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Arsenal vs. Chelsea review – Draw feels like chance wasted

Both Arsenal and Chelsea really wanted to win this game, but looking at the situation on the Premier League table, it was perhaps even more important, again for both sides, not to lose. But Arsenal were at home and this game represented a great chance for Arsene Wenger to finally record a win against Jose Mourinho.

Rampant Ramsey will keep firing Arsenal to the title!!

After a couple of slightly below par performances for Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey was back with a bang against Liverpool yesterday, proving that his scoring skills are here to stay. The Welshman has not been poor, but we have come to expect so much from him, that when his standards dropped back to that of a mere mortal, people started wondering whether his great start to the season was just a temporary purple patch.

England WILL-sure help Arsenal star shine again

The young Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere probably wishes that the English media and the world of Twitter would find something else to talk about at the minuted, because for the last week or so he has been embroiled in controversy, partly due to his own actions and partly due to misunderstanding and over-reaction.

A great season approaches for Arsenal and Wilshere

Wilshere and Arsenal on the up by Stefan

This coming season will be a very exciting one in English football, and should be a good one for Arsenal. Manchester United have a new manager for the first time in nearly three decades, Manchester City have a new manager and are expected to spend big to retake the crown from their rivals and Chelsea have seen the return of “The Special One” with money and ambition to match his name.

Arsenal striker is the Real Deal say England colleagues!

Theo Walcott has been a bit of a frustration for Arsenal fans since he joined the club from Southampton as a fresh faced 17-year old back in 2006. For a long time it seemed as if he would never fully realise his potential and that went for his international career too.

It is easy to forget that Theo has just turned 24-years old, because he has been around for so long. I think that too much pressure was heaped on him as a teenager, especially the Sven Goran Eriksson 2006 world cup debacle. That probably set him back for a good few years, especially with England where he seemed to feel the pressure more.

Arsenal must choose experience over youth!!

Race for 4th: Experience Is Key by DS

This time last year Arsenal had an almost identical February and March, within days knocked out of two cup competitions and sweating over a top 4 finish. Arsene Wenger responded by taking the pressure off his younger players and fielding as many experienced heads as possible. While no Gunner was distraught to see Benayoun return to his parent club Chelsea, the likes of the Israeli and Rosicky gave the side a certain assurance and calmness to proceedings. The result… Arsenal finished 3rd with the Czech one or our most inspirational players.

Wilshere – I can’t win the World Cup on my own

The young Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has been continually over-hyped since his return to fitness this season, and has been hailed as the saviour of the England team and perhaps the catalyst that could finally win the World Cup for England for the first time in 48 years.

But the talented midfielder has tried to play down the expectations and says that Roy Hodgson’s side needs a whole team of stars to win a trophy and he simply can’t do it on his own. Wilshere said: “I don’t think one player can ever win a World Cup for a nation.

Chelsea vs. Arsenal review Bad Ref and 1st half cost Gunners again

Both teams were desperate to take an early advantage, so the first few minutes were fast and furious. Walcott played a beautiful ball through to Giroud who fired just wide. A minute later and Chelsea ere ahead through Mata. Arsene Wenger was furious because Ramires fouled Coquelin in the build up. It was a studs up challenge that should have earned Ramires a booking, but we didn’t even get the foul and Chelsea scored. The only way it could have been worse was if Coquelin was injured.

Wilshere not worried by scoring record at Arsenal

Jack Wilshere got his first goal of the season for Arsenal last weekend, and would like to score more, obviously, but it is not something that the youngster is overly concerned about. His game is mainly focused in the middle of the park, linking the play left and right and helping the defence as well as the attack.

Roy Hodgson only HALF happy with Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was roundly applauded for his performance in England’s 5-0 win over Moldova on Friday, but Roy Hodgson was at pains to point out that although he ran his socks off in the first half, he didn’t contribute much in the second before being taken off.

Hodgson made it clear that he would be having words with the 18 year-old about the drop in pace after the break. The England boss said: “Alex was very good in the first half but we made it clear we were going to take him off after 60 minutes, so I think he forgot to play in the second,”

Brilliant Arsenal youngster impresses everyone

The Ox gets big praise from Hodgson and Lampard by TS

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a start for England as they thundered past Moldova 5-0 in their first World Cup qualifier. The Arsenal winger was praised by England manager, Roy Hodgson and Frank Lampard after his performance last night.

Roy Hodgson released a statement saying, “I was really pleased with Tom (Cleverley) and Alex. It’s nice to see these young players taking their chances and showing they merit a place in the squad. Alex was excellent and also for the first 15 minutes of the second half.

Wilshere – England’s system was similar to Arsenal’s, and it works!

The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was accomodated by Fabio Capello today by playing a 4-3-3 system against Wales, and it worked as England flew into a 2-0 lead with ease. Wilshere was more than happy with his performance alongside Frank Lampard and Scott Parker, and he is hoping that they can all play together with this formation in the future.

“It was a good game to come into. A big game, a derby game, and we won, so we are happy and the 4-3-3 system worked well today.