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Are Arsenal really interested in this Premiership midfielder?

As the January transfer windows draws ever closer, Arsenal are being linked with many top class players around Europe, but I am finding it very difficult to believe that Wenger is chasing West Brom’s Youssouf Mulumbu, despite the player himself claiming that the Gunners have approached him.

He was quoted in the Metro, amongst other publications, as saying: “I have had approaches from Arsenal,”

“I could leave this winter. This is the right time for me to set my sights higher. I’m ready to join a top-four club.”

Is Flamini responsible for Arsenal transfer pursuit of Mulumbu?

It is difficult to be too critical of Arsene Wenger this season, with Arsenal playing some fantastic football and sitting on top of the Premier League table as well as the Champions League group of death. Two summer signings by the Frenchman have had a massive part to play in the resurgence of the Gunners, and that was one of the main points of contention for the growing army of disgruntled Gooners calling for Wenger to leave the club this summer.

Did Wenger get Arsenal tactics wrong against West Brom?

Why Arsenal failed to beat West Brom by Dave N

Arsenal are top of the Premier league, as well as being in control, so far, in the Champions League’s hardest group, so I know I am not going to be popular when I question the manager. However, I am still disappointed about the West Brom game, and feel that the blame for our performance lies with Arsene Wenger.

It was VITAL Arsenal didn’t lose says Wenger

When Jack Wilshere scored a rare goal for Arsenal at the Hawthorns, it was not enough to inspire the Gunners to turn the game around and extend our winning streak on the road. So Arsenal picked up a point instead of none, but the manager Arsene Wenger is pinning a lot of importance on that one point.

The fact that point means that Arsenal players and fans can look at the Premier League table for the next two weeks and see the Gunners in top spot should not be underestimated, and losing that spot to Liverpool could have undermined the optimism and belief surging around the club at the minute. It also keeps Arsenal unbeaten in all competitions since the first day of the season, and not losing games is a great habit to have.

Detailed Infographic report on Arsenal point at West Brom

Match Report Infographic by Matt

Well Arsenal couldn’t extend the fantastic run of wins away from the Emirates, but they did show fighting spirit to come back from a goal down at West Brom and go into the international break on top of the Premier League. As usual, our friends at allarsenal.com have compiled a detailed infographic report on the game. Enjoy…

A relatively poor performance by our recent standards earns us a draw against a decent West Brom side in a tough away fixture thanks to Wilshere’s first Premier League goal since November 2010. Here is the match report infographic:

Arsenal’s fast starts are sign of confidence says Wenger

How many times last season did Arsenal start games badly and give themselves a mountain to climb? Answers on a postcard please, but it was certainly a lot. It can happen to all teams, of course, but it became an unwanted habit for the Gunners last season and cost us many valuable points. In fact, it was a big part of the reason for Arsenal doing so badly against the top teams.

Arsenal players must get better says Wenger

Despite a brilliant start to the season, Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal players that they need to keep improving. The manager is not saying that they are not good enough, though, just that they cannot afford to rest on their laurels and think they are doing fine.

There is a saying, applicable to football as well as business, that you cannot stand still, because if you are not moving forwards, you are going backwards, and I think that is what the Frenchman is trying to get across to his players. He wants them to be constantly striving for perfection and working hard to improve, other wise the way overdue trophies may not arrive this season, according to Sky Sports. He does give his players great credit for their attitude at the minute, however, and is clearly happy with the spirit and fight being shown throughout the squad.

Predict Arsenal result at West Brom and win a T-shirt

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.

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet warns Arsenal boss

As the rest of the Premier League and Europe begin to take notice of Arsenal and their current run of form, Arsene Wenger has warned them that it is not a fleeting thing. In fact the Frenchman claims that the Gunners will keep improving, which is a scary thought if you are a West Brom player preparing for Sunday’s game at the Hawthorns.

Wenger said, “I believe we can still do better, that there is much more to come from us.

“It just depends on how much we want it. The West Brom game is very interesting and it’s a massive game for us.”

Has Wenger found a new system for Arsenal?

The trials and tribulations, and even despair, of the summer transfer window are long gone for Arsenal fans. The club sits on top of the Premier League and is in control of the Champions League group of death, while the kids got past Premier League opposition in the Capital One cup.

But even when the Gunners announced the signing of the summer in Mesut Ozil, not many expected us to be doing so well. Ozil is a great player, they said, but the last thing Arsenal need is another tricky but smallish midfielder. And I must admit, with Cazorla, Wilshere, Rosicky, Ozil and Ramsey, we did look a bit overloaded in that one area, while wingers and strikers were in short supply.

Mourinho vows to help Arsenal in cup!! WTF?

I have pinched myself so many times this morning that my arm is starting to look like a footballer’s sleeve tattoo. Arsenal fans are not used to this, but things really are going as well as they have for many a long year. The fact that Arsenal are sitting proudly at the top of the Premier League table is good, but being there with the most injury problems in the league is pretty remarkable.

End of the road for Arsenal and Fabianski?

What now for Fabianski? by Ash

Arsenal and Poland international goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made his first start of the season in the Capital One Cup game against West Brom. Fabianski’s inclusion was a slight surprise with many thinking that summer loan signing Emiliano Viviano would get the nod ahead of Fabianski, however the Pole managed to get his season underway with a win after penalties against West Brom.