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Arsenal veering from world-beaters to nervous wrecks!

Pantomime or World beaters by TB

In consideration of our recent erratic performances, I have the following observations about the Arsenal:

Arsenal hit Newcastle for seven – Happy New Year!

Arsenal 7 -3 Newcastle, who would’ve thought it? by KJ

What a game. I was there today at the Emirates and I just count myself lucky that I was there to witness another rollicking at the hands of the Arsenal. It was a very tense game until the 70th minute where Theo was the star!

The match started very tentatively which is a common feature now for any Arsenal game. The passes were sloppy and the overall understanding between the players wasn’t there.

Reading 2 – 5 Arsenal, This is the Arsenal we know and love!

Reading 2 – 5 Arsenal, This is the Arsenal we know and love! by KJ

We’ve finally got some sort of run going. Its 2 wins now in a row in the Premier League. We’ll need to get a run going if we are going to make this season respectable. Fortunately, the boys seemed to understand that today and it was a relatively easy win for the Gunners.

We started the game pretty well and we managed to get into some good positions but we faded a little as Reading started to grow into the game during the first 10 minutes.

Arsenal linked to a brilliant Brazilian attacking midfielder – Fingers crossed!

Transfer news of the day: Hernanes by KJ

The best of today’s Arsenal transfer rumours report that Lazio’s Hernanes is interested in a move to Arsenal.

I’ve been banging on about Arsenal needing to get a proper attacking midfielder and it looks like Wenger might be looking into that position.

The Brazilian was last week linked with Arsenal’s north London rivals, Tottenham and apparently there was some interest from Liverpool. However, according to today’s Mail, he is set to reject them both for a more beneficial move to the Emirates (wages and prospects). There was also a large interest from Anzhi but it is clear Hernanes is looking to compete amongst Europe’s best.

Arsene Wenger rues bad start to Arsenal’s season

Arsenal only gained seven points from their first seven games this season and have spent the rest of the time playing catch-up with the teams at the top of the table. Now that the Gunners have hit a tremendous run of form Wenger just wishes that there were more games so that Arsenal could carry on catching the top two.

“This team has grown in the last two or three months and it is a shame that the distance until the end of the season is not longer now,” Wenger told Arsenal.com.

Mertesacker – Wolves keeper was brilliant but Arsenal are still going into the Top Four

The German defender Per Mertesacker was just one of the Arsenal players that were denied a goal by Wayne Hennessey in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Wolves, but despite the small setback he is still certain that the Gunners will be moving back into the Champions League places very shortly.

“We had a big chance to go into fourth place, but we didn’t do that. It was our fault – we had a lot of chances but we didn’t score,” said Mertesacker.

“There are some days in the life of goalkeepers where something happens like that. He was in great form and it was his day.

Just how far can Jack Wilshere go with Arsenal?

Whether Jack Wilshere will be a great player in future is not even a question anymore. The 19 year old is already a regular England international and the world of football is yet to see the best of him.

Jack has been at Arsenal since the tender age of 9. He has been polished to be a footballing gem brighter than many others under the great youth system of Arsenal. Known for his dribbling ability, vision and passing, Jack plays a deep central role for Arsenal where he is responsible for darting runs and incisive passes for the team.

Klopp – We lost Gotze early, but Van Persie is a class player! (plus Highlights)

The Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp saw his team lose 2-1 to Arsenal thanks to yet another couple of goals from Robin Van Persie, but he was rueing the fact that both Mario Gotze and Sven Bender had to be replaced early on in the game.

But even without his best player on the pitch, he couldn’t stop himself from praising the incredible performance by Arsenal’s Flying Dutchman.

“We had some really good moments in this match, but obviously we made a couple of pretty bad mistakes.” he said. “Our good spells were right at the beginning of both halves and we had some great chances. But we also made it too easy on our opponent at times.

Wilshere – Lehmann is brilliant and passionate

The young Jack Wilshere remembers when Jens Lehmann was Arsenal’s Number One a few years ago, and by the sounds of it he is extremely happy to have have back in goal for the Gunners.

Lehmann came in as a last-minute replacement when Almunia was injured just before kick-off on Sunday, and started shouting as soon as the game started. He certainly impressed Wilshere: “He was brilliant,” he said. “He was only called in ten minutes before kick-off but it was great to have him around.

Wenger – We will see the REAL Bendtner in the next few weeks!

The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is pleasantly surprised at how strongly Nicklas Bendtner has returned from injury. The Danish international scored one excellent goal when he came on as a substitute at the end of Arsenal’s win at Manchester City, and scored with another brilliant effort in the 4-0 win at Newcastle.

Wenger was more than happy with the strikers contribution considering he had been out of action for so long: “It is surprising how fit he was against Newcastle. He has worked extremely hard,” he said.

Barcelona 4 – 1 Arsenal – extended highlights (25 minute video)

This is for all those poor people who couldn’t watch the match due work commitments or to being in an unhospitable time zone. You missed an unforgettable match and a rare opportunity to see the best football player in the world, Lionel Messi, giving an unparralleled performance.

Like most people I posted a five minute highlight last night, which basically just showed the goals, but that didn’t do any justice to the quality of the game.

So here I present a full 25 minute video of the game for you to enjoy. Anyone with any sense will save it so that they can show their grandchildren a true genius at work.