Saturday's match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Villa Park is a matchup of two out of the three undefeated clubs in the Barclays Premier League (the other is of course league-leading Chelsea). While the two clubs both have yet to lose in league play so far this season, they have done so in different ways.
Well, the fans have giving the team a good kicking this week, we can only hope they pass it on to Aston Villa this afternoon.
We are always unlucky about meeting a team as they are in good from and today is no exception. Given last season's miserable performances it was more likely that Lambert would be sacked rather than make his young team into the formidable opponents they will be post kick-off.
A 2-2 draw with City, Pellegrini making excuses for his team, Arsenal conceding stupid goals but scoring some great ones. Football came back after a fortnight and it was as enjoyable a game as could be hoped for, even though the result wasn't.
It was a tough match at the Emirates yesterday :)
But Arsenal showed that they are tough too, albeit prone to moments of weakness.
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Finally we get back to Premier League action this weekend, and Arsenal and Wales star Aaron Ramsey is an doubt for Saturday's blockbuster match between Arsenal and Manchester City after picking up an ankle injury on international duty.
Ramsey appeared to twist his ankle late in the game against Andorra, which Wales won 2-1 and was substituted before the final whistle.
How Ramsey has fared this season, so far? by SE An Overview Aaron Ramsey's rise to prominence in Arsenal colours has been slow, and yet a progressive one. And, it's fair to say that last season the Welshman had everything going for him. As a midfielder, he was driving forward; scoring goals at will and, [.
Everton 2-2 Arsenal Game in 10 Tweets is a post from: Just Football
by Sarah McLean
Arsenal left it late to claw back a point from Saturday's Premier League clash against Everton in a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. A 90th minute equaliser from Olivier Giroud was the defining moment of an improved second half performance, adding to Aaron Ramsey's goal which came with seven minutes remaining
Everton had taken the lead early in the first half when Mesut Ozil was caught napping by defender Seamus Coleman who nodded into the roof of the net after finding himself completely unmarked.
This Premier League fixture will be the first game of the season where two top five teams face each other. It's fifth against fourth when the Gunners travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton in their second league game of the season.
Neither side produced what they're capable of on the opening day, Arsenal escaping with a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace thanks to a late Aaron Ramsey goal and the Toffees drawing 2-2 away to new boys Leicester City.
The game yesterday. Frustrating, but not too bad I thought. It was an entertaining enough game. They had at least two glorious chances to win it, but I thought we could have won it as well, despite playing like numpties on ice.
Giroud will undoubtedly get a lot of stick today (when does he not?
Aaron Rambo by Big Gun Aaron Ramsey is untouchable right now. At the moment, our Welsh wizard can do nothing wrong and his 2013/2014 season at Arsenal has proven MANY people wrong, including myself. I will never forget the horrific tackle and injury he had to endure back in 2010. It was one of those [.
Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup Against Besiktas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal might not have established themselves as a genuine powerhouse in the continent, they are certainly being the most consistent club in Europe.
They hold anunrivalled record of Champions League qualification that will stretch to 17 consecutive years, should they see of Besiktas at theAtaturk Olympic Stadium in the first leg of their crucialChampions Leagueplay-off clash on Tuesday night.
The Welshman Aaron Ramsey has been giving so many interviews lately I was beginning to think he had been named the Arsenal captain! But as he has scored in both our serious games so far this season he can say what he likes as far as I'm concerned. This particular nugget has him saying that [...]
Some may query my headline but that is exactly what Aaron did.
I have already read countless opinions dissecting every detail of the game from time wasting by Palace, and parking not one but two buses in two banks of four, poor refereeing, first win by us in five years, only home win of the day, but most importantly we gained the three points.
Arsenal started off the 2014/2015 Premier League game with a late win against a very defensively sturdy Crystal Palace side. Hangeland opened the scoring with a good header in the first half, yet a good header from Laurent Koscielny and a tap-in from Aaron Ramsey earned Arsenal their first three points of the season.
Arsenal snatched a victory out of the hands of defeat with a 2-1 victory against London rivals Crystal Palace in their first Premier League match of the 2014/15 season.
Despite the turmoil going on inside of the club due to Tony Pulis leaving his position as manager on Thursday night, Palace put up a solid effort, with new centre back Brede Hangeland scoring from a good header.
Excited? You should be because this season is going to be epic and it starts today
Let's be honest a managerless Crystal Palace should be lambs to the slaughter but we found out in last season's opener that opening games throw up strange results. Mr Pulis did well with an average side and as usual forced his team to play kick and run (with an emphasis on the kick).
Arsenal 2014/15: Can the Gunners cash in on their newfound optimism and be champions? is a post from: Just Football
MajorHonours: 13 League Titles, 11 FA Cups, 2 League Cups
Big season for: Jack Wilshere. With the Arsenal midfield becoming more and more crowded with each passing transfer window, Wilshere needs to assert his place on the squad with a strong performance this year.
Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City Game in 10 Tweets is a post from: Just Football
Arsenal breezed to the 13th Community Shield in their history with a comfortable 3-0 win over Manchester City in the opening game of the 2014/15 season. In a game the Gunners dominated almost from start to finish, goals from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, coupled with a lacklustre display from Manuel Pellegrini's men, made this almost a walk in the park for Arsenal.
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We set off at 8am from Nottingham to make sure of getting to Moons in plenty of time to become completely incoherent by 5pm. Arriving at our Beaconsfield ‘budget' hotel at just after 10am gave us plenty of time to get a car park sticker (too early to check in), walk to the bus stop for a short trip to Beaconsfield railway station and catch the 10.
The requirement today, obviously, is three Premier League points and a showing much more like the one against Man City than Dortmund.
I suspect it might need some tinkering with the team, but the man over whom the largest question marks remain got the full backing of the manager yesterday. Mesut Ozil's form has been in the spotlight over the last week or two and it came into sharp focus after a limp display in Dortmund (although he was hardly alone in that).
An away day before the Interlull as we prepare ourselves for Leicester City today.
It was, some time ago, a mainstay of the Premier League season. Managed by Martin O'Neill they were always a tricky side to face. Who can forget the threat of Muzzy Izzet? Anyway, this time around they're newly promoted and as such I don't know a great deal about them.
I've said a number of times recently that one of the biggest challenges we face is starting this season well because of the summer we've had. Yesterday was evidence of that. We were team that looked a long way from its best in terms of match fitness and sharpness, giving debuts to three new players, playing against a Crystal Palace side that may not have had Pulis on the sideline but he was very much part of their essence, so to speak.
As this is a time in which we insist on gleaning the maximum from the smallest amount of available information (guilty as charged, your honour), there are some conclusions we can draw from yesterday's training pics.
Mesut Ozil appears to be all right. He was pictured lurking in the background, looking suspicious but definitely not like somebody whose ankle was falling off.
Having been unable to watch the game live, I came home, saw the score, read the live blog, and wasn't particularly inclined to download and sit through a 0-0 draw, so you'll have to find in-depth analysis somewhere else this morning, I'm afraid.
On the face of it, a 0-0 draw isn't that bad, but obviously an away goal would have been nice.