Just Arsenal Archives for January 2010

Predict The Arsenal Score on New Years Day and win a T-Shirt

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Strikers Wenger COULD buy – Great Guest Post!

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I am very pleased to introduce NikkoGunners, who has done a lot of research for this excellent post about how Wenger could change things so that the thousands of chances created could be turned into GOALS! Over to you Nikko................. Why don't Arsenal score more goals? How come Arsenal keep struggling yet we have the greatest rate [.

Wenger – No-one takes charge of the defence

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Arsene Wenger made eight changes from the Arsenal team that beat Chelsea on Monday, and they failed to beat Wigan again. But Le Prof doesn't think that that was the cause for the loss of points, it was simply that Wigan made it hard for them, and nobody took charge of the defence at the [...]

Arsenal and Man Utd fighting over Barcelona starlet

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Arsene Wenger's penchant for buying youngsters cheaply (or even better for free!) has led him to take an interest in the Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara and possibly his younger brother Rafael. Thiago is the son of an ex-Brazilian international Mazinho, who now acts as their agent and TalkSport are reporting that both Arsenal and Man Utd [.

Adam Kemp: Same Old Arsenal!

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A few readers were asking where Adam Kemp was after the fantastic win against Chelsea, well here he is......... Are we there yet, are we hardly! After an emphatic performance against Chelsea, several of you readers have asked the question where is Adam Kemp now? There was a guest post praising Arsenal's performance with protestations of anything [.

Nobody likes change……

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So the heroics of Monday night have all gone a bit flat tonight as Arsenal yet again blow a chance to join Man Utd and Man City at the top of the Premier League. Arsene Wenger made wholesale changes to the team (for what? To prove that he can?) and only Laurent Koscielny, Lukasz Fabianski and [...]

Arsenal rumours Dec 29th – Van Persie, Melo, Bendtner and Mertsacker

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There is still no let-up in the flood of Arsenal treansfer rumours, even though Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is unlikely to bring anyone else to the Emirates in January. The most interesting one today comes from CaughtOffside, who reckons that Juventus are extremely keen on taking the ever-injured Robin Van Persie [.

Walcott – We made Chelsea look average!

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Theo Walcott was understandably elated after the Gunners beat Chelsea, but more importantly, controlled the game from beginning to end. He believes Arsenal are now in with a real chance of the title, and he says the team didn't even think about the awful run of results against Chelsea up to yesterday.

Have Arsenal finally come of age?

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The Gunners finally broke their five-year hoodoo against Chelsea with an emphatic 3-1 win at the Emirates, and today's Guest Post is from Ahmed who last week questioned whether Arsenal were too small to beat the big teams. But today he asks....... Are we there yet? Firstly a great performance from the Gunners!

Wenger – We have matured, now we need consistency..

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Arsene Wenger was very happy that his team have finally shaken off their "youngsters" tag with a great win over Chelsea, and he just think the team now needs to be consistent as the final piece of the jigsaw that could see Arsenal lift the Premiership trophy at the end of the season. He was asked [..

Ljungberg’s underpants impress Celtic player!

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I know it's Christmas so I thought this was a bit of festive cheer, because he really can't be serious! Freddie Ljungberg has joined Celtic today and the South Korean defender Cha Du-Ri admitted he was really looking forward to comparing underpants with Freddie! Cha said: "Freddie Ljungberg is a very famous player and I like [.

Ashley Cole – Watch Out Arsenal, the Big Boys are Back!

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The Chelsea (and ex-Arsenal) defender Ashley Cole has given his old team a warning ahead of Monday night's massive clash at the Emirates. Cole says that Chelsea's bad recent form has been simply that they were missing Frank Lampard, john Terry and Michael Essien, but now all three are back to full fitness they are ready [.

Wenger – We can beat Chelsea….if we focus on our game

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Arsene Wenger knows that his Arsenal team have lost the last five meetings against Chelsea, but believes that if the Gunners can concentrate on their own game they can get the desired result at the Emirates tomorrow. After the narrow defeat to Man Utd a few weeks ago, the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas said that he [.

