Just Arsenal Archives for January 2015

FIVE Arsenal stars get England international call up

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There would almost certainly be two more members of the current Arsenal squad involved for the England national team over the next two weeks if only Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck were not currently out of action due to injury. As it is though, three Gunners have been picked by Roy Hodgson for the two [.

Arsenal fans DO have reasons to be cheerful

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It has not been a great start to the season for Arsenal, there is no doubt about that. And after all the talk of how important it was for the Gunners not to repeat our start of last season when we let Jose Mourinho´s Chelsea build an unassailable lead before we even got going, it [...]

Arsenal need to stop being cautious – Where’s the romance?

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Where is the romance? by DS Some Arsenal fans struggle to believe in Sky Sports hype that transfer deadline day is must see TV but us Gooners will be in a very unique situation comes Tuesday, we will either have very good news or be very disappointed come 6pm. As things stand we are the [...]

Arsenal have the money – and we are in the market. Really?

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Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the Financial Fair Play is now dead in the water and EUFA simply cannot stop the moneybags clubs spending what they like in the transfer market. Witness how much clubs like Man City, Man United and Liverpool have spent lately. Arsenal have begun to generate (and build up) [.

A positive – Arsenal haven’t WASTED any cash…

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AT LEAST WENGER HAS NOT WASTED THE FUNDS‏ by SS Hi, Gooners, It has been a very difficult transfer window for Arsenal fans this year. Having built on the acquisition of Ozil and Sanchez, we were expecting a top class striker to arrive this season. As usual we were connected with every top striker, whether [.

Do Arsenal REALLY need to react more to rough tactics?

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Arsene Wenger defended the way his Arsenal players handled themselves in a tough game on Tyneside yesterday, praising the mental control and composure that stopped the likes of Monreal and especially Francis Coquelin, who seemed to be targeted by the Newcastle players, from reacting and picking up our own bookings or even a red card.

Arsenal player ratings for Newcastle draw – Coquelin MOTM

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I could have given a few Arsenal players the Man of the Match award for yesterday´s hard fought win at Newcastle, with Cazorla´s probing and patient passing as well as Oxlade-Chamberlain´s direct approach and shot for the goal being key factors, but for me the anchoring presence of Coquelin in midfield and his ability to [.

Three Things Arsenal fans learned from the Newcastle game…

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3 Things to Take from Newcastle v Arsenal by AG Ozil is Crucial Despite having 74% possession and 22 shots on goal, it was painfully obvious that Arsenal were lacking killer creativity in the final third. The ball was moved around from side to side as if the players were shirking from the responsibility of [.

Did Arsenal struggle so much because Ozil was injured?

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You never know with Arsenal because there have been so many times when Arsene Wenger has spoken of players having only minor injury problems and then being out for ages, but hopefully the knee problem that meant our Germany international Mesut Ozil missed the game at Newcastle will not keep him out for long.

Do Arsenal need to start with Walcott AND Giroud?

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After Arsenal were scoring for fun in the first four pre-season games (I am not counting the Community Shield as the Wenger/Mourinho feud made that an important game against Chelsea), it is hard to believe how badly the Gunners have struggled to find the back of the net ever since. We know that Arsenal can [.

Wenger – Arsenal had to keep their nerves…..

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What a nail-biting afternoon for Arsenal fans as we watched Newcastle defend admirably for over an hour with ten men against the might of the Gunners attack force, and the only way that we penetrated their defence was when we got a lucky own goal from Oxlade-Chamberlain's wayward strike. Wenger believes that the sending off [.

A win but a lot more worry for Arsenal at Newcastle

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It is hard to believe that Arsenal have now played four Premier League games so far this season and the only one of our star studded squad to get his name on the score sheet is Olivier Giroud, the player that a lot of Arsenal fans think is part man, part donkey and cannot understand [...]

Now even Wenger has to defend himself from critics

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not just the oldest serving manager in the English Premier League. At the risk of alienating opinion, let me stick my neck out and say that he is also one of the most criticized. He certainly has been by a lot of JustArsenal readers lately! The jury is still [...]

Arsenal star fired up to shoot down Magpies

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I have said it before and I will say it again Olivier Giroud is a much better player than many Arsenal fans give him credit for. But despite scoring that fantastic volley that helped Arsenal to our crucial away win at Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago (that everyone seems to have forgotten [...]

Should Arsenal take risk on Draxler transfer?

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We really have no idea if the Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible late swoop for the Schalke and Germany star Julian Draxler are based on truth. The Gunners have been linked with the talented young German for years now but that does not necessarily make it so. The Mirror is linking us [.

What Neville (and Henry) REALLY said about Arsene Wenger… Facts

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The curious case of Gary Neville's assessment on Arsene Wenger by Lethal Prince 9 Since last Monday, we are all hearing about the news that Gary Neville has called Wenger "arrogant" and "naive". While some people have gone on to support Neville suggesting he was right in doing so, I decided to have a look [.

Wenger backs Chambers and Gabriel to become great

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Arsenal face the long haul up to Newcastle to face a team without a League win so far this season, but the Gunners are still under pressure to come away with all three points to try and keep in touch at the top end of the table. Arsene Wenger knows that our opponents are no [...]

Arsenal finally sign a striker! (Plus video)

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There have been hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with many top strikers like Karim Benzema, Edison Cavani, Jackson Martinez, and many others, but with just three days left it looked like we were going to be stuck with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott for yet another season. As both of those have [.

Will Arsenal fans be happy if Giroud gets 20 goals this season?

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With all the unfulfilled rumours of Arsenal buying a new superstriker this summer echoing in his ears, Olivier Giroud could be forgiven for thinking that the fans are not completely behind him. But Arsene Wenger obviously believes that the French striker can deliver enough goals for the Gunners to challenge for trophies this season.

Official Arsenal team for Newcastle – Ozil OUT Koscielny IN

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Did someone recently suggest that Arsenal had waved goodbye to the injury problems that had been causing Arsene Wenger so many problems in the last few years? Well Mesut Ozil is the latest Gunner to have to miss a game this season, due to a knee problem, and it is starting to look like nothing [...]

Newcastle v Arsenal Review – Gunners make extra man count!

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Arsenal started off in brilliant style and Newcastle had great trouble even getting a touch on the ball. Theo Walcott had a few promising chances in the first half, but most of the action came from the referee's card pocket! Sissoko was the first in the book and Newcastle came close to more yellows until [.

Wenger reveals bizarre medical issue at Arsenal

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Arsenal are no exception in modern football in the amount of people there are working behind the scenes. Almost every aspect of the game is analysed these days and with every effort taken to get the best possible results out of the individual players and the team as a whole. So there is a whole [...]

Arsenal boss defends Coquelin! Arrogance or Belief?

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One of the major criticism leveled at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger´s transfer policy on Monday night by Gary Neville was the same issue that a vast majority of us fans have been left frustrated by for many years, namely the Defensive Midfield debate. Neville really laid into Wenger over what he called the naive or [.

Newcastle v Arsenal preview – Feeling confident….

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On the face of it you would put Arsenal´s trip to face Newcastle United in the early kick-off down as three points in the bank for the Gunners. Not only do we have a fantastic record against the Magpies in recent years, with seven wins and two draws from the last nine meetings, but Newcastle´s [...

Should Arsenal worry about our defenders against Newcastle?

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Arsenal could be looking at another game without their first-choice centre-back partnership. Arsene Wenger has confirmed that his defenders Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are major doubts for the visit to Newcastle United. The duo has long established itself at the centre of the defence for the Gunners.

Arsenal´s season could be over by Saturday

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Arsenal close to blowing it already!!! by DN When I say that the season could be over for Arsenal as early as Saturday I mean, of course, our hopes of winning the Premier League again, the trophy that we last lifted after going a whole season without losing a single league game in 2003-04. I [...]

Stop picking on Arsene Wenger!

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If he had a pound for every time he was criticized, Arsene Wenger would be richer than Manchester City! Pun aside, Wenger does evoke strong reaction from his naysayers every time he says or does something. The latest to join the bandwagon is the former Manchester United defender Gary Neville. The feisty defender fought many [.

Hey! At least Arsenal ARE planning transfers

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I know that Arsene Wenger´s comments about waiting to see if anything turns up in the transfer market over the next five days have really wound up some Arsenal fans, with the understandable reaction that the manager should be doing a lot more, but I think they are missing the point. Whereas before the Frenchman [.

Do Arsenal have the WORST fans in the League?

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Do Arsenal have the worst fans in the League? by JH Three games have been played so far this year, which means that 5 games ago we won the FA cup for a record 12th time. Now in our first three games this season we have been less than impressive. Leading to the majority on [...]

Arsenal have BIG problem with EPL and UCL fixtures

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Arsenal and luck! Would you Adam and Eve it? As if we had not already had enough bad luck this week, with a dodgy offside robbing us of a vital win over Liverpool, a terrible away draw with Tottenham for our first Capital One Cup tie and then getting one of the two teams we [...]

Arsenal discover Champions League fate with slightly tricky draw

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The Champions League draw has finally been done, andare draw could turn out to be trickier than it looks. We have been drawn alongside Bayern Munich, which is obviously not the nicest team to come up against, but Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb are two of the teams you would be happy to see drawn in [.

Do Arsenal have enough strength in depth this season?

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Having a big squad is vital for any manager especially if you have ambitions on challenging for titles. And, when we say a big squad, we are not talking of players who just make up numbers. Having two or three individuals to fight for one starting spot is always a sign that the club [...]

Wenger reveals BRILLIANT Arsenal transfer policy…wait

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If any Arsenal fans out there are friends with, or know anyone who is friends with, or has the telephone number of, or knows someone who might bump into, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and the like, have a word will you. Because it appears that Arsene Wenger is ready [.

What must Arsenal change? – If we don’t buy anyone

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‏What must Arsenal change, If we don't buy by JH Yet another typical Arsenal transfer window is approaching its end. Targets have come and gone, and we are yet to sign an outfield player. Fans and pundits alike have been screaming for a new DM and a starting CF, the latter being most important. The [.

