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Has Podolski earned himself an Arsenal reprieve?

The smiles said it all! Arsenal were feeling good about life again. There were all sorts of reasons for that, but it was not looking likely a few weeks ago. Having Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil back on the pitch was clearly a big boost for the Gunners, but it should not detract from the recent upsurge in the form of our smiling assassin Lukas Podolski.

One of our guest articles recently focused on the enigma that is the Prince, and he got it spot on. We the fans have been left baffled by Arsene Wenger and his reluctance to use the German, but then equally surprised when Podolski has been given a chance and fluffed it.

Arsenal close in on transfer of German defensive starlet

This is not the first time you will have heard Arsenal linked with Matthias Ginter. The 20-year old central defender was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates last summer, after he impressed for the German under 21 international side. But now the rumours are back and stronger than ever.

Maybe Ginter was a bit too young and inexperienced for Arsene Wenger last season, but he has definitely pushed on again this year with his Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. No other defender in the team has started more games than Ginter and his impressive form has ledt to his first game for the full national side, in the recent victory over Chile.

Arsenal fans need to cheer Ozil from the rafters!!

It seems that Mesut Ozil is coming under fire from all angles at the minute, but the Arsenal fans need to show our club record signing that we are behind him all the way with a rousing and determined show of support at the Emirates today.

It seems to me just one more example of anti-Arsenal bias in the media, that Ozil has been systematically attacked ever since his early high standards started to drop. Everyone knows this often happens when a foreign player comes to the Premier League, but the media are more interested in sticking the knife in to the Gunners.

Ozil shrugs off Arsenal form dip but is he back?

Mesut Ozil shrugs off criticism with “I don’t care!” by Ash

Arsenal’s German international Mesut Ozil has sensationally swiped back at the media and fans’ criticism of him with a response that shows how he clearly isn’t affected by criticism. Ozil has come under a lot of pressure since Christmas, rightly or wrongly, because his performances have dropped after a great start.

3 assists and no goals in the last 14 games shows that something is wrong for a player that has been consistently labelled as one of the world’s best. His chances created have also dramatically dropped, however he is still statistically creating at least two goal scoring opportunities per game which is obviously good but not quite the Mesut we saw at the start of the season.

Will World Cup warning help or hinder Arsenal’s Ozil?

Arsenal fans know that club manager Arsene Wenger is not like most managers. His style has never been to blast the players with a halftime hairdryer, criticise the players publicly or put pressure on them to perform. Many would like him to be a bit more like that sometimes, but I am not going to criticise his methods.

It is how he does things and, although the title challenge looks like falling just short at the minute, it has produced great results despite terrible luck with injuries and some key decisions. Whether it has worked with Mesut Ozil, though, is another question.

Can Walcott injury be the making of Gnabry at Arsenal?

Will Walcott Injury Provide Breakthrough For Young Gnabry? by AT

Losing a player of the quality of Theo Walcott at such a pivotal time in the season is a bitter pill to swallow for any club. The Englishman was in fine goal-scoring form before suffering the knee injury in the FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur and while the news doesn’t necessarily end Arsenal’s hopes of clinching the Premier League title, it certainly remains a huge blow.

Ozil ready to thank Arsenal fans with a trophy!!!

From the reaction of Arsenal fans and players to the news that the Gunners had signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, it was clear that everyone expected big things from the German playmaker. Ozil is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, highlighted again last week when he was voted the best German player for the third time.

Arsenal starlet Gnabry must make most of Ox’s long injury lay-off

Gnabry and Ox by AT

Over the past week or so, there has been plenty of news emerging on the injury front for Arsenal. While there is positive news in regards to Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, there is certainly some bad news as well because Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain seems to have suffered a setback in his rehabilitation for the knee injury he suffered in the opening day defeat against Aston Villa and the speedy winger is likely to be sidelined till well into the new year.

Rooney rates Ozil but it’s Arsenal’s BFG he needs to worry about

Because of the hamstring injury suffered by Lukas Podolski earlier in the season, Arsenal have just two German internationals in contention to play the friendly against England at Wembley tomorrow night. The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been praising one of them, Mesut Ozil, ahead of the game, but he is worried about the wrong man.

The England international told the Daily Mirror
, “He’s a clever player, he doesn’t stick to one position.

“He moves along the line and behind opposition midfield and can score and assist goals so he is a fantastic players and a test for us to deal with.”

Playing for Arsenal helps Monreal and Gnabry’s international careers

There has been a lot of talk about international players this season, which is perfectly normal in the run up to the World Cup, with speculation about lots of Arsenal players, especially those like Thomas Vermaelen and whether they might be looking to move on to get regular game time to boost their chances of going to Brazil next summer.

Bit there is another side to the story, and both Serge Gnabry and Nacho Monreal have been talking about it. The Spanish left back could be forgiven for feeling frustrated, because Kieran Gibbs has been brilliant and largely kept him on the bench. Monreal has played well every chance he gets though, and as a Sky Sports report explains, he actually feels that being a Gunner is good for his international career.

Young Arsenal star Gnabry scores winner for Germany

Serge Gnabry must be pinching himself about how his season is going so far. The Arsenal youngster, who turned down a tempting offer to return to his boyhood club Stuttgart in the summer, went on the pre-season tour of Asia. He performed admirably in those games and perhaps it was training and playing with the first team players then that have helped him to take everything in his stride.

Last season, as well as impressing with the reserves and helping us to reach the semi-finals of the NextGen series, he became the third youngest Gunner ever to play in the Premier League, behind Wilshere and Walcott. It was Walcott’s injury this season that really opened the door to young Gnabry, and he has charged through it.

Mesut Ozil keen to end Arsenal’s trophy drought

The in-coming Mesut Ozil has already destroyed Arsenal’s record transfer fee and our wage structure by earning a massive £140,000 a week over the next five years, and although he admits that he didn’t expect to be leaving Real Madrid this early in his career, now he is here he intends to help us break our trophy drought as well!

Ozil said: ‘I look forward to my future with Arsenal. In talking with Arsene Wenger, I immediately sensed what had been missing, the wholehearted trust in me. I will pay back the club and the fans in each game. Now I want to help the club to finally win a title.’