Wenger – Cesc’s hamstring is in his head!

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Arsene Wenger is preparing for today's visit by Chelsea, and he has declared that he feels certain that the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has fully recovered from his hamstring injury, but he is also hoping that the Spaniard has also recovered from the "mental problem" that stopped him performing when he came on the pitch.

Chelsea to beat Arsenal to young England star

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Arsenal have been very strongly linked to the 17 year-old Southampton midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arsene Wenger was believed to be trying to persuade the Saints to allow the talented England U18 player to move to the Emirates next summer. But it seems that they face competition from both Chelsea and Fulham.

Wenger – Another month for Vermaelen at least (and Almunia of course!)

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Arsene Wenger has made it perfectly clear that he will not be buying and more centre-backs as cover for Thomas Vermaelen, but now the Arsenal manager has revealed that a very cautious estimate of the Belgian's return is another four weeks. "He is short on fitness and we have to build it up," Wenger revealed.

Wenger – Stop bugging me I’m not buying anyone!

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Arsene Wenger has had enough now of people asking him whether he will be bringing in anyone else during the transfer window, despite him making it clear that it would only happen if an Arsenal player suffered a serious injury. Wenger told everyone that he was still hoping that Thomas Vermaelen would be able to return [.

Anyone worried about Nasri’s Marseille DNA?

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After the most annoying summer ever for Arsenal supporters regarding the 'Fabregas to Barcelona' rumours, with every Barca player (and his dog) going on about the Arsenal captain's "Barcelona DNA", I had a little nagging feeling when i read a recent quote from Samir Nasri. I have stewing on it for a while, and now he [.

Wenger – We must make sure Monday is our day!

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Arsene Wenger is well aware that his team's record against Chelsea and Man utd has not been very good for the last five years, but after Arsenal's two narrow losses in the away games against the Big Two he says that they now have to prove they can equal them by winning the return games [...]

Arsenal – Always linked to stars but end up with unknowns!

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I am pleased to introduce another Guest Post this morning from another Arsenal fan, and regular reader, Henry Cullen. He thinks that we are all wasting our time keeping up with the transfer gossip because we are invariably disappointed in the end! Over to you Henry.... Don't expect the Arsenal transfer rumours to materialise As a club [.

Arsenal rumours Dec 22nd – Samba, Bendtner, Phil Jones and Oxlade-Chamberlain

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There are some interesting Arsenal transfer rumours around this morning, and although they are all unlikely, you just have to admire the imaginations of the journalists that created some of them! The first is from the respected intellectual journal The Metro, who has taken a quote from Christopher Samba saying that he abhored the way that [.

Wilshere – Carling Cup will just be the beginning

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The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is in the news everywhere lately either doing some annoying pranks or winning awards, but when he gets on the pitch he is totally focused on just one thing; winning! With Arsenal being the only team in England still in with a chance of winning four trophies this season, Jack thinks [.

Benitez sacked by Inter Milan! HaHaHa!

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It couldn't have happened to a nicer lad! News has just come in that the ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has been sacked by the Italian giants Inter Milan after just six months in charge. He inherited a team that had just won the biggest Treble with Jose Mourinho in charge, and in previous seasons only had [.

Diaby – Arsenal are due a win against a Big Team!

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The Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has spent a lot of time out injured this season, but is gradually returning to full fitness. He had to sit out the 1-0 defeat by Man Utd at Old Trafford but he believes that the team can still win the return game at the Emirates, and go on to [...]

Arsenal rumours Dec 21st – Denilson, Bendtner, Gameiro, Vela and Almunia

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that he MAY buy someone this January after all, which will only lead to an increase of Arsenal transfer rumours but still makes it unlikely that he will be putting his hand in his pocket! For the record Wenger said: "If needed I will sign new players in January. But people want [.

Usmanov – Wenger is a genius coach and making me money!

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The Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov currently owns around 27% of the shares in Arsenal Football Club, and admitted today that he is so impressed with the way his "investment is rising" that he will carry on increasing his stake in the club until it reaches the 29.9 needed to stay below the takeover threshold.

