Just Arsenal Archives for January 2015

Can Mesut Ozil be Arsenal’s very own Leo Messi?

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Okay Arsenal fans, I am well aware that when I compare our very own creative star Mesut Ozil with the Barcelona and Argentina international forward Lionel Messi I am going to have to ignore one very important factor if the German is going to come out favourably. Messi has all sorts of talents but it [.

Why Arsenal have ONE month to secure EPL title

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One of the final problems facing Arsenal in the quest to regain the Premier League crown, in my opinion, is the ability to keep the motivation levels as high as possible and to keep pushing ourselves to perform even when we are faced with a game we are expected to win with ease. That should [...]

Wenger says Arsenal WILL rotate – But who?

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Arsenal do not play our next Premier League game for another few days but because of the new year celebrations the manager has given his pre-match press conference today for the visit of Steve McLaren and his Newcastle United side, and you can see what the Frenchman had to say on the Arsenal website.

FULL Arsenal injury update gives Arsenal title hopes BIG boost

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Even though Arsenal have been managing to cope, to some extent or the other, with the lengthy injury list, we all know that it really is not helping us and we have seen plenty of times in the past just how damaging it can be to the success of Arsenal. As our special injury page [...]

Arsenal still have one BIG problem to solve

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Since Arsene Wenger last guided the Arsenal team to a Premier League title back in 2004, there have been plenty of ups and downs. It has not all been bad by any means, as the Gunners did reach the Champions League final in 2006 and nearly beat Barcelona despite an early red card for our [...]

Arsenal Debate – Has Joel Campbell forced the Ox onto the bench?

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Where Joel Campbell Has The Edge Over The Ox! by AT As Arsenal went into the game against Bournemouth on Monday in the midst of a tight Christmas schedule, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger chose to rest a few players. Among those who came into the starting eleven was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who had a good [.

In Depth Arsenal Mid-Season Evaluation‏ – Keepers and Defence

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Arsenal Mid-Season Evaluation‏ Keepers and Defence by Jonn Hirons Today I wanted to have a look at how I feel our squad is doing this year, there been some highs, lows and of course injuries. We shall start with the goalkeepers.. Petr Cech Cech left some fans questioning AWs wisdom in signing Cech [.

Medical completed – Arsenal first signing to be announced on Sunday

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Arsenal's Midfield Target Confirms He Is On His Way To The Emirates! by AT With Arsenal currently suffering from an injury crisis in midfield, it was widely reported last week that the North London club had a agreed a £5million deal with FC Basel for midfielder Mohammed Elneny, who has been turning quite a few [.

In-Depth Arsenal Mid-Season Evaluation‏ – Midfielders

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Arsenal Mid-Season Evaluation‏ Midfielders by Jonn Hirons Today I wanted to have a look at how I feel our squad is doing this year, there been some highs, lows and of course injuries. I rated the Keepers and Defence earlier so now let's discuss the midfielders. Defensive Midfielders Francis Coquelin Coquelin stunned [.

Score more and Ozil can eclipse BOTH Arsenal legends

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After stealing the show for Arsenal yet again last night with another Premier League assist before scoring himself, Mesut Ozil was quite rightly the hot topic of conversation in Arsene Wenger's post match press conference. As reported by Arsenal.com, the boss was originally reluctant to compare the German play maker to other great Gunners.

Chicharito would be a great buy for Arsenal, but…..

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Are Arsenal Really Interested In This Former Man United Star? by AT With the January transfer window just around the corner, there have been several players linked with a move to Arsenal but perhaps the latest one is the most interesting of all. According to an exclusive from the Daily Star, the Arsenal boss Arsene [.

Is Jack Wilshere becoming Arsenal’s new Diaby?

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Surprise! Arsenal Crock Wilshere Suffers Another Injury Setback! by AT Arsenal have suffered yet another injury blow as star midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered yet another setback in his rehabilitation from injury and is now expected to return in February, at the earliest. Now while the estimated return date for the midfielder is around February, [.

Arsenal set to sign PERFECT Premier League striker?

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It appears that Arsene Wenger has been told that if Arsenal were to show some transfer interest in this prolific striker then he would have very little hesitation in signing for Arsenal and coming back to the Premier League where he used to play for our big rivals Manchester United. And if this Arsenal transfer [.

How Arsenal can STAY on top of Premier League

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All that Arsenal need to do in order to become champions of the English Premier League for the first time since Arsene Wenger guided our great team of invincibles like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Tony Adams to that historic unbeaten season is to stay where we are, at the summit of the table. But [.

Petr Cech – The BEST keeper in the best League in the world!

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So after all the confusion about how many clean sheets Petr Cech had kept in his time in the Premier League, he finally reached an official 170th in Arsenal's win over Bournemouth. The big Czech admitted that he was counting down the minutes towards the end, while also trying to concentrate! "I must say at [.

Arsenal being decisive in the transfer window for a change!

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Arsenal Poised To Make First January Signing! by AT With the January transfer window just a few days away, it seems as though Arsenal have already completed their first signing as the Mirror are reporting that FC Basel midfielder Mohammed Elneny is due to fly into London and complete a move to the Emirates.

Are Arsenal the LEAST BAD team this season?

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The team that is least bad will win the title!‏ by KM Hello, hello! Well Christmas games come so thick and fast, I sincerely forgot there was a round on the 28th. Luckily I caught up to the Arsenal game, while switching from time to time to see that boring draw between United and Chelsea. [...]

Time for Arsenal to start Koscielny and Gabriel?

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It might seem a bit churlish to criticise the Arsenal defence and our German centre back Per Mertesacker after we just won another Premier League game with a clean sheet that put us above Leicester City into top spot. And to be fair to the Big Flippin German he was much improved last night. Then [...

Yet Another Midfield Blow For Arsenal! So What Should Wenger Do?

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Just when you thought Arsenal's injury crisis in midfield simply cannot get any worse, news has emerged, from the Daily Mirror, that Mathieu Flamini is 'almost certain' to miss Arsenal's clash against Bournemouth as a reult of an ankle injury. Thankfully, the problem is understood to be short-term. However, it leaves Arsene Wenger with a [.

Latest injury blow means Arsenal MUST get transfer to cover Ozil

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You do not need me to tell you that Arsenal have had some big injury problems yto deal with already this season, surprise surprise. But at least thoise problems have not extended to our Germany international star Mesut Ozil, or not yet at least. So the creative genius has been able to start all six [.

Arsenal v Bournemouth review – Gabriel goal, Gunners win, Cech record

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After Arsenal allowed ourselves to be second best to Southampton in terms of energy and effort all over the pitch on Boxing Day, the first thing that Arsene Wenger would have been looking for in the Premier League clash with Bournemouth was for the team to put that right. And the Gunners definitely did that, [.

Official Arsenal XI and preview for Bournemouth at home

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Arsene Wenger has made four changes to the Arsenal starting line up that lost at Southampton two days ago and you can hardly blame him after the lacklustre effort we saw from the Gunners at St. Mary's. The only real surprise for me is that our German centre back Per Mertesacker keeps his place after [.

How would you rate the Arsenal players in order of importance?

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Who is Arsenal's most important player? by Briantole A number of Arsenal's players are considered by most of our fans as world class. Such as... Sanchez The fifth best winger in the world Ozil The world's best number 10 Cazorla -The world's best central midfielder at the moment. Koscielny Whom I myself [.

Did Wenger predict Arsenal collapse at Southampton?

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I have to give Arsene Wenger his due here, because his was one of the few voices of reason to be heard after Arsenal outplayed and beat the club that most in the football world see as the biggest obstacle to Arsenal winning the Premier League title this season. So while most of fans and [...]

Why Arsenal need to start the Ox against Bournemouth

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It has certainly been a funny old Premier League season so far and Arsenal fans can thank our lucky stars in some ways. The woes of the reigning champions Chelsea and their obnoxious former manager Jose Mourinho have been particularly enjoyable but the most important thing for Arsenal is that none of our EPL rivals [.

Cech warns Arsenal are close to blowing it

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It seems pretty clear to me that the thinking behind the Arsenal manager's decision to make the Chelsea and Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech his one and only first team signing of the summer transfer window was not based purely on the veteran stopper's ability between the posts. Cech was brought in to add his [.

Could Saints defeat be a blessing in disguise for Arsenal?

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Its not the end of the world, actually a blessing in disguise! by SOH Now yes we are all pretty angry about what just happened to Arsenal at St Marys, against a struggling Southampton side, but what can we take from this game? Firstly, we take this as a blip and possibly a few too [...]

Wenger to name unchanged side for Bournemouth clash

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Just two days ago, Arsenal were humbled 4-0 by Southampton in our worst defeat of the whole year, and we would expect Arsene Wenger to try and refresh the side by bringing in some fresh faces. Playing two games so close together is usually a recipe for disaster, especially as the starting XI looked tired [.

Is Alexis Sanchez injury now hurting Arsenal badly?

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I must say that up until Arsenal went to Southampton for the Boxing day game, it was looking as though we would not pay the penalty that we had all feared after losing thge Chile international star Alexis Sanchez to a hamstring injury in the final game of November. Having lost Santi Cazorla and Francis [.

Arsenal fans – Are you really surprised?

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Referees and bad luck? Sure Arsene, sure!‏ by KM Hello guys. Happy Christmas, although we received a sour gift from Arsenal. You know what is the biggest problem with that defeat. I could see it coming from a mile. I will not comment on the game because after 2-0 I decided to spare the rest [...]

Here is Arsenal’s new DM, guaranteed!

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Is This Youngster Wenger's Alternative DM For Arsenal by AT As Arsenal prepare for the trip to Southampton, it was noticed that the young defensive midfielder Glen Kamara had taken part in first-team training, along with fellow youngsters Ben Sheaf and Chris Willock. However, the inclusion of Kamara in particular is an interesting one as [.

Arsenal train delayed but NOT derailed

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After Arsenal beat Manchester City at the Emirates stadium nearly a week ago, there was a whole lot of delight and optimism around but it is quite hard to remember that today after the Gunners were humbled away to struggling Southampton. After the Man City match Arsene Wenger spoke about consistency and momentum among other [.