TV pundits overly harsh on Arsenal or spot on?

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I accept that Arsenal were not very good against Liverpool on Monday, especially in the first half when it looked like all 10 outfield players had just been woken up in the Arsenal version of the film The Hangover and nobody really knew what was going on. So the absolute ripping we got at halftime [.

Ozil to be greedy and get the Goals Arsenal need?

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To be fair to the Arsenal and Germany international star, I can appreciate that a lot of his game is focused on the creative side of the game; using his passing, movement and vision to make the team flow and stretch the opposition before spotting the killer ball that will unlock the defence. As long [.

Ia Aaron Ramsey right to call for video replays for offside?

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The joy of scoring a goal for Arsenal gets evaporated in a moment if it is disallowed for offside. The pain doubles if the call is wrong and the goal should have stood. Aaron Ramsey would have felt all these emotions during his disallowed ‘offside goal' against Liverpool. In a tight match where both sides [.

Odds on Arsenal´s side for UCL draw – Barca or Bayern then?

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Well Arsenal fans, it is the Champions League group stage draw today and after the Gunners got one of the worst possible draws in the Capital One Cup earlier this week, we could do with better luck this evening. When you look at our possible opponents, there is a good chance that, even though the [..

Calm down Arsenal fans – We’ve only lost ONE game!

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Would you like some cheese with that whine? by Big Gun It takes little to upset Arsenal fans these days. Not too long ago, there was a great sense of optimism in our camp. We won the F.A cup and Charity shield twice consecutively, had an excellent pre-season winning the Emirates Cup and of course [..

Why Chambers WILL great signing for Arsenal

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The young Arsenal and England defender Calum Chambers may have had the sort of game he would rather forget on Monday against Liverpool, and he has taken his fair share of stick for is as well, but I do not think that it will mean a great deal in the long term. The versatile 20-year [...]

Don’t Panic! Arsenal are close to clicking

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Arsenal may have drawn a blank for the second home game in a row, leaving us languishing at around the halfway point of the league table, but there are some positives to be taken. I may be over optimistic or simply naive here, but I do think that the Gunners are close to clicking into [...]

Some good news for Arsenal from Benzema transfer saga

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So now we can finally stop being bombarded by Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a summer swoop for Karim Benzema. To be honest the stories were getting ridiculous, with so-called experts claiming the deal was done and that private jets had been booked to bring him from Madrid and other such malarkey.

Unbelievable! Arsenal get Spurs away in Cup draw

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Unless you consider the chance to beat your local rivals again a bit of good luck, Arsenal will not be too happy with our first draw in the Capital One Cup. Not only have we drawn a Premier League club in our north London rivals Tottenham, but we will have to go to White Hart [...]

Wenger KNOWS Arsenal need a striker – But who?

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Striker or bust for Arsenal!! by JH One of very few things Arsenal fans can agree on is that we need a world class striker, following the days of Wright, Henry, Van Persie, Giroud simply just doesn't cut it. I believe a world class striker would have scored at least two vs Liverpool. Giroud managed [.

No Koscielny for Arsenal at Newcastle? No problem

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I think we can safely assume that this weekend will see Arsenal come up against a more adventurous and forward thinking Newcastle United team to the one that worked hard and sat back to hold Man United to a no score draw at OLd Trafford last Saturday. So the news revealed in an ESPN report [...]

The Mysterious and Baffling Case of Arsene Wenger

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The Mysterious and baffling case of Arsene Wenger by Dan I am tired of Arsene Wenger, as tired as the Arsenal manager himself looks most days sitting pitch side no doubt. As it can't be argued that he hasn't given his all for the club, no matter how you view him. But I fear, time [...]

Why Wenger is not starting Walcott for Arsenal?

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That is now the first two home Premier League games that Arsenal have failed to score a goal, although the world and his wife knows that the referee robbed Aaron Ramsey with the awful offside decision against Liverpool. Still, for the whole of the first game and a large portion of the second we did [.

Newcastle away the perfect game to kick start Arsenal?

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Arsenal set to shine in Newcastle by Sam P The last time Arsene Wenger took his Arsenal squad up north to face Newcastle United the Gunners were in full flow. We beat the Magpies to make it six wins in a row and won the next three games as well, so the situation on Saturday [...]

Calm down Arsenal this happened last year – Repeat…..

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Calm down Arsenal this happened last year I wanted to send a little reminder about how positive we were at the beginning of last season after beating Manchester City in the Community Shield last year, and compare it to this campaign, when we beat the reigning champions Chelsea. Sometimes in feels like we are in [.

Why Arsenal must play Chambers and Gabriel more

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It was typical of the bad luck that seems to hang around Arsenal Football Club like the bitter sense of jealousy hangs around White Hart Lane, that right before a difficult and crucial game we lost both of our first choice centre backs. That, I suppose, is why a big club needs to have a [...]

Arsenal boss needs ANY 2 signings to save his job

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There is already a growing sense of anger, frustration and deja vu going around the global Arsenal fan base, after all the optimism from pre-season disappeared in a puff of smoke, just as five of the possible nine Premier League points available to Arsenal so far have disappeared. And that negativity will ultimately have just [.

Real Madrid will NOT sell Benzema to Arsenal – Move on!

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If you thought the start of La Liga season had no impact on the Premier League, think again. The tremors of the dull draw between Real Madrid and the newly promoted Sporting Gijon could be felt as far as North London. The stutter of the much acclaimed Los Blancos sent a message to the Emirates [...]

So who is set to be Arsenal’s transfer gamble?

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It is now looking increasingly unlikely that Arsenal fans will get to celebrate the transfer that we wanted, even though the football media and it's rumour mill are still determined to link the Gunners with the France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. His agent has all but ended our hopes I'm afraid.

Arteta and the Arsenal midfield issue – another DM needed?

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I know that people will always trot out that famous old football saying about it being a 'nice problem to have' when, like Arsenal right now, a club has a lot of competition for places in a certain area of the pitch. But a problem is a problem and the centre of midfield and who [...]

Arsenal’s problem not players but handling pressure

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Arsenal buckling under pressure? by Sam P When all the football pundits were dismissing Arsenal and our chances of winning the Premier League title a couple of years ago, it really wound me up, as we were top of the table and playing the best football. But we did not win that title after falling [...

Arsenal player ratings for Liverpool draw – Cech MOTM

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Well this was an easy one Arsenal fans. And if we keep playing as we did last night, then I can see Petr Cech getting a lot more Man of the Match awards. His only real challenger for me was Francis Coquelin who was left with so much to do and produced some key tackles. [...]

Arsenal need not worry about Lucky Liverpool

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A quick look at the Premier League table will tell Arsenal fans that we are already off the pace, with three of our big Premier League rivals sitting above us. Apart from the very obvious fact that the Gunners have not started the season very well though, I do not think we need to worry [...]

Arsenal fans – It’s time for a reality check

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REALITY CHECK: IT ALL POINTS BACK TO THE MANAGER by Uche How do we all feel about Arsene Wenger? Ask this question several times and you will get different responses from the same individual, depending on when you ask the question. A day after winning the FA Cup, the majority will tell you that Wenger [.

Arsenal v Liverpool review – Dodgy offside denies Gunners win

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There is no way that even the most ardent Arsenal fan can say that we were the better team in the first half but we stil should have been ahead at halftime, because while Liverpool had the better play and the better chances, Ramsey DID score a great goal after a peach of a pass [...]

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Liverpool – Injury crisis again?

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You would say that losaing one of your first choice centre backs just before a huge and possibly key game in the Premier League, so for Arsenal to lose both Lautrent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker must be seen as a complete nightmare and brings back all those horrible momories of the ongoing injury problems that [.

Arsenal defenders talk Benteke and battling for big win

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Unless there is a fitness problem with one of them, the Arsenal centre back pairing to face Liverpool this evening is almost certain to consist of the usual suspects Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. Whether you agree with him or not, it is clear that Arsene Wenger is happy with them and would probably play [.

No love lost between Wenger and Liverpool

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How do you react to one of your rivals losing their star player in a transfer window? What would be your reaction if the same team loses two best players in two successive summers? Whatever it may be, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no sympathy at all. Wenger was talking about the loss to [...]

Rodgers confident Liverpool can get a result at Arsenal

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Liverpool are aiming to keep their 100% record in their first three games against Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow, and their manager Brendan Rodgers is trying to make it sound easy. The Gunners won this fixture 4-1 last season but may be feeling a little apprehensive after losing their last game played at their home [.

If not Benzema then who CAN Arsenal sign?

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I am going to assume, perhaps foolishly, that Arsene Wenger is not just sitting on his hands with regards to adding to the Arsenal squad in this summer transfer window. I like the fact that he has confidence in the players available to him but surely the Frenchman must see that another quality player or [.

The Arsenal team to face Liverpool?

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It does not really matter who I or other Arsenal fans think should be in Arsenal's starting XI to face Liverpool tonight, as Arsene Wenger will stick to his favourite line up for as long as possible until injuries or midweek games force his hand. There were no new injuries and no returning stars to [.

Ramsey – Arsenal will come out on top against Liverpool

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The Welsh winger Aaron Ramsey admits that he looks forward to the big games of the season, like tonight's match against Liverpool but believes that if Arsenal play their usual gae they will come out on top. He said on Arsenal.com: "It is one of those games you always look for when the fixtures come [.

Benzema to be unveiled today AND he’s staying put!

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It just goes to show that there is an amazing amount of websites out there that just churn out Arsenal transfer stories with the word Benzema in the title simply to get the clicks to increase their advertising revenue, but when a so-called National Daily newspaper does it, it gets even more annoying.

100 percent City pile pressure on Arsenal to win

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It is fair to say that in games against a big Premier League rival, a draw and a point is not too bad a result and that has certainly been true for Arsenal in recent seasons, as we struggled to avoid heavy defeats and began to have a terrible record and even a bit of [...]

Did Madrid just end Arsenal’s Benzema transfer hopes?