Arsenal have a much bigger and better squad than their rivals!

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I was very happy today to receive a second Guest Post from the very positive Luke Shephard, who would like to put the case forward that Arsenal are much more likely than Chelsea or Man Utd to last the season in all competitions. Luke thinks that even if we lost to United last week, we [...]

Nasri is now the Super Confident Leader of Arsenal

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Cesc Fabregas may be the captain of Arsenal in name, but this season he has been a shadow of his former self and has hardly inspired his team-mates either in his play or his leadership. But the fall of Cesc has been matched by the meteoric rise of Samir Nasri, who has been playing out of [...]

Predict the Score on 27th and win a T-Shirt!

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We obviously didn't have a winner of last weekends Predict The Score competition thanks to the weather, so we will quickly move on to the next "Biggest Game of the Season". By the law of averages Arsenal are due a win against their Blue neighbours, and if the Gunners are going to be serious contenders [.

Fabregas – Arsenal don’t have the confidence to beat Chelsea or Man Utd

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been speaking about his teams weak defeat to Man Utd last week, and he believes that Arsenal have yet to get over the psychological disadvantage they have when facing the big teams. The Gunners have lost 10 of their last 11 games against the Big Two, and that has made [.

Fabregas – Arsenal have the advantage in title race

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is quite pleased with only being two points behind Man Utd in the title race at the half-way stage of the season, and believes will have the advantage over the other contenders in the second half. The reason is simple. Arsenal have already played Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City away [.

Wenger – I like Enyeama and Marchetti, that’s no crime!

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was strongly linked with moves for both Cagliari's young keeper Federico Marchetti and Hapoel Tel Aviv's Vincent Enyeama during the summer, but both deals were reported to have fallen through because Wenger refused to match the selling club's valuations. Wenger was also looking into buying Fulham's Mark Schwarzer and Liverpool's Pepe [.

Arsenal and Barcelona linked with £4m hotshot Latvian striker

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The Lech Poznan striker Artjoms Rudnevs has been scoring for fun in the Europa League this season, and is apparently on the radar of many top European clubs. The 22 year-old Latvian international scored the goal that eliminated Italian giants Juventus from the competition amongst his four strikes in the Europa Group Stage, and according to [.

Pep Guardiola – A stronger Arsenal scare me!

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The Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola reckons that his team will be facing a much stronger Arsenal team than the one that his team met in last season's Champions League Quarter-Finals, and has pinpointed the improvement of Sami Nasri and the addition of Marouane Chamakh to the side as the key changes, and of course the [.

Fabregas – It is Arsenal’s turn to beat Barcelona!

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is not worried that his team will be facing the same Barcelona team that knocked them out of the Champions League last season, and he firmly believes that the Gunners have learnt their lesson and improved since the 4-0 battering in the Camp Nou. "I definitely do believe we can come [.

Arsenal transfer rumours Dec 17th – Eboue, Denilson, Almunia and Steven Taylor

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Christmas is coming up, and more importantly the January transfer window approaches! After Arsene Wenger's pronouncement that Arsenal will not be buying anyone in January most of the rumours appear to be about players leaving the Emirates instead! Emmanuel Eboue seems to be linked with a move to Italy every year, and the Daily Mail reports [.

Barcelona boss – I hope Fabregas can play at the Camp Nou!

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Well we all knew that fate would throw Barcelona at us again once it was certain Arsenal would finish second in the Group Stages, and other than the obvious difficulty of facing the most in-form team in the world, the other big problem is that it will once again ignite the "Fabregas to Barcelona" talk [.

Nordtveit sold! Wenger MUST buy a centre-back now….

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Well at least we all now know why the young Norwegian centre-back Havard Nordtveit hasn't been given his chance to play in the Arsenal first team, even though the Gunners have been having a defensive crisis this season. He has refused to sign a new contract after returning from his loan at Nurnberg this summer, and [.

Arsenal’s scores against the “Top Six” as requested!

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Adam Kemp left a very interesting and extremely well researched post on Arsene Wenger's results against the top teams earlier, and he has also provided the results where he got his figures from. You are all welcome to check them and indicate if you find any errors. But here are the actual results against the top [.

