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Arsenal make the trip up North to Old Trafford this afternoon and it absolutely crucial that we come away with all three points to get back to within two points of Leicester. If we lose we can practically write off our chances, so I’m expecting a big win and lots of goals. If so some of our readers can win some great prizes in this small competition for TheArsenalBlog regulars. Only six of you will be in with a chance of the big prize so be quick to leave your comments!! The prizes are being supplied by our friends at Paddy Power, who are keen to promote their Online Bingo games, so if you fancy a flutter go and have a game of Bingo.

Van Gaal – If you want to be Champions, you must be like Arsenal!

Louis Van Gaal saw his Man United team struggle to a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace yesterday and drop a little further behind Arsenal and Man City into 4th place in the Premier League

“I am not happy because if you want to be the champions, you have to win these kinds of matches.

“Arsenal beat Swansea, for example. We lost against Swansea, even though we were the better team, but they have beaten them 3-0.”

I don’t know if you noticed Louis, but we also beat YOU LOT 3-0 not very long ago, so yeah, if you want to be Champions you have to not only play like us, you need to BE Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger Expresses Sadness Over RVP Exit

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the fact that, unfortunately, captain Robin Van Persie will leave for Manchester United. The Frenchman has admitted that he was forced into selling Robin and that there wasn’t much he could do, despite the fact that he wanted to keep the Dutchman.

According to Wenger, the striker’s position will be filled by Giroud and Podolski’s arrivals, the club having previously stated that the French striker had been brought in to boost the attacking options.

“He is at Manchester United, unfortunately for us. The transfer was finalised in the afternoon,” said Wenger whilst working for French TV station TF1 on Wednesday.

Was The Loss Wenger’s Fault (Again)?

Manchester United managed to defeat Arsenal once again and even though the Gunners were on a very good run in the game, Wenger decided to switch things around. Do you think that maybe this time it was only his fault that the game turned out this way?

First of all, why would you change Chamberlain who had an amazing match again, and put in Arshavin who showed us how much of a bad form he’s in last time he was on the pitch? And second of all, when will the manager understand that Ramsey lost a lot when he was injured and never quite retrieved to his old amazing form, managing only to put in average appearances?

Arsenal outruns United and City in qualifying chase.

Arsene Wenger is proud about being the manager of the first English team to go through the Champions League group stage. He managed to qualify in front of City and United despite the very bad start of the season, and now he confirmed once again that Arsenal are back on the right tracks.

“Yes – I have to be very cautious what I say.

“I think yes as Manchester United could have qualified [on Tuesday] night, and of course everyone expects Manchester City to qualify.

“It is difficult at that level. I have never played an easy game in the Champions League.