Arsenal with just TWO changes for Basel in Champions League

There has been a lot of speculation about how many changes to the Arsenal starting line up Arsene Wenger will make for the second Champions League group match against the Swiss champions Basel tonight, even more so with Francis Coquelin reminding the Gunners boss of how injury problems have plagued the club in recent years.

Apart from having to replace the defensive midfielder though, with Granit Xhaka the obvious choice, I think we will see just one other change from the 11 players that started and did so well against Chelsea in the Premier League at the weekend. Arsenal do have an EPL match on Sunday to consider but after that is the international break and the trip to Burnley is a game we expect to win anyway.

Arsenal star still considering SHOCK transfer exit!!

Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger will have to wait until after the current Premier League season draws to a close, for better or worse, before we have a clearer picture of which players may be still in the Arsenal squad for next season, and the next couple of months and the eight Premier League games left for us to play could have a big say on this.

That is definitely the case with our Colombian international keeper David Ospina, as a report in the Daily Star explains that the current first choice between the sticks is leaving a decision on his future until the summer.

Is Wenger right to reject this Arsenal transfer bid?

The next game up for Arsenal in this tough period we find ourselves in looks a little easier than the previous three against Liverpool, Stoke City and Chelsea. But even though our FA cup opponents Burnley are one division below the Gunners, they are in very good form.

Arsene Wenger is sure to have one eye on the Premier League match with Southampton three days later and so the Frenchman is sure to rotate quite a few of his first team stars, including handing a rare start to the second choice keeper David Ospina who The Sun reports that the boss has turned down an offer for from the Turkish club Besiktas.

Cech the TOP MAN for Arsenal v Newcastle

The most important thing about this latest Premier League game for Arsenal was the result and we managed to get the three points from Newcastle that kept us ahead of Leicester City and Manchester City in top spot, but it was not a vintage performance from the Gunners by any means.

We were not as bad as we had been in Southampton on Boxing Day but the whole side looked a bit tired and they struggled to get any fluency going, which is why the former Chelsea keeper Petr Cech was well worth his Man of the Match award and why Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his number one after the match.

Four changes for Arsenal v Olympiacos in Champions League

Even though Arsenal are right up against it after losing the first Champions League group game two weeks ago and even though we do not play again until late on Sunday, Arsene Wenger is going to rotate his starting XI for the second group game against the Greek side Olympiakos tonight.

I think the Frenchman will make four changes, which might sound a lot in a game we simply have to win, but there are good reasons for all of them. David Ospina was promised plenty of game time by Wenger in the summer to stop him leaving and so he is likely to feature in most, if not all, of our cup games.

BOOM! Arsenal have already COMPLETED Cech transfer!!

There is no explanation of why there is yet to be an official announcement about this transfer from either Arsenal or Chelsea, but it has been reported by the usually fairly reliable source of the Daily Mail that the transfer of the Czech Republic number one Petr Cech from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates stadium has been completed.

The paper says that the transfer is costing the Gunners a transfer fee or around £11 million and the keeper will earn around £100,000 a week. It also looks like this will mean that David Ospina will leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window, in order to get the regular first team football his ability deserves, with the Poland international Wojciech Szczesny staying as our reserve and possibly cup keeper.

NO Thanks! Arsenal to snub Real Madrid star’s transfer

Even if the Arsenal transfer rumours that this week suggested that Arsene Wenger had all but secured the transfer of Petr Cech from Chelsea are wide of the mark, I cannot see that the Gunners will be doing with Real Madrid this summer, at least not in the keeper department anyway.

Arsenal have already been linked for their long serving number one Iker Casillas and now a Metro report claims that it could be their Costa Rican international number one Keylor Navas that will be heading to north London in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal to let star join Premier League rivals on LOAN! WTF?

I do hope that this latest Arsenal transfer rumour is some sort of wind up. Or perhaps if it is going to happen it is because Arsene Wenger has found something better for the Gunners as letting our Poland international keeper Wojciech Szczesny go to strengthen another Premier League club, especially one who beat us twice this season, seems a bit daft.

A Metro report claims that Szczesny will be playing for Ronald Koeman at Southampton next season in order to provide cover for their England international Fraser Forster who looks set to miss quite a bit of the season with the knee injury picked up last month.

Szczesny told plainly his Arsenal career is OVER!!

Wojciech Szczesny is still in possession of the number one shirt at Arsenal, but that is not likely to make the Poland international feel much better about life right now, as he has lost the honour in everything but name. Shezzer may look set to make up for last year´s FA cup disappointment by starting in a Wembley semi-final and hopefully a final in May, but that could be his last act as a Gunner.