Eden Hazard – I choose Arsenal over Real Madrid!

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The young Belgian international Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Arsenal ever since he was a schoolboy prodigy, and Arsene Wenger said a couple of years ago that Hazard should continue his development at Lille before moving to Arsenal in the future. Well it seems that that day is fast approaching.

Adam Kemp: The FACTS about Wenger’s record in the BIG games

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Arsenal's abysmal record against the top teams have cost us trophies. Many of you know that we have struggled recently to deliver the winning result when it really matters against the top teams. Arsenal won their last major trophy in the season ending 2005 which is now five and half years ago. We have been close [.

Bendtner and Almunia close to Arsenal exit?

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The game against Man Utd at Old Trafford on Monday told us a couple of things about Arsene Wenger's future plans. His decision to totally exclude Manuel Almunia from the squad, despite the injury to Lukasz Fabianski, would seem to indicate that the Spaniard has had his last chance at Arsenal, and the Danish striker [.

Why would Real Madrid want Gael Clichy?

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There are numerous Arsenal rumours lately, but most of them seem to concern players leaving the Emirates rather than arriving! The latest, which admittedly has been doing the rounds for some time, says that Jose Mourinho wants the French defender to move to Real Madrid. This puzzles me.... No-one can say that Mourinho is not an expert [.

Szczesny keeps place against Stoke, Almunia injured, and Bendtner’s in labour!

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The young Pole Wociech Szczesny performed admirably on his Premiership debut against Man Utd, and it looks like he is certain to keep his place for Stoke's visit to the Emirates on Saturday. Lukasz Fabianski still has a problem with his hip, while Almunia has suddenly twisted his ankle amid rumours that he is going to [.

Adam Kemp: Arsenal’s defensive scouts should go to Specsavers!

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Arsenal have lost to Man Utd and surrendered their place at the top of the League, and some people think it is a disgrace to lose 1-0 at Old Trafford (I don't), but what Adam Kemp believes is worrying is the constant run of defeats against both Man Utd and Chelsea, and the fact that [...]

Arshavin and Szczesny dismiss Park’s “crazy ricochet”

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Arsenal may have lost their place at the top of the Premiership table to Man Utd on Monday, but both Andrei Arshavin and Wojciech Szczesny believe that it should have ended as a stalemate draw. They both think that the winning goal by Ji-Sung Park was nothing but a lucky bounce off his head that spun [.

David Kiss: Wenger needs to address the issues….

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Just Arsenal has yet another Guest Post this morning and this time it's from an Australian Gooner. David believes that after sooooo many consistently inadequate losses in the big games, it is time for Wenger and the Arsenal Board to face up to the deficiencies in the team.......... Lack of Success a Cancer on the Club After [.

Predict the Score on Saturday – Can Arsenal go back on top?

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In this Yoyo season Arsenal can go back to the top of the Premiership if they beat the Potters on Saturday, at least until Chelsea and Man United play on Sunday! But with Arsenal's home form and Stoke's tenacity it is by far a foregone conclusion at the moment! Before we go on to the Competition [...

Wenger’s tactics against Man Utd – The Aftermath!

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We have another new writer on Just Arsenal to introduce today. Richard Hall is a dedicated Arsenal fan and loves writing about them, so hopefully we will see a lot of posts from him in the future. His first article is an analysis on the tactics used in Monday nights game. Over to you Richard........ A [.

Wenger – Man Utd were focused, efficient, and defended very well!

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Arsene Wenger believed before the game that his team were now good enough and mature enough to go to Old Trafford and secure a psychological advantage in the race for this years Premiership title, but instead he found an organized United defence that left very little room for the Gunners to find a way through.

Wenger – Tonights the night!

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Arsene Wenger has called on his team to prove that they are bona fide contenders for the Premiership title at Old Trafford tonight, and to strike the first big psychological blow of the season by inflicting the first defeat of the season on Man Utd. He said: "We have built a team and slowly come up [.

