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Arsenal target Remy – “I will play for a big club…..”

Whether he is really in Arsene Wenger’s plans for Arsenal or not, we will probably not know for sure until the last minute. The Frenchman and his transfer business are generally as hard to figure as the average theory of astrophysics.

But it does seem that Loic Remy would not exactly play hard to get. The French striker has been talking about how grateful he it to current club Newcastle for giving him his big chance to stay in the Premier League and prove that he can thrive here.

Arsenal set to beat Newcastle to Remy transfer in summer?

Arsenal seem to have been linked with the French striker Loic Remy forever and if the recent rumours are true, that looks set to continue, at least until the summer. Reports from Newcastle claim that, although his current club want to make his loan deal from QPR permanent in the summer, they fear they will lose out to the Gunners.

The report in the Northern Echo claims that Arsenal scouts have been regular visitors at Newcastle games this season and the Gunners have already made contact with representatives of the 27-year old forward. Remy will still have a few years left to run on his contract with QPR but even if they regain their place in the Premier League, which is far from certain, they are unlikely to keep hold of the player they paid around £8 million for.

Arsenal need some luck but title rivals are getting it all

Arsenal head to Aston Villa tonight needing a win to go back to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea rode their luck a bit in the first half against Hull and came out winners, then Manchester City survived a tough test away to Newcastle, so Arsenal are back in third and have to win at Villa Park.

Could Arsenal be holding off Remy transfer until Man City game?

This is pure speculation Arsenal fans, but it is not just made up. We received a transfer tip-off in the week from a previously reliable source, pointing us to the possibility that the French striker Loic Remy could be the main transfer target for Arsenal in this January transfer window.

The two previous tips from the same source, regarding Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil, were made official a day or two after we heard about them, so I started to think that this Remy rumour held no water. However, I have just been looking at what to watch today and realised that Arsene Wenger has a very good reason to hold off any transfer bid for Remy.

Tip-off claims Arsenal to sign Remy for £15m

First of all Arsenal fans, a disclaimer. We are not claiming any special knowledge here. BUT the source that gave us this tip-off has a good success ratio so far. It is the same source that told Just Arsenal about the signing of Mathieu Flamini AND Mesut Ozil a day or two before they hit the news last summer.

And this is not somebody who comes out with lots of rumours and gets a few right, because these are the only two such tip-offs we have received so far. So although we have no way of knowing where they get their information or how reliable it is, I think is has got to be worth passing it on with caution.

Arsenal ability to `Win Ugly` is the key to Premier League title

Arsenal need to win gritty this season! by Ash

In Arsenal’s last game against Newcastle United in the Barclay’s Premier League, the Gunners found themselves having to win the hard way in what was a very tough game. It was a gritty and scrappy win, normally the kind of ones that as Arsenal fans we get annoyed about because it is usually Manchester United that win that way. Now some will say that we evidently deserved all three points that we got out of the game and overall we were better side. Arsenal deserved to win and the three points obtained certainly weren’t unjust, and in fact if Arsenal are to win the Premier League this season then we should actually be expecting many more games like this to come over the rest of the season.

Will his goal get Giroud firing for Arsenal again?

Arsenal fans will not need to be told that Olivier Giroud has been struggling in front of goal recently. His last two goals before today came in the match against Southampton at the end of November. And with the club’s top scorer of the season so far, Aaron Ramsey, suffering a dip and then picking up an injury, it has really put a strain on the Frenchman.

Giroud is well aware that he has not been at his best recently, even though he has been working hard for the team and been slightly unlucky with a fantastic shot to win the game against Everton coming back off the bar and a good goal ruled out by the awful linesman at Man City.

K.J.’s Player ratings for Arsenal v Newcastle – Koscielny back to his best

Newcastle 0 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by Kash

Szczesny – 7.5
He was commanding in the box and managed to make a couple of very good saves. However, his cockiness could have cost him as he tried to kick the ball up field over an onrushing Remy and the rebound almost ended up a Newcastle goal.

Sagna – 8
A consistent performance by our most experienced defender. He was calm throughout the game and silenced Gouffran. Also helped provide an attacking outlet.

Mertesacker – 8
He was as usual controlled throughout the game and did well to limit space for Remy to run into.

Arsenal boss talks up title chances! Is he right?

As much as Arsenal needed to get the three points away to West Ham, it was perhaps even more important for the confidence of the players, fans and even the manager, that Arsenal put a stop to the mini slump as soon as possible. So does this mean that the Gunners’ title challenge is well and truly back on?

Arsene Wenger certainly seems to think so, as explained in a report on ESPN. The Frenchman accepted that any slip-up against the Hammers would have caused real questions to be asked about Arsenal’s credentials. As it is, of course, the Gunners are back on top of the Premier League, which just shows you what a great position we had got ourselves in before the run of tough fixtures starting with Everton.

Rotation is the key for Arsenal in the coming games

How Arsenal should rotate for the next 4 games by KJ

Anyone who’s checked our fixture list will know that we have a very difficult run coming up with four games in the space of only 9 days. We have two tricky away games against West Ham and Newcastle before playing Cardiff at home and finally Tottenham at the Emirates in the FA Cup. As a result, we’ll need to rotate accordingly.

Here are the line ups I’d use for the next four games with the reasoning behind it.

Arsenal MUST win tomorrow to avert a crisis!

Why West Ham Win is a must by Blaz

Next 4 games will tell if Arsenal CAN win Premier League

After a tough time for Arsenal, with three games in six days that appear to have put a sizable dent in the confidence of the fans at least, it is hugely important that Arsene Wenger and the players bounce back.

Starting with Chelsea on Monday, the Gunners have a run of four Premier League games in nine days and if we don’t do a lot better in this flurry of fixtures, it could spell the end of Arsenal’s title hopes. A victory on Monday, or even a draw, will put Arsenal at the top of the Premier League for Christmas and restore the morale damged by slipping into second in the Champions League group and shipping six at the Etihad.