Tactics and officials stop Arsenal stars shining in Southampton

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I am not going to use the fact that Arsenal were on the wrong end of the decisions of the referee and his assistants for the first three of the four goals scored by Southampton as the reason we lost this Premier League away game. It was unlucky on us but these things happen and [...]

Southampton were stronger but the ref gave them the game

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So Arsenal still can't beat Southampton at St Marys, despite our opponents being without a win in six games going into the match. With Leicester being soundly beaten earlier in the day, the Gunners could have ended the day on top of the pile, but now we stay 2 points behind the Foxes and now [...]

Arsenal close in on first January signing?

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Arsenal Agree Terms For Talented Basel Midfielder? By AT If media reports are to be believed, Arsenal are on the verge of finalising a deal for a talented young midfielder. According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have agreed a fee of £5 million with FC Basel for the transfer of Mohammed Elnenny and only have [.

Stop talking and PLAY FOR THE ARSENAL BADGE!

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A Little LESS CONVERSATION – a Little MORE ACTION by CS I haven't contributed to this site for a few years now, but I regularly read the articles and fans comments. Arsenal could have, and should have gone to the top of the EPL tonight – but they failed, miserably to take advantage of the [...]

Arsenal have FOUR top-class strikers! Really?

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Was Wenger Right In Not Signing A Striker For Arsenal? by AT Having led his side to a promising position at the halfway point in the season, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended his decision not to sign a striker in the summer. Despite being urged by many of the club's supporters to add [...]

Arsenal target on his way to London to seal transfer

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Arsenal fans will be hoping that this early signing will prove to be the first a few new players that Arsene Wenger will add to our injury hit squad over the next few weeks and if you believe even half of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds then young Mohamed Elneny will certainly not [...]

Southampton v Arsenal review – Grim Gunners well beaten

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With Arsenal knowing that a win at St. Mary's would send us to the top of the Premier League table and with five days since the last game against Man City, I would have thought that the Gunners would have started fast and put a struggling Southampton team under big pressure from the off. It [...]

Official Arsenal team and preview of Southampton – NO change

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I assume that Arsene Wenger has been thinking about making a change or two to the Arsenal team that has been starting and winning their matches recently, as this is the middle of a three matches in seven days run of fixtures. But a trip to St. Mary's is a lot tougher on paper than [...]

Arsenal handed BIG incentive for Southampton by Liverpool

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The second round of Premier League Boxing Day games have now finished and they have thrown up some more good news for Arsenal fans, after Manchester United possibly dropped out of the Premier League title race with a defeat away to Stoke City in the early kick-off. It was not all good news for the [.

Can Arsenal now forget Man United as EPL title rivals?

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A lot has changed for both Arsenal and Manchester United in the last month or so and it has been very different for each of us. And it has all seen such a swing of fortune that the end of today could see the Gunners finish a massive 10 points ahead of one of the [...]

Southampton v Arsenal – The view from our opponents

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JustArsenal did our first "View From our opponents" ahead of the game against Man City, and it seemed that the Citizens were very worried about their trip to the Emirates, so how confident are the Saints about facing Arsenal tonight? This is the Preview from the official Southampton website...... SETTING THE SCENE Southampton will be [.

The fitness of Theo Walcott is crucial to Arsenal’s success

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How Theo Has Helped Arsenal Return To Form! by AT After having lost to West Brom and managing only draws against Spurs and Norwich City in consecutive games, Arsenal's title credentials were seriously being questioned, with the Gunners also seemingly on the verge of an exit from the Champions League.

THREE reasons why Arsenal fans should be cautious in title race

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Three reasons Arsenal fans need to be cautious about our current position before claiming the title is ours‏ Merry Xmas to all our Arsenal family worldwide. It's surely great to be Gunner right now, and actually who wouldn't be over the moon with our current form, position and results, despite our annual injury crisis?

Why don’t Real Madrid just give up on Wenger?

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Sorry Real, Wenger Will Stay At Arsenal! by AT If reports from the Spanish press are to be believed, it seems as though Real Madrid are interested in replacing manager Rafa Benitez with the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has enjoyed a splendid calendar year at the Emirates. According to Marca, a publication which does [.

Wenger explains why he won’t buy big names in January

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Arsenal fans should forget the January window by DN With the January transfer window fast approaching and the usual injury problems piling up, the Arsenal fans are (as usual) hoping that Arsene Wenger will be bringing in a new striker and a new DM to bolster the squad in the push for this season's Premier [.

No Wanyama? This is Arsenal’s Plan B….

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Wanyama Won't Be Sold, But Arsenal Have A Plan B! Arsenal have been dealt a blow in the pursuit of the Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama as Saints boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed that no player will be allowed to leave St. Mary's in the upcoming winter transfer window. The comments from Koeman follow increased speculation [.

Shold Arsenal send Calum Chambers out on loan?

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Why This Loan Deal Can Be Beneficial For Arsenal! by AT According to reports from the Sun, the Arsenal youngster Calum Chambers is set to join Southampton on a six-month loan deal once the transfer window opens in January. With the Saints having a disappointing campaign so far, it is understood that Ronald Koeman has [.

Merry Christmas to all our readers from JustArsenal!

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I don't think there will be many posts on JustArsenal today as Mr Admin and Bob get into the Christmas spirits lol. I hope everyone has a great day wherever you are and whatever your beliefs. No matter who our god is, we all believe in Father Christmas lol! Now I wonder what presents Santa [...]

Merry Alex-mas! Festive round-up of the latest Arsenal rumours

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As the majority of us will concentrate on ourfamily's festivities, some of us will need to tame their craving for the latest speculation surrounding our beloved club. One story not to be merry about, is the Adrien Rabiot reports. The young Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, but is highly [.

Serge Gnabry – Should Arsenal bing him back?

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Why Arsenal Should Bring This Youngster Back From The Hawthorns! When the announcement was made that the promising Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry was to go out on loan to West Bromwich Albion, it was widely perceived that the German would get regular first-team football at the Hawthorns and come back to the Emirates ready to [.

Top striker reveals he’s on his way to Arsenal

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Remember the name Arsenal fans, because we could soon be hearing Victor Osimhen being sung around the Emirates stadium. You might not have heard of him, but the Nigerian striker did get quite a lot of attention from his appearances at the under-17 World Cup held in Chile earlier this year. The 16-year old picked [.

Have Arsenal already got Guardiola to replace Wenger

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Arsenal are being seen as an outside chance at best of being the club that the current boss of Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola moves to in the summer when his current contract runs out at the end of this season. It was originally reported in the football press that it was a straight battle between [...]

Coquelin thinks Arsenal do NOT need January DM transfer

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Unlike a big proportion of the Arsenal fans, it seems like the French holding midfield star Francis Coquelin will not be hoping that Arsene Wenger uses the January transfer window to bring in another player to strengthen our options in the centre. It is not because he is worried about his own position in the [.

It is Arsenal’s title to lose!

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Stuart Pearce: Wenger On The Verge of Building 'Dynasty' at Arsenal! by AT Following a crucial victory over Manchester City on Monday night, Arsenal have been receiving a lot of praise from fans and pundits alike. In fact, Stuart Pearce went as far as to say that Arsene Wenger could be on the verge of [.

Arsenal’s scouts have lost the knack of finding hidden gems….

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What has happened to Arsenal's scouting system? by JH Today I thought of writing an evaluation of our squad so far this year, perhaps I may still, but I must have gotten around halfway through when I realised how different our signings have been recently in comparison to previous years. I do not know if [.

Arsenal should NOT panic buy a striker in January

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Aleksandr Kokorin To Arsenal? No Thanks! by AT With the Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck continuing to struggle with fitness and suffering another setback in his rehabilitation from injury, it seems as though the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is getting impatient and some rumours are claiming that the Frenchman will move for Dynamo Moscow's Aleksandr Kokorin, [.

Arsenal WILL NOT let Debuchy leave in January

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When Mathieu Debuchy moved to Arsenal last summer, he came in as a long-term replacement for Bacary Sagna. But after a couple of serious injuries and the emergence of young Hector Bellerin, the former Newcastle star has been reduced to a bit-part role at the Emirates and is understood to be frustrated with his lack [.

Arsenal Debate – Ramsey or Cazorla to partner Coquelin in the future?

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Flamini and Ramsey Doing Well for Arsenal, But What Happens When Injured Duo Return? by AT As a result of long-term injuries to Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla, Arsenal have been forced to field Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey in central midfield. But despite the partnership being fairly new, it has blossomed and has made [.

Rosicky coming back – Can he still do a job for Arsenal?

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Rosicky to Return for Arsenal, but is this his Last Hurrah? by AT With Arsenal in the midst of an injury crisis, especially in midfield, the Gunners are set to receive a massive boost on the injury front as veteran midfielder Tomas Rosicky is set to return to full training in three weeks time, and [.

Arsenal NEEDED to beat Man City

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Most pundits are still assuming that Leicester will drop away from the top of the Premier League table, and at this moment everyone (including the bookies) is assuming it is going to be a straight fight between Arsenal and Manchester City, so our win yesterday against our main rivals was a timely reminder of our [.

Arsenal Player Spotlight – The amazing Laurent Koscielny

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Why Arsenal's Koscielny Is A World-Beater! by AT Heading into Arsenal's clash against Manchester City on Monday night, much of the talk was about a fit-again Sergio Aguero leading the line for Manuel Pellegrini's men. But on the pitch, the Argentine was largely ineffective thanks to the excellent defensive play of Laurent Koscielny, who was [.

Why Arsenal Should NOT Move For This Midfielder!

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In the midst of all the talk about a potential move for Victor Wanyama, Arsenal are also being linked to another bright young defensive midfielder, Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic, who the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is said to have been scouting for quite some time now. According to reports from the Daily Express and the [.

How important is it to be top of the League at Christmas?

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Christmas No.1 How the leaders on Christmas Day have fared in every Premier League season Top of the table on December 25th. Just how important is it to be the Premier League's Christmas number one? Fantasy football game www.oulala.com have looked back at every single Premier League season to find out which side was [.

Arsenal debate: What happened to Oxlade-Chamberlain ?