Man Utd v Arsenal highlights – Park takes the points

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Arsenal's terrible run at Old Trafford never really looked like being overturned last night as Manchester United took the three points to go two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. Arsene Wenger complained about the quality of the pitch, but admitted it was the same for both sides, while Samir Nasri [.

Adam Kemp: Wenger got his tactics wrong….again!

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Another Arsenal defeat at Old Trafford, and another Guest Post from Adam Kemp, which most regular Just Arsenal News readers would say was expected! Well, Adam also thinks that last night's defeat was also..... Typical, Obvious and Expected. Many of you were hopeful Arsenal could at least get a draw at Old Trafford, have been yet again [.

Fabianski injured? Szczesny to face Man Utd?

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Could this be the start of a new era at Arsenal? There is a report in today's Sun that says that Lukasz Fabianski has suffered a leg injury, and that the young Pole Wojciech Szczesny is to be thrown in at the deep end by facing Man Utd at Old Trafford this evening. Szczesny has [...]

Drogba penalty miss makes tomorrows game even more crucial!

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Chelsea's draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane today was marked by an amazing inury time penalty miss by Didier Drogba, which has left it tighter at the top of the Premiership than ever before. There is just one point separating the top four, with Arsenal top on goal difference from Man City, and Man [.

Nasri – We won last time we went to Manchester….

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The Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri says that Arsenal have no reason to be worried about facing Man United at Old Trafford tomorrow, as the Gunners away form has been exceptional this season. Nasri said: "Liverpool are still a big team and we drew against them first match. "Manchester City are a big team and we beat them [.

Are Arsenal too small to beat Man Utd? The Invincibles weren’t!

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I have another Guest Post today from Ahmed, who is worried that today's Arsenal team are not big enough or physical enough to take the points at Old Trafford. There was a report a couple of months ago that pointed out that, on average, the Gunners were 3 inches and 2 stone smaller than Chelsea. [...]

Walcott – We must play with NO FEAR!

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The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott believes that Arsenal's great run has given them the confidence to win at Old Trafford tomorrow night, and says the Gunners just need to carry on the way they are playing to take the points. "United have not lost in the league yet, so hopefully we can be the first to [.

Predict the Score on Monday and win a Just Arsenal News T-Shirt!

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Its that time again and we have the biggest game of the season so far on Monday night at Old Trafford. The winner gets the prize of being on the top of the league, and whoever correctly predicts the Score wins a JustArsenal.com T-Shirt! This weeks competition is being sponsored by IntenseGambling.com, so please say a [.

Tony Adams – I only want to manage Arsenal

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The ex Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams is currently managing a team called Gabala in Azerbaijan, and despite a slow start to the season, they have now gone ten games without losing and are in the quarter finals of the cup. Adams intends to stay there for a while, win the league, and then [...]

Fabregas – The World Cup is still affecting Premiership players

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has hardly played much for the Gunners this season, and he is still not fully recovered from his hamstring injury, but he insists that he is not the only one to have been out-of-sorts since returning from South Africa. He cites that Arsenal are benefiting from the fact that his team-mates, [.

Man Utd v Arsenal Analysis – A Comparison With Last Season

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Here is a Guest Post from very thoughtful Arsenal fan called SVGunner, who gives a reasonable assessment of our chances against Manchester Utd on Monday, and of the season as a whole. I enjoyed reading it, and I hope you all do as well! Over to you SV...... Do Arsenal Have a Chance Against Man Utd...

Malaga favourites to sign Almunia over move to Qatar

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The agent of Manuel Almunia has confirmed that the Spanish goalkeeper is now ready to move on and amidst rumours that he is in negotiations with a team from Qatar Joseba Diaz reveals that Almunia's personal preference is to finish his career back in Spain. Diaz said in todays Guardian: "We have still not finished [.

Walcott – Please don’t leave me on the bench!

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The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is becoming known as a full-time impact sub, and he did it again in midweek when he was brought on against Partizan Belgrade and managed to regain the lead for the Gunners. But with Mondays game against Man Utd coming up, Walcott is seriously hoping that Arsene Wenger finally decides to [.

Wenger – What defensive problems? Bah humbug!