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First of all Arsenal fans, I am not going to read to much into the fact that the long linked and much reported transfer target of ours, Karim Benzema, did not feature in the starting XI of Rafa Benitez' Real Madrid team for their first La Liga game last night. The France international was not [...]

Liverpool will regret letting Alexis join Arsenal!

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Arsenal famously made a 40 million plus 1 bid for Luis Suarez the year before he moved from Liverpool to Barcelona, which ultimately was the catalyst for us to buy Alexis Sanchez from the Spanish giants. According to Arsene Wenger, the Gunners got just as good a player in Sanchez as Barcelona got in Suarez, [.

Perfect Arsenal pairing to control midfield v Liverpool?

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We will not know until tomorrow which 11 Arsenal players will be chosen by Arsene Wenger to start our third Premier League game of the season against Liverpool, but it could be a crucial selection, even this early on in the campaign. A win against our Premier League rivals would not only keep the Gunners [.

Is Citeh the only real Premier League rival to Arsenal?

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I know I am jumping the gun a bit here by assuming that Arsenal will continue to be more like the side we saw win away to Crystal Palace last week, rather than the one that slumped to a dismal defeat at home to West Ham, but the end of last season and the way [...]

Benzema to Arsenal transfer set for Man Utd hijack?

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You might think that on the face of it there is little for Arsenal fans to worry, assuming that Arsenal are still trying to complete the signing of Karim Benzema from Real Madrid that is. I mean, even if the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that our Premier League rivals Manchester United are trying to muscle [.

Transfer Fever! – And how Arsenal will win the title

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The Ramsey issue; Transfer fever; Arsenal must win the Premiership this season!‏ by Usmanov Ok before you give me that face – Yes, I shall myself, admit that statement above is a bit of an over-statement. But if I'm to be honest I'll say that is the way I feel right now. I feel this [...]

Are Arsenal simply conning the fans again….. ?

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Arsenal Con Job by DS Two years ago Arsenal spent the summer flighting with the idea of purchasing Higuain. Such were the club's dawdling that Napoli stole a march on us and signed the Argentine. Most Gooners forgave the indecisiveness though as we had convinced the world that an offer over 40 million would acquire [.

Arsenal boss hints at another Real Madrid signing

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I do hope that these latest comments from Arsene Wenger really are a precursor to Arsenal sealing the transfer of another Real Madrid player, and we all know who we want that player to be, with the France international Karim Benzema having almost single handedly kept the football reporters in Arsenal transfer rumours to write [.

Referee choice is good news for Arsenal

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As much as we Arsenal fans have bitched and moaned about the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho seeming to have a real and unfair influence on the officials in recent years, you know that we will happily take a friendly decision or two in our favour. But really we just want a [...]

Rodgers bringing big red bus to Arsenal…or is he?

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To be perfectly honest, I would not be surprised in the least if Brendan Rodgers comes to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on Monday night with the opinion that a point would be a brilliant prize for Liverpool to take home with them. After all, apart from that crazy early Saturday a couple of [..

Why Arsenal v Liverpool is set up for Mesut Ozil

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His games for Arsenal against Liverpool have not always been happy occasions, as Mesut Ozil was subbed off by Arsene Wenger after 60 minutes of that horrendous 5-1 drubbing at Anfield in his debut season, but on the whole our club record signing has good reason to look froward to the visit of Brendan Rodgers [.

Is this Premier League transfer perfect for Arsenal?

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While it is just about the understatement of the century to say that Arsenal have not exactly taken the summer transfer window by storm, at least not yet, we have been more proactive than ever about the future. Many young players from the academy that I and many other Arsenal fans were expecting to stay [.

Two BIG reasons for Arsenal to ATTACK Liverpool

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It is true that most Arsenal fans have been pleased with the way that Arsene Wenger has modified, or at least added to, his tactics for the Gunners over the last year or so. While we all love to see the exciting and adventurous style of football for which the Gunners have become famous under [...]

Arsenal are no closer to signing…..who?

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If the barometer of the number of summer signings is the expectations of the supporters, then Karim Benzema would have already been a Gunner. The French forward is an eternal favorite at the Emirates stadium – both for the management and the supporters. Arsenal tried many times to sign him but haven't been able to, [.

Should Arsenal fans be optimistic about Jack?

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Arsenal fans, do you remember Jack Wilshere? Don't worry if you can't remember where he is; Wilshere is busy getting back to full fitness while the best of his supporters are wondering when he will be back in action. Wilshere, still only 23, has long been touted as the next ‘big thing' for England.

Rangers win battle for Arsenal starlet

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The new Glasgow Rangers manager Mark Warburton is extremely pleased that the Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem has decided to move up to Scotland for the whole of this season, rather than move to one of the Championship clubs that were competing for his signature. The 18 year-old is hoping to beef himself up during a [.

Arsenal to unleash secret Walcott weapon on Liverpool?

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It might be a bit of a stretch to say that Theo Walcott is a secret weapon for Arsenal, as the England international flyer has already showed us some great form in pre-season to back up the brilliant way he signed off at the end of last season, with a stunning hat-trick in our final [...]

Did Arsenal boss just blow off Pedro to Chelsea transfer?

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He was the subject of a fair few of the many Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds of the football media this summer, but we now know that Pedro Rodriguez Laresma will not be joining us from Barcelona. According to Arsene Wenger, however, this particular transfer move was never on the cards. While it is [.

Arsenal MUST start winning at home

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Arsene Wenger is preparing his Arsenal squad to face Liverpool at home on Monday, and he is aware that we cannot afford to have another slip-up like we did against West Ham in our opening game. If the Gunners have serious title pretensions this season then we have to turn the Emirates into a fortress [.

Petr Cech – His Arsenal career so far!

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On Monday night Liverpool visit the Emirates to face Arsenal, the first real test of the Gunners title ambitions after mixed fortunes in the opening two games against West Ham and Crystal Palace. The game will see both club's marquee summer signings, Petr Cech and Christian Benteke, come head-to-head.

Arsenal to drop Ramsey for Liverpool clash?

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Aaron Ramsey may have been one of the Arsenal players, and there were quite a few of them, that had a nightmare in that first Premier League game against West Ham, when he did a bit of a headless chicken act. At least that showed the Wales international was trying his best to make things [...]

Why Arsenal do not need to fear Chelsea – Mourinho!

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Arsenal fans will soon see back of Mourinho! by Sam P Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have already been able to celebrate this year with our first victory over a Chelsea team, or any for that matter, that was managed by our manager´s arch rival Jose Mourinho. Now while that win that gave us the [...]

The Arsenal “A Team” – Can these XI men do the Job?‏

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The 11 fire fighters. By Galen Sona Are Arsenal ruthless enough in the transfer market? Is it difficult to find players that can make Arsenal better? Do we need another Striker? Do we need a defensive midfielder? Do Arsenal really want to win the league? Is Cech the only signing? What is going on at [.

Is Arsenal boss getting cut adrift by rival transfers?

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Some of the major Premier League rivals to Arsenal and our hopes and expectations of ending the long wait to regain the title of champions of England have been spending money right from the start of the summer transfer window. In fact, Manchester United even had a deal for Memphis Depay sewed up before the [.

Wenger – No top class strikers available…

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If this is true then it seems that Real Madrid don't want to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal, and there are no other top strikers anywhere else that are on the market. It seems clear that there is no-one available that Wenger thinks will be better than the strikers we already have, or that will [...]

Arsenal get Wilshere back soon but Welbeck a worry

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When the Arsenal and England international forward Danny Welbeck picked up an in jury during the Premier League home game against Chelsea near the end of April, it was not thought that it was much of an issue. From then on the news from Arsene Wenger on the former Man United man was always positive [.

Brilliant Arsenal starlet wowing his new loan club

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Arsenal fans have already been hearing good things about this young Gunner, and the fact that he made both his Premier League and Champions League debuts for the club last season shows just how much Arsene Wenger thinks of Ainsley Maitland-Niles. But the 17-year old was not one of the young Guns given a chance [.

Why Arsenal should keep the faith with Coquelin

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There have already been a few Arsenal players that have come in for some criticism from the Arsenal fans and members of the football media, even though we have only played two Premier League games so far. But while the likes of Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey have been largely forgiven for the [.

Will the REAL Arsenal please stand up

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I firmly believe that the main reason for all the anger and calls for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal or spend some effing money after the first day loss to West Ham, was because it came as such a surprise. Even though we all knew that the Hammers were a good few weeks further along [...]

Besiktas make an approach for Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

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I know that there have been quite a few Turkish sides buying up some stars (or ex-traitors) from the Premier League, but you simply have to admire the front of Besiktas who have openly admitted that they tried to lure our own half-Turkish star Mesut Ozil from Arsenal. Despite Ozil costing a record-breaking 42.

Do Arsenal really want to sell Joel Campbell?

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Arsenal fans are used to transfer dealings taking forever, but that is usually for players coming in, not going out to other clubs. But this appears to be the case with Joel Campbell. We all had high hopes for the Costa Rican international when he arrived as a shock signing four years ago, but he [..

Ozil the key to Arsenal victory over Liverpool?

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After the shock of Arsenal losing to West Ham in the first Premier League game, the Gunners did well to bounce back with an away win over a determined and well drilled Crystal Palace side at the weekend. And the fact that we played a lot better at Selhurst Park is just as important with [...]

Should Arsenal fans worry about Chelsea signing Pedro?

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While Arsenal fans are still patiently waiting (or pulling our hair out in frustration) for Arsene Wenger to add to the early signing of Petr Cech, we have at least had the comfort of seeing last season´s Premier League champions Chelsea struggle. Jose Mourinho and his expensive bunch of players have still not won a [.

Fascinating news coming out of Arsenal right now!

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Is it my imagination or is everyone at Arsenal trying desperately to avoid the elephant in the room, i.e. the bloody transfer window! There is still 12 days to go and even the media is running out of stories to make up, but at least on the official site they are trying to distract us [...]

Arsenal fans should relax and play more golf!

