby on the injury front yet, but our young star must be cursing his luck today. Arsene Wenger has revealed that the injury picked up by Wilshere after a late challenge by the Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is not just a minor one after all, forcing the Gunner to face another lengthy spell on the sidelines, as reported by The Guardian.

Arsenal hit with HANDS OFF warning over defender transfer target

As the Arsenal and England striker was scoring the two international goals that gave the Man United and England captain a win over Slovenia to celebrate on the occasion of his 100th cap, Wayne Rooney’s club fans may well have been wondering once more why Louis van Gaal allowed Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to snap up the England star for a bargain price during the summer transfer window.

And it seems that the Dutchman is determined not to let the same thing happen again in the January transfer window, according to a report in the Daily Star. Van Gaal has apparently decided that there is no way he will let the Gunners complete their expected transfer bid for the United and England defender Chris Smalling.

Agent confirms World Cup star ready for Arsenal transfer!!

Well then Arsenal fans, it looks like the Gunners will be going up against our long term Premier League rivals Manchester United at least three times this season; with the first game after the international break seeing Louis van Gaal bring his Red Devils to the Emirates. Arsenal travel to Old Trafford for the penultimate league game of the season, but before that, the two clubs are set to go head to head for the transfer of Ron Vlaar.

Arsenal to lose TWO transfer targets to EPL rivals?

With results and performances starting to get better for Arsenal, the manager’s claim the other day that the Gunners should not be written out of the race for the English Premier League title just yet is not looking quite as blindly optimistic as before.

And with the Champions League and FA cup trophies to play for as well, Arsenal fans will still be hoping for another piece of silverware to celebrate at the end of the season. But Arsene Wenger will also know that a key signing or two in the January transfer window will go a long way to helping to achieve that goal.