Is Vermaelen able to play at left back for the Gunners? by Ash
It may have been a while since we last saw Thomas Vermaelen ply his trade for Arsenal however he has been named fit enough to make the team squad that will play Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this weekend.
Vermaelen’s Arsenal career has had doubts cast over it for the past year ever since he picked up a number of recurring injures that eventually led him to lose his place completely within the Arsenal set up. Despite being club captain, Vermaelen has already hinted at making a move away from Arsenal this summer, although a counterargument has also stated that he later confirmed that his statement was misinterpreted and manipulated to cause rumours. .......Read the full article here
It was very worrying for Arsenal fans to see three more players added to the injury list in the last couple of games. The fact that two of them, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal, were both left backs was even worse, especially as Thomas Vermaelen, who can play there as well as in the centre, was still unavailable. So of course the third player, Laurent Koscielny, had to be a defender as well. .......Read the full article here
I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that Arsenal have had one or two problems with players getting injured this season. So it was probably no surprise to see Kieran Gibbs have to be replaced early in the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, and then his replacement Nacho Monreal went off at halftime against Sunderland, closely followed by Laurent Koscielny. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are back on top of the league. Not the Premier League, at least not yet, but the league of injuries updated regularly on physioroom.com. We have been there for most of the season as well, just like the Premier League but have been off the top for the last few weeks. Hopefully the trend will continue and Arsenal will finish the weekend on top of both. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have come through a horrible period of games a little bumped and bruised but in miraculously good shape, mentally and physically. The Gunners have a tough job to do in Munich but it could have been much worse. They have got a home tie in the FA cup quarters and are somehow still just one point off the top of the Premier League. .......Read the full article here
What an unbelievable start by Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had surprised many by giving Yaya Sanogo just his second start. Along with a rampant Jack Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain, the youngster inspired the Gunners and we really got Bayern on the back foot. When Ozil was fouled in the box in the 8th minute, the Emirates was rocking.
But then it all started to unravel. With Arteta and Ozil off the pitch, Ozil stepped up and made a right pig’s ear of his penalty, allowing Neuer a simple save. As much as that rocked Arsenal and the fans, it encouraged Bayern who started to look like what we expect. .......Read the full article here
Hi Gooners. Arsenal never really looked threatening last night at all. Again, it took us most of the first half to get stuck in. As the commentator described, it was an edgy performance to say the least. Too many broken passes and mistakes. No penetration whatsoever. We lacked pace and a nose for goal. United were also abysmal, in fact worse than us and this is something we should have capitalized on, playing on at home and all. Yet Arsenal seemed almost too scared to try anything risky. Below is my assessment of players and ratings. .......Read the full article here
Well here we go Arsenal fans. Tonight’s game at the Emirates against Manchester United is a must win one for both teams after the weekend’s disappointments. Arsene Wenger is backing his players who have done so well already this season, but the Frenchman has made a couple of changes to the side that collapsed so dramatically against liverpool.
Tomas Rosicky comes in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right side of midfield and Kieran Gibbs replaces Nacho Monreal at left back. Mathieu Flamini completes his three match ban while club captain Thomas Vermaelen is still unavailable. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
This is easily the biggest test of the season so far for Arsenal. We have been knocked off the top of the league aafter that terribly disappointing thrashing by Liverpool. Our players will be low on morale and now have to face a Man Utd team who have just as many brilliant attacking players as Liverpool. A loss against United and we could be 4 points off the top as well as looking over our shoulders at Liverpool who could easily nick the 3rd spot off us and Tottenham aren’t far behind. .......Read the full article here
By way of summary, in this February Arsenal have a nightmarish fixture list that has us play Liverpool twice (lost the first of the two games today), perennial “superiors” United, and then host UCL champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of our tie. Luckily for us, after the Feverish February Fixtures, we find respite at the end of the month with a home game against Sunderland (which we should win right?). .......Read the full article here
Gibbs gives an insight ahead of Arsenal trip to Liverpool by Ash
Having returned to winning ways by achieving all three points against Crystal Palace last weekend, Arsenal now begin their tough run across three competitions that will see the Gunners face some of the best teams in Europe, one of those more than once, in little under three weeks. .......Read the full article here