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The summer transfer window is always one of the most stressful times for Arsenal fans, and it doesn't get any better when Arsenal lose at home in their first game of the season, but no fear, Aaron Ramsey has some great advice to help you forget about the game after a loss..... "You're disappointed with [.

Lallana – Arsenal won’t score on Monday!

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Liverpool's Adam Lallana is getting ready to visit the Emirates on Monday night, and he thinks that Arsenal are going to have a hard time getting a result. The Gunners destroyed his team 4-1 in this fixture last season, but he is feeling in a cocky mood this time around. Don't you love it when [...]

Arsenal activate the option on Mario Gotze

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Wenger finally going for Mario? by MP Hi, I am a half English Arsenal fan living in Spain, and I have been following the Gunners for many years, but I find that the rumours reported on JustArsenal never seem to match up with the news in the Spanish media. At the moment the Spanish press [...]

Arsenal rumours still indicate a top top striker coming in…..

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All Arsenal fans are becoming heartily sick of listening to the Karim Benzema rumours. They are becoming more and more hard to believe, especially after Arsene Wenger's lengthy denials citing the quality of strikers we already have in the squad. But that does not stop the media from linking us with every other top striker [.

Ranger’s move for brilliant Arsenal youngster still in doubt (plus video)

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The Arsenal and USA starlet Gedion Zelalem was expected to go off for a six-month loan deal at Glasgow Rangers, but now it seems that the deal could be hijacked by Fulham, Charlton or Birmingham City as more clubs have been alerted to his availability. Zelalem has been in excellent form for the USA in [.

Benzema coming! He’s never been wrong! Groaaannn…

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Right this is definitely the last post I ever write about Karim Benzema coming to Arsenal until it is announced on Sky or the BBC. We know that Arsene Wenger is anally secretive when it comes to talking about his transfer targets in public, and we expect him to throw journalists off the scent until [.

Arsenal Debate – What the hell is ‘cohesion’ anyway?

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Arsene's favourite word.... by DN If I had a pound for every time time Arsene Wenger or any of the Arsenal players said 'cohesion' since the end of last season I would be a very rich man, but what does it actually mean? It is definitely Arsene Wenger's favourite word at the moment and it [...]

Arsenal EXIT rumours – Zelalem, Campbell and Wellington Silva

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Okay, have we all given up on Karim Benzema coming to Arsenal? Not according to some of our readers who still believe the internet frenzy. Mind you, this would be a typical Wenger move of surprising us all at the last minute, but I for one am not holding my breath..... Anyway in the meantime [...]

These are the ONLY players Arsenal are likely to buy

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What AFC will ACTUALLY do in the transfer market by Gooner100 I've read the comments and suffered the highs and lows. We're buying Benzema, we're buying Cavani, we're buying Schneiderlin blah blah blah. It starts out as exciting, becomes annoying and finishes as depressing. It never happens. Wenger never does what is 'demanded' and [.

Will you be disappointed if Arsenal DO NOT win the League?

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We all know that after the fantastic form Arsenal were in towards the end of last season we were all full of expectation that this season just started could be the year when we finally became title challengers. All summer we listened to the players and fans talking up our chances that 'this could be [.

Double proof that Arsenal WILL NOT buy a striker

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Us Arsenal fans are continually deluding ourselves that Wenger will bring in a new superstriker to fire us to the Premiership title this season, even though Le Prof keeps making it abundantly clear that he has no intention of bringing in competition for Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott. Yet again today, Wenger spoke on Arsenal.

Arsenal Debate – Petr Cech’s first two games are promising?

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So far it is looking like Petr Cech will be Arsenal's only high-profile signing of the season, and after our embarrassing defeat to West Ham it was looking debatable as to whether the predictions that he would gain us 12 points a season were to become true. It was not a very good start by [...]

Frustrated Walcott being punished by Arsene?

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Arsenal's longest serving player, and also one of our top earners, Theo Walcott, looks set to be a peripheral bench-warmer this season unless Olivier Giroud suffers a long term injury. The England international has made it clear that he wants to be the main centre-forward, so it looks like Arsene Wenger has decided to punish [.

Arsenal looking to hijack Chelsea deal for ‘New Essien’

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Jose Mourinho's side are looking to spend money to try and rescue their dire start to the season, and it has been reported that the Blues have sent representatives to Italy to secure the signing of the young Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah, but according to his agent Oliver Arthur, Arsenal are also interested in signing [.

Arsenal will be a big test for Liverpool – says Carragher

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The pundit Jamie Carragher is often much-maligned by Arsenal fans for his pro-Liverpool bias, but just for a change he is not predicting an easy win for his old team at the Emirates next week. The Gunners had a very satisfying 4-1 destruction of the Scousers at home last season, and although Liverpool are yet [.

Do Arsenal fans agree that Coquelin got off lightly? Or is Wenger right?

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There are always interesting subplots to every game – an altercation between players or an interesting back-heel or a wonderful thru ball. Not surprisingly, the Arsenal win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park came with one such incident. Francis Coquelin was replaced by Arsene Wenger just after the hour.

If Alexis plays like this half-fit…….?

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The build-up to Arsenal's weekend game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park was around the impending return of Alexis Sanchez to the Gunners' starting line-up. The Chilean was given extra time to get himself fit after his exertions in Copa America, but he was very quickly thrown into the action. When Arsene Wenger was asked [.

Can Arsenal fans forget about the Benzema rumours now?

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Arsenal supporters could be forgiven for thinking this is some kind of déj vu. The whole sequence of – player being linked multiple threads of interest and then finally the denial; this is a sequence that repeats itself across multiple transfer windows. The only difference is that the player being linked is different.

Striker confirms he snubbed Arsenal to sign for Tottenham

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If nothing else this confirms that Arsenal are actively looking for a striker, but the strangest part of this interview is that Clinton N'Jie chose to move to White Hart Lane instead of the Emirates for the reason that Tottenham are the club to give young players a chance to shine rather than Arsenal!

Where were Arsenal’s wide players against Palace..?

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.......On the Arsenal bench of course! So for a change Arsene Wenger put Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and an unfit Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal midfield, with Olivier Giroud as the target man in the middle. Of course I am very happy that Giroud scored an excellent goal against a top side like [.

Palace v Arsenal Player Ratings – Cazorla easily MOTM

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A very relieving win over our upstart London rivals, with an excellent opening goal from Olivier Giroud and a fantastic leap from Sanchez to seal the points. It was far from an easy win but at least we got the three points.... Peter Cech 7 Not too much to do, and had very little [...]

Arsenal Debate – Lessons learned and improvements needed

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The alarm bells should be ringing despite victory against Palace by KM Hi folks, please bear with the long post. I'm traveling off to the United States and before that I think that there are a lot of interesting things to look at Arsenal after our first two games. Round 2 is gone for Arsenal [...]

Hang on! Coquelin has IMPROVED since last season!

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The Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin enjoyed an excellent breakthrough campaign last term. Had Arsene Wenger finally found the midfield jigsaw piece that he had been missing since the departure of captain Patrick Vieira in 2005? On Sunday, the Frenchman was substituted in the sixty-fourth minute at Crystal Palace, a decision based on the yellow card [.

Coquelin’s luck highlights Arsenal’s urgent need for a new DM

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Today's very narrow win over Crystal Palace has only highlighted the need for Arsenal to buy a top class backup for the DM Francis Coquelin. Last week we saw his dubious abilities of spraying the ball to begin an attack, and this week we could have easily been reduced to ten men if the referee [...]

Wenger – Palace win was a turning point, defeat would have been a blow

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Arsenal have never lost at Crystal Palace in the Premier League, but today we had to fight a lot harder than usual for the three points. Arsene Wenger was more than happy with our response after last weeks home defeat. "We have shown our strong response and we have shown different aspects in our game [.

Arsenal are back in the title race!

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It was a hard-fought victory against Crystal Palace today, but Olivier Giroud's first goal was a quality moment and may quieten his critics for a couple of weeks at least! The Frenchman comes in for stick in nearly every game he plays, especially if Arsenal don't win. But, as always, Giroud bounces back and is [.

So why did Arsenal not try again for Cabaye transfer?

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It is hard to argue too much with the comments from Alan Pardew about Arsenal this week. After all the current Crystal Palace manager was in charge of Newcastle United back in August of 2013 when Arsene Wenger reportedly place a transfer bid of around £10 million for the central midfielder. Pardew was aware that [.

Arsenal under even more pressure to beat Crystal Palace

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How quickly can things change! At the beginning of the season, Arsenal were mooted strong contenders for the Premier League crown. But, their disastrous start against West Ham United suddenly put the spotlight back on them. Everyone is questioning the credentials of the team and their ability to win the title.

Arsenal loanees set to battle it out today as Wolves face Hull City

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Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom who is currently with Hull City on a season-long loan deal is hoping that he can grab his opportunity to show his ability. The teenager feels that coming on loan to Hull has given him chances to impress Arsene Wenger and build towards becoming a first-team regular at the Emirates.

Wenger backs Sanchez – and Giroud aiming for the title

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Arsenal have put themselves under great pressure already after the unbelievable home defeat against West Ham last weekend, and now simply must beat Crystal Palace or they will lose any residual confidence that they can still win the title. Arsene Wenger started with Olivier Giroud as striker in that game, and took a chance of [.

Official teams and preview for Crystal Palace v Arsenal

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I guess the Arsenal manager really does believe all his talk about the cohesion and stability of a team being all important, because Arsene Wenger has, stubbornly some might say, stuck largely with the same starting line up that was so poor as we lost to West Ham last Sunday. The Frenchman has made a [.

Palace v Arsenal review – Well deserved but narrow win

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Well that was a lot tougher than Arsenal would have wanted it to be but the main thing is that Arsene Wenger and his players got the result that we really needed after losing the opening Premier League game against West Ham. Arsenal started the game with real intent, zipping the ball aroung with purpose [.