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It's Time For The Ox To Step Up For Arsenal! by AT When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain first burst onto the scene in 2011, he was considered by many as a world-beater who was on the verge of becoming one of the biggest names in English football. At just 18 years of age, he seemed like he [...]

Arsenal need to extend Ozil’s contract NOW

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Prior to the beginning of the season, there was quite a bit of speculation in regards to the future of the Arsenal star Mest Ozil. After a comparatively mediocre campaign last season, there were a lot of reports linking the playmaker with a return to Germany, with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich said to be interested [.

Changing tactics has taken Arsenal to the next level…..

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Last season Arsenal surprised everyone by going to Manchester City in January and destroying the Citizens 2-0 on their home turf, which showed a signal change in the Gunners previous form of always losing to title rivals whenever they met. There were many rumours after the game that the players had called a meeting to [.

Historically, Arsenal LIKE being second on Xmas Day!

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Arsenal were champions the last time we were second on Christmas day!‏ by KM Boom! Just like that Theo Walcott goal yesterday, the Arsenal team delivered the perfect Christmas gift for all Gooners out there! The crowd was buzzing, the ground was rocking and Santa is all in red and white! Jumping onto the game, [.

Are Arsenal set to replace Flamini with Wanyama?

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Despite some good performances for Arsenal in the absence of Francis Coquelin, it seems as though Mathieu Flamini will be leaving the club this summer as Arsene Wenger continues his search for a more long-term alternative in defensive midfield. A report from the Daily Mirror suggests that the Arsenal boss will allow the Frenchman to [.

Why Arsenal should go for Pep Guardiola

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Should Arsenal join the race for Pep Guardiola?‏ by SS Hi Gooners, Suddenly the two of the most sought after football managers in the world are available and with Chelsea and Manchester United desperate to sign a world class manager, both have become hot properties overnight. Man City with its ex-Barcelona colleagues, Pep is expected [.

Modest Mesut is confident of driving Arsenal to EPL title

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Once again it was the Arsenal and Germany international who was at the heart of Arsenal's latest Premier League win, with Mesut Ozil providing his 15th EPL assist of the season for Olivier Giroud to add to Theo Walcott's opener against Man City. And it was Ozil and Walcott that faced the Sky Sports cameras [.

Do Arsenal still need a bit more from Campbell?

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Arsene Wenger must be quite pleased, and also relieved, about the way that the Arsenal and Costa Rican international forward has stepped up to cover for the injury hit Alexis Sanchez. It was Wenger who signed Joel Campbell for the Gunners in the first place, of course, so the boss knew there was quality there [.

Ozil was brilliant but so was the whole Arsenal team

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Mesut Ozil again had a hand in both Arsenal's games against Man City last night, and the scorer of the first (brilliant!) goal, Theo Walcott, was happy to praise the whole team for their efforts, but made it clear that he loves playing alongside the German midfielder. "It's amazing. He's very modest.

The four Arsenal stars that can prove Henry wrong?

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There was a bit of a furore in the summer surrounding what the former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry said about the current strike force at the club, and more specifically about the current Arsenal and FRance centre forward Olivier Giroud. The big man was not happy at what he took to be a [.

Winning without Alexis proves EPL title is Arsenal’s

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It was just over three weeks ago now that it looked as if things were falling apart big time for Arsenal. A bad November was turned into a nightmare when our talisman striker Alexis Sanchez got the injury we had been fearing in the final game of the month at Norwich City. So for Arsenal [...]

Ozil and commitment prove Arsenal are REAL contentenders

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The old criticism that Arsenal don't turn up against the big teams has been blown out of the water once again as the Gunners cruised without fear for most of the game against Man City. They certainly didn't look like they had an inferiority complex against the expensively assembled City side. Wenger was obviously happy [.

Alexis set-back is good news for Joel Campbell

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Joel Campbell has earned his chance in the Arsenal First XI by AT Arsenal have been dealt yet another blow on the injury front as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that Alexis Sanchez has suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. The news comes on the heels of Jack Wilshere and [.

Arsenal player ratings from Man City – Walcott MOTM

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I am not just trying to be different in picking Theo Walcott as my Man of the Match from the Arsenal win over title rivals Manchester City last night, even though the obvious choice was our king of assists Mesut Ozil, who put in another performance full of quality and class. But as well as [...]

Alexis Sanchez setback proves he is only human!

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All the talk in the Arsenal blogs before the Man City match was about whether Alexis Sanchez would be back in the squad for the match, but he was not even named on the bench, and it would appear he is still some way off full fitness. But the Gunners, despite all our injuries, still [...]

Arsenal v Man City review – Walcott Worldy sets up vital win

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There was a lot of caution and respect for the quality of the opponents from both Arsenal and Man City in this big Premier League match and for a large part of the first half it looked like it might lead to something of a dull draw. But with both sides having a lot of [...]

Official Arsenal XI and preview for Man City – No Alexis

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Arsenal cannot go to the top of the Premier League with a home win over Man City this evening, because of that pesky Leicester City side of Claudio Ranieri, but we can open up a four point lead over the club that is likely to be our main rivals for the EPL title. Arsene Wenger [...]

Arsenal to win battle but lose war with Man City?

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When the smoke clears and the dust settles after the final whistle of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Man City this evening, there will still be a couple of match days left before we even reach the halfway point of the season. And with just a single point separating the two clubs before [.

Wenger admits he needs to buy….. Wanyama?

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Why Arsenal MUST Move for This Midfield Enforcer! by AT The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken out in regards to his plans for the January transfer window. With Arsenal facing a severe midfield crisis heading into the new year, the Frenchman has conceded that his side could do with some strengthening in order to [.

Henry – Why Arsenal have the edge over Man City

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Theirry Henry has been getting carried away with the optimism over Arsenal and our chances of winning the Premier League this season. Despite the Gunners bouncing back well this month from a nightmare November, the former Arsenal forward feels that we have got away with some indifferent games and are quite fortunate to still be [.

Striker’s agent confirms Arsenal transfer move

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With the Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez due back in the Arsenal team after a short injury lay-off, for the Boxing Day trip to Southampton if not for the big game with Man City tonight, it looks like Arsenal should be able to cope without our other striker in the treatment room Danny Welbeck.

Wilshere injury setback mean Arsenal MUST buy in January

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The Arsenal and England international midfield star Jack Wilshere will not be having a very happy Christmas. Instead the Gunner will be cursing his luck on the injury front once more, because the Daily Mail are reporting that his long awaited return to the Arsenal first team has been put back once more.

The continuing problem of Arsenal’s right wing options….

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Arsenal's right-wing conundrum by Briantole Recently it seems that Wenger has turned the tides around by playing players in their most favoured position for a change, but there is one place that has come under the spotlight. The right wing. First of all Ramsey plays here but he is not a winger. He doesn't have [.

Arsenal should NOT risk Alexis against Man City….

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Why Arsenal Should Not Risk Alexis Against City! by AT Going into the crucial top of the table clash against Manchester City, Arsenal sit in second place, just a point above the opponents we will be welcoming to the Emirates. With just hours to go before kick off, the question on everybody's mind is whether [.

Maybe anyone can win the title, but Arsenal are special!

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Watford's 3-0 win over Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side yesterday just goes to add to the feeling that absolutely any team can beat anyone else in this League this season. Leicester City are going to top of table at Christmas and Arsene Wenger thinks that this is fantastic for the competition and the fans.

Can Arsenal now forget about Liverpool’s EPL challenge?

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I must admit to having been a bit more worried about Liverpool's chances of stopping Arsenal from winning the Premier League title once the Anfield club had got rid of their Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers and replaced him with the charismatic German coach Jurgen Klopp. Even though Rodgers came so close a couple of [.

Henry’s insight on Arsenal transfer plans good news for Gooners

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The former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry was not claiming to have insider knowledge when he was writing about what he thinks the club will do in the January transfer window, but we all know that the pundit is still in regular and close contact with his fellow Frenchman and former manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal swoop on Chelsea woes to pinch top transfer target

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The turmoil that Arsenal's Premier League rivals Chelsea have been going through ever since the Gunners beat them to lift the Community Shield at the start of the season, and which culminated this week with the parting of ways between the club and their manager Jose Mourinho will probably have given Arsene Wenger a certain [.

Should Arsenal start to worry about Leicester? Hell Yes!

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It has been going on for too long now to be passed off as a lucky run. Arsenal fans have been, quite understandably, expecting the brilliant and unexpected run of results and performances from the league leaders Leicester City to dry up, but their win away to an in form Everton today shows that these [.

The hidden gems that Wenger has uncovered for Arsenal

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We are now in a transition period at Arsenal having gone from financial underdogs to a financial superpower. I am going to try to bring Wenger's views about Arsenal to an understanding among supporters. So let us try to unlock the hidden gems that Wenger has discovered and made available to him, that he puts [.

Wenger -To win trophies a great goalkeeper is vital

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All Arsenal fans were up in arms when Wenger managed to go through the whole summer with buying one single outfield player, but the fact that the Frenchman secured the signature of Petr Cech very early in the transfer window could have been one of the most important buys of his career. The Czech international [.

Arsenal to offer Fabregas a transfer lifeline from Chelsea jeers?

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Among all the delight from Arsenal fans and the taunting and gloating aimed at our rival fans from west London following the sacking of their special one Jose Mourinho by the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, I saw one Metro report showing that some Arsenal fans had posted things on social media hailing our former captain [.

Arsenal’s EPL title at risk from Mourinho joining Man United?

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The chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League for the first time in over a decade are currently looking good. We have already seen the current champions Chelsea lose all hope of retaining the trophy and even if Jose Mourinho had not been sacked and managed to turn their form around, he would have needed [.

Has Mourinho saga taught Arsenal fans ANYTHING?

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It has not been as bad in the last couple of years, with Arsenal finally spending some decent money on the the transfer of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and winning the FA cup for two years on the spin, but we are still not too far away from having a right old pop at [...]

Could Chicharito be the answer to Arsenal’s problems?

