There is no doubt that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would love to be in the Arsenal starting XI on Tuesday night. Not only is he desperate to get back into regular action after missing almost all of the season so far, the opponents are Southampton, where he spent 11 years and broke onto the English football scene so dramatically.
The way Alex plays and takes everything in his stride, including an international debut for England aged 18 and then was thrown straight into Euro 2012, suggests that he could be worth a gamble. He played well but tired a little in the second half against Coventry, but even if you could get a good hour out of him, it might be worth it. .......Read the full article here
Next 4 League Matches are Winnable and Must Win for Arsenal by Rabiul
Arsenal had achieved a vital win against Cardiff. With the side severely injury ravaged (Ozil, Gibbs, Ramsey, Giroud), it was a commendable victory and took us back to the top. Now to look ahead for the next few matches.
Arsenal will be playing the following next 4 matches:
13th Jan: Aston Villa (Away)
18th Jan: Fulham (Home)
28th Jan: Southampton (Away)
2nd Feb: Crystal Palace (Home)
The next matches after these are the following:
8th Feb: Liverpool (Away)
12th Feb: Man Utd (Home)
22nd Feb: Sunderland (Home)
1st March: Stoke (Away) .......Read the full article here
There have been a few signs recently that the football gods are finally starting to pick on someone else. Arsenal have been plagued with bad luck since before the start of the season, with injuries, illness, cup draws and bad refereeing decisions all conspiring to try and disturb the quest to end an eight year trophy drought.
From the terrible penalty decision from Drogba’s dive in the Emirates cup, via a sending off and penalty on the first day, through to a crazy red for Arteta, officials have not been our friends, but they say these things even up over the course of a season, so hopefully Arsenal have got some penalties coming their way soon. .......Read the full article here
It was not too long ago that Arsenal’s title chances were being largely dismissed by lots of football experts. The thinking was that the Gunners had not really been tested and that last season’s struggles against the other big sides meant that the early form would not last.
That standpoint is getting harder and harder to support, because Arsenal have passed all of the tests apart from a narrow and arguably unlucky defeat in the last game away to Manchester United. Critics will no doubt say that Southampton were in a false position at number three, but they deserve to be there and they gave Arsenal a stern test today. .......Read the full article here
Right Arsenal fans, the international break is finally over and we get back to the real business of watching the Gunners continue their tilt for the title and, perhaps even more exciting, it is competition time again. Feeling drab and untrendy? Simples, win yourself an exclusively designed T-shirt from Just Arsenal and become a dashing man about town.
It’s not very often that you will hear Arsenal possibly challenging for the Premier League trophy, especially not in recent years anyway. But something even rarer than that is a rival admitting Arsenal to be potential suitors to the title.
However that’s exactly what has happened here, and although in some instances Southampton shouldn’t really be considered as a rival for the Premier League title, because the chances of them still being in the position they are come the end of the season is very unlikely in my opinion; but with the game against Saints just around the corner, they pose a dangerous threat to making sure our lead at the top of the table comes to a sudden halt. .......Read the full article here
Well how wrong can you be? I thought that Arsenal had not only escaped the international break without picking up any injuries, but it seemed like all the Gunners had been able to rest and recover as none of them were overplayed by the national managers, but now it seems like we have got an injury after all. .......Read the full article here
Theo Walcott is undoubtedly one of the clubs most experienced and best players at Arsenal in regards of opinion. The speedy winger has been ruled out of action for about six weeks now following an abdominal injury. But now after a a small period of struggle from Arsenal, it seems as if his expected return could be this weekend.
Walcott returned to training at the start of this week and although he probably isn’t fully fit, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wenger start the English man in the line up against his former employers of Southampton FC. .......Read the full article here
As far as most Arsenal fans were aware, the reason for Aaron Ramsey being left out of the Wales team to play Finland in a friendly game against Finland on Friday was that he had been suffering from an illness. I assumed that it was the same thing that had caused Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky to miss the game at Old Trafford.
Why next two Arsenal games are really important by MR
Arsenal might have had a blip at Old Trafford, but that does not mean our season is starting to collapse. We couldn’t have thought that we would have gone the whole season unbeaten, especially after the opening day shocker.
We can say the Gunners were unlucky not to get anything thing from our match against the current champions even after completely dominating in the second half. But what has happened has happened, we have to look forward to our next match as we are playing an in form Southampton who look like they could be the wild card of the season. .......Read the full article here
They have both been fixtures of the Arsenal team this season, and Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker would normally be two of the first names on the Germany team sheet as well. But the German Gunners will both sit out the international friendly against Italy this week, due to being hit by the illness bug that some have blamed for the below par showing against Manchester United on Sunday. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have always been given stick over the way we defend and a lot of the time it’s been in regards to our tactics when it comes to set pieces. For the strangest reason, Arsene Wenger, despite 17 years in the Arsenal job, continues to believe that zonal marking on set pieces is the way forward. Wenger just cannot wrap his head around the idea that perhaps we would be much better and perhaps much less fearful when it comes to set pieces if we actually picked up man for man rather than hit and hope for the best. .......Read the full article here