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There has been much talk in all the Arsenal Blogs about the need for Arsene Wenger to splash out in January for another centre-back to either provide cover for the longterm injury to Thomas Vermaelen, or simply to improve the quality of the Arsenal back line. Wenger bought the young, but inexperienced, Laurent Koscielny in the [.

Kieran Gibbs ends the game on crutches….again!

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Poor Kieran Gibbs must be feeling like he will never string a few performances together for Arsenal after twisting his ankle after just 24 minutes of last nights game against Partizan Belgrade. Gibbs actually lasted just 15 minutes before catching his studs in the turf, and limped around for the next nine minutes while Emmanuel Eboue [.

Adam Kemp: Second best again (but its not all doom and gloom)

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Today I have another Guest Post from Adam Kemp, who I am sure you all know very well by now. This is the second time he has written a post after Arsenal have won a game, but I'm not sure this one is any more positive! Over to you Adam.... Second place and Second best [...]

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Schalke?

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Arsenal limped into the Champions League knockout stages last night with an uninspiring 3-1 win over Partizan Belgrade at the Emirates, but had to make do with second place after Shakhtar beat Braga 2-0 to top the group with 15 points. Wenger may now regret playing a weakened team against Shakhtar in the Ukraine as this [.

Wenger – I knew that Partizan would weaken at the end

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Arsene Wenger admitted that he was a little worried when the score against Partizan was still level peggings with just 20 minutes to go, but he knew from the previous Partizan games this season that they would flag towards the end of the game. He said: "I was never really nervous. Worried yes, because you cannot [.

Wenger – We can’t say we’re top until we beat Man Utd!

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Although the bare facts show that Arsenal are at the top of the Premiership table, but Arsene Wenger accepts that they are only really there because Man Utd's game against Blackpool got called off last weekend, which makes this Monday's match at Old Trafford even more important. Wenger says that if his Gunners can beat Alex [.

Partizan star – Arsenal’s nerves could give us a shock win!

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Partizan Belgrade may not have won a point in the first five games of the Champions League Group stages, but they are determined to put that right at the Emirates this evening as Arsenal are under great pressure to get the win to make sure of qualification to the knockout stages. Partizan's star winger Ivica Iliev [.

Wenger – Why I won’t be buying any centre-backs in January

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Arsene Wenger has had terrible trouble defensively this season after losing William Gallas and Sol Campbell last summer, and with the long-term achilles problem suffered by Thomas Vermaelen since September, but he is sure that there is no need for him to delve into the transfer market for added cover.

Wenger admits rotation caused Champions League defeats

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Arsenal won their first three Champions League Group games this season, and looked like they were going to comfortably top the group, but successive defeats to both Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga have left the needing a win against Partizan Belgrade to ensure they qualify in second place. Arsene Wenger has admitted that he decided to risk [.

Arsenal beat Man Utd and City to Croatian U21 star?

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A few weeks ago it was reported that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had approached Dinamo Zagreb in a bid to bring the youngsters Mateo Kovacic and Sime Vrsaljko to the Emirates, but the Zagreb president Zdravko Mamic told the Croatian press that he had turned down a £17m bid for the pair. Now today it [.

Wenger says Koscielny is fit, but Djourou is injured!

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There is lots of talk about the deficiencies in the Arsenal defence lately with the continuing injury to Thomas Vermaelen. Yesterday Arsene Wenger said that TV wouldn't return until at least the New Year, while Koscielny had been diagnosed with concussion and would be out for three weeks. But today, Koscielny has suddenly been declared fit [.

Arsenal v Partizan Belgrade review plus Predict the Score Competition

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With Man United coming up next weekend, it is guaranteed that Wenger will be making a lot of changes for Tuesdays game against Partizan Belgrade. There is a lot of bull talked about the possibility that Arsenal could get knocked out, but the fact is that the chances are so slim its not even worth [..

Mark Hughes – Arsenal’s defence is not strong and leaves gaps

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The Fulham manager Mark Hughes saw his team lose narrowly to Arsenal on Saturday, and thinks he has worked out the formula for how to play against the Gunners attacking style, and he believes that if other teams study it then they can take advantage of the spaces left by the weakened Arsenal defence.