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There are a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours lately suggesting that Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing the ex-Man United reserve Chicharito back to the Premier League in January. The little Mexican striker was prolific before he arrived at Old Trafford but, despite scoring regularly as a super-sub, Ferguson rarely gave him a run in [.

Bellerin to Barcelona rumours start here!

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The young Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has been a dream since he was added to the Gunners first team by default, But all Gooners have been worried about Barcelona coming back to pinch their old academy player. We all know how long the tapping up of Cesc Fabregas went on to persuade him to return [.

What do Arsenal REALLY need to win Premier League?

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players have not been doing the age old football thing of playing down our chances of winning the Premier League title this season. That would be daft and everyone at the club is perfectly happy to admit that this is by far the main goal of the current campaign. And [...

Wenger on why Arsenal record transfer is a real steal

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There is little point in arguing that the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil is currently enjoying his best season since he signed from Real Madrid over two years back, although I would say that he was nothing like the waste of space that some in the football media tried to make out during the [.

He’s right! It’s now or never for Wenger and Arsenal

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Arsenal fans have certainly been having fun at the expense of Jose Mourinho and all the Chelsea fans over the last couple of days and I'm pretty sure that Arsene Wenger might just have had a few moments of happy reflection to himself as well, if not a large glass of French brandy and a [...]

BFG adds German efficiency to the Arsenal team

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Per Mertesacker has been the acting captain of Arsenal in the absence of Mikel Arteta for the last year, and he believes that he brings some organization and planning to the team, making sure everything is in the right place to get the team dynamics working correctly. "It's not about me or anyone else, it's [.

Why Arsenal are favourites to beat Man City…..

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Here are a lot of good reasons why we all think that Arsenal have every reason to be confident on Monday against Manchester City.... Infographic courtesy of Free Super Tips. City are ripe for the picking – they've not scored away since September or won away since the 12th of Sept. With Kompany, City conceded [.

Good and bad news for Arsenal ahead of Man City clash

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Arsenal have a great chance to put some space between ourselves and our main rivals for the title on Monday night. Man City looked awesome at the beginning of the season, but they have dropped back a little lately and haven't won away for a couple of months. We may be complaining that we have [...]

Arsenal v Man City – The view from our rivals……

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Man City may be only one point behind Arsenal in the title race, but it would seem that the club are very pessimistic about their visit to the Emirates on Monday. The official Man City website thinks that the big battle of the game will be between Ozil and Silva.... Monday night's crucial clash against [.

Man City match the Moment of Truth for Arsenal’s DM

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I have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised by how well Arsenal have coped since losing the young French warrior Francis Coquelin from the centre of the midfield. We did lose the game against West Brom in which Coquelin damaged his knee, but that was largely down to his replacement Mikel Arteta.

Compare our Arsenal players with …… Barcelona (combined team)

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Comparing Arsenal's squad with the elite in Europe ‏ by Briantole Many people, including fans and pundits, deem our squad to be a million miles away from the elite forces of Europe. There are three current clubs given the title of Europe's best, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. So how far away or how [.

One Arsenal ‘fan’ still wants Mourinho to replace Wenger

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I get the funny feeling that the so-called celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan will be left feeling a little bit cheesed off if Arsene Wenger guides his current team of Gunners to the Premier League title at the end of the present season. Motormouth Morgan has made no secret of the fact that he is [..

Could fixture list and refs scupper Arsenal’s chances against Barcelona again?

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Do Arsenal Have A Chance vs Barcelona? After overcoming the odds to reach the second round in this season's Champions League, Arsenal were handed the tournament's favourites in February as Barcelona awaits Arsene Wenger's side. The Gunners beat Bayern Munich once in the group stage – their only points from the first four rounds of [.

Compare our Arsenal players with……Bayern Munich (combined team)

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Many people, including fans and pundits, deem our squad to be a million miles away from the elite forces of Europe. There are three current clubs given the title of Europe's best, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. So how far away or how close are we until we can be deemed capable to be [...]

Wenger has learned important lesson after Alexis Sanchez injury saga?

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I know that there has already been a post on the Just Arsenal website about the latest injury update on our star striker Alexis Sanchez. To a certain extent I also agree about the theory that, despite what Arsene Wenger said about the club being careful, the Chilean will probably be thrown straight back into [.

Why Wenger believes Arsenal WILL beat Barcelona

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Arsene Wenger was understandably buzzing after Arsenal went to Greece and turned our Champions League record there on it´s head with a brilliant performance and a first Olivier Giroud hat-trick to consign Olympiacos to the Europa League and keep alive the Frenchman´s amazing record of reaching the knockout stage of Europe's elite club competition.

Compare our Arsenal players with …… Real Madrid (combined team)

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Comparing Arsenal's squad with the elite in Europe ‏ by Briantole Many people, including fans and pundits, deem our squad to be a million miles away from the elite forces of Europe. There are three current clubs given the title of Europe's best, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. So how far away or how [.

Will Arsenal really spend millions in January?

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Arsenal were famously the only Premier League team not to buy an outfield player in the summer transfer window, despite fans clamouring for Arsene Wenger to buy some cover for the strike department as well as a new beast of a defensive midfielder as cover for Francis Coquelin. But it seems Le Prof was surprised [.

Has Chuba Akpom blown his chance of becoming an Arsenal striker?

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We all had high hopes of Chuba Akpom becoming the next in line to become an Arsenal striking legend after some great introductory performances towards the end of last season. Arsene Wenger even said in the summer that he would staying at the Emirates this season as extra cover for Giroud and Walcott, but whatever [.

Alexis Sanchez will definitely be back for Arsenal v Man City

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Arsene Wenger has come out and said that there is a slight chance that Alexis Sanchez will be fit to face Man City on Monday, but we all know about the Chilean's power of recovery and the fact that Wenger will definitely play him even if he is only 70% fit! Man City have said [...]

Why Arsenal boss will be gutted over Mourinho sacking?

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I am making a leap of imagination here and making an educated guess that the Arsenal manager will not be happy to hear the news that our Premier League rivals (sort of) Chelsea have parted company with their loudmouth lout of a manager for the second time. Even though the mutual bad feeling and lack [.

Arsenal to offer Isco transfer lifeline after Cazorla setback?

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After the latest injury update on the Arsenal and Spain midfield star Santi Cazorla ruled the little magician out until at least March of next year, the chances of Arsene Wenger using the transfer market to sign a player that could cover for Cazorla will have increased. That could be very good news for Santi's [.

Could Arsenal star break ‘impossible’ record against Man City?

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This weekend is full of promise for Arsenal and their fans. If we can beat Man City, which we normally do at home anyway, then we could pull four points clear of our main rivals for the title, and maybe even move to the top of the Premiership if Leicester fail to beat Everton. But [...]

Who is Arsenal’s best signing? Ozil or Sanchez?

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I know this is purely a matter of opinion as both Alexis and Ozil are both fantastic players, and I was thinking of adding Petr Cech to the choices as well as he is a world-beater in his right. But we are going to compare our two record signings who are both working in the [...]

Arsenal v Manchester City: Team News, Lineups and Stats

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Arsenal vs Manchester City English Premier League Date: Monday, 21st December, 2015 Time: 20:00 BST Venue: Emirates Stadium, London The final Premier League game before Christmas is a big one as the two favourites for this season's title go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal host Manchester City on Monday night football.

Arsenal v Man City – How the key midfielders compare?

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Mesut Ozil v David Silva In the run up to Christmas, title contenders Arsenal and Manchester City face each other at the Emirates Stadium for the first time this season. In such a tightly fixed contest, the fine form of playmakers Mesut Ozil and David Silva will be key to the game. Fantasy Football game [.

Thoughts on Arsenal v Man City – plus Aguero, Ozil and Alexis

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Wenger coy on transfers and Chelsea but is he prepared for City? by KM Hi guys. So I know that Man City is still four days away, but you kinda get the sense that the talk is evolving around our game with them on Monday night. It is labeled the title decider because we and [...]

Arsenal to drop Giroud for Man City match?

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Despite the fact that the Arsenal and France centre forward is in absolutely great goal scoring form at the minute, there is a very real chance that he could be dropped for the crucial clash with our main Premier League rivals Manchester City next week. It would not be a reflection of the Frenchman's form [.

Can Wenger finish his Arsenal career in a blaze of glory? How?

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My Dream Scenario for Arsene Wengers last 18 months as Arsenal boss by Sean I would love nothing more than Arsene Wenger to go and spend some of our money to strengthen the team in January with two players needed to go on to lift the title in May. Then again in the summer, to [...]

Arsenal rocked again by injury blow for Barca clash

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At least Arsenal managed to get through our final Champions League group game against Olympiacos and the two Premier League clashes with Sunderland and Aston Villa without losing any more players to injury. Seven first team players is more than enough to have in the treatment room thank you. But there is some more bad [.

Was Wenger telling fibs about crocked Arsenal star?

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Arsenal have been hit yet another bit of bad news on the injury front this week, with a report in The Mirror revealing that our England international striker Danny Welbeck will not be back in action as soon as we thought. In fact it could be as late as February according to the report and [...]

Arsenal close on striker transfer after Welbeck injury setback

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There were a lot of unhappy Arsenal fans in the days following the closing of the summer transfer window, especially after it was then revealed that our England international and former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck would have to go under the knife to fix the knee injury that he had been struggling with since [.

Arsenal face two HUGE transfer bids for Alexis Sanchez

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It never gets any easier for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger does it? The Frenchman is always under pressure to make some top class signings when there is a transfer window open and even when there was very little money in the kitty for him to spend on players, people would slaughter him for the transfers [.

Arsenal’s win/win game against Barca – and title fight against Leicester?

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Nightmare draw or blessing in disguise?‏ by KM Good day fellow Arsenal fans around the globe! Straight onto the CL draw we got... You guessed it Barcelona! Now despite all people labeling it a nightmare, we should actually be looking at this as an opportunity. Chances are slim I know, but I would still [.

Can Arsenal’s youngsters match up to our rival’s…..

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What the future holds for Arsenal‏ by briantole I have noticed that Arsenal no longer have the young talented squad we used to have for the long term basis, most of them decided to jump ship and others weren't able to make it due to too many injury troubles. But something is beginning to make [...]

