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Could this English star solve Arsenal’s width and depth problems?

Adam Lallana anyone? by ThirdMan JW

Whatever happens come the end of the season, Arsenal simply have to strengthen the squad. I think most of us would agree that the positions up for discussion are:

Right-back
Defensive midfielder
Left-wing
Striker

Today I wanted to talk about the Left-wing position, with the possibility of Adam Lallana filling it. In terms of experience and potential, he’ll be at that perfect age for a footballer (turning 26 years old just a few months before the new season.) His stats are pretty good for someone who doesn’t play for any of the top teams.
In all competitions this season:

Saints star says `Why Not?` to Arsenal transfer

It appears that Arsene Wenger was interested in bringing in the young French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Arsenal from Strasbourg, where the Arsenal boss was born and played football for a few years, back in 2008. But the midfielder was young and untested and went to Southampton instead.

You have to say that things have worked out brilliantly for him. Now 24-years old, Schneiderlin learned his trade with four years in the lower leagues and has now established himself as a quality Premier League player. His stats for last season were seriously impressive, making the most tackles and interceptions in the Premier League. He also got through more work than any other player and that sounds like exactly what Arsenal could do with.

Too soon for Arsenal’s Ox to terrorise his old club?

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.

Why Arsenal must NOT drop a point in next 4 games

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)

Arsenal rivals beware! Gunners’ luck is finally turning

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.

Arsenal win over Saints gives Wenger real belief for title

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.

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Rival boss highlights that Arsenal have fear factor back

Rivals think we could win the league! by Ash

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.

Did England boss break promise to Arsenal over Wilshere?

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.

Walcott ready to give Arsenal more attacking options

Walcott’s return is highly anticipated! by AH

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.

Is there Arsenal injury concern over Ramsey’s hamstring?

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.

The Wales manager Chris Coleman certainly indicated that this was the case, as reported by the Independent, and it seemed like good news for the Gunners, as the star of the season so far would get a much needed rest and be ready to face Southampton next weekend.

Arsenal have two HUGE games to really launch trophy hunt

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.