Why Arsenal were right to send Akpom to Hull and back

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If you Arsenal fans out there want to get another look at the young Gunners striker Chuba Akpom in action then you will have the chance tomorrow, as Hull City kick off their second league game of the season at noon and it is being shown on telly. Akpom has already settled into life at [...]

Arsenal flying forwards the key to beating Crystal Palace

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There is little doubt that Arsene Wenger will have been working hard with the Arsenal squad in training this week, with the aim of getting the Gunners to put right the problems that led to our shock home defeat to West Ham last Sunday. There is a lot for the boss to work on for [...]

Did Arsenal really just lose striker transfer to Spurs?

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Stranger things have happened in football, but this one does seem on the face of it to be up there with Arsenal signing Sebastien `the squid´ Squillaci or Chelsea deciding to give the goal shy Radamel Falcao another season in the Premier League. With Arsenal fans still clinging to the hope, and seemingly realistic possibility, [.

Arsenal to go straight back to Bellerin?

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THere was some great news for Arsenal fans this week on the fitness of Hector Bellerin, after the young Spanish international defender had to miss out on the first Premier League game of the season with a thigh problem. Knowing the way that the Gunners have been hit by injury problems over the last few [.

Is tougher Premier League bad news for Arsenal?

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In the build up to Arsenal´s second league game of the season this weekend, and with last weekend´s defeat to West Ham surely in his mind, Arsene Wenger has suggested that the fight for the Premier League trophy is likely to be even harder than usual, prompting the question whether this would help of hinder [.

C. Palace v Arsenal – Wenger trying to be calm ahead of crucial clash

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If Arsene Wenger reads papers and heeds to Arsenal supporters, the last week would have been quite tiresome. After the opening game loss to West Ham United, there were all sorts of news for Wenger – advice on formation, players, whom to purchase, everything! The loss may have stung the manager but he's showing clear [.

Arsenal Debate – Danny who?

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Danny Welbeck may soon become the forgotten man of Arsenal. No one will fault the supporters if they fail to recall the last time they saw the forward on the pitch. In fact, it may even stretch the memory of Welbeck to find his last match. The England international has been out of action since [...]

Arsenal to use Giroud as super sub?

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Look, as the Arsenal boss says about four times in every press conference, I am not having a go at Olivier Giroud here. I know that a lot of Arsenal fans out there are not too keen on the France international centre forward and like to call anyone who dares to praise or stick up [...]

Arsenal players under pressure not to blow another record

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With Arsenal really needing to bounce straight back from the shock and disappointment of losing our first Premier League game of the season against West Ham, it is perhaps a very good thing that our next match is against Crystal Palace. The Gunners have a fantastic record against the Eagles, having lost just twice in [.

Wenger reveals the future of three Arsenal stars?

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There have been a fair few Arsenal transfer rumours in recent weeks concerning the future Arsenal careers of three of the current playing squad, so Arsene Wenger was asked by the press pack to clarify what the situation is with Nacho Monreal, Mathieu Flamini and Joel Campbell. The manager was quite expansive about the French [.

Arsenal do not have the DNA of Champions

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BELIEVE IN MIRACLES by AD First of all this article is not in criticism or praise of anyone or Arsenal itself. Keeping in perspective the fact that only one game has been played in the league by Arsenal so far, I would like to suspend any reaction as yet. However, far be it for one [...]

Arsenal to sign a replacement for injury hit Rosicky?

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As usual, the Arsenal fans are left pretty much in the dark about whether there will be any more transfer business completed before the transfer window closes. Arsene Wenger is doing his regular job of denying everything and trying not to give even the merest hint of his intentions. The Frenchman was asked a few [.

Arsenal told to go big or forget signing La Liga star

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Arsenal have had some real success in recent transfer windows by looking to Spain's La Liga for new players. Although Arsene Wenger is still waiting to get value for money from the performances and consistency of the club record signing Mesut Ozil, you really cannot argue with the others. Alexis Sanchez, Nacho Monreal and Santi [.

Is Keown right to back Cech and blame Arsenal defenders?

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The new Arsenal number one Petr Cech might be feeling a lot better about himself today, if he reads what the football media have been saying that is. Because the 33-year old was given the backing of two former Arsenal greats in the papers yesterday. After our former keeper Jens Lehmann praised the keeper's abilities [.

Predict the score against Palace and win a JustArsenal T-Shirt

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Arsenal will be desperate to get back to winning ways in this crucial London derby against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, and Arsene Wenger will be looking for a big win to erase the memories of last week's debacle against West Ham. Thanks to this weeks sponsor latestbettingoffers.co.uk, one lucky reader will be getting an [.

Arsenal star says opening day loss will be GOOD for team

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Last Sunday was a bad day at the office for Arsenal Football Club in general but also on a personal level for many of the players. And one of those was definitely our midfield warrior Francis Coquelin, and that was highlighted by the fact that he was the first man hauled off by Arsene Wenger [...]

Today’s Arsenal rumours – Gotze, Krychowiak, Benzema and Roberto

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Arsene Wenger stuck to his usual mantra after the West Ham defeat, telling the media: "I can only repeat what I've said: if an exceptional solution turns up, we will do it. "We bought and still lost the game. We listen to people but we have to focus on the quality of our performance." Despite [...]

Where was Arsenal’s spirit and desire?

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Reality kicks in by DS If there is one positive from last Sunday it was Wenger's honest appraisal of just how bad Arsenal were. Some managers, including Arsene, would've put it down to just one of those days. On another day Peter Cech doesn't have his worst ever Premiership game, most of the time Sanchez [.

Wilshere latest is NOT good news for Arsenal

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On the face of it, the latest injury news revealed by Arsene Wenger today on the official Arsenal website is pretty positive stuff and must be a huge relief to Jack Wilshere in particular. The midfielder's return date from the hairline fracture of the fibula he picked up in training over a week ago should [.

Former Arsenal keeper is right and Cech will bounce back

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There has been a lot of talk in the football media and plenty of concern among the Arsenal fans out there after our only signing of the summer endured a nightmare on his competitive debut. Even though Arsene Wenger refused to lay too much blame at his feet, the fact is that Petr Cech and [...]

Arsenal to consider transfer of 2 Real Madrid players?

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Arsenal fans are still hoping that Arsene Wenger will come up trumps again and sign the top class centre forward Karim Benzema from Real Madrid some time in the next few weeks. I am hoping that just like the last time we did some transfer business with the Spanish giants for Mesut Ozil, it is [...]

Alexis Sanchez to the rescue for Arsenal again?

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Even though Arsenal actually got a rare opening day win at the start of last season, with Laurent Koscielny getting a last minute winner against Crystal Palace, the Gunners did not have muxch else to cheer about in the first few months of the season. And it would have been a whole lot worse if [...]

Rosicky TWO months out as Arsenal’s bad luck is back

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Last season it seemed to me that Arsenal had finally come out of the long dark tunnel of bad luck that had been plaguing the club for years. It had seemed that there was some sort of football cure on the Gunners, with bad decisions from referees as well as the busiest injury room in [...]

Will Arsenal fans accept Draxler instead of Benzema transfer?

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This is all just speculation of course, as we really do not know which, if any, of the Arsenal transfer rumours are close to the truth of what is going on behind the scenes at Arsenal or in the mind of Arsene Wenger. But I have been reading that the Frenchman may be turning his [...]

Arsenal’s mistakes are NOT accidents!

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Treating mistakes like accidents is why it's no accident Arsenal haven't won the league in 10 years‏ by KM Hello fellow Gooners. After another horror start to the season I continue to sit in disbelief of the fact how every moment I start to think something might have changed, it all goes back to normal [.

Arsenal lack one thing – Leadership!

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It was a dark Sunday for the Gunners supporters. After enthralling in the pre-season and promising even more in a season that is touted as one to be the difference, Arsene Wenger's team fell flat on its claims. These are not just expectations from the supporters. We are also talking about the drummed about hopes [.

Arsenal will take a very, very good player…

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Every transfer window comes with the usual script for Arsenal. There will be calls for signing a new goalkeeper, a new defensive midfielder and a striker. The script remains the same because more often than not, Arsene Wenger doesn't generally buy for the position deemed as requirement. Of course, it is not pragmatic to link [.

Oh Dear! Benzema transfer at risk from Arsenal penny-pinching

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If this is true and it ends up with Arsenal missing out on the transfer of the France international Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, then it will be absolutely unforgivable penny pinching on the part of Arsenal Football Club or the manager. I really do not see why Arsene Wenger would bother about the transfer [.

The 2 changes Arsenal will make for next game?

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There has been a lot of criticism for the Arsenal manager this week, hardly surprising really after all the great expectations carefully built up over the last eight months were left in a pile of rubble on the Emirates pitch on Sunday. But while the boss must take his fair share of the blame for [...

Is Arsenal’s move for Krychowiak a possible ‘panic-buy’?

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It is very strange that just after sources at Arsenal apparently revealed that our defensive midfielder Matthieu Flamini is expected to leave the club this summer, when we are also informed that a group of Arsenal representatives were present last night in Spain to watch the Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.

What name do you want on your new Arsenal shirt?

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With only one new player added to the Arsenal playing staff so far in the current summer transfer window, Arsenal fans have not exactly been spoilt for choice about which player's name to have printed on their new replica football shirt, but there is still plenty of time. After his less than impressive Premier League [.

Have Arsenal missed a trick with Pedro transfer?

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While the vast majority of Arsenal fans have our fingers and toes crossed that we will soon be seeing the France international striker Karim Benzema running out on to the Emirates stadium pitch in the famous red and white shirt, there is no guarantee that he will be leaving Real Madrid at all. And meanwhile [.

Is Higuain ideal Arsenal transfer if Benzema is off?

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Arsenal have been linked with the Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain before of course, and according to the Arsenal transfer rumours at the time, a couple of years ago, the deal was all but done until Napoli swooped in with a better offer and took him from Real Madrid to Serie A. Whether that was [.

Is Flamini being forced out of Arsenal?