Arsenal told to forget transfer bid for EPL star

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Arsenal are one of a few Premier League clubs that have been increasingly linked with a transfer bid for the Leicester City and Algeria international star Riyad Mahrez when the winter transfer window is open next month, along with Man United and Tottenham. But if Arsene Wenger was planning on making a move, it seems [.

Former Man City star tells Arsenal how to beat them

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As Arsenal fans prepare for the latest test of our Premier League title winning credentials, this could be a crucial week for Arsene Wenger and the players. Man City may not be top of the table right now but they will still probably be the biggest obstacle to the Gunners being crowned champions in May.

Arsenal to challenge Chelsea for transfer that could seal EPL title?

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I would love for this Arsenal transfer to happen as not only would it provide the Gunners with a player that I believe would seriously enhance our chances of winning the Premier League this season, it would also really get under the skin of the serial Wenger and Arsenal taunter Jose Mourinho. According to a [.

Have Barcelona already handed the UCL edge to Arsenal

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Do not make a fuss about this Arsenal fans, Just hope that the Spanish champions keep thinking the way they do and that they do not look into Arsenal and what we have been doing over the last two years in too much detail. Because at the minute they seem to think that all they [...]

The one transfer Arsenal NEED to beat Barcelona

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Whether Arsene Wenger feels under any more need of new signings after Arsenal were paired with the Spanish La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League holders Barcelona is anybody´s guess. We will have to wait for the January transfer window to open and close before we find out. In my opinion, though, it could [.

Wenger delighted how Arsenal passed TRIPLE test

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Okay so what are the anti Arsenal brigade in the football media going to accuse the Gunners of now? For years it was the lack of a trophy, as they blithely and ignorantly ignored the fact that Arsene Wenger had no money but was still managing to beat big spending clubs around us to the [...]

How Barca draw could help Arsenal win Premier League

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First of all I would, of course, love Arsenal to prove all the doubters and those hilarious social media warriors wrong by getting past the big favourites Barcelona and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. I also believe that we are one of the clubs that could do it if we play at our [...

Proof Arsenal are BEST Premier League team?

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Even though it means that Arsenal fans will not get to spend all week clicking on to the full Premier League table to see our club right on top of the tree, I am finding it hard to be unhappy at the result of last night's Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea. What [...]

Arsenal stars past and present heap praise on Giroud

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After capping a fantastic Champions League performance with his first ever Arsenal hat-trick against Olympiacos and following that up with the opening goal in our Premier League trip to Aston Villa, Olivier Giroud will already have been feeling pretty pleased with himself. But just in case he was not happy, the former Arsenal strike star [.

Arsenal Player Spotlight on Ozil the orchestrator

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This is not the Arsenal Player ratings post but an individual player review that we are now doing on a regular basis here at Just Arsenal, to keep track on the form of our players and give you guys the opprtunity to praise or slate them as well as talk about what they bring to [...]

AudioPost: Aston Villa v Arsenal – Arsene Wenger interview

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After a great win that puts Arsenal on top of the League table at last, Arsene Wenger had nothing but praise for the team. It is true that our tired players dropped off a bit in the second half but as we were already clear in front after dominating the opening half. Wenger also reserved [...]

Arsenal tactics – The system to make us Invincibles again!

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THE ‘AMPHIBIAN' SYSTEM ARSENAL SHOULD PLAY FOR EFFECTIVENESS by Nikko An amphibian lives part in land and on sea. It is the epitome of multi tasking. In football I want to use this characteristic to describe players that fit several roles and achieve a very effective quality in term of football outcomes and why [.

Arsenal player ratings from Villa win – Ramsey MOTM

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It was not easy picking the man of the match from the Arsenal team that won away at Aston Villa yesterday, even though most people seem to have gone along with the TV commentators and picked Aaron Ramsey. Theo Walcott was very sharp and played a key role in both of our goals while Olivier [...]

Arsenal’s lucky Champions League year? It still could be

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When Arsenal had just pulled ourselves back from the brink of an early exit from the Champions League and the unwanted distraction of Thursday night Europa League games, Arsene Wenger was clearly delighted. So in his post match interview, flushed from the success and performance against Olympiacos, the Frenchman suggested that it might be Arsenal's [.

Beat Man City and the title is Arsenal’s for the taking!

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Important win marks the best chance in years to reclaim the league title‏ by KM Well, a very good day to all of you Arsenal ladies and gentleman! It was a fine week for the Arsenal family worldwide as we escaped the group stage leaving the joy of Thursday night for our north London neighbours [...]

2 BIG reasons for Arsenal to be positive about Barcelona

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I am not trying to say that Arsenal have got the tie we wanted for the next stage of the Champions League. In fact I put a post on Just Arsenal last week that was along the lines of anyone but Barca, but there are reasons for Arsenal fans to believe that we have a [...]

The 2 Arsenal records that PROVE Giroud’s a TOP Gunner

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Ever since he signed for Arsenal back in the summer of 2012, the France international star Olivier Giroud has been under pressure and under fire from the football media as well as some Arsenal fans. And even when his performances and stats had convinced his critics in the media, it seemed like he could not [.

At least Arsenal will have Coquelin back for Barcelona

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When Arsenal take on Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, Arsene Wenger and the players will know what to expect and we will have to be ready to do a whole lot of defensive work, both in the first leg at the Emirates stadium and the trip to the Nou Camp in [...]

Will Arsenal fans now start giving Giroud some slack?

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Four goals for Giroud in one week! There is no Arsenal player that attracts more criticism than Olivier Giroud, despite his excellent scoring record, but surely he will have silenced his doubters with his performances this week. Not only did he get his first ever hat-trick as the Gunners executed the great escape in the [.

Arsenal come through difficult test to make a good week for Wenger

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An easy win on paper was expected against Aston Villa today, but all Arsenal fans know that form means little when it comes to the Premier League (just ask Tottenham!), and after Wednesday's euphoria after beating Olympiakos, Wenger admitted that he was a little nervous ahead of today's game. "I was a bit anxious today [.

Why Arsenal face much happier week than Man City

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The results were the same this weekend for Arsenal and Man City but the circumstances were very different. After the way they lucked their way to all three points against Swansea, Man City should start marketing their own brand of jam. A wrongly disallowed goal and a horrible deflection were really harsh on the Welsh [.

Aston Villa v Arsenal review – Gunners cruise to TOP of the EPL

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THis rtesult never really looked in doubt once Arsenal had taken an early lead away to struggling Aston Villa and despite some signs of fatigue in the second half, quite understandable after a long and tiring midweek trip to Greece, the Gunners got the jod done quite comfortably and finish the weekend right where we [.

Why Arsenal striker will return better than ever

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It has definitely been a tough six months for the Arsenal and England international star, but it looks like the waiting and frustration could soon be over for Danny Welbeck. The last we heard from Arsene Wenger was that the forward could be back at the beginning of January but the most important thing is [.

Arsenal to start with Ox instead of Walcott?

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I have not gone a little bit crazy Arsenal fans, even though Theo Walcott would usually get the nod over his England international team mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a place in the Arsenal starting line-up. There are a few good reasons for Arsene Wenger to give the Ox a start away to Aston Villa. The [.

Arsenal must look to themselves to beat Aston Villa

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No easy games! Arsenal must not get complacent! by Sam P After the euphoria in midweek Arsenal need to get their feet back planted firmly in the ground, and get back to the grindstone that is the Premier League where we face a struggle every single week to keep pace with the leaders in the [...]

Wenger – Next few games can prove Arsenal’s title credentials

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There are four games left for Arsenal to tackle in 2014, all of them in the Premier League, and barring a complete collapse and loss of form, the Gunners will get at least the five points that will make Arsenal the best EPL team of the calendar year, as a report in The Mirror shows [...]

Official Arsenal XI and preview for Aston Villa away

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Arsene Wenger has been at pains this week to keep the Arsenal players' feet on the ground and their minds on the task ahead following the euphoria of rescuing our Champions League campaign from being up the creek without a paddle. So the Frenchman has spoken about focus and about the potential dangers facing the [.

Two BIG reasons why Arsenal MUST start fast at Aston Villa

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After doing what most football experts thought we would struggle and fall sort of doing, Arsenal are flying high and are full of confidence. But as much as it was great to pull off the great escape and keep the name of Arsenal in the hat for the next Champions League phase, it is vital [...]

Giroud works hard but Wenger still has concerns

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Olivier Giroud scored his first ever hat-trick for Arsenal against Olympiakos and the French striker is understandably basking in the glory this week. Wenger admitted that Ollie is very very good at what he does in certain situations. "If you go on counter-attack of course he is not the kind of player that you want [.

Arsenal boss has NOT ruled out Wanyama transfer

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After the Arsenal transfer rumours last week that claimed that the Southampton and Kenya international midfielder Victor Wanyama was the man that Arsene Wenger had place on top of his transfer wish list, or at least the player to replace the injury hit Francis Coquelin anyway, the Arsenal boss was asked about this in his [.

Squad Management is Key for Arsenal this Xmas

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Squad management is so important to survive Christmas games storm.‏ by KM Hello everyone. Still enjoying that win vs Olympiacos? I know I am, because we returned from the abyss. Aston Villa are next though and they either put points on the board or else! They managed a draw with Man City which is a [.

Arsenal Player Spotlight – Confident keeper Cech makes the difference

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When Arsene Wenger made Petr Cech an Arsenal player with a surprise transfer from Premier League rivals Chelsea early in the summer, the fans were over the moon. Little did we know that was to be the only addition to the Gunners first team squad but at least we thought it would be an important [...]

Will this ONE January transfer seal EPL title for Arsenal?

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When I say just one January transfer, I do not mean that Arsenal only need to make one signing to give ourselves the best chance of lifting the Premier League trophy. I would like to see Arsene Wenger sign at least two more top quality players in January to be honest, but there is one [...]

Olympiakos win shows Arsenal are ready to go all the way

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Arsenal had never won against Olympiakos in Greece in three previous attempts so it looked like an impossible task for the Gunners to go there and win by two clear goals, but the team handled the pressure like experienced campaigners and came away with their heads held high and, more importantly, the win they needed [.

