Is the City game already lost? by Twig
There is probably not a worse time for Arsenal to be facing Manchester City than this weekend. Unlike last season where our exploits against Bayern Munich were to be the catalyst for our strong finish to the season, this season the reverse has been the case and the team seems to be on a free fall right now.
The optimistic fan believes the most we can hope for is a draw against Man City, while the majority are resigned to another 6-0 mauling, or something along that line. Without Walcott, our chances in the big games are seriously diminished. But can Wenger pull something off with this battered and bruised set of players? What must Wenger do? .......Read the full article here
This has all of a sudden become a massive game for Arsenal. The visit of struggling Swansea City should have been an easy three points for the Gunners, but after the disaster at the Bridge, it could be a very nervous affair. Arsene Wenger would have liked to rest a few of his big players but the importance of putting the Chelsea game behind us means he has had to go with the strongest starting XI available. .......Read the full article here
I think that we could learn a great deal about Arsenal and the future of Arsene Wenger tonight. The Frenchman was clearly hurt, more by the manner of the defeat at Chelsea than the actual result. On his big landmark day, his players completely failed him.
We all know that Wenger does not like to criticise his players in public, but I hope he has done so in private. A Sky Sports report reveals that the Arsenal boss is still backing his team to respond well, just as they have done to the season’s other disappointments, but I wonder if this latest wound will take longer to heal. .......Read the full article here
It is competition time again Arsenal fans, and we could all do with some cheering up after pretty much waving goodbye to the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. So what better way of making yourself feel better could there be than watching the Gunners beat the living daylights out of Swansea City and win yourself an amazingly cool and trendy Just Arsenal T-shirt at the same time? I can’t think of any. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Swansea match preview by Ash
Tonight Arsenal have the chance to appease the fans after the recent sorrows with a quick return to Premier League action. Arsenal will welcome Welsh side Swansea City to the Emirates tonight for yet another must win encounter. .......Read the full article here
Fingers crossed Arsenal fans, because if the Gunners are to win this one and get right back on track in the push for the Premier League title, I feel we may need a little bit of luck and that has been in shockingly short supply so far this season.
This is not going to be easy and most pundits give Arsenal less chance than a fat bald bloke with a supermodel, but if the players go out with the right attitude and are determined to give Arsene Wenger a landmark game to be proud of, there is no reason why the Gunners cannot record a famous victory. .......Read the full article here
Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and Predicted Score by KJ
Another massive game is upon Arsenal and this one will definitely decide whether we are really in the title race. If we lose, we are definitely out of the race, being 4 points behind Chelsea and 7 behind Manchester City (effectively). Draw and we have a better chance at second as well as being able to cut the lead on Man City to only 3 points next weekend with a win. But if we manage to win, that will be massive for our chances (especially psychologically). .......Read the full article here
Everyone has been describing Arsenal’s north London derby win at Tottenham as being un-Arsenal like, because the Gunners did not play with their usual flair and defended deep for most of the second half. They conveniently forget to mention that we had some good chances to score that second goal and that we were never in much danger apart from Szczesny’s mistake. .......Read the full article here
There are all sorts of different reasons for the Arsenal manager to spend all this week getting his players built up mentally and prepared physically for the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday. The main one is that, if he doesn’t, Arsenal could find themselves out of the race for the Premier League.
The scars from another damaging defeat to add to those at Liverpool and Man City would, I think, take some getting over and would adversely affect the team’s confidence for the crucial run in. A narrow defeat, especially if it is undeserved thanks to some cheating or dodgy refereeing, would not be so bad, morale-wise, but it would still leave Arsenal with a mountain to climb. .......Read the full article here
Derby day is here Arsenal fans, and this one could be the most important in many years. A win for Arsenal today against our fierce local rivals will all but guarantee a top four finish for the Gunners. Arsenal would then be nine points ahead of fifth placed spuds with a game in hand to boot.
If we don’t win, then Liverpool’s victory over Manchester United will give them the edge over us in the Premier League title race and with a trip to Chelsea and a home game against Man City coming up, you would have to say that we were out of the race unless a miracle occurred. .......Read the full article here
Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview, line up and predicted score by KJ
The North London Derby is upon us once again and Arsenal have already won two of them whilst conceding no goals. However, this being an away tie at White Hart Lane means we could be in for a tough game with the support behind the home team.
Tottenham though have been poor all season, especially against the big teams,and have been torn apart numerous times. They can’t cope with quick passing and good pressing. They completely fold as they have done against Chelsea last Saturday and to Benfica on Thursday. .......Read the full article here
It has been a somewhat disappointing season for Santi Cazorla. The little Spaniard, who was voted as Player of the Year by the Arsenal fans in his debut season, has not quite managed to hit the same heights this time around. Cazorla has had plenty of problems to contend with, though.
He has had injuries disrupting his season and has had to make way for the club record signing Mesut Ozil, but has struggled to really find his best form. I know it is a little harsh, almost like the criticism that Lionel Messi has been getting this year, but when you set really high standards, that is what you are judged by. .......Read the full article here