Adam Kemp: It’s make-or-break for Wenger in December

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Today's Guest Post comes from Adam Kemp, who I'm sure needs no introduction to our regular readers. Everybody has been asking why he doesn't write when Arsenal are winning. Well we are top of the League now, and here is Adam's point of view....... I hope Wenger proves me wrong. Arsene Wenger seems determined to prove everyone [.

Koscielny and Vermaelen to miss December – What now for the Arsenal defence?

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Arsene Wenger pinpointed the defence as Arsenal's biggest problem last season, and responded by getting rid of Sol Campbell, William Gallas, Phillipe Senderos and Armand Traore, leaving just Thomas Vermaelen as head centre-back. Thankfully the arrival of Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci gave the Arsenal fans hope that this season would see an improvement at the [.

Wenger’s Tweaks Can Make Arsenal Champions!

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After Adam Kemp's earlier Guest Post that was not too confident of the Gunners coming out of December unscathed, we now have one from another regular, Graham from London. He thinks that things are a lot more positive than they look.......... Wengers Tweaks Can Make Us Champions Ok, so the ever long argument that we can't defend [.

Arsenal transfer rumours Dec 7th – Van Der Wiel, Wickham, Almunia and Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Despite Arsene Wenger's proclamation that Arsenal will not be buying anyone this January (unless there are injuries) there are still the usual amount of Arsenal rumours in the papers. One that won't surprise anyone is the news from the Daily Mirror that Manuel Almunia will be allowed to leave in January for a measly £1.

Next Arsenal manager? O’Neill? Mourinho? Henry?

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I was just browsing around the internet aimlessly (as I do!) and I found a website that is advertising prices on who will take over as Arsenal manager if and when Arsene Wenger retires. So I thought; That's an interesting question.... So, according to the two bookies offering prices, the two favourites are Martin O'Neill and Jose [.

Walcott – I want to score 20 goals and win a trophy, any trophy!

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The young Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has only recently recovered from yet another injury incurred after a flying start to the season, and he has struggled to live up the promise that saw him get picked for England when he was just 17 years of age. But he now feels that at 21 he still [...]

Vermaelen expected to be back for Chelsea clash

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There has been very little news about the Arsenal defender Thoms Vermaelen since Arsene Wenger revealed that the Gunners medical team had very little idea of what actually was the solution to the Belgian internationals achilles problem. Wenger said three weeks ago: "We have to be patient. We know a lot medically nowadays but there are [.

Should Wenger buy more English youngsters?

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Today I am introducing a new Guest Poster, a 15 year-old Just Arsenal reader called Luke Shephard, who has something to ask Gooners in light of the failed England World Cup performance this summer. I believe any Arsenal fan should be given a chance to air their views (as long as it has a point [...]

Wenger – Fulham put us under pressure, but Nasri made the difference

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Arsene Wenger was understandably pleased to see Arsenal go to the summit of the Premiership last night, but agreed that it was far from being an easy win as Fulham made them fight all the way. Thankfully Samir Nasri managed to pull two moments of brilliance out of the bag to give the Gunners all [...

Wenger – Van Persie isn’t injury prone!

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Arsene Wenger is always the eternal optimist, and he proved it again last night when he stated to the press that he believed that his Dutch striker Robin Van Persie was not injury prone, and was unlikely to be on the treatment table in the next couple of years. The facts say otherwise of course as [.

Wenger – The title race starts now and we’re ready to take off!

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that, after losing three home games already, Arsenal are fortunate to still be in with a chance of winning the Premiership title, but he believes that the squad is now well-equipped to take that chance with both hands. He describes the December fixture list as being critical with Arsenal facing games against [.

Wenger to Fulham – Please Be A Little Discreet About Schwarzer Talks

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Arsene Wenger quietly tried to sign Mark Schwarzer from Fulham all during the summer, but the cat was originally let out of the bag by Arsenal vice-chairman Peter Hill-Wood when he revealed an offer had been turned down by the Fulham bosses. After that there were millions of Arsenal fans at online betting sites putting [.