Is this Chambers big chance to be Arsenal’s DM?

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Arsene Wenger has already told us that he is grooming Calum Chambers to be Arsenal's new defensive midfielder to provide cover while Francis Coquelin is out of action for the next three months, so it is about time that we saw how he can cope with the role with the congested Christmas period coming upon [.

Arsenal fans get HUGE Alexis boost ahead of Man City clash!

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Alexis is back! by Sam P Arsenal fans have been given a massive boost with the news that Alexis Sanchez's recovery is almost complete and he will be back in training on Monday as soon as he gets back from Chile. That means that Arsene Wenger will have six days to assess our superstar ahead [...]

Arsene Wenger reveals why Arsenal will not spend in January

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No January signings coming in by Darren N Arsenal have had a double whammy in the last few weeks of losing both of our central midfielders to long term injuries and when you look at the other players that are out you would expect Arsene Wenger to be scouring the world for at least one [...]

Barcelona chase transfer of TWO Arsenal stars

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Arsenal fans have had reason to feel a bit miffed with La Liga's Catalan giants before, especially after the aggressive, and you could argue illegal, tapping up of Cesc Fabregas by his former club. We have not had to worry about Barcelona and their interest in any of our players in over a year now [.

Why Arsenal are poised to take control of Premier League

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If things go the way of Arsenal this week, as they did in midweek with the win in Olympiacos that kept us in the Champions League after having one foot and nine toes through the exit door after the first four group games, then we could soon be setting the pace domestically. The Premier League [...]

Arsenal transfer news – Ospina out and Szczesny in?

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If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours coming out of Italy and Serie A are true, then it could well be the case that the on loan Arsenal and Poland international stopper Wojciech Szczesny is back in north London next month, as his current club AS Roma are set to sign a new permanent number one. [...]

Wenger takes Arsenal great’s advice on DM transfer target

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There have already been a large number of names put forward by various parts of the football media about which players Arsenal will sign in the January transfer window, always assuming that Arsene Wenger agrees that is. The main candidates have been strikers and defensive midfielders, with the latter surely the main priority after one [.

Arsenal Player Spotlight – Ramsey blooming back in middle

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The Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey is back from his latest injury and back where he wants to be, in the Arsenal first team and playing in his favoured central midfield role. It remains to be seen whether the dynamic 24-year old can prove to his club manager that he should play there [.

Wenger was RIGHT not to buy a striker in the summer

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Our French striker Olivier Giroud scored his first ever hat-trick for Arsenal as we beat Olympiakos to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League, and he has now scored 13 goals from just 15 starts in this campaign. At the end of the transfer window Arsene Wenger had ignored all calls to buy a [.

Top Arsenal tactics – Top of the Table – And Top January signings?

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Wenger has the dressing room and tactics right by SOH Things are not as bad as they seem on the field at the moment, so I'll give Wenger credit where it is due! I for one am always having a pop at Arsene for some decisions he makes but last night's instructions/plans worked perfectly, and [...]

Arsenal WILL be getting a Striker and a DM in January!

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As in every single transfer window the Arsenal fans will be clamouring for Arsene Wenger to splash the cash on a top-class striker to compete with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, and for another top Defensive midfielder to cover for Francis Coquelin. Well I am here to assure you that the Gunners will definitely be [.

Wilshere injury setback to see Arsenal lose Ozil as well?

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Over the past few years, quite a few in fact, one of the many complaints from the Arsenal fans about Arsene Wenger and his transfer policy was that the Frenchman kept ignoring certain weaknesses in the Arsenal squad while he kept buying the same sort of players. You all know the sort I mean, the [...

How Arsene Wenger has evolved at Arsenal

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The case of Wenger's transfers and tactics by Briantole Wenger has a long story to tell about his 19 years in charge of Arsenal. Facing a rift of opinions and reactions among players, fans and pundits alike. On his stay here we fans have witnessed a change of character from him over the years. So [..

Walcott’s RIGHT – Arsenal won’t fear UCL draw (but please not Barca)

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After the Gunners pulled off the brilliant last gasp result that we needed to stay in the Champions League, for at least two more games anyway, I can understand why Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players were very upbeat and also full of confidence for the latter stages of the competition. As reported by Sky [.

Arsenal player ratings from Olympiacos – Gibbs MOTM (only joking)

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The Man of the Match for Arsenal was, of course, Olivier Giroud. Even if the big French striker had not scored his first ever hat-trick in Arsenal colours he would have made a very strong case with his performance full of passion determination and footballing ability. A honourable mention also goes to Joel Campbell who [.

Alexis Sanchez injury boost caps great Arsenal night

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Even though the Arsenal and Chile international forward was nowhere near the Karaiskakis Stadium, I reckon that Alexis Sanchez would have been keeping a close eye on what his Arsenal team mates were up to and I bet that no one was more pleased that him at the performance and the 3-0 result that puts [.

Arsenal to go from Nasty November to Dream December?

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It was certainly one of the nastiest of Novembers for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, with the injury list going from bad to worse and the with the results on the pitch to match. The only good thing about the month really was a comprehensive win over Dinamo Zagreb which kept the dying flames of our [...]

Proof Wenger’s transfer policy NOT cause of Arsenal injury woes?

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I am writing this article before Arsenal take on Olympiacos in the final Champions League group game. As well as hoping that the Gunners can pull off a massive rescue operation and get through to the knockout phase, I will be crossing my fingers that no more of the Arsenal first team are added to [..

Confident Giroud scores “perfect” hat-trick for Arsenal

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It has been said that our Fench striker Olivier Giroud has lacked a bit of confidence in some games, and we all have vivid memories of the Arsenal hitman missing a hat-trick of easy chances against Monaco last season, but he made up for it n spades last night as he finally scored his very [...]

Maybe this is Arsenal’s lucky year in Champions League?

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You could hardly have called Arsenal first two group matches being lucky, with the unbelievable defeats to Zagreb and Olympiakos, and Arsene Wenger acknowledged that things didn't go our way, but also opined that his team usually qualified anyway. Well that came through in style last night with Olivier Giroud's amazing first ever hat-trick as [.

An improbable Arsenal win – Relief – The Draw – and next come Villa!

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Brilliant team performances helps us dig ourselves out of a hole! by KM Well it was that night again for Arsenal. The one that in the past five years that was usually in late February or early March, where we had to do the improbable. As history goes we underestimated some of the games and [...]

Giroud! Giroud! Girouuuuuud!

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What a game! What a result for Arsenal, and what a brilliant night for Olivier Giroud to score his first ever top flight hat-trick. It doesn't matter how many times he gets knocked down by the critics he gets straight back up again. He has always been considered to be a confidence player, and he [...

Olympiacos v Arsenal review – PERFECT game and Giroud sends us through

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What a time for Olivier Giroud to score his first ever Arsenal hat-trick and it was well deserved for the brilliant French striker. It capped a great game fotr him but this fantastic result was a real team effort from front to back. A perfect Champions League performance in the tightest of corners sees the [.

Official Arsenal team and preview for Olympiacos

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The Arsenal manager has tried to play a few mind games with our opponents in the final Champions League group game tonight, playing on the fact that is the home side Olympiacos that has everything to lose as they go into the game in second place and knowing that they just need to get over [...]

Arsenal will give absolutely everything tonight in Greece

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It may sound like a cliche, but it also a also a common rallying call from the Arsenal manager ahead of our most important games. Arsene Wenger has already made it clear that the target is very simple, and now he just have to galvanize the players into performing to the very best of their [...]

The Ox can have BIG impact for Arsenal – As super sub!

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Assuming that the Arsenal starting line up for the Champions League away clash with Olympiacos tonight includes Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, there is a very clear decision for the manager to make for that third forward position, Joel Campbell or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Going simply on current form and the performance of each player in [.

FA cup draw is Good and Bad for Arsenal

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Arsenal now know which club will be our opponents for the first game in the attempt to make it three FA cup trophy wins on the spin and it could have been a lot easier for the Gunners as we are going to play one of the five all-Premier League ties. It could have been [...]

Two Arsenal stars celebrating with Top awards

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After his stunning start to his third season as an Arsenal player, many people are starting to tip the Germany international Mesut Ozil for the Premier League Player of the Year award. There is a lot of time and a lot of football to be played before then, but if the 27-year old keeps going [...]

Can Arsenal REALLY afford to rest Ozil? Or not to?

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With Arsene Wenger currently having to do without the brilliant Alexis Sanchez and other key players like Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin, his chances of guiding Arsenal to the Premier League title are resting even more heavily on the talented shoulders of the German international play maker Mesut Ozil.

Debuchy repeats again that he wants to leave Arsenal

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We all know that Matthieu Debuchy was miserable at the beginning of the season and had the hump because he wasn't given back his Arsenal first-team place back over the younger Hector Bellerin, and after just playing two league games and four Cup games in the first half of the season, he is now even [.

The ONE player that could turn Arsenal into a high-scoring side?

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IS THERE ANY ONE WHO CAN TRANSFORM ARSENAL TO A HIGH SCORING SIDE? by Nikko This evening, Arsenal face Olympiakos in a game we should win and score three goals or more and we qualify easily. This got me thinking about the many times we needed just one extra goal to get to the next [...]

Arsenal have been unlucky so far – But we usually win in the end!

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Arsenal have put themselves in a precarious position after losing three out of their first five Champions League games, but Arsene Wenger believes that the Gunners have been unlucky with referees, sendings off and own goals which has left them in this situation. But he also thinks that if we get through (which we usually [.

Stats show that Arsenal WILL cope without Cazorla

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Hot on the heels of Arsenal losing the midfield enforcer Francis Coquelin to a long term injury, it was seen as a huge blow to then lose his partner in the centre of midfield. And with Santi Cazorla having gone under the knife and likely to be out even longer than his French team mate, [...]

Arsenal Player Spotlight – Is Calum Chambers our new Mr Versatile?

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Arsene Wenger obviously has a very high opinion of the young Calum Chambers for him to persuade Arsenal to fork out 16m to prise the 19 year-old away from Southampton 18 months ago, and Le Prof seems to be training him up to be the Mr Versatile in the Gunners defence. He played his first [...]

