Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates stadium, in what some in the media are calling the first big test of the Gunners Premier League credentials, although I seem to remember them saying that before the Tottenham game. But it is definitely a big game. Chelsea’s surprise loss at Newcastle means that Arsenal can go five points clear at the top of the table with a win today.
Rosicky heaps praise upon German Youngster by Ash
Arsenal were this week blessed with the news that highly rated German Under 21 international Serge Gnabry has signed a new long term contract with the Gunners after a very successful start to the season.
Gnabry, who has partaken in a few games for the club so far this campaign in both the Premier league and Capital One Cup, has impressed greatly during Walcott’s absence and there have been suggestions that the young German should continue in the team whilst he is on this fantastic run of form. But it was the long term future of this 18 year old that we were worried about. But now with the official website Arsenal.com announcing that a new contract has been agreed, all those concerns can now be wiped away.
This is the big one for Arsenal. Borussia Dortmund are probably going to be one of the best teams that Arsene Wenger and his players come up against all season, but with the way Arsenal have been playing, Dortmund could probably say the same thing, so hopefully the Emirates crowd can be a great third man and spur the Gunners onto a huge win.
Although we do not yet know the extent of the injury to Mesut Ozil, there is a good chance that he might not be ready to play against Norwich City when the Premier League starts again at the Emirates on Saturday. The German international was on the end of a hefty challenge as he inspired Germany to a 5-3 win over Sweden, and limped off with 10 minutes of the game left.
Player’s announce ‘Injuries’ ahead of international break! by Ash
As the international break weekend comes round again for the second time this season, Arsenal must again sit back and wait for all the players to return safe and sound. Usually everyone associated with a football club is desperately hoping that there is no bad news upon players returning to the club, especially when it’s an international friendly, however this time around its actually a competitive game and so there’s certainly a little more meaning and excuse.
Tomas Rosicky has been at Arsenal Football Club for over seven years now, so he must be as keen as anybody to get his hands on some silverware. The fact that he is 33-years old now and well aware that the fight for places in the Gunners midfield is fiercer than ever, with Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey operating in his favoured position, may have Rosicky feeling that this season may be his last chance to win something with Arsenal.
Okay Arsenal fans, here is another chance for you to get your hands on a highly sought after limited edition T-shirt, of if we haven’t got any of them it will have to be a Just Arsenal shirt instead, lol. The format is the same, so we want three things from you:
A. The correct score
B. The first ARSENAL player to score
C. The time of the first goal of the game.
Arsene Wenger has promised that Arsenal will stay true to their footballing philosophy as he tries to guide the Gunners out of the dreaded group of death. A win at the Emirates tonight against Rafa Benitez and his Napoli side will go a long way to doing that.
We were handed a little boost today, with the news that the Arsenal summer target Gonzalo Higuain has not been passed fit to play, so the Argentine striker doesn’t even make the Napoli bench. They have plenty of talented players, though, and are very dangerous on the counter attack, so Arsenal need to be at their best.
Should Monreal get a starting spot at Arsenal? by Ash
Arsenal have been a good producer of left backs over the last decade or so with the likes of Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy and more recently Kieran Gibbs all coming through the ranks at Arsenal, however the focus today is on Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal.
Injury update ahead of Swansea by Ash
After what was a less than convincing performance against West Bromwich Albion in the third round of the Capital One Cup, Arsenal did eventually manage to advance to the next round to face Chelsea. Arsenal beat the Brummies’ 4-3 on penalties.
But now we must return to the focus of the Premier League and currently, going into the match against Swansea, Arsenal sit top of the table, level on points with North London rivals Spurs, both on 12. Arsenal’s season may not have started in the brightest of fashions, with a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of this year’s campaign, however the times have massively changed since then and we now see a Gunners side that has only lost one game in the last 6 months.
Wenger’s midfield headache! by Ash
Before transfer deadline day, all Arsenal fans alike recognised that our squad was desperately thin both in terms of quality as well as numbers. After transfer deadline day, Arsenal fans were left a lot happier with the news we had signed Mesut Ozil, however two additions still hasn’t really added lots to our squad depth as a whole.
There has not been a football match awaited with suck keen interest by Arsenal fans for some considerable time. There is a lot of optimism among the ranks of Gunners at the minute, and an away trip to a struggling Sunderland side offers a great chance for Arsenal to continue the good form and pit the opening day defeat to Aston Villa behind us once and for all.