I know that all of Arsenal’s Premier League title rivals all scraped narrow wins this weekend, but I have the feeling that things could just be starting to go our way. If I am right, it is about bleeding time, because no team has suffered worse luck than the Gunners this season.
Amazingly enough, Arsenal have come out of a period of poor performances and disappointing results in decent shape. We are still in three competitions and seem to have found a new lease of life on the pitch. The emergence of Yaya Sanogo, the form of Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud and the imminent return of Aaron Ramsey are big boosts for Arsenal and there is a growing belief, even amongst the media doubters, that Arsenal are not going to crumble this time. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal were denied the chance to go back to the top of the Premier League by a late Chelsea goal which came from Ramires, who seems to get away with everything, conning a free kick out of the referee. But that did not mean beating Sunderland at home was any less important and the Gunners started well.
Unlike on Wednesday, Arsenal got the early reward they deserved with a brilliant flowing move seeing Wilshire burst into the box and set up Giroud for the Frenchman to calmly slot the ball past Mannone. We controlled the game after that and worked hard to stop Sunderland getting into the game. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has already suggested, in his pre-match press conference for Arsenal vs. Sunderland, that some of the players are getting tired after a punishing schedule of games and that he intends to rotate his squad today. So just who needs a rest and who can Wenger afford to leave out for this must-win Premier League game?
The manager’s decision to rest quite a few first team players for the FA cup clash with Liverpool last week is now looking like a masterstroke, because as well as progressing to the next round, players like Giroud, Wilshere and Sagna got a rest that should allow them to play today without any problems. .......Read the full article here
One of the many things that the Arsenal fans have learnt this week is that Arsene Wenger knew what he was doing when he signed Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer last summer. There was wholesale scoffing in the media and among rival fans. Cheap and French was about the size of it, a typical Wenger signing. And then we added injury prone to that checklist and the Arsenal fans pretty much forgot about him.
Liverpool found out to their cost that his inclusion in the team was more than just a wild gamble and he continued that impressive early form against Bayern Munich last night. But I still think he will drop back to the bench for the visit of Sunderland on Saturday. .......Read the full article here
First of all Arsenal fans, don’t jump on me for being blindly optimistic. I know that going to the Allianz Arena to overturn a 2-0 defeat is an order about as tall as Per Mertesacker, but am feeling a whole lot more positive about it than this time last year.
Why? Because not only did we win that game by the margin we need this time, but Arsenal showed in the first 35 minutes last night that we can stand up to the German giants and outplay them. So Arsene Wenger’s tactics for the return leg should be fairly straightforward, namely to do the same again except score and don’t get yourself a red card. Flamini said as much in an Arsenal.com report. .......Read the full article here
Hi Gooners. I stayed up till midnight watching the Arsenal game as it was televised late in my country. Even though after the red card I knew it would be impossible to win, I stayed up and suffered with the team, hoping that by some miracle we could hold on to a draw or at least finish with only one goal down. Bayern were devastating, especially against a crippled Arsenal – no surprise there. In fact under the circumstances, it should have been three or four against us, but some really hard work in defence for over an hour minimalized the damage. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know about you lot but I am really nervous about this one. Maybe I am being way too optimistic but for some reason I have a feeling that Arsenal can upset the odds and get a win over the Champions League holders Bayern Munich tonight. To be honest, I would be quite happy with a boring 0-0 draw which would be a great result to take to Germany.
Bayern have a couple of injury problems and for some reason have chosen not to start with Muller. Mandzukic comes in, which our BFG should be pleased about because it gives him someone to mark. Their midfield looks strong, though, with Martinez, Thiago, Kroos, Gotze and Robben. .......Read the full article here
Let’s not kid ourselves Arsenal fans, Bayern Munich are strong favourites to retain their Champions League crown this season for good reason. They may be without Franck Ribery, Shaqiri and Badstuber but they have an awesome array of talent and the Gunners, as Per Mertesacker declared, will need to perform brilliantly and for things to go our way if Arsenal are to make the quarter-finals.
A good performance and result at the Emirates tonight will go a long way to achieving that and there are three key elements that I feel could swing the game in our favour. Firstly, the referee. I am not going on about bias or English teams being picked on. My name is not Manuel. What I mean is the style of refereeing we get tonight. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Preview, line up and predicted score by KJ
Arsenal couldn’t have asked for a tougher Champions League draw but I guess we put ourselves in this predicament when we failed to get a result against Napoli. But, we have beaten Bayern before and with a better team than last season, hopefully we can give Bayern a good game and maybe nick a result.
I say nick a result as that’s what it’s going to be. We will be defending resolutely for the majority of the game and will need to counter quickly and effectively without over-committing. It’s a lot easier to say than to execute but those are the guidelines we’ll need to follow if we are to get a positive result. .......Read the full article here
It is time for the players to take responsibility by M.E.S.
Since Jose Mourinho has come out and criticized the Arsenal manager, I have certainly been annoyed. Years ago I liked him, while in Spain he became a bit boring and now, after his attack on Wenger, I thoroughly dislike him. Being an Arsenal supporter you feel that you belong to a large family where you have the benefit of criticising your brother for his own good but strangers don’t have that privilege. .......Read the full article here
Hi Gooners. Arsenal has been extremely lacklustre in the last couple of games. Our strikers and most especially our midfielders are under fire, particularly Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil. We have, without a doubt, the best midfield in the BPL, so then why are they struggling? The answer is simple. I’ve read many comments from fans slating different players, saying they are not good enough, going through a bad patch, still getting used to the physicality of the BPL etc. That really is not the case and I’ll explain why. .......Read the full article here