An in-depth analysis of Arsenal’s backup players

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An interesting story about our backups by Briantole‏ A lot has been said about Arsenal's lack of depth and proper squad players. These are what we call backups. So where do we stand in terms of our backups? Backups can play different roles depending on the team's philosophy. For example: They can be youngsters being [.

Arsenal to start BOTH Giroud and Walcott at Olympiacos?

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Because of the difficult situation Arsenal find ourselves in going into the final game of the group stage, there is no margin for error. The Gunners do not have to worry about what happens with the other two clubs, we just need to win against Olympiacos. And because of the way things are decided if [.

Arsenal Player Spotlight – What happened to Bellerin

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In the first of these new Arsenal player spotlight posts I looked at the improvement of a player that looked to be on his way out of the club in Joel Campbell. For the second I am going to look at one of the most heavily praised in the current squad, Hector Bellerin, who appears [...]

Goal difference showing Arsenal have perfect balance?

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The final goal of the game between Arsenal and Sunderland could be a significant one for a number of reasons. The most important one at the time was that it sealed the win and let the Arsenal fans and players relax after a stressful game in which the Black Cats could count themselves a bit [...]

Should Arsenal accept this transfer bid for veteran midfielder

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When Arsene Wenger next has to decide which of his Arsenal players to make the new club captain, I winder if the Frenchman will consider the heavy recent turnover of those wearing the armband and go for one of the younger Gunners. We have been ripping through captains of late, with Fabregas, Van Persie and [.

Arsenal MUST NOT underestimate Olympiakos

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Joel Campbell knows the quality of Olympiakos more than any other member of the Arsenal squad having played there on loan for a year, and famously scoring a goal when they beat Manchester United in the Champions League. But now he is expected to be lining up for the Gunners on Wednesday against his old [.

Blanc to block transfer of Rabiot to Arsenal?

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It was only yesterday that we heard about the latest Arsenal transfer rumour involving the search for a possible player to cover for, and compete with, the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta, and Francis Coquelin of course when he is fit again after his injury lay-off. The player in question was Adrien Rabiot [.

Ramsey right on EPL title race but will Arsenal be there?

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Arsenal may not have played at our top level against Sunderland, well let's be honest and say we were nowhere near it, but we did get the three points that we needed to keep the Premier League title challenge going strong. We would have gone top as well if Leicester City had not carried on [...]

Where Arsenal excel – and what we lack!

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How good are Arsenal? by Briantole Many predicted that this will be the year Arsenal finally deliver. Having ended last season on a high and bringing the same tempo in the following season as evidenced by our unbeaten pre-season. But injuries and suspensions seem to hold us back. So without them how good are we?

It’s a simple job Arsenal – Just go for it!

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The theme for Arsenal's midweek game at Olympiakos is clear, and the message we need to get through to the players is simply Attack! Attack! Attack! We have the players to do it. We have got our confidence back after hitting Sunderland with three goals at the weekend, and the target is simple. Arsenal have [.

Forget performance – Arsenal simply HAD to win!

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I fully accept that Arsenal were far from their best in our latest Premier League game, but we did end up taking all three points off Sunderland in front of a relieved home crowd at the Emirates. To be honest, though, I really do not care too much how it was done, just that it [...]

Every team has injuries! Coping is crucial and Arsenal CAN

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Amidst all the doom and gloom around Arsenal following a typically tough and trying month of November (maybe if the Gooner leader of the Labour party ever gets elected we could petition him to abolish the month altogether) I think we all got a bit carried away by the talk of an injury crisis. It [...

Questions need to be asked after LONG layoff for over-played Arsenal midfielder

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Before Arsenal's game against Sunderland, Arsene Wenger parried questions about the rumoured long lay off for our little Spaniard Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Alexis Sanchez by simply saying "I don't know." despite rumours saying that Cazorla could be out for even longer than his midfield team-mate Francis Coquelin.

Ramsey and Ozil key to Arsenal win on Wednesday

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So we can now start the buildup to Wednesdays crucial match in Athens in a much more confident mood than we would have imagined a couple of weeks ago. We have got Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott and Ramsey back in the squad and we have had a confidence boosting second half against Sunderland on Saturday.

Olympiacos v Arsenal: Team News, Lineups and Stats

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Olympiacos vs Arsenal Champions League Date: Wednesday 9th December, 2015 Time: 19:45 BST Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus Arsenal have it all to play for in the final round of this season's Champions League matches, needing to win by a scoreline other than 1-0 or 2-1 away from home against the Greek champions in order [.

Arsenal thoughts – Consistency, balance, respect and defence!

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Consistency and squad balance by KM Hello guys. So after a month of going through interview hell in the job market, I'm finally back with some spare time to share a thought on how our beloved Arsenal is doing in this insane roller coaster season. The idea here is that all top teams are as [...]

PSG set do Arsenal HUGE favour with Rabiot loan deal?

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This really would be a huge boost for Arsenal and our Premier League title hopes, and it would lift a massive weight off the shoulders of Arsene Wenger as the Frenchman ponders a way for the Gunners to cope without our brilliant defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin. The 24-year old Gunners is not due back for [.

Arsenal player review – Joel Campbell coming good?

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There is likely to be a lot riding on the shoulders of the Arsenal and Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell this week, as far as our hopes of staying in this season's Champions League competition goes anyway. With no Alexis Sanchez and after Oxlade-Chamberlain's very ring-rusty performance against Sunderland, Campbell is almost certain to start [.

Could this German international be Arsenal’s January DM target?

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With the latest news that both Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla are going to be on the treatment table for at least three months, it is imperative that Arsenal find at least one player in the January transfer window, and it will surely be a defensive midfielder if we are to be serious title contenders.

Which ‘promising’ Arsenal players will become stars?

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Arsenal's youngsters at a crossroads by Briantole We Arsenal fans here know that a number of our youngsters are massively talented. The likes of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Chambers and Bellerin have all been tipped at a young age for a great future, but the outcomes are often unpredictable. Lets kickstart with Wilshere a very versatile [.

Bennett WAS wrong but SO was Arsenal boss

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I am not really sure why it took a whole week for the Arsenal manager to have his say on the somewhat controversial incident during our away draw at Norwich City last weekend, but I suspect it has more to do with the pressure that Arsene Wenger has been under because of the current injury [...]

Wenger sees positives in dour Arsenal display

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AUDIOPOST Arsene Wenger was pleased with the way his newly sculpted Arsenal team coped with being without so many of his stars to beat a tough Sunderland side 3-1 yesterday, especially after they had found their feet in the second half. Listen to his interview with SkySports straight after the game and see what [.

Nervous Wenger happy to take win ahead of Olympiakos trip

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Arsenal's never-ending injury woes left Arsene Wenger feeling nervous ahead of the visit of Sunderland yesterday, but his rag-tag collection of understudies came good and finally came away with the three points to leave us second in the Premier League. It was a good audition for the new first teamers and Wenger is now happy [.

Arsenal player ratings from Sunderland win – Cech MOTM

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I was very, very close to giving the Arsenal and Germany play maker Mesut Ozil yet another Man of the Match, because he was brilliant again and got the ball rolling with a sublime pass for Joel Campbell to score the opening goal. He was also involved in just about every decent attacking move the [...

Usual November, but a great start to December for Arsenal!

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We're back! by Sam P November has been Arsenal's worst month every season in the Premier League era, but we have got past it and are still second in the table. We can't knock that can we? No one said it was going to be pretty but with our ever lengthening injury list it was [...]

A nervy start but an important win for Arsenal

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It sometimes seems like Leicester City are on top of the League by default, with Arsenal, Man City and Man United continually dropping crucial points in the title race, but Arsenal are still sitting pretty just two points behind the leaders. After three games without a win for the Gunners, and a massive game coming [.

Arsenal win after Sunderland put up early fight

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Arsenal shut up their critics by taking all three points of Big Sam's Sunderland side today, and it ended up a relatively easy 3-1 scoreline. Joel Campbell came good with a very ell-taken opening goal, and although Giroud scored an own goal to give the Black Cats a way back into the game, Giroud made [.

Arsenal win after Sunderland put up early fight

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Arsenal shut up their critics by taking all three points of Big Sam's Sunderland side today, and it ended up a relatively easy 3-1 scoreline. Joel Campbell came good with a very ell-taken opening goal, and although Giroud scored an own goal to give the Black Cats a way back into the game, Giroud made [.

Official Arsenal team and preview of Sunderland clash

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The options available to Arsene Wenger when selecting his Arsenal line up for today's game against Sunderland at the Emirates stadium are smaller than they have been all season and with three key players in Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin being on the injury list and after the Gunners' recent struggles in the [.

Arsenal boss challenges Ramsey to PROVE he’s a CM

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While I can understand the frustration of the Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey about having to play out on the right side of midfield for the last year or so, when he has been fit to play of course, I can also understand the thinking of Arsene Wenger in his decision to prefer [...]

Sunderland are a great challenge for Arsenal

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Arsenal's game today against Sunderland is a great chance for the Gunners to get back to winning ways. We are on a run of three games without a win while our opponents have won two in a row to drag themselves out of the relegation zone so Big Sam has helped them gain in confidence. [...]

Arsenal v Sunderland Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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With Arsenal missing so many crucial first team players, Sam Allardyce will be hoping that his Sunderland team can cause the Gunners problems although they themselves are also suffering from injuries to key personell. With Francis Coquelin and Santo Cazorla both ruled out for at least three months, Arsene Wenger will have to find a [.

2 Wenger mistakes that may cost Arsenal EPL title

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I know that some Arsenal fans will argue that our manager has made a lot more than two mistakes this season, while others will have a go at me for being too negative. After all, mistakes are always made and are a part of football just like any other sport, career or anything. So of [...]

Walcott won’t start but is still a HUGE boost for Arsenal

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This is the way I see things going tomorrow for Arsenal, when Sam Allardyce bring his struggling Sunderland side to north London to face the Gunners. Just like in our last two Premier League games against clubs we were expected to beat, O think that Arsenal will take the lead. After that, however, I reckon [.

Why do the media hate Arsenal?