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With just 20 days to go in the transfer window, we would be forgiven for thinking that Arsenal had finished their trading, unless of course an "exceptional talent" falls into Arsene Wenger's lap from out of the stars. But according to a new report from Goal, who often claim to have insider sources at the [.

Did Mourinho just admit the cheating Arsenal fans suspect?

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While the disastrous competitive Arsenal debut made by their former number one Petr Cech has sparked widespread hilarity and taunting among the knuckle dragging Chelsea fans, they have hardly had the perfect start to their own campaign to win the Premier League. Unlike Arsenal, Jose Mourinho and his hugely expensive squad did not manage to [.

Do Arsenal need a BIG favour from Chelsea?

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I am not talking about Arsenal getting a refund on the Petr Cech transfer and am really not worried about his opening day nightmare despite all the gloating and rubbish spouted by the chavs in the last few days. And I can hardly believe I am saying this but I am actually hoping that Chelsea [...]

Parlour – Benzema could be Arsenal’s Aguero or Costa…..

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Ray Parlour joined the chorus of Arsenal supporters who feel that athe ddition of a new striker would give the club a new dimension. Parlour is well-known among the Gunners' supporters and made 470 appearances for the club between 1991 and 2004. Parlour says that the club does not know the club's first choice centre [.

Arsenal to bid BIG then turn from Benzema to Higuain?

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Despite the ongoing protestations from Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with Karim Benzema just will not go away and there is a strong feeling in the football media that our manager is not being entirely honest about his hopes of signing the France international star. The Daily Mail, for instance, are [.

Arsenal plot surprise transfer swoop for Cavani

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Well this would be a typical Wenger move wouldn't it? With all and sundry expecting the Arsenal boss to make his move for the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema, or at least hope he becomes available in the last few days of the summer transfer window, Wenger could have had them all barking [.

Wenger refuses to do panic-buying!

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Arsenal started the season with a disappointing loss to West Ham United at home. However, the manager Arsene Wenger insists that they will remain calm in the transfer window and will not be pushed into panic buying. Wenger wants to stay true with his squad unless there is an "exceptional solution" The general reaction to [.

Wenger blames the whole Arsenal team….

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger didn't want to take the easy route by blaming his goal keeper Petr Cech for the disappointing opening day loss. The Gunners started their 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a morale shattering 2-0 loss at home to West Ham United. This was supposed to be a season of full hopes where [.

Why Theo Walcott MUST be Arsenal’s main striker

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MOVEMENT AND BALANCE: THE JEKYLL AND HYDE THAT IS ARSENAL by Uche Before I begin, I will like to state categorically that I do not know football more than Arsene Wenger. None of us does. When we blog about football, we only do it as observers. Of course as an observer, you sometimes see things [...]

Who was REALLY to blame? (And Arsenal’s new DM)

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Manager vs Players by RS This is the second Arsenal article I've written for justarsenal.com. Last year I wrote a post about who would be the striker that we should have bought. If you recall I mentioned Bony, we ended up with Welbeck. And after watching yesterday's defeat to West Ham and seeing the reactions [.

Have Arsenal already got a big keeper conundrum?

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It might seem to be a bit of a knee jerk reaction to be thinking about whether or not to drop Petr Cech from the Arsenal first team. After all it was only his first competitive game for the Gunners and as Arsene Wenger said, the whole team played badly. But it was still a [...]

Five BIG reasons for Arsenal fans not to panic…yet

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It´s way too soon to panic Arsenal fans! by Sam P It is very easy for football fans to get carried away, one way or the other, and I have certainly been guilty of being too confident in the build up to this Premier League season. But just as a few good results does not [...]

Why do Arsenal fans always blame Giroud‏?

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What about the others? By Galen Sona. The last article I wrote showed a combined XI of Chelsea and Arsenal. I said at the time that only three Arsenal players will get into the Chelsea team. I had Boss, Cazorla and Sanchez.. I was heavily criticised by most fans on the forum when I said [...]

The REAL reason Arsenal are denying Benzema transfer chase?

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There is some very good news for Gooners if the latest Arsenal transfer rumour turns out to be true, and boy do we need it after the horror film that was our first home game of the Premier League season. The good news is Karim Benzema and that his transfer to Arsenal is very much [...]

Can Arsenal fans blame Wenger yet?

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Will AKB's finally see the truth? By ThirdManJW In the aftermath of yet another insipid display from Arsenal, I ask myself, will all Arsenal fans finally be on the same wavelength? Which is, we badly need a new manager. 'Same s*** different season' is a saying that immediately springs to mind, but I wonder if [.

Rock bottom! But adversity CAN inspire Arsenal

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Relax! Arsenal often play better in adversity! by DN Well after seeing how badly Arsenal handled the expectation today we can only hope that we deal with adversity a lot better. All that confidence and momentum, instead of inspiring the Arsenal players to a good start seemed to be like an anchor dragging them back [.

Arsenal´s BFG very honest about First Day Failure

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I bet that the Arsenal vice captain Per Mertesacker was not looking forward to facing the media after that terrible performance and result by him and his team mates yesterday. But that is the captain´s job I suppose and the World Cup winning defender, to be fair to him, did not shirk any of the [...

Is Benzema really the answer for Arsenal?

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It was inevitable and understandable that the Arsenal fans would continue to clamour for the completion of the one of the biggest Arsenal transfer rumours of the summer after yesterday. Because as well as the poor defending that gifted West Ham their two goals, Arsenal failed to score and many of us think that Karim [.

Wenger – West Ham were better prepared than us

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Arsenal have had their most successful pre-season for 10 years, winning every single game and even beating the defending Champions Chelsea at Wembley, so it was nothing less than a shock to watch West Ham outplay us at the Emirates yesterday. All Arsenal fans could be forgiven for thinking that we would could continue our [.

Arsenal player ratings for West Ham loss – Ox MOTM

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It was not as easy as you might think to select Oxlade-Chamberlain as the best Arsenal player from a pitiful performance that saw us crash to defeat against West Ham, as he was at fault for that killer second goal and it reminded me of what he did against Monaco but he was the most [...]

Same old Arsenal….NOW will Wenger spend the money?

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Maybe another terrible start will at least bring in some signings?‏ by KM Well there you go. Arsene back to his usual self. I will stick with the opinion that until he goes, we can not win the title. It all looked good on the surface, but scratch pre-season and enter real life and we [...]

Were Arsenal just nobbled by nerves?

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I think we can all agree that this was a bad day all round for the Arsenal players. A lot of fans are angry and are blaming Arsene Wenger for his team selection and tactics but he cannot have expected the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla to be so ineffective and [...]

Did Wenger get Arsenal team or tactics wrong?

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing and when Arsenal have just slipped to a shock defeat at home to West Ham on what was supposed to be the first step on the way to a great season in the Premier League, the knives are bound to be sharpened for the manager. So did the Frenchman get [...]

Arsenal players not hoping but `expecting´ EPL trophy

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It might only a subtle difference and may only represent a slight increase in the self belief felt by the Arsenal players at the moment, but it could well turn out to make all the difference between fans of the Gunners going a 12th summer without a Premier League trophy to celebrate and the streets [.

Pressure? This is nothing says Arsenal boss

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The theory is that with greater expectations comes added pressure to live up to those expectations, and after the way that the Gunners have performed since the turn of the year, the Arsenal fans and the football media are certainly expecting more from Arsene Wenger and the players this season. But the Frenchman has played [.

Benzema? Arsenal can win title with Giroud and Walcott – says Wenger

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Yesterday everybody (including JustArsenal) had an Arsenal insider telling them that the Karim Benzema deal was done and dusted, and the Frenchman would be flying over for a medical on Monday, but now it seems that Arsene Wenger has decided to pour cold water on the rumours and insists that both Olivier Giroud and Theo [.

Earn the right and Arsenal WILL keep winning says Wenger

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A few weeks ago Arsenal were issued a warning by Slaven Bilic, the new manager in charge of West Ham, and at the time he seemed to have a good point. His team would be much more fit and ready for the opening Premier League game of the season at the Emirates today, because they [...]

Wenger and Mourinho want transfer window to shut NOW

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It is not often that Chelsea's Jose Mourinho and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger agree on anything, but they are totally in agreement that the British transfer window should close before the start of the season proper. The Portugese bus conductor was very emphatic about it. He said on Wednesday: "The transfer window is over.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v West Ham

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The big surprise for me in the Arsenal line up selected by Arsene Wenger today is the absence of Theo Walcott. I was half expecting the manager to start with our regular centre forward Olivier Giroud but even so I thought that our England international speed merchant would get one of the other forward roles.

Arsenal v West Ham review – First day Flops!

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Well I don't know why I am so surprised because Arsenal have a habit of doing this sort of thing to us. But the way we tok on a briliant second half of last season all the way through pre-season had given us every reason to expect a strong start against West Ham. But almost [...]

Do Arsenal have bigger issues than Chelsea to overcome?

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After an almost picture perfect pre-season that saw Arsenal win all of our games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just once, adding the Asia Cup, Emirates Cup and Community Shield to the trophy cabinet and lifting the long curse that Jose Mourinho has had over Arsene Wenger, it is hardly surprising that confidence is high [.

Will Arsenal start Giroud or Walcott v West Ham?

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I would assume that, if the answer to the title is the France international star Olivier Giroud, then Arsenal fans will still get to see our flying England forward Theo Walcott as well, probably right from the kick off, but he would be playing in one of the wide forward positions rather than the centre [.

Phew! Arsenal star cheered by big injury boost

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The last week or so must have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere. From being about to start in the Community Shield clash against Wembley to picking up an injury that meant he missed the curtain raiser at Wembley was only the start. Then we had [...]

Arsenal’s Odds on winning the Premier League this season

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Odds of 4/1 for the Premier League outright look pretty tasty Arsenal odds, right? That's what the Premier League betting experts have thrown our way in the pre-season, and with Petr Cech arriving to be, what many fans are calling, the final piece of Arsene Wenger's jigsaw; Gunners fans could be in for a very [.

Stop worrying Arsenal fans – Benzema is coming!