Has Wenger wasted £3.5m buying Wellington?

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Arsenal fans have been waiting with baited breath for the official arrival of the young Brazilian Wellington Silva in January when he turns 18, but there have been serious doubts about the youngsters discipline and commitment since the deal to take him to the Emirates was made early this year. Arsenal have had Wellington over for [.

Chamakh voted third best African player ahead of Essien and Drogba!

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The massive African Football website MTNFootball has conducted a poll of over 12,000 Africans to find out who they think is the best African player in the Premiership, and the Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh finished third overall with 18% of the votes cast in his favour. Surprisingly the Chelsea pair of Michael Essien and Didier Drogba [.

Mark Hughes – Arsenal never gave up on Schwarzer

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The Fulham boss Mark Schwarzer is preparing his side to face Arsenal this weekend, and funnily enough the club has decided at this moment to announce that they have persuaded their Aussie keeper Mark Schwarzer to sign a new and improved contract. It was well-publicised during the whole of the summer that Arsenal were trying to [.

Aaron Ramsey – My fitness is coming along nicely!

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The Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey may have spent nine months recovering from the broken leg sustained by that famous challenge by Ryan Shawcross, but he now believes that his rehabilitation is nearly complete. Arsene Wenger surprisingly allowed him to go out on loan to Championship side Nottingham Forest after playing just 45 minutes for [.

Shame – Manuel Almunia still can’t use his elbow

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It has been ten weeks since Manuel Almunia got a "knock" on his elbow during the 3-2 defeat by West Brom back in September, and it seems that he is still no nearer recovery despite playing 45 minutes in a reserve game two weeks ago. This is looking like an obvious bit of "economy with the [...]

Wenger – Arsenal squad is as strong as Man Utd or Chelsea! (Is it really?)

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Arsene Wenger has announced that he has no intention of buying any more players in January despite the never-ending injuries in the Arsenal squad. He said: "We already have fantastic players, international players, who are not getting enough games. Our squad is as good as Manchester United and Chelsea‘s – that's what we want to show [.

Roy Keane – Arsenal will be delighted with the draw!

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The Ipswich manager Roy Keane saw his Tractor Boys beat West Brom last night, and then earned themselves a plum semi-final against the hot favourites Arsenal. When asked what his thoughts were he said that ALL the other semi-finalists would be delighted with the way the numbers were drawn. "I think it is the toughest draw [.

Chelsea want Eden Hazard – but Hazard wants Arsenal!

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There is a very interesting report this evening from the Mail. They say that Eden Hazard, who has long been admired by Arsene Wenger, came to an agreement with Lille last summer that he would would stay one more season if they agreed to let him move to the Premiership next season. This is supposedly widely [.

Predict the Arsenal Score this Weekend and Win a T-Shirt

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First off all I would like to congratulate the six people who correctly said 2-0 for the Wigan match. None of those six couple it with Bendtner to score first, so the prize this week goes to "Arsenal Fever" who got the closest time to the first goal. Congrats mate, send me your details and [...]

Arsenal Blogs roundup – Dec 1st 2010

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With winter setting in and everyone shivering on their way to work and back, I thought I'd have a look at all the other Arsenal blogs around that maybe don't get much of a look-in. This is a good day to catch everyone in a good mood after Arsenal's easy win last night against Wigan, [...]

Arsenal v Wigan Player Ratings (Bendtner stars at last!)

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One of our Guest Posters, AFC Chazza, was at the Wigan match last night, and wants to give his Player Ratings to see if fellow Gooners agree with his comments. Over to you Chazza... Arsenal Player Ratings v Wigan Szczesny: 6.5- solid performance from the current number 2. Not really challenged, but handled the few Wigan half [.

Wenger – We want trophies but there is no guarantee

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Arsene Wenger saw his much-changed team beat Wigan 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Carling Cup, but although Man Utd were knocked out, it doesn't mean that Arsenal are now certainties to win their first trophy in five years. They are certainly now hot favourites with the bookies. He was asked if Arsenal fans were [.