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Arsenal taking BIG risk playing Alexis Sanchez today? 0

Posted on February 15, 2015 by admin

It was a big surprise to see the name of Alexis Sanchez on the Arsenal team sheet today for the visit of \MIddlesborough in the fifth round of the FA cup. We had been told that the Chilean striker was not likely to play as his knee was still swollen after Tuesday night.

We know that Sanchez always wants to play and that this is an important game for the Gunners, but Wenger has made lots of changes, giving the likes of Chambers, Flamini, Gabriel and Gibbs rare starts. And with Theo Walcott finding his form and fitness, it is not as if the manager did not have a good option to play instead of Sanchez.

Arsenal fringe players Sparkle and suggest good times ahead 0

Posted on January 25, 2015 by admin

It might be a bit harsh to call Mesut Ozil, Tomas Rosicky and Theo Walcott fringe players for Arsenal, because a lot of fans will count those three as some of the very best and most talented Gunners that Arsene Wenger has available.

The fact is though, that for various reasons they have not been a big part of the season so far for Arsenal. Well they certainly put down a marker today and gave the manager the sort of headache that football pundits always say is the sort of problem that you want. All three scored, all three played well, so they will want to know the reason if they are dropped for the games coming up.

Second string Arsenal to overcome weakened Hull? 0

Posted on January 04, 2015 by admin

Both managers have made a number of changes to their starting line-ups from new years day, but Arsenal look much the stronger after Steve Brice made a massive 10 compared to Arsene Wenger’s five. And you would expect our fringe players, like Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Joel Campbell to have too much quality for the visitors Hull City.

The major talking point for Arsenal fans is the first start in a year for our England international star Theo Walcott. The speedy forward will join Campbell and Alexis in a very pacy looking Arsenal attack, with the skills of Cazorla and Rosicky behind them.

Arsenal star to shine on injury anniversary? 0

Posted on January 04, 2015 by admin

The Arsenal and England international Theo Walcott could be set to really get his football career back on track today, almost exactly a year after he was stretchered off in the Gunners’ FA cup triumph over our north London rivals Tottenham.

The lasting image of that moment was a grinning Walcott taunting the spuds from his stretcher but as we know, that happiness soon turned to misery as the extent of his injury became clear. If the 25-year old does start for Arsene Wenger today, it will be the first time since that day, but Theo has not wasted his recovery time, as a Sky Sports report explains.

MORE injury woe leaves Arsenal stretched to breaking point 0

Posted on December 05, 2014 by admin

Arsene Wenger should just about be able to muster up an Arsenal starting XI and a subs bench to take to the Britannia stadium to face one of our bogey clubs Stoke City tomorrow, but only just. The manager gave his latest injury update today, reported by, and there is very little good news to report.

It is now 11 months since Theo Walcott injured his anterior cruciate ligament in the win over the Spuds and he is still not available to play. He is due to have an injection to solve the slight groin problem picked up on international duty with England. The boss is hoping to have him back next weekend.

Why Arsenal need to rest Alexis even against his wishes! 1

Posted on December 05, 2014 by admin

Alexis Sanchez has without a doubt been the star of the season for Arsenal so far this season. At times it seems as though the former Barcelona star is on a one man mission to drag the Gunners into the next round of the Champions League and to stay in contention at the top end of the Premier League table.

Just like Man City with Sergio Aguero, Arsenal would be many points worse off without the goals of our main man, but I think that makes it even more important for Arsene Wenger to give the Chile international a well earned rest. The problem is that Alexis wants to play every minute of every game and he is fit enough to do so.

Podolski to LEAVE! But will Arsenal replace him? 1

Posted on December 02, 2014 by admin

Lukas Podolski has clearly been getting more and more frustrated at Arsenal this season and you can hardly blame him. The German striker has hardly seen any action, starting just one game in the Capital One cup and getting the odd few minutes as a sub at the end of games.

Podolski has spoken about the situation a number of times but nothing has changed and so he knows that he needs to move on in order to get the regular game time needed to keep his international career with Germany alive. And now a Metro report has linked Podolski with a January transfer back to his former club Cologne and the 29-year old has done nothing to discourage the rumours with his latest words.

Arsenal star `Not Happy` and will soon call it a day! 0

Posted on November 11, 2014 by admin

There have been some vague rumours that Alexis Sanchez, our new summer signing and undoubtedly the star of the show for the Gunners so far this season, is a bit unhappy, but apart from the fact that Arsenal have not got the results that his excellent contribution has deserved, I can’t see what reason the Chile international would have to want to leave the club so soon.

But the same cannot be said of our German international striker Lukas Podolski. The forward has headed off to meet up with his international team mates once more without many minutes on the pitch under his belt, knowing that this will probably mean that Joachim Low is reluctant to start him, and it looks like Podolski is reaching the end of his tether.

Wilshere AND Ramsey to start for Arsenal in Swansea 0

Posted on November 09, 2014 by admin

Because of the injury through absence of the Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta and the well reported problems that the Gunners have had in the centre of midfield, including a slating from the TV pundits about our collapse on Tuesday night, Arsene Wenger knows that this is a key area for today’s Premier League away game against Swansea City.

And with the Welsh club being well known for their hard work and good possession of the ball, I expect the Arsenal boss to try to deal with this by playing both Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in the centre. I also think he will play our most defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini in front of the back four in a 4-1-4-1 formation.

Gunner reveals fitness worries over Arsenal star man Alexis 0

Posted on November 02, 2014 by admin

It is perhaps a bigger concern for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger than it would be at most clubs, because of the crippling injury list that the club has had to cope with in recent years, including the way last season’s Premier League title challenge fell away when we lost the likes of Theo Walcott.

And the flying England forward who is just coming back from that long term injury has told Talksport that his new team mate Alexis Sanchez is giving his team mates and manager a little cause for concern about his own fitness.

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