The case for Chamberlain to become a striker by Twig
Which was Arsenal’s most irresistible attacking display last season? That is probably subject to varying opinions, but I’m sure most of us would have the 7-3 drubbing of Newcastle as top of the pile. How about our best attacking display this season? Our 1-0 victory on German soil is sure to be fondly remembered by the Arsenal faithful, but it is probably the 2-0 FA cup victory over Spurs that gave us our best attacking display this season. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has got a massive few days ahead of him. The Arsenal boss is well aware that another poor performance against Manchester United on Wednesday could all but end his hopes of regaining the Premier League title. He has already suggested that he was just as much to blame for the awful show at Anfield as the players, so he will be mulling over his tactics and selection with great care. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal knew they were in for a tough game with a visit to Anfield, but with Liverpool’s injury problems leaving them with a makeshift back four, confidence was fairly high that the Gunners could control the game, punish their defence and get the vital win.
Until we started to play that is, because it was bloody awful right from the start. Mertesacker was sleeping, lost the ball and then fouled Suarez. We didn’t defend the free kick well and Gerrard’s ball in was met by Skrtel for the opener. We just got worse after that and the goals kept coming, seemingly at will. 4-0 down at halftime and the Gunners had showed no signs of improvement.Not one player was playing well, not one! We were lucky to have nil. .......Read the full article here
With Arsenal beginning a tough run of fixtures with a tricky looking trip to Anfield to face an in-form Liverpool, Arsene Wenger will have been glad that his Gunners team are not the only one to be depleted by injuries. And his preparation for the game will have been helped by being easily able to predict the starting line-up of Brendan Rodgers.
The danger in this team is clearly up front and Arsenal’s tactics will be to defend solidly and control the game through our superior midfield, while Giroud should be able to hold up the ball and get some joy against the Liverpool back four. .......Read the full article here
Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
This is the start of the business end of the season for Arsenal in my opinion. We need to pick up maximum points this month to ensure we have a fighting chance going into the gruelling March fixture list. Liverpool at Anfield has been a good hunting ground of late with their last win against us there being in 2007. We have won our last two games there as well and you can expect the Gunners to have a good game there. .......Read the full article here
Any little crumb of good luck that Arsenal get this season is extremely welcome, because it will be more than balanced out by the mountain of bad luck that Arsene Wenger and the players have had to deal with. But, whereas injuries have caused us nothing but trouble this season, tomorrow’s game might actually be tilted in Arsenal’s favour.
We do have more players out injured than them, but four of Liverpool’s five crocks are first choice defenders and the other is their best defensive midfielder. This gives them a real problem and it will get even worse if they have to turn to the bench for reinforcements. And on that note, I think the different benches could be the key to this game. .......Read the full article here
There is a lot of speculation and discussion at the minute about who is the favourite to win the Premier League title. Arsenal are still being largely ignored by the media, despite still being in top spot and having been there for the vast majority of the season so far.
Chelsea’s victory over Man City only seems to have affected those two team’s chances, according to the betting odds with the bookies and most of the football pundits. They may turn out to be right in the long run, while Arsene Wenger and the players seem quite happy in the role of underdogs, but it is annoying to fans. .......Read the full article here
What with injuries and the suspension of Mathieu Flamini, the Arsenal team almost picks itself at the minute. But that does not mean that Arsene Wenger will be taking a week off to catch up with the box sets of The Wire or Breaking Bad, because he still has at least one big decision to make.
A week ago there was no decision and the only reason that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got a start in that coveted central midfield position was because his England international teammate had not recovered from the knock to his ankle. But after a two goal, Man of the Match performance full of drive and energy, Chambo has really given the manager something to think about. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal expects more from the Ox and so does he! by Ash
If you weren’t aware already, having been in a sensory deprivation chamber or lost in the desert, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain played a stunning role in the central of midfield for Arsenal in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners were relatively below-par once again but an inspired Oxlade Chamberlain meant the Gunners went on to win the game and attain all three points. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal team to Anfield to face Liverpool in Saturday’s early kick-off. It is the first in a run of four games that could have a massive say on whether the Gunners have a successful season or another disappointing one.
So it is really important to get off to a decent start on Saturday. A win would obviously be great, keeping Arsenal on top and putting the pressure on Chelsea and Man City to keep up. But it is not going to be easy and a draw would not be a bad result. .......Read the full article here