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What would Benzema Add to Arsenal? by JH This is a story I have been following on twitter for a few days now, Emanuele Giulianelli has been tweeting almost constantly, that Karim Benzema is joining Arsenal, he has agreed a 120K a week contract, and has agreed to be Arsenals new number 9. He is [...]

Arsenal MUST splash the cash to compete for title

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Naïve or Arrogant? by DS Throughout pre season I worried that our manager May have been in danger of being blinded by our second half of last season. Unfortunately having beaten Chelsea in the Community Shield my worries have increased with others now jumping on the bandwagon. While I believe we will mentally be better [.

Wenger – Arsenal must get fast start against West Ham

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I know it's a case of stating-the-bleeding-obvious, but after last season's terrible start it is imperative that Arsenal continue their winning run now that the Premier League is finally getting up-and-running. The only worry I can see is that the players may be trying too hard to get a result and start making unforced errors [.

Arsenal v West Ham – Wenger pinpoints the key players

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As Arsene Wenger said, he is looking for a fast start to the season by beating West Ham in the opening game tomorrow lunchtime, and he is aware that Slaven Bilic is notorious for making his teams hard to beat. So Wenger is hoping for some magic from his players again, and he has pinpointed [...]

Arsene Wenger says that FIFA is an ass! And he’s right….

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It is not very often that you see Arsene Wenger get angry, but in Arsenal pre-match press conference this morning he got very animated when talking about why the season is starting one week early to try and ease the congestion at Xmas.... "I think it is a massive mistake for England to start one [...

Arsenal fans, lighten up and confess!

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One Gooner's guilty pleasures, confessions and irrational thoughts by JS Dear Gooners This site has been a place full of angst, introspection and gloom in recent weeks. Who the next transfer will be, or even more debilitating for some will there even be a next transfer? Anyone else got Benzema-itus? I thought I would [.

Uh-Oh! Has Theo just jinxed Arsenal’s season?

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Sometimes I think Arsenal players just talk too much sometimes. You know what I mean? Like on here when JustArsenal readers start saying things like 'we're going to beat Monaco by four goals' or 'Newcastle will never come back from four goals down'. You think to yourself "you really shouldn't have said that.

Arsenal title betting – Should Chelsea really be favourites?

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As we approach Arsenal's first League match of the season on Sunday, there is a lot of discussion about which teams should be favourites to win the Premier League title come May next year. All bookies are giving Chelsea as most likely to retain their title, with Arsenal given as third best (after Man City) [.

Arsenal starlet set for Premier League opener?

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I must admit to being a little surprised at the decision by Arsene Wenger to allow Chuba Akpom to go and join Hull City on a season long loan for the coming season, especially after the young striker had impressed during pre-season and been praised highly by his manager. But once that deal was done [.

Latest on Benzema transfer is great news for Arsenal

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It still looks as though this deal will go right down to the wire and will be done in the last few days of the summer transfer window, if it is done. So be prepared for a whole lot more Arsenal transfer rumours about the Real Madrid and France international star Karim Benzema in the [...]

Have Chelsea already handed Arsenal EPL advantage?

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Arsenal owe Chelsea a huge thank you by Sam P Although the Premier League season has not even started yet, it already looks as though Arsenal are set for a much better year. If Arsene Wenger and the likes of Ozil, Cazorla and Koscielny do end up as champions of England next year, they will [...]

England will miss Wilshere more than Arsenal

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The worst fears are confirmed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that his midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline crack and will miss "a few weeks" of the Premier League season. With the start of the season around the corner, this is one injury Wenger could have been better off without.

Wenger – Arsenal are definitely not buying a striker

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Well that's that then! The 'Benzema to Arsenal' stories have been hogging the headlines for the last month (as they do every summer) but now Arsene Wenger has finally come out and stated that he is more than happy with his current strike-force, and the Benzema rumours are purely media talk. He said in todays [.

THREE more top Arsenal starlets sent out on loan

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It is truly amazing the amount of young up-and-coming talent coming through at Arsenal, and there are already many of them out on loan in the lower divisions. But the latest loan deals are set to be the coming-of-age season for three of our most promising young talent. Earlier this week it as announced that [.

Why Walcott will fire Arsenal to Premier League glory

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We will have to wait and see just where the England international Theo Walcott plays most of his football for Arsenal this season, but the flying 26-year old forward has already made a good case for being able to play in the centre forward role as well as on either side of a front three. [...]

Why Arsenal must not risk Alexis Sanchez v West Ham

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There will certainly be a temptation in the mind of Arsene Wenger to include the man that the Arsenal fans voted as the best player of last season in the matchday squad for the opening game of the Premier League. In fact the manager has already suggested, as reported by Arsenal.com, that he might pick [.

Why Arsenal fans need to CALM DOWN over Wilshere injury

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The fact of the matter is that injury problems are a part and parcel of football, or any professional sport for that matter, especially one in which contact is an integral part of the game. So just because our England international midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered another setback does not mean that the problems on [.

What has Alexis Sanchez done to upset Arsenal players?

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I am not saying that the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez is nailed on to have a second season with his new club that is as good or even better than his debut campaign in the Premier League, but I do think that it is very doubtful that his standards will slip that [...]

Who is right about Arsenal title chances – Fans or Media?

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There seems to be a very wide gap between what the Arsenal fans and the football media think about Arsene Wenger´s chances of leading the Gunners to a first Premier League title since 2004, so who is right? And should the so-called football experts´ refusal to take our title hopes seriously be a cause for [.

Will striker transfer really give Arsenal Champions League chance?

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Considering that Arsenal have not gone past the first knockout stage of the Champions League competition for the last six seasons, it would seem on the face of it that Arsene Wenger still has a lot of work to do with his players to make Arsenal one of the elite European teams with a realistic [...]

“It’s a matter of days..” – Wenger should give up forecasting injury lay-offs!

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I guess we should all be used to Arsene Wenger having absolutely no idea about Arsenal players injuries, as yet again he has got it completely wrong about how long Jack Wilshere will be on the sidelines. Jack looked very fit and lively in the pre-season games, but after being left out of the Chelsea [.

The reasons Arsenal have improved – and can improve more!

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Behind the scenes actions have put on the field results‏ by KM Ah, as the first premier league game of the season gets ever so close, maybe it's time to put into account what happened that transformed Arsenal from top 4 finishers to back to back FA cups & Community shields winners. It's hardly one [.

Arsenal don’t need Benzema – We got Giroud!

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On Your Marks, Get Set...Giroud!‏ by ZC I've been reading everyday now for the last several months how Arsenal need one of these and Arsenal need two of that. This is normally the case when your making a mad dash around the supermarket when you have limited time only to find when you get home [...]

Arsenal captain on why Chelsea should be very worried

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Mikel Arteta has just endured a very difficult year, in personal terms at least, but it did end well for the Arsenal captain as he came on as a sub against Chelsea at Wembley last Sunday to help his team mates keep up the brilliant recent run of trophy success. Just as we did last [...]

Should Arsenal boss try to end Mourinho feud?

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After the latest meeting between Arsenal and Chelsea, which saw Arsene Wenger finally end his long wait for a win over his rival Jose Mourinho, it came as no surprise to anyone that the feud between the two managers came to the surface once more. It is pretty clear that the two really do not [...]

Why Bale is helping Arsenal to seal Benzema transfer

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If this all works out the way I hope, it will not only mean that Arsenal have added another top class striker to our already strong and talented squad, but it will give the Arsenal fans another stick to beat our north London rivals Tottenham, not that we really need any more ammunition against the [.

Jack’s injury is bad news for Arsenal AND England

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It was as if this was waiting to happen. The crocked ankle of Jack Wilshere continues to dog his career. The latest injury setback puts his plans for the new season in disarray. The England international was hopeful of an injury-free season. But, he suffered an ankle injury during training just before the season opener [.

Ramsey and Cazorla hint that Walcott will be Arsenal’s only new striker

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The rumours linking Arsenal with a big money bid for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema refuse to go away, despite Rafael Benitez stating categorically that the French international will not be leaving the Bernabeau this summer. Now a couple of Arsenal stars have been making their thoughts on the subject known, with Cazorla saying that he [.

Can Arsenal win the title WITHOUT buying?

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AFC poll....Premier league title 2015/16. by Gooner100 I think it'd be really interesting to see where everyone really stands on AFC at the moment. The debate is heated and there is still a strong lobby on JustArsenal for at least a top quality striker. However, assuming we DON'T go out and buy a top striker [.

Benzema to Arsenal? Another twist in the tale…

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Despite the continuing denials from Arsenal and Real Madrid, the media have been refusing to believe that Arsene Wenger is not keeping his war chest at the ready for when the French international becomes available. Now there is another twist in the tale as Madrid have issued an official statement that Benzema is out with [.

BFG predicts problems for Wenger and Arsenal players

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There is a saying in football, which the Arsenal fans should hope comes true for the Gunners this year, that any problems in the dressing room are made much easier to deal with when a team is winning. Some really tough managers like Brian Clough and Sir Alex Ferguson have got away with all sorts [...

Roy…Can you insult Arsenal every week please?

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As Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal squad were getting ready to play Chelsea for the Community Shield at Wembley, a former Manchester United player was gunning for the Gunners. Roy Keane, who had some (in)famous duels with Arsenal players in his playing time – more often with his counterpart Patrick Vieira – came out with [.

Ramsey believes Cech can make the difference -He already has!

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Aaron Ramsey believes that the pressure of winning trophies is nothing new for him or Arsenal. The Wales international playmaker believes that the current Gunners squad can handle the expectations and win silverware. Ramsey is optimistic of a successful campaign and thinks that winning the season curtain-raiser this weekend would prove a point to everyone.

My Arsenal team to face West Ham

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Arsenal's opening game of the season is extremely important as we aim to keep our winning momentum going strongly. West Ham have had a disrupted start to the season due to their Europa League commitment's but the Gunners can not write off any team in this League, no matter how small. So I am betting [.

