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
3 reasons why Rosicky should start ahead of Ozil against Manchester United by Simba
Arsenal have entered into the tough run of fixtures from February 8th to March 29th; from the embarrassing 5 – 1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday to Wednesday’s game against Manchester United at home, Liverpool again at home, first leg of the Champions league game against Bayern Munich at home, Sunderland at home, Stoke away, Bayern Munich again away, Tottenham Hotspur away, Chelsea away and Manchester City at home. I just had some kind of evaluation about our chances of breaking the 8 years, 8 months and 19 days “trophyless spell”. .......Read the full article here
I am one of the Arsenal fans that have been defending Mesut Ozil recently. The German’s influence on games may have dropped off since his brilliant start, but I still thought that his vision and passing ability was helping the players around him.
Yesterday at Anfield, however, Ozil was nothing short of a liability. He did pretty much nothing in attack and was directly at fault for two of Liverpool’s goals. Whether he is jaded or just out of form, can Arsene Wenger really afford to keep playing him and hope he improves? .......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
The Arsenal treatment room has been like Picadilly circus this season. It also needs to have a revolving door fitted because no sooner does Arsene Wenger get a player back from injury then he is replaced by someone else or is back in there himself in no time.
What has really exacerbated the injury problems at the minute is the sending off, quite rightly, of Mathieu Flamini during the difficult game at Southampton. There is a little good news on that front, as the combative Frenchman has been banned for three games, not the four that was being suggested. That means he will be available again for the FA cup game against Liverpool after missing Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Man United in the league. .......Read the full article here
Just when it seemed like Arsenal were getting close to something of a fully fit squad, the injury curse has struck again. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger revealed yesterday that Aaron Ramsey has suffered a setback in his recovery from injury and it is understood that the Welshman could even be on the sidelines for another six weeks. Jack Wilshere is expected to miss the next two games for the North London side as a result of an ankle injury and Mathieu Flamini has earned himself a four-match ban after receiving his marching orders in the draw against Southampton. .......Read the full article here
Seriously now, stop it! Leave Arsenal alone and go and pick on someone else for a change. The Gunners have been hit by yet another injury, this time to our young England international Jack Wilshere. It is nothing like the cruciate ligament damage that will keep Theo Walcott out of action for the rest of the season at least.
According to the Mirror, Wilshere picked up a knock to his ankle during the FA cup win over Coventry and so is set to miss tomorrow’s Premier League away trip to face Southampton. The question now is who will Arsene Wenger pick to replace him? .......Read the full article here
Fellow Gooners, this is my first article based on another one from the web. I usually try and write out of my head alone, but this time I read something that made me worry and I’d like to share it with you. Arsene Wenger had a press conference before the FA cup game and there was one little snippet that should have every Arsenal fan concerned.
Amongst everything else, he was asked about the new contracts for Per Mertesacker, Tomas Rosicky and Bacary Sagna. His reply, as reported by Arsenal.com, was, “That [the new contracts] is very, very, very close,” he said. “Not for all of them but for most of them.« .......Read the full article here
It is fair to say that Santi Cazorla has not had nearly the same influence for Arsenal this season as he did last time around. Early injuries meant it took the Spaniard a long time to really get going this season, along with the fact that Mesut Ozil came in and nailed down the central attacking midfield position that Cazorla played in for much of last year.
After his sparkling performance and two goals against Fulham, however, it looks like he is getting right back to his best. That has also led to suggestions that it might be a good idea to move him back into the middle, with Ozil suffering a little dip in form, but Cazorla does not really agree with this. .......Read the full article here
There is a new Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds and it is safe to say that nobody saw this one coming. This time is not about a potential signing for the Gunners, but about another club showing interest in one of our players. No surprise there, but the club is the German and European champions Bayern Munich and the player is our 33-year old midfielder Tomas Rosicky.
I am one of the many Arsenal fans who feels that Rosicky is still a great player and was really pleased ro hear Arsene Wenger declare that the Czech international would definitely be offered a contract extension at the end of the season. But to read in the Independent that Bayern are interested in signing Rosicky is still a bit of a surprise. .......Read the full article here
Well, it really does seem as though confidence and team spirit is oozing through the Arsenal players at the moment. Gunners playmaker Santi Cazorla has today claimed that he does not mind suppressing his natural attacking instincts to put in a solid defensive shift for the team, underlining the attitude shown by Arsene Wenger’s side in recent times.
Cazorla also put forward his thoughts on the difference that defensive stability can make in a team and pointed out that this Arsenal squad has plenty of it. The little magician reveals that while defending is not really his strongest attribute, he is happy to do it anyway since it contributes to the overall performance of the team. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have had to cope with some bad luck this season as you know. Injuries, draws for cup competitions and some fixture schedules have really put Arsene Wenger and his players to the test, but right now we have a lot to be thankful for.
Wenger has given an injury update, reported by Arsenal.com, and has revealed that Arsenal are set to have five big players back soon, which is a huge relief. However, they may not be available until the Premier League away game at Southampton on Tuesday 28th January. So the fixture list this time has been kind, because, with all due respect, Fulham and Coventry at home are not the most difficult of games, especially when the players have a nice rest before each one. .......Read the full article here