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Why Arsenal WILL bounce back against Anderlecht 0

Posted on October 19, 2014 by admin

I think that one of the reasons for Arsenal’s lacklustre and strangely disjointed performance against Hull City at the Emirates yesterday was because we were not concentrating properly on the game. Arsene Wenger mentioned the lack of focus and I think he was right and that he was just as much to blame as the players.

We expected to win and already had one eye on the Champions League game against Anderlecht on Wednesday. And that came back to bite Arsenal on the bum, but the manager and players need to regroup now and make sure that at least we don’t make the mistake worse by failing to beat the Belgian champions, which I don’t think we will.

At least Arsenal’s injury situation is looking better! 1

Posted on October 18, 2014 by admin

There was not a lot of signs of improvement from the Arsenal players on the Emirates pitch against Hull yesterday, with a last gasp goal from Danny Welbeck only enough to rescue a point. Our bluntness in front of goal matched with our lapses at the back was typical of what we have been seeing from Arsenal so far this season.

But there is a strong argument that a lot of our troubles have come about because of the long injury list. Any team is going to miss players of the calibre of Walcott, Ramsey, Giroud, Koscielny and now Ozil, but if there was not much encouragement on the pitch yesterday, the situation off it is more promising.

Walcott NOT to be rushed back to Arsenal First XI 0

Posted on October 18, 2014 by Patrick

At last Theo Walcott is finally approaching full fitness and he managed to come through the first 45 minutes of the Gunners reserve match last night, but after so long on the sidelines he is not expecting to be rushed back into the first team.

He said after the game: “It was good, nice to get a little blow out, it’s a been a hard, long, nine months, and first I’ve got to say a massive thank you to all the Arsenal medical team because without them I wouldn’t have been able to do what I’ve done.

Walcott to play for Arsenal against Hull – and Gnabry back too 0

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Patrick

With all the injury problems that Arsenal have had to cope with already, just seven games into the Premier League season, it was a boost for anyone interested in the Gunners just to see Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry back in full training this week. But it now looks as though we could be set for a much bigger boost.

According to a Metro the Arsenal boss is actually preparing to play the flying England forward on Saturday, when Steve Bruce brings his Hull City side to north London. They are sitting just one point and three places behind Arsenal in the EPL table.

At Last! Arsenal injury problems easing to give Wenger options 0

Posted on October 04, 2014 by admin

With an international break to follow after this weekend’s round of games in the Premier League, Arsenal have just one more game to get through before the squad starts to look more like it should and Arsene Wenger has almost a full complement of players to pick his Arsenal line-up from.

It’s a shame that our one game is away to Chelsea, though, because we could have done with the likes of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey available for what could be our toughest game of the season. But these things happen and you have to deal with them. There is some good news for Wenger ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge, with the news on Arsenal.com that our Spanish left back Nacho Monreal is fit again after his back problem.

Will Arsenal’s speedsters really terrorise defences? 0

Posted on September 10, 2014 by admin

We saw exactly what the pace and power of the new Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck can do as he hit the turbo boost twice to score for England against Switzerland on Monday night. And there were numerous occasions during that match when the striker’s speed and determination created panic in the Swiss defence.

But will the 23-year old Englishman get the same sort of joy for the Gunners when he comes up against Premier League and Champions League defences? Theo Walcott certainly seems to think so, as he has been talking about his newest club team mate and another new rapid Gunner Alexis Sanchez to The Mirror, and he cannot to wait to come back from his long injury break and form what should be the fastest forward line in the Premier League.

Should this Pic make Arsenal’s Giroud happy or worried? 1

Posted on July 31, 2014 by admin

The France and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud took his fair (or unfair depending on how you see it) share of stick last season, a lot of it from Arsenal fans. And one of the big signings we were hoping for during the summer transfer window as another top class striker.

Some would argue that this is what Arsene Wenger has done with the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, but many see the Chilean as more of a wide forward, even though he does play through the middle for his country. But with Theo Walcott due back from his anterior cruciate problem soon, it certainly looks like the pressure to score goals will be taken off the big Frenchman’s shoulders.

Arsenal ALWAYS have problems with International friendlies 0

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Patrick

Arsenal are a huge club. This would mean that the players we have are regularly selected to play for their respective countries, and we all know there is usually a full round of friendlies after just a few games into the new season. This is often an extremely sensitive issue for many managers. To allow their players to take the risk of injuries or to hold them back and prevent them from representing their nations is often the huge dilemma for many big club managers. What makes this even worst is that international football are often filled with passion and drive. This means players would give it their all for their nations and the injury risk becomes sky high as a result.

Why Giroud is STILL vital to Arsenal success 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by admin

Many people seem to think that Olivier Giroud will see a lot less playing time in an Arsenal shirt this season, especially if the Gunners sign another striker. With Theo Walcott close to his Arsenal comeback and Alexis Sanchez having signed from Barcelona, the theory is that the big Frenchman could be used more as a back-up option, but I think that Arsene Wenger still sees Giroud as central to his system.

Should Arsenal consider letting Serge Gnabry go on loan? 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by admin

It is par for the course when you are a big club like Arsenal, fighting for the English Premier League, Champions League and two domestic cup competitions every season, that you need a big squad with lots of strength in depth. But there is a flipside to that as well.

With Arsene Wenger’s commitment to the Arsenal academy as well as the need to have a strong squad, you do get situations like the one with Carl Jenkinson in the last couple of years, when a promising player finds it tough to get the regular game time he needs to really push on and progress his football.

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