Forget Arsenal it is Chelsea that has a striker crisis

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There has been a lot of debate among Arsenal fans and talk in the football media about the striker situation at Arsenal. But for some reason the same can not be said of our big Premier League rivals Chelsea, despite them looking seriously short on fire power. We still do not know if Arsene Wenger [..

FULL Arsenal injury list – Jack out for a month?

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The Premier League season hasn't even begun yet but Arsenal have sustained their first new injury setback. Jack Wilshere took a knock on his ankle in the last training session before the Community Shield win over Chelsea, which could be related to the ankle injury which made him miss five months of last season.

Arsenal Debate – Great start but we STILL need a striker

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One by one those Arsenal hoodoos start to break‏ by KM Community Shield banter! We won back-to-back super cups or whichever way you'd like to call this preseason opener. You'd see various opinions on whether how much it matters, but it's a win that finally breaks one statistic. Wenger has a win against Mourinho.

In-Demand French starlet confirms signing for Arsenal

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Although the only senior player to arrive at Arsenal this summer was Petr Cech, the Gunners have been busy bringing in lots of highly-rated young stars to be taught "The Arsenal Way" via the Academy. The Gunners brought in Krystian Bielik in the New Year and added some great prospects in Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Yassin Fortune, [.

Arsenal relieved to get that monkey off our back!

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There was a great sense of relief when the promise of Arsenal's fantastic pre-season culminated in a fantastic win over Chelsea. I certainly was relieved when the whistle was finally blown, to confirm that Arsene Wenger had gained his first ever win over the Portugese bus conductor at his 14th attempt.

Why Wilshere can be Arsenal´s own Hazard

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I must admit that I was a bit gutted for the Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere at the weekend. The Gunners ended up going on to win the game but Wilshere had to miss out again after picking up an ankle injury in training last week.Surely nly Abou Diaby has had worse luck than [...]

Arsenal to start `one of the best´ against West Ham

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I think it is safe to say that we have not really seen the best of the Arsenal and England star yet, at leasxt not on a consistent basis. But the flashes of brilliance that we have seen from young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been enough to suggest that he has a brilliant career ahead of [...]

Why Arsenal do not really need Benzema transfer

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Even though Arsenal beat Chelsea yesterday to pick up a third trophy from our pre-season preparations, some Arsenal fans were left disappointed after Arsene Wenger declared in his post match interview, reported by the Arsenal website, that the transfer rumours linking Arsenal with the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema are very unlikely to [.

Transfer off! Top striker explains why he will NOT join Arsenal

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We only have the Arsenal transfer rumours to go on but it would make a lot of sense if the Poland international star Robert Lewandowski was high up on the list of strikers that Arsene Wenger was after this summer. There have been some reports that the Frenchman has already made and had turned down [.

Why Arsenal cannot relax after Perfect pre-season

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It would be very easy for the Arsenal players and manager to assume that the Premier League season due to start next weekend is going to be a much happier one for the Gunners than last time. With three more trophies added to the Arsenal cabinet during what could well be described as the perfect [...]

Arsenal beat Chelsea at their own game

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Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea Review A corner turned... by SB In the end, when it all happened, it looked like it was simply inevitable. The law of averages was bound to catch up with Jose Mourinho at some point but even the most ardent supporters of Arsene Wenger wouldn't have predicted that this year Community [.

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea Player Ratings – Wenger MOTM!

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Arsenal won the Community Shield yesterday and Jose Mourinho showed his true sulky self by throwing his losers medal into the crowd. Arsene Wenger could have gloated more but showed his class by letting the result speak for itself rather than Jose's histrionics in defeat... Petr Cech 8 Our superconfident stopper didn't have much [.

Arsenal win trophies galore! No more negativity please…

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BREAKING THE CHAIN: WALCOTT, STRIKERS, THE MOURINHO CURSE AND TROPHIES by Uche Isn't it strange how negativity just trails this Arsenal team wherever they go? Yet they keep their heads down and keep proving the doubters wrong. It is bewildering. They say they cannot win a trophy. They don't spend money.

Stats prove Arsenal did NOT park a Chelsea bus

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Arsenal can forget about Mourinho´s moan! by Sam P After Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley to lift the Community Shield yesterday, we all knew that their manager Jose Mourinho would have something to say about the game other than simply congratulating the Gunners on a good game. He did not disappoint of course although [.

Selfies the biggest threat to Arsenal title? Okay Roy…

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I have seen some strange things written and said about Arsenal over the years, especially in the trophy free years when the Gunners seemed to have become like the football equivalent of Cecil the lion; fair game for any idiot with a typewriter or computer keyboard. But I reckon that the accusation laid at the [.

Have Arsenal just cleared the final mental hurdle?

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I have felt that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have been the target of some unfair criticism from the football media in recent years. We have been an easy target for people like Michael Owen and Adrian Durham who have conveniently ignored all the problems, such as a crippling injury list and not being able to [.

Arsenal v Chelsea review – Ox beauty breaks Mourinho hoodoo

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Well it might not have been pretty or anything like the most fluent and creative Arsenal performance of recent years, but did we really expect anyhting other than a battle against the Chelsea side managed by Jose Mourinho? The main thing is that Arsenal won the game and ended Arsene Wenger;s long run of games [.

Arsenal given huge Premier League boost by West Ham

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Remember a few weeks ago, Arsenal fans, when the new manager of West Ham issued us with a stark warning that we would find his team an impossible nut to crack when they turned up at the Emirates stadium next Sunday for our opening game of the new Premier League season? I wonder if Slaven [...]

Are Arsenal fans happy with new contracts but no signings?

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The news of two new deals for Arsenal must have been received with mixed enthusiasm by the supporters; a mix of good and bad. Good, because, these deals are for those two players who are linked with interest from other clubs. But, there is nothing more to be happy about because we are not talking [..

Costa injury risk shows Arsenal have Chelsea worried

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Despite his assertion this week that losing to Arsenal on Sunday would not really mean all that much to Chelsea or have a say on their ability to retain the Premier League trophy they won at a canter last season, not many Arsenal fans or anyone who knows much about football really believes Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal to start Debuchy not Bellerin against Chelsea?

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First off let me say that I am a big fan of Arsenal's young Spanish right back Hector Bellerin. He came on in leaps and bounds last season and was a key factor in the Gunners having such a strong second half of the season. I fully expect him to provide very strong competition to [...]

Petr Cech just wants to win the game for Arsenal

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The 2015/16 season is just about to start in earnest – with the curtain raiser at Wembley between Chelsea and Arsenal competing for the Community Shield this afternoon. With Mourinho hogging all the headlines for his latest rant at Wenger, you may be forgiven for thinking that this match is important only for him.

The one reason why Mourinho will always be inferior to Wenger

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For neutral fans, it is a sight to behold – whenever Jose Mourinho comes in a direct contest with Arsene Wenger. Over his period of stay at the Stamford Bridge, the Portuguese rarely passes up a chance to put one across the Arsenal boss. Even the recent talk about Arsenal spending more than Chelsea stems [.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Chelsea at Wembley

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There is some good news for Arsenal fans in the shape of the Chelksea team, with their first choice centre forward Diego Costa missing out and being replaced by Loic Remy, because of a reported hamstring problem. But Arsenal have also been hit by an early injury to the unlucky Jack Wilshere who does not [.

Wenger needs to shut Mourinho up once and for all

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There's something in Arsene Wenger and Arsenal that gets Jose Mourinho talking. He loves putting it across Wenger and never stops short of taking potshots at his counterpart. Continuing his mind games over the Frenchman – who many believe would be one of his toughest competitors this season – Mourinho taunted Wenger's record against him.

Analysis – A combined Chelsea and Arsenal XI show our weaknesses

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Why are Arsenal fans so positive? By Galen The summer has all been about Arsenal becoming title challengers with our players and fans believing this could be our season. I feel pretty confident too, but may be not as confident as everyone else. In the last couple of weeks fans have disagreed about transfers, with [.

Arsenal v Chelsea Betting Preview – A serious affair!

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Any top gambler will tell you that you should never bet on a "friendly" football match as absolutely anything could happen, but one thing you can be sure of tomorrow is that Arsenal v Chelsea will be anything but friendly, and Arsene Wenger agrees with that! The bookies are making it a close call with [.

Does Akpom exit mean Arsenal have agreed Benzema transfer?

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It was only very recently that Arsene Wenger was fulsome in his praise of the young Arsenal and England striker Chuba Akpom. The 19-year old scored a brilliant hat-trick in our first pre-season game against a Singapore XI and he has done nothing in the chances handed to him since to suggest that it was [.

Arsenal fans think Mourinho doth protest too much

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If you do not understand the reference, I do not blame you as it comes from the great English playwright William Shakespeare and football fans, even in England, are not usually big fans of old Billy boy. It basically means when someone keeps saying something it is clear that they are trying to convince people [.

Why these two players will win Arsenal the Premier League

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One of the best things about the current Arsenal side is the balance in it. For a long time we were too adventurous at the detriment to the defensive side of the game. And we simply did not have the right blend of players, not fit to play at least, that was need for the [...]

Wenger happy to take on Arsenal fans’ title expectations

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Arsene Wenger has often played down the expectations of the Arsenal fans about our chances of winning the Premier League title. Not that the Frenchman has been saying that his team have no chance, but he has usually been quick to point out that it is a very tough division and that our main rivals [..

Arsenal Debate – Walcott or Giroud as Centre-Forward?

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Is Theo Walcott Arsenal's new striker? by JH With the confirmation that Theo has signed da ting, with a deal that locks him down for his best years at Arsenal and also puts him up with Sanchez and Ozil in terms of wages, do we the fans finally know who our new striker is? Over [...]

Should Arsenal fans appreciate Wenger more? His legacy….

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Is Arsene Wenger the most underappreciated manager in the world?‏ by JH May 15th, 2004. After a surprisingly edgy afternoon, Arsene Wenger had in his hands a the Premier League title, It was the single greatest and dominant season in English Football history, Arsenal had won 26, drawn 12, lost precisely Zero.