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First of all I suppose we have to look at the question of whether the football media really do hate Arsenal before we move on to the why of the matter. I for one am convinced that they do, if not hate then actively enjoy taunting, our club, even though I will admit that perhaps [...]

Arsenal under pressure? Good, because THEN we perform!

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There is a lot said about Arsenal and I do not just mean among us Gooners. In a way I feel that the Gunners are a golden goose for the football media because, in the last 10 years at least, we have been arguably the most entertaining team in the Premier League while also lurching [...]

Allardyce – Arsenal are not the only team with injury problems

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Arsenal face Sam Allardyce's Sunderland team tomorrow, and the Black Cat's have finally found some form under their new boss and have won their last two games without conceding a goal. Big Sam has changed the formation to three at the back and he intends to stick with it, but he also has injuries to [.

One of TWO transfers Arsenal MUST seal to win title

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O am hoping, without too much confidence or conviction to be perfectly honest, that Arsene Wenger goes transfer crazy in January and adds a fair few top quality players to the injury hit Arsenal squad. Even if we have the likes of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez fit and firing by then, the [.

Allardyce being nice because he fears Arsenal backlash?

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Maybe I am just being cynical here, but when I hear people that have previously taken great delight in tormenting Arsenal and our manager change their tune and start to say nice things about Arsene Wenger and the club I cannot help but question their motives. And Sam Allardyce, the current manager of Sunderland who [.

Arsenal aiming to be top of the League in the New Year

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Judging by a lot of the negative comments on JustArsenal you would think that Arsenal were fighting to get out of the relegation battle, but the fact is that we are currently just two points behind the leaders as we approach the busy Christmas period. Our returning winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sees no reason why we [.

My Arsenal team to face Sunderland – What’s yours?

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Arsenal may be suffering from the usual festive injury list, but we still have a lot of quality in the squad. Wenger's latest injury update wasn't exactly full of festive cheer for the fans. He said "At the moment on Alexis, Santi and Mikel, we don't know how long they will be out for." And [...]

William Carvalho hints at Arsenal move….

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There were hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho in the early summer, but the extremely talented defensive midfielder was cruelly injured at the U21 World Cup. His fractured tibula means that the 23 year-old hasn't been able to play much this season, but I would like to believe that [.

Arsenal tactics – Should the Ox play on left or right?

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First of all the basis of this tactical discussion is the assumption that the Arsenal manager will go with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Campbell on either side of Olivier Giroud when Arsenal next play in the Premier League, which is a home game with struggling Sunderland on Saturday. Let´s be honest and admit that the [.

Which of our loan players could help Arsenal right now?

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Santi Cazorla's injury at the weekend could be the final straw that broke the back of Arsenal's Premier League campaign, with both him and Francis Coquelin both to miss at least the next three months of the season, not to mention the other seven Gunners currently in the treatment room. But the Gunners have just [.

The best uninjured line-up for Arsenal now?

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I, for one, am dreading Arsenal playing Sunderland this weekend. Not because I think we could lose the game, but I am thinking we could lose some more players to injury. We all thought our injury list was bad before but to lose Sanchez and Cazorla last week on top of Coquelin's three months we [...]

Arsenal WILL be overcharged but MUST pay for right transfers

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While a lot of Arsenal fans have spent the last few weeks checking the football media for the latest injury updates from the club and getting increasingly worried as the list of injured Arsenal first teamers grew and grew and now stands at 10, this current crisis in north London will not have passed the [.

Have Arsenal blown BIG chance of Premier League title?

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I am not quite ready to write off the title hopes of Arsenal just yet. That would be stupid as the Gunners are only two points off the top and the current league leaders Man City and there is a very long way to go and plenty of time for many more twists and turns [...]

Amazing injury stats will shock Arsenal fans – In a GOOD way

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Right now all of us Arsenal fans are feeling a bit down-hearted as we are on the verge of an early Champions League exit and have slipped a bit in the Premier League, taking just two points from a possible nine and being overtaken by Man United and Leicester. That away game with Olympiacos was [...]

Cazorla’s injury means Aaron Ramsey must step up for Arsenal

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Aaron Ramsey must take this chance by JH Well, The news we have all been dreading was released today, Santi Cazorla is going to miss the next 3 months of football. Which means that both of our first choice centre midfielders will now miss 3 months. In place of Francis Coquelin we have Mathieu Flamini, [.

Why Chambers can do a Bellerin and rescue Arsenal

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I assume that most, if not all, of the Arsenal fans that use this site have heard what our young Spanish right back has been saying about the strength in depth in the Arsenal squad and there being enough quality among the fringe players and the young Gunners to be able to step up and [...]

Arsenal need Gilberto Silva to make a comeback!

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Francis Coquelin is probably the first real Defensive Midfielder that Arsenal have had since Gilberto Silva left the club in 2008. He was the "Invisible wall" alongside Patrick Vieira that helped the Gunners to become Invincibles, and can you believe he was still playing professional football up to 2013.

Relax Arsenal – Alexis’ early christmas break is GOOD news

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Of course Arsene Wenger would have liked to be in the position where he had full control of when and for how long he would rest our star striker Alexis Sanchez, but to be fair the boss had mentioned it more than a few times and if the squad had not been so ravaged with [...]

Arsenal hit by transfer snub from brilliant midfield target

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When I say that Arsenal have been hit by this transfer snub, I mean of course if the Arsenal transfer rumours connecting the Gunners with a January bid for the Porto and Portugal international star Ruben Neves was close to the mark in the first place. It was a rumour that has been doing the [...]

Arsenal boss gets BIG credit from new star – And he should know

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Arsenal have been accused of having various and numerous weaknesses over the last 10 years or so and the fact that we have not been able to win the Premier League trophy in all that time has encouraged Arsenal fans and the football media alike to find the reasons why. For a long time the [...]

La Liga transfer target is good but NOT what Arsenal need

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With a growing injury list greatly reducing the Arsenal squad options available to the manager and with a crucial and busy run of fixtures just around the corner, Arsene Wenger could find himself with a lot of work to do when the transfer window kicks off next month. Even assuming that no more Arsenal players [.

Arsenal to sign Nolito EARLY in January transfer window

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If the Arsenal transfer rumours are right and Arsene Wenger has made his choice of the striker he wants to sign in the January transfer window, and that choice is the Spain international Nolito, then I fully expect the Frenchman to make his move nice and early. This not usually Wenger's way and Arsenal fans [.

Should Arsenal save pass master Cazorla for Olympiacos?

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Arsenal fans and our manager are waiting and hoping that the injury news on Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla is not too bad. After we heard the good news yesterday that our French centre back Laurent Koscielny had no lasting damage and would be available to face Sunderland at the weekend, more good news on [.

This defensive midfielder is PERFECT for Arsenal – Get him Wenger!

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The Rise of Ruben Neves has been rather extreme. by JH A 17 year old kid, called upon to start for Porto, in their season opener last season. Ruben Neves produced both the opening goal and a much unexpected man of the match performance. In the year that has gone by, Ruben Neves has gone [...]

Cazorla injury – Wenger took a HUGE risk with Santi again

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Arsenal's incredible history of injury problems continues as usual with Laurent Koscielny and Alexis Sanchez being taken off during the Norwich game, but it has now been revealed that Santi Cazorla also sustained a knee ligament injury right at the start of the second half, but he was forced to continue playing right until the [.

Is Szczesny throwing away his career completely?

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When the Poland and Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny was made into a first team regular at the young age (for a keeper) of 21, he seemed to have the world at his feet and a long and distinguished career awaited him as the Gunners Number One. Arsene Wenger had great confidence that he would go [.

The case for and against blaming Wenger for Arsenal injury woes

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I am talking about one Arsenal woe in particular here, the injury crisis that has left the squad stretched to breaking point and even more specifically the name of Alexis Sanchez being on that injury list. Arsene Wenger was always going to come under fire for this, especially after he made the unwise decision of [.

Has Chambers just earned first team start in DM role?

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I am pretty sure that every Arsenal fan is counting the days until the January transfer window opens and Arsene Wenger can do what a lot of us thought he should have done in the summer, namely sign at least one outfield player to strengthen the Arsenal squad and provide cover for when the, inevitable, [.

The REAL reason Arsenal are struggling in EPL?

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I suppose it is a bit hard on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players to say that we are struggling in the Premier League title race, as the Gunners sit just two points off the league leaders Man City. However, with just two points from our last three league games, the table should bea much [...]

Why Arsenal need Premier League transfer for Coquelin cover

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I am not saying that there are not a lot of top quality central, holding or defensive midfielders around Europe because there are. With Arsenal in dire need of someone in that position to shore up the Francis Coquelin shaped hole in our team, the football rumour mill has been whirring with many names.

Arsenal poised to seal deal for top German DM

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With Arsenal having to do without our excellent young midfield general Francis Coquelin for at least three months, and knowing Arsenal that time period will keep being extended, the January transfer window can not come quick enough for us Gooners. We just hope that Arsene Wenger is thinking along the same lines and according to [.

Arsenal boss right to be positive after ‘difficult game’?

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There is not great deal of positive thinking among the Arsenal fans at the moment. After a brilliant October saw the Gunners become the first team in ages to beat the brilliant Bayern Munich of Pep Guardiola and climb to the top of the Premier League table, November was almost the complete opposite. Just two [.

Another thing forcing Arsenal to spend BIG in January transfer window?

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Ask the average Arsenal fan, even before we lost three more of the first team player to injury at the weekend, and they will tell you that Arsene Wenger is still being a bit of a lightweight when it comes to the transfer market. But as the injury list grows it is expected that the [...]

Alexis injury latest gives Arsenal Champions League hope

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Despite some reports in the football media yesterday suggesting that the hamstring strain, if that is what it was, picked up by the Arsenal and Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League away game with Norwich City would mean three weeks on the sidelines, there is still no definite timescale.

Arsenal to beat Spurs to key DM transfer target?

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If Arsene Wenger does what most people in the football world think he needs to do and signs some players in the January transfer window to boost the Arsenal squad that is under serious pressure from the growing injury list, then surely a defensive midfielder will be at